The fallacy?

THE PRESIDENT WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE ON TREATIES, AND THE CONGRESS TO DECLARE WAR, SETS FOREIGN POLICY, NOT THE ‘ADMINISTRATIVE STATE’ (BUREAUCRAPS) BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE NOT THE BUREAUCRAPS!
THEIR DUTY AS PART OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IS TO CARRY OUT THE ORDERS OF THE EXECUTIVE.
IF ANY MILITARY OFFICERS, AS PART OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE, HAVE ‘CONCERNS’ ABOUT POLICY, THEY CAN RESIGN IF THEY CAN’T ACCEPT IT, BUT OTHERWISE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO FOLLOW ANY AND ALL LEGAL ORDERS PASSED DOWN FROM THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDEMAN WAS THE ONE SUBVERTING FOREIGN POLICY, NOT THE PRESIDENT.

Armed man at Missouri Walmart pleads guilty to lesser charge

Young man is lucky he got off that easy. Probation and a  weekend in the Greene County jail.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he described as an effort to test his right to bear arms pleaded guilty to making a false report Friday after initially being charged with a more serious terrorist-related felony.

Dmitriy Andreychenko, 21, pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor charge after originally being charged with making a terrorist threat.

Police arrested Andreychenko on Aug. 8 after he filmed himself walking through the store with the weapons, prompting shoppers and employees to leave. The incident came just days after 22 people were killed during an attack at another Walmart in El Paso, Texas. An off-duty firefighter held Andreychenko at gunpoint until officers arrived…………

Under the terms of the plea, he was ordered to serve 48 hours of shock incarceration and two years of probation. He also must receive firearm training, Patterson said (in) the release. The making a terrorist threat (charge) carried a sentence of up to four years in prison.

Gun reportedly fired at State Route 380 home intruder

Clinton County (Ohio) deputies and a tracking dog did not immediately locate a suspect who was reported to be inside a State Route 380 residence Thursday before exiting via a window after a gun was fired at him.

It is not known whether the intruder was struck by a bullet, said Clinton County Chief Deputy Brian Prickett.

The area was searched and a law enforcement canine did a track, but as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday the suspect had not been found, Prickett said.


Construction Worker Shoots, Kills Attacker

TULSA, Oklahoma – Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting at a construction site near 13th and Detroit.

Officers said the victim was sitting inside his truck getting the construction site ready for the day when a man carrying a piece of rebar ran up and started beating on the vehicle. When the man tried to get inside, the construction worker told police he pulled out a gun and fired because he was in fear for his life.

Police say the attacker died at the scene.

The victim was taken to the detective division for further questioning but police say he has since been released. Police do not expect to charges to be filed in the case.

“We could always look at the flip side of the coin in this situation. Had this gentleman not been able to protect himself properly he could have been the victim in this homicide. So we like our citizens to take care of themselves and to make sure they’re safe – and if they are going to carry a firearm, do it properly,” said TPD Sgt. Shane Tuell.


Teen burglars shot at a Tri-City man defending a neighbor’s house. He fired back

KENNEWICK, WA
Kennewick police are hunting for a pair of teens who traded bullets with a man after they burglarized his neighbor’s house.

Miguel Barajas, 29, was at home on the 3300 block of South Gum Street about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday when he heard a loud crash next door and thought someone was breaking in.

He grabbed a gun and went to check, Kennewick police said.

As he walked toward the house, he spotted two boys, who looked like they were about 16 to 18 years old, dash out of the house. They got into a tan or gray Honda sedan and drove toward Barajas.

The sedan slowly approached him and one teen fired a shot at him, and Barajas fired back, said police.

Barajas wasn’t hit.


Denver homeowner shoots suspected burglar

DENVER – A homeowner shot a man who was allegedly trying to break into the home through a window Friday night, police said.

The suspect, Aaron Rivers, 25, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting happened late Friday in the 4600 block of Wyandot in the Sunnyside neighborhood of northwest Denver.

Police said Rivers tried to break into the home through the front door. But when he didn’t make it inside, he began damaging furniture on the porch and broke the home’s front window, police said. He tried to enter the home through the window and the homeowner fired several shots, striking Rivers in the arm, police said.

Anyone Want To Play Poker?

I was going to write part two of why California is burning. But that takes a back seat to impeachment and the latest economic news.

