Saturday, June 16, 2012
Hose-Down by Leslie Fish
Hey you cocky, khaki boys
Proud of all your combat toys.
D'ya think you can spray all your troubles away,
With a hose-down?
Fire that AR rock-n-roll.
When you add the final toll
You don't kill much but sleeves and brush,
When you hose-down.
One good sniper up a tree
can wipe out a whole company.
Because he'll take the time to aim,
While the hose-down boys just spray and pray.
When you go to spray and blast
You use up lots of ammo fast.
How much can you carry?
How long can you tarry,
When you hose-down?
One good well-aimed shotgun round
Can throw as much hot lead around
As the entire clip of an AR zip
When you hose-down.
The point of throwing lead around
Is to make the other guy keep down.
But wear good armor front and head:
You'll stand tall while they fall dead!
It aint' much sense and it ain't much class
To fill the air with smoke and brass.
Everyone can see just where you be,
When you hose-down.
Making lots of flame and noise
May be fun for hot-ass boys.
But you win the game by how well you aim,
Yes you win the game by how well you aim,
Friday, June 15, 2012
Found at Feral's place
Texas Congressman Michael McCaul grills Janet Napolitano, 15 February 2012.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.): “Madam secretary, there’s been some speculation that the weapons used to kill Agent Zapata may have been possibly linked to Fast and Furious. Do you have any information to indicate there is a connection there?”Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: “I have no information to that effect, no. I don’t know one way or the other.” -- Hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee, 15 February 2012.
Congressional investigators permitted to view Department of Homeland Security documents related to the Fast and Furious operation have located and seen an Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Report of Investigation (ROI) from August 2010 describing 80 weapons seized in an arms smuggling interdiction between Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas. Of these weapons, the majority (approximately 50) were noted to have come from Operation Fast & Furious in Arizona, purchased by Uriel Patino and Jacob Chambers. The ROI was written and signed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was shot dead in an ambush at a fake roadblock in San Luis Potosí, Mexico on 15 February 2011. At the time of the report, Agent Zapata was assigned to the Laredo office.
Two of the weapons found at the murder scene were later traced back to Texas -- One was purchased in August 2010 near Houston on behalf of accused drug dealer Manuel Gomez Barba, and the other in October 2010 by a Dallas trafficking ring that included Otilio Osorio and his brother Ranferi. Much like Fast and Furious, both groups had been under ATF surveillance for many months, although ATF officials in Texas later denied that any gunwalking happened in their state. United State Senator John Cornyn has pressed Eric Holder and DOJ for details on any gunwalking in Texas. So far, he has been met with denials or silence.
The Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the Department of Justice have long denied that the case of Jaime Zapata had anything to do with Fast and Furious. The discovery of this ROI by Zapata, "puts the lie to that (expletives deleted) by Napolitano and Holder," according on source who spoke with this reporter on conditions of absolute anonymity.
Multiple sources including current and former employees of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have confirmed this explosive new revelation in the Fast & Furious investigation. Said one source, "I think (DHS) is covering up something big." He added, "I feel betrayed."
At the time of Agent Zapata's death, President Obama declared "The United States will work with Mexico to bring the assailants to justice." For her part, Janet Napolitano avowed: "Let me be clear: Any act of violence against our ICE personnel — or any DHS personnel — is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety."
One source indicated his frustration that neither DHS nor the FBI have come under scrutiny for what they know about gunwalking operations and the murders of Agent Zapata and Border Patrol BORTAC Team member Brian Terry.
Said another, "DHS walked away and pretended that this was Holder's problem," adding "If they didn't know, they should have known."
The revelation of the existence of Agent Zapata's August 2010 ROI should serve to bring more scrutiny to Janet Napolitano and her knowledge of gunwalking and the murders of Zapata and Terry, despite her previous denials under oath.
According to sources, both DHS and DOJ are "in a deep panic" that "their carefully contrived cover-up is breaking down," in the words of one.
Early morning inquiries to the offices of Congressman McCaul and Senator Cornyn for comment have not, as yet, been answered. This is not their fault, as I have had to push up the post time for this article out of concern for being scooped by other news organizations which I know are cognizant of this story. Their comments will form the basis of a follow-up story.
