Sunday, November 23, 2014

This level of PC idiocy is...

Wonder if this includes having an opinion on female genital mutilation by protected species?    And obviously this means women get no opinion on male culture, or is there an exception for that?

Found on a Michael Williamson thread of Bookface.

A serious error in the victim selection process

Whole story here

Another university loses its ass over this 'accused equals guilty' crap

Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has settled a lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, admitting the school acted unfairly in charging the student.
There will be more.  And, sooner or later, some guy who's been screwed out of a job or something is going to go after damages.  That'll be fun.

A court case dealing with LE and stingray.  And this time the documents came out.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the records seem to suggest that judges likely did not fully understand what they were authorizing. Law enforcement agencies nationwide have taken extraordinary steps to preserve stingray secrecy. As recently as this week, prosecutors in a Baltimore robbery case dropped key evidence that stemmed from stingray use rather than fully disclose how the device was used.

The newspaper also reported on Friday that the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office, which astonishingly had also never previously seen the applications filed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), will now review them and determine which records also need to be shared with defense attorneys. Criminals could potentially file new claims challenging their convictions on the grounds that not all evidence was disclosed to them at the time.
A: Isn't it unethical and/or a crime to lie to a judge to get a court order?
B: This isn't the NSA trying to hide stuff from the chicoms or Russians; this 'dump the evidence so we don't have to testify how we got it' stuff is crap.
C: If the prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence to hide this stuff, that IS a crime.  And they should be prosecuted for it.

Worse still, local cops have lied to courts (at the direction of the United States Marshals Service) about the use of such technology. Not only can stingrays be used to determine a phone’s location, but they can also intercept calls and text messages. While they do target specific phones, they also sweep up cell data of innocents nearby who have no idea that such data collection is taking place.
Perjury.  And the MS TELLING them to commit perjury?  More crimes, for which they should be prosecuted.

So Holder's not only a liar, he's an incompetent. And most of the press

so far in the tank I'm surprised they could pipe in enough air.  Not just disgusting, but kind of amazing.
1. Send a letter to the Hill explaining what happened. Put in context the amount of information you get every week, say that you don’t recall reading those bullets or being aware of Fast and Furious at any time before early this year, but in any event, you certainly weren’t aware of the gun walking aspect of it until the news broke earlier this year (at which point you took immediate steps to have the IG investigate, etc.). This needs to happen tomorrow. In fact, it should’ve happened today. The last time your credibility was directly questioned was whether you had disclosed all of your amicus briefs — the story started to break on a Thursday night, and we made people stay up all night compiling information so we could get a response out by 1 pm or so on Friday.
Because telling the truth was never an option.

If I were you, I would want answers from the entire team (Cole, Reich, on down), on why the Department let Issa decide what to do with these memos. The whole point of the review is to find things like this and come up with plans for dealing with them. It should have been obvious that these memos were going to be a huge target, and instead of just handing them over, the Department should have put them out to reporters on its own terms, instead of letting Issa do it. Give them to lssa at the same time you give them to the press with an explanation that takes the air out of the balloon. And if the answer is we owe it to Issa to give him this stuff first — well, that’s obviously ridiculous.
Because following orders from Congress to turn the stuff over, well, are you kidding?

On the incompetence front,
[Attorney Gen. Holder email below said he doesn't usually bother to read briefings sent to him directly by his top advisers, including mentions of Fast and Furious long before he said he'd heard of the case.]
“Sigh. Can I see the 2 reports mentioned below- sure I didn’t read them. I rarely do. The February e-mail shows that was my first real F/F knowledge.”

p. 338
[Holder email addressing, specifically, the briefings sent to him by National Drug Intelligence Center adviser and Criminal Division chief]
“I generally don’t read those.”
So we're supposed to believe that something this major was happening, with multiple agencies involved, with violations of federal law, violation of an international border, and 'I never read that stuff'?  Really?  If false, they were working on their cover story; if true, he's an incompetent bastard.

Remember the various Democrats almost bragging that they hadn't read the Obamacare bill, "We don't have time for that, are you serious?" crap?  Looks like they got their inspiration from the top.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tonight, I just feel like researching the subject a bit more

Sorry, ladies, not much here for most of you, but I'll keep looking

Yes the bread came out well, and the headache's down, so:

From the Pen of Theodore Dalrymple:
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.  
Found at Mr. Wright's place

An idea about how that 'Attkisson is out of control!  Go yell to her boss!' e-mail came out:
A reader writes with a theory:
The reason that this reference to Sharyl Attkisson made it into this document dump is that her name was mis-spelled (Sharryl rather than Sharyl). There are assuredly more emails about this that were searched for and deliberately withheld. They apparently did not search for this particular mis-spelling of her name.
Bingo. I think he is right. Someone at DOJ systematically searched for references to Sharyl Attkisson and pulled out all emails where DOJ and White House personnel were talking about her and, as we now know, how to block her Fast and Furious investigation. A single email, which gave away the game, slipped through because her name was mis-spelled.

Speaking of PC bullshit,

Don’t drink so much. "Stop victim-blaming."
Watch your drink. "Stop victim-blaming."
Walk in well-lit areas at night. "Stop victim-blaming."

It's rainy/stormy outside

and I've got a headache.  I'm going to put some soda bread in the oven.

More later, if I survive.  Or want to.  Or something.

Friday, November 21, 2014

It being a cloudy, damp night outside

makes it a wonderful time for a little research

Special rules for special people

Especially special people who work for the government.

One thing in particular in the story strikes me:
“One employee pled guilty to engaging in a criminal conflict of interest for accessing taxpayer information for the purpose of conducting a private tax and accounting business,” TIGTA said.
...criminal conflict of interest...?  I thought it was flat criminal to access taxpayer information for non-IRS purposes, so where's the charges for that?

Oh yeah, I forgot: special people.

Well, isn't that cheerful news at the start of winter?
The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command admitted Thursday China can shut down the U.S. power grid, Fox News and the Associated Press reported. Admiral Michael Rogers made “the grim forecast” before the House Intelligence Committee, confirming what has been “widely known” but never officially owned up to, the report noted.

