Thursday, April 24, 2014

Someone please explain why I should trust ANY of the various agencies

of the federal government?
The top watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security altered and delayed investigations at the request of senior administration officials, compromising his independent role as an inspector general, according to a new report from a Senate oversight panel.

Charles K. Edwards, who served as acting DHS inspector general from 2011 through 2013, routinely shared drinks and dinner with department leaders and gave them inside information about the timing and findings of investigations, according to the report from an oversight panel of the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee.

A year-long bipartisan investigation by the panel also found that Edwards improperly relied on the advice of top political advisers to then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and acquiesced to their suggestions about the wording and timing of three separate reports.
Translation: "I'm Charles K. Edwards, and I'm bought and paid for!"

Chances of actually facing any penalty: about zero.
Edwards, a 20-year federal career employee with expertise in computer engineering, resigned his office in December, three days before he was scheduled to appear at a Senate hearing to answer questions. DHS granted his request to be transferred into its office of science and technology, and the hearing was canceled.
So the bastard is STILL working at that agency.  Bought, paid-for and sealed.

Yes, the food police are full of crap.

In the opening plenary session, Dr. Walter C. Willett, a Harvard epidemiologist who has spent many years studying cancer and nutrition, sounded almost rueful as he gave a status report. Whatever is true for other diseases, when it comes to cancer there was little evidence that fruits and vegetables are protective or that fatty foods are bad.
About all that can be said with any assurance is that controlling obesity is important, as it also is for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and other threats to life. Avoiding an excess of alcohol has clear benefits. But unless a person is seriously malnourished, the influence of specific foods is so weak that the signal is easily swamped by noise.

Being a cop means never having to say you're sorry.  For raiding the wrong place, handcuffing and interrogating the wrong people, for breaking the door, for ANYTHING.
“I’m very irritated and angry, he never said I’m sorry, never apologized for having the wrong house…he said you got to get someone to fix that door.”

VA State Police cite an ongoing drug investigation and cannot comment any further.
It must be nice to be able to go around assaulting and shaking down old ladies and then claim to be involved in an “ongoing investigation” as to avoid answering for the atrocity.
Yeah, it must be.

Speaking of LE bullcrap,
"He just crept along beside me on his motorcycle and he started saying, 'Hey ma'am! I want to talk to you. Hey stop, ma'am! I want to talk to you.' Then my anxiety rose even higher," she said.
This was followed shortly thereafter by the cop dismounting, chasing her down, tackling her and placing her under arrest. The police chief claims this arrest was for "walking on the wrong side of the road," (as well as "evading arrest" and "resisting arrest") despite the fact that the woman wasn't ultimately charged with anything.

So; for WALKING DOWN THE STREET and not wanting to talk to the cop she gets tackled and arrested...  And it gets even better:
Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton says this:
Shelton says by law you're not required to stop and talk to an officer if there's not a lawful reason for them to be stopping you.
But then he says this:
"Normally if a police officer pulls up, in my opinion, it's awful odd for somebody just to take off and not want to speak to the police officer," Shelton said.
Well, gee, Chief, maybe they're worried about being screwed around by idiots with badges who think not wanting to talk to them is reason for arrest?  Maybe because you're vindictive assholes like this:
Bonnette hasn't been charged with anything, but the entire incident was caught on dashcam video and Shelton says it will be investigated further. He also says Johnson acted appropriately and won't be reprimanded.
A: Investigated for WHAT?
B: Chances of the public getting to see the video: just about zero, because 'investigation'.
C: Really?  Chasing her down and tackling her for not wanting to talk to Johnson is 'appropriate'?  And you wonder why people might not want to talk to you?

Whitehouse CoP Craig Shelton and Officer Johnson: I hope you get the fame you truly deserve.
And congratulations: you just gave people even MORE reason to be nervous around you.

A bit of history.  And how one Nazi doctor managed to get away.
I asked a retired judge who was hunting Nazis in his spare time, “What’s the point in arresting these 90-year-old guys? What’s the point in going after them?” And he said, “At the concentration camps they sent 90-year-old men and women to their death, and they had no problem killing newborn babies. So you pursue justice at any point and at any cost.” There’s a reason why there’s no statute of limitations on murder here in the US, and that’s because the victims deserve justice, no matter how long it takes.

