“Acting unilaterally has its limits and could prompt legal challenges. Trump’s orders are narrower in scope than the trillions Congress is mulling for a massive stimulus to the virus-damaged economy. Congress controls new federal spending. Trump already predicted sidestepping lawmakers will have lawsuit consequences but dared opponents to deprive Americans of relief. ‘If we get sued, it’s [from] somebody that doesn’t want people to get money,’ Trump said. ‘And that’s not going to be a very popular thing.’”
The NASA memes have already started
Trump is using the Rules for Radicals that Saul Alinsky wrote to help leftists.
1, Rule 4 – Make the enemy live up to its own set of rules
2, Rule 5 – Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon
3, Rule 6 -A good tactic is one your people enjoy
It is enjoyable to see their own tactics used against them.
President Trump defended a gathering of members of his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club as a “peaceful protest” against the media.
“To me they pretty much look like they all have, pretty much all have masks on,” Trump said, who said the Friday gathering was not in violation of Garden State social distancing regulations.
“You know you have an exclusion in the law. It says peaceful protest or political activity, right?” he added.
“I call it peaceful protest because they heard you were coming up and they know the news is fake, they know it better than anybody,” Trump continued.
More Americans are realizing government and the police can’t, or won’t protect you.
Although I have always been a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, I never advocated that everyone should get a gun. I did support and continue to support freedom of choice in owning and possessing firearms. But now, it is time for every law-abiding American citizen to be armed. Learn how to properly use a gun and how to safeguard it.
Our Country is at a crossroads. We stand to lose everything near and dear to us if we don’t pay to heed to the threats directed against us, bearing down relentlessly on all of us.
It is the responsibility of all citizens to safeguard their own life and safety and that of their families, and to preserve our Republic as the founders intended; to protect it from the insinuation of tyranny that the Radical Left would dare impose on Americans.
As a NYPD veteran police officer, and Adjunct Professor/Lecturer of Police Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, National Rifle Association Certified Firearms Instructor (pistol, rifle, and shotgun), and Training Counselor, and active member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, and lifetime resident of New York City, I have dedicated my life to the preservation and strengthening of our cherished Second Amendment. This is no easy task, especially today, as we see constant, concerted, vigorous attacks on the fundamental right of personal defense with firearms. Continue reading “”
What NASA does now, instead of building working rockets.
NASA will “reexamine” its colloquial names for galaxies, stars, planets, and other cosmic systems to cut down on “insensitive” space terminology.
NASA announced on Wednesday that it would begin reviewing unofficial names, and change the way researchers refer to certain “cosmic objects” by either using the scientific name or finding a fitting new nickname.
“As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive, but can be actively harmful,” the space agency said in a statement. “NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
NASA will no longer refer to planetary nebula NGC 2392, the glowing remains of a Sun-like star that is blowing off its outer layers at the end of its life, as the “Eskimo Nebula.” “Eskimo” is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions. Most official documents have moved away from its use. NASA will also no longer use the term “Siamese Twins Galaxy” to refer to NGC 4567 and NGC 4568, a pair of spiral galaxies found in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster. Moving forward, NASA will use only the official, International Astronomical Union designations in cases where nicknames are inappropriate.
They’re wishing it ain’t so.
And if we’ve learned anything, when a demoncrap says it isn’t politics, it certainly is.
Everything to them is politics.
James denied her actions were politically-motivated in an interview with CNN Thursday.
“It’s not politics at all,” she said. “This investigation began in 2019 and the complaint lays out all the allegations and facts and the conclusions of law… I have a duty and an obligation and a responsibility to follow the law and to ensure the mission of non-profits, including the NRA, are protected.”
With November’s election looming, though, the political ramifications are difficult to ignore. President Donald Trump—who was endorsed by the NRA last month—immediately touted the lawsuit as a reason for gun rights supporters to back him over presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Just like Radical Left New York is trying to destroy the NRA, if Biden becomes President your GREAT SECOND AMENDMENT doesn’t have a chance,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Your guns will be taken away, immediately and without notice. No police, no guns!”………..
