Saturday, June 02, 2012

Well, from a President & Co. who ARE socialist,

it makes sense:
According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no.

Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being “political” is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.

Meanwhile, one of the recipients of the Medal was Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. So socialist politics are acceptable, but not the politics of a man who stood up and fought socialism.

My, aren't they a wonderful bunch of people?

Yeah, besides the "Scare people for daring to contact a .gov flunky", why the hell DOES the EPA have a SWAT team?

Speaking of SWAT, one of the things very troubling about the SWATting crap: since when is a assault team sent out ON THE BASIS OF A PHONE CALL? The whole idea, originally, was 'barricaded suspects, hostage situations, possibly actual high-risk warrant service'; now they're sent out with no confirmation there's an actual problem because "We got a phone call"?
I repeat: someone gets killed there's going to be some very serious questions- hell, they should be asked NOW- on "Just why did you send this team out when all you had was a phone call?"

Remember all the "If you want to handle assault weapons, join the military" crap politicians like John Effing Kerry like to throw out? A slightly different version that actually makes sense for law enforcement, especially like the 'Constitutional bullshit' commander in the DC police:
Uh oh. There’s that word. Tactical. The SWAT team that night had “tactical operators” who were “operating tactically,” and it all needed an overall review of the “tactical operations.” The tactical operators were likely wearing Tru-Spec tactical pants, carrying drop holsters and body armor, and thought they were going to engage in room clearing operations just like they think they have seen on television coverage of Iraq.

With a son who actually did room clearing operations in Fallujah, Iraq, with the 2/6 Marines, I can supply a perspective concerning these kinds of “tactical operations.” Actually, it is his own perspective. So, you want to be an operator? Good. Sign up, take the training, fly across the pond, and do it for real. If you are a police officer in the U.S., you should first and foremost see yourself as a peace officer.
As opposed to a trigger-happy oath-breaking jerk in a ninja suit.

Something actually good in the news, possibly restoring leg function in people with spinal injuries.Link

Please crawl back into whatever fascist hole you crawled out of. I’m absolutely serious about this. You are a fascist. Stop telling people how to live their lives. It is absolutely none of your fucking business whether other people like sugary drinks.
"oooh, but it affects our HEALTH CARE SYSTEM! so it's my business!" Etc. I refer the fascist to that quote in my sidebar:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.

Friday, June 01, 2012

There's so much 'Win' in this...

Indian women turn to firearms against threat of violence
Among the goodies,
There are estimated to be 40m guns in India, the second highest number in the world after the US. Licences are hard to obtain and most are illegal weapons, many manufactured in backstreet workshops. Ownership levels per capita remain low – three guns for every 100 people in India – but there is strong anecdotal evidence that middle-class interest in firearms is rising fast.
and a little later on
General violence levels in India are actually down and homicides using guns have dropped dramatically over the past decade, but levels of reported sexual crimes have increased significantly.
Hmmm... more interest by honest citizens in firearms, especially among women for self-defense, and yet we read that; it's almost like honest citizens with guns- even ones they may have illegally for SD- don't commit crimes, isn't it?

And at the end:
Gang rapes in the capital, New Delhi, are commonplace. One recent news magazine's investigation revealed widespread misogyny among the city's senior police officers, many of whom said the crimes were the fault of the victims.

"There are so many incidents, especially in Delhi. Women who are working or who are travelling should definitely have a gun," said Sidhu. She explained that changing lifestyles were making women more vulnerable, particularly single women working or coming home late at night. "Why should I be dependent on someone else, even my husband or the police, for my own safety? I should be independent," she said. "Imagine all the problems and mishaps which could be avoided if women could defend themselves properly. The females have to be self-armed and protected and should send out a strong message that we are not taking this anymore."
Welcome to the club, Doc.

Why "People have a right to know who has a permit" is bullcrap

As a sexual assault victim, I would like to express my deep gratitude for the recent signing into law of House Bill 4045, the bill protecting the privacy of concealed handgun license holders in Oregon. Many crime victims cannot come forward to tell why this law is so important, and I've made the conscious decision to speak out to help protect others who cannot, just as I did when I agreed to testify, to help convict my perpetrator so he could not harm others as he had me.
Bravo, Miss Lucas, for speaking out

Booby-trapped flashlights in the Phoenix area.

