Here’s the Real Reason Why the Left Hates the Second Amendment

Here’s the Real Reason Why the Left Hates the Second Amendment

Pregnancy’s a real trip. The heartburn, the aches, the pains, the sleepless nights—it’s a real carnival. One of these sleepless nights this past week as I was flipping through my phone at 3 am wishing desperately that I could fall back asleep, I saw a story popping up across my newsfeeds (yes, I read news at 3 am). My heart sank as I watched it develop before my eyes: a man was shooting person after person in Las Vegas and no one knew where he was yet. By morning, the story had developed into a nightmare: one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. My heart sank again for another reason. I knew that before the countless bodies were collected from the now-bloodied pavement, people would start pulling a Rahm Emmanuel (you know, “never let a serious crisis go to waste”). Sure enough, from Hillary Clinton to Jimmy Kimmel—suddenly everyone’s an expert on guns and how to prevent these evils from happening again. (For the record, Hillary, a silencer would have melted on a weapon firing at that speed, but I’ve digressed.) As I watched this ever-predictable gun control debate raise its tired head, I thought of the same things I always do. “Why don’t these people call for the banning of knives or vehicles or pressure cookers or cell phones or any other countless item used time and again in attacks here and around the world? Why is it that this is the SINGLE thing that the American left wing suddenly cares about emphatically when there’s a tragedy?” I’ve watched people, like this formerly pro-gun control commentator...
The Real Reason NFL Players Protest

The Real Reason NFL Players Protest

tisThe disturbing sight of team after team in the NFL “taking a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem is a direct result of incitement by former president Obama, his attorney general, Eric Holder and Democrats during the Obama years. Democrat incitement of blacks over alleged rampant racism has continued and intensified since Donald Trump was elected president. It was no surprise that an epidemic of attacks on police ensued, during Obama’s term. On July 7, 2016, five police officers were shot dead by Micah X Johnson in Dallas and nine more were injured. The next morning, a police officer was shot “from behind and critically injured” in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, MO, reported the LA Times. Another officer in Valdosta, Georgia was lured by the report of a damaged vehicle when a man opened fire. “The suspect called 911 to report a break-in,” said the Associated Press, “then ambushed and shot the officer.” The officer was shot “multiple times,” Police Chief Brian Childress told the AP. Also that day, in Georgia, “Another officer on patrol became a target when a motorist pulled up and fired at him in Roswell, north of Atlanta,” said the LA Times, “A black Army veteran, Lakeem Keon Scott, targeted police in a shooting Thursday along a highway in Bristol, Tenn., authorities said.” “Preliminarily, the investigation reveals Scott targeted individuals and officers after being troubled by recent incidents involving African Americans and law enforcement officers,” authorities from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. On Sunday, July 17, 2016 Fox News reported: At least three law enforcement officers were killed and three others injured in a shooting Sunday in Baton...
Rand Paul’s Quixotic Quest Will Lead to Single Payer

Rand Paul’s Quixotic Quest Will Lead to Single Payer

Call Rand Paul: 202-224- 4343 Rand Paul fantasizes that he can stand on principle by voting against the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal/replace bill, and there will be no consequences. The bill would replace ObamaCare by repealing its most odious mandates and giving the money it costs the Fed to the states as block grants. But in one week, when the fiscal year ends, the window will close on passing a bill with a simple majority under Reconciliation rules. After that time, we’ll need 8 Dems to help pass a repeal—an impossibility that only a modern-day Don Quixote could believe in. Sen. Paul keeps babbling in interviews about a national group plan—which also won’t be achievable under strict Reconciliation rules and surely won’t get 60 votes, after September 30th. The obvious result is, we’ll be stuck with ObamaCare forevermore. The GOP will be blamed, and rightly so. This is obvious to anyone but Rand. But that’s not all. As ObamaCare fails, the GOP will be forced to help the Democrats shore up the flawed plan. That is going to cost more and more money until the idea will be floated that eliminating insurance companies will save money—something one third of Democrats already favor. There’s a name for that: single payer. That’s been the plan from the start; Harry Reid admitted as much in a 2013 Las Vegas Sun interview: “What we’ve done with ObamaCare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said. When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to...
The Best Bicycle For SHTF

