Antifa- we will treadThis morning Chief Nick Willard asked me about the 99.9% (or 99.7%) of protesters whom the Boston Police commissioner claimed were in the city for a peaceful demonstration. I said (paraphrasing) he couldn’t possibly know that but if 40,000™ people showed up to a protest and a handful got violent (throwing rocks, urine, etc.) why aren’t you taking them aside and telling them to knock it off?

There’s 40,000™ of you and a few of them (so the story would have to go) so just do the right thing and reign in your hooligans.

Well, maybe they didn’t want to reign them in. Maybe they support them.

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concealed carry small caliberBoom!

A judge in Ohio returned fire at a man who “ambushed” him outside his courthouse, officials say. The judge was wounded, and the suspect killed, in an 8am shoot out.

Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr was heading to work at a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, where he had worked for 20 years, when he was attacked by a lone gunman.

The Judge was shot in the stomach and chest, but after surgery is reported to be in stable condition. Which is way better than being dead, like the guy who attacked him.

 

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“They don’t think about whether there’s any actual real connection between guys calling for Jews to be in ovens and Trump.”

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This week on the New Media Militia segment of Girard at Large; Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard (the guest host) and I discuss human nature (from policing to running a restaurant). Then we explore the long-term ramifications of the Mob protest in Boston that suppressed free speech and its greater implications for First Amendment expression in public and online.

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Press Play to watch the NASA Live Stream coverage of the eclipse. Actual Eclipse Coverage begins at 12 Noon ET

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Dr. John (Jay) Ellison

Dr. John (Jay) Ellison

This might surprise you, but the University of Chicago is leading the way in defense of free speech on campus. In a letter to incoming freshman, Dean of Students Dr. John (Jay) Ellison reminded them that,

“At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and students are free to debate, disagree, and argue, without fear of being silenced.”

And just like last year, no trigger warnings. No safe spaces. Free Speech and agreeing to disagree are more important than coddling and hiding from ideas you disagree with.

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“You really won’t like the New Rules”*

We got a comment from Mary Anderson on Steve’s post “Is it Time to Change Everything Named after Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd?

Why not tell the whole story of Robert Byrd or doesn’t it fit in with the premise of your story? Byrd belonged briefly to the Klan before entering public service. He spent a lifetime apologising for his involvement and atoning for it. He fought for civil rights. When he died the NAACP issued a tribute praising him.

Oh, but it does.  You see, for so long the Left has maintained, through its speech and actions, that once is enough.  If you violate OUR rules, even once, no matter your intent, no matter your history, no matter what you did or say, if WE say you are to be shamed, shunned, or destroyed, well, so be it.  Sorry Mary, that’s what I’ve watched for the last dozen years.  We on the Right didn’t make them up, didn’t offer suggestions to modify them, and we certainly didn’t assent to them.  But they’ve been applied to us (and for the vast majority of times) too often to count.

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Atlanta Fed estimates U.S. third-quarter GDP growing at 4.0 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is on track to expand at a 4.0 percent annualized pace in the third quarter with inventory investment contributing 1.12 percentage points to growth, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDP Now forecast model showed on Thursday. Last Friday, the government said its first reading on the gross domestic product in the second quarter was a 2.6 percent growth pace, which was 0.2 point below Atlanta Fed’s final estimate.

I’m so old that I remember when an Administration says that was unachievable.  Oh wait!

I also remember somebody else laughing at that new normal.

