Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Riddle me this...

What's the point of a Second Amendment if the States can infringe it at will, and the Courts say that's just fine?

No point at all. Heller and McDonald mean jack as long as the lower courts ignore them.

No maybe...

...about it.

Fat Chance

The president's pollster wants reporters to take a year off reporting the results of polls. Could be he's afraid of President Obama's numbers and those of the Left are only going to get worse as the mid-terms approach. Fat chance on that doing you any good. The MSM may not report the polling numbers but rest assured the they'll pop up on the internet and that's 'cause the MSM doesn't control the flow of information anymore. The truth finds a way.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Heh

It can't be any worse.

Why is Hollywood remaking Verhoeven's Starship Troopers?
Because the original sucked in almost every way imaginable. The most you can hope for in an adaptation of any book is that the screenwriters and director at least respect the original material and try to be loyal to its spirit. That putz Verhoeven didn't even try. He was a typical liberal shit laughing at what he couldn't understand. Which brings the question as to whether there is anyone in Hollywood that can? I'd as soon they leave it be.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I have a dream. That maybe when Peter Jackson finishes with his nine hour [thereabout] version of a 322 page book, someone will sit down and edit it down to The Hobbit. OK off the soapbox. It is a good movie and I recommend that you go see it, but nine hours [thereabout] and three movies is way too long to tell the story.

All the news that fit to spin and spin and spin.

I suspect that the Times story tells us more about Hillary Clinton’s assessment of the threat Benghazi poses to her likely 2016 run for president than it does about what happened in Benghazi. - Paul Mirengoff
Its not like the New York Times has any journalistic integrity left to shock us with the lack thereof.

47 Ronin

I really didn't now what to expect here. What I wasn't expecting was a historically accurate retelling of the story of the 47 Ronin an I wasn't surprised. What I was pleasantly surprised to get was a reasonably faithful retelling of the tale with fantasy elements that didn't distract to much from the main story. Keanu Reeves is in it but as a part of an ensemble that works. I liked it.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Recently Read

Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista - Matthew Bracken
1920 America's Great War - Robert Conroy
1636 Seas of Fortune - Iver Cooper.

I can't help but think I've forgotten one. It'll come to me...eventually.

I enjoyed all of the books listed. The best of the three was Bracken's novel. The increase in his skill as a novelist between book one and two of this trilogy was dramatic. It is highly recommended. I like Conroy's novel, but they are highly formulaic. That's not necessarily a bad thing if you like the formula which, at the moment, I do. Cooper's book was a collection of stories already published in the Grantville Gazette. I hadn't read them so it was worth my while. Be warned.

UPDATE: 12/31/2013] In comments the author advised that most of 1636 Seas of Fortune was original material. My mistake.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Sherlock mini

{Fixed]

[CLAP] [CLAP] [CLAP]*

Angsty Emo Outrage and Ducks
No quotes from this article. There is so much goodness here that you should read it for yourself. Enjoy.

*Credit where it's due.

If you wondered why President Obama...

...is so intent on banning coal.

...and...

[UPDATED 12/26/2013]

Merry Christmas

That's all.

Monday, December 23, 2013

From my son












I have trained him well.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Lip Service

Manchin said gun owners didn’t oppose background checks in theory but were concerned that government wouldn’t stop with checks.

“What we found out is that people couldn’t trust government that they would stop there,” he said.

Which goes to show that Manchin's support of the Second Amendment has always been a facade. Government and the prohibitionists have proven time and time again that they have no intention of ever stopping until all civilain firearms ownership is banned. Any claims to the contary are just lip service.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Crucifixion

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Muthers Against Illegal Guns

High-profile gun control groups join forces
Bloomberg and his Mayors should fit in just fine.

The Kill List

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

It seems to me that if you wanted to compare...

...one of our two major political parties to a cult, it wouldn't be the Republicans.

So nice of Charlie Schumer to once again show us...

...what an evil git he is.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Poorly though out invasion plans #3456456...

I guess they never heard of Frosty.

Strange Adventures #79

Thank you Mister Ryan...

...for nothing.

Monday, December 16, 2013

...the answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun...

The contrasts that the media won’t talk about…
The media is not so strangely quiet. They must protect their precious narrative.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Right after you cut them for other Federal employees...

...to include those worthless bastards in the House and Senate.
Ryan Defends Reduction to Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Early Military Retirees

Took the kids shooting today...

...and the wife came along. My son fired a 12 gauge for the first time. He'll be bruised tomorrow. My youngest who said she didn't want to shoot ened up hogging the Ruger 10/22. A fun time was had by all.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Self-Defense Shooting in NC.

In Monroe NC two thugs attacked a man in his car in the parking lot of Tyson Foods. They pistol whipped him and he opened fire hitting and wounding both. They'll be charged. That's a happy ending of sorts.

Somehow I don't think I define...

