Saturday, March 05, 2011

Further demonstration of why I'd never live in the People's Republic of MA

And there you were, thinking that micro-stamping was the be-all, end-all of the government’s attempts to keep track of personal firearms. Nope. It’s micro-tracking. The latest affront to gun rights and privacy is on the table, again, courtesy of the Big Brothers in the Bay State. State Senator Andrew Petruccelli has re-introduced a bill calling for a commission to study GPS tracking for firearms. I’ve belled the Senator’s office. No joy. He might call back. He might not. The text of the bill reads as follows . . .
Yes, those merry socialist bastards aren't satisfied with pushing microstamping, oh no, they want a friggin' chip on your gun so they can track it.

Wonder how long before they want all gun owners chipped?

Keith points out the BBC has noticed Gunwalker,

and the report seems oddly biased toward BATFE and the JD.

I wonder why...

Friday, March 04, 2011

I do tend to think they might have had to damp out the sound

of his teeth grinding as he said this.

Couple of other thoughts:
Thank whatever deity you have fond thoughts of our founders didn't trust ANYONE or any single arm of government to be given overall power.
Can the Pres of Mexico veto a part of their Constitution? Or did the reporter not understand how ours works?
Don't you just love that the reporter basically blames us for all the dead Mexicans?

Pic stol- borrowed from Rob

Oh, just freaking wonderful: some pieces of actual history,

some 'lost' and some destroyed.

Damn these people.

Gunwalker and DHS lying about their rules

First, from Uncle,
There were rumors that the border agent that was killed had a bean bag gun. The government denied those rumors. Except that they’re true. Also, who really thought it was a good idea to send someone to the violent sections of the border armed with a glorified paintball gun?
There you have both the initial idiocy of the rules given these Border Patrol agents, and that Napolitano & Co. flat lied publicly about it. Just like they've flat lied about some things in the Gunwalker mess, both in public generally and directly to legislators investigating this.

Second, CBS has covered the "We need to put out good stories to cover up the bad" memo at BATFE:
We've had ongoing requests for information and on camera interviews with both ATF and the Department of Justice since prior to our first report which aired Feb. 22.

A similar lack of response has been reported by Senator Charles Grassley, who has asked for documents and briefings from ATF.

Now, we learn that after our Feb. 22 report, ATF's Chief Public Affairs officer sent an all-call internal memo to ATF Public Information Officers in an effort to "lessen the coverage of such stories in the news cycle by replacing them with good stories about ATF."

One of the lines of that memo that kind of jumps out when you think about it:
At the time, the memo noted "Fortunately, the CBS story has not sparked any follow up coverage by mainstream media and seems to have fizzled."
Makes you think the BATFE and DOJ people involved are really hoping the rest of the major media will keep ignoring this. Our major media being, for the most part, the partisan little hack excuses for reporters they are, they're trying, but the word is out. And we've got to do our part in spreading all this around.

How the Brady group actually sees you

In any event, it's nice to know that the antis view us as not only terrorists, but WORSE than terrorists.

Ref the 'public right to know' bullcrap on firearms permits

in IL, a new thought from DouT:
It's very convenient that the AG office released this decision just as Concealed Carry is gaining serious momentum in the capitol. Then the bill to prevent the release gets stalled 5-5 in committee w/ no updates on the votes on the web site even though they have been updating the increasing numbers of cosponsors. I'm sure her daddy had nothing to do w/ it.

This is classic Chicago politics in action. Madigan et al are not working for the people. They are working to keep their own power base.
Wouldn't surprise me at all.

From the first link, something that really pisses me off:
“Therefore, even if disclosure of the names and expiration of the (Firearm Owner’s Identification Card) card owners did constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, this fact is outweighed by the public interest that exists in ensuring the integrity of the (police) database,” he wrote.
First, you can't just paper over the 'unwarranted invasion' problem by saying "But I think we should anyway."
Second, how the HELL is releasing this supposed to help 'ensure the integrity of the database'? Absolute effing bullshit, and Assistant Public Access Counselor Matthew Rogina is a friggin' dirtbag and tool to try to excuse this with that nonsense.

