Saturday, December 07, 2013

Lee powder measure test

It being too damn cold to go out and do anything, I finally got around to the further testing of the Lee Perfect Powder Measure.

I have a Hornady measure I've been using for years, and it's not worn out.  Reason I got this to try is I'm tired of measuring each charge with stick powders like IMR4895 or 4064 or 3031 or whatever, and you cannot trust the Hornady to consistently and accurately throw those powders: you'll get a few dead-on, then it'll throw one or two either high or low, or one of each.  The rotating drum catches grains and cuts them at times, too.

Same thing on the Dillon measure on my RL450: it's a sliding bar instead of a rotating drum, but it does the same damn thing.  So does about every other measure I've heard of.

A couple of weeks ago Dad came up for a fun show and one of my favorite reloading-supplies guys was there and had these.  Dad mentioned he'd bought one to replace his old(very old) Lyman measure.  I looked it over and asked the owner if he'd heard anything about how they worked with sticks.  He hadn't, but Dad  told me he'd been using his with IMR3031 with good results.  The price on these is quite good, so I got it.

Here it is.  Uses three screws to mount the plastic housing to the steel base.

It uses a cylinder with a piston to do the measuring; unscrew the knurled locking ring, screw the piston in to reduce the volume available, out to increase, tighten the ring to lock.  It's marked with a scale
and the instructions come with a formula to use to convert the scale(cc) to grains, the formula varying by the powder.  If you use it I'd consider that a way to get it close and then use a scale to zero it in, I'm far more comfortable with that than trusting the calculation.

I used it to load some ammo a few days ago, checking all the charges on a scale, and it worked pretty well.  Today I dumped in some IMR4895, checked the weight it was set for(33.0 grains if it matters), and started throwing charges and recording the weights, using my Midway electronic scale to do the weighing.  I'd raise the lever, pause a moment to let the chamber fill, then lower to dump the powder. 

Out of 50 throws, 48 were within 0.1 grain of the set 33.0, and two were 0.3 low.

If you break the 'within 0.1' down,   it was    33.0    32.9
                                                                      33        15

No, it's not perfect; this is FAR more consistent result than I've had out of any other measure with this powder.  And out of a total of 70-75 throws* I felt it bind on a grain of powder once, which is- again- FAR better than with others.  And that throw was exactly 33.0  Lee says it uses an elastomer wiper to close off the chamber from the hopper, definitely smooth operation.

One other nice thing about this: rotate the hopper to the right about a quarter-turn and you can lift the hopper off

to dump the powder back in the bottle.  There will be some in the housing, so be sure to throw the lever a few times to get it all out.

I'm going to do more testing with it, because I'm paranoid about the idea of over/undercharges, have to say it looks good so far.

*A few to settle things in, and the rest because I screwed up my notes and had to re-do two sets of ten.

Cocaine and tobacco in ancient Egypt?

Looks like people got around a lot more than previously thought.

Found this on the subject; looks like there's some real interesting stuff still floating around out there to learn about.

You know, if someone ever invents a way to go back/look back in time, there's going to be a lot of people from paleontologists to historians committing seppuku on finding out they were wrong.

Puffington Host has a piece with a bunch of during/after photos of Pearl Harbor.  And the first comment that showed when I looked was Pearl Harbor was a military target. Hiroshima and Nagazaky were no.  First, you might try watching your spelling, dumbass. Second,
At the time of its bombing, Hiroshima was a city of both industrial and military significance. A number of military units were located nearby, the most important of which was the headquarters of Field Marshal Shunroku Hata's Second General Army, which commanded the defense of all of southern Japan,[80] and was located in the Hiroshima Castle.
Hiroshima was a minor supply and logistics base for the Japanese military, but it also had large stockpiles of military supplies.[84] The city was a communications center, a key port for shipping and an assembly area for troops.
The city of Nagasaki had been one of the largest seaports in southern Japan, and was of great wartime importance because of its wide-ranging industrial activity, including the production of ordnance, ships, military equipment, and other war materials.
That is known as 'being significant military targets'.

Chances of this actually happening: less than zero.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress.

"Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it," the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill

From where Great Britain used to be: "Inform on your friends and neighbors, comrade!  Is for good of State!  And we'll pay you!"

It's damn cold outside.  I think I'll stay in and try to finish the trying-out on that powder measure.

Dec. 7, 1941

And there are still assholes lecturing that it's our fault the Japanese attacked.

Why don't we see you as Officer Friendly anymore? #672

Because you're a dick.  And have no business wearing a badge from the sound of it.
“I said, ‘I have no idea who you’re talking about I’ve never heard of these people before,’” he said.

To prove it, he said police asked to search his house, Crinnian refused multiple times.  He said they needed a warrant.

