Sunday, December 21, 2014

Have bow tie, will travel. Alan Gottlieb, man about the world. Magic fairy dust as a strategy.

Now we know why he was smiling. He just spent three days partying in Hong Kong. Well, that's harsh. Maybe he was consulting with the ChiComs about the efficacy of background checks.
Fresh from world traveling to Hong Kong for "three days of fun" as he described it, Gottlieb appeared on the Mark Walters show as the quintessential Neville Chamberlain that we've come to expect.
Walters asked Gottlieb about I-594, inquiring whether we have another CT non-compliance campaign on our hands. Gottlieb answered, "I'm not expecting it in Washington state."
NOT EXPECTING IT?!? NOT EXPECTING IT?!? It's already a frigging fact! How Walters didn't choke in laughter is beyond me.
When Walters asked him about the fact of the armed civil disobedience of the "I Will Not Comply" rally, Gottlieb lied and said that it wasn't armed civil disobedience because "most people there weren't armed."
He added, "I don't think it helped us with the general public. It doesn't help us with the public or the legislators." He added, "I'm not a fan of armed civil disobedience."
Like we couldn't figure THAT out. The only thing he IS a fan of is other folks sending him money.
In the second segment, Walters asked how Gottlieb was going to try to change I-594 in the legislature. Without touching the subject of what compromises he was willing to make, he answered, "All the gun groups in Washington state have banded together and hired another lobbyist."
WOW! That's showing them, Alan. I'm sure Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Michael Bloomberg are quaking in their designer shoes.
LATER: It is evident that Gottlieb doesn't believe that the state usurping the long-standing right of individuals to exchange property freely is not that big of a deal. Considering that he has indicated his willingness to concede that right in the past -- and not even King George the Third was that grasping -- this is perhaps not surprising. If you are expecting Gottlieb to fight that fight is to believe in the triumph of hope over experience. With fairy dust thrown in for good measure.
Alan Gottlieb's secret weapon for defeating I-594 -- Magic Fairy Dust.

Attkisson: CDC Hiding Numbers of Possible Ebola Cases in US

“I called CDC not long ago and I said how many cases are being monitored in the United States and they said 1,400. I said, ‘Where are these updates on your website? ‘ They said they’re not putting it on the web. This is public information we have a right to know and the media should not hype it, but should cover it.”

Ferguson Protesters Chant “Pigs in a Blanket” After Two NYC Police Officers Executed


Daily Mail Fast and Furious report repeats unsubstantiated claim

The latter claim is where the ubiquitous administration-serving media narrative falls apart. How does one track guns without making any attempt to do so? That, in turn, leads to the fraudulent, but often-repeated media claim that Fast and Furious was a “botched gun sting.”

The Unintended Ironical Hypocrisy of the Collectivists on Full Display in NYPD Killings.

Turn on the television and you will see the clips of marchers in NYC chanting "What do we want?" Answered by "DEAD COPS!" Followed by "When do we want it?" "NOW!" These clips are followed by much hand-wringing by the collectivist talking heads that people are making a connection between the anti-police rhetoric and actions of Eric Holder and the mayor of NYC (dubbed "Big Bird" by his critics) and the assassination of the two policemen.
"Wait," they demand, "you can't blame our First Amendment expressions for cold-blooded murder. The one has nothing to do with the other." Of course these are the same people who blamed Rush Limbaugh and the militia movement for Timothy McVeigh and the OKC bombing. They are the same people who blamed me for the Georgia Waffle House geezers whose "deadly plot" was conveniently uncovered by an FBI snitch.
So which is it? If they are not guilty, then I am not guilty. If Eric Holder is innocent in the present circumstance then so was Rush Limbaugh and the militia movement at the time of Oklahoma City. It is one or the other. If I am guilty then they are guilty. Or not. Pick one, you lying collectivist bastards, and own it.
Of course the larger question is not either/or nor is it a zero sum game. As I have written before, it is possible to criticize the militarization of police without embracing race rioting as a proper response. But the deliciousness of the collectivists' current discomfiture is marvelous for those of us who have been the victim of their lying propaganda for years.

Alan Gottlieb to surface on Armed American Radio.

