Daily Archives: June 22, 2016

Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

From Scott Adams’ Blog.

On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime.

On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense.

If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. 

But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is more likely to use guns for sporting and defense.

That’s a gross generalization. Obviously. Your town might be totally different. 

So it seems to me that gun control can’t be solved because Democrats are using guns to kill each other – and want it to stop – whereas Republicans are using guns to defend against Democrats. Psychologically, those are different risk profiles. And you can’t reconcile those interests, except on the margins. For example, both sides might agree that rocket launchers are a step too far. But Democrats are unlikely to talk Republicans out of gun ownership because it comes off as “Put down your gun so I can shoot you.”

Let’s all take a deep breath and shake off the mental discomfort I just induced in half of my readers. You can quibble with my unsupported assumptions about gun use, but keep in mind that my point is about psychology and about big group averages. If Republicans think they need guns to protect against Democrats, that’s their reality. And if Democrats believe guns make the world more dangerous for themselves, that is their reality. And they can both be right. Your risk profile is different from mine.

So let’s stop acting as if there is something like “common sense” gun control to be had if we all act reasonably. That’s not an option in this case because we all have different risk profiles when it comes to guns. My gun probably makes me safer, but perhaps yours makes you less safe. You can’t reconcile those interests.

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More excellent election analysis from Scott Adams:

Some Thoughts about Lewandowski, Campaign Funding, and Safety

How to Un-Hypnotize a Rabid Anti-Trumper

Where’s That Trump Third Act?

Persuasion Think-ahead

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While You Were sleeping

The people you elected to office were busily conspiring with the alleged opposite side to steal our constitutional rights right out from under us. The first 4 proposals were all voted down, but the liberals are moving forward with dogged determination. They sense a chance to profit from the mass murders committed by criminals to rob law-abiding citizens of their rights. They always win because they never stop attacking. And our side won’t fight back.

Get your bottle of anti-gun liberal bullsh*t

Senate shoots down ALL 4 gun control proposals; see final tallies


The Senate voted down four gun amendments tacked onto a Department of Justice spending bill Monday evening.

The measures – two introduced by Democrats and two by Republicans – were attached in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, which left 49 people dead and many more injured at a gay night club.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley’s amendment was the first to be rejected in a 53-47 vote. It would have allocated more funds to the National Criminal Instant Background Check System and added mental health to the list of components for background checks.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut’s amendment to expand universal background checks was the next to be rejected in a 44-56 vote. Murphy had filibustered for nearly 15 hours on June 15 in an attempt to gain traction on the bill.

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s amendment went down in a 53-47 vote and would have required the attorney general to investigate any gun purchase made by someone on the terrorist watch list.

The final vote of the evening, a measure introduced by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, went down in a 47-53 vote. It would have allowed the attorney general to stop a prospective buyer from purchasing a weapon if there was “reasonable belief” it would be used for acts of terror.

Senate To Vote On Another, Compromise Gun Control Bill

SUSAN COLLINS AND LINDA GRAHAMNESTY OUT FRONT.LEADING THE BETRAYAL.
ANY COMPROMISE TO OUR CONSTITUTION RIGHTS IS A DEFEAT… AND THEY WILL HAND IT TO OBAMA AND THE SOCIALISTS. MARK MY WORDS.

Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they’ll soon bring a compromise gun control bill to the floor, after lawmakers defeated four partisan gun measures in response to the latest in a string of mass shootings.

GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has pledged to hold a vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as early as this week. It would empower federal authorities to block gun purchases by people who appear on the “no-fly” list or who are on a “selectee” list that requires them to receive extra scrutiny before flying.

House Dems Go Full ‘Occupy’, Holding Sit-In In Congress To Get Vote On ‘No Fly List’ Gun Ban…Update: Rep. Lewis: Do It For The Children

THEY SEE A CHANCE TO DECIDE WHO GETS TO HAVE A GUN AND WHO DOESN’T.
AND THEY WANT IT BAD.

THEY PROBABLY HAVEN’T HAD A SIT-IN SINCE THEIR DAYS PROTESTING THE VIET NAM WAR


I’M PISSED OFF BECAUSE MY HEAD STILL LOOKS LIKE A PENIS

They want to claim it’s ‘for the children’, but they never actually pose any real solutions that would actually help ‘the children’. Would the no fly list ban do one blessed thing to stop the mass shootings in Chicago? Or any random mentally ill shooter? No.

“We have turned deaf ears to the blood of the innocent and the deaths in our nation,” he said. “Mr, Speaker, where is the heart of this body. Where is our soul? How many more mothers, how many more fathers have to share tears of grief before we decide to do anything?”

Shortly after Lewis spoke, the Democratic lawmakers sat down in the well of the House

MSNBC Host Grows Angry After Being Schooled on Guns

MSNBC host Thomas Roberts grew angry after being explained basics on guns and gun-free zones by Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, in a tense exchange Monday.

Pratt laid out the difference between so-called military-style weapons and ones actually used by the public. He also argued that gun-free zones, such as at the scene of the terrorist attack in Orlando, were the cause of such high death tolls as no innocent person could respond to the terrorist by firing on them.

CNN Depicts ‘History-Making’ Hillary Clinton As Glowing ‘Golden God’
CNN used some very noticeable video editing to transfigure Hillary Clinton on Wednesday’s New Day. Correspondent Jeff Zeleny ran footage from the Democratic presidential candidate’s victory speech on Tuesday night that transformed Mrs. Clinton into a glowing figure. He hyped how Mrs. Clinton was “savoring a triumph in her long Democratic primary fight — exactly eight years after extinguishing her first trailblazing campaign.”

