Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5.2%

Wisconsin has about 5.760.000 residents.

300,000 of them have concealed carry permits as of the end of March.

So, the bad guys now have a better than 1 in 20 chance of finding an armed "victim". Even better odds if you count only persons over 21, as there are rules about who can get a CCW here.

I hear that violent crime rates are dropping here. I wonder why?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Why we don't want gun control

Very clear reason - past the fact that "gun control" is illegal under our basic law...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2TrbKK7TvI&feature=youtu.be

Free speech?



I'm still leaning to Cruz...but Trump is beginning to seem inevitable. Hitlary is toast, if there is any justice, and Sanders, I hope, will wake up the majority of Americans who can still think, so we should be looking at a non-Demonrat President next November.

Trump scares me, because we only have his track record to judge by. Talk is cheap - deeds matter.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Movie reality?

So - "Black Lives Matter" supposedly sends some people in KKK sheets to a Trump rally.

Must have been watching "Blazing Saddles" while reading their little red books...

Those Trump KKK Supporters were #BlackLivesMatter Activists

Media outlets quickly picked up a story about two Klansmen in full robes and caps standing outside a Nevada caucus site to "support" Donald Trump. While Trump certainly has a very active Neo-Nazi Alt-Right base, it mostly spends its time on Twitter calling conservatives "cuckservatives" and retweeting anime and Taylor Swift memes to make themselves seem younger than they are. (That doesn't mean he's responsible for them.)
There was one obvious problem with these two KKK Trump supporters. They were black.
Snopes has a different take:
"Photos" that were circulating of one of the purported black men in the KKK outfit were actually stills or screenshots from a popular Dave Chappelle skit called "Blind Supremacy":

What a circus.

I'm still leaning toward Cruz.


 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Editorial

In the Beloit Daily News:

Streets awash in stolen guns

UNDER THE OPEN RECORDS law the Beloit Daily News asked for and obtained information on how many guns have been stolen since 2013 in the city.
The answer is 66.
+snip+
THAT’S NOT TO SAY this newspaper is against any and all adjustments in gun laws. There are sensible reforms that may be worthwhile. No one needs assault-style rifles with extra-large ammunition magazines. No one needs armor penetrating ammunition. Government should consider closing sales loopholes for gun shows and perhaps even private parties that evade background checks. We think last year’s repeal by state leaders of Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun sales was a mistake and should be reinstated.
Case in point: Christopher O’Kroley is charged with gunning down a 24-year-old Stoughton woman the day after he bought a handgun legally without a waiting period. If O’Kroley had to wait one more day to obtain the gun would he still have killed the woman? No one can say one way or the other, but the case ought to give state legislators something to think about.
While we are very skeptical more gun laws will make criminals change their behavior, we’re also skeptical that making guns easier and quicker to obtain and carry will make us safer.

MEANWHILE, WE GIVE the Beloit Police Department credit for initiating a program to track stolen guns used in the commission of crimes. More data is a good thing.
The numbers of stolen guns here — and, by implication, the thousands of others across Wisconsin — ought to suggest to policymakers and law enforcement that more attention needs to be directed toward the black market for weapons. Undoubtedly, this is a key source for guns being used to shoot up our streets.
One more thing: Part of being a responsible gun owner is to keep your weapons secured. Lock up your guns so they are harder to steal.
I left a comment:

No one "needs" to be able to read anything they want to, whenever they want to. Perhaps we should regulate people's access to philosophy texts that might cause them to think in ways that we don't agree with.

The Second Amendment is very clear in it's wording. If you understand the thinking of the Founders, you realize that the "arms" mentioned are precisely "assault-style rifles with extra-large ammunition magazines: and "armor penetrating ammunition".

There is no "gun show loophole". All sales from Federally licensed dealers must be cleared through the FBI E-Check system, and in the case of handguns in Wisconsin, through the "Handgun Hotline". Sales between private parties are not regulated, but the BATFE takes a very dim view of private parties "dealing" in firearms.

If you look long enough, you will always be able to find a case where someone did something that would have been prevented if only that person had "obeyed the law". The trouble, as pointed out in this same editorial, is that criminals DO NOT obey laws. If someone is so without an internal moral compass that he or she will commit premeditated murder, a waiting period won;t change things. On the other hand, there have been cases of women killed by persons bound by restraining orders while they waited for that same (the BDN website truncated the comment here - had to post the rest as a second comment) waiting period to expire - they were rendered defenseless by the law meant to "protect" them.