Remember that idiot Moriarty in Texas, jailed a girl for 'truancy'? Apparently having lots of people know what a moron he is had an effect.
In a comment someone wrote about the reversal ...he did not want to look stupid. Guy, that train left the station a LONG time ago.

A bit of a rundown on the racial bullcrap our noble gun-smuggling AG is throwing around.

At least publicly, the Mexicans are pretending

Fast & Furious was 'botched'; and the Democrats are still lying about the numbers of guns. Anyone want to bet this crap shows up in "This is why the UN treaty is needed" speeches?

Know people who still insist the Bush tax cuts were 'only for the rich'; they won't like the results if they're dropped. And they'll blame Bush for the problems.

Why might the Poles be so upset about that idiotic comment? Besides having been betrayed by socialists/communists in the past, and the "No missile defense for you after all because it upsets the Russians" and such.
And I suspect the reason guys like this aren't much better known is they didn't like their communist 'saviors'; and wound up being murdered by them.

And Caleb likes the kilt.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The current wonder of the Arab Spring: Updated on Nanny

According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will "achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya," the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute.
So this one is at least honest: he says openly it was a conquest of Egypt, and they're doing it again. I wonder when they'll reinstate slavery for non-believers?

Among our home-grown dirtbags, we have the latest from Nanny Bloomberg: he controls how big a drink you can buy if it contains sugar:
Think about it: This is a man who thinks he can tell you what size container you may place sugar water into. That's nuts. That's completely, flat-out, Howard Hughes-meets-Kim Jong Il bugnuts crazy. Are you all going to just sit there and go "Derrr... hokay, boss!" while the rest of us snicker behind our hands at you and tell jokes about pre-ban soft drink cups, or are you going to toss this jackhole in the East River?
Well, it being New York Effing City, they'll sit there a bitch about the guy who had his minions change the law so he could rule again, and tells them what to eat and how to cook it while he feasts on the stuff he says they shouldn't have.
Update: ran across this quote:
“We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.”
Translation: "I'm forcing you to drink out of the cup I choose, but I'm sick of catching hell for being a nanny so I'm not going to admit it. Now shut up and do what you're told."

On Gunwalker, another borrow from Sipsey Street:
Meet The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Executive Committee. This gaggle of collectivists has been mobilized in support of Holder and as described below, has sent a letter to Boehner to reinforce the Travyon Martin argument for doing nothing.
Here is the headline and link: Organizations urge Boehner not to vote contempt against AG.
Here is the article:
With the threat of a contempt charge hanging over Attorney General Eric Holder, 14 civil rights, labor, and liberal activist groups Tuesday urged Speaker of the House John Boehner not to proceed to a contempt vote.
The organizations which are closely allied with the Obama administration charged that to hold the attorney general in contempt for failing to turn over demanded documents on the "fast and furious" investigation "seems to be a rush to judgment intended to create a stain on the office of the attorney general."
The two-page letter, written by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights repeats the claims made by the Justice Department in refusing to provide sensitive internal law enforcement documents. The organizations said Holder has already turned over the disputed documents to the inspector general for his ongoing investigation into the flawed gun-smuggling operation. "They reportedly include law enforcement information, grand jury transcripts, and other information that would compromise ongoing investigations and prosecutions," the letter said.
House Republicans have repeatedly threatened to vote a contempt citation against Holder for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued last October.
The Justice Department has acknowledged the operation was flawed and the ATF should not have allowed illegally purchased weapons to "walk" across the Mexican border to drug cartels.
No date has been set for the committee to vote on a contempt charge, which would need to precede a vote by the full House.
House Republican leaders had no immediate comment on the letter sent to Boehner.
Although they seem to have released this letter to CNN, they have not yet posted it on their website. Obviously, however, the White House is pulling out all the stops for the "no justice, no peace" mantra. Or, put otherwise, "leave our black brother Eric alone or there will be riots."
Where are the countervailing voices?
Well, if they're like Boehner they're either such suckass politicians they don't want to actually DO anything, or they're possibly being blackmailed. Either one would explain a lot.
Also, as to the media trying everything they can to avoid talking about Gunwalker, it works. And they'll keep trying to shove it completely down the memory hole.