“Rogers said he believed China along with ‘one or two’ other countries had the capability to successfully launch a cyber-attack that could shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States,” the report noted. “U.S. adversaries are performing electronic ‘reconnaissance,’ on a regular basis so that they can be in a position to attack the industrial control systems that run everything from chemical facilities to water treatment plants.”
Wonder if this came up while The Lightbringer was kissing the PRC ass a few days ago?

On a Friday. Right after his "I Am The Law" announcent

to draw attention.
Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.
And I wonder how much editing or "Oh, this one's unrecoverable" has gone on during those five months?

The ethics of CBS News, that oathbreaker in the Oval Office, and Eric Holder

In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson.

Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Schultz also told Schmaler that he was working with reporter Susan Davis, then at the National Journal, to target Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA). Issa led the House investigation into Fast and Furious. Davis now works at USA Today. In the email chain, Schultz tells Schmaler that he would provide Davis with “leaks.”

Davis wrote a critical piece on Issa a few weeks later

Wonder if most of the media will report on this?  Or will it go into a memory hold because 'it's really bad for the President and the AG'.  After all, it's only the DoJ and White House getting some of that media to stomp on a reporter for being 'out of control' and actually REPORTING...

Yeah, notice that wording, Attkisson was 'out of control' because she was actually doing her job.  And those journalists at CBS shut her down.  Real journalists, they are.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Awww, the Turk PM is all pissed-off because we made fun of him

and his 'MUSLIMS discovered the Americas!' line.

Erdogan, a pious Muslim who has been in power for more than a decade... Don't you love it?  Bigshot in the Muslim Brotherhood is merely being a 'pious Muslim'.

The people who hate the future(unless it involves them running the world and us staying on the ground) really dislike that movie:
CC, my eyes on Twitter, sent me the Puffington Host’s scathing view of the movie:
“Let’s create cinematic masterworks that exhort us to cherish the planet we have, and all the wonders upon it, rather than jettison it in favor of new turf to kill.”

Note the double whammy of “let’s not dream of bigger things” and “all humans do is kill.” And note the smug self-satisfaction with it.
SSS is what they do best, Sarah.

"Free speech?  Only if we like what you say."
'Higher Education' seems to have a great overabundance of whiny, victim-centered little pussies who think hearing an idea they don't agree with from someone not of a suitable victim class will 'threaten their mental safety'.

Hey, cupcakes, you're showing your true mask; it's not Guy Fawkes, it's Stalin.

Patriarchy, it's what's for survival!

Yes, our President is now officially an oathbreaking bastard who ought to be impeached.  The Stupid Party leadership doesn't have the balls or ethics to do that, so we'll see what they do try.

Yes, you bastards, we're watching you.  You're on our last nerve.

Here's a garden I'd like to see

Everything can kill you.

So UCLA has a large population of delicate,

hysterical idiots who find 'microaggressions' in their punctuation being corrected.

And the administration is busy sucking up to them, so as to seem properly sensitive and caring and PC-racist.

And in a few years the whiny pussies will be wondering why they can't find suitable employment for their Bullshit-Studies degrees.  And the administration will wonder why the students who actually studied a field there's a demand for laugh when they ask them for money.

Foreign students are particularly shell-shocked by the school’s climate. “The Asians are just terrified,” says a recent graduate. “They walk into this hyper-racialized environment and have no idea what’s going on. Their attitude in class is: ‘I don’t want to talk. Please don’t make me talk!’ ”
We know what's going on; we don't like it either.  

My, isn't that interesting?

CBS, NBC and ABC were not asked to air President Barack Obama’s primetime announcement on immigration policy, CNN media reporter Brian Stelter reported Wednesday.

Univision however, will air the speech, as will cable news channels.
Gee, I wonder why...

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday.

"The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it's going to be a very serious situation," Coburn said on Capital Download. "You're going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. ... You could see violence."

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yes, Obama and Gruber and all the rest of them lied.

Over and over and over.
White House officials had no comment, despite repeated requests by CNN.
Gee, I wonder why?

I just found out what's happening to my insurance next year; 'You'll save $2500 a year!' my ass.

Finally, a prosecutor actually pays a price

for being an unethical, corrupt bastard.

Problem is, the sentence is a joke.

At least it's a start.

The second thing I’d like to highlight is that it took four (or five; I’ve read differing accounts) full days after Dr. Salia first showed ebola symptoms for his blood test to become positive for the disease. By that time he was extremely sick indeed. The loss of those days of possible treatment here may have made a big difference.
It also means he could've been spreading it for days after clearing the first test.  Doesn't give confidence in the 'check people at the airport' crap, does it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you shoot .303, this is a great price

for as long as it lasts: 480 rounds of Greek HXP for $190 plus shipping

Ref the Border Patrol rifle mess,

part II over at Gunnuts.  Which includes this:
“Most of the rifles were deadlined due to “bent barrels” according to the inspectors.  Most of the deadlined rifles were under five years old and all of them had recently passed a qualification”
“Rifles with very dirty chambers are either being deadlined or are going to be re-barreled due to the amount of time required to clean the chamber as well as the hazmat issue (they treat lead and gunpowder residue like it is kryptonite).”
“It seems odd to me that parts are already “wearing out” at 800 rounds. They can try and blame a lack of agent maintenance/neglect, but regardless if the weapon was not cleaned at all within 800 rounds, parts should not already be worn/broken.”
Considering the number of AR variants that have been fired for thousands of rounds with no cleaning, just a little lube as needed, that keep going like the Energizer rabbit, how the hell could stuff be worn out at 800?  Either a lot of substandard parts, or bullshit.  And some of the rest of this is just as disturbing.

And they say it again: you don't object to Obamacare on matters of principal

or practicality, oh no: you object because you're EVIL.

It should also be noted that Gruber has weighed in on firearms: he doesn't like the commoners having them, and he really dislikes said commoners having organizations that make their views known in a manner that works.

Anybody surprised?

I should note that, to be properly demonstrative

of my patriarchal cismale gendernormative fascism, I've decided to let the beard grow*.  Since the SJWs have declared beards to be a promotion of 'toxic masculinity' and such, it's practically required that a gun-owning knife-sharpening unapproved-book-reading non-pc-language-using male bastard such as myself grow one.

