Saturday, May 03, 2014

Bob Beckel is a vile little hack,

isn't he?
“Let me finish!” Beckel said, pounding his fists on the table. “Let me finish by saying with what I think Hillary Clinton says — we know Islamic radicals killed these people, what difference does it make anymore?”

“Because they covered it up, Bob,” Bolling shot back.

“So what?!” Beckel screamed. “Every administration covers things up.”
If this were a President with a 'R' showing his party, Beckel would be screaming for his head for lying and the cover-up, and all the other crap the media would have dug up and publicized by now; but THIS is a DEMOCRAT President, so that's different.

Beckel also said “who cares” when asked if the Obama administration should be able to cover up Benghazi details just because it makes the president look bad. He also claimed that Americans are not still interested in finding out what happened in Benghazi.

You miserable fat bastard many millions have been TRYING to find out from day one, and assholes like you helped obstruct that, and now you claim NOBODY WANTS TO KNOW?

Proper description of Bob Beckel would require lots of invective and pictures of diseased anal sphincters.

Stuff to do, more normal screeching levels will return

later.  In the meantime, about that execution we're hearing all the whining about,
Missing from that report - and most others - was the reason why states are using new drug mixes obtained through unconventional means: Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Kentucky's three-drug lethal-injection protocol as constitutional in 2008, death penalty opponents have used every trick in the book to make the drugs disappear.
After the big bench affirmed the three-drug protocol, activists went after suppliers. The European Union threatened to ban the export of sodium thiopental to the United States. European producers stopped making it. U.S. manufacturer Hospira did too.

That's when states started experimenting and scrounging for "untested" drugs.
White House spokesman Jay Carney called the Oklahoma execution inhumane. He did not mention the Obama administration's role in pressuring states to surrender drugs found to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2011, the Obama Department of Justice actually seized Georgia's supply of sodium thiopental because the drug, among other problems, did not have FDA approval. Really.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Stolen from Miguel

It being that time, and I having enjoyed part of the day at the range,

I shall now proceed to the next data set

Erika Soto Lamb is a liar. Because lying IS what Moms Want Action do

Over and over and over.
And- sometimes- when called on their lie, insist "I didn't mean what I said, I meant THIS!"

Yeah, I agree with Robb:
She of course “clarifies” later that she means private sales, but she didn’t when she said this. She put it up as a way to simply lie and say there are no background checks (I wish it were true. They’re useless and an affront to the entire premise of “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”) in hopes that the dumb will just take that at face value and not dig in any deeper to the issue.

Government-run healthcare at its finest!

Whistleblowers say more than 40 patients died because of delays in treatment while in the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

In a letter sent Thursday to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Miller also rebuked the agency for failing to act quickly to preserve documents related to allegations hospital administrators in Phoenix kept two sets of appointment lists to hide large backlogs of medical appointments.
Just think what wonders Obamacare has in store for us!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Well, isn't THIS interesting about Shannon Watts & Moms Want Action?

What a romantic notion.  Too bad it is 100% crap.  There is no way this group could have grown as fast as it did and garnered as much media attention as it did without a great deal of pre-planning,and a team of professional people working full time to make it happen.  This is Astroturf at its finest.
DAY THREE Monday Dec 17 The fifth comment on Shannon Watts first post ever is inviting people to join the Virginia Chapter. There is no prior mention of the formation of a group, no invitation to form a chapter, no information on how to form a chapter and yet there is now a Virginia Chapter of Moms Demand Action.   Below is a cut and paste of that first post and the 13 comments from thier facebook page.  Interesting to note, she or someone  is very active on the page for several days, yet does not seem to be answering questions other than “can I go if I am not a mom?”  There is no back and forth conversations.
And on and on.
For instance,
Less than a year after “forming” MDA was “Merged” with MAIG.   For a business that is a dream come true; a start up year of explosive growth and selling out to the thirteenth richest man in America for an undisclosed amount of money.  This is way too good to be true which means it probably isn’t..  Michael Bloomberg publicly  commits “extensive personal resources” to this organization.

Just who is Shannon Watts?
Oh, interesting stuff.

