Sunday, April 23, 2017

If you live in Providence

Or if you know anyone who does live there

Or you own property in Providence.......(Rhode Island, that is)....

Then I'd advise you to sell, or tell your friends and/or family to sell their property as soon as possible.

Providence has chosen to become a lawless city.

Look at what happened to crime in Chicago when Mayor Rahm and the feds got through hobbling the police force.

The place will be a shithole in less than 2 years. Maybe less than a year...Bet on it.

Yes, it was heading that way already, but when one is in a car heading for a cliff, it is best to keep your foot off of the gas pedal.




Friday, April 21, 2017

So the French

Begin their elections today (Don't fully understand their method, but it apparently takes some time).

And reports are that the "Far Right" is expected to do well...

Duh.

The current bunch welcomed a bunch of Muslims with no vetting at all into the country.

And like in any group of people, there were good ones and bad ones.

You never hear about the good ones, of course. They just quietly go about their lives. Most refugees are decent...

But the bad ones take a terrible toll. And yes, there are a bunch of bad ones in the "Refugees" that are making their way throughout western Europe.....welcomed by (among others) the French government. And the French are noticing that their crime rate is climbing, and it is nearly all Muslims doing it.

And people are surprised that LePen and others are gonna do well? 

The GOP just doesn't get it....

We don't want a modified Obamacare, nor Obamacare Lite, nor a "somewhat better" Obamacare, nor the current plan that they are "working on".

I want the REPEAL that was promised. Promised during the campaign.

FULL FUCKING REPEAL. Absolute full repeal.

Nothing less will do. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

What a great idea!

If you are the guy in control.....

"A gun for every militiaman!" 


Except that the "Militiamen" are those who support Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro. 

Of course, regular citizens can't own guns, there have been confications. 

So only the military, the "Militia" (not what you and I would consider militia, but supporters of Maduro) and "private Security Companies" can purchase or own firearms. 

Maduro hopes to keep control over the country from what he labels "imperialist aggression."

Kinda like what the British had in mind, lo that many years ago....





Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The events

242 years ago show WHY we need a second amendment.

Men, free citizens with firearms and other weapons EQUAL to those of the "authorities", were able to fight back and to make sure that their voices were heard and that they were able to determine their destiny.

Things are the same today..... If that were the choice chosen.

An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed citizen is, of course, a serf.

That is being demonstrated today in Venezuela. 

Not much changed

Via Old NFO I bring you this:

So really, not much has changed over the years, has it???


'Twas also on this day in 1993

That the FBI proved that they were no longer the premiere law enforcement agency, but merely a puppet of the Clinton administration.

They attacked the compound (or what was left of it) with teargas at approximately 6 AM.
This led to a significant fire about 11:30, which killed 80 adults and 22 children.

To be fair, the FBI was handed a really rotten job, cleaning up after the mess that the ATF had made earlier in the year.
But the FBI, in an attempt to make a statement, in an operation cobbled together by Street agents with no knowledge of how to assault such a compound, really screwed the pooch, leading to the fire and subsequent deaths.

Remember them. The died at the hands of your benevolent government for the simple fact of wanting to live away from others, in the manner they wished, and worship as they wish. And the ATF, in an attempt to gain funding, caused such a debacle that the Government couldn't back down until the victims were dead.

Remember also that not ONE of the agents....Not ONE, refused their orders, even knowing that the service they worked for was in the wrong.

And remember that we, as a nation, stood by and watched it happen. 

Patriot's day

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Mark Twain


At what point do you say "NO!"?

In all Revolutions, really in all conflicts, there is a spark, a beginning. Thus is the story of the American Revolution. The tinder was there, the unhappiness with the Rule of the King had led to pressures and the ground was dry and ready for  a conflagration to spark.....

The Colonists chose to say "NO!" 242 years ago today.

They chose to stand and fight the legally appointed soldiers of the King of England, carrying out legal orders.

They chose to refuse to be disarmed.

Today, 242 years ago, warned by Paul Revere and William Dawes that "the British are coming!", they chose to stand and fight. To say "NO!"....To do battle with seasoned soldiers in order to keep their way of life and to have their freedom from a King who gave them no representation and who ruled from thousands of miles away.

They chose to keep their guns, and to keep their ammo, in order that they would have a say in what their future would be, rather than be a disarmed serf to be ordered at the whim of the King's men.

'Twas on Lexington Green that early in the morning Captain Parker is said to have ordered his men: "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.".

