Sunday Funnies For 11-18-18

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The big news of the weeks was the continuing vote counting–“until every Democrat vote we find or make”–is counted. In some places, it worked.  In others, maybe not, but hey, everything is fair in love and elections, right?  As long as the Democrat wins, that is.

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Jim Acosta: First Amendment Twerp–UPDATED

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One of the interesting—as in the ancient Chinese curse—things about America is the hidden, previously unimaginable, new and innovative rights judges are able to find in the Constitution.  Unlike in National Treasure, no arcane chemical or optical processes are necessary to find these cleverly concealed rights.

Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection reports:

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Brett Kavanaugh: Interesting Times

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The Brett Kavanaugh story seems to be almost zombie-like.  It will be some time before it’s mostly over, but it seems likely to never die.  As I’m sure regular readers will recall, during Justice Kavanaugh’s Judiciary Committee hearing, more and more ostensibly noble and psychologically devastated victims who must be believed complained that a younger–30 years younger–Kavanaugh raped them—repeatedly–pretty much any and everywhere.  Being raped by Brett Kavanaugh was turning into a burgeoning cottage industry—except for one small detail: a complete lack of corroborating evidence, and most of the accusations were false.  One such story is told by Twitchy.com:

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Jim Acosta: Enemy Of The People

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They really do think normal Americans are idiots.  They, of course, are Democrats, and their propaganda arm, the Media.

On 11-07-18, President Trump held a press conference, in which Jim Acosta of CNN, rather than asking questions, harangued Mr. Trump, made accusations, and demanded he defend himself.  As usual, his behavior was rude, arrogant, and did not pay due deference to the Office of the President.  It is clear Acosta hates Mr. Trump, and he is unable–almost certainly unwilling–to restrain his hatred.  This is true of much of the media.  Equally true is the time-honored and necessary media rule never to make the story about the reporter has long been abandoned. Continue reading

Vegas Transplanted To Laramie: Colling Kills Again

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Derek Colling, formerly of the Las Vegas Metro Police

In investigating the Erik Scott case, I came across the exploits of another Las Vegas Metro officer: Derek Colling.  On March 20, 2011, Colling savagely beat, and arrested, Mitchell Crooks for the crime of standing in his own driveway and videotaping Crooks and other officers who happened to be in Crook’s neighborhood.  Colling and the other officers were engaged in routine duties, but Colling, apparently feeling Crooks was acting in Contempt of Cop, brutalized him. Multiple false charges against Crooks were quickly dropped and Colling was fired some eight months later.  Crooks won a $100,000 settlement from Metro.

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School Attacks: Saving Lives, Part 7, 2018

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To find the first six articles in this series, enter “school attacks: saving lives” in the “search” bar in the upper right hand side of the SMM home page.

The previous articles of this series proposed arming school staff, and raised many of the primary objections of the uninformed, and of professional anti self-defense, anti-liberty activistsStill, 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 these and some additional questions.  However, I’ll first provide some useful information on the relevant federal law.

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License To Kill: The Murder Of Erik Scott–November, 2018 UPDATE

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The sales of License To Kill continue to slowly increase.  It’s not the kind of book that will likely makeThe New York Times bestseller list, and I’m not planning to quit my day job anytime soon, but it’s gratifying to find people buying it and thinking highly enough of it to write kind reviews on Amazon.com (which may be found here).  Having one’s work read and appreciated is gratifying for any writer, but this book is particularly meaningful because it honors Erik Scott, a worthy man who served his country.  It also, to some small degree, assuages the Scott’s family’s loss of Erik.  Like their son, they are fine people and patriots. The SMM Erik Scott archive, with every article I’ve written, is available here.  

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High Stakes Testing: A Pox On Humanity

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Regular readers know I consider mandatory, high stakes testing a pox on humanity. Not only is it grotesquely expensive—which provides enormous opportunities for graft on the state level—it does not and cannot accomplish what its proponents claim.  Worst of all, once instituted, it perverts education—the tail wags the dog–forcing every school to do little but drill for the tests. Kids have little enough class time these days.  Testing causes the loss of at least 1/3 of that time, and in some places, nearly all of it.  Consider what Karol Markowicz, writing in The New York Post, has to say about New York State’s mandatory English testing:

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