Friday, May 04, 2012

Ran into something, 'different' let's say

Took a friend to a place on the north side called Baker Street Pub & Grill. Had been there once with daughter, seemed like a nice place. This time rode the bike, and as we came in the doors we were greeted with "You can't bring your helmets in here."

"Okay.... why?"

"Because they can be used as weapons. You can leave them in the entry if you don't want to leave them on the bike."

I've been in biker bars and other places and nobody ever had a problem with my helmet; my first thought was "This is idiotic", my second was "So you have problems enough here that you're actually worried about this?"

We left. And if the place is that squirrelly, I'll probably never go back.

At this point I think President Obama really cares more for the lives of terrorists

in Pakistan and elsewhere than he does for our troops. And I KNOW he cares more about 'international opinion' than he does about that icky word 'victory'.

If Obama pushed for the clause, Karzai likely would not have objected, Cohen said. “We’ve made it clear we’re headed for the exits, so why [upset the neighbors],” he said.
And since Karzai has already demonstrated a great affection for selling himself and country to the Taliban, he probably loved the idea.

Screw Afghanistan; get our troops out before those dirtbags in Sodom-on-the-Potomac playing "Let's pretend we actually care about winning." get more of them killed.

"Hey, remember that movie?

Why don't we do that?"


Thursday, May 03, 2012

"You can't teach people about that!

CAIR doesn't like it, and that's FAR more important than, say, people winding up dead!" Note that it's Sen. Durbin in the middle of this crap.

One more reason, since the War on Terror is over, we need to get rid of DHS.

Well, this is kind of sad:
For the creators of a Starz series who wanted an authentic look for “Magic City,” a show set in 1959 Miami, it was nearly impossible to find local women with natural breasts.

“I’ve actually had better luck finding synchronized swimming groups than I did finding real boobs,” Bill Marinella, a locals casting director, told the Miami Herald.Link

The line I think of is from a bumper sticker: "Earth First! We can mine the asteroids later"

Juan Williams is either a friggin' moron, or trying really hard to suck back up to the NPR people who trashed him; I'm really not sure which.

Oh, the guy who damn near died when those federal DEA Professionals left him in a cell with no water for five days? They say they're really sorry about that. Which is nice; now when do the firings start for the brainless morons responsible?

'Why own guns?' Good question

over at Marooned from a guylady in Australia. I'll throw in my thoughts, in no particular order:
I like them. I enjoy shooting, I enjoy working on them.

If all goes to hell, having that option for self-defense is very comforting.

Haven't hunted in years, but I can; there's something special about being in the woods looking for meat.

History. Hold a Garand that went through WWII and maybe Korea, same for a M1 Carbine; it's a literal physical piece of American history. Same thing with lots of other firearms. One of my favorites: looked at what appeared to be a standard WWII K98 Mauser. Then you looked closer and the German markings on the receiver had been defaced, and on top of the ring was a six-pointed start. It was one of the rifles brought into what was then British Palestine by some people in real need of arms. It delights me to think of Hitler & Co. gnashing their teeth in hell at the knowledge that a bunch of Jews used Nazi-produced arms to help create and defend the state of Israel.

Because I can, because the founders of this country understood how powerful, how necessary is the right to arms of a free people. And rights not exercised, politicians tend to think they have some privilege to take away.

Reloading. Being able to roll your own ammo, whether to save money or tune loads to a particular gun, it's a wonderful thing. Recently went to the range with a friend and his son; back during some bad weather a year ago the son had spent a day at my house, and I'd taken him through reloading some .357 Mag ammo. He got to take ammo he'd put together and use it to make holes in targets; he liked it.

Back to that 'working on them' thing; looking at the inside of, say, a S&W revolver and watching what Tam once called the ballet that goes on inside as the action works; marveling at the way, say, a Colt Model M comes apart and goes back together; and all of it capable of controlling some really amazing amounts of pressure so as to direct a projectile downrange. Kind of marvelous.

