Friday, May 10, 2013

How screwed is Illinois, Part II:

In the interview, Feigenholtz, a Chicago Democrat in the 12th District, announced her intention to “give rights” to the gay community in Illinois and felt that this “giving” of rights was one of the most important jobs of elected officials.

“For me, the most precious thing I do as a lawmaker is giving people rights,” Feigenholtz said. “We have a powerful opportunity as elected officials to do this.”
Giving rights.


Sink the place, it's done for.

Originated with a 'low-level employee' in one city,

and somehow escaped scrutiny... yeah, I'll buy that.

With someone else's money.

Anybody still believe the 'honest, no-agenda, even-handed tax agency' line?

More here.

Yep: that vile bastard Lautenberg and his little buddy Schumer want to make you get a license to buy powder, smokeless or black.  ANY amount.  Because terrorists took fireworks apart to make bombs, so gun owners need to be screwed.
Found at Sipsey:
The new Powder Alarm:
In short, it looks like this bill is specifically designed to restrict the ability of those who load their own ammunition or use black powder firearms from buying the components that fuel their activities.
Earlier stuff here.

Lady discovers that actually eating, and working out, and being healthy and strong is a lot better than being a opium-addict lookalike.

Now if she can get this message through to the fashion industry and entertainment clowns who’ve been the ones pushing this ‘looking like a concentration camp survivor is sexy’ crap…

Damn.  And here I thought Marines were the strong, illiterate type...
Message 1: from General James Mattis, on the matter of professional reading, 20 November

….The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s

experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of incompetence are so final for young men.

Thanks to my reading, I have never been caught flat-footed by any situation, never at a loss for how any problem has been addressed (successfully or unsuccessfully) before. It doesn’t give me all the answers, but it lights what is often a dark path ahead.
And it goes on from there.

Want to know how screwed Chicago is?
A: The effing museum in Chicago isn't allowed to display guns from the collection, and
Clarke said the current city code is unclear if historic guns can even be stored in the museum's archives, so the library has moved its collection to a fire-proof safe at a gun range in the Chicago suburbs.
B: This alderman who is 'a history expert' said of a Walther PP
"I don’t know if someone's going to find ammo for a German handgun from World War II all that readily," Clarke said, referring to the Levine's pistol Burke highlighted Wednesday.
Yeah, it's just effing impossible to find ammo for one of those...

Another response to the clowns who insist "Nobody wants to take your guns!":
A microphone left on after the gavel fell at a New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday shows the “true view” of some of the senators toward gun owners, and provides proof that gun confiscation is a goal on which they agree, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs revealed in an email to members and supporters today. The group is the official NRA state association.
Among the lines heard in the recording:
"We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”
"They don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.”
No, they don't want to confiscate, nooooo.

Yes, kindly Mother Nature wants to kill you;

and she has lots of ways to try.
And, like it or not, eventually she'll win.

Lightning may actually be caused by cosmic rays; ever notice that what we 'know' just keeps being revised?

A bit of history: the bombing of Dresden happened for reason, and there's been a lot of bullshit told about it.

Hey, Mrs. Clinton, it DOES matter.  For a variety of reasons.

And let's not forget the attacks on free speech that followed the "It was a video!" lie.
And that guy is still in jail.

Life and 'law enforcement' in the People's Republic of MA:
“The local police have been running a racket where they sell guns that under the law they are supposed to be holding in safekeeping, often lying to the owners about the law, claiming that they are confiscated, and then refusing to compensate those who realize they have been wronged because they know the cost of legal action is prohibitive,” Mirsky elaborated. “In effect they have turned ‘safekeeping’ into ‘confiscation’ and have been targeting gun owners using any justification as it is very profitable.

“Because of that, the Quincy police have been targeting gun owners for years, using the chief's ability to suspend a license to carry over just about anything he pleases, as well as the all too easy to get restraining order from an unhappy spouse or girlfriend,” Mirsky continued.
Don't forget, one of the reasons they can pull crap like this is 'may issue', and the local head LEO being able to yank somebody's license for whatever reason he chooses.

And people wonder why we have a problem with 'may issue'...

Like he says, with friends like these...
So it would seem that SAF/CCRKBA is doing their level best to help revive this bill, along with the Democratic leadership in the Senate. We’ve already started to see Jeff Flake go soft, and there’s rumors about Ayotte. I think both of them are hoping this issue goes away. But not, apparently, if Alan Gottlieb has his way.
Do note that, in a later post, we find that Flake says "No I'm not."  A good thing, which doesn't change that Gottlieb & Co. seem determined to screw us.

"Shoot a goat or a camel,

it's to save Mother Gaia!"
So, in the name of stopping global warming they're chasing critters with a helicopter and shooting them...
How much emissions from the choppers, I wonder?

