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USA Today Op-Ed: It Is ‘Terrifying’ Other Parishioners Were Armed During Church Shooting In Texas

All churches need to be armed.

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USA Today op-ed gets roasted for the argument it is ‘terrifying’ that parishioners were armed in Texas church shooting.

These parishioners were long-standing members of this church. The fact they carried concealed was also known. This church had made the decision to be protected against the growing anti-Christian values that are spreading in this country.

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An op-ed penned by Elvia Díaz for the Arizona Republic and USA Today said it is “terrifying” there were other people who were armed at the West Freeway Church of Christ when it was attacked by a gunman on Sunday.

Jack Wilson was the heroic volunteer security guard who took down the shooter within six seconds of the attack. Two of the church’s parishioners were killed when Wilson used one round from his SIG P229 to kill the gunman.

“Jack Wilson is a hero alright. It took him only six seconds to kill a gunman at a Texas church, saving countless lives. Unfortunately, that kind of split-second heroism has been turned into a PR tool by gun advocates,” Díaz lamented. “The church’s volunteer security team member is a firearms instructor, gun range owner and former reserve deputy with a local sheriff’s department…” More

All churches need to be armed. The shooter was also known as a person that had shown hostility toward the church, they should have reported him to authorities were his criminal background would have been known. He had no legal right to a gun. Laws don’t prevent criminals from getting guns.

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Trump Commutes Dem. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s Sentence, Illinois Republicans Furious

Illinois Republicans were furious on Tuesday when President Donald Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich.

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Illinois Republicans were furious on Tuesday when President Donald Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich who is serving a hefty prison term for corruption.

Trump has been making noise for years, saying that he feels that Blagojevich’s sentence was way too long and did not fit his crimes.

Blagojevich was convicted of 17 charges of public corruption in 2011 and was handed a hefty 14-year prison term for his crimes. One of the claims against the former Democrat governor is that he was looking to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in 2008 when then Illinois Senator Barack Obama was preparing to abandon his senate seat to enter the White House.

Blagojevich was heard on a federal wiretap saying, “I’ve got this thing, and it’s fucking golden,” while trying to figure out how to profit off Obama’s open senate seat.

However, there was never any evidence that anyone actually gave the governor any money nor that he made any arrangements to take any. But he was heard on tape offering different positions to different people as he tried to shuffle seekers around to his best advantage.

Blagojevich was found guilty on all counts in 2012 and sent to prison where he was to have served until 2024.

Trump noted on Tuesday that he was finally ready to send Blagojevich home.

“Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” Trump said. “He served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person — don’t know him.”

“He’ll be able to go back home with his family,” Trump added. “That was a tremendously powerful, ridiculous sentence in my opinion.”

But the Republican congressional delegation from Illinois — what few of them there are– were not happy at all with the president’s move.

As Newsweek noted:

The five-member delegation—Reps. John Shimkus, Darin LaHood, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger—shared a statement today saying that the commutation of Blagojevich’s prison sentence had “disappointed” them.

“We are disappointed by the President’s commutation of Rod Blagojevich’s federal sentence. We believe he received an appropriate and fair sentence, which was the low-end of the federal sentencing guidelines for the gravity of his public corruption convictions. Blagojevich is the face of public corruption in Illinois, and not once has he shown any remorse for his clear and documented record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by voters,” the representatives wrote. “As our state continues to grapple with political corruption, we shouldn’t let those who breached the public trust off the hook.”

“History will not judge Rod Blagojevich well,” they added.

Trump, of course, has known Blagojevich since the Illinoisan was on Trump’s TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2010.

Trump has often said he thinks the sentence was too long. Her is a tweet from last August, for instance:

So, the move to commute the remainder of Blagojevich’s sentence does not come as a surprise.

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Chicago Transit Apologizes for Posting About Abe Lincoln During Black History Month

The Chicago Transit Authority was sent to its social media to apologize for daring to mention Abraham Lincoln during Black History Month.

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The Chicago Transit Authority was sent racing to its social media accounts last week to apologize for daring to mention Abraham Lincoln during Black History Month.

I guess Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves and helped end slavery, has no part in back history, huh?

Last week, the CTA’s official Twitter account retweeted a post with photos of a man dressed as Lincoln at one of the Windy City’s Red Line train stations.

“In honor of Black History Month, Abraham Lincoln was seen making a guest appearance on the CTA,” the commuter line wrote last Wednesday, which was also Lincoln’s 211th birthday.

