Saturday, May 26, 2012

A alternate view of the SWATting

This is a prosecutor who initially defended the SWAT raid that killed Kathryn Johnston in Atlanta, and now his pussy hurts because they banged on his door.

Seriously? This is rich.

Brett Kimberlin is a shitbag from hell, but I have to believe that the ghost of an innocent old woman is having a good laugh, now.

Now to New Orleans, apparently the model for that line ...a more wretched hive of scum and villainy... You really need to read this for the full flavor, I'm just going to copy a few bits:
Officers stopped him on a traffic violation at Touro Street and North Claiborne Avenue, sniffed marijuana and spotted a handgun sticking out from under the driver's seat, according to police.

A month later, not long before Cannizzaro took office, prosecutors refused the charges.

But they didn't give back his Glock 22 .40-caliber pistol.
So he filed a complaint, and
A month later, he was arrested again on a gun charge, under a warrant requested by prosecutors. That too was dropped. Houston, who is licensed to carry a gun, tacked on claims for unlawful arrest and retaliation.

The district attorney's office argued that Houston didn't follow the right procedure for getting back his gun, and that authorities could keep it anyway, because prosecutors had six years to charge Houston following his arrest.

In a 2010 court filing, Cannizzaro's office said it still planned to file charges against Houston. As of Tuesday, it hadn't.
So these clowns have been crapping around for four years now, apparently feeling secure in the We're in New Orleans, we can do whatever we want to you, got it? attitude.

Ever see a move The Big Easy? After a lot of crap starting coming to general attention after Katrina, I once observed to my daughter that I didn't know the movie was a documentary; was more right than I knew.

And last, to some general crap from police in New Jersey:
The panic-stricken father jumped out of the cab of his 2006 Jeep Commander and raced after the errant boy, catching him just feet from the edge.

That's when Aidan, eyes as big as saucers, looked behind Roder and said, "Um, Daddy ..."

Roder turned in time to see the Jeep nosedive down the embankment and land in the muddy water
So he panicked and forgot to set the brake. So
He was counting his blessings when a young cop approached him and handed him two tickets. One was for failure to produce the insurance card, which was somewhere in the waterlogged cab(absolute effing bullshit). The other was for failing to use his emergency brake.

"I couldn't believe it," Roder said. "He said, 'If you would have taken the five seconds to apply the brake, this never would have happened!'

"I say, 'Really? And if I did and my boy stepped over the edge and fell instead of the Jeep, then were would I be?' He says, 'Jail, for child endangerment.'"
New Jersey: you're screwed either way

"I'm Empty-Hat Salazar, and this is the EPA and National Park Service!

We don't care about the facts!"
The emails between National Park Service (NPS) officials include statements such as “my personal and professional opinion is that the potential impacts stated in the DEIS as [sic] grossly overestimated and even then they are minor to negligible” and “there exists no information we could find that would [suggest] how contamination of park waters might physically occur.” DEIS stands for Draft Environmental Impact Statement, being discussed in the emails by hydrologists.

“The DEIS goes to great lengths in an attempt to establish impacts to water resources from uranium mining. It fails to do so, but instead creates enough confusion and obfuscation of hydrogeologic principles to create the illusion that there could be adverse impacts if uranium mining occurred,” states another email.
“This is obviously a touchy case where the hard science doesn’t strongly support a policy position,” another email says. “Probably the best way to ‘finesse’ this would be fall back on the ‘precautionary principle’ and take the position that in absence of even more complete certainty that there is no connection between uranium mines and regional ground water, we need to be cautions [sic]??”
Put into plain language: "We need to lie."

And on the Gulf drilling moratorium,
They noted that in documents obtained by the House Natural Resources Committee, Kendall revised the draft OIG investigation report to strike a sentence stating the role of President Obama in requesting the 30-Day Report, and proposed striking entire pages of findings, including those detailing the White House role in revising the report “to give the untrue impression that the Administration’s political decision to impose a six-month drilling moratorium was reviewed by independent peer review experts.”
These people really would prefer us dying in the dark and hot/cold rather than mine/drill for what we need.

