Current News – The New/Old Army Uniform

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By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Army is finalizing its new green throwback uniforms inspired by soldiers’ World War II attire, but only recruiters should expect to don the new duds for the time being.

The service was making final tweaks to the design of the new uniform, to be officially called Army Greens, which will see an initial run of some 200 prototypes that will be fielded primarily by recruiters, Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, the service’s top enlisted soldier, said Monday. It could be another three months before that initial batch of uniforms is ready. But the vast majority of soldiers will not have an opportunity to purchase or receive the Greens until the summer of 2020.

Dailey received positive feedback from soldiers he spoke to about the new uniforms during a visit in recent days with troops in Asia, the Army’s top…

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PT Boat report – July 1945

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New Guinea, July 1945

The final invasion of the SW Pacific area was made on 1 July, 1945, when troops of the 7th Australian Division were landed at the oil port of Balikpapan in SW Borneo.  The amphibious attack group commander wanted PT boats patrolling the beachs beforehand to prevent the enemy from erecting obstacles.

Accordingly, 4 Pt’s of Squadron 10, 4 from Squadron 27 and the patrol boat tender USS Mobjack, under Lt. Cmdr. Tappaan, were dispatched.  They strafed and rocketed the beaches to keep the enemy away.

Mindanao, 1945, PT-150 in foreground

The Varuna arrived with 8 more PT’s and the task unit was brought to full strength with the arrival of 7 more boats.  On the night of 9/10 July, Lt. A.W. Allison’s PT-73 and Lt. C.S, Welsh’s Pt-359 were sent to destroy a reported enemy radar station on Balabalagan Island.  The boats did a thorough…

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Los Angeles: Muslim migrant screaming “anti-Semitic insults” tries to run down Jews, cops trying to determine motive

H/T Jihad.

It does not take a brain surgeon to figure out the motive it is the rabid hatred of the Jewish people by Muslims is the cause.

Mohamed Mohamed Abdi also had a Qur’an on his dashboard. Nonetheless, “authorities are trying to determine the motivations” that could have led him to do such a thing. This is because they are bound as a matter of policy to assume that Islam is a religion of peace that teaches love and tolerance; they cannot admit the existence of Islamic anti-Semitism. Indeed, this entire article is preoccupied (in sections I did not excerpt below) with the rise in anti-Semitism in the U.S., but never hints that this rise could be attributable to the increased Muslim presence here. The major Jewish organizations in the U.S. are likewise preoccupied with the alleged rise of the “far right,” and never say anything at all about Islamic anti-Semitism.

An update on this story. “Police exploring background of Seattle man arrested in vehicle attack outside L.A. synagogue,” by James Queally, Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2018:

Authorities are trying to determine the motivations and background of a 32-year-old Seattle man who allegedly tried to run down two men outside of a synagogue in Hancock Park last week in an attack that police have described as a hate crime.

Mohamed Mohamed Abdi was arrested outside of Congregation Bais Yehuda in the 300 block of La Brea Avenue Friday night and held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he yelled a number of anti-Semitic insults and barreled his car toward the two men around 9 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Horace Frank said.

Abdi was driving a rental car past the synagogue when he began yelling profanity at a group of worshipers near La Brea and Oakwood Avenues, Frank said.

Concerned by Abdi’s actions, two men walked away from the larger group but kept their eyes trained on Abdi, who then made a U-turn and ran a red light while accelerating toward them, Frank said. The two men managed to evade him, and Abdi crashed into a parked car a short time later….

No one was injured at the scene, and Abdi is being held in lieu of $55,000 at Men’s Central Jail downtown, police said. A knife was found in Abdi’s car, but Frank said police do not believe he owns any firearms.

Frank expects the LAPD will ask the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office to pursue assault charges against Abdi. The department is working in conjunction with the FBI’s Los Angeles field office to investigate Abdi, and federal prosecutors may consider possible hate crime or domestic terror charges against him….

A native of Mogadishu in Somalia, Abdi is a U.S. citizen who emigrated to the Seattle area several years ago, Frank said. He rented a car and drove to Los Angeles sometime last week, though it was not clear if he knew anyone in the area or why he came to the city.

Investigators did not say if Abdi specifically targeted Congregation Bais Yehuda. A call to the synagogue seeking comment Monday was not returned, and the Seattle Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what, if any, history they had with Abdi.

