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Please Contact The Senate By CLICKING BELOW – NOW!

(as received in my Email, yesterday, from The National Association For Gun Rights  :-(  )

It Passed…

Dudley Brown

To

Me
Sep 9 at 7:55 AM

Guffaw,

I’ve got bad news.

Last night, Harry Reid’s attempt to muzzle pro-gun free speech with a new

Constitutional amendment passed its first Senate vote with enough Republican support
to secure the 2/3 needed for final passage.

Fortunately, we’ve still got time to convince swing Senate Democrats and
weak-kneed Republicans to change their minds before the final Senate vote happens
in the next few days.

Please sign your Emergency Fax Petition against SJR-19 by clicking here so we can

deliver it to your Senators while there’s still time.

Then, if you live in one of these swing-Senators’ states, please let them know you’re
disappointed they voted to advance the anti-gun and anti-free speech Constitutional
amendment yesterday.
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
(202) 224-3004
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi)
(202) 224-5054
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana)
(202) 224-5824
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
(202) 224-4944
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina)
(202) 224-6342
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
(202) 224-2523
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado)
(202) 224-5941
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas)
(202) 224-2353
Remember, the goal of this amendment is to eliminate our ability to band together to
oppose gun control and expose anti-gun politicians for their voting records. It’s vital we stop it now.

So, please sign your Emergency Fax Petition against SJR-19 by clicking here right away.

–Dudley

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The Most TRANSPARENT Administration In History – NOT!

Joel brings us the following:

Best Headline Ever:

Yes, “FOIA Denial Officer” Is a Real Job Title in the “Most Transparent Administration in History”

You hear it here, first!

Well, third…

:-)

denied

****-Related

From Alphecca

Researchers in Washington State studied the lives of people who were admitted to hospitals with firearm injuries. From the Seattle Times:

The study highlighted a strong correlation between firearm-related hospitalizations and poor outcomes after being discharged, including repeated hospitalization, commission of crime and death. A quarter of those hospitalized for a firearm-related injury were arrested for firearm-related crime within the next five years.

Researchers found that those hospitalized with a gun-related injury who had a prior arrest for gun-related or violent crime were 43 times more likely to be slain within the next five years than those without either.

no gangsYou can read this whole article and not find a clear reference to “gangs.”

This is me after reading the article:

shocked_to_find_gamingAfter all, skewing reports to reflect a political agenda would never happen?

Yeah, right.

 

Religious Freedom

Police Officer Demoted for Refusing to Attend Islamic Event

A Federal court in Denver ruled that it is acceptable for a police chief to order subordinates to attend an Islamic event — even if they object based on religious reasons.

When Paul Fields, a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer, objected to being forced to go to an Islamic mosque that had featured a controversial speaker (who promotes the destruction of Western civilization and the creation of an Islamic caliphate), he was ordered by superiors he must attend the mosque or suffer the consequences.

Paul Fields is a Christian.

As a Christian, his unwillingness to attend centered around the fact he did not want to go to a religious event where the topics being covered “discussed Islamic beliefs, Muhammad, Mecca, and why and how Muslims pray.”

Fields, who was one of the key officers that lead a protection program for the mosque, …

Now, I believe in the rights enumerated in the First Amendment.  Speech, Press, Assembly.  Freedom of Religion (or from Religion) as mandated by State authority.

Doesn’t such an order violate such a Right?

I’m betting this was all done in the name of political correctness and inclusion.  Because, after all even the opinions of those seeking to destroy us have value.  (yeah, right – Guffaw)

I’m certain Hillary Clinton would agree.  Except she stated legal firearms owners are terrorists and as such have no right to an opinion!

h/t Preserve Freedom

Sometimes, Justice Prevails!

(Courtesy of Irish)

Woman charged with wiretapping for filming cops wins $57,000 payout

 As long as you don’t interfere with them doing their job it should be legal. Videotaping would
help keep everyone in line.

A local New Hampshire police department agreed Thursday to pay a woman who was arrested and charged with wiretapping $57,000 to settle her civil rights lawsuit. The deal comes a week after a federal appeals court ruled that the public has a “First Amendment” right to film cops.
The plaintiff in the case, Carla Gericke, was arrested on wiretapping allegations in 2010 for filming her friend being pulled over by the Weare Police Department during a late-night traffic stop. Although Gericke was never brought to trial, she sued, alleging that her arrest constituted retaliatory prosecution in breach of her constitutional rights. The department, without admitting wrongdoing, settled Thursday in a move that the woman’s attorney speculated would deter future police “retaliation.”

MORE HERE

There is that part mentioned without admitting wrongdoing which does disturb me, however…

Anton Szandor LaVey and Aleister Crowley Must Be Dancing!

Somewhere…

In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised. Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath a pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma.

The statue is a direct response to the state’s installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012. State Representative Mike Ritze paid for the controversial statue with his own money, and therefore it was considered a donation and OK to place on government property. Following that line of reasoning, the Satanic Temple submitted a formal application for their monument.

As Trait Thompson of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission told CNN last December, “Individuals and groups are free to apply to place a monument or statue or artwork.” The applications are then approved or rejected by the Commission. Unfortunately, the state has placed a halt on issuing permits for any other monuments until a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Ritze’s Commandments monument is settled.

satanicNow I’m all about freedom OF religion and freedom FROM religion, when it comes to State entities.  But, paradoxically I do support the notice that the Judeo-Christian ethic helped found this great nation.  I’ve no problem with the Ten Commandments being posted proudly in the Supreme Court chamber, for example.

But, I don’t remember any Satanists (not to be confused with Wiccans or practitioners of Santaria) being involved in the crucible of the United States.

h/t Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog, vice.com

Returned For Re-Grooving!

