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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

h/t Darleen


This ...

... is a bad idea:

A Houston area law enforcement agency is prepared to launch an unmanned drone that could someday carry weapons, Local 2 Investigates reported Friday.

I weep for our country that anyone is in support of this.


I'm confused ...

...the internet is made of CATS! the internet is made of CATS! CATS! CATS! CATS!!!!!!!!!!

Because of this, ;lkjdasfoiuwerjj;ladfioul.

CATS! CATS! CATS!!!!eleventy!!!!!!!

You keep using that word ...

... I do not think it means what you think it means:

Through a tip, PJ Media learned that Kevin O’Reilly was unexpectedly named director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq). Long-time INL-Iraq employee Virginia Ramadan had been expected to get the position — many were quite surprised when she did not.

On October 21, PJ Media reporter Patrick Richardson called the number for Office of the Director, INL-Iraq:

1-240-553-0581, ext. 3275

Richardson reached a voicemail message confirming that it was indeed the correct number. He left a message that was not returned.

On Monday Richardson called again, and an assistant answered. Richardson asked to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, and the assistant asked who was calling. Richardson gave his name and stated he was with PJ Media.

The assistant said O’Reilly was currently on a conference call, and asked if Richardson wanted to leave a message. Richardson gave his phone number. His call was not returned.

The next day, the outgoing phone message noted that the number was out of service. I guess it's hard to find good help these days .....

It's also interesting to note that INL-Iraq is a part of the State Dept, which is headed by none other than Hillary Clinton, who is no stranger to cover-ups.

Rep Issa's work is cut out for him.


Maybe Sebastian has a point ...

... the FBI wouldn't be the ideal agency to oversee the NFA and GCA:

Sometime in 2012, I will begin the ninth year of my life under an FBI gag order, which began when I received what is known as a national security letter at the small Internet service provider I owned. On that day in 2004 (the exact date is redacted from court papers, so I can’t reveal it), an FBI agent came to my office and handed me a letter. It demanded that I turn over information about one of my clients and forbade me from telling “any person” that the government had approached me.

It's mostly unrelated, but goes to show just how far the FBI will take a bad law and turn it into monstrous enforcement.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Mencken knew what he was talking about

When he said "The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels."

Apparently, the couple who named their children Adolph Hitler have lost custody of their 3 children:

Parents who named two of their children "Adolf Hitler" and "Aryan Nation" lost custody of all three of their children Thursday, even though they say a New Jersey appeals court found no evidence of abuse, ruling the children have been taken away without cause, MyFoxPhilly reports.
Even though the appeals court found no cause to take the kids, they found that there was "domestic violence: in the home, so it's OK to remove kids from the home.

My wife has worked in the DFACS world, and I've told her many times that anyone coming to my house to get my kid will be met in the driveway with the heaviest weaponry I can muster. Maybe that sounds a bit 17th century, but you do not fuck with my kids.


Hey ...

... fair is fair:

The Richmond Tea Party wants its money back from the city of Richmond for the cost of permits and other fees to use the same area in which Occupy Richmond has settled for nearly the past two weeks for free.

The local branch of the Tea Party says it should be reimbursed for all the fees accrued and paid over the past three years for use of Kanawha Plaza, a city-owned square across from the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and a few blocks from Virginia state capitol buildings. Occupy Richmond, an affiliate with the Occupy Wall Street movement, moved into the square on October 15 and has not been charged a bill from the city.

Goose, meet gander .....


Common sense ...

Update: Guilty

... unfortunately isn't that common:

The judge presiding at the homicide trial of gun rights advocate Jesus Gonzalez ruled Wednesday he will instruct the jury on self-defense even though Gonzalez didn't testify or even raise the issue at trial.

Gonzalez, 24, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the May 9, 2010, shootings of Danny John, 29, and Jared Corn, 22, outside Mamie's bar on the south side. John died; Corn was left paralyzed.

Gonzalez is an open carry advocate who has been arrested a couple of times but not charged.

What I think is interesting is that the judge is ruling this way because, apparently, some of the prosecution testimony causes the self-defense ruling to apply, even though Gonzalez didn't raise the issue.

