Stories about election night that will brighten the conservative’s day


GOP takes out 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria

The Hill informs us of the additional benefit of having removed 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria.

Virginia state Sen. Jen Kiggans (R) is projected to win the race for the Old Dominion’s 2nd Congressional District, defeating incumbent and Jan. 6 panel member Rep. Elaine Luria (D).

The Associated Press called the race at 11:03 p.m.

Luria’s loss is likely to be hailed by former President Trump, who had attacked her in various rallies for GOP candidates as he criticized the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Kiggans, a U.S. Navy veteran who was first elected to the Virginia state Senate in 2019, largely focused her campaign on economic issues, with inflation at a decades-high level. She also tied Luria to President Biden, who has faced low approval numbers amid the poor economic environment.

The race was rated a toss-up by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Trump won the district by just over 3 percentage points in 2016, while Biden in 2020 secured a victory by almost 5 percentage points.

This year’s redistricting, however, made the district more Republican, moving it from an R+2 lean to an R+6 and creating a more difficult environment for Luria to prevail. The new lines also include Suffolk, Va., which has a Black population of 40 percent.

Luria largely focused her campaign on military and veterans issues, tapping into her background, and abortion, which became top of mind for Democrats this summer after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

She has also warned about the threat to American democracy, leaning into her spot on the Jan. 6 panel.

(Read more sniveling and whining at The Hill)

From the numerous photos of the former candidate and the glowing description of her, one has to wonder whether these writers also worked for her campaign

You would think that the Democrats at this media outlet still want to convince us to keep out eyes off of the economy and watch the 6 January show trial.

Truth is, I think that the get-out-the-vote software companies funded by Hidalgo and similar Democrats will prove a bigger influence and a bigger story.

GOP grows support among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs according to exit polls

The Daily Wire points to an exit poll showing increased support for the GOP among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs.

The 2022 midterm elections didn’t exactly go as expected for Republicans, but there was some good news in the data collected in exit polls.

While Democrats won 76% of the black men’s vote in 2018, that margin was cut to 65% in 2022, an 11% boost for the GOP. Republicans also picked up an additional 7% from black women, according to exit poll data collected by CNN.

Democrats enjoyed a 29% edge among Latino men in 2018, but that was slashed to just 8% this time around. Latino women support also rose 14%.

Republicans also cut their margin of support from voters aged 18-29. In 2018, Democrats were +35% from that voting bloc, but that was cut to 28% in 2022. Support from 30-44 years old also went from +19 to +4.

The GOP made other inroads. Democrats enjoyed a +19 margin from women in 2018, but that fell to just +8 this year.

“When Democrats took control of the House after the 2018 election, a little more than half of voters were women and the party had a huge advantage among them. Even though women represented a similar majority of voters in 2022, Democrats’ lead appears to be cut noticeably,” CNN reported.

Republicans grew their support among men. In 2018, Republicans were +4 over Democrats. This time around, that number soared to +14.

There was another startling finding in the exit poll data. Democrats enjoyed a +33 margin among urban voters in the last midterms, but that fell to just 17% this midterm.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Don’t you know that CNN was galled to report this?

They likely buried the lead on this one very quickly.

Here’s how much campaign cash Beto O’Rourke has burned losing races up and down the ballot

Fox News reports on how much money Robert Frances “Beto” O’Rourke has gone through in all of his failed attempts at office over the years.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has burned roughly $175 million running unsuccessful campaigns for a series of different offices in just four years.

O’Rourke — who previously represented a congressional district in El Paso, Texas, between 2013 and 2019 — lost his most recent bid for higher office Tuesday, falling to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, by a significant margin, the Fox News Decision Desk projected. The failed run for governor of Texas marks O’Rourke’s third unsuccessful bid for a high-profile political office since 2018.

The former congressman lost a race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by more than 200,000 votes in 2018 and bowed out of the 2020 presidential race in November 2019 before the Democratic primaries started due to his low polling numbers.

“With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race,” Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio political scientist, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday evening. 

“That’s a very difficult barrier to overcome for a third-time loser.”

While O’Rourke has lost three different races in three consecutive election cycles, he has racked up massive, and sometimes record-breaking, campaign contributions.

In 2018, O’Rourke’s campaign for Senate raised a whopping $80.3 million, according to Federal Election Commission data. The massive sum included a record-shattering $38.1 million quarterly haul raised between July 2018 and September 2018. 

O’Rourke raised another $18.6 million during his short-lived presidential campaign, which lasted a mere seven months.

And during the 2022 gubernatorial campaign, O’Rourke set more records, pulling in more than $76 million in the year since he announced his intention to run for the seat, The Texas Tribune reported. The $27.6 million his campaign raised between February and June was the largest quarterly figure ever recorded in Texas.

(Read more at Fox News)

People can almost warm their hands to that pile of burning Democrat cash

It warms the cockles of your heart to think of the successful Democrat campaigns this money might otherwise been sent. It seems that Beto might actually be an answer to Republican prayers (in that he killed more dreams of Democrats by burning the money himself).

 

A bit of encouragement for conservatives in Joe Biden’s America


NBC poll: Blue-collar workers flocked to GOP under Trump

NBC News reports through a 21 February 2021 article that an NBC poll shows blue-collar workers of all stripes have been going to the conservative side.

The exit of Donald Trump has brought back a more normal rhythm to politics in Washington, but outside the Beltway, deeper forces are reshaping the partisan landscape.

Data from the NBC News poll shows that the composition of the two major parties is changing, and one massive shift is coming in employment: the kinds of jobs Democrats and Republicans hold. There are signs across racial and ethnic demographic groups that Republicans are becoming the party of blue-collar Americans and the change is happening quickly.

If the movement continues it could have a large impact on the future of the GOP. Consider the scale of the change overall.
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In the last decade, the percentage of blue-collar voters who call themselves Republicans has grown by 12 points. At the same time, the number in that group identifying as Democrats has declined by 8 points. Among white-collar voters, the numbers have remained stable, with Democrats seeing a tiny increase and Republicans seeing a tiny drop.

But that blue-collar shift is noteworthy because of the policy implications it could have for the two parties. Blue-collar voters tend to want different things from the government than those with white-collar jobs, on issues such as trade and even Wall Street regulation.

Some signs of what this change could mean became visible just after the election when Republican voters aligned with former President Donald Trump called for larger Covid-19 relief payments from the government. A larger cash payout is not a policy choice one would normally associate with Republicans.

In that way, the blue-collar shift for the GOP has the potential to reshape the party, especially considering how far-reaching it is even beyond the white, non-Hispanic voters who make up the overwhelming majority of Republicans.

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With those voters, the numbers mirror that large-scale shift — a 12-point gain for the GOP.

But the blue-collar bump spreads into other voter groups for Republicans, too, including groups that are often harder for the GOP to reach. Hispanic blue-collar voters have peeled off to the Republican Party in the past 10 years.

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That 13-point gain is impressive, even bigger than the growth Republicans had with blue-collar whites, and it definitely might be seen as a bright spot for the party as it tries to find a way to make inroads with the fast-growing ethnic group. For years the assumption has been that the Democrats had an inside track to winning the Hispanic vote, but maybe that’s less true than had been believed, especially among blue-collar Hispanics.

And you can even see the Republicans’ blue-collar growth among African Americans, a voter demographic that has long been deeply problematic for the GOP.

BlueCollarUp4(Read more at NBC News)

The Republicans currently in office need to know: this is a vote against the establishment Republicans

This is the coffin nail for Mitch as much as it spells the eventual demise of San Fran Nan, Chuck, AOC, and the radical rest. Just as this poll shows the exit of blue collar Whites, Hispanics, and Blacks from the Democrat camp, it also shows that these groups did not leave the Democrats to join the Democrat-light party of Mitch.

This requires a hat tip to Dan Bongino and Restricted Republic.

Every Black Life Matters and payback


Every Black Life Matters has been founded to expose the shortcomings of Black Lives Matter

With a hat-tip to Ed of Not of this World, Neil Mammen has worked with the Frederick Douglass Foundation to create Every Black Life Matters.

