Saturday, April 27, 2013

You think they'd do such a training video with muslim extremists? Why,

what kind of racist bigot are you?  Especially since DHS sees people like us as the real threat...
The YouTube channel Patriot News Organization on Thursday uploaded a training video from the Department of Homeland Security that depicts a fake news broadcast about a police SWAT team raiding an American house and arresting "extremist" members of a “local militia group” for possession of illegal firearms and planning to commit terrorist attacks.

Yeah, I thought she was an actual doctor, too;

but she's not.
I'm reminded of Big Bang Theory: "Is she a doctor-doctor, or a you kind of doctor?"


'..the media's tarnished brand'  That's a very polite way to say "People think you suck and don't trust you."


Principal Brandi Hucko, of Garden Gate Elementary, you are a fucking idiot.  And a PC-at-any-cost jackass.  We're sitting here reading this crap and wondering just how many kids lives you've screwed up in your career?
A fifth-grader in Cupertino, California was suspended and threatened with expulsion for bringing a small Swiss Army knife on a school-sponsored, science-oriented camping trip.
Go read it; excerpts just cannot do justice.


Speaking of PC/feminist idiocy,
In an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture.
And just what is this horrible symbol?
Yep.  A dog.
Herbst, you need help.


Snork...hehehehe:
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Pentagon sources were proud to announce the success of a new, yearly event which allowed Fobbits — service-members who spend their entire tour on Forward Operating Base — the opportunity to venture out into Afghanistan alongside combat units.

“I was super excited when I first found out,” said Specialist Jimmy McNulty, a finance soldier. “I’d spent months in my guard tower wondering what was out there. I couldn’t wait to finally ‘get some’. You know, when I got home and told a girl in a bar about the one time I left the wire.”

About the mother of our latest terrorists-of-no-particular-cause:

There are no words for how annoying that bleating, deranged “Allahu Akbar!” shit is in general, but especially coming from a screaming buffoon like the mother of two staggeringly fucked-up maggots who killed an 8-year-old and two young women while blowing the legs off another few dozen people who were outdoors trying to enjoy a goddamned footrace on a Monday afternoon.

Also:


Ok, what think you of this?

A man has been jailed for watching cartoon videos of elves, pixies and other fantasy creatures having sex. 

Ronald Clark downloaded the Japanese anime cartoons three years ago, setting in train events that would see him in court in Auckland and jailed for three months for possessing objectionable material, and sparking debate as to what harm is caused by digitally created pornography. 

Clark has previous convictions for indecently assaulting a teenage boy and has been through rehabilitation programmes, but the video nasties he was watching in this case were all cartoons and drawings.
The guy may be a first-class dirtbag, but I have a problem with jailing him because of a friggin'(literally in this case) cartoon.  Especially with this to justify it:
Anti-child pornography group ECPAT Child Alert director Alan Bell said the images were illegal because they encouraged people "to migrate from there to the real thing". 

"The distribution of it is damaging. You have to ask what impact does it have even if it's not harming [an individual child]."
The number of camel noses this sticks in the tent is kind of awesome to behold, and scary as hell.


Meanwhile, in Brady/CSGV paradise,
There have been 441 shootings and 100 homicides in the city of Chicago so far this year, according to a blog that tracks crime in Chicago.

That works out to 3.8 shootings per day or approximately one shooting every 6.3 hours.

Hail with the storm last night

Again.

Fair bit fell here, luckily all small.  Nothing like the drifts of it north of here(no, I'm not kidding).

Looks like my bell peppers bit the big one, and one of the sweet peppers lost all but two leaves.  The ground's so wet and soft it'll be two days before I can replace the losses.

Gun show this weekend, and went to see things.  Found a number of bits & pieces needed/wanted, and marveled at the prices some people were asking.  More of the $70-90 bricks of .22 for instance, and some centerfire stuff about as bad.  However, I was able to replenish my stock of individual-size bags of antiseptic, burn gel and such, and picked up one of these

for the truck.  Have a light axe, but there are times something like this is real handy.  And one that would serve nicely as a falcata is a bonus.

Seems there's another 'Don't let terrorists buy guns!' poster

running around, which boils down to 'being put on a list by you don't know who or why should be enough to trash your rights; who needs a hearing or something?'.

People who wail and moan about being on lists really like putting people they don't like on them, don't they?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hmmm.... shooting pirates discourages piracy;

who could've foreseen such a thing?


Stupid.  Stupid, stupid, stupid.


The Obamites prove once again that they care more about their idiot games and sensitivities than they do about Americans' lives.


