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KOMO does honest report called ‘Seattle is Dying’ but local media, politicians pretend the problem isn’t real

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Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO isn’t a right-wing news outlet ripping on the far-leftist policies that are destroying the once-proud city of Seattle. But they’re being treated like they’re Breitbart by local politicians and other media outlets who refuse to accept the truth that their city really is dying. The homelessness problem combined with extreme levels of property crime (second only to progressive San Francisco), a police force that’s frustrated by the reins holding them back, and rising drug addiction makes for a city that is crumbling under the weight of the poverty on its streets.

“People come here because it’s called Free-attle and thy believe if they come here they will get free food, free medical treatment, free mental health treatment, a free tent, free clothes and will be free of prosecution for just about everything; and they’re right,” said a law enforcement officer who remained anonymous out of fear of losing their job. “It didn’t used to be that way. Law enforcement officers used to be able to enforce the laws.”

KOMO received answers to their questionnaires from as many police officers as they could collect. When asked why they didn’t highlight any of the positive reactions by the police, their answer was simple. There were no positive responses. The police force in Seattle is in a general state of despair over their politically induced impotence.

“Even if quality warrant arrests are made, the judicial system sees fit to let hem out of jail within a couple of days – often the next day,” another police officer noted. “Why are we risking our lives to take felony level fugitives into custody if they are just going to be released?”

Despite the clear evidence the problems are bad and getting worse, plus reports from the police themselves who say they aren’t being allowed to do their jobs, the compassionate leadership of Seattle believes in continuing and even expanding their leftist policies without regard to the safety of their residents, cleanliness of their streets, or welfare of the addicts and homeless they’re allegedly protecting.

On cue, local media pounced to denounce the honest reporting.

Most thoughtful people regardless of political ideology will come to the conclusion Seattle’s problems really are devastating and require actions that are different from current city policy if they: (1) Watch the hour-long report, and (2) Research the facts and sees the problems objectively. Just listening to the comments by the police officers themselves should be a clear indicator that the problems are real and the solutions are not being enacted. To counter this narrative, media outlets who would never dare cross the progressive political philosophies that created and perpetuate the problem turn to every possible loophole in an effort to discredit the video. Some tracked down people in the video who were clearly on drugs, mentally ill, or both. They got quotes from police officers that, when taken completely out of context, made it seem as if the report was unfair.

These actions by press and politicians alike aren’t designed to really counter the arguments made by the report. They’re intended to prevent people from watching it. The truth is too hard to take, so they’re doing damage control journalism. Meanwhile, the problems will continue to go unsolved until enough people rise up and say enough is enough.

The solution isn’t simple, nor is it cheap. Law enforcement and prosecutors need to do everything they can to remove the drug problems from the streets and then keep perpetrators behind bars for a reasonable period of time. I understand there have been problems with drug convictions going overboard, but in Seattle, it’s nearly impossible to get arrested if you’re only carrying 30 doses of heroine, let alone convicted and jailed. Those who carry more find their way back to the streets almost immediately. The system is strained, not for lack of funding but for lack of power. Neither police nor prosecutors are allowed to their jobs properly.

Unfortunately, taking the steps to fix the problem would put those in power currently in jeopardy. It may be hard to conceive, but the growing problems haven’t harmed leftists politically, so there’s no real need to address them. In fact, getting tough on crime has become tantamount with conservatism, and such a concept is anathema to Seattle’s “leaders.”

But as long as radical progressives call the shots in Seattle, things are only going to get worse.

We’ve covered how hyper-leftism is destroying San Francisco. This report demonstrates an almost identical problem in Seattle. Is it any wonder that progressive governance yields the same results 800 miles away?

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July is Gun Pride Month, the annual celebration of the 2nd Amendment

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July is Gun Pride Month the annual celebration of the 2nd Amendment

Announcing the second annual celebration of the 2nd amendment and the gear that protects our lives and our liberty.

Gun Pride Month is the annual celebration of the life-saving tools of freedom. It’s that time of year when those of the pro-liberty right, liberals, conservatives and Libertarians, come out to show their pride in the kit that protects our lives and liberty. It is the second year of a celebration that is growing by leaps and bounds.

Never Forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians. – L. Neil Smith

Standing for the common sense human right of self-defense

Leftists love the divide and conquer approach in attacking liberty. What began with the ‘first they came for the gun owners’ morphed into other targets of the national socialist left. This is why we the patriots of the pro-liberty right must band together and refuse to be silenced by the mobocracy of the left.

Other groups of people have claimed whole months, so why shouldn’t the over 120 million innocent gun owners do the same? This is to show the liberty grabber left that we will not be shamed into silence on social media. We are the armed patriots of America and we aren’t going anywhere, so the nation’s socialist-left had better get used to that fact.

As Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms stated it in his article on the celebration: Make July ‘Gun Pride’ Month!

Gun control activists are lashing out, trying to create a world where gun ownership is socially taboo. They want us silent because if people know we exist, they might be interested in our thoughts on gun control. They might seek us out and get facts about guns and how they’re used for self-defense 2.5 million times per year, a number supported by CDC research.

Not only that, but we get to spend the month of Independence Day celebrating the ultimate proof that we are truly independent. Let’s start showing our support for gun rights by using the hashtag #GunPrideMonth on pictures of us using our firearms responsibly posted to social media. Let’s start printing t-shirts and posters. Let’s come up with new ideas to remind people that we’re gun owners and we’re Americans, for crying out loud!

