Why Won’t Barack Obama Go Away?

Socialism is not the Answer

American Thinker

By Rich Logis

Why do those who criticize Donald Trump for not being a “traditional” president fawn over President Obama not being a “traditional” post-presidential citizen?

I would say Michelle and Barack Obama are back in the news, but they’ve never left the news since the 22nd Amendment mercifully exiled them from the Oval Office last year.  When President Clinton took the oath of office in 1992, President George H.W. Bush went away.  When President George W. Bush assumed power in 2000, President Clinton went away (until the prospect of being the first gentleman came a-knockin’).  When President Obama placed his hand on President Lincoln’s Bible in 2008, President Bush went away.

When President Trump made his miraculous win constitutionally official last year, President Obama went away, back to Chicago, to administer the death and destruction left in the wake of 30,000 consecutive days of Democrat rule over the Windy City.

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Student ‘Anti-Gun’ Walkouts Backed by Leftwing Fringe Groups, Turn Violent

Anti-Gun “National School Walkout” Duped Students, Families


In fact, many of the most violent societies on earth, including Mexico just south of the U.S. border, have essentially banned civilian firearm ownership entirely. Venezuela, which disarmed citizens with United Nations support, is now the murder capital of the world. Plus, the murderous regime there is now free to oppress, murder, and brutalize the disarmed public at will. In Communist China, which is also promoting gun control in America, more than 60 million disarmed victims have been murdered by the regime. And two of the worst mass shootings in history — 77 children slaughtered in Norway, and over 500 casualties in France — occurred under some of the most oppressive gun-control regimes on the planet. Both ended only when armed men with guns showed up to stop the massacres.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsAs usual, the burden lies on the parents who made dupes out of their kids by allowing them to…

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Environmentalists May Be the Biggest Climate Culprits of All


By: Nicholas Waddy

Environmentalists May Be the Biggest Climate Culprits of All

Recently, the American people have witnessed a rash of lawsuits targeting energy companies for their alleged role in causing climate change. As the National Association of Manufacturers has revealed, as part of its “Manufacturers’ Accountability Project,” these lawsuits are fueled (as it were) by massive lawyers’ fees. For example, a contract between trial lawyers and the city of San Francisco revealed that the plaintiffs firm would receive a 23.5 percent payday in the case of a favorable judgment, which could translate into millions of dollars in profits for trial lawyers. Democratic-led cities, counties, and state governments are suing these energy companies to make them pay for what they claim are the anticipated ill-effects of climate change, which would not exist, they say, if these evil corporations were not selling energy based on fossil fuels.

The weaknesses of this argument, legally and logically, are apparent. Why would companies…

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Global Warming? It’s all a scam

Texas-born Muslim Student Association (MSA) Leader Gets 45 Years for Conspiring to Murder U.S. Soldiers for Al-Qaeda

Creeping Sharia

Source: American Citizen Sentenced To 45 Years for Conspiring to Murder U.S. Nationals and Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda | OPA | Department of Justice

Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh, 32, of Houston, was sentenced today to 45 years following his Sept. 29, 2017 trial conviction of multiple offenses covering seven years of terrorist conduct, including conspiracy to murder American military personnel in Afghanistan, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to bomb a government facility and providing material support to al-Qaeda.

“With the sentence handed down today, al Qaeda terrorist Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh is being held accountable for his crimes.  Farekh – an American citizen – traveled overseas, joined al Qaeda, and conspired to kill Americans, including through an attack using explosive devices on a U.S. military installation in Afghanistan in 2009,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.

“Farekh, a citizen of this country, turned his back…

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Imams are spewing hate in mosques across the U.S. with impunity

Creeping Sharia

Most of these imams are foreign born. Source: Radical imams are spewing anti-Semitism in the US with impunity | New York Post

Muslim clerics are threatening the lives of Jews from the pulpits of American mosques, and they are doing it with virtual impunity, say former US law-enforcement officials who worry that the rhetoric could lead to violent attacks.

Over the past six months, at least five prominent US imams have been caught on tape preaching violence against Jews in sermons at mosques across America.

Yet these radical preachers inciting anti-Semitic violence aren’t prosecuted or even permanently banished by the leadership of their mosques.

“It’s outrageous they aren’t immediately removed and investigated for what may be solicitation [to commit a crime of violence],” was the view of veteran FBI Special Agent John Guandolo, who now runs a counterterrorism consulting firm, Understanding the Threat LLC.

Jewish people already are disproportionately targeted…

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Anti-Gunner Thinks Armed Women Will Get Hurt More

Regardless of what precipitates it, any gun debate will eventually fire up to encompass almost every aspect of firearms. This is just how it shakes out and how it will continue to shake out.

This time around, for example, a school shooting has sparked a debate about how women can use a firearm to defend themselves from danger.

Leave it to the anti-gunners, however, to try and argue that having a firearm makes them get hurt worse.

What these arguments neglect to mention is that when women—and particularly women of color—actually do try to defend themselves against their abusers, they are frequently the ones who end up getting punished.

First, some facts: Women are three and a half times more likely to be killed by a romantic partner than men are. Women are more than twice as likely to be killed by their husband or an intimate acquaintance than by a stranger. And, according to a Johns Hopkins School of Public Health study, “women living in homes with 1 or more guns were more than 3 times more likely to be killed in their homes.”