Frank said Abdi’s chosen method of attack — driving toward a crowd of pedestrians — and the fact that he was carrying a knife were “very concerning.” He noted that Abdi’s actions mirror those of other terror attacks in recent years, where so-called lone wolf assailants have used a rented vehicle rather than a firearm or explosive device to cause carnage in open spaces….

WOW: Money Raised After Pittsburgh Shooting Went To An Islamic Center With Terror Ties

H/T Town Hall.

A Muslim and antisemite Linda Sarsour in charge of the fundraising this is no big surprise that the money is going to group with tied to terrorism.

In late October, Robert Gregory Bowers, a vicious anti-Semite, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot and killed 11 people. Several people were injured, four of which were police officers. It was tragic—but of course, everyone blamed President Trump for reasons only morons understand. There were protests when he visited the site. Everyone was creating controversy when there needed to be none. But now, we have another controversy that could be brewing that isn’t related to Trump. It centers on anti-Semite Linda Sarsour. The anti-Israel activist seems to have been exposed for cheating the Tree of Life synagogue from money fundraised after the tragic shooting.

Hen Mazzig

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So @lsarsour raised $400,000 for the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, but ONLY $10,000 got to them. Not enough for one funereal even. I think it’s great that other people support us, but not when they use our tragedy to fundraise and not even 10% gets to the real victims.

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The propaganda arm (The Forward) tried to twist it, in another deceiving article by the ever so smart journalist, Pink, but the truth is clear.

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Hen Mazzig

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Correction: ~$160K was raised as part of one general cemeteries campaign that pre-dates the TOL massacre and ~$240K was raised as part of the TOL campaign after the massacre. The $10K was from the first campaign.
I was wrong about the 10%, still troubling.
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Hen Mazzig

@HenMazzig

So @lsarsour raised $400,000 for the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, but ONLY $10,000 got to them. Not enough for one funereal even. I think it’s great that other people support us, but not when they use our tragedy to fundraise and not even 10% gets to the real victims.

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So how much went to the synagogue since the fundraising effort on their behalf?

Jordan Schachtel

@JordanSchachtel

$10,000 went to Tree of Life synagogue, while $155,000 went to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (!). People should be demanding their money back from @lsarsour.https://twitter.com/HenMazzig/status/1067368768844824588 

Hen Mazzig

@HenMazzig

So @lsarsour raised $400,000 for the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, but ONLY $10,000 got to them. Not enough for one funereal even. I think it’s great that other people support us, but not when they use our tragedy to fundraise and not even 10% gets to the real victims.

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Jordan Schachtel

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$10,000 went to Tree of Life synagogue, while $155,000 went to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (!). People should be demanding their money back from @lsarsour.https://twitter.com/HenMazzig/status/1067368768844824588 

Jordan Schachtel

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From The Forward, which seemingly does its best to whitewash what happened here. pic.twitter.com/t2UQJIFznW

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Hen Mazzig

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Correction: ~$160K was raised as part of one general cemeteries campaign that pre-dates the TOL massacre and ~$240K was raised as part of the TOL campaign after the massacre. The $10K was from the first campaign.
I was wrong about the 10%, still troubling.
H/t @Jeff__Davenport

Arthur Normanson 🚒💦🔥@artstop

The money raised in the name of Tree of Life may never reach them at all.

That’s what seems likely, but the $10k is meant to show that SOME MONEY was sent to them.

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Jordan Schachtel

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Update: Update: Islamic Center claims it will send the $155k check to Tree of Life synagogue. As for remaining $83,634, it will go to vague “projects that help foster Muslim-Jewish collaboration, dialogue, and solidarity.” So all that $ raised will simply vanish, it appears.

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Jordan Schachtel

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Flashback: El-Messidi and Sarsour were also behind the 6-figure sum that was raised to “repair Jewish cemeteries.” The money was never accounted for. Cemeteries said they never received a check. https://forward.com/fast-forward/376846/wheres-100k-linda-sarsour-promised-for-vandalized-jewish-cemetery/ 

Linda Sarsour Still Hasn’t Sent $100K She Promised To Jewish Cemetery

“Plans are in place. We just need the money.”

