Saturday, May 24, 2014

Also over in (fG)Britain, free speech and assembly is 'too expensive'

At least when it's the 'wrong' group doing it.
Far-right groups should be banned from staging protests because each one costs up to half a million pounds to police, a senior officer has said.

South Yorkshire Chief Constable, David Crompton, said the money could be better spent on other issues and he urged the Government to make more funds available or consider changing the law.
Gee, I wonder who'd get to decide who's 'far-right'?  And what the criteria might be?
He told the Yorkshire Post: “Either somebody changes the law so that it's less easy to do this or alternatively there are some funds available that we can tap into.

“As it stands, we have a lot of power over marches but we don't have in any way the same control over assemblies.”
Nice little statist bastard, isn't he?

But worry not, the Home Office is on the case!
A Home Office spokesman said: "Peaceful protest is a vital part of a democratic society, provided it is conducted within the law. 

 “But protesters' rights need to be balanced with the rights of others to go about their business without fear of intimidation or serious disruption to the community.
I wonder if these clowns have said this about any of the demonstrations by the Religion of Peace types? 
Oops, I just committed Hate Speech(over there, anyway)!

Meanwhile, across the pond, the politicians took care of their own.

And to hell with the kids he was raping all those years.
Tim Farron, who was elected party president in 2010, insisted fears that Smith’s abuse of young boys was hushed up must be fully investigated.

His comments came just a day after the party leader Nick Clegg called for police to probe allegations that senior politicians had covered up decades of abuse by “an organised paedophile ring” at the heart of the British establishment, which included Smith.

In 2012, Greater Manchester police revealed Smith, a former Rochdale MP, who died in 2010 aged 82, had abused eight young boys at a hostel he helped run in the town in the 1960s.
So, Greater Manchester Police, where the HELL were you?  Aside from apparently kissing ass and ignoring this?
Ah, must be really nice to be of the 'proper' class...
Speaking on BBC Radio 4, he said: “The party absolutely, as the Labour Party must also... and indeed Rochdale civic society as a whole need to answer serious questions as to who knew what and when.”
However, the assholes are working hard to protect the guilty:
But the Liberal Democrats have rejected repeated calls for a public inquiry into who knew what within the party.
Oh, of course they are!  And
The Crown Prosecution Service has said Smith should have been prosecuted during his lifetime.
No SHIT?  You think MAYBE?

I'm going to close this out before I blow a gasket.

Holiday weekend, but work is never done;

More data to study.  To quote Wash: "Work, work, work..."

Hatpin bans?

Because women dared use them for self-defense?
The piece highlights that the press went wild with stories around of women using hatpins for self-defense, and men in government did not react well. The story highlights that the Chicago Vice Commission earned the ire of women when they turned the blame for assaults on the victims and argued “that unchaperoned women should dress as modestly as possible—no painted cheeks or glimpse of ankle—in order to avoid unwanted attention.” When women objected to being told that they were to blame for attacks and promoted the idea of using self-defense by hatpin, that’s when the men decided that they had enough.
Look it over; he's right, a lot of the arguments against women wearing them sound like they came from the Laddites or Watts.

Can someone explain to me why even the most brain-dead AGW true believer would listen to Erlich?  The bastard's been wrong about EVERYTHING, yet here he is again.

Really, Harley?  You're playing this bullshit game?

What?  Everytown and members don't want to say things outright?  Obfuscate?  Lie? 

Anyone actually surprised?
Erika Soto Lamb, Everytown’s communications director, also clammed up when I asked her a simple policy question: “Does Everytown have a position on an ‘assault weapons’ ban or a limitation on the size of magazines?” Dodging the issue completely, Lamb curtly referred me to the group’s website — which is notably silent on those topics. I pushed again, and received no response. Only on my third attempt did I get anything remotely approximating an answer, accompanied by the instruction that I must quote the reply in full. Here it is, in full:
As I’ve told you before, Everytown clearly outlines our policy priorities on our issues page here including background checks, domestic violence, preventable deaths (child access to guns and suicide), and gun trafficking. 
While we believe assault weapons and magazine size have the potential to put the “mass” in “mass shootings,” we also know that events like these account for a small percentage of the 86 Americans who are killed by guns every day. Our focus is on the reasonable reforms that 90 percent of Americans support like background checks for all gun sales, prohibiting domestic abusers from getting their hands on guns, promoting the safe storage of guns and giving law enforcement the tools they need to shut down gun trafficking.
This is fair enough, as far as it goes. But it is not an answer to my question. Nor, it should be said, are any such answers forthcoming on the group’s website.

Can a federal agency trying to cover up wrongdoing lawfully withhold documents under executive privilege—reserved for the president of the United States—when the records don’t even involve the commander-in-chief?
To anyone except dirtbag lawyers working for the .gov agency, the answer is 'Hell NO!'  But the dirtbags are working hard at it.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Well, if it's such a threat to the progressive movement,

I need to buy a new firearm.