THE OBJECTIVE, UNBIASED MEDIA DOING THEIR JOB

Clintons Succeed: Networks Blacklist Clinton Exposé Author From Interviews
MEDIA DOES ITS JOB PROTECTING THIS REPULSIVE SOW


A breaking development published by Drudge Report reveals that the Hillary Clinton campaign has worked tirelessly to persuade the major networks to blacklist former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne — author of the Clinton expose Crisis of Conscience — from appearing on any broadcast. Full stop.

In the spirit of objectivity, could Byrne’s book and the allegations made therein be false, or contrived only for personal and political gain? Of course, but then all the more reason for media to “vet” him in the public square. You know — do their job.

To the Left, however, just like with the rewritten — I mean,”redacted” — 9-11 transcript of Omar Mateen’s terrorist rampage — it is more politically expedient to bury the information altogether.

WANNA HAVE THIS LYING WHORE SPEAK TO YOUR GROUP?
IT’S GONNA COST YA
Check Out Hillary’s ‘Standard Requirements’ For a Speaking Engagement…

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This Is the Path We Have Chosen

So the media did its job. It gave Trump millions of dollars in free publicity when there was a contest in the primary. We’ve seen this all too often. Media gives the republican they want as an opponent hugs and kisses until it’s time to turn on them and show where their true loyalties lie. McCain was so delusional he thought the presstitutes really liked him. That was only when he was trashing other republicans… which was often. Trump has drawn a lot of pissed-off patriots to his rallies with his fiery rhetoric and seemingly anti-establishment positions.

I remain firm in my belief that he first ran on a whim and people took him seriously. He says all the right things but offers no concrete plans to do anything about the economy, immigration, or the trampling of our rights. He’s acting like rallies are going to see him through to the end. He sounds tough, but he’s facing a Clinton Machine that attacks with a savagery he’s never encountered before. They’re professionals and they have a lot of experience fighting dirty, with the full support of the media who carry their water.

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Trump Campaign Has Not Aired a Single Television Ad Since He Secured the Nomination in May

Trump could be kicking out an attack ad every single day showing how corrupt Hillary is, how hollow her record was as Sec. of State and why he would be better on the economy, terrorism and national security. But sadly, there’s not been one ad. This comes at the same time the Clinton campaign spent $26 million in June alone going after Trump. You’re not dealing with Ted Cruz here Donald, you are going up against the Clinton Machine who will steamroll you if you don’t start fighting back.
He has a staff of around 70 people — compared with nearly 700 for Mrs. Clinton — suggesting only the barest effort toward preparing to contest swing states this fall. And he fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Monday, after concerns among allies and donors about his ability to run a competitive race.

Brit Hume: Trump ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for National General Election Campaign

AT LEAST HE HAS HIS PRIORITIES STRAIGHT
The Trump Campaign Spent $208,000 on Hats in May

The Trump campaign, which only has $1.3 million dollars cash-on-hand according to newly released FEC filings, spent $208,000 on hats in May. Hillary Clinton has $42 million cash-on-hand.
Trump also appears to have spent a significant amount of campaign money paying his own businesses and properties

Also spent on his own businesses:
$29715 and $35845 Trump Intl Golf Club.

$125080 Trump Restaurants?

$72800 Trump Tower

Trump Accuses Jeb Bush of Backing Convention Coup Against Him

Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don’t personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer.

TRUMP HAS BURNED A LOT OF BRIDGES INCLUDING STATE LEVEL LEADERS THAT HE NEEDS FOR HIS GROUND GAME AND SUPPORT EFFORTS. MOST OF THEM REALLY DON’T LIKE HIM.

Hillary is a fatally flawed candidate that should be facing federal charges. We all know that won’t happen. 70% of the population think she’s a liar and it looks like she’s going to win in a landslide. It seems a billionaire always shows up to clear the way when a Clinton runs for office.

This is simply my personal opinion and is in no way meant to insult any Trump supporters. The beauty of our system is that we can have differing opinions without paying for it with our lives, as is the case in many countries the democrats are fond of mollycoddling.

THE DEMOCRATS’ FOOLPROOF PLAN TO COMBAT TERROR

AG Loretta Lynch: Most Effective Response To Terror Is Compassion, Unity And Love
A MUSLIM WOMAN COMMITTED A MINOR INFRACTION DURING RAMADAN A FEW DAYS AGO. ISIS BASTARDS BEHEADED HER 4 YEAR OLD AND MADE HER DIP HER HANDS IN THE CHILD’S BLOOD. I DON’T THINK LOVE WILL DO MUCH TO THESE BLOODTHIRSTY ANIMALS.

Lynch said the Department of Justice stood in solidarity with the LGBT community “in the light” following a Muslim terrorist’s massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub last week.

Islamists Attack Christian Village Near Alexandria – Torch 80 Homes
A mob of over a thousand Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village near Alexandria setting fire to over 80 homes.
The Muslims were outraged over a rumor that a Coptic Christian man was turning his home into a church.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE,FOLKS… WE ALL KNOW WHO THE REAL ENEMY IS, DON’T WE?

White House Calls Radical Islamic Extremism a Republican ‘Talking Point’

The truth of the matter is, the individuals who spend most of their time talking about radical Islamic terrorism are individuals like Republicans in the Senate who voted against legislation that would prevent those individuals from being able to buy a gun and those are individuals who have not actually put forward their own strategy for keeping the country safe. Using the term ‘radical Islamic extremism’ is not a counterterrorism strategy. It is a political talking point, plain and simple.

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