"Oh, that Pigford thing?  It really was a race-based theft scheme; sorry it took us at the NYEffingTimes a couple of years to really pay attention."


Senate and House Republicans are set to introduce a joint bill Friday that would significantly limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are permitted to purchase and stockpile over the next six months.

The bill, authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R., Okla.), comes as numerous lawmakers across Capitol Hill have expressed concern that certain federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are stockpiling high quantities of ammunition.
Yes, I know the arguments about it; if nothing else this is guaranteed to piss off the clowns at DHS.
Added:
Just ran across this:
Chaffetz, who chairs one of the House oversight subcommittees holding the hearing Thursday, revealed that the department currently has more than 260 million rounds in stock. He said the department bought more than 103 million rounds in 2012 and used 116 million that same year -- among roughly 70,000 agents.

Comparing that with the small-arms purchases procured by the U.S. Army, he said the DHS is churning through between 1,300 and 1,600 rounds per officer, while the U.S. Army goes through roughly 350 rounds per soldier. 

He noted that is "roughly 1,000 rounds more per person."
...
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who chairs the full Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he suspects rounds are being stockpiled, and then either "disposed of," passed to non-federal agencies, or shot "indiscriminately."
If Issa has or can get evidence of that, oh, that'll blow things open.

Way to go, Boston![/sarcasm]

Two unnamed U.S. officials have told the Associated Press that the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings was unarmed when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard.

The report contradicts the Boston police department's own account of Dzhokar Tsarnaev's capture on Friday - after commissioner Ed Davies described a firefight between him and officers before the terror suspect was captured.

The New York Times also said an M4 rifle had been found on the boat - another claim contradicted by the latest revelations.

Officers had originally said they had exchanged gunfire with Tsarnaev for more than one hour Friday evening before they were able to subdue him.
<But on Wednesday, the law enforcement officials told the AP that no gun was found aboard the vessel.
Oh, just effing wonderful. What else are they going to turn out to have lied about by the time this is over?

From another article:
Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials.

Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what prompted the gunfire.
I'll give you three guesses.
Law enforcement officials described the 30 minutes before the arrest of Tsarnaev as chaotic. One characterized it as “the fog of war” and said that in a highly charged atmosphere, one accidental shot could have caused what police call “contagious fire.”
Which translates to 'a bunch of people with military arms shooting because everybody else was'.  Which translates to 'lousy training and self-control'.

Considering this, it's lucky as hell they didn't kill some innocent citizens while kicking doors, screaming, and dragging people out of their homes.

But fear not!
“Law enforcement was placed in an extraordinarily dangerous situation,” said FBI spokesman Paul Bresson. “They were dealing with an individual who is alleged to have been involved in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. As if that’s not enough, there were indications of a carjacking, gunfire, an ambushed police officer and bombs thrown earlier. In spite of these extraordinary factors, they were able to capture this individual alive with no further harm to law enforcement. It was a tremendously effective outcome under dire circumstances.”
I will let you go over that one yourselves; my bullshit meter just pegged out.

As to why anyone would consider home-schooling,

If we want to talk about equality of opportunity for children, then the fact that children are raised in families means there’s no equality…. In order to raise children with equality, we musttake them away from families and communally raise them. –

Dr. Mary Jo Bane, Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services, 1993-1996; currently Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Police and Management, Harvard Kennedy School; quoted in “The Family: It’s Surviving and Healthy” by Dolores Barclay, Tulsa World, August 21, 1977. 




“We have never invested as much in public education, because we’ve always had a sort of private notion of children – your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of, `These are our children.’ So part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.”
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC


German school children as young as five were given a sex-education book giving graphic advice on how to put on a condom and how to achieve orgasms.
I seem to recall that home-schooling is flatly illegal in Germany; can't have parents getting in the way of socialist indoctrination, can they?


Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School.

The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer."

Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.

Crap like this just keeps coming out; if mine were still in school I'd either be watching every damn thing I could, or figuring how to teach them at home.
As was, found out that, especially near the end of the year, some teachers were using a VCR as a substitute teacher; showing Dante's Peak counted as geology, for instance...

Gee, why would we be bothered by someone like this

getting even MORE power?
An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, FoxNews.com has learned.
...
“First, he refused to make himself available for interviews with my staff and before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss Operation Fast and Furious,” Grassley said. “He also sent a video message to all ATF staff that many construed as a threat to whistle-blowers in the ATF.”
...
In February, several members of Congress called for an investigation made by the Milwaukee arm of the ATF after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a series of stories exposing an undercover sting operation that reportedly cost taxpayers thousands of dollars and netted few results. The unsuccessful sting resulted in a still-missing machine gun being taken from an agent’s car and angry residents saying that ATF officials reintroduced crime into their neighborhood.
Yeah, what's the problem with having someone like this is a position of more power, given new laws to screw people around with...




