Saturday, April 13, 2024

An evening in which some new data has become available,

and I shall share it.

What? Obama was protecting Iran and others from investigations?

If you're surprised, what's wrong with you?
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.
But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.

The Justice Department declined requests by Project Cassandra and other authorities to file criminal charges against major players such as Hezbollah’s high-profile envoy to Iran, a Lebanese bank that allegedly laundered billions in alleged drug profits, and a central player in a U.S.-based cell of the Iranian paramilitary Quds force. And the State Department rejected requests to lure high-value targets to countries where they could be arrested.

I've only been through about a third of this, and holy SHIT...  If this isn't giving aid & comfort to the enemy, what is it?

And I'm sure someone will inform us that Politico is actually a secret right-wing organization that always hated Obama.

I hope Rand Paul has good security

In an op-ed, Paul revealed that at least 15 different federal agencies knew of experiments used to create a COVID-19-type microbe that was happening at the Wuhan Institute of Virology as early as January 2018. However, this information was kept hidden from the public.
Paul also identified two additional parties who were part of the original plan to create chimeric coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab: the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the federal agency formerly headed up by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Dr. Ian Lipkin, a professor of epidemiology and one of the authors of the now-disgraced “Proximal Origin” paper.
“Anthony Fauci, for the first several months and really for years, has tried to call anybody who believes that it came from the lab or looks at evidence that the virus came from this lab, calls them conspiracy theorists, downplays them, denigrates them," Paul said. “He promoted journal articles to downplay and say it wasn't possible when all the while it looks like he knew it.”

Getting this all out is great.  The "Please don't do this/Don't you dare do this!" has got to be interesting.
And, don't forget, most of our Professional Journalists were doing what they were told, as opposed to actually investigating and giving a damn about the truth.

I don't like that beer, but

I'd buy it anyway

I agree, and we can't let the bastards forget that we know

I thought about what he said for a few minutes and then said that I think we all are using the wrong terminology. We have fallen into the habit of saying things like, “During Covid, we couldn’t even go to church,” “Because of Covid friends lost their jobs;” and the like.

I then said to my friend that we all needed to change the language that we had been trained and had become accustomed to using. I said to him, “Covid didn’t close your business, the government did. Covid did not make the insane decision to close down gyms while leaving liquor stores open; the government did. Covid did not prevent us from going to worship at the church of our choice; the government did. Covid did not chase down and try to arrest bikers, surfers, joggers, and others engaged in outdoor exercise; the government did. Covid did not prevent families from holding and comforting their parents and grandparents during their final hours of life; the government did. Covid did not shut down our schools; the government did (aided and abetted by Randi Weingarten and the teachers’ unions). Covid did not set arbitrary limits on how far apart we should stand everywhere from in grocery stores to national parks, how many people should attend Thanksgiving dinner or other family gatherings in our own homes, while either remaining silent or actively encouraging mass Black Lives Matter demonstrations; the government health bureaucracy and little totalitarians, such as Anthony Fauci and the ‘Scarf Lady,’ Deborah Birx, did.

Why no, I hadn't heard about this terrorist, for some reason

I wonder if who was attacked and by who had something to do with it...

Speaking of terrorism, six dead and a bunch wounded in Australia by someone with a knife.  And zero description of the murderer in this.
Which, in current conditions, generally means it was someone of a protected species.  Might not be the case, but it does tend to go that way.


I then said to my friend that we all needed to change the language that we had been trained and had become accustomed to using. I said to him, “Covid didn’t close your business, the government did. Covid did not make the insane decision to close down gyms while leaving liquor stores open; the government did. Covid did not prevent us from going to worship at the church of our choice; the government did. Covid did not chase down and try to arrest bikers, surfers, joggers, and others engaged in outdoor exercise; the government did. Covid did not prevent families from holding and comforting their parents and grandparents during their final hours of life; the government did. Covid did not shut down our schools; the government did (aided and abetted by Randi Weingarten and the teachers’ unions). Covid did not set arbitrary limits on how far apart we should stand everywhere from in grocery stores to national parks, how many people should attend Thanksgiving dinner or other family gatherings in our own homes, while either remaining silent or actively encouraging mass Black Lives Matter demonstrations; the government health bureaucracy and little totalitarians, such as Anthony Fauci and the ‘Scarf Lady,’ Deborah Birx, did.

Friday, April 12, 2024

For this eve, I think I shall

provide a newly-assembled collection

Had Glenn Beck on for background noise, and he had some 'former Republican head of whatever' on Updated

who kept insisting that reauthorizing 702 of FISA was necessary for national security and 'the reforms in the bill, if the right people are in charge, will protect Americans from abuses.'


