Saturday, April 12, 2014

Yes, it's late for the research project; having spent most of the morning in the attic

wrapping insulation around air pipes threw me off.  But did I forget?

I did not.

Harry Reid has to be one of the most vile and corrupt bastards

in government.
The Bureau of Land Management, whose Director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.
In 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.

And journalist Marcus Stern with Reuters also reported that Sen. Reid was heavily involved in the deal as well.

“[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert,” he wrote. “Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.”

The CSGV: attempting to censor speakers

because it's hard to lie about what someone says when people hear it first-hand.
Branca also has received invitations to speak at law schools. He and I spoke at Cornell Law School at the invitation of the Cornell Law Second Amendment Club. Branca also has been invited to speak about the Zimmerman case and the law of self defense at Campbell University Law School and U.C. Berkeley Law School.

CSGV apparently feels that Branca’s views on the Zimmerman case should not be heard on law school campuses. CSGV has gone through Branca’s Twitter feed to find tweets CSGV characterizes as celebrating Martin’s death. Accordingly, CSGV has started urging others not to provide Branca “a platform”:
Because students actually hearing and debating things is bad.  When it's a subject CSGV doesn't want them to learn about, except from the CSGV.

"I want a bunch of you commoners(especially white ones) to DIE!

so we can prove to you that The Science Is Settled!"
Part of being a science communicator is hoping a natural disaster kills as many members of the audience as possible, as soon as possible, with as much media exposure as possible. As a communicator myself, I’d like nothing better than for thousands of middle-class white people to die in an extreme weather event—preferably one with global warming’s fingerprints on it—live on cable news. Tomorrow.

The hardest thing about communicating the deadliness of the climate problem is that it isn’t killing anyone. And just between us, let’s be honest: the average member of the public is a bit (how can I put it politely?) of a moron. It’s all well and good for the science to tell us global warming is a bigger threat than Fascism was, but Joe Q. Flyover doesn’t understand science. He wants evidence
Um, because evidence has nothing to do with science?  Beats me.

Such wonderful people are the warmenists, are they not?  Further evidence:
Cognitive scientist C. R. R. Kampen thinks the annihilation of a city of 150,000 people might just provide the teaching moment we need:
You see, consensus is so often only reached after a painful confrontation with evidence.

Knowing this, I hope against knowledge of her expected track that Cyclone Ita will wipe Cairns off the map. Because the sooner the lesson is learnt by early confrontation, the better one more population will be suited to anticipate and mitigate the vast weather and climate (+ related) disasters that lie in the immediate future and to lose all distractions on the way.
(Let me dispel, right up front, a common and perhaps forgivable misinterpretation of this family of argument: no, Dr Kampen doesn’t mean to suggest the destruction of a single city would be sufficient. That’s just a silly strawman. As a scientist himself, Kampen is acutely aware that a single data point, such as the deletion of Cairns, would not even be attributable to man-made global warming with any confidence—let alone would it prove the planet was worse off, taking all metrics into account, under BAU. What we’re talking about here is a possibility which, with luck, would start a conversation on climate action, not end one.)
And that mass disaster would be good, because GLOBULAR WARMENING!!  WE NEED A CONVERSATION!!!
Problem is, they don't want a conversation, they want surrender; "You must do whatever we decide is needed to Fight Globular Warmering, because nothing else will do!"

Looks like Gov. Howler has some worries on his mind

MORE worries.
With the April 15 deadline for gun registration under the SAFE Act fast approaching, estimates indicate over 90 percent of gun owners have yet to comply

Making matters worse for elected officials--and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) in particular--is the fact that many law enforcement officers at various levels have openly stated that they will not enforce SAFE Act requirements.
Imagine that at a press conference: "Governor, how do the State Police feel about being ordered to jail people for this?  Especially since so many sheriffs will not cooperate?  And how many people are you willing to see in prison for this?"

Nice followup: "Has it been considered that if the State Police, and any sheriffs who are willing to enforce SAFE act, raid houses that someone is get going to get killed?"

