Saturday, December 06, 2014

Your feel-good story of the day:

A Swiss wildlife photographer who was held hostage by Islamic extremists for more than two years has dramatically escaped to his freedom by cutting his captor's throat with a machete.
... Today, a Philippine officer revealed how, as gunfire broke out between the two sides in the remote jungle where he was kept, the photographer began wrestling with his guard to grab the machete.

Despite being wounded on his left cheek during the attack, Mr Vinciguerra finally prised the machete from the guard's hand and managed to slit his neck.
Well done, sir!  We ever meet, the drinks are on me.

I guess they decided that insisting this one isn't a hate crime

wasn't going to fly.
According to a police report, at about 5:30 a.m., a Bosnian woman was driving on the 4600 block of Lansdowne when three black males in their late-teens to early-20s stepped in front of her vehicle.

When the woman tried to drive around them, the suspects reportedly pulled out a firearm, so she stopped the car.

After hitting her windshield with a crowbar, the suspects pulled the woman from her car, threw her on the ground and kicked her.
Police say the woman said she thought the crime was racially motivated because the suspects asked her if she was Bosnian.
Whereas the Bosnian beaten to death by some unhappy youths of colour couldn't  POSSIBLY have been a hate crime, oh no.

The 'feminists' really like the Red Queen rules, don't they?

they just love the 'Sentence first, then we'll have a trial if we're forced to' attitude.  "Just because those people were innocent is no reason not to have a hanging!  And-" Oh, hell, just read these:

Got that?  "Even if the story's fake,  you should believe her!"
"You're not still pushing a fake rape story?  VICTIM BLAMER!"
"Questioning the story makes you a TRUTHER!  And it doesn't matter if you're right, your ideology is wrong!"  Etc.

The post has more on how the "Let's really stick it to those fraternity asshole males!" gang-rape-initiation story has come apart, but I thought that demonstration of "EVEN IF IT'S A LIE YOU MUST BELIEVE!" ought to be stuck at the top here.

No, you seat those two right next to each other,

where they belong.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare’s top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week.
And Grubers' nameplate should have 'Architect of the ACA' on it. 

You may not have heard, but the "RAPE CULTURE!  FRATERNITY GANG RAPE!" story that Rolling Stone pushed has imploded.  As in "It's bullshit."  Lots of "This will make things harder for real rape victims" yelling, which is true; not one damned word to I see about the damage done to the accused by these lies.

You'll also notice that a lot of the people moaning loudest were the loudest at saying anyone questioning the story was a 'rape apologist' and other idiotic things.

Long time ago I read of a man saying that "Any time you say 'There oughta be a law!', you should think about that law being used against you by your own worst enemy, and think about whether it's a good idea after all.  This is a good way to put it:
On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the police go armed to enforce the will of the state, and if you resist, they might kill you.
Part of the problem, Husak suggests, is the growing tendency of legislatures -- including Congress -- to toss in a criminal sanction at the end of countless bills on countless subjects. It’s as though making an offense criminal shows how much we care about it.

Well, maybe so. But making an offense criminal also means that the police will go armed to enforce it. Overcriminalization matters, Husak says, because the costs of facing criminal sanction are so high and because the criminal law can no longer sort out the law-abiding from the non-law-abiding. True enough. But it also matters because -- as the Garner case reminds us -- the police might kill you.
Throw in that there are so damned many laws and regulations already that YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE BREAKING THE LAW.  The saying used to be 'Ignorance of the law is no excuse', but when there's no practical way for you TO know it, then yes, it is.

We're supposed to trust the DoJ about anything why, again?

Friday, December 05, 2014

'Twas a dark and foggy night,

so screw going somewhere and trying to avoid the drunks and fools, I'm staying here for research purposes

More on all the stuff the Pentagon gave to cop shops

... The program has doled out $5 billion in equipment since 1990. Most of it was general office and maintenance equipment – shovels, copiers, computers – but the Pentagon largesse included tactical military equipment worth more than $1.4 billion, disseminated in 203,000 transfers to about 7,500 agencies. Even after Ferguson, the program continues to chug along, transferring $28 million in tactical equipment in the past three months.