And more ammo.
No, what makes Beauchamp's desperate plea interesting is that he describes the idea that a resolute, vigilant, and armed public is the last bulwark against tyranny as "profoundly corrosive of democratic politics," with the quoted text as a hyperlink to an older article of his, this one in the American Conservative (a perhaps surprising place for his writings), in which he argues that the very idea of the need for an armed citizenry as defense against tyranny is destructive to our "democracy" (just don't even get me started on that).

Well, that's familiar. In a book co-written by Coalition to Stop Gun Violence executive director Josh Horwitz, readers are told that "the Insurrectionist idea" (Horwitz's term for the notion that the purpose of the Second Amendment is the protection of the people's means to resist and defeat tyranny) is "a threat to the entire progressive movement."

Because being armed for self-defense will bring down society, apparently.

Over at Mr. Huffmans' place, found this.  I'm going to leave Idiot Beauchamp alone and speak about something in the post by Jacobs:
But what troubles me most about this suggestion — and the general More Guns approach to social ills — is the absolute abandonment of civil society it represents. It gives up on the rule of law in favor of a Hobbesian “war of every man against every man” in which we no longer have genuine neighbors, only potential enemies. You may trust your neighbor for now — but you have high-powered recourse if he ever acts wrongly.
Apparently people having the arms needed for self-defense will cause the absolute abandonment of civil society; which I think absolute bullshit. 

In order: individual citizens having arms no more pushes the 'abandonment of civil society' than everyone having the ability to speak their piece(like here, for instance) does.  It was taken for granted for a LONG time that any citizen had the right to defend themselves by whatever means necessary when under threat; I think it's pretty recent that idiots have been insisting(as in the current laws in (fG)Britain) that you can only defend yourself as long as you don't hurt your attacker and other such idiocy.  The means of self-defense no more attacks civil society than does the right of self-defense itself.

Second: apparently Mr. Jacobs thinks that the mere possession of arms will cause people to want to attack anyone in sight any time they get frustrated or mad, going to 'war against every man'.  Which brings us to the 'evil objects affecting our minds' bullshit.  If that was going to happen, the massacres screamingly foretold by every gun bigot and hoplophobe when a state voted for CCW would have happened.  The only 'war against every man' is committed by people like gangbangers and rapists and Occutards and other types who don't exactly count as civil society.

Third: That 'high-powered recourse' is the best- and for some people damn near the only- means of self-defense that will work for them.  Someone old, or sick, or handicapped NEEDS an equalizer beyond what might be approved by Jacobs; or will they get a special exemption(that'll last until someone decides they don't need it)?  For that matter, say, a woman at home with kids: someone breaks in and puts them at risk, maybe Jacobs thinks it fine for her to be restricted to trying to hide everyone in a bedroom, or wielding a bat or baton, but I'm not.  I want her to be able to use whatever is needed to stop the attacker, whether the hoplophobes and gun bigots like it or not.

And all this doesn't even touch on that basic 2nd Amendment obstacle to his preferences.

Jacobs doesn't trust the peasants to be allowed arms.  It doesn't fit with his preferred image of society.  Screw 'im.

Remember the mention of Mr. Farage the other day?

They're not laughing at him and his party anymore

because he's scared hell out of them.

Anybody changed a bathtub faucet spout?

I need to replace mine, and it's supposed to screw off, but I can't get it to turn.  Is it unusual for one to need a strap wrench or something to get it started, or am I about to do something dumb?

Well, so much for Ben Carson

'I STRONGLY believe in the 2nd Amendment, however...'
'Need a conversation, what guns should be allowed, easy availability in some areas of guns that can do a lot of damage rapidly', etc. ad Bullshit.

Not A Damn Chance.

About Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department

and his "We have to worry about what veterans might do" crap, words from Cdr. Salamander:
They grow in a deadly stew of an agenda driven campaign to marginalize veterans, the desire of some people to help their own image by creating a victim they can prove to everyone else they care so much about, and worse - a mindset of some put in a position of power over others, where they derive almost s3xual pleasure over the appearance of being a military force. They almost thrive over the looks of something between Waffen SS and Star Wars Stormtroopers.

Officer Friendly, they are not.
And as to the "Things are so violent now, we NEED to equip like a Marine assault force!" noise,
Law enforcement deaths this year dropped to their lowest level since 1959, while the decade of the 2000s was among the safest for officers, despite the deadliest single day for police on Sept. 11, 2001.

“To reach a 50-year low in officer deaths is a real credit to the law enforcement profession and its commitment to providing the best possible training and equipment to our officers,’’ said Craig Floyd, the Memorial Fund chairman and chief executive officer. “But we cannot allow ourselves to be lulled into a state of complacency.’’