 One more politician who says vouchers are evil, that 'We have to support the public schools!' while sending his own kids to private schools.


Let's see, they were working at getting their staff and possibly themselves exemption from Obamacare because 'it'll be too expensive'; but after word gets out and people start yelling it's "Oh no, we're not doing that!"
Lying effing two-faced politicians.


Of course, the boss of DHS says that she and other officials can decide what laws will be enforced and it's nobody's business what they decide, too.



Countdown till Obama or Lautenberg want to ban remote-control toys...

Investigators said the two Boston Marathon bombs were triggered by long-range remote controls for toy cars — a more sophisticated design than originally believed — bolstering a theory that the older suspect received bomb-making guidance on his six-month trip to Russia last year.


More than 100 crucial gauges that warn of imminent flooding or lack of needed water will soon be shut down, as part of the federal government's automatic budget cuts.

U.S. Geological Survey officials tell The Associated Press that stream gauges will be shut down across the nation starting next month. Some are in the nine states threatened with sudden Spring flooding.
I dare anyone to tell me, with a straight face, that there's no crap somewhere that could be cut to cover this.
Of course, that would require this to actually be due to budget cuts, instead of cuts in the increase and such.


Lefties decrying the SPLC contributing to this violence in... never.
Family Research Council (FRC) officials released video of federal investigators questioning convicted domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II, who explained that he attacked the group’s headquarters because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identified them as a “hate group” due to their traditional marriage views.

“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups,” Corkins tells interrogators in the video, which FRC obtained from the FBI. “I found them online, did a little research, went to the website, stuff like that.”

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Yes, nerve agent was used in Syria;

Yes, that violates our red line; no, we don't want to do anything about it.  So we're saying that we need confirmation because(you ready?) OF WHAT BUSH DID."
Because Obama is real big on throwing out threats and lines in the sand, but when it's time to back them up, well, not so much.  So there's got to be some excuse other than "I don't know what to do, and if I did I would not WANT to do it."

Think I'm kidding?
"We are continuing to do further work to establish a definitive judgment as to whether or not the red line has been crossed and to inform our decision-making about what to do next," the official said. "If we reach a definitive determination that this red line has been crossed, based on credible, corroborated information, what we will be doing is consulting closely with our friends and allies and the international community more broadly, as well as the Syrian opposition, to determine what the best course of action is." 
Translation: "If we drag this out long enough maybe it'll go away.  And if not we can blame the allies for all the problems."


And I freakin' love this line: But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemical and what effect its apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it.
Hehehehe... the origins of the chemical in more ways than one, I'm thinking.  Though part of that they'd flat HATE to have confirmed if I'm right.

And, making this even more fun is our favorite horn-on-the-nose-jackass:
McCain, who has been advocating more intervention in Syria for years, called for arming the opposition, a step that the White House has resisted thus far(really?  Since when?), establishing a safe zone and taking proactive steps to ensure that the chemical weapons don’t fall into the wrong hands.

“It does not mean boots on the ground,” McCain said.
 No, of course not, we'll just take the step of (This is where the magic happens) and the stuff will either be destroyed("But they promised!") or just appear and be handed over to us...
Hey, we've got troops on the border NOW, so I'm sure- with the proper "It will make you look wonderful, Mr. President!"- it'd take damn little for us to wind up with boots on the ground.
Fucking wonderful.



Yeah, if the bad guy'd had a gun, somebody might've gotten hurt!

Oh, wait...
A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.
...
Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."
And then proceeded to beat him into the floor

Ah, Chicago...

The former (gang)chieftains, several of them ex-convicts, represented some of the most notorious gangs on the South and West Sides, including the Vice Lords, Gangster Disciples, Black Disciples, Cobras, Black P Stones, and Black Gangsters. Before the election, the gangs agreed to set aside decades-old rivalries and bloody vendettas to operate as a unified political force, which they called Black United Voters of Chicago. “They realized that if they came together, they could get the politicians to come to them,” explains Baskin.

