Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thanks to Og:

a modern double rifle being regulated

can you say 'extortion'?

Maybe 'blackmail'?
I knew you could.

General Sisi, I should add, is Egypt’s new strongman, not Putin’s characterization of Obama.  But if you pronounce it correctly, it's that too.
And the “prospect” is now a reality: “actual abuse” — including “listening in on people’s phone calls” and “inappropriately reading people’s e-mails” — occurs daily. In early 2012, “actual abuse” was occurring at the rate of ten “incidents” a day — and “incident” is a term of art that can cover hundreds of violations of thousands or even millions of citizens.
But Obama's too busy on the golf course to be bothered with such things.  Assuming he actually gave a damn anyway.

"How dare you laugh at your superiors!  And PowerPoint!"

Friday, August 16, 2013

I would like to hear someone make a case for not legalizing this

It can't get someone high, but has serious medical use.  Like this.

Hey, Holder, you want to improve your image?  Stop screwing with this.

"To protect, Serve,

and Sue You 'Cause I Got Hurt"
Friggin' moron.

Grenade launcher, with recoil-reducing mechanism,

circa 1916.

Thanks to Billl for finding this

A: Bloomberg thinks the law is for peasants to obey,

so why would he obey it?
Second, considering some of the other crap that's come out, I'd imagine he's got a lot he doesn't want people to know about.  And his minions in Colorado really don't want voters to know about.

And we're supposed to trust any federal agency why, again?

The FMS said that the deficit went up $98 billion ($97,594,000,000) in the Monthly Treasury Statment for July, which it released on Monday. 

At the same time, the FMS said the debt stayed at exactly $16,699,396,000,000 in its Daily Treasury Statements, which are published every business day.
They lied.  To us, to Congress, to everybody.
Anyone think anything will be done about it?

From Sarah Hoyt:
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

I am Spartacus because our voting system is corrupted beyond belief and the political elites have sewn themselves into a cocoon of fraud, via mail-in-ballots and voter fraud and fight against any attempt to clean the mess even minimally – because they know they’d never win another election again, if the elections were only as corrupt as they are, say, in India.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because a Rodeo Clown CAN laugh at the king.  As can we all.  As SHOULD we all.

Some thoughts in the rise in ninja-suiters pretending to be cops, including an idea I really like:
All forced-entry police raids could be recorded in a tamper-proof format, and the videos made available to the public through a simple open records request. This could be done efficiently and inexpensively. Even better, it wouldn't be difficult to equip the officers participating in a raid with cameras mounted on their helmets, jackets, or guns. Not only would recording all raids help clear up disputes about how long police waited after knocking, whether police knocked at all, or who fired first, but the knowledge that every raid would be recorded would also encourage best practices among the SWAT teams. Additionally, recordings of raids would provide an accurate portrayal of how drug laws are actually enforced. It’s likely that many Americans aren’t fully aware how violent these tactics can be. Perhaps many would still support tactical raids for drug warrants even after being exposed to videos of drug raids. But if the drug war is being waged to protect the public, the public should be able to see exactly how the war is being waged.
Screams of "WE can't operate that way!" in 3, 2, 1...
And, Bozo, that's the friggin' idea.

Speaking of, thoughts from a Marine.  And I like the sign.  “More Mayberry, Less Fallujah.”
Isn't that a nice idea?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

'Race Warlord Poverty Pimps';

there are reasons Denny came up with the term.  Here's a good one:
Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D) is following in the footsteps of Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, as well as her fellow Florida colleague in the U.S. Congress, Frederica Wilson (D), by using race to explain why an early voting location situated in a predominantly black community was moved. Jacksonville’s Supervisor of Elections stated that the reason for the move was to cut back on monthly expenses that exceed $57,000 at the location in question, including utilities. 

The new location would only cost taxpayers about $40,000 a year.
My first thought?  "I wonder how much of that $57k PER MONTH was going to something other than election matters..."

We’ve talked about this before, but in fact, I don’t think there has ever been a country like ours, where our elites are deliberately taught – in our best schools – to hate and despise everything that we are, everything that makes us unique.  I don’t think there has ever been another country where our elites are taught to be ashamed to call themselves by our national name.

