Monday, December 31, 2012

A sentiment with which I heartily agree.

Is the Stupid Party going to stab gun owners in the back on gun control?

Are Congressional Republicans Already Caving In on Gun Control?

Republicans should realize that caving in to the Democrats’ ban demand amounts to party suicide. By that point they have have already caved on tax hikes and may have taken part in slashing our national defense. If they also cave on the Second Amendment, what’s left for them to stand on

Gun owners really need to let your representatives know the consequences of "compromise".

Understand what you are asking for. Scary...

...doesn't even begin to describe it.

What you’ll see in the rebellion

Of course it does...

... "cause you ain't gonna be the one attempting that "prying" thing.
Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
Violent bastards aren't they?

Learning from history

Americans never give up your guns

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Yes We Can!


Something to keep in mind.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Gannett To Publish Names Of All New York Pistol Permit Holders
Looks like they want to play hardball. Stranger has some suggestions and Sebastian provides a handy list of papers owned by Gannett. Let's make 'em hurt.

While you're at it you should consider ending your business relationship with Dick's Sporting Goods and Pizza Hut as well. Giving up Pizza Hut's wings is really gonna hurt, but I've got priorities too.

Gun Owners have a "top priority" too

Too make sure you don't get squat done.
Obama makes passing gun control measures a priority for 2013
Our track record is a bit better than yours.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nothing new here.

We've always had a target on our backs.

Now that's funny

Petition to Keep Obama Safe From Guns

What can I say? The man has a way with...


I've gone on a movie binge..

...the last couple of days. The movies in question would be The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jack Reacher, Premium Rush, and Lincoln.

I was hesitant to go see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I'd read Jackson was stretching the material to three movies and I couldn't see why it couldn't be done in one and after all you can only add so much padding before you get a boring damn movie. I went and saw it anyway. I'm glad I did. The first movie ends at about the book's halfway mark. It kept my attention throughout. The 48 fps 3D was the best 3D I've seen to date. I'll be interested to see what Jackson does with the next two Movies.

I read a Lee Child novel years ago but I couldn't tell you anything about it now. I enjoyed Jack Reacher enough that I may have to go back and read some of the Reacher books. It's a good action thriller. It also has Robert Duvall playing a gun store/range owner and he isn't depicted as some nut job selling firearms illegally on the side. Good stuff.

Premium Rush was a fun ride. Nothing special just a good solid piece of work by all involved.

All I'll say about Lincoln is go see it. Go see it in the theater. It's well worth seeing.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Offered without commnet

Les Miserables

About fifteen years ago my wife, another couple, and I went to see Les Miserables performed at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. It was great and I got hooks. I own the soundtrack and have the 25th anniversary concert. I've often wondered when or if it would ever find it may to film. It did, and it was every bit as good as the stage musical it was based on. All the actors are top notch. I was worried whether Hugh Jackman or Anne Hathaway could handle the singing chores and I shouldn't have. Russell Crowe's voice talents on the other hand are merely adequate. Don't let that stop you. It was well worth spending the bucks to go see it in the theater. In a week or two I'll probably do it again.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas... one and all.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The only ones displaying a "willful ignorance" of the facts here is the New York Times. Civilians have stopped mass shootings. Some examples are Pearl, Mississippi in 1997, the shooting at Appalachian School of Law in 2002, and Santee in 2001. In these incidents the deaths were minimal because civilians stepped in and stopped the shooter. The Mother Jones study excludes these shootings by defining a mass shooting as one where four or more are killed. Convenient isn't it? What it is is an agenda driven denial of facts or "willful ignorance".
People like Mr. LaPierre want us to believe that civilians can be trained to use lethal force with cold precision in moments of fear and crisis. That requires a willful ignorance about the facts. Police officers know that firing a weapon is a huge risk; that’s why they avoid doing it.
What the New York Times and every other liberal proponents of gun control refuses to acknowledge is the "police" are "civilians" trained to use a firearm. There is nothing special about them and other "civilians" can be trained to use a firearm as well. I don't want to have police are armed guards in our schools. I do however see no reason that teachers and administrators who have volunteered to undergo training in how to use a firearm can't go armed in their schools.