Then he said one police officer started threatening him saying, “If we have to get a warrant, we’re going to come back when you’re not expecting it, we’re going to park in front of your house, where all your neighbors can see, we’re gonna bust in your door with a battering ram, we’re gonna shoot and kill your dogs, who are my family, and then we’re going to ransack your house looking for these people.”

Kansas City, MO, you need to clean out your department.  And retrain the ones who aren't friggin' assholes who don't care about that Constitution they swore to uphold.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Cold and tired; just the circumstances calling for data to examine

This time of year, I'm especially fond of the beach and lake datapoints

"How did you find the bodies?"

"We walked around at night until we saw the glow."
I know, but it sounds good.

An opinion of (Mastur)Bateman*:
Does Bateman know what he is proposing for the armed forces and police of America in the coming years under such a protocol?  Of course he does.  And the irony is that he claims to loath violence.  Does Bateman know that it would take a violation of Posse Comitatus to even try to pull something like this off, breaking the law of the land?  Of course he does.  And does he know that tens or hundreds of thousands of men would perish as a result of his proposals?

Yes.  And thus has Bateman shored up his progressive credentials one more time, and gotten the attention he so desperately wants, all at the same time.  In the future, pay no attention to Mr. Bateman.  He’s a publicity hound and attention seeker, and uses inflammatory and exaggerated rhetoric to evoke responses.  The internet calls this a “troll.”  It’s just that he’s a troll with credentials – and he’s an expert on everything.  If you don’t believe it, just ask him.

*as Michael Z. Williamson refers to him

"Lord Governors, the peasants are revolting!"

The revolting currently under discussion is in Connecticut and New Effing York.
According to Hugh McQuaid at CT News Junkie:
As of mid-November, the state had received about 4,100 applications for assault weapon certificates and about 2,900 declarations of large-capacity magazines.
Michael Lawlor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s criminal justice advisor, said that so far fewer people than expected have registered weapons under the new law.
Well, they're looking at what New York Effing City is doing, and thinking "Make it easier for you bastards?  No."
Over the years, officials in New York City and California used registration records to confiscate guns, in violation of their own promises. That's a lesson that firearms owners have taken to heart in this country (and elsewhere), probably permanently dooming the enforceability of such laws.
So a lot of people are doing the quiet standing-up of "I'm not your serf, and I'm not doing it."  I'd imagine there are a lot of very concerned people in .gov offices wondering what the hell they're going to do.

Down in NeffingY, it's bad enough that they're hiding the numbers:
...While Nutmeg State officials publicly lament the slow trickle of registration forms, New York officials refuse to reveal their numbers at all. To keep their secrets, Governor Andrew Cuomo's troopers rely on an odd legal interpretation, with which even the state official who oversees government transparency strongly disagrees. Given the unbroken history of failure demonstrated by firearms registration schemes, and the organized campaign of resistance in that state, that's almost certainly because New Yorkers are defying the law.
Well...Let's take a wild guess at why the state might be reluctant to release registration numbers. New York gun owners vowed to defy Governor Andrew Cuomo's pet law. Many county sheriffs in the state say they won't enforce it. Some county governments not only call for the law's repeal, but refuse to even let their official seals be associated with its implementation.

Could it be that compliance is...less than impressive?

Add to all that the drop Howler Cuomo has taken in the polls over this, and I'd imagine there's even more people wondering 'What the hell are we going to do?'

On the subject of self-defense, pointed to by Tam,
Today we listen, watch, and are entertained not by ourselves or our peers but by people who get paid to do those things: the professionals. I’m sure you can think of other examples from your own experience. Is it any surprise, then, that people delegate their safety to professionals rather than learn why they need to do it themselves?

Translation into plain language: You're either a liar or incompetent; which is it?
A top lawyer at the Internal Revenue Service told congressmen quizzing him over the tea party targeting scandal 'I don't recall' a 'staggering 80 times in fill or partial response to the committees questions', a letter revealed today.

The letter was sent to Chief counsel William Wilkins by two powerful House Republicans who gave him until December 10 to 'amend' his statements.

The stinging letter from House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Darrell Issa and regulatory subcommittee chair Rep. Jim Jordan, read: 'Your memory consistently failed when you were asked about information you shared with the Treasury Department', adding his testimony 'suggests either a deliberate attempt to obfuscate your involvement in this matter or gross incompetence on your part.'
Connections, connections:
Wilkins was one of two IRS lead attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama. Before serving in the administration, he represented the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. That church was run by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's longtime Chicago pastor whose controversial sermons once threatened to derail Obama's White House run.

Thirdpower points out some good things about Bateman:
Yes, I said it.  I appreciate the LTC more than you can imagine. Why?  Because his article is some of the best PR for firearm rights there is.  It's just a few steps below the President calling for more gun control.

