Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tonight, I just feel like researching the subject a bit more

Sorry, ladies, not much here for most of you, but I'll keep looking

Yes the bread came out well, and the headache's down, so:

From the Pen of Theodore Dalrymple:
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.  
Found at Mr. Wright's place

An idea about how that 'Attkisson is out of control!  Go yell to her boss!' e-mail came out:
A reader writes with a theory:
The reason that this reference to Sharyl Attkisson made it into this document dump is that her name was mis-spelled (Sharryl rather than Sharyl). There are assuredly more emails about this that were searched for and deliberately withheld. They apparently did not search for this particular mis-spelling of her name.
Bingo. I think he is right. Someone at DOJ systematically searched for references to Sharyl Attkisson and pulled out all emails where DOJ and White House personnel were talking about her and, as we now know, how to block her Fast and Furious investigation. A single email, which gave away the game, slipped through because her name was mis-spelled.

Speaking of PC bullshit,

Don’t drink so much. "Stop victim-blaming."
Watch your drink. "Stop victim-blaming."
Walk in well-lit areas at night. "Stop victim-blaming."

It's rainy/stormy outside

and I've got a headache.  I'm going to put some soda bread in the oven.

More later, if I survive.  Or want to.  Or something.

Friday, November 21, 2014

It being a cloudy, damp night outside

makes it a wonderful time for a little research

Special rules for special people

Especially special people who work for the government.

One thing in particular in the story strikes me:
“One employee pled guilty to engaging in a criminal conflict of interest for accessing taxpayer information for the purpose of conducting a private tax and accounting business,” TIGTA said.
...criminal conflict of interest...?  I thought it was flat criminal to access taxpayer information for non-IRS purposes, so where's the charges for that?

Oh yeah, I forgot: special people.

Well, isn't that cheerful news at the start of winter?
The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command admitted Thursday China can shut down the U.S. power grid, Fox News and the Associated Press reported. Admiral Michael Rogers made “the grim forecast” before the House Intelligence Committee, confirming what has been “widely known” but never officially owned up to, the report noted.

“Rogers said he believed China along with ‘one or two’ other countries had the capability to successfully launch a cyber-attack that could shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States,” the report noted. “U.S. adversaries are performing electronic ‘reconnaissance,’ on a regular basis so that they can be in a position to attack the industrial control systems that run everything from chemical facilities to water treatment plants.”
Wonder if this came up while The Lightbringer was kissing the PRC ass a few days ago?

On a Friday. Right after his "I Am The Law" announcent

to draw attention.
Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.
And I wonder how much editing or "Oh, this one's unrecoverable" has gone on during those five months?

The ethics of CBS News, that oathbreaker in the Oval Office, and Eric Holder

In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson.

Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Schultz also told Schmaler that he was working with reporter Susan Davis, then at the National Journal, to target Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA). Issa led the House investigation into Fast and Furious. Davis now works at USA Today. In the email chain, Schultz tells Schmaler that he would provide Davis with “leaks.”

Davis wrote a critical piece on Issa a few weeks later

Wonder if most of the media will report on this?  Or will it go into a memory hold because 'it's really bad for the President and the AG'.  After all, it's only the DoJ and White House getting some of that media to stomp on a reporter for being 'out of control' and actually REPORTING...

Yeah, notice that wording, Attkisson was 'out of control' because she was actually doing her job.  And those journalists at CBS shut her down.  Real journalists, they are.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Awww, the Turk PM is all pissed-off because we made fun of him

and his 'MUSLIMS discovered the Americas!' line.

Erdogan, a pious Muslim who has been in power for more than a decade... Don't you love it?  Bigshot in the Muslim Brotherhood is merely being a 'pious Muslim'.

The people who hate the future(unless it involves them running the world and us staying on the ground) really dislike that movie:
CC, my eyes on Twitter, sent me the Puffington Host’s scathing view of the movie:
“Let’s create cinematic masterworks that exhort us to cherish the planet we have, and all the wonders upon it, rather than jettison it in favor of new turf to kill.”

Note the double whammy of “let’s not dream of bigger things” and “all humans do is kill.” And note the smug self-satisfaction with it.
SSS is what they do best, Sarah.

"Free speech?  Only if we like what you say."
'Higher Education' seems to have a great overabundance of whiny, victim-centered little pussies who think hearing an idea they don't agree with from someone not of a suitable victim class will 'threaten their mental safety'.

Hey, cupcakes, you're showing your true mask; it's not Guy Fawkes, it's Stalin.

Patriarchy, it's what's for survival!

Yes, our President is now officially an oathbreaking bastard who ought to be impeached.  The Stupid Party leadership doesn't have the balls or ethics to do that, so we'll see what they do try.

Yes, you bastards, we're watching you.  You're on our last nerve.

Here's a garden I'd like to see

Everything can kill you.

So UCLA has a large population of delicate,

hysterical idiots who find 'microaggressions' in their punctuation being corrected.