Good to know that a judge somewhere is keeping tabs on things.


You can talk the talk ...

... or you can walk the walk (or "Why Ron Paul gets my vote"):

No. 2, says Pruett, was that the practice would not participate in any federal health programs, which meant, as Paul described it, "that we will see all Medicare and Medicaid patients free of charge, and they will be treated just like all of our other patients, but we're not going to charge them and accept federal funds."

Still in debt from his medical training, Pruett said that was a little harder for him to swallow. "But I liked Ron, so I decided I would agree to that, too. And in all those 20 years, we never accepted one penny of federal money. We saw all those patients for free, delivered their babies for free, did their surgeries free; whatever they needed we did, and we didn't charge them."

I could give a flying fuck about Ron Paul's foreign policy stance or that he's reported to be an anti-semite. He knows why the country has gone off the rails, and he's the only candidate that I see that will try to do something about it.


SWAT teams, I fear ...

... have jumped the shark:

The Seattle Police Department and the mayor's office have repeatedly insisted that marijuana possession, per city law, is the lowest law enforcement priority. They also adhere, they say, to a state law that makes it legal for authorized patients to use and grow marijuana.

But last night provided evidence that Seattle police are willing to invest tremendous resources in the smallest of pot cases—even cases where the pot is legal—and the mayor’s office will remain silent.

They did this by sending a drug dog to sniff the gent's front door (of an apartment), the sending the SWAT team to execute a search warrant. The "perpetrator"?

A 50 year-old disabled Airborne Ranger with medical authorization to grow marijuana for his condition. The police found?

Two 12-inch high marijuana plants.

Two ...

Now, forgive me if I'm a bit ignorant about Seattle laws, but surely there is some sort of registry by which the cops could have known in advance that this gentleman was a legal marijuana user, right? Right?!

Either way, it's time that SWAT teams have their leashes put back on, and their funding eliminated.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

The new civility ,,,

... how's that working out for you?
Actor Orlando Jones on Saturday celebrated the death of Libya's Moammar Gaddafi by taking to his Twitter account and calling for American liberals to kill Sarah Palin.

"Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin"

I'm not sure about anyone else, but I think I'd be making a visit to Mr Jones ...

And Twitter needs to cancel his account.


Again, it only makes sense ...

... if you're the government:

Sheehan and her attorney, Michael Dowd, still have an appeals process to deal with to try to get Sheehan acquitted of the criminal possession of a weapon charge she was convicted of in the self-defense shooting of her husband Raymond in February of 2008.

"It doesn't make sense," Henry said. "You've been acquitted, but you're guilty of having a gun?" That potential legal conflict is likely to be the crux of Dowd's appeal argument for his client.

This regarding the woman who killed her police officer husband after claiming years of abuse. In my mind, if there's credible evidence that the husband did abuse her, the fact that she used his own weapons (two of them!) to kill him and that she killed him while he was brushing his teeth is irrelevant. She had suffered abuse, and was likely to suffer abuse in the future.

Why can't people understand things like this?


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It only makes sense ...

... if you're the government:

The U.S. government unconstitutionally prohibits people who hold state-issued medical marijuana cards from buying guns, says a medical technician who was not allowed to buy a gun for self-defense.

S. Rowan Wilson sued the U.S. attorney general and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Federal Court, challenging Section 922(g)(3) of the federal criminal code, which "prohibits law-abiding adults who have obtained medical marijuana cards pursuant to state law from lawfully purchasing what the Supreme Court has called 'the quintessential self-defense weapon' and 'the most popular weapon chosen by Americans for self-defense in the home,'" (citing District of Columbia v Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 128 S. Ct. at 2818.)

I know that most of the Elmer Fudds in the NRA won't agree with me, but if a state authorizes the use of marijuana under certain conditions, the feds really don't have a leg to stand on as far as banning things.

I also understand that the way the feds read the constitution is nothing at all like the way I read the constitution.

Oh, to live in a society in which citizens are held accountable for their actions, not the things they own ...


This ...

