Saturday, February 01, 2014

The weather is going sucky, so it's a good time

to analyze data

Oh, farging joy

Piece on the history of 'gun control'

“The story of the 2nd Amendment and its infringement throughout our history has always had a strong theme of racial oppression,” wrote Katzenberg, along with editor Jonathan Fischer and executive producer Geoff Arrobio, in a joint email interview. “The right to bear arms was denied Native Americans, Blacks, Mexican and Asians.  We didn’t have to design these facts, only present them. Up until the early 1900s gun control was clearly racist. These days, that page of the gun control playbook has turned. Now it's elitism on a global scale.”
Covered-over by the "We are doing it to save you, to protect you!" bullshit.

From the gentleman at RNS on the attempts to push minimum wage WAY up:
While not every single one of them realize it, most of these guys know that so long as they stick with the program and keep their shit straight, they can finish the course and walk into $18-20 an hour jobs within a month of getting their degree (unlike the guy spending 4 years and $60k at the University of Washington).

They also know that this is likely one of the hardest things they’ll ever have to do. Not only do they have to learn a skill that requires pro-gamer level hand-eye coordination, the degree program also includes coursework involving Trigonometry, Chemistry, Metallurgy and Electrical Theory. Guys like myself are tacking on Fabrication courses which involve wickedly strange geometric formulas and Auto-CAD. All in 15 months. Some of these guys never finished high school and are working their asses off trying to keep up AND hold down at least part-time jobs.

There is no way any of them are going to let some hare-brained socialist hand $15 an hour to someone who slings coffee in the daytime for their inspiration to write shitty poetry at night. If there is going to be a “Second Industrial Revolution” in the US, as the signs are pointing towards, there will likely also be a “fiscal conservative revival” following it up closely.

Reason #371 to get rid of the EPA:
“To tell people that science and technology improvements will allow us to take action moving forward that meets the needs of this president as he has charged EPA,...

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tab clearing Fracking link fixed

Former TSA agent says the agency is full of crap, waste and general disgusting.

People find out just what Obamacare is doing to their insurance costs; for some reason it does not delight them.

Anti-fracking study turns out to be full of crap; surprise!

"How dare you adopt black kids!  That just PROVES what a racist you are!"

Nothing like making jokes about Congress using a wounded vet.

MSNBC makes one of their usual bigoted 'jokes', get called on it, insist "We have high standards!  We're fair and balanced!"

Start with making cops and prosecutors PERSONALLY responsible for damages if they knowingly put an innocent in prison.  If they know it'll happen before they do it, it'll probably make a world of difference.

A serious takedown of the 'Starship Troopers is fascist!  Heinlein was fascist!' bullshit.

"Why aren't more people willing to go into debt to get a degree from us?  We don't understand!"

Well, this will probably be the last you ever hear about Adam Lanza from the mainstream media.

Remember this next time someone refers to 'Superstorm Sandy':
Luckily, New York City is prepared for pretty much anything. And when we say prepared, we mean they know precisely how screwed they're going to be.

At the moment, I got nothin'

Off to take care of some things, maybe inspiration will strike later.  Or something piss me off. 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Then John J. Donohue shouldn't be allowed a internet connection and a pc

without .gov approval; after all, the founders never knew how powerful and wide-ranging and dangerous that kind of freedom to speak and research would become.

And it's unneeded as a check on government; after all, the idea of the .gov trying to quash unapproved speech is silly, right?  Selective prosecution is a ridiculous thing that won't happen, right?  A President overstepping legal bounds, laughable, right?

Screw you, Donohue; you're one more big-government asshole  who doesn't like the commoners having arms at all, especially those you don't approve of, and you can kiss my ass.

Paul Krugman is a lying bastard.  We already knew that, but having him illustrate it this way is still helpful.

Up in Canada, "I voted for the registry, but since it's such a failure I'm now against it.  For now."  Take note of this:
"There is no concept, no idea that gun ownership is ever going to be under attack for law-abiding hunters and farmers across this country. But we need to keep the cities safe. And I don't see that that's an unsolvable solution," Trudeau said.
Bullshit, you lying bastard.  This WAS an attack, just like some other things your father's party pushed.  You know it, everybody does, yet you openly lie about it like this?

