Saturday, April 14, 2012

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.

We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate.

America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.

Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society.
The other is for housing prisoners.

From at Ace, I don't think those pirates will be any further problem.
And those were the most effective warning shots I've ever seen.

Ok, so I like it:
He still ought to be hurt for that one

The Arms Trade Treaty: yeah, they want to end private ownership of arms. ALL arms. Starting, oddly enough, with registration by another name:
Scott Stedjan, Oxfam America’s advisor on conflict prevention, explained: “Adding transparency to the international arms trade by keeping track of transfers and reporting on them is not the same thing as gun registration. No treaty will require individuals to register their weapons—though it may require governments to report on who they granted licenses to, the destination of the weapons, and the quantity…. It’s strange to argue that states shouldn’t have a handle on legal trade in order to regulate illegal trade.”
And that 'handle' is the first big step. But they don't have the balls or integrity to say that.

And that's it; between not enough sleep for several days and this weather crap in OK, I'm beat. See you later

Friend had the pic(maybe NSFW for language) and it reminded me

of a neighbor I used to have. Was originally from New York, and the very idea of a tornado scared hell out of her. And it drove her effing nuts that a lot of people here would hear a report like "We're seeing a circulation near 'X'" and, instead of hiding, we'd go out to look

The really unfortunate thing is it would be easy

to believe this is for real

Well, Sen. Hatch, guess what?

You offend me, you sorry politician.

You've been in DC for 36 years? You should've been out of there at least a decade ago.

A double level of stupid for which the kid is going to pay

And probably us as well, as the female and he will probably wind up on welfare(if she's not already).

Friday, April 13, 2012

And the wind just swept from the plain into Norman

They're currently saying F2, damage in the city. If you're religiously inclined, might spare a thought for those people it already thumped and those it's heading toward.

Wouldn't you feel safer with a gun?

Ran across this article a few years back, and happily I saved a copy as the link is no longer good and I couldn't find it on their site. From over the pond in Britain:

From The Times
September 8, 2007

Wouldn’t you feel safer with a gun?

British attitudes are supercilious and misguided

Richard Munday

Despite the recent spate of shootings on our streets, we pride ourselves
on our strict gun laws. Every time an American gunman goes on a killing
spree, we shake our heads in righteous disbelief at our poor benighted
colonial cousins. Why is it, even after the Virginia Tech massacre, that
Americans still resist calls for more gun controls?

The short answer is that “gun controls” do not work: they are indeed
generally perverse in their effects. Virginia Tech, where 32 students
were shot in April, had a strict gun ban policy and only last year
successfully resisted a legal challenge that would have allowed the
carrying of licensed defensive weapons on campus. It is with a measure
of bitter irony that we recall Thomas Jefferson, founder of the
University of Virginia, recording the words of Cesare Beccaria: “Laws
that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither
inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things
worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather
to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be
attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

One might contrast the Virginia Tech massacre with the assault on
Virginia’s Appalachian Law School in 2002, where three lives were lost
before a student fetched a pistol from his car and apprehended the gunman.

Virginia Tech reinforced the lesson that gun controls are obeyed only by
the law-abiding. New York has “banned” pistols since 1911, and its
fellow murder capitals, Washington DC and Chicago, have similar bans.
One can draw a map of the US, showing the inverse relationship of the
strictness of its gun laws, and levels of violence: all the way down to
Vermont, with no gun laws at all, and the lowest level of armed violence
(one thirteenth that of Britain).

Serious gun crime is concentrated in particular parts of England;
internationally, the country has a low death rate from guns


* Factfile: teenagers gunned down across UK

* Three murders in four days in South London

* We Shall Overcome, protesters sing at peace vigil

America’s disenchantment with “gun control” is based on experience:
whereas in the 1960s and 1970s armed crime rose in the face of more
restrictive gun laws (in much of the US, it was illegal to possess a
firearm away from the home or workplace), over the past 20 years all
violent crime has dropped dramatically, in lockstep with the spread of
laws allowing the carrying of concealed weapons by law-abiding citizens.
Florida set this trend in 1987, and within five years the states that
had followed its example showed an 8 per cent reduction in murders, 7
per cent reduction in aggravated assaults, and 5 per cent reduction in
rapes. Today 40 states have such laws, and by 2004 the US Bureau of
Justice reported that “firearms-related crime has plummeted”.

