Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Interesting, if true

And I don't doubt that it is true...



(You can click on CC at the bottom if the captions don't show up).

At least some folks in Europe are waking up....

Nw of only our government would do the same here with our illegal immigrant issue....

Zero Tolerance:

Means that the school administration NEVER has to use any judgement...Which means that they can never be accused of making a mistake if they hide behind zero tolerance rules........

But, once in a while, something like this happens, and they are forced to make a decision...

HS teen decks bully who punches BLIND BOY.....and is suspended for fighting. 

School administrators who try to use "Zero Tolerance" as something to hide behind for making these types of decisions should never be allowed to work in education nor be allowed in any position where they could influence children again...


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Jesus, I hate that...

I spent the last day and a half in the wonderful Peoples Republick of Illinois....

No gat on my belt.

I think I spent half the time realizing that there was no heater firmly ensconsed on my belt and the other half castigating myself  because, intellectually, I knew that I had left my daily carry at home, but it just felt wrong and I kept coming up in a panic thinking "Shit, my carry piece fell off my belt".

Christ, I hate that feeling.

Yep. That about covers that

Bob Lonsberry nails the issue.

He was right then, and he is right today.

TWO AMERICAS
 The Democrats are right, there are two Americas.

The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t.

It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t.

That’s the divide in America.

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.

That’s not invective, that’s truth.

And it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display last week as the president said he would pledge the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He notes that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just.

It was the rationale of thievery.

The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.

Vote Democrat.

It is the electoral philosophy that gave us Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America.

And it conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense. It ends up not being a benefit to the people who support it, but a betrayal. The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them – in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victimhood and anger instead of ability and hope.

The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to ignore and cheat the law of choices and consequences. It seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.

Because, by and large, the variability in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

And success and failure can manifest themselves in personal and family income.

You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course, you have them in wedlock and life is apt to take another course.

Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome. But, our lives also have had an inequality of effort. Whereas my doctor went to college and then gave the flower of his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice. And our choices led us to different outcomes.

His outcome pays a lot better than mine.

Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?

No, it means we are both free men.

And in a free society, free choices will lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama will take away, it is freedom.

The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. And there is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.

The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.

Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing.

Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”

The progressive movement would turn that upside down.

Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement has replaced effort as the key to upward mobility in American society.

Or at least it has if Barack Obama gets his way.

He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive and fosters equality through mediocrity.

He and his party speak of two Americas.

And their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.

America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts. And by the false philosophy that says one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

What the president offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, he pitted one set of Americans against another.

For his own political benefit.

That’s what progressives offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.

Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Moar Kitty Pictures


Eye be thinkin'  Tam and Bobby need another kat....

I could deliver to Indy...











Once again, free shipping!

If we give them all away, I will try to ship a possum to Wirecutter free of charge....

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Perhaps because there aren't as many trying...

Viola Davis isn't a graceful winner

Her statement: "The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity," Davis said in her acceptance speech. "You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." is perhaps true...

But then again, Black people are less than 25% of the population...and I strongly doubt that that many bother to ;earn how to act, or even try to be actresses. And of that very low number, how many can actually, you know, act? How many have the talent (developed by training or not) to become Emmy award winning actresses...or can produce an Emmy award wirthy role?

Much like the fact that few black men and women choose to become olympic swimmers....the pool (pardon the pun) of olympic swimmers of any race is small enough....add in the fact the even fewer black people choose to give that level of effort, and you have nearly zero olympic quality swimmers who have more melanin that I do.

Stem fields....Few enough women choose to become engineers. Fewer yet for black (and Hispanic) women. Are they underrepresented in all of these fields of endeavor? Yes. Is it because of a lack of opportunity? Doubtful; Maybe a lack of motivation, or maybe a cultural issue that prevents them from choosing to take that path, but, really, I doubt that it is a lack of opportunity as much as a lack of people trying for those  WHO ACTUALLY HAVE TALENT TO SUCCEED....

Yeah, I know, pointing this out makes me a racist....

Monday, September 21, 2015

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Free shipping for the next 2 days!

Anyone in NWI need a kitten? Know anyone who needs a kitten? We are making deals!

We have 4 left to find homes for.

email TheMiddleOfTheRight@gmail.com for more info.

If yer not in NWI, but need a kitten, if you take two or more, Free Overnight shipping!!!.......(just kidding).





More pictures available on request.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Standards:


Can't argue with his:

"They're ivory. Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol." - General George Patton

Friday, September 18, 2015

Many years ago:

The incident  about the kid with the clock that was mistaken for bomb by an uninformed and ignorant school teacher brought this to mind:



So I was travelling to a class in Chicago...this was in, IIRC, the then Sears Tower. Long elevator rides...

