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‘Liberty Republican’ Congressional Candidate Offers a New Take on AR-15 Mania: He’s Holding a Giveaway for His Supporters

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The AR-15 is a gun.

And like all guns, it shoots bullets.

And like all semi-autos, it only fires one at a time.

Like all rifles, it’s not used in the commission of the vast majority of gun crime.

However, it looks spookier than something a guy in the mountains might use.

Therefore, I guess…aw, I don’t actually know why…

But for some reason, the media and Democrats have been filling their britches over the gun for ’bout a couple years now.

And filling and filling and filling, ’til it’s in their socks.

And people who’ve witnessed the pile-up have begun filling their own, all over social media.

Because they have no idea — it would appear — what they’re talking about.

Well, everybody grab a clothespin — 31-year-old former Maine state senator and 2020 2nd District congressional candidate Eric Brakey is about to crank the poopin’ people’s output to Overload.

Rather than railing quizzically against a gun that has very little place in American gun deaths, Eric’s going the other way: On Thursday, he announced he’s giving away an AR.

Eric describes himself as a “Liberty Republican,” and he’s sockin’ to those in the political realm calling for confiscation. He’s established the raffle for all contributing to his campaign.

The announcement came on the fourth anniversary of Maine’s “Constitutional Carry” law.

Here we go:

“While Democrats in Washington want to take away our guns, I want to give you one. Private firearm ownership makes us all safer. To celebrate the 4th Anniversary of my Constitutional Carry law and Maine being ranked the ‘Safest State in America,’ we are raffling off an AR-15.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, after the state passed it’s carry law in 2015, overall crime dropped — placing Maine in the #1 spot for safest state in the country.

Additionally, from 2017 to ’18, the crime rate dropped from 9.3% to 14 violations per 1,000.

From the AP:

The figures released Wednesday show an increase in simple assaults and homicides, along with increase in adult arrests, the agency. But all other categories declined. Those include crimes like domestic assault, robbery and aggravated assault, the agency said.

Eric did his best Anti-Beto:

“If you want a Congressman who will stand up to the gun grabbers in Washington D.C., my record in the state of Maine demonstrates that I am the clear choice for Congress in 2020.”

And he tweeted some much-needed fact:

“Functionally, there is no difference between an AR-15 and a hunting rifle. If they can take away one, they can take away the other. As Maine’s next Congressman, I will always protect and defend our 2nd Amendment — just as I did passing Constitutional Carry in the Maine Senate.”

The “current congressman” is Rep. Jared Golden, who opposed Eric’s Carry bill when they were both in the state senate.

So whatcha think about a Representative who gives away an AR-15?

The guy’s going his own way, and I know a few voters who’d greatly appreciate it.

If you’re interested, sign up for the contest. And maybe win a cauldron of evil weapon of war automatic rifle machine gun just plain regular hunting rifle.

-ALEX

 

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Home State Blues: Kamala Harris Gets More Devastating News About Her Campaign in California

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

No matter where 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris goes, she faces an uphill battle.

Nationally, she’s polling in a distant 5th place. In Iowa, where she vowed to “f**king move” in order to win over Democrats in the crucial caucus state, her campaign is cratering.

She’s not doing any better in South Carolina, which has a large percentage of black Democratic voters, nor in New Hampshire.

But it’s her home state of California that perhaps more than any other state is showing her the writing on the wall.

Over a month ago an Emerson University survey showed her in 5th place in California behind Andrew Yang.

Unfortunately for Harris, her numbers in there among Democratic primary voters have not gotten any better over time:

Less than five months before Californians vote in the 2020 presidential primary, a new Change Research poll for KQED shows U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris losing ground to the front-runners, Sens. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and Vermont’s Bernie Sanders.

The poll, taken after last week’s Democratic candidate debate, finds Warren is the top choice of 28% of primary voters, followed by Sanders at 24% and former Vice President Joe Biden at 19%.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is fourth with 9% followed by Harris at 8%. The October survey puts Harris 20 percentage points behind Sen. Warren, compared with a 14 percentage point gap in our September poll.

