John Lott vs The Chicago Sun-Times

Color me shocked – The Sun-Times hates concealed carry. Responding to the Chicago Sun-Times attack on concealed handgun.

And they use non-peer-reviewed studies to back up their claims. OK then.

As they say, go read the whole thing. Lots of good links to stats and stories. And I won’t give a link to the Sun-Times.

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If You Only Read The Headline, You Would Think This Was Her Fault

But if you read more you see the truth. State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence.

A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.

So a spending decision made during the Obama administration somehow reflects negatively on the Trump administration. Right.

What media bias? (Hat Tip to Iowahawk.)

So the New York Times realized they were spreading fake news and edited the original article to remove Nikki Haley’s name and photo. They are still guilty of Fake News.

The Linguistic Gymnastics of the 21st Century Media

My prediction: this is another story that will be buried by the national media. EX-BOYFRIEND EXECUTES MAN IN LONG BRANCH RESTAURANT, COPS SAY

In a nutshell… The ex-boyfriend kills the new boyfriend and tries to kill his ex-girlfriend. He defied a court order of protection in doing so (in addition to other several other laws). So how is it that a piece of paper – even one signed by a judge – didn’t stop a bad guy in his tracks? (Sarcasm is sadly under-utilized in this politically-correct era.)

A gun in the hands of one of these victims may not have saved them. Being armed in your own defense is a strategy, not a guarantee, but relying on “the system” is also not a guarantee. A court order. The cops. Even being in a public place (usually a good strategy against crime). None of that worked.

The linguistic gymnastics?

A man living in this country illegally…

Because it is not politically correct to say illegal alien. But what happened to undocumented immigrant? Is that no longer PC either? (Cue the defenders of Sanctuary Cities in three, two, one….)

How to Rat Trap the Media on the 2nd Amendment

So it seem that Colion Noir had a 4 minute video, that the 24-hr media couldn’t WAIT to pounce on. There is just one problem. They couldn’t be bothered to watch a 4 minute video, before they attacked him.

This is set to start at the last 2 minutes or so, which the media didn’t see. Now clearly you SHOULD watch the whole thing, if you haven’t seen it.

I’m Almost Disappointed That I’m Not #Shadowbaned

You can check your #ShadowBan status at https://shadowban.eu/.

I guess I need to step up my game some.

There was a list in 2016. Anybody who said anything nice about the Republican candidate, or disparaging about the Democratic candidate was placed on that list, and then a bunch of folks on the Left – who hate open debate (not to mention freedom of speech) – would block everyone on the List. I guess that isn’t enough for the shawdoban threshold.

For all the details on Twitter’s Shadowban see Big League Politics.

Meanwhile in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela…

Everything is starting to fail. Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela’s collapse.

Are we surprised that very little of this is in the mainstream press? (Florida newspapers have an opinion piece, about trying to get the Democrats to wake up. I think it is mostly wasted.)

Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela. Its residents face soaring inflation, widespread poverty and shortages. Under Hugo Chavez, Venezuela based its economy on oil exports. But the fall in oil prices led to a crippling economic crisis. Most people can no longer afford to buy food and the fishermen of Lake Maracaibo resort to smuggling to sell their meagre catch in neighbouring Colombia

Don’t expect the kids protesting in Washington, or Bernie Sanders or the new Democratic candidate in NYC to mention Venezuela anytime. And if anyone is brash enough to bring it up, they will tell you that isn’t Socialism.