Media, Politics

Fail: Hillary Claims Over 230 Shootings in 6 Years

Hillary is peddling a bold-faced lie. Yes, yes, we know that’s nothing new.

This headline is really more for our readers’ entertainment value because some lies are so blatantly untrue, one must suspend reality to ponder how Hillary thinks people will believe it.

But this is America.

Most folks will believe just about anything.

Enter Hillary’s anti-gun hysteria in which she tweeted after the Florida shooting that there have been at least 230 shootings since 2012.

She went on to detail that that amounts to 5 shootings per month.

It’s the same misleading statistics we saw from the Washington Post.

Factcheck: there have been 25 fatal shootings since Columbine…nearly 20 years ago.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

Hillary Clinton tweeted out a misleading statistic in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting this week in Florida.

Clinton tweeted a claim that there have been “over 230” school shootings since the Sandy Hook shooting, which occurred in 2012. The statistic comes from the gun control group Everytown.

The statistic is misleading because it lumps in the discharge of all firearms in or around a school in that time period. The accidental discharge of legal firearms, shootings where no one was injured or present at the school and suicides all are included in the statistic. There have been 25 fatal school shootings since Columbine.

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Elections, Politics

Joe Biden Moving Pieces Into Place for 2020

Joe Biden is done being coy about his presidential ambitions.

This week he officially opened the office for his Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, just down the road from the US Capitol.

And it’s admittedly a front for his not-so-clandestine campaign headquarters.

According to anonymous advisers, five key officials were invited to a meeting at the office to discuss Biden’s plans for 2020.

In which Biden made it clear that he’s making serious moves to be positioned for a run against President Trump.

The big issue is his age. At 78, he’d be the oldest president ever elected…by far.

That might be why advisers discussed a promise to serve only one term then hand the ball over to his VP.

We’ll see.

Here’s more from Yahoo…

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. He insisted he had made no decision, and didn’t need to yet, according to five people who either attended the meeting or were briefed on it by those who did.

Biden also expressed interest in bringing those in the room onto his team if he decides to launch a campaign. At the same time, he gave them an out: There would be no hard feelings if they decided they were content in their current roles outside of government, said the people, who demanded anonymity to discuss a private meeting.

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Big govt, States

Three Classmates Alerted Authorities on Nikolas Cruz

Clearly all of this ‘see something, say something’ nonsense is just that…at least that’s the case in Florida.

One might think the multiple shootings over the last decade or so might have given reason for authorities at all levels to take threats of violence a little more seriously.

Not so apparently.

Whether the Miami office of the FBI or the Broward County Sheriff’s office, multiple reports from observers and classmates were completely ignored.

Had they responded, 17 people would be alive today.

This isn’t a problem of guns; it’s a problem of law enforcement. Period.

Gun laws are worthless if no one is willing to enforce them. Cruz violated laws as an adult and remained free.

That’s a crime.

Here’s more from Redstate…

These were more of the signs that were overlooked, or just ignored.

Maybe it’s because this is what teenagers do. Maybe this part seemed almost “normal,” but 3 former classmates of Nikolas Cruz are telling of their experiences with the Parkland high school shooter.

The three students, Dana Craig, 16; her boyfriend, Matthew Rosario, 16, and Enea Sabadini, 17 say that there was trouble with Cruz, after Sabadini began dating his ex-girlfriend.

Sabadini and Cruz got into a fight, and that may have been one factor that led to Cruz being expelled in 2017 from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Another report is that he showed up at the school with a weapon or ammunition in his backpack.

Either way, he was flagged as a threat.

“Im going to watch ypu bleed,” read an Instagram message sent under Cruz’s name to Enea in 2017, when students said Cruz was no longer at the school. “I am going to shoot you dead.” Another message said Enea “stole my ex.”

The FBI’s reaction to reported concerns about Cruz was botched.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office received around 20 calls and nothing came of it.

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Politics, States

Breaking: AG Sessions Orders Investigation of the FBI

Better late than never, we suppose.

Recall Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in the early days of the new administration as the investigation into Russia collusion got underway.