... is close to my heart:

Having spent much of his adult life coping with multiple sclerosis and trying various medical options, former talk show host Montel Williams decided an experimental -- and controversial -- treatment was worth the risk: liberation therapy.

"The only way I can figure out whether or not this works is if I do it myself," he said of the June 30 medical procedure, which involved a balloon angioplasty to open three narrowed veins in his neck and chest.

The procedure is called liberation therapy, and it was brought to the worlds' attention by Dr Paolo Zamboni of Italy. Like Montel Williams, most (if not all) of his initial patients showed immediate relief of symptoms.

Unfortunately, the medical community is divided as to the benefit of the therapy. My own neurologist admits that it may be beneficial, but that in this country, it is prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, there are studies being done now to actually find out what's what.

Of course, the free market comes to the rescue sort of - you can get package deals to fly to Romania (or some other such country), have the tests and the angioplasty, and a couple of days recuperation and observation (airfare included) for $5-6,000.

I have been tempted. I'll settle for watching the progress of the studies for now.


Unpossible ...

... handguns are banned in New York City:

Bullets are flying over Broadway -- and everywhere else in the city.

The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago -- to 56 from 22 over the same week last year -- and spiked 28 percent in the last month.

Last week tallied another increase in victims -- 22 people had been hit through Friday, including the three victims gunned down outside a Brooklyn school Friday.

How could this happen? Just because the police are keeping the OWS whiners in check ...


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

JPFO alert

Trick or Treat for Freedom

Contempt of cop ...

... may suffer a setback:

Erich Campbell’s offense was clearly contempt of cop. A police officer forgot his priorities and took offense at a “law breaker” who dared to warn other potential lawbreakers. What’s missing, of course, is any evidence that anything Campbell did was illegal or actually interfered in any real way with the officer. That, no doubt, is ultimately why Campbell’s citation was dismissed. That is also why the police agency involved should carefully review its training and procedures.

Campbell may very well win his class-action suit. If he does, whether some police realize it or not, it will be a defeat for unprofessional, contempt of cop outbursts, and a victory for professional policing and positive police-community relations.

Mike is an excellent co-blogger with Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee. Look for him there.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Vox Day ...

... has it exactly right:

Good for him. I wouldn't have any problem with his actions if he had killed both women after they were "incapacitated". Police commit "justifiable homicide" in far less dangerous circumstances all the time and are infamous for firing dozens of shots after their target is already down. It's simply not always possible to turn off the adrenaline-fueled aggression, particularly if you aren't sufficiently accustomed to experiencing it.

And more importantly, once you attack someone unprovoked, all bets are off and you merit no protection from the law. The fact that the attackers were women is irrelevant, a two-on-one attack absolutely merited such a vigorous response.

This regarding the incident where a McDonald's employee beat two customers senseless when they jumped over the counter and attacked him. I guess they had no idea that the employee is an ex-con, and that he probably knows a thing or two about dealing with aggressors.

This is my main reason I don't try to carry less-than-lethal products like Sebastian does - once an attack has been started by someone else, it is incumbent on you to end it. When someone invades your personal space, your hand should go to your handgun, not your pepper spray.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Why are the Left ...

... so violent:

A federal judge has ruled that individuals do not have the privilege under Washington state's open records procedures to keep their names secret when they sign a ballot issue petition – even if they are facing death threats because of that signature.
I know we should expect the malcontents of the Left to do these kinds of things. I also think we should be letting them know that their threats have consequences.

For example; though the article doesn't name it, there is a group of individuals who entered this legal action against the petition signers. They need to be made aware that they own these threats and that they will be held personally accountable for anything that happens to any petition signer.*

Second, when uninvolved family members are threatened, the gloves need to come off, and there needs to be, in my opinion, some judicious pre-emptive force applied.

These leftist thugs only think they know how the world works. Homosexual activists wanted the names so that they could engage in "uncomfortable conversations". What they don't understand is that freedom of speech on their part is not a requirement to listen on my part.


*The first person to bully my daughter will become her guardian angel, because of anything happens to her, I'm coming for the bully.

If ever there was a case of "nothing to see here" ...

