Monday, November 6, 2017

"Morning Joe" panelists expressed doubt that Northam would win Tuesday's election.

Via Billy

Co-host Joe Scarborough went around the table and asked the panelists whether they believed the Democrats were going to win the governorship in Virginia.

"I don't know and I'm alarmed," co-host Mika Brzezinski said.

MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan shook her head and said "nope."

"I don't think so. I think it's [Ed] Gillespie," New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore said.

"It doesn't look like Northam wins," MSNBC host Ari Melber said.

"Oh my God," Brzezinski said.

Big John Russel - Bring it on home to me

An Expired Narrative

This drastic 1992 “linguistic pluralism” amendment shows how much we’ve changed since the time when immigrants had to remain on Ellis Island until they were sufficiently proficient with the English language to get by in their new country.

Portraying a furtive agenda as a benevolent endeavor has occurred frequently throughout our history.

Unscrupulous politicians have been able to hoodwink the public because it takes a while for their fraudulence to be discovered; Sometimes decades. The Reconstruction of Southern states is a classic example of this phenomenon. There were rational, well-thought out strategies put forth for re-admitting Southern states back into the Union after the Civil War. Unfortunately Radical Republicans were able to implement a “reconstruction” of the defeated South that was self-serving rather than public-spirited. Although historians agree that Reconstruction failed, the reasons given for its failure vary based on the political persuasion of the historian.

Air Force Failed to Submit Texas Shooter's Criminal History

Via John

The Air Force failed to report the accused Texas church shooter's domestic violence conviction to the FBI as required by Pentagon rules, officials said Monday.

The lapse prompted the Pentagon to announce a review of whether the problem has gone undetected in other cases across the military.

Devin Patrick Kelley was convicted of assault against his wife and stepson in an Air Force court-martial in New Mexico in 2012 and served 12 months in confinement before being given a bad-conduct discharge in 2014.

He is the suspected gunman in the attack Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed.

An Air Force record of the Kelley court-martial says he pleaded guilty to multiple specifications of assault, including striking his wife, choking her with his hands and kicking her. He also was convicted of striking his stepson on the head and body "with a force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm."

More @ US News

F-4 Phantom Last Flight: Will only be used as ground targets from now on. Sad, sad sad.

My recently departed Cousin Steven had 120 fights over North Vietnam in one of these and I know he must be sad.  He graduated from West Point, but was high enough in his class that he was able to choose Marine Aviation following his father's footsteps.

One more time: Chairmen of the Board, Carolina Girls

You are invited to... An Old-Fashioned War Between the States Ball! August 18, 2018

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Bolshevism 100 years later? Socialism and communism are more popular than capitalism among Millennials.

Via Billy

As the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, responsible for unleashing one of the bloodiest and most oppressive epochs in world history, is upon us, a disturbing survey recently released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation shows that a majority of Millennials favor socialism and communism over capitalism. The survey notes that 58% of Millennials would rather be living under some form of collectivist system, be it socialism or communism, than the free market based system of capitalism.

Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism states, “Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends. Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.” Maybe even more troubling, the survey shows that nearly one in five Millennials view Josef Stalin as a “hero.” Out on a limb, but perhaps that’s because they’re public school education didn’t include the fact that Stalin killed tens of millions of his own citizens.

USA Today Chides Texas for ‘Lax’ Concealed Carry Laws Despite Church Shooter’s Denied Permit

 FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo Hank Johnson displays his handgun, in Springboro, Ohio. Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, June 9, 2016, that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

USA Today chided Texas for “lax” concealed carry laws after the Sutherland Springs church shooting but the attacker, Devin Kelley, was denied such a permit.

Governor Greg Abbott (R) says the attacker was denied a Texas concealed carry permit.

USA Today criticized Texas concealed carry laws nonetheless. They pointed to the reduced fees for a permit, effective this year, whereby the price dropped from $14o to $40. The paper reported that a portion of the concealed carry safety course can be done online and that possession of a permit lets the holder carry openly or concealed.

The flagship Gannett Company outlet added, “The open carry law allows licensed gun owners to carry their weapons in most public spaces.”

None of these laws have anything to do with Sunday’s incident, as the attacker was denied a Texas carry permit. In fact, the purpose behind the lower cost and online simplicity of a permit application is to lessen the burdensome process for self-defense.

