"It's my home," Melinda Vandal of Cleveland told news station Fox 8, according to Steven Gutowski at the Washington Free Beacon. "I have to protect myself."
"I put the gun up to the window of the door and I yelled, 'get off my property,'" Vandal said, the Free Beacon reports.
"I don't want to ever hurt anyone, but I feel like I need to protect myself," the woman reportedly told Fox 8.
Jordan Schachtel writes at CR:
Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin started his radio show Tuesday explaining the motives behind his latest book, Rediscovering Americanism, and the dichotomies explored within it.
"Throughout Rediscovering Americanism you'll see these dichotomies. You'll see these opposites," he explained.
"Americanism versus progressivism. What does that mean? It means constitutionalism versus centralism. It means individualism versus conformity."
"It's about private property versus collectivism," Levin also said, according to Schachtel. "Prosperity versus redistribution. Separation of powers versus the administrative state. Eternal universal truths versus ideological social engineering.
"Stability versus constant transformation. Real science versus social science. The rights of man versus the power of government. An eternal moral order versus situational ethics. Liberty versus growing authoritarianism. Education versus indoctrination. The civil society versus the federal leviathan."
“Throughout 'Rediscovering Americanism,' you’ll see these dichotomies. You’ll see these opposites,” he explained.
“Americanism versus progressivism. What does that mean? It means constitutionalism versus centralism. It means individualism versus conformity.”
Levin continued: “It’s about private property versus collectivism. Prosperity versus redistribution. Separation of powers versus the administrative state. Eternal universal truths versus ideological social engineering. Stability versus constant transformation. Real science versus social science. The rights of man versus the power of government. An eternal moral order versus situational ethics. Liberty versus growing authoritarianism. Education versus indoctrination. The civil society versus the federal leviathan.”
Nikolaas de Jong argues at American Thinker:
Far from being the defender of Western values like individual liberty and individual rights, the modern Germany is acting in a very German way indeed.
After an adjustment period of some decades following the Second World War, during which the country had to atone for its past misdeeds and keep quiet, Germany is once again trying to impose its rule and a new form of its vicious ideology on Europe and the West.
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
The Highway Loss Data Institute [HLDI], a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states.
"We believe that the data is saying that crash risk has increased in these states and those crash risks are associated with the legalization of marijuana," AP quotes Matt Moore of HLDI.
"Insurance industry groups have been keeping a close watch on claims when auto accidents across the country began to go up in 2013 after more than a decade of steady decline," AP reports.
"Insurance companies found several possible factors at play in the spike that included distracted driving through texting or cellphone use, road construction, and an improved economy that has led to leisurely drives and more miles driven, as well as marijuana legalization," AP states.
I wondered if something like this might happen for the Georgia inmates. Madeleine Weast reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
Six Georgia inmates have been granted reduced sentences for saving a sheriff's deputy who collapsed during a work detail.
The prisoners at Polk County jail got their sentences cut by 25 percent after saving an officer who passed out on June 12, CNN reported Thursday. The deputy suffers suffered from a chronic medical condition that became agitated by the heat outside.
The deputy was on detail supervising the inmates perform lawn maintenance at a cemetery when he collapsed.
According to Weast, the "six inmates sprang into action, instead of fleeing, after the officer began hyperventilating before passing out."
"When he started breathing, it was just real heavy and real fast," inmate Greg Williams is quoted as saying.
"One inmate used the deputy's phone to call 911 and another removed his bulletproof vest and gun belt so he could breathe easier," Weast reports.
"When that happened, in my opinion, it wasn't about who is in jail and who wasn't," Williams said, according to Weast. "It was about a man going down and we had to help him."
Here is Channel 10 news video (WTSP, Tampa Bay) of this event.
Meanwhile, more good news: The "Georgia Family" of the incapacitated officer "Prepares Lunch for 6 Inmates Who Saved Officer's Life," WSBTV reports from Atlanta.
Well said, and well done, Mr. Williams -- to you and your fellow inmates.
And thanks to all, and for all, for these uplifting demonstrations of hope and healing.
Robert Spencer writes at Frongpagemag.com:
Ramadan is in full swing -- it doesn't end until Saturday evening -- and Britain has been a particular recipient of Islamic piety during the holy month, with major jihad attacks in Manchester and London. But now the United States has been included in the multicultural festivities, as jihadis have struck, albeit with limited results, in Wisconsin and Michigan.
A Taliban spokesman recently said: "Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan." Not just the Taliban believe that. Another likely believer in those special Ramadan rewards is a Muslim in Milwaukee named Mohamad Hamdan.
"It's obscene," the outspoken author and professor said on Sean Hannity's radio show, Jeff Poor reports at Breitbart.
"It's outrageous, OK? It shows that the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood."
"There's no journalism left," Paglia said, according to Breitbart.
"What's happened to the New York Times? What's happened to the major networks? It's an outrage."
Stephen Gutowski reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
Republican Congressman Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would require Washington, D.C., to honor valid gun-carry permits from other states.
Rep. Massie said the D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act was a direct reaction to last week's attack on Republican congressmen at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., which left four injured.
