Saturday, October 01, 2011

Proof that leftists just do not get it,

or that Zakaria is a fucking moron. Maybe both.
The structure of the Senate is even more undemocratic, with Wisconsin's six million inhabitants getting the same representation in the Senate as California's 36 million people. That's not exactly one man, one vote.
Ok, Mr. Zakaria, let this dumbass redneck explain two things about this to you:
A: The Senate was set up that way for a reason: you see, the number of Representatives in the House does vary according to the population of a state; so the Senate was set up as 'Two Per State' specifically so that smaller-population states could not be run over by larger states.
B: If you actually don't understand the difference between 'One man gets one vote' and how the Reps and Senators are numbered, you're a fucking moron. The other possibility is you're a vicious little shit who is willing to lie and distract to screw our system up. In the one case there's a slight chance you can learn, in the other you're a traitor as far as I'm concerned.

Oh, and just in case you really are a moron, WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY: we are a Representative DemocracyRepublic*, just to try to avoid the mob rule that you seem to long for.

There's a lot more at the link, Zakaria isn't the only enemy of the US noted there.

*Yes, I worded badly; I need to either slow down or wait 'till I'm less pissed when writing.

I agree: if they do away with BATFE, it won't be

for the right reasons, it'll be to try to cover Gunwalker up as much as possible to protect the higher-level people. Like Holder and Napolitano and Obama and Mueller:
Multiple sources, including sources from ATF, DOJ and Congressional offices have said there is a white paper circulating within the Department of Justice, outlining the essential elimination of ATF. According to sources, the paper outlines the firing of at least 450 ATF agents in an effort to conduct damage control as Operation Fast and Furious gets uglier and as election day 2012 gets closer. ATF agents wouldn’t be reassigned to other positions, just simply let go. Current duties of ATF, including the enforcement of explosives and gun laws, would be transferred to other agencies, possibly the FBI and the DEA. According to a congressional source, there have been rumblings about the elimination of ATF for quite sometime, but the move would require major political capital to actually happen.
The DEA? What the hell does the DEA have to do with firearms or explosives? And aren't they too busy screwing over doctors and patients who use 'too much' in the way of pain relievers to get their hands dirty with this?

Gun bleg: loop lever for a Model 92 clone

Anybody know a place that carries them?

Two things for a Friday evening

First, well, I think I deserve a weekend at a beach with Sandra Bullock.

In order to have a serial rapist, the rapist must survive his first rape attempt.
and, from another post but it just fits so damn well,

And the White House stonewalling continues

However, the chief counsel to President Barack Obama, Kathryn Ruemmler, indicated that the White House was withholding an unspecified number of internal e-mails exchanged among three National Security Staff aides.

"These internal NSS emails are not included in the enclosed documents because the [Executive Office of the President] has significant confidentiality interests in its internal communications," Ruemmler wrote in a letter to House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The letter, posted here, was obtained Friday by POLITICO.

The latest batch of 102 pages of records partially duplicated information previously sent to Congress and didn't appear to include any smoking guns showing that White House officials were aware that the operation involved allowing hundreds or thousands of guns to flow essentially unimpeded from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels.
"We don't WANT to send you those, so we don't have to."

Over at Sipsey, from this CBS story,
Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents in the Congressional investigation into the ATF "Fast and Furious" gunwalking scandal.

The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell - who led Fast and Furious - and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O'Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O'Reilly are long time friends.
Among the documents produced: an email in which ATF's Newell sent the White House's O'Reilly an "arrow chart reflecting the ultimate destination of firearms we intercepted and/or where the guns ended up." The chart shows arrows leading from Arizona to destinations all over Mexico.

In response, O'Reilly wrote on Sept. 3, 2010 "The arrow chart is really interesting - and - no surprise - implies at least that different (Drug Trafficking Organizations) in Mexico have very different and geographically distinct networks in the US for acquiring guns. Did last year's TX effort develop a similar graphic?"
(Hello, proof of a similar operation in Texas; possibly proof of perjury?)
Also included are email photographs including images of a .50 caliber rifle that Newell tells O'Reilly "was purchased in Tucson, Arizona (part of another OCDTF case)." OCDTF is a joint task force that operates under the Department of Justice and includes the US Attorneys, ATF, DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS. Fast and Furious was an OCDTF case. An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned that ATF's Phoenix office led an operation out of Tucson called "Wide Receiver." Sources claim ATF allowed guns to "walk" in that operation, much like Fast and Furious.