You, too, could be a Racist™

Do you think the United States Capitol is, or should be, too important and hallowed a venue for whiny, middle-class white girls from Georgetown to be complaining about the price of contraception?

Do you oppose the efforts of Barack Obama to debase and marginalize allies like Israel and Great Britain while simultaneously offering Russian gangster-politicos concessions made by mortgaging the nation’s well being against the results of his re-election campaign?

Have you noticed that the only way to escape the scorn and contempt of Barack Obama is to be the representative of a hostile Third World dictatorship?

This is not a comprehensive list, but if you meet these requirements, you too could be a Racist™!

Just how Californicated is the place?

This bad.

In this mornings gun bigot news, Milwaukee PD lies about the numbers to make themselves look better, which seem to fit right in with using taxpayer money to pay a MAIG clown.

And the Illinois State Police: "Screw the law, we want this! Or else!"

Unrelated to the above, five mountains more likely to kill you than Everest.

And now, there being a fun show today, I'll catch you later

Friday, May 25, 2012

My first question: Will she be charged?

Second: if not, why the hell not?
Gibson testified that Banks raped her on the Poly campus. Banks said the encounter was consensual.

Rather than face a prison term of from 41 years to life, Banks accepted a plea deal that [led to his spending 5 years in prison].

Gibson sued the Long Beach Unified School District, claiming the Poly campus was not a safe environment, and won a $1.5-million settlement.

Nearly a decade later, Gibson contacted Banks on Facebook, met with him and admitted that she had fabricated the story.
Third, look at comment #35: will the attorney face sanctions?

She should be prosecuted if at all possible, the attorney should be prosecuted(if possible) and disbarred forever.

'No spiking the ball' my ass

Those documents, recently obtained by Judicial Watch, reveal that the Obama administration not only spiked the football and did an end-zone dance after the Navy SEALs dispatched bin Laden from his Club Pakistan abode, but was also willing to expose to the other side our playbook and the name of a SEAL commander.

“These documents, which took nine months and a federal lawsuit to disgorge from the Obama administration, show that politically connected filmmakers were given extraordinary and secret access to bin Laden raid information, including the identity of a SEAL Team 6 leader,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Hey, but they're 'fighting for him', so I guess he figures he can do and say any damn thing he wants about them. Including blowing someones' cover.

"Language, gentlemen!"

"Er, on second thought..."

Story here

It's hard to describe how I'm coming to loathe as well as despise (updated)

this man.
Vice President Biden will deliver remarks to families of fallen military service personnel in Arlington, Va. President Obama has no public appearances.

I know, you have a tough job. You need the rest. So you're sending the Second Team to cover for you at Arlington, so that you can properly enjoy Memorial Day with brats, beer, and maybe some hoops. Take a nap, yanno, enjoy the day off.

Like the troops at Arlington who are taking dirt naps. "For you," if I recall correctly.

Update: now we're hearing this:
President Obama will become the third president to salute the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, bringing his reelection year effort to woo vets to the “Wall” on Memorial Day, May 28.
So; what was with the 'President Obama has no public appearances' story?
I admit, I despise this man so much that the 'reelection year effort' makes me wish he'd just stayed away.

Can you say 'threats and intimidation from the EPA?'

I knew you could.
On Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at about 1:45PM two Special Agents from the EPA and an armed police officer who stood 6’6” tall visited our house in Asheville, NC. Their visit was a total surprise as we had not received any communications requesting an appointment. The agents presented very official looking badges and asked if we could sit and chat awhile. We moved to the back porch and took our seats with the exception of the armed officer who stood by the door to the house the entire time.
At this point Agent Woods reach into a file and from it he pulled out a copy of my email to Dr. Gray. He handed it to me and I asked what was there about the content that justified their driving across the state of NC to visit me with no prior warning. The other agent then stated that my choice of words in the email could be interpreted in many ways. At that point I asked them to be specific as they were wasting my time. I stated that I pay for agents’ salaries and that of the police officer and they have bigger fish to fry. Special Agent Woods then asked if I had ever been arrested – the answer was a swift no. I then asked for a copy of the email they presented and they said that was impossible as the investigation was not yet complete.

