Gas taxes to rise in these states in July

H/T Fox Business.

Drivers in these states listed below need to grab your ankles and bend over as you are getting it stuck to you.

The states bordering these states will see an increase in business due to lower gas taxes.

While gasOpens a New Window. prices in the U.S. have generally been declining throughout recent weeks, driversOpens a New Window. in some states will feel a little bit of extra pain starting Monday, when a number of states raise their gas taxes.

The national average for fuel prices as of Friday was $2.70 per gallon, down from $2.82 one month ago and $2.85 at this time last year, according to AAA.

Here’s a look at some states where taxes are rising beginning next month:

California

The gas tax in California will rise 5.6 cents per gallon, to 47.3 cents per gallon from 41.7 cents.

As of Friday, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in California was $3.74.

The increase is part of legislation that was passed in April 2017. There was an attempt to repeal the hike last year, but it failed.

Ohio

The gas tax in Ohio is set to increase by 10.5 cents as of Monday.

The hike was approved in April.

The average price of gasoline in Ohio is $2.67 per gallon.

Illinois

The fuel tax in Illinois is set to double, increasing to 38 cents from 19 cents per gallon.

As of Friday, the average gas price in Illinois was $2.89 per gallon.

South Carolina

A much more modest gas tax increase will affect drivers in South Carolina, a two-cent per gallon hike.

The average price of gasoline in South Carolina is about $2.35 per gallon.

Tennessee

In Tennessee, a modest 1 cent per gallon increase will take effect soon.

As of 2017, the state’s gas tax was 21.4 cents per gallon. The budget plan will, overall, increase that tax by 6 cents per gallon.

As of Friday, the price of gasoline was $2.40 per gallon.

 

Breaking: Dow Closes Week Setting New Record Not Seen in over 80 Years

H/T Western Journal.

The DemocRats have plans that would undo all of the gains the market and economy have picked up.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up more than 73 points Friday, putting a close to a successful June the likes of which had not been seen since prior to World War II.

The Dow closed at just under 26,600, according to CNBC.

Greta Wall

@GretaLWall

Major indexes close higher on final trading day of June.

DOW +0.27%, NASDAQ +0.48%, S&P 500 +0.56%

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While Friday’s individual gains were moderate, it was a historic month overall for the Dow.

As CNBC noted: The Dow “rallied 7% this month, notching its best June performance since 1938, when it surged 24.3%.”

The Dow wasn’t the only index that did well this month.

The S&P 500 was up roughly 6.2 percent this month, making it the index’s best June showing since 1955, according to Fox Business.

Overall, the S&P “posted its best first half of a year since 1997, soaring 17% and reaching an all-time high,” according to CNBC.

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CNBC’s Closing Bell

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FINAL HOUR OF THE DAY!
– The Dow is on pace for its best first half of the year since 1999
– The S&P 500 is having its best first half since 1997
– The Nasdaq is on track for its best first half since 2003

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Major indexes close higher on final trading day of June.

DOW +0.27%, NASDAQ +0.48%, S&P 500 +0.56%

Greta Wall

@GretaLWall

Wall Street logs best June in decades.

DOW +7.2% in June — best since June 1938

NASDAQ +7.4% in June — best since June 2000

S&P 500 +6.9% in June — best since June 1955

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So what’s behind the market’s recent gains?

“Drivers [of the rally] would be a change in the perceived trajectory for monetary policy, coupled with a bit of optimism in renewed negotiations with China,” Stephen Guilfoyle, president of the trading firm Sarge986 LLC, told Fox Business.

At least one pundit gave the credit to President Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump’s June,” Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk wrote before the market closed.

Charlie Kirk

@charliekirk11

Donald Trump’s June:

Border crossings are down 25% thanks to Trump-Mexico immigration deal

The DOW is on track for its best June since 1938

Historic 2020 campaign launched, raises more than DNC has on hand in one night

What have Democrats accomplished this month?

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“What have Democrats accomplished this month?” he asked.

