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Kanye West Becoming a Voice of Reason?

Yeezy is raising some eyebrows with his latest Tweets. Yesterday, he tweeted that he likes the way Candace Owens thinks.

Owens is a conservative African American who has been critical of the Black Lives Matters movement. She’s the communications director for Turning Point USA and has her own YouTube channel where she often criticizes liberal policies. She’s also a strong Trump supporter.

On Fox and Friends this morning, she thanked Kanye for his support, adding that “Kanye West does not really want to fold to controversy. If you look at things historically, Kanye West has really represented the battering ram against political correctness.”

Liberals were immediately upset by West’s tweet.

Then today, West began fighting back, tweeting in favor of differing opinions and railing against the thought police.

Hate to say it but Kanye is making a lot of sense here. And it’s kind of refreshing to see a celebrity thinking oppositely of how people think he should.

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Charlie Kirk Unwelcome at Parkland High School

Charlie Kirk, the founder and executive director of Turning Point USA, was recently invited to speak to students about the right to bear arms by outspoken 2A advocate and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school student Kyle Kashuv.

Kirk was excited about the opportunity, posting on his Twitter account that “I have been invited by students at Parkland high school to come as a guest speaker in the coming 2 weeks. I excitedly accept and look forward to discussing our right to bear arms in front of a captive student audience This is of course unless I get blocked by the administration.”

Twenty-four hours later, school administrators vetoed the idea, stating through spokesperson Cathleen Brennan that “The school’s administration has met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus.”

In addition to students protesting the event, some parents suggested that Kirk and Kashuv hold their forum off campus because the wounds of the school shooting are still too fresh.

Kashuv believes school administrators are trying to silence pro-Second Amendment discussion. He also points out NBA player Dwyane Wade visited the school after meeting with victim’s parents and donating to March for Our Lives.

Since the event can’t be held on campus, Kirk and Kashuv will be holding it off campus at a location to be determined.

 

 

Dana Loesch Gets Apology from Yashar Ali; Called “Terrorist” by Kathleen Rice

Dana Loesch has been brutally attacked the last couple weeks by journalists (and now even a congresswoman) on the left who claim she uses the word “fist” instead of “fisk” in this NRA ad.

Fisk, in case you didn’t know, basically means to fact check and in the ad, Loesch calls for fact-checking of the NY Times. The NRA video series is called “Clenched Fist of Truth.” As you can imagine, things got nasty on Twitter toward Loesch AND liberals claimed she was inciting violence against the newspaper.

However, Yashar Ali of New York Magazine, Huff Post and Mother Jones decided things had gone a bit too far and issued this apology to Loesch yesterday.

Dana graciously accepted his apology.

But before the dust settled on the previous attack from Ali, she was then dealt ANOTHER blow from New York Congresswoman, Kathleen Rice, who decided to call Dana and ALL members of the NRA domestic security threats under the Trump administration.

Conservative women like Loesch are increasingly being attacked by members of the left, especially those who strongly support the Second Amendment. Calling Dana and ALL members of the NRA terrorists is completely outrageous and infuriating.

Many NRA members are former and current members of our military. More importantly, they are LEGAL gun owners who follow their state regulations for buying and carrying firearms.

Rice should apologize to Dana and the millions of NRA (and non-NRA) gun owners she just insulted. However, according to a statement from her spokesperson,  it doesn’t look like that will be happening anytime soon.

#IStandWithDana.

-K

No surprise here: Left to rally for Colin Kaepernick

In a year of endless marches from our friends on the left, there is yet another march, wait…sorry, I’m being told this one is a rally, planned. However, instead of hitting the pavement for science, women’s rights, one-legged puppies, or illiterate mice, the left will be getting together to show support for another cause near and dear to their wittle hearts: Colin Kaepernick.

Yes, the party that claims to be for the working man, the middle class, and the underprivileged will rally, showing support ….wait for it……yes, for a multi-millionaire.

But hold onto your brains, friends, the stupidity is strong with this one as it gets even more ironic. The flyer promoting the soiree, which is being called “United We Stand Rally for Colin Kaepernick,” displays a picture of the controversial quarterback….kneeling.

The idea behind the waste-of-time rally is that the currently unemployed Mr. Kaepernick is being blackballed by the National Football League. As you’ll recall Kaepernick infamously began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans at the hands of police officers.

Now, freedom of speech is a right afforded to every American. The idea that we can express an idea, no matter how controversial, in any nonviolent manner, is one of the basic fundamental tenets of our country.

And if multi-millionaire Kaepernick wants to kneel, making a political statement in the process, so be it. Go for it, buddy. However, one thing people often forget about freedom of speech is that just because we have the right to express what we want, we aren’t free from the ramifications of that speech. If individual teams decide they’d rather not sign the social justice warrior poster boy because they’d rather not deal with the controversy, well, tough luck. Get this: the owners actually own the team and can decide who they want to employ, imagine that. I want to be in the NBA, I demand the Pacers sign me, everybody let’s rally!!

And for those who say Kaepernick is being blackballed, where is the proof? If you’re going to make such an allegation, provide us with something concrete.

Now, free speech aside, the National Football League is a cutthroat, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately business. If you don’t perform, chances are you aren’t gonna be around long. And Kapernick hasn’t performed.

In 2016, leading the 49ers to a 2-14 record, Kaepernick threw for a little more than 2,200 yards, 16 touchdowns, four interceptions, lost seven fumbles and completed just 59 percent of his passes.  In 2015,  his numbers were even worse as the team finished with a 5-11 record.

Not real gaudy numbers, huh? But, yes, Kaepernick deserves even more money to be mediocre to bad.

