Hasbro Suing NY Over Baleful Bail Reform Law

PAWTUCKET, RI – Hasbro, Inc. recently announced plans to sue the state of New York over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new bail reform law.

Since Jan. 1 the state of New York has been allowing suspects accused of “non-violent” crimes to avoid jail without posting bail.  One alleged perpetrator had robbed six Chase banks in New York City neighborhoods between Dec. 30 and the time of this writing.

Each time he was released when NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio called the thefts “involuntary withdrawals” from greedy, racist lending institutions.

Hasbro, a toy, board game and entertainment company with revenues of $5.2 billion, is bringing the suit against New York for copyright infringement.

Specifically, Hasbro claims that the new bail reform law essentially constitutes a get-out-of-jail-free card synonymous with the company’s classic board game, Monopoly.

“We feel we have no choice,” said Hasbro attorney R. U. Legal.  “This new bail reform law is estimated to set free at least 20,000 criminals during the first year alone.  That’s 20,000 people who may be scoping out Virginia Avenue, St. James Place or Marvin Gardens, surveiling houses and hotels – maybe even planning to rob the bank.”

Named in the suit is the state of New York, Gov Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James.  Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi said Hasbro was free to take a chance and roll the dice by bringing suit, but he didn’t expect they’d pass go and collect any damages.

Azzopardi added the state wasn’t going to be “railroaded” into revoking the new law.

“Gimme a break,” Azzopardi said with a dismissive gesture.  “It’s not like Hasbro as a monopoly on the whole get-out-of-jail-free game.”

Sources: nbcnews.com, foxnews.com, wnyt.com

Photo source: Yonkers Times

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Greta Needs a Chill Pill and a History Lesson

Why is it that doomsday cult worshipers like Greta Thunberg are so intent on destroying capitalism, when capitalism is the world’s only self-sustaining economic system?

Wouldn’t you think with capitalism being a renewable source of economic energy that Gaia worshipers would be big fans? But they’re not, and here’s why:

Climate activism is all about control: what people drive, how energy efficient their homes are, what they eat, which products they use, what clothes they wear – and in the case of Joaquin Phoenix, how often they dry clean their tux.

In short, weather cultists like Saint Greta want to take away individual freedoms for the collective good.  Sound familiar?

Obviously names like Mao Zedong, Karl Marx, and Kim Il-Sung mean nothing to these carbon credit kiddie commandos.  I’d suggest they step away from their junk science whining points and consider reading a little history.

Swedish climate teen Greta Thunberg is a prominent leader in the “We’re-all-going-to-die-because-of-fossil-fuels-and-steak-buffets” parade.   Thunberg was recently named Time’s Person of the Year but even more notably, was mentioned in this space last fall in Left Wingers Have Finally Lost It.

After castigating a UN Assembly last September in her infamous “How Dare You” speech (“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.  How dare you!”), lovable Greta is back with more demands, more ranting and more threats in an editorial addressing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month.

In The Guardian editorial January 10 she wrote, “We demand that at this year’s forum, participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.”

Is that all?  Of course not. The persnickety Swede wasn’t done yet.  She also demanded the evil doers comply – now!

“We don’t want these things done by 2050, 2030, or even 2021, we want this done now – as in right now,” she bellowed in print – a neat trick she should think of patenting.

Note to Ms. Thunberg:  the world doesn’t revolve around you or any identity politics group.  In the USA it revolves around “We the people.”

And the will of the people is enacted by v-o-t-i-n-g.  Not by fiat, not by bullying, and not by intimidation.

In other words, keep your static socialism, your refusal to allow for dissenting opinions and your my-way-or-the-highway climate activism on your side of the Atlantic.

And for goodness sake, chill out.  Temper tantrums deplete the ozone.

Source: theguardian.com, cnn.com

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Portland Enacts Nation’s First Green New Deal

Welcome to 2020!  On January 1 Portland, Oregon officially became the first U.S. city to enact a Green New Deal carbon tax on business.

We’re dubious that’s what businesses fleeing Gavin Newsom’s California meant when saying they were seeking greener pastures than the Death Valley of Capitalism.

