Friday, October 31, 2014

It being Halloween, and I being here, remember:

Most werewolves aren't all that civilized,

And vampires?  They only sparkle when they're on fire

About that bicycle corps

The 25th U.S. Infantry Bicycle Corps was organized in July 1896 at 1,520-acre Fort Missoula near Missoula, Montana after General Miles ordered that a "cycle infantry" be established.  Lt. Moss was placed in command of the new corps- one sergeant,one corporal, a musician and five privates- all volunteer black troops for Companies B, F and H of the 25th.

Moss trained his eight men hard for three weeks and soon had them taking daily bicycle trips ranging from fifteen to forty miles.  They learned how to scale fences up to nine feet high in twenty seconds and to successfully ford streams up to three feet deep.

The outfitted their bikes with knapsacks on the handle bards topped by blanket rolls containing one blanket, one shelter half and tent poles.  A haversack was carried either on the front of the knapsack or on the single horizontal bar of the bike.  A tin cup protected from mud and dust by a cloth bag, was placed under the seat.  Canteen and cartridge belts were carried on the soldier.  Every other man carried a rifle strapped horizontally on the left side of the bicycle.  The other men carried revolvers and had canvas luggage cases in the diamond-shaped area of their bikes.  Every man carried thirty rounds of ammunition.

That's all on Montana roads and trails of 1896.  Damn.  And that's not all, more to come.

This is from the June 1981 issue of True West, article by Don Miller.

Here's a tip to the greenies: when your windmills need permits to kill birds

so they can operate, it's not all that damn green.
...Earlier this year, Minnesota regulators rejected the proposal by a Pickens-owned firm, AWA Goodhue Wind, demanding the company provide more research on the number of eagles and bats that fly though the region.  Acknowledging that its turbines would be lethal, Goodhue Wind has applied for a federal permit, introduced by the Obama administration, which would legally allow the facility to kill eagles.  Meanwhile, the project remains in limbo.
Missouri: For years, residents of northern Missouri wondered why an Oregon-based energy company wanted to put a wind farm with as many as 118 turbines — each one 350 feet high — right next to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The 7,400-acre sanctuary attracts millions of migratory birds every year, including pelicans, wood ducks, trumpeter swans, sand hill cranes, blue herons, and snow geese – just to name a few.
...Biologist John Rushin, who has conducted research at Squaw Creek for 30 years, recently told the Kansas City Star: “If I could look all over northern Missouri for the worst possible place to put this thing, this would be it.” Facing a growing public backlash, Portland-based Element Energy backed out of the $400 million project in September.

And so on.  Glad to see people standing against the damn things instead of lining up and chanting 'Green Energy!'

Is Social Psychology Biased Against Republicans?  Change that to -Republicans, Libertarians and Conservatives and you'd have the better lead.
And the answer is "Yes".

I've got some reading to do.  Dad gave me a box containing a lot of True West and Real West magazines his dad had saved.  And there's a lot in them; ever heard of the 25th U.S. Infantry Bicycle Corps?  Set up 1896 at Fort Missoula, all volunteer black troops.  Definitely a lot of reading material for winter.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

From one volcano...

tell me again how dirty humans are?
For eight weeks, lava has been spurting out of a fissure in the ground radiating from the Bárðarbunga volcano, about 250 kilometers from Reykjavik. Sulphur dioxide has been spurting too — 35,000 tons of it a day, more than twice the amount spewing from all of Europe’s smokestacks. The gas has spread across the Icelandic countryside, causing people to wheeze and trapping some indoors.

Hey, maybe 60 Minutes should investig- oh, right,

they and the rest of CBS News is already in this, up to their necks.
Attkisson writes, “I couldn’t get past the fact that upper-level journalists at CBS had been a party to misleading the public.”

Under pressure from Attkisson and others, the network posted the exchange on its website the Sunday night before the election, but it got lost in the final hours of the campaign. She says CBS News President David Rhodes promised her there would be an internal investigation, but she never heard another word about it.
John Sexton has some questions for CBS --though they're currently refusing any comment at all on anything to do with Sheryl Attkisson.
Gee, I wonder why?

More of that 'nonexistent' vote fraud

we're told isn't happening.
...This month, North Carolina officials found at least 145 illegal aliens, still in the country thanks to the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, registered to vote. Hundreds of other non-citizens may be on the rolls.

A voter-registration card is routinely issued without any identification check, and undocumented workers can use it for many purposes, including obtaining a driver’s license and qualifying for a job. And if a non-citizen has a voter-registration card, there are plenty of campaign operatives who will encourage him or her to vote illegally.

O’Keefe had a Brazilian-born immigrant investigator pose as someone who wanted to vote but was not a citizen. Greg Amick, the campaign manager for the Democrat running for sheriff in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), was only too happy to help.

Ah, Rep. Grayson is such a class act,

isn't he?
Barely a week after being named the 17th richest member of Congress, liberal firebrand and Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is refusing to support his estranged wife and their kids, and his wife has turned to government food stamps to support her family, WFTV 9 Orlando reports.
Mr. Grayson is refusing to support his family because he is claiming that she was never divorced from her first husband and therefore their marriage was never legitimate.
So he thinks HIS KIDS shouldn't be supported by him?  Oh, isn't he such a principled and ethical POS?

Speaking of Democrat slimeballs, 'Voter fraud is almost nonexistent!' my ass:
An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

How bloody farging stupid do you have to be to think that 'fake robbery at the atm' is a PRANK?

Stupid bastard's lucky he didn't wind up unconscious AND bleeding.  Or dead.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

And while the CDC keeps changing their minds and the tune,

At page 7, Section 2.2.4 (“Ebola Characterization”), the Defense Department’s BAA explains that Ebola is “aerostable” and, since other filoviruses infect through “the respiratory route,” it is at least theoretically possible that Ebola could, too. (The CDC elaborates that Ebola is a filovirus.) As the BAA puts it:

 While current science indicates the disease can only be transmitted by contact with contaminated body fluids, it remains unclear if other transmission modes are feasible. Filoviruses are able to infect via the respiratory route and are lethal at very low doses in experimental animal models, however the infectious dose is unknown. There is minimal information on how well filoviruses survive within aerosolized particles, and in certain media like the biofilm of sewage systems.
The BAA goes on to add (my italics): “While current science indicates the disease can only be transmitted by contact with contaminat”Preliminary studies indicate that Ebola is aerostable in an enclosed controlled system in the dark and can survive for long periods in different liquid media and can also be recovered from plastic and glass surfaces at low temperatures for over 3 weeks.”

