Saturday, October 26, 2013

I still can't type well, and it may take a while, so

The Story of What Happened.

There's this tree in the back yard(some of you are already shaking your heads and muttering imprecations; shut up), and with all the rain this year a couple of limbs had grown out over the neighbor's power line.  Especially with winter coming, that can't stay.

Was able to get a lot of it from the ground, but a couple of pieces HAD to be done from the tree.  So I got that all cut, set the pruning pole safely out of the way and started down.  Yes, I was testing every step; that branch lied to me, and broke.  Thus my reintroduction to Gravity('It's not just a good idea, it's the law!')

At one point on the trip down I swear to God I had my upside-down feet hooked over a limb and I actually paused for a moment, long enough for "Maybe I can-" to form before one shoe pulled off and I continued my descent.

So, I laid there a moment going through the 'Can I move x, can I move y' checks, with Security Staff(Jr.) on the other side of the fence with that "You there, boss?" look on his face.  X and Y did indeed function, so I put my shoe on, got up and into the house and sat before the post-incident nausea and dizzy hit.  Sat there a bit getting through that, and called the doctor's office, got a nurse.  "What happened?", etc.  "Um, you need to go to the emergency room."  I think it was the "Yes, I can move my arm, but something's not right in my shoulder" that did it.

Called daughter.  I figured "I'm  not bleeding, so don't need an ambulance, but if I wind up in the hospital overnight or something, can you check on the dogs?"  That got a pause, followed by "Do you want a ride?  It's quiet at work, I can get off."  Started to say no, then felt that oddness in the shoulder again and considered trying to drive, and said "That might be a good idea."

Things went much faster than my previous visit.  I received some pain meds that actually worked, assurance that nothing was broken, very bad sprain in the shoulder(the other bruises, abrasions, missing bits of tissue messy but not threatening), and directions to followup with my regular doc.

So I  have my left arm in a sling most of the time, meds when necessary(they work so-so), and orders to take it easy.  Which means I can't handload(working the lever pulls on everything upper-body), can't cast, can't ride, cooking is a real problem(bribed daughter with dinner a couple of times when just gave up), and the dogs wonder why I'm  not coming out to play much, and can't type very well(it's taking a long time to put this together).  Had to sneeze a couple of times, and that felt like someone stabbed me through the shoulder blade.

And even with power steering, driving sucks(though at least this time I can use my right arm for steering and shifting).

So that's my status.  I shall now retire from typing for a while, and try to get some reading done, or something, while I figure out what/how for lunch.

Improvised hearing protection

video here.
I did that 'hand and shoulder' method when I was a kid; little did I know I was being Early Tactical!"

Pretty much agree: the War on Drugs has been/is a monumental disaster.
Personal observation: people who want everything from grass up legalized, but demand that tobacco be banned...

Oh, the potential...

Al Sharpton is a bigoted, racist, thieving, slimy fat RWPP.  At the minimum.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Well, Americans for Tax Reform and Ryan Ellis

can kiss my ass.

More on the violation of law by DHS and the Maryland Staasi.  And the Coast Guard is added to the list of agencies that can kiss our ass.
“They tore my office apart more than any other room in my house,” she said, adding agents did not take other potentially non-TSA-related documents from the office.

“I had a box full of [Department of Defense] notes,” she said. “They didn’t touch those.”

Some of the files included notes that she had used to expose how the Federal Air Marshal Service had lied to Congress during the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks about the number of airline flights that the service was actually protecting against another terrorist attack.
Miserable excuses for lawmen acting as enforcers for politicians.  Hope they feel real good about themselves.
“Protecting confidential sources is a part of my honor and hits me at my ethical core,” said Mrs. Hudson. “To have someone steal my source information and know it could impact people’s careers, is disgusting, a massive overreach. This kind of conduct is intimidation clearly aimed at silencing a vigorous press.”
And finding whistleblowers to screw, don't forget that.