EBLMFrom the Every Black Lives Matter web site, we see that they support:

  • All Black life
  • Free markets to build wealth
  • Real justice for all

Payback predicted for Democrats on Election Day

OneNewsNow suggests that the current Democrat antics might well produce a pay-back response on 3 November 2020.

An Ohio-based tea party activist is predicting some serious “electoral reckoning” awaits Democratic politicians who have imposed draconian measures upon their citizenry.

Citizens in states like California, New York, Illinois and Michigan continue to suffer as their governors, mayors, and county judges persist in using COVID-19 as an excuse for lockdowns and mask mandates. In Michigan, the State Supreme Court has determined that Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) does not have the constitutional authority to continue a state of emergency related to the coronavirus.

Tom Zawistowski, president of the We the People Convention and the Ohio Citizens PAC, is convinced a day of reckoning is coming for people like Whitmer when they again face the voters.

“How do you forget when somebody destroys your family business? You’re never going to forget that; your children’s children are never going to forget that. So, there’s a day of reckoning,” he tells OneNewsNow.

According to the conservative activist, those Democratic politicians are hiding behind the fact that that they’re not up for election this November. “Do you think they’d be doing it if they were on the ballot? Absolutely not!” he emphasizes.

And Zawistowski expects there will be some reckoning for Democratic members of the House of Representatives this election.

“People need to understand what’s going to happen in places like New York State,” he offers. “Trump is going to win back like six House seats in New York State because they don’t like what Cuomo and DeBlasio have done. In Long Island, they’re doing Trump train road rallies.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Do not use this as an excuse to avoid doing your duty as a Christian

James tells us:

Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
(James 4:17 NASB)

We know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support abortion up to the moment of birth.

In the Old Testament, God forbade his people from killing their children:

You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord. (Leviticus 18:21 NASB)

Additionally, to show that the bar has not lowered for the New Testament Christian, Jesus tells us this about just causing a young one to stumble:

but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:6 NASB)

Remember these things about Biden


  1. Joe Biden touted “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in history of American politics”

Breitbart points out Biden’s boasting of having the “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in history of American politics.”

joe-biden-pod-save-americaJoe Biden said his campaign has assembled the “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics” in a podcast published Saturday — an unfortunate slip of the tongue, as the presidential election will likely see major legal battles over the legitimacy of millions of ballots cast via mass-mail voting.

Speaking to former Barack Obama staffers on Pod Save America, host Dan Pfeiffer asked Biden what his message was to people who have not yet voted.

A transcript of this exchange follows below:

DAN PFEIFFER: One final question for you, Mr. Vice President. This interview is gonna come out tomorrow, which is early vote day. And so I’m gonna ask you a two-part question, which is what I think President Obama used to call “pulling a Chuck Todd.” [Laughter] Part one: What’s your message to the folks who have not yet voted or do not yet have a plan to vote. And part two, for the 50 million Americans who’ve already voted, what can they do over the last ten days to help make sure that you’re the next President of the United States?

JOE BIDEN: Well, first of all, you know, uh, what really rankles, uh, my opponent is I say that, uh, the thing that bothers him most is he’s not a patch on Barack’s jeans. I mean, you know Barack was one hell of a president, and I tell you what, man, what an honor it was — I think you guys believe it, too — to serve with him. I mean, incredible honor. And, uh, I’m not being solicitous. I really mean that. Um, he had more integrity in his little finger than most people have in their whole body and he had a backbone like a ramrod. Has one.

But one of the things that I think is most important is those who haven’t voted yet, first of all, go to “I Will Vote dot com” to make a plan exactly how you’re gonna vote, where you’re gonna vote, when you’re gonna vote, because it can get complicated. Because the Republicans’ve [sic] doing everything they pan [sic] to make it harder for people to vote — particularly people of color to vote. So go to “I Will Vote dot com.”

Secondly, we’re in a situation where we have put together — and you’d [sic] guys, did it for our, the president Obama’s administration, before this — we have put together, I think, the most extensive and and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics. What the president is trying to do is discourage people from voting by implying their vote won’t be counted, it can’t be counted, we’re gonna challenge it, and all these things. If enough people vote, it’s gonna overwhelm the system. You see what’s happening now. You guys know it as well as I do. You see the long, long lines in early voting. You see the millions of people who have already cast a ballot.

And so, don’t be intimidated. If, in fact, you have any, any, problem, go to — and I don’t have the number, but it’s 833-DEMVOTE, the letters D-E-M-V-O-T-E. Call that number. We have over a thousand lawyers. Over a thousand of them’ll answer the phone. If you think there’s any challenge to your voting, go to 833-DEMVOTE. Dial those letters on your phone. That will get you the assistance that we have already put in place.

Thirdly, for those who’ve already voted, it’s not enough — God love you — it’s not enough that you voted. You gotta go out and get your friends. You gotta go out and get your family. You gotta go out and get people. There’s so many people like the old days when when we used to, it used to be a lot easier. There’s so many people when you’re able to knock on doors and know, Mrs. Smith didn’t have a vehicle, that you’d drive her to the poll, or you, the polls. You’d make sure that you get your friends, your family.

Because look, you know, as John Lewis said before he passed away, it’s really you have a sacred right and it’s a sacred obligation to vote. Particularly young people. You’re the ones who, if 18-24, 25 years old vote in the same percentage that the rest of the population voted in in 2016, you know what would happen? We would have had 5.2 million more people voting. You can own the election. You can own the outcome. It really, really, really, really, really matters. And make the case to your friends. Make your case to friends that they can’t complain if they don’t vote. And it’s gonna be counted. It’s going to be counted.

And because I think the American people are going to show up, Dan, in such large numbers, there’s gonna be no way to avoid the outcome. And look what he’s done from the beginning. Done everything to try to discourage you, saying he’s not sure he’ll accept the results. He’s not sure what he’ll do. I guarantee you he’ll accept the results and he’ll be out in — [chuckles] — there’s no one gonna stick with him. You know, uh, you know, he’s the only president I know that six of his generals who’ve worked directly for him have said he’s unfit to be president, commander-in-chief. So I’m not worried about any, any coup here. You know, not that he’s saying there’s gonna be a coup.

But it’s, look, think about everything that’s been said. When I said about three months ago, “I think he’s gonna, he’s gonna suggest he may not step down, he may not accept the outcome of the vote,” people said, “oh, there goes Biden.” What’d he do? Two weeks later. It’s all designed to try to keep people from voting. So those that have voted, you know how long it took you, how you did it, what you did.

Go to particularly — if you have, you know, grandparents or older folks in your neighborhood who you know. And they have a, they have an absentee ballot. Show them it matters how they fill it out. It’s complicated, some of it. They haven’t made it easier. For people. In many states. And by the way, wat’s [sic] why we challenged — it may not hold up in Pennsylvania, with [sic] the Supreme Court were to change it, but — now they’ve allowed the county, if it’s postmarked, is [sic] can be counted for all the way for next several days, which it should be.

Well, you have in Texas the governor having these drop boxes, one in a county. Some of the counties are as big as my state almost, literally. And the idea there’s one drop box? And so, we’re gonna be, we’re gonna have enough people out there policing it, watching it, making sure it [sic] — do not be intimidated. But go out and help those who you know are gonna have physically, physical difficulty getting to polling place [sic], or may need help on how to get done what they need to get done to vote. I Will Vote dot com. Will tell you exactly where you can vote, where you live, what circumstances are available to you, and vote early. Vote early.

But I, and I, by the way, I particularly at, one of the things we did — you know, you guys’ generation stepped up. One of the things you may recall that I started arguing for is the need for significantly more young poll workers. Well, thousands of you have showed up. Thousands of you showed up. Because of COVID, older people’ve, traditionally are the poll watchers and make sure everything’s squared away, they’re afraid to show up because they’re dying. Or they’re getting COVID, many of them. They’re worried about it. They’ve seen what’s happening to their friends.