Tab clearing

Why so many hold public schools and teachers in low regard: assholes like this still have jobs.

Why so many are holding universities in such low regard: wasteful arrogant fools like this being in charge.

What the HELL is that?

Ask Smiley his opinion on the black-on-black death count in Chicago.  Or do black deaths only count if killed by a white?

Speaking of, Glenn Beck did this the other day.  That's a lot of dead people that Smiley & Co. don't seem to bothered by.

"Yes, Obamacare is a fucking mess, we should've just taken TOTAL control of healthcare!"

So, does he just expect to get away with it, or does he not realize he's lying?

Yes, it is; think the EPA cares?  They know Obama will back them no matter what.

The people of Ferguson know why their businesses were looted and burned:

Governor Nixon doesn't trust the National Guard.

At least that's the excuse he finally got around to using.

Wonder how that'll sit with people?

And notice the "Let me talk around an answer and then you go away, okay?" crap that went on, and on...

So the mess in NYEffingCity gets even more fun

There were two sergeants on the scene, neither of which seemed to do anything other than grace the mess with their presence.  And one was a black female.  AND both got immunity for testifying.  Wonderful.

From Ace:
Even ignoring the race of the sergeant, the mere fact that a superior officer (two of them, in fact) were on site and never told Pantaleo to release the hold strongly undermines claims that Pantaleo acted "recklessly." One could still make that case, but one has to now also claim that two supervising sergeants were on scene and neither one of them noticed this "reckless" behavior, either.
"You haven't paid the tax on these cigarettes!"
choked out.
"I don't think he's breathing..."
"Oh well, he should have paid the tax."

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Tab clearing, starting with the Commissar running Austin PD

After the shooting in Austin last week, our dear police chief has come up with a plan to curb future shootings, namely … tell the cops about your friends or family members who love guns.  Especially if they ‘hate’ anyone. Uh, okay.
I've heard Austin described as Moscow, TX.  Apparently this slimy clown likes the KGB model of policing.
Ah, the new shoulder patch for Austin PD:

A: Comrade Mayor demonstrating how much he cares, but not doing a damn thing about any of the idiot laws behind the problems.
B: the attitude of the CoP as to how the commoners should behave:
At the same press conference, meanwhile, de Blasio's "agent of change," Bratton, insisted New York City residents "correct their behavior" when being approached by cops, explaining that that's what democracy was.
Really?  Hearing "Know your place, peasants!" from a shit-brained official is democracy?

Reporter needs to calm down around guns; maybe take lessons from the 10-year-old she's interviewing.

Oh, and to gun bigot Barrett, your they don’t have the physical strength and necessarily the coordination to handle very, very powerful weapons statement is obviously crap.  As demonstrated by the 10-year-old.  Go get your hysteria under control.

Yeah, it doesn't give much trust in your 'Gang rape in the fraternity!!!' story when we find out this:
Erdely admits she set out to find a sexual-assault story at an elite school like UVA. She looked at lots of other colleges first, but “none of those schools felt quite right” in the words of a Washington Post profile of Erdely. But UVA, which Erdely describes in Rolling Stone as a school without a thriving “radical feminist culture seeking to upend the patriarchy,” was just right. As Worth magazine editor Richard Bradley noted last week, the whole thing seems like an adventure in confirmation bias.

And on lighter note,

From the MHI files, some of them elves are nasty buggers

"If you teabagger racist gun-nuts didn't insist that that 2nd Amendment actually means something,

then the cops would all become Officer Friendly again!  So this is all YOUR fault!"

Makes you wonder what color the sky is in his world.

Mr Williamson deals with that idiotic factually-challenged editorial in the Tallahassee Democrat.

Harshly.  Beginning with
It would help if you actually understood what you were talking about before opening your ignorant yap.

Yes, that idiot bill in Washington is as bad as feared.
So, now you have it. All those proponents of I-594 said we were alarmist and crazy for saying things like this would require a background check. Now we have word from the State of Washington that says, in essence, “You gun nuts were right about I-594 and the anti-gun people lied to get it passed.” But that is to be expected. Anti-Second Amendment people have long had a culture of deception.

