It’s Groundhog Day!


It’s Groundhog Day, which means somebody on the left is trying to silence someone on the right.

Jason Howerton:

TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch Will Guest-Host ABC’s ‘The View’ – and the Anti-Gun Crowd Is Already Trying to Shut Her Down

TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch will be guest hosting ABC’s “The View” on Monday — that is, if the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action doesn’t get its way. Additionally, the far-left Media Matters has also come out of the woodwork to pressure on ABC on its “troubling” decision to give Loesch a national platform (which she already has at TheBlaze).

Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, launched her own Twitter campaign on Saturday in protest of Loesch’s upcoming gig on “The View.”

In addition to re-tweeting messaging calling Loesch a “pro-gun extremist,” “hate monger,” and “gun bully,” Watts also repeatedly messaged the official Twitter account of “The View” to express her disappointment in the show for giving someone a platform who she happens to disagree with.

Watts also claimed that Loesch is a paid “shill” of firearms manufacturer Magpul. The only problem with the claim is that it’s not true.

We asked Loesch about the allegation and she couldn’t help but laugh, saying “those checks much be getting lost in the mail.” The conservative personality did attend the “Farewell to Arms” rally held by Magpul back in July, but she certainly wasn’t a paid spokesperson. She said she attended the event with Real Clear Politics and received no money from the gun company.

And there were plenty more tweets attacking ABC for daring to allow Loesch to speak on their network.

The effort is seen by Loesch and her supporters as yet another attempt by the anti-gun crowd to shut down anyone they disagree with.

“Why would Shannon have a problem with another mom standing up for responsible gun ownership and promoting gun safety? She wants to stop education on firearms and gun safety, which is antithetical to what she claims she wants,” Loesch said.

Loesch also revealed that she has invited Watts to appear on her TV show to debate their differences on guns, but she has so far refused to come on the show.

The hashtag #IStandWithDana was trending nationally on Saturday night as the conservative personality’s supporters came out in full force to defend her right to free speech.

As many intelligent people have argued before: True free speech always allows more voices, never less.

Dana Loesch is a young, good-looking, smart, articulate, successful, married mother of two boys. She is also a pro-life, pro-gun, conservative Tea Party Republican who used to work for Andrew Breitbart. Naturally the left despises her.

Just as with Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, and other prominent Republican women, Dana Loesch is the daily target of vile sexist and misogynist venom and vitriol from unhinged progressives who seem to believe that conservative women are gender-traitors or something. They also attack conservative blacks but rarely are they openly racist in their language when they do so.

I am old enough to remember when people on the left supported free speech, or at least pretended to. Nowadays the policy seems to be “shut-down or shout-down” any voices that deviate from progressive orthodoxy.

Was the left always this way? Did I just not see it before?

To be fair, the right hasn’t covered themselves in glory defending free speech. It wasn’t that awful long ago that anyone who opposed the war in Iraq was labeled a terrorist-sympathizer by the bullies on the right. But it is the left that frequently tries to disrupt right-wing speakers, especially on college campuses.

So what if Dana Loesch goes on The View for one day? She’ll still be outnumbered three or four to one. In Dana’s case, that’s a fair fight.

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall

America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. – Michael Douglas as Andrew Shepard in The American President


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110 Responses to It’s Groundhog Day!

  1. The Klown says:
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  3. The Klown says:
    • The Klown says:

      The study of men with sisters was conducted by researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Loyola Marymount University. A report from Stanford about the study concluded, “Watching their sisters do the chores ‘teaches’ boys that housework is simply women’s work, and that leads to a traditional view of gender roles — a position linked to a predilection for Republican politics.”

      What a load of crap!

      • Constance says:

        That is a load of crap, boys with sisters actually interact with them and get the crap beat out of them on occasion. Or they get set up for parental actions by their sisters.

      • Is it any wonder “science” is rapidly losing credibility? I put quotation marks around science because science is actually above reproach. It’s the practitioners of it that have been hijacked by political systems. Sort of like priests once upon a time.

      • wmcb says:

        Men with sisters are more likely to have the REALITIES of gender differences, not the wishful “we are all interchangeable units”, shoved in their face ever day. Thus they learn to appreciate and negotiate those differences. Same for women with brothers.

      • wmcb says:

        The idea that there are zero differences between men and women other than external genitalia is one of the most superstitious, faith-based, unscientific ideas ever to infect mankind.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Not a true threat ?

    If mom’s concerned, he’s a threat. Period. It’s how the other nutjobs did accomplish their mass murders.

    • Monster from the Id says:

      If that means they lock him up in the loony bin instead of regular prison, fine. Just so he’s locked up.

    • Constance says:

      So it’s the Mom’s fault for reporting a non threat and it’s the Mom’s fault for not reporting a threat soon enough. Realizing that boys over 13 tend to be larger than their Moms and if they are out of their skull then are not controllable by force from the Mom.

