Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Osama, the great job creator

For Chinese companies - ABC News has video.

This mope is losing the MSM.

Hope and change

For real, I hope, my situation will change soon.

Just came back from an interview for a machine assembler / technician job - small shop, maybe 15 employees, that makes custom industrial machines.

This would be a fun job just as an assembler - but maybe I can get in as an engineer...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Allen West to Osama: Get out of the USA!

Wow.



I wish he was running for President.

Seen at MsUnderestimated

My five most-wanted guns

Not sure who started it, but here's my wishlist:

1. Browning BAR. Ever since reading "Unintended Consequences", I've wanted one. My Dad had a field manual - dated August 1918- for the BAR, and I'd like to have the real thing.

2. Magazine-fed .50 BMG rifle, since Ill-Annoys ex-Governor Rod Blackholobitch hated them. Besides, I've got almost enough back yard to be able to do some 600-yard target practice.

3. Ma Deuce. A quad mount on some sort of mobile platform.

4. An original M1911. Preferably one that has seen combat.

5. An original Luger. A friend who served in WWII flying B24s as armorer and bombardier had one, and I don't know who got it after he died. It was an officer's gun, with the holster.

I could go on for a couple pages, if money is no object...

Another one bites the dust

Electric-Car Firm That Received Biden Visit and $118M in Stimulus Funds Files for Bankruptcy

(CNSNews.com) - Ener1--a company that manufactures batteries for electric cars, and that received $118.5 million in federal stimulus money, and that Vice President Joe Biden visited last year the day after President Obama’s State of the Union Address—announced today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

In last year’s State of the Union Address, delivered Jan. 25, 2011, President Obama set a national goal of having a million electric vehicles on the road in the United States by 2015—a goal that would be achieved, Obama said, by taking money out of the oil industry and “investing” it in new technology.

“With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels and become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015,” said Obama.
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Another achievement for Osama's green campaign. Another miracle of good timing.

Okay, BO, just how are we going to keep a million electric cars charged when your EPA is busy shutting down coal-fired power plants that supply 75% of our electricity?

With people like you running the country, by 2015 we will be all riding bicycles, like your buddies over in Red China used to, until they discovered fascist capitalism. That is, if we have anywhere left to go to.

H/t Lady Logician, from whom I shamelessly stole the title.

Boycott Starbucks?


The Fellowship of Reconciliation - cute name, that - is organizing a boycott of Starbucks on Valentine's Day, to protest their corporate policy of following state law at all their franchises - in other words, not posting "no guns here" signs. At last count, they had about 140 people nationwide signed up for their protest.


I'm going to offer my wife a trip to the Beloit store on V-day, during the "boycott". Without knowledge of this protest, I probably would never have patronized a Starbucks in my whole life.

H/t Days of our Trailers

Update: From the people who started this:


Glock 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, the gun used by the Tucson Murderer. It shot 31 bullets in 15 seconds, killed 6, and injured 14.

Damn. My Glock 19 has never fired a single round all by itself. I wonder how the "Tucson Murderer" trained his gun to be so self-sufficient?

I wish I could vote for him

This man is an example of what America needs in a representative.

Big John Smith

I hope Tennessee has the brains to elect him.

H/t Ann Barnhardt

We have Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson so far here in Wisconsin. We need around 500 more good people.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nebraska enacting UN child rights legislation?

Sure looks like it:

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LB 821 Poses Great Danger to the Family and Civil Liberties

On Sunday, Jan. 1, there was an article in the Omaha World-Herald about legislation that will be introduced during the current session of the Nebraska Unicameral.

 Questions about child welfare to dominate Nebraska Legislature - Omaha.com

It reads:
"Nebraska's 2012 legislative session looks to be the year of the child.

"During the next four months, lawmakers will wrestle with key questions about the future of child welfare and juvenile justice in the state.

"How they answer...those questions will shape the lives of abused and neglected Nebraska children and youthful troublemakers."

