Friday, July 12, 2013

Fascism = 'Gays should arm themselves for self-defense'

At least in the minds of these idiots.
The NRA is garbage. It’s members are fascist liars.They rape, destroy and distort the US Constitution.
The NRA is a Lobbying Organization whose main objective is to allow the free flow of arms traffic and sales to take place in the SA. They are shitting on the US Constitution and allowing countless Americans to needlessly die every day of every year.
Etc., etc.

As a mind-cleanser after that mess,

There's a 'personality' named Nancy Grace,

who appears to be an arrogant, bigoted and ignorant fool.
Hey, if Al Sharpton can have one, why can't a jackass like her?

My first thought is "What's about to blow up that Napolitano doesn't want to have to deal with?"

So we've got a contest between Chicago and Detroit to see which one goes all the way into the sewer line first. How's this for a list of police chiefs?
  1. Ella Bully-Cummings. 2003-2009. Notorious for putting baubles for corrupt Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his family on the Department budget, resigned hastily in 2008 as Kilpatrick lost a photo finish with a criminal court (the first of many; he’s now awaiting sentencing on 24 more charges). 
  2. James Barren, PhD. 2008-2009. Fired abruptly in July, 2009 after a feral teen arrested for shooting seven other yout’s, killing four, walked because police bungled evidence collection.
  3. Warren C. Evans. 2009-2010. Resigned when it came out he was banging a female Detroit cop, and his cops conducted a raid for a reality TV show that went awry when a cop fired one shot. Hitting a child of 7 in the head and killing her stone dead. Best fact: the ethics-challenged Bully-Cummings was Evans’s ex-wife.
And that's just the first three.

In LE news, I'm flat sick of reading about crap

like this.
Border Patrol agents shattered a driver’s window at a checkpoint in Pine Valley, Calif., when he apparently refused to cooperate with law enforcement officials or consent to a warrantless search of his vehicle. The driver was then removed from his car and put in handcuffs.
And- of course-
Border Patrol in Pine Valley, Calif., has yet to reply to messages left by TheBlaze.
Why should they answer questions?  They're the effing BP and have to run their internal checkpoints.

Seems like we fought a war once over shit like this.

Also sick of this kind of crap:
Across the country, both state laws and departmental policies seem to let police officers use deadly force as a first resort against family pets that often present little or no threat. In one infamous 2010 case from Missouri, an officer shot and killed a dog that had been subdued and held on a catch-pole. In another, an officer shot D.C. resident Marietta Robinson’s 13-year-old dog, Wrinkles, after Robinson had confined the dog to her bathroom.
You'll note that the standard response from the LE agencies is (in chorus now) "We were following procedure."  Apparently they don't give a damn if it makes sense or not, so long as they follow it.

Some graphics on the Chicago environs, including this on where people were hit
and the results(yellow=kills, white=survived)

Dallas News still bringing up Gunwalker, so at least we're not the only ones still pissed about it.
In Mexico, they have known for some time. Officials there have attributed more than 200 deaths to Fast and Furious weapons. A Justice Department document made public this month by the Los Angeles Times’ Richard A. Serrano reveals what may be the most recent: Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, police chief in the town of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen opened fire on his patrol car. One bodyguard was killed and the chief’s wife and a second bodyguard wounded.

Hostotipaquillo, in Jalisco state in central-western Mexico, is nearly 1,000 miles from the Phoenix suburb where the semiautomatic WASR rifle was sold Feb. 22, 2010. The 26-year-old buyer would plead guilty to conspiracy, making false statements and smuggling goods from the U.S. No one — including the ATF — knows how the weapon traveled so far into the Mexican interior. ATF officials couldn’t say and told the Times they were still compiling an inventory of the lost guns.

No rush, apparently. Perhaps the ATF is waiting for the guns to wash ashore, one by one, after the drug criminals are done with them.
Americans, meanwhile, are left to wonder whatever happened with that ATF gun-walking fiasco, reminded only periodically when another Fast and Furious weapon surfaces long enough to leave someone else dead.

Well, with all the scandals, it distracts one from another(which is a pretty nasty indictment itself); which brings up where Lois Lerner got her start screwing with people:
More troubling to some FEC commissioners has been the staff's unsanctioned and growing ties to the Obama Justice Department. In September 2011, Tony Herman was named FEC general counsel. Mr. Herman in early 2012 brought in Dan Petalas, a Justice prosecutor, as head of the agency's enforcement section. FECA is clear that a bipartisan majority of commissioners must vote to report unlawful conduct to law enforcement. Yet FEC staff have increasingly been sending agency content to Justice without informing the commission. 

