Mass shooting and self-defense news made silent by mass media


Bad news for the anti-gun lobby

Armed bystander hailed as hero (but not by the main-stream media)

Indianapolis, Indiana NBC affiliate WHTR reports that a good guy with a gun put down the perpetrator of a mass shooting (where three or more people were shot and killed in a single event).

At 5:57:03 p.m., Elisjsha Dicken, an armed bystander, fired on the shooter from 40 yards away, according to police. Within 15 seconds from when the shooting began, Dicken fired 10 rounds hitting the shooter as the shooter tried to retreat into the bathroom but collapsed and died.

(Read of the thug who killed three others and more of the hero who stopped him at WHTR)

Oddly, unlike the Uvalde event that happened two months ago, this story has not been picked up by the main stream media

Unlike the Uvalde event, where we are getting nightly reports on how dissatisfied the local population has become with the situation, we hear nothing of this story on main stream media.

However, with the numbers of felons being released by Democrat district attorneys and the flood of drugs across our border, this problem proliferates to a degree unimaginable for many. Still, if you want proof, do a search (or three, as with this post) and see what stories you find. Just make certain to use a different search engine for each search (for most complete results).

A good person with a gun defends freedom from a knife-wielding intruder

An 80-year-old woman shoots and kills young intruder after he stabs her husband

The Washington Post conveys the story of a Sultan, Washington woman who was forced to defend herself and her son after her husband was stabbed.

Age is nothing but a number.

An 80-year-old woman in the small town of Sultan, Wash., proved that Thursday night when she shot and killed an intruder who broke into her home.

At the moment, details are thin.

A man from Gold Bar, Wash. — a town of about 2,000 — broke into the woman’s home around 8:30 p.m. Thursday while she was enjoying an evening with her husband, 75, and son, 45. According to a Komo News report, police said the man broke in through the back door. After hearing a noise, the woman walked into the back room, where the 25-year-old intruder stood, wielding a large knife.

Her husband was on the ground.

The intruder had stabbed her husband in the abdomen, felling but not killing him. Before calling 911, the woman took matters into her own hands, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. She snuck in the back bedroom, presumably unnoticed, where she grabbed a gun she hides there.

She returned to the main room, took aim and fired several shots into the intruder, killing him.

She and her son managed to escape without any injuries, authorities said. Her husband was airlifted to the Harborview Regional Medical Center.

(Read of the drug-related motive for the stabbing at the Washington Post)

Whoever voted for the open borders of Biden voted for this drug epidemic

Let’s be clear: everyone who voted to open the Southern border to unchecked entry also voted for this drug epidemic.

If you don’t like Mexican opioids and Chinese synthetic opioids flooding the streets of your small town, then don’t vote for a Chinese/Mexican/Ukrainian/Russian-connected politician.

Another good person with a gun stops a thug with a knife

“I know I did the right thing:” Customer shoots and kills armed robber at gas station

Saint Louis, Missouri NBC affiliate KSDK tells us how a customer stepped in to stop an armed robber holding a knife to the clerk’s neck.

Most people would try to run away from a robbery situation, but one customer felt called to run toward it.  

His courageous effort ended in a deadly shooting, which possibly saved more lives than the one lost.

“Taking somebody’s life is not an everyday thing, neither is saving someone’s life,” the customer, who wished to remain anonymous said. 

Those thoughts now consume his mind after not only witnessing an armed robbery Saturday morning at a St. Charles QuikTrip but also stepping in to stop it.

“He grabbed a backpack and ran inside, looking for I guess the clerk. I saw him grab her and drag her to the front to the counter, something wasn’t right when I saw that, so me being concealed carry, I had my gun on me and I just waited,” the customer said. 

The customer saw it all unfold from his car, parked in front of the QT on First Capitol Drive.

 “I walked up to the door and I saw him with a knife to her throat. She was emptying out the cash register and I took a step in and peeked my head in to ask if everything was okay. I couldn’t see his face but he was saying yes, but I could see her face she was saying no, she was scared,” he said.

Police named the robbery suspect 26-year-old Lance Bush from St. Louis City. “I pulled my gun up and I asked him are you sure everything’s okay and that’s when the suspect said ‘no it’s not okay, but I got something for you and he grabbed his bag, ran from around the counter and started running towards me and that’s when I fired shots,” the customer said.

He recalls shooting four times before Bush fell to the floor. Shortly after he told the clerk to call the police, he did as well. 

“I don’t think I honestly had a choice. He already had a knife at her throat, he could’ve pulled out something bigger than what I had then you would’ve had two people dead instead of one,” he said. 

(Read of the robber’s crime spree at KSDK)

Despite the obvious evil of the robber, the “journalist” ends with one dig

Despite the following facts:

  • The robber was holding a knife to the neck of a female clerk while robbing the gas station
  • The robber had stolen a vehicle to get to the gas station
  • The robber had threatened and was running at the hero when the robber was shot
  • The robber was suspected of having committed two other armed robberies that morning

Still, the “journalist” ends with:

The customer was detained and released. 

At this time, he says he has not been charged.

Anti-gun bias, much? Wish for heroes to be punished and criminals released, much?

 

The odd state of gun laws, red flag laws, and violence when it comes to Robert Crimo


All about the failure of gun laws, red flag laws, and letting police deal with insane people (as revealed by Robert Crimo)

Pictures point toward Robert Crimo being part of BLM or Antifa, not a MAGA group

Although there seem to be two photos where Crimo might be mocking Trump:

  • An off-kilter type of “Where’s Waldo” picture seems to show Robert Crimo at the edge of a Trump gathering
  • A second picture showing Crimo draping a Trump flag in a mocking fashion over his shoulders

The predominance of photos of Crimo seem to paint another picture.



Further, as a rapper, he seems to have gathered quite a following among Democrats:

If his likes are any indicator, he was quite the Democrat/socialist:

Truth is that Crimo remains bat**** crazy

If you read through the various articles on this guy, you will find:

  • He attempted suicide in 2019
  • Had multiple violent videos, rap songs, and graphics online
  • One video showed a cartoon version of himself being shot by police
  • Was known by local police as deranged
  • Has had knives, daggers, and a sword confiscated

Purchase of rifle allegedly used in Highland Park massacre highlights limits of Illinois gun laws

The liberal leaning Chicago Tribune goes out of its way to explain why red flag laws failed again in stopping a very disturbed Robert Crimo.

A day after a gunman fired 70 rounds into a crowd at the Highland Park Independence Day parade, concerns and questions began to emerge about the availability of high-capacity firepower in Illinois, including whether existing rules and laws around background checks are enough to protect the public.

New details about the purchase of the firearm allegedly used came as authorities formally charged Robert Crimo III with seven counts of murder in the mass shooting.

Authorities said Crimo legally purchased the high-powered rifle he allegedly used to shoot more than three dozen people, including seven who were killed. And he did so even after a threatening episode was reported to Highland Park police, who in turn notified Illinois State Police, and after authorities had been alerted to him being suicidal.

