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Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Demonrat bullshit

The Demonrats have a serious hard-on for the Tea Party. Probably because they can remember when THEY were truly the party of the common man. No so much the last decade or two.

Get a load of this crap:


Chuck --

It’s all over the news -- radical Tea Party Republicans are pushing our economy to the brink of disaster. But get this -- Speaker Boehner’s campaign team has turned their attention from Washington to an upcoming special election in Nevada.

In a district that was never suppose to be winnable, our proud Democratic candidate Kate Marshall is standing strong and spreading her message that everyday Americans, not millionaires and Big Oil, should come first. Meanwhile her Tea Party opponent is running on a platform of protecting special tax breaks for the ultra-rich while plunging seniors into poverty.

This critical special election has the potential to send a stinging rebuke to the Tea Party’s radical refusal to govern. Washington Republicans are running scared and dumping over $200,000 into dishonest attack ads against Kate.

We must immediately raise rapid response funds to make sure we can help Kate spread her message. So, we have set a goal of immediately raising $50,000 online before tonight’s media buy deadline.
Please contribute today. Your gift can have a direct impact on election day.

Kate’s opponent may have his fat cat cronies to keep him on the air, but we are depending on grassroots supporters like you. Your generous donation will help Kate to keep these TV ads running strong so we can spread our message of creating jobs and protecting Nevadans' Medicare and Social Security far and wide across our district. Even just a small gift today could go a long way.

So please click here to make a contribution that will keep Kate’s ads going strong on TV.

Thank you,

Robby Mook
DCCC Executive Director

So, if you have a few bucks you don't need, why not send them to Nevada and help get "Kate" out of office?

Mark Amodei's website

RFIDs in guns?

"Smart" guns redux? Seen at Borepatch:

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gunsmithing a Chiappa revolver

Tam and some other folks are talking about Chiappa and their RFID chipped handguns.  People are exercised by the PR FAIL of the response to people's shock that their trust might be violated this way - pretty interesting marketing plan to address that loss of trust, if you ask me.

But I remembered the 2006 Black Hat Briefings (probably the premier computer security conference), where I listened to some folks talk about how you can make malware that spreads from RFID chip to RFID chip via the reader.


Read the whole thing.


New rules could mean less help, higher costs for family farm

Posted: Jul 27, 2011 5:48 PM CDT
by Mark Wiggins
WACO - For many in rural Central Texas, it's one of their most enduring memories of childhood:  Their first time behind the wheel of the family tractor.
The time-honored initiation into working the family farm could one day be a thing of the past, with discussions underway in Washington to require operators of farm equipment to have a commercial driver's license, or CDL.
No BLOODY way am I going to get a CDL to mow my firebreaks. Anyone attempting to force the issue and trespassing on my land will be met with appropriate calibers.


MSM priorities

From an email off one of my lists:
Found on another forum:

Amy Winehouse dies and the media goes crazy...

Justin Allen, 23;  Brett Linley, 29;  Matthew Weikert, 29;  Justus 
Bartett, 27;  Dave Santos, 21;  Jesse Reed, 26;  Matthew Johnson, 21;  
Zachary Fisher, 24;  Brandon King, 23;  Christopher Goeke, 23;  Sheldon 
Tate, 27; [These] are all US Marines that died for you this week!  There 
is no media for them... Not even a mention of their names.
Who in hell was Amy Winehouse? I vaguely remember hearing the name a while back in connection with another celebrity overdose or tantrum or something.
"Celebrities" and "stars" are fun to follow, if you have no life of your own, but I remember seeing newspapers from WWII where there were listings of all the dead and wounded, and not to make points about war being evil - they were killed or injured fighting to preserve our way of life. Respect was given as a matter of course.
Modern wars might not be so critical to our personal survival here at home, but out servicemen and women certainly deserve at least as much attention as some pop singer. 
One thing I see about being near a smaller city - Beloit and Janesville papers occasionally report on servicemen in a positive light, where the Chicago papers hardly ever had anything at all to say.

Take awy his checkbook

From Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler:

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The things governments do

Are unbelievable. The Brits had a "chicken powered nuclear device", sort of a doomsday weapon in case the late Soviet Union invaded Europe.


I'm sure our government has similarly spent our tax dollars wisely...

We are all slaves

I thought the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery - so much for "the law".
Found at Western Rifle Shooters

July 26, 2011 5:02 PM

ATF Manager says he shared Fast and Furious Info with White House

 'Nuf said?

