Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brilliant speech by (now former) MEP Daniel Hannan.


This is the exact opposite of the last post.

Two quotes I thought were expressly poignant.

"10 Years ago the EU was taking 55% of British exports.  Last year it was taking 45%.  Where is it going to be in 2030?  Where is that figure going to be in 2050?  How low does it have to go before we drop this bizarre idea that we have to merge our political institutions with those of neighboring countries in order to have a minority say in a declining block?"

"Being a nation means that we are not just a random set of individuals born to another random set of individuals.  It imposes on us a duty to keep intact the freedoms we were lucky enough to inherit from our parents and pass them on to securely to the next generation."

And one more:
"We are a great country and our song is not yet sung. We still have more to give. Though much is taken.  Much abides.  And though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are."

Sunday Jams - Tom Waits







Coffee Alert - High in the running for the dumbest thing you will see today

Alabama councilwoman complains Holocaust memorial is racist because ‘it is for dead people 

I really have not had my finger on the pulse of Birmingham politics for a few years, but I am wondering at what point did the City Council become completely over-run with the irredeemably stupid? I know that cities can tolerate a certain amount of incompetence and graft and survive so long as there are enough people to pick up the slack. Pity. It used to be pretty nice.

"Tyson, who has previously asked the city to pay for repairs at the historically black Shadow Lawn Cemetery, said she didn’t understand why the city should help the privately funded memorial project.

Isn’t it still for dead people,” Tyson said. “It is for dead people. Aren’t the people they are memorializing deceased?”

"City Attorney Thomas Bentley, whose parents are buried in Shadow Lane, sighed and tried to explain how the black cemetery was a private entity, while the Holocaust memorial expressed the city’s remembrance."

I’m not sure I have the vocabulary or explanatory power to indicate the distinction although it’s clear to me from a legal standpoint that there is a distinction,” Bentley said."

I feel your pain, guy. I really do.

This is the oldest cemetery in the world,” Tyson said. “If this isn’t a tourist attraction I want to know what is."

In. Da. Wurl. Go big, or go home, right?  Not to be publicly admonished, the pack senses distress and comes to her aid.

“I know the difference,” [fellow Councilwoman] Scales said. “The difference is the haves and have-nots.”

Social Justice for the win. 

God, I love that town.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Help Wanted for Deployed Care Packages - Inquire Within

I am in contact with a few gentlemen that would that stand ready to send care some really awesome care packages to currently deployed service members.  I know our forward deployed military foot print is significantly downsized. but we still have plenty of people out there deserving of our support.
 
If you or someone you know has a valid APO address please email it to me at Sipseystreetirregulars@gmail.com or P.M. me on facebook and I will pass it on. 


p.s.  If I get any "no blood for oil" or "imperial illuminati Bilderberger Agent of Doom" b.s. comments they will be deleted.  Let's keep it classy folks.

Shooting an 18th century flintlock hunting rifle





Holy Crow!  After you see the video, check out the full court press from Mason Dixon Tactical regarding the survival applications of the flintlock.

Adventures in Social Media



I shared this picture on facebook and it received (for me anyway) a fair amount of attention.  With nearly 300 400 "likes" and well over 1000 2000 shares, I have been able to track how people interpret a meme that I think is fairly self-evident.  Most people got it.  Some, to my surprise, did not.


I will numerate a few of those that just "did not get it".  These quotes are taken directly from Facebookers that shared the meme.  All painful syntax errors have been left.  I have to share the pain somehow.


1.  "You wrong no guns not even for cops. Yea Hillary . I love that girl" - For so many reasons, I hope you choke while you eat a giant bag of dicks.  Asshole.


2.  "Yet another attempt by weak-minded NRA minions the further the paranoid, hysterical, fallacy that "da guvment is gunna take yer guns". NOBODY, NO rational person, wants to take away everyone's guns. What sucks is that 2nd Amendmenters apparently lack the critical thinking skills necessary to recognize this." - Yes they are trying to prevent private ownership of firearms.  Stop being obtuse.  Also see #1.


3  "The 2nd Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting. (Just saying)" -  No one said it was.   However, any restriction on standard capacity mags should be met with bitter scorn and willful disobedience.  Just saying.


4.  "Incorrect on 30 rounds for hunting if your hunting hogs you need 30 rounds maybe more depending on size of herd and if they're coming at you" - No one cares.  See #3.  Just saying.


5.  "and if you need a gun to feel free you suck at freedom" -  If your only contribution to the country is to throw spitballs on social media, you suck at freedom.  Also, I need to have a gun because I suck at being a slave.  Where does that put the people on the other side of the debate?