Apparently being unaware that it requires a full modern factory to make guns and ammo and such, this guy makes a .577/.450 cartridge case from scratch.  And the projectile, too.
Primer and powder?  Videos and articles and books on making those, too, just look around.

Blowback's a bitch, isn't it?

The Fish & Wildlife Service made it official:

They wanted a place on the 'Agencies that are not to be trusted' list, right up there with the IRS and ATF and such:
A pro-hunting group is up in arms after obtaining emails that it says indicate that a federal official withheld critical data on lead blood levels in the California condor until after gun control advocates in the California state legislature used the iconic bird’s plight to help push through a law last year to ban lead ammunition.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation obtained the emails as part of a Freedom of Information Act request showing that John McCamman, California condor recovery coordinator for the Fish and Wildlife Service, did not make the report public until the bill was on its way to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. Mr. Brown signed the measure in October 2013.
We're back to my question: we're supposed to trust ANY of these people about ANYTHING why, again?

Mr. McCamman could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but Fish and Wildlife spokesman Scott Flaherty said that while the 18-page report, entitled “California Condor Recovery Program, Project Update and 2011 and 2012 Lead Exposure Report,” had been held back, “I’m pretty sure it was not delayed simply to withhold it from the debate.”
Such a denial!  Such a defense!  Such bullshit!

Speaking of bovine feces, Thirdpower found a fine example of the bigoted, lying, allergic-to-facts clowns we're supposed to 'compromise' with over a basic enumerated right.

Speaking of walking bovine feces, more from Josh Sugarmann
While the NRA portrays itself as protecting the ‘freedom’ of individual gun owners, it’s actually working to protect the freedom of the gun industry to manufacture and sell virtually any weapon or accessory.
I find it very telling that ‘freedom’ is in quotes.

Sugarmann has no respect for, and perhaps does not even recognize the existence of, individual freedom. If he did then he would recognize that the freedom of individual gun owners is dependent upon there being a free market offering for sale the types of firearms the individual wants.
I think he recognizes that freedom as being undesirable in his beliefs, therefore it must be destroyed.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

One of those "The Only Ones who should be allowed to carry guns", at least in Cleveland

The level of idiocy here ought to cost some people everything.
A police officer who shot a 12-year-old dead in a Cleveland park late last month had been judged unfit for police service two years earlier by a small suburban force where he worked for six months, according to records released on Wednesday.

Officer Timothy Loehmann, who killed Tamir Rice on 22 November, was specifically faulted for breaking down emotionally while handling a live gun. During a training episode at a firing range, Loehmann was reported to be "distracted and weepy" and incommunicative. "His handgun performance was dismal," deputy chief Jim Polak of the Independence, Ohio, police department wrote in an internal memo.
Bad.  REAL bad.  And gets worse:
I'll refer you to the article for information about that. As I read the Cleveland police department's replies, I see them being evasive about whether they knew about Loehmann's poor performance at the gun range and firing. They say crap like "We had no instruction" about that, or "I have not received the file" rather than straight-up denying they had any such information.

That to me is pretty much an admission that they knew.

So why did this guy get hired?
That is a real damned good question.  Since the answer is worth someones life.

No crap? Fake reports of violent crime are bad?

But Flanagan also expressed fear about what would happen if the Rolling Stone story, which has done so much to raise awareness about rape within fraternity culture, unraveled. “[I]f this turns out to be a hoax, it is going to turn the clock back on their thinking 30 years,” she said.

More broadly, Flanagan said that if the story isn't true, “it is going to cause so much trouble in the area of reforming fraternity sexual assault, I can’t even tell you.”

Well, no shit.  Journalists pushing fake stories and false reports tend to do that.  Especially with rape, when we've got SJWs calling anything they disapprove of rape.

Also, about that 'awareness of rape within fraternity culture' noise, yeah, if this story is fake it'll definitely cause a lot of 'Rape culture in fraternities?  Bullshit.' blowback.
Warning, autoplay video on the link.

Sounds like some people at the Salvation Army need introduction to a cluebat.  Or spending a few nights in a car in freezing weather with someone telling them "It's YOUR fault!"
A family in Johnson City, TN, found this out recently when, on a freezing cold night, they asked the organization for shelter. But because their family of five contained a 15-year-old boy, they were turned down. 
Lejeune says his wife, their 15 year-old son, 16 year-old daughter and five year-old son, all down on their luck, have been living in their car for the last several weeks.