I shall now throw something into the cartridge wars

The ones that start with "What cartridge is best for self-defense?"  This is from the second Cerillo book, Tales of the Stakeout Squad, and abbreviated 'cause I can't type the whole thing:
The M1 Carbine was one of our favorite weapons.
You know what? The Carbine was one of our best stoppers.  Our gunsmith was real good; he was able to fix those magazines so they reliably fed pointy hollowpoint 110-grain WInchester ammo, an expanding bullet. ...  It was fast to shoot, light recoil, and you had 15 rounds.  It turned out that anybody that was hit with it, even if they weren't hit in the vitals, got dropped.

He'd noted in the first book that he'd seen people do some amazing things after being hit with everything from .38 Special roundnose bullets to 12-gauge slugs and buckshot; so for him to praise this means something.

And with the Speer Gold Dot and Hornady XTP ammo* now available for it as well as older hollow- and softpoint(Winchester, Federal and Remington all make some), I'd say you could do much worse for a home-defense rifle.

*And to any ammo guys out there, I'd be more than happy to try some of these out for you.

Sen. Durbin's latest lie?

He's got company in it.

Seems to be the standard .gov response to suits anymore: "It doesn't matter how this affects you, you don't have standing to file this."

Non-apology apology: Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.

So, when was the last time the Army was NOT using standardized stuff for briefings like this?  
McHugh “directed that Army leaders cease all briefings, command presentations or training on the subject of extremist organizations or activities until that program of instruction and training has been created and disseminated,” Army spokesman Col. David Patterson, Jr., tells me.
Why was it happening now?
And guess whose fingerprints are all over this?
But the Army does provide a list of organizations that do list groups like the AFA and FRC as domestic hate groups – specifically the Southern Poverty Law Center. And the SPLC is featured in the military’s Equal Opportunity Advisor Student Guide.

Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) says that there is “no question” that members of Congress who are paid $174,000 a year are entitled to taxpayer-funded subsidies when they purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

In response to questions posed by on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Rangel said that he considers the subsidies part of Congress’ “overall compensation” even though ordinary Americans who earn $174,000 per year would have to have at least nine dependent children to qualify for the same subsidy.
Considering this bastard thinks getting to cheat on taxes is part of his compensation, why wouldn't he think someone else owes him for his insurance?

The government war on reporters and whistleblowers:

DHS/Coast Guard/Maryland Staasi edition.
A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates that the August raid allowed law enforcement to search for firearms inside her home.

The document notes that her husband, Paul Flanagan, was found guilty in 1986 to resisting arrest in Prince George’s County. The warrant called for police to search the residence they share and seize all weapons and ammunition because he is prohibited under the law from possessing firearms.

But without Hudson’s knowledge, the agents also confiscated a batch of documents that contained information about sources inside the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, she said.
Last I heard, the rules on seizing things during a search are pretty strict; and this sounds WAY outside the law.

But fear not!  They have a defense!
She said she asked Bosch why they took the files. He responded that they needed to run them by TSA to make sure it was “legitimate” for her to have them.

“‘Legitimate’ for me to have my own notes?” she said incredulously on Wednesday.
So they figure they can violate the law because 'we need to'.  And with Holder & Co. in charge, the chances of anything being done about this?  Right about 'zero'.

And the real reason for this raid?
Asked how many sources she thinks may have been exposed, Hudson said: “A lot. More than one. There were a lot of names in those files.”

“This guy basically came in here and took my anonymous sources and turned them over — took my whistleblowers — and turned it over to the agency they were blowing the whistle on,” Hudson said. “And these guys still work there.”

Tab clearing

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno revealed this week that just two Army brigades are combat-ready, with budget cuts hampering the military's ability to train its own troops.

“I always describe New York as an elephant’s graveyard for ovaries,” he said. “All these unhappy women, and I am talking about 100 percent of my friends waiting too long and regretting it, and I’m not saying that you have to have babies and you have to stay in the kitchen and you can’t have a life. Nobody is saying that. That is a totally unreasonable thing to say. That is a fascist, communist thing to enforce. All I am saying is: Why are you trivializing such a miracle?”

Going 'a little Galt'.

The EPA has joined the drug war; whatever could go wrong with that?

Because saying "Ladies, don't drink too much" is misogynist.  Or some other idiot accusation.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

If you're wondering what happened a few days back, I'll let Roger handle that.

