Saturday, January 29, 2011

If you ever get to Africa,

do not tick off the spotted kitties.

"Keep your finger off the trigger

etc., dumbass.
The official said investigators are still piecing together how Stenroos pulled off the alleged hoax, which sparked a dragnet that inconvenienced thousands of people after police shut down a large swath of Woodland Hills in search of the supposed gunman.

The source added that Stenroos' protective vest showed obvious signs of having been struck by a bullet, and the officer also suffered bruising on his chest. Detectives later raised questions about whether the officer shot himself accidentally and then fabricated a story or concocted the whole scenario.

Second, if you're going to report something to the police, it might be nice if you knew what the hell you were talking about.
According to Kirksville Police Chief Jim Hughes, a passerby stopped a Kirksville Police officer and said they had seen an individual acting erratically in a truck in the Wal-Mart parking lot shortly before 2:30 p.m. The passerby believed the individual had a gun to his head.
The individual was talking on a cell phone at the time of the incident. It's likely that is the object the passerby identified as a gun

Ah yes, Axelrod says Obama has been right on top of this for two years. Personally, if you believe Axelrod you probably have a loose grip on reality overall.

Gun show today, I think I'll go look around.

Yes! The Obamanomics Explanation

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sounds like the Atlanta PD still needs to perform

some serious housecleaning.
One of the men said members of the Red Dog unit pulled over his vehicle and forced him to pull down his pants on the side of the road in broad daylight, as officers conducted a search for drugs. No drugs were ever found, passenger Brian Kidd said.

Kidd told Philips that his roommate, Shawn Venegas, was also subjected to a body cavity search that left him feeling uncomfortable.

"One of the officers actually stuck his hand down into Shawn Venegas' pants," said attorney Mark Bullman.

Kidd said it was too much for him to bear.
Just to be pedantic, putting his hand down your pants isn't a cavity search; idiotic thing to do, sounds like a real violation(in more ways than one), but if it didn't involve digits and internals, it wasn't a cavity search.

As to the serious housecleaning,
Two of the three officers involved in the stop were also named in the infamous Atlanta Eagle bar raid that the city recently settled. Co-counsel on the traffic stop case, Dan Grossman, was the lead attorney in the Atlanta Eagle case.

“I’ve heard many stories from citizens who were stripped in public by Red Dog,” Grossman said
Then why the hell are they still doing this? It's already cost the taxpayers to settle the previous case, and these idiots apparently didn't get the message that this isn't acceptable behavior?

Really? Combat ops in 'Stan are ended?


Think we'll hear the screaming we heard over a carrier crew putting up a 'mission accomplished' banner?

Me neither.

This would be damn handy if you have a Garand

Found the plans here, along with some other neat stuff

Update on Mayor Tony Chavonne of Fayetteville's

'Heroes homecoming'. It seems Mr. Mayor is trying to cover his tracks and change things around.

Number one, did these same people protest when Rosie O'Donnell

did her little bit of imitation Chinese? If not, then shut the hell up?

As to the crap that inspired this post:
"I want an apology at the very least," said New York Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a Queens Democrat. "Making fun of any country's leader is just very disrespectful for someone who says he is a proud American."
Madam, I'm a proud American, too; and I insult and make fun of communist dictators at every opportunity. For that matter, we have a long history of making fun of foreign leaders. So screw you.

Egypt is getting really interesting right now

from what's coming out. Remember I mentioned if we could set up some kind of system to go around a government block on internet access, or at least keep cell phones going? Might be a time to try, assuming the current administration would actually want to.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oh, by the way, Quaker House?

Fuck You. With a syphilitic camel dick.

And you too, Mayor, for your part in this.

