Saturday, April 28, 2012

A somewhat laborious way to avoid fouling

A while back I picked up a box of Hornady bullets; specifically, .38 caliber 158-grain lead semi-wadcutter hollowpoints. Back when jacketed hollowpoints were a very iffy thing(tended to either not expand at all, or break up on impact or right after), this bullet was chosen for the FBI load, and by a bunch of other departments(I think Dallas PD used it in a .38 Special +P load) because it would pretty reliably expand. I thought having some of these might be handy for home-defense loads. Well, they shoot beautifully, but no matter what load I tried I got lead fouling in the bore*. Which I hate having to mess with. Then something popped to mind I read in a forum somewhere(no idea which forum or when, I think a couple of years back) on how to take a plain-base bullet and modify it to take a gas check. So some experimentation was called for.

It works.

So, if you’re of a mind to try it, or just want to see what kind of idiocy I’m willing to go through to see if something works, here goes:
You need a collet-type bullet puller; mine is a Forster, and here it is with a .357 collet:

Use a cartridge case in the shellholder to both hold the bullet high enough to and to keep it level.

Some experimentation will be needed to find if you can adjust the puller high enough so the ram goes all the way up, or if you’ll have to manually move it to the right level. Using a .38 case I was able to run it all the way up

And once it’s there, you tighten the collet. In its proper use, you take a cartridge you need to pull the bullet from, run it up, screw the pressure screw down, which forces the collet down into a tapered area, which causes the four leaves to tighten on the bullet; then raise the lever to lower the ram, and it should neatly pull the bullet from the case. Here, when you tighten the collet it squeezes a short section of the bullet base and compresses it, forming(if you get it right) a shank that a gas check will seat on. You can barely see it in the pic,
but it's there

Note: I found that, after forming one, I had to use something to push up into the die to push the collet up, as it tended to stick a bit, before could do the next one.

Set the gas check on, run the bullet through a sizer to crimp the check on(here a Lee sizer in .358),

and here’s your bullet.

First time I tried this I formed 12, loaded them up with Titegroup and tried them out; they fired perfectly and accuracy seemed equal to the un-modified bullets. And not a trace of lead fouling in the bore.

I checked around, and did find a place where I could buy similar bullets already gas-checked, but the shipping was about half what the bullets cost. Besides, I wanted to use these up, and this’ll do the job.

And yeah, these bullets are on the list for ‘Test to be run when I have enough jugs’.

Denny nearly being murdered by these bastards

was a fine illustration to daughter and son of a Prime Rule: Somebody tries to make you stop, keep driving.
What if they stand in the way?
What if they won't move?
Driver over them. You have to be alive and reasonably whole to get in trouble for it, and anyone trying to make you stop in such a situation is a Bad Guy.

I should probably add "And if the rioters holding bricks and clubs are black, the media will call you a racist getting out of there, but who gives a fuck what those progressive dirtbag excuses for reporters think?"

Well, it does seem to be how the Occupy clowns think (Link shoudl work now)

“But I don’t have a job and can’t afford them. Can’t you make an exception because of my hardship? They said you could do that.”

“Who said we could do that, sir?”

“The Occupy San Francisco people.”
I strongly suggest reading all of it.Link

Friday, April 27, 2012

Open Carry bill clears the OK House

Senate Bill 1733 would allow anyone possessing a license to carry a firearm under the Oklahoma Self Defense Act to carry the weapon either openly or concealed. It passed 85-3 and is headed for a conference committee.

It also would allow a property owner to openly carry a handgun on his or her land. No concealed carry permit would be required
The House also passed a bill that would allow hunters to use a suppressor on firearms when hunting on private property.
Another step forward. I've heard the Gov is sympathetic to the bill, so hopefully it'll clear the committee and land on her desk and be signed.

Unpossible! The gun bigots say so!

Then, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith's grabbed him."

Not possible, I say! According to the gun bigots, the BEST that could be hoped for is something like

Well, it looked like something was going to happen

Now, members of the House Oversight Committee are tired of being patient and are ready to hold Holder accountable. A 48-page contempt citation has been drafted and House Speaker John Boehner is fully onboard with supporting the move. So what's next?
And then
House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and House Speaker John Boehner claim reports they are moving to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress soon — and reports claiming they are working together to do so — are inaccurate....
After the initial reports, a House Republican leadership aide told The Daily Caller that the LA Times and CBS reports were inaccurate. The GOP leadership aide said that “while there are very legitimate arguments to be made in favor of such an action [holding Holder in contempt], no decision has been made to move forward with one by the Speaker or by House Republican leaders.”

