Sunday, September 30, 2012

That's what we're worried about...

H/T to Doug.

Four days left to contribute to Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

The documentary Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire still needs $37,750 in funding to get made. There are four days left on Kickstarter. Look guys, if I can afford to give the guy $10, so can you. It's a worthwhile cause.

H/T to John.

NC Voter Registration Deadline

I noticed this post over at Roberta's place. The voter registration deadline in North Carolina for the November 6th election is October 12 at 5:00 p.m. One stop absentee voting starts on October 18th. This is probably the most important election we've had in quite a while. We can not survive four more years of Obama. If you haven't registered, go do it ASAP, and for Christ's sake vote. All of our rights, our freedom, are at stake. Maybe your vote won't change a thing in the end. Not voting makes that definite.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Buying Votes

They all do it. Some are simply more blatant than others.

Voting with your feet.

Businesses also do it. Ha!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bill Whittle: A Great Future Behind Us.

SD: Homeowner shoots home invader

In South Dakota, a 21-year old home invader broke into a house and, using a blunt object, began to beat the 69-year old homeowner. The home owner managed to get his gun, and shoot the evil git dead.

Things sure have changed in Mayberry

In Mt. Airy, North Carolina, two armed robbers entered a convenience store. When the robbers threatened her husband, the clerk pulled her gun and "shot as much as that gun would let [her] shoot." She missed. they fled. No hits that anyone knows of except to the wall and door frame. Maybe she should work on her gun handling and marksmanship. Still, good work ma'am.

In a cost/benefit analysis of the Second Amendment...

...gun control proponents always ignore the benefit part of the analysis.

South Carolina





North Carolina





Ya want more?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A matter of degree.

If Mitt Romney wins, we're probably screwed. If the current Prez gets re-elected, there is no doubt. Not one bit.

H/T to Ed.

Is there any gun safety rule this fool...

...didn't violate?
Soldier charged with manslaughter after trying to cure another of hiccups
Now his friend is dead and he's screwed for life. What a waste.

H/T to Tam.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's about winning.

In Seattle, guns, reloading ammo, competition shooting, and making videos of said competitions serve as evidence to support the accusation a person is a murderer. I don't kwon if the suspect did it or not but God forbid you build your case on the actual murder weapon and a motive. Also the prosecutors released the video to the press. Nothing like trying the case in the media or tainting the jury pool. Well, it's never been about justice, only winning.

H/T to Robb.

The word is negligently.

So a flight attendant in Philadelphia, with a CCW permit, forgot she had her revolver in her purse, and got caught with it at the airport's security checkpoint. That bit of carelessness got her arrested. It also cost her her permit, her gun, and probably her job.

A Philadelphia police officer then tried to unload the weapon and accidentally discharged it. It's really simple guys. If you don't know how to unload a particular firearm, leave it alone. If you don't pull the trigger, the gun won't discharge. So when you are unloading a firearm keep your finger off the trigger.

To the journalist who wrote this piece. The word you're looking for isn't accidentally. It's negligently. It takes an act of will, and in this case stupidity, to pull the trigger.

H/T to James.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Does it seem to anyone else like we're getting quite a few of these oops moments from the Obama Administration?

Piss off the NYPD...

...and they try to arrest you for what amounts to expressing your First Amendment right to free speech. Ok, I guess they might have a vandalism charge, but you know that's not why they want him to stop. Pissing off the police is a crime everywhere.

H/T to Sipsey.

Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

Kris Koenig is attempting to produce a documentary on gun control in California. Anything that sheds light on the tactics of the gun control movement is a worthwhile project. He is trying to finance it through Kickstarter. I donated. I hope you will too. October 5th is the deadline.

H/T to John.

Monday, September 24, 2012

In [formerly] Great Britain...

Call for ban on sale of gun magazines to children gets massive public support
...Gun Magazines = Pornography.

If they aren't at the bottom of the slippery slope they are damn well near it.

H/T to Uncle.