And Gov. Moonbeam of Californicated has apparently decided he's willing to piss off the President, too:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California is requiring a 21-day quarantine for people traveling from Ebola-stricken areas who have had contact with infected patients.

California is imposing the risked-based quarantines after the governors of New Jersey and New York were criticized for ordering mandatory quarantines. The Pentagon says troops returning from Ebola missions will be isolated.

We're pissed because it's not just fraudulent voters,

it's some Gods-damned STATES cooking the books on votes.

If the 'Justice' Departments in these states actually gave a rats ass there'd be investigators performing anal exams on everyone who had access to the machines and software; chances of that actually happening, damn near zero.  Because the bastards are part of the corruption. 

Wonder if they have any idea the kind of pissed-off they're causing?  Borrowing from Sarah Hoyt,
And what level of stupid does it take to think this level of blatant fraud is a good idea? We are savages barely held by the law and the trust that in general things aren't rigged. Who would want to unleash us?
Arrogant fools who think they can control everything, that's who.

To see the assholes of this administration calling Netanyahu

 'chickenshit', 'coward' and 'no guts'...  Projection much, you sorry bastards?

Where's Obama?  Running away fast from ever using the word 'terrorist'.

My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting.

Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic.

Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.
Sounds like she and others like her have definitely found themselves over the target.  And they'd better have good armor.

Speaking of, looks like since trying to force churches to turn over records and sermons wasn't enough, the Mayor of Houston has decided to lie about Texas DPS.  Yeah, that'll go over well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why do I despise so many Democrats?

Because they think this crap is just fine, long as they're saying it.
"We need to send Uncle Tom -- Tillis, that is -- home," she told the crowd to cheers and applause.

When it was Hillary Clinton's turn to speak, she had the highest praise for Adams, who just moments earlier used the questionable phrase about Hagan's Republican opponent.

A: When the 'Justice' Department makes a statement like this:
A Justice Department spokesman said in an earlier statement that "to our knowledge" the department "has never 'compromised' Ms. Attkisson's computers" or tried to obtain information from any of her devices.
they're completely full of shit.  That's not a denial, that's a "Well, I don't know anything about it!" pretend-denial.

B: Especially with all this thrown in:
...Just when you think Attkisson’s imagination might be running away with her comes wave after wave of evidence that both her CBS computer and personal iMac were repeatedly hacked and its files accessed, including one on Benghazi. A consultant hired by CBS reached the same conclusion. Further scrutiny of her personal desktop proves that “the interlopers were able to co-opt my iMac and operate it remotely, as if they were sitting in front of it.” And an inspection revealed that an extra fiber-optics line had been installed in Attkisson’s home without her knowledge.
In the fall of 2013, with White House officials accusing Attkisson of being biased in her Benghazi reporting, the files in her MacBook Air suddenly began deleting at hyperspeed right before her eyes. She videotaped the process and showed it to two computer experts. "They're [blanking] with you," one says. "They're trying to send you a message," says the other. The experts also found evidence that the intruders had tried to cover their tracks by erasing 23 hours of log-in information.
And where's most of the media?  If this had happened under Bush, they'd be screaming their heads off.

I'm sure Watts and Bloomberg are applauding this,

although they probably has a sad that their loony follower didn't get someone killed.

Note at the link all the approval of such tactics.  Which I hope at some point gets their ass sued off for pushing people to make fake 911 calls for the purpose of getting someone killed.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meanwhile, over that southern border we're not supposed to worry about securing,

Mexico's top prosecutor says a mayor and his wife ordered the attack on 43 students who have been missing for nearly a month. The couple — of the town of Iguala in the southern state of Guerrero — are now fugitives.
He said that on the night of Sept. 26, as the students were heading toward Iguala in several buses they had commandeered, the order to stop them came over the local police radios — and that is was given by "A-5," the code name for Iguala's mayor.
Local police intercepted the student's buses and started shooting, killing six people and rounding up the 43 students. According to the attorney general, the students were taken to another police force and then transported to the outskirts of Iguala. Those orders, he said, came from the head of the Guerreros Unidos, whom federal authorities captured last week.

Attorney General Murillo Karam said investigators are still trying to positively identify the remains of some 30 bodies found in nine graves outside Iguala.
But we're not supposed to worry about the border and who's crossing it, oh no...

Saw something on this early in the month, original story here.

Side thought: wonder if any of the guns Holder & Co. ran to the cartels were used in these murders?

A: Tell people to watch the voting machine closely

Voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrats are being reported in Maryland.

“When I first selected my candidate on the electronic machine, it would not put the ‘x’ on the candidate I chose — a Republican — but it would put the ‘x’ on the Democrat candidate above it,” Donna Hamilton said.

“This happened multiple times with multiple selections. Every time my choice flipped from Republican to Democrat. Sometimes it required four or five tries to get the ‘x’ to stay on my real selection,” the Frederick, Md., resident said last week.
Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he encountered the problem, too, personally.

B: Remember: leftists are the tolerant, caring people
A Chicago black pastor has received death threats, had his church burglarized and had to move his family for safety reasons simply because he endorsed the Republican candidate for governor.
And they hate racists and personal attacks, too
One of the threats was played for the Chicago Sun Times and the caller could be heard saying “got that…f— we going to beat their a– too. They can’t protect you. You sell out you Uncle Tom a– n—–. You token. You a puppet for Bruce Rauner you puppet n—– a–. P—- a– n—–.”

I think this counts as 'They're tracking,

you're over the target."
In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.
Attkisson says the source, who’s “connected to government three-letter agencies,” told her the computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”
Attkisson says her source — identified only as “Number One” — told her the spying was most likely not court-authorized because it went on far longer than most legal taps.