Found at WeaponsMan, in a post about the civil disobedience in CT.
This is partly because the state stopped taking registrations. Malloy’s would-be Heydrich, Michael Lawlor, Vizeregierungsrat für Gegner-Erforschung und -Bekämpfunger, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice and Policy Planning, who looks forward to hunting down these Enemies of the State, told the Hartford Courant: ”We said, well, it’s too late,” with a villainous cackle. (OK, we’re making the cackle up. But it’s not much of a stretch). Those whose late registrations were not processed were entered onto a list by Lawlor’s henchmen, and must destroy, remove or surrender the weapons they tried to register, or — and this is the part that has Lawlor excited — fear the knock in the night.
But the great majority made no attempt at all to register (which is, by the way, exactly what happened in Canada with the ill-fated, nearly $3 billion (US) long gun registry, to the point where Malloy’s Canuck clone is backing off gun control, although the article notes he voted for the registry he now disparages). Mohandas Ghandi called it Passive Resistance. Glenn Reynolds calls it Irish Democracy (explanation here).

Guess The Party:
Inmate lawmaker Rep. Carlos Henriquez is 
doing his Beacon Hill business from his Billerica jail cell, thumbing through bills and budget proposals, and speaking to staff by phone “at least once a day,” 
according to the disgraced Dorchester Democrat’s legislative aide.

“We’ve been in regular contact with him, and at this point he’s concerned with the issues of the district,” aide Jessica DaSilva told the Herald.
Henriquez is serving a six-month sentence there after a jury convicted him Jan. 15 for the July 2012 
assault and battery of a woman he was dating.

“There are elements of Congress today that I do not like. I abhor the extremism of the tea party Republicans. I am embarrassed that the greatest legislative body in the world too often operates in a partisan intellectual vacuum, denying science, refusing to listen to experts, and ignoring facts,” he said.
Coming from one of the most partisan leftist hacks around, who pushed Globular Warmening despite evidence to the contrary because it offered such chances for control of people.

Note that this parasite has been there for FORTY YEARS...

Washington Post readers exposed to racist roots of gun control

and armed free blacks history; some of them loose their minds.

In (formerly Great)Britain, an old war bringback leads to "Here's how we treat commoners with unapproved arms" demonstration.

And if you think they put on this show instead of knocking on the door and "Sir, we have a search warrant" for any other reason, well, you're wrong.

To socialists and general idiot 'liberals' liking bacon = NAZI!!!
Wonder if it ever occurs to these clowns that they're calling people "NATIONAL SOCIALISTS!!" ?

Nice to have somebody actually demanding answers from Holder.
Now if they'll just back it up with jail time for lying to Congress...

Oh, of COURSE the words you wrote were 'taken out of context', since they show a sympathy to child rape.

And of COURSE the enviroweenies defend you; you say the right words about their cause.  Much like 'feminists' excused Swimmer Kennedy and Chris Dodd making waitress sandwiches because they voted the right way on abortion.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Does make you wonder how much panic there is in Connecticut

when they consider the possible consequences of this...
And when the President, deputy Attorney General, and, by extension, the Attorney General have all stated that they are going to ignore existing federal laws, how can you be surprised at news articles like this:  Connecticut recently registered 50,000 “assault weapons” and 40,000 “large capacity magazines”.  Ignore, for a second, the complete and utter stupidity of the arbitrarily-defined concept of “assault weapons”, ignore that the magazines being banned are, in fact and truth, normal-capacity magazines in the overwhelming number of cases, and ignore that registration of firearms never ends well for their owners; instead, just pay attention to the numbers.  By all definitions I am aware of (including Connecticut’s), an “assault weapon” involves a removable magazine.  Do the morons in Hartford really believe that 10,000 “assault weapon” owners somehow do not have magazines for their firearms?  And that the remaining 40,000 “assault weapon” owners only have one, single, solitary magazine for them?  And this is all without considering the “large capacity magazines” that are made for handguns…

Are Connecticut politicians that stupid?  Well, they are politicians, I suppose.