For instance, when a complaint is filed with the FEC against a political actor, the general counsel is required to write a report for the commissioners on whether there is a "reason to believe" the actor committed a violation. This report is confidential and never made public until a case is closed. Yet FEC staffers have sent these reports to Justice, in one case before the report was considered by the commissioners.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Remember the shovel AK?

The gentleman is back, this time with a homemade Glock lower.

And, just to irritate various people, I'll borrow this:
While Glock has become an iconic firearm, Gaston's skill as an engineer are probably on par with St. JMB's butler. However, his talents to find people to design, market and sell the gun is without a doubt laudible. The only two firearms that every US journalist knows is either an AK or a Glock. Now you can build both ... from the same shovel.

This mess in Florida is... 'disgusting'

is a good word.
What fresh charge is this?
A third degree murder charge can only be had if a homicide occurs in the course of committing another felony.
So what felony was George Zimmerman guilty of committing at the time of the shooting? Is it illegal to have one's head repeatedly battered against the cement?
Nope. He is guilty, per the State's theory, of aggravated child abuse, the child in question being 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

An Ex-Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee tells CNN he was fired for not arresting Zimmerman. Bill Lee was pressured by city officials who didn’t care if Zimmerman was innocent, the city officials just wanted an arrest. Bill Lee told the officials you can’t arrest without probable cause, and was fired for upholding Zimmerman’s constitutional rights.
And on, and on.
There should be a whole string of disbarrments, and charges, on the clowns on the prosecution team.  And the judge ought to have that black robe taken away.

Because laws are for little people, not Rep. Conyers' minions.
Rep. John Conyers’ office manager, Betty Petrenz, had the pistol in her purse as she entered the building; she told police that she simply forgot she had it in there.

Petrenz faced no prosecution and was given what one prosecutor called "a gift" as a penalty. She received a ticket for having a gun on federal property and got what is called "pretrial diversion," a sentence that involves neither jail time nor a fine. It merely requires the person to be on good behavior for a specified period of time, after which the ticket is dismissed.

The Mayor of Chicago just can't stand the idea of honest citizens being armed; so he'll screw with them.  After all, it's a lot easier than, say, doing something about the bad guys.

And the laws he loves so much work so well, don't they?

There's currently a "Castle Doctrine makes crimes worse!" push by the Usual Suspects™ using this study; as usual, they're full of crap.

"This just in: salt will NOT kill you.  Food nazis and Mayor Bloomberg(but I repeat myself) hardest hit."

A: The tears of gun bigot control freaks

are sweet.

And so is this:
ORDERED, that the Defendants take such action as is necessary to permit Tab Bonidy to use the public parking lot adjacent to the Avon Post Office Building with a firearm authorized by his Concealed Carry Permit secured in his car in a reasonably prescribed manner, and it is

FURTHER ORDERED, that the other claims of unconstitutionality of 39 C.F.R. § 232.1(l) made by Plaintiffs are denied.

Ref Chicago and the Rahm Whine, borrowing from Taranto and Insty,
The Trib adds: “While gun owners may have questions about how soon they’ll be able to carry guns in public, other state residents may also have questions about where they can expect to find people armed with deadly weapons.”

That’s an easy one to answer: You can expect to find people armed with deadly weapons in just about any dodgy Chicago neighborhood. . . .

Wait, how could Chicago have all those shootings when it’s illegal to carry a gun? Don’t street criminals have any respect for the law? Oh wait, of course they don’t–which is why Chicago already had “virtually unregulated weapons.” The new law will allow honest citizens, those who do comply with regulations, to defend themselves.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What say you: farging idiots,

just plain assholes, or brainless fools who love anyone who hates America?

They make me want to find a Andrew Jackson mask and carry a sign saying 'Hang the Bastard'

This makes it sound like the prosecution is not only corrupt,

but incompetent.
Another familiar trend was the State’s tendency to ask questions to which they obviously didn’t know the answers, and getting blown up as a result.  For example, Guy sought to have Root state that the likely screamer could have been Trayvon Martin, if Zimmerman were pointing a gun at him.  Putting aside the fact that there is absolutely no evidence to support such a scenario, the question blew up in guy’s face when Root instead indicated that if he were in Trayvon Martin’s position, beating Zimmerman, and he saw Zimmerman’s gun, his most likely move would be to go for the gun–exactly as Zimmerman says Martin actually did.
Then on re-cross, State prosecutor Guy simply imploded, as the State has so often.  Guy asked whether it wasn’t true that GZ had other options, besides using his gun. Root answered, “No, given the totality of the circumstances, I don’t believe Zimmerman had any other option.”  It was almost as if the State had never deposed Root before, had simply never met this witness before his testimony in the courtroom.

