February 19, 2018

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Dana Mathewson this from Urgent Agenda:

REMARKABLE INSIGHT – AT 3:31 P.M. ET: Readers send us links all the time, but there's a current article that's been sent to us more times than any other in about a year. It notes that the left is now reaping the whirlwind from the culture it has created. From PJ Media:

It was after a school shooting near Spokane last September that Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich addressed a clutch of reporters:

When I was in high school, every one of those rigs in the high school parking lot had a gun in the gun rack. Why? We went hunting on the way home. None of those guns ever walked into a school, none of those guns ever shot anybody... Did the gun change or did you as a society change? I'll give you odds it was you as a society. Because you started glorifying cultures of violence. You glorified the gang culture, you glorified games that actually gave you points for raping and killing people. The gun didn't change, we changed. more...

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When Will We Have the Guts to Link Fatherlessness to School Shootings?

Dana Mathewson

This may be where we should start.

Tim's 2c:

This is exactly why I believe the Left does not want to solve this problem, but only use it.

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Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant

Paul Driessen

As the climate change debate continues, claims of an imminent climate apocalypse show no signs of dissipating. Indeed, many are still bizarre, defying belief, and yet still receiving research funds, as often dogmatic and intolerant proponents of climate chaos claims demand energy system overhauls that would wreak havoc on industries, jobs and families. My article this week sheds light on all of this … and offers antidotes to correct the myths and misinformation that are still staples of climate alarmism. more...

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A Second Amendment Rant

Dana Mathewson

[link-https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/08/rant-second-amendment-repeal/]Get on with it, he says, stop talking about it. Here's what it would take:

Warning: rough language in the beginning of the article because of a stupid liberal tweet.


I love a good rant. However, what the author fails to realize is that the Left will never follow a constitutional process. They want to achieve their agenda by coups and by fiat. The hell with the Constitution. A Barak Obama on speed would do the trick.

Dana Responds:

Oh, he realizes it, all right. That's why he lays it all out: to show them the RIGHT way to do it, and how it differs from THEIR way.

BTW, speaking of Their Way as opposed to the Right Way, here's the latest from the Crazy Uncle, courtesy of Fox News. Guess he's not gonna go up into the balcony with Statler and Waldorf anytime soon:

This is funny, I think. He's fighting against "Trumpism," which is his name for capitalism and real progress.

And Fay for the save:

Dana, I will let this rest with this comment. I don't believe he does "get it;" at least not entirely; and for the following reason: He still believes there is a small part of the leftist mentality that believes in process done the constitutional way. He still doesn't get the Left's mentality, which is steadfastly opposed to process of any kind and which is wholly committed to revolutionary means to achieve ends quickly.

And of course, the above is one of the reasons the right continually has fallen to the Left in battle after battle. They think they can dialogue with the Devil.

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February 18, 2018

Fornicating with the Scarlet Woman; the Decline of Catholicism

Timothy Birdnow

Since it's Sunday a bit of discussion about religion is in order. Dana Mathewson forwards this article about the decline of the Catholic Church in the U.S. and the reasons behind it.

While I agree with some of it, I have to say I don't agree at all with a good deal of what the author says. Let's take a look at it. more...

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Smart Grids for Stupid People

Timothy Birdnow

Over at Canada Free Press Dr.Ileane Paugh gives us the lowdown on a lowdown scheme by the globalists - smart meters. Here is a brief excerpt:

"During periods of high electrical use, Dominion Energy Virginia may call an ‘event’, which means we will cycle your air conditioner or heat pump compressor on and off for defined intervals

Utilities buy electricity annually during low season when the weather is mild and electricity is cheaper; they buy it in a lump sum by estimating their future electricity needs. If the load on the power grid is higher, then they have to buy more electricity at the market price when prices are higher. Some utilities may go as far as helping their customers weather-proof homes during free inspections, and giving them rebates if they comply. more...

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Measures to Stop School Gun Violence

Jack Kemp

7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight

After days of bitter hurt, anger, deep savage argument, and plenty of non-thinking social media trolls blurting whatever comes to mind through their thumbs, it’s time we as Americans begin a genuine discussion about how to stop the next school shooting from occurring.
It’s important that we do this even though gun deaths are by no means the most dangerous form of death in America today.

