Month: December 2012

Nickelodeon Star, Anti- Gun Freedom Propagandists Attack ‘Manhood’ Of Gun Owners

The war on gun freedom has taken a dark turn, with Progressive elitists personally attacking law abiding Americans for exercising their rights under the Constitution of the United States. Now, according to the Left, if you own a gun, you’re not a “real man.” And, in the same breath, if you own too many guns, it’s because you have a small penis. Women included.

Recently, the photo below began circulating around Facebook. In it, an attractive young woman (Nickelodeon network star Victoria Justice) strikes a quasi-seductive pose. Next to her is text that reads:

Yeah, he’s cute and very funny, but I don’t think we could ever be together. I just can’t get over the fact that he likes guns. It’s creepy and a little scary. Somebody as smart as him shouldn’t need a gun to feel like a real man.

Underneath that, in bold letters, it reads, “Be A Man. Lose The Gun.”

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This is the newest push from the anti- gun freedom mob. Earlier today, an Aspen Times columnist stated that the more guns you have, the smaller your penis is: (emphasis mine)

Let me clarify that statement a little, if I may. Owning a handgun to protect your home and your family is fine. Owning a rifle or shotgun for hunting or target shooting is also fine. But owning lots of guns or pseudo-machine guns means you have a tiny wiener and you’re incredibly self-conscious about it. That’s the plain and simple truth, even if it’s not true.

What about the women? Well, the author, Todd Hartley, has an answer for that as well:

Women who own assault weapons have tiny penises, just like their male counterparts. That would explain why they’re angry enough to buy a weapon whose sole purpose is to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

It’s classic propaganda. It’s Saul Alinsky’s Rule #5 in ‘Rules For Radicals’ – Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. The irony that is lost on the leftists, that Alinsky thinks ridicule is more potent than a gun, is, well, ironic. (And the fact that Hartley thinks women can have tiny penises makes me question the kinds of women he dates.)

The Left is making two arguments that seem opposed to each other. If one owns one gun, they are not a man. But if one owns too many guns (however many that is) it means that they’re trying to compensate for their manhood. Don’t try to understand how those messages came to exist, understand their underlying desire; to insult those who engage their rights. To shame those who know they are their own best line of defense.

The attack on gun freedom is now deeply personal. Owning a gun is a right in the Constitution. Abortion on-demand, free birth control, the right to not be “offended” – none of those are even alluded to. Yet, Progressives push wealth redistributing social programs and declare them rights, while attacking those who engage their rights lawfully and peacefully.

Michelle Malkin often uses the phrase ‘Gird Your Loins’ when talking about the assaults of the Left. She’s right. But it’s not enough to stand strong, one must fight back. The above photo is a lie. George Washington, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur – all men with guns, and Ms. Justice (along with all the young women who watch her show) are better off for it. Abraham Lincoln sent men with guns to fight their brothers (also with guns!) to ensure the continued success of the Union and to end slavery. It took a lot of guns. Is Mr. Hartley calling into question President Lincoln’s manhood?

Truth, logic, reason and facts are on the side of the law abiding gun owner, and those who favor gun freedom. But those things alone will not win this cultural attack. Luckily, the rise of new media and social media allows for a proper counter-attack. Here’s an example:

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Have a better idea? Email it to me and I will post it with full attribution.

**NOTE** – If Victoria Justice’s likeness has been used without her knowledge, and she has nothing to do with the above image, please let me know immediately. Thank you.

Actor Depardieu Goes Galt, Americans To Follow

This article was originally posted on TownHall.com:

It turns out that not everyone who is French is a Socialist, wealth-redistributing hack. Amongst the sane is legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu, who has rejected this position not solely because of taxes but rather because France has chosen to punish “…success, creation, talent.” Americans are following suit.

France’s new president, Francois Hollande, and his Socialist government is imposing a 75% marginal tax rate on income over 1 million Euros, or $1.3 million. Depardieu has decided to move to neighboring Belgium, which has no personal income tax. He purchased a home in the neighboring town of Nechin. 25% of the town’s residents are French nationals.

It’s like people from California moving to Texas. Only closer.