Keller asked the agents for business cards that they had previously promised him and they were miraculously out of business cards. The two agents, who had driven four hours from Raleigh, North Carolina for this encounter with Mr. Keller, left via the back staircase as quickly as they had appeared without supplying Larry Keller with their contact information. He also states that the agents had parked blocking his driveway and that the local police officer had parked in his neighbor’s driveway.
I wonder if there've been other cases, or if for some reason they decided Keller was the subject for teaching people not to attempt contact they don't like?

Amazon decided to suck up to the communists and unions(on the leadership level, is there any real difference anymore?)

Ah, the wonders of cities controlled by the Evil Party for generations:
Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights.
“You have to identify those neighborhoods where you want to concentrate your population,” said Chris Brown, Detroit’s chief operating officer. “We’re not going to light distressed areas like we light other areas.”
'nudge them into a smaller living space'... 'concentrate your population'... 'not going to light distressed areas'... I think I read things like this in fiction before, it didn't end well.

Ok, Mayor Dyer, do you REALLY need to keep spending taxpayer money to fund a MAIG 'official'? Really?

And I must now go out and buy a bottle of dog shampoo. The Security Staff, one of them, killed a bird the other day and didn't eat it. It was getting rather ripe and drawing flies, so of course they had to roll on it. So now they stink and draw flies. This is gonna be fun.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

You'd expect more?

The Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden … was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason …
A tribal court found 89-year-old Shakil Afridi guilty of acting against the state, fined him … and sent him to Central Prison in Peshawar.

President Barack Obama, who has been criticized for taking too much credit for bin Laden’s death, has so far remained silent on the verdict.
We SHOULD expect more, but...

BATFEIEIO says "It was an error, it won't happen again." Considering the past, I'd be tempted to add "until it does."

Anymore, after all the crap that's been pulled due to 'drug residue', any politician who tries to push something like this needs to be fired. Soon as possible.