  5. SHV says:

    “I am old enough to remember when people on the left supported free speech, or at least pretended to. Nowadays the policy seems to be “shut-down or shout-down” any voices that deviate from progressive orthodoxy.

    Was the left always this way? Did I just not see it before?”
    “Free speech” seems to be a minority position in the human population; independent of political philosophy. I am old enough to remember McCarthy, HUAC, etc. in the 50s and the anti-war left of the 60s. Not much difference when it came to repression of opposing viewpoints.

    • SHV says:

      ” Not much difference when it came to repression of opposing viewpoints.”
      With further thought, the “left” seems to be able to create higher body counts. Lenin, Stalin and Mao killed 10s of millions more than the Fascists.

      • Monster from the Id says:

        OTOH, the Communists had far more time to kill people than the Axis Powers fascists did. If, for example, Hitler and Stalin had held power for an equal number of years, who can say which one would have taken the greater toll?

  6. DeniseVB says:

    About that Gibson Guitar raid, here’s some fun facts from Hot Air from last May…..

    Guess Gibson didn’t pay their “protection” money to the Dems 😉

  7. helenk3 says:

    do you think a movie like Bells of St Mary’s or Boystown could be made in today’s Hollywood?

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Oh you guys know you want the latest Biebs report….LOL….the article’s really snarky. Our continuing series of Inequality in the justice system…….

  9. helenk3 says:

    this article on the use of the words ” giving back” makes you stop and think.

    George Carlin would have loved this and agreed with it

  10. helenk3 says:

    even the groundhog??????????

  11. The Klown says:

    This is sad news:

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday.

    He was one of the great ones.

  12. helenk3 says:

    yesterday Maximillian Schell died.

    It is always very sad to lose people who make your life a little bit better for a couple of hours through their gifts to you of entertainment.

    may both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximillian Schell RIP

  13. The Klown says:

    I am proud to announce that my oldest grandkid picked up his first facial scar yesterday. He fought the wall and the wall won.

    It’s sort of a tradition in our family. I have a couple, my kids all have one, my sister has one, her boys have one each.

    “Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever.”

  14. underwhelmed says:

    The tragic irony in your American President quote is that the film was written by Aaron Sorkin — who has turned into the most appalling progressive tool, betraying every ethic he championed in tha film and then West Wing.

    Also? If you want a really good laugh, go back and watch early Law and Order. Every single those progressive writers rail about is what Obama and co are doing now.

    • The Klown says:

      Hence my disgust with the left.

      • underwhelmed says:

        I know!!! I’ve just done a rewatch of early LandO and had to keep hitting pause so I could flail about and drum my heels on the carpet. WTFFFFFFFFFF??????? It’s astonishing. And try as I might, it seems so hard to pinpoint how it all got so turned around. It’s also why the latter seasons became unwatchable for me. They were just laughably biased, poorly written progressive propaganda pieces. Makes me sad. When it was good, it was great.

        And yes — even though I sit closer to right of centre than left of centre, much of the philosophy espoused in WW (not all of it – Sorkin lost his perspective towards the end of his tenure there) to me is right in my wheelhouse. But now? Gag me with a spoon.

    • DeniseVB says:

      If West Wing ended today, Alan Alda would be the liberal and Jimmy Smits would be the conservative. My how things got turned around.

  15. The Klown says:
  16. DeniseVB says:

    I wonder who’s playing ? 😛

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    It is always about HIM!!! 😡

  18. The Klown says:
    • 1539days says:

      I’ve heard this about a hundred times now about how they used to “throw away” chicken wings. The reality is that wings are getting expensive, expensive enough to grow a whole chicken for $2 worth of wings. Plus, the “boneless” wing market is growing as well. At home, we’ll cook regular chicken (light and dark) in Frank’s Red Hot so we get the chicken wing experience.

      From the article, it sounds like we’ve actually discovered an EXPORT to China, chicken feet and wing tips.

  19. The Klown says:

    I’m not gonna put up a Super Bowl thread because I won’t be here this afternoon. If somebody else wants to post something you should go for it.

    I’ll be back after the game.

    • helenk3 says:

      they should have been on those trains the New Years Eve that NJT gave free ridership from 7PM to 7am on New Year’s Day.
      get the drunks off the road and pack them in to a train and then gave the NJT cops the night off. It was an interesting experience. I was recrewing trains before they got ot of the station. The Trenton train had to call the local cops at every station. Planning ahead is not really one of their strong points

      • DeniseVB says:

        They’ll probably pin this one on Christie too 😉

        • helenk3 says:

          my first Thanksgiving as a crew dispatcher there I am looking at the schedule and there are no extra parade trains. Now in Phila there are always extra trains to get to the parade. I asked a train master, not many people come to your parade huh? they then put parade specials on..

