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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In a recent letter to the editor in The Telegraph (Macon), Mr. Colin Frayne began his letter by pointing out the need for “factual information” about guns. He cites the statistics that for 2016, “36,861 total annual deaths [were] from guns, of which 58 deaths were from terrorism.” And compares it to Japan, which allegedly had only one firearm death that same year. Statistics are not like pictures that tell a thousand words. They must be carefully analyzed. Unfortunately, in the hands of the mainstream liberal media, statistics are frequently tortured and made to confess to almost anything favoring the gun control agenda. That is why gun statistics must be carefully cross-examined in search for the truth.

Mr. Frayne cited the Financial Times for his data, but he could have cited CBS, NBC, ABC or CNN. They are parroting similar disinformation. For example, the purely propagandistic article, “How the US gun culture compares with the world in 5 charts — CNN (October 4, 2017) had previously propounded more or less the same data cited by Mr. Frayne.

However, unlike, Mr. Frayne — who did not tell the readers that of the 36,861 total annual deaths, two-thirds were...

Keyword(s): guns, homicide, statistics, suicide


Monday, October 16, 2017

The article, "The dog and pony show of year round electioneering and the mainstream media," as well as the discussion that followed on the lack of civility in the world and how we are being led by the secular humanists into lives of barbarity and crude behavior was excellent — true on every point and it provided much food for thought!

Antihero worship

During the sixties the social media elite created the idea of the antihero, an unshaven drunkard, foul mouthed, irreligious, crude, violent and of course divorced. He lives in a unkempt room in a boarding house or rundown apartment and chain-smokes between eruptions of foul language and filthy one liners. His clothes are disheveled as is his hair, and he stumbles about the room in a vain effort to clear the alcoholic stupor from his addled brain. Then suddenly he becomes the standard bearer of a carefully chosen moral crusade that he pursues throughout the rest of the movie — which is shot by an idiot director who thinks filming by an equally drunk cameraman with a swaying, jerking camera, is a reflection of brilliant modern cinematography. This new thinking has taken over the film industry so that now our youth feel...



Monday, October 9, 2017

Cliff Kincaid, Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism wrote an excellent article on GOPUSA defending Columbus Day and describing the progressive onslaught not only against Columbus’ discovery of America but also Western civilization. At the end of his article, he asks, “Who will defend Christian civilization and Columbus against this New Age socialist gibberish?” I hope the following narrative draws a series of pictures illustrating what it was really like in the New World before Columbus' arrival in 1492 (photo, left), and hopefully the illustration of reality, not fantasy, will contribute towards that defense.

Despite progressive vilification, Americans continue to celebrate October 12th as the day Christopher Columbus discovered America.* But since the quincentennial celebration (1992) progressives have been harshly denouncing the event as resulting in deliberate genocide of the peaceful, ecology-minded, indigenous peoples. According to the new conventional wisdom, Christopher Columbus and his discovery of the Americas is an epochal catastrophe that should be scorned and vilified. But what was it like in the New World at the time of Columbus arrival...



Friday, October 6, 2017

Why is there no motive for the Vegas massacre? Why did Stephen Paddock have a secret life? 

It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been either set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired. 

The feds may have thought they were going to catch ISIS in the act of preparing a major terrorist attack. ISIS terrorists may have thought Paddock was one of them but realized at the last minute that it was a set-up. So they claimed him as one of their own. 

Perhaps he did convert to Islam after trying to get local Jihadists to buy his weapons.  Or perhaps they thought he did, and he used his “conversion” to convince them he was one of them. 

In short, Paddock may have approached potential terrorists with offers of weapons and bomb-making material. Or they may have approached him. 

Those of us who have been around Washington D.C. for a while know that the FBI has been rocked by scandals of all kinds and a series of failures, ranging from Ruby Ridge to Waco to 9/11. Because these...

Keyword(s): FBI, guns, U.S. government


Thursday, October 5, 2017

The recent Las Vegas shooting massacre has left us in a state of shock. How can anyone be driven by personal demons to massacre innocent people to such a horrific extent?  In the context of this heinous carnage, many of us experienced in astonishingly rapid succession the five stages of grief for the victims, as described by the late Dr. Elisabeth Kübler Ross — i.e., denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. Except some of us instinctively and categorically reject four of the stages as unacceptable. So that now only anger remains towards the killer, deranged or not.

We know that 64-year-old mass shooter Stephen Craig Paddock, who opened fire on innocent victims attending an outdoor music festival, killed 59 people, injured another 538, and then turned the gun on himself. His body was found on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort with an arsenal of weapons. Reportedly he used a bump fire or “trigger activator” device to convert his semi-automatic weapons to full automatic action, simulating machine gun fire. Fully automatic weapons have been tightly regulated since the Firearm Act of 1934 (updated in 1968 and 1986) and are not legally obtainable...



