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Jun 20 2016

Trump TV

As has been apparent for some time, and as an insider has confirmed, Trump never had any intention of becoming president, being a cynical guy but not cynical enough to believe that people would actually vote for him. Some, including Democrat congresscritter Marcy Kaptur, have entertained the notion that he is a Hillary plant, on a mission to ensure her election. If so, he is doing a marvelous job. But it is more likely that his run for office was originally a publicity stunt intended to enhance his brand for business reasons. Rather than put together any sort of serious campaign, he is already plotting how to monetize his farcical candidacy after he has finished handing Shrillary the presidency:

According to several people briefed on the discussions, the presumptive Republican nominee is examining the opportunity presented by the “audience” currently supporting him. He has also discussed the possibility of launching a “mini-media conglomerate” outside of his existing TV-production business, Trump Productions LLC.

Is launching another cable channel a good idea at this point in time? No, but neither were Trump Mortgage, Trump Airlines, Trump University, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump: The Game, GoTrump.com, Trump Magazine, Trump Ice, Tour de Trump, Trump on the Ocean, et cetera, ad nauseam.

The Trump camp’s interest in cable may, on some level, be the most telling indicator of the businessman’s financial aptitude. These days, after all, the most successful media companies are figuring out their strategies in a post-cable, over-the-top landscape. In fact, one rival entertainment executive pointed out to me that launching a cable channel is “nuts” because of the limited spectrum available, the declining advertising rates, and the immense start-up costs and resources required. “It’s a fool’s errand,” this person said. “But then again, we are talking about Donald Trump.”

If only making Trump go away were as easy as turning the channel.

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Soon we may have another reason to cut the cord.

On tips from Torcer.

Jun 20 2016

Suspension of 7-Year-Old for Eating Pop Tart So That It Looked Like a Gun Is Upheld

The authoritarian left’s anti-gun jihad has been in overdrive since the latest Muslim terror atrocity, which happened to involve firearms. Already whipped into a frenzy by the media, enemies of liberty must be delighted by a recent victory in Maryland. Remember the case of the 7-year-old who was suspended for eating his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun? After a long legal battle to get the suspension off his record, the punishment has been upheld:

In March of 2013, second grader Joshua Welch chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to fire it. Park Elementary School suspended him for two days, leaving his parents outraged. …

After a three year battle, an Anne Arundel County circuit court judge has ruled the boy’s actions were disruptive and that a suspension was appropriate. …

Officials with Anne Arundel County Schools … released a statement, saying in part: “We have believed from the outset that the actions of the school staff were not only appropriate and consistent, but in the best interests of all students.”

The family’s attorney Robin Ficker plans to appeal, but in the current hoplophobic environment resulting from the media blaming gun rights for the carnage caused by Islam, prospects for clearing Josh’s name are not good.

But at least some good has come of the tragedy:

Inspired by Josh’s story, a state House panel in Florida passed legislation in 2014 that would bar school districts from suspending students for “brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item” bitten into the shape of a weapon or “possessing a toy firearm or weapon made of plastic snap-together building blocks.”

Any progress against progressivism is welcome.

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Josh’s gun crime.

On a tip from Torcer.

Jun 20 2016

Not a Photoshop

Looks like Oxford University Press is branching out into new areas of interest:

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Rumors that Jenna Jameson will star in the movie version could not be confirmed.

Via Michael Schaffer and Twitchy, on a tip from Torcer.

Jun 20 2016

Gun-Grabbing at the Local Level in Thomas Jefferson’s Hometown

They say all politics is local. Virginia Citizens Defense League provides a chance to do some good at the local level by sounding off against Charlottesville bureaucrats who want to try their hand at infringing on the right to bear arms:

Tonight Charlottesville City Council is going to hear a gun-control resolution that was added at the last minute to the agenda!

“5. RESOLUTION* Calling for Statewide and National Gun Control Legislation and Local Control Over Gun
Regulations (1st of 1 reading) – 20 mins”

The apparent objective is to override preemption, which gives regulatory power to higher levels of government when it comes to guns. That would allow local bureaucrats in college towns like Charlottesville to ram through gun-grabbing initiatives too radical to pass muster at the state or federal level.

ACTION ITEM NO. 1 – EMAIL

We need to flood City Council with emails opposing the resolution:

Email: council@charlottesville.org

Suggested subject line: Please OPPOSE the entire resolution on gun control

Suggested message:

Charlottesville City Council Members:

I urge you to OPPOSE the resolution calling for “Statewide and National Gun Control Legislation and Local Control Over Gun Regulations” on the agenda for tonight.

Gun control does NOT make America safer. The massacre in Orlando was in a “gun-free zone.” Without anyone inside the club able to shoot back at the terrorist, he had THREE HOURS to do as he pleased, and a lot of defenseless people were slaughtered accordingly.

The gun-control capitols of the U.S., Chicago and Washington DC, are also the most dangerous. Both cities have universal background checks and gun registration, the kind of things the resolution is calling for.

The good people of Charlottesville have a right to be able to protect themselves during a terror attack or other such emergency. Government should stand behind that right, not interfere with it. There is no doubt as to what side Thomas Jefferson would stand on.

[YOUR NAME]

Those in the Charlottesville area are encouraged to attend:

The meeting starts at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers, located at:

605 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Charlottesville was the home of Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. They are not resting easy in their graves these days.

VCDL

On a tip from Jack S.

Jun 20 2016

Lesbian Couple Attempt to Brainwash Boy Into Being Gender-Fluid

One of the many reasons that the Supreme Court’s tyrannical decree imposing homosexual marriage on the states must be reversed is that it reduces children to lab rats in grotesque social engineering experiments:

A lesbian couple featured in a BuzzFeed video on “gender non-conforming” parenting is trying to force their son to have a “queer” relationship with his gender despite his protests.

In Buzzfeed’s “I Am A Gender Non-Conforming Parent” video, Dashiell and Michelle explain how they raise their son, Atticus, as a lesbian couple with a “gender non-conforming” parent.

“It’s really funny, because he’s like super into sports,” Michelle said. “Maybe he was like an Olympic athlete in his past life. He like, came with all of these sporting talents that are like visible at 17 months. …”

“I’m constantly like trying to queer my relationship with him and get him to wear tutus. He hates it. He’s just like, ‘no,’” Michelle said. …

“This is where he starts learning what things are. And so I hate the idea that he’s getting it imprinted on him that people who look like this are boys, and people who look like that are girls.”

“And even something that’s like Progressive like ‘Sesame Street,’ all the monsters are boys unless they have like a bow in their hair or a sparkly necklace on. Like, why is ‘Old McDonald’ a guy? Why couldn’t it be a lesbian farmer?”

The kid will be extremely fortunate if he makes it to adulthood with his head on straight. Let’s hope Dashiell and Michelle don’t decide that he wants to be a girl and attempt to chemically transform him into one.

On tips from Maudie and MrRightWingDave.

Jun 20 2016

Meet the Gun-Grabbers

The Second Amendment has lasted 228 years, securing our fundamental right of self-defense, upon which all our other rights ultimately rest. But it won’t last much longer if the authoritarians who have been exploiting the ISIS terror attack in Orlando have their way. Many thousands of Americans have died to defend our constitutional liberties. Below are a few of the people who want their sacrifices to be in vain:

Dylan Matthews
Dylan Matthews.

Via Mediaite:

Vox writer Dylan Matthews said on Twitter Thursday that he believed the president should be able to unilaterally ban all Americans from purchasing guns.

One of the arguments against gun control advocates’ proposal to ban those on federal terror watch lists from buying guns is that there is that it would deprive Americans of their rights without a trial, and that the government doesn’t have to explain why a given person was added to the list. But Matthews argued that was more of a feature than a bug.

Dylan’s avatar doesn’t look much like the real Dylan:

When reminded that it would not be everyone but mostly the Muslims so beloved by moonbats who would get their constitutional rights rescinded without due process, Matthews bleated, “that’s a completely fair concern.”

But we aren’t hearing any second thoughts from this guy:

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Donald Trump.