It appeared that existing law — including the state’s so-called red flag law — wasn’t used to take weapons away from Crimo, long before he allegedly perched atop a roof along the parade route and opened fire. And current laws did nothing to head off his purchase of weapons, even in politically blue Illinois.

Illinois State Police on Tuesday confirmed they had received a warning from Highland Park police about Crimo three months before he successfully applied for a firearm owner’s identification card with the help of his father. Illinois State Police administer that process.

When asked if ISP reviewed the “Clear and Present Danger” report from Highland Park police when considering Crimo’s subsequent FOID application, a state police spokesperson responded: “At the time the FOID application was submitted, there was not a clear and present danger.”

The rifle was one of five firearms Crimo had purchased, authorities said. The rifle he allegedly used Monday, along with a second one, was purchased in the Chicago area, law enforcement authorities said, without naming a gun shop.

(Read your fill of liberal tripe at the Chicago Tribune)

Law enforcement took knives, dagger, and sword from accused Highland Park shooter’s home during 2019

Forbes further reveals the failure of the “red flag” laws that became evident even before the shooting showed their uselessness.

Sgt. Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said during a press conference law enforcement had two prior contacts with Crimo: One took place after learning Crimo had attempted suicide in April 2019, and another occurred five months later, when a family member reported Crimo said he was going to “kill everyone” and had a collection of knives.

Officers visited Crimo’s residence in September 2019 and removed 16 knives, a dagger and a sword, but there was “no probable cause for arrest” and no complaints were signed by the witnesses, according to Covelli.

(Read more liberal idiocy at Forbes)

Either police and reporters can or can’t discern motive (not both)

Further into the Forbes article, either the police or the Forbes reporter speculated that Crimo wore women’s clothing to hide his distinctive tattoos. However, even later in the the article, the reporter suggests that no motive can be assigned to the actions of Robert Crimo.

Unless the people at Forbes have a pro-transsexual bias, it would seem that either they could discern motives or they could not — not both.

Crimo wore women’s clothes to exit the area

In the following Newsmax interview of Oklahoma Representative Markwayne Mullin, we are told:

  • In a state with many gun laws, Robert Crimo bought his gun legally
  • Highland Park has a ban on assault weapons (however, it is unclear whether one was used)
  • Crimo posted violent videos to Facebook, but those did not cause him to lose his guns
    • (Although not mentioned in this video, Crimo’s violent videos did not get banned from YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook until after the shootings, according to The Verge)
  • Chicago and the neighboring areas had a strong “defund the police” movement
  • Robert Crimo was found to have exited the area dressed in women’s clothes and tried to blend in with the crowd
  • In unrelated, routine Chicago-area gun violence, eighty people were injured over the July 4th weekend and seven people died; however, because Chicago remains a liberal enclave, nobody cares

Highland Park parade shooting: What we know about person of interest Robert Crimo’s social media

The New York Post provided an early snapshot into the social media history of Robert Crimo.

The “person of interest” arrested in the deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade outside Chicago on Monday has been identified as a 22-year-old local amateur rapper with a history of disturbing online posts.

Robert E. “Bobby” Crimo III, who performs as “Awake the Rapper,” was taken into custody Monday shortly after FBI agents visited his family’s home in Highwood, Ill., about a mile from the scene of the shooting in Highland Park, WGN-TV ­reported.

An IMDb page under Crimo’s name identifies him as a “rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and director” from the Chicago area. The page boasts one of his songs released in 2018 amassed “millions of plays.”

“The hip hop phenom is mostly known for his hit song ‘On My Mind’ which was released on Oct. 8, 2018. The track has amassed millions of plays so far across online streaming platforms,” boasts one user-written bio on the page.

Crimo began uploading music when he was 11, according to the IMDb page. The page claims his net worth is $100,000.

“The six foot Hip hop phenom Awake The Rapper was born Robert Eugene Crimo III on September 20, 2000 in Chicago, Il,” according to the page. “He’s the middle child of three and of Italian descent.”

Crimo had posted a video to his since-deleted YouTube page that included a drawing of someone who appeared to have been shot dead by police, screenshots posted online indicated.

(Read more and see the photos and captured images at the New York Post)

When lawyers win against gun control states, they get punished

Attorneys who won Supreme Court gun case were forced to quit their law firm

The Daily Wire reported on the odd reception the law firm gave the attorneys who successfully argued in front of the Supreme Court.

The lawyers who won a major Second Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week got even less than a pat on the back from the white-shoe law firm they work for – they were forced to quit.

Paul Clement and Erin Murphy, the lawyers who successfully argued against New York’s law restricting conceal-carry gun permits, were told by Kirkland & Ellis they had to stop representing Second Amendment plaintiffs or find another firm. In a Wall Street Journal article, the duo explained how their celebration was cut short.

“Having just secured a landmark decision vindicating our clients’ constitutional Second Amendment rights in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, we were presented with a stark choice—withdraw from representing them or withdraw from the firm,” they wrote. “There was only one choice: We couldn’t abandon our clients simply because their positions are unpopular in some circles.”

In liberal land, where the ACLU once got praise for representing Nazis by saying “Everyone deserves legal representation,” now viewpoint discrimination flourishes

As Dr. Michael Brown discussed in his paper on the influence of GLBT forces on America’s entertainment, theological, mental health, education, and legislative sectors — viewpoint discrimination flourishes within America.

However, as also pointed out by Dr. Brown, not all is lost as long as we get involved.

 

Even more reasons I have tuned out of main stream media


The press will not show the whole picture (since it hurts Democrats)

Forbes reported how Biden might forgive student load debt, but leaves out the way this will fuel more inflation.

Warren and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who both have championed up to $50,000 of student loan forgiveness, are still pushing Biden to cancel that amount of student loan debt for millions of student loan borrowers. Civic and social organizations have joined in the fight to encourage Biden to consider a higher amount of student loan cancellation. According to the latest student loan debt statistics, there are 45 million student loan borrowers who collectively owe $1.7 trillion of student loan debt.
Therefore, canceling $50,000 of student loans would cancel all federal student loan debt for the vast majority of student loan borrowers. In contrast, the U.S. Department of Education has said $50,000 of student loan forgiveness would eliminate all federal student loan debt for 36 million student loan borrowers.

Student loan forgiveness: key benefits of $50,000 of student loan cancellation

According to researchers from Princeton and the University of California, who conducted this analysis, there are multiple other benefits of higher amounts of wide-scale student loan forgiveness. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • $50,000 of student loan forgiveness would help 95% of student loan borrowers who are in student loan default or student loan delinquency;
  • More student loan cancellation overwhelmingly benefits lower-wealth student loan borrowers because wealthier individuals rarely borrow or pay off student loan debt faster; and
  • Canceling $50,000 of student loans will reduce disparities and inequalities substantially.

When it comes to student loan forgiveness, the authors argue that more student loan cancellation is better for advancing equity and economic security. Opponents of student loan forgiveness beg to differ, citing the potential cost of $1 trillion to cancel $50,000 of student loans for borrowers. They also note that potentially millions of student loan borrowers could be excluded from Biden’s student loan forgiveness.

