Saturday, June 22, 2024

The next of those late weekdays arrives

and the collection is ready

These people truly are the enemy

"The Biden administration’s since-disbanded “Homeland Intelligence Experts Group” planned an insidious influence operation to persuade mothers and teachers to inform on dissident parents and students suspected of “domestic extremism,” internal documents obtained by The Post show.
In notes from a September 2023 meeting, the Brennan-Clapper group discussed ways for DHS to increase efforts to collect intelligence on Americans across the country, and “get into local communities in a non-threatening way.” Members noted that “Americans have an ambivalent feeling of telling on each other,” citing the failure of the post-9/11 “See Something, Say Something” campaign."

And, a big one,
"One solution proposed at the meeting was to reclassify political dissent as a “public health” crisis to encourage Americans to report family members or neighbors to the federal government if they displayed “concerning” behavior."
These bastards desperately want to become the American Stasi.  And should be treated as such.

I've liked the Gun Free Zone blog,

but there was a difficulty and it's going away.  They are starting from scratch at this address:

How do you know you're living in a 3rd-world craphole?

You're in Chicago. And they'd rather give money for funerals than actually do something about the gang violence.
"Mayor Brandon Johnson will increase the scope of a pilot program that funds basic needs for victims of gun violence and their families, he announced Thursday as the latest update in his public safety plan ahead of the summer.
In touting his announcement, Johnson repeatedly decried his predecessors as “stingy” toward communities on the South and West sides that needed relief from disinvestment and violence the most. The fund in question was started in 2022 under former Mayor Lori Lightfoot and has since doled out aid to almost 400 victims."

This is a socialist asshole playing "See, I am being more generous to you, giving more money to bury your dead!"  Whereas someone who actually gave a damn would be backing the cops going after the murderers- most gangbangers- and putting them in prison.  But fat chance of that in Chicago.  I'm really not sure why good cops still work in that place: the city government craps on them and kisses the criminals.

Friday, June 21, 2024

It's one of those special days,

well, evenings, so take a look below the break

Well, considering the way they've been acting...

Only thing missing is a family pet lower down

Well, here's a collection

A whole lot of people joining Lawdog's "I Hate Monkeys" club.

'Community feasts on crocodile that ate family pets'

'Not Satire: Study Links Climate Change to a Politician’s Decline in ‘Speech Complexity and Productivity’
Yes, they're apparently working to give Biden another out on his recent behavior

Lots of politicians and bureaucrats seriously need to be fired,

at the least.
"In actuality, SIO hired a load of interns to scan social media for posts deemed to be mis- and disinformation. It turns out that the posts we students flagged were often sent along to moderators at Twitter (now X), Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, which took them down in order to quash dissenting viewpoints—viewpoints that sometimes ended up being right, as in the case of Covid likely being the result of a lab leak, or Hunter Biden’s hard drive being his actual hard drive—not Russian disinformation.

Thanks to the work of independent journalists, the SIO’s work has come under a lot of scrutiny, including in Washington. A recent House Judiciary Committee report alleges that, by cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security, the SIO’s Election Integrity Partnership “provided a way for the federal government to launder its censorship activities in hopes of bypassing both the First Amendment and public scrutiny.”
And if Stanford gave a damn about free speech, they'd be ashamed.  But apparently they have no shame, at least when it comes to a chance to shut down people they disagree with.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

A least favorite task is done,

brass(for one cartridge) has been processed and trimmed.  So now, when I get done loading some other stuff I need to, I can make some of this into ammo again.

Assuming I can get the somewhat neglected cleaning of the dining room and living room done(at least somewhat) so that is out of the way.

It would be easier to just surrender and say "I give, mess can stay!", but it really is a mess.  And if I were to meet a lady I'd prefer the house not make her back out  slowly when she sees the house for the first time.

From what I've read the most dangerous volcano in the US is Mt. Ranier,

but St. Helens blowing would not be a fun thing either.

