Saturday, December 12, 2015

Let's just say the shoulder isn't real happy

about the weather change and not having the sling on.  Might as well check data, 'cause I'm not accomplishing anything else.

To most all Jews who voted for Obama*:

So the general conviviality of the Chanukah party was disrupted by a crazed rant from Susan Talve in which she seemed determined to jam as many leftist talking points as possible in her limited time. Instead of talking about Chanukah, Talve blathered on about getting, "guns off our streets" and to "clean up the fires of toxic nuclear waste".

Talve screeched, "I stand here with my fierce family of clergy and black lives matter activists who took to the streets of Ferguson".

Talve babbled about insuring "justice for Palestinians" and began gleefully chanting, "Ins'Allah, Ins'Allah". Or "Allah Willing".

*I exclude the socialist assholes such as Talve

Ever wondered about regulating a double-barrel rifle?

Because to the clown in the Oval Office, anything that doesn't support his Preferred Narrative

must be changed.  No matter the consequences.
A SOFREP source confirmed that after the shooting, Obama held a meeting in the Oval Office with his National Security Council, the attorney general, and the directors of the DHS, FBI, and NSA, in which a directive was given to downplay the terrorism angle. Such meetings are not held for mass shootings. Besides that, SIGINT aircraft like the ones the U.S. military flies over Africa (programs such as Creek Sand and Aztec Archer previously detailed on SOFREP) and Afghanistan don’t slurp up data from the skies over California unless the government is actively searching for other members of a terrorist cell. The same was done after the Boston bombings and the attempted Times Square bombing.
However, Obama’s most egregious, and dangerous, gaffe came when he stated that at the moment there is no intelligence indicating that the San Bernardino shooters received direction or funding from terrorist organizations overseas.  While Obama made this statement on television last night, the Department of Defense and Special Operations Command’s Threat Finance Agency has concluded that Malik and Farook most likely received funding from terrorists abroad.  With this in mind, the Threat Finance Agency has issued alerts to the appropriate banking institutions to flag financial transitions from specific banks accounts.
Admit it's terrorism, and he's afraid of pressure to actually DO something in Syria.  And Iraq.  He does not want to actually do anything, and wishes he could ignore the results of his actions.  And he desperately wants to ban guns- as many as possible, and restrict the rest as much as possible- before he leaves office, and if it's a terrorist attack instead of 'workplace violence'(like he called various other attacks for years), he can't really use it to push that.

Much like if he actually says and does anything about the Iranian violations of his treaty-by-another-name, it'll mean said treaty wasn't the genius move he desperately wants it to be seen as, so they play games and write stern letters.

Think about that: this bastard cares more about banning gun ownership by American citizens than he does about terrorists attacking us.  Amazing.

Friday, December 11, 2015

You study, I'm beat

Yes the shoulder's improving.  It's still taking a lot out of me.  So you get to the data, and I'm getting to flop.

I want this man in the AGs office.


Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri:

the voters need to remedy their error in electing him.

Really, Sheriff?

Remember that violent idiot running the Colorado ACLU chapter?  "I didn't actually SAY that, but I mean every word of it!"  Yeah, that makes it all better.

Well, of course he did.
A source told Jack Murphy of SOFREP that the FBI instantly believed the shooting, which left 14 dead, to be a clear act of terrorism. The White House, however, didn't feel the same way and quickly moved in to squash the terror classification.

This source added that as soon as the shooting took place, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council and the heads of other federal enforcement agencies to discuss a public relations strategy.

Yeah, when Obama's stirring up noise about gun control and 'Watch what you say!',

people aren't talking about this stuff:
Remember Solyndra? $535 million in loan guarantees up in smoke?
Heard about Solana? A solar power station built here in Gila Bend, AZ? The Dept. of Energy under Obama guaranteed $1.45 billion in loans for that project. And now the parent company, Spain's Abengoa, is on the brink of bankruptcy.

But wait! It gets better!

That, and the other stuff. Like ISIL, like the part Obama and Hillary played in collapsing Libya, that other stuff.

To the Democrats, anything that stops them from doing whatever they want to you is a “loophole.”
Or, as Tam put it, 'Loophole: people doing legal !(#* I don't like.'