Apparently the last speculative accounting of “high capacity magazines” and “assault weapons” in the state of Connecticut numbered them in the “tens of millions” and somewhere around 400,000, respectively.  To describe what is going on in the now-atrociously-mis-nicknamed “Constitution State” as “massive” civil disobedience would be something of a massive understatement.

Great, Obama opened his yap on guns again

That means another six weeks of no .22 on the shelves.

Daughter found a cough formula

and gave me a jar; it really does help.  Mix here.  She made one change: added some brandy(she had that, whiskey would work as well) to thin it a bit, and because booze. 

Take a spoonful and swallow it a little at a time.  May take a few minutes, but does seem to soothe the throat and ease the coughing.

Yes, the 'leadership' of the Stupid Party wants to betray the country


And they're real unhappy a bunch of people won't go along with it.  Boehner, Cantor, McConnell... screw 'em all. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Why five months in jail? Because the judge is an incompetent fool,

that's why.

Take that robe away from him.  Immediately.

No, I did not watch the speech or aftermath, I really can't afford to replace the tv right now.  I did find this later:
I’ll repeat something I said in an email today, and then on Twitter.

George W. Bush inspired the creation of drunkblogging, but Obama made it hurt

In the pursuit of PC At Any Cost, the PuffHost lies its ass off about Mohammed.

'Slightly' haunted house for sale.

I wonder if I could put in an order for one of each...

Katy Perry: one more celebritute

who hires people to carry guns and protect her precious ass, but commoners not able to afford that should be disarmed.  Because she cares. 

Jennifer has a response to that.

The Mexican .gov thinks it has a solution to the vigilante groups:

The government said it had reached an agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian groups into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps.
"We'll make them part of the .gov, that'll fix the problem!"

Couple of problems: leaders of some of the groups gathered Monday to discuss the agreement, but it was not yet clear for them what it would imply.  Translation: "You bastards sent the Army after us, and they killed some of us, and now you want us to sign on?  Where are the catches in this?"   Also
Vigilante leaders will have to submit a list of their members to the Defense Department, and the army will apparently oversee the groups, which the government said "will be temporary." They will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they register them with the army.
Two BIG catches there: will they trust the Army not to use the lists to arrest people, or hand the list over to the cartel?  And why would they trust the Army not to us the registration list to come after them later("You people aren't allowed guns like that, so hand it over or else!")?

Some tab clearing:
Up in Washington state, "We don't care if you use a real address, going after gun nuts is IMPORTANT!"

What was really behind pushing for everyone to go to college?

The NYEffingTimes is a partisan rag(big surprise to hear, right?)

Let's see, violations of federal law, violations of ethics, stonewalling Congress... at this point the question is 'Why WOULD anyone trust the IRS?  About anything?'

Hey, did you know that it's legal to tax a constitutional right and that making a requirement to report the name, address and firearm info to the authorities isn't 'really' registration?

'Climate change vs. free speech'

Why we don't trust 'Children At Risk!' studies:

Yes, you read that bolded text correctly. The study dramatically inflates its count of “children” by including adults aged 18-19, and includes attacks (“assaults”) by criminal youths involved in drug-dealing, turf wars between gangs, drive-by shootings, home invasions, armed robbery etc., not just poor eight-year-old Timmy or five-year-old Sally finding an unsecured firearm (unsecured firearms are themselves quite troubling and preventable, but an entirely separate issue).

There is a lot of chatter amongst conservative "2nd Amendment cops" and military folks about how they will not obey the orders when the grand pronouncement is made to take guns. It will be a cop sit out. What will really happen is quite different. Your Republican cop or military buddy will gladly and patriotically take your guns.
Disturbing, for far too many exactly right.