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative, or PCECBI, originally passed as a ballot initiative in 2018.  It includes a 1% surtax on big box retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot because of climate change or something and represents “a larger political effort to reshape who calls the shots—and who benefits—in America’s whitest big city.”

According to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler the retailers also deserve a surtax because they use too much plastic and don’t offer group discounts for Rose City Antifa, the oldest active Antifa group in the country.

The new initiative is designed to supply clean, efficient energy, provide rad jobs to people of color, and promote economic justice – presumably by taking from those who have to give to those who want more for doing less.

Mayor Wheeler is confident the city’s third attempt to pass a climate utopia tax will work after two failed attempts because the PCECBI bill enacted this year includes a new wrinkle: a mandate to suspend economic reality.

“PCECBI can thrive because the program won’t be measured by the strict financial metrics that utility-funded projects are measured by.  Instead, PCECBI projects can focus more on less easily measured health and climate benefits,” said group spokesperson Ora Ganic.

In other words, with no real accountability and millions of dollars available through a new surtax on retailers, Portland’s new, new, Green New Deal can’t fail.

“It’s a model for the rest of the nation,” Mayor Wheeler said. “A beacon and a testament to our community’s belief in doing things a different way.”

With city planning like this, how long before Portland at night time resembles North Korea?

Sources: thegatewaypundit

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Culture Jihad – Book Review

Paul Revere wasn’t horsing around when he alerted the Massachusetts countryside that the British were coming.

FDR’s administration received more than one warning about an impending attack from Japan prior to Dec 7, 1941 but sadly, their failure to listen blew up Pearl Harbor.

Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev warned the U.S. in 1959 the Soviet Union wouldn’t bother invading America, but instead would “destroy you from within.”

In Culture Jihad journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author Todd Starnes warns that America is again under assault – this time from a bevy of radical groups intent on transforming America into a social utopia for them, but a cultural dystopia for everyone else.

Throughout his book Starnes methodically reinforces his thesis that the political left is hellbent on chipping away at America’s historical traditions and Judeo-Christian values.  Packed with countless anecdotes and hair-raising examples, he attributes his stories with extensive footnotes, many of them from leftist publications known for systematically cloaking “democracy in darkness.”

From vivid descriptions of Trump Derangement Syndrome and universities with free speech phobias, to socialist spouting politicians and mask-wearing Antifa thugs, Starnes emphasizes that God-fearing, America loving patriots are all that stand between efforts to fundamentally transform America into a North American Venezuela.

How loopy is the left when it comes to identity politics?

In Chapter 7’s Lessons From A Saltine-American, Starnes shares with his trademark Southern humor how Kellogg’s reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion by redoing a Corn Pops cereal box cover because a fantasy author on Twitter thought the depiction of a brown kernel was racist.

Talk about crying over spilled milk!

In another chapter citing multiple examples of how the PC-crowd goes Ebeneezer Scrooge at Christmas every year (Chapter 10: Trump Jingles the Christmas Haters’ Bells), Starnes reports how a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wrote a children’s book about Santa Claus being black and gay so kids as young as four years of age will know that “Santa Claus can come in all shapes and colors and sizes” – and apparently has a white husband stashed away baking cookies at the North Pole.

Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s not too far…behind.

Whether Starnes is writing about safe spaces at Commie U, transgender story hour at public libraries, or the prohibition of Bible clubs and prayers in public schools, he balances the left’s balderdash with wry commentary using his Southern genteel charm and good grace.

That grace has been on full display since Oct 2 when Fox News announced it was severing ties with Starnes after a 15-year relationship.

Earlier that day Todd had interviewed Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Texas-based pastor and President Trump supporter, on his Fox radio show.  During the interview, Jeffress commented that Democrats worship Moloch, the pagan god often associated with Planned Parenthood – er, I mean, child sacrifice.