The poll also shows Harris trailing badly among female voters and Hispanic voters:

By gender, Warren is the top choice of female voters with 31% support, followed by Sanders with 23% and Biden at 21%. Buttigieg and Harris are the choice of 8% and 7% of women respectively.
[…]
Sen. Sanders is the favorite of Latino voters with 28% support, followed by Warren and Biden (22% each), Harris (7%) and Buttigieg (6%). The only Latino candidate, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, is the choice of just 1% of Latino voters in California.

Harris is in decent shape with black Democrats according to the poll (16%), but she still lags behind Biden (30%) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (20%).

As I’ve said before, I believe she’s sticking around at this point as an audition of sorts for vice presidential consideration, but considering she’s in bad shape across all key demographics, I’m not sure how much good she’d do in terms of the female/black vote for Biden or Sanders should they become the nominee. And the possibility of Warren picking another woman as her running mate is very low.

Of course, general elections are much different than primaries so there’s still a chance she could end up as the eventual nominee’s running mate. But as far as her chances go for the nomination itself, it’s all over but the crying at this point, especially when you consider the fact that no recent candidate for president has gone on to be their party’s nominee without winning their home state.

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Tragedy Strikes the Close-Knit Christian Community: a Music Icon’s 21-Year-Old Son Passes Away at Home

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Those of you familiar with Contemporary Christian Music are no doubt aware of TobyMac.

Toby McKeehan began his music career as leader of the rap/rock/soul juggernaut DC Talk in the late 80’s.

The group peaked with a #12 spot on Casey’s Top 40 — courtesy of 1996’s “Between You and Me” — and a mammoth deal with Virgin.

Following their next studio album, Supernatural, each of the group’s three members embarked on a solo career.

Toby’s been flying high ever since — he’s released 7 studio albums, sold millions of records, and won multiple Grammys.

But Tuesday night — or, perhaps, Wednesday morning — brought an all-time low.

The singer’s first-born son — 21-year-old Truett — passed away at home.

As per a statement to the USA Today network by a family representative:

Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville area sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Cause of death has not been determined.

Reps from the Medical Examiner’s Office also offered information to The Tennessean:

Toby was traveling back from Canada and did not get home to be with his family until after midnight last night so there is no statement. We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss.

Truett was himself an aspiring rapper, having released music on multiple platforms under the names Shiloh, TRU, and Truett Foster. He’d also appeared with his famous dad on several tracks over the years.

As relayed by People, “[Toby] recently penned ‘Scars’ after his eldest son left home to pursue his dreams.”

From the song:

“When life cuts so deep try and remember, you are not alone, we’ve all been there, scars come with livin’. You are not alone, we’ve all been there. So lift your head, lift your head, lift your head to where your help comes from.”

Toby explained the pain of change to The Tennessean last October:

“[Truett] moved to L.A. and he’s making music and he’s doing his thing. But to watch him go through that, and watch him get bruised, it’s not easy. So that’s one of the ways life has changed. In that song, I just want him to know he’s not alone.”

See Toby’s moving tribute to Truett as he shares his last moment with his son:

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Truett Foster Mckeehan had joy that took the room when he entered. He was a magnetic son and brother and friend. If you met him, you knew him, you remembered him. His smile, his laugh, the encouragement he offered with words or even without. He had an untamable grand personality and dreams to match. And he hated being put in a box. He expressed himself through the music he made. And by made I mean, written, recorded, produced, mixed, and designed the art. All of it. A true artist. His first show was a week ago, and it was nothing short of electric. Everyone felt it, everyone knew it. He could’ve easily taken the easy route and put music out when he was 12, 14, 16, even 18, but he always said he wanted to live some life and have something to say before he did it. He didn’t want to be a child star, he wanted to be a man with scars and a story to tell. I always admired, respected and encouraged that stand. Truett always had a soft spot for God. The Bible moved him. His heart was warm to the things of his King. He was by no means a cookie cutter Christian but give me a believer who fights to keep believing. Give me a broken man who recognizes his need for a Savior every time. That’s who Truett was and how he should be remembered. My last moment with Truett in person was at his first show this past Thursday at the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. I had to leave the next morning very early to fly and start our Canadian tour. As I stood in the audience and watched my son bring joy to a room, I was as proud as a “pop” (as tru called me) could be. It was the culminating moment of a dream that he had since he was 12. It couldn’t have been sweeter. Our music, and what we say lyrically couldn’t be more different, but the outcome was much the same… offering a room full of people a few minutes of joy in a crazy world. Our last text exchange is shared above (swipe). My wife and I would want the world to know this… We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor. He is the God of the hills and the valleys. And He is beautiful above all things.