But how they answer those questions will also shape the lives of regular, ordinary children too, especially since Nebraska has been showing an unsettling willingness to draw the parameters wider and wider for what constitutes an "abused" or "neglected" child or "youthful troublemaker." Nebraska has a serious problem with breaking up families – it does so at the second highest rate in the nation. And it has recently begun removing children from their families for what the state deems to be poor school attendance, under the new “truancy” law.

It’s good that Nebraska is working to address the serious problems in its child welfare system, and some positive proposals are being advanced this session. However, two of the proposals mentioned in the article, and brought together in one bill, LB 821, are deeply concerning. These proposals would only intensify the problems the system now faces.

LB 821 proposes to create a 26-person Children's Commission, and a brand new state children's agency. (LB 821 - http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Intro/LB821.pdf ) The bill recognizes the major problems with Nebraska's current child welfare system, but it proposes to remedy these problems by creating more government!

In addition to the simple paradox of creating more government to solve a problem created by government, I believe that these two legislative proposals present a threat to every Nebraska family in another way.  These two proposals would establish in Nebraska a framework that could implement the concepts contained in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an overreaching document which the U.S. Congress has refused to ratify for 22 years.
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Got to watch our "public servants" like a hawk, all the time - or they try to sneak in stuff like this.


The proper answer to a malfunctioning governmental agency is to remove it - not add another layer of government.

 H/t Domestic Divapalooza

Friday, January 27, 2012

More government == less jobs!

Proof - Found at Stansberry's Investment Advisory. A long article there, but well worth the reading.


See anything interesting?

Via a Green Mountains Homestead post that you also should read through.

Gun control myths and lies

The AnarchAngel has a good article on how gun control groups lie and manipulate public opinion.

Go read.

Blatant political favoritism

Gotta love Osama. Refuse to allow a pipeline from Canada that would bring relatively cheap oil to America - and then pay off one of his biggest donors.

How outrageous can you get?

Will America notice?
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Soros May Benefit From White House’s Natural Gas Proposal

George Soros, a billionaire investor and major backer of President Obama, stands to reap a windfall from legislation promoting natural gas-powered vehicles. The White House unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would do just that.

The proposal would offer incentives for companies to buy and use trucks powered by natural gas. Obama announced the effort at a UPS facility in Las Vegas that received stimulus funding to buy natural gas vehicles and build a fueling station for them.

The proposal is remarkably similar to the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions (NAT GAS) Act.
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Soros "may benefit"?

Soros probably paid for the writers who came up with the legislation.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Constitutional wishful thinking

Just woke up with this in my head...shamelessly stolen from here.
I posted his original "act" here.
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Individual Infringement Reform Act


113th Congress
1st Session
S. ____
To propose a Constitutional amendment to remedy various federal infringements on individual and states rights in existing federal law.

IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE
January 25, 2013
Mr. (Ms.?) XXXX of Wisconsin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

A BILL
To retroactively repeal certain unconstitutional legislation concerning individual citizens, and prohibit state infringement of their right to be free of un-Constitutional laws affecting individuals.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the 'Individual Freedom Infringement Reform Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND AUTHORITY.

1. The Congress finds that certain provisions of United States Statutes concerning individuals, including the National Firearms Act of 1934 and all subsequent federal law, the Social Security Act of 1935, and every other Act passed by Congress that has no explicit authorization in the United States Constitution, and various amendments and additions to those acts, to be and to have been unconstitutional, from inception, and may be repealed in accordance with United States Constitution Article I Section 1.
2. The Congress finds that certain state actors have been infringing on individual rights through statutes passed without explicit authorization of those States' Constitutions, and that it may legislate to prevent such infringement under the Amendment to the United States Constitution proposed June 13, 1866, known as the Fourteenth Amendment.

SEC. 3. REPEALS.

