With their big bucks failing to secure Hillary Clinton’s expected big victory, some of America’s rich elites are back to the drawing board and are strategizing next steps. George Soros was one such billionaire in attendance as a three-day meeting sponsored by the Democracy Alliance donor club began on Sunday.
With a theme of “Seizing Opportunity & Building Power,” the conference agenda features seminars such as “The 2016 Election: What Happened and Why?” and “Toward Becoming a Progressive, Not Just Blue State.” Another, focused on Donald Trump’s first 100 days, calls it a “terrifying assault on President Obama’s achievements.”
It’s clear that the Democrats are still just grasping at straws. “The [Democratic Alliance] itself should be called into question,” said one Democratic strategist. “You can make a very good case it’s nothing more than a social club for a handful of wealthy white donors and labor union officials to drink wine and read memos, as the Democratic Party burns down around them.”
Appearing on CBS “60 Minutes” Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
When CBS’s Leslie Stahl asked Trump about Supreme Court nominations—since one of his first orders of business as president will be to nominate a justice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia—Trump replied that his nominee is “going to be very pro-Second Amendment” since, as he said, “everybody’s talking about the Second Amendment and they’re trying to dice it up and change it.”
Indeed, as Breitbart reports, in April 2015 Trump said, “If the Second Amendment weren’t there to protect our rights and someone tampered with them, the good people would be affected, but the bad people wouldn’t care—they couldn’t care less. It is absolutely imperative that we maintain the Second Amendment in its strongest form.” Encouraging words, indeed.
Reality TV “Stars” Mistake Disagreement For Hate
With all the talk of “hate” lately following last week’s election, the propensity for gun control supporters and other liberals to misuse the word seems to be increasing.
Take fashion model and reality TV “star” Kendall Jenner as an example. In a recent episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Jenner decided to speak out on gun control. And of course, she was immediately warned about all the “haters” she will encounter.
“Gun control’s a very serious thing in America, in the world,” warned Rob Kardashian. “But if you get involved with that type of stuff, you’re definitely gonna get some backlash. There’s a lot of people that have completely different views that are opposite of you. So you’re gonna get a lot of hate.”
In truth, celebrities, media members and other anti-gunners often play the “hate” card when someone is simply disagreeing with their point of view on an issue—because doing so is much easier than having to actually study the facts and form a legitimate opinion.
Don’t you just “hate” that!
Arkansas Lawmaker Pushing Campus Carry
A Republican state legislator in Arkansas plans to make campus carry a big issue again next year in the Natural State.
State Rep. Charlie Collins of Fayetteville believes that since Republicans picked up more seats in the state legislature in last week’s election, supporters might have the votes needed to get a measure, which has failed in the past, passed during the 2017 session.
“By enabling the good guy and a good gal who may have a concealed-carry permit to actually be present, it makes the would-be murderer think twice,” Collins told KARK in Little Rock.
The last time campus carry was considered in Arkansas, during the 2015 legislative session, the measure was passed by the House but died in the state Senate.
Armed Citizen Stops Attempted Convenience Store Robbery
“I got scared, I was shaking. I could lose my girl, for, just a simple job.”
Alejandro Andrade Llamas drove to a North Las Vegas 7-Eleven when his wife failed to come home from work. There, he encountered police, employees and an armed citizen who had stopped an attempted robbery.
According to local media reports, it all occurred just after 3 a.m., when Rashad Ryan burst into the store with a gun. That’s when a person working inside, but who is not a 7-Eleven employee, pulled his gun and fired, striking the suspect. Officer Ann Cavaricci told reporters, “In this case, there was an armed robbery going on and he felt that he needed to take action.”
Ryan, who is responsible for other area robberies, stumbled out of the store into the parking lot, where he was pronounced dead. Andrade Llamas fears for his wife were indeed warranted, as an employee was killed by a robber at the same store in 2010.