I've heard bits and pieces about this crap before; if true, sounds like various people at the Veteran's Administration need firing.
And being sued.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tab clearing: Texas tells BLM

'Come and take it.'

Enviroweenies are right in the middle of the Bundy mess.  And screwing other ranchers.

Even the friggin' State Department won't commit to naming any Hillary accomplishments.

Dear Teachers: you suck.

Yeah, this is a serious problem.
...We were bs'ing and laughing and he mentioned it as well, because he said that he also noticed the way it affected her - that it was stunningly obvious she had never ever considered life in those terms, and wasn't sure how to deal with it. We shared a laugh or two about it for a moment and moved on to other thoughts.

But it also made me think about a fundamental problem we have in helping combat veterans adjust back to "normal" life in this country - the fact that the vast majority of the people attempting to do so have no common basis of experience with which to communicate

Media Matters: "We're innocent of things we weren't accused of!  And how dare you accuse us of things we did!"

They're supposed to trust the Mexican government why?

It only took a jerk with a badge

to get me back in the mood to yell about crap.  Didn't take long, either.  I present to you Deputy Natalie Barber:
A North Carolina deputy with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office was caught on video confiscating two different cellphones and detaining a former U.S. Marine after she claims he got “aggressive.” Her claims are now being called into question after video of the incident surfaced online.
Barber then ordered the man to put down his phone for her “safety” and when he refused, she snatched it out of his hand. She informed the man that she was going to pat him down for weapons and then she put him in handcuffs.

The deputy was clear that Jaramillo wasn’t under arrest, only detained for both of their safety.

When Jaramillo’s son started recording the officer detaining his dad with another phone, she confiscated that cellphone as well.
“I’m snatching everyone’s phone and I will take everyone in!” Barber screams.
In her official police report, Barber claimed that she only confiscated the phones and detained Jaramillo after he got “angry” and was “being aggressive.”
And- of course- filing a complaint did nothing:
Jaramillo reportedly complained to Barber’s supervisors about the incident but was told the officer acted properly because she feared for her safety.
Ah yes, she feared that the video would show her being a jerk, so that's enough excuse to be an even bigger jerk.

No outrage to work up right now, so:

There may be bitching and yelling later.


There is a hummingbird at the feeder!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

If you're looking for posters,

might look around here; seem to have a lot of stuff.

Yep, GREAT job there Mr. Mayor and Chief McCarthy!

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said a bloody holiday weekend that saw at least eight people shot and killed and dozens others wounded “doesn’t wipe out” reductions in violent crime in the past two years.

Since Friday evening, at least eight people were shot and killed in Chicago, and at least 44 others were wounded, police said.

 “This doesn’t wipe out what has happened over the last two years, and this is a conversation that we’ve had time and time again,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday morning. “There’s no magic formula here. We have a plan, we have a strategy, and it’s hard work. That’s what it is. … It’s a day-by-day, minute-by-minute grind, and we’re into busy season. That’s what it is.”
Problem is, some of what's been happening the last couple of years isn't real helpful to that.
But back to Tiara Groves. With the stroke of a computer key, she was airbrushed out of Chicago’s homicide statistics.

The change stunned officers. Current and former veteran detectives who reviewed the Groves case at Chicago’s request were just as incredulous. Says a retired high-level detective, “How can you be tied to a chair and gagged, with no clothes on, and that’s a [noncriminal] death investigation?” (He, like most of the nearly 40 police sources interviewed for this story, declined to be identified by name, citing fears of disciplinary action or other retribution.)

Was it just a coincidence, some wondered, that the reclassification occurred less than two weeks before the end of the year, when the city of Chicago’s final homicide numbers for 2013 would be tallied? “They essentially wiped away one of the murders in the city, which is crazy,” says a police insider. “But that’s the kind of shit that’s going on.”

If you're interested in what all goes on in Chicago, can I suggest Second City Cop?

Now, how long will it take for Mayor and CoP to blame it on 'lax gun laws'?

