Saturday, December 02, 2023

Short night, long day,

Just relax and observe

First, good news from Maryland

Plaintiffs seek to enjoin the state from enforcing only this additional, preliminary handgun-licensure requirement. And Plaintiffs’ challenge must succeed. The challenged law restricts the ability of law-abiding adult citizens to possess handguns, and the state has not presented a historical analogue that justifies its restriction; indeed, it has seemingly admitted that it couldn’t find one. Under the Supreme Court’s new burden-shifting test for these claims, Maryland’s law thus fails, and we must enjoin its enforcement. So we reverse the district court’s contrary decision.
Quite good.  The bad is the crap one judge claimed in opposition to the majority ruling:
Judge Keenan would have us believe the word “infringed” in the Second Amendment is a synonym for “destroyed.” This is a word game Progressives love to play. Change the clear meaning of words to achieve political objectives.

Now we have bad, ATF is playing games.  Again.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has filed a notice of appeal in a case challenging its rule against pistol braces (FINAL RULE 2021R-08F). Gun Owners of America (GOA) filed a motion for summary judgment a day later.

The case, Texas v. ATF, is a joint effort between GOA, Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and the state of Texas to take down the ATF’s pistol brace rule.

Since then, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has expanded the injunction to cover everyone in the nation, effectively killing the ATF’s rule. Before that happened, according to GOA, all parties agreed to the timeline in the Texas v. ATF case. Merely one day prior to Texas and GOA submitting a motion for summary judgment, the ATF proceeded to lodge a notice of appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Many think the ATF violated the agreed-upon timeline and is trying to stall for time since the Fifth Circuit appears to be a dead end for a Bureau legal victory.

It is unlikely that the Fifth Circuit of Appeals would overturn Judge Tipton’s decision. The Fifth Circuit is openly hostile to the ATF’s use of the rule-making process.

Every court should be openly hostile to a federal agency saying "We don't need Congress, WE can make law."

Friday, December 01, 2023

Definitely on indoor evening, so

I present the 6th evening stuff

Chilly, overcast and damp;

yeah, it's December.

Visiting friends east of town meant getting back kind of late yesterday, and I was saved from starvation by a place called Basil in OKC.  Mediterranean food, good stuff.  Recommended.

And it was a good, just too short visit.

And now, your morning bitching:
Today, ethics watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust announced litigation against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for denying a series of records requests related to involvement of FBI officials in the censorship of American citizens as revealed in the Twitter Files exposés. Despite the heightened level of public interest in these records the FBI refused to comply, even though records available in the public domain acknowledge the existence of these documents.
The short version is "Yes, they're supposed to be public, and you have a right to see them, but we already look like crap for what all we've been doing and we don't want to give you more ammunition. So here are our excuses for not doing what we should."

More on the terrorists we're supposed to sympathize with, and who claim they know best for us:
“I think we made the point. We came here, we disrupted the event, we canceled Christmas, so give it up for yourselves,” yelled a protester as a pro-Muslim mob stormed a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The mob completely ruined the celebration and terrified children. At one point the grown Muslim sympathizers chanted, “America is a terrorist state.”

“Christmas is canceled everywhere until Palestine is free,” another protester yelled. Watch videos below.

The mob later broke into a building housing a local children’s choir. They yelled and screamed as the children tried to sing Christmas carols.

Yeah, mess up Christmas ceremonies and scare kids.  Oh, you're great people, sure.
Oh, and throw in that the people doing this in some places were carrying national socialist swastikas.  Nice touch, assholes.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

This looks like a real good way to either get shot

or scare some old lady into a heart attack, which will then put you in prison.

Well, considering what asshats the officials are,

why is anyone surprised they're liars? 
Short version: the Irish authorities who identified the stabber lied to the media.  Which helped cause the riots that allowed said authorities to call everyone involved a racist, 'right-wing', etc.  It also allowed questions and answers like this to happen:
"Ms Minister, do you feel its appropriate for migrants to come to Ireland and sponge off the gov't for 23 years?" "Well there's a long process to getting employment"
Holy bleeping crap...

