What a world we live in. A confidential asset of a hyper-political CIA director, likely handpicked by the director to spy on the Trump White House, is now called a “whistleblower.” The son of a former vice-president and a current Democrat nominee was apparently eyeball-deep in corruption in Ukraine, and the Left screams that the president—for daring to broach the issue with Ukraine—should be impeached. Political pygmies, otherwise known as the Democrat 2020 field, prance about the country offering up program ideas tallying up to over $200 trillion in the first ten years of operation (against the roughly $44 trillion the government would bring in over the same time). Such programs would cost us millions of jobs, among other bad consequences. Yet we are expected to believe these are serious people.
All the while the mainstream propagandists gaslight us by shrieking that Trump is the corrupt one, that Trump’s ideas are destructive as the economy soars and unemployment remains at 50 year lows. When the Washington Post intones that “Democracy dies in darkness” they evince no apparent awareness of irony. They’re knifing democracy to death every single day.
In the meantime, as our constitutional republic faces the wrecking balls of the Left and is asked to endure as they smash away at every norm that has made this country great, many Republicans find themselves conveniently absent from the action. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), for example, sure does love himself a TV hit—and I have to tell you, his super-duper “enthusiasms” while on TV almost make me want to believe him when he says he is serious about being effective. But then another day goes by and it’s clear he lacks the stones actually to hold hearings and subpoena the corrupt cabal that has massively abused our surveillance state and law enforcement regime.
Richard Burr (R-N.C.)? Well, he’s been off in “la-la land” for quite some time. At some point, for decency’s sake, he should just give the title of chairman of Senate Intel to Mark Warner (D-Va.) so as actually to reflect reality. One would think confronting injustice and illegal behavior should be pretty standard, common sense sort of stuff. But then again, Swamp Creatures are hardly paragons of truth and justice. So let’s assume until things change that Graham and Burr have zero problem with what has happened over the last few years; heck, they might be implicated in what could be uncovered.
This all leads us to a serious problem that we as a country are facing: we’ve been losing trust in our institutions for quite some time……
Seriously. Ask yourself: Do you really trust the FBI? I don’t. With the recent reports from Michael Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, apparently senior FBI agents tampered with 302s, falsifying information to get the results they wanted which had nothing to do with the truth. This was the FBI—supposedly the world’s greatest law enforcement agency. I don’t think so. Until those senior officials go to jail for their abuse of power my distrust of the FBI will continue.
Do you really trust the Justice Department? Maybe. I’ll see what Attorney General Barr and John Durham pursue and actually accomplish. I can assure you, however, if there are not prosecutions with jail time, scratch that institution off the list. The CIA? Forget about it. Congress? You mean the inept worthless institution that sits on its hands and has ceded massive control of the lawmaking function of government to the administrative state? I have to tell you: is there really a point to Congress in its current form? Serious question. It gets slapped around every single day by the administrative state and the courts. Then they have the gall to tell the people, “By golly, we’re out here working so hard you gotta send us back to Congress so re-elect us.” Why precisely? So they can rubber-stamp more spending, tack on a few more cool trillions to our exploding debt?Ask yourself: do you really think the halls of Congress are mostly populated with intelligent people? Or just functioning idiots? I’m kinda leaning towards the majority of them being functioning idiots. Prove me wrong.
What about the values Americans are supposed to believe in? Rule of law is a farce. And at this point, the idea of Lady Justice being blind and meeting out justice even-handedly borders on the absurd. Quite frankly, speaking of Lady Justice, I haven’t seen her lately. I assume she got mugged in some seamy back alley of the Swamp or offed herself, Epstein-style. Until I actually see the equal application of the law I’m just going to safely assume the current bifurcated legal system has us on a fast track to Banana Republic USA.
So what are we to do? When faith is gone, both of the spiritual and the political variety, what remains? People seek peace and prosperity, and will happily live with an untold number of illusions so long as they have those two things. Perhaps we’ve been doing that for a while. But what happens when those are gone? History shows us that when the ruling class and elites refuse to do what they should and instead do what they can, creating a government rigged in their favor, destroying the rule of law, and papering over corruption and injustice, the peasants pick up pitchforks and torches and they come for those who have behaved so abominably. Perhaps our elites should read more of that history.
So, you get the impression that the President of ‘Narco Mexico’ isn’t too hep on the idea of taking on his bosses.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2019
Juuuuuuust because the deer is down, doesn’t mean it’s ‘in the bag’ yet. And the good Lord gave them some very effective means to defend themselves against predators, which we is one. Mr. Alexander took for granted that a shot deer is a dead deer and paid for it.
An Arkansas hunter who had just shot a buck with a muzzleloader rifle was killed Tuesday evening when the injured deer attacked him.
66-year-old Thomas Alexander was hunting from a tree stand near Yellville in Marion County when he shot the deer with a .50-caliber muzzleloader rifle, according to Keith Stephens, spokesman for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Stephens said a medical helicopter was sent to the scene, but Alexander “coded” at the site and rescuers would not have been able to continue CPR inside the helicopter. Alexander was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Mountain Home, Arkansas, where he was later pronounced dead.
Stephens said the hospital noted that Alexander had several puncture wounds on his body.
Exodus 22:18, ‘just sayin’.
Witches across the United States are preparing to cast a coordinated “binding spell” on President Trump on October 25 — their third such attempt.