Can you say "Boehner is screwing us over"?
I knew you could.
Question is, exactly what is he getting- or being promised- out of this?

Further: Rep. Gowdy says
“Before Memorial Day, Eric Holder will either comply or he will suffer consequences, and when I say consequences, I mean contempt of Congress.”
Except that will still require Boehner to stop playing games for whatever he's hoping to get.

Hey, former Chief Clown of TSA: if you think us being upset with TSA is

'dangerous to security', you might try actually training these morons to act like professionals, and use their brains(assuming they have them), stop stealing from people, stop committing sexual assault, and stop dealing drugs; that might make quite a difference in how we see these clowns wearing badges they don't deserve.

Added: you might up the requirements for the agency, too.

Yeah, about the level of fascist crap I'd expect from Pelosi

and company:
Thus, the PRA would deny all constitutional rights to all entities organized as corporations. If the Amendment passes, government would be free to search corporate-owned premises at will, restrict freedom of religion at houses of worship owned by corporate entities (which includes most churches), condemn corporate-owned property for private uses and without paying compensation, and so on. This result is consistent with the logic of those who criticize the Citizens United decision on the grounds that corporations don’t have First Amendment rights because they aren’t “real” people. If this reasoning is correct with respect to the First Amendment, it surely applies to other constitutional rights too. But even dedicated supporters of campaign finance regulations might wonder whether those laws are so wonderful that their protection justifies the sweeping restrictions on all other constitutional rights embodied in the People’s Rights Amendment.

Unfortunately, this dangerous result is not precluded by Section 3 of the PRA, which states that “Nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit the people’s rights of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, and such other rights of the people.” Section protects the rights of “the people.” The preceding Section 2 stated that “People, person, or persons as used in this Constitution does not include corporations.” Presumably, that rule applies to the use of “people” Section 3, which there also does “not include corporations.” If, on the other hand, the reference to “people” in Section 3 does apply to corporations, then the entire PRA would have no effect at all, since Section 3 would preserve from limitation any constitutional rights to which corporations were entitled before the PRA.
This is probably Pelosi's real motive: giving the State power to steal and to dictate with no recourse.

Back to that 'gentle Mother Nature' crap,

“A eagle attacked my 2 chi’s today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing, between my cat and my pups, i’m about to f**n kill things,” she tweeted Monday, but later referred to the animal as a hawk.
If it's small enough, they'll take it; if it barks or meows, makes no difference.

A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory.

The shrimp are known to eat their smaller cousins, and sightings of the massive crustaceans have gone up tenfold in the last year, biologists say.

The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit over an ounce for domestic white, brown and pink shrimp.

Our noble Gutsy Decision President;

yeah, right.
Only the memo doesn’t show a gutsy call. It doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong. It shows a CYA maneuver by the White House.

The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven. So the notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage of the operation is incorrect. The hero here was McRaven, not Obama. And had the mission gone wrong, McRaven surely would have been thrown under the bus.

The memo is crystal clear on that point. It says that the decision has been made based solely on the “risk profile presented to the President.” If any other risks – no matter how minute – arose, they were “to be brought back to the President for his consideration.” This is ludicrous. It is wiggle room. It was Obama’s way of carving out space for himself in case the mission went bad. If it did, he’d say that there were additional risks of which he hadn’t been informed; he’d been kept in the dark by his military leaders.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Conclusion #1: I’m not going to sniper school

anytime soon.

If you’re not up on this, a while back I got one of the Paco Kelly Acu’rzr tools for modifying .22 rimfire ammo, for both accuracy(in some cases) and to make more effective hollowpoints. For accuracy testing I modified four brands/types of ammo:
Federal bulk-pack 36-grain hollowpoints
Eley Sport 40-grain subsonic
Centurion 40-grain HV
Federal Champion 40-grain HV
You’ll notice below that the Champion isn’t listed in the test results; somehow I walked out without those bags, so I’ll do them later.