But after complaints began pouring in, the CTA deleted the tweet and profusely apologized.

“Apologies,” the CTA later tweeted, “unfortunately our last retweet went in a direction that was not at all intended. Nonetheless, we WILL continue to honor the African Americans who have played a large role in CTA history.”

Now, let’s review… Lincoln must not be mentioned during black history month despite that he:

1). Ramped up a war that freed the slaves
2). Pushed a proclamation asserting that freedom
3). Helped usher an Amendment to the Constitution to ratify that idea
4). Won a war that secured that idea

So… this is the guy who is persona non grata for Black History Month?

It seems that liberals don’t understand “history,” do they?

We know the answer to that question.

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Bank Finally Bucks Leftists, Decides to Continue Funding School Choice Program

A Florida bank has finally decided to ignore the radical left and continue to fund a local school scholarship program.

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A Florida bank has finally decided to ignore the radical left and continue to fund a local school scholarship program and risking the displeasure of the gay lobby.

Fifth Third Bank decided not to end its participation in the program, according to the Daily Signal. Indeed, the bank has decided to continue supplying the $5.4 million it had previously agreed to give to the program.

Thanks to the bank’s change of heart, the scholarship program will continue.

But advocates for the program were worried for a while. For a short time, the bank had been leaning toward allowing the radical LGBTQ lobby to bully them into quitting the school program.

So, why was the bank leaning toward ending its participation in the program?

Because some parents were using the scholarship funds to send their kids to religious schools. And the radical gay lobby couldn’t have that.

Naturally, hateful liberal Florida politicians have now launched into a campaign of harassment against the bank. As the Signal noted:

Democratic state Reps. Anna Eskamani and Carlos Guillermo Smith apparently object to that and have been harassing corporate donors to drop their contributions over those schools’ biblical views on marriage and sexuality.

Local parents, pastors, and politicians were furious—including a good number of their Democratic colleagues. Members like state Reps. James Bush III and Al Jacquet couldn’t believe their party would actually use children as pawns to appease the LGBT Left.

But so far, the bank is not bending. It has made its decision to stay with the program.

After all, the program gets results. More Florida kids are now graduating high school and going on to good colleges. In the end, Fifth Third Bank could not argue with real-life results.

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Virginia: Suitcase With Dead Birds From China Intercepted At Airport

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Airport authorities at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia, discovered a suitcase containing dead birds from China.

According to WTHR-TV, the suitcase contained dozens of dead birds of an unknown variety ranging in size from 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length.

The suitcase belonged to a passenger from Beijing. Authorities say that the traveler’s ultimate destination was a residence in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Who the heck is feeding their cats dead birds‽ This is enough of an idiotic move that the Feds should have the birds tested for pathogens and investigate this moron.

TDW:

No matter what the reason, we should all be able to agree that sending a suitcase full of dead birds – from anywhere, to anywhere – is not right.

The ordeal is made more disturbing by the fact that the suitcase was sent from China, which is currently dealing with the coronavirus and has struggled in the past with a bird flu epidemic. WTHR reported Monday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents intercepted a package at Dulles International Airport in Virginia that was filled with small dead birds.

“According to officials, the traveler arrived on a flight from Beijing, China on Jan. 27, 2020 where the traveler’s final destination was to a residence in Prince George’s County, Maryland,” the outlet reported. “During a baggage examination, CBP specialists discovered a package with pictures of a cat and dog that the passenger said was ‘cat food.’ The package, according to officials, contained a bunch of unknown small birds, about 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length.”

CBP provided disturbing images of the pet-food packaging that does, in fact, contain dead birds. More

What this article doesn’t say is whether the birds were tested for any diseases, and what those results may have been. At what point do we consider China may be intentionally trying to infect us?

Why isn’t this on the MSM news in America?

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After Seeking to End Second Amendment, Virginia Democrats Now Want Driver’s Licenses for Illegals

After working to end our constitutional rights, Virginia Democrats are now working to on giving driver’s licenses to 300,000 illegal aliens.

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Putting an end to the Second Amendment is not all Virginia Democrats are working to achieve as they next set their sights on giving driver’s licenses to 300,000 illegal aliens in the Commonwealth.

The Democrats in Virginia are now looking to “ease fear” among illegals, even as they hope to drive up the fear of the average citizen of their state.

Virginia Democrat Scott Surovell praised the bill to give lawbreaking illegals a legal driver’s license. “There’s 17 other states who have done it and the other states have removed the legal presence requirement, the number of collisions have gone down,” he exclaimed.