From Sipsey: Been waitin' for that one. We heard about "Wide Receiver" a while ago and were asked not to break the story. Knowing that it would come out one day, we agreed. Can you say, "national policy to allow weapons to walk"? I knew you could. And the frigging White House is asking about it. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
No matter how hard they try to hide it, stuff just keep coming out; and sooner or later there will be indictments. For lying under oath to Congress if nothing else. We'll see what some people start saying then.

Friday, September 30, 2011

I'm with you, Tam,

I just can't think of words to properly go at this.

A good outline of Gunwalker

in Forbes; and, I say once again, the FBI is in this up to its groomed eyebrows:
Actually, it’s even worse than that: According to court records obtained by Fox News, two of 20 alleged smugglers who were later indicted in the Fast and Furious investigation had felony convictions. As gun-stores must run a person’s name through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) before selling that person a firearm, this should have stopped these felons from buying even one measly.22 rifle.

Congressional and law-enforcement sources say this situation suggests the FBI, which operates the NICS system, had to have knowingly allowed the purchases to go forward after consulting with the ATF. Given that we know the director of the FBI was in on at least one early meeting on this issue, this seems logical.
Why yes, it does.

The title of the article is "Fast And Furious" Just Might Be President Obama's Watergate; but let us keep pointing out that nobody died in Watergate, but Fast & Furious has stacked bodies by the dozens.

Conevera has .223, .308 and .50BMG

once-fired brass and bullets(new bullets, of course)Link

A good comment on Gunwalker

If someone can tell me the difference between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Sons of Anarchy, I'd sure like to hear it. I don't know if you've seen the show Sons of Anarchy - it's a biker gang that runs guns. Gosh! I actually don't understand the difference between Sons of Anarchy and ATF. They both run guns. They both don't pay attention to the national borders. They both don't care who the collateral damage is.

Chiappa Firearms: they ought to have to buy all the tinfoil hats

they made snotty comments about.
Chiappa says "Oh, we won't do that in the US!"; question would be, do you trust them on that? And will they hold to it?

So, was the NYPD guy just full of crap,

buying into the EEEVILLLEEEEEE .50-cal bullcrap, or trying to sound even more important/dangerous/bigshot than usual?
Turns out that the NYPD commish bought his own bullshit, and was referred to the Barrett .50 cals in his department’s inventories.

Big reason why I couldn't be happy with Christie

running for President: he's a anti-2nd Amendment gun-ban fan, pure and simple.

Another order for a testicle-carrying wheelbarrow

this one for Staff Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr. Damn.

In your morning Gunwalker news,

Morales told Mexican reporters that she is demanding a full and honest explanation from the United States government especially since evidence is being gathered that reveals the Obama administration was more involved in Operation Fast and Furious than top officials admitted in their sworn statements.

If what is being reported is true, U.S. Attorney General and other government officials may have committed perjury and/or obstruction of justice if it's proven they lied when testifying before House and Senate committees
Bad thing about the article: they repeat the 'botched covert operation' line, when later in the article they note
Dodson claimed during his House testimony, that he acted on his own, against supervisors’ instructions, to monitor the movement of the guns to a “stash house.” He kept the house under surveillance until a vehicle showed up to pick up the guns for smuggling into Mexico.

Dodson says he called for a team to move in to arrest the smugglers, but his supervisors refused. The guns then disappeared from ATF surveillance.
Bold mine. You can't claim that losing track of the guns was a 'botched sting' when you never TRIED to keep track of them.

Proof that Oklahoma isn't safe from the nanny-state idiots

Specifically, in this case, the OKC city council:
Fast-food menu signs are not currently regulated by the city, so right now, restaurants can make them as large as they want. A public hearing to discuss changes will be held Tuesday at the Oklahoma City city council meeting.
So, apparently, all the real problems are taken care of, since they have time to waste on this.

