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New Deals (Even Green Ones) Are Bonanzas For Big Business

Posted by M. C. on February 18, 2019

https://townhall.com/columnists/jonahgoldberg/2019/02/15/new-deals-even-green-ones-are-bonanzas-for-big-business-n2541520

Amazon is taking its ball and going home, and New York Democrats are actually celebrating.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the deal New York and Amazon worked out. I don’t like corporate welfare, and the race among municipalities to bribe businesses to set up shop in their backyards has a lot of problems. The news that Amazon is spurning the Big Apple and searching for a different location will undoubtedly spark an unseemly frenzy among other cities, reminiscent of the search for the last golden ticket in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

But what’s just astounding to me is how Democrats can (almost in one breath, figuratively speaking) champion a Green New Deal that would use the powers of the state — taxes, subsidies, regulatory bullying, etc. — to herd whole industries into alignment with their vision of a just and green society, and at the same time denounce these very tactics when actually put into practice.

The most prominent architect of the GND is New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Under her proposal, cows might suffer, but humans will thrive thanks to all the wonderful new jobs and free health care her utopian scheme would provide.

AOC, as she’s ubiquitously called, rejects the idea that traditional market economics or fiscal bookkeeping should be any hindrance to her scheme.

“I think the first thing that we need to do is kind of break the mistaken idea that taxes pay for 100 percent of government expenditure,” she recently told NPR’s Steve Inskeep. “It’s just not how government expenditure works. … Government projects are often financed by a combination of taxes, deficit spending and other kinds of investments — you know, bonds and so on.”

When Inskeep pointed out to her that deficit spending is “borrowing money that has to be paid back eventually through taxes,” AOC reversed herself with an impressive lack of embarrassment, saying that’s OK because this isn’t spending, it’s investing. Borrowing tens of trillions for her “investments” will pay for itself, “Because we’re creating jobs.”

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The Russian Spy Who Wasn’t | The New Republic

Posted by M. C. on February 12, 2019

Quite a story from an anti-gun author in a progressive publication.

https://newrepublic.com/article/153036/maria-butina-profile-wasnt-russian-spy

By JAMES BAMFORD

On a steamy Sunday last July, at about half-past noon, a caravan of unmarked SUVs exited the FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office, an eight-story concrete building that exudes all the charm of a supermax prison. The cars moved swiftly across the city; speed was critical. There were indications that the target, who had canceled the lease on her apartment and packed her belongings, was about to take flight.

Just before one o’clock, the SUVs turned off Wisconsin Avenue and into a parking lot at 3617 38th Street NW, a low, red-brick apartment building near American University. Armed agents in bulletproof vests filled a narrow corridor outside apartment 208. Inside, Maria Butina was watching the Wimbledon men’s final on TV and preparing for a long drive in a U-Haul truck to South Dakota. Having just graduated from American University with a master’s degree in international affairs, she was about to start working as a consultant in the cryptocurrency industry. Her boyfriend of five years, a 57-year-old Republican activist named Paul Erickson, would be traveling with her to his home in Sioux Falls.

“Everything was boxed up,” Erickson told me. “The last thing to do was to pack the electronics, to unplug the TV and the internet. And then pound! Pound! Pound! I answered the door, and there was a team of six agents in the hallway.” Three of the agents surrounded Erickson while the other three went after Butina. “The team went in, dragged her out, spun her around, cuffed her in the hallway, and announced her arrest,” Erickson said.
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Be seeing you

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The FIB man is your friend.

 

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NRA Fires Back At Delta Airline CEO

Posted by M. C. on May 2, 2018

Few people even use the NRA discount. Delta’s political pandering is costing it big time.

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/04/27/nra-fires-back-delta-airline-ceo/

Instead, all Delta’s getting is some accolades from people who already hate them and will soon hate them all over again because it’s a big company and these people will always hate big companies. Bastian doesn’t seem to get that. Sooner or later, the anti-gunners will hate you for something else you did that they didn’t approve of, even if it has nothing to do with guns.

But the Second Amendment advocates have a longer memory. We tend to not get as distracted by shiny objects. Once you earn our enmity, you keep it.

Seriously, some people still won’t buy a Smith & Wesson because previous ownership signed a deal with the Clinton administration. Do you think we’re going to forget the middle finger Delta gave us? Not likely.

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Black Political Power – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on April 11, 2018

Things used to be a lot better for blacks and a lot of the rest of US. What has changed?