... this would be it:

Collier County Sheriff's officials say a clerk at a 24-hour food store shot and killed a man who attempted to rob her and take her 1-year-old daughter.

Mosbach says the clerk shot the man as he headed toward the door with the child. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.

See, nothing to see ... move along. Just as it should be.


Al Gore ...

... lying ManBearPig?

Mr. Gore’s Climate 101 experiment is falsified, and could not work given the equipment he specified. If they actually tried to perform the experiment themselves, perhaps this is why they had to resort to stagecraft in the studio to fake the temperature rise on the split screen thermometers.

The experiment as presented by Al Gore and Bill Nye “the science guy” is a failure, and not representative of the greenhouse effect related to CO2 in our atmosphere. The video as presented, is not only faked in post production, the premise is also false and could never work with the equipment they demonstrated. Even with superior measurement equipment it doesn’t work, but more importantly, it couldn’t work as advertised.

Mr Watts tried to duplicate Gore's experiment as closely as possible, and did it 7 different ways, and in none of them did he get the results that Gore claims to have gotten. RTWT


Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's almost like ...

... the police don't care:

Atlanta police are launching an internal investigation into the case of a woman who was arrested by mistake and held in jail for nearly two months, Channel 2 Action News reports.

Police are seeking to determine what happened and if any policies or procedures were violated in the arrest of Teresa Culpepper, who spent 53 days wrongfully incarcerated in Fulton County Jail because she had the same name, Teresa, as a woman wanted by authorities.

The news station found the right woman, and even got her to come to court.

But don't worry, the police department will be found not to have done anything wrong, and the public need not fear a repeat. h/t Radley


Yeah ...

... you can't make this stuff up!

A man used a frozen armadillo to attack a 57-year old Pleasant Grove woman, Dallas police said.

According to investigators, the altercation occurred when the suspect was selling the carcass to the victim, who planned to eat the animal.

Looks like she got the meat for free! h/t Radley


I weep ...

... for this nation:

It is astonishing that after three full years of populist revolt against bipartisan big government, the best that the disloyal opposition can cough up is a telegenic B.S. artist who has the least credibility in the field when it comes to restraining, let alone cutting, the size of government.

Astonishing indeed.

Romney scares me so much, I would rather have Obama re-elected with a Republican house and senate than to have Romney as president with only a Republican house. In one breath he says he'll repeal Obamacare, then in the same breath maintain that MA loves Romneycare (upon which Obamacare was based).

But it is with regards to the Second Amendment that I believe Romney is the greatest threat. He has repeatedly sung the praises of MA's stringent (nay, draconian) gun control laws, and that he's in no mood to change them in any way. Does anyone believe that he won't be just as antagonistic on a national level? Anyone?

I know that a lot of folks are down on Ron Paul because of his foreign policy stances, but consider this: he would be forever at odds with the collectivists of both parties, guaranteeing that nothing really bad happens for four years.

And there just might be some good come of a President Paul. h/t Jeff


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm not sure ...

... I really care.

The political debates aren't helping to inform anyone about the candidates; they're merely showing which candidate is the best debater. Debate rules, time limits to answer, advocate moderators ... what do you expect?

I'm not even sure that debates are the correct way to differentiate between candidates. In a debate, you're guaranteed to not get anything but sound-bite answers, when a thorough discussion is what's needed.

A pox on all their houses ...


Wow ...

... didn't see that coming:

CEI has learned of a UN plan recently put in place to hide official correspondence on non-governmental accounts, which correspondence a federal inspector general has already confirmed are subject to FOIA. This ‘cloud’ serves as a dead-drop of sorts for discussions by U.S. government employees over the next report being produced by the scandal-plagued IPCC, which is funded with millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

I suppose it would be too much to ask for Republican candidates for president to address what they would do about this if elected (may I suggest "defund"). Of course, they won't, since they let dedicated leftists ask them questions rather than the conservative electorate.

It's kinda like asking the NRA why they hate class III owners ... h/t Ace


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One of my all-time ...

