Saturday, May 07, 2016


I think the meds are messing with my sleep, I'm beat.  On the good side, I can walk somewhat normally again.

So I'm going to flop, and you can peruse the data

Gun Maintenance by Sound Principles

over at Weaponsman

And that's my contribution to discussion for this morning.  I shall now make my way to the back yard and replace the throttle cable on the tiller.

By the way, if you're in Oklahoma City, and you like Mediterranean food, you might try this place.  Pretty good food.  I've eaten there before, and last night blackmailed daughter into driving("You drive, I'll buy") there for dinner, and it was REAL good.

Friday, May 06, 2016

After hobbling around all day(when I wasn't on my ass),

it's time to relax and study.

At this point I think there are two fixes for the VA:

one is to get rid of it entirely, it being so corrupted it might not be fixable.

The second is to go through the management- starting with the lying bastard at the top- and start hauling them to a very high public place and throwing them over the side.  They aren't just corrupt and uncaring, the actively LOOK for corrupt and uncaring people to hire.  And then bitch and whine when they get caught.

Camille Paglia has some interesting things to say, and she fairly regularly pisses-off the SJW and 'feminist' types.  And she really doesn't like Clinton.  But then she comes out with things like this: wasn’t sexism that stopped two far more qualified, accomplished, and skillful Democratic politicians, Senator Dianne Feinstein and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, from running for president.
She left out 'corrupt and hypocritical'.  And 'control freaks'. 

The Social Security Administration wants to play VA games and start reporting people as unable to own firearms.  I expect the standard bullshit of "You want to give guns to crazy people!" to be thrown at anyone objecting.

Let me put this bluntly: especially with the VA example to look on, does ANYONE trust the SSA not to play the same bullshit political games with this?

And it IS political.

Professional Journalism:
As Rhodes admits, it's not that hard to shape the narrative. "All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus," Rhodes said. "Now they don't. They call us to explain to them what's happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That's a sea change. They literally know nothing."
Which makes it easy for a lying piece of shit like Rhodes to get them to report on and do what he wants.

Our Green President and Green Energy:
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could only be killed if companies take steps to minimize the losses, for instance, by retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution.

You use what you've got:
YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Authorities in northern Cameroon say a local self-defense group used a poisoned arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body.

Why name things this way?

The throttle cable(I thought) on the tiller broke a few days ago, and when I started looking for one ran into a problem: there's not throttle cable listed.  Oh no, you squeeze the throttle and the engine revs, but Honda calls it the 'clutch cable'.  Finally found an actual parts diagram with the listing, and it came in the other day. 

The foot being still swollen and painful, but not as much, I should be able to sit a stool outside in the shade and work on installing it once the grass dries. 

Speaking of foot: I either banged it on something and didn't really notice(quite possible) until things went painful, or- what the doc leans toward- I've got gout of all things.   Either of which makes for all kinds of fun for a while, though an injury would be easier to deal with long-term.

Fun, fun, fun.

I lean toward a laws that says "Any Senator, Representative or President

proposing a law that is a blatant violation of any part or parts of the Bill of Rights shall be suspended from office, with no powers, until their trial and dismissal from office.

Said dismissal shall be permanent, and will disqualify that person as well from ever holding office in either of the other three branches of the Federal government."

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Virginia Tech is run by people so spineless

they didn't even wait for the SJW types to start squealing before they disinvited someone for being black with the improper opinions.

More at Ace, including VT claiming "We didn't actually invite him, so."

Except Riley has the invitation-that-isn't-really.

I look forward to them going into the fiscal toilet same as Missouri.

I am currently sitting here with a messed-up foot propped up on a trash can, no energy, and completely in agreement with this sentiment
I may be able to generate enough energy and enthusiasm to process some brass, but don't hold your breath.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

"But it's Green!, so it's still good,

Uh, no.
Though I'm sure Obama and Sanders somehow thinks this is marvelous.

Hmmm... wonder how they'll try to blame this on fracking?
Now scientists report in a new study a likely explanation for this unusual activity: pieces of the mantle under this region have been periodically breaking off and sinking down into the Earth. This thins and weakens the remaining plate, making it more prone to slipping that causes earthquakes. The study authors conclude this process is ongoing and likely to produce more earthquakes in the future.

Well, yeah:
“I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,” Coleman told Climate Depot Saturday.

I have discovered that a dot at the center of the crosshairs

may well be wonderful as a 'put it on the spot and press' thing, but- for me at least- it can make shooting for accuracy a bit difficult compared to straight crosshairs.  Shouldn't, but seems to.  Something about keeping the dot centered on the bullseye.

