Update – Who the hell do you think you are?

UPDATE 2: Also went and joined the Second Amendment Foundation.

UPDATE: I told you I would and so I did. Hope I am not the only one.

Touched a nerve, did we?

This morning your humble [sic] correspondent is in high dudgeon, having just made reply to a facebook friend and former colleague who is a total leftard and who was once again advocating for gun control while inveighing against the NRA.  My comments to him:

Damned right I support the NRA, they defend my 2nd Amendment right to protect myself and my family in the best way I can.

A good friend of mine’s grandparents were killed by Richard Ramirez, the police later determined that it took three days for him to complete the murders. Needless to say it was a closed coffin funeral. Ramirez, by the way, is on your side, as he didn’t use guns in commission of his crimes.

Before I was married I did not own a gun. I figured that if I was ever confronted by such a person I would fight as best I was able and take my chances, let the chips fall where they may. After I was married I could not risk that anymore, as my defeat would mean horrors for my wife I could too well imagine.

I am a gun owner, and fully intend to remain a gun owner. What you gun grabbers are doing is stripping me and millions of others of the ability to adequately defend my life and the lives of my family and community, essentially sacrificing us on the altar of your self proclaimed moral superiority. I will not have it. Who the hell do you think you are?

There is more to be said, of course.  I have, after all, read Solzhenitsyn‘s Gulag Archipelago (recommended reading), and I can see where this is all going.  I will not have it.  Who the hell do these people think they are?

I had not planned to but today I will make a contribution to the NRA.  I will also begin planning to acquire a so-called ‘battle rifle’.  I’ve been giving the Ruger SR-762 serious consideration.  I don’t know if it is on California’s list of proscribed guns, and I really don’t care.

Kindred spirits

Most of us who lived in the West, what we called the Free World, during the cold war, were at least marginally aware that those nations and peoples under the sway of Communism suffered unbelievable agonies at the nands of those brutal regimes.  Those living in those places were more than ‘aware’ of the inhuman cruelty of life in a society ruled by terror.  What we, and they, largely missed is that these Terror States didn’t exist to much to advance the Communist ideology as to secure the supply of victims for the high priests of the theology of power, the Socialism was window dressing for the Dark Temple of Theft, Terror, Torture and Death.

Over at the Gatestone Institute Dr. Majid Rafizadeh has an important article about his experience growing up in Iran which clarifies in my mind the affinity that Marxism and Islamism have for each other in the West. He lays out the methods by which Islamism insinuates itself into societies and takes them over, and points out how that has been an ongoing project in America for decades.

  • My father’s generation in Iran lived in an environment in which the Islamist party of the country’s clergy cunningly depicted themselves as intending no harm, supportive of the people, and not interested in power. So, before the revolution, many Iranians did not think that Khomeini’s party would be committing the atrocities that they are committing now or that they would have such an unrelenting hunger for power. Instead, during this time, the country thought it was on a smooth path towards democracy, with no expectation of ever returning to a barbaric era. Even the then-US President Jimmy Carter viewed Khomeini as a good religious holy man.
  • Iranians did not just submit to these new laws; they rose up in protest. This uprising was met with torture, rape, and death. With the regime eager to wipe any who dared to resist, the people had no choice but to surrender. Everyone’s daily activities were now under the scrutiny of the Islamists.
  • Many will still think it is impossible for something like this to happen in their country. What they fail to understand is that Iran is an example of exactly how successful this meticulous grab for power can be. Islamists in other countries including the West are pursuing the same techniques on the path to seizing power. It is a quiet, and subtle process, until the moment you wake up with no rights, a culture of fear, and no promise that you will live in freedom or even to see the next day.

Both Islam and Socialist Progressivism seek the destruction of Western Civilization, especially America, in order to build a terror society on the rubble.  Once America and the West are down each believes they can then defeat the other and win positions of power exclusively for themselves and their adherents.

It has been said that Islam is a political philosophy masquerading as a religion and Communism is a religion masquerading as a political philosophy.  Both are tyrannies far worse than was England in 1776 (King George was plenty bad enough, thank you!) against which the founders would have revolted.  Americans are being led to believe that both of these evils are equivalent goods.  It is our job to disabuse our fellow citizens and prevent America from being chained by either, for the sake of our own lives and the lives of our descendants. .

