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Friday, April 30, 2010

It begins ...

A 15-yr police veteran doesn't want to enforce the law:

In one of the suits filed Thursday, a Tucson police officer, Martin Escobar, 45, a 15-year veteran, claims the law, which requires officers “when practicable” to stop and check the legal status of people they reasonably suspect may be illegal immigrants, would compel him to racially profile.

Methinks officer Escobar needs to find another place of employment, and I'll refer him to Peel's #7 law:
Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
And since 70% of the citizens of AZ are in favor of this law, officer Escobar is not upholding the trust the citizenry has placed in him.


I thought the same thing

Some are wondering if McVey (not McVeigh) did anything illegal:

Some proponents of the right to carry guns wonder whether the incident wasn't an overreaction by law enforcement. They point to McVey's valid - at the time - concealed-carry permit and North Carolina's open-carry laws and ask what, exactly, he did wrong.

I'm not familiar with NC's handgun laws regarding carry (though PDB recently gave a primer), nor do I know about possible reciprocity. But more intelligent folks than myself are wondering if it wasn't an overabundance of caution.

Additionally, the article notes that what McVey was charged with, Going Armed to the Terror if the Public (or GATTTOTP, to those in the know!) is a vague and misused statute. Small wonder ... the constabulary misuses a statute.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is awesome!

Saw it a couple of places, but didn't look ........ my mistake!


What was that all about?

Seen in several places (but I take it from Hot Air) comes this response to those nasty Tea Partiers:

Except I'm not sure what they're supposed to be doing. Did they look mean and scary? I suppose so ...... the demonstrators didn't seem that impressed. But one thing is certain.

They shouldn't try to march!


Huh ...

Seems that the federal agent who was in charge of the case against the Hutaree militia can't really remember what they're supposed to have done:

An FBI agent who led the investigation of nine Michigan militia members charged with trying to launch war against the federal government couldn't recall many details of the two-year probe yesterday during questioning by defense lawyers.

You know, I can see not remembering something had the agent just, you know, passed by something. But she spent 2 years investigating this.

Two. Years.

The feds might, might be able to get the conspiracy charges to stick.


Prepping for EDMD (May 20)

Started searching for stuff for EDMD, and found this site for Mohammed smileys.

I like the Mohammed-with-a-bomb-in-his-turban ....... *-O)):~{>

Of course, the usual milqetoasts are chattering endlessly about how we'll offend Muslim sensibilities.



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Long range .....

While lurking on GBC, I found this video:

They don't mess around!


Interesting ...

Jeff Goldstein at protein wisdom is a blogger I admire; he's very intelligent, and perceptive .... plus he writes almost beyond my capacity to understand.

But I note that he's leaning in a direction that other, less-respected bloggers are leaning:

But what can’t be argued, I don’t think, is that in the soft civil war I’ve long predicted to be coming, Arizona has returned fire against the federal government.

War on.

We told you so.


Ohm ...... ohm .......

Via Tango in the Gunblogger Conspiracy comes this video and link:


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How I would change the NFA (if I could)

Short of repealing it that is. If we can't do that, here are some of the things I'd do to change it, and the ATF.
  1. Repeal the Hughes amendment. If the purpose of the NFA is marginally to raise revenue, then they must allow the activity to be taxed.
  2. Change the stamp fee structure - machinguns to go down to $100. Short-barreled firearms go down to $50. Supressors go down to $5. Destructive devices can stay at $200, or go down to $150. Remember, if you're trying to raise revenue, you want to encourage the taxed activity.
  3. Remove the Chief LEO requirement for the tax stamp. If NFA items are allowed in a state, the LEO certification shouldn't matter.
  4. Allow states to be POC the way they can be for background checks.*
  5. Change the definition of machinegun to preclude a malfuntioning firearm.
  6. ATF must develop reasonable testing procedures and publish them.
That seems like a good start. Add your own change in the comments.


* A GA Firearms License serves as a background check when purchasing title I firearms.

