Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mike Pence shows his balls are small

He backs down from his stance on Religious exemptions for businesses.

Weak willed,gutless weasel. Shoulda thought about that before you signed the (IMO, good) legislation.

They were making noises that he might run for president. He just lost my vote.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Darwin missed him, but got his wife instead

Here is a hint, just in case you need it:

Your GPS is a GUIDE. Look outside the car.... pay attention.

Man drives car off of partially demolished bridge. 

I know this bridge. I live sorta nearby. You gotta go around 4 sets of orange and white signs and 2 sets of Jersey barriers to get to where he fell off the end of the bridge.

It's been closed since fall of 2009 or so.

I'm sorry the Mrs. died. Shoulda been him, if only for stupidity. Dying while trapped  in a burning car isn't the end I'd wish for anyone.

But seriously, you gotta TRY to get to where he did in order for this to happen.

One wonders.

Oh, and update your GPS maps occasionally........ the bridge had been closed since 2009....

Good to see the courts are finally putting limits

on Police behavior.

Court indicts Alabama policeman for throwing 57 year old Indian man to the ground.

I'm not sure of the "Indian" part had anything to do with it, but I suspect it did. Either way, if he can't behave better than that, he should be in jail. If it were you or I there would have been no doubt...we already would have been incarcerated. Police should be given a small amount of latitude and benefit of doubt. But not Carte Blanche.

Nice to see that there are limits.

Like Adam Lanza only with a plane.

Psychotropic drugs and all.

Mass murder. Only with a plane instead of a gun.

"explanations for Lubitz's actions are that he may have stopped taking his medication so it would not be detected in any medical tests"

Seems that each of the latest mass murderers were, just before their "final episode", on SSRI type pscychotropics.

How many others are we NOT hearing about because they failed to make the high enough death count.....or didn't use an "assault weapon" or a plane to commit mass murder?

It's not an uncommon issue, apparently...some folks have bigger issues than others....

More here


Perhaps this is why Harry is retiring?

Yeah, this makes more sense than the "Exercise machine band breaking" story too.

I mean, he's lain down with so many pigs over the years.....


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Welcome NAMBLA members?

So everyone is up in arms about the whole Religious Freedom Restoration Act which passed here in Indiana. This was an act of legislation passed in response to those weasley little assholes who sued the bakery in Colorado just because they HAD to have a cake made by a Christian baker in order to validate their lifestyle.  ("We're Here, We're Queer, get used to it!....Tell everyone my lifestyle is OK and show me it is allright"). They CHOSE to try to force this business make 'em a cake....Why?

Why do these people fall for the media hype that mischaracterizes the (not so) new law as discriminatory. Most of the commentary shows they haven't even read it. It isn't anti gay. It is actually anti-government-led coercion.

Thing is, a private business SHOULD be able to discriminate against anyone and everyone they please. Private. Business. Not Government Business.  No one forces you to spend your (private) money at any business. You get to choose. Don't like the stance that Chick-Fil-A has on gay marriage? Take yer money elsewhere. Dislike Kroger's choice to not ban concealed handguns in their stores? Good. Buy at Sav-Mart down the road. No one forces you to spend your money at places which have a philosophy at odds with yours. Conversely, we get to support those businesses whose decisions or stances we approve of....we get to support those we choose and not support those we don't. (So why should we force businesses to do business with people who's lifestyle choices are at odds with the business owner's beliefs?)

All this law does (BTW, it mirrors the same FEDERAL law put in place 21 years ago) is protect those who would choose, because of a religious objection, to not do business with people whose lifestyle or other choices the business owner finds objectionable.

The sad part is the law even has to exist.....I, as a private business owner, should be able to and allowed to discriminate against anyone or any group I should choose to. Anyone.

If I should decide that I hate to see single women walking/travelling alone...unsupervised by a male, and I choose not to serve them, that is my business. Jews? nope no protection for them, or Muslims, or Christians. Gays? Yeah, my choice. Blacks? Whites? Eastern Asians? Chinese or Japanese or Koreans? Yeah, if I don't want their business, I should be able to exclude 'em. South Americans? Gotta keep them out. If I don't want to do business with Europeans, (or folks with European ancestry? )My choice. No one forces them to do business with me, and I should be able to exclude any or all of them I so desire.

I mean, already we have those businesses who discriminate against me based on my gender or choice of lifestyle....they ban firearms in their places of business. Ever watch a man try to get into a "Women only" gym? (yet, oddly, women can't be banned from men's gyms...why is that?) Why should a business that is privately owned not have the right to determine who they must serve? That's like saying you have to let anyone that wants to walk through your (privately owned) yard.....or that the State can force you to go to a church . We just can't discriminate against the currently favored group or the one who makes the most noise.

If the rest of the public should choose to also not do business with that place that discriminates, well, they'll go out of business. And if not, well, then there is an under-served segment of the market...someone else can open up a competing business and say "(lifestyle choice or religion) welcomed!" and they will have a captive market...Perhaps the first business will then go out of business.