"After the horrific shooting at the Republican Congressional Baseball practice, there will likely be calls for special privileges to protect politicians," Rep. Massie said in a statement. "Our reaction should instead be to protect the right of all citizens guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to self-defense. I do not want to extend a special privilege to politicians, because the right to keep and bear arms is not a privilege, it is a God-given right protected by our Constitution."
And the listening-viewing video audience died laughing. Literally: The audience died.
Just kidding. But that could almost be true.
Go here to enjoy the wit and wisdom of failed presidential candidate but rather successful 5-star grifter Hillary Rodham Clinton.
But before you go, a question: Who is more real -- Wonder Woman or Hillary Clinton?
Yeah, that's a hard one. Well, maybe not.
Evidence -- Matt Walsh writes:
The LGBT community has been celebrating an 8-year-old drag queen who goes by the name "Lactatia."
The child has been "performing" in sexually charged drag shows in Montreal since he was 7.
His "supportive" (read: abusive, insane, barbaric, Satanic) parents have encouraged his continued sexual exploitation.
His mom even does his makeup for him.
So, his mom is "affirming." All must be well. Except it's not.
Mark Hodges reports at LifeSiteNews:
A Christian athlete with the U.S. national soccer team has listed "personal reasons" for bowing out of games where her team will be wearing gay "pride" rainbow jerseys in support of homosexuality.
U.S. Women's Soccer announced late last month that during June their teams will wear rainbow "Pride" jerseys, in honor of homosexuality "pride" month. During June, the team plays two international "friendlies."
Team member and outspoken Christian Jaelene Hinkle has pulled out of those matches "for personal reasons." U.S. Soccer did not replace Hinkle on their roster for the June games.
Walter E. Williams writes:
Ask any black person which political party has been black people's political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party. Asked which political party has been hostile to blacks, they'd say the Republican Party with similar unanimity.
For better answers, check out Prager University's five-minute clip "The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party," by Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. . . .
Since its founding in the late 1820s, the Democratic Party has defended slavery, started the Civil War and opposed Reconstruction. The Democratic Party imposed segregation. Its members engaged in the lynchings of blacks and opposed the civil rights acts of the 1950s and '60s. During Reconstruction, hundreds of black men were elected to Southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the U.S. Congress by 1900. The Democratic Party did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935. . . .
Trevor Thomas writes at American Thinker:
After the recent attack on Manchester by Islamic terrorists, British author and journalist Douglas Murray provided a simple two-word suggestion for what might help prevent future such violence in Great Britain: "less Islam."
To bolster his point, Murray pointed out that, "countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have very little Islam and very little Islamic terror. By contrast, France has a great amount of Islam and a great amount of Islamic terror.” Of course, Islamic apologists "promptly went bananas" (Murray's words) . . . .
But the real-world results of Obama's "dispassionate" routine are anything but bloodless, as the "world largely went to Hell" on Obama's watch, said Steyn yesterday during an appearance on Tucker Carson Tonight.
Merkel's oppressive politically correct Germany apparently has no sense of humor, freedom, or national survival.
By the way, according to HeatStreet, 62-year-old Jutta B. "had her home raided and was arrested by police for the 'crime' of sharing an image on Facebook captioned 'Do you have anything against refugees?'"
Just pluck that ripe fruit, Islam. It's begging you. Just pluck that ripe German fruit. And devour.
Bestselling military historian Patrick O'Donnell writes about D-Day, June 6, 1944, at Breitbart:
"We were about two hundred feet from the beach when a shell blew off the front of our landing craft, destroying the ramp,” recalled Ray Alm from B Company of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, which landed on Omaha's deadly Dog Green Beach at approximately 7:40 a.m. on D-Day.
"My two best buddies were right in front of me, and they were both killed. I was holding a .45 pistol and carrying a bazooka with eight shells; it was so heavy that I just went right under the water. So I had to let everything go except the shells . . . ."
"A shooting in Orlando's industrial area left multiple people dead Monday morning, officials said," Fox News is reporting.
"The shooting comes a week before the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, also in Orlando, where 49 people were fatally shot by Omar Mateen, an Islamic extremist," Fox reports.
10:18 Update: apparently not a terror incident, according to sources, WFTV 9 reports.
Watch WFTV 9 live stream.
From a Liberty Counsel press statement:
Northland Community Church and Pastor Joel Hunter hosted the Orlando LGBT event, "Elevating the Dialogue on LGBTQ Inclusion and Understanding in the Church," on May 18, with the apparent purpose to "affirm" LGBTQ by distorting the Bible and changing church doctrine. (emphasis added)
Prior to attending the event, attendees were encouraged to complete a survey. The survey was created by The Reformation Project (TRP), a so-called "Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization" that works "to promote inclusion of LGBT people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity" with the goal for a global church that fully affirms LGBT people.
The survey was quickly removed from the internet after Liberty Counsel's previous press release was distributed. (emphasis added)
Read the entire press statement from Liberty Counsel.
The BBC reports:
A new book by Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien is going on sale -- 100 years after it was first conceived.
Beren and Lúthien has been described as a "very personal story" that the Oxford professor thought up after returning from the Battle of the Somme.
It was edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and contains versions of a tale that became part of The Silmarillion.
The book features illustrations by Alan Lee, who won an Academy Award for his work on Peter Jackson's film trilogy.
See the book's page at Amazon.