Even people who are against our RKBA are concerned about this.
The attorney general of New York has sued to seek the dissolution of the National Rifle Association, alleging fraud and abuse in the way the NRA’s chief executive and other officials ran the operation. Given that the NRA has played such a powerfully destructive role in U.S. politics, fighting against gun regulations that demonstrably save lives, it’s tempting to react with applause.
Yet even liberals who oppose the NRA’s mission should take a deep breath and ask: Do we really want an elected attorney general to try to destroy a prominent nongovernmental organization that is arrayed on the other side of the political spectrum from her? What if this were Alabama and the organization were the NAACP? Or Tennessee and the ACLU?
If an organization has really fallen into a condition of fundamental corruption, a state attorney general can demand that it get new leaders, or replace its board of directors and its management in their entirety. Maybe New York Attorney General Letitia James is prepared to settle the case against the NRA with that sort of an organizational overhaul. Continue reading “”
When even anti-gunner, Dershowitz is concerned…….
I see it as 1/2 concerned about the 1st amendment and 1/2 about
‘Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander’
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
The announcement that the attorney general of New York has filed suit against the National Rifle Association and looking to shut it down raises potentially serious constitutional concerns. I am no fan of the NRA. Politically, I think it wields too much influence against reasonable gun control, which I support as consistent with the Second Amendment. It is too closely connected with the profitability of gun manufacturers. It advocates positions and supports candidates, even if indirectly, that I believe undercut our safety.
I will never contribute to the NRA and I will generally vote against candidates it supports. But to paraphrase Voltaire, I will strongly defend its right to be wrong. The NRA is entitled under the First Amendment, to advocate these views and to petition the government for what it regards as a redress of grievances under the Second Amendment. Continue reading “”
Denver police officers responded to the incident at 2:35 a.m. Friday at 19th and Curtis streets in downtown Denver.
A DPD spokesperson said that a man stabbed a security guard at the bus depot and the security guard shot him.
Two unidentified security guards were patrolling the area around the bus depot when they spotted a man standing behind a concrete post connected to the bus terminal parking garage on the west side of Curtis Street, according to a probable cause statement for the man’s arrest from DPD.
One of the security guards approached the man, identified as Adell T. Phillips, 30. Phillips hit the guard with a metal pipe and then stabbed at him with a knife-life object, according to the statement.
The security guard suffered stab wounds to his neck and left arm, then drew his gun with his right hand and fired several shots, the statement says.
Both men were taken to a hospital. The security guard had minor lacerations to his neck and arm, and Phillips had gunshot wounds to his back and leg, according to the statement.
Phillips was booked into the Denver jail without bail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.
Tulsa police are searching for a man with a gunshot wound after a homeowner reportedly shot two men who broke into his home early Friday morning.
Officers responded to the home in the 800 block of North New Haven Avenue about 1:40 a.m. Friday and found the homeowner bleeding from the head after being pistol whipped.
Another man — believed to be one of two who entered the home while the homeowner, his wife and child were sleeping — was found on the floor in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.
The homeowner said his dog’s barking alerted them to the intruders’ presence. Despite being pistol whipped, the homeowner told investigators he managed to take the gun away and shoot both intruders.
The man found in the bedroom, who remains unidentified, was taken St. John Medical Center and was pronounced dead later Friday morning. The homeowner was reportedly hospitalized with head injuries.
The second man remains at large after fleeing the scene before officers arrived. Police say they have checked local hospitals unsuccessfully.
And the demoncraps want us to believe that nationwide voting by mail will work?
Utter disaster. More than one in every five ballots cast in New York City got discarded in the state’s June 23rd primary, raising all sorts of questions about who actually won the congressional nominations and other races. Voters didn’t get proper instructions, the postal service wasn’t prepared, and that will leave a permanent cloud over all the results:
The mail-in ballots of more than 84,000 New York City Democrats who sought to vote in the presidential primary were disqualified, according to new figures released by the Board of Elections.
The city BOE received 403,103 mail-in ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary.
But the certified results released Wednesday revealed that only 318,995 mail-in ballots were counted.