I shall have to keep a wary eye on this process; according to the batshit-crazy leftists-'feminists' SJWs this process is bound to cause me to look for opportunities to loot, oppress, and generally commit cultural appropriation on the helpless denizens of other cultures; any ideas what warning signs to watch for, so I can properly encourage the tendencies?

*Had one years ago; be interesting to see how it comes back in.

"He was never on our staff! Who is

this Gruber guy?"
Ah, he's the slimy little bastard you personally worked with to pass this crappile.
Unfortunately for Barack Obama – White House records show that Gruber met with Obama in the Oval Office to formulate the Cadillac Tax scheme. Gruber said this in a Frontline interview and White House records show the meeting took place.

There’s even video of Jonathan Gruber admitting he met with Obama in the White House to discuss Obamacare.

Obama also released campaign ads with Jonathan Gruber. Gruber starred in the ad.

And Daily Kos used to think he was just wonderful, and documented a lot of his involvement.

Most of the media's going to help all it can, but they're going to have a hard time with lying about this and getting away with it.

Oh yes, Bateman is back at it.  Because feelings.  And- hell, just go read it.  Goes to CJ, not to Esquire.

Ok, this is awesome.  And in Illinois of all places.
In what was one of their most epic displays of political crime-fighting, which was captured on video, Allen and Kraft held the entire Clark County Park District Board under citizen’s arrest on May 13, 2014, for violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act, a Class C misdemeanor.
And no, it was not a publicity stunt.
 “It’s not that they should have. They’re mandated to,” Parsley said. “The people need to have their voice. It’s not a dictatorship. It’s a democracy.”

 The sheriff arrested six of the board members. The seventh board member was not arrested because he voted against the other members. As they were escorted out of the building, the crowd cheered.

The Racine, WI SWAT team.  Incompetent, violent thugs, just like to kill something, or what?
And of COURSE the chief is defending them.
Here's the vicious beast they shot

Now HERE'S an answer to the SJWs:
If I land a space ship going millions of miles an hour on a rock going millions of miles an hour, y’all are lucky if I wear pants.
— Larry Correia

Unlike Tam, I don't have a deadline to meet

so I'm not going to grace the range with my presence today.  Yeah, H&H is indoors, but with the ventilation system 26F outside is pretty chilly inside.  And the hand is still stiff enough without adding that in.

Yes, improvement is occurring but it's still not fun right-handed.  I've been doing some right-handed dry-firing, and it's interesting: aside from occasional 'grabs' in the wrist/lower hand a revolver isn't bad, but a 1911... for some reason that slim grip, the combination of squeezing grip and working trigger finger isn't fun at all.  The original problem had the surgery for is much better, but some of the side-effects I could do without.

Tam's situation made me remember, some of the finest rifle shooting with iron sights I've ever done was on a fairly miserable day: cool, light mist falling.  Overcast when I left the house, the wet started a few minutes before I arrived, and the only reason I didn't turn around and go home was the distance("I drove this far, dammit, I'm going to shoot!").  There was one guy there when I arrived, I'd been about fifteen minutes and it'd started misting harder when he looked around and said "This has just taken all the fun out of this" and loaded up.

I had an old Turk Mauser I'd bought for a project(story to come later) and wanted to try out after the latest change; that sucker was shooting like it had guided bullets that day.  Worth it, even if I did have to strip and dry and oil everything I fired that day.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hmmm... first they 'borrow' a bunch of our money to build this place,

now they want a grant of OUR money to pay back the loan.  AND they're not generating the power they said they would.  AND they're still frying birds(wonder just how many).

And who are they?
The Ivanpah solar electric generating plant is owned by Google and renewable energy giant NRG, which are responsible for paying off their federal loan. If approved by the U.S. Treasury, the two corporations will not use their own money, but taxpayer cash to pay off 30 percent of the cost of their plant, but taxpayers will receive none of the millions in revenues the plant will generate over the next 30 years.
'Don't be evil' my ass.

But since then the plant has not lived up to its clean energy promise. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the plant produced only about a quarter of the power it's supposed to, a disappointing 254,263 megawatt-hours of electricity from January through August, not the million megawatt-hours it promised.

A NRG spokesman blamed the weather, saying the sun didn't shine as often as years of studies predicted. However by the four-year mark, NRG has "every confidence that the plant will function as anticipated for the life of the facility,"according to the company.
'The sun didn't shine enough'.  In the freakin' desert.

...will function as anticipated...  Makes you wonder just who anticipated, and what, doesn't it?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I decided to make the bread anyway

The smell is now adding a fine quality to the air in the house.  And there's butter waiting for when it leaves the oven.

And yes, it is snowing out there.

Progress has been made

I was able to use the press to resize/deprime about a hundred cases last night, with no problems.  It not nominal, but the hand/wrist situation has improved.

Followup appointment last week, short version: "The elbow is doing great, now do these stretches for the next month because the wrist/hand shouldn't still be this way."  No shit?

So I'm doing them three times a day, and this better help.  There's stuff I want to do that this makes difficult, plus shooting right-handed with a pistol is still not fun.  Rifles better, though depending on the grip it's not the best, either.

In other news, having been looking around for a barrel(if I can do the AR-10 project), I have discovered that being told " 'X' will make a barrel for anything you want" isn't a true statement.  More digging required.

Today, the plan is to attempt to get this room and worktable cleaned up and a bit more organized.  Especially since the forecast is still for 1-3" of snow and strong winds.  Yuck.

In other news, because I need to get started on this, some friggin' idiots decided to lie and claim that Insty 'sent his flying monkeys to attack Rose Eveleth for being a nasty bitch'(yes, that's my wording on it).  It has been pointed out that publicly lying about and accusing a law professor of stuff he didn't do is not an optimal thing to do.  Some of the accusers, when called on this bullshit, backed off a bit, apparently realizing they weren't going to get away with it.  And probably hoping "We got our lie out in public, and maybe we can damage him, and that's what counts!"
Add this to Larry Correias' 'Why I hate Social Justice Warriors' list.

I was just about to say "I am going to make time to turn out a loaf of banana bread", but I just checked and I'm almost out of pecans.  And it's not the same without them.  Dammit, may have to run out before the white stuff starts coming down.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sweden is soooo screwed...