The testing was done as follows:
Each target has three diamonds; top left for original ammo, right for sized .223", left bottom for sized .224”.
Fired several shots at a separate target with each rifle to both check zero and warm the barrel.
I had the modified ammo bagged and marked. Fired five original, five .223, five .224, then set that rifle aside and fired the same brand ammo sets with a Remington 512 bolt action.

Here’s the results. First, the Federal HP in the Martini:
Very little difference between factory and modified. You’ll notice one hole between the left diamonds; that was a .223-sized. Odd sound to that shot and it threw WAY left.

In the Remington:
Except for the flyer to the right, big advantage to the .224”. Un-modified, the Remington didn't really like this stuff

Eley Sport, Martini:
The .223 and .224 both gave slightly better groups, but within the margin of “Who’s doing the shooting” error, so can't really say any improvement.

In the Remington:
Shot way low with all three(subsonic, expected some drop but not this much). Factory gave more of a pattern than group, .223 not much better; I’d say the .224 did a bit better, except I have no idea where number 5 went. I'll note that for the .224 group I raised the elevation six clicks to keep it(mostly) on the paper.

Centurion, Martini
You’ll notice no ‘factory’ shots; somehow I walked out without that box(yes, I know I forgot TWO things after all this planning). So I’ll save these and, next time can get to the range I’ll shoot that. I have fired this ammo in the Martini before, and it shot well, but notice that big hole in the .223 target:
Damn. That I’m going to have to test again to make sure it wasn’t a one-time thing, but I don’t think it is. The .224” widened out quite a bit.

In the Remington:
Of the two groups, I think the .224” gave the best result, four nicely together and one outside; worth a re-test.

This is about what I'd expected; changing the bullet diameter by either uniforming it or making it larger would have to have some effect, in at least some ammo. For rifles I can say that if you've got access to one of these and can't find anything that shoots really well, it'd be worth trying the mod to see if it matches a brand up to the piece. Handguns, I'll have to try, but it'll need a proper rest to eliminate as much(of my) human error as possible.

Soon as I have enough jugs saved up I'm going to test the hollowpoint mods and see what they do; I do expect to see some interesting results from that.

One more thing: for this kind of testing the weight, trigger and wide forend of the Martini are wonderful. The only problem with the Remington is the forend is much more rounded, so not quite as stable on the rest; the lighter weight had more effect than I'd really expected, too.

Range day

and was able to test the modified .22 ammo. Got to the range and there was a light easterly breeze, and it stayed that way until just after I finished the testing part of things, and then picked up some. Need to shoot some pictures, then I'll post on the test.

Tried something else on some .38 Special ammo, pictures to come on that, too.

In the meantime, here's another reason I usually refer to them as 'palisimians':
A former Palestinian intelligence officer has reportedly been sentenced to death after it was revealed he had sold his home to Jews.

Muhammad Abu Shahala, who worked for the Palestinian Authority reportedly confessed under torture to selling his home in Hebron on the West Bank to a Jewish man.
Yeah, we need to give these people lots of our money and a 'country of their own'...

The dog can text?

That clown Obama appointed to the EPA 'apologized'; as expected, it boils down to "I'm really sorry you found out about this, now will you please go away and let us destroy energy production?"

Speaking of palisimians and related stuff, you've got to read this. Hint: sex with a dead wife: approval of.

The original Chief Clown of TSA says us being so upset with the molesters, thieves and Constitution-violators is 'dangerous to security'.
“I think TSA gets all the abuse for frustration about a system, that was created in 2001 with the full support of both parties of the United States, that no longer works as well as it did in 2001 and needs to be significantly changed and it is not the fault of the officers at the front line who are following their instructions,” he said. “It is the policy that needs to be changed and that is what I argue.”
I'd argue that it didn't work well to start with and has degraded since; when you have idiots telling the pilot "You can't have those nail clippers", or a US Marshall "I don't care if you have a gun, you can't have a knife on the airplane," you have- at BEST- people following idiotic rules; at worst you have dirtbags also abusing their authority just because they can.

4) What does it say about the state of the nation that I was moderately surprised to find that some humorless functionary hadn't appended my name to the no-fly list for no better reason than my constant harping on the fact that the TSA is a worthless sack of bastards who accomplish no function other than turning millions of taxpayer dollars into annoyance and frustration?
I don't have nearly the audience Tam does, and both times I've flown I was nervous about catching some crap for the same reasons; another reason TSA needs its collective ass kicked. People should NOT have to worry about being effed-over just because they expressed an opinion that one of the employees is offended by.