When he rambles on about how many guns he wants to ban, the next thing that happens is all the anti-gun groups start reposting his words saying how he's 'reasonable' and how right he is.  Gives plenty of screenshots and quotes for us to use when they later claim to not want to ban guns and we get a giggle out of watching them dance around trying to explain their words.

Going on about how much of an 'authority' he is reduces the effectiveness in future military veterans using their creds to try and ban guns due to his extremist, uneducated and ridiculous assertions.

So thank you LTC Bateman.  You've just sold more guns and NRA memberships than a dozen gun shows

I didn't even know there WAS a hexagon on Saturn; damn, that's some interesting stuff.

I now need to, among other things, clean up the broken butter dish lid I dropped; hasn't been one of my more graceful mornings.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Commenter Keith sent a picture

Kind of spooky, isn't it?

In a talk on Common Core, New York State PTA Education Coordinator Bob Aloise

supported calling Child Protective Services and charging parents with “educational neglect,” if they opt their kids out of curricula or testing.

In other news, parents approved sending Bob Aloise to be used as a training target on the nearest Basic Training bayonet course.

Trying out the new Lee case trimmer

For those not familiar with reloading fired cases, some background:
There are minimum and maximum lengths set for cartridge cases.  And cases tend to stretch when fired.  Depending on cartridge, how heavy or light a load, how tight the chamber is and sometimes the phase of the moon, they stretch a little or a lot.  One too short may not hold the bullet properly, one too long can jam into the chamber and cause problems like high pressure.  So you have to check them and trim them when needed.

Lee recently brought out a new case trimmer setup consisting of a trimmer(standard or deluxe version) and trim dies.  The dies fit into your press and hold the case, the trimmer fits down from the top to do the cutting.  The standard version cuts to length; the deluxe includes a self-adjusting deburring piece that removes burrs from the inside and outside of the case mouth(something you have to do, especially if loading cast bullets).  Dad bought a set and loaned it to me to try out.

Here's the die for .30-06 and the trimmer(which fits all the dies)
 You can see the deburring part sticking down from the trimmer.  Also, that knurled piece on the trimmer shaft is a spacer to be removed for trimming cases shorter than 1.25".

Here's the trimmer inside the die
 and installed on the press

I found seven .30-06 cases that needed trimming and resized them.  You insert one in the case holder and raise the ram.  The case enters the die and, when all the way up, you'll see the trimmer rise a bit.
 It's spring loaded, so you press down and turn the crank
and it trims and deburrs.  Pretty straightforward.

I measured all seven after trimming.  The minimum/maximum for this case is 2.84-2.94"; the five commercial cases were right at 2.88", the two military 2.86"(why the difference, no idea).  That's well within the specs for the case.  And you can adjust the trimmer to cut shorter if need be.  The case mouths were smooth, and nicely chamfered by the deburring part.

Further notes
The cutter comes with a tray that fits on the shellholder to catch chips; I'd suggest using it.
I use a Lyman 'M' die to expand the necks/case mouths on some cartridges so as to load cast bullets*.  Cases that had been expanded this way didn't want to fit all the way into the die, those resized with the standard expander in the resizing die, no problem.
The knob on the cutter was a bit stiff in rotation, might loosen a bit with time or might be able to adjust it.

I'll want to try it out further, but so far looks good.  Trimmed consistently and smoothly.

*With jacketed bullets in rifles, the jacket is tough enough that you just set the bullet in place in the case mouth and the seating die presses it in.  With cast bullets you have to bell the case mouth so that the corner won't shave lead off the bullet.  Handgun die sets come with a die for the purpose, most rifle dies you have to get it separately.

What we're dealing with

Again, consider the profound ignorance and irresponsibility of Thomases having not even read the Second Amendment, and then, after being chided into doing so, presuming to be an instant authority on founding era intent. Then consider this was someone with national reach and access to the highest levels of government and the press, whose opinions were widely amplified by "legitimate media" and exploited by opportunistic office holders.
This is political malpractice on all levels, and outrageously, it’s the norm, and represents the totality of what many Americans are exposed to of the so-called “gun debate.”
“Oops,” indeed.

Bureaucracy in action; and remember that these are the assholes the left wants in total control of health care.

Note: few years back son was home on leave and needed to renew his drivers license.  Except now it was no longer good enough show YOUR ORDERS from the military, etc.; oh no, you need either a birth certificate or passport.  And if it's the passport, you can't use that at the tag agency, you have to go to the freaking DPS main office.

For our own good and safety, of course.

