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

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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.

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 I might be wrong, I’m a little out of date.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.

 

Gun Control Group Briefed ABC’s Designated Survivor Team, Urges Supporters to Thank Show for Gun Episode

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The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the country’s leading gun control groups, said they gave a presentation to the team behind the primetime show starring Kiefer Sutherland.

“Our president Dan Gross presented to members of their team a while back before the season began about representing gun violence on screen and spent time educating them on the issue,” Brendan Kelly, a Brady Campaign spokesman, told the Washington Free Beacon. “It was part of that larger effort I alluded to in [a recent email to Brady supporters] to work with content producers and creators to highlight the issue of gun violence in America and the sensible solutions at our disposal.”

Designated Survivor airs Wednesdays at 10 P.M. EST and focuses on Sutherland’s character Tom Kirkland who becomes president after most of the federal government is killed in a terrorist attack. The April 5 episode of the series, titled “One Hundred Days,” focused on Sutherland’s character laying out the agenda for his struggling administration. Though the episode begins with Sutherland instructing his staff to avoid hot button issues, his wife makes comments in support of gun control that create a media firestorm.

Shortly afterwards, Sutherland is confronted at a town hall by a woman whose daughter was shot to death by her ex-boyfriend. After calling gun control “one of the most divisive, hot-button topics in our nation,” Sutherland lays out his views.

“I believe that the American people have every right to buy and own guns by virtue of the Second Amendment,” Sutherland’s character said. “I would also like to take a moment to quash the myth that somehow gun control is equal to the Federal Government coming into your home and taking your weapons away. Nobody is advocating for that. We need to be doing everything we can to stop guns from falling into the hands of prior felons, people dealing with serious mental-health issues, people on terrorist watch lists. I mean, come on. We need to be using common sense. It’s as simple as that.”

The Brady Campaign said they were happy with how the series portrayed the issue of gun control.

Full article: Gun Control Group Briefed ABC’s Designated Survivor Team, Urges Supporters to Thank Show for Gun Episode – Washington Free Beacon

First off… there will be spoilers.

This is unfortunate. I really like this show and was hoping they wouldn’t go this route. Either way, let’s discuss why this is a ridiculous episode for this show.

If you haven’t seen it, Designated Survivor is basically about a terrorist attack that wiped out 98% of our government, leaving a low level dude to become president. His administration has been plagued by assassination attempts, some secret group trying to take over the government (and the plot line to this, so far, stinks hard of the Manchurian Candidate), leaks, everyone around the new president being completely shady AF, and a brand new catastrophe every week. Truth be told, the show is extremely stressful to watch, but I actually have enjoyed it to date, although I watch it via Hulu and am several weeks behind.

Now, apparently, the latest episode goes into gun control.

Pardon me a moment. But the entire government was just blown up. This guy’s cabinet hasn’t been completed yet. There is almost no Senate or Congress. The brand new VP just got killed by his creepy assed wife after he ordered them to shoot to kill the guy who shot the president and some other shady things. They are dealing with leakers and possible traitors right there in the White House…

If this was going on in real life, gun control wouldn’t even be an issue on the radar, much less discussed. There would be so many other issues of much higher importance that I don’t think 99.9% of the country or the government would be paying much mind to gun control issues. And if it was the first thing on the list for someone in government, I’m pretty sure we’d just hand them some coloring books and tell them to shut up while the adults put the country back together.

So why on Earth did they even find it necessary to put this topic in there?! I’m sure the leftists are rejoicing, as you saw from the gun control group they consulted. Everyone else is sitting there thinking like me… I’m sorry, isn’t there something else you need to be focusing your attention on? This is absurd!

I understand they have a leftist agenda to push, and they have been doing it the entire show. But if they want the show to hang around, maybe attempting some semblance of how something like this would play out would be best. And things like social issues and hot button topics are not going to reign supreme if this was real life.

Yet Another Hoax: KKK Trump-Supporter Who Made Racist Threats Turns Out To Be … Black

On top of being a white Trump supporter, the author also claimed to be a member of the KKK.

To the surprise of no one, none of this turned out to be true. For in the Age of Trump, without the hate crime-hoax, there would not be all that many hate crimes.

Turns out the author of these racist letters is Justin Lamar Coleman, a black man who apparently suffers from a psychological disorder. His inspiration for this letter-writing campaign stems from a seven-year-old personal feud with Jack McCowan, who runs a local body shop.

Full article: Yet Another Hoax: KKK Trump-Supporter Who Made Racist Threats Turns Out To Be … Black

So desperate to be a victim and keep hate alive that they are willing to pull crap like this.

Students Protesting Racism Segregate Themselves: ‘White Students To The Front!’

In a post obtained by The Claremont Independent, a Facebook group of about 250 people called “ShutDown Anti-BlackFascists” wrote the following:

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For white accomplices: Please keep in mind that your role at this protest, aside from acting in solidarity with POC students at the 5Cs, particularly Black students, is to serve as a buffer between students of color and the police. That means, if the police come, it is imperative that you stay at the protest with fellow accomplices and engage with cops should it come to that.

Protest leaders at the event reportedly yelled, “White students to the front!”

Peak irony here from the unwitting “anti-racism” activists.

Full article: Daily Wire

Basically, the white folk are allowed, but only as human shields.

And the fact that they call them “accomplices” says a lot, too.

Student Mob Shuts Down ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Lecture at Claremont McKenna College

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A mob of over 250 angry student protesters derailed a lecture on the rise of anti-police attitudes in the United States held at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday.

The speaker, Heather Mac Donald, a Manhattan Institute scholar and author of the 2016 book “The War on Cops,” was met with a sizable resistance before her scheduled lecture at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday evening. Student protesters banged on windows and shouted “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter,” ultimately forcing the lecture to be livestreamed online from a near-empty room on campus.

Just a day before her event at Claremont McKenna, a similar event was derailed by protesters at UCLA.

Full article: Student Mob Shuts Down ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Lecture at Claremont McKenna College – Breitbart

Jonathan Haidt on the Cultural Roots of Campus Rage

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When a mob at Vermont’s Middlebury College shut down a speech by social scientist Charles Murray a few weeks ago, most of us saw it as another instance of campus illiberalism. Jonathan Haidt saw something more—a ritual carried out by adherents of what he calls a “new religion,” an auto-da-fé against a heretic for a violation of orthodoxy.

“The great majority of college students want to learn. They’re perfectly reasonable, and they’re uncomfortable with a lot of what’s going on,” Mr. Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, tells me during a recent visit to his office. “But on each campus there are some true believers who have reoriented their lives around the fight against evil.”

These believers are transforming the campus from a citadel of intellectual freedom into a holy space—where white privilege has replaced original sin, the transgressions of class and race and gender are confessed not to priests but to “the community,” victim groups are worshiped like gods, and the sinned-against are supplicated with “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.”

The fundamentalists may be few, Mr. Haidt says, but they are “very intimidating” since they wield the threat of public shame. On some campuses, “they’ve been given the heckler’s veto, and are often granted it by an administration who won’t stand up to them either.”

Full article: Jonathan Haidt on the Cultural Roots of Campus Rage – WSJ