Sunday, October 4, 2015

Burning the candle at both ends.

Sorry for the delay in posting comments from yesterday, but I had a busy gun show, So busy in fact, I did myself in a bit and had Rosey come and get me early. I'll be there again today, at tables B 19-21. Sold some books and some brass and got to see a few faithful readers and long-time friends yesterday and was able to pick up some .38 Super brass (a friend is rolling some for his minister's carry piece) and a good used (and remarkably inexpensive) single-stage RCBS JR-2 press to dedicate to brass decapping (the Rockchucker I am using now will be used to load some smaller projects such as .44 Special).
I'll still probably go to the early service (8 AM) at church and then have Rosey drop me at the show. Ought to be there no later than 10AM, so drop on by if you can. I'm wearing my "All Lives Matter (that's why I'm armed)" hat. Got a lot of favorable comments on that yesterday and a few cold hard stares as well. Will do my best to finish Part Three of my reaction to the Oregon Massacre. More later, I hope.

Join the Blue Helmets, see the world, get to rape the defenseless (or stand by like impotent dicks while some thugs do it for you). UN Peacekeeping Pimp Video.

UN Peacekeeping: A commitment to peace

Go for it, man-child.

Obama Goes Beyond Mere Gun Control, Hints at Confiscation

Liberals Trash Christianity Non-Stop, Then Blame The 2nd Amendment When Someone Murders Christians

In a country where the Boy Scouts are being persecuted out of existence, the Obama administration has gone to court to try to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their beliefs and liberals are sneering at Christians on a regular basis, no one should be surprised that someone responded to all that hate by murdering Christians for their faith.

Your tax dollars at work.

Senior Navy intelligence official indicted in covert weapons deal.

The Coming Defeat of NATO

How Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama will break the Atlantic alliance.

"Coin of the realm."

"[A] Marine infantry unit must be fully capable of regularly moving dismounted for extended distances with heavy loads. This has been the coin of the realm for Marine infantry throughput history, and the requirement for more distributed operations with less reliance on external logistics support reflected in Expeditionary Force 21 now places even greater demands on the individual infantry Marine."
The following links were sent to me by a retired officer with this comment:
Ok, so the USMC has stood firm against the idea of integrating females into ground combat organizations, although I expect that SecNav will force the integration.
“To move forward in expanding opportunities for our female service members without considering the timeless, brutal, physical and absolutely unforgiving nature of close combat is a prescription for failure. Our future enemies will be the ultimate arbiter of such decisions – when lives of our Marines are in the balance. . . Those who choose to turn a blind eye to those immutable realities do so at the expense of our Corps’ warfighting capability and, in turn, the security of the nation.”
U. S. Marine Corps Research Findings: Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Had a big day yesterday and about did myself in. Will be at the ACGA show this weekend in Birmingham.

I had to travel to Georgia for an impromptu meeting of a subcommittee of the Coalition of Willing Lilliputians, together with some good clean fun function-testing firearms. Came back exhausted but with a pot-load of brass. Then I had to get measured for my rental tux for my oldest daughter's wedding next weekend. Finally, Rosey and I went to the Butterbean Festival in Pinson to pickup some supper and return home. A ton of walking, but it is a testament to how much I have improved on my efforts to reclaim weight and muscle mass that I was able to do it at all. (Of course I cheated and napped in the car on the way back from Georgia.)
Anyway, I'll be at the Alabama Gun Collectors show in Birmingham this weekend to try to raise a little smuggling money, mostly sitting down and minding some tables, so if you get the chance, drop by and see me. I have not yet had the chance to finish part three of my reaction to the Oregon massacre, so once I get set up today, I'll try to accomplish that writing by hand while I mind the tables and post it here later tonight. No rest for the weary. Must close to get to AGCA early to do the set-up I missed yesterday. More later. In the meantime I suggest this marvelous book for background reading:
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18, by Joseph Loconte.

Another advocate of civil war croaks his chorus.