One thing about the original questioning that does tick me off:
So the idea of going out and purposefully purchasing something that could be used to quite easily kill someone... someone who wouldn't have a chance to get close enough to fight back or defend themselves... it doesn't sit quite right with me.”
Well, assuming you're speaking of a law-abiding citizen, they won't be just going out and committing murder, will they? And in self-defense, well, I have news for you, Richochet: the whole idea of a firearm is to PREVENT an attacker from getting hold of you(" on me, I'll Equalize"). I do not understand this attitude, that somehow keeping some thug from getting close enough to use a chain or knife or boots on me is somehow bad... I'm reminded of two things: one was the idiots in the SCA who thought guns for self-defense were bad because "It's not honorable to shoot someone that way," who'd talk with great enthusiasm about the knife or axe or sword they kept by the bed*. What the HELL does honor have to do with protecting yourself and family and home from some goblin intent on harm?
Second: ever read any of the Matt Helm novels? There was a passage in one that stuck with me, along the lines of "All anyone has to do to get along in peace with me is leave me and mine alone; it'll all be smiles and happiness. But if they threaten me I'll do whatever it takes; they open the door to violence, they've got no right to whine because more than they expected walks through."

For what it's worth, there's some of my reasons.

*Also not understood by me: shooting someone is horrible and awful, but sticking a couple of feet of steel in their guts, or opening up their body with a sharp edge, well, THAT'S just fine!

Remember that puppy daughter found?

The lady taking care of him has found that he's going to be a lot bigger than thought; vet says he has some mastiff in him and he'll be BIG. Look at those paws; that's at 8-10 weeks... So she's trying to find someone with space and liking for a big dog.

Along with clowns like Steven King whining "I don't pay enough taxes",

I'm reminded of an argument a while back. Lady was insisting that the death tax is 'only fair', etc. I asked of her definition of 'fairness' included people losing the family business or farm because they had to sell it to pay the damned taxes; "All you have to do is file 'X' and do 'Y', my family just took care of that."

My first thought was "So you should have to hire lawyers and jump through hoops and file papers to try to avoid being raped by your own government, wonderful!" My second thought was "If you actually believe this tax is 'only fair', then why are you working to avoid it?" Kind of like the rich who whine "I'm not paying my fair share!", but won't write a check.

I'm sick of all these people.

Speaking of sorry copies of lawmen, the ATF has claimed another victim

of their Gunwalker plan:
Now another murder connected to Operation Fast and Furious has surfaced. According to a congressional report released, Mario González Rodríguez, brother of the state attorney general of Chihuahua at the time, was also murdered by guns traced back to Operation Fast and Furious. The U.S. withheld this information from Mexican authorities for eight months.
I wonder if the guilty parties assured the Mexican Government that " was all the fault of the prosecutors, so dont' blame us!" ?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

'Professional Federal Law Enforcement' on display

Daniel Chong, 24, a UC San Diego senior, said he was swept up in a Drug Enforcement Administration raid near campus and was taken to the Kearny Mesa facility. After questioning, he was told he would be released.

Then the DEA left him locked inside a five-by-10-foot windowless cell.
The DEA acknowledged, in a statement to The Watchdog on Monday, that agents left someone in a cell after a raid on April 21 — until they found him and had to call paramedics. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said that medical call came on April 25.
So these miserable fucking excuses for lawmen left someone in a holding cell, 'forgotten', for FOUR DAYS?

THIS is the kind of 'government professionals' we're supposed to turn our lives over to, you brainless OWS idiots? Guess what, whether you want to admit it or not, THEY ARE.

Reminds me of the shit-between-the-ears socialists who yell "Keep your laws off my uterus!" while demanding- what?- laws sticking the governments' molesting hands into their uterus. And kidneys, and liver, and vagina and everything else. Except they think that because they're demanding someone else PAY for it, it'll be all unicorn piss and drum circles ever after; they never seem to understand, or care about, history; or they're just more of the "Well, if we're in charge it'll work this time!" tools of the tyrants.

Fuck all of them. Starting with those walking crap deposits in the DEA.

"The wildlife may try to eat you,

but don't you dare carry a gun!"
Which is why some of these make me cringe so badly;

you want to ask "In what universe did this seem like a good idea?"

5:22 gives a fine example of "Why we put the lid tightly on the bottle BEFORE..."

Also from the Feral One, a term often used for people who ride like this

is 'the organ donor'.

