Saturday, December 08, 2012

I was going to say something about the Unexpected! news

that the economy actually sucks, and has for a long time, but somehow this escaped media attention until after the election, but I'm betting most everyone who reads my stuff already knows about it.  And feels about the whore journalists about the same way I do.  So screw that.

It should be noted that, if you need to replace a screw or bolt or nut of odd size, most Ace Hardware stores have a nice selection of the things.   Standard and metric.

Also, a 4-40 socket-head cap screw has enough meat in the head that you can cut it down to remove the socket-head part and have plenty left so shape into a nice, low, domed head.
And a jewelers saw with a thick(for them) blade cuts a nice slot for the screwdriver.
Those screws blue nicely, too.

Friday, December 07, 2012

BATFE wants to play games with "What bullets should we allow

the commoners to own?" again.

Oh, for Bleep's sake,
Police in East Cleveland say they found no gun and no shell casings in the car from which one unidentified officer said he heard a shot fired at or near him. Two people were killed, Timothy Ray Russell, the driver, and a passenger, Malissa Williams. From local TV station WKYC: 
At the press conference, Cleveland Police Chief Mike McGrath said that the pursuit lasted 25 minutes, that 13 Cleveland police officers were involved in the situation, and 137 rounds were fired by police

All 13 police officers were placed on administrative leave. 

McGrath said it was determined that the bullet holes in the police cars were caused by police weapons.
 This is just... damn.

It’s odd… You only read stories about how great it is to be poor, how empowering it is to settle for less, when a Democrat is president. If a Republican was in charge, would WaPo be doing stories about how awesome it is to live in a breadbox?
They might; though they'd put it as 'See how much smaller your footprint would be on the earth if you cared enough to shrink your personal world!'

Once again, reporting that magically appears AFTER the election:
 The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats. 
No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September. 
But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand in helping arm Libyan militants, concerns that have not previously been reported. The weapons and money from Qatar strengthened militant groups in Libya, allowing them to become a destabilizing force since the fall of the Qaddafi government.
The NYFuckingTimes: all the news they want you to hear, WHEN they want you to hear it.

Doesn't really surprise me; catfish are predators

I guess 'under the bus', if you mean the bus was stopped and they had cushions to land on. Got to protect the corrupt bureaucrats and 'lawmen' you use, after all.

The look on the dogs face when he gets nudged...

Dec. 7, 1941

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

We'd better make sure it's remembered, the facts and history, because God knows what a lot of kids are being taught in school about it.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Crap; somebody just found a way to eat

more of my time...
Some undoubtedly NSFW

I'm stea- ah, borrowing Robb's post

because it is awesome:
Bobby, let me tell you a little story. When I was nineteen years old, my job in the Marine Corps was Fire Control – aka if you could pull a trigger and have a happy BOOM result from it, I was responsible for ensuring it functioned properly. So as a young, nineteen year male, even younger and more prone to impulses, the USMC trusted me not only to sit in the cockpit of a fully armed (700 rounds of 20mm depleted uranium + 8 T.O.W. missiles) Cobra helicopter, but did so knowing I could activate and fire the entire payload.

What set me apart from the people you are discussing is that the USMC isn’t an organization that cottons thugs like the NFL does. No amount of armament in my hands was ever a threat to anyone. These people you are talking about are dangerous to others with their bare fists and nothing else.

It’s not the caliber of the gun in the hand of the person, it’s the caliber of the person holding the gun. Or knife. Or sap. Or stick.

To the people who've said "You're just trying to scare people,and the NRA

is just trying to raise money, Obama hasn't done anything about guns!", even if you ignore his past actions and words, his plans speak for themselves. His and all the other socialists/hoplophobes/gun bigots.

Speaking of which,
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, (State senator/D)Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a security guard and didn’t realize the pistol was in his bag.
Besides the hypocrisy, we're supposed to believe the senator moonlights as a security guard? Really?

What the Dept. of Homeland Security is doing with Shiva-only-knows how many millions of OPM. And helping screw law enforcement into a semi-light-infantry mindset at the same time.

