Friday, July 31, 2009

The weapon of choice: pizza cutters

A 28 year old woman went into a store in once great Britain to buy a pizza cutter and was asked to show ID before they'd sell it to her. I shit you not. This wasn't government policy [yet] but the store insuring that the evil bladed item didn't fall into the wrong hands that being someone under the age of 25. They've got to reach the bottom of that slippery slope sometime soon. Right?

Thanks to Radley and Ken

Some people have way too much time on their hands

I like hot dogs. They're a staple, along with mac and cheese [the kind with powdered cheese] in my household when money's tight and actually when it's not. The Cancer Project has filed a class action suit against several makers of hot dogs. The suit attempts to force the companies to put warning labels on their product.

The Cancer Project is for all intents and purposes an offshoot of PETA.
The Cancer Project is led by Neal Barnard, a past president of The PETA Foundation. More than two-thirds of the Cancer Project's budget comes directly from the wealthy founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida. The Cancer Project's parent organization, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has also received more than $1.3 million from PETA.
And that should tell you all you need to know about the wingnuts at the Cancer Project.

If hot dogs cause cancer, I'll take my chances.

Thanks Tam and RobertaX

More Guns=More Death...NOT!

Linoge provides graphic proof that more guns do not equal more deaths. You can read the long version or the short version.

Kevin showed the way.

Obama's ratings slide

I'm told, by a liberal friend [hey I've got 'em] that Rasmussen Polls are Republican and therefore unreliable. I wouldn't trust any polls out of the networks. Gallup and Pew I don't know about. In regard to Obama's popularity Rasmussen has been showing a downward trend for a few weeks now. I looked at Gallup and any changes are minor. Now Pew is showing some dramatic changes downward. I was convinced by Rasmussen but it's nice to get some confirmation.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Contact with Chaos by Michael Z. Williamson

I just finished reading Contact With Chaos. It's wasn't what I expected, less military sci fi and more politics, but its a damn good read. It's an above average first contact novel. Mike gives us a well thought out alien culture and the neolithic steam tech is interesting. It was an enjoyable read.

I picked up my copy of...

...Larry Correia's Monster Hunters International yesterday over at Barnes & Noble. So far so good.

Paypal is anti-gun.

Kevin Baker arranged to donate a firearm for a raffle with the proceeds to go to Project Valour-IT. Arrangements were made with Soldiers' Angels to provide on-line ticket sales through Paypal. Apparently things were moving along wonderfully when Paypal pulled the plug. Why? The gun raffle. I'd never really given it any thought but since the parent company, eBay, is virulently anti-gun I should of expected Paypal would be as well. Go here to get the details. You can also call Paypal at (402) 935-2050 and voice your opinion or call 'em a dick. If you want to participate in the raffle you can... Soldiers' Angels and do a transaction over the phone. During normal business hours (PST) you can call (626) 529-5114, or you can call their voicemail service any time at (615) 676-0239, leave them a callback number and they'll get back to you...
I don't know if the phone calls to Paypal to make any difference. The only way Paypal normally pay any attention is if you hit 'em in the pocketbook with a boycott. A year ago I'd of given it a hope in hell but with the current economy who knows. Also, this is a good cause but money has been tight, even $10 hurts, and I hadn't planned to participate. Now I will find the money to buy a ticket if only to thumb my nose at those fucktards at Paypal. I hope those of you reading this will do the same.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Housebreaking bear shot by homeowner

From the dailycamera
It took three rounds from a shotgun, five bullets from a handgun and two shots from a rifle to kill the 120-pound black bear that broke into a Boulder County home early Monday morning.
If at first you don't succeed...shoot the sonofabitch again.

H/T to David

I'm getting sick and tired of police departments...

...refusing to police their own.

Here's the story with video.
What they didn't know was that they'd been rear-ended by the son of a police officer who was on duty, and dad was about to get involved.

Lawless was standing at the counter of the store, at Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard, smiling and chatting with the clerk, when she was grabbed from behind and violently pushed back with a police officer's gun in her face.