I heard something about this after the meeting; restaurant owners pointed out they've already got Obamacare & other new rules to jump through the hoops of, and why are you screwing with us on this? It was put off for 'further study', which probably means 'till we can find a less-intrusive way of screwing with things'.

Nut-level leftist women: I've heard bits & pieces of this before,

but when you put it together...
The price of clinging to the enemy [a man] is your life. To enter into a relationship with a man who has divested himself as completely and publicly from the male role as much as possible would still be a risk. But to relate to a man who has done any less is suicide.... I, personally, have taken the position that I will not appear with any man publicly, where it could possibly be interpreted that we were friends.
No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.
How will the family unit be destroyed? . . . the demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare.
In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them. (bolds all mine)
The above from Ti-Grace Atkinson, Simone de Beauvoir, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Prof. Mary Jo Bane. That's two respected 'feminists' and two professors; there's a lot more at the link.
'Pro-choice' my ass, only when and in what it suits them and their ideology.

If you have/are thinking of ordering from CMP,

here's the latest:

CMP STORE SCHEDULES FOR 2011: Operating hours for the remainder of 2011 are now posted on the web pages for the CMP North store at Camp Perry, OH and the CMP South store in Anniston, AL. The stores will be closed during the holiday periods. Please see

.22 CAL RIFLES NOW AVAILABLE: CMP has completed the inspection and sorting of all the model 40X, 52, M12, M416, M44, M513T, M521T, M540X, M541X, M144, and M82 rifles we accumulated over the past several years. Please see for description and pricing of available options. Quantity is relatively small and we expect these will sell quickly. For some models, the quantity is so small that we will sell those in the stores at Camp Perry and Anniston only. Mail orders will be processed in sequence received while quantities last. Please note that there are no large quantities of these models remaining anywhere. Limit of one per model per person until 3 Jan, 2012, at which time limits will be lifted on any remaining models.

BAYONET AND SCABBARDS – 16”: We now have a small quantity of 16” bayonets available for purchase. These bayonets and scabbards are all used and condition ranges from good to poor. Bayonets are separated by manufacturer. Scabbards are not separated by manufacturer. Bayonets and scabbards are sold separately. For more detailed description and pricing, please see (Accessories Tab). Sales of these bayonets and scabbards will be limited to one per customer. Limit will be removed on 3 Jan 2012.

BOLT ACTION RIFLES NOW AVAILABLE: CMP has completed the inspection and sorting of all the model M1903, M1903A3, M1917, and Krag rifles we accumulated over the past several years. Please see for description and pricing of available options. Quantity is relatively small and we expect these will sell quickly. For some models, the quantity is so small that we will sell those in the stores at Camp Perry and Anniston only. Mail orders will be processed in sequence received while quantities last. Please note that there are no large quantities of these models remaining anywhere. Limit of one per model per person until 3 Jan, 2012, at which time limits will be lifted on any remaining models.

CLIPPED .30-06 AMMO SOLD OUT: We project that our item 4C3006X215-192P, (192 rounds of.30-06 ammo in clips and bandoleers) will sell out in the next week or two. The only HXP ammo we will have for sale is 4C3006X000-200P (200 rds of .30-06 ammo loose in .30 cal ammo can) for the next few years. New manufacture commercial .30-06 ammo is also available.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING INCREASE: CMP S&H rates for all items will be increasing for all orders received after 31 October, 2011. Amount of increase will vary depending on the item and shipping option.

UPDATE ON .22CAL SIGHTS: CMP has accumulated a few hundred sights for the .22 cal rifles we have sold over the past 15 years. We are in the process of inspecting them and making them ready for sale, but do not expect to have them ready for at least another 60 days. Once they are ready, we will announce them via sales update email and list them on the estore.