And, borrowed from Sipsey Street for those who can't go there, more on why Holder hasn't been charged as yet. Short version: Stupid Party cowards and political opportunists.
Lapdog AP reporter Jordy Yager writes: Rep. Issa might not have the votes to push forward Holder contempt charge>
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) might not have the votes in his own committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
A number of Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are wary of moving forward with Issa’s proposed measure, putting the powerful chairman in an awkward position as he attempts to build support for the move. . .
Two of the committee’s 23 Republicans have declined to support the measure at this point, while five other GOP panel members did not respond to repeated requests for comment over the last two weeks.
When compared with the 16 Republicans on the committee who have actively been speaking in favor of the measure, the silence, lack of outspoken support and desire by these eight GOP caucus members to avoid the issue could be a problem for Issa.
Republican leadership has been hesitant and reluctant to voice its support for Issa’s move, possibly owing to the chairman’s inability to guarantee the measure’s passage in his own committee. . .
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) plans to hold off making a decision on whether he will support the measure until Issa puts forward a final version of the resolution and formally introduces it, his office told The Hill. Rep. Frank Guinta’s (R-N.H.) office said the lawmaker declined to comment on whether he supports Issa’s measure.
Reps. Todd Platts (R-Pa.), Mike Turner (R-Ohio), Connie Mack (R-Fla.), Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) have not responded to repeated requests for comment over the past two weeks.
Main Justice's version.
I received this little bit of news this morning while I was in the ER yet again. I made some calls from there. What I learned made me livid. One source I trust implicitly says that the story is correct.
"They (the GOP leadership) don't think that they will suffer for failure to follow through. They're scared of Holder's race card. . . they're scared of Trayvon. They think if they let Issa fail, that it will only be a story in the blogosphere for a day . . . that they can weather it. . . . They exert pressure behind the scenes on those weak-kneed bastards (GOP congressmen), promise them shit and when the vote happens it will only look like Issa's case was weak. . . It will be his fault, not theirs."
Another source close to the committee claims that the entire story is disinformation planted by the White House "to get the GOP fighting each other and blame Boehner for it." I explained to several people I talked to just how this story would play on the street among people who are already upset at the glacially slow pace.
"Don't they understand that this is the final crisis of their own legitimacy?" I fairly screamed into the phone at one. "Don't they understand how poorly some are going to react?" I added, "You know there's a whole lot of folks who have lost all faith in the system, people who don't listen to me about restraint and letting the system work. Doesn't Boehner understand that this is his last f--king chance to prove his oath means anything to him before people start acting on that? Does he really think this will have no consequences for him?"
I sent word that I wanted to hear from someone at the Committee directly, to give them the opportunity to convince me that despite the evidence this really was disinformation. It is evening. I haven't heard a word.
I promised this to one source and told him to spread it around: "If I have to put my sorry, cancer ridden, half-dead ass on the line and break the sedition laws of the United States by calling for targeted civil disobedience, vandalism and monkey wrenching on these GOP traitors to their oaths, then I will do it. . . What have I got to lose? If Boehner wishes us to believe that he is NOT dragging his feet then let him issue a press release tomorrow denying the AP story." I pointed out that I have a certain history of pushing the sedition laws and that the press -- who they seem entirely eager to avoid -- could not fail to cover the first broken window, or the second or third. Rachel Madcow would be all over the story. Let them contemplate that and its effect on the Romney campaign.
The sources defending Boehner who claim disinformation begged for me to wait until the Tuesday after Memorial Day when Holder's deadline is up. In the meantime, anybody who lives in the congressional districts of these weak sisters that Boehner seems to pressuring needs to get hold of them by email, fax, phone or shouting in his face and tell them what you think of their being Obama's patsies.
I am sending this out on my own email list. I urge all of you to do the same. This is the final crisis of the search for justice in the Gunwalker scandal. If they get away with this, we have lost. I will have more as events unfold.

Say it, Mr. Williamson!

In Asia, Singapore and Indonesia are very successful, and largely westernized (vs Malaysia and the Philippines nearby). China, Japan and India have all adopted elements of Western culture, and benefited thereby. And China, of course, has had a very successful culture and one of the largest economies on the planet for 3000 years, because they're white males.

Wait, what?

Japan is the third largest economy on the planet, and has accomplished this since WWII, because they're white males.

Wait, what?

Seriously, this whole, "White males are holding us down" bullshit is tiresome, folks. Even in response, you'll hear apologists saying, "Well, you personally as a white male may not be an oppressor, yadda yadda, but as a group…"

Really. Are some of your best friends black, too? Or Jewish? Sidebar: Have you noticed how many scientists and doctors are Jewish? This must be due to the privilege and advantages Jews have been accorded throughout history.

Wait, what?
When something works, you adopt it, or you get displaced. This has nothing to do with being white --the very white French never adopted the very white Welsh longbow that the very white English did adopt. As a result, the English spent a century and more kicking French ass in the 100 Years War. Which language is more prevalent now? HINT: The one spoken by white males.

Oh, wait. It's the language spoken by SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, as at least a second language.

If you act like a ghetto punk, people will treat you like one. People like, say, black cops. Who have adopted success culture.
Definitely read it all.

The moment you've all been waiting for: the Ammo Test! (update: link added)

Warning: photos of non-photogenic blogger ahead

Yesterday, made it to the range to try out the ammo provided by Ammo For Sale. Took a few days to find a time when a friend was available to handle the camera; and(of course) the wind was sweeping down the plain something terrible when we got there. However, we endeavored to persevere, and here’s the result.