"He hit me with his left hand, and he had his gun in his right hand," Lawless said. "He pushed his gun into the left side of my neck. It caused a scrape-type bruise on my neck."

After a chaotic struggle, Lawless was arrested and charged with assaulting the officer.
The District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and declined to prosecute Officer Lopez in December. Eight days later, he was reissued his weapon and returned to full duty.
The Internal Affairs report concluded that Lopez had committed "departmental violations," and it expressed skepticism about the claim that one of the four occupants of the Mazda appeared to have had a gun.
This officer committed assault by pointing a gun or whatever the PA equivalent and other than sitting at a desk for eight days jack shit happened to him. He's allowed to avoid court so he doesn't have to justify his actions before a judge. The victim has to waste her time showing up in court each appearance or face arrest for failure to appear, but not the officer. Police Officers ask the owner of the store where the incident took place to erase the video and no action id taken against them. Shit like this is why people trust the police less and less. Good officers get harmed by association. Something needs to be done. Civilian review boards might be an option, but in any event sounds like it's time for a civil suit.

H/T to Uncle and Sailorcurt

Democrats read health care bill...

... or that's what the Democrats are claiming in the Washington Post. They had a "teach in" where their staffers spoon fed them the high points of the bill so they can "sell" it.
No one's going to say we haven't read the bill," said Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland
What am I supposed to do? Clap? I guess they needed the staffers to help 'em with the big words.

Thanks to John Stossel

This is what happens when you allow...

...left wing politicans to breed and their progeny to enter politics.

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has decided "realistic" toy guns are prohibited by state law and sent a letter to retailers ordering they cease and desist.
Realistic toy guns are a tragedy waiting to happen,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Every day, these imitation weapons put the lives of both law enforcement and civilians at risk. This is a public safety matter, plain and simple, and we will not permit these companies to profit by making our streets more dangerous.”
Have you noticed lately that the easiest way to get something banned is to claim it is either "for the children" or it placed "law enforcement officers lives at risk." A toy gun does not place a cop's life at risk. It may place the life of the stupid son of a bitch who points the toy gun at a cop at risk. Said cop potentially might double tap two rounds center mass not knowing it's a toy gun but I'm not sure how that places the cop at risk. I'm almost half a century old and growing up managed to play with some fairly realistic toy guns without getting shot so forgive me if I see an agenda behind Cuomo's actions beyond "public safety". He a dick and he's pushing gun control even if it's toy gun control. Cuomo specifically names the Rhode Island Novelty Co. and these are examples from their on line catalog of the toy guns they sell. "Realistic" aren't they?

From the Democrat and Chronicle

Update: Fixed the images. Same Images just organized better. Also some grammar corrections.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Heh too!

From Michael Ramirez


From Attack Cartoons

Officer shoots mother and daughter.

I can't think of a reason this should have happened. The officer had a right to defend himself from the suicidal daughter with a handgun but not at the expense of the 75 year old mother. The use of his firearm was negligent. He doesn't get to put his safety ahead of innocents.

H/T to David

Monday, July 27, 2009

Whittle on Palin

Bill Whittle discusses The Media, The Left and GOP Elitists vs. Sarah Palin: A Lesson on How to Destroy a Leader in a video essay. Go look at it.

Now go read this over at NRO Online. Yes I know its "humor" but like Whittle it makes a point. Now go read this. Comments like that make you you realize it really is a war. Not a war of bullets but a war none the less. You're either for the Democrat Left or you're against them and if you're agin, or perceived to be agin them, God help you.

The sooner we who believe in freedom, the free market, small government, individual rights and any number of issues that the left labels "conservative" realize it and begin taking the fight to the opposition the better. If they fight dirty we must respond in kind. Remember it's war. There are no rules. And that's the point.

ATF Agents commit perjury

Say it ain't so.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yeah, that's my momma's...

...fracking cat.

NRA to count vote on Sotomayor

Right and we'll get more of the same moral courage we had on the reciprocity amendment.

H/T to David.

With friends like these who needs enemies?