Fox 5 reported the large population of illegal immigrants that could be issued licenses:

Senator Surovell says it would impact between 160,000 and 300,000 undocumented immigrants without driver’s licenses in the Commonwealth; immigrants in Virginia illegally but working, going to doctor’s appointments and more. Many who if stopped in a routine traffic stop could face being detained or deported.

Surovell says granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants could generate between ten million and seventeen million dollars a year.

If passed, Virginia would join the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington in giving criminal illegals a driver’s license.

Such a law has already brought consequences down upon the State of New York. Last week the Empire State announced the plan to sue the Trump administration over the state’s exclusion from the trusted traveler programs.

Per NPR:

On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York Civil Liberties Union announced their intention to file lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security. DHS said this week that it will no longer allow New York state residents to sign up for popular programs intended to speed up international travel because of a state law that blocks immigration authorities from accessing motor vehicle records.

The Trump administration noted that the driver’s license law puts New York at risk.

“Here we have a state that was one of the targets on [Sept. 11] walking backwards to bar the sharing of law enforcement relevant information,” DHS secretary Ken Cuccinelli said Thursday on a call with reporters, “and crucially, criminal records, which are kept up to date in DMV databases.”

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller Pulls New Editions of Classic Novels After Blacks Scream ‘Racism’

Barnes & Noble Bookseller has been accused of racism and “literary blackface” over the new editions of classic novels.

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller has been accused of racism and “literary blackface” over the new editions of classic novels it had planned to stock for Black History Month.

The bookseller had planned to stock shelves with new editions of classic novels such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Moby Dick,” “Peter Pan,” and others but instead of traditional dust jacket designs, these books were to have featured images of blacks in the roles made famous in the books.

However, the company canceled the entire campaign after blacks on Twitter began calling the new dust jacket designs “racist.”

Minor author LL McKinney, or instance, jumped to Twitter to scream about racism. “Another version of literary blackface,” the little-known, black writer said.

McKinney wasn’t alone. Literally hundreds of blacks picked up on the controversy and added their angry voices.

Per the New York Post:

“So, they’re not retellings by poc and their #OwnVoices? They’re just new covers?” Twitter user @MercedesSiler said. “So instead of paying poc to write new fresh stories, they’re hornswoggling people into paying for the same old stories with covers that are heavily stereotyped & have nothing to do with the content?”

“We spent centuries without autonomy over our own bodies. I could so see an amazing deeply horrific Frankenstein adaptation taking place in the mid-19th century in the American south,” writer @KendraJames_ tweeted. “But this? This ain’t it.”

It wasn’t long until Barns & Noble apologized for trying to dress up “white people” books with black faces on the covers.

“We acknowledge the voices who have expressed concern,” Barnes and Noble said in a tweeted statement. “The covers are not a substitute for black voices or writers of color, whose work and voiced deserve to be heard.”

The covers B&N had planned included “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Emma,” “Frankenstein,” “Moby Dick,” Peter Pan,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Secret Garden,” “Three Musketeers,” “Treasure Island,” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

Barnes & Noble canceled the books and canceled an event that was to launch the release of the books.

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New York City Comedy Act Trolls Iowa Caucuses, Propose to Elizabeth Warren

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Politics, particularly in the United States of America, is an ostensibly silly thing.

Given that the entire endeavor should be simple, (get elected, do what your constituents want, go home), there should be no real reason for the political infighting that we see.  Like, ever.  But instead of using our differences to unite us in one shared experience, corporations trying to separate you from your money have worked to divide the nation for financial gain, because being on Team A or Team B makes it easier to classify and target you.

That was a long way to go to say, every now and then, a little levity can go a long way when it comes to the turbulent world of the Washington.

This week, Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 nomination were treated to a healthy dose of comedy in Iowa.

The first inclination that something was in the air came from an event with former Vice President Joe Biden.

The prankster was part of a comedy troupe out of New York City called “The Good Liars”.  Warren became quite intimate with their work later in the day as well.

“The Good Liars,” also showed up at an Elizabeth Warren rally, where one of the rascals, appearing to be Selvig, got on stage and bent to a knee before asking Warren, “Will you be my candidate for president?”

Warren laughed before responding, “Yes, I will be your candidate for president,” then hugging him and shaking his hand.

Warren then gave one of the comedians a moment to speak, and it did not go as she had planned:

 

The Iowa Caucuses will conclude this week, giving Americans a better look at the true states of the Democratic race for the White House.

 

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