News of the Week for Mar. 4th, 2018
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Why Americans Have A Right To Own Guns Even If That Makes Us Less Safe
Our rights aren’t contingent on a cost-benefit analysis. Whether guns are risky isn’t the point, but whether guns are a reasonable means of self-defense.
Man With AR-15 Stops Man With Knife
The “intimidation factor” – the fact that the weapon is scary-looking – is also, unfortunately, part of the psychology involved in media distortions about so-called “assault rifles.” The phrase itself is misleading. An actual assault rifle is fully automatic, and such weapons have been strictly licensed by federal law for more than 80 years. What we are talking about are semi-automatic weapons, and I got my first semi-automatic rifle (a .22-caliber Winchester) for Christmas when I was 12 years old.
House Democrats introduce bill prohibiting sale of semi-automatic weapons
House Democrats have introduced a bill banning semi-automatic firearms in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
California students turn violent during anti-gun rally
California students arrested after throwing rocks and damaging vehicles during anti-gun walkout. KCRA’s Melinda Meza reports.
Dem Rep Carolyn Maloney Calls for Ban on “Machine Gun Magazines”
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) called for a ban on “machine gun magazines” during a press conference Tuesday.
Stockton, California’s Anti-Gun Student Protesters Turn Violent
Another Stockton student was arrested for planning a school shooting.
Rep. Thomas Massie introduced the Second Amendment for Every Registrable Voter Act.
HR 5112, The SAFER Voter Act, would repeal the federal law that prevents voting age adults, 18 to 20, from purchasing a handgun from a FFL.
I just introduced the Second Amendment for Every Registrable Voter Act. HR 5112, The SAFER Voter Act, would repeal the federal law that prevents voting age adults, 18 to 20, from purchasing a handgun from a FFL.
Why should a 20-yr-old mom be denied the right to defend herself? pic.twitter.com/bjXaznxrFQ
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 1, 2018
Huge Leftwing Activist Groups Behind Supposed Teen-Organized March for Gun Control
Left-wing agitators and second-amendment haters are in the worst and most literal sense using traumatized kids as tools to garner political capital.
The left’s path to gun confiscation
The big gun-control bill House Democrats are pushing after the horrific Florida school shooting has a significant flaw. It won’t prevent the next school shooting.
Second Amendment is not a second-class right
Do the courts treat the Second Amendment like a second-class right?
Hide the Decline
20 states file lawsuit alleging ObamaCare is unconstitutional
A coalition of 20 states has filed a lawsuit alleging ObamaCare is unconstitutional.
Government in Healthcare
Meanwhile, the Democrats Feel Comfortable Pushing Single-Payer Now
In 2016, amid all the chaos that was the Republican Party Primary for President of the United States (I prefer the shorter term for that election cycle, Wait We Did What???), there was another movement being ignited.
Cancer Survivor Fined $2,260 for Providing Rides to Hospital Patients
Hospital describes her services as “invaluable.”
The Much Vaunted National Health System strikes again:
“The conditions are so bad in U.K. hospitals that, in a letter to the nation’s government, 68 British emergency room physicians recently complained about patients “dying prematurely in corridors” as a result of overcrowding.”
War & Terror
11 People Fall Ill On Military Base After Opening Suspicious Letter, 3 Taken To Hospital, Reports Say
On Tuesday, 11 people reportedly fell ill after being in the vicinity of a suspicious letter that was opened at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia.
3 hospitalized after suspicious letter opened at Virginia Marine Corps base
11 people reportedly suffered nose bleeds and burning sensations.
Weapons: Ukraine Goes West For Sniper Rifles
adopted the UR-10 semi-automatic sniper rifle chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO rounds. The UR-10 replaces elderly Soviet era Dragunov 7.62x54mm SVDs that first appeared in the early 1960s.
UK police charge three men over shop blast that killed five in Leicester
British police investigating a shop blast a week ago which killed five people in the central English city of Leicester, said on Saturday they had charged three men with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life.
Oakland’s mayor just committed a felony by warning illegal aliens that ICE was coming
There was a time when this would have seemed remarkable, but since we’re talking about California in 2018 it’s probably par for the course. The Democratic Mayor of Oakland, California, Libby Schaaf, sent out a public warning this weekend which was supposedly designed to “protect the residents” of her city. Only this particular public service announcement wasn’t intended for all of Oakland’s residents. It was only applicable to the illegal aliens residing there.
Mom breaks down describing effects of kindergarten transgender lesson on her 5-year-old
A mom whose five-year-old daughter was in a California kindergarten classroom when a teacher read a book on transgenderism and her classmate switched from a boy to a “girl” broke down describing the incident at a board meeting earlier this month.