GARAND PRICE INCREASES COMING: The price of CMP M1 Garands will increase slightly in the near future, to keep up with our rising costs. As prices are changed, they will be posted on the website. Any orders already in-house when prices change will be charged the price listed at time order was mailed.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yeah, that's one word for it

Borrowed from the Irishman

And, in more fun news, range day

Checking zero on the Mauser, in case I'm able to go attempt to convert Bambi to ambient temperature, and some general fun shooting. Barring something nasty happening to the rifle, if I do get a shot and blow it I can't blame it; it was still dead-on.

Put 80 rounds through the .45 conversion. I had three rounds in a row that wouldn't cycle the action fully, but I'm blaming the ammo for that: the empties ejected with all the energy of a just-fed kitten and traveled maybe three inches from the pistol. All others cycled with no problems. The grease is good.

It should be noted Pachmayr grips are worth every penny, especially on something of a magnum persuasion.

I took the Martini 12/15 along, and tried it with Federal Auto Match ammo, just to see; it shot very well. I want to find a way to stick a scope on this rifle for ammo testing, as even with the excellent Parker Hale sights I have some trouble anymore at 100 yards with irons. Or maybe try a bigger black bullseye...

H&H doesn't allow draw & fire, so the Banner Road range(where went today) is the only place I can live-fire that; it's been a while, but didn't do too bad. I can also do things like backing & firing(opening distance from the target) if there's nobody else on the pistol side. I need to check and see if I can find a class of the type Tam has been hitting, I could use it.

I think I shall now treat myself to dining out, and then start cleaning guns.

Now, that is just damn silly

Over at
airline clerk: (loudly) Sir, you need to open the case so I can verify the guns are unloaded.

ToddG: (quietly) I thought TSA was responsible for that now?

airline clerk: No, sir. (loudly) We need to check your guns here at the counter. Can you please show me your guns so I can verify they are unloaded?

ToddG: (opens case, shows her disassembled Glock 17′s)

airline clerk: Are they unloaded?

ToddG: They’re disassembled.

airline clerk: Oh, OK. I don’t really know anything about guns.

ToddG: Then how are you supposed to verify they’re unloaded?

airline clerk: That’s why I asked you.

Lesson of Life #3: Almost NOTHING will be as easy

as they tell you.

"Push on the caliper to compress the pistons" my ass.

TTAG has the poster

that got the campus cop's knickers in a twist; I have what should be the next poster:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More on the Guerena murder

And at this point I'll be referring to it as a murder. Go here and read; if you can get through the SWAT team 'commander' interview without wanting to break things and hang people, you have far more ability to withstand idiocy and criminal incompetence than I.

As somebody asked, Where ARE the Republican

presidential candidates on Gunwalker? This is a big damned bloody mess that includes violations of federal law, murder, lying to Congress and so forth, so why don't we have a statement from any of them saying "If it's not all dug up, I will dig through EVERYTHING to find who's responsible, and hold them accountable"?

Oh, for Bleep's sake,

Based on the novel by Lew Wallace, the period drama revolves around Judah Ben-Hur (Heston), a Palestinian nobleman [bold font by Big Hollywood] who is enslaved by the Romans, engages in one of the most thrilling chariot races ever captured on screen, and even encounters Jesus Christ.
Considering it's one of the central themes of the movie, how they can ignore the 'Jew' part is beyond me.

"Patrick Leahy Is Eric Holder's Punkass Flunky Boy."

Pass it aroundLink

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A: Carry your damn gun

B: If you can't carry it outside, keep it where you can get to it. Fast.
C: If he doesn't own one, he'd better get one; not only does he have to worry about the felons, he's now had his life threatened by the family of one of the felons.

I have to say, this possibly idiot statement stands out:
LaVelle, who runs sports leagues composed of youths and adults of different races, said he doesn't want any retaliation on the people who attacked him. But the attack has instilled fear in him and his family, and he hopes that there will be more of a police presence in the neighborhood.
Mr. LaVelle, if you're indicating you're not wanting to see them in jail, you're a fool. They came close to killing you, and do you think they'd have any problem going after your wife and kids as well? Or anyone else they decide needs a beating? There has to be a price for actions like theirs, or you just encourage more of it.

Just in case I didn't post on 'cut shells' before,

here it is; as he says, watch both parts

Side note: Working part-time, ranging to full-time in some cases, with shifts, means not much blogging time.