Canadian tribe wants to restore salmon fishery

Basically fertilizes area of Pacific.
Microorganisms thrive, feeding baby salmon.
Winds up feeding a lot of other aquatic life.
Salmon population booms.
Responding to these and similar antihuman ravings, the Canadian government went so far as to send gun-toting flak-vest-armored Environment Canada agents to raid the headquarters of the offices of the HSRC. George has been forced to resign the presidency of the corporation, as the desperate proponents of carbon rationing and fishing restriction scream for his head.

But the salmon are back.
Be it noted that the idiots screaming about this tend to be among the groups that've been pushing for years for geoengineering to 'stop globular warmering'...

"Women can say whatever they want(as long as

the official sisterhood approves of it)!"
Funny as hell in a way; people who insist 'Womyn can be anything!' crap bricks and scream names when a woman points out that being home and raising kids is a pretty important thing.  And deserves respect.
“Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it,’’ wrote Ryan, who evidently considers herself an expert on gender theory.
Snork...So apparently the line is 'If you're PAID to write such, your opinion counts.'  Or something. 

Fairly sickening that I know people who'd LIKE this idea...

While America's corporate executives are his special bĂȘte noire, Mr. Piketty is also deeply troubled by the tens of millions of working people—a group he disparagingly calls "petits rentiers"—whose income puts them nowhere near the "one percent" but who still have savings, retirement accounts and other assets. That this very large demographic group will get larger, grow wealthier and pass on assets via inheritance is "a fairly disturbing form of inequality." He laments that it is difficult to "correct" because it involves a broad segment of the population, not a small elite that is easily demonized.

So what is to be done? Mr. Piketty urges an 80% tax rate on incomes starting at "$500,000 or $1 million." This is not to raise money for education or to increase unemployment benefits. Quite the contrary, he does not expect such a tax to bring in much revenue, because its purpose is simply "to put an end to such incomes." It will also be necessary to impose a 50%-60% tax rate on incomes as low as $200,000 to develop "the meager US social state." There must be an annual wealth tax as high as 10% on the largest fortunes and a one-time assessment as high as 20% on much lower levels of existing wealth. He breezily assures us that none of this would reduce economic growth, productivity, entrepreneurship or innovation.
You don't have to be rich for these bastards to want to loot you; just earn more than he thinks you should.

Lamppost, rope, socialists...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Another addition to the Green-approved hypocrite list

Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable. He also is, or was until recently, a major investor in Kinder Morgan, which is building a competitor to the Keystone pipeline. 
Today, he is a bitter opponent of fossil fuels, especially coal. That fits with his current economic interests: banning coal-fired power plants will boost the value of his solar projects. But it was not always thus. In fact, Steyer owes his fortune in large part to the fact that he has been one of the world’s largest financers of coal projects. Tom Steyer was for coal before he was against it.

The rest is tab clearing:
The point is Mr. Bundy is no Rahm Emanuel, Al Gore, or Jay Carney. He is no Jay-Z or Sean Penn. He is a world away from the Kardashians and the BMW meets Mercedes crowd of the California coastal corridor or the psychodramas of brats at Dartmouth. Bundy does not have the white privilege that those who have it — mostly liberal, wealthy, and seeking an apartheid existence — damn in others.

The 'War on Poverty' that spread poverty.  But it DID get blacks voting Democrat, just like Johnson thought.

Yes, Obama's a damned liar.  Whether the sycophants want to deal with it or not.

'Consensus' my ass.

And, because I'm sick of politics,

Bureau of Land Management snipers...

As I wrote only last week, if someone wants to stroll in to Fort Hood and shoot as many people as he's minded to, the fellows on the receiving end have to call 911 and wait for the county sheriff to send a couple of deputies - because "the only government department without a military force at its disposal is the military". But the Bureau of Land Management has snipers.
The oathbreaking sonsabitches have a total disregard for that Constitution they swore to uphold, too.
The "First Amendment Area" is supposed to be something called "the United States". If the Bureau of Land Management gets to determine which sliver of turf you can exercise your right to freedom of expression in, then it isn't freedom of expression at all, is it? I'm less impressed by the First Amendment than I used to be, mainly because I'm having to spend a half-decade in court and a seven-figure sum for the privilege of hearing some judge years down the line inform me that my 270-word blog post is, in fact, permitted under the US constitution. (If you'd like to help lessen the toll of that seven-figure sum, I'd be awfully grateful.) But even so it's extraordinary that even twerp bureaucrats from the Department of Compliance feel comfortable setting up an "orange plastic pen" labeled "First Amendment Area". If an anonymous pen-pusher in the permanent bureaucracy can confine the Bill of Rights to tiny enclaves where it will be entirely ineffectual, then there is no Bill of Rights.