H/T to Anne.


I don’t think there’s anybody that’s defended the Second Amendment as much as I have, - Mikey Bloomberg


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Larry Correia: An opinion on gun control

The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.

The teachers are there already. The school staff is there already. Their reaction time is measured in seconds, not minutes. They can serve as your immediate violent response. Best case scenario, they engage and stop the attacker, or it bursts his fantasy bubble and he commits suicide. Worst case scenario, the armed staff provides a distraction, and while he’s concentrating on killing them, he’s not killing more children.

Lots and lots of good stuff in this essay. Think of it as a primer for your arguments against the prohibitionists.

H/T to Glenn.

So I was looking at FOX NEWS earlier this evening...

...and lo and behold Josh Horwitz was on O'Reilly. As soon as I saw his face, I uttered an expletive my son didn't need to hear. Laura Ingraham did a reasonable job of calling him on his bullshit but then Horwitz claimed we needed to laws to keep people from buying guns at gun shows and online without background checks. My son learned a few words he didn't need to learn around my explanation that people buying guns online and at gun shows DO have to undergo a NICS/background check before they can make the purchase and that Horwitz is a worthless lying.... I'm gonna stop watching the TV news for a few days. I'm not getting anything positive from it, and my son doesn't need any more additions to his vocabulary.

If you need a laugh or just a smile...

Hopefully, he'll never have to add a verse about how lawyers are people.

Friday, December 21, 2012

We should be frightened...

...that a member of the Federal Judiciary has proven himself such an ignorant git.

H/T to Jeff.

Seriously. That's it?

I was considering renewing my membership with the NRA until I heard the NRA presser. Not the best speech I've heard lately. Fortunately, the NRA has other talents but speechifying, and Mr. La Pierre the last thing we need is more police, or armed security in our schools. Now armed teachers or administrators is another matter and if the NRA would offer it's resources to train them that would be a good thing. The last thing we need is a TSA for Tots*.
Aw, who the hell am I kidding. I probably still will renew, but I'll also send as much cash as I can to the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and our local group,Grassroots North Carolina, and anybody else fighting the good fight. Never hurts to hedge one's bets.

* Credit were credit is due: Read in in the comments on this post over at Tam's place. Tasso typed it and it was too damn good to pass up.

I've got a new phone.

It'an android phone, a Kyocera Rise, and I rather like it. I don't think I'll be blogging with it much but it serves when I don't have access to my PC.  Which at the moment I don't.

BTW I don't have a link but I noticed on FOX the local cops and the ATF raided the gun store the evil Newtown git's mom bought her guns from.


I can see the ATF checking the store"s paperwork but instead of walking in, flashing their credentials, and checking the form whatevers we get a raid. A raid? I guess the ATF has to appear to be doing something and harassment is a something the ATF has a lot of experience with. Just saying...

Update: Here's a link.
ATF raids gun store where Newtown shooter's mother purchased guns
...and of course their interest in the store had nothing to do with the fact the evil gits mother bought the gun there. Riiiight.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It worked so well during Prohibition.

Reason's Jacob Sullum defends Gun Rights...

...and in so doing kicks Robert Wright's butt. I'm amazed how many liberals are willing to pass a law that would turn millions of gun owners into felons overnight. What's even more amazing is that those same liberals think gun owners will willingly turn their guns or magazines in just because they passed a law. Heads in the clouds or up their asses. Same difference, I guess.

H/T Glenn.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gallup: To Stop Shootings, Americans Focus on Police, Mental Health

Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mental health screening and treatment, and decreased depiction of gun violence in entertainment venues would be effective in preventing mass shootings at schools. Americans rate the potential effectiveness of a ban on assault and semi-automatic guns as fourth on a list of six actions Gallup asked about.

Walmart Sells Out

Literally, and they have no intention of following Dick's Sporting Good's example. Good.

The Republican Caucus Christmas Portrait

That's House Majority Leader Boehner center front in case you didn't recognize him. If this is the level of support fiscal conservatives can expect from the Stupid Party on the budget, God help gun owners when the "national discussion on gun violence" begins.