The following statutes or amendments are hereby repealed retroactively to their respective dates of enactment:
1. National Firearms Act of 1934, 48 Stat. 1236, as encoded in 26 USC ch. 53, and elsewhere.
2. Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Pub.L. 90-351, 82 Stat. 197, as encoded in 42 U.S.C. § 3711, and elsewhere.
3. Gun Control of 1968, Pub.L. 90-618, 82 Stat. 1213, as encoded in 18 USC ch. 44, and elsewhere.
4. Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, Pub.L. 99-308, 100 Stat. 449, as encoded in 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq.,  and elsewhere.
5. Brady Handgun Violation Prevention Act of 1993, Pub.L. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536, as encoded in 18 USC 921-922, and elsewhere.
6. Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban of 1996,  Pub.L. 104-208 as encoded in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9),  and elsewhere.
7. Social Security Act of 1935, as encoded in Pub.L. 74-271, 49;Stat.;620, 42 U.S.C.;ch.7; and elsewhere.

A very LONG list...
I wonder if there's a legal means to do this without enumerating every one of the millions of federal rules enacted since Lincoln...

SEC. 4. STATE INFRINGEMENTS.

This section shall apply to any official, agent, employee, contractor, or other individual acting at the instigation, direction, or request of such, whether of the United States, a State, United States Territory, or a local authority within a state or territory.
1. No such covered individual shall infringe, impede, tax, or burden the rights of any individual without an explicit clause in the individual's State Constitution.

2. Any individual who has had his right infringed under this section shall have standing for exoneration under any criminal charges, and for a claim of damages and return of property that may have been seized and forfeited, together with costs and attorney fees, or one terajoule of energy, whichever is greater, for each offense.

Is a mere terajoule sufficient? This is only 278,000 kWh, or roughly ten year's electricity usage. This is a gross offense on individual liberty - let's make it ten petajoules!

On second thought - where is this compensation coming from? The federal government has no money, except what is stolen from the citizens...

SEC. 5. REMEDIATION.

(a) CONVICTIONS TO BE SET ASIDE — Any individual convicted under any of the above repealed provisions shall be entitled to have his or her convictions set aside, including any continuing disabilities removed, except as provided below in Sec. 6, upon application therefor to any United States Court of competent jurisdiction.
(b) COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION — Any individual convicted under any of the above repealed provisions shall be entitled to receive compensation at established rates for wrongful conviction, including any attorney fees and court costs.

SEC. 6. EXCEPTION FOR DISABILITY REMOVAL.

Removal of a disability to any individual's rights is not required under this Act if any of the following conditions have been met:

(a) The disability was imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction for actions committed on a territory for which Congress has exclusive legislative jurisdiction under United States Constitution Article I Section 8 Clause 17 and Article IV Section 3 Clause 2; and either
(1) It was imposed as part of the sentencing order upon conviction of the defendant for an act committed on that territory and as prescribed in the statute under which he or she was convicted; or
(2) It was imposed upon unanimous verdict of a jury of twelve on proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant poses a clear and present danger to others if the right is not disabled.
If an individual is a danger to others unless he or she obeys a law, why are they loose in society anyway? Criminals do not obey laws - definition! 
SEC. 7. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
This Act will be offered as a federal Constitutional Amendment, once and for all time removing the power of the Federal Government and Congress and the legislatures of the various States from ever again meddling in the day-to-day lives of the citizens of the United States of America without explicit authorization under their several Constitutions.

END.
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Beautiful dreamer...

Now - which candidate for Senator in Wisconsin is most likely to propose a bill like this?

Certainly not Tammy Gay Baldwin...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Osama's SOTU

Didn't waste any time watching - still trying to recover my email and web site. Everything works on localhost now, got firewall issues.

As others have said, it ought to be STFU....

On the radio just now, Osama was quoted as wanting to jump-start the economy and make lasting changes.

Yep. Right. Jump-start our slide into full-blown communism.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Email trouble

Re: lack of posting - my Ubuntu email server got bollixed after an upgrade, and my email and web server stopped working.

