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A Total Surprise in Quebec

Posted by GB on January 30, 2017
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   Aiming at a narrative that a new wave of anti-Muslim violence was being triggered by the actions of President Trump, The Daily Beast reported yesterday that the two shooters in the Quebec City Mosque terror attack were “white supremacists”

Quote: “Authorities have identified the suspects in #Quebec City shooting as white supremacists David M.J. Aurine and Mathieu Fournier.”

Today the Montreal Gazette and Radio-Canada identified the true identities of the attackers as “Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir.” Draw your own conclusions.

 Dear Chuck Schumer, Hollywood Screen Actors  Guild poseurs, CNN logic-challenged  commentators and all of those who use any  combination of the above to justify your “outrage” at President Trump’s issuance of an  executive order to put a moratorium on  immigration from countries which foster  terrorism:

 

Please spare us your phony outrage. All of your  “tears” and “deep concern” are totally a matter of political posturing and we know it.

If you had an ounce of core principles and your outrage was real you would’ve been outraged when this began. President Trump’s executive order suspends immigration, by reference, from “countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12)” of The Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 signed by Barack Obama. Where were you then? Where were you when the list of nations covered by the act was updated just last year? Where were all the speeches sighing that we are a nation of immigrants and that this “is not who we are?”

You have gotten away with this kind of thing for decades with the backing of your friends in the media who masquerade as legitimate news providers. The people are waking up and now realize that they are being played. Your Hollywood “stars” rants are doing nothing but causing people to turn away from their product. Your so-called news coverage is only further revealing their bitter bias. More and more people (even former liberals) are beginning to realize the game that has been played on them for so long.

Please, shriek louder as you back yourself further and further into the corner. You only expose your true nature for all to see.

Respectfully,

I.M. Nott Fallinforit

 

   Last week Kellyanne Conway used the term “alternative fact” in a Meet the Press interview. There have since been many attempts to ridicule the term and smarmy requests all over the internet and social media asking “Could somebody please tell me what an alternative fact is?” Please allow me to help.

A simple definition of an alternative fact: A fact which is entirely true but, since it contradicts the narrative of the left, will never be reported by the discredited mainstream press. Here are some examples.

Supposed fact: The press is reporting outrage over a “Muslim ban” on immigration due to President Trump’s executive order and showing maps of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen as countries from which immigration is “banned.” The implication is that evil xenophobic President Trump selected these “Muslim-majority” countries.

Alternative fact #1: Only Syria is mentioned in the executive order, none of the others. By the way, where did the list of these seven nations come from? The alternative fact that you will never see reported is that the current executive order refers to the list created by…. wait for it…. Barack Obama. The Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was updated in 2016 to add Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the list. US policy under Barack Obama was to restrict access to those “who have been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, at any time on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited government/military exceptions).”

If you don’t believe me (and I hope you don’t) read the entire order for yourself:  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/28/politics/text-of-trump-executive-order-nation-ban-refugees/

Alternative fact #2: The US stopped processing Iraqi refugees for security reasons for six months in 2011 at the order of ……. Barack Obama.

Alternative fact #3: In 1980, at a press conference, Jimmy Carter issued an order to “invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today.” 

So there you have it folks. Perfect examples of alternative facts. 100% true. 100% non-reported by the fake news talking heads and the dying newspapers in New York and Washington.

One more quick one…. you might think that all those protesters just magically showed up at airports as soon as they found out about the “outrageous” detaining of people from these countries. Did you wonder at all how they managed to be waiting at the airport for these people as they departed the terminal? Would the average citizen even know about these people as they arrived?

Alternative fact #4: The protests were just another example of the George Soros rent-a-riot service.

These people are holding pre-made signs touting “Make the Road,” a Soros-funded socialist organization.

There were lawsuits filed…. filed by Soros funded legal foundations.

The so-called press reports fake outrage.

Will not touch real “astroturfing.”