Bernie Sanders’ son Levi announces run for Congress
The son of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has announced that he’s running for a congressional seat in New Hampshire.
Leftist Students Freak Out When Panel Agrees Men And Women Are Different
“Even the women in there have been brainwashed!”
Heather Locklear arrested for domestic violence, attacking police officers
Heather Locklear was arrested on charges of domestic violence and assault on three police officers.
YouTube Secretly Using SPLC To Police Videos
The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned.
Democratic lawmaker in Virginia holds hammer-and-sickle image behind colleague aligned with Democratic Socialists
A Democratic lawmaker apologized Monday after jokingly holding up a hammer-and-sickle image behind Del. Lee Carter, a freshman legislator who is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Brown University hosts racially segregated “lunchtime discussions”
“RESET Series” caters to “grad students of color”
Arrest made in letter attack on Trump Jr family
Seventeen days after Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law opened a letter that contained white powder and a threatening note, federal investigators have found their suspect. A Massachusetts man will go to court later today for the hoax attack aimed at Donald Trump Jr and which briefly sent his wife Vanessa to the hospital for precautionary tests. The substance turned out to be cornstarch, but that won’t matter much in a federal prosecution for mailing threats
Bernie Sanders Fined For Illegally Coordinating With Australian Labor Party
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign $14,500 for accepting illegal in-kind foreign contributions from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) during the 2016 elections.
Feminists Want to Ban Fairy Tales Because They Promote ‘Rape Culture’
A recent article on parenting site Romper puts forward the notion that fairy tales promote “rape culture.” The author, Dina Leygerman, uses five popular fairy tales to illuminate this (ridiculous) assertion, pointing out that sleeping women can’t give consent, beasts aren’t particularly nice people, and wolves are total stalkers. And Leygerman isn’t alone. An article in The Guardian last year suggested that “Sleeping Beauty” is about rape, and a Japanese professor made headlines recently by tweeting that “Snow White” and “Sleeping Beauty” promote “sexual assault on an unconscious person.”
Bill to Let Sex-Traffic Victims Sue Their Tormenters
In January, President Trump issued a proclamation opposing human trafficking and slavery, bringing needed attention to an evil that too often remains unseen in the darkest shadows of society.
College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room
She loves the college life – just not the classes. Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out.
College lists ‘ne,’ ‘ve,’ ‘ey’ as gender neutral pronouns
The Kennesaw State University LBGT Resource Center recently produced a new pamphlet that provides an extensive list of gender neutral pronouns.
College physics course requires ‘Decolonization’ project
Students enrolled in a Physics 101 course at Pomona College last semester were required to complete a “Decolonizing Physics” project by calling attention to issues like “implicit bias” and “microaggressions.”
Prof accuses conservative students of being funded by Russia
A biology professor recently told a group of conservative students that their organization, Turning Point USA, is “probably receiving Russian funding.”
More Samizdat From the Google Gulag: Company Imposed Illegal Hiring Quotas
A lawsuit filed in California (Wilberg v. Google) describes how the company “consistently implemented” a policy of systematic “discrimination in favor of job applicants who are Hispanic, African American, or female, and against Caucasian and Asian men”.
Trump about to blow up China relations over Taiwan?
Thanks to a rare bit of legislation unanimously passed earlier this week in both the House and Senate (which received almost zero MSM attention), President Trump has a new bill on his desk awaiting his signature. It represents a subtle, but still inflammatory shift in our relationship with Taiwan. The measure immediately drew condemnation from China as one would expect, but word from inside the White House is that Trump is planning on signing it.
Secret Service says man shoots himself outside White House
The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene.
Lawsuit Alleges YouTube Hiring Discriminates Against White and Asian Men
“A Google spokeswoman said the company will vigorously defend itself in the lawsuit”
Segregation at Comic Con: No Straight, White Males Allowed at Parties
The comics industry seems to be doubling down on their policy of completely excluding anyone who is straight, white, male, or conservative. This year’s Emerald City Comic Con released its schedule of events on its app recently. Anyone who is male, white and identifies as heterosexual found himself excluded from industry mixers and professional mixers.
Progressive Activists Look to Courts to Undermine the Electoral College
Having failed to generate enough support to abolish the Electoral College through a constitutional amendment, the institution’s detractors are now looking to the courts to upend it.
White Customers Asked To Pay More At New Orleans Restaurant
We now have more evidence (not that any was needed) that it is now okay in 2018 America to discriminate and be racist towards white people. After eight years of President Obama, the man who was elected to heal racial divides, we are now more racially divided than we have been in a long time.