Sheila Jackson Lee(NSD-TX), one of the most bigoted socialist fools in Congress, wants more:
A new proposal by Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee threatens to give the Department of Homeland Security the power to spy on Congress and the Judicial Branch.
Congress and the Judiciary aren't happy. Join the club, dumbasses, WE don't care for the crap you keep doing either.

Oh, if you missed that in the past, ATF and DHS and so on also allowed grenade parts to be smuggled into Mexico:
The administration officials then put together a plan: They secretly intercepted Kingery’s grenade parts after he ordered them online, marked them with special paint and gave them back to him. Then, they allowed him to take those grenade parts into Mexico. ATF was going to try to find his weapons factory there — even though the U.S. government and its federal law enforcement agencies have no jurisdiction in Mexico — with the apparent goal of building a bigger case against Kingery.

ATF agents had planned to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials — who, unlike ATF agents who ultimately report to Attorney General Eric Holder, report up the chain to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The emails show ATF agents were aware they might lose track of Kingery while they allowed him to transport the grenade parts into Mexico. The emails also show ATF agents knew that the grenades could end up exploding and killing innocent people if they proceeded with the plan. That didn’t stop the Obama administration’s ATF from allowing the grenades to walk.

“Even in a post blast, as long as the safety lever is recovered we will be able to identify these tagged grenades,” an official wrote in one email.
Translation: "Even if a bunch of people get killed, we think we can still use this."

And guess who'll be running the Baltimore School of Law(at least the 'Perjury, how to' section)?
The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border — even as contrary facts emerged from the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
In February, Weich denied the Justice Department’s involvement in another scandal. The Daily Caller learned that the DOJ had failed to arrest and prosecute several indicted financial criminals because of an alleged bribery scheme. Weich said the DOJ had no knowledge of any bribery.

It should be noted that even with the attention on them from Gunwalker, BATFEIEIO is still ignoring the law in other areas:
“Despite what the law clearly states, I’ve heard from several Alaska gun shop owners who are being hassled by the ATF,” said Rep. Young. “As I have told the gun shop owners, the ATF has no right to either copy or remove their records and if any attempt is made, they should refuse it.”
What think you: agents with bad training, or agents ignoring the law because someone told them to go get copies of the records?

The Administration wants to crucify oil & gas companies...

Well, we won't do that to them, we'll just go with tar and feathers. And a rail.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today's Gunwalker question: if nobody at DoJ realized how effing stupid

this was, why should we expect them to manage anything with some level of competence?
But let us move back to the main point: Ciaramella emailed the DoJ for their response to this issue… and the DoJ’s official response, in the form of one Office of Public Affairs spokeswoman Katie Dixon? Go read Media Matters for America (MMfA).

No, really.

So: it finally sunk in that
The article they sent him to doesn't deal with the questions,
It really isn't too damn smart to subcontract DoJ matters to frikkin' MEDIA MATTERS,
And it's especially idiotic when they realize the doofus 'taking care of this' is a Democrat activist. And there are tracks.
And it’s starting to look like this is sinking in over there, because the cover-up’s started. has to keep updating its post on this scandal-within-a-scandal, because the sanitizing is ongoing. First, Kate Dixon’s prior (and previously public) links to the DNC, Organizing for America were hidden; now Dixon’s prior tweets are apparently being retroactively vetted – and when necessary, deleted. Needless to say, nobody’s talking over at DoJ – which means that nobody’s explaining whether all of these clumsy attempts to obscure the record are either Dixon’s own idea, or Justice’s.

Great to get an answer on that, by the way. And, hey: at least they’re tacitly admitting that getting caught at treating with MMfA too openly is a public relations disaster…

Ever heard of a nutcase called Amanda Marcotte?

If you haven't, no big loss.
Well, I have to point out that it’s conservatives, who are much more likely to not only be religious but to think that religion should be pushed on people for their own good, who are currently supporting a legal right to run around in the streets gunning people down for no other reason than you find their skin color to be darker than what you prefer around these parts.
I took a quick look at the site this came from; appears she's a nutcase-level atheist, as well as a bigot.

!(#&^%!! Blogger ate my post!