From Michael Williamson,

on the recent thing in Britain of comparing sexual consent to serving tea:
Great Britain: Hey China, I want some tea.
China: Ummm...okay, I'll fix it for you-
Great Britain: No, I want to buy your tea and sell it myself.
China: I don't think so.
Great Britain: I'm selling your daughter opium and whoring her out until you see it my way.
China: Son of a Bitch! Get out of my house!
Great Britian: My army says dibs on the guest room.
China: How much silver is it going to take to make you gwai lo lay off?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

These people have balls

and I hope they've got good security to go with it.  They're likely to need it.
He told “Fox & Friends” co-host Clayton Morris that members of the Muslim Reform Movement posted their declaration on mosques in the D.C.-area in a symbolic reference to Martin Luther’s reformation:
“Some of the members of our reform movement took it to the mosque in Washington, which is Saudi-affiliated, and put it on the door.
And we have video of them putting it on the door, and handing it to them and saying, ‘We want a response from you about these things; and will you sign it and join us?’
If they don’t, they’re part of the first three or four steps of radicalization and Americans need to realize that.”
Jasser added that he didn’t expect the mosque to join the movement.
Make that BIG balls.

Damn. Democrats really hate due process, don't they?

"Governor Malloy is planning to take what is in our view unconstitutional executive action that would prohibit firearms purchases and seize firearms of individuals who have not been indicted or convicted for any crime. While we are all concerned about terrorism, this approach is very un-American and shameful”. 
About what we've come to expect from these anti-rights bastards.

Apparently the ACLU dislikes the 2nd Amendment only

when someone else uses it; when some ACLU asshat is planning murder, it's a wonderful thing.
The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, “This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day.” They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force, as Laurie would say.
Bitch, you make me want to announce "I like Trump!", and tell you 'Come get some.'

Another side-effect of "We bombed a truck and an outho- ah, ISIL outpost!"

being declared a victory: "Damn, we could really use those bombs and missiles we wasted on that crap."

Yeah, I yelled about the bomb/missile shortage before; Weaponsman brings in this somewhat-different viewpoint. 
Problem is, we just spent somewhere between a half million and a million, and risked at least four aircrew lives, to engage an enemy that wouldn’t exist absent the power vacuum created by us bugging out, and to blow the living daylights out of a (probably empty) $25k truck.

And now we’re running low on the essential ingredients of FOOM.

Including some history:
Funny, last time we used jets instead of Western Union to “send a message,” we ran out of bombs too, and we didn’t seem to get the message across to Ho Chi Minh, either.

As Tam said a while back,
Can you imagine Gen. "Pete" Quesada, whose IX Fighter Command carpeted northern France with dead Germans, putting out a press release to acknowledge the destruction of a guard shack? That is the inherent problem with the administration trying to convince the world that we're serious about ISIS. The world (ISIS included) knows what we look like when we're serious, and this ain't it.

But turning him loose was such a WONDERFUL idea, right, Mr. President?

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.

In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012.

Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled “Guardians of Sharia.”
You've got two choices: Obama is stupid enough to actually believe "A gesture such as this from Me will change them", or he knew- and wanted- they'd go right back to it.

Yeah, it's just marvelous how the ACLU standards change when they have a chance to whack at a right they don't like, isn't it?

At the time of the American founding, it was widely understood that there was a real danger in a government’s attempting to deprive the people of what Alexander Hamilton called their “original right of self-defense.” This is why, when it came to writing the Constitution, the anti-Federalists, who feared the government’s potential to become corrupt, refused to sign on to a more powerful national government until they had been promised certain explicit protections. Then, as now, their logic was clear: It makes no sense to allow the representatives of a free people to disarm their masters.

Reacting to this argument, we often hear advocates of gun control propose that the Founders’ observations are irrelevant because they could “not have imagined the modern world.” I agree with the latter assertion: They couldn’t have. As well-read in world history as they were, there is no way that they could have foreseen just how prescient they were in insisting on harsh limitations of government power. In their time, “tyranny” was comparatively soft — their complaints focused on under-representation and the capricious restriction of ancient rights. In the past century, by contrast, tyranny involved the systematic execution of entire groups and the enslavement of whole countries. The notion that if James Madison had foreseen the 20th century he would have concluded that the Bill of Rights was too generous is laughable.

CBS: Professional Journalism.
Unfortunately for CBS News, they mistake ATF National Firearms Act (NFA) registration data on rare and heavily regulated firearms such as machine guns, short barreled shotguns, and silencers, for some mythical "national registration database" for all firearms.

