Sanders Slams UC Berkeley’s Anti-Free Speech Zealots: ‘It’s A Sign Of Intellectual Weakness’

TownHall.com

I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders told The Huffington Post after speaking at a rally for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello on Thursday night. “Obviously Ann Coulter’s outrageous ? to my mind, off the wall. But you know, people have a right to give their two cents-worth, give a speech, without fear of violence and intimidation.”

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“To me, it’s a sign of intellectual weakness,” he said. “If you can’t ask Ann Coulter in a polite way questions which expose the weakness of her arguments, if all you can do is boo, or shut her down, or prevent her from coming, what does that tell the world?”

“What are you afraid of ? her ideas? Ask her the hard questions,” he concluded. “Confront her intellectually. Booing people down, or intimidating people, or shutting down events, I don’t think that that works in any way.”

Full article: Sanders Slams UC Berkeley’s Anti-Free Speech Zealots: ‘It’s A Sign Of Intellectual Weakness’ – Matt Vespa

You know you screwed up when even your savior of socialism makes more damn sense then you do and thinks you’re a weak little idiot.

Moms Demand Action Founder: ‘Caring Americans’ Support Gun Control

Oh good. They’re parading this woman out again. I thought she’d fallen off the planet or something.

Watts said:

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Make no mistake, there is a life or death battle for gun safety going on in this country. It is caring Americans versus the gun lobby and the gun lobby has a 30-year head start.

You know, that horrific day at Virginia Tech, there were so many heroes. And we’re not asking everyone to be a hero in this country, we’re just asking them not to be silent. There are 90 percent of us who actually support things like stronger gun laws, and we have something we didn’t have 30 years ago–we have an army of caring Americans fighting for stronger gun laws in state houses and board rooms. And we need everyone watching right now to join that fight, because it is a battle in state houses across the country.

Full article: Moms Demand Action Founder: ‘Caring Americans’ Support Gun Control – Breitbart

Amazing. Don’t you just love being accused of being something horrible simply because you don’t agree with her stance? I don’t know about you, but I care a lot. About everyone.

I can also make that claim without claiming that she doesn’t. Yeah, I think Shannon here does, in fact, care about people. But I also believe her way of going about helping is ill-informed and ignorant, not to mention at least slightly money driven. Because you know she’s getting her pockets lined for this garbage.

If you want to help people – and I mean, really help stop this sort of thing – stop pushing for laws and such that have time and again been proven to help no one. Stop trying to take away any means people have of defending themselves. Guns. Tasers. Pepper spray. Knives. All have come under fire by people like her, and there is no attention given to the fact that the lives of your average citizen are just as important as the criminals you want to save.

After Orlando, I got my name and information publicly posted as someone willing to help members of the LGBT community learn to shoot. Do you know why? Because I don’t want to see anyone else made a sitting duck. I want you to be able to defend yourself and save your own life should it come down to that. I don’t want my fellow countrymen sitting in a corner crying and begging for their lives while they wait for armed response from the outside. I don’t want to see my fellow countrymen removed from places in body bags when they could have fought back if only they had the means.

I don’t believe more gun control is the way to save lives. I do think it is high time we enforce the laws already on the books. And I believe it is high time that our politicians learn what those laws are so that we don’t get beat over the head about “not supporting” a new law that is actually already a law. I don’t believe accusing the NRA of being a terrorist group is going to save lives, either, especially when you consider that a large portion of the American public is the NRA. Demonizing each other isn’t going to save a single life.

How Did Senator Warren Make $15 Million in 6 Years as a Politician?

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Huffington Post

Interesting. According to this article, Senator Warren’s net worth has been revealed to be at $15 million.

She only earns about $174,000 a year as a senator. True, she has book deals (unsure of payments, but according to the math, it would need to be a tremendous amount) and the position at Harvard ($430,000 a year; over 20 years, that is $8 million) that she has been accused of getting a leg up in by claiming Native American status. But how on Earth did her net worth reach $15 million?!

As the self proclaimed fighter for the middle class who takes a seat in the 1% the left so loves to vilify, one has to wonder why she is held up as the bastion of hope for the left without a question from any of them. Probably for the same reason they cheer Bernie Sanders’ fighting words about billionaires and their yachts that he made on Twitter from one of his three homes.

