Friday, January 30, 2015
In 2013, Reporters Without Borders downgraded America's standing in the global free press rankings, rating the Obama administration as worse than Bush's. It matters not that when caught the government promises to dial back or that [FOX News'] James Rosen gets an apology. The message has already been received. If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don't like, you will be attacked and punished. You and your sources may be subjected to the kind of surveillance devised for enemies of the state.
Washington State House and Senate officials announced yesterday that the ban on open carry has been extended to include all public hearings in legislative office buildings, the Associated Press and Seattle Times reported.
The original edict is going to be tested on 7 February by the I Will Not Comply folks. It seems certain that someone will, at the least, be arrested this time. My intention, if I can raise the ticket and the expenses, is to go out, participate in this action and give them the chance at me. The fight in Washington state is more important than almost everybody understands and has national, even international, implications.
If things go really south, Bob Wright has offered to truck my bones around the country, Irish-like, to raise money for the cause. I have accepted, since at that point I will no longer have need of them. ;-)
I am not suicidal, but the willingness to trade life for liberty -- your own and those that you love -- is implicit in the oath we take. The collectivist media has been very successful in serving their masters by deliberately ignoring the armed civil disobedience movement. Even the pukes at CSGV have been holding their tongues, even though the various state campaigns "prove" their "government-needs-a-monopoly-of-force" position. The "authorities" in Olympia are frightened to death, it would seem, about citizens exercising their rights while in the vicinity of their Mandarin personages. To paraphrase the Romans, "In timor veritas" -- in fear there is truth. The politicos have demonstrated their fear and an essential truth. The trick will be to give them the opportunity to overreact and demonstrate the bankruptcy of their tyranny where all will see and notice. THAT is a cause worth risking much for.
Forwarded by a faithful reader who comments: "She doesn't say it as bluntly as you, but it looks like Amy Miller agrees with you on WHY liberals hate 'American Sniper'".
Well, folks rarely say things as bluntly as me. It's part of my charm. ;-)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Leading his opinion with a verse from Othello, Allegra pointedly let the government defendants he ruled against know he considered them to have robbed Dobyns of his “good name.” Concluding his opinion with a reference comparing Dobyns’ ordeal to that imposed by the ‘totalitarian state” in “The Trial,” and calling it “Kafkaesque,” Allegra further observed that the conduct of "certain ATF officials ... bears little resemblance to the lofty sayings carved into the facades of the Department of Justice.”
He wants private citizens to be less protected against gunfire, less well equipped to effectively fight armored assailants, and unable to acquire firearms without the government's knowledge and approval. He, in other words, wants us held in serfdom--or dead.
Gun Control Group Wants Reporter Fired For Speaking At A Pro-Gun Rally. CSGV, you may recall, are the same collectivists who argued that Jews shouldn't have used armed resistance against the Nazis and called me an "insurrectionist."
An interesting proposal. "'We will cut off your head in the White House': ISIS threatens to behead Obama."
For some reason this reminds me of the time back in 90s when we got word that the ATF was planning a dynamic raid on some very nasty local Kluxers. Now we didn't like or agree with them (to put it mildly), nor did they appreciate us, but as near as we could determine they didn't deserve extra-judicial execution at the hands of Waco Jim Cavanaugh's ninja cowboys. (Waco Jim ran the Birmingham office of ATF at the time, a job he got in reward for his perjury at the Waco hearings.)
Still, we were talking about what to do and none of us was particularly enthusiastic about coming to the defense of the Klan. Finally, one of the fellows in the back of the room held up his hand and said, "I know what we can do." He paused for dramatic effect. "Let's just show up five minutes late and avenge their deaths."
The room broke up, as did I.
NOTE: The previously posted comment by COL Robert "Mad Bob" REDACTED on this subject has been redacted as a joke in poor taste. I am on record as insisting that the persons of the current and former presidents of the United States should be protected, at least until after any future war crimes trials may decide differently. ;-)
Gottlieb is always ready to compromise away your rights as long as it seems "reasonable" -- this time on "smart guns."
The poll, jointly commissioned by Washington CeaseFire and the San Francisco-based Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, found that 40 percent of interviewed gun owners said they would consider exchanging their conventional guns for smart guns. Heck, even Second Amendment Foundation’s Gottlieb says he theoretically likes the idea. “If someone could come up with a smart gun that was reliable and workable, I would buy it tomorrow.”
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
General Sebastian Snowflake, Commanding the Loyalist Order of Puling Pragmatists and NRA Apologists (Cyber Division) at Valley Forge.
Herschel Smith comments on "Texas Politicians Renege On Promise Of Open Carry Legislation."
If this all sounds like politicians making promises in order to get elected and then reverting collectivist after being elected, it’s because that’s exactly what happened. And as to the propaganda that this all has to do with those “obnoxious” open carriers, Sebastian fell for it hook, line and sinker.Remember, before their little stunt, this was supposedly a done deal … So far all all the OC Tarrant County folks have accomplished this session is getting the legislature to install panic buttons, and scuttling a bill that looked like it had the legs to pass. What else will they manage to accomplish in this legislative session?Right. They’re all a-skeered of the open carriers, enough to install “panic buttons.” It sounds to me like they aren’t a-skeerd enough. The legislators are supposed to be in our employ, and maybe what they need to see is more voters carrying guns.
Longtime readers may recall that Sebastian and I go way back, to July, 2008, when he denounced me as a "lunatic." My sin? Why I wrote this letter to the editor of the collectivist rag, the Madison (WI) Capitol Times:
Dear Editor:Joe Bialek from Cleveland proposes the licensing and registration of all weapons currently in civilian hands. My question is, how exactly do you propose to do that, Joe?There are some of us "cold dead hands" types, perhaps 3 percent of gun owners, who would kill anyone who tried to further restrict our God-given liberty. Don't extrapolate from your own cowardice and assume that just because you would do anything the government told you to do that we would.Are you proposing to come yourself, or do you want someone else's son or daughter in federal service to take the risk? Are you truly prepared to stack up the bodies necessary to accomplish your plan? Seems a strange way to make a "safer society." More to the point, are you willing to risk your sorry hide to do it? No? I thought not.Then quit proposing the next American civil war. We're done being pushed back from our natural rights without a fight. Be careful what you wish for.Mike VanderboeghPinson, AL
Democratic members of Congress apparently aren’t going to be satisfied until American citizens are completely and utterly defenseless.
The author doesn't think the GOP and the NRA will sell us out on this one, but given past history that's not the way to bet.
Super rich hedge fund managers are buying 'secret boltholes' where they can hideout in the event of civil uprising against growing inequality, it has been claimed. Nervous financiers from across the globe have begun purchasing landing strips, homes and land in areas such as New Zealand so they can flee should people rise up. . . Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes.