Thursday, March 26, 2015

Obama's in town.

Coming out of the thrift store this morning, I saw one of the escorting fighter jets landing at Birmingham airport. To make things simpler for the Secret Service (and to catch up on my rest) I've spent most of the day at home. Back in the 90s, when I had a full-size Chevy pick-up truck and Bill Clinton came to Birmingham, I put a tailgate-sized sign on the back which said, "Hide yer women! Clinton's in town."
The unmarked tail car I had for that day blipped their little portable blue light and pulled me over on the ramp to the 1st Avenue railroad overpass and asked if they could take my photo next to the sign. Sure thing, I replied, and posed while these laughing Secret Service guys got pics.
It was suggested that I do something similar for Obama, but frankly, O just ain't that funny, and besides, what message would I use? "Hide yer guns! Obama's in town." I don't think so.

Mainstream press confirms ATF's Jones going to NFL

Jones will take on the job of disciplinary officer, providing special counsel for decisions related to player misconduct.

Looks like we'll be breaking the law in Oregon, too. "Private transfer gun owner registration bill fast-tracked in Oregon."

The Bill in question is Senate Bill 941, being represented by proponents as merely a “background check” measure. That OFF responds by calling it a registration bill is hardly hyperbole. No less an authority than the U.S. Department of Justice, in a 2013 National Institute of Justice summary report on firearms violence prevention strategies, noted “Universal background checks ... Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration...”

"The Old Man and the Sea of Black Mob Violence."

They didn’t count on the Old White Dude with a bat.

If we refuse to obey, it doesn't matter what the GOP and Democrats "debate."

Colorado's gun debate will likely rage on for years.
My email to the author:
Sent: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 6:02 am
Subject: Your story is beside the point -- the law is already being flouted by large numbers of armed civil disobedients.
As someone who is a leader in the national "We Will Not Comply" movement -- which ranges from Connecticut and New York to Colorado to Washington state -- and as someone who has personally broken CO's magazine law by smuggling 30-round magazines into your state, it doesn't mean a fart in the wind what the politicians "debate." We have already nullified their laws and dared them to do anything about it. And they don't know whether to defecate or go blind. Why don't you go back to those same Democrat politicians who passed the law and ask them when they intend to enforce it? And ask them what they expect will happen when they do.
Mike Vanderboegh

"Please, victimize us."

Overwhelming numbers of campus collectivists agree: please, victimize us.

The concept of God-given inalienable rights gives Texas editorial writers gas.

"Please leave God out of the gun debate."

Conflation alert. Collectivist wets his pants over the Three Percent. "If you think ISIS is our greatest threat, think again."

Conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, seem to be a single identity — the differences appear to become lost. In logic, it is the practice of treating two distinct concepts as if they were one, which produces errors or misunderstandings as a fusion of distinct subjects tends to obscure analysis of relationships which are emphasized by contrasts. -- Wikipedia.
SPLC-inspired conflation lies: Three Percent equals sovereign citizen equals methamphetamine-fueled LVPD snitch cop-killers like the Millers.
This comment from the author "21st Century Pacifist," is instructive:
Under any definition opposing the Federal government when implementing the law of the land and doing it as an armed force is sedition. In any other country in the world the vigilantes at Clark County would have been killed for opposing the legal government of their country. To do so in the tradition of the open land principles of the XIX century is even more odious.
Ironic application of "pacifism" to use lies to solicit government violence against your own people, no?

Hearing on government’s motion to dismiss machine gun case set for April

Oral arguments on the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss a case before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division are set for April 23 Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn ordered Tuesday.

ATF backs off of ammo ban, but it's the "sporting purpose" test that needs to go

Until Congress gets off their duffs and removes constitutionally offensive language like “sporting purpose” from the nation’s gun laws - and ideally repealing most of those laws - we insist that the ATF, and the entire executive branch, stop trying to expand and extend their invasion on the rights of the citizenry, and interpret the existing laws in the most favorable way possible for the people who entrust them with that authority.

Rather suspicious, don't you think?

Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

The long-expected Saudi Arabian - Iranian regional conventional war gets closer.

Saudis begin airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Now THAT'S funny.

ATF grounds drone program as agents can’t maneuver them correctly, report says

Inconvenient truths about Jones’ successor at ATF warrant investigation

Let me tell you something about ATF "gunwalking." Did you know that if you go to Wikipedia, you'll find no mention of either me or Mike, or our documented roles in breaking the story while imploring both Congress and the media to even notice it? Go ahead-- go explore that last link for a few minutes and see all the reporting that was done before the rest of the media had written word one. Now find anything in that early reporting that later investigations did not bear out -- notwithstanding discrediting attempts by those taking their talking points from the administration. Several people interested in a complete chronology of events have tried to change that, but their entries were always edited out within a day or so.

It Can Be Done.

Almost four years ago, I posted this about a volume of poetry that dates from the 1920s: "Fate only picks on the cowards and quitters, So give 'em both barrels--and aim for the eyes." I've been struggling with health and other issues lately (headed to the doctor again today), so I pulled down It Can Be Done again last night to peruse its pages. As I wrote then:
And finally, I think, my favorite of them all. I vividly recall Bob Wright's recitation of this poem of Grantland Rice's, entitled On Down the Road, at a militia FTX campfire back in 90s out at "Fort Stinking Desert," New Mexico. I knew it, of course, but nobody can recite it like Bob.
 Hold to the course, though the storms are about you;
    Stick to the road where the banner still flies;
    Fate and his legions are ready to rout you--
    Give 'em both barrels--and aim for their eyes.

    Life's not a rose bed, a dream or a bubble,
    A living in clover beneath cloudless skies;
    And Fate hates a fighter who's looking for trouble,
    So give 'im both barrels--and shoot for the eyes.

    Fame never comes to the loafers and sitters,
    Life's full of knots in a shifting disguise;
    Fate only picks on the cowards and quitters,
    So give 'em both barrels--and aim for the eyes.

    -- Grantland Rice, From "The Sportlight."

Iran's Proxies Have Killer Ground Robots

The vehicles are somewhat crude. They appear to use commercial security cameras with LED flashlights — instead of military-grade optics that can overcome haze, recognize targets and acquire data for precise engagements. Compared to aerial drones, UGVs have limited range, endurance and a narrow field-of-view. Their machine guns also pack a relatively light punch. But they’re still useful. UGVs can scout narrow alleyways in cities, enter houses to attack snipers and inspect for booby-traps. They can cover checkpoints or act as mobile watch dogs. They can perform critical tasks without needing immense supplies.

Hope springs eternal.

Jeb Bush’s Nightmare Scenario

More corruption.

Report cites favoritism for Terry McAuliffe and brother of Hillary Clinton

Jeff Knox: The Biggest Threat to Our RKBA – Amnesty.

Wouldn’t it be a tragic irony if we allowed people coming here seeking freedom and individual rights, to be the death-blow to that dream?

Now this is not only bad news for the ATF, it is funny.

Even so, the Court believes it is crucial to provide substantive speaking opportunities to young lawyers, and that the benefits of doing so will accrue to young lawyers, to clients, and to the profession generally. Thus, the Court encourages all lawyers practicing before it to keep this goal in mind.