Sunday, September 24, 2017

In 2005, at the time of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police used the excuse of enforcing compliance with the mandatory evacuation order to confiscate firearms. They went door-to-door seizing guns from the people who stayed behind hoping to ride out the storm. These were the same firearms that the citizens expected to have available to protect their lives and property in the aftermath of the disaster.

In fact history has repeatedly shown that firearms, including assault weapons, can be very useful and life-saving tools following natural disasters, such as Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992 (photo, left), and during times of civil unrest, as during the Rodney King L.A. riots of 1992.

In New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Ray Nagin’s police chief superintendent said that the only guns allowed would be “in the hands of law enforcement.” Moreover, Stacy Washington, a decorated Air Force veteran, writing for the NRA Americas’ 1st Freedom, pointed out: “Guns were confiscated with disastrous results: Utter lawlessness ensued, and the police were spread too thin to respond to all the mayhem. Before total gun removal...



Monday, September 18, 2017

The comical publication the Onion ran a special volume, Homeland Insecurity, with the headline, “Run for Your Lives.” I thought of that in the wake of the decision by hard-liners Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka to voluntarily leave the White House rather than continue to fight for rational pro-American policies in the Trump Administration against what has been called the Deep State. 

In their cases, Trump didn’t have to say “you’re fired.” They quit. 

Sadly, Trump, the elected president, may be the next to go.  

Bannon quit and went on the CBS “60 Minutes” show, where he vented on a variety of issues, ranging from Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey to the Catholic Church’s pandering to illegal aliens. Sebastian Gorka quit and has now appeared on a special Judicial Watch on-line presentation on the “Deep State,” where he basically waved the white flag of surrender in the face of opposition to him and his appointments. 

Bannon and Gorka apparently lost a turf war to Egyptian-American Dina Powell, an Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy. Powell has her detractors, having been...



Thursday, September 7, 2017

When Barack Obama was elected and re-elected president in 2008 and 2012, the GOP went out of its way to reach across the aisle to the Democrats and extend to President Obama two sequential honeymoon periods. Conservatives waited and hoped for the political pendulum to swing their way. But the future did not look bright.

Yet, despite the odds, conservative voters turned out in record numbers and elected a Republican President, Donald Trump. Incredibly, instead of getting together and working with the president, the GOP-controlled Congress became intransigent and rudderless, a party unto itself, hostile and obstructive to the Trump administration, cocky and overly fastidious about its legislative prestige and congressional prerogatives.

The Republican Party, in short, has been torn asunder with its executive and legislative branches pulling in different and seemingly capricious directions —and therefore highly ineffective. The Democrats drubbed in the 2016 election are sitting back gloating. The conservative political agenda, despite GOP control of every branch of government, even the majority of state legislatures, has become bogged down. ObamaCare was not repealed...



Saturday, August 26, 2017

The brilliant Thomas Sowell describes what he calls Stage One thinking. This type of thinking is common in small children and so-called progressives. When these people want something, they throw a tantrum and make a huge mess until they get it. But they give no thought to what damage will result from their tantrum. And they give no thought to what will follow if they get what they want. That is, they seem totally unaware that there will be a Stage Two.

This type of behavior is annoying but tolerable in small children, whose minds have not yet matured to the point that they can foresee the results of their actions. But this behavior is even more annoying, and even less acceptable, in supposed adults. More to the point, this behavior can be dangerous, not only for the childish adults, but also for all the rest of us.

Destroy statues

First it was statues of Confederate generals like Robert E. Lee. The stated motive was to remove objects of veneration that represented supporters of slavery. What the real motive was I leave for you to discern. Now monuments to Columbus are being trashed, busts of Lincoln are being defaced, and the ...



Thursday, August 17, 2017

On August 14, 2017 radical protesters in Durham, N.C., torn down a Confederate monument that had been standing in front of the town Courthouse. According to UPI, “the statute was pulled down from its perch with a yellow nylon rope as protesters cheered. Once the monument crashed down to the ground, several people spit on and kicked it.” 

The protesters (photo, left) were led by members of the Workers World Party (WWP), a communist party in the United States, a divergent group from the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) founded by radical Sam Marcy. In 1994, Marcy went to North Korea to express condolences on behalf of WWP on the death of dictator Kim Il-sung. This far-left group has sponsored demonstrations and espoused violence in the United States by supporting such violent groups as the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground, and openly still supports the communist government of North Korea in its threats against the United States. But neither this event in Durham, nor the nature of the protesters, was widely reported in the mainstream liberal media. Readers of GOPUSA.com were fortunate to have the UPI article in the News section, for at least some comparison with...