Saturday, March 16, 2013

Finished a recent book on Paul Revere, (updated with title)

and in the chapter on April 19, it has a piece from an interview done with Captain Levi Preston of Danvers, at 91, on the events that day.
An historian asked him, “Captain Preston, what made you go to the Concord Fight?” 
“What did I go for?” the old man replied, subtly rephrasing the historian’s question to drain away its determinism. 
The interviewer tried again. “... Were you oppressed by the Stamp Act?” he asked. 
 “I never saw any stamps,” Preston ansered, “and I always understood that none were ever sold.” 
“Well, what about the tea tax?” 
“Tea tax, I never drank a drop of the stuff, the boys threw it all overboard.” 
“But I suppose you have been reading Harrington, Sidney, and Locke about the eternal principle of liberty?” 
“I never heard of these men. The only books we had were the Bible, the Catechism, Watts’ psalms and hymns and the almanacs.” 
“Well, then, what was the matter?” 
“Young man, what we meant in going for those Redcoats was this: we always had governed ourselves and we always meant to. They didn’t mean we should.”
That is a very simple thing, easy to understand.
Makes it even more amazing that so many politicians still cannot or will not understand it.

Update: Paul Revere's Ride
And yes, I should have remembered to stick this in originally

"ONLY the police are qualified", etc. (updated)

A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle.
 ... 'It's disturbing to think that 1) none of his buddies corrected it, and 2) he's in a real-life situation with his optic on backwards, which means he's never fired that rifle with the optic on it, which means it isn't zeroed and he thought it was OK to show up to a gunfight with an unzeroed weapon,' wrote one Reddit user.
I do have to say he wasn't 'peering through' the sight; I (desperately hope) he'd have noticed the damn thing was on backwards if he'd ever bothered to look through it.

As I recall, it was a NYPD SWAT guy last caught with this, shortly after 9/11: standing guard with a M4(in requisite rolled-up sleeves to show the muscle) with a backward-mounted sight.  Maybe it's in the air up there?

I mean, come ON, who the hell would go out on a hot call with such a sight and not look through it to make sure the damn thing was on?

Added: Uncle had the NY pic, and another.  And a link or two.

Friday, March 15, 2013

A US Navy cruiser anchored in Mississippi

 for a week's shore leave. The first evening, the ship's Captain received the following note from the wife of a very wealthy and influential plantation owner:

"Dear Captain, Thursday will be my daughter Melinda's Debutante Ball. I would like you to send four well-mannered, handsome, unmarried officers in their formal dress uniforms to attend the dance.

They should arrive promptly at 8:00 PM prepared for an evening of polite Southern conversation. They should be excellent dancers, as they will be the escorts of lovely refined young ladies. One last point: No Jews please."
Now go read the rest.

"We just want common-sense gun-safety laws!"

Take your kid to the show, go to jail.  That's their idea of 'common-sense'.

There are two reasons to target AR-15s, and neither is good. First, "assault weapons" are used in mass killings, which are both more newsworthy and more realistic-seeming to a white suburbanite. Second, AR-15s are, by far, the favorite gun of legal gun buyers.

"Assault rifles," writes Baum, "were just as powerful symbolically as they were ballistically. A renewed assault-rifle ban would really smash the enemy's idols."

Also, when speaking about sales without background checks, gun controllers always refer to "gun shows." Most guns used in murders aren't bought at gun shows -- they're stolen or bought on the street. But gun shows are large gatherings of the "gun tribe" -- and so they must be shut down.

Feinstein's been in the Senate 20 freakin' years; she gets a question she doesn't like and "That nasty man patronized me!"
Bitch also didn't answer the question, did she?

They lie, and lie, and lie again:
The top U.S. immigration enforcement official acknowledged Thursday that the Obama administration has in fact released thousands of illegal immigrants from local jails over the last month despite prior claims that the release was only in the hundreds.

You want to know why we still have the racial problems we do?  Dirtbags like this:
Disgraced ex-Mayor and shameless identity politician Kwame Kilpatrick has been convicted on twenty-four counts of extortion, racketeering, and bribery. The stunningly corrupt politician, who looted from Detroit’s poor and needy to pay for a life of luxury he never earned, is going to jail. His life is ruined, and his family has been shamed.
The latest bit of misery was unearthed by a financial consultant brought in to dig through Detroit’s books. He found “an additional $7.2 billion in retiree health costs that had never been reported, or even tallied up.” Until 2008, Detroit was not required to keep track of its workers’ lifetime health care bills. Now, of course, it’s the people who are least able to pay who will bear the brunt of this.
This miserable bastard is just like Sharpton: stir up as much hate and trouble as possible and make money and power off every bit of it.  And then claim they're 'saving the black community' by doing it.  Jesse Jackson, .Jr who just went to jail(and how much of that crap was daddy involved in?) and a how many of the crapheads in the Congressional Black Caucus?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Went to the outdoor range today,

because outdoor range.  And beautiful day.