He probably could’ve smoked a few more of the bastards,

but he was having trouble getting down the narrow aisle between seats with his GIGANTIC BALLS says Sondra; and she ain't woofin'.
A retired Indian Gorkha soldier recently revisited those glory days when he thwarted 40 robbers, killing three of them and injuring eight others, with his khukuri during a train journey. He is in line to receive three gallantry awards from the Indian government."
“They started snatching jewelry, cell phones, cash, laptops and other belongings from the passengers,” Shrestha recalled. The soldier had somehow remained a silent spectator amidst the melee, but not for long. He had had enough when the robbers stripped an 18-year-old girl sitting next to him and tried to rape her right in front of her parents. He then took out his khukuri and took on the robbers.
“The girl cried for help, saying ´You are a soldier, please save a sister´,” Shrestha recalled. “I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister,” he added. He took one of the robbers under control and then started to attack the others. He said the rest of the robbers fled after he killed three of them with his khukuri and injured eight others
I'd bloody imagine they did.

This is a wonderful time to once again post something I found a few years ago:

Speaking of dumbass politicians who think they deserve

special considerations,
Defying those who assert the right to bear arms at town halls, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) Wednesday introduced strict new gun-control legislation that would bar people from taking firearms to public events attended by elected federal officials.

The bill would create a 1,000-foot gun-free zone around the event - not just around the lawmakers as King originally proposed...
I wonder if he's going to go along with that other jackass politician who wants Reps to get special consideration from TSA, too?

Two things from No Lawyers

First, a new gun blog:
Tired of false promises of thoughtful reflection about the issue of guns and gun violence?

Tired of the misperceptions and the culture of gun violence in America?

Tired of misrepresentation of facts and the censuring of posts that don’t support a given agenda?

Then it’s time for some Uncommon Gunsense.

Comments here will be unmoderated, post what you can’t get posted on other blogs

Second, Lautenberg has introduced three bills dedicated to his favorite project of disarming us peasants.
S.32 : A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/25/2011)
Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.34 : A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/25/2011)
Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S.35 : A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/25/2011)
Cosponsors (10)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

In another fine example of what some 'journalists' will do

to trash someone they have a dislike for, read this. Short version: The Enquirer ran a hit piece on Todd Palin; bunch of 'journalists' piled on; story demonstrated to be bullcrap and yet the people who covered for John Edwards for a long time can't bring themselves to apologize. Or even report that the original story was crap.

Note that Mr. Palin hasn't done squat to these people except for being happily married to Sarah, and the chance to hurt her was all they needed to throw this slime. Meghan Casserly, at Forbes, you suck. Your only consolation is you're only one of a big bunch of sorry excuses for reporters involved in this kind of garbage.

Back to all the socialists trying to protect Piven from the consequences of her words and actions, a couple of comments at Insty:
UPDATE: A reader emails:
Just a quick thought on your Piven updates. The phrase “Hooded protesters. Molotov cocktails” made me initially think “that is doubly despicable, Priven & Ehrenreich are also Klan supporters”?
They don’t have a problem with the Klan’s choice of means, anyway. And reader George Wilson emails: “The ‘tyranny’ is the fear that a molotov cocktail might not be a match for Desert Eagle .50 or an AK-47.” Yes, there’s nothing more tyrannical than someone who refuses to be intimidated
One of my thoughts in this:"They encourage riots and bloodshed and destruction, and they wonder why we buy ammo? Or probably they know why we do, and it scares them."

Standard National Socialist Democrat method: it's not possible to be against Obama pushing socialism on us, oh no, you only oppose him because he's part black. And Moran probably thinks we call him a bigoted fool because we want people to starve or something.

Reading history or watching Mythbusters? You decide! How did they decide on this pot-launching catapult for smuggling?

John Moses Browning's anniversary(pbuh) was a few days back, and now Utah makes an interesting suggestion for a State Gun.

So the clown who 'reported' that Hawaii's governor said 'there is no Obama birth certificate' now says "He didn't say that." Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? He would go on the air and say the Gov said this when he actually didn't? On a subject like this?

What? All the glaciers aren't melting after all? And we don't know everything? Wow! Next someone'll claim AGW didn't cause Pakistan to flo- oh, wait.

And what NYEffin'C does to 'protect the public' instead of, oh, catching actual criminals or something.