(Read more at Forbes)

Why not title this “Biden tosses another log into the inflation fire”

Or why not title this “Giving a break to college liberals on the backs of the working class.”

Both titles (along with a number of others) would fit, since no consideration finds its way into this article on either:

  • The inflationary tendencies of throwing more and more money at institutions incapable of restraining themselves
  • The inequity of having everyone (including hourly laborers) pay through taxes toward loans for college students

From the beginning of the Uvalde shooting, events of the timeline kept changing

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU illustrates how the story kept changing in order to protect two endangered species: the small-town Democrat and the truth.

Official details of the Uvalde school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers have changed several times.

We went back through official press conferences to hear what facts were given out over the last 10 days.

Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo gave this brief statement following the shooting on Tuesday, May 24:

“At approximately 11:32 this morning there was a mass casualty incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas”

Later that day, school officials were still not giving any details.

“This is a tragic even in our community. We are very sorry that we cannot provide more information,” said Uvalde CISD Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Anne Marie Espinoza.

The following day, on Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas DPS provided more details, which the governor later said he was misled about, of what happened at the school the day before.

“It is a fact because of their quick response getting on the scene being able to respond to the gunman and eliminate the gunman they were able to save lives,” said Gov.Abbott on Wednesday, May 25.

“As the Governor mentioned earlier, there was a brave Consolidated Independent School District resource officer that approached him, engaged him and at that time gunfire was not exchanged but the subject was able to make it into the school,” said Texas DPS Director/Colonel Steven McCraw that day.

“When the shooting began we had Uvalde police officers arrive on scene and along with the Consolidated Independent School District officers immediately breached – because we know as an officer every second’s a life,” McCraw continued that day.

The next day, Thursday, May 26, the story started to change, according to officials.

“I want to clear up… that came out early on. It was reported that a school district police officer confronted the suspect that was making entry… not accurate. He walked in unobstructed initially,” said Victor Escalon, the Regional Director for DPS South Texas, in a press conference.

On Friday, May 27, DPS told us how the shooter got into the school…

“Suspect vehicle crashes into the ditch – as previously described the teacher runs to the room 132 to retrieve a phone and that same teacher walks back to the EXIT door and the door remains propped open,” said McCraw.

And the initial story about the response to the shooting drastically changed surrounding how quickly police were able to stop the shooter after he entered the school at 11:33 AM.

“As soon as they were there they executed a search – or at least a dynamic entry and went in and of course that was not until 12… 12:57,” McCraw said on May 27.

“From the benefit of hindsight where I’m sitting right now of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. Period.” McCraw went on to say.

The same day Gov. Abbott responded…

“The information I was given turned out to be in part inaccurate, and I’m absolutely livid about that,” he said.

(Read more at KHOU)

Other articles have revealed other unimportant discrepancies; however, three truths remain

I could link to additional stories telling how the school police chief did not have his radio or how officers were prevented from entering the building; still, these truths remain:

 

Watch out for the loss of your rights


Leftist Republicans join with Democrats for gun confiscation

Breitbart tells us of Pat Toomey and his hopes to pull other Republicans into a gun control deal with Democrats.

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he hoped at least half of his Republican colleagues in the Senate would vote for the gun package he was currently negotiating.

Partial transcript as follows:

MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, we see overwhelming support in our CBS polling for background checks, which is why it’s interesting that it’s difficult. There was a Republican congressman in the state of New York, I’m sure you heard about this. Chris Jacobs. He represents a district around Buffalo where there was an awful mass shooting just a few weeks ago, he dropped out of his reelection race. After- seven days after he publicly endorsed a Federal Assault Weapons Ban and limits on high capacity magazines. This is what he had to say.

REP. CHRIS JACOBS ON TAPE: We have a problem in our country, in terms of both our major parties. If you stray from a party position, you are annihilated. For the Republicans, it came- it became pretty apparent to me over the last week that that issue is gun control. Any gun control.

BRENNAN: Do you agree with him?

TOOMEY: No, I don’t. I think there’s a wide range of opinions among elected Republicans just as there are among Republican voters across the country-

BRENNAN: Well–

TOOMEY: –in my case, I wrote a bill with Senator Manchin and advocated for expanding background checks in 2013, as you pointed out, again in 2015–

BRENNAN: –right, but you couldn’t get enough Republicans to vote with you to get it passed–

TOOMEY: –We voted on it in 2016. I was reelected- I was- I was reelected without a primary challenge. So I think that that tells you something also

BRENNAN: Well, excuse me, I’m sorry, my voice. The President himself has campaigned on this idea that he can be a deal breaker- broker. Does he need to get involved? Or does the involvement of the president lessen the chances of success here?

TOOMEY: Yeah, the problem is I think the President might have been a president who would reach across the aisle try to bring people together. But he’s chosen not to take that approach. Since day one, he has sided with the far left of his party and really not reached out to Republicans. He gave a speech on this topic where he advocated policies that he knows for sure have no chance of passing the Senate probably couldn’t even get 50 votes, and hold the Democrats much less get the 60 we would need. So once again, the President is not being very helpful. I think at the end of the day, this is going to come down to whether we can reach a consensus in the United States Senate. There are intensive discussions underway. It includes people who have not been engaged on this issue in the past. I can’t certainly can’t guarantee any outcome. But it feels to me like we are closer than we’ve been since I’ve been in the Senate.

BRENNAN: So you can get four other Republicans to stand with you, the six who are negotiating?

TOOMEY: My hope is we’ll get a lot more than that. My hope is we’ll get at least half the Republican conference. (continued in great detail)

(Read more at Breitbart)

Obviously liberals who duped Republicans for years now want to retire comfortably

These liberals (commonly called RINOs) like Toomey and Cornyn have seen that their fellow liberal activists will stand outside their houses and protest for days on end. They don’t want that, so they have determined to sacrifice our rights.

It seems to me that it is time for conservatives to act like liberals. Exactly like liberals — down to the riots, marches, and protests outside of officials homes.

Biden’s open-border policy overwhelms shelters in Maine

The Epoch Times reports on the effect of Biden’s open-border policy on even far-from-the-Southern-border Maine.

Facing an impending humanitarian crisis, Portland Family Shelters Director Mike Guthrie has a simple message to anyone who will listen, “We need help!”

Guthrie, a hands-on, frontline worker in the effort to feed, clothes, and house a continuous flow of foreign nationals arriving in Portland by airplane or bus from the U.S. southern border, told The Epoch Times, “Our family shelter facilities, our warming room, and even area hotel space is at capacity. We have maxed out our community resources.

“The time is coming when I’m going to have to look a dad in the face and tell him and his family that I don’t know where they’re going to sleep tonight.”

The Portland Family Shelter is a complex of four rented buildings in various states of renovation located in the heart of downtown.

Some of the structures are gradually being converted into small apartments where up to four families will share a single kitchen and bathroom.

All four buildings are overflowing their present capacity.

“The intake is greater and faster than we can process,” Guthrie said.