The situation in the gang-controlled no-go zones of Sweden is deteriorating rapidly. Following the police report conceding the areas to the primarily Muslim immigrant gangs, the Swedish ambulance union is now demanding military grade protection gear to enter the no-go zones.

There have been a number of violent incidents lately, where thugs attack ambulances responding to calls in the zones. Thugs have slashed the tires of the ambulances, smashed their windshields and hurled large rocks from overpasses, while the paramedics themselves are subjected to both armed and unarmed physical violence on a regular basis. The situation has become so dire that the ambulance union now demands dramatically improved protection for its members.
Despite being a small country of less than 10 million citizens, a 2012 study showed an average of one school being burned per day in Sweden, costing tax payers upwards of half a billion SEK annually. By comparison, Greece has 11 million citizens and averages only five school fires per year.

Not even the police are safe from attacks. In May 2014, two police officers were cornered by 50 thugs in the no-go zone of Landskrona. They pulled their weapons to hold off the attackers and called for backup, but the police commander refused to send in backup, fearing escalation. One of the officers knew a few locals who intervened and convinced the gang to let the officers escape.

The Swedes have spent a long time protecting muslims from being held to norms; this is the end result.  Just how damned stupid is this PC idiocy?
(12 year old)...He was unaware she lived in a no-go zone, and when he exited the station he was promptly stopped by seven grown immigrants. They declared that no whites were allowed and proceeded to attack him while hurling anti-white slurs.

Swedish law states that the incident is not a hate crime. The law does not apply to an immigrant targeting a native Swede, even if an immigrant does so while explicitly stating they are doing it for racial reasons. However, the reverse situation with a native Swede saying a slur that could be perceived as racist has severe civil and criminal charges.
Never equal. FAVORED treatment.  And this is what results.

Well, this is encouraging as all hell, isn't it?

This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that at least four of its websites have been compromised by what NOAA spokesperson Scott Smullen calls "an internet-sourced attack." The breaches occurred in September, but NOAA didn't publicly announce them until late Tuesday. In fact, initially the organization claimed that the network outages were part of routine maintenance, and at least one governmental official is questioning why the breach wasn't immediately reported to the Department of Homeland Security, as any federal organization is required to do in such an instance.

Smullen won't say why the agency hid the breach, nor will he comment on how the attack occurred and what information was compromised. Industry insiders speculate that some of the information probably related to weather satellites ground networks. They say the NWS warning service could have been affected as well

Ah, the public school system...

Attorneys for the district argued that the 14-year-old should be held responsible for a sexual relationship with a teacher and thus deserved no money for emotional trauma. They also presented the girl's sexual history in court—and won the case.
I'll bet the clowns involved have a history of "We must end the War On Women!" support, too.

So it's official in the PROM: Yes, dumbass, a US Passport is proof of identity.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee needs an intervention

involving tar and feathers.
The solutions included “comprehensive” obesity interventions in “health care, the community, public health facilities, and work sites.”

“The public should monitor body weight and engage with providers in evidence-based approaches aimed at achieving and maintaining healthy body weight,” the panel said in a presentation on “Food and Nutrient Intakes, and Health.”

The committee, which is responsible for creating new nutrition standards that are used to create policy at the federal level, has previously called for moving Americans to “plant-based” diets, and using text message interventions to get people to lose weight.
"We want to run the food tyranny.  For your own good, of course."

And it gets better:
The committee said it is “imperative” to create obesity interventions that would bring in “trained interventionists and professional nutrition service providers” for “delivery in multiple settings.
'We will nag you at work.  We will nag you at home.  We will threaten home life, we will nag you everywhere!'
The panel claimed that 65 percent of adult females and 70 percent of adult males are overweight or obese, and argued that “environmental strategies” are needed to fight obesity.
And there we have it; 'You need to eat the way we say to Save The Planet!'

And they're after your kids:
Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, agreed and called for more monitoring of children’s weight, and for mandatory doctors visits.
“Not just going with schools, but when we think about the health care system, there are very little check ups required for kids,” Siega-Riz said. “We can make a strong call for more monitoring and help for this population before they actually carry out these outcomes for the rest of their lives.”
And if you're not feeding the family the way they say, they'll threaten to take the kids.  You doubt it?  I don't.

Back to Saving The Planet:
The committee has been criticized for putting environmentalism over food science. Angela Tagtow, who was appointed to oversee DGAC this summer, has called for “social justice” in food policy and says she takes an “ecological” approach to nutrition.
Thus the progzis strike again.

Let's see... this is a continuation of the bullshit that pushed people to eat less fat and meat and LOTS more carbohydrates, which is largely behind the obesity problem, and they want more of the same.  They screamed 'fat is BAD!' for decades, when the research AT BEST couldn't prove that, and at worst was bullshit.  And they won't stop, they want the .gov- and themselves- EVEN MORE IN CONTROL of what you eat.

Screw the tar & feathers, let's move straight to floggings followed by ropes and trees.

Friday, November 14, 2014

And now, for the rest of the research staff,

Data for the female(mostly) researchers

That settles that: I wouldn't buy a Taurus anything

until I know their quality control process has been revamped from top to bottom.  They sold this shit to cops in their own country?
Yes, this originally came out about a year ago; it appears as late as this summer this crap still wasn't fixed.  And it wasn't just pistols that had the problems.

Why I don't like Social Justice Warriors

Go read.  A taste:
The SJWs say they stand for equality. Only they don’t. That’s a smoke screen. They are champions of diversity, provided that everyone is diverse in exactly the same approved manner. At their core they are petty, vengeful, tyrannical thought police, who simply can’t abide someone sinning. They’re an unholy cross between puritans and communists, with a heavy dose of Zanax, and severe self-esteem issues.

Social Justice Warriors are control freaks. Nothing more. Their bizarre antics have given true feminists a bad name. Their mad accusations of racism against anything and everything causes real racism to get lost in the background noise. By accusing well meaning, good intentioned individuals of horrible crimes, they legitimize and empower the real criminals.