A few Brainsnacks for a Sunday morning:

1. Colon Kapernick is perfectly named as he’s full of shit.

2. On January 17th your U.S. government sent an airplane loaded with $400 million in laundered money to Iran. They claim it was not a ransom for released hostages, saying the cash was necessary because they did not have a banking relationship with Iran through which to send the money. On the 19th (two days later) they sent Iran 13 identical payments each one cent less than $100,000,000.00 through an unnamed central bank for a total payment of $1.3 billion. Just by coincidence, the hundred million number is the threshold which requires Congressional approval. Draw your own conclusions.

3. Does scrubbing your email server with a high-tech program capable of even thwarting FBI forensics finally constitute the “intent” James Comey said wasn’t there? Why would one use such a program to delete supposedly innocent emails about “yoga” and “grandchildren?”

4. SUNY (State University of New York) is offering a course for its resident advisers entitled “Stop White People 2016.” The stated purpose is “help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within.” The course says it will offer RA’s  “tools” to respond to “uneducated people” with “good’ arguments.” Of course you know who those “uneducated people” are.

5. Is it possible to have a viable welfare state? Yes. Is it possible to have a viable country with open borders? Maybe. Is it possible to have a viable welfare state with open borders? Absolutely not.

 

 

 

Two Too Late

Posted by GB on August 20, 2016
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Two stories are in the news today that should evoke the same response from average everyday Americans…… “Sorry, too late now.”

The first story has to do with Target and their stance on transgender bathrooms. If you remember, they instituted their transgender bathroom policy in April. The people weighed in with their opinion. Since then their stock price has dropped severely, resulting in a loss in value of the company reaching as much as $11 billion. The losses have recently moderated a bit to only near $10 billion. Yesterday they reported sales down roughly 10% and foot traffic down for the first time in a year and a half. At the same time they announced that now they are spending $20 million to install single-stall restrooms to accommodate however many of the one-third of one percent of their customers who are transgender and want to use the opposite bathroom of their physical gender. Amazing how a loss of $10 billion or so and a slap down from their customers can change things.

Sorry Target. Too late. I suggest that those of us who have learned to “aim away from the Target” continue to do so until they go away. Any corporation (or any entity for that matter) that shows that it is willing to ignore the safety of children to send a political message needs to receive a return message….. good and hard.

The second story has to do with the Clinton Crime Foundation. The largest slush fund in the history of the world announced yesterday that they promise not to accept donations from foreign entities if Hillary is elected. They must think the American people are a special kind of stupid. Hello? Her influence has already been bought. Foreign interests and corporations already own her. Swearing off future “donations” has absolutely no effect on the debt she already owes to them.

Sorry Hillary. Not buying it. It’s too late. You have already been purchased and you can’t undo that by saying you won’t be bought again in the future. That would be like Bernie Madoff saying he promises not to scam investors in the future if they’ll just give him more money.

“You can’t unring a bell.” (David Foster Wallace)

 

   Today’s job report which said 255,000 jobs were created was said by the NY Times to “reframe the economic outlook.” NBC reported that the report “crushed estimates” and “blew past expectations.” Of course ABC, CBS, CNN, and the rest of the liberals’ Ministry of Truth chimed in with universal puppies and rainbows. Of course, CNN, NBC, and the NY Times most likely had to clear their stories with the Clinton campaign before release as they did during the Democrat Convention. (No, that’s not a joke; they actually did).

A realistic look tells a slightly different story. The overall 255,000 jobs number is a large improvement over both the previous month and over expectations which is good. This number helps to raise the average monthly jobs number for 2016 to 186,000 per month. On the other hand, that number was 228,000 for 2015, 251,000 for 2014, and 193,000 for 2013. You have to go all the way back to 2012 to get a worse number. The bottom line is the trend is still down. Significantly down.

When you break down the splits between public and private sector jobs the picture turns significantly darker. Private sector job creation in this report showed very little improvement. The three-month average for private sector job creation is now 158,000 as opposed to 169,000 for the six months prior to that. In 2015 and 2014 those monthly averages were 221,000 and 240,000 respectively. Trend = down. Once again, most of those jobs were “service” jobs. If you want to wait tables or tend bar this is a great market for you.