Through Dec. 27, the report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that 124 officers were killed this year, compared with 133 in 2008. The 2009 total represents the fewest line-of-duty deaths since 108 a half-century ago. Also, traffic fatalities fell to 56, compared with 71 a year ago, partly attributed to the passage of “move over’’ laws. Although firearms deaths rose to 48, the 39 fatalities in 2008 represented the lowest annual figure in more than five decades.
Does he know that? Does he care? Odds are, "No" to both.
Why would he?  "Things are so DANGEROUS now!" makes such a wonderful excuse for 'Why we need armored vehicles to intimidate the citizens'.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Why you're not seen as Officer Friendly anymore, Reason # I can't remember

Great excuse for being a abusive jerk with a badge:' You should've known your neighbors.'
Sheriff's Deputy Ivan Rodriguez, you're a jerk hiding behind a badge.  Simple as that.

We could use a few of Mr. Farage here.
Then, in 2010, Farage became a global Internet sensation by raining on the EU's most ridiculous parade — the inaugural appearance by the first supposed "President of Europe," not a popularly elected or even parliamentarily accountable figure but just another backroom deal by the commissars of Eutopia. The new "President" was revealed to be, after the usual Franco-German stitch-up, a fellow from Belgium called Herman van Rompuy. "Who are you?" demanded Farage from his seat in the European Parliament during President van Rompuy's address thereto. "No one in Europe has ever heard of you." Which was quite true. One day, Mr. van Rompuy was an obscure Belgian, the next he was an obscure Belgian with a business card reading "President of Europe." But, as is his wont, Nigel warmed to his theme and told President van Rompuy that he had "the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk." A few days later, having conferred in their inner sanctum, the Eurocrats ordered Farage to make a public apology. So he did — to low-grade bank clerks for having been so ill-mannered as to compare them to President van Rompuy. He was then fined 2,980 euros (about $4,000) for his impertinence, since when he has referred to the European president as Rumpy-Pumpy, a British synonym for a bloody good shag.

But don't worry, Obamacare will be ALL different...
"My individual case is horrible," said Oliver Mitchell, a former Marine who in 2009 exposed the mass cancellation of medical appointments to hide long backlogs at the veterans’ hospital in Los Angeles.

Mitchell was stripped of his duties, put on administrative leave and eventually separated from the agency shortly after he reported the purging of medical appointments to the inspector general.

The IG closed Mitchell's complaint after VA officials claimed the "mass purge" of appointments was within policy. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency that is supposed to protect whistleblowers, also dropped his case.
Mitchell said he got no help from either office....

"I think that’s the culture of the agency. When you don’t join the party line this is what they do to you," Mitchell said.
Amazing how many people I know who say "Yes, this is terrible, but Obamacare will be DIFFERENT!  It will WORK!"
In a pigs ass.

I have now scraped more than half the bedroom floor; that's a LOT of flakes of old finish.  Now I've got to get boxes so I can move the books downstairs, then the shelves so I can scrape under them and so forth.  Once that's all done, move everything else, rent the sander and buy pads and sand it, raise the grain and sand lightly again, then the finish.  It'll mean a few days sleeping on the couch, but I think it should come out well.

Just because

Deal from Midway and sale at Primary

Free shipping on orders over $175.  And if you're a new customer, $20 off your first order.

And Primary Arms has a sale going on

Want to see some of Teddy Roosevelt and Annie Oakleys' guns?

JM Davis Gun Museum, northeast OK, Claremore.

On loan from the National Rifle Association until November, the guns once belonged to Annie Oakley and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

“These are pretty amazing pieces,” said Jason Schubert, curator of the Claremore museum.
I need to get up there anyway, here's another good reason.

If you're not familiar with the current bout of 'Stone the heretic!' 'liberal' bullshit

involving writers, I'd suggest a visit to Mr. Williamsons' place for a properly profane description and response.  As a teaser:
And then EMCS or whatever his name is spit his binky, shit his diaper, screamed for mommy, and demanded Uncle Timmy be stricken from the list.

Lots of other sandy genitalia piled on, in an orgy of bliss. AHA!  We have someone to hate!  Life is good!

The Gold Medal goes to the person whom I won't embarrass by name, who said, "Well, I don’t know who he is or what he said, but I guess this is for the best."

"Liberal" "Tolerance" in action. Someone said he said something bad, BAN HIM!
Also, just because I like it,
I commented that Mel Brooks certainly wouldn't be welcome, with his jokes about Jews, gays, blacks and rape.  I got snidely reminded that "You do realize that Mel Brooks is Jewish, right?"

Oh, right. That TOTALLY justifies racist, homophobic and rape culture humor.  Silly me.  So, what jokes can blacks tell? What jokes can gays tell?  We already know white people can't tell jokes at all (even if the Klan DID go after Tim's Catholic, Italian ancestors). 
I got no answer.  Apparently, it's okay to make offensive jokes if you're something, but not if you're something else, because racist.