Toward the end:
To summarize;.  In less than 6 months Shannon Watts, became the head of large national gun control organization and a public figure.  Her“overnight”  fame was based on a very generic facebook page that could have been started by anyone and contained almost no relevant or original content. She became a national media presence within days of the shooting without any Journalist checking into her background to find out if she is who she says she is.  Her “organization” grew to an enormous size faster than is logistically  possible and yet she did all of it without even so much as magic elves helping her.  The fact that she spent many years helping corporations planning messaging and pr campaigns is a coincidence, and no one should be curious how her company is the only anti gun group to get “merged” with Michael Bloomberg’s anti gun group.  It also should not be questioned how much money changed hands in this transaction.

This is a long piece, well worth going through.

When theft under color of law is standard procedure,

why SHOULD we trust the IRS?  Or a lot of others for that matter.
She remembers, “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account. The IRS agents believed, or pretended to believe, that Terry and Sandy were or conceivably could be — which is sufficient for the IRS — conducting a criminal enterprise when not selling groceries. 

What pattern of behavior supposedly aroused the suspicions of a federal government that is ignorant of how small businesses function? Terry and Sandy regularly make deposits of less than $10,000 in the bank across the street.
And then tell you to PROVE to them you weren't doing something wrong before you can- maybe- get your money back.

So the Presidents' staffer who set up the Benghazi lies is the brother of the head of CBS News. And Obamas' paid liar, Carney, is married to a ABC reporter.
No, no possible conflict there, nooooo...

Speaking of not trusting the .gov,
Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property, is mulling a measure to cut funding for any “paramilitary units” that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies. (autoplay warning for the link)

“There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” he said, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. “They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”
Damn straight.  Especially places like the Education Department; there is NO reason for them to have a damned SWAT team.

"Qualified immunity?

An innocent man, who had 22 years of his life taken away by deceitful police officers and prosecutors, has just received a gift from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which has stripped the defendants of their immunity.
We emphatically reject the notion that due process of law permits the police to frame suspects.
Damn right.  Every damn one of them should lose everything they have or ever will have.

Now to apply this to SWAT teams and other lying cops and prosecutors.

Story of an attempted carjacking

Good advice.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Democrat in Virginia named Mike Dickinson

who's encouraging people to make bogus 911 calls to harass people believed to be in the tea party.

His justification:
 Bad enough.  I can see someone suing his ass off, and isn't there something about misuse/abuse of 911 in the law?

But he gets even worse.
Asking someone to 'run the tag' for him?  Really?  Dickheadinson, you effing moron,do you have any idea what you may have set yourself up for?  How 'bout the owner of said vehicle suing your ass off?  And if someone got the owners information illegally and you use it, just what level of legal hurt are you asking to get shove up your ass?

That's after the charges for the 911 bullshit, and any damages that may be involved in that.

Yet Democrats and leftists insist conservatives and libertarians are full of hate...

Why we should get rid of the EPA, Reason #5:

Corrupt bastards.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy personally intervened to delay an inspector general’s investigation into the agency’s homeland security division, records show.

Ms. McCarthy called for the inspector general to “temporarily halt” its probe into the office last fall days after an investigator reported threatening behavior from an official inside the homeland security office, documents show.
'Threatening behavior'?  Whatever might that be?
The official, identified in documents reviewed by The Times as senior EPA analyst Steve Williams, “was in the agent’s face and began pointing within inches of her face and chest forcing the complainant to move back,” according to the affidavit.

The Federal Protective Service, which oversees federal buildings, investigated the incident and sent findings supporting a misdemeanor assault charge to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington.
Why yes, of COURSE your response to a senior guy threatening a IG agent is to ask the IG to stop investigating!  Whatever else might one do?

Also, the EPA created its own 'Homeland Security' office?    Do they have ninja suits and automatic weapons?

Tab clearing

Brass vs. steel-case ammo in the AR.

Obama & Co. start sneaking crap in: limiting magazine exports.

Under "Operation Choke Point," the DOJ and its allies are going after legal but subjectively undesirable business ventures by pressuring banks to terminate their bank accounts or refuse their business. The very premise is clearly chilling—the DOJ is coercing private businesses in an attempt to centrally engineer the American marketplace based on it's own politically biased moral judgements. Targeted business categories so far have included payday lenders, ammunition sales, dating services, purveyors of drug paraphernalia, and online gambling sites.