There’s been much ‘press’ lately with regard to sports team owners and figures expressing themselves, and being held accountable for their statements.  Regular readers know I’ve little interest in sports, so if I get some details wrong forgive me I don’t care!

  • a team owner makes some statements about some players using politically incorrect language.  This was thought to be a private conversation, but it was taped and the tape ‘leaked’.  The owner has been lambasted in the media and forced by the parent organization to give up rights to be in the same geographic area as the team, and to renounce team ownership.
  • another team player ‘came out of the closet’.  A different player tweeted some disparaging comments about the newly outed player and has been called to account.  He has apologized, and penalties are being applied.
  • a couple of players have publicly displayed their religious views (one by openly praying before games) and both have been harshly criticized for being so open with their beliefs.  It’s interesting to note that the religion in question is Christianity.

I know there have been many other such incidents – after all, many professional sports players are recruited out of high school, and haven’t finished college, and based on their status have money and fame thrust upon them.  This unfortunately means in some cases they haven’t been properly educated in ethics, etiquette or how to interact properly in the public arena.  They are as rock stars or kid TV stars turned adult.

And they have the rights to their opinions and their religions, even if we might disagree with them!

Of course, in this New World Order of political correctness, we’re not allowed to think that way.  I understand the player who made disparaging remarks is being sent to mandatory sensitivity training!

Returned for Re-Grooving, indeed!

Their first album, “Waiting for the Electrician or Someone like Him” (1968) includes a satirical tale of the future based on the values of the psychedelic sixties. In particular, there is one track involving two police officers of the future traveling together in their patrol car. As part of their duties, they have to check to see if all of the citizens are “groovy.” If a citizen looks suspicious, the police would stop them, ask them some pointed questions to determine their grooviness, what drugs they were carrying, as well as to check their clothing and body paint. If the citizen wasn’t compliant, he/she would be “taken away for regrooving” which meant a massive reorientation to bring them up to date with the times. (from Tim Bryce’s blog, musing on the Firesign Theatre)

Yeah, not so much…

 

More Hollywood Hypocrisy?

Or just in need of further education?

sarah shahi

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi plays Sameen Shaw in the CBS drama “Person of Interest” and has also appeared in shows like “Fairly Legal” and “The L Word.” The 34 year old Texan native is descended from Persian royalty, an ex-Dallas cheerleader and a pretty good shot, too. The married mom of a three year old son spoke to FOX411 about the show, being a cheerleader and gun ownership. (…)

(…)If you own a gun you need to educate yourself. It can’t fall into the wrong hands. There should be mental checks. More background checks go into adopting a dog then someone walking into a store and being able to buy a gun. I think that’s not right.  (Fox 411)

Obviously, she needs to be educated at the very least.  I love the show Person of Interest.  And her’s is an interesting character.  But comments as above show a lack of knowledge of the issues.  Of course, they don’t interview and quote unknown, anonymous, disabled, old man bloggers.  Just beautiful people.

AND, she already HAS her gun!

h/t Maddened Fowl

A ROBBERY At A Gun Shop!

Officer involved shooting near Phoenix gun shop

By Jim Cross
Originally published: Mar 3, 2014 – 6:31 am
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Officer involved shooting near 19th Avenue and Camelback Road after an attempted robbery at a gun shop. (Jim Cross/KTAR)

PHOENIX – A robbery at a gun shop in Phoenix led to an officer involved shooting early Monday.

Officers and a SWAT team were searching for one suspect in the area of 19th Avenue and Camelback Road shortly after 6 a.m. while two others had been detained.

One suspect may have been shot in the hand. No officers were hurt.

Traffic was stopped between Camelback and Missouri roads on 19th Avenue for a couple of hours but have since been re-opened.

As of 7 a.m. police had conducted the residential search and all side streets were re-opened.

The residential area search on 19th Ave. (OIS) is complete, side streets are open. Clearing the gun store and adjacent buildings now.

— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) March 3, 2014

The light rail was also affected, with passengers being asked to get off and a bus will take them to the next station.

By 8 a.m. it was back to running on normal schedule.

Jim Cross, Reporter

Well, THIS got my blood pumping this morning!  This was the gun store where I used to hang out (and allegedly ‘worked’ part-time) a few years back!  And I saw the headline and the location and freaked out!

Of course, reporters are not lawyers.  Or cops, or even have a clue about most things, apparently (excluding Biff, of course!).

You see, it was an attempted BURGLARY of a closed store, NOT a robbery!  No store personnel were present.  It was dark out, before breakfast Monday morning!  The store opens @ 10:00 A.M.  I’m guessing crack reporter Mr. Cross doesn’t understand that robbery and burglary are NOT synonymous!

Maroon reporters!

Famous DOESN’T Mean Knowledgable in Other Areas…

Mostly Cajun, All American and Opinionated reminded us of this, with this almanac entry:

Today in History – January 23

1941 – Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.  Just because you’re famous for being good at one thing doesn’t mean you’re smart about everything…

Are you listening Bill Maher, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Steven Spielberg, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey et al.

YES, they have a right to an opinion!

Even if it’s wrong, or misinformed.

And, don’t get me wrong.  Just because I like someone’s film or stage performance (or think they’re hot or cool) doesn’t mean I think their opinion about politics or restriction of MY RIGHTS holds water!

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1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.

4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.

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"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Bene Gesserit, from Frank Herbert's Dune

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“F**k Civility. Hyperbole, passion, and metaphor are beautiful parts of rhetoric. The marketplace of ideas cannot be toned down for the insane.” - Penn Jillette

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