Because lying is what Moms Want Some Action and MAIG do best.  And worst. 
And please take note of this part of what they're not telling people:
The buyer was Mark Manes, a 22-year-old computer technician whose mother is a member of Handgun Control Inc. Manes did not own his new assault weapon (TEC-DC9) for long. Phillip Duran, a friend who worked at a Blackjack Pizza parlor in Jefferson County, told him “two guys” at the pizza place were looking for a TEC-9. On Jan. 23, at another Tanner Gun Show, Duran introduced Manes to the two guys. They were both 17, too young to buy a handgun legally. But Manes offered to sell it for $500, and they agreed.
That night, Manes sold the gun at the house where he lived with his parents, on a suburban street not far from Columbine High.
The buyers were Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris

Why my daughter or son would've gone to one of the big Spring Break places over my dead body.

That ebola outbreak in Guinea?

Seems to be a new strain.  Ain't that just wonderful?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Starkville, MS Aldermen David Little and Ben Carver, welcome to the fame

you wouldn't have if you weren't such whiny pussies.
The two aldermen came under fire recently after instigating the removal of Starkville’s highly popular Chief Administration Officer Lynn Spruill without providing any reason for the coup other than Carver’s comment that he “prayed” about it and God told him to kick her to the curb (hence the parody handle @BenCarverPrays).
For those people who don’t get the punchline to jokes – ever – both accounts are marked “parody”. And they have been taken down.

But Mr Little wants the tweeters to pay for their “illegal impersonation”.

You need a licence to parody?
And Police Sgt. Durr, you- or the chief, or both- need to have the balls to point out to the two whiny pussies that parody IS NOT A CRIME; no matter how butthurt they are.

(Yes, I woke up; bullshit like this is enough to make you start typing)

Coming soon- or out- to a hospital near you:
After more than a decade of ‘torture’ - during which he says NHS bosses ‘tried to silence me, destroy my reputation and erase me from the face of the Earth’ - his good name was this week dramatically restored. 

Bullied and then sacked by his NHS bosses after exposing the avoidable deaths of patients at his Coventry hospital, the 54-year-old heart specialist was vindicated on Thursday after a David-and-Goliath battle thought to have cost taxpayers £10million.
This is the effing NHS we're told we need our healthcare system patterned after...
He is now seeking a meeting with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt, but has this stark warning for any other health professional thinking of blowing the whistle to protect their patients.

‘Don’t do it, because the way I have been treated is nothing short of an outrage and a scandal,’ said Dr Mattu, a once world-renowned specialist who is now unemployed and doubts his medical career will ever recover.

‘Instead of listening to me, embracing what I said and working with me to improve conditions for patients, Trust managers tried to destroy me. It was a form of torture.

‘They stopped at nothing to change the focus from the patients - who were at the heart of my concerns - onto false claims about this allegedly “bad doctor” who needed to be removed.

Harry Reid is a sorry, corrupt sack of crap.  Who seems to want to lay the groundwork for DHS to show up and kill people 'for the public good'.

So if you're black you get to violate the rules- a LOT- and 'win' the competition.  Because making you play by the rules would be racist.

How do you rap 'You assholes are full of shit'?

This place is primarily stocks,

with some scope mounts, and seems to have quite a selection; take a look.

I've got nothin' this morning

so pictures.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The government cannot/will not deal with the cartel;

people being robbed/raped/tortured/murdered get sick of it, grab those hidden-away .22 rifles and single-shot scatterguns and start going after cartel dirtbags and using their weapons to arm up.

.Gov, having been hugely embarrassed by the commoners acting like human beings with the right to protect themselves, finally shows up(after the worst of the work is done, apparently) and now announces "You must join a government-approved militia where we can control you, and register the guns you'll be allowed to keep, or else!"
Vigilante spokesman Estanislao Beltran said the self-defense forces would not turn in their guns by the May deadline, but were open to joining some of the government forces. "Nobody is going to disarm," Beltran said in a telephone interview.
Translation:  "Screw you.  You ignored what was being done to us, or just refused to act, now you want to make us victims again?  Screw you twice, pendejo."

