Stunt of the Day: Beto Visits Gun Show Right After Calling for Gun Confiscation

H/T Western Journal.

Robert Francis O’Rourke is a desperate man he wants to appear pro-gun when in reality he is anti-gun.

I’ll give it to Robert “Beto” O’Rourke: When it comes to getting attention for no good reason, he’s actually pretty darn good at it.

Beto supposedly “restarted” his campaign on Thursday. It would be a bit more accurate to say that after spending a solid part of the month feigning fulmination in his home town of El Paso, Texas — using the tragic events that happened there as a springboard to get some attention and brand the president, members of his party and pretty much anyone who votes for them as racists, all in the most disgusting way — he started campaigning outside of said town.

Thusly, he returned to the trail, having rebooted his campaign in a similarly loathsome way.

No longer was he the “unity” candidate, a bland liberal you could project your Kennedy-esque aspirations upon. Now he was Very, Very Angry.

Specifically, he was he was angry about guns. He was angry about Donald Trump. He was angry about “white nationalism,” whatever that means nowadays.

(Last I checked, Merriam-Webster defined it as “a group of militant whites who espouse white supremacy and advocate enforced racial segregation.” In 2019, I believe it just means “person who votes Republican.”)

And he was angriest about the synergy of this triumvirate of very evil things. That’s why he rebooted his campaign by proposing a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” a forced buyback for them, a voluntary buyback program for handguns, restrictions that would raise the age to buy most firearms to 21 and an amorphous proposal that would institute some sort of national gun safety training for owning a firearm.

All of this was announced in earnest on Friday. On Saturday, needing to keep that media momentum up, Beto attended a gun show.

The Hill reported Saturday that the former congressman attended the show in Arkansas “to talk with firearm owners and vendors about solutions to tackle gun violence.” Presumably with lots and lots of cameras present.

“At the show, Beto listened to voters — including many Republicans who voted for Trump in 2016 — about their thoughts on gun safety,” O’Rourke’s campaign said in a statement, according to The Hill.

“In order to make progress, Beto believes we have to meet people where they are, and not be afraid to have hard conversations with people who may not always agree.”

This is a guy who, last Sunday, said “I think it’s really hard” to see someone who decides to vote for Trump without being a racist. How hard was he listening to these Republicans? (Oh, and let’s not kid ourselves: The demographic of a gun show in Arkansas doesn’t just include “many Republicans.” It includes Republicans. Period.)

How hard was he listening to these gun owners? This is what he had to say on Friday, via a statement: “The terrorist attack on El Paso, fueled by the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump, was not only an attack on America, but an attack on the aspirational ideals of this nation

“Congress’ failure to act has resulted in a democracy that is unwilling to confront an epidemic of gun violence. It’s time for those in positions of public trust to stand up, tell the truth and offer bold solutions without fear of political ramifications so we can finally start making progress and saving lives.”

How hard are you listening to Americans who believe in and may want to exercise their Second Amendment rights when you say things like that?

But, wouldn’t you know it, they found exactly what they were looking for. Chris Evans, Beto’s communications director, tweeted this out:

Chris Evans@ChrisEvans_TX

A Trump voter and Republican is, “ok with a mandatory assault weapons buy back” https://twitter.com/JeffreyCook/status/1162783607670398980 

Jeffrey Cook

@JeffreyCook

Replying to @JeffreyCook

Larry Beaver, unpictured, a Trump voter and Republican who owns handguns and assault weapons, said it was “crazy” that @BetoORourke came to the gun show in Conway.

He’s ok with a mandatory assault weapons buy back, but doesn’t think it will solve the gun violence issue.

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And, as ABC News’ Jeffrey Cook noted, the guy also said he didn’t think it would solve the gun violence problem — he’d be right, mind you — but shh. They found one guy who’s OK with a mandatory gun buyback! Spread the word, everybody.

 

They also found a gun dealer who supported universal background checks, so that got tweeted out, too:

Chris Evans@ChrisEvans_TX

“he thinks his sales at the gun show should be subject to a background, which they are not here.” https://twitter.com/JeffreyCook/status/1162782016368271361 

Jeffrey Cook

@JeffreyCook

Replying to @JeffreyCook

Preston Linck, who is selling rifles and pistols at the gun show, told @ABCPolitics he’s doubtful @BetoORourke’s mandatory assault weapons buy back could work.

But he thinks his sales at the gun show should be subject to a background, which they are not here.

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Fifty bucks says Beto is at a gun range sometime this week, “listening to gun owners — many of whom are Republicans who voted for Trump 2016 — about their thoughts regarding gun safety.”

If you think I sound flippant about this, consider the flippancy with which O’Rourke has treated a national tragedy in the place of his birth.

