Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You know how much you hate it...

...when you say something stupid and your friends, co-workers, and strangers never let you live it down. Yeah, me either, but Obama does.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

The Dem lawmakers in question would be Frank Lautenberg and Carolyn McCarthy. They want to...
...make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder
Both use every high profile shooting to push their agenda. Neither will be satisfied until our Second Amendment rights are nonexistent.

As usual call your Senators and Representatives and let them know where you stand on the matter. It may be that when introduced this bill will die in committee without ever seeing the floor of either the House or Senate but those untrustworthy gits need to be reminded constantly we are out here and we vote.

H/T to Jeff.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cartoon of the Day...

...courtesy of Day by Day.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's nice to know Joe...

...has a job lined come January 21, 2013. Everybody needs something to do in their retirement. Of course, I'll be taking my custom to Lowes.

Friday, July 27, 2012

UN fails to reach deal on global arms trade treaty, as US asks for more time

It ain't kaput just delayed so keep the pressure on.
U.N. member states have failed to reach agreement on a new treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade.

Some diplomats and treaty supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the month-long negotiating conference.

Hopes had been raised that agreement could be reached on a revised treaty text that closed some key loopholes by Friday's deadline for action. But the United States announced Friday morning that it needed more time to consider the proposed treaty -- and Russia and China then also asked for more time.

To Mayor Rahm Emanuel with love...

Chicago values? What's a matter Rahm? Didn't they offer a large enough percentage to operate in your territory?

Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill

“Maybe we could come together on guns if each side gave some,” Schumer said.
No. Even if we had the slightest inclination to deal away our rights, we wouldn't do it with an untrustworthy son of a bitch like you who defines "compromise " as we give and you take. The only thing we can trust you and your dishonest bunch of fellow travelers to do is push your agenda each and every time you think the blood of innocents will get you the support you need. Pound sand you useless bastard.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote against this amendment.


Obama calls for strengthening gun rules, Reid says no time for debate
Translation: With all due respect Mr. President, we're doing our best to tread water in an election year and you start talking gun control? Are you fucking...well, yeah, silly question.

Two more asses...

Actually, one of the asses is the same. Michael Moore is the newbie.
Moore: "This Must Seem Odd To People In Other Countries That We View Our Constitution As If It Was Written By God Himself"
That might actually mean something if you recognized any deity other than yourself: the god of fat, leftist pseudo-documentarians. Pound sand.

H/T to Linoge.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Allegedly, it was another case of...

...foot in mouth. Still, call your representatives to let them know we're all awake and paying attention out here.

H/T to Sean.

Oh, yes he did.

Obama calls for an "assault weapons" ban? In an election year no less? Arrogant and stupid doesn't even begin to describe it.
Now is the time to start calling your candidates, both for State and Federal office, and asking them a simple question. Do they support or oppose the Obama Assault Weapons Ban? Yes or no answers only, please.
Do it now.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This guy has his priorities in order.

H/T to Uncle.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Two asses feeding off one another.


I don‘t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re gonna go on strike, we’re not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.
Fortunately, I think most police officers have a greater sense of duty than you do Mayor Mikey. Also, and this is not intended as a knock on the police, but I don't see where they protect me from much at all. In most cases the police arrive after the fact, determine what happened, and begin the process of assigning blame. Not always but most of the time. I suspect I'm not alone in that opinion.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friends you didn't know you had?

Rapper Ice-T on US Gun Control

I honestly can't say why that surprised the hell out of me. Maybe it's Law and Order?

H/T to Uncle.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gunslinger Girl

Borepatch posted this. The animation is from the anime Gunslinger Girl. Gunslinger Girl is an anime of the girls and guns genre and excellent as much for the music as the story and animation. I recommend it highly. Here is the title sequence with the Delgados "The Light Before We Land" and a sample of the girls and guns with the original soundtrack.

HULU has the subtitled episodes for free [no telling how long that will last].

I can think of lots of snark about "only ones"...

...but none of it would be really appropriate.

A man shot and killed his son.

In training, I was taught don't have the weapon so close while you sleep that you aren't awake before you can pick it up. That's part of making sure of your target. That's part of rule #2.

My prayers go to the father and his family.

Off-duty cop shoots, kills son after mistaking him for intruder

Blood Dancing

The usual suspects. The usual bullshit and never let a crisis go to waste.
Johnson defends gun rights, calls alleged shooter 'sick, demented, evil'

Cries for Gun Control Following Colorado Shooting Massacre

They have no shame.