Honestly, would YOU trust their government on this?  Hell, I don't trust OURS with such.

Why a lot of federal jerks really wish April 19th would go away

It's a reminder people stood up to a government before, and can do it again if they choose.
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.
That piece of prose scares hell out of a lot of people.  With good reason.  To borrow a phrase "They mean to be good rulers, but make no mistake, they mean to RULE."  And that little piece of poetry reminds them that there are answers to that that get rather noisy.  And final.

Something I posted before, from an interview with Captain Levi Preston of Danvers, at 91, on the events that day.
An historian asked him, “Captain Preston, what made you go to the Concord Fight?” 
“What did I go for?” the old man replied, subtly rephrasing the historian’s question to drain away its determinism. 
The interviewer tried again. “... Were you oppressed by the Stamp Act?” he asked. 
 “I never saw any stamps,” Preston ansered, “and I always understood that none were ever sold.” 
“Well, what about the tea tax?” 
“Tea tax, I never drank a drop of the stuff, the boys threw it all overboard.” 
“But I suppose you have been reading Harrington, Sidney, and Locke about the eternal principle of liberty?” 
“I never heard of these men. The only books we had were the Bible, the Catechism, Watts’ psalms and hymns and the almanacs.” 
“Well, then, what was the matter?” 
“Young man, what we meant in going for those Redcoats was this: we always had governed ourselves and we always meant to. They didn’t mean we should.”
Neither do the dictator wannabes in Sodom on the Potomac. And they really don't like knowing that, comes to it, people can tell them to go to hell and back it up.

Why fewer people want to be in your bloody union:

you're corrupt dirtbags.
Ironically, the UAW had initially opposed allowing the plant's workers to have a secret ballot election on unionizing,insisting instead that Volkswagen recognize its claim that it got a majority of workers to back the union through the Card Check process.
Yeah, when you OPPOSE an actual election because you know you'll likely lose, that doesn't exactly give confidence in your actions.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ramp polishing

Really, could have skipped this; the only thing that would occasionally hang up was some handloads with flat-nosed bullets; and only when they were the top round in the mag and you were chambering them; when firing they never missed a beat. 

However, there were some small tooling marks on the ramp, so decided to smooth those out a bit.  So strip the frame, pad the vise jaws and set it at the appropriate angle so the ramp- indicated by arrow- is level.  Using JUST enough pressure to hold it steady.
Then find something of suitable diameter- in this case a Sharpie wrapped with 600-grit paper- to do the polishing, and a black marker to blacken the ramp; that way there's no question if you're keeping the angle true.

Blacken the ramp, and lightly work the abrasive, checking frequently to make sure you're centered and level.  Every time the black was gone, I'd mark it again.

Do this ONLY until the necessary amount of polishing is done; if you do this on one with deep tooling marks(no matter the make/caliber/whatever), ONLY polish the high points where the cartridge will actually contact; if you try to remove all the marks, you may cut deeply enough to screw with feeding.  I only had some light marks, so it took very little to make them go away*.

Do NOT chuck something in the dremel and start cutting.
Unless you're a pro on things like this I'd say do NOT use any powered equipment at all.
POLISH is the key: make the surface nice and smooth, don't remove a lot of material.
If you absolutely have to use a dremel, ONLY use a felt polishing wheel and buffing compound to clean up the surface.  And use a very damned light touch.  Screw up the angle of the ramp, or cut too deep, and you're screwed.  The only fixes I know for that are a new frame, or having someone mill out the ramp area and solder in a replacement ramp insert.
Oh, wait; you may be truly screwed, I just checked Brownell's and they show that insert discontinued.  So DON'T SCREW IT UP.

One more thing: if it's an aluminum frame, DO NOT POLISH THE RAMP.  AT ALL.  Aluminum is soft, and the hard anodizing on the frame is hard.  If you cut the anodizing off the ramp, every time a bullet bumps into it, it'll dent and/or wear.  The ramp won't last long.

