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Watch this hilarious video of anti-gun leftists shooting firearms for the first time

This is the true story of five strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World…

Whoops. Sorry. Wrong story.

Anyway, via BuzzFeed comes this video of five Second Amendment-hating hipsters who visited the Los Angeles Gun Club to fire a gun for the first time. The quartet’s experience didn’t change their positions on gun control, but their reactions during target practice are absolutely adorable.

“You don’t realize that, in real life, when you shoot a gun, from just firing once, it took a lot out of me,” said Gaby, one of the participants. “I was like, I fired once, and I wanted to take a nap.” Another participant, Abe, told BuzzFeed that cocking a shotgun made him feel like a “badass.”

Militarized police supporters in Congress such as Nancy Pelosi get big bucks from defense contractors

The recent stories coming from Ferguson, Missouri have stirred the police militarization debate by putting the spotlight on the police’s use of “surplus” war gear to contain a mass of protestors in the suburbs of St. Louis.

The protests followed the killing of Michael Brown, and while most are peaceful, local police — and now the National Guard — have proceeded to use rubber bullets, tear gas and other aggressive methods such as curfews to fight locals and even journalists covering the events.

Without proper coverage, it’s nearly impossible to know what is truly going on in Ferguson, especially because the Federal Aviation Administration banned helicopters to fly below 3,000 feet over the region as soon as the unrest began. News crews often use helicopters to cover live events, but with the ban, law enforcement agents on the ground have a free pass to act according to their understanding of the situation.

No accountability.

One essential piece of this equation, however, is missing from the public debate; lawmakers who support the government’s program allowing the distribution of leftover war gear and weapons to local police departments are also the same lawmakers who receive a considerable amount of financial support from defense contractors.

Here’s the absolutely brutal video Rick Perry released slamming the district attorney who indicted him

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) is pulling no punches to explain why he vetoed $7.5 million of public funding for the Texas Public Integrity Unit, the watchdog agency led by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.

Lehmberg, a Democrat, won an indictment against Perry on Friday claiming that he abused his power when he vetoed the funding to pressure her to resign from office. The state’s constitution, in Article IV, Section 14, provides the governor with a line-item veto, meaning that Perry can strike any appropriation he opposes.

Perry, in a veto message to the state legislature, acknowledged the “otherwise good work of the Public Integrity Unit’s employees,” but explained that he could no longer provide state support “at a time when the person charged with ultimate responsibility of the unit has lost the public’s confidence.”

Lehmberg was arrested in April 2013 for driving under the influence. Her behavior after her arrest, needless to say, is unbecoming of a public official. And Perry’s PAC is going to great lengths to show you how bizarre the Travis County district attorney acted.

The two-minute video produced by RickPAC features clips from the traffic stop at which Lehmberg was arrested as well as footage from the jail. The clips show Lehmberg resisting jailers, sticking her tongue at them, and kicking the door to her holding cell. There is also footage of her in a restraint chair, a precaution that jailers took given her erratic behavior.

And then they came for the delicious cheeseburger: Climate alarmists want to take beef off the menu

cheeseburger

Ron White, whom you may remember from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, once talked about a friend who railed against the raising of cattle because it was bad for the environment. “What are you doing to help the environment?” the friend asked, according to White, to which the comedian replied, “I’m eatin’ the cows.”

It makes for a hilarious joke in a comedy routine. But there are actually people out there who want people to swear off beef because, they suggest, it’s harmful our health and bad for the environment. Jayson Lusk, a professor at Oklahoma State University, explains the thinking of these radical environmentalists:

The documentary film “Cowspiracy,” released this week in select cities, builds on the growing cultural notion that the single greatest environmental threat to the planet is the hamburger you had for lunch the other day. As director Kip Andersen recently told the Source magazine: “A lot of us are waking up and realizing we can choose to either support all life on this planet or kill all life on this planet, simply by virtue of what we eat day in and day out. One way to eat takes life, while another spares as many lives (plant, animal and otherwise) as possible.”

Venezuela’s socialist government is now rationing food after prices controls proved to be a miserable failure

Venezuela food shortages

The socialist government of Venezuela is, basically, rationing food. With food shortages a concern, one that’s been around for some time and was one of the issues at the center of protests earlier this year, its implementing a biometric system that will track how much people buy to stop them from overbuying:

The Venezuelan Executive Office is to implement a biometric system for the purchase of food in private supermarkets, for the purpose of controlling the sale of staples per individual. Authorities have outlined the move seeks to “collect data on Venezuelans’ purchases, included items and frequency” in order to tackle food smuggling.

