Saturday, September 15, 2012

A point of view that should be noted about the "Screw the 1st Amendment"

actions by the administration:
“I went berserk over the L.A.T. Nakoula photo too, but on top of the brownshirted Constitutional debacle, one incredibly consequential point has gotten lost in the shuffle: Could any visual more effectively reinforce the Arab street’s belief that the U.S. government can, in fact, punish blasphemers if it so chooses?”
Yep, that's exactly what this amounts to; how else would you describe it? Even without the (literal)brownshirts taking him away, his name, address, everything else was made public about as quickly as possible, translation: "Here he is, just try not to make it too messy and attention-getting if you kill him. And all you other people, pay attention! Or else."

Prosecuting someone because they broke the law is one thing.

Only prosecuting someone who broke the law, after they embarrassed the administration, is gangster government, extortion, and the road to totalitarianism.
“Probation is not a law enforcement function, it’s under the court. If his probation officer wanted to question him about the use of a computer, that broke his probation fine. But that wouldn’t include questions about making an anti-Islamic movie. It’s irrelevant. That means that the FBI showed up outside their jurisdiction for a reason given by their superiors. The question then is who ordered them there.”

The memory hole doesn't work as well nowadays

On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11.

The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State.
But now it’s gone.
The State Department scrubbed the letter from its OSAC website.

The damning memo is gone.
How convenient. They flushed the damning memo down the internet memory hole
Screen grabs at the link; brings back the warning that "If you find anything interesting/damning/damaging, get a screenshot NOW, before they decide to make it go away."

Tam notes a story

that'll both piss off and terrify some people.

For once, ATF working to screw over someone

who has the funds and lawyers to fight them. And they're doing it.
You know, if a private citizen 'misled' a judge like this, he'd probably be in jail.

Fox got hold of the Gunwalker IG report:
Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious.
The report and accompanying accounts cite a failure in leadership and a lack of accountability and oversight up and down the chain of command at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Justice Department itself and other offices. It says many senior executives knew the U.S. was helping traffic guns to Mexico that killed people but did nothing to stop it.

And the rodeo begins:
Much of the blame in the report is directed at three ATF managers: Phoenix Agent in Charge Bill Newell, Supervisor Dave Voth and Case Agent Hope MacAllister.

Their attorneys claim they've been scapegoated. Debra Roth, an attorney for MacAllister, wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the report "fails to account for the abdication of oversight, guidance and responsibility by ATF headquarters and Main Department of Justice regarding the implementation of what is in essence a strategy to combat an international criminal enterprise."

Translation: "I'm not taking the blame for this! And I'm not going down alone!"

Over at Sipsey Street had a link to this post on a Woodward article on the economic mess; scary as hell, especially this:
Geithner thought there was one other consideration. He did not mention it to anyone, not even the president, but he had thought about it a great deal. It was not just that Obama faced an economic choice or a political choice. He faced a moral choice.

The president should not put himself in the position of saying unequivocally that he would veto, Geithner concluded, for one simple reason: No one could be sure how to put the American or the global economy back together again. The impact would be calamitous.

"And the people who would bear the pain of that would be the people less prepared," Geithner told others, "less able to absorb that cost. It would be something you could not cure. It is not something you can come back and say, a week later, 'Oh, we fixed it.' It would be indelible, incurable. It would last for generations."

Now, on that Most Brilliantist Secretary of State EVER!!!,
Hunt told Breitbart News that the new State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, approved and signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the 2011 fall of Khadafi's regime, severely compromised the safety and security of murdered Ambassador Stevens and all American diplomatic staff in Libya.

He also stated that the decision not to staff Benghazi with Marines was made by Secretary of State Clinton when she attached her signature to the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya document. Breitbart News has subsequently learned that under those rules of engagement, Secretary Clinton prohibited Marines from providing security at any American diplomatic installation in Libya.

AND they hired locals as security guards, but would not allow them to have ammunition...