In January of this year The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported that Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R-Pittsford) suggested that law enforcement is not going to be eager to go after those who refuse to comply: "The rank and file troopers don't want anything to do with it. [And] I don't know of a single sheriff upstate who is going to enforce it."

Nojay continued: "If you don't have the troopers and you don't have the sheriffs, who have you got? You've got Andrew Cuomo pounding on the table in Albany."
Wonder how the brass in the State Police are thinking about this?  There's always some people who'll do anything as long as they have orders to cover their ass; there's also a bunch of guys who A: don't think this is a good idea and B: wonder how they'll do if most of the local population is pissed at them for putting Mr. James and Ms. Jones in jail for not registering the gun they've owned for years.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Chances of BATFEIEIO actually going after these people:

Just about zero.  Same for Holder's DoJ.
Federal Air Marshal Service director Robert Bray is one of several officials being investigated in connection with the scheme, and his retirement is directly related to the investigation, reports

The probe is believed to involve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and stems from whistleblower accusations against FAMS supervisor Danny Poulos. He is accused of using the agency’s license and connection with gun manufacturer Sig Sauer to collect and redistribute discounted or free guns for high-up TSA and FAMS officials’ personal use.

According to documents obtained by Fox, the director and former deputy director “received several firearms from [the supervisor] that included ‘special purchases’ such as long guns and assault rifles.”
The documents also claim the ongoing investigation “is being conducted quietly to keep Congress in the dark on the gross mismanagement and misdeeds that the FAMS senior management staff have perpetrated for several years.”

Homeland Security subcommittee chair Rep. Richard Hudson wrote a letter to TSA head John Pistole Thursday complaining Congress has not been properly notified of the investigation and expressed “grave concern” about the claims of misconduct, reports Fox News.
If he expects an actual answer from "I think flying is a privilege" Pistole...

Pretty good breakdown of the IRS corruption

And yes, a bunch of Democrats were/are right in the middle of it.
...Little noticed in the immediate aftermath of the IRS scandal was a letter sent May 23, 2013, by Carl Levin and (Republican) John McCain to the new acting director of the IRS disguised as an expression of outrage over IRS targeting. Artfully hidden within it was Mr. Levin's acknowledgment that his subcommittee on investigations had for a full year been corresponding and meeting with IRS staff (including Ms. Lerner) to ask "why it was not enforcing the 501(c)(4) statute."

What was said in the course of that year? How much specific information was demanded on conservative groups, and how many demands dispensed on how to handle them? Good questions.

In 2012, both the IRS and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings were targeting the group True the Vote. We now have email showing contact between a Cummings staffer and the IRS over that organization. How much more contact was there? It's one thing to write a public letter calling on a regulator to act. It's another to haul the regulator in front of your committee, or have your staff correspond with or pressure said regulator, with regard to ongoing actions. That's a no-no.

One more entry in the "Only LE can be trusted to carry guns" log.
The latest statement conflicts with the sheriff's department's earlier statement about the incident, which claimed that the other man was not hit. The LASD has not said why it took so long to figure out that its deputies shot two people instead of one. Another deputy told CBS LA that Winkler and the other man "aggressed the deputies."

After shooting the two innocent men, deputies entered the apartment, found the actual suspect and arrested him. All four men involved ended up in the hospital.

In other news, my hummingbird feeder leaks; I'm off to get a new one. 

Why we're winning: it's fun

Hit the outdoor range the other day*, and after I'd been shooting a while a whole group showed up: family, including three people from Germany over visiting(Dad, Mom and daughter).  They set up a bench and started with a Savage .22 Mag rifle.  Reason I caught some of this is it was also a English practice time: the daughter asked something in German and was told "Use English!"

What she said was(right at the start) "It's been so long!" and either Grandpa or Uncle smiled and said "You'll remember it", and she did.  At the time I left Mom and the elders had gone down to the handgun range, and Dad & Daughter were happily shooting targets at 100 with the Savage.

You don't get that at a "I'm scared of guns and the troglodytes who use them!" screaming session.