So instead the family headed to their car. The temperature: 18 degrees.
Some people who actually gave a damn helped out.  A lot.  And then?  Oh yeah, it turned out freaking GREAT.
And after that, the Salvation Army did take the family in—minus the teen boy.

He's not sleeping on the streets. He's now in a mental health facility. He had a breakdown, his dad says, because he thought it was his fault the family was turned away from shelter.
Did I say cluebat?  Howzabout a bullwhip, liberal application thereof?

Next time some Democrat or leftist(is there a difference anymore?) whines about 'no money for important things!' throw this at them:
$75 per individual per day, for four months.

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, that’s how much the federal government is paying for the housing, food and needs of thousands of illegal aliens who crossed into the United States this summer, at just two military bases. The documents show that the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services has paid an eye-popping $186,129,786 to the Baptist Children and Family Services for four months of care for thousands of illegal aliens, at a time when Democrats complain of government “austerity.”

Some advice on dealing with mob attacks on your vehicle when you're inside.

Voluntarily joining the .gov list is a bad idea

Especially in Mexico.
So civilians got ticked off at being collateral damage in the open warfare that Mexico has among Drug Cartels, managed to scramble some weapons and actually made a bit of difference . The Government came along and said “Hey, you can’t do that but I am here to help you if you register with us and be an “official member” of the Rural Police!” 

Apparently the love fest is over. May it be the Government or the Drug Cartels, the members of the Self Defense groups are being targeted.

Oath Keepers have been helping people guard their businesses.  Which for some reason ticked off the cops.  So the cops are claiming "You can't do security business without a license."
Uh, guys, they're volunteers helping people.  Which the authorities haven't been doing in too many cases.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Because faking rape threats is good, if you're a SJW (pic updated)

who was offended by something, and wants to push diversity.

Your weird variety of it, that is.

Your "Judge who should lose that black robe" for the day: New Britain Superior Court judge Stephen Frazzini
...ordered an injunction against the Connecticut Law Tribune barring it from publishing an article based on a public court document:
Frazzini's oral ruling is currently sealed, but Klau said he is working to have it unsealed. "I am actually under a restraining order about what I can tell my own client.
This is bullshit.  Utter and decayed bullshit.

Speaking of utter bullshit, lady has a page on Book of face called Communism Kills.  She passed on a limerick that is less than respectful of the deceased thug in Ferguson*, and the SJWs went apeshit.  Death threats, rape threats, arson threats, the works.  Over a friggin' limerick.
Because nothing says 'justice' like hoping for the rape and death of a woman and her mother over a friggin' limerick they didn't even write.
Pic update: we'll see if this one enlarges

*Yes, I know, calling him a thug is supposed to make you a racist too.

You expect most of the media to actually REPORT on stuff like this

that makes various protected persons look bad?
1) The report primarily absolves the IC of failure and wrongdoing, not the State Department, Department of Defense or executive branch

2) There was no intelligence failure, if you consider finding no evidence of a potential attack a success

3) The failures of Benghazi in fact lay squarely at the feet of the State Department, according to the report

4) The report attempts to deny U.S. facilitation of weapons transfers from Libya to Syria via Benghazi, but leaves a significant amount of yet unquestioned wiggle room

5) The report continues to say that President Obama referred to Benghazi as a terrorist attack from the very beginning, on Sept. 12, 2012 in the Rose Garden
That's half of what's in the story.

Directly connected: Why IS Petraeus still being investigated?  Insty thinks to keep him quiet; wouldn't surprise me.

How about a federal civil rights law protecting citizens forced to resort to self-help from interference by local authorities?

Monday, December 01, 2014

For some reason I'm supposed to care what Chris Rock thinks

about, well, anything.  In particular collective-guilt crap like this:
It’s about white people adjusting to a new reality?
Owning their actions. Not even their actions. The actions of your dad. Yeah, it’s unfair that you can get judged by something you didn’t do, but it’s also unfair that you can inherit money that you didn’t work for.
Well, wonder if he's going to donate every penny somewhere when he dies so any kids or family get none of it, since they didn't work for it?

