There’s an Antifa Gym Now. It’s Glorious

Oh, my.

Wow, you guys.

It simply amazes me how they make these videos and comments and try to make it sound like they are the victims and are being attacked all the time. The last time I checked, it was large groups of their own that were attacking others. They enjoy creating fake hate crimes in between beating people with bike locks, dumping bottles of piss on women, and car jacking people because they don’t like their bumper sticker. And of course, sprinkle in some campus burnings and Starbucks windows busting. The “Escalating violence” they speak of is coming from their own, and literally everyone knows it but them.

I started laughing when he mentioned whatever it was about a gym for “marginalized people” that “aren’t accepted into the heteronormative masculine macho gym culture.” Every gym that has been established since probably the mid-90s has touted their open mindedness and acceptance of all. Yeah, you are always going to have a-holes in any situation like that. But what the hell kind of gyms do these people visit?

I’m a member of a gym that wouldn’t give a crap about how they identify. Seriously, I use a hospital based gym (it’s owned by a hospital system and has tons of hospital offices and services, including an urgent care, attached in the complex). The majority of clientele there are over the age of 50 (we have a few members over the age of 100!) and/or have serious handicaps or medical conditions, their specialty being heart problems. That’s not to say that we don’t have our fair share of younger people, including millennials. And every once in a while we have a grunting weight tosser that gets in, but those guys get shut down pretty fast, either by the staff or an ornery elderly person. The clientele also boasts a large mixture of minority groups. And the LGBT community there is well represented as well. We have transgender folks who use the gym.

But we also let in evil police officers and right wingers, because we believe in including everyone and working out our differences instead of having secret clubs.

And no one gives a rat’s backside about anyone’s gender, race, sexual orientation, etc. If they do, they keep their mouths shut.

Now, I’ll admit. I have had a few run ins with people who don’t approve of my tattoos and the quantity and/or size of them, and especially the fact that they are on a woman. I get stared at a lot more at this gym than anywhere else. But I’ll give credit where it is due. Of the people who give me looks, I’d say about 90% of them eventually approach me and start a conversation with me. It is almost never about my tattoos, either. I think these people want to know what I am about. I think maybe two of the people who have approached me in all these years came at me wanting to know about the tattoos and both asked to touch them (which oddly happens more than you would think. If you’ve ever wondered, they feel like skin). After our conversation, we’re usually on even ground and the disapproving looks stop. A few became “gym friends.” But this has never made me feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or in danger.

But I’ll say, I approve of the Antifa gym. It keeps these a-holes out of gyms like the one I am in. Really, if we got inundated with these people, they’d make our gym experience very uncomfortable and stressful, and most likely hostile. We don’t need that, and neither does any other gym on Earth. So I approve. Stay with your little hate groups and leave the rest of the USA alone. Just don’t start demanding the tax payer fund them.

NYT: Who Wants to Live in a Society Where Everyone Is Armed for Self-Defense?

AP/Rogelio V. Solis

The newspaper admitted that “all people in that situation, unarmed and under fire, would want long to be able to protect themselves and their friends,” but quickly hedged in the admission by positing:

Yet consider the society Americans would have to live in–the choices they would have to make–to enable that kind of defense. Every member of Congress, and every other American of whatever age, would have to go to baseball practice, or to school, or to work, or to the post office, or to the health clinic–or to any other place mass shootings now take place–with a gun on their hip.

Full article: NYT: Who Wants to Live in a Society Where Everyone Is Armed for Self-Defense?

Imagine the drop in mass shootings, gang violence, etc. that would take place if the armed assailant knew ahead of time that 95% of the people he comes across are going to be able to shoot back!

This is why I hate articles about guns and self defense with guns by people who don’t own guns, shoot guns, or know anything at all about guns.

For a large portion of the USA, the above unimaginable bother that they are using to make self defense with a gun unfeasible is what we do. That’s our life. I am usually armed. Unless I know I am going in to a government building, I am armed. If you ever happen to meet me, you can bet money that there’s a gun on me somewhere. And I’m not alone, not by a long shot.

Any time I meet someone, I assume they are armed. 99% of my friends are armed.

The media wants to make it seem like this is a hardship that not many people are willing to do. But we do. There’s a lot of us, and it is public record, and we’re exercising our rights all the time.

