We are now witnessing the aftermath of yet another mass killing. Although information is limited, preliminary analysis and experience suggests that many of the people who died could have been saved, had someone had Bleeding Control (B-CON) skills. As is often the case with a violent threat, law enforcement are minutes away when seconds mean the difference between life and death. The same can be said for the victims of violence.
Kurt Schlichter and Glen Reynolds and coup d’etat in the age of Trump…
John McCain is not a maverick.
At best he is an attention whore. At worst he is a traitor.
For a man who styles himself as the ultimate patriot he should have acknowledged the simple concepts of loyalty and honor many years ago by leaving the Republican party and becoming an Independent.
But there are no spotlights for Independents.
And the adoring liberal press will disappear if he did the honorably thing.
McCain is no maverick. He may have been a hero 50 years ago. But no more.
The grand irony is that Trump may well be the ultimate hero by taking on the forces that McCain marshaled throughout his career.
Trump is gross, ill-spoken, temperamental and self-absorbed, but he is fearlessly taking on forces that are much greater and more powerful than he is.
Trump is smart enough to understand that he is in the ultimate grudge match up against adversaries that will use any means possible to eliminate him. He is risking his life, the lives of his family and his wealth.
Yet he persists.
Who is the real maverick? Who is the real hero?
Sure as hell ain’t the Senator from Arizona.
We discussed The Resistance and its form in our previous installment and asked the question
“To whom does The Resistance answer?”
Doctrinally, it answers either to the Government In Exile (GIE) (Free Poles/Dutch in WWII.) or the Shadow Government (VietCong). With former President Obama’s continuing interference against President Trump and his administration, beginning with “Russian collusion” and continuing with pronouncements on, and interference in, ongoing programs, we are seeing the rise of a GIE.
The abiding enigma of this tormented era remains: why has the thinking class of America abandoned thinking? The answer is: it’s the reaction to their own failure. Failure to do what? To produce the Utopia that Gnostic [mystical foresight] liberalism promised — a perfect world based on
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. After 30-years of more guns in the hands of more citizens, we know that most of those who carry do so responsibly and can and do make a difference in lethal threat scenarios.
Furthermore, those who carry break far fewer laws than those that don’t (even fewer than the police) http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/report-finds-these-gun-owners-are-least-likely-criminals-17355.
“COEUR D’ALENE – Exactly one year after it went into effect, an Idaho gun law that allows people to carry concealed firearms without a permit has had little effect on crime rates, state law enforcement officials said.
In response to all the violent threats and attacks from the so called “resistance” we’ll be DEFENDING that which is ours. And by the way, all you miscreants giving Dana Loesch and the NRA hell about this ad, the least of your worries are 5 million NRA members. If I was you, I’d be a lot more concerned about the 20 million gun owners who think the NRA is a bunch of pussies.
A ‘very credible’ new study on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals – The Washington Post
When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they’d hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect.
The city is gradually increasing the hourly minimum to $15 over several years. Already, though, some employers have not been able to afford the increased minimums. They’ve cut their payrolls, putting off new hiring, reducing hours or letting their workers go, the study found.
The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according to the study, conducted by a group of economists at the University of Washington who were commissioned by the city.
Source: The Washington Post
The gunman who attempted to slay Republican Congressmen at a baseball practice had a Facebook feed. Before it was deleted, everyone could read his vitriolic attacks on the rich, his denunciations of capitalism and corporate culture, his calls for high taxes and wealth redistribution, and, of course, his push for Bernie Sanders to be the ruler of us all. We all know the litany of gripes that drove him.
When was the last time you heard a sermon against envy or observed a media figure casually recognizing its evils? And yet, when the folks at National Public Radio were reflecting on his motives, the hosts declined to speculate. They feigned to be completely mystified how a happy, charming, good soul such as this could have turned to violence. Had the tables been turned – say an alt-right agitator had shot up a civil-rights protest – there would have been no question about the motivation.
The Alexandria Attack
After the shooting incident by an unhinged socialist in Alexandria, Senator Rand Paul (who was present) thanked the two Capitol Police officers who were there only because the House leadership position of Rep. Scalise merited a security detail.
“Rand said, ‘I can tell you, that I think with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police. They saved everybody’s life. Incredibly brave and deserve everyone’s praise, because, with this guy, who knows what his — how heavily armed he was, but nobody else had a weapon. So, he was just killing everyone — he would have. … They deserve our gratitude for saving — it would have been a massacre without them.’” (Article)
John Lott understands distributed security and the decentralized threat, help others to do the same.
John Lott discusses the importance of concealed carry permits for citizens to make terrorist attacks more difficult.
Away, way back in 1977, when I began writing my first novel, _The Probability Broach_ (still in print, after four decades), I was regarded as something of a nutcase because I argued that American society would be a much better, safer place if everybody who wanted to, carried a gun. I was by no means the first to do so, nor was I the only one at the time, but, except for Robert A. Heinlein, Elmer Keith, and the ghost of H. Beam Piper, I often felt very much alone in my simple, straightforward, common-sense advocacy of exercising one’s natural rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Now, of course, forty years later, armed self-defense has become a social movement. The degree to which I share responsibility for that is debatable, but I am proud of any part I may have had in it.
Last weekend (no, I am not changing the subject) was a pretty lousy one for peace and civil order in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Egged on by various evil shamans (one of them in the States), Islamic terrorists employed an automobile and big knives to wound and murder dozens of innocent individuals who were trying to enjoy a warm summer evening—in a near-Arctic climate that doesn’t offer many of them—and whose only “crime” was that they did not choose to follow the benighted religious precepts of a 7th century Arab merchant-trader.
