Heh: Anti-gun activist David Hogg slams unnecessary 1st Amendment restriction on law-abiding students

He makes some good points — just not the ones he thinks he’s making

I’ll hand it to this guy, he makes a lot of good points — just not the ones he thinks he’s making:

His First Amendment rights are ironclad, absolute and not subject to being infringed upon no matter what! The Second Amendment should be scrapped or at least greatly limited based on liberal lies, distortions and spin.

One more time but with feeling!

“After we come back from spring break they’re requiring us to have clear backpacks.”
[…]
“It’s unnecessary, and it’s embarrassing for a lot of the students. And it makes them feel isolated and separated from the rest of American school culture where they’re having their First Amendment rights infringed upon.”

It’s OK with him to demonize millions of law-abiding gun owners and try and make them complicit in mass murder because of an organization they belong to, but tell students they have to wear clear backpacks and you’ve crossed the constitutional line, pal!

This is about the only way I can possibly sum this all up:

What could POSSIBLY go wrong: Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill that ‘nobody read’

“It’s a COOKBOOK!”

Today, President Trump said he was “disappointed” in the “ridiculous situation” that is the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that passed the Senate and went to his desk this morning. In spite of Trump’s mountain of criticism for the bill, he signed it anyway:

And at 2,232 pages, who knows what’s in there?

Nobody read the whole thing? What could possibly go wrong? It might not be long before a scream is heard coming from an office in the West Wing: “It’s a COOKBOOK!”

But at least Nancy Pelosi’s thrilled:

Apparently she’s the House Speaker again and the Dems control things. Who knew!?

Josh Earnest is out of the White House but still telling whoppers

Getting a lecture about telling the truth from Josh Earnest is like Michael Moore accusing somebody of being a slob, but Earnest is undaunted by the hypocrisy:

Josh Earnest, who served as White House press secretary in the Obama administration, jabbed at current press secretary Sarah Sanders, suggesting in an email to Democratic voters that she frequently lies at the podium.

Though Earnest did not directly address Sanders by name, he referred to his own role in the Obama White House and compared it to how the Trump administration “operates.”

“When I was press secretary for President Obama, my strategy was simple,” Earnest said in the email sent out Thursday by the Democratic National Committee. “I spoke directly with the president and didn’t make a habit of lying to the American people. You and I both know that’s not how the Trump administration operates.”

In other words, Josh Earnest is still telling lies.

For just one example, here’s Earnest at the end of Obama’s presidency touting his historic and precedent-setting transparency:

Fact checks on that:

Earnest has a promising career in comedy ahead of him.

Dick’s Sporting Goods wades into gun control swamp, gets piranha in their pants

The “bake the cake” argument obviously doesn’t apply when a company is refusing to do something at the behest of liberals, but the flip side of that coin doesn’t disappoint me one bit:

As it turns out, caving into the demands of lefties who say law-abiding gun owners who shop at your store are complicit in mass murder can be bad for business. Go figure:

Dick’s Sporting Goods has suffered a surprisingly steep downturn in sales since promising to sell fewer guns, but the problem isn’t the gun sales, Fortune says.

Stock tumbled to the lowest in four months after the sports store banned assault-style weapons from its Field & Stream stores and raised the minimum age for a customer to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.
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“There’s going to be some pushback and we expected that,” said CEO Edward Stack, in an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, according to CNN. “There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore for anything.”

The decision is “not going to be positive from a traffic standpoint and a sales standpoint,” Stack predicted.

The company’s shares fell 7.3 percent after going up 13 percent this year. Sales failed to hit the projected $2.74 billion, tapering off at $2.66 billion for this quarter.

Hey Dick’s, enjoy your new progressive buddies who probably never shopped at your stores anyway telling you what you should and shouldn’t be selling and to whom, because it’s not going to end here.

WHAT national debt? Spending bill weighs in at 2,232 pages to the tune of $1.3 trillion

Apparently the national debt isn’t a major concern anymore:

And this is just for funding through September 30th of this year.

President Trump said “Dem giveaways” are part of that in order to get them to agree to other budget items:

You know, voters need to give Republicans control of Congress so this kind of reckless spending and “Dem giveaways” can be tapered way back! Oh, wait…

Update:

Who wouldn’t have time to read all this?

Former VP Gropey Joe says he’d have kicked Trump’s ass in high school for comments about grabbing women

Biden criticized Trump’s treatment of women while rubbing the shoulders and sniffing the hair of an uncomfortable lady in front of him in line at the Wilmington-area Costco a couple days ago.

Top representatives from the party of peace, tolerance, love, acceptance and inclusiveness sure can sound violent. Case in point, former veep and good friend of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, whose delicate sensibilities have been VERY offended by Donald Trump:

Former Vice President Joe Biden took fresh jabs at President Donald Trump on Tuesday while speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally, telling students at the University of Miami that he probably would have “beat the hell out” of Trump if they’d attended school together.

“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it,'” Biden said. “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said ‘no.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'”

Biden’s just the guy to serve up a lecture about being grabby, isn’t he? By the way, unreliable sources tell me Biden criticized Trump’s treatment of women while rubbing the shoulders and sniffing the hair of an uncomfortable lady in front of him in line at the Wilmington-area Costco a couple days ago.

Now that Biden has said he’d have beaten up Trump in high school for something he said, we return you to your regularly scheduled lecture Democrat lecture against bullying.