Predictably, that thread turned into…a thread of racist, sexist and homophobic jokes.  Last I checked, it was still there.

Isn't it amazing how that works? Let a company know you'd like it to die,

and it decides to start moving somewhere that doesn't.
Gov. Howler, last I heard, in insisting "Remington isn't going anywhere", but here's a facility and batch of jobs that has.  No doubt more to come.  And about damn time.

Good reason to end the War on Drugs: oathbreaking, vicious, arrogant bastards like these will be out of jobs.  Until they join up with their spiritual brothers in the cartels, at least.

Not even getting to the physical abuse and abuse of authority, this tells you a lot:
The DEA eventually did get a warrant for Branson’s house. It was issued at approximately 11:58am, well after agents had entered the premises.
I repeat: oathbreaking vicious  arrogant bastards.  If this agency actually gave a rats ass about that Constitution it swears to protect, they'd already be out on their ass.

Also, the judge should have that black robe ripped off, and be horsewhipped out of that courtroom- and any other- forever.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This is what separates a piece of history from 'just another gun'.

Was looking for something else at Tam's place and ran across this(which I'd forgotten).  Which reminded me of something:

I don't write much of what I own, but I have a rifle that appears to be a standard WWII K98 German Mauser.  Which it was.  Look closer, and the German proofs have all been defaced with a couple of chisel marks each.  Scan on around and you'll find a small six-pointed star stamped into the top of the receiver ring.

When lots of surviving Jews were fleeing Europe after the war to what was then the British Protectorate of Palestine, they- and those who'd always been there- knew they needed arms, both for current protection and for the future.  And most of what they could get was from Europe, either stuff produced on German machinery or to German patterns, but there was a LOT of war surplus stuff available.  And they weren't in a position to be picky.

This is one of those later rebarreled to 7.62x51(doubt there are many left in the original 8mm).  I like it for two reasons.  One is the historical aspect.  The other is that a part of my soul delights in knowing that Hitler & Co. are gnashing their teeth in hell at the knowledge that a bunch of Jews used Nazi-produced arms to help create and defend the state of Israel.

Tab clearing

Assuming this information is true, what kind of sorry worthless POS excuse for a cop would even CONSIDER doing this?

If true, these assholes with badges should be behind bars.  Period.

"Don't bother us with that 4th amendment shit, we're doing cop stuff!"

No, the whole thing isn't walking crap with uniforms.  For instance, Mr. Moyers and Suzuki, let's see you take point on the arrest teams, you fascist shitheads.

Why do I despise the Democrat Party, let me count another way:
“Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico. Of course, the reason is we’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there is no crime,” he added.

Back to dirtbags with LE credentials, ah, the high ethics of the leaders of the EffingBI.

Some Democrats are calling bullshit on Obama's "I need to know more" delaying tactics on the VA shitpile.

You're scared of military veterans?

THAT'S why you 'need' MRAPs and automatic weapons and all that crap?
Sgt. Dan Downing of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department states, "When I first started we really didn't have the violence that we see today," adding, "The weaponry is totally different now that it was in the beginning of my career, plus, you have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and knowledge to build IEDs and to defeat law enforcement techniques."
Number one, Downing(you moron), people have been building IEDs and such for LONG before the Gulf Wars(see 'Ayers, Bill' and 'Unabomber' for example, since you've apparently not heard of them), and if some islamist living with goats in the dining area can build one, it's not exactly a 'very few know it' skill.

Second, if you're so freakin' worried about vets, don't you think they know every weak spot on those vehicles? 

Anyone doubt a lot of this "We fear veterans" shit hasn't come down from our current administration?  Who've specifically called returning vets a danger to society?

Who is it wants to run people out of the country, again?

Yes, he really did say that Republicans aren’t American. And that they should stay away from the United States, and go to Russia where they belong. One gets the feeling that if the Democrats ever have the opportunity, they will have us all arrested. Or deported:
Or possibly follow the example of their god-king Roosevelt and (try to)put us in camps.

'Food deserts' my ass.

Stolen from Larry Correia on a bookface thread that got into 'Of COURSE the Nazis weren't socialists!' from some people:
I love the "academic" dismissals of Nazi Germany as totally not socialist. I mean, they only had socialist in their name, a well advertised socialist party platform, held socialist ideals, and ran as socialists in the well educated country which was the birthplace of socialism, and once elected, began implementing their socialist party platform, while the entire rest of the contemporary world recognized them as being socialists. Hitler turning out as a tyrant and all around asshole doesn't exactly change any of that.

