The situation

The mid-term election should tell anyone who was paying attention a few things about our country. By and large, those people who President Trump campaigned for (rally) seemed to do well in general. Those who he didn’t campaign for didn’t seem to do nearly as well.

America is a fragmented country. There are regions containing conservatives, mainly in the fly-over areas between the coasts, and the big cities contain masses of liberal voters. The chasm in America is basically between those who favor self-reliance and those who feel it is the function of government to be a perpetual nanny.

Normally, or normally until a few years ago, the media would arbitrate and provide both sides of political issues; that is no longer the case. What happened during the President’s recent news conference brought the media to a new low. Those of us that have even a smattering of journalism training have been taught that we are to report the story; not become the story. In a narcissistic world of TV news personalities, that admonition has gone by the wayside.

Jim Acosta, the boorish White House reporter for CNN accused President Trump and engaged him in a back and forth which was more about getting soundbites for CNN’s evening shows than garnering any real information. Once he was finally relieved of the press microphone and had made a complete ass of himself, the baton was picked up by an NBC reporter who took the same accusatory tone. As a result of the drama and boorish behavior, Acosta lost his White House press pass.

A press conference is for listening to the speaker’s talking points and then asking questions; not manufacturing a stage show for TV outlets. There needs to be stringent ground rules established for news conferences; question all you want, but if the reporter wants to argue, his press credentials should be pulled. Acosta is just a belated start; there are more who attend White House news conferences and try to make themselves the center of attention with rude and obtuse behavior. I have the feeling that this rancorous behavior is by design and geared towards sound bites on the evening news.

Admittedly, it doesn’t take a great deal of agitation to get under President Trump’s skin but a consideration most folks don’t take into account is that Trump is the first president to receive this degree of media animus. Many reporters weren’t impressed with Obama but there was never the accusatory, argumentative, demeaning tone during his rare press conferences. His responses ran for minutes, and rarely, if ever addressed the question; but still he was extended a degree of respect, and with questions not confrontation.

Trump is hated by about the same number of people that adore him, and probably for the same reason, he gets things done and doesn’t really care whom he offends. His minions love his earthiness and the liberal elitist hate him for the same reason.

The vast majority in the media, or at least those whose name appears in written op eds or whose face appears on a TV screen, hate Trump. The people applying the makeup, working the lights, cameras, and hauling equipment may not share their animus but have no voice with the imperial press.

We live in an era where people, especially the liberal/socialist left, but not exclusively, seem to be unable to disagree on any issue without resorting to vile, personal attacks on one’s character, intelligence, and motives. This is the new America, the new normal, and in all likelihood, will ultimately lead to a complete collapse of our nation.

This insanity cannot continue, we cannot allow it to continue. I’ve said more than once that the United States is at a crossroads, we can continue to digress until we fragment into obscurity; or we can come together and discuss our national problems in an adult and reasonable manner. The time to change is now!

Have a good week. Bill Shuey is a freelance writer in Quincy, Florida.

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Democrats Take Aim At Gun Rights; Will Push Most Aggressive Legislation In Decades

The new measures will be supported by an influx of pro-gun-control lawmakers on their way to Capitol Hill after Tuesday’s midterm elections, however any new measure would face an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Democrats ousted at least 15 House Republicans with “A” National Rifle Association ratings, while the candidates elected to replace them all scored an “F” NRA rating. –WSJ

“This new majority is not going to be afraid of our shadow,” said California Democrat Mike Thompson, a Napa Valley, California legislator and chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. “We know that we’ve been elected to do a job, and we’re going to do it.

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It Never Gets Old

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Still Not Tired of Winning

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A Couple of Good Genocides

The truth about the election is that nothing is going to change. The Democrats (communists) have it in their mind to pursue the Alinksy protocols right down to the death of the Constitution. And, for those who believe that a paper with words on it means something, it does, but only when backed up with the force of law and people willing to enforce those laws.

The Republicans (communist-lite) want the laws to work for them while in office and don’t really care what happens to the individuals that the Constitutional laws are supposed to protect. To this end, they will use those laws (rights) of the people to gain political advantage over their competitors, the real communists. But, if people are still looking for something to be legal and move the Democrats off of their agenda, forget it.

With the rise of Antifa as the military wing of the Democrat Socialist Party, it will only get worse. They are the IRA of the Sinn Fein political party and no one in politics seems to care one way or another, not even when harassed by these militants themselves, so if you think they care about them harassing you, you are mistaken.

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Which Black Swan Will Be the Trigger?