Meanwhile, back in the actual US,
With gun in hand, Gerow convinced the man to drop his keys. He told his wife to call 911 and waited for deputies to arrive.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Christopher Lance Moore, also called for help while sitting in his pickup truck.
"I'm out in the country somewhere and some guy's got a gun on me," he said on the call.
When deputies arrived they arrested Moore for burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony.

Meanwhile, in the People's Republic of Maryland, even if you ignore the SWAT idiocy and overkill, just how much taxpayer money is being wasted on this crap?

 And a bit more on what has become 'law enforcement officers' as opposed to peace officers, and the consequences thereof.
In a free society, a society with a fundamental right to keep and bear arms, police officers believing they may shoot a citizen in his own home simply because he is carrying a firearm cannot be tolerated.  Officers must absolutely avoid putting citizens in situations where they might be armed, or even pointing firearms in the direction of police officers banging on or breaking down their front doors. If such misconduct is tolerated, as in the cases of Jose Guerena and Andrew Scott, the next knock on any citizen’s door may be the last they ever answer.

 Another reason to understand why Kim always called it New York Fucking City:
 They have branches through their roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they recently received a citation notice from the city.
They got it on Nov. 9, cited with “failure to maintain” their property.
But as they pointed out to CBS 2’s Schneider on Tuesday night, it’s a city tree that they were waiting for the city to remove.

And last, there've been calls for DHS to be disbanded for years(and rightly so); looks like we probably ought to get rid of the EffingBI, too.
The FBI records the emails of nearly all US citizens, including members of congress, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. In an interview with RT, he warned that the government can use this information against anyone.
Binney, one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in the history of the National Security Agency, resigned in 2001. He claimed he no longer wanted to be associated with alleged violations of the Constitution, such as how the FBI engages in widespread and pervasive surveillance through powerful devices called 'Naris.'

How's that Arab Spring looking now?

And we're to blame, of course.
Syrian mujahid: We will move on. When, Allah willing, we cleanse Syria, we won’t stop there. We will continue to the Shebaa Farms and Kafr Shuba, and we will pass through the Golan Heights all the way to Jerusalem. And then…
Other Syrian mujahid: All the way to Persia.
Syrian mujahid: Then we will make an about-turn, cleanse Iraq, where there is still some filth. After we are done with Iraq, we will move on to Constantinople, and then Cordoba and Andalusia. That’s it. Now that we have weapons, we don’t intend to ever lay them down.
And, let's not forget, if they win they'll have the chemical weapons Syria holds.  And who knows what else, when you include the stuff smuggled out of Iraq before the invasion.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Walk into house- after dark- with armload of stuff;

hear squeaks.
Put stuff down, thinking it's shoe soles.
Hear squeaks while standing still, think "Crap, the ceiling fan is going out."
Turn on light to look at fan and see bird frantically beating on ceiling.
Kill all lights, try to shoo bird toward open front door with porch light on.
Bird falls behind fridge.
Chase out, flutters, lands on hand.  Very pretty female cardinal.
Start walking slowly toward door, bitch flies off and hides behind freezer.
Chase out, flutters and chirps and flops into corner behind dirty clothes(don't ask).
Gently block from flying and get both hands around her, pick up.
'Chirp.  SQUAWK!!'(yeah, it's female)
Advise that "If you hadn't flown in, we wouldn't have to do this, dumbass!" as carry to door.
Step on porch and open hands.  Bird perches there for about five seconds, rearranging feathers, then flies off.

And how was YOUR evening?

Due to a bleepload of spam, this comment from Gerry got deleted:
 I go through that scenario about three times a month with the dumass chickadees that come to the feeders on my back porch. They are tame enough to just land on my outstretched palm sometimes, but they get scared and fly back into the house if I don't cover them with my other hand. They go all calm and quiet, apparently the darkness and warmth are anasthetic to them. A few will come and eat from my hand if I go outside and sit still. The Juncos are skittish as all get out and the Pine Siskins are far too busy to be bothered. The Rufous Hummingbirds are, well, hummingbirds. Crows and Stellar's Jays come right up and put in orders for meals. They got brass. So I buy 'em dent corn, they seem to like it and it's still silly cheap as far a bird feed goes.

