A local story here in the state of Washington is making national news after a man who sold his Sig Sauer handgun ended up getting robbed at gunpoint—with the gun he just sold.

Police said the seller and his companion met the prospective buyer in a parking lot and got into the buyer’s car, where the seller showed his handgun to the buyer, who agreed to purchase it, police told the station.

Police said the trio agreed to head to the buyer’s apartment so the seller could demonstrate how to clean and reassemble the weapon before the purchase was finalized. That’s when, police said, the acquaintance placed a live round of ammunition into the gun’s chamber, pointed it at the seller and asked, ”How does it feel to get robbed with your own gun?”

How many judgment errors were in just those two paragraphs?  First of all, he got into the man’s car.  Never put yourself in that kind of position with someone you do not know—and “acquaintance” is nowhere near safe to be in a car alone with, especially when you’re about to hand them a firearm.

That brings me to another point.  Why did he not have a handgun of his own?  Why wasn’t he carrying?  If he only had the one gun, why sell your only firearm?  Why did he have no way of defending himself?

Thirdly, he went to the man’s apartment so he could “demonstrate how to clean and reassemble the weapon before the purchase was finalized.”  I don’t even know where to begin here.  There is no way you should be selling a handgun in a private sale to someone who doesn’t know how to use it and clean it.  If they’re gun newbies, they should be going to a gun store, taking a class, getting trained on when and how to use it.  If someone I was selling a gun to suddenly claimed that they needed me to show them how to use it and care for it, one of two things is going on:

1) They are clueless about guns and you should not sell to them.

2) They are lying, and they want the gun so they can use it against you or someone else, and you should not only NOT sell to them, but you should vacate the premises immediately, document how much information he has about you or where you live, and be watchful because now you have someone who needs/wants a gun for nefarious purposes…and knows he can find one at your house.

In addition, you do not go to someone’s home when you are just “acquainted,” and especially not alone, to sell them a firearm when you don’t have another one on you.  You are on their turf, and now they are armed—because you just armed them.  To think that you are somehow still safe in that situation is absolutely asinine.

This is just the kind of thing that gun-grabbers love to hear about.  “SEE,” they will now scream, “BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL.”  No.  That’s now how this works. For the record, I’d be willing to bet that the only reason this story made the national news is because it just so happens that one of, if not THE, only gun control measure on the ballot this cycle is in Washington State, where liberals are pushing extremely hard for background checks to be required of any gun transfer—even if you sell it to a family member.

Under the proposed law, any gun sale has to be reported to the government.  What would that create?  A gun registry.  A database of gun owners.  Number of guns, addresses.  Cross check that with your Facebook data, phone records, credit card purchases, and pretty soon you have a very solid database of who has a gun, how many, and whether they like the government or not.  See where this is going?

Gun control is all about the control, period.  The fact that they’re going to end up using one idiot’s stupidity to bolster that control is not something Washington state voters (or any American, for that matter) should be willing to accept.

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The Obama Administration continues to tout positive enrollment numbers — but don’t be fooled by those. New research reveals that 71% of new Obamacare enrollees are actually just new Medicaid enrollees. What does that mean? That Obamacare is basically an expansion of Medicaid.

It’s not the beaming success Obama speaks of — not to mention the endless problems incurred by the law since its implementation. It’s not just the faulty enrollee numbers but the massive cost. Did you know we’ll be adding $131 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years?

The money they were depending on to pay for Obamacare isn’t going to be there. Lower than expected numbers and mandate waivers for millions of Americans cost a lot of money.  Even with the 18 new taxes Americans are incurring, it’s not even close to covered.

What else is a problem? Government getting int between patients and their doctors. People losing their plans, losing their doctors, being forced to buy plans they can’t afford. How can President Obama tell us how great things are with a straight face?

All I’m saying, friends, is stay informed. Things aren’t getting better — and you shouldn’t be fooled by the numbers the Administration manipulates to sound good.