A post shared by TobyMac (@tobymac) on Oct 24, 2019 at 2:26pm PDT

Their last text exchange, as shared by Toby:

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[Screenshot from TobyMac via Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/B4BBfFcBeMg/?utm_source=ig_embed]

We never know if today is a bridge to tomorrow or the end of yesterday’s road. Let us all remember to tell those we love how we feel, while they can feel our gratitude.

I’m sure the McKeehan family will be grateful for your prayers.

“We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor.
He is the God of the hills and the valleys.
And He is beautiful above all things.”

-ALEX

 

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Watch: Crenshaw Busts Schiff, Points to Exact Rule in House Rules Book That Gives GOP Access to Impeachment Docs

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After weeks of getting nowhere with Schiff and Co. when it comes to being given full access to impeachment inquiry documents and transcripts from the secretive hearings and witness testimonies, dozens of House Republicans finally organized as a group this week to stop talking and start taking action.

They organized a sit-in Wednesday (complete with lunch served) in the SCIF where the witnesses have been questioned, but ultimately did not get what they wanted from Schiff.

Another Republican who took action but in a different way yesterday was Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX), who tweeted out a video talking about the rules Schiff has made up regarding how this inquiry will be conducted. Here’s how he started out:

“Chairman Adam Schiff says that non-committee members can’t have access to all the hearings and depositions that have been happening with respect to the impeachment inquiry. Is that true?” he wondered.

Crenshaw then pointed to the House Rules and Manual for the current Congress. “Let’s check the House rules,” he stated, opening the book up to page 568 of this document.

Reading the text, Crenshaw said that “Such records shall be the property of the House and each member, meaning we can actually go look at them.”

Here’s a screen grab from the actual rule book, on page 568 (page 567 is where the rules on committee records start):

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At that point, he noted he was going to go downstairs to where the records were kept to see if he would be given access to them.

Watch the video of him pointing out the relevant House rule, and to see what happens when he tries to get access:

He wasn’t allowed to film what was going on inside the secure committee room, but when he came out he stated they would’t let him see anything, saying they repeated the Schiff rule to him about non-committee members and records access.

But Crenshaw said he has spoken to committee members who have also sent letters requesting to see impeachment inquiry documents as well but have also been told no. “Where is the transparency?” Crenshaw asked rhetorically. “There’s none.”

The Democratic clown show continues.

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Joe Biden’s Latest Ad Is Hilarious and the Responses Are Even Better

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Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has demonstrated his propensity for gaffes and being behind the times.

As my colleague Streiff noted on Wednesday, this “behind the times” problem left them open to a great troll from the Trump team when the Biden folks neglected to register the web address for their Latino coalition outreach.

Now, Biden’s latest ad just adds to that “behind the times” perception.

When you look at it, your immediate thought may be: who told him this was a good idea?

We open to what looks like one of those old commercials where an actor who hasn’t worked in years in a dated outfit is selling insurance to the elderly. Cue Uncle Joe.

Gack. What is that?

Now we have no idea what he’s talking about, Vladimir Putin coming after him. But then, neither does he, it’s just a money pitch and word is he’s desperate. This surely shows it.

And let’s stop with this “Russia interfered in our elections” terminology. Russia was behind Facebook pages for and against Trump. And the FBI alleges they were behind the DNC server hack and John Podesta’s email phishing. But because people in media and people like Biden use that terminology, a majority of Democrats reportedly believe that votes were changed or machines were hacked by Russians. If you want to say they tried to influence people’s opinions, that would be more accurate. Should we still be condemning that and trying to prevent it? Yes. But no one except the voters “decided who the president was going to be.” And to suggest that Putin did is a dishonest fiction, pushing this “illegitimate president” theme again.

