Saturday, July 09, 2011

Know what really sucks about healing?

Not doing things. I can't prep brass or handload, can't take walks(even in the evening when it drops below 100). Until the other day I couldn't hold a book with the injured arm. And if I sit wrong('wrong' seeming to vary by chair and time of day) I have to move. Quickly.

All that makes it harder to sleep, too. Which means I need to get out of the house and around people, but I'm tired. Bleah. I may go get a ice cream cone or something anyway in a bit.[/whining]

The big gun bigot response nowadays: try to make it so expensive

and difficult that most people won't try to get through it.
First, it is expensive. The cost for the permit, the fingerprinting, the psychological test, and the firearms testing and qualification test is $2,607 for first time applicants and there is no refund of any of it if they deny you anywhere in the process.

The second thing is that it is incredibly restrictive as to handgun and caliber. It goes well beyond the California Roster of Handguns. You are restricted to four calibers and to pistols and revolvers from certain manufacturers. If you want to use a Colt 1911, forget it. 1911's and all single-action semiautomatic pistols are prohibited. If you think you might like a pocket pistol like the Ruger LCP in .380, forget it as you are limited to pistols in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.

If you think you might want to use the S&W Model 29 made famous by the fictional SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry movies, you can forget that as well. Only revolvers in .38 Special are allowed. Moreover, you are only allowed to carry the weapon with which you qualified.
Some of the restrictions:
If you look at the further pages, you'll see an excuse of 'Most fees are set by federal statutory rates,'. Really? For state stuff? 'Testing & qualification is $1722.00. Requalification is $1054.96.

Sheriff Hennessey, you suck. You're a miserable little gun bigot, and you suck like a turbo-powered Hoover.

From Mark Steyn, on Millicent Few, Beverly Hall, the Atlanta Public Schools

and Gunwalker:
..., it was reported that the Atlanta Public Schools system has spent the last decade systemically cheating on its tests. Not the students, but the Superintendent, and the union, and 38 principals, and at least 178 teachers – whoops, pardon me, "educators," and some 44 of the 56 school districts. Teachers held "changing parties" at their homes at which they sat around with extra supplies of erasers correcting their students' test answers in order to improve overall scores and qualify for "No Child Left Behind" federal funding that could be sluiced into maintaining their lavish remuneration. Let's face it, it's easier than teaching, right?

The APS Human Resources honcho Millicent Few had an early report into test-tampering illegally destroyed. So APS not only got the federal gravy but was also held up to the nation at large as a heartwarming, inspirational example of how large urban school districts can reform themselves and improve educational opportunities for their children.

And its fake test scores got its leader, Beverly Hall, garlanded with the National Superintendent of the Year Award, the Administrator of the Year Award, the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Keystone Award for Leadership in Education, the Concerned Black Clergy Education Award, the American Association of School Administrators Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award and a zillion other phony-baloney baubles with which the American edu-fraud cartel scratches its own back.

In reality, Beverly Hall's Atlanta Public Schools system was in the child-abuse business: It violated the education of its students to improve its employees' cozy sinecures.

The whole rotten stinking school system is systemically corrupt from the superintendent down. But what are the chances of APS being closed down? How many of those fraudulent non-teachers will waft on within the system until their lucrative retirements?
Meanwhile, what did the drug cartels, the recipients of the guns, do with them? Well, they used them to kill at least one member of a third federal agency: Brian Terry of the United States Border Patrol. If that doesn't bother you, well, they also killed not insignificant numbers of Mexican civilians.

If, by this stage, you're wondering why U.S. stimulus dollars are being used to stimulate the Mexican coffin industry, consider the dark suspicion of many American gun owners – that the real reason the feds embarked on this murderous scheme was to plant the evidence that the increasing lawlessness on the southern border is the fault of the gun industry and the Second Amendment, and thereby advance its ideological agenda of ever greater gun control.

We're not talking about hacking a schoolgirl's cellphone here. Real people are dead. Yet nobody's going to close down any wing of the vast spendaholic DEATFBI hydra-headed security-state turf-war. And while Eric Holder, the buccaneering attorney general at the center of this wilderness of mirrors, doesn't yet have as many Distinguished Public Servant of the Year awards as Beverly Hall, judging from his cheerfully upfront obstruction of the congressional investigation, he's not planning on going anywhere soon.