Obama’s ‘60 Minutes’ wipeout

Obama: ‘I Bear Responsibility for Everything--To Some Degree’

Somehow I don't think President Obama defines it the way the rest of us do.

Gun vs. Pepper Spray

The gun won.

\In Wisconsin, a woman heard someone in her house. She texted her housemate to see if was him. It wasn't. She grabbed her gun and called 911. When she saw the masked man carrying pepper spray and he tried to use it on her, she opened fire. It is unknown if she actually hit the evil git, but he did flee. Good thinking and good work on her part.

H/T to Jeff.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Dredd has what amounts to non stop action with very little downtime for little things like plot and character development. That's not really a complaint. I wasn't looking for art. The problem I dis have was the unnecessary blood and gore. I really didn't care to see the bodies go splat and the heads explode. I'm glad I watched it in 2D. 3D would have made it worse. It was good. Good enough to wait for the DVD.

Black Cat Mystery Comics #32

I was scanning comic book covers for a friend when I came across this old Harvey title, Black Cat Mystery Comics #32. The art is by Al Avison who during the Golden Age of Comics drew Captain America, The Green Hornet, and other titles. I can''t say the cover art is all that good, but the subject matter and layout are interesting,, and I like it.

Pot, Meet Kettle.

Obama accuses Congress of ducking elected duties, amid criticism he's doing likewise at the UN
It's the campaign season Mr. President. Are you the only one allowed to neglect his responsibilities to campaign for re-election? Here's a proposition Mr. President. All of Congress will return to Washington to do the people's work during this short session if you plop your ass in the White House and shut the f$%k up until they finish and return to their campaigns. Didn't think so.

What's On Your Desktop?

Sebastion asks....
What's On Your Desktop?
Martian Sunrise is what is on my computer desktop at the moment.

It replaced this Usagi Yojimbo desktop that I made using Photoshop, a photo I found on the net, and artwork by Stan Sakai of his rabbit ronin. It spent quite a few years staring back at me, and will most likely return to it place of honor eventually.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The things you find on the internetz...

...are sometimes pretty frickin' cool.

Frank Castle is back in #DIRTYLAUNDRY. It is the best depiction of the character I've seen on film to date. More please, Mr. Jane.

It is extremely violent, profanity laden, not safe for work or children, and really, really good, but I said that already.

My thanks to James for the link.

Friday, September 21, 2012

SC: Homeowner Shoots Burglar

In South Carolina, a homeowner was awakened by banging on the side of his house. He grabbed his pistol and went downstairs to confront a man in the kitchen. Fearing for his safety, he shot the man twice. The evil git is in a local hospital.

H/T to Dean.

That's one theory...


IG: White House ‘Made it Impossible’ to Pursue Lead in Fast and Furious Probe
So at best the IG investigation and report are incomplete and therefore of questionable worth, the White House is still hiding the truth, and Congress still needs to continue their investgation. I still think whitewash is the appropriate description.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Your IG wrote it. You and your compatriots in the the White House reviewed and edited it. Then a redacted copy was released. I'm damn sure it's consistent with your past statements, but one thing Mr. Holder.
The Department’s leadership did not attempt to cover up information or mislead Congress about it.
That's for Congress to decide. Not you.

You know who you are.

Who the f$%k is the EPA... tell me how much I must buy, or a business must sell, of anything! Unless of course, its a tax.

H/T to Sipsey Street.

Yet another reason I like Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood's 'Leave Everybody Alone' Definition of Libertarianism
H/T to Uncle.

And I should give a damn because...

Protester dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flag
We might argue that it was [pick your deity of choice]'s judgement. Well, we could.

H/T to JayG.

Fast and Furious OIG Report: Whitewash

It's out. I haven't read it all of it yet. What I have read follows the White House narrative that it was a "botched" law enforcement investigation, but I did go through and count the redactions. I counted over 200. The DOJ is still hiding shit.