Whatever the legend, we do know that several colonist men were shot, and 8 men killed in the exchange of gunfire and the subsequent rush with bayonets.

The bloodshed was to be repaid later that afternoon.

The British marched to Concord, searched the town for arms and powder and shot, finding none, but did find cannon secreted in several places. These cannon were disabled.

The British were foolish enough to fire a shot, beginning the battle of Concord.

The British, after the first skirmish, assembled and took their time before marching back to Lexington on their way to Boston.

The Militia took advantage of the terrain and their familiarity with it, and began sniping and ambushing the column of British Regulars:

"Chasing the red-coats down the lane / Then crossing the fields to emerge again / Under the trees at the turn of the road, / And only pausing to fire and load."

In Lexington, the British were met with reinforcements, nearly doubling their number.
They rested their men, and began the long march back to Boston.

The Militia, whose numbers grew throughout the day, would stop, shoot, mount their horses, dash ahead, and repeat their depredations of the British. The closer to Boston they got, the more the British suffered at the hands of the growing numbers of Militia.  Menotomy and Cambridge were particularly bloody for the British.

The Revolutionary war had begun in earnest.

Remember those men. They, with their blood, and sweat, and their bravery made the country you have today possible.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Intelligence on the enemy's actions

Tonight is the 242nd anniversary of Paul Revere's famous ride to warn the colonists that the "British are Coming!"

Wadsworth chronicled it later:

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

(click the link to see the rest of the poem)

There were, actually TWO men giving the warning (and later, a third), although William Dawes got screwed and wasn't mentioned in Wadsworth's poem.  Both took to horse and rode to Lexington via different routes to warn the colonists along the way as well as the residents of Lexington that the British Regulars, under orders of General Gage were to march  on Concord that evening and confiscate the powder and shot cached there as well as any weapons they could find. (without weapons, the colonists could not effectively fight back!)

Revere risked arrest by crossing the river (in a rowboat) at a time when it was against the rules to do so. He did so anyway risking arrest and imprisonment and waited for the signal from the North Church. One lantern if the British were to travel via land two Lanterns if they were going to travel by sea....

Across the river, Revere (and Dawes) saw two lanterns, and took to horse to warn the colonists. They warned everyone along the way, and Dawes met him in Lexington where they warned Adams and Hancock.. They continued in their travels (accompanied by Samuel Prescott) in an attempt to alert the folks at Concord, but ran into a British Patrol. Prescott got away, Dawes and Revere were detained. Prescott continued to Concord to warn the colonists there.

All in all, the warning carried by Dawes and Revere (and then Prescott) may well have made the difference between there being a successful American Revolution and the leaders of the Revolution being arrested and the colonists weapons and powder and shot with which to fight being confiscated.

Paul Revere, William Dawes (and Sam Prescott) were heroes who realistically saved the Revolution.

Revere got credited by Wadsworth. The others got an honorable mention in the history books. Their   warning led to a victory at Lexington and then at the Colonist were prepared for the British.

Then, as now, timely intelligence on the enemy is vital for planning.

Remember those men, and the others you will read about tomorrow. Without them, we might not have the republic we have today.

Tax day

Anyone, no matter who you are, that tells me that I don't pay my "Fair Share" is gonna get punched in the face.


Monday, April 17, 2017

A violent Easter

So, on Chicago's South Side, there were 40 (FORTY) people shot on Easter weekend. Forty people.

'Twasn't good Lutherans that did it, nor those rambunctious Amish Yoots. Probably not European ancestry folks either.

The press has studiously avoided telling us the race or giving descriptions of either the victims or the perpetrators, which should tell you something.

Until we can discuss the problem truthfully, we can't fix the problem.

Yep, I know, I'm a racist.
Truth hurts sometimes though.




Interesting:

Seems that since Trump was elected, there is a rise in citizenship applications.

Some of the spin is that because green card holders now want to be able to vote...So they want to be citizens.

There is also a large group that lived here for years illegally, but never bothered to gain citizenship or any legal status like a green card....

Now, of course, that has changed.

Interesting that once the DNC and their ignoring of immigration laws (and outright violating them in some cases) people wanting to live and work here in the US are bothering to do the right thing.

Funny, that. 

Indeed:

Not so easy when the other side plays by your rules, izzit? 

I have always figured that if you think you need to hide your face, then you feel that your actions are contemptible and something to be ashamed of.