6.  " If you need a gun to kill someone, you suck at murder! Box cutters got 3000 on 9/11. The most dangerous weapon is your brain. If you hate enough to murder, you can carry it out." - Socialist governments were responsible for over 260 million murders last century.  The most dangerous weapons are "greater good" assholes like you that load people on cattle cars.  That is quantifiable.


I did find it amusing to see one anti-freedom prole in debate with another anti-freedom prole over certain nuances of gun control.  It was like watching chimps try to use tools for the first time.  They understood some rudimentary concepts but they have no idea of the purpose. 


None of them understood the "why" of the debate.  They understood to a certain degree the "how" and the "what".  The "why", as in why would you demand your freedom to retain the most basic human right to self defense, had them at a loss.  Until they figure that part out, they will just not get it.

A very inconvenient truth



As seen on The View from North Central Idaho.  Click on the link for a wonderful discussion that was had with a "all guns are icky" social media warrior.  Facts punch right through feelings, every time.

The mask drops

"Correlation does not prove causation. But a negative correlation certainly proves that “easy access to guns” cannot be blamed for murder and violent crime."


"We have still other means to test the claim that “flaccid gun laws” are a problem. I have been asking a question for over a decade now. And many others, including the CDC and the Department of Justice, have been asking it in slightly different forms without being able to find an answer that agrees with those who want more repressive gun laws. The background for the question can be found here: http://blog.joehuffman.org/2004/12/14/just-one-question/"


"The question is, “Can you demonstrate one time or place, throughout all history, where the average person was made safer by restricting access to handheld weapons?” The answer turns out to be, “No.”




Friday, June 24, 2016

I'm guessing it did not go the way he anticipated

David Cameron steps down Prime Minister following British exit of EU vote.

Big news in the Old Blighty. Anyone want to buy some Euros for cheap?

The Boogymen under your bed with an issued Glock 20

FBI Says Racist Organizations Have Been Infiltrating Police Departments For Years

As found making its rounds on Facebook.  Oh the irony of the FBI training, setting up, and funding the white supremacist movement for years to troll for a steady stream of truly useful idiots only to accuse the same people for infiltrating the LEO.

Training Pics from the PNW

I tip my hat to these Patriots.  Deeds, not words.




Bill Whitle: Guns, Islam and Orlando


Bill Whittle is a national treasure.  God only knows why he is not given a bigger platform.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

George Patton sends: Restore Liberty in My Lifetime?

Restore Liberty in My Lifetime?



An excerpt:


"We in the liberty movement all talk about “restoring rightful liberty” whatever that means to the folks talking about it. Many of us call ourselves three percenters, alluding to the three percent of the patriots who fought for liberty during the revolutionary war."


...


"The Patriots were motivated by equality, economic mobility and freedom of religion."


"What percentage of Americans are motivated by these three things today? We read daily of regular folks begging the government to take their rights away under the notion that we “might” be safer.  The number of folks that really want equality of opportunity is almost none.  Attacks on economic mobility occur from every side of the political spectrum.  Freedom of religion?  Americans are embracing religion at a smaller number every year it seems."


"So, what are we restoring? How many Americans even recognize these motivations enough to even want them?"



Seems pretty easy to understand to me.


TypeAy Sends: Whistling Death: The Corsair



I confess, I had wanted to be a Soldier since I was knee high, so I never did give much thought to vintage military aircraft.  Growing up in Columbus with Wright Pat down the road, by rights I should have paid more attention.  Maybe it is a touch of sentimentality I am getting in my old age, but I am starting to see the romance with these obsolete war birds .


These machines were made in a time well before computers and certain air superiority.  Even if you cannot appreciate the birds, you can sure appreciate the grit for the men that flew them.

The Crumbling Empire

USAF Vet Forcibly Removed from Flag-Folding Ceremony for Mentioning God

Tell me again what happens when we have an armed forces whose moral compass is the State?


"Master Sergeant (MSgt) Charles “Chuck” Roberson is a USAF veteran who retired on April 3, 2016 at Travis Air Force Base. A month before his retirement, Roberson saw Rodriguez perform the flag-folding speech at a friend’s retirement ceremony. Moved by the speech, Roberson personally asked Rodriguez to give the same speech at his own retirement ceremony. Rodriguez readily agreed. Read a script of the speech."



"When Roberson’s unit commander discovered that Rodriguez would be delivering the flag-folding speech, which mentions “God,” during the ceremony, he attempted to prevent Rodriguez from attending. After learning that he lacked authority to prevent Rodriguez from attending, the commander then told Roberson that Rodriguez could not give the speech. Rodriguez asked Roberson what he should do, and Roberson responded that it was his personal desire that Rodriguez give the flag-folding speech as planned."