Since then he’s missed a plenitude of opportunities to call for an investigation of the FBI.

So now he’s finally coming out of his shell.

Director Chris Wray admitted in a public letter that protocols were not followed in responding to the tip on Nikolas Cruz, thus he was allowed to plan and execute his heinous attack.

Sessions responded this weekend by calling for an official investigation into the bureau.

Heads are almost certain to roll.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Friday afternoon, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign over the way the FBI totally screwed the pooch in their handling of a report that the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, might have been dangerous.

The FBI has admitted it failed to follow its own procedures…and the FBI admitting anything is a fairly seismic event.

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Elections, Politics

2018: Nancy Pelosi Hell Bent on Helping Republicans

Remember Nancy Pelosi’s ill-fated ‘crumbs’ remark in criticism of the GOP tax cut bill?

Clearly she and her fellow ‘champions of the people’ are so tone-deaf they don’t understand that a thousand or two bucks is a big deal for the average American, especially when it comes in one lump sum as a bonus.

And that’s what has happened for millions of Americans so far.

This might explain why a new poll now shows a Republican advantage in the generic ballot going into the November election.

But that’s not stopping Pelosi from doubling down on her comment. Just this week she reiterated the word to describe the tax bill which a vast majority of Americans support.

As Trump suggested, Pelosi is the gift to the GOP that keeps on giving.

Here’s more from Redstate…

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems oddly determined to assist the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) with their efforts to re-elect House Republicans, doubling down on her comments that the bonuses companies have been paying their employees after the GOP tax cut bill are just “crumbs.”

As we reported earlier, at least 355 companies across the country have announced they will give their employees pay raises, bonuses, increased contributions to 401(k) plans, improved health insurance and other benefits. Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have been scrambling to find a way to minimize this news as the 2018 midterms approach.

Despite the ridicule Pelosi’s “crumbs” comment got — one Indiana Republican Congressman even named his bill to make these bonuses tax-free the “CRUMBS Act” to mock her — Pelosi did not hesitate to embrace the word again during a press conference yesterday.

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Big govt, States

Fail: FBI Admits It Mishandled Tip On Florida Shooter

The FBI is not on the top of the ‘Most Popular Federal Agencies’ list these days.

And after the shooting in Florida this week, the FBI is under the microscope once again.

Director Chris Wray admitted culpability and apologized in a public letter after it was revealed the FBI had been given a tip that Nikolas Cruz was a potential shooter.

But the FBI did precisely nothing with that tip, and now 17 innocent people are dead.

Wray’s apology wasn’t enough for Florida Gov. Rick Scott who has very publicly called for Wray’s resignation.

What’s more, Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a congressional investigation of the FBI (because one can never have too many investigations of the FBI).

So far, 2018 isn’t shaping up to be a banner year for the bureau.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

The FBI failed to follow proper protocols after a person close to Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz called the FBI tipline to warn that Cruz had a “desire to kill people” and could carry out a school shooting, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

The agency failed to act on the tip, which came a little over a month before Cruz killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida high school this week.

“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly,” said FBI Director Chris Wray.

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Politics

Fake News Bust: WaPo Falsely Reports 18 Shootings

In the wake of the tragic events in Parkland, Florida, leftmedia journo-goons are pouring gasoline on the fire of anti-gun rhetoric.

Enter Washington Post’s headline from yesterday which claims that the shooting on Wednesday is the 18th so far in 2018…in just two months.

If that sounds a little fishy, it should…it’s entirely false.

The Post’s story relies on statistics from the anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety, whose bogus stats inflate the number wildly.

For instance, their count of school shootings includes any illegal use of a firearm in the vicinity of a school, including suicides, accidental shots fired, etc.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

If you’ve been online in the last 24-hours you’ve probably heard this factoid about the number of school shootings that have (supposedly) taken place so far this year:

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Media, States

Media Fall Hard for Bogus White Supremacist Story

The anti-gun leftist media naturally clamors after any gun-related tragedy to weave a story of right-wing conspiracy and Republican collusion.