So, at The News Of The World, every single employee is clearing out his desk. But, at the Atlantic Public Schools, at the DEATFBI, life goes on. A curious contrast. The striking feature of big government, from Athens to Sacramento, is its imperviousness to any kind of accountability – legal, fiscal, electoral, popular.

Attention Sec. Chu:

You don't have the lawful authority to 'take away my choice' in this or anything else; you can kiss my ass.

the fact that a miserable little statist like you can say this out loud and not be hooted off the stage for the bastard you are tells us how far downhill things have gone.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Judge Edward Burke, it appears you are a disgrace

to that office and should be impeached. Probably prosecuted. Definitely sued.

"We have to get the children used to the idea of being violated

as long as it's by people in the proper uniforms."

To Mr. Navi Pillay of the UNHRC:

Screw you, you meddling socialist bastard.

Sincerely, etc.

PS: Since the government of Mexico insists its citizens have the right to cross our border at will, it better get used to the idea that they have to face the same laws and punishments as US citizens. Deal with it.

PPS: When are you going to address the corrupt 'justice' system of Mexico?

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This is frikkin' amazing

The first synthetic organ transplant. Grown on a lattice from the guy's own stem cells. In about two days.Link

VERY good piece

on personal awareness & self-defense. PDF file, in case you need to know

Thanks to Tam for the pointer

Range first-aid kit

Got one? Want one? I've got a kit that stays in the truck, but it's a bit inadequate for something like that video displays; Robb has a post asking for information, and there's some good stuff in it.
(link fixed)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

And while some TSA gropers are groping,

some are stealing.

I like Texas,

and this is one of the reasons why: Humberto Leal has assumed ambient temperature, despite Mexico screaming and threatening and Obama pleading and demanding.

As to Mexico demanding and threatening, 'Screw you'. Your President told the truth about how illegal immigrants are treated in Mexico(thrown in jail, thrown out of the country, etc.) and then demanded that we WELCOME illegal aliens and give them lots of benefits; now you want a rapist/murderer to be given clemency because he didn't talk to the ambassador or staff? How many American citizens have been thrown into jail in Mexico on bullshit charges? And only got out when they managed to pull enough money together to buy their way out? Last I heard, Mexico is still the only country where our State Department actually recommended bribing the cop if you're arrested for pretty much anything, because the Mexican justice system is so corrupt and inefficient you're usually screwed if you get involved in it.

So I'll shed no tears for this piece of garbage.
After his execution, relatives of Leal who had gathered in Guadalupe, Mexico, burned a T-shirt with an image of the American flag in protest. Leal's uncle Alberto Rodriguez criticized the U.S. justice system and the Mexican government and said, "There is a God who makes us all pay."
Well, your sorry bastard just paid, and let's remember what for:
Leal was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda, whose brutalized nude body was found hours after he left a San Antonio street party with her. She was bludgeoned with a piece of 30- to 40-pound chunk of asphalt.
There was evidence Sauceda had been bitten, strangled and raped. A large stick that had a screw protruding from it was left in her body.
I'm fucking sick of people- Mexican or Indian or whatever- excusing what one of theirs does simply because he's one of them. In 1977 three Girl Scouts were raped and murdered at a camp here in Oklahoma. A suspect, who happened to be Indian, was developed. One of the OSBI agents involved wrote that one thing that made hunting him more difficult was the attitude of a bunch of Indians in southeast OK: "They're white girls, so why should I care if he did it?" Right now we have murderers who escaped back to Mexico that the Mexican government KNOWS where they are, but will not extradite them(from what I've heard won't jail them or anything either) because "Some of your states execute murderers." Which I have the nasty feeling boils down to "So he killed some anglo, we don't care." Maybe not, but I fear it does.

For some reason I didn't make note of it earlier on the Melson testimony,

did you notice all the agencies involved in Gunwalker? FBI and DEA and the IRS as well as DoJ and BATFE. Which means there are a bunch of assorted agency bigshots sweating like hell at the thought of being subpoenaed to testify under oath about 'Just what did you know about this and when did you know it?' Especially since Melson decided to point to lots of people and documents.

Which does make me wonder: how many (primarily)Democrat politicians in DC knew something about this? With Obama having promised the Brady people that he was working on 'something under the radar', just how much did he tell them, for that matter? Helmke just dropped out; could it be that he knew something and, if called upon, doesn't want it connected to his favorite gun bigot groups? Is one reason Schumer and Feinstein and so forth are busy trying to push for more laws and money and authority for BATFE now partly because they knew something about Gunwalker? And really don't want that to come out?