The irony is that Fox’s swift action over the incident illustrates the point Starnes has made in Cultural Jihad – free speech is under assault, schools and media outlets are often politically correct indoctrination centers, and its okay to burn the American flag and persecute religious folk but taxpaying citizens can be bullied for disagreeing about climate change and imprisoned for burning the LQGBT’s cartoon colored flag.

To be clear, Culture Jihad is more than tales of indignation and injustice sprinkled with sardonic humor.  Starnes also includes inspirational stories of citizens who stood up for American values, such as the young men at a Mississippi high school who served as pall bearers at a veteran’s funeral during Christmas break because his body lay unclaimed for weeks and “it was the right thing to do.”

Or the lone football player at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois who went anti-Kaepernick to stand alone on the sideline during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner while his coaches and teammates engaged in a ‘moment of reflection’ in their “university-approved safe space” locker room.

In Culture Jihad Todd Starnes reminds readers that while our faith and common decency prohibit the use of the same bullying and imitation tactics as the political left, we must not stand mute while our faith and traditions are under assault.

We have to stand tall, speak out and bond together with like-minded patriots because “this Great American Experiment is worth saving.”

Sources: New York Post

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Page Turns the Page by Playing the Victim

Disgraced former FBI lawyer and texting twit Lisa Page told The Daily Beast in a puff ball interview this past weekend, “There’s no fathomable way I have committed any crime at all.”

Sounds like Page has taken out a second insurance policy as backup insurance against the original insurance policy she and her former paramour Peter Strozk took out to blow up Donald Trump’s presidency.

This Deep State ambulance chaser has more insurance policies than Flo with Progressive.  Her current #MeToo insurance plan could be considered a double indemnity plan for empowered feminists/victims/adulterers.

In case you missed it, Page decided to play the victim card just a week before Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his long-awaited report about FBI spying on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she says. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.” 

Good gravy, this woman is as obtuse as Hillary is politically tone deaf.  

She says she’s speaking up now because its been so hard to defend herself while other people controlled “the narrative.” Which narrative? The narrative about her defaming a presidential candidate she was investigating while sharing spiteful text messages with an illicit lover on government phones, or the narrative about falsifying official FBI 302 documents, or the narrative about conspiring with other DOJ and FBI higher-ups to illegally undo the results of the 2016 presidential election?

Page claiming to be a victim of a president ticked off about being the target of an unsuccessful political sting operation, a sting she helped orchestrate, is like Nancy Pelosi praying for the president’s family while trying to destroy him politically and personally.   

Or Alexandria Occasionally-Conscious claiming that Trump sanctioning Turkey is denying children a holiday meal.

The clincher was her quote in The Daily Beast interview when she said this:

“I don’t engage in any sort of partisan politicking at all. But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act. It’s in the regs. Yeah, it says it plainly. I’m thinking, I know I’m a federal employee, but I retain my First Amendment rights. So I’m really not all that worried about it.”

So referring to a presidential candidate you are “investigating” as an “idiot,” an “enormous douche” and a “a f#%$ing idiot” didn’t affect her professional objectivity – even a smidgen?

Odds are Page’s attorney(s) will be more sensitive about the bias and prejudice of potential jurors at her upcoming criminal trial than Page was about her own bias while fixing an investigation against the future president.

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Sources: The Daily Beast, The Gateway Pundit, Breitbart

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Schiff Sham Show And Witless Witnesses

Unless you have the IQ of a pencil neck pimple on Adam Schiff or a Jerrold Nadler fat cell, you have to admit the first day of Schiff’s Super Shameful Sham Show was an embarrassing waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

After listening to Shifty Schiff’s pair of star chamber witnesses drone on about hearsay and gossip, we were left with some interesting conclusions:

1) The only evidence Schiff’s witless witnesses provided was secondhand and third-hand sources and for all we know, came from a Capitol Hill barber and Schiff third cousin twice removed who wears a hearing aid and who has a septuagenarian crush on Nancy Botoxi.

2) At least some Democrats believe that hearsay can be better than real evidence.

Let’s test that theory by the moron who said it out loud – Democrat Illinois Representative Mike Quigley.  Hey, Mike – I heard someone I know tell someone I don’t know that you filch money from the offering plate at church and wear a teddy to bed every night.

