Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tab clearing

Monday’s Washington Post featured a PostEverything commentary titled, “I’m an evangelical preacher. You can’t be pro-life and pro-gun.” The subhead is “The American obsession with guns just doesn’t square with biblical teaching.”
The basic response is 'Bullshit.'  Mr. Kopel fills that out a bit.

Salon gleefully posts article that 'Muslims in Texas are being terrified!' after a mosque was set on fire.
Turns out arsonist was a member of the mosque.
Article disappears.
"Oh no, it was just reverted to draft so we could edit it!"
At this point I wouldn't believe Salon if they said Obama was President.  So I still lean toward 'You took it down?  Crap, do you realize how that looks?  Change it suitably and put it back up!'

Another response to "We should license guns like we do cars!"

More video of that squid
Which must've been feeling very tolerant.  And not hungry.

Top 30 cities in the US so far as murder rate; guess what party politicians are mayor in most of them?

Yeah, Sweden is in deep poop.

ANN COULTER: This is a really important story. And I so love that you're pitching it just as a Clinton sex scandal, but it is so much more than that. And it's appalling that the only place that covered it last night -- I watched TV, every station -- was Megyn Kelly. God bless her. At least we got it out there. This is not just a Clinton sex scandal; this is the elites getting cozy and covering up and protecting one another. It also involves the Bush administration, it involves Ken Starr, the lawyers for Epstein.

Also from Miguel, what he thinks the SJWs and gun bigots/hoplophobes may try next year.  Including this:
Expect the Opposition to SWAT you. I wish I could say that people like CSGV have reconsidered their attitudes, but frankly I think we are going to see an increase in SAWTting cases. CSGV in particular has been invaded by the Social Justice Warriors and they hate you and cops; getting both sides to shoot and kill each other is the perfect Birthday/Easter/Christmas gift. Texas, you are going to be a particular target for at least the first three months.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Didn't you listen to Napolitano a few years ago?

The border is more secure than ever! So stop these silly worries.

Besides, when some do get in and commit some atrocity, we'll use it to claim we need more guns laws."

Yes, I do think that's how a bunch of these bastards think.

Just a very unusual occurance, or...

The Beginning?

On the subject of "Which?", Death is on vacation,
or Rincewind is on a boat up ahead?

The 'Justice' Department strikes again

Federal prosecutors have decided not to press criminal charges against two former executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain.
They've let ATF brass and the former AG and a bunch of others off, why would they start actually charging the bastards now?

But we can trust them to be unbiased and fair, etc.  Just like the IRS.

While whiny social justice bitches scream about 'the legacy of slavery' and 'war on women' and such here, they're either ignoring or making excuses for this:
Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females.

The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State's previous known utterances on slavery, a leading Islamic State scholar said. It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the rape of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.

Californicated has officially told every employer that a high school diploma from that state means shit.  That may not be their intention, but that's the outcome.
SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004;

"But the NSA can be trusted not to read our mail and such!"
I imagine some congresscritters(many of them backstabbing bastards themselves) are a bit upset about this.  As if that oathbreaker in the Oval Office. cares.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It being a natural beastie(I'm assuming) there'd be no PUFF,

but it'd be something real interesting to find.
One such series of events that I remember vividly to this day, were a series of reports of 'flying monsters' that came out of Texas in our nation's Bicentennial year (1976).

Sounds more and more like Bill Gates needs his 'upgrades' shoved up his ass.

Our last nasty weather, in my area, was 'Rain like hell, then sleet/snow/freezing rain'.  Not nearly as much ice as last time, happily.  But go west and it got worse, and west of that snowed like hell.  East of here, record rainfall, which means flooding all over.

December in Oklahoma.

Glad as I was the ice didn't get too bad, I was also glad of not much snow; trying to shovel the stuff with one arm isn't fun.

Shoulder's improving, but every time the weather shifts the ache sets in again(though not as badly as before).  I'm going to be real glad to see spring for another reason this year.

Awww, is the poor widdle muslums offended? Updated

Muslim prisoners in Michigan filed a lawsuit against Pamela Geller for “wearing a Poke a Dot Bikini In Front of our eyes. We are offended.” They demanded their freedom claiming their civil rights were violated. This Islamic supremacism is one and the same shared by the Muslim shooters at our free speech event in Garland, at the Christmas party in San Bernardino, the Paris concert hall, the jihad against Israel, the 9/11 terror attacks, and on and on. Same motive, same piety.
Yes, there will be a response to this later.

Wouldn't surprise me.
Prediction: I’ll put the odds at 75% that we learn of an important Clinton health issue before the general election. That estimate is based on my own track record of guessing things about people without the benefit of knowing why. I think Trump is picking up the same vibe. He has already questioned Clinton’s “stamina.”
There's been concern about it for quite a while.  Question is, is she planning to raise lots of money and then announce as her reason for dropping out, or does she think she can- with the help of lapdog media- manage to hide it?

