Sunday, July 31, 2016

Why some of us have a hard time trusting police

So again, we see cops get away with killing someone they shouldn't have....

I find it odd that all four sources of video.... the 2 dashcams and the 2 bodycams all failed to work or were somehow turned off.....and that the cops testimony weighed more than the other eyewitnesses....and that there were no charges brought at all....


Were that my father or my kin, I think that my "favorite sister" would "whisper in the ear" of those deputies. Seeing as how the Justice System has failed..... Was it the Blue Wall that let them get away with it? Or something even more sinister? (Story HERE, if you don't know it).

I mean, it could happen as they left their house....up close, or from 500 yards away.


 One might wonder...will the deputies be found in their car on some rural road.....a .22 caliber hole behind their left ear....?

Hate to think that someone would go vigilante and such. But if there is no rule of law, then there are no rules, period..... and that can get messy.

I'd bet that the Sheriff who employed these deputies will be looking for a new job...

If that had been you, or me, instead of those deputies, we'd be in jail for murder, or, at the least, manslaughter.

Any cop who can justify the actions of these officers should not be a cop, and is no ally of mine. He is, rather, a threat.

Something to think about....

Interesting thought

Here:

Were I William Jefferson, I'd be worried.....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Didja ever notice

That the folks in the audience of a National political party convention have the same look on their faces as those that are being saved in the audience of a revival meeting?

True believers, those folks.

Wow!

Nearly 3 inches of rain in a day. 2.6" of that in an hour last night. Gotta love those heat and humidity fueled thunderstorms.

At At least the roof is clean though.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Good question:

Karl Asks the hard question.

Where are the FBI resignations? 

(This is why I say that when the time comes, the FBI, the Police and others will, of course, just follow orders....no matter what they might entail.)

Innit interesting:

So for the past two elections, The RNC has told me to be a good boy and support their chosen man in the interests of Party Unity.

So I held my nose and voted for McCain, and then Romney.

But they let Ted Cruz open his mouth and give a speech...and he didn't endorse Trump. Why, exactly did they let him have stage time?

More importantly, the RNC has chosen not to support Trump.....Not really.

So when it is their chosen, I and the rest of the members of the people that are the RNC supporters are supposed to fall in line.

But when it is the people's choice, the RNC doesn't have to do the same?




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In other news:

Just in case you missed it:


RIP Fawn Liebowitz

In other news:

Just in case you missed it:


RIP Fawn Liebowitz

Before the Liberals screwed this country up

We, as a country, actually put men on the moon.

July 20, 1969.

Those three  (and the ones before thhem) had Huevos made of chilled stainless steel coated in hard crystalline bronze.....I'm surprised that they could walk, and that they didn't "clank" when they did walk.

47 years ago, our country did what no other had done, before OR SINCE.

We did it in Feet, and miles, and pounds. Not grams and meters and kilometers.

Of course, that was before the Liberals took over, and started wasting our money on useless, ineffective Social Programs. We actually had the money for a Space Program. Now, we choose not to.

(Yes, I know JFK was a Democrat, but he was more conservative than our most Conservative Republican today.)

They made Men back then.

They make 'em like that today, but the liberals and the PC crowd hobble them so we can't see them today.

It is a shame

That the Press and MSM didn't examine Barry O and his folks as closely as they have Melania Trump.

I find that kinda sad, really.

It was only after I turned 9

That I realized that my middle name wasn't "Godammnit".


Monday, July 18, 2016

Today, By the way...

Is Chappaquiddick day.

The day that we as a nation found out that yes, money and power can get you off from murder (or depraved manslaughter) and leave you clean enough that you can become a drunken  liberal Democrat senator.

May the soul of Mary Jo Kopechne rest in peace.



"The motive for the attack is not yet clear."

Screaming "Allah Ackbahr". 
And wielding an axe and a knife...
Trying to chop up White Christian appearing people. 

Yet the "motive is not clear."

