Saturday, October 15, 2022

There's talk of rain in an hour or two

Which reminds me of Security Staff; he hated thunder, and wanted to be close when it was around.   No more of that.  

Ah well, there is the seventh eve stuff to publish, so enjoy

Under the heading of "How it should be done" we have some French police

"We're gluing ourselves to the road!"
"Not for long, assholes."

Borrowed from Gun Free Zone

Friday, October 14, 2022

It's been a long day, and my mind

is already planning something I have to do  Monday, so let's just get to the data gathering

A short clearing


Thursday, October 13, 2022

'Qualified immunity' my ass, how does that give a county engineer protection

for pulling people over and detaining them?  No LE officer, no legal authority, asshat just did it.  And some idiot judges granted him said immunity, which is even more idiotic than what he did.

What the hell is going on with Blogger this time?

I keep telling it to publish, and 30-50% of the time it only saves as a draft, have to tell it again to publish.

Yes, it did it on this one, too

I wondered when this was going to happen,

and it's glorious.
So when hundreds of Muslim parents, upset at gay porn in the school libraries, showed up to a school board meeting in Dearborn, Mich., and it devolved into shouting and chaos with board members running away and gay protesters being chased to their cars, the fallout was absolutely hilarious. The headline in the Detroit Free Press after the event went haywire was “LGBTQ and Faith Communities Struggle for Unity.” BAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Can you imagine what the headline would have been if it were a Baptist church chasing gay protesters to their cars? “Fascist White Supremacist Book Burners Bash Gay Man in Parking Lot,” or “Rabid Religious Zealots Terrorize Gay Man Defending Right to Read,” or something equally terrible. I don’t know about you, but I’m enjoying this disaster.

I wonder if the Usual Suspects are going to call them 'domestic terrorists'?

As someone said, All is going swimmingly

Citing "people familiar with the talks" between Biden administration officials and the Saudis just before OPEC+ announced its production cuts that already have sent oil and gasoline prices soaring, The Wall Street Journal reports that the request was to delay the cuts for one month — until after the midterm elections.As Sarah Hoyt says

Over in (formerly Great)Britain,
Teachers who discuss sex-based women’s rights with transgender colleagues would be considered “transphobic” under a policy proposed by members of Britain’s largest teaching union.

The National Education Union’s trans and non-binary network has proposed that anyone who expects trans people “to participate in discussion or debate about their rights and/or identities” is transphobic.

Ladies, there is now a more important(to the wokesters) minority out there, so you're screwed.

Under 'How It Should Be Done',
The district’s response was immediate.

The response was a letter of notice that he inappropriately communicated with district staff. He was placed on administrative leave and is not permitted to communicate with ANYONE in the district.
Nor was that all. When the school board met on October 5th to discuss the issue, more than four hundred people showed up, almost all of whom were in support of Cusato. Of the 40 who spoke, most demanded his reinstatement, to loud applause.

The result: The school board immediately voted to reinstate Cusato and to suspend its absurd pronoun policy.

And probably whined to each other that this proves all those stinky parents are terrorists.

Why more and more people despise the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Last week, the American Medical Association, the Children’s Hospital Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics sent a letter to U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland requesting that the Department of Justice “take swift action to investigate and prosecute” “high-profile users on social media” who have allegedly created a “campaign of disinformation” against children’s hospitals that offer “gender-affirming health care,” leading to threats and harassment, including a bomb-threat hoax at Boston Children’s Hospital.
No, I don't think "You have no freedom of speech if it upsets us!" isn't going to go over well.  It would, be it noted, be nice to see their ass sued off.

And that's all I can take this morning.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A short ammo test

Had the chance a few days ago to try some S&B and some Sig .300 Blackout subsonic ammo.  Both fired out of a AR the owner had built, all at a 30-yard indoor range.

The S&B is a 200-grain fmj bullet listed at 1060 feet per second.  Did pretty good on accuracy
four out of six almost one big hole.  The problem I ran into was that when fired without a suppressor, it would not cycle the bolt far enough to pick up the next round.  With the can it did, but not far enough back to lock the bolt when the last round was fired.  This rifle had a adjustable gas block, I'd imagine that opening it up a click or two would take care of that.

On the Sig, it's a 205-grain soft-point listed at 1000 fps.  I only had five rounds of this(see 'short ammo test' above), all fired in one group.
Four of the five in one big hole, not bad, and a little higher point of impact than the S&B.  To me it sounded a touch sharper/louder, and it did cycle the action with no problem.

By the way, 'sharper/louder' doesn't mean much, according to a guy outside both were quite quiet, I'd say outdoors you could've fired both with no ear protection.

Did one more test, this on the Strike Eagle scope on the rifle.  It has a dot as the main aiming point with several stadia lines below.  The S&B, using the first line below the dot, was on a 30 yards.

So: both were quiet through a suppressor, the powder seems to have different burning characteristics, both capable of good accuracy at this range.  The S&B might require an adjustable gas block, depending on your firearm.  I'd like to have more of the Sig to test, and I'd like to try both at longer distance.

So the idea worked,

and they changed the course of the asteroid.

People belong in jail for this

“In a COVID hearing in the European Parliament, one of the Pfizer directors just admitted to me at the time of introduction, the vaccine had never been tested on stopping the transmission of the virus,” Roos said.
That would seem to be something of a problem.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

I feel like a little "What the hell is going on out there?"

