Saturday, November 22, 2008

Victory In Iraq Day

And since the morons in Congress mostly don't have the balls to say it flat-out, or- in some cases- don't want it to be true, we have to say it:

The bad guys have had their collective ass kicked. To borrow some words,
"By every measure, The United States and coalition forces have conclusively defeated all enemies in Iraq, pacified the country, deposed the previous regime, successfully helped to establish a new functioning democratic government, and suppressed any lingering insurgencies. The war has come to an end. And we won.

What more indication do you need? An announcement from the outgoing Bush administration? It's not gonna happen. An announcement from the incoming Obama administration? That's really not gonna happen. A declaration of victory by the media? Please. Don't make me laugh. A concession of surrender by what few remaining insurgents remain in hiding? Forget about it."

So we say it. To every Soldier, Marine, Airman and Sailor who put their ass on the line, to those who paid the price, we say thank you. The God-cursed politicians may not say it, but we do.

Friday, November 21, 2008

On the theme of spreading the word,

further evidence that some homosexual activists are fascist jerks:
That’s right. Activists have published an “Anti-Gay Black List” of Prop. 8 donors on the Internet. If the tables had been turned and Prop. 8 proponents created such an enemies’ list, everyone in Hollywood would be screaming “McCarthyism” faster than you can count to eight. A Los Angeles restaurant whose manager made a small donation to the Prop. 8 campaign has been besieged nightly by hordes of protesters who have disrupted the business, intimidated patrons, and brought employees there to tears. In fear for their jobs and their lives, workers at El Coyote Mexican Café pooled together $500 to pay off the bullies.
The only proper response to the threats these dirtbags are making is the racking of a shotgun. If any of you happen to find this post, and don't like it, I have a suggestion: grow up and start acting like a rational human being, not a spoiled brat with a machete.

From one of the links:
I’ve gotten into a discussion about it on Michelle Malkin’s site, and have even gotten in a few hits with JoeMyGod himself for his and his readers’ outright bumbling stupidity. I might be able to understand being upset about it, but seriously–you idiots are trying to preach against hate and you’re calling for gays and lesbians to “burn their f—ing churches to the ground and tax the charred timbers”? You must be joking!
Unfortunately, they're not. They think they have some right to ruin people who disagree with them. They're a bunch of (fill in appropriate description here), and they think they are privileged to destroy anyone who doesn't go along with their wishes.

Let's see, why does this not give me a warm feeling?

I just got an e-mail from Eric Cantor(Stupid Party-VA), just elected minority whip. It included this:
When the new Congress convenes in January, our nation will still be faced with economic turmoil at home and challenges abroad. We need leadership not partisanship in Washington. Our role as Republicans is to work with the new President where we can find common ground. It is also our role to serve as a check and balance on the excesses of the Obama-Pelosi team in Washington.
Every time some jackass pops out with some variation of 'leadership not partisanship' it tends to mean 'if we're nice and go along, they won't be mean to us'. Bullcrap.

If this continues to be the attitude of the Stupid Party, the Evil Party will continue screwing us all. And blaming the Stupid Party for it.

I am so damn sick of these people...

THIS is what Obama wants for Attorney General

Earlier this year, Eric Holder--along with Janet Reno and several other former officials from the Clinton Department of Justice--co-signed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. The brief was filed in support of DC's ban on all handguns, and ban on the use of any firearm for self-defense in the home. The brief argued that the Second Amendment is a "collective" right, not an individual one, and asserted that belief in the collective right had been the consistent policy of the U.S. Department of Justice since the FDR administration. A brief filed by some other former DOJ officials (including several Attorneys General, and Stuart Gerson, who was Acting Attorney General until Janet Reno was confirmed)took issue with the Reno-Holder brief's characterization of DOJ's viewpoint.
Aww, what's a little lying about a legal viewpoint? Especially in a lawyer sworn to the truth? Who works for the government?

But at the least, the Reno-Holder brief accurately expressed the position of the Department of Justice when Janet Reno was Attorney General and Eric Holder was Deputy Attorney General. At the oral argument before the Fifth Circuit in United States v. Emerson, the Assistant U.S. Attorney told the panel that the Second Amendment was no barrier to gun confiscation, not even of the confiscation of guns from on-duty National Guardsmen.
I mean, hell, why should the Guard be immune to having their arms seized? After all, they're just more of the peasants who need the gummint to control their lives, aren't they?