For those who do carry, you know. At some point, and you don’t even realize it, you forget the gun is even there. When trouble seems to be coming, you remember it really fast, but most of the time we don’t think about it. It’s there, we put it there, but we can’t feel it and it isn’t getting in the way.

I carry a revolver and sometimes a compact 1911 (not usually at the same time). Sometimes the 1911 jabs me in the ribs because it likes to remind me it is there. But both firearms are in good holsters (leather for the revolver, plastic for the 1911) and don’t move, shift, or slap around while I walk. They push into my skin and stay there until I say otherwise.

So to me, no, carrying a gun through my daily activities is not a bother. In fact, I feel better being out alone running errands. I have never pulled my gun in anger and hope to never have to. But if the time should come, I can’t really run away anymore. My mother – who also carries – is on a cane and sometimes a walker. She can’t run away anymore either. I feel better going out alone, and I feel better about my mom going out alone, knowing we’re both armed and know how to use our guns. And yeah, sometimes I forget it’s there.

You know what is a bother? Having to think about my mother burying her only child because a guy stabbed me death for my purse. I lost a friend like that years ago, he was shot in the neck for the $3 he had in his pocket and then died slowly in the street because none of the a-holes walking by could be bothered to call 911. That was a real bother. I lost a really dear friend, who you can tell I am not yet over, and his parents lost their only child weeks before he graduated college. You know what else would be a real bother? The emotional and physical turmoil I’d go through post rape. That would be a lifetime full of bother!

So no, carrying my gun really isn’t that much of a bother.

Here Come Your Consequences

According to this, the professor in this clip:

Has been suspended indefinitely from Essex County College.

If you don’t want to rage through that clip, she was arguing – obnoxiously – that the all black Memorial Day celebration was their right and was the best option for black people who wanted to attend.

That’s fine. You can do whatever you want to here in the USA. If you want to exclude everyone else from your party, fine. But, two things.

  1. Don’t bitch when other races have parties for only their race. Can’t go to the Mexican party? Boo hoo, lady. Can’t go to the white party? Boo hoo, again. If you can, everyone else can, too. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
  2. You should be ashamed. No, I’m not kidding. Your ancestors – your mother and father, your grandparents, etc. – fought damn hard to be included in society. I mean, damn hard. They lived through segregation. They fought like mad and a lot of folks were beaten, arrested, killed, etc. trying to win that fight. They won. By the grace of God, they won! And now here you are fighting for black only parties, black only housing on college campuses, black only college graduations… you are fighting damn hard to reverse everything your ancestors bled for! How dare you! Have some respect for those who came before you and created the life you have. Yes, there is still work to be done. There always will be. But winning the next fight should never include destroying the previous victories.

CNN Panel’s Reaction To Georgia’s Special Election Results: Priceless

Source: CNN Panel’s Reaction To Georgia’s Special Election Results: Priceless – Chicks On The Right

Aw. Those wittle sad faces look so familiar! We saw those little sad faces in November, too, didn’t we? Poor things.

They really need to work on that, because people like me really enjoy those sad faces.

Did I ever tell you guys my election night story when Trump won? If you don’t want to read it, that’s fine. But these little sad faces made me think of it again, and it was such a nice evening.

I had decided to spend election night in Myrtle Beach. So I was heading up to my room for the first time and shared an elevator with a guy wearing a MAGA hat. I complimented his hat, of course, which got him all excited because I’m a youngish female who likes his Trump hat. We got to talking. And we saw each other several times after before election night.

So he eventually invited me to join him and his buddies at the hotel restaurant for election night. I declined, telling him I planned to spend election night with the TV off, sitting on the balcony of my room with a glass of wine, watching the ocean from 14 floors up. I wasn’t feeling real confident at this point, as I have stated before.

Election night rolls around, and sure enough, me and my glass of wine were on the balcony watching the ocean.

I have no idea what time it was when I saw someone running across the hotel’s patio toward the beach. All I could see was a flaming red hat. And I knew it was my new friend in the MAGA hat. He stops at the edge of the hotel patio, looking up towards the balconies, searching.

Then I hear my name being yelled. I stood up and looked towards the guy who is frantically waving his arms and yelling my name, asking if I’m out there.