In the past, you could count on being able to pick up some useable rifle brass people had left behind.  That's been tapering off a lot; today the only brass cases I found were one berdan-primed 7.62x51, and a few .223.  If it was brass, it had been picked up.  ALL of it.

On the pistol side, there was some 9mm, .45acp, some other stuff, but not much; the exception was .22 cases.

Whether for reloading or selling, nobody's leaving anything behind anymore.

When you've got some time, and need the catharsis of liberals

and socialists being beat over the head with their own bullshit, you have GOT to go over to Correia's place and read this.

Have a drink, it'll take a while.

And yes, I'm stealing some bits  from a ways in here.
Tom Kratman The Left’s 20 Rules of Racism:
1. If you believe that general intelligence exists, is heritable and at all testable for, you’re a racist.
2. If you point out that liberal philosophies and programs intended to have a good impact have had a disproportionately bad impact on the ethnicities targeted by liberals, you’re a racist.
3. If you notice that other cultures have some problems, you’re a racist.
4. If you notice your own culture has had some successes, you’re a racist.
5. If you try to identify subcultural problems, you’re a racist. If the problems existed or got worse under liberalism, see item 2, above.
Yes, there's a full 20.
Followed by
Tom Kratman The Right’s Twenty Rules of Racism:
1. Anyone responsible for three hundred years of slavery would have to be a lot older than you and me.
2. There has to be some genetics in “racism’s” DNA, some DNA in its gene pool, or it just isn’t racism.
3. Racism could be eliminated in the United States if we could just eliminate the white liberals who so plainly depend on it so much and do so much to keep it going.
4. Reality isn’t racist: The reality is that there are pond-scummy gallows bait in every group. Some of those will be more of a problem to their own group than to you (see Rule 14, below). Some will be more of a problem to you precisely because you’re not a member of their group. It is wise, not racist, to avoid the latter. In Boston, this may be referred to as the “Evelyn Wagler-George Pratt Rule,” and that’s not code. Odd exception to half of Rule 4: Jesse Jackson would much rather be followed by a white on the streets of DC, at night, than a black.
5. There have been two instances in recent history where the concept of “honorary white” held sway. One was in apartheid South Africa where, for example, Japanese were considered “honorary white.” The other was when, in relation to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the American mainstream media made Hispanic George Zimmerman an “honorary white.” This is not entirely coincidence since (see Rule 18) the very liberal American media is as racist in their way as ever the Afrikaner Broederbond was in its.
Which brings to mind the Dutchman's words:  I've said it before and I'll repeat: these collectivist pukes are more race-obsessed than the Nazi Gauleiter of 1930's Lower Swabia.

Lots of goodness, just go take a look.

Climaquiddick Part 3:

more e-mails released.  No time right now to read them, quick scan indicates some interesting stuff there.

Nazir Ahmed, 55, was jailed in 2009 for sending text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal crash.
The Times of London says that in an Urdu-language TV interview it has obtained, Lord Ahmed blamed his 12-week prison sentence on pressure put on courts by Jewish-owned media organization.

Oh, this is going to set some people like Pelosi squawking. 
Such an instance is not the only way in which the Holy Father has been clear on his pro-life stance as a Cardinal. In an article about Francis I, LifeSiteNews mentions that in 2007, on behalf of the bishops of Latin America, Cardinal Bergoglio clearly stated that being disallowed holy communion was a consequence for those who facilitated in an abortion, politicians included
“we should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence,’ that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortions, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
I can hear Pelosi and Kerry and others screaming clear over here.

More on that Justice Dept. IG report:
The Justice Department should hope that Justice Antonin Scalia — or his clerks — don’t catch wind of the IG report before Shelby v. Holder is decided. If he or they do, they will find a particularly interesting discussion regarding what Justice Scalia called “racial entitlements” in Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
The left has been apoplectic about Scalia’s observation. But yesterday’s DOJ inspector general’s report makes plain: many staff inside the Justice Department define Section 5 exactly as Scalia does: as a “racial entitlement.”
In the report, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez — a possible Obama nominee to head the Department of Labor — makes clear that he doesn’t think Section 5 should ever be used to protect a white minority in covered jurisdictions.
This is really turning a weasel loose in the henhouse; and anyone who thinks the Supremes won't hear about it, well...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Tides Foundation

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LAPD: "Yeah, we nearly killed you and your mother, but

if you don't jump through our hoops we won't replace your truck."
Effing dirtbags.