I'm travelling with a buddy: we had carpooled to the city to save on gas and parking and such. He was pretty smart, and even more importantly to this story, quick on the uptake.

Now, realize, this was pre-9-11...a more relaxed, more sane age, less psychosis when it came to "security" and less unrealistic fears.

So you also have to realize that this was before cell phone service (and phone technology) was at the level that it is today. I was carrying a Star Tac phone by Motorola...Which was, while in it's time,a real whiz bang device, (not so much today) it had a battery life measured in 10's of minutes....So I was also carrying a pager....I would keep the phone off, and turn it on and call the number displayed on my nifty Numeric Pager....(See, kids, this is how we had to do it before the new cell services that you take for granted today was built)

My pager was a nifty device too. It had a user selectable set of something like 15 or 20 tones....not just the Beep-Beep-Beep that most pagers used. My choice (so it would wake me up no matter what) was a very raspy and strident alarm that one might hear in a nuclear power plant just before a soft voiced woman announced "Core Breach Imminent, please evacuate" or some other words of doom....

So anyway....Here we are, in an elevator in the Sears Tower..(I don't recall if it was still the tallest building in the world then, but were going to somewhere fairly near the top, so it was long ride) The elevator car was fairly full....And we were somewhere close to the middle of the herd...Something like 30 buttons were lit, and we were near the end, so we were going to have to wait through numerous stops....

And here, even in an elevator my magic Pager goes off with it's strident "the end is near"alarm...in my backpack. And I didn't remember which of the multiple pockets I had placed said pager....

Everyone looked at me and or mumbled expressions of displeasure...I had disturbed their serenity or something.

I looked at Jack and said "Oh shit, I think it activated".....

Quick on the uptake, he said "Fuck, find it quick! you only have 30 seconds".

Amazingly enough, the once crowded elevator car was now instantly uncrowded, as all the other occupants were pressed tightly against the outside walls, staring at the two of us with wide eyes.

I took the pack off and began rooting in the pockets to find the offending pager....He took it from me and held it "Here, let me hold it... you don't have much time...c'mon, hurry dude..."

After about 25 seconds, the door opened and the entire car with the exception of the two of us emptied out. As the door were closing, I yelled "Got it!". We laughed heartily at the joke that only we knew....

We continued on our upward journey, but were met farther up by two security guards....who held us (after removing the backpack from me, and relieving Jack of his briefcase) until the Chicago Police arrived.

They were, well, not amused, but professional. Didn't think it was very funny (at least officially, but they were both smiling broadly as they told us to behave better) and they let us go with a stern warning after searching us (I did ask about a warrant, but didn't push it as I had started the fun..).

We were late for the class.

Today, in the paranoid world we live in,  we'd likely be shot...or at least incarcerated.  But then, it was fun.

Don't try this at home kids.

"Sorry"...

So some kit named Ahmed Muhammed did a project for school....Built a clock that an ignorant person thought resembled their idea of what a bomb looked like...Or what fictionalized bombs look like in the movies...I mean wires and digital display mean bomb, right?

It was mistaken for a bomb. ...Of course, if you look at the pictures, there is nothing but circuitry...no actual, you know, explosives. Nothing that could be mistaken for explosives. But cops aren't very discerning......apparently even less so when your name is Ahmned...So he got arrested. Truly, anyone who after about 30 seconds of looking at the thing who thought this was a bomb is an idiot....



There is prudence, and then there is unrealistic fear and paranoia. You figure which this is.

At least the kid has gotten some fame from this.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

No shit

And in doing so, you insulted every single previous recipient...and cheapened the prize for every future recipient.

Obama's award of peace prize  was a mistake....

"The decision was based in a hope for the future rather than recognition of past accomplishments"....The big motivator was, of course that to the liberals in europe, at least he wasn't George Bush




Tuesday, September 15, 2015

For all you folks that think you can hide

From the Army, the National Guard, or even from some of your local cops when/if the Revolution comes...

Who thinks that those "Thermal Blankets" marketed by Max Tactical and others to those Militia minded folks who just don't understand FLIR....

I urge you to buy one of these add ons to your smartphone and learn just what FLIR can do...

You can see what a $250 thermal imager can do (IOS version available here)

....Now think about what the military has available. I worked with it 25 years ago, and it was bad-ass then. You could, under the right conditions, see a person's BREATH from a couple hundred yards away. And that was 25+ years ago.

You'll realize that your tactics will have to change.....drastically.








Monday, September 14, 2015

Yep, way to make me happy Amazon.

So I've been a customer of Amazon's for ...a long time..longer than some of you have likely been out of high school (hell, longer than I was IN high school)..... I dislike their founders politics, but I do like their service enough to overcome that....