According to the Boston Globe, the so-called #MagicResistance first sought to bind the president in 2017. Since then, they have attempted to do the same to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as well as “Hex the NRA.”
Democrats were shouting about gun control a few weeks ago. Their confiscation crusade crashed when Donald Trump started investigating the corrupt dealings of Vice President Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine. The news may have moved on, but all that breathless news coverage reminded me how glad I am that we can carry concealed. I know people who were the victims of violent crime.
With all the media coverage of gun-control, why doesn’t the news media report on the victims who defend themselves?…..
Why didn’t we hear their stories during the important gun-control debate that would have left these victims disarmed? When the news media bothers to answer that question, the media says they don’t want to cover examples of self-defense since it might lead to copycat defenders. That answer is unbelievable given how the media showers mass murderers with billions of dollars of publicity.. and so creates the next copycat mass murderer.** That answer is unconscionable since defenders save lives rather than initiating an assault.
The facts say guns save lives. Sadly, most deaths with a firearm are suicides, not homicides.* What the media doesn’t tell us is that gun-control hasn’t reduced the rate of suicide at all. That is true in the US, and it is true around the world. Gun-control laws don’t change the pain of the human condition, but gun-control does disarm innocent victims…………
I don’t have proof, but I think I have a clue. I think the media ignores armed defense stories because the media doesn’t want to spotlight the violence in our failed Democrat cities. It is easier to blame the gun than blame the failed politicians. The news doesn’t want us to know that we are over a hundred times more likely to use a gun in self-defense than to be murdered by a criminal with a gun.
Self-defense could make our cities safe again.. if the mainstream media would tell the truth.
It sure would upset a lot of politicians if a single mom living in the inner city could again feel safe in her home and feel safe on the street. The truth is that guns save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Unfortunately, rather than making that single-mom safer, most gun control laws put that single-mom at greater risk. That simple fact would come as a surprise to most newspaper readers, and sadly, to most voters.
Politics and media-distortion of self-defense are getting us killed.
The good news is that violent crime is rare, and becoming less common each year. I already gave you statistics from the US Center for Disease Control and the FBI, but I have other evidence as well. For reasons I don’t fully understand, many of the self-defense instructors I’ve met had students who defended themselves. That means that self-defense is relatively common even though the news doesn’t cover it. Based on my experience and the experience of my friends, I have to agree that guns save lives, and disarming the victims will give is more victims, rather than fewer.
ST. LOUIS — Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, under fire for comments on a local radio show about child shooting deaths in the city, reiterated his point at an aldermanic committee meeting Thursday.
Edwards said while those under 10 years old were innocent victims, some older children had been linked to illegal activity.
“The purpose here is not to demonize anyone; the facts are the facts,” Edwards told the Public Safety Committee.
Edwards said a 15-year-old was found dead one morning “with an automatic weapon on his person with an extended ammunition magazine, $5,000 in cash and a large quantity of drugs.”
He said another shooting victim, 16, was on “the police carjacking offender list” and had been allegedly shot in a crossfire “engaged in by two other 16-year-olds.”
“And finally,” Edwards said, “another 15-year-old was alleged to have been ravaging inside a vehicle” in the early morning when he was shot.
He also said two victims over age 10 are believed to have committed suicide.
He said then that it’s important that children don’t engage in risky activity, adding that about eight of 13 killed in the city this year “were teenagers engaged in criminal behaviors themselves” and “very sophisticated.”
The radio comments spurred outrage from 13 organizations, which earlier this week issued a joint statement saying “this kind of demonization of our children is shocking and unacceptable.”
Among the organizations signing on were Action St. Louis, ArchCity Defenders, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Metropolitan Congregations United, the Deaconess Foundation and the Organization for Black Struggle.
The groups also said Edwards’ comments built “on racist, dehumanizing tropes” about black children and distracted from public policies “that continue to deepen poverty and despair instead of investing resources to create safety and opportunity.”
Edwards, without referring directly to the groups’ statement, said Thursday that “I know and I agree there are many social and societal reasons that lead our children to unfortunate situations and we must do more than police on the back end.”
He said “our families need jobs, good housing, good education and hope that they can achieve equally and lawfully in our city.”
Edwards, who is black, also noted that as a circuit judge he had tried to lessen “the negative impact that the school-to-prison pipeline … had on black and brown children” by starting a school in 2009 to protect kids from criminal influences that continues to operate.
The 13 groups in their joint statement also called on Edwards’ boss, Mayor Lyda Krewson, to publicly condemn his comments and for the Board of Aldermen to censure Edwards.
Krewson’s chief of staff, Steve Conway, on Thursday strongly defended Edwards.
“Jimmie has an incredible reputation of working with juveniles within the justice system and within our community,” Conway said. “His track record of improving children’s lives in St. Louis is unmatched by anyone.”
Blake Strode, executive director of ArchCity Defenders, said Thursday that the group stands by the initial joint statement.
Edwards on Thursday said “we never want to blame the children” and that because of that, he had been reluctant to discuss specifics of some of their deaths.
“However, I think it is necessary to put the investigations in context and share a few facts in light of the conjecture we have recently heard,” he said. He also said it’s important that he and the police department do not appear to be callous or uncaring “but always empathetic to victims’ situations.”
After the committee meeting, Edwards in an interview declined to identify which gunfire victims he was referring to in his comments.