And he can take that collective-guilt crap and shove it; that bullshit is- well, bullshit.

Some of the history we're not supposed to pay attention to

A new study suggests that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780 – a far greater number than had ever been estimated before.
Most other accounts of slavery along the Barbary coast didn’t try to estimate the number of slaves, or only looked at the number of slaves in particular cities, Davis said. Most previously estimated slave counts have thus tended to be in the thousands, or at most in the tens of thousands. Davis, by contrast, has calculated that between 1 million and 1.25 million European Christians were captured and forced to work in North Africa from the 16th to 18th centuries.
Gee, why might this be a surprise?
Davis said the vast scope of slavery in North Africa has been ignored and minimized, in large part because it is on no one’s agenda to discuss what happened.

The enslavement of Europeans doesn’t fit the general theme of European world conquest and colonialism that is central to scholarship on the early modern era, he said. Many of the countries that were victims of slavery, such as France and Spain, would later conquer and colonize the areas of North Africa where their citizens were once held as slaves. Maybe because of this history, Western scholars have thought of the Europeans primarily as “evil colonialists” and not as the victims they sometimes were, Davis said.

The sheriff of Milwaukee County isn't very fond of our noble AG,

or Sharpton, or a lot of those similar clowns.
“To come and exploit that situation, and instead of coming into help and restore calm, poured gas on that fire with some of their inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric.. [Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Claire McCaskill, both Democrats] threw law enforcement under the bus for political expediency”…

“I expected that from Governor Nixon. I expected that from Claire McCaskell. Those are nothing but two-bit politicians… but I did not expect that from Eric Holder, who calls himself a law enforcement officer”…

As to Holders' "I am a poor, abused-by-the-cops black man" routine,
“Wait a minute. Mr. Attorney General, if you felt those officers had violated your Fourth Amendment, and you’re a federal prosecutor, and you didn’t say anything at the time? On behalf of everybody in the United States, you could have done something if you felt that. You could have made a complaint–because all of us kind of realize in law enforcement, right, we testify–what do they say in court? If you didn’t write it down, if you didn’t report it, it didn’t happen.”

“Really, Mr. Attorney General? You didn’t report it then. You didn’t write it down. But you’re telling us some 10-15 years later for self-serving purposes. I thought, ‘Why did you do that?’ You insulted every law enforcement officer, every man and woman who puts on that badge and uniform everyday, risks their lives in service to their community.”

Yeah, I'd imagine a bunch of these businesses won't rebuild there.  And next year a bunch of the dirtbags involved in running them off will be whining "There's no stores around here anymore!"  And blaming it on racism.

Now reciting some facts that don't fit the Preferred Narrative™ is 'relitigating the death'.  According to a bunch of PC-at-any-cost talking heads.

There was an argument on bookface about "What to do if people make you stop

in a demonstration/riot situation", opinions ranging from 'show restraint and avoid hurting people' to 'drive, if they're too stupid to get out of the way that's their problem'.  Crap like this makes you lean toward the 'DRIVE' option:
Police said Begic was in his vehicle in the 4200 block of Itaska about 1:15 a.m. when several juveniles approached on foot and began damaging it. Begic got out and the juveniles began yelling at him and striking him with hammers. Two male juveniles, 16 and 15, were taken into custody.
No other details, but what do you want to bet one or more was standing in front of the car, and he didn't want to run over them?

And if he had run over one of them, Sharpton and Holder and ever other race-baiting bastard out there would be howling for his blood.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Write a book and make comments on a non-PC subject,

wind up having to sell your Nobel Prize.
James Watson, the world-famous biologist who was shunned by the scientific community after linking intelligence to race, said he is selling his Nobel Prize because he is short of money after being made a pariah.
Mind you, I'd think wanting to buy a painting would be a lesser concern, but at his age might well figure it's one last indulgence.

What?  The EPA is playing games and hiding data?
Anybody surprised?

The great thing about Obama’s TelePrompter is that when he stops reading from it, he slips up and tells the truth.

"You will give us money for a trip and your kids will do this, or we'll label them as 'racists' for the rest of their lives."
Sounds like a very appropriate time for tar and feathers.