Saturday, November 04, 2017

Weather this time of year goes up and down; right now

it's on an upswing, but that's no reason to ignore your studies

Speaking of "WHY are we supposed to trust any of these people?"

Judicial Watch today released Justice Department records showing that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe did not recuse himself from the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecure, non-government email server until Tuesday, November 1, 2016, one week prior to the presidential election. The Clinton email probe was codenamed “Midyear Exam.” 
In June 2017, Circa reported that social media photos showed “McCabe wearing a T-shirt supporting his wife’s campaign during a public event and then posting a photo on social media urging voters to join him in voting for his wife.” The Justice Department IG is investigating whether McCabe properly disclosed payments to his wife’s campaign on his ethics report, as well as possible Hatch Act violations.

Crap like this, and I'll bet those cops can't figure out

why people don't like or trust them.
Her arrest caused a stir in conservative blogs, which were first to report the charges had been dropped. Police spokesman Lt. Brian O’Keefe referred questions to City Solicitor Emily Rice, who was at training all day and not available, her assistant said.

Willard did not respond to a text message. But he told New Hampshire Political Buzz that he consulted with Rice and “we made a collective determination that we were not going to go forward with prosecuting the case.”

Translation: "This is making us look like fucking idiots, make it go away."

Well done, morons.  You now have more people seeing you as dangerous to them and their kids.  Great way to get the public to agree on something.

Friday, November 03, 2017

It's a chilly, kind of damp evening, so

you know what's coming

Gun porn:

Colt Woodsman
I had a chance to shoot this lovely thing a few days ago.  It's another "You do know who invented that, don't you?"* pistol from the Master, manufactured by Colt from 1915 to 1977, in three variations: Target, Sport, and Match Target.

This is a early Target model, ser# indicates made in 1924, with a 6" barrel and an adjustable-for-elevation front sight.
There's a pin at the front, screw at the rear; loosen the screw and the blade- which is spring-loaded- will rotate a small amount for adjustment.  It came with a pair of two-color magazines
that worked as they should.

Why two-color?  My understanding is that they only heat-treated the part of the body that needed it, the feed lip area, and that the bluing they used didn't color that area well.

How'd it shoot?  Lovely.  Clean trigger, sights that really needed better light for me to get the best from(those suckers are small), zero problems with CCI standard-velocity ammo, and more accurate than I am.

Why standard?  Somewhere I once read that a lot of early semi-auto .22 pistols would function with modern standard-velocity, and that it put less stress on the works.  There was some standard available, so tried it, and it worked quite well.

That 'more elegant weapon for a more civilized age' quote comes to mind.

*Credit to Tam for that very useful phrase

Thursday, November 02, 2017

In prison for legally-owned firearms; what Brady and Clinton & Co. would like for all of us

They think the Dark & Fascist State of New Jersey is a fine example for the country; everyone else thinks it's a fine example of politicians and some sorry bastard cops who need to decorate trees.

"He keeps citing the Constitution, this man is a lousy justice!"
Only in your world, you plagiarizing leftist hack.

Ran across this over at Insty, and I'd say he's right: if a party hack like Brazile is saying all this in the open, there's a serious problem for the Clintons.  Which is fine, as these clowns all deserve each other.

Schumer and Gov. Howler getting slapped in the face with their responsibilities in the terrorist attack; they don't like it.

Screw both of 'em, they're nasty little control-freak bastards who think they should never be held to account.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Short on bloggage for a few days,

lots of things to take care of.

"Ignore the assaults and arson and such, they're just peaceful protesters!"

Yeah.  Right.
“Ties between three key leaders of the Oakland group [names redacted] met in Hamburg with a leader of the AQAP [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] and the AQIM [Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb],' the report continued. 'The leader from AQAP is an Egyptian-born male [name redacted] who is known to be in charge of finances and recruiting for the group.

“There is evidence from informants that he is helping the Oakland group acquire the weapons they are seeking, primarily bomb making equipment and toxic chemicals and gasses.

"One of the men from Oakland traveled to Syria to meet with ISIS; the purpose was for training in tactics, but was thought to be primarily a bonding visit to discuss possible massive disruptive attacks in the U.S.

"While in Hamburg, several of the Oakland-based criminals were photographed throwing Molotov cocktails and wielding iron bars, which have been their weapons of choice, though they are almost certainly on the verge of upping the caliber of their weaponry for use in the U.S.

"Despite having their faces covered by masks, they were positively identified.
Don't know why this would surprise anyone, a lot of the left has long ties to people you'd think they'd find radioactive; look at Queers for Palestine, look at the 'women's' movement having Linda Sarsour as a leader.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

You are one of the reasons for the 2nd Amendment, asshat

“Silencing speech is fascism,” she tweeted. “The petition is useless. We aren’t going anywhere.”

The Kent State Socialist Collective (KSSC), a student organization that was formed in 2013, responded to Westbrook by tweeting a map of the Soviet Gulag system and telling her that “there's one place you might be going…”
They always want to wind up with people in camps.  Which is why they want lists, so they know who to go after first.

And why they want private ownership of arms banned; it's so much more difficult to stuff people into boxcars when they shoot you when you start giving orders- oh, that's right, they plan to order other people to do that part of it, they'd never get their own hands directly dirty.

Oh, that's such a wonderful- excuse? "It wasn't THAT bad"?

He and his partner said they only ever committed crimes while in uniform. “The most I did were robberies while working, never outside of work,” Gondo said.
What'd they do?
The men stole money and drugs from citizens during traffic stops, after detaining them, and after falsifying affidavits to obtain search warrants and entering their homes, according to court records. They would turn off body cameras when they needed to, prepare false reports to conceal what they’d stolen, and coach one another on one how to give false testimony.
And just who were these bastards?
Gondo, nicknamed “G Money,” and six others were first arrested and indicted back in March. All of them were members of the Gun Trace Task Force, which works to get illegal guns off Baltimore’s streets. The men are accused of shaking down citizens for cash, falsifying court documents, and overtime fraud. An eighth officer was arrested and indicted in August.

This is what so many leftists just don't- or won't- understand:

The right to speak freely is not the same as the right to rob others of their voices.
Problem is, the leftists do believe exactly that.  Which a lot of teachers and professors are finally admitting is a threat, and that they helped create and encourage it.

Good piece by a teacher realizing the monster they helped create is eating them.
Understanding this argument requires an ability to detect and follow nuance, but nuance has largely been dismissed from the debates about speech raging on college campuses. Absolutist postures and the binary reign supreme. You are pro- or anti-, radical or fascist, angel or demon. Even small differences of opinion are seized on and characterized as moral and intellectual failures, unacceptable thought crimes that cancel out anything else you might say.
Berkeley, anyone?  Evergreen?  How many very-expensive universities?

No one should have to pass someone else’s ideological purity test to be allowed to speak. University life — along with civic life — dies without the free exchange of ideas.