Notice, at Berkely, who wore masks to hide their faces?

And, this is Berkely....As the author says, try this in Texas, or Iowa, or  Kansas or Indiana or pretty much anywhere in the Midwest.

I've always found that a protest sign is most effective if it is stapled to a Louisville Slugger or an axe handle...(YMMV, check local laws, etc.). Especially when gripped tightly in both hands.  ("Ain't nothing like a nice piece of hickory" and all that)

Someone, soon, is gonna get seriously hurt or killed. But hey, they set the rules. Live or die by 'em.

Didja notice in the YouTube, the Trump folks all had First Aid supplies and appeared to know how to use 'em? Planned on taking damage, it appears. I can respect that.

And they ain't hiding their faces, either.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

I Laughed and laughed

@calebWilde 11/16 2013:As a mortician, I always tie the shoelaces together of the dead. 'Cause if there is ever a Zombie Apocalypse, It will be HILARIOUS."

Via a friend who saw it on a facebook page.


2 weeks ago.....

The dealership called to tell me that the truck that I had ordered would be arriving in a week or 10 days...2 weeks at the outside......

Today (Saturday), they told me that it should be here in....2 weeks, maybe a week, ten days...two weeks at the outside.

I am beginning to see a pattern here.... 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Maybe I will go....

Nah, the Secret Service will likely make me take off my gun(s) and knives and other pocket implements of destruction and mayhem. I hate that.

I dunno. I mean, "Victim Disarmament Zone". I tend to avoid those. I have known 3 Secret Service Agents in my life. One I respect greatly (talking about you, Lee). The other two were Polish and Irish Drunks, with the IQ of a bar piano in a whorehouse.....and that might be insulting the piano.
(In case you didn't get it, I don't trust the SS very much.....Certainly not with MY personal security) ...plus there is the To and From the event where I would be disarmed....in Atlanta. 

WALL

Now that is what a border wall should be.
Of course, then one needs a minefield to make things even less encouraging for those who would try to cross.

And the company the company that has proposed it is being threatened by the SJW's....

I think they ought to let people sponsor a section.




(I especially l ike his offer to those who would oppose the wall....He will come and remove the fence around their house....for free....Since after all they oppose walls and all...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Lack of posting

Dental issues are taking up most of my meager intellect. Therefore the cogitation needed for blogging is lacking.

Sorry 'bout that.


Monday, April 10, 2017

One wonders how the police officers

Were able to leave the plane unharmed.

Officers beat man unconscious and drag him off plane in bloody mess. 

One would think, in a post 9-11 world, that the attacking officers would be beaten by passengers. One wonders why this did not occur.

I see several things:

1. The officer doing the beating should be sued...no "professional immunity".

2. The officers that were with him, who stood by and did nothing, should be fired for failing to stop a crime in progress....specifically battery and/or assault.

3. Once I am issued a boarding pass and seated. That is my seat. You can deny me a boarding pass and therefore a seat, and rebook me on another flight...but once I am seated, the contract (ticket) is in force. (yeah I know, Obeying the "legal orders of a flight crew"...but that is valid only once the airplane has left the terminal, so not valid here) United owes this guy BIG compensation for their actions. If not forthcoming voluntarily, then through the court system.


But, again, why did the passengers allow some guy with a badge to beat a man unconscious for refusing to vacate a seat he had paid for and been assigned? Why was the man with a badge not stopped...with force, if necessary? There were plenty of passengers who could have, at least, blocked the aisles and called for State police or other law enforcement.

Allowing such behavior, cop or not, is wrong. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Seems to me

That TheDonald would be better served if he found another person to replace Reince Priebus.

Dude is not giving Trump good advice and he is subtly twisting the Donald towards the (failed) GOP philosophy.

A nice warm evening last night

So 9 people were shot on the south and near west sides of Chicago.

Yes, there is an ethnic correlation here.

No one may want to admit it, but there is. Same same the "victims".  'Twasn't Amish folks that do this in the evening. Nor others that look like them. Nor were the victims Amish. Odd, that.
As the population increases in the West sides, so do the shootings.

Yeah, I'm a racist for noticing the correlation. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Well, that doesn't look good...

Man shoot self at NRA training AT NRA RANGE.

As an NRA instructor, I haveta ask just how lax were they? I mean, there are rules for the range in an NRA class......


Rumor has it

That Chuck Schumer was threatened with more "Workout bands" if he got in the way of the Gorsuch Confirmation.