The Nazis thought of themselves as socialists. The people who elected them thought of them as socialists. The entire rest of the world in the 1930s thought of them as socialists. It seems the only people who don't think the Nazis were socialists are modern leftists. Gee whiz, I wonder why? Could it possibly be that since they're on the same philosophical side, they don't want to accept having the same fundamental platform as one of the most evil regimes in history, so they've tried to obfuscate the issue?

He also got some hate mail from a socialist pushing the same, and took it apart.  If you have tender feelings about bad language, consider this your TRIGGER WARNING.  As he notes, Warning, there will be bad language. Because you simply can’t talk about people this willfully ignorant without using the f word.

The Project: a discovery and a bit of tuning Updated with picture

The discovery: remember that occasional feeding problem I thought might be a couple of bad magazines?  Well, they're not bad, just different.

At the range yesterday had FTF with two rounds, both when trying to load the first round from the mag.  Looked closely, yes, the round is a bit nose-down.  I noted the number of that mag, then loaded those rounds into another, and they fed with no problem.  Hmmm.

Compared, I found what's going on(pictures to be added later): some of my magazines have longer feed lips than others; the ones with longer lips don't let the round start tipping up as soon, and with this bullet shape(225-grain flat-nose) that's sometimes enough to cause the hangup.
UPdate: here's the pic:
The lower is the 6-round Kimber that came with the pistol, the top is a 7-round ACT-MAG.  Both have worked just fine in the past; I'm guessing the angle of the feed ramp on the new frame may be a fraction different, and that's causing the longer feed lips of the ACT to sometimes not let the handloads with that bullet(at that length, haven't loaded any shorter yet) angle up soon enough.
I need to go through all the mags I've got for this and compare.

On this, I'm going to try something: I need to load some more ammo anyway, so the next batch I'll seat the bullet deeper.  I think that'll let the rounds feed better from all mags.  If not, then I'll have to find the mags that do work with these and set those aside for practice.

The tuning:
Specifically, the ejector.  It worked very well, but it was kicking the empties right and forward, which means I lost a lot of brass that I couldn't reach with a broom or whatever*.  So I did some digging at, and found this post.  Did a little shaping on the ejector nose, and it made a world of difference; now the empties do eject far more to the right than forward**.

I think I've got most everything I'm going to mod done.  I still need to get and install a extended thumb safety, and I'm considering the possible virtue of a extended mag release; otherwise, done.  When I've got those pieces, I'll borrow a friend's cabinet and beat-blast the frame and external parts to even up the finish from undercutting the trigger guard.  The slide... well, it's honest wear, so until I can set up to ceracoat it, it'll stay as is.

Not related, but earlier I mentioned scraping a floor.  I need to refnish the wood floor in my bedroom, and it occurred to me that if I could use the scrapers like I did on the guitar project and clean some of the old finish off, there'd be a lot fewer clogged sanding sheets and the sanding should go faster(a good thing when you have to rent the sander).  So the last few days I've been scraping a section at a time.  It works, it's cleaned a LOT of the old finish off(between 1/4 and 1/3 of the floor so far), in spots just about all.  But my elbows hate me, that repeated movement is annoying hell out of them.
But it's getting done.

*Note that if you don't handload and save brass, this isn't a problem.
**Be it noted that they whack into the partition and some of them do then bounce left and some forward, but that's not the ejectors' fault.

'Bout time somebody did:

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischman is pushing to overturn an order by President Barack Obama that prohibits military surplus weapons from being brought back into the United States after they have been sold or donated to foreign allies.
I don't know about anything else, but that would allow all those M1 Carbines and Garands in South Korea to come back.

Did the IRS deliberately violate law and ethics for political reasons?  Yes.  And people need to go to jail for it.

Let's see if this progressive gets ANY real static from the people who're running that team owner out:
@RobGeorge You willingly worked for Newt? OK, house boy, now I know to never take you seriously on anything. Ever. @thedahlimmama
Joshua E. Bigger Ⓥ (@joshuabigger) May 21, 2014
Followed quickly by these two:
@RobGeorge My pleasure, house nigger. @thedahlimmama
Joshua E. Bigger Ⓥ (@joshuabigger) May 21, 2014
@AACONS Yes, being conscious, I recognize house niggers for what they are. You'll do ANYTHING fo Massa. Anything. @RobGeorge
Joshua E. Bigger Ⓥ (@joshuabigger) May 21, 2014
Ah, such wonderful people!

There's a leftist named Oliver Willis, it seems.  He's as bigoted a clown as you'll run across, and a fine demonstration of current 'liberal' thought.
Really, that about covers it.

On the subject of 'Fat is BAD!',
One reason we consume so many refined carbohydrates today is because they have been added to processed foods in place of fats — which have been the main target of calorie reduction efforts since the 1970s. Fat has about twice the calories of carbohydrates, but low-fat diets are the least effective of comparable interventions, according to several analyses, including one presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association this year.