Even for New York Effing City, this is amazing:
Initially Mr. Broadnax was arrested on misdemeanor charges of menacing, drug possession and resisting arrest. But the Manhattan district attorney’s office persuaded a grand jury to charge Mr. Broadnax with assault, a felony carrying a maximum sentence of 25 years. Specifically, the nine-count indictment unsealed on Wednesday said Mr. Broadnax “recklessly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death.”
“The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders,” said an assistant district attorney, Shannon Lucey.
And just how were they injured?  By two NYPD cops who shot at him and missed.  So HE'S guilty of assault...

Speaking of NYPD shooting,
...Overall the NYPD usually requires about 331 rounds to hit 54 targets, of which 14 will be innocent bystanders, 24 will be dogs, and 16 will be people the NYPD was actually aiming at. Statistically, if you aren't a dog, it is slightly more dangerous to be the person the NYPD was shooting at than a bystander (16 people out of 331 shots for intended targets for a 4.8% hit rate vs. 14 people out of 331 shots for bystanders, a 4.2% hit rate.) NYPD has a better success rate for other weapons, and certain factors, like shooting unarmed people in the back, tend to increase hit rates.

In the current "OH GOD IT'S A WINTER STORM!!" mess, here's what we're looking at here:
And it has begun
Security Staff(Sr.) was curled up in a doghouse full of straw saying "Screw running 'round in that."
And within five minutes it was snowing about twice as hard and bigger flakes; going to get interesting.

And we're supposed to trust the dirtbags putting the 'no-fly list' together why?

Bloomberg, MAIG and corruption; they just go together, don't they?

Obvious training problem:

they didn't cover "KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE !)#*& TRIGGER!" well enough.
He can now reflect on this with the knowledge that he's just as professional as that DEA agent.

I'm going to get some outside stuff taken care of before that frozen stuff starts falling, so you'll have to entertain yourselves for a while.

Some other people have responses to Bateman,

including the very succinct If you think that gun ownership is limited to hunting, you have no f*cking reason to be participating in this debate, Bobbie.

From Codrea:
The problem is, his arguments don’t live up to that expectation, and rather quickly fall apart with just a superficial analysis.
I won't excerpt, just go read it.

For some reason I can't get the comments to Bateman's call to trash part of the Constitution he swore to uphold; according to Michael Williamson(in comments at the first link)  
There are an awful lot of field grade Army officers whose pussies leak at the thought of guns. How does that happen?
He’s also taken to denigrating other vets in comments, and making racist and homophobic statements.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

This is interesting: rather than try to shut the militias down,

they want to incorporate and arm them.  Makes me wonder if there was a conversation along the lines of "We can't protect them, and if we tell them to surrender their weapons and stop... well, do you relish the headlines from sending the army in to kill some of them and imprison many others?  For trying to protect their homes, families and neighbors?"

Tula primers

A year or so ago, when components were in very short supply, I had a chance to buy a case(5000) of Tula small pistol primers.  I'd used some before, and they'd worked fine, so I grabbed it.

Either this is from a problematic lot, or I was lucky on the first thousand.  I've had a bunch of failures to fire; most will fire if given a second strike, but some won't.  I'd guess the FTF rate is 5-10 per hundred(didn't keep exact count, I forgot one of the rules)
with the complete failure rate(those that won't fire with a second strike) being about 20%.

Put this in context: out of the God-knows-how-many thousands of rounds I've loaded over the years, I've had one primer of American manufacture fail to fire(CCI); that's from small and large pistol and small and large rifle.  So this rate is abysmal.  The 'fires on a second strike' could be from the cups being really hard, but the 'won't fire at all' is something truly wrong.

They work for practice, but I'd never trust them for hunting or defense ammo.

I have to note that I've also used some large pistol and large rifle(boxer and berdan) Tula primers, not a single failure with them.  Which makes me think this is from a bad manufacturing lot.

It apparently surprises control-freak politicians that people A:

are willing to say 'Screw you', and B: have learned from history:
Connecticut may want to look close to home for even lower compliance figures. In New Jersey, reported The New York Times in 1991, after the legislature passed a law banning “assault weapons,” 947 people registered their rifles as sporting guns for target shooting, 888 rendered them inoperable, and four surrendered them to the police. That’s out of an estimated 100,000 to 300,000 firearms affected by the law.

Over the years, officials in New York City and California used registration records to confiscate guns, in violation of their own promises. That's a lesson that firearms owners have taken to heart in this country (and elsewhere), probably permanently dooming the enforceability of such laws.

From Thomas Sowell:
What do low-income whites in England and ghetto blacks in the United States have in common? It cannot be simply low incomes, because children from other groups in the same low-income brackets outperform whites in England and outperform blacks in America. 

What low-income whites in England and ghetto blacks in the United States have in common is a generations-long indoctrination in victimhood. The political left in both countries has, for more than half a century, maintained a steady and loud drumbeat of claims that the deck is stacked against those at the bottom. 