The power grid, she is in trouble.  And so are we.

The Violence Policy Center: lying their ass off.  Again.

A lot of the socialists think the Soviet Union had the right idea on psychiatry: use it to jail the uncooperative.

The Washington Post and Democrats; lying and corrupt in the name of power.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Yes, Obama and Clinton and Rice are lying bastards.*

The Pentagon had determined early on that Benghazi was a pre-meditated and planned terrorist attack. They told administration officials that. They were overruled by Barack Obama’s loyalist political officer, and administration officials from the president down lied to the American people and assaulted our freedom of speech so that Obama might win re-election and Hillary could succeed him.

Ben Rhodes the speechwriter coldly orchestrated a cover-up, but, as you’ll see on the next page, he wasn’t alone.
Also contained in the 41 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch is a Sep. 12, 2012 email from Payton Knopf, the former deputy spokesman at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
In this communication, Knopf informs Rice that senior officials had already dubbed the Benghazi attack as “complex” and planned in advance. Despite this information, Rice still insisted that attacks were “spontaneous.”
The newly released cache of emails also appear to confirm that the CIA altered its original talking points on the attacks in the following days.
Then-CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell is identified as the person who heavily edited the critical fact sheet.
“The first draft apparently seemed unsuitable … because they seemed to encourage the reader to infer incorrectly that the CIA had warned about a specific attack on our embassy,” states one email. “Morell noted that these points were not good and he had taken a heavy hand to editing them. He noted that he would be happy to work with [then deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton] Jake Sullivan and Rhodes to develop appropriate talking points.”
'Appropriate' meaning "Blame it on someone else."

*If you're actually surprised to find that out, there may be no hope for you

When even Al Jazeera says Bloomberg is a control freak,

you know EVERYBODY knows.
...But when it comes to the Second Amendment, liberals don’t see a question of freedom or liberty, even when a billionaire tries to buy it away. What really irks Bloomberg about the right to bear arms isn’t the red herrings we throw around in the gun rights debate, such as hunting or self-defense. Rather, he hates its foundation in popular sovereignty.
... It’s clear from his record that it’s not the “gun” part of “gun control” Bloomberg is interested in.

Found thanks to Sean over on Bookface

Reason #1 to get rid of the EPA:

They want to destroy our energy system and want people to die.
Environmental policies established by Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are moving us toward electrical grid failure. The capacity reserve margin for hot or cold weather events is shrinking in many regions. According to Philip Moeller, Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “…the experience of this past winter indicates that the power grid is now already at the limit.”

EPA policies, such as the Mercury and Air Toxics rule and the Section 316 Cooling Water Rule, are forcing the closure of many coal-fired plants, which provided 39 percent of US electricity last year. American Electric Power, a provider of about ten percent of the electricity to eastern states, will close almost one-quarter of the firm’s coal-fired generating plants in the next fourteen months. Eighty-nine percent of the power scheduled for closure was needed to meet electricity demand in January. Not all of this capacity has replacement plans.
And the EPA is trying to screw those replacement plans that ARE out there.

This is pretty cool

The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project has since 2007 brought some 2,000 pictures back from 1,500 analog data tapes. They contain the first high-resolution photographs ever taken from behind the lunar horizon, including the first photo of an earthrise (first slide above). Thanks to the technical savvy and DIY engineering of the team at LOIRP, it’s being seen at a higher resolution than was ever previously possible.
That the tapes were nearly thrown away at one time...

I look forward to a male student stating "I was drunk, she took advantage of me!"  And when the university laughs at it or dismisses him, showing back up with a lawyer and a federal suit.

Monday, April 28, 2014

This is being managed by top men.

Top. Men.
The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.

It's impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department's inventory systems can't share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.
But the brass want to cut troops pay and benefits to 'save money'...

One of the demonstrations of idiocy:
The services hold an annual conference to share information about surplus ammunition and swap bullets and other munitions as needed. Data about ammunition left over after the meeting disappears from the books, resulting in an unknown amount of good bullets headed to the scrap heap.

