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Why I’m ready to buy a gun
Philly.com, by Christine Flowers

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/12/2019 9:54:20 AM

I might buy a gun. I’d need a permit. And lessons on how to shoot, a place to keep it safe, and a way to overcome the fear that I’d shoot myself. I’m not a natural gun owner. I’m more likely to be holding a knitting needle than a Glock — but recent events have made me rethink my natural aversion to weapons, an aversion that has nothing to do with philosophical opposition (Snip)But it’s time to take my life into my own hands, forget about all of the anti-gun rhetoric that I hear bandied about by those

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The catalyst: The election of apparently liberal defense attorney Larry Klasner to be District Attorney. It seems that Klasner has more affinity for the accused than for the victim.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 1/12/2019 10:00:02 AM     (No. 11890597)

Start with a Mossberg Persuader, or something of that nature.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribald1, 1/12/2019 10:08:27 AM     (No. 11890603)

I applaud her decision to accept reality.
The problem, however, is not a creation of government. It is a creation of men who turn away from Jesus and refuse to go about armed as is their obligation. It is a creation of men who are too lazy or timid to assert their place as society´s defenders.
The rise of the Beta male has stripped this woman of any expectation of security.
Women bear some responsibility, for not publicly shaming the Beta males for their sloth and cowardice at every opportunity.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 1/12/2019 10:08:56 AM     (No. 11890604)

Absolutely in agreement with previous poster. My feeling is that a handgun is too difficult for a neophyte to use effectively and accurately. Pointing a shotgun is much more instinctive, and you don´t have to be a marksman to hit your target. Moreover, a big 12-bore pointing at a perp has an awful lot of persuasive power that can save the user from actually having to fire off a round.

However, I´d probably have suggested a semiauto, rather than a pump action. Pumps are slower, and in my experience, more prone to jams.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hpmatt, 1/12/2019 10:09:49 AM     (No. 11890606)

That pic of a James Bond PPK is sexy but ancient, not the brick of a Glock you mention. Try the newer 9mm Walther PPQ - 15 round magazine - you´ll need it if you want a Geno´s and Pat´s after sunset....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: susieq1, 1/12/2019 10:24:43 AM     (No. 11890634)

Note the ones talking against the citizen having a gun, have guards with guns......so brave.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jacksin5, 1/12/2019 10:32:19 AM     (No. 11890650)

The hardest thing to teach is that a firearm is not tool of intimidation, it is a tool to inflict grave bodily harm or death.

Given that reasoning, one draws, aims and fires a gun in pretty much one motion. Trying to scare off someone with a gun will get you hurt, or worse.

Repetitive training and understanding of when and where to use deadly force is essential to gun ownership,

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/12/2019 10:32:23 AM     (No. 11890651)

Re #3, great idea but tough to tote in a handbag...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/12/2019 10:37:59 AM     (No. 11890664)

I would imagine it is pretty hard to legally carry in Philadelphia. Just try getting a CCP if you are not very well connected. My Alabama CCP isn´t any good in most blue states.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rolfnader, 1/12/2019 10:47:26 AM     (No. 11890678)

Your correct, #3 but there´s a lot to be said about that unmistakeable ´clackity CLACK´ of introducing a 00 buck into the breech of ´ol Mossy´on the other side of the door.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 1/12/2019 11:01:23 AM     (No. 11890699)

Good luck to the young lady. Waking up to the real world. She definitely needs to get a good instructor, and decide when she needs to be armed - at home or all the time?

Frankly, a gun is a piece of safety equipment, not too different than a fire extinguisher or a seat belt. If it is not with you, ready for immediate access, when needed, you will likely never need it again. You wear your seatbelt all the time because it is impossible to know when you will need it, and you will not have time to put it on just before a crash. Same with a gun.

There are two competing needs to be balanced. The need for a powerful, easy to shoot weapon, which would mitigate for a long gun, a carbine or rifle, easy to shoot and powerful. But, the need to comfortably carry it with you everywhere you go mitigates for a tiny, light handgun - but they are harder to shoot well, have far less power. Ultimately, for daily carry, a small handgun that you shoot well is the most likely answer. Finding a way to carry it comfortably is the key, different for each person.

