Revolts happening in Venezuela.

At this late hour, lots of very dark videos allegedly coming out of the zone of Petare, east of Caracas which is low-income and basically slums filled with criminals. Appears there is/was some shooting and reports of a couple of grenades being tossed.

Twitter user commenting that the National Guard and the Bolivarian National Police were quelling earlier street protests and thing went south. Criminals pulled out their guns and started to exchange rounds with the government forces.

Some civilians are supporting the armed criminals and say they are defending the poor. Others defending the government forces and saying they are doing what’s to be done to keep the peace. Both set the civilians so far still do not realize that coming daybreak, they will still be under the boot of one group or the other.

The irony…

Why yourbrain training is as important as the gun training.

Police said Bartlett didn’t have a conceal carry permit for the gun, which was loaded and resting on the front passenger seat.

While in custody, Bartlett asked police, “Why am I being arrested when those kids are free to ride around? I did pull out my gun, but I never pointed it at them.”

Man arrested after video shows him holding gun while slinging racial slurs at black teens

IANAL WARNING.
He did not get charged with anything else, but he is going to be investigated for Hate Crimes because he used the November word.  The prosecution can always up the charges to Assault with a Deadly Weapon (and not pointing does not cover your ass) but the video seems to suggest the cops did not want to charge a man for coming to the defense of his girlfriend. The moment they surrounded and screamed at her , they kicked up the problem. Would a reasonable man think that his girlfriend was in imminent danger of death or grave bodily harm?

Click here to see three videos of the event. Not only you will see the specific happening with Mr. Bartlett, but other angles prior to that one. Sorry, but  people wearing masks in South Florida even if it was “cold” for our standards (70 degrees was the high that day) make me a little nervous.

Now, what are the lessons here? 1) Don’t go looking for trouble. I am gonna bet that the girlfriend is the type of getting insulted by stupid shit just for the sake of starting a fight and then say “My boyfriend is gonna kick your ass.”  2) Besides the obvious mistake of Bartlett having this woman for girlfriend, he failed to get a concealed weapons permit. I know, you can carry a gun in your car without a permit but in an specific manner specifically ” securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.”

When in 1999 when I  bought Jon Gutmacher’s book FLORIDA FIREARMS — Law, Use & Ownership, what struck me in it  was his insistence that people should get a CWP whether they would carry every day or not, as it would save you trouble with the many pitfalls within the 790 statutes.  Back then there was so much little crap that could get you in trouble, it was not funny and the permit would shield you from that.

So, if you are a Floridian and have not gotten the book, go get it now , read it and then read it again. I will bet you there is stuff you did not know you could end up in trouble about guns.

And choose girlfriends wisely.

Yes, that was sexist, but women do tend to be better selecting partners.

History might need to repeat itself

Let this soak in:

Political and business leaders and lobbyists are opting for bigger, more expensive aircrafts, according to analysis by the Air Charter Service, which found the number of private jet flights grew by 11% last year.

“There appears to be a trend towards larger aircraft, with expensive heavy jets the aircraft of choice, with Gulfstream GVs and Global Expresses both being used more than 100 times each last year,” said Andy Christie, private jets director at the ACS.

The last time a bunch of wealthy elite in a Francophone country where this out of touch, the people put up a guillotine in the center of town and send heads rolling.

All I am saying is “you people need to live in 500 sq-ft efficiency apartments without air conditioning to save the planet while we fly to a resort in the Alps on our Gulfstreams” makes “let them eat cake” sound charitable.

This is what touched off the yellow vest protests in France.

I guess the modern aristocracy hasn’t quite figured out what the problem is.

I beginning to feel the lessons of 1790’s Paris should be less of a warning and more of a blueprint.

The slow walk up a long wooden staircase is a great time for introspection.

My candidacy for mayor of New York

I saw this headline on Fox News:

De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’

Liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out a new plan that would potentially allow the city government to seize buildings of landlords who force tenants out — a plan his opponents say amounts to “straight communism.”

I think I’m going to change my name, move to NYC, register as a Democrat, and run for mayor.

One of my campaign promises will be:

I am tired of hearing about the poor people suffering under bad landlords and watching the homeless get sleep in our parks and subway stations.  Under my Mayorship, the rich will be forced to house the these less fortunate New Yorkers in their spare bedrooms and guest houses.  It’s not right that in this city, where so many people struggle with housing, the wealthy are able to have more bedrooms than they need.

Unlike the current Mayor, I’m going to actively try to turn the Big Apple into Caracas.

I will be hailed as a Lefty hero.