I can't type very well right now(probably shouldn't be), so I'll save the full story of this flight of grace for when I can do it justice.  In the meantime,

While back I read Jim Cirillo's Guns, Bullets and Gunfights; good book.  I now have a copy of Tales of the Stakeout Squad; so far, also very good.  More on this(again) when I can type better.

And that was way over budget and didn't work either;

wonder who's paying off who?

Have to write of the assholes with badges that are the DC Police

and the miserable little suckass politician that is their chief, and the attorney general.

Connected politician wants to violate the assault-weapons law?  DC Police/Lanier will help.  Connected gun bigots want to violate it?  Lanier & Co. will help.  Connected journalist has an illegal magazine?  'It wouldn't promote public safety to prosecute.'

Plain citizen whose ex accuses  him of having firearms-related stuff without .gov approval?  You're screwed.

And to the bastards with badges who carried out this raid: screw you.  You've shown yourselves to be part of the bad guys.  Did it make you feel big and strong to scare the shit out of kids?  To break down a door and throw a naked kid on the floor?

One more case where, instead of knocking and acting like human beings, they put on their ninja suits and abused and threatened people and tore hell out of a home.  Because they can.

Tab clearing

Rep. Moran(Douche-VA); much like a MAIG member and crime in his concern about violence against women.

Gun bigots say since confiscation would be for the Public Good, not for public use, it's constitutional.

And yeah, they want to ban everything.

Teacher's union: "Why are you against sex offenders working in school, you bigot?"

They must calculate that it’s better for Obama to be considered unaware to the point of negligence than to say he was aware of the debacle and let it go ahead anyway.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“President Obama’s people can be quite nasty.

They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.”
Truly, is anybody surprised by this?

“I’m not against a college education. I’m against debt,” he said. “That was the only four letter word in my family…”

What he’s against, Rowe added, is that we started promoting college “at the expense” of the vocational training that, in many cases, is what’s actually needed for the career.

“It’s not about, this is good or this is bad,” Rowe said. “It’s about, when did it make sense to say one size fits everybody? It never ever ever made sense to do that, and yet we’re still selling education the same way we sold it when you and I were in high school.”

And there in a nutshell is the argument currently raging in America. One side, an armed populace of exactly the kind the Founders envisaged; on the other, a fascist police state in which you’re disarmed for your own good, since the presumption is that you would use a firearm for ill, not good. It’s easy to see why the Left favors the latter, since the end result of so many of their policy prescriptions is enforcement by coercion, and they are incapable of conceiving of a “good” use for a gun in a civilian’s hands. Which is why they’ve been adamantly screaming about the “militia” clause in the Second Amendment from time immemorial.

It's Jennifer's Birthday;

go give her some love.

And see if you can get Weird Al's attention while you're at it.

'Most transparent administration EVER!

Mike Hash, who directs the Office of Health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, will brief House Democrats Wednesday about implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 

The closed-door session, which will start at 8:50 a.m., marks the first time the administration will have briefed members of Congress on the online enrollment system since its troubled rollout on Oct. 1.

Tom Watson, you're a friggin' idiot.  And a bigot.
And their own argument for privacy is weakened by the pollution of an ideology that uses its few positive civil liberties positions as a predator uses candy with a child.
Coming from someone who supports such lights of corruption and lies as Feinstein and Pelosi, that's really interesting.

For those whose feet still touch the ground, the path to NSA reform so clearly lies inside the Democrats’ big tent – and runs through its liberal wing. And because we are a liberal republic, whose central government is not leaving the landscape anytime soon (the libertarians’ fondest goal), change must also run through an elected Congress.
Democrats? Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Your Cell Phone) took to the pages of USA Today to defend NSA surveillance as recently as yesterday. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Your Email In Box) called Edward Snowden a "traitor" for revealing the NSA's excesses. And President Obama, who is, in fact, a Democrat, loves him some NSA surveillance.
Claiming the 'liberal wing'(is that the non-communists or what?) will save us from the NSA lawbreaking is about as intelligent as expecting integrity from Boehner or McConnell.  Or most any of the other career politicians in either party.  Which demonstrates that you, Mr. Watson, are either- as noted previously- a friggin' moron, or a damned liar.
I'm voting for moron.

