Saturday, August 13, 2016

I shall have words with the weather weenies:

after all that buildup and '70% chance of storms!', we got two showers.

At least it did cool off, unlike the data.

I do find myself curious: did he not realize

just what he was telling people, or didn't care?
...We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s got just a free ride so far from the media, we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign, so it had better happen.
Every media weenie who starts playing games needs to be slapped with this.  Every time.

Also, every time some clown starts talking about our 'secure border', and how anyone worrying about terrorists coming in with refugees is just a racist, slap them with this:
Manfred Hauser, the deputy head of Bavaria’s intelligence services, said that Germany "has to accept" that ISIS has infiltrated the country.

He told the BBC there is irrefutable evidence that ISIS has sent teams into the country disguised as refugees in order to prepare terror attacks.

The remarks came as regional ministers began to debate a ban on the burka among other anti-terror proposals.
The usual suspects will ignore this, or try to explain it away.  Right up until some team hits us here.  Then they'll blame the 'unfeeling people who refused to welcome these poor people and drove them to this', or something of the sort.

The front that came through wound up only giving a couple of decent showers instead of real rain, but it did cool things off considerably, and drop the humidity a lot.  I think I'll go out and enjoy that.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Night,

and it's about time after this week.  New data below

Let us hope they remember the rule:

"If you find an ancient book(or text, or scroll) of magic, DON'T READ IT OUT LOUD!"

Wonder if some journalist will ask Clinton

just how much of her estate is shielded from that tax?*
Pushing class warfare, government confiscation and redistribution of wealth in a speech Thursday, Clinton argued that Trump’s proposed elimination of the federal estate tax is unfair to the “99.8% percent of Americans” who are not millionaires and billionaires.

“If you believe that he’s as wealthy as he says, that alone would save the Trump family $4 billion,” Clinton said. “So they get a $4 billion tax cut and 99.8 percent of Americans would get nothing.”
It's 'unfair' not to loot someone's estate after their death.  I will let Mr. Sowell respond:

*Stop laughing.  I know, if any of these journalists were actual reporters, it might happen.

Hmm. So three different FBI field offices wanted to investigate,

and the Dept. of 'Justice' said no.
After banks alerted the field offices to suspicious activity involving the Clinton family charity, the FBI wanted to investigate conflicts of interest stemming from foreign donations during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, CNN reported.

That meeting with Bill Clinton at the airport?  Just coincidental, too.  Nothing to it.

'Department of Justice' my ass, it's the "Department of Special Justice for Special People"

Looking for less punishing loads

for that .45-70, did some digging around and came up with something:
This is a .45 caliber 255-grain semi-wadcutter intended for the .45 Colt.*

This is that bullet with a paper patch that wraps it three times

This is that bullet loaded over 10.0 grains of Unique
 Overall length is 2.54".

The patch goes on wet.  Once it's dry you take that patched bullet, wipe the outside lightly with lube, and push it through a sizing die(in this case .459").  That takes a bullet that mikes .452" and makes it useable- for light loads- in a .457 bore.  Shoots pretty well out to 50 yards(longest tried, ought to give it a shot at 100 just to see), recoil is light, so it works out pretty well.  Less lead, less powder, and less recoil makes a nice plinking load.

 *Yes, that bullet's not good, I grabbed it from the 'melt' bag for the picture

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Good, this is what should happen to corrupt prosecutors

Prosecutors who intentionally withhold or falsify evidence could be charged with a felony under a new bill winding through the state Legislature.
The proposal by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, D-San Fernando, comes as prosecutors in Orange County face accusations that they’ve routinely misused jailhouse informants and withheld information from defense attorneys.
Lots of butthurt is being heard from who you'd expect
Opposing the measure is the 500-member union representing Orange County lawyers, including deputy district attorneys, public defenders and county counsel. The group’s board on Tuesday voted 8-3 to oppose the bill.
“There are already safeguards in place to deal with the things the bill is trying to address,” Guirguis said. “There’s no evidence there’s an explosion of intentional violations.”
Yeah?  Really?  How're those safeguards working?
But the problem of prosecutorial misconduct predates Orange County’s snitch controversy. A 2010 study by Santa Clara University School of Law looked at misconduct statewide, concluding: “Courts fail to report prosecutorial misconduct (despite having a statutory obligation to do so), prosecutors deny that it occurred, and the California State Bar almost never disciplines it...The problem is critical.”
Sounds like your 'safeguards' aren't working, jackass.  Of course, the same thing will be a problem with this: judges who don't want to actually whack another lawyer with real penalties, and prosecutors who don't want to be held to the law they're supposed to uphold.