..."the American people" the same way you do, Senator Reid. We had that conversation. Just because you didn't like the result doesn't mean you didn't lose.

Maybe its me, but...

...this is funny.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Eventually, the GOP is going to screw...

...themselves out of their Conservative base. The question is do they really care. I think not. They're perfectly happy to be the minority party as long as some crumbs get tossed their way.

I hope they like the guns they have...

...because I suspect the Jersey City Police are gonna find it difficult to buy new ones. Getting any gun manufacturers to meet their demands would drive away civilian buyers. Civilian sales dwarf LEO sales. Which do you think they'll choose?

We need more of this kinda thing.

Bang! Payday for man suing cops over guns
The only way they're goona learn is when it hurts them in the pocketbook. The only thing that would have made it more effective is if the award came from the pockets of the officers and their supervisors.

Another Win in Court

The Florida appeals court ruling that the University of North Florida was violating state law when it prohibited a woman from storing a gun in her vehicle while she attended class will spill over to cities and counties statewide, an attorney said Wednesday.
H/T to Glenn.

Its not about crime control.

Its not about reducing "gun violence". Its about simple control...people control or pushing a progressive agenda which is the same damn thing.
While city officials argue that putting more new gun ordinances forward will reduce the threat of gun violence, Darin Goens, state liaison to Vermont for the National Rifle Association, said the proposals would do “nothing” to improve safety or reduce violent crime.

“Vermont’s current gun laws are already effective as the state has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,” Goens added.

Now the question is whether the Vermont Legislature will put these local stateists/prohibitionists in their place.

Frozen

Oh wow. Very well done.

Had jury duty Wednesday

Didn't get a damn thing done. Well at least I'm good for the next two years.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Tale of Two Dicks

Monday, December 9, 2013

Al JaWhat?

To put the awful ratings into perspective, consider that 13,000 daily viewers is about .00029 percent of the total number of households who have access to Al Jazeera America.
So even though next to no one looks at Al Jazeera America, we can't let this pass even though acknowledging them kinda gives them, well, not credibility but something. So, go read the article so you can understand the depth of their ignorance and comment.

Politically, they seem to be a bit tone deaf.

Does Their Reach Exceed Their Grope?

“I understand she was doing her job but at some point doesn't common sense prevail?”

TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol
No.

Even in California, you have to provide evidence...

...to support your argument in court. The State didn't and Cali gun owners won.

I guess "because" just doesn't cut it.

Now this will probably have the prohibitionists...

...crapping their pants. A cheap [relatively] 3D metal printer.
Cheap 3D printer works with steel
Next: a printed gun that's dangerous and affordable
May you prohibitionists live in interesting times.

At least Schumer didn't get his druthers

UFA Renewal Passes Senate
We didn't win but sometimes the status quo is the best you can expect.

H/T to Sebastian.

Talk about unintended consequences...

'A public safety disaster': Obamacare could force THOUSANDS of volunteer fire departments to close
...or is it.

On LTC Bateman

The Framers thought a standing army was the greatest threat to liberty imaginable. A shame when some people who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution nonetheless set out to prove them right. - Glenn Reynolds

My mama always said you are known by the company you keep.

Kaye Hagan is known by the company she keeps, and since she is taking donations from Gabby Gifford's anti gun PAC she has placed herself firmly within the anti Second Amendment crowd. Its not as if we didn't know that already. She did vote for the Manchin-Toomey and universal background checks.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

We can only hope...

...but the last two presidential elections were the Republicans to lose and they did.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Remember the mentally disturbed [unarmed] guy in Times Square the NYPD shot at and missed?

They hit two bystanders instead. Wonderful marksmanship that. Well, the mentally disturbed guy has been charged with assault because the officers of the NYPD can't shoot for shit AND fired their weapons negligently*.
The defendant is looking at 25 years in jail for the crime of provoking law enforcement into shooting random citizens. If this flies in New York, then there is no law. - Mark Steyn
That's f**ked up, but that's Bloomberg's New York.

*The discharge of their weapons may, MAY, have been legal, but it was negligent because non-involved peoples was around and about the target. Then again, that's Bloombergistan and the rules may be different than in flyover country where I live.

Bill Whittle: I Can't Believe They Let You Do That!

{UPDATE: 12/9/2013} While you're at it read Whittle's Shards.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

...and yet Schumer and his ilk keep pushing for gun control.

Congressional Study: Murder Rate Plummets As Gun Ownership Soars
Gun control isn't about crime control. Its about people control.

He really doesn't need any help with that.

Alamance vote allows concealed weapons in county buildings

The Alamance County Board of Commissioners declined to pass a ban on open carry in county buildings and repealed the ban on concealed carry for those same buildings. Good.

I'm sure there'll be dancing.

Obama political group sets house parties for Newtown shooting anniversary
Just the classy behavior we've come to expect from the Obama and his fellow travelors.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Never let an opportunity to be...

