Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday night rolls around,

and yes, it came in

Yes, if they can trash the 2nd

they'll be after the others.  All of them.  Because they stand in the way of the power the progressives crave over our lives.

The Hollyweenies are feeling heat.  Good.

While back I posted a video of a lawyer specifically saying "IF you and your lawyer need to talk to the FBI, record it.  There's no law that you can't, no matter how much they bluster."  Seems that not recording interviews has bitten the EffingBI in the ass:
I wish that the FBI had recorded their interviews with Ms. Salman as there were several significant inconsistencies with the written summaries of her statements.
My, isn't that interesting?  However could those inconsistencies have snuck in...
Insty put it like this: "The FBI’s absurd and self-serving policy of not recording interviews backfires. It used to be that people trusted the FBI so much that any inconsistencies got ignored or resolved in the FBI’s favor. The FBI has forfeited that trust."

About that idiot Stevens' column about getting rid of the 2nd:
A constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.
He actually thinks it would be simple to do?  Fat effing chance, you stupid bastard.  And, as Huffman notes, he's also forgetting about some previous rulings, including
The right there specified is that of ‘bearing arms for a lawful purpose.’ This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.
Yep.  Which means that, among other things, getting rid of the 2nd- if they could- would not be simple, or easy, if you think the noise from the prohibitionists has caused anger NOW... and it would not change that fact: that the right to arms was not GRANTED by the Amendment, it was recognized as being hugely important to a free people.

And we're not giving it up.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday night:

you know the drill

"It's different when one of OUR people does it."

A former staff member for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty says she was punched, screamed at and threatened with death by the congresswoman’s then chief of staff, who after being fired in 2016 went on to work for Sandy Hook Promise on Esty’s recommendation.

Oh, but wait, there is more to all of this.
A. Esty gave a PERSONAL recommendation for Baker to Sandy Hook promise – one that she COWROTE with him
B. She kept him on for three months even after being provided proof of his abusive behavior
C. Esty is a supporter of women. Uh huh…

Ezra Klein is a first-class asshole.

Apparently a bunch of the 'March to Ban Guns and Register Democrat Voters people

are now carrying posters showing Harry Potter characters and saying things like "Guns are icky, I'd rather have a wand!"

Oh yeah, magic wand would be nice, IF THEY ACTUALLY EXISTED, you twits.

Which noise inspired a friend to write this:
So, I’m reading that the teen anti-gun movement is inspired by the Harry Potter series.

Am I the only one who finds that ironic? I mean, those kids were armed starting at age 11, practiced concealed carry, and trained in combat. All the teachers were armed, highly dangerous, and prepared to defend their students with their lives.
But apparently whacking someone with a magic wand is far morally superior to shooting them.  Somehow.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tab clearing

If some plain citizen did what they did, they'd be trying to put said citizen in prison; but (all together now) "It's DIFFERENT when we do it!"

Stevens' dissent on the Heller decision was crap, and his brain hasn't improved any.

Golden West College: a sharia-compliant zone.

When prosecutors and other lying .gov minions need to pass 'fired and disbarred' and go straight to 'hanged in the down square'.

Short version: "Oh shit, with Stevens writing that people are actually paying attention to us!  This is bad!"
Yes, it is, you little shits; you told the truth about what you really want, and don't like the result.

"It's just awful when your brother makes himself a public figure

(loud-mouthed, foul-mouthed, arrogant, and nasty, but still) and someone refuses to kiss his ass!"

This is just so bloody rich...