Ammo provided, all in .45acp:
Winchester PDX1 230-grain, 920fps
Hornady XTP +P 230-grain, 950fps
Speer Gold Dot 230-grain Short Barrel*, 890fps
Remington Golden Saber 185-grain, 1015fps
Magtech Guardian Gold 185-grain +P, 1148fps (all velocities listed as at muzzle**)

Here they are lined up in the order above, Winchester on the left
(Update: AfS has a 'Best ammo for the 1911' page up, wanted to add that as well as their main page)
Primary test gun was a Kimber Custom II, full-size 1911. Friend also brought two, a Rock Island GI model and one he built using a Essex frame and Israeli slide. Procedure was: five shots from a rest, then a full magazine offhand slow-fire, both through the Kimber, both at ten yards. Friend tried five of the Winchester in his build, five Hornady in the Rock Island(just to try a few in another pistol). The rest were fired through the Kimber at ten feet: two-handed fast pairs, one-handed pairs, and some while moving back from the target.

Your blogger in the seated position
And the results
I was trying to fire between gusts, not always successfully. For accuracy not much to choose between them. Winchester upper left, Hornady lower left, Speer center, Remington upper right, Magtech lower right

The offhand position

And the results,





I somehow managed the feat of shooting about as well offhand as I did from the rest, apparently timing the gusts better. Except for that low-left on the Winchester, a gust hit just as the trigger broke

The rest went into this target in pairs as described above
Yes, it was stapled on top of some old targets; no, I'm not putting Robb or anyone else to heavy competition anytime soon.

For accuracy, any of these would do nicely; a better shot than I, or with a machine rest, could determine one gave ½” better groups at 25 yards, but then you’re in the ‘This round shoots better in this pistol’ territory. And outside what's required for a "Oh God he's got a knife!" situation.

The Hornady and Magtech +P loads both gave noticeably sharper recoil and muzzle blast, the Magtech most of all. Nothing uncontrollable, just the difference was there.

All of it fed, fired and ejected flawlessly in all pistols. If there’s any reliability problem with any of them, it didn’t show in these boxes.

If I were forced to choose one to be my carry ammo, I’d have a hard time choosing from this test; all slid through the pistols, all went where aimed. And most current-production hollowpoints are pretty reliable in penetration and expansion(and I'm not getting into that argument: no ballistics gel and not enough jugs yet for the water tests I've already got lined up).

That's my First Official Blogger Ammo Test. And thanks again to Ammo for Sale for providing the ammunition for it.

*I checked the Speer site and didn't find the 'Short Barrel' ammo specifically listed, this is what's shown for the 230-grain Gold Dot. I did find this on the bullets; appears the big difference is in the bullet construction.
**Yes, I thought of taking the Chrony to check velocities; way it was blowing I'd have had to stake the tripod down, and it still would've been wavering in the gusts, so it stayed home.

Friend putting five Winchester through his build
and this one just because it's my first picture with a case headed for the photographer

Hmmm, while looking up the muzzle velocity for the Speer I found that they make a Gold Dot Rifle Personal Protection round in .30 Carbine; that might be a real interesting round for home defense

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Somehow, it figures this would be in the PROM

So the Tewksbury Police Department is either made up of or controlled by some miserable little "I can steal your property under color of law" excuses for lawmen; if they had any sense of honor or shame, they'd sink into the muck from the horror of what they're doing.

As to the feds involved, "Honor? Shame? What are those things?"

The ammo test is done,

I've got some pictures to edit and then write it up, so probably tomorrow for that. In the meantime
It turns out that Horan is right to worry. In fact, Apple’s iPhone Software License Agreement spells this out: “When you use Siri or Dictation, the things you say will be recorded and sent to Apple in order to convert what you say into text,” Apple says. Siri collects a bunch of other information — names of people from your address book and other unspecified user data, all to help Siri do a better job.

How long does Apple store all of this stuff, and who gets a look at it? Well, the company doesn’t actually say. Again, from the user agreement: “By using Siri or Dictation, you agree and consent to Apple’s and its subsidiaries’ and agents’ transmission, collection, maintenance, processing, and use of this information, including your voice input and User Data, to provide and improve Siri, Dictation, and other Apple products and services.”

