Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Work and study is never done...

The logical extension of this idiocy is "Hey, if we throw everyone accused in jail,

we're sure to get the right one!  Better to jail a bunch of innocents than miss the guilty, right?"

You think I'm kidding?  Colorado Rep. Jared Polis(D Asshole)
"I mean, if there's 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people," Polis said. "We're not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we're talking about their transfer to another university."
Yeah, who cares if we destroy their situation?  Who cares if they get labeled as rapists?  Who cares what happens to them, long as we- maybe- get someone who's guilty?

I need to get those bumper stickers made.

Some more information on the biker shootings in Waco,

including some autopsy results.  Includes some other links, and to say some of it doesn't look good for the LE involved just might be an understatement.

Ah, Mexico: where the .gov won't protect you from the cartels and other open criminals, and damn sure does not want you to protect yourself.

The cops are openly admitting it was a racial attack, which is a step forward.

I've got a set of Caldwell electronic muffs I bought a few years ago*. They still work, but the pads on the ear cups were starting to crack. Badly.  So I dug around and found the web page for the company and asked "Do you have replacements, and if so how much?"

Message back, which included a picture: "Look like these? If so, we have them."

My response: "That's them."

Their response: "We'll send you a pair."

Came in yesterday, fit perfectly. Customer service, it's a wonderful thing.

*No, they're not as fast-acting as, say, Peltor.  They work.

To all the clowns out there who really wish we'd forget

Thursday, September 10, 2015

From the GFW land where Great Britain used to be:

“Internal police documents seen by UK Shooting News have revealed that police firearms licensing employees want to ban: .22 semi-autos; magazine-fed shotguns; all 50-cals; section 2 certificates; free 1-for-1 variations; old spec deactivated firearms; antique firearms; and appeals to courts against police decisions.
“Domestic extremism” is a good enough reason for police figures to demand all semi-autos, firearms and shotguns alike be banned.(sounds like the CSGV, doesn't it?)
Airguns. Despite the police officially rejecting the Scottish Nationalist proposal to make airguns licensable – which since passed – the author of this document appears to have lost touch with his comrades, blandly stating that“further restrictions should be placed on such weapons.”
Old-spec de-acts. The police want to make all pre-1995 de-activated firearms illegal by making the 1995 standard mandatory. This would be hugely costly and criminalise tens of thousands of people across the country for absolutely no good reason – although it would produce a rich seam of arrestable people, who otherwise did no wrong, that could be mined for years to come.
Antiques. As previously discussed on UKSN, the police want to bring in licensing of antiques through the back door by forcing antiques dealers to keep records of customers and making them sign declarations.
And, to push this even further down the "Rights?  You have what we allow you" hole,
New powers of entry without warrant. Chief constables, says the police author, should be able to suspend a certificate pending investigation. This, if you knew nothing about how the licensing system operates, appears reasonable. “Such a suspension should carry a power of entry without warrant in order to seize the certificates and any firearms held by virtue of them,” writes the police employee, who brazenly goes on to state that the suspension should be for a fixed term of six months renewable for another six months through an internal police self-authorisation process.
Abolishing court appeals is one of the more offensive suggestions on the list. While both police and public know that the cost of a court appeal starts from five figures and increases exponentially, it looks as if they are not only fishing for hugely intrusive and disruptive powers to target the licensed firearms community but they also want to pull the ladder up to ensure that courts which make binding decisions on the law which the police are forced to obey no longer play a part in firearms licensing.
This is what the police have become in Britain.  John Peel must be trying to crawl out of his grave and go through police stations kicking people in the ass to try to jump-start their brains.

Let's see... "We don't have ENOUGH power over the commoners, so let's do all this, AND take away their ability to appeal to a court; that's so expensive most people can't even try, but why leave them the option?

And why should we need a warrant to violate their home?"
Do these assholes even know who Peel was?  Or just not care?

Finally somebody is officially asking

A new lawsuit is demanding that the State Department explain how Hillary Clinton's private attorney, David Kendall, got permission from the State Department to retain copies of Clinton's emails after the agency determined some of them were classified.
And they'll play games and defy orders and otherwise drag this out as long as possible.  Which ought to result in State Department people in jail, but probably won't.

And finally, someone starts this ball rolling: Get the name of this racist off the courthouse!
Hey, they're digging bones out of cemetaries, so why should Byrd get a pass?

My, my, you'd think the administration was lying about job numbers...
The chart is especially important because what it shows for just the month of August will be enough to provide the Trump – and every other – campaign with enough soundbites and pivot points to last it for weeks on end: namely, that in August a whopping 698,000 native-born Americans lost their job. This drop was offset by 204,000 foreign-born Americans, who got a job in the month of August.

What, anyone expects truth, or honor, from these people?