War of Social Media Attrition

The Today Show announced that it would do an interview with Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic School boy made famous by committing facecrime in front of a “Native American elder.”

*I want to take a moment here and say that the talking point about Phillips being a “Native American elder” has infuriated me.  It is a total Noble Savage talking point.  In any other circumstance, when an adult instigates a conflict with a child, the adult is to blame.  Except when the adult is  a “Native American elder,” said with awe and reverence by a bunch of liberals like he’s some mystical medicine man full of earthly wisdom and not a professional instigator with the American Indian Movement.

Back to the topic at hand.

The Today Show Tweet is a live link, go read the comments.  There are so many that are so awful I can’t even begin to post them all here.

The common theme is that this boy has white privilege, is a racist, rapist (seriously, people have said that), budding neo-Nazi, in a “modern day clan hood,” and that the Today Show should have interviewed Nathan Phillips instead.   Phillips, previously has been interviewed by The Washington Post and CNN among other media outlets.

Giving one interview to the most hated boy in America was just too much.

Then the promo for the interview was released.

What a bullshit question.  Nowhere did I see in any interview Philips get asked if he felt he needed to apologize.  This is an antagonistic interview of a high school junior who did nothing but make a stupid face while a 64 year old man banged a drum in his face.

The comments to this Tweet were even worse.  He’s a Nazi.  This interview is dripping with white privilege.  He shouldn’t have this interview because black kids who have been shot by police have not been interviewed.  This is white privilege protecting itself.  Etc.

Keep in mind that the school has been closed and will remain closed due to death threats for an undetermined amount of time.

The same people blaming a bunch of kids for this, and attacking them in the most vicious ways are the same people that held the Parkland Kids aloft as paragon experts on gun policy and defended every opposition to them with “stop picking on children.”

According to the International Encyclopedia of the First World War:

Attrition warfare is the term used to describe the sustained process of wearing down an opponent so as to force their physical collapse through continuous losses in personnel, equipment and supplies or to wear them down to such an extent that their will to fight collapses.

This video is the Attrition Warfare of social media.

It should have been a nothing story, not even a story, but it was picked up by and given legs by media figures who hate Trump and turned into the biggest story of the weekend.

Peoples’ lives are being ruined by this.

The point of all of this is very clear.  Eradicate the non Leftist presence from the public square.

This is the same tactic that Antifa used, but with social media instead of bike locks.

Find someone in an MAGA hat, bait them, use deceptive editing and camera manipulation to make them look like the perpetrator of a thoughtcrime, destroy them.

The lesson being learned here is, if you are not a pussy hat wearing internationalist, Washington DC is off limits to you if you intend to wear your politics on your sleeve (or your hat).

If you try to voice your opinion in the public square, you will be made to suffer for the rest of your life by having every educational and employment opportunity closed to you by inundating you with baggage.

There is no way that I can see to win this.  If the Left is good at one thing, it is drumming up hate mobs to destroy a political target.

This:

Is now this:

Amplified by the millions overnight.  This is nothing short of an American struggle session and we we all be made to suffer.

 

The Left finally found some good Israelis

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is perhaps best known for her Tweet attacking Israel using words borrowed straight out of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

During an interview, she said she didn’t know that invoking Antisemitic tropes in her “comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans.”

So fast forward to the Covington Catholic School story.

The full video shows that a group of Black Hebrew Israelites were screaming horrible things at the Covington boys, including calling them “dirty ass crackers,” “future school shooters,” “Incest kids,” and “faggots.”

Black Hebrew Israelites is listed by the SPLC as a hate groupVox tried to whitewash the group, calling them a “a rarely discussed religious group,” but couldn’t ignore the SPLC’s description of them.

The SPLC refers to them as an “extremist sector within the Hebrew Israelite movement whose adherents believe that Jews are devilish impostors and who openly condemn whites as evil personified, deserving only death or slavery,” and also have a history of sexist and anti-LGBTQ remarks.  

Given what we’ve seen on video, that description is accurate.

So once again enters Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

That Tweet is from yesterday.  More than 24 hours after all the details came to light.

Her facts are wrong, the boys did not taunt the Black Hebrew Israelites.

But it is noteworthy that the people she rushed to defend AFTER every other media outlet started to cover the whole story, is the one group that called Donald Trump a homosexual, called the boys faggots, and calls Jews in Israel lying devils.

I guess the Freshmen class of Democrats found one type of Israeli they like, the black supremacist cult that hates white people, Catholics, and Jews.