I've been giving some serious thought to buying thirty or forty pounds of shelled dent corn and learning to make hominy. One of my Mt. Man Rendezvous buddies says it's nothing like the bland crap that comes in cans and isn't all that hard to make.

Gerry N.

If you have kids or grandkids in school in Californicated,

here's what the teachers union is doing.  Wonderful, isn't it?

And the UN makes another try to control the 'net; for the Good Of All, of course:
...ranging from changes to the way web addresses like ".com" are distributed to charging websites for sending information (for example, a company like Google or Amazon could be required to pay cable companies a charge every time someone used their site.) “[Proposals] on content review and on pricing the transfer of content, which would essentially tax the Internet… we are actively opposing those,” Kramer said.
Etc.  Can't have a free exchange of information without someone, ah, 'overseeing' it, now can we? People might read and say things not to the international good... I admit, seeing the clowns who run Google being told they'll lose money every time they operate has a certain delight, considering the crap they've been involved in over time('Don't be evil' my ass).

Let's see, if you're of conservative/libertarian bent, you're supposed to support the Republican Party why?
I guess people like me, and the reps they vote for, were disturbing Boehner while he was planning how to surrender or something.

Speaking of,

Human Rights Watch: "Genocide is bad.  But we don't want to talk about it when it involves muslims killing Jews."

"We voted for you, now give us other peoples' money!"

Anything to keep someone from being able to own arms; and this way they get to crap on veterans, too.

What else would we expect from the sorry excuses for reporters known as 'journalists'?
Now they tell us. In the crucial last few weeks before the election, the mainstream media were falling over themselves painting a rosy economic picture. Every upbeat bit of data made it to the front page; any bad news got buried.
And it’s not just burying bad news about the economy: “Yes, all those people coming out of the woodwork now to complain about drone strikes, interrogation, warrantless spying, indefinite detention, etc. could have been talking about this stuff in September. But they didn’t.”

Our body armor plates are being made in the PRC...
God, I hope they're testing the damn things before issue.

Some gun bigots don't just dislike guns; they dislike us:

as in the whole country and the idea of not being a socialist cog in the machine:
 Mauser expresses disbelief that the number of gun deaths fails to shock. He blames the American attachment to guns on ignorance, and on immaturity. “We’re a pretty new nation,” he told me. “We’re still at the stage of rebellious teenager, and we don’t like it when the government tells us what to do. People don’t trust government to do what’s right. They are very attracted to the idea of a nation of individuals, so they don’t think about what’s good for the collective.”
 And we should be more like 'mature' Europe, etc.
Mauser either doesn't get or doesn't like that this whole government was FOUNDED on the idea of not liking the government telling us what to do; that's not good for the collective he wants us forced into.  Never mind the horrors perpetrated by governments, we need to be more like the 'mature' governments that have a monopoly on force; that's the 'civilized' way...*

Goldberg strikes me as a soft gun bigot: he doesn't want them banned, and doesn't want CCW ended, but he wants 'sufficient' regulations.  Which always means 'more'.  He doesn't like private sales; he wants waiting periods; doctors should report 'dangerous' patients to the FBI(screw privacy, it's for the public good); we could ban scary-big magazines, etc.  He also buys the wonders of background checks and thinks criminals use gun shows as supermarkets: Background checks, which are conducted by licensed gun shops, have stopped almost 1 million people from buying guns at these stores since 1998. (No one knows, of course, how many of these people gave up their search for a gun, and how many simply went to a gun show or found another way to acquire a weapon.)
Never mind all the false matches, never mind all the honest people jumping through hoops to get the denial cleared, and never mind the truth about shows.  And so on.  They're still good ideas to him.