And so what’s happening is, this election is a generational election. This is, this is this generation’s opportunity — not a joke — to take back our democracy. It literally, literally — my word as a Biden is at stake. Our democracy is at stake. And you know, we all, I, and I have to admit to you. You know, I always heard that. I was a history of political science major in college. I’ve been involved in public life my whole adult life. But I never really believed it — that it was really, you know, every generation has to earn it. Well, guess what. It’s in jeopardy, man. It’s in jeopardy. Do not be intimated. Do not be intimated. And whether you vote for me or against me, vote. Vote. Vote. There’s not a single thing we can’t do when the American people stand together. And that’s not hyperbole. I mean it. There’s nothing. Nothing beyond our capability.

JON LOVETT: On that note, Vice President Joe Biden, thank you so much for your time. Good luck in the last ten days, and let’s go win this thing.

BIDEN: I’m gonna give it hell. Thank you very much. And by the way, you guys have such an enormous following. Not only with my children, my grown children, but my five grandchildren who range in age from 27 to, uh, to 14. Er, no, that’s not true. Sixteen. She’d be very upset I said 14. Uh, but all kidding aside, you really, you’re really reaching out, and, uh, you touch because you talk, you know, you talk plainly to people. And it matters. That really matters. Anyway. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing you guys in person.

Biden did not correct himself after saying “voter fraud organization,” nor did the hosts attempt to correct or clarify his statement.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Considering the times that the Biden campaign issued clarifications, this would require clarification if it were not his intent

When we think of how the Biden campaign had to clarify Joe’s statement on the monolithic Black community and his statement on fossil fuels (which were both preceded by multiple statements that back the conservative notions and fears of what Joe meant in these two instances) — you think that Joe would clarify this. Still, he has not; therefore, we can only guess that he has a team assembled to commit voter fraud.

  1. Biden has fought a pandemic before. It did not go smoothly.

For all the criticisms that Biden has levelled at President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus crisis, Politico pointed out that Biden bungled the handling of a 2009 swine flu pandemic (a much deadlier strain of virus than COVID-19).

BidensBungleIt was April 2009 and the 3-month-old Obama administration was desperately grappling with the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression when homeland security adviser John Brennan arrived at the Oval Office to warn the president and Vice President Joe Biden of a new crisis: H1N1, the swine flu virus, was showing signs of rapid spread in Mexico, while cases were popping up in California and Texas.

Brennan pointed out that the Spanish flu — the deadliest pandemic in U.S. history — was an H1N1 strain. “It made their eyebrows go up,” Brennan says now, recalling Biden’s reaction in particular.

“‘Listen, we need to be aggressive early on this,’” Biden announced, according to Brennan.

The next week, Biden made good on his pledge — and set off a deluge of criticism. In an interview on NBC’s “Today,” Biden said he wouldn’t advise his family to fly on planes or ride the subway.

“I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now,” Biden said. “It’s not that it’s going to Mexico, it’s that you are in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft.”

Airlines angrily accused Biden of fearmongering. Media reports noted that Biden’s pessimism contrasted sharply with the reassurances President Barack Obama had given a day earlier, when he said there was no need to panic even as he declared a national health emergency. In a matter of hours, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Deputy Secretary of State Jack Lew were summoned to the White House and assigned to clean up the mess Biden made: “Nip it in the bud,” LaHood said, recalling their instructions.

By 4 p.m., the three officials were hosting a news conference and backing away from the vice president’s words.

The snafu was the first of many scrambles and setbacks by the Obama administration in its initial response to the swine flu. POLITICO interviewed almost two dozen people, including administration officials, members of Congress and outsiders who contended with the administration’s response, and they described a litany of sadly familiar obstacles: vaccine shortfalls, fights over funding and sometimes contradictory messaging.

“It is purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history,” Ron Klain, who was Biden’s chief of staff at the time, said of H1N1 in 2019. “It had nothing to do with us doing anything right. It just had to do with luck. If anyone thinks that this can’t happen again, they don’t have to go back to 1918, they just have to go back to 2009, 2010 and imagine a virus with a different lethality, and you can just do the math on that.”

Over the course of a year, the H1N1 flu infected 60 million Americans, but claimed only 12,469 lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Klain now says his comments, which were made at a biosecurity summit, referred solely to the administration’s difficulties in producing enough of an H1N1 vaccine to meet public demand. The Obama team, he says, quickly adapted to the situation, making choices that were starkly different from those the Trump administration would make 11 years later, such as quickly distributing emergency equipment from the federal stockpile, deferring to public health experts and having them take the lead on messaging.

Now, as Biden prepares to take on President Donald Trump in a presidential election marked by a far more lethal pandemic, Klain and other Biden intimates have seized on the idea that the former vice president is the man for this moment. Having played pivotal roles in the government’s response to H1N1 and Ebola, Biden himself has insisted he is uniquely equipped to confront the coronavirus pandemic. Obama, too, lauded Biden’s contributions.

“Joe helped me manage H1N1 and prevent the Ebola epidemic from becoming the type of pandemic we’re seeing now,” Obama said in endorsing Biden.

But an extensive review of the handling of H1N1, including the examination of public records and congressional testimony, suggests the response was not the panacea portrayed by the Biden camp and its defenders: Biden’s role, while significant, was not equivalent to leading the response. He was the administration’s main liaison to governors and Congress and succeeded in securing funding from skeptical leaders. Biden’s attempt at messaging, via the “Today” interview, proved that he, at least, took the threat of a pandemic very seriously. But by issuing warnings that others in the administration weren’t prepared to endorse, he contributed to a muddled message.

Biden declined to comment, but former officials described a White House, still in its infancy, bogged down by seismic economic challenges and struggling to keep its signature promise for a universal health care plan. With a Health and Human Services Department still bereft of more than a dozen officials — including the Cabinet secretary — the Obama team now had a fast-moving pandemic with unknown lethality bearing down on them.

After an initial run of problems — including an inability to contain the virus and slower-than-expected development of a vaccine — they say they learned quickly and generated a better response both in the later stages of H1N1 and then, five years later, in confronting the much more lethal Ebola virus.

They listened to the scientists. They got Congress on board. They put experts out in front of the public. And they righted messaging, adopting an acronym that would serve as a linchpin in averting future snafus: PTFOTV — Put Tony Fauci on TV.

A Killer of Children

H1N1 entered the U.S. population at the opposite end of the age spectrum as the novel coronavirus: The most vulnerable people were under 30, a realization that would come to worry parents across the country.

In one CDC study, children between the ages of 5 and 14 were found to be 14 times more likely to be infected than those 60 or older.

The first case emerged on April 15, when a 10-year-old in California tested positive for a virus “unknown to humans,” according to a CDC analysis. Two days later, an 8-year-old in another part of California tested positive for the same virus. The two children had no known contact.

(Read more at Politico)

Some people are touting Joe’s ability to lead us out of this pandemic

Sadly, none of the people I know who are touting Joe’s ability to lead us out of this pandemic are history majors.

  1. Joe Biden reminds us of his gun confiscation intentions on the eve of the election

As noted in a 2 November 2020 Bearing Arms article on Biden’s gun control initiative, Joe’s gun control program will take America much further to the left (almost in line with gun-control heaven, Chicago).

joe-biden-assault-weaponsJoe Biden has made it a point not to talk too much about gun control in the general election. While it was a key point in the Democratic primary, the landscape has changed significantly since then. Not only is gun control more of a progressive issue than one that’ll win over Middle America, but there’s also the fact that millions of people–including many liberals–have started buying guns. They’ve seen how much BS has been peddled about guns.

Biden has been quiet, but he hasn’t quite tried to memory hole his anti-gun credentials.

Over the weekend, the former vice president opened up on Twitter about his anti-gun agenda.

Of course, so-called assault weapons represent a fraction of the total number of crimes carried out with firearms. While they are often used in high-profile shootings, they don’t even account for even half of those firearms used in mass shootings. When broken down by the numbers, just 25 percent of mass shootings are carried out by people with semi-automatic rifles–and that includes semi-autos that aren’t actually “assault weapons”–while 45 percent use semi-auto handguns.