Wow. I didn't see that coming.

GM has paid back all the money we taxpayers loaned them - or have they:

But when Mr. Whitacre says GM has paid back the bailout money in full, he means not the entire $49.5 billion--the loan and the equity. In fact, he avoids all mention of that figure in his column. He means only the $6.7 billion loan amount.

But wait! Even that's not the full story given that GM, which has not yet broken even, much less turned a profit, can't pay even this puny amount from its own earnings.

So how is it paying it?

As it turns out, the Obama administration put $13.4 billion of the aid money as "working capital" in an escrow account when the company was in bankruptcy. The company is using this escrow money--government money--to pay back the government loan.

GM claims that the fact that it is even using the escrow money to pay back the loan instead of using it all to shore itself up shows that it is on the road to recovery. That actually would be a positive development--although hardly one worth hyping in ads and columns--if it were not for a further plot twist.

Yeah, this is working out just great.

And the Dems (and Sen Bob Corker) think that financial regulation will reign in Goldman Sachs et al? After the millions Wall Street has donated to both parties?

Good luck with that.


Calling all bloggers .....

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day is set for May 20th. The link is to Hot Air, and we should all join in!

Update: Creators of Everybody Draw Mohammed Day have pussied out. I'm still going to post blasphemous pictures here.


Monday, April 26, 2010

ATF, redirecting? Get Out!

Via Mike V, Pajamas media has another report on a FOIA request about some evil black airsoft toys:

The ATF’s written response to the FOIA request was less than helpful. Instead of providing information about the WE Tech rifles seized from Airsoft Outlet Northwest at the Port of Tacoma, Washington, ATF responded with what appeared to be a clumsy bait-and-switch:

We would like to bring to your attention our oversight on the subject of your request in our letter dated April 13, 2010; Springfield, Inc instead of record pertaining to Airsoft rifles intercepted by Customs and Border Protection; as maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

How's that for a responsive government, huh?

You know, I held an FFL years ago, and at the time, the local ATF agents were actually helpful and they seemed to know their shit.

Not anymore.


RIP, Mr Hicks

Mike V passes along the sad news that Robert Hicks of the Deacons for Defense and Justice has passed away.

I wish you fair winds and following seas, and God's blessings for your family.


Immigration kerfluffle

Apparently there's a lot of PSH over Arizona's new immigration law. Opponents are bleating that the po-po will start up with the Nazi tactics and start demanding 'papers' from anyone who looks like they're Mexican.

Now some truckers are planning a boycott of AZ by not delivering produce there.

But Hot Air takes a look at the language of the law, and is unimpressed.

It looks to me that the immigration check is a secondary offense, and police only check after they stop an individual for something else for which they have probable cause.


Are you serious?

The federal government is truly a wasteful bully:

Federal agents are being tight-lipped about a 5 a.m. raid on a Pennsylvania milk farm, where law enforcement officers accompanied FDA inspectors to meet a single farmer trying to milk his cows.

This is the second time federal agents have come to visit Dan Allgyer. His crime?

Selling raw milk direct to consumers.

That would be consumers who want raw milk.

Did you catch that Allgyer is Amish? That's really brave, federal agent Joshua C Shafer. Make sure you get law enforcement to go along with you while you bully a pacifist, who you know won't fight back.

You. Fucking. Coward.

You know, there are some people who care not that you've got a shiny badge from the federal government.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

From the Restore the Constitution rally

Mike Vanderboegh's speech at the April 19 event.


Why is the Left so violent?

A pro-AZ immigration bill supporter was attacked by pro-illegal immigration supporters in Phoenix:

Witnesses say a group protesting against SB1070 began to fight with a man who was for the controversial immigration bill.

Police tried escorting that man away from the scene, fearing for his safety, when they too came under attack by people throwing items, including water bottles.

Police tried escorting that man away from the scene, fearing for his safety, when they too came under attack by people throwing items, including water bottles.