First, nobody trusts the FBI or CIA or anyone else anymore because they don't just violate the laws and their own damn regulations, they seem to take it as a perk of the job to do so.  For instance, the FBI Directors and Deputy Directors and ranking Very Special Agents caught breaking laws- think of Comey lying under oath, part of falsifying evidence TO THE BLOODY FISA COURT, on and on, and they all seem to get away with it.  Hell, Comey's gotten rich giving his 'My Greater Obligation required I lie and break the laws(including my oath to the Constitution!' in speeches.  And remember the FBI senior lawyer who actually was fired, and lost his law license, and then- less than a year later as I recall- got his job back, with back pay and benefits, and his law license back?

Second: when none of the agencies you're asking us to trust give a damn about the law, and most of Congress seems willing to trash parts of the Constitution because 'It's necessary for Safety!', who the HELL ARE THE 'RIGHT PEOPLE' SUPPOSED TO BE?

Screw this.  I'll repeat, don't just let that section die, drive a stake through the heart.

I will refrain from suggesting proper punishments for those officials, appointed and elected, who're such vile oathbreakers, because I'm too damn mad right now.

Yes, they caved and passed it, with two provisos:
It's a two-year extension.
"...Johnson agreed to change the FISA reauthorization from five years to two years, keep a vote on the warrant requirement amendment and hold a vote in the near future on a separate data privacy bill, which was enough to get the hard-liners to agree to open the legislation up for debate."
And they have to have a final vote next week.

Ref the trans mess, it looks like Scotland wants to become- what,

a bloody mess?  Insane people pushing for easy transsexual treatments for kids who're often being used as basically party favors for the left?  This is really bad, and I'll let you read it yourself.

The one excerpt I'll use:

When you're that troubled by people wanting to go through data, you're generally either up to something, or scared to death of what they'd find. 

It's a really upsetting read.

I don't know if it'll help, but I'd suggest calling your Congresscritter and saying some polite words about how bad

FISA is, and has been abused.  And that it would be a good thing to let it die.  Though driving a stake through its heart would be better.

And, considering this,
Though most of the reforms were agreed upon by both committees, the Intelligence Committee opposes warrant requirements for searching data of a U.S. citizen and Davidson’s Not For Sale Act, which would prohibit the third-party sale of U.S. citizens’ data and information without a court order.
I think we may need a new Intelligence Committee.  Staffed with people who remember their damned oath to the Constitution.

About the 'Who trained these people?' post

here, the general thought is 'the guy in charge of small arms hates his captain enough to do this to him' rather than simple "But it looked right!'

I'll throw in either said Captain didn't actually look through the scope(or at it, for that matter), or if he did look through you have
A: He didn't realize things didn't look right, or
B: "Nobody's going to pay attention, and I don't want to waste time having this turned around."

This is just bad.

My, this seems like the Fed needs either cleaning out,

or getting rid of.

From the past, I've said When an agency this this kind of contact with and influence over the Federal Govenment gets this hysterical over the word 'audit', they need one.  Badly.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

I've been under the weather the last few days, and this would be a good time to take a minute

and do some clearing.

Gee, massive meddling in the hormone balances of kids could have bad results?

However could that be?*

This has been brought up before by a bunch of doctors, so it shouldn't be a surprise.

Makes me more certain that a lot of teachers and 'counselors' and doctors who push kids into this, especially since a lot of them were known to have mental problems(teenagers and below?  Really?) before they were pushed toward declaring "I'm trans!", need to be flogged for what they've done.

You're an adult and decide this is the right thing for you?  Go ahead.  LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE.

*Yes, the news site uses 'trans kids' to mean 'kids'; they're in (fG)Britain, what do you expect?

In which Biden demonstrates again he doesn't know what he's talking about

and much of the media is in the tank for him.
...from the very beginning, I used to teach the Second Amendment in law school, from the very beginning, there were limitations. You couldn’t own a cannon. You couldn’t — you could own a rifle or a gun, but there were certain things you couldn’t do. They weren’t weapons of war.
Cannon: false.  Weapons of war: false.  Etc.  Again.  

I think my favorite response is from one of the people involved in the Constitution, Tench Coxe:
Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

At about 1 minute the "Oh CRAP!" starts

and it literally goes downhill from there

This kind of garbage won't stop until the people involved

get criminally charged, prosecuted, and jailed.  And the people in charge who approve such are, at the least, fired.

I know, chances of that are just about zero, which is why it'll happen again.