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Now, some money was given to Tree of Life, around $10,000, but that was part of an effort to repair Jewish cemetaries that were vandalized. Since the shooting, around $240,000 were raised, but it appears little, if any, has been sent to Tree of Life. Of that $240,000-figure, $155,000 went to the the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Hen Mazzig of The Jerusalem Post initially said that $400,000 was raised for Tree of Life, but then offered a correction, noting that $160,000 was raised by Sarsour as part of an effort to fix Jewish cemeteries and $240,000 was raised after the shooting. The corrected tweet is in the thread above.

Tree of Life received just $10,000 from the cemetery campaign, but doesn’t appear to have received a dime from the post-shooting fundraising effort, but now the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh says they will supposedly send its six-figure check ($155,000) to Tree of Life. According to Conservative Review’s Jordan Schactel, the other $83,634 will go “to vague ‘projects that help foster Muslim-Jewish collaboration, dialogue, and solidarity. Oh, and as for the money raised for Jewish cemeteries, several never received the funds that were promised (via CR):

According to the left-wing The Forward, the Islamic group Celebrate Mercy has already funneled $155,000 — of over $238,634 that was raised supposedly for the victims of the shooting and the greater Jewish community of Pittsburgh — into the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. Though the Forward article states that a document was posted signed by a representative of Celebrate Mercy, the director of the Islamic Center, and a “Tree of Life representative detailing exactly how the funds will be distributed to victims and their families,” the link to the document is dead.

As for the remaining $83,634, raised above the fundraiser’s $150,000 goal, it will go toward the vague goal of “projects that help foster Muslim-Jewish collaboration, dialogue, and solidarity,” Celebrate Mercy director Tarek El-Messidi toldThe Forward.

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The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh is a mosque with deep tiesto Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the United States. A former imam there was an overt anti-Semite who blamed Jews for the rise of ISIS, and he was ultra-cozy with anti-Semitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan.

Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour in particular (who fundraised in the wake of the Pittsburgh attacks, through her Islamic advocacy group called MPower Change) has a long history of running Jewish “solidarity” scams, which resulted in raised cash simply disappearing.

Last year, Sarsour and El-Messidi raised over $100,000 for the purported goal of helping to repair Jewish cemeteries that were damaged by vandals. Months went by, and several cemeteries that were promised funds never received a check from the group.

Yeah, I could see how a lot of people are going to see this as a problem. Will it be big enough to warrant a lawsuit? We’ll see.

 

Nooses Found Near Mississippi State Capitol Turn Out To Be Democrat ‘Protest’

H/T Right Wing Folks.

You will not hear one peep from the drive-by media about DemocRats putting these nooses up in Jackson, Mississippi and not from the KKK.

A group of nooses discovered hanging off trees near the Mississippi state Capitol were not a warning from a white supremacist group, but rather a “protest” by leftists against Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Mainstream media organizations melted down on Monday after a number of nooses were found hanging in the vicinity of the capitol building, strung from trees as part of a “message” campaign — though the Associated Press, which first reported the story, didn’t give much more information about the “message” the nooses were trying to send, only that it was one of “hate.”

“Chuck McIntosh, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the Capitol, says the nooses and signs were found Monday morning shortly before 8 a.m. on the south side of the Capitol grounds,” the AP reported, adding, “He says the matter is under investigation, and he did not immediately know what was on the signs.”

Local news reported photos of the nooses, and, again, avoided printing the “messages” that were written on signs left near the ropes.

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BREAKING: Nooses, hate signs found at Mississippi State Capitol https://buff.ly/2AnO4k0 

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Leftists on Twitter knew immediately who was behind the horrific display: white supremacists who support Sen. Hyde-Smith in her runoff election against Democrat Mike Espy.

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Nooses were found just before a runoff election to determine whether a black man will hold a Senate seat in Mississippi. http://huffp.st/0OgnepI 

Nooses Hung At Mississippi State Capitol Just Before Runoff Election

A runoff election will decide if Mike Espy, a black man, can defeat Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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We are better than this!

Seven nooses, signs found at Mississippi State Capitol https://www.wlbt.com/2018/11/26/nooses-hate-signs-found-mississippi-state-capitol/ 

Nooses, hate signs found at Mississippi State Capitol

Noose found hanging at Mississippi State Capitol.