The American left uses race and the British left uses class, but the British left has been at it longer. In both countries, immigrants who have not been in the country as long have not been so distracted by such ideology into a blind resentment and lashing out at other people. 

In both countries, immigrants enter a supposedly closed society that refuses to let anyone rise -- and they nevertheless rise, while the native-born at the bottom remain at the bottom.

The CSGV once again shows its bigotry:
The company claimed to have spoken to one officer who had practiced on targets he had made from enlargements of photos of his own children.

Admittedly, the comparison between the Oleg Volk photo and the targets sold to "Only Ones" who fear that their humanity might interfere with them killing children, pregnant women and the elderly only goes so far. Volk's photo, after all, was not of an actual target marketed with the intention of making it easier to kill TSA officers--but that's the one that draws CSGV's ire.

And actually, that's not so surprising, either. CSGV, after all, is not really opposed to "gun violence," at least not when committed by agents of the government. What offends CSGV is "gun violence" against would-be tyrants and their enforcers. That's to be expected from a group that not only advocates a "government monopoly on violence," but wants the government to make extensive use of it, as well.

Yeah, I'd really be in a hurry to hand all my personal data over to this bunch of idiots.

But she's Hillary Clinton, so it doesn't matter; she'll get her ass kissed no matter who she screws and how.
(METAPHORICALLY, dammit; the reality would be too much to contemplate)

The Dutchman takes notice of LTC Bateman

and it ain't pretty: full post below for those who can't go to Sipsey:
Reacting to this story, "Hoover police charge woman, 28, with murder in shooting at Iron Bowl party," a current-serving United States Army Lieutenant Colonel has come unglued in the blog pages of Esquire on the subject of firearms confiscation: "It's Time to Talk About Guns and the Supreme Court."
Here is LTC Bateman's proposed program for you and me:
1. The only guns permitted will be the following:
a. Smoothbore or Rifled muzzle-loading blackpowder muskets. No 7-11 in history has ever been held up with one of these.
b. Double-barrel breech-loading shotguns. Hunting with these is valid.
c. Bolt-action rifles with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds. Like I said, hunting is valid. But if you cannot bring down a defenseless deer in under five rounds, then you have no fking reason to be holding a killing tool in the first place.
2. We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers. That is because I am willing to wait until you die, hopefully of natural causes. Guns, except for the three approved categories, cannot be inherited. When you die your weapons must be turned into the local police department, which will then destroy them. (Weapons of historical significance will be de-milled, but may be preserved.)
3. Police departments are no longer allowed to sell or auction weapons used in crimes after the cases have been closed. (That will piss off some cops, since they really need this money. But you know what they need more? Less violence and death. By continuing the process of weapon recirculation, they are only making their jobs -- or the jobs of some other cops -- harder.)
4. We will submit a new tax on ammunition. In the first two years it will be 400 percent of the current retail cost of that type of ammunition. (Exemptions for the ammo used by the approved weapons.) Thereafter it will increase by 20 percent per year.
5. We will initiate a nationwide "buy-back" program, effective immediately, with the payouts coming from the DoD budget. This buy-back program will start purchasing weapons at 200 percent of their face value the first year, 150 percent the second year, 100 percent the third year. Thereafter there will be a 10 year pause, at which point the guns can be sold to the government at 10 percent of their value for the next 50 years.
6. The major gun manufactures of the United States, less those who create weapons for the federal government and the armed forces, will be bought out by the United States of America, for our own damned good.
Now LTC Bateman is a current-serving officer and has taught at Georgetown University, George Mason University, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Here is his Small Wars Journal bio.
Bateman wrote in SWJ in 2010:
I have departed the Office of Net Assessment, OSD, and for the next four years, at least, I will serve the United States by serving with or among other nation's military forces. This means that, among other things, I can write again. I arrived at the NATO Defense College recently. Not exactly a hardship tour, to be sure. I am in Rome, Italy, for six months. At the end of this gig, so I hear, the odds are not bad that I will go downrange for a while, working as a Strategist for somebody. We will see. Following that...the European Rapid Reaction Corps, Lille, France, where I will be one of about six Americans.
Old Winnie once noted, "It is better to jaw jaw than to war war."
Now, leaving aside the absolute fact that Bateman's own "jaw-jaw" will certainly lead to civil "war-war,"  for a military-educated "strategist" Bateman seems woefully ignorant of at least three topics:
1. The Constitution of the United States, especially the history of the Second Amendment.
2. The Law of Unintended Consequences.
3. Fourth Generation Warfare as it may be applied in an American context in the event of just such a tyranny as the LTC proposes.
Bateman also wrote this in SWJ:
Now I am not a big one for the whole "emotional" thingeemabob. In most debates I want footnotes, documentation, and fracking proof for everything. People who know my history know this about me. But there are limits, and Jim's simple statement hit the mark. Sometimes, some very rare times, you don't need proof. You don't need evidence. You need only know how to feel, and be human.
Presumably Bateman is extrapolating not only from his own ignorance but from an evidence-free "feeling" in his reaction to the story he claims to have motivated this citizen-disarmament jeremiad. Somehow, though, I doubt the sincerity of his narrative on this point. I rather suspect that this tax-feeding oath breaker has long been an advocate of a government monopoly of violence and is merely using the Iron Bowl insanity as a convenient excuse springboard to curry favor with a regime that he knows covets citizen disarmament above all things. Perhaps, his Army career having reached a frustrating end-game, he is angling for the new post of Deputy Secretary of Defense in Charge of Citizen Disarmament.
Surely someone so allegedly intelligent would not unintentionally objectify the cause of the tragic murder of one woman by another over the results of a football game making it the fault of the firearm rather than the murderess? Surely it is no accident that he would then conflate that objectification into a call for wholesale citizen disarmament?
No, I rather think that this solicitation of bloody civil war is something Bateman has been pondering for some time and he has decided that the prevailing political winds won't threaten his career or his pension if he licks the arses of the political Mandarins of the same regime that gave us the Fast and Furious scandal.
I would ask Bateman, were he in front of me at the moment, how many millions of his fellow citizens (who he is nominally supposed to protect) is he willing to see dead in order to accomplish his bloody tyranny?
One million? Three? Ten?
At what point in this proposed stack of bodies would Bateman's thirst for the murder-by-government of his fellow citizens be overcome by the reality of his "You don't need evidence - You need only know how to feel, and be human" alleged benevolence?
Batemen is evidently unworried that he will one day be called to account by this egregious violation of the Law of Unintended Consequences -- should he get his way -- for the intellectual support he gives to his proposed American tyranny, this sought-after massacre of you and me, of our families, of all our friends.
I would suggest to the Lieutenant Colonel that he re-evaluate his bloody proposal in the light of  Bill Clinton's rules of engagement for the Serbian political and media elite in 1999 as well as the Chinese caution, "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it."