Gee, the media is full of crap in their attack on Scalia?  This is my shocked face.
Most of these reports came out before the transcript was released, based on accounts of those who were in the courtroom at the time (oral arguments are never televised). But once the transcript emerged, it turned out that critics had jumped the gun. Scalia wasn’t sharing his own views, he was asking about a very serious academic critique of affirmative action that others had made.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Stali- excuse me, Jerry Brown really likes controlling people,

doesn't he?
Later, at the site where world leaders are meeting to negotiate a climate pact outside of Paris, Brown urged a small crowd to “never underestimate the coercive power of the central state in the service of good.”

“You can be sure California is going to keep innovating, keep regulating,” the Democratic governor said. “And, shall I say, keep taxing.”
Old warning: "The power to tax is the power to destroy."  Which is what this statist bastard and the Democrat Party are doing to Californicated.  And they plan to keep on doing it. 
There's a quote on the sidebar which fits this very well:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.

And this crap on 'green energy' companies:
K.R. Sridhar, chief executive officer of the fuel cell company Bloom Energy, said, 

“There’s almost nothing in the post-industrial age, no business, no industry that ever got started or ever flourished without policy support, without subsidy and without federal support.”

He cited as examples the Internet and the aviation industry. Roads that support commerce, he said, are built with taxpayer money.

It would be wrong to “single out” the green-technology industry, he said, because it only needs a “helping hand,” not a permanent subsidy.
Really?  'no business, no industry' can start or flourish without subsidy?  Mr. Sridhar, you're a liar.  You really want Brown & Co. to keep giving you other peoples money, don't you?

Californicated, you really are screwed.

"Screw terrorism and piles of bodies, you didn't say

what I wanted you to!"
Immediately after the San Bernardino terror attack, the President of the United States was said to be initially interested in the events to the point of outright excitement for the opportunity to once again make a call for enhanced federal gun control measures – which he did.

Within hours of the attack it became clear to federal officials that Islamic terror played an integral role.
Once that was known, Mr. Obama’s enthusiasm is said to have “waned considerably.” And then when the L.A. FBI office went public with calling San Bernardino a terrorist attack, both Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett went into “warpath mode.”
Just go read it.  I don't know about otherwise, but this FBI director seems unwilling to be a puppet, and it's driving them nuts.

And the media, again, is playing along
When Director Comey went ahead with a planned press conference on the issue, Jarrett sent Attorney General Loretta Lynch there to oversee the Director’s statements on the San Bernardino attack. Included in that press conference was a moment the Mainstream Media then attempted to hide as Jarrett operatives terminated the Director’s public comments when he moved away from his Jarrett-approved script via an attempt to open the press conference to questions from the media.

A video of that unsettling moment is still available below. You can witness it at approximately the six-minute mark:

Hey, Eric Schmidt, here's something for you to filter:  Go fuck yourself with a splintery shovel handle, you freedom-hating, PC-brained moron.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

"No military assets close enough.

Nothing could be done."
Miserable, lying, corrupt bastards.
The Sept. 11, 2012, email was sent at 7:19 p.m. EST by then-Department of Defense Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash. The text reads:

“I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [an apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton]

“After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and the Joint Staff, we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak. They include a [REDACTED].

“Assuming Principals agree to deploy these elements, we will ask State to procure the approval from host nation. Please advise how you wish to convey that approval to us [REDACTED].”

Among the recipients of Bash’s email are Jacob Sullivan, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides.
Every God-damned one of them.  Liars.  Bastards who left people to die.

When hiding from the cops, consideration must be given

to the local wildlife
A suspected burglar has been killed by an alligator while hiding out in a pond.


Why the ACLU can never be trusted:
“The American Civil Liberties Union is taking no position on legislation that would bar people from buying guns if they are on the federal government’s no-fly list — a list that the ACLU has spent the past five years arguing is unconstitutional.”
Yeah, they'll defend your rights.  As long as it's rights they approve of.

Would've been nice if Lynch had read it before she decided to violate that oath she swore to uphold it.

Of course, she'll still try to do this crap, she just realized what heat that 'protected species' crap is generating.