In Britain, however, the image of violent America remains unassailably
entrenched. Never mind the findings of the International Crime Victims
Survey (published by the Home Office in 2003), indicating that we now
suffer three times the level of violent crime committed in the United
States; never mind the doubling of handgun crime in Britain over the
past decade, since we banned pistols outright and confiscated all the
legal ones.

We are so self-congratulatory about our officially disarmed society, and
so dismissive of colonial rednecks, that we have forgotten that within
living memory British citizens could buy any gun – rifle, pistol, or
machinegun – without any licence. When Dr Watson walked the streets of
London with a revolver in his pocket, he was a perfectly ordinary
Victorian or Edwardian. Charlotte Brontë recalled that her curate father
fastened his watch and pocketed his pistol every morning when he got
dressed; Beatrix Potter remarked on a Yorkshire country hotel where only
one of the eight or nine guests was not carrying a revolver; in 1909,
policemen in Tottenham borrowed at least four pistols from passers-by
(and were joined by other armed citizens) when they set off in pursuit
of two anarchists unwise enough to attempt an armed robbery. We now are
shocked that so many ordinary people should have been carrying guns in
the street; the Edwardians were shocked rather by the idea of an armed

If armed crime in London in the years before the First World War
amounted to less than 2 per cent of that we suffer today, it was not
simply because society then was more stable. Edwardian Britain was
rocked by a series of massive strikes in which lives were lost and
troops deployed, and suffragette incendiaries, anarchist bombers,
Fenians, and the spectre of a revolutionary general strike made Britain
then arguably a much more turbulent place than it is today. In that
unstable society the impact of the widespread carrying of arms was not
inflammatory, it was deterrent of violence.

As late as 1951, self-defence was the justification of three quarters of
all applications for pistol licences. And in the years 1946-51 armed
robbery, the most significant measure of gun crime, ran at less than two
dozen incidents a year in London; today, in our disarmed society, we
suffer as many every week.

Gun controls disarm only the law-abiding, and leave predators with a
freer hand. Nearly two and a half million people now fall victim to
crimes of violence in Britain every year, more than four every minute:
crimes that may devastate lives. It is perhaps a privilege of those who
have never had to confront violence to disparage the power to resist.

*Richard Munday is editor and co-author of Guns & Violence: the Debate
Before Lord Cullen*

Every time some UN clown starts lecturing us about all our failings,

this is one of the things I remember:
It was not a tragedy that caught the world by surprise. In January 1994, Romeo Dallaire, a Canadian serving as United Nations Force Commander in Rwanda, warned his bosses about a plan fomenting for Tutsi extermination. Kofi Annan, then the director of UN peacekeeping operations, said they wouldn’t take any actions that would put the UN in the position of having to use force.

Annan would later say they chose that route because letting the involved parties know that “we are monitoring, we are going to deal with you harshly and we know what you are up to” can be “a very good deterrent.”
And EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DEAD men, women and children later, we see how well that works.

This also speaks to one of the reasons I so despise Bill Clinton:
“It may seem strange to you here, especially the many of you who lost members of your family, but all over the world there were people like me sitting in offices, day after day after day, who did not fully appreciate the depth and the speed with which you were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror,” Clinton said.

However, documents unclassified in 2004 showed that Clinton had decided early on not to intervene and proved that the White House was receiving detailed reports almost daily of the carnage during all three months of the genocide.

The lack of intervention wasn’t due to ignorance about what was happening on the ground. Human lives were weighed by strategic value, of which the administration determined that Rwanda had none.
Yet still he runs around lecturing us about all OUR failings, how we don't 'care' enough to surrender all we hold dear in the name of the UN running things...

