I’m tracking the so-called major media, looking for the major story about the Million Vet March…
To be fair, CNN, Fox, and NPR did cover the story, mentioning (mumble-mumble) thousand veterans showed up as promised, brought down the barricades, and occupied the memorials. Apparently, some politicians spoke, and The President barricaded The White House against rioters. (Actually, some protesters moved some barricades to in front of the Executive mansion!)
At least it was the lead on Drudge for a while…
No rioters were spotted.
There was no reported violence, or damaging of the historic sites, save the removal of the barricades. One protester was arrested for having handguns in his backpack in D.C.
And no report as to accurate numbers of attendees, either. It’s as though the MSM had an editorial agenda (?)
I was reminded of a Summer protest in front of the Arizona State Capitol. I think it was the weekend after Independence Day, so you know it was hot. The peaceful protesters were speaking out against yet another attempted action by the State and Federal governments, regarding guns and gun control. This was during the time of the Clinton so-called Assault Weapons Ban. Something like 250+ protesters were there, with appropriate signs and speakers. Seems to me Sheriff Mack was there. We drank a lot of bottled water.
And media vans drove around us, but, none stopped or filmed. We didn’t fit the agenda.
For comparison, earlier that year, six (6) people met a couple State legislators on the steps of the capitol to discuss something to do with abortion. THIS made state and national news.
Who are the most powerful persons in any newsroom? The assignment desk and the editors.
It’s all about the agenda.
Or, this just in…WWII Veteran Dies After Parking Lot Beating
No, wait. I’m not bringing THOSE REAL WORLD items up.
I’m talking about history repeating itself. Well, sort of.
Not exactly history, but a theme.
The theme of the Michael Caine film Harry Brown.
You know! The movie where Michael plays an old man (typecasting) who sees London failing around him – graffiti, gang activity, drug abuse. London looks more like Detroit in this movie! Then his best friend gets killed by
a gang misguided yutes. And Harry is alone.
And he decides to revisit HIS youth. Not as a misguided yute, but as a Royal Marine. (!)
You can guess much of the rest of the film. Call it Death Wish On The Thames.
An old man taking back his life by taking direct action against the unintended consequences of the ever-encroaching societal fixes imposed by a socialist regime. (like gun control and a broken judicial system)
Safe to say, it’s powerful stuff. My only complaint is with the heavy accents, subtitles would help us to understand the English.
Of course, the movie got scant play here in the Colonies. I wonder why?
From Fox News:
. . . The plot successfully faked names and signatures on both the Obama and Clinton presidential petitions that were used to place the candidates on the ballot. So many names were forged — an estimated 200 or more — that prosecutor Stanley Levco said that had the fraud been caught during the primary, “the worst that would have happened, is maybe Barack Obama wouldn’t have been on the ballot for the primary.” . . .
In court, former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Chairman Butch Morgan, Jr. was sentenced to one year behind bars, and is expected to serve half that, as well as Community Corrections and probation. Former St. Joseph County Board of Elections worker and Democratic volunteer Dustin Blythe received a sentence of one year in Community Corrections and probation, which means no jail time. . .
AND, yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided that Arizona elections officials violated federal law by requiring voter registrants to provide proof of United States citizenship when registering to vote (via the AZ Motor-Voter Law only).
So, in theory, this decision only affects those States that allow illegal aliens to possess Driver Licenses…
Think this’ll be a problem ?
NAW. (I’m kidding)
“Pay no attention to the illegal voters behind the curtain of the voting booth!”
h/t John Lott
Authorities have identified 19-year-old Matthew Sykora of Yuma as the teen who came across an armed homeowner in the middle of the night during a possible home invasion.Yuma County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to the home in the area of S. Avenue D and County 14th at 1:22 a.m. to find the Yuma teen dead from a single gunshot wound.Sheriff deputies said the homeowner called 911 to report being woken up after hearing sounds in the home.
The homeowner has not been named.
Records show, this was not the teen’s first time in trouble with the law; in January of 2012, Sykora was charged with felony counts of theft and fraudulent schemes.
h/t Dean Weingarten
…is what the anti-rights folks say of legal firearm possession appropriately used:
If I’d been he, I’d prefer the former.
h/t Dean Weingarten
I admit it. I tend to believe in conspiracy theories. Not ALL of them. But, I do believe many times the ‘powers that be’ shield us from all the facts. For our own good. Because, after all, we are children.
JFK, RFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, George Wallace shootings don’t pass my smell test. There’s more there.
911 does. Sandy Hook, maybe not – the jury is still out.
I ran into this video courtesy of Miss Cellania. While I may disagree with some of it’s content, I still found it hilarious.
Sometimes, you just gotta laugh!
One of the things I’ve enjoyed about blogging is finding out persons from all over The United States, in fact, The World have clicked on a posting or a Google/Bing response and found their way here. I’ve stated many times before that I’m continually amazed anyone stops by – so anyone doing so makes me happy. Or used to.
I monitor the (meaningless) statistics about the blog – Where are readers located? How many? Total views for a 24 hour period. Then I compare that to what posts I did that given day in an effort to find more titles/subjects appealing to more readers. It really doesn’t affect my titles or content. I’m compulsive. It’s not as if I make any money doing this!
But, the other day, I quickly inserted a blog post blurb regarding the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, as the reports were coming in. Just the name of the town, Newtown Connecticut was the title.
And I was deeply saddened to see 333 search views in 24 hours! My average is 163 over the previous 28 days!
Are people so ghoulish that this is what drives them? Even worse is so-called ‘news’ organizations are so thirsty to ‘get the story first’ they report anything without verifying facts or sources!
It used to be there was a twenty-four hour news cycle, many times longer. Now it’s minutes; seconds. No time to verify anything, just get ‘it’ out there! If it’s wrong, we’ll submit a correction – or not.
And the people who just can’t wait to hear about the latest exploits of Lindsay Lohan or Honey Boo-Boo are waiting like vultures to lap it up. Or search for it on the Internet.
Join the fun! The Wall Street Journal asks this question today in it’s poll.
Of course, I don’t see any polls regarding BANNING of other inherent rights? (But, I’m silly that way!)
If you wish, visit the link and give your $00.02 worth. As of this writing, it looks as if rights are winning – by a nose.
h/t Tam et al
PS – Per the WSJ, this link no longer works after December 17!
The United States WILL NOT SIGN the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, at least in this go around…
The Citizen’s Committee for The Right To Keep and Bear Arms credits grassroots pressure from the citizenry in this reversal, announced Friday morning. After all, it’s not as if the President and Secretary of State had a change of heart.
LETS KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM WITH PRESSURE ON SENATOR SCHUMER’S LATEST BILL.
THEY’RE GONNA KEEP TRYING, PEOPLE! – Guffaw
h/t CCRKBA, GunMag, SAF
If one actually reads the poorly-worded article, it explains:
“Something must of hit the primer of one of the bullets,” Bentley said. “The bullet stayed in the purse, but its casing put a hole in the purse and caused a minor leg wound.”
Which is what anyone with a passing familiarity with ammunition long suspected. And is why we keep seeing ‘news’ stories with almost all rifles being AK-47s, and all pistols being Glocks.
And small collections being referred to as arsenals.
Not to mention a political agenda.
(personal to my friends in the news biz – this is not an indictment of all news people, just the uneducated – Guffaw)
h/t Yahoo News