I have only one question and one additional observation at the moment and the observation isn't directly based on the report but a news report on the resignation of an assistant AG.

The question is don't we as the American people deserve to read the entire report? There should be no redaction of this report. The observation is simply that AG Holder is the boss. The report claims his scapegoats employees, from what I've read about the report, screwed up really big time. That makes him responsible for what happened. So when is he going to accept his responsibility and resign?

of course the answer to the question from the Obama Administration point of view is "WE decide what you need to know lowly peasant."

I also understand the Obama Administration has a problem with asking anyone on their side to accept personal responsibility for anything. Holder is going nowhere until January.

Now I'm just going to sit back and what the commentary and bullshit start flying here and there.


Romney’s “secret video” and the Dem politics of “Squirrel!”
And While I'm at it here's a post from Kevin.
Bitter Clingers


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Getting Guns Right... Michael Z. Williamson. It's posted over at the Baen website. Go read it.

Gabriel Over the White House (1933)... which the Angel Gabriel possesses the President of the United States who then discards the Constitution, dissolves Congress, declares martial law, turns the Republic into a fascist/communist state, and reads like every progressive's wet dream.

It was the scariest movie I've seen in some time.

Isn't one the myths of the gun control movement...

... that if someone tries to defend themselves with a gun the bad guy will take it away from them and then use it on them? It happened the other way 'round here. The cops got him when he went to the hospital for treatment. Too bad the stupid git lived. H/T to The Duck.

No one will ask this question during the debates...

...but I'd love to hear the answer.

H/T to the Political Commentator.

Crony Journalism?

The problem being whether anything Media Matters does can by any stretch of the imagination be considered journalism
Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press

Sunday, September 16, 2012

That's our story and we're sticking to it...

...otherwise we look like incompetent gits, which we are.
UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous, contradicting gov't

Bracken: What I Saw At The Coup

Short story and companion piece to this essay.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Voluntary, my ass. When no less than five police officers/deputies show up at your door in the middle of the night, ask you to voluntarily come on down town to answer a few questions, handcuff you and stuff you in the back of a patrol car for a ride downtown how do you think a reasonable person is going to interpret that? It's called under arrest buddy. No reasonable person is going to see it any other way, and for what crime?

A probation violation? My ass. Can you spell PRETEXTUAL. The man was arrested not for a possible probation violation but for embarrassing the President of the United States in the UNITED STATES.
President Obama you swore an oath to protect and defend the U. S. Constitution. All of it. Not just the parts that are convenient. When you or your Justice Department instigate shit like this, you violate your oath. You are an oathbreaker, a liar, and unfit to hold the office to which you were you were elected.
Election day can't come quick enough.

UPDATE: OK, apparently he wasn't cuffed but had his hands in his pockets. Makes no difference. He had no choice but to go.

What a waste...

Former West Point football player dies in accidental shooting at Connecticut home
He was showing off his pistol to friends. He removed the magazine, didn't check the loaded chamber and put it to his head. What a waste of potential.



Yup, it's gonna be a whitewash...

...but no one really expected anything different.
Fast and Furious Embodies Corruption at Highest Levels

Burglar shot in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, three women decided to burglarize an occupied home. The disabled homeowner shot and killed one. The others fled and were later arrested. The deceased burglar was a one time employee of the disabled homeowner. Who says all goblins are male?

H/T to Dean.

A layman's guide...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Google/You Tube tells El Presidente, "No"

An evil corporation stands up for free speech. It'll be interesting to see what happens next.


So, the Obama Administration's response to the protests and murders of Americans in the Middle East is to, 1) apologize and condemn the alleged film*, 2) send Marines to reenforce embassies in the Middle East, and, 3) ask Youtube to review the alledged film that is the reason for the protests in the Middle East to see if it meets their "stamdards". The unstated second half to this being "pull it".