Why is this man smiling? Alan Gottlieb, Washington state's own Neville Chamberlain in a bow tie.
David Codrea reports that Alan Gottlieb will be on Mark Walters' Armed American Radio tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern. From Walters' blurb:
"Alan Gottlieb updates on his travels and latest news of defiance out of Washington State against the new law."
"Latest news of defiance. . ." Hmm. The only "defiance" I saw while in Washington state was from Gavin Seim's band of brothers and sisters at the "I Will Not Comply" rally, which Gottlieb and his friends and associates (as well as the NRA) either denounced in advance or ignored.
Now I have no conduit into the mind of Mark Walters, but were I in his position here are some questions I would have for the man:
1. The I Will Not Comply rally of armed civil disobedience at the state capitol in Olympia last weekend was an apparent success -- the state police said there were at least 1,800 people in attendance and Mike Vanderboegh, one of the speakers, estimated it at 2,000. What did you think of the rally, its purpose of armed civil disobedience to I-594, and why did you not attend or endorse it?
2. Mike Vanderboegh as I noted in the first question was one of the speakers. He said the loss of I-594 happened, because of failures on the gun rights side. (And here I would play the snippet from my speech that goes as follows. The text is here.) --
"Petty jealousies, touchy egos and cynical jockeying for position lost the political fight against I-594. The NRA did the minimum required to convince their members that they were doing something without really doing something because they did not want to ally themselves with Alan Gottlieb. For his part, Alan Gottlieb seemed happy to have NRA cede the battlefield to him for he would claim the credit for the history. ONLY ONE THING HAPPENED, THEY DIDN’T WIN. They lost. WE lost. And now we are here because grown men and women acted like jealous children. But it is time to cease acting like children. Because of our own failures it is time to stand up and act like adults. This is not a game with no consequences, and merely played for points. This is deadly serious. this is as serious as it gets. And as my friend David Codrea says, it is time for any chair in a bar fight – regardless of who gets the credit afterwards."
Were I Walters I would then ask: "How do you respond to Vanderboegh's charge? Do you concede that mistakes of judgment were made by you and the NRA in the campaign against 594? Wasn't your own backing of a competitive measure a dilution of energy, money and resources that actually helped the success of I-594?
3. In the past, after Sandy Hook, you were willing to make compromises on background checks "in order to prevent something worse." You have announced that you will be lobbying the WA legislature to achieve changes in I-594. What are those, exactly?
4. Finally, the "I Will Not Comply" folks have announced that they will be having a background-check-free gun show in June on private property to deliberately violate I-594 once again. How do you fell about another huge act of armed civil disobedience in your state? Will you participate? Or will you denounce it here tonight?
Whether Walters asks those questions or similar ones, be sure and tune in to find out what Chamberlain-in-a-bow-tie has to say for himself. The links are at David's site linked above.

Elizabeth Scott at the I-594 I Will Not Comply Rally


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Successful adaptation to Zombieland Rule Number One (at least until he runs out of gas).

Remember Rule #1 from Zombieland?
This fellow seems to have made a successful adaptation to that rule, at least until he runs out of gas.
Of course since he's an "Only One," presumably the government will have fuel long after it has disappeared from civilian stocks.

"Law-breaking teen ‘vigilante’ causes North Carolina ‘gun death’"

Of course, had the grandfather listened to Goodwin, his wife and three grandsons would have been at the mercy of two brazen invaders breaking into their home. The 18-year-old intruder the boy shot was reportedly trying to enter through a rear window when he ignored a warning to stop. His brother, who fled the scene, was reportedly out on probation for previous burglary attempts on the home, and was tracked down via the electronic monitor he was mandated to wear while out on bond.

Koch money and GOP access may discourage pairing amnesty with gun rights

“Within the beltway, the Kochs are not shy about using their money to support mass amnesty and open borders, not only by subsidizing CATO but also the open borders, pro-amnesty, libertarian magazine Reason,” that analysis explains. “So why do they refuse to be consistent with AFP or at least make their real opinion clear to the hundreds of thousands of Tea Party activists who have volunteered with or donated money to AFP?”
NRA has avoided the issue. There have been excuses from apologists, arguing unconvincingly that allowing millions of new anti-gun voters into the mix is not part of the “single issue” mission of the association, or that somehow, the newly naturalized will discover “pro-gun” principles. The problem with that is the first premise is demonstrably wrong, and the second is based on wholly on wishful thinking, never fleshed out with more than unsubstantiated opinion.