Another thing they don't like: questions they don't like the answers to:
When I asked him the question I posed to Stephen Barton and Tom Mauser—would you, at a moment when a stranger is shooting at you, prefer to have a gun, or not?—he answered by saying, “This is the conversation the gun lobby wants you to be having.”
Doesn't matter that it's a valid question, he doesn't want it brought up; it might lead to answers he doesn't like.
Just like Mauser doesn't like this question:
 I put to Tom Mauser a variation of the question I had asked Barton. What if a teacher or an administrator inside Columbine High School had been armed on the day of the massacre? Unlike the theater in Aurora, the school was brightly lit, and not as densely packed. If someone with a gun had confronted Harris and Klebold in the library, he or she would have been able, at the very least, to distract the killers—perhaps even long enough for them to be tackled or disarmed.
“That kind of speculation doesn’t solve anything,” Mauser said. “I don’t know if that person might have shot my son accidentally.”
 "I don't want to deal with that question, as the answers  don't serve the collective I want.  So I'll deflect it.  Say an armed honest citizen MIGHT have done harm. And then ignore it."

And the mayor of DC, who has things in common with Bloomberg and the former Richard the Turd of Chicago:
I called Gray to ask him about his assertion that more guns mean more violence, noting that he himself travels the city with armed police bodyguards, a service not afforded the typical Washington resident. “Well, first of all, I’ve never even seen the guns that the security people have.(What, so we're supposed to believe they're not there?) When I travel outside the city, I don’t have security. I would be fine without security,” he said. “But we have 3,800 police officers to protect people. They may not be at someone’s side at every moment, but they’re around.”
Ok, Mr. Gray, so why do you have security people around when you're in DC? Oh, that's right, you're special, aren't you?  You shouldn't have to depend on the police 'being around', like the commoners should.

At the end, there's this:
“In a fundamental way, isn’t this a question about the kind of society we want to live in?” Do we want to live in one “in which the answer to violence is more violence, where the answer to guns is more guns?”
 So much wishful thinking revealed in those questions; so much "If we only pass another law and disarm those who obey the law, things will get better" stupidity.  Mr. Gross, unless you buy into unconditional surrender, the only answer to someone attacking you IS violence; because it IS that, or surrender.  And hope the predator doesn't hurt you too badly, and the police and ambulance arrive before you die, or hurt too much.

The article's worth reading; if nothing else see how many "People cannot be trusted not to use guns, so they shouldn't be allowed" bits you can find.  And it's another good look into the minds of the gun bigots and collectivists.

*There's a piece in the movie The Americanization of Emily where a character says
 You American haters bore me to tears, Ms. Barham. I've dealt with Europeans all my life. I know all about us parvenus from the States who come over here and race around your old Cathedral towns with our cameras and Coca-cola bottles... Brawl in your pubs, paw at your women, and act like we own the world. We over-tip, we talk too loud, we think we can buy anything with a Hershey bar. I've had Germans and Italians tell me how politically ingenuous we are, and perhaps so. But we haven't managed a Hitler or a Mussolini yet. I've had Frenchmen call me a savage because I only took half an hour for lunch. Hell, Ms. Barham, the only reason the French take two hours for lunch is because the service in their restaurants is lousy. The most tedious lot are you British. We crass Americans didn't introduce war into your little island. This war, Ms. Barham to which we Americans are so insensitive, is the result of 2,000 years of European greed, barbarism, superstition, and stupidity. Don't blame it on our Coca-cola bottles. Europe was a going brothel long before we came to town.
 Oddly, there used to be video on Youtube of this speech; I can't find it anymore.

A response to Costas & Co. that ought to be stapled

to their foreheads.  It includes
Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock.

Thanks to Jim for pointing to it

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The alternative would've been to, say, clean up

the crap in Chicago PD; but...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration asked a federal judge Monday to set aside a jury verdict in the infamous videotaped beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer — essentially agreeing to pay the woman $850,000 now in return for erasing the jury's finding that a police "code of silence" protected the cop.

The unusual request is an attempt to prevent last month's damaging verdict from being cited by lawyers in other lawsuits against the Police Department
Which brings up the question, just how many cases ARE there pending with connection to this?

And Costas keeps bringing the dumb;

Again and again.

Just about the same level of smart as the people who voted for Obama again and are now saying "Wait, why is he doing this stuff?"
Because, you stupid bastards, you cheered or quietly supported or ignored him doing this kind of crap for four years, so why would you think he'd stop now?

