Trump Just Got Dragged Into Cecil The Lion Debate In Startling Way. His Blunt Response…

In the wake of widespread criticism over a Minnesota dentist who killed a popular lion, Cecil, during an African expedition, reporters found a new angle from which to question controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The billionaire’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr., were recently the objects of similar outrage after posting images of exotic animals they have killed during hunts. During his trip to Scotland this week, Trump was asked by reporters to react to his sons’ hobby given the reaction to Cecil the lion’s death.

“My sons love to hunt,” he asserted. “They are members of the NRA, very proudly. I am a big believer in the Second Amendment.”

Eric, he added, “would say he puts [hunting] on par with golf, if not ahead of golf,” while his namesake is also an avid hunter.

The hunting inquiry was not the first pointed question asked by aggressive reporters in Scotland. As Western Journalism previously reported, he was confronted by a group of reporters NBC described as “combative.”

Asked whether he thinks he represents a significant portion of the U.S., Trump shot back with recent examples of his popularity among voters.

“I guess the poll today with 16 or 17 candidates had me with 25 percent and the next person as 12 percent,” he said. “So that’s a big difference. So we represent a very big section of the country.”

During the press conference, held at one of his Trump Turnberry golf resorts, the candidate also touched on issues like diplomacy. As president, he said, he would focus less on trying to appease other nations.

“I certainly don’t want to be diplomatic,” he admitted. “I mean we’re diplomatic in our country and everybody hates us all over the world.”

h/t: Daily Mail

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Watch: Everyone Could Only Yell When They Saw What He Pulled Out Of The Water

A Florida fisherman got to experience what few anglers do: reeling in a 400-pound grouper from a paddleboard!

Captain Ben Chancey caught the great fish off the east coast of Florida last week. His fight to bring it in has since gone viral.

Chancey hosts the YouTube fishing show called Chew on This and had multiple cameras in place, above and beneath the water, to capture the moment.

At one point during the struggle, the captain is thrown from his paddleboard, losing his rod in the water. However, all is not lost because he has prepared for such an eventuality.

Chancey runs chartered fish tours out of his home port of Cape Coral, Florida, for all levels of fisherman, but specializes in the extreme.

He told Fox News’ Jon Scott that he was still sore from reeling in the mammoth grouper last week.

After taking pictures of the fish, Chancey and his crew released him back into the ocean.

“We like to have fun, challenge ourselves with giant fish,” he said.

Last month, the captain made news after a shark that he had on his line capsized his kayak. Chancey managed to swim quickly to a nearby boat and ultimately reel in the sharp-toothed creature.

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Gun Control: Eating Steak With Teaspoons

President Obama told the BBC he’s “stymied” because he’s not gotten his way regarding gun control –yet. So, apparently we should just relinquish our guns during a Second Amendment burning ceremony on the National Lawn.

Obama’s upset more Americans don’t agree with his definition of “common sense” gun control. If Pew Research is correct, a majority of us lean more toward Lt. Col. Allen West’s “index finger” definition whereby individuals should be trusted to call the shots. Pew says the majority of Americans still support gun rights.

Nevertheless, we should submissively fall in line, believing the government will protect us. And crazy people who prey on the innocent in gun free zones like schools, theaters, churches and military facilities will voluntarily lay down their arms, too. Sure.

Of course, we have no reason to protect ourselves from ISIS, although according to the FBI, ISIS-connected young Muslim men are radicalized in all 50 states. Nor would we ever need to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government like those crazy old white men, America’s Founders, wrote about in the Constitution.

Oh, and we’re supposed to believe Obama really wants gun control legislation to be passed the “old-fashioned” way, with Congress making laws, when he’s already cranking out executive orders like a Chinese sweatshop?

Every time there’s a mass shooting, we’re told now is the time to hop on the gun control bandwagon. We’re expected to ditch logic, facts, and common sense — or statistics proving gun control never works. We should overlook irritating facts like how lawlessness prevails in places which already have stringent gun laws like in the president’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Or Baltimore, Maryland, which, incidentally, made the “25 Most Violent Places in the World” list in 2013 and 2014, along with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Baghdad, Iraq and Mogadishu, Somalia and Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.

I guess we should just chalk it up to coincidence when non-partisan groups like the Institute for Policy Innovation tell us that 16 out of 20 of the U.S. cities with the highest violent crime rates, like Baltimore, are run by Democrats. Must we overlook the possibility that the policies and practices of liberal leaders from the party that booed God during their 2012 convention inspire crazy people of all political leanings to do crazy things? Should we ignore statistics showing despite Maryland’s highly restrictive gun laws, Baltimore’s homicides increased in the first five months of 2015 by 43 percent, and non-fatal shootings by 82.5 percent? When recently asked about the chaotic mess that is Baltimore, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says more gun laws should help. Help who? Might it be time to address that more laws won’t fix a spiritual problem? People can’t even keep Ten simple Commandments.

Are we really supposed to believe criminals care about regulations? China’s a perfect example because it’s largely illegal for private citizens to own and sell guns. Possession or sale of them leads to anywhere from a 3-year prison term to the death penalty. The Chinese government values human life like Planned Parenthood values babies, therefore; it’s obvious these gun laws are not devised to protect citizens, but the other way around. Even still, crazy people find a way around the rules. As I’ve written before, the same day the Sandy Hook shootings happened, with no guns available, a crazy, knife-wielding Chinese man stabbed almost two dozen kids at a central China elementary school. He did that despite the fact the government had recently banned knives after a spate of deadly knife and cleaver attacks on school kids that left 20 dead and 50 wounded.