Added: tried a 7.5x55 load, a 200-grain gas-checked bullet sized .311 over 16.0 of 2400 from the K31; shot a nice, tight group, around 2" at 100 yards.  Only had five(try it before load a bunch), so I'll be loading more of these for further trial.  Velocity was about 1550fps, and it dropped a LOT compared to the 150-grain cast(let alone factory ammo); I'll have to figure out the sight elevation change for this load.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Everyone involved. Sue them for all they have Link fixed

or ever will have.  Especially since the chances of there being any charges prosecuted against the bastards is just about zero.

I'll let you read the whole thing for the full Curtain of Blood effect, but I will borrow two pieces:
Fleming told his attorneys he had paid a bill for phone calls made from his Florida hotel room the night before Rush was killed, and he believed the receipt was in his pocket when police arrested him. But authorities told the defense he had no such receipt, according to Koss.

In the course of the investigation, the Conviction Review Unit found the receipt in police records, time stamped and dated -- solidifying Fleming's claim that he was in Florida at the time of the killing, according to the district attorney's office.

"This is proof of alibi that was basically purposely withheld," Koss said.
And on the 'witness' against him,
 A review unit search of police records years later came up with a timeline. The woman on probation was arrested with another woman on grand larceny charges and brought to the Brooklyn district attorney's office, where she gave a statement. Within the hour, the investigation found, charges against her were dropped.
Let's see, perjury, paying for fake testimony, hiding evidence, knowingly putting an innocent man in prison... fuck suing them, HANGING is too good for the bastards.

No wonder that bastard Cummings wanted the IRS hearings to end;

he didn't want this coming out.
The top Democrat on a House committee tasked with investigating the IRS scandal may have been involved in the targeting of a Texas-based conservative group, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) claimed on Wednesday.

Citing documents obtained last week, Issa suggested Wednesday that Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-Md.) seeming eagerness to end the IRS investigation may be due to the fact that the Maryland congressman’s office in August 2012 communicated with the IRS about True the Vote, a non-profit group dedicated to preventing voter fraud.

I'm calling bullshit on this:
“Our security force, based on limited information, made a high-risk traffic stop and believed that this vehicle was stolen based on the information they received,” said Cassie Barlow, 88th Airbase Wing Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Really?  They 'believed' the vehicle was stolen?  Based on what?  Information from where?

Sounds like they really effed-up, and are trying very hard to come up with an excuse.

Well, look what else is coming out about Gov. Howler's bill:
Under the SAFE Act, the New York Department of Criminal Justice (NYDCJ), the overseer of the database, may declare a person ineligible to own or possess a weapon without any type of judicial process.

Furthermore, the suit argues that if the NYDCJ declares a person ineligible, “such a determination makes the person vulnerable to imminent seizure of all weapons, without a hearing or even an arrest warrant.”

Another reason for anyone successful to leave New Effing York

A change this month in New York's estate tax, which was billed as tax relief for the wealthy, contains a hidden wrinkle that could leave some multimillionaires with a much bigger surprise tax upon their death. Certain estates could even wind up with a tax rate of 164 percent on portions of their estates, according to one tax expert.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Everyone I know, it'd HAVE to be a group buy

Oh, all that ammo...

Also from Mr. Henick,
"They ran really fast up the driveway. They left a shoe behind - it's a Nike Air Jordan. ... They ran really fast, and you can tell something went down."
If they were that scared, it was probably going down their pants.

Brandeis University: PC-at-any-cost idiots, or cowards?

I'm going with a mix of both.
Brandeis University originally invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary degree at its spring commencement, and created a storm of controversy on its campus. It has now withdrawn that offer, and may have created a storm of controversy outside of its campus as well.
Yep; cowards and PC idiots both.

It appears Chicago decided to go the British route on crime numbers:

change them around and lie so the mayor and CoP look better.

And if a bunch of murder victims wind up being ignored?  Well, that's the price they pay for Mayor Rahm and Chief McCarthy.
Given the finding of homicide—and the corroborating evidence at the crime scene—the Chicago Police Department should have counted Groves’s death as a murder. And it did. Until December 18. On that day, the police report indicates, a lieutenant overseeing the Groves case reclassified the homicide investigation as a noncriminal death investigation. In his writeup, he cited the medical examiner’s “inability to determine a cause of death.”