Trump has been doubling down on his left-wing stand that our constitutional rights are contingent on not having been placed on any arcane lists by Kafkaesque federal bureaucrats:

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is reaffirming his stance on potentially restricting individuals on the terror watch list from being able to purchase firearms, a week after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

“We have to make sure that people that are terrorists or have even an inclination toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns,” Trump told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview to air Sunday on “This Week.”

Asked by Karl if his position is that those on the no-fly or terror watch list should not be able to purchase a gun, Trump responded, “I’d like to see that, and I’d like to say it.”

This is bad news for Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, who somehow ended up on the Department of Homeland Security’s Terrorist Watchlist. Sorry Steve, no constitutional rights for you!

Fortunately, not all conservatives have been driven out of the GOP by Trumpism. The Donald is getting pushback on his gun-grabbing by congressional Republicans — including his own fanboy Jeff Sessions.

Here’s a gun-grabber who knows just how to deal with pesky congressional Constitution-clingers:

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Michael Moore.

Barks Moore:

By “assault weapons” he probably means anything with a trigger and a barrel. Like most gun-grabbers, Moore is less than knowledgeable when it comes to guns.

A firearm in the hands of a law-abiding private citizen is the concretization of liberty. That’s why the Founding Fathers placed such emphasis on it. So long as our inherent right to bear arms is respected by the government, we are essentially free; when it is not, we are not free, and subsist at the mercy of our rulers’ whims. Consequently, all true progressives are hostile to the Second Amendment, even if some occasionally pretend otherwise.

On tips from Torcer and Kevin R. Hat tips: Progressives Today, Right Scoop.

Jun 20 2016

Hillary to Get a Smelly Dose of Alinskyite Medicine

Hillary did her senior thesis on her fellow Chicagoan Saul Alinsky, who offered her a job. One of his most infamous tactics was feeding 100 blacks a banquet consisting entirely of baked beans, then seating them at a quiet concert by the Rochester Philharmonic, which was the “cultural jewel” of Kodak, the corporation he was strong-arming. Now we read this:

Cheri Honkala, head of Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, is organizing the world’s largest ‘fart-in’ to be held on July 28 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated Democratic nomination acceptance speech.

“We will be holding a massive bean supper for Bernie Sanders delegates on American Street in my Kensington neighborhood on the afternoon of July 28,” Honkala says, TruthDig reports.

“We are setting up a Clintonville there, modeled on the Hoovervilles of the 1930s where the poor and unemployed built shanty towns. The Sanders delegates, their bellies full of beans, will be able to return to the Wells Fargo Center and greet the rhetorical flatulence of Hillary Clinton with the real thing.”

Activists have invited Bernie Sanders to join their bean supper, which Honkala has dubbed “Beans for Hillary.”

We have now reached the point where Shrillary represents the establishment that leftists want torn down so that it may be replaced by something even worse.

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Shrillary will get a noseful.

On tips from Apostle53 and J.

Jun 20 2016

Opposing Trump Does Not Mean Supporting Hillary, if Only Because Trump Has No Chance

The canard that opposing Trump means supporting his fellow New York liberal Hillary is all the more moronic in light of the overwhelming unlikeliness of Trump winning the election.

This isn’t about whether Shrillary will win. She has already won; the mob of angry fools who chose the unelectable Trump in the primaries saw to that. This is about mitigating the damage so that the conservative movement will not be tainted by an unjust association with Trump, and so that the Republican Party can survive as a vehicle of resistance to Shrillary and those who share her agenda.

Trump’s election would be a catastrophe for conservatives. He would govern as a progressive of unprecedented incompetence. The media would blame us for the massive FAIL that would characterize each day of his administration. As nightmarish as it will be to see Shrillary back in the White House, in the long run it is for the better that Trump stands no chance in November:

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As WaPo documents, Trump’s situation is hopeless and quickly deteriorating:

There’s every reason to think that those numbers will get worse. Trump essentially has no campaign at this point; there’s no sign that he has started staffing up significantly.

Trump has already put the deep red states of Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, and even Utah in play for Democrats. If the wheels continue to fall off his farcical campaign, if he continues to alienate voters with his obnoxious gaffes, and if Shrillary and the MSM escalate their information warfare — all of which are sure bets — he stands a good chance of losing all 50 states.