Ended up reloading Ubuntu 11.10 from a CD, and rebuilding from scratch. Got the web pages back up, but email is still FUBAR. I am learning about stuff I never dreamed I would have to know.

I hate computers...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some people want churches to be gun-free zones

So things like this can happen with no one being able to defend themselves
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Cops: Suspect with shotgun robs church choir

Posted: Jan 19, 2012 1:52 PM CST Updated: Jan 19, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Investigators say a man armed with a shotgun robbed a choir group at a church in Goose Creek Wednesday night.

Authorities responded to the St. James United Methodist Church on 512 St. James Ave. around 8 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery.

One of the victims told police that a man entered the church through an unlocked door and aimed a shotgun towards the choir area. The victims told police that the suspect then told the choir to get on the floor and to "Keep your heads down, I'll blow your head off."

According to investigators, the suspect continued to demand everyone's wallets and purses and told everyone to keep their heads down.
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I don't advocate shooting robbers in church as a standard practice, but when someone threatens with a weapon, I think proper application of force is in order.

No information as whether or not the church has a "no weapons" policy. That seems like a pertinent fact for a news report.

SCOTUS makes a bad ruling

It's not bad enough that CONgress gave Disney and others a pass on the law that would have put a bunch of classics in the public domain - now this.
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Supreme Court Says Congress May Re-Copyright Public Domain Works

Congress may take books, musical compositions and other works out of the public domain, where they can be freely used and adapted, and grant them copyright status again, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

In a 6-2 ruling, the court said that, just because material enters the public domain, it is not “territory that works may never exit.” (.pdf)

The top court was ruling on a petition by a group of orchestra conductors, educators, performers, publishers and film archivists who urged the justices to reverse an appellate court that ruled against the group, which has relied on artistic works in the public domain for their livelihoods.

They claimed that re-copyrighting public works would breach the speech rights of those who are now using those works without needing a license. There are millions of decades-old works at issue. Some of the well-known ones include H.G. Wells’ Things to Come; Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the musical compositions of Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.

The court, however, was sympathetic to the plaintiffs’ argument. Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Ginsburg said “some restriction on expression is the inherent and intended effect of every grant of copyright.” But the top court, with Justice Elena Kagan recused, said Congress’ move to re-copyright the works to comport with an international treaty was more important.
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I thought we were supposed to make rulings and laws for the benefit of the American people - not to draw us into compliance with the European " Berne Convention".

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NYC getting into your pants

New York City wants to see what you are concealing.
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NYPD, Feds Testing Gun-Scanning Technology, But Civil Liberties Groups Up In Arms

Terahertz Imaging Detection Out To Detect Illegal Concealed Weapons

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is stepping up their war against illegal guns, with a new tool that could detect weapons on someone as they walk down the street.

But is it violating your right to privacy?

Police, along with the U.S. Department of Defense, are researching new technology in a scanner placed on police vehicles that can detect concealed weapons.

“You could use it at a specific event. You could use it at a shooting-prone location,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez on Tuesday.

It’s called Terahertz Imaging Detection. It measures the energy radiating from a body up to 16 feet away, and can detect anything blocking it, like a gun.
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At least this technology won't nuke you like some TSA scanners will. Totally passive.

Defeating it will take some holster redesign to break up the "gun" shape.

A peek into the future?

Maybe.

Firearms Infringement Repeal Act

Firearms Infringement Reform Act

113th Congress
1st Session
S. ____
To retroactively repeal certain unconstitutional legislation concerning firearms, and prohibit state infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.
IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE
January 25, 2013
Mr. ROLAND of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Judiciary Committee.

A BILL
To retroactively repeal certain unconstitutional legislation concerning firearms, and prohibit state infringement of the right to keep and bear arms.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the 'Firearms Infringement Reform Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND AUTHORITY.