Prove me wrong, Mike – go ahead.  We’ll wait while you reconsider your stupid comment that rumor and innuendo are better than factual evidence while arguing your innocence.

3) People make mistakes, says star witness  Check out this exchange between U.S. Attorney to Ukraine William Taylor and Republican Ohio Representative Mike Turner:

Mr. Turner, I am here to tell you what I know. I’m not going to tell you anything I don’t know. I’m going to tell you what I do know. That’s exactly why I’m here.” 

Turner pressed: “But since you learned it from others, you could be wrong. Correct?”

Taylor: “I am telling you what I heard them tell me.”

Turner: “Or they could be wrong, or they could be mistaken, or they could have heard it incorrectly. Right, Ambassador Taylor?

Taylor: “People make mistakes.”

So it’s a “mistake” when a Democrat relays as gospel hearsay about eavesdropping on a Commander-in-Chief’s phone,  but it’s an impeachable offense if a Republican president asks a foreign leader to help the U.S. weed out corruption costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Well, that’s fair.

4) Quid pro quo isn’t illegal – just like collusion.  Are Democrats arguing that giving millions of dollars to foreign countries doesn’t entitle the Commander-in-Chief to ask for anything in return or earmark the money for specific purposes:  food, medicine, free elections, etc? Weeding out corruption?

What about this:  when a politician is given campaign money by a lobbyist, are we to believe that no quid pro quo takes place and the lobbyist is donating money just because the politician is so doggone patriotic and lovable?

Quid pro quo seems to be a one-way street.  Schiff & Co seem to have no problem with Hunter Biden collecting $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian energy firm while his dad was Vice-President and oversaw Obama’s Ukraine policy, but they have a problem with the President of the United States asking the newly elected president of Ukraine for his help in investigating election interference in our 2016 presidential election?

Prediction: Democrats will soon learn that Americans don’t give a schiff about impeaching the president.

The entire party will be schiffing bricks when they realize that Schiff has led them up Schiff creek without a paddle – and just in time for the release of the Horowitz report and indictments for the coup plotters who are using a faux impeachment to distract from the real crimes that were committed.

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Impeachment Lite is a Dud

“Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you been messin’ around…”
REO Speedwagon

President Donald Trump obliterated the anonymous CIA whistleblower’s complaint of messin’ around with Ukraine by releasing a verbatim transcript of his call with the Ukrainian president.

Sadly, it isn’t a coincidence that another whistleblower popped up almost immediately.

Cue “Pop Goes the Weasel.”

According to multiple sources, the second whistleblower claims they can speak “directly” concerning events about the president’s conversation with Ukraine.

That’s what the first whistleblower claimed, too – until it was later learned that his/her formal complaint was based on secondhand and third-hand sources.

That isn’t whistleblowing as much as spitting in the wind.

How do we know that Whistleblower #2 isn’t just whistling Dixie regarding what they claim they know? We don’t, but that doesn’t stop the mainstream media from reporting it as gospel.

Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another.

“Whistleblower Gate” is the same chicanery the Democrats used when trying to block Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination last fall.

First it was psychologist and statistics professor Christine Blasey-Ford who played the odds by making unsubstantiated allegations against Kavanaugh.

Next up in joining the muckraking mosh pit was Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, and finally, 15-minutes of fame diva Julie Swetnick did her cannonball into the corruption cesspool – before recanting.

See the pattern? #MeToo.

Now we have a similar game plan with the Ukrainian phone call imbroglio.  When the Deep State narrative begins to lag and the pendulum of doubt starts to swing the other way, Democrats trot out another whistleblower to back up the story of the earlier whistleblower(s).

Former State Department employee and whistleblower Peter Van Buren says that’s an old CIA trick called a “feedback loop.”

“Essentially what you do is you set up one of your sources to back up another source and you make it appear that your initial source is more credible by feeding information into the loop. That’s what seems to be going on here. They’re re-purposing a witness as a second whistleblower,” he told Tucker Carlson Oct 7.