After 9/11, he penned a Washington Post op-ed, "Keeping Guns Away From Terrorists" arguing that a new law should give "the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms a record of every firearm sale." He also stated that prospective gun buyers should be checked against the secret "watch lists" compiled by various government entities. (In an Issue Paper on the watch list proposal, I quote a FBI spokesman stating that there is no cause to deny gun ownership to someone simply because she is on the FBI list.)

After the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the D.C. handgun ban and self-defense ban were unconstitutional in 2007, Holder complained that the decision "opens the door to more people having more access to guns and putting guns on the streets."

Yeah, there's that pesky 'Constitutional' thing getting in the way of doing what's needed for the good of the State and peasantsmasses.

Definitely read the whole damn thing. And take note of this:
Holder played a key role in the gunpoint, night-time kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez. The pretext for the paramilitary invasion of the six-year-old's home was that someone in his family might have been licensed to carry a handgun under Florida law.
Now, just think what the FBI and ATF & Co. could do if they could use registration lists as excuse for 'dynamic entry' raids every time they wanted. Why, just think of all the dead dogs, kittens, smashed homes and terrified peoplepractice the ninja troops could get!
Although a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo showed a federal agent dressed like a soldier and pointing a machine gun at the man who was holding the terrified child, Holder claimed that Gonzalez "was not taken at the point of a gun" and that the federal agents whom Holder had sent to capture Gonzalez had acted "very sensitively."
Dammit, if us dummies keep wanting officials to actually have some regard for the truth, how will we move into the progressive future?

I think the AG position has to go through the approval process; this would be a good time to yell at the congresscritters again.

You know, I've come to the view that one of the big uses of a blog like this is spreading the word. I posted on that idiot ammunition serial-numbering scheme the other day and a guy said he'd not been aware his state was considering this crap; so I wound up helping someone get word. That's a good thing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This is getting rediculous

Went to the Sportsmans Warehouse where I usually get bullets and primers nowadays. Empty spaces outnumbered in-stock bullets by about 4-1. Rifle, handgun, all. I did get my primers; I wanted a brick(1000), but got the last 800 CCI Large Rifle they had.

Lots of rifles and shotguns on the racks, but NO AR15 variants. None. When I got the .22's at Academy yesterday, they had one of the new Sig variants, and that was all.


Victory in Iraq Day;

since Congress won't declare it, Zombie thinks we should.

I like it.

Even on the local level, PC media is a plague

The other day one of the big stories was the #2 Nutcase of al Qaeda called Obama a house negro. Except that most of the media weenies just couldn't bring themselves to report that: it was some kind of 'racial epithet'. Local news weenie actually put it that 'accused President-Elect Obama of being a black man who serves white men'. These people have no balls at all.(added: it seems some of the translators decided to clean things up: actually, he called him a 'house slave')

Or integrity. When Harry Bellafonte called Colin Powell a house negro, they played that; but they won't say this. Morons.

This just in: John Murtha(D Sleazebag-PA, and thanks a lot for reelecting him, you morons) is a chickenshit. Who doesn't have the balls to stand behind his words, and has a government lawyer(i.e., paid for by other people) saying "...a member of Congress is “absolutely immune” from a defamation suit because there’s no circumstance in which speaking to the media is not within the scope of a lawmaker’s employment." In other words, silly peasant, the claim is it doesn't matter where he is or what he does, Murtha(and every other moron in Congress) can slander and lie about people and has immunity from being nailed for it. Which is patent bullcrap, same as the crap a year or so ago that their offices are immune from being searched in a criminal investigation("Your home or business can be searched, but not OUR offices, you peasants!"). On this, I can't decide which would be the best attention-getter for these politicians: tar & feathers, a whip, or just go straight to the rope/lamppost thing.

With all the attention on pirates lately, and various hand-wringing "What can we do?" fretting, I'll make a suggestion: British & American* navies in particular, start sinking them. Just like we did for so long. They're at sea, they're pirates attacking people, "CIC Bridge, commence fire." Cuts down on recidivism something fierce.