But the whole thing gets even better.  The rally, being organized by filmmaker Spike Lee, is marching/rally to NFL headquarters in NYC. That’s all fine and great, but the NFL doesn’t employ any of the players, the individual teams do. So, it would make much more sense to march/rally at the New York Giants or the New York Jets HQ, but hey, enjoy yourselves.

Also, now the whole thing is just way too much for one writer/director to handle.

Director and writer Adam McKay, the man behind several Will Ferrell flicks, will not tune into another NFL game until Kaepernick is signed.

Virtue signaling at its worse.

Oh, the horror! What will the NFL do without Mr. McKay’s eyeballs watching their extremely profitable product?!

I’m sure other self-righteous celebs will soon take similar stands. So you’ll want to keep an eye out for that.

Kaepernick or no Kaepernick, the NFL season is on the horizon.  I, for one, will be watching, as difficult as this year may be for a Colts fan.

-BZ

Another day, another march

Ever since Donald Trump became president, the left has become obsessed with exercise. However, their choice workout is without question, walking. More specifically, marching. They continually ignore their upper body, and instead choose to exert physical stamina marching here, there and everywhere. Their arms, chest and most importantly, brain are completely ignored.

But seriously, the women have marched, the “scientists” have marched, those concerned about global warning and the geniuses worried about worker and immigrant rights have marched. These boots were made for marchin’ and they are gonna march all over you, until you completely agree with me and give me what I want!

Now, unlike conservative speakers on state-funded college campuses, liberals have every right to exercise their First Amendment rights. They can yell, stomp, shout and carry all the signs they want to their hearts’ content. That’s America. We may not like or agree with what they say, but stifling free speech anywhere is a danger to free speech everywhere.

But, they should probably better organize these things, and pace them out, they’re going to wear themselves out. Seriously, was it necessary to have both a march for science and a march for the climate? Also, Sunday there was a march for the climate and then the very next day, there was a march for “workers’ and immigrants’ rights.” Never mind, the march intended to secure workers’ rights was held on…. a Monday afternoon, when most people are at work. Is irony lost on these people?

Well, I for one just can’t wait for the next one. Oh, what will it be? The march to save the Pandas? The march for vegan, overweight, transexuals and their right to scratch themselves like a cat? The march to change the smurfs from blue to fuchsia? The possibilities are literally endless.

Pace yourselves liberals, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Portland Rose Parade Shut Down After “Antifascists” Threaten Republican Marchers

The assault against conservative free speech is at it again – this time in Portland, Oregon. After an “antifascist” group learned that the Multnomah County Republican Party was set to march in the 10th annual Rose Festival parade, they sent a threatening e-mail to parade organizers that pledged to protest and interrupt the parade this coming weekend.

“You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely.” The e-mail went on to say that unless the parade organizers canceled the Republican’s spot in the parade, that the protest could get violent and 200 people would “rush into the parade” and “drag and push” those marching with the Republican Party. “This is non-negotiable” and “We will not give one inch to groups who espouse hatred toward LGBT, immigrants, people of color or others,” it said.

The “antifascist” groups Oregon Students Empowered and Direct Action Alliance claimed to be behind the scheduled protests, but deny that anyone from their organization sent the threatening e-mail.

So what did the parade organizers do? Why, they gave in to the bullies and canceled a decade old tradition, citing safety concerns for the citizens of Portland. So much for taking a stand for free speech and expression.

This is just the latest in a string of canceled events where protesters threatened violence over politics they don’t agree with. Each time free speech and expression is shut down, Constitutional rights are violated. It’s time to grow a spine and start standing up for freedom and if that means bringing in the police or the National Guard to keep peace, so be it.

-K

 

UC, Berkeley: Not so free speech

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Free speech is a cornerstone, an invaluable component upon which our nation and our democracy are built. The First Amendment guarantees us this ability to express ourselves without fear of repercussion from the government. Without free speech and the ability to fully live out ones beliefs what do we really have?

Spoiler: Not much.

Instead, what we end up with is a government body deciding which opinions are valid, deserved to be heard and which ones must be silenced. Essentially, what we end up with is the University of California, Berkeley. The historically liberal institution refused to provide access to a room for conservative commentator and author, Ann Coulter to speak, despite the fact that she was invited by the school’s College Republican group.

Now, Ms. Coulter some may say she expresses extremely provocative and outrageous opinions at times. And those of you probably wouldn’t be wrong either. However, to attempt to silence someone simply because they hold a differing opinion on a given topic, or even hold a different worldview is absurd and to have it done by a government-funded institution, like the University of California, Berkeley, is downright chilling.

The school says their main concern was safety and any riots that may occur due to Ms. Coulter’s presence on campus. If her giving a speech on a college campus is threatening and harmful, then we’re in a rather sorry state. To think college students would be so ill-equipped and unable to mentally process an idea contradictory to their sheltered worldview is laughable beyond measure.

Quite frankly, such mentally inferior students should probably grow up and grow a pair. Instead of formulating a coherent rebuttal to an argument or an idea that challenges their preconceived worldview, they respond like this.

In the clip below, comedian Bill Maher holds nothing back on the situation.

And then there’s former Democratic National Chair and presidential candidate Howard Dean on the subject.

How is it that a comedian can grasp this concept and a former governor can’t? Even the ACLU gets it.

I wholeheartedly disagree with Bernie Sanders, but that crazy socialist, who apparently has never heard of the comb, has every right to spout his nonsense. Howard Dean wants to continue to showcase how ill-informed he is on the First Amendment? Fine, go for it, Howie. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren can pollute bookshelves with her literary works all she wants, I don’t care.

The big question remains: How free is free speech if we’re only willing to tolerate speech we agree with?

Spoiler: Not at all.

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