...bottom feeding, scum sucking, worthless, conniving, piece of progressive shit, go to waste.
Faced with a Collapse of America’s Health System, Schumer Pushes … More Gun Control
Create a nonexistent crisis and try to take advantage. That's the Schumer way.

Colion Noir: On the NFL and Superbowl Ads

House votes to renew the ban on plastic firearms...

...without addressing 3D printed guns.

That's all right. Charlie Schumer intends to fix that.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Maybe they should have called it...

...Operation Cluster F**k.
How the US gave guns to Mexican cartels.

How I spent my afternoon

Son and Younger Daughter helped. The fat shadow is me.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 'to read' pile is a bit shorter.

To Sail a Darkling Sea - John Ringo
Castigo Cay - Matthew Bracken
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
North Reich - Robert Conroy

Darkling is a Ringo zombie novel. What more need be said. Read it. Conroy's North Reich is OK. It is not his best, but it an OK read. Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul is a quick read and at the usual level of skill you'd expect of him. I've not read many of his novels. I'll need to correct that. I read Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic several years ago. It was a first novel and as much as I enjoyed it, there were a few things that bugged me. I've haven't read the sequels yet and so can't comment on them. Castigo Cay shows how far he's come as a novelist and that's damn bloody far. I really liked it and look forward to any sequels.

A bit late...

...but I'm thankful for this little bit.

Now if I could get her mom and the semi-ex talking to one another maybe I'd actually get to see her once in a while.

Executing the Law

Source: Reason

Friday, November 29, 2013

Angels

My car cut off on a back road the other night. Needle said I had gas and I was worried something had gone south. Even so my first assumption is I've run out of gas. There I was on the side of the road. A young lady stopped to help and went to get me gas. I gave her my gas can and five dollars. When she returned and the gas was in the car it still wouldn't start. She went and got me another can of gas and I gave her another five dollars. When she returned she told me she had a cousin with a tow truck she could call. Thankfully, the car started. I thanked her and as I was pulling away she dropped the ten dollars I'd given her into my car. She was gone before I could do anything but thank her. Her name is Jan. She is an angel.

Its the message

The NFL has refused to air this ad from Daniel Defense. The NFL has adopted an anti-Second Amendment stance. Once you look at the ad its fairly clear why they refused it. The ad sends a clear message that the safety of your family is an individual responsibility and implies that a firearm is the best tool to that end. The NFL has no intention of helping spread that message.

If you are a gun owner and a football fan you might want give that some consideration and find something else to do on Superbowl Sunday.

That's what they do

Lie, that is.
Strange and deceitful new anti-gun tactic

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Five years ago today...

...I started blogging. For some reason it seems much longer.

Happy Thanksgiving...

...and by the way what the hell are you doing here. Go be with family. That's what this day is really about. Take advantage while you have them.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What could possibly go wrong?

Proposal Bans Snacking, Smoking Behind the Wheel
Hey! Ya know what's a distraction is cars? Passengers. Having a conversation. That's a distraction. Maybe New Jersey should ban passengers. FMTT. The nanny state rules, and no, I've little hope wiser heads will rule the day. It's fucking New Jersey. Have you read their gun laws?

And if that's not bad enough...

The bill advanced by a 12-0 vote Monday in the Assembly's transportation committee. It does not spell out which activities would and would not be considered distracted driving, instead leaving that determination up to police.
What could possibly go wrong?

Its not like they're Muslims...

Obama administration snubs Vatican with embassy downgrade

There are times I wonder just what the NRA is thinking.

Is NRA throwing printed guns under the bus?
In the past the NRA has stepped aside because there were no guns the law applied to. Even with the advent of 3D printed guns that's really still the case. If not fore the fact that certain legislatures are using this as an opportunity to also ban the manufacture of magazines and gun parts I could almost shrug my shoulders...almost. That alone should get the NRA off it's ass on this one. Then the there is the fact that's gun control an the usual suspects are all involved. The opposition should be there just on general principles. We should give them nothing...ever. I guess they don't want to burn political capital, or there's this.
There is, however, something the NRA could do to make the "shill for the gun industry" accusation even more obviously false. By aggressively lobbying against U.S. Representative Steve Israel's (D-NY) H.R. 1474 [and now Sen. Bill Nelson's (D-FL) S. 1149 and S. 1774]. which would outlaw the practice of using 3-D printers to produce ammunition magazines and other gun parts, the NRA would demonstrate that its top priority is indeed the protection of Americans' gun rights--even the right to produce guns in one's home, with no profit potential for the gun industry.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Colion Noir: Gun Safety

That's what they do.

So Moms Demand Action lied about Staples.

Keep asking, but I suspect...

