Democratic presidential hopeful Robert "Beto" O'Rourke was just named the prestigious Armalite AR-15 salesman of the year, an honor that will certainly go far for the candidate's campaign.
"We are pleased to be named by Armalite as the top salesman of the year," O'Rourke's Campaign Director Billy Kidd said. "We believe that this will go far with our voters as a serious endorsement.
The honor was conveyed after O'Rourke prompted hundreds of thousands of firearms sales after claiming, "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15s and AK-47s," in the latest Democratic circus debate.
Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, told CNN on Friday that he thinks the plan plays into the talking point from Republicans that "Democrats are coming for your guns" and said that he thinks the proposal isn't "wise."
Kidd responded by saying, "Well we just got a major endorsement from a major American gun manufacturer, so there!" Genesius Times is a sarcastic news site.
[AmericanThinker] I don't think I'm alone when I say it's frustrating having the same conversation over and over and over again. I'm frustrated trying to explain the difference between a semi-automatic and a "military-style assault" weapon, parrying asinine retorts of how our Founding Fathers "only had muskets," and being told by strangers what weapons I "don't need." I'm frustrated with citing statistical evidence showing that the vast majority of gun violence in America is the result of suicides and of criminals who have obtained their guns illegally. I'm frustrated with trying to justify my personal choices to people who are completely ignorant about guns and who are completely unwilling to learn.
I'm frustrated because it's an exercise in futility. They return the very next day to push their very same debunked talking points that I've spent the last conversation refuting. Deploying factual evidence works only when dealing with people for whom factual evidence is valued, acknowledged, and conceded. When they simply ignore it and continue to talk over you, there is no benefit in trying to make them see reason. It is like talking to a brick wall.
If reducing gun violence were an honest aim of the Left, leftists would follow the evidence where it leads. But leftists oppose gun ownership not out of any heartfelt reaction to mass shootings (though they routinely go through the necessary public genuflections). They don't care about dead students, dead Walmart shoppers, dead worshipers, dead police, or dead black Americans. They don't care about getting help for the mentally ill. They care about the consolidation of political power into a centralized totalitarian entity, which they arrogantly assume they possess the competence to administer.
Local cops really want to go home at night (and don't want to sprint and duck between the car and the door). They have families among the population. There is a reason other countries have barracks and compounds for their police. One Concord bridge incident and those guys are out.
The National Guard is composed of the people you are trying to take the guns from.
The 'regulars' are rather committed to actions around the world and on the borders, meanwhile most of their families are housed and live among the communities, largely composed of former and retired members who actually believe the text of the Constitution. You may convince the 'careerists' at the top of the chain to do your bidding, but you'll quickly find out the middle and lower grades probably disagree.
While you are hunting for AK-47s and AR-15s, a lot of 'hunting rifles' will be busy on open season for pols.
There are not enough thugs available to protect you except those already involved in various job and occupational employment on that line. You'll find out quickly they're smart enough to figure out that maybe they should be in charge and not you when it comes to giving orders.
FBI, deputized gangs(think Hedley Lamarr in "Blazing Saddles") AntiFa, any cop who stood by as Trump supporters are beaten, any cop providing security to tranny grooming parties, any cop who only cares about his pension, any military who is politicized, or only cares about benefits, or is just following orders, etc. etc.
Don't kid yourselves, folks, there're plenty of volunteers for the job.
#17 Swat trumps individuals.
Can't plan collective defense without "conspiring to commit criminal acts"
"On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the Constitution, my community, and the agency I serve."
Anyone who wears a law enforcement uniform and attempts to violate the second amendment is a criminal and is open to criminal prosecution. This is something the NRA needs to make clear to ALL local, state and federal agencies.
[Genesius Times - Fake News, Herb] The Democratic National Committee has sued the sovereign country of Iran over the right to use "Death to America" as their 2020 Presidential campaign slogan.
The lawsuit, which includes the right to use "America is the great Satan (even though we don't believe in God)" as well, will be the first lawsuit to capitulate at the outset and just give the world's #1 state sponsor of terror a flat fee of $4 billion in cash.
"We believe that we have the right to use this slogan in our materials as we Democrats have been trying to kill America much longer than Iran has," DNC Chair Franz Finklebottom said.
The lawsuit was presented shortly after many prominent Democrats criticized President Trump for not bombing the hell out of the country after the Iran military allegedly downed a drone.
"We think that this slogan will play well across the country but especially in middle America and Portland," Finklebottom added.
The Democratic primary race is heating up with a large pile of crap leading the polls.
Not all hindus are vegetarian, SCFI. In fact you'll find that some Sikhs are pretty much omnivorous.
Hindus are 74-84 percent of the Indian population, and only 15 % of them are vegetarian. These are trapped in the religious hubris of a vedic age. Most vegetarians though are so by lifestyle choice. A food census in 2015 showed that only 20% Indians are actually vegetarian.
The north eastern states are the biggest consumers of pork and beef. In 2017, the right-wing hindu govt, in line with their policy of selective disempowerment and making the muslim miserable banned beef consumption and sale in some states. So beef is unavailable in some states.
The reason for low consumption of meat in India (what I think) is because of the shitty quality of most meat, lack of modernity in animal husbandry and the industry in general. I wouldn't waste money on rubbery steak from an Indian cow even if the govt allowed it.
More than diet it is the resourcefulness and adaptability of the Indian that enables him to get by and thrive in any environs. The average Indian negotiates an existence between a disinterested corrupt State, ravenously hungry religious and social mores, and his/her own ambitions and dreams which are increasingly expensive. I feel it's the adversity and the memory of it that provides the inertia to hardworking kids to succeed. Also no social security for the have-nots. Didn't study when you had the chance ? FOAD.
Real Reason for the 'thrive'
But the one most important thing that has helped Indians the most is the convent system of education given us by the British albeit under whip and musket, which became the substructure for all education reform in India. A centralized education board and updated certification and examination norms. Any affirmative action policies that we did implement were engineered in such a way so as to reserve some vacancies and admissions into education, but for recipients not to get promoted or employed due to unfair parity. You have to be smart and capable to negotiate the school system to grad to make a living. Due to this, the Indian techies that make it out of here, or the business geeks like Nadella you may encounter in the US and elsewhere are the best products of the Indian education system.
But it's not going to last. For a long time successive govts have been blindly aping the American schooling system because it sounds and reads cooler on paper. ☺
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