French politicians immediately moved to vilify the star. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called Depardieu’s move as “pathetic” and “unpatriotic.” Depardieu responded in a letter to le Journal du Dimanche:

Pathetic, you said pathetic? How pathetic is that?…I am leaving because you believe that success, creation, talent, anything different must be sanctioned

America held an election on whether to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for our gluttonous ways. Class warfare was the centerpiece of Obama’s campaign, with wealth (and the wealthy) being vilified at every turn. The now-defunct Occupy movement contributed the concept of the 99% vs. the evil 1%, a new twist on the Marxist lie of the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. (Not to say that it’s the only Marxist lie. Everything Marx said was a lie!)

While class warfare won the day, many Americans (especially small business owners who have worked hard and achieved some level of success) are left with a bitter aftertaste. President Obama’s odd claim of “You didn’t build that” and his objective of “spread[ing] the wealth around” along with his (unsolicited) opinion that at some point “you’ve made enough money” unsurprisingly elicited the wrath of many hard-working Americans.

What we see in Depardieu is the coming to fruition of what so many have been saying — if the Takers keep taking, the Makers will stop making. In Belgium, Depardieu has found his version of Galt’s Gulch. In the United States, citizens are leaving in record numbers, in search of theirs. An estimated 8,000 Americans will leave the US in 2012, up from 3,800 in 2011.

According to the Heritage Foundation, the United States ranks 10th in economic freedom, behind Hong Kong, Switzerland and Australia. Hell, even Canada ranks #6 on the 2012 list. Socialist Canada is more economically free than the United States. But the move out of the United States, like Depardieu’s move out of France, is about far more than money.

No one likes to feel like a slave, and no one likes to actually be a slave. Yet this is the inevitable result of class warfare, and the progressive claim on culture. As Thomas Sowell wrote, “Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state, whether in Western Europe or on this side of the Atlantic.”

The American Makers and Depardieu proves that the desire to live free does not derive from government, but from our innate desire to choose our own path. That, “…success, creation, talent,” should be celebrated when achieved, and seen as something to strive towards to better one’s life. Depardieu summed up the values of the American way, that is, to say, the values of the free man:

“We no longer have the same homeland,” Depardieu said. “I no longer have any reason to stay here. I will continue to love the French and this public that I have shared so much emotion with.”

“Who are you to judge me, I ask you Mr Ayrault, prime minister of Mr Hollande? Despite my excesses, my appetite and my love of life, I remain a free man,”

The human spirit craves freedom and respect. Even in France.

Anti-NRA Commenter Wants Tony Katz “Wiped From Earth!”

On Monday, I posted an article over at TownHall.com entitled “NRA Derangement Syndrome” on the the politicos, celebrities and Progressive social media who blamed the NRA for the massacre in Newtown, calling their members “murderers” who themselves should be shot.

Apparently, their ravings weren’t just hyperbole, as I received an email from someone who read the article, and quite literally wants me dead.

In part, I wrote:

Blaming the NRA for the horror of Sandy Hook Elementary is unfounded. Support of the 2nd Amendment did not lead to the murder of these children and their teachers. The millions of members of the NRA, by actively supporting their right to bear arms, did not condone, assist or make possible Lanza’s terror spree. To think otherwise is irrational, and dangerous.

The email I received from “mtbrooks12” took issue with my article. It was short, full of spelling mistakes and altogether taken as a threat:

YOU ARE A ASSHOLE AND YOU ARE THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE WIPED FROM EARTH! WHATS WRONG? CAN’T YOU BUY A GUN OR IS YOUR RECORD TO BAD! YOU ARE A PIMP LITTLE WORM AND A FREEK OF NATURE!

I have no idea what a “pimp little worm” is. I have never heard that said before, nor was I able to find a mention of it in Urban Dictionary or a simple Google search. I did find “freek” in Urban Dictionary, but I’m pretty sure mtbrooks12 was not applauding my bedroom prowess.

Most concerning of course, is not the sophomoric use of language but rather the tone of the email, which is vitriolic and hateful, and in fact, suggests I should be murdered. What else could, “you are the one that should be wiped from Earth” possibly mean?

I wrote of those who are attacking the ability of lawful citizens to defend themselves and the ones they love, and was told I should be killed. Just one more reason that I am a member of the NRA, and one more reason why I actively and proudly support the 2nd Amendment.

 

NRA Derangement Syndrome

This article originally appeared on TownHall.com:

Without waiting for the facts to emerge about the Newtown massacre, the usual combination of political and Hollywood elites, along with progressive social media types moved in to place the blame for this horror squarely on the National Rifle Association, calling the organization and its members murderers, and ironically calling for them to be shot.