Twenty Minutes

CNN is reporting it took first responders twenty minutes to arrive at Sandy Hook. How the hell could it possibly take twenty fricking minutes for the first police officers to arrive on the scene? Of course, this is CNN so there is a damn good chance they're reporting to the level of accuracy we've come to expect from them: piss poor.

Quote of the Day

When people say things like “don’t let this moment pass without acting on gun control,” what they’re really saying is our arguments are so unpersuasive that they can only succeed when people aren’t thinking clearly.

In Christ Alone

Part of my semi ex-wife's Christmas gift to my son was tickets to a Keith and Kristyn Getty Christmas concert in Durham last night. Well, she's sick and couldn't go so I stepped in. Her loss was my gain. I'm not a fan of contemporary Christian music, but I will say I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. We all did. I hope they come back around next year. I'd love to see them again.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An "assault weapons" ban won't stop mass shootings..

How do I know? Well, it didn't in Connecticut and Columbine took place while the 1994 ban was still in effect.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A rational response would be nice...

...but I suspect we're going to be sorely disappointed.
4 Awful Reactions to Sandy Hook School Shooting - And Thoughts on a Better Response

Two hundred and thirty-nine years ago today...

...members of the Sons of Liberty, dressed as Mohawks, went to Boston Harbor and held a tea party.

The morally serious argument of the pro-gun lobby

In light of this reality, it is not hard to understand why gun owners take it personally every time someone suggests regulating firearms. Just as women feel that the government ought not be able to dictate what they do with their bodies and their health, on some level, gun owners perceive gun regulation as interfering with their right to self-determination in a similar way. They do not want to rely on someone else to save them.


The Only Way to Stop a Gun is With a Gun

Our shooters are creatures of the media, not the NRA. A media that turns killers into celebrities and then warns that the only way to stop more shootings is by cracking down on firearms.

But no amount of media coverage ever stopped a man with a gun. It only encouraged him. It takes a gun to stop a man with a gun. That is the hard truth of human affairs. It is why we have a Second Amendment, it is why we have armies and police, and it is why people own guns.

RTWT, then go watch this.

H/T to Bubba and Tam.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Works for me.

Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors?
H/T to 1st Amendment.

Twenty kindergartners and six adults...

...are dead in Connecticut because an evil git walked into their school and shot them dead. I can't even imagine how devastated I'd be if that happened to one of my kids. My heart goes out to the families of the dead. I'd like to say now isn't the time for politics but that would be naive. Those opposed to gun ownership are already dancing in the blood of these dead children. This is nothing but an opportunity for them.  Doesn't matter that the policies of the left are as responsible for the deaths of those children as the evil git who shot them. Doesn't matter that one teacher with a pistol could have ended the incident before the evil git managed to get his first shot off. Doesn't matter that this is what we get from zero tolerance and gun free zones. The truth doesn't matter. Their narrative does. The assault on our rights began with the first media report on the incident. Gun owners have to understand that simple fact and get ready for the fight to follow.


My estranged wife tells everyone I'm her ex-husband even though we're still married. I mostly call her my wife.  When something at the house needs fixing or she needs a ride to the doctor, I"m the one she calls. When she needs a bill paid, I'm the one she calls. I've decided from now on I'll refer to  her as my semi ex-wife.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hey, GOP

It don't matter what you guys do in regard to the fiscal cliff. You'll get the blame, and Obama will get the credit. The MSN will do their part to ensure it. So here's an idea. If you have any left, hold on to your ideals and tell Barry O to f#%k off. Yeah I know, dream on.

A shooting in Oregon

In Oregon, an evil git walks into a mall with a stolen AR-15, fires 60 rounds, manages to kill two and wound one before taking his own life. If intent alone was what counted, this would indeed be a mass shooting. Wouldn't known it from listening to the MSN.

H/T to Tam. As usual, she's spot on.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alan Gura wins another one.


If it weren't for...

I'd call it a learning experience except...

In Ohio, a teenager with a handgun attempted an armed robbery at a gas station. I say attempted because it appears BOTH clerks shot him. The teenage robber did not survive the attempt. Ya know, I guess it was a learning experience for the teen: a short and abrupt one.