EXCEPT, the alleged film isn't the reason the radical Islamists are rasing hell, commiting murder in the Middle East and attacking our embassies. It's their excuse. If it wasn't the alleged film it would be something else. They hate us. Any excuse will do. When the they do something like apologize for the alleged film or pressure YouTube to pull it you lend credence to the mullah's claim its the reason for the violence and its all our fault anyway. You spit on our constitution. You betray you office and oath. You give aid and comfort to the enemy, as if that's anything new.

Oh, I should give credit where credit is due. Sending the Marines to the embassies was a good thing. Send more.

*I guess what I saw was the trailer. Based on that it really does look like a piece of crap and waste of video. It looked worse than a Uwe Boll film. The protests are the only reason anyone is even giving it any attention and the best way to respond to it is to let it fade into  the obscurity it deserves. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Quotes of the Day

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. - Sarah Palin

If I see Carter going into the White House to offer advice to Obama, I'm probably going to destroy something. -Lawdog

Methinks that Palin left a mark.

Where appeasement leads...

Here in the good old U S of A, if somebody says something insulting about our repective religions we get mad. We debate. We call each other nasty names. We boycott. Some of us make general asses of ourselves. We don't murder people for speaking their minds.

Adherents of the religion of peace riot and murder innocents. They murder Americans. They murder representatives of our government. They attack American territory.

What does the current Administration do? The State Department condemns those who hurt the feelings of members of the religion of peace. They apologize? In years past, the Marines would be landing about now.

Does anyone else have this sense of deja vu?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gotta have priorities

My politics are right leaning Libertarian. At 16, my son is hard right conservative. He sent me these links this morning. They were Mitt Romney's and Barak Obama's first tweets of today.

Hey man, gotta have priorities.

I hadn't seen this before...

[Image Source]

Maybe that's because Fast and Furious wasn't...

...a botched law enforcement investigation into gun traffiking over the Mexican border, but an attempt to push a gun control agenda by the Obama Administration.
"We found no evidence in Operation Fast and Furious that the ATF or the (U.S. attorney's office) attempted at any point during the investigation to balance the risks to the public safety against the long-term benefits of identifying trafficking networks and participants," the draft report says.
It's easy to prove your thesis if your mind has already been made up your mind before you start investigating.

A bit of family history

My son asked me how Grandpa Owen and Grandma Erlene met. I was sure I had asked Mom myself but didn't remember the story so I asked again. Mom was working a a nurse at Duke Hospital. I guess the more accurate term was nurse n training. This was early in 1941. She had to have surgery for appendicitis and was at home to recover. At the time, she was living with her half brother Buddy and his wife, Lillian.

She had been told by the doctor to walk once the stitches came out, so she took a walk to see Lurlene Leary, a member of the same church that Mom attended. She said when she got to the house a young man was there getting ready to go out, and she thought he had the prettiest blue eyes. The young man, my Dad, was the Leary's cousin and was staying with them. He was recently home from the CCC and was working nights at a nearby laundry. Mom visited with Lurlene then walked home.

At church the following Sunday, Lurlene told Mom that Owen had asked her to ask if he could take her out on a date. Mom said yes. Nine monyths later, in December of 1941, they were married.

*They remained married until my father's death in 1981. In my mother's heart, they still are.

*Added 9/12/2012.

Eleven years ago today...

Eleven Years by Sarah Hoyt.

Business as usual.

The President can release classified information to Hollywood for his own political gain without fear of accountability because he's the President and above any ethics, morality, or law, but the little guy is made an example. The example isn't don't release classified material. It's don't embarrass the President by proving him a worthless ass.

H/T to Glenn.

UPDATE: Then again, how classified can it still be, if the President has authorized it's release?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Not Good Enough

In San Diego, CA, a homeowner thought she heard someone in the backyard and went to look. She bumped into a deputy looking for a prowler and got shot for her trouble.
The deputy reportedly told her, “I’m sorry, you startled me,” Morgan said.
I'm sorry, that ain't good enough. Keep your finger off the trigger and you won't accidentally pull it when someone frightens you which likely to happen when you're in somebody's backyard without their knowledge.