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Roman Polanski didn’t get away with this, why won’t anyone believe this girl …. ?

  21. wmcb says:

    Apropos of nothing, and just so ya know, I have no problem with naturally arising income inequality that is a result of thrift, hard work, better ideas, or even just dumb luck or picking one’s parents well. None. Go succeed and make a pile of money. Have at it. More power to you.

    I do have a problem with income inequality that is a function of theft, rent-seeking, political protection, cronyism, market manipulation, and gaming the laws and regulations.

    The Dems and R’s both try very hard to keep people confused about that difference.

    The Dems seek to harp on ALL inequality as bad, so as to continue to give power to the latter group. Because the latter group never in reality gets hit with confiscation and onerous conditions, only the former (who are the rent-seeking group’s only real competition for power.) Eliminate the actual productive, and the rent-seekers have a free field.

    The R’s seek to convince us that all income inequality is only of the former group. Which is a lie, but again, that by default protects the latter group.

    We as a people need to wake the fuck up and start distinguishing between the two groups. Both parties (with some lone outspoken exceptions on either side) are defending the latter group.

  22. The Klown says:

    Okay, I’m outie.

    C-ya in 4-5 hours.

  23. helenk3 says:

    do not know whether to laugh or cry, do these people even listen to themselves?

  24. trixta says:

    Bruno Mars didn’t disappoint! What a range and loved the retro style. Chili Peppers were great too…at least they had some of their clothes on!

  25. trixta says:

    Broncos better do their magic, otherwise “Hasta la vista, baby!”

    Okay, Seahawks just scored another TD — #11’s awesome 87 yards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. DandyTIger says:

    Welp, this is a pretty lopsided game. At least the Broncos got some points on the board. Yawn.

    • Somebody says:

      Yawn indeed, what a crappy end to the season. The Seahawks have dominated the Broncos all night. Like you said though at least the Bronco’s finally scored so it isn’t a shut out……to me that’s been the only unknown of the second half would it be a shut out.

      On top of the crappy game I haven’t really fallen in love with any of the commercials……snooze fest all the way around except the halftime show was pretty good. This is the first superbowl my husband has been home to see in over 20 years, he was so excited and now he’s just pissed. Oh well he’s retired now and will be home for every superbowl from now on, so there is always next year!

  27. 1539days says:

    A lot of people pissed away $3,000.

    • Somebody says:

      Well if you’re a Seahawks fan I’m sure you think it’s worth it. If you’re a Bronco’s fan probably not, but most of the crowd doesn’t appear to be either. That’s the way it was when the superbowl was here, mostly stars and the well heeled, very few actual fans. I’m sure the ticket price is pocket change, heck couch cushion change to most of those in attendance.

  28. trixta says:

    Okay, looking forward to “Downton Abby” for some real excitement.

  29. Somebody says:

    The first commercial after the games was cute.

    All of the other commercials that I liked were ones I’ve already seen leading up to the game.

  30. Somebody says:

    OK a poll………how drunk did Klown get? Will he make an appearance tonight or is he too far gone?

  31. The Klown says:


    • Somebody says:

      Yes it did and now there is no more football for MONTHS.

      Sorry you’re practically sober. If you lived closer I’d let you raid my liquor cabinet, for somebody that doesn’t really drink I have quite an assortment.

      • The Klown says:

        When is a good time for me and Dandy Tiger to get there?

        • Somebody says:

          Whenever, but just stay away from my husband’s 18 year old scotch.

        • Somebody says:

          Haha! Do you even drink scotch? It’s an acquired taste and I’ve never acquired it. I think scotch is disgusting.

          My brother gave everybody a bottle of Centenario rum that’s 20 years old. It’s really smooth rum, but my husband would be pissed at me if I mixed up a batch of some kind of fruity drinks with it, LOL! If you like rum you should pick up a bottle you won’t be disappointed, it’s around $30 for a 750ml.

        • The Klown says:

          I usually drink tequila that has been aged at least two weeks.

        • Somebody says:

          Haha! Tequila huh? I only have one bottle of tequila. My husband has an aversion to tequila after a Christmas party in the 90’s. I’m pretty sure he had alcohol poisoning, but I was so pissed at him at the time I didn’t care. He was passed out for about 18 hours and sick for 3 days following. Unfortunately for him I was stone cold sober the entire evening of the party.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Totally sucked. Glad I’m not a Broncos fan.

  32. helenk3 says:

    my friend said this on facebook during the game

    At this point the only thing that could save Denver is President Obama pulling out his pen and ordering Seattle to redistribute some of its points.

  33. DeniseVB says:

    Well, we were proud of Percy Harvin, a local boy. 😀

  34. 49erDweet says:

    Back to the weather a moment. Between 2:10 and 2:26 on this cut is how my day went. Finally.
    And tomorrow starts a week of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Don’t cha know some folks are sweating bullets right about now over the weather hereabouts?

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