... you're gonna be disappointed if you expect it from this Administration. .
My Obamacare Cancellation

Which is how I found myself applauding Mike Kreidler and seething at a President I helped elect. Out here in the Land of the Brand of You, we don’t want cheap twelve-month extensions. We’re willing to suck it up and pay our fair share for health insurance. We want the exchanges to work. We’re not demanding a last-minute reprieve that threatens the stability of the entire system. What we’re asking for is clarity and competence.

Putz.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bill Whittle: The Hammer of Reality

"...goat rodeo of failure and mendacity..."

I'd say that sums it up.

Bill Whittle: Mr. Virtual President - Healthcare

John Boehner! Mitch McConnell. Are y'all listening? Probably not.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Its that time again.

Closing on eight months.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Just because...

Source: Hell, I don't remember. Sorry.

Like us, only better...not.

Older Hill aides shocked by Obamacare prices
I'm sure Obama will fix this with a waiver or something, but then again how many loyal followers has he thrown under the bus? Must be a shock to find out you're no different than the rest of us.

The Buck...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Like I needed one.

That would be another reason to vote against Kay Hagen come 2014.
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option
Yeah, I know the Republicans talked about it when they were in the majority but they never did it.

Now this is interesting.

Zimmerman girlfriend shopping interview for money prior to 911 call

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who called 911 accusing Zimmerman of pointing a gun at her, has been shopping around for a national media interview for weeks, but none of the national media would pay her the money she was seeking.

If that doesn't offer a reasonable doubt as to the young "lady's" motives, nothing will.

"You pass this? Somebody's going to die."

Oh my God, they'll be blood in the streets.

Probably not. At least not any that isn't already there.

Ohio lawmakers advance broad 'stand your ground' bill

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More buyer's remorse

My Obamacare Cancellation
You get what you vote for twit.

An interview with Judge Clarence Thomas

Monday, November 18, 2013

Now that's...

...funny. A criminal mastermind, he is.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bill Whittle: Silent Saturday

Obama's [adopted] hometown paper...

...has rejected the White Houses "fix" of Obamacare and wants a redo. Mr. President, if you can't get support from the gang in Chicago you are well and truly fucked. Feels good doesn't it?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Well, why not...

...post it, that is.

Apparently, done in one take with no FX. I'm impressed. .

Friday, November 15, 2013

More bullshit from the Holder Clan.

Holder takes aim at 3-D guns, calls for renewal of metal detection law
Eric Holder is calling for the renewal of a Federal ban on plastic guns that has never been more than one more of the prohibitionist's bullshit boogeymen. I don't see the advent of plastic guns from a 3D printer making that big a difference on the matter. Printers are still expensive enough to be out of the reach of most people and have an unsettling tendency to blow up when fired. The law is still bullshit, and the fact that its bullshit from the mouth of Eric Holder is enough for me to be agin it. Hey, I've got an idea. If Holder wants to demonstrate to all of us unwashed rednecks that a 3D printed gun is a problem let him shoot one and none of this firing it while it is in a clamp fixed to a bench. Hold the gun Eric. Prove to me plastic guns are a viable threat. Go ahead. I dare ya.

My, those prohibitionists are violent.

Gun Control Supporter Caught On Video Threatening To ‘Kill’ Colorado Recall Activists…With a Gun
They also playing the usual games by using robocalls to vilify the guys trying to get signatures for the recall petition.

Lies and dirty tricks; its all they have.

So much for rule of law

The Constitutionality of the ObamaCare “Fix”
Apparently, the Prez can change Obamacare on a whim for his own political convenience with a wave of his wand. If he gets away with it here what's to keep him from doing the same with other legislation?

He is also essentially ordering insurance companies to ignore the law. With Obama's track record regarding truthfulness and his "if you like your policy you can keep your policy" lies, I'm not sure I'd trust him down the road not to sic Eric Holder on those evil insurance companies for violating "the law'.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yep

What Mass Killers Want—And How to Stop Them
A review of the article here.

Both are dead on, but expecting the Media to do the right thing is unlikely. Ratings trump responsibility.

Tomb of Terror #13

Cover art by Lee Elias.

Why the hell do ya want to fix...

...the gift that keeps on givin'.

Establishment Republicans: the stupid half of the stupid party.

H/T to Borepatch.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

...and in Massachusetts a local politician...

...wants to give police the power to enter private homes to inspect whether firearms are properly stored. In Selectman Barry Greenfield's little utopia there's no need to worry about little things like probable cause or search warrants. Somehow I don't see that going over so well even in the People's Republic, but who am I? All I know about Massachusetts, I learned from the escapees.

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you.

Source here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oh, what the hell. Sue 'em.

Gonzaga Students Facing Expulsion for Legally Possessing Guns in Private University-Owned Apartments
Two students at Gonzaga University are facing expulsion for scaring off a panhandler who claimed to be and was a convicted felon by flashing a handgun. The questions here are whether the university gets to enforce policy in off campus student residences and also how clearly the policy was written. These questions need answers. I suggest the young men get a lawyer and seek answers in civil court.