(H/T: Reuters)

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2017 eclips US mapSigh.  Just sigh. This professor, I guess, thought she was grabbing her eclipse sunglasses but reached for her racial glasses instead (and couldn’t tell the difference). I present Prof. Alice Ristroph a fine graduate of one of our most enlightened centers of higher learning – Harvard.  (How sweet).  First the run-up:

Totality is everything, say those who chase solar eclipses. When the moon fully obscures the sun and casts its shadow on Earth, the result is like nothing you’ve seen before—not even a partial eclipse. A merely partial eclipse does not flip day to night, because the sun is bright enough to light our fields of vision with only a tiny fraction of its power. But when the sun and moon align just so, a little piece of Earth goes dark in the middle of the day. In this path of totality, night comes suddenly and one can see the shape of the moon as a circle darker than black, marked by the faint backlight of the sun’s corona. Astronomers and eclipse chasers chart carefully to be sure that they can watch from exactly the right place at the right time. They know that you cannot compromise with the sun. For a dark sky, the sun must be banished altogether.

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people.

Presumably, this is not explained by the implicit bias of the solar system.

Who knew that an entire planetary system had an implicit sense of racial animus and that it is DELIBERATELY, as Obama said, figuratively crossing the “solar system” street like his grandmother (as he implied his Grammy was a racist)??

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Boston - stupid black bitchA Boston free speech event counter-protester (the folks there in opposition to free speech or something) had some unkind words for a black, Boston cop, whose job it was to keep the event… peaceful. No word on whether that officer was hit with any of the bottles of urine counter-protesters tossed at police.

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Jerry Lewis MDS TelethonJerry died today.  I grew up watching all of his zany movies of which almost all were funny but some, even as a child, had moving and serious parts to them as well.  His movies with crooner Dean Martin were just the best.  But that’s not what I remember best about Jerry.  The MDS (“Multiple Dystrophy Society”) Telethon was ALWAYS watched when I was growing up – it was all about Jerry’s Kids.  Sure, lots of money was raised (and I remember waiting for each and every update to be introduced by long term MDS sidekick, Ed McMahon) especially during the last hour; will they make it, will they make it?  Most years, yes, but not all years.

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BostonFreeSpeechConAnd made us proud…

A well-mannered, humble conservative gets the welcoming you’d expect as he walks through a crowd  protesting Free Speech yesterday in Boston. And he showed nothing but grace, dignity, and maturity.

Bravo, young man. Bravo!

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Carol Shea Porter House.gov headerCongresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has introduced a letter of censure against President Donald Trump for,

New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) introduced a censure resolution in the House of Representatives against President Donald trump for his comments blaming “both sides” for the incident in Charlottesville, VA.

She’s also upset because he failed to “clearly repudiate white nationalism.

Despite having access to Nexis, I am having a difficult time finding any evidence that Carol Shea-Porter ever openly renounced black nationalism or the violence perpetrated by or in the name of Black Lives Matter.

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Holy cow. I was perusing my Twitter feed when I found the image below along with a lefty saying “This is so important and spot on…”. So I started looking at it and…

pyramid_of_whitesupremacy

We’re doomed.

What the heck does some of the items mean? And how exactly are these things tied to white supremacy?
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orwell-free-speech (1)How do you put a context on the appearance of large crowds of progressives who show up to counter-protest a rally in support of free speech?

Holding its rally at Boston Common, the group Boston Free Speech Coalition invited “libertarians, conservatives, traditionalists, classical liberal, Trump supporters or anyone else who enjoys their right to free speech.” …

CNN reports that the counter-protesters comprised of members of groups such as Organize Boston against Trump, Boston Democratic Socialists of America and Black Lives Matter. Although counter-protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump occasionally shouted at each other, police kept the two sides separate through a buffer zone, avoiding huge conflicts.

You could say that Black Lives Matter, Boston Democrat Socialists of America, and Organize Boston against Trump oppose free speech.

Why else were they there?

