General John Kelly: The Best Of America

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By now, most people paying attention know of the attack on President Trump by Democrat Florida Representative Frederica Wilson, a card carrying member of #The Resistance. The substance of the accusation is President Trump somehow said something inappropriate to the wife of one of the Green Berets recently killed in an ambush in Niger during a condolence phone call. Wilson was listening in, unbeknownst to Mr. Trump, on the private call.

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Too Stupid To Survive

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Rep. Hank Johnson

This article begins a new, and I fear, continuing series here at SMM: revelation of the kind of amazing stupidity that has become all too common in this post-rational age. I’m sure you’ve felt it, gentle readers, examples of head-scratching behavior, not just in academia, but throughout our society. My personal favorite was Democrat Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia, who in a hearing about our military presence on Guam, actually said he feared if we put too many service members on the island, it would capsize and sink.  It is thinking of that quality that makes me fear America just might be on the verge of being too stupid to survive. On to today’s examples, the first from Fox News:

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NFL: Sacrificing For Social Justice

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On October 17, the management and players of the NFL met to discuss a variety of issues. The most obvious issue was the destruction to the NFL brand wrought by players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of whatever it is they’re protesting. However, it appears they discussed that matter little, if at all. Their announced resolution is that while the Commissioner–Roger Goodell–would like players to stand, the League will impose no discipline on players, and will not punish any for their protests. Instead, the NFL issued a statement full of all manner of social justice speak, including helping the players to protest for social justice in their communities. Apparently these special snowflake millionaires aren’t bright enough to deal with such things without help. The NFL is also apparently setting up a sort of social justice academy to teach players how better to virtue signal, and fight for, you know, social justice and equality and stuff.

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A Basic Suppressor Primer

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Walther P22 with suppressor, doubling the length of the handgun

Suppressors are very much in the news these day, most recently because of Hillary Clinton’s supremely uninformed assertion that if the Las Vegas mass murderer had used a suppressor, no one would have heard his gunshots, and more would have been killed. That was too much even for some in the legacy media, and several “fact checkers” actually told the truth about firearms for a change.

Because so many know so little about suppressors, I thought it useful to produce a brief primer.

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Look What The Librarian Dragged In

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Oh dear Lord…

This event, featuring a drag queen dressed as if auditioning for an evil clown-themed horror movie—Xochi Mochi—took place at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library in Long Beach, California. Rod Dreher reports:   Continue reading

School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 7–2017

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The first six articles in this series are:

(1) School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 1–2017 

(2) School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 2–2017 

(3) School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 3–2017 

(4) School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 4–2017 

(5) School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 5–2017

(6) School Attacks: Saving Lives Or Saving Face, Part 6–2017

The previous articles of this series raised the issue of arming school staff, and raised many of the primary objections of the uninformed, and of professional anti-self defense, anti-liberty activists. Still, how can school officials be convinced to accept concealed handguns in schools?  How can risk-averse superintendents and school boards understand the danger we face?  Can hard-core Progressives be persuaded to accept reality? This article asks and answers some additional questions.  However, I’ll first provide some useful information on the relevant federal law.

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Bump Fire Surrender

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A Slide Fire bump fire stock for an AR-15

In “Bump Fire Circular Firing Squad,” I wrote:

While I have no interest in bump stocks, they are legal under current law, and we still have no idea whether they were used in the Las Vegas attack. There is no real evidence the public is clamoring for the banning of these devices, but if the members of the Stupid Party feel it necessary to surrender to Democrats, as they commonly do, why not get something unquestionably good for liberty out of the deal? Unfortunately, this would require Republicans to actually do something good for the nation, and Democrats probably wouldn’t give up anything to obtain their objectives anyway. Why should they when they can count, as usual, on Republicans bravely running away?

Surrender, in this instance, may have a high price. Considering Republican’s failure to repeal Obamacare in even the slightest way, most Americans that put President Trump in the White House are unlikely to think Republicans are capable of delivering tax reform, immigration reform, or anything else worthwhile. Being complicit in the degradation of the Second Amendment just might be a last straw.

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Education Problems And Solutions, Part 6–2017

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credit: the polisblog.org

The primary reason for the existence of schools is old-fashioned, direct and simple: providing the best educational opportunity possible.

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