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This Week in Crazy: Libruls R Dum

Radical libruls have taken over our classrooms, our judiciaries, and the media. But they can’t take over my column! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged left wing. Starting with number five:

5. Gov. Nathan Deal

Georgia governor Nathan Deal vetoed the religious liberty bill that would have protected the God-given freedoms of Peach Staters from the encroachments of the radical LGBT agenda.

Deal makes the insulting gesture of bolstering his spaghetti-spined move by invoking Christians’ own principles against them, saying in his remarks that Christians “have a belief in forgiveness and that we do not have to discriminate unduly against anyone on the basis of our own religious beliefs.”

He continued: “We are not jeopardized, in my opinion, by those who believe differently from us. We are not, in my opinion, put in jeopardy by virtue of those who might hold different beliefs or who may not even agree with what our Supreme Court said the law of the land is on the issue of same-sex marriage. I do not feel threatened by the fact that people who might choose same-sex marriages pursue that route.”

Of course, earnest Christian faith had nothing to do with Deal’s decision. This is merely a craven capitulation from a RINO gov, who is apparently more interested in catering to Hollywood and corporate interests than respecting the men and women who actually work and live in his state. AJC.com reported:

Executives from dozens of big-name companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, Intel and Salesforce, called on the governor to veto the bill. The NFL warned it could risk Atlanta’s bid for the Super Bowl and the NCAA hinted it could influence the state’s ability to host championship games. And Deal’s office said two economic development prospects have already abandoned Georgia because of the legislation.

Thankfully, in this country, our rights do not come by “executives from big-name companies” or the NFL — they come from God. Lawmakers who recognize this simple fact have vowed to take up the crusade against the insidious gaystapo goons in the next session.

Next: Chris Matthews

4. Chris Matthews

The angriest man on MSNBC goaded Donald Trump into making some less-than-well-chosen remarks about abortion (saying that there should be “some punishment” for women who seek abortion — comments he quickly walked back). But of course the LSM went wild with it. Congratulations, Chris.

It wasn’t enough that he relentlessly pummeled Trump with speciously framed questions, provoking him into saying something unconsidered. Matthews also had the temerity to refer to the pro-life position as fascistic.

The revealing slip occurred after Trump adroitly turned the tables on Matthews, challenging him to square his religion with his vocal support for baby murdering.

“I think it’s a woman’s choice,” Matthews said.

“So you’re against the teachings of your church?” Trump fired back.

“I have a view, and a moral view,” said Matthews. “But I believe we live in a free country, and I don’t want to live in a country so fascistic that it can stop a person from making that decision.”

It has, of course, become common to see comparisons drawn between unpopular (conservative) views and the “f-word” — at least in Matthew’s echelon of champaign-popping, chai-sipping, Prius-driving liberal media twitheads. Still.

Next: “Gun shop owner” who refuses to sell guns 

3. Anti-Gun Guy Who Owns a Gun Shop

In the wise words of a t-shirt once sold by Marco Rubio’s campaign: “The 2nd Amendment is not a suggestion. It is a right.”

Although it looks like one gun shop owner didn’t get the memo, unilaterally deciding that it was his responsibility and privilege to trample another man’s constitutional right to bear arms.

Read the disgusting story in full here. The liberal media can try to spin it all they want (“Potential mass shooting averted”? Could there be a bigger nothing burger?) but the facts are plain: a man was deprived of his lawful right to bear arms because a GRAINO (Guns Rights Advocate In Name Only) didn’t like the look in a man’s eyes. Seriously.

“There was something about him. I don’t know. You really can’t explain it. He was going to do something. He was going to do something,” the Ohio gun shop owner told CBS News.

I’ll tell you want you “can’t really explain,” sir. Why you felt it was your right to get keep a gun out of the hands of a drug-dependent college dropout with a history of assault and mental illness. That’s not what the Founders wanted.