On the subject of the Chinese deliberately insulting the US

at a US State Dinner, does anyone actually believe this wasn't planned? Something along the lines of "You will play this song. If anyone does know what it is, and the President protests, here are the excuses and apologies, but I am wagering not one of them will have any idea."

And it wouldn't surprise me to find that there was a line somewhere about "Perhaps Mr./Ms. X will know, but I believe they will work with us."

Like Insty says, the country is in the very best of hands.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A clown named Ehrenreich comes to Pivens' defense,

but doesn't accurately refer to what Piven called for; apparently actual words didn't fit the image she wanted to push. The apologists version:
So perhaps economically hard-pressed Americans aren't wusses after all. They may not have the courage or the know-how to organize a protest at the local unemployment office, which is the kind of action Piven urged in her December essay, but they stand ready to shoot the first 78-year-old social scientist who suggests that they do so.
What Piven actually said:
"An effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece in response to the austerity measures forced on the Greek government by the European Union, or like the student protests that recently spread with lightning speed across England in response to the prospect of greatly increased school fees."
Y'know, those riots and strikes where in which people have been murdered, private and public property destroyed, Deity alone knows how many injured. THOSE riots and strikes, that somehow have little resemblance to 'a protest at the local unemployment office'.

And who is Ehrenreich, who comes to the defense of Piven?
Along with her colleague Frances Fox Piven, Ehrenreich is an Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
So one socialist lies to protect another; anybody surprised?

And yeah, I think they are scared; they're realizing just how badly they've pissed people off, both by the action they called for and by their screaming "I'm being threatened by him actually READING MY WORDS ON THE AIR!!!"

Since a place had to stop at last night had the tv on

I did catch a few bits of the speech on tv, and it reinforced my decision not to watch such crap. Best thing I've seen this morning about it:
He said it in the prepared text and in the speech itself:

The bipartisan Fiscal Commission I created last year made this crystal clear. I don’t agree with all their proposals, but they made important progress. And their conclusion is that the only way to tackle our deficit is to cut excessive spending wherever we find it – in domestic spending, defense spending, health care spending, and spending through tax breaks and loopholes.

(emphasis added).

You got that? When you are allowed to keep your money, that is considered “spending” by the Federal Government. Because in reality all of the fruits of your labor belong to us, the government
Whereas spending billions of dollars of other peoples' money to pay off union clowns through the method of building trains is good.

Right now, I'd guess the Gov of Hawaii is wishing he'd kept his mouth shut. Curiouser and curiouser.

I wonder if he was actually aware of the inconvenient(to the unions he's paying off and government regulators) parts of this?
President Obama in the State of the Union cited Bruce Randolph School in Denver as a shining example of educational success.
Notably, a key factor in the school’s success was a move to ditch the rules of teachers’ unions.

In 2008, the teachers there voted to reject unionization. Prior to that, the school had formed a “autonomy” agreement freeing it from local red tape and union rules.
Hmmm. School tells the union to piss off, gets cleared of a lot of BS rules and actually teaches kids; somehow I don't think that's quite the thought points he wanted to push.

Aside from that, I've got nothing.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"You people are endangering me! How dare you

actually quote my words!"
So, if you quote some left-wing clown like Piven- actually read her words on the air so people know exactly what she says and teaches- that's not tolerable. But you can lie about the guy who quoted her, and that's ok...

And in case you haven't seen what she speaks in favor of,

So the miserable little commie bitch says she wants this to happen here(let's not forget that people are dead in this mess), you're not supposed to draw attention to what she says because 'it creates an 'overheated emotional atmosphere':
Does lofty, serious, intellectual sociology involve looking at evidence and analyzing it rationally? Linking the Tucson massacre to hot political rhetoric was a rash mistake made by demagogues — you want to talk about demagogues?! — demagogues who were slavering over the prospect of a right-wing massacre that would prove politically useful.
We call on Fox News to take steps to control the encouragement of violence that has run rampant in recent months.
Fox News? And do you also call on The Nation, which published "Mobilizing the Jobless," by Frances Fox Piven, the article Glenn Beck brought to the attention of his large audience? Piven called for riots. She wrote:
An effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece in response to the austerity measures forced on the Greek government by the European Union, or like the student protests that recently spread with lightning speed across England in response to the prospect of greatly increased school fees....
When did Glenn Beck call for violence? Back to the sociologists' letter of outrage:
And, by the way, us unlettered types aren't fit to critique the words of Professor Piven, etc. ad bullshit.

These people are not only spoiled brats, they just flat cannot STAND the fact that they don't have control of the news anymore; that this here internets lets people spread the word about what they actually do and say, that cable tv lets people see exactly what they stand for.

And these clowns claim to not understand why some of us make plans for 'just in case' and have some stocks of supplies and ammo. It's because of what they want to happen, would like to cause to happen.

Hey, NAACP dumbass: we can't comment on it

if we've never heard about it, you ever consider that?
In 2005, John McNeil rushed to the aid of his son who had been threatened in the family's backyard by Brian Epp with a knife. When McNeil arrived on the scene, Epp charged toward him. McNeil pulled his gun and fired a warning shot into the ground. But Epp kept coming until McNeil ended the situation with a single shot to the head. In 2006, McNeil was convicted of felony murder despite a police investigation that found the shooting to be self defense, eye witness testimony backing up that claim, and character witnesses testifying to the ill-temper of Epp.
To the NAACP: whether you believe me or not, fact is we don't give a rats ass what color his skin is; we do care that this appears to be a really nasty case of someone being wrongly convicted of a crime. And if we'd known about it before, we'd have yelled about it before.

Remember the 'probes' that cleared the CRU & Co.

on the Climaquiddick e-mails? Seems a lot of people have problems with the probes; I wonder why...
They criticised the brevity of the appraisal panel report, at “a mere five pages”, and said both investigations should have been more open to the public.

The committee also said the emails review “did not fully investigate the serious allegation” relating to the deletion of emails and instead relied on a verbal reassurance that the messages still exist.

Though the committee was split over the credibility of the inquiries, an amendment put forward by Labour MP Graham Stringer which said that they had not been independent was voted down by members.

He said Lord Oxburgh appeared to have a “conflict of interest” because of his links to green businesses while the Emails Review panel included a former Climate Research Unit scientist
Who do these people think they are, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi?

The NYEffin'Times cooks the numbers to get what they want you to believe. Anybody surprised by this needs a rest.
New York Times readers, however, ought to hesitate before scurrying to speed-dial their Congress reptiles and demand an end to this preventable epidemic of gun ownership. To begin with, that repeated phrase "9 out of 10" has a euphonious ring, but Blow's data is simply inaccurate. I was unable to find any U.S. homicide statistics in the source cited, the United Nations Small Arms Survey, which for the most part discusses the proliferation of guns in places like Timor and Yemen. According to the Department of Justice, the percentage of homicides for guns in the U.S since 1977 has risen slightly from 62% to 68% -- less than seven out of ten, not nine out of ten.

More importantly, although these figures may be interesting for certain analyses, they don't tell us much about societal violence. Incredibly, Blow never addresses the obvious relevant figure: the overall homicide rate. He is able to claim that the U.S. is in "a league of its own," with a country sphere at the top of the chart, only by basing his analysis on an irrelevant statistic -- "percent of homicides by firearms." A homicide is a homicide, whether it's done with a Glock or a garden hose
Yes, but if you actually go by the overall number, the US is shown to be a lot safer than these people want you to know. Including a lot safer than places with the kind of personal disarmament laws the NYE'Times pushes.

Remember Barney Frank(Corrupt Jerk-MA) and the other National Socialist Democrats denying Fannie and Freddie needed any new rules because things were just wonderful under Raines & Co.?
Freddie’s problems arose in 2003 when it disclosed that it had understated its income from 2000 to 2002; the company revised its results by an additional $5 billion. In 2004, Fannie was found to have overstated its results for the preceding six years; conceding that its accounting was improper, it reduced its past earnings by $6.3 billion.