And they complain that the Right is hateful and racist and violent. Go figure.

I have my doubts about the law in AZ. But the federal government will have an accounting when it's challenged in court.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Just a thought

I was cruising the internet, and I ran across a couple of Katrina-era videos. I've seen them before, but watching them again got my mind whirling once again.

It is absolutely astounding to me that there were not deaths (on the LE side) resulting from this activity (disregard Danziger Bridge), especially in the wealthier neighborhood.

And Col Bible, you didn't have to do what you did. If you had a pair, you'd have resigned your commission on the spot. Instead, you oversaw the gross violation of the 2nd and 3rd amendments (so I guess you violated your military oath as well). Go back to OK and get the fuck out of the military.

I fear that until law enforcement officers start taking bullets to the head, this shit will continue.


Look close

Also found at Uncles:

Pretty awesome.



Seen at (say it with me!) Uncle's , this unpossible event:

A 41-year-old woman is in Portage County Jail this morning after shooting four pedestrians with blow darts and breaking the window of a downtown bar in the process.

There are all sorts of violence; gun violence, fist violence, 2x4 violence, pipe violence, knife violence ..... I could go on and on. Now there's blow gun violence.

'Gun', 'fist', 'knife' ....... they're what are known grammatically as adjectives, and they modify the noun 'violence'. Violence is the person, place or thing we have to do something about, not the item that gives more information about that person, place or thing.

But expect the Brady Bunch to launch an all-out campaign to institute nationwide blow-gun control.


As I expected .....

Or rather, as I had hoped ..... common sense is far from expected in the military:

On Thursday, a six-man Navy jury found Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas not guilty of dereliction of duty and impeding the investigation. The jury heard too many differences between the testimony of a sailor who claimed he witnessed the Sept. 1 assault at a U.S. base outside Fallujah and statements from a half-dozen others who denied his account.

Huertas is one of three Navy SEALs who are accused of giving an Al Queda man a bloody lip.

Notice that the Navy pressed charges on the testimony of one witness, when there were half a dozen others who contradicted that witness.

Oh well .....


Remember, the military is just a slice of society

As evidence, I point to Adam Kokesh, who bloviates at the Christian Science Monitor:

"The fact is, law enforcement's attitudes toward protesters generally reflect the the political inclination [of police], which tends to be pro-government and a little more conservative."

His complaint is that law enforcement is letting tea parties get away with all sorts of things that anti-war protesters aren't allowed to do.

Wow, ya think?

Could it be that the usual anti-war protester is a crazed, partisan fool, whom most normal folks wouldn't trust with a sharp stick, let alone a firearm?

And could it be that law enforcement recognizes this?

Maybe it's just that law enforcement knows (through demonstrated history) that tea partiers are not violent, they're not racist, and they're not preaching hate.

Yeah, tea partiers are normal. And they're not going to take much more.


JPFO Alert

Why don't they lie about JPFO?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another good video

Saw this on (where else?!) Uncle's site ..... it's interesting that these videos are showing up on sites other than pro-gun sites.



Seen at Neal Boortz (via David), a commenter opines:

Rights lost
What is the difference between a right you don't have, and one you are afraid to use?
None ..... none whatsoever.


But .... but ......

I thought that Gun-free Zones would save is all?

The shooting occured at Parkwest Hospital which is posted against guns. He obviously was not concerned about violating the Covenant Health gun free zone.

Not to mention all of the other federal laws Ibssa broke to commit his murder.

A long time ago, I heard that the government exists to do something, and when a murderer commits suicide, that's the perfect opportunity for the government to do something, wildly missing the real cause.

Gun control isn't something ...... it's what you do instead of something.


I was going to get an Android anyway

Here's the icing on the cake:
Folks who want porn can buy and Android phone.


A couple of video's I glommed from Ace:

And this one:


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More to the point

I'm going to take a chance today, and link to Tam (but I confess, I saw it at Uncle's!). And you really need to go check Tam out to get what I'm pointing out:

Yeah. Okay. And...?