No sooner had the shooting happened than Beto rushed to El Paso, not to help his community heal, but so he could do as many remote interviews from the location as possible and refashion his failing campaign as a holy jihad against “white nationalism” and gun rights.

Beto O’Rourke is essentially Sen. Chalmers from “Bullitt” with a skateboard and a closet full of blue button-down shirts. He’s a fundamentally unserious preener who’s managed to package himself as a man of depth and morals. Somehow, he’s managed to convince the media of this charade, too.

O’Rourke spent 30 minutes at a gun show the day after he told Americans he was going to take away their guns and said it showed he could “have hard conversations with people who may not always agree.” But when his campaign found two people who sorta agreed with him, up on Twitter they went.

Beto’s campaign has been resuscitated on an altar of human sorrow. America needs to be reminded of that every time he pulls a ghastly photo op like this. This is what opportunism looks like.

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WWII Glider Stands as a nod to Camp MacKall, NC

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HOFFMAN, N.C. (Tribune News Service)  — The Army’s Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations soldiers have been tried, tested and trained at Camp Mackall for decades.

But long before the first Green Beret was built amid the remote satellite installation several miles west of Fort Bragg, Camp Mackall was home to the nation’s parachute and glider training amid World War II.

The U.S. Army Special Warfare Center and School honored that history as it dedicated a replica of a Waco CG-4A glider that now welcomes visitors from Camp Mackall’s Ashemont Road entrance.

The glider — which is raised above an intersection that also features a flag pole, historical marker and welcome sign — was built to be a sturdier version of the original CG-4A gliders. The nose of the glider includes a metal frame salvaged from an actual glider that was found, crashed, in a nearby swamp in recent…

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Leaked Audio Reveals NYT Is Done With Russia Collusion, Will Now Link Trump to Racism

H/T Flag And Cross.

The New York Times is just flinging things at President Trump hoping to get something to stick.

First, it was Russian Collusion and now they are flinging racism.

The New York Times is not even fit to wrap week-old garbage.

Plan A failed, so they’ve gotta move on to something else equally silly.

Leaked audio from the executive editor of the New York Times was not meant to be made public.

Hence, “leaked.”

And yet, we live in a world where everythingfinds its way to the internet.

This may be yet a new low for the “failing New York Times,” as President Trump likes to call them.

From Washington Examiner:

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged racism.

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.”

Baquet made the remarks at an employee town hall Monday. A recording was leaked to Slate, which published a transcript Thursday.

The New York Times thinks “men at Fox News” continue to pick on AOC because she’s soooo good looking and they could never land her in high school.

Ummm…sounds a little sexist, doesn’t it?

Did the NYT just reduce AOC to an object? Hmmm.

LOOK:

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York

Opinion | Can We Please Relax About ‘Socialism’?

Only in America is the word freighted with so much perceived menace.

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when you’re so woke you explain a female politician by her sex appeal

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York

Opinion | Can We Please Relax About ‘Socialism’?

Only in America is the word freighted with so much perceived menace.

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prop op@ProperOpinion

when you’re so woke you explain a female politician by her sex appeal

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AOC is the perfect person to cover for Republicans. She constantly makes a fool of herself while Democrats have had no choice but to back everything she’s said and done because she’s become so powerful. In many ways, AOC is becoming the new face of their party. It’s amazing.

Caleb Hull

@CalebJHull

AOC is the perfect person to cover for Republicans. She constantly makes a fool of herself while Democrats have had no choice but to back everything she’s said and done because she’s become so powerful. In many ways, AOC is becoming the new face of their party. It’s amazing. https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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This is quite sexist, actually. @AOC has a mind and ideas that men can have a problem with. You just “mostly” reduced her to an object. You NYT Opinion folks are really on a hateful roll lately, eh?

Brandon Darby

@brandondarby

This is quite sexist, actually. @AOC has a mind and ideas that men can have a problem with. You just “mostly” reduced her to an object. You NYT Opinion folks are really on a hateful roll lately, eh? https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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Conservatives: The Green New Deal’s socialist policies would be economic suicide.

New Yorkers: You cost us tens of thousands of jobs.

Nancy Pelosi: You are a small fringe in the party. Democrats reject socialism.

NYT Opion: yOu HaVe A sUcH a cRuSh ????

Lauren Chen

@TheLaurenChen

Conservatives: The Green New Deal’s socialist policies would be economic suicide.

New Yorkers: You cost us tens of thousands of jobs.

Nancy Pelosi: You are a small fringe in the party. Democrats reject socialism.

NYT Opion: yOu HaVe A sUcH a cRuSh 🤪 https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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NYT doing their best to boost AOC’s self-confidence. They’ve become TEEN VOGUE.