To accommodate the stream of new arrivals, the family shelter program has in recent months placed 309 families (1,091 people) in eight hotels located in five neighboring municipalities spread over three counties of southeastern Maine’s prime tourist and vacation region.

Those moves, with their attendant complications and problems, have resulted in some pushback from the local Mainers who fear their prized relaxed lifestyle may never be the same.

And they resent not having a voice in any of it.

“It’s just part of the state government’s plan to bring the slums to the suburbs,” said a Mainer from the resort and tourist community of Kennebunkport, a small town about 28 miles down the Atlantic coast from Portland.

“The United States cannot rescue Africa.”

Coming out of the Kennebunkport post office, long-time Mainers Virginia and Robert shared their opinions on what the locals see as the “invasion” of Maine by immigrants.

Virginia commented, “We have sympathy for the asylum seekers, but resources are over-extended and now it’s going beyond Portland.”

“Eventually, it’s going to impact our quality of life,” Robert said.

Pressures on Portland’s homeless shelter capacity last year inspired a York County community action group to obtain a federal grant to help house the city’s regular homeless population.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

If Biden implements his system of slavery to the state, then these would likely be the neediest

As long as college students imagine themselves as being the recipients of governmental largesse, those college students tend to support socialism. However, I have never participated in a class (as either a student or instructor) where A, B, and C-grade students volunteered to give away grade points to failing students who had skipped assignments or tests.

Something tells me that formerly socialist-leaning students who might find themselves working only for other peoples’ benefit might consider the slavery of socialism differently.

Nonetheless, while Biden holds power, it seems he remains all too willing to make us slaves of the Democrats in charge.

As Biden continues to pander to the climate change crowd, voters say gasoline prices and inflation will drive their vote

The Daily Mail spells out the mood of voters as the mid-term elections approach.

Voters say that economic issues are their top priority heading into the 2022 midterm elections as only 37 percent say they approve of how President Joe Biden is handling economic recovery – and even less approve of gas prices and inflation.

A whopping 83 percent of Americans say that the economy is either an extremely or very important issue in determining how they will vote, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll published on Sunday.

But Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg assured ABC News in a Sunday morning interview that inflation is Biden’s ‘top economic priority,’ despite record-setting hikes and record-low approval.

‘I’m sure additional ideas will be welcomed,’ Buttigieg said on the continued effort to improve the economy.

When it comes to inflation, only 28 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the issue compared to the 71 percent who disapprove.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

The elections deciding the fate of the House begin now

If you want to make a difference in the Biden regime, go push against a Congressional race that hangs in the balance.

 

Politicians who might ought to catch a clue


A string of radio spots published by Left-Wing Democrat groups and funded by Soros proves they don’t know why they are losing Hispanics

The Washington Examiner explores the purchase of a string of radio spots by Soros-funded Democrats as they continue to lose support among Hispanics.

A George Soros-backed group of predominantly Hispanic investors has purchased 18 Spanish-language radio stations in 10 cities for $60 million.

The Latino Media Network is led by Obama administration official Stephanie Valencia and received financing from Lakestar Finance LLC, an investment firm associated with liberal billionaire George Soros.

“We believe in the power and reach of radio and it remains a main source of media for a significant number of our community,” Jess Morales Rocketto, a veteran of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, said in a statement. “We hope to create relevant content for radio and other audio platforms with content that our community can trust and rely on.”

One of the stations included in the deal is Radio Mambi, a conservative talk radio station in Miami, Florida, that Democrats have long accused of spreading “misinformation” in the Hispanic community.

“In the 2020 election, we saw this — really a compelling rightward shift among the Latino electorate and in South Florida,” Huffington Post reporter Lautaro Grinspan recently told NPR. “And it lends credence to the notion that Spanish-language misinformation is playing a role in shaping folks’ political perceptions.”

But is “misinformation” really to blame for the recent rightward drift of Hispanics? Or are more and more Hispanics realizing that the Democratic Party simply doesn’t share their values.

“Everybody was a liberal Democrat — in my neighborhood, in the Bronx, in the local government,” Florida Republican Erik Ortiz recently told the New York Times . “The welfare state was bad for our people — the state became the father in the black and brown household and that was a bad, bad mistake.”

Ortiz is right: The social safety net designed by the Democratic Party punishes marriage and replaces fathers with checks and social workers. And President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would only make those marriage penalties worse .

No wonder recent polling shows the Republican Party now even with the Democrats among Hispanic voters.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Add this to the above: Inflation and gas prices are a visible tax on each of us

Just as no sitting president and no member of Congress had to sit for hours waiting for medical treatment or give up half of a month’s pay for said treatment when it fell outside of an insurance company’s guideline — none of them will have to endure gas prices or food prices that they have foisted on us.

As soon as humanly possible, we must remove all those who have imposed this system where gas price hikes and inflation has become a mainstay.

House Republicans announce a push against Liz Cheney’s and Nancy Pelosi’s narrative

The Epoch Times reports on the supposed resistance to be provided by the House Republicans.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said that House Republicans would be “pushing back” against the Jan. 6 Committee in an effort to tell the American people how the committee’s efforts have been “unconstitutional and illegitimate.”

She said Republicans would be countering the messaging from the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol amid a series of nine primetime public hearings over the next few weeks, starting with one on June 9 at 8 p.m. Washington time.

During the hearings, the panel will “present previously unseen material documenting January 6th, receive witness testimony, preview additional hearings, and provide the American people a summary of its findings about the coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power,” the committee said in a statement.

“We’re working very closely with President [Donald] Trump and his team, with [Republican] Leader Kevin McCarthy, with [Rep.] Jim Jordan, and really all of the House Republicans, we’ll be pushing back in a rapid response fashion,” Stefanik told Breitbart News.

“You will see us all over the airwaves, we’ll be setting the record straight, we’ll be telling the truth to the American people, sharing the facts, and also really pointing out how unprecedented and unconstitutional and illegitimate this committee is,” she said.

“We have lots of media bookings already set. I know that many of our members are going to shine in this moment. But similar to impeachment sham one, and really, impeachment sham two, just out there, every single day,” she said, equating the Jan. 6 panel to previous Democratic-led efforts to impeach former President Donald Trump on two separate occasions, which both resulted in Trump being acquitted.

(Read about the 6 January timeline and more at The Epoch Times)

The proof of the pudding isn’t in the announcing

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating” is how the adage goes. So, I don’t criticize the Republicans for announcing that they will oppose the Democrats (not only the official ones like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Occasional Cortex, but also the effective ones like Liz Cheney).

Announce all you want, but only follow-through counts.

After the Uvalde attack, Biden prioritizes gun confiscation and then DeSantis pushes for school safety

Breitbart chronicles the push by Biden to outlaw guns (despite the failures of gun control in cities like Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia and nations like Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela). Additionally, Breitbart looks into the reaction of Governor DeSantis, as he makes an appeal for school safety.