The Oil Crisis Saudi Arabia Can’t Solve

Jim Campbell's

Comment by Jim Campbell

July 29th, 2019

Paint the picture any way you like but it’s highly unlikely that only those who deal with this situation on a daily basis will be putting together anything you would enjoy hanging in your living room Still, the oil market is at present a victim of geopolitical power projections of emotional leaders superseding rationality.

This confrontation is one of a possibly unprecedented order, not for oil (as skeptics again will state) but with oil as a weapon for defeat or survival.

World wide depression?

Above my pay grade.

The Canada Free Press

By Oilprice.com

Cyril Widdershoven

June 29, 2019

The Oil Crisis Saudi Arabia Can't Solve

Saudi Arabia’s CEO Amin Nasr’s message to the press that oil flows to the market are guaranteed, should be taken with a pinch of salt..

The real issue, if it comes to a full-blown conflict, is that not only Saudi oil is being threatened

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THE “BETTY”

Pacific Paratrooper

The G4M was a Japanese high-speed bomber-torpedo carrier. During World War II, it was in service with the naval aviation. In the system of codes of allies, this aircraft had the designation “Betty”.  The Mitsubishi G4M combines high speed, long range, and excellent aerodynamic shape. Due to these qualities, it was a symbol of Japanese naval aviation.

In all 2,416 Bettys were produced by Mitsubishi and saw action in almost every engagement in the South Pacific. They also served as transports and special-attack aircraft. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was aboard a Betty when it was shot down in 1943. Late in the war Bettys were used as Kamikaze aircraft. Indeed the Betty, which was there at the very start of the conflict, was also there at its end, being used as special transport aircraft for the Japanese delegation who arranged Japan’s surrender to the Allies in August 1945.

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Bill de Blasio Triumphantly Quotes Che Guevara to Union Workers on Campaign Stop

H/T Town Hall.

To call Comrade De Blasio and idiot would be an upgrade to his IQ.

“De Blasio, who was in Miami this week to participate in the presidential debates, got into trouble Thursday when he appeared at the airport for a rally for ramp and cargo workers. With a crowd of around 100 chanted behind him, de Blasio urged them to unionize.

“Before giving up the microphone to the next speaker, de Blasio blurted a quote from one of the most hated historical figures throughout Miami: ‘Hasta la victoria, siempre!‘”

“By no means can Cuban workers go on strike! Cuban workers must adjust to life in a collectivist-socialist order!” (Cuba’s Minister of Industries Che Guevara, June 26, 1961.)

“The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind! Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination….If the missiles had remained in Cuba we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City!” (Che Guevara.)

Got it, amigos? I know you do. But just for fun, let’s review it for full effect:

The Democrat mayor of New York City, while campaigning for president of the United States in front of airport workers, triumphantly quoted a mass-murdering terrorist who craved to nuke the candidate’s hometown, his parents and his constituents— as a first step in the process of exterminating the “hyenas” who populate the nation the candidate craves to lead as president. The mass-murdering terrorist who the candidate loudly and gleefully quoted in front of unionized workers also outlawed labor unions and strikes on penalty of torture chamber and firing squad.

And yet some say the U.S. electorate has been “dumbed-down?”…HAH!

For the record, after the almost immediate media and social media firestorm, de Blasio apologized, claiming ignorance of the slogan’s origins. But considering de Blasio’s historical record of support for the Castroite Nicaraguan Sandinistas, his honeymoon in Castroite Cuba itself, etc.—the excuse rings hollow.

De Blasio probably figured we were still in the Motorcycle Diaries era, (a period a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away when praise of Che Guevara was considered acceptable—almost normal, in fact.)

Alas, much has changed since then. A book exposing Che Guevara’s sadism, criminality and imbecility has since been released to worldwide-acclaim. The book was translated into several languages, was frequently featured on TV and talk-radio, and spawned a YAF college lecture series. It was also presented on Capitol Hill itself where some of America’s most powerful lawmakers lined up for autographed copies.