... favorites:

This has what I consider to be one of the three or four best guitar solos ... ever. I've heard that one of the hallmarks of a good solo is that the phrasing is excellent; that is, the ability of the human voice to "track" the notes. Regardless, it's good ... really good.

Now Rob Halford sounds like he's slipping a little ... his highs sound strained. They're still way better than Metallica!


I almost forgot ...

... Sebastian has updated completely changed his blog! It's now PA Gun Blog, and I have to say I like the new look.


What caliber ...

... for dinosaur?

Maybe so, Una riposted, but this guy is still a walking meat snack. Seriously, taking out a T. rex with a 9mm pistol? You might as well try it with an ice pick. Even with a 12-gauge shotgun you'd be taking a chance.

Interesting discussion on killing a T Rex and caliber rating system. h/t Ace's overnight thread


Monday, October 17, 2011

Drug smugglers ...

... may not be that dumb after all:

The parking meters on International Street, which hugs the border fence in Nogales, cost 25 cents. Smugglers in Mexico tunneled under the fence and under the metered parking spaces, and then carefully cut neat rectangles out of the pavement. Their confederates on the U.S. side would park false-bottomed vehicles in the spaces above the holes, feed the meters, and then wait while the underground smugglers stuffed their cars full of drugs from below.

Homeland Security's solution?

Get rid of the meters. We are sooo fucked.


Wow ...

... I did not know this:

Meet the Roberts electric car. Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge — exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt — the much-touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called “not a step forward, but a leap forward.”
Yes, some 115 years before the Chevy Volt, it still gets the same number of miles per charge as the modern Volt.

Seems like electric vehicles don't develop at all.


You can't use cash ...

... at a junk dealer?

“… Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. ” The law then states that “A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property. Payment shall be made in the form of check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller of the junk or used or secondhand property…”

I could almost see "junk dealer's" falling over themselves to test this one ...


Saturday, October 15, 2011

How cool ...

... is this?

h/t Radley

It seems ...

... we're losing in the "grassroots".

I realize that some pro-gun and conservative types have a problem registering to vote on the White House’s Petition Site, not wanting to give the administration their email address and zip-code even though they already have our IRS history. But we’ve got to get over it, my friends! While I realize that winning a petition on this site will have no real effect, losing on an issue will bolster our opposition to claim they they actually have a grassroots following. Which they really don’t, so let’s prove it.

You'll accept my apologies if you've not heard about this already; excuse is now gone.



Friday, October 14, 2011

This is, of course ...

... awesome:

“A truly proud country doesn’t measure itself by the things in creates, but rather by the power it grants to union bosses and politicians.” — things nobody has ever said.

That's about right.


Don't worry ...

... I'm sure the officer was completely justified:

Yandle stepped outside to meet with the officers. He said he closed the door and left his four children inside the house with Bucky. But the dog ran out because his 3-year-old son opened the door.

Bucky got agitated as police were talking to Yandle. Although he insists the dog did not lunge at or attack any of the officers, one of the officers shot and killed him.

Seems like police are more interested in staying safe rather than deal effectively with a situation. h/t Radley


This is tedious ...

... being eternally vigilant:

The mobs will kill you to take what they believe they're owed. They'll do it in the name of a social "contract" you've never signed. They'll do it en masse, with rage in their eyes and Marxist slogans on their lips.

When the occupation gets to your lawn, remember that.

I just hope the Occupation never gets this far, because I know how that will end.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

it's sad ...

... until you start thinking about it; then it infuriates:

It is time to name names, as they say. The man who actually physically raped Sephora Davis at knife point on December 8, 2003 is named Eric Harder. He was, and perhaps is, a police informant. As far as I know he still lives in Mount Morris, New York. About six weeks later he and a then Mount Morris police officer named Dana Carson, who remains a police officer in Geneseo, New York, conspired to fabricate evidence and commit perjury to implicate Sephora in an armed robbery and “kidnapping” that took place in the hours after Harder had raped her. Other police officers were involved, though I can’t identify them specifically based on particular evidence. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that the Livingston County District Attorney, Tom Moran, knew about and participated in this conspiracy from the beginning, perhaps even orchestrating it. In any case it is 100% certain that Moran at the very least became aware that the criminal charges against Sephora Davis were based on perjury and fabrication but continued prosecuting her anyway. Moran is still the Livingston County District Attorney, but – of course – he is running for judge this year (although the Monroe County Bar Association seems less than enthusiastic about that) as a Republican and presumably will win. He is just the kind of person who often becomes a New York State Supreme Court judge. His election will be perversely appropriate.