Or rather, there have been countries like that – but they were countries who’d lost a war, and where the governing elite were in fact puppets of their erstwhile enemy, sent in to utterly destroy what the country used to be and to make sure that it did not rise again and (maybe) next time win the war.
Some real interesting thoughts follow; go read.

Tab clearing:
Gun rights win in the northwest

New argument about black holes, and what we don't know.

Waxman wants to ban parts kits.  Parts, too.

"We need an armored vehicle, because protesters and stuff."

I've posted this before: what a lot of cops think of most proposed gun laws(not much).

"Screw Somalia, we're done."

Oh, this just might make me watch a primary debate!

Well, well, well, talk about a builder's kit!

The foot's better, but it's going to take a while.  The swelling's way down, but that toe and the area around is still sore and kind of tingly.  I shall now find somewhere else to put it up.
One of the sucky things?  The antibiotics I'm taking say 'Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight', which makes sitting out back problematic.

As the President is such a thin-skinned weenie, (updates as I find stuff)

and his sycophants are such howling morons, I declare it Mock Obama Day!

I'll add more as I run across them
And if you see something suitable, link it in comments

And this one's not actually Obama, but it's connected:

Something noticed about the socialist trying to take over

the Starbucks Appreciation Page on Bookface:
Most of them are there solely to throw as much crap as a rabid monkey.  Nothing more than making it as unpleasant a place as possible.

And it's amazing how many 'progressives', given a chance, will work in "If it weren't for those damn Jews we wouldn't have a problem in the mideast!"
What?  Oh no, they'd never be so honest as to say it that way; they're very careful to say 'Israelis'.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Piers Morgan is a hoplophobic gun bigot who'd rather see women raped

and dead than armed.
"I would prefer that those women have guns to protect their lives," Hawkins said. However, Morgan remained dismissive. 

"I would tell that to the families of the women who were killed at Sandy Hook," he replied. "I'm not sure they would quite see it the same way."
I wonder if it occurred to this English moron that, if one of them had been armed, many others might have lived?

Or is that idea what really scares him?
Effing bloody disgusting little bastard.

President Gutsy Decision

my ass.
“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades," said Love at a public event.
Because it's far too boring or stressful for President PhonyScandalBastardMompants to actually sit there during a raid to get the most wanted terrorist in the world.

Probably still pissed the adults made him come off the golf course.

And Eric Holder is still AG,

and Obama's still hiding documents for him.
Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows. 
Patino is said to have purchased 700 guns while under ATF's watch. Ever since, a steady stream of the guns have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S. But the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from Congress and CBS News to provide a full accounting. An estimated 1,400 guns are still on the street or unaccounted for.
Gee, I wonder why?

The NAACP now has the shark nibbling its toes

The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama’s face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama?

The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president.
Thou Must Not Mock The King, peasant!

Seriously?  Over a RODEO CLOWN?  Does this not prove you people have nothing real  to bitch about anymore?

And if you think this is not intended to prevent anyone mocking Obama, well, must be interesting in your world.

They brought friends to the buffet this morning

Now for a status update

on three things:
First, the foot is improving.  Swelling's down, but I still don't want to walk much, or stand on it much, and the fever feels about gone(I think my thermometer's screwed, so can't tell for sure).  Happily, it appears the antibiotics aren't screwing with me.

The report on the Magholder will take longer, because haven't been out much to wear it. 

Quite a while back I tried coating a knife with header paint to see how it'd hold up; I set it in the dining area, and it got covered up, so hasn't been used much(almost at all).  It's now sitting by the cutting board for actual use.

Confession time: it looked so nice I took a pistol that had a worn finish and refinished it with the same paint.  Figured I'd let it cure, bake it, then shoot  and carry it to see how it holds up.  Shortly after that, the current ammo/components crisis started, so it hasn't been fired as much as had planned.  Or carried as much(different story).  So today I'm going to start carrying it as much as I can, at least around the house, and start seeing how this finish holds up.

"No gun-free zones for us politicians,


We've set up a system where the world's most easily offended people

get to decide what's offensive and what's not and coincidentally, crying "racism" often helps them fund raise or hurts their political opponents. It's like starting up the Salem Witch Trials again and then giving Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the NAACP $10,000 every time they find a "witch" to burn. If we did that, what do you think the chances are they'd be finding witches EVERYWHERE? EXACTLY.

