Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on general conditions

Yes, I can floss; ain't easy, but I can.

Driving, well, I can but I'm not going to be slamming quickly through gears for a while.

One of the hardest things about driving?  Reaching the left hand over/through to turn the key; my right just won't rotate that way yet.

The exercises for the arm/hand?  It hurts.  Have to do it anyway, but damn.
And yes, Peter, I plan to do them religiously.  But not overdo.  I damn sure don't want to have to repeat any of this.

Not having to secure a trash bag over my arm and worry about getting the brace/wrappings wet is nice.  There's a set of strips over the incision 'to be left until they fall off in about a week.'  Assuming I can get the angle, I will regale you with a picture of it once that happens.

That hand is still swollen as hell; be a few days before it starts looking normal.

The Security Staff don't care, they just want their scratches.  And munchies.

And now I think I'll try the exercise again, and then bitch and moan a bit before cleaning up.  'Night, all

My posting has been a bit off, so

a large batch of data tonight.

Data points for the ladies

Why does the NRA support these people?

Vermont State Senator Jean White, who has three consecutive A-ratings from the National Rifle Association, recently took money from a powerful anti-gun group in Vermont. Other top rated politicians in Vermont have also received smaller contributions from the group, Vermont Gun Sense. 

“I did take their contribution because I do basically support their position,” White said. “What I told them is that I do support some level of background checks.”
Wonderful, isn't it?

He won't even order serious action to whack ISIL, but President Lightbringer just authorized calling up reserves to fight ebola?
...I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance, which is providing support to civilian-led humanitarian assistance and consequence management support related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak
in West Africa
The troops currently in harms way with this are getting a whole FOUR HOURS of 'how to deal with ebola' training, and the Chief Asshole wants to add this in?  Just fucking wonderful, isn't it.

Add that to naming a Democrat Party hack as the 'ebola czar'
That Obama would appoint a long-time Democratic operative with zero public health or federal administrative experience tells us everything we need to know about how Obama views the Ebola panic: Ebola is a political problem for the White House, not a public health problem for the nation.

You don’t pick a former White House staffer to run a massive public health effort if you think you have a public health problem. You pick a former White House staffer if you view this as a political problem to be managed for the remaining weeks heading into the election.

Ace also has more on the clown who supposedly would already be in charge of this, but due to people finding out about the skeletons in the closet is in hiding, thus necessitating President McHopeyChangey to appoint ANOTHER hack to 'deal' with this.
And yeah, read to the end: The company who Lurie didn't favor makes a drug being used to treat ebola. Duncan was treated with it unsuccessfully, but other people were treated with it and lived.

Instead of funding an ebola cure, Lurie shepherded a flock of federal cash to a billionaire Democrat donor for a smallpox vaccine that "has not really panned out," as Hemingway reports.
More on the clown here.

More professionalism from the Secret Service:
In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Anderson claimed that a Secret Service agent asked a police sergeant to “wave a piece of paper” in order to “dupe” the suspect into thinking officers had a warrant.

Officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department did not comply with the request, according to the police chief. Police officers ultimately determined that Secret Service agents had no legal basis to enter the resident’s home and the suspect didn’t actually threaten anyone. Fortunately, the situation was resolved without incident and law enforcement left.

In a past letter to then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and Assistant Director A.T. Smith, Anderson explained that the incident could have “escalated into a serious and/or embarrassing situation for both of our agencies” if MNPD officers complied with the Secret Service “directive.”
“I realized that I was being told, in a polite manner, to mind my own affairs,” Anderson recalled.
Apparently that oath to the Constitution doesn't carry much water for the SS nowadays.

On a happier note, ran across an ammo site; take a look, see what you think

Thursday, October 16, 2014

One more reason every ATF, DoJ, EffingBI agent and everyone else involved

in Fast & Furious belongs in a cell.
Documents obtained through a lawsuit recently issued against the City of Phoenix by government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal a weapon from the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious was used to injure two people in a 2013 gang-style assault on an apartment complex. When the incident occurred and during investigation afterward, police worked with federal law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency in the case, raising suspicions the assault wasn't simply a typical, local gang shootout and prompted questions about the details of where the weapons that were used came from.