So, even if Biden could make assault weapons disappear completely from the country, it wouldn’t make mass shootings go away. It wouldn’t make any crime go away, really, since the lion’s share of gun-related crimes involve handguns.

Now, let’s talk “high-capacity magazines.”

First, there are tens of thousands of these magazines floating around in the United States right now. Biden’s plan would require people to register each of their magazines as an NFA item. That’s a $200 tax stamp for each magazine (and, of course, your “assault rifle. Let’s not forget that). The problem? Magazines aren’t serialized. There’s absolutely no way to determine whose magazine is whose, which magazines are registered and which aren’t, and so on. At least in past eras, they had enough sense to simply grandfather in past magazines and trust attrition to deal with the older ones, but not Biden.

Honestly, that proposal sounds like something that will play well with people who don’t know anything but isn’t remotely feasible. In other words, it’s a campaign promise that Biden simply can’t deliver.

As for universal background checks, talk about an idea that sounds great on paper but is unworkable.

Oh, sure, a number of states have done them to some degree, but there are serious problems with some of these laws. For one, it makes things virtually impossible for something like giving a gun as a gift or passing it down to a family member. In some states, the statutes are so strict that even loaning a firearm to someone requires a background check.

In fact, one university had to shut down the armory they kept for students to store personal firearms because the way the state’s universal background check law was written, each handing over of the gun constituted a transfer.

And Biden wants to pass this kind of thing nationally?

Nevermind that the vast majority of criminals use firearms obtained through illegal means. Most come from the black market. Still others are purchased through straw buyers. While a handful of criminals may get them from law-abiding citizens selling their personal firearms directly to someone else, they represent a tiny fraction of the total guns in criminal hands.

Just how is a universal background check going to stop that, anyway. Straw buyers are still a thing, after all. They’re illegal, but the average guy selling a gun isn’t going to recognize that.

Yet even if it did stop all of those gun sales from happening, it wouldn’t make a lick of difference. Black market guns would still be a thing and that’s all the criminals would need.

Then again, Biden calls these “common-sense reforms” like that term actually means something. The phrase is usually thrown around by people who think these things make perfect sense because to them, it does.

(Read more at Bearing Arms)

Consider the wisdom of Ted Cruz

Also, as you think about Joe Biden’s gun control ideas, consider what this tweet from Senator Ted Cruz reveals:

Kim Ogg claims her latest victim


A 41-year veteran of the Houston Police Department is murdered by a illegal alien released by Kim Ogg

Fox News reports that an “alleged” cop-killing illegal alien has “allegedly” been charged with murder.

ElmerManzano-MartinezAn undocumented immigrant accused of killing a Houston police officer and wounding another Tuesday was charged, and could face the death penalty, prosecutors said.

Elmer Manzano, 51, faces capital murder and attempted capital murder charges in the death of Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston and the shooting of officer Courtney Waller, respectively.

They were shot during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex, according to court documents obtained by Fox News. Manzano also is charged with aggravated assault.

Preston was a 41-year veteran of the police force. Waller has been with the department for three years.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg filed a request for a court hearing to ask that that Manzano be denied bail. The filing also noted that there is strong evidence he will “probably be punished by the death penalty,” Ogg’s office told Fox News.

The officers were responding to an apartment complex in southwest Houston after Manzano’s estranged wife said she was moving out and wanted to get some things from inside. They spoke with the woman and her 14-year-old son in a parking lot for about an hour before the boy unlocked the apartment door and alerted officers that his father had a gun.

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Sgt. Harold Preston

Manzano is accused of opening fire and hitting Preston, Waller and his son. Preston was shot multiple times. Waller and the boy are expected to recover. Manzano surrendered to authorities after barricading himself inside the apartment.

Officers went to the residence twice last weekend for domestic issues, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday. After the shooting, critics said Manzano should have been charged after the earlier responses.

In a statement, Ogg’s office said any attempt to blame prosecutors for Tuesday’s shooting is “sadly political and not factual.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Go to police blotter reports to find the fumbling of Manzano’s case by Kim Ogg prior to the murder

According to a 20 October 2020 article in the Montgomery County Police Reporter, Kim Ogg released Mr. Manzano after returning the gun and bullets with which Mr. Manzano had threatened his ex-wife and children.

The suspect, Elmer Manzano, a convicted felon with multiple prior assaults on his record was in custody, detailed just a day before this tragedy occurred. On October 18, HPD Officers responded to a call from Mrs. Santos, stated that her ex-husband, Elmer Manzano, was at the location brandishing a gun threatening Mrs. Santos and her children. HPD Officers took Elmer Manzano into custody that day but Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg declined to take charges, instructing Officers to release him, and return the six bullets he had in his pocket, he was also allowed to keep his gun which he claimed was locked in his safe. Had charges been accepted, Mr. Manzano might be back on the street, but his gun and ammunition would have been seized and held as evidence. No gun would have meant no dead officer and injured officer.

Today, responding to another call from Mrs. Santos, Officers responded. Mr. Manzano answered the door with gunshots at point-blank range. The two officers and Manzano’s 14-year-old son were hit. 100% preventable. The actions of Harris County DA Kim Ogg are inexcusable. While Mr. Manzano pulled the trigger, Kim Ogg put the gun in his hands. Her actions are directly responsible for the death of HPD Sergeant Harold Preston.

(Read the full article at the Montgomery County Police Reporter)

So again, Kim Ogg lets a wife-beater go again

OggAtLectern.jpgThis time, it seems that District Attorney Kim Ogg let Manzano go due to his illegal alien status (after all, Mayor Turner has proclaimed Houston to be a “welcoming city“).

As recently as the end of August, Ogg abandoned abandoned women to abuse so that their attackers would not get COVID-19 in jail.

Andy Kahan, Victim Advocate at Crime Stoppers brings out more facts about the murder of police by illegal aliens

In a 21 October 2020 Facebook post, Andy Kahan brought out these points:

To my knowledge and recent memory this is the second time an HPD Officer was murdered by a convicted felon who was deported but returned to the United States.

  • Some of you might recall the murder of HPD Officer Rodney Johnson by a sex offender who was deported and illegally returned to the United States in 2006.
  • Juan Quintero was taken off the Sex Offender Database when he was deported by policy of the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • After I contacted TDPS and requested their policy of removing deported sex offenders from the public database be changed they agreed to revise their policy and include deported sex offenders.
  • Juan Quintero was inexplicably sentenced to Life in prison by a jury for the murder of HPD Officer Rodney Johnson.

If Facebook has not blocked Andy’s post (since this does disadvantage a Soros-backed Democrat), you can see the original at:

Kim Ogg’s death count now stands at 64

On the morning of 21 October 2020, Andy Kahan updated the number of people killed by people killed by felons released by the Harris County District Attorney and her band of social justice judges.

The AMKK Crime News Network will be adding the names of two more defendants charged with Capital Murder while out on MULTIPLE FELONY BONDS or a PR BOND. 64 people have been killed by defendants released on the above in Harris County since 2018-No public outrage!

Waiting patiently for elected and public officials to address the BOND PANDEMIC striking down citizens of Harris County

Stay tuned for more updates from the AMKK Crime News Network once again leading the way in reporting information directly affecting public safety.

Again, assuming that Facebook has not blocked Andy’s post (since this does disadvantage a Soros-backed Democrat), you can see the original at:

The Biden effect: murder of Trump supporter, Wisconsin continues protesting, Blexit happens. Press ignores it all


Haven’t heard about the shooting of the Trump supporter by potentially an Antifa supporter in Denver? It seems the press has been hyperventilating over how President Trump risked the lives of the secret service agents (who accompanied him to the hospital and who wore personal protective equipment on the ride from the hospital), but cannot cover the second shooting by Antifa.

A second Antifa shooter kills a Trump supporter

Townhall reports on the Antifa shooting of a Trump supporter in Denver.

Denver Police have called into question the accuracy of a Denver Post journalist that linked the shooting of a Trump supporter on Saturday to an attendee of the BLM-Antifa riot. Denver Police say the two men currently in custody include a reporter from 9News and a private security guard contracted by the news station. The story has been updated with the latest information.

