RIP “Grumpy Cat.”
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Congrats to our friends Don Turner and Randy Mackie of the Nevada Firearms Coalition on successfully killing a provision in AB291 that would have allowed local governments to institute gun-control measures that “pre-empt” state laws.
It’s a rare win for conservatives in this Democrat-controlled legislative session.
Unfortunately, the gun-grabbers ain’t done, as Don explained in an email this morning…
“Everytown for Gun Safety still hasn’t given up the fight and has forced legislators to amend ‘red flag’ laws to this bill. Red Flag laws allow confiscation of your firearms with almost no due process.”
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Speaking of guns, our friend and former Louisiana state legislator Elbert Guillory has a provocative 5-point plan to deal with gun violence in our schools’ gun-free zones…
- Eliminate the violence that we put into children through video games and music. (Yes, I know!)
- We need alternative schools for students who need special treatment for their conditions.
- We need trained, armed guards in schools.
- Anyone who goes into a school to kill and maim, if arrested, should be tried and executed within FOUR MONTHS!!
- Police and guards should be authorized to terminate with extreme prejudice, any active shooter in an American school. By imposing such strict consequences on school killers, other would be killers would understand and be deterred from their dastardly deeds!
I would add that we need to allow properly-trained teachers to carry concealed weapons on campus as “immediate responders” rather than “first responders” who all too often arrive after the damage has already been done.
“Feel-good guns laws will never stop these shooters and the financial reality makes hiring the dozens of cops needed to fully patrol a school a pipe dream,” writes Jon Caldera of the Indpenedence Institute. “The ONLY workable answer is to train willing school employees to protect our kids.”
Amen. But don’t hold your breath waiting for our Democrat-controlled Legislature to pass such common sense ideas.
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A Las Vegas Review-Journal letter writer, Sheila Morse, asks today:
“How can the leaders of Nevada sit back, see these headlines and continue to pour money into stadiums for more ball teams while doing nothing for the education of Nevada’s children.”
If ignorance is bliss, Ms. Morse must be ecstatic.
1.) Nevada has continuously dumped more and more money into education after more and more tax hikes for years. And our government-run public schools still stink on ice. “Mo’ Money” ain’t the answer.
2.) The stadium money is coming from room taxes on tourists in Clark County. That tax was specifically established to fund projects that promote tourism, the lifeblood of our economy. Projects like, duh…stadiums.
Why should out-of-state tourists pay for OUR schools?
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Speaking of schools, get a load of this excerpt from a Mother’s Day email, titled “Happy Mother’s Day to You Too – Cheapos and Deadbeats,” from a deranged Clark County teacher named Angie Sullivan that was sent to all state legislators…
“Nevada is cheap. That is why we do not fund our Vegas schools. Note: I specifically stated Vegas. Most parts of this state are funded and hence the reason Vegas has to fight for itself.
“Cheap folks like yourself do not help. Media attacking Vegas teachers who regressively taxed to run the schools – stinks. Cheap. You do not pay your bills. Deadbeats. You harm kids because you can. Folks who would not last one day in my job are not qualified to lecture me about Nevada education or the dysfunctional funding/distribution system. See you on the picket line. . . .
“My personal intention is to shut down the city. We will not pick a day convenient to the strip or anyone else to walk out. It will be a mess. And it will be painful.
Ah, how to win friends and influence people. And this wacko is teaching our kids! Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
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The liberal Washington Post ran a silly article on Friday lauding Nevada’s first-in-the-nation all-female legislature.
Not surprisingly, the article failed to note that most of the women won, not because they were women, but because they were Democrats running in Democrat-majority districts.
Or that the only reason there’s a female-majority is due to appointments to fill vacancies, not elections.
Or that this session has generally been comparatively quite unproductive to this point.
But, hey, why let facts get in the way of a liberal “fake news” story championing identity politics, right?
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Hilarie Grey is a Democrat running for Las Vegas City Council Ward 2 in the special election to be held on June 11.
She started out as a volunteer for the anti-business Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992, was the communications director for anti-business Dina Titus’gubernatorial campaign in 2006, and then served as communications director for anti-business Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008.
In addition, she’s been a career government employee, working for UNLV, McCarran Airport, the City of Las Vegas and Clark County at various times.
She’s running against two pro-business Republicans, Victoria Seaman and Valerie Weber – both former members of the Nevada Legislature and both business owners and entrepreneurs.
So naturally, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce endorsed Grey in Ward 2 race this week. Unbelievable.
And the Chamber wonders why so many business owners have quit their sell-out organization?
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A 40-year-old adult has been charged with 7 felony counts for “sex trafficking” an 11-year-old girl for the purpose of prostitution. Two points…
1.) Contrary to popular perception, the young girl’s trafficker wasn’t a man. It was a woman.
2.) The alleged trafficking occurred in Las Vegas, where legal brothels are banned.
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This week’s chuckle (original author unknown)…
A man was telling his buddy: “You won’t believe what happened last night. My daughter walked into the living room and said: ‘Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, forget my college tuition loan, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out the window, take my TV and my laptop. Please take any of my jewelry to the Salvation Army. Then sell my car, take my front door key away, and throw me out of the house. Then disown me and never talk to me again. And don’t forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to any charity you choose.’”
“Holy smokes,” replied the friend, “she actually said that?”
“Well, she didn’t put it quite like that. She actually said: ‘Dad, meet my new boyfriend Mohammed. We’re going to work together on Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign.’”
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Since laughter is the best medicine, here’s another…
A Democrat walks into a bar and asks what the popular drink is.
The bartender responds, “A Russian Collusion.”
The Democrat orders one.
The bartender gives him an empty glass.
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FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“The last half century-plus has been filled to overflowing with awful, one-sided, anti-US trade deals – cut with countries all the world over. Each new terrible deal – blew yet another hole in hull of the USS United States. We’ve been taking on more and more water – for fifty-plus years. Upon Trump’s arrival upon the political scene – we were basically driving aimlessly, dead in the water. We’d lost tens of millions of jobs – and wages had remained incessantly flatlined.” – Seton Motley of LessGovernment.org
“Donald Trump is the first President to recognize we are in a war with the Red Chinese, and the battlefield he has chosen is one that is favorable to us. We believe conservatives should support the President’s tariffs because they are among the cheapest and most effective weapons we have to win the war Red China has declared on us.” – George Rasley of ConservativeHQ.com