And remember that idiot with the "I hate white bellydancers" whining about 'cultural appropriation'?
For those who end up on the shun list, if you have a minority character you are guilty of “tokenism” or worse, “cultural appropriation” which is a totally asinine concept, especially in a nation based upon cultural appropriating every winning idea and strategy in the history of the world. My children are Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Jew, Mormons, descended from conquistadors, Vikings, cowboys, pioneers, and prophets, and we had Indian food for dinner last night before watching a Japanese TV show while I glued together pieces of a Spanish war game. My ancestors introduced the chili pepper to Thailand and my wife’s ancestors were legal to shoot on sight in Missouri. Who the hell do you think you are to tell an American not to culturally appropriate stuff?

Combination: Why registration is bullshit, and Why you're not seen as Officer Friendly anymore

Because nothing says "We're your Caring Police Department" than harassing a family right after(or maybe before) a funeral because the deceased had a registered firearm, or firearm license.

"We're the people stealing the property of the deceased.  Because the family can't be trusted.  And because we can get away with it.  Because Public Safety."
So, what’s happening crime-wise while the cops prioritize looting familes of their dead relatives’ property? Well, they’re not trying very hard to solve crimes. There are forty to sixty murders in Buffalo every year. In 2014 there have been 41 murders so far, of which the Buffalo flatfeet have solved a whopping 11 — 26.83%. But hey, maybe they’re waiting for leads. They did better with 2013 murders, so far, clearing 13 murders. That’s out of 47, for a staggering 27.66%. In other words, if the doer isn’t a brain-dead skell standing there covered in blood when a patrol car rolls up, this department probably isn’t going to catch him. Ever.

Consider this: if you get murdered in Buffalo, Derenda will send cops to take your guns while your relatives are still trying to find a funeral home that isn’t solidly booked with other murder victims. But he won’t put anywhere near that much emphasis on his department’s half-hearted half-effort to find your killer.

Most of the major media at work: "Story? What story?

Really nothing here to see, just move along."
They really don't like it when the truth comes out and they get called for trying to ignore it, do they?

Dukakis... and the man was nearly President... As governor,
What was the Duke’s administration like? Think one too many Dr. Tom Friedens. The brilliance of Joe Biden, leavened with the ethics of Lois Lerner and the even-handed justice of Eric Holder.

Hey, Mr. "You can trust us not to abuse having a backdoor into your phone" FBI director:
We're supposed to trust a word you say, ANY of you, why again?

I've got two questions for Napolitano

Lynch is sure to be confirmed by either the present Democratic-controlled Senate this fall or by the newly constituted Republican-controlled Senate early next year—and she should be.
Why?  Because President Lightbringer wants her, and that overrides all else?  Bullshit.

... If she agrees that the Constitution is not a neutral instrument as between the people and the government because it was written to keep the government off our backs, she will be an antidote to Obama's law breaking.

But I think I may be wishing for too much. She is, after all, his nominee.
So if she demonstrates she's another Holder, why SHOULD she be confirmed?  Just because Obama wants her?  Again, bullshit.

And the first one who insists 'The Stupid Party must play by polite rules, even if the Evil Party doesn't' gets told they're a fool.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So Swimmer Kennedy ripped off Medicaid

to 'pay' for Romneycare because it would've broken that state.  And this asshole Gruber was right in the middle of it.
“We had a pretty powerful senator you may have heard of named Ted Kennedy,” Gruber said during an event at Simmons College in February. ”Ted Kennedy had managed to figure out a way to rip off the federal Medicaid program to the tune of about $500 million a year through a series of strange manipulations.

“Here was Mitt Romney’s dirty little secret that we don’t like to talk about in Massachusetts, which is the way we passed our law is the federal government paid for it.

And, not really a surprise, Bush 41 helped the bastards.
“George Bush said why am I sending this Democrat $500 million a year, I’m taking it back,” Gruber explained, adding “Mitt Romney to his credit went to George Bush and said, look, can we keep the money if we use it for universal coverage. And Bush to his credit said yes.”
Lying, backstabbing sonsabitches all the way 'round.   Apparently Bush didn't think stealing from the rest of the country was a bad thing if it was for a 'good cause' or something.

Brownell's is having a sale

on bulk rifle bullets.  Sierra, multiple calibers and weights

Cries of 'Victim blaming!' and such begin in 3, 2, 1...

“[D]on’t drink so damn much,” Marcus wrote as advice from a parent to their daughter leaving for college.

That advice is crucial because, as Marcus wrote, “the line between consensual sex and sexual assault is not always comfortably clear.”

That telling your teenage daughter not to get drunk at parties is condemned...

“A rule not ultimately backed by the threat of violence is merely a suggestion. States rely on laws enforced by men ready to do violence against lawbreakers. Every tax, every code and every licensing requirement demands an escalating progression of penalties that, in the end, must result in the forcible seizure of property or imprisonment by armed men prepared to do violence in the event of resistance or non–compliance. Every time a soccer mom stands up and demands harsher penalties for drunk driving, or selling cigarettes to minors, or owning a pit bull, or not recycling, she is petitioning the state to use force to impose her will. She is no longer asking nicely.”

Connected, from a while back:
I would like politicians and bureaucrats to acknowledge this: Every law, rule, and regulation made by the government ends in puppy killing SWAT Teams. Every dime that is spent in our name was taken at gunpoint. 

I want them to understand that every action they take has this statement as a footnote: “This is important enough that my grandmother should be killed if she does not abide.”

Next time someone starts bitching about about people owning guns causing crime, point them to this piece Tam linked to, which includes
So let’s do the math: We have a gang-affiliated dude who tries to murder four rivals in an effort to advance his fortunes within his gang, who confesses to the crime and his motive, who is caught red handed with the weapon used to commit the crimes, and the added bonus of having endangered a bunch of other innocent people in addition to the ones he did intend to kill…and he’s going to be out on the street again in a year and a half.
The reasoning of Judge Michael Gary is…well…read it for yourself:
“You turned to a gang for family support, for support in your life. And that is where we are failing as a society…You are a nobody in terms of that gang. You are literally an instrument of somebody who has far more power than you…Mr. Benjamin, as I said, is a boy, not a man yet.”

