This illustrated edition is overflowing with the best takes on Trump’s triumphs at the G-7 and in Singapore. I am so loving the Trump presidency!
What an admirable spokesman North Carolinian Mark Robinson is when it comes to explaining why Second Amendment rights matter for all free people.
I do not know anything about Mr. Robinson outside of the speech he gave, but I am seriously impressed. Assuming no skeletons in his closet, if this guy wanted to make a go of it in politics, I can see him getting elected on Second Amendment grounds alone.
When I look at this Bookworm Beat, yeah, sure it’s got a lot of Second Amendment stuff, but it’s also got all sorts of other wonderful stuff as well.
Lots of brilliant Second Amendment and “can you believe those Leftists?” posters in this Bookworm Beat, as well as some random and insightful other stuff.
We will have so many awesome Second Amendment posters that you may get bored with Second Amendment posters (as if!). Plus other cool, funny stuff and dogs!
More than a month after the Parkland shooting, the Left’s effort to destroy the Second Amendment is ramping up, not dying down — so here are more posters!
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin succinctly diagnoses the ills other than guns that lie behind school shootings — and I add two more problems bedeviling boys.
My thanks to lyn5 for making me aware of the way in which Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin responded to a question asking him how he squared his support for the Second Amendment with his professed interest in child welfare. Bevin’s answer is extraordinary on many levels: He’s calm, master of his facts, and an organized thinker.
Bevin also very politely lets those viewing the video know that, in response to his calm, organized, factual response, the woman who asked the question, who is off-camera, is smirking and rolling her eyes. The video therefore encapsulates not just the strong moral and intellectual argument behind simultaneously supporting the Second Amendment and child welfare, but also the lack of good faith and good grace coming even from those Leftists who purport to be temperate and reasoned.
I have no quarrel with any of the points Bevin makes. He’s correct that we live in a culture that teaches children that individual life is not valuable. Whether its pron,* abortion, euthanasia, or video games, we repeatedly tell them that it’s okay to demean or destroy lives that are inconvenient or, heck, just to demean or destroy them for fun. [Read more…]
With young useful idiots marching against the Second Amendment (complete with armed guards protecting them), you know what that means: Posters! Lots of ’em.
If you want an exercise in frustration, try getting progressives to listen to facts. They won’t — and this video explains why they’re so afraid of them.
One of my constant frustrations in dealing with the Progressives in my world is that they absolutely do not want to hear facts. Nor are they subtle about it. “Don’t confuse me with facts.” “I can’t stand talking with you. All you do is tell me facts.” “I’m not going to read that; all those facts are boring.” Emotions are easy and satisfying. Facts are demanding, challenging, and often frustrating. They require thought and analysis.
But what happens when people find themselves in a position in which they cannot avoid the facts — such as actors reading off a teleprompter for what they think will be a standard anti-gun Public Service Announcement?
Now that you’ve watched the video, I’ll be the first to admit that we have no idea how many of the actors, when confronted with these facts, said something along the lines of “This is a bunch of BS and I’m not saying,” and then marched out of the studio. That doesn’t matter, though. What matters is that, if you can get even a handful of people to pay attention to facts, instead of sloughing them off as boring and scary, you can change the way they think.
John Adams famously said that “Facts are stubborn things.” Progressives are even more stubborn, because they know deep inside that facts can upset their carefully constructed world view. Magic happens, though, if we can get past that resistance and really make them think . . . about the facts.
It’s a satirist’s delight that Biden announced he would beat up anyone, including Trump, for groping women. All that and more at the illustrated edition.
If the internet keeps being awash in stuff supporting the Second Amendment, I’ve got to go with it — but there’s lots of other good material here too.
Before going on to the next set of posters (the ones about things other than the Second Amendment), here’s a wonderful video. Although it comes from 2013, the Vietnamese-born man challenging gun grabbing has some impressive points to make about the Second Amendment (plus a nice little dig about illegal immigration). It’s less than 5 minutes so please take the time watch it — and pay attention special to his point about the difference between the state and government because it’s that good a point: [Read more…]
As long as the hard Left media keeps obsessing about destroying the Second Amendment, I’ll keep having Second Amendment illustrated editions.
Uhmmmmmm Donald Trump’s place of work is one of the most heavily armed facilities in the world.
These students need to spend less time in the streets and more time in the classroom. pic.twitter.com/4jYEvy9zDo
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 15, 2018
A tweet from the young man the media ostentatiously ignored:
Wait, so guns aren’t actually the issue? https://t.co/Hp27bLsTZK
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 15, 2018
As long as Leftists savage the Second Amendment, clever people are going to continue to make posters savaging their tyranny and stupidity.