But it is Illinois, after all, and it appears none of the corrupt bastards like the peasants doing things the bastards don't like.

I will admit I was surprised the IL State Police are fighting this; whether they're scared of the consequences or someone up top has the balls to stand up for the right, I don't know, but glad they're fighting this.

It should be noted- loudly- that Dennis Henigan is a damned liar

who tries to cover up his lies when people notice them.

I am going to descend into bad language again

because even if half the stuff in this report isn't accurate, the other half calls for it:
Southampton Town Police Lieutenant Iberger
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office(numerous members) and
Officials from the airport, as well as other local and federal law enforcement agencies also responded, including, without limitation, the Southampton Police Department, the Westhampton Police Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security.
I'm too pissed, and pressed for time, to go into the particulars; read, and be advised that a breakables alert is in effect.

As I said, if only half of the stuff in this report is true, then every one of these miserable, lying, corrupt, worthless fucking excuses for lawmen should be fired. And personally have to pay their part of the damages. And be banned for life from ever being allowed to wear a badge again because their shit-brained selves would tarnish it forever. As they already have the ones they wear.

I'm specifically speaking of you, Iberger, in particular; you have no excuse whatever for your actions. Assuming your brain was actually working and you actually thought you had reason to question her, you could have asked "Could you show me the pictures you took?", seen that they were shots of a gods-damned public display and let her go; but oh, no, you did what you did.

And please note the names of a of the agencies: municipal LE agencies. She could not have been inside ALL their jurisdictions now could she? And when they leave their jurisdiction, unless their state says otherwise, THEY HAVE NO MORE POLICE POWERS THAN YOU OR I. And if this was outside their jurisdiction what the HELL were they doing there? Besides it being none of their Deity-cursed business they were leaving the place they were supposed to be uncovered while they were fucking off at the side of the road harassing these people. Which is dereliction of duty at the least.

If even half of what is in this report is true and correct, I hope she wins the whole amount. And the assholes who behaved as they did are fired, if nothing else for being such a sorry God-damned disgrace to their badges.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Gunwalker is pretty much blowing up now

Didn't see the news segment on Gunwalker this evening, did see this linked at Drudge(finally!). A lot of this boils down to these paragraphs:
Newell, the special agent in charge in Phoenix, was asked at a news conference after the Avila indictment whether his agency would ever let guns knowingly cross the border. Newell answered, “Hell, no.” But, he said, suspects under surveillance sometimes elude agents, which could result in guns winding up in Mexico.

Grassley got a similar answer.

In a Feb. 4 letter to the senator, the Justice Department said ATF never “knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico.” ATF, the letter added, makes “every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation into Mexico.”
Newell flat lied at the conference; the Justice Department flat lied to Grassley in their letter; and BATFE and the JD are spinning this as hard as they can to try and make this look less nasty. Speaking of spin,
Gentlemen and Ladies, This just hit minutes ago. Panic and chaos are taking place at ATF headquarters in advance of the anticipated media releases today and tomorrow. Below is a message just sent from the subordinate of Jim McDermond from the ATF Office of Public and Governmental Affairs. An emergency request is being issued to all ATF Public Information Officers to find ATF stories with a positive spin to counter-influence was is expected today. Very insulting and very much the character of ATF management. Please respond to me that you received this. I think it will be critical to your stories and for Senator Grassley to further see demonstrated ATF’s continued desire to spin and cover up.

Sipsey Street has this link to the letter and documents in Sen. Grassley's latest letter to Holder; transcript of the letter at Sipsey if you want to read it there. I'm going to borrow these paragraphs; imagine yourself a clown at JD or BATFE who reads this:
In light of this evidence, the Justice Department‟s denials simply don‟t hold water. On February 4, 2011, the Department claimed that the ATF did not “knowingly” allow the sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers and that “ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation into Mexico.”13 Clearly those statements are not accurate. These documents establish that ATF allowed illegal firearm purchases by suspected traffickers in hopes of making a larger case against the cartels. ATF was not alone. The U.S. Attorney‟s office appears to have been fully aware and engaged in endorsing the same strategy.

Congress needs to get to the bottom of this.