I'm going to have to put him in my reader so I can keep up with this. h/t Radley


All you need ...

... is the ear:

Sadly, I don't!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I didn't say I was a fan of Capitalism ...

... I said we'd make money:

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You can't spell "useful idiots" without idiots.


Inevitable ...

... that gun control would die a slow and painful death:

And speaking of technology-driven emancipation, we arrive at the thesis statement for today’s rant: the end of gun control is not politically or culturally driven, but was a historical inevitability that was written into the book of destiny by 1810 ...

That being the ease with which one might construct his own firearm, particularly when there is all sorts of CNC-controlled equipment out there.

Do not think for a minute that in a couple years' time that there will not be available on the interwebz complete specs and tool paths to build all parts of a weapon, including the barrel.

Mr Browning would approve.


No shit!

Robb Allen points to a workable business model.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Consider ...

... downloading this song.

You may not like Bocephus, but he's pissing off the right people!


Couple ends it all ...

... after living a fulfilling life:

The note also went on to say that Ravi and Deepa believed in the philosophy that their life belonged to them alone and they "had the right to choose death as much as they had the right to live" and they had travelled the world, made money and lived life to the fullest.

It's not a philosophy, that's reality. It's sad that the couple, being so young, decided it was time to shuffle off, but as long as they don't directly harm anyone else, I say more power.

Shame the government doesn't take a hint.


Video vigilante ...

... is very lucky:

His methods are simple. He lurks around an area of south Oklahoma City known for prostitution, waits for a prostitute to hop into the vehicle of a customer and follows the pair discreetly to their assignation. He waits for the right moment to pounce, flinging open the driver's side door to announce, "You're busted, buddy.
The first line of the story notes that after 15 years, Bates hasn't been shot. But the comments bring the jewel of the story:

Billjenks wrote:

Google Brian Bates areested—lol

Just desserts?! Heh.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Weird ...

... but funny, none the less!

h/t Radley

Except for the whining, paid demonstrating, union help, George Soros funding and shitting on police cars ...

... Occupy Wall Street are just like the Tea Party:

As these astroturfed spectacles gain more and more media attention, remember this: the Democrats, and the Obama Administration in particular, own this. And the problem with enlisting the aid of anti-Semitic Marxist anarchists to try to turn the “middle class” against the banks and corporations (incidentally, a necessary, manufactured and orchestrated step for bringing about a public outcry for socialism, according to Cloward-Piven and Alinsky), is that you can’t spell “useful idiots” without “idiots” — and at the end of the day, your revolutionary foot soldiers are precisely the kind of people who will erupt in violence, gin up race hatreds, give voice to anti-capitalist/anti-Semitic sentiment, and, of, course, begin taking dumps on cars
Yep, just like the Tea Party.


More folks ...

... having a hard time believing:

A lot of people are having a hard time embracing the theory that Operation Fast & Furious was nothing more than a backdoor attack on the second amendment. I understand why. It seems like too large a conspiracy to be believable and it's hard to wrap your head around that level of corruption and evil.

Then you read a story like this one.

I don't think it's hard at all. Ace's blog is a good one (at least to me); it's harder-edged but not crazy. So why is it hard to imagine the Left would act the way we contend that they do? Imagine, given the Left's desire for more and more control over ... everything, who do you think they would prefer to have a monopoly of force; the government, or the people? Think hard, I'll wait ...

It doesn't matter who Obama's been palling around with; this thinking is endemic to the Left of all stripes. One Dem says we should cancel a few elections; it's not a hard stretch to see that they would prefer to see private ownership of firearms to end.


Good and bad ...

... in Fullerton:

Acting Police Chief Kevin Hamilton publicly apologized Tuesday night for four narcotics detectives mistakenly entering the wrong house while searching for a suspect.

