Saturday, May 11, 2024

The next in those two nights

is here, therefore, I have labored to gather some fine  examples of female pulchritude for your observation

"Why don't you trust the media?"

Because so many of the bastards won't tell us the truth.  This is on the current "Free speech we don't approve of cannot be tolerated" bill by the Stalin wannabes running Canuckistan:
...But I clicked on the tweet by “Camus,” which linked to a People’s Voice article that quoted Czech historian Muriel Blaive of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes at length. She called the bill “mad” and like Camus decried the retroactive punishment clause, which places a responsibility on Canadians (or visitors to Canada, as I’d learn) to delete any old statements on the Internet that may constitute illegal hate speech under the new bill.

Blaive noted, however, that while you can delete a past offense, the new Canadian law also punishes future or potential crimes. She wrote:

This is where it trips over into as yet unimagined dystopian territory. If the courts believe you are likely to commit a ‘hate crime’ or disseminate ‘hate propaganda’ (not defined), you can be placed under house arrest and your ability to communicate with others restricted… If the court believes there’s a risk you may get drunk or high and start tweeting under the influence — although how is unclear, given you can’t use your phone or a PC — it can order you to submit regular urine samples to the authorities. Anyone who refuses to comply with these diktats can be sent to prison…

That's pretty damned bad.  So why not more upset about this?  Well,
I found the text of the bill, saw the Post quoted it accurately, then reread from the start. By the text, Camus, Blaive, and Moore seemed correct, and it also seemed clear the New York Times, the CBC, The Conversation, the Globe and Mail and others buried the lede in coverage of the bill, which twice uses the term “imprisonment for life” and also references two, five and ten year sentences. There’s no way to read the bill and the Canadian coverage especially and conclude anything but that the more extreme provisions were deliberately played down.

The Globe and Mail, for instance, ran an article specifically about the “controversial” criminal provisions, but avoided mentions of “life” or “ten years” and said only that it “includes changes to the Criminal Code to usher in stiffer penalties for hate-related crimes.” A piece on the McGill University website quoted one of its law professors saying “the bill should remove its criminal law provisions, as we don’t have evidence that longer prison sentences lead to safer practices,” but with typical Canadian reserve avoided the neon headline material, i.e. the “imprisonment for life” line.
I tell this story for two reasons. One is just to illustrate that in the current media environment, there is often now no way to know what the hell you’re dealing with without picking up the telephone. The alleged most reputable media outlets in Canada and the U.S. refused to touch the most sensitive parts of this bill. Again, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that many did so intentionally, among other things because some reference parts of quotes or text but tiptoe around nearby key terms like “life,” “$50,000,” “$20,000,” “will commit,” “continuous communication,” and “so long as the hate speech remains public.” I’m still curious about the “Act of Parliament” clause — Virani insists an “offence motivated by hatred” refers to “criminal” offenses — but there’s no question that most of this law has been aggressively non-reported in the mainstream press, portrayed as just another in the growing jumble of European and anglophile “anti-disinformation” laws like the EU’s Digital Services Act.

The other reason is to explain; more is coming.

Brought to you by said tyrants, and Professional Journalists and others who don't want you to know about it until it drops on you with cops at the door.

Yeesh. From this administration, with all the Obama contacts and holdovers,

I'm not surprised.
Top Justice Department official Kristen Clarke’s “history of association with known antisemites” may hamper her ability to properly investigate recent civil rights violations at Columbia University, House Republicans said Tuesday.

Five GOP lawmakers led by Upstate Rep. Claudia Tenney wrote to Clarke, the assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, to express “outrage about the current environment at Columbia University” and demand she “disavow” her “extensive connections to well-known anti-Semites [sic],” according to a letter exclusively obtained by The Post

“[W]e are deeply concerned that your history of association with known anti-Semites [sic] hinders your ability to impartially support an investigation into violations of Title VI at Columbia University,” wrote Tenney (R-NY) and Reps. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Keith Self (R-Texas.), Mike Lawler (R-NY) and House Republican conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

The bigots cited by the lawmakers include Tony Martin, the author of the “virulently antisemitic” book “The Jewish Onslaught,” and ex-Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour, who resigned from the group in 2019 amid accusations of antisemitism.