Over the last 72 hours, we’ve learned something about the shooter, Adam Lanza. He was a loner who had Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, along with a myriad of mental health issues. His mother, Nancy, was a well-liked divorcee who collected guns, and taught her sons how to shoot.

Unknown still is why Lanza shot his mother four times (possibly while she slept), then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, shot the glass out so he could enter the school, then executed 26 people. Yet the facts don’t matter to those on the far Left.

While some Americans want to engage in a rational conversation of the core issue – mental illness, others want to attack the NRA.

For clarification, the Second Amendment reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 

Alan Gopnik writing in New Yorker Magazine on the day of the shooting, blames all gun lobbyists:

The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children. They have made a clear moral choice: that the comfort and emotional reassurance they take from the possession of guns, placed in the balance even against the routine murder of innocent children, is of supreme value. Whatever satisfaction gun owners take from their guns—we know for certain that there is no prudential value in them—is more important than children’s lives. Give them credit: life is making moral choices, and that’s a moral choice, clearly made.

Jezebel.com explicitly blames the NRA, and goes off on a nonsensical tirade:

Fuck you, NRA. You guys are fucking murderers.

Today, we don’t need prayers. We don’t need thoughts. We need action. We need to politicize this, and we need to politicize this now. Fuck everyone who isn’t ready to talk about gun control. You’re the reason 27 people (and counting) died today. Don’t forget it.

Celebrity tweeters joined in, calling for the banning of guns and blaming the NRA as well:

Fuck the NRA and the cowardly politicians who refuse to do a single goddamn thing about gun violence in America. – Wil Wheaton, Actor (over 2 million followers)

Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. – Rashida Jones, Actor “Parks And Recreation” on NBC

(How ironic that Jones believes that freedom from fear can only be attained by controlling the people. Has anyone asked her how that control is achieved?)

Social Media aggregator Twitchy.com compiled a group of tweets calling for the murder of the NRA’s President, David Keene, and members. A sampling:

All NRA members should be shot!!!! I thank you, that’s one of my own !! – @sammyswordfish

Murder every NRA member – @90srememberer

Solution: Get every member of the NRA to stand in a circle, aim & shoot! Sorted – @arseburgers

Yet, it was a tweet from @bayareahouston that truly stood out:

Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them? #PrayForNewton

Turns out, as Twitchy discovered, that @bayareahouston is the Twitter account, “…for John Cobarruvias, a Democratic Party precinct chair in Houston, according to Houston blog Big Jolly Politics. (Update: He is also member of the State Democratic Executive committee.)”

Cobarruvias then doubled down on his tweet, proclaiming, “Let’s face it. The  is nothing but a domestic terrorist organization. They have done NOTHING to stop this violence except make excuses.”

Fellow politician, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY,) also blamed the NRA for the shooting. In speaking with anti-gun zealot and CNN host Piers Morgan, Rep. Nadler stated:

We have a lobby, the leadership of the NRA, who function as enablers of mass murder. And that’s what they are. They’re enablers of mass murder

Rep. Nadler further stated that President Obama should “exploit” the shooting to push forward on gun control.

Blaming the NRA for the horror of Sandy Hook Elementary is unfounded. Support of the 2nd Amendment did not lead to the murder of these children and their teachers. The millions of members of the NRA, by actively supporting their right to bear arms, did not condone, assist or make possible Lanza’s terror spree. To think otherwise is irrational, and dangerous.

For the Democrat Cobarruvias to call NRA members “terrorists” while the White House classifies the murder of 13 soldiers at Ft. Hood by Nadal Hassan a “workplace incident” is beyond absurd. Rep. Nadler’s call for “exploiting” the massacre is the kind of craven politics that turns stomachs. And social media’s call for violence against NRA members is as horrifying as it is misguided.

Rule #12 in Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals: “Pick the target. Personalize it. Freeze it. Polarize it.” Political and cultural Leftists, who don’t like the whole idea of guns (Constitution be damned!), have chosen the NRA as their target. Rather than engage in rational conversation about the central issue, mental illness, they demonize millions of Americans, quite literally calling for their execution.

 

 

Liberal Talk Station Folds; Blames Obama Campaign, Lack Of Like-Minded Financial Support

Talkers Magazine, and Talkers.com, required reading for those in the radio world, announced today that WVKO, a small station utilizing a progressive talk format, will cease operations because of a lack of support from the like-minded community.