"What?  Just arrest him at work?  Where's the fun in that?  We want to put on our ninja suits and kick doors!"

Holy crap, this is an indictment of the clowns in charge of training,

and why nobody in the Navy spotted a captain holding a rifle with the scope mounted backwards.
Another big reason why our troops seem to suck with small arms is the fact that the Generals and Admirals in Washington, DC would rather spend billions on new toys than invest in rigorous training. The United States Army famously removed the ubiquitous grenade throwing qualification from Army Basic Training because their new recruits were too weak and uncoordinated. The Army still issues grenades to the troops, but they are supposed to get the skill to use them somewhere else. They also dropped the requirement to successfully complete the land navigation course.

So, how is the Army going to fix weak and uncoordinated troops? Spend more money on toys, of course. The Army has allotted $331 million to purchase the “Next Generation Squad Weapons” and newer, more expensive ammunition. The new rifles and squad automatic weapons are larger and heavier than the M4 or the M249 SAW. So the new troops are weaker and more uncoordinated, but the solution is buy them bigger and heavier guns and ammo. Okay, got it.

I'd imagine some people are very unhappy with this situation, and a lot of others are unhappy with people talking about it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The current state of 'Higher' Education

While Burke advised students in a message sent ahead of the photo shoot to avoid "displaying political messages as they may not represent all students," Yale officials "did nothing" and "still took the photo" after the banner was displayed, according to a Jewish member of the class.

"I was incredibly disappointed that there were over 5 school officials there that did nothing," the student said in an email to Rabbi Shmully Hecht of Shabtai, the Jewish society at Yale. "I felt that the Jewish students were targeted by this poster because there was no protest occurring at the time that was relevant to this banner. It was just about denouncing Israel for all memory and stating that it should not exist."

From the friends of the enemy running the school:
Burke acknowledged the ordeal in a follow-up email sent to Yale professors, administrators, and students. "The staff members present were in a tough position," Burke wrote in an email following the event, which included Yale University professors and other members of the media, adding that the sign "definitely broke the rules." She pledged to "destroy" the photo in question.

She did not indicate whether the students who displayed the banner would face disciplinary action. A spokeswoman for Yale University did not respond to a request for comment.

The only 'tough spot' they were in was not having the balls or integrity to stop the assholes.  And how tough is that when they know jellyfish like Burke aren't going to do a damn thing about it?
'disciplanary action', fat chance.

Next, from the Leftist Republic of Berkeley:
According to the Daily Cal, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Professor Jonathan Shewchuk was responding to a student’s online discussion post, which asked for advice on being unable to find a date in the Bay area and expressed worries about finding a job in computer science.

Shewchuk responded, writing that the student should “get out of the Bay Area” to find a girlfriend.

“You’ll be shocked by the stark differences in behavior of women in places where women are plentiful versus their behavior within artillery distance of San Jose and San Francisco,” wrote Shewchuk.

So, he told the truth. Which, of course, cannot be tolerated.
“We want to be absolutely clear that the offensive content of the original post goes against the values and Principles of Community we adhere to at UC Berkeley,” Berkeley spokesperson Roqua Montez told the Daily Cal. “The comment was hurtful and threatening to students - particularly women - in his class and beyond.” 

And for the final today,
A trans-identified male who identifies as a “minor-attracted person” and has been running a “MAP” merchandise shop online is also working with a prominent pro-pedophilia group that has consulted academics. Katie Cruz, a pseudonym used by a man who calls himself Cali Miller, has been “working behind the scenes” with activist group B4U-ACT, which campaigns to have pedophilia recognized as a sexual orientation, and which has contributed to academic research at some of North America’s top universities.
On Patreon, Cruz has stated that his “age of attraction” is between 9 and 13 years old. He also claims to identify as having a “trans age” of between “13 and 17ish.”

So he's a pedophile working hard to make it easier for himself and other pedophiles to molest kids. And some universities consult with him.  Ain't academia wonderful?

A lot of leftists are returning to their roots

However Malcolm Harris, a former Occupy Wall Street activist and author of ‘Palo Alto’ and other books published through Hachette, explained that swastikas were progressive now.

“Israel’s genocide has literally reversed the meaning of a swastika on a synagogue from a Nazi threat to a condemnation of genocide,” Harris, who also writes for The Nation and Wired, argued.

Harris claims that he viewed vandalizing a synagogue with a swastika as “an anti-zionist condemnation of Israeli genocide.” And if vandalizing synagogues with swastikas, the ultimate symbol of Nazi behavior is only “anti-Zionist”, not antisemitic, then there really is no difference between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, and between leftist anti-Zionists and Nazi antisemites.