Laws are not the answer. Follow the Constitution. Teach children history and respect. Teach children how to properly handle firearms - this should be as much a part of public education as physical education is. Allow law-abiding people un-infringed access to the arms that are their right to keep and bear. Accept the fact that some persons will be criminals or deranged regardless of any laws - and that we need to be prepared to defend against them at any time.

The police are second-responders. The victim of a crime is the person there first. Give him or her a fighting chance, or at least the right to decide if they want to be capable of defense!

Almost every "mass shooting" in this country has been in a "gun free" area. Think about that. Perhaps there's a really useful law that could be enacted - make anyone who posts a "no guns" sign responsible for any act of violence committed with a firearm on their premises.

As far as "tracking" stolen guns - how does that help the victims? Unless you can tie the gun to the shooter under legal rules of evidence, where it came from is irrelevant.

By the way - where is it outrage over President Obama's administration's "Fast and Furious" operation, where hundreds of those evil "assault rifles" were purposely allowed to be sold - illegally - to Mexican drug dealers? How about we enforce some of THOSE laws before saddling good citizens with yet more useless - and illegal - waiting periods and limits on private sales?

Read that Second Amendment again. And, if you own a gun - keep it secured. If you are not carrying it or within arm's reach of it -KEEP IT LOCKED UP.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Islamophobia

Bill WHittle on gun violence

Letter to Mr. Russ Feingold

Got an email from good 'ol Russ - he wants me to tell the GOP leadres to approve Jugears' appointment to the Supreme Court, regardless of what a mess his likely appointee would make of what's left of the Constitution.

His email:

Russ for Wisconsin
Friend --

President Obama will soon nominate someone to succeed Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. This responsibility is not only critical to the operation of our highest court, it is a responsibility explicitly laid out in our Constitution: The president shall appoint a justice to serve our nation and the Senate will provide "advice and consent."

Once President Obama nominates a new justice, the Republican-led Senate can consider the nominee and decide not to support them -- that's their right, and it's what the Constitution means by "advice and consent."

What the Senate cannot do is abdicate this constitutional responsibility. Yet Senator Ron Johnson has proposed doing exactly that. He's putting Republican party politics ahead of our Constitution and offering up only excuses. "Doing nothing is also an action," he said this week.

His "doing nothing" is actually not action, it's partisan obstruction. His "doing nothing" is why Washington has become so dysfunctional. His "doing nothing" flies in the face of his constitutional responsibility, and it has to stop. So I'm calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Johnson, and other Senate Republicans to drop their knee-jerk obstruction and give the president's Supreme Court nominee fair consideration.

But I need your help to build pressure.

Tell Mitch McConnell, Ron Johnson, and the Senate to do their jobs and give fair consideration to President Obama's Supreme Court justice nominee.

The Supreme Court plays a unique role in applying the Constitution to important questions of American life and business, but if Senator Johnson and other Senate Republicans continue on this damaging path, our country could be waiting over a year for a new Supreme Court justice.
Join me in reminding Senator Johnson, Mitch McConnell, and other Senate Republicans of their crucial responsibility.

Tell Senator Ron Johnson, Mitch McConnell, and the Senate to do their jobs and give fair consideration to President Obama's justice nominee.

Senator Johnson's tactics have already damaged one branch of government -- we can't let him use the same tactics on another.

Thank you,
Russ Feingold

(links removed. Don't want anyone to accidentally give him any encouragement. If  YOU want to send him anything, look up the email yourself!)

My response:

Dear Mr. Feingold,

Yes, the Senate has the authority to approve or disapprove a Presidential Supreme Court appointment.

What they do not have is a Constitutional responsibility to approve an appointee who will not rule based upon the original intent and wording of the Constitution. They do not have the responsibility to approve someone who will legislate from the bench.

The Supreme Court is not there to interpret the Constitution as a "living document" - they are there to rule on cases and how the Constitution, as written and ans originally intended, allows or prohibits that particular law in question.

We have had entirely too much "interpretation" from the Supreme Court in my lifetime. It's time for this to end.

If President Obama nominates someone with the above credentials and judicial record, I am all for them. Otherwise, let's wait until next February.

There is no case before the Supreme Court so critical tha we need to rush this. I cannot conceive of any such case arising in the next year.