Speaking of dirtbags,
Today the Department of Justice inspector general released a report on potential Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez’s DOJ Civil Rights Division. The timing of the release to coincide with his nomination was certainly accidental, because the report paints a damning portrait of the DOJ unit he managed.

– Threats were made to African American employees by other Justice Department staff. The threats were made because the black employees were willing to work on cases like the New Black Panther voter intimidation case and a case in Mississippi involving a black wrongdoer and a white victim. I testified about this disgusting hostility toward race-neutral enforcement of the law, and today’s report confirms it took place.
I wonder how much the major media will have to say about this?
Other than "Another attack on our bla- (excuse me)African-American AG" crap.

That is an interesting contrast.

Some lock and lock-picking history

Why still so much racial crap?  Because some people and organizations get power and money from stirring things up.

If there were ever any doubt, we now know what Schumer & Co. consider 'sensible gun-safety laws':
  • If you left town for more than 7 days, and left your gay partner, or unrelated roommate at home with the guns, you’d be committing a felony. This should be called the “denying gun rights to gays act.” Remember that the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, even if you’re state does, thanks to DOMA. 5 years in prison.
  • It would be illegal to lend a gun to a friend to take shooting. That would be a transfer. 5 years in federal prison
  • Want to lend a gun to a friend to go hunting? It’s a 5 year in prison felony.
  • No exception for state permits. All transfers must go through a dealer or 5 years in federal prison.
  • UPDATE: Teaching someone to shoot on your own land is a felony, 5 years, if you hand them the gun. Not an exempted transfer.
 That's not all.  As the man says, We will go thermonuclear on anyone who votes for this crap, and that goes double for Republicans....This bill has nothing to do with ensuring people who are getting guns are law-abiding, and everything to do with getting backdoor registration, and creating a patchwork of rules and laws that will land anyone who uses guns, and isn’t a lawyer, in federal prison for a long time. Lots of otherwise law-abiding people are going to federal prison if this ends up passing, and I’m convinced that’s the whole idea.

Colorado Sen. John Morse:
"Just don't read the e-mails and such from people who don't like what you're doing, because I want you to do this. And if you pay attention to the voters, you'll get all discouraged and stuff."
A: You're not Abe Lincoln, jackass.
B: You're SUPPOSED to pay attention to what the people who elect you think; that you don't want to be bothered tells us just what kind of dirtbag you are.

Government-run health care; what we have to look forward to.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What? there's aanother problem with the Zimmerman case?

Who could have expected such a thing?
I mean, it's not like there were any other problems with the way it's been handled, right?

A while back I wrote that some of the crap the prosecutor was doing was going to come back and bite her- and everyone involved- in the ass.  I think the teeth are being sharpened.

From Bjorn Lomborg, no, electric cars are NOT zero-polluting.  Argument I've had with a bunch of people who just don't want to hear it.

One of these days some poor bastard maintenance guy or contractor is going to be killed by the campus popo because he was seen carrying a cordless drill, and the clowns involved are going to spout the "We had to act in the interests of student safety" as the excuse.
The really sick thing is how many people will buy it.

Also from Tam, on the late commie down south,
I am always sad and depressed when a tyrant dies a natural death, rather than being hounded and torn by an enraged mob of his oppressed citizens, then hung from his heels in the public square to be beaten like a pinata by happy children.
That is a finale that gives me that warm, fuzzy sic semper tyrannis feeling down deep inside, not this wafting off into the never-never, veins pumped full of socialized painkillers distilled from the sweat of the toiling proletariat. There wasn't near enough screaming involved in Pugsley's curtain call. 

What do the Aryan Nations, the Ku Klux Klan and the home of Spokane’s Singing Nuns have in common?
They’re all on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s map of “hate groups” in the Northwest.
SPLC: full of the shit nobody else wants to touch.

So, did Kelly commit a felony, or did he decide on the "I'm not keeping it" crap when he got caught buying one of the EBRs he says should be banned?

