Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday night, happily not as hot as last night;

Still a good evening for this kind of heat


































This time yesterday it was about 108;

right now it's 93.

I like this better

Translation from MoveOn:

"We need a new excuse for assaulting people we don't like."
Oh yeah, that's gonna work out well.


Always nice when the leftists eat each other.


Let's see... the NEA is a union that's been getting more and more leftist, so them being this kind if bigoted and stupid isn't exactly a surprise.


The Brady Campaign lies.  And bears crap in the woods, neither is a surprise.

The Giffords clowns lie, too.  And that's as much a surprise as the Pope being Catholic.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday night, and it's damn hot out there

Much more comfortably so here


































I've read about Zone Rouge before,

that's some nasty long-term damage.


Tell me again about the wonders of low-crime Britain.
The number of killings and knife offences in England and Wales have surged in the last year, official crime figures reveal today. 

The Office for National Statistics have recorded the number of homicides has increased by 12 per cent, and crimes with a knife have risen by 16 per cent. 

The number of homicides now stand at their highest level since 2008, amid a violent crime wave that is blighting London and other cities.


More problems:
In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences - the lowest detection rate since 2015.

Data also shows police closed nearly half (48%) of all cases because no suspect could be identified.

It comes as new figures show the number of homicides has increased for the fourth year running.
...
The Home Office figures show a continuing downward trend since 2015 in the proportion of cases police have resolved, falling from 15 to 9%.


Mentioned it before, this kind of crap is why the ACLU can kiss my ass

[T]he ACLU now advises all its affiliates to consider the content of speech, and whether it advances our goals, before deciding whether to defend the right to speak.

That is a balance never before recognized by the ACLU as legitimate in deciding whether to take a free speech case. To deny that this departure from free speech policy is a departure is intellectually dishonest, an Orwellian smokescreen thrown up to obscure what they are doing.

And that, it seems, is why they tried to hide the new guidelines, even claiming, absurdly, that they were protected by the lawyer-client privilege. To say now, after the guidelines were disclosed by others, that they have nothing to hide rings hollow.
The national ACLU has never liked or wanted to defend the 2nd Amendment(some local branches have), but they've made a big deal of "We defend speech!"  Except now they don't.

Screw the bastards.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"At least Obama stood up to Putin!"

Right.


Ah, SuperJews, is there nothing they cannot do!
(or it could be that this is a tectonically active area, and earthquakes happen, but why mention that when you can blame the JOOOOOS! for doing something evil?)


No, slavery wasn't invented in the US.  That a bunch of idiot teachers actually teach this is a testament to either
They are incompetent and ignorant of history,
or
They know they're lying to their students.


Someone mentioned an old prayer: "Lord, make my enemies stupid."  Well, yeah, that works.
When your "He's destroying relations with allies!  He's insulting NATO!" noise is based on "You need to pay what you agreed to for your own defense", you have a problem.

I'm with Michael Z. Williamson: He wasn't my choice, but it's worth having him there for the sake of watching the left absolutely lose their shit whenever he does- well, anything.


Short version of control freak: "This may mean money that we don't know you have, and if we don't know if you have it how can we tax you on it?  Also terrorists and criminals!"

Which reminds me of a law professor wanting to get rid of $50 and $100 bills because 'Criminals use them'. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Be it noted that even when the clouds

keep the temp from getting to the predicted high, standing by a pot of molten lead, casting bullets, is still damn hot.

And I had an idea.  Several hours after I finished.  Which means it'll have to wait for the next time I can stand to do this.

I shall now head for a shower.

In today's chapter of "History: It be Messy" we have

"What do you mean the Native Americans altered the land and cut down forests?!?"
Even so, people in the 1800s made less of an environmental impact on the valley than the people who lived there before colonization. Loughlin and his colleagues compared the pollen species in sediment layers from the last 700 years to the pollen species in layers of lake sediment deposited long before the first people moved into the region thousands of years ago. They found that the period before 1588 was most strikingly different from the original pre-human cloud forest. Even the settlement and cattle grazing since 1819 disturbed the cloud forest less than pre-Columbian agriculture.

It has been difficult to understand exactly how and to what extent pre-Columbian people in Central and South America modified their environment with agriculture, irrigation, and construction. Different cultures left different marks on the landscape, and archaeologists are sometimes still surprised by what they find beneath the dense vegetation. But Loughlin and his colleagues say this study suggests that overall, we may have been underestimating how drastically pre-Columbian people in South America impacted their environment.
No shit?


But the chickenshit politician is still running

The campaign manager for Democrat Tedra Cobb, who is running to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), left the campaign on Tuesday in the wake of a video where Cobb says she won't publicly state what she actually believes about banning certain guns.
Mentioned this twit before, but it's worth putting up again(bold mine):
"When I was at this thing today, it was the first table I was at, a woman said, ‘How do you feel about assault rifles?' And I said they should be banned," Cobb said in the video. "And I said, you know, people were getting up to go, to go get their lunch because it was a buffet, and I just said to her, I want you to know Cindy, I cannot say that."