Tulsi Gabbard quits the Evil Party, burning that bridge behind her.
She's way too leftist for me to vote for, she does have some good points.  For one thing, she was the only one on the Democrat debate stage with the balls to call Kamala Harris on her truly sorry prosecutor/AG record.

Brought to you by the same people who insist you shouldn't be allowed to own a firearm.
A report issued last year by the watchdog group Open The Books, “The Militarization of The U.S. Executive Agencies,” found that more than 200,000 federal bureaucrats now have been granted the authority to carry guns and make arrests – more than the 186,000 Americans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. “One hundred three executive agencies outside of the Department of Defense spent $2.7 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between fiscal years 2006 and 2019 (inflation adjusted),” notes the report. “Nearly $1 billion ($944.9 million) was spent between fiscal years 2015 and 2019 alone.” ... 
When asked about the need for such lethal materiel, agency officials typically speak only in general terms about security concerns. Agencies contacted by RealClearInvestigations from HHS to EPA declined to provide, or said they did not have, comprehensive statistics on how often their firearms are used, or details on how they conduct armed operations.

“I would be amazed if that data exists in any way,” said Trevor Burrus, a research fellow in constitutional and criminal law at the libertarian CATO Institute. “Over the years of working on this, it’s quite shocking how much they try to not have their stuff tracked on any level.”

So 'ecological restoration' is part of the religion of mentally-disturbed people?
And if you call yourself a '“queer-trans-feminist river scientist”, you are mentally disturbed.

He thinks we're about to see a lot more revelations of the dangers to many of the Wuhan vaccines.

When you've deliberately pushed for kids who can't do the work to be passed to the next grade, you ARE trying to destroy their lives.

The Brits and a bunch of others are screwed this winter.  And it's all the fault of their 'elites' who hate oil and gas.

Over in Brit territory, another case of multiple rapes of a girl by, apparently, radical Amish or something.  Not listed is how many times someone may have contacted the authorities and been turned away because 'racism' or something.

And that's about all I can take.

This is going to take a while

I still keep expecting to see Security Staff looking around the garage, or sleeping on the floor in that spot when I look up.  Dammit.

Figures. Screwing US schools up isn't enough,

the slimeball wants to do it internationally.

And notice "The American Federation of Teachers did not respond to the Daily Caller’s inquiry requesting information on how Weingarten’s trip was financed." Gee, I wonder why.

Monday, October 10, 2022

It's nice to see New York being told "This crap doesn't cut it."

Not as fully as I'd like, but still a step.
..."In essence," Suddaby says, "New York State has replaced its requirement that an applicant show a special need for self-protection with its requirement that the applicant rebut the presumption that he or she is a danger to himself or herself, while retaining (and even expanding) the open-ended discretion afforded to its licensing officers. Simply stated, instead of moving toward becoming a shall-issue jurisdiction, New York State has further entrenched itself as a shall-not-issue jurisdiction."

Suddaby's TRO also applies to New York's requirement that applicants supply information about their social media accounts so that licensing officials can decide whether they have said anything suggesting they lack "good moral character." As the gun owners who challenged the new regulations saw it, that demand violated the right to freedom of speech as well as the right to bear arms, making the latter contingent on how applicants have exercised the former.

Suddaby also blocked enforcement of New York's requirement that carry-permit applicants meet in person with licensing officials for an interview, saying "the Court finds that no such circumstances exist under which this provision would be valid." He likewise said the state had failed to justify its demand for the "names and contact information for the applicant's current spouse, or domestic partner, any other adults residing in the applicant's home, including any adult children of the applicant, and whether or not there are minors residing, full time or part time, in the applicant's home." Suddaby deemed that requirement "far more invasive and onerous" than the requirement that an applicant supply four character references, which he let stand.

Sunday, October 09, 2022

What the bloody bleeping hell?

Lawyers, who are representing parents suing Amazon for selling “suicide kits” to teenagers who died by suicide, say they have reached a “breaking point.”

Amazon lawyers have allegedly told parents that the online retailer had a right to sell these so-called “suicide kits." The kits are described in the lawsuit as bundled items that Amazon suggests buyers purchase together, including a potentially lethal chemical called sodium nitrite, a scale to measure a lethal dose, a drug to prevent vomiting, and a book with instructions on how to use the chemical to attempt suicide. The online retailer’s lawyers also allegedly said that it would be “unfair and inhumane” to hold Amazon liable for the teens’ deaths.

I haven't read the whole thing, will finish it tomorrow.  The part I've read, if accurate and true...

"Why don't you trust the media, they're professionals!"

Well, let's see... currently Yahoo 'News' seems to be using 'election denier' instead of 'Republican', that's a good start.

And you'll notice all the Democrats who've denied elections for the past, what, twenty years or a bit more?, are never mentioned.  Because that's different.

Why the hell SHOULD I trust a lot of these biased clowns?

PayPal blew it, bigtime

And their current defense is "That shouldn't have been in there!"  Well, bullcrap.  I can't imagine a change like that not being run through the lawyers and bigshots before they did it; what this really means is "Holy shit, almost EVERYBODY is pissed!  And we've lost how many accounts?  Come up with a cover story and pull it, right now!"

After all the crap they've pulled, and all the yelling about that, you'd think they'd know better.  Apparently the bubble they live in prevents enough oxygen reaching the brain.