When did things change? November 23, 1963 might be a good place to start looking.

Clue: It has nothing to do with the NRA

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/walter-e-williams/black-political-power-means-zilch/

It’s often thought to be beyond question that black political power is necessary for economic power and enhanced socio-economic welfare. That’s an idea that lends itself to testing and analysis.

Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. Plus, a black man was elected to the presidency twice. Jason Riley, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells how this surge in political power has had little beneficial impact on the black community. Read the rest of this entry »

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Robert De Niro Slams the NRA: ‘Things in Our Country Are So Bad, and It Comes From Trump’

Posted by M. C. on April 5, 2018

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/robert-de-niro-nra-gun-violence-criticism-1201949215/

Hypocrite. Part of the problem. Need I $ay more?
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CNN’s Van Jones Race-Baits By Trying To Compare NRA To The KKK

Posted by M. C. on February 26, 2018

What do expect from a Weather Underground co-founder, Obama appointee and admitted communist hired by the Clinton News Network?

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/02/25/cnns-van-jones-racebaits-trying-compare-nra-kkk/

The roots of gun control lie in the policies of the Klan and people who thought like the Klan. The idea of gun control in its early days was to disarm the black man, to make it impossible for him to defend himself against aggression from racists. Lynching, you see, is a much riskier proposition when your target has the means to fight back. Read the rest of this entry »

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No, the GOP Did Not Just Repeal the Background Check System or Give Guns to the Mentally Ill

Posted by M. C. on February 16, 2018

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/444582/no-gop-did-not-just-repeal-background-check-system-or-give-guns-mentally-ill

CHARLES C. W. COOKE

…And why would it, given the details? Here’s the American Association of People with Disabilities explaining what was at stake: This rule would require the Social Security Administration to forward the names of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit recipients who use a representative payee to help manage their benefits due to a mental impairment to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Or, in layman’s terms: The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a “mental defective.” There were a host of reasons to object to this measure. Read the rest of this entry »

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The real reason Hollywood is gunning for the NRA

Posted by M. C. on October 20, 2017

Hollywood scum are racing to see how quickly they can climb on a soapbox and claim they had no idea this was happening! This is what hollywood has run on since its inception. The sheeple eat it up when twits like Streep claim holier than thou ignorance.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/the_real_reason_hollywood_is_gunning_for_the_nra.html

When a sex scandal erupted against producer Harvey Weinstein, his first response was to pledge that he would “channel anger” in a campaign against the National Rifle Association, one of the most reliable devil-dolls liberals stick pins in to prove their bona fides.

Weinstein must have been shocked when this gesture did not gain him instant forgiveness for his sexual sins and shortcomings.  After all, were not guns phallic symbols?  Was not his anti-gun gesture therefore a symbolic repudiation of his own out-of-control manhood? Read the rest of this entry »

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NRA Spokeswoman Forced to Move After She Received Death Threats

Posted by M. C. on October 16, 2017

Death threats by gun control advocates. This would make perfect sense to Anti-fa. This makes plain the level of the people with which we are dealing. Ignorance is a tough enemy.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/nra-spokeswoman-forced-move-death-threats/

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch announced Sunday on Twitter that her family had been forced to move suddenly after she received multiple death threats from gun control advocates.

Loesch, a conservative commentator and syndicated talk radio host, followed the announcement of her family’s move by condemning the way politically progressive society has treated not just her, but conservative women as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

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NRA, Unions, Special Interests and Their PACS

Posted by M. C. on April 14, 2013

All PACS are not alike and the differences are important. Let us look at some of the more influential rogues.

PACS are not the most desirable of organizations but they do represent groups views. The government is literally Daddy WARbucks and everyone competes for their share of the taxpayers’ stolen dollars.

The NRA buys influence, at least that is what one hears from the lamestream media. You don’t hear that about the service employees union or the fraternal order of police. Sure, the NRA puts money in campaign coffers just like the service employees or the fop. The NRA doesn’t buy influence, they affect the vote. They publicize who does what. They shine the light and politicians, like the vampires they are, do not like the light. That makes Washington afraid of the voter, as it should be. I read there have been 70 million background checks since inauguration day. That is a big voting block, almost as big as government employees or welfare recipients.

The media wants us to think politicians are afraid of the NRA but they are really afraid of whom they represent. Voters.

Unions are a different story. Read the rest of this entry »

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