(Sue Jeffers, conservative radio personality from Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130 visits Rochester Tea Party Patriots Thursday Sept. 26. Video by Jeremy Griffith, The American Millennium Online.)
by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium
Would it surprise anyone to learn that Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was the subject of an investigation 6 weeks before the shootout in which he killed 12 people and in which he himself was killed?
According to a report from Fox News, that’s exactly what happened. A police officer following up on a complaint spoke to Alexis. The man told the officer he was hearing the voices of three people who were talking through the walls of his hotel room and keeping him awake with vibrations from microwaves. See the full story from Fox News reporter Jana Winter here.
The big questions here is, why do people with obvious mental health issues continually sneak through background checks and obtain fire arms and why was it that the Navy seemingly did not follow up on this IT subcontractor who was issued a DOD Secret Clearance to work on the base?
An even larger question perhaps is, why do we continually listen to the anti-gun politicians and celebrities who want to rob us of our rights and tell us the government will take care of us and the world will be safer if we all just disarm?
I would contend that if a man with mental illness can shoot up a Navy outpost with impunity then we are not safer for obeying the current paradigm and leaving our guns at home. If you are not safe at a military base, where can you be safe?
It should be obvious to everyone that so-called gun free zones don’t work as intended. Instead of being safe havens free of violence, they instead become a magnet for chaos from the criminally insane and mischievous that wants to cause harm to the innocent.
I further contend that gun rights are not negotiable. We should be arming our Soldiers and Sailors to keep them and us safe, and legislation should be enacted to put temporary holds on people with severe mental illness to prevent them from obtaining firearms.
In the wake of this tragedy, the left leaning main stream media again attempts to persuade the people into the erroneous thinking that guns, particularly assault weapons are the problem. That is why once again they attacked the AR-15 as the culprit weapon of the attack when it turns out that the shooter used a Remington 870 pump action shot gun, a weapon designed for hunting. Both CNN and The New York Daily News reported that the AR-15, like the one allegedly used in other mass shootings was also used in this incident, which the FBI later debunked. See The Blaze article here. It would be laughable how the mainstream always seems to get it wrong if it were not so tragic.
If we are to be truly safe, we must turn away from voices that say that we are nothing more than evolved animals and that there is no higher power to which we are accountable. That leaves us with a society bereft of any moral core and opens the door for violence. If I am not held accountable in the next life, then who is to stop me from taking advantage in this one? We should also stop listening to the voices of people who want to take our guns away. If you aren’t safe on a military base like Fort Hood or the Washington Navy Yard, then you aren’t safe anywhere. Buy a gun, get training on how to use it safely, and start carrying it with you where ever you go.
Until society changes, we must change our selves to be prepared for a society that is broken. Heaven help us.
by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium Online
Most of the time on this blog I comment on politics or the news. Today I want to share something fun: a review of a small town melodrama I just observed, “One Bad Apple” or “Rotten to the Core”.
This past Saturday and Sunday the small town of Mantorville, Minnesota is hosting its annual summer festival, Marigold Days. There is fireworks, a craft show, a dance and lots of food vendors. It’s a good time. In conjunction with the festival the Mantorville Theater Company is presenting a humorous little melodrama staring local actors at the Mantorville Opera House. “One Bad Apple” or “Rotten to the Core” is written and directed by Sandra Hennings Miller and is accompanied by the piano music of Levi Livingood.
The script is campy and the amateurish actors occasionally flub a line but I found that all of that and the historic setting of the old opera house added to the charm of the event. For the same price as a movie, you can enjoy a more interactive form of entertainment where people don’t mind that you talk in the theater and the actors actually encourage it. Booing and hissing, cheering and jeering is allowed and encouraged.
The plot opens like this: Rose Blossom (played by Doreen Colman) is an apple grower who has a secret recipe for a treat she calls apple blossom. She has been selling her wares to a German lord, Baron Von Fritter (played by Jacob Quam), who will stop at nothing to have that recipe which he hopes to sell to pay his debts. Fritter is an evil and “core” upt merchant (I told you it was campy) who plans a visit to the Blossom farm where he plans to steal the recipe in any way he can.