What is with the continued denial? I mean, by now, even those of us who are slightly less intelligent than broccoli can figure out that these attacks have one common factor.

Why can't they say Terrorist....or "Jihadist Muslim"...Or "Sudden Jihad Syndrome". Or just plain "whacked out follower of Mohammed"? These acts of terror are not being carried out by disaffected Amish yoots.....

Who do they think they are fooling, and what do they think they are hiding?

HMMMM

Seems that Paul Ryan is in r=trouble with his constituents...

He got elected on a bunch of promises, and then turned 180 degrees and didn't even try to fulfill any of them.

Borders? He voted for OPEN borders.

Fiscal responsibility? Please.

Obamacare? HAHAHAHA.

And now it looks like he is gonna lose his bid to get reelected.

That's what is supposed to happen when you don't do what the people elect you to do.

The "Machine" isn't gonna get him out of this.

And I consider that a Good Thing.


Tryin' to understand here...

So do they WANT a race war?  (statistics are best I could find, but may not be perfectly accurate)

As it is, Black people (who are approximately 12.7% of the population) commit over 45% of the crime....and bitch because more black men are in prison than whites.....Black men are, by my math, 6% of the population of the US....

Blacks get 34% of the welfare dollars spent....(remember, 12.7% of the population)...Most of which is paid for by white folks. (SNAP is another matter, Can't find decent verifiable statistics, but it appears that that 12% of the population gets over 35% of SNAP too)

In other words, Black people get a significantly higher percentage of handouts government assistance than any other segment of the US population....

So do these Black Lives Matter and other folks stirring the pot really think that they can get more for "their" people by making more trouble? Don't they see the backlash that is growing? Do they really think that their causes will be better served when white people have had enough?


Make no mistake, I know many black people who I respect, who work hard just like my white friends....Who are decent people...Law abiding, classy, decent moral and just plain good folks. Their only difference from other of my friends is a bit more melanin and curlier hair..... They aren't the ones having trouble with the cops, they aren't the ones rioting and protesting and shit...(they have jobs and families and such that take up their time).

But these troublemakers...really, do they think that this shit is gonna make their perceived plight better? (not that their lives are all that bad...I mean, they have the same chance to make bad choices as the rest of us, they just make those bad choices when most of us decent folks choose not to....and they live better than the majority of people in other countries even in their "poverty" and despite the white man "Oppressing" them....)

Do they really think they are going to make the average white guy think better of them for this racial shit? Make Joe and Jane Whitebred trust black people more? Make them welcome them into their non integrated neighborhood? Want to have them in their towns?

Trust me, it won't.

Yeah, I guess this proves I am racist to some folks....I think I am, instead, a realist.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hey there folks...

If you belong to an organization....a service club, a car club, a biker club, a members only shooting range.....

For God's sake, if they ask for help with labor or an event or work parties, help out. Give a few hours to make the event go better. Work the work party. Clean up trash after the event. Sling a paintbrush or drive a nail. If you don't know how to do any of these things, still volunteer. SOmeone will teach you. Trust me, your help is needed.

Don't be part of the 85+ percent of the members that just bitch about things without lending a hand.... Make things happen. Help out if you don't wanna run the show.

But do something. Even if it is hot and sweaty work. No one ever drowned in sweat.

Volunteers make these organizations. Do your share.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Not sure what bothers me more......

The fact that Menards thinks they can sell 8"diameter/9 inch high logs for $9.99....

Or that I saw some hipster in fake work boots loading 4 into his cart.



If he is the future we are SO fucked in 20 years.

The way I figure it, my woodpile can pay off the debt of Puerto Rico and 2 other states to be named later.......



Friday, July 15, 2016

A point:

It ain't the Catholics, nor the Protestants.

Nor the Jews, nor the Assatru, nor the Zoroastrians.

It ain't the Wiccans, and it ain't, the agnotics.

There is a common thread to the culture of those who commit these atrocities.

Until we admit that, we can't begin to deal with the issue.