Let’s also look back to the Obama administration where Biden was the Vice-President, that administration that he has embraced as a big part of his record. The administration that was known for its “flexibility” when it came to Russia. That administration that, knowing everything that Russia was, presented them with a “reset” button (with the wrong word). That administration that allowed Russia to walk into Eastern Europe and steal Crimea from Ukraine, doing nothing in response. That administration who drew red line after red line with Russia-backed Syria and then did nothing as they continued to drop chemical weapons on their people. Indeed there may be no administration in recent history who has bent over more or been so accommodating for Putin than the Obama administration.

Can we ever forget these golden video moments?

Let’s look at the Trump administration, by contrast, since that’s the comparison Joe raised. Let’s disabuse people of this fiction that the present administration has been favorable to Russia.

The Trump administration came in and put more sanctions on Russia on top of the ones already in place, going further than Obama ever had. Here’s a great list of the dozens of Russians people and businesses subject to sanctions and actions. Trump also booted Russian diplomats out. When Syria continued to use chemical weapons, he bombed them. He gave Ukraine lethal weapons to be able to defend themselves, something the Obama administration refused to do. The administration also said they were giving Ukraine $10 million to help build their naval defense against Russia. After the Russians attacked a US base in Syria in Feb. 2018, the Trump administration didn’t set a red line, they dropped bombs on the heads of the Russians, killing hundreds. And let’s not even get into the many ways that Trump, by building up the American economy and the energy industry, stomps all over the Russian agenda. Where Obama stalled the Keystone XL pipeline (there he is being flexible again!), Trump signed executive orders fast-tracking it, for example.

We’d tell Joe to get better ad advice. But then, we’d miss out on laughing at silly things like this.

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Embrace Our Beliefs or Be Canceled

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This is a rather mindboggling story:  A mid-Missouri church has taken issue with a local LGBT group for promoting homosexuality and transgenderism and has demanded local businesses cut ties with these sinners immediately. Though the group, which meets weekly at the Main Street Coffeehouse, has been involved in community outreach, volunteering at the nearby food pantry and homeless shelter, and providing transportation for elderly neighborhood residents to doctors’ appointments, the church, through its leadership team, has called and written multiple letters — both to the businesses in question and the local paper — and launched a petition calling for them to sever ties with the group or “pay the eternal consequences.”

Wait. I got that backwards.

According to the Daily Signal, The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, finds itself in the cross-hairs of activists from the LGBT community due to a recent sermon delivered by its Pastor, Keith Simon, addressing sexuality and transgenderism.

But despite Simon’s efforts to discuss the topic from a loving, biblically informed perspective, local LGBT activists immediately cried foul, launching a petition and demanding local businesses cut ties with the church.

Last Thursday, Sager Braudis Gallery, a local art gallery, was the first to cave to activist pressure. Although the church had financially sponsored the gallery for five years, the gallery said it was severing ties to show “solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community” and to register its protest “against institutions who perpetuate and use their powerful platforms for content of this nature.”

That’s right. There’s a change.org petition exhorting others not to participate in/accept donations from a church because it follows biblical teaching.  From the petition itself:

Hate has no home in Columbia, MO. We reject all who preach or practice hate by taking an active role in rebuking it.

The Crossing Church contributes millions of dollars to businesses and organizations. When they give money to and sponsor local businesses and organizations, they receive promotion in exchange. This promotion implies that the businesses support, or at least approve of, The Crossing’s policies and beliefs.

By continuing a partnership with The Crossing, even after it published an incredibly transphobic sermon, T/F and Ragtag continue to lend legitimacy to this organization and its message. Furthermore, by releasing a statement touting the partnership as “creating a dialog,” it also tells people that this message of hate is one worth hearing. It’s not. It’s hate speech, and it’s harmful.

….