History and science are messy, it's when people try to make them

nice and uniform that things get nasty.  For instance,
Numerous thinkers, black, white, and other, have successfully, repeatedly, debunked the legacy of slavery argument.  Without regurgitating their arguments, though, I’d prefer instead to consider a conveniently neglected part of the history of slavery in the New World, that part of the past that involves white slaves.  After all, if the enslavement and oppression of their ancestors explains the high rate of criminality among blacks today, then, presumably, it’s true as a general principle that slavery and oppression ultimately lead to criminality.  But if this is true, then the enslavement and oppression of whites of yesteryear should’ve led to marked criminality among today’s whites. 

No such criminality is to be found.

Yet before there were black slaves in the Western hemisphere, there were white slaves.
You can make SJW type just about foam at the mouth with this.  Why?  Because idiots have had the teaching of them for decades:
I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a ten-question American history test… just to see where they are. The vast majority of my students - I’m talking nine out of ten, in every single class, for seven consecutive years – they have no idea that slavery existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh, they know none of it. They’re 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely American invention… How do you give an adequate view of history and culture to kids when that’s what they think of their own country – that America invented slavery? That’s all they know.
And when you bring up contradictory information- hard, provable facts- either it doesn't matter(and you get called a racist), or "That's different, not the same thing at all!"

And the sciences are no better, in that this 'settled science' bullshit is horrible:
Zharkova and her team of researchers released a study on sunspot modeling, finding that solar activity could fall to levels not seen since the so-called “Little Ice Age” of the 1600s. Zharkova’s conclusions may have huge implications for global temperature modeling, but her analysis is not accepted by some climate scientists.
“Some of them were welcoming and discussing. But some of them were quite — I would say — pushy,” she told The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) in an interview on her solar study.
In fact, Zharkova said some scientists even tried to have her research suppressed.

“They were trying to actually silence us,” she said. “Some of them contacted the Royal Astronomical Society, demanding, behind our back, that they withdraw our press release.”
Anyone trying to do such to research that doesn't match what they want to hear is not a scientist, they're a religious fanatic.  Which brings me to a quote:
Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute tells a story about Julian Simon, the late and great economist.He was at some environmental forum, and he said, “How many people here believe that the earth is increasingly polluted and that our natural resources are being exhausted?” Naturally, every hand shot up. He said, “Is there any evidence that could dissuade you?” Nothing. Again: “Is there any evidence I could give you — anything at all — that would lead you to reconsider these assumptions?” Not a stir. Simon then said, “Well, excuse me, I’m not dressed for church.”
I love that story, for what it says about the fixity of these beliefs, immune to evidence, reason, or anything else.

History needs to be taught HONESTLY, warts and all, with a bias neither for nor against: FACTS.
And science MUST be taught, and done, honestly, or it's not just worthless, in some cases it's an actual threat.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What happens when they moved the river?

You find some buried shipwrecks.
One such place was near Parkville, a few miles north east of Kansas City. It was here in 1856 that the Arabia sank after hitting a snag of a sycamore tree, sinking in minutes. As the course of the river was altered decades later, the steamboat became preserved not under the muddy waters of the Missouri, but in a corn field. 
It's incredible how well-preserved this stuff is.

I may not post anything else about Clinton's illegal server,

because nobody in a position of power seems to give a crap what she did.  And I'm tired of being pissed about this.
Two secret letters the FBI sent to the State Department have revealed for the first time that the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, and the classified emails sent through it, stemmed from a so-called "Section 811" referral from the Intelligence Community's Inspector General (ICIG). The ICIG determined that classified, national security information in Clinton's emails may have been "compromised" and shared with "a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power."

Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995 "is the statutory authority that governs the coordination of counterespionage investigations between Executive Branch departments or agencies and the FBI." A Section 811 referral is a report to the FBI about any unauthorized information that may have been disclosed to a foreign power.
Last month, the FBI turned over to VICE News documents revealing that Clinton exchanged nearly two-dozen top secret emails from her private server in 2011 and 2012 with her deputy chief of staff, Jacob Sullivan, her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. The State Department said the contents of the 22 emails were so highly classified that not even the subject matter could be disclosed.
The Hillary supporters mostly seem to care only that "She's a Democrat and saying the right socialist things, so I don't care."  Never mind that, along with other damage, people are probably dead because of this, she's Hillary!, and it's her turn.

That latter is as disgusting an attitude as you can name; it's nobody's 'turn' to hold an office, you stupid bastards.

Speaking of bastard politicians,
Sanders campaigned against the 1%, promising to bring America closer to his Democratic Socialist ideal and to take corporations and rich people down a peg or two.

But now that his campaign is over, he’s picking up a sweet new pad.

According to Seven Days, a news publication in Vermont, the Democratic Socialist from Vermont shelled out 600 grand for a lake house.
Because it's only bad to be an 1%er if you're someone else.  And he disapproves of you.

Last for this morning, barring anything else, this is why I hate the idea of government-controlled health care so much: they shove single-payer down our throats, it'll be just like the VA.  People dying trying to get on a damned waiting list, faked records to hide it, and waste like this.  And not a one of the bastards responsible will pay any price for it.
An army of 167 interior designers work at the Department of Veterans Affairs, picking window blind colors and buying millions of dollars of art each year, an investigation from The Daily Caller News Foundation has found.

The designers’ salaries are not included in recent findings that the VA has spent $16 million on art during the Obama administration. At least a dozen individual pieces of art cost a quarter million dollars or more each. Nearly $700,000 was spent on two sculptures at a hospital for blind veterans, the Palo Alto Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Some agencies are worse, but the basic rule is still "Trust ANY of these bastards?

Shortly after Hillary Clinton took the reins as U.S. secretary of State in 2009, a longtime confidante with deep ties to the Clinton Foundation pressed her senior aides to give a job to an unidentified male associate.

“Important to take care of” the person, Douglas Band told Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Nora Toiv in an April 22, 2009, email with the subject line “A favor…”. The name of the aide is redacted.

“We have all had him on our radar,” Abedin responded. “Personnel has been sending him options.”

Dear Anti-Palindrome:
Other people do not have a responsibility to change their attire because you and some other people are friggin' idiots.

Sincerely, etc.

And, to prove it doesn't require a special outfit,

Californicated passes laws that screw with honest people;

Olympic shooter points out what crap they are and how they mess with her; leftists bitch and whine about her speaking out.

Screw 'em.

Meanwhile, in (formerly Great)Britain,
GROOMING of young girls by gangs of predominantly Kashmiri men is still occurring on an “industrial scale” in Rotherham because authorities are failing to tackle an organised child sex crime racket, an investigation by has uncovered.
... has pieced together shocking testimony from victims, campaigners and local residents in a large-scale investigation series being revealed throughout this week.

They all told us how police and the local council is still "failing" thousands of vulnerable girls.

It reveals how organised, criminal gangs of paedophiles are still using the town as their own personal fiefdom, peddling underage girls for sex as part of a multi-million pound crime empire.
If indeed true, then a bunch of officials need to be horsewhipped in the town square, then fired and banned from any kind of public job forever.

Monday, August 08, 2016

A: This idiot was a US Attorney?

B: The LIBERTARIAN PARTY selected him for VP?
"The five shot rifle, that is a standard military rifle, the problem is if you attach a clip to it that holds more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offences.  That is when they  become, essentially, a weapon of mass destruction.  The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15."
 Amrit Singh:
"What can you do to help control this flow of guns, if anything?"

William Weld:
 "You shouldn't have anybody who is on the terrorist watch list buy any gun at all."
And he's an ignorant fool on top of it all.

Shit.  There's NOBODY in this election I can vote for with a clear conscience.

From the sound of it, these guys

have a place in Valhalla.  And the bastards who didn't get them the support they needed have places in hell.
Hungry and frequently at the point of exhaustion, they were forced to somehow fend off 360-degree attacks from the Taliban, with little protection beyond a series of low mud walls.