No, I have no information at all about this; I'm just wondering. There's so many people Obama might want to pay off, as it were, with information about Gunwalker that the question came to mind.

Unrelated, Yes, I can type fairly well again. My last graceful episode involved getting one end of a piece of steel rod- small diameter, thank God- stuck in my forearm. Which hurt like hell, and involved sitting for hours in the ER, which led to the comments about morphine not working. Several days and a bunch of antibiotics later there's no sign of infection and the soreness/stiffness is way down, but it'll still be a few days before I can hit the range(right-handed, at least) or ride the bike; the idea of working throttle & front brake is NOT attractive right now.

Even for an arrogant politician, this level of dumb

is just amazing. Threatening a news station with a 'cease & desist' letter? Especially at a time like this? Damn.

Laddite: a new word

definition here. Also a demonstration of the bigotry and hatred of Mike Summitt

By the way, what kind of moron can read a few of Heinlein's books and decide he was a fascist?Link

the People's Republic of Frisco demonstrates

the gun bigot method of "Make it so expensive and difficult to have a gun that people give up or don't even try"

From a joint staff report on Gunwalker

Link to full report here:
"The Department’s leadership allowed the ATF to implement this flawed strategy, fully aware of what was taking place on the ground. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona encouraged and supported every single facet of Fast and Furious. Main Justice was involved in providing support and approving various aspects of the Operation, including wiretap applications that would necessarily include painstakingly detailed descriptions of what ATF knew about the straw buyers it was monitoring."

And never forget that DoJ flatly lied to Congress:
Agent describes a supervisor: "Whenever he would get a trace report back . . . he was jovial, if not, not giddy, but just delighted about that, hey, 20 of our guns were recovered with 350 pounds of dope in Mexico last night. And it was exciting." Supervisors saying, if want an omelette, you have to break some eggs.

A DoJ letter: "At the outset, the allegation described in your January 27 letter – that ATF “sanctioned” or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico – is false." Another: "It remains our understanding that ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious did not knowingly permit straw buyers to take guns into Mexico."
A flat, no bullshit lie, put on paper and signed off on by DoJ.

If I were an Israeli, or a Jew ANYWHERE,

this is a fine illustration of why I wouldn't trust the UN for ANYTHING:
Richard Falk of the UN Human Rights Council puts this on his blog:

And when called on it plays "I didn't do it/it wasn't me/it doesn't mean what it says/you can't prove a thing!" and yanks it.

Falk, you're either a liar or so effing stupid you should be in a padded room. I think it's the former.

This from his followup denial/apology:
To be clear, I oppose any denigration of a people based on ethnicity, race, religion, stage of development, and believe in the human dignity of all people in their individual and collective identity. Beyond this, if we are to have a sustainable human future we must also make peace with nature, and treat animals with as much respect as possible. This is both a sacred imperative of my idea of a spiritual life, but also an integral aspect of species survival on an increasingly crowded, overheated, and endangered planet.

From the letter to Holder:

We have very real indications from several sources that some of the gun trafficking "higher-ups" that the ATF sought to identify were already known to other agencies and may even have been paid as informants. The Acting Director said that ATF was kept in the dark about certain activities of other agencies, including DEA and FBI. Mr.Melson said that he learned from ATF agents in the field that information obtained by these agencies could have had a material impact on the Fast and Furious investigation as far back as late 2009 or early 2010. After learning about the possible role of DEA and FBI, he testified that he reported this information in April 2011 to the Acting Inspector General and directly to then-Acting Deputy Attorney General James Cole on June 16, 2011.

And, just to add to the mess,
Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tampa Field Division, ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious, it was reported to these correspondents this evening via private correspondence from a proven credible source.
SAC O’Brien was previously the Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division, was later promoted to the Deputy Assistant Director of ATF, but then stepped down to the position in Tampa. Whether the allegations of our source refer to the ongoing Operation Castaway remains at this hour unclear, but our source is certain that O'Brien has allowed the "walking" of straw-purchased firearms to Honduras using the same failed strategy as the Phoenix Field Division's Operation Fast and Furious. That Operation Castaway involved arms smuggling to Honduras is also certain.