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Looks like Cindy put up some last minute campaign signs… https://www.wlbt.com/2018/11/26/nooses-hate-signs-found-mississippi-state-capitol/ 

Nooses, hate signs found at Mississippi State Capitol

Noose found hanging at Mississippi State Capitol.

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The state’s governor, Phil Bryant, made a clear statement condemning the display, saying that “[t]he perpetrators of this act will be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I have contacted the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for assistance.”

Espy, for his part, was asked Monday night if he blamed Hyde-Smith for the nooses and said that he “can’t connect that to her. I wouldn’t do that. That’d be unfair.”

It turns out it would have been very unfair. Signs placed near the nooses but reported only as “hate” messages by the Associated Press and others, had plenty of information about who hung the nooses and why. But weirdly, the signs didn’t appear on anyone’s Twitter feed until late Monday evening, nearly 12 hours after news of the display went viral.

The signs indicated that the nooses were part of a protest by Democrats, warning against re-electing Hyde-Smith.

“We’re hanging nooses to remind people that times haven’t changed,” read one sign.

“We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims,” read another.

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The signs refer to comments Hyde-Smith made some time ago, at a campaign stop in Tupelo, Mississippi. The New York Post reports that Hyde-Smith referred to one campaign stop attendee as a personal friend and said she’d show up to any event he invited her to, including a public hanging.

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith quipped.

The incident was captured on video, and although Hyde-Smith said the comment was an “exaggerated expression of regard,” Democrats took Hyde-Smith’s “compliment” as evidence that she holds outdated views on racial issues and a lack of respect for Mississippi’s historical victims of lynching.

Mississippians will vote Tuesday on whether to send Hyde-Smith back to the Senate.

But The Children: Hispanic Babies Murdered In Abortion Far Outnumber Those Tear-Gassed In Migrant Caravan

H/T Right Wing Folks.

You will never see the fact more Hispanic babies are being murdered by abortion than were tear-gassed at the border because abortion is a sacrament to the left.

Since border patrol agents fired the first can of tear gas onto the Central American migrant caravan at the Southern border, leftists have been howling about … “the children.”

“But the children,” they say. “What about the helpless babes clinging to their mother’s arms?”

HuffPo even quoted several prominent doctors who all explained how tear gas could have long-lasting effects on migrant children for years to come. This came from the same publication that frequently claims the reversal of Roe v. Wade would send the United States into a dystopian apocalypse unlike anything seen in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The migrant caravan that arrived in Tijuana recently has an estimated 6,000 people in it. According to the National Review, a majority of those in the violent border clash with law enforcement on Sunday were able-bodied men; only a small handful of those in the scuffle were women and children. Sector chief patrol agent Rodney Scott said as much to CNN on Monday.

“We ended up making about 42 arrests. Only eight of those were females, and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of those were adult males,” Scott said.

“To be completely frank, there were numerous people that actually made it across the border,” Scott continued. “We’re in the process of building a new border wall here but we don’t have it completed. There were some sections that had dilapidated border wall that was made out of scrap metal the military gave us. The group breached a couple sections of that, actually tore down one small section, and started to rush across. And that’s the time they started assaulting our agents, and we were able to hold them back using riot techniques.”

In contrast to the relatively few Hispanic children that were tear-gassed at the Southern border, in the United States, more than 72,0576 Hispanic children died in 2015 at the hands of abortion, according to CNS News. Here’s what the report said;

The number of Hispanic babies aborted in 2015 in the 31 states and the District of Columbia that report their abortion numbers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (72,056) outnumbered the migrants estimated to be in the current caravan from Central America (approximately 10,000) by about seven to one, according to new abortion data published by the CDC and estimates of the number in the caravan published by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

In fact, there were more Hispanic babies aborted in New York City alone in 2015 (17,391), than there are people in the caravan today.

Even worse abortion statistics have been shown for black children. In 2013, a report from New York City showed that abortions for black babies outpaced natural births, and yet, none of those sobering facts wormed their way to the center of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

As noted by Life News, the “abortion industry has been known to target minority moms and their unborn babies as well.” A recent study found that “79% of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance of black and Hispanic neighborhoods.” Black Americans make up 12% of the population; Hispanics 16%. Both minorities are disproportionately represented in the number of abortions.