Antifa and BLM thugs showed up to a “Patriot Rally” in Denver to counter-protest the “fascists” and a Trump supporter is now dead, The Denver Post is reporting.

DenverTrumpRallyThe Post reports that leftwing agitators showed up to a “Patriot Rally,” billed as a gathering of Trump supporters, being held near Denver’s Civic Center on Saturday. Police fired pepper balls at BLM-Antifa thugs after rioters attacked a barrier heading into the amphitheater.

Police are calling into question the account of a staff member for The Denver Post who reported seeing a man from the Patriot Rally spraying mace at a man from the BLM-Antifa riot. The reporter said the BLM-Antifa man then pulled out a gun and shot the rallygoer.

The victim is dead and two suspects are now in custody. Police say one suspect is a private security guard accompanying a 9News reporter.

Video captured the moment gunfire erupted and police responded to the shooting.

(Read more at Townhall)

Whether it was an Antifa member or two associates of “the press” — all are friends to Biden

Considering that the press has only asked Biden to disavow Antifa once (despite his starting his campaign by praising Antifa), can we expect the press to:

  • Expose one of their own members of the press while also potentially showing the favoritism held between the press and the Biden campaign? (A supporter of President Trump was the only victim of this event; therefore, nobody but Biden and Antifa come out on the winning side, so far. Observing that most members of the press are liberals, we can still assume either this member of the press or the Antifa person this reporter accuses probably supports Biden.)
  • Possibly expose another instance of Antifa-on-conservative violence that has only occasionally let up since President Trump has been elected?
  • Risk bringing more attention on Biden’s once-only, softball denunciation of Antifa?

Police warn of escalation of force as Wisconsin protests continue

Breitbart conveys the warning from the police as protests continue in Wisconsin.

Protests continue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, leading to multiple arrests. The police department warns they are seeing the force escalate.

BLM-mobs-smash-windows-in-residential-homes-during-Wisconsin-protestsThis is the fourth night of protests after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm declined to pursue charges against the police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Alvin Cole.

Wauwatosa police said they had been monitoring a group of demonstrators but at about 7 p.m., protestors used vehicles to block all the lanes of W. North Avenue at Wauwatosa Avenue. Law enforcement closed the streets and redirected traffic.

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The Wauwatosa Police Department tweeted on Saturday afternoon, “Over the past three nights, we have seen an escalation in force by the protesters.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

It seems like the press is tripping over itself to prove there is no leftist violence

When Whitmer almost finds herself kidnapped, she accuses President Trump of inciting violence against her and the press dutifully repeats her words. Never mind that the kidnappers recorded statements on FaceBook that included views of Antifa flags on their walls. Never mind that they proclaimed “Trump is not your friend, dude” and “Trump is a tyrant.”

So, here again, violence in a liberal bastion continues to happen and the press continues to ignore the painfully obvious.

Blexit event attendee: Illegal immigration hurts Black community

Breitbart reports on the comments of a “Black/Latino Exit from Democrats” (Blexit) attendee.

Illegal immigration harms black Americans by consuming resources for public education and driving up housing costs, explained Marcus, an attendee of a demonstration on Saturday outside the White House arranged by Candace Owens’s Blexit organization.

Breitbart News asked Marcus, one of hundreds of demonstrators, what he would tell President Donald Trump if given the chance.

Marcus replied:

I would tell [Trump] to work on the immigration situation. When it comes to black folks and immigration, it really hurts the black community when illegals come into the community. They go straight to the black neighborhoods. They don’t go into Georgetown, Beverly Hills, or places like that. We have to fight for those resources, so I think if we can really get a handle on illegal immigration, it would really help out the black community.

Marcus highlighted public education and the cost of housing as two areas negatively impacted by illegal immigration:

When you go into some of these schools in the inner cities, they’re always maxed out, because you have a lot of illegals coming to these schools and it’s taking up a lot of resources. So when you have a school classroom size that might have been meant for say, 12 or 13 kids who live in the neighborhood, now you bring illegals in, it pumps it up to 20, 25, and it’s hard for the teacher to teach that many kids.

“When it comes to resources [such as] welfare programs and things of that nature, it makes it kind of difficult for black folks,” concluded Marcus.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Like the toddler who thinks their parents disappear when they close their eyes, the press closes its eyes to Blacks departing the Democrats

The problem with the tactic of the police is that, even with decades of the education system being in an abysmal state — many Americans (including more minorities than the press wants to acknowledge) have figured out that the Democrats are not their friends.

Jack Brewer speaks to issues concerning President Trump, former Senator Biden, and former prosecutor Harris (full text)


Jack Brewer, a former Vikings superstar and a current minister to inner-city youth and prisoners, had these things to say about President Donald Trump, former Senator Joe Biden, and former prosecutor Kamala Harris at the Republican National Convention on 26 August 2020.

I’m Jack Brewer, a former three-time NFL team captain, college professor, coach, husband, son, and father. I’m also a lifelong Democrat, but I support Donald Trump.

Let me be clear. I didn’t come here for the popularity or the praise, the likes or the retweets. I’m here as a servant to God, a servant to the people of our nation, and a servant to our President.

I grew up in Grapevine, Texas. A town that my great-grandfather was the first black man to settle as the sharecropper in 1896. My early high school experience included fighting with skinheads and being in witness in an attempted murder trial after my friend shot a skinhead in self-defense. I remember my dad’s bravery when he personally stood up against a KKK rally in my town. In my house, my father taught me to back down from no one.

I know what racism looks like. I’ve seen it firsthand in America. It has no resemblance to President Trump and I’m fed up with the way he’s portrayed in the media who refuse to acknowledge what he’s actually done for the Black community. It’s confusing the minds of our innocent children.

Before I left to come deliver this message, my energetic eight-year-old son, Jackson, stopped me and said, “Dad. Can you please just tell everyone that all lives need to matter and that God loves everyone.”

In that moment, I realized that my eight-year-old had figured out with so many adults have seemed to forget: We are not as divided as our politics suggest.

At some point for the sake of our children, the policies must take priority over the personalities.

So because you have an issue with President Trump’s tone, you’re going to allow Biden and Harris to deny our underserved Black and Brown children school choice?

Are we so offended by the President’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” that we’re going to ignore that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have collectively been responsible for locking up countless Black men for nonviolent crimes?

Are you going to allow the media to lie to you by falsely claiming that he said, “There are very fine white supremacist in Charlottesville?” He didn’t say that. It’s a lie. And ignore the so called Black Lives Matter organization that openly — on their website — called for the destruction of the nuclear family?

My fellow Americans, our families need each other. We need Black fathers in the homes with their wives and children. The future of our communities depend on it. I’m blessed to be able to run inner-city youth programs and to also teach and prisons across America. The inmates in my federal prison program literally receive days off their sentence just for attending my class. That’s thanks to President Donald Trump in his First Step Act.

President Trump cared about these Americans and their families, even when so many others have left them behind and have written them off. I’m forever grateful for President Trump for that. He endures relentless attacks and so do many of us, like myself, who support him.

But my mama always told me, “When the Lord starts blessing, the Devil starts messing.”

This convention marks a time to celebrate our history.

Republicans are the party that freed the slaves and the party that put the first Black men and women in Congress

It’s the party of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, and now, of Tim Scott and Donald Trump.

Our president has made incredible strides to end mass incarceration and give unprecedented opportunities for Black in America to rise.

America, let this election be a call for all God’s people who are called by His name to humble ourselves and pray together and to seek his face and to turn from our wicked ways. Then He will hear us from heaven and He will forgive our sins and He will heal our land. Amen and God bless America.

Signs that the Socialists in Black Lives Matter went too far


They lost their core support in the Congress

House Black Caucus chair breaks with Black Lives Matter

Lifezette comments on how the House Black Caucus Chair broke with Black Lives Matter.

In an interesting sign of the growing distance between the black radical racists of Black Lives Matter/the “defund the police” movement, and the Democrat black political establishment in DC, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) earlier this week expressed her distaste for the term “defund the police.” “I told some friends that’s probably one of the worst slogans ever,” said Bass in a Washington Post live broadcast.

