Saturday, September 19, 2015

It's simple tonight:

Data.  Study.  Take notes.

What apparently passes for 'leadership' in the current Army...

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl said he interviewed Bowe for a day and a half and “did not find any evidence to corroborate the reporting that Bergdahl was … sympathetic to the Taliban.”

Instead, Dahl said, Bergdahl wanted to call attention to what he considered poor leadership of his unit. Bergdal believed that by leaving his observation post and running 23 kilometers (about 14 miles) to a nearby base he could cause a stir and gain access to a high-ranking officer to complain, Dahl said. . . .

Dahl testified that he thought Bergdahl was “very bright and well-read.”
When asked what in Bergdahl’s background might have caused his behavior in the military, Dahl said that the combination of growing up in rural Idaho on the “edge of the grid … being home-schooled” and the fact that he “internalized a lot of what he read” resulted in him having “idealistic and unrealistic expectations of people.”
So, we have a couple of possibilities:
Maj. Gen. Dahl is a fucking idiot.
Maj. Gen. Dahl got-or is expecting to get- his price.  "I'm guaranteed that next star, and all I've got to do is sell out and crap on the lives of the troops who died looking for this guy?  Sign me up!"

Wonder what this is going to do to morale in the Army?

Another civil rights victory

over DC.  Not a complete victory; that'll be the next step.

Well, of COURSE nobody's been fired.  In Gunwalker ATF
violated an international border,
helped run thousands of guns to the cartels,
got we'll-never-know-how-many people killed,
lied under oath,
submitted false documents,
and nobody was fired; you actually think EPA is going to fire someone for this?
Running a federal agency means never having to say "You're fired."

I can't help thinking the proper initial response would've been to tell the kid "Do a poster of someone with an Occupy button and note that they're often seen at Democrat Party meetings."  And see what happens.

You may or may not have heard all the yelling about the evidence that a lube called Fireclean is actually Crisco.  In response to all this, and as a response to 'What's the best gun oil?', I have an answer:

This sounds good.  The problem is you don't know if he actually believes this(at least for now), or figures it'll get the most votes.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Now go forth, study hard,

and know it's a much better subject matter than, say, (fill in the blank) Studies.

Sally Jewell: among the people who need to be reminded who they work for

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is refusing to testify before Congress about her department’s ongoing investigation of the massive toxic mine spill caused by EPA workers last month.
Despite an invitation Republican lawmakers to get Jewell to come before the committee Thursday to testify on the Interior’s investigation, the former CEO of REI has declined. Instead, Jewell’s staffers sent an unsigned statement to House lawmakers.
"You think I actually answer to you?  I am above you people!"  Won't even sign the "I won't show up" letter.  People who need to be fired.

The CSGV is having another stroke; go enjoy.  It's stupid enough that even some of their members are calling them on it.

From that earthquake in Chile; yeah, that'd mess with your shopping experience

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tell, you what, Mr. President: you nudge me,

and I'll kick you in the balls.

Then hunt down Sunstein and do the same to him.  Repeatedly.

For some reason it doesn't surprise me that the name 'Kennedy' shows up

in this corruption.
Judicial Watch today released Obama administration correspondence containing a letter from Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy asking Hillary Clinton’s lawyer to destroy all electronic copies of a classified email found in records Clinton decided to turn over to the State Department six months before.  Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, rejected the request as Congress and other investigators had demanded electronic records be preserved.  The correspondence also shows Hillary Clinton has ignored a demand to turn over all electronic copies of the approximately 55,000 pages of emails she previously returned in paper form.  The correspondence was disclosed by the State and Justice Departments in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in which Judicial Watch is asking a court to issue a preservation order to protect any emails Clinton has yet to turn over, including those emails in which she and her lawyers unilaterally determined to be personal. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (1:12-cv-02034))
This shit isn't going to get cleaned up until judges start throwing people in prison for perjury and ignoring court orders.  Then it might start.

Rep. "Due process should be what we say it is" Polis doesn't like it

when people actually pay attention to his words, and tell him what a shit he is.

So out comes the standard "I misspoke" to try and cover up what he said.  Or excuse it.  He doesn't care, as long as it takes some of the heat off.

Miserable little shits wind up in Congress, and stay there, because enough of the voters approve of this crap to keep them there.  At least until one of them, or their kids, winds up in the grinder.  THEN they'll discover a problem with this.