They used up a quarter of all the British Army’s Afghan ammunition for that entire year.

Yet today their heroism remains little known, not least because the Ministry of Defence has never permitted the full story of what happened there ten years ago this month to be told.

It has taken a Channel 4 documentary team to piece together fragments of testimony from survivors who have now left the Army, to reveal in devastating detail how close the 88 officers and men came to being massacred.

They lost three men and saw 12 badly wounded before a ragged ceasefire was brokered by tribal elders, allowing them to evacuate their Helmand hell-hole. As with Rorke’s Drift, the final, devastating assault somehow never came.
'never came' because they'd killed to many of the enemy that the elders didn't want to see the rest taking dirt naps.

The support?
To make matters worse, the village was often too dangerous for helicopter support, and reinforcements – although it is still not entirely clear why – simply never came.
Yet while Rorke’s Drift has been immortalised in film and resulted in 11 Victoria Crosses, Musa Qala has been reduced to a controversial footnote in the history of the Afghan conflict. It does not serve 

Whitehall well for details of such a poorly resourced mission to be revealed.
And that gets even better:
‘Theirs is a story of extraordinary courage that has never been told in full. These ex-soldiers who fought at Musa Qala have come forward. They want the truth to be heard.’

Serving soldiers have been banned from participating and the Government has refused access to factual information.
Gee, I wonder why.

In February this year the Taliban recaptured the dusty little town from Afghan army forces.

I need to cast some bullets

Which is problematic in summer.  So the pot's heating, so I can get this done before I melt.

Speaking of melting,
Current weather is normal; that is, it is well within the range of all previous weather and climate variations. There are no dramatic increases in temperature, precipitation, hurricanes, tornadoes, or any other severe weather. The climate is changing just as it always has and always will and the rate of change is perfectly normal. Of course, that is not what the government, environmentalists, or the media promote and as a result most of the public believe. The misconception is deliberate and central to the exploitation of global warming and climate change as the vehicle for a political agenda.

 There are people of the Christian persuasion who think that using violence- especially a weapon- in self-defense is Bad.  I think they're idiots just on general principle, this guy has a more in-depth takedown.

Read somewhere that the legislature in the PROM is upset with the AG, primarily because "You're stepping on our turf, bitch!"  But the first lawsuit is starting, and that might actually get something done.

While it'd be good to clear this crap up, it'll still be the PROM, and a place you couldn't pay me to live.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm out to see if I can make some projectiles.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

So a former military clown writes that ISIS and the NRA are much alike

Proving that having served doesn't mean you're not a friggin' idiot.
Let’s get something straight here: ISIS is a FUCKING TERRORIST ORGANIZATION!!! I don’t know how that point can be stressed any harder. ISIS has a history of BURNING PEOPLE ALIVE. ISIS MURDERS CHILDREN including SHOOTING A 2-YEAR OLD and BEHEADING A 4-YEAR OLD. ISIS HAS COMMITTED GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. The NRA as an organization or its members individually have done none of those things. The NRA does not condone the murder of innocents. The NRA does not condone the murder of children. The NRA has committed no acts of terrorism against the United States, its citizenry, or any of its allies. Is this, somehow, not perfectly clear? I think Antonin Scalia was right, Liberals live in a world where “words have no meaning.”

They also lie:
Despite, all of the zombie lies (ones that won’t die) no current government official or candidate has called for repealing the Second Amendment or confiscating all guns.
Really?  Not Feinstein, or all the others who have- and still- call for repeal, and bans, and confiscation?

John B. Alexander, you're either ignorant of what you speak, or you're a lying bastard.  I'm betting on the latter.

'Most transparent administration EVAH!'

5. Finally, there's the ugly matter of Obama belittling anyone who might question or criticize his cash payola for Iran. That shows an utter disregard for his own promises of transparency, and gross disrespect for the American public. It's terrible policy for an American president to secretly ship $400 million -- or is it by now $1.7 billion? -- worth of cash to the terror-sponsoring ballistic-missile-testing Islamic Republic of Iran. It's even worse when the president, caught out by the press, chooses to defend himself by denigrating the reporters, and his fellow citizens generally, as sensation-seeking fools. The best retort by now, no matter what the presidential mockery, is don't stop following the money.