1. The Congress finds that certain provisions of United States Statutes concerning firearms, including the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, the Brady Handgun Violation Prevention Act of 1993, the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban of 1996, and various amendments and additions to those acts, to be and to have been unconstitutional, from inception, and may be repealed in accordance with United States Constitution Article I Section 1.
2. The Congress finds that certain state actors have been infringing on the right to keep and bear arms by their residents inconsistent with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that it may legislate to prevent such infringement under the Amendment to the United States Constitution proposed June 13, 1866, known as the Fourteenth Amendment.

SEC. 3. REPEALS.

The following statutes or amendments are hereby repealed retroactively to their respective dates of enactment:
1. National Firearms Act of 1934, 48 Stat. 1236, as encoded in 26 USC ch. 53, and elsewhere.
2. Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, Pub.L. 90-351, 82 Stat. 197, as encoded in 42 U.S.C. § 3711, and elsewhere.
3. Gun Control of 1968, Pub.L. 90-618, 82 Stat. 1213, as encoded in 18 USC ch. 44, and elsewhere.
4. Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, Pub.L. 99-308, 100 Stat. 449, as encoded in 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq.,  and elsewhere.
5. Brady Handgun Violation Prevention Act of 1993, Pub.L. 103-159, 107 Stat. 1536, as encoded in 18 USC 921-922, and elsewhere.
6. Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban of 1996,  Pub.L. 104-208 as encoded in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9),  and elsewhere.

SEC. 4. STATE INFRINGEMENTS.

This section shall apply to any official, agent, employee, contractor, or other individual acting at the instigation, direction, or request of such, whether of the United States, a State, United States Territory, or a local authority within a state or territory.
1. No such covered individual shall infringe, impede, tax, or burden the right of any individual to keep and bear arms, or the supplies and implements suitable for militia, including defense, suppression of insurrection, law enforcement, or disaster response, with the following exceptions:
a. Possession and use of weapons and other implements may be regulated during actual militia musters by direction of militia officers;
b. The right of an individual to possess or use such implements may be disabled by a court order upon proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the right if not disabled for that individual would present a clear and present danger to public safety, or be a penalty for a crime, upon conviction by a unanimous randomly selected jury of twelve.
2. Any individual who has had his right infringed under this section shall have standing for exoneration under any criminal charges, and for a claim of damages and return of property that may have been seized and forfeited, together with costs and attorney fees, or one terajoule of energy, whichever is greater, for each offense.

SEC. 5. REMEDIATION.

(a) CONVICTIONS TO BE SET ASIDE — Any individual convicted under any of the above repealed provisions shall be entitled to have his or her convictions set aside, including any continuing disabilities removed, except as provided below in Sec. 5, upon application therefor to any United States Court of competent jurisdiction.
(b) COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION — Any individual convicted under any of the above repealed provisions shall be entitled to receive compensation at established rates for wrongful conviction, including any attorney fees and court costs.

SEC. 6. EXCEPTION FOR DISABILITY REMOVAL.

    Removal of a disability to keep and bear arms is not required under this Act if any of the following conditions have been met:
(a) The disability was imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction for actions committed on a territory for which Congress has exclusive legislative jurisdiction under United States Constitution Article I Section 8 Clause 17 and Article IV Section 3 Clause 2; and either
(1) It was imposed as part of the sentencing order upon conviction of the defendant for an act committed on that territory and as prescribed in the statute under which he or she was convicted; or
(2) It was imposed upon unanimous verdict of a jury of twelve on proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant poses a clear and present danger to himself or others if the right is not disabled.
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What a beautiful dream...but the compensation provision would bankrupt us all over again...

SOPA bites the dust.

We missed the bullet this time. Tabled in the House, still alive in the Senate, so it's dead for all intents and purposes.

For now.

Got to watch those CONgresscritters like a hawk.

Alert! Possible recall scams!

I recently reported what I thought were two ways to keep the Demonrats honest:


Make sure you aren't supporting evil!