Economy & Taxes
New Fed chair Jerome Powell sees little risk of a US. recession
Jerome Powell, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, made his debut public appearance Tuesday, where he told the House Financial Services Committee that he is committed to “clearly explaining” Fed thinking and that the U.S. economy is getting better. He said the recent stock market jitters don’t worry him and he reiterated the Fed intends to raise interest rates at a slow and steady pace – similar to its moves under his predecessor, Janet Yellen.
Police Respond To Massive Explosion In Leicester, England
Police are responding to reports of a large explosion in the major British city of Leicester.
U.N. Calls North Irish Pro-Life Laws ‘Violence Against Women’
“It puts women in horrific situations.”
Britain’s first university well-being tsar hands out ‘happy badges’ to students
Students feeling anxious in the approach to exam season will be given “happy badges” by Britain’s first university “happiness tsar”.
They Just Made FGM Mandatory
The government of Somaliland issued a fatwa (religious edict) making female genital mutilation (FGM) mandatory for all females.
Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa Votes to Confiscate White Minority’s Land Without Compensation
The South African parliament voted on Tuesday to move forward in amending their Constitution to allow for the confiscation of land from their white minority without compensation.
Xi Jinping’s promotion signals a cold war with China
Peter Beinart proclaims that “the Trump administration is preparing for a new Cold War.” Against whom? Against Russia and China.
‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’: South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions
White South African farmers to be removed from their land after parliament vote
Turkey’s president consoled a crying 6-year-old with talk of her glorious death in future combat
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to spot the 6-year-old girl in the crowd, dressed in a miniature military uniform and standing at attention.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over IS photos
French prosecutors filed preliminary charges Thursday against Marine Le Pen for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence.
EU to UK on Brexit: All your Northern Ireland are belong to us
The precarious Brexit negotiations turned toxic over the last twenty-four hours, and the standoff between the UK and EU might threaten Theresa May’s coalition government. Yesterday, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator warned that unless the British government came up with a plan for a “frictionless border” between Northern Ireland and EU member Republican of Ireland, the EU would continue to control trade policy in the British province after Brexit.
Iran: Anti-Hijab Protesters Beaten, Tortured, Charged With ‘Inciting Prostitution’
The brave women in Iran who inspired the world and became the face of a revolution by removing their face veils in protest to the theocratic government are now being beaten, tortured, and charged with “inciting prostitution” in Iranian prisons.
More German Cities Ban Refugees From Arriving
Poverty, crime soar in Germany amid continued migrant influx
China’s Emperor Xi Rides The Tiananmen Tiger
For the last five years, Chinese President Xi Jinping has methodically acquired additional positions of authority within China’s government.
Bristol University students vote to ban “transphobic” feminists
Students at the University of Bristol have voted to ban from campus speakers who argue that identifying as a woman is not the same as being born a woman.
Thousands Sign Petition Asking Trump to Let White Farmers in South Africa Migrate to U.S. After Country Votes to Force Them Off Land
More than 12,000 people have signed a petition asking President Donald Trump to let white people in South Africa emigrate to the U.S. amid a vote by the country’s parliament favoring a motion that could see South Africa’s constitution amended to allow for land to be stripped from owners without any compensation.
Trudeau Budget Panders to Feminists with a ‘281-Page Social Engineering Blueprint’
My wife is Canadian, which means that I frequently hear complaints about Justin Trudeau, Canada’s clueless leader, from my in-laws. Once my in-laws (and every sane Canadian) read the details of Trudeau’s proposed budget, Donald Trump may need to build a wall on our northern border to prevent hordes of Canadians from entering our country. Not so much a budget as a progressive agenda, Justin Trudeau continues his goal of turning Canada into a progressive dystopian nightmare.
The speech from Cakeland: Did May thread the needle in Brexit address?
Facing a nearly impossible task of pleasing all of the constituencies at home, Ireland, and Europe, Theresa May delivered her third major address on Brexit yesterday – and managed to win at least grudging praise from most of the stakeholders. May stuck to her position for a full-speed-ahead approach to the May 2019 split but stepped back from what critics had called her “cake and eat it too” approach. May warned that the UK would not get everything it desired from Brexit and called on her own Conservative party to prepare itself for some compromises.
After five months, Merkel finally assembles a shaky coalition in Germany
It’s been almost half a year since Germans went to the polls and completely disrupted the old guard of politics in that country. The Christian Democrats party (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered losses across the board and also saw their former partners in the Social Democratic Party (SPD) split away from them. At the same time, Alternative for Germany (AfD) made major gains, largely based on growing opposition to Merkel’s open borders policy regarding primarily Muslim migrants entering the country. Since that time, Merkel has been unable to form a majority coalition and the nation has been effectively left without a fully formed government.
