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If You Are an NRA Member San Francisco Just Declared You to Be a Literal Terrorist

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Yesterday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors crawled over the mounds of feces, threaded their way through a forest of contaminated hypodermic needles and circumnavigated the homeless sleeping on the sidewalks to convene for a very important meeting. They voted unanimously to declare the nation’s largest Second Amendment group a domestic terrorist organization. Not a figurative terrorist organization, and actual one.

Read the resolution.

“The NRA conspires to limit gun violence research, restrict gun violence data sharing and most importantly aggressively tries to block every piece of sensible gun violence prevention legislation proposed on any level, local state or federal,” said Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who sponsored the measure. A longtime advocate for gun safety, Stefani also introduced a resolution earlier this year that authorized the San Francisco Police Department to use funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to help improve the collection, management and analysis of gun-crime evidence.

“When they use phrases like, ‘I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands’ on bumper stickers, they are saying reasoned debate about public safety should be met with violence,” she said.

This is the kind of kabuki that so typically comes from far left sh**holes, like San Francisco, where real problems are ignored in favor of virtue signalling but it should be a warning to all of us. Consider the implications. If the NRA is a terrorist organization and you are a member, guess what? If you donate to the NRA-ILA, do you know what that potentially means? If you distribute their materials or wear their trademarked gear, what does that make you? And while San Francisco can’t go after the NRA, per se, this could easily become a virtual bill of attainder for such NRA members and gun owners that may exist in San Francisco County.

These people are not concerned about public safety. They aren’t interested in any kind of a negotiated agreement. They are after total victory and the confiscation of all firearms not in the hands of law enforcement, the military, or the personal protection details assigned to safeguard the persons of the people voting on these resolutions.

As I posted over the weekend, talking to these

people about gun control is a chump’s game. Their objective is clear and if you are engaged in this kind of negotiation you are part of the problem.

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Woman Trapped In SUV Due To Flash Flood Calls 911, Dispatcher Reprimands Her In The Moments Before She Drowns

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An Arkansas woman, Debra Stevens, was delivering newspapers during a pre-dawn storm on August 24th when she encountered a flash flood. A news release from the Fort Smith Police department said her SUV had been “swept away” and had “settled in a copse of trees off the roadway and amid rising waters.”

Stevens called 911 and the call was answered by dispatcher Donna Reneau. Reneau had recently given her notice and this was her last day on the job.

The police have released an audio recording of Stevens’ desperate last moments during which Reneau is heard saying, “Well, this will teach you next time don’t drive in the water.”

Here is an excerpt from the phone call.

Stevens: “I can’t get out and I’m scared to death ma’am. Please help me. I don’t want to die.”

Reneau: “You’re not going to die. Hold on for a minute.”

Stevens: “How long’s it gonna take?”

Reneau: “I don’t have an officer available, so it’s going to take a minute. So, I’m gonna try to get somebody out there to you, okay?”

Stevens: “How long’s it gonna take? Please –”

Reneau: “Listen to me. I need you to calm down and hold on.”

Stevens: “I’m just scared ma’am. I’m sorry.”

Reneau: “I understand that you’re scared but there’s nothing I can do sitting in a chair. So, you’re going to have to hold on and I’m gonna send you somebody, okay?”

Stevens: “I’m scared. I never had anything like this happen to me before. I’m scared.”

Reneau: “Well, this will teach you next time don’t drive in the water.”

Stevens: “I couldn’t see it ma’am. I’m sorry or I wouldn’t have.”

Reneau: “I don’t know how you didn’t see it. You had to go right over. So…”

When rescuers arrived at Stevens’ vehicle 90 minutes later, she had drowned.

The Fort Smith Police department issued a statement:

The 911 operator who took the call dispatched Fort Smith Fire and Police units who were inundated with 911 calls from other citizens also stranded in flood waters.

Also exacerbating response and rescue efforts were the facts that Mrs. Stevens was having trouble describing her exact location and flooding limited the ability of first responders to reach her. When first responders were finally able to pinpoint the location of Mrs. Stevens’ vehicle, the swift, rising water made immediate rescue impossible. An officer on scene removed his duty gear, donned a life vest, and was ready to enter the current tied to a rope but the speed and volume of water made this attempt futile. When first responders were finally able to reach Mrs. Stevens and extract her from the vehicle, she had tragically succumbed to drowning.