Their website reads as a cross between a sweet goodbye letter, and a double-crossed lover doing their best not to boil your bunny: (emphasis mine)

“It is with great sadness I must inform WVKO’s listeners that once again, Progressive Talk will be silenced on the Columbus airwaves. Our one-year lease on the station is about to expire, and at this time there is no way that we can continue operating the station. So as of midnight on Sunday, December 16th, the new operators will be airing a gospel format on WVKO. Once again, we had a good run with the station, and we were happy to in some small way contribute to the success that the Democrats enjoyed in November.

Unfortunately, it was not a two-way street, and lack of advertising support from the Obama campaign all the way down to local races ensured that we will be unable to continue into the new year.

I put my time, money, heart and soul into doing what I believed to be important for the country, but those who benefited most from our efforts chose to spend their campaign dollars elsewhere.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice….Well, we can’t get fooled again. Also, a number of advertisers who supported the station in the past chose to turn their backs on us this time. I can’t say why, since they would not return our calls. I want to thank our advertisers, supporters and you the listeners for everything, and i hope that Progressive Talk can somehow return to Columbus in the future.”

If a progressive talk station can’t get community support after November, when will they ever get support? Or, as they advocate about birth control and abortion, should radio just be free?

Nothing is ever free. Someone must pay to keep the lights on. WVKO proves a key component of Capitalism – where there is no market support, no product can be sold.

Costas To America: You’re Just Not Smart Enough To Understand.

This article was originally posted on TownHall.com:

Bob Costas, just a few days after giving a cultural soliloquy during a halftime break regarding the murder/suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, and the need to eradicate our society of guns, has managed to continue his elitist climb, claiming that the “audience” is to blame for the follow-up brouhaha about his comments.

Like a good elitist, Costas is blaming his audience.

On the Sunday broadcast between the Cowboys and the Eagles, while quoting and paraphrasing an anti-gun screed from sports writer and wannabe 2nd Amendment Bon Vivant Jason Whitlock, Costas stated (amongst other things):

If he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins [the girlfriend] would both be alive today.

The problem here is two fold. First, Costas is clearly wrong. Belcher was 6’2″ and weighed 228 pounds. He didn’t need a gun to kill, he needed a horribly warped mind and some deep rooted trigger. In Wyoming, a man killed his father at a community college with a bow and arrow, then stabbed himself. A horrifying murder/suicide.

Didn’t hear about it? That’s because it doesn’t fit the meme of a run-amok mainstream media. Only guns can kill. Everything else is proclaimed to be “not newsworthy.”

Second, Costas, feeling the heat that comes from denigrating the 2nd Amendment and dissing the millions of law abiding gun owners in America, came out with an apology….kind of. He stated that: (emphasis mine)

Maybe I gave the audience too much credit, but I said, ‘if you’re looking for perspective, a bit of it can be found’ — and my implication there — with every second counting;  I had maybe 50 seconds total for this — my implication was ‘a bit of perspective, here’s one aspect of it,” he also said. “My mistake there was that I left it open to too much misinterpretation.”

The audience is to blame? The audience wasn’t smart enough to “get it?” Why are the shameful rantings of Costas the fault of the audience? You never hear a comic blame the audience for not laughing. I mean, I guess you could, but then they wouldn’t be a comic, now would they? They’d be your drunk uncle on Thanksgiving wondering why no one like his “pull my finger” routine.

This is “The Costas Conjecture.” The belief held by Costas that what he does is fine, and if you don’t like it it’s because you just don’t get it. You simpleton.

Who else uses “The Costas Conjecture?” President Obama does. Since he took office, the White House, and the mainstream media, have been issuing statements to better explain the positions, policies and beliefs that President Obama, in his own words, could not properly explain. Like when Press Secretary Jay Carney had to explain the President’s bizarre take on the authority of the Supreme Court. According to Carney:

…the president was not clearly understood by some people because he is a law professor, he spoke in shorthand.

Translation: The Audience is the problem. Or when the campaign worried that Obama’s problem was that he was just “too professorial” to resonate with voters. Translation: The Audience is the problem. The Los Angeles Times lamented in May, 2012 that President Obama may be too brainy to be president. Translation: Yes. The Costas Conjecture.

The firing of Costas is left up to his employer. Certainly, NBC sees a value in left-leaning hosts on their sportscasts. If Keith Olbermann was still in the employ of NBC, I have little doubt that we would be engaging this same conversation.