Thanks to Sean for pointing to this

Woman wrote a piece called Moms can't be dads, too

at that hole called the Good Men Project, and they shitcanned it: The content that formerly appeared here did not reflect The Good Men Project’s views or position and rest assured that we will work to ensure that a mistake like this won’t happen again.

It's available here, and found this in comments:
At the GMP, they added “In my view,” in front of “Sometimes a so-so father can be better than no father” to qualify that statement. And didn’t clear it with me first.
So first they changed things, then they dumped the whole piece.  About what I'd expect from them.

Another Democrat wants to tax you by the mile.  Which will require having a device on your vehicle to keep track of your miles.  And if you think they won't also be getting location and date/time information, you're an idiot.

And the by-the-mile isn't enough for them, either: ... proposed it along with a shorter-term plan to nearly double the gas tax, from 18.4 cents to 33.4 cents per gallon.
Yeah, that'll really give the economy a kick in the head, won't it?

Prize winner: "Don't worry if it'll break your budget, it's for the good of the collective!"
Wonder if this idiot has every had to actually worry about paying bills?  Or if she thinks the .gov should take care of that for her?
Dammit, Popehat says it better:
In any event, on watching the Grand-Prize winning video by Ms. McDonald, I was struck by its message. Don't think of yourself, your family, or the family you'd like to have some day, if you can get out of your parents' house to afford such a thing. Think of the government! Think of the state! Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Don't worry about the price tag! MARRY! REPRODUCE! OBEY!

Because some pigs are more equal and privileged than the peasants they help rule.

AP displays unwillingness to find out what the hell they're writing about(again);  I mean really, guys, '3300 warheads', 'a machine to make missiles and bullets.'?  Really?

MSNBC fires one of the talking heads; apparently saying Sarah Palin should be forced to have someone shit in her mouth stirred up so much trouble even those clowns realized they had to do something.
On that subject,
The Virus had gotten him.
It just doesn’t make any sense. Alec Baldwin, Martin Bashir, and Richard Cohen are liberals. They are the very scientists who discovered the faux-outrage gene in the laboratory and introduced it into the media mainstream. They are the ones who gave us Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas, Media Matters, the MSNBC firing of Pat Buchanan, the targeting of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers over Sandra Fluke, the prosecution of George Zimmerman. They are the ones who created The Virus. And now The Virus has turned back on them.

Which means The Virus now has a life of its own. And liberals are standing directly in its path.

