Media ignores new threats of violence from NBPs & shooting at FRC

Wednesday morning, TheBlaze reported that a a security guard was shot and wounded at the conservative Family Research Council headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.

It was reported that the gunman walked into the building’s lobby around 10:45AM and was confronted by the security guard asking him where he was going. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the Washington Post that the gunman then pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the guard before being wrestled to the ground, disarmed, and later taken into FBI custody.

The man was later identified as Floyd Corkins, a 28-year-old from Virginia. The shooter reported posed as an intern and was carrying a Chick-fil-A bag during the attack, and, after being disarmed, told the guard, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.” Corkins had been volunteering at a LGBT community center.

This morning on radio, Glenn reacted to the shooting and the media coverage (or lack thereof) that it has been given.

Glenn pointed out that this was a “terrorist shooting," making sure to differentiating it from a workplace shooting.

“Let’s be very clear, an LGBT supporter and volunteer goes in and shoots someone because of their viewpoint,” Glenn said.

Glenn explained that, of course, the responsibility of an act like this falls on the shooter, but those that are excusing it also hold a responsibility to tell the truth and expose these acts of violence and why they occur.

“The media, our government, no one is paying attention to these things and it will only compound,” he said transitioning to how the Justice Department is dropping the case against the New Black Panthers despite the increasing number of threats they’re making.

It’s not simply that the media ignores things like this shooting or the racist, violent threats that come from the New Black Panthers, while magnifying groups like the KKK, trying to pin violent acts on the Tea Party that they are completely unassociated with, and their continued attempts to paint the right in a violent, racist light. It’s that they’re ignoring these threats, or worse, mocking those who expose them – it’s dangerous.

“We told you for the last few months about the Black Panthers, you can dismiss the Black Panthers all you want. I hope we can all laugh at them, but I don't hear the same attitude on the KKK. I don't think the KKK is funny. I don't think they're just a silly group of people. I think the KKK is a dangerous group of haters. I think the KKK should be watched. I want to know who the members of the KKK are, if they live around me, and I don't want them hiding in the darkness. I want to know who they are because I think they're dangerous,” Glenn said.

Glenn shared an article from the Business Insider, written by Jeffrey Ingersoll. The article basically mocked, Glenn, Breitbart.com, and other conservative organizations for reporting the threats from the New Black Panthers.

“The Black Panthers, a militant black power group from the 1960's, are regrouping and they claim they want to murder as many Caucasian Americans as possible, according to a video on Breitbart.”

“Yeah, a video on Breitbart with their voices on it and them saying it,” Stu sniped backed. “It’s not someone accusing them.”

Here is the latest audio from the NBPs that the BI article is referring to:

 

Glenn went on to read more of what Ingersoll wrote about their coverage of the NBPs and this viscous audio:

“A handful of popular political pundits, like Michelle Malkin, the Breitbart.com gang, and Glenn Beck's crew at The Blaze, are attempting to stoke the flames of fear over the enthusiastic YouTube musings of a few individuals who've forgotten it's no longer the '60s. The pundits also took a turn toward race as they quickly, and predictably, accused Obama of 'looking the other way.'

These are the same people who fiercely advocate for bombing Muslim countries willy nilly and say "10 percent of Muslims are terrorists," but then get mad when a guy with a few screws loose is a bit more hawkish than them”."

Stu quickly pointed out that, “They say 10% of Muslims are terrorists. No. Actually polling shows that. We actually have all the backup documented on the website. Polling from actually left leaning organizations and opinion makers show that between – I think it's 4 and 57% of Muslim countries, depending on which one you're talking about, is – supports the actions of Osama Bin Laden.”

Glenn continued reading the piece:

“The host of Right-Wing blogs exploded recently following the epic rants by New Black Party elements calling for a militarization of their little club. Granted, his language was colorful”.”

Now, after reading that piece poking at prominent conservative figures for their coverage of the New Black Panthers, it would be hard to believe that the Southern Poverty Law Center designated them a ‘right wing hate group.’

Keeping in mind that the mainstream media will spend weeks obsessing over motives of terrorists and criminals, Glenn points out that it’s the job of the media to pay attention to these things, not mock them. Glenn shed light on the words and warnings of Osama bin Laden in 1999. He explained that, “You do that so you warn people, so they pay attention, but nobody paid attention then. Nobody's paying attention now and the press is doing worse than not paying attention.”

The same people that mock conservatives for trying to expose threats against Americans are accusing conservatives and the Tea Party of being terrorists, claiming their anti-big government rants will lead to terrorism.

“Here you have a group of people saying, “Let's go kill babies”. Here you have a group of people that say “let's go drag people out in the streets and beat them to death,” and we have no problem with that?” Glenn questioned.

What makes the words of the New Black Panther’s laughable and those of someone else more dangerous? Especially after such a violent past couple of weeks where there has been a shooting in a movie theater and another in a Temple. It only takes one crazy person, and here we have a group of people discussing brutal violence out in the open.

“We live in a crazy world and the people who are currently in their ivory towers will be out in the parking lot one day kicking rocks, asking themselves what the hell happened. They're putting themselves out of business,” Glenn said. “They're putting themselves into disrepute. They're destroying themselves.”

Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.