Friday, May 31, 2013

In Maryland, a five year old brought...

...a toy cap gun to school and found himself interrogated by Administrators for two hours, suspended for ten days, and frightened to a degree he wet himself. The ten days seems excessive. The two-hour interrogation without his parent's presence seems criminal, and no doubt the whole incident makes the school bureaucrats look like the incompetent fuckwits they are.

Tar. Feathers. Rope.

Looks like Illinois will soon have shall issue concealed carry...

...which is bloody amazing in and of itself. It's not something I'd want to live under but it's better than nothing.
Illinois Concealed Carry Compromise Language Posted

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Why doesn't this surprise me?

Lawyer: Zimmerman prosecutor withheld evidence
I expect jack to be done.

The Missing Movement

The difficulty was that gun-control advocates overreached in the early days,” Goss says. “By pushing for handgun bans, they didn’t build up a momentum from lower-level, more incremental victories. These handgun-ban strategies helped energize and politicize the NRA and make it into the no-compromises ‘gun lobby’ that it is today.
So, the prohibitionists, unlike gun rights supporters, didn't bother to build a grassroots organization in the early days instead trying to do it all in one fell swoop at the Federal level. Didn't work out so well for them did it. They're trying to correct that now but still haven't figured out the difference between grassroots and astroturf. It really comes down to who can get the vote out. We can. It remains to be seen if the prohibitionists can, even with Mikey's money behind them.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

But I thought 90% of Americans supported gun cointrol.

Poll: 62 Percent of Americans Want Senate to Drop Gun Control
...and the House, the White House, State Legislatures, and anyone else deluded enough to think it's a good idea.

It fired. first reported the gun was in an active duty service member's car in the cemetery's parking lot before it fired*. He was trying to move the gun from under the seat when it fell to the ground, injuring a passenger in the leg, Sharon Walker, spokeswoman for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, told Weapons are banned at the cemetery.
I'm pretty sure there was a finger involved there somehow.

H/T to Traction Control.

*emphasis mine.

So the NRA is in decline?

At least five papers have run essentially the same story. That don't make it true.

So, who's pushing the meme? I'd bet either the White House or Bloomberg. Anyway, with an intense minority of only five million NRA members and God only knows how many fellow travelers, my money is still on the NRA.

H/T to Sebastian.

At the Courthouse...

Overheard at a hearing for a protective order. [Not a damn thing to do with me, there on other business.]
Judge: what did he do to you?

Applicant: He exposed my body on Facebook. I got pictures. [She reaches into her envelope.]

Judge: No. No, I'll take your word.

Thank you, sir.

Bad Moon Rising

Just got that feeling.

That's ALL?

27 Members of Congress Petition Eric Holder to Grant Asylum to Homeschooling German Family
I'd have thought more members of Congress might have given them support, but then they're only Christian homeschoolers. Maybe they should have entered the country over the southern border instead of legally to seeking asylum to escape persecution.

Educational child abuse.

In Massachusetts, a six year old kindergartner was disciplined for bringing a toy gun onto a school bus. His lapse caused a disturbance and traumatized the other children. The toy gun in question was about the size of a quarter. The child in question had to write a letter of apology, received detention, and may lose his privileged to ride the bus. I'd attribute it to the People's Republic of Massachusetts, but it's happening everywhere. Here's a suggestion, home school your children so they won't be subjected to this educational malpractice. This what school administrators do instead of think.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What I did tonight.

"Gun Violence in America: What Can or Should Be Done in Media, Politics and Mental Health"
This was a town hall meeting held at an independent bookstore, Quail Ridge Books & Music, in Raleigh. It's the first thing of that sort I've been to. Basically, the panel got to answer a question from the moderator and then there was a moderated Q&A. It wasn't exactly reasoned discourse, but there was no debate with the guests. The format seems to be there for us to hear what the panel thought than the panel, and David Price, to hear what his constituents thought and at times I really wanted to tell questioners to ask a damn question as much as I wanted to tell the guests to answer them.