The list of upcoming triggers that will precipitate a world war and economic collapse that are the globalists’ goals is growing. It does not matter which trigger will be the “one”. It does matter how you prepare, act and react.

I would like a straight up trigger that I can see. The outbreak of disease is one which is also looming but never fully realized. Ebola may be back in the picture and its use as a terrorist weapon is not to be overlooked. Imagine the impact on the economy if people did not go out and spend money for Christmas in the malls for fear of a contagion. Then again, who goes to the mall anymore since Amazon and online shopping have become the new paradigm.

David DeGerolamo

CDC Director: Congo’s Ebola Outbreak May Not Be Containable

The problems with containment of this particular Ebola outbreak stem from the fact that the disease is spreading in an active war zone with several armed groups attacking health officials, government aids and civilians. Some civilians with Ebola have refused treatment, and health care workers are still being infected. About 60 to 80 percent of new cases do not show an epidemiological link to prior cases.

The daily rate of new Ebola cases had more than doubled in early October. In addition, there is community resistance and a deep mistrust of the government as the raging outbreak continues to spread through an active war zone.

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The Only Resolution Is Revolution

While the talking heads are still talking, the people who are sentient are realizing that we have a divided country whose ideologies will not foster reconciliation. When one side openly is against the existing structure of government in a country and they have support from a Deep State government, the only resolution is revolution. Their side is willing to fight regardless of laws or consequences. Our side is hoping that President Trump will succeed and everything will be fine. This normalcy bias will accomplish one thing: the overthrow of the Constitutional Republic. It may not happen tomorrow but their success is guaranteed based on history.

Just as the Democrats were able to regain control of the House of Representatives without any platform, it is only a matter of time before they regain control of the federal government. The other side uses (and will continue to use) our apathy until they win. As we enter the Bondage phase of Tyler’s cycle, I encourage people to remember what Liberty used to represent in this country so that when we have a generation with great courage, they will understand what they are fighting for.

David DeGerolamo

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Lessons?

The smoke is clearing from the most expensive midterm elections in American history and the outlines are just becoming visible.

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The Absolute Best Example of Fake News

Acosta has had his press credentials suspended from the White House for his actions regarding his behavior of this intern. Anyone who has watched the exchange between the President and Acosta knows the truth concerning Acosta and then NBC’s Peter Alexander.

David DeGerolamo

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What Would You Do If Terrorists Came to Your House?

After seeing the earlier post here, I saw another tweet with the same video. I encourage people to read the comments on both tweets. Then consider your options. We are moving from “what if” to “when” very quickly.

David DeGerolamo

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A Primer on the Midterms and Media

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About that “new civility” we were promised …

Remember the grand statement of “she who would be queen” ?

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

“That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.”

Well, yeah … let the civility begin …

A mob of Antifa protesters is currently outside the DC-area home of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson.

The group is threatening Carlson and demanding that he leave town, saying that “tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.”

It is unclear if Carlson’s wife or four children are currently at home. It is unlikely that the host was home, as the harassment began less than an hour before his show is scheduled to air.

The group was chanting threats such as, “Tucker Carlson we will fight, we know where you sleep at night!”

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Trump clashes with Jim Acosta in testy exchange

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It’s About Time

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The First Amendment …

… protects their unconditional and unalienable Right to make stupid, offensive, and incorrect statements, and pretend to be petty tyrants.

It does not, however, grant them the ability to negate the unconditional and unalienable Rights of free men, both enumerated and un-enumerated.

After you refresh your memory of the Second and Ninth Amendments, I refer you to a recent post at AmmoLand:

First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in Boston and Brookline, violates the Second Amendment. The district court disagreed, and so do we. Mindful that “the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 626 (2008), we hold that the challenged regime bears a substantial relationship to important governmental interests in promoting public safety and crime prevention without offending the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights. Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s entry of summary judgment for the defendants. In the last analysis, the plaintiffs simply do not have the right” to carry arms for any sort of confrontation” or “for whatever purpose” they may choose. Id. at 595, 626 (emphasis omitted). 

The Court specifically said the decision applies to both open and concealed carry of handguns. They reserved the power to infringe on concealed carry more than open carry.

Judge Selya wrote the decision for the unanimous three-judge panel. They held that allowing police to decide if a citizen has a “need” to carry a gun outside the home allows sufficient exercise of Second Amendment rights.

A right that can be arbitrarily denied by the government is no right at all. It is effectively just another activity that may be allowed by the government if a bureaucrat decides to allow it.

 

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