If the managers can't support the agents, then

they need new managers. Ones that will insist standards be met:
One agent on the president’s detail regularly fails handgun tests but has not been removed, agents with firsthand knowledge have told me. Another agent on the detail is so out of shape that she cannot open the heavy doors to exit the president’s limousine, I’m told.
I can see not trying to put 40k people through scanners; but not using them at Presidential events? Not standing up for agents who stick to the rules? Bullshit.

And if they say "More funding!", ok, start racking the illegal aliens scamming on taxes and use the savings from that.

The Usual Denialstm of "They're not with us!" don't work very well when they ARE with you.

And now it's time to brave the 'first of the month shopping' time; if I don't come back, have a nice day.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Oh, man, if I were a kid and saw these,

I'd like them even more than I do now!
Yes, that is exactly what you think it is. It's a .177 caliber upper for an AR-15. You can buy a compressed-air powered upper that shoots .177 pellets for your evil black rifle. How freakin' cool is that?
And there's more!

This is getting to the point you think about buying a AR just for all the crap you can add to it.

More of the wonders from TSA

(Both of the goons are now just standing there staring back and forth between the gun and each other.)

Me: “Um, did you guys interrupt my coffee and bagel just so you could see the cool gun?”

In Unison: “Yeah, pretty much!” heh, heh, heh,…

Me: Dorks. “Thanks, now I have the pleasure of going through security again. Have a nice day fellas.”

There's a real nice ending, too

My first thought is that Romney has decided it's safe

for him to show his true colors:
According to two people with knowledge of the Bloomberg meeting, cited by the New York Times, the pair discussed the economy, immigration, education and gun control over coffee and juice.LinkI will refrain from further comment at the moment, because I don't want to damage my keyboard

Well, isn't it nice that they want to protect us from knowing?

The U.S.-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or other foreign soldier is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But The Associated Press has learned it does not report insider attacks in which the Afghan wounds — or misses — his U.S. or allied target. It also doesn't report the wounding of troops who were attacked alongside those who were killed.
In recent weeks an Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of American soldiers but missed the group entirely. The Americans quickly shot him to death. Not a word about this was reported by the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, as the coalition is formally known. It was disclosed to the AP by a U.S. official who was granted anonymity in order to give a fuller picture of the "insider" problem.
Gee, doesn't that make you feel good about our guys with their collective ass on the line?

As a general rule, anything that annoys the TSA is good; however, comments like this
In light of the shooting of Trayvon Martin, immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, and the anniversary of the Rodney King trial "it has never been more readily apparent how the practice of racial profiling impacts all Americans," said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The conference helped launch the app.
tell me some of these clowns are just grievance-mongering.

Here in OK, it appears the Education Department was playing games to get money; anybody surprised?
More than $100,000 that went into what auditors have dubbed as state Education Department slush funds was solicited by state education officials from 31 companies that had no-bid contracts with that agency, records reveal.

The Oklahoman reviewed a sample of 13 contractors and found they had received more than $48.5 million in no-bid Education Department contracts over the last six years. Their combined donations to the controversial accounts used to host educational conferences from 2007 through 2009 totaled $77,000.
Executives from some companies with state Education Department contracts also contributed to Garrett's re-election campaign in 2006, the last time she ran for office, records show.

Robb notes "Don't forget: what they really want is to ban guns. ALL guns."

There is a clown named Dan Simpson, who thinks

he has the solution to our violence problems:
Hunters' needs can easily be accommodated. They can deposit their weapons in an armory, to be reissued each season. NRA officials can choose the armory supervisors if they'd like, or if they are concerned at government oversight.

As for home protection, this too can be assured, respecting the rights of the individual without danger to the population. Each household can possess firearms, but they must be registered with the local police. The registration would be valid for one year and renewable on an annual basis. The occasion of the renewal would be the point at which the police or an independent body, again chosen by NRA officials if they'd like, would determine if a person with weapons still had all his marbles.

Collectors could have as many guns as they'd like, but they would have to be rendered unfireable. People would be free to stay gun nuts if they wanted, but Americans would be safe from nuts with guns, as they are not now, as has been so clearly demonstrated.
Yeah, THAT'S how to deal with a basic enumerated right, one that he doesn't like. Oh, he's already convicted Zimmerman, too:
Laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground," which may lead to the unpunished killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Walker, are a true abomination. I would not want to go outside at night where a wide-eyed enforcer of his own idea of public morality was wandering around with a gun.
As opposed to a wild-eyed enforcer of his own idea of public morality wanting people put in prison if they don't exercise their rights in his approved fashion?