The department’s chief, Danny Baker, issued a statement.

We are heartbroken for this tragic loss of life and my prayers are with Debra’s family and friends.

All of our first responders who attempted to save Mrs. Stevens are distraught over the outcome. For every one of us, saving lives is at the very core of who we are and why we do what we do. When we are unsuccessful, it hurts.

(Scroll down for a timeline from the morning of August 24th.)

Although Reneau took the proper actions and rescue workers were dispatched within minutes, it’s so sad that Stevens’ final terrifying moments were spent speaking with someone so lacking in compassion.

 

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Debra Messing Thinks You’re Stupid

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Hollywood actress Debra Messing, best known for her role as “Grace” in the show “Will and Grace,” called for the creation of a list of Hollywood industry professionals who are pro-Trump so that would allow the leftist elite in Hollywood to never work with them again.

It all started when Will McCormack learned that President Donald Trump would be holding a fundraiser in Beverly Hills during Emmy week. McCormack told The Hollywood Reporter to compile a list of people attending the event so that everyone else can be clear about who not to work with in the future.

Messing sent out a simple tweet in response saying “co-signed.”

Both of these tweets were greeted with criticism and anger, and rightfully so. This is pure McCarthyism in a time when people who support Trump are punished. In Hollywood, which is dominated by radical leftism, any actor seen promoting Trump would likely lose the ability to work in that town ever again.

On Tuesday, McCormack attempted to assure everyone that he’s not creating a blacklist and despises discrimination of any kind. Messing posted the message on her own Instagram, reassuring everyone of their intent behind collecting the names and forming a list of Trump supporters.

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The problem is that McCormack and Messing both endorsed putting people’s names on a list compiled by the media in order to make it hard for them to get work in the future. This is the very definition of blacklisting. McCormack and Messing are attempting to tell us that what they’re doing is something different than the very definition of what they’re doing.

What angers me about this is that Messing is essentially trying to sell the idea that she’s completely innocent of something horrible, and the problem is that we’re actually at fault because we’re just misunderstanding her.

In other words, we’re the stupid ones, not her.

The reality is that Messing and McCormack are both trying to destroy the lives of others because they disagree with them politically. This is disgusting. It’s a testament to their character that they’re not only willing and ready to sink careers over a vote, but that they’re willing to blatantly lie about the fact that they’re trying to do it as well.

Messing and McCormack do discriminate. They do seek to punish Republicans for being Republican. That’s the bottom line.

They need to own it and do one of two things. They can admit their fault and apologize for not only trying to urge the creation of a blacklist but trying to convince everyone that they’re mistaken for believing it, or they can own it and double down on it.

I’d almost rather them do the latter. At this point, at least I could say they’re being honest. An apology would be great, but I’m not sure I’d believe it.

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Marble Halls & Silver Screens w/Sarah Lee Ep. 4: The ‘Ted Cruz & Alyssa Milano Square Off On Gun Violence’ Edition

On this week’s episode of Marble Halls & Silver Screens, I try to tackle a subject that it’s fair to wager nearly everyone in the country — on both sides of the debate — has considered and perhaps even wavered on: the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms in the face of people who would abuse it and go on a shooting spree like the one that happened last week in Odessa-Midland, TX.

Actress Alyssa Milano, notable for using Twitter as a bit of a bludgeon and showing up to add to the madness that was the Kavanaugh hearing, has, to her credit, become a bit more self-aware of late and begun to ask questions that she thinks she knows the answer to (but at least she’s asking.) After the drive-by shooting that took place in Texas last week, she posed a question to the world in response to a a tweet sent by a Texas legislator which asserted owning a firearm is “God-given right”.

I tried to answer her in my small way:

But Senator Ted Cruz of Texas had the same idea and rather brilliantly explained in a thread just exactly where in the bible you could find justification for self-defense and how the Founding Fathers saw the right to self-defense as unalienable and codified it in the 2nd Amendment. People make the mistake that 2A is about guns. It’s not. While those who oppose it have tried to turn the idea of freedom into something hokey and backwards, it’s what people all over the world are interested in applying to their lives when they cross oceans to come here. And the 2nd Amendment gives them the freedom to defend their lives, their family’s lives, and everything they’ve built from anyone (including a tyrannical government).

