Saturday, November 18, 2006

And just because I like it,

Found via Michelle Malkin

Blackfive got a screed from a islamist

and takes it apart section by section. One of the points he makes:
9. You said, "I am sure you are all for exterminating the Persians - every single one of them due to US paranoia." NO. I am for exterminating anyone who insists that their religion or their national pride or paranoia demands they kill 4 million Americans because we don't believe in God the same way you do, or we want our women to wear bikinis, go to school, have jobs, make their own decisions instead of only doing what their husband says, and make money on their own if they want to. Your country's mullahs demand obedience and mistreat your entire population. You incite hatred against everyone else, but never against your own people for the atrocities they commit in the name of God. That is bad form in the civilized world. Since Persia used to be so enlightened, you should know that. It is not America who beats your children, breaking their arms under cars when they date someone Dad doesn't like. It is not America who hangs 16 yr old girls for blasphemy. It is not America who stones women for adultery. It is not America who allows women to be beaten just because their old man had a bad hair day. It is not America who imprisons and beats and kills foreigners for taking photos of things they aren't supposed to see. It is Iran and Islam. And I am for killing anyone who tries to force that mentality upon me, my family, or my country.

Read it, it's good

Please note that Project Valor-IT

has surpassed the goal set.

I'm going to leave that on the sidebar a while: I like seeing it.

Among the reasons we're endangered

Political correctness:
A questioner at an international gathering of editors I attended in Edinburgh in May suggested that blame for the murders of journalists in Iraq — most of them Iraqi — rested with President Bush's refusal to acknowledge the Geneva Conventions.
He started by referring to an anti-Semitic passage in the New Testament — which passed without comment. But when he began to list the passages in the Koran that denigrate Jews, describing them as monkeys and pigs, the panelists went ballistic. One of them, Madeline Bunting of the Guardian, put her hand over the microphone and said words to the effect, "I am not going to sit here and listen to any criticisms of Muslims." She was cheered, and not one of the journalists in the audience from right or left uttered a word about free speech — not hate speech, mind you, but free speech of a moderate nature

Abject stupidity:
So I looked deeply back into her eyes and said, "Mrs Corrie, don't you experience any cognitive dissonance in talking about a place which has been a Jewish pilgrimage site for centuries, that is supposed to be the tomb of one of the Biblical matriarchs, in the heart of Jewish Biblical country, and telling me 'it's on Palestinian land?" And she said "But it is Palestinian land! According to International Law! You know, they had all those resolutions at the UN and even the US agrees that it's Palestinian land . . . ."

Toleration of the enemy:
"There were words like 'kill,' then I saw it said 'destroy America,'" Eric Herrera said.

As they read on, students found the puzzle contained a paragraph that contained the following phrases:

*"Sharon killed a lot of innocent people," a possible reference to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

*"Palestine is not a terrorist group."

*"Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable."

Idiot/crooked/"I want to be here for life" politicians:
Conyers has also masterminded House Resolution 288, which condemns “religious intolerance” but clearly singles out Islam as needing special protection from such criticism. It states that “it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form,” and “calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.” The bill was referred to the House subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2005, but Conyers, as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, could rescue it from legislative oblivion.

Idiot/stupid/corrupt law enforcement:
Two Boston men who spent 30 years in prison for an underworld slaying they did not commit are suing the federal government after the FBI withheld evidence that would have cleared them to protect an informant.

More PC idiocy:
Of all the programs in the San Francisco Unified School District, JROTC
has brought discipline and self respect to many young people through out
the years. Yet on the news I see a Cindy Sheehan wannabe call those that
have gone through the program as being trained to be "occupiers" and
"murderers". (I wonder what that woman really thinks about the program!)

Elitism in LE:
Columbus State Community College (Ohio) President Val Moeller doesn’t want guns on her campus. Understandable -- when it comes to the institution’s civilian faculty and nearly 23,000 students -- but extremely controversial when you realize that Moeller’s resolve to maintain a firearms-free environment extends to the sworn officers who make up the college’s police force.

Judicial/Prosecutorial idiocy:
"Take that concealed weapon permit and turn it in to the Sheriff's Office - you don't need it," Judge Ammons said. "If the gun is returned to you, go sell it. You don't need it."

More crooked cops protected by other cops:

An Illinois State Police master sergeant has been charged with official misconduct and home invasion after he allegedly barged into a woman's apartment and hit a man with his gun...Knezevich is still being paid pending the results of the case...Authorities said he used a law enforcement database to get information on one of the alleged victims...

Dammit, I was ticked off about something before I started digging up this crap.

Friday, November 17, 2006

I hate this

Have to wait around the house hoping for a delivery. Maybe.
Have to stay offline because also expecting a call. Hopefully.

First means can't go anywhere, and there's stuff I need to do. Second means just time to do this out of frustration because it ties up the damn line.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

On the fox guarding the chicken house...

A leading member of an extremist Islamic group is working as a senior official at the Home Office, it has emerged.

Abid Javaid is a 'senior executive officer' in the IT department at the scandal-hit Immigration and Nationality Directorate which processes tens of thousands of asylum and visa applications every year.

But he is also an activist in the fundamentalist Islamic group Hizb-ut Tahrir which believes in a worldwide Islamic state under Shariah law.

This is despite Tony Blair calling for the group to be banned last year.

The article is here, found it through Little Green Footballs

Was listening to Glenn Beck this morning,

and he had a guy from the 'Islamic Thinkers Society' on near the end. Asking him about the chants of 'the real Holocaust is on its way' and stuff about mushroom clouds and Israel going away his society was doing.

His answers to everything boiled down to
Sharia law will solve everything
The muslim flag will fly over the White House
Israel would help save the world by going away
Israel is the primary cause of all bad things in the world, etc.

He did NOT want to answer just where the mushroom cloud was coming from, other than referencing it to gods' doing of course.

One thing I don't think me meant to say was when Beck asked him something about the U.S. flag he referred to it as 'your flag'. And got first evasive and then defiant when called on it.

Always interesting to hear from the enemy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

And one more bit from Britain today,

found through a post at the Sandmonkey. At a place called Reconquista the owner plotted some information on sex crimes in different areas of London, primarily between areas predominantly muslim and areas predominantly of other religeons. I haven't had time to go through all of it, but it's worth a look.

I may have to take back that hope about Britain

When I posted about that nursery school, the Panday pointed me to this absolutely horrific article.

This autumn is likely to see an extension of parenting orders that can force parents to attend parenting classes so that they can be used on the say so of local councils against parents.

For the first time, parenting orders are likely to be directed against parents whose children have committed no criminal offence.

The threat of action against parents who fail to sing nursery rhymes was unveiled by Mrs Hughes as she gave the first details of Mr Blair's 'national parenting academy', a body that will train teachers, psychologists and social workers to intervene in the lives of families and become the 'parenting workforce'.

Not enough?

The call for state intervention in the minute details of family life followed a series of Labour efforts to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve educational standards by imposing rigorous controls on the lives of the youngest children.

Mrs Hughes has established a national curriculum to set down how babies are taught to speak in childcare from the age of three months.

Her efforts have gone alongside a push by other ministers to determine exactly how parents treat their children down to how they should brush their teeth.

Tony Blair has backed the idea of 'fasbos' - efforts to identify and correct the lives of children who are likely to fail even before they are born - and new laws to compel parents to attend parenting classes are on the way.

The polite response delivered:
Critics of Government family policies condemned the 'nursery rhyme' intervention plan as intrusive and arrogant yesterday.

Jill Kirby of the centre right think tank Centre for Policy Studies said: 'This is the micro-management of family life.

'They have told us the books that our children should read and how to brush their teeth. Now they tell us what we should sing to them.

'This is what happens when a government has failed to do anything at all about the real problems of family breakdown, fatherless families and neglect of children. It is setting about wasting its time and our money.'

The proper response would be more on the line of "You socialist bastards have screwed things up enough. We're getting the pitchforks, tar, feathers and rails."

Or just shooting them. 'down to how they brush their teeth'? Good God.

And for president, by the way,

I'd suggest voting for Candidate Dog

First opinion on the Dillon press

I wish I'd bought one years ago.

I had ordered some primer pickup tubes which came in a few days ago, and I finally had time to set up the press, adjust the powder measure, tweak the seating and crimping dies for my loads. I just loaded 100 rounds of .45acp, with all operations- depriming/sizing, primer seating, powder, bullet seating and crimping- done continuously, and it's bloody wonderful. Not a hitch running the thing, and I just cycled some of the loads through my Kimber with no problems(not the same as firing, but I don't want to upset the neighbors).

Do get the primer pickup tubes. Makes charging the primer magazine fast & easy. You might also get one of their primer flipper trays: I don't have one now, but one of these days I will; it's not as nice as the pickup tubes(I'm guessing, I worked around it ok) but it would be a nice thing to have.