The USA Today column quotes a 2013 American Journal of Public Health which says that “states with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides.” This overlooks recent work by LaGrange College professor John A. Tures, who cross-examined various figures on gun crime and found that homicide rates are not markedly different for states with gun control for private sales versus states without.

On October 27, 2017, the Ledger-Enquirer reported that Tures was initially persuaded that “the average gun-related homicide rate per 100,000 people among gun control states (3.31) was lower than those with no regulation of private gun sales (4.28).” Then he realized that an error exists in the way figures from certain states were tallied in certain studies. “Two gun control states, and nine gun rights states, had too few gun homicides to calculate a rate, and were left out of the study.” Tures and his students created an extra table to compile the figures originally left out and the result was “little to no difference” between states with relaxed or stricter gun laws.

Man Shot At and Chased Texas Church Shooter Devin Kelley

Witnesses say the man who killed at least than 26 people inside a small Texas church only fled the scene after a local resident started shooting back at him. 

The local resident, who a neighbor described as the "nicest man on the planet," had grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect as he exited First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, just 40 miles southeast of San Antonio. 

According to state officials, during the confrontation, the suspect dropped his assault-type rifle and fled from the church, with the local citizen in pursuit.

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Tony Podesta Lobbied For Russia’s ‘Uranium One’ And Did Not File As A Foreign Agent

 WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19:   Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee June 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mueller confirmed that the FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance during the hearing on FBI oversight.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tony Podesta’s lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, represented the Russian-owned company Uranium One during former President Barack Obama’s administration and did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined.

Podesta collected lobbying fees of $180,000 from Uranium One, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, that discloses lobbying documents filed with Congress. The uranium company states on its web site it is a “wholly owned subsidiary” of RUSANO, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy.

Texas church shooting suspect Devin Kelley denied gun license, governor says

Texas church gunman Devin Kelley tried to get a license to carry a gun in Texas, but the state denied him, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, citing the director of Texas’ Department of Public Safety.

“So how was it that he was able to get a gun? By all the facts that we seem to know, he was not supposed to have access to a gun,” Abbott told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “So how did this happen?”

A picture is starting to emerge of the suspected gunman in a deadly mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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Texas AG: The Way To STOP Mass Shootings Is For MORE People to Carry Concealed Weapons

Chelsea Handler Blames Mass Shooting Victims For Their Own Deaths?

Via Billy

Israel’s Financial War on Terror Led to Global Shift in Targeting Money

Via Billy


Israel's government waged financial warfare on terror groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, which became a model for most states battling terrorism today, according to members of a once secret Israeli task force called Harpoon.

The operations ranged from financial operations that caused terrorist groups to lose tens of millions from bad investments, to commando raids on banks linked to the funding of suicide bombings, to targeted assassinations of terror group financiers.

"Harpoon showed the world that there must constantly be new angles to attack terrorist groups and infrastructure," said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, coauthor with Samuel M. Katz of a new book, Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism's Money Masters, to be published Tuesday.

Texas gunman threatened in-laws over text before shooting: authorities

The suspect in the shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, reportedly sent what an official has described as “threatening text messages” to his in-laws before the attack.

“There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws,” Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Freeman Martin said, as reported by Reuters.

“The mother-in-law attended the church. We know he sent threatening ... that she had received threatening text messages from him.”

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt confirmed during an interview with CNN’s “New Day” Monday morning that the suspect’s in-laws did attended First Baptist Church “from time to time,” but were not in attendance on Sunday.

More @ The Hill

Interview with Johnnie Langendorff who chased down Sutherland Springs Shooter

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I thought he had the rifle and don't have information about the other man.

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Hero’ Neighbor With a Gun Stopped Texas Church Massacre


A local man in the area of a church shooting massacre in Texas is being hailed as a hero for grabbing his own gun and giving chase to the suspect.

The horrific attack at Southern Baptists Church claimed the lives of 26 people, and wounded another 20, but could have been much worse had it not been for the neighbor’s actions.

The concerned citizen grabbed his rifle when he heard the attack unfold, then gave chase in another neighbor’s vehicle after the suspect fled.

The owner of the truck, Johnny Langendorff, described the scene, saying “I pulled up to the intersection where the shooting happened and I saw two men exchanging gunfire, the other being a citizen of the community.”