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Hamas wants the ceasefire extended for two reasons:

First, they want time to try to smuggle some of their people out of Gaza and smuggle weapons in.

Second, they don't want to admit how many more murders like this until they are forced to.
Hamas on Wednesday claimed that an Israeli mother, Shira Bibas, and her two children, a four-year-old and a 10-month-old baby, were ‘killed’ after they were handed over to another terrorist group in Gaza. The IDF is checking the validity of the claim.

I give you the warning,

And proof Carl should've listened

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Yes, they're worse than the original national socialists in one way:

The sheer glee with which Hamas, by contrast, killed parents in front of their children and of children in front of their parents, was broadcast to the world. Nazi sadism was routine and widespread, but it wasn’t built into their actual operational plans in the way that Hamas’s sadism has been.

The gas chambers were invented in part because the Nazis did not much enjoy the actual process of killing Jews as much as Himmler hoped they might. As Laurence Rees notes of Himmler in 1941, "He had observed two years before the psychological damage that shooting Jews at close range had caused his team of killers and so he had overseen the development of a system of murder via the gas chambers that to an extent distanced from emotional trauma." No such trauma is evident in Hamas’s teams of killers, who phoned up their parents on October 7 to boast about the number of Jews they had killed.
The Nazis recognized that if the Red Cross or other international agencies uncovered evidence of the Holocaust there would be an international outcry, whereas Hamas has spotted something about the modern world that has meant that instead of demonstrations against their atrocities and hostage-taking, the largest demonstrations globally have taken place against the victim, Israel. Even movements traditionally seen as on the Left, such as the women’s movement, have failed to raise their voices against the mass rape of Israeli women on October 7.

Which is forever to their shame. 

Just like the morons who listen to Hamas leaders saying they want lots of dead old people and children in Gaza, because 'they will be martyrs we can use to show how bad the Jews are', and saying openly they want all Jews dead, and either the leftists hate Jews just as much as Hamas & Co or, like all the idiots before WWII opened, did not- or would not- believe that Hitler meant exactly what he said, that he wanted all Jews dead.  This will be their shame as well, because history has shown that Hamas and a lot of other hard-line muslims mean it, even condemning Hitler for not going far enough.

One of the disgusting things?  A lot of Jews in the US have been talking about their shock at the threats, the attacks on them for being Jews, and "I have to reevaluate how I vote", but you know damn well a lot of them will still vote for the left.  Even after so much of the left has told them "I want you dead."

I do wonder how much of the left doesn't believe "Palestine free from the river to the sea" means exactly what it says, even with it being insisted on by the garbage they've allied themselves to, or pretends not to.  And would be- or do a damn good job of pretending- how shocked they are if it's carried out.  And they'll still play "But they deserved at least some of this because Intersectionality proves the brown people(no, all the Jews who look just like the Palesimians don't count) are the real victims!"

I truly despair because these idiots are helping the ones- including those in universities and that have been allowed to walk across our border- they make excuses for get ready for a truly awful act, or set of acts, that will leave lots of bodies, and lots of crippled and wounded, in our country.  And now throw in the communists like antifa who may not believe a word of it, but would welcome it, and assist it, because it would damage the US.

I've thrown in the "I do wonder" because history, including recent, shows just how badly people can delude themselves about what's right in front of them.  Especially young idiots being cheered on by adult assholes giving them approval for it.

Now I have to throw in the evil politicians(and I do not use the word lightly) who will pretend horror when it happens- I think it is 'when', not 'if'- at the same time they're trying to use it for their own ends.  Like Biden and Newsome and a bunch of others who'd happily dance in the blood while they try to use that to justify emergency measures to censor, and ban guns.

Yeah, I'm disgusted and sick about this.  And not feeling cheerful about the near future.