David Austin Walsh, a postdoc at the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, who has a book on the “far-right” coming out from Yale University Press, chimed in, “I’ll stipulate for the sake of argument that tagging a synagogue with a swastika has an ambiguous or multivariate meaning. How are we to determine which is the intended meaning?”

Marshall Steinbaum, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah and a Senior Fellow at the Jain Family Institute, whined that, “I wish we lived in a world where spray-painting a swastika on a synagogue still meant Nazis”.

There's more at Insty.  I can't get to the full article for some reason, maybe you can.  Looks like a lot of leftists are accepting the national socialists as fellow socialists at last.  

Might as well, a lot of them have hated Jews for a long time, might as well go all the way.  The stupid bastards.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

From one of the sages on 'The View'

“We’ve got a solar eclipse, we’ve got an earthquake… also, I learned that cicadas are coming!” Hostin said, as she didn’t have the time to do a quick Google pronunciation lookup of how to actually pronounce cicadas since she butchered that as well.

“Si-CAH-Dahs ar coming!” Hostin said again, prompting Whoopi Goldberg to correct her as “Si-CAY-Duhs” and the TV control room executive producer probably throwing their hands up in the air.

It didn’t stop there though. “For the first time in a hundred years or so [the cicadas are coming], for the first time in many, many years actually” before Whoopi then had to cut Hostin off again. “No, no. Every 17 years this happens,” Goldberg cut in as if she was back filming Sister Act and scolding a student.

“That’s not what I read,”noting before then brilliantly… and I mean brilliantly, saying the solar eclipse, earthquake and cicadas “would lead [people] to believe that climate change is happening.”


Personally, I'd say this should mean 'negotiations ended'

Especially since we don't know if ANY of the hostages are still alive, last I heard.
"Israel made it clear that if Hamas agreed to commit to this point, Israel would agree to far-reaching compromises on the issue of the return of Palestinian residents to the northern Gaza Strip," but Hamas says that after six months of hellish captivity, 40 such hostages are no longer alive.

When someone admits why the media in general, and in this case NPR in specific,

are not trusted anymore:
Schiff, who was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, became NPR’s guiding hand, its ever-present muse. By my count, NPR hosts interviewed Schiff 25 times about Trump and Russia. During many of those conversations, Schiff alluded to purported evidence of collusion. The Schiff talking points became the drumbeat of NPR news reports.

But when the Mueller report found no credible evidence of collusion, NPR’s coverage was notably sparse. Russiagate quietly faded from our programming.

It is one thing to swing and miss on a major story. Unfortunately, it happens. You follow the wrong leads, you get misled by sources you trusted, you’re emotionally invested in a narrative, and bits of circumstantial evidence never add up. It’s bad to blow a big story.

What’s worse is to pretend it never happened, to move on with no mea culpas, no self-reflection. Especially when you expect high standards of transparency from public figures and institutions, but don’t practice those standards yourself. That’s what shatters trust and engenders cynicism about the media.

No shit?
But it wasn’t a pure distraction, or a product of Russian disinformation, as dozens of former and current intelligence officials suggested. The laptop did belong to Hunter Biden. Its contents revealed his connection to the corrupt world of multimillion-dollar influence peddling and its possible implications for his father.

The laptop was newsworthy. But the timeless journalistic instinct of following a hot story lead was being squelched. During a meeting with colleagues, I listened as one of NPR’s best and most fair-minded journalists said it was good we weren’t following the laptop story because it could help Trump.
(bold mine)
When the essential facts of the Post’s reporting were confirmed and the emails verified independently about a year and a half later, we could have fessed up to our misjudgment. But, like Russia collusion, we didn’t make the hard choice of transparency.
From the sound of it, they didn't even see there was a choice.

Yesterday was a range day,

so some shooting was done before grocery shopping and such needed doing.*  And the shooting included an interesting result of the 7.62x39 subsonics.

REMEMBER THE DISCLAIMER: Neither of these were published loads, they were worked up by me and there's no guarantee they'll work or be safe in your guns.  So keep that in mind if you try them.
Wind was suitable so I gave them a try at 100 yards.  First the 11.7 grains A5744 under the 255-grain Sub-X bullet
First aiming point was the upper left diamond, and they hit in a decent group about ten inches down and about four inches right.  The scope is an old Leupold Pig Plex 1-4x; it has a ring around the center of the crosshairs, and a stadia line below and on each side of the ring.  Second group I used the stadia line below to aim at the diamond, which put the group nicely almost even vertically with the aiming point.  One thing you'll notice of you look close: those holes aren't quite round.  I'm guessing that the rifling pitch isn't quite enough to fully stabilize this long a bullet, and at 100 yards they're starting to cant just a bit.

