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FDR’s war against the press

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt, revised the media rules in equally profound ways. Like Trump, he feuded with the mainstream media; like Trump, he used a new medium [radio] as a direct pipeline to the people. He also used the government’s machinery to suppress unfavorable coverage, a fate we hope to avoid in the age of Trump.”

“And then there was that time in 1942, when FDR gave a New York Daily News journalist whose reporting he disagreed with a Nazi Iron Cross medal.”

It’s okay when they do it. Especially the principal hero of the modern liberal Dim party.

Via Reason and PJMedia

Obama Spied, Mediacrats Lied

“Once you wave away all the smoke created by our dishonest media, the story of this past week was pretty simple. The Trump-Russia-Conspiracy narrative is falling apart. The Obama-Spied-on-his-Political-Opposition narrative is coming together.”

Via PJMedia.

UPDATE: It’s Watergate on steroids says Don Suber, author of Trump the Press.

Man of The Year: Julian Assange

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“Meanwhile, the true hero of this election is the mainstream media’s polar opposite, Julian Assange, the man whose life is literally endangered while living under virtual house arrest in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It is he—and his organization—who truly reports the news undistorted and unbiased through undisputed primary sources. It is he who has revealed to our country and the world how power works.”

Via PJMedia.

Brit vote could point to Trump

Earth to elites: Citizens of truly democratic countries don’t want unlimited immigration into their countries by people who couldn’t be less interested in democracy. They also don’t want to be governed by the rules and regulations of faceless bureaucrats whose not-so-hidden goals are power and riches for themselves and their friends. Simple, isn’t it?”

And the British revolt could become an American one, too. All the polls & elite opinion there pointed to continued EU membership. Strangely all the polls and elite opinion here point to a Hildabeast victory in November. Which would mean more of the same. Unless…

Via PJMedia

Taxation is Theft

Taxation is Theft: a new meme sweeping the Internet. Especially when the taxes go to politicians and bureaucrats who use it for their cronies and pet schemes.

No wonder the FCC wants to regulate what we can say on here. And the IRS wants to punish conservatives for daring suggest major changes.

Via PJMedia.

Another gun-free zone: Paris

“In France law-abiding citizens are not allowed to purchase guns, not even for self-defense. A few valiant citizens with guns could have saved a lot of people by confronting the terrorist[s], who don’t expect people to fire back at them.” —commenter Ulimatrix at PJMedia.

Yep. When only the cops and the criminals have guns, the law-abiding citizen is nothing but prey.

Mr. B. and I are going target shooting again tomorrow at Red’s indoor range  in South Austin. I’m not sure what his motive is other than curiosity and the fact that his best friend does it and hunts as well. As for me, now that it’s obvious the terror war continues to escalate, I want to get better at hitting dead center. And consider getting a CHL. They both might come in handy someday.

Via PJMedia.

Gun control in Weimar

“The Weimar Republic’s well-intentioned gun registry became a tool for evil. The perennial gun-control debate in America did not begin here. The same arguments for and against were made in the 1920s in the chaos of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which opted for gun registration. Law-abiding persons complied with the law, but the Communists and Nazis committing acts of political violence did not.

“In 1931, Weimar authorities discovered plans for a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and persons refusing to surrender their guns within 24 hours would be executed. They were written by Werner Best, a future Gestapo official. In reaction to such threats, the government authorized the registration of all firearms and the confiscation thereof, if required for “public safety.”

“The interior minister warned that the records must not fall into the hands of any extremist group. In 1933, the ultimate extremist group, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not ‘politically reliable.’”

Moreover, “The countless books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust fail even to mention the laws restricting firearms ownership, which rendered political opponents and Jews defenseless. A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference, but the National Socialist regime certainly did not think so—it ruthlessly suppressed firearm ownership by disfavored groups.”

See why American gun owners don’t trust the government? Any government?

Via PJMedia & National Review