"Bullshit" Is One Word, "Performance Review" Two
Found over here, further thoughts on the matter

Remember your history of the French Revolution?  The Committee for Public Safety?
Child rapists are so hated that few people can bring themselves to say a word in their 'defense'. That's what the State relies upon -- a general willingness to strip certain people of all rights under the law simply becuase they are that thoroughly detested. Through its treatment of sex offenders, the state establishes many precedents in law that can be used against other categories of people, especially in perilous time when oh-so many categories constitute a public threat.

I no longer think the name is funny. I think it is altogether possibility that all freedom in America will be killed in the name of public safety.
Found at this gentleman's place; if you've not read his stuff before, I recommend you look around.

About those talking points from the CIA,
ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.

White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.

Tam on the "We have to control this!" vapors of the State Department;  and the link to Huffman's thoughts on this mess.

Yeah, I've wondered about that

Under the heading of 'Stupidity Involving Badges', you can't get much worse

than this:
Two DeLand police officers got behind the car as it headed west on Beresford Avenue. Brown did not stop and made a left turn on South Delaware Avenue, a dead-end street that ends near an empty lot. Brown stopped the car and ran from it, as one DeLand patrol car stopped behind Brown's Toyota Camry. The other patrol car, driven by Officer Harris, drove past on the left of the other stopped patrol car and struck Brown, who was running, with the right front, Montes said.

Harris then ran over Brown, killing him on the spot, Montes said.
And what heinous crime had Brown committed, worth pursuit and this?

He wasn't wearing his seat belt.

They started chasing him in the first place BECAUSE HE WASN'T WEARING HIS SEAT BELT.

I don't think I can swear well enough to cover the levels of unnecessary, stupid and disgusting involved in this.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Some thoughts on riflery practice

from this gentleman; other interesting things on his site, too.

The families of a bunch of fallen SEALs expressed their opinions; and if they're right about this imam, he needs his ass kicked.  And the idiot who invited him needs twice as much.

Well, he was flying with The Lightbringer, you'd expect him to be polite to a lesser mortal?
But it didn’t happen. President Obama had nothing to say to the moonwalker and didn’t seem to want to hear anything from Aldrin on the long flight to Florida.  So Aldrin sat in the back of Air Force One and never saw Obama – until it landed.

When it landed, Aldrin said he was summoned to the front of the plane. But he found out it was not to talk about space policy.  Instead, President Obama wanted Aldrin to emerge from Air Force One next to Obama for a photo op.  The moonwalker was to be a mere prop.
Aldrin looks just effing thrilled to be there, doesn't he?

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Californicated: Hoplophobes, gun bigots and enviroweenies united

to screw you:
The reason Assemblyman Rendon's bill would effectively end hunting and target shooting in California is very simple: federal law classifies the alternative non-lead ammunitions as "armor piercing." Such alternative ammunition is illegal to import, make or sell unless the bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) grants an exemption on the merit that it is "primarily intended to be used for a sporting purpose." So far, so good, except that the ATF has 20 or so pending manufacturers' exemption requests on their desk that are two years stale. Even if they did grant these exemptions it is important to note that alternative ammunition is more expensive to manufacture and purchase. 
California hunters, sport shooters and everyday legal gun owners are subject to an 11% excise tax paid on the sale of ammunition and hunting licenses under the provisions of the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937. Many Californians may be surprised at the fact that these funds are earmarked for the Federal Wildlife Restoration Fund and is a primary source of wildlife conservation funding in the United States. In 2012, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that California received nearly $12.3 million for wildlife restoration and research and was among the top in five state beneficiaries in the nation. Banning traditional ammunition will reduce the amount collected in California through federal excise taxes since ammunition will be scarcer and inflated costs will cause hunters to go to other states, undercutting the conservation money California receives.
But that's far less important than going after gun owners and hunters; screw the animals if they get in the way!

Kevin takes a look at the "Gun ownership is declining!" hopes of the gun bigots.  Short version: They wish.

Read more here:

Read more here:

Bill Richardson: "I didn't mean what I said the way I said it,

but I stand by it."  Or something.
Translation: "Dammit, you people aren't supposed to give me heat over what I say!  Stop it!"
Or maybe Cruz is such a schoolyard bully(said one of the most vile bastards around) that Richardson is scared of him.

Using a zero tolerance approach to track domestic terrorists online is the only reasonable way to analyze online threats these days, especially after the Boston Marathon bombing and news that the suspects had subsequently planned to target Times Square in Manhattan, Mullins says. The way law enforcement agencies approach online activity that appears sinister is this: “If you’re not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it," he says. 

“This is the price you pay to live in free society right now. It’s just the way it is,” Mullins adds.
He said without irony.
Fuck you, Mullins.  There are reasons for that thing about 'intent', and I have a BIG damned problem with your 'guilty until you prove yourself innocent' bullshit.


San Jose State University: Where we burn the books we don't want you to read, so you don't have to read them!
And then try to throw the page down the memory hole; slight problem there: The Internets Is FOREVEH!!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Monday, May 06, 2013

Californicated: home of stupid and/or corruption in LE reporting

if what's being reported might injure the Preferred Narrativetm.
“We could still get data from the state police and rural authorities,” said Helsley. “The rural folks didn’t have their own crime labs, so we did the work for them and logged the data. But the cities, the ones campaigning for gun bans, didn’t want to give us data about their crime guns. The cities have the gangs and all the violent crime that goes with it. Without their data we had, and still have, incomplete information.”

