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Imposing Massachusetts Gun Laws on Rest of Country Relies on Selective Deception

This politically powerful Massachusetts violence monopolist intends to force his disarmament demands on you by diktat, ordering agents of the state destroy you if you don’t obey. (Senator Edward J. Markey/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “As Massachusetts shows, strong gun-safety laws work,” a Thursday Boston Globe editorial by columnist Scot Lehigh claims. “Other states should follow suit.” Evidently two “reports” from sources we are supposed to accept as unbiased, the Centers for Disease...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Cdc, Senate, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Bloomberg, Chicago, Alaska, John F Kennedy, Resistance, Republic, Biden, Globe

Only Idiots Believe in Banning Gun Shows & Universal Background Checks

Only small-brain idiots believe banning gun shows will keep you safe! USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Why only small-brain idiots believe banning gun shows will keep you safe! Where do criminals get their guns? The Bureau of Justice Statistics is part of the Department of Justice. In 2019 they published a study on criminal use of firearms and the source of those firearms. A link to that publication is at the end of this article. The report is the result of a 2016 survey of prisoners and was published ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, America, Chicago, House, States, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Biden, Illinois, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Nra, Los Padres, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns

Pure+ Uptown Collection by Architex

Architex adds to the Pure+ product line with the Pure+ Uptown collection—hip, fashion-forward fabrics that evoke the urban dynamism of this trendy locale. Each of the five patterns offers a distinctive look and feel, yet the whole collection coheres around the excitement of this fast-moving city—“channeling the Chicago-cool neighborhood with a penchant for fashion, jazz and the eclectic.” Choices include the classic cool of Puredeco, the clean and groovy lines of Puremod, and t...
Tags: Books, Chicago, Textiles, Fabric, Surfaces, Oeko Tex, Architex, Polyester Fabric, Stain-resistant Fabric, Pure+ Uptown Collection, Puredeco, Puremod, Purebotanica

Why the Flood of Musician Memoirs? An Exploration by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #84

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_84_2-13-21.mp3 There’s been an explosion of rock and roll autobiographies in recent years, with pretty much every music legend (and many others) being invited by some publisher or other to write or dictate their story. What’s the particular appeal of this kind of recounting, what’s the connection between writing and reading these books on the one hand and producing and listening to the actual music on t...
Tags: Google, Books, Music, Podcasts, College, Chicago, Rolling Stone, Mark, Laura, Facebook Twitter, Debbie Harry, John Andrew Fredrick, Oakland Press, Andy Powell, Chris Frantz, Jim Peterik

Fight for Fifteen, or Fight the Future?

Fast Food Workers of the World, Unite! You have nothing to lose but your jobs!"At a McDonald's drive-thru in a Chicago suburb, customers may notice something different about the voice that takes their orders for Big Macs and fries. "Welcome to McDonald's, what can I get for you?" it asks in a welcoming, unmistakably feminine tone. While the voice sounds helpful, it's also stilted and monotonous enough for the average customer to figure out they're being served by a computer, not a human. It's a ...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Siri, Cnn, Chicago, Kids These Days, Alexa, Gadgetry, Tam, Don, McDonald, Richardson, White Castle, Pasadena California, Money Makes The World Go 'round, Lucy Brady McDonald

Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Twenty-One; v1, 26 Feb 2021

Sixteen short stories gathered from magazines and newspapers, including some antique science fiction by Francis Flagg, another "Glencannon" tale by Guy Gilpatric, and other familiar names such as H Bedford-Jones, J U Giesy and Miles J Breuer. Includes cumulative index of Past masters to date. 1: The Glasgow Smasher / Guy Gilpatric 2: The Dancer in the Crystal / Francis Flagg 3: The Superman of Dr Jukes / Francis Flagg 4: A Will and a Way / W. W. Jacobs 5: Chicago Confetti / William J Rollin...
Tags: Books, Chicago, ePub Books, Jacobs, Albert Kinross, Bedford Jones, Miles J Breuer, Gilpatric, Francis Flagg, Guy Gilpatric, Giesy, Jukes Francis Flagg, William J Rollins Jr, Ardathia Francis Flagg, Toc Toc Birds, Katharine Tynan

‘Love Is an Ex-Country’ author Randa Jarrar describes detainment in new memoir

Randa Jarrar had intended to visit her sister in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where her sibling teaches music to children, but things didn’t go as planned. The award-winning author of “A Map of Home,” “Him, Me, Muhammad Ali” and the new memoir “Love Is an Ex-Country,” was detained at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, confined within what she refers to as the “Arab room.” After more than two hours of waiting and questioning, which she recounts in vivid detail, Jarrar writes that she was denied en...
Tags: Books, Guantanamo, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Palestine, West Bank, Muhammad Ali, Southern California, Ramallah, Redlands, Ben Gurion