Except, possibly, a ruling on whether or not we have had a legitimate President for the last two terms - and even that could wait until next year - he's already done about all the damage he could, unless the CONgress refuses to do their jobs.

Regards,

Chuck Kuecker
Beloit, WI.

Funny how when the Demonrats obstructed Republican appointees, there was no hoo-haw raised...

Monday, February 15, 2016

Educational video

Explains racial inequality - as per the liberal left.

 
This is being shown in some schools - with the intent of putting a guilt trip on white students.
 
A few notes:
 
1. Discrimination has been part of human society since the first men split into groups that developed apart from each other - when they came over the hill and met up again after decades, they were treated as "the other". Human nature. Not a nice thing, but also not something that can be legislated out of existence. "Affirmative action" probably did more to hurt miorities than Dred Scott.
 
2. Poor schooling. Before the liberals got hold of America's  school system, it produced people like George Washington Carver and Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, the government razed all the "ghettos" and forced people into Soviet-style gulags, where gangs sprouted up as an unintended consequence of the "war on drugs". Is it any wonder that whole generations grew up thinking that shcool was worthless?

3. Underemployment - see #2.

4. Standardize tests - see #2.

5. School to prison pipeline - see #2.

6. Housing segregation - not an issue in most places since the '60's. Unless you want to count people on welfare not being able to move into McMansions...

7. Racial profiling - a weasel word for being able to notice the disproportionate difference in crime rates among different groups - again, see #2 above.
 
And the hint about "drug tests" - they affect everyone who wants a job these days, but are NOT required to get governmental assistance - read, live off the productive citizens...

8. Shortened lifespan - possibly linked to lifestyle? Lots of white folk in this bunch these days.

9. "Privilege" - the whole excuse for this video - let's make the white boy feel bad if he succeeds.

No one gave me a leg up or a free ride - I had to earn everything I have, and the liberals reward me with "Jugearscare" and yet more taxes, and in many cases, especially in government jobs, allow less-qualified individuals in over qualified males and white females, all in the name of "affirmative action".

Seen at Hot Air

Friday, February 5, 2016

Letter to the editor

Just got one of those "chain emails" . I think this one's worth propagating.

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA

For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange  County Paper .....

Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which do not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help, it will get published via cyberspace!

From: "David LaBonte"

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print"
it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange  County Register:

Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear
down the Statue of Liberty   because the people now in question aren't
being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Islandand other ports of entry.


Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some
would even get   down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground.
They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good-bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from.
They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people
.

When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German-American or the Irish-American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country.
Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here.
These immigrants truly knew what it
meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one Red, White and Blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.
I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life.
I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

(signed)
Rosemary LaBonte
KEEP THIS LETTER MOVING. FOR THE WRONG THINGS TO PREVAIL THE RIGHTFUL MAJORITY NEEDS TO REMAIN COMPLACENT AND QUIET!! LET THIS NEVER HAPPEN!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

The secret is out!

Remember the good old days when you could go to the airport and watch the takeoffs and landings?

Then Big Brother stopped that with the weak excuse of "terrorism". But could there be another reason?

The truth will out!


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Empty chair

So, Jugears is going to have an "empty chair" next to Moochelle to represent all the "victims of gun violence"

Fitting, as "gun violence" does not exist, so there are no victims.

It would be more fitting to leave an empty seat for all the victims of liberalism, socialism, and government in general...


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Chrtistmas from the NBA

So - the NBA is going to help Bloomberg fight "gun violence"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/24/sports/basketball/nba-gun-violence-campaign-michael-bloomberg.html?_r=0

Of course, the way you fight a non-existent problem is by attacking inanimate objects that have legitimate use in protecting the lives of innocent people from criminals.

You can comment to the NBA here: http://contact.nba.com/contact-nba/

My note:

Professional basketball has no place for pandering to leftist scare mongers like Bloomberg and his anti-gun activists.

As long as your organization is supporting the disarmament of law-abiding Americans who are exercising their God-given right to self defense, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution, my family will not be patronizing any of your franchises.

Merry Christmas!

UPDATE:  Got a reply from the NBA:

Dear Charles,

Thank you for contacting us.

The “End Gun Violence” public service announcement is solely to raise awareness about gun violence and personal safety in our communities.  It does not advocate for gun control or any changes in law or policy.