From Mark Steyn on our President, brilliant SecState and their minions:
But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by "The Pimp With A Limp." In the real State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is guarded by Marines with no ammunition, but they do enjoy the soft-power muscle of a Foreign Service officer, one Lloyd Schwartz, tweeting frenziedly into cyberspace (including a whole chain directed at my own Twitter handle, for some reason) about how America deplores insensitive people who are so insensitively insensitive that they don't respectfully respect all religions equally respectfully and sensitively, even as the raging mob is pouring through the gates.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Just in case you haven't had enough stress on your blood pressure,

More on Tunisia, and more on the idiotic screwups that helped the murders in Benghazi happen.

Frikkin' murdering neolithic goatherds with AKs

and RPGs...
A Libyan man explains that the bloodstains on the column are from one the American staff members who grabbed the edge of the column while he was evacuated, after an attack that killed four Americans on September 11th.
'evacuated', that's a nice word, isn't it?

Lots of pictures here.

Looks like they're trying to/are burning our embassy in Tunisia.

Closer to home, some of the consequences of Obamacare.

Can we now just say the EPA is part of the enemy?

And, on the EPA,
Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA must grant waivers to approve new fuel blends. After requests from 54 ethanol manufacturers, the EPA decided to authorize waivers for fuels blends of up to 15 percent ethanol, according to the EPA.
Screw the problems for peoples' vehicles, got to keep the ethanol lobby happy, and so forth.

Hey, who's got time for intelligence briefings

when there's fundraising to be done, and you think you're too smart to need input from anyone else?

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe"
And, just to make it even more fun,
According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.

That dirtbag Bernanke has decided that my savings continuing to shrink for another couple of years is a Good Thing, as it means he's Doing Something. I would like to ask him if having a stake shoving slowly up his ass for the next couple of years would also be Good, as it would mean we're Doing Something?

A top official at a liberal super PAC with the goal of eradicating tea partiers from Congress is telling activists that it’s more effective to label Republicans as racists than criticize their policies.

New M1 Carbine book

over at CMP: Carbine Cal. 30 M1: Diagrams & Pictures
Blueprints, dimensions, the works

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The word verification was such a pain for some I took it off,

and I'd had no bloody idea how much spam comes knocking at the door.

If you make a comment and don't see it, give me a while; it may have gone to that folder, and I'll have to separate it from the actual crap.

Correia's opinion on the Recoil mess:

Full post here

Does this make him a specially-experienced molester

at the TSA?

Speaking of "You cannot expect them to act like civilized people",

this about covers it:
“[H]urting the feelings of one and a half billion Muslims cannot be tolerated, and the people’s anger and fury for their faith is invariably predictable, often unstoppable,” it said, calling for “assaults on the sanctities of all heavenly religions” to be criminalized.

“Otherwise, such acts will continue to cause devout Muslims across the world to suspect and even loathe the West, especially the USA, for allowing their citizens to violate the sanctity of what they hold dear and holy. Hence, we demand that all those involved in such crimes be urgently brought to trial.”

This is coming from people who call for the murder of all Jews, and all Christians to either convert or die; Buddhists and pagans and whatever, you're in the 'gas chamber' category along with the Jews. Them call you names and calling for your death? That's fine, that's as it should be; but don't you DARE hurt THEIR feelings!

Consequences of elections, indeed:

U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.

Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”

Looks like my earlier thought was right.
I HATE being right about shit like this

Speaking of Kipling,

Amazon has this on sale in Kindle editionLink

A little Kipling does seem appropriate right now

There's a widow in sleepy Chester
Who weeps for her only son;
There's a grave on the Pabeng River,
A grave that the Burmans shun,
And there's Subadar Prag Tewarri
Who tells how the work was done.

A Snider squibbed in the jungle,
Somebody laughed and fled,
And the men of the First Shikaris
Picked up their Subaltern dead,
With a big blue mark in his forehead
And the back blown out of his head.

Subadar Prag Tewarri,
Jemadar Hira Lal,
Took command of the party,
Twenty rifles in all,
Marched them down to the river
As the day was beginning to fall.

