Monday, November 30, 2015

Maine is mean

They want people to use food stamps for.....Food. 

How rude. How mean, depriving people of empty calories instead of nutrition.

Unhealthy food is a right!

It is time for much purchasing

and many of you may well do it online. Christmas is coming.

If you buy things via Amazon, PLEASE do so via the links on the left column of my page.

It costs you ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, but if you click through that link there on the left and then log in and buy, I earn a small commission. (or click HERE)

Help me feed my guns.

For those of you who do so already, thank you.

The arabs see it....

Why can't the rest of the world see the truth?

These wealthy Gulf nations argue that accepting large numbers of Syrian refugees is a serious threat to the safety of its citizens because terrorists could hide themselves among civilians.

Not to mention that these radical Wahabbis are the direct result of the funding and propaganda campaigns of the same wealthy gulf states.....

I DO think that these people need help....and I really do think that we, as a nation, should help. But not at the cost of our men and women in the military, and not at the cost of our security here in our nation's borders.

Nowhere is there anything written that we have to allow unchecked migration to our country. No one (barrring US citizens), anywhere in the world, has a right to come here and reside in side our borders.


Friday, November 27, 2015

So only some lives

are worth protesting when they are ended:

Here we have two black children:

Both live in Chicago.

One, Tyshawn Lee, a 9 year old boy, killed by a black man who was a rival gang member to his father. (which everyone in the community knew, just waited for the police to make an arrest....)

The other, 17 year old Laquan McDonald killed by a white police officer.

Now, Tyshawn (the 9 year old) was doing nothing, was killed because of who his father was. Shot 7 times. Executed for revenge against his daddy.

Laquan (the 17 year old) was high on PCP, vandalizing cars, and was carrying a knife in his hand when confronted by officers. refused to drop the knife, and was shot 16 times.

Protests for Laquan. Marches and vigils. 'Cause white cop. (and excessive force, perhaps)

No protests for Tyshawn. Black man killed him, so he Don't Matter

Odd that.

The only thing I can figure is that there are racist double standards in the black community. White police officers don't get a pass, but black gang members do....

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I hope

That you are celebrating Thanksgiving with people you care about, be that friends, or family or a combination of both. May you continue whatever traditions you have in the comfort of those you love.

Take the time to reflect, and give thanks for what you have. I have much to be thankful for, I hope you do as well.

Raise a glass to those who can't be with friends and family because they are standing a post somewhere less comfortable than where you are.

I will.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Interesting

'twas pointed out to me that the (mostly not black and mostly well educated, not street people) reporters following the (mostly black and mostly not well educated)) protesters of Laquan McDonalds  (he wasn't a choirboy, BTW) death a year ago are surprised by their civility and by their just plain good behavior and politeness.....Much in the way that they are surprised when a scary looking pit bulldog turns out to be a nice, cuddly pet.

Good doggie.

I think it is funny. Sad, but funny.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Except, of course, political donations

So the IRS wants the Social Security Numbers of anyone donating to a Not for Profit organization (501-C-).......

Except, of course for Political action groups that could influence the elections......(Wonder why they exempted those??????)

This is, I feel, an invasion of privacy, as no one needs to know who I support. It could, in fact, be used as retribution against citizens who don't toe the party line, or whose views are not deemed correct by the current administration.

Lois Lerner has already done it, on a small scale, How would you like to have your donation to any non approved cause used to trigger an IRS audit, or other scrutiny?



Contact your Senators, tell 'em to reign in the IRS. Or your contributions to worthwhile causes will, at some point, be used against you.
Plan on it.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fences work

At least in Turkey:

US working with Turkey to cut off ISIS border smuggling route...

With a fence.

But we can't have on on our southern border because "They won't work".....

Bastards. Lying Cheating Bastards.





Remember this date.....

Sadly, Barry was nowhere near Dallas today....