And at indoor defensive distances, 10-30 ft, a shotgun will only spread 1 to 2", forget the movie BS of not needing to aim. You only get a 30" pattern at 100-120 feet from the gun.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 1/12/2019 11:04:21 AM     (No. 11890704)

A hat tip to #7 for pointing out the error of my thinking, which was limited to defense against home invasion. Yes, absolutely, full-sized shotguns do have serious portability issues. However, what about those revolvers that are chambered in .410 shotshell/.45 ACP caliber, described here:
https://gunsgunsguns.net/handgun-roundup-the-410-shotshell-revolvers/

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mushroom, 1/12/2019 11:12:32 AM     (No. 11890719)

#11 they have an awful lot of kick. I have come to the realization that I am no longer confident throwing .45 rocks because of the recoil. I am dropping down to a 9mm.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter, 1/12/2019 11:14:08 AM     (No. 11890729)

Get a Sig Sauer .380. 1 in the pipe and 7 more in the chamber. Very tiny gun. Does snap but one can get use to that!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter, 1/12/2019 11:15:08 AM     (No. 11890733)

7 in the clip! GAWD! I sound like Chuck Schumer!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JunkYardDog, 1/12/2019 11:30:10 AM     (No. 11890767)

12 gauge shotgun. You don´t even need to aim.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/12/2019 11:42:22 AM     (No. 11890783)

A 12 gauge won´t do her any good commuting to the office when it´s at home next to the door.
A small 9 or 380 in the purse is the way to go.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/12/2019 11:48:31 AM     (No. 11890796)

I am pro second amendment, I have never owned a gun. I think it´s time to buy one now.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Max Bear, 1/12/2019 12:00:23 PM     (No. 11890826)

I am distressed to be reading that ´marksmanship´ is not required with a shotgun, or that you don´t need to aim. Dangerous fallacies. The reality is that if you acquire a firearm for any reason you MUST take professional training that should include safe handling and storage, marksmanship, strategies and tactics, etc. Untrained people are dangerous. Owning a gun is a responsibility people.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/12/2019 12:02:04 PM     (No. 11890831)

Not long ago I was able to shoot out the small p on a Pepsi can at a fair distance. With a handgun. Is that good enough?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dst4life, 1/12/2019 12:03:07 PM     (No. 11890832)

I remember talking to one of my drill sergeants about my lack of training in weaponry. He said that was good because I would not need to un-learn any bad habits or bad skills. I am grateful for my military training, because I learned that I must shoot to kill and not merely to maim. If you do the latter, you will find yourself in a lot of trouble, because the perp will attempt to turn themselves into the victim.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/12/2019 12:03:22 PM     (No. 11890833)

PS. I called that small p. It wasn’t just happenstance. And I was able to do it repeatedly. Back to my question: Good enough?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Max Bear, 1/12/2019 12:17:00 PM     (No. 11890853)

Sure-if you are attacked by a Pepsi can. Have you received similar training on all the other aspects too?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/12/2019 12:20:17 PM     (No. 11890858)

The author of this article finally woke up. Good for her. However, when she goes to buy a gun and tries to get a carry permit, she’ll encounter myriad legal roadblocks put there by politicians that she probably voted for.

I hope she repents and changes her ways.

By tge way, #4, the gun in the picture isn’t a Walther - it’s a Makarov

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 1/12/2019 12:52:21 PM     (No. 11890897)

I cannot believe I´m hearing the usual ignorant claptrap about "Get a shotgun- you won´t even have to aim". The only thing worse is "Rack the slide and scare him away." Who are these people? Joe Biden??

What´s the longest sight line in your home? 30 feet? (What do you mean you don´t know? Why the heck not??) At that distance thee pattern from a shotgun (and probably an 18" barrel at that) is about 3". Not only CAN you miss, come to the range with me. I got $20 bucks that says you WILL.

That aside, unless you can PROVE in court that the situation DEMANDED the use of deadly force, the first question you´ll be asked is "Then why DIDN´T you try to stop the threat. Apparently the situation did NOT require deadly force. Let me introduce you to your new cellmate."

Even if you don´t go away, you´ll have no job, $100,000 in legal bills, and a family on the street.

