Saturday, June 30, 2012

Either acknowledge it's a tax...

...or admit it's unconstitutional. Oh that's right. You're Democrat. You can have it both ways.
When is a Tax Not a Tax? When the White House Says So.

Why Don't You Mind My Own Business?

Bill Whittle on Obamacare.

...and then there's this.

Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius
I really really hope his analysis is correct. Borepatch seems to see it about the same. I pray they're both correct and Obama chokes on his "win".

Friday, June 29, 2012

That cartoon is so on target... ought to have a bullseye painted on it except it'd kinda, like, ruin the point.

When you think you're the smartest man... the room you're usually not.

Google Anti-gun?


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Holder in Contempt.

Then again, Congress held Eric Holder in contempt. The day wasn't a total waste.

No rights the government is bound to respect.

I hope that in the future Chief Justice John Roberts is held in the same contempt as Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. The government can do whatever it pleases to us as long as they call it a "tax". We have no choice now but to back the Republicans, take the Senate, and pray they follow through on their promise to repeal. Personally, at this moment they can all go straight to hell. For now that's it. Maybe I'll see it differently tomorrow. Right now I'm spectacularly pissed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Did I just hear what I thought I did? I was just listening to Bob Beckel, the token liberal, on The Five on Fox News. They were discussing Fast and Furious. He says it doesn't matter that the ATF walked guns over the border, and the guns were used to kill Mexicans because the guys that killed them would have gotten the guns so other way.


Does he even realize this is the argument the Gun control movement has been calling bullshit on for decades when we make it. Bad guys are going to get the guns whether we have regulation or not. Regulation and gun control laws only keep guns from the law abiding.

Maybe I should title this post Gall.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fast and Furious: It's not like they haven't given us...

...any reason to be paranoid.
Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations
Don’t Be Paranoid. We’re Out to Get You


MILLER: Backdoor gun ban
Emily Miller on microstamping.

It would serve New York State right to have the firearms manufacturers in the state pick up and move, with their jobs, lock stock and barrel to other states. Then bar their distributors from doing business with any state or municipal agency in New York.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Jon Stewart on Obama and Executive Privilege

Jon Stewart is a dick, but dick or not his take on Fast and Furious is funny. Sorry for the ad and the fact hat the damn thing starts itself.

A Fast and Furious Cartoon.

Bill Whittle: Follow the Ideology

Bill Whittle on Fast and Furious.

Teen shoots intruder

Phoenix boy, 14, shoots armed intruder while watching three younger siblings
In Arizona a 14 hears someone rings the doorbell. He doesn't recognize the woman. When someone bangs on the door he gathered his brothers and sisters and took them upstairs. He got his fathers pistol and waited at the top of the stairs. An unknown male then broke into the house through a front window. The male was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the boy. The 14 year old boy shot him. The house breaker is in critical condition in a local hospital. The boy and his siblings are unharmed.

Good work.

Friday, June 22, 2012


A young girl wants to live her own life and obtains a spell to change her mom. The change isn't what she wanted or expected and the rest of the movie is spent trying to reverse the change before it becomes permanent. It's PIXAR so the animation is, as usual, spectacular. The voice actors perfect. I love Kelly MacDonald's voice. The story is pretty good. It's not my favorite of the year but it comes pretty close.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

To the bone...

H/T to Kevin.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Holder in Contempt

House panel backs contempt for Holder, Issa says floor vote can still be avoided
Hey it only formalized what we thought about him anyway. Now off to the House floor.


Texas father won't face charges in alleged attacker's death
The local authorities went through the required motions, and, as they should have, the Grand Jury declined to return a true bill. Now the man and his family can get started rebuilding their lives.

If you had even the slightest doubt...

...that President Obama was up to tip of his pointy little head in Fast and Furious this should clear that up nicely.
Issa pushes ahead with Holder contempt vote despite Obama intervention
H/T to the Duck.


Police: Man claims leprechauns beat him up for dancing

So a group of height impaired guys used their shillelaghs to beat him up then ran like hell. Works for me.

H/T to Drew.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In juvenile snit, NC Senator Tom Apodaca blocks HB 111

GRNC Alert 6-19-12: Senator Apodaca Thumbs Nose At Gun Owners
Senator Doug Berger (D, GRNC ****) attempted a discharge petition to force HB 111 out of the Finance Committee for a vote on the floor of the NC Senate. Bravo! But, wait! Senator Apodaca (delivering on his angry words to a member) will have none of that and has pulled a procedural trick to block this. By re-referring it to the Commerce Committee, Apodaca resets the clock on HB 111 and it cannot be brought out via a discharge petition for at least 10 days. This move essentially assures that the clock will run out on HB 111, effectively thumbing his nose at your wishes.
...and he told a caller that it will not come up for a vote and it's because of GRNC so there. That's exactly the kind of adult behavior we need from our alleged friends. I don't live in his district but I'll gladly contribute to whoever runs against him.

Remember in November!

H/T to Bubba.