This is a call for them to stay true to their values and mission statement by taking the following actions:

1. End their partnership with The Crossing church

2. Release a public statement condemning The Crossing’s intolerance of LGBTQ+  and Non-Binary people, and reaffirming their own support and dedication for inclusion and protections of all people. 

Until they do these things, they will be boycotted.

As the Signal’s post notes,

Just last month, the church garnered national attention when it helped members of its community pay off unpaid medical bills. Through partnership with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit organization that helps people pay off outstanding medical debt, church members donated more than $430,000, which was used to pay off more than $43 million of medical debt by negotiating with debt collectors.

At the time, Pastor Keith Simon explained the motivation behind his congregation’s generosity: “We do this because we feel like God has been incredibly gracious to us. He’s paid our debts. We think those who follow Jesus should be radically generous with their time, their talent, their treasure.”

But whatever you do, do not partner with that church in any way. Condemn it!

Okay, time for some frank talk from me: I’m a Christian. A Bible-believing Christian. I’m also a sinner. Because…duh – human. I am, of course, familiar with biblical teaching on this — and many other — thorny subjects, though this one seems to be one of the thorniest.  It’s an issue I genuinely wrestle with and I know I’m not alone in that. And I totally understand why members of the LGBT community would take issue with the stance and not want to belong to or associate with the church. I also understand that this isn’t about government suppression or a First Amendment question. I believe in free markets and adore capitalism; I fully support the notion of voting with your pocketbook.

But this goes a step further — a step too far, in my view. These activists are demanding that others not partner with the church (or, presumably, any biblically-based church) for any event/in any way. The price for disregarding? A boycott of your business/event. Don’t you dare associate with them or we will make you pay! And why? Because the church espouses traditional Christian, Bible-based beliefs.

At the close of his sermon, Simon explained that the issue of transgenderism boils down to a question of authority. Who has authority when it comes to our bodies and how we use them? Is it contemporary culture or Jesus? Ultimately, Simon explained, “Jesus is Lord over us, culture, and our bodies.” He finished by exhorting his congregation to show love and compassion to those struggling with gender dysphoria. “Speak the truth in love,” he exhorted.

The church could not have been clearer that the Bible affirms that all people are made in God’s image. Speaking of people who identify with different sexual lifestyles, it stated: “[w]e affirm their full personhood, dignity, and worth. We believe that our government bears a responsibility to protect their lives, dignity, welfare, and all other rights afforded to every other person in this country.”

Per the activists, that is hateful. And it must be condemned. Canceled.

What’s the end game here?


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BREAKING: Judge Rules Father of James Younger WILL Have Say In Any Gender “Transition” the 7 Year Old Boy’s Mother Seeks

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This is a big surprise coming out of the court room in Dallas, TX.

After days of outcry across the political spectrum (and don’t be fooled, this went far past conservative concerns), Judge Kim Cooks has ruled that Jeffrey Younger, the father of James Younger, will have decision making power over the boys medical decisions. This is big news because it appears to grant him the authority to veto any attempts by the mother to “transition” the 7 year old boy into a “girl.”

Here’s a recent video that exposed some of the mother’s mental manipulation of the boy.

Originally, a jury decision had recommended a sole conservatorship and that it not be Mr. Younger in charge. This would have put all decision making power in the hands of his mother, who insanely admitted in court that she decided James was really a girl after he took a liking to a McDonald’s toy.

I’m going to link to the latest media reports on the judge’s ruling but with the caveat that there could be other unforeseen or misunderstood road blocks here. So keep that in mind.

DALLAS, Texas, October 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The judge presiding over the case of Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender “transition,” ruled today that the parents will have joint conservatorship over James, which includes making joint medical decisions for the child.

Judge Kim Cooks of the 255th district also put a gag order on the father so that he cannot speak to the press about the case and decided that the father is not required to pay attorney fees. The judge’s decision means that the Save James website will have to be shut down.

While the gag order may seem a bit much, I think it’s a worthy sacrifice if this truly means Mr. Younger will now be able to veto medical decisions made by his wife, including giving hormone blockers to their young boy. It should also be noted that the mother admitted in court she wasn’t even the boy’s biological mother, instead having him via donor eggs. This may have played a role in the decision.