In brief, Bill de Blasio: “The Times they are a Changing”—in fact they’ve done changed!   

Don’t look for this from Fake News Media, on The History Channel, much less from Hollywood, but among the first, the most militant, and the most widespread opposition groups to the Stalinism that Soviet satraps Che Guevara and Fidel Castro imposed on Cuba came from Cuba’s pre-Castro labor unions. And who can blame them?

In 1958, Cuba had a higher per capita income than Austria or Japan. Cuban industrial workers had the eighth-highest wages in the world. In the 1950s, Cuban stevedores earned more per hour than their counterparts in New Orleans and San Francisco.

Obviously this datum would turn on its head the entire fable of the Cuban revolution as spread by the Fake News Media, Hhstory professors and Hollywood, but thousands upon thousands of Cuban workers took up arms against Che Guevara. The MRP (Movimiento Revolucionario del Pueblo) was among these Cuban resistance groups of mostly laborers. But don’t take it from me. Here’s how the FBI and CIA described them: “Heavily weighted labor membership, with socialistic leanings. Aimed for Castro overthrow from within; advocated nationalization of economy, agrarian reform, social reform.”

Che Guevara’s (the man de Blasio quoted to striking workers) “no strike” provision under penalty of KGB-designed torture chamber outraged Cuba’s historically powerful laborers– many of whom took up arms in protest. Thousands of these were eventually captured or massacred with Russian arms and under Russian tutelage (in case some have forgotten what genuine “Russian collusion” looks like.)

In 1961 a 20-year-old boy named Tony Chao Flores took his place at La Cabana’s execution stake, but he hobbled to it on crutches. He’d taken 17 bullets from their Czech machine guns when the Castroites captured him. On the way to the execution stake at the old Spanish fort turned to a prison and execution ground by Che Guevara, Tony was forced to hobble down some cobblestone stairs. Tony tumbled down the long row of steps and finally lay on the cobblestones at the bottom, writhing and grimacing. The Castroite guards cackled as they moved in to gag Tony with their tape.

Tony watched them approach while balling his good hand into a fist. Then as the first Red reached him BASH!– right across his eyes.

“I’ll never understand how Tony survived that beating,” said eyewitness and former political prisoner Tito Rodriguez-Oltmans, who watched from his window in La Cabana prison.

Tony finally started crawling towards the splintered and blood-spattered execution stake about 50 yards away, pushing and dragging himself with his hands. As he neared the stake he’d stop and start pounding himself in the chest. His executioners seemed perplexed. The crippled boy was trying to say something. But his message was muzzled by the gag de Blasio’s speechwriter made obligatory for his thousands of execution victims.

Finally Tony reached up to his face and ripped off the muzzling tape. Then the freedom-fighter’s voice boomed out. “Shoot me RIGHT HERE!” roared Tony at his gaping executioners as he ripped open his shirt. His voice thundered and his head bobbed with the effort. “Right in the CHEST!” Tony yelled. “Like a MAN!”

On his last day alive, Tony had received a letter in jail from his mother. “My dear son,” she counseled. “How often I’d warned you not to get involved in these things. But I knew my pleas were vain. You always demanded your freedom, Tony, even as a little boy. So I knew you’d never stand for communism. Well, Castro and Che finally caught you. Son, I love you with all my heart. My life is now shattered and will never be the same, but the only thing left now, Tony . . . is to die like a man.”

“FUEGO! “ Che Guevara’s lackey yelled the command and the bullets shattered Tony’s crippled body, just as he’d reached the stake, lifted him and stared resolutely at his murderers. But Che’s firing squads usually murdered a hero who was standing. The crippled Tony presented an awkward target. So some of the volley went wild and missed the youngster. Time for the coup de grâce.

Normally it’s one .45 slug that shatters the skull. Eyewitnesses say Tony required . . . POW!-POW! . . . POW! — three. Seems the executioner’s hands were shaking pretty badly. But they finally managed. Castro and Che Guevara had another notch in their guns. Another enemy dispatched — bound and gagged as usual.