 

This site supposedly will notify you if your name shows up on a recall petition.

 

Skeptical of recall signatures?

 

This site allows you to supposedly scan actual recall petitions and report possible fraud or invalid signatures.

The problem is that neither of these sites is operated by an organization that has a legal right to challenge recall petitions. By Wisconsin law, only the Wisconsin Republican Party and the "Friends of Walker" have that right, and those groups are prohibited by law from accepting any data from outside groups, no matter how valid that data might be. You can't even protest if someone signs your name on a petition - the best you can do is tell the legitimate challengers, and hope they can find the bogus entry.

Is it possible that both of these sites have been engineered to sucker pro-Walker volunteers into wasting their efforts while thinking they were helping fight corruption?

Here's the link to find out about volunteering for the real recall screening process:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dElEbDQyWG9qQlI5ZDh1cmZQdTBuemc6MQ#gid=0

My blog entry from January 14th.

I went to a Wisconsin GOP Victory Center training session last night, and learned quite a bit about Wisconsin's recall law. 

The recall process is detailed in the Wisconsin Constitution and statutes

A recall petition can be started by any person eligible to vote who has resided in the district for at least ten days. So, a community organizer from Chicago can move to a motel in Wisconsin for a couple of weeks and kick off a recall of our governor.

The law says that 25% of Wisconsin residents eligible to vote in the affected district must sign the petition. Not 25% of registered voters, just 25% of those over 18. Non-residents are prohibited, but anyone residing here for at least 10 days is considered a resident.

Petition circulators must sign the bottom of each petition form attesting to the fact that all the signatures are valid and that the person signing is indeed an eligible voter in that district, but are not required to check ID or know the person signing. Circulators may be non-residents. There are penalties for circulators lying or abetting fraud. Of course, if the circulator is from out of state, they must be found and extradited - not likely. The worst that could happen is all petitions from that person would be invalidated - if they were found.

Recall petitioners have 60 days to gather signatures. Once the signatures are delivered to the Government Accountability Board, the challengers have ten whole days to examine all the petitions and challenge any they find that are questionable. The petitioners then have 5 days to answer the challenges. The challengers have the right to ask for an extension, and we will likely get 48 hours more from the time the petitions are delivered, as it will take the GAB at least that long to prepare them for us. We might get more time if we can show any signs of massive fraud.

We have on our side sophisticated computer software that can cross-reference the Wisconsin voter rolls and consumer information to determine if addresses and names are valid.

The Demonrats are doing a last-minute scan through the petitions to remove the most obvious cases of fraud, to lessen the possibility of us finding more "Mickey Mouse" and "Adolph Hitler" signatures like happened in the last recall.

The GAB would have allowed "Mickey Mouse" if we had not complained, as the address was valid - but "Adolph" listed his address as "Berlin" - if he had used "New Berlin", he might have gotten counted.

The whole process seems to be inordinately biased toward allowing recalls. It amazes me that no Republican tried to get Doyle recalled back when he was busy destroying our economy and vetoing common-sense self protection laws.

If we prevail in this and in the upcoming four Senate recall elections, I think we should push for an overhaul of the recall process. Requiring the same residency time for petition originators, and prohibiting out-of-state signature collectors would be a good start - as would allowing the same time for verification and challenges as the collectors had to get the signatures. Fair is fair, and recall elections cost the taxpayer millions. Perhaps a clause that a recall can only be started if the official in question has done something that is actionable, or actually criminal, such as murder or robbery - or maybe drunk driving? At lest one of each party would be eligible for recall here under those rules.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Number five?

If this goes through, 10% of the states will have Constitutional carry.


Remember, that in the 1970's, a similar number of states had any kind of concealed carry at all.
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Law would be similar to one passed in Wyoming last year

South Dakota considers open carry shift

Thousands of Pennington County residents have permits to carry concealed handguns.
If Rep. Don Kopp gets his way, they won’t need a permit.