Bass is also savvy enough to understand that the slogan and its message is political suicide not just with swing voters but with black urban voters who would suffer the most if police departments would lose funding to such a degree they could not fulfill their public safety functions in those sometimes crime-ridden areas.

“Police officers are the first ones to say they are law-enforcement officers, they’re not social workers,” said the Los Angeles member of Congress. “What we have done in our country is, we have not invested in health, social and economic problems in communities. We leave the police to pick up the pieces. In my city, for example, on any given night, we have over 40,000 people who are homeless. Why should the police be involved with that?”

Her words are a very tactically clever pivot from what she comprehends is a losing message. “If you’re talking about a substance-abuse issue, talking about intellectual challenges, why should police officers have to clean up society’s problems?” Bass further commented. She also said that one of the main points of the “defund” movement was that cities and states had “lopsided” priorities. “Why doesn’t a city deal with its social problems so not so much money would have to go to law enforcement?”

She mentioned that communities “do need police,” but divesting from the social safety net would leave law enforcement “in a very unfair position.” Bass noted that one of the main reasons law enforcement gets in “physical conflicts that have terrible results” is that they’re encountering people with mental illnesses they’re unequipped to handle.” That is a very good point.

Bass repeatedly has sought to differentiate between defunding police and reducing police budgets: “It was said that the mayor of Los Angeles defunded the police department. I just want to make a note that he absolutely did not defund the police department. He did reduce the budget and he shifted the funds to deal with some of the real issues that police officers always complain about.”

(Read more at Lifezette)

Hopefully, this will be the end of Black Lives Matter

The problem with this is that there is too much support from the socialist side of our nation.

However, if the Congressional Black Caucus decides to cut off the Black spigot to the Democrat voting machine, then Democrats may be in trouble for an election or so. If the Congressional Black Caucus did flex its muscles and show the Democrat party where the real votes were, they might start getting some bang for their buck (rather than the pie-in-the-sky, empty promises that they get now).

Maybe if they start effectively dealing, the Black community might get answers that help the common man (like school choice — something supported by a number of Black households). With this, Black individuals might be able to get out of war zones like Chicago (where, during the weekend ending on 21 June, there were 104 shot and 14 killed).

They have all shown themselves to be hypocrites

Like CHAZ / CHOP – CNN builds a wall

Townhall comments on how CNN built a wall to protect itself from peaceful protests.

CNN-WallTownhall’s Julio Rosas has been covering the leftwing chaos plaguing our cities. He’s currently in Atlanta, where he discovered the hypocrites at CNN have built a wall to protect their headquarters. Of course, CNN’s wall sucks compared to what we want down on the border. But we should never hear that “walls don’t work” or that “we need drones, sensors and AI instead.” When push comes to shove, CNN doesn’t even believe the garbage they air.

On May 29, one of those so-called “peaceful” protests sprang up outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters. The rioters smashed windows, threw smoke grenades, destroyed the interior and shot bb pellets at journalists inside the building.

And CNN should stop promoting the “defund the police” movement on its network since the news outlet relied on the Atlanta Police Department to save its headquarters.

(Read more at Townhall)

If we could only break down the wall in their heads, then we could get somewhere

However, the forces at CNN have barricaded themselves against logic. Therefore, unless we can stoop to abandoning 3/4 of Aristotle’s formula for the delivery of messages (where we would keep only the emotional appeals and abandon the logic, ethics, and timing), I don’t think that we Conservatives can go there.

They lost sight of the fact that all BLM has is optics

They crushed the optics of the Aunt Jemima brand on a false narrative

Townhall quotes the grandson of Aunt Jemima regarding the decision of Quaker Oats decision to capitulate to cancel culture.

Earlier this week Quaker Oats, the parent company of Aunt Jemima, the iconic pancake brand, announced their intentions to rebrand. According to the company, “the brand has not progressed enough” to reflect their corporate values.

“As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations,”  Kristin Kroepfl, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Foods North America, said in a statement. “We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype. While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a manner intended to be appropriate and respectful, we realize those changes are not enough.”

But what most people don’t know is that “Aunt Jemima” is based on a real woman. Nancy Green was hired in 1893 to service pancakes at Chicago’s World’s Fair. Green wore an apron and headscarf while serving pancakes, which she did until her death in 1923.

Anna Short Harrington eventually replaced Green. And it was Harrington who Quaker Oats discovered as the iconic “Aunt Jemima” character. In fact, the company used her likeness on their products and even sent her around the country to make flapjacks for people, which launched her to stardom.

Larnell Evans Sr., Harrington’s great-grandson, told Patch about his family’s history:

Harrington was born on a South Carolina plantation where her family worked as sharecroppers. In 1927, a white family from New York “bought” Harrington to be their maid. She made a living as cook at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house in Syracuse and worked for wealthy white people, including Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. She was discovered by a Quaker Oats representative while serving up her pancakes, a favorite of local frat boys, at the New York State Fair in 1935.

And it’s because of this history that Harrington’s great-grandson takes issue with Quaker Oats doing away with the Aunt Jemima brand.

“This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” Evans explained. “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female. … It hurts.”

(Read more at Townhall)

It seems that Black Lives Matter is only about erasing

Remember that it was Black Lives Matter that defaced or destroyed monuments for:

Honoree Name & Link to BLM destruction Information about the Honoree
Junipero Serra
Founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California.
Francis Scott Key
Wrote the poem that became the words for our national anthem.
Theodore Roosevelt
Never owned a slave. Was the 26th President of the U.S.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Never owned a slave. Was a Grammy-winning blues guitarist.
William Jackson Palmer
Never owned a slave. Although a Quaker (who normally claim conscientious-objector status), he fought for the Union because he hated slavery so much. After the war, contributed hundreds of thousands to Black colleges.
Shaw Memorial
This was a memorial to a regiment of Black soldiers.
Revolutionary War Unknown Soldier
This was a memorial to the unknown soldier.
Ulysses S. Grant
Inherited one slave who was freed upon his death. Served in the army that defeated the South and delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Served as the 18th President of the U.S.

Even their allies realize tanking the economy will not win hearts

Maher: Millennials Risked Going Out for Protests, They Need to Do So for the Economy as Well

Breitbart quotes HBO host Bill Maher as he suggests that millennials get out for the economy.

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that recent protests have shown “young people will risk going out for an important cause” and that they should do so for the cause of preventing an economic depression.

Maher congratulated the millennials who have volunteered for trials to help speed up a vaccine and said, “What a great way to fight that generation’s reputation for being safety-obsessed scaredy-cats. Same with the recent street protests, proving young people will risk going out for an important cause. And here’s another: stopping us from falling into a depression. You know, restaurants are open again, but too many are still afraid to go. We need someone to lead us back to a life not dominated by fear, and millennials, you have just the immune systems to do it. You know, the Greatest Generation wasn’t great before World War II. The war made them great. Because they rose to the challenge. This is your challenge. And I’m not asking you to storm the beaches of Normandy. Just storm the beaches, and the stores. … Be a hero just by living your best pre-corona life because you are the least likely to die from it. Can it get you? Of course, as so many other things that are still very unlikely can as well, I’m looking at you, texting while driving. So, wear the masks, do the precautions, but live.”

He further stated that young people who have health problems or spend a lot of time around the elderly shouldn’t go out.

Breitbart

A lot of us older Americans were the ones who developed Facetime apps

A lot of us (and even older guys) were the ones who created the initial programs for online communication; therefore, many of us are very comfortable with distance communication with our kid or kids.

So, millennials will need to do what their parents and grandparents did: go out in pairs and make a life. Go to work. Do something to make a difference and get paid accordingly. And save a lot and spend only enough to keep your own world going.

And know that God loves you and wants your love.

Open Letter To The Black Community – Part 1


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From the desk of Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Dear Fellow Americans (of African descent):

I write to you with great concern for the future of our country and the black community. Like most Americans, I too am angry over the killing of George Floyd. His death was a monstrous act, and former police officer Derek Chauvin deserves to have the full weight of the law brought against him. If the video we witnessed is accurate, Mr. Chauvin must be imprisoned for a long time.