The White House Youth... I was wondering if they'd get to wear spiffy little armbands to show their devotion to the Dear Leader, then somebody beat me to it:
Just spoke to someone in the White House. Apparently #WHYouth was a typo. It’s actually supposed to be #WHJugend

"Comrades!  You must identify yourselves so that your offspring can be properly indoctrinated!  Common Core demands it!"

By the way, whatever farging moron who changed the software so that I can't 'open in new tab' and 'copy' as used to, you suck. 

So a military officer named Bateman doesn't know what 'well-regulated' actually means,

doesn't know that the National Guard is NOT the militia, doesn't seem to understand the Heller decision, and doesn't seem to know- or care- that ALL NINE JUSTICES agreed that the 2nd Amendment speaks of a pre-existing individual right, thinks us disgusting commoners should only be allowed arms that he approves of us having.

And he's willing to kill us if we don't bow down:
2. We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers. That is because I am willing to wait until you die, hopefully of natural causes.
Take careful note of that hopefully; from oathbreaking bastards like this it really means something.

Don't know if it's something on my end or if they closed comments to prevent anyone calling him on this- and other points- but I can't get them to display.

Found thanks to Sean on bookface; I'm hoping he'll go after this on the blog soon.

"The number of gun owners is shrinking! So you gun nuts

need to shut up and go away!"
In your dreams, jackass.
With obligatory Gunny commercial:

Private launch to orbit.  Another step taken.

Few days back the Pope made another 'evil capitalism' statement.  Response here.
Ever notice that crap like this almost always has a reference to 'unfettered capitalism'?  You ever want to say "Please show me where this 'unfettered' thing exists in the civilized world?"

Oh, c'mon, why would The Lightbringer and John Effing Kerry let a US citizen being wrongly imprisoned get in the way of claiming a wonderful deal?

And now if you'll excuse me, I have some shopping to do before the icky weather comes in.  They're currently guesstimating somewhere from 2-6" of sleet & snow, or more or less, around here.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Once told daughter "Castro took an island full of people

not afraid to work, with year-round growing season, surrounded by an ocean full of fish, and made everyone except the Party Faithful hungry; and that takes work."
As does turning a city like Havana into one big slum with a Potemkin Area for tourists.

Speaking of socialist/fascists screwing things up, we have President "The law is what I say it is" Obama planning to buy off some of his industry suckups using other peoples' money.  Again.

On LE being perverted for political reasons, is the EffingBI playing games on the IRS investigation?  Yes.

Is the PROM screwing with gun owners  and potential owners by breaking the law?  Yes.  Do the clowns in charge care about the law?  No.
A previous request by GOAL to Attorney General Martha Coakley for an investigation into the delays has gone unanswered.

When contacted, Coakley’s office asked for questions to be submitted by email. The Washington Free Beacon asked the attorney general for comment on the delays of nearly 1,000 Massachusetts residents’ licenses within the time frame of the state’s law and asked if she planned to investigate the matter.

“We are going to decline to comment,” Coakley’s office said.
Meaning "Go away, peasants, you're troubling me."

This is what islamists consider grounds to commit murder:
Meanwhile, Muslim residents of a village in southern Minya province attacked Christian homes, burning 10 houses and wounding 15 Christians, including a 15 year-old girl thrown from the third floor of a building, according to Ezzat Ibrahim, an activist who monitors minority rights.

Ibrahim said the attack was instigated by rumors of a love affair between a local Christian man and a Muslim woman - a factor that can often spark sectarian clashes.

Back to gunny stuff, I'm trying out a new powder measure; still some work to do, full writeup when done.

What the HELL is wrong with the EffingBI?

You'd think they'd have learned some lessons from having protected Whitey Bulger- and dont' forget Flemmi and Barboza- because 'they were informants'.
Santana Gaona had been in jail less than two months earlier for allegedly raping and beating his estranged wife. He was flagged as an illegal immigrant and scheduled for deportation. Despite a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer” that had been placed on Gaona, requiring him to face a deportation hearing, ICE officials canceled the order and he was released from jail.

At the time, ICE officials told the Dallas Morning News and this reporter that “another law enforcement agency” asked them to remove the detainer.

In 2011, a federal law enforcement officer confirmed to this reporter that Gaona had been an informant for multiple federal agencies, including the FBI, which was responsible for his release. 
Remember the 'raping and beating' in his previous arrest, then read this: The official said Gaona showed no signs of being a violent criminal and there was no reason to believe he would have committed murder.

Benavides, 33, was trying to stop a fight between Gaona and Gaona’s estranged wife when he was shot in front of his 8-year-old son.
And the EffingBI response to this?
The FBI is not talking. FBI spokesman Paul Bresson told TheBlaze that as a matter of longstanding policy, the “FBI does not discuss sources and we wouldn’t comment to any part of this due to possible pending litigation.”
Translation: "Go away, peasants, and stop troubling us.  We don't have to answer to you."

