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Senator Schumer
"Show me the beef, er, I mean... the BILL!!"

Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the US Senate Minority Leader, announced on Monday that Democrats will be looking forward to use a new strategy to protest the Senate health care bill introduced by the Republicans.

Democratic Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy declared it a “quintuple red alert.”

“Radical departure from normal procedure on a bill of such consequence,” Schumer announced from the floor, “leaves the Senate minority little choice but to depart from normal procedure as well.”

“Starting this evening,” he added, “Democrats will begin objecting to all unanimous consent requests in the Senate, save for honorary resolutions. We will seek, in as many ways as we can, in as many times as we can, to refer the House-passed health care bill to committee. Where it can be vetted, debated and amended in the open, for the American people to see, as is their right.”

“And tonight Democrats will hold the floor late into the evening in a series of speeches to highlight just how unprecedented this process is,” he continued. “If Republicans are not going to allow debate on their bill on the floor or in committee, Democrats will make opportunities to debate.”

“And these are merely the first steps we’re prepared to take in order to shine a light on the shameful TrumpCare bill, and reveal to the public the GOP’s backroom deal-making,” he concluded.

To protest what they consider secrecy with which the bill is being drafted, Democrats used the hashtag #showusthebill with their tweets as a way to register their criticism.

House Republicans managed to pass their own version of what seems to be an Obamacare replacement bill, by a narrow margin. However, that legislation was met with severe criticism from President Trump, who reportedly called the bill “mean” and another vulgar term in a meeting with congressional Republicans.

Senate Republicans have said they will craft their own health care bill, starting from scratch. But the blanket of secrecy under which they’re drafting the legislation seems to be causing Democrats some serious issues.

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Pelosi Gaffe
Well, that's awkward!

While talking to reporters about injured colleague Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made an embarrassing mistake. Scalise remains in critical condition following the shooting at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really, on all of us,” she said, “but personally heartbroken over the dea…ah, at what happened to Steve Scalise, our colleague.”

Even though Scalise is quite alive, currently under treatment for injuries sustained at the shooting, Pelosi seems to begin to say “death,” while talking to reporters at Capitol Hill on Thursday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with him and Matt Mika,” she added, referring “as they continue with their, the care that they need, but also as we do pay tribute to them, identify with them.”

“Use all of our energy, just like sports,” she continued, and all your energy for them to get well. We all have to pray and identify with their concern.”

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, also released a statement on the condition of the injured Republican Congressman. “Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg,” the statement read.

“He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time,” it added. “At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.”

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Right To Carry

The federal appeals court in San Francisco came to a ruling on Thursday that will surly be debated and appealed.

The federal appeals court ruled that carrying a concealed firearm is not a constitutional right.

The 11 judges of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-4 in favor to uphold the state law requiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

In California, that requires the applicant to show “good cause” of why they will need to carry a concealed gun. If you fear for your life you can get a permit, but not if you want to carry in case something bad happens.

The ruling makes a stand against the Second Amendment and says that concealed weapons are not covered by the Constitution.

Judge William Flether wrote in the majority opinion, “We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.”

One of the main reasons that the ruling came down against the concealed carry was because California officials were worried that less restrictive gun laws would put more law enforcement officials in danger.

Other states do not feel the same way. Of the fifty states, only Arizona, Alaska, Kansas, Wyoming, Vermont and Maine do not have laws on the books regulating the concealment of weapons.

With the new ruling, gun rights activists like the NRA are going to try and push the fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

If this case does make it to the Supreme Court, then this is one of those times that Justice Scalia will be missed.

What do you think? Does the second amendment cover the right to carry a concealed weapon?

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cell phone gun

This goes down as a cool, new invention for 2016: The .380 iPhone.

While the phone portion does not function, the .380 works . . . times two. The concealed firearm is double barreled.

Created by IdealConceal, the new firearm will be available in the middle of the year for $395.00.

Still in production, the double-barreled .380 will use a hammerless firing system and a one-piece frame.

The concept solves many carry issues for those wanting to conceal carry without the various uncomfortable options available.

Just clip the gun to your belt, and it looks like an iPhone 4.

But not everyone is thrilled with the invention.

Just watch this video below:

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A Bangladeshi convenience store owner in Massachusetts had a face-to-face encounter with crime when a black male jumped up on a counter and attempted to rob his store with a knife.

The store owner pulled out his own knife and started swinging away.

The dueling duo looked like a rehearsal from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” video.

Despite the countless swings and jabs, neither man was able to cut one another and the attempted thief eventually lost his knife and grabbed a can of corn as a backup weapon.

After a back-and-forth struggler the robber fled the scene, leaving his bicycle behind.

And here’s the video:

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gun control

On the heels of Obama’s executive action on gun control, a couple in Antioch, Tennessee had their home invaded by two black men at 12:30 am on Friday morning.

Present in the home was a six year-old girl.

Hearing a disturbance downstairs, the father of the home investigated only to be brutally pistol-whipped by the armed intruders.

The mother followed suit and was met with similar violence.

The thugs went on to take their time in robbing and ransacking the home.

President Obama measures on gun control only impact legal gun owners. Criminals who use firearms to commit crimes are unaffected by the new measures.

As the victims in Tennessee found, gun control does little to stop crime.

Law enforcement officers were unable to respond to the scene of the violence until after the two suspects had fled the scene.

They remain at large.

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Following President Obama’s move this week to take 2nd Amendment rights from more Americans, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris Cox, had this to say:

Once again, President Obama has chosen to engage in political rhetoric, instead of offering meaningful solutions to our nation’s pressing problems.