Of course it’s terrible that people abuse their freedoms. Children do that, usually harmlessly, and require a lesson in why it’s a bad move. If they don’t receive those lessons, they grow into men and women who continue abusing those freedoms in more dramatic ways, sometimes with deadly consequences. But their abuse does not make freedom evil, nor does it mean those freedoms should be restricted.

Perhaps if Milano agrees to debate Cruz as she’s suggested above, he will make that case to her. There’s even a possibility she could come up with some ideas about how to identify people who may have evil intent to abuse those rights essential to liberty before they carry them out. Have Ted Cruz and Alyssa Milano struck the first blow in the vicious and divisive political debate and begun the process of moving things back to clear-headed idea sharing?

We shall see.

On the rest of the show, I review the truly excellent “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” a gorgeous, semi-autobiographical film from a first-time filmmaker that deals with culture clashes, race differences, and gentrification in a troubled city. But mostly it deals with family legend and friendship and it’s beautiful.

Rounding out this week’s show is a discussion of the new Hollywood Blacklists, and the oddness of revisiting the Red Scare that ruined careers in Hollywood. Strange to see the progressive actors and actresses of Will & Grace calling for one.

Listen to the show in full on Spotify. You can also find me at Apple Podcasts and at Spreaker.

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Boston Police Union Rips ‘Squad’ Member Ayanna Pressley For Her Support of Violent Antifa Activists

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is in hot water with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association after she tweeted out a show of support for the Antifa thugs who were arrested on charges of violence against police officers at Saturday’s “Straight Pride” parade in Boston.

The Boston Herald reports:

The union sent Pressley a letter to “strongly protest” her support for people arrested for protesting the parade.

“My members have informed me that the individuals who were arrested Saturday were not peaceful protesters but were committing crimes of assault against Boston Police Officers,” the letter obtained by the Herald reads. “In fact at least four officers were injured by the actions of some protesters. The officers were screamed at, abused and fought by these so-called peaceful protesters.”

The letter adds, “Your actions in support of these individuals serves only to encourage criminal and disruptive behaviors such as those suffered by my members this weekend. This attitude also contributes to the growing we/they attitude against police officers in this country.”

An online fundraiser initiated by the Lucy Parsons Center, a Jamaica Plain anarchist bookstore, has raised more than $24,000 from 698 people for the legal costs of the 36 people arrested at the Straight Pride Parade. Pressley, who represents much of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, retweeted a link to the fund on Monday.

She later said, “I don’t think they should have been arrested, and that’s why I’ve been promoting a bail fund to support them. … They were protesting a racist, fascist, demonstration.”

Here’s the tweet Pressley sent out encouraging people to support the bail fund for the arrested Antifa agitators:

Per the Herald, several of those arrested have already appeared in court:

The 36 people arrested at the controversial parade on Saturday began appearing in court Tuesday. Nine are accused of assaulting police, injuring four officers. Those defendants and others were variously charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Independent journalist Andy Ngo tweeted out the arrest log, which shows what charges were filed:

Pressley is pushing back on the Boston police not by denying she supports the Antifa activists, but by insinuating the police might have asked for it:

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who boosted a protester bail fund over the weekend, called for an “independent investigation” into what happened between Boston Police and protesters at the Straight Pride Parade — which devolved into chaos and led to dozens of arrests.

Pressley, speaking in Roxbury Tuesday, also pushed for more police body cameras to show what happens in future incidents.

“A lot of the reason we don’t have a picture of what transpired is because there’s no documenting,” Pressley said, saying she believes body cameras would show if police used de-escalation techniques, and if people were provoked.

“The footage I have seen only leaves me with more questions,” Pressley said.

In response to the letter, Pressley also stated she does not approve of the use of violence and supports people’s right to protest.

She says that, but her actions speak louder than her words.

What she’s done here is two-fold: In responding to the letter, she hinted she believes officers may have “provoked” the attacks that allegedly happened (and in essence suggesting that the violent responses from Antifa were justified). And by posting the tweet, she’s more or less said that regardless of what the charges are and whether or not they hold up in a court of law, she stands behind Antifa against the “#LGBT hate march”, although it’s not clear what specific “hate” she’s referring to (to my knowledge, none of the straight pride marchers were arrested).