Yes, we can.
“The homeowner was alerted somehow, he looked outside and saw the suspects trying to steal his vehicle,” Lt. Bill Miller from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said late Friday.
The homeowner called his neighbor and both men, each armed with a gun, confronted the fugitives…
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Source: Play Ball! – Kunstler
The New York Times is at it again.
Less than 24 hours after an assassination attempt on members of the United States Congress the editorial board published an article entitled America’s Lethal Politics.
Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl. At the time, we and others were sharply critical of the heated political rhetoric on the right. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map that showed the targeted electoral districts of Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs. But in that case no connection to the shooting was ever established.
They pointed out how an assassination attempt on Gabby Gifford after Sarah Palin ordered the execution and how the mission failed because of an incompetent right wing killer. Oh, wait, I may have gotten that wrong. Actually, Sarah Palin used the “T” word, yes I mean Target, and that somehow caused Jared Lee Loughner, age 22 to murder 6 people. She was also targeting districts, not people.
Loughner was a nut job, a fruit cake. There is no evidence that his actions were politically motivated and even less that he was a Conservative. CBS News noted in 2011 that a former friend of Loughner’s wrote:
“… he (Loughner) had once been ‘very liberal’ and added, ‘he was leftwing when I knew him in high school and college, 3 years ago. So he may have changed, who knows.”
Really? “Showed no sighs of violence or malice toward others”?
What exactly would you call enforcing your shitty ideas on the public via the credible threat of lethal force?
Mr Orear said Mr Hodgkinson was “a passionate progressive” and showed no signs of violence or malice toward others, the newspaper said.
James Howard Kunstler is one of my favorite authors and also one of my favorite blog sites. I would highly recommend that you look over his blog and specifically read his yearly predictions and compare them to reality. His books are worth the time as well.
His recent post “Things to come” is filled with his typical doom and gloom predilections, which unfortunately usually come to fruition. He opens with “As our politics creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy.
Financialization is what happens when the people-in-charge “create” colossal sums of “money” out of nothing…”
He, of course, is referring to the next financial bubble that will burst. If people truly believe that policies enacted after the last bubble will protect them, they are wrong. These ‘bubbles” are created and highly desirable because they allow massive transfers of wealth from what remains of the middle class to the elite 1%. Those with a simple outlook on the way things work and who remain informed from the mainstream media, the internet and Facebook will fret over the hit that their 401K takes, but be relieved when some government program appears to bail them out. It will never occur to them that they were just robbed blind. They were screwed and not even kissed.
As the Summer Riot season approaches, I am more concerned this year than most. Patrick Buchanan’s article Are We Nearing Civil War? discusses the efforts of the Democrats and far lefts efforts to undermine the Trump administration. I have never been a fan of President Trump, I would have been much happier if Rand Paul was elected. At least it wasn’t Hillary, and Trump is our president. We are all in the same boat now and I really would prefer that it continues to float. I certainly would like to see him succeed in draining the swamp and to Make America Great Again. It is pretty apparent however that the establishment isn’t planning to go away without a fight. The minute you switch on your TV you realize that there is a full blown frontal attack targeting the presidency and they are doing their best to destroy the Real Donald Trump. At what cost?
Civil unrest, civil war (or revolutionary war depending on your perspective), war with the Koreans, the Russians, maybe the Balkan peninsula, no matter. At some point people will rally behind the flag, Nationalism will unite the divided, young men and women will die, and those ultra-rich, ultra-elite people without a country, those globalist will get richer. By-the-way, another great book yo read is The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by
This summer is different though. There are numerous “anti-Trump” groups and organizations. Groups like Antifa, which stands for “anti-fascist action,”, a network of loosely affiliated far-left anarchist and communist groups that orchestrate violence are becoming larger, more organized, and better funded. They are advocating violence. There a thousands of local and state militias forming, organizing and training. The vast majority of these groups have stated missions to defend and to protect the Constitution. The problem will become apparent when a group such as Antifa who advocates violence comes in contact to groups that aren’t going to back down. This may be a different type of bubble, but I assure you that the fallout will be epic and that someone will make a lot of money when the powder keg goes off.
The Increasingly Hysterical And Irrational Response To Orlando, Manchester, London, Paris, San Bernardino, Etc.
(Bill Tallen, Executive Vice President Tactical Operations at Distributed Security, Inc. offers a response to recent terror and workplace violence tragedies.)
James Alan Fox at USA Today gave us on Tuesday (June 6, 2017) an opinion piece that is spiteful, petty, misleading, and politicized – just what we’d expect from a professor at Northeastern University in these debased times. See his column at https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/06/imagine-if-london-terrorists-had-guns-james-alan-fox-column/102558812/
He asks rhetorically what would have happened, “if the London terrorists had guns and [the] Orlando shooter had only knives?” The line is catchy but the logic is tortuous. He wants us to believe that the Orlando workplace killing would not have happened if the disgruntled worker had shown up only with knives – despite the long deadly rampage of the London terrorists with their knives – as though stricter gun control might have prevented the man from using a handgun (although there are conservatively speaking, over 120 million of these already in private hands in the US). And he clearly admires the UK’s draconian gun control regime, which ensured that none of the terrorists’ victims had a chance to defend themselves against murderous fanatics with knives. Even to defend themselves with a knife, which will see you off to prison in the UK.