They buried the boy by the river,
A blanket over his face--
They wept for their dead Lieutenant,
The men of an alien race--
They made a samadh in his honor,
A mark for his resting-place.

For they swore by the Holy Water,
They swore by the salt they ate,
That the soul of Lieutenant Eshmitt Sahib
Should go to his God in state;
With fifty file of Burman
To open him Heaven's gate.

The men of the First Shikaris
Marched till the break of day,
Till they came to the rebel village,
The village of Pabengmay--
A jingal covered the clearing,
Calthrops hampered the way.

Subadar Prag Tewarri,
Bidding them load with ball,
Halted a dozen rifles
Under the village wall;
Sent out a flanking-party
With Jemadar Hira Lal.

The men of the First Shikaris
Shouted and smote and slew,
Turning the grinning jingal
On to the howling crew.
The Jemadar's flanking-party
Butchered the folk who flew.

Long was the morn of slaughter,
Long was the list of slain,
Five score heads were taken,
Five score heads and twain;
And the men of the First Shikaris
Went back to their grave again,

Each man bearing a basket
Red as his palms that day,
Red as the blazing village--
The village of Pabengmay,
And the "drip-drip-drip" from the baskets
Reddened the grass by the way.

They made a pile of their trophies
High as a tall man's chin,
Head upon head distorted,
Set in a sightless grin,
Anger and pain and terror
Stamped on the smoke-scorched skin.

Subadar Prag Tewarri
Put the head of the Boh
On the top of the mound of triumph,
The head of his son below,
With the sword and the peacock-banner
That the world might behold and know.

Thus the samadh was perfect,
Thus was the lesson plain
Of the wrath of the First Shikaris--
The price of a white man slain;
And the men of the First Shikaris
Went back into camp again.

Then a silence came to the river,
A hush fell over the shore,
And Bohs that were brave departed,
And Sniders squibbed no more;
For the Burmans said
That a kullah's head
Must be paid for with heads five score.

There's a widow in sleepy Chester
Who weeps for her only son;
There's a grave on the Pabeng River,
A grave that the Burmans shun,
And there's Subadar Prag Tewarri
Who tells how the work was done.

The Grave of the Hundred Head

And the legacy of Jimmy Carter II, also known as the Lightbringer,

continues to build:
Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.
So far, so bad: another embassy breached, another American flag destroyed. I'm sure we'll hear another speech along the lines of "We will work with the government to find the guilty"; slight problem:
The protesters breached the usually tight security around the embassy and reached the compound grounds but did not enter the main building housing the offices.
Once again, be interesting to see if the local .gov finds the 'guilty', since the local .gov was apparently assisting the bastards in attacking the embassy.

I also find myself wondering: is this standard, or did someone give orders that 'the Marine guards are not to unnecessarily harm the protestors' or something else along those lines?

Obama won't meet with Netanyahu, but WILL meet with the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt. Well, to be fair, he's a lot more comfortable meeting with someone else who doesn't like this country.

It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.
I can make a couple of guesses... The last panel seems to cover it nicely:

Independent federal legal officials have concluded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by conducting political activity “in an official capacity,” according to a statement released on Wednesday.
Hey, Holder's still getting away with smuggling guns and piles of dead bodies, why would she worry about this?

I've got a bad taste in my mouth, and it's too early to start drinking. Bleargh.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

To the government of Egypt:

Fuck you, you bloody-handed savage.
… Which brings us to the second part of Kandil’s statement: “We ask the American government to take a firm position toward this film’s producers within the framework of international charters that criminalize acts that stir strife on the basis of race, color or religion.” Translation: We’re not holding the American government responsible … yet — but if it fails to punish the filmmakers, then all that “regrettable” stuff might not be so regrettable.
The real problem? We've got a bunch of leftist America-haters and "Let's plead guilty and give them what they want" appeasers who'd love to have a law to use to punish who they choose; all for the good of humanity, of course.