I am so bloody sick of hearing the Kennedy name in general, and especially so when connected(as it usually seems to be) to crap like this.
And Cheryl Hines is a pretty sorry bitch, isn't she?

We're back to "What cartridge for drones?"

Speaking of governments that need slapping down,
The European Union is now moving to create a mandatory electronic ID system for all EU citizens that would be implemented across Europe to standardize business both online and in person, authenticating users via a common ‘electronic signature.’ A single authenticating ID would guard access to the Internet, online data and most commerce. It is nothing short of an attempt to phase in a Mark of the Beast system, and a prominent Bilderberg attendee is behind the scheme.

Also, anybody who tries to barcode and chip people at birth should be shot. I wonder if she's considered the ways that could be used by governments to, ah, 'deal with' troublesome people?

Enough of this, I've got brass to throw in the tumbler.

Cougar(real four-legged one) comes into town

and winds up getting killed. Pretty straightforward, but check out some of the language:
...had to be euthanized...
...officers had no choice but to deploy their firearms...
I realize it's Californicated, but damn.

So I’m declaring this Friday, May 25th as Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

I do think the man has ticked some people off.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I can't find the story, but KTOK just reported on a Only Ones Updated and corrected

story; some legislator tried to stick a rider on a bill that would allow legislators to carry in the Capital; not the peasants, of course, they can't be trusted.

If I can find the actual article, I'll add it to this
Update: I misheard the broadcast earlier, just found this:
Oklahoma's attorney general and assistant attorneys general would be able to carry firearms virtually anywhere in the state under a bill approved in the House.

The House voted 82-11 on Tuesday for the bill that authorizes those state officers to carry anywhere in the state, except while off-duty on private property where the owner prohibits it.
I have a couple of 'Bullcrap!' thoughts, but the basic is covered here:
Rep. John Bennett of Sallisaw says he believes lawmakers should also be allowed to carry firearms anywhere in the state. But Martin opposed that suggestion of giving legislators "unjustified privileges" that average citizens don't enjoy.
Damn straight.

Other stuff I missed a few days back:

The governor and other state officials would be prohibited from banning or confiscating firearms during a state of emergency under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

Since he made such efforts to protect this racist

from prosecution for voter intimidation, I'd have to say Eric Holder has some responsibility in this crap.

These idiots really want a race war, don't they?

The Rules Are Changing for Talking about Race
Racism and the PC Inquisition

And this

Monday, May 21, 2012

First I'd heard of this mess, that I can recall

Take a look.

Gawker really is a bunch of tools,

aren't they?
In an article 'Stand Your Ground’: Ladies, You Have No Ground to Stand on where he compares the case of George Zimmerman to Marissa Alexander, an African American woman who has become something of a cause célèbre on the left, Seko says:
The two cases beg for comparison. Martin, an African American teen, was chased, beaten and shot by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman named George Zimmerman.
Trayvon was beaten by Zimmerman? This is a bizarre fable to start spinning given the new evidence that Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and black eyes while Trayvon suffered a laceration on his knuckle and the new description by a witness that Martin attacked Zimmerman "MMA style." Is Gawker suggesting that Zimmerman is an expert in some bizarre martial arts discipline that involves laying on the ground while your opponent straddles you and then repeatedly beating them in the fists with your eyes?

Gawker is desperate to neuter Zimmerman's self-defense claim by turning him into the attacker.

There's more from this dirtbag calling himself Mobutu Sese Seko; read it all.

If some group you don't know asks for money to fight Boxer & Co.,

better check them out before donating anything

This kind of attitude is behind a lot of our problems

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a sitting vice president,”... sounds an awful lot like "Even a dog may look upon a king", which is a bullshit attitude for a republic.

He's a friggin' public employee, not someone of noble blood, 'seeing' him shouldn't be a big deal. We've given too much "This is SENATOR Foghorn" or "REPRESENTATIVE Kickback"; it ought to be "This is Mr. Foghorn, who's our Senator," something like that. Stop treating these politicians as if they're more than they actually are.

