Monday, September 11, 2017

9/11 Beacon


"America" is not an image it is a concept…strengthened by our pulling together as a team. If you want to kill us, leave us alone because we will do it by ourselves. If you want to make us stronger, attack and we unite. This is the ultimate failure of terrorism against The United States and the ultimate price we pay to be free…The very moment the first plane was hijacked, democracy won."

From the Archives: Survivor Recalls His Viral 9/11 Email His words helped people understand. By Fritzie Andrade and Sara Frazier

Sunday, September 3, 2017

ONLY IN "Wisconsin"

Protesters in Milwaukee want repeal of the Second Amendment. They are not talking half measures. They want to repeal the existing Constitutional right.


Texas “Illegal Knives” Repeal Enactment

Texas HB 1935, that was passed overwhelmingly by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, takes effect today, September 1 2017.

The new law eliminates from Texas statute the prohibition against carrying “illegal knives,” including daggers, dirks, stilettos, poniards, swords, spears and most notably, Bowie knives. This allows them to be carried throughout the state with the exception that knives with blades over 5.5 inches are now restricted from carry in a limited number of locations.


Disaffected Gun Control Activist Exposes Bloomberg’s “Top-down Bureaucracy”

Last Sunday’s episode of CBS’s 60 Minutes featured a rerun of an interview with former-New York City Mayor and gun control financier Michael Bloomberg. During the interview, reporter Steve Kroft noted that Bloomberg has spent “a hundred and thirty-five million dollars to battle the NRA on gun control.” With money like this flowing from the would-be oligarch to his gun control organization Everytown for Gun Safety and other anti-gun efforts, gun rights supporters recognize that Everytown, and its subsidiaries like Moms Demand Action, are little more than a billionaire authoritarian’s attempt at political astroturfing. However, an item published in the Huffington Post on August 25 reveals that even some gun control activists are getting fed up with Bloomberg’s autocratic approach.