American Gardens: Didn’t love the series and the book is worse

It’s a complete miss and it’s sad. Anyone who opens American Gardens—the book that accompanies Monty Don’s BBC TV series by the same name—expecting to be wowed by spectacular photography and glowing prose about Yankee gardening prowess needs to lower his or her expectations. Hard. Keep in mind that Don is a beloved garden presenter whose Gardener’s World is wonderfully personal and specific and that his other books are, rightly, very highly regarded. Unfortunately, this book suffers from the sa...
Tags: Gardening, Bbc, Chicago, Frank Gehry, Central Park, Anish Kapoor, Don, Lurie, Cardillo, Yankee, Longwood, Monticello, Dan Hinkley, American gardens, David Culp, Rob Cardillo

Below The Radar – HR 880 amend the Consumer Product Safety Act

Joe Biden signing one Executive Order after another, despite during the Presidential campaign calling rule by Executive Order that of a dictatorship. United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- As we noted with the re-introduction of the Sabika Sheikh Firearms Licensing and Registration Act as HR 127, bad bills often turn up in Congress after Congress. But Sheila Jackson Lee is not the only member of the House of Representatives bringing back a bad bill. Chicago’s Robin Kelly is, too, and her terrible i...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, Reagan, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, House Of Representatives, Nra, House Senate, Harold, CPSC, Institute for Legislative Action, Sheila Jackson Lee, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

Sensing a dearth of popular support for their gun control schemes, anti-gun politicians are urging President Joe Biden to act unilaterally to restrict firearms. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Following a year filled with the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread civil unrest, Americans are in no rush to enact further gun controls. According to data from a January Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans are satisfied with the current gun control laws. The poll also found that 9 percent of American...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Chicago, Department Of Justice, Biden, Baltimore, Eric Garcetti, Michael Bloomberg, Louisville

LaPierre to Newsmax’ Grant Stinchfield: ‘NRA Is Strong Financially’

NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre appeared on Grant Stinchfield’s Newsmax broadcast. (Screen snip, YouTube, Newsmax) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Insisting the National Rifle Association is “strong financially,” embattled Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told Newsmax talk host Grant Stinchfield in a televised interview the organization is growing by “about 1,000 (members) a day” and intimated that the current legal and financial troubles are politically motivated and not just about him. “So much of t...
Tags: New York, Texas, Guns, Washington Post, US, Joe Biden, Chicago, Aclu, Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, New York State, James, Cuomo, Nra, U S Supreme Court, McDonald

‘Binti’ novelist Nnedi Okorafor reveals how new book reflects back on the pandemic

In her latest work, “Remote Control,” author Nnedi Okorafor notes the 2020 pandemic in passing, referring to it as a moment in history that’s being recalled years later in a fictional future. The award-winning author of the Binti trilogy, the Akata series and works such as “Lagoon” and “Who Fears Death,” Okorafor was finishing up edits on “Remote Control” during a COVID-19 lockdown. “I had that thing that almost every science fiction writer who is writing something set in the future has to conte...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Marvel Comics, Hulu, Ghana, Southern California, Amazon Studios, San Fernando Valley, Fatima, Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor

Kyle Rittenhouse Bond Hearing Held, DA Smears, Judge Corrects

Screen shot from the hearing, cropped scaled and text added by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 11 February 2021, there was a hearing requested by the Kenosha District Attorney’s office in the self-defense case involving Kyle Rittenhouse. The shooting occurred during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 25 August 2020. Judge Schroeder of Kenosha presided over the virtual hearing, which was done on Zoom. The hearing was contentious. Judge Schroeder schooled DA Thomas Binger on the la...
Tags: Guns, Court, Department Of Defense, Chicago, Arizona, Anthony, Kenosha, Kyle, Antioch, Richards, Kenosha County, Keating, Schroeder, Huber, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin

Denver Firearm Range Thrives by Focusing on Diverse Gun Ownership

By Larry Keane The NSSF reports that African Americans among the largest growing portion of new gun owners. IMG PCS/NAAGA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Anubis Heru did the math. With solid numbers, he just needed to provide education, training, and space for practice to a record-high new customer base. Heru launched Denver’s 1770 Armory and Gun Club, the Mile High City’s first Black-owned gun club, so the thousands of new local gun owners felt welcomed and comfortable. “We have a huge responsibil...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, America, Joe Biden, Chicago, Portland, Biden, Smith, Denver, Kamala Harris, Pittsburgh, Campbell, IMG, U S House of Representatives, Derrick Morgan