H/T to the Duck.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

Dan Spiegle is 92 today. Spiegle was the artist for comic books such as Space Family Robinson, Korak, Son of Tarzan, Crossfire, Blackhawk, and a number of other characters. I have fond memories of his art. If you like comic books but are unfamiliar with his work, I suggest to pick up some of his stuff. You won't regret it.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Revising History...

...or trying to at least. Good work, Mr. Wallace. You dad would be proud.
Schumer: Obamacare Passed With 60 Votes. Wallace: Actually, It Was 51 Using Reconciliation. Schumer: No, It Was 60…
Schumer is such a worthless [insert expletive of choice].

M&P Shield

Testing the S&W Shield: Wrap-up
I want one. I understand the waiting list is quite long, at least locally, It'll have to wait.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tragedy As Father Accidentally Shoots 7-Year-Old Son Outside Penn. Gun Shop

I'm truly not trying to be a heartless bastard. I do feel for the father. I can imagine, as a father of four, how I would feel if I lost one of my children. That being said, this was not an accident. It's pure unadulterated negligence on the part of the father. If the father had kept his finger off the trigger or kept the muzzle in a safe direction his son would still be alive. It's such a frickin' waste.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sevemty-one years ago today...

...the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


This isn't new to Obama. For as long as I remember the Democrats have defined compromise as meeting them at their original position. I'm constantly amazed that the stupid party almost always meets them there. Maybe because that's where they wanted to be from the jump-start.

New Bill Whittle

Unserious People

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blame the man, not the NRA...

...or better yet blame the man, not the gun.

About Time

George Zimmerman sues NBC over Trayvon Martin reports
The bastards need a black eye.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

One hundred and thirty-seven shots.

In East Cleveland, the police chase a car. When the pursuit ends an officer opens fire on the car claiming someone in the car fired a shot at him. One hundred and thirty-six shots, all of which were from the police, later the two men in the car are dead and there is no gun found in or about the car. Oops. thirteen officers were involved. Thirteen officers were placed on leave. Don't worry the police are investigating themselves.

No Rights They Are Bound To Respect

In North Carolina an M. D. may decide on whether a person is mentally incompetent but a judge has to sign off on it for it to be final. Ya know, checks, balances, judicial review. Apparently, that standard is too stringent for some Democrats in the Senate at least in regard to our returning veterans. Charlie Schumer says "professionals" should make the decision not judges. Also Senator McCain, that stalwart conservative, doesn't want to push the matter because Dirty Harry might moveh to change the rules on filibusters. Schumer has always been just fine with double standards as long as they take guns away from the great unwashed. McCain STILL hasn't figured out appeasement gains you not one damn thing, but then I'm not sure he really cares. In any case, veterans are screwed.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An Open Letter... Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock. Amen.

I have my own zero tolerance policy.

AutoZone Fires Worker Who Stopped Robbery
There's an O'Reilly and an Advance Auto within spitting distance of almost every Autozone in my area. Their prices are about the same. I think I'll give them my custom hereon out.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nothing changes...

...and yes I do think they're that stupid.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

You know who you are.

What the daughter does, the mother did.
~ Jewish Proverb.

The NRA always has the best interests of gun owners in mind.


Methinks the NRA, being in DC, has a tendency to think it knows better than the people on the ground in the middle of the fight. They also put their own best interest first. If what's good for gun owners and that interest conflicts? Well....

H/T to Sean.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

I've mixed feelings about the series. I don't like the lead actress, Kristen Stewart. She has the personality and acting ability of a rock. Despite her presence, the first three films were OK and watchable, but nothing I would want to watch again. Part one of Breaking Dawn sucked. Part 2 was a surprisingly satisfying conclusion to the series if only because I need never watch Stewart again. I do suggest you wait for the DVD. You won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

But I thought these guys supported BIG government?