The gang representatives were interested in electing aldermen sympathetic to their interests and those of their impoverished wards. As for the politicians, says Baskin, their interests essentially boiled down to getting elected or reelected. “All of [the political hopefuls] were aware of who they were meeting with,” he says. “They didn’t care. All they wanted to do was get the support.”
But it's honest people who own guns that are the big problem in the city.  Right.
• Most alarming, both law enforcement and gang sources say, is that some politicians ignore the gangs’ criminal activities. Some go so far as to protect gangs from the police, tipping them off to impending raids or to surveillance activities—in effect, creating safe havens in their political districts. And often they chafe at backing tough measures to stem gang activities, advocating instead for superficial solutions that may garner good press but have little impact.



To to along with perjury and lying to Congress not seeming to be a problem

when committed by fed officials,
Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks operated by AT&T and other Internet service providers, a practice that might otherwise be illegal under federal wiretapping laws.
The secret legal authorization from the Justice Department originally applied to a cybersecurity pilot project in which the military monitored defense contractors' Internet links. Since then, however, the program has been expanded by President Obama to cover all critical infrastructure sectors including energy, healthcare, and finance starting June 12. ...
 Like Insty says, laws are for the little people.


The dirtbag was on a terrorist database more than a year before the bombing(Napolitano lied), there was no gunfight at the boat(if this is correct the police lied; why?); so when do all these clowns stop lying to us?


The so-called “voluntary lock-down” in Watertown — a more appropriate phrase might be “martial law” — offered a chilling spectacle for anyone who cherishes his personal freedom. Remember the Fourth Amendment? That guaranteed that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” Yet in Watertown, platoons of heavily armed police in combat gear went from house to house, guns drawn, banging down doors, screaming at people to come out of their own houses with their hands on their head. There were “a lot of big guns pointed at us,” said one Watertown resident. Several news outlets used the word “surreal” to describe this concentrated display of the coercive power of the state. What worries me is not that it is “surreal” but that it is, increasingly, all too real. And to what end? As Matthew Feeeney of Reason pointed out, Dzhokar Tsarnaev was caught after the lockdown was lifted and a homeowner stepped outside for a cigarette and noticed blood on his boat. The shock and awe show of intimidating police force might have made for dramatic TV, but it didn;t get the bad guy. An alert private citizen was the instrument of that coup.
"Yeah, we violated the hell out of the Constitution we swore to uphold; shut up, this was an EMERGENCY!"



Still not thrilled with worrying about all this crap, but

the pressure of the "I haven't said anything!" backup says I have to anyway.  So.
'Yeah, Obama lied; we knew each other for years, we worked together, our wives worked together.'  The terrorist will admit it, Obama still won't.
Speaking of which, if you didn't know Redford's latest movie is a load of crap about this "Let's kill a lot of people" terrorist(he's really a 'activist', don't you know).


Wirecutter(I think) had a link to this the other day, possible situations for future terrorist attacks.
Do you know who Juval Aviv is? He was Golda Meir’s bodyguard and the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie ‘ Munich ‘ was based. Golda Meir appointed him to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games. In a lecture in New York City a few weeks ago, Aviv shared information that EVERY American needs to know, but that our government has not yet shared with us.
I don't think any of this is really new; having it all gathered up this way might be, updated for the most recent stuff.


Clearly, some observers fear ordinary Americans more than they do terrorists; they fret more over how dangerously unintelligent and hateful Yanks will respond to bombings than they do over the bombings themselves. But where is this Islamophobic mob? Where are these marauding Muslim-haters undergoing a post-Boston freakout? They are a figment of liberal observers’ imaginations.
Much like "They ARE right-wing murderers, and we'll prove it no matter how much we have to lie!"


A: GE(home of nasty-level Obama-kiss-ass cronyism and military contractor) says it can't finance gun businesses anymore.
B: Don't you just love this crap? There are several independent companies that provide financing for gun purchases, including some that tout things like "No Credit Check Financing." You have to wonder if we're better off pushing gun financing out of GE Capital and into the shadows.
Yeah, if it's not done by GE it's 'into the shadows'.  Carney, you're a tool.


Any clown who give support for this should be fired.
And if Obamacare is so damned wonderful, why are these weasels trying to get exemptions from it?
Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said.
Miserable, corrupt, two-faced little bastards.  "Oh, our aides and staff would have money troubles, and we'd lose them!  We must have some special treatment!"  Fuck you, one and all; if it's good enough to shove down our throats, you damn well have to live with it too.


Let's see, this clown has no problem with throwing your medical records open for 'safety' reasons, but "You can't know about the terrorist being on welfare, there are privacy concerns!"


There's been a lot of noise about a Saudi national who may/may not be implicated in the Boston bombing; some of the current.




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What? Clinton's testimony was 'incorrect'?