Though people disagree on whether or not marches like Straight Pride marches are a good idea, what is not disputable outside of the fever swamps of the activist left is the fact that Antifa is a violent movement. It has an established history of violence, and their violence is not solely visited upon white supremacists and racists but instead anyone who they decide deserves it on any given day (usually people who have the audacity to agree with Antifa and the far left).

In addition to committing violence against those who disagree, Antifa thugs are also proponents of private property destruction.

Ayanna Pressley isn’t stupid. She knows this. But she, like Squad leader Rep. AOC, has chosen to throw her lot behind these thugs because narratives and what not.

Read the full letter the BPPA sent to Pressley here.

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Dave Chappelle’s Audience Reviews are In, and the People Made It Clear that the Critics are Very Wrong

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Yesterday I covered how Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “Sticks and Stones” wasn’t fairing very well with audience critics, despite the fact that every person I’ve spoken to had nothing but great things to say about it.

As I’ve said in my own recommendation, “Sticks and Stones” isn’t going to agree with everyone’s political — and definitely not moral — sensibilities, but he is happy to shove the PC and cancel culture nonsense back into the faces of the people that spew it. It’s dirty and at times wrong, but it’s refreshing regardless.

(READ: Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, And Ignore The Outrage Brigades)

Because Chappelle went and practiced comedy like a comedian should and avoided resorting to the social justice left approved “clapter” that we’ve seen so many “comedians” resort to, the left hated “Sticks and Stones” and proceeded to try to put it down wherever they could. This included on Rotten Tomatoes where for a good long while, Chappelle’s special sported a 0 percent rating.

For some reason, Rotten Tomatoes took their sweet time in releasing the audience scores, but now that they have, we can get a good idea of how good it actually is.

The audience rating is currently at 99 percent.

For those unfamiliar with how the rating system on Rotten Tomatoes works, the critic score is often something you ignore and the audience score is what you actually want to pay attention to. Too often, the critic score isn’t based on whether or not the movie is actually enjoyable, but what it does.

For instance, 2018’s Death Wish starring Bruce Willis was one of the standout movies of that year for me. It dealt very well with the issue of private gun ownership and promoted the idea of the good guy with the gun. Most importantly, it was just a good movie all around. Well paced and very entertaining. The audience, however, gave it a 73 percent rating.

Critics hated the movie because it was so pro-gun and resonated too much with a narrative they’d been trying to craft about how all guns in any situation are evil. It currently sits with a 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes despite the fact that the movie is entertaining and a fresh look at the gun issue.

(READ: “Death Wish” Is The Movie America Needs And Deserves Right Now)

On the flipside, Captain Marvel has a 78 percent critic score while the audience gave it a 55 percent rating and that was after some tampering by Rotten Tomatoes to make the audience score look better. Captain Marvel was a pro-feminist flick with a lot of feminist messaging and as such, critics liked what it did politically and rated it that way. Regardless, it wasn’t a very good movie and the audience had its way with a lower score.

If you really need a solid look at how the critics think, then look no further than the score comparison between “Sticks and Stones” and “Bring Down the House,” the propaganda “documentary” about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Coming back to Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” we see, once again, just how much the critic score needs to be ignored. Chappelle’s special is a laugh-out-loud stand-up routine that actually has moments where Chappelle actually makes you think but doesn’t make you think for long. He’s there to make you laugh, not convince you of something.

And this is why critics hate it and audiences love it. Chappelle actually did comedy and the audience couldn’t be more thrilled that they finally have a comedian who is there for the sake of comedy and isn’t going to be hemmed in by the boundaries set by the people who should be the last to tell us what is right and wrong.

Chappelle’s 99 percent rating is earned. Ignore the critics.

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Founder Of Conversion Therapy Group Comes Out As Gay

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In 1999, McKrae Game founded a group based on the Exodus International organization called Truth Ministry. Truth Ministry grew into one of the largest conversion therapy groups in the US. These organizations taught that gay men and women could change their sexual orientations through prayer and psychotherapy. Exodus disbanded in 2013 because its leaders believed they were doing more harm than good. At that time, Game changed the name of his group to “Hope for Wholeness,” but carried on.

In 2017, Game was fired by the organization’s board of directors.

In June, Game came out publicly as gay.