Trying to rebuild, let's see... ok, start with this 'excuse' for beating someone half to death:
We try to bring our kids up the right way and show people that all black kids are not bad.“
So, over words, a mob of you try to kill someone and then talk about 'justice for Trayvon' after. Reeeaaall good effort, lady.

Have a friend who still thinks the Occupy movement is 'good people with a few bad ones'; from the look of things, more like 'a bunch of bad people with a few good ones mixed in.

So to the TSA "Stop fondling my balls" equals assault.

Let me be clear: I'm saying that the extreme language we hear from the far right is qualitatively different from the extreme language we hear from the far left -- and far more damaging to the ties that bind us as a nation.
Really? I don't remember, does this include the left actively calling for George Bush to be murdered? Showing him in a nazi uniform and Hitler mustache? Robinson, you're a dirtbag and moron.

The NYEffingTimes says "We don't play favorites!" and expects us to believe it.

When I got into that 'war on women' argument the other day, various people insisted this is a 'non-partisan event'; not so much, it looks like.

I know I'm missing something, but that's it for now. Got another project to blog about, but have to get some pictures first, that'll be a day or two

Every time I see something like this,

I want to start using a cane.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

To Wallace Collins, head of the OK Democrat Party:

Screw you, you sorry little bastard.

And note this little piece of "I'm a VICTIM!" whining:
Collins refused to apologize and says Pinnell is trying to politicize his comments.
You accuse people of being terrorists, and bitch that someone 'politicized your comments'? Screw you twice.

Man, Californicated really is, worse

than I'd thought(and what I thought was bad).
There's one line that sums it up nicely:
Mind you, the November ballot initiative that Mr. Brown is spearheading would primarily hit those whom Democrats call "millionaires" (i.e., people who make more than $250,000 a year).
So, just like Bill Clinton, you're magically a 'millionaire' if you make $250k/year. This is the level of math the morons running that state approve of.

You people out there who actually work are soooo screwed. I really wouldn't mind the others going in the toilet, except that they and the socialist dirtbags in Congress will want to rape us to save them.

A project

A little while ago I became the owner of a Colt Model M in .32acp.
It’s as much a joy to shoot as the .380 I lucked into a couple of years back, but does share one problem: the sights suck.

I know, I know, “It’s for up-close-&-personal self-defense, that way it doesn’t snag in a pocket” and so forth. All true. I still want better sights, at least in front, which led to an idea.

Before anyone starts screaming, this is not a case of damaging a collectable: at some point, trying to ‘repair’ damage caused by pitting(looks like it spent a lot of time in a pocket or tucked into a belt) someone with a very heavy hand went after it with a buffer. Half the markings are almost obliterated, the others damaged. Add to that a bore that wasn’t cleaned after use with corrosive-primed ammo(there is rifling there, in between all the pits) and this is a shooter, not a collector’s piece. Which is fine, I wanted a shooter, and I’m going to improve on it a bit.

Realistically, the big factor is going to be a front sight big enough to see, and a rear that makes using it fast easy. There’s a couple of options I could go with, I’m going to try this:

Yes, that’s a Mepro shotgun sight. Friend and I discussed this, and I think with a .32 the shank should be plenty to handle the stresses of the slide cycling, and it’ll be a big, bright dot in bad light,
a nice, easy to see post in good.

What if this doesn't hold up? I'll find something suitable and cut a dovetail for it.

Suggestions, imprecations, bad language and so forth appreciated. Some parts of that more than others.

Let the hate begin!

Don't yell at me, it's their fault

"Obama's just like the SpecOps guys!"

Yeah, right.
Note this line:
Likewise, you wouldn’t think there’d be much scope to doubt the Americanism of one who bets his presidency on a mission to kill Osama bin Laden face to face rather than by the less risky means of a drone strike.
I have to wonder, did he word it this way to make it appear Obama was at actual risk, or not?

Especially when you consider the risk if it'd come out "We had a clean shot to kill bin Laden, but Obama turned it down."

I really liked their music

Still do.

Oh yeah!

Platinum, yeah; think of the iridium for armor for the panzers and combat cars! And osmium for penetrators!

More on McMillan and Bank of America

From McMillans' facebook page:
I just got off the phone with my Merchant account provider. As part of the contract I signed with this company, I also signed a contract with Visa and MasterCard that precludes me from "NOT" accepting credit cards from Bank of America as payment. So, I wanted to make sure that everyone who has supported us through this incident realizes I am not backing down and knuckling under. We have always prided ourselves in being an upright law abiding company and we will honor the contract that we signed.
Why do I think they won't have much trouble finding a bank to replace BoA?