Clarke also signed a letter defending Mallory after she attended an event in 2018 featuring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Still some cannibals around

Some information on a few of the tribes here.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Once again

we're to one of those nights, so look below

When it's so bad you cannot write satire about it...

Which leads us to bloody Newsweek saying it's a literal case of "It's different when I do it!"
Just switch Ukraine for Israel and Hamas for Russia, and the rest of the paragraph reads exactly the same. Except, of course, that Trump denied he had put an improper hold on the aid, and President Biden has not.

Just how bad is it for a president to withhold congressionally approved military aid to another country? And to do this to a democratic ally facing an existential war? Why, it is nothing short of an "abuse of power"—or at least that is how then-candidate for President Joe Biden described it in 2020.

Yeah.  And the leftists will say "He's still better than Trump!" or some other excuse.

Ok, this is the last thing for tonight

It was a decent day, so I took the morning and went to the range.  Which was very nice.  Some wind, but not enough to bother with except for the .22.

The load I figured was going to be The Load with that .45-70 is still working well, so I'm sticking with it.  Which means I can load enough to make that long-awaited trip to a place where I can try 300 and 400, maybe 500 yards.  I ain't Quigley, but I can enjoy trying.

Couple of other ammo/loads were tried just to rough in a new optic, then tried the .22 out to 200.  Two problems with that:
One is at 200 yards, with any wind, it's hard for my spotting scope to pick up those tiny holes.
Second is that even mild wind will deflect those light bullets, sometimes quite a bit if it gusts.  Wind was mostly light, but got a bit stronger and gustier as the morning progressed.  Could get decent hits at 100, and despite the wind was fun trying at 200.  One of these days I'll pick up some serious match ammo, scrub the bore thoroughly, and start from scratch with it just to see how it does in this boomstick.

I love .22 rifles.  And pistols.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

One last thing tonight: yes, a lot of military brass,

were they what we're told to expect, would have resigned either before or after the Afghan fuckup they had part in.

But they're not, at least not the ones in command levels involved in that goat rape.  Especially when told to be part of lying about the battle after the suicide bombing(first I've heard anything about it).

Oh yes, I'm pissed and disgusted.

Biden really, REALLY wants those terrorist-supporter votes

from those two states, doesn't he?
Less than a day before the Biden administration announced its intent to cut off U.S. arms sales to Israel, it issued a sanctions waiver to bypass congressional prohibitions on arms sales to a host of Arab nations that boycott the Jewish state, including Hamas ally Qatar and Iran-controlled Lebanon, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

On Tuesday—just a day before President Joe Biden threatened to withhold key weapons deliveries from Israel if the country moves forward with an incursion in the Gaza Strip's Rafah neighborhood—the State Department informed Congress that it intends to bypass laws that bar the United States from selling weapons to nations that boycott Israel, according to a copy of the notification obtained by the Free Beacon.

The Biden administration, which has waived these sanctions in the past, said in the notification that it intends to extend the waiver through April 30, 2025, allowing weapons to be sent to a host of nations that work closely with the Hamas terror group and other Iran-backed terror proxies.

They claim it's to support stability, sovereignty, and efforts to undermine violent extremist influences...  Gee, that's a funny way to say "Give them a way to funnel weapons to Hamas & Co. so those troublesome Jews can't win", isn't it?

Nice when they admit it

“So I want to ask you all, is Palestinian life not worth mourning? And we as Arabs, Palestinian, Muslim, and anti-Jewish students, are we not worth protecting?”

Then we have "We're not responsible for the violence and hunger strike!  The University is because they didn't surrender to us!"
From "I'm going to hold my breath until I get what I want!" to "I'm going to starve myself until I get what I want!"

Couple of bits of news

First, Why Is the Judge in Trump's New York Trial Muzzling a Key Defense Witness?
A: He's corrupt.
B: He can.
C: Oh yes, there should be real consequences for this garbage.  Judge and prosecutor both.  You don't have to care for Trump to want this kind of crap be stopped in the courtroom.