“Yeah, I’m here!”

“GO INSIDE AND TURN ON YOUR TV!”

“Why?”

“HE’S KICKIN’ HER ASS!”

“OK! I’ll see you tomorrow!”

That sparked… a very, very long night.

There were two TVs in my room, one in the living area and one in the bedroom. I put the one in the living area to CNN and the one in the bedroom to Fox.

I watched CNN for a good long time, because it was so much fun watching them try to keep it together as Trump’s lead kept on growing. Their faces would light up when Hillary made some headway, and then sad clown faces took over when Trump picked up again.

Eventually, I turned CNN off, went to the bedroom, and fell asleep watching Fox. I woke up with the TV still on and me literally draped over the bed, hanging off the foot of it. The last time I’d looked at the clock it was 4AM. So I have no idea when I finally gave out and fell asleep like this.

Fox confirmed Trump had, in fact, won and I hadn’t been dreaming it. I immediately got up and went to the living area to put CNN back on, because I couldn’t get enough of those sad faces. Ate my cereal and drank liberal tears with the sound of the ocean behind me.

It was an unforgettable night.

So thank you, Georgia, for letting me live that again for a moment with more CNN sad clown faces.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Claim That ‘Hate Speech’ is Not Protected by 1st Amendment

The case concerned a band called The Slants that was denied copyright protection because their name was deemed offensive:

In Matal, the government refused to register “The Slants” as a band’s trademark, on the ground that the name might be seen as demeaning to Asian Americans. The government wasn’t trying to forbid the band from using the mark; it was just denying it certain protections that trademarks get against unauthorized use by third parties. But even in this sort of program, the court held, viewpoint discrimination — including against allegedly racially offensive viewpoints — is unconstitutional.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for four justices:

A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content discrimination,” which is “presumptively unconstitutional.” … A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all. The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society.

In a concurring opinion by Samuel Alito, joined by three others, Alito wrote:

[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”

That last line is a quotation from Oliver Wendell Holmes, who wrote it in a dissenting opinion in 1928:

Freedom from the thought that we hate is never an easy sell, but without it, we do not have true liberty.

Full article: BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Claim That ‘Hate Speech’ is Not Protected by 1st Amendment | Buck Sexton

Thank you! Seriously, thank you, Supreme Court!

The whole “hate speech isn’t protected under the 1st Amendment” thing always got on my nerves because, let’s face it… anything the left doesn’t like is considered hate speech. The term no longer has a meaning because if it doesn’t agree with their views, it is some phobe, ist, or ism, and therefore hate speech.

Not anymore! Folks, if you don’t like what someone is saying… walk away! Why is this such a hard concept?! If you don’t like speakers, don’t attend their speeches. If you don’t like claims someone is making, debate them. Have debates, have conversations, stop screaming people down, burning buildings down, and generally silencing thought you don’t agree with. If you believe you are right, you should be able to converse freely with someone else without having to silence them by screaming them down, blocking them from speaking, etc. And if you don’t like the name of the band that started this, don’t buy their music! Simple as that!

London Mosque Attacker: ‘I Want to Kill All Muslims’

Residents near the Finsbury Park Mosque early Monday after a van swerved into people leaving the mosque shortly after midnight, killing one person. (Tolga AKMEN/AFP)

Amin said that when people seized the driver, “he was shouting: ‘All Muslims, I want to kill all Muslims.’ Literally, he said that. Word by word.”

Police said that one man had been arrested at the scene and that no further suspects had been identified.

“People now have a big question about safety in London after all these terrorist attacks, and we want to assure them that they are safe, and that’s why we want to work with the police,” Kozbar said.

“People feel unsafe because after the terrorist attacks of London, Manchester, the increase of Islamophobia and hate crimes,” he added. “This is very worrying to the Muslim community.”

Full article: London Mosque Attacker: ‘I Want to Kill All Muslims’ | Military.com

So this happened last night, as you probably already know. And I want to say something about it.

I am glad they are treating this as terrorism. I’m sorry, I am. If you want to fight Islamic extremism, don’t do it by becoming it. And if the quote above is true, if this guy did it because he wants to “kill all Muslims,” then he has stooped to the level as an Islamic extremist and should be handled the same.

