Thursday, October 31, 2013

Now that was...


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'!


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


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.


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 ...


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.


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... 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.


  • 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:
  • 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:

Contact Information

Contact Cumberland County Commissioners using the cut-and-paste list of email addresses below:;

Sign the pro-Tiger Swan petition HERE or at:
Directions to the Commissioner's meeting at the Cumberland County Courthouse, room 118 are HERE or go to:


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.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Advise Unheard

Nouria Energy is...

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


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...

Well, he won't have to order him to "play dead".

In Albany, Georgia, a six foot tall three hundred pound Probation Officer shot and killed a twelve pound Jack Russell terrier [Patches] because he was in fear of his life. You see the vicious twelve pound doggie [Patches] approached him barking and did not comply when given verbal commands to "get back". Maybe he should have just ordered the doggie [Patches] to "sit!".

I'm not sure which is stupider. That he gave verbal commands to a dog and expected it to comply, or that he admitted to it in his statement. His employers should can him for no reason other than the embarrassment he's brought to the department.

H/T to Uncle.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Obama needs to listen to his advisers or get new ones...

...'cause shenanigans of this sort aren't remotely a good idea.
I get the feeling that President Clinton is damn happy all he had to deal with in 1994 was the 'old' media because the 'new' media is tearing President Obama a new one. Obama must be living in an alternative universe where shit like this is considered a good politics.

Oh, what the hell...why not.

Yep. That sums it up.

The Budget Menu


I've been waiting for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to get its groove. So far it's missing the 'something' that made Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse so good.

Tonight's episode didn't help much. One of the good guys takes a double barreled shotgun from a bad guy. Then the camera angle shifts away from the good guy and you hear the sound of a pump shotgun being racked and no, there wasn't another good or bad guy holding a pump shotgun. [Head] [Wall] [Thump] [Thump] It's those little details that can ruin a show for you. Maybe the elder Whedon needs to a bit more hands on with this one.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Clearly 'our' President knows how to make friends and influence people.

'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone

They weren't even allowed to stop for a toilet break.

I do hope these 'spite' shutdowns are the tactical blunder that Borepatch thinks they are.

...but it's all going according to plan...isn't it?

Another Colorado Recall

Colorado gun-rights advocates plan another recall effort
This is the State Senator who told the rape victim having a gun wouldn't have made a difference. She needs to go.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Uneven Odds

House unanimously approves back pay for 800,000 furloughed federal workers

Sorry, that's bullshit. I know it isn't their fault they've been sent home, but Obama's intransigence and petty gamesmanship is costing a lot of people. Businesses that are privately owned and operated in the National Parks at NO cost to the taxpayer have been shut down. The owners and employees aren't getting paid. Businesses that depend on traffic to the parks are losing business. Commercial fishermen in Alaska can't get permits and are likely to miss the fishing season. That's a small sample of the pain caused by Obama's shutdown. Let Federal employees share in the pain Obama is inflicting on the rest of us.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Proselytizing the Gospel of the Gun

New shooter. New convert.

She had a grand time and will be back for more.

We win one person at a time.

BTW the ugly dude in the picture ain't me.


‘Epic’ social media shutdown win! ICYMI: Check out this Urban Dictionary definition
Mockery is the best response to a petulant tyrant.

Such a petty little tyrant

Unbelievable: Police prevent drivers from pulling over and viewing Mt. Rushmore

Saturday, October 5, 2013

...and shorter still.

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
The Given Sacrifice - S. M. Stirling
Glory Road - Robert A. Heinlein
Into the Storm - Larry Correia
Come and Take Them - Tom Kratman
Treecat Wars - David Weber, Jane M. Lindskold

I've noted my problems with the King novel elsewhere. I've read Glory Road so many times I've lost count. I enjoyed it each time. Stirling provides a nice wrap up for the current arc in the Emberverse series. The Correia, Kratman, and Weber novels are of the expected quality and well worth reading.


Feds Try to Close the OCEAN Because of Shutdown

This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government's ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away from it.

Let hope that the Obama Administration has calculated incorrectly, that people aren't as stupid as they think, and that this lunacy backfires on the Party of Obama in 2014 and 2016.

Demonstratively, people are that stupid. They re-elected Obama, BUT still, hope springs.