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illegal alien signDACA – the Obama self-declared law (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”) was an Executive Order that basically violated the existing immigration Law duly passed by Congress.  It made a “safe space” from keeping kids, these DREAMERs, that were brought here illegally by their illegal immigrant parents free from being deported.  As I have said before, while the Democrats and MSM concentrated on the kids (Oh, how can you hold them at fault!), they used this to skip over the responsibility of their parents from putting them into a situation where they WOULD be deported.  And we are still seeing the MSM going after the Republicans for enforcing the Law that a Democrat broke.  However, even as Trump has not killed DACA off yet, it’s time may well be coming due:

On June 29, Texas and nine other states informed the Justice Department that it had until September 5 to make DACA a lawor they would sue to have DACA declared illegal. The suit would be heard by the same judge who issued the previous injunction. Today, the judge showed that the threat is real:

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Evolv TechnolgyThose proponents of bringing more railroad projects are lazy and greedy.  This is because they refuse to go the capitalist route and do it themselves privately.  Heck, that’s a TON of work they’ have to do and a VERY expensive proposition to boot.  They’re hypocrites at best – believing that this brand new fangled 19th century technology, that can’t pay for itself ANYWHERE without large taxpayer subsidies, should be foisted upon us that would never bother to ride it.  That’s ok, it’s other peoples’ money they are demanding to take to pay for their foolish obsession.

One of their reasons is that rail is so much better than flying – just look at the comfy seats that are shown when Amtrack does its ads.  Sure looks like the lap of luxury, right? Easy-peezy, just buy your ticket and hop on board, right?  Er, maybe in the near future, not so much.  Let’s just bring the same Kabuki security theater of the TSA to this “no hassle” idea of Donchess:

Coming to a public transit station near you . . . Metro Tests Firearm, Explosive-Detecting Body Scanners

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fox-news-logoFrom Robert Conquests Three Laws of Politics (sometimes also called O’Sullivan’s Law):

2) Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.

I, along with a lot of other people, have been watching Fox New moving from being that network that came into being by serving the audience that the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) and the existing cable news networks disdained – conservatives – to being what I’d now call “Fox News Lite”.  It’s hard edge has softened and it seems that it’s rightward stances are moving, faster and faster, to the middle and sometimes, left of center.  Lately, I’ve been wondering how much longer it would keep its value add for conservative – a network that doesn’t necessarily pander to us but certainly didn’t insult us outright.  It hasn’t gotten to the latter yet but as it continues its slide from the Right, is it just a matter of time?  This snippet is from a post over at American Thinker that brings up how Fox is sinking in the ratings – it seems that a good chunk of audience is saying BUH-BYE:

Fox News did come in second to MSNBC and CNN depending on the audience metric, so the ratings picture could have been worse – except when you consider that one year ago, and for the fifteen years before that, Fox News almost always won the ratings in both total viewers and the preferred demographic by wide margins, sometimes with higher numbers than both CNN and MSNBC combined.

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NYC SkylineThe list of things the Democrats and their thugs must insist we change (remove, destroy) because “slavery” (symbols of Hate!) grows by the day. This time it’s New York. The State, the City, and everything else that sounds similar.

The Daily Caller reminded everyone that New York is named after the former Duke of York, James Stuart, who would eventually become King James II. James formed the Royal African Company (RAC), which eventually “became the largest single company involved in the slave trade,” according to a 1999 UNESCO paper.

The RAC traded an average of 5,000 slaves per year from 1680-6 and a total of 30,000 from 1680-1700. The company remained in the slave trading industry until it moved to trading gold dust and ivory in 1731. The RAC was dissolved in 1752.

I doubt they are prepared to make so big a leap, but perhaps they could use that context to reconsider their lesser tantrums?

Or not.

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socialism logoThe left is off the rails about White Supremacy which you should understand is a bit hypocritical. Not just because its roots in America spring from the Democrat Party. The problem is that while they are claiming outrage about white supremacy, Supremacy over every American is the goal of all Democrat outrage.

They seek supremacy over everyone and everything without regard to sex, race, or religion. The goal is to rule all, equally trapped (most likely at or near) poverty, dependent almost entirely on the whim and will of government, lorded over by a political class of their making.
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How Bad Are The New Hampshire Democrat Party Prognosticators?