But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.”

“They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.
And we're back to me needing a question answered: We're supposed to trust ANY of these bastards why?

Stettin Wisconsin PD;

you people suck.

And you demonstrate why you're not seen as Officer Friendly anymore.

At least your victims didn't have a dog for you to shoot.

Why nobody believes we're serious about smashing ISIL

Can you imagine Gen. "Pete" Quesada, whose IX Fighter Command carpeted northern France with dead Germans, putting out a press release to acknowledge the destruction of a guard shack? That is the inherent problem with the administration trying to convince the world that we're serious about ISIS. The world (ISIS included) knows what we look like when we're serious, and this ain't it.
Yeah.  Tank columns and troop concentrations are passed up, but "SEE WHAT WE DID!" when one tank, or a truck, or an artillery piece is whacked.  Serious, that is not.

Crazy, right? They don’t quite understand the world they’ve created. They think it’s the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that it’s cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually being physically assaulted by a man. Because stoopid Rethuglicans, you know? Most amusingly, they don’t even seem to understand the contradiction. So they get really butthurt when someone else whips up an Internet rage mob against them. “Don’t you understand?” they seem to be crying. “We’re the good guys here! We only take on bad people! Those Other people. That aren’t good. Like us!”

The Gods of the Copybook Headings.  Back.  With links.

It's Chicago, you'd expect better?

CTA train riders will be subject to random baggage screening next month as a part of a new security initiative to sweep for explosives at transit stations, Chicago police and CTA officials announced Friday morning.
In can understand why.  Then you get to those messy details
Officers will ask passengers at random to submit to a screening. 

“If the customer is willing to take part in the screening, the outside bag he or she is carrying will be swabbed with a small cloth,” Lipman told reporters. “The cloth is then inserted into a machine that detects the presence of explosive compounds.”

If passengers decline to participate in the screening, they will be denied entry and could be arrested under the officer’s discretion, authorities said.
Really?  For WHAT, saying 'no' to a police officer?
I see large lawsuits in the future of Chicago.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tab clearing

Hey, Felina, Dr. María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, was just a lousy blogger, not one of Feinsteins' REAL 'legitimate news media' toadies, so who cares what she said, or that the cartel murdered her?

Besides, if they did actually report it would cause problems for Carlos Slim and Bookface Zuckerberg, and they can't have that.  Or don't have the balls to.  Or both.

The piece of shit who murdered two deputies the other day?  One of Obama's dear undocumented workers.

I'm curious; does Dear Leader just not care about these murdered, slaves and rape victims?  Or does their being murdered, enslaved and raped by ISIL cause him to have tolerance for some reason?

That's two Marines dead; anybody seen any daily body counts on the the major networks as yet?
Oh, that's right, there's a DEMOCRAT in the White House...

Sharyl Attkisson; one of the only real reporters out there.  Which is why she's no longer with CBS: she wanted to actually REPORT, even on Obama & Co., and the network didn't want that.

You'd expect anything else from the 'PC at any Cost' people?

Some nice high-speed photography on a number of weapons

Yes, it's slowly getting better,

though however the hell the process managed to beat on my wrist this badly... 

In any case, considering all, definitely time for study of new information

Question is "Did Obama and Holder lie to Congress and us?"

Anyone who actually tries to debate that is either a fool or in the tank.
None, or virtually none, of the documents itemized in the index have anything to do with setting government policy, which is the type of communication the deliberative process privilege is intended to protect. Rather, based on the descriptions given by DOJ’s lawyers, they are all about how the administration will try to spin the Fast and Furious scandal to avoid political damage. If you review the index, you will see what I mean. Here are a few examples.

First, the most explosive aspect of the scandal is the fact that border agent Brian Terry was killed with a Fast and Furious gun. The Obama administration worried a lot about this, not because it wanted to change policies so that similar tragedies would not happen in the future, but rather because it was trying to avoid political fallout. Its concern was “talking points” about Brian Terry.
So on October 6, 2011, Holder and his wife exchanged a series of emails about the “White House statement.” October 6, 2011, was a critical date. News reports had emerged that cast doubt on Holder’s claim that he had only recently learned about the Fast and Furious gun-walking program. Documents came to light that showed he had been briefed on the program far earlier than he stated. 
Here are two more examples, out of literally thousands, of what the Obama administration considers to be protected by the “deliberative process” privilege. This first group of emails were on the same day as Holder’s exchange with his wife. The subject line of each is “Fwd: Holder Received at Least 5 Memos on Fast and Furious.” The purpose of the discussion among DOJ officials is, as usual, how to spin the news to avoid political damage. Each of the communications is described as “Email discussing strategy on responding to media.”
On and on and on.

Yes, I know the assholes will consider me to have drank more kool-aid for considering these people lying bastards.  Or they'll just say I'm racist.  Don't care, they can kiss my ass.

Now the question is 'Will any of the Stupid Party politicians actually DO anything?  My hopes are not high.

You'll notice I don't ask if most of the media will say anything; I know better.  Those that do will pose it as 'How now will those racist right-wingers attack Dear Leader?'

Yes, I'm back. No,

I'm not in a better mood or less achy, but I'm somewhat more pissed, so maybe that'll work.

This day started with being informed that, according to that bastion of scientific research Salon, a study showed that conservatives(i.e. "Anyone not a socialist") 'only listen to propaganda, nothing that will challenge their beliefs'.  Etc.  Which seems to have an amen pew made of up people who think Mother Jones and MSNBC are founts of unbiased reporting.  Which fits in nicely with the previous studies showing conservative have a physical brain fault,  and the one that said non-leftists aren't as smart as leftists, etc.

I may have mentioned it before, but I'm Gods-damned sick of this shit.  I'm sick of being told "The reason you oppose Obama is he's BLACK!", and the same about that corrupt bastard Holder.  I'm sick of "You only want the border closed because you're RACIST!"  I'm sick of "The reason you don't want 'accusation equals guilt of sexual assault' on campus is YOU HATE WOMEN!"