Finally Guy was back on cross, and flailing even worse, if that’s imaginable. He challenged Root that he had never testified on behalf of a criminal defendant. “No, I have, twice, it’s in my CV,” answered Root. He challenged Root that the force continuum described was limited in its application to law enforcement. No, Root observed, it’s a simple conceptual model that’s effectively integrated in Florida’s self-defense statutes

And the judge is no great shakes, either.

Update on the homebrew CLP

I'm one of those raised on "If you shoot it, you clean it.  Soon."  So leaving something alone for a few range trips, well, it's hard.  But I managed it, total about 100 rounds* of 9mm got it sufficiently dirty for a try.

Used on a cloth the stuff cleaned the frame & slide rails and inside the slide quite well.  Big try was the bore.  I was shooting Berry's plated 115-grain bullets; they work quite well, but ALWAYS seem to leave some hard-to-remove fouling.  Nothing horrible, just requiring the use of a brush to get out.  So tried this procedure:
Push a wet patch through to remove any loose fouling and wet the bore.
Push a second wet patch through.
Let it sit about an hour while doing other things.
Push a dry patch through and examine.

It worked great.  One dry patch and no visible fouling left, no scrubbing required.  Ran a second through just to get any excess CLP out, and that was all that was needed.

So far this stuff is working great as a cleaner.  I'll probably still use grease on the rails, and Eezox for my protectant, but I'm going to keep using this for cleaning, and for places where oil is the right lube to use.

Can't remember if mentioned before, the smell is very mild, not offensive at all.

And for anyone who hasn't seen the link previously, here's the stuff.

Try to tell me Eric Holder wasn't in the middle of this crap

Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents proving that the Department of Justice played a major behind-the-scenes role in organizing protests against George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February 2012.

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012. According to the documents JW received, a little-known DOJ unit called the Community Relations Service deployed to Sanford, FL, to organize and manage rallies against Zimmerman.

Also, you might remember that Martin's phone was being examined, which came to this:
The State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman took a wild turn late Tuesday evening, as defense attorney Don West got in a heated conversation with Judge Debra Nelson just before 10:oo p.m. Nelson had just expressed her intent to block testimony and evidence recovered from deleted messages on Trayvon Martin’s cell phone.

A forensic expert discovered more than 600 items on Trayvon’s cell phone, including texts and photos between Trayvon and other people with specific references to criminal activity — particularly fighting, drugs, and firearms.
Now why would a (honest)judge want to block this?

The forensic expert testified that he recovered multiple conversations between Trayvon Martin and specific family members and friends discussing multi-round street fights and schoolyard fights in which Trayvon Martin had participated. Martin’s half-brother, Demetrius Martin, even asked Trayvon when he would teach him how to fight. Trayvon Martin’s family appeared to know Trayvon was a street fighter.

Most troubling, Conner found multiple conversations — between four and six — where Trayvon discussed attempting to buy black-market guns.

The guns Martin discussed acquiring included a Smith & Wesson Sigma pistol and a .38 Special revolver. One conversation showed Martin trying to sell a .22 revolver, suggesting he was already in possession of it.
And don't forget this:
The state hid this evidence until right before the beginning of the trial, when the prosecution’s Wesley White came forward to present testimony that the state was hiding and may have destroyed evidence. The defense has had no time to recover this data and to depose every witness.

Just about everybody on the prosecution side, and probably the judge as well, should be investigated and- from the looks of things- disbarred and prosecuted for their actions in this.

The D'ohJ?  Needs to be cleaned out, top to bottom.

Oh now, this would never be abused,

UCSD Lecturer Brett Stallbaum has released an Android app called Gun Geo Marker to allow people to ‘Geolocate Dangerous Guns and Owners.’

The Gun Geo Marker operates very simply, letting parents and community members mark, or geolocate, sites associated with potentially unsafe guns and gun owners.  These locations are typically the homes or businesses of suspected unsafe gun owners, but might also be public lands or other locations where guns are not handled safely, or situations where proper rights to own or use any particular type of firearm may not exist

It appears the prosecutors in the Zimmerman case are either more effing stupid than thought, or trying desperately to come up with SOMETHING.  After their witnesses overall helped the defense and trashed the prosecution, now this.