Seems that there were several groups threatening to send him "Workout Bands" if he didn't just shut up.

I hear a lot of rumors, so this may or may not be true. But I notice that his eyes aren't blackened and he has no bruises, so....

Friday, April 7, 2017

For those interested:

The Never-Seize won.

I believe it can get under anything, and that you can spread 0.01 ounces over a square mile.

The Loctite tried valiantly, but lost.

I'm gonna have to use a couple of cans of BrakeClean to get all the mess off of my tools.


Ayup

I find it hard to feel sorry for him

He didn't ever try to become a citizen because it was too much trouble (And likely because he never thought he needed to because of our laxness of previous presidents).

So for 20 years he has been illegal.

Raised a family here in the US. Married a woman (A US citizen) who voted for Trump (like that matters).

Owned a business here in Indiana.

Got deported.

Family is upset. CNN even interviewed him...in Mexico.

No one is happy.....Except the rest of us legal US citizens.

Undocumented husband of Indiana Trump supporter deported to Mexico


Question:

Was firing Tomahawk missiles indiscriminately at the airport in Syria really the best way to remove the threat of further attacks of Sarin gas on the population? How about those folks who live downwind of the airport? Were they safe? I'm asking 'cause I don't know.

If the gas was even there...

As a former business owner,

I approve of this court decision.

The issue with Yelp and other sorts of review sites is that there is no way to verify any of the information, nor (until now) was there a method of determining who the commentor was....Nor verifying the truth of the comment.


IIRC, the Democrats SJWs liked to trash businesses whose policy they disapproved of in comments.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Huh.

Whoda thought?

Barry Manilow is gay? Who knew?
Who even suspected?
Besides everybody, I mean.

More importantly, who really gives a shit one way or another?

Yes, this is indeed my shocked face.

In further news: Water is wet. 

I think I will just let 'em fight it out

Well, Shit.

So about an ounce and half of Never-Seize got loose in my truck's toolbox.

At some point, there was a partial tube of Loctite Red that broke open as well.

So an ounce and a half of Never-Seize is fighting it out with about a third of an ounce of LocTite.

The carnage should be epic.

I just closed the lid and figured I'd let 'em finish fighting and clean up the mess sometime later.

We shall see who wins. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A "compromise"

Nope. screw that. FULL REPEAL.

The issue is that the concept that the State is responsible for someone's health care....that  as a citizen, they are "owed" some sort of free health insurance is, at best, faulty.

Until we get past that, there is no "compromise" ...No Deal.

Full Repeal. Then we can talk. It is what was promised, and what we want.

Anything that keeps State mandated, State controlled, State paid paid healthcare is unacceptable.

Trump Administration Floats Compromise on Health Care

I want what you promised me....FULL REPEAL. 

The most dangerous place to be

Watching the Chicago Morning News stations:

Seems that in the South Side of Chicago, the most dangerous place to be is where everybody gets killed....or shot at by SumDood.

The Corner.

And the most dangerous thing to be doin' on that Corner is "Minin' my own Bidness".

'Cause a lot of folks are shot just "Stannin' onna Corner minin' my own Bidness" when "SumDood came and shot at us"

Odd, that.

Credit goes to Ambulance Driver for introducing me to the evil deeds of SumDood. You should read his book

Monday, April 3, 2017

And now you know.....

I remember it. No other antiseptic burned/hurt as much as Mercurochrome. I don't know if it was any more or less effective, but it sure felt that way.

What ever happened to Mercurochrome?

Typical FDA, really. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sadly, not an April Fool joke

Democrats want to keep ICE from arresting people in "Sensitive" locations.

Church, schools, DMV, etc.

“Members of our community deserve to feel safe and to be safe when they are accessing justice, when they are seeking education or healthcare or when they are practicing their faith,” she said."

No, if they want that, then they shouldn't come here illegally. But that is just me, you know, a law abiding citizen. Son and grandson of immigrants. I'm odd about these things. 

Give 'em a fair and speedy trial

Then, if found guilty, publish their names and likenesses. Chain 'em to a spot and publish where that spot will be. Allow commuters to drive by.....

You won't have to feed the perpetrators nor even give 'em water.

They won't last long enough.

3 men arrested in conjunction with fiery Atlanta highway blaze. Arson suspected. 

To be fair, if they believed what they were told, fire can't melt steel or damage concrete, or so we are told by the 9-11 conspiracy folks.