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The jihad isn't terrorism

Now that we've seen a madman plowing a truck into people exiting a mosque, the media has to stop treating everyone the same -- as terrorists -- or we won’t know what’s taking place!

Would it even make sense now to wait for "official word" if a mass death is an act of terrorism? That word terrorism no longer works as a substitute for the jihad.

How can you be accurate about jihadis and the muslim jihad if you call every mass murderer a terrorist? That sure isn’t right, even a journalist can see that.

Surely this recent guy with a truck isn’t a jihadi, right? It’s time to call killers killers. Stop calling murderers gunmen, which demeans guns and men (with a misandrist sexist term). Get back to the business of using language with precision. The journalism Code of Ethics requires it.

Is Subliminal Sex Selling “News”?

Too Fast For The Eye But It's In There:


The lamestream media told you:

Sex sells.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

These images, taken from regular daily broadcasts on the FOX News Channel, bear a striking resemblance, according to reliable sources, to a woman in the midst of behavior that cannot be aired on regular daytime TV.

They appear almost too quickly for the human eye and brain to consciously perceive, a process sometimes referred to as subliminal information. The question of whether this is an unconscious or unplanned appeal to male or other viewers is unknown. The woman pictured is Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former district attorney and personality on the FOX News Channel.

Online debates over the sexiest newscasters are a hot topic, with some international stations using complete nudity as an audience draw. Anyone who still believes news is about news is behind the times. American news has become infotainment at best, "America's tale," and news consumers must rely on multiple sources to corroborate anything they get these days, especially if it’s from lamestream outlets. Panel discussions are opinion fests, to which nearly every spoken line can be met with, "You don't know that." Reporters interview each other, instead of people involved in events.

As they say, If you watch ABC or NBC, you’ll C...BS. Fair and balanced is a catch phrase, not a principle of physics (which is also less than 100%, and always was).


How to Manipulate a Poll

Just for fun

Sample question:

1. "If they took all the guns away the world would be a safer place."

A: I guess democrats would say: Yes. No. I don't know.
A: I guess republicans would say: Yes. No. I don't know.
A: I think: Yes. No. I don't know.

2. Does question 1 include the police?

3. In question 1, who is "they" who takes all the guns away?

4. If they take all the guns away, do the Russians and Chinese go along?

5. Can we take away all the guns from the criminals first?

6. T or F: The world was a safer place before guns were invented.

7. T or F: If guns disappeared criminals and dictators would make new ones.

8. T or F: If there were no guns, street gangs would use brutal methods instead.

9. T or F: Since criminals could just take my gun, I could just take theirs.

10. Essay question: The news media keeps me fully informed on this subject.

Extra credit: What the media does provide about guns has no bias: True. False. Can't tell.

Bonus Q: If the government and political forces attempted to ban firearms outright, as the losing presidential candidate seemed predisposed to do, and some politicians have openly advocated for, who would be exempt? Circle as many as you think apply. The Secret Service, Local Police (New York City has 51,000), FBI, CIA, NSA, TSA, BATFE, National Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Supreme Court Police, Dept. of Agriculture Police, Homeland Security Police, EPA Police, NASA, Customs, Border Patrol, ICE, Coast Guard, County Sheriffs, 55 groups specified in federal statutes at last count, Other (specify, use extra paper if needed). Could the country have private investigators, body guards and armored car services, and finally, who would be in charge of banning firearms outright for people already banned, like armed criminals.

Miscellanea

From The Wayback Machine
The Wall Street Journal reported on page one, back when Bill Clinton took office, he spent $12 million taxpayer dollars on his inauguration party. People were choking on their breakfast cereal when they read that, it was unheard of. He and the democrats (who got to go to the multi-day affairs, and I do mean affairs if you catch my drift) scoffed it off. Hey, they earned it right?

I'm taking bets on the cost for the next one, whoever wins.

 

Secret Messages From Now On

You just have to wonder how Hillary -- or anyone -- is going to send private secure messages going forward. Ear whispers with loud background music? Private chats from plane to plane on the tarmac. Scribbled notes hand carried then burned (subject to interception en route). With the NSA and WikiGotcha operating, even the U.S. presidency is reduced to unwanted incriminating evidence trails. Want ads for bin Laden couriers are circulating.