More on it here.
Forensic pathologist Vincent Di Maio testified this morning in State of Florida versus George Zimmerman, and as the guy who literally wrote the book on gunshot wounds for his fellow forensic pathologist peers, Di Maio is likely the foremost expert in the world at his specialty. 

Di Maio’s testimony gutted the prosecution’s case. 

He used science to show that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in the exact position as he described, and he testified that the wounds Zimmerman suffered were entirely consistent with the sort of beating he claimed to take. Di Maio also slapped state medical examiner Shiping Bao for not opening up Trayvon Martin’s hands to check for evidence of bruising consistent with the kind of attack Zimmerman reported. Such bruising would not have been evidence on a man killed so soon after issuing such a beating.
There's also a fine example of the kind of dirtbagginess Martin supporters are indulging in

Isn't that just so CUTE?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Sen. Joe Manchin: cheap whore, or does this indicate

he sold for a high price?
I mean, Bloomberg has a lot of money for his legislative hookers, so I guess it's just a question of how much they hold out for.

Statement from Hornady on the shortages

on their website.  Seems their suspending production of some less-in-demand items to concentrate on those with highest demand.

In other news, I have discovered, according to a some idiots on BookFace, that the whole REAL problem with the Martin/Zimmerman case is 'redneck white conservative gun owner assholes defending Zimmerman because he shot a black kid'.
Yes, really.
No, I don't know what color the grass is in their world.


over 'anti-abortion' bills in several states, and when I look around I find something like this:
This week, the protest zeroed in on a bill passed last week by the North Carolina state Senate requiring abortion clinics to conform to the same safety standards as ambulatory surgery centers, a regulation currently met by only one of the state's five clinics.
I'm thinking "Considering what they do to your body, wouldn't you WANT them to meet that standard?"  Apparently not.

Which is interesting; most of the yellers want the .gov running health care, EXCEPT in this...

“I can fight the bugs, I can fight the lack of rain, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?” Bessemer said.

Well, if you wonder why so many people have problems with cops nowadays, this line is a perfect example:
Judge Burke refused to tell KMOV-TV why she would not watch the footage. After all, why record footage in the back of a police van if it will not be viewed as evidence in a court case? Roorda claims those police videos should only be used to protect cops, but internal affairs is trying to use it as a “gotch-head hunter” tool.
Yeah, ONLY to protect cops; if a cop misbehaves, well, THAT'S different, that video should be ignored!

Why do we so often think .gov employees are idiots?
EDA's CIO, fearing that the agency was under attack from a nation-state, insisted instead on a policy of physical destruction. The EDA destroyed not only (uninfected) desktop computers but also printers, cameras, keyboards, and even mice. The destruction only stopped—sparing $3 million of equipment—because the agency had run out of money to pay for destroying the hardware.

The Yankee Vulture Bus Victim List; must be a list borrowed from Bloomberg.  For one,
Dell Peter DiGiovanni: Suspect in a shootout with police as they were investigating drug trafficking and opened fire on the officers. Here is the rub: Dell Peter DiGiovanni hung himself. Must have used bullet rope or something like that.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man believed to have been one of three people who got into a shoot out with police in front of a burning home in southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday night was found hanging from a tree.Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed that the body of 50-year old Dell Peter DiGiovanni hung himself on a tree in front of a home at SW 147 Avenue and SW 48 Terrace.

*they mean it in a bad way, of course, not 'Shift your leg over, darlin' '...

Monday, July 08, 2013

Take one pork shoulder

Brine overnight.
In the oven this morning on low heat, then up it after a couple of hours.
When done, shred it up and let it sit in the juices a while.

Just had the first taste... if I'd cooked something that good for someone else, I'd be expecting sex for dessert.

In case anyone's interested, the brine was
four cups water
one cup kosher salt
1/4 cup molasses
two tablespoons peppercorns
one jalapeno
(Forgot this earlier)4 garlic cloves, slightly smashed
A little rosemary

"How old were you when you lost your virginity?"

was the question; the Winner of the Internets was I din't loose it. I know exactly where I put it.

Real moment of "I was out of line" realization,

or "Oh no, those people I called names aren't buying tickets anymore!" ?
Either way Jim Carrey can kiss my ass.

Awww, why would he think that?

High River resident Cam Fleury believes his house, which was not at all flooded or in a flood zone, was targeted by the RCMP.