Below The Radar – Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2021

Resistance Anti Gun Laws Protest United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While a lot of attention is rightfully being paid to the threat posed by HR 127, the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act that we have covered earlier this month and in the last Congress, there are other bills targeting our Second Amendment rights. As of this writing, a search for the term “firearm” under legislation in the 117th Congress reveals 29 entries. Not all of them are massive assaults on our rights. So...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, Reagan, Chicago, United States, Baltimore, Usc, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, Institute for Legislative Action, Jackson Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee

Rick Springfield celebrates 40th anniversary of ‘Working Class Dog’ with new film and novel

Rick Springfield can’t wait to get on the road again to play live shows when the coronavirus pandemic fades and concerts are safe again. “We’re all anxious to get out and play again,” he says by phone from his home in Malibu recently. “And I think audiences are desperate to get that communal thing going again, too. Everybody’s missing that.” But while the pandemic forced most live shows to cancel, including the co-headlining dates Springfield had booked with the band Chicago last summer, the mus...
Tags: Books, Music, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Beverly Hills, Streaming, Rick Springfield, Norwich, Malibu, Valentine, Saban Theatre

Democrats File the First of Many Anti-Rights Bills Aimed at Gun Owners

The Biden-Harris ticket could spell the end of the Second Amendment if elected. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat politicians said they wanted to disarm us. The Democrats didn’t wait long. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden would love to see action on gun control. The President promised to act on day one on this issue. This is an issue he is personally committed to. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee filed two gun control bills, House resolutions 125 and 127. ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, California, White House, Time, US, Fbi, Chicago, United States, House, Gun Control, Democrat, Biden, Baltimore, Nra, Lee

Winning In 2022 And 2024 Requires A Coalition

Take Action Time to Act United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- If there is one lesson that we should take from some recent events, it is that removing anti-Second Amendment extremism from the levers of power at the federal, state, and local level is going to require a lot of work. Part of that work will involve building bridges, often to those who are most affected by the failures we have seen anti-Second Amendment extremists use their calls to attack our rights to distract their ill-served constit...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, America, Reagan, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Nra, Harold, Institute for Legislative Action, Daines, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, Eric Swalwell Sheila Jackson Lee

The GardenRant Story

To help celebrate GardenRant’s 15th anniversary this year, I’ve pulled together the story of how it started, how it continued through changes in life circumstances and technical crises, and how it’s changed my own life. Michele Owens – fit, classy, and boy can she write. Early Gardenblogging and Scheming Gardenblogging noticeably debuted in about 2005, with a dozen or so of us across the country posting and reading/commenting on each others’ blogs.  It was fun. Google Reader (RIP) made it ea...
Tags: Google, Europe, Gardening, Mississippi, Maryland, Wales, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Tennessee, Connecticut, Buffalo

Finding autumn…and art: A Letter to The Midwest

November 28, 2020 Lovettsville, VA Dear Scott, Thanks for your letter of 16 November.  A good and thoughtful letter, which had me laughing.  I wish you two lived closer so I could have a dose of that humor around our dinner table.  I believe the table is six foot from one end to the other, so if you and Michele took one end and Mike and I took the other, and we threw the vol au vents back and forth after a quick spritz of Clorox, we’d still be following guidelines. We’d be happy for the company....
Tags: Amazon, Gardening, London, California, Chicago, Western Australia, Cincinnati, Mao, East Africa, Mike, Kate Rusby, Michele, Robert Frost, Nessa, Lurie Garden, Barnsley Nightingale

Excuse-Making for Pfleger Illustrates Gulf Between Media and Normal People

Choosing perceived citizen disarmament gains over a thorough investigation of sex abuse claims, Gabby Giffords didn’t let accusations against Joe Biden stop her from supporting him. So don’t expect her to treat accusations against Michael Pfleger any differently. (Father Michael Pfleger/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“Two brothers on Monday detailed sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of the Rev. Michael Pfleger more than four decades ago, with one saying the abuse ‘destroyed...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Guns, Joe Biden, Chicago, Resistance, Air Force, Illinois, Matthew, Chicago Sun Times, Neil, Steinberg, Pfleger, Gabby Giffords, David Codrea, Michael Pfleger

Tod Goldberg unleashes gangsters and more into ‘The Low Desert,’ his new story collection

Tod Goldberg was worn out. From 2014 to 2017, he’d cranked out three novels back to back to back, including the first two books of his acclaimed Gangsterland series about a Chicago mob hitman who makes himself over as a Las Vegas rabbi. “I was just really, really tired,” Goldberg says via Zoom from his home in Indio recently. “And I had already sold the next novel in the series, so I knew I was going to write another one. Related: 5 authors Tod Goldberg recommends you should read right now “I al...
Tags: Amazon, Books, California, Washington, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, David Cohen, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Southern California, Goldberg, MFA, Coachella Valley, University of California Riverside