DHS Statistics: Border Agents Used Pepper Spray More Under Obama Than Trump

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

A fact that the drive-by media will ever report.

Despite concerns being raised about border patrol agents using pepper spray and tear gas on migrants illegally attempting to cross the border, the agency used the same methods at a higher rate under President Barack Obama than during President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, according to government data reported by the Washington Examiner.

In 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection used Pava Capsaicin, known as pepper spray, at a rate three times higher than that of the agency in 2017, Trump’s first year in office.

Pepper spray was used 151 times in 2013, 109 times in 2014, and 95 times in 2015, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security. The numbers dropped significantly in 2015 and 2016, down to 30 and 49 incidents respectively.

In 2017, the agency reported 56 incidents of pepper spray use. In the first nine months of 2018, 43 incidents were reported.

The frequency of tear gas use by Customs and Border Patrol, while lower than 2012, has increased closer to levels seen at the beginning of the Obama administration.

Tear gas, technically referred to as 2-chlorobenzylidene malonoitrile (CS), was used by CBP officers and Border Patrol agents on 26 occasions in 2012.

That number dropped over the next few years down to three total incidents in fiscal 2016.

The use of tear gas has crept back up to levels seen in 2012 and 2013 during Trump’s first two years in office. In 2017, 18 deployments of gas were documented. Twenty-nine were counted in 2018.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been using tear gas since 2010. Only data since 2012 was provided by Homeland Security.

The Trump administration drew fire over the weekend from critics after federal law enforcement at the border used tear gas. Approximately 500 migrants stormed Mexican blockades in an attempt to enter the United States at the border between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. Some migrants threw rocks and projectiles.

Trump has criticized the media coverage of his immigration policies as compared to how they covered similar practices under Obama. On Sunday, he tweeted his response to a “phony” story from “60 Minutes” on child separation policies.

“60 Minutes did a phony story about child separation when they know we had the exact same policy as the Obama Administration. In fact a picture of children in jails was used by other Fake Media to show how bad (cruel) we are, but it was in 2014 during O years. Obama separated…children from parents, as did Bush etc., because that is the policy and law. I tried to keep them together but the problem is, when you do that, vast numbers of additional people storm the Border. So with Obama seperation is fine, but with Trump it’s not. Fake 60 Minutes!”

Donald J. Trump

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.@60Minutes did a phony story about child separation when they know we had the exact same policy as the Obama Administration. In fact a picture of children in jails was used by other Fake Media to show how bad (cruel) we are, but it was in 2014 during O years. Obama separated….

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….children from parents, as did Bush etc., because that is the policy and law. I tried to keep them together but the problem is, when you do that, vast numbers of additional people storm the Border. So with Obama seperation is fine, but with Trump it’s not. Fake 60 Minutes!

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National Concealed Handgun Carry Reciprocity – Last Chance to Act

H/T AmmoLand.

It is time to put pressure on as Rush Limbaugh calls him The Turtle Mitch McConnell to get this bill passed and on President Trump’s desk.

New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Concealed handgun carry reciprocity is about to die. It is about to die through deliberate inaction or callous indifference of the U.S. Senate. But we have a small window of opportunity: 21 days left to achieve the goal that has eluded us for years. It seemed assured of being accomplished by the Republican-controlled 115th Congress but, it wasn’t.

Congress still has time to act before the end of the year, but that does nothing to explain why Congress failed to get this done. It certainly had ample opportunity to do so.

What Happened? Why Did A Republican Controlled Congress Fail To Fulfill President Trump’s Signature Campaign Promise?

The House of Representatives and the Senate did introduce several national handgun carry reciprocity bills in the last two years. One such bill was 115 H.R. 38, titled, “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The bill’s synopsis reads: “AN ACT to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.”

The measure was voted on by the full House, and the Republican-controlled House passed the bill, on December 6, 2017, by recorded roll call vote: 231 to 198. The vast majority of House Democrats voted against passage of the bill. Only 6 of 184 Democrats voted for passage of the bill. Contrariwise, the vast majority of House Republicans, 225, voted for passage of the bill; and 14 voted against passage.

One day later, on December 7, 2017, the bill was sent to and received by the Senate, where it was read twice, in accordance with Senate protocol, and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for action. And, then we heard—Nothing! Dead Silence!