After close of business last night, I received a one-page response to my letters of February 9 and 16.14 The response asks that I direct to the Inspector General any individuals who believe they have knowledge of misconduct by Department employees. You should know that just after Agent Terry died in December, at least one whistleblower contacted the Office of Inspector General before contacting my office. Despite reporting the allegations multiple times by phone, Internet, and fax, no one contacted the whistleblower until after my staff contacted the Acting Inspector General directly on February 1.

I have received no documents in response to my February 16, 2011, request. Last night‟s DOJ reply cites the Justice Department‟s “longstanding policy regarding pending matters” as a reason for withholding documents “relating to any ongoing investigation.”15 However, as you know, that policy is merely a policy. It is not mandated by any binding legal authority
In addition to providing the documents I previously requested, please explain how the denials in the Justice Department‟s February 4, 2011 letter to me can be squared with the evidence.
Very polite way of saying
You lied to us.
You tried to blow us off.
You ignored the whistleblowers, and have lied about that.
Knock off the "We couldn't tell you" bullshit, and
We're waiting to see how you try to spin having lied to us. Again.

From Codrea's latest,
There was one moment of unintended hilarity, though, in the statement from Acting Director Kenneth Melson:
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will ask a multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals to review the bureau's current firearms trafficking strategies employed by field division managers and special agents.

Oh, your strategies are going to be reviewed, alright, Mr. Melson.

Count on it.
Yeah. And not by people you can count on to scratch your back.

Is Geithner serious in thinking

we can just go out and 'tap oil reserves'? Does he not have any idea what it takes to find the spot and then drill, etc? Or is he just throwing bullshit around and hoping people will believe it?

Hey, if he couldn't use Turbo-Tax properly, he may actually be stupid enough to believe this.

And he does work for this clown, who can't be troubled to annoy Calderon for an exemption to allow our agents to be armed when in Mexico(but don't worry, Calderon said Mexican officials are "deeply analyzing alternatives." Probably involving payoffs).

AND the crap the cartels have generally tried to keep south of the border is spilling over:
Authorities have determined a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment was killed for stealing drugs from a Mexican cartel, in a gruesome example of drug cartel violence spilling over the border.
But not to worry, as Incompetano still insists the border is more secure than ever before.

Gunwalker stuff to cover, that's going in A Post of Its Own

Insty asks 'Is the Navy trying

to start the Robot Apocalypse?' Which reminded me, you ever see a David Drake collection of shorts called All the Way to the Gallows, get it. And read Mom and the Kids first.

In weather, they're currently saying

it'll turn 'very cold!' tomorrow night: 32-33F; three weeks or so ago that would've been a wonderful number for a low.

Hell, for a while there it would've been a nice number for a high.

CBS will have another piece on Gunwalker tonight

CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson will follow up on her February 23 report about a major scandal within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). In an exclusive interview with Attkisson, a Phoenix-based ATF agent risks his job to describe the practice of letting guns "walk," and gives an insider's perspective about how the ATF knowingly contributed to the escalating violence in Mexico and American border states to that country.

Following are advance excerpts from tonight's broadcast.

On his bosses' denial of the gunrunning practice and going public:

ATF Agent: "I'm here boots on the ground in Phoenix, telling you we've been doing it every day since I've been here. Here I am. Tell me I didn't do the things that I did. Tell me you didn't order me to do the things I did. Tell me it didn't happen. Now you have a name on it, you have a face to put with it. Here I am. Someone now – tell me it didn't happen."

Codrea also notes that Sen. Grassley has written to AG Holder(Head Bigot-JD). Basically, "You're hiding information from us and your excuses suck; we want the facts."

You know, when Holder got pissy the other day and made his 'my people' comment, I wonder if the stress of what's coming out about Gunwalker is one of the things causing him to say what he did; which makes me wonder just how involved he is in the mess?

I would like to know what clown came up with

"Use beanbags against the smugglers" as a way to deal with armed intruders crossing the border.
The documents say the group of illegal border entrants refused commands to drop their weapons after agents confronted them at about 11:15 p.m. Two agents fired beanbags at the migrants, who responded with gunfire. Two agents returned fire, one with a long gun and one with a pistol, but Terry was mortally wounded in the gunfight.