"This is confirmed as accurate," the correspondence continued. "There are emails in existence where O’Brien has advised those involved that Tampa does not have to report their walked guns because Tampa FD is not a part of Southwest Border or Project Gunrunner."

"From a first person source she is sh*tting herself trying to cover it up," the report stated
Oh, this is just friggin' wonderful, isn't it? Honduras? Why?
First, and this is important to understand: the Tampa operation proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that "Project Gunwalker" was a national strategy, not a Phoenix aberration. The "major media" has been slow to understand this. They have ignored the fact that the Houston Field Division had to have played a supervisory role in known straw buying incidents in Dallas and Columbus NM as they are in their area of operations, not Phoenix's. Original reporting on this subject from Texas has been pitiful.

Second, Honduras is where the action is.
Honduran officials report that Mexican drug traffickers are expanding their activities in the country and forming links with local bosses in four different provinces, fuelling concerns that organized crime is overwhelming the region.

According to Prensa Latina, Security Minister Oscar Alvarez said that the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas have been detected in Ocotepeque, Copan, Colon and Atlantida. The four northern states form much of the Atlantic coastline in Honduras, as well as a large chunk of the border with Guatemala. The Mexicans, Alvarez said, move freely throughout these regions, but rather than seeking to take over areas, the foreign gangs are working through already existing networks of local bosses to increase their presence and expand their operations

Oh, and about the Mexican Gun Lie:
As InSight has reported, Guatemala's military stockpiles have been filtered illegally to the Zetas criminal gang. On top of this, according to a 2008 U.S. diplomatic cable first obtained by WikiLeaks and recently released by McClatchy, the Honduran military has “lost” several U.S.-supplied military weapons in recent years.

The cable, avaliable below, cites a Defense Intelligence Agency report entitled “Honduras: Military Weapons Fuel Black Arms Market,” which noted that the serial numbers on light anti-tank weapons recovered in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and San Andres Island, Colombia, matched the numbers on guns that had previously been sold to Honduras. In addition to the guns, U.S. authorities seized a number of M433 grenades from criminal groups in Mexico, which were also traced back to the Honduran army.

Such revelations, when paired with recent allegations of high-level government links to drug trafficking in Honduras, present a dim forecast for anti-arms trafficking efforts in Central America. They also add fuel to an already heated debate over the cartels' main source of arms. While testifying to the U.S. Senate on March 30, General Douglas Fraser, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, implied that corrupt military officers in Central America bear most of the responsibility for arming Mexican drug traffickers.

"Over 50 percent of the military-type weapons that are flowing throughout the region have a large source between Central American stockpiles, if you will, left over from wars and conflicts in the past," said Fraser.
And now we know that a lot of the AR's and AK clones that actually did come from the US were aided in getting to Mexico by ATF.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Remember the name 'Srebrenica'?

I had read bits of the history, which demonstrated(again) what a useless pile of shit it is to depend on UN 'peacekeepers'(even when they're not pushing children and women into prostitution rings); I hadn't realized quite what a bunch of useless bastards so many of them are:
Any chance for resistance was lost when Holland’s defense minister phoned the U.N. chief in Bosnia to protest the thought of using NATO air power to deter the Serbs.(note: this was while Dutch troops were under threat) The Dutch troops had also stripped the usual complement of TOW missiles from their armored personnel carriers before deploying, in deference to U.N. policy to avoid “provocation.” And according to at least one eyewitness, Dutch troops pushed the displaced Muslim civilians outside the gates of the United Nations military encampment as the Serbs arrived. Dutch troops watched as Serb soldiers loaded Srebrenica’s women and very young children onto buses for transport back to Muslim territory. And they watched as Bosnian Muslim men and boys were separated and taken off in trucks as captive prisoners of war. Or so we thought.
For their crimes, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and Serb military commander Ratko Mladic were indicted in the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague(speaking of useless bastards). The peace accord negotiated in Dayton, Ohio in 1995 brought an uneasy end to the fighting in Bosnia, but the ultimate author of ethnic strife in Yugoslavia, federation president Slobodan Milosevic, was allowed to play a starring role at the peace conference in exchange for calling a halt to the war he started. And even then, the NATO forces that enforced the Dayton peace claimed to have no obligation under the Fourth Geneva Convention to search for war crimes suspects, for fear this would unsettle the locals. There were even reports that some NATO forces chose to inform the Serb authorities of their movements in the wreckage of Bosnian territory to allow the wanted men to stay out of plain sight.
Let us not forget, either, that one reason there weren't enough troops to actually accomplish much(as if the EU-to-be and UN would have allowed that) is that the Europeans didn't want the expense or difficulty of dealing with it, they wanted US to do it for them. There was a cartoon at the time from, as I recall, a Brit or German cartoonist disgusted with the mess showing some guy reading the paper about some current massacre and saying "This is terrible! Why don't the Americans do something?"