Kopp’s HB1015 would let any South Dakotan who can legally carry a gun conceal their handgun without having to get a state-issued permit.

“This just doesn’t penalize the citizens, to make him buy a permit to defend himself — which I believe is unconstitutional,” said Kopp, R-Rapid City.

Under the current system, people who want to carry a concealed weapon have to pay $10 and undergo a background check in order to get their permit. Applications can be denied for a variety of reasons, including a felonious criminal history, drug violations, a “history of violence,” or having been judged “mentally incompetent.”
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Seeing as federal law prohibits most of the currently prohibited persons from even possessing a gun, there can be no legitimate concern about Constitutional carry.

H/t Alphecca

Slightly slanted ABC video

Why you should never try to defend yourself or others with a gun. Leave it to the professionals - like the guy in the video who shoots himself in the foot while lecturing a bunch of schoolkids.



Yeah. SOME people freeze up, some never practice drawing and aiming, some never even fire their guns. So let's make sure no one except those elites who work for the government can have guns.


At least, near the end, they talk about the need for training.

Then, they tell you that a cellphone is a valuable weapon to save you and those around you.

Remember - when seconds count, the police are only minutes - sometimes tens of minutes - away

Here's the totally unbiased report by the eminently qualified Violence Policy Center with proof. The only problem is they consistently ignore the fact that the huge majority of gun related deaths and injuries occur as a result of criminal or police activity. A vanishingly small number of those cases concern concealed carry licensees.

More reasons to buy "Made in America"

Our factories don't manufacture nuclear tissue boxes!
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‘No immediate threat’ of low-level radiation from Bed, Bath and Beyond tissue box holders


Story Image
photo from Bed Bath and Beyond
Updated: January 14, 2012 2:46AM


The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says there is “no immediate threat” posed by decorative tissue box holders sold by Bed, Bath and Beyond that are contaminated with low-levels of radioactive material.

IEMA said Friday it is coordinating with federal officials and Bed, Bath and Beyond to identify and secure the tissue box holders contaminated with cobalt-60. While they present no immediate health risk, according to a release from IEMA, the agency is working with federal officials to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure by anyone who comes in contact with them.

The contaminated items are in the Dual Ridge Boutique product line, model number DR9M. They were manufactured at a facility in India and shipped to a Bed, Bath and Beyond distribution site in New Jersey. The items were shipped to the company’s stores in 20 states, including at least two stores in the Chicago area — 1800 N. Clybourn in Chicago and 3232 Lake Ave. in Wilmette.
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I remember that the Illinois State Police pulled a truck loaded with cast iron restaurant table legs on the Dan Ryan Expressway a few years ago, when the radiation detector the cop had alerted him. Turned out the legs, made in Mexico, were contaminated with Co60, also - the scrap yard that supplied iron scrap to the foundry had a cancer treatment machine that they chopped up - cobalt source and all.

Make it in America. Why take the risk?

Jimmy Obama

Cute animation:

video

History repeats itself. The big difference is Carter was, and is, a devout Christian and served in the military, and Osama is...what?

Polite language requires me to not say more.

Eleven more Solyndras!

CBS report:



Where is the demand for impeachment, or the criminal investigation?

And Osama thinks he's going to get reelected?

George Washington Carver

Martin Luther King was a great man, but I think all Americans should know the story of Carver, who truly lived the American dream.

This month we remember his birth as a slave it 1864, and his death in 1943. He raised himself from slavery through a college education, discovered hundreds of uses for plants previously unknown, and basically was a perfect example of all that is great about our country.

Why is it that we only have national holidays for politicians and certain people who died violently, and not for those Americans who did so much to better the lives of all humanity?

A Tale of Two Candidates

Mitt Romney vs. Ron Paul



I still think Mitt is just another RINO, worse than most. Make your own judgement.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wisconsin Carry concealed carry course

Yesterday, I took my wife to a free concealed carry training course in Elkhorn. It was presented by members of Wisconsin Carry, Inc.