Just to get one more whack on this horse, take a look at this page on The High Road; frames screwed-up by unneeded and/or too-much 'polishing'.  To borrow,
Although it's apparent that most of the "work" was done with a grinding wheel, and followed with a buffing wheel, I've seen the same damage done with a buffing wheel and jeweler's rouge alone. It just takes longer to destroy the ramp.

*Very happily.  I have a horror of the thought of cutting too deeply.

I wonder if the Jews will get little yellow stars

to wear on their clothes to show they've properly registered themselves?
A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern. 

The leaflet demanded the city’s Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated.
So Pushilin says he doesn't agree with the order, but acknowledges his men are in fact ordering Jews to register.

Apparently former Justice Stevens can't remember what he said before his current "Let's rewrite the 2nd Amendment to ban guns from the commoners" moment.
Actually, while we are discussing Stevens' reverence for the Miller decision, the Washington Examiner notes that at an October 2012 Brady Campaign-sponsored event, Stevens said this about the decision:
"[Miller] was generally understood to limiting the scope of the Second Amendment to the uses of arms that were related to military activities," Stevens said today during a question-and-answer session after a speech today with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence's Legal Action Project.
Now that would appear to indicate that Stevens is tacitly admitting that private ownership of "military-style" firearms -- like, say, "assault weapons" (and indeed fully-automatic firearms, grenade launchers, and more) is precisely what the Second Amendment protects -- and not, as we noted above, only in the context of membership in a government-sanctioned militia.

The Peoria Illinois PD and Mayor Jim Ardis: farging idiots and abusers of power.
Illinois police seized computers and mobile phones while raiding a house whose owner was suspected of parodying the town mayor on Twitter.

In all, five people following the Tuesday evening raid were taken to the Peoria Police Department station for questioning, local media report.
Mayor Jim Ardis, meet the Streisand Effect.  You disgusting little clown.

And Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard: ever hear of telling the Mayor "No, I will NOT raid a house because you're all butthurt" ?  Of course, that would take the balls to tell said politician 'No', which you apparently don't have.

This has the potential to be interesting; I can see Sec. John Effing Kerry blowing his lid at the idea of the Indian Reagan taking office.

Back to New Effing York: let's see if the systems up there- legal and bar- actually do anything about these corrupt bastards.
Charles Hynes:
In a sworn deposition, Hynes admitted that material witnesses were held in hotels overnight as “prisoners” — a controversial practice that he repeatedly denied during 2013’s reelection campaign.
Prosecutor Michael Vecchione:
The case against Collins imploded after key witness, Angel Santos, revealed in Brooklyn Federal Court in 2010 that the chief prosecutor, Michael Vecchione, had threatened to bash him over the head with a coffee table or charge him with perjury if he did not take the stand against Collins.
And every other dirtbag involved in this.
Federal Judge Dora Irizarrry tossed out the conviction citing “shameful” prosecutorial misconduct by prosecutors, including the failure to inform Collins’ trial lawyer that three key witnesses had recanted or been held prisoner in a hotel before taking the stand.

Paul Krugman is a bigoted idiot.  In detail.

First thought: I love a happy ending

A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children.

According to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson, the deputy was serving an eviction notice at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday when a “large” dog tried to attack him, KCAL reported.

“A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner,” Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to The Press-Enterprise. “The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg.”
Happily Deputy Finger-on-the-bang-switch managed not to pull it twice.

What makes it even funnier:
When KNBC film crews arrived on the scene later on Wednesday, they found a medium-sized pit bull — named “Precious” — confined to a pen, and calmly playing with several children. The dog’s owner admitted that it had been barking when the officer arrived.
Excuse me, I have to sit here giggling and snorting for a bit.

"Free speech? Why do we need that

messing up our enlightened society?"
  • At Westminster, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee declares that the BBC should seek ‘special clearance’ before it interviews climate sceptics, such as fringe wacko extremists like former Chancellor Nigel Lawson.
  • In Massachusetts, Brandeis University withdraws its offer of an honorary degree to a black feminist atheist human rights campaigner from Somalia.
  • In London, a multitude of liberal journalists and artists responsible for everything from Monty Python to Downton Abbey sign an open letter in favour of the first state restraints on the British press in three and a quarter centuries.
Scary as hell, isn't it?
‘What really bothered me is the whole idea that at a liberal arts college we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion.’ Yeah, who needs that? There speaks the voice of a generation: celebrate diversity by enforcing conformity.
"I didn't come to this college to hear other opinions, I came to here my own!"