If all that makes you a tad depressed, hop on over to a little game my friends at AFP created called “Red Tape Rush.” Have fun trying to navigate all the red tape on the board to get the healthcare you deserve. It’s a cute little example of the bigger problems we’re all facing with Obamacare.

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Poll Shock: Women vote with their brains

by Gail Boer on October 22, 2014

The rather biased mainstream media and the Democrats have pushed something they call “War on Women” since 2010.   This so-called war in their minds is the Man keeping women from the ability to murder in utero and giving them the “right to pay” at a rate set by legislators and not the market.  In other words, it is emotionally driven, disconnected from reality and divisive.

The results of the ongoing campaign to create this war on women?  According to an AP poll, this strategy is backfiring spectacularly

Women have moved in the GOP’s direction since September. In last month’s AP-GfK poll, 47 percent of female likely voters said they favored a Democratic-controlled Congress while 40 percent wanted the Republicans to capture control. In the new poll, the two parties are about even among women, 44 percent prefer the Republicans, 42 percent the Democrats.

What are the issues voters care about?  The economy, health care, terrorism and Ebola.  Safety comes before social issues.  The simplest answer is that women are not dumb.  In addition, women like men want a reasonable assurance of safety and economic security.   Women are not dumb.

Another question this woman has for the feminists and fighters of the “War on Women:” why do you want to see women treated like children and expect them to compete directly with men?  If we are capable of being a police officer, fire fighter, tool and dye worker then we are capable of dealing with our coworkers and their quirks, not protected as if we are some Victorian blushing maidens.  Pay based on merit, salable skills and on demand for the job makes sense.

In addition, there are some inconvenient facts around so called pro-choice that are becoming known.   The first one being the appalling conditions in the abortion clinics when health inspectors, firefighters, and police walk into these so-called clinics.  Any attempt by the city or by county health departments to hold these clinics to standards similar to say your doctor’s office are opposed as part of this so-called War on Women.  Courts and legislatures are ignoring the cries of Planned Parenthood and its allies (Finally!) and are holding these clinics to the same standards as a medical practice would be required to keep.  Strangely, instead of applauding this move, the Democrats are whining that reproductive choice is denied.  Really?  Basic standards of infection control and cleanliness are elementary and are taught to medical professionals.  And why not demand women be given the best quality care?   I thought Roe v Wade was about not having women be treated by back alley abortionists…. Or was it?

Speaking for myself I want to be treated as an adult and be given the respect as one.  That is why I vote GOP.

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AP-GfK Poll: Most Voters Expect GOP Victory in November

by Dejah Thoris on October 22, 2014

Well, would you look at that.  Cautionary touchdown dance advised.

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s the outcome they’d like to see.

And among women?

Women have moved in the GOP’s direction since September. In last month’s AP-GfK poll, 47 percent of female likely voters said they favored a Democratic-controlled Congress while 40 percent wanted the Republicans to capture control. In the new poll, the two parties are about even among women, 44 percent prefer the Republicans, 42 percent the Democrats.

Other really important nuggets on this are foreign policy, and health care.

On foreign affairs, Republicans have the upper hand. By a 22-point margin, voters trust the GOP more to protect the country, and they give the Republicans a 10-point lead as more trusted to handle international crises. Democrats have a slim advantage on health care, 36 percent to 32 percent.

That is saying something, given that the PINO rode into office promising that the seas would rise no more and that “we are the ones we have been waiting for” and oh by the way, I am going to bail on… errrr, I mean end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Anyone checked on that lately?  Like the most deaths in Afghanistan since he took office and told the Taliban what we weren’t going to do and when we were going to leave.  Oh, and how is that going in Iraq again; what with ISIS and all.  Seems like Americans are concerned about that.  Bet the PINO wishes he could have that one back.

And Health Care?  Yeah, that one is something else they don’t want to talk about.  But America does, and when they see how much their premiums are going up for next year, the Democrats better brace themselves for epic irrelevancy and and their own chronic unemployment.

I think the country is headed in the right direction, or we possibly made Amanda Marcotte and Lena Dunham feel bad, so they are telling everyone to give up, which given their nature, seems like a possible scenario.  Lots of victimhood to be found if the evil woman hating conservatives are in power.