So I’ll shorten the “why California is burning” story. California is burning and blacked out because of insane liberal policies. First and foremost, as I pointed out in my last column, hundreds of billions of dollars have been wasted over the past 20 years paying for the costs of illegal immigration instead of upgrading and modernizing the California electric grid. The chickens have come home to roost.

The secondary cause for California’s nightmare involves environmental policies that won’t allow brush clearing or cutting down dead trees. The third cause is climate change mandates that force utility companies to waste billions of dollars annually on green energy.

So California consumers get the highest energy bills in the nation, the highest taxes in the nation and blackouts when the wind blows. Congratulations.

I could solve California’s problems quickly. Clean the brush and redirect all those billions of dollars to upgrading and modernizing your electrical grid. Simple.

How the World to the Dark Tower Came.

“California,” argues Victor Davis Hanson, is “becoming pre-modern” despite ballooning government solutions. Like fictional pre-modern societies, it is becoming a two-tier society; a landscape of fantastical castles amid a sea of peasants. It is as if the technologically sophisticated components of the Golden State were creating its shadow of poor, homeless, drug-addicted and unskilled populations.

Huge global wealth in high-tech, finance, trade and academia poured into the coastal corridor, creating a new nobility with unprecedented riches. Unfortunately, the new aristocracy adopted mindsets antithetical to the general welfare of Californians living outside their coastal enclaves. The nobodies have struggled to buy high-priced , pay exorbitant power bills and deal with shoddy infrastructure — all of which resulted from the policies of the distant somebodies.

Yet in some respects, not only California but the whole global world is morphing into a similar two-tier arrangement. This may be driven by something called knowledge inequality. The processes by which a society produced its goods and governed itself were once common knowledge to a large percentage of the population. But they are not now…………

Annie Lowrey of The Atlantic writes that “California is becoming unlivable” and suggests solving the wildfire/electricity outage problem by banning development. “One solution … is to build more dense housing in urban areas … California isn’t doing enough to discourage building in fire-prone areas.” Yet regulation is what caused the problem in the first place.

The bulk of wildfire destruction in California happens in the Wildlife Urban Interface (WUI) … Although much of the WUI is naturally vulnerable to fire, human behavior is primarily to blame for the destruction. People start more than nine in 10 fires … If building in the WUI is so dangerous, why do it? In part because building new housing is so very difficult in many urban regions in California, due to opposition from existing homeowners and strict building codes.

Knowledge inequality makes “magical” solutions inevitable because an ever smaller fraction of the public know how things work or are paid for.  Healthcare woes?  Medicare for all. Housing crisis?  Make affordable housing a “right”.  Students choking under loans?  Write it off.  Graduates without literacy or numeracy?  Teach Woke Math.

Fix the wildfires by tightly regulating development sounds like a solution.  Following Arthur C. Clarke’s famous adage that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” many things are now solved by linguistic legerdemain.  Ever since Apollo politicians have been invoking associative magic as political spells:

“Nothing is impossible in this age of miracles. If we can put a man on the Moon, we surely are capable of seeing that our temporary surplus agricultural products are placed in many hungry stomachs of the world.” …

Nixon’s Democratic opponent, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, used the phrase in his standard stump speech: “If we can put a man on the Moon, certainly we can afford to put man on his feet on Earth.”

Sending a spacecraft to the lunar surface and solving homelessness might be different problems but with a few similes and metaphors they can be ‘magically’ connected and thus solved.

Thank You Beto O’Rourke

Not for withdrawing, but for ripping the cover off the ball. It wasn’t that you promised to confiscate AR-15s. It was the roar of applause that you got from that audience.

Rifles accounted for 2.9% of the gun murders in America in 2018, and ARs are a subset of rifles. If you and your audience wanted to confiscate those, either that was only the beginning or you don’t care about the other 97.1%+ of gun murders.

I vote for Door #1 on that. So, Beto, you did us all a service by finally coming out and saying what the Democratic Party wants to do. If any Democrat thinks that the message didn’t get through, you’d better think again.

Microchip guns to prevent mass shootings

My last OIC (Officer In Command) of my section often used a simple phrase to express his surprised disbelief that someone could be that stupid:
“You can’t make this stuff up.”

With the anniversary of the devastating Borderline shooting upon our community, I’d like to share the following letter I sent to Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin last November, to which I received no response.