Hat tip LawNewz

Next: Cokie Roberts

2. Cokie Roberts

Mere weeks after she blamed Donald Trump for children starting fights in the playground, NPR’s Cokie Roberts is mocking the FBI for doing their job.

Responding to a Washington Post report that the agency had tasked 147 agents with uncovering Hillary Clinton’s email malfeasance, a chuckling Roberts said: “You know, what I took out of that story, a big story about the FBI and all of that, was that 147 FBI agents are focused on this? I mean, don’t they have other problems?” She added: “There’s no crime in the country they should be worrying about?”

Cokie might has well be wearing a t-shirts that says “Shill” written in Hillvetica.

Next: Who else? 

1. Hillary Clinton

What’s left to say about the soon-to-be-indicted (any day now!) Democratic frontrunner?

Other than that she’s a cheat, hypocrite, fraud, and phony, who lies to Americans, plays fast and loose with government secrets, and probably stiffs delivery boys on the tip?

If this week’s pratfall by Susan Sarandon is any indication, the former secretary, and likely avatar of the anti-Christ, will fail to net the support of ultra-libs, not to mention the pot-puffing Millennial set, all of whom are fleeing her campaign for Chairman Bernie.

And so the eternal burning garbage fire that is the Democratic Party continues to blaze. Keep at it, libtards!

Happy April Fools Day!

Image: DonkeyHotey via Flickr

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Georgia Governor To Veto Religious Freedom Bill Seen As Anti-Gay

By Rich McKay

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said on Monday he will veto a religious freedom bill passed by the state legislature that has drawn national criticism for discriminating against same-sex couples.

The bill, which states that no pastor can be forced to perform a same-sex wedding, was recently passed by the Republican-controlled legislature.

Under the bill, faith-based groups could not be forced to hire or retain an employee whose beliefs run counter to the organization’s, while churches and religious schools would have the right to reject holding events for people or groups to whom they object.

Deal, a Republican, said he could not support legislation that drew wide criticism from corporations and had triggered threats of a state boycott by the entertainment industry, including movie and TV studios and prominent actors.

“I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia,” Deal said at news conference on the legislation, noting his religious faith.

Deal’s decision was immediately celebrated by gay rights advocates, including the national Human Rights Campaign.

“Our message to Governor Nathan Deal was loud and clear: this deplorable legislation was bad for his constituents, bad for business, and bad for Georgia’s future,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement.

He added that Deal had “set an example for other elected officials to follow.”

 

(Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Dan Grebler)

Photo: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, center, speaks to the media at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Gun Rights Vs. Public Discomfort In Georgia

By Ernie Suggs and Rhonda Cook, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS)

ATLANTA — Barbara Cheng saw the news last week about a man walking through Atlanta’s airport with an assault rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition. Instantly, she flashed on the time two years ago when she and her kids strolled into a McDonald’s to find an armed man eating a Big Mac.

“The place was eerily quiet,” Cheng said of the restaurant along I-75 in North Georgia. “Obviously we weren’t the only ones disturbed.”

Her children couldn’t stop staring at the gun.

“I was incredibly angry because he obviously thought his so-called ‘rights’ trumped everyone else’s in that restaurant,” she said. “I hated that man and I still hate him. These are bullies.”

If people are nervous, Jim Cooley said, that’s their problem.

“It’s not a protest. We have rights, and the government thinks they can convert your right into a privilege,” said Cooley, a retired truck driver who was disabled by a heart attack.

Cooley was questioned, but not arrested. He reminded an officer outside the airport that under Georgia law, police may not detain anyone to find out whether they have a permit to carry a firearm (which is required for handguns only and not long guns like the AR-15).

“I was doing everything I was allowed to do within the law and all of a sudden I start getting approached because the police got phone calls,” Cooley said. “Instead of the police approaching me, they need to start educating the public. Put up signs in the airport saying firearms can be legally carried in the airport.”