That lieutenant was Denis Walsh—the same cop who had played a crucial role in the alleged cover-up in the 2004 killing of David Koschman, the 21-year-old who died after being punched by a nephew of former mayor Richard M. Daley. Walsh allegedly took the Koschman file home. For years, police officials said that it was lost. After the Sun-Times reported it missing, the file mysteriously reappeared.

But back to Tiara Groves. With the stroke of a computer key, she was airbrushed out of Chicago’s homicide statistics.

Socialist 'progressives' compared to actual liberals;

Socialist crapweasels lose.

"Why does the EPA have a SWAT team?"  Same reason the Dept. of Education does: because they can get away with it, it gives them more power, and because if you don't have one you're not one of the cool kids' groups.
There was a similar incident in California where a SWAT team burst into a man’s house and dragged him handcuffed to the front lawn on orders from the Department of Education to look for evidence his ex-wife had committed financial aid fraud.
A: IF these clowns were actual LE professionals, they'd have said "Hell no!" when told to raid for such a reason.  Bet the clowns refer to themselves as 'operators', too.
B: Every one of them, from the idiot who gave the order to the clowns who carried it out, should have been fired.  But not crap will happen to them.  Same goes for the EPA SWAT team in Alaska.

Speaking of people who should be fired and prosecuted, I present to you the SEC:
Two stories popped up last week that raise serious concerns about the way that the SEC tramples on the Constitution. The first is that in a hearing, SEC boss Mary Jo White was asked why the SEC is so resistant to ECPA reform and what's wrong with getting a warrant, and more or less admitted that it's standard practice for the SEC to not get a warrant, but to rely on loopholes in ECPA to get access to emails. Prior to this, many had assumed that this was just a desire of the SEC, not that they were regularly doing it. But White's answer makes it clear that the SEC views this practice -- which seems like it should be a clear 4th Amendment violations -- as standard operating procedure.
Meanwhile, concerning a separate issue, Mark Cuban and his lawyer published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last week, discussing the SEC's totally bogus case against him for insider trading, which got tossed out by a lawyer. The key issue they discussed is how the SEC had exculpatory evidence that proved Cuban had done no wrong from back in 2004 -- and then did everything possible to avoid turning over that evidence, as is normally required in legal proceedings.

More 'liberal' attacks on unapproved speech:
Another incident of muzzling those without the proper worldview received less attention. Kickstarter, the nation's biggest crowd-funding site,refused to accept a film about convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell unless descriptions of his crimes were removed.

After producers Phelim McAleer and his wife, Ann McElhinney, complained publicly, embarrassed Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler claimed on Twitter that the allegation was false. Strickler released an e-mail accepting the Gosnell film, but failed to mention that it was accepted only after the filmmakers withdrew in frustration. The producers released e-mails from Kickstarter demanding that references to stabbing babies and "similar language" be removed. The "acceptance letter" came March 28, the day after the producers withdrew their proposal.

Superintendent Charles Maranzano of Vernon Schools in New Jersey: I hope the family sues you for everything you have and ever will have.
“We never know what’s percolating in the minds of children,” he told the news station. “And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty.”
The kid was TWIRLING A PENCIL...

Judge, I'll believe you REALLY mean it when you act to have Teesdale disbarred and fired.  Until then, you're just throwing some words at another lawyer.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I shall try to do something about the mess around here.  And then take those pictures I promised.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

"You have to have a fully-equipped modern facility to make guns!"

Except you don't.

Past hits on the subject from Australia, and Brazil, and TaiwanLots more here.

You look through Yee's history,

he's a fair slimeball.  But he voted the right way to make the Democrat Party happy, so he stayed in office.  Over and over.

You'll note that he's suspended from the Senate with pay(can't be too harsh with him, after all).  And I guarantee that if someone finds an excuse for him, the Ds will jump right on it.  And most of the major media has been in the tank so long that not covering this doesn't even take any effort.