Lesson from history: if your national leaders invite the UN in to take care of things and save you, get all the weapons and ammo and supplies you can, because you're going to need them.

The City of Chicago, the City Council and the district court

just took a big, serious kick in the ass:
That is, the City Council violated the Second Amendment when it made this law; its very existence stands as a fixed harm to every Chicagoan’s Second Amendment right to maintain proficiency in firearm use by training at a range. This kind of constitutional harm is not measured by whether a particular person’s gasoline or mass‐transit bill is higher because he must travel to a firing range in the suburbs rather than one in the city, as the district court seemed to think.
This reasoning assumes that the harm to a constitutional right is measured by the extent to which it can be exercised in another jurisdiction. That’s a profoundly mistaken assumption. In the First Amendment context, the Supreme Court long ago made it clear that “ ‘one is not to have the exercise of his liberty of expression in appropriate places abridged on the plea that it may be exercised in some other place.’ ”
In plain language: you can't screw someone out of their rights in THIS city because "They can go OUTSIDE the city and exercise that right". Richard the Turd, Mayor Rahm and Mayors Against Guns must be soiling themselves: this court has just stated that the 2nd Amendment has the same importance as the 1st. Wheee!

Note: Sebastian found a copy of Mayor Rahm's "Ok, we'll allow some ranges' ordinance; it's the kind of garbage we expected from him and this city.

Oh man, if this pans out...

A big step toward Mobile Infantry

Considering joint damage is a big problem for infantry, this could be a big help. It'll need longer/better battery life, but damn!

One of those bastards practicing his 'freedom of speech'

by lying about a military record.

Oh, the weasel's in the henhouse now!

"On Monday, July 4, ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson testified before investigators for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious," a Committee press release reports.
What? I thought he was to testify in the 14th?
He appeared with his personal counsel, Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods LLP. His interview had originally been scheduled through the Justice Department to occur on July 13 in the presence of DOJ and ATF counsel. As you know, however, under our agreement Department witnesses who choose to attend a voluntary interview with their own lawyer are free to exercise that right rather than participate with counsel representing the Department's interests.

After being made aware of that provision of our agreement, Acting Director Melson chose to exercise that right and appeared with his own lawyer. We are disappointed that no one had previously informed him of that provision of the agreement. Instead, Justice Department officials sought to limit and control his communications with Congress. This is yet another example of why direct communications with Congress are so important and are protected by law.
Oh, boy. So Melson went off the reservation and talked to the committee. WITHOUT DoJ or ATF lawyers being there. On bleepin' JULY 4th, no less. And notice that 'disappointed' line; another "We know what you did, don't think we don't. And we don't like it" moment.

I don't doubt he's playing "I didn't know about everything!" game:
According to Mr. Melson, it was not until after the public controversy that he personally reviewed hundreds of documents relating to the case, including wiretap applications and Reports of Investigation (ROIs). By his account, he was sick to his stomach when he obtained those documents and learned the full story.
That's either an admission of not knowing what his agency was doing(bad management or 'if you don't tell me, I can say I didn't know') or claiming "My subordinates kept a lot of this from me!" Either way, not good.

I keep thinking of the reported reaction Melson had to Agent Terry's family testifying; he's said to have looked sick. Makes me think either some crap he hadn't been told slapping him in the face, or actually having to face the consequences of the operation for the first time and not liking it. Maybe the man has a conscience. We'll see, and we'll see what comes next.
Added: in no way do I believe he didn't know what was going on. I think it's possible that having to face the family of one of the victims of this idiocy may have shocked his moral sense back into action(somewhat); add to that facing the fact that Obama & Holder wanted him to fall on his sword and take the primary blame for this... I could be wrong: he could be just one more corrupt former lawman who's trying to keep his ass out of a cell, and/or safe from being sued.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

First, some 'public servants' really don't like it

when they have to obey the law, do they?