The panel included: WRAL anchor David Crabtree, psychiatrist Dr. Assad Meymandi, Congressman David Price. Crabtree struck me as the stereotypical clueless news anchor. Meymandi was a nice counterpoint to Price. Meymandi didn't address gun violence at all but improvements in mental health. That I can support. Price on the other hand brought with him all his tired old prohibitionist bullshit. Lets see...gun owners are an "intense minority" and don't represent the views of most Americans. Manchin/Toomey was a moderate measure on background checks, no to standard capacity magazines, no semi-automatic weapons, individual rights are all subject to some control,blah, blah, blah. I finally got to see Price in person and confirm what a worthless, arrogant and typical liberal politician/academic he is, but the highlight of my night was when someone commented on what a statesman Price had become. Hell, I'd be satisfied if he were just an ex-politician.

All in all, the trip to Raleigh wasn't a total waste. Gun owners showed the flag, and Quail Ridge Books and Music is actually a nice little bookstore. If it weren't in Raleigh, I'd go back.

In [formerly] Great Britain

Why did British bystanders watch a soldier get hacked to death?

So, they legally can't have a gun, knife, stun gun, or pepper spray. No one could pick up a piece of lumber, pipe, or a cricket bat and knock the shit out of 'em? It's not the access to weapons. It's the culture and government that's turned the Brits into helpless sheep.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I want this...


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2)

I liked Star Trek Into Darkness, but it bothered me a bit. Not so much the movie as the opportunity the J. J. Abrams passed up by rehashing Demon Seed and Wrath of Khan. Using the opportunity in to reset the franchise with Star Trek was smart. It took him and his successors out from under the mythology of the original series and all that followed. He was free to do what he wanted. So, instead of an original script what did he give us? A rehash of what had been done before. I guess with a multi-million dollar budget you're safer with the know than not, but a little courage would have been nice.

He's not the first to blow such an opportunity. When Gene Roddenberry finally got the chance to bring the original crew to the big screen what did he do? He rehashed episodes from the series. The only good thing about that movie was it was Trek and some Trek was better than none. Just saying.

Friday, May 24, 2013


During a Congressional Hearing on the AP Scandal AG Eric Holder says...
In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.
Then we hear that the subpoena that allowed the DOJ to, lets call it what it was, spy on one, James Rosen, of Fox News was signed off on by Holder himself.

He lied to Congress. President Obama is troubled enough by these events to order Holder to investigate...himself.

Head. Wall. [thump] [thump] [thump]


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bill Whittle: Real People

In [formerly] Great Britain...

...what a nation-wide gun free zone gets you.
So how's that gun control working out in England?

UPDATE: I screwed up. Check the comments. .

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Concrete Galoshes"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just what I want.

A gun that can be remotely hacked and disabled.
Tech Company Demonstrates Remote Disabling of a ‘Smart Gun’
What could possibly go wrong?

Copperhead (2013)

By the Director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals.

So did the Obama Administration accept her resignation or fire her?

Top IRS official will invoke 5th Amendment
She's a government employee refusing to answer questions about her activities as said government employee by pleading the Fifth to avoid self-incrimination. What other choice should they have?

Monday, May 20, 2013

...and they say we have nothing to fear from government.

Local Tea Party founder claims she was targeted by several federal agencies

Watchdog report says DOJ official retaliated against ‘Furious’ whistle-blower, lied about it

Justice Department affidavit labels Fox News journalist as possible ‘co-conspirator’

Quote of the Day

I hope he sodomizes them with a 6 foot lawyer. - Michael Z. Williamson
Mad Mike's comment on the arrest of Daniele Perazzi, president of the Italian Perazzi Shotgun by Denver area law enforcement for "terroristic activities". I suspect that by the time Perazzi is through with them, they'll wish it was only a 6 foot lawyer.

UPDATE: Make that the alleged arrest of Daniele Perazzi.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announcing it on television. - Jon Stewart
No, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out he wasn't aware until he stepped into the Situation Room after boots were on the ground.

California Approves $92M Ammo Tax to Combat Gun Violence

This is in addition to Dickinson’s AB 760, which would impose a five cent tax on every round of ammunition sold in California. Ironically, the tax would be more expensive than the actual bullets. If Dickinson’s bill passes, the cost of bullets in California will go through the roof.
So sales will go through the roof in California until the tax goes into effect, then sales in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon will peak along the border. California will have to spend what little revenue they gain on measures to stop smugglers who bring ammo in to sell on the black market. So they'll raise the tax rate again...and their local vendors suffer, shed employees, and go out of business.

