Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Norks have declared war

Which brings two questions to mind:
One is 'Are the clowns in charge up there stupid enough- or confident enough in The Lightbringer's dumbassery- to actually do something?'
Two is 'What the hell's going on up there that they need this badly to distract the populace?'

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sikh sues Californicated;

this could be interesting.
A Sikh man is suing the state of California over its gun laws, arguing they violate his First Amendment rights to practice his religion by barring him from carrying the kind of weapons he says he needs for self-defense.

Gursant Singh Khalsa, a practicing Sikh for 35 years, charges in the lawsuit filed this month that California’s laws banning military-style, semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines violate mainstream Sikh doctinre requiring Sikhs “be at all time fully prepared to defend themselves and others against injustice.”
The one problem I can see offhand?  'to defend themselves and others against injustice' probably scares the crap out of a lot of the politicians involved.

Why are Democrats so violent?
And why do media outlets take so long to note what party he belongs to?

A piece of history that probably makes some people very nervous:
A black man by the name of John Casor became one of Anthony Johnson's indentured servants. Johnson failed to release John Casor after a time, so Casor ran away. Casor plead his case in court, but Johnson convinced the court that Casor had agreed to be Johnson's slave for life. The Virginia court ruled in Johnson's favor in 1654 or 1655, making John Casor America's first officially recognized slave.
Antonio Johnson (who later changed his name to Anthony), a black or black-hispanic mixed man, and his future wife Mary, a black woman, were among the very first non-white and non-Native American people to arrive in America. They came by boat to Virginia in 1619 as indentured servants. Upon their release they were given land and eventually became wealthy enough to take on indentured servants of their own.
Guess who?

Speaking of history that a lot of Democrats really don't like being discussed,

I would only call it a 'moment of zen' if zen includes "Holy SHIT!  Run!"

Why War Should Always be the Politics of Last Resort
And if fought, fought to WIN.  Period.

More history, and some comparisons that are probably making some people scream:
...My friend, Sol, has told me, in exhaustive detail, about his years in Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald. I’ve heard sickening details of ghettos, gas chambers, torture, mass shootings, death marches, starvation, and disease — an endless catalog of human evil and depravity.

But the one topic Sol cannot talk about are the Jewish overseers: the Judenrat, and the Kapos, Jews who collaborated with the Nazis. Of these men and women, Sol just shakes his head in disbelief. The evil of the Nazis is comprehensible for evil is ever present. But the Jews who cooperated in the genocide of their own people is beyond imagination.
The Judenrat and kapos are still with us.

Too many American Jews worship  at the altar of the state. Their religion is not Torah Judaism, but the Democrat party. So closely do they identify with the power of government, they don’t even realize that they are creating the apparatus of a soft tyranny that will enslave their children and their children’s children.

That the B-52 is still flying and mission-capable with this stuff is wonderful; that we're still having to use them, not so much.

I'd like to close with something intelligent and of deep thought, but I'm beat and morning will come early.  So this is as deep as it gets for now.

Next time someone brings up the 'wonderful' British crime rates,

point them over here:
Why? It is a matter of policy. As Chief Inspector Colin Greenwood points out here, the Home Office believes it unfair to brand a man a murderer until he has been tried, convicted, and exhausted his appeals.

As a result, murders that have not been solved are not included. If indications in the Telegraph are correct, that would substantially reduce the homicide rate in itself. Murders that have resulted in an arrest but no conviction are not counted. Convictions that have not been appealed are apparently not counted. And the number of minorities reported as murder victims is far below either the demographics or of reason. 

If the media reports of a total of 4,760 “violent fatalities of interest to the police” from 1 January 2011 to 30 November 2012 are correct, the murder rate is 4.7 per 100,000 population, the same as our much more inclusive homicide rate, and substantially higher than the United States murder rate.

If you're looking for brass, might take a look here

Once-Fired Brass
Right now looks like .38 Special, 9mm, .38 Super, .40S&W and .45acp in stock.  Friend just sent me this link, thought I'd pass it along

Salon writer says gun nuts disarming police by buying all the ammo;

and it's so silly, because nobody wants to ban anything but 'assault weapons'.
Salon writer either fool or lying tool; no film needed.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Brewer of Howard County, Maryland; another reason

you couldn't pay me to live in the PROM:
...In fact what the Court of Appeals held was that any activity that created a reasonable fear of any kind of assault would support a stalking charge whether or not it involved following a person around or not.