What happens when you mix a drunk with a rifle?

Nothing good.
Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yeah, the 2014 and 2016 elections are going to be one big...

...Charlie Foxtrot for all involved.

Maybe something worthwhile will arise from the ashes...yeah I know. Snowball and Hell.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Bit of Sanity in the People's Republic of Cali

California Court of Appeals Confirms Ruling Striking Down Ammunition Sales Restrictions
...unconstitutionally vague and cannot be enforced.

A win for the good guys.

Democracy in Action

No checks. No balances. No Constitution. Ya know, where the majority can fuck over the minority at will.

World's First 3D Printed Metal Gun

A 1911 no less, and they fired 50 rounds out of it.

The manufacturer, Solid Concepts, has an FFL and the frame a serial number. I'm not even close to an expert on firearms regulations but I doubt the ATF will be bothered. Those anti-gun halfwits in Congress are another matter. Probably crapping their pants about now.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On the subject of tar and feathers.

...and then the hospital sent him the bill.

Cops Subject Man To Rectal Searches, Enemas And A Colonoscopy In Futile Effort To Find Drugs They Swear He Was Hiding
Tar. Feathers.

H/T to Glenn.

Lessons from Virginia

Bloomberg Successfully Buys the Virginia Governorship
Except for the fact that all Bloomberg's millions would have been for naught if the so-called libertarian candidate, funded by one of Obama's campaign bundlers, hadn't pulled about 8% from Cuccinelli. The Democrats didn't buy the election as much as steal it through fraud. and the usual lies.

Also, more than token support from establishment Republicans might have helped a bit too.

So the lesson learned? Establishment Republicans and Democrats will do whatever they need to maintain power and fuck us fiscal and small government conservatives. Which leads me to this. The next time I'm told I have to support the an establishment Republican candidate because all of us on the right have to work together, well, I have four words for them.

Cuccinelli. Virginia. Fuck. Off.

Let's see them carry an election without us.

[UPDATE] From the mouth of the beast.

Why Terry McAuliffe barely won

Local Races

Bloomberg's MAIG Mayor, Jackie Holcombe, was tossed out on her ass in yesterday's Morrisville Mayoral election. she been a vocal proponent for gun control. that's a win for the good guys.

Unfortunately, another MAIG Mayor, Bill Bell of Durham, was reelected.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Colion Noir: Gun Control in a Vacuum

Guns & Ammo

I've never subscribed to the magazine. Occasionally, I've picked it up off the rack. So not buying it because the editor, Dick Metcalf, published his opinion that "a well regulated militia" means there are no limits on what requirements a government can place on gun ownership means little. Those of you who do subscribe or buy the magazine regularly are another matter. Do what you think best.

What did they expect was going to happen?

Hunters Shoot Animal Rights Drone Out of the Sky
The animal rights twits ruined their hunt so they ruined their drone. Fair trade. Expect more of same.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zero Tolerance: It's for the children

The gun grab: How ‘zero tolerance’ school policies ignore common sense

Zero tolerance policies ignore the simple fact that kids often behave childishly. These policies strip away all context and intent, essentially treating the kids involved in the aforementioned incidents as actual criminals. And they’re not.

Zero tolerance policies are about liability and potential law suits and have not one damn thing to do with protecting the children.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Yup

As opposed the the Democrats and Establishment Republicans who see us as sheep, agree we need to be sheared, but can't agree on what to do with the wool that won't fit in their pockets.

Illustrated Guide to Gun Control

Here.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Warning shots are a bad idea.

In Florida, a convicted sex offender, he prefers children, wearing a Jason mask decided to break into a neighborhood house occupied by a mother and her three children. The mother fired three shots into the ground and frightened him off. The police later picked him up and charged him with, among other things, burglary. Damn shame she didn't aim higher.

Yeah, but there have been a lot of Presidents...

... that have had a problem with that one.

Enlighten me please.

ZOMG! Gun Owners are Racist! And there is a study to prove it!

The Smear Campaign Against American Gun Owners Continues

Maybe I'm a bit slow, but please tell me how a study can determine I'm a racist by using only "voter data". If I vote for a Republican I'm a racist?

Bypassing the Constitution

Ted Cruz criticizes DOJ for arguing international treaty can trump the Constitution
The matter in question involved a woman charged by the DOJ with violating the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act when she used toxic chemicals to harass a woman who had an affair with her husband. Who is to say whether Holder's DOJ won't do the same with the U. N. Small Arms Treaty to bypass the Second Amendment?

Via Bearing Arms.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Now that was...

...interesting.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Horse Feathers!