Compare Tony’s death to Che Guevara’s capture: “Don’t shoot!” whimpered the arch-assassin to his captors. “I’m Che! I’m worth more to you alive than dead!”

Then ask yourselves: Whose face belongs on T-shirts worn by youths who fancy themselves rebellious, freedom-loving, and brave? Who deserves a Hollywood movie?

Then fume and gag at the malignant stupidity of popular culture in our demented age.

HUGE! Border Apprehensions, In Sharp DECLINE After President Trump’s Deal With Mexico (Details)

H/T Flag And Cross.

The Mexican Government is doing finally what the Delusional DemocRats will not do and that is help President Trump secure the border.

It seems that tariffs and the threat of tariffs work.

And that’s the way the cookie crumbles…

President Trump spoke. Mexico listened.

Even better? They are following through and keeping their word.

After 45 threatened America’s southern neighbor with increased tariffs, Mexico kowtowed and began doing a lot to stop the flood of illegals entering the United States.

Heck, they’ve even started guarding their own southern border.

Now, border apprehensions are on the decline.

Here’s the scoop

WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents are on track to apprehend up to 25 percent fewer undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in June compared to May, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said at a press conference Friday.

In May, more than 144,000 immigrants were stopped crossing the border, including some presenting themselves legally at points of entry, the highest monthly total in 13 years.

The number of immigrants crossing into the Southwest United States typically drops off as temperatures heat up in the summer, but McAleenan said the decline was more than just seasonal.

15,000 troops are being sent to the U.S./Mexico border.

But they’re not American troops.

It’s looking like President Trump’s deal with America’s southern neighbor to try and stem the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S. is already working wonders.

Here’s what’s up…

Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, according to the country’s Secretary of Defense Luis Sandoval.

[…]

Approximately 2,000 National Guard members have already been deployed to Mexico’s southern border with Belize and Guatemala, he noted, adding to the 4,500 troops already spread across the area. Many migrants begin their journey in Central America and even further south, passing through Mexico on their way toward the United States.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is fed-up with illegal immigrants in the Lone Star state.

No mas, he says.

That’s why he’s sending 1,000 additional troops to the border.

His words:

I just deployed 1,000 National Guard Troops to the border.

This is needed because more than 45,000 people were apprehended crossing our border illegally in the last 3 weeks.

They come from 52 different countries.

Congress must do its job and fund border security.

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I just deployed 1,000 National Guard Troops to the border.

This is needed because more than 45,000 people were apprehended crossing our border illegally in the last 3 weeks.

They come from 52 different countries.

Congress must do its job and fund border security.

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Conservatives Calling for Impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

H/T Godfather Politics.

If Roberts does get impeached who will replace him?

Personally, I would like to see Clarence Thomas as Cheif Justice.

Do we also impeach Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as they have sided with the libs on the court also?

How about we remove everyone except Justice Thomas and start again?

A top conservative activist is calling for the impeachment of John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, for his constant decisions in political support of the far left in contravention to the law.

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, is calling for Roberts to be removed over the chief’s failure to uphold the Constitution and for lying that he was a conservative.

“I’m for impeaching the chief justice for lying to all of us about his support of the Constitution,” Schlapp tweeted. “He is responsible for Robertscare and now he is angling for vast numbers of illegal residents to help Dems hold Congress. Enough Deception from GOP judges on the Constitution.”

Matt Schlapp

@mschlapp

I’m for impeaching the Chief Justice for lying to all of us about his support of the Constitution. He is responsible for Robertscare and now he is angling for vast numbers of illegal residents to help Dems hold Congress. Enough Deception from GOP judges on the Constitution.

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Schlapp later added that Roberts was sold to America as a conservative but has proven to be anything but.