House Democrats pushing what they call the “Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2015″ are stooping to outright lies in order to fabricate a need for their legislation.
The bill is ironically offered by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), who has done everything in his power to assist the Obama Administration’s stonewalling of the House Oversight Commitee’s investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, one of up to ten gun-walking plots carried out by Obama’s Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
The gentleman at Sipsey Street started referring to him as Bloody-Hands Cummings, due to his apparent lack of care for how many people died due to ATF actions, his only concern seeming to be protecting ATF and Holder from actually paying any price for said actions.

You'll notice Cummings & Co. and ATF are now saying
In March, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms reported that more than 100,000 guns were recovered in Mexico and submitted for tracing from 2009 to 2014.  Of those, 70% originated in the United States.
So they're down from "90% of cartel guns come from the US!"  Still full of shit, but I guess they decided they couldn't sell the larger number anymore.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Europe, you're running out of time. Rapidly.

  • One migrant was asked why he doesn't want to stay in Hungary. He replied: "[Hungary is] not giving us like in Germany... a house, money..."
  • "It's not 150,000 migrants coming that some want to divide according to quotas, it's not 500,000, a figure that I heard in Brussels, it's millions, then tens of millions, because the supply of immigrants is endless." — Viktor Orb├ín, Prime Minister of Hungary.
In Bulgaria, a search of five Albanian men trying to cross the border revealed that they were carrying Islamic State propaganda, including videos of decapitations.
If at least some of this gets stopped in time, it may only be railcars or trucks taking them to ports to be shipped home; if not in time...

Said it before: at some point the French(for one) are going to remember who Charles Martel was, and why he was called The Hammer and almost worshipped.  Hopefully before the current version of the Ottoman Empire makes it to Vienna in force again.

It's like Jeb Bush said to himself "How can I make a bunch of people say

"HELL no, I'm not voting for him!" ?"
COLBERT: Well, the right to have an individual firearm to protect yourself is a national document, in the Constitution, so shouldn’t that also be applied national —

BUSH: No. Not necessarily… There’s a 10th amendment to our country, the Bill of Rights has a 10th amendment that says powers are given to the states to create policy, and the federal government is not the end all and be all. That’s an important value for this country, and its an important federalist system that works quite well. 
Yes, I know, Colbert doesn't know the 2nd(big surprise, huh?), concentrate on that crap from Bush.

Yeah, that's a REAL winning idea for a rather large part of the voting population, isn't it?

No, I didn't like him to start with; along with all else, a politician who plays the Arafat game* needs to be kept as far from the Oval Office as possible.  This is just the effing cherry on the parfait of "Jeb Bush really sucks, doesn't he?"

*Say one thing in one language, another in another; Bush saying 'No amnesty' in English, then going on Telemundo and saying "I want amnesty" in Spanish.  Miserable little shit.

Every time some whiny celebritute says they have life so hard, or some

idiot like Kanye West claims being on stage 'is like being in battle', you can compare them to some actors(this is from Wiki) in the past to demonstrate just how full of shit they are:
On March 22, 1944, Stewart flew his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin. On March 30, 1944, he was sent to RAF Old Buckenham to become group operations officer of the 453rd Bombardment Group, a new B-24 unit that had just lost both its commander and operations officer on missions.[48] As a means to inspire the unit, Stewart flew as command pilot in the lead B-24 on several missions deep into Nazi-occupied Europe. As a staff officer, Stewart was assigned to the 453rd "for the duration" and thus not subject to a quota of missions of a combat tour. He nevertheless assigned himself as a combat crewman on the group's missions until his promotion to lieutenant colonel on June 3[41] and reassignment on July 1, 1944, to the 2nd Bomb Wing, assigned as executive officer to Brigadier General Edward J. Timberlake. His official tally of mission credits while assigned to the 445th and 453rd Bomb Groups totaled 20 sorties.

Receiving French Croix de Guerre with Palm in 1944
Stewart continued to make missions, uncredited, flying with the pathfinder squadron of the 389th Bombardment Group, with his two former groups, and with groups of the 20th Combat Bomb Wing.[49] He received a second award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He also received the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. Stewart served in a number of staff positions in the 2nd and 20th Bomb Wings between July 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and was promoted to full colonel on March 29, 1945.[41][50] On May 10, 1945, he succeeded to command of the 2nd Bomb Wing, a position he held until June 15.[51] Stewart was one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years.[10][35]


The head of a UNHCR camp called Syrian refugees "The most difficult refugees I've ever seen. In Bulgaria, they complained that there were no jobs. In Sweden, they took off their clothes to protest that it was too cold.

In Italy, Muslim African “refugees” rejected pasta and demanded food from their own countries. But the cruel Europeans who “mistreat” migrants set up a kitchen in Calais with imported spices cooked by a Michelin chef determined to give them the stir-fried rabbit and lamb meatballs they’re used to. There are also mobile phone charging stations so the destitute refugees can check on their Facebook accounts.