The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is prioritizing school safety in the wake of national tragedies and the left’s anti-Second Amendment push.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday signed the state’s “Freedom First Budget,” which includes an increase in funding for school safety and mental health initiatives. Both are significant, as a plurality of voters blame mental health issues for mass shootings, while far-left Democrats continue to focus on guns.

“If you look at our budget … we had another major increase in funding for school safety and for mental health and, you know, when you’re talking about school security, the thing is, is for whatever reason —  I think going back to Columbine — this has become something where these deranged psychopaths have certain targets and some of them go to schools as a way to kind of maximize the trauma to a community,” DeSantis said during Friday’s press conference.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Taking the power of self-protection from law-abiding citizens does not solve anything

However, only guarding the gates does not solve the entire problem

From Columbine to Sandy Hook to Parkland to Santa Fe and now at Uvalde, the shootings (or, especially in reference to Harris and Klebold, the killings — since their attack included poorly-wired bombs in the cafeteria and their cars) were perpetrated by:

  • Boys in the bloom of testosterone
  • Boys who had been taught that, in opposition to the second law of thermodynamics (where things go from order to disorder), human evolution went from disorder to order (from slime to a baby). (In other words, they were taught to abandon their logic, embrace the liberal talking point labelled “science,” and repeat the mantra of evolution in order to pass a class.)
  • Boys who had been taught that there was no God (or at least that God had been kicked out of school)
  • Boys who had experienced numerous brushes with the law only to be let go by the system or bailed out by their parent(s)
  • Boys who had been taught that life had no meaning (since a baby was nothing but a choice for a girl)

Therefore, to follow Biden’s suggestion and to remove every law abiding citizen’s guns will not really effect these future murderers: we already have laws against murder and that does not stop them. As noted previously, gun laws in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela don’t really have much affect.

However, since the attacks come from students of the schools, rather than doing more to protect the schools from without, maybe we should protect them from within. Maybe we should seek to change the minds of the students. Maybe we might look to the wisdom of our founding fathers who observed our system of self government and noted:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Although I am not suggesting outlawing of non-Christian religions, I am suggesting that more freedom and power be pushed down to the local levels. Further, I am suggesting that God be returned to the classrooms (with parental consent).

 

Biden breaks his “Never-Trump” rule


Biden proposes banning bump stocks already banned under Trump

Breitbart reports the list of items Biden and other little dictators in the Democrat party want to ban in the wake of the shooting in Texas.

Democrats are preparing a large gun control package to be considered in House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The package, dubbed, “Protecting Our Kids,” includes eight bills designed to erode citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

Reportedly included in the massive gun control package are provisions to ban high-capacity magazines, increase the purchase age of semi-automatics from 18 to 21, ban bump stocks for civilian use while requiring existing bump stocks to be registered with the government, change the definition of “ghost guns” so they fall under background checks at point of sale, increase penalties for gun trafficking, and mandate how Americans store firearms in their homes.

According to Punchbowl News, the bill’s names and sponsors are:

  1. The Raise the Age Act (H.R. 3015, Rep. Anthony Brown of Maryland)
  2. Prevent Gun Trafficking Act (H.R. 2280, Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois)
  3. The Untraceable Firearms Act (H.R. 3088, Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island)
  4. Ethan’s Law (H.R. 748, Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut)b
  5. The Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act (H.R. 6370, Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan)
  6. The Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act (H.R. 130, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas)
  7. Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act (H.R. 5427, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada)
  8. The Keep Americans Safe Act (H.R. 2510, Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida)

It seems likely the Democrats in the House may have enough votes to pass the package. A vote will reportedly be held next week on the litany of bills. If the package narrowly passes the House, it will move to the Senate, where it must survive a 60-vote, filibuster-proof threshold to pass the deliberative body.

Last week, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) instructed Sen. John Cornyn (R-KY) to work with Democrats on gun control measures. “I’ve encouraged him to talk to Sen. Sinema, Sen. Murphy and others who are interested in trying to get an outcome that’s directly related to the problem. I am hopeful that we could come up with a bipartisan solution that’s directly related to the facts of this awful massacre,” McConnell stated, referring to the deadly shooting at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, TX, last week.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Problem is that Trump and the Republicans already banned bump stocks

If we hijack Jen Psaki’s “way-back machine” and look at a report by NBC News filed on 18 December 2018, we will find that President Trump banned bump stocks in 2018.

The Justice Department on Tuesday issued its final rule banning bump stocks — a device that was prominently used in the Las Vegas shooting massacre last year, which allows a semi-automatic rifle to work like a machine gun.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker announced the rule in a statement Tuesday.

“We are faithfully following President Trump’s leadership by making clear that bump stocks, which turn semiautomatics into machine guns, are illegal, and we will continue to take illegal guns off of our streets,” Whitaker said.

Later, at a school safety event at the White House, he called it a “big victory” for Trump’s administration.

(Read more at “NBC News“)

Even in toeing the Democrat line, Dementia Joe cannot get it right

Admit it, Democrats. It is time to use the 25th Amendment on Joe.

 

The Second Amendment and Hollywood


These are the actors and actresses who stand against your Second Amendment rights

Breitbart reported the predictable left-wing reaction to the Uvalde shooting where people with paid protection called for restrictions on your right of self-protection.

Hollywood celebrities wasted little time capitalizing on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, urging voters and lawmakers to support more gun control while also blaming the shooting on Republicans and other supporters of Second Amendment rights.

Celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, Elizabeth Banks, Bette Midler, Piper Perabo, and Stephen King all took advantage of the incident as a way to push familiar Democratic refrains.

“Fuck the GOP and their obsession with guns,” Milano tweeted.

“When you step into the voting booth this fall, VOTE GUN CONTROL,” King wrote.

“Lawmakers must act to restrict gun ownership in sensible ways. Action. Laws,” Perabo urged.

As Breitbart News reported, a shooter left 19 students and two adults dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Authorities identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old male who resided in Uvalde. They said Ramos is now dead and is believed to have been killed by responding officers.

“Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde,” Gov. Gregg Abbott (R) said in a statement. “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering.”

Hollywood stars instead took advantage of the incident to score political points.

Actress Alyssa Milano blamed the shooting on Republicans, as did actor-director Rob Reiner.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Screen personality to avoid Screen personality to avoid
Alyssa Milano Elizabeth Banks
Bette Midler Piper Perabo
Rob Reiner Stephen King
Julliane Moore Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Rosannna Arquette Rosie O’Donnell
Josh Malina Amber Tamblyn
Chris Evans Bette Midler
Michael McKean  

These actors and actresses get paid for emoting in front of cameras, not for using logic

Take in mind that the primary tools of the acting trade are tears, tirades, and other extreme emotions presented convincingly. Actors do not get paid for presenting logical presentations.

Also take in mind that their trade creates enough demand that downloadable movies starring big-name actors are significantly more likely to contain malware. Therefore, if you are tempted to watch a bootleg De Niro movie to avoid paying that leftie, it would be better to stream a movie starring Stallone. Otherwise, watch The Duke.

