Saturday, September 08, 2012

HeyHeyNRA is a dirtbag 'anti-gun' clown who thinks a few murders

are just the thing needed:

We're supposed to be 'reasonable' and COMPROMISE with these assholes?

The first kilted pic

Which is about as unstylish as you can get. However, it involves
Kilt and
so who cares?

Spent the day with Jennifer, Evyl and their son(whose blog I can't remember the name of)Update: it's Intelligent Trousers making noises and putting holes in things. In the above case, with the K38. Some more pictures to follow tomorrow; right now I'm suffering from lack of time and lack of interest(a full belly of very good Mexican food will do that to you).

Added: this was the first time I've been able to shoot any rifle at a measured distance beyond 100 yards; in this case the M1 Garand with the Ultimak mount and a scope, tried out at 250 yards. Considering I was using Korean PS ball, I'm happy with the result(no pictures of that); but it does call for more shooting(Yay!).

Friday, September 07, 2012

A good piece from Penn Jillette

on not being afraid to say "I don't know." Including this lovely bit:
It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.

People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint

That's one hell of a wedding present. I'd read somewhere that Jolie likes to shoot, don't know of Pitt had to make himself, or if he's ok on firearms.

And in unrelated news, we had a front come through this afternoon; went from 102 to 86 in maybe an hour. And a little bit ago it RAINED! Not much, but it was rain! And it's now 65 out there; should be nice weather for tomorrow.

'Retaliation' and 'ethical violations' is a nice way to put what ATF has been doing

Add this to what else is known, if there are not indictments and actual firings, people need to be thrown out of those taxpayer-supplied offices. Preferably through the windows.

And more calls for Holder to resign. I don't want the arrogant, corrupt bastard to; I want him to stay there and EVERYTHING be dragged out. And, preferably, the criminal charges against him be filed.

A quote from Mike Rowe*

Today, we can see the consequences of this disconnect in any number of areas, but none is more obvious than the growing skills gap. Even as unemployment remains sky high, a whole category of vital occupations has fallen out of favor, and companies struggle to find workers with the necessary skills. The causes seem clear. We have embraced a ridiculously narrow view of education. Any kind of training or study that does not come with a four-year degree is now deemed “alternative.” Many viable careers once aspired to are now seen as “vocational consolation prizes,” and many of the jobs this current administration has tried to “create” over the last four years are the same jobs that parents and teachers actively discourage kids from pursuing. (I always thought there something ill-fated about the promise of three million “shovel ready jobs” made to a society that no longer encourages people to pick up a shovel.)

*Yeah, I'm mentioning him a lot lately; he's saying and doing some damn good things.

Warren REALLY doesn't want to talk to actual Indians about this,

does she?

For reasons noted before, I wasn't too bothered about the 'not on the roll' stuff; but the way she's acted indicates she's truly full of crap and doesn't want to deal with it.

Just because I like them

In other news, in the space of maybe half an hour it went from 102 to 98 here; I would say the front has arrived

In the next installment of "Due process? We don't care,"

we have (who else?) BATFEIEIO:
In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.
The rule extending civil-forfeiture power to the ATF recognizes this dynamic, stating with perhaps unconscious cynicism that an uncontested civil forfeiture “can be perfected for minimal cost” compared to the “hundreds or thousands of dollars” and “years” needed for judicial forfeiture. Nowhere is there any recognition of the burden placed on innocent citizens stripped of their property, or of the erosion of their civil liberties. In fact, the rule argues that, because in the past the ATF could turn over requests for civil forfeiture to the Drug Enforcement Administration, there has been no change in “individual rights.”

Instead of expanding the profit motive in policing, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. should be working to eliminate it

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Does calling Barney Frank part of what he is

make them self-hating or something? Personally, I'd say it makes them honest.
“As far as Log Cabin Republicans are concerned, it’s a badge of honor to be attacked by a partisan hack like Barney Frank,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “We understand that Barney has earned his protected place within the Democrat Party by being their attack dog on gay rights issues, demonizing Republicans and undermining efforts at bipartisanship that would actually improve LGBT Americans lives. We expect this kind of bile from Barney, especially when it plays into the Obama campaign’s efforts to divide, distract and deceive the American people.”
They forgot to mention vindictive, vicious, petty, and corrupt.

Kilted to Kick Cancer is running,

what that guy in the PROM leading the way. Or showing the way. Or something.

I'll have to see if I can get someone to take some pictures for me; should I try for the formal look, or the casual Utilikilt?

By the way, according to their site my 5.11 Tactical Kilt should be shipping in a couple of days!

'The Party of Tolerance and Inclusion'

I now like Mike Rowe even more:

But the Skills Gap proves that we need something else too. We need people who see opportunity where opportunity exists. We need enthusiasm for careers that have been overlooked and underappreciated by society at large. We need to have a really big national conversation about what we value in the workforce, and if I can be of help to you in that regard, I am at your service – assuming of course, you find yourself in a new address early next year.
Hell yeah.

I just heard audio of the Democrats 'voting' to add these references to their platform; can you say 'The Fix Was In'?
I knew you could.

Also from Ace, does it seem that lately some of these people are more willing to stand in front of a camera a lie about what they've said? Desperation, stupid or hoping the media will cover for them?
I think the innertubes giving more and more people the chance to SEE these people lie, and the proof they're lying, is giving the major media less wiggle room on this crap.

Well, hell, it's only more intimidation; Holder's DoJ can't spend ALL its time trying to cover-up the gun smuggling...

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

100 miles x 102F =

damn thirsty when I stopped.

More bloggage tomorrow; I'm tired and looking forward to shower and whiskey. In that order.

Getting away from some traffic on the highway the other day,

I discovered a bad thing about a bike like the VFR: it makes 100 seem like not that fast, yet it's a neighborhood you'd like to spend more time in...

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

About that professor pushing to have Obama organizers invited

into classrooms, the university realized the problem:
University legal counsel has determined that we must make absolutely certain that Ohio State does not engage in partisan political activities. This includes inviting political organizers into our classrooms. Simply put, partisan political discussions may not be sponsored by university employees on the Ohio State campus. I urge you to refer to the guidelines regarding political activity by employees of the university.
Good on the University for stomping on this: crap on the professors and teachers who thought using their authority and classrooms for political organizing was a good idea.

Monday, September 03, 2012

So the Democrat Platform calls for banning guns,

but being the chickenshits they are they refer to it as 'reasonable regulation'. And we all know where that leads...
I'm left holding crumbs of what was once a large and satisfying cake, and you're standing there with most of MY CAKE, making anime eyes and whining about being "reasonable", and wondering "why we won't compromise".

Sunday, September 02, 2012

It should be noted that riding in ~100 degree temps

isn't bad if you drink enough; it's when you have to stop and sit for a few minutes that it really sucks.

To the girl at the library in the skirt

If you're going to wear one that short, you'd better be comfortable in it; that you kept tugging at it says you're not. It doesn't make it any longer, and it draws attention.

Just what a carbon tax would amount to:

broke people and a further trashed economy.
"...We’ll also need substantial additional revenue, most of which could be generated by a carbon tax.”
Mr. Frank, this would screw things so badly there's not enough money in the freaking WORLD to 'pay off the deficit' that would result from this idiot idea of yours.

Screw you. You want to pay a carbon tax, write a check; leave the rest of us alone.

Just in general

Some snitched from Irish, some from H&B, and others I have no idea where I found them