Oh, for...  Remember that 'Enough arms for a small army or militia!' bullshit the other day?  Tam has a picture; some of them are BB GUNS...

There's lots more, but I've got some floor to scrape. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Next time someone trots out that "People on the terrorist watch list shouldn't have guns",

remind them of just how little it takes to be put on the damn thing.
No matter what the Obama administration may say to the contrary, actions speak louder than words, and history shows that the U.S. government is not averse to locking up its own citizens for its own purposes. What the NDAA does is open the door for the government to detain as a threat to national security anyone viewed as a troublemaker. According to government guidelines for identifying domestic extremists—a word used interchangeably with terrorists, that technically applies to anyone exercising their First Amendment rights in order to criticize the government.
Daniel Ellsberg notes that Obama’s claim of power to indefinitely detain people without charges or access to a lawyer or the courts is a power that even King George – the guy we fought the Revolutionary War against – didn’t claim.  (And former judge and adjunct professor of constitutional law Andrew Napolitano points out that Obama’s claim that he can indefinitely detain prisoners even after they are acquitted of their crimes is a power that even Hitler and Stalin didn’t claim.)
Much like 'racist' and 'racism', these idiots have taken 'terrorist' and 'terrorism' and used them to mean 'Just about anything we don't like.'

Which, among other things, means a bunch of oathbreaking bastards who deserve tar, feathers and a horsewhip.  And in some cases prosecution.

A year ago it was hot & humid too;

this time not expecting any rotary airborne vacuums to come visiting.  That was one of several outbreaks over a few days.  They suck.

While one bastard was basically moving along I40, jigging a bit north and then south, daughter was sitting in her house less than a mile north of 40 trying to dig in; if a mile seems like quite a ways, remember the damn thing was two miles wide on the ground at times.

We really can use some rain, but we do NOT need these visitors again, thankyouverymuch.

My, Bloomberg is a nasty little bastard,

is he not?
At about three and a half minutes into the interview, Bloomberg told Schieffer, “We’ve got to make sure that the Congressmen understand the vast bulk of Americans want them to vote for sensible gun regulation, not control, not banning, just regulation.”
Yeah.  Because 'regulation' has NOTHING to do with 'control'.  Unless it's his regulations about, say soda, in order to control how much of it you drink, but that's entirely different.  Sure.

And, because Moms Wants Action is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, more lying crap from his groups:
As Longdon sat waiting for her flight, a screen in the concourse showed footage of the press conference. A tall, thin man standing nearby stared at Longdon, then back at the screen. Then he walked up to Longdon and spat in her face. No one else blinked.
Longdon was shocked and embarrassed, she told me, but she didn’t falter. “Wow, aren’t you a big man,” she said as he turned and walked away. Instead of calling for security, she wheeled herself to a restroom to clean herself off. She was tired—she lives with constant physical pain—and didn’t want to miss her flight.
We are to believe that people who think kids should be suspended for wearing NRA shirts and eating Pop Tarts into the shape of a gun would just brush this aside? Sure, if it happened, that’s horrible, but you mean to tell me that there are no witnesses, no one to corroborate the story, no security footage? Haven’t we heard this before?
Go read for the full takedown of this.

And yet more Bloomberginess!
A mere 10 days after former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his new anti-gun coalition Everytown for Gun Safety in the New York Times, former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, one of the most prominent members of its advisory board, has resigned from the group.

No one should be surprised.

“When I signed on as an adviser to Everytown,” Ridge said, “I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans. After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work.”
What?  They weren't just wanting to deal with bad guys committing violence with firearms?  Whoda suspected such a thing...
If Bloomberg has revealed anything over the past few years, it’s that, despite lots of rhetoric about keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals, law-abiding gun owners are the true intended targets of his campaigns.

It’s for that reason that more than 160 mayors, according to a Washington Examiner report, deserted Mayors Against Illegal Guns — a 15% drop in mayor-members — after they realized they were misled.

Mayor after mayor, the accounts were the same.
And let us not forget THIS piece of idiocy:
In what was a particularly embarrassing moment for MAIG, the first stop on Bloomberg’s “No More Names” bus tour in 2013 had members read aloud a list of “victims of gun violence” since the Newtown school shooting. The list included Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, cop killer Christopher Dorner and a dozen other crime suspects killed by police or armed citizens acting in self-defense.
Because a rapist or robber or murderer killed by a cop or a citizen is a VICTIM!!! of gun violence.

Short version is that anyone who believes Bloomberg and CSGV and MWA actually give a rats ass about gun safety or 'stopping gun violence' is a fool.  Unless you consider 'Banning as many guns as possible from the commoners' to be working to stop violence.

Say it again: 'Gun control' isn't about guns, it's about control.