One of the RWPP clowns speaks of what he's really after

“When Rosa Parks was arrested [for refusing to go to the back of the bus], if we had focused on the bus driver and not on the states’ rights law, we would have missed the point…. We must not just settle for Zimmerman, we must repeal the Stand Your Ground law.”
Yeah, because that's a 'civil rights issue', sure.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Without going into details, son is now in Wherethehell

Afghanistan, and so far, so good. Has been around some Romanian infantry, who he says are pretty cool. I think he plans to introduce them to Crunchy Jalapeno Cheetos, soon as they get there.

"But screw PETA."


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

So they're already attacking Romney's wife

They must be seriously worried, as well as dirtbags.Link

Another "I didn't say what I said, at least not the way I said it!" moment.

It appears the OK County DA has his priorities straight

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said Wednesday he has fired two of his assistant district attorneys over their actions during a recent murder trial.

He said Pam Kimbrough and Stephanie Miller did not tell defense lawyers about a witness statement that could have been valuable to the defense case. Prater said he has forwarded information from his investigation to the state Attorney General's office for a possible criminal investigation. He also has sent the file to the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Now if we can get some federal prosecutors to have similar ethics with their assistants...

"I didn't say what I said!

And I'm sorry I said it, so go away!"
So: the NBP solicited kidnapping and murder and Holder did nothing; he goes off to praise Sharpton. And the NBP is openly calling for murder and war.

Yeah, this helps things a lot.

That puppy daughter found?

Looks like he has a home

@HockeyOpera, a find example of standard gun-bigot

hatred and borderline insanity; how Linoge can stand to keep going through this I don't know, but it's nice to know what the nutcases are saying.

By the way, if you need any further reason to tell the UN to kiss our collective ass, here you go.
"As High Commissioner for Human Rights, I call for an immediate investigation," she said.

"Justice must be done for the victim. It's not just this individual case. It calls into question the delivery of justice in all situations like this."
You'll note that the High Commissioner, with no investigation at all, KNOWS who the 'victim' is...
And the Telegraph is properly following The Narrative:
Neighbourhood watch captain George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, fatally shot 17-year-old Martin inside a gated community in the Florida town of Sanford on February 26.
The deceased is black, so HAVE to have that 'white' in there.
Ms Pillay expressed shock that Zimmerman was not arrested right away, and expressed concern about Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which allows the use of deadly force in situations where there is a belief of a threat.
Ms Pillay, he WAS arrested, you moron; it was decided at the time that there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him with a crime(as if things like that matter to you).
If the previous isn't enough to damage your calm,
"The law should operate equally in respect of all violations. I will be awaiting an investigation and prosecution and trial and of course reparations for the victims concerned," Ms Pillay said.
Ah, the UN mindset: she's already decided Zimmerman should be tried and convicted. And him going to jail isn't enough, oh no, she wants REPARATIONS for the 'victims'...
Screw the UN, and screw you, Pillay.

Like the idea of a tungsten ring that won't scratch

very easily? Ran across this place at Med-Fair, I really like this one.

Well, then screw the Girl Scouts

Figuratively, that is.

Which way is the wind blowing,

and where? Neat link. Click to zoom into an area.

"You people who don't want the government telling you what to eat and how much, you're stupid!"

Says the IRS "Oh no, we NEVER allow politics to be involved in our decisions..."
What's a proper bureaucratese for 'bullshit'?

NBC still trying desperately to make their "We don't have credibility" moment go away; this has an illustration of what it would take for their 'accidental' moment to happen.
More here.
AP has some crap going on, too.
And let's not forget CNN

In case you missed it, our "There is no voter fraud problem" AG almost had someone else vote on his ballot.