Obama: Bad apple insurance companies are to blame for all this losing of plans you liked
Mr. President, your bill requires everyone to buy a one size fits all insurance policy so those with policies that don't fit the one size lose them. You and your Democrats decided what fits all. Insurance companies were in it as far as getting a captive customer base but you, Mr. President, decided what form said one size policy would take. Not even your loyal media lackeys are buying this one.

So the blame is yours. Accept it.

Variation on a Theme.

He don't know nothin'!

Seriously.

Bloomberg is buying another election.

Michael Bloomberg hits Virginia attorney general candidate
Governor, Attorney General, House races, he means to win and has money to piss away.

H/T to Bitter.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

No need for comment.

[UPDATE] I was told something was missing here. Fixed it.

The only one's getting screwed here are we the people.

Another Democrat with Buyer's Remorse.

Someone please tell me why my premium in January will be $356 more than in December?

I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it

So who did you think was going to pay for it? Oh, that's right...the other guy.

Man, ya gotta love a Democrat's buyer's remorse.

Oh. joy. The war on gun ownership continues...

...with the EPA shutting down the last lead smelter in the United States.
End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December
Expect another increase in the cost of ammo IF you can find it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

"...a random act of journalism..."

60 Minutes confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and you’ve been lied to
The problem is that I'm not sure I believe 60 Minutes is capable of that sort of shift from ass kisser to journalist.

So what then might be their motive? Clearing Hilliary out of the way for another Leftist more acceptable to the Obama's and their fellow travelers? Just a thought...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Books

The Dark at the End - F. Paul Wilson
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
Affliction - Laurell K. Hamilton
Cold City - F. Paul Wilson
Dark City - F. Paul Wilson

I picked up the Percy Jackson books because I'd watched the movies and was interested to see what the novels were like. They are OK.

I really liked the first few novels in the Anita Blake series but the sex came to take the lead over plot. I stopped reading them. She seems to have found a balance with this and the last book. I liked it.

F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack novels have always been favorites. I highly recommend them all. The best part to me was always his stings. I could take or leave the supernatural elements. The Dark at the End is all Jack the Heir with no Repairmen in it at all. I understand why at this point in the series. Still, it's a good read. Cold City and Dark City takes us back to shortly after Jack arrived in New York City and we see is evolution into Repairman Jack. No supernatural stuff. Its Jack finding his place in the world. They are part of a trilogy with the third yet to come out. If these are the last Jack novels, I'll miss them, hope for more later on, but if not, this is a good end. Thanks.

Heh.

H/T to veeshir.

Robert Heinlein needs...

...your vote. No clue who those other people are and don't much care.

Via Instapudit.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

He needs to buy a lottery ticket...

...and put that luck to use. If he didn't use it all up, that is.

Oh, that's gotta hurt.

...or are they the cavalry.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Let's see...muzzle in a safe direction, finger off the ...

...BOOM!

No idea how badly the officer was injured.

Bill Whittle has a new website.

You can find it here, or check the sidebar.

Obama. Next Question.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bill Whittle: Cookie Cutter Curriculum

PETA drones to spy on hunters.

Oh, that'll end well.

For the hunter.

Seriously?

The company that FUBARed the Obamacare website was fired by the Canadian government becuase of delays and going over budget on their now defunct Gun Registry. You can't make this shit up.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Business as usual since 2008.

Why Not?

It's his signature legislation. It's his legacy. He's the President. So why the f**k not?
Did Sebelius really say Obama didn’t know about issues with the website before implementation?
Hey, I don't have the answer. Ask him.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Its the Law...

...unless El Presidente Obama says it ain't.

Excuses, Excuses.

I got one hour of sleep Sunday night. I still got up a 7a to run errands, take my son to his English and History classes, and get a few last minute things done before heading out to Wrightsville Beach for an 870 Armorer's Course. I got to work at 3p to pick up a car. The engine overheated before I got two blocks away. It was 5:30p before I was on the road. When I reached my hotel I ate and went to bed. That's why no posts yesterday.

How the f**k can the most popular rifle...

...in the United States be unusual?

Oh, it's California where reality is just a passing fad.

Calif Ct of Appeals rules semiautos are not protected

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monsters University

It's a good movie. As enjoyable as the first. I have only one bone to pick. I's not really a problem because this IS a kid's movie. Seriously though, if a big blue furry monster drops down in front of a group of police officers already on edge or frightened, what do you think is going to happen? Yeah, me too. Several magazine's worth the department's caliber of choice fired with at least a few rounds center mass.

Unless of course it was the NYPD. Mike would be dead as shit, but Sully would have gotten away clean. Just Saying...

Bill Whittle: Your Government: 1. Legislation

Friday, October 18, 2013

Just because I need a laugh...

...and maybe you do too.

H/T to Firehand.

It's Socialist and Socialist Lite...