Bill Ayers is a terrorist, murderer, a liar and and chickenshit.

I do not watch The View; I'd rather clean cosmoline off a hundred-year-old rifle with my tongue than listen to that collection of bigots and bullies, as evidenced by the contempt of one of these oh-so-sensitive liberal jerks toward home schooling. Yeah, public schooling is full of such wonderful moments for kids to remember.

Kim has a couple up today about men looking at women, and what women look like. As to the first, hell YES we look. Guys who aren't jerks try not to be obnoxious about it, but we look. And ladies, you damn well know it, so don't get huffy. Few years back some of my daughters friends were bitching about guys looking at them, daughter mentioned. I told her to give them a guys' view: if you're wearing a top cut down damn near to bisecting the shirt, and/or tied up to the boobs, and pants low-riding to the point of falling down or a skirt short enough to flash their crotch, not only do they know guys are looking but they want them to, and we know it; so knock off the bitching. Or change their mode of dress.
As to the second, what the hell is WRONG with these women? Emaciation is not sexy, dammit.

And now, I need to go out into the cold wind and look for ammo that I couldn't find yesterday. Or primers. Or powder. Can always use more of any of it.

*I don't have to mention the Indian Navy; they seem to have the idea just fine.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Word from the son

whose unit rotated back to Germany first of the month. So they went from 70's & 80's to 30's & 40's. And he doesn't care for cold any more than I do.

But they're back, with lots of PT and other joys to keep them busy for a while. Further on that later.

I know it's been mentioned before, but the ammunition registration

clowns are still with us and pushing their crap. Basically, they want to serial-number each and every bullet, which means when you buy ammo the ammo would be registered to you(which means it's also backdoor firearm registration).

According to their site, this crap is being pushed
Alabama Senate Bill 541

Arizona House Bill 2833

California Senate Bill 997 (Carried Over from 2007)

Connecticut Senate Bill 603

Hawaii House Bill 2392
Hawaii Senate Bill 2020
Hawaii Senate Bill 2076
Hawaii House Resolution 82-07 (Carried Over from 2007)
Hawaii Concurrent Resolution 104-06 (Carried Over from 2007)

Illinois House Bill 4258
Illinois House Bill 4259
Illinois House Bill 4269
Illinois House Bill 4349
Illinois Senate Bill 1095 (Carried Over from 2007)

Indiana House Bill 1260

Kentucky House Bill 715

Maryland House Bill 517

Mississippi Senate Bill 2286

Missouri Senate Bill 1200

New Jersey
New Jersey Assembly Bill 2490

New York
New York Assembly Bill 10259
New York Assembly Bill 6920 (Carried Over from 2007)
New York Assembly Bill 7300 (Carried Over from 2007)
New York Senate Bill 1177 (Carried Over from 2007)
New York Senate Bill 3731 (Carried Over from 2007)

Pennsylvania House Bill

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Senate Bill 2742

South Carolina
South Carolina Senate Bill 1259

Tennessee House Bill 3245
Tennessee Senate Bill 3395

Washington House Bill 3359

If your state is there, you might want to yell at your state government varmints about it.

National Ammo Day

is today. Which, to my shame, I forgot about completely with all the insanity running around the last while.

What I really wanted to buy, everyone was out of. And I mean everyone. To make up partially for that, Academy has the 525-packs of Remington .22 hollowpoints on sale, so I got two. That makes 1050 rounds of future noisemaking. Since the day was officially expanded to Ammo Week, I'll check for the other stuff tomorrow(weather supposed to turn ratty, so taking care of outdoor stuff while it's decent outside today).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More on the run on gunny stuff

Found this at the AIM Surplus site:
As you know, we at AIM and others in the firearms industry are experiencing an extraordinarily high demand for the products we sell.
This extreme demand compares only to the spike experienced in 1993-1994 when the Brady Bill became law.
Although we will do all we can to insure the fulfillment of your order(s) in its entirety, we are experiencing product shortages that may result in backorders or delays of specific product from your order.
We ask for your patience as we work diligently to process orders, answer phone calls and respond to the thousands of emails requesting information about orders placed and product status.
Although some have responded to this spike by raising their prices immediately after the election. You have our promise that we will make every effort to maintain our advertised prices until our suppliers increase our costs.
In an effort to better control our remaining inventory, we are allowing only selected products to be purchased via our website.
Thank you again for your business and your patient understanding.