It had to be done because the refugees in Italy were throwing rocks at police while demanding free wifi.
This is bullshit.  And, whether they realize it or not, dangerous.  Tam had a piece the other day that ended with
We'll see who cracks first, the guests or the hosts, but sooner or later, somebody's getting loaded into cattlecars, because that's how things go in Europe.
Especially when the 'guests' think they're owed deference to start with, and get nasty if the 'hosts' don't surrender fast enough.

From Miguel to the CSGV:

There are no sharks involved, but there's still lasers.

I'm remembering authors who took a long time to find someone who'd take a chance on them.  And one in particular who self-published because nobody would(they started paying attention after that).  So idiot statements like this...

If Jewish Americans do in fact value life, the past, and individual responsibility, then here’s a clear-cut pursuit: seize upon the right to bear arms, an elemental liberty afforded by the Constitution. I’m not suggesting that Jewish Americans need to stock arsenals in their basements. I’m simply recommending that, at a minimum, they familiarize themselves with firearms. And fine, if Jewish Americans don’t wish to possess firearms because they’re entitled to as participatory citizens, then they ought to for another reason: to prevent the recurrence of the extraordinary, which they themselves confess haunts the conscience.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Just what a slimeball is Dem. Senator Tim Kaine?

This slimy.
Instead, Kaine’s proposal criminalizes a private individual’s failure to conduct a federal background check while refusing to give that individual the right to conduct the federal background check in the first place. Kaine’s office confirmed that his bill does not give private individuals the authority or ability to conduct federal background checks in order to avoid the federal criminal liability imposed by his proposal.
"You have to check the background of a buyer, or go to jail!"
"How am I supposed to do that?"
"That's not my problem."

Remember, they don't actually want to ban guns, they just want to make it impossible for you to buy/sell/own/use one.

Professional Journalism

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said Tuesday she was concerned the Hillary Clinton campaign would have cut off her interview with the candidate if she asked too many questions about Clinton’s private email server at the State Department.
Well, y'know, if you professional journalists hadn't been kissing her ass and covering for her all this time, you might not have that problem.

Genocide, Islam, and Weaponized Empathy

"For the good of the collective, comrade!"
What bothered this political scientist was a handful of sentences that had been dropped:
“The Association as such is nonpartisan. It will not support political parties or candidates. It will not commit its members on questions of public policy nor take positions not immediately concerned with its direct purpose as stated above.”
As a 501(c)3, the APSA would, in fact, be barred by law from supporting parties and candidates. But, if the changes were to go through, it would not be prohibited from committing “its members on questions of public policy” and from taking “positions not immediately concerned with” the study of political science and research, teaching, and public engagement on the part of individual political scientists.

This may seem insignificant, but it is not.
In short, provision has now been made for a purge; the purge is to be carried out by the clique who now control the Council and who nominate their successors (who are generally elected without a contest); and, in carrying out such a purge, they can act at will. For no grounds for removal or revocation are specified.

So, why don’t our history books teach us much about this aspect of the history of slavery in Africa? Mine certainly didn’t touch on it at all, and in all the years since then, when I’ve about the evils of the institution of slavery I never heard a word about the role of Christian missionaries in ending slavery within Africa itself.
Because it would paint westerners in a good light, why else?

Yeah, about all those 'refugees',
The Arab Gulf States accept very few Syrian refugees out of security concerns which are entirely legitimate. Thousands of Syrian migrants fought either with the Assad regime (allied to Iran, the nemesis of the Sunni Gulf States) or ISIS and al-Qaeda (which want to overthrow the Saudi monarchy).
This is merely the vanguard, the ones who establish a foothold and a foreward line. There’s a reason they are mainly young males: they are most likely to find work and can ‘make do’ with their living accomodations. But back home, there are parents, wives, children, unmarried siblings, and any number of family members waiting for their papers to arrive in the mail.

Steyn is right: the West is commiting suicide.

A new contribution to the caliber wars,

including something I hadn't seen before: using an old Africa hands' KO formula for a look at self-defense ammo.  Well worth reading.

Monday, September 07, 2015

No, it's not PC; it's accurate.

And if the (only)Black Lives Matter clowns, and Sharpton and Obama and his new tame AG actually gave a damn, they'd want to do something about it.

But actually doing something would mean repudiating a lot of the crap they've done, and been pushing, for so long.  So fat chance.

Tab clearing this holiday

Death panel by another name; something else borrowed from the Brit NHS.

The Humanitarian with the Guillotine.  With an interesting line:
The philanthropist, the politician, and the pimp are inevitably found in alliance because they have the same motives, they seek the same ends, to exist for, through, and by others.