...or frick and frack, but regardless, the difference between an establishment Republican and a Democrat is now too little to matter.
The GOP is not, in any meaningful sense, a conservative, first-principles, Constitutionalist party — and unless it’s subsumed by the Tea Party, it never will be. Rather, it’s content to be the lesser half of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party as long as it can collect some of the pork scraps from underneath the table of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Government. No wonder they keep losing — they like it. - Michael Walsh
The clear difference is the Democrats didn't stab me in the back.

UPDATE: Image Added. Image source: Theo Spark

The same old chorus from the same...

...worthless bastards.

GRNC Alert: Support the Tiger Swan Range

John Richardson has more details here.

The short version is that some anti-gun locals have been trying to shut the range down almost since it opened. the owners have done everything asked of them except shut down and that still isn't enough. Gun owners need places to train. Despite all their talk of the need for training and gun safety, the prohibitionists keep trying to shut down the venues that support training and gun safety. I guess their definition of gun safety is no has guns or the means to be proficient with them. Read the alert below and let the Cumberland County Commissioners know they need to approve Tiger Swan's zoning application.

Do it. Do it now.

They talk about 'Gun Safety' but don't want anyone to practice and train...

The Second Amendment supporters responsible for developing Tiger Swan, a relatively new but well-used Cumberland County outdoor range, have done everything right. The operation was recruited by county officials in 2008 to locate in Cumberland County and began operations in 2010. After years of work and at great expense they have exceeded the numerous difficult requirements now required for establishing new outdoor shooting ranges. For their range they have:

  • Obtained almost 1000 acres of agricultural land, five times the 200 acres required by county rules.
  • Carefully and professionally engineered their site to contain all “Surface Danger Zones” on the property itself.
  • Maintained access control.
  • Secured liability insurance of $5 million, exceeding the required $2 million.
  • Hired an engineer to plan and certify that the range to complies with EPA “Best Management Practices.
Since opening three years ago, a small group of residents has sued Cumberland County to revoke Tiger Swan's zoning, effectively “moving the goalposts”. Although this group cites concern over noise, danger from stray rounds, and unsubstantiated claims of reduced property values, it is clear what they are really attacking: the right to use firearms in Cumberland County.

While fighting in the courts, Tiger Swan has reapplied for an operating permit under revised County rules established by Commissioners in June, 2013. The Commissioners will meet this coming Monday, October 21 to decide if the permit will be granted.

Denial of this permit will eliminate training opportunities for citizens and law-enforcement officers, as well as cause a chilling effect on range development everywhere in the state. If this first-class operation can be “run out of town” by the gun grabbers, anyone can.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

  • Email Commissioners. Tell them you support the range operated by Tiger Swan.
  • Sign the petition in support of granting Tiger Swan's operating permit HERE or go to: http://grnc.org/tigerswan-range-petition
  • Plan to politely attend the Commissioners' meeting this Monday, October 21, 6:30 pm, at the Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 118.
  • Help GRNC continue to defend your rights by joining and/or donating HERE or go to: http://www.grnc.org/join-grnc/contribute

Contact Information

Contact Cumberland County Commissioners using the cut-and-paste list of email addresses below:
jkeefe@co.cumberland.nc.usjcouncil@co.cumberland.nc.uskedge@co.cumberland.nc.uscevans@co.cumberland.nc.us;wmfaircloth@co.cumberland.nc.usbking@co.cumberland.nc.usemelvin@co.cumberland.nc.us

Sign the pro-Tiger Swan petition HERE or at: http://grnc.org/tigerswan-range-petition
Directions to the Commissioner's meeting at the Cumberland County Courthouse, room 118 are HERE or go to: http://goo.gl/maps/dV6MG

DELIVER THIS MESSAGE


Suggested Subject: "I Support Tiger Swan Range"

Dear Cumberland County Commissioner:

Those opposed to the Second Amendment often cite concern about safe handling and adequate training as excuses to infringe on the right of citizens to bear arms.

At the same time these same groups attack efforts to provide training and practice by making it impossible for shooting ranges and training facilities to operate. They cannot have it both ways.

As you know, the Tiger Swan range has bent over backwards to comply with rules and regulations, and has safely operated in Cumberland County for years. This organization provides important training opportunities to both citizens and law-enforcement. It is in the best interest of both citizens and the County for this operation to continue. In addition, it is only fair.

I expect you to approve Tiger Swan's operating permit. I will be monitoring progress through Grass Roots North Carolina alerts.

Sincerely,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Advise Unheard

Nouria Energy is...

...chickenshit.
Nashua gas station clerk halts robbery with handgun, gets fired hours later; police still looking for suspect
You guys in New Hampshire might think about taking your custom elsewhere. That's the only way companies like this get the message.

Only a politician concerned only with...

...keeping his own power intact and no concern at all for the nation or it people would possibly think this was a good idea.
The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt ceiling would be raised.
That's one less check on El Presidente Obama's power. I think there is a circle of Hell just for traitors like Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and all those worthless gits that voted yea.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

But will that stop Obama?