Apparently, only when it doesn't effect their bottom line.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Red Dawn (2012)

I've read all the about the problems this movie had getting to the screen, and I almost didn't go see it. A studio bankruptcy kept it on the shelf and the original villains of this piece were the Chinese. The Chinese didn't like that and since they are a major market for Hollyweird. The villains became the North Koreans. That's a major hurdle in the suspension of disbelief. Like I said, I almost didn't go see it. I'm glad I did. Like the original, a group of High School students find themselves fighting as guerrillas in a war against an invader. It's not as good as the original but it's still fun. It's patriotic, and he main stream critics hate it.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Republicans won big, running as Republicans, in 2004. But once they took control of Congress, they started acting like Democrats and lost big. There is a lesson in that somewhere but whether Republicans will learn it is another story entirely. - Thomas Sowell
They lost this time and think the solution is to act like Democrats, and no they won't learn the appropriate lessons.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ain't that the truth.

Surfing the net...

Man Arrested After Telling Kids Santa Isn’t Real
Shoulda called an ambulance not the cops.
Churches offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract members
The point of the article is that churches desperate with declining membership are offering concealed carry classes to appeal to a different clientele. Couldn't possibly be they decided to meet the needs of their community? If I were inclined to attend church it sure wouldn't be at one that preached I had no right to self-defense.

Four years ago today....

...I started blogging. Three thousand, two hundred and forty-seven posts later I'm still happy in my play.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bill Whittle: The Gods of Wisdom and Virtue

Kipling's poem can also be found here.

Breaking in line can be a bad idea.

In Texas, on Black Friday, a stupid git tried to jump in line and punched a fella in the nose hen he objected. The fella pulled his pistol. The line scattered. The stupid git hid behind a refrigerator then departed the area. No shots were fired. As for the fella with the pistol, a representative of the local police said...
...the man with the gun had a permit to carry the weapon and isn't being charged with a crime.
That's as it should be.

H/T to Bubba.

Consider this an exercise in...


Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy. Now, I have other things to do.

Bill Whittle: After the Election

Always worth listening to. Always.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Matter of Perpective

An ad of this sort on a comic book....

...would send an anti-gun nut into a seizure these days.
I was scanning comic book covers the other night for a friend and came across this neat little item. I don't remember the specific comic but it was off the back of a crime comic circa 1949.

We have no rights they are bound to respect.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
Seems like a clear violation of our Fouth Amendment rights to me. It's clearly worth an email to your representatives in Congress. Oh, and to Law Enforcement. I don't care if my rights make your job hard. You guys have the power to take away a person's freedom. That should be hard.

Monday, November 19, 2012

I'll show you mine....

...if you'll show me yours.

Hers was a handgun. The flasher, faced with a larger caliber, fled.

H/T to Glenn.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm damn glad they missed....

...but you'd think the expert marksmen of FBI SWAT would be able to hit what they aimed at? I'm sure the FBI is damn glad their agents missed as well since what seems to be between the lines of this report is that the search warrant was either based on faulty info or served on the wrong house. Just saying.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Good Shot.


We are so screwed.

Reid takes Social Security off the table
Do ya get the feeling that the Democrats aren't even remotely interested in fixing the problem?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Store Clerk Shoots Armed Suspect in Gas Station

Three thugs in black clothing and masks entered a convenience store in South Carolina. They demanded money and lottery tickets then opened fire. The female store clerk returned fire striking at least one of the three. Two fled the scene. The remaining thug was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Sounds like a good day's work to me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wasn't this issue settled...

...during the late War for Southern Independence?
Secession Petitioners Ain’t Whistling Dixie
And yeah, some of them are.

...and speaking of voter suppression...

Nothing to see here. Move along please.

Coming on the last election the Democrats bitched endlessly about voter suppression by the Right. Turns out they were right about voter fraud and suppression.They just >were practicing the old bait and switch.
And the DOJ will investigate in 1...2...3...

We are so screwed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

...but gun ownership is on the decline.

US guns sales soar after Barack Obama's re-election

Must be the same three angry white guys behind all these recent sales. There's a word for that.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Good Cause

Tam of View From The Porch is having some medical issues, doesn't have insurance, and could use some help. She hasn't asked and shouldn't have to. We get free ice cream from her on a regular basis. Drop by her page and hit the tip jar.

