Saturday, December 15, 2018

Saturday, the next installment

of data arrived

You voted the socialists in, and this is one of the results

“Venezuelans didn’t care enough about it. The idea of having the means to protect your home was seen as only needed out in the fields. People never would have believed they needed to defend themselves against the government,” Vanegas explained. “Venezuelans evolved to always hope that our government would be non-tyrannical, non-violator of human rights, and would always have a good enough control of criminality.”
You voted the tyrants in.
He said it didn’t take long for such a wide-eyed public perception to fall apart. “If guns had been a stronger part of our culture, if there had been a sense of duty for one to protect their individual rights, and as a show of force against a government power – and had legal carry been a common thing – it would have made a huge difference,” he lamented.

Today is the day the BoR was made official law; the 2nd Amendment was there because a bunch of smart people saw the possible need for citizens to be able to tell the .gov to go to hell.  We lose that, we'll be the next Venezuela.
The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. -- Judge Alex Kozinski

1791, that which frustrates asshats like Rep. Lieu was ratified

Following ratification by the state of Virginia, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, become the law of the land.
Also hardest hit: gun bigots and other control freaks.

A response to "You conservative gays better shut up!"

Basically, Thiesen is saying that gay men have to think with their genitalia, and that their sexual preferences strip them of the same right to reason we afford everyone else. This is ignorant, and frankly, blatantly homophobic.

Yes, I am gay, along with Greene and many other men. But I’m also a person—and can think for myself.

It’s doesn’t matter what demographic boxes I check on the census: I can still decide whether or not I view abortion as immoral, gun control as foolish, tax cuts as wise, and make up my mind about anything else.
He's one of a lot of people, gay and women and others, who're sick of being told "If you don't speak the way we say you should, we'll go after you!" by the left.  And good on them for talking back.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday has arrived,

and brought with it fresh data

"Organic food is better!" Overall, no; and then there's this:

"The greater land-use in organic farming leads indirectly to higher carbon dioxide emissions, thanks to deforestation," explains Stefan Wirsenius, a Swedish researcher working on the study. "Our study shows that organic peas, farmed in Sweden, have around a 50 percent bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed peas. For some foodstuffs, there is an even bigger difference – for example, with organic Swedish winter wheat the difference is closer to 70 percent," says Wirsenius.
So annoy a local vegetarian/vegan/organic food nut today.

Start throwing these people in jail, and it just might get a point across

The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month.
And they didn't just 'miss' the deadline, oh no:
That deadline has come and gone, and neither the FBI nor DOJ has produced any documents or response.
This is crooked bureaucrats saying "Screw you, we won't do it."

I repeat: start throwing people in jail for this.

You know you're a handloader when,

in the fuzzy light of early morning when you're halfway awake, you start thinking "Did I set the scale right when I was charging those cases last night?"

"I'm defending the 1st Amendment, you conservatives are attacking it!"

Yeah, that'll work.
Specifically, Lieu argued corporations have free speech rights and therefore should not be questioned about matters such as political bias. That makes sense given the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FCC decision articulating corporations’ rights under the First Amendment, but Lieu has been an outspoken critic of that decision, saying "corporations are not people."

He did not address Citizens United in his statement, and his office did not respond to multiple requests for comment on whether he has changed his position on it. Instead, Lieu again blamed Republicans for holding the Google hearing at all.

Response to Lieu:
You said you want to regulate speech (from your political opponents? Facts that hurt little snowflakes feelings? Jokes?), but to your disappointment, the first amendment is stopping you, so you're actively calling for Big Tech to do it on your behalf.
"Corporations are not people(except when I say they are!"  Wonderful, isn't it?

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Rep. Ted Lieu would love to control our speech,

and admits the 1st Amendment stops him.  And then, when called on it, says this:
I would love to regulate your speech, but thank goodness the First Amendment prevents me, @POTUS, and Republicans from doing so.

Get it? I'm defending the First Amendment.

And actually thinks that makes it all good...

The only proper response(that doesn't involve a helicopter):

'Democratic Socialists' steering committee get matching Soviet tattoos;

upset ensues.

The fact that these assholes would wear something as representative of tyranny and massacre as this, something jus- no, actually worse than the National Socialist swastika- indicates that they're either idiots or finally admitting they're communists.

And deserve to be treated as such.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Why, you'd think their caring for women was solely a politcal matter:

only in evidence when they can whack on a Republican.
California Democrats who have strongly supported the #MeToo movement and excoriated Republicans over their handling of decades-old sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been notably mum on the resignation last week of a top aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) after news broke he had been sued for "gender harassment."
Many of them have also declined to take a position on a lawsuit against Rep. Tony Cardenas (D., Calif.), the head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus PAC who has been accused of drugging and molesting a 16-year-old girl in 2007.

The silence on the resignation of the Harris aide and ­Cardenas comes a year after many of the state's political leaders acknowledged a reckoning when it comes to sexual misconduct in and around Sacramento.