This is only a surprise if you're an idiot.
Intelligence officials have determined that Islamic extremists have explored using the refugee program to enter the United States, they told the head of the Homeland Security Committee.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) revealed portions of a classified letter from the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) on Monday, which offered new claims not previously disclosed by the Obama administration.
And what seems the really important thing to The Hill?
The disclosure could give ammunition to critics of the White House’s refugee plans who have warned that the program is vulnerable to infiltration by adherents of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
I mean, damn, they've openly SAID they're using the refugee mess to move people into Europe and planned to do it in the US, too.  But I guess this being part of a Official Intelligence Discovery makes it real.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell awarded a rarely used open-ended sole-source contract to a firm whose corporate owners were embroiled in a $400 million fraudulent medical data scheme that cheated doctors and consumers, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

The company Burwell selected is Optum Labs, which is part of United Health Group’s Optum subsidiary. Andrew Slavitt, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head HHS’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was formerly a top Optum executive at the time of the fraudulent database involved in the scheme. The database enabled insurers to pay dramatically lower reimbursements to doctors and patients for out-of-network care.
Wonderful, isn't it? 
But wait! 
There's MORE!
Slavitt was granted a rare “ethics waiver” by the Obama administration that permits him to rule on issues involving past employers.

Monday, December 07, 2015

And the same bastards behind this will wonder

why nobody trusts the cops or the prosecutors.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's decision not to charge a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Ronald Johnson III was made after virtually no independent investigation by her office and despite a police dashboard-camera video that shows Johnson being shot in the back while running from police, the lawyer for Johnson's family said Monday.
But Oppenheimer said several officers he took depositions from said they were allowed to watch the dash-cam video back at the Area Central police headquarters before any official reports were written. After viewing the video and seeing that Johnson had never turned, detectives filed a case report that day stating that Hernandez feared that "at any moment" Hernandez "could fire shots" at him or other officers on the scene, according to a copy of the report supplied by Oppenheimer on Monday.

Oppenheimer said the report was written in legal language that was clearly tailored to match what was in the video. "This is a cover-up from the beginning," he said.
Yes, I know, various possibilities.  Problem is, between some of the WTH? in this, and the other mess that recently blew up... well, would YOU trust them?

"Mr. Peters, I asked you what you said, but

I didn't really mean it!"   Or something.

Higher Education

A biology professor at the University of California, Irvine subjected his class to an off-topic discourse on gun control Thursday in response to the San Bernardino shootings.

In a video provided to Campus Reform by Peter Van Voorhis, a student in the class, Prof. Richard Symanski advises his introductory-level Biological Sciences 1A course—specifically singling out the many freshmen that he knew would be in attendance—that if they are looking for a cause with which to become involved, they should "probably jump on this gun issue," noting that it "just boggles my mind every time I think about it."
Must be nice having a captive audience, with everyone who disagrees afraid to do so because you've got control of their grades.

In response: oh, the sounds of heads exploding would be deafening...
Why do we argue about gun control when we could easily make it about gun control? Here’s what I want to hear from the best current Presidential candidate: 
Sen. Cruz: “It is an outrage…it is an abomination…that millions of Americans cannot obtain weapons with which to defend their families, while wealthy Americans can hire armed guards for themselves. And so I submit the Fairness in Firearms Act: in any jurisdiction in which law-abiding Americans are not guaranteed their 2nd Amendment rights, no private bodyguards or security firms can be so armed while defending their clients.” 

“This also applies to off-duty LEOs and military personnel. Of course, as they may be called to duty at any time, their weapons can be present but peace-bonded, kept in trunks, etc.”

The BBC is covering itself in crap again.
The BBC broadcast an obscure programme on state radio on August the 5th, on Radio 4, called “what’s the point of the MET office?”, which allowed the voice of climate skepticism onto British broadcast radio. As a result of this massive breach of BBC policy, there has been a major internal inquiry, and several BBC officials have been sent on mandatory climate re-education courses.
This is scary stuff; this is Soviet.  In once-Great Britain.

December 7, 1941

I suspect some conversations in the White House the last few days

went something like this:
"I want an Executive Order banning this and licensing that!"
(various Democrats)"Are you trying to DESTROY us?"
"I have a pen!"
"And we don't have to support your crap! We want to STAY in these offices, and if you do this- it's an ELECTION YEAR, you idiot!  Just stick with "We must be tolerant", and hit on the no-fly list; enough people will believe that that it'll get you through your speech without killing us."