What?  We expect the RWPPs and racial grievance-mongers to celebrate blacks with legal arms protecting themselves and others?  Fat chance.
This is a really weird one to me.  These people stood up and said "Screw the Klan, we're not hiding and we're not depending on the sheriff/police/FBI who won't do squat; we're taking up arms like any other citizen for our defense and acting", and you'd think that'd be celebrated.  But no, that's to be glossed-over and forgotten.  A disgusting number of people would rather that either
They'd stayed unarmed and been stomped on, or
That, after their efforts paid off, they'd just disappeared from history; they're too inconvenient for a bunch of clowns who want all power vested in the .gov, and want everyone to be a victim who needs saving.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Since it's not taxed, it should be: the Democrat motto

“There should be something like a bit tax. I mean a bit tax could be a cent per-gigabit and they would still make, probably, billions of dollars a year…And there should be, also, a very tiny tax on email,” Wozniak said at Tuesday’s meeting.
Because we have to.  Or something.

Fat damned chance.
Why, indeed, should the federal government not be deploying armored personnel carriers and stockpiling enough ammo for a 20-year war in the homeland?  Because it’s wrong in every way.  President Obama has an opportunity, now, to live up to some of his rhetoric by helping the federal government set a noble example in a matter very close to his heart (and that of his Progressive base), one not inimical to the Bill of Rights: gun control.  The federal government can (for a nice change) begin practicing what it preaches by controlling itself.

So some Democrats are admitting they want to ban ALL firearms

from ownership by us commoners:
Mattera: So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?

Schakowsky: Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun… something. Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely.

Mattera: We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated.

Schakowsky: I don’t know. I don’t know that we can’t.

No, I'm still not feeling it; but I run across something like this, I get all pissed-off and wordy about it.

Colorado Democrats: Aren't they just wonderful?

...A message delivered verbally to a representative of the Colorado Sheriff’s Association basically stated that the Senate Dems are very upset with the Colorado Sheriffs opposing the gun legislation proposed by the Senate Democrats. This message insinuated that this could negatively affect the salary bill which has been delayed and put off by the Democrats with the excuse that they would expect bipartisan support. I do believe the salary proposal is being held hostage and I believe that if they’re willing to send gun control measures without bipartisan support then they should be willing to take a stand as the majority leadership and follow a democrat-created commission’s recommendations.
If any objection to my blanket 'Colorado Democrats' title, how 'bout "Colorado Democrat gun-bigots are blackmailers"?

Hey, if I can be labeled a racist/misogynist/child-murder excuser for being of conservative/libertarian bent, then I can damn well speak of Democrat blackmailers.

Short tab-clearing, 'cause I'm not feeling it right now

A Henderson officer suspended after he drove a damaged SWAT vehicle until it caught fire drove at least a mile and a half with sparks shooting from the car.

 Kevin had a link to this; I'm about halfway through, interesting.

How's that space program going?

How dare we talk to black people like they're just other citizens?
And Joan Peterson joins in; yeah, we encourage honest people of whatever color to the ownership of arms, and it's because we're racist...

The FBI is not chasing down illegal aliens crossing the border.  They are not targeting the Mexican drug lords.  They are not eradicating MS-13.  They are not burrowing down deep into organized crime in the inner cities.  The folks who work in the field offices might get killed doing those things.
No, those things are hard to do.  They would rather wring their hands over “extremists” and Tannerite.  So there you have it.  Your tax dollars at work.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jeanne Nicholson: another politician who needs a serious reminder

of who's the boss and who's the employee:

A former TSA employee shows why the whole damn organization needs to go away.

Yeah, that's part of why Paul did what he did: because the bastards don't want to answer.

But as months passed, Mr. Barron and Mr. Lederman grew uneasy. They told colleagues there were issues they had not adequately addressed, particularly after reading a legal blog that focused on a statute that bars Americans from killing other Americans overseas.... 
Their labors played out against the backdrop of how some of their predecessors under President George W. Bush had become defined by their once-secret memos....
Well, maybe if you'd been less concerned with kissing Obama's ass, you wouldn't have this problem, would you?

Oh yeah:
A Maryland state senator has crafted a bill to curb the zeal of public school officials who are tempted to suspend students as young as kindergarten for having things — or talking about things, or eating things — that represent guns, but aren’t actually anything like real guns.
The bill also includes a section mandating counseling for school officials who fail to distinguish between guns and things that resemble guns. School officials who fail to make such a distinction more than once would face discipline themselves.
It being the PROM the chances of it passing are small, but it's such a good idea.
Especially the counseling.

And now I shall flop for a while, due to being wiped by that !)%^ idiot DST screwing my sleep pattern.
Time machine idea: go back, find whoever thought it up, and shoot them.