I'm sick of being told that not agreeing with the socialist line* means I'm not smart enough to know what's good for me.  I'm fucking sick of being told that not rolling over for any control-freak statist who demands it means "You hate anyone who's not just like you!"  Especially since it comes from people who freaking hate anyone who refuses to think and act and speak the way they demand.

No, the rant doesn't help, but I got it out.  I'm now going to go outside while it's nice, sit with a book and dogs to scratch, and attempt to ignore this shit for a while.

*'Progressive' my ass.  They started using that word because people realized socialism was crap, and they're still trying to hide behind it.  They're socialists or communists, and they can kiss my ass.

Related, I no longer call these asshats 'liberals', because- borrowing from Michael Z. Williamson- 'I call them leftists, because there's nothing liberal about them.'

I got nothin' this morning

but a sore hand & wrist, and a certain disgust with a large lump of humanity.

Maybe food will help.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bunch of people in ATF and DoJ need to be fired.

disbarred, where appropriate.  Prosecuted, those who caused this crap in the first place and made false accusations.  All benefits removed.

Hey, I'm not suggesting lampposts and ropes(yet), so I'm being generous here.

I wonder if these dirtbags have any idea what they've done to morale and the image of the agencies with this?  Or care?

“A re-examination of the Commission’s approach to the Internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue,” she wrote, adding that “the Commission has not adapted with” a changing world.

Warning against “turning a blind eye to the Internet’s growing force in the political arena,” Ravel said that “this effort to protect individual bloggers and online commentators” has been “stretched to cover slickly-produced ads solely on the Internet.”
Hey, Ravel, I think control-freaks who dislike the Constitution- such as yourself- who make such suggestions should be given suitable acquaintance with a flagrum in the town square.  Just to remind you and the others that YOU'RE NOT OUR GODS-DAMNED BOSSES.

More of that 'non-existent vote fraud' the Democrats keep insisting doesn't happen.  Except when it does.
How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.
That's a bunch of people.  And why are Democrats so against voter-ID laws?
Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.

Ah, but this is a DEMOCRAT calling her a whore,

so it's not bad.
That starts about the 1:00 mark

Californicated is run by the insane.
We live in the state of California, are we able to purchase a Berkey water filter system?
"California recently adopted AB 1953 / SB 1334 & 1395 / HSC Section 116875, commonly referred to as the "no lead law". Of course Berkey products do not contain lead, but under this measure until the state of California confirms this fact, Berkey is forced to suspend shipment of water purification systems to the state of California. This is a complex law and shipment will resume to California when we get clarification on how to proceed on obtaining a lead free certification as defined by the state of California. We ship to all other states with the exception of Iowa. If you are purchasing a Berkey system as a gift to be shipped to someone in another state, we accept payment from residents in all 50 states."

An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post.

“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said
Comment at Ace:
This is a very real problem caused by the CDC's lackadaisical negligence from the start. We are now fighting a war against plague on our own shores. Our doctors and nurses are the soldiers in that war -- they are most likely to be killed fighting it.

If you give your soldiers a series of flawed protocols and inadequate training, and just insist when they get sick that it's all their fault, what do you think your soldiers are going to do?

Actions have consequences. Incompetency has consequences. Not taking sufficient precautions to make sure your soldiers have a fighting chance has consequences.

I don't even want to speculate what nurses' reactions will be if anyone at Bellevue now gets sick.

Turkey gets all bent out of shape when this genocide is brought up.  Tough shit.

Stolen from Denny:
Early one morning an elderly retired Marine yelled to his wife:
“Honey, come see what I created! It’s an abstract panorama depicting the 6 years of the Obama presidency”
She yelled back: “Flush the toilet and come eat your breakfast!”

Having been beat down to my socks last night I forgot

to relay that data for the ladies; late, but here 'tis

Small dump, but it's data

'Higher Education'...

One of my first papers in college was about Gertrude Stein’s "Three Lives." I happened not to enjoy the book, and so focused my paper on its failings. When I received the paper back, I was completely horrified to discover that I’d gotten an F. The professor’s comments filled the margins—things like "you write like a conservative," comparisons to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, and the (still absurd) statement that "an intellectual reads with sympathy for the protagonist."
After discussion had ended, one professor continued to rail at the hurtfulness of the photo until one of the fraternity members actually showed it to him. He was visibly surprised by its banal lack of sexiness, but quickly recovered to tell us that “any woman” would find the image offensive. I told him that I (the only woman present at this point) had seen the image previously and was not offended. Surprised again, he proceeded to chastise me for being ignorant of the “history of womanhood” and “cut off from my femininity.”
And people go into horrendous debt for this crap.

Dana Loesch has words for Media Matters; they won't like them.

"But you need a FACTORY to make guns!"  Except when you don't.

And from the bad side of Canada,

we have William Thomas, who'd have to superglue his lips to Obamas' ass to get any better grip.  Short version:
"Obama is wonderful, and NO President has ever faced the opposition or dislike that he has!  What's wrong with you people?"

Yep.  The crap the left threw at Bush(and Rice, and Powell and on and on) never really happened, it seems.  Or doesn't count.  Because Obama.  One excerpt for you to gag on:
What America has in Obama is a head of state with vitality and insight and youth. Think about it, Barack Obama is a young Nelson Mandela. Mandela was the face of change and charity for all of Africa but he was too old to make it happen. The great things Obama might do for America and the world could go on for decades after he’s out of office.

America, you know not what you have.

The man is being challenged unfairly, characterized with vulgarity and treated with the kind of deep disrespect to which no previous president was subjected. It’s like the day after electing the first black man to be president, thereby electrifying the world with hope and joy, Americans sobered up and decided the bad old days were better.
Amazing, isn't it? 
You'll notice he doesn't come right out and say "You're RACIST!", I'm guessing he thought the 'bad old days' bit covered it without his having to actually say it.

If you're thinking of going over and questioning any of this, don't bother; the comments are closed.  For some reason.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Valerie Jarrett? Really?

No, I'm not surprised either.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. 
The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.

This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.
Remember, in non-legal speak 'directly contradicted' means 'proves he lied his ass off'.