Along comes the smartphone. And the Amazon App.... A very handy tool. I can scan any barcode and see what the price is on Amazon compared to the price in the store right there IN THE STORE. (I especially like to check prices on books and music in Amazon while IN BARNES AND NOBLE!)....track purchases and such right there on the magic elf box in my hand....I even use it to BUY stuff once in a while...(OK, I use the amazon app to buy a LOT of shit...)


3 times, however,this year, I have turned the preference to "Leave me alone, Damnit" for the "Hey! let's send suggestions to B for stuff he might like or has previously bought!" ("Buy it again!"....even though the suggestions are likely one-off purchases like a stethescope). and clogging my notifications bar on my Android phone....and setting an alert which sounds just like my voice mail notification....which wakes me up in the middle of the night on the days that I am on call...  And pisses me off when it is a false alarm....Now, I think that having the default be "on" for these suggestive selling thingies is maybe a good idea for the first time a person downloads the app.....but I am getting a bit peeved when they keep resetting the fucking preference to "ON" when I set the thing to "OFF" for a reason.

If this keeps up, I will decide that I don't need Amazon on my phone.... Which is going to impact my Amazon buying much more than their suggestive selling is likely to generate...the offset will be at least thousand dollars a year, if not more.

Ya hear me, Jeff Bezos? I already buy enough through you.. leave me the hell alone.


Such a surprize

I mean, whoda seen this coming?

Certainly no one with a functioning brain......

     Iran has reportedly found an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium, following assessments that the      country is running low on the nuclear raw material and just days after President Obama essentially      secured an international nuclear deal with the country's leaders.

I am shocked, shocked, I tell you.

When the first A bomb goes off, it'll be Barry's finest achievement....Sadly, he (and most of the DNC) are not working for the good of the USA....

Sunday, September 13, 2015

It just can't be.....

Apparently, Tam has put 300(!) rounds through a 1911 with no cleaning (and apparently, it started out not so terribly clean to begin with) .... and had no issues.....

Can't be. The only gun that can do that is, of course,  a GLOCK. We all know that 1911's  are Jam -O-Matics.... The only things worse are Kel-Tecs and Hi-Points....

Be interesting to see if it makes it all the way to the 2000 mark.

Info Bleg:

Since the first rule is "Bring a gun" I am looking for a pocket pistol...I have, as my daily carry, (and wherever legal) depending on where I will be and the gun friendliness of the places I will be, one of the following:

General daily carry:  Para LDA 3"  It is a .45 1911-oid... is stainless. This is a 3" 1911 shaped (and manual of arms) firearm with a really long, but smooth and light double action trigger. Nice, but not as concealable as:

Social carry: Beretta 3032 Tomcat. Yeah, I know a defensive gun is supposed to have a caliber beginning with a "4" and all that....and a .32 isn't a real caliber ... But I can't always carry a .45 in some social situations, or for instance, when I am doing something like bowling or such....And modern loads for the .32 ACP approach the .380 in stopping power...not much, but a whole lot better than a sharp word....(if I could buy a Beretta model 86 today, in stainless, I'd buy one)

Around home/working in the yard, etc: A Taurus TCP in .380 ACP (is there any other size?). It is a last ditch thing, but the pistol is durable, tolerant of dirt and sweat, and is easily concealed and doesn't move around...and is easy to secure with an IWB holster and a belt, even when I am doing things like splitting wood or fixing a piece of machinery....If I am in the barn, there are other close at hand options. If I am out in the yard, well, again, better than a stick...

One thing that is very important to me in all of these guns is resistance to corrosion....I have sweat that eats carbon steel like acid. Anything carried IWB has to be either stainless or resistant to corrosion or it will be pitted in a week and inoperative in a month. Seriously.



I am looking at the DAO Bodyguard .380....anyone have any experience with this firearm? Durability, resistance to sweat, dirt, etc? Reliability? Other observations?  Holster options for Concealed Carry?




Friday, September 11, 2015

So today is 9/11....

and leaving the historical significance of the date aside, it is likely to be a lively day.....

Seems that bunch of "Black Lives Matter" type folks are planning some demonstrations and other rallys promoting violence and mayhem.

I'd be careful. Be on guard. Stay away form predominantly poor black neighborhoods on 9/11 and 9/12.

This might be (most likely will be) a fizzle. But maybe not.

Plan accordingly...

Best not to be there, if ya can arrange it....You can't fight a mob, if and when. You can't carry enough magazines...

14 years ago:



'Twasn't christians, nor Bhuddists, not Wiccans nor Hindus nor Jews... 'Twas Muslims. Supported by Muslims. I don't care if it is politically correct to point that out or not. Not all Muslims are bad, but again, it wasn't Christians, nor Buddists, not Wiccans nor Hindus nor Jews who did this terrible deed......


