Thursday, August 04, 2011

First, if this story isn't true,

it should be.

There are several problems with this campaign. For starters, the American Lung Association suffers from a huge conflict of interest. The point of the ad is to protect the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate under the Clean Air Act. Left unmentioned by the narrator is the fact that the EPA is a major funder of the ALA, having delivered more than $20 million over the last ten years. As my colleague Myron Ebell noted, “So the EPA pays the American Lung Association, which in turn lobbies against a bill that would rein in EPA.” Many Americans labor under the misapprehension that the ALA is staffed by disinterested MDs in white coats; in fact, it employs partisan shills.

So someone was still being issued #4Mk1 rifles? And the big reason stated for changing was parts availability? Wow.

Shouldn't the dog wait for a command, or a threat, before attacking? Even if the coveralls look familiar?

Maggie Daley charity got $6.5-mil. city contract 4 days before Mayor Daley left office

And if DoD had done a project to make the thing, they'd cost $5 million each.
Chris Fessenden said he had loaned the truck to a group of fellow soldiers, who used it to check the road ahead of them on a patrol. It got tangled in a trip wire connected to what Fessenden guesses could have been 500 lbs. of explosives. The bomb went off. The six soldiers controlling the truck from their Humvee were unhurt.

So while one group of feds was helping smuggle guns to the cartels, another was helping a cartel smuggle cocaine into the US... Can we just (at the least) fire all these bastards?

"We have a good department full of good individuals," he said. "We've made more than half-a-million law enforcement contacts over the past 4.5 years ... This is the only instance of this kind that's happened."
Got news for you, Goodrich: this one is too damn many. They beat a guy to death, and this is your response? You see, Goodrich, the thing that goes through peoples' minds is "If this case was witnessed and caught on video, how many haven't been? Because something like this is never really a 'one-off' thing.

Hey, Algore: George Soros. I'm sick to death of bastards like you throwing out 'right-wing billionaire' crap while you studiously ignore Soros and his ill throwing money into your groups.

Maloney and Schumer & Co., one and all: fuck you.

On a less upsetting note, remember the AK vs. AR vs. MN list? Here's some MAS and Arisaka additions.


Mattexian said...

Re: Canadian Rangers retiring their Enfield rifles-- from what I've heard, they're pretty much issued one rifle each year, and the Rangers use them as truck guns, beating them pretty badly, such that they're turned in at the end of that year and replaced. I can see where that would get hard on replacement rifles after a while, kinda like WW2 Mausers becoming scarce nowadays. the main reason they haven't been issued G7s before now, is that the one year that they were, there were too many reports of frozen actions, which hadn't happened with the Enfields, so they kept issuing those instead, even tho the rest of the Canadian Army considered them tactically obsolete.

Windy Wilson said...

The story of the feds helping smuggle guns south and drugs north reminded me of a discussion I had with some friends about 20 years ago, about all that graffiti on the Freeway signs. Caltrans has the equipment to actually get up there, and had the training and the access to the road, so we figured Caltrans was complicit in putting the graffiti up there, and then lobbying for removal money.