I tried to explain to him this about the law and somewhere in that conversation is when he uttered that phrase in the face of my tearful wife:

You got that?  Good, peaceful, law-abiding citizens who don’t want to be terrorized—or for their wives to be terrorized—shouldn’t come to Maryland.  Indeed by this logic, I guess all the good people presently living there should just leave.

Do not meddle in the affairs of buffalo,

for you are soft and can be turned into mulch.

I will quibble with this advice:
He added that he recommends staying further than 30 yards away to give yourself a chance to outrun them if necessary.
Dude, you can't outrun them; you can only find something to climb or hide behind, or hope they decide you're not worth the energy.

This must be unpossible; I'm assured only Republicans call names

and abuse people.
Mitchell responded from his public, email account at 11:59 p.m., telling Maxwell: “Your folk never used all this sheit (sic) to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed (sic), imported criminal-minded kin folk.”
I'm sure this will all be excused as a reaction to a white guy having the insensitivity and gall to say that legislators should protect one of our basic enumerated rights.  Yeah, it's the white guys' fault.  Etc.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Now THAT is a slasher movie I'd watch.

It would be short, though.

Stolen from Volk

You know, I'd love to post a nice rant on something, or pass on something else, but I'm tired.  And the place is a mess.  Did I mention tired?  Entertain yourselves for the night, I'm out.

Gonna get interesting in Colorado

Just days after Governor John Hickenlooper signed Colorado's toughest gun-control laws in more than a decade, some sheriffs aredenouncing them as unenforceable, even in a state that has seen two of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
“Senate Dems have made it known, ‘Sheriffs, obey or no pay for you,’” said Maketa, one of some 30 state sheriffs who attended public hearings on the gun bills to voice opposition. “The first word that comes to my mind is extortion.”
And why- besides word several other sheriffs have gotten- would he think this?
Democrats say that they will allow a salary bill to raise sheriff pay to go to the floor, but only if seven Republicans, many of whom oppose the pay bill on fiscal grounds, sign on as co-sponsors. So far, that has not happened. Maketa said that is a hurdle that the gun bills did not face.
"None of these gun control bills they passed required any Republican co-sponsors -- but for the sheriff pay bill, [the speaker] required seven Republican co-sponsors to put it up for a vote," Maketa said. "I'm sorry, but that tells the truth right there."
Pretty much, it would seem.

So, people are cancelling hunting trips because of the new laws, and now add in the uncertainty of this: if you accidentally have or do something that violates, will the sheriff throw you in jail or not?  Yeah, I'd likely cancel the trip, too. 

Oh, and all the whining from illegal aliens about how badly they're treated?  Ok, so let's copy Mexico's laws on the subject.  Which include
Article 33 of Mexico’s constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport “any foreigner” and prohibits foreigners from participating “in any way” in the political affairs of the country.
So, you're an illegal alien and you showed up at a rally to pressure politicians?  To jail and then back to Mexico you go.
Sounds good to me.

Polls Show Plunging Public Support for New Gun Laws

Feinstein & Co.  hardest hit.

Apparently the Corps of Engineers needs a serious kick in the ass.  Or a big-ass budget cut, if they have the time and money to screw with people this way.

"Why, Obamacare will make my insurance cost more!  Why didn't anyone tell me about this?"
We did, moron, you laughed at us.

Why, oh why are the Illegal Mayors so violent?  And criminal?

"Don't you dare filibuster our bill, it would be insensitive!"

I guess Christie decided this made his state look so effing stupid and out of control that he ought to do something.  Speaking of effing stupid and out of control,
There have also been additional developments related to the investigation that was attempted by Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) and the Carney’s Point police. The Moores’ attorney Evan Nappen contacted TheBlaze with an update. On Monday, DCPP informed Shawn Moore that he would not need to open his gun safe for their review…unless he wanted to do that. Additionally, the DCPP worker who allegedly threatened to take away Moore’s children if he did not cooperate with them, has contacted Shawn to tell him that he had passed several checks and once they got responses a couple more, DCPP believes they can close the case within two weeks. If they do complete their work within that time period, the agency will have spent an entire month investigating a single complaint that was filed anonymously.
Note that this is AFTER the clown tried to force entry into their home(no warrant, just demands) and made the threats.  What the eff are the 'several checks', and the 'couple more'?

Hey, Christie, how about saying "There WILL be an investigation"; or would that offend your sensitivities to the other gun bigots?

On to Gov. Howler and just what a friggin' idiot he is:
A Cuomo administration source is flatly denying the governor’s claim that his new anti-gun SAFE Act was carefully drafted, saying the governor himself wasn’t even aware of some provisions when it was hastily enacted into law.
“Much of what’s in the law was drafted by people connected to Mayor Bloomberg and the Brady Center, not by the governor’s staff,” the source said. “That’s why there are so many problems with it.’’