Through NBA Cares and alliances with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the league and its players have consistently addressed the need for safe places to learn and play and the important role that adult mentors can have in the lives of young people.

Thanks again for writing us.  We appreciate your sharing your views.

Sincerely,

Aaron Stewart
NBA Fan Relations
 
S0 - they are not for "gun control", just for "safe" places where legal guns are prohibited. I see now...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paris


If Islam is to exist on this planet, it must change internally to actively fight the barbarians who have attacked Paris in the last few days, and who have perpetrated atrocities upon atrocities ever since the time of Mohammed. 

When Muslim leaders step up and actively fight to end terrorism, we can start to see the end of this struggle.

Until then, we have only more terror to look forward to.


The only way to deal with these barbarians is to speak their language. Political correctness will only get civilized people killed.

France should announce that in thirty days, one of their thermonuclear weapons will detonate at ground level on the Kaaba stone in Mecca. The Saudis have that time to evacuate so no people die.

To avoid this, Muslim leaders must immediately and publicly disavow all terror tactics, including those parts of the Koran instructing Muslims to take over and convert all countries. They also must turn over any and all "religious" who have ever advocated terror, and all know terrorists, for trial in an international tribunal for crimes against humanity.

If the terrorists are turned over for justice, the bomb will not fall - but the Muslim world from this point on must actively root out terrorists - because at the NEXT attack on French soil, that bomb will be launched immediatly.

I wonder if that scenario would end terrorism, or would there still be "true believers" who would risk the loss of their holiest of holies?

I fear the latter is the truth, and simply threatening - or even carrying out any attack on Islamic holy sites will simply make the terrorists more determined. I see a continuing war on outfits like ISIS until the leaders of Islam take on the fight themselves. Perhaps a few hundred violent imams beheaded in public would help...

Here in America, we are currently hamstrung by our Constitution's First Amendment. If there were no prohibition on legislation concerning religion, we could simply outlaw Islam on our territories and jail anyone caught with a Koran or a prayer rug. That seems to have worked ever so well for pot smokers...

A Supreme Court ruling that Islam is NOT a religion would certainly help. How is "religion" defined under the law, anyway? There's got to be a fair amount of slop in there, or the US Government would never have persecuted the Mormons to drop polygamy from their creed. If that was legal, why can't we similarly go after any mosque or Muslim religious who advocates violence? A good start would be a law declaring "shariah" illegal on US territories.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jugearscare Follies

So, I got a new job. It has "benefits".

One of them is "mandatory" health care - or pay a "fine". So, I logged into their web site and checked out the two (2) available Jugearscare eligible plans.

The "high deductible" plan is a mere $300 every week, for a total premium payment of $15,600.00. This plan allows you to go to the hospital or emergency room, pays for X-rays and such - you only have to come up with another $5000.00 per person - me and my wife - to satisfy the deductible. So, out-of-pocket so far is $25,600.00.

OK. Now the deductibles have been paid. Every doctor visit now costs $40 for the co-pay. Prescriptions are between $15 and $60 copay, depending. Emergency room visits are a mere $250 each. Similar deductibles and copays for other things like ambulance rides. What a bargain!

But wait! You don't have to pay all that! Jugears the Benevolent, through his angel Nancy Pee-lousy, has in his infinite mercy, given us a lower cost alternative..

For only $90 per week, you get zero deductible for doctor visits. Zero for preventative care. Zero for pregnancy care before the birth. Zero for prescriptions, if they are generic or "preferred".

Sounds good, huh? There's a small catch.

The "basic" Jugearscare plan gives you all the preceding "free" stuff at a minor cost.

No hospital coverage.
No coverage for X-rays or other imaging - they will pay for blood tests, though.
No coverage for the delivery room or any postpartum care.
No coverage for "non-preferred" medications. Need an exotic drug? Get fucked.
No ambulance coverage.
No mental health coverage.
No substance abuse coverage.

So, if you can't afford to spend $300 every week for your "mandatory" health insurance, you have a choice of spending $90 every week for a crock of shit, or paying 2.5% of your salary to the IRS in the "fine".

Another little tidbit - the money they steal from you for Jugearscare is taken out of your paycheck before they calculate taxes - so the low wage earner will have less Social Security taken out than usual. This could result in lower benefits for some people at the low end of the ladder. Another "get fucked" from CONgress and our emperor to the working man.