If you have a Fire Stick or TV, here are the steps you can take to block these nuts from your viewing

First, ask Alexa to make a list from a genre of movies not staring any of the interested parties above. For example:

Alexa, list Romantic Comedy movies not involving Alyssa Milano, Piper Perabo, Rob Reiner, or Whoopi Goldberg.

Next, make note of the offerings and select from there.

 

A sad excuse for a president makes the wrong sad plea at a sad time while not stopping his own sad policies


Nineteen students and two adults die while dozens are injured in a shooting at a Texas elementary school

Breitbart reports on the few facts which have been released about the shooting in Uvalde.

An active shooter situation in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, left 19 children and two adults dead. A hospital report also states that 14 children and at least one adult are being treated by hospitals in Uvalde and San Antonio. The shooter was killed by responding police, the governor added.

Border Patrol agents, BORTAC special response team, and Texas Highway Patrol troopers are on the scene to assist local first responders. The situation unfolded at approximately 11:50 local time when shots were initially heard in the vicinity of the elementary campus.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: The Associated Press reports that the death toll now stands at 19 children killed and two adults.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: School district police say the shooter, a U.S. citizen who graduated from the local high school, acted alone in the incident. Robb Elementary School houses students in the second, third, and fourth grades, the police chief stated. 

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: KSAT reports that Uvalde Station Border Patrol agents responded to the shooting and provided immediate medical care to those injured in the school.

UPDATE 4 p.m.: Governor Abbott’s statement on Tuesday afternoon:

Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering. We thank the courageous first responders who worked to finally secure Robb Elementary School. I have instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. The Texas Division of Emergency Management is charged with providing local officials all resources necessary to respond to this tragedy as the State of Texas works to ensure the community has what it needs to heal.

(Read at Breitbart for the the first update and the original story)

Immediately, Joe Biden went into political mode

Before the body count became finalized, Joe Biden was blaming assault weapons and calling for gun control, as reported by CNBC.

U.S. President Joe Biden renewed the Democrats’ push for tighter gun control laws Tuesday night, hours after a lone gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“We as a nation have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby. When in God’s name do we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?” Biden asked in a somber address following another school massacre that evoked the pain of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting of 2012.

The suspected shooter, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was fatally wounded by police who responded to the attack at Robb Elementary School, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The shooting rocked the nation and the roughly 15,200 residents of Uvalde, which is located about 80 miles west of San Antonio and just over an hour’s drive to the Mexico border.

(Read more at CNBC)

Unlike old men incapable of thinking, we can look at evidence

Gun laws do not seem to effect criminal behavior in Democrat cities

Chicago homicides in 2022: 218 people have been slain.

The Chicago Tribune reported in a 23 May 2022 article that 218 murders had occurred so far during 2022 in Chicago.

Information about homicides is released daily by the city of Chicago. The release of homicide victims’ names is delayed by two weeks to allow time for the victims’ families to be notified of a death by Chicago police.

City reached at least 800 homicides in 2021, a level not seen in 25 years ]

The homicide figures do not include killings that occurred in self-defense or in other circumstances not measured in Chicago police statistics. Homicide data from Illinois State Police, which patrols the city’s expressways, also is not included here.

In Chicago, 797 people were slain in 2021 — 25 more than in 2020.

(Read much more at the Chicago Tribune)

If you dig further into the article, you will find some gems of information

For instance, you will find that (of the 218 murders so far — which do not include self-defense killings — 200 were committed by gunshot.

Based on these figures, we can surmise either of two things.

  • First, this Chicago area seems to be an area where little regard remains for life. Maybe that was pushed up by the increase in abortions. Since, if we cannot protect the most defenseless, who can we protect?
  • Second, if there are laws against having guns, then there is either more fear of the other lawless or less fear of the law (or both) in Chicago. Maybe that lack of fear of the law springs from the release of 60% of criminals by liberal judges in Chicago.

Additionally, we can figure one thing from these 200 gunshot deaths: gun laws do not make a whit of difference in liberal land.

Biden’s open borders let and Iraqi illegal alien ISIS member into the US

This illegal alien planned to bring other ISIS members over the Southern border to kill President George W. Bush

CBS News spoke of the plot by an Iraqi illegal alien to kill President George W. Bush.

An Iraqi citizen living in the U.S. has been charged with aiding and abetting a plot to murder former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department announced Tuesday, unveiling an alleged scheme to smuggle four ISIS operatives into the country to kill the former president.

Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force on Tuesday and appeared in federal court in Ohio in the afternoon.

An FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint alleged Shihab sought to smuggle four other Iraqi nationals into the U.S. across the southern border to kill the former Republican president as retaliation for Iraqi deaths during the invasion of Iraq.

According to the affidavit, Shihab told a confidential source working with the FBI that he wanted to hire the informant to illegally bring ISIS associates into the U.S., and that these individuals intended to murder the former president. 

“In October and December 2021, Shihab accepted tens of thousands of dollars for the purported smuggling. In reality, the individual was fictitious, and the interaction was coordinated under the direction of the FBI,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement.

Shihab traveled to Dallas in February of this year to surveil the president’s home and met with others in Ohio to review possible firearms and law enforcement clothes to wear, the FBI said. 

Freddy Ford, the former president’s chief of staff, said Bush “has all the confidence in the world in the United States Secret Service and our law enforcement and intelligence communities.”

Shihab came to the U.S. around September 2020 on a visitor visa obtained “through the assistance of a corrupt Iraqi American contractor at the U.S. embassy,” according to the FBI affidavit. Once in the U.S., he applied for asylum and held various jobs around Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

(Read more at CBS News)

Will it take an ISIS attack on an elementary school in Washington to get Biden to close the border?

Obviously, Biden allows a flood of fentanyl over the border, resulting in record levels of overdoses without prompting the Biden regime to close the border. These deaths do not seem to be violent enough to warrant Dementia Joe’s attention.

Now we see that ISIS has made it over the border. Additionally, we know that 42 illegal aliens on the terrorist watchlist have been caught at the border and at least one has been released.

Who knows if this threat was part of what motivated the nut who shot up the Uvalde elementary? One thing that I can tell you, if guns were magically removed from society, then knife violence would probably rise to the levels seen in London.

 

A comparison of candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, District 2 in Texas


The following is an amalgamation of information from web sites and news sites

Candidates for District 2, U.S. Representative
Jameson Ellis
BioJameson Ellis is a self-employed small business owner, public speaker, and family man. Like many hardworking Texans, his faith in Jesus Christ has always seen him through every obstacle.

As a lifelong Texan and a resident of Conroe, Jameson comes from a first responder and military family, and so he has witnessed first-hand the hardships and sacrifices made by those that serve and protect.

Believing that God gave him a specific set of gifts, talents, and abilities, Jameson teamed up with a police officer to start a nonprofit called Bridge The Blue, where he’s fighting to bridge the gap between law enforcement and community.