UPDATE: There are raffles, the proceeds of which go to Tam to assist her in her time of need. Well, what are you waiting for.

Wreck-It Ralph

It's good for young and old alike. Use your kids as an excuse to go and enjoy. I did.


Skyfall is the 23rd entry into the Bond franchise and it rocks. No overblown plot to destroy Great Britain, the world or whatever, just an ex-agent's attempt to destroy M. We get a solid plot, good direction, good acting, and the well done action sequences we've come to expect from this series. This film brings the series full circle reintroducing old characters and setting the stage for the adaptations of the original Fleming tales if the producers so choose. Go see it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fox has called it for Obama.

I'll give up when the last vote is counted. I hope Romney does the same. Now I'm going to bed.

For Election Day


That is all.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Not if the media have any say...


...that probably aren't.

And This Would Be Just The Start If Obama Is Re-Elected
If you are a gun owner and care anything for your right to bear arms, a vote for the re-election of Obama is a vote against your best interests. He will push gun control legislation during his second term. He will bypass Congress and force regulations that restrict our Second Amendment rights. His reticence to do so in his first term wasn't support for the Second, but the sure and certain knowledge it might cost him the election. If you haven't voted already, vote Tuesday. Vote for the Second. Vote for the economy. Vote for the much lesser of two evils. Vote Romney.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Yesterday: last day of early voting... the North Durham Regional Library. I spend a lot of time at the library and during early voting the lines have typically been out the door. Around the corner and down the full length of the building was new to me.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Another long day

I got off work at 6:30 am, slept about four hours, went back in to work the Clemson V. Duke game. No time for blogging.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bill Whittle: Falling On Principle


In California, an off-duty police officer managed to shoot himself in the knee with his department issued back-up weapon. A security video shows the officer standing with the pistol in his pocket and his hand in his pocket. The his departmental spokesman called it an "accidental discharge". I call it a negligent discharge. The pistol didn't go off by itself. How hard is it for these people to say the word neg·li·gent? I figure about as hard as it was for the officer to keep his hand off the gun.

H/T to the Duck.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Yet another reason to vote for Romney...

...or Johnson or any freaking body but Obama.
Surprise: NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Obama, citing…
Climate change, because it might be real. That's his cited reason? I wouldn't vote for my mother if Bloomberg endorsed her. Sorry, mom.

Chicago: No bullet tax, but the gun levy stands...

"It is very important to us to tax guns because we know that guns are the sources of the incredible violence we have in our neighborhoods," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told a news conference. She said 29 percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago were purchased legally in suburban Cook County.
...and now zero percent will buy their weapons legally in Cook County. Why pay the tax when all you have to do to avoid it is cross over to the next county to buy your gat. People vote with their dollars as well as their feet. Only the best and brightest run for office in Chicago.

Executive Privilege?

This leads me to the final point. There are so many reports – many of them false by design – that the picture is worse by the day. What happened at Benghazi happened. The horrible picture developing before our eyes is one of obfuscation, dishonesty, diversion, lies and excuses.

Here’s a note to the DoD and State Department. Listen very carefully. Wolfowitz says “it would appear.” That’s not even nearly good enough. We won’t accept appearances, or anonymous sources. There is a paper trail of deployments, locations, arming orders, force sizes, and so on and so forth. There is yet another paper trail of orders, requests, directives and other communications that fateful night.

We won’t stop until it is all public and assessed by all of us. We will get it, eventually. We will all see it. We will know who did what, who said what, what assets were where, who lied, who equivocated, and who came clean. We will name names.

The players who have any integrity left should come clean now and spill everything. It will go better for everyone in the long run. But it won’t change the facts. And the facts will be found out. That’s our promise.

Any moment now, I'm expecting the White House to claim executive privilege on all Benghazi related materials. It's what they do when the cover-up fails.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hope you enjoyed your day. Mine was busy with family stuff and no time to blog.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yeah. It was a "deliberate strategy" all right, ...