Some action to see to it that if Obama plays along with the UN 'Let's ban guns from the peasants' treaty, there'll be problems:
WASHINGTON (DC) – Congressman Ben Quayle today proposed the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012 in order to protect American gun owners from potential regulation from the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The Arms Trade Treaty is to be finalized by the UN this year, and could potentially contain a number of provisions which directly conflict with the constitutional rights of American citizens. This bill blocks funding to negotiate, or implement this treaty.

“The second amendment is an individual constitutional right and we must never allow that right to be trampled on by an international treaty” Quayle said. “This UN treaty is a direct threat to American sovereignty and the constitutional rights of all Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today successfully added an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill to block funding to advocate for or agree to any provision of a United Nations (UN) small arms treaty that would restrict the Second Amendment rights of American citizens or further regulate U.S. firearms users or manufacturers. The amendment was adopted in committee by a vote of 30-20.

“The Bill of Rights are simply not subject to the authority of the United Nations or any other international body,” said Rehberg, a member of the Second Amendment Task Force with an A+ Rating from the National Rifle Association. “President Obama and his Senate allies have waged a proxy war on gun rights, appointing anti-gun Supreme Court justices and deferring to international laws. But the Second Amendment is crystal clear, and I’m going to do everything I can to protect law abiding gun owners from President Obama’s dangerous agenda.”

And last, for now, "4th Amendment? You expect us to worry about that?"

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lawdog recounts a couple of medical visits

he had recently, which reminded me of last year, 3rd of July to be precise. No ambulance ride, but…

You might recall that last year was real hot and dry. That afternoon I was trying to get some stuff I’d pruned and mowed(I think the second time that summer I’d had to cut the grass) chopped up and in the compost heap. Dumped what little there was in, then got the pitchfork to stir things up a bit. I’ll note that even with watering it every couple of days, it dried out so fast nothing was breaking down, just kind of packing, so couldn’t just push the fork in, oh no, had to drive it in.

The heap is a three-foot circle of plastic fencing with steel rods woven in to close the ends together and hold it upright(yes, you do know what’s coming). And on one of those drives, things shifted and I drove my right forearm onto the end of one of the rods.

Yeah, it hurt a bit, but I just thought it’d banged on the bone and torn the skin a bit. So I, having yanked back in reaction, gave it a quick look- not much blood- and finished what I was doing. Damn, it hurt! But, finish the job, and why am I getting woozy from a nasty scrape? Finished up and wobbled to the house, and the bathroom to wash it off. Where I discovered the reason it wasn’t bleeding externally was the blood was pooling under the skin. Crap. I still figured just a nasty scrape and some bruising, and the faint feeling that almost put me on my knees had passed while I was washing it, so I worked it a bit and out came the blood; not an alarming amount. Then dry it, and put some toilet paper on it to catch any drips while it dried. Then sat down with some tea and waited for it to ease off.

No, it didn’t.

I finally looked at the clock and realized
It’d been almost two hours,
It hurt worse than before, and had a nasty ache inside the forearm, and
I probably ought to get this looked at.
Daughter lives not too far away, so called her; now early evening:
“Hi, Papa.”
Are you busy?
“Just cooking dinner.”
Ok, can I ask a favor?
“Sure, what?”
When you’re done with dinner, can you give me a ride to the emergency room?
Barely-perceptible pause. “What happened?”
I got a piece of steel rod stuck in my arm.
“I’ll be right over.”
“No, finish dinner. It’s stopped bleeding, and I don’t need an ambulance, so-
And she was.

First time I’d been to an er in a long time, and this was a holiday weekend Saturday. Not that busy at Baptist when we got in, but since I wasn’t passing out or hemorrhaging all over, guess what priority I got? And then some actual accidents came in. So about an hour or so after we got there a nurse finally took me to a room to look at it. Just a little hole, but it had started bleeding again. Her answer to which was to put a pad over the bandaid I’d stuck on and then wrap it DAMNED TIGHT.
Can you say ‘painful’? VERY painful?
So I sat there sweating and a bit woozy while paperwork was filled out, and a correct emergency number was given(which involved “Crap, my phone’s in my right pocket and I can’t get my left hand there, can you get it out?” Thank Deity I was wearing loose shorts with big pockets). And then I got to sit in the damned waiting room again. For more than two hours, almost three.