Monday, May 19, 2014

"Jews are the canary in the coal mine" Updated on campus 'rape' investigations

Can't remember where I first heard that, but it seems to be true.  Which means France and a bunch of other countries are in seriously deep shit.
I would have once found it unthinkable to imagine that, in the civilized world and in any year after 1945, Jews fleeing European nations in search of asylum from anti-Semitism would be understood as anything other than an ominous warning of the machinations such hatred can portend. And yet, here we are, and the signs are routinely unheralded.
Not completely, but mostly.  And that's from the people not actively trying to shut up any talk about it.  Especially since it's largely muslims responsible.
The author understood well that cultural Muslim aggression, not the French government, drove this fear among the Jewish community of which he spoke.  But in classic Times fashion, he declares that it is not the fault of any historical difference between Jews and Muslims, but a result of Muslim anger over American intervention in Iraq and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  As if that, in any way, absolved them of the crimes of arson and violence.
Well, to the progs damn near ANYTHING will.
“Mindful of demographic realities and the strains of anti-Semitism in their country’s past, French officials are struggling to denounce acts of anti-Semitism without fueling racism toward France’s ethnic Arab-Muslim population,” the Times declares.
'Struggling to denounce'; really tells you all you need to know, doesn't it?

Now THIS has thrown a weasel in the higher-ed henhouse:
With so much attention focused on the alleged failures of many universities to forcefully prosecute male students accused of date rape and sexual assault, the problem of universities whose judicial proceedings are unfair to the accused, and/or are overzealous because of pressure from female students or otherwise, have been largely overlooked.

        But now a new judicial ruling gives those wrongly convicted a powerful new weapon - they can sue the university, the employees who participated in the proceedings, and even the accused herself in federal court for substantial monetary damages and other remedies, notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who was twice called a “radical feminist.”

What the hell THAT has to do with it I'm not sure, unless it's their way of saying "Hey, maybe there's actually something to this false-accusation stuff!"
I guarantee the Usual Suspects are crapping their pants over this; they want it to be 'She said, therefore he's guilty!' as the standard.  So far a lot of universities have been happy to oblige, but this is really going to screw with that; if someone can sue your ass off for railroading them, that's going to make the back up a bit.

Update: and it begins:
Earlier today in federal court in New York a Complaint was filed by a former Columbia student alleging that he was unfairly found to have committed a sexual assault based upon allegedly flimsy and inconsistent evidence, without due process protections. The Complaint is embedded at the bottom of this post.

Well, when the .gov can't or won't protect them,

what the hell do you expect people to do?*
BAUCHI, Nigeria — Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram operates have killed and detained scores of the extremist Islamic militants who were suspected of planning a fresh attack, the residents and a security official said.

Locals in Nigeria’s northern states have been forming vigilante groups in various areas to resist the militant group who have held more than 270 schoolgirls captive since last month.
And the problem is?  Oh, from the .gov point of view these people have arms; they're not the unarmed victims the officials would prefer.  Aside from that, what's the problem?
On Tuesday morning, after learning about an impending attack by militants, locals ambushed two trucks with a gunmen, a security official told The Associated Press. At least 10 militants were detained, and scores were killed, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to give interviews to journalists. It was not immediately clear where the detainees were being held.

I have to wonder if this kind of crap is part of the reason the government forces aren't having much success:
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the top State Department official for Africa, said in a web chat Wednesday that “part of our work with the (Nigerian) government is to help train members of their security how not to commit human rights violations.”
What do you want to bet these clowns consider 'Find the kidnappers, kill them, rescue the girls' to be a violation of the rights of the slimeballs who're forcing marriages and threatening sale into slavery for the girls?

Probably started a lot like the people in Mexico who've been actually succeeding against the cartel: use the few weapons they did have to whack a few bad guys and take theirs, repeat as needed.

*Yes, it's a NYEffingCity paper; they probably expect them to wait prostrate until someone saves them. 

Attention Mrs. Obama:

Considering the years you sat in the pews listening happily to Rev. Wright spewing his America- Jew- and white-hate, this is pretty damn rich.
First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they’re made.
“[O]ur laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or live together in the same neighborhoods,” she said. “There’s no court case against believing in stereotypes or thinking that certain kinds of hateful jokes or comments are funny.”
' court case...' As yet, anyway; you'd love to see one, wouldn't you?  "This court rules that offensive speech such as this cannot be allowed", the thought of that makes you all excited, doesn't it?

Fat Effing Chance, lady.

Is there anybody who didn't see this coming?

An alert reader emailed TTAG central with news that Armatix GmbH - makers of the iP1 “smart gun” – filed a patent application that included a remote kill switch for the firearm. Click here to view patent EP 1936572 A1, dated 2006. (Not a bug; a feature!) I’m not a patent attorney or an electrical engineer, but as far as I can tell this is the bit (translated from the original German) that indicates remote disabling . . .
One of the things we specifically warned of, and they were working on it eight years ago.