Who could have imagi- oh hell, ALL of us.
CBS: Five House Committees (Armed Svcs, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Intel, Oversight) released interim report on Benghazi. 

Congressional Report: Secy Clinton's testimony to Congress was incorrect when claiming she was unaware of certain Benghazi security requests

Cong Report: Secy Clinton signed an 4/12 State Dept cable acknowledging then-Amb Cretz's formal request for additional security assets

Cong Report: but Clinton ordered the withdrawal of elements to proceed as planned.
Secy Clinton testified in Jan. 2013 "I didn't see those requests. They didn't come to me. I didn't approve them. I didn't deny them."

Cong Report:White House/SState Dept. Officials Altered Talking Points to protect State Dept. from criticism for inadequate security levels.
That's Atkisson's timeline for her article; Ace has a link to a Breitbart post with a lot more.


The women almost killed by LAPD finally got a settlement; now how about the guy they rammed and shot at?


Oh yeah, the cops should have only used minimal PC-Approved levels of force to catch a couple of terrorists during a running gunfight involving explosives...
Prof. O'Brien, you are a friggin' idiot.


More like him, please:
Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a conservative author, activist and the president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), has a message for Muslim Americans: Step up to the plate and work diligently to combat Islamism and extremism. Jasser spoke with TheBlaze this week about his reaction to the Boston Marathon terror attack and his views on steps that should be taken within Islamic circles to prevent further extremism.

Tab clearing while I break from the !)#*%& cleaning

"What difference does it make why they did it?!?"
Along the same lines as "What does it matter?", isn't it?


"Every time the people managing your pension plan make a move, you will lose money; but it's ok because it's for maintaining fairness!"


"We need to stop worrying about that Bill of Rights, it gets in the way of our safety!"
It should be noted that Bloomberg hasn't cared about the BoR for years.


Show kids, wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers, get arrested for 'weapons in school'.


Another "I support the 2nd Amendment but-" group.



Two things about this crap:

As Insty notes, apparently 'My body, my choice' only counts if your choice is to do what the leftists want.
The other: These numbers merely confirm what many of us already knew: that elite institutions are training grounds for the future elite. Instead of acting simply as educational institutions they also serve as pathways to power.
I submit that this is part of the damn problem: go to one of these schools and it doesn't matter if you're an incompetent jerk with a degree in gender studies who can't actually DO anything but annoy; the school and other graduates will help you into the pathways of power solely because you went to their school.
While someone who went to, say, a state college and knows how things actually WORK and has real skills is dismissed, solely because of the school he went to.
That, people, is PART OF THE PROBLEM, not a good thing.


How bad is that collection of idiocy the NY legislature passed and Howler signed in the dark of night?  This bad:
So much so that, last week, the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association issued a statement distancing troopers from Cuomo and warning of public resentment toward law enforcement since the gun law’s passage.
“The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage,” the State Police PBA said. “We urge the citizens of New York State to remember that troopers are simply tasked with the lawful mandate to enforce the laws of the state, regardless of their personal opinion of such laws.”
...
The message from the troopers echoes the sentiments of the New York State Sheriffs Association, which has said its members “strongly believe that modifications are needed to clarify the intent of some of these new provisions and that revisions are needed to allow sheriffs to properly enforce the law in their counties.”


Afterthoughts on Boston:
As I listened to the police scanner during the Boston manhunt, I wasn’t thinking about “police all over the place” in the “personal security guard” sense that Feinstein seemed to be implying.
Instead, I imagined a mother huddled in the nursery with her baby. Her husband is out of town and she is also listening to the police scanner, praying the terrorist doesn’t burst through her back door.
I imagined an 85-year-old World War II veteran living alone. He fought the Nazis on foot across Europe and his government just instructed him to “shelter-in-place.” He turns out the lights in his home and hunches over his radio waiting for updates though the long night.
I wondered if they could protect themselves if the worst happened.
In the middle of that night listening to the Boston police scanner, I evolved.
I realized right then that if I were holed up in my house while a cold-blooded terrorist roamed my neighborhood, I wouldn’t want to be a sitting duck with only a deadbolt lock between me and an armed intruder.But that's what Feinstein & Co. want you to be.


Right now it's cold outside, they're talking about lows tonight right at freezing(which is damn late in April for around here) and I really need to clean up this room.  So no more annoyance for you for now.
From me, at least.

I know other people have dealt with that idiot Sirota,

like the gentleman here, but I think I'll throw in my bit:
I'm just going to cover one thing:
“White privilege is knowing that even if the Boston Marathon bomber turns out to be white, his or her identity will not result in persons like yourself being singled out for suspicion by law enforcement, or the TSA, or the FBI.