Before I get to the posters (and one video), I want to share with you something that happened today when I was at a neighborhood meeting. One of the women, an Iranian, mentioned that she’s leaving for Iran soon to visit her family. All attendees expressed support for the brave women who are taking off their headscarves.
The Iranian woman agreed that the revolution we’re witnessing is very real. She also had this to add: “It won’t happen soon. It will be at least two years. You see, the government has all the guns and they are very violent….”
I do believe I was the only person in that room full of Marin Progressives who understood that this women, wittingly or not, had just made one of the most powerful pro-Second Amendment statements imaginable.
And now back to your regular illustrated edition:
A Proggie-run first aid class reveals the shocking level of ignorance, innumeracy, and illogical thinking behind their anti-Second Amendment stance.
I’ve always liked the Boy Scouts’ motto: “Be Prepared.” Because I’ve been fortunate enough that I seldom have to put my first aid techniques into use, I always forget them, so my part of being prepared is to take a refresher class every four or five years. Even if my memory were better, I’d still take the classes because the protocols constantly change, as is the case with CPR. (Nowadays, you need to remember your BeeGees.“)
In terms of first aid, this class was time well spent. I’m now up to date on conducting a basic examination on a conscious or unconscious person, using pressure or tourniquets to stop bleeding, making slings out of anything handy, doing CPR, and using an AED. As always, I hope that I go several years without having to put into use the skills I learned.
But all was not perfect in this friendly and helpful class. The subject of gun violence came up several times and both the teachers (MDs, RNs, and EMTS) and the students showed really shocking ignorance and a complete lack of logical — and perhaps moral — thinking on the subject of guns and death in America.
My past California-based classes have always revolved around specific emergency scenarios: earthquakes, fires, car accidents, and every day emergencies, ranging from heart attacks, to drowning, to accidental knife wounds. This time, though, the teachers said that the single most important emergency we can prepare for is a mass shooting, as well as generalized shootings, because guns are the primary danger facing us.
“When was the last school shooting?” a teacher asked, clearly expecting people to talk about the Valentine’s Day mass murder in Broward County Florida. But this is Marin and the class knew better.
“Yesterday, in Michigan. Two died.”
“That’s right,” said the teacher. “How many people are killed every day in America with guns?”
A moment of silence, before someone called out her best guess.
“No,” said the teacher, “ninety. Ninety people die every day.”
How does one begin to unpack all the fallacies, innumeracy, and illogical thinking in the above interactions?
Fallacy #1: For a first aid class, mass shootings are currently the most important thing to need to prepare for.
The claim that our greatest risk in Marin comes from guns is so very wrong and to worry about our schools getting shot up is so paranoid. There are two things going on here, one of which is the likelihood of an event occurring and the other is the magnitude of the event should it occur.
Take earthquakes, for example. It is true that earthquakes happen infrequently even here in California, so maybe we’re being overly cautious preparing for one. But the thing is that we know, we absolutely know that a big one will hit here in Northern California, and when it does, it will make a mass murder look like small potatoes. If we’re preparing for unlikely, but possible events, we should definitely be preparing for that earthquake — although it’s good to know that the same skills will apply to other unforeseen events, including that unlikely mass shooting.
And how unlikely is a mass shooting? It turns out, according to a recent study from a source Proggies should find reputable (Northeastern University), that overall American schools are safer than they’ve been in the past few decades:
Four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today, Fox said.
“There is not an epidemic of school shootings,” he said, adding that more kids are killed each year from pool drownings or bicycle accidents. There are around 55 million school children in the United States, and on average over the past 25 years, about 10 students per year were killed by gunfire at school, according to Fox and Fridel’s research.
It’s not just that mass murders at school are decreasing. All violent crime has been decreasing over the past 25 years — subject, of course, to the bump that can be tied directly to the Black Lives Matter movement causing police to retreat from America’s most violent communities. (There may also be a legalized marijuana bump in crime.) [Read more…]
I’ve been working today, so blogging is a challenge. I did get out a tweet, though:
Why are corporations playing to gun grabbers when it harms their business? Because today's executives, unlike past bosses who worked their way up from the mail room, all went straight from college to corporate America. We're seeing the real-world effects of campus hard-Leftism.
— Bookwormroom (@Bookwormroom) March 3, 2018