In 2017, with 300,000,000-plus guns in the hands of Americans, there were 15,549 gun deaths. This ranks less than half the number of automobile deaths even though there are fewer cars in existence than guns. In 2017, there were
253,000,000 cars in existence and 41,000 auto deaths. "

Read the rest at Townhall.

Dana's Two Cents:

I'm putting these comments here rather than in the Comments section in hopes they'll be more easily seen.

I like the last three ideas the best, as I am convinced they will best solve the problem. Someone such as Nikolas Cruz will be much less likely to enter a school, loaded with weapons, ready to start shooting, if he knows ahead of time that he'll be met by people with their own weapons who will have no hesitation about shooting him. Indeed, he'll take this into consideration when he makes his plans and try to find another school. One hopes all the other schools in the area will have taken the same precautions.

I fear that too many school systems, especially in liberal enclaves and/or "poor" areas, will stop after having taken the passive measures of #1 and #4. Additionally, metal detectors will make it hard for people to enter the school with legitimate metal objects (repair tools, for example). #2 and #3 are fine but will not stop bullets.

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February 17, 2018

Thoughts on the Mueller Russian Indictments

Timothy Birdnow

Here are a few quick thoughts on the indictments handed down by Robert Mueller.

1.He indicted people who will have to be extradicted, so he knows they will never come to the U.S. and testify. This is huge, because it allows him to create the image of a crime without actual testimony from the accused. This is intended to stick to Trump without Trump's lawyers being able to cross examine and thus destroy the narrative. more...

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School safety in wake of latest Florida shooting -- some thoughts

Dana Mathewson

I recently sent the following to my (state) Rep. I'll let you know if I get a response. Pretty sure I will. She's a good one. But this is the first time I've ever sent her anything, and this was a "cold" e-mail, didn't go through the standard website. more...

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Overheated claims on temperature records

Paul Driessen

Over and over, we are confronted with claims that last month or last year was "the warmest on record.” Each claim is accompanied by dire warnings that the alleged new records portend "unprecedented” chaos for wildlife, humans and planet.

Virtually never do these scary press releases mention that the supposed change is mere hundredths of a degree higher than previous measurements. Never do they admit that the margin of error in these measurements is far greater than the supposed increase. Never do they suggest that a little more warmth would be infinitely better than a colder world, with less arable land and shorter growing seasons. And most certainly, never do they admit to the massive deficiencies in the system that supposedly tracks Earth’s temperature … and always blames any increases on humans and fossil fuels.

This article by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris points out all these highly relevant but often (deliberately) ignored realities. Thank you for posting it, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues.


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Tired Old Democrat Shtick

Dana Mathewson

Ammo Grrrll's regular weekly column. Zap!

Hard-hitting, I'd say.

"We like to say, "I love comedy. The pay is good, but the hour is great.” How many people work for an hour a day, and get applause both before and after they show up for "work”?

But if you are not interested in putting your butt in a cheap desk chair and writing new material all day, you have one other option: You can perfect an act that really works and you can tour. Or, as we put it, "It’s a lot easier to get a new audience than new material.”

It turns out this is also true for political parties.

The Democrat Party has lurched so far left that it has alienated yuge swaths of the electorate. It is peddling the same stale, tired, hateful, divisive, grievance-grubbing ”material” with the same ancient pitch-coots and spokes-crones. They desperately need a "new audience” of voters to replace the white working class and tax-paying middle classes of all colors whom they have gratuitously insulted and driven away. They are counting on voters who are young, stupid and influenced by endorsements from brain-dead celebrities. Sadly, these people frequently do not bother to vote, like Colin "Cops R Pigs Socks” Kaepernick. But more importantly, they need people who don’t understand English with the exception of two words: "free stuff.”

Read the whole article at Powerline.

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February 16, 2018

Why does Gun Control Work but not Alien Control?

Timothy Birdnow

Here's a thought; there are more than three hundred million guns in the United States. Liberals want to ban them, or at least to curtail them via "sensible" gun control laws. Well...

There are officially 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. and the left tells us it is impossible to remove them from our soil, despite the fact that they have legs and can move themselves if given proper incentive. If we can't get rid of illegal aliens how can we rid America of a much, much larger number of firearms?