Right below a big notice that 'the walk-in counter closed until further notice'.

I did some browsing around, decided "Ok, Browning High Power, that has a mag the GFWs consider scary, so how about those?" At Midway, every mag for the High Power shows sold out. Every brand and size.

Damn. Ok, just looked at Centerfire Systems, same thing: lots of mags sold out. If you're looking for some, you may have a problem.

And the GFW dirtbags begin

And the crapheads in the lead have an 'R' as their party designation.
These five supposed Republican are nothing more than jackasses in elephant's clothing. Rep. Mark Kirk has introduced a bill, H.R. 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008, which would "reinstate the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act." The bill has been co-sponsored by the other four jackasses listed above. All of them claim to be Republicans.

All of them need to leave the party.



I agree.

The gentleman at Right Wing News notes that Kirk's office number is 202-225-4835, just in case you'd like to let him know what you think of this.

Monday, November 17, 2008

New pharmaceuticals

usually need advertising...

Thanks to Theo for word of this advance in medical science

I bet many muslims 'are outraged'

over this:
MÜNSTER, Germany -- Muhammad Sven Kalisch, a Muslim convert and Germany's first professor of Islamic theology, fasts during the Muslim holy month, doesn't like to shake hands with Muslim women and has spent years studying Islamic scripture. Islam, he says, guides his life.

So it came as something of a surprise when Prof. Kalisch announced the fruit of his theological research. His conclusion: The Prophet Muhammad probably never existed
And his colleagues, too:
"We had no idea he would have ideas like this," says Thomas Bauer, a fellow academic at Münster University who sat on a committee that appointed Prof. Kalisch. "I'm a more orthodox Muslim than he is, and I'm not a Muslim."
Which would tell the moron something, if he thought about it.

Prof. Kalisch, who insists he's still a Muslim, says he knew he would get in trouble but wanted to subject Islam to the same scrutiny as Christianity and Judaism. German scholars of the 19th century, he notes, were among the first to raise questions about the historical accuracy of the Bible.
Apparently the professor doesn't understand that he's not allowed to raise such questions about Islam; that's a protected species of religion.

"Of course Muhammad existed," says Tilman Nagel, a scholar in Göttingen and author of a new book, "Muhammad: Life and Legend." The Prophet differed from the flawless figure of Islamic tradition, Prof. Nagel says, but "it is quite astonishing to say that thousands and thousands of pages about him were all forged" and there was no such person.
Um, Mr. Nagel, that would be 'fictionalized' not 'forged'.

All the same, Prof. Nagel has signed a petition in support of Prof. Kalisch, who has faced blistering criticism from Muslim groups and some secular German academics. "We are in Europe," Prof. Nagel says. "Education is about thinking, not just learning by heart."
Apparently Prof. Nagel hasn't been paying attention to what's been happening around him in the 'thinking' process of Europe, especially that touching on Islam and muslims. Speaking of which,
Prof. Kalisch's religious studies center recently removed a sign and erased its address from its Web site. The professor, a burly 42-year-old, says he has received no specific threats but has been denounced as apostate, a capital offense in some readings of Islam.

"Maybe people are speculating that some idiot will come and cut off my head," he said during an interview in his study.

A few minutes later, an assistant arrived in a panic to say a suspicious-looking digital clock had been found lying in the hallway. Police, called to the scene, declared the clock harmless
He'd better get used to it.

What's really interesting isn't the outrage and threats from various muslims and groups; it's the actions and words of people in the university system having horror fits about what he's said. If he'd said nasty things about Jesus or the Torah, no problem; say something about Muhammed? "You can't do that!"

Just so much garbage for a Monday,

and no time to go to the range. Dammit.

As Kim notes, if this man is charged, those responsible ought to be scourged out of office or their job, whichever. Absolute bullcrap.