Ah, this old chestnut that has been debunked time and time again. In particular, there’s no adjustment for lawfully-owned firearms versus criminal behavior. Women who live in the home of a criminal or are a criminal themselves are far more likely to be murdered than other women, enough so that it may well skew the results.

But it continues.

You also can’t look at the problem of domestic violence without acknowledging the even worse problem of domestic violence within the law enforcement community. Studies have found that police officers’ partners and families experience domestic violence at a much higher rate than other families. And women who suffer abuse at the hands of police officers are often afraid to go to the police with their experience, fearing retaliation or simple inaction.

This is what I like to call the “Look! A squirrel!” argument.

No one is disputing that abuse happens. Regardless of where it happens, though, women have a right to self-defense, and there is no better tool for self-defense, particularly for a woman, than a firearm. Period.

The story follows up with a bunch of anecdotal stories of where the system failed, where women who supposedly defended themselves against abusive men were then prosecuted for it. The point, of course, is to show just how women get screwed.

Of course, the stories leave key things out. For example, the story brings up Bresha Meadows, a 14-year-old girl who shot and killed her reportedly abusive father. It talks all about how the system failed her.

Consider the case of Bresha Meadows. In 2016, the 14-year-old girl fatally shot her father—a man who she, her mother, and her siblings all described as abusive. Rather than being praised for her bravery in defending her mother and siblings, Meadows was arrested and charged with aggravated murder. Prosecutors originally considered trying Meadows as an adult, which would have carried a potential sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Meadows ultimately spent 10 months in a juvenile detention center in Ohio, and was released earlier this month.

Horrible, right?

However, that’s not the whole story. You see, Bresha Meadows wasn’t defending herself, according to the law as written. Oh no. What she did sure as hell looks like premeditated murder (emphasis mine).

And as Jonathan Meadows slept in his living room, his daughter pulled the trigger, ending his life and dividing a family, according to interviews and a police report. The relatives of Bresha’s father called the shooting a calculated murder. Those of the girl’s mother called it the end of a husband’s nonstop pattern of emotional and physical abuse that raged on until a young girl exploded.

In other words, at that moment, Meadows was not in fear of her life. Sure, she may have been terrified that someday her father would kill her, but right then he was harmless. He was asleep. She was as safe from him at that moment as she ever would be. And she shot him.

Then there’s this tidbit:

Consider the case of Marissa Alexander. In 2010, the Florida mother of three fired a “warning shot” toward her abusive ex-husband to prevent him from assaulting her. Despite the fact that she was a licensed gun owner and no one was harmed by her shot, Alexander was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

There were a couple of problems here. For one, Alexander’s ex-husband was both unarmed and standing with her son when she fired at him, and there doesn’t appear to be any claims that the boy was at risk from his father.

Second, the bullet from the gun doesn’t look like a “warning shot” like Alexander claimed.

The fact of the matter is that, like anyone else in such a circumstance, Alexander had, and failed, to show she was in fear of her life at that moment. Past abuse doesn’t justify lethal force, and thus her Stand Your Ground defense didn’t hold up in court.

The same would have happened if the genders were reversed.

Despite these instances that are supposedly proof that women won’t get a fair shake from the criminal justice system if they use a gun in self-defense, bear in mind that the estimates for the defensive use of a firearm range from 100,000 per year to as many as 2.5 million. There’s no way those are all men defending themselves, either.

Instead, tens of thousands to millions of women successfully defend their lives with a firearm every year and do so without the criminal justice system hammering them.

The fact of the matter is that when a woman is in danger, a firearm is the best option for defending her life. Less lethal options aren’t always effective, and hand-to-hand techniques give way too much of an advantage to the men due to weight and strength differences. Yet even the smallest of women can muster enough strength to pull a trigger.

If they want to avoid difficulties with the criminal justice system, however, they need follow the same rules the guys have to follow.

And thus it begins

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In New England. Where the beginning of this nation was, where the Constitution was written, SMDH!

Since when has ANY firearm done anything by itself? Even if a person has rigged it to a trip wire to cover a door, say, Or rigged it to a remote mount and trigger activation, it was still the person that rigged it to this activation.

YOU can take a full Honest To God military issue M-16, load it, charge it, set the selector to full-auto, and put it on the coffee table in the living room. So long as nobody picks it up and pulls the trigger, it will just sit there on the coffee table as a decoration.

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The Incomprehensible Horror of Venezuelan Socialism

International Liberty

It’s now a pattern. I’ll come across a soul-sapping story about terrible suffering caused by statism in Venezuela and I think the country has hit rock bottom. Such as back in September, when I read about people literally starving.

But then I will read another report about incredible misery and realize that the socialist regime is even worse than I thought. Such as back in December, when I read about economic deprivation ruining sex for the women of the country.

And then I find another horrifying example of how big government destroys lives and I’m forced to reconsider the definition of failure. Such as last month, when I read about criminal gangs using food to recruit children.

Despite this pattern, I’m going out on a limb and asserting that nothing possibly could be worse than this Washington Poststory of Venezuelan parents giving up their children because they can’t afford…

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