Range day

And I did manage not to embarrass myself too badly.  Just general practice.

Big thing to note is the guy with the M&P I'd fired was there again, and he'd installed the Apex Duty/Carry kit.*  I asked if it really made a difference and he handed me the pistol and a magazine.

Have you read any of the comments from, say, Tam or Robb about this?  If you have, they're right.  Man, what a difference!  The trigger was lighter, and had a definite break-point instead of the 'somewhere around here' of the original parts.  And, with the original I'd noticed(with some dry-firing) that the gun tended to torque to the right just as the trigger broke; that's gone, too.

Have to say, if I got one of these pistols I'd get the kit soon as could, it's worth it.

*The kit comes with a heavier trigger return spring; he'd left the original in to try it out first.  According to what I'm reading the new spring would increase the trigger pull by about a pound; clean as it breaks now, I don't see that as being a problem.

If the TSA is dead, we need to cut off the head,

stake the body and bury both at a crossroads.
Just to be sure.
And it shouldn't be 'dead as we know it'; it should be DEAD AND GONE.

Of COURSE he is:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is asking the federal government to reimburse the state for 100 percent of emergency costs for at least 90 days after Superstorm Sandy swept ashore on October 29.

Ah, the NYEffingPD: blow the whistle on police corruption, get sent to a psych ward.  And the DA says it's not a problem.
 From Tam, Keep the Schoolcraft case in mind when people are encouraging more proactive government intervention in mental health. I don't mean to go all Godwinski, but you know who had a really good system of state mental health facilities? The Soviet Union, that's who. They were really good at diagnosing disagreewiththegovernmentosis.

Amidst concerns by police union officials and two academics that such downgrading of crimes was city-wide, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced in January, 2011, the appointment of a blue-ribbon fact-finding committee composed of three former prosecutors.
Although Kelly promised a report within three to six months, none has been produced nearly two years later

 Why Lost Angeles sucks.
'Urban Taco Fabricator'?  Really?

In other news,

I have a sheet of kydex to play with.

Forecast is for a slightly smelly house.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Just a general observation of a slightly different Happy Hour

Bubba is driving down a back road in Texas ..
A sign in front of a restaurant reads:
Lobster Tail and Beer
"Lordy mercy!" he says to himself, "Them's my three favorites!"

Tab clearing

Falsely accused of a gun crime, things you need to know.

Watch Commander Vimes has some conversations with himself at times about the Beast that waits back in the dark; Lawdog has a take on the same.

True; it's a lot easier to blame 'gun culture' than actually TALK ABOUT THE FRIGGIN' PROBLEMS.
Beginning of reform: stop letting high-school and college athletes get away with crap that would have any other student thrown out and possibly thrown in jail.
And get blacks to stop this shit of crapping on anyone 'acting white' by, oh, actually trying to learn something in school.*

Social and asocial violence; well worth reading.

Regardless of the age, the culture, or the social conditions, there is ALWAYS a percentage of the general populace that embraces the totalitarian dynamic. There is always someone in our neighborhood, in our workplace, and within our family that finds vindication or advantage in supporting the state, even if the state has turned viciously criminal. They are not only useful idiots; they are conscious participants in the process of pacification and enslavement of their own society. They understand their role perfectly, and they enjoy what they do.
 And a lot of them go by the label 'progressive'.  Because they don't have the honesty or integrity to state exactly what they are.

*Yes, that'll get me labeled racist or something by stupid people; well, they probably wouldn't like me anyway.  And it's true, that kind of crap has hurt blacks more over the last generation or so than the KKK could have.

Agreed, the prosecutor in the Zimmerman case

should be disbarred.  This is absolute, first-rate bullshit for which a price should be payed.

Remember those federal prosecutors the judge didn't charge because 'they weren't specifically told not to violate that law' I believe was the excuse?  Shit like this is why people don't trust the courts and prosecutors anymore.  And rightly so.  Until the people who can do something stop making excuses for this kind of garbage and start charging people, and taking away their ability to do more harm, things will just get worse, too.