He filmed and posted the incident, adding his experience to dozens of others in which gun rights activists have boldly armed themselves to make their points.

Cooley has been called crazy, a hero, confused, a patriot.

Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, joined those who said Cooley was technically correct and within his rights.

“In the unrestricted areas of the airport, the right to carry does exist,” the governor said. “I think that there again, that’s one of those balancing acts between individual freedom and general welfare of the public.”

Kathryn Grant, co-founder of GunSense Georgia Coalition, thinks the balance is off.

“There is not an airport official in the world who would say that carrying an AR-15 makes sense,” Grant said. “So the question is why would that be allowed to happen?”

In 2014, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 60, known as the “Guns Everywhere Bill,” which for the first time expanded where Georgians could legally carry firearms, including into public schools, bars, churches, and some government buildings. Local school boards still have the authority to decide which school staffers may carry guns on campus.

Higher education is stricter. The University System bans guns from campus buildings, including dormitories. The only exception to the school and university restrictions is for gun owners, with a carry permit, who are picking up or dropping off someone.

Under the “Guns Everywhere Bill,” law enforcement officers may not detain an armed person for the sole purpose of asking whether the person has a license to carry a weapon.

Sheriff Howard Sills, the former president of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, said after the law changed, several calls came into the Putnam County sheriff’s office from people promising to test the new provisions.

“We were inundated with damn crazy people,” Sills said. “This airport thing is just an idjit who’s doing some crazy (stuff) to draw attention to himself. Or he’s looking for a lawsuit.”

Sills said the fatal shooting in Carrollton last week is an example of problems with the law. An officer responded to a report of an armed man at a gas station. According to a recording of the encounter, the officer first asked 40-year-old Kenneth Joel Dothard whether he had a carry permit and then whether he was a convicted felon, which would prohibit him from having a gun.

Dothard said he was a felon.

Cpl. Chad Cook repeatedly told Dothard not to pull his holstered gun. Cook shot and killed Dothard as he argued that he had the right to have the gun.

Noting that he can question and arrest a fisherman for not having a license, Sills said the gun law is absurd. “If I see you walking down the street with a handgun on your person, I can’t stop you. I can ask … but they don’t have to answer. … There’s nothing I can do.”

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In rural areas, especially during hunting season, Sills said it would not be unheard of to see a person walking down the road with a gun. The perception, however, is different in an urban setting or a busy public one like the airport.

“It’s not against the law to walk down Peachtree Street with a hog on a leash, but you’re sure going to draw some unnecessary attention to yourself,” Sills said. “My analysis of this man who took a rifle and walked around the airport (is) he’s a damn fool. He’s causing unnecessary public alarm. I’m for the Second Amendment, but what’s the point of that other than to upset everybody in the world? Why would you do such a stupid thing?”

Grant, of GunSense Georgia Coalition, said Cooley’s behavior represents a radicalized interpretation of what the Second Amendment is and “crosses the line from reasonable understanding to one who myopically focuses on self, with no consideration to the public itself.”

Like Cooley, other gun advocates say they carry to prevent crimes.

“I am not afraid of anything, because I have a gun,” said Jerry Henry, executive director of Georgia Carry. “It is getting dangerous out there. Two kinds of people carry. People who refuse to be a victim and people looking for victims.”

Opponents argue that it is often hard to tell who is good or bad. They just see the gun and it only takes one time to come to the wrong conclusion.

Grant said even the psychological impact of seeing someone with a gun can be devastating.

“With all due respect, what does your walking around with an AR-15 firearm in the world’s busiest airport have to do with protecting yourself or the Second Amendment?” she said. “What makes you think that any of us, and the thousands of other national and international travelers in that same airport every day, shouldn’t take you for a crazed killer or terrorist? How are we supposed to tell if you are a bad guy or a good guy?

“What about our right as citizens to be in a public place without being scared to death or having to explain to our kids why that man, who is not in uniform, has a very big gun?”