What does a little research gain you?

You'd think that after writing dozens of best selling novels and making millions on same that you'd take just a bit of time to do a bit of research and get the details right. I guess it's arrogance or an assumption that your audience doesn't know or care that allows such sloppiness. The little details count Mr. King. I haven't read one of your novels in over twenty-five years, and now I won't read another. At least I didn't waste any money on it.

Friday, October 4, 2013

If there was ever any doubt...

...what Obama felt about the people in flyover country...
Need health insurance? The Obama administration has you covered. Simply dial 1-800-FUCKYO to reach the next available health-care provider.

Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call center really did list its number as 1-800-318-2596, helpfully spelling out President Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view.

In the interest of full disclosure the number is actually 1-800-F1U-CKYO, and finally, are our Federal Overlords really that clueless?

H/T to Borepatch.

If you can't say nothing nice...

“I want you to think about this,” he scolded Americans. ”If you go to a restaurant, you order a meal, you eat it… then you look at the tab — it’s pretty expensive — and you decide I’m not going to pay the bill. But you’re not saving money. You’re not being frugal. You’re just a deadbeat, right?"
The difference, Mr. Presidente, is that when I go to a restaurant I look at the menu and don't order what I can't afford. You go into the restaurant, order the most expensive items, then hand me and other taxpayers the bill. Mr. Presidente, the taxpayers pocketbook isn't bottomless. You just think it is.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

In a nutshell

Elderly Vets (Very Calmly and Peacefully) "Storm" D.C.'s Shuttered WWII Memorial

This is just plain stupid...

...then again most of these zero tolerance moments are just plain stupid.

In Arizona, a police officer. in uniform and armed, picked up his daughter from school and later received a call from the school's principal asking him not to come on school property armed and in uniform because it made some of the other parents uncomfortable. Head. Wall. [Thump] [Thump] [Thump]. What the f**k was the principal thinking?

The moral of the story being...

...that even in New York when running for public office you probably shouldn't brag about how much more you did to pass gun control than did your opponents.

Colion Noir: Outdated

First Amendment Free Zones

That would be the California Public Schools.

In California, a high school girl is ordered to remove an NRA t-shirt because it promotes "gun violence". The more likely reason is that it didn't jib with the administration's politics. The girl was simply wearing a gift from her dad, but the message on the shirt is still protected speech. Hire a lawyer. Sue.

[UPDATE: 10/4/2013] The School apologized. Something about a lawsuit by the NRA might have had something to do with it.

More Zero Tolerance Stupidity

In Florida, an eight year old boy is suspended after using his finger as a pretend gun while playing cops and robbers with his friends.

It's time for parents to start suing school systems into oblivion. Really, it's the only way they'll ever learn. The point is education after all.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Billy Johnson: Domestic Violence

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter...

...or that's what the libs tell us.
Obama Senior Adviser Compares Republicans To Terrorists
The Republicans in question are those in the Tea Party Caucus, and yes they are fighting for our freedom.

Not so much a shutdown as we...

...were led to believe.

I see this as an opportunity to see what government services we can actually do without.

Bill Whittle: You Really Ought to Go Home

October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Dysautonomia SOS

Dysautonomia is an umbrella term for multiple autonomic disorders. My son Noah has currently been diagnosed sevral disorders that fall under that umbrella; Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue & Immune Disorder, and Neurocardiogenic Syncopy. There is still a possibility for Gastroparesis & Elhers-Danos syndrome. Basically, what this means is his autonomic nervous system does not function properly. So anything our bodies are supposed to do 'automatically'; body temperature control, pupils dilation, heart rate and/or blood pressure regulation? None of it works for him, and in addition,, it causes Noah's blood vessels to constrict closed or nearly closed when he stands or changes positions. This causes blood to pool at the bottoms of his arms & in his legs & feet & his heart cannot pump the blood back properly.

So why post? Like the title says, "awareness". Most people have never heard of Dysautonomia and knowledge is a good thing. When we started this journey most of the doctors Noah saw had never even heard of it. It's sad when the patient has to educate the doctor. Also, prayers are always welcome and needed. They help.

President Obama and the Democrats shut down government.

Government shuts down as lawmakers miss funding deadline
I just can't generate any give a damn.