White privilege is knowing that even if the bomber turns out to be white, no one will call for your group to be profiled as terrorists as a result, subjected to special screening, or threatened with deportation.” and could just be classified as a nutbar with a long list of other nutbars who according to him were all ‘white’."
Sirota, you're either deaf, dumb and blind or willfully a liar.  Every lefty 'journalist' from Tingles Matthews to that racist clown Toure immediately profiled everybody on the conservative/libertarian side; every gun owner, everybody who ever attended a tea party rally or is sympathetic toward.  ALL OF US are constantly profiled by you and much of the left. 

'Oh', he might say, 'so you're admitting the right is WHITE!'  No, the right is made up of all kinds of people; YOU are the dismissive fools who call every black on our side an Uncle Tom or house nigger(you usually use the less-offensive 'negro', but not all of you) and dismiss them as not counting.  Same  as you do everyone on the right who's not white.

Borrowing from the same things Williamson wrote about, I've been profiled by socialists as 'wanting women to die of no health care' because I said I don't want to pay for the abortions and bills of some slut like Fluke; profiled as a rich white guy(and where the hell she got 'rich'...) who 'only wants to be on top so I can shit on everyone below me'; profiled as a homophobe(and possibly closet homosexual) because I pointed out that many opponents of gay marriage have serious arguments; and we've all dealt with the 'you don't care about dead children, you insurrectionist bastard!' crap for not wanting the government to trash a part of the Constitution, and saying "Yes, those clowns in DC HAVE to obey the law, the most basic of which is the Constitution."

And let's not pass over every gun bigot and hoplophobe out there remotely diagnosing us as having small-penis syndrome and other such problems because- gasp!- we own arms.

So, Mr. Sirota, you can take your ill-reasoned(if I may misuse the word that way) pile of crap, fold it to eight corners and shove it up your ass.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Another full post borrowed

from the Dutchman; this is the one he gave April 20:
My name is Mike Vanderboegh and I'm a smuggler. I am from the great free state of Alabama and I am a Three Percenter.
If you need to pigeonhole my politics I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I believe in free men, free markets, the rule of law under the Founder's Republic and that the Constitution extends to everyone regardless of race, creed, color or religion.
I most especially believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms as the ultimate guarantor of liberty.
I have also been called a "seditionist" by members of the current regime. If faithfully fulfilling my oath to the Founders' Republic and unrelenting hostility to those who would undermine and overthrow it makes me a "seditionist" then I cheerfully plead guilty.
The Three Percent movement I founded has been denounced by that paragon of moral virtue Bill Clinton and I am a perennial "honorable mention" on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of dangerous folks. I have even been the subject of an eighteen and a half minute rant by Rachel Madcow on MSNBC and the current Attorney General of the United States knows -- and despises -- me by name because of the Fast and Furious scandal that, with my friend David Codrea, I broke the news of on the Internet. Eric Holder would not be surprised to know that the feeling is mutual.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls me an "insurrectionist" because I don't believe, as they do, in a government monopoly of violence, but rather in a literal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment as a bulwark against tyranny. Well, as my friend Kurt Hofmann says, "It is better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable" and I suppose my remarks here today will only reinforce my enemies' opinions of me. I think I can bear the burden.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, but also of the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 and that of the Branch Davidians at Waco fifty years later to the day -- two examples of what happens when governments exercise a monopoly of violence.
It is proper, then, to contemplate the lessons of the date in history -- April 19th -- then, now and in the near future. What I say now I say with reluctance, sadness and not a little bit of dread, but say it I must.
FOR SILENCE IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY IMPLIES CONSENT -- AND I DO NOT CONSENT!
Neither do I believe that you consent, for you would not be here today if you did. But what I say is not easy to say nor easy to hear and many of you will not like it.
"An unconstitutional law is void." So says the standard legal text American Jurisprudence. That is certainly true. The tricky part is how we are to make that point when the local, state and federal executive and legislative branches as well as the courts are in the hands of the domestic enemies of the Constitution. Every one who is currently trying to take away your right to arms starts out by saying "I support the 2nd Amendment." Let me tell you a home truth from Alabama -- Barack Obama supports the 2nd Amendment about as much as Adolf Hitler appreciated Jewish culture, or Joe Stalin believed in individual liberty. Believe what politicians do, not what they say.
So what shall we do about this current spate of tyranny breaking out all over?
The facsimile of a semi-automatic pistol that some of you hold in your hands was smuggled into your state from the South. Manufactured in Georgia, trans-shipped to Alabama, it came across your state line in the trunk of a car. The fact that the authorities of your state have not yet banned "sponge guns" is immaterial. It could as easily been a whole trunk full of real pistols. Indeed, before this year no one thought that other firearms and related items would ever be banned -- but they have been. No one thought that the authorities of your state would pass laws making criminals out of the previously law-abiding -- but they did. If they catch you violating their unconstitutional laws, they will -- when they please -- send armed men to work their will upon you. And people -- innocent of any crime save the one these tyrants created -- will die resisting them.
Yet despite the cost, these unconstitutional laws MUST be resisted. For if not now, when? And if not us, who? This is no longer a "slippery slope" leading to firearm registration and eventual confiscation -- it is a precipice that some states have already plunged over and that the federal government threatens to follow. Arrests are happening NOW. When, if not now, shall we resist? Will we allow ourselves to be shoved back once again, from the free exercise of our God-given, natural and inalienable rights to liberty? -- Shoved back once more, muttering but compliant?
THAT IS HOW WE GOT TO THIS PLACE --- WE NEVER SHOVED BACK WHEN WE COULD DO SO WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Where does it stop? When we are all disarmed slaves?
The Founders knew how to answer such tyranny. When Captain John Parker -- one of the three percent of American colonists who actively took the field against the King during the Revolution -- mustered his Minutemen on Lexington Green, it was in a demonstration of ARMED civil disobedience. He might have retreated at the British approach, but he didn't. He might have ordered his men to lay down their arms, but he didn't. His defiance was silent but plainly stated. A veteran of the French and Indian War, he did not want a war. He knew intimately the horrors of war. BUT HE ALSO KNEW THAT SOME THINGS ARE WORSE THAN WAR. The British could not tolerate his silent defiance -- and someone fired a shot.
But even before the shot heard 'round the world, the colonists understood their weaknesses and their military needs and did something about it. They smuggled. They smuggled Dutch gunpowder and French flints. They smuggled tents and uniform cloth and artillery and ammunition. Boston was the high headquarters of anti-British smuggling and John Hancock was its prime minister. Connecticut was a small empire built on patriotic smuggling. The colonists knew what to do and they did it, regardless of the risk -- regardless of all the King's ministers and the King's soldiery.
They defied the King. They resisted his edicts. They evaded his laws and they smuggled. Lord above, did they smuggle.
Now we find ourselves in a similar situation. The new King Barack and his minions have determined to disarm us. We must determine to resist them.
No one wants a new civil war (except, apparently, the anti-constitional tyrants who passed these laws and the media toadies who cheer them on) but one is staring us in the face. Yes, a civil war is staring us in the face. To think otherwise is to whistle past the graveyard of our own history. We must, if we wish to avoid armed conflict, get this message across to the collectivists who have declared their appetites for our liberty, our property and our lives --
WHEN DEMOCRACY TURNS TO TYRANNY, THE ARMED CITIZEN STILL GETS TO VOTE.
Just like King George, such people will not care, nor modify their behavior, by what you say, no matter how loudly or in what numbers you say it. They will only pay attention to what you DO.
So defy them. Resist their laws. Evade them. Smuggle in what they command you not to have. Only by our ACTS will they be impressed. Then, if they mean to have a civil war, they will at least have been informed of the unintended consequences of their tyrannical actions. Again I say --
Defy. Resist. Evade. Smuggle. If you wish to stay free and to pass down that freedom to your children's children you can do no less than to become the lawbreakers that they have unconstitutionally made of you. Accept that fact. Embrace it. And resolve to be the very best, most successful lawbreakers you can be.
One last thing before I go. On Thursday I smuggled a half-dozen 30 round AR-15 standard capacity magazines into Connecticut in deliberate disobedience of the new state diktat.
So to Martin Looney, Mike Williams, Larry Cafarro and John McKinney I'd like to say this:
I JUST COMMITTED A "D" CLASS FELONY, YOU TYRANNICAL MORONS -- PROVE IT -- WHICH YOU CAN'T -- AND CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.
And I'll tell you something else. When the new ammo restrictions go into effect the first week of July, I'll be back -- with two full crates of 7.62x39 ball ammunition and I will transfer said ammunition into the hands of a Connecticut citizen without the state's permission or paperwork.
And after I break their unconstitutional laws again, I'll be sitting in Frank Pepe's Pizza down in New Haven waiting for Looney and Company to come arrest me --
ANY TIME THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE IT STICK AND FEEL FROGGY ENOUGH TO TRY.
Thank you.