I've written before about the WHO "Let us take control at the first opportunity" 'treaty', here's more.

And something about it from Dr. Jay Battacharya, one of the people Fauci & Co. tried to destroy for writing the Great Barrington Declaration.

Short version: anyone in Congress who supports this 'treaty' has given another reason to remove them from office.

Interesting piece on the subject of trans insanity

by some activists:
What you need to understand—as Roberts argues in his first book, Gay Shame: The Rise of Gender Ideology and the New Homophobia—is ‘that there was a prominent streak of gay activism that was absolutely insane’. And, despite major successes borne of both a mature response to the AIDS crisis and opposition to Section 28, the bonkers quality never went away. That said, he admits he didn’t expect ‘the gay rights movement transmogrifying into a cross between the Church of Scientology, Heathers: the Musical and Act 4 of The Crucible’.
Used to work with a guy who I've described as "Doesn't flame, but definitely sparkles at times" who had about the same opinion.  Worth reading.  His special hate was for the adult males, including in their 40's and 50's, who chased teenagers, including underage.  Let's say his idea for how to treat the latter including ceasing to use oxygen.

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

My, isn't she a nice little racist?

Chanequa Walker-Barnes is an associate professor of practical theology at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, which claims a Baptist identity. Her oration was published in A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal.

“Dear God, Please help me to hate White people,” opens the prayer. “Or at least to want to hate them. At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively.”

“I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist,” she continues.

"I don't mean the few nice, know-their-place white people, I just mean everyone else".  Isn't that just wonderful?

She's got a really strange belief system, when she prays for help hating people.

I just checked some things, and I really need

to load more of some things so I can shoot them more.  

Then there are the loads I need to test, and I can't load more of them until after the results are in.

So I need time to hit the outdoor range, with longer distances and a nice solid bench to put the rests on.  Since it looks like no more storms for a while, and a little time for some things to dry out, hopefully soon.

Further proof Code Pink is made of of idiots:

they think this is hurting Rep. Mast with anyone except other socialist assholes.

In another exchange he asks some of the useful idiots "Know where we stand on terrorists?  On their necks."

How screwed is (formerly Great)Britain?*

This screwed:
But now the maker of the pocket-knife, with its red or blue shell and multiple tools, has bowed to what an English judge last week called the “plague of knife crime” by designing a new range without blades.

In response to an increasing number of countries imposing bans or restrictions on carrying knives, Victorinox, the Swiss firm that produces the pocket tools, is in the early stages of developing the first range of bladeless products designed specifically for activities where a blade would not be required.

'Not required' meaning "The Government and the Crown Prosecutors has no taste for actually going after criminals, we would rather hold all citizens untrustworthy and stupid and ban them possessing knives that can actually cut."

Holy shit, from a country that produced subgun parts in bicycle shops and stood against Hitler, to "No knife for you, we say you do not need it."

*I know most of you know already, but just in case someone wanders by to check out my screeching.

And some news stuff

The Governor of New York shows herself to be and idiot(again):
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul apologized this week after saying there are Black kids in the Bronx who don't know what the word "computer" means.

Oh boy, the rodeo is on.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon indefinitely postponed Trump's classified documents trial.
Last month, Cannon unsealed a trove of new documents in the case that also revealed that an FBI agent had testified that the General Services Administration (GSA) was in possession of Trump's boxes in Virginia before ordering Trump's team to come get them. The same boxes that the GSA had been holding and ordered Trump’s team to retrieve ended up being the boxes that contained classified markings, raising questions about whether the Biden administration had set up Trump.

From what I've read, it's very questionable- at the least- that 'Special Counsel' Jack Smith can legally hold that position; now all this starts coming out.  I'm hoping for having his ass thrown out, and possibly disbarred for the crap he's been doing(I know, but I have a dream).

People who should be fired immediately for $1000, Alex
Several UNC Chapel Hill professors - actual teachers, at a real American university here - have told students they will be purposefully withholding their final grades until the school agrees to re-instates 15 students who were arrested and suspended last week during a pro-Palestine protest.
Pampered, arrogant assholes.  Every damn  one of them, go look in Gaza for a new position, you bastards.