Another violent gun-bigot mayor

And boy, is he a winner!
In April 1986, police said, Spencer went to a home in the 900 block of the North Ninth Street and punched and kicked Carol Ann Parker, breaking her shoulder. Then-Patrolman Charlie Kaucher responded, and Spencer punched him and threw him from a porch, police said.
In October 1987, Spencer pleaded guilty in county court to aggravated assault on Kaucher, a first-degree misdemeanor, and was sentenced to five years of probation.
Nine other charges were dismissed in exchange for the plea, records show.
Kaucher suffered head and other injuries and was left with permanent hearing loss.

An open letter to Bob Costas

and Jason Whitlock:
Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock.
You want to take that from me. You want me to be unable to defend myself. You want to leave me vulnerable to those out there who look at a five foot tall fat girl and think “victim”. You want me to be unable to protect myself when there is no one else around to do so. You want to make me dependent on others to provide for my basic safety and security.
Let us not beat around the bush, you want to sacrifice my life on the altar of your political beliefs. How dare you? Honestly, who do the two of you think you are to demand that my blood be shed so that you may preen about what wonderful people you are?
 You really need to RTWT

Clean Barrel Syndrome

No, it's not catching, but it can be a problem.  Some rifles, the first shot out of a clean barrel can hit way off from the aiming point.  Example:

This was shot with a Savage .308 bolt rifle at 100 yards.  The first shot is that one two inches above and one inch left of the aiming point.  Enough time was taken between shots that the barrel didn't warm up(this was a hunting load being tested).  That's quite a difference in POI; enough to cause a miss at longer ranges, or (worse)to make a hit outside the vitals.

If you haven't before, something to check on with your rifles.

Another fine example of our fine media hiding information;

gee, I wonder why...
I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI Phoenix field office (who is not authorized to speak on behalf of the FBI office). This contact said that it is highly unlikely that Aldosary will be charged with any terrorism offense. While they are internally treating it like a domestic terrorism investigation, including looking at if he had any help constructing the explosive device, the FBI is saying very little and and will prosecute this as a simple explosives and arson case because of “the political sensitivities involved.”
And, per Insty, Is there a YouTube video we could blame?

 Empty-Hat Salazar strikes again.  And, as shouldn't surprise us,
The complaints gained momentum when the National Academy of Sciences, and the Interior Department's office of the solicitor found major flaws in Park Service reports, including what they termed mistake-ridden and, in some cases, biased work by park scientists.
"I am extremely disappointed," Feinstein said Thursday in a statement. "The National Park Service's review process has been flawed from the beginning with false and misleading science, which was also used in the Environmental Impact Statement. The secretary's decision effectively puts this historic California oyster farm out of business. As a result, the farm will be forced to cease operations and 30 Californians will lose their jobs."
 She gets upset about it when it hits people in her district, doesn't she?

Sports weenie lectures us on those nasty handguns during a game.

If this is real... one more reason to drill our own oil and tell the Saudis to enjoy their litterbox.

Saxby Chambliss: another "My word is good(until I decide it isn't)!" politician.

Now, THIS would be something to win!  A custom Barrett in .338 Lapua?  Damn.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Well, yeah, it'd make more sense and save people engine damage,

but if they stop pushing it, how will they pay off the corn lobby and make the "You shouldn't have a car anyway" enviroweenies happy?

I'm sure some people I know will laugh at it; but when a group like the Muslim Brotherhood is in charge, this does mean something:
Omissions of certain articles, such as bans on slavery or promises to adhere to international rights treaties, were equally worrying to critics of the new draft, who pulled out from the panel before the vote.

 And if this crap with FEMA were happening with a Stupid Party president, the press would be covering every detail.
But, it's a Evil Party president, so...

Another thought about that wonderful NHS crap I noted the other day: They want these babies and teenagers dead, so they opt to make them die of thirst.  So, do they just not have the balls to flat-out kill them with a shot of some drug, or does it make these bastards feel better about it to 'let them die naturally'?
Which makes me wonder when some medical practitioners are going to start disappearing, or turning up dead, as more people realize what they were talked into.
Which, be it noted, will be kind of sad.  Especially if they skip the bureaucrats.