So: Cuomo didn't even know what was in his "Has to be shoved through as an EMERGENCY!" bill; Bloomberg & Co. wrote it; and now Howler Cuomo doesn't want the blame for the mess, and Bloomberg is pissed at having his part in this pointed out.

And Howler isn't the only ass-kissing clown involved:
Meanwhile back in February, in Minnesota, Rep. Alice Hausman, the prime sponsor and ostensible author of HF 241 - the Minnesota "assault weapons" (sic) ban - left the hearings on her own bill and let Heather Martens, a lobbyist from the gun control group Protect Minnesota, explain the bill. Hausman told a reporter later that she really didn't understand her own bill.
She just took what Bloomberg & Co. gave her and threw it in; probably never actually read the damn thing before she put her name on it.

Had a friend ask why I was bitching about the food & drink idiocy of Bloomberg, since I don't live in NYEffing City; this is why, the bastard wants to run ALL our lives.  And far too many politicians are happy to play with him on it.  At least until the blowback starts.

Speaking of blowback, just heard a story on radio about lots of people cancelling hunting trips to Colorado because of the idiot laws just signed into effect.  That's going to hurt.  And it should.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To the MO Dept of Revenue: since you didn't want to talk about it,

here's your subpoena.
Yesterday, Missouri state Senator Kurt Shaefer subpoenaed the the Missouri Department of Revenue to produce all documents between the Department of Revenue and any federal agency, including but not limited to, the Department of Homeland Security or FEMA, regarding driver’s license and ID information of Missouri citizens.
Information on the subpoena at the link; more over here from Dana Loesch.

If you're not familiar with this, it all started
Oliver said Mr. Griffin went to his local Department of Motor Vehicles fee office after passing the application process for a concealed carry gun permit. When he refused to let DMV employees scan some of his documentation, he was denied the permit.
Oliver said Griffin acted within his rights. He said the Department of Revenue apparently installed new computer equipment to record the information as part of the federal Real ID Act of 2005.

But state laws prohibit the department from retaining and collecting these types of documents and from complying with that portion of the Real ID Act. The data the DOR collected was being forwarded to Morpho Trust U.S.A., a Georgia company that specializes in partnering with state and federal governmental agencies.
Yeah, whatever could go wrong there?

...not only is the Missouri Department of Revenue colluding with the Department of Homeland Security and other third parties to illegally share Missourians’ conceal carry information, the DOR is also gathering and storing biometric data on every Missourian who gets a license.

Schaefer notes that the collection of biometric data was never discussed with Missouri lawmakers and that it was discovered quite by accident when suspicious Missourians questioned why the DOR would want their marriage licenses and a multitude of other information simply to renew their conceal carry permits. When Schaefer confronted the DOR, they twice lied to the senator, claiming that the DHS grant money was for things like “hole punchers.” Schaefer later learned the DHS grant money was actually used towards items like facial recognition hardware and software. It’s not only backdoor gun registration, but a massive invasion of privacy as well.

It raises two interesting questions: what else is the DOR lying about and what did Gov. Jay Nixon know and when did he know it?
And what's going to come out when people are put under oath?

The guy who Obama wants to take Chu's place

says we need to pay a LOT more for energy.
Anybody surprised?  And what would that do to your budget?  Assuming you still have one after this destroys the economy.

Ok, let's vote: incompetence, or deliberate treason?
NASA employs 118 Chinese nationals in "remotely-based" information technology jobs that may enable them to penetrate the space agency's national security database servers, The Washington Examiner has learned.

But NASA administrator Charles Bolden said nothing about these individuals during his testimony last week before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on cyber espionage threats against the space agency

A roadblock for the gun bigots in Maryland, and some thoughts on that situation, including
It’s much more likely that you will be called upon in darker circumstances, and it is these conditions you must consider.  I have asked my own son what he would do if ordered to bear arms against American citizens, and the answer is not only no, but “No, and I will prevent others from doing so.  Not a single one of my old unit would do such a thing.”

Well, we already knew Sharpton is a dirtbag, and MSNBC is- well, you know.  So finding out they're this kind of hypocrite isn't surprising.

So I guess Piers Morgan hates guns and gun owners unless they're violent, drug-using rappers.  Then he'll kiss their ass.

Something not really talked about before that I'd heard: do these clowns REALLY want FBI files opened up to everybody for background checks?