"Roberson and Rodriguez tried to clear the speech through higher authorities at Travis Air Force Base, even offering to place notices on the door informing guests that the word “God” would be mentioned. They never received a response from the authorities. As an Air Force veteran himself, Rodriguez stood firm on his commitment to Roberson."

Not suprising





This factoid has been making the rounds.  Obama did say he wanted a civilian military force, after all.

A Reader Sends: Fourth Generation War Comes To America: What Are You Going To Do About It?

Fourth Generation War Comes To America: What Are You Going To Do About It?

The article deals specifically with islam; a 1600 year old threat that most Americans view as very distant and ephemeral.  Submission, whether it is to a bureaucrat or an imam is one in the same.  You are a given a choice of easy, apathetic submission or a never ending battle to politically, spiritually, and physically keep your God given rights. 


"Orlando is not the first mass shooting by a so called ‘Lone Wolf’ Islamic Jihadist in America; it’s the seventh in recent years but this one is different. The knee jerk reaction from the political left and their media enablers has (unbelievably) gained traction in the establishment media. The Orlando massacre has nothing to do with guns; decreasing the civil liberties of law abiding Americans is not the answer. A majority of the American public knows this and are dismissing the governing elites attempts to spin this attack for political advantage out of hand. The problem is Islamic Jihadists and the fact that they are embedded inside our society and are going to, with ever increasing frequency, attack the citizens around them in the name of Allah. It’s what they do."


It  is what they do.



Now people are starting to ask the right questions

What Will Gun Controllers Do When Americans Ignore an ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban?



The answer, of course, is all day, every day, and twice on Sundays. 


"So, the government somehow defines "assault weapons" in a meaningful way and bans sales of new ones. How is that going to be effective given the millions of disfavored weapons already in circulation? That includes roughly 8 million AR-15-style rifles alone—out of somewhere north of 300 million firearms in general. It's not like they're going anywhere."


I still feel that the 300 million number is extremely conservative given the number of firearms that have been sold in the past few years alone.  Of course the author is right in that no branch of government was able to  define the term "assault rifle" in a "meaningful way".  Just look at how arbitrary the "bayonet lug" or the "shoulder thing that goes up" were or what the SBR brace is now. 


Here is the "ah ha"" moment of the ease of nullification that needs to be imparted loud and clear to the disarmament folks:


"People have been 3D-printing AR-15 lower receivers (the parts legally classified as a firearm) for years. More durable receivers are CNC-milled by hobbyists from partially finished blanks as well as raw blocks of metal. These techniques were developed in anticipation of the laws now proposed, with the specific purpose of rendering them impotent."


Even before 3D printers and CNC machines, free men and women did not need permission to make firearms.  Pass whatever "feel good" law you law you wish, it does not matter a damn.  Firearms manufacturing has been completely and forever democratized.  It will in the hands of the people to decide what they are going to give up and what they simply will not.


Anyone interested in hosting coast-to-coast 80% lower parties?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What a strange world we live in

Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry

From PJ Media:
"Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a national gun registry:
A former FBI counter-terrorism agent says lawmakers could make mass murders less likely. "What we need to do is keep the ownership of guns known to the government, so we know who has what," said security consultant Gamal Abdel-Hafiz. “And I know a lot of people are against that.”
Seems to me there was some talk about a Muslim registry for the same reasons.  Wonder how he weighs in on that one.

File under "No one thinks they are an evil person"

More on the rats among us



This is just my job

One from Joe at Boomershoot
"This is just my job. So said the guy gathering signatures at the grocery store."
"One of the initiatives he was promoting was designed to get more guns out of the hands of law abiding people." "When I saw his booth and the anti-gun language, I resolved to talk to him on my way out of the store."
.....


"His reply: “This is just a job for me. I’m a gun owner.”
"I don’t remember my reply, but it was not what I was thinking:" "Quisling." "Judenrat." "To make others defenseless because you are getting a paycheck."




I am reminded of a post from some time ago that references something quite similar..


"...I once told a hoplophobe child psychiatrist on a "gun violence" panel in Birmingham:

"Let's say you're right. Let's say I AM paranoid. Let's say I'm CRAZY." (And here I opened up my eyes wide and edged closer to him. He jumped back in fear.) "Well, I'm still armed to the teeth. That just complicates your problem, now doesn't it?"


The Old Man loved telling people that story.  Anyone that would listen; his eyes would get wide at the appropriate places and he would smile at the end for effect.  What only but a few were able to grasp is its profound wisdom.  Men, even well meaning ones that are simply trying to make their way in the world, who may even be sympathetic to your cause, who ask for to disarm need to have their lies exposed for what they are at eye ball level.


After all, evil triumphs when good men do nothing to the well intentioned ones aid it.