This being Jupiter, that's a big damned blast

Probably a rock impacting, and it must've been a big one

Went to Penn Square Mall, and found 'no firearms' signs (Updated)

on the doors. I haven't been there in a while, so I don't know how long they've been up.

So I just e-mailed the management:
I went to Penn Square for the first time in a while, and noticed that you have posted 'no firearms' signs on the doors.

I am curious as to why you have decided that people with concealed carry permits are not welcome in your mall, or are not trusted to carry their sidearm there.

We'll see if they reply, and what they say

Update: Noticed something in my spam folder, and found this:
DELIVERY FAILURE: User blanddec ( not listed in Domino Directory
That's from using the form for 'contact us' for Penn Square. Tried it again, same thing.

So looked at the base site, which is for the Simon Property Group, Inc., and used their 'contact' form to ask the question. And quickly received a automated "We got it" response. So, we'll see what answer comes back.

Considering the number of MAIG members arrested

on nasty charges, couldn't it be said that Bloomberg is in charge of a criminal enterprise?

Tam's Law:

In any discussion of a disguised anti-gun/anti-self-defense person/organization, a percentage of the readers will ALWAYS devolve into a discussion of the merits of the firearm involved.

'Career civil servants are in charge' my ass.
PJ Media has learned that a team of career lawyers, expert analysts, and supervisors in the Justice Department Voting Section recommended that South Carolina’s photo voter identification law be precleared under the Voting Rights Act as non-discriminatory. Presidential appointees in the Justice Department then disregarded the career recommendation and an objection followed, blocking South Carolina’s voter ID law.

So one of the founders of Greenpeace says their actions amount to crimes against humanity; tells you something about what it's become.

Nixon said something like 'there's a belief that if the President does it, it's legal' and caught hell for it. From our Defense Secretary:
O’Donnell then asked Panetta a direct question: What’s the difference between what the SEAL did and the leaks that have come from the administration to journalists and filmmakers? Panetta spun: “There’s a fundamental difference. The people that presented some of the details of the operations were authorized to do that by the president of the United States, who has that authority to do that, and inform the American people as to what happened. In this case, that was not the case. And that’s the difference.”

This is a scary-as-hell 'What could happen'; bleep, I hope he's wrong.

Oh, and the 'rebels' are dragging the ambassadors' dead body around. Just like the bastards in Mogadishu and Haditha. How's that Arab Spring working out, Mr. Obama?

The Deputy Prime Minister of Libya is 'shocked, SHOCKED,

at the attack on the consulate.' In other news,

And our President says "I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi," etc. I'm sure that'll scare them.

And does anybody believe the date is coincidental?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

'Forgive' my ass

And, it should be noted, Obama really is Jimmy Carter II, embassy attacks and all. Hey, Mr. President, how's that Arab Spring, and our 'secular friends' of the Muslim Brotherhood working out?

11 years ago

About the fourth or fifth time some talking head shakily spoke of 'terror striking into the heartland' I found myself on my feet yelling "What about the PISSED-OFF struck into the heartland, you asshole?"
I still haven't heard any answer to that from the talking heads.

'Bout all I have to say right now.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Southern Poverty Lie Center strikes again

The media has done its best to ignore the Occupy terrorists, but have now confessed. Perhaps drawing inspiration from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who can lie with an utterly straight face about reality (what she said on tape about the Israeli ambassador, what happened on the floor of the DNC when the words Jerusalem and God were excised and then restored to the platform), the Southern Poverty Law Center has stepped in to solve the problem for the left. Re-define the Occupy movement as "radical right."

