Dallas School District Weighing Renaming Schools Named After Franklin, Jefferson And Madison

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H/T The Daily Caller.

These leftist loons are Hell bent on erasing our history.

Dallas Independent School District included schools named after three of America’s Founding Fathers on a list of schools that the district is exploring renaming.

The DISD administration has already recommended renaming four schools named after Confederate generals, including Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The district is conducting additional research on whether to rename at least 20 other schools named after historical figures. The list of schools, posted by DISD board member Dustin Marshall on Facebook Saturday night, includes schools named after Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

“I will not support a name change for Franklin since Benjamin Franklin clearly had many accomplishments that form the basis for why the school was named after him. I don’t believe this school was named after Franklin to send a signal of oppression and control,” Marshall wrote. (Benjamin Franklin Middle School is the only school on the list that falls within Marshall’s district.)

The district is exploring whether to rename the schools on the list because of their namesake’s ties to slavery or the Confederacy, the Dallas Morning News reported(RELATED: SPLC Says Army Bases Are Confederate Monuments That Need To Come Down)

The Dallas City Council recently voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee located in Dallas. The statue came down on Thursday at a cost of approximately $450,000, CBS DFW reported.

President Trump questioned last month whether the removing of statues of Lee and other Confederate figures would lead to the removal of tributes to slave-owning Founding Fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

“So will George Washington now lose his status?” Trump asked. “Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson?”




CCW Weekend: Short-Barrel Pistol Grip Shotguns – Thanks, But…


H/T The  Daily Caller.

Personally I would not want to own or shoot one of these news shotguns.


A few manufacturers have found exploitable loopholes in the National Firearms Act of 1968 and – to the delight of some – are “thumbing their noses” at the authorities and producing short-barrel pistol grip shotguns. They’re marketed for the home defense set, and a coterie of tactical accessories is sure to follow.

A number of people are certainly excited about the Mossberg Shockwave and the Remington Marine Magnum, hailing them as self-defense implements par excellence.

The goal, of course, is to get as close as possible to offering people a sawed-off shotgun while still complying with regulations governing such things; how such guns comply with said regulations is by meeting the overall length requirement (26 inches) and fitting a pistol grip at the factory.

While you can’t put one in a concealed carry holster, this new breed of home defense gun is getting feted as the ultimate home defense weapon. The Marshals carried shotguns just like them for years, after all.

I’ll be sticking with my handgun.

Not that a pistol grip/short-barrel shotgun won’t be effective; it can. There’s no question that long guns will put a bad person down more easily on average than a pistol. It’s just that a shotgun isn’t the manstopper some people think they are. Furthermore, a pistol grip shotgun is going to be harder to shoot well as a full-size.

For starters, there are plenty of recorded instances wherein a malevolent person has been given several rounds of buckshot and kept on coming. During the 1986 Miami Shootout, for instance, both the suspects and agents were hit by shotgun rounds, yet no combatant in that engagement were downed by buckshot. Plenty of other instances are out there as well. In short, even when full-size shotguns are employed, even by professionals, they aren’t necessarily one-shot-stoppers.

A 3-inch 12-gauge shell holds about 7 pellets of 00 buck. When aimed, you’ll know relatively where they’ll pattern. Shot from the hip, not so much. In other words, you still need to be able to shoot it well, which gets harder when you take the stock off a long gun. Recoil can be more than some shooters can handle and aiming without a stock is going to require some adjustment.

Just like with other gimmick guns, if you really want one, get one! Enjoy it! Have a blast. After all, basically all the shooting most people will ever do is going to be at the range, though waterfowlers and other hunters are an exception. Why NOT try something a bit different? Variety, as it’s said, is the spice of life.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a decked-out AR, a Barrett or other .50 BMG, a Desert Eagle and so on. They’re great guns, even if they aren’t going to get the kind of practical use that a Remington 700, Winchester Model 70, Mossberg 500 or Marlin 336 – and so many others – will.

But let’s not pretend that the wheel is going to get reinvented somehow. The breed can always be improved, but the garden variety 12-gauge pump is going to be easier to use, as will a garden variety handgun. A gun that’s easy to shoot accurately is and always will be the best implement of personal defense.

Exclusive: Police Report Indicates Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Planted Computer For Investigators To Find

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H/T The Daily Caller.

Will Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz be charged with any crimes?

A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney.

U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Alongside the laptop were a Pakistani ID card, copies of Awan’s driver’s license and congressional ID badge, and letters to the U.S. attorney. Police also found notes in a composition notebook marked “attorney-client privilege.”