More on the IRS:
Just a few days ago, congressional investigators released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission were engaged in conservative targeting of their own, perhaps with improper help from Ms. Lerner and the IRS. Now evidence is mounting that one of the most powerful agencies of the federal government — the Securities and Exchange Commission — has also engaged in political targeting. In a letter to the chairwoman of the SEC, congressional leaders revealed that documents produced for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform “indicate that the SEC has been under immense pressure from elected officials and special interest groups as part of a government-wide effort to stifle political speech.”
And we're supposed to trust ANY government agency WHY, again?

Gun-free zone preparations: 'We're really just here to clean up the dead and triage the wounded, not stop the murderer.'
“In this scenario, police killed the shooter,” Hendricks shared from a set-up triage area. Tellingly, that didn’t happen until many simulated murders had taken place before the training teams had even arrived on scene.
“The goal -- to practice cooperation and triage tasks,” Hendricks continued, admitting by default that the goal was not to do everything possible to protect innocent lives.
Isn't that bloody confidence-inspiring?
I think it was Robb Allen who mentioned his daughter's instructions being "I don't give a rats ass what the teacher says about huddling down, you get the hell out a window and go."  Sounds like good advice.

Florida needs to clean out their prosecutor's office; it's full of vermin.
Vindictive, nasty, foul creatures.
Disbarment should be the beginning of the penalties for these bastards.

A rodeo clown wears an Obama mask, and
he's banned for life from the fair,
all the clowns have to take 'sensitivity training',
everyone who can is whining "It's not my fault!",
So, Missouri 'cowboys', when did you hand in your balls?  Because you sure don't appear to have any.

Bloomberg and Kelly get a kick in the balls, Nanny threatens to ignore the judge; wonder how well that'll work out?

Wonder how the gun bigots and hoplophobes will spin this as "Nobody wants to take your guns!" ?
You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.”
This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August!
Time to yell at the senators.  Loudly.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Remember that quote from Claire Wolfe?

Sometimes it’s excruciating, listening to the rhetoric of gun grabbers. The combination of self-righteousness and sheer bloody ignorance is like fingernails on the blackboard of the mind.
I got sucked into a couple of threads on the Starbucks Appreciation page, and dear DEITY, sometimes I forget just how
dishonest and/or
partisan and/or
effing stupid some of these people are...
'They said Obama wanted your guns, but you still have them; don't you feel stupid?'
Point out Obama's own words going back a decade, it doesn't matter; Feinstein's, Schumer's, the CSGV, on and on, it doesn't matter: 'They haven't actually taken your guns, so there was never any threat of it!  The NRA suckered you!'  And  on, and on.

Oh, and since all people who treasure the 2nd Amendment are conservatives we're all racists and bigots and- well, you know the drill.

Effing morons.  It's like finding a weird fungus growing on a dead log, that turns out to have spores that irritate and destroy brain cells by their very presence.  Not even a low-grade fever can make these people tolerable.

Being slightly feverish and bored

probably makes this seem even funnier(NSFW):

If she said this about a racial group, would she get a pass?

Over at Bookface, on the Starbucks Appreciation Page, ran across a letter from a woman in Newtown that includes
Why not go to the NRA office and show your support there with your own kind?
Well, gee, ma'am, what do you consider 'our own kind'?

There is a jerk named Rick Scalzo,

who's pronounced that anyone who'd have a AR15 for home defense is stupid.  And demented.  Etc.

He's the kind not worth arguing with.  From Bane: Good it just e or do these guys get dumber every week?
Uncle has the traditional take: I have one because I fucking can. You don’t get a say in what I do. And why I want it is none of your God-damned business. Clear, Sparky?

ALEC pushes back against slimy politician.

Never been to the Missouri State Fair; now I never will.  Damned if I'll put money in the pockets of these idiots.
Note that the Missouri Legislative Racists have jumped in, too; "Thou Must Not Mock The Obama!"

What?  Someone who gets lots of publicity over "RACISM!" stuff might have lied?

I shall now see if I can focus better on a book.  Between storms waking me up during the night and the foot, not enough sleep.  Plus having to hobble around.  If I had to go to the store, I think I'd dig the crutches out of the garage to use; it'd be easier to use them.

