December 29, 2017

CNN’s Lemon Shouts ‘No!’ 9 Times, Goes to Ad Break to Stop Conservative’s Hillary-Email Talk

At CNN, it’s not unusual to see one conservative or center-right guest in a panel discussion stacked with leftists, including the host. That’s bad enough, but there has clearly been an increase in the number of times the lone conservative or center-right guest also ends up on the receiving end of rude, abusive treatment one would never see directed at other panelists. Such was the case Thursday evening, when conservative talk radio host and CNN political commentator Ben Ferguson was shouted down and cut off by host Don Lemon.

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Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (122917)

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.

Positivity: Gun-toting grandma shouts ‘get ready to die,’ scares off would-be home intruder

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

Sometimes guns don’t have to be fired for their self-defense-enhancing properties to be effective.

From Futnam County, West Virginia:

Updated: 3:14 AM EST Dec 27, 2017

A West Virginia grandmother scared off a would-be home intruder on Christmas Eve.

WSAZ reports self-described “tough old lady” Yvonda “Bonnie” Gatens woke up in the early hours of the morning to hear someone trying to pry open her bedroom window.

She called 911, grabbed her gun and set out to confront the suspect.

“I come up right here, real quietly (and said) ‘get ready to die,’ and he went this side, he just fell over,” Gatens recalls, laughing.

She insists the gun was cocked and she was ready to open fire.

“Right at the foot of my bed? I mean, give me a break,” Gatens said. “If you come in here, it’s going to be you or me, and I’ll see to it that it won’t be me!” …

Go here for the rest of the story and a funny line from the gun-toting granny.