It's the comment by Weer'd Beard that caught my eye:

That "Yeah, And?" Part is the underpants Gnome "???" for most anti-gun talking points.

"People could carry without a permit!" "Yeah, and?"

"People could buy and own Machine Guns!" "yeah, and?"
Maybe (since we're 'winning' the debate) it's time to start answering all PSH pronouncements with "Yeah, and ...?". Start making the anti-gunners explain how there were hundreds of weapons around the country and no one was killed. Or maimed. That most states have shall issue carry permits and violent gun crime has not increased.

That folks who own class III hardware are the very epitome of law-abiding.

Now, I'm not so confident to believe that more widespread ownership of full auto weaponry won't result in more incidents of illegal behavior, but it wouldn't be the great bloodbath that the anti-gunners would predict.


Ballistics and stuff

I'm just going to link to Uncle's place from now on!

Here's a link to Backyard Ballistics. It's interesting. You go look ..... now.


Stealing again

Wow .... a starter kit for a pistol:

“everybody knows” you need to run at least 500 rounds of 230 grain FMJ through your 1911 before you can expect it to feed, fire and extract properly. So, we’re throwing in that 500 rounds plus another 100 for good measure.

This is just good customer service, imho. h/t Say Uncle (again!)


More of these, please ....

89 year-old woman fires at intruder with her pistol. Police response?

"This is a .22. And the police reloaded it for me," said Turner

Awesome! h/t Say Uncle


JPFO Alert

Check out Wisconsin's Al Sharpton wannabe.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NRA should take note

78 year-old Audrey Smith calls 'em out:

"We'll support anything that is in jeopardy of being taken out of our Constitution," Smith said.

See, NRA ...... ideological purity.


Passin it on

Seen at Uncle's:

Our conversation was upsetting and all too short. Danny was amazingly uninformed on something that most NRA members understand and treasure as part of American freedom. So I knew what I had to do: I had to tell the true story in the form of a heart-felt primer about gun shows.




Not perfect, but a decent outcome:

A 16-year-old Colorado Springs girl pleaded guilty today to manslaughter for shooting to death a man who was accused of sexually assaulting her.

He had been accused of molesting the girl over a period of three years. When police arrested him and searched his home, investigators said they found several hundred sexually-explicit photographs and videos on his computer, including some of the girl.

Interesting that she's not 'allowed' to have firearms ...... I for one am glad she disobeyed that one.


JPFO Alert

Freedom haters still hear the shot.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Why don't I ever learn

I've been commenting on others' blogs (specifically Uncle's), whereby I indicate that any attempt to enhance the individual's firearm rights is a Good Thing (and something that the NRA is conspiciously not doing), and I used a specific example for the state of GA (where I live).

No sooner had I done so, there was a cacophony of folks telling me that I'd better have a good lawyer and plenty of money if I tried to do what I mentioned.

Now, I'll be the first to acknowledge that I often don't make my points very well. Uncle's post was about Firearms Freedom Acts, how they're mostly doomed to failure (and I agree) and how the NRA is sitting the FFA issue out.

My not-so-well-thought-out point was intended to be that it's fine for the NRA to not get directly involved in the nuts-and-bolts of the upcoming litigation, but it's important for the NRA to show ideological support for the FFA.

Which I predict they won't do.

Here's a sample statement that the NRA could make: "While we whole-heartedly agree with the ideas behind the FFA's, given the current state of commerce clause precedent, the NRA feel that there is little chance for victory in the courts."

See .... that wasn't so hard, was it?


From Chicago? Get OUT!

Compliant suspects get tasered and beaten anyway:

A suburban Chicago police officer caught on video hitting a driver 15 times with his baton and firing a stun gun at the man's passenger has been charged with felony aggravated battery and official misconduct, and more charges are possible, prosecutors say.

Neither man attacked or threatened Streamwood Police Officer James Mandarino during the early morning traffic stop last month, Cook County, Ill. prosecutors say.