Upon returning to his home, he found a door kicked in, and it appears a gun safe in his closet was touched, though not opened.

Fleury's neighbours were not so lucky, as their front door was ripped completely off its hinges, and was found lying in the yard.
Just because the Usual Suspects are basically saying "We don't care if their guns were taken, they don't need to have those anyway"?  Saying things like
"I'm pleased that the commissioner is looking into it, but as a federal politician, I don't think I have any business questioning operational decisions of the RCMP. I think I'm going to stay out of that particular issue," he said.
Really, Trudeau?  You have NO OVERSIGHT function at all over law enforcement?  You're a bloody rubber stamp?  I'm sure that's a very comforting thing for people to hear.

And this is just great:
Commissioner Bob Paulson has written to the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP and asked the agency to look into the matter. He says he and a lot of Canadians have questions about the force's actions in the devastated town of High River.
"I am quite concerned by the sharp criticism that has arisen in the media with respect to the gun seizures from evacuated homes," Paulson wrote in a letter to Ian McPhail, the interim chair of the watchdog agency.

"Naturally this is quite troubling to me, and I am sure to you, as indeed it must be to many Canadians who wonder what was going on in High River."
YOU'RE THE BLOODY HEAD OF THE RCMP, and YOU have questions?  Have you considered, say, calling the people in charge of that mess into your office and ASKING THEM what the hell they did?

Sunday, July 07, 2013

What about those 'demoted and dismissed' ATF agents?

ITEM: Perjury doesn’t just take place before the Southern District of New York. B. Todd Jones lied to Congress about the consequences of Fast & Furious. He told the Senate that “Gunwalker Bill” Newell, one of the principal architects of the strategy to drive Mexican gun violence higher to justify ATF’s allies’ legislative agenda, was “demoted” to a Headquarters job. Not exactly. Gunwalker Bill is assigned to Washington on paper, but it’s a no-show job. He’s actually living in Salt Lake City, where his family is from, and he’s not only being paid every dollar he ever got before in his misleadership position, he’s also getting a substantial Washington-based housing allowance, not the lower SLC bennie, and the ATF (meaning you chump taxpayers) paid him nearly five figures “moving assistance” to make the move. Other F&F figures like Billy Hoover, Bill McMahon, Bill Newell, Kelvin Crenshaw (the laughingstock behind an ATF seizure of Airsoft toys he insisted were “machine guns” before his F&F failures), Hope McAllister and David Voth have all been “punished” with a lateral or a move up. McMahon was allowed to move to the Philippines and collect a $250k salary from “too big to jail” bank JP Morgan, while still collecting his roughly equivalent ATF salary and benefits, too, for his no-show ATF job! It’s a nice deal, but line agents need not apply. You have to F up to move up to that level.
Which is the kind of thing that causes people, every time that sellout Rubio insists "There will be a law saying 'X'!" on the Amnesty for Illegals bill, to laugh.  Or swear.  Or both.  These bastards broke laws, broke ethics, lied under oath, false documents, the whole damn works; and their 'punishment' is to stay with the agency or somewhere else in the DoJ, still getting paid.
If nobody will ENFORCE the law, then why are we supposed to believe a damn thing Rubio, or Todd, or Schumer or any of these other bastards say?

Naw, nothing suspicious about this at alllll....

The Treasury Department on Wednesday refused to confirm or deny the existence of an inspector general report investigating whether or not former White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee illegally accessed tax information on the Koch brothers.
Subpoena his ass; tell him he's under oath and hand out an indictment if he lies.  And subpoena anyone necessary from Treasury and them them the same.  AND DO IT.

More from the Most Transparent Administration EVER!
White House officials vetoed all public airing of a video of President Obama thanking the American Library Association Sunday for helping inform the public about Obamacare.

“We were specifically told by the White House to only show it [the video] once to conference attendees, and [the] White House said we aren’t able to send it out,” Jazzy Wright, Press Officer for ALA’s Washington, D.C. office, told the Washington Examiner.

That credentialed clown Tam ran across the other day?  He says you shouldn't have to have the same insurance on your car in case somebody steals it and commits a crime because
Guns are inherently dangerous, Dan. Cars are not.
Insty has a theme about people who are 'credentialed, not educated'.  I think this idiot fits.
And I love Tam's comment: (Careful picking a fight with the guy; he's got more sheepskins than a condom factory. ;)
Lots of sheepskins, no sense.

Aside from those I've got nuttin'. At all.  And I'm hungry.