Range day

and a couple of observations:
One: it's amazing the groups you can shoot when the target is blurry but the sights are sharp.
Remembered to take the reading glasses along, and while performing the second stage of an experiment(I'll get to that below) changed to them.  The target's blurry, but the sights sharp and clear, and that equals nice, tight groups.

The experiment:
I've got a mold that throws 160-grain semi-wadcutters for .38/.357.  Casts beautiful bullets, but I've ALWAYS had lead fouling with them, no matter the load.  Not horrible, but after 20-30 rounds it's a pain to clean the bore and get it all out.

Short time ago was checking reviews on the Checkmaker, and ran across a guy who mentioned that for mild-to-moderate pistol loads he used the light cardboard used to support shirt collars in the package; punch out discs that are a snug fit into the case, put them on top of the powder and then seat the bullet. 

Cheap and easy to try, so...

Found a cheap set of hollow punches at a local store, machined one out to cut the proper size discs, and gave it a try: about forty rounds fired, and just a trace of fouling.  And instead of the 'scrub and cuss' mess it was 'scrub with a couple of wet patches, let it set a while, then a couple of dry' cleanup.

So tried it again today: 36 rounds, same result.  I used a box that contained envelopes for the paper, seems to have worked well.  Only thing that caught notice while firing- not really a problem- was the smell of burned paper.  Couldn't see any remains in front of me, so either they burned completely or were just to far away or shredded to see.

I've got another cartridge I want to try this in.  I don't think it can replace gas checks for higher-velocity loads, but if it'll work for the mild stuff, well, that's very nice.


No, do not have a Checkmaker; still looking at reviews and deciding if it'd be worth it.

"In the Holy Name of Diversity, we must screw over any white males

who apply.  Or anyone else who doesn't fit my template."
I hope a whole bunch of people are talking to lawyers as we speak.


We have two choices here: either Suzanne is a liar, or she's a friggin' idiot.
Could be either; not good in either case.




Who your college dollars are paying the checks of

The first public event was held on March 28 at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Roughly 150 people packed the meeting room; most were faculty, although others were activists and members of organizations affiliated with the state’s progressive community. Eight panelists, from Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, and N.C. Central, spoke briefly; the moderators were Lisa Levenstein of UNC-Greensboro and Jacquelyn Dowd Hall of UNC-Chapel Hill, both history professors.
...
For, despite suggestions to the contrary, this event was purely partisan; there was no discussion of specific higher education policies, nor was there a single word by any panelist or crowd member that deviated from opinions common to the left wing of the Democratic Party. The event was an attack on the Republican legislature, nothing more. Some participants threw around so much hyperbolic rhetoric and falsehoods stated as fact that their own fitness as professorial models deserves to be closely examined.


So the FBI says "We talked to the guy, and we didn't see anything to worry about."  Even after the trip.  Except
He also noted that "we should have known after signing the May 26 agreement that it would mean the Chechens would start to target us co-equally with the Russians. Somebody dropped the ball, failed to do the math." All of this is informed speculation at this point, but law enforcement agencies should quickly determine whether the U.S. needs to be on high alert against Chechen terrorism.
Well, I wonder if the EffingBI might have had more time to worry about actual threats if they were spending less time worrying about those nasty tea party people and gun owners and anyone else who doesn't fit the proper progressive mold?


Once more, "Let's vote on this before anyone actually reads it; don't worry about the details, we'll take care of them..."
Not like a big immigration bill could have any surprises, right?


This is painful:
That's right Erin. They look like typical college kids. Just like Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Kathy Boudin did, 40 years ago.


This is obviously unpossible; the People's Republic of MA does not allow subjects to have a gun without a license!
Damn; when a terrorist won't obey the gun laws, it's just terrible, isn't it?


Sunday, April 21, 2013

So captured Taliban or al Queda on the battlefield get their Miranda rights,

but the FBI can skip that on the bomber?
Isn't is wonderful?

Speaking of demented hoplophobes and gun bigots,

Go to this at Robb's.  Check the post he links to.  Read the comments.

We're supposed to consider these people reasonable, only wanting common-sense 'reform'?

Magboy, you're  a fucking moron.  I'd bet you'd have no problem with camps and, oh, let's call them 'permanent solutions' as long as it targeted people who won't bow down to what you want.
The others?  You think they'd settle for anything less than 'the next step to a total ban'?  I don't.

Erin has something to say.

It involves bad language.

It's good.