Would you do prefer to shop at a mall which included and welcomed NAMBLA members or Registered Sex Offenders or one which excluded them? Especially if you had young children? Which one would you prefer to shop at? They, too have made lifestyle choices. Should businesses be forced to welcome them? Bake and decorate a cake celebrating the molestation of a child? Perhaps a rape? Lifestyle choices, remember? Celebrate diversity, and all that. How about murderers? Or those who promote murder? KKK members? Again, lifestyle choices. How about if they asked for a cake which celebrated a lynching?

(and NO, I am not suggesting that Gay/Same Sex Marriage folks are equivalent to murderers or to NAMBLA members, Child Molesters or KKK members. I am using these examples because to some people, the Gay lifestyle/Same Sex Marriage is as repugnant as Child Molesters or KKK is to the rest of us. Again: NOT equivalent in my mind, so stop with the outrage over that, please) 

Now, to be clear: I don't really care (unless you are  NAMBLA member or a child molester or a murderer or rapist) what your lifestyle choices are. In my business we accept all denominations: $1, $5, $10,$20, $50, $100...We are all inclusive and non discriminatory: AMEX, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, (Diners and CartBlache and JCB too!) I really don't care who you have sex with (as long as they are consenting adults) who you worship (or how) as long as such ceremonies don't hurt others and are legal.....I could give a shit what gender(s) you claim, or how you present them.

But for Klaatu's sake, people: If a business doesn't want your business, go somewhere else. Don't whine. Don't sue. Just go somewhere else. Tell everyone you know that this business didn't want  your money. Let them choose to buy there or not. If you can get enough people to protest or boycott that business, then they'll either apologize and change their ways....or go out of business. If you can't get enough support, then your cause may not be that important.  Protest out front if you wish (that First Amendment  thing) but respect their FA rights too. Just because YOU think your behavior is ok doesn't mean everyone thinks it is ok. You may have the freedom to do what you want, but your fellow citizens don't have to condone it . Accept it, yes. Approve of it, no. And if they won't validate your lifestyle, then deal with it and move on. Spend your money elsewhere. Or take a long hard look at yourself.

And just in a sorta related areas, there is THIS. The (job) market has spoken. The (retail) market will as well.

Thought for the week:

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
– Heraclitus

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My grandfather always said:

That one really good measure of someones character is how a person treats someone who they think is lower on the social order than they are... I.E. say how a CEO treats a waiter or a bank teller..

Friday, I had a person prove how low their character really is. First he trashed my employee, then when I stepped in, as a manager, he attempted to trash me.  When I asked him to leave, he suggested that he would speak to my supervisor. He was dismissive and insulting and downright rude and referred to both of us as "minimum wage drones". I explained that I was also the owner of the business, and he could complain all he wished, but he was still leaving.


His demeanor changed entirely.  Having had no idea that I was the owner, he assumed he could rant and rave with impunity. When he realized he couldn't slam someone "lower" than him, he became all servile and such.

Too late, brother, go find somewhere else.

Friday, March 27, 2015

commercialism:

Seems that Willie Nelson is gonna market his own brand of weed. And accessories. And, of course, T-shirts and such.

Willie's Reserve. Good branding.

And, apparently stores. Like a Whole Foods of weed.


I can just hear the commercials:



good riddance:

Harry Reid says he won't run for re-election.

Now, if only we can convince about 10 others to do the same, then we'd have a fighting chance....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Indeed:



liberal logic


found (and stolen from) HERE

I wonder too:

HERE

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Yeah, I'd like to know more....

This should make you angry:

But, if this is as it appears, then I'd also like to see the officers charged. And terminated. and jailed.


Papers, please?

Realize that this was not a port of entry, but an "internal checkpoint". I dislike the idea of the internal checkpoint, but once the officer had asked the question regarding citizenship, then the rest is an illegal search. They had no cause to stop anyone, and just because the dude didn't grovel cooperate is no reason for any of the treatment shown on the videotape.



Anyone got more details?

And lest you say, "gee. all he had to do was answer a few questions".....remember, he was inside the borders, at an illegal checkpoint, and that pesky Constitution says he DIDN'T have to answer.

It is a short step from here to "Your Papers Please". And a very sharp slope downward.

Found HERE

When people have had enough:

So when the (mostly white?) patrons of restaurants won't take their Sunday brunch being interrupted because some black activists are concerned about (black) thugs being detained (and when they resist, being shot) by police for acting like thugs, then what happens?

Those activists get chased out of the restaurant by angry white people who are tired of the bullshit and harassment and double standards...that's what.

 "White lives matter too!"

People, especially law abiding white people who aren't racist are beginning to tire of the bullshit. They are tired of being called racist and tired of having their "White Privilege" shoved in their faces...They are (mostly) not racists, and their "Privilege" happens because they are hard working, law abiding folks who don't squander their money or their opportunities...and they know it. They know they aren't the issue, but the Black community and society is

The backlash is coming. This is but the opening steps.

Ain't it?