I should point out at this point that Mr. Benjamin is, in fact, 22 years old.
Note how some of the most violent places in America, the places the professionally outraged are always citing as evidence of society’s failure to do enough and reasons why we need to have more gun laws, don’t actually make much of an effort to prosecute violations of existing gun laws. Gee whiz, fellas…you think maybe there’s a pattern here? Like maybe the willingness to just not bother prosecuting violations of law that carry serious time behind them, a habit of downgrading charges on serious crimes, and jurists who seem to insist on treating 22 year old gangbangers who shoot up neighborhoods like a misbehaving 7 year old could have some correlation to the level of violence taking place in these areas?

Speaking of such dirtbags, how the hell can you tell someone 'Just do what they say and you'll be fine' when you're dealing with walking crapbags like this?
34% said they killed because the victim challenged the killer’s authority

66% said they killed because the victim insulted them in some way

More on the subject from Anarchangel
That can be good advice to a point (I don't totally agree with it, but OK); but that's where most police officers stop.They never qualify their point. Fortunately, these ones did, by following up with "unless things start to get violent, in which case the only thing you can do is try and stop the threat".

What most cops won't tell you, because they don't want you "trying to be a hero"; is that once there has been an escalation of violence in the commission of a crime, the chances of somebody not being killed or seriously injured are very poor.

If you're dealing with what cops call an ODC (ordinary decent criminal), then most likely nobody is going to get hurt; but once things tip over that edge (and it can happen at any time, with no warning), you are effectively a dead man already, unless you act to prevent that from happening

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Yes, more video of a Obamacare architect opening his mouth

and letting the truth out.
“John Kerry said, ‘No, no. We’re not going to tax your health insurance. We’re going to tax those evil insurance companies. We’re going to impose a tax that if they sell insurance that’s too expensive, we’re going to tax them,’” Gruber said. “And, conveniently, the tax rate will happen to be the marginal tax rate under the income tax code.”

“So, basically, it’s the same thing: We just tax the insurance companies, they pass on higher prices that offsets the tax break we get, it ends up being the same thing,” he added. “It’s a very clever, you know, basically exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.
And when a lot of people warned this was exactly what the bastards were doing, we were called every name said bastards could think of, starting with 'liar'.

Gas checks on non-gas-check bullets

While back I wrote about modifying plain-base cast bullets to take a gas check.  Few days ago Dad showed me another way he figured out, and that's what this is on.

For a little background:
A plain-base cast or swaged* bullet has a flat base with square corners.
The basic cast bullet, used by the Deity-only-knows-how-many millions over time(this particular one is a 158-grain semi-wadcutter hollowpoint from Hornady).  They have very definite limits as to how fast you can drive them because of that plain base: start pushing them too fast and the propellant gasses wind up eroding the base and corners a bit, which both screws with accuracy and causes lead fouling to build up in the rifling.

Solution: modify the mold a bit so the base has a heel or smaller-diameter section at the base and put a gas check on it.  Small copper cup fits over that heel, and when you run the bullet through the sizing die is crimps it on.  That check protects the base from the propellant gas, and(I think) will tend to scrape out any fouling as the bullet travels forward.  You can push  a gas-checked bullet a lot faster.

Now, before jacketed hollowpoints became truly reliable, one of the only bullets that could be counted on to upset(expand, mushroom, etc.) reliably was the semi-wadcutter hollowpoint, cast or swaged from a fairly soft alloy.  This was the FBI load for quite a while, and a number of other agencies wound up using it as well, in .38 Special +P or .357 Magnum loads.  Among others, Hornady sells these(see above). 

Hornady swages these with a knurled(textured) body and coated with a dry lube, others use standard lube grooves full of lube.  I'd fired some of the Hornady, and they shot well but I still got a bit of fouling, and that was below +P load levels.  So I screwed around and used a collet-type bullet puller to squeeze a heel on the base to take a gas check.  It works, but a bit fiddly to do.

Enter Dad.  I'd mentioned this to him, he picked up a box and thought on it a bit, wondering how to form a shank to take the check.  And did this:

That's a piece of .126" aluminum scrap he had laying around.  After a bit of measuring he drilled two 11/32"   holes in it, and lightly touched them with fine paper to clean off the burrs.  Take a bullet, set it squarely on a hole.

Push straight down with medium pressure and give a turn.  Examine. 

This one took a couple of turns to form the heel, though sometimes might take another turn. 

Press the gas check on
and run it through the sizer to crimp it on.

That's a hell of a lot simpler than the process I came up with.  Dad used his Lyman sizing press to seat the check, pushing the bullet just far enough down to crimp it on; I've got a Lee bullet sizing die in .358" and I think it'd work better as you don't have to worry about mashing the nose.

*Swaged: formed by forcing lead into a die to form the bullet

Yes, a knife is a REAL threat

no matter what someone saw in a movie.  And tasers don't always work.  And shooting at extremities is stupid.
Includes that damn scary video from down south(the real nasty starts around 4:30)

and some others.

Remember Deputy Dickhe- ah, Glans?

Assaulted a guy for daring to stand on his 4th Amendment rights?

Resigned rather than be fired, and is facing two charges.  For some reason neither of them is assault, and there's nothing about the violation of civil rights, though.

And what about the other deputy?  The one who stood there and watched and did or said nothing, and didn't report this?  He gets off free, it appears.

Now the whining and justification starts:
Asked if he would have handled the matter the same way again, Glans said he would, but not if he knew it was being filmed. He acknowledged that he did not know the incident was being videotaped.

“I was concerned. It was a public safety issue,” the sergeant said. “If I had to do it all over again … I’d probably do the same thing. If I knew the camera was there, no, because it does look bad.”
Think about that.  "Yes, I'd commit assault and make threats and violate his rights again, long as I knew it wasn't on camera."  And he thinks this is a "I'm a caring law officer" defense?  And this asshole was a SUPERVISOR?

Makes you wonder who all else he's done this to over time, and gotten away with it.

Cameras.  On every officer.  And recordings MUST be made available, and it's a firing offense for your camera to be turned off or become 'inoperable' during an incident.

Working on a piece about bullets, but other than that

just not feeling it today.  Few bits to get the blood moving:
That clown had a softball 'interview' the other day and basically said "I'm sorry people found out about this."  Bet he's sorrier now.

One of his compatriots insisting "The law means what we SAY it means, not what the words on paper say!"  Bastards really want to rule by Red Queen rules.