What the hell are they smoking?*

380 American Rebels Reported Killed In Michigan Battle
H/T to Uncle.

*Not that I want any, but it apparently causes killer hallucinations.

Will they or won't they?

Issa: Meeting with Holder on Fast & Furious is set, still no documents
They're talking bout on Fox News and it seems that they have the votes and Issa is ready to go but Boehner is still dragging ass. Probably best not to hold our breath.

Monday, June 18, 2012



Negligent Discharge

In Michigan, a man was pulling his Glock out of his waistband when he fired the pistol. The bullet went through his pride and joy and lodged in his leg. Nothing here that a good holster and keeping the finger off the trigger wouldn't have prevented. To add insult to injury the police are considering charging him with discharging a firearm within the city limits.

H/T to the Duck.

Another long night

Ceres by L. Neil Smith is a sequel to Pallas. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. More please. You can find it here and here.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone performed by Yo-Yo Ma.

Now I'm gonna have to go and buy the CD.

H/T to Matt.

Nowhere To Run.

After America, there is nowhere to run to. Or is there?
No there isn't. Estonia's gun laws are as bad as New Jersey's, and there's no way in hell I'd move to New Jersey.

Some useful information

Where to spend your money...
Helps to have facts to make educated spending choices.

Now if good and bad were determined as simple as whether you're a Republican or Democrat. For instance, in North Carolina it's Republicans that are blocking Restaurant Carry [HB 111] from a Senate floor vote. With friends like these...*

H/T to Thirdpower.
*Yeah, Senators Berger and Apodaca, that is a jab at y'all.

Happy Father's Day

It has been over thirty years since I lost my Dad. I miss him as much today as then. Those of you blessed with a loving living father enjoy him every day like it was Father's Day.

This should surprise no one.

Definitive Proof That Eric Holder Lied to Congress About Obama's Medical Marijuana Crackdown
He's either a liar or doesn't have a fricking clue what his subordinates are up to. Either way he needs to go. Representative Issa should maybe reconsider holding off the contempt vote.

Not reason enough...

Teen's death raises awareness to black powder rifles
Grief, like anger, isn't the best foundation for decisions. A teen in Maryland killed himself with a black powder rifle. Now the father wants them regulated as firearms. Based on the story, he is proposing bars on those under 18 being able to buy black powder weapons. The rarity of suicide by black powder would argue against such regulation. It's not needed. In this case though a friend of the father bought the teen the rifle and the father let him keep it. I'm sorry for the man's loss, but it looks like the father is trying to punish the rest of Maryland for his decisions.

H/T to David

Update: As I've said before I'd fire my proof reader but that'd be me. Spelling corrected

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gun Control from the flank.

OSHA shooting range ruling points to agenda besides worker safety
Not much point in having a firearm if you don't have a place to practice with it.

In North Carolina even non-felons...

...can be convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. As screwed up as that is the fact that the Feds know they were convicted wrongly and don't intend to do anything about it is even more so. The Fed doesn't have an obligation to correct their f$%k ups.

H/T to Uncle.

He should've let the cat do its job.

Man trying to rescue mouse from cat gets plague

H/T to David.

Obama suspends deportation for thousands of illegals, tells GOP to pass DREAM ACT

It's not so much what he did as how he did it. What part of separation of powers don't you understand Mister President? Your willingness to ignore the wishes of Congress and do what you damn well please through executive order shows your contempt for the Constitution and general arrogance. November's coming and crap like this ain't gonna buy you the votes necessary to keep you in office.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh Really!

Report: UN to consider $1,300 green tax on US
Since does the United Nations have the authority to tax anyone? The first domestic bureaucrat or political who suggests they do needs tar, feathers, and a boot up the ass.

H/T to Bubba.

Monster Hunter Legion

I downloaded Larry Correia's Monster Hunter Legion with the intention of reading it after I finished my current read. Then I thought I'd just read the first few pages. I finished it about 4am. It's every bit as good as the others. The moral of this bit is don't start a Correia novel if you intend to get anything else done before the book is finished. Now back to my regularly scheduled novel.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Keep your hands off my...

...guns, knives, religion, healthcare, money...

The NRA-ILA has...

...joined the fight.

H/T to John.

NC: Update on HB 111, Restaurant Carry

GRNC Alert 6-13-12: Tell Republicans to Deliver On Promises
Apparently, the Republican leadership is feeling the pressure but still digging in. They want to wait for the long session to deal with it which is probably code for not in our lifetime. Keep up those emails and phone calls until the put it on the Senate floor for an up or down vote. If HB 111 is such a problem then they can show a little backbone and vote against it with the expected consequences.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This a variation on golf I could get into.

From the Whiteboard.

"Just Us"

Why the surprise with Holder's attitude? It's not new with the Obama Administration maybe a tad more blatant. To me it seems consistent with several past administrations. Does anyone remember Waco and Ruby Ridge? The rules only apply to us.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

NC Restaurant Carry Update

GRNC Alert 6-12-12: Republicans don't 'get it'-call again tomorrow
It appears our friends the Republicans aren't getting the message on HB111 and need a little encouragement. So call President Pro Tem Phil Berger and Rules Chair Tom Apodaca tomorrow between 9am and 11am and demand they move Restaurant Carry to the Senate floor for a vote.


Monday, June 11, 2012

NC: Restaurant Carry at risk

GRNC Alert 6-11-12: Republicans Lose Spine on Restaurant Carry
It seems clear by now that Republican Leadership sent HB111 to t he Finance Committee to die. Apparently they fear the Democrats in the next election more than they do us. When the Republican come into power they always take gun owners for granted. Time to show them their error. Read the alert and start making phone calls and sending emails.

H/T to Sean.

It's about time.

House oversight committee schedules contempt vote for Holder


I watched as the Lamb broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became as dark as black cloth, and the moon became as red as blood as it was revealed nude pictures of Snooki have been leaked onto the internet.- FARK.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

NC: Restaurant Carry

GRNC Alert 6-10-12: Act Now to Move Restaurant Carry!
There's a chance the bill might not get out of the Finance Committee on time. Call or email your Senator especially if he or she is on the Finance Committee and ask them to push to have it moved to the floor. Do it now.

Update: Sean has set up an easy way to send a tweet to Senators of both flavors here.

Just saying...

Paintballs work too.

In Texas, a man broke into a house and the owner lit him up with a paintball gun. When the police arrived at the house they found him covered in yellow paint. I'd say she [the home owner] picked the right color paint.

H/T to the Cajun.

A Heinlein Quote

Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.

Lazarus Long, "Time Enough For Love" by Robert Heinlein

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Bill Whittle

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Hope... and Change

"Wabbit" Season

Sure the hell wasn't "Walker" season.

H/T to Theo.

Restaurant Carry is back on the table... the North Carolina Senate and moving forward. It was approved in the Senate Judiciary II committee but has been sent to the Financial committee rather than the Senate floor for a vote. . Sean thinks it's a delaying tactic, and he probably right. Make your phone calls and send your emails.


About the only way I can go to the theater these days and actually watch the movie stress free are the midnight showings. The estranged wife and the kids are all in bed and the likelihood of a crisis of some sort is slight. I'm glad I went to see Prometheus at the late/early show. I've seen all four of the Alien movies in the theater. The Alien V. Predator films were seen on DVD. Honestly, the only two worth a damn were Alien and Aliens. The others wasted the premise. Prometheus looks great on the big screen. With Prometheus Ridley Scott, the original director, comes back to the franchise and boy can you tell a difference. The plot keeps you interested and, toward the end, on the edge of your seat. Mysteries from the original film are revealed but without going over the same ground. All of the performers do a stand up job. My favorites are Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba. It's well worth the cost of the ticket.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Speaker Boehner, stop dragging your ass...

...and issue the contempt citation to Holder, or admit you've no interest in bringing the Obama administration to task for Fast and Furious and take the consequences. It's time for this political theater to end.

That's just too fricking...

...weird, and sick...really sick.

H/T to CountingCats.

Bath salts make zombies...

Who knew?

I have a solution to this problem.

Coyotes take up residence in Durham neighborhood
Ruger 10/22

Monday, June 4, 2012

Negligent Discharge

In Virginia, a man shoots himself in the leg with his brand new .45-caliber Rock Island Armory 1911 pistol.
Botetourt County Sheriff’s Deputy T. Francis said the Fincastle man had stopped in his vehicle just after 6 p.m. in a parking lot in the 5200 block of Lee Highway in Troutville after buying the gun. The man, whom officials did not name, “was unfamiliar with the operations of the firearm,” Francis said.
I guess he didn't know that if you pull the trigger the pistol goes boom. Fortunately, it appears it's not a fatal lesson.

H/T to Uncle.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

No Comment Needed.

H/T to John.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Now that's...


Friday, June 1, 2012

Negligent Discharge

DA: Officer shot wife in buttocks while showing gun to family, friends
He violated rules 1 through 3. I'll lay odds he broke the "guns and alcohol don't mix" rule. He's damn lucky his wife is alive to tell the tale.

Dumb ass.

H/T to the Duck.

And this is my Quote of the Day...

...even though the people that need to read it and learn from it probably never will.
Of course, a larger caliber that requires less care with shot placement is a far better caliber than the .22. There was a good reason 20th Century police went from the .32 to the .38 and now to .40′s and .45′s. In an emergency, you really do not have time to pick your shot placement.

Snow White and the Huntsman

It's ok. Walking out of the theater I couldn't help but think the trailer was better than the movie. Kristen Stewart isn't all that good an actress. That comment applies to her performances in the Twilight movies as well. I liked Chris Hemsworth's performance and hope to see in other films. I always like Charlize Theron, but she's not necessarily worth spending the eight bucks. At no point in the movie did I care what was happening to the characters. At no point was I on the edge of my seat.