… they have misquoted those correcting a common misattribution of a quote which was correctly quoted and attributed by “Hands Off My Gun”. Now that is a dandy of a trick.
Botched, they intoned. Spurious, they protest. Self-evident, says Thomas Paine.
Loesch has included quotes from the Founding Fathers to establish again what was at the time so well understood as to barely be worth remarking on. That a citizen of America was entitled to retain his natural, God-granted right to defend himself, his liberty, and his property, by arms if necessary. The barest study of just the documents provided by Media Matters itself bears out the truth of this. Far from correcting “Hands Off My Gun”, MMFA has provided ample documentation of just how right Dana Loesch is. The founders, the framers, intended for the right of each citizen to bear arms to be protected and not infringed upon.
Revisionist attempts have not, and will not, unwrite what has been written, undo what has been done, or disarm we who have been armed.
Individuals look at a problem or issue and think, “what can I do about it?”
Collectivists look at a problem and think, “what can I do to get someone else to do about this?”
That foundational difference in outlooks is very much at the heart of the debate over firearms in this nation, as individualists demand to retain their right to own and use the firearms of their choice as they see fit for self-defense, community defense, sport, amusement, and hunting. Collectivists run away from that individual right of self-defense and the sober responsibility that owning a firearm requires, and instead insist that the state—and the state alone—should have that power and responsibility. If only the state has that responsibility, they don’t feel like lesser people for shirking that responsibility.
Fed up with the interminable delay caused Holder’s gamesmanship and stonewalling, JW renewed its request to the Court to allow our transparency lawsuit to continue. Thankfully, this past July, Judge John D. Bates ended the 16-month delay and ordered the Obama administration to produce a Vaughn index of the alleged “executive privilege” records by October 1. Judge Bates noted that no court has ever “expressly recognized” President Obama’s unprecedented executive privilege claims in the Fast and Furious matter.
Unhappy with having to produce the records prior to the elections, Justice lawyers asked the judge to give them one extra month, until November 3 (the day before Election Day!) to produce the info. Judge Bates rejected this gambit, suggested that the Holder’s agency did not take court order seriously. Rather than a month, Judge Bates gave Justice until yesterday to cough up the Vaughn index. Judge Bates issued his smack down on September 23.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation two days later.
Fast and Furious was a DOJ/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “gun running” operation in which the Obama administration reportedly allowed guns to go to Mexican drug cartels hoping they would end up at crime scenes, advancing gun-control policies.
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If jungles is the keyword, NY is screwed.
“The threat evolves, the adversary adapts and we don’t … There will be a seismic shift in Canada regarding security preparations and protocols.”
The killer was identified by U.S. authorities as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who they said was born Michael Joseph Hall but changed his name as part of a conversion to Islam. Officials didn’t offer a motive.
To reform Islam, we can’t just look at what is wrong with the Koran or the Hadiths. We have to ask why these tribal calls for violence and genocide, for oppression and enslavement, appealed to Muslims then and why they continue to appeal to Muslims today.
The modernizers assume that Western Muslims would welcome a reformation of Islam. They are half right. The reformation that they are welcoming is that of the Wahhabis trying to return it to what it was. It’s hard to deny that ISIS touches something deep within Muslims.
Understanding Islam only in terms of the Koran makes it seem as if Muslims are unwillingly trapped by a tyranny of the text, when the text is actually their means of trapping others into affirming their identity.
Reforming Islam is not a matter of crossing out certain words and adding others. Religions carry a powerful set of values that appeal to people on a deep level. To change Islam, we would have to understand why its ugliness still speaks to Muslims. To change it, we have to change them.
Don’t worry. The Obama administration has top men on the job. Top. Men.
Wait. Did he really say taupe men? That makes more sense.
Ichilov Hospital confirmed the report and said that the daughter had been released over a week ago.
“Ismail Haniyeh’s daughter was indeed hospitalized for medical treatment for several days at the hospital,” Ichilov said. “Over 1,000 patients from Gaza and the Palestinian Authority territories – both adults and children – are hospitalized for treatment at our hospital every year.”
Several of Haniyeh’s relatives have received medical treatment in Israel, including his mother in-law and granddaughter, despite the fact that he has pledged Israel’s utter destruction.
A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.
… ecosystems that build up around artificial rigs host 1,000 percent more fish and other sea life than natural habitats such as reefs and estuaries. The California rigs outstripped even famously rich ecosystems such as the coral reefs of French Polynesia.
The environmental jihad against oil predates hysteria about global warming by decades. Oil was an enemy back when people were still fretting over the looming ice age.
Beneath the surface, schools of rockfish, garibaldi and angel fish swim between the risers that are themselves encrusted with coral, sponge, algae, sea urchins, crabs and snails. Like castles in an aquarium, disused platforms are sprawling with underwater residents. But, these creatures shouldn’t make themselves too comfortable, for their habitats may soon be demolished.
Thirty years after it was built and just months after it was abandoned, the High Island 389-A rig will be removed under plans put forward by the US Department of Interior. The department cites concerns about the potential for spills from this well, located within the 56-square mile Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
Critics may find it ironic then that this same department, led by Ken Salazar, wants to blast the High Island structure with explosives, killing thousands of fish and damaging delicate seafloor ecologies in the process.
~~ Via John Wish: GREEN ENERGY WINDMILLS KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BIRDS!
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Everybody is talking about what Sharpton said. But
Note what Chloe said:
“[pause] … Well, in Ottawa … [huh] … The situation is less tense than before … ”
That little “huh” speaks volumes. She summed it all up in a fraction of second. What she said with that tiny little vocalization was “Here I am – with all my college degrees in journalism and years of experience and knowledge, and awareness – in the trenches, reporting back to a pompous self-puffing network anchor who is too stupid to know that I am in a foreign country, too lazy to hear the difference between Ottawa and Iowa, too indifferent and too obsessed with his own agenda to understand or care what the real story is.”
“The ocean is not rising significantly.
“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.
“Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing).
“I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”
“There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future.
“Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant greenhouse gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed.
“The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.”
… a major study aimed at reducing the diffusion of “subversive propaganda” on social media and tracking such Twitter hashtags as #teaparty, the American people have a right to be concerned about political bias and partisanship in the federal bureaucracy.
… this decision by the NSF is but the latest instance in which the federal government has taken upon itself to study how to constrain free speech and political activities, especially by conservatives, following highly publicized attempts by the IRS and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC ).
… a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory.
… NAACP’s leaders appear willing to risk the confusion and disenfranchisement of their own members in order to deceive a Court about common sense election integrity laws speaks volumes about the intellectual bankruptcy of the left’s arguments.
After 2012, Democrats figured out that Republicans do not have the spine to call them on election fraud. Consequently you can expect it to become ever more blatant until the very concept of elections collapses into farce, as in other banana republics.