Ah, this just makes the TSA look better and better:
"Jonathan Corbett, creator of the video showing that TSA's body scanners can't see metal objects on our sides, has a new video out. This time he's interviewing an experienced TSA screener identified only as 'Jennifer,' and her allegations point to 'fatal flaws' in TSA and its procedures. Worse, TSA's screeners are well aware of these flaws. According to Jennifer, body scanners frequently fail to detect objects on passengers, and this flaw is well known to the screeners on the job. People with visible items in their pockets can pass through scanners without detection, even when the items are simulated weapons or explosives. Jennifer also alleges that training for screeners is severely lacking. Screeners are directed to operate body scanners, even the X-ray scanners, without any training whatsoever. The manual of standard operating procedures often can't be found at the checkpoints, let alone read. Jennifer was so alarmed by what she experienced that she wrote her congressional representative to complain. She was ultimately fired as a result, effective yesterday."
Which makes the chances of the We See You Naked scanners being improperly maintained and calibrated even higher, I'd think.

Add to that that DHS will steal your money, makes traveling even more fun, doesn't it?

Totally unrelated to news, daughter found this critter
either dumped or lost a couple of days ago; doctored and fed him up, and(if you're in the OKC area) is trying to find a home for him. Says he's been very friendly with both people and her dog & cats.

One last thing for now: while Calderon is whining that the US needs more gun laws,
Calderon’s government dramatically increased their buying of military weapons after Obama’s election, which is stunning, considering at least a quarter of those weapons are diverted to drug cartels. Calderon also goes out of his way to avoid the pachyderm grazing behind them; Operation Fast and Furious and other alleged gun-walking plots orchestrated by the Obama Administration that sent thousands of firearms over the Mexican border to arm the Sinaloa drug cartel.
But it's all the fault of gun owners in the US...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here's what happened in NW Oklahoma last night

Supercell thunderstorms developed over northwest Oklahoma during the mid-afternoon hours of the 9th and moved southeast through the evening hours. Hail up to softball-size was reported over many areas of Woodward county. In addition, several weak tornadoes occurred near and south of Woodward, OK.
Pictures of some of the hail at the link; that stuff would seriously leave a mark

If you don't go by Joe Huffmans' place occasionally,

you should. If only for comments like this:
Their words and the things they choose to defend prove again that the Brady Center is not merely rooting for the criminal element, they are offering to hold their coats and act as lookout during the murder, rape or robbery of the law abiding citizens.

Hadn't washed a full-size pickup in a long time;

Damn, there's a lot of metal there!

Don't think I'd like hiking in this area; daughter ran across some info on it a while back and we both agreed it'd be a place to stay clear of.

I guess this counts as 'progress' in the Obama/Holder Hopey-Changey race mindset, as it has black socialist racists calling for blood and destruction of calitolism. But I don't think most other people will like it.
“And as the Scripture said, you gotta to cross it. We gon’ have to cross the Red Sea….I know y’all thought it was talking about some sea in some Middle Eastern part of the world- hell no. We’re talking about some blood. You’re gonna have to cross some blood, and go through some blood and some battles.

“And there are those who wish they could stand in this hour, to see the destruction of the devil‘s world and the devil’s society- and I‘m ain’t talking about no dude underneath the ground with a pitchfork and pantyhose. I’m talking about that blonde haired, blue-eyed, sometimes brown-eyed, Caucasian walkin around with a mindset, a demonistic mindset, and a nature to do evil and brutality.”
“I’m kinda pissed off right now that the state of Florida ain’t on fire. This could not have happened in L.A. because them brothers up there are not scared to riot. This could not have happened in St. Petersburg Florida, where the black man over there are ain’t scared to kill a cracker.”

Kweli: “This is real. We’re attacked anywhere in the world and we would defend ourselves by any means necessary…You starve capitalism, since this racism that‘s being perpetuated and this brutality that’s being perpetuated, and this murder that’s being perpetuated, is built on the table legs of capitalism, you’ve got to starve capitalism.

From Feral: somebody's not paying attention to that backblast area...