And get this:
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General James Cole late Thursday afternoon demanding more information about why DOJ failed to inform Congress of the connection between the AK-47 used in the assault and Fast and Furious as their investigation of the lethal program continues.
followed by
Assistant Attorney General James Cole, who played a large role in the cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious, announced his resignation from DOJ today.
Naw, nothing suspicious about that at ALL, right?  Been planning it for years for now, right?

The brace is off and the stitches out,

which is a great comfort.

Good: the incision is healing as it should.
Bad: you wouldn't believe how swollen my hand is*.  And I can tell it's going to take a while to work back to normal use of the right arm.
Shut up.  You know who I'm talking to.

Yes, I have some exercises to do, carefully.  Yes, I plan on doing them that way.  But tonight, I shall be able to floss my teeth; it will be glorious.

*No, no pictures.  Getting both hands in frame would be difficult, and the incision is covered with some "Just leave them until they come off" steri-strips, so you can't see it anyway.

Yes, a knife or club will kill you just as dead

as a gun.  So will a car, or hands.  Kind of amazing how many don't understand that.

I'm not counting the slimy bastards who pretend they don't so as to make self-defenders look guilty of crime.

Where Great Britain used to be:
The National Union of Students has rejected a call to condemn militant group Isis on the grounds that the motion was “islamophobic”, in a move which has promoted campaigners to accuse the body of being in the “stranglehold” of divisive “identity politics”.
Divide & conquer bullshit.  Condemn ISIL, it means 'YOU HATE MUSLIMS!'  The stupid agree, and too many fear being called a racist*, so they won't fight it.

* I know; but it still works as a club for the progzis to beat people with.

Prosecutors in South Carolina: a more miserable bunch

of sodding assholes you will not find.

This is disgusting.  On a horrible level.  Every one of them involved in this should be horsewhipped and then removed from office.  Preferably through a high window.  That's over lots of pointy rocks.

Yeah, using a fake as your 'fracking expert'

isn't a real good idea.
First of all, the Wolf Eagle study was arranged by Alisa Rich, an environmental engineer and Ph.D holder who is an expert in the field. That would have been great except for a couple of small problems. Rich is not an engineer and does not have a Ph.D.

That is a good question.  And warning.

How to 'deal' with racial attacks: ignore, and when you can't ignore blame the victims.  When the bad guys are black, that is.  Yeah, that'll work well.

Once more from celebritutes: "WE have guns, but we don't want you to."

I should get the stitches out later today; that will make me very happy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, #317:

You raid the wrong address, take hours to figure that out, and then
Adams told FOX CT that he filled out a form to request payment from the New Haven Police Department to repair damages in his apartment from the incident. He claims the department said there was no record of the incident ever happening.
Isn't that just freaking wonderful?

Yeah, the CDC has top men

right on top of this.

Top. Men.
The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she first reported symptoms.

The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.

But- but the chemical weapon thing was a Bush/Cheney lie!

All the right people said so!
From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The American government withheld word about its discoveries even from troops it sent into harm’s way and from military doctors. The government’s secrecy, victims and participants said, prevented troops in some of the war’s most dangerous jobs from receiving proper medical care and official recognition of their wounds.
Congress, too, was only partly informed, while troops and officers were instructed to be silent or give deceptive accounts of what they had found. “ 'Nothing of significance’ is what I was ordered to say,” said Jarrod Lampier, a recently retired Army major who was present for the largest chemical weapons discovery of the war: more than 2,400 nerve-agent rockets unearthed in 2006 at a former Republican Guard compound.

Jarrod L. Taylor, a former Army sergeant on hand for the destruction of mustard shells that burned two soldiers in his infantry company, joked of “wounds that never happened” from “that stuff that didn’t exist.” The public, he said, was misled for a decade. “I love it when I hear, ‘Oh there weren’t any chemical weapons in Iraq,’ ” he said. “There were plenty.”