Guns are the linchpin of liberty

Guns are the only physical manifestation of the Bill of Rights. Without the government-restraining right of firearm ownership, the Constitution is only a piece of paper to be ignored by those who lust for power. Authoritarian socialist regimes of the past and present have also had Constitutions or other foundational documents that purported to protect human and civil rights. But, without the basic human right of self-defense, those rights were meaningless.

It’s no coincidence that the liberty grabber left’s first attempts at censorship began with the subject of the self-defense. What began with the banning of a few 2nd amendment, pro-liberty channels and pages has expanded to other voices. As has always been the case, the left and its socialist national agenda of societal slavery has always been inferior to the agenda of economic liberty and freedom of the conservative right.

The left has a fever, and the only prescription is more gun confiscation

Guns put the teeth in the Bill of Rights, a restraint the power-hungry can’t ignore. This is why we have created this celebration and why it is catching fire among the patriot community. The plain fact is the liberty grabber left cannot abide the ability of the people to ‘resist’ a governmental monopoly on the use of force. As is the case in other realms, they cannot be honest as to why they want certain people to be disarmed. Hence, they have to couch their obsession with stepping-stones to gun confiscation ‘Intergalactic Background Checks’ etc. in terms of ‘safety’ or reform.

We’ve already documented and detailed what is just a sampling of the instances where the national socialist left has demanded gun confiscation. It used to be that the left would only make these strident demands against liberty in the context of a mass murder tragedy, but now they have lowered to bar to calling for this from the mere rumor of the report of something happening of this nature.

The Takeaway

It is patently absurd to collectively punish millions people for the crimes of a few. Is it fair to treat certain people as second class citizens simply because they have certain items of hardware? That is the flawed injustice of the left in going after the basic human rights of innocent gun owners.

It is time for the 120+ million innocent gun owners to stand up and be counted. The liberty grabber left has made it clear they want to punish millions with a never ending stream of new regulations and requirements that will do nothing except punish the innocent, followed by outright gun confiscation. It is time to show our pride in defending liberty and saving lives in the process.

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Three reasons the Drudge Report is awful

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Three reasons the Drudge Report is awful

There was a time when I got much of my news from the Drudge Report. It seemed to be conservative, and while it also liked to mix in conspiracy theories, Hollywood news, and an unhealthy dominance of Tom Brady fan stories, it generally got the stories right.

Today, the news aggregator is nothing like it once was. Today, it’s doing three things that should make America-loving patriots absolutely furious.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not conservative

I remember during the heights of the hoopla regarding the Georgia and Alabama abortion laws, the Drudge Report seemed more annoyed than anything else. The stories about the laws were generally left-leaning – partially neutral in their reporting but with a noticeable bias against the laws. They didn’t post any of the unhinged responses from leftist outlets like Vox or ThinkProgress, but there was no commentary in favor of the laws, either.

Scan the headlines today. There are some that are right-leaning, but there are plenty of missed opportunities to spread a conservative message. The site seems to be against illegal immigration, though not nearly is much as there once. As the border crisis ramps up, coverage of it seems to be ramping down.

They love mainstream media sources

Which news outlets oppose America the most? Washington Post, the New York Times, and CNN are among the worst offenders. Which sites does Drudge link to the most? See previous list.

Sure, they link to Washington Examiner, Townhall, and Breitbart, but those links are scattered among TMZ garbage and Axios progressive news. The funny part is many of the outlets that get the most traffic from Drudge are sites that have attacked him. WaPo ran a very unflattering report on Matt Drudge himself. He blasted them for it. Today, you can still find plenty of links to them littered across his site.

The site is quietly becoming anti-Trump

I never thought I’d see the day when Drudge Report would turn against the President. The site was one of his biggest supporters during the primaries, even attacking other GOP candidates in favor of Trump. But things have changed. It’s hard to find a pro-Trump link on the site at any given moment, but you’ll find plenty of links attacking him.

They use anti-Trump news sources in links about the President, as if trying to shift sentiment away from him and in favor of a Democratic candidate. Pete Buttigieg has been the recipient of the most positive press on Drudge among Democrats. It’s puzzling.

There are alternatives for conservatives who are tired of Drudge Report’s shifting perspectives. This is no longer a conservative news source. Perhaps it never really was. Today, it’s as anti-Trump as they come.

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Ben Shapiro attacks media’s unhinged reaction to Iran and Trump

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Ben Shapiro attacks medias unhinged reaction to Iran and Trump

An article we posted earlier caught my attention. I’ll admit, it’s Fathers’ Day and I haven’t been watching the news very closely, but I didn’t realize that even after the revelation that Iran almost certainly attacked oil tankers last week and last month, the media is still pushing the Trump war-mongering narrative.

It’s false.

In doing further research, I came across this Daily Wire video by Ben Shapiro. He was highlighting the lies by the press two days ago, and as they continue to double down on their lies, Americans are being put at risk. Keep in mind that as our EIC pointed out, this false narrative about the President plays right into Iran’s hands. They want the world and the American people to believe President Trump is the aggressor.

What most people fail to understand is the media is willing to hurt you if it hurts Trump in the process. They’ll push the false narrative and help Iran with no concern for America’s interests.

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