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Another shooting

The atavistic “Progressives” are once again in full cry calling for disarming America to make Americans safe.  Because, don’t you know, that firearms drive men to homicidal madness except when they jump up and start discharging all on their own.  Kindly ignore the fact that wherever gun control has been implemented anywhere in the world the number of shootings go through the roof.  Chicago?  Detroit?  Washington DC?  Any US city reduced to rubble by decades of Democrat rule?  Um…  Gotta go.  Check please!

Not that the, oh, so super-virtuous Leftist control freaks would ever use a tragedy to advance their agenda or stand on the corpses of children as on soap boxes to lecture the rest of us with their sanctimonious drivel.  But never let a crisis go to waste.  Not smarmy at all because they are so much better than the common run of mankind, of which the Deplorables (TM) must be continually reminded, so easily distracted are they by their guns and their Bibles.  Someday they’ll thank for our heroic efforts to improve them despite themselves.  Meanwhile we’ll just have to congratulate each other.  Ain’t we great?

One way to tell a falsehood is to outright fabricate a story and assert that it is true (Paging Fake News, you have a call at the white courtesy phone!).  Another way is to omit significant facts.  The Democrats are experts at both.  Here are two facts which they don’t want mentioned when it comes “a national discussion of mass shootings and gun control”.

By creating so called Gun Free Zones we have created target rich environments and made the indefensible.  Then we packed some of them with our most precious treasures, our children.  If the Donks gave a rat’s tail about the welfare of our children they wouldn’t be herding them into mass indoctrination centers in the first place, but they would at least furnish these places with armed guards.  The fact that they don’t is absolutely telling.  Gun Free Zones are really Designated Victim Zones which can  then be conveniently exploited for propaganda purposes.

As part of the Left’s war on men and boys many boys are regularly force fed powerful psychotropic drugs to control their behavior.  The long term effects of these drugs are not yet well understood, still less the long term effects of squelching the natural rowdiness of boys and trying to make them behave like complaisant little girls.  Some of these drugs, known as SSRIs are known to sometimes create “Rage Monsters” in boys and young men under the age of 25 who suffer from bipolar disorders (what we used to call manic-depressive disorder).  Much, much more on this over at Market Ticker.

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.  The fact is that this is known and has been known for a long time.  The fact that the media Never mentions this strongly suggests that this kinds of events are not accidents.  No, our Marxist would-be masters don’t pick an individual and send him off on a rampage.  It is enough to allow statistics to run their course.  A one-in-a-million chance is pretty rare, unless you have a pool of over 330,000,000 people to draw on.

Refuse to accept the premises of their argument, that the 2nd Amendment is responsible for these tragedies and that its abolition is the solution.  Their real purpose is clearly to disarm Americans, render us helpless and servile lest we threaten their corrupt, totalitarian dreams.

Election Integrity Project ACTION ITEM! RUSH!!

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Again thanks to C.W. who passes on this very important piece of information.  Please note that the meeting is taking place this Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2018.

Hi everyone

This is Linda Paine, President and co-founder of the Election Integrity Project (EIP) and the Election Integrity Project California (EIPCa).

Since January, 2011 Election Integrity Project volunteers have diligently researched voter rolls and have trained approximately 7,000 volunteers across the state to observe polling locations and report their observations. The information they provided has been used to educate citizens about the deteriorating integrity in CA elections and provide reports to county Registrars and the Secretary of State regarding concerns in the California electoral process.

By the end of election year 2016 Election Integrity Project’s documentation revealed a pattern of actions that can result in the transformation of a state by using the electoral process to manipulate elections. The pattern includes massively bloated voter rolls, corrupt legislation, and the deterioration of integrity in the electoral process that opens the door to fraud. Because of this effort,

1. EIPCa is the main plaintiff in the Judicial Watch legal action against the CA SOS and LA County! This gives us hope that we can enter the 2018 election cycle with cleaner voter rolls.

2. In addition, we are now providing years of documentation to Landmark Legal Foundation for the purpose of determining what action can be taken to clean up other elements of the process.