I've heard everything from 'There were none!' to 'Well, so  there were a few old ones, big deal.'  And none of them wanted to talk about those convoys to Syria, either.  Because "BUSH LIED!!", etc.

Also: every lawyer/politician in uniform involved in the shit listed should be fired.  Preferably from a cannon muzzle.
Rear Adm. John Kirby, spokesman for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, declined to address specific incidents detailed in the Times investigation, or to discuss the medical care and denial of medals for troops who were exposed. But he said that the military’s health care system and awards practices were under review, and that Mr. Hagel expected the services to address any shortcomings.
Yeah, just like you've 'addressed the shortcomings' of Fort Hood, right?

You'll notice the NYeffingTimes whine that The discoveries of these chemical weapons did not support the government’s invasion rationale.  With no mention that the WMD problem was ONE of EIGHTEEN reasons given for the invasion.  Because all those others don't matter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Things I'm reminded of by this arm

Typing one-handed sucks
Showering with a bag over your arm is awkward
Hard to reach some places
When you're used to wiping your butt with one hand, using the other is awkward
The sound of washing one hand: "DAMMIT!"
I had no left-hand holster
A self-loader would be easier to reload(still awkward), but the holster I was given works with a wheelgun; good thing I like them
Should one have a weak-side holster kept in reserve, just in case?
Yes, I try to do some weak-hand practice when at the range; this makes me glad I do
Paper plates can be wonderful

Unrelated, but want to mention: needed to order something from Primary Arms, and had a problem.  One e-mail and about an hour later, they fixed it.  Beats hell out of how Remington seems to do things. 
Makes me wish I had more money to spend at PA

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore #89:

you're incompetent fools who can't read addresses and try to kill the family dog. In its yard. Where you're not supposed to be.

The CDC is run by idiots, who care more about being PC than about stopping the disease.
Of course, these are also the idiots whove been spending millions on 'ban guns' and 'don't drink soda' and then whine that they don't have enough money.

The modern university:  annoy the SJWs, get accused.  They won't tell you of what, or by who, and say defending yourself is evidence of guilt, but they insist they looooove free speech...

"Nobody wants to take your guns!"  Except when they do.

Monday, October 13, 2014


From these folks

Just two things this morning

What color line do you think President Lightbringer will draw on this(assuming he even takes notice)?

Head of the EffingBI says 'people shouldn't trust the government.'  Gee, tell us something we haven't figured out.

Note that this is coming from a guy who was whining that encryption is making it harder for LE to snoop on us...

That's it.  My wrist aches, I've got a headache, and no enthusiasm.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

So trying to play half-assed 'air campaign and the Obama Coalition'

wins disaster; who could've im-
oh hell, I don't have sufficient snark or sarcasm to finish that.
America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

The US-led air attacks launched against Islamic State (also known as Isis) on 8 August in Iraq and 23 September in Syria have not worked. President Obama's plan to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State has not even begun to achieve success. In both Syria and Iraq, Isis is expanding its control rather than contracting.
And there will be more losses, and more massacres, because Dear Leader doesn't WANT to win, or actually smash ISIL; hell, I think he sympathizes with them, and doesn't care if they and the turks commit a genocide of Kurds.

And most of our suckass media will cover for him as best they can, no matter what.

'Free speech'to the CSGV means "Say what we want you to,

or we'll try  to ruin you."
Yeah, I'd imagine they'd love to play Dzerzhinsky, camps, cells and all.

So let's start treating Mexico as the hostile government it is

Oh no, couldn't possibly be a connection, noooo....
The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.

The origin could be entirely unrelated.

However,a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013.

Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.

Reading, writing, arithmetic and approved social activism; and they wonder why people think the schools are crap.

Humvee I can see, but someone explain why the hell the coroner needs any military arms for his job..
"I just wanted to protect myself," he said.
So buy a gun with your own damned money.

Why I despise the UN, Part Something:
“In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law [and] these rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations," it reminds mere “world citizens” of their place.
"Yes, you can have your freedoms, as long as they do not displease Us."