US Debt in pictures

Have a hard time visualizing a billion, let alone a trillion? Go here.

The US government has already obligated us to pay 114,5 trillion for things like Social Security. Unfunded obligations

As the website says - W (where) TF are we going to get this?

And Osama wants a credit increase, and no cuts. Insane.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Waco - Rules of Engagement


In case you were forgetting what Demonrat-led governments are capable of. Gunwalker could be Osama's Waco, and if justice be done, will be his Waterloo, also.

Goodbye Viet Nam

This is very powerful. Helps those of us who didn't have to go over there understand.

Goodbye Viet Nam

Castle Doctrine

Wisconsin? Maybe. This was just introduced in the legislature:

Assembly Bill 69

AB69 Text

AB69 Amendments

Looks like a reasonable law - if you believe you or others are in danger from a criminal, you can use deadly force and the courts must presume you acted to prevent the crime.

Of course, if you shoot someone in self-defense, and then reload to finish them off, you could be charged with murder - so only use the minimum force needed to neutralize the threat.

That is "green", anyway - you're not wasting ammo...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gunwalker gets deeper

Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The story behind "The Forgotten Man"

The artist speaks:

Another liberal who does not appreciate irony

Sen. Harkin: "Cult Fringe" Holding Up Debt Ceiling Increase

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors" among other things during a Democratic press conference on Wednesday morning.
So - Republicans are dead-beat debtors for NOT wanting to spend more than we take in - what does that make Demonrats - besides hypocritical idiots?

I've never been in a cult before. Thanks, Senator, for warning me.

Monday, July 18, 2011

A militiaman tells it like it is

Congress and Osama had better listen up...

It took a lot less in taxation to trigger the original American Revolution. They also did not have a TSA, or the Patriot Act, or an IRS, or a BATFE, or a whole bunch of alphabet-soup illegal bullshit bureaus regulating all aspects of their lives...

Seen at

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Remember this?

H/t Weasel Zippers - go read...
Osama, in his own words:

The end of GNC?

The Silicon Graybeard tells us of the latest stealth legislation by bureaucrat...

More Tales From The Over Regulated State - A Series

Do you take vitamins?  Do you take glucosamine for that arthritic knee or peppermint for an upset stomach?  Do you take cranberry for a urinary tract infection or St. John's Wort to help even your moods?

You may not be able to take any of that much longer.


My wife takes quite a few supplements, prescribed by her doctor. So, our medical bills are going to go way up now that she will have to use synthetic forms of what she gets at GNC reasonably cheaply.

Thanks, Congress - and Slick Willie.

Sheila Jackson Lee - stupid person

By Josiah Ryan - 07/15/11 03:02 PM ET 
Earlier in her speech, Jackson Lee said Obama has been targeted unlike any other president."I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president — only this one, only this one — has received the kind of attacks and disagreement and inability to work, only this one," said Jackson Lee from the House floor.

Could it be that "this president" is the only one who has openly told us that he intends to destroy our economy and change our way of life?
His intellectual forebear, FDR, at least was still an American, and  acted like it, while pushing his socialist policies that are still damaging our country. Osama makes no bones about wanting to destroy our economy by "bankrupting the coal industry", "making the price of electricity skyrocket", and saddling us with OsamaCare and destructive "green" policies, while bowing to foreign kings and dictators. He has said that America is a great place, and he can't wait to change it.
(The Blogger spell checker just highlighted "OsamaCare", with the suggestion it should be spelled "macabre". Who says computers are not developing sentience? )
The bottom line is that we cannot spend our way out of this mess, and asking to raise the limit on our national credit card is not only stupid, but dangerous. You can't dig out of a hole, you can only bury yourself deeper.
A lily-white President who acted like this clown would get exactly the same reception, as would a Hispanic or Asian or Martian President. At least from me. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just got a "private call"

At least that's what the caller ID says. Some woman wanting to tell me all about Mitt Romney.

Seeing as this came less than a minute after a headhunter called to let me know the engineering job less than ten miles form here had been taken by a former employee, I think I was quite courteous telling her that I couldn't care less, but thanks for the call.

Seems like the Wisconsin "no call" list exempts political and charitable junk calls - so what good is it?

I've had several calls lately from outfits wanting to reduce my credit card interest rate - with phone numbers like 449 000 3847, wanting me to press 9 to talk to a human. So I did. Got a woman who asked "Did you press 9 to talk about lowering your credit card rate?"