(Reporter's note: This may be the most important story I've written this year, and once again I ask my readers to help me get the truth out around the roadblock of the dinosaur media. If you believe that this story is as important as I do, please forward it to your Senators and Congressmen, demanding that they widen the investigations of Obama administration gunwalking to Janet Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security.)
LATER: David Codrea's take.
The bold in red is mine. Please note that this both reminds that Gunwalker was happening in states other than Arizona; and frankly, that Zapata wrote up that report and a while later wound up dead in Mexico makes flags wave and alarms sound; that's taking the excuse of 'coincidence' into bad-fiction territory to me.“We are at a critical juncture here,” (Vanderboegh) tells Gun Rights Examiner. “You need to let your readers know that, and ask them to once again call their congressmen, especially if they’re on the [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee, to beat them up and make them aware there will be a political price for not voting for contempt.”“The next few days are where we’ve got to pull out all the stops,” he adds. “Hit everybody up, including the press. I don’t care how many times--if they’re in a position to influence things, just keep beating on the subject until they’re sick of hearing about it.”
This also blows up Napolitano playing Sgt. Schultz and claiming "I know NOTHING!" Which adds more to the bullshit of Obama claiming he knew nothing at all about this; can anybody not in the tank for him believe that, with his AG and DHS head both involved in this, that he had no idea?
And just to add to the fun, also from Sipsey but posted here at Examiner,
Sources described as "previously highly credible" and "close to the Gunwalker investigation" are claiming "one and perhaps two sources within the Department of Justice headquarters...have approached the Issa Committee seeking whistleblower status," Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars blog is reporting this afternoon in an exclusive story.
"One source, who reported that there were at least two of Eric Holder's subordinates who 'came in from the cold,' characterized them as 'high-level" DOJ employees 'with knowledge of Eric Holder's actions before and after" the 4 February 2011 DOJ letter denying that the DOJ and its subordinate agencies knew about "gunwalking," Vanderboegh writes, noting one source said the whistleblowers bring with them "the keys to the kingdom."
This from the Sipsey link:
What they bring with them from the cold, according to one source, is "the keys to the kingdom as far as Holder is concerned," adding "if this comes out before the (contempt) vote (on 20 June), then Holder is toast." Said another, "not even Boehner will be able to stop it. Hell, he'll really jump on board and act like it was his idea."
Then by all means let word be spread far and wide; and nobody forget how long Boehner stood in the way of acting.
...remember the actions of all 19 Republican senators who ignored Holder's abominable career as a political fixer and confirmed him. "I found Mr. Holder to be a good listener, which is an important prerequisite for any good leader," Missouri GOP Sen. Kit Bond explained in support of the nomination. "I believe him when he says that he's willing to take good ideas from wherever they come."
In addition to Hatch and Bond, the other 17 Senate Republicans who helped put Holder in place at the Justice Department were: Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Bob Bennett, R-Utah, Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Richard Lugar, R-Ind., John McCain, R-Ariz., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and George Voinovich, R-Ohio.
Because the IRS can't screw with your life enough now.
Anti-self-defense gun bigots trying to change Michigan law, including a former Governor wearing a effing hoodie to show her solidarity with a possible drug-using criminal. Or something.
Speaking of the Martin-Zimmerman incident, prosecutor Angela Corey, from the looks of this, should be not only removed from this, but disbarred.
Even worse, it appears the prosecution doctored the transcript of Mrs. Zimmerman’s testimony in the bond hearing to make the perjury charge.
Q: How much money is in that website right now? How much money as a result of that website was —
A: Currently, I do not know.
Q: Who would know that?
A: That would be my brother-in-law.
Q: And is he — I know he’s not in the same room as you, but is he available so we can speak to him, too, or the Court can inquire through the State or the Defense?
A: I’m sure that we could probably get him on the phone.
Q: Okay. So he’s not there now.
A: No, he is not, sir.
Q: Do you have any estimate as to how much money has already been obtained or collected?
A: I do not.
Corey’s team stripped out the original text in bold in order to make their perjury argument. I’ll be very surprised if this doesn’t come back to bite Corey savagely.I would damn well hope so.
First I'd heard of this; apparently the Fort Pierce Police Department needs some serious attitude-adjustment training, and qualified immunity removed. From cops and prosecutors both.
And now I've got to go back out and do more catchup
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Son and a bunch of other troops are using equipment the folks at the beginning did not even have a base from which to dream of, and- in some cases- sitting in places where the local culture makes the USA in 1783(end of the war with Britain) look like a highly-advanced society.
