Saturday, August 12, 2023

That evening has rolled around again, so

I present the collection for today

Once more, in (formerly Great)Britain,

the cops are demonstrating just how good they are: crap on dealing with crime, hell on an autistic kid saying a disapproved-of thing.
Police have failed to solve a single burglary in neighbourhoods across nearly half of England and Wales in the past three years, amid warnings the offence is being decriminalised.
'It is fair to say that in some parts of the country, there are some crime types – in this case, burglary – that have become decriminalised because there is absolutely no consequence to committing the crime,' he told the Telegraph.

The mother claims that her daughter said to one of the officers, a blonde woman with short hair, that she ‘looked like her lesbian nana’. ‘You’re going to remove her for what, she said the word lesbian? Her nana is a lesbian, she’s married to a woman. She’s not homophobic’, the mother says in the clip.

She tries, in vain, to explain the distress this is all causing her daughter, who is hiding under the stairs, screaming and hitting herself. ‘She’s autistic’, the mother repeats, to which the allegedly offended cop responds: ‘I don’t care.’ A male officer intervenes, insisting the child made a ‘homophobic’ comment towards his colleague. The girl is then taken away, screaming and crying. She was released on bail without charge the next day.

Robert Peel is spinning in his grave.  Were he brought back for a couple of days, there would be a lot of empty offices in various headquarters, and lot of former cops looking for jobs.

Ever heard of Ed McGivern?

If not, take a look.  Rock Island auctions has a couple of his pistols, and put this together about the man.

Friday, August 11, 2023

While I'm at it, let's take a look at

two mature women: Paulina Porizkova

at 57, and Elizabeth Hurley
at 58.

Time has come,

on this sixth evening, for the visuals to be brought out.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Something I read brought back a memory

Friend has some honeybees in a fruit tree and is a bit freaked out about them.  She knows they're good, etc., but for some reason that's a "NO!" when she has to look at them.

She'd have lost her mind if she'd been with me and the kids years back.  We were walking through a wildlife area, looking to be terminally rude to some squirrels, and heard a buzz off to the north.  There are some powerlines that run through the area, and since I worry about things I wondered if it could be a transformer going out or some other problem?, so we went looking.

Got closer, it got louder, and at a small clearing, in the top of an oak tree about 20' high was the biggest swarm of bees I've ever seen.  Standing under it, it was loud enough to be kind of shocking.  I was amazed, standing under it, probably with a big smile on my face, saying "This is amazing, look at it!"

Daughter finally suggested that "Maybe we should go and leave them alone."  I didn't want to, but allowed as that might be a good idea, and we left.  I hadn't brought a camera, and this was pre-cell phone days, so no pictures.  Dammit.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Well, isn't that just amazing, a Democrat-run kangaroo court that didn't bother to keep records

they should have.  Of course, they claim "We sent everything except what we don't have to.  Which just happens to cover a lot of what you're looking for."
"Part of our task as this oversight subcommittee is to actually address the security failures, look into how did it happen… how were these folks able to get into the Capitol," Loudermilk said. He said the documents they obtained came over in boxes and was completely unorganized.

"Nothing was indexed. There was no table of contents index. Usually when you conduct this level of investigation, you use a database system and everything is digitized, indexed. We got nothing like that. We just got raw data," he said. "So it took us a long time going through it and one thing I started realizing is we don't have anything much at all from the Blue Team."

Just shocking, isn't it?

Monday, August 07, 2023

It's amazing what you find while clearing things out

Mom has no idea where or when Dad picked this up.  Or why, for that matter.

A whole lot of leftists just became even more unhappy

because there's another 2nd Amendment victory.  This on on knives.
[J]ust as with firearms in Heller, bladed weapons facially constitute "arms" within the meaning of the Second Amendment. Like firearms, bladed weapons fit the general definition of "arms" as "[w]eapons of offence" that may be "use[d] in wrath to cast at or strike another." Moreover, contemporaneous sources confirm that, at the time of the adoption of the Second Amendment, the term "arms" was understood as generally extending to bladed weapons. See 1 Malachy Postlethwayt, The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce (4th ed. 1774) (including among "arms" fascines, halberds, javelins, pikes, and swords). Because the plain text of the Second Amendment includes bladed weapons and, by necessity, butterfly knives, the Constitution "presumptively guarantees" keeping and bearing such instruments "for self-defense." …
Bold mine.  And Wonderful.

What are the anti-rights people doing?  One of their current projects follows the 'make it too expensive for someone to exercise that right' crap that gave us poll taxes.
...House Democrats have introduced legislation to impose an outrageous 1000% tax on supposed “assault weapons.”

The legislation, introduced Friday, according to Breitbart, proposes the tax for AR-15s and other so-called “assault weapons” along with “high capacity” magazines.

They've disliked the restrictions of the Constitution for a long time.

When you have a bunch of parts and

you've just got to do something with them.

Must be really nice to be a big Democrat campaign donor

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) informed a federal judge late Wednesday it did “not intend to proceed” with a campaign finance charge against disgraced FTX founder and Democrat super donor Sam Bankman-Fried.

Consultation with the Bahamas on the campaign finance charges in Bankman-Fried’s original extradition document last year were behind the decision as part of an effort to adhere to the legal obligations therein, Forbes reports.

The campaign finance violation charge was among eight counts present in the DOJ’s original indictment—which also includes wire fraud, securities fraud and money laundering—in December

Sunday, August 06, 2023

This seriously needs a soundtrack


Added: Oh yes, I'm familiar with 'Winged Hussars' by Sabaton.
Ever notice that they just can't properly film a full-out cavalry charge, because it'd be too bloody dangerous?

August 6, 1945 was the day

the end of the Pacific War began.  And some of the follow-on stuff as well.

Or, as Michael Williamson put it,