And, sure enough, it's not HIS fault!
“My grandson is a victim,” she added. “He could’ve been dead. The baby is a victim. The mother is a victim. My grandson is a victim. He’s a victim.”

Bloomberg, the only reason you're NOT banning those drinks is because a judge slapped you down.  You've shown exactly what kind of control freak you are; piss off.

Well, well, well, it appears that the family lawyer for the Martins is in trouble.  As in perjury-level trouble.  Along with the prosecution's case falling apart.

Personal opinion, the court really needs to dig ALL the way into this and go after everyone who lied, hid evidence and so forth.

Monday, March 25, 2013

One more reason to stop all foreign aid to Egypt:

Khaled Said: If the revolution declares a framework for dealing with the West and America – they will accept it, kiss our hands, and double the aid they give us. We consider this aid to be jizya [poll tax], not regular aid.

Interviewer: Is this the rhetoric of the revolution?

Khaled Said: It certainly is.

Interviewer: The aid the Americans give us is the jizya tax they have to pay?

Khaled Said: Yes, it is. They pay it for the right of passage through our airspace and territorial waters.

Just in case you had any doubts of what Schumer & Co. are pushing,
If you left your home for more than 7 days, say for a business trip or hospitalization, and leave any unrelated person at home with the guns, you’ve committed 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 your state does, thanks to DOMA. 5 years in prison.
Enacts defacto universal gun registration, because of record keeping requirements.
And on, and on.

So Bloomberg thinks fines and possible jail time are 'not banning anything, just educating people.'  So would camps for repeat violators still be 'educational', or actual punishment?

If I had money in a bank in Cypress, I'd be finding someplace else for it.  Almost anywhere else.  If they can decide to steal under or around 30 percent from big depositors, they can do it to smaller ones later.  Hell, this mess STARTED with smaller savers getting a less-drastic looting, but when the screaming was too loud they decided to make a big theft from the bigger ones.
"This agreement provides the basis for restoring trust in the banking system, which is key to supporting growth," she said in a statement.
Oh yeah, this kind of theft 'restores trust'.

On the 'All Cultures Are Equal' front,
A Tunisian Salafi preacher has called for a 19-year old girl who posted her topless pictures on Facebook to be “quarantined” and stoned to death before she starts “an epidemic.”

Exoplanet hunters may have bagged the first direct picture of a planet with two suns. But the object, catchily dubbed 2MASS0103(AB)b, has a double life. It is so massive that it may also be a failed star with a relatively tight orbit around the central binary stars. Astronomers have not yet unravelled the truth.

One more promise with- well, is it a 'time limit' when he probably never intended to keep it?
President Barack Obama famously promised in early 2009 to close the US military's detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba within 12 months. But new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is instead considering a proposal from his top commanders to spend $195.7 million renovating it and erecting a new prison building.

Remember Michael Bellesiles? 'Arming America' academic fraud?

He's got another book coming out.  This is how the publisher describes what he did before:
...Michael Bellesiles is perhaps most famous as the target of an infamous ‘swiftboating’ campaign by the National Rifle Association, following the publication of his Bancroft Prize-winning book Arming America (Knopf, 2000) -- ‘the best kind of non-fiction,’ according to the Chicago Tribune -- which made daring claims about gun ownership in early America. ...
Oh yeah, I remember that 'swiftboating'; if you can use that term for someone caught in fraud and lying and- well, let the post writer say it:
These sentences have absorbed and rewarded my attention for days on end. They are a masterpiece of evasion. The paragraph is, in its way, quite impressive. Every word of it is misleading, including “and” and “the.”

Bellesiles has a certain claim to fame, certainly, but not as “the target of an infamous ‘swiftboating’ campaign.” He is, and will be forever remembered as, a historian whose colleagues found him to have violated his profession's standards of scholarly integrity. Arming America won the Bancroft Prize -- the highest honor for a book on American history. But far more salient is the fact that the Bancroft committee took the unprecedented step of withdrawing the prize.
The guy has to keep his proper educational chops by whacking on the NRA and gun owners(of course), but he does keep to the main point: Bellesiles is a fraud.  A liar.  And probably going to do it again, with New Press running cover.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

By the way, if you're in/near Luther and want Mexican,

give this place a try: Mamichula.  A bunch of us ate there Saturday evening; not a big selection, but I don't think anybody had anything they didn't like.

I'm not big on guacamole, but even that was pretty good..

"Nice seal,

please don't kill me."
That's an interesting face-to-face, to say the least

The Central Oklahoma Gunblogger Schutenfest report

From Friday evening and Saturday only, as I didn't make it out today.