Mr. Raines retired in December 2004 and Mr. Howard resigned at the same time. Ms. Spencer left her position as controller in early 2005. The following year, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, then the company’s regulator, published an in-depth report on the company’s accounting practices, accusing Fannie’s top executives of taking actions to manipulate profits and generate $115 million in improper bonuses

One more "Taxes need to be raised!(on other people)" celebrity:
Consider what Baldwin wrote in the Huffington Post four years ago in a piece he titled Tax Cuts and the Republican Legacy:
These tax cuts are not only to make Bush's wealthiest supporters richer, they are intended to hurt less powerful Americans by killing many of the social programs they depend on. That is the legacy of this Republican-controlled Congress. To hurt those who aren't wealthy enough to write Bush-Cheney a big check. I urge all Americans to keep that in mind during this election cycle. A Republican-controlled Congress is killing important social programs that we all depend on, so that Bush's friends can avoid paying a reasonable share of their taxes. ....
So, according to the News, Baldwin might be claiming residency in the Hamptons to evade New York City taxes. But four years ago, the "30 Rock" star encouraged people to give generously to Democrats in the midterm elections so that Republicans could be ousted from Congress and taxes raised
As I recall, Baldwin was the jerk who went on a national show during the Clinton impeachment and said that in a proper country one of the people in charge of the impeachment AND HIS FAMILY would be dragged into the street and stoned to death.

Gee, so those nasty Israelis aren't actually the big obstacle to peace? Whoda thunk it.

Having had an actual nights sleep, I now have to go out and do some shopping, thus preventing the Security Staff from biting me for running out of their rations. Back later.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Only reason I'm posting on this is I'll forget to if I don't do it n ow

Huffman has a post that includes this on the subject of bullet penetration:
Penetration less than 12 inches is too little, and, in the words of two of the participants in the 1987 Wound Ballistics Workshop, "too little penetration will get you killed."
Sounds good. But it reminds me of something in the Ayoob book I read. Can't dig it out right now but it goes something like
Saying "A bullet HAS to penetrated 'X' inches as a minimum" has problems. Say you shoot an attacker with a .45; the bullet penetrates the chest, expands to about .65" and stops just under the skin of the back, stopping the attacker cold. According to the 'must penetrate at least' numbers that bullet is a failure because it 'only' penetrated 10.5 inches.

No deep thoughts right now, just something I was reminded of.

I mentioned I've been working part-time at the place

I retired from; has good points, but it's also been a very good reminder of why I was so glad to leave.

The other day was a good one: worked day shift, and about two hours before got off the supervisor called, the lady working hoot shift had car trouble and he didn't have anybody else to ask, could I double-back and work that shift? That means get off, go home, take care of some house stuff and dinner, get about two hours sleep and then back to it.

Only reason I'm still awake is so I can go to bed at a normal human hour to try to keep my systems somewhat sorted out.

"I didn't mean what I actually said;

why won't you believe me?" says been-in-DC-far-too-long Lugar.

Uncle pointed to a new blog Good way to keep track of what crap is coming out of Bloomberg's brain, including this:

Mayor Bloomberg is giving his speech right now on his “major” gun control initiative. The main points are:

  1. Enhanced background checks, get mental health records from states.
  2. No private sales, bogus “gun show loophole.”


He supports the McCarthy magazine bill.

He’s laying all the blame on Congress for not doing anything about his agenda. He also avoided trashing the NRA.

Ever notice how, if guns are in any way to be used as an excuse, these 'champions of individual rights' have no problem with 'turn all your medical records over to the cops to be searched'?

This sounds like Bob Fletcher should be prosecuted

for a number of things, starting with(not in any order of importance)
Just weeks into the new Ramsey County Sheriff administration, we finally know why former sheriff Bob Fletcher ignored Minnesota Data Practices requests for the 78 Terrorism Information Briefs he boasted about preparing and disseminating since 2005.