During the vote on the National concealed carry reciprocity amendment Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) initially voted no then changed it to yes when it was clear the amendment was going to fail. The Washington Post claims that other Senators, Bob Casey (D-PA), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), who were allegedly pro-gun, voted yes, but apparently let it be know that they would vote no if it appeared the amendment would pass. Their reason for voting yes: fear of the NRA. They apparently weren’t so afraid that they wouldn’t have crossed gun owners to ensure the amendment failed. Well, they clearly demonstrated what worthless trash they are. I’d rather they vote their conscience because in a hard fight we can’t rely on them to not stab us in the back. How will they vote if an assault weapons ban comes to a vote? The voters back in their home states need to kick these fucktards to the curb and start over.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

If this was the Wedding...

...there had to have been one hell of a Reception.

TX: Carjacker in baggy pants shot by 74 year old

Houston Chronicle

In Houston a 74 year old man got out of his car and was approached by a knife wielding, would be, carjacker. The 74 year old shot him twice. The wounded shootee fled into a neighbor's house to escape, found the only exit, the back door, locked, smashed the window and climbed through. The shootee's pants apparently caused a problem. They were too baggy and he couldn't hold them up and climb through the window at the same time. He left them in the house. I would think that kinda made him standout to the police prior to their arresting him. Note to potential scumbags robbers. Baggy pants minus tight belt might be a fashion faux pas for the would be robber.

Friday, July 24, 2009

ABC has postponed John Stossel's...

...piece on British and Canadian health care yet again.

With the debate over Obamacare hot and heavy you'd think this would be the perfect time other National health care systems. So what's going on? My guess is that with the debate as intense as it is ABC has decided to do no harm at least until it's too late to do any good. The piece has been rescheduled for next Friday. We'll see.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A story from down under

So this Drunk holding a can of "petrol" and a lighter runs toward a police officer. Officer feels threatened and lights him up with a Tazer. I mean the Officer literally lit him up with the Tazer. The police say it must have been his lighter. Maybe but I smell bullshit here and can guarantee you one thing. If the guy had any of the "petrol" on his person when the officer shot him with a Tazer it was the arc from the probes that lit him up.

In any event Tam summarizes it wonderfully.
Drunk + Cops + (no shirt/flip-flops) * nosy neighbors = Nothing good.

"Etholution in action"

I can understand corruption; simple venality is easily fathomed: A person with a broken moral compass (or none at all) sees ethical behavior as mere obstacle, so he finds a way to squirm around it to get what he wants anyway.

But what offends me most about nearly every act of political corruption is the sheer stupidity of it: Nine times out of ten, by acting unethically, the corrupt damage themselves far worse than if they'd simply done right. Call this "etholution in action," or perhaps the third law of ethical physics: For every unethical action, there is an opposite and equal (or greater) backlash.
Read the rest here.

...just as the Left won't let a crisis...

...go to waste. They also believe in the big lie. Tell a lie often enough and people begin to believe it. Examples include man made global warming, Obamacare, and gun control. The illustration is by John Cox.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Threatening telemarketers... terrorism? I've always kinda favored the Bun-Bun approach to telemarketing. Oh and collection agencies...definitely up there with telemarketers.

Thune Amendment No. 1618

I'll be. Hagan voted yea. I'd have never thunk it. Burr did as well but that was expected. I guess I better send her a letter thanking her even though we lost by two votes. I guess at least two Senators bought Schumer's "blood in the streets" argument.
"the most dangerous piece of legislation to the safety of Americans when it comes to guns since the repeal of the assault weapons ban."

Taco Bell Chihuahua Dies at 15

Gidget the Taco Bell Chihuahua died of a stroke at the age of 15. I've always viewed Chihuahuas as hairless rats worthy only of a punt, but I'll shed tears for this pup's passing before I will some other recent celebrity deaths. And no I'm not thinking, of MJ. I'm thinking more of a certain celebrity journalist.

H/T to Dick.

This is damn...

...funny...and painfully true. I suggest you set the cup down before reading or you'll snort your coffee.

H/T to Kevin.


Seniors learn the art of the cane. Whatever works. I'm partial to the art of the .40 S&W.

H/T to Radley

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Star Wars

Bear with the nagstrip. It's worth it. Then again maybe it's my sense of humor.


Watch the clip for context then read this at Big Lizards.

We should be so lucky.

Stauffenberg's Choice

A short but interesting essay by Mike Vanderboegh.

Update: link fixed.

Bend Over

Mike Ramirez once again hits it on the head. ass

Marc Rubin claims that he has proven the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right and that "the facts are irrefutable." Kevin Baker over at The Smallest Minority begs to differ and takes him to task. It's a figurative ass-kicking.

Monday, July 20, 2009

10 things about the entertainment industry that piss me off

If the way Hollyweird depicts cops and soldiers, and how they handle weapons bothers you, read this.

Update: link fixed.

The Ghost Breakers [1940]

I posted a clip from The Ghost Breakers the other day. I couldn't remember if I'd seen the movie so tracked down a copy and watched it tonight. I had but it was as good the second time. Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard go to a haunted castle to solve a mystery. Hope is frightened but stays on task for his lady love. Lots of one liners and a great movie.


They have lost their fucking minds. Some of you will know that of which I speak. The rest of you, don't worry about it.

Forty years ago today

1969 – Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully lands the first man on the Moon.

More truth

From the Agitator
You’ve got hand it to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, if he believes in a project he’ll follow through on it, even if it may harm one of his biggest constituencies.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

True Story

A man is brought into a local emergency room with a gun shot wound the the testicles. Claims he shot himself in remorse for shooting another guy.... I guess he aimed for the head and missed.

Much more likely he was tucking his pistol in his pants and didn't take his finger off the trigger.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Obamacare: Hope and...

...fuck you very much.
It didn't take long to run into an "uh-oh" moment when reading the House's "health care for all Americans" bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.
H/T to Tam

That's cold...

...but damn funny.

Thanks to David

Ten things he hates about us

Big Lizards presents Ten Things He Hates About Us
Obama prefers Chicago Rules -- vote buying, suing his opponents off the ballot, suppressing his opponents' vote count, elections run by union thugs, back-room deals, White House threats against reluctant congressmen, and pals and gals making a killing off of sweetheart stimulous deals. It's no shock -- from little ACORNs, mighty orcs grow.

Friday, July 17, 2009

No thank you Chief

My opinion is that members of the public should allow trained professionals to carry and use firearms," Maloney said.

Having seen the effects of gun use, Maloney thinks citizens should instead be good witnesses if they spot a crime, he said.
Sorry Chief, I'd just as soon not wait for you to finish your donut if I'm in need. I'll take care of the problem myself.

H/T to Tam

Ten year old shoots house breaking thug

That's got to be a royal bitch. Expecting easy pickings when you kick in the door of an apartment with two children alone inside and getting shot in the lip by the ten year old. The ten year old boy took his eight year old sister to his mother's bedroom when the thugs began kicking in the apartment door. The boy collected his mother's gun and when the thugs opened the bedroom door opened fire. The thugs fled and were later arrested at a local hospital.

This incident had the proper ending: scumbags shot and in jail, kids safe. But the kids should not have been left alone in the apartment. Unsecured gun aside, the risk was too great.

But the ten year old did good.

...and for the fun of it.


from Mike Ramirez

Enough of this...

This ad gives New Yorkers an idea of what they've got to look forward to in taxes under Obamacare. I know each State will be different but the Federal income tax for a worker making $80,000 a year chills me. Any elected representative that votes in favor of this trash needs to be tared and feathered then horse-whipped to the Canadian border.

H/T Bob Parks

Thursday, July 16, 2009

On this date in history I dreamed.

At the age of eight I sat in front of a television with my cousins and watched the launch of Apollo 11. At the age of 48 I'm convinced we'll never go beyond an "International" space station orbiting our planet. Over forty years have passed with no permanent base on the moon or a landing on Mars? I'm not putting down the accomplishment of Apollo I'm just disappointed in the follow-up.