Howzabout a bunch of idiots who're in charge of this being fired?  And their replacements told "Get this done and end this waste, or you're going to Minot.  Forever."

The EffingBI wants domestic threats to the country?

Look in a mirror.
Official law enforcement policies, particularly with the Department of Homeland Security doing its utmost to conflate patriots with "homegrown terrorist," the rise of "fusion centers," and the federalization/militarization of police, have taken on an absurd comic undertone beneath the police state dread the enforcement apparatus generates, recalling nothing so much as the unwitting admission of investigative incompetence from Inspector Clouseau: "I believe everything and I believe nothing. I suspect everyone and I suspect no one."

With that level of official paranoia permeating all levels of law enforcement dealings with the public, it's telling that, when asked to testify earlier this month in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Insider Threat program and the danger to national security their own agency and other federal government personnel pose, FBI agents "stormed" out of the hearing. It's also revealing that "the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions."
These people REALLY want to create a nation of informers, don't they?

"You yellow people don't count as 'people of color' anymore."
The racism of the affirmative action clowns in full display.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, Reason #418: Updated

You're a violent thug who should be behind bars.
Tell me, what kind of chokehold does this look like to you?

 Looks to me like what used to be called 'strangulation'.  Especially on someone who's already cuffed and not resisting.  Apparently except when it's being used by a nasty asshole with a badge.  Then it's 'reasonable force'.  Or something.

Both the assholes holding the guy while Officer Thug-in-Chief strangles him are responsible as well, because they could damn well have stopped it.  If they wanted to.

Update: The Knox County Sheriff's Office says they have fired the deputy involved in Saturday night's block party in Fort Sanders.

Frank Phillips, 47, has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since 1992.

And a statement from the Sheriff:
“In my 34 years of law enforcement experience, excessive force has never been tolerated.  After an investigation by the Office of Professional Standards, I believe excessive force was used in this incident.  Therefore, Officer Phillips’ employment with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is terminated immediately.  The investigation will now be turned over to the Knox County Attorney General’s Office to determine any further action.

“This incident provides a perfect example of why we are in the process of purchasing officer worn body cameras (video and audio recordings) so incidents like this will be fully documented.”

Excellent.  Now the question is what happens to the two idiots holding the guy while Phillips strangled him?

The Project: parts list Updated

Partly just to cover the mix, partly my contribution to the '1911s aren't reliable without a lot of work' argument.

Upper assembly: Kimber, all parts.

Frame assembly:
Frame: Caspian
Sear, disconnector, sear/disconnector/grip safety spring, slide lock, mainspring housing assembly, hammer, spur: Kimber
Grip safety, thumb safety, magazine catch, trigger: GI spec.  From a Argentine Sistema Model 1927.
Plunger tube and innards, ejector: Ed Brown.
Grips: Crimson Trace.  Did have to adjust the zero a bit on the  new frame; not exactly a surprise.
Grip screws: these lovely things.
All the pins- except the hammer/spur pin- were replaced with new stainless from the Ed Brown rebuild kit.

The grip safety had to be modified to work with the round-spur hammer; with the GI-style hammer worked perfectly.

I started out with the Kimber trigger, but decided to try the GI.  I had to polish the top front corner of the trigger a bit, as it was binding slightly in the frame.  I find I like the short trigger better than the long Kimber one.

All other parts just dropped in.

So far it's had about three hundred rounds through it, handloads using 200-grain X-Treme flat-point plated bullets, factory ball and factory hollowpoints(mostly 185-grain Federal Hydra-Shok, also some 230-grain Speer Gold Dot).

I did polish the ramp; that was mostly to make myself feel better about it and could have been skipped.

The only failures have been a half-dozen failures to feed with the X-Treme bullet handloads, all when they're the first round in the mag and I'm chambering them.  For some reason some of them don't want to ride up out of the mag to chamber.  However, if you take that round and make it the second in the mag, it WILL feed while shooting.  Every time.  I think this is probably an ammo problem more than pistol or magazine.
I had one Hydra-Shok do the same thing.  That's one out of fifty, and if I remember correctly it was in the second magazine of them.  Everything after that fed flawlessly.  All the Gold Dots fed.  All the ball fed.