What does all of this mean in plain language. It means that overall job creation last month was up but almost entirely due to public sector (government) growth. Private sector (real businesses that offer real products and services) job creation is still flat-lined and both public and private sector job creation is still heading south. Put this together with the recent GDP report that said growth was going to come in at less than 2% and you have an Obama economy.

Call me cynical, but could it be that the word is out among government agencies to hire as many people as you can to “juice” the numbers for the election season?

And one final question regarding all of those new government employees……… What do tens of thousands of government workers produce exactly?

TOH to the Wall Street Journal for the numbers.

 

After the attack in Orlando, the Democrat/liberal situation room went into full response mode. The classic formula was on display once again. Same formula as always. It will be the same formula when the next one happens. One. Two. Three.

1. Politicize and Distract – Within 13 seconds the subject was changed from a terrorist attack to yet another case of an evil “assault weapon” forcing a human being to pull its trigger. Among the left, worries are now emerging that AR-15’s will soon evolve into weapons that can fire themselves.

2. Cover-up – The Department of Justice (the same DOJ which will decide whether or not to cover up for Hillary’s crimes) released the transcripts of the 911 calls from the night of the attack. All references to “Allah” and “ISIS” were removed. Now, what could possibly be the reason for doing that? Another deadly dose of political correctness?  Even more outrageously, the word “Allah” was replaced with the word “God.” After a massive outcry, the unedited version was later released.

3. Use the attack as a political weapon – The Obama administration denied a request for emergency funding to the State of Florida.  Gov. Rick Scott requested “$5 million in federal funds under the Stafford Act to help with “emergency response efforts, law enforcement response, emergency medical care, counseling services and other social services to assist victims.” Governor Scott (R) pointed out that the Obama administration has approved emergency funds for a water main break in Massachusetts, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Flint water crisis. All of those happen to be in Democrat states.

Yes to funds for a water main break and no to funds for the worst terrorist attack in the U.S. since 911?  And $5 million? That’s the interest on the interest of the money they borrow every hour (only a slight exaggeration).

John F. Kennedy, Patrick Moynihan, and the Democrats of the past must be turning in their graves.

 

Most of you have felt the force of peer pressure being intentionally used on you at least one time in your younger days. Maybe your classroom was unruly and the teacher canceled recess that day for the whole class even though only a couple of the students were causing the disturbance. Or maybe you were on the basketball team and, due to the mistakes of a few, the whole team had to run extra laps. Or maybe, at home, none of the kids were allowed to go out to play until somebody admitted to breaking the lamp. In each of these situations a larger number of “innocents” were made to suffer some discomfort for the bad behavior of a fewer number of “offenders.” The theory was that, to alleviate the discomfort, the group itself would use peer pressure to bring the few back into line with the acceptable behavior of the group. And it usually worked.

Looking at our current situation with Muslims in the U.S., could this effect be an extra benefit to taking common sense security steps regarding Islamic terrorists? We hear over and over again that the “vast majority” of Muslims are peace-loving people who have nothing to do with terrorist attacks in the U.S.  That is true. The vast majority of your brothers and sisters also did not break the lamp.

We must have the will to enact common sense steps for the protection of all even if it causes some discomfort to a large number of Muslims innocent of any wrongdoing. If necessary security steps make it more difficult to immigrate to the U.S. for Muslims than for others, even if that is unpleasant for the majority of Muslims, so be it. If we need legitimate access to a particular Mosque because we have “reasonable cause” to believe a terrorist attack is being hatched inside so be it. We can make it clear that we do not need access to your Mosque because it is “Muslim,” we need access to your Mosque because it may be hatching a terrorist plot. If it turns out to be nothing, we apologize for the inconvenience and move on. If we name a particular Imam who is preaching “death to Americans” in the press and that creates some discomfort for the members of his Mosque so be it.

That very discomfort may even have a positive effect in the long run. Over and over again we hear that we will never be able to end this threat without the cooperation of the Muslims themselves. If the necessary steps for security inconvenience Muslims more than the rest of us maybe that will motivate them to exert peer pressure on the radicals among them to create change. Maybe there will be fewer of the “terrorist factory” types of Mosques in business. Maybe some of the terrorist inciting Imams will be shunned by the masses. Maybe the millions of Muslims across the world will come up with a few ideas of their own how to rid themselves of their mutated brothers.