The homeowner is recovering in the hospital.

H/T to Hellinahandbasket.

Police: Michael Smeriglio accidentally shoots off his penis and testicle; friend arrested on drug charge

That lede pretty much says it all. He was cleaning his [loaded] gun when it went off.


Walking in step...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The election is the GOP's to lose...

...and some on the right are working damn hard to get there.
Spreading Fear And Despondency by Sarah Hoyt
Remember, Obama is the enemy.

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

You know, if you're not doing anything wrong you really have nothing to worry about.


H/T to the Freeholder.

Gun Sales Surge: An Obama Bounce?

The more for him to seize if he gets a second term. You know he wants to.

Bill Whittle: NUMBER SIX

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Amid a continuing national gun control debate...

...that isn't really because we had it, and they lost, we get a report at the HuffPo of a young man who played the long odds and lost. Russian Roulette will tend to do that to you. Also, by my count a "young man" 35 years old isn't all that young and should damn well know better. Bet he won't make that mistake again.

H/T to Michael.


Image Source: Liberal Logic 101.

A scratch of a bureaucrat's pen...

...and the BATF can now seize property, guns, through civil forfeiture laws.

What could possibly go wrong?

H/T to David.

Innocent bodega worker shot and killed by cop responding to armed robbery

In New York City, a bystander fleeing from a robbery was shot by a police officer when he ran into the officer. The officer discharged his pistol when the bystander slammed into him. At least, that the NYPD's story, and they're sticking to it.
Cops believe the gun accidentally discharged.
In any event, when a police officer has his finger on the trigger and "the gun" unintentionally goes off, it's negligence not accident.

Maybe Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his staff should read this.

Friday, September 7, 2012

I want a flat top upper for my AR.

Any suggestions?

The Silly Season

I probably didn't look at more than ten minutes of either the GOP or Democrat conventions. The only speech I listened to was Clint Eastwood's and that was on YouTube after the fact. None of them have a thing to blather about that is going to make one difference in how I end up voting so I'm not inclined to waste my time. Life is too short. One thing is certain. I will vote against Barak Obama.

In a nutshell...

Now that's really f#$ked up.

Extreme Sexism At Walmart: Woman Can’t Buy Big Guns
That just boggles the mind. The clerk wouldn't sell her the shotgun because he thought it was too much gun for her, therefore she must be a straw buyer? That's kinda like saying piss is yellow, therefore the sky is blue. A genius we have here.

H/T to Steve.

Hollywood Liberals are such...

I mostly only go to genre films at the theater and for that reason as much as I like Clint Eastwood I usually wait for the DVD to be released. I think I'll go shell out nine bucks and see Trouble With the Curve when its released. Mr. Eastwood had the courage to stand up at the GOP convention and speak the truth as he saw it. The Hollywood mainstream seems intent on interpreting his speech with such terms as "bizarre, broadcast-for-the-masses moments" or "his divisive speech" or "fallout and embarrassment from what he did is probably punishment enough" and in doing so say much more about themselves than Mr. Eastwood. I really don't think Mr. Eastwood has a thing to worry about but I'll give him my support. I'll be nice to see Clint on the big screen for a change. The movie is scheduled for release on September 21st.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Expendables 2 [2012]

I waited to watch The Expendables on DVD and liked it enough to wish I'd seen it on the big screen. I wish I'd waited for the DVD release of The Expendables 2. It wasn't a bad movie. In fact, it was a good movie, but with the possible exception bits with Chuck Norris, it wasn't good enough to rate a ticket to the theater not even at matinee rates. Better luck next time guys.

Bunraku [2010]

This movie is 124 minutes of my life I wish I could get back. Don't waste your time with it.

Only known picture of Karl Marx with Obama

Now that's funny.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Are you better off...

Sherlock's cure for bad grammar.

With all due respect...

...I don't belong to the government, and the DNC can kiss my butt*.

H/T to John.

