October 30, 2018

Positivity: Truck driver shoots assailant outside NE Miami-Dade 7-Eleven (in Self-Defense)

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 7:01 pm

From Northeast Miami-Dade, Florida (full report):

October 30, 2018

A truck driver turned the tables on the man who, police said, attacked him outside of a 7-Eleven in Northeast Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene at 1000 NE 215th St., just before 2:15 a.m., Tuesday.

Investigators said the driver was standing outside his truck talking to someone when the subject approached him and began to attack him.

Police said the driver pulled out his gun and opened fire, striking the attacker in the stomach and back.

The subject was able to walk into the 7-Eleven to seek help.

Paramedics transported him to Aventura Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was last listed in stable condition.

Police detained and interviewed the driver. Officials said he acted in self-defense, so it is unlikely he will face charges.

Under-reported Stories Catch-up (103018)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:03 am

Here’s today’s roundup of stories from earlier this month which haven’t gotten the attention they deserve, all of which should be considered relevant to voters’ decisions as to which candidates — and which party’s candidates — they should support at the polls during this election cycle:

Ohio Issue 1 is a disaster in the making, yet it has the support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray. Specifically, per the author of the linked aricle, “The ‘Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative’ … should’ve been called the ‘Drug Dealer Amnesty Act.’”

The press is so predictable: “With just weeks to go before November’s midterm elections, on Wednesday, NBC’s Today show devoted over five minutes of air time to a report that promoted the notion that the Republican Party was slowly be taken over by white nationalists … The headline on screen throughout the report blared: “Hate on the Ballot?; White Nationalists Trying to Lure Members, Voters.”” Tangible evidence that the “takeover” is underway consisted of one guy who was elected a precinct captain. Good grief.

Investor’s Business Daily: “Critics of the Trump tax cuts said they would blow a hole in the deficit. Yet individual income taxes climbed 6% in the just-ended fiscal year 2018, as the economy grew faster and created more jobs than expected.”

One significant piece of news the establishment press has suppressed is that “While know-it-alls lecture on tariffs against China, Trump dials up new trade deals with UK, Europe and Japan.”

Not for the faint of heart, but necessary reading nonetheless: “Ten Things You May Not Know About the Kermit Gosnell Murder Case.” One tidbit: “… even though prosecutors believed that Gosnell had murdered hundreds of babies that were born alive during abortions by stabbing them in the back of the neck with scissors and ‘snipping’ their spinal cords, he was only charged with the murder of seven.”

More leftist violence: “Minnesota Republican Candidates Suffer Concussions, Verbal Harassment.”

Apparently, Minnesota’s reputation for civility is overrated (also see previous item): “Democrat Staffer Calls For Taking GOP ‘To the Guillotines.’”

For the “Words Fail” file: “Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown “Sherrod Brown of Ohio says that the United States must stop enforcing immigration laws immediately and that the taxpayers must repair (pay for) the damage done to those whose only crime is invading our country illegally. He says that every illegal that has a job that should rightfully go to an American must receive amnesty.” Then why did he vote against so-called “Immigration Reform” which would have essentially done just that in 2007?

More left-funded violence: “The Democratic activist funded by George Soros who was charged with battery against the female campaign manager of Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt has a long history of attacking Republicans.”

My, the news coverage of this has really been light: “China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite index has fallen by more than 30% this year …”

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (103018)

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.