Looks like the Border Patrol has joined the line of Organizations That Can Kiss My Ass.
In a letter dated April 16 and sent to Manuel Padilla, Jr., Chief Border Patrol Agent for the Tucson sector, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona describes agents at the Arivaca checkpoint threatening protesters with arrest, forcing them behind an arbitrary line at the edge of a "Border Patrol Enforcement Zone," refusing to identify themselves, cursing at the locals, and blocking their view of agents' activities.

Some of the agents' actions are incredibly petty, such as parking a running vehicle so that the exhaust vents directly at the protesters. Then when they move, agents set another running vehicle in front of them.
Other Arivacans report that agents at the checkpoint have told them, "You have no rights here," or that all community members are considered suspect simply by virtue of living in Arivaca.
'You have no rights here.'  Really?  That's what the BP has come to?  Screw you oathbreaking clowns.

Why are Democrats such nasty, violent people?

Apparently just inspecting the friggin' mascot head was too much work for the SS, so they threatened death instead.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's a day or two early, but Science! never rests!

Or the data never stops.  Or something like that.

Reason #2 to get rid of the EPA: it's full of

lying, corrupt bastards using their authority to screw the country.
Seven months after being subpoenaed by Congress, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy conceded that her agency does not have -  and cannot produce - all of the scientific data used for decades to justify numerous rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act. 

In a March 7th letter to House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), McCarthy admitted that EPA cannot produce all of the original data from the 1993 Harvard Six Cities Study (HSC) and the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 1995 Cancer Prevention Study II, which is currently housed at New York University.
Note this bullshit:
However, despite “multiple interactions with the third party owners of the research data in an effort to obtain that data,” McCarthy wrote, some of the data subpoenaed by the committee “are not (and were not) in the possession, custody or control of the EPA, nor are they within the authority to obtain data that the agency identified.”
Translation: "We don't have the data, and we can't get it, and WE DID NOT HAVE IT."

And yet more lawyerly ways to try to avoid saying "We're lying shits":
“EPA has not withheld any data in our possession that is responsive to the subpoena,” McCarthy stated. “The EPA acknowledges, however, that the data provided are not sufficient in themselves to replicate the analyses in the epidemiological studies, nor would they allow for the one to one mapping of each pollutant and ecological variable to each subject.”
"We gave you what we HAD, but we couldn't give you all the data we said we had but actually didn't, so we're NOT lying and dodging.  Really!"

The frame mods, next step

Main thing I decided to do was undercut the trigger guard a bit and round that area.  Reasons being:
Caspian did a beautiful job making this frame, but it has some sharp corners in places I don't like, main one being the bottom of the trigger guard.  Lovely to look at, but tends to be quite uncomfortable to the middle finger when have a good high grip.  I've had the same problem on S&W M&P and Glock pistols, but in this case I own it and can mod it to my hearts' content.

Stripped the frame, taped the rail area and used some light cardboard on the vise jaws as well, and clamped it- VERY carefully, just enough pressure to hold- upside-down in the vise, then used a sharp half-round file, first cutting down right at the back of the guard just in front of the curve down into the grip(left arrow).

This is very much a 'file a bit, then try it' thing, both for getting enough to make it feel right and making damn sure I didn't cut too deep.  When it felt about right, moved both forward to blend it in(up to the right arrow), and started working on the sides to round them nicely.

Here's a closer shot from the side
and a bottom angle better showing the curves
At the point it felt pretty good I stopped filing, then wrapped some 220-grit abrasive cloth around the file and smoothed it all out, then used a strip of the same to shoeshine, both to remove marks and further smooth and blend.  Then cleaned it thoroughly and lubed and reassembled for shooting.

Result: MUCH more comfortable in my hand.  There are still some scratches I need to polish out, and if I get a chance later I'll bead-blast the frame, it should look like it was made that way originally.

Yes, it could've been undercut deeper; considering the CT grips, didn't think it would make much more difference.

Pictures of the ramp polishing will come when it's not so damp and chilly outside; my hands are feeling it.