For a pistol made up of that mix of parts, using three different types/more brands of ammo, not bad.  I'll give it more ball and-especially- hollowpoints* just to be on the safe side but I think I'd trust it to carry with them.

Put about forty rounds of handload with those bullets through it today.  Had that FTF problem twice, and looked at it closely; both cartridges had nosed-down a bit.  Locked the slide back, reached in and pushed the cartridge all the way back, dropped the slide, they chambered.  I think I've got a mag with a spring that's getting a bit weak.

*Unfortunately, I don't have any ammo dealers offering a few boxes of stuff to try out in it, so with the cost of HP ammo there's only so many I can afford to burn through.  If any doubts as to reliability with any of those I do have, I'd not carry it; at this point I don't think I'm going to find any problems.

As previously noted, one reason I don't humor the Globular Warmening people

at all is that a lot of the same people yelling it now(until they changed it to CLIMATE CHANGE!) were yelling this not that long ago:
12 “[One] theory assumes that the earth’s cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun’s heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born.” — Newsweek magazine
13 “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Kenneth Watt

Remember when DHS and FEMA said "You must have emergency supplies

in case of natural disaster or terrorist attack!"  And then a few months later DHS was telling LE that 'stockpiling' food, water, etc. was a suspicious activity that meant you were up to no good?
New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.

Something I have- very happily- never had to do, but

which everyone with a brain who carries has considered.  Thought over.  Planned for, just in case.
...The point I made was this. I asked her what she might do if one of us made her mad - mad her so angry she couldn't see straight, hit at the core of her being, just straight out pissed her off beyond words? Then I explained oh yes, she might yell, she might throw something, she might even hit someone if she got pissed off enough. That she could throw a great little tantrum at the injustice of it all and truly vent.
Well, I'd sunk the bait, but then I set the hook.

In a very calm voice I explained to her that every person in that room had moved past that. We didn't "hold in our emotions because we were afraid of what we might do." We held them in because we knew what we could do.

Everyone I've known who's carried for self-defense, both those who have and those who haven't had to use it- from drawing, to drawing and aiming, to drawing and firing- have worked through that in our minds.  Every moment of it.  And it's why we DON'T get drunk while carrying.  Or start fights.  Or get into fights if we can avoid them.  When you've got a pretty good idea of what you can do, and the results of it, you really don't want to do it if you don't have to.

We know we have a moral and legal obligation to avoid it if we can, and we do.  But the gun bigots and hoplophobes don't/won't understand that; they just think or see 'Those people have GUNS!', and in their minds that means we WANT to use them on someone*.  Why? 

Partly they've been conditioned by the echo chamber to think that way, but also, how many times have these clowns written or said "If I had a gun I'd shoot people!  If I'd had a gun I'd have used it!" about (usually minor) stuff?  If they don't trust themselves to have the restraint and self-control not to hurt others, you think they're going to believe anyone else has it?

*They also have a nasty habit of throwing in things like 'especially colored people', the favorite being 'especially black/brown people'; if you disagree with them you can't just be a nasty gun owner, you also have to be a racist.
They get upset when you ask if that includes the black and brown and red and yellow gun owners.

Also, ever notice they're real fond of saying 'colored people'?  They change the wording to 'people of color' but it's the same thing.  Wonder if they know what they sound like?

"I do NOT want to discuss my false accusations against you

or anything else.  I'm going to let my security push your producer around, and then jump into my (probably Bloomberg supplied) car with my armed guards and run away."

Note two things in particular:
“I’m not interested in having a conversation with you, because you’ve been so insulting online,” Watts said.
coming from someone who's repeatedly mad- hell, repeatedly LIED about Loesch.  And tried to prevent her speaking on a tv show.
Much like Rosie O'Donald: "Of course I have armed guard, AND IT'S YOUR FAULT!"  Etc.

Wonder how much of the fifty million Bloomberg is spending went for this MDA astroturf?

One more thing:
So it's fine to PAY armed guards to protect your sorry ass, but plain citizens wanting to own and carry their own, THAT'S bad.
Unless you're a rich and connected 'plain citizen', in which case New York has demonstrated you can get the carry permit the peasants aren't allowed.  And they don't want to talk about that.