I responded, "No, I pressed 9 to talk to a human and inform you that I am on the Wisconsin no-call list".


Beats letting them listen to household noises until they hang up, I guess.

Osama gets slapped down

This is good.

Insulting to drunken sailors, though.

I'm not behind a Constitutional amendment forcing a balanced budget until I see the proposed text of it, though. Too many opportunities for monkey-business.

H/t Ace of Spades

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tenth Amendment, anyone?

A Gun Activist Takes Aim at U.S. Regulatory Power

MISSOULA, Mont.—With a homemade .22-caliber rifle he calls the Montana Buckaroo, Gary Marbut dreams of taking down the federal regulatory state.
Montana passed a law that tries to exempt the state from federal gun regulation. But the law is now before the courts, in a test of states' rights. WSJ's Jess Bravin reports.
He's not planning to fire his gun. Instead, he wants to sell it, free from federal laws requiring him to record transactions, pay license fees and open his business to government inspectors.
For years, Mr. Marbut argued that a wide range of federal laws, not just gun regulations, should be invalid because they were based on an erroneous interpretation of Congress's constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce. In his corner were a handful of conservative lawyers and academics. Now, with the rise of the tea-party movement, the self-employed shooting-range supplier finds himself leading a movement.

H/t Alphecca



Why do they bother?

Just received this:

Заработок в интернете - миф или реальность?

Сегодня интернет делает богатыми и даже очень богатыми тысячи людей.

Каждый день создаются новые проекты;
Авторы удачных идей становятся известными;
Тысячи людей используют готовые схемы ведения бизнеса.

Наш сайт раскроет секреты заработка в интернете для новичков и не только.

Are there enough Russian speakers in America to make spam like this worthwhile?
It is good to see that the former USSR is now a hotbed of people looking to "get rich quick".

Sunday, July 10, 2011

NRA fact sheet on WI CCW

The NRA has published a fact sheet for Wisconsin's new Concealed Carry law. It's even better than I first thought.

Read it here.

The NRA? Really

Oh, sure. Like we can trust the WaPo to tell us the truth:

Washington Post Blames the NRA for ATF Gun Running Scandal?

11:50 AM, Jun 27, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
I don't know what it is about gun issues that makes people lose their minds, but this editorial from the Washington Post is pretty incredible. The post acknowledges that the ATF flooding Mexico with 2,500 weapons which were used in a variety of crimes -- including the murder of a U.S. border agent -- was pretty questionable, but the real culprits are the NRA who has dared to criticize the agency or something:

Eric Holder must resign

or Osama is guilty by association, if not in fact...

H/t Confederate Yankee

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The letter I should have responded to

I wrote a short letter to the Beloit Daily News wondering if the Republicans raised as much hell when people like Tammy Gay Baldwin got gerrymandered districts - she has Madison and Beloit, but not Janesville - as the Demonrats are raising now that the GOP has the whip hand. Then I read this:

‘Guns not equal to more safety’

Published: Friday, July 8, 2011 11:38 PM CDT
If it were not so tragic, the recently enacted gun legislation would be comic. It is hard to imagine any proposal more misdirected or out of touch with reality than this. This legislation defies common sense.

Most obviously, it is at odds with itself, means against ends. We can no more make ourselves safer and more secure by multiplying the guns at our disposal than we can reach Chicago by driving north on I-90. To proliferate firearms among a diverse people living in close proximity and experiencing economic stress will only heighten our anxiety and invite violence.

The legislation is contrary to our nation’s heritage. The focus in these United States has always been on the security of a free people. We have turned toward each other and community structures to insure our safety. To turn now to self-defense and dependence on instruments of aggression will only tear the fabric of the nation. And it will make unmistakable a priority of property over persons.

And this legislation makes a mockery of the Constitution which is often quoted as its warrant. What the Constitution guarantees is much more limited and specific: The maintenance of the militia necessary for the security of a free state at that time. These conditions no longer exist in our time. To suggest a constitutional warrant for this legislation is either deliberate distortion or careless reading. Our nation’s future requires both greater maturity and greater integrity.

Edward M. Esler

Well, Mr. Esler, I guess I'll just have to respond here.

First off, who said anything about "multiplying guns"? Not only is this an impossible mathematical operation, the new concealed carry law says nothing about increasing the number of guns on the street. As a front page story in the BDN today shows, the bad guys are already out there and armed, regardless of all the laws "preventing" gun violence. Denying the law-abiding parity in this arms race does nothing to prevent more violence, and as has been shown by the experience of the huge majority of states with concealed carry laws, allowing citizens the option of self-defense actually reduces violent crime.