Tam has some comments on the 'locavore' movement and the "I must have only organically grown veggies! And eggs ONLY from free-range hens!" people. Personally, I wonder if those folks have any real idea what all chickens eat when left to roam about...

On Gunwalker: Obama now says "I don't want you to talk to him, so go away."
From the Daily Caller -- Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify.
From Dave Workman -- White House thumbs nose at Grassley, Issa over F&F request.
So I guess the question is will Issa and Grassley do something, or will Boehner & Co. stand in the way? Again?

Also found through Sipsey: Ah, Philadelphia Only Ones: some don't even have a legal right to carry a gun, but do anyway(but don't you peasants do it, or else!)
“He carries a gun, he displays a badge, he wears a uniform, but Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is not a certified police officer, technically speaking, and shouldn't be armed, badged and uniformed,” Stu Bykofsky reported last month on

Speaking of politicians who prefer unarmed peasants,
The state is not only pushing to enact laws against shall-issue, but also laws to require you to pay for training for every regulated firearm you buy.

That's right – they want to change the current law to let them create a new training requirement just to buy a firearm. Nothing in law will stop them from forcing you to attend a live session or pay for training for every purchase. This is their goal – to make it so hard to exercise your rights that you will not bother.
It shouldn't be a surprise that this is in the People's Republic of Maryland.

I'm thinking less of Bill Cosby than I used to.

About that DHS ammo buy,
...the purchase of up to 450 million rounds of .40-caliber S&LinkW 180-grain pistol ammunition. It's "the quantity projected to be used over the next five years" by DHS, excluding the Coast Guard, which gets its ammunition through the Department of Defense.
(For a scale comparison, the Army in 2010 ordered 200 million rounds of its improved M855A1 5.56 round for use in Afghanistan, describing that amount as a 12- to 15-month supply.)

The department was also soliciting April bids for a new supply of .233 Remington rifle ammunition -- the stuff the Army uses in its M-16s. Various Internet reports -- including one from Business Insider -- contend that order could be in the range of 125 million to 175 million rounds, though in response to repeated email inquiries, a DHS spokesman in late March would confirm only that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be seeking bids by April 12 for 90,000 rounds.

And now I need to go prune roses; they're blossoming all over

Monday, April 09, 2012

I asked this a while back, and this story

brought the questions back to mind:
The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law.

The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.
First question was "Hey, IRS: you think people don't care for you now, wait until you show up at their door as the Enforcers For Obamacare; what do you think they'll think of you then?" I guarantee they won't like it.

Other question was "When someone is being told "Your mother/father/wife/ husband can't have the treatment they need to live, because the regulations say they're too old for it to be cost effective. So make them comfortable and wait for the end" it won't be the fat-ass politicians saying it, it'll be some bureaucrat in a local office, and he'll be the one people most associate with this crap; have said bureaucrats thought about how well that's going to go over?"

The other day I read this "Your father's not cost-effective to treat so take him home to die" crap from the British NHS, and posted it on Facebook(I know, but it's a good way to annoy some people). One of the comments from someone I used to think intelligent was "So they were able to pay out of their own pocket and get him treated elsewhere, so what's the problem?" Well, let's see:
People like her have lectured us that Nationalized Health Care will not allow such to happen;
We've been told such decisions won't happen;
We've been told people WON'T HAVE TO pay out of their own pocket because Obamacare will make all well;
As I recall, Obamacare will make it friggin' ILLEGAL for you to do that.
So there's four reasons why THERE'S A DAMNED PROBLEM.

So MSNBC is STILL using the faked quotes from Zimmerman

So the blatant, racially charged distortion of George Zimmerman's 911 call started on NBC 6 Miami on March 19, appearing in two articles by three different writers. It was repeated on March 20 in an article attributed to one of the three writers. The articles have been updated, but the quotes remain. The mis-quote aired on the Today Show on March 22 during a live segment with reporter Lilia Luciano, and again on March 27 with reporter Ron Allen.