However, my sadness reaches well beyond this single tragedy. The riots, looting and violence which have occurred in cities across the country will not reform, heal, unify or improve the lives and safety of black Americans. In fact, these actions are radically regressive and self-destructive.

Black businesses are burned down, the owners are assaulted and essential grocery stores and pharmacies are destroyed. Cops and innocent bystanders are victimized and killed. The irony is that the victims are primarily those for whom the rioters claim to be seeking justice. History teaches us that communities wracked by riots and looting do not recover easily, if at all. They tend to become more impoverished and dangerous than they were before the upheaval.

The Proverb says, “where there is no vision, the people perish.” The last time curfews were necessary to quell violence across the country was fifty-two years ago in 1968. A half a century later, we face the same destructive reaction to racial grievance. It will not lead to one black child getting a better education. Not one black worker will get a better job, and not one inner city family will live in a safer community. If police departments are defunded, as Black Lives Matter is demanding, look for an outbreak of crime and violence in the inner city like nothing we have ever witnessed before.

The purpose of peaceful protests should be to secure a better life for those trapped by inner-city violence, drugs, gangs, and lack of educational and economic opportunity. If we are having the same violent protests over the same issues with the same negative consequences as 50 years ago, something is wrong with our approach.

There is a way out of this vicious cycle, but it is hard medicine. Black citizens must stop voting for a political party that espouses nothing more than racial demagoguery. Al Sharpton, a proven charlatan with zero credibility, is trotted out to speak for the victims. No solutions are offered and no long term progress is ever made. Social and racial justice are popular slogans, but they are not a strategy for improving the lives of people.

Education has been used to uplift every demographic group that has come to America. However, inner city children whose ancestors are among the earliest to arrive on this continent, are trapped in failing schools. Educational choice offers a real solution, but black Democratic politicians block it at every turn. They send their children to the finest schools available while leaving the children of their constituents trapped in dead-end institutions.

Their betrayal doesn’t end with education. These black politicians go to church every Sunday, and some of them are pastors. Yet they disregard the sin of abortion and its impact on the black community. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist who admired Adolph Hitler and consorted with the Ku Klux Klan. She would have liked to exterminate black people, but satisfied herself with suppressing the growth of the black population through abortion. When eugenics proved unmarketable, she changed her brand to “planned parenthood” which sounds benign unless you know the truth. With the full cooperation of many black leaders, Sanger’s genocide against the black community continues to this day.

Finally, the single greatest social problem facing the black community is the destruction of the nuclear family. The out-of-wedlock birth rate has exploded to 72%. In some cities such as Richmond, Virginia it is 80%. The young men, born to single mothers, unwanted by their fathers, grow up with anger and abandonment issues. Desperately wanting to be wanted, they are easy recruits into a brotherhood of gangs, crime and violence. The streets are an outlet for their anger.

Leftists complain that the criminal justice system tracks young black men from the school house to the jail house. But the “progressive” welfare policies of the Democrat Party put them on that track. Instead of encouraging stable, two-parent families, they incentivize single, female-headed households. They’ve been doing this since the 1960s, with horrific results.

Where is the plan for reversing the crisis of these communities? Where is the vision for a better future? Democratic leaders have led the black community to the brink of destruction with no hope for a better life. The black Democrat elites on the other hand experience the best America has to offer while leaving their fellow black citizens utterly hopeless.

Living posh lives, these so called black leaders and their white leftist counterparts tell black voters to hate and fear Donald Trump because he is their problem. He is the enemy. His rhetoric does at times make it easy for them to mischaracterize him. Nevertheless, Donald Trump has accomplished some remarkable things to benefit the black community. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) have faced financial hardship for decades, and he is the first president to provide a permanent funding solution.

He established Opportunity Zones for the inner cities to help spur economic development. He presided over an economy that saw the lowest unemployment rates ever for black and Hispanic Americans. He shepherded the Criminal Justice Reform Bill through Congress, correcting the legacy of the Clinton era overreaction to the crack cocaine epidemic.

President Trump is actually doing something about the problems the black community faces while Democrats do nothing.

Democrats hope that if they can keep black voters fixated on hating Donald Trump and the boogey man of racism, they won’t notice that the leaders they elected and the party they support are doing nothing. The voters won’t notice that over 7000 young black people die in inner city violence every year. They won’t notice the failing schools or the dropout rates. They won’t notice the the continuing decimation of the nuclear family, once the bedrock of the black community. The black Democrat politicians do not want black voters to notice that they are enriching themselves with blood money from Planned Parenthood. That organization kills around 400,000 black babies every year. The black population would be double what it is today were it not for the abortion industry and the Democrats they pay to keep quiet about the genocide.

It is time for black citizens to turn away from such corrupt leaders. It is time to denounce the rioting, violence and the anti-Christian philosophy of the Democratic Party which is only destroying black people.

We must come together with other citizens around a vision for the future of our community and our country that is rooted and grounded in faith. We’ve come this far by faith, but Democrats would have us burn the bridge that brought us over. That is suicide.

As America goes, so goes the black community. Black veterans fought under the same American Flag and took the same oath to the Constitution. While they did not always receive the respect and gratitude they were due, it is nonetheless true that no people of African heritage anywhere on earth are more free or better off than we who are blessed to be Americans. America is still the last best hope for all of us, regardless of race.

We cannot change the past. However, we can change the future. It is time to come together across all racial and cultural lines to renew the American vision of “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” It is within our grasp if we do not allow the radical elements among us to destroy it forever. We are at the precipice. There are those who would like to push us over the cliff into chaos. They think they will be there to pick up the pieces and create a socialist utopia, but history proves it will be a totalitarian nightmare.

Let us, as free black Americans, pull back from the precipice, push back against the anarchists and embrace the legacy of freedom, justice and hope for ourselves and the generations to follow.

Restoring America’s Vision,
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Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Bishop E.W. Jackson is the President and Founder of STAND – Staying True to America’s National Destiny; Presiding Bishop of The Called Church and host of The Awakening on American Family Radio.

For the original of this letter, go to https://www.standamerica.us/.

Nine stories on the gun grab in Virginia


  1. A great round-up of the events by Sfcmac

Please go to Sfcmac, The Foxhole to see a great summary of this situation.

  1. Virginia House advances gun control measures

Fox Business reported in a 28 January 2020 article on the new gun control measures in Virginia.

gunprotest_NorthamDemocrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol.

But the advancing bills don’t yet include a proposed assault weapon ban, a top priority for Gov. Ralph Northam and one that’s drawn fierce resistance from gun-rights advocates.

A Democratic-led House committee voted Friday for several pieces of gun legislation that a Republican majority has blocked for years. Those bills include limiting handgun purchases to once a month; universal background checks on gun purchases; allowing localities to ban guns in public buildings, parks and other areas; and a red flag bill that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from anyone deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others.

“Our action today is for the families who have lost loved ones as a result of gun violence,” House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn said.

The measures will go to the full House for a vote, likely next week, before going to the Senate, which has already passed some gun-control bills of its own.

The House committee passed seven out of eight gun bills that Northam has said were his priority. But it did not take up an assault weapon ban, which some Democrats said they don’t think can pass this year. The Senate has already killed off its version of the bill and some moderate Democratic senators said they won’t support the legislation, which would outlaw the popular AR-15-style rifles.

(Read more at Fox Business)

In other news, the main stream media would rather present stories on Ellen’s hangnail

Rather than faithfully and evenhandedly addressing the subjects of violence and self-protection in our society, the main stream media outlets seem to go instinctively to the anti-gun position. Even when a woman defends herself from rape or murder, questions are often raised that seem to vilify the person who protected themselves.

This seems odd, since the press also seems uniformly to support the Democrat line on abortion up to and just beyond birth.

So, if these reporters can so vociferously support the right of life for felons and criminals (at the seeming cost of law-abiding citizens), why can’t they open a full debate on the subject?