So we get a speech that
"I have everything under control.
The important thing is to make sure we don't offend any muslims.
I want you to let me take your guns away based on a secret list that we don't even have to tell you if or why you're on it."

Borrowing from Insty,
Because when people are talking about gun control, they’re not talking about Obama’s many failures, ranging from the failures of vetting and counterterrorism that may have led to the San Bernardino attacks themselves, to Obama’s foreign policy debacles in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, to how the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign against Boko Haram accomplished nothing, to how Putin is running wild in Eastern Europe, to Obama’s plans to import more poorly-vetted refugees from Muslim countries that foment terror or the still-anemic economy that has left far too many Americans unemployed or underemployed despite years of “recovery".

Sunday, December 06, 2015

A milestone passed!

Well, I rolled the bike out of the garage, anyway.  First time in more than a month.  So I could start it.  Turned the key, pushed the button, and on the third crank it fired and ran normally(yay modern engineering!  Yay battery tender!  Yay Sta-Bil!).  And, it being Sunday morning and almost no traffic, after it warmed up I pulled on the helmet(interesting with about 1.3 arms) and gloves, and rode it.

Mind you, had to give my right arm a slight boost to get it on the grip(think Inspector Kemp in Young Frankenstein), and I wouldn't have even thought about it if there'd been any real traffic(among other things, if various people had known they'd have thrown fits).  But a mile down the road, then back, had it a full operating temp for a bit, and cleaned the dust off while it cooled.

It's back in the garage now.  But it felt really good to ride, even a short hop like that.

I'd say the man isn't a fan of the EffingBI or the media:

What could the terrorists’ 
motive possibly be? How many times did you hear that absurd question asked? Were you yelling at the TV set too?

And how come no networks 
replayed Obama saying three weeks ago that ISIS was “contained?” Think they’d have given George Bush that kind of pass?

Neither cops nor the media dared tell the un-PC truth, that this was yet another terror attack by Muslims, one of whom was an alien. Nobody from Boston has any illusions about the FBI — Famous But 
Incompetent. But they’re worse than ever. Did you see that G-man from the LA office, making like 
Inspector Clouseau — “I suspect everyone, I suspect no one.”
Was kind of amazing, wasn't it?  "We're going to leave ourselves every possible out to not say the 'T' word, because it makes the President and the AG unhappy.*  And the media... first report I heard on this: 'Three white males'.  And the PP hysteria("There's a PP office only 20 minutes away, could it have started as an attack on them?!?") was amazing.

And our President.  Who STILL won't call it a terrorist attack, STILL says "Maybe workplace violence."
That’s Barack Obama’s favorite excuse for terrorism. And you know the best way to fight terror — I mean workplace violence. Common-sense gun-safety laws. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Common sense — take away the guns from law-abiding people so that they can’t defend themselves against the terrorists and the gangbangers who don’t give a flying bleep about the law.
Yeah, the same man who starts commenting and insulting cops and whoever gets in the way of a victim class while the mess is still going on, immediately starts "We need more gun laws! It's the Democrats main chorus, hell, after PARIS they were insisting WE need more gun laws.
And the media shills doing everything they can to make excuses for the murderers of fourteen people("Maybe they were made uncomfortable!  One of the victims had argued with him!  Did we/they DRIVE THEM TO IT?") is sickening.  A terrorist/s could specifically target a media outlet and slaughter half the people in the building, leaving notes that "You die for the leaders of ISIS and ALLAH!", and the rest of them would still try to blame the US for it.

And let us not forget the No-Fly List: "If you're too dangerous to fly, you're too dangerous to be allowed to buy a gun!"  Never mind even the EffingBI and DHS can't tell you how many people are on it, or actually why; never mind all the people there for bullshit, or pure error; never mind that the Democrats(lots of Republicans, too, but they're not the ones trying to use it to disarm people) used to HATE that list because of the protected species who wound up on it; NOW it's a WONDERFUL thing!

And, of course, the borders.  That the previous cackling idiot running DHS insisted 'is more secure than ever before', and the current cackling idiot continues to parrot that.  No, none of those people sneaking across could possibly be a threat, nooooo...

As a side note, to every Republican who helped put Lynch in the AGs office: thanks a lot, you chickenshit bastards.