I won't forget.
Will you?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Oathkeepers jumps the shark



Yeah, they've either gone insane, or decided they have become irrelevant...

Oathkeepers send armed guards to protect Kim Davis from US Marshalls. 

They've obviously lost their minds.


I laughed

And laughed and laughed....

Just in case you haven't seen it....

Go here. Beverage alert....you've been warned.

(Midnite already? HAHAHAHAHAHA)

Monday, September 7, 2015

1 Adam-12: End of Watch

Martin Milner, star of Adam-12, has passed at the age of 83.

I believe I have watched every single episode over the years. His character, Pete Molloy, was, to me, what a cop should be.




Y'know....

Every major Holiday I am amazed at the actions of people. Why in the hell some people leave home, and drive 1200 miles in a car that a sane person wouldn't drive across town (a small town, like on with 274 people in it)....and with $27.43 in their pocket for gas, food and ("unexpected") repairs.....I'm talking cars with oil leaks, rotten hoses and belts, bald tires, rod knocks, bad lifters, weak fuel pumps, cracked distributor caps, bad wires, and missing exhausts..... Cars that you'd be afraid to dive past the end of your block.....

Yet they drive from Arkansas to upper Michigan and (they hope) back.....

Or not....as I find out every major travel Holiday.


Looks like Barry

Has the race/culture war he wanted...

Someone is stirring up a segment of that Demographic.  I wonder who it is?

And once they get the cops on the defensive, then what?

Are they gonna go after Whitey? It'll probably work on the liberal city dwelling metrosexuals and the other liberals who really have no clue...who can't defend themselves...

But not elsewhere....Some targets are harder than others.

And if they do start killing cops and others, it will once again set relations between the races back. Just like the DNC wants so they can keep stirring the pot and garnering votes from the "disenfranchised"...

How many lives is that vote worth to these people?

Happy Socialist Day

Go grill a burger....

That is all.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Did you know....

The day AlGore was born there were only about 7000 polar bears left on the planet.......


Sadly, today, only about 26,000 are left.....

Heh:

Ain't it the truth though?







Thursday, September 3, 2015

So now we know he isn't really running

Trump signs pledge to support RNC candidate. 

We know it ain't gonna be Him. And we know he isn't really planning on sticking it out.

The pledge may not be legally binding, but it shows me that he isn't serious.

Not that I was looking forward to him being one of my choices.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

On the Missouri

in 1945...on Sept 2, Japan surrendered. Tokyo bay...

Ending the war...likely saving hundreds of thousands of US military lives, and possibly more than a million Japanese  military and civilian lives.

Likely, it was the two Bombs that turned the tide in the Japanese Government...



ETA: (This was supposed to post at 9 AM, but apparently I can't set a time correctly)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Yep, Bring it

I mean, as he says, BRING IT.

All the way. Lessee you try. I don't think you have the intestinal fortitude or the wherewithal to do so. At least not if you've thought about the consequences. I have considered them.

At least that way you'll be upfront about it instead of sneaking behind peoples backs and lying and hiding the truth and misrepresenting "facts" and such.

I'm ready to play. Are you? I'll pay the price . Will you? I mean will you be there in the front lines, or will you expect your Tac Teams to do the dirty dangerous work? (Hint, yer gonna run out of volunteers really fast).

There are more of us than there are of you. More of us that you have police. Some will fight, some won't. But 10% of us are more than you can muster. And we know how to use our tools....likely better than your people.

So as he says. Go Ahead...Open the games. It'll be interestin',  that's for sure.

I hope you don't, 'cause I don't wanna see a lot of people, especially cops and National Guardsmen, get killed. I don't want to see my country torn part.

But if you think you can win....

Found here first.




It was bound to happen eventually:

Police officers enter wrong home.

Police officer shot, dog killed, homeowner shot. 

Luckily, no one was killed....so far.

Now, the police were doing their job....they had to investigate the call. But entering the home? (they claim they announced themselves, but who knows?) Who knows what the owner of the home heard....perhaps he was sleeping. Either way, that was a bad move. Better to knock and let the homeowner invite them in.

Entering a home (and then shooting the dog) is NOT a good idea. Any of us might well have done the same...I'm not saying the officers were in the wrong, but it sure looks that way. I might well have shot at people who entered my home at night and shot my dog....in the dark, the homeowner may well not have identified them as police.

This is a tragedy. Luckily, there was no work for the coroner.


ETA: Apparently, it wasn't the homeowner who did the shooting, but rather a fellow officer who shot the cop.....