Hell, in comparison America in 1783 WAS a highly-advanced society.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
"I want to make it very clear that I am offering to sit down, by myself, with the speaker, the chairman, with you, whoever, to try to work our way through this in an attempt to avoid a constitutional crisis and come up with ways, creative ways perhaps, in which we can make this material available," Holder told the Senate committee.
Translation: "I don't want to obey the subpoenas, and I'm going to try to get around it any way possible; please let me keep getting away with it."
Holder, the only 'crisis' in sight is being caused by you, and you damn well know it.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I've run across some people who still actually hate Reagan, and I think it's in large part because he played such a huge part in the Soviet Empire collapsing. Had my problems with him, but for this alone he deserves huge respect and gratitude.
Monday, June 11, 2012
No, I'm not flying to Tacoma.
Ok, two last bits for tonight. First, the TSA and their apologists are full of crap:
The study by the Marquette University College of Engineering concluded that radiation from so-called backscatter scanners passes beyond a passenger's skin to reach 29 different organs -- including the heart and brain. But the radiation levels are considerably lower than those of otherX-ray procedures such as mammograms, the study said.
Sounds good, right? Oops.
The author of the Marquette study, assistant professor of biomedical engineering Taly Gilat Schmidt, did not test the actual machines. Instead, she based her conclusions on scanner radiation data released publicly by the TSA. She ran the numbers through simulation software that modeled how X-ray photons travel through a body.
Translation: this 'study' is about as accurate as the molesters at TSA saying "You can't take pictures of us!"
She pointed out that when a drone strike is being considered there are teams of lawyers, analysts and military personnel looking at the data to determine whether lethal force is necessary. But the Switchblade could shorten that “kill chain.”I guess it’ll be the first time a soldier will have massive destructive firepower and the decision making responsibility to apply that firepower to the battlefield. It’s as if a soldier has his own tank or Bradley Fighting Vehicle…oh, wait…. Dingus.
From the comments:
Let’s do a little bit of comparison, shall we, boys and girls?
21-year old college student: Life and death decision consists of which professor to take for easiest “gentleman’s C” grade in Underwater Basket Weaving. Has at hand hundreds of dollars from latest student loan to spend on cheap booze which will be thrown up on random couch in random sorority house.
21-year old infantry buck sergeant: Calling in air support, coordinating movement with higher authority and other units, keeping squad in one piece while undetermined number of bad guys are trying to turn you into DEAD infantry buck sergeant. Has at hand millions of dollars of equipment he can be held personally responsible for.
Okay, thanks for playing, libtards.
Seriously, where does Obama get off talking about the private sector? He's never even been there. That's like me talking about Turkmenistan. Heck, Obama's spent more time in a madrassa than he has in the private sector.
A: This was more TSA bullcrap,
B: They really don't like cameras, do they? At least when they don't control them.
C: Isn't there some regulation that a federal employee is REQUIRED to supply their name when requested? Not that these clowns care about things like 'law' and such.
He told Fox News.com that Environmental Protection Agency officials have said the agency followed procedures and that the agents acted appropriately during their visit last month. However, Keller is still invited to come to EPA headquarters to discuss the situation.
Keller said he's not willing to come to Washington without knowing what will be discussed.
Yeah, I'd be interested in that too.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Australian swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk will be sent home from the 2012 London Olympics as soon as they have completed their swimming events as punishment for posting inappropriate images online.
The pair has also been banned from using social media, including Twitter and Facebook, not just during the Games but in the lead-up from July 16 until August 15 – three days after the closing ceremony.
THEN take the Midol, because you need help.
If I were going to put together a AR15 right now, I'd want it in 7.62x39. Anybody have any personal experience with this combo? Uppers that do/do not work with steel-case ammo?
Why do some people think that having a table at a gun show automatically makes ammo worth at least 25% more than it costs at the Wally World where they bought it?
Anybody have experience with the Ruger Ranch Rifle in 7.62x39? I've heard it works well with all ammo, and the current version ironed out the problems in the previous.
Speaking of Ruger, I saw one of their new .357 Mag bolt rifles today; short, light, handy... WHY do I want the damn thing?
Well, I don't think he's even worth FIVE camels, do you?