A 'How It Should Be Done' when faced with the whiny bitch "She upset us!" types

Murphy felt moved to apologise, saying that she regretted ‘stepping out of line’ and that she was sorry for any upset she had caused to fans.

All the signs pointed to this being yet another conventional tale of a celebrity’s cancellation. At least, it seemed that way, until Hit Parade was released last week. Then something interesting happened. The boycott that so many trans activists had called for failed to materialise. Instead, Hit Parade flew off the shelves. The Official Charts Company announced yesterday that it had shot to the No2 spot on the UK Albums Chart, making it the best-performing album of Murphy’s career so far.

How refreshing it is to see an attempted cancellation fail so spectacularly. Perhaps there is a sizeable contingent of gender-critical music fans who have helped to boost Hit Parade’s sales (the hashtag ‘#IStandWithRoisinMurphy’ was at one point trending on X, with many feminists vowing to buy it out of solidarity).

More like this, please

In some places it's even more urgent: get your kids the hell out of public schools.

The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) is advocating for the demise of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading, Writing and Math. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of Bill S1553 would eliminate that requirement; NJEA called the test “an unnecessary barrier” hindering the alleviation of teacher shortages.

“When the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) adopted changes to the administrative code around teacher certification, it missed an opportunity to eliminate this requirement, which created an unnecessary barrier to entering the profession,” stated NJEA.

"We need more teachers, so let's get rid of those stupid requirements that they actually be able to teach!  Incompetents who's support the union, that's what we need!"

I doubt it was Dragon's Breath, it was more likely unburned powder buildup

in that grate or whatever it is in front of the firing line.

I've cleaned bays that had a lot of shotgun use in them, worst places for unburned powder to accumulate.  I think they'd not been cleaning the bay out.

We're back to a case of "People who should be in jail", Wuhan edition

The former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the US Department of Health, Dr Robert Kadlec, has told Sky News he feels obligated to reveal confidential discussions he had with Dr Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases adviser, about diverting attention away from the lab leak theory.

In his first television interview, to air on Sky News on Tuesday night, he also warns of another pandemic emerging from high-risk experiments in laboratories globally, saying the lessons from Covid-19 haven’t been learnt.
Dr Kadlec felt that Fauci had other reasons for wanting to divert attention away from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He said Fauci was likely worried about his reputation if it eventuated that his agency had funded the gain-of-function research that sparked the outbreak.

“That would be a natural reaction of him or anybody, particularly I think, for him saying, what could this do to me and to our institute as a consequence if we were found to have some culpability or some involvement in this?”

United States agencies, including Dr Fauci’s, were funding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology via a not-for-profit organisation, EcoHealth Alliance.

And, with the willing aid of our Professional Journalists and a lot of social media, painted the inconvenient facts as conspiracy theory.  Destroyed businesses, destroyed jobs, and lots of researchers, doctors, and scientists has their careers damaged or destroyed for asking questions and speaking inconvenient truths.

Jail.  A lot of people.  For a long time.

Monday, November 27, 2023

One of the cries of the abuser: "It's for your own good!"

The text of the "Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022," notes that a person can be imprisoned if they "prepare or possess" material that is "likely to incite violence or hatred against a person or a group of persons on account of their protected characteristics," one of which being "gender" identity.

The Catholic Herald observed in past months that the legislation could lead to criminalization of Catholic teaching and religious expression in general, "The Catholic Church has long-standing objective positions on issues, which, if they are to be uttered in public (and that may include the pulpit), may cause the priest or other adherent to be made subject to prosecution."

O'Reilly defended the bill in a speech on Tuesday as she debated its merits with her peers, even as she condemned some of their rhetoric on "gender or sexual identities." After suggesting social media has "fueled hatred" and revealed the "dirty, filthy, underbelly of hatred in Irish society," O'Reilly argued that hate speech legislation is merely another necessary law to restrict freedom for the "common good."
May I invite Madam O'Reilly to 
and then take a long walk off a short dock.  And receive the same greeting in the afterlife as Stalin.