That name rang a bell, ran across this the other day; it appears that Simpson decided to tone down his previous idea on how to control the peasants:
“The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty. Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.

Clearly, since such sweeps could not take place all across the country at the same time. But fairly quickly there would begin to be gun-swept, gun-free areas where there should be no firearms. If there were, those carrying them would be subject to quick confiscation and prosecution. On the streets it would be a question of stop-and-search of anyone, even grandma with her walker, with the same penalties for ‘carrying.’”
Yeah, he really doesn't like that 4th Amendment, does he? Or does he propose it be suspended by Executive fiat for the duration(which would probably be forever) of the proposed violations?

Amazing, isn't it? He doesn't like the 2nd Amendment, so his solution includes a Stasi to violate other rights; but it's ok, because He Knows What's Best For Us...

Warren's a jerk, no question; however,

I've got a problem with this:
Ramirez said anyone who claims in writing to be a Native American should have some sort of supporting documentation. “If you’re a member of a federally recognized tribe, then that means you would have a tribal enrollment number,” he said.
Well, bullcrap. There've been people who didn't go on the official tribal rolls for various reasons; does that mean they don't count? My mother's mother was full-blood Cherokee, but her father had a feud with a guy on the tribal council and basically told him to stuff his roll, so they're not on it. So were they not Amerind anymore because they don't have their papers?

Stuff your 'documentation', Ramirez. Not defending Warren for her game-playing at all, just annoyed by this noise.

Once upon a time I lived in Grant County,

where I had my first close acquaintance with tornadoes; they had another visit last night.

I hadn't heard some of those names in quite a while

Monday, April 30, 2012

Well, it makes sense in one way...

To justify that total logical disconnect, she tells the story of a man caught and killed in a gang crossfire, and then quotes a relative who reveals “The murderer…was out on bail for a previous shooting in the community and had been involved in five other shootings.”

The only conclusion, at least according to Schimel and those dumb enough to give her power?

“[I]f we had stronger gun laws prior to this [the victim] and others would still be alive…”
Think about it: her view would be that 'stronger, common-sense gun laws' would be a simple ban on the peasa-ah, private citizen owning firearms(and probably anything else she doesn't like). And she actually thinks that would prevent someone like her example clown from getting weapons...

Sounds like he was a very accomplished man

Born Benzion Mileikowsky in Warsaw, Poland, in 1910 and moving to Mandatory Palestine in 1920, Netanyahu was a devout follower of revisionist Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky, who advocated Jewish military strength and the establishment of a Jewish state on both sides of the Jordan River. Netanyahu served as his personal aide until Jabotinsky’s death in 1940.

He then edited right-wing Jewish publications and earned a Ph.D in history from Dropsie College in Philadelphia. Later, he was a professor of Jewish history and Hebrew literature at the University of Denver and Cornell University, where he served as chairman of the department of Semitic languages and literature.

He and his wife Tzila had three sons, Benjamin, Yoni, who was killed in an operation to free Israeli hostages from an Entebbe, Uganda airport in 1976, and Iddo, a doctor and playwright.

From Eric Holder's Justice Department:

With Justice Department officials refusing all interview requests to date, CBS News requested numerous public documents through the Freedom of Information Act.

So far, all of the requests that have been answered have been denied in part or in full.

This week, we received a partial response to a request made more than a year ago. It asked for communications involving "Project Gunrunner," the umbrella program for Fast and Furious, from 2010 through April 2011....

The response includes mostly-blank pages.

Two problems here:

A: I've met people who'd buy the seat from you if it'd do that, and
B: Can't have it both ways, guy: gave you a 'non-stop erection' AND you 'can't engage in sexual activity'?

The Rodney King riots; you know, the mess Sharpton & Co.

would love to cause a rerun of? A good thing to remember just what these RWPP bastards want to cause.
For a more personal view, this from Seraphic Secret is good:
“Look how close they are,” says Karen.

“Just past La Cienega. Maybe eight blocks away.”

Karen gives me a long penetrating gaze:

“What do we do if they come here?”

My mind is racing away. The truth is we are defenseless. Unless I get crazy inventive like Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs.