Van Buren called it a “three way pitch-and-toss” between the Deep State whistleblowers, the Democrat Party and the mainstream media.

That may be one name for the Deep State’s reprehensible behavior, but here’s another one:  “impeachable.”

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Sources: The Gateway Pundit, Fox News 

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New Reasons to Impeach the President

With each passing day it’s becoming more and more evident that the Impeachment or Bust strategy concocted by Adam Schiff-less, The Squawk Squad and Nancy Botoxi is a bigger bust than Dolly Parton’s.

Fear not though, the Wily E. Coyote Democrats have a lot more in their asine arsenal to go after the president.  When their Trump-talked-to-a foreign-leader-and-we’ve-got-nothing-else-so-he-has-to-be-impeached blows up again in their buggy-eyed faces, they’ll stubbornly insist on new grounds for impeachment.

Specifically, a Democrat think tank (an oxymoron if I ever heard one) has offered up five new reasons to unseat America’s duly-elected 45th president.

His Ties Are Too Long – at first glance this may seem like a “stretch,” but what better way for the Dems to hang the president on their own petard than with one of his signature neck ties.  As usual though, the Democrats are overreaching with their lame impeachment ploys, have tied themselves up in knots and are choking off any chance they have of winning in 2020.

Politically Incorrect Diet – here’s some food for thought: many leftists and NeverTrumpians think Donald J. Trump is a dolt, a dictator and a despot, but doggone it, they still expect him to parent and be an example for children regarding a healthy diet. 

They also believe Trump is receiving illegal endorsement money from the fast food brands he consumes. Yo quiero, Taco Bell!

No Pets, No Regrets – President Trump is the first president in nearly 130 years to go sans-Doggy.  Most presidents have had at least one dog (notably Harry Truman and Bill Clinton but we’re referring to the four-legged variety), but President #45 has bucked that trend, probably because his media coverage has been meaner than a junk yard dog. 

Also, he frequently entertains himself on Twitter with the dog-and-pony show offered by Democrats and NeverTrumpers.

Toilet Seat Commode-ion – Ever since former President Oblamo dictated that transgenders could use whichever gender’s restroom they identified with at the moment, America’s restrooms have been a commode of confusion, flushed of commonsense and sanity. 

The Democrats argue President Trump has made the problem worse in the White House because he leaves the Oval Office toilet seat in the upright position to save time.  Since Democrats rarely think about saving time or taxpayer money, this is a “foreign” concept to them and obviously must be an impeachable offense.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow – Since Donald John Trump upset their globalism, one-world government apple cart, Democrats have torn their hair out seeking his impeachment. Regardless of the hair splitting needed to accomplish that, there is neither hide nor hair of any evidence he has broken the law. 

Yet Trump’s ouster is constantly in their cross hairs.  Their ongoing efforts to destroy him has made a lot of Trump supporters’ hair stand on end, which only bonds the president and his followers closer together. 

If the parade of 2020 Democrat presidential candidates is a clown car, their impeachment inquiry is a circus of virtue signaling.

National Review and Fox News Contributor Andy McCarthy said it best: “This is not an impeachment inquiry, it’s a show for TV.”  

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Left Wingers Have Finally Lost It

Dimwits, dolts or dullards? Take your pick and pin the tail on the donkey of the Democrat leadership, The Squad,  and the party’s 2020 train wreck of presidential political candidates.

Left Losing It #1  Teen Swedish weather cultist Greta Thunberg recently addressed a UN Assembly to discuss climate change and proceeded to acid rain on the gathering’s parade by blaming and threatening international leaders for not doing enough on climate change.

Other than lambasting world leaders for their selfishness and greed, young Greta was a sweetheart.

At one point during her speech she whined, “This is all wrong.  I shouldn’t be up here.  I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.”

On that point we agreed; she shouldn’t have been there. She should have been in school.  Studying real science.  And Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations.

According to the 16-year-old Swede whose challenges with Asperger’s Syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder are well documented, “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.  How dare you!”