Hot Topic: PoliceLaw enforcement represents the thin blue line between order and chaos. I will fight to make sure our police departments have more funding available for consistent training and continuing education.
Hot Topic: BorderThe border wall must be finished and the “catch and release” program terminated. We must do more to protect our citizens from dangerous drug cartels, human traffickers, and illegal immigrants.
Hot Topic: UnbornI stand against abortion and will defend against the taking of innocent life. The right to life is our most basic of unalienable God-given rights. The government did not give us that right, and they cannot legally take it away.
Hot Topic: GunsAccording to the 2nd amendment, you have a right to defend your life, liberty, and property. This is why I stand against any and all forms of gun control, including “Red Flag” laws.
Web sitehttps://jamesonellis.com/
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Milam Langella
BioMilam Langella was raised with strong Christian, conservative values. Those values called him to action through service for his country in the War on Terror. He served as an infantry officer in major combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II. After doing 2 tours in Iraq, Milam continues to feel compelled to serve his country through representing Texas District 2 in the US Congress.

After being treated for service connected injuries, Milam was assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion (WWBn) and now discharged from the military as a 100% disabled veteran.

Hot Topic: PoliceMaintains a strong support for law and order.
Hot Topic: Border(B)efore we can get to that point we must close our borders to those coming into this country illegally and ensure that only living, verified citizens are given the opportunity to vote on elected officials and policies. If getting some kind of state or national ID is too difficult or expensive for some individuals, then this is what needs to be addressed not eliminating the requirement of showing valid US identification.
Hot Topic: UnbornMilam Langella is endorsed by Texas Right to Life.
Hot Topic: GunsAs a military pilot, Milam Langella supports the Second Amendment.
Web sitehttps://milam4congress.com/
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Martin Etwop
BioMartin Etwop is an unashamed Christian conservative born and raised in Uganda during the worst HIV epidemic and war-ravaging periods of that sub–Saharan African nation’s history.

Etwop graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration-International Business. He is currently completing his final year of Law school at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.

Hot Topic: PoliceI will stand with our men and women in uniform, whom the Democrats have and continue to demonize for doing the toughest job in the world.
Hot Topic: BorderA nation’s sovereignty begins with how it protects its borders. I will fight to reinforce our borders by completing the wall, installing hi-tech border monitoring equipment, hiring more border patrol officers, and protecting against illegal immigration and lawlessness.
Hot Topic: UnbornLife begins at conception. “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I knew you.” I will stand for and defend the life of the unborn and fight to take away from Biden and Pelosi the power to fund abortions with tax-payer money.
Hot Topic: GunsThe defense of ones life, family and home is the most important responsibility an individual has. I will fight to ensure that every American who wants to is able to exercise their second amendment rights.
Web sitehttps://www.martinetwop.com/
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Dan Crenshaw (incumbent)
BioDan Crenshaw is a patriot, a conservative and now a Congressman.

In 2018, without any political experience, political connections or personal wealth to fund a campaign, Dan was faced with a rare opportunity to run for Texas’s Second Congressional District. As a Lieutenant Commander (retired) and former Navy SEAL, he saw this as another opportunity to serve his country, a worthy goal despite the challenges he would face as a new candidate. He advanced from the crowded primary into a two-way runoff, which he decidedly won with nearly 70% of the vote. He went on to defeat his Democrat opponent and was sworn into Congress in January 2019.

Dan was first deployed to Fallujiah, Iraq as part of SEAL Team Three. This was his first of five total deployments. On his 3rd deployment, Dan’s life changed forever. While on a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dan was hit with an IED blast. He was evacuated and put into a medically induced coma. When he awoke, he learned that his right eye was completely destroyed and that his left eye was still intact but severely damaged. He was told he would never see again.

Hot Topic: PoliceRep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, said Friday that “liberal ideology” is the root cause of the rise in crime across the country after it was discovered that an illegal immigrant is suspected in the murder of a Houston police officer.(Fox)
Hot Topic: BorderWe are currently unable to protect our sovereignty because of the situation at the border. Illegal immigrants are abusing our asylum process. While the President has taken action to improve the conditions at the border, Congress has to reform our laws for there to be a substantial change. Democrats refuse to address the issue at its source and are advocating for open border policies. This is wrong and unfair to legal immigrants, asylum seekers, migrants who are trafficked, and the Customs and Border Protection agents at the border. We must act now.
Hot Topic: UnbornWe must always stand up for life and protect the unborn. No equivocation. Being pro-life isn’t a partisan issue. It’s a human rights issue.
Hot Topic: GunsWhen it comes to defending our rights, I’m adamant about protecting our constitutional right to bear arms. I will always fight for Second Amendment rights. This right must never be infringed upon, but we must do a better job of enforcing current laws, especially background checks, so that guns stay out of the wrong hands. I will never allow the government to prevent law-abiding citizens from defending themselves.
Web sitehttps://crenshawforcongress.com/
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Dan Crenshaw heckled and called a “RINO” for saying the 2020 election was not stolen

As chronicled on the Democrat blog Texas Signal on 13 August 2021, Crenshaw was heckled at a fundraiser.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Houston) is considered by many to be a rising star within the GOP. As a well-spoken and social media-savvy former Navy SEAL, it’s not hard to see why he was quickly embraced by the Right after being elected to Congress in 2018. However, a heated exchange over the 2020 election results are an indication that Crenshaw may not have as much of a future in the current conspiracy-driven Republican Party as previously thought. 

“Don’t kid yourself into believing that’s why we lost,” Crenshaw said at a Republican fundraiser in Illinois on Wednesday, referring to the Big Lie that Trump actually won the 2020 election and the Democrats stole it through massive fraud. “It’s not, it’s not! I’ll tell you openly.”

(Read the Democrat-cheering site at Texas Signal)

Oddly, Crenshaw showed up at the 2022 Trump rallies

Despite his constant anti-Trump diatribes, Crenshaw showed up at the 2022 Trump rally. He may have even shown up at the rally at G. W. Brown in Houston, but I wasn’t there and did not hear about it.

Texas GOP U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw causes uproar after warning of “grifters,” liars inside his party

The Texas Tribune wrote on 9 December 2021 regarding some friction between Crenshaw and other Republicans.

The Freedom Caucus is a group of House conservatives who hold considerable sway within the GOP minority. It includes at least a few Republicans from Texas, like Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler and Chip Roy of Austin.

Crenshaw made the original comments at an event Sunday in Cypress for the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC, and a clip of them went viral later after being tweeted by Ron Filipkowski, a Florida lawyer and former Republican. Crenshaw was introducing two congressional candidates he is supporting and sought to differentiate them from “performance artists” in Congress who he said say what conservative voters want to hear. He then sought to make the point by arguing that U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — a prominent GOP critic of former President Donald Trump — actually voted more in line with Trump’s agenda during his first two years in office than did “everybody in the Freedom Caucus — all of them.”

“We have grifters in our midst,” Crenshaw said in the clip. “I mean in the conservative movement. Lie after lie after lie. Because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart. We’re worried about what people are gonna do to us, what they’re gonna infringe upon us.”

The comments drew denunciations from Freedom Caucus defenders and even from a key supporter of Crenshaw in his 2018 underdog run for Congress — Houston radio host Michael Berry.