If you are going to believe all the crap you´ve seen in the movies, my Keyboard Commando friend, you have no business owning a firearm. You don´t understand it let alone how to responsibly use it. You are NO better than Nancy Pelosi and you know just about as much as she does about firearms.

By the way a .380 is cute. And its a nice thing to have if you can´t have a gun.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/12/2019 1:29:06 PM     (No. 11890946)

I don´t recognize the country where I grew up any more. Coarseness, vulgarity and mob-rule everywhere. I, too, have never owned a gun and have given a lot of thought to buying one.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: hershey, 1/12/2019 1:58:52 PM     (No. 11890975)

Buy a good gun in 9mm or larger, get training that you need to use it AND carry it safely, , get a CCW, then get yourself some insurance...USCCA or other...just in case...

And the first thing you say is, ´Officer I will be happy to talk to you but FIRST, I need to talk to my lawyer´....

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/12/2019 2:14:44 PM     (No. 11890982)

Depending on the physical size of the gun you want to carry, a 5 or 6 round revolver is the easiest, quickest, most reliable choice. No need to chamber a round. No safety to deal with. All you have to do is point and pull the trigger. A second or two might mean your life.

You don´t need a magazine full of 15 rounds, unless you are a soldier, or maybe some law enforcement type. If you haven´t settled the matter with 5 or 6 shots you are either dead, overcome, or safely escaped.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Videodrone, 1/12/2019 2:20:20 PM     (No. 11890984)

#6 gets it right, when you present, aim and fire follow (double tap to center of mass one to the sensory organ cluster if still standing) - check the target, assess the situation and if clear re-holster.

And I agree with #24 about .380 - Cute, but I´d rather have a .22WMR derringer if I couldn´t have my Kimber

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dvc, 1/12/2019 3:42:00 PM     (No. 11891054)

#7, off body carry (purse or day planner, etc) is a frought, worrisome method. Purses and such get snatched, or are laid down and accessed by children or other fools. Also, likely to be "just a few steps away" when it is urgently needed. Many situations where it is an excellent choice, like walking to a car, can have hand in the purse, on the gun, but more situations where it is dangerous to the untrained and not available when needed.

Think carefully about off body carry. I have taught this for years, and I find it a very questionable ´solution´. Many women either have no pockets or will not carry anything in them, and often wear no belts, obviating many holster solutions.

Consider this: I know a woman that uses this every day, for many years, has NEVER had any comment about it at all. It is a bit larger than a phone case but nobody gives it even a glance.

https://www.sneakypeteholsters.com/ruger-lcp-ii-concealed-carry-holster/

A few good choices.
https://www.keltecweapons.com/pistols/p-3at/
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-bodyguard-380
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-442

And applause to #24. Shotguns DO NOT work like in the movies at indoor distances, and NEVER, EVER fire a "warning shot", you will be jailed in almost all jurisdictions for assault with a deadly weapon. If has not gotten to where you are shooting to stop a person, to save your life, you have no legal right whatsoever to ever fire a gun except on a range. Movies and Joe Biden are best entirely ignored, they are totally wrong.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dvc, 1/12/2019 3:44:06 PM     (No. 11891058)

Not even close to true, #15. You must have learned about shotguns from the movies. And cars almost never explode into flame in a crash, either. But all of them do in the movies. Movies are BS.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dvc, 1/12/2019 3:50:19 PM     (No. 11891066)

Shotgun facts.

https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-20-buckshot-patterns/

By 60 ft range (everyone has a 60 ft bedroom, or living room, right?) buckshot will spread about 10". At realistic bedroom and living room ranges, 12 ft, the biggest spread was 4", most were about 2", definitely requiring exactly as much aiming as a rifle or handgun.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: red1066, 1/12/2019 4:12:45 PM     (No. 11891091)

I´m just like her. The only reason I´ve never bought a gun, was because I´m intimidated by the whole process. I know nothing about guns, and the thought of going into a gun shop knowing nothing scares me. I´ve read quite a bit about different guns, and watched dozens of You tube videos about buying your first gun, but the impression I get from the guys behind the counter, is that they´ll just laugh in your face and insult you if you ask a question they find stupid.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/12/2019 4:57:06 PM     (No. 11891132)

#32, assumptions are often wrong. IF a gun store has the attitude you are talking about, find another. There are many, many, stores that would be happy to answer your questions and find a weapon suited to your needs. Most gun owners I know are more than happy to have a reasoned discussion with someone who has questions and would like to learn more about the reality of owning and using a firearm.