She concluded her “pep talk” with these foreboding words:

“We will not let you get away with this.  Right here, right now is where we draw the line.  The world is waking up.  And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Using a mentally-challenged teenager schooled on junk science for the purpose of overthrowing the world’s best economic system, and bullying people into submission, is like strapping explosives to Palestinian teens, encouraging them to blow up Jews and then applauding their commitment to population control.

Left Losing It #2

In Episode #478 of the Democrat Impeachment Chronicles the wayward party of Jefferson struck on a new strategy to get Orange Man Bad: use a faux whistle blower to accuse him of colluding with a foreign country to provide dirt on a campaign opponent.

And surprise – the foreign country wasn’t Russia.  That’s a new wrinkle.

The Deep State’s latest scheme was working well until it was learned that:

  • The whistleblower wasn’t in the room during the president’s phone call
  • The whistleblower hadn’t seen the transcript of what was said during the president’s phone call until it was made public
  • The whistleblower is believed to have worked for the CIA
  • The whistleblower’s attorney had worked for both Chuck-it-All Schumer and Hillary Clinton
  • The whistleblower’s lead attorney had contributed to hair sniffer Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

But it gets better.  Nancy Pelosi announced Sept 24 the Democrats were doing a remake of the Seinfeld show – they planned to launch an official impeachment inquiry based on nothing.

Pelosi pulled the trigger on the Democrat impeachment gun before seeing the transcript of the president’s phone call, without seeing the Inspector General’s report, without hearing from the whistleblower, without questioning a single witness and – without any credible evidence of an impeachable offense.

At last count 220 Democrats and one independent support impeaching the president.  For what offense?

Asking the newly-elected Ukrainian president for his country’s help in investigating their country’s interference in America’s 2016 presidential election and former Vice-President Joe Biden’s threat to withhold one billion dollars of U.S. aid to keep his son from being prosecuted in a corruption probe and maintain his $50,000 monthly income.

Time will tell, but the smart money is saying the impeachment shoe is on the wrong party’s foot.

Sources: NPR, Bloomberg Markets and Finance, The Federalist, The Gateway Pundit, New York Times

Photos courtesy of: Black News Zone, Breitbart

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Lightfoot Blames Indiana for City’s Violence

It took Windy City Mayor Lori Lightfoot less than four months to shoot off her mouth and emulate Barack Obama’s governing habit of blaming everyone else for her administration’s ineptitude and failings.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Lightfoot is understandably under the gun to bring order to her besieged city, but it was still shocking to see her shooting from the hip last week and going off half-cocked on Twitter. 

SPOILER ALERT: In a tweeted reply to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, she blamed Indiana’s elected officials for Chicago leading the nation in murders the past several years.

Son of a gun – it must be a new form of statistical analysis incomprehensible to us lesser folks who believe the Second Amendment is sacrosanct.

“60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago from outside IL – mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation,” she tweeted in response to Cruz.

“Commonsense gun legislation” is liberal-speak meaning the best way to protect people from the shooting gallery of Chicago’s streets is to disarm law abiding citizens of the means of protecting themselves.

She’s right in that this would send criminals using illegally-held guns a message, but we doubt it’s the message she intends.

The problem with Lightfoot’s logic is that the top 5 American cities in gun homicides are already gun-free zones and all have Democrat mayors:  Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles.

And contrary to her argument, Chicago is not the only gun-free metropolis adjacent to a GOP-controlled state.  Typical of a politician, she jumped the gun in pointing the finger elsewhere for her inability to bring order to the chaos she inherited from predecessor Rahm Emanuel.

I’m just shooting in the dark here, but might Chicago’s gun violence be triggered by other sociological factors; factors like fatherless households, rotten public schools, and ridiculous trial sentencing by Democrat administrations that allow gangbangers and violent criminals back on the streets before the barrels of their illegally-held guns have cooled?

Meanwhile, liberals like Lori Lightfoot will stick to their guns on arguing against our Second Amendment rights and point gun fingers of blame at others while the tragic Chicago death toll continues to mount.

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Sources: townhall.com 

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