So the CDC won't quarantine people coming back from there,

and this idiot wouldn't quarantine himself, so now this

Top Men, I tell you.

Dana Loesch writes a book defending the 2nd Amendment, and posed on the cover with a EBR.  Usual Suspects saw cover

and lost their shit.

Book comes out.  Repeat.  And they immediately try to trash it.  They REALLY hate it when women don't act and speak the way they're supposed to.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

And the fallout from Gunwalker continues

For the first time, the Department of Justice has provided a detailed description of 15,662 Fast and Furious-related documents it is withholding from Congress, the public and the press under executive privilege exerted by President Obama.
...The number of withheld documents is so extensive, that the list describing them is 1,323 pages long.
The Vaughn index raises questions about why some of the material is being withheld at all. For example, many of the emails are regarding press articles, television reports and other news items. Some of them are between then-Justice Department spokesman Tracy Schmaler and White House operative Eric Schulz. In some instances, the given description reads “email forwarding news items.” Why an email between two government spokesmen that forwards public news reports would be withheld under presidential executive privilege is not fully explained.
Because of what they were telling each other, maybe?
Other withheld documents are concerning Freedom of Information (FOI) requests I made in May of 2011. It’s unclear as to why the president would exert executive privilege to keep from turning over documents discussing “which office will respond” to my FOI requests. The Justice Department never properly responded to my requests.
Same.  Makes you think there's a lot of 'Don't tell her anything!  Delay, delay, delay!  We're screwed if she finds this out!'-type things, doesn't it?

Also withheld are communications surrounding the infamous Justice Department letter to Congress in 2011 which erroneously claimed there had been no “gunwalking” in Fast and Furious or any other case. Republicans in Congress subpoenaed the materials in hopes of pinpointing who knew, how high up, that the letter to Congress contained incorrect information. The Justice Department later retracted the letter, long after overwhelming proof of the gunwalking surfaced.
Change that to 'lied their ass off and claimed' and you'd be at the truth.

Other emails being kept secret are dated May 4, 2011 from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer to other officials in the Justice Department about a news article revealing Breuer authorized the wiretap in Fast and Furious. The justification for the wiretap included a detailed narrative on the case, implying Breuer would have known that the gunwalking tactic was being used, contrary to his and the Justice Department’s claims. It’s unclear what news article is discussed in the withheld emails, but I reported this story for CBS News on that same date.
Lies, lies, and more.  Over and over, from Holder and Obama on down through the ATF brass.  No telling what all's there.

One week since the stitches came out,

and I now have a seriously painful bruise starting to show about 1/3 of my forearm down from the wrist.

This is gonna take a while...

Guess what Holder & Co. are claiming now?

The document details the Attorney General Holder’s personal involvement in managing the Justice Department’s strategy on media and Congressional investigations into the Fast and Furious scandal.  Notably, the document discloses that emails between Attorney General Holder and his wife Sharon Malone – as well as his mother – are being withheld under an extraordinary claim of executive privilege as well as a dubious claim of deliberative process privilege under the Freedom of Information Act.  The “First Lady of the Justice Department” is a physician and not a government employee.
Think that's the end of the games?  You wish.
...The 1307-page “draft” Vaughn index was emailed to Judicial Watch at 8:34 p.m. last night, a few hours before a federal court-ordered deadline.  In its cover letter, the Department of Justice asserts that all of the responsive records described in the index are “subject to the assertion of executive privilege.”

The Vaughn index explains 15,662 documents. Typically, a Vaughn index must: (1) identify each record withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption.  The Vaughn index arguably fails to provide all of this required information but does provide plenty of interesting information for a public kept in the dark for years about the Fast and Furious scandal.
So the bastards are still playing games, still telling the judge to piss off, still trying to delay, delay, delay.

Among the things that ARE revealed,
  • Numerous emails that detail Attorney General Holder’s direct involvement in crafting talking points, the timing of public disclosures, and handling Congressional inquiries in the Fast and Furious matter.
  • President Obama has asserted executive privilege over nearly 20 email communications between Holder and his spouse Sharon Malone. The administration also claims that the records are also subject to withholding under the “deliberative process” exemption. This exemption ordinarily exempts from public disclosure records that could chill internal government deliberations.
  • Numerous entries detail DOJ’s communications (including those of Eric Holder) concerning the White House about Fast and Furious.
  • The scandal required the attention of virtually every top official of the DOJ and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Communications to and from the United States Ambassador to Mexico about the Fast and Furious matter are also described.
 So, did Holder think that this would be dropped if he resigned, or at least get him personally away?  Think it would lessen the heat on Obama?  Hope it would let his minions at DoJ delay further?

Remember, his chief minion resigned not long ago when he got a letter demanding answers.  Probably with the same thoughts.

It's SJW day! Which means

some of the most idiotic crap you'll ever see.
First from someone trying to make excuses after multiple terrorist attacks in Canada:
 Second, a journalist letting the cat slip out of the bag

Third, a demonstration that with these assholes 'all women' actually means 'All women who think, speak and believe as we approve':
Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Carol Costello hyped newly released audio of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol tearfully recounting her being physically assaulted during a fight the family was involved in last month by saying it was “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” She grinned during the entire setup.
Other liberals piled on, seemingly delighted that the daughter of someone they disagree with politically was physically attacked. Talking Points Memo provided a partial transcript of the audio, including it in a list of the “best (or worst) moments from the audio.”

So saying "Blacks are too stupid to know what's going on" isn't racist

when THEY say it...
Chris Matthews: What about the attempt to intimidate them out of voting?

Corn: Well, that’s true. It’s happening…and when you do that– when people wanna vote or they’re thinking about voting in an election– they do get ticked off and it motivates them.

But…they are so disaffected or so distant from this election that they may not even know that they’re not being allowed to vote.
Even for a clown from Mother Jones, that's one of the most idiotic crap I've heard in a while.

Speaking of leftist dirtbags,
Continually failing upward, Hunter snagged a seat on the board of directors of taxpayer-subsidized, stimulus-inflated Amtrak, where he pretended not to be a lobbyist, but rather an “effective advocate” for the government railroad system serving the 1 percenters’ D.C.-NYC corridor.