  1. President Trump: Virginia Proves Again Democrats ‘Will Take Your Guns’

Breitbart reports in a 17 January 2020 article how President Trump reiterated his previous warning that Democrats would be coming after our guns.

On January 17, 2020, President Donald Trump pointed to the gun control situation in Virginia, noting that it proves once more the Democrats “will take your guns” if voted into office.

He made this point amid the all-out war on guns by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and the newly elected Democrat majority in the state legislature.

Virginia Democrats started this week intent on passing legislation allowing a total ban on the ownership of AR-15s and similar guns, but they dropped the confiscatory bill after thousands of NRA members flooded the hallways outside state Senate offices.

Yet the Democrats are still pushing an “assault weapons” ban that would only allow AR-15 owners to keep their rifles if they agree to obtain a license from the state police. Democrats are being open about their intention to use the licensing process to form a database listing information of AR-15 owners.

They are also pursuing a ban on “high-capacity” magazines, a ban on suppressors and certain aftermarket triggers, and other gun controls.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why should we doubt warnings about Democrats?

There is obviously no reason to doubt any warning about Democrats. From the warning that they will damage our multiple rights in court (from the lawyer-client confidentiality relationship to our right to a swift trial to our right to face our accuser and many other rights), we have had our rights damaged by socialist Democrats.

Amid all of this over-reaching, they want to protect us from guns. Never mind that “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”

  1. Our Constitution under attack by unaccountable “journalists”

Reuters tries to paint those interested in keeping their self-defense rights as “white supremacists” in an 18 January 2020 article.

Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands.

The House Republican leader’s statement came a day after the state’s top court upheld a ban by the governor on weapons in the area around the Capitol in Richmond where the rally is set to take place by demonstrators protesting against Democrats’ push to stiffen the state’s gun laws.

“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” House Republican leader Todd Gilbert said in a statement. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”

Militias, neo-Nazis and other groups have vowed to attend the rally. Authorities say they are expecting several thousand people and are trying to keep the event from becoming violent.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday temporarily banned all weapons from the area around the Capitol ahead of the demonstration to avoid a repeat of violence that erupted at a 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a march by white nationalists led to the death of a counter-protester.

In a statement late Friday, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun rights group organizing the rally, urged 10,000 people to go to the Capitol grounds unarmed on Monday in accordance with the governor’s ban.

The emailed statement also called on tens of thousands more to stand with their weapons immediately outside the designated rally grounds to show support for Americans’ right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution.

“For every one gun owner on the Capitol grounds, we need another two to five people outside,” the organizers wrote. “Those doing so can be legally armed.”

(Read more at Reuters)

Rather than limiting guns, we need to each renew our commitment to reporting our own views

We need to become our own First Amendment protection to the Second Amendment. We need to step around CNN, the New York Times, and other suspect outlets (both left and right).

Of course, that does not mean that we cannot use the New York Times or Alex Jones as a source — but, when we do it, it must be to prove a point. We may cite Alex Jones to prove that this loony site can actually make a cogent argument occasionally. Or we may cite the New York Times to prove that they often prove the arguments of the right while making arguments for the left.

  1. Watch – 2A Activist: Media Smearing Virginia Protesters as ‘Nothing but White Rednecks’

Breitbart reports in a 20 January 2020 article on the words of Black Americans who support their own rights of self defense.

A black Second Amendment supporter at the January 20, 2020, rally pulled back the covers on the establishment media’s attempts to paint pro-gun Virginians as “nothing but white rednecks.”

Listen as the pro-Second Amendment American says, “I do not in any way, shape, or form support Governor Northam’s and the Democrat’s gun control.”

“What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this, this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second  Amendment,” he continued. “When Actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general, care about the Second Amendment.”

Prior to Monday’s rally, Breitbart News reported that NBC News reporter Ben Collins previewed Virginia’s Second Amendment event by calling it a “white nationalist rally.” Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action and the Washington Post took similar approaches, linking support for the event and/or Second Amendment Sanctuaries to extremism.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) launched a war on guns just days after the Democrats won control of the Virginia legislature. He and Democrat lawmakers are now pushing licensing requirements for AR-15 owners, a gun registry for those owners, criminizalation of private gun sales via universal background checks, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a ban on suppressors and certain aftermarket triggers, among other controls.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This proves the need to turn off CNN, MSNBC, and other liberal venues

Remember Nancy Reagan’s program of “Just Say No” on drugs? Apply it to the drug of the mind called liberal tv.

  1. Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security (when they only need “Gun Free Zone” signs)

Urban Milwaukee reported in a 16 January 2020 article that the Milwaukee city council has sought $50 million to pay for security for the DNC convention.

The boundaries of the security perimeter are still a secret, but it’s now public how much the city will seek to cover the cost of police and fire personnel securing the Democratic National Convention.

MilwaukeeThe City of Milwaukee will apply today for a $50 million federal grant to reimburse security costs related to the convention. A total of 4,000 officers will work 12-hour shifts to secure the estimated 50,000 event attendees.

“I feel that it is important to share this info with the public to be as transparent as possible,” said Mayor Tom Barrett at a Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing the grant submission.

The bulk of those funds will go to cover the cost of hiring thousands of out-of-town officers to secure the convention. The city is expected to allocate 1,200 officers to downtown Milwaukee during the July convention, with an additional 2,800 officers coming from 147 agencies, according to a Milwaukee Police Department report. In addition to the Milwaukee Fire Department, 12 fire departments will also provide staffing for the convention.

“Yesterday was a good snippet of what will happen this summer,” said Police Chief Alfonso Morales of President Donald Trump‘s rally in downtown Milwaukee and the related logistical issues. He praised the media for spreading information related to road closures and other transportation issues. “We briefed you, you briefed the public, things went smoothly,” concluded the Chief.

“Of course one of the things we want to avoid is spending the money and not being reimbursed,” said Barrett. The Mayor said in discussions with officials at past convention host cities, including Cleveland, Philadelphia and Charlotte, the city has learned that “documentation is key.” Barrett has pledged that no city tax dollars would be used to host the convention. “It can’t be somebody’s dream list of what they want to have,” said the Mayor of what the money would be spent on.

(Read more at Urban Milwaukee)

Since the Democrats want to remove guns from the people, they should lead by example by posting “Gun Free Zone” signs instead of having armed guards

They need to prove the convictions of their hearts by buying hundreds of signs and posting them all around Milwaukee. That should protect them.

  1. The main stream media lied about the Virginia rally

Wayne Dupree Weighs In On Media’s Dangerous Coverage Of Virginia 2A Rally

The Daily Caller allows Wayne Dupree to give an assessment of the Virginia gun rally.

Political commentator Wayne Dupree weighed in on the media’s coverage of the massive pro-gun rally Monday in Richmond, Virginia.

Dupree slammed NBC reporter Ben Collins for calling the event a “white supremacist rally” on Twitter, a statement Collins later deleted. Dupree told the Daily Caller’s Anders Hagstrom he believed Democrats had come unhinged since losing the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, and that has manifested in Democrats panning moderate conservative gun-rights advocates and in the ongoing attempt to impeach and remove Trump.

Police estimates say roughly 22,000 people attended Monday’s gun rights rally in Virginia, with zero reported incidents of violence. Prior to the event, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam suggested extremist groups were planning to incite violence at the event and declared a state of emergency.

As a result, rally-goers were banned from carrying firearms on capital grounds. Roughly 6,000 attendees went through airport-style security to enter the fenced-in capital, with roughly 16,000 remaining outside, many of them heavily armed.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

  1. Black Gun Owners Respond To Media Calling Rally Attendees ‘White Nationalists’

The Daily Caller interviews a number of African-American attendees to the Virginia gun rally.

Black gun owners responded Monday to media members calling Richmond, Virginia, rally attendees “white nationalists.”

“Of course they’re going to do or say anything to discredit us and make us look bad,” one man said.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

  1. Cartoons illustrate the absurdity of the Virginia gun grab

Branco shows how Northam has gone from blackface to redface

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Virginia gun rally participants cleaned up their trash

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