In fact, the video taken from the officer's dashboard camera suggests that both the driver, Ronald Bell, 28, and the passenger did exactly as they were told.
How much longer will it be before the police have to start dodging bullets when they pull a law-abiding citizen over early in the morning? 'Cause it sure seems that the cops are trying to condition us that way.


Even Newsweek notices

That the ATF still doesn't have a confirmed director:

"It's shocking and indefensible," says Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center, a gun-control group, "that when you have a huge problem from gun trafficking and gun violence, they have left this agency leaderless."

And I'm sure that the VPC is concerned, but not about the things that should be concerning.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Damn, this guy's good

Doctor Zero hits another one out of the park:

Central planning is useless if nobody follows the central plans. Where the free market is persuasive, organizing resources by responding to demand and exploiting opportunity, central planning is coercive. It must compel obedience to its designs, and compulsion is always necessary. If people were eager to follow those designs of their own free will, there would be no need for central planning in the first place.



Saturday, April 17, 2010


Imagine that .... Goldman-Sachs games the system to make money:

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.—one of the few Wall Street titans to thrive during the financial crisis—was charged with deceiving clients by selling them mortgage securities secretly designed by a hedge-fund firm run by John Paulson, who made a killing betting on the housing market's collapse.

I once studied Rothbard's America's Great Depression in Voxiversity II. During the discussions, I remarked that Wall Street is very much centered on making money, rather than providing anything of value.

I guess this proves my point.


Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm the thread killer?

Sebastian (and others) are noticing that the state of Alabama is making a change to NFA laws in that state, namely that SBR can now be owned. Now, this makes total sense, 'specially if you follow NFA goings-on. But my spidey sense goes off when folks start crediting the NRA for helping out class III owners.

points out that the original language of the bill was so shitty, that the NRA had to step in and correct it before it went to the senate. Great .... I applaud that they were paying attention.

But this is touted as the NRA 'helping' class III owners? Thanks, but no thanks.

Meanwhile, there are a handful of states where NFA weapons are illegal at the state level. Why is the NRA-ILA not agitating to legalize NFA weapons in those states. Why are they not pushing Michigan to legalize supressors, since machineguns are already legal there? Why are they not pressuring A-rated legislators in Illinois to allow class III firearms like 3/4 of the country already does? Why?

Because they don't care.

It is my belief that anything the NRA does that helps NFA owners is only superficial, and occurs only when to not help would make them look bad.

Remember, the NRA allowed machinegun owners to be sacrificed on the alter of pragmatism. Until they undo that, I will not forget.



Yeah, I'm allergic to execution, too:

“One of the things the Ohio Constitution guarantees is that he has a quick and painless execution,’’ said defense attorney Kathleen McGarry.

“If he’s going to react to the anesthetic drugs in such a manner that he’s going to have a violent reaction, either vomiting or seizures or whatever the spectrum is that could happen, then obviously the execution has problems,’’ she said.

I'll bet his victim had an allergic reaction to being raped and strangled.

If you want a nice clean execution, may I suggest a .22lr, applied to the medula oblongata. Repeat as necessary.



Further regulate the inanimate object (easy) rather than deal with the miscreant misusing it (hard):

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signed off on a new policy regulating how privately owned guns can be carried or stored on U.S. military installations.
Yeah, more regulations ...... that'll stop those pesky jihadists.


Here is what would make me join the NRA.

We here at the NRA-ILA have made a decision that it's high time that the NRA had a list of goals. Definite goals, not just lip service to 'protecting your gun rights'. With this philosophy in mind, here are the legislative goals that the NRA has for the next 10 years:

1. We will actively work to pass legislation which will bring shall-issue carry permits to states where may-issue is the law.

2. We will actively work to pass legislation which will bring constitutional open-carry to states in which shall-issue is the law.