Universal Health Care Isn't Worth Our Freedom

Dr. Thomas Szasz comments on the cost of universal health care in an Op Ed in the WSJ. It worth reading and he is right.
If we persevere in our quixotic quest for a fetishized medical equality we will sacrifice personal freedom as its price. We will become the voluntary slaves of a "compassionate" government that will provide the same low quality health care to everyone.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Preacher, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, was/is a great comic. Its run ended long ago but it lives on in trade paperbacks [nine volumes] and now in hardcover [first volume was just released]. Preacher was not a comic for the faint of heart and those easily offended. In the comic a young Texan is looking for God so they can have a heart to heart Texas style. Ennis' intent seemed to be to see how far he could go and still have DC distribute the comic. He apparently pushed the envelope but failed to puncture it. DC published the entire run. It bordered on blasphemy. It was definitely sacrilegious, violent, obscene, funny as hell, and it only got better with each issue. As I said it's available. Enjoy.

Let's legalize dueling...

...and maybe we'd see the end of harassment like this. That or if your ethics complaint gets kicked to the curb you pay the legal fees for the person you accused? Then again, dueling. That's the ticket.


UPDATE: The link's dead. Sorry guys.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Another reason we need...

...our guns.

Definitely NOT what I expected.


H/T to Og

Monday, July 13, 2009

According to Sitemeter....

...a passed 10k visits today. That's small change to a lot of blogs out there. I've been at this now since November averaging about 40 hits a day and I'm pretty happy with it. Thanks to those out there that come to see what I have to say. Here's to the next 10K.

If the purpose of the $787 billion stimulus bill...

...was to rescue the economy its been a failure. If the goal was to increase the power of the State then I guess it's a success.

Watching a movie

My son, Noah, and I were watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [don’t ask] and we came to the scene where the Decepticon is trying to get Sam and friends by blowing up the school library. The following exchange took place.

Me: Noah this is why gun bans on campuses are a bad idea.
Noah: Huh?
Me: If they had guns they’d still be screwed but at least they could shoot back.

Firearms Legislation In The 111th Congress

Here is a list of firearms legislation, both good and bad, currently under consideration in the 111th Congress. God help us all.

Collected at Conservative Libertarian Outpost.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Police Chief in a town in Iowa...

... is discussing firearms with two of his officers when he "accidentally" shoots one of them. The matter is under investigation by the local Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff said it may have been accidental or a malfunction of the weapon. None of which would have been an issue if the Chief had obeyed the first three of the four rules, and I'd put money on negligent rather than accidental.

From KETV7

First Hispanic Nominee?

I keep hearing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor referred to as the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court. If you define Hispanic as being of Spanish or Portuguese descent then this guy beat her to it.

From Dick's

Knowing [2009]

Watched Knowing last night. The Director Alex Proyas has a nice visual style. It has a solid plot. Nicholas Cage gave a decent performance. Cage's character comes across a list of sheet of paper with a series of numbers written on it. The numbers correlate with ever major catastrophe since 1959 with more to go. It was one of those "the end of the world is coming" flicks with little or no political content. That's not really a spoiler. Where this flick is taking you is fairly obvious early on but it so well done that it's a matter of how you get there not where you're going. Watch and enjoy.

Also watched Australia with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman. Also a enjoyable flick and well worth the time.

Some thoughts on immigration policy...

...from Vin Suprynowicz.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

For thee...

...but not for me.

Charlie Rangel [D-NY] wants to raise our taxes to pay for health care but he keeps making excuses as to why he didn't pay his own.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Valkyrie [2008]

I finally got around to watching Valkyrie. As little regard as I have for Tom Cruise I have to say he did a hell of a job here. I see this movie as a testament to two things: that some few people will put their lives at risk to do the right thing and the truth to the adage whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Good flick. Watch and learn.