Gulf Breeze City Council today unanimously OK'd allowing the city attorney to rescind and amend ordinances on its book that may conflict with a new state gun law.

And, as usual, those ‘in charge’ whine and cry that they’re being held to the same laws the ‘little people’

Any appointed or elected government official or department head who enacts or enforces a law that conflicts with the state law will personally face fines up to $100,000 and lawsuits

"I've never seen a more broadly and poorly worded law," Dannheisser said. That is worrisome, he said.

The broad nature of the law paves the way to a whole cottage industry of lawyers seeking to sue city and county officials who may not realize they have laws that may in some way be construed as regulating the use of guns, Dannheisser said.

Translation: "We can't pass the laws we want, because if we do we can actually get in legal trouble for doing it! It's not FAIR!!!"

Second, the gun bigots sometimes surprise me. Even knowing what intolerant jerks many of them are.

Something from WWII history:
"The general impression from the German reports is that they were on the right track and that their thinking and developments paralleled ours to a surprising extent. The fact that they did not achieve their chain reaction is primarily due to their lack of sufficient amounts of heavy water.

"In one of the reports a vivid description is given of the German efforts in this respect. The heavy water factories in Norway were designed for a capacity of 3-4 tons a year and were successfully operating during part of 1942 and 1943. This capacity would have been sufficient for the construction of a pile (reactor). However, the production was interrupted by sabotage and finally the main factory was destroyed by a bombing attack. Toward the end of 1944 plans were made to initiate production of heavy water in Germany and to use enriched uranium in order to reduce the material requirements.

"It is also fairly clear that the total German effort was on a very considerably smaller scale than the American effort. This may be due to the strained German economy or to the less favorable attitude of their government. The fact remains that an independent group of scientists, of much smaller size than ours, operating under much more adverse conditions achieved so much.

Obama's appointees tend to be just as big a jerk as he is.

And that's about it tonight. I can now turn my hand to the proper position but typing still doesn't work weel with the one hand.

More Gunwalker news

But Grassley said he does not want anyone to resign just yet until Congress has gotten to the bottom of the whole issue.

“I’m not asking for anybody’s resignation at this point because somebody resigns and then they want you to believe that’s the end of it,” he said. “There are too many people involved in it for me to be satisfied with one resignation.”
Already, Grassley said, he has seen emails pointing to a crucial meeting on Oct. 26, 2009. Senior Justice Department officials, the directors of the ATF, CIA, and Drug Enforcement Agency; U.S. attorneys for all the Southwest border states; the director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force; and the chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee were all present, he said.

“We believe it goes very high up into the Justice Department. But until we get the documents we requested, we can’t say for sure who knew what, when and why this very bad policy was put in place.”

Note that list: there is NO DAMNED WAY Holder did not know about this, which- again- means he lied to Congress.

While the investigation continues into the U.S. operation that helped send thousands of guns south of the border, Mexican lawmakers say they'll press for extradition and prosecution in Mexico of American officials who authorized and ran the operation.

"I obviously feel violated. I feel my country's sovereignty was violated," Mexico Sen. Rene Arce Islas told Fox News. "They should be tried in the United States and the Mexican government should also demand that they also be tried in Mexico since the incidents took place here. There should be trials in both places."

Unless Obama figures some major benefit to him and his plans, this won't happen; but it's still pressure on the guilty.
However, this bit is full of crap:
"It confirms what many Mexicans already believe. That there is this conspiracy from the U.S. to sell guns to Mexico, and that conspiracy has to do with this idea that America is trying to control Mexico or protect the arms industry," said Ana Maria Salazar, a respected Mexican political analyst and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Enforcement Policy under President Bill Clinton.
'Trying to control Mexico'? 'protect the arms industry'? Even coming from a Bill Clinton disciple this is disgusting.

More on TSA and that tyrant wannabe Pistole

Now, thanks to TSA Chief John Pistole’s determination to “take the TSA to the next level,” there will soon be no place safe from the TSA’s groping searches. Only this time, the “ritualized humiliation” is being meted out by the serpentine-labeled Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) task forces, comprised of federal air marshals, surface transportation security inspectors, transportation security officers, behavior detection officers and explosive detection canine teams. At a cost of $30 million in 2009, VIPR relies on 25 teams of agents, in addition to assistance from local law enforcement agencies as well as immigration agents. And as a sign of where things are headed, Pistole, himself a former FBI agent, wants to turn the TSA into a “national-security, counterterrorism organization, fully integrated into U.S. government efforts.” To accomplish this, Pistole has requested funding for an additional 12 teams for fiscal year 2012, bringing VIPR’s operating budget close to $110 million.