Matt Schlapp

@mschlapp

No Adam or there would be a handful of politicians who would survive that test. I’m saying the Chief Justice was sworn in by the Senate and in testimony told all America he supported the original meaning of the Constitution and would rule thusly. 10 yes shows it was untrue. https://twitter.com/adamserwer/status/1144279835382046720 

Adam Serwer🍝

@AdamSerwer

Replying to @mschlapp

So you’re saying lying is an impeachable offense

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Talk show host and former member of the Trump administration Sebastian Gorka agreed that Roberts is a disaster.

“This man has ZERO respect for you or the US Constitution,” Gorka tweeted. “Chief Justice Roberts proves once again he’s an activist judge in the tank for the Left. Victory in 2020 is more important than ever.”

Sebastian Gorka DrG

@SebGorka

This man has ZERO respect for you or the US Constitution.

Chief Justice Roberts proves once again he’s an activist judge in the tank for the Left.

Victory in 2020 is more important than ever. https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-census-citizenship-question-ruling-11561642213 

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The renewed criticism of Roberts came on the heels of his siding with the liberals in a Court decision blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census.

“His ruling cheered liberal activists who had accused President Trump of trying to scare immigrants by asking about citizenship and seemed resigned to the court’s right-leaning majority to back him up. Conservatives, meanwhile, said Chief Justice Roberts had caved to left-wing complaint,” the Washington Times reported.

Roberts was the same Chief Justice that allowed the disastrous and clearly unconstitutional Obamacare to stay in effect because he ruled it to be a “tax” instead of a forced purchase of a product, the latter of which would be against the law.

The ruling that Obamacare was a tax is a very loose representation of what it is, but it allowed the terrible policy to pass muster with the courts.

Sanders: I Will ‘Rotate Judges’ Off Supreme Court To Combat ‘Terrible’ Conservative Majority

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Now you see why I call him Crazy Bernie Sanders.

There is nothing in the Constitution that says you can rotate Supreme Court Justices.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) promised to rotate judges off of the Supreme Court to combat a “terrible 5-4 conservative majority” during  the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday night.

“My plan is somebody who believes for a start that a woman’s right to control her own body is a constitutional right that government and politicians should not infringe on that right, we will everything we can to defend Roe v. Wade,” Sanders said when asked about his approach to the Supreme Court. “Second of all, let me make a promise here. You ask about litmus tests. My litmus test is I will never nominate any justice to the Supreme Court unless that justice is 100% clear he or she will defend Roe v. Wade.”

Sanders continued to reject the idea of court-packing, but proposed an alternative procedure for undermining the court’s authority and bringing “new blood” onto the court.

“Third of all, I do not believe in ‘packing the court,'” Sanders said. “We got a terrible 5-4 majority conservative court right now But I do believe that constitutionally we have the power to rotate judges to other courts. And that brings in new blood into the Supreme Court and a majority, I hope, that will understand that a woman has the right to control her own body and that corporations cannot run the United States of America.”

Second Amendment Supporters need to Fight Smarter and Harder

H/T AmmoLand.

Second Amendment supporters need to stand united no matter what happens.

We need to fight these Damned Dangerous Red Flag Laws.

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- If there is one thing we all understand as Second Amendment supporters, it’s the need to fight – even when we disagree on the methods. But we can’t just fight harder when confronted with threats, we have to fight smarter than we have over the years. This applies across the entire Second Amendment community.

Here’s the nature of the threats: Earlier this month, an advice columnist with a readership of 22 million encouraged a father to prioritize his hatred of guns over his love for his daughter. In two airings (one this past Sunday), a “60 Minutes” hit piece on the AR-15 drew a combined total of almost 17 million viewers (9.85 million in November, just under 7 million this past Sunday).

Or, to put it bluntly, in just this month alone, two ads (that’s what the column and re-airing were) reaching almost 30 million people were run advocating the views of anti-Second Amendment extremists. Those were, essentially, two major in-kind contributions to Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety. That one in November, run the Sunday before Election Day, may have swung the votes of some of the 9.85 million who saw it.