US Senate Decisively Rejects U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

The State Department accepts under the customary international law of treaties that the U.S. is bound not to violate the “object and purpose” of a signed but unratified treaty. Both Senate and House letters reject this assertion.

The Administration has also implied that it can implement the ATT through its existing authorities and without new appropriations.

Appropriate my ass.

In Wayne County NC the staff of a Middle School decided to give the kids a lesson is situational awareness by having a staff member pretend to be an armed robber and walk the hallways in a ski mask and carrying a fake gun. The schools system's information officer claimed the exercise was apprppriate but admitted the way it was carried out "lacked judgement" and they are investigating the matter. The employee who dressed up may face disciplinary actions. Why only him? Whoever had anything to do with setting up this exercise "lacked judgment" and their continued employment should be under review.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sure and certain proof that zero tolerance stupidity is NOT confined to guns.

Oh my gawd. A high school student goes to a party, not to party, but in response to a request by a drunk friend for a ride home. The police arrived while she was looking for her friend and took her name. She wasn't cited. The police acknowledged she was only there to give her friend a ride. Her school administrators stripped her of her position as captain of the volleyball team and suspended her for five games. She is punished for doing the right thing. What should she have done you pompous asses? Told her friend to drive herself home? This is a hell of a way to encourage responsibility in our young people. Zero tolerance. What administrators do instead of THINK!

The Spite List [BUMPED]

The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain
If you won't play my way then I'll take my toys [and your toys] and go home. That sums up the Obama Administration's approach to negotiation. Is impeachment out of the question before this petulant little tyrant, God forbid, starts a brush fire.?
Add this to the list:
Amber alert website down due to government shutdown
For the children. [UPDATE: 10/8/2013]
'All about power and leverage' -- feds shut down major roadway, block access to graveyard
[UPDATE: 10/8/2013 / 2:46 p.m.]
Obama to Allow Amnesty Rally on National Mall After Kicking Veterans Out

Barrycades, #SpiteHouse cones are no match for patriots at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

[UPDATE: 10/9/2013]
ATF e-forms suspended to show you who’s boss
[UPDATE: 10/9/2013 / 6:33 p.m.]
SpiteHouse: National Park goons remove handles from trail water fountains
[UPDATE: 10/10/2013]
Shutdown scuttles fall pony roundup in Chincoteague
[UPDATE: 10/12/2013]
Budget fight kills traditional bow hunt on Blackbeard Island

Wilk says every hunter in Georgia “knows that this hunt is run by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources”. He insists that despite the partial shutdown, it “could easily go on just like the one on the neighboring island of Sapelo.”

{UPDATE: 10/15/2013]
October 19-20 Deer Hunts Cancelled at Oak Ridge WMA

Pettiness, thy name is Obama.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Just Saying...

Duke Basketball team enjoys gun simulation, takes photos with rifles
...and somewhere at Duke some liberals crapped their pants.

H/T to Jeff.

Who is going to want to buy an old stupid gun rather than a smart gun?

Me for one.

I'd rather have a stupid gun that does what I want it to do when I want it to, rather than a smart gun that may or may not work when I want it to. When police and military are mandated to use this new technology I still won't want it. The stupid is a feature not a bug.

Colion Noir: There's no Right to "FEEL SAFE"

Just an Inconvenience

Photo Source

For those who are interested in free books...

...Matthew Bracken's Enemies Trilogy free for Kindle download. See the dates below.















I read the first some years ago. I really enjoyed it, but I never got around to the last two. Now I have no excuse.
Amazon links here:
Enemies Foreign And Domestic
Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista
Foreign Enemies And Traitors
H/T to WRSA.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Consequences of Obamacare

But then Obamacare isn't intended to work, just f**k up our healthcare system so thoroughly the people will "demand" single payer.

Source: Lots of places.

Compare and contrast...

...this and this.

A couple of inches lower would have solved the problem.

72-Year-Old Woman Shoots Intruder Who Was Beating Her Friend with a Bat
In South Carolina an evil git broke into a house occupied by two women. The younger of the two grabbed a baseball bat to defend herself but the evil git got it away from her and began to beat her with it. The victim's 72 year old companion grabbed her gun and shot the evil git. The bullet only grazed the evil git's head. That was still enough to end the assault. The ladies are recovering. The evil git is in jail awaiting trial.

H/T by Third Power

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Heh.

More mockery please.

Source: Ace of Spades

Bill Whittle: Non-Essential

Friday, October 11, 2013

In California...

...Jerry Brown signs into law a bill banning the use of lead ammo in hunting. The goal, I'm sure, is the eventual ban on all lead ammo. As noted in the comments, "They will let you own your firearm just not shoot it."

Oh, and to hunters, they are coming after your guns and ammo too.

That time again...