Hamilton, a captain filling in for the chief, who is on medical leave, also outlined during the City Council meeting several policy changes resulting from the incident.

Capt. Kevin Hamilton, Fullerton's acting police chief, made a public apology Tuesday to a family whose home was mistakenly entered by four detectives who were attempting to conduct a probation search. The man the police were looking for lived next door.
The good is, he apologized.

The bad is, he took almost a year to do it. And what about this:

"I'm thinking, 'Oh, God, don't let this be a home invasion,' " Nordell, a teacher at Anaheim Magnolia Christian School, said during the council meeting.

Google has lots of information on police impersonators invading homes. How long will it be before several officers are killed when a citizen reasonably mistakes them running around their house for burglars?


Sunday, October 9, 2011

This video ...

... has been floating about the right-o-sphere:

It exemplifies two very important points.

First, it points out just how incredibly stupid the protesters for Occupy Wall Street and their solidarity meetings are. A ten minute video where they ask if everyone is comfortable with having John Lewis speak, and then catering to the "block", and then having someone respond to the block, ad infinitum ad absurdium.

Second, it shows precisely why we don't live in a democracy, but rather in a constitutional republic. The "block" in this video is how the republic is supposed to work. Even though the whole nation is arrayed against your rights, it only takes one individual to assert those rights and the majority is thwarted.


Viral ...

... make it so, No 1:

h/t Mike at Sipsey Street Irregulars


Friday, October 7, 2011

Aaron comes through ...

... again with his monthly gun giveaway's!

JPFO alert

Out of the frying pan?

This ...

... will leave. A. Mark:
Don’t fight satire with legalese.

Meghan McCain seems to be learning this lesson the hard way after her plan to quiet a parody impersonator backfired.

I'm not going to quote any of the delicious language in the letter, but rather point you to it to read yourself. It is worth it!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Is this something?

I haven't really thought about it:

An Orange County jury of 12 found Walker guilty of first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm. In early July, Judge C. Jeffery Arnold sentenced Walker, who turns 21 later this month, to life in prison.

But in a highly unusual legal move that brings to mind the classic courtroom drama "12 Angry Men," Walker's defense attorney has asked the court to individually interview the jurors who found Walker guilty to determine their demeanor during deliberations and whether the defendant received a fair trial.

Defense attorneys say that one of the jurors, who is diabetic, was seen being helped out of the courthouse after the deliberations.

I don't know what the mental effects of low or high blood sugar are, but it seems to me that the defendant has a point.


Civil forfeiture

Radley brings us more information:

I'd give suggestions, but I'd get in trouble.


This does bring up some interesting points

How do you treat the footage?

In a Bay Area first, a fatal shooting by police in East Oakland was captured on video - not by a bystander with a camcorder or a smart phone but by the officer himself, who wore a city-issued camera on his chest.
Now, some are saying the police should have access to the video before file a report; others are saying that is a no-no. I tend toward the don't-let-them-look side, so that the police can't make their story fit what the video shows. Some might say that in a really bad shoot, you simply look like you're trying to make shit up to match the video, but how is one to know it's a bad shoot? h/t Radley


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

That day ...

... it's coming soon:

A Metro Atlanta police officer is accused of being out of control and assaulting the citizens he was sworn to serve and protect.

CBS Atlanta News has obtained more than 500 pages of internal affairs complaints lodged against Clayton County police officer Michael Hobbs in the last five years.

Chief Investigative Reporter Wendy Saltzman found dozens of use-of-force reports brushed aside by Clayton County internal affairs, including claims Hobbs is terrorizing citizens.

Anyone remember Sgt Gary Vann? h/t Radley


Did I mention that I couldn't vote for Rick Perry?

This is why:

Texas prosecutors agreed Monday to release an Austin man sentenced to life in prison in the 1986 beating death of his wife in 1986 after new DNA tests showed another man was likely responsible.

Michael Morton's case will likely raise more questions about Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley, a Gov. Rick Perry appointee whose tenure on the Texas Forensic Science Commission has been controversial. Bradley has been critical of the commission's investigation of the Cameron Todd Willingham case.