The hearing for the DoJ IG on Gunwalker has been rescheduled(found at Sipsey):
Tuesday’s Hearing Featuring DOJ Inspector General Rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19
WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that the hearing previously scheduled for tomorrow to examine the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on Operation Fast and Furious has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed his attendance for the September 19th hearing where he will discuss his report of the investigation into reckless conduct in Operation Fast and Furious.
Hearing Details
“IG Report: The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General Examines the Failures of Operation Fast and Furious”
Wednesday, September 19th in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and streaming online at
* Inspector General Michael Horowitz, U.S. Department of Justice

Related: ATF’s rule of three strategies and double-dipping rewards

Also related, that report that noted retaliation and corruption?
Crediting Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon for a problems analysis summary is not justified, an insider source told Gun Rights Examiner yesterday. The “Quick Hits” report admitting to retaliation and ethical violations by the Chief Counsel’s Office was the result of a Field Agent Advisory Panel, and Brandon’s role was not to direct or participate in the document’s development, but simply to receive it after it had been prepared.

“The question should be, ‘what has he done with it since he got it?’” the source continued. “To my knowledge, not much of anything.”

A new .223 cartridge(well, new bullet actually) for the Army, that may fix some problems with the M855.

Honey is wonderful stuff. I'd read of it being used to treat cuts and such, but it appears it's got a MUCH greater effect than I'd have thought. Hell, than I'd have believed!

No, I didn't get that ammo loaded; I did get a bunch of pruning done, and the small stuff run through the chipper. And I'm still tired. 'Night, all

Tomorrow being a important day, I think this works

This kind of thing does not help with that 'trained professionals'

She told her brother she bumped into someone carrying a flashlight, and at some point identified herself as the homeowner.

The deputy’s gun, aimed at her chest “point blank,” went off as Orey turned to the side.
The deputy reportedly told her, “I’m sorry, you startled me,” Morgan said

CT has their first green lasers out

for a few pistols.
There's a note in there that Crimson Trace works with top holster manufacturers to create holster solutions for all Laserguard equipped firearms. Michael had mentioned that he contacted CT about the Lightguard, "I have people asking for holsters for 'x' pistol with it, can I get one so I can make them?" and they sent him one; seems they really mean that 'working with them' bit.

This Wednesday, three of the five Occupy activists arrested for attempting to blow up a commuter bridge in Ohio in May pled guilty to use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, and attempted use of an explosive device to destroy property used in interstate commerce..
They were planning bombings, etc., got it; just when & why did the .gov start calling what used to be 'bombing' or 'destruction of property' a "Weapon of Mass Destruction' charge? Is a real WMD(chemical, bio or nuclear) now a 'Weapon of REAL Mass Destruction' or something?

I don't care what you saw on Animal Planet or Disney, STOP ANNOYING THE WILD ANIMALS!
These people are friggin' nuts...

And that's all I've got this morning. I have trucks to clean, some yard work to do, and some ammo to put together later if time allows.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Dump the TSA. Every vindictive, nasty little one of them

The audio and video in the clip above is scratchy, but the woman is heard saying, “Let me get this straight, this is retaliatory for my attitude, this is not making the airways safer it’s retaliatory.”

It pretty much definitely is,” the TSA screener responds.
As Consumer Traveler’s Charlie Leocha reported last month, “When meeting with privacy officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and TSA later that month, I was told unofficially that there were two standards of pat-downs. One for the normal situation where passengers are going through metal detectors and a different pat-down for those who refuse to go through the whole-body scanners.”

“With this latest announcement, TSA admits that it has been clandestinely punishing passengers for refusing to go through the invasive whole-body scans with an even more intrusive aggressive pat-down and that soon those more invasive pat-down will creep from airport to airport,” adds Leocha


Just damn.

Tab clearing

I keep hearing bitching that Romney didn't say he'll make 'investments' in alternative energy sources; they don't seem to consider that he wants to prevent people like this from cashing in some more.

And, by the way, what's this belief that if the .gov isn't handing lots of OPM to someone, it means there's no research going on?

More theft under color of law.

One of the suspects in Brian Terrys' murder has been caught in Mexico. Cummings tries to claim some credit, and the IG is making excuses about his report.

And one more fine example of a sorry excuse for a cop, and a sorry excuse for a prosecutor, and why these people should be personally responsible for for any fines and awards. Not to mention going to jail for perjury and, in the case of the officer, assault.