So, where does a coke-abusing influence peddler go after raking in gobs of Daddy-enabled dough and abusing the U.S. Navy’s ill-considered generosity? Back to Cronyland! Hunter joined Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings — owned by a powerful Russian government sympathizer who fled to Russia in February — this spring. The hypocritical lobbyist-bashers at the White House deny he will be lobbying and deny any conflict of interest.
Meanwhile, Just Like You Joe was whipping up class envy in South Carolina last week. “Corporate profits have soared,” he railed, thanks to “these guys running hedge funds in New York,” who are to blame for “income inequality.” You know, like his son and brother and their Beltway back-scratching patrons.

Remember, when ATF treats its own agents this way,

you expect them to treat the commoners any better?
...The case, presented this morning to Judge James Donato in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division, resulted in a dismissal of ATF’s proposal to terminate Cefalu, negative allegations expunged from his record, mitigation of legal fees, the agent’s retirement in good standing at the end of the month, and an undisclosed settlement*.

Cefalu had earlier won a stay in termination proceedings against him from the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board in October 2012. Basing his termination “on a single ... charge of lack of candor” related to his testimony in a criminal case “cannot be sustained," the Office of Special Counsel concluded, explaining Cefalu was sharing his opinions under cross-examination, had “fully disclosed” his limitations while sharing “subjective opinions based on … experience…and he was ‘sincere.’”
Tell the truth when it displeases the brass, and they'll do everything they can to screw you.  Including violate federal law.

In fact, Bureau management actions against Cefalu had been ongoing since he complained about an illegal wiretap plan in 2005. CNN reported in 2010 how the agent had been assigned to a do-nothing assignment as part of a culture of retaliation against agents who were vocal in protesting and exposing agency corruption and abuse.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Why don't we have a Surgeon General?"

Because not even enough Democrats will vote for this partisan 2nd Amendment-hating hack.

"POTUS would not need an Ebola czar if the NRA, Republicans had not blocked his Surgeon General appointee," the liberal columnist E.J. Dionne tweeted on October 17.
Hey, Dionne, what about the doctor at the NIH who SHOULD'VE been taking care of this?  Except that she's in hiding because of the corruption she was caught at, and not doing the job.

In todays edition of "What the hell are you idiots doing with badges?"

we start with the Stockton CA PD:
Two other women were taken hostage as well, but were either thrown or jumped from the vehicle as it was speeding from police, both survived.
The beloved wife and mother was ultimately shot at least 10 times- not by the suspects, but by the police- 33 of them, who fired 600 rounds into the vehicle despite knowledge that it contained a hostage. Holt-Singh as well as two of the three suspects were killed in the barrage of bullets.
The department has defended its officers, saying they were worried the violence would escalate.
Really?  They had a freakin' nuke in the car?

Second, we go to Alpine TX, where Brewster County District Attorney Rod Ponton and the DEA both need to be removed from any position of authority.  And jailed for this idiocy.  And sued.  And Ponton disbarred.  The level of stupid and idiot in this... just freaking amazing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why might people lose faith in the psychiatric profession?

I don't know, maybe because you're a fucking disgrace, like Kenneth M. Glatt?
So many names are funneled to county health authorities through the system—about 500 per week statewide —that they have become, in effect, clerical workers, rubber-stamping the decisions, they said. From when the reporting requirement took effect on March 16, 2013 until Oct. 3, 41,427 reports have been made on people who have been flagged as potentially dangerous. Among these, 40,678—all but a few hundred cases—were passed to Albany by county officials, according to the data obtained by The Times....

Kenneth M. Glatt, commissioner of mental hygiene for Dutchess County, said that at first, he had carefully scrutinized every name sent to him through the Safe Act. But then he realized that he was just "a middleman," and that it was unlikely he would ever meet or examine any of the patients. So he began simply checking off the online boxes, sometimes without even reviewing the narrative about a patient.
Yeah, why would he waste his valuable time DOING HIS FUCKING JOB, when it's so much easier to just screw people over by not giving a damn?
"Every so often I read one just to be sure," Dr. Glatt, a psychologist, said. "I am not going to second guess. I don't see the patient. I don't know the patient." He said it would be more efficient—and more honest—for therapists to report names directly to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, which checks them against gun permit applications.
Yeah, you can't be bothered to DETERMINE FACTS, can you?  That would not only mean doing actual work, it would mean possibly disagreeing with another of your profession, and we can't have that, now can we?  After all, what's screwing  some citizen out of one of his basic rights compared to that?

Congratulations, Governor Howler, you've managed to both give people reason NOT to seek help if they think they need it, and revealed large parts of the medical profession as being lower than pond scum.  Well Done!

From one of the only real reporters out there

For more than two years, the Justice Department has ignored Congressional requests to disclose where all of the Fast and Furious weapons are turning up. Now, documents withheld from Congress, but provided to me by a source, give a predictably disturbing picture of the violent landscape in which the weapons are being used.

Uriel Patino is a chief firearms trafficking suspect whom ATF secretly advised U.S. gun shops to sell weapons to. According to trace documents, guns that Patino trafficked are associated with 128 firearms traces to date, including 15 cases in 2014. A trace indicates a firearm likely turned up at a crime scene.
“These weapons that have been recovered recently in 2014 haven’t even been reported to Congress,” says an official source familiar with the ongoing investigation into the government’s conduct. “It’s a life and death situation. People are using these weapons at shootouts, gang-related activity and cartel activity.”
Which is exactly what Holder & Co. wanted; they just didn't want their fingerprints to be found on it.

Wonder just how many bodies- so far and to come- are piled up at Holders' feet, his and Obamas'?

More of that 'non-existent' vote fraud we're not supposed to worry about

Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.
While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.
Removed?  Why?  It's doing exactly what the authorities want it to...