You've got to be kidding me...

If a result of the tragedy at Aurora, CO is policies requiring the patting down or metal screening of customers prior to seeing a movie, then I've seen my last movie in a theater. I can see it coming since neither action would have prevented [redacted] from doing a damn thing he did Friday morning, but somebody HAS to respond to show they are doing something.

Update: A name redacted.

Friday, July 20, 2012

...raised by feral Marxists...

That was bloody brilliant.

Does he even think before he opens his mouth...

...and sticks his foot in?
"You know, my daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day?"
The answer to my question is, fortunately, no. The answer to Obama's question is here.

Regarding the shooting in Colorado

The facts are still up in the air, so I have no comment to make except that my prayers are with those who lost or had family wounded.  Oh, and Mikey Bloomberg can go to Hell. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Distractions and Diversions

ONLY 1001 reasons to vote against Obama?

I'd have thought there'd be more.
1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Complete Edition

If you're interested...

...today is the birthday of Samuel Colt and Gaston Glock.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One Vote

As far as Supreme Court appointees go I see Romney as a crap shoot. With Obama the game is fixed. We are one vote away from losing everything we gained. One Vote.

H/T to John.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mitt Romney needs to hire...

...Bill Whittle to run his campaign or at least do the ads. .

Yeah, I know. Fat fuckin' chance.

H/T to Kevin.

Customer Thwarts Robbery

In Orlando, two thugs stormed an internet cafe armed with a baseball bat and a handgun. The intent was robbery. A customer opened fire on both. He hit 'em but didn't kill 'em. The police found them later at a local hospital. They claimed to be victims of a drive by. Police didn't buy it either. Oh, there's video.

H/T to David.

Monday, July 16, 2012

What he said.

Found it over at Theo's. It links to an article over at Forbes you might find interesting. Call, write, or email your Senators and tell them to oppose the sovereignty killing treaties the Democrats are trying to ram down our throats. Do it now.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The last 24 hours

My estranged wife spent the last 24 hours in the emergency room with our son while I kept track of daughter #3. He's home now and after an MRI, EEG, numerous test of various fluids and they still don't have a clue as to what is wrong. Now, I'm tired and blogging ain't that important. Maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Here's a catchy tune.

Stop teasing, dammit!

A Reboot Of Firefly? UPDATED
Not frickin' funny.

Friday, July 13, 2012


...defined here, or you can go here for an example.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WRAL has a story on rates of...

...concealed handgun permit possession in North Carolina. The story provides a map that shows the per capita rate of permit possession in each county. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to see Durham County has the lowest rate in North Carolina. A lot more problematical is the searchable database of permit holders for several counties in North Carolina. My county, Durham County, is included. While the database does NOT provide the street number or name of the permit holder, if you live on a short street with with only a house or two the odds of a housebreaker, in search of guns, getting the right house is dramatically reduced. Now you bad guys out there might want to consider using the database as a guide on neighborhoods to avoid. Breaking into a gun owner's home can have unintended consequences...unintended by you that is. My neighborhood, for instance, has lots of permit holders and even more gun owners. At least one of them, I know from personal knowledge has no problem, taking pot shots at housebreakers.
GRNC Alert 7-12-12: GRNC Targets WRAL-TV Over CHP List

A line in the sand.

Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the powerful lobby group, said 58 senators have pledged to oppose the treaty if it covers civilian weapons, fearing an infringement of America’s gun rights.

“I am here to announce NRA's strong opposition to anti-freedom policies that disregard American citizens' right to self-defense. No foreign influence has jurisdiction over the freedoms our Founding Fathers guaranteed to us,” LaPierre said at the UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference in New York.

“The only way to address NRA's objections is to simply and completely remove civilian firearms from the scope of the treaty. That is the only solution. On that, there will be no compromise.”

Now the question is whether the 58 Senators will keep their word.

A Heinlein Quote

I also think there are prices too high to pay to save the United States. Conscription is one of them. Conscription is slavery, and I don’t think that any people or nation has a right to save itself at the price of slavery for anyone, no matter what name it is called. We have had the draft for twenty years now; I think this is shameful. If a country can’t save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say: Let the damned thing go down the drain! - The Future Revisited, Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance: the Comic

This was posted over at Traction Control. It's neat in and of itself but more of interest to me is the artist, Will Eisner. The Spirit, Sheena, and Blackhawk were among the characters created or co-created by Eisner. He also drew educational comics for the U. S. Military during his time in the service and after his discharge. The M16A1 Rifle was published in 1968.