500 People Show Up Armed For Dinner

Slowest Waiters All Make It Home Alive
Open-carry banquet a splendid affair, 11th year in a row
Arizona Citizens Defense League Annual Meeting
sold-out, total success, auction, speeches,
sign up early next year, the seats go fast.


Political Pledge You Won't Hear

Will you pledge to never sign any legislation you haven't read, personally?

Everyone knows this is right. Politicians have forgotten this. Sure, reading everything will slow things way down. That's the point. And absolutely no voting on 1,000-page bills that haven't been distributed yet -- that would be malfeasance and grounds for dismissal in business.

Followup: Will you agree to step down from office if you vote for a bill you haven't read?

More: The Liberty Poll
http://www.gunlaws.com/the%20liberty%20poll.htm
Where's a decent reporter when you need one?

Questions I Can't Answer

Questions have crossed my desk that I can't answer. What do you say?

At what point of federal encroachment should a state secede? Never?

When does a law, or a set of laws, if the system allows them to stand, become so tyrannical that they should not be obeyed?

Can five people in black robes at the U.S. Supreme Court really re-write the U.S. Constitution? What are the options if they do? (Art. III, Sec. 2., Cl. 2)

I've heard this one asked, but it strikes me as silly, and the answer is too obvious:

Q: Is the idea of the nation-state still relevant, and does national sovereignty matter?
A: Yes, of course, a long practical and philosophical answer. Later. Maybe.

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A Presidential Fable

A Kenyan American, a Cuban American and a Canadian American all tried out for the presidency of the United States. The Kenyan American said, "I'm eligible because the Founding Fathers believed a person with an African dad would make a fine president, would have no divided loyalty, and wouldn't even have to prove he was born here in the U.S. until well after he got into office." He said they put that logic right into the Constitution in Article II.

The Cuban American said, "I'm eligible because both my parents come from a brutal communist dictatorship that aimed nuclear bombs at the United States, but because they escaped in time to have me born in Florida, the Founding Fathers believed I would have no split allegiances of any kind, and I would be a perfect candidate for the presidency and the nuclear launch codes." He dropped out of the race when too few people voted for him in the primaries. Cuban law claims him as a citizen, as they do for everyone with even one Cuban parent, but Americans like to ignore that, because it would make things difficult with such a hostile enemy.

The Canadian American, who is also a Cuban American thanks to his Cuban refugee dad, giving him triple citizenship, said, "I'm a Harvard law grad, and I can tell you for certain the Founders would believe I'm eligible because I renounced my Canadian citizenship last year. I can also tell you it is a 'settled matter of law' that being born in a foreign country like I was doesn't matter, because I have at least one American parent, my mom, and that's how the Founders planned to protect the presidency, right there in Article II. Paternity didn't matter to them, despite what the British thought." The British thought nationality came from your father, not your mother. Other countries thought it was land based, or both.

But then John Jay spoke up. He became our first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Back in 1787 he said we have to prevent any chance that the commander in chief and the presidency "be given to, nor devolve on" foreigners, in a letter to George Washington, and Washington had written back to agree. [I have those letters posted here.] That's why the Committee of Eleven, the group appointed by the Constitutional Convention to do a lot of the editing of the Constitution while it was being drafted, wrote Article II to require only a "natural born Citizen" could hold the office of president and commander in chief of our military forces. They changed Alexander Hamilton's weaker draft.


So modern-day skeptics asked, "How did those old dead white guys even know what a 'natural born Citizen' was, or that it was the correct phrase? They might have used a term like that, in that critical spot, and just guessed at its meaning! They didn't even define it in the document itself!"

To which a frustrated uninvited ombudsman blurted out, "Only brain-dead idiots or followers of network "news" could believe such poppycock! They didn't go defining ANY of the terms in the Constitution. They knew EXACTLY what their words meant. Those white men were inspired geniuses. The definition of that exact term was written down at that time for Pete's sake."

In a reference book Ben Franklin brought to the Convention, Law of Nations, that phrase is precisely described, and it means just what you would expect if the Framers were trying to guarantee a 100% American president free from foreign entanglements, like Jay and Washington discussed in writing.