Lot of things not mentioned here, like is the magma chamber refilling?  Happily, a quick search found this, which says quite likely.

Doesn't look like anything happening soon, barring the mountain deciding to yell 'SURPRISE!'

People like Murphy are the kind that gave me this almost lifelong great dislike for politicians

 Yesterday I gave a difficult speech in the Senate.

The final reports are in on the Uvalde tragedy. 376 armed officers were outside that classroom. For one hour and 17 minutes. And they did nothing.

Final proof that more guns in our schools will not keep our kids safe.

— Chris Murphy 🟧 (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 18, 2024

You know the face you make when you've been on hold for customer service and when someone finally answers the phone they tell you you've reached the wrong department and put you on hold AGAIN?

Yeah, we made that same face.

Guessing Dana Loesch may have as well:

If you want the whole, it's here:

Apparently Murphy has no problem with the sorry excuses for peace officers who refused to do their jobs. At least if he thinks he can use them to whack at citizens owning guns.

"Oh, it was an official record but we didn't think we needed to keep it."

However, records made public Friday by Judicial Watch show that in at least one instance, Secret Service members were asked to delete logs of an attack within an hour of it happening.

That instruction came on Sept. 25, 2023, after an EMT was requested to treat a bitten agency member, who was injured so badly that communications show they may have required hospitalization.

An email titled “LOG: DOG BITE (09-25-2023)” describes the reporting of that attack at 8:06 p.m. followed by a request for the Joint Operations Center’s logs to be deleted at 8:58 p.m.

Short version:  Currently, if it's a federal agency, they are not to be trusted.  About much of anything.

Good. Now sue the asses off the bastards.

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans’ First Amendment rights are violated when they are arrested in retaliation for their speech. The decision opens the courthouse doors for those Americans who have been arrested for criticizing the government.

The new Biden White House response to him freezing, getting lost on stage, and so forth:

 "Those are Cheap Fake videos, they're not real!"

Right.  And now some Professional Journalists are altering recordings to hid Biden's latest problem.
Because "The Truth is what we say it is!"

How do you know tyhe Authorities don't like something?

When they really don't want people to read it is a clue.  Bunch of people on Fecesbook ran into a problem when they posted a link to this:

Fecesbook started informing them that this is spam and cannot be posted.  So, as usual, people found a way to change the link a touch so you can copy and paste.  Which they apparently don't like.

Gee, I wonder why...

Also: Fecesbook started hiding posts and shadowbanning when the post had a link the censors didn't like.  So people started posting the link in the first comment, saying it was there.  So Fecesbook started doing the same to posts that had the word 'link' in them.  Then came a different word, which the censors are now chasing.  Isn't it wonderful?

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The climate asshats vandalized Stonehenge

No volcanoes to sacrifice them to, but maybe they could throw them in a bog?

A collection of stuff

Of course ATF agents get away with it.  Again.  What, we think they're subject to the law?

I'd say that firearm needs a trip to the armorer

In Germany(also), the State doesn't want people being reminded of what politicians and other lower forms of life said.

The NYeffingTimes: "All the news that's fit to distort"

"Here’s a little warning that cries out for some specifics:

Republican House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner has warned that the United States has hit its “highest level of a possible terrorist threat.”

Yeah, but from which terrorists, exactly?

ISIS?  Hamas?  Hezbollah?  Taliban?  Columbia students?  Antifa?  BLM?  Norks?  CAIR?  Red Army Faction? Muslim Students Association?  the Justice Department?

I’d like to know just whom I should be looking out for so I can make at least some preparations, instead of just adding a spare mag or two for the truck gun…"

It's been busy.  Maybe more later

Here's a wonderful site: the EffingBI sending two

very special agents to intimidate(what else could this be?) a second whistleblower in the Texas children's Hospital case.  Because actual criminals, terrorists, and corrupt politicians are all under control, apparently.