Take away guns and crazy people will use knives. Take away knives and they’ll use something else until everyone’s forced to eat steak with teaspoons.

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Watch: Planned Parenthood Rocked By A 4th Undercover Video. 2 Sick Words Uttered At The End Make It Worse

A pro-life medical ethics group released a fourth video in its undercover Planned Parenthood series on Thursday, adding further (at times, graphic) evidence to the charge that the largest provider of abortions in America is engaging in the trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts.

In a statement on Thursday, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) indicates that its newly released “undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences.”

CMP notes that “Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is a wealthy, multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate that does over 10,000 abortions per year. PPRM has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.”

As in the three previously released videos, actors purporting to work for a human tissue procurement company meet and discuss their needs with Planned Parenthood representatives.

Dr. Ginde, the PPRM medical director, is very cooperative in seeking out ways to get the buyers what they want. At one point, she admits her abortionists need to improve their skills for the sake of harvesting more intact body parts and be “more gentle.”

“We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions,” says the abortion doctor.

She tells the buyers that oftentimes, fully intact fetuses are removed following the dilation and evacuation procedures.

“Ginde also suggests ways for Planned Parenthood to cover-up its criminal and public relations liability for the sale of aborted body parts,” CMP reports. “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” she says.

“It makes it look better?” a buyer asks.

“Yeah,” she replies. “And in the public I think it makes a lot more sense for it to be in the research vein, than, I’d say business venture.”

“That’s how we talk about it,” a buyer affirms.

“Yeah!” exclaims Ginde.

Ginde also gives a word of caution: “If you have someone in a really anti [-abortion] state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”

The doctor also assures the buyers, nonetheless, that the PPRM attorney has got the legal side of what they do covered. “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’”

The buyers ask: “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” Ginde replies: “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”

After the meeting, the doctor takes the buyers into a lab at the Denver facility, where they are shown fetal body parts.

One asks a Planned Parenthood medical assistant, who is working with aborted babies’ body parts: “What crack was that? The little bits of the skull?” and receives an affirmative response.

Ginde states that regarding the pricing of body parts, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

CMP notes that the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

As the buyers and Planned Parenthood workers identify body parts from the last fetus in the path lab, a Planned Parenthood medical assistant announces: “Another boy!”

h/t: TheBlaze

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Why The Media Loves Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the politically unhinged train wreck equivalent of the Kardashians.

National news media executives understand the clickbait appeal of big booties and big mouths swinging around in public.

They also enjoy the fact that Trump has chosen to identify as a Republican.

Sure, “The Donald” has supported liberal issues throughout his life and has donated mightily to the Clintons; but what does that matter when he’s shouting out Lindsay Graham’s cell phone number and calling everybody names?

Just as entertaining are his responses to angry veterans, Republicans, and Neil Young, who demanded Trump stop using his song, “Rockin’ in the Free World.” First, he tells the giggly media that everybody who’s angry with him loves him. Then, he busts them.

The national media gleefully covered “The Comb-Over” detailing that “not very bright guy” Lindsay Graham “loved” him when Lindsay wanted campaign money and Neil Young “loved” him when he wanted money, too.

Fact is, both Graham and Young were busted; and Neil Young’s rep suffers a bit more as he professes support for Bernie Sanders while schmoozing “The Donald” for investment funding.

Trump is correct when he excoriates the national media for bowing to his every taunt, every slur and every unintelligible word salad dressed with the occasional structured sentence.

He cares for the opinions of no one other than his own, laughingly labeling thoughtful conservatives Charles Krauthammer and George Will as “jerks.”

He is a creature trained to deliver memorable soundbites with less depth and more sting than any other reality show performer. He writes the headlines and the punchlines, relieving reporters of heady research into actual policy fragments articulated by otherwise serious candidates.

It’s a lot easier to record, post, point and laugh at Trump than it is to research the sequence of events enriching Jeb Bush through his promotion of the outrageously controversial “Big Government” Common Core fiasco.

National reporters are relieved of the tedium to research and report on the effects of actual fiscal policies by the former Governor for result and comparison.

I get the sense that it’s more fun for political reporters on the national beat to write about Trump’s latest bloviation or “Trumpadillo” than the Clinton family enriching themselves through Hillary’s scandalous State Department favors for corporate and foreign benefactors.

There’s more.

Trump is wealthier than any of the other wealthy candidates, and he likes to spread the loot around when he can profit promotionally.

He’s getting a lot of free press right now while media executives prepare to send their reps to his staff with advertising contracts in hand.

If he stays in the race, there will come a time when Trump’s team will have to start writing checks for the kind of attention he’s getting now; and the media execs know it.

Bring him in the studio! Send the video team! Link the latest “Trumpadillo” to the Twitter and Instagram feeds and FOLLOW, LIKE and FRIEND them!

Get the copywriters screaming “Trumpadillo” headlines all across the fruited plain, and link those to the home page!

Trump may or may not be worth over $10 billion. It doesn’t matter, as long as he spends a few hundred million on advertising. He won’t admit he spent a dime, and that doesn’t matter as long as the deposits keep coming in.

At this point, there are hundreds of people running for president. Many of them are louder, more coarse and just as annoyingly entertaining as Trump. You won’t hear about them because they have no chance of spending as much money as Trump.

Don’t blame the system. They wouldn’t be heard even if the media was “required” to give all candidates air time. Metrics and rules would be created to stifle them.

Trump would still be promoted clickbait because of his historical and potential future media spending.

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