Yep, he's a statist and will never get my support.


This ...

... is a great rant!

Wow. I wonder what value I could’ve been adding to my company during that instead of creating multiple phone book sized reconcilliations that no government employee will actually ever read. However, if I’d failed to spend hundreds of hours producing these useless documents, we’d have gotten fined and put out of business.

And he's just getting warmed up!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thanks ...

... to everyone who donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation during Ambulance Driver's Kilted to Kick Cancer drive.

I don't know how much I pulled in (maybe none!) but I know that a lot of folks asked me about what I was doing.


JPFO alert

Is this going too far?

This is a poll, but go to the link and watch the video ... worth your time.

I'm going to go out on a limb ...

and point out that Muslims are a gang of ignorant, goat-humping neanderthals who deserve to be blown from the face of the earth:

Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani will be put to death for several charges of rape and extortion, charges that differ greatly from his original sentence of apostasy, the semi official Fars News agency reported Friday.

In a translated Iranian Supreme Court brief from 2010 the charge of apostasy, however, is the only charge leveled against Nadarkhani.

That's right, charge and convict a man of apostasy, but execute him for ... rape. Because that makes all the sense in the world.

Some religion of peace you got there ... I hope you die in a thermonuclear-generated fire. And all of you US muzzies ... stay silent about the abuses of your "religion". Believe me, you'll live to regret it.


Monday, October 3, 2011

PBS has something maybe ... interesting

Discussing Prohibition, and some note that they're talking about right now:

In other words, “Prohibition” is, to an almost mischievous extent, an investigative report about 2011.

Historian Catherine Gilbert Murdock, who provides a feminist voice to Burns and Novick’s film, says, of the times that gave rise to the dry movement, “There is a belief in human perfectibility -- that humans can be perfect and alcohol is the fly in the ointment. You could have a perfect marriage if it weren’t for alcohol. You could you have a perfect husband if it weren’t for alcohol. You could have a perfect community if it weren’t for alcohol.”

And if you want perfection, who better to supply it than the federal government?

I have my DVR set ... you do the same.



They said you can't get rid of that many illegals:

In Montgomery County, more than 200 Hispanic students were absent the morning after the judge's Wednesday ruling. A handful withdrew.

In tiny Albertville, 35 students withdrew in one day. And about 20 students in Shelby County, in suburban Birmingham, either withdrew or told teachers they were leaving.

I guess they've never heard of Operation Wetback.


About al-Awlaki ...

There's a bit of carping about the al-Awlaki assassination from some of the usual suspects, and for the most part I have to agree: it's a slippery slope when we start assassinating American citizens.*

Here's what I don't understand, given the governments' ability to throw money at a problem. If they had wanted to take out an American citizen (and justifiably so, in this case), how hard would it have been to actually try al-Awlaki in absentia? And I'm sure the ACLU would come to his defense. Is there any doubt that he would be found guilty of something rating the death penalty?

I know this seems like a formality, but it's a formality the government should be required to go through. If they go through the formality, then it's out in the open, and the citizenry can decide if it's a good idea or not.


* Yes, I know al-Awlaki was a bad dude, intent on killing his fellow American citizens. But he was an American citizen and he deserves all the rights and priveledges that an American citizen is due, else being an American citizen is meaningless.

Be careful ...

... you never know who'll take offense:

An Arizona man has filed a federal lawsuit against some of the state's top judges, claiming they're taking away his freedom of speech and right to own firearms, all because someone didn't like what he wrote on his blog.

"You can't suspend someone's constitutional rights [for blogging]," said Mike Palmer, who is bringing forth the legal action. "

Oh, apparently they can ... because they did!

There's some dispute about whether he crossed the line, but in order to violate a persons' constitutional rights, you'd think there would have been an actual hearing, ya know - not just some woman whining that "he's being mean to me".

I guess that's just how far we've strayed from the founders' republic.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Best job in the world?

The girl who turns on your hearing apparatus:

Today's my birthday ...

... Happy Birthday to me!