The father was also relieved of the requirement to pay legal fees, something the mother’s attorneys had requested in the proceedings.

There is some confusion about the details of this rulings that trace back to the original jury decision. It appears the judge overruled the jury in this case, but RedState can not confirm that without more information. We’ll be sure to pass that along when it is available.

What we do know is that this certainly appears to be good news compared to what the expectations were originally.

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A Community Worries as its Esteemed Vagina Museum Applies for a Liquor License

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You know what that vagina museum needs? An alcohol license.

“Which vagina museum,” you ask?

That would be the Vagina Museum set to open November 16th at London’s Camden Market, specifically.

The grand showcase of unshowables is on a mission to spread the word on “gynaecological anatomy and health.”

And to get you liquored up, I guess.

–At that wondrous place — the “world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas.”

As per the website.

Some people are concerned about its petition for a drinks license.

Patricia Thomas, of the Hartland Residents Association, wrote to the Camden Council about it:

“We have no doubt that the museum will try to ensure that no inappropriate parties will be allowed, but stag parties are not known for their respectfulness and hen parties can also be raucous and difficult to control.”

Hen parties!

“If parties become rowdy, they will be removed by security and then end up on our streets, creating public nuisance.”

And what if those stags and hens collide? Treachery could ensue.

As reported by the Telegraph, Patricia’s “particularly alarmed.”

So is Kathryn Gemmell, chair of the Tenants Residents Associations, Camden Town. She expressed worry that the museum is “actively seeking” hen and stag nights.

Nevertheless, on Thursday, the erected salute to unmentionables was granted its license.

Director Florence Schechter announced she was “honoured” by the local authorities’ decision.

She also explained that, at the hearing, she’d “heard and engaged with residents’ concerns.”

Originally, the museum had applied to sell alcohol Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight.

That was so, I suppose, you could say to your buddy, “Hey, it’s 11:00 at night. Let’s go over to the Vagina Museum and grab a beer.”

But prior to the meeting The VM amended its application to the simpler 6:00-10:30 p.m., 7 days a week.

Also granted: the ability to show films between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

There was just one condition imposed by the licensing panel: No more than 100 people may be inside the Vagina Museum at any one time.

So goes the rules and regulations of an esteemed community ornament.

Line up on November 16th for the gallery’s opening exhibit, “Muff Busters: Vagina Myths And How To Fight Them.”

And be sure to stop off at the bar.

Move over, Camden movie theaters; there’s a new first-date go-to in town.

And — if you dare — check out that swag. Are those chicken feet? From the hens?

-ALEX

 

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Hillary Clinton Came Up With an Insane Conspiracy Theory On How Trump Will Win 2020

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Hillary Clinton points to the audience as she is introduced at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 25, 2018. Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute honored Clinton with the 2018 Radcliffe Medal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

I think somebody better check grandma into the old folks home because she might be losing it a bit.

During a recent interview “Campaign HQ” podcast, Clinton was discussing her second favorite punching bag, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and was advancing the narrative that she’s being groomed by the Russians to be a third-party candidate. The host, David Plouffe, asked Hillary what she believes President Donald Trump’s campaign strategy will look like this time around in 2020.

Not content to settle looking like a slightly crazy person by suggesting Gabbard was a Russian asset, she also floated the prediction that the Trump campaign would take to the dark web and release “flashing videos” that would convince people not to vote for Democrats according to the Free Beacon:

Plouffe had asked Clinton what she thought the Trump campaign’s strategy may be. She said its strategy would consist of two parts: dark-web videos and the propping up of a third-party candidate.

The former secretary of state attributed her loss in part to voters seeing “flashing videos” of her on the “dark web” doing “horrible things.”

“I think it’s going to be the same as 2016,” Clinton said. “Don’t vote for the other guy. You don’t like me. Don’t vote for the other guy, because the other guy is going to do X, Y, and Z. Or the other guy did such terrible things. I’m going to show you in these flashing videos that appear and then disappear and they’re on the dark web and nobody can find them, but you’re going to see them and you’re going to see that person doing these horrible things.”