“After this is all over,” I vow, “I’m going to buy a pistol.”

Karen says: “How about a shotgun?”
That's from Part I; Part II and III have more.

Speaking of shotguns, if you watch the 'store NOT being looted' video at Ace, note the somewhat dazed sound of the news reader talking about that shopkeeper on the roof; hell YES he was displaying it, they WANTED the rioters to know they were prepared. It worked, too. Some stores they fired to keep rioters and arsonists away; those stores weren't burned or looted either.

Under the heading of "What the government controls, it can take away":
A majority of doctors support measures to deny treatment to smokers and the obese, according to a survey that has sparked a row over the NHS's growing use of "lifestyle rationing".

Some 54% of doctors who took part said the NHS should have the right to withhold non-emergency treatment from patients who do not lose weight or stop smoking. Some medics believe unhealthy behaviour can make procedures less likely to work, and that the service is not obliged to devote scarce resources to them.

President Hopety-Changety just bypassed Congress to give $192 million we don't have to a terrorist organization that wants to commit genocide; isn't that special?

Why hasn't John Corzine been indicted? Or already in jail? Because he has a 'D' after his name and he's putting money in Obama's campaign. "Screw the people he robbed, we want that money!"

Well, yeah, anything that makes life more difficult for overlords and surveillance cameras, go to it.

"Constitution? I'm supposed to be concerned about this?" Yes you are, Sebelius, you even swore you would. As if that means anything to you.

They still won't say it outright, but the OWS clowns are openly working with the communists to try to screw things up tomorrow. And it doesn't seem to bother them that shutting down transport can get people killed; then again, they like communism so why would they?

Pournelle goes back & forth with a warmenist; kind of amazing to read.

Well, crap, either my screen is screwing up, or my video card. More later

Sunday, April 29, 2012

To the President's terrorist friend, Bill Ayers:

I understand, of course, that your brothers and sisters in the Weather Underground never really meant to blow up their friends. They really meant to blow up their enemies. This is largely because they could not achieve significant political influence otherwise. No one really wants to follow the kind of people with whom you associated in your prime. Your crowd has always hovered about a half a step above Charles Manson. And your crowd is only slightly better groomed.

It should be self-evident that no one really deserves to follow you when you board a plane in an American airport. It makes good sense that you should board dead last. Nonetheless, you seem to question why our military are allowed to board before teachers like you board. The answer is simple, Bill. But, fearing you may still miss the point, I’ll print it in big, bold letters:

Soldiers bomb our foreign enemies. You, on the other hand, bomb your fellow citizens. And the teaching profession still defends you and embraces you.

'All cultures are equal' my ass

As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported.

From another article,
Supermodel turned United Nations ambassador Waris Dirie, who was mutilated aged 5 in her home country of Somalia, is a vociferous opponent of the practice.

Calling for a crackdown on FGM, she said: 'If a white girl is abused, the police come break down the door. If a black girl is mutilated, nobody takes care of her. This is what I call racism.'

Yes, it is, but not the way you're calling it; your "We must be sensitive and PC no matter the cost" idiots in government have MADE SURE this happens by refusing to actually do anything about it; why, someone might call them a racist! if they criticize one of these fine old customs the immigrants brought to Old Blighty!! So, rather than risk that, they let it happen. Or, for the real idiots, they encourage it.
The Metropolitan Police said since 2008, it had received 166 reports of people who fear they are at risk of FGM but it has failed to bring forward a single perpetrator.

It is the same for all 43 forces across England and Wales with no convictions for the offence ever taking place.

Only two doctors have ever been struck off by The General Medical Council since 1980.

The Sunday Times uncovered a respected dentist who was prepared to circumcise two girls, aged 10 and 13 and a GP who referred an undercover reporter to the dentist.

They also spoke to a supplier who deals in alternative medicine who offered to circumcise a 10 year-old girl for £750.
When your cops won't do anything, when your National Health Service won't do anything, why should they stop? They expect Britain to bend over and accomodate their bloody damned traditions, and you've done it; so what do you expect to happen?
Condoleeza Rice referred to the 'soft bigotry of low expectations'; you've got some of that, and you've got morons so fearful of seeming 'bigoted or racist' they let this continue to happen. Where Great Britain used to be.