3. We will actively work to pass legislation repealing the Hughes amendment to the Gun Control Act, allowing the ownership of newly-manufactured automatic weapons, as well as the generation of new revenue through the purchase of tax stamps.

Now, that'd be a start, and I'd join ... oh yes, I'd join!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Open Carry activism

Seems the media is noticing a bit more:

Nevada is a better place than most for Farrell because it is "an open--carry state." Nevada reiterates the right to bear arms in its constitution and does not have blanket restrictions on law-abiding citizens’ open carrying of firearms.

But both of the citizens reported on describe ... objectionable ... encounters with law enforcement.

You would think that out of all this open carrying, there'd be buckets and buckets of death just falling from the sky.

But it never seems to come.



Commenter wisdom

I've mentioned before that I read some blogs just to read the comments. Say Uncle is one of those. In a post about an NFA victory, commenter hellferbreakfast had this:

If a conservative doesn’t want to own a gun, he doesn’t buy one. A lib, on the other hand thinks just because he doesn’t want one, they should be banned.

The ultimate in projection.

And when it's all said and done, isn't that what progressivism is all about?


Happy tax day

Enjoy ...... or whatever.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cats .....

I don't like my cats this much (nor my dog, for that matter), but my wife does.



David Codrea looks at the bozos at Newsweek, and how they're bleating about things:

They have a meme to promulgate, and they dive into it like the skilled propagandists they are, evoking imagery from "Nazi garb" to "white robes" as a reaction to "the nation's first African-American president," and weaving all of that into the latest smear, that the upcoming Second Amendment March is being held to commemorate the Oklahoma City bombing or some such.

This brought to mind something that I've thought about for a long time (and seen in practice).

These people are propogandists; they have their world-view and they're using their wordsmithery to convince you.

No, they're not wordsmiths the caliber of Twain .... or Hemmingway ..... or even Mencken. They're more like Goebbels ...... mean and petty, but very, very effective.

And the hits keep on comin' .....

Saw this on WND this morning ...... you should read it:

"Being innocent is simply not enough for the government," Denise Simon, a 50-year-old mother of six, wrote in a suicide note posted on a memorial Web site set up by her widower.

So the government waits until the husband is out of town the country, with only a 50 year-old woman and 10 year-old child at home, and then decide to raid a home.


And no, they haven't been charged with anything ..... still under 'investigation', don't ya know.

The government needs to think very, very hard about how it's doing business.


Her vote cancels your vote

God help us .......


JPFO Alert

Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Rule one .....

Sorry about the violation ....... the combination of side effects and this damnable pollen put me down for a couple of days.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Voting Dem has consequences!

h/t to Alan! Probably the funniest 38 seconds you'll spend today!



Nobody said that criminals were the sharpest crayons in the box!

h/t Ace

Calling Senator Putz ......

Here is how Democrat senators treat their constituents:

Twelve-year-old war protester Frankie Hughes was arrested late Wednesday for trespassing after she allegedly refused to leave U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's Des Moines office.

The Sen Tom Harkins? The hell you say! And the youngsters mom was ticketed for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

This might be instructive, to have an anti-war Democrat senator have arrested a young anti-war protestor. Keep this one close.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Who needs the free market?

Seems like it's the military:

Some of the most effective intelligence tools used in combat today, data mining and predictive analysis, were invented a century ago to support the development of junk mail. Who knew? For decades, the statistical tools used to determine who to send junk mail to (so the sender would make a profit) were not much use to the military. Then came cheaper, and more powerful computers, and the development of data mining and analysis tools. This made a big difference, because the more data you have to work with, the easier it is to predict things. This has been known for centuries.

Junk mail, huh? Those pesky free-market entrepreneurs again.

You know, there will always be those who will try to cheat, and steal, and lie their way into your money. The free market will actively work to rid itself of those individuals.



And who actually saw any of this coming?

Mass bankruptcy is certainly costly, but the only relevant point is that it is much less costly than the greater number of bankruptcies that will eventually follow combined with the immense costs of the futile atttempts to stave it off that will do little more than delay it for a time.