At last, I was granted the privilege of having my ouchy looked at by an actual doctor, to whom I repeated the story, and it was decided
Yes, it had penetrated.
It might have damaged the bone.
Need an x-ray.
You had a tetanus shot two years ago? Ok. It was in the garden? A compost heap? I think we’ll start some antibiotics.
Which involved an IV, so now I’ve got my right forearm wrapped back up to absorb the blood that kept trickling out, my left immobilized by the IV, and I haven’t felt that worn and sweaty in a loooong time.

The x-ray tech came in with his machine and took a couple of pictures and then went away. Little later a nurse came in, “We’ll give you something for the pain now.”
What’re you using?
That may not work, didn’t after my knee surgery.
“Oh, this will take care of it,” and put it in the IV.
No, it didn’t. I don’t seem to react to morphine, at least not in those doses. No fuzzy, no sleepy and no pain relief.

So I laid there for an hour or so, alone, and they finally brought daughter back and inquired as to how much better did I feel now?
None, actually.
“It still hurts?”
It does indeed.
“We’ll give you another dose.”
I repeated the knee-surgery tale, which was ignored; I don’t know if she didn’t believe me or thought I was fishing for something in particular, but they gave me the same dose again- ¼ grain, as I recall- which did the same amount of good.

Then she left, and a while after that a girl came in with what looked like a credit card reader. “Mr. Firehand?” I allowed I was. “Could you take care of your copay now?” Well, since my right arm is not in using condition and my left is kind of busy right now, no. “Oh.” Pause. “I’ll come back by later.”
Bleep bleep bleep.

The doc finally came back and decided I wasn’t going to bleed out, and gave me a prescription for oxycodone and an oral antibiotic, “See your doctor this next week” and so forth and kicked us out.

It now being about 0300, I told daughter not to worry about the prescription, I’d get it in the morning. She got me in the house, and after making me promise to call her in the morning to get the meds, went home. And bandages and whatnot notwithstanding I stripped down and took a cold shower, then got into bed(I’d had the presence of mind to turn the a/c on before leaving) and finally got to sleep.

In the morning, having slept a whole five hours, I decided not to wake daughter and drove myself to a drug store(it’s a manual tranny on the truck, but this time I had both legs working; remind me to tell you that story sometime), then went to IHOP and managed to eat left-handed.

Oh, the oxycodone worked just as well as the morphine; I tossed the stuff.

My followup with my doctor was pretty straightforward, except for my leg. See, I’d done something nasty to my left leg(another story) and had a bruise from the bottom of my ass to the back of my knee, and the nurse and doc both went “Yeah yeah, puncture to the arm; what happened to your leg?” so I had to go through that before they decided my semi-impaled arm needed some attention.

That was my 4th of July last year. Capstick once quoted a guy who got torn up by a hippo as saying, of the initial injury, “Unfortunately it’s a small scar, and hardly worth showing.” That’s what I had: a ‘v’-shaped scar maybe ¼” long. Took about two weeks before it really stopped hurting, though.

On the weather last night,

golfball-size hail sounds like someone whacking the door with a hammer.

What is this thing the gun bigots have with lists?

They're desperate to have legal power to put us on a list; if not by making us get a license, or register our firearms, then
There is no national database on who has the weapons, something Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, thinks needs to change.
they BADLY want a list of people with CCW permits. I really don't know if it's general "We want a handle on you" or if it's their socialist "The serfsmasses must be controlled and this is a start" showing through.

Which goes right along with the tyrant wannabes pushing the current "This will get the US under our thumb" treaty.
Predictably, the UN negotiations have attracted the attention of gun rights organizations. And that in turn has got some folks on Capitol Hill engaged. For the most part, the fears articulated by these voices are untethered from the actual substance of the negotiations, which will not include domestic arms productions and transfer. …

At the New York roundtable, I had an exchange with Jeff Abramson, who coordinates the civil society effort on the issue. While insisting that NGOs would not support a deeply flawed treaty, he argued that even an imperfect document may change international norms and facilitate domestic steps against dangerous arms transfers.
And since they think ALL transfers between private citizens, or a store and a private citizen, are 'dangerous'...