Cobb's campaign website includes a page detailing her support for various gun-control measures but does not include any provision advocating for the ban of any firearms. Cobb went on to say that she had been advised by representatives of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action not to advocate for gun bans.

"And she said, ‘Well, I want you to' and I said, ‘I won't win,'" Cobb said. "I said Moms Demand [Action] says, and Tricia Pleau said, ‘Do not say that you want an assault rifle ban because you will not win.'"
"Lie.  Because if you say what you really want, you'll lose.  Wait until you're in office, THEN tell the peasants what you're going to do."

Apparently, when the video got out, the manager had a very public meltdown, so he's gone.  Like Cobb should be.



"But it would be FREE HEALTH CARE!"

This morning, the largest newspaper in the state, the Baltimore Sun, reports that Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services calculated that the state would have to levy a 10 percent payroll tax against every business and charge a $2,800 fee for every man, woman, and child in the state to raise the needed $24 billion a year.
As I told a guy years back when he was counting on Hillary! to give him free health care, "It won't be free.  You may not be writing a check to the doctor, but you damn well WILL be paying for it."

The Democrat reaction to the numbers:
Kevin Harris, a spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous says that it’s “premature” to talk about what kind of taxes or fees would be raised to pay for the plan.
Yeah, wait until the economy is trashed and people are screaming, then talk about the actual costs.  Which I guarantee will be a lot more than their estimate.



Well, crap. Hear about a bullet

that's said to give very good accuracy in .310 Cadet, check on it, and find that it's made in Australia, and the maker can't afford the costs and mess of getting a license to export them.

Not loaded ammo, mind you, just inert bullets.

Jeez, this is stupid.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As a preface, I will point out that, no matter the accusations of idiots, you don't have to love Trump

to have real problems with Mueller & Co.  I think I mentioned before how he was involved in that screwed-up investigation of the anthrax attacks; I pulled that article up, doesn't this sound familiar?
Much of what authorities discovered, they leaked anonymously to journalists. The result was an unrelenting stream of inflammatory innuendo that dominated front pages and television news. Hatfill found himself trapped, the powerless central player in what Connolly describes as “a story about the two most powerful institutions in the United States, the government and the press, ganging up on an innocent man. It’s Kafka.”
...
In their own depositions, both John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller, the FBI director, said they had expressed concern to underlings about news leaks that appeared to single out and smear Hatfill. Both, however, denied any knowledge of who specifically was doing the leaking.


Throw in the mess before that mess with Whitey Bulger, and other things, and Mueller being distrusted goes back a long way.  Throw in the FBI lab scandals, and the question of "Why would they NOT record interviews with suspects?"  Which came around and bit them 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.
Borrowing from another piece, note the response of the agent in charge of this mess:
The FBI never recorded the alleged confession … nor any part of the 11-hour interrogation.

And that was the single biggest flaw in the case.

The feds claimed they had a smoking gun, but couldn’t prove it.

In fact, there were parts of the alleged confession contradicted by other evidence.

So when Salman declared that the federal agent who claimed she confessed was “a liar,” the feds didn’t have a single piece of concrete evidence to prove she was wrong.

And why? Why didn’t authorities record the interrogation?

“I honestly never thought about it,” testified FBI Special Agent Christopher Mayo.

Frankly, I find that incredibly odd. Apparently, so did the jury.
That he 'never thought about it' indicates a couple of things to me:
"Those people are supposed to believe what we say, not demand proof!"
and
"Screw what we were ordered to do, THIS is how we do it!"
I say "ordered to do", because
Four years ago, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the FBI and other federal agencies would henceforth record such interviews but little has changed from the J. Edgar Hoover era.
Got that?  The Attorney General ORDERED them to record, but they didn't.  Interesting, isn't it?

So, the history of Comey and Mueller, those current heroes of the left, isn't exactly wonderful.  And "But they're going after Trump!" doesn't excuse the crap they have/are pulling.  Lord, what a mess.



Monday, July 16, 2018

Among the interesting things in this:

When you leave Cuba for the first time, you discover many things that you had been blind to,” said Yaili JimĂ©nez Gutierrez, one of the doctors who filed suit. “There comes a time when you get tired of being a slave.”


Holy crap. If this is correct, then half the Labour Party is in on this

Which would help explain how the rape gangs have managed to go on so long with the authorities doing so little: have to protect all the Lords and Ladies of Socialism, y'know.

Add this to the cowardice and PC-at-any-cost attitude...


Sunday, July 15, 2018

This just in: vegetarians were known as 'The deceased'.

They found ibex adipose tissue as the most likely fat source. Half the stomach contents were composed of adipose fat. They expected the high-fat diet because of the extreme alpine environment where the Iceman lived and was found.

"The high and cold environment is particularly challenging for the human physiology and requires optimal nutrient supply to avoid rapid starvation and energy loss," said Albert Zink, who also participated in the study. "The Iceman seemed to have been fully aware that fat represents an excellent energy source."
No shit?

Professional Journalism...

An assault revolver with high-capacity magazines and a revolver were recovered at the scene.
Even for Californicated, that's bad.  I wonder if the description came from the cops, or the idiot journalist?