The tragedy in Parkland is no exception as stories of Nikolas Cruz’s membership in a white supremacist militia were blasted all over the web within hours.

The problem is the story couldn’t be further from the truth. Leader of the Republic of Florida militia Jordan Jereb gushed falsely to the media that Cruz was a skilled shooter and was very involved with the group’s training operations.

And the media took it hook, line and sinker. But then law enforcement official quickly poured water on the story revealing that an investigation ‘did not yield any connections.’

Telling.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

A self-aggrandizing leader of a white supremacist militia has put one over on the American media. Jordan Jereb apparently capitalized on the media frenzy over school shooter Nikolas Cruz and tried to gain some free publicity for his militia, the Republic of Florida.

Tallahassee police say they can find no connection between Cruz and the ROF.

Cruz may be a white supremacist. He may be a Trump supporter. But to take the word of a self-promoting yahoo playing at soldier and militia “leader” without making a minimal effort to confirm the facts is truly beyond belief.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Leon County law enforcement sources told them “they could not find information linking Cruz, 19, to the Republic of Florida Militia, as first reported by the group’s self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb.” The report went on to say that Leon County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Grady Jordan said investigative work Thursday did not yield any connections.”

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Politics

Democrat Party Fundraises Off Florida Shooting

Despite that the 17 victims of the heinous shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday aren’t even buried yet, Tom Perez and the Democrat Party are already fundraising off the tragedy.

In an email to potential donors, the DNC implored they sign a petition to Congress arguing “it’s past time to take action to address our country’s gun violence epidemic.”

Naturally, after signing the petition, supporters are forced to a donation page and urged to give money to ‘take on the gun lobby’.

Of course, Perez and company don’t bother to mention that more people are killed every single month in Chicago and Baltimore by gun violence than in any single school shooting despite that those cities boast the most draconian gun regulations.

We call that an inconvenient truth.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

The Democratic National Committee is using Wednesday’s mass shooting that left 17 people dead to ask for campaign donations.

The DNC on Thursday sent out an emotional email, signed by DNC chair Tom Perez, asking supporters to sign a petition telling Congress that “it’s past time to take action to address our country’s gun violence epidemic.”

Anyone who signs the petition, which requires giving the DNC your email address and zip code, is re-directed to a donation page asking for money to  “help Democrats take on the gun lobby.”

“Your contribution will benefit Democratic National Committee (DNC),” a line above the donation box reads.

Perez’s email relies on heavy, emotional language to draw in supporters. “Yesterday afternoon, a 19-year-old with a weapon of war walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and opened fire, killing 17 people and injuring many others,” Perez writes.

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Issues, Politics

Report: Senate Amnesty Bill on Life Support

Remember when lefty Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer agreed to end the government shutdown in exchange for a vote on DACA?

Heh. He’s left holding an empty sack if reports are correct.

As of Wednesday night, four different immigration bills were floating around the Senate, only one of which meets President Trump’s ‘four pillars’ demand for border security.

And that bill isn’t likely to meet muster with Democrats on amnesty for DREAMers.

The long and short of it is there’s almost surely no solution in sight to the DACA debate.

Which means Democrats will likely be running on amnesty in November…which plays right into Trump’s hands.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

A large bipartisan group of Senators led by Sen. Susan Collins presented an immigration compromise bill today which would resolve the legal status of nearly two million “Dreamers” and provide a substantial amount of money for border security. However, both President trump and Senate Democrats are unhappy with aspects of the proposal. From the NY Times:

Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time offering a path to citizenship for young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

Members of the bipartisan group, which calls itself the Common Sense Coalition, said their deal does just that. They were working Wednesday evening to determine whether their bill could garner the 60 votes necessary to break a filibuster.

“The president’s going to have a vote on his concept. I don’t think it will get 60 votes,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a member of the group, adding: “The bottom line then is: What do you do next? You can do what we’ve done for the last 35 years — blame each other. Or you can actually start fixing the broken immigration system. If you came out of this with strong border security — the president getting his wall and the Dream Act population being taken care of — most Americans would applaud.”

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