Tam points to 'why get training?'  Which includes this wonderfully confidence-inspiring bit:
We’re the best shooters in our department, by far. That’s why we’re the firearms instructors. Then we come here and find out that we suck.
Lots of people can't afford much in the way of travel and schools.  Happily there's LOTS of training stuff (for one) available from lots of serious trainers. 

After the shooting

And that's it for now.  Assuming the energy levels rise and fingers loosen, I may actually accomplish something.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tab clearing: "Enemies list? Shut up. That was a staffer.

Nobody knew anything about it."

Yeah, just the sort you'd want teaching your kid.
If you were Nation of Islam, anyway.

Rep. elect Mia Love.  Gets by because of white privilege...
No, these idiots aren't kidding.

Ontario Provincial Police want people to get a internet license, get rid of that troublesome anonymity thing.  I think they should have their badges and toys taken away from them.

'Higher' Education in Illinois.  We'll probably find out he's a good friend of the Presidents' friend Bill Ayers.

And right across that border we're not supposed to worry about, politicians and cops and cartels, murdering shitbags all.

And more of what 'higher' education has become: oversensitive whiny grievance-mongers who really don't like free speech.  Or intelligent speech for that matter.

Insty has three links on that theft under color of law

known as asset forfeiture.  The third includes this:
Beth Grossman, who heads the Public Nuisance Task Force in Philadelphia, recently appeared on 1210 WPHD with Dick Morris in an attempt to defend that city’s massive civil forfeiture program:

Dick Morris: But if the jury finds that there was [no drug dealing], and finds that the person is innocent, and you forfeited the house, you don’t give it back. You keep the money.

Beth Grossman: Well, first of all, people are not found innocent, they are found not guilty, because the common law cannot achieve—

Dick Morris: That is hysterical. You’re saying that it’s okay to seize the house because they’re found not guilty? Rather than innocent? Are you really saying that?
Your police at work.  Go read all three, and be prepared for blood-pressure spikes.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Why you're not seen as Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #418:

You're an abusive, violent thug who belongs behind bars.
I'm not excerpting, just go read what a jewel Sgt. Shawn Glans is.  If by 'jewel' you mean abusive, oathbreaking, violent piece of shit hiding behind a badge.

And do note this:
Glans, according to a Daily Gazette article, was found responsible for a March 1996 on-duty vehicle accident that left a man paralyzed and blind. Saratoga County and the town of Wilton settled a lawsuit with the man for an undisclosed amount after a $60 million suit was filed.
My, isn't he a wonderful guy?  

If they don't fire, and charge, this bastard, they deserve to get zero support from the public.  If they won't clean house, screw 'em every one..

And the Innocence Project takes its reputation,

uses it for toilet paper and flushes it.  This is disgusting on a level hard to describe.
Last week, Simon walked out of prison a free man after Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that her office, after a yearlong investigation, was vacating the charges against him and ending his 37-year sentence.

The investigation by the Medill Innocence Project, she said, "involved a series of alarming tactics that were not only coercive and absolutely unacceptable by law enforcement standards, they were potentially in violation of Mr. Simon's constitutionally protected rights."

The truth took 15 years to come out. That's 15 years that Simon, now 64, spent behind bars.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Still busy, not quite as much,

so a bit of time.  For instance Sarah Hoyt telling the "America SUCKS!" people to kiss her ass.
For years, my husband has despaired of watching movies with me, because I have that truth-checking program in my head.  Hit three or more of those pat “everybody knows” above, and I leave the room, no matter how engaging the romance wrapped around it.  You see I grew up, literally, in a socialist country, surrounded by propaganda at all times.  It was so heavy handed you couldn’t help but see through it.  And I did.  Which means like someone who’s been immunized, I’m sensitive to the virus and anti-bodies deploy.

In Wisconsin, my first thought is "Really?  You JUST realized that?"  My second is "Loose the lawyers, and sue their asses off!"
In a court filing that one constitutional law expert calls a “stunning reversal,” the Government Accountability Board appears to concede that the “legal theory” driving the secret John Doe investigation into Wisconsin conservatives is legally “indefensible.”
Go after the prosecutors, the judges who signed off on it.  And the cops who approved SWAT raids in this shit.  Every one of them.

I am now off to hopefully get the last of this hurry-up stuff done.  At least for now.  I leave you with this:

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Yes, I'm still alive

Yes, still busy.

Two quick notes:
Elle magazine has announced this lady is 'The newest plus-size modeling star!'.
A: In what freaking universe is she 'plus-size'?
B: Just how are they going to blame this on men?

The Brady Bunch assholes try using part of the story in order to demand 'universal background checks'.
Well as we all know, anti-gun fanatics never tell the whole story.  The POS that did the shooting was a loser by the name of Benjamin Smith.  He DID buy some guns from an 'unlicensed seller' a few days after being denied from an FFL.

Here's the catch (es).

No attempt was made to apprehend Smith after he had attempted to illegally purchase firearms at an FFL (he had a restraining order)

The 'unlicensed seller' , Donald R. Fiessinger, was already under investigation by the ATF who arrested him AFTER he had already sold dozens of firearms, including two to Smith.

The Illinois State Police issued Smith a FOID card (passing a background check) two weeks prior to the shooting because the paperwork for the OOP had a different middle initial.  They revoked it two days AFTER he bought the guns but didn't arrest him for committing a felony by filling out false information on his application
Remember Genius Biden after Sandy Hook saying 'Of COURSE they're not prosecuting people who lie on the paperwork, or illegally try to buy guns!  So we need MORE laws!'? 

On trolls and leftist 'tolerance' for other views.

And now, good night.

Friday, November 07, 2014

'Democrat operatives with bylines';

yeah, that about covers it.
And they wonder why so many don't trust them.

The perjuror-in-chief of the IRS says "We need more money to do our job!"  How about you fire all the perjorors- starting with yourself- and stop spending money on being a political enforcer?  That ought to free up some millions.

That pillar scientific rigor, Salon, has issued a new statement that boils down to 'Democrats lost because conservatives/libertarians/Republicans are all RACISTS!!'  Like if they keep repeating that it'll make it true and make all the real reasons the leftists got their ass kicked go away.
No, I'm not linking to this crap, ought to be easy enough to find if you want to.