Funny thing.  This morning I saw a piece on Insty about this, and now I can't find it(it included the names of the Very Special Agents).  I searched for 'second whistleblower' on this, nothing.  It's possible my search skills suck, but all things considered, I think our dear Social Media companies are trying to hide information.  I may be wrong, but after this
I doubt it.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Some stuff I don't have time to read but don't want to lose

Looks like NOAA is playing the same games as a lot of other agencies

Another summer weekend in Chicago

Hm.  Decriminalize magic mushrooms, and more people abuse them.  Amazing.

"We want all the facts about your censorship operations."
"Fat chance!"

"Now it goes to the armorer.  And don't burn yourself on it."

"Oh yeah, LOTS of human sacrifices, children here, but don't judge!"

I agree with Kim: stop playing 'ban the thing' and punish the little bastards, that just might work.

And a palate cleanser from Wirecutter:

Monday, June 17, 2024

The Ottomans lost at Vienna in 1683,

 now the slower invasion method appears to be working

'Free Speech' at Hahvahd

A faculty member's right to free speech does not amount to a blank check to engage in behaviors that plainly incite external actors — be it the media, alumni, donors, federal agencies, or the government — to intervene in Harvard's affairs. Along with freedom of expression and the protection of tenure comes a responsibility to exercise good professional judgment and to refrain from conscious action that would seriously harm the University and its independence.
Ain't it wonderful?  "Of course you can speak, you just can't say anything that brings bad publicity to the school!"
Who does he think the place is, the FBI?

Because "Intersectionality says they're evil white people,

plus it's different when we do it!"
“I got a question. How come it’s okay for the left to hate the Jews?” Maher asked on Friday night. “Because, obviously, if this was the people at Charlottesville doing this, wouldn’t there be a bigger outcry?”
Yes, it would be huge. But, as noted above, "It's different when WE do it!"

I've got a process I use after black powder cartridges

to clean the brass.  I keep a plastic jug* under the bench and have a Lee Hand Press with a universal decapping die handy.  I fire a shot, eject, use the press to punch out the primer and drop the case in the water; that way the fouling doesn't have time to start to harden.  This process also makes me slow down and not rush the next shot..

When there's a pile in the jar I put the lid on and shake it, dump it, and repeat once or twice, depending on the number of cases, then drain and spread the cases out in the back of the truck to dry.  This cleans them out well enough that when I get home I can throw them in the tumbler to get them ready for resizing.  Resize, trim any that need it, and then I usually run them through the Lyman Turbo rotary tumbler.  That cleans everything, including the primer pockets and flash holes, and leaves them nice and shiny(most stuff I just worry about clean, but those cases just look nice when they shine).

Downside to the rotary: you have to use water so it's more mess.
Upsides: no dust, great job of cleaning the cases out, and- until you lose some of it- the media is stainless steel pins and they never wear out.

*it's a sports drink bottle with a wide mouth

Sunday, June 16, 2024

I'm about halfway through this, and it's hard to read

It demonstrates some of the reasons the public health sphere has little trust from the public anymore.  And a lot of people involved belong in jail for a variety of reasons.

She really wants a payoff,

and so do her lawyers:
A federal appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments over whether car insurance should pay out benefits to a woman who caught a sexually transmitted disease from a policyholder in his insured vehicle.

Part of the problem in dealing with anti-gun types is they don't know what they're talking about,

but they're absolutely sure they do.  For instance, here's a highly-ranked law professor from Harvard who doesn't know what the NFA actually did:
The 1934 Firearms Act bans civilian ownership of a “machine gun,” defined as a weapon that can fire “automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.” 
As various people correct him, it didn't ban them, it did make them much more expensive and troublesome to own. And he fails to understand that with a bump stock the trigger still has to be depressed for each shot.  Schooled on that, too.

Second current example is this:

Gaze upon this "I KNOW HISTORY!" from someone who apparently knows nothing of the subject she's lecturing about.

How do you reason with them?