You have to overcome a lot of TV ´education´ about guns and gun owners. Yes, there are macho jerks, but they are in every field. YOU owe yourself and your family the effort to learn how to defend yourself and them. A modern firearm is the most effective way to do that.

Several posters had to mention their disdain for a mouse gun like the .380. It depends on a couple of things. In the kind of distances where you might need to defend yourself a current hollowpoint .380 is very effective. Maybe the biggest advantage of the .380 handguns is the much higher likelihood you will actually CARRY the gun. Combine the conceal-ability with a Crimson Trace laser and you have a gun that will be with you, that can be fired from your weak hand without needing to sight in dim light. At night pulling a handgun might not make anyone change their plans if they can´t see it or think you don´t mean it, but a dancing red or green dot sort of ups the game. Just my opinion. I love a P-90 .45, but a KelTec .380 with laser fits in any pocket.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Videodrone, 1/12/2019 5:00:07 PM     (No. 11891136)

#27 - it is all situational

I agree wheel guns are the simplest "point and click" interface (for years my carry was a Ruger .357 single action) if that is your carry you must practice ejecting the spent brass and reloading until it is muscle memory.

when traveling through "Indian Country" these days it´s 7+1 and two more 7 round mags of 185Gr HP .45 in reach

I´d much rather be the one having to explain why there is a dead body than be said...


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Reply 35 - Posted by: DaddyO, 1/12/2019 6:20:23 PM     (No. 11891186)

Pennsylvania has some pretty good carry laws (not like NY and MD). You do not need to try to prove you need a gun to get a permit and anyone with a clean record should be able to attain a permit.

If you´re a novice, try a revolver. S&W makes some pretty light ones, easy to carry.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/12/2019 7:44:16 PM     (No. 11891272)

Ultimately, when shopping for a gun, you have to go by which one works best for you. Go to a range, rent several guns, get an instructor to guide you, and find the model which you can handle best and with which you shoot the best.

I’m a 66 year old woman who has had surgery on both hands for degenerative arthritis. I used to have a 9mm Glock subcompact but now I have a Ruger SR22 because I can’t handle anything larger or more deadly. I know that it probably won’t kill anyone trying to assault me, but it will certainly slow him down and possibly stop the attack. That’s good enough for me.

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on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Cancer NOW
Says She Contracted Pneumonia–Is Fighting
for Her Life

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 2:27:39 PM     Post Reply
In September The Santa Monica Observor reported that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had developed cancer. Snopes labeled the report as fake news. Snopes was wrong. The Santa Monica Observer was the only paper to report of lung cancer at the time. Now The Santa Monica Observer says Ruth Bader Ginsburg has pneumonia and is fighting for her life. And… That Ginsburg will retire in January. The Santa Monica Observer reported: As any reader of the Santa Monica Observer knew last September, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed lung cancer. The 85 year old Supreme Court Justice had surgery as quietly

University of Georgia TA:
´Some white people may have
to die´ for blacks to advance

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 1/18/2019 1:47:20 PM     Post Reply
A University of Georgia teaching assistant who routinely attacks the concept of “whiteness” on social media took it a step further Wednesday when he declared that “some white people may have to die” in order for black people to advance. “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom,” UGA philosophy TA and Ph.D. student Irami Osei-Frimpong wrote in a now-deleted comment on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page, Campus Reform reported. Mr. Osei-Frimpong doubled down on the comment Friday morning on his own Facebook page

Must See: Democrat Lawmakers Suffer Meltdown
After President Trump Grounds Pelosi’s Flight
to Belgium (Video)

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 9:06:54 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime. According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House. (Photo) Pelosi’s bus was

Video: Stranded Bus with Pelosi and
Democrat Lawmakers Drives Circles
Around US Capitol

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 7:56:27 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi’s flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime. According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House. (Photo) The Bus Is

Pelosi Confronted! Stutters Through Response
to Reporters!–Repeats Crackpot Claim That
Trump Endangered Her Life (Video)