“No, I do not support [Crenshaw],” Berry tweeted Tuesday. “I am embarrassed I helped him win.”

(Read more at the Texas Tribune)

Dan Crenshaw wants a Federal “jab” database

Houston iHeart affiliate KPRC reported in a 8 December 2021 article that Dan Crenshaw wanted to establish a vaccination database.

I’m so old I can remember when Dan Crenshaw campaigned as a conservative Republican.

When he’s not considering gun control laws, promoting climate change theory, and blaming Trump for the January 6th protest, Rep Crenshaw is joining Democrats in pushing a $400 million Federal COVID vaccine database.

In addition to voting to increase the size of government Crenshaw is also publicly attacking the Freedom Caucus, a group of principled conservative lawmakers who oppose Biden’s agenda.

With Republicans like this who needs Democrats?

Holly Hansen reports:

At a campaign event on Sunday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02) fired back at critics unhappy with his votes funding vaccine database systems and military spending. 

“We have grifters in our midst. Not here in this room, I mean in the conservative movement,” said Crenshaw as he joined congressional candidates Wesley Hunt and Morgan Luttrell onstage for a “fireside chat” at a Northwest Harris County eatery. 

Last week, Crenshaw was one of 80 House Republicans who joined Democrats in voting for the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021 (H.R. 550), which allocates $400 million to states to update immunization information systems (IIS).

(Read more at KPRC)

 

Two cases that underscore facts inconvenient to the Socialists


On the same day as the Rittenhouse verdict, another case validated the citizens’ right of self defense

The Western Journal reported on a second case that affirms America’s Second Amendment.

When application of the law is based upon reason instead of emotion, truth prevails.

AndrewCoffeeAndrew Coffee IV, a black man, was acquitted of murder by way of self-defense, as reported by WPBF-TV.  On the same day, Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of murder charges by reason of self-defense.

I mention that Coffee was black only because many have been asking what might have happened in the Rittenhouse trial if the defendant was black. The question is usually asked by those who maintain that the U.S. justice system is systematically racist and therefore unjust.

“If Black Kyle Rittenhouse had shown up at an anti-vax rally with a weapon and the crowd chased him down and he shot two people dead, what would have happened? One, he probably would have been shot dead by police or bystanders, and two, he likely would have been portrayed as a thug and convicted in front of an all-white jury,” journalist David Greenwald claimed.

In another reaction, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush goes so far as to claim the judge, jury and defendant are white supremacists.

Bush wasn’t alone in her irrational response to the verdict. A slew of other leftists lashed out at at the verdict as well, as reported by Townhall.

Some of the claims were blatantly false. New York City Mayor Bill di Blasio claimed Rittenhouse had transported a gun across state lines.

The Coffee case just isn’t getting the same fanfare. Leftists are pretty quiet on that front.

Coffee was found not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Alteria Woods and the attempted murder of Florida Indian River County sheriff deputies during an early morning drug raid in 2017.

Coffee’s defense claimed the defendant was asleep and thought a flash-bang set off by deputies was gunfire. Coffee claimed he fired his gun because he believed he was under attack.

“I was trying to protect me and Alteria,” Coffee said, according to WPBF.  “I thought I was doing that, but I feel I didn’t protect her. I can’t sleep with that … They killed her.”

The prosecution maintained that the deputies announced they were there and Coffee shot at them before they returned fire.

The jury, after deliberating over the evidence, including Coffee’s testimony, found the defendant not guilty on the murder charges. They did find him guilty of a felon in possession of a firearm for which Coffee faces up to 30 years in prison.

(Read more at Western Journal)

The one advantage that Rittenhouse may have had over Coffee may have been alternative journalist coverage of the Kenosha riots

Although I admit that journalists cannot cover every angle of every drug raid, I also must admit that the additional video available to show that Rittenhouse was defending himself from aggressors (one child rapist, one attacker who hit him with a skateboard, and one felon armed with a handgun pointed at Kyle’s head) and that did much to prove his case. Were it not for new-generation journalists like Andy Gno, Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene), and others, the case of Kyle Rittenhouse would have been hard to defend against the lies of the defense.

Still, with the eyewitness testimony and the corroborating video evidence, Rittenhouse went against the socialist narrative and proved that he was merely defending himself. Likewise, Coffee (although he earned a 30-year sentence for being a felon in possession of a gun) likewise proved that he did not deserve to be charged with multiple cases of murder when he was defending himself and his girlfriend.

Rittenhouse: the primary case

Ten heinous lies about Kyle Rittenhouse debunked

In a 22 17 November 2021 article, Miranda Devine of the New York Post outlined ten lies that worked to undermine the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

The table below provides a link (on the left) to one example of each of the lies cited and the lie identified by Ms. Devine and the first one or two sentences of her explanation. For greater detail, go to the article by Miranda Devine of the New York Post.

Media Lie The truth
  1. He killed two black BLM protesters.
All three of the men he shot in self-defense during violent riots in Kenosha on Aug. 25 last year were white.
  1. He crossed state lines.
He lived 20 miles from Kenosha in Antioch, Ill., with his mother and sisters. But his father, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins and best friend live in Kenosha.
  1. Rittenhouse took an AR-15 across state lines.
His rifle was kept in a safe at his best friend’s stepfather’s house in Kenosha.
  1. The gun was illegal.
Under Wisconsin law, he was entitled to possess the AR-15 as a 17-year-old.
  1. Rittenhouse’s mother drove him across state lines to the riot.
Wendy Rittenhouse, 46, never went to Kenosha (on 25 August 2020).
  1. He was an “active shooter” who took his gun to a riot looking for trouble.
(Refer to the article for the complete lie and defense against this lie — it is too long.)
  1. Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist,” as then-candidate Joe Biden labeled him in a tweet showing the teenager’s photograph.
The FBI scoured Kyle’s phone and found nothing about white supremacy or militias, the court heard.
  1. He “flashed white power signs” with Proud Boys.
After spending three months in jail, Kyle was freed on $2 million bail two days after his 18th birthday last year, and went to a bar for a beer, with his mother and other adults, which is legal in Wisconsin. He posed for selfies with strangers at the bar, who the media say are Proud Boys, and was pictured making the OK sign with his thumb and forefinger.
  1. He wore surgical gloves “to cover his fingerprints.”
Kyle wore gloves because he was giving first aid to protesters.
  1. Judge Bruce Schroeder is a “Trumpy” racist biased toward the defense.
This slur is based on the fact he would not let the prosecution use the term “victim” — common practice when the jury has not ruled on a case.

Of course, the reason that socialists like Cori Bush took after Kyle Rittenhouse is that totalitarians cannot have you defending yourself

The reason that AOC, Cori Bush, Joe Scarborough and multiple socialist-supporting members of the political class and media class go after people like Rittenhouse comes from the fact that they cannot allow you to see that you can defend yourself.

For a similar reason, Biden does not allow “migrants” from Venezuela and Cuba to come to America. They know that socialism kills a nation and must be defeated.