VIPR is the first major step in the government’s effort to secure so-called “soft” targets such as malls, stadiums, bridges, etc. In fact, some security experts predict that checkpoints and screening stations will eventually be established at all soft targets, such as department stores, restaurants, and schools. Given the virtually limitless number of potential soft targets vulnerable to terrorist attack, subjection to intrusive pat-downs and full-body imaging will become an integral component of everyday life in the United States. As Jim Harper of the Cato Institute observed, “The natural illogic of VIPR stings is that terrorism can strike anywhere, so VIPR teams should search anywhere.”
These raids, conducted at taxpayer expense on average Americans going about their normal, day-to-day business, run the gamut from the ridiculous to the abusive. In Santa Fe, TSA agents were assigned to conduct searches at a high school prom. At the port of Brownsville, in Texas, VIPR units searched all private and commercial vehicles entering and exiting the port. Although the TSA admitted the search was not conducted in response to any specific threat, VIPR agents nonetheless engaged in “thorough” inspections of each and every vehicle. In a training exercise in Atlanta, VIPR teams allegedly arrested a man after discovering a small amount of marijuana in his semi-trailer. In San Diego, a VIPR investigation at a trolley station resulted in the deportation of three teenagers apprehended on their way to school.
The question that must be asked, of course, is who exactly is the TSA trying to target and intimidate? Not would-be terrorists, given that scattershot pat-down stings are unlikely to apprehend or deter terrorists. In light of the fact that average citizens are the ones receiving the brunt of the TSA’s efforts, it stands to reason that we’ve become public enemy number one. We are all suspects. And how does the TSA deal with perceived threats? Its motto, posted at the TSA’s air marshal training center headquarters in the wake of 9/11, is particularly telling: “Dominate. Intimidate. Control.”

Can't type well enough to properly comment on this; go read it all, and then call/write your congresscritters.

Found at Sipsey

About that 'study' that Independance Day is a 'rignt-wing' holiday:

Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Freedomfuck you with the flying fuckeagle of freedom. Fuck you for your stupidity. Fuck you for trying to marginalize this most glorious of days in our nation’s history. Fuck you for trying to make me feel bad or reticent about celebrating our freedom. And moundfuck you forever for trying to imply that the greatness unleashed on the 4th of July and the Declaration of Independence are things to hide under a blanket and be ashamed of.

Thinking our rights are entitled by our Creator to be free and pursue life, liberty, and happiness are partisan? Enjoy being on the anti-entitlement side and historyfuck you with a fucksoaked quillpen.

Believing the governors must receive their authorization and consent from the governed is a bad thing and worthy of the same scorn you heap upon a person wanting lower taxes? CrossingFuck you across the Delaware.

Believing all men are created equal should be subected to a David Brock web-based hissy fit? Ask this guy and then fuck you with your shame and idiocy.

And that's not all of it.

A day late, but

Still not typing well, but

a few things to point to:
'Code enforcement' as weapon

Sen. Leahy is a multiple-level dirtbag

Things you need gathered before you die

Yeah,considering how so many of them act...
(thanks to Rodger)

While Obama is trying to pretend to be like Reagan,

The Dutch are on a roll

Added: What I wish to highlight here is the horrible spectacle of mainstream minds raising the alarm over the increasingly violent intrusions of the government into our lives, even as their underlying ideologies move them inexorably towards that end-of-road. To judge by the reaction around the blogosphere, both Left and Right are aghast and angry over Guerena’s death — but I will show how, in fact, both “sides” are, at root, complicit in it.

And that's it for now

Monday, July 04, 2011

One thing I will note about yesterday's adventures:

it seems morphine doesn't do a damn thing for pain. For me, at least. I don't think the doc really believed me; fuck him, I had the first-hand information. And did most of the typing I did today with one hand

And, since it's still the 4th, an inspiring pic stolen from Theo:

I shall now manage a shower, closely followed by collapse. 'Night, all

Happy Birthday, USA

Even though my planned trip to the range has been cancelled

And just because I like it

Sunday, July 03, 2011

If you've got a few dollars to spare,

Valour-IT fundraiser is on.