So, we need to adapt to this political terrain and culture – and an honest assessment of where we are, now shows it’s a relatively hostile environment in the national sense, although in a number of places it is arguably more favorable. But nationally, between Silicon Valley censorshipsocial stigmatization of the Second Amendment, and corporate gun control, there are powerful tides trying to take down not just our freedoms, but those who defend them. How powerful? According to Reason.com, of 21 Democratic presidential contenders, only five even grant the possibility of self-defense as a valid reason to own firearms.

Before we go any further, let’s talk numbers. When it comes to elected officials, the ideal would be that all 435 Representatives, all 100 Senators, all 50 governors, the President, Vice President, the nine justices of the Supreme Court, and the hundreds upon hundreds of state legislators are staunch defenders of the Second Amendment. That is not the reality, though.

The situation is much better in the Senate – not only are there about 55 votes (Joe Manchin and Jon Tester vote pro-Second Amendment often than not, but they are not the most reliable on ancillary issues)

As of today, Second Amendment supporters can really only count on 190 votes in the House (based on the vote for HR 8). The situation is much better in the Senate – not only are there about 55 votes (Joe Manchin and Jon Tester vote pro-Second Amendment often than not, but they are not the most reliable on ancillary issues), but the leadership is pro-Second Amendment and will kill anti-Second Amendment bills.

One part of the problem with improving these numbers is that running for office is expensive and time-consuming. Those loyal Ammoland readers who volunteer to defend our rights – whether with a pro-Second Amendment group or on their own – already have a taste of the costs involved in time and money for those running a political campaign. The sacrifices can go beyond time and money these days. Just remember Amy Dickinson’s advice to a father whose daughter bought a pistol. So, we see the pool of willing candidates for those many positions get much, much smaller.

Then there is the question as to whether those folks who support the Second Amendment have the skills to run a successful election campaign in their given district or state-wide, depending on the office they seek. This is to be expected – pro-Second Amendment cases are easier to make in West Virginia than the suburbs of Los Angeles. The major issues touching on the Second Amendment in Baltimore are very different than those in Wyoming.

They also will need the proper support from volunteers, good campaign staff, and enough financial support to run a successful campaign for elected office. Now, all things being equal, the person with the better campaign and a decent pro-Second Amendment position tend to beat the person with a “pure” pro-Second Amendment position but who lacks the campaign skills to win elections. And even the best campaigners can say stupid stuff – and said stupid stuff need not even be about Second Amendment issues – that will kill their chances.

All of a sudden, that pool of Second Amendment candidates shrinks more and more. So, if there are no surprises, after a federal election, Second Amendment supporters are hoping for at least 218 pro-Second Amendment people in the House of Representatives and 60 in the Senate to go with a pro-Second Amendment president.

Why is that number for the Senate 60? Because when all is said and done, a majority is not enough, thanks to the filibuster. Any effort to roll back the current laws will face a filibuster from Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, and a number of other anti-Second Amendment extremists. We could nuke the legislative filibuster, but after seeing how Harry Reid’s decision to nuke the judicial nominations filibuster went – and how the legislative filibuster enabled us to kill a new federal semiauto ban after Sandy Hook – perhaps we should keep that and work to create a cultural and political landscape that gets us 60 pro-Second Amendment Senators.

Also, note the “no surprises” point. As Duane Liptak pointed out, we are at the mercy of events. Well, we’ve had a bunch in the last year and a half. Mass shootings in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland generated momentum for anti-Second Amendment extremists. A mass shooting can generate a large amount of media-driven momentum. Look at what 60 Minutes did the Sunday before the 2018 elections, and how many people it reached – almost 10 million people (versus NRA’s roughly six million).

That made the legislative fight one of damage control. Sometimes, the only win is to limit what the other side gets. That was the case in 1968, that was the case to an extent in 1993 (with the Brady Act), and that is the case with the bump stock ban and “red flag” laws in the current climate today. I wish that wasn’t the case, but that is the reality of the situation, and denial of that reality is going to do us no good.