“My name is Jim Dumond and I am a 58-year resident of the Conejo Valley. In response to the shootings at Borderline Bar and Grill, I came up with a compromise that I believe could go a long way toward eliminating our country’s mass shootings.

I believe that both gun and anti-gun advocates will see this as a positive step forward. This gives both groups the right to protect their homes, and gives the citizens peace of mind from individuals, who, like Ian David Long, intend to cause others harm.

1. Owning a weapon (gun), would still require the existing background checks, as required by law.

2. To use a purchased weapon, one would be required to register the weapon online, via a home Wi-Fi type system. The weapon would be embedded with a microchip and would be unusable until registration is complete and authorities grant activation.

This activation would require GPS of the owner’s home and simultaneous location of the weapon. Activation could not be completed at separate times, nor at different locations. Creating a permanent record/registration of owner and location needed for the lawful usage of the weapon.

3. The weapon would be given a usage radius of, say, 1,000 feet from the home Wi-Fi system. If the weapon is taken beyond this point, the weapon would no longer be usable and immediately disabled, until it is brought back into the given parameters.

4. The weapon would also have a safety fault system for tampering. If tampered with, the weapon would become useless and again disabled.

To protect our rights to bear arms, and to protect our families from those who seek to harm others are what we can do as U.S. citizens.

I understand you have a limited schedule for such matters, but I do believe this is a viable solution to our state and country’s worsening mass shooting issues. Thank you in advance for listening.” Jim Dumond Thousand Oaks

One more indication that ‘Uncle Joe’ isn’t playing with a full deck.
The Paris Peace Accords was the 1973 treaty to end the Vietnam War.
Of course – it is hoped – he meant the “Paris Agreement” which is part of the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, but with him, you just never know. And he’s still the leading contender for the demoncrap nomination for President.

Students Demand ICE Agents Give 2 Weeks Notice if They’ll be on Campus. ICE Agents Laugh.

Michigan State University, commonly referred to as MSU by most of the student body, has quite the overzealous, and quite frankly, moronic club in its midst attempting to create campus legislation that would essentially make anti-ICE liberals feel good while basically accomplishing nothing.

The East Lansing, Michigan university, having been around since 1855, has managed to get so “progressive” that in turn they’ve started to become regressive from a logical standpoint.

The university’s student government recently passed a bill requiring the university to notify them anytime U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are going to be on campus. The irony is, ICE doesn’t really have an obligation to let the university know if they’re arriving in a capacity to fulfill their duties.

Total Permitless Carry in Oklahoma becomes active today.

House Bill 2597 was the first bill Governor Stitt has signed into law since he was elected Oklahoma’s 28th governor.

…………….except this section shall not prohibit:

6. The carrying of a firearm, concealed or unconcealed, loaded
or unloaded, by a person who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older or by a person who is eighteen (18) years of age but not yet twenty-one (21) years of age and the person is a member or veteran of the United States Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard or was discharged under honorable conditions from the United States Armed Forces, Reserves or National Guard, and the person is otherwise not disqualified from the possession or purchase of a firearm under state or federal law and is not carrying the firearm in furtherance of a crime.

Keeping one’s eyes and ears open (intelligence gathering) for the crap-for-brains anti-gun/anti-civil rights BS in the media is a good habit.

The Indiana Daily Student (IDS) is an independent, student-run newspaper that has been published for the community of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, so we see the quality of education the college students are getting these days. i.e. Leftist claptrap.

This is nothing more than a re-iteration of a racist smear on the people of the U.S. who choose to exercise a enumerated right.
Just to make it easy for everyone to send this fallacious letter to the trashcan:

Everywhere else in the Bill of Rights where “the right of the people” is used it is expounding on an individual right as ruled by the Federal courts.

That that author attempts to deny that the Second Amendments doesn’t protect an individual right when it has that exact terminology used is more than risible, it’s blatant redefinition and mendacity.
If true it would mean those other ‘rights of the people’, already defined as individual rights aren’t either.

Piffle.

the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment 1

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. Amendment 4.

One point to make clear..No amendment in the Bill of Rights gives the U.S. citizenry anything, The document was demanded by “…the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added” as a restriction on government. A “these are ‘hands off’ to you” .

The only ‘threat’ gun ownership poses is to those people- and their lackeys as seen here – who seek power and control over the free people of the U.S. That’s why you see these types of deceptive letters being posted.