"We need to give ATF more money! 
That way they can do more things they'll lie under oath about."
Or, stealing from Tam, Increasing funding to the BATFEIEIO to combat gun trafficking is like giving money to the Sinaloa Cartel to cut down on dope smuggling.

And the prosecutors, staff and 'regulators' who're lawyers aren't yet up for disbarment why?

About that "Very few criminals among illegal aliens" push,

...But the government agencies that crunch crime numbers are utterly unable -- or unwilling -- to pinpoint for the public how many illegal immigrants are arrested within U.S. borders each year.

In the absence of comprehensive data, examined a patchwork of local, state and federal statistics that revealed a wildly disproportionate number of murderers, rapists and drug dealers are crossing into the U.S. amid the wave of hard-working families seeking a better life. The explosive figures show illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder as members of the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5-percent share of the U.S. population would suggest. Critics say it is no accident that local, state and federal governments go to great lengths to keep the data under wraps.
Gee, I wonder why?
Statistics show the estimated 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. account for 13.6 percent of all offenders sentenced for crimes committed in the U.S. Twelve percent of murder sentences, 20 percent of kidnapping sentences and 16 percent of drug trafficking sentences are meted out to illegal immigrants.
Dreamers, one and all, we're told.
Adams opened a rare window into the dearth of public data when he obtained an internal report compiled by the Texas Department of Public Safety and revealed its contents on his Pajamas Media blog. The report showed that between 2008 and 2014, noncitizens in Texas -- a group that includes illegal and legal immigrants -- committed 611,234 crimes, including nearly 3,000 homicides. Adams told that other states have also closely tracked illegal immigrant crime, especially in the wake of 9/11, but said the statistical sorting “is done behind closed doors.” States closely guard the statistics out of either fear of reprisals from the federal government or out of their leaders' own insistence on downplaying the burden of illegal immigrant crime, he said.

My first thought is "God knows what the actual numbers are."  Remember, these are the numbers dug out with a lot of agencies trying to hide them; if we knew the real numbers...

And, of course, the protest will be "That's Faux News, you can't believe them!"  Well, we sure as hell can't believe the feds.  Or a number of states, like Californicated.  On this, I have to go with Fox.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Earplugs, custom, tryout Pics added

Anymore, wanting to keep what hearing I've got, I'm even more picky about ear protection.  Which means at the indoor range, if there's anything bigger than .22 being used, plugs and muffs.  For that matter, at outdoor ranges, with rifles I often use both.  Also wear plugs when on the bike on the highway; wind noise can be nasty.  The problem is the plugs.

Either I've got something weird about my ear canals(left especially), or this may be more common than I thought, but the damn things will not stay in place; they slowly- sometimes suddenly- back out.  Which means finding a quieter place to reseat them, which is a pain.  Especially on the bike.  And yes, I've tried foam plugs, Surefires, and other types; they all do it, some worse than others.

All this brings me to what someone recommended on Book of Face, these Radians do-it-yourself custom plugs*.  Figuring it's worth a try, ordered a set.

Comes as two containers, each holding a different compound, one with the hardener, a carry bag for when they're done, and instructions.  Short version:
Divide each compound to two equal pieces, and keep them separate.
Take one piece of each, work together until no streaks, just solid color.
Push into ear, work it to fit.
Don't talk or drink for at least ten minutes while they cure.
I gave them fifteen minutes, just for cushion, and they set up fine.

Left plug on the left
Turned.  The part that goes into the ear canal is pointing up on the left, down on the right

Kind of odd putting them in the first time, have to lift the top of the ear, then push and rotate slightly for them to slide into place.

I've now tried them at the range, and on a couple of short highway hops on the bike.  They're at least as sound-blocking as the good earplugs I've used, and- this is a big thing- they stayed in place.  Quite comfortable, and especially under the helmet or muffs a LOT more comfortable than some plugs I've used.

Two things come to mind:
One is that if you like your plugs on cord, I'd guess you could either insert the cord in each one right after you finish molding it into your ear, or after it's hardened drill a hole and glue the cord in.

The other is, some earbuds have a, call it a wand, that fits into the cushioned earpiece(these do), and I'm wondering if you could drill an appropriate hole in these to fit the wand?

*The ones I got are blue, and the price has shifted.

Even if Koskinen was fired/quit,

do the clowns in charge have any idea how long it'll take to try to rebuild any trust in the IRS?

Or, considering what crap they've been caught in, the DoJ?

Hell, you could take that story and substitute FBI or ATF or DoJ, or Congress for that matter, and it'd still work.