Can't remember where I first heard this line, actually a tv show years back, which I modified slightly: "Politicians are your employees. All too often incompetent or corrupt, but still your employees; and if you don't like how they work, you vote and you FIRE THEM."

On that trip the other day,

after fueling up, works out to 290 miles, just under six gallons, 50mpg. Considering the bloody awful winds I fought on the way out and about half the way back, that's great.

Also, a recommended book for riders: Total Control. I'm about 2/3 through it, and it's good; some new ideas, some tweaks to things I've been doing, and explanations of a couple of things I'd noticed that'll help me refine those things. His cornering technique is broken down to ten steps, and they work. Enough so that I'll emphasize 'try this out in places with room', because you can find yourself turning a lot faster than before, and you don't want to run out of space on the inside.

So, is your city government using your money to pay MAIG

Back in March, while researching the repeal of some anti-gun ordinances, I stumbled across an Orlando City Council agenda item that grabbed my attention. It was, on its surface, just a mundane action item for the annual contract renewal of a city employee. But this city employee’s job title was, well, unique…

“Approving Employment Contract for the Grant-Funded Position of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Regional Coordinator.” City of Orlando Website
Once I put these facts all together, I went in to my closet and put on my wookie suit. Then I took the red pill, locked and loaded, and dove in to the rabbit hole trying to see how far it goes. On Friday I came screaming out of the other end flying at mach 3, pissed off, pissed on, and with my wookie suit in flames.

The tinfoil hat wearing, “the government is in bed with the gun-haters and using my tax dollars to take away my guns”, conspiracy theorists were right. These gun ban lobbyists are being paid with tax money and are operating in government positions all over the country to do the work of the anti-gun groups.

The Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Brady Campaign’s operatives’ work to further gun control is financed on the public dime.
So, Linda S. Vaughn is paid a salary of at least $60,000 per year by the City of Orlando using grant funds provided by the Chicago based Joyce Foundation in collusion with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She also receives city medical, dental and leave accrual benefits at taxpayer expense. Her authorized pay range tops out at $228,113.60 for this job annually.

Sounds good to me

We should posit one simple rule about intervening in the Middle East from now on. Please some honesty: we intervene for strategic advantage (no apologies for that), not humanitarianism. If those who advocate taking out Assad claim that it is to stop the bloodshed, then they must explain why there—and not where far more are slaughtered in Africa.

Again, state the proposed mission, debate the need and envisioned cost, articulate the strategic outcome, and then obtain it with overwhelming force—or otherwise forget it.

To those who don't get it:

Seems Israel-hating leftists don't like being politely asked

to actually debate. To be fair, maybe having that tape over their mouths caused their brain to be oxygen-short enough that they were unable to speak, but still.

I don't doubt there are female troops who can hack the Ranger course; my concern is that the politicians in uniform will allow some who can't to go, and see they get passed through, so the numbers will look good.

Doesn't really surprise me, supporting the disgusting is what these people do:
But what's especially interesting is how much support Kimberlin had on the hard-left progressive community. Robert Stacy McCain's been reporting on that angle: "Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Received $70,000 From Tides Foundation, $10,000 From Streisand, $20,000 from John Kerry’s Wife," and "Who Warned Us About Brett Kimberlin?"

Robert writes, for example:
The disclosure of Kimberlin’s funding from prestigious liberals matters, because of this convicted criminal’s apparently close connections to other key figures in the progressive online community, not only his business partnership with Brad Friedman, but also his claims to be an “associate” of Democrat political consultant Neal Rauhauser.

Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban. How about a different headline: Citizens Seek To Tar & Feather Numerous Politicians?

On Holder trying to claim he doesn't have to comply with the subpoena because of Executive Privilege; short version: Bullshit.

The Brian A. Terry Memorial Act: inconvenient for the Gunwalker administration, so
Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller reports this on the signing:
On Tuesday, when Obama signed the bill into law, he did not hold a public signing ceremony with Terry’s family. The announcement that Obama had signed the memorial act into law was stuffed in the middle of a White House press release packed with other announcements not relevant to Terry.