Border Patrol officials declined to answer questions about protocol for use of force, citing the ongoing investigation.

But Terry’s brother, Kent Terry, said the other agents who were there that night told him that they were instructed to use the non-lethal beanbags first

A: That's definitely a threat

B: Piotroski is a dirtbag. The kind of lawyer who's one of that 97% that gives the other 3% a bad name.

And any of the po-po who go along with this threat should be fired.

I predict that if Sen. LaRose starts catching any crap from LE, they won't like what happens next. Fact is, the kind of crap some of them pull on private citizens won't fly from someone in a real position to kick back.

So THAT'S what all the fuss is about!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Since the Mexican government doesn't seem to care

how many peasants have been murdered with ATF assistance, how about "How many US citizens are dead because of it?"
The gun that was used by a smuggler to kill ICE Agent Jaime Zapata last month in Mexico has been traced to a Texas gun shop, where it was purchased by suspected gun traffickers who had reportedly been under ATF surveillance for over a year.” An email blast from provides more details . . .

I come back to a question I've asked before: there are some good LE agents working for this agency, and I do have to wonder, now more than ever, why?

What level of stupid Updated

was required to do this in the first place? And even more, how effing stupid do they have to be TO NOT FIX THE DAMN PROBLEM?
As often as three times a week, Rose and Walter Martin are greeted at their front door by cops brandishing guns. Far from criminal masterminds, the innocent 80-something couple are upstanding citizens who are the victims of a mistake in the NYPD’s computer system. Apparently when the department put in a new system in 2002, they entered the Martin’s Brooklyn address as the default address for warrants. Since then, their house number appears in warrants for rapists, murderers, and drug kingpins, all because of some bad lines of code.
So some idiots picked a real address, and no moron ever involved in this has bothered to fix it.

I realize it's New York, but still. SOMEONE there should have at least three working brain cells to rub together.

Update: in comments Sendarius points something out that hadn't hit me: ... the police officers involved are REPEATEDLY swearing false affidavits TO A JUDGE about the warrants in question.

If the address is wrong - and according to the story it has been wrong over 80 times - then what else that the police officer states in supporting affidavits is a lie?

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Thoughts on the day

In the aftermath of the Tonsils & Adenoids Relocation, spent some time thinking about some things. Partly on the idiocy and bigotry of the people who call parents 'breeders'. Leaving everything else aside, barring a real change of mind they've completely blocked themselves from ever knowing how simultaneously wonderful and scary it can be having kids.

Father of goddaughter is my age and until marriage(wife had some from previous marriage) and birth of daughter had no real experience with small kids, let alone kids of his own. While she was in surgery we went to pick up some drink and calories for him & wife* and while doing so, at one point he said "Now I know why parents get old; kids can be the most terrifying thing in the world." Yeah. That's one side; the other is the look on his face when he held that baby for the first time. He's having the usual problems with a stepchild; I've seen him mad as hell when the kid deliberately does something to screw things up, and I've seen the desperation he has, that desire to be a good father, to help raise the kid. And the delight when they can get things to work. It's all rolled together into one big, messy stew. The kind the jerks who sneer at 'breeders' will never taste.

Way back when the kids were little, I got a call at work; wife had walked by sons crib and he didn't seem to be, well, doing anything. She touched him and he jerked and took a big breath. She called the doctor who said "Bring him in. Now." Which led to the call, as she was currently at the hospital; the doc had done a quick exam and admitted him for tests, and he'd had another episode not long after they got there. So I spent the rest of the shift burning calories like gas in a muscle car, and at the end blew out the door. He spent the night there with his mother, I at home with daughter. He had several episodes during the night, and SIDS was the diagnosis. So we got to spend the next few months with him hooked to a monitor every time he went to sleep. Fortunate compared to some kids: if he stopped breathing for more that 'x' seconds the alarm sounded, it'd startle him and he'd start breathing and the alarm would stop. Kind of amazing how fast you can adjust to something like that: in the night it would sound, you'd sort-of wake up(after the first couple of nights) and drift back down when the alarm stopped. And that went on for about six-eight months, can't remember exactly, and he grew through the danger age/phase/whateverthehellitis. Do I wish he hadn't had to damn near die with this? Oh, HELL yes; but it was part of the package. Just like learning to shoot was happy, so was puppies and cats and "How the hell did you get up there?" was a bit of a mix.