It is necessary to understand the true meaning of the Second Amendment

The interpretation of the Second Amendment commonly accepted by many Americans is that the right to bear arms is necessary to maintain freedom against a tyrannical government. However, when looking back at the historical context of why the amendment was passed, it is painfully obvious this was far from the intent of the founders.

The Second Amendment’s original intent was the disbanding of standing armies because they were viewed as a threat to a stable government. Following a war, the army would be forced to disband, forming local militia groups in their states.

This actually served to protect the government against a hostile takeover by a standing army rather than to empower the people to fight against a tyrannical government, the exact opposite of how many interpret the amendment.

Militias were regulated by the states and southern militias were referred to as slave patrols. In Georgia, for example, all white plantation owners or their white male employees were required by law to join the Georgia militia, making regular inspections of slaves’ quarters to prevent uprisings.

The main concern at the time to many southern slaveholders like George Mason and Patrick Henry was that the proposed constitution’s general welfare clause (Article 1, Section 8) could be interpreted to eventually free the slaves.

The general welfare clause included giving the federal government the power the supervise and regulate the militias. This worried slaveholders due to the possibility that federal militias could absorb state militias, causing them to no longer be slavery-enforcing institutions.

There was precedent for thisconcept in the lead-up to the revolutionary war during which slaves were offered freedom in exchange for fighting for the British army.

To compromise with slave states, at the command of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison changed the original draft of the Second Amendment from reading “a well-armed and well-regulated militia being the best security of a free country” to “free state,” to be sure there was zero ambiguity as to the state’s right to regulate state militias.

So, to be clear, the Second Amendment was enacted to disband standing armies and to allow slave states to regulate slave patrols in order to enforce and maintain the institution of slavery. Nothing to do with fending off a tyrannical government.

Until the famous court case District of Columbia v. Heller, it was understood that the right to bear arms was primarily endowed to militias, including state defense forces and the National Guard.

This case redefined the right to bear arms to be expanded to individuals, interpreting “militia” to include all able-bodied men who were capable of being called to serve in one.

This controversial case was a turning point in how the Second Amendment was interpreted with regard to self-defense and non-military gun ownership rights, overturning decades of jurisprudence on Second Amendment cases.

Now that the legal interpretation of the Second Amendment has completely changed to individual gun rights, gun ownership has become a constitutional issue rather than a political issue like it had been previously.

Unfortunately, overturning District of Columbia v. Heller is extremely unlikely and would have little effect on gun legislation.

Now that individual gun ownership rights have been grounded in judicial precedent, there will likely continue to be the endless expansion of gun rights by gun anarchists in groups like the National Rifle Association.

The intention of the Second Amendment was never to bolster individual gun ownership rights, rather it was specifically passed to protect the federal government from a military coup and to prolong the institution of slavery.

By shifting the legal interpretation of the amendment to non-military gun ownership, this strays greatly from the main reasons the amendment was passed to begin with.

The U.S. today is plagued with substantial gun violence, and strengthening individual gun ownership rights and accessibility is proven to lead to more violence.

The U.S. cannot keep following this path of universal gun accessibility. It is a threat to public safety, and it was not the founders’ intention in the slightest.

Bob Janovick: Second Amendment guarantees the First

Dave Chappelle received the Mark Twain Award on October 27. He said, “The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the First one doesn’t work out.”

I believe that he has an understanding of what is wrong with “universal background checks.” Such a system requires that all firearms be registered in order to work. That system carries with it the necessity to record the location of the arms.

Imagine the country if the First no longer worked. Is it beyond belief that the arms to enforce the First would already be confiscated per “mandatory buy back?” Which begs the questions: How does buy back occur when it was never OWNED by the government. How does $200 (or less) for an $1,800 firearm qualify as a buy back? Would not the phrase “mandatory confiscation” be more accurate?

I am not a fan of Mr. Chappelle. But I do agree with these sentiments by event attendee, rapper Common: “He’s always been a leader in thought and culture. He says provocative things, and … it creates some uncomfortable conversations we don’t want to have, but we need people like him because even if you don’t agree with them, it brings them up and then people have to discuss it. We need courageous minds like that.”

Take that, college demonstrators!

Not a fan of politically correct (censorship) nor bully tactics.