...but somehow I doubt "identifying the leaders of a major gun trafficking ring” was the actual goal. It was about gun control, and all the whoha to the contrary ain't gonna make it so.
Report: Fast and Furious a product of DOJ ‘deliberate strategy’ laid out by Eric Holder, other senior Obama officials
H/T to Uncle.

Monday, October 29, 2012

WE need some regime change.

Benghazigate: Chapter Two

An error in victim selection

In Wisconsin, an auto dealer was sitting in his car waiting for his uncle to return from a test drive. His five year old son was asleep in the passenger seat. Two evil gits walked up to the car. The one armed with a .45 demanded "all his stuff". After the victim had provided them with his "stuff", the unarmed evil git demanded the pistol from his companion so he could shoot their victim. At this point the victim pulled his .40 and reversed his car. He was shot in the elbow. He then opened fire on the evil gits. He exited the car to draw fire away from his son. In the end one evil git was dead and the other in custody. That's a good day's work.

H/T to Dean.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's Tourist Season.

He should have taken the hint.

In Indianapolis, a man was shot after breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment. She had a protective order against him since the last time he broke into her apartment. Which do you think had more effect on his behavior: The protective order or the gun with which he was shot? Here's a hint. He won't be breaking into her apartment any more. The gunshot was fatal.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Keep your finger off the trigger...

...when holstering your weapon or you'll shoot yourself in the foot like this lady did. In her defense she was in training and a new shooter.

The instructor on the other hand..

H/T to Uncle.

This is too kind to the man.

I have no words to express...

...just how pissed off I am at this moment.
AC-130U Gunship was On-Scene in Benghazi, Obama Admin Refused to Let It Fire

CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

Mark Steyn: Benghazi bungle requires act of urgent political hygiene

The two former Navy SEALS went in anyway and were killed doing their duty. Obama failed in his duty. His resignation is the only acceptable outcome at this point.

Bill Whittle: Running On Empty

Don't Get Cocky.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

No chair, just Eastwood.

What you call accident I call negligence.

Gun in Denver airport bathroom was Houston DEA agent's
What do ya want to bet he won't be looking for a new job after the DEA's internal investigation?

They're damn lucky it didn't end up like this.

H/T to the Duck.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


They have such a wonderful track record in that area. I guess the Left has to get an early start on the "Obama lost because the mean old Right disenfranchised minorities" narrative.

Stop Touching It.

A list of many fails led to this death.

The officer off-duty and out of jurisdiction, left his service weapon in a toilet stall in a bar. he was in a bar, he didn't report the theft immediately to either the local police or his agency, a twit who found a gun in a toilet stall didn't turn it over to police immediately, another twit bought said gun from the first twit who had found said gun in a bar, another twit who having come from a bar was no doubt under the influence of alcohol managed to shoot and kill himself. A list of many fails led to this death. The officer off-duty and out of jurisdiction, left his service weapon in a toilet stall in a bar. he was in a bar, he didn't report the theft immediately to either the local police or his agency, a twit who found a gun in a toilet stall didn't turn it over to police immediately, another twit bought said gun from the first twit who had found said gun in a bar, another twit, who having come from a bar was no doubt under the influence of alcohol, managed to shoot and kill himself.

Did I miss anything? Oh yeah, how the fuck do you forget your service weapon in a bar's toilet stall? Bar. Alcohol. Question answered. That police officer needs to looking for a new job.

H/T to Uncle.

Monday, October 22, 2012

One Hopes

The Truth About Libya

H/T to Sarah.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I was always taught ... are known by the company you keep, or in this case, who endorses you..

GRNC Candidate Recomendations

Here. Go look, then go vote.


I got off work at 6:30 am, slept about five hours, went back in to work the UNC V. Duke game. No time for blogging. By the way, Duke won 33 to 30.

Pre-teen shoots home invader

In Oklahoma, an evil git broke into a home and found a 12 year old girl inside. She had grabbed her mother's Glock. He got shot. What would have happened if the pistol had been locked up and inaccessible to the girl. Nothing good I suspect. As it stands, the nothing good happened to the evil git. He survived.

H/T to Kevin.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Early Voting

It's done and I'm done.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Debate Bushwa

Obama: Illegal immigration is lower than it's been in four years...