For NBC and MSNBC to characterize the error as a single episode caused by a producer's time constraints in getting a video clip ready for live morning television, which just unfortunately happened to be missed by layers of editorial control, is not very convincing.
Only if 'convincing' translates as "They caught us lying and faking news, so let's fire somebody as a sacrifice and hope that makes people stop paying attention." Which we won't.
They're far more willing to give these sorry excuses for reporters benefit of doubt they don't deserve:
While of course I have no way of knowing, it seems to me the botched editing was not an intentional attempt to smear George Zimmerman. I think it was the result of carelessness, inattention and incompetence. What's truly disturbing is that editorial controls at NBC, MSNBC and NBC 6 Miami, all failed to catch the error, not once, but five times. That's nothing short of inexcusable.
No, what's truly disturbing is that NBC and MSNBC flatly set out to falsify a transcript, all those 'editorial controls' passed it on and expected to get away with it. Or, TRULY disturbing, they expected to get caught and didn't care as long as they got the preferred narrative shoved out to people first.

I truly hope Zimmerman sues their asses off. And I think there's plenty of evidence to prove malice on the part of the clowns. He can go after ABC and CNN too for their parts in the railroading.

Said it before: these 'professional journalists' took their reputation and integrity(what was left of it), wiped their ass with it and flushed it. And there needs to be a price paid for that.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

A solution to the "What rifle to test the modified ammo?" question Updated

Since I wrote the Acu'rzr post I've been wondering what to test the ammo with, so as to remove as much human(i.e. "my marksmanship") error as possible; I've got a scoped .22 bolt rifle I'd planned on, but had wished I could use the Martini: it's wonderfully accurate, has a forend that'll sit in the rest solid as you can hope for, and I love shooting it. But iron sights only, and I haven't really wanted to drill & tap the barrel for mounts.

Which problem was solved when I was looking in a box for something else and found this mount:
I think I picked this up at Tulsa last spring in a box of stuff*, and flatly did not remember it was there. Until I ran across it and thought
"This is exactly what I needed!" followed by
"Why the BLEEP didn't I remember I had this?"
In any case, it came with two screws that slip through the bottom piece and thread into the upper. Except that this barrel is just wide enough that the screws couldn't fit from one hole to the other. Dug around and found a couple of long #6 machine screws that would fit(no, I haven't trimmed them yet) and some washers, and this locked it in place nicely. And it sits high enough that it clears the front sight, low enough can still get a decent lower cheek/jaw weld. I wouldn't want to use this on something with much recoil, but on a .22- especially one whose weight makes recoil as close to 'nonexistent' as possible- it should work very nicely. If I can make time this week I'll take it to H&H and do some testing/sighting in, all works out it'll only take a few rounds to zero it at 50 yards when I get to that range. Which'll also warm the barrel up for the test shots.

Update: said 'Screw it' and hit the range this morning, just made it part of the great-circle grocery-shopping expedition. The mount worked great(one of those things that you know it should, but you have to find out for certain), the scope should be real close to dead-on at 50 when I can make it out there, and I got to shoot the Martini again.

*One of these:
"Hmm, box of bases, rings, other stuff... I can use some, friend could probably use some of this" thinks I.
Table owner sees me looking: "You can have the box for $10."

Proving just why Californicated is so screwed

we have this from Soylent Green(site NSFW)
Here to get the ball rolling, is a quote I stole from DPUD–veteran Left Coast LinkDickwad Jerry Brown hawking his “millionaires’ tax” on non-millionaires:
“Anybody who makes $250,000 becomes a millionaire very quickly if you save it. You just need four years,”
And for his amazing grasp of 3rd grade arithmetic which has no application in reality, he also wins a Maynard:

Speaking of the wonders of government control of things,
Sentenced to death for being old: The NHS denies life-saving treatment to the elderly, as one man's chilling story reveals

When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat.

Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age.
Every time someone lectures me on how wonderful it'll be to have the government running my health care...
By the way, that sounds a lot like Obama and "You'll just have to have your mother take the pill" crap, doesn't it?