Because I still love Calvin and Hobbes

Two new- well, one new and one not quite new- cartridges,

one I'd not heard of before: 6.8SPC and .277 Sig Fury.  Hard to try to keep up at times.

The military version .277, pressure of 80,000psi.  Damn.  I wonder what that translates into in bolt and barrel life?

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Someone called this a slow-motion Kristallnacht, and I can't disagree (addition)

As his remarks raced across the internet, his condemnation of Hamas was often excised, leaving only his “hope” for “all” to be killed. Captions and comments online framed his demand for “every one” to be killed in myriad, at times deceptive, ways. One Instagram post shared to millions of users claimed falsely that Strauss told the students, “[I] hope you get killed....”
Gee, a bunch of national socialists lied about what he said.  Anyone surprised?
And the university, being run by craven leftests, threw the professor off campus.

A kosher restaurant in New York was vandalized, when a pro-Hamas mob smashed its windows, the latest in an ongoing string of anti-Israel, antisemitic attacks, vandalism, and clashes in cities around the U.S. and the world, college campuses, and even high schools.

Understand where we are.

These kids are only a few years away from being adults in the real-world.

They are hunting Jews for sport and are not being punished for it.

They are being rewarded with clicks and likes and monetization.

They will lead a second Holocaust in the US.

And the left is either too chickenshit to call their fellow travelers out on it, or are encouraging it.

And there are a lot more examples.

If I were Jewish, and didn't already have them, there'd be a suitable firearm, spare magazines, and lots of ammo on the shopping list.  Because in a lot of blue cities those are the only protection you'll have.

Added: Ran across this in comments at a site, on the question of 
We'd talk about everything, and one day I asked why the Jews in Germany didn't get out while there was still time.

He told me that, unlike Russia and Poland, where pogroms had happened for centuries, unlike France, where anti-Semitism was institutionalized, Germany was an oasis for Jews in Europe, and nobody could believe that this Nazi thing would last very long.

I have a feeling a lot of urban and suburban Jews in America have a similar belief, and therefore neither get out nor change their political stripes. He who refuses to learn from history...

Someone expected the FBI and CDC to actually do their jobs?

When the PRC is involved?  
“The FBI and the CDC really dropped the ball here in terms of investigating not only this illegal lab, but now we wonder how many more labs like this exist in the country,” she said.

“So clearly, we have some work to do to make sure we’re prepared, because we know China is doing everything they can to constantly undermine us.”

The House Select Committee on the PRC further claimed that both the FBI and the CDC were contacted by local law enforcement, but the agencies declined to investigate.

The report notes that FBI informed the local investigator that it had closed its investigation because the Bureau believed that there were no weapons of mass destruction on the property (despite a vial clearly marked “Ebola”.) However, The Select Committee’s assessment of the CDC is especially damning.

A whole bunch of people need to be fired for this, at the least.  And considering the PRC connections, prosecuted.

"These are our ethics rules; if you don't like them,

you may be a nasty Jew."  Seems that's what some of this boils down to, because they have no problem, it seems, since their personnel have been to pride and Palestinian marches with no known consequences.

Professional Media on display.

Once again, "Ma Nature just might kill a whole lot of us."

Four gargantuan undersea sediment deposits – or 'megabeds' – discovered in the western Marsili Basin near Italy show evidence of a series of supereruptions stretching back some 50,000 years, suggesting another one could be on the way.
Any of these various volcanoes deciding to wake up in a serious way would be a real problem.  The undersea one, maybe especially:
While the Marsili Seamount is largely submerged under the Mediterranean, a modern day eruption would mean significant dangers from tsunamis and a number of ecological knock-on effects. The more prepared we are for it, the better.
Think of tsunami bouncing back and forth in the Mediterranean, that would be Bad.