But don't worry, it'll be very secure, chances of someone hacking in or the .gov using it to turn off your guns is very low.  So they'll say.

According to New York, four guns and 184 assorted cartridges = ARSENAL!  And the cops say
“It was enough to arm a small army or militia,” a police source said of the bust. “These guys were ready for war.”
At that point the reporterjournalist should've laughed at them. Except he probably believes it.

Obama's pick for surgeon general is in trouble, and the NRA is being blamed for paying attention.  Or something.
But the decision also reflected Reid’s view that MAIG and other gun control organizations failed to meet his request to provide political cover Democrats needed to take tough votes on Murthy, the Senate leadership aide said.

“The NRA treats every fight like it's Gettysburg, and that's why they win,” the staffer added. “Wish our side did the same.”

Maybe that's because we know what you're up to.

After all, the Surgeon General has no power over guns or any policy area. The job is to act as the nation’s top health spokesman.
Except this is a doctor who's loudly and repeatedly called 'gun violence' a public health matter as noted earlier in the article:
Murthy’s nomination came under fire in late February by the National Rifle Association. The NRA attacked him for leading a group, Doctors for America, which cited medical grounds for backing an assault weapons and steps like mandatory training for gun buyers.
We're supposed to believe he wouldn't use that bully pulpit to push this?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

One more dead in a SWAT raid

that didn't need to happen.  This time, another cop.
A police officer suffered fatal injuries while performing a pre-dawn no-knock raid on a local residence to  search  for drugs.  Several officers were shot by a resident as they tried to enter an apartment through a ground-level window under the cover of darkness.
Police spent 12 hours combing the house for evidence of drugs.   No drugs were listed on the evidence sheet.  They did seize a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, according to documents obtained by KWTX.
I'm sure there's some reason, so I'd like to know: why the bloody WINDOW?  Seems like trying to get through a smashed window wearing X pounds of tactical gear would be a bit, awkward?  Especially if you actually think there's a violent druggie inside.

What made this so damned whatever that it was decided to break in through WINDOWS in the night instead of serving the warrant when he left?  Y'know, in the daylight? 


Well, leave a loaded armored vehicle sitting,

whattaya THINK is going to happen?

That had not occurred to me

On the subject of 'smart guns' and electronics:
Additionally, when it comes to electronic-ignition firearms, I’m sure our opponents would positively love semi-automatic firearms that could be converted to fully automatic with a firmware hack, which would beg the question as to whether semi-automatics with electronic ignition were “readily convertible” and thus Title II firearms out of the gate. It would certainly be a novel theory that could be used to prosecute some unlucky bastard. If you’re going to make a smart electronic ignition system, then certainly detecting an out-of-battery condition is an obvious safety feature. You can see how this then becomes very easy.

The antis really have no idea what kind of can of worms they are opening. They don’t much care because their interest in smart guns only goes as far as making guns more difficult and expensive to own, while simultaneously lowering the value proposition of gun ownership. If the technology actually worked, you’d quickly see interest disappear as it became apparent it was not only easy to circumvent, but could open a whole world of new possibilities for people intent on disregarding the law.
That's not just monkeys coming out of that barrel, they're rabid.

Ever want to check back on Jeff Cooper's Commentaries?

Here they are, all in one place.

Thanks to Uncle for pointing to this

Meanwhile, in Australia,

A dinner party was interrupted by an even bigger feast outside that involved a snake eating a kangaroo.

Pravina de Beer’s meal for friends at her home in Australia’s Northern Territory was upstaged by the two-metre python, which had wrapped itself around the animal and was crushing it to death.
That's one thing we do not have to worry about in Oklahoma: large snakes eating the livestock.
At least not till some of them work their way up from Florida.

However, we do have our share of PC-minded farging idiots like these:
Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures.

The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.
But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to Facebook to proclaim their concerns. The students said they were concerned about the money spent on bringing the camel to campus—around $500—and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.

Y'know, if Moms Demand and Illegal Mayors and CSGV didn't count gangbangers, they'd hardly have any children to dance in the blood of.

Seems some judges have had enough of the "We've got their stuff, now give us a warrant for everything on it" crap.  Which is as it should be.
The government apparently decided that rather than narrow its request, it would just ask another judge. It took this warrant request all the way across the nation to another magistrate judge in California, hoping to get the rubber stamp it couldn't coax out of the Washington, DC court. Judge Paul Grewal of California's Northern District has just joined Facciola in rejecting the request as being overly broad. He attacks the government's wish to "seize first, search later" approach as inappropriate for the securing of data stored by third parties, which face none of the limitations inherent to searching a computer on site.
Awful lot of judge-shopping going on with some LE.

There are reasons Limbaugh used to call her Eleanor Rodham Clift.
How far in the tank do you have to be to throw out this kind of crap?