I'm not sure I have words for this

...Last year, during my visit to Washington, in a very important briefing a day before I met U.S. President [Barack Obama], his national security adviser Tom Donilon, and senior White House officials, generals, and intelligence officials, the national security adviser met with me. He told me: “The Taliban are not our enemies and we don’t want to fight them.”...

If this is true, then that bastard Obama has been getting troops killed for window dressing; he has no desire to win, just doesn't have the balls to say "I'm calling off all offensive operations."

It would also explain the idiot ROE getting troops killed and crippled; when you're playing games like this you don't want to actually hurt any of the enemy...

Monday, December 02, 2013

I'm actually working on a post of gunny stuff

instead of bitching about the news, but it's not ready.  So for tonight we have more data points in The Experiment:

Bill Ayers states in print that Barack Obama is a liar;

anyone but True Believers actually surprised?
In promoting his new book, "Public Enemy", Ayers' publisher, Beacon Press, has written a blurb on that says Ayers "finally 'confesses' that he did write 'Dreams From My Father.' "

Anti-gun reasoning: "If they put up a sign I disagree with, I'll just steal it."

"The science on global warming/climate change/AGW is SETTLED!" My ass it is.
Global warming has been blamed for every recent catastrophe including wildfires in America even when they have been started by human activity, Hurricane Sandy, and even for the recent rash of cold spells that have descended upon much of the world.

However, even in the midst of their support for the theory, they appear to have acknowledged there are serious issues with claiming that record cold winters are the result of global warming. In the 1990s, they frequently made calls for governments to take steps to issue regulations to curtail “global warming.” However, they now generally do not use the phrase any longer, instead calling on combating “climate change.”

It is unclear exactly how that is supposed to happen since the very definition itself means that if the weather changes from one day to the next that is climate change.

However, scientists are now beginning to rethink their climate change models and are seriously discussing the possibility the earth is entering into a period of global cooling.

I went to the piece Insty linked, and read a bit; then

I skimmed a bit; then I closed it.  There's a limit to how much feminazi/PC/misandrist bullshit I can take at one time.  Very short version, borrowed from Insty: START A PROGRAM TO HELP MEN’S HEALTH, GET BUSHWHACKED BY ANGRY FEMINISTS: “Movember is divisive, gender normative, [and] racist.” How is it racist? “Movember reinforces the ‘othering’ of ‘foreigners’ by the generally clean-shaven, white majority.”

Borrowed from Ace:
Those who want to "spread the wealth" almost invariably seek to concentrate the power. It happens too often, and in too many different countries around the world, to be a coincidence. Which is more dangerous, inequalities of wealth or concentrations of power?

  -- Thomas Sowell

Seven of the biggest phony hate crimes.  And yeah, that's RWPP chief Sharpton in the background of that picture.

"We've moved the goalposts far enough that we can now say we've fixed the problems."  Also known as 'lying out their ass'.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

From where Great Britain used to be, socialist workers who need to be tarred,

feathered, horsewhipped and thrown out a high window.
Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. 

The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown. 

The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she claims to have made a full recovery.
The council needs to be ridden out of town on a rail.  Straight to the nearest coastline and cast into the sea.

Ever see a Brit show called The Vicar of Dibley?  Sometimes funny, but in places a scary-as-hell look into Big Brother Knows Best.  One episode the village council was deciding who would and who would not be allowed to do some things.  Like remodel their own damned kitchen(no).  It was taken for granted that The Council should have the power to control every such thing, and it really pissed me off.  Well, this is the logical continuance of that attitude: "We can knock you out and steal your baby.  It's for your own good.  Shut up and stop causing problems, serf."

More on the child abusing socialist workers.  Especially foreign children.  Is there a proper PC phrase they use for 'Let's steal the kids from these wogs' ?

And yet more.

"I'm poor, my family is suffering, I need your money to pay for my surgery!"
She's completely full of shit.
What's also infuriating is that Linda -- who is panhandling for $100,000 worth of donations on GoFundMe -- wrote this piece, and the comments and rebuttals to it, while masquerading as a "poor person," but has now decided to clean up the mess by copping to her past as a person from a much different background.

Speaking of socialist assholes, "Of COURSE the Obamaca- ah, ACA website is fixed, because we say it is!  Now stop asking questions."

Another faked 'hate crime'.  Another liberal/socialist liar.
Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned.
But fear not!  The Team must be continued no matter what!
“The outcome of this most recent investigation in no way diminishes our commitment to working toward a more just, diverse, egalitarian and inclusive campus community,” she wrote.
You might try getting rid of your team of "Let's find bias!" zealots; might be amazing the difference that would make.