Jugears and crew are going to rot in everlasting fire in Hell if there is a God with any sense of justice.

It's a freaking miracle I didn't pull an Elvis and blow my monitors away. I guess I'm not your typical redneck gun nut.

Now, let's look at the actual costs of Jugearscare. My employer must pay the same amount I do - so even if I don't use any medical services, $31,200.00 has been taken out of the economy and given to an insurance company to cover all those who get the "free" coverage. There's your income redistribution.

And that is just for one employee. There are maybe 150 office workers in my company who all pay at least the same for coverage, with the company matching the thefts by the IRS. Just at this one company, at least $4.7 million stolen. This does not count the factory workers who probably make less and get hit harder.

How many employees in the United States? No wonder the insurance companies were lobbying for this under the table.

Oh, yeah - after I finished signing up, I went back to the benefits page - and found that they supposedly offered both a "bronze" and a "gold" plan, that since I had signed up already, I am ineligible to get. No big loss - they cost more than the crap I had to buy, with dubious extra value - and doesn't the Jugearscare law fine you for a "Cadillac" plan anyway?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New job!

Phone interview Tuesday morning, face-to-face this morning, job offer just after lunch.

More money than the last place, too!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Job offer

Got this email a while back:

Hello Chuck,

I hope you are doing well! I am emailing you regarding the resume you posted online.  I am currently consulting for a couple small businesses and assisting with several business developments in Madison, WI. After reviewing your resume, I think you would be a good fit for one of the several positions currently available. The primary position currently available is for a full time Benefits Representative, the average starting wage is around $60,000 a year.  I am in the office Friday and was wondering if I could contact you for a five minute phone interview between 1:00-2:00pm? Or is there a better time to call you at 608-361-0277

Also, just so you know, there are no fees for you to use my service, assisting small businesses in finding qualified top-notch employees is included with my consulting fees which are covered by the business. If you find that these positions are not the right fit for you, no worries, I work with a number of other businesses and I may have another client that is hiring in the near future. Are you only looking for work in the 53511 area? Would you consider other areas?

I look forward to speaking to you and please note you are receiving this email because you are registered with us on link.work.php, in the event you are no longer interested in employment please be sure to click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.

JSM Consulting
Michael Mell
Phone: 262-618-7003
 
I replied:
 
Hi, Michael,

If you read my resume, you know I have absolutely no experience in 
benefits, nor any business attempting to apply for such a job. $28 / 
hour is less than the job I just was let go from, wherein I was starving 
in slow motion as the bills piled up.

If you have any electrical engineering jobs or mechanical designer 
(Pro-E / Creo or Solidworks) jobs paying at least $50 / hour or $104K / 
year, I would like to hear about them.

Regards,

Chuck Kuecker, BSEE

"He" responds:

Thank you so much for the reply message. I was hoping I would have a few  moments to talk on the phone but looking at my upcoming schedule I 
figured I better get some details out to you right away regarding a 
position one our clients is looking to get filled.  Thank you again for your replied message. JSM is committed to helping small and large businesses with all of their needs, specializing in social media marketing. We are not a staffing agency but from time to time we are asked for help with staffing for everything  from restaurant staff to office managers. 

The company's name is Teyssier and Associates. They are a benefit 
services company that issues out and explains benefits to Labor Unions, 
Credit Unions and other associations. Teyssier and Associates is 
currently hiring full time Diversified Benefit Representatives
 for their Madison office, which is located at 555 D’Onofrio Dr., Ste. 
201 Madison, WI 53719. I checked with their office manager Randy and he 
has an opening on Wednesday at 11:00am to meet in person if you could 
make it? I know it would be worth your time as he is looking for a number of people for all types of positions.

Keep in mind we work with businesses all over the United States. If 
there is a location that would work better for you please let me know.

Please let me know if you are available so I can send you a confirmation and add you to his calendar because it fills up pretty quick. I will also send you a confirmation with directions within 48 hours of you picking a date. 

JSM Consulting

WWW.JSMFIRM.COM <- a="" br="" dead="" is="" link....="" this="">
262-618-7003
 
My response:

Well, I guess you are a computer, so this is the end....
 
I'll post any reply in an update.
 
I wonder what the .php link would have done to my computer? Or the "unsubscribe" link with all the encoded information in it?

The email address for "Michael" corresponds to http://msjconsultingofusa.com/ - and they want to send spam for you, evidently.