And the next broken promise is…

Convention of States Project

After vowing for months to reform the tax code and lower tax rates for middle-class Americans, the Republican-led Congress might not be able to get anything done by the late-summer deadline.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin even admitted this week that the timeline has become “highly aggressive to not realistic.”

In November’s election, the voters spoke overwhelming in favor of the GOP agenda — less government, lower taxes, more freedom. Now it isn’t clear whether Republicans ever intended to follow through on their major campaign promises, and the American people have taken note.

Full article: And the next broken promise is… – Convention of States

Republican State Sen. Pushing Gun Confiscation Law in Oregon

Breitbart

According to Oregon Live, Boquist’s bill “would enable immediate family members to obtain a court order to prevent a person showing signs of wanting to commit suicide or hurt others from obtaining a gun for a year.” It would also require the person to surrender all guns in their possession once the order was issued.

Gun rights supporters filed into the state capitol Monday to denounce Boquist’s push as a violation of constitutional rights. Boquist responded by waving a small, book-sized copy of the constitution and saying, “It’s easy to wave your book around.” Boquist then suggested his legislation–Senate Bill 868–is constitutional. He said, “When the Supreme Court and other people say it’s constitutional, that’s the law of the land.”

It is important to note that Boquist’s bill allows for ex parte hearings for gun confiscation. In such cases, the petitioner would ask for a confiscation order and that order could be issued without the gun owner being present. The bill says the subject of the order “[has] the right to request one hearing to terminate [the] order during the 12 months that [the] order is in effect starting from the date of [the] order.”

Keely Hopkins works with the NRA and explained that Boquist’s bill is yet another piece of legislation that violates the due process rights of Americans. Hopkins said, “This bill allows for a protective order to remove your Second Amendment rights, not because of a criminal conviction, but based on third-party allegations using an evidentiary standard that falls far below what’s normally required for the removing of fundamental rights.”

Full article: Republican State Sen. Pushing Gun Confiscation Law in Oregon – Breitbart

Chicago PD Releases Picture Of Guns They’ve Seized. There’s Just One Problem

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Source: Chicago PD Releases Picture Of Guns They’ve Seized. There’s Just One Problem

Uh… I’m your huckleberry. LOL!

Also…

So now you consider that a gun, huh?

In case you don’t see the humor or get the two things I just posted, the guns pictured… the little one is the world’s least effective caliber, the .25. The one above it is a replica black powder revolver. Yes, it most likely shoots. No, your average thug probably doesn’t know how to load it (I’ll be honest, I’m an avid fan of firearms, have tons of training, and have trained others, but I haven’t the slightest idea how to properly load that myself. I’ve seen them fired… lots of bang and smoke). Especially if he’s using all those drugs. Yes, your average thug would also probably remove most of his own fingers with it instead of hurting someone else. Especially if he’s using all those drugs.

Also, I’m not sure the black powder revolver is even covered under current gun laws. I might be wrong, I’m a little out of date. But most black powder stuff like that at least used to not be.

I love it when they show gun buy back photos and gun confiscations. It’s usually the most bizarre stuff they find.

 

Study: Political Bias is Bipartisan

The broad overview study, however, showed this assumption to be false:

Intellectual Takeout

“Contrary to a longstanding view in psychology that political conservatives are particularly prone to defensiveness and cognitive rigidity, our meta-analysis found that when partisan bias was aggregated across studies, topics, and methodological details, both liberals and conservatives were biased in favor of stimuli that confirmed their political beliefs, and to a virtually identical degree.”

But while researchers found that both groups are equally biased, they also found that certain subjects can ignite that bias more readily. Conservatives, for example, are more prone to be “biased in response to gun control arguments.” Liberals, on the other hand, are “biased toward arguments about affirmative action.”

The researchers went on to say that their study:

“[S]uggests… that partisan bias is a bipartisan problem, and that we may simply recognize bias in others better than we see it in ourselves…. This same myopia toward our own side’s biases may also help explain why a field dominated by liberal researchers has been so much more focused on the biased perceptions of the political right than the political left.”

As such a study makes perfectly clear, we’re all biased. The question is, what are we going to do with that knowledge?

Full article: Study: Political Bias is Bipartisan | Intellectual Takeout