However, I also don’t think people feel unsafe because of Islamaphobia alone. I’m sure the Muslim community fears it, and I am sorry for them. But it isn’t the only reason people feel unsafe. There have been several attacks over there recently, and the vast majority were carried out by Islamic extremists.

If the quote is true, I get that the guy is frustrated watching his fellow countrymen get cut down by terrorism. I get that he’s tired of nobody really doing anything because they are too politically correct to do so. Really, I get that. But I can’t agree with it.

Look, a lot of you already know that I cannot blame all Muslims for these terror attacks. I just can’t. Every time I start to think that way, my friend pops into my head and I can’t. I have mentioned my Iraqi friend here before. He came to the USA with his wife and children after he personally came under attack in Iraq because he spent years working with US troops as an interpreter. And he is very proud of the work that he did with them, saying that he felt he was doing the right thing for his home country that he now can’t really go back to. And he speaks highly of our troops, calling them his brothers and sisters. He and I have spoken about religion in the past, and he admitted to me that he was freaked out by the fact that I, as a woman, dress the way I do. Now, by our Western standards, I am a very modest dresser. I wear shorts that reach my knee and I don’t even wear sleeveless shirts. But he told me I wasn’t modest enough for him… but he understands my culture. And, really… the man spent time alone with me, which is also unusual. He never mentioned that and was obviously not bothered by it. He treated me like his equal in every single way. He even acted as my tutor. Hell, the dude would sit with me while I ate dinner even if I was eating pork! He looked like he wanted to be sick, but he did it.

So I can’t say “all Muslims,” because I know at least one who wouldn’t.

This isn’t the way to handle it. Things need to change in Europe. I am sorry for the people of England. Those folks can’t catch a damn break, and I find myself shedding more tears for them than I should have to. I don’t agree with the dispersal of refugees over there, it needs to be done better, they need to find a way to vet these people better, and they need to start accepting and admitting that Islamic terrorism is a thing. Islamic extremists do exist. Saying they exist is not the same as saying “all Muslims.” Saying we need to fight Islamic extremism is not the same as saying, “kill all Muslims.” Saying the words “Islamic extremism” is not Islamaphobic. We need to do away with PC culture and start taking care of our own. England, the English people should always come first. Your citizens – whether they were born into citizenship or became citizens after leaving another country – are always more important. Admitting that all groups – from chess clubs to religions like Islam – have extremists is important. It doesn’t go away by ignoring that. Saying “not all Muslims” is great, but it doesn’t stop the faction of Muslims that do believe this way.

So I’m begging your country as much as I am begging my own…. stop with the PC culture, stop being afraid to offend people, and do something about this. Because Islamic extremism won’t be stopped by it, and the crazy in your own ranks won’t be stopped by it, either.

On This Father’s Day, Let’s Celebrate Our Dads

thOK, so first off, before I go into my rant, I want to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads reading this. I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Now, the rant.

I logged on this morning to Facebook and watched the Father’s Day progression. It started off with wishing everyone a happy Father’s Day. Then it became dead dads on parade, which it usually does. I didn’t add mine to the list. I changed my profile picture to my dad’s picture for the day, but everyone who gives a crap about me knows my dad died, so I won’t bring everyone else down. There is no big memorial to my dad.

Then it began. My pet peeve on Father’s Day.

“Happy Father’s Day to all the single mothers out there who have to act as dads, too!”

No. This is not your day. I’m sorry. I know you feel slighted by some man somewhere, but this is not your damn day. This day is for dads. If you don’t have a dad for whatever reason, or your husband/partner/boyfriend left you with a kid, you don’t get to hijack the day. I’m sorry for your situation. Really, I am. And I am not diminishing what you do for your children.

But we celebrated you on Mother’s Day. You don’t get both days because life is hard. I’m sorry. I didn’t hear anyone celebrating single dad’s on Mother’s Day. And it isn’t going to kill you to allow dads to have a day to be celebrated alone. There are a lot of good men out there who stuck around and raised their children. They deserve their day without you taking it over because you were slighted by a man who doesn’t deserve the day anyway.

So to all the single moms out there, we love you and we get it, but you had your day. Let the dads have their day without the posturing.

Happy Father’s Day, dads!