And the administration is busy sucking up to them, so as to seem properly sensitive and caring and PC-racist.

And in a few years the whiny pussies will be wondering why they can't find suitable employment for their Bullshit-Studies degrees.  And the administration will wonder why the students who actually studied a field there's a demand for laugh when they ask them for money.

Foreign students are particularly shell-shocked by the school’s climate. “The Asians are just terrified,” says a recent graduate. “They walk into this hyper-racialized environment and have no idea what’s going on. Their attitude in class is: ‘I don’t want to talk. Please don’t make me talk!’ ”
We know what's going on; we don't like it either.  

My, isn't that interesting?

CBS, NBC and ABC were not asked to air President Barack Obama’s primetime announcement on immigration policy, CNN media reporter Brian Stelter reported Wednesday.

Univision however, will air the speech, as will cable news channels.
Gee, I wonder why...

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn warns there could be not only a political firestorm but acts of civil disobedience and even violence in reaction to President Obama's executive order on immigration Thursday.

"The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it's going to be a very serious situation," Coburn said on Capital Download. "You're going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. ... You could see violence."

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yes, Obama and Gruber and all the rest of them lied.

Over and over and over.
White House officials had no comment, despite repeated requests by CNN.
Gee, I wonder why?

I just found out what's happening to my insurance next year; 'You'll save $2500 a year!' my ass.

Finally, a prosecutor actually pays a price

for being an unethical, corrupt bastard.

Problem is, the sentence is a joke.

At least it's a start.

The second thing I’d like to highlight is that it took four (or five; I’ve read differing accounts) full days after Dr. Salia first showed ebola symptoms for his blood test to become positive for the disease. By that time he was extremely sick indeed. The loss of those days of possible treatment here may have made a big difference.
It also means he could've been spreading it for days after clearing the first test.  Doesn't give confidence in the 'check people at the airport' crap, does it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you shoot .303, this is a great price

for as long as it lasts: 480 rounds of Greek HXP for $190 plus shipping

Ref the Border Patrol rifle mess,

part II over at Gunnuts.  Which includes this:
“Most of the rifles were deadlined due to “bent barrels” according to the inspectors.  Most of the deadlined rifles were under five years old and all of them had recently passed a qualification”
“Rifles with very dirty chambers are either being deadlined or are going to be re-barreled due to the amount of time required to clean the chamber as well as the hazmat issue (they treat lead and gunpowder residue like it is kryptonite).”
“It seems odd to me that parts are already “wearing out” at 800 rounds. They can try and blame a lack of agent maintenance/neglect, but regardless if the weapon was not cleaned at all within 800 rounds, parts should not already be worn/broken.”
Considering the number of AR variants that have been fired for thousands of rounds with no cleaning, just a little lube as needed, that keep going like the Energizer rabbit, how the hell could stuff be worn out at 800?  Either a lot of substandard parts, or bullshit.  And some of the rest of this is just as disturbing.

And they say it again: you don't object to Obamacare on matters of principal

or practicality, oh no: you object because you're EVIL.

It should also be noted that Gruber has weighed in on firearms: he doesn't like the commoners having them, and he really dislikes said commoners having organizations that make their views known in a manner that works.

Anybody surprised?

I should note that, to be properly demonstrative

of my patriarchal cismale gendernormative fascism, I've decided to let the beard grow*.  Since the SJWs have declared beards to be a promotion of 'toxic masculinity' and such, it's practically required that a gun-owning knife-sharpening unapproved-book-reading non-pc-language-using male bastard such as myself grow one.

I shall have to keep a wary eye on this process; according to the batshit-crazy leftists-'feminists' SJWs this process is bound to cause me to look for opportunities to loot, oppress, and generally commit cultural appropriation on the helpless denizens of other cultures; any ideas what warning signs to watch for, so I can properly encourage the tendencies?

*Had one years ago; be interesting to see how it comes back in.

"He was never on our staff! Who is

this Gruber guy?"
Ah, he's the slimy little bastard you personally worked with to pass this crappile.
Unfortunately for Barack Obama – White House records show that Gruber met with Obama in the Oval Office to formulate the Cadillac Tax scheme. Gruber said this in a Frontline interview and White House records show the meeting took place.

There’s even video of Jonathan Gruber admitting he met with Obama in the White House to discuss Obamacare.

Obama also released campaign ads with Jonathan Gruber. Gruber starred in the ad.

And Daily Kos used to think he was just wonderful, and documented a lot of his involvement.

Most of the media's going to help all it can, but they're going to have a hard time with lying about this and getting away with it.

Oh yes, Bateman is back at it.  Because feelings.  And- hell, just go read it.  Goes to CJ, not to Esquire.