The Best Bicycle For SHTF

Watching all of the recent natural disasters have made me realize that now it’s more important than ever to have a plan for fuel shortages. We will still need transportation.  Bicycles are another way of traveling through an area when cars can’t, and I have built myself one in case SHTF. People have been asking me the following question, “Curt, what is the best kind of bicycle I should buy?”  If you don’t know a lot about bicycles then let me tell you there are so many different types that it can make your head spin and to list them all would take longer than the length of this page.  The main types that I will be discussing are single gear fixies, comfort bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, cyclocross bikes, and road bikes.   The single gear fixies are the classic single gear bicycle which many of us had when we were children.  These were like the old cruiser with the large comfortable seat.  While they can carry a large load, they are only one speed. They are great if you have a short distance to cover but anything over 3 to 5 miles is going to be a long day trip on one. A fixie is a heavier bike and weighs approximately 35 lbs.   Comfort bikes are like single gear fixies but with one difference–  they have gears and some of them even have suspension like a mountain bike.  These are better if you have a longer distance to travel like 5 to 10 miles, but their downside is the gear ratio. The gears on most comfort bike...
Trump Admin. Plays “Guess Who the Enemy Is” at 9/11 Remembrance

Trump Admin. Plays “Guess Who the Enemy Is” at 9/11 Remembrance

It’s pretty hard for a president whose signature campaign phrase was “radical Islamic terror” —a phrase he used countless times—to get through a 9/11 commemorative speech without once using the words “Islam” or “Islamic.” But President Trump managed to do it, as did his top brass: Vice President Pence, Secretary of Defense Mattis and Attorney General Sessions. All of them used every term possible to keep America guessing just whom they were talking about when describing the murderers of thousands in the heart of New York City. That’s particularly egregious because we face the very same foe today, from without and within our nation. Trump is not the first president to conceal our would-be conquerors There’s a history of presidents protecting this enemy from the American people, rather than the other way around. President George W. Bush had executed a comparable feat only six days after the event in question. On September 17, 2001, shoeless, facing TV cameras at the Islamic Center of Washington, he told a devastated nation that “Islam is peace.” He stood next to the likes of Nihad Awad, a longtime advocate for Hamas and the executive director of CAIR. President Bush was the first to purge his government of words about Islam: From an NBC report of an April 24, 2008, AP article: Federal agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center, are telling their people not to describe Islamic extremists as “jihadists” or “mujahedeen,” according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Lingo like “Islamo-fascism” is out, too. U.S. officials may be “unintentionally portraying terrorists, who lack...
More Lawfare by the Left Against the Executive Branch

More Lawfare by the Left Against the Executive Branch

“Lawfare” is the use of often-frivolous lawsuits to intimidate, silence and stymie opponents. The absurd suits of blue states against the president, in order to block his immigration orders, are good examples. Here’s yet another reason why Congress should strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over immigration—a power Congress does possess: Lawfare by blue states and DC, fighting to keep DACA. A CNN article on the story includes what may be the most idiotic statement of the year: “I filed suit against President Trump and his administration to protect DACA because Dreamers are just as American as first lady Melania Trump,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement. This guy is a lawyer? Melania Trump is a citizen, who entered the country legally; the DACA beneficiaries are here only by virtue of an unconstitutional memo from former (and present) community organizer, Barack Obama, who even admitted he lacked the authority to do that. If we can believe CNN, the following states (and DC) are joining in this folly: New Mexico, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Although the real strategy is the time-honored tool of the Left: “Let’s just do whatever we please,” supposedly, the grounds that may be used are that President Trump violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which lays out a lengthy process that requires ample notice and time for the public to comment on substantive federal rulemaking,” writes CNN. You may remember that in Texas, et al. v United States, the district court under Judge Hanen held,...