Obviously, you flunked civics, or you have no capability of reading and comprehending what you read, if you think that our nation's heritage does not include self-reliance, self-defense, and taking responsibility for one's actions.

Having access to a tool of self-defense does not make one dependent on it, any more than having a fire extinguisher prevents one from calling the fire department.

Lastly, you obviously have never read the Constitution, in particular the Second Amendment. The "militia" clause is a preamble, not a justification or a requirement. Besides, the "militia" mentioned there was every able-bodied man in the community - NOT the National Guard, which did not then exist. Today, it would be every law-abiding adult.

If anything, the conditions today are more dangerous to the people living in large cities than they were for early Americans, who only had to worry about abuses by the British colonial government and possible Indian raids - they had little in the way of the street crime we now have, nor did they have to deal with an out-of-control federal government increasingly contemptuous of the people they are sworn to serve. If anything, the conditions that prompted the Second Amendment are more prevalent today than they were in the 18th Century.

Balanced Budget amendment

Sounds real nice...

Nowhere at the GOP web site is the text of this proposed amendment presented.

Federal legislation usually has catchy titles - like the "PATRIOT Act", which has gutted our Constitutional rights.

What mischief might a "Balanced Budget Amendment" contain?

Friday, July 8, 2011

He DID promise to destroy the coal industry...

and he looks to be keeping his promise. The price of electricity will skyrocket - just as he pushes for 56 MPG fleet mileage and more electric cars...

The coal industry is crying foul over new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations which they say will be among the most be costly rules ever imposed by the agency on coal-fueled power plants.

I knew it

Investigators for the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform are asking the White House official who oversaw the government bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler whether he told the truth in recent testimony before the committee.  Ron Bloom, Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy, is quoted in a 2009 newspaper account and a 2010 book saying of the auto bailouts that he "did this all for the unions."  But when Bloom appeared before the committee on June 22, he flatly denied ever saying those words.  Other White House officials have reportedly defended Bloom by suggesting that he did indeed say those words but was joking.  And that has led committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa to ask what is going on.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

Do the Four Rules need an addition?

5. Don't give non-humans access to weapons...

I could be nasty and say Demonrats don't qualify as human - but I won't...
I fully expect to hear from PETA any day, rallying for "guns for apes"...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

And then there was one...

Illinois will have the distinction of being the last holdout.

Wisconsin’s Personal Protection Act Scheduled to be Signed by the Governor Tomorrow, July 8!

Senate Bill 93, the Personal Protection Act, has already been sent to Governor Scott Walker for his approval and is scheduled to be signed into law tomorrow, July 8.

After passing both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature with strong bipartisan support, this groundbreaking legislation now only needs the Governor’s approval to be enacted into law. Since it’s passage in the Wisconsin Legislature last month, we have received a number of questions regarding the specifics of this bill. To answer those questions and to serve as a resource for those interested in what this legislation entails and how it will affect all law-abiding citizens in Wisconsin, the NRA has compiled a fact sheet which can be found here.

This comprehensive Right-to-Carry law – widely considered one of the best in the country – will take effect on November 1.

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Can't wait for 11/1/11...

Global warming - I mean - "Climate change" explained

H/t The Smallest Minority

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's good to be bad

If you pollute, you kill Mother Gaea, but if you don't, you kill Mother Gaea. Looks like the greenies just can't win.

Chinese Air Pollution Stops Global Warming

Friday, July 1, 2011

This is happening right down the road from where I grew up

I grew up at 7111 W. Summerdale Ave, in Chicago. The street gained a measure of fame from a Chicago police scandal in 1960 - and in the 1970's from John Wayne Gacy, who lived about a mile west. One of the places I rode my bike was through Norridge.

Norridge is a small suburb of Chicago totally surrounded by the big city. They obviously share many of the same political and social views as Chicago, so this is not unexpected:


Norridge gunshop owner says he’s being targeted by village

Norridge gun shop owner Tony Kole says he’s open for business — but customers are having a hard time finding him.

And for that he’s suing the northwest suburb, which he says is preventing him from putting a sign on his business.

“He sometimes can’t take delivery of his mail because he’s prevented from posting the name of his business,” said Kole’s lawyer, Walter Maksym.