Outagamie Man Sentenced to Fed Prison for Unlawful Sale of Silencers

An Outagamie county man was sentenced to federal prison for the unlawful sale of silencers iStock-935671782 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on January 12, 2021, U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Jerry Lee Olson (age: 63) to six months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release after Olson pled guilty to unlawfully transferring a firearm silencer, in violation of Title 26, United States Code,...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Chicago, United States, Wisconsin, Justice Department, Timothy, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, Olson, Krueger, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Outagamie County, Shooting Industry News, Eastern District of Wisconsin, William C Griesbach

Look for this bounty of new books from Southern California authors

It’s time for new books! In a regular year, we book nerds are excited enough about the prospect of cracking the spine on an unknown story. Or swiping, if you read on your favorite device. (Me, I prefer the intoxicating smell of pages.) Lucky for us, 2021 is bringing a bounty of books from Southern California authors of all ilk, so rejoice! Jump up and down, even, it’s good for you. And then run to preorder — which is good for the bookstores, the booksellers, and most importantly, the local autho...
Tags: Books, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Cameron, Joan Didion, Chrissy Teigen, Southern California, Venice Beach, Bella, J Simpson

North and South: Anti-gunners Targeting State Preemption Statutes

Lawmakers in at least three state capitals are considering laws to repeal state preemption statutes. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun lawmakers in at least three states are pushing legislation to undo state firearms preemption statutes in an effort to return to the days when gun owners could easily fall victim to legal rat traps by crossing an invisible line between two jurisdictions with gun laws that might conflict with one another. Legislation has been introduced in Florida, Oregon, and W...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, US, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Chicago, House, Portland, Capitol Hill, Hackney, Bill, Seattle

Democrats Imposing Measures on Citizens They Condemn for ‘Undocumented’ Foreigners

Madam Speaker makes sure she'll be protected. You, not so much. (Nancy Pelosi/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Following the January 6 insurrection, a seven-foot, non-scalable fence was added around the Capitol Hill complex,” Business Insider reveals in a Sunday article on “ramped up” security for the Biden inauguration. “Barbed wire sits atop the fence, providing an additional barrier to entry to the grounds.” “This morning while in that half-awake /half-asleep state, out of nowhere I th...
Tags: Facebook, Voting, Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Chicago, United States, Washington Dc, House, Kabul, Capitol Hill, Associated Press

Shopper’s Diary: A Poet-Collector Opens Pidgin in Upstate NY

At a time when so many of us are starved for inspirational browsing, news of Kostas Anagnopoulos’s recently-opened upstate New York antiques shop, Pidgin, sent ripples of excitement throughout the design world. Kostas himself could relate: since his purchase of a pelican-shaped Art Deco bottle opener at the age of 14 , he’s been on the hunt. “I think all antique and vintage dealers who go into business do so in part because they’ve been accumulating for so long that it’s just time to practice de...
Tags: Books, New York, Greece, Minneapolis, France, Toronto, Gifts, Chicago, New York State, Upstate Ny, Puglia Italy, West Side, Jesse, Upstate New York, Gonzalez, Transylvania

This Kitchen Garden System Adds Microgreens (and Alexa) To Your Lockdown Diet

When it comes to indoor gardening you basically have to go big or go home. Anyone who has started seedlings in the kitchen and hoped to get some basil or thyme out of the process knows that it’s easy to get a sprout but hard to get a plant. Chicago-based Rise Gardens hopes to change that.Read more...
Tags: Gardening, Science, Chicago, Alexa, Rise Gardens, CES 2021

Will Accusation of Child Sexual Abuse ‘Snuff Out’ Michael Pfleger?

Fists against violence: Pfleger and teenage fanboy David Hogg captured in a moment of mutual admiration… (Father Michael Pfleger / Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Prominent Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger has been asked to step away from ministry following a decades-old child sexual abuse allegation, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Tuesday,” WGN9 reports. “According to a letter sent from Cardinal Blase Cupich to the St. Sabina community, Father Pfleger has been accused of sexu...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Joe Biden, Chicago, Resistance, Irs, Background Checks, Pfleger, Snuffy, Sabina, David Codrea, Michael Pfleger, Red Flag, Blase Cupich, Gun Rights News

NAACP’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Lies Won’t Die with DeWine’s Bill Approval

“The NAACP will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed.” Only one problem: A Stand Your Ground defense was not presented. (NAACP/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed a controversial ‘stand your ground’ bill that would eliminate Ohio’s ‘duty to retreat’ before using force in self-defense,” Cleveland.com reports. “The governor had previously hinted that...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Abc, Chicago, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Ohio, Resistance, Cleveland, St Louis, Naacp, Tamir Rice, Cincinnati, Rice, Communist Party

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