Florida AWB Bill 2019 -Highlights

IANAL Warning, but we know how slimy politicians can be and we are trained for that. I did a glance and basic reading of it. There is a lot of crap we already seen in other bills and I don’t want to repeat. One quickie is that if you decorate .22LR rifles a certain way, they can be considered Assault Weapons.

In order of appearance:

A part or combination of parts that convert a firearm
into an assault weapon or any combination of parts from which an
assault weapon may be assembled if those parts are in the
possession or under the control of the same person.

Lower Kits, Upper Kits verboten. You don’t need to have a finished firearm, just the “pieces.”

On semi auto pistols:

The capacity to accept an ammunition magazine that
attaches to the pistol at any location outside of the pistol
grip;

I guess they still have a hard on for the TEC 9. They need to quit that wet dream.

 

(IV) A manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the
pistol is unloaded;
(V) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm;
(VI) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding
grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(VII) A folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock

This is “We hate pistol ARs, Dracos and anything in the same vein.”

 

c. A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the
following:
(I) A folding or telescoping stock;
(II) A pistol grip, a thumbhole stock or Thordsen-type
grip or stock, or any other characteristic that can function as
a grip;
(III) A thumbhole stock;
(IV) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds;
(V) An ability to accept a detachable magazine; or

“We hate Benellis too!”

 

(b) Any person who transfers, sells, or gives any assault
weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine to a person under
18 years of age in violation of this section commits a felony of
the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
775.083, or s. 775.084, with a mandatory minimum term of
imprisonment of 6 years.

“Hey Junior, hold this mag for me… crap, I am now a felon.”

(3) POSSESSION.— 230
(a) Except as provided in subsection (5), any person who,
within this state, possesses any assault weapon or large-
capacity ammunition magazine, except as provided in this section
or as otherwise authorized by law, commits a felony of the third
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s.
775.084, with a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 1
year.

Followed by the “You can kiss my ass” Assault Weapon registration :

(4) CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSION.—
(a) Any person who lawfully possesses an assault weapon or
large-capacity ammunition magazine prior to October 1, 2019,
shall apply by October 1, 2020, or, if such person is a member
of the military or naval forces of this state or of the United
States and is unable to apply by October 1, 2020, because he or
she is or was on official duty outside of this state, shall
apply within 90 days of returning to the state to the Department
of Law Enforcement, for a certificate of possession with respect
to such assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine.

The certificate shall contain a description of the assault
weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine that identifies it
uniquely, including all identification marks; the full name,
address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner; and any
other information as the department may deem appropriate. The
department shall adopt regulations no later than January 1,
2020, to establish procedures with respect to the application
for, and issuance of, certificates of possession pursuant to
this section. The thumbprint of the applicant shall be taken by
a law enforcement agency or the Department of Law Enforcement
together with any personal identifying information required by
federal law to process fingerprints.

Yeah, those states where this has been put into law ha worked so well, right? 90% or more non-compliance? You will be subjected to a Background Investigation. I find that an interesting choice of words: Not a background check but a background investigation.  What does that entail? Voting record? Social media presence? You own a MAGA hat and that disqualifies you? Very vague and very worrisome. That leads me to the following:

(e) If an applicant for a certificate of possession under
this subsection fails to qualify for such a certificate after
the investigation required under this subsection, the applicant
shall arrange to relinquish all assault weapon or large-capacity
ammunition magazines in his or her possession as provided in
subsection (7) within 10 days of issuance of the notice of such
failure.

“Mr. and Mrs. Florida, turn them all in!”

This is just absurd: If you are caught with enough drugs to make it a charge of felony possession and you happen to have nearby an empty high cap mag, you just earned a mandatory 15 prison sentence.

and during the commission of the offense, such person possessed
a semiautomatic firearm and its high-capacity detachable box
magazine, an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine as
defined in s. 790.301, or a machine gun as defined in s.
790.001, shall be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of
15 years.

And the grand finale.

If any provision of this act or its application
to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity
does not affect other provisions or applications of the act
which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are severable.

This is to tell courts that if they find something unconstitutional in the law (already admitting they are being unconstitutional) they can only use a very narrow red pen to delete the offending part and must leave the rest intact.  Basically, if this bill becomes law, it forces to have the defendants to attack every chapter and subsection against a state with all the money to waste in court.

Goes without saying that this and all Gun Control bills need to be killed forcefully. You know your Reps and Senators, but I really want you guys to dedicate yourselves to make interestingly busy the life of RINO Bill Galvano who is the Senate’s president and has a price tag attached to his ass that says “Fully Paid by Michael Bloomberg.”

The gloves are off.