THAT'S BECAUSE THE ECONOMY SUCKS AND THERE'S NO JOBS Mister President! Your policies have reduced immigration but not for the reasons you claim.

Offered Without Comment

Monday, October 15, 2012


Time travel, action, a reasonably well thought out plot, all-around good acting, interesting guns [kinda], and an unexpected ending. Looper is one of my favorites of the year. I'm looking forward to what Rian Johnson does next.

Just because a man is carrying a rifle...

...doesn't mean he is a threat.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Gunfight at Dominoes

In Durham, North Carolina, an armed thug walked into a Dominoes with the intent to rob it. The manager pulled his weapon and pair exchanged gunfire. The manager suffered a gunshot wound to the elbow. The robber fled. His injuries, if any, are unknown.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Thousand Words

All of 'em :"bastards".

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The VP Debate at the kahr40 household

"Would you just answer the FUCKING question?"
Directed at a high volume by me at both Biden and Ryan who were too fucking interested in building a narrative rather than answering simple questions. Case in point: their non answer to the question about negative ads.

The truth about the truth about guns...

the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago by Linoge

The Replacement Bird?


Naw. I suspect this is Obama's bird to the American people.

Bill Whittle: Bewitched!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Alex Karras dead at 77

Rest in Peace Mongo.

Chicago's "violence tax" should work about as well... any other method with which the gun control crowd has tried to curb "gun violence", which is to say not at all. Th epeople causing the gun violence, gangs and other criminals, aren't paying attention to the current gun laws anyway.

It's not about gun violence or crime reduction. It's about gun control and Chicago continuing their ban by other means.

Illinois county considers 'violence tax' on guns and ammo

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Men In Black 3

I'd say it was the best of the three. Now, it's been a while since I last saw either of the other two so that opinion may change.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

NC: Candidate Evaluations

John Richardson has posted the North Carolina candidate evaluations and endorsements of Grass Roots North Carolina, Gun Owners of America, and the National Rifle Association.

Be informed, and vote your conscience.


Friday, October 5, 2012

FL: Homeowner shoots home invaders

In Florida, a homeowner heard someone trying to get into his house. He opened the front door and at least three masked men rushed him. One of the men was armed. So was the homeowner. He opened fire hitting one of the worthless gits several times. The others fled. Homeowner - 1, Evil Gits - 0. Works for me.

H/T to Dean.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

It reached it's goal with some to spare. Eleven hours to go. You can still donate. A buffer is always good.

H/T to John.

I hope he takes them to the cleaners.

George Zimmerman Sues NBC Over Edited 911 Tape
Probably not, but maybe he'll get at least enough to cover his legal fees for this, his criminal case, and the civil suits almost guaranteed to follow.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ten minutes into the Presidential debate...

...and I'm looking for a movie to watch. I'm sure the media will let me know how it turned out.

What was your first clue... had a problem? Eleven negligent discharges in 3 years? Maybe the question shouldn't be whether IRS Agents need more firearms training, but whether they need to be armed to begin with?
Gun training for tax cops is off target: IRS watchdog

These are not the....

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Heinlein Quote.

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

H/T to Glenn.

More on Fast and Furious

Univision uncovers more deadly, heart-wrenching Fast and Furious details

What a nasty way to go.

I saw this headline and was reminded of this.

This is not intended as a comment on how the poor farmer actually ended up as food for pigs. Really, it's not.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Even if it seems hopeless...

... never go down without a fight. Who knows how it will end.

H/T to Theo.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

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

H/T to Doug.

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

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

H/T to John.

NC Voter Registration Deadline

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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Buying Votes

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

Voting with your feet.

Businesses also do it. Ha!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bill Whittle: A Great Future Behind Us.

SD: Homeowner shoots home invader

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

Things sure have changed in Mayberry

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

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

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

South Carolina





North Carolina





Ya want more?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A matter of degree.

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

H/T to Ed.

Is there any gun safety rule this fool...

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

H/T to Tam.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's about winning.

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

H/T to Robb.

The word is negligently.

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

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

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

H/T to James.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


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