With the mechanism, customers’ identity card numbers and fingerprints will be recorded, so as to prevent them from buying the same product more than once during the same week.

The current Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has continued the most of Hugo Chavez’s policies and announced the biometric food rationing system in the spring. Maduro, who’s led the country since March 2013, has blamed hoarders, smugglers, and the Central Intelligence Agency for the food shortage.

Kroger is standing up for its customers in the face of intimidation from a Michael Bloomberg-backed anti-gun group

Kroger

Since more restrictive gun control measures are a nonstarter in Congress, Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense, an organization supported by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been on a crusade in recent months to pressure retailers and chain stores into banning firearms from their properties.

Many of the anti-gun group’s targets — including Chipotle, Starbucks, and Target — have acquiesced to their demands. But Kroger, one of the United States’ largest groceries stores, isn’t bending to the pressure, according to this recent story from the Wall Street Journal:

“When a company like Kroger doesn’t have a policy around guns, it seems to send a signal to gun extremists that they tacitly support or even endorse things like open carry,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action.
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A spokesman for Kroger, which also owns chains including Harris Teeter and Fred Meyer, said corporate policies abiding by state and local laws are sufficient to protect customers. “Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don’t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun,” said Kroger spokesman Keith Dailey. “We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.”

Keep in mind that many states in which Kroger has stores allow residents to carry, provided they’re properly licensed or in compliance with state and local regulations.

Hillary Clinton under fire for extravagant speaking deal while Rand Paul heads to Guatemala to perform free eye surgeries

There is nothing wrong with a former public official leveraging their status to make a healthy living, and then some. But the case of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a little different.

The 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner has claimed that her family was “dead broke” when they left the White House, despite purchasing homes in Washington, D.C. and New York. To mitigate the criticism done by her gaffe, Clinton claimed that she pays her taxes, “unlike a lot of people who are truly well off.”

Clinton is trying to toe a fine line. She wants to present herself as a populist, someone in tune with the economic struggles of ordinary voters, or, as she says, earning a living “through dint of hard work.” But she’s finding it difficult to do so given that she’s made millions of dollars off speaking fees, $4.2 million alone from big business, and book deals.

Here’s why the Second Amendment matters: Ferguson business owners guard their property against looters

Shortly after Ferguson, Missouri began to resemble a war-zone, David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and senior editor at The Atlantic, reaffirmed his support for increased gun control by tweeting this:

Keep in mind that the initials protest in Ferguson were peaceful, according to Radley Balko. It was only after protesters were greeted with a militarized police presence, complete with assault weapons and armored vehicles, that the situation devolved into rioting and looting.

Still, Frum repeated his anti-gun refrain with a follow up tweet moments later:

Hilarious: “Air Mary” taunts vulnerable Louisiana Democrat at a Baton Rouge event

The Louisiana Republican Party is trolling Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) over her use of public funds to fly to campaign fundraisers. A group of protesters, dressed in flight uniforms, followed the vulnerable Senate Democrat to an event in Baton Rouge on Wednesday where the held up “Air Mary” signs.

Here’s the video via America Rising:

Landrieu isn’t just under fire for taking at least four trips to campaign fundraisers on the taxpayer dime, but also her excessive use of charter planes. In 2013 alone, for example, Landrieu’s Senate office dropped $47,000 on charter flights for visits to her home state.

Ron Paul calls the indictment of Rick Perry “a joke,” slams the prosecuting district attorney for abusing her power

Rick Perry and Ron Paul

Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) and Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) may not see eye to eye on many political and policy issues, but that didn’t stop Paul, a two-time Republican presidential candidate, from tearing into the indictment:

“This is pure politics, I tell ya. This is really a joke,” Paul told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday.

The former Texas congressman made sure to mention that he doesn’t “generally defend our governor very much,” saying Perry’s record on civil liberties and foreign policy is “a disaster.”

But in this case, he added, “the abuse of power comes more from the DA’s office than the governor’s office.”

Paul and Perry ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The two had an apparent confrontation during a commercial break at a September 2011 debate, during which Perry placed his right hand on Paul’s arm and held pointed his left pointer finger at his opponent in a lecturing manner.

Paul later played down the incident, telling a crowd of supporters that he couldn’t recall what he and Perry discussed.

 


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