 *See. I can be civil**.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A scary scenario...

here from Matthew Bracken.

H/T to David.

Bloomberg, you ass.

Had an armed citizen in New York City fired on an armed evil git in a crowd of innocent civilians and hit no one other than the evil git that gun owner would be in jail while the matter was investigated and most likely charged. Had an armed citizen in New York fired on an evil git and hit said evil git and nine innocents would be in jail charged and sued into obilvion. Mayor Mikey would be blathering about the evils of civilian gun onwership, concealled carry, and vigilantism all the while pushing n the lynch mob and ignoring that in New York City unless you are police, or wealthy, or a favorite son it's alost immpossible to legally own or carry a handgun. Mikey, you ass. Mikey, you hypocrite.

H/T to David.


A day in the life of...

That had to be a hell of a surprise.

[image source: WTVD]

A .22 will do the job.

In Verona, Kentucky, a 92 year old WWII vet was awakened by someone kicking in the door to his basement. He'd previously been the victim of burglary and theft from his farm. He got up, grabbed his .22 "squirrel gun", and sat down in a chair to await who might come up the basement stairs. When the burglar reached to the top of the stairs the old vet shot him. The burglar later died of his wounds. Mr. Jones is lucky he lives in Kentucky. In [formerly] Great Britain he'd be facing murder charges.

Monday, September 3, 2012

I suspect he practices.

H/T to Uncle.

Thumb to nose, wiggle fingers

The draft language of the Democrats' 2012 platform — set for a final vote this week in Charlotte, N.C. — argues that current safeguards protecting the public against gun violence are insufficient and urges "an honest and open conversation about firearms."

The document also calls for "reasonable regulation" governing guns, including laws banning assault weapons and requiring all gun sellers — not just licensed dealers — to perform background checks on potential buyers.

That would require that gun control advocates be honest and open. You aren't, so no.

In [formerly] Great Britain...

...a man and his wife have been arrested for shooting two of four burglars with a licensed shotgun. No one was killed. Great Britain: where self-defense is banned.

H/T to Uncle.

UPDATE: The couple will not be charged, but who gives them the three days of their life they wasted in "custody" while the police and courts made their decision. It's still f$%ked up. Oh, do they get their shotgun back?

A practical application of the Second Amendment.

He wasn't getting past me. My wife and daughter were behind me.
In Indianapolis, a homeowner, his wife, and five year old daughter, were awakened in the early hours of the morning by someone kicking in the back door. The homeowner grabbed his gun and found a burglar standing in his living room. The burglar lunged at the homeowner and got shot for his trouble. The family is fine. The robber is in the hospital awaiting charges.

THIS is the practical application of our right to keep and bear arms.

H/T to Dean.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Walter Simonson's birthday.

Walter Simonson has written and drawn among other titles runs of Fantastic Four and Thor. He collaborated with Archie Goodwin to produce the graphic novel adaptation of Ridley Scott's Alien and my favorite, Manhunter. Manhunter was the story of an adventurer killed in Africa then revived and cloned by a secret conspiracy to assist them in there attempt to control the world. Needless to say the Manhunter instead fights against them. He used martial arts, an assortment of bladed weapons, and a broom-handled Mauser. I still pull my copy out occasionally and read it. It's good stuff.

Sixty-seven years ago today...

...combat ended in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan was signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

By Christmas Day my dad was back in the United States waiting for discharge at Fort Bragg. Dad got impatient and went AWOL to see mom. Turned out if he had waited a few hours he'd have been free and clear. Instead they made him wait another week.


Obama speech to soldiers met with silence
Because at some point, lip service isn't enough.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Obama, Biden, Pelosi, & Reid

It took a faction of a second for me to realize they were the brooms from the Sorcerer's Apprentice.

More on NYPD Firearm's Training.

RAND conducted a study in 2008 that deals at least in part with the NYPD firearms's training. Chris at Arma Borealis has provided a summary. It's pretty much what this guy wrote.