First, Rev. Wright, 'controversial' isn't a bad word;

second, I do not call you controversial: I call you a racist liar. And, as noted, never forget that our President sat in the pews nodding and cheering for twenty freakin' years. And then claimed "Oh, I never heard him say any of those things!"

Of course, he's got the major media giving him cover for all this. I imagine Wright has called the Founders all a bunch of slavers, which would be another lie. But it's a PC lie, the kind our 'journalists' like to promote.

Ah, the Green Party, now saving people from unsafe dildos and such.

Apparently that noose isn't tightening fast enough:
A defiant Moammar Gadhafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya.

Gadhafi delivered the warning Friday in an address by telephone to thousands of supporters who gathered in Tripoli's Green Square. He vowed to stay on and warned the NATO-led alliance to stop its air war or face "catastrophe."

Gadhafi said that unless strikes stop, "we can decide to treat you in a similar way." He says that "if we decide, we can also move it (the fight) to Europe."

Y'know, we didn't hear much out of this guy for some years there, I wonder... oh yeah, because he was afraid that if he did anything Bush would actually kill him.

Some of the implications of Obama sucking up to the Muslim Brotherhood; this man is either a flat effing fool, or really wants to destroy this nation.

So it's bad enough up there some student was willing to put his life on the line to do this:
But part of the motivation may come from fears of student revolution. Last week someone put a piece of graffito on the wall of a Pyongyang College which called the Dear Leader “a dictator who starved people to death."

For North Korea, this is more or less the equivalent of setting the White House on fire with a Molotov.

Heard anything about the idiocy in the park? Glenn Beck was apparently thought he could take his family to a public park to see a show and the NYC clowns could act like civilized beings. He was wrong, they called him a liar, but their denials don't really seem to hold up.

Well, the flotilla dirtbags tried it, and it's begun. Though I have news for them: if Israeli commandos stormed the ships 'with guns blazing' they'd be having burials at sea because there wouldn't be enough space for all the bodies.

And now I'll leave you. I hope to be hobbling around well enough to mark the birthday by making a lot of noise and holes in targets, and I have some ammo to put together.

About that 'graceful' post

a couple of days ago:
Over the years I have gone rappelling(in not the best of circumstances), rock climbing, hiked through bad places, ridden motorcycles and driven four-wheel vehicles(sometimes in ways, it's amazing I'm alive), been in the SCA and hit people with sticks, all kinds of things. In all that time, the two worst injuries I've suffered from such:
Getting knocked off a bicycle by a speed bump, and
A few days ago, I fell off a sidewalk.

"?" you're thinking. Raised walk, left foot slipped off and somehow managed to do something to my leg. Yesterday, I noticed a ginormous bruise of downright appalling color that wasn't there the day before; it apparently took five freakin' days for it to finally reveal itself. Which, at least, gives hope that that's all it is, and a few more days will take care of the matter.

Yeah, it's a nice excuse to put the leg up, but damn...

One more reason to tell the Israelis "If they try to break

the blockade and refuse to turn back, just sink the damn ships" AND to tell the EU to collectively go to hell:
"The Europeans," explained MP Schroeder, "supported the Palestinian Authority with the aim of becoming its main sponsor, and through this, challenge the U.S. and present themselves as the future global power. Therefore, the Al-Aksa Intifada should be understood as a proxy war between Europe and the United States."

"It is an open secret within the European Parliament that EU aid to the Palestinian Authority has not been spent correctly," MP Schroeder said during a recent address in New York. "The European Parliament does not intend to verify whether European taxpayers' money could have been used to finance anti-Semitic murderous attacks. Unfortunately, this fits well with European policy in this area."
Well, isn't that just freakin' wonderful? "We can attack the US without doing it openly, and get some Jews killed at the same time! We love this plan!"
In her Ben Gurion University address, MP Schroeder argued, "The primary goal of the EU is the internationalization of the conflict in order to underline the need for its own mediating role," warning that renewed European calls for a multinational force in the region - heard most recently by the head of the largest political bloc in the parliament - combined with heightened levels of anti-Semitism in Europe and the Arab world, could spell disaster for Jews everywhere. "The Palestinians are playing the ugly role of being the cannon fodder for Europe's hidden war against the U.S.," she adds.
Just wonderful who we have as 'allies', isn't it?

A blog to recommend

Captain Tightpants, go take a look. I think he's the kind of cop we need more of.