Don't these idiots have anything better to do than fuck up their economy any worse than it already is?

Just Saying

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Been one of those days...

...and I got nothing. This about sums it up.

To the semi-ex-wife, with love.

Friday, May 17, 2013

I know I'M confident. How 'bout you?

Of course they are...

D.C. Considers Mandatory $250K Insurance Policy for Gun Buyers

Some gun-control advocates believe that insurance can help reduce gun violence ownership by encouraging responsible gun ownership discouraging potential gun owners with onerous regulation.

There. Fixed it for you.

The biggest surprise is that only two members of the D. C. Council are for it.

Yeah, right.

The minute I found out about it, then my main focus was making sure that we get the thing fixed.
'cause we gotta figure out how to do this shit without getting caught. The point being we, no doubt, disagree on what needs fixing.

Dems offer gun control bill inspired by latest James Bond movie 'Skyfall'

Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), just thought I'd offer you a couple of observations regarding your proposed bill, Personalized Handgun Safety Act, H.R. 2005, and the movie Skyfall.

It's a movie prop, and you're an idiot.

Nothing more need be said.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I know I shouldn't be subjecting... guys to baby pictures, but she's just so damn cute.

It's that or cats.

Star Trek Into Darkness

I liked it. I really did. J.J. Abrams first Trek movie re-imaged the franchise. This one gives the same treatment to [SPOILERS] the best Star Trek movie ever, Wrath of Khan. In doing so, it tries for cleverness and makes way into "Oh Jesus Christ!" territory more than once. The reversal of Kirk giving his life [Don't worry, the solution is obvious before you even get to that part.] to save the ship and crew and Spock getting the "KHAN!" line. It's actually easy to forgive the obviousness of the film. Abrams is good at what he does and the cast is excellent.

The one change I'd have loved to see would have been near the end when Spock and Uhura were battling Khan. Spock was beating the ever loving crap out of him. Uhura tells Spock they need Khan alive to save Kirk. Ya see Khan's blood has special superhuman healing properties. Spock lets him live.

What should have happened? Spock should have looked at Uhura and told her, "There are 72 more supermen on the ship in cryrosleep. We don't need this one." Yeah. Yeah. I know. I can dream though can't I.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

S264: Repeal 1935 Durham Co. Firearm Act...

... or the "HELL YES" Bill!

This bill would repeal Durham's local act that requires handguns be registered in Durham County. no other county in North Carolina has such a requirement. When preemption became the law of the land here this act stood. It has long needed repeal but when the Democrats were in control of the House and Senate the fact that Durham County's local government officials wanted it was enough to leave it be. For the most part it has been rarely enforced until recently. Now the Sheriff notifies those applying for permits that if they don't register they are in violation and subject to legal action. We have a new Sheriff finishing the term of his predecessor. My opinion is if he wants to get elected he has to kiss the ass of MAIG Mayor Bill Bell and other local anti-gun politicians. Personally I'd like to take that pressure off him by killing this local intolerable act. Call your representatives and ask them to SUPPORT this bill. The local Durham trash will oppose.

H/T to Sean.


...and to beat a not yet dead horse...

So how long before this reasoning... applied to domestic home schoolers?
German Homeschooling Family’s Request for Asylum Denied by the U.S. Government

The ruling essentially states that “the Romeikes [have] not shown that Germany’s enforcement of its general school-attendance law amounts to persecution against them, whether on grounds of religion or membership in a recognized social group.”

The compulsory attendance laws — and related punishments if violated — apply to everyone, and therefore this isn’t a case of persecution, they say.

AND our government is giving what amounts to amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants from south of the border but it won't allow one family from Germany to stay here to avoid religious persecution. Land of the free huh?

I'll join.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Oppose King-Thompson (HR 1565)

It is the House version of Manchin/Toomey. It has all the same problems. It needs killing. John Richardson has come up with a novel way to voice your opposition and thumb you nose at the prohibitionists at the same time. He's even written the letter for you and provided the link. Do it now. Heh.

Happy Mother's Day

My mom and her new great grand baby. Happy Mother's Day!

You want backlash?