Maybe we need to offer a path to citizenship to our guns?

As for "sensible" gun laws to discourage them, it only takes a few weapons to make a mass murder. Oh, and why won't "sensible" measures like a border wall not work on illegal aliens if they WILL work on guns?

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The Endless Shooting Chatter

Fay Voshell

George Neumayr's article on the shootings is one of the best I've yet to read. Superlative.

Spare Us the ‘Conversation’

From the article:

"The pols and pundits most insistent upon holding a gun-control "conversation” in the wake of mass shootings at schools did the most to turn them into nihilistic wastelands. From the puffed-chest phonies on CNN and MSNBC, we hear a lot about sinister "lobbies” that intimidate passive, cowardly pols. The insufferable Chris Cuomo, whose partisan arrogance is impossible to overstate, rips into this or that Republican for not "standing up” to the NRA. When has Cuomo ever stood up to the morally bankrupt teachers’ unions that turned America’s public schools into assembly lines of pathology?:

Read it all at The American Spectator.

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Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

Selwyn Duke

We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High Schoolin California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, "Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. He couldn’t win, though, because his project was removed after parents, staff and other students became "upset” and one girl said she felt "unsafe and uneasy.” The irony?

A project on evolution would no doubt have been well received — even though an assumption of racial differences is implicit in evolutionary theory.

In fact, The Sacramento Bee, which hasn’t yet evolved out of the progressive primordial soup,  link=http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article199440204.html] mentioned that the student’s thesis is associated with eugenics (which the Bee casts negatively), the science of improving the human race via selective breeding. The paper is likely unaware, however, that the term "eugenics” itself was coined by Sir Francis Galton — a cousin of famed evolutionist Charles Darwin — and that Galton made clear that in his eugenicist endeavors, he was merely building on his cousin’s work.

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It’s weather, not climate change, Governor Brown

Paul Driessen

Fires and mudslides are hardly new to California – any more than dry seasons and droughts are. What is new is the degree to which Governor Jerry Brown and other politicians – along with their media and environmentalist allies – try to duck responsibility for their own actions and inaction … by blaming manmade climate change and manmade droughts for these disasters.

As meteorologist Bob Endlich makes clear in this article, readily available meteorological and climate data demonstrate that these politicos are simply wrong about the alleged role of manmade climate change. In fact, NOAA’s rainfall records for California show rainfall slightly increasing in California over the 125-year period since rainfall records began. It’s time these folks started manning up and shouldering the blame for the disasters their anti-tree cutting and other policies have caused – in California and elsewhere.


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President Trump: Have Education Department Mandate Active Shooter Protocols

Dana Mathewson

Of course, liberals' heads will explode, and liberal parents will resist. So what? Git 'er done!


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FBI Missed "Professional School Shooter"

Dana Mathewson

As we've heard, the shooter was a "mental case." He left many traces of proof. And the FBI was aware of it. Did they drop the ball? Inquiring minds want to know.

From Urgent Agenda:

SOMETHING WAS MISSED – AT 11:54 A.M. ET: The FBI was alerted to the alleged Florida high-school killer. From Buzzfeed:

Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and frequent YouTube vlogger noticed an alarming comment left on one of his videos. "I'm going to be a professional school shooter," said a user named Nikolas Cruz. more...

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Washington Can't end Mass Shootings

Dana Mathewson

David French "gets it." He was never really on my radar screen, but I think he is now. He has two articles on NRO as I look at the site, and this one is very good indeed.

He says "Don't look to Washington to solve the problem." And he's certainly right about that! There are some interesting ideas in this article.

David Dickinson has this to say: more...

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February 14, 2018

Remington Files for Bankruptcy

Dana Mathewson

This is not good news! Gunmaker Remington to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

They've been around a long time! The home I grew up in had a .70 cal. percussion cap smoothbore Remington rifle with "1874" stamped on the receiver. And they'd been in business quite a while before that.

Dana follows up. . .

However, this may not be so bad. The article DOES state that Remington intends to "keep on keepin' on" during the bankruptcy and one might assume they intend to come out of this unburdened by their current ownership. If so, this is A Good Thing!

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I don't know much about Art...

Dana Mathewson

Friend Ken sends the following article, which does not exactly go easy on the pix:
Some good -- no, great -- comments, too. more...

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