Monday, August 12, 2013

'To stave of geoengineering ideas, we need DRASTICALLY attack global warming!'

You know, when a big reason you want to attack globular warmening is to prevent idiots trying to 'save Mother Gaia' by screwing with the climate...
The people you're trying to stop are friggin' insane.
However, both of these options pose substantial known risks to humans and ecosystems. Stratospheric spraying could substantially reduce precipitation in South and Southeast Asia, potentially shutting down seasonal monsoons that more than a billion people rely upon for growing crops, or imperil replenishment of the ozone layer. Ocean iron fertilization could result in the proliferation of algae species that won't support higher order predators, or prove toxic in the marine environment. Moreover, the Earth's ecology is vastly complex, and both of these technologies may also pose significant unknown risks that are impossible to assess before it is too late.
That the same people who chant "We don't know what we're doing to the Earth!" would even consider plans like this...

Hadn't seen any hummers, but the feeder kept emptying; found out why

"Why aren't you saying anything about this case, Rev. Jackson?"
"Because the victim's white and the attackers black; why do you think?"

I never heard of industrial shotguns before; some reading to do, once my eyes stop crossing.

To cap off a so-so to not-so-good weekend

I went to the doctor this morning.  Reason being:
Foot was sore Saturday morning, and upon examination found what I thought might be(hoped was) a splinter; no, it's a bite.

Which got worse over the day and Sunday, leading to the appointment today.  So the doc says yeah, does look like a bite, and it also appears to have some infection going on(which explains the fuzzy feeling I woke up with).  So get these antibiotics, take this to reduce the swelling, stay off it and keep it elevated, etc.

There went the plans for the next couple of days.

I'll say this for the office: when I called they weren't able to do normal scheduling because their system crashed Friday and is still down; took about two hours for them to call back and say "Be here at this time and we'll work you in."  And they did.

Another reason to like bees

A new honey has been produced that has had ‘amazing’ results treating wounds and infections.

The bio-engineered product Surgihoney was tested on babies, new mothers, cancer patients and the elderly for over a year in Hampshire hospitals.

Wounds and ulcers, including those infected with the superbug MRSA, healed within days, while the number of women who suffered infections after giving birth by caesarean section has halved.

So SWAT teams acting like they're troops in Anbar Province(without the care to get the right address) isn't enough, huh?

In a searingly critical essay, a former senior aide to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. has called out the Obama administration and the president himself for claiming Friday that he welcomed a public debate on the government’s surveillance programs and the privacy concerns they provoke.

Jennifer Hoelzer, a former aide to Wyden who recently left his office, harshly questioned Obama in a piece she wrote for, saying she was flabbergasted to hear him say he had wanted more public scrutiny for the National Security Agency surveillance programs after Wyden had worked for years in vain to try to persuade the administration to declassify parts of the program so that debate could take place.

No, they're not collecting everything, nooooo...

On one occasion, having captured and interrogated a terrorist near Maguga, Barrah knew that there was a Mau Mau gang holed up in the rough of Muthaiga Golf Club preparing to attack the clubhouse. Without informing his superior officers, he drove to Muthaiga police station where he collected a couple of Bren gunners before flushing the gang out of the rough. Eight insurgents were killed, including General Mwangi Toto, commander of the Mau Mau in Nairobi.

This incident took place on a Saturday afternoon — much to the disapproval of the club secretary, who complained that there had been golfers on the course at the time of the battle. Barrah, feeling somewhat underappreciated by this reaction, replied: “Don’t worry — next time I’ll shout 'Fore!’ before firing the first shot.”

Sunday, August 11, 2013

August E-Postal Match

Over at Carteach0

Someone explain to me again- in a way I might believe-

that this bastard cares about anything or anyone other than himself?

Peter Gleick- climate alarmist and lying bastard- is still at it.

To take some of the bad taste from the first link out of your mouth,

Stolen from Wirecutter:

How often do you see a bug

that actually qualifies for a .22 for pest control?

How effed is the city of Chicago?

This effed.
Short version: the City Council wanted to pass a bunch of laws banning/restricting guns/ownershop; said laws are preempted by state law, and they wanted to pass them anyway; they were given the word, and
In short, without great fanfare the City gutted their new proposal. After the Corp Counsel being questioned by one alderman about my assertions and getting a non-answer answer, it appears they have admitted our interpretation of the issue is correct. Otherwise, why the capitulation? Why this slight of hand change?
Could it be the $2 plus million they have paid out to NRA and SAF attorneys? They fact that we are 3 – 0 in our lawsuits?