And let’s not assume that the Muslims who are innocent of wrongdoing are stupid enough to believe that we hate them all. Even as a 10-year-old you knew that you were being kept inside to force your brother to fess up to breaking the lamp. You knew it wasn’t really about you at all. You knew who did it and so did all your brothers and sisters. The group itself eventually forced the behavior your parents wanted. The millions of innocent Muslims out there know exactly what’s going on.

Political correctness only further enables the innocent majority to continue to do nothing. This irrational fear of offending someone must end for a very simple reason. It costs lives. It may require making Muslims a little uncomfortable to find out who broke the lamp (and who is planning to break more).

Finally, ask yourself, if one of your Christian brothers from a church in Mobile, Alabama was planning a terrorist attack would there be any hesitation in arresting him on the front steps of the church with full cameras rolling?

 

 

In Thursday’s post (2 days ago) we compared the results of the terror attack in Orlando to the results of daily life in Chicago as follows:

The results of the terrorist attack in Orlando – 49 shot and killed, 53 injured.

The results of daily life in Chicago for the last 15 days – 30 shot and killed, 167 injured.

 

A quick update this morning now shows 40 shot and killed, 191 injured in Chicago over the last 17 days. Please report in if you notice any news coverage of this latest American tragedy. If you notice any liberal politicians even admitting this is happening send up a flare.

 

 

There’s an old WWII era joke about the definition of hell. It says that hell is a world in which the British are the cooks, the French are the mechanics, and the Germans are the police. Obviously, in heaven the job assignments are different. In a similar way, most of the talking about guns these days is being done by those who know the least about the subject.

For example, Alan Grayson, Congressman (D) from the district where the shooting took place, said that the gun used by the terrorist could fire “700 rounds per minute.” This is absolutely not possible. This fire rate is a specification referring to the fire rate while there is ammunition available. It disregards time necessary to reload and, even if the gun was connected to an endless belt of ammunition, one could not fire 700 rounds in a minute. According to Steven Howard (a lawyer and gun expert), due to heat build up “in reality, you’ll get to 500 rounds and the gun will just melt.” 

Grayson also said of the killer on CNN, “If somebody like him had nothing worse to deal with than a Glock pistol which was his other weapon today, he might have killed three or four people and not 50.”  Let’s examine that with two scenarios; one with the Sig Sauer MCX actually used and one with a Glock 17. According to local news outlets, a total of 202 rounds were fired by the shooter and the police. Let’s assume the shooter fired 200 of those.

Scenario #1 Sig Sauer MCX: A skilled shooter can fire 60 rounds per minute. Let’s give our shooter 50 rounds per minute. This gives us roughly 4 minutes actually pulling the trigger 200 separate times. Reload time is roughly 4 seconds. With the 30 round magazine he had that is roughly 27 seconds. Total gun operations time: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

Scenario #2 Glock 17: The fire rate for the Glock is the same (as fast as you can pull the trigger) so we will still have 4 minutes actual firing time. Reload time is actually a little quicker but we’ll say it’s the same. With 10 round magazines he would have to reload 20 times. At 4 seconds each that’s 1 minute, 20 seconds. Total gun operation time: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

So, it appears Mr. Grayson’s claim that only 3 or 4 people would have been killed had the evil “assault rifle” (a political buzzword only) been banned is also nonsense. With a display of his lack of knowledge it seems obvious he is grasping for political points at the expense of the death of 49 people. His is but one example of the sad politicization of a terrorist attack. When a major newspaper (using the term loosely) actually blames the NRA for a terrorist attack you know you’ve jumped the shark.

Remove every supposed “assault rifle” on the planet and a terrorist will use the Glock handgun. Remove all the Glocks and he’ll use a bomb. Remove all the bombs and he’ll use a pressure cooker. Remove all the pressure cookers and he’ll use box cutters.

Remember not to be distracted folks. The discussion of the weaponry used by a terrorist is meant to force you to look away from the fact that your government is failing to do the one thing that would help. Remove the terrorists.