Daughter didn't have that particular problem as a baby, but she's had some health problems, not quite the same stress-inducing level as SIDS but not fun. The balance to that was watching her first shot(.54-caliber muzzleloader with a light load when she was three, story for another time), and the pet mouse that would sit on her shoulder and groom, and finally getting the hang of a bicycle, and quenching oil up to her shoulder(dropped a piece of coal in the bucket and of course she had to get it...)

I've been scared to death when one was sick or hurt, and worn to death pulling a makeshift sled through snow with two kids on it. Some was delightful, some most definitely not, but all part of the package.

You know what's one of the hard things? When you look back and see the times you were not the man/father/husband you could have been. Can't change those times, can try to teach the kids so they don't make the same mistakes. Another part of the package.

Remember the line about "Old age is not for sissies"? Neither is parenting.

*When I got to the hospital I looked at him and said "I cannot tell a lie; you look like hell." Wife was somewhat better, but not a whole lot.

Just got a message from the dad: before the surgery goddaughter had said one of the things she'd like to eat was chicken noodle soup; says he "I thought I'd get some chicken and stars too. Then the thought occured to me: chicken soup is referred to as 'Jewish penicillin' so, if it was Jewish chicken and stars, would the stars have SIX points?"

Let's see, people who really demonstrate

prosecutorial and judicial misconduct and being vindictive assholes:
By speaking out in defense of a Kansas doctor and nurse accused of running a “pill mill,” pain treatment activist Siobhan Reynolds annoyed the federal prosecutor assigned to the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway was so angry that in April 2008 she sought a court order telling Reynolds to shut up. Concluding that such an order would be an unconstitutional prior restraint of speech, U.S. District Judge Monti Belot said no.

But by the time Belot sentenced the defendants, Stephen and Linda Schneider, last October, he was so irritated by Reynolds’ advocacy that he could not contain himself. He said he hoped the harsh sentences—three decades each—would “curtail or stop the activities of the Bozo the Clown outfit known as the Pain [Relief] Network, a ship of fools if there ever was one.”
After Treadway failed to obtain a gag order silencing Reynolds, she instigated a grand jury investigation of her for obstruction of justice, obtaining subpoenas that demanded material related to PRN’s activism. Reynolds unsuccessfully challenged Treadway’s fishing expedition on First Amendment grounds, and last November the Supreme Court declined to hear her appeal. Perhaps the Court was impressed by the reasoning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. We can’t judge for ourselves, because the appeals court’s decision is sealed, like almost every other document related to Reynolds’ case

I've mentioned the preacher asshold Jim Wallis before; he's currently pushing "Jesus would increase funding for the needy, no matter how badly it would/things are screwed up." Mind you, this is from a shithead who, if someone of a more conservative bent pushed their viewpoint, would be screaming "SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!" a loud as he could.

Among the excuses for AG Holder not prosecuting the Black Panthers:
Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Democrat from Philadelphia, said the Black Panthers "should not have been there." But he said the GOP was making too much out of a fleeting incident involving a couple of people.

"The most unethical thing a person can do is make allegations based on absolutely nothing," Fattah said. "The only issue of race is singling out this particular decision...That this rises to national significance is bogus on its face."

Got that? Honest-to-God voter intimidation by a couple of racists is a fleeting incident; these bastards ON VIDEO doing this is allegations based on absolutely nothing; demanding the Justice Department deal with this the exact same way it would if whites had done it is bogus on its face.
Bull-Fucking-Shit. Fattah, at best you're an ass-kissing excuse maker; at worst you're a racist yourself. And Holder is a racist bastard who wants very much for this to just go away.
But it won't.

"Do not surrender to the ICANN!" Nabil Kisrawi yelled during one of the conference's sessions, according to a story in the Register, an online publication on Internet governance. "There is even a representative of the ICANN in this room!" Kisrawi said. (Kisrawi recently died.)