That means 84,108 ballots were not counted or invalidated — 21 percent of the total.
The Book of Ecclesiastes says that there is nothing new under the sun. And while many have spoken of the “unprecedented” nature of the rioting in the early summer of 2020, it is actually quite precedented.
The Long, Hot Summer of 1967 was the peak of urban unrest and rioting in the United States in the lead up to the 1968 election. While there are certainly a number of key differences, there are also a number of striking parallels that make the topic worthy of discussion and examination.
The long-term impact of the urban unrest of the summer of 2020 is unclear, but the long-term impact of the Long, Hot Summer of 1967 and related urban rioting was a victory for Richard Nixon in 1968, and a landslide re-election in 1972. One must resist the temptation to make mechanistic comparisons between the two, and we will refrain from doing so here. But the reader is encouraged to look for connections between these events and more recent ones. Continue reading “”
At least they can be sent home to their families.
The remains of seven Marines and a Sailor were successfully recovered Aug. 7, 2020, after underwater salvage operations following the July 30 mishap involving an amphibious assault vehicle off the coast of San Clemente Island. pic.twitter.com/3vhcvhCVfc
— I MEF (@1stMEF) August 8, 2020
1503 – King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England. This is what sets up the way her grandson, James VI becomes King of Scotland and England.
1576 – The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven.
1585 – John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in Nunavut in search of the Northwest Passage
1794 – Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition starting from Juneau, Alaska in the search of the Northwest Passage
1831 – The Treaty of Wapakoneta is signed by the Shawnee peoples living in that area, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.
1863 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis refuses upon receipt, a letter of resignation by General Robert E. Lee after his defeat at Gettyburg.
1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.
1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first public flight at the racecourse at Le Mans, France.
1918 – The Battle of Amiens begins the Hundred Days Offensive a string of almost continuous Allied victories through the German front lines
1942 – 6 of the 8 German saboteurs caught after landing on Long Island are executed by electrocution at the Washington D.C. District Jail.
1946 – The Convair B-36 bomber makes its first flight
1974 – President Nixon announces on nationwide television his resignation from the office of the President effective noon the next day.
2000 – The Confederate submarine CSS H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface 136 years after sinking
1170 – Domingo Félix de Guzmán
1754 – Hipólito Ruiz López
1839 – Nelson A. Miles
1879 – Emiliano Zapata
1921 – Esther Williams
1922 – Rory Calhoun
1926 – Richard Anderson
1932 – Mel Tillis
1935 – Donald P. Bellisario
1937 – Dustin Hoffman
1938 – Connie Stevens
1949 – Keith Carradine
1951 – Mohamed Morsi
117 – Caesar Nerva Trajanus
869 – Lothair II of Lotharingia
1828 – Carl Peter Thunberg
1887 – Alexander William Doniphan
1898 – Eugène Boudin
1902 – James Tissot
1944 – Generalfeldmarschall Erwin von Witzleben
1984 – Richard Deacon
1991 – James Irwin
2004 – Fay Wray
2005 – Barbara Bel Geddes
2010 – Patricia Neal
2013 – Karen Black
2014 – Menahem Golan
2017 – Glen Campbell
Benghazi liar and former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice has seemingly risen to the top of Joe Biden’s VP list, which would make a unique pairing of someone who can’t tell the truth and someone who can’t remember the truth.
One of the chief unmaskers of Trump officials caught up in deep state surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign and an architect of the attempted coup against Trump, Rice recently lied again by pushing the false claim that Trump ignored reports of Russian bounties for the killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and was doing Putin’s bidding by callously letting American soldiers get killed. As reported by Axios:
Former national security adviser Susan Rice says President Trump sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin following news that Russia allegedly offered bounties for those who targeted American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Rice said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday:
“And now we learn that even when it comes to the blood of American service members, this president picks Putin over our troops.”