"We need to consider repealing Second Amendment in face of tragedies."
My reply:
Apparently you have not heard of the ironclad Law of Unintended Consequences. Provoking a bloody civil war seems an odd way to prevent "gun violence," for to get what you want will require the deaths of millions of your "bitter clinger" fellow citizens. How many of us are you willing to see dead in the pursuit of your "benevolent" proposal? Go ahead and revoke the Second Amendment and you'll find out why the Founders insisted upon it (although you will not like the result, for it will upset your entire collectivist apple cart). Go ahead, do it and quit boring the rest of us with your idle tyrannical threats. I may not survive the opening blows, but at least my children will get to march in the victory parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. We might even finally get to the truth about Fast and Furious when our side takes over the bullet-pockmarked, paper strewn hallways of the Justice Department and delves into the files left behind by the would-be tyrants. The honesty of the war crimes trials that follow such a fratricide will at least be refreshing.
Mike Vanderboegh
Pinson AL

From defeating communism to reunification to appeasement of religious collectivism to cultural destruction, all within the space of 25 years.

Germany to mark reunification day; East and West became one 25 years ago
See also: A refugee riot puts a German town on edge
"In this quaint municipality of 3,000 inhabitants, the chaos started at lunchtime Sunday when a 19-year-old Albanian cut in the food line at the town’s new tent city, prompting a reprimand from a 43-year-old Pakistani. Pushes degenerated into punches. Soon, 300 migrants wielding pepper spray and metal pipes were attacking each other in rival mobs. . ."
“This has been a big shock,” said Fred Jaeger, the Suhl police spokesman. “Never before have our police been physically attacked like this.”

Attack of the Faux "Conservative" Pinheads. David Codrea: Umpqua Killer Claim and O’Reilly Comments Mislead Public Perceptions.

Bill O'Reilly, unprincipled pinhead.
Perhaps those who live insulated lives within O’Reilly’s elite circle, and who don’t even realize how provincial their “enlightened” perspective is, might agree with him. But everyone I consider reasonable would say “Hell no” to either proposal, followed by “Your move.”

Friday, October 2, 2015

In a rush this morning.

I'll have Part Three of the Oregon Massacre when I return.

Oregon Massacre, Part Two: Clueless in Roseburg. Yeah, we disarmed in the face of evil and advertised for a mass killer to come victimize us, but just because we got a bunch of innocents killed doesn't mean we'll change a thing.

This is one of the most amazing exhibitions of a flat learning curve I have ever witnessed: President of Umpqua Community College in Oregon Holds Press Conference After Shooting. When I saw this, I was dumbfounded. I still am.

Oregon Massacre, Part One: Blood Dancing Without a Band. Am I the only one who laughed when Obama cut his latest appeal for firearms sales?