It is a new set of motions to learn, so start off slow and get them right. Biggest problem I had- and it only happened twice- is priming. When you pull the lever back up from the resizing step it rotates the shell holder to the next stage(priming/charging) and at the end of the stroke you then have to push the handle up just a bit further; that's where the ram pushes up to seat the primer. I didn't do that twice, which meant getting out the bullet puller to remove the bullet and dump the powder and put the cases back through.

So far, that's about it. Read the book and take it slow, and it works great. Once the first full cycle has gone through you just
put a fired case in the first position,
put a bullet in the charged case in position three,
pull the handle, then push up
and another loaded cartridge pops out the side.
Literally pops out; there's a spring that kicks the finished round out into a chute that drops it into a bin.

Kevin was right, I like it.

It does address one of the problems that keeps a lot of people- Kim du Toit for instance- from handloading: time. It does take time, especially if you cast your own bullets for some things. And when you've got kids at home- let alone home-schooling- you don't have a whole lot of free time. The ammo I shoot the most of, the handgun stuff, this will really speed up.

The single-stage will still be handy. Some ammo, like the Auto Rim for the Webley and the .38S&W I don't run through enough- at this point, at least- to make it worth spending about $75 for Dillon dies for this press. And the rifle ammo won't fit in this thing, so unless I pick up a 550 or something later on, one step at a time for it. If I can pick up that Johnson powder measure later on it'll speed up the rifle a lot as the most time-consuming part of it is measuring the powder.

So it's a good rig, and it'll get a lot of use.

I'd seen this opinion about Darfur a while back

and I think it's worth putting up this link to where it's posted at The High Road. One excerpt:

"We at Amnesty International are not going to condone escalation of the flow of arms to the region," said Trish Katyoka, director of Africa Advocacy. "You are empowering (the victims) to create an element of retaliation.

"Whenever you create a sword-fight by letting the poor people fight back and give them the arms, it creates an added element of complexity. You do not know what the results could be."

But we do know what they are now.

Self-defense could exacerbate the situation, Katyoka said. "Fighting fire with fire is not a solution to the genocide. It is a dangerous proposition to arm the minorities to fight back."

Better they should be slaughtered.

Katyoka hopes the United Nations can do something -- someday -- to stop the killing. She also hopes Sudan's leaders are charged with crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court. But at this rate, will there be any eyewitnesses left to testify?

As has been pointed out, the same people screaming and bitching because we took out Saddam, are screaming and bitching because we aren't sending troops to Sudan. Ain't it interesting?

How do I hate Jimmy Carter?

Let us count another way

Ran across this review of his latest book. Read it. The bias toward the Palestinians and various dictators in general and against Israel is flat amazing.

“When I met with Yasir Arafat in 1990, he stated, ‘The PLO has never advocated the annihilation of Israel. The Zionists started the ‘drive the Jews into the sea’ slogan and attributed it to the PLO. In 1969, we said we wanted to establish a democratic state where Jews, Christians, and Muslims can all live together. The Zionists said they do not choose to live with any people other than Jews’

“When I asked Arafat about the purposes of the PLO, he seemed somewhat taken aback that I needed to ask such a question. He gave me a pamphlet that stated, “The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is the national liberation movement of the Palestinian people….”

Yeah, them there Zionists, they's responsible for everything, ain't they.

Monday, November 13, 2006

A sign of hope from Britain

For kids, anyway

Most of their day is spent outside, even when the rain is falling. The 20 pupils come inside only for breaks and the rest of the time are allowed to roam, to make dens, mud pies and explore.
"Some nurseries say 'Let's go indoors, it's raining'. But we say 'Come on, let's go and splash in the puddles.' " Experts have long argued that school-age children should be allowed to take risks during play but there has been a growing trend for schools and local authorities to curb their chances of adventure for fear of being sued if an accident happens.

Farley is unusual in that it is embracing outdoor play for pre-school children as the route to early learning. Children are allowed to go inside whenever they want, but seldom choose to. During a full day from 8.00am to 6pm, they might only go inside for lunch and two "snack" breaks. The only weather the babies will not allowed out in is fog, said Mrs Palmer, because it is bad for their chests.

Expect the usual suspects to start screaming any time. Children being allowed to play outside? And get dirty? And learn without a computer sitting in front of them? Why, next thing you know they'll be learning to make decisions on their own!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Climate change BS part 2

is here at the Telegraph site.

One key note about the religeous zealots on this mess:On Thursday, Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, compared climate sceptics to advocates of Islamic terror. Neither, she said, should have access to the media.

"Freedom of speech my ass, I don't like what you say"