Interesting viewpoint:

So teaching at another NRA First Steps course I overheard:

"Yeah, last time we let a bunch of muslims in the country in such large numbers that we couldn't keep track of them we had 9-11.......Letting in a half million "refugees" from Syria or wherever sounds like the same thing to me.....".

14 new shooters in the world.  14 "New Shooter Smiles".

Payin' it forward.

Friday, November 20, 2015

At the range last night:

"Dude, I shot a 20 lb turkey yesterday.

Easy shot, it was just sitting there!,


Wow, I gotta say, a .50 cal muzzleloader sure is loud in the frozen food section of the Supermarket though...."


Bobby ain't right...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Just luck

that they were caught.

Wonder what they had in mind? Who were they planning on meeting here in the US? What deviltry did they have in mind??? Perhaps they just wanted some freebies....

At least they were smart enough to try and come the easy way.....across the Mexican border.


Never, ever,

Let a crisis go to waste.

EU Commission uses crisis of Paris Terrorist attacks to further tighten private gun ownership laws to keep the citizens safe.

(Full text HERE)

'Cause the terrorists will get their guns legally.....and it is so difficult , apparently, to get a full auto Kalishnikov in Europe....

And we all know Islamic terrorists follow the laws.......Right? Making it illegaler to possess such weapons will help keep those atrocities from happening, right?

ETA: Not that some Illinois politicians are any better

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Well, DUH

How can you investigate someone when there is nothing to investigate?


Not just Syrians

Any group which contains rattlesnakes.

Forward this to everyone you know.




Found HERE

Why would you let dangerous killers into your neighborhoods?

Monday, November 16, 2015

"Round up the usual suspects"






So France, in an attempt to shut the stable door after the equine had bolted, apparently raided something like 75 assorted houses and compounds, seeking suspects in the terrorist attacks of Friday. Seems they found a "significant amount" of weapons and explosives.

Gotta  Do Something..., I get that.....More importantly, the police and other authorities gotta be SEEN Doing Something.

But here is the question: If they knew where to look, and had reasonable suspicion to execute a search (and were, apparently correct in their suspicions) then WHY DIDN'T THEY DEAL WITH THE ISSUE of the terrorist safe houses BEFORE the attack?  Why did they wait until AFTER some of their countrymen had been killed and injured? If they were raid worthy on Saturday or Monday, WHY WERENT THEY RAID WORTHY ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE ATTACKS?

Did their inaction result in increased casualties and deaths?


Twas true then.....

And I think it shall prove true today.

THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON
by Rudyard Kipling


It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy -- willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddently bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.



The French were a big part of the Crusades.....will they be again?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pictures of what can happen when the populace is disarmed...

And someone decides to slaughter the sheep...(somewhat graphic, deal with it or don't click the link)

Remember, this is from the "religion of peace".

Not saying that one "good guy with a gun" could have stopped this slaughter....but then again, he (or she) could have possibly cut down on the number of victims...4 men did this atrocity. 1 man with a spare magazine could have suppressed their fire.

Most concert venues here in the US are "Gun free Zones" too.

So the word of the day on CBS

is "Radicalized".

Seems that we can blame whomever "Radicalized" these Frenchmen French Muslims who were part of the terror attack.

Why is it that it is only the Muslims that get "Radicalized"? It isn't the German Lutherans who go all Radical....isn't the Catholics, nor the Protestants nor the Buddists nor the Wicccans nor the Druids ...

What is it about the Muslim faith that lends itself to "Radicalization"?

Yes, I know it is a small percentage of Muslims that "radicalize". What percentage of a population is it acceptable wherein that percentage may go nuts and kill you? If 1% of dogs went nuts every year and attacked and killed people, we would have no dogs in this country....1/2% ? Is that acceptable? Maybe .001% of muslims  Can be Radicalized?? I dunno..