At some point some group of women who don't give a damn about 'which party' is going to go after some/enough higher-ranking Democrats for crap like this, and the Evil Party is going to- or at least try to- destroy them for it.  And things are going to get real entertaining.  There's been some stuff of the sort, but nothing like what could happen, because when it really blows you're going to have the "No Enemy On The Left, no matter what they do" 'feminists' hammering on the "We don't care what party he/she is with, they're an asshole!" women, and finally getting hammered back.

Of course, that hammering back will depend on getting enough publicity and attention to actually do something, and with an awful lot of our media they'll just be ignored.  At least for now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

First test of the stuff from Widener's is one of the most common practice

cartridges around: Winchester white box 9mm.

I will note that, in the past, I've run across people who had some problems with this stuff, including a guy handing me two rounds that not only had no primers, but no flash hole(which makes the 'no primer' part a good thing).  However, that was during the worst of the Obama-period rush on production, and a number of brands/types had some problems during that period*.

This was a 100-round box of 115-grain ball, which was fed through a S&W M&P full-size.  Zero feeding, ejection, or firing problems.  And all shots hit where they were supposed to(within the limits of my ability, at least).

I've had no way to set up the Chrony to check velocities, I can say this stuff felt very consistent, and unlike some other stuff I've tried, it did not crap up the pistol with lots of fouling.  So clean, consistent, reliable**, accurate, and decent price; what more can you ask for?

 *I had some CCI primers that failed to pop during that time, first failures I've ever had through I don't know how many thousands I(and Dad) have used over the years.

**You want a thousand-round test?  Send me a thousand; they were nice enough to send me some stuff and say "Try this out and see what you think", I'm damned sure not going to start hinting for a case.

I'll note that among the sales out there, Widener's has some

9mm, and the Blazer Brass has a rebate going on.

Calling someone killed in self-defense a 'victim of gun violence'

is bullshit, but the anti-rights people keep doing it.

Sooner or later, this crap will have to be dealt with by the left,

and the question is whether they'll kick it out, or just embrace their inner racist and demand more.
It was there that, as the women were opening up about their backgrounds and personal investments in creating a resistance movement to Trump, Perez and Mallory allegedly first asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people—and even, according to a close secondhand source, claimed that Jews were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade. These are canards popularized by The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, a book published by Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam—“the bible of the new anti-Semitism,” according to Henry Louis Gates Jr., who noted in 1992: “Among significant sectors of the black community, this brief has become a credo of a new philosophy of black self-affirmation.”

Looking over this, two things come to mind: power and money.  Power over other people's lives, and lots of money.  And hanging around with people who hate Jews.  White people are bad, but Jews, well, REALLY bad.
On March 11, 2018, the Women’s March had their biweekly phone call with national organizers. The public controversy had started to explode over Mallory’s attendance at the Saviours’ Day event, during which, in the course of a three-hour speech, Farrakhan blamed Jews for “degenerate behavior in Hollywood, turning men into women and women into men.” Angie Beem, president of the Washington state chapter, remembered that phone call.

All the 'intersectional' crap boils down to this at the very end of the article:
...“We don’t have to call it the Women’s March. I think we still have an opportunity to pull this together. But it can’t be the Jewish women’s movement or Black womens’ or White womens’ or the Spanish women’s movement. We just need women voting together.”
Remember all the crap about 'white women don't think/care/believe/vote right!' noise that's been going on?  These people don't seem to understand that what they're demanding is 'Women must vote together the way we want them to, and if they don't they're part of the enemy'.  And people don't always vote the same ways because they don't think and believe the same ways.  But they're demanding that people do those things, just like a lot of activists demand blacks vote and think certain ways or they're not 'real' blacks.  Sooner or later that crap's going to blow up in their faces, and I hope it's soon.  Saying "We want change!" is fine, but when you're demanding "We want you to be what we demand for the change WE want!", well, that's not good.

Monday, December 10, 2018

A bit of history, or

"Who said mean things about the BATFEIEIO?"
 Once upon a time the NRA sent out a fundraising letter with a quote about ATF agents being jack-booted thugs.

The left had hysterics over those 'brave federal agents'* being described so.

Bush 41 had a snit fit and resigned his NRA membership.

Slight problem:  that quote was from Rep. John Dingell, a Democrat, from a speech he made on the floor of the House:
“If I were to select a jackbooted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF.”

Year or so later he said
“I would love to put [ATF agents] in jail, I think they are evil.”

The media either never bothered to find out, or refused to  mention where that quote came from, and the Democrats damn sure didn't want anyone to know; it's so much better to accuse the NRA of hating than to deal with what their own said.

*Unlike the Border Patrol and ICE agents, who are horrible racist haters, etc.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

If you're surprised, then

you haven't paid attention to what these clowns have been saying for years.
House Democrats plan to introduce legislation criminalizing private gun sales once the new Congress is in session.
So Thompson will sponsor legislation requiring a background check before someone may buy a gun from his neighbor, a co-worker to get a background check before buying a gun from a co-worker, and so forth. The bill will go so far as to require a son to get a background check before a father can give him a gun as a gift.
Time to start yelling at Congresscritters; even if they're grabby Evil Party people, make as much noise of the "You can be thrown out of that office, y'know" variety as possible, and make sure the Stupid Party members know the same.

And especially remind the Stupid Party in the Senate.