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2017

Back before we knew the outcome of the 2016 elections the Democrats were saying Chris Sununu was out-of-touch with mainstream voters. Speaking at the Legislative Office Building, Buckley, Senator David Pierce (D-Lebanon) and Representative Katherine Rogers (D-Concord) denounced the Trump/Sununu’s extreme ideology, saying it was way out-of-touch with mainstream voters and that it would surely lead […]

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ICYMI – In 2017 Dem. Rep. Katherine Rogers Was Awarded ‘Humane Legislator of the Year’

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2017

File this under better with animals than people? The Humane Society of New Hampshire has named Katherine Rogers “Humane Legislator of the Year,” according to Lindsay Hamrick, the New Hampshire State director. Rogers was the prime sponsor on last year’s HB 1547, which banned sexual assault of animals in New Hampshire, the so-called “Bestiality Bill.”  C’mon, it’s […]

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Change the name, the State, and the Action – but what’s left? Yep – still a Democrat

by Skip August 18, 2017

Yes, the parallel is great with this one and our very own NH State Rep Katherine Rogers: I BET SHE WON’T: Missouri’s top Democrats call for state senator to resign for ‘I hope Trump is assassinated’ post. UPDATE: Missouri Dem who hoped for Trump’s assassination won’t resign, wants ‘respect.’ And the rest is pretty much the same: […]

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Guest Post: former NH State Rep Collette Worseman (R-Meridith) on the assault by NH State Rep Katherine Rogers

by Skip August 18, 2017

Katherine Rogers has been charged with assault and needs to step down immediately from her position as the State Representative for Concord’s Wards 8, 9 and 10. She is a former Concord city councilor and Merrimack County Attorney and is still serving on the House Finance Committee. This is behavior unacceptable for a State Representative […]

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Democrats, Nazis, Smoking, and Taxes

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2017

If it steps like a goose and honks like a goose. While we distance ourselves from the immorality of Nazi medicine, it is ironic that in many ways in Britain and America we now view smoking as the Nazis themselves did in the 1930s and 1940s—we view it as on the one hand a public […]

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Is it Time to Change Everything Named after Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd?

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2017

Byrd was a Klansman, Democrat Senator, and plunderer of taxpayers. As a modern symbol of the Democrat Party and its roots as founders and keepers of the Ku Klux Klan it seems appropriate to suggest that all these places be renamed immediately or else ‘Racism!’ Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington, […]

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Fine Take the Statues Down, But Do It for the Right Reason

by Scott Morales August 18, 2017

Something about this whole thing with toppling statues is bothering me. Actually, many things. First, let it be known that I hold no quarter for any Confederate soldier, militia member, officer or general. They took the wrong side, fought for something dishonorable, and were deeply misguided. And they lost. That’s it. With that said, I […]

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Charlottesville: Another Nail in the Coffin of a Left Wing Lie

by Steve MacDonald August 18, 2017

One of the professional lefts long-standing narratives in defense of gun control is that there is no need for personal firearms because the government will protect you. But Charlottesville, Virgina is the latest evidence of what the right has long maintained. The police have no obligation to protect you. They are not required to do so. […]

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A CLASSIC example of the NH GOP stuck in the Marquis of Queensbury rules

by Skip August 17, 2017

(Image H/T: UL)  Previously posted: Cicero: You may not be interested in politics but be assured, politics is interested in you. Muslim Jihadist translation:  You may not be interested in our Jihad but be assured, we don’t care what you think. Antifa corollary: ALL you Republicans are Nazis (and thus far game for us). Steve […]

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Under the rubric of “you won’t like what comes afterwards”

by Skip August 17, 2017

MEET THE ANTIFA: Jake Tapper makes note of ‘disgusting,’ unprovoked attacks on journalists. Weird how this kind of thing never happened at Tea Party rallies. (emphasis mine, above) While we were boisterous, flag waving, and upset with how the country was going, we were pretty much middle class with middle class politeness and the idea […]

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