How many is too much of a danger?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Coming soon to a city near you

Yeah, so some folks might consider me racist for the below. I don't care. I don't want to see my fellow citizens slaughtered. And let us all face the truth. When we heard that there were coordinated attacks happening in Paris, we all thought "Followers of Muhammad". We all knew, with near 100% certainty that these were not Buddhists. We knew who it had to be, even if we wouldn't talk about it....

So there are approximately 100,000 "Refugees" coming to the US. HERE are the cities to which they will be distributed. 

Not all, I am sure, are terrorists. But Paris though for sure NONE of their refugees would be terrorists either, and yet, some were, and they have at least 150 people dead because of that assumption.

How man of your friends and neighbors are you willing to sacrifice?

Why would we want to bring snakes into our midst?

Wonder how many of these "refugees" are horrified at the deaths of so many infidels? How many of these "refugees" decry the actions of the murderers in Paris?


Paris

I feel sorry for the folks in Paris. My prayers are with the families.  But they were a terribly easy target to attack (again).

Much of the talk last night in the venue where I was socializing was that it could be tried here, but looking at the crowd of 200+, there were (that I know of) at least 30 firearms, and we would be, at least, a much harder target. Hard to do much about Suicide Bombers, but bullets would seem to work well against gunmen.

This is true of nearly every state in the west and midwest (west coast states excluded, of course) and much of the south, but the East coast would be as soft a target as the unarmed French were.

One wonders if these attackers arrived in the recent wave of immigrants. For those who are truly seeking a better life, I hope not......I fear that the borders of the EU are going to close with a bang.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Remember today

"The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound"


Today, 40 years ago, The "witch of November" came early and claimed the ship and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Interestingly enough, it was a P-3 Orion aircraft that found the wreck 4 days later....

Raise a glass to those that lost their lives 40 years ago.


Monday, November 9, 2015

And sometimes, Justice starts to happen:

These town Marshalls are held under $1,000,000 bail in the shooting death of that 6 year old boy in Louisiana....Charged with second degree Murder.

The father is still in the hospital.

Bodycam video purportedly shows the father, Chris Few, had his hands up when the Marshalls opened fire, killing his son, 6 year old Jeremy Mardis, in his car seat. 

If true, then they should be jailed for life. As Murphy points out, cops have a bit more latitude because of their job. The other side of that is that they should be held to a higher standard of behavior and even harsher punishment for wrongdoing....

It will be interesting to see what the investigation brings....But I find it interesting that the State Police arrested them, and the local District Attorney wants no part of this case....

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sooo. I think things are gonna get SPORTY very soon...

Seems reports say Russia has pulled over 12,000 of it's citizens from Egypt in the past day, with another 24,000 to go...

When that is done, expect things to get ...interesting....for the folks that Russia thinks are responsible for the bombing of the civilian airliner...(Cough, ISIS,Cough)

Methinks that there will be a lesson taught, and a retribution paid....And I will give you 3:5 that Russian citizens are not targeted bu ISIS in this or the next generation.

Now if only the folks we have in charge of our countries response will take notes as to how to deal with people who indiscriminately kill our citizens....

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

If yer a cop, you can get away with shooting someone in the back...sometimes.

Now, the best way not to get shot by a cop is not to run from them, and not present a threat....

Comply with the officer's orders.

Usually that works.

Sometimes not. David Kassick apparently ran and that led, ultimately, to his demise...

I wasn't there, and I didn't see the whole thing and I wasn't on the jury that acquitted Officer Lisa Mearkle of murder.

From the piece of video I saw at THIS link, I don't think I could have acquitted her though.

I saw an officer shoot a man who, at that time, presented no threat. I heard her screaming and her orders were somewhat incoherent.

If that were you or me or any non-police gun owner, we'd have been tried for murder. And would be in prison for murder right now.

I'd like to hear the members of the Jury explain their decision. Perhaps they saw evidence that the rest of us didn't....


Holy shit!

In the last 24 hours, my oak trees shed about 80% of their leaves.

