At long last, the conventional wisdom about the 2014 midterms is here: It’s an election about nothing.
Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
The Washington Post may have been first in declaring the coming midterms “kind of—and apologies to Seinfeld here—an election about nothing.” But the Daily Beast chimed in: “America seems resigned to a Seinfeld election in 2014—a campaign about nothing.” And New York magazine noted (and embraced) the cliché: The midterm election “has managed to earn a nickname from the political press: the ‘Seinfeld Election,’ an election about nothing.”
Soon enough this description was popping up everywhere—the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Bloomberg, Politico, and many others. The 2014 Midterms, the Seinfeld Election.
Others posited something even worse. “The 2014 campaign has been the most boring and uncreative campaign I can remember,” wrote New York Times columnist David Brooks. That wasn’t harsh enough for Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post, who went further. The election isn’t just “boring,” he wrote, “it’s vapid and inconsequential.”
The big television networks seem to agree. The signature newscasts of ABC, NBC, and CBS have barely found the upcoming elections worthy of notice. According to the Media Research Center, ABC’s World News Tonight didn’t run a single story about the midterms between September 1 and October 20. Over that same seven-week period, NBC and CBS evening newscasts ran just 11 and 14 stories, respectively. (It probably goes without saying that the networks found the prospective Democratic triumph in the 2006 midterms much more compelling. Over the same time period that year, NBC ran 65 stories about the midterms, CBS ran 58, and ABC ran 36.)
We have a different view.
Not only is this election not about nothing, it is being fought over exactly the kinds of things that ought to determine our elections.
It’s about the size and scope of government. It’s about the rule of law. It’s about the security of the citizenry. It’s about competence. It’s about integrity. It’s about honor [Bold type, mine].
Read more at WeeklyStandard.com.
Yet again a very disturbing trend by a very successful company who is now turning it’s back on the principles and rights that allowed it to prosper and grow. The company, Square, is a credit card merchant business that has revolutionized and made it less expensive for businesses to complete credit card transactions over their smart phones. It has truly made credit card purchases possible almost anywhere.
But last summer, around the same time the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point began pressuring banks to drop customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable” by the Obama administration, Square quietly changed its terms of agreement.
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Luckily there are now a few other companies offering the same type of technology.
No doubt this will probably make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court but bit by bit gun ban activists continue to lose.
From Bizpac Review-
A federal judge ruled Saturday that the nation’s capital’s ban on carrying guns outside the home is unconstitutional, dealing a serious blow to the gun grabbing crowd.
In a landmark decision, Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in Palmer v. District of Columbia, “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Fox News reported.
Conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’souza has a new film, AMERICA Imagine the World Without Her, opening nationwide on July 2nd. D’Souza is best known for his blockbuster documentary, 2016: Obama’s America which premiered in 2012. AMERICA will be showing in Gainesville at Regal Cinemas 14 in Butler Plaza.
Scroll down to watch the trailers.
Click HERE to go to the America the movie website for more info and theaters nationwide.
We don’t need no stinking Second Amendment!
After being burned by his nomination of Debo Adegbile to head up the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, President Obama has jumped right back into the fray with another radical nominee, this time for Surgeon General.
But what makes Vivek Hallegere Murthy such a controversial choice for the post is not what you might expect. It’s not that he is a champion of late-term abortions (though he probably is) or believes in fully government-subsidized sex reassignment surgeries (though he probably does).
The problem with Murthy, rather, is his position on guns. Namely, he thinks one of the questions doctors should ask patients during a routine medical history is whether the person has any guns in his home. Read more at: libertyunyielding.com.
So last night the President stated “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day.”
For the millions of Naturalized Citizens like myself, Citizenship gives me the right to own a firearm and SHOOT the low life criminal who intends harm on me or my family. PERIOD.
If you are able to attend or know someone in the Tally area, plan to attend the 2nd Amendment Preservation Rally Tuesday Jan 7th at the State Capital. There are 12 dynamite speakers. Sheriff Mack, CSPOA, and Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America are the keynotes, and we just added Billy Vaughn, father of Navy Seal Aaron Vaughn and several other exciting speakers. Check out the complete cadre of speakers at http://
December 14th is the first anniversary of the Newtown mass murder perpetrated by a crazy person. This is the email the White House sent to honor the loss of twenty six innocent people. Please scroll to the bottom of this post to see a more appropriate photo.
Governor Christie has been getting a lot of attention since his recent re-election last week. Both the Republican establishment and Democratic pundits as well as the main stream media have all but crowned him as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Never mind his position on illegal immigration and the Second Amendment, or his big Obama hug (anyone remember Charlie Crist?). But in an ongoing poll from Eagle Rising/LastResistance.com, it appears that Conservatives feel differently. Check out the poll below, and scroll down to the bottom to see up to the minute results and cast your vote for the Republican you would LEAST want as President. Note, the results below are as of 10:30 PM on Monday.
The voters from two districts in Colorado woke up a few days ago and finally voted out two elected officials whom had no problem stepping on their 2nd Amendment rights.
Needless to say the Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was not happy.
Wasserman Schultz noted that the NRA did not get what they wanted, because Democrats still control the Colorado state House, Senate and Governor’s office, and that the gun laws already passed will remain in force. But Debbie, it sure is nice to hold our elected officials accountable. It does set a great example for the rest of the country.
Please click here for the article from Biz Pac- http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/09/12/wasserman-schultz-cries-voter-suppression-in-colorado-recall-naturally-83187
How refreshing to know that the majority of Sheriffs on Colorado oppose the newly enacted State gun regulations. “Sheriffs are probably the most respected elected officials in the state,” so it carries a lot of clout when this many of them “challenge the governor.”
Please read article from Breitbart.com
“…This will not only lessen the call for military establishments, but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens…”
Strum Ruger’s corporate headquarters is in Connecticut. Does anyone remember Sandy Hook and the Draconian anti-Second Amendment gun laws that followed? No wonder their new plant and 470 new jobs will be in liberty friendly North Carolina!
By EMERY P. DALESIO — AP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. — Sturm, Ruger & Co. said Tuesday that it aims to keep up with demand for its guns by opening a new factory in the small North Carolina community already home to America’s largest firearms maker.
Southport, Conn.-based Sturm, Ruger says it will open a new factory in Mayodan to meet firearm demand that has spiked since Congress and some states sought to toughen gun controls. The community is already headquarters to Freedom Group Inc., which owns Bushmaster, Remington and other firearms brands. Read more: at newsobserver.com.
Hurray for Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis for calling Senator Dick Durbin the bully that he is. I guess when the IRS looses some of it’s effectiveness to bully, it is up to the elected officials to pick up the slack. As you may know, freshman Congressman DeSantis represents a part of our North Central Florida area and certainly understands the importance of the 2nd Amendment and protecting it from the never ending over reach of government. Please click for the article-