Ummm, probably.
But, from the comments, there are some district commanders of Chicago PD telling their officers to enforce the city laws that they know are preempted; which means 'Big-ass lawsuits the city will lose." 
I really want your guys to understand that there are a bunch of gun guys who are itching for 1983 suits against the city and will name everyone involved. I don't want to see a good cop jammed up on a civil suit because a supervisor made a political decision to kiss ass and get hung out in Court.
Chicago: the brass will hang the officer out to take the blame, and hey, why should the city care?  It's OPM they're spending.

I never heard of a bearnip tree before

Not a moment of zen,

but damn!  Click to embiggenate

Picture of the sun taken with some kind of filtering; that on the left is a prominence that flared and was caught floating

Joe the Georgian

See if you know the last name

And something else from Al Stewart, same time frame:

I know people who trust NPR implicity;

so much for that.
It turns out that the ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos, has been working on an analysis of the NPR series ever since. His conclusions, explained at length, were published yesterday. They are remarkable, in my view, for their candor and fairness:
My finding is that the series was deeply flawed and should not have been aired as it was.
The series committed five sins that violate NPR’s code of standards and ethics. They were:
1. No proof for its main allegations of wrongdoing;
2. Unfair tone in communicating these unproven allegations;
3. Factual errors, shaky anecdotes and misleading use of data by quietly switching what was being measured;
4. Incomplete reporting and lack of critical context;
5. No response from the state on many key points.

North Wildwood: You'd think better would be expected from the Dark and Fascist State of NJ[/sarcasm].
A North Wildwood police officer issued Jared and his wife a summons because of the dog. Goering said, “I expected to get more respect from him because of the jobs that we both have to do."

"He mockingly asked if all veterans get service dogs," said Jared’s wife, Sally Goering, “his dog is medically necessary and he is a service dog."
Last I heard, it's flatly illegal to mess with someone over a service dog.  Period.
And if this is the level of LE in NJ...
Time for charges, civil and criminal.

From Steyn on the Hasan trial:
In the immediate aftermath of his attack, the U.S. media, following their iron-clad rule that “Allahu akbar” is Arabic for “Nothing to see here,” did their best to pass off Major Hasan as the first known victim of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. “It comes at a time when the stress of combat has affected so many soldiers,” fretted Andrew Bast in a report the now defunct Newsweek headlined, “A Symptom of a Military on the Brink.”

Major Hasan has never been in combat. He is not, in fact, a soldier. He is a shrink. The soldiers in this story are the victims, some 45 of them. And the only reason a doctor can gun down nearly four dozen trained warriors (he was eventually interrupted by a civilian police officer, Sergeant Kimberly Munley, with a 9mm Beretta) is that soldiers on base are forbidden from carrying weapons. That’s to say, under a 1993 directive a U.S. military base is effectively a gun-free zone, just like a Connecticut grade school. That’s a useful tip: If you’re mentally ill and looking to shoot up a movie theater at the next Batman premiere, try the local barracks — there’s less chance of anyone firing back.
And let's not forget the words of the politicians in uniform:
After Major Hasan’s pre-post-traumatic workplace wobbly, General George W. Casey Jr., the Army’s chief of staff, was at pains to assure us that it could have been a whole lot worse: “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty.” And you can’t get much more diverse than letting your military personnel pick which side of the war they want to be on.

The CSGV and PAGV: full of crap and insisting the smell is rose petals.
See, again, the chart stated 'Chicago, Illinois' yet included 6.8 million people that DON'T live in Chicago nor fall under Chicago's gun laws.  That led to the anti-gun fanatics at the CSGV (who the original post was discussing) to tout it to the skies as 'gun extremist lies' that Chicago DOES have higher homicide rates than the areas outside of the city (5-6x). 

Then for 'Gun homicides' they did the same thing, adding in near 7m people who DON'T live under Chicago's laws. They completely ignore this fact in the post I reference it to and instead repeat their MSA and City numbers. Makes you wonder if they're dense or deliberately dishonest
Six of one, half-dozen of the other...