"Religion of Peace".

(and look: I know many Muslims who are peaceful. But until the House of Saud and those in the other rich muslim states stop funding the Jihadis and those who preach Jihad, this will continue.

Until, of course, we non-Muslims decide to fix the issue permanently.

People are weapons.

Firearms are just tools for those people to use...

So are heavy trucks with high horsepower diesel engines. 

See, that truck didn't kill those folks on it's own.

The Driver Did It.
 Not the truck.

My prayers for those affected by this tragedy.

I knew it was Muslim Extremist terrorism the moment I heard about it.
I honestly figured it would happen here first....And that the truck didn't have the back of the truck filled with TATP or AMFO as a lat ditch ending....

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Sig has arrived!!!

So remember the fun I had with Gander Mountain and the Sig Sauer 1911...?

Wrong caliber....Easy mistake....
Then the "yes we will take your order" but then "no we won't" and "yes we have it in stock", but then "no, we don't"...."Yes, backorders are OK", but then, "no, sorry, that firearms isn't available, sorry". "We cancelled your order, but took our time about refunding your credit card"....

Well, I gave up.

Called the FFL that works through our range....we get his cost plus 10% profit for the range. Kinda nice.

All told, he got me the fixed night sight version of the pistol I wanted (adjustable target sights) for only $68 more than what I would have paid through Gander Mountain.

Got it Thursday.

Had time on Wed to go to the range and actually put it through it's paces.

Me likey.

Standard 1911 frame, only with 25 per inch checkering on the front strap. not too sharp, but makes for a nice grip. 20 per inch checkering on the mainspring makes it easy to keep your grip  even in rapid fire.  Trigger is a nice 4.2 lbs.

I had wanted target adjustable sights, but apparently Sig, while showing them in their catalog, is really hiding them in a secret detention center outside of Indianapolis  not shipping them to any of the distributors that any of the FFL's that I work with can buy from...so I bought this one.

Fixed night sights are OK. Good size notch, the dots are decently sized and spaced.  I can live with them. (yes, I am whining). Actually, I like em a lot. Tritium night sights are, of course, nice in the dark.

The gun shoots dead on, right outside of the box. I might go with a slightly slimmer set of grips, but these are well checkered and nicely curved and fit the hand OK. And double diamond 1911 grips are cheap and easy to find in any thickness...The "speed bump" grip safety may get a bit of filing to round the edge just a bit, especially on the left side, but then again, as I shoot it more, this may not be an issue as I might get used to it.  Dunno, have to see.

It ate factory WWB 230g ball no problem, and also some reloads (4.9 grains 231 230 g ball). Overall, 30 rounds of WWB and 50 of my reloads had zero hiccups. Ejection is very consistent. I could have placed a 5 gallon bucket in the right place and had 90% of the brass hit the mouth of the bucket. This is an external extractor, not a real JMB 1911 type (more like what you'd get on a new style Hi Power).

The 8 round mags from Sig drop free, as do my other 7 and 8 round 1911 mags. The magwell is small, but slightly beveled and reloads aren't much trouble. (The rapid fire target from 50 feet (below), I did 2 5 shot strings in just under 4 1/2 seconds including the reload ). Could (should) have been faster, I bobbled the reload... but then again I am used to a bigger magwell....

(Yes, this group is larger than it should be..... but for rapid fire, I will take it, even with the vertical issues)


All told, I like this pistol. I will have to work with it a bit more to like it more than my Para, but we have been old friends for a while, and this newcomer is gonna take some getting used to.....

Slow fire, now I gotta say, that was fun. Group size was just over 3" at 50 feet, and the pistol came back on target nicely each time. Can't say that I am unhappy with this target.

Yeah, I'll take that....

There may be better ways to spend a hot summer afternoon, but getting to know your new pistol is high on my list....

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

More class

So Bernie has more class then all the GOP ex nominees...

He was able to suck it up and endorse the candidate who clearly beat him for his Party's support.