On top of which, Lauren, you bitch:
Lauren Hogg, the very woman who approached Melania Trump about the horrors of "cyberbullying," attacked Loesch on Twitter earlier this month.
Lauren Hogg responded favorably to a tweet from Cameron Kasky, the founder of the "March for Our Lives," which read: "Somewhere, somebody is comforting their crying child who has only recently awaken from a terrifying dream about [Dana Loesch]."
you're not in a good position to be whining about what other people say.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Next time someone starts yelling "Gun control now!", ask them why they're such a racist asshats

and why do they hate the poor?
Detroit resident General Laney is the founder and prime mover behind a little-publicized organization known as the National Black Sportsman's Association, often referred to as "the black gun lobby." Laney pulls no punches when asked his opinion of gun control: "Gun control is really race control. People who embrace gun control are really racists in nature. All gun laws have been enacted to control certain classes of people, mainly black people, but the same laws used to control blacks are being used to disarm white people as well."
Those who argue that the concern about cheap handguns is justified because these guns are used in most crimes should take note of Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime, and Violence in America, by sociologists James D. Wright, Peter H. Rossi, and Kathleen Daly. The authors, who undertook an exhaustive, federally funded, critical review of gun issue research, found no conclusive proof that cheap handguns are used in crime more often than expensive handguns. (Interestingly, the makers of quality arms, trying to stifle competition, have sometimes supported bans on cheap handguns and on the importation of cheap military surplus weapons. Kates observes that the Gun Control Act of 1968, which banned mail-order gun sales and the importation of military surplus firearms, "was something domestic manufacturers had been impotently urging for decades.") But the evidence leads one to the conclusion that cheap handguns are considered threatening primarily because minorities and poor whites can afford them.

Had a chance to hit a range this morning (updated)

that allowed a bit longer-distance shooting.  Aside from getting numb fingers*, fun was had; report to follow shortly, as I have things to oil and dry out.

Ok, I've only got one target.  First time I've had the chance to try .45-70 at 200 yards(load was the Lee 500-grain bullet over 35.0 Blackhorn 209).  And of course this is the day of crappy weather.  However, once I got the elevation dialed in,
That trio in the large circle(ignore the two smaller holes) is just under 2 7/8" center to center; the pair in the smaller happened after I changed from a round to a post insert in the front sight.  The uncircled one on the right was shot a couple of minutes later.  I will tell you flatly that I'm delighted with these: solid overcast, it'd started misting enough that it was like trying to shoot in fog at times, so groups like these?  Oh yeah, I'm happy.

I shall now clean firearms and set cases to dry.  And, when time allows, load more of these.

*It's March in Oklahoma: started out cloudy & chilly, got a bit chillier, then the mist/fog/light rain moved through, and after started home the clouds started breaking and it warmed up some.  And is still warming.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

From Madam Hoyt on immigration

Of course, if I hadn’t acculturated, it wouldn’t make a great deal of difference. I was one person alone. But when we’re faced with a continuous stream over a virtually unguardable border it does make a difference, because if those immigrants come not to acculturate but to get what America can give, they’re going to change our culture. Further, if those immigrants come possessed with a theory of racial/ethnic superiority and how they “own” half of our country, it’s going to create a  poisonous subculture in our midst.
I see the bishops’ biases too. Much was said about charity and welcoming the poor and oppressed, but dear Lord, borders exist for a reason and charity is not a principle of geopolitics. The American people are generous to a fault. Many of us support children in other countries. Many send money to disaster relief around the world. But unless you believe there is some magic to the very soil that makes the U.S. prosperous, we cannot and should not allow in everyone in the world who has a need, because if we do, we will end up with our country becoming like the place they came from. (How many states see that with Californians, without even dealing with foreigners?)

From the geniuses at the EffingBI and the Do'J'

Y'know, the only people to be trusted with guns, that we should trust to protect us.  The same people who blew two chances to stop the school murderer in Florida.
The FBI had a decade-long confidential informant relationship with the father of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, prosecutors admitted Saturday, 12 days into the trial of his wife.
The undercover relationship with the father, Seddique Mateen, continued even though the bureau was tipped off in 2012 that its informant was himself raising money to plan a terrorist attack on the government of Pakistan.
The father’s status also played a role in the FBI’s decision not to seek prosecution of Omar in 2013 after they investigated him for violent threats, attorneys for the shooter’s wife said. If Omar had gone to prison in that case, the infamous Pulse shooting might have been avoided.

Screw these clowns, and screw their claims of being Special Agents and so forth.  If you wrote this crap into a novel half the readers would consider it unbelievable.

Monday, March 26, 2018

It appears a lot of news media are cutting their video off

before he does this; gee, I wonder why...