A statist govvie type afraid of proles with guns?

Feature, not a bug. From the comments here:
Apparently, the Chinese think that it's a human rights violation to murder somebody with a firearm, unless they're on their knees with their hands tied behind their back and you shoot them behind the ear, preferably while wearing a snappy uniform.

That is a good question.
LEGO produces toys for children. Therefore all LEGO products, regardless of age target, must be content-appropriate for this core audience. With this in mind we have decided that as cool as the Serenity model is, the Firefly TV show and Serenity film contain content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11.
Seriously. Explain to me exactly how the Firefly/Serenity ‘verse "contain[s] content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11", but a movie franchise that features face-melting Nazis and cannibals who kidnap, brainwash, and enslave children and then eventually rip out their hearts does not?

After the tax scandal broke two years ago, Kerry said he would immediately pay all sales and excise taxes to Massachusetts.

But when the Herald called the Nantucket tax collector’s office last week, there was no record of any bills or payments in Kerry’s name. A spokeswoman for Kerry said the senator’s accountant had tried repeatedly to get the tax bill from Nantucket, but couldn’t get a response.
That's interesting, the state's senior Senator couldn't get a response? Really?

Could Martin have been stoned on this stuff at the time of the attack? Would explain a lot.

And since those storms kept waking me up, I'm going to get something to drink and eat get out of the house for a bit.

'30% chance of rain overnight' my ass

It started again around 0400 and hasn't stopped since. As in some areas have flash-flood warnings out. I don't think a line of this crap continuously wending its way over counts as 'scattered', either.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nasty weather around

ranging from big hail to tornadoes. And rain and nasty winds. See you in the morning.

One thing: Pres. Obama really really needs to talk to whoever sets up his teleprompter; the Poles are kind of sensitive about things like that.

One thing needs to be added:

make it a federal crime to screw with someone legally transporting a firearm by air; it would be truly sweet to see the New York Port Authority and the prosecutors who like to arrest people because "We don't care about that federal law" actually up on charges.

But, at the least, this needs to be passed.

While we're on the subject of petty tyrants and dirtbags, there are some people in the DC Police Department who've proven they are unfit to wear a badge:
Suddenly a police commander jumped in the truck and demanded to know where Sgt. Corrigan put his house key. He refused.

“I’m not giving you the key. I’m not giving consent to enter my house,” Sgt. Corrigan recalled saying in an interview with me last week at D.C. Superior Court after the city dropped all 10 charges against him.

“Then the cop said to me, ‘I don’t have time to play this constitutional bullshit with you. We’re going to break your door in, and you’re going to have to pay for a new door.’”
Since Since Sgt. Corrigan refused to permit a search of his house, the police had to break down his door. The cops, however, didn’t bother to wait for a search warrant before doing so. “They were all keyed up because they had been there and ready to go all night,” surmised Sgt. Corrgian’s attorney Richard Gardiner.
Well, we know what the word of people in the DCPD is worth, don't we? After all, if that oath they swore means nothing, why would anything else? Like personal property and all that bullshit:
The dry after-action notes from the police following the operation give no clue to the property damage done to Sgt. Corrigan’s home. They tore apart the 900 square foot place.

Instead of unzipping luggage, the police used knives to cut through and destroy the bags. They dumped over the bookshelves, emptied closets, threw the clothes on the floor.

In the process, they knocked over the feeding mechanism for the tropical fish in the sergeant’s six-foot long aquarium. When he was finally released from jail two weeks later, all of his expensive pet fish were dead in the tank.

The guns were seized, along with the locked cases, leaving only broken latches behind. The ammunition, hidden under a sleeping bag in the utility closet, was taken. They broke Sgt. Corrigan’s eyeglasses and left them on the floor. The police turned on the electric stove and never turned it off and left without securing the broken door.
Maybe they hoped for a fire to destroy the evidence of what assholes they are?
When Ms. Sommons came back to her home the next day, she looked into Sgt. Corrigan’s apartment. “I was really upset because it was ransacked. It made me lose respect for the police officers involved,” she said, the stepdaughter of a correctional officer.