Says something about the level of class and gravitas that our pool of GOP candidates have, doesn't it? I mean, Bernie had the grace to throw his support to Hillary, yet Trump is still waiting for Jeb and his ilk to do the same .


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Gotta wonder why he stopped

I mean, I'd have just braked hard to move the trash from my grille and then turned the wheels and driven on.

But I am like that. Gentle and all. I know folks who wouldn't turn their wheel....or stop at all.

Driver plows through 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in southern IL

Today:

Prime Day on amazon.

Buy through the link on the left there please.

(Prime is a good deal if you buy a lot through Amazon....in fact, it will change the way you buy things...)

But today is Prime day for those of you who aren't Prime members the rest of the time.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Bad, no matter how you look at it.

So the alternative media (internet) has pointed out that the dude shot in Minneapolis, Philando Castile, was carrying a gun, and that the officer had a good reason to be twitchy, as he had pulled the car over because the driver somewhat resembled a person of interest for a robbery that had occurred 4 days before....

I don't buy it.

Now, a couple of points: I have been pulled over and questioned by police because I resembled a dude who had actually SHOT at officers. They were firm, polite and professional, if a bit tense. They knew and understood that I might not have been the guy they were looking for. Make no mistake, I could have been shot that night, but they were't hair trigger cocked and locked waiting for me to move wrong so they could shoot me. (but had I done something stupid, I might well have been perforated). I am just glad I didn't sneeze.....

The presence of a gun, by anyone, black or not, is not a reason for a cop to shoot anyone (were that the case, then cops themselves should be shot by every armed citizen that sees them, doncha think?) . Nope, until the pistol is grasped and POINTED, or at least moved towards the cop, the cop has no reason to be shooting anyone. Just because the pistol is in view is not a valid reason to shoot. Draw from the holster? Maybe even point it at the person they have pulled over? Perhaps...... But shoot just because the gun is seen (and remember, announced at the start of the traffic stop)....?

I am all about officer safety. I would like to see each cop go home safe and uninjured at the end of every shift. But if the officer has that thought in mind only, even up to shooting innocent (and remember, until there is reasonable evidence that the dude did commit the robbery, he is innocent) people because he "felt threatened" because there was an announced firearm in the car, then he shouldn't be a cop. If his fear overrides all else, if he will shoot someone just because there is a gun in the car and because the person he is afraid of doesn't sit still like a statue, then he shouldn't be a cop....in fact, he shouldn't be allowed to carry a gun at all, ever.

Now, having said that, I wasn't there. I didn't see what happened prior to the start of the video. I didn't see what Philando Castile did to make the officer put 4 in his torso....but I gotta say, no matter how you slice this, it looks bad. Very bad.

Let's recap:

Vague resemblance to the description of a robber from 4 days ago. Black male, wide nose, dreadlocks.
In car with family....child in backseat.
Officer is told up front there is a firearm in the car.
Dude moves when told to freeze, but also was told to show ID conflicting orders? Dunno. Still not a reason to shoot him unless he places hand on gun and draws it or attempts to. Yeah, I know, it can all happen in a second and all that. Still...

Nope, I, who am more than likely gonna give the cops the benefit of the doubt in most cases, can't do so this time.

I've been there. My officers stepped back, and (with drawn pistols, mind you) asked (ordered) me to open the door from the outside with my left hand and step out with my hands in plain view....(and remember, this was 20 minutes AFTER (and 10 miles away from) when some dude who looked like me and was driving a similar vehicle had SHOT at an officer....they asked me to turn around and then they removed the pistol from my holster....then they investigated who I was and where I was coming from. Much more professionally done, and much safer for all of us..... They gave clear directions and I followed them. They were tense but calmly professional....Not scared shitless because someone else had a firearm....Maybe because I am white, but I really don't think so....more because they were professional and smarter about the whole thing.... I'm glad, 'cause I didn't end up dead. Or shot.