An evil Nazi-symp momma's boy who couldn't get dates has executed nine people in a victim disarmament zone in Oregon for the crime of being Christian. I am going to split my reaction into three parts. I was quite busy yesterday, so I got my information updates in disconnected sections when I was able to get near a radio or the television. Apart from the confused early reports of what happened, the first solid statement I heard on this predictable result of a criminal free fire zone was the video of Obama's long commercial for folks to buy more firearms.
Here is the transcript of Obama's sales pitch for more firearms. I reprint it here in full as a significant historical document that demonstrates once again Obama's complete lack of understanding of the Law of Unintended Consequences and his unchallenged -- and hugely successful -- salesmanship of the concept of firearms proliferation among the citizenry. I'll have some comments on the backside of this amazing, petulant screed.
October 1, 2015
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
6:22 P.M. EDT
There’s been another mass shooting in America — this time, in a community college in Oregon.
That means there are more American families — moms, dads, children — whose lives have been changed forever. That means there’s another community stunned with grief, and communities across the country forced to relieve their own anguish, and parents across the country who are scared because they know it might have been their families or their children.
I’ve been to Roseburg, Oregon. There are really good people there. I want to thank all the first responders whose bravery likely saved some lives today. Federal law enforcement has been on the scene in a supporting role, and we’ve offered to stay and help as much as Roseburg needs, for as long as they need.
In the coming days, we’ll learn about the victims — young men and women who were studying and learning and working hard, their eyes set on the future, their dreams on what they could make of their lives. And America will wrap everyone who’s grieving with our prayers and our love.
But as I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America — next week, or a couple of months from now.
We don’t yet know why this individual did what he did. And it’s fair to say that anybody who does this has a sickness in their minds, regardless of what they think their motivations may be. But we are not the only country on Earth that has people with mental illnesses or want to do harm to other people. We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.
Earlier this year, I answered a question in an interview by saying, “The United States of America is the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws — even in the face of repeated mass killings.” And later that day, there was a mass shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. That day! Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this.
We talked about this after Columbine and Blacksburg, after Tucson, after Newtown, after Aurora, after Charleston. It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun.
And what’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out: We need more guns, they’ll argue. Fewer gun safety laws.
Does anybody really believe that? There are scores of responsible gun owners in this country –they know that’s not true. We know because of the polling that says the majority of Americans understand we should be changing these laws — including the majority of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer? We know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. So the notion that gun laws don’t work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens and criminals will still get their guns is not borne out by the evidence.
We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.
And, of course, what’s also routine is that somebody, somewhere will comment and say, Obama politicized this issue. Well, this is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic. I would ask news organizations — because I won’t put these facts forward — have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who’ve been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of Americans who’ve been killed by gun violence, and post those side-by-side on your news reports. This won’t be information coming from me; it will be coming from you. We spend over a trillion dollars, and pass countless laws, and devote entire agencies to preventing terrorist attacks on our soil, and rightfully so. And yet, we have a Congress that explicitly blocks us from even collecting data on how we could potentially reduce gun deaths. How can that be?
This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction. When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer. When Americans are killed in floods and hurricanes, we make communities safer. When roads are unsafe, we fix them to reduce auto fatalities. We have seatbelt laws because we know it saves lives. So the notion that gun violence is somehow different, that our freedom and our Constitution prohibits any modest regulation of how we use a deadly weapon, when there are law-abiding gun owners all across the country who could hunt and protect their families and do everything they do under such regulations doesn’t make sense.
So, tonight, as those of us who are lucky enough to hug our kids a little closer are thinking about the families who aren’t so fortunate, I’d ask the American people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws, and to save lives, and to let young people grow up. And that will require a change of politics on this issue. And it will require that the American people, individually, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican or an independent, when you decide to vote for somebody, are making a determination as to whether this cause of continuing death for innocent people should be a relevant factor in your decision. If you think this is a problem, then you should expect your elected officials to reflect your views.
And I would particularly ask America’s gun owners — who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families — to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggests it’s speaking for you.
And each time this happens I’m going to bring this up. Each time this happens I am going to say that we can actually do something about it, but we’re going to have to change our laws. And this is not something I can do by myself. I’ve got to have a Congress and I’ve got to have state legislatures and governors who are willing to work with me on this.
I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again during my tenure as President to offer my condolences to families in these circumstances. But based on my experience as President, I can’t guarantee that. And that’s terrible to say. And it can change.
May God bless the memories of those who were killed today. May He bring comfort to their families, and courage to the injured as they fight their way back. And may He give us the strength to come together and find the courage to change.
Now, Obama is already on record as saying that his greatest frustration as boy-king without portfolio is his inability to order more citizen disarmament measures. But this statement passes all previous statements in its shrill, shrieking, foot-stomping, child-petulance of clueless narcissism. And even in the midst of the ghastly news of evil massacre, I must confess that as I watched this remarkable performance I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF.
Every time this schmuck opens his mouth on the subject he sells millions of more firearms and billions of rounds of ammunition. You have to wonder: when is he ever going to figure it out? But until he does, all I can say is, keep talking Barack. You're the greatest armaments salesman who ever lived, bar none. Just. Keep. Talking. (And the rest of us won't lack for amusement.)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

More nominations for the Julius Streicher Award in Collectivist Propaganda.

'Blackish' Gives the Reasons for Not Owning Guns, and Ends Up Making the Case for Guns

Every now and then you run into a story that makes you think that there might be hope for us after all.

McDonald's employee helps handicapped customer eat meal in viral photo.

Well, now. I wonder how they're going to enforce this? Put up a sign, maybe?

CMPD considers no-go areas for criminals.

Gotta love them Hoosiers.

Indiana Makes It Legal To Shoot Cops In Self-Defense If They Violate Your Rights.

Don't dick with white liberals' favorite sport. Black Lives (may) Matter (but we'll run you over anyway).

"St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Tom Smith are warning Black Lives Matter that any attempt by the group to disrupt Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon would be dangerous and won't be tolerated."

Ashton Carter Goes Whole Hog Fifth Generation Warfare

Wheeee … look at me! I’m a cyborg! Well, it looks like Ash Carter has bought whole hog into the concept of fifth generation warfare. Magical suits that enable anyone to do anything, meaning that it doesn’t really matter that the women who passed Ranger school shouldn’t really have passed. And it doesn’t matter that the Navy Secretary wants to see female Marines in combat regardless of the fact that they can’t perform.