Translation: "We want to be able to shut up anyone on the internet who offends us!" And, not surprisingly, this administration seems to sympathize with the assholes.

What? People who want the peasants disarmed lying about the facts?
Are you surprised?

Hmmm. Democrat nailed for sexual misconduct whines 'the charges are a distraction; then yells "You are fucking dead!" to a female Republican. Some polite discourse, huh?

Code Pink demonstrates once more that they don't care about peace, they're just on the enemy side.

To Connecticut: fuck you. You defining a standard magazine as 'high-capacity' demonstrates once more that 'Gun control is what politicians do instead of something'.

Why yes, I am using a lot of bad words tonight.

Attention S&W and Kahr: Oklahoma would love to have you move here. Tell the PROM to screw itself and get out.

This is what happens when assholes with badges get to spend other peoples money with the 'oversight' people not bothering:
School Police wouldn't show us any of those guns, but confirm that over the last few years they bought 14 AR-15s for training.

Add in the weapons maintenance kits and the grand total comes to nearly $13,000, plus another $23,000 for bullets--just in the last two years.

Even though they train on the assault rifles, if patrol officers want to carry them, they have to buy their own
So they spent all this damned money for rifles used ONLY FOR TRAINING?
AND the $450 blouses AND $130 belt buckles... and the people supposed to oversee the spending?
Darcy Spears: "Of course, it's an expense that's approved by the Board."

Carolyn Edwards: "Yes."

Darcy Spears: "So...?"

Carolyn Edwards: "Many expenses are approved by the Board. We don't go through every expense with a fine-toothed comb."

Darcy Spears: "But don't you think the taxpayers expect that?"

Carolyn Edwards: "Well... they may expect that, but the purchase orders that we see every month, every Board meeting, is hundreds and hundreds of pages."

God-damn you, Edwards, and every other shithead on the Board; one of the things THEY PAY YOU BASTARDS FOR is to go through the damn orders to make sure money isn't being wasted and/or wrongly spent, but you apparently think that's too much trouble. You should be fired, immediately.

Richard The Turd Daley & Co. in meltdown. A beautiful sight. He lies, too.

Japete provides more entertainment. Or demonstrates a need for new meds. Or something.

That's about enough for now; I need to think about some far more pleasant things.

Tonsils are no longer attached to goddaughter,

she's doing well. Parents may recover in a day or two.

Goddaughter is losing her tonsils today

and I'm away to provide moral support. Or something. Possibly whiskey to the father.

See you later

Monday, February 28, 2011

Apparently TSA figures it has everything so under control

that it can spend people and money on monitoring Twitter. And responding to tweets they don't like.

Indicates one of two things: whoever is doing this instead of what they're actually supposed to do needs to be fired, or TSA- which obviously has more money than it actually needs- needs a budget cut.

True, every agent- or whatever they call them- doing this isn't physically molesting or irradiating people, but still.

By the way, have you noticed

that the talk from the White House on both the rebellions and the pirates sounds like something from Temporary Acting Deputy Undersecretary Crodfoller in a Retief novel?

And just as useful?

How the administration wants to deal with pirates:

President Obama did not issue a statement on the tragedy. White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the administration was "obviously outraged by the actions of the pirates."

"And the president, as you know, I believe, has expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims," Carney said at a press briefing. "But beyond that, I don't want to get into details."

"This deplorable act firmly underscores the need for continued international progress toward confronting the shared security challenge posed by piracy in the waters off the Horn of Africa," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement Tuesday.
"Well, one of the challenges -- I'm not sure we can do something about it, but one of the challenges with pirates is if you capture them, what do you do with them?" Clapper said. "The international legal mechanisms for prosecuting, trying and convicting pirates turns out to be rather problematic. That's not obviously something we, the U.S., can do something, but that is a problem for the international community."
'International progress' and the 'international community' means "We sit around playing games, and when we capture some of the pirates they get a nice trial. Somewhere. Sometimes."

There is a simple solution to this: kill them. They take hostages, make it a simple "Release them and you live; harm them and you die" and then carry it out. Every time. You catch them in the process of an attack you don't try to capture them, you sink the damn boat; you find their mother ship, you sink it. They say "We will kill hostages if you trouble us!", you say "If you do this, we will find our home port and destroy it." And then do it.