This is from last year, about the rape and sex slavery gangs in Britain, and just why so many get away with doing it:
The author of one report on the activity of these rape gangs noted that there was “a great deal of evidence that there was a nervousness about race in Telford and Wellington in particular, bordering on a reluctance to investigate crimes committed by what was described as the ‘Asian’ community.” In Rotherham, “Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”
Which brings up the question, how many are still doing this because they know they can start calling the cops or social workers 'racist' and make them shut up?


This is just to take the bad taste of the last out of your mouth

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

I need to clear some stuff while I sit here, so

                                                   I admit, if I had space for it I'd want this

As nature continues it's quest to kill me,

I'm resisting.

Allergies.  Until about five years ago they rarely bothered me, but starting then, twice a year, they mount major assaults, with smaller skirmishes in between in the summer.  Now, add that to my knees having developed tendonitis("If we can't cripple you by going out, we're going to do this!"), and the last couple of weeks have been bad at times.  And today I started more of a workout to- hopefully- smooth things out, and that was a bit of a mistake.

I know Nature wins in the end, but she has to be such a bitch beforehand?

Monday, May 06, 2024

It occurs to me that this old song, with the change of one word,

could be used to annoy hell out of a bunch of people.  Here's the song,

Now change Jacobites to Bidenites

What ye think?

Yeah, indoctrination of the kids starts young,

both with leftist teachers and public pressure like Saint Greta:
Greta Thunberg famously quit school to campaign against climate change.

It was impossible to challenge a pig-tailed child, even if she demanded the world stop functioning.

Recall her tearful “how dare you!” in front of the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019?

It reverberated widely because of her age.

A grown-up making the same plea would be seen as unbalanced.

Yet the idea of Greta as a climate-warrior spokesperson was born when a grown-up activist saw how teen anti-gun crusaders, after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla., viciously attacked ideological foes with minimal pushback.

No one could argue with a traumatized teen — and that was the point.

The concept has only spread since.

Works on some adults, too.  One day, on a friend's Fecesbook page where she'd been praising the kid, I said that they'd taken an autistic kid(fact), that she was being used for political purposes(fact and opinion), and that the bastards doing it were bastards.  I was immediately hit with "Well, at least she's doing SOMETHING!", and accusations that 'You can't argue the facts of climate change so you're attacking the girl!"  Etc.  When I pointed out that said kid herself had said she's autistic, that just made me an even meaner right-winger and denier than I'd been before.  And all this bullshit was from adults.

This sounds like the sanctions should include criminal charges for every

Google(We ARE Evil) employee involved.
Near the end of the second day of closing arguments in the Google monopoly trial, US district judge Amit Mehta weighed whether sanctions were warranted over what the US Department of Justice described as Google's "routine, regular, and normal destruction" of evidence.

Isn't it just joyous?


Sunday, May 05, 2024

This sounds a lot like "You can defend yourselves, but

not too well or too much."

Which does sound like something from Biden & Co.  Hell, if there were a major terrorist attack here in the US they'd be trying to decide when people had calmed enough that they could start toning down the response; can't take too much risk of damaging the terrorist supporter vote.

I'm going to put some news up so I'll feel like I've done something constructive

other than get out of bed.

The CDC seems to be ready to do the same fine job with flu it did with Wuhan.

Much like the fine job being done in the Mar-a-Lago case.  Just makes your trust levels do something, does it not?

Now throw in the BATFEIEIO, on top of the other crap, doing more outstanding work.

Just because you're not in the woods doesn't mean you don't have to worry about animal attack.

And Lawdog has some thoughts on duty.  Which has gotten a lot more complicated.

Just or otherwise, there is a very definite perception that District Attorneys would much rather throw the book at someone with no previous criminal history, while the felons and violent thugs get deals.

On the other paw, for a man to be even hinted at any variety of sexual offence, whether it be harassment or outright rape, is to be guilty until proven innocent.

And to certain parts of the howling Internet mobs you can never be innocent — and they will make it a crusade to destroy your life.

A very recommended read