The press release contained no quote from Obama or from White House press secretary Jay Carney about Terry.

Not only was this bill a non-event for the White House but US Customs and Border Protection did not even see fit to release a statement on the naming of the Border Patrol Station after one of their own who was killed in the line of duty.

Both the actions of the White House and Customs and Border Protection are reprehensible. It smacks of the former Soviet Union where inconvenient people - like evidently the late Brian Terry is to the Obama Administration - would become non-people or invisible. The Soviets did this to the dissidents, the Jews, and anyone who deviated from the party line.

On that subject, no, a lot of them DON'T want to actually vote on these things.

Damn these sorry 'law enforcers' and damn the politicians

who let them get away with this.
Stephen Downing, a retired narcotics cop who served as assistant police chief in Los Angeles, says it isn't surprising that a drug dog would alert to a pile of cash, since it usually has traces of drugs.

"I'd call these cases direct theft. They're hijackings," says Downing, who is now a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, an organization of former police and prosecutors who advocate ending the drug war.

Downing says he recently consulted a medical marijuana activist in California who was told to bring his bail money in cash, despite the fact that state law allows payment with a cashier's check, a registered check or a credit card. "It makes me wonder if this seizing of bail is a new idea getting shopped around in law enforcement circles."

Of course it is, and it's nothing more than theft under color of law. And thanks to a bunch of politicians more afraid of being called 'soft on crime' than they give a damn about justice, they get away with it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Why would anyone want to carry a gun

in a restaurant?"

Do you have this level of professional educator

in your kids' district?
The still unidentified teacher read the student her rules…her Obama rules.

“Not about him, you won’t!”

The back and forth continued and the most strident of the two students reminded his teacher that President Bush was constantly treated to negative statements about him while he was in office:

“Whenever Bush was president, everybody talked sh-t about him.”

To which the teacher responded:

“Because he was sh-tty.”

The social studies educator went on for a full minute with more ranting, saying that people were arrested for saying derogatory things about President Bush. The student correctly reminded the teacher that opinions are protected, but you cannot be arrested unless you threaten the president.
A while back Tam noted that every LEO in the country had better realize that when they're on duty, whatever they do, there's liable to be a camera on them. Looks like teachers are going to have to consider the same thing.

One incident, you can argue about(sometimes);

two, you'd seem to have a pattern; but Officer Jerad Wheeler seems to have gone all the way over to 'arrogant, dirtbag excuse for a lawman'. Kick a pregnant woman in the belly, and before that
This isn't the first time Wheeler has acted questionably. In 2011, he was accused of manhandling a 53-year old woman, twisting her arm behind her back and shoving her face down into a patrol car. She says she was only trying to check on her grandchildren who had just got in a car wreck with their mother. This past January, Wheeler was accused of showing up to the wrong address when called, and then shooting that family's dog.
Sounds like Dekalb County may need to review how they handle complaints. And may have some screening and training problems.

So when you're a major media type and you lie

by editing, it's a 'misleading edit'; want to bet that if a blogger did something like that to a left-wing figure it'd be called a lie? Long excerpt:
Luciano last reported for NBC News March 31. Until that point, she had been reporting mainly on the Trayvon Martin story. Sources tell TVNewser Luciano’s dismissal came after an investigation which also led to the firing of a seasoned NBC News producer over a similar, misleading edit. In a story for the “Today” show on March 20, Luciano used part of the 911 call in which an entire phrase (italicized below) was taken from a later part of the conversation:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Zimmerman: Yeah.
Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.
A week later, on March 27, another correspondent, Ron Allen used similar audio from that 911 call in his story, leaving out the dispatcher’s follow-up question.
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
As we’ve reported, here’s how the conversation actually happened:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he white, black, or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.

These people did not 'misleadingly edit', they flat-out lied; they falsified the information so people would hear what they WANTED them to hear. Three guesses why.

Too bad they can't be held liable for every bit of trouble they've caused with this garbage, and every sorry excuse for a reporter involved should be fired.