“Here was Matt, who spent a year fighting for our country in Iraq -- where these police would never set foot in -- and they treat him like trash off the street.”
Hey, he's not a DC cop, so to them he IS trash.

And, on a lesser degree of "You can't expect US to follow that law!", Robb notes the Tampa Mayor and city council wetting their pants. And trying desperately to claim they aren't.

For some reason there's a lot of RoP insanity out there

in the news. Like
Saudi Arabians are angry at a McDonald's toy which they say mocks their prophet Muhammad. According to a report appearing today (5/27/12) on the Arabic news website,, the McDonald's fast food restaurant "abused the Prophet Muhammad by placing his name at the base of a toy that is being distributed as part of the Happy Meal, a toy which steps on the name 'Muhammad.'"
Yeah, because McDonalds would deliberately set out to cause problems in a market. Sure.

Four women and two men have been sentenced to death in northern Pakistan for singing and dancing at a wedding, police said yesterday. Clerics issued a decree after a mobile phone video emerged of the six enjoying themselves in a remote village in the mountainous district of Kohistan, 176 kilometres (109 miles) north of the capital Islamabad.

Nutcases of a different persuasion:
"A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups is increasingly launching violent attacks on scientists. A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive on 7 May in Genoa. The same group sent a letter bomb to a Swiss pro-nuclear lobby group in 2011; attempted to bomb IBM's nanotechnology laboratory in Switzerland in 2010; and has ties with a group responsible for at least four bomb attacks on nanotechnology facilities in Mexico. Another branch of the group attacked railway signals in Bristol, UK, last week in an attempt to disrupt employees of nearby defense technology firms (no word on whether anyone noticed the difference between an anarchist attack and a normal Wednesday on the UK's railways). A report by Swiss intelligence says such loosely affiliated groups are increasingly working together."

Other nutty leftists here in the .gov, this one Obama wants running the NRC:
This book, which is endorsed by antinuclear activist Victor Gilinsky, makes the absurd argument that rather than risk unknown consequences 10,000 years in the future should geological conditions affecting remote underground desert repositories change, that high level nuclear waste should continue to be stored in cooling ponds adjacent to nuclear power plants located near heavily populated urban and suburban areas. Thus for Macfarlane, as for Jaczko, the clear goal is to not to make nuclear power as safe as possible — which is the purpose of the NRC — but to make it as unsafe as possible — which is the agenda of those seeking to shut down the nuclear industry.

Barney Frank: miserable dirtbag, now and forever:
Frank, who seemed to be looking for laughs from those in attendance, commented about academic and social justice crusader Hubie Jones’ honorary degree. The politician, who was clearly attempting to invoke the racial elements surrounding the Martin incident, said that Jones now has an academic hoodie that he can wear without anyone shooting at him.

Chris Hayes 'Uncomfortable' Calling Fallen Military 'Heroes' – Marines respond by protecting his right to menstruate.

On the Zimmerman/Martin case, Insty pointed to this; a critical bit:
Why Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the non-emergency number is a red herring. It doesn't matter if he profiled him or unfairly suspected him of criminal activity. It doesn't matter that he was a crime warrior. He didn't break the law. His neighborhood watch program, set up with the assistance of the police, instructed residents to report suspicious activity. That's what he did. He wasn't on watch that night, he had a concealed weapons permit, and it wasn't a crime to get out of his car to see where Trayvon had run off to, so he could tell the police when they got there.

All that matters legally is whether Trayvon Martin's physical attack on him caused him to reasonably fear serious bodily injury. Zimmerman's testimony, which is supported by proof of his injuries and witnesses observing the struggle, is that Martin broke his nose and banged his head against cement. He tried to get up and couldn't. Using an objective standard, a reasonable person in that situation would fear imminent serious bodily injury if he didn't react with force
It's a very good rundown of what the evidence and testimony actually shows; and, frankly, it makes the smiley press-conference 'We're charging him!' mess from Angela Corey look even worse.

Irony, indeed

I mean, "I cry a lot more than you think I do. I care about people who don't care about me," describes a bipolar codependent, not Woman of the Year. It's stuff like this that makes me cry a lot more than you think I do, but mostly just tears of frustrated rage that it's illegal to choke the living crap out of people like her.