Remember ..... it really doesn't matter who saw this coming. It's that our system wishfully thinks it can prevent what has to happen.

The market will not be denied.



The Air Marshall Service, that is:

We now have approximately 4,000 in the Federal Air Marshals Service, yet they have made an average of just 4.2 arrests a year since 2001. This comes out to an average of about one arrest a year per 1,000 employees.

Now, let me make that clear. Their thousands of employees are not making one arrest per year each. They are averaging slightly over four arrests each year by the entire agency. In other words, we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest. Let me repeat that: we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest.

I have an idea ..... lets start hiring former military to work as flight attendants, and let the Air Marshall Service just go away.

h/t Alan


Thursday, April 8, 2010

It just keeps getting bett ... , er I mean, worse

The first guilty plea is in regarding the Danziger Bridge Shootout:

A New Orleans police officer who fired his gun at civilians on the Danziger Bridge a week after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday, offering a chilling account of what transpired on the bridge that early September day in 2005.

But don't worry. Law enforcement will protect you. Oh, wait .....


Hmmmm ...

I've read this woman's work before (can't remember where), and there are a lot of analyses of Barack Obama. This one is pretty good:

Frankly, every time I see Obama, I catch a glimpse of the man who mugged me.

And that, to me, is the true danger and horror and shock of Barack.

h/t Mike V.


Tit for tat

Let's take a moment and engage in some thought.

Take the senators in Washington. Find the most liberal senator, and match him (or her) up with the most conservative senator. Then compare.

Is the conservative senator as conservative as the liberal senator is liberal?

Didn't think so. It's no wonder we're doomed.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gun control bleg

Does anyone have a copy of Lethal Logic by Dennis Henigan?


And you thought Threepers were nuts

Walter Williams has this editorial in WND:

I believe we are nearing a point where there are enough irreconcilable differences between those Americans who want to control other Americans and those Americans who want to be left alone that separation is the only peaceable alternative.
Maybe the Threepers are on to something.



to the JPFO alert.

In the speech he'd like Sarah Palin to deliver to the NRA convention, he indicates that the NRA needs to be more forceful and more demanding than they are now. In short, they need to be more like JPFO (or GOA).

And I can't say I disagree.

The NRA is, in fact, the 800lb gorilla - the acknowledged leader in the fight for firearm rights. But their advocacy only extends so far, and their actions are much more measured than a lot of firearm owners.

There has been a lot of discussion about how the NRA wasn't on board with the Heller fight until it looked like it might be a winner. They took credit for cases filed by the Second Amendment Foundation after the Katrina disaster, cases they didn't join until they looked like winners. They've even lobbied against carry legislation in various locales (Illinois, Iowa) because the legislation didn't meet with their idea of a 'good bill'. So they're rabid defenders of your gun rights ..... as long as they're confident they'll win (or not be embarrassed).

Why is this? Do they not understand that it's the more radical members of the firearms community who are the most passionate, the most tenacious of the second amendment supporters? The guy who likes to (and can afford to!) shoot machine guns is the most concerned with all gun rights, from the person who owns a firearm for home protection to the concealed carry advocate to the hunter?

In my opinion, AAC suppressors has done more to normalize that particular facet of class III weaponry (and suppressors aren't even a weapon!) than the NRA will ever do.

It's time for the NRA to take the gloves off and win this fight once and for all. Call for the repeal of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Call for the repeal of the National Firearms Act. Call for the dismantling of the BATFE. Call for the enforcement of crime laws.

If you've got the stomach for it.


JPFO Alert

The speech Sarah Palin should give to the NRA.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The immigration thing

In this country, we have legal immigration opportunities; yes, they're flawed, but they do exist.

With this in mind, Americans should not tolerate illegal immigration. Chucky Schumer and Lindsay Graham are sponsoring a bill that would legalize all of the illegal immigrants currently in the country.