This was, as Trump says, fake news. The Russians have little money to throw around and the Taliban is trying to kill our troops anyway, for free, troops Trump is bringing home. Yet the woman who went on five talk shows to spread the lie that an Internet video got four Americans killed, including a U.S. Ambassador, at a Benghazi compound that Obama/Biden/Rice left unprotected, has the chutzpah to express concern about the safety of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Of course, she has said that she wants to see Joe Biden elected and would willingly be his VP. She would be Biden’s Rasputin, pulling his strings, completing the fundamental transformation of America begun by Obama. So she ignores Biden’s culpability for Benghazi, as she ignores her own, and ignores Biden’s key role in getting Navy Seal Team 6, the unit that killed Bin Laden, slaughtered in a revenge ambush in Afghanistan. Continue reading “”
Qui tacet consentire videtur is the Latin phrase that means he who remains silent appears to consent. The Democrats’ silence when asked to condemn Antifa violence is coming through louder than a deranged Joe Biden outburst on the campaign trail.
New York Democrat Jerry Nadler didn’t hit the mute button when he absurdly claimed Antifa was “imaginary,” then later said its role in the Portland riots was a “myth that’s being spread only in Washington D.C.”
But the congressman set the tone for his party.
During Tuesday’s Senate hearing – titled The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence – Democrats had a wide open opportunity to state their position. Instead, they went quiet.
Not a lot of detail is there? But it appears a woman might be involved?
CONNELLY SPRINGS [North Carolina]— A shooting that left one man dead and another injured has been ruled self defense.
His brother, Christopher Ronald Perkins, 43, of the same address, was shot and transported to an area trauma center. He has since been released from the hospital, said Sheriff Steve Whisenant in an email.
The men were found after deputies responded to their home for reports of yelling, screaming and gunshots around 12:27 a.m. July 29, according to a previous News Herald article. Robert Perkins was dead at the scene, and Christopher Perkins was transported to a local hospital.
Detectives met with the district attorney who ruled the shooting was in self-defense after a review of all the evidence presented, according to a Thursday release from BCSO. No charges will be issued in the case.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco denied prosecutors’ efforts to overturn U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s decision to stop a months-long trial in January 2018 for “flagrant” prosecutorial misconduct and her dismissal of the criminal indictment so it could not be re-filed.
“The judgment is affirmed,” Judge Jay Bybee wrote for the three-judge panel that heard oral arguments May 29. The judges found Navarro properly identified violations of “recognized statutory or constitutional” rights, and she had the authority to punish the government “to deter future illegal conduct.”
Bundy, his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and Montana militia leader Ryan Payne had faced life in prison. But they were set free after nearly two years of detention ahead of trial on charges including conspiracy and assaulting federal officers. Continue reading “”
By now all America knows Mark and Patricia McCloskey from the video showing the St. Louis couple holding legal firearms as they defended themselves and their home from a crowd of protesters trespassing on their property. A politically motivated prosecutor has charged the couple with unlawful use of a weapon.
The felony count is because they pointed their weapons at protesters. McCloskey said he did so because he was “scared for my life,” and that of his wife. No shots were fired. Yet now prosecutor Kim Gardner is charging them on grounds they made the trespassers fear for their safety.
The good news is that there’s been plenty of official blowback. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson tweeted that “We will not allow law-abiding citizens to be targeted for exercising their constitutional rights.” He has promised a pardon if they’re convicted.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt is working to get the case dismissed, noting that, in addition to the U.S. and Missouri constitutions, Missouri law recognizes the “castle doctrine.” This allows residents to use force against intruders, including deadly force, based on self-defense and the notion that your home is your castle.
Gardner contends that those who surrounded the McCloskeys were “peaceful, unarmed protesters,” and the couple were therefore interfering in the crowd’s First Amendment rights. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to Gardner that the guns they carried may be a reason events didn’t turn violent.
“I really thought it was Storming the Bastille, that we would be dead and the house would be burned and there was nothing we could do about it,” McCloskey told KSDK in an interview.
Even if the charges are dismissed, or the McCloskeys are pardoned after being convicted, again we have a public official responsible for upholding law and order wink at a mob while treating law-abiding citizens as criminals. If police cannot be counted on to deal with mobs, it’s even more vital that law-abiding Americans are free to exercise their Second Amendment right to protect themselves.