Limited penetration

In Indianapolis a guy let his grass grow to a foot and a half. The neighbors called the city who warned the property owner to cut his grass. When he didn't they sent a crew to cut the grass. The property owner begged to differ with a shotgun. The city upped the ante with a SWAT team. The property owner barricaded and after a "limited penetration" by the SWAT team the property owner surrendered AND the grass got cut. All of that to ask one question. What in SWAT parlance is a "limited penetration?" It strikes me as one of those things, in this instance and so many others, where you either do or you don't.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Brake job

My wife and I had the brakes done on her Buick Teraza a month or so ago at a local shop. After the work was done the brakes kept squealing. We took it back and were told the rotors were "glazed". In fact they didn't turn the rotors and wanted another 200+ to do so. Uh no. Today I took the day off while dad-in-law was in town and we removed the rotors, had them turned, and put them back on. It took five hours. I've done the brakes on the old van I drive several times. It takes about an hour to do the front brakes. It was obvious that the rotors hadn't been removed since the factory. The damn calipers felt like they'd been put on with an air wench and I'm sure they were. The majority of the time was spent getting the rotors off. Getting them back on took less than an hour. To the "gentleman" with the air wench...[thumb to nose fingers wiggling].

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Noah.

My son is thirteen years old today.

Now between work and the family get together I'm tired and going to bed. See ya later.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

That's not a donkey.

It's an ass.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hey, you guys over the pond... Great Britain. Are you guys OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MINDS. Case in point...
Escaped prisoners who are on the run will not be named in case it breaches their right to privacy, civil servants have ruled.

The edict has been made even though many convicts are fully identified with photographs sent out by police at the time they go on the run.

Ministry of Justice officials say the Data Protection Act means they are unable to confirm the names of escaped prisoners still at large.
Just curious?

H/T to Firehand

Happy July 4th

It's Independence Day. Take a moment to consider what kind of men those who signed the Declaration where and what they put on the line in signing it. Then consider those who have inherited their mantel. Then cry and celebrate what little "independence" we have left.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. — That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world: For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighbouring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the united States of America, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Friday, July 3, 2009

Police procedure...

...over at Schlock Mercenary.

Links fixed.

Red shirts

Chris Muir's Day By Day

Pride and Prejudice with Zombies?

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

I think I'll wait for the movie.

Palin resigns

Sarah Palin has resigned as Governor of Alaska. I can think of a number of possibilities as to why. I've heard some say this is so she run for President in 2012. I'd read others claim it's because of some unknown scandal. Honestly I think she's had enough of the attempts to destroy her incessant and vicious attacks on her family by the pinheads in the media and on the left. I suspect she's chosen family over politics. That disappoints me. I'd loved to see her on the ballot in 2012. If that's the case I understand and respect those over those who put acquisition of power over family and call it responsibility.

Bury him already

I'm off the boob tube for the foreseeable future or until they plant Michael Jackson. At least on the internet I can avoid the incessant coverage. He's dead for Christ's sake. Ya'll have had more than enough time to mourn. LET. IT. GO.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What it looked like was a Honduran...

...tea party but it was a gathering in support of the actions of their Congress and Courts in protecting their republic from that Chavez loving "el presidente" they kicked to the curb. The actual point to this is where is the media coverage? I guess it doesn't fit Obama's military coup meme.

H/T to Gateway Pundit

Father Fires Gun to Discipline Sons Who Refuse Chores

I was gonna offer this without comment because really what can you say? Statistically, there's gotta be poster children for the gun control movement out there among the majority of responsible gun owners.

Fox News

Canada's Single-Prayer Health Care

Read this before you decide where you stand on Obamacare.

H/T to Kevin

Part 3: We are sooo...

A horse's ass gets his Senate seat. I'm just curious as to what makes him any different than the others already there.

Part 2: We are sooo...

We are sooo...

I spent god knows how many years trying to ignore Jay Leno on the Tonight Show and will continue the practice when his new show premieres, but this is funny for about 30 seconds.

Leno: Where do they speak Gaelic?
DB: San Francisco?

We are sooo fucked.

H/T to Kevin

CA: Gun bills have stores up in arms

The Rational Review accurately describes these California bills as a "victim disarmament" bills. These bills don't really have anything to do with reducing crime or making firearms safer. The intent is to push dealers out of business and make guns and ammo harder to obtain. Except they won't work. They never do, at least in the stated intent. Unarmed sheep make better targets for criminals and government, but I repeat myself.

Karl Malden, 1912 - 2009

My memories of him are primarily from The Streets of San Francisco and American Express commercials. Gone at the age of 97. RIP.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


From Attack Cartoons