I have been fighting for the Second Amendment in one form or another since I was arguing gun control in debates during my high school government class. In the quarter-century since those classroom debates, my experience from multiple vantage points indicates that Liptak’s characterization of the people working at NRA at every level is accurate. No honest Second Amendment supporter should ever doubt the commitment of anyone who has worked full-time for NRA to defending our freedoms.

In addition, any honest person reading my articles over the months will note that I have been more than willing to call out the NRA when I feel it needs to make changes – whether it’s hiring translators to spread pro-Second Amendment messages in an era of multi-lingual ballots, increasing and improving outreach in urban areas, improving cultural engagementmaking leadership changes over the failure to foresee and prepare for new threats, and on the need to address the full-spectrum fight over our Second Amendment rights.

But at the same time, I won’t hesitate to point out the need for strategic and tactical competence and a realistic look at the current political and cultural climate, which may warrant making incremental improvements instead of an “all or nothing” approach. I will point out the need to work to reshape the landscape, and to have plans for the times there are anti-Second Amendment elected officials. I also will say when I think some Second Amendment supporters are only helping Bloomberg, albeit unintentionally, rather than effectively defending our freedoms.

Look, the stakes in 2020 are very high. All Second Amendment supporters need to pull together, stop sniping at each other, and start going after those who would take our rights away. Fighting harder against each other is not the smart fight. Unless, of course, you think Andrew Cuomo’s abuses will stop once he’s debanked and killed the NRA.

 

Rob Reiner: Trump Personally Invited Putin to ‘Attack Our Democracy’ Again

H/T Breitbart.

The Meathead is trying to regain his fifteen more minutes of fame.

Has the Meathead said or done anything vaguely intelligent ever? 

Left-wing Hollywood filmmaker Rob Reiner is accusing President Donald Trump of “personally” inviting Russian president Vladimir Putin to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, suggesting it was an act of treason.

“In 2016, on national TV, Trump asked Russia to attack our Democracy,” Reiner wrote on Twitter Friday morning. “Today, on worldwide TV he personally gave Putin the ok to do it again. If I’m not mistaken, Treason is listed in our Constitution as a high crime. WTF!”

Rob Reiner

@robreiner

In 2016, on national TV, Trump asked Russia to attack our Democracy. Today, on worldwide TV he personally gave Putin the ok to do it again. If I’m not mistaken, Treason is listed in our Constitution as a high crime. WTF!

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Earlier Friday, President Trump joked with Putin about Russian meddling in U.S. election as the pair of world leaders met at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

The quip was prompted by a reporter who asked President Trump if he planned to warn Russia against involving itself in the next election.

“Yes, of course, I will,” Trump responded as he turned and pointed to the Russian delegation. “Don’t meddle in the election, President. Don’t meddle in the election.”

Putin did not reply to the question.

Their meeting was the first since special counsel Robert Mueller completed his investigation into now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Democrats on Capitol Hill, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), criticized President Trump’s quip, echoing remarks made by Reiner.
“President @realDonaldTrump is joking with Putin about interfering in our elections, but the joke is on us and Putin’s the only one laughing President Trump is basically giving Putin a green light to interfere in 2020,” Schumer tweeted.

Reiner’s latest tirade isn’t the first time he has accused Russia of attacking the U.S.

In July 2017, the All in the Family star claimed Russia “invaded” the U.S. following a meeting between President Trump and Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

“Russia has invaded US & continues to try to undermine our democracy,” he said at the time. “DT (Donald Trump) refuses to protect us. Don’t let a weak ignorant liar sell us out.”

Reiner, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken Trump critics, has repeatedly called for the president’s impeachment, citing the Mueller report’s findings and business activities prior to assuming office.

The director has previously called the president the “enemy of the people” and a “sick delusional criminal fuck.” In April, Reiner endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential run, predicting the frontrunner will “restore our souls and standing as leader of the free world.”