I am cautiously optimistic and hopeful that the other party will make the necessary gains to put the Democrats out of business for some time.  Because it was an AP Poll, there is the usual lowering of expectations so that the Dems have some talking points for the Sunday Shows.

Although likely voters appear more apt to take the GOP side in the upcoming elections, the poll finds little difference between those most likely to cast a ballot and others on negative perceptions of the nation’s direction and leadership. Among all adults as well as just the likely voters, 9 in 10 disapprove of Congress, 7 in 10 say the nation is heading in the wrong direction, 6 in 10 disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president and 6 in 10 describe the nation’s economy as “poor.”

Well, these numbers tell me that the public is up for making some changes in who is running the show.  Disapproval rates like this mean that people are going to vote, and I want everyone to know that this is good news, but this is also something that should give everyone some pause on how to go about the next steps.  Those are, (1) tell as many of your possibly disillusioned moderate friends who really want Barack to be a better man, but feel so let down by him to vote Republican and (2) make sure to vote your damn self.  We can quibble later and argue with Karl Rove over his ridiculous candidate choices and RINO policies.  Right now, we need to present a united front so that the people we elect can possibly do a better job of putting the kibosh on the Progressive Agenda.

The thing that needs to come from this is that we smash the Democrats in their home.  We need the electoral equivalent of a purge.  Voters and those with a conservative bent need to send the message that we are not going to just take whatever the PINO has next lying down.  Showing his party and the world that executive amnesty, foreign policy blunders and Scandal-palooza are going to start packing their things and moving out of the White House is a good start.

The times for the Democrats honoring themselves will soon be at an end.  The electoral equivalent of going Keyser Soze on them will just make it so much better.

Next, we can get to work on the RINOs for 2016…

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Dems Gone Wild: Ballot Stuffing, Michelle Nunn, and a Desperate Wendy Davis

October 21, 2014

The November 4th midterms are fast approaching and Democrats are growing increasingly desperate. As polls show record low approval ratings for the party, the usual suspects are up to their typical shenanigans. Meanwhile, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is doing the Senate Hold 2014 Tour assuring the masses that her party will indeed retain the senate. That’s […]

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Is America ‘Out of Control’? Voters Head To The Polls In 15 Days!

October 21, 2014

Directly ahead of the November midterm elections, it would appear many Americans are waking up to the “change” that is being ruthlessly and systematically wrought in this country. A recent Politico report suggests there doesn’t seem to be much confidence or “hope” from a majority of citizens that their government has their concerns on its […]

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Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis Twitter Fail

October 20, 2014

The Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie” Campaign Show continues.  Wendy Davis, Gubernatorial Candidate for Texas, best-known for her June 2013 filibuster of an anti-abortion bill on the Texas Senate Floor, started off her week with this illuminating tweet: Greg Abbott won't say whether he'd defend an interracial marriage ban—troubling but not surprising from someone who defends […]

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Obama Makes Campaign Stop, People Leave

October 20, 2014

If nothing else indicates that people believe that the magic is gone from the Obama presidency, this should confirm it. Yesterday, President Obama made an appearance at a campaign rally in Maryland for Anthony Brown, the current lieutenant governor who is running for governor now. Many candidates have avoided having the president at their rallies […]

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Lena Dunham Refuses to File Charges, Makes Excuses for Rapists

October 19, 2014

In covering Lena Dunham’s account of rape in her new book, I have tried to be fair about her story. But it seems that the time for that is past. Because Lena Dunham herself doesn’t seem to care about her own rape, the alleged assault of two other women, or the fact that this alleged […]

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Russia Places West African Students Under Medical Surveillance For Ebola

October 18, 2014

As I have been watching the embarrassing, and quite frankly stunningly frightening, Ebola mess unwinding this past week-this latest piece of news made me hang my head in shame. It seems that the Russians, yes that is right, the Russians are gearing up and taking Ebola seriously while the world watches us run around like […]

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