This course was very well done. Four hours. The presenters knew their stuff, and answered numerous questions. I would recommend their courses to anyone needing to get certified CCW training for Wisconsin.

Mari now has her certificate of training. When we get the $50 together, she will be able to apply for her permit.

And then we have to find a nice gun for her. :)

Dial 911 and Die

Good video. Canadians need a Second Amendment, and a government limited by it.



This lady might be their Suzanna Gratia Hupp.

Read the book.

Found at Borepatch

Urination as freedom of speech

There's been a lot of squawking about some of our Marines peeing on dead Taliban that had been trying to kill them.

While the Marines showed less than stellar judgement by recording this and putting it on the Internet, it's certainly not a big deal. It's not like beheading a reporter, or chopping the hands off a child, or raping a young girl under the guise of a "marriage".
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A LITTLE URINE WASHES OUT

In case you haven't heard some US soldiers might have urinated on dead Taliban fighters. Hopefully they did it facing in the direction away from Mecca, as American soldiers have been ordered to do to avoid offending Muslims, and that the dead Taliban didn't have Korans in their pockets at the time or it'll be a holy war. Oh wait it already is a holy war.
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Found this website that gives the direction towards Mecca: http://www.qiblalocator.com/

It turns out that all these years when I went out behind the barn to take a leak, I was facing Mecca.

I knew there was something really satisfying about doing that. I always thought it was the fresh air and sunlight. Now, I know I was inadvertently insulting "The Religion of Peace".

So, now I know where to install the urinals if I ever remodel the shop restroom. Facing almost due northeast.

What's the rule about taking a dump?

Government Gone Wild

Another installment in the series.



The federal government is the "success story" for our economy. Federal government grows 15% while the private sector grows 1%.

16% of the voting public now works for government, and is dependent on keeping government growth up - exactly what we need to cut.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fight the recall!

Training for Wisconsin patriots who want to help root out invalid recall petition signatures:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dElEbDQyWG9qQlI5ZDh1cmZQdTBuemc6MQ#gid=0

Charges dropped

NYC has dropped felony charges against Mark Meckler who was charged with felony possession of a firearm with intent to do harm because he tried to check his legal, encased, unloaded weapon at LaGuardia Airport. NYC kept his gun, of course, and his lawyers have advised him the fight to get it back will cost more than the gun is worth.

It's good the felony charge was dropped, seeing as he violated no legitimate law under our Constitution, only a deranged Jim Crow law still on the New York City books, but he did not get away scot-free. He was charged with disorderly conduct, what they plea-bargain you down to so they can still claim they won their case against an antisocial person, and collect some sort of fine to punish the person for presuming to have some personal freedom and rights in Michael Bloomberg's personal fiefdom.

Since the felony charge was dropped, it cannot be appealed, and cannot be used in the Supreme Court to finally overturn NYC's illegal laws.

I expect that Meredith Graves, the Tennessee tourist who attempted to do the right thing and check her personal protection when she visited Ground Zero, will also either have her charges dropped completely, or also get a plea bargain to a non-felony punishment, and therefore will also not be able to be the test case that finally puts Michael Bloomberg and all the anti-self-defense elites before him in their proper place, and at long last allow New Yorkers their unalienable freedoms.

Someone needs to make the sacrifice of time and money, and risk their personal freedom to get the last of these laws off the books once and for all. Millions of people in NYC, Maryland, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts,  Illinois, and other "may issue" CCW states will finally be able to live knowing they can defend themselves against violence at long last, as our founders intended.


H/t Alphecca

Friday, January 13, 2012

Demonrats demonstrate lack of historical knowledge

and, they are getting desperate:
It's amusing that the party responsible for the Jim Crow laws should be accusing the party historically opposed to them of using those tactics. 
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Subject: URGENT: GOP plan to the steal election
From: "Steven Biel, MoveOn.org Civic Action"
Date: 1