Bob Janovick,

NY Times: Refugees Needed to Fill ‘Void of Cultural Diversity’ in White Towns

When the editors of the NYT start housing refugees in their neighborhoods, I might start taking them seriously. Most now come from a predominately moslem culture that is inimical with U.S. Constitutional principles.

More refugees must be resettled across the United States to fill a “void of cultural diversity” in towns that are made up of a majority of white Americans, a New York Times report states.

As President Trump is set to lower refugee admissions for the third year, keeping his 2o16 campaign promise to significantly reform the program after almost four decades, the New York Times published a report this week detailing how Congolese refugees already living in the U.S. are looking to bring their foreign relatives to the country through the refugee resettlement program.

The New York Times reports:

To supporters like Mr. Engen, the Congolese are filling a void of cultural diversity in a town that is nearly 90 percent white. In the 1980s, Hmong refugees from Laos settled in Missoula. The children of immigrant families are usually the few students of color in city classrooms, while their parents work long hours at businesses eager for the help. [Emphasis added]

The New York Times has previously claimed that “nearly all white” states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine pose “an array of problems for new arrivals” to the U.S., as Breitbart News noted.

When even bungling cars isn’t a safe bet for the crims.

Kansas man shot car burglary suspect

TOPEKA, Kan. – Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that may be connected to a car burglary.

Just after 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, police were dispatched to Walgreen at 3900 SW 29th in Topeka for report that a subject walked in the store and told the staff he had been shot, according to Lt. Manuel Munoz.

At the scene, officers located a man who was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot
wound. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

While the officers were traveling to the call at Walgreens, dispatch received a call in the 4200
block of 29th Terrace on a report of a burglary to a vehicle. Dispatch advised that the victim saw someone burglarizing his vehicle and the victim went out to confront the suspect. The victim
fired one shot towards the burglary suspect.

The suspect was last seen running in the direction of Walgreens. Officers responded to that scene and detectives are working to determine if the two incidents are related. Police have not reported an arrest.


1 shot after gunfire exchanged between homeowner and suspects in Eads, Tenn.

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. – Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continue the search for a second suspect involved in an early morning shooting in Eads, Tenn.

Neighbors told FOX13 it is normally a quiet, peaceful area. That’s why several, who didn’t want to talk on camera, said they were shocked to hear their peaceful neighborhood was disrupted by gunfire.

Shelby County Sheriff deputies were called to the 1600 block of Reid Hooker Cove around 4 Thursday morning.

According to deputies, two men were trying to break into a car at a home at the end of the cove when the homeowner heard them.

The homeowner went outside, and a shootout happened between him and the suspects.

The homeowner wasn’t injured but did manage to hit one of the suspects, sending him to the hospital in non-critical condition.


Of course we know bungling houses is not for the faint of heart.

Suspect Shot, Killed During Home Invasion In Lithia

Oh, and don’t ever think MommaBears in their Lairs ain’t lethally dangerous.

ITHIA, Fla. — Hillsborough County deputies are searching for a suspect after a home invasion in Lithia.

Suspect shot, killed during home invasion in Lithia
Other suspect ran off, being sought
Deputies said they do not believe this was random
The suspect being sought is one of two that broke into a home Wednesday night in the 100 block of Old Welcome Road. The other suspect was shot and killed by one of the homeowners, authorities said.

According to authorities, deputies responded to a 911 call just after 9 p.m.

When they arrived, they found one suspect dead in a ditch on the side of the road and the other suspect was gone.

The homeowners, a man and a woman, said two men broke into their home, making demands.

Deputies said the man and woman said the suspects attacked the man, pistol whipping him and beating him. That’s when the woman retrieved a gun and fired a shot, hitting one of the suspects, deputies said.

The suspects ran out the home, with the wounded man falling into a ditch nearby. That’s where deputy found him.

Former Corrupt CIA Director John McLaughlin on Trump’s Sham Impeachment: “Thank God for the Deep State”

No matter which end of the political spectrum, when the bureaucrap hirelings decide to run policy that should be done by the people elected to do that, you have a system that has been corrupted. That they openly take pride in it is scary.

Former CIA Director John E. McLaughlin joined former CIA Director John Brennan this week with “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan to discuss the current coup attempt on President Trump.

These partisan hacks believe they know what is best for America and not President Trump — more wars, open borders and unfair trade agreements to destroy the US middle class.