Spain: Exiled Catalan Leader Abandons Bid For Regional Presidency, Announces “Council of the Republic”
“It’s like a government in exile”
New York’s Red Borough
Staten Island has long been an exception to the city’s liberal political culture and voting patterns.
Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate DACA. That’s Actually A Political Win For Trump. Here’s Why.
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it would not intervene to stay the lower court ruling temporarily blocking the implementation of President Trump’s termination of the Obama administration executive amnesty. Renewals of approximately 700,000 deportation waivers for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children would have ended on March 5. Now, under the continued Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, those waivers will remain available. The Supreme Court did request that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals “act expeditiously to decide this case.”
Here Are 5 Reasons Transgender Policies Are Harmful
Who knew that removing the federal government from debates over school bathroom policies would be considered an assault on LGBT rights?
Get Woke, Go Broke: ‘Social Justice’ Agenda Leads Oberlin College Into Crisis
Meredith Raimondo is vice president and dean of students at Oberlin College, an elite liberal arts school in Ohio where the annual cost of attendance (tuition, room and board) is $68,672. Dean Raimondo is also named as a defendant in two lawsuits against Oberlin
The Price Dems Pay for Purges
They would rather condemn the country than run it.
LGBT Activists Cheer Court Ruling That Destroys Transgender Theory
The decision rests on a firm and universal understanding of both ‘woman’ and ‘man,’ the kind of black and white labels the LGBT community typically avoids.
I thought it wasn’t possible to exaggerate the leftist derangement over “neoliberalism” that I mentioned yesterday in “The Perils of Neoliberalism.” Little did I know.
Get Woke, Go Broke: “Social Justice” Agenda Leads Oberlin College Into Crisis
Meredith Raimondo is vice president and dean of students at Oberlin College, an elite liberal arts school in Ohio where the annual cost of attendance (tuition, room and board) is $68,672. Dean Raimondo is also named as a defendant in two lawsuits against Oberlin.
The Age of Majority Is a Mess
When is a person an “adult”? When are they deemed to be independent, responsible, their own master? Does anyone care, except when seeking a temporary political advantage? As I type, some Americans are trying to raise the age at which one may buy a rifle from 18 to 21 – usually on the grounds that one’s brain isn’t developed until one reaches 25. At the same time, many of the same people are arguing for lowering the voting age to 16 — and possibly younger. What’s the rationale? It is often glibly asserted that voting never hurt anyone. Does anyone familiar with history believe that to be remotely true?
Seven initiatives to watch that threaten California prosperity
Voters may face as many seven ballot measures damaging to California’s business and political climate in November. Any one of these measures should motivate millions in opposition spending by affected industries. More than a few are likely to qualify for the ballot.
Why The Left Is Going Gonzo Over Asking Citizenship Status On The Census
The question affects the number of seats in the House of Representatives, and the number of presidential electors allocated to each state.
History Can’t Be Rewritten To Defend FDR’s Behavior At Yalta
David Woolner’s book, ‘The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace,’ makes some highly disputable claims about FDR’s handing of the Yalta Conference in 1945 in order to make the dying president’s statecraft look more competent.
What to Do about California’s Sanctuary Cities
California Democrats have continued their attempts to nullify federal immigration law. This week, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf warned illegal aliens that ICE was planning an operation in the Bay Area. ICE acting director Tom Homan slammed Schaaf’s “reckless” comment, saying that it endangered officers and the public and helped hundreds of criminal aliens avoid arrest.
Warning College Boys: “You Could Be Expelled Even If She Consented”
In 2015, flyers began appearing on university campuses warning male students about the dangers of false accusations of sexual misconduct. Created by S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse For Everyone), the flyer included a screencap of text messages cited as evidence in a lawsuit against Occidental College, which had expelled a male student despite texts clearly indicating that his accuser had consented to intercourse. (An Esquire article vividly described that 2013 incident.)
David Hines: How the Left Runs Psyops On Allied and Enemy Americans
He further elaborates the basics of the plan being executed in Operation Parkland.
Career Civil Servants Illegitimately Rule America
Leslie Kux has never been elected or confirmed by the Senate. She’s issued nearly 200 regulations.
When Facts Fail and Knees Jerk An Introduction to Thomas Sowell’s “Black Rednecks & White Liberals”
After a couple of weeks of angsting over what book to review next, the decision turned out to be easier than I thought.
California: The Most Interesting Governor’s Race in the Nation
A bellwether for the Democratic Party and the state.
Normalizing Insanity: Lessons from California;s Crazy, Crazy Politics
Explaining why California’s quality of life is literally in the crapper.