Politicized science, one of the early results:
Its supporters included Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Winston Churchill. It was approved by Supreme Court justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis, who ruled in its favor. The famous names who supported it included Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone; activist Margaret Sanger; botanist Luther Burbank; Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University; the novelist H. G. Wells; the playwright George Bernard Shaw; and hundreds of others. Nobel Prize winners gave support. Research was backed by the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations. The Cold Springs Harbor Institute was built to carry out this research, but important work was also done at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and Johns Hopkins. Legislation to address the crisis was passed in states from New York to California.

These efforts had the support of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the National Research Council. It was said that if Jesus were alive, he would have supported this effort.

All in all, the research, legislation and molding of public opinion surrounding the theory went on for almost half a century. Those who opposed the theory were shouted down and called reactionary, blind to reality, or just plain ignorant. But in hindsight, what is surprising is that so few people objected.
What was this wonderful thing?  Eugenics.

It's possible I'm judging McChristal too harshly,

but after the last few years I mistrust and despise most of these politicians in uniform as much as I do people like Schumer and Pelosi and McConnell.
Bernard's criticism is aimed at new rules of engagement imposed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the senior American commander in Afghanistan, five weeks before Joshua Bernard was killed. They limit the use of airstrikes and require troops to break off combat when civilians are present, even if it means letting the enemy escape. They also call for greater cooperation with the Afghan National Army.

Under those rules, John Bernard said, Marines and soldiers are being denied artillery and air support for fear of killing civilians, and the Taliban is using that to its tactical advantage. In a letter to his congressman and Maine's U.S. senators, Bernard condemned "the insanity of the current situation and the suicidal position this administration has placed these warriors in."
More casualties in Obamas' time as President than in eight years under Bush; and Bush went along with a lot of idiot restrictions, too.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, raised Bernard's concerns to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an Armed Services Committee meeting last month.

"Getting this right in the long run will actually result in fewer casualties," Mullen said, according to a transcript of the hearing. "That doesn't mean risk isn't up higher now, given the challenges we have and the direction that McChrystal has laid out."
Ah yes: "We're supposed to be leaving, but these rules might make things better somewhere down the road.  So a bunch of grunts getting killed and crippled is the price they have to pay for our theory.  Which you'll notice WE'RE not out there testing."

Monday, January 27, 2014

'Women who stay home and raise kids are contemptible.'

If women can do anything, why are we still content with applauding them for doing nothing?
Gee, I never thought of taking care of a house and raising kids and all the associated stuff as 'nothing'.  But I don't have a proper degree from a liberal-approved university, so obviously my outlook is unenlightened.

You want to know why a lot more women don't call themselves feminists?  Idiocy like this: "If you don't have a career- of the type I approve of- then you're a waste."  Why would anyone want to associate themselves with stupidity and bigotry and family-hatred like this?

Isn't this just wonderful?
The Chinese professional at dinner last night did not seem so much worried about a military conflict as convinced that one was inevitable. And not because of any strategic value of the islands themselves (they're basically worthless), but because China and Japan increasingly hate each other.
China is still pissed about WWII, and the Japanese PM visiting the Yasukuni Shrine REALLY set them off.  Read it all; if the Chinese guy is representative of the view in the PRC, this is really not good.

Who's actually committing the murders? A very small number

of people with particular connections.
No, our new focus isn’t on neighborhoods like Alton Park or East Chattanooga but instead on “hot” places” and “hot” people. In an article entitled, “The Story Behind the Nation’s Falling Body Count,” Kennedy writes, “Research on hot spots shows violence to be concentrated in ‘micro’ places, rather than ‘dangerous neighborhoods,’ as the popular idea goes. Blocks, corners, and buildings representing just five or six percent of an entire city will drive half of its serious crime.”

The same is true about people. “We now know that homicide and gun violence are overwhelmingly concentrated among serious offenders operating in groups: gangs, drug crews, and the like representing under half of one percent of a city's population who commit half to three-quarters of all murders.”
Kennedy writes, “We also know some reliable predictors of risk: individuals who have a history of violence or a close connection with prior victims are far more likely to be involved in violence themselves. Hot groups and people are so hot that when their offending is statistically abstracted, their neighborhoods cease to be dangerous. Their communities aren't dangerous; (these criminals) are.”
What've we been saying for years?  'Stop worrying about objects and worry about the people who commit the crimes.'  Which seems to cover it nicely.  Will the hoplophobes and bigots listen?  Mostly no.