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Found here

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stupidity

So I am at a gunshow....behind a table,  as I had just offered to give a friend of mine who is a knife vendor a break so he can go to the bathroom and get something to drink as he is by himself....

Now, he has 5 tables, each covered with 2 or more with display cases full of KNIVES. (His banner reads "Brads Knives"). Not a firearm on any of the tables. Just various high end knives.

Up wanders Cletus and his friend:  Cletus says "I'm looking for a black chromed (nitrided?) bolt group for an AR"

Brad looks at me. Looks left and then right at his tables full of knives. "Dude, all I sell is knives".

Cletus says "So you can't help me then?"

"nope"

Cletus moves off in a huff.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Don't shoot

'Cause white lives matter....

You didn't hear about this one in the media, did you?

Why not? What is different? Does a white guy who isn't a Ghetto thug not matter to the media? Or don't they want to face the facts?

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Please stand by









My computer is experiencing greater and/or lesser technical issues. Posting my be light and/or nonexistant as access to a non -Windows 8 machine is limited.

 I will have to wait for software from the manufacturer...and possibly a new hard drive. We shall see.






Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So all the FanBois are all atwitter:

GLOCK is going to bring us a firearm that nearly every other manufacturer has had out for years!!!!

I mean, yeah, GLOCKS are nice guns. They lack a decent safety, are more prone to ND's than any other gun, and their triggers feel like mush and have half assed resets. But they are GLOCKS!

No, really, I just don't understand the pants wetting happiness that the GLOCK fanbois are having....Is it because your favorite manufacturer is finally giving you what you have been asking for for years? Finally providing you a product you could have purchased from S&W four or more years ago, or Taurus a few years before that (or maybe KAHR a few years before that)? Or is it that you can finally get a moderately unsafe firearm for easier concealed carry (except that you'll have to have an uncomfortable Kydex IWB holster to carry it in)? Or that you can carry a 9mm pistol with 6 rounds in a package that is 96% of the size of a 1911 derivative* (which comes with real safeties) that carries the same number of rounds....only in .45ACP?

Just kidding folks, I am glad you get to finally carry a concealed single stack and can finally not feel left out by your manufacturer. Because GLOCK!

* This is not an endorsement of Kimber pistols, merely used as a comparison

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time

So the other day I was preaching preparation to a person.

Preparation: Have a few cans of food, a method of cooking it, and a means of staying warm (and alive) if the power goes out for a week or so. Try to have enough food for at least a 2 week period, etc.

So they asked me how to get started. I suggested buying 1 or two extra cans a week until they have 5 cans per person per day stashed. Hide it under a blanket or a board at the bottom of a closet if no other storage is available.

Then one of them asked me.....what if things go really bad....Not just weather elated (ice storm, tornado, etc) but really bad...War, or civil unrest, etc....

You still have the food. You still have the means to cook it.

And most of all, you have TIME...... TIME to prepare. Time to plan. Time to realize what is happening and make other plans....Time to deal with the immediate situation while everyone else is starving and cold. Time to succeed when everyone else is failing around you.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Transparency

Yeah, right:

The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, 

So when it is ummmmm....inconvenient to have all that transparency and openness, a Presidential Administrtion can decide to just ....well, make itself exempt from a law?

No, Barry, that isn't how it works.

Not done

So the ATF got caught, and (temporarily) abandoned the idea of banning a type of common ammunition.

They backed off from that.

But further review shows that they are considering banning much more ammo.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Or maybe just the blood of some bureaucrats every so often to keep the others in line....Tree of liberty and all that.




Sunday, March 15, 2015

Watching the Nascar Pre-Race

I see that NASCAR has re-instated Kurt Bush....They should never have suspended him in the first place.

Where was the assumption of innocence?  Some vengeful Bimbo Patricia Driscoll tried her best to trash his reputation. The Courts and Law Enforcement took the time to investigate and found that:
"After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of  establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the September 26th incident,".  This is the incident where she came to his trailer after they had broken up and where she claims he smashed her head into the wall....but she didn't know to report it until after over a month had passed...and the supposed bruises had had time to fade (she's 35 years old, not some 17 year old girl,...."Didn't know"? Really? A professional adult woman was unsure as to what to do when there is an act of domestic violence?)

The courts are willing to presume his innocence until it could be proven otherwise. Sadly, NASCAR couldn't do the same. NASCAR owes Kurt Busch  a apology. And he should sue that vengeful bitch Ms.  Driscoll for damages.She did her best to tank his career, waiting until just before the start of the season to bring these allegations to the courts and (especially) to the press...

If only he'd have had the option of telling his team , NASCAR,  and his sponsors (especially Chevrolet) to piss off and go elsewhere for a ride. 

And now, at least, every other male knows to take real care with Patricia, lest you get on her bad side, and your job and reputation become a target for her to destroy in vengeance.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

If only

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PI day

3.1415.....just wait until 9:26:53. Only happen once in yer lifetime. Iffen I had time I'd raise a glass.

enjoy if you can.

'm off to get some work done.