Ok, this is awesome.  And in Illinois of all places.
In what was one of their most epic displays of political crime-fighting, which was captured on video, Allen and Kraft held the entire Clark County Park District Board under citizen’s arrest on May 13, 2014, for violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act, a Class C misdemeanor.
And no, it was not a publicity stunt.
 “It’s not that they should have. They’re mandated to,” Parsley said. “The people need to have their voice. It’s not a dictatorship. It’s a democracy.”

 The sheriff arrested six of the board members. The seventh board member was not arrested because he voted against the other members. As they were escorted out of the building, the crowd cheered.

The Racine, WI SWAT team.  Incompetent, violent thugs, just like to kill something, or what?
And of COURSE the chief is defending them.
Here's the vicious beast they shot

Now HERE'S an answer to the SJWs:
If I land a space ship going millions of miles an hour on a rock going millions of miles an hour, y’all are lucky if I wear pants.
— Larry Correia

Unlike Tam, I don't have a deadline to meet

so I'm not going to grace the range with my presence today.  Yeah, H&H is indoors, but with the ventilation system 26F outside is pretty chilly inside.  And the hand is still stiff enough without adding that in.

Yes, improvement is occurring but it's still not fun right-handed.  I've been doing some right-handed dry-firing, and it's interesting: aside from occasional 'grabs' in the wrist/lower hand a revolver isn't bad, but a 1911... for some reason that slim grip, the combination of squeezing grip and working trigger finger isn't fun at all.  The original problem had the surgery for is much better, but some of the side-effects I could do without.

Tam's situation made me remember, some of the finest rifle shooting with iron sights I've ever done was on a fairly miserable day: cool, light mist falling.  Overcast when I left the house, the wet started a few minutes before I arrived, and the only reason I didn't turn around and go home was the distance("I drove this far, dammit, I'm going to shoot!").  There was one guy there when I arrived, I'd been about fifteen minutes and it'd started misting harder when he looked around and said "This has just taken all the fun out of this" and loaded up.

I had an old Turk Mauser I'd bought for a project(story to come later) and wanted to try out after the latest change; that sucker was shooting like it had guided bullets that day.  Worth it, even if I did have to strip and dry and oil everything I fired that day.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hmmm... first they 'borrow' a bunch of our money to build this place,

now they want a grant of OUR money to pay back the loan.  AND they're not generating the power they said they would.  AND they're still frying birds(wonder just how many).

And who are they?
The Ivanpah solar electric generating plant is owned by Google and renewable energy giant NRG, which are responsible for paying off their federal loan. If approved by the U.S. Treasury, the two corporations will not use their own money, but taxpayer cash to pay off 30 percent of the cost of their plant, but taxpayers will receive none of the millions in revenues the plant will generate over the next 30 years.
'Don't be evil' my ass.

But since then the plant has not lived up to its clean energy promise. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the plant produced only about a quarter of the power it's supposed to, a disappointing 254,263 megawatt-hours of electricity from January through August, not the million megawatt-hours it promised.

A NRG spokesman blamed the weather, saying the sun didn't shine as often as years of studies predicted. However by the four-year mark, NRG has "every confidence that the plant will function as anticipated for the life of the facility,"according to the company.
'The sun didn't shine enough'.  In the freakin' desert.

...will function as anticipated...  Makes you wonder just who anticipated, and what, doesn't it?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I decided to make the bread anyway

The smell is now adding a fine quality to the air in the house.  And there's butter waiting for when it leaves the oven.

And yes, it is snowing out there.

Progress has been made

I was able to use the press to resize/deprime about a hundred cases last night, with no problems.  It not nominal, but the hand/wrist situation has improved.

Followup appointment last week, short version: "The elbow is doing great, now do these stretches for the next month because the wrist/hand shouldn't still be this way."  No shit?

So I'm doing them three times a day, and this better help.  There's stuff I want to do that this makes difficult, plus shooting right-handed with a pistol is still not fun.  Rifles better, though depending on the grip it's not the best, either.

In other news, having been looking around for a barrel(if I can do the AR-10 project), I have discovered that being told " 'X' will make a barrel for anything you want" isn't a true statement.  More digging required.

Today, the plan is to attempt to get this room and worktable cleaned up and a bit more organized.  Especially since the forecast is still for 1-3" of snow and strong winds.  Yuck.

In other news, because I need to get started on this, some friggin' idiots decided to lie and claim that Insty 'sent his flying monkeys to attack Rose Eveleth for being a nasty bitch'(yes, that's my wording on it).  It has been pointed out that publicly lying about and accusing a law professor of stuff he didn't do is not an optimal thing to do.  Some of the accusers, when called on this bullshit, backed off a bit, apparently realizing they weren't going to get away with it.  And probably hoping "We got our lie out in public, and maybe we can damage him, and that's what counts!"
Add this to Larry Correias' 'Why I hate Social Justice Warriors' list.

I was just about to say "I am going to make time to turn out a loaf of banana bread", but I just checked and I'm almost out of pecans.  And it's not the same without them.  Dammit, may have to run out before the white stuff starts coming down.