You want an example of 'militarization of law enforcement',

how about 'Heavy machine guns in NYPD helicopters'?
The NYPD began fitting police helicopters with heavy machine guns to shoot down terrorist airplanes about five years ago, after intelligence surfaced that al-Qaida was considering the use of crop dusters and other small craft for attacks, a senior city law enforcement official said Monday.

But while police officers have been trained to use helicopter-mounted .50-caliber machine guns against light planes, there was no intention to take down commercial passenger jets with such weaponry, said the official, who asked not to be identified.
I will refrain from comment, and let Weerd take it from here.

Hey, it was only a matter of time; after all, we've had a friggin' sheriff's office with a APC with a mounted M2 for a couple of years now.

A translation: Union Definition vs. Society's Definition

Union Definition of LE enforcing the law:
it amount to a private security force paid for by taxpayers

Society's Definition:
Cops enforcing a legal order the Union doesn't like

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back where Great Britain used to be, part whatever

Just go read it; PC moronity taken to the extremes. To screw up kids' minds.

Just what the progressives would love to do here.

My, my, my, look at the muzzles

on those AKs
Lots more pictures here

According to son, he's thinking of going to a smaller rear sprocket

on the Ducati. In part because that new extra 100cc causes things like the previous amount of throttle to cause the front end to depart contact with Earth with the factory-size.

I wouldn't want it myself, but LORD, that's a machine!

Fast and Furious was a botched operation, my ass

From Sipsey Street; if you can't hit his site, here's the Fox News story.
In a letter dated June 1, 2010, then Phoenix ATF Group VII supervisor David Voth instructed a Federal Firearms Licensee in Arizona as follows:

Dear Sir,

Per Section 925(a)(1) of the Gun Control Act (GCA) exempts law enforcement agencies from the transportation, shipment, receipt, or importation controls of the GCA when firearms are to be used for the official business of the agency.

Please accept this letter in lieu of completing an ATF Form 4473 for the purchase of four (4) CAI, Model Draco, 7.62x39 mm pistols, by Special Agent John Dodson. These aforementioned pistols will be used by Special Agent Dodson in furtherance of the performance of his official duties. In addition, Special Agent Dodson has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. If you have any questions, you may contact me at telephone number 602-605-6501.


David Voth
ATF Group Supervisor
Phoenix Group VII

In the lower left-hand margin of the one-page letter is the hand-written notation:
"Picked guns
up 6/10/10
Paid Cash"

"Paid Cash" is underlined.
As to how ATF treats agents who won't be nice, quiet little puppets,
Sources describe continuing harassment of Dodson as his access to the Phoenix office building was restricted. "They removed him from the (Fast and Furious) case as politically unreliable," said another source, adding, "And of course after the Terry murder all the shots were being called by D.C."

After the death of Brian Terry, the "rumor" post on the ATF agent's website, and the initial coverage by these reporters in the early weeks of January, 2011, "things got ugly" for Dodson. Blamed by his immediate supervisors as well as many of his fellow agents in the Phoenix office for "treason" as one source described it, Dodson's existence at the Phoenix office was described as "precarious" by one D.C. source. The threats to his life were perceived to be so great that "solitary range days" were arranged by a sympathetic supervisor so Dodson could practice marksmanship in safety. "He (the supervisor) didn't want him (Dodson) to eat one in the back" in a range "accident," said the source.
There was a time I would have flatly called bullshit on such a story; them days are gone. After what was done to Jay Dobyns after his accomplishments, why would this threat be a surprise?(if you're not familiar, search his name; instead of being treated as he should, the case was effed-up and he & his family damn near died)

From the Fox report:
According to documents obtained by Fox News, Agent John Dodson was ordered to buy six semi-automatic Draco pistols -- two of those were purchased at the Lone Wolf gun store in Peoria, Ariz. An unusual sale, Dodson was sent to the store with a letter of approval from David Voth, an ATF group supervisor.

Dodson then sold the weapons to known illegal buyers, while fellow agents watched from their cars nearby.