Presumably, one of those would be the alien who killed Robert Krentz.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Talking point for the electorate

We should all be lining up at our congresscritter' office, waiting to recite this:

One way or another, ObamaCare won’t last far beyond the point where your kids go bankrupt trying to pay for it. The American entitlement state is the world’s tallest, shakiest house of cards. We can find the strength and self-respect to repeal this garbage now, or weep in shame and confusion when it implodes, after years of increasing poverty and decreasing public health.
Yes, we can find the strength ..... or weep.


We are everywhere

Found at Mike's site:

And here's the link to the original, animated gifs.

Are we naked yet?

Oleg has a great post:

In short, anyone who wishes others stripped -- of clothes or privacy or arms -- is merely acting as a rapist by proxy. They might not yet violate others bodily but their purpose and motive is the same: control and psychological subjugation of others. So even if you go unarmed by choice, be sure to reject those who would make your way of life compulsory.

RTWT to see how he got here!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

What is a threat?

And more specifically, the difference between a threat and a promise.

I was recently going through some of Joe Huffman's posts, and I came upon one about Threepers. As usual, it was an excellent post, but I believe the value is in the comments. Some of the commenters asked a fundamental question:

Is carrying a firearm in and of itself, a threat of violence?

Most people know what a threat is, kids especially. 'If you don't eat your peas, I'm going to throw all of your Easter candy away.' Adults as well: 'If you don't give me all of your money, I'll cut you.'

Here's the promise: 'If you eat your peas, I'll take you to the park.' 'If you try to do me harm, I will shoot you.'

See the subtle, yet oh so distinct difference? I knew you could.

What caught my eye was that the question was posed in the context of threepers. It's my opinion that those who disagree with the threeper philosophy misrepresent intentionally their principles. The most glaring is the idea of 'No Ft Sumpter's'.

The threeper philosophy, to me, is one that stands against an out-of-control government, particularly the ATF, and letting that government know that 'We know what you did, and if you do it again we will retaliate.'

It's a promise .... not a threat.


Friday, April 2, 2010


The 8-bit Floyd!

By this guy ....... h/t Ace.


Brother Griggs has more

Part 2 of the Hutaree saga, by way of another FBI 'sting':

In broad outline, this is what most likely happened within Michigan's Hutaree militia during the past couple of years, a period during which -- as federal authorities now admit -- the group was infiltrated by both an undercover FBI agent and a "cooperating witness."

One of the FBI's plants, significantly, "posed as someone who could provide the group with custom-made explosives," observes the Detroit News.


It's just my opinion, but when a government informant provides information to perform one of the things that the group is indicted for, the whole government case should be thrown out.


You know, to teach the government that there are rules.


This man gets it.

Can't remember where I got this (probably Sipsey St), but we all need to hear:

The first thing that must be understood is that while the murder of any human being is the most serious crime one can commit, it is not necessarily a crime to kill a police officer.

Defensive use of lethal force against criminal aggression is morally legitimate and legally protected, even -- no, make that "especially" -- when the aggressor is clothed in the habiliments of the state's punitive priesthood.
This is not the view of some obscure, unsavory self-styled Christian militia group from Michigan. It is the long-established view of the United States Supreme Court as expressed more than a century ago in the ruling John Bad Elk v. The United States.
Is this harsh? Yes, but it's true. John Bad Elk had it particularly rough, and defended himself from a corrupt cop.

Oh, the Hutaree trial will be most interesting.


10 minutes of awesome

True, he's not much of a Republican, but he can sure speak a great line!



A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Security from ....... an over-reach of government?


The Code of Silence

The Danziger Seven are going to prison, or so it seems:

Yesterday one of the shooters was charged with obstruction of justice and knowledge of a crime. Michael Hunter, 33, is the first police officer present when the killings happened to face a court.
And this comes from a British paper.

When this is over, it will stand as a shining example of just how out of touch with the public they are sworn to protect they are.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Did my duty today ....... answered question 1.