Regarding information warfare, Shrillary is effectively running unopposed:

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Since Trump can’t or won’t spend his own money as he promised, he has been reduced to making a desperate plea for funds. The plea is likely to be ignored; few people like to put money on a lame horse sure to lose.

Trump was counting on the RNC to run a competitive campaign on his behalf while he postures at his rallies. That is not going to happen:

Donald Trump is relying heavily on the Republican Party to bolster his skeletal operation, but his campaign’s relationship with the Republican National Committee is increasingly plagued by distrust, power struggles and strategic differences, according to sources in both camps. …

The fraught dynamic is a potentially serious liability for an insurgent campaign that has proudly eschewed political infrastructure and is dwarfed by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s operation, which is expected to raise $1.5 billion or more. The situation is equally problematic for the Republican Party, which typically relies on its presidential candidate to help boost down-ballot candidates, enhance voter data and raise money.

Trump’s coattails will be negative, likely resulting in a congressional bloodbath, so the RNC has been spending what money it can raise defending down-ballot candidates from the coming disaster. There is no reason for it to help Trump, who they know will lose anyway.

No wonder the Trump trolls get nastier by the day. Even they know their ship is going down. Crapping in their hands and flinging it at anyone who tries to reason with them may make them feel better, but it won’t keep the USS Trump off the ocean floor.

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On tips from Torcer. Hat tip: Trump’s a Con Artist.

Jun 19 2016

Open Thread

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Via Young Conservative.

Jun 19 2016

Seven-Year-Old Girl Easily Handles Rifle That Was Too Much for Gersh Kuntzman

Anti-gun propagandist Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News whimpers that firing an AR-15 felt “like a bazooka,” sounded “like a cannon,” bruised his shoulder with its recoil, and even gave him “a temporary form of PTSD.” Yet this 7-year-old girl has no problem:

But then, 7-year-old girls tend to be made of tougher stuff than authoritarian moonbats.

On tip from rex freeway, Torcer, and Don M.

Jun 19 2016

South African Update

When South Africa was turned over to communist terrorist Nelson Mandela, the media was everywhere. But you don’t see many American news reports about the inevitable aftermath, now that this outpost of Western Civilization is getting absorbed by the Third World. Here are a few updates, guaranteed to provide more excitement than a Mad Max movie:

Benoni kidnapped Woman Castrates Attacker

Gauteng Cop Killings: 36 Arrested This Year

Shocking Media Blackouts in South Africa – Photos

This Is the South African Freedom – VIDEO

Our Black Government Is Racist, and Therefore So Are We

Man Fatally Shot in Davenport

Tourist Stabbed During Robbery in Margate

Farmers Attacked, Assaulted on Farm in Mont Pelaan

Farm Guard Shot Dead, Rhino Dehorned in Bela-Bela

Elderly Couple Assaulted in Verkykerskop Farm Attack

South Africans Want Jobs, Not Jets, Says Maimane

One Man Shot Dead, One Wounded in North West

ANC’s Stupid Black Men Graduate Program – Busting at the Seams

35 Injured in KwaZulu-Natal Taxi Crash

Officer Killed in Queenstown Shooting

Double-Murder Accused Out on Bail, Arrested Following Cash-in-Transit Heist

To sum up: the wheels are coming off, and soon no one will be in a position to put them back on again.

If current trends continue for a few more years, Zimbabwe is South Africa’s future. If they continue for a few generations, South Africa is America’s future.

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A Sunday drive in South Africa.

Compliments of ABC of the ANC.

Jun 19 2016

Painting Muhammad With Rob Ross

You can learn more about Muhammad and the cult he created in this entertaining 5-minute segment of Louder With Crowder than the Islamophilic mainstream media would ever let you know:

If you really want to find out what they aren’t telling you, and get some insight into why Muslims keep killing people all over the world, It’s All About Muhammad is highly recommended.

On tips from Torcer and Dragon’s Lair.