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Reaction to Cooley’s airport stunt has been mixed.

“There’s nothing illegal about it,” said Dave Workman, a spokesman for the Second Amendment Foundation in Bellevue, Wash. “It certainly brings attention to the right to keep and bear arms in Georgia. Whatever his motives, I’m going to leap to the conclusion that he was in the right and just went about his business.”

While Second Amendment advocates have supported the exercise of his rights, some still question his choice of weapon.

“If somebody wants to do that in a lawful manner, I don’t have an issue with it,” said John Monroe, an attorney for GeorgiaCarry.org. “It’s not something I would choose to do or recommend because I’m not sure what the point is. It’s probably not the best public relations scenario, but people are out there doing all sorts of things.”

An AR-15 is designed to hold dozens of rounds and can shoot up to 200 yards. Hardly the weapon you would use if personally attacked at an airport.

“I do have an AR-15, but I don’t carry it to the airport,” said Henry, who said he met Cooley at a tea party meeting. “To take an AR-15 in that area is not conducive to protecting yourself. I would not deem that as an appropriate tool, unless it was the only tool that I had.”

J.T. Summer, a retired Atlanta police officer, said it was obvious that people were trying to exercise their Second Amendment rights, but the reason anyone would “carry something like that into an airport is to make a statement.” Summer, who spent 20 years with APD, said most officers enjoy seeing citizens willing to defend themselves. But he said the downside of that is the fear that someone walking around with a gun instills in the public.

“I would join them in their fears if I saw a person walking around an airport with an AR-15 or any gun,” Summer said. “It’s out of the norm to see a citizen armed at the airport or in a grocery store, though it’s a right. I support that right. I can see why a citizen would be uncomfortable, not knowing what their intentions are.”

Cooley said his trip to the airport with his gun was not his first and won’t be his last. He vowed to keep exercising his rights.

“The government has made people so afraid of guns, the moment they see them they automatically get scared and that’s wrong,” Cooley said. “It’s an eye-opener. You don’t have to be afraid of someone carrying a firearm. It may save your life one day.”

(c)2015 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA). Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Photo: Woman holding an AR-15 (Mesa Tactical via Flickr)

Midterm Roundup: Deadlocked In Georgia

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have missed on Monday, October 13:

• As early voting begins in Georgia, a new poll has the Peach State’s top races dead even. The Landmark Communications poll finds Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue tied at 46 percent in the state’s contentious Senate election. In the gubernatorial race, Democrat James Carter and Republican incumbent Nathan Deal are tied at 45 percent. Perdue leads by 2.7 percent and Deal leads by 3.2 percent in the Real Clear Politics poll averages, but it appears increasingly likely that both races could be headed for a January runoff.

• Another poll has found South Dakota’s Senate race getting tighter. The new survey, from GOP firm Harper Polling, shows Republican Mike Rounds hanging on to the lead with 37 percent of the vote, followed by Democrat Rick Weiland at 33 percent, and Independent Larry Pressler at 23 percent. Rounds’ lead has dipped into single digits in the poll average, and given the unpredictable nature of three-way races, it’s still anybody’s game.

• Polls of North Carolina’s Senate race have consistently shown Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan with a narrow lead, but the National Republican Senatorial Committee clearly believes that Republican challenger Thom Tillis still has a chance. On Monday, the group announced that it is buying an additional $6 million in airtime on his behalf.

• Republican Joni Ernst is clinging to a narrow lead in Iowa’s Senate race, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday. It finds her ahead of Democrat Bruce Braley, 48 to 46 percent, with 5 percent still undecided. Ernst leads by just 1.2 percent in the poll average.

• And Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) may not be finished yet in Kansas’ wild Senate race. He trails Independent Greg Orman by just 3 percent in the latest Public Policy Polling survey, down from 10 points in the group’s previous poll. Orman now leads by less than 1 percent in the poll average.

Photo: Heather Kennedy via Flickr

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