I have to note that his praise for McCarthy in Chicago is troublesome; Second City Cop has some good illustrations as to why.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Certainly you can find a cheap policy on Obamacare, even if we have to rob other people

to give you a subsidy! But the deductibles  will eat you alive."
The administration insists most uninsured young people will be able to buy plans for less than $50 per month. Sounds great, right? The GAO offered statistics that show the catch. A non-smoking woman, age 30, buying the plan with the lowest possible premium in the state of Virginia would pay $564 per year, or $47 per month. Affordable! . . . Until you realize the deductible is $7,500. That’s how much she has to pay out of pocket before her insurance pays anything. Maybe in a terrible year, full of ailments, she’ll hit it in autumn.

And that’s a bargain compared to some other states. In Vermont, a 30-year-old non-smoking woman can find a plan with a monthly premium of just $56 per month! Except that the deductible is $100,000, according to the GAO report. Sure, you can get a plan with a $3,500 deductible . . . for $292 per month.
UPDATE: People seem to enjoy this. In Oregon, land of the music-video promotional campaign . . . that 30-year-old, non-smoking woman can get an insurance plan with a premium of just $52 per month! Of course, the deductible is $10,000. In Washington, D.C., it’s $53.50 for a plan with the same $10,000 deductible. In Maryland, she can pay $65 per month for that deductible. In Illinois, $68 per month. In Connecticut, $99 per month.

In Maine, that same woman can pay $127 per month to enjoy a $12,000 deductible!

In Minnesota, that same woman can pay a monthly premium of just $56.92 with a $15,000 deductible. What a bargain!

Is there a bigger douche in the media than Piers Morgan?

He comes to our country, hates the 2nd Amendment, hates the 1st(on which his livelihood depends), and didn't the bastard say he'd go back to Britain if we didn't change our gun laws to suit him?

A: Martin O'Malley is a standard-issue control-freak politician

who wants to run every facet of life; banning guns is just a symptom of that.
B: I think I'll have to start calling it the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland; it's getting closer to North Korea, so it should be named appropriately.
Gov. Martin O’Malley gleefully signed into law Thursday a foolish gun-control measure that arbitrarily bans certain make and model firearms. There seems no rhyme or reason to the list, other than he picked guns that either sound or look scary. 

Broadly, any rifle that has two of three characteristics - folding stock, grenade launcher or flash suppressor — is considered an “assault weapon” and now illegal in Maryland. The statute also makes specific pistols, rifles and, shotguns — “or a copy regardless of the producer or manufacturer” — banned in the “Free State.”
This isn't going to do a damn thing for crime control or public safety, which he will then use as an excuse for MORE laws.  Because

Michael Lemay, a Durham County sheriff’s deputy, you're a fool and a dirtbag.
Lemay recommended that people think about buying a camera system to secure their home, instead of a handgun.

“Nobody got hurt with a camera system at home,” Lemay said. “If you have a gun, there’s a possibility we may be taking you to court one day.”
Yes, that camera system might be invaluable when someone kicks in the door and attacks you; it'll provide Lemay evidence to use against your murderer!  Of course, you're DEAD, so it won't have 'secured' you very well.

And Lemay, you asshole, you have to be ALIVE to be 'taken to court'.
Talk about a loaded meeting: "Don't have a gun, get rid of your gun" is their big thing.  "For the children and suicidal."  Was nice that someone wasn't prevented from talking about Eddie Eagle, at least.

Proper response to bank: "You want me to PROVE why I should be allowed to withdraw MY MONEY?  I'll be changing banks as soon as possible, because it's none of your damned business what I do with my money."

A self-propelled gun with a 60-foot barrel firing 16.5" shells... even for the Soviets that was freakin' insane.

Once again, Stephen Hawking throws a weasel into the henhouse of physics.

Some of those inconvenient facts about the Democrat Party that they don't like to have brought up.

The Obama State Department: screw up and get people killed, we'll just shuffle you somewhere else.