If you have an interest in this sort of thing, PS Magazine, you can find them in the Digital Collection of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries. Here is another sample.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sounds like he's suicidal to me.

Code Enforcement Officer Walks Into Home
To get a violation signed because of unmowed grass. He lucky he didn't get shot.

North Korea is screwed.

They've pissed off Mickey Mouse

To whom it may concern.

You know who you are. You are allegedly a professional and an adult. Try this for once. Act like it, and grow the hell up.

Damn, I feel much better now.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Okay then.

Police: Hug triggers officer's gun, kills woman
The story doesn't offer enough information to even develop a viable theory. Shoulder holster? when she hugged something caught the trigger? Strange.

Update: It was a soft waist holster. Still more questions than answers.

Update: She was on her knees "dirty dancing" when she hugged him. That would explain the chest wound.

Ernest Borgnine dead at 95...

...and that's a shame. Rest in peace.

He did what?

Getting arrested should be the least of this guy's concerns.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

More on the UN Small Arms Treaty..

...from John Richardson.

Me? I've never noticed that the UN had the slightest concern for mine or anybody else's Liberty or rights. I've already send letters to my Senators telling them to vote no on this "treaty".

Update: Dick Morris on the subject.

One hundred and seven years ago today....

...Robert A. Heinlein's was born. I think I'll reread Starship Troopers to celebrate.

via User Friendly

Friday, July 6, 2012

I'd buy a t-shirt with that on it...

...or a print.

If Media Matters says it's so, then it must be.

In a pigs eye.
NRA's Arms Treaty Hysteria Too Much Even For Fox
Nothing coming out of the UN is in the interest of Liberty or my rights. In choosing between Media Matters and the NRA there isn't any real choice. The NRA may be iffy in regard to some of my rights, but on the topic of guns they're spot on.

H/T to the Duck.

Well, damn.

I guess I'm a terrorist too.
Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ As Terrorists
H/T to the Duck.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

HB 111 is dead...

...and it was our good friends the North Carolina Senate Republicans that did it. It's "best buds" when it suits them and "piss on ya" when it don't. Oh well, Novembers coming.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The man is on a roll.

Bill Whittle: The Glorious Fourth

Enjoy your fourth.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Well, Frack!

North Carolina Lawmaker Presses Wrong Button, Accidentally Legalizes Fracking

There's a reason they call it "justifiable".

Texas justifiable homicides reportedly rise with state's 'stand-your-ground' law

As much I don't want anyone to lose their life, I'd much rather the "justifiable" rate rise than the opposite.

Customer Thwarts Armed Robbery

In Goldsboro, North Carolina a customer walked into a convenience store and a robbery in progress. He pulled his pistol and shot the robber once thus ending the robbery. The customer had his concealed carry permit. The robber was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

Update: Irony.

Another Update: No charges against the good guy.

H/T to Sean.

TV Legend Andy Griffith Dead At 86

Rest in peace Sheriff Taylor.

Guinea pig crack.

Grapes: the little furballs* love 'em.

*Picture's not mine. The guinea pig's not mine. My cellphone camera sucks, and my two pigs look borderline psychotic when I drop grapes into the cage...from a safe distance. This one looks relatively sane. 

It's not like anyone else was gonna to do it.

Sipsey Street Exclusive: Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea file ethics complaint on Eric Holder with the D.C. Bar!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Another Starship Troopers movie?

It looks like Hollywood may be making another version of Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers. This would not be a remake of the piece of shit directed by Paul Verhoeven but another interpretation. The new producers talk as if they want to make a more faithful version. Truthfully, that wouldn't be hard but whether anyone in Hollywood could make a version that would be true to the the spirit of Heinlein's novel remains to be seen.

I'm curious as to what Chief Justice Robert's ...

..."30 pieces of silver" was?
Roberts switched views to uphold health care law
H/T to Dafydd.

OSHA does gun control...

...and that's what it is whatever bullshit rationale they spout.
GRNC Alert 6-29-12: OSHA Targets Another Shooting Range
I've already posted on this here. Call or email your Senator or Representative. Find their contact information here.

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