Law of Nations says, in Section 212: "Natural born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens." That's it. A three-part requirement. Two citizen parents at the time of birth (jus sanguinis in Latin, "of the blood"), on U.S. soil (jus soli in Latin, "of the land").

No Kenyan Americans. No Cuban Canadian Americans who renounce foreign citizenship the year before they run for office. Sorry folks, some people are not eligible. That was the Founding Fathers' plan. How foreign is too foreign? Any.

Ben Franklin wrote a long letter back to Charles Dumas in 1775, who provided their copies of Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel (Ben had gotten three), to thank him and tell him, "...the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary frequently to consult the law of nations. Accordingly that copy, which I kept, has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting..." He also mentioned, among many other items, they were working hard to make saltpeter, desperately needed to manufacture gunpowder. The letter is in the National Archives.

The Convention used "natural born Citizen" in only one place and to this day has only one use in our entire body of law -- as a restriction on who can be president and commander in chief. Every other official requirement in law uses the plain word "citizen," a condition that can be achieved in numerous ways, including after birth, and appears constantly in law. Natural born citizenship can only occur at the moment of birth.


A Kenyan American, a Cuban American and a Canadian Cuban American were sitting in a bar, having read this short essay and asked themselves, "So, what do we do now?" The Canadian Cuban American said, "I'm eligible for the U.S. Supreme Court, and since I'm a Harvard law grad, even though that's not a requirement, I think I'll go for that." The Cuban American said, "I'm a U.S. Senator, and even though I rarely vote there and too few people voted for me, I'll try to stay there." And the Kenyan American said, "I may have a problem, I'm going to seek legal advice from an undisclosed location." And everyone lived ever after, for a while.

Liberals Building Monument to Murderer

Progressives in Tucson have decided they need a monument to the spree murder at a supermarket in their town, in which former congresswoman Gabby Giffords was injured but survived.

Giffords, who has become a figurehead in the anti-rights gun-control movement, has already had a naval vessel named after her (her husband is a former Navy officer).

Not everyone agrees building monuments like this is a good idea. In response to the announced release of the design of the monument, this letter went to hundreds of news outlets in the state. No word yet on results. Permission granted to send to your local outlets.

Dear Editor,
One day in Tucson at the "January 8th Memorial" site:
"Hey Mommy, what's that they're building?"
"It's a memorial hon."
"What's it for?"
"It's to remember some people who died there and the evil man who murdered them."
"Why would they do that?"
"Some people are afraid they'll forget them."
"Where is the evil man?"
"He's living in prison."
"Can he see his memorial?"
"No, honey, but he knows they're building it."
"Will it cost a lot of money Mommy?
"Four million dollars sweetheart."
"I wish I had four million dollars!"
"You could do a lot of good with that much money."
"Won't other people want to kill people so they can get memorials too Mommy?"
"I hope to God not, honey, I hope to God not. Come let's get away from here."

Korwin Directory Posted Finally

I've finally gotten around to posting a list of my work for The Daily Caller and Townhall.com. It's some of my best material (the editors tell me). Just the list and descriptions (like above) make a good quick read. http://www.gunlaws.com/newstuff.htm

U.S. Attorney General Can't Count, Media Can't Tell

The lamestream media told you:

New York (Larry Neumeister) AP -- "Two men held in Israel and one U.S. citizen believed to be living in Moscow have been charged with stealing the contact information of more than 100 million customers of U.S. financial institutions to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal profits..."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

"In a release, U.S. attorney general Loretta E. Lynch said the defendants, 'perpetrated one of the largest thefts of financial-related data in history -- making off with the sensitive information of literally thousands of hard working Americans,'" according to the same AP story. Reporters didn't ask her about her numbers.

Someone needs to tell our attorney general that one hundred million (100,000,000) Americans is bigger than "thousands," but since the AP is asleep at the wheel, and the rest of her work is on par with her boss, Barack Hussein Obama, whose middle name is typically not used for obvious reasons, no one seriously expects anything better.

Since the security of computer data at massive banks, the federal government, the U.S. military, major department stores, internet giants and everyone else is constantly the subject of stories like this, you should consider computer data an open book literally lacking any meaningful controls, despite any rumors to the contrary.
 

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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