What?  Don't those peasants know Cruz is a despised extremist wacko bird?

Yeah, and Holder never heard of Gunwalker until 'a couple of weeks ago', too.

His Majesty doesn't like the law, so he declares around it.

Stuff to make the Bradys and Laddites cry:
There are now more than 5 million women participating in the shooting sports, an increase of 46.5 percent since 2001. The number of gun owners in America surpassed 100 million a few years ago, according to the NRA. Reportedly, NRA membership now exceeds 5 million. More gun owners means more ammo being shot.

A recent survey by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association that represents firearms manufacturers and related products, found that the primary motive for recent handgun purchases is concealed carry (32 percent), followed by non-competitive shooting (28 percent) and then home defense (24 percent). Two thirds of handgun owners said they are likely to purchase another handgun within the next year. Also, 30 percent of single handgun owners purchased their first and only handgun within the past year.
As the number of gun owners in America has been growing gun stores have been expanding, adding indoor ranges and new training programs. These new consumers are buying more ammo.
Randy Potter, Gat Guns’ store manager, says, “Ten years ago we had two women working behind the counter. We now have nine. We have women-only classes taught by a lady who is an International Practical Shooting Confederation shooter. We’ve also opened up our aisles, added more lights, put in granite counter tops and more. We’re catering more and more to suburban moms and dads. We now rent 160 firearm types and have instructors available for anyone who needs them.

“Over the last few decades our consumers have changed and we’ve changed with them,” says Potter. “I just sold an AR-15 to a guy who has hunted all his life but now wants a rifle for home defense. We used to get mostly hunters. Now we also get a lot of women and young men who want to shoot recreationally and to defend themselves.”
You can almost hear the outraged tears hitting the floor.

On a personal side, this post started last night; I'm not typing real well right now.  Followup with regular doc later today.  Details later on, let's just say I'm reminded of why I say I'm allergic to pain.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

After a personal reacquaintance with gravity I expected

typing to be right out; but it's not as bad as expected, so I'm going to throw a few things up:
'Let people carry, or let the TSA start feeling everyone up before they enter the mall(and the latter won't work).'

More special privileges for special people.

"But the death panels are a GOOD thing; they make the decisions you're not competent to!"

'The website troubles are just the beginning!'
Anybody surprised?

Obama’s fingerprints all over IRS Tea Party scandal
Again, is anybody actually surprised?

And that's all, folks.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Free ice cream dispenser broken:

So some new Experiment data points for examination

Help ATF smuggle guns and grenades to Mexico, no problem;

buy a gun for someone who can legally own a gun, they lose their shit.   Because you're a threat or something.

Obama picks someone with a nice socialist background- who's raised Obama lots of money- for the new Big Sister at DHS.

Some more on the corrupt Sen. Mitch McConnell(Dirtbag-KY):
In late September, Mitch McConnell used his lofty position in the Republican minority to stand against Senate conservatives like Ted Cruz and fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. He made and underhanded effort to block a House bill which would fund the government and raise the debt ceiling in exchange for defunding ObamaCare. Knowing that the Senate would not have the 60 votes necessary to amend the House bill to fund ObamaCare, he and fellow collaborators voted in favor of a cloture vote which would allow Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to amend the bill with an easily attainable straight majority vote. Then, having cleared the Senate Democrats' path to funding ObamaCare, he cast a show vote against the amended spending bill, which included the funding of ObamaCare, hoping it would absolve him of any blame.

"Making guns requires a HUGE technical base, so if we ban and then confiscate, nobody will have them!"  Etc.

So an African-American writer pens a blog on how it used to be okay to criticize the president without fear of being called a racist. Naturally, the Huffington Post calls me a racist for posting it.
This is a model of how it takes so little for a false accusation of racism to travel half-way around the world, or in the case of the Tea Party, all the way around the world before the truth comes out.
Of course, by the time the truth comes out, the world has moved on, and the lie remains.