From Frisco: a 'health tax' on your chocolate drink.

Seems some people in Oregon are tired of having people from Californicated move north.

From the tolerance joyland of Sweden.
Long as you're a protected species, that is.

This is hopeful.

So if your wife/daughter/sister/female friend is pregnant and gives birth in some countries, they'd better be damn sure of tracking the baby.

Yeah, the Iran deal is bad.  I mean it SUCKS bad.  And- surprisingly!- the readiness of the military also sucks under this President.  Gee, I wonder how that happened...

They do tend to forget who got us into Vietnam, and then got us in deeper, and ran it most of the time.

Another sunken city found

Makes you wonder what all else is waiting out there.

Something that I think ought to be posted occasionally.  And on Bookface, just to annoy the right people:
My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history.

The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late.

The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed – where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees.

However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
Judge Alex Kozinski dissenting in Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F.3d 567 (9th Circuit 2003)

Wonder if Obama will try to claim this as part of his success in Afghanistan?

No, this information will not have CSGV & Co. approval;

It conflicts with the Preferred Narrative far too much. NPR, 2013 (“Rate Of U.S. Gun Violence Has Fallen Since 1993, Study Says”):
“Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011,” according to a report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, “and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.
There were seven gun homicides per 100,000 people in 1993, the Pew Research Center study says, which dropped to 3.6 gun deaths in 2010. The study relied in part on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And considering the hostility of the CDC toward firearms ownership the past while, it must've hurt them to admit to that.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Long as incidents like this, and cops like this,

are handled this way, you'll have lots of people looking at cops with cynicism at best.
A Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl in 2010 is being cleared of all charges. The officer has already faced two trials, and officials announced Wednesday that the case will be dismissed.

Officer Joseph Weekley was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death – a misdemeanor charge – after fatally shooting Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a botched no-knock raid. The police were looking for a murder suspect who lived on the second floor. The raid occurred shortly after midnight.
Weekley was the first into the home and claims he thought he had run into an empty room. He testified that the grenade was thrown and that, upon regaining his sight, he realized someone was asleep on the couch. He claims that as he pointed his gun at the couch, Jones’ grandmother hit it, causing him to pull the trigger. He plainly told the courts, “It’s my gun that and shot and killed a 7-year-old girl” and denied any responsibility. However, the courts found no fingerprints or DNA evidence that Jones’ grandmother ever touched the gun. Regardless, police protocol is to not have your finger on the trigger.
Possibly just a confused situation.  But some 'WTF?' moments there.  Like that bit about the grenade; is he claiming the grenade went off as or just after he entered the room?  But it gets even better:
During both trials, Weekley and the other officers couldn’t even agree on which officers were engaged in the raid or on whether or not they had seen children’s toys and furniture on the porch before entering. Officers claimed to have spoken to Weekley before or after the raid, and Weekly denied seeing them at all. He testified to moving a child’s plastic chair off the porch, and then denied it later.

So: his story changed, the other cops story changed, and a child is dead and the one holding the gun is cleared.

You think all this doesn't affect how the cops are seen?  What the local citizens think of them?

Let's see... zoo?

No, no matter how hot it is, that place will be packed.

Range?  See above.

I think I'll stay here and try to get some of this crap cleaned/rearranged.  Finally.

Among the perils of using LE as revenue-raisers,

The other report showed that Ferguson was a speed trap for people going nowhere, six square miles of mostly black people, mostly poor, with 50 cops, almost all white, who were ordered to milk them for every possible nickel by white city managers. Black people were further bled dry in a punitive cycle of fines and fees; missed court dates led to arrest warrants, which left them increasingly incapable of having a chance at a productive life.
I'll note that when LE is used this way, it doesn't just hit blacks; it pisses off EVERYBODY.  And hits the poor hardest, as they can afford this crap the least.

And something that pisses me off every time some RWPP like Sharpton or Holder opens their mouth to yell about black lives ended by someone of different skin color, but they rarely say anything about a bad Chicago weekend:
In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 129 instances of black men killed by “legal intervention”—that is to say, by cops. The figure is incomplete because of a lack of national reporting requirements, and it says nothing about the circumstances of the killings or the race of the officers involved. But it gives a sense of the scope of the problem.

By contrast, in that same year, 6,739 black men were murdered, overwhelmingly by young men like themselves. Since 2001, even as rates of violent crime have dropped dramatically, more than 90,000 black men in the U.S. have been killed by other black men. With fatalities on this scale, the term epidemic is not a metaphor. Every year, the casualty count of black-on-black crime is twice that of the death toll of 9/11.
And when they do say something, it's generally "This is the fault of white people!"  Because when people of integrity DO say "Stop bitching about white people, we're killing each other", they get called race traitors and such by the people who live by grievance-mongering.