Update: for the offended
Screw you

Monday, December 28, 2015

My new contribution to the 'Point-shooting sucks and will get you killed!' noise:

“Jelly” Bryce, one of the greatest police gunfighters of the first half of the 20th century, was famous for his point-shooting skills. He killed many an armed criminal firing that way. Being able to fire and hit without the sights in a perfect sight picture is, without question, a useful survival skill. As with so many elements of gunfight survival, it’s not a question of this or that—it’s a mandate for this and that.
That's from Ayoob.  Now go tell him he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Also: things to do after the shooting ends.

(Yeah, I think I've posted these before: they're worth pointing to again)

Walked outside right at sunset,

and the sun and trees and ice were doing this

And for once I figured out the right setting

This isn't simply bullshit; this is DANGEROUS bullshit,

because one of two things will happen:
Someone else will get hurt- or killed- trying to cover for what she can't do, or
They'll try to keep her out of actual firefighting because the brass know she can't do the job, and-again- someone else will have to try to cover for their being shorthanded.  And what'll THAT do to morale?

And if someone winds up crippled, or killed, Comrade Mayor and his minions will do all they can to cover it up.  Because nothing counts more than filling their 'minority' list, and if it takes unqualified people to do it, well, that's just fine.  It'll almost certainly be some white male who pays the price, and they don't give a rats ass about them.

Paglia is an interesting sort; she'll vote for people like Obama and wants to vote for Sanders even after noting their, ah, shortcomings.  But she also comes out with things like this:
Paglia: ‘Rape culture’ is a ridiculous term – mere gassy propaganda, too rankly bloated to critique. Anyone who sees sex so simplistically has very little sense of world history, anthropology or basic psychology. I feel very sorry for women who have been seduced by this hyper-politicised, victim-centered rhetoric, because in clinging to such superficial, inflammatory phrases, they have renounced their own power and agency.
Which drives the socialists and "We must be protected!" feminists up the walls.

Piece by Kipling I'd not seen before.  Truly there's nothing new under the sun.
“THIS is the State above the Law.
    The State exists for the State alone.”
[This is a gland at the back of the jaw,
    And an answering lump by the collar-bone.
“There is neither Evil nor Good in life
    Except as the needs of the State ordain.”
[Since it is rather too late for the knife,
    All we can do is to mask the pain.

Using cash annoys the socialists;

one more reason to keep some handy.
They also are worried that paper money inhibits the government’s ability to “stimulate” the economy with artificially low interest rates. Simply stated, they’ve already pushed interest rates close to zero and haven’t gotten the desired effect of more growth, so the thinking in official circles is that if you could implement negative interest rates, people could be pushed to be good little Keynesians because any money they have in their accounts would be losing value.
…authorities would do well to consider the arguments for phasing out their use as another “barbarous relic”…even a little physical currency can cause a lot of distortion to the economic system. The existence of cash — a bearer instrument with a zero interest rate — limits central banks’ ability to stimulate a depressed economy.
Control.  Just like with guns, it's ALWAYS about control.  Cash limits their control over you, so they'd like(VERY much) to get rid of it.

One of the winning quotes:
Citi’s Willem Buiter looks at this problem, which is known as the effective lower bound (ELB) on nominal interest rates. …the ELB only exists at all due to the existence of cash, which is a bearer instrument that pays zero nominal rates. Why have your money on deposit at a negative rate that reduces your wealth when you can have it in cash and suffer no reduction? Cash therefore gives people an easy and effective way of avoiding negative nominal rates. …Buiter’s solution to cash’s ability to allow people to avoid negative deposit rates is to abolish cash altogether.
I'd say Buiter needs to be added to the list of future tree or lamppost ornaments.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I have absolutely no desire to write about anything this morning.

Bit short on sleep, just dragging and no interest.  See you later.

I will leave you with these:

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Once again, the weather makes it nice to hit the books

as it were

Seems like believing the initial reports of a hate crime

is a bad mistake; because so many of them are fake.
The mosque attack in California this week is not any different from what we have come to expect. It was done by a Muslim. And this is the second time this week that an attack on a mosque was discovered to be committed by a Muslim or Muslims.

It's official: these people are either bloody insane, or have no damned idea what this would mean*.
In light of this reality, someone really needs to ask the AP's Karl Ritter how much Kool-Aid he had to drink before he informed readers on Thursday morning that the "PARIS CLIMATE GOALS MEAN EMISSIONS NEED TO DROP BELOW ZERO" — and then attempted to take that goal seriously.
Idiots.  Bloody FOOLS.

Know that saying about 'that awkward time when it's too early to start shooting the bastards'?  Well, it may be too early(maybe too late) to shoot them, but I get the feeling it's time to start hanging some of them.  Starting with the IRS and the idiots who passed this stinking pile of garbage.

Ok, maybe a lot of them.

*Yes, it's possible that they know and don't care.  Because they think it won't really affect them.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Ho, ho, ho

and Merry Christmas to you all