Well now, why AREN'T heads rolling at NOAA?

NOAA law enforcement collected close to $100,000,000 in fines and seized goods from fishermen over the past several years. The Department of Commerce IG investigated and found that only about $60M could be accounted for, while some $40M is just plain gone. This is not taxpayer money, but money taken in huge chunks from fishermen for infractions, some very minor. Claims by the fishermen of coercion and extortion were validated by the IG. See the IG reports here, here, and here.

One single fisherman, Larry Yacobian, ended up paying $450,000 in fines and owing $250,000 in legal fees. He was forced to sell his boats, his gear, and the farm that had been in his wife's family since the days of the Pilgrims. A special master appointed by the IG found that Mr. Yacobian had been treated unfairly. The government returned $400,000 to Mr. Yacobian, and the Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke, apologized personally.

But nobody has ever been punished.

There's a measure in the OK House that basically says

'A fetus is a person'. Lots of argument about it.
Well, someone invited me to a 'Unite against the War on Women' rally, and I had the bad manners to say "If this is part of the current 'Repubs/conservatives/libertarians HATE WOMEN!' crap, then no." Which was bad enough; then I compounded the offense by saying "I don't think there is a 'war on women', and added
"Tell you what: when I start seeing the same people who raise hell about evil Stupid Party/conservatives/libertarians 'attacking women' start yelling just as loud about clowns like Mahar, and the attacks on Palin & family, I'll believe they really think there's a war on women; problem is, with a few exceptions, they defend and make excuses for that crap."
Now I am informed I'm in denial, I want to play Deity with womens' bodies, the usual. Mind you, I said not one damned word about my view on abortion or the current bill in question; I just argued against the 'war on women' meme.

As Kevin has pointed out, you can't actually argue with a lot of these people.

Bank of America is saying "We don't have a corporate policy

on that"; McMillan says
In response to Bank of America's public statement:

The statement we [McMillan] posted was an accurate account of the events that transpired late last week. McMillan Group has been in good standing with B of A and a loyal customer for the past 12 years. We were told that we must finalize all of our accounts because we manufacture firearms.

McMillan cannot speak for Bank of America's company wide policies, but we can speak out about our personal experiences.

We [McMillan] kindly suggest that if Corporate Bank of America has no policy against conducting business with firearms manufactures, then they should communicate these policies with their regional Vice Presidents and other management.

So, is this a local branch that doesn't like those icky gun people? Or is this an unofficial policy they don't want to talk about? I have to note, calling McMillan a liar isn't the best idea I can think of.


Well, yeah.
When politicians say "spread the wealth," translate that as "concentrate the power," because that is the only way they can spread the wealth. And once they get the power concentrated, they can do anything else they want to, as people have discovered — often to their horror — in countries around the world.

So, does that mean Napolitano is out of a job? And DHS will be closed? If not, why not?
Hey, we could get rid of the morons in TSA, too!

It's just past 1000, and for some reason I'm bloody starving for pizza... that Mazzio's opens when, again?

Glenn B
had a comment on the 'shoot all the dogs' story I posted on the other day. Good thoughts.
Ok, I don't think anyone but a nut-level animal-rights type would yell about an officer shooting an actual attacking/threatening to attack dog when called for; problem is, as Uncle once put it, so many agencies seem to have a policy of "Shoot the dogs first" whether there's actual reason for it or not. Which caused a thought to come to me last night: being much more cynical than I used to be, I can see some brass meeting with lawyers and deciding "If we shoot ANY dog in the place every time, we'll get some heat, but we can say "Standing policy!". Whereas if we tell them to only shoot dogs that are actually threatening or attacking, we'll have to explain each time why the officers shot Fido." No, doesn't make a lot of sense, really; neither does shooting dogs that AREN'T actually attacking; or hiding under a table or cowering in a corner.

To every moron racial grievance-monger from Sharpton and Obama down:

Like the results of your work, you bastards?

Sunday: bunch of pruning, decide "If I get the chipper out

I can get rid of most of this pile." I do. Slight break when it jams, and while clearing it slice right thumb.

Monday, finishing a bunch of stuff, slam back of left hand into something; further hemorrhage and still sore.