Today’s event also represents an ongoing attempt to distract attention away from his lack of a coherent strategy to keep the American people safe from terrorist attack.

The American people do not need more emotional, condescending lectures that are completely devoid of facts. The men and women of the National Rifle Association take a back seat to no one when it comes to keeping our communities safe. But the fact is that President Obama’s proposals would not have prevented any of the horrific events he mentioned.

The timing of this announcement, in the eighth and final year of his presidency, demonstrates not only political exploitation but a fundamental lack of seriousness.

The proposed executive actions are ripe for abuse by the Obama Administration, which has made no secret of its contempt for the Second Amendment.

The NRA will continue to fight to protect the fundamental, individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms as guaranteed under our Constitution.

We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be harassed or intimidated for engaging in lawful, constitutionally-protected activity – nor will we allow them to become scapegoats for President Obama’s failed policies.

The NRA-ILA is the arm of the National Rifle Association that politicians, including President Obama, fear. The group boasts the political power of the full membership of the National Rifle Association and some of the toughest lobbyists in the game.

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Gun Control

President Obama took to the podium on Tuesday to announce his new gun control measures.

Appealing to moderates, Obama focused on gun safety and mental health, specifically suicide.

The measures, which sound reasonable to the low information voter, will position opposition of Obama’s measures as extremists.

Second Amendment supporters and the NRA are in for a fight.

Obama openly cried during the press conference when thinking of “the children” as an emotional ploy to gain support for his extreme measures.

The president’s proposal includes mental health reporting to reduce the number of suicides by guns.

Sounds reasonable, right?

Wrong . . .

This opens the door to activist doctors who would be able to flag a patient at whim to remove their right to purchase a firearm.

It is already common practice for hospitals to ask the parents of newborns if they own a firearm. Activist doctors looking out for the “safety of the children” will be able to flag these homes for just about any reason they can make up.

The second action by Obama on gun control includes what he calls “gun safety.”

In reality, the proposals are gun tracking.

Obama simplified the issue by stating, “If you can track down a lost tablet, you should be able to find a stolen gun.”

Will this tracking technology be used only when a gun is reported stolen? Will the government kick in your door if the signal to your legally-owned firearm is lost due to a low battery on the GPS device?

Obama also stated that guns should only be able to used with a fingerprint match to the gun and the gun owner.

These new measures come on top of an executive action that will require nearly anyone who sells a firearm to register as a firearms dealer – a measure that will eliminate the gun collector market and freeze the assets of millions of Americans who invest in firearms.

Hunters and others will also be impacted. It is common for gun owners to sell a firearm as part of an upgrade or desire to buy a new model. Unless they register as a dealer, they will have to hold their investment of previously purchased rifles and handguns and save up for a new purchase.

The equivalent is requiring anyone who sells a used car to register as an auto-dealer.

The background check to become a licensed firearms dealer takes an average of 12 months and an investment of several thousands dollars.

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trump tweets

Donald Trump is not one to beat around the bush. He tells it like it is and sometimes he gifts those quips to all of us over Twitter. He has made December both merry and bright with his honest take on media, social issues, and those who would speak ill of him.

These gems give us a glimpse of the confident maverick that he is.

No matter how you feel about Trump, this list of his top ten tweets from December will be worth checking twice.

1. When he called a billionaire Saudi Prince, “dopey”:

2. When he called a CNBC talking head, “Nice, but hopeless”

3. When he told Karl Rove to “get a life”

4. When he casually called himself super smart, strong, and full of stamina

5. When he cited winning as a skill

6. When he called out Obama for racial profiling

7. When he live tweeted one of Obama’s speeches and he pointed out everything that bothers everyone about Obama
That Obama calling ISIS ISIL is like your pompous friend who always says vah-se instead of vase.

That Obama never comes out and says what’s really happening:

And the fact that he crossed his fingers about gun rights like the rest of us

8. When he asked the actual Nation about his appearance on Face the Nation

9. When he purported this awesome theory about media bias

10. His complete confidence in his physical health

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If you thought liberals were practically rewriting history to make it more politically corrected, it turns out those fears were well founded.

At one Dutch art museum, they’re doing exactly that: renaming historical works of art, in order to make the painting titles more politically correct.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the most iconic museums in Europe, has changed over 300 paintings already.

For example, “Young Negro Girl,” painted in 1900 by Simon Maris has been renamed the far less racial, “A Young Girl Holding A Fan.”

While the project has received the endorsement and praise of the International Committee of Museums, which writes the code of ethics for many of Europe’s largest museums, it’s attracted widespread criticism from others.

Some have criticized the “anachronism” of putting modern-day titles onto historical works—rather than use their original titles. And others feel that tampering with art, especially to make it more politically correct, is a dangerous form of censorship that could hurt art in the future.

However, the curator leading the process at the Rijksmuseum, Martine Gosselink, didn’t seem fazed by criticism—explaining that the whole point was, in fact, to make the art more politically correct.

“The point of the project is not to use names given by whites to others,” she explained. “We Dutch are called kaaskops, or cheeseheads, sometimes, and we wouldn’t like it if we went to a museum in another country and saw descriptions of images of us as ‘kaas kop woman with kaas kop child,’ and that’s exactly the same as what’s happening here.”

Another prominent curator, who has also been involved with the renaming process, agreed: “The aim of the museum is not to provide a biased view of the works or the people represented in them,” said curator Eveline Sint Nicolaas. “It should provide a neutral space for viewers to make their own judgements.”

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