Sharon Coolidge of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted coverage of the event, and it seemed to be the same tired arguments that have been repeated endlessly, until she reported this:
Melowese Richardson, convicted of voter fraud and then released early from prison, called to stage for a "welcome home."
— Sharon Coolidge (@SharonCoolidge)
Remember Melowese Richardson?  She was a poll worker who used her position to vote for Obama multiple times. She is one of the few who ever gets caught for voter fraud and was sentenced to five years in prison.
...At an event that was all about voting law, Ohio Democrats invited a person guilty of multiple counts of voter fraud to speak – to "welcome her back" and applaud her. They invited her up to the stage, like some sort of hero.
No wonder they hate voter ID laws so badly.

Next time someone starts that 'evil Stupid Party cutting medical funding' bullshit, point them to why the NIH as well as the CDC has blown all trust.  And a hell of a lot of the money that could've been spent on actual DISEASE CONTROL if they hadn't wasted it on social engineering.

I went to the range today, just to give things a try.  Handguns are still left-hand only(no surprise), but after ten rounds of rifle the hand/arm advised me they were done for the day.  This recovery is going to take a while.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Girls in large numbers taking up empowering sport involving noisy tools;

usual suspects lose their shit.

Parents and girls tell usuals to sod off.

And freedom advances another little step.

Some of that 'non-existent vote fraud', it seems

isn't exactly 'non-existent'
“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.

Hmmm, wonder if, when it starts here, it'll be some kind of 'workplace violence', or if the usual suspects will just start screaming RACIST!! to try and shut it up?
A man in his 30s was shot by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., earlier this afternoon after he hit two members of the Canadian Forces with his car and led police on a dramatic high-speed chase.
“The individual who struck the two CAF members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team,” said the statement from Jason MacDonald, the prime minister’s spokesman.
“Federal authorities have confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized. As Canada’s national security agencies have said, Canadians should remain vigilant.”

Now THAT'S a cough drop!

The last steri-strip just came off,

so here's the only selfie I plan on taking:
Nothing humongous, and not worth showing in public("Well, it's not a leopard bite but-"), but all mine.

Barrel question

Yeah, still thinking about my AR-10 idea, parts and so forth.  Which brings me to the question:
Anybody know of a company that makes AR-10 barrels that would chamber one for a (for this rifle) oddball cartridge?

'All women' my ass

And about what we'd expect from Giffords & Co.
Not only was the whereabouts of the meeting not announced until this morning but when the location was discovered and women who are for 2nd Amendment rights wanted to simply listen in on the conversation, they were kicked out of the meeting. Gifford’s group Americans for Responsible Solutions no longer announces where they will be pushing gun control on their website. 
Except Giffords wasn’t joined by all NH women leaders. There were no leaders from any women’s pro-2nd Amendment organizations invited. There were no NH women leaders from any of the gun owners’ organizations in the state. There were no women leaders from the Republican Party asked to the table and the very far left wing Zandra Rice Hawkins from Progress NH was invited.
Have to protect the echo chamber, y'know.  Far more important than, well, actually DISCUSSING anything.

Old name/new company, new M1 Carbines

History buffs and reenactors take note–Inland Manufacturing has announced the launch of their new incarnation of the old M1 Carbine line. That is right, I said Inland. But this is not the former division of General Motors that is known for its war time production of American arms. This is a new company with new production firearms.

We're supposed to trust any feds why, again?

The New York Observer reports that two former Assistant United States Attorneys say the Holder Justice Department engaged in deceit and corruption of justice in connection with the DOJ’s litigation against Sierra Pacific Industries, a California lumber company.

As a result of the allegations, a federal district judge has ordered the recusal from the case of every judge in the Eastern District of California. He reasons that the court may have been defrauded by the government, thus requiring the appointment of an outside judge to handle the matter going forward.
In a related case, a California state judge found that the investigation and prosecution of this matter by the state involved “egregious,” “pervasive,” and “reprehensible” abuses that amount to “government corruption.” The state court case “betray[ed] the primary purpose of the judicial system—to reveal the truth,” the judge stated.
Holder & Obamas' DoJ; lying their ass off, because so far they've gotten away with it.

Not just H&Os, of course; there's been problems there for a long time.  They do seem to have brought it to a new low, though.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Be it said: ANYBODY who causes a bunch of ATF agents

this kind of heartburn, I like.

After reading idiocy like this

that Sarah Hoyt found, and with a very achy arm, it's time to relax with science.  And I need some relaxation.

It seems FBI Director Comey has forgotten

 that oath to the Constitution, especially that 4th Amendment part.  The only proper reply to his threats is
"Fuck you, you sorry little control freak.  It is NOT our job to make it easy for you to read our mail and texts and files.  Apparently , has slipped your mind, you nasty little fascist."

This also fits into the "Why you're not (in this case) Hero Federal Agent anymore" line: because you think you have some overriding right to snoop in our lives.

Changes in Oklahoma's CCW law

Info here

"You are ALL under suspicion, comrade."

Yeah, that's one way around that troublesome Constitution thing you swore to uphold.  It's bullshit, and I'm amazed you'd try it

But then, we don't trust most of you anymore anyway, do we?

Speaking of,
Hmm. A government-funded initiative is going to “assist in the preservation of open debate” by monitoring social media for “subversive propaganda” and combating what it considers to be “the diffusion of false and misleading ideas”? The concept seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.

The NSF has already poured nearly $1 million into Truthy. To what end? Why is the federal government spending so much money on the study of your Twitter habits?
We're supposed to trust ANY of these bastards why, again?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on general conditions

Yes, I can floss; ain't easy, but I can.

Driving, well, I can but I'm not going to be slamming quickly through gears for a while.

One of the hardest things about driving?  Reaching the left hand over/through to turn the key; my right just won't rotate that way yet.

The exercises for the arm/hand?  It hurts.  Have to do it anyway, but damn.
And yes, Peter, I plan to do them religiously.  But not overdo.  I damn sure don't want to have to repeat any of this.

Not having to secure a trash bag over my arm and worry about getting the brace/wrappings wet is nice.  There's a set of strips over the incision 'to be left until they fall off in about a week.'  Assuming I can get the angle, I will regale you with a picture of it once that happens.

That hand is still swollen as hell; be a few days before it starts looking normal.

The Security Staff don't care, they just want their scratches.  And munchies.