It sounds to me like Clinton is suggesting that the Trump campaign has and is engaging in a form of brainwashing, where they show you a flashing video that wires you to look for certain things to happen.

Just to recap, Trump will win because he brainwashes people with flashing videos, and will also receive help from Russia in the form of a Democrat.

Clinton did not elaborate on whether or not aliens from space would also play a role in the election, or if the Illuminati has anything to do with this.

The thing is, Clinton may not be all that incorrect. I put on my best black cloak, lit my lantern, and ventured deep into the dark web where I discovered a video just as Clinton described. I brought it back, and now you can watch it for yourself below.

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We Need to Talk About Katie Hill and the Media

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This June 2018 photo provided by the Katie Hill Campaign shows Katie Hill on her ranch in Agua Dulce, Calif. Hill running as a Democrat wants to advance her party’s plans to take control of the House by replacing Rep. Steve Knight, who’s seeking a third term in what’s become a lonely GOP outpost , the last Republican-held House seat in strongly Democratic Los Angeles County. (Ben Steinberger/Katie Hill Campaign via AP)

It is a story of love and lust, affairs and scandal, and a good, old fashioned use of power over subordinates in sexual relationships. It’s everything you could want in a political story, and it has captured a lot of attention over the past several days. The story of Rep. Katie Hill is one we at RedState are all too happy the world is paying attention to.

What is less than ideal is the fact that most media outlets, especially the traditional/mainstream and legacy outlets, have decided that the story our Deputy Managing Editor Jen Van Laar has told is not the actual story, nor are they willing to give credit to her for having broken it.

Instead, to most of these outlets, the story is one of a poor Congresswoman whose abusive soon-to-be-ex-husband is leaking photos to make her look bad during divorce proceedings. It’s the story of a woman whose sexuality is being punished. It’s the story of far-right troublemakers posting revenge porn against political opponents. None of that is real, but that is the spin we have seen and will continue to see from people who don’t like the fact that a non-traditional, non-mainstream, and (worst of all) conservative outlet broke the story.

It is because of that hostility to places like RedState, where we do not hide our partisan lean, that actual, real journalism can so often get ignored or butchered. It is journalistic malpractice to pretend that the story Jen broke is anything other than how she has covered it.

CNN’s coverage of the story completely omits any mention of her or RedState. Time did the same thing. Other outlets, like Politico and the Washington Post, refer to the site, but do not link to the piece.

The New York Post was kind enough to link to it, and we could tell the story was of interest to its readers because many of their readers clicked through to see the original reporting. We appreciate that from the Post, and we wish that other outlets would do the same.

This story, the story of Katie Hill, her “throuple,” and her subsequent affairs and scandal, is the story of a person in power who used that power for sexual satisfaction. Because of the nature of the allegations, even the House Ethics Committee is looking into the alleged affair with a congressional staffer – a huge no-no in Congress.

The mainstream media’s attempts to write Van Laar and RedState out of the history of this scandal is saddening, but not entirely unexpected. The work that went into her series of articles detailing the scandal is the footwork of a true journalist. The use of certain images, while holding back on more scandalous ones, showed editorial restraint many outlets seem to have forgotten – that you can post enough to show something happened without posting too much and losing the point of the story.

CNN and other outlets are treating this story like it’s one they just stumbled across, like it’s a story that they plucked off some random corner of the Internet. But it isn’t. I’ve watched the statistics on the stories, and I’ve seen referrals from many different places on the Internet. Places that had the decency to acknowledge that this story was covered elsewhere and provide a link to their readers. They didn’t try to simultaneously write Van Laar and RedState out of the story while also treating it like it was their discovery and also the story is something other than what RedState reported.

The story is not Hill’s response to the allegations. It is not about a nude photo leak. It is not about divorce proceedings. It is not about anything other than Hill’s behavior as a candidate and congresswoman, and her use of power for sexual satisfaction. RedState’s Jen Van Laar did the legwork for a lot of these outlets who wouldn’t have a story if it weren’t for her.

For God’s sake, just admit that.

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