Second target was the 11.9 grains load:
First shot was crosshairs on the upper left, which hit about the same point as the 11.7 load, so the second I used the stadia line on the same aiming point to fire two, one of which I pulled low.  The next three used the stadia to aim on the center diamond.  You'll notice two things: first, the 0.2 grains more powder gave no elevation increase from the ~60feet per second gain; second, one of the last three seems well on its way to keyholing.

My verdict is stick with the 11.7 load.  And 100 yards would be the max effective range, as long as you can compensate for both drop and right drift.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Oh boy, it's wonderful out there

Seems Brix and Pence were both a couple of backstabbing shits.

A visiting McGill University scholar wants an “Interpol-like agency” to monitor the internet and the licensing of journalists by the government — all in the name of combating “misinformation.”
I'd suggest control freaks like him be satisfied with screwing up Canuckistan; he comes here for this he should be welcomed properly.  Say, with a flagrum.

Sounds like what they found on the communists phones should be broadcast far and wide.
And the .gov clowns working with them, and the Professional Journalists, all be fired.  At the very least.

Well, Smith isn't eligible to be a Special Counsel in the first place, so everything he's done should be ruled invalid.
Then he should be removed from any government position.  Permanently.

A federal district court in Texas has concluded that the Department of Transportation (DOT) exceeded its statutory authority when it adopted a rule establishing a greenhouse gas (GHG) performance measure for federally funded highways. Under the rule, states were required to measure highway-related greenhouse gas emission, set targets for GHG emission reductions, and track progress toward such targets. The state of Texas objected to the rule and filed suit.

And the last, from the land of Jihad, USA,
Reality had no part in this propaganda display, for if it did, Bazzi would have had to take note of the fact that the Biden regime has betrayed and abandoned Israel both at the UN and in regard to its overall war effort. If Hamas survives this war, it will be because of the tender mercies of Old Joe and his henchmen, who have been doing their utmost to make sure that Israel is unable to succeed in its goal of destroying Hamas, and that Michigan remains comfortably blue come November.

Bazzi, however, clearly wasn’t interested in electoral politics. He invoked the Ayatollah Khomeini and charged that the U.S. was “the backbone of all oppression in the world,” to which the crowd responded with screams of “Death to America” (al-mawt li Amrika). Bazzi showed no reaction, but paused until the screams died down. Then Bazzi brought up Malcolm X, quoting him as saying: “We live in one of the rottenest countries that has ever existed on this earth.”

And Biden & Co. will screw Israel in the hope of getting these America-hating assholes to vote for him.  Because they don't give a damn about anything else.

If you have never seen this, you're really missing out

 You don't need a Twatter account to watch it

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Some of that stuff I was going to write about yesterday and a couple of new ones

A bunch of cops and busybodies who really need some talking to.  In the cops case it should involve "You don't have anything better to do?"
And when a parent asks 'What law says this?" and the cop in charge tells them 'Google it', you know they're full of shit.

For some reason the "BELIEVE ALL WOMEN!" and "METOO!" types have little to nothing to say about how Hamas, and a lot of True Believers in Islam consider, and treat, women.
Probably too busy attending anti-Jew rallies to care.  I'll note there was little said about the child rape and slavery gangs in Britain, either.

Now: "Even if Biden did shower with is daughter, it's no big deal, lots of fathers do it!"
Does that sound to you like "Let's get in front of this and try to minimize it before something bad comes out"?

(formerly Great)Britain:
Jose and Ted Saunders said they were “shocked” to be told by North Northamptonshire Council that their mid-terraced house in Rushden, near Wellingborough, was deemed to be empty or derelict, enabling the authority to force them to sell it.
Three days after receiving the letter, the Saunders got an apology, saying council staff had mistakenly earmarked the house for possible compulsory purchase.

It comes after The Telegraph revealed on Tuesday that the Home Office has quietly built up a stock of 16,000 properties for asylum seekers despite acute shortages of homes for young workers and families.
Like some Democrats mistakenly admitted a while back, you know who they really care about.
And I'll bet they- some councils at least- are quite willing to start taking homes that aren't vacant because "You're a retired couple and this house is too big for you, we're seizi- ah, making a compulsory purchase for the greater good(of the immigrants)."

Short version: there ain't enough power NOW, and

it's going to get worse.  Some mention of 'clean energy goals', and almost nothing of how much of the problem involves trying to depend on bird cuisinarts and solar.