People are idiots, bears and cameras edition.

Remember Tams' 'someone is getting put in cattle cars' post?

Little further along those lines:
The city fighting we’d see in Europe would look like what we saw in Sarajevo ten years ago. You know, ragtag bands of men with no uniforms, stolen weapons, and a desire to kill anybody who looked Muslim (or on the Muslim side, European).
Want to take the worst-case a little further? Both countries border Germany, which might feel the very legitimate need to march in to restore Ordnung. I think we all know what usually happens once the Germans start goose-stepping through their smaller neighbors.

No, the result wouldn’t be World War III (or V?). But Europe could very well become Bosnia on a continental scale, with all the devastation, mass graves, and ethnic cleansing that implies. You can bet, at best, there would be a whole lot of people put at gunpoint onto refugee boats bound for North Africa and the Levant. Assuming, of course, the Europeans win in such a scenario. If not, the poor refugees would speak languages much like our own, and be bound for our own shores – just like Will suggested.

Me, though, I’d put my money on the Europeans winning a war of mass, mechanized murder.

After all, they invented it.

Extra points if in session at the time

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

G-nome must've taken a security gig

Proof that idiocy lives on, and a high income and Big-Name-College education

doesn't mean you're not an idiot.
“I don’t know anyone who is a Donald Trump supporter. I don’t know anyone who knows anyone who is a Donald Trump supporter. They are like this huge mystery group,” the CEO said. [Shades of Pauline Kael! -- Ed] “So it’s a combination of shock and bewilderment. No one really knows why this is happening.
Yeah, lots of people know why it's happening; but people like you are so busy breathing each others oxygen and kissing each others ass that you DON'T PAY ATTENTION.  Because a whole bunch of people have told you exactly why it's happening, and you still don't know.

“I don’t think Trump is going to win, but I do worry about all the damage being done to Republicans among Hispanics and women by him being such an idiot,” said a senior executive and major GOP fundraiser at a large bank who also declined to be identified by name.
Let's see... his support has actually gone up among those two groups.  Possibly because lots of citizens of latino descent aren't all that wild about illegal aliens either?  And maybe a lot of women like someone who's not so busy kissing PC ass?

In the Politico article you hear lots of "We don't understand why Jeb isn't doing well!" and "What's keeping Hillary down?" 

Did I mention these people are idiots?

Hillary is in the pockets of Wall Street(and vice versa), and Jeb is too.  Everyone knows it.  And lots and lots of people are sick to death of career politicians who're sold-out before they ever hold office.  How damned hard is that to understand?

Apparently, for some people, pretty damned hard.

And they wonder why so many don't trust or respect them anymore...

A Texas cop who shot and killed a man for driving off during a traffic stop will not face charges – even though the dashcam video shows the officer firing into the driver’s side window from the side – nowhere close to being struck by the car.
However, Brownsville police say they found a screwdriver inside the man’s car and that was enough for the Cameron County grand jury to not charge officer Rolando Trujillo Jr with any crimes Wednesday.
It's also why the justice system is considered corrupt and worthless by so many; really, a SCREWDRIVER?

And this crap.  "How dare you not immediately obey whatever commands we give!  People must be taught a lesson!"

A while back, I was given a puzzle.

I happened to look like a largely-disassembled chainsaw.

It's been interesting, and it's not completed yet, but

It's ALIVE!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

I wonder if he knows- or cares?- what he's done to the careers

of the officers who ran the study?

He's just called them either incompetent, dishonest, or unwilling to fully and properly carry out orders; he's the SECNAV, that kind of thing from him destroys people.

Of course, what's destroying careers to a Obama appointee given results he didn't want?

Libya, and Yemen, and Syria,

and Iraq, and Ukraine...

'Smart Diplomacy'.

Once again, there are real consequences to people AND animals

when an idiot "Save the animals, screw the people!" movement goes on.
Since Botswana banned trophy hunting two years ago, remote communities like Sankuyo have been at the mercy of growing numbers of wild animals that are hurting livelihoods and driving terrified villagers into their homes at dusk.

The hunting ban has also meant a precipitous drop in income. Over the years, villagers had used money from trophy hunters, mostly Americans, to install toilets and water pipes, build houses for the poorest, and give scholarships to the young and pensions to the old.
And a very important thing Capstick used to point out in his books:
“Before, when there was hunting, we wanted to protect those animals because we knew we earned something out of them,” said Jimmy Baitsholedi Ntema, a villager in his 60s. “Now we don’t benefit at all from the animals. The elephants and buffaloes leave after destroying our plowing fields during the day. Then, at night, the lions come into our kraals.”
You can deal with some livestock losses and such when you know hunters bring in money that more than covers it; when you're losing the livestock and making nothing, and worrying about your crops being destroyed, and you maybe getting eaten, not so much.