The bill apparently fell into a deep, dark abyss.

Senator Mitch McConnell, who, as Senate Majority Leader, has ultimate authority for determining what bills are voted on by the full Senate, said and did nothing to get the Judiciary Committee to act so that the bill could be voted on by the full Senate.

Why didn’t the Judiciary Committee act on this? They certainly could have, but didn’t. And, why didn’t Senator Mitch McConnell urge the Judiciary Committee to action, so the full Senate would have had the opportunity to vote for passage of national concealed handgun carry legislation? We don’t know. He could have seen to this but didn’t. Senate Republicans who can answer these questions aren’t saying.

Much about this, we don’t know. It is deeply perplexing.

But, This Much We Do Know:

Senator Mitch McConnell can get things done when he wants to. Senator Mitch McConnell was able to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This wasn’t easy, given the strenuous pushback by Senate Democrats. And the Senator should be commended for his zealous, unflagging effort in that regard. He should be just as zealous in getting national concealed handgun legislation through the full Senate. He certainly could have done so. For some reason, he chose not to. He still has time to get this done before the 116th Congress begins its first term, on January 3, 2019, because, at that point, it would be futile. The House will seat a Democratic Party majority; and the Democratic Party leadership’s agenda will include the drafting of bills to restrict the right of the people to keep and bear arms, not to strengthen that basic, fundamental, natural, and unalienable right

The 2016 general election earned us President Donald Trump along with Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress. National Right-to-Carry was in our grasp. The timing couldn’t have been better. This is what law-abiding gun owners wanted, and NRA and other Pro-Second Amendment organizations campaigned vigorously for it. Our real once-in-a-lifetime hope for National Right-to-Carry is now slipping through our fingers.

The Senate had over a year to act on the bill, from late 2017, when it first received the bill from the House. But the Senate failed to act.

Can’t the Senate simply pass the bill next year and send it on to president trump for his signature in 2019? No! It cannot! All pending bills die.

“At the end of a two-year session, Congress adjourns ‘sine die’ or ‘without day’ and not reconvene until a new Congress starts some time the next January.

After that, the slate is wiped clean; there is no business pending. All of the ‘H.R.’ and ‘S.’ numbered titles that have been discussed and debated for the past two years will be archived.

When Congress reconvenes, the process starts all over again.”

When Congress reconvenes in 2019, House Republicans can reintroduce concealed handgun carry reciprocity, but with a Democratic Party House of Representatives majority, the bill would never pass. So, whatever the Senate does in 2019, won’t matter because both Houses of Congress must pass a bill before a bill is sent to the President for his signature, at which point, a bill then becomes the Law of the Land, in accordance with Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution.

Time To Pass Concealed Handgun Carry Reciprocity Is Of The Essence!

There is no time to waste. The Senate is scheduled to adjourn on December 14, 2018. If the Senate fails to pass the bill by emergency roll call vote, we will have lost the only real opportunity to see concealed handgun carry reciprocity through to fruition.

And, keep in mind: the Senate’s failure to act on national handgun carry places extreme pressure on President Trump who made this issue one of the signature issues of his campaign for U.S. President. Failure to accomplish this goal can well lead to Trump’s defeat in the general U.S. Presidential election of 2020. We must place the Senate’s feet to the fire.” This is where you can help!

WHAT CAN YOU DO? IMMEDIATELY CALL:

  • U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (Chairman of the Judiciary Committee): (202) 224-3744
  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: (202) 224-2541
  • Your Senate Delegation: (202) 224-3121

TELL THEM THIS:

“The Senate must vote on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 bill immediately. The bill passed the House on December 6, 2017, almost one year ago, and has since been stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee. That is unacceptable! We have only a few precious weeks to get this matter completed. The Senate must pass this bill and send it immediately to the President for his signature. President Trump will sign the bill into law, fulfilling an important campaign promise. My continued support for you will depend on your vote to approve this bill.”

You should also contact NRA and President Trump, reminding them of their commitment to support national concealed handgun carry reciprocity. The contact numbers are as follows:

  • The White House: (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414
  • National Rifle Association (NRA): (800) 672-3888

We must put pressure on those who can get this matter accomplished.