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Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/18/2019 2:13:11 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looked defeated Friday afternoon when reporters confronted her over her outrageous claims Trump endangered her life by cancelling her military flight then allegedly leaked her commercial travel plans. Earlier Friday morning, Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill accused President Trump of endangering Pelosi’s life by leaking her commercial travel plans. Nancy Pelosi doubled down on those claims when confronted by reporters. “We had the prerogative to travel commercially, and we made plans to do that, until the administration then leaked that we were traveling commercially,” Pelosi told a gaggle of reporters. Watch Pelosi struggle through her wild

Gillette stands by #MeToo
ad amid controversy

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Boston Herald, by Jonathan Ng and Sean Philip Cotter    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/17/2019 11:52:11 PM     Post Reply
Gillette is doubling down on a controversial new campaign that appears aimed at taking on so-called toxic masculinity — but has created a social media firestorm. The two-minute video from Boston-based razor brand Gillette urges men to act against sexual harassment, misogyny and bullying, asking: “Is this the best a man can get?” While fans are applauding the move, critics say it assumes men need to be steered away from negative tendencies. The ad starts off with audio of news about the #MeToo movement, saying, “We can’t hide from it. It has been going on far too long. We

Chris Matthews: Trump’s Letter to Pelosi
Made Democrats ‘Look Like Fools’ (Video)

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Gateway Pundit, by Cassandra Fairbanks    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/18/2019 10:54:12 AM     Post Reply
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews joined the chorus of pundits losing their minds over President Donald Trump cancelling Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Afghanistan — but admitted that the president made the Democrats “look like fools.” President Trump had hilariously cancelled the trip as the Democrats were in a bus on their way to the flight. (Photo) “Let’s talk about the cheap shot part of it. They were in the bus heading to Joint Base Edward — Andrews. He made them look like fools sitting in the capitol at the driveway basically trying to figure out what’s coming next. He caught them in

Barack Obama wishes Michelle a happy
birthday: ´You’re one of a kind´

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The Hill, by Avery Anapol    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/17/2019 2:43:47 PM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama wished his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, a happy birthday on Thursday. Posting a throwback photo of the two as a young couple, the former president wrote on Instagram: “I knew it way back then and I’m absolutely convinced of it today — you’re one of a kind.” (Photo) Michelle Obama, who turned 55 on Thursday, also received online birthday wishes from former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, who called her “an extraordinary role model for us all.” (Tweet)

Criminality Of Deep State
Investigation Of Trump Confirmed —
Has U.S. Become A Banana Republic?

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 1/18/2019 9:13:22 AM     Post Reply
Deep State: We´ve been saying for some time now that the entire investigation of Donald Trump for "colluding" with the Russians smelled like Deep State sabotage. Now, former associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr has confirmed that´s true. If so, these are criminal acts. The only question is, what do we do now? Both the Justice Department and FBI have maintained they didn´t really know that Trump Dossier compiler Christopher Steele had any bias at all against Trump. And, even when they got their hands on Steele´s unverified dossier on Trump, they claim they didn´t know that S

Trump Puts Schumer and Pelosi
in a Brilliant Vise Grip

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American Thinker, by Jim Davis    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/19/2019 5:21:38 AM     Post Reply
The federal government shutdown has presented a unique opportunity for President Donald Trump to clear out the deadwood in the federal bureaucracy, saving U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars in salaries, perks, and rented office space for people who aren´t doing anything productive. At the same time, Trump can get rid of dozens, possibly even hundreds of Deep State operatives in the government, handpicked by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for their loyalty to the Democratic Party, not their country or the law. These people leak like a screen door in a submarine, mainly to CNN and MSNBC, the twin headquarters

Shock Poll: Trump Gains 19 Points with
Latino Voters During Border Wall Shutdown

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Mediaite, by Caleb Howe    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/18/2019 4:58:54 AM     Post Reply
In the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday, President Donald Trump may have suffered some among Republicans overall, but he saw a huge point gain in a different demographic breakdown, and an unexpected one by conventional wisdom. In early December, the poll had Trump’s approval rating among Latino adults at 31%. The results from the poll released Thursday show the president’s job approval among Latino adults at 50%. That is an astonishing 19 point swing. Prior results had less variance, with Latino approval numbers at 36% in their November 1st findings. It was 27% in the pollster’s mid-October survey.


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