And now I think I'll try the exercise again, and then bitch and moan a bit before cleaning up.  'Night, all

My posting has been a bit off, so

a large batch of data tonight.

Data points for the ladies

Why does the NRA support these people?

Vermont State Senator Jean White, who has three consecutive A-ratings from the National Rifle Association, recently took money from a powerful anti-gun group in Vermont. Other top rated politicians in Vermont have also received smaller contributions from the group, Vermont Gun Sense. 

“I did take their contribution because I do basically support their position,” White said. “What I told them is that I do support some level of background checks.”
Wonderful, isn't it?

He won't even order serious action to whack ISIL, but President Lightbringer just authorized calling up reserves to fight ebola?
...I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance, which is providing support to civilian-led humanitarian assistance and consequence management support related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak
in West Africa
The troops currently in harms way with this are getting a whole FOUR HOURS of 'how to deal with ebola' training, and the Chief Asshole wants to add this in?  Just fucking wonderful, isn't it.

Add that to naming a Democrat Party hack as the 'ebola czar'
That Obama would appoint a long-time Democratic operative with zero public health or federal administrative experience tells us everything we need to know about how Obama views the Ebola panic: Ebola is a political problem for the White House, not a public health problem for the nation.

You don’t pick a former White House staffer to run a massive public health effort if you think you have a public health problem. You pick a former White House staffer if you view this as a political problem to be managed for the remaining weeks heading into the election.

Ace also has more on the clown who supposedly would already be in charge of this, but due to people finding out about the skeletons in the closet is in hiding, thus necessitating President McHopeyChangey to appoint ANOTHER hack to 'deal' with this.
And yeah, read to the end: The company who Lurie didn't favor makes a drug being used to treat ebola. Duncan was treated with it unsuccessfully, but other people were treated with it and lived.

Instead of funding an ebola cure, Lurie shepherded a flock of federal cash to a billionaire Democrat donor for a smallpox vaccine that "has not really panned out," as Hemingway reports.
More on the clown here.

More professionalism from the Secret Service:
In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Anderson claimed that a Secret Service agent asked a police sergeant to “wave a piece of paper” in order to “dupe” the suspect into thinking officers had a warrant.

Officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department did not comply with the request, according to the police chief. Police officers ultimately determined that Secret Service agents had no legal basis to enter the resident’s home and the suspect didn’t actually threaten anyone. Fortunately, the situation was resolved without incident and law enforcement left.

In a past letter to then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and Assistant Director A.T. Smith, Anderson explained that the incident could have “escalated into a serious and/or embarrassing situation for both of our agencies” if MNPD officers complied with the Secret Service “directive.”
“I realized that I was being told, in a polite manner, to mind my own affairs,” Anderson recalled.
Apparently that oath to the Constitution doesn't carry much water for the SS nowadays.

On a happier note, ran across an ammo site; take a look, see what you think

Thursday, October 16, 2014

One more reason every ATF, DoJ, EffingBI agent and everyone else involved

in Fast & Furious belongs in a cell.
Documents obtained through a lawsuit recently issued against the City of Phoenix by government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal a weapon from the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious was used to injure two people in a 2013 gang-style assault on an apartment complex. When the incident occurred and during investigation afterward, police worked with federal law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency in the case, raising suspicions the assault wasn't simply a typical, local gang shootout and prompted questions about the details of where the weapons that were used came from.

And get this:
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General James Cole late Thursday afternoon demanding more information about why DOJ failed to inform Congress of the connection between the AK-47 used in the assault and Fast and Furious as their investigation of the lethal program continues.
followed by
Assistant Attorney General James Cole, who played a large role in the cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious, announced his resignation from DOJ today.
Naw, nothing suspicious about that at ALL, right?  Been planning it for years for now, right?

The brace is off and the stitches out,

which is a great comfort.

Good: the incision is healing as it should.
Bad: you wouldn't believe how swollen my hand is*.  And I can tell it's going to take a while to work back to normal use of the right arm.
Shut up.  You know who I'm talking to.

Yes, I have some exercises to do, carefully.  Yes, I plan on doing them that way.  But tonight, I shall be able to floss my teeth; it will be glorious.

*No, no pictures.  Getting both hands in frame would be difficult, and the incision is covered with some "Just leave them until they come off" steri-strips, so you can't see it anyway.

Yes, a knife or club will kill you just as dead

as a gun.  So will a car, or hands.  Kind of amazing how many don't understand that.

I'm not counting the slimy bastards who pretend they don't so as to make self-defenders look guilty of crime.

Where Great Britain used to be:
The National Union of Students has rejected a call to condemn militant group Isis on the grounds that the motion was “islamophobic”, in a move which has promoted campaigners to accuse the body of being in the “stranglehold” of divisive “identity politics”.
Divide & conquer bullshit.  Condemn ISIL, it means 'YOU HATE MUSLIMS!'  The stupid agree, and too many fear being called a racist*, so they won't fight it.

* I know; but it still works as a club for the progzis to beat people with.

Prosecutors in South Carolina: a more miserable bunch

of sodding assholes you will not find.

This is disgusting.  On a horrible level.  Every one of them involved in this should be horsewhipped and then removed from office.  Preferably through a high window.  That's over lots of pointy rocks.

Yeah, using a fake as your 'fracking expert'

isn't a real good idea.
First of all, the Wolf Eagle study was arranged by Alisa Rich, an environmental engineer and Ph.D holder who is an expert in the field. That would have been great except for a couple of small problems. Rich is not an engineer and does not have a Ph.D.

That is a good question.  And warning.

How to 'deal' with racial attacks: ignore, and when you can't ignore blame the victims.  When the bad guys are black, that is.  Yeah, that'll work well.

Once more from celebritutes: "WE have guns, but we don't want you to."

I should get the stitches out later today; that will make me very happy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Why you're not Officer Friendly anymore, #317:

You raid the wrong address, take hours to figure that out, and then
Adams told FOX CT that he filled out a form to request payment from the New Haven Police Department to repair damages in his apartment from the incident. He claims the department said there was no record of the incident ever happening.
Isn't that just freaking wonderful?