The Election Integrity Project California is now beginning the effort to establish Observations teams in every county and community in the state. To accomplish this we will be meeting with citizens all over the state beginning with the southern counties. Beginning next week, Feb. 18th in Santa Clarita, EIPCa will be hosting meetings across the state to lay out our strategy to build the largest network of citizen oversight teams in the state.
We would love to have you join us!

I know this seems a bit last minute for you, but I believe this meeting will make a huge difference for you in understanding and visualizing the game plan for the 2018 election season.
You will also get a better idea of what our research teams and our DAG team does and why we must add volunteers to these teams.

Thank you for your willingness to get involved with the Election Integrity Project California!
I hope to see you at the meeting on Feb. 18th from 1pm to 4pm

Warmest Regards,

Linda Paine
Election Integrity Project California
President, Co-Founder

661-313-5251
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Les Tupper Award nominations

J.L. sends this along, which may be of interest.  Note the deadline is just over a week away.

NOMINATIONS

Website* Nomination Form:  http://www.lcfcc.net

Also available at City Hall, LCF Library, and LCF Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                                                                                                                                       *Submitted by February 23, 2018

USPS Mail* Nomination Form and Narrative in Support of Nomination to:

La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council

Nominations Committee

P. O. Box 264

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91012-0264

*Postmarked on or before: February 23, 2018 (no exceptions)

Email* Nomination Form and Narrative in Support of Nomination to:

LesTupper@lcfcc.net      

*Emailed on or before: February 23, 2018 (no exceptions)

 If you have any questions, please email LesTupper@lcfcc.net.

More info on the Les Tupper Award from the LCFCC website:

Les Tupper Award

LES TUPPER AWARD PRESENTATION
Each year since 1969 the La Cañada Flintridge Coordination Council has presented the Les Tupper Community Service Award to individuals, organizations, and businesses which have given outstanding service to the community.  A Student Service Award was later added.  These awards are named in honor of Les Tupper, a civic leader who cared deeply about education, youth and enhancing the quality of life in the La Cañada Flintridge community.

This year’s award recipients were recognized at a public ceremony at the Von Karman Auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, our hosts.

Les Tupper Service Award is awarded to an individual with long-term and broad-based volunteer service to La Cañada Flintridge. Volunteerism, beyond job related duties, may be in areas of education, youth activities, cultural pursuits, religious, business, civic or social service.  This person brings a positive recognition to themselves and to the community of La Cañada Flintridge.

Les Tupper Student Service Award is given to a student in grade 11 or 12 with  outstanding personal attributes and has actively participating in service-related activities that benefit both the school and the community of La Cañada Flintridge.

Les Tupper Special Service Award:  On occasion, the Coordinating Council Board of Directors may choose to honor individuals, organizations, or businesses who are found to be worthy of recognition for their contributions to La Cañada Flintridge, but who do not meet the broad based volunteer requirements set forth in the Les Tupper Service Award Criteria, but rather have shown service in one special area of interest.

The annual Les Tupper Awards Ceremony was held at the Von Karman Auditorium
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a Monday in April  at 7:00PM.

The Donks take aim

When the enemy takes aim at you that is not the time to take cover, that is the time to fire back and make them duck for cover.  Thanks to C.W. who stands to her duty, observes and reports.   To the phones, then, and make their ears melt!  Not just our California Senators, but the wobbly ones wherever they are.
“I feel that are another five within reach.”
That was what the No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin told reporters yesterday as he explained his plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.  We need “11 Republican names,” Durbin said.  “We believe we have five or six strongly moving in our direction, and I feel that are another five within reach.” 
In January, the Trump administration said the Durbin proposal “would exacerbate the worst features of our immigration system by increasing illegal immigration and increasing chain migration.” Make no mistake, the Senate is debating amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, and Durbin would have us repeat the mistakes of 1986 all over again. And a handful of Republican Senators could make all the difference.
Every single member of Congress needs to know the Durbin proposal is a non-starter because it:  
  1. Fails to Secure the Border
  2. Increases Illegal Immigration and Guarantees Future Amnesties
  3. Grants Citizenship to Millions of “DREAMers” and Grants Legal Status to Their Parents
  4. Increases Chain Migration
  5. Fails to End the Visa Lottery
Thank you for standing up for the rule of law, common sense, and our Constitution. 
Dan
Dan Holler
Vice President
Heritage Action for America