Biden: Opposing senators ‘have seen the Lord’ on gun control

Senator Joe Manchin Steps up his Campaign of Lies

Keep on doing what you're doing. Then you'll see backlash. If you Senator voted against Toomey/Manchin call or write and tell them you appreciate there vote and ask them to stand strong against any gun control legislation. If they voted against? Define "backlash" for them. It's coming in 2014.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Explosive Materials Background Check Act

All you really need to know is that Frank Lautenberg and Charlie Schumer are behind it. Anything either does is a clear and present danger to our life and liberty. This bill is allegedly a response to the Boston Bombing but really it just another shot at gun owners, specifically those that load their own ammunition.

Didn't the two ultra evil gits use powder from fireworks to make their bombs? Bill doesn't mention fireworks or pressure cookers for that matter. As I said it another thinly veiled attack on your Second Amendment rights from the usual suspects.

Call your representatives and tell them what to do.

Text here.

I've given up on Sitemeter.

Anyone have any recommendations for a safe alternative. Google is showing a large number of views that are not consistent with the views noted for my individual posts. I need a reliable way to monitor traffic numbers.

Cartoon of the Day

Thursday, May 9, 2013

If you call a banana an orange... it? In the twisted, entitled, power-blind mind of Mikey Bloomberg, it probably is.

"You can't stop the signal, Mal."

State Department Demands Takedown Of 3D-Printable Gun Files For Possible Export Control Violations
The signal has already been beamed, people. Already been beamed. - Claire Wolfe

Gun violence is decreasing...

...the prohibitionists want to know why anyone would need a gun.


Head. Wall. [thump] [thump] [thump]

Because FUCK YOU. That's why.

H/T to Uncle.

Gun ownership is declining? Not so much.


Cartoons of the Day

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NC: H937 and Restaurant Carry are on to the Senate

Isn't that where we hit a roadblock last year?

Call your Senators, and tell them what you want.

H/T to Sean.

Here's another study...

...showing the downward trend in "gun violence".
Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
The curious bit here is the accompanying poll that shows most people don't realize it. Why? My bets on the incessant howling by the media and prohibitionists about "the epidemic of gun violence".

Now that's...


Coloring the Issue.

So maybe there are solutions to gun violence...

...that don't include more gun control?
Report: Sharp drop in gun violence, but most killings still involve firearms
And wouldn't ya know it, a story on a government report about the reduction in gun violence still has to cover the gun control mantra of "oh my God we can't believe the evil Republicans opposed such common sense legislation as Toomey/Manchin." Non-biased my...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Is this a terroristic threat...

...Sgt. Mullins?

You don't have a damn clue what the price of a free society is?

H/T to Uncle.

Sunday, May 5, 2013



The semi-ex wife came back from Florida then had an argument with all the kids. So I found myself watching the kids while she went off the grid for the last three days. In her defense, events down in Florida were stressful, in the extreme, to all.

Anyhow, I was so busy yesterday I forgot to blog. Sorry guys.

Food for Thought

Graphic: Fewer guns, more killings
Looks good, but I have to wonder what the source of statistics from some of the other nations were and how accurate. Just saying...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Serves them right.

Dick’s Sales, Stocks Drop Following Black Gun Ban
Not according to the CEO. He finds other reasons for the decline, but it's hard to see the light with your head up your ass.

H/T Bob.

Iron Man 3

Good movie. Good fun. Go see it with the kids!

Not much of a review? It's not, but saying too much gives the good away. Just go see it.

If you can't win your argument based on facts, tell lies...

...just like the President does.
Obama, Allies Try to Revive Gun Control Push Despite Senate Defeat
The truth is not in him.

The facts.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This is screwed up.

A senior in high school forgot he had left his shotgun locked in the trunk of his car after shooting sheet the day before. When he called his mom to get help, staff overheard the conversation. He was arrested and expelled.

He violated the law, but it wasn't intentional or, I'd argue, knowingly and willfully" done. He did a kid thing. He forgot. Hopefully the prosecutors will exercise the judgement of which the school administrators and police weren't capable. Just saying...



Houston schools cancel NRA safety program after discovering NRA connection?

That darned NRA — hiding its involvement in gun-safety programs! The Houston Chronicle reports that two schools in the city were shocked, shocked to discover that Eddie Eagle’s child-oriented firearms safety presentation were backed by the NRA, and canceled the program after the NRA had issued a press release noting the presentation

Oooh, Neat!

Bug A Salt: A review
Maybe for Christmas or my birthday.