It was a good day at the range anyway, about which I have something else to write, except I just realized 'no pictures'.  So that part'll have to come later.  But it worked.

Did get a chance to shoot something interesting:  a Ruger Blackhawk in

.30 Carbine(stock photo, not the one in question).  Talk about muzzle blast... very sharp 'crack'.  Recoil's nothing bad, but definitely a 'snap'.  I'd love to be able to borrow it when I can set up the Chrony and find out what velocity that little 110-grain bullet is moving at from a 7.5" barrel.  Guys on the rifle side were looking around like "What the hell is he shooting?"  Accuracy was impressive; at 50 yards it put four into about a 4" group, with two high(I blame myself for those).  Wonder how soft points, or those new Hornady hollowpoints, would expand out of this?

Mind you, if you were close to a bad guy the muzzle blast might well cause enough disruption to send them away(possibly with a shirt on fire).

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

When actual science becomes subservient to PC,

that definitely fits under 'Science: abuse of'.
The members of the American Anthropological Association are busy voting (until May 31) on a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The proposed resolution jumps off in its first sentence in universalist language, claiming that Israel has denied Palestinians “their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination.”
The Declaration reflects a sentimental view of humanity, as though in our essence we are a tribe of suburban Californians dabbling in the human potential movement of the 1990s, eager to get our kids into good local schools and send them on to Berkeley or Reed.
That this could turn in 2016 to the thinly veiled anti-Semitism of a BDS-style resolution should not be too much of a surprise. Anti-Semitism is back in fashion.  It is this year’s Merlot. And academics whose minds are shaped mostly by intellectual fashion were bound to arrive there.
Allen and Jobson are perfectly explicit about their larger goal.  Their essay, though turgid, is clear enough in its lament for the fall of Soviet communism:  “The fall of the Soviet Union was of interest—and destabilizing—to anthropology.” That’s because the end of “state socialist projects […] foreclosed a moment of revolutionary optimism.”

Why do these idiots ALWAYS lament the fall of the Evil Empire?

Ah, found it: article from three years ago on this subject, specifically the attacks on a particular anthropologist because he wasn't speaking the proper words and the proper ways, and had a non-PC view.

Lying two-faced bastard, thy name is Hillary

Week or so ago: 'We're going to put a lot of coal companies and miners out of business.'
Now: "Coal is vital to the country, and we need it and you miners!"
'Shameless' doesn't even begin to cover it.  And her little friends, too.

"The reason we're so upset is that veganism is a belief system," says Carrie Christianson, who started the Facebook boycott group.
And anyone who leaves the fold is to be destroyed.

It's nice outside.  And the meds have helped.  I think I'm going outside for a while(yes, I may regret this; I don't care).

Monday, May 02, 2016

Yes, the 'no-fly' list is bullshit.

Always has been.  Mr. Korwin puts it nicely:
An arbitrary list, with no checks and balances, no functional controls or due process of any kind, will deny our fundamental constitutional civil and human rights. The man currently in the White House is calling for the list. You're insane if you object, he says.

By implication, if you can't buy a gun, you certainly aren't free to possess any of the firearms you already own, right? Someone should come and take all those dangerous guns away from you because they must be contraband. You're too dangerous to own them. How do you get off the list? You have to sue the federal government.

Mr. Obama wants to turn an arbitrary no-fly list run by the government without rules into an arbitrary no-buy list for your fundamental right to keep and bear arms. The gloves are off, the cat is out of the bag, the lie is bald-faced. There are no known parameters for adding people to the list. The Terrorist Screening Center, a secretive FBI branch you can't deal with, runs it.

This is on the same level as the idiots who insist marijuana must be legal "But we have to ban tobacco!"  Vaping helps a lot of people deal with smoking, But...

I have been reminded, in a thread over on Bookface, that communism and socialism will always have apologists, and reminding them of the National Socialists in Germany being socialists really pisses them off.  "Oh no, they were not!" for various bullshit reasons. 

Because being associated with Stalin and Mao and the gulags and Holodomor is no real problem, but Hitler and his camps is.

Crap like this is a fine example of why trust in government

and various agencies is in the toilet.  And deservedly so.

And they'll all insist you're wrong, 'I don't care what the records show, that didn't happen/didn't happen that way/why do you listen to these conspiracy theories?'

With the various and sundry bullcrap that's come out, my default question to just about any politician or government agency is "WHY should I trust you on this?  Give me actual reasons."

Sunday, May 01, 2016

This is good news, not just for Nigeria

but for other places it might influence

But I swear, there'll be some SJW type whining that "We've forced them to change their culture" or some similar idiocy.

I kept forgetting to look up where the last line of this quote came from: