December 16, 2017

Ed Asner in Salon: ‘The U.S. Was Actually Founded on Gun Control’

In a late Saturday morning column, wannabe constitutional scholars Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger (yes, there’s a period after his first name) weighed in on the Founders’ intent relating to citizens’ right to bear arms. Asner and Weinberger, an actor and a comedy joke and script writer, respectively, in real life, deigned to tell us that the Second Amendment was really a gun control measure designed to keep guns out of the hands of anyone who wasn’t a member of a militia.

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Contributing Editor at The Nation on Russia and 2016 Election: ‘I’ve Never Seen Media Malpractice Like This’

On Friday, Fox News's Tucker Carlson interviewed Stephen F. Cohen, a contributing editor at The Nation. Cohen sharply criticized coverage at the Washington Post and the New York Times, and more generally stated that he has "never seen media malpractice" like the establishment press's year-long effort to breathe life into what he insists has been a completely ginned-up claim that Russia tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Given that it has leaned hard-left during its entire existence, it might stun readers here to know that Cohen, who is married to magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, strongly believes, based on what he claims is his own extensive research, that there is no evidence of Russian U.S election influence.

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USA Today Reporter Falsely Claims NLRB Is Overturning ‘Worker-Friendly’ Rules

USA Today reporter Paul Davidson apparently doesn’t understand that policies which help workers get hired and keep their jobs are more “worker-friendly” than those designed to line trial lawyers’ pockets and help labor unions coerce companies into dealing with them. At least twice this year, Davidson, in his headlines and his content, has characterized moves by the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board which have restored predictable economic order as “overturning” Obama-era regulations which were supposedly “worker-friendly,” but really weren’t.

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Here is Reuters’ Definition of ‘Far-Right’

As Austria is putting together a coalition government, the wire service paraphrased the policies favored by the head of the Freedom Party, which it describes as “far-right”:

Kurz, who at 31 is Europe’s youngest leader, told reporters on Friday his government’s focus would be on cutting taxes and security, including fighting illegal immigration.

Obviously, the reference should be to “improving security.”

In other words, at Reuters, “far-right” = common sense.

Positivity: Shasta County, California DA’s office finds four shootings were in self-defense

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 10:00 am

Yes, it’s good news that bad guys were stopped and good people with guns lived. The article in question has been copied in full below so we all can have a handy reference when gun-grabbers try to claim that self-defense shootings rarely or never happen.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (121617)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.