Friday evening: people gathering, talking, imbibing in some quite good booze and the chicken and brisket Jennifer and Evyl had smoked for the occasion.

The weather weenies having done their usual this-time-of-year job of changing the forecast about every four hours for the last five days, actual "What's it like?" knowledge came with chilly wind and light mist.  Wonderful shooting conditions if you're after a duck, otherwise...

On the other hand, good company helps compensate for that.  We have here COGS Central
 We had our own ninja-suiter; considering the amount of stuff in the vest,
 good thing he didn't step in a soft spot.  On the other hand, the balaclava was probably warm.

Teenbot caught in the act.  Of what, I'm not quite sure.
Jennifer either describing something or playing charades
 Evyl bringing some of the 'We who are about to die' out for service
and that's all the pictures I took.  I'm sure J and E will have more up later.

Started off on pistol; some falling plates, some jugs, some paper targets and other things that jump when hit.  First time I'd shot plates, that's a fine way to spend some time.  And I find that, with a couple of exceptions, in some ways I still shoot better with a revolver than with a semi-auto.  Had an idea I discussed with Evyl for the plates, we'll see if that works out.

There was a pigeon thrower, and some of us got a little wingshooting in.  Remember what I posted yesterday?  Yes, I suck at this.

After assaulting some of the leftovers from Friday night this circus moved to the rifle range.  Which, due to the visibility situation, was limited to 200 yards.  We have everything from AR variants to Mosin variants, some .22s, a 1903 Springfield and some Enfields.  Lots of noise was made, and some hard drives in need of erasing became unreadable.

That's a fairly short version; a fine time was had.  Including the little girl in the first picture, who got to fire her first shots that day(yes, any nannies snooping around, under the very close supervision of her parents; you do know what 'parents' are, don't you?). 

Why am I not there today?  Because between the temp, moist and lots of back & forth on broken ground, my knees advised me this morning that if I went back out they were going to leave home.
Of course, by the time I was up and moving around a bit, several other joints joined the chorus, so I'm here instead of shooting.

One of the observations yesterday: "Few months ago, you dropped a couple of .22s you'd just move on; yesterday he dropped three and they fell under the porch, and he spent fifteen minutes with a rake finding them."

It were fun.  Lots of.  Looking forward to more stuff later.

Well, Colorado, YOU elected Hudak;

and here's more of what you voted for:
When the roll was called, Hill again stated that he couldn’t vote on something that the legislature hadn’t read and discussed more thoroughly.

“Here’s a coin you can flip,” Hudak said.

“I didn’t knock on 20,000 doors to flip a coin,” Hill added.

“You’ll pass for now, here’s a coin if you want to flip it,” she said condescendingly.
Women can't be trusted with arms, and who cares about a bunch of OPM?  Just flip a coin before voting...  Dirtbag politician through-and-through.

The news story that really sets me off is that 17-yoa waste of oxygen murdering a baby, because mom didn't have any money to steal and he was so upset he had to hurt somebody.
I'm sure the blood-dancers of the CSGV & Co. are splashing about and screaming about the gun; I doubt they're talking about a couple of teenagers who think robbery is a fine way to get some money, and at least one of them having no problem murdering A FREAKING BABY because he's all upset the mom didn't have any cash.  Oh no, can't get all concerned about that!
There will, however, be lots of whining and moaning about whatever sentence is handed down on the two.  For the younger one it'll be "He's only fourteen, he (fill in the effing blank)!"  For the older, well, you know the drill.  "He never had a chance, it's 'X' fault he didn't know better!" and so forth.  Which doesn't change you've got what would've been, a few generations ago, a young man expected to pull his weight in a job and fit into a civil society, who now is a piece of shit who has no problem with killing a baby.  The 'reformers' will wail and demand he get another chance.  And if he does what usually happens and murders someone else, another one after that.

Nasty question a lot of people don't want to think about, let alone actually answer: How many other peoples' lives are a sufficient number of 'chances' for someone like this?

I've yet to hear any of the usual excusers/pleaders give an answer.  Yeah, he's 'only' 17, he might change(usually that's "Maybe we can reform him!"), but what do you tell the family of the next one he kills when he gets out?
And he will get out; they demand the end of the death penalty, and keeping someone in prison for life is 'cruel and unusual', etc.

And soon as someone with some visibility starts talking about the rotted culture that produced these walking diseases, the cries of racism will start.  Because we OBVIOUSLY wouldn't be this upset about this if the diseases were white, right...