Why idiots yelling "RACIST!" doesn't mean much anymore:
Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color, the group which launched the sit-in, said the act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression.” But it’s much worse than you think. The group issued the following statement:
“A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our instructor. The barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate.”
Did you get that? Trying to hold black students to a college level of proper writing skill is a hostile act of racism. And you know they are serious; just look at all those big words they used in their statement.

And that's it.  Probably for a day or two.  Catch you later

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Not wanting to miss vital information

it gets covered tonight

Ladies, I will have to find some source of data more down your alley, so nothing for (most)of you tonight.

The stupidity was just breathtaking

Dumbass on a bike, riding along, one hand holding a phone to his ear and the other waving for emphasis about something.

On I40.

In 5-o'clock traffic.

Why this idiot is still breathing, I do not know.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

So, take every IRS clown that lied under oath

to Congress and jail them for perjury.  Then go from there.  I'd imagine they'd find out all kinds of things when the bastards realize they're not playing the game anymore.
The Internal Revenue Service admitted in court Wednesday that the agency has not searched any of its standard computer systems for Lois Lerner’s missing emails.

Oh, and file to disbar every one of them who has a law degree.

Bloggage light to none the next few days

No more surgery(that I know of) or long trips, just busy

If the information in this is true,

then every sorry excuse for a cop involved should be in prison.  The prosecutor should be disbarred and shunned.  Same for the judge.  This is disgusting on a level hard to describe.

And now, maybe something can be done with this

 Morales said that if U.S. federal officials were involved(in Gunwalker), it would be a “betrayal” of Mexico while its police and military were fighting a war against drug cartels. Tens of thousands of Mexicans have been killed since the "war on drugs" began in 2006. Almost weekly, Mexican authorities are finding mass graves of those murdered by the cartels.

"Almost immediately after the White House got wind of the Mexican attorney general's words and actions, the Obama administration dispatched its minions to Mexico City and entered into an agreement that Obama would be more forceful in legalizing millions of Mexican illegal aliens so that they would be able to work in America and continue to send home money," said the source, who worked as a federal law enforcement commander and traveled to Mexico as part of a narcotics task force.

"In essence, based on the stories emanating from the Beltway [Washington, D.C.], the case against the Obama White House and his minions was completely dropped by Attorney General Morales. In fact, when the Mexican government discovered an official's brother was killed with a 'Fast and Furious' gun, there were no repercussions for the Obama White House," said Jerry Grosso, a former narcotics detective.
Would it surprise anyone if this is true?

Nicely said

Point A:  I doubt she actually knows any Tea Partiers, only what MSDNC has told her about Tea Partiers.  Quite a few of them are pro-choice, support marriage equality (or don’t care either way) and are females who adamantly oppose sexual assault and discrimination.  Attempting to compare them to Muslim terrorists is ridiculous, inaccurate, and racist (using the left's own logic of "racializing" cultures that are different from our own)(while in a weird bipolar disconnect, insisting such cultures are every bit as good as our own)(oh, right, I get it—they're just as good from THEIR POV, but not from OUR POV. This Is Not Racist(when a "liberal" does it)).
Point IV. If we assume for sake of argument that America works, has worked for a couple of centuries, and does so better than most nations on the planet or in history—readily provable with an examination of GDP, lifespan, and the Bill of Rights—then the people who want to stick with that system are not "destroying" it.  Now, had she specifically referred to Christofascists, I'd agree with her.  But, "not instantly adopting the curious combination of Fascism and Stalinism endorsed by the DNC" is not "destroying America."  The Curious Combination of Fascism and Stalinism endorsed by the DNC is what's destroying America. And we've held the line against it…for now.

And this is why one should not confuse actual liberals, who are a useful, necessary and productive part of any healthy society, with fascists.

Now, just because,
Which must be followed by
because we'll have to; clowns like McConnell are still there in Sodom on the Potomac.


Tuesday, November 04, 2014

"It's too late to affect the election, so let's finally obey the judge's order

and give them some of the documents, and hope that shuts them up."

Fat chance, dirtbag.  More to come, like it or not.

By the way, stop whining about being held in contempt; when you're such a contemptible bastard, you should expect it.

We're supposed to trust ANY of these bastards why, again?

Conservative groups here are outraged at a memo that surfaced hours before the polls open—a memo that suggests that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) personally coordinated with the IRS’s Lois Lerner to use the tax agency’s power to target conservative groups.

The Federal Elections Commission is supposed to be a non-partisan fair broker of American election laws. FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub bills herself as an “ethics/election lawyer” on her Twitter feed.

See if you think that what Weintraub did tonight is ethical.
By the way, Weintraub is married to William G. Dauster, who is one of Democrat Sen. Harry Reid’s chiefs of staff. If the Republicans take the Senate on Tuesday, Reid may not only lose his Senate majority leader post, but his party leadership post as well.

And a different form of slimeball.  The 'In some things accusation should equal guilt' kind(at least they think this until THEY'RE the ones accused):
We can and must take a stance of siding with victims. There needs to be a super clear message that whenever someone speaks up about abuse or harassment that they’ve experienced and encountered within a professional space (conference, work, whatever) that this person will be supported and believed.
What this looks like:
Don’t ask for ‘proof’.
Don’t treat ‘both sides of the story’ as if they hold equal weight.
Do not engage in any type of victim blaming behaviour.
Listen to the victim. Do it. And don’t judge.
"Just consider anyone accused guilty and hang them.  That way the victim will feel empowered and supported, and who cares if they told the truth or lied?"

Just what that kind of bullshit does to lives doesn't matter, long as the lives trashed are those of men.

And this crap:
According to Vice News, “Lesley McSpadden, the mother of the 18-year-old boy (Michael Brown) whose death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer in August sparked weeks of protests, is going to Geneva, Switzerland next month to speak about her son and other victims of police brutality in front of the United Nations. ...McSpadden, accompanied by one of the family’s lawyers and a handful of local activists and human rights advocates, is taking her son’s case — and that of other victims of racial profiling and police violence — straight to the UN Committee Against Torture, the body tasked with preventing torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment around the world.”
Wonder if Al Sharpton will be along to bitch and moan in front of a new audience.

I shall now go out into the rain to get to my polling place to vote.  See you later.