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are so good at folding Obama should hire them as White House valets.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mr. Hippie, did you fry your brain with recreational pharmaceuticals? Updated

I just got this in comments:
This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact.

Either that, or you're just plain damn stupid.
The chief explained how about four years ago right after the grand opening of the Co-Op an officer was confronted about having a gun in the store when he stopped to buy a bottle of water. The officer pointed out he was an on-duty uniformed policemen so their “no weapons” policy sign did not apply to him. The next day a new sign was posted. It stated no Police with out a warrant allowed in the store. The sign detailed how any entry by a police officer would be a violation of the 4th amendment. The chief advised his officers to abide by the sign.

Fast-forward to today. The store calls for an officer when they catch a shoplifter. The manager meets the responding officer at the main entrance. The manager tells the officer he can only enter the store if he disarms himself, all weapons. The manager tells the officer he will need to leave his full duty belt in the squad car, no nightstick, no pepper spray, no TASER, no weapons period.

The officer explained that was a major officer safety issue and also a violation of policy. The officer offered to put on his raincoat to cover the weapons so people in the store would not see them. He also offered to have the manager walk the shoplifter out side and he would take custody of the shoplifter in the parking lot. None of these options were acceptable to the manager so the officer left
Personally, I'm going with plain damn stupid.

Next time some Evil Party clown demands you 'stop using divisive language!',

tell him to fold Obama, Reid, Chris Matthews and Steve Cohen to eight corners and shove them up his ass.
...we take an oath to support the country against all enemies foreign and domestic, and these are the domestic enemies.
Yep.  You remind the House that they have actual Constitutional authority in the spending mess, you refuse to surrender to what Obama and Reed demand, you're a domestic enemy.

Guess what, Cohen?  You're one more hypocritical little bastard politician, and you can kiss my ass.

In the People's Republic of New York,
“John Doe, an upstanding professional with no outstanding criminal convictions and no history of violent action received a letter from the Pistol Permit Department informing him that his license was immediately revoked upon information that he was seeing a therapist for anxiety and had been prescribed an anxiety drug. He was never suicidal, never violent, and has no criminal history. The New York State Department of Health is apparently conducting a search of medical records to determine who is being treated for anxiety drugs and using this as a basis for handgun license revocation.
James Tresmond Esq confirmed in our conversation that the above mentioned case is occurring in Erie County NY, it is his client that has been effected, and as yet unknown sources have seen fit to take it upon themselves to share confidential medical records with NY State Officials without authorization, a massive HIPPA violation.
It seems these supposedly confidential records are then compared against a list of known NY pistol license holders and letters are sent out demanding their Pistol Owner ID Cards be surrendered, as well as any firearms and accessories.
So when does someone in that wonderful major media grab Howler Cuomo and ask when the investigations were started into these violations of HIPPA law?
Yeah, I know, but the question has to be asked.  Preferably of said journalists: "So why DON'T you care about these horrible violations of law?" until someone who actually wants to be a reporter actually demands answers from Cuomo(yeah, like that will happen).

At this point I'm with Denny: you want welfare?  You become unable to have kids.  I'm fine with a temporary sterilization of some kind, but NO KIDS.
Adams blames social services for failing to help her. Social service agencies, however, claim that they were trying to help, and paid for rent, utilities, and even furniture. In addition, Adams admits, community members have been helping with food.

“Somebody,” Adams says, “needs to pay for all my children . . . somebody needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay.” And there’s your underclass snapshot: It’s somebody else’s problem.
'Somebody ELSE needs to be held accountable.  Somebody ELSE needs to pay.'  Bullshit. 

Chief Lanier demonstrates once again that she only wants to enforce gun laws against people she doesn't approve of; connected politicians, journalists and anti-gun activists can break them almost at will.

7. “You don’t have any right to carry guns anyway! The Second Amendment is about the National Guard, not personal protection!”
The Bill of Rights was framed shortly after the American Revolution. A “National Guard” in the time of the revolution would have been Tories loyal to King George and duty-bound to crush the American patriots. Do you really think this was what the framers intended to empower and enable?

A poster I'd forgotten I had(amazing what turns up in a cleaning session)