I think Officer Jeronimo Yanez was afraid, overreacted and shot a man by mistake.








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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Y'know..

If I were a black man, I'd be sure to thank all the Black Lives Matter folks that shot up the cops . You know, the ones that said "I want to kill white people and cops"....

Yeah, that is gonna help keep the cops from thinking each and every black man is a threat......

No doubt it makes every black man safer.


Friday, July 8, 2016

About fuckin' time

But are his words "too little, too late"?

Thursday on the “The Mike Gallagher Show,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said considering the Supreme Court picks the next president is likely to have, some Republicans “are screwing around with the next 40 years,” by not supporting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Priebus said, “It’s important for those folks to understand that support for someone else, or nobody, is support for Hillary Clinton and Sonia Sotomayor and a lot more of them on the Supreme Court…So they’re not just screwing around with the next four years. Some of these folks are screwing around with the next 40 years. So if you actually believe in this stuff and you actually want to have a conservative Supreme Court, and you think it matters, and you want someone to actually sign a budget bill that balances the thing hopefully within the next ten years for God sakes, then you’re gonna need a Republican in the White House. Otherwise we’re just wasting everyone’s time and money.”

I am not a fan of Trump either....but he is the best of a bad lot.

Dallas

Thoughts and prayers for the cops and bystanders killed (and shot).

Remember, only white people can be racist.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Those men were wise, back then

What with the Hillary Whitewash by the Obama appointed AG and all, we may well need to keep these in mind:



"The right of a nation to kill a tyrant, in cases of necessity, can no more be doubted, than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.  But killing one tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at all points against the tyranny of the one, the few and the many."

- - - - John Adams (1787)

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms."


James Madison


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kwestion:

Now that Independence Day has passed, I have a question for all of you who refer to the holiday as the "Fourth of July" :

Do you wish people a "Merry December 25th"? Or "Happy 4th Thursday in November"?

Then why do you say "Have a good Fourth!" or refer to the Independence Day holiday as the "Fourth of July"? When you do, you water down the holiday and the reason we celebrate.....

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Intent?

Since when does "Intent" matter?


"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is information that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information," Comey told reporters in Washington, D.C

How many people are behind bars for crimes they did not "Intend" to commit?

She still allowed classified data to be placed on a non secure server. There was no doubt that she set up the server, that she used it for government business (and one wonders if she was using that server so that there were no ramifications for FOIA probes) and that she did, in fact, conduct government business, including the transfer of sensitive and classified data on the server owned and operated by herself.

While there may be no finger pointing evidence that shown intent, there was a clear failure to abide by any rules regarding government business conducted via Email.....a complete disregard for security.....

and, ultimately, she mishandled classified data. Whether she "intended" to or not.

Guilty. Charge her. Here is why. 18 USC 793 (f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

The US is now officially a Banana Republic.

When there is no rule of law, there is tyranny.

If thre is no rule of law, then why should the rest of us follow it?

Petreus was sacked for lesser crimes.

Can I use THIS excuse next time I get caught while driving too fast?



"I drank WHAT? "

Rumored last quote from Socrates......

Monday, July 4, 2016

The real reason for the fireworks:

'Taint Hot Dogs and 3 day weekends:

Yes, we celebrate on the 4th of July....We Celebrate Independence Day.

Here is why:
(at the bottom for the simplistic folks)


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.




Or, to make it as simple as possible:



Sunday, July 3, 2016

Slow and methodical....

Could you do it?

I see about 30 yards or so.....150 rounds....1 and a half hours. Waiting for the wind and such....

I think I could do it, if I had to.
Could you?

Man rescues bald eagle trapped by rope in tree.

Like a Gun Free Zone

Signs work so very, very, very well..



Friday, July 1, 2016

Life happens

Got some shit going down here....family stuff.

May be gone a while. Maybe not.

Remember why the Fourth of July is celebrated if I am not back before then. (It IS the Fourth of July.It is also INDEPENDENCE DAY here in the US.)