The laptop had the username “RepDWS,” even though the Florida Democrat and former Democratic National Committee chairman previously said it was Awan’s computer and that she had never even seen it.

Awan was banned Feb. 2, 2017, from the congressional computer network because he is a suspect in a cybersecurity investigation, but he still had access to House facilities because Wasserman Schultz continued to employ him.

Wasserman Schultz used a televised May 18, 2017 congressional hearing on the Capitol Police budget to threaten “consequences” if Chief Matthew Verderosa did not give her the laptop. “If a member loses equipment,” it should be given back, she said.

Verderosa told her the laptop couldn’t be returned because it was tied to a criminal suspect. Wasserman Schultz reiterated that, while Awan was a suspect, the computer should be returned because it is “a member’s … if the member is not under investigation.”

She changed her story two months later, claiming it was Awan’s laptop — bought with taxpayer funds from her office — and she had never seen it. She said she only sought to protect Awan’s rights. “This was not my laptop,” she said August 3. “I have never seen that laptop. I don’t know what’s on the laptop.”

Awan, his wife, Hina Alvi, and two of his Pakistani-born brothers are at the center of a joint FBI-Capitol Police cybersecurity criminal investigation of their IT work for dozens of Democratic House members.

Awan was arrested by the FBI at Dulles International Airport July 25, 2017, while trying to board a flight to his native Pakistan and then indicted on four counts of bank fraud in connection with his wire transfer of nearly $300,000 to Pakistan. The bank fraud charges are tangential to the cybersecurity probe.

The circumstances of the laptop’s appearance described in the police report suggest Wasserman Schultz was trying to keep the police from reviewing a laptop that Awan himself may have wanted them to find. The former phone booth room where police found the items is small, and there was no obvious reason to enter it.

Leaving important items there accidentally would seem extremely unlikely, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, former prosecutor, and member of the House Judiciary Committee.

“Imran Awan is a calculating person who made great efforts to cover his tracks, both electronically and physically,” Gohmert told TheDCNF. “Placing that laptop with his personal documents, which may well incriminate him, those he worked for, or both, in the dead of night in a House office building, was a deliberate act by a cunning suspect, and it needs to be investigated.”

Even though the laptop was allegedly used only by an IT aide who worked for numerous members, Wasserman Schultz has hired an outside counsel, William Pittard, to argue that the laptop not be examined. Pittard argued that the speech and debate clause — which only protects a member’s information directly related to legislative duties — should prevent prosecutors from examining the laptop’s contents, TheDCNF has learned. Pittard did not respond to requests for comment.

Pittard, a partner with KaiserDillon, is the former acting general counsel of the House. Hiring an outside counsel to argue the speech and debate clause on behalf of Wasserman Schultz is highly unusual, because the general counsel of the House offers opinions on speech and debate issues for free.

The most recent notable example of a member hiring an outside attorney to argue a more aggressive interpretation is former Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson, who was convicted Aug. 4, 2009 of “using his office to try to enrich himself and relatives through a web of bribes and payoffs involving business ventures in Africa.” Investigators found $100,000 in cash in his freezer.

The collection of documents found in Rayburn tied the laptop to Awan and ensured that police would keep the computer. The reporting officer wrote that when he saw Awan’s name, he recalled guarding an interrogation of him a few months earlier. The “attorney client privilege” notation also prevented police from immediately reviewing some of the papers.

Nonetheless, the officer opened the MacBook and found that its login screen did not have Awan’s username, but rather “RepDWS.”

A police report reviewed by TheDCNF said:

On 4/6/2017 at 0021 hours, with the building closed to the public, AOC informed USCP Rayburn offices of an unattended bag in the phone booth on the 2nd floor. The officer received the open-contents visible bag and prepared a found property report. While reviewing the inventory of the bag contents, the officer found

#1 a Pakistani ID card with the name Mohommed Ashraf Awan
#2 a copy – not original – of a drivers license with name Imran Awan
#3 a copy (front and back) of his congressional ID
#4 an Apple laptop with the homescreen initials ‘RepDWS’
#5 composition notebooks with notes handwritten saying ‘attorney client privilege’ and possibly discussing case details below
#6 loose letters addressed to US Attorney of DC discussing the apparent owner of the bag being investigated.

Approximately 3-4 months ago officer was requested by SAA as police presence of 4 individuals being interviewed, including the bag owner. It is unknown to the officer whether he is still employed.