But that would require a President and cabinet who care more about stopping this than about playing games with 'world opinion' and 'social justice'. And have the balls to carry out the actions.

A new .22 round

designed for autoloaders; 40 grain bullet at 1255fps. Be interesting to see how it works out. Note that this says it'll be sold only in 1k value packs, an interesting choice.

No, I never heard anyone teach this, either.

Preparing battlespace?

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.

“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.

Farrakhan also called on President Barack Obama to allow protesters to march, urging the president not to attack innocent people when they do
A: Peaceful marches are not a problem.
B: Some of the stuff he's pointing to are anything but peaceful.
C: Considering Farrakhan, he probably wants a really nasty situation here; among other things it'll be something else he can blame on the JOOOOOS!

Speaking of Farrakhan, the other day (on Facebook) I put up a link to this post at Classical Values; no comments, just the link because I thought it interesting. Response from socialist: "... the difference with the left is that racists and homophobes never become national spokespeople."
Al Sharpton? Farrakhan? Robert Byrd? Jesse Jackson(remember 'Hymietown'?) None of them ring a bell?
Response: "How about names from the 21st century?"
Think about that. Byrd died last year, the others I named are currently running around spreading their crap. And they're just the first ones that popped to mind, but the answer to them was 'they aren't current'. Just freaking unbelievable. I'd throw in Malik Shabazz, and the MEChA and La Raza clowns, but it wouldn't matter.

It's heading into spring in Oklahoma; yesterday it was 70's, last evening there were tornado watches up north and it's currently in the 30's. Ah well, 30's beats the teens we had a couple of weeks ago.

It seems there are some Madison LE officers

who need to be fired for not carrying out their orders.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lest we forget

If you're not familiar, background here

Damn, the commies want to control EVERYTHING!

In one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into effect next month and strictly stipulates the procedures by which one is to reincarnate, is “an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.”

Yeah, it's to try and control Tibet; makes me wonder what happens if a few thousand show up and say "Where's my paperwork?"

Blatherings from Yetta Kurland, a Only One and

(surprise, surprise!) politician on how the peasants should not be allowed arms. But important people like her should.

And on the subject of Only Ones, God damn the brainless fucking morons involved in this; they deserve to be fired, and if not fired then placed on probation for near-terminal stupidity.
An 11-year-old Arvada boy was arrested and hauled away in handcuffs for drawing stick figures in school - something his therapist told him to do.
"Tim” is being treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and his therapist told him to draw pictures when got upset, rather than disrupt the class. So that’s what he did.

Last October, he drew stick figures of himself with a gun, pointed at four other stick figures with the words “teacher must die.” He felt calmer and was throwing the picture away when the teacher saw it and sent him to the principal’s office.

The school was aware that the boy was in treatment, determined the drawing was not an actual threat, notified his parents and sent him back to class.

His mother, “Jane,” however, was shocked when Arvada Police showed up at their home later that night. She says she told her son to cooperate and tell the truth, but was horrified when they told her they were arresting him and then handcuffed him and hauled him away in a patrol car.
According to the police report, “Tim” explained he made the drawing to release anger and would never hurt teachers or anyone. At first, the school did not want to press charges, but changed their mind when police called them later that night.

A juvenile assessment report shows Tim has never been in legal trouble before and is at low risk to reoffend. Regardless, he is charged with a third degree misdemeanor, interfering with staff and students at an educational facility.
Gee, Officer Friendly, decided you needed a splashy "We Protect People" arrest, did you? Or did the ball-less disgrace for a principal decide he wanted to make an example of how he adhered to Rules That Mean I Don't Have To Think Or Take Responsibility For Anythingzero-tolerance policy? And somehow a drawing the kid was throwing away became 'INTERFERING WITH STAFF'?

Congratulations, all of you: God only knows how much damage you've done to this kid FOR NO DAMNED GOOD REASON. Apparently the Arvada Police Department needs a serious upgrade in intelligence. And a really serious push for people with some fucking brains in their ranks.