Kapos for Kristallnacht: A Classic from David Codrea, writing at JPFO.

"If every Jewish and anti-Nazi family in Germany had owned a Mauser rifle and twenty rounds of ammunition AND THE WILL TO USE IT, Adolf Hitler would be a little-known footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic," Zelman once told citizen journalist, blogger, and Three Percent movement founder Mike Vanderboegh. That commitment and that will are sorely lacking in Jewish betrayers of the slogan “Never again,” false leaders and their idiot followers whom Zelman contemptuously referred to as “bagel brained.”

Okay, I changed my password. In fact, I changed all my passwords.

We'll see how that goes.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Alan, ist dat du? Apparently I pissed off somebody in Washington state. Notice to readers. My email is under attack and at the same time someone is spamming with my name in the header.

Heads up. Today I have been under what amounts to a DOS attack with hundreds of emails (perhaps thousands by now) jamming my inbox from someone claiming to be Kevin Thomason with the header "re: U OK?" The text is beyond obscene. At the same time, apparently, someone is claiming to be me in emails. Received this from a reader:
Hi Mike,
My wife received this email today, and I just wanted to give you a heads up that someone is spamming, or sending malicious emails under your name. I noticed right away that this email was not sent from your email address. The only thing I can think of is that my wife donated to your paypal account a couple of times. I am not sure if someone got a list of the people that have donated to Sipsey. I just wanted to bring this to your attention so you can warn others not to be duped by this email.
Thank you, (NAME REDACTED)
From: Mike Vanderboegh []
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 1:29 AM
To: (LONG list redacted)
Subject: from Mike Vanderboegh
How are you?
It works!
Mike Vanderboegh
Given the list of recipients (which included Oathkeepers), I do not think it has anything to do with PayPal. I have no experience with this and have no way to deal with it myself. Any suggestions?
LATER: Apparently someone is also using the email address to do the same thing. Lord alone knows how big this is.

A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

Anyone with a passing knowledge of Kipling knows the lines from Chant Pagan: 'If your officer's dead and the sergeants look white/remember it's ruin to run from a fight./ So take open order, lie down, sit tight/ And wait for supports like a soldier./ This, in fact, is the basic philosophy of both British and Continental soldiers. 'In the absence of orders, take a defensive position.' Indeed, virtually every army in the world. The American soldier and Marine, however, are imbued from early in their training with the ethos: In the Absence of Orders: Attack! Where other forces, for good or ill, will wait for precise orders and plans to respond to an attack or any other 'incident', the American force will simply go, counting on firepower and SOP to carry the day.

Rough yesterday and rougher night.

Still trying to recover from the WA trip. I'll have more later.

"Grand jury indicts former 'Sons of Guns' star William Hayden in rapes of two victims."

Former “Sons of Guns” reality TV star Will Hayden was charged Wednesday by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury with raping two preteen girls — one recently and another more than 20 years ago.

Glad to see that Kurt Hofmann is back in the fight.

Newtown victims' families choose poorly with regard to 'entrusting' guns
In the end, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that Bushmaster's "entrustment" of AR-15s to private citizens enables vastly less carnage than turning them over to governments and their proxies.
It is good to see that Kurt Hofmann is back in the fight. I know he's been struggling with some health issues, so y'all keep him in your prayers. On my trip to Washington state, I was talking to another activist and we agreed that Kurt's comments on this ideological struggle are among the most insightful.

Craven Legislators Form Gun Control Group, Are Terrified Of Identifying Themselves

I guess they're worried about getting there asses put on some actionable list.
ASLGVP boasts having 200 members from all 50 states but the group will not release a list of their membership, due to a fear of “political backlash.” So, outside of the eight members that participated in the inaugural press conference, no one knows who is or is not a member of this group. We are not witnessing a “Profiles in Courage“moment here.

Barack Obama's gift that keeps on killing.

Graphic crime scene photos show aftermath of shooting involving 'Operation Fast and Furious' AK-47 assault rifle – supplied by the US government!

Southern Preposterous Lie Center does what the "Gun Rights Blogosphere" refuses to do.

Pencil-neck collectivist David Neiwert covers the Olympia armed civil disobedience AND he spells my name right. Antigovernment Speakers Denounce Washington State Gun Law, Threaten Violent Revolt