(h/t Twitchy)

How will the Broward County Sheriff blame this one on the NRA?

Asleep at the wheel.

In spite of Broward County Sheriff’s Department having ignored myriad red flags about Nikolas Cruz and some of his deputies failing to enter the building where he was killing students, Sheriff Scott Israel was quick to blame the NRA for the massacre.

Here’s the latest. How will Israel blame the NRA for this one?

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/976222380677910535

Is the NRA selling “assault Sominex” or something? In the bigger picture, the Broward sheriff is the one who has been shown to have been asleep at the wheel for quite a while. And it’s not like it had been a snoozer of a week or anything:

About 30 minutes before Moises was found asleep, other deputies arrested Zachary Cruz, the brother of gunman Nikolas Cruz, for trespassing. Although Zachary Cruz had been told several times to avoid the campus, he rode his skateboard onto the grounds to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in,” deputies said.

A day later, two students were arrested for bringing knives to the school, heightening concerns about security.

“Knives? Damn you, NRA!” – Predicted Sheriff Scott Israel reaction at a future CNN town hall.

Awkward: Hillary NOT thrilled with Q about another woman breaking glass ceiling that was rightfully hers to shatter

Because Hillary Clinton’s prediction track record on who can and can not be elected President of the United States is dubious at best, here’s Her Royal Bitterness weighing in on a speculative question about Ivanka Trump possibly claiming that which Hillary believes was rightfully hers:

“Apparently Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female President of the United States,” Dutch interviewer Eva Jinek said.

“That’s not going to happen,” Clinton replied.

When asked why Clinton thought it could never happen, she said that, “we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.”

“I think that normally I would like to believe what you’re saying,” Jinek said, “but I’ve also learned after these elections that things that we don’t except to happen sometimes do happen.”

Clinton said, “Well, that’s true, but you know, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. And I think the American people have seen for themselves what happens when a reality TV candidate wins, and I really believe there’s an enormous amount of pent-up energy to take the country back, away from the Trump administration.”

It’s not just Ivanka — Clinton would have answered the same way if the name was substituted with Nikki Haley or any other Republican, because it was HILLARY’S glass ceiling to shatter! HILLARY’S, dammit!

She seems mad about something, but I just can’t put my finger on it.

Hillary said it’ll “never happen,” which is exactly how she used to reply to questions about Donald Trump getting elected president. Maybe Hillary Clinton isn’t the best go-to expert when it comes to election chances.

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” she said. And that’s coming from the woman who unsuccessfully ran for president how many times?

WHAT media bias? Dem Rep thanks NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell for advice on saving McCabe’s pension

Surprised by the lack of objectivity? Me neither.

Recently NBC News’ super-objective reporter Andrea Mitchell gave some advice to #Resistance Dems on how to help out fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe:

Wisconsin Democrat Congressman Mark Pocan made such a job offer to McCabe, and thanked Mitchell for the suggestion. Mitchell’s reluctant acceptance of Pocan’s offering of thanks shows that even Andrea knows she dove headfirst into “partisan hack” territory but it still didn’t seem to bother her too much:

Also notice that even though it was the FBI’s Office of Personal Responsibility who recommended McCabe’s firing for misconduct, Mitchell said nothing as Pocan blamed it all on Trump being heartless.

Surprised by Mitchell’s lack of objectivity? Me neither:

Of course: NY Times charters private jet around the world to sound alarm about devastating effects of fossil fuel emissions

You can’t make this s**t up!

The New York Times is making a personal contribution to Al Gore’s cause by finding reasons for alarmism wherever they may exist (or not):

Among the alarms being sounded by New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristoff is, of course, the ravages of man-made “climate change”:

I came to Easter Island while leading a tour for The New York Times Company, and those of us in the group were staggered by the statues — but also by the reminder of the risks when a people damages the environment that sustains it.

That brings us to climate change, to the chemical processes we are now triggering whose outcomes we can’t fully predict. The consequences may be a transformed planet with rising waters and hotter weather, dying coral reefs and more acidic oceans. We fear for the ocean food chain and worry about feedback loops that will irreversibly accelerate this process, yet still we act like Easter Islanders hacking down their trees.

OK, that was all just a buildup to the “you can’t make this sh*t up” part of the post. Here’s why the Times is able to sound those climate change alarms all around the world this year:

Go Behind the Headlines on a New Extraordinary Journey by Private Jet

Circle the globe on an inspiring and informative journey by private jet, created by The New York Times in collaboration with luxury travel pioneers Abercrombie & Kent. This 26-day itinerary takes you beneath the surface of some of the world’s most compelling destinations, illuminating them through the expertise of veteran Times journalists.

Travel in a group of just 50 guests, joined by some of The Times’s most noteworthy journalists and local contributors, who offer firsthand perspectives on the people and places that shape our world. Join a dedicated flight crew aboard an exclusively chartered Boeing 757 with first-class, fully lie-flat seats, accompanied by A&K’s top-notch Tour Directors and local experts, for an around-the-world adventure like no other.

If you wanted to join the airborne party of 50 on a nearly monthlong around-the-world jaunt to crop-dust the planet with fossil fuel emissions in order to document the ravages of man-made climate change, you had to fork out $135,000 per person. Damn, the air smells cleaner already!

(h/t @JimmyPrinceton)