Making a few important phone calls will only take a few minutes of your time. It is quick and easy, and critically important to safeguard and strengthen our right to keep and bear arms.

What you do can make a difference, and you will be proud to have taken an active part in protecting our natural, fundamental, unalienable, and sacred right to safeguard our lives and the lives of those closest to us, with the best means available: a firearm.

If you chose to do nothing, you will only have yourself to blame.

This is our last real shot at the passage of significant pro-second amendment legislation! Don’t hesitate to take the shot. You will regret it because it may be your last!


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Arrogant Barbra Streisand Attacks Women Who Voted For Trump

H/T The Lid.

This comment proves Babs is stupider than she looks if that is possible.

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There is no other way to put it Barbra Streisand is both a liar and an arrogant star who has no Idea of how real people live. In an interview promoting her new anti-Trump protest album “Walls”  Barabra Streisand said that American women were intimidated by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s brilliance and unable to stand up to their husbands in the last U.S. presidential election.

‘A lot of women vote the way their husbands vote; they don’t believe enough in their own thoughts. Maybe that woman who’s so articulate, so experienced and so fit for the presidency [Hillary] was too intimidating.‘Perhaps she made women feel unsuccessful.

Huh? It’s incredible how disconnected from regular people Streisand the aging diva must be. She is the anti-feminist if she really believes married women pick the candidates based on their husband’s opinion.   They didn’t reject Clinton because she was intimidating, they rejected Clinton because she was a lousy candidate who promised nothing but “same old, same old” with a little bit of the ole’ Clinton corruption in the mix, In the end, they rejected Clinton because Trump was the better candidate who offered a better future.

Perhaps Streisand feels unsuccessful because her mother ignored her all her life and according to a cousin who went to school with her in Brooklyn the other students rejected the future Diva because she was full of herself even back then. Barbra Streisand would never understand that women such as my wife who runs her own business raised two children, and who at different times cared for a sick mother, sick aunt, dying brother, and an aging father (and a crazy husband), and fought her own battle with cancer is more successful than Babs or Hillary Clinton could ever be.

In my role as a blogger, columnist, and radio host who has attended political conventions and conferences I have met hundreds of women who voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, not one has ever told me their decision was influenced by a spouse or frighted by what Streisand believes is Hillary’s brilliance.

But people shouldn’t expect truth from Streisand.  Her arrogant liberal pontification surpassed any appreciation for her singing talent a long time ago. She did say that if Trump won she was going to Australia or Canada.  But of course, she’s still here. Perhaps somebody so full of herself cannot fit in an airplane.

Truth is that Barbra Streisand is a pampered diva whose contracts stipulates that the Hotel’s staff not turn their backs on, or look directly at the Diva.

According to  Hotel Chatter

During a recent [2010] stay at Castletown House in County Kildare, Ireland, Barbra Streisand demanded rose petals in the toilet, peach-colored tissues, and 120 designer bath towels in peach too…because they matched her complexion, according to This Is London.

Sorry Babs,  but pedals or not, I’m quite sure yours doesn’t smell like roses.

She also required 10 specific designer lamps, and requested that the hotel’s security team wear dark sweaters. We wonder if the singing superstar even knew she’d checked into a different hotel once she got to the celeb-centric Dorchester Hotel in London later on in the trip since she’d submitted the same rider to them. Still, all that’s a step above (or in a different direction) from the instructions given to the staff at the MGM Grand to enter and leave the star’s room backwards, so as not to look directly at her.

Around the same time, the NY Post’s Page Six reported her demands at a 2001 “Innovators & Navigators” conference at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara:

“It was totally insane,” says the source. “She requested that there be no oysters in her room at any time; that every square inch of her hotel room and bathroom be carpeted; and that the head of her bed be elevated a specific number of degrees off the ground. And she said the bed couldn’t be propped up – she wanted an engineer to come in and do it himself.”

The source also reports: “She also requested that she not have to use the lobby during her arrival or departure – which was comical when she arrived with her husband and proceeded to plow right through the front door.”

Barbra Streisand is too out of touch and self-centered to become a pundit on any political matter. Perhaps that’s why at a 2017 concert at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum when she started politically pontificating the audience booed until she stopped, and her anti-Trump protest album Walls sits at #87 (and falling) on the Billboard Top 200 Album list.