"Yeah, those two blew people up, but the NRA is the REAL terrorists!"  Abysmal-level stupid from a editor.
Good thing is just about everyone in the comments is removing a chunk of his ass.

From a couple of years back but still valid: 'The Brady Act stopped this many criminals from buying guns!' line is a line of crap.

Thoughts on the NYEffingTimes-style of reporting.

Steven den Beste wrote to AoS and they printed it; good reading.
So let's be clear: Progressives don't fear guns in the hands of criminals, or not very much. It's not about school shootings, either. It's guns in the hands, and homes, of law abiding citizens that Progressives hate. Those are the guns they wish were gone; those are the guns they will try to eliminate if they can. Because those are the guns which stand in the way of them taking over.

Never forget, it's not really about guns, it's about control:
Home manufacturers are the specific target here, since the legislation refers to the alleged threat posed by "computer numerical control mills ('CNC mills'), 3-dimensional printers ('3D printers'), and laser cutting machines" in the hands of "a person who is not a licensed manufacturer."

Why I despise so many on the left: they actually give support to this miserable little bastard, and make excuses for his terrorism.  And Ayers is just full of shit:
In his talk to the crowd, Ayers mentioned that in 1970, he lost three friends in the Weather Underground, including his lover, Diana Oughton. He did not explain in his talk how they died – they were killed when nail bombs they were making in a Greenwich Village townhouse blew up.
And what were those bombs for?  They planned mass-murder at a dance at Fort Dix: a big bomb in the dance, and others outside to kill cops and EMTs.
Telling the crowd the circumstances of those deaths would have been “inappropriate,” Ayers said afterward. “Everybody here knows,” he said.
Yeah, it would be 'inappropriate' to remind people that the asshole who claims "We never killed anyone" was planning to murder a whole bunch of women and men.

Short version of Bill Richardson: "Cruz doesn't kiss ass and bow down like a new Senator should, and he doesn't want amnesty for illegal aliens, so he shouldn't be considered a real hispanic."

Sunday, May 05, 2013

The only good thing about this woman is she's honest:

she wants our guns registered.  How does she think she can make this palatable to us?
But it helps you [to protect] your guns when they’re stolen. It helps us find them for you, like registering your car,” Lee told The Blaze.
Let's see, you register your car so you can be taxed on it(Ooops!  was that a slip on her part?), and it does nothing to help LE find it if it's stolen; that's what that "My car's been stolen!" call does.

Of course, she has a history of not letting facts bother her.  Or ethics.

If you have nothing to worry about, the Chinese have taken care of that

Professor Chen and her colleagues deliberately mixed the H5N1 bird-flu virus, which is highly lethal but not easily transmitted between people, with a 2009 strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious to humans. 

When flu viruses come together by infecting the same cell they can swap genetic material and produce “hybrids” through the re-assortment of genes. The researchers were trying to emulate what happens in nature when animals such as pigs are co-infected with two different strains of virus, Professor Chen said.
Well, isn't that nice?  Especially since
The study, which was carried out in a laboratory with the second highest security level to prevent accidental escape, resulted in 127 different viral hybrids between H5N1 and H1N1, five of which were able to pass by airborne transmission between laboratory guinea pigs.
'Second highest'... just all kinds of calm-inducing, isn't it?

South Carolina democrats; all kinds of tolerant and all-encompassing, aren't they?  Long as you're white or a Democrat, that is.

Speaking of Democrats and bigotry*,
...But Mr. Wise, it would appear, isn't entirely immune from the power of narrative himself. Because Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Howie Macthinger, Ted Klonsky, Terry Robbins, Karen Ashley, John Jacobs, David Gilbert, Ted Gold, etc etc etc are conspicuously absent from his “pantheon of white people who engage in (or have plotted) politically motivated violence meant to terrorize and kill." **

Perhaps these left-wing*** violent radicals aren't on the list because they don't quite fit another narrative – I might better call it a slander – presently so popular in the press.  “We should not, must not, cannot speculate,” the sanctimonious pundit always begins. “But it sure seems possible (or reasonable or likely or evident) that this vile act was committed by someone opposed to the current gun control proposals." Who knew that so many television and radio talking heads were so fit and nimble, so able to leap to far distant conclusions at a single bound? And yet, in the past two days I have heard those words, or similar ones, on NPR, CNN, ABC and NBC with my own ears.

One of the Benghazi whistleblowers was the #2 man at the embassy in Libya; this should get interesting.

This is not possible; Obama said the Taliban was done for!
Of course, he said we're responsible for all the problems in Mexico, too.

Remember Sheriff Bradshaw?  He of 'snitch on your friends and family and neighbors' fame?   Looks like his closet isn't exactly clean

*If you don't think most media weenies are at the least on the Democrat side, you're not paying attention.