Meanwhile, there is an underlying love story between protagonists John Macintosh, a neighbor boy played by Ben Peters and Rose’s daughter Cherry Blossom played by Missy Mills. The boy is an amateur detective and figures out something is amiss with the visiting baron. He learns that another member of royalty, Baroness Von Meter (Cindy Saunders), is also coming and she is an adversary of the baron. She feels that the baron is a swindle and she has been chasing him all over Europe to expose him for a fraud.
Other supporting cast included an apple seller played by Mikala Metzger who will quiz you on your knowledge of apples, Rose’s brother Uncle Wally, who is the handyman, busy body Prudence Newit, played by Laurel A. Panser and Harry Coleman as Fritter’s secretary Herr Schnitzel.
Notable performances in the melodrama include those of villain Jacob Quam as Fritter and the busy body Newit played by Panser. Quam is well cast and delectably evil, while Panser provides comic relief throughout the play. Several characters sing solos during the performance including these two. The tunes you may recognize but the words have been changed to fit the plot. Panser’s death scene is the funniest part of the play, worth the price of admission! I won’t give the end away, but here’s a clue: it involves poisoned apple cider! Who knew you could include the word uvula in a dying soliloquy? Compliments to the scriptwriter!
Nobody is going to get an Oscar for their performances for this little melodrama, but if you are eager to escape the normal fare of bloody, violent, over-sexed television and movies, this is an enjoyable option! You get to yell at the actors during the play, and rather than a curtain call, they greet you outside on the street after the show where you can shower them with praise or disdain as they deserve. All of the cast members were great to meet.
The show runs through September 15. For information on this and other performances, visit the website at http://mantorvillain.com/index.htm.
by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium
Whittle: I would abolish the word “Tea Party” and stop using the word “conservative”!
Bill Whittle brought the house down motivating conservative activists and bloggers at the closing joint general assembly of Right Online/Defending the American Dream Summit at the Loews Pacific Bay Resort in Orlando Florida, Saturday afternoon. His advice: stop talking about conservatism!
Whittle in his remarks echoed the late great blogger king Andrew Brietbart who said that politics is downstream from pop culture and if you don’t win over the culture then you won’t win the generation when it comes to politics.
“If we can’t tell a story that the next generation can relate to then we’ve lost and we might as well give up and go home,” said Whittle. “We don’t deserve to win another election ever again!”
The battle over the minds of the youth and of advancing conservatism, Whittle pointed out comes down to three simple principles, Freedom, Property Rights, Virtue.
But you can’t talk about those things, Whittle explained, because the generation has been so torn down by mainstream pop culture that the youth will just blow you off.
“They think when you talk about virtue your telling them they can’t have sex until they’re 70 or something,” joked Whittle.
Instead of using the words like freedom, property rights and virtue, Whittle encouraged conservatives to substitute words that make more sense to the audience. “We should tell people, don’t tell me what to do, leave me alone; don’t take my stuff; and don’t be a jerk!” Said Whittle, “I would ban the word ‘Tea Party’, ban the word ‘conservative!’”
To young people Whittle said, “I would tell the college kids, ‘we are members of the rebel alliance, (a reference to Sci Fi legend Star Wars) and we will always be outnumbered and always outgunned and if you wanna join we have a meeting in room 102 at 4:30!”
Whittle spoke for a little over 21 minutes to over a thousand motivated conservative activists and bloggers at a joint session in the hotel ball room at the Royal Pacific Hotel. He ended with an epic rant comparing modern day conservatives to rebels in the Star Wars Rebel Alliance and encouraged the audience to entice the young people of America’s next generation through iconic story telling. Whittle does video blogging online at PJTV.com; he has his own video blog called Afterburner; and participates in PJTV’s Trifecta broadcast with colleagues Stephen Green and Scott Ott. Watch his comments on You Tube here.
The Right Online conference and the Defending the American Dream Summit are annual events sponsored by Americans For Prosperity. Other speakers at the general assemblies included media personalities like Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, and Twitchy founder and Tea Party Darling Michelle Malkin among others. The events took place over two days Friday and Saturday. Participants partied Friday night at Universal Studios Orlando at the Marvel Comics section with music, booze and free rides.