This was not a "buy-bust" or a sting operation, where police sell to a buyer and then arrest them immediately afterward. In this case, agents were "ordered" to let the sale go through and follow the weapons to a stash house.

According to sources directly involved in the case, Dodson felt strongly that the weapons should not be abandoned and the stash house should remain under 24-hour surveillance. However, Voth disagreed and ordered the surveillance team to return to the office. Dodson refused, and for six days in the desert heat kept the house under watch, defying direct orders from Voth.

A week later, a second vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons. Dodson called for an interdiction team to move in, make the arrest and seize the weapons. Voth refused and the guns disappeared with no surveillance.
As somebody said, the only thing 'botched' about this operation was the coverup; this demonstrates that BATFE and the administration(yes, I mean YOU, Holder and Napolitano and Mueller and Obama) WANTED these guns smuggled into Mexico, they WANTED dead bodies linked to those guns. Three guesses why.

Further from Sipsey on the coverup/delay tactics:
On September 9th, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asked the White House to make former National Security Advisor Kevin O'Reilly available for an interview before the end of September to help "determine the extent of the involvement of White House staff in Operation Fast and Furious."

Emails already obtained by Congress show O'Reilly communicated about gun trafficking efforts with then-Special Agent in Charge of ATF's Phoenix office William Newell as early as summer of 2010. In the email exchanges O'Reilly asked Newell if it was okay to share the information with other White House staffers. Congressional investigators are seeking all related communications.

The new letter from the President's counsel doesn't say O'Reilly can't be interviewed by Congressional investigators, but neither does it provide an availability date. Instead the letter states that

O'Reilly, who has moved from the White House to the State Department from where he was tasked, is "currently on a previously scheduled assignment to Iraq."
Probably 'previously scheduled' by five seconds. If 'previously' at all.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

To the Administration:

I propose a new rule:
If you ban inhalers 'for environmental concerns', then everyone in the EPA who has a hand in this should be required to stop breathing for two minutes, three times a day. Four minutes five times a day on stressful days. Enforced with duct tape if need be. Just think of all the carbon dioxide that won't be polluting the air!

Heard a squeak from the back of the Honda

when braking the other day, so checked all the brake pads. The front aren't much trouble, though you do have to lay down; the back you just can't see. Happily the design on this bike makes it easy to pull them: pull off a little rubber cover, unscrew and pull the locator pin and the pads just slide out of the caliper.

And oh, yeah, there's new pads in the very near future. Not down to the plates, but worn enough that they need replacement. The front, happily, are in very good shape.
Added: I ordered the pads the evening I posted this; Monday morning got e-mail notice that they'd shipped. That's excellent. Place called Power Barn.
Added: It's Wednesday, and they were in the mail today.

In other bike news, son had a nasty problem with his bike a couple of months ago; nasty as in 'time to rebuild the motor' time. Called the other day with a really interesting rumble in the background: got it assembled and in the frame, timing & so forth triple-checked, hooked up the battery, turned the key and pushed the button; it lit off on the third crank. This is going to be interesting for him to get used to: the rebuild used different cylinders, pistons & rings and so forth and a new ignition chip, the 748 is now a 850. With a scary jump in horsepower and torque.
Note: He also picked up a new chain and sprockets from this place: said they had the best price he found. And he received them two days after ordering. Probably where I'll get mine when needed.
'Course, considering the way things are going, I might go ahead and get them; that way I'll have them ready, and if the price jumps I'll have beat it.

This definitely throws a wrench in a lot of theories

if it pans out.
Scientists around the world were floored by yesterday’s announcement that CERN researchers had broken the speed of light, which is the fastest known speed. They presented their work today for further scientific scrutiny.

If proven true by other research groups, it will debunk Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which holds that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.

If that is the case, scientists say they will need to rethink the way the universe works, because then “it‘s not just space that’s affected, it‘s time that’s affected too.”
Which reminds me of something I read years back: someone was writing on the Laws of Nature and Laws of Physics and said that a researcher he spoke with told him that the 'Laws' were no such thing, near as I can recall
What we call Laws are just the rules of how we currently understand things to work, and as such they're subject to change or modification at any time if new discoveries are made.