Anyway, I'll just be over here in the corner with Marie Curie and Grace Hopper, counting on our fingers because math is hard.
I had a question as to why this was tagged 'Dumbass feminism'; actual feminism is one thing, this... I'll bet the female responsible for what Tam linked to considers herself a hard-core feminist, and if a man said some of those things about her she'd have a fit, but as long as she says it, well, that's different! Or something.

Monday, May 28, 2012

On the matter of Fluke, the promiscuous twit

who demanded free pills and rubbers, just ran across this:
No, the most basic issue here is not religious morality, individual liberty, or fiscal responsibility. It’s that a society in which middle-aged children of privilege testify before the most powerful figures in the land to demand state-enforced funding for their sex lives at a time when their government owes more money than anyone has ever owed in the history of the planet is quite simply nuts.

I don't think I'd heard of Jan Karski before; I wish I had.

"The singer from Aerosmith hit on me at a party once. It was like being chatted up by a grouper with a bad haircut and a coke habit."
Whoever it was that started me reading this, you owe me.

Frankly, he’s dumber than a styrofoam gas tank. I like that.

G'night, all

More and more I agree: they're not ecologists, they're

haters of the human race; at least the parts of humanity that don't fit their 'Proper Types To Breed' template:
Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned. Many have died as a result of botched operations, while others have been left bleeding and in agony. A number of pregnant women selected for sterilisation suffered miscarriages and lost their babies.
The UK agreed to give India £166m to fund the programme, despite allegations that the money would be used to sterilise the poor in an attempt to curb the country's burgeoning population of 1.2 billion people.

"Yet a working paper published by the UK's Department for International Development in 2010 cited the need to fight climate change as one of the key reasons for pressing ahead with such programmes. The document argued that reducing population numbers would cut greenhouse gases, although it warned that there were "complex human rights and ethical issues" involved in forced population control."
Ya think MAYBE?

I think the Eugenics Movement of the early 1900's just changed its name; it's still trying to kill off the same people, all in the name of saving the earth and stopping 'inferior' types from breeding.

Every time some idiot decides that a socialist government

is the answer, I remember things like this. And want to drop them back in the Soviet Empire so they can have their desire, and see how they like it.

"How many of these words can you use in a sentance

and annoy DHS?

Wikipedia cannot be trusted,

especially on something that makes a leftist look bad.
From Michelle Malkin, more on the matter.
And more of the crap involved; sooner or later someone will get killed by this, I wonder if it'll be considered newsworthy then? And I have to wonder about the apparently lack of interest in investigating Patterico ran into; do the LE agencies involved not have a problem with being used this way? Have they not considered the blowback on them if someone gets killed?

Remember the stink about Google sucking up personal data? More to the story, which doesn't look good for Google.

Clown named Chris Hayes on MSNBC doesn't like the word 'hero' applied to troops; unless, of course, they're the right kind of troops:
Commenter chemjeff points out that this whiny little MSDNC pussy was not the least bit uncomfortable using the phrase "war hero" to describe John F'n Kerry.

In my neck of artisanal, hormone-free Brooklyn, the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which shows Mitt Scissorhands leading “The First Gay President” by three points, landed with a nasty thud. “I can’t believe he might lose,” my wife said when she spotted the offending numbers on the Web. “People are really willing to vote for Mitt Romney? They hate Obama so much they’d vote for Romney?”
This is the kind of mindset that amazes me: "The only reason they'd vote for Romney is they hate Obama." They apparently cannot or will not understand that a lot of people oppose Obama on the matters at hand, that they actually disagree with him and what he wants to do.
I guess that includes all those racists suddenly turning up in the Democrat Party.

To the people running gun shows in Oklahoma City:
What the hell is wrong with you?
The show this weekend was charging $14 for admission. And yeah, the building was 'full', but it was 'full' because the spacing of the lanes was wide enough to spread things out. The big Tulsa show is $10 for a ticket, and the place is REALLY full.

And a lot of the smaller shows are asking $12, and often the building used is far less than full; I've seen a lot of people get to the door, look around, and walk out. I've done it myself, and will probably do it again in the future the way these shows are going.

Memorial Day 2012


The Changing of the Guard at Arlington