In a video from Charleston, SC newspaper, Post and Courier, Game discusses his “severed ties with the conversion therapy movement” and how he is “trying to come to terms with the harm he inflicted while also learning to embrace a world and community he assailed for most of his adult life.”

Game told the Post and Courier he now believes ex-gay therapy is a lie. “Conversion therapy is not just a lie, but it’s very harmful.”

Game, 51, is married to a woman. He describes telling his wife that his “attractions [to men] are worse than they ever were. I struggled more so trying to deny them than being able to accept my attractions and just say, you know, I’m a gay man.”

The former minister put out a lengthy statement on Facebook last week in which he apologized for the harm he has caused and asked for forgiveness from those he has hurt. He wrote:

I WAS WRONG. Please forgive me.

I certainly regret where I caused harm. Promoting the triadic model that blamed parents and conversion or prayer therapy, that made many people believe that their orientation was wrong, bad, sinful, evil, and worse that they could change was absolutely harmful.

It’s all in my past, but many, way TOO MANY continue believing that there is something wrong with themselves and wrong with people that choose to live their lives honestly and open as gay, lesbian, trans, etc. Learn to love yourself and others.

According to UCLA’s Williams Institute, “almost 700,000 LGBT-identifying adults have gone through some form of conversion therapy as of 2018.”

The Human Rights Campaign reports:

To date, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico all have laws or regulations protecting youth from this harmful practice. Seven of these state laws were enacted under Republican governors. A growing number of municipalities have also enacted similar protections, including at least fifty cities and counties in Arizona, Florida, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.

Game’s full Facebook post can be viewed below.

 

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The Washington Post Just Straight Up Lies About a Trump Quote, Then Doubles Down

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But do tell me more about how we should trust our moral, unbiased betters in the mainstream media.

Yesterday, Donald Trump was asked if he had a message for Poland on the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion. Part of the answer he gave is that he wanted to “congratulate” Poland and this led to the snark being unleashed at The Washington Post, because they are really smart and stuff.

President Trump is known to make the odd comment here and there about foreign nations, often because he doesn’t seem particularly versed in what’s happening in them. But even by his standards, this was quite a weekend.

Trump was asked Sunday about the trip to Poland he canceled to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Asked if he had a message for that country, which was commemorating the anniversary of the start of World War II, Trump decided to … congratulate it?

So did this really happen? Did Donald Trump actually congratulate the Polish on being invaded by the Nazis as the headline and lead in state?

In a word, no, no he didn’t. Here’s the full quote with the full context, which is actually in the Post article, yet their editors still thought framing it the way they did was a honest portrayal.

I do have a great message for Poland. And we have Mike Pence, our vice president, is just about landing right now. And he is representing me. I look forward to being there soon.

But I just want to congratulate Poland. It’s a great country with great people. We also have many Polish people in our country; it could be 8 million. We love our Polish friends. And I will be there soon.

He was congratulating them on being a “great country with great people.” That’s the very next line, so there is no confusion about what he was saying.

You see, great countries with great people often have a tendency to survive incredibly trying situations and oppressive horrors. The Polish people did that, from the Nazis to the Soviet occupation. This shouldn’t be difficult to understand, but the Post’s Aaron Blake (who fancies himself as a “fact-checker” of sorts) is either too much of a hack or too intellectually vapid to give an honest account here. Nowhere does the President congratulate them on being invaded or even suggest such. It’s not just an uncharitable reading of his comments, it’s so ludicrous as to show immense bias by any reporter who would present it as such.

Given the actual context, what’s the Post do? Why, they double down of course and up the snark to eleven.

Man, they are just so smart and so knowledgeable, aren’t they? I’m glad we have them here to set us straight. Also, want to know where the Post first got this story from?

I actually saw the original tweet by Rupar before the Post ran with it. Even then, it was obvious Trump hadn’t said what he was being accused of. Rupar’s entire shtick is to selectively edit clips of Trump and present them as accurate translations so he can snark and scoff. Amazingly, the media don’t go after him for it despite the fact I’ve been assured selectively edited videos are harmful. I guess that treatment is reserved for fork lift drivers in New York who make meme videos.

These outlets are just pure garbage at this point, only worthy of mention to critique and ridicule.