I may have to get some boxing gloves to wear.

Monday, April 23, 2012

If I can find where to get it,

I want one of these.

Hell, I'll buy some for friends!

If this is correct, the Martin family lawyer should be disbarred

Lost track of who had a link to this; in any case, interesting reading. Short version: the reports of Martins' girlfriend and the sworn statements are bullcrap. And, if correct Atty. Benjamin Crump is a lying sack of crap, and disbarment is the least that should happen.

Agreed: if Napolitano has so much free time and money

that DHS agents are raiding flea markets over counterfeit clothes and such, then we don't have a terrorism problem; dump the agency.

Or pare it back so far that they don't have time or money for bullcrap like this, or searching people as they get off a bus.

There're reasons I call them 'palisimians'

Like these.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Poorly trained police are a hazard to dogs, their owners, themselves, and three year old girls".

Seems to sum it up.
The couple's three-year-old daughter was eating breakfast at the kitchen table in the Humboldt Avenue North house when police entered the front door on a warrant. As soon as the officers entered the house, they shot and killed one dog, Kano, in the living room, then moments later fired "multiple, hollow-point rounds towards the kitchen table, killing another of the Keten's dogs," Remy, that was lying beneath the table, the suit alleges.
...but it admits that Officer Chad Fuchs was aware that a three year old girl was sitting at the table even as he fired multiple, hollow point rounds in her direction.
A: Then why does Officer Fuchs(up) still wear a badge?
B: What the HELL is wrong with so many cops that they have some compulsion to shoot every dog in sight?
Note Austin PD edited the recording to remove a critical portion; about the level of dirtbagginess we've come to expect in such cases.

This months E-Postal Match is up

over here.

I've been forgetting to look for this, let alone make mention of it; I need to get back to it

Mr. Van Jones:


HELL no.

And screw you, you communist bastard.

Sincerely, etc.

Fast & Furious: Holder's DoJ is using Media Matters

to officially defend Holder & Co.
The screenshot of that email shows Dixon saying:

Per your request for information on a Fast and Furious book, I was told to direct your questions to the FBI and also to provide you with a link to this story:

The message then linked to a story titled Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich's Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods. At the time of this writing, Dixon has not responded to Breitbart News to confirm that she sent the email shown in the tweet.
Well, of course not; you think she wants to admit to it? Especially considering
UPDATE : Deparment of Justice PR Katie Dixon also worked for the Democratic National Committee and Organizing For America, according to her LinkedIn profile. [Editor's note: following the publication of this article, the Past Employers section of Dixon's LinkedIn profile has been made private.]

With all the paid PR flacks at DoJ, they have to refer people to Media Matters to defend Holder?

Speaking of Gunwalker, the gentleman at Sipsey Street has been having some serious health problems(yeah, should have mentioned this sooner), but is finally about to go home. Let's hope he heals up and gets back to making Holder & Napolitano & Co. more miserable than ever.

And, from Codrea,
It’s significant, because the report was prepared by Special Agent Hope McAllister, reviewed by then-Group VII Supervisor David Voth and then- Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Newell, and concerns the border stop of Operation Fast and Furious suspect Manuel Celis-Acosta, who was let go with the stated excuse that he had promised to help identify cartel gun buyers. Over the weekend, Gun Rights Examiner posted a copy of Celis-Acosta’s arrest report by the Phoenix Police Department from the month before, another instance where he was inexplicably released without charges.
'Inexplicably', lot of that going around in this, isn't there?

The left likes the Heckler's Veto so much they're moving on

to the Rioter's Conviction: "Screw the facts, guilt or innocence, we need Zimmerman in jail for something!"
But at least Mansfield Frazier is honest that he doesn’t want justice in this case, and he doesn’t pretend to be objective like CNN, ABC, or NBC have in their brutally dishonest attempts to profit from racial discord. He’s open about just wanting a conviction at whatever ethical or moral price.
"Mob rule is great, as long as my mob is on top!"

Speaking of which,
Chicago - Residents of a Chicago condo whose building will be in the eye of the NATO storm are being warned that they should move out for the weekend ... or risk being trapped inside by rioters.

As an aside, you've probably seen some of the pictures floating around of the Columbian hooker the SS agent tried to stiff on the bill. Two observations:
First, If you make a deal, pay up, you dumb bastard.
Second, She was worth flushing your career?