(((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio

@jasonrantz

NYT doing their best to boost AOC’s self-confidence. They’ve become TEEN VOGUE. https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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There’s something off about the way a lot of progressive dudes talk about AOC and I can’t put my finger on it but it looks like this:

Peter J. Hasson

@peterjhasson

There’s something off about the way a lot of progressive dudes talk about AOC and I can’t put my finger on it but it looks like this: https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/1122477044829495296 

New York Times Opinion

@nytopinion

The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://nyti.ms/2GHx2Ax 

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Justice Clarance Thomas Is Right On The Topic of Abortion

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Comment by Jim Campbell

August, 17, 2019

Justice Thomas is correct when he suggests that the topic of abortion will find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court under the topic of Eugenics

It’s stupefying that those on the left are as adamant about abortion as they are about killing the Second Amendment.

Why would the fools on the left want to kill off their future voters.

They have reached the point of killing fetuses that were born alive as viable babies and just let them die.

Equally important why aren’t those who murder viable babies tried for murder?

I’m pro-choice in that I’ve seen the ravages of illegal abortions done with coat hangers back in the early 70’s.

Women would die from sepsis as the result of choosing such methods.

Sanger’s stated mission was to empower women to make their own reproductive choices.

She chose minority co, because that…

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79th U.S. Airborne Birthday

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16 August,  National Airborne Day

The history of United States Airborne Forces did not begin on the training fields of Fort Benning, Georgia, as some believe. In fact, the origin of Airborne Forces in the U.S. military began with a familiar name to American military history, Brigadier General William L. “Billy” Mitchel (1879-1936).

As well as being considered the spiritual father of the United States Air Force, which he advocated for fiercely during his tenure in the military, BG Mitchell was the first to imagine airborne tactics and sought the creation of U.S. Airborne Forces.

BGeneral Billy Mitchell, the father of the U.S. Airborne


It is not recorded exactly when he organized a demonstration of Airborne Infantry for U.S., Russian and German observers. However, according to records
 at Ft. Benning, Georgia, it is confirmed that BG Mitchell held the demonstration “shortly after World War I” at Kelly Field, in San…

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BREAKING: The Medical Examiner’s Official Cause Of Epstein’s Death Has Been Released

H/T Clash Daily.

Personally, I think the medical examiner’s statement will only fuel more rumors about how Epstein actually died.

Personally, I think he was murdered.

Will this be enough to finally put the questions to rest? Or will it only prompt more?

With the media circus that’s surrounded it, it’s hard to believe that it’s been less than a week since Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell.

Every time we turned around, another data point took us in stranger and stranger directions.

The gulf between the explanation of bureaucratic incompetence, ineptitude, corner-cutting and cover-up and the suspicious death of a wealthy and powerful man who allegedly had dirt on very powerful people and was said by his own lawyers to have been attacked by his cellmate on the recent neck injury that had been reported as a suicide attempt keeps getting wider.

As one twitter user summed up so succinctly:

Tim Pool

@Timcast

Taken off suicide watch
Cellmate transferred
Irregular “guard” on duty
Both fall asleep and dont check on Epstein
Shrieking is heard from cell
Broken bones found in neck more common in strangulation

Occam’s razor has shifted pretty far towards murder I’d say https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1161849500257964032 

Yashar Ali 🐘

@yashar

NEW: Jeffrey Epstein sustained breaks in his neck bones deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, but they are more common in victims of strangulationhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/autopsy-finds-broken-bones-in-jeffrey-epsteins-neck-deepening-questions-around-his-death/2019/08/14/d09ac934-bdd9-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html 

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Now that we’ve had a week of drama, what is the OFFICIAL STORY?

The Medical Examiner’s official report indicates that he committed suicide, hanging himself in his cell.

The Associated Press

@AP

BREAKING: Medical examiner rules Jeffrey Epstein’s death a suicide, says he hanged himself in his jail cell

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Does that explanation satisfy you, or does this still not add up?

How Chocolate Helped To Win The War

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Seventy-five years ago, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion.  And while we all know that day served as a huge turning point for the Allied cause, you probably haven’t thought much about what those soldiers carried with them to eat during and after the invasion.

Food had to be lightweight, nutritious and very high in energy; after all, these men were about to invade Nazi-occupied land.  As it so happens, the one substance that could fulfill all those requirements was a very unlikely it — a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

D ration chocolate bar

The Hershey Chocolate company was approached back in 1937 about creating a specially designed bar just for U.S. Army emergency rations.  According to Hershey’s chief chemist, Sam Hinkle, the U.S. government had just four requests about their new chocolate bars: (1) they had to weigh 4 ounces; (2)…

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