Jun 19 2016

In Honor of Father’s Day

Here’s where the esteemed countermoonbat Ted Cruz got his appreciation for what makes America great:

Those of us who lucked out with fathers the way we lucked out by being born in America should never take them for granted. Some people don’t have our good fortune:

Via Right Scoop, on a tip from Torcer.

Jun 19 2016

Profiles in Countermoonbattery: Vin Scully

As a Diamondbacks fan, I don’t have a lot of use for the Dodgers — particularly since some of them urinated in the pool at Chase Field after clinching the division in 2013. Yet for years my favorite announcer has been the Dodgers’ Vin Scully. Until now it was because he is so good at his job, effortlessly filling the silence without a color man or any irrelevant jabbering, constantly providing interesting information about the game and its players. But now it’s because of this:

As a rule, nobody wants to hear politics from sports announcers. But some things need to be acknowledged, lest we end up like Venezuela.

No worries, libs; this whisper of wisdom will be quickly drowned out by the cacophony of leftist idiocy endlessly shouted by the obnoxious moonbats who dominate sports media (e.g., Bob Costas, Bryant Gumbel, Keith Olbermann, Will Leitch).

This is Scully’s last year, capping a stellar career with the Dodgers that stretches back to 1950. They aren’t made like Vin Scully anymore. He will be missed.

On tips from Varla, Torcer, and Dan F. Hat tip: RedState.

Jun 19 2016

The Power of Propaganda

If political correctness requires it, Democrats will let themselves be convinced of absolutely anything, no matter how absurd:

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Why not? It’s no more insane than the Obama Administration characterizing Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood massacre as “workplace violence.”

Technically, yes Orlando was an example of gun violence. But as Power Line notes, “Democrats might just as well say that murder caused the murders.”

If liberals had wanted to ban air travel the way they want the Second Amendment repealed, they would have characterized 9/11 as “airplane violence.”

On a tip from Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Ron M.

Jun 19 2016

Rush Limbaugh Desperately Attempts to Spin Trump’s Collapse in Polls

Among the fair weather conservative sellouts who will justly find their way to the bottom of the sea when the Trump ship sinks is Rush Limbaugh. Morons like Sean Hannity may honestly not be able to recognize Trump for the progressive fraud that he is, but chances are good that El Rushbo did from the beginning. Yet he chose to support him anyway, by attacking Trump’s attackers instead of attacking Trump himself for threatening to destroy the Republican Party and cripple the conservative movement. The likely motive: he was afraid he would lose listeners.

The deserved fate of a coward is whatever he is most afraid of, plus humiliation. The Trump ship has only just begun to take on water, and already Rush has been reduced to trying to spin the Donald’s nosediving poll numbers with silly crap like this:

Polls don’t matter. It only matters how many people follow you on Twitter — and Trump is the master of Twitter!

After this debacle is over, hardly anyone will be following Trump on Twitter, or listening Rush Limbaugh on the radio. Already it is too late for some sellouts to save themselves by betraying their betrayal. Rush has too much visibility to get away with turning on Trump after initially supporting him, like Peggy Noonan seems to be doing

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In fairness, spinning this can’t be easy.

On tips from Torcer, Varla, and Kevin R.

Jun 18 2016

Open Thread

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Passed along by Lloyd.

Jun 18 2016

Watch as Firing an AR-15 Causes PTSD Right Before Your Eyes

Some were skeptical when anti-gun weenie Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News whimpered that firing a light-weight, low-recoil AR-15 felt “like a bazooka,” sounded “like a cannon,” bruised his delicate shoulder with its recoil, and even gave him “a temporary form of PTSD.” To test his claims, his firing of America’s Rifle was reenacted. Kuntzman’s amazing claims have now been confirmed:

On a tip from Torcer.

Jun 18 2016

How His Cufflinks Are Perfectly Emblematic of Trump

We have come to a pretty pass when Charlie Sheen is rightfully appalled at the relative classlessness of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee:

If even drug-addled Hollyweird degenerates can tell Trump is fake, why can’t everyone else?

On a tip from Torcer.

Jun 18 2016

Separated at Birth?

One sucks up dirt, the other money in exchange for influence:

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You could buy a lot of vacuum cleaner bags for $12,495.

Passed along by Manuel R.

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