Controlled sport hunting has proven to be the best thing that can happen to preserving wildlife; but the "Oh, no, don't hurt the poor animals, just let them live and roam!" idiots cannot or will not understand the matter.

'Warmest July on record!' my ass

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced this week that according to their calculations, July 2015 was the hottest month since instrumental records began in 1880. NOAA says that the record was set by eight one-hundredths of a degree Celsius over that set in July 1998. NASA calculates that July 2015 beat what they assert was the previous warmest month (July 2011) by two one-hundredths of a degree.

But government spokespeople rarely mention the inconvenient fact that these records are being set by less than the uncertainty in the statistics. NOAA claims an uncertainty of 14 one-hundredths of a degree in its temperature averages, or near twice the amount by which they say the record was set. NASA says that their data is typically accurate to one tenth of a degree, five times the amount by which their new record was set.

Speaking of climate,
Using DMI’s 30% concentration ice as the measure of extent, 2015 was the shortest melt season on record in the Arctic. Ice peaked around March 25, and bottomed around September 3. The melt season was about three weeks shorter than average.

Now, if this were connected to anyone other than a rich and "I know people" politician,(and even then if it was a 'not friendly to the administration' R) the EffingBI would've been at the door with a warrant for the server, ANYTHING that might've been connected to or had data transferred to from the server, and any records on the matter as soon as they heard about it.  Since it's Clinton, not so much.

But the EffingBI director, we're told, is a very ethical guy who can be trusted.

"And in gun control news, Senators Schumer and Feinstein introduced the Law Enforcement Safety Act of 2015, which calls for the registration of floor tiles and truck bedliner, and requires it only be sold to licensed professionals."

Ok, officers, crap like this really doesn't help you be seen as in-control good guys.

Yes, I still want to see this someday.  As I've noted, preferably not in a "OHGODWE'REGONNA DIE!" circumstance, but I DO want to see it.

I want to hear these questions asked.  Every one of them. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Well, lady, this is exactly what you trained him to be;

so why are you bitching?  WE'RE the ones you've sent him off to inflict himself upon.

I guess you're just fine with him screwing with other peoples' lives in the name of 'environmentalism', but you don't want him troubling you anymore.

Ah, but Hungary is one of the places not falling into line with the Preferred Actions™, so you ARE evil.  At least to idiot leftists like Fisk.

Apparently the possible pedophile* congressman, Jared Polis(Felix Dzerzhinsky wannabe-CO) is getting some blowback.  I doubt he'll care, and it doesn't involve a jet engine as it should, but it's a start.

*Some congressmen have been caught molesting interns and such, and Polis is a congressman, so there's at least a chance it's true.

Tab clearing, starting with

Iran has reportedly found an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium, following assessments that the country is running low on the nuclear raw material and just days after President Obama essentially secured an international nuclear deal with the country's leaders.

Markos Moulitsas, of Daily Kos, is full of shit.  In multiple ways(I know, since when is that news?)

The University of Californicated: "Free Speech is what we say it is."  And don't you dare be honest about anything they don't approve of honest words being spoken about.

Seems to be the thing with leftists, especially since Palin: any female who won't follow the Preferred Narrative 'isn't really a woman', or in this case 'isn't an actual woman'.

I remember when this ladys' book came out, the cover seriously pissed the Watts types off: good-looking lady in a short dress and heels, holding a EBR and a "Go ahead, try it" expression.  They flat hated that.

So this is the kind of thing that goes on in philosophy departments of colleges...

The Scooby Doo movie I'd like to see.

History.  Battle of Bladensberg.  Seems the idiots running DC have always hated private citizens with arms, and the means to make them go bang.
Starting in 1803 the City banned even the militias arms from having flints. The men could still own the required arm- required under the 1792 militia act- but when it came to the three flints the city prohibited the men from having them. The city also imposed heavy fines and even city jail time for members of the militia showing up at the required muster with their gun.

Ok, I really want to see this train dug out.

Yeah, I'm sure all the people who lost their insurance(that they'd been promised they could keep) are just effing THRILLED at how this is working out.