I Went to the March for Our Lives Protest. Here Are My 7 Takeaways.
Short version: if you think this isn't all about banning guns, and you think the kids are running this, you're delusional.

This is the clown the Democrats are so worried about protecting from the consequences of what he's done.  Well, they are the party of Bill Clinton & Weinstein.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Daryl Fisher wants to be sheriff of Buncombe County North Carolina,

but made the mistake of telling people what he really thinks.
Daryl Fisher: Any weapon that is designed for use by the military I think we should ban. You’ve heard people say you have to pry my gun from my cold dead hands. (shrugs) OK. 

You could say the reaction has been, well, bad.

Now he says "It was a joke!"(Bookface link)  Which also doesn't go over well.  Probably because, among all the other words, are these two lines:
I took this opportunity to relay proposals on what I believe to be sensible gun legislation.
Proposing sensible gun legislation is only one of my values and beliefs.
 So, let's consider those.  He thinks 'designed for use by the military' means 'Ban it!'  So, just how many revolvers and semi-auto pistols, and how many single-shot, bolt-action, and semi-auto rifles that would include?  Or would he say "Oh, I don't mean THOSE, only the EBRs the peasants should not have!" ?

And he considers that 'sensible gun legislation'... Buncombe County, you elect this clown and you deserve everything that'll happen to you.

These people are bloody insane

Earlier this year, New England — located just a few hundred miles from the Marcellus Shale, one of the world’s largest natural gas fields — was forced to import a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas. This was necessary because anti-energy activists have convinced local elected leaders to block new energy infrastructure, including pipelines that could bring American gas to the region. This is making households in the Northeast more dependent on imported energy, and forcing them to pay among the highest energy bills in the country. 

This was no accident. The Conservation Law Foundation, a prominent anti-energy group in Massachusetts, states on its website that importing natural gas from foreign counties is preferable to building new pipelines. The Sierra Club’s Massachusetts chapter has simply declared “No New Pipelines,” while the state’s attorney general thinks Russian LNG is better for the climate than piping in American fuel.

"This is the kids! It's THEIR movement!" In a pig's ass.

The March For Our Lives against gun violence, organized by kids for kids, quietly registered as a 501(c)(4) with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, The Washington Free Beacon reports — a designation that allows the March to keep its big money donors secret from prying eyes. 

According to WFB, the March, whose signature event is scheduled for this Saturday, decided to incorporate as a "social welfare" organization, and a non-profit, but not a 501(c)(3), a designation which would have allowed those who donated to the March to claim their contributions as tax deductions, but which would have required the March itself to submit a list of their contributors to the IRS.
Wonderful, isn't it.
The Huffington Post also discovered that while the kids are theoretically in charge, a "board of directors" that reads like a who's who of progressive activists will decide how the nearly $4 million the kids have raised is spent. 

George Kieffer, chair of the Board of Regents of the University of California; Jeri Rhodes, who is with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Washington-based lobbying group founded by Quakers; Aileen Adams; who served under former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Nina Vinik, an attorney who has a background in gun violence prevention; Vernetta Walker from BoardSource, an organization that provides support for nonprofit leaders; and Melissa Scholz, an attorney who has expertise in nonprofit law. 

The Parkland studentsuseful idiots(there, fixed it for them) will serve as an "advisory board" with no apparent official say over how the funds are dispersed.

What South Africa wants to turn itself into

"If we had the chance to go back to white rule, we'd do it," said Solomon Dube, a peasant whose child was crying with hunger when I arrived in his village. "Life was easier then, and at least you could get food and a job."

Mr. Dube acknowledged that the white regime of Ian Smith was awful. But now he worries that his 3-year-old son will die of starvation, and he would rather put up with any indignity than witness that.

An elderly peasant in another village, Makupila Muzamba, said that hunger today is worse than ever before in his seven decades or so, and said: "I want the white man's government to come back. Even if whites were oppressing us, we could get jobs and things were cheap compared to today."
Like Zimbabwe, SA has had a chance to become better; this is what they're choosing instead, and it's going to become real nasty.