"They never existed," Randy Gustafson, the new public information officer for Sheriff Matt Bostrom, said in a telephone interview on January 19. "It is a very big lie."
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But that's not the only thing Fletcher falsified in this 2009 budget report to the Ramsey County Board, according to Gustafson
Continuing to
Olding, who left his post a week after Fletcher was gone, didn't respond to the Daily Planet's requests for an interview. His 2009 salary, according to this searchable database on the Pioneer Press website, was $92,380.52.

Just how that public money was spent, and exactly how many people worked underneath Olding, remains unknown
and ending with this, which particularly caught my eye:
The previous administration didn't exactly make it easy for Gustafson to transition into his work with the public. When he got to his new office, there were no files, papers or outstanding records requests left for him to learn from.

"Inside of the office there were zero pieces of paper," he said.

As the days go on, the suspicious history they're unearthing is a bit of shock, Gustafson said
This caught my attention due to past history; in my former career it came to our attention that it was common that a sheriff who lost his reelection bid would be followed out by some of the dispatchers and deputies, and they'd all steal or destroy records before they walked out. Not just personal stuff, but LE records on arrests, criminal history inquiry records, all kinds of official documentation. Sometimes just to be shitty because they lost, sometimes to hide things they'd done; extremely unprofessional at the least, criminal at the most. Still pisses me off to think about it, and I still think those who do such things should be prosecuted to the fullest extent. If Fletcher & Co. did this, that's exactly what should happen to them.

Ref Kevin's post on When Animals

Attack, Dad once told me of a day, when he was a kid, when a guy who'd been squirrel hunting came stumbling into town looking like he'd lost a fight with a lumbermill bandsaw. Somebody took him to the doctor, and after he was stitched up and bandaged the "What'n hell happened to you?" question was asked.

He'd been sitting under a tree when he heard leaves being shuffled to his rear. Carefully turned his head to see, and there was a bobcat cub playing in the leaves, and getting closer. "I've always wanted a bobcat to raise as a pet," thinks he, and when it got close enough he grabbed it.

It grabbed back. And wouldn't stop grabbing.

His final words on the subject were "Somebody tells you he can lick his weight in wildcats, you call him a damn liar, I couldn't even whoop a little one."

Why Canada is on the list of places I would not live

People firebomb your home while you're inside, you use a gun to run them off, and you get arrested. For a start.
His collection of seven guns, five pistols and two rifles was seized, along with his firearms licence. Mr. Thomson said he lives in fear that his attackers will return and has taken to arming himself with a fire extinguisher.
Which will do fuck-all good if the clowns come back. And, say, hit the house from two sides this time.
From the clowns at the Niagara Regional Police Service,
“If the public are wondering can you run out of your house and [fire a handgun at an intruder], the bottom line is, according to the laws of Canada, no, you can’t,” said Constable Nilan Dave of the Niagara Regional Police Service, which charged Mr. Thomson. “That’s why the courts are there, to give a person an opportunity to explain their actions.
Hey, Constable JackassDave: people firebombing your home WITH YOU INSIDE is attempting murder; where the hell you get this 'at an intruder' crap, I have no damned idea. I'm sure you'd be happier if he'd simply sat inside waiting for you bastards to show up and save him, but since that might've involved his death, that's not really a good idea. No matter what you think, you worthless excuse for a lawman.

...will not support any Republican candidate during the primaries who attacks Palin

Hey, Stupid Party HQ and all 'R' people thinking of running for the Oval Office: you'd better pay attention to this.
Palin is not just another potential Republican candidate. Palin is someone who has endured attacks by the mainstream media, entertainment establishment, and left-blogosphere second to no one currently active in Republican politics.

Palin's political and economic survival under this assault is why Palin's supporters in the Republican Party are more motivated than those of any other potential candidate.

And it is why people like me, who currently are open-minded as to the field of potential candidates in the absence of knowing who will run, will not support any Republican candidate during the primaries who attacks Palin. (Yes, the Lombardi Rule still takes effect after the primaries are over.)
Whole thing here.