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Candace Owens Relives Last Year’s Chicken and Waffles Antifa Antagonism and Pegs the Group Perfectly (Video)

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[Screenshot from Daily Caller, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=240&v=gRYFFgtcAwg]

 

In July of last year, conservative commentator Candace Owens and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk went out for some chicken and waffles for breakfast.

It didn’t go nicely — a group of goons showed up to ruin the experience with chants of “F*** the bourgeoisie!”

In case you’re unclear, the word means — according to Oxford — “the capitalist class who own most of society’s wealth and means of production.”

Obviously, that’s another way of saying “individuals who own businesses.” The Big Business socialist alternative, of course, is the politicians (via the government) owning all products and means of production and doling out resources as they choose — at whatever monopolistic price they demand.

That was the initial protest of choice. One participant sported a shirt which read “Feast on Those Who Subdue Us.” Another few shouted through bullhorns.



Imagine getting a shower, getting dressed, getting in your car — along with a bullhorn with fresh batteries and homemade signs. Imagine driving across town to a place where you’ll stand outside and yell, making an absolute fool of yourself.

Now conceive of, if you will, how armed with information you’d have to be in order to do that.

Imagine how much you’d have studied, how powered by information you’d be, how armed with knowledge…in order to do something that most all who saw would immediately consider abjectly insane.

Yet, as Candace rightly points out — while she watches the video in a clip provided by The Daily Caller — many who do the above haven’t even paused to find out the meaning of words they’ll be using:

“This isn’t the most educated bunch, I’d say. I mean, they are named ‘Antifa,’ and what they literally do is shut down speech. They are the actual fascists, and they call themselves the anti-fascists. So there’s that.”

Another choice chant: “”F*** white supremacy.”

“I don’t think they had processed that they were the white people and I was black,” she marvels.

And here’s Candace saying what I seem to be constantly writing out of reflexive necessity:

“They just say everything over and over again because they’re just used to it. There’s no thinking involved.”

That’d be a Bingo!

Candace compares the goob crew to characters from Game of Thrones:

“They’re just, like, a mob of White Walkers.”

So what’s the goal of the mob? Candace thinks she knows:

“They don’t want us to be heard. That’s the whole point of a fascist, right? They don’t want us to be heard. Because there’s nothing that we say that advocates for white supremacy, but in order for them to pretend that we do, they have to shout that and hopefully confuse people that are walking around that they’re actually combating white supremacy…by kicking a black girl out of a restaurant.”

Watch Candace review the absolute mania — the screams, the whistles, the lunacy. At 8:30 in the morning.

We’ve got a big problem.

-ALEX

 

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Mayor of Democratic Chicago Places Blame for the City’s Extreme Violence Squarely Where it Belongs: on Republicans

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Chicago’s Democratic Mayor has an interesting way of interpreting things.

On Monday night, Lori Lightfoot blamed the violence in her city — not on evil, cultural regression, family disintegration, religious decline, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, video games, or the city’s Democratic leadership and policies. Nope — It’s all ‘causa them there Republicans.

She wasn’t playing around — Lori told Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to “keep [Chicago’s] name out of [his] mouth.”

Geez.

The mayor also posted a chart indicating 60% of guns come from outside the state:

“60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL—mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth.”

Okay…so if Republicans are responsible for the majority of her city’s violence because they occupy leadership roles in states from which Chicago’s criminals get 6 out of 10 of their guns…

Then is she also admitting that Democrats are squarely responsible for 40% of Chi-town’s murders?

Here’s her tweet, which — it should be noted — was in response to Ted’s use of the city as an example of gun control’s inadequacy:

In case you were wondering — the Chicago Tribune lays out some of the Windy City’s gun laws:

City residents can own firearms but with several conditions: You must be 21 years old and possess a firearm owner’s identification (FOID) card and concealed carry license, both issued by Illinois State Police.

Prior to getting a concealed carry license, residents must complete a 16-hour training course, which includes a gun range test that residents must pass, as well as coursework on gun safety. They are also subject to a background check and must pay a $150 application fee. Applicants may be denied a concealed carry license, or have law enforcement agencies object to their applications, if they have particular criminal convictions.

Those who keep guns in the home must hold only a valid FOID card. Gun owners who carry a firearm outside the home must have an FOID and a concealed carry permit.

Over the weekend, seven people were shot to death and 53 were injured by gunfire in Chicago.

The city hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1931.

-ALEX

 

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