I swear, when it comes to raw milk co-ops and home schooling organizations, the government is like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Robocop, but with matters of actual external security it's suddenly the love child of Inspector Clouseau and Colonel Klink.
Well, Tam, there are priorities, y'know; it's just that our overlords don't consider things like actual foreign threats as important to deal with as someone not doing all their paperwork for the various .gov agencies.

One more celebritute pushing a racist group, but it's ok because it's PC racism.
So what exactly do Five Percenters believe?

“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” says Michael Muhammad Knight, an author of two books on the radical group.

“Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior — basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”

In other words, it's the Klan in black robes.  But the robe color makes it a Good Organization or something.

On the current 'The debate is over!' crap,
Today’s clerisy in some ways resembles the clerical First Estate in pre-revolutionary France, which, in the words of the historian Georges Lefebvre, “possessed a control over thought in the interests of the Church and king.” With today’s clerisy, notes essayist Joseph Bottum, “social and political ideas [are] elevated to the status of strange divinities ... born of the ancient religious hunger to perceive more in the world than just the give and take of ordinary human beings, but adapted to an age that piously congratulates itself on its escape from many of the strictures of ancient religion.”

The socialist version of dhimmi; interesting thought.  "Yes, you are allowed your beliefs, as long as you pay the tax."  Which is bullshit, but exactly what is being pushed by the socialists, especially ref Obamacare and the contraceptive/abortion mandate.

Monday, April 07, 2014

"Yes, my deputy is a pushy bastard who grabbed a camera

just because he didn't want to be on video; I don't care, and I'll defend him no matter what bullshit I have to say!"  And bullshit it is, especially when the deputy says “We don’t need you calling people,” just before he grabs the camera.

Well, Sheriff Scott, I hope someone you treat so sues the ass off you and your agency; maybe that'll get your attention.

Eric Holder wants to force people to use unreliable tech that will make your gun unusable when you need it; bit surprise, isn't it?  Especially when you read
The technology also seeks to allow remote disabling, called Wide Area Control, of firearms in certain areas, such as airports and schools.
Or anywhere else the authorities decide to use it.  Like a neighborhood.  Which means, since there will always be pre-requirement and illegally modified guns the bad guys will use, means honest citizens who use such crap will be disarmed.

Oh, and let's not forget the cops; THEY won't have to use the stuff.

Maybe we should just start calling them all National Socialists; so many of them seem to have this thing about Jews...

In celebration of surviving the weekend, I shall now study the latest data dump

Some new grip screws came in,

and I like them.  Close up

and from a bit more distance

No, I'm not Jewish, I just like the design.  You can find them here, along with four other designs.  Come with o-rings to put on the shaft if needed, and a hex key for installing.

They're connected with the folks who make these grips, and DAMN!, if I wasn't using the CT grips I'd be looking real hard at some of these; 'shiny' doesn't cover it.

Hmmm, maybe after I get the Kimber frame rebuilt and put on the .22 top end...

Further on the continuing work:
The big thing is I undercut the trigger guard just a bit, and polished the ramp a touch.  Yes, there will be pictures; that's going to be a separate post.

Yes, I'm still alive

Though I'm achy enough to argue about how much.  Most of the matter taken care of this weekend, so that's done.

Stuff to clean up, and other crap to take care of, so I'll hold myself to one piece of idiocy this morning:
"A member of my party is an arms trafficker, so we should ban these guns!"  Etc.
According to the San Francisco Examiner, Speier released a statement saying: "The FBI investigation of Leland Yee reveals how easy it is to import lethal assault weapons that were previously banned."

Speier added:
This case should be a warning to us all that even the most trusted appearing among us are ready to do real harm. Since Congress can pass no meaningful gun control laws, even after the mass killing in Newtown, President Obama should use his pen to slow the import of these weapons, which have no place in our homes.

Yee was indicted last month after trying to help undercover FBI agents obtain "$500,000 to $2.5 million" worth of weapons--"including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles...from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines."
Let's see, a Democrat who wants guns banned was involved in a plan to smuggle automatic weapons(illegal for citizen to own) and SAMs(illegal) and other such crap, so semi-auto firearms should be banned from legal import...

Yep.  Democrat and gun bigot reasoning at its finest.