But Costas made two mistakes that at the same time are obscene and truly unforgivable. He used his position as a sportscaster to make an unbridled attack on the Second Amendment, and he followed it up by blaming the audience for not being with him. It not only makes him wrong, it makes him petty.

 

Grassroots Will Take On GOP

A definition: lose an election, blame the values and principles that motivated 57 million people to take to the polls, then sell out those 57 million for some pseudo-example of non-existant bi-partisanship by caving on those same values and principles, all in the name of a supposedly better America.

What is being defined? The Republican party, and the grassroots is not happy.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia whose name, loosely translated, means, “definitely going to get a primary challenge,” kicked it off  by throwing Grover Norquist under the bus. Norquist, the founder of Americans For Tax Reform, has been asking candidates to sign a pledge to, basically, “…oppose and vote against tax increases.”

When asked about taxes in a post-election interview:

Chambliss said he cared “more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” and he indicated he was open to voting for tax increases. Other establishment Republicans, such asWeekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, have also called on Republicans to cave on holding the line on tax increases.

Chambliss said he had a “disagreement” with Norquist on taxes and believed “Norquist has no plan to pay this debt down” while Chambliss was “”willing to do the right thing and let the political consequences take care of themselves.”

Agree or disagree with pledges (full disclosure, I disagree with them,) Chambliss’ comments go not to its worthiness. Rather, they show the twisted logic of Republicans who believe in compromise. That is, who believe in compromise  the way Progressives dictate to them it should be. What is the value of agreeing, in any way, to tax increases when taxes are not the problem? What is the gain of compromise with a bad idea that doesn’t address the real problem, which is spending?

Certainly, elections have consequences. Yet the re-election of President Obama does not mean that he (Progressives!) get everything they want. Why?Because that is not the entire result of the election. Republicans control the House (and would have even more seats, if Democrats had voted for Allen West and Mia Love, instead of being racists!) If the Presidential election decides everything, then why have Senators or Representatives? Just elect one person, and let them do whatever they want.

That’s exactly what Chambliss is advocating, knowingly or not.  And it will further motivate the grassroots to find worthy candidates.

And it won’t be just him. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) stated:

“I agree with Grover — we shouldn’t raise rates — but I think Grover is wrong when it comes to we can’t cap deductions and buy down debt….but I will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if Democrats will do entitlement reform.”

Chambliss’ comments signal weakness that is not accepted by grassroots activists, nor by Americans. Graham’s comments signal an absolute lack of recognition of history. Modern history shows Democrats are untrustworthy when it comes to their promises – just ask Reagan about immigration reform. (That sound you hear is Ted Kennedy still laughing.) Do Chambliss and Graham think they were elected to make decisions based on what Democrats are willing to let them do?

Democrats don’t want compromise. They want to win. They want the world they want, and will do what they need to do in order to achieve it. Republicans haven’t learned that yet, but the grassroots has. They don’t want compromise that leaves them worse off. They don’t want to raise taxes. They want to end the four years of trillion dollar deficits, and the four years that might will be coming. They want representation in Washington that will fight for their values, and do it proudly!

Chambliss and Graham think that compromise will get them chits that can be cashed in for favors from Democrats in the future. That’s like believing the hooker who says she’ll be right back with your change.

Chambliss has attempted to revise his remarks, stating that he is, “…not in favor of raising taxes. Raising taxes to pay for reckless overspending is bad policy….raising tax rates is (not) an acceptable option for dealing with our deficit spending.” The grassroots is doubtful to buy this “Let Me Be Clear” line from Chambliss, or from the GOP.

The grassroots fight with the GOP started in 2008, when then President Bush and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson pushed through TARP, and Bush famously stated that, “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” In 2010, when Tea Party activists across the country swept the GOP back into power in the House, the GOP responded by saying “Thank You, now please go away.”  They dismissed the grassroots in the 2012 election, with Gov. Mitt Romney making, literally, no outreach what so ever. Then, they pushed through Rule 12 at the RNC – a total assault on the grass roots. Now, Chambliss and Graham (and Rep. Peter King of New York) are dismissing the grassroots again.

The grassroots has long memories, and both Senators should expect primary challenges. Erick Erickson of RedState.com stated, “A conservative from metro-Atlanta could put Saxby Chambliss in peril and we should work to make that happen.” The grassroots will make that happen, and let it put the rest of the GOP on notice. You won the House, and you were voted into the Senate to do a job. You have power, and ability, and values. Use them, or the electorate will use our power, ability and values to elect people who will.