NH Dem Chair: Rural, Disaffected Voters Are ‘White Supremacists’

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H/T The Daily Caller.

This does not surprise me this is the attitude of the DemocRat Party.

Voters fill out their ballots at the Green Street Community Center on November 8, 2016 in Concord, New Hampshire. After a contentious campaign season, Americans go to the polls today to choose the next president of the United States. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

New Hampshire’s Democratic Party chair referred to rural, disaffected voters as “white supremacists” and “extremists” on Sunday.

WMUR9 told its viewers that Look Ahead America, an organization that reaches out to “disaffected, patriotic Americans” may be headed to New Hampshire next.

“New Hampshire’s going to be, probably, the state we advance to next,” Matt Braynard, the executive director said. “We’ve identified maybe 15,000 inactive voters who we would consider disaffected, patriotic Americans. And potentially 100,000 or more unregistered adults we’re going to reach out to.”

“We’re applying to identify patriotic Americans who’ve become disaffected and cynical, so we can engage them on issues relevant to them, get them registered, get them educated and turn them out to vote,” Braynard explained.

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley doesn’t seem thrilled with the development, however, claiming that the disaffected voters Look Ahead will be working with are “extremists” and “white supremacists.”

“The organizing and activating of these extremists, these white supremacists, really could have a detrimental effect on the entire culture of New Hampshire,” Buckley said.

Buckley doubled down on calling these Americans “white supremacists” in a tweet on Sunday night, slamming the Koch Brothers and former Governor John Sununu for bringing Look Ahead to New Hampshire.

Note Sununu’s & billionaire KochBros’ rush to support effort to engage white supremacists into voting in NH.

Lisa Boothe: ‘I Haven’t Seen’ Dems Denouncing Antifa [VIDEO]


H/T The Daily Caller.

The DemocRats will never denounce Antifa as they are an arm of the DemocRat party.

Screen Shot Lisa Boothe (Fox News: Aug 28, 2017) Screen Shot Lisa Boothe (Fox News: Aug 28, 2017)

Fox News’ Lisa Boothe called out Democrats on Monday for failing to denounce the violent rioting from left-wing Antifa groups.

Boothe said that while Republicans have denounced the white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, VA, she has yet to hear of Democratic leaders doing the same for Antifa, who have attacked peaceful right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley, CA.

“I think what we need to see is marginalizing these hate groups, like we saw when so many people came together to denounce what we saw in Charlottesville,” Boothe said. “Unfortunately, we’re not seeing that same rebuke of groups like Antifa.”

“I have not seen one Democratic leader say that these groups should stop their ways,” she continued. “Where is Congresswoman Barbara Lee who represents the 13th district of California, where is former Speaker Nancy Pelosi who represents the nearby district of the 12th?”

“If we truly want to stamp out hate in this country…it needs to be denounced in all of its forms and I haven’t seen anyone on the left denounce this group,” Boothe concluded.


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New Poll Says Flake Is In Deep Trouble In Arizona GOP Primary


H/T The Daily Caller.

I hope Kelli Ward beats old Flaky Jeff  in the primaries.

Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, one of President Donald Trump’s rivals, should be worried about keeping his Senate seat, according to a poll released Monday.

The JMC Analytics poll said that if the GOP primary for the 2018 election was held over the weekend challenger Kelli Ward would be ahead with 47 percent, and Sen. Flake would be behind with 21 percent. Twenty-nine percent of Republican voters said they were undecided.

Flake and Trump have attacked one another, and Trump recently tweeted, “Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He’s toxic!”

Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake departs after a briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the ongoing fight against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake departs after a briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the ongoing fight against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

This wasn’t a direct endorsement of the former state senator, but Trump allies are certainly behind Ward. A pro-Trump super PAC, Great America PAC, spent $20,000 helping Ward, according to federal election filings. In addition, prominent Trump donor Robert Mercer gave $300,000 to Ward. Mercer previously gave to Ward’s 2016 campaign in which she failed to beat Sen. John McCain in the state’s GOP primary.

One result in Monday’s poll that bodes well for Ward is that 67 percent of likely Republican voters have an unfavorable opinion of Flake and just 22 percent like him. Forty-three percent of those polled have a favorable opinion of Ward. The poll also said that 66 percent of likely GOP voters think someone other than Flake should be the GOP nominee for the 2018 race.

The JMC Analytics poll was conducted on August 26 and August 27 and was of 500 likely Republican voters. It has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

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