SO where are all the protestors

and the Black Live Matter folks...Where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?

I don't hear Barry Obama saying "If I had a Son, He'd look a lot like Tayshawn".

Why? Why aren't they here on the South Side of Chicago Protesting and rioting and looting to protest the brutal murder of 9 year old Tayshawn Lee?

Because he was killed on the South Side of Chicago....and because Daddy is a gang banger and he was likely killed in retaliation for something Daddy did...

And we can add to that question why they aren't protesting the killing of aspiring model Kaylin Pryor....a young girl who likely had found a way out of the hood.....Killed in a driveby in Englewood...

Chances are that the only race in these incidences is Black on Black...so the B.L.M. folks ignore it.

I guess only SOME black lives matter.

Range day!

Except it was a day of finishing the project of the burial of the new electric line that started almost 4 months ago. Likely the last decent day we have before spring for such escapades.

8 hours on a backhoe. (a small one).... dig 7 feet, move the tractor, dig 7 feet move the tractor, etc, etc, etc.

Plus since the range was built on filled ground, there are all sorts of treasures that one finds. Metal, stones, bigger stones, oddly shaped bigger stones, more twisted metal pieces, something unidentifiable, then some other shit I don't even want to know (I reburied it)....

The line is installed, and the outdoor range now has power for lights, and (eventually) the air compressor for the target turners that haven't worked in 3+ years....(since last time I fixed 'em....before the power went wonky about 2 + years ago).

I have spent more time at the range not shooting these past 6 months than I have spent shooting.

I also had to give lessons to the others helping:

1.. Only one person can give directions to the guy on the tractor/backhoe. One. Otherwise the operator does nothing.

II..Don't fuck around when giving directions. People get hurt that way.

C...MAKE SURE THE GUY OPERATING THE BACKHOE SEES YOU BEFORE ENTERING THE ARC OF THE BACKHOE SWING. Trust me, it is only 35 HP, but you will lose that battle.




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It is still theft

Seems that the cops in New Haven are pre-emptively stealing items from cars and homes, to prove a point.

Theft, however, is still theft.

And a beating for stealing is still a beatdown for stealing. Cop or no, on duty or not.

IfYaKnowWhatIMean...

Wanna have some real fun with your roommate?

Run into the bathroom while they are in the shower....

Yell "Roomath!!!,Wallonthamgro! Welmanthing regondo!"

Roll your eyes while being all wide eyes and such

Then run out of the room. Scram when you are halfway down the hall...

It works even better if you are wearing goggles and holding a baseball bat....Maybe wearing a rain slicker.


Don't ask me how I know.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Interesting....and apparently legal

Seems that enterprising Saudi Arabian dairy farms are buying entire square miles of Arizona desert and are using the acreage (and the wells on those acres) to grow hay for export to farms overseas....

The thing is, they are drying up the aquifers because these areas have no restrictions on the usage of these wells....unlimited water. Which is why they bought those particular farms.

This sort of profligate use of water wells drained the aquifers in their home countries, so now they are moving here...

Good to know....

Judge dismisses charges relating to man shooting down drone hovering over his property.

I bet this gets referred to a lot in the upcoming year.

I may need it myself.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fred Thompson

Has passed.

I really liked that guy.  Kinda a man's man....married to a hotttie,  was, among other things,a Senator, an attorney, and a film star.

A good Senator too...

He must be taking testosterone shots

I'm talking about RNC chairman Reince Priebus....

Or maybe his testicles have suddenly dropped, after all these years.

I dunno. "The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith. We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance."


But at least the RNC and the Republican leadership is finally taking a stand.

Now, likely, they will fold when push comes to shove, but this is a start in the right direction...

If the candidates had a clue, they'd either livestream the debates themselves, or agree amongst themselves that if the moderators of the debates handle it like the last ones, they will all walk offstage together if say, 3 of them are ambushed as in the past.....Just all say, "This is bullshit" and walk off.