It's just so interesting what the 'most honest House and Senate EVER!!!' gets us, isn't it? Tax-Evader Rangel, Fannie Mae Frank, Countrywide Dodd, aides trying to sneak guns onto airplanes and child-porn charges.

Well, well, Dallas commits social security fraud and identity theft, and works with illegal aliens, but "It was just a mistake, no crime committed." Bullcrap.

Kathleen Parker is whining because people are mad at her. And, of course, it's because "I criticized the Republican ticket." No, dumbass, WE were 'criticizing the Stupid Party ticket' because McCain was on it; we're pissed at you and others like you for dumping on Sarah Palin and blaming her for the loss. And crapping(again) on conservatives.

More idiocy due to the Pork, Payoffs & Bribes Bailout Bill:
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Schiff says. "People are going to feel like complete morons if they don't participate. The people getting punished are the ones who never made an irresponsible decision to buy a house they couldn't afford."

The government is offering loan servicers $800 for every homeowner they get into the plan.
The line to borrow a whip and head into the House and Senate forms on the left.

Blah. I need some lunch.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tam has noted some things on which she is

unplugged from current music, etc. I sympathize. Or agree with. Whatever. In the truck I tend to listen to a local AM station during the day for news and talk shows; evening I may try a couple of the FM stations, but not often; just don't like most of what they play, so on goes the CD player.

Back a couple of years I worked a lot of late nights. We had cable and could watch it when things were quiet, and sometimes I'd just have it on for background noise. One of the channels I'd turn on was VH1 for music, which allowed me to catch some new music I liked, and I'd just ignore the rest. Then VH1 started doing the same thing MTV had done: only playing music videos for a few hours very late night/early morning, the rest of the time it was idiot 'reality' shows and excuses for current pop or other idiots to spout off about things. CMT's about as bad last time I looked, so started ignoring those channels completely. Which hasn't exactly troubled my life.

Movies? Rarely go to a theater; most of the stuff is crap, and the few that aren't, unless I can catch a discount showing, aren't worth the money and pain in the ass of going to a theater(hello, DVD).

So I'm in the same boat. Which seems to be sailing along nicely, thank you. I still haven't decided if I'm going to get one of the converters for HDTV in February, or just use the tv for watching discs and tapes. Mind you, if I could get cable with maybe eight channels(Discovery, History, etc.) I'd probably buy it, but the whole package? With all those channels I'd never watch? Nope.

A somewhat better day than the last couple

Friday I wound up leaving work early, due to a certain uncontrollable need to evacuate my system of everything I'd eaten over the last, oh, 12 hours or so. Which did cause certain problems, among them not being able to answer the phone while taking care of said need.

Which led to Saturday, which was cold and windy, which in this case was fine, as I had no desire to go outside and do anything.

So today started out a bit cold, but warmed up nicely. Good on two counts:
First, I was fully over the "You didn't need that in your system" problem, and
Second, I'd promised a friend to help him put up a storage shed. Which mostly got done.
"Mostly" as in all framing, all walls and about 1/3 of the roof. This is the third of these aluminum sheds I've done/helped with, and if this'd been the same size as mine we'd have finished it. But he got a BIG one, so not quite.

If you get the urge to put one of these in the yard, I have one piece of advice: level, solid base for the floor. Doesn't have to be a slab, but level and solid. Because any unevenness in the floor, or if it's not square, will cause holes to not line up, thus causing large amounts of language practice and commentary on the designers of these instruments of mental torture. When I did mine I leveled a space a little bigger than the floor, then put down a bunch of the half-cinder blocks: one at each corner, one on each end and in the center of the doors, and one everywhere the floor joists either joined the outside frame or crossed. Every damn one of them leveled using a long piece of angle iron and a level. And then, before actually screwed any pieces, checked the floor frame for square about five times, making tiny adjustments. Took a while, but worth it: everything lined up, and it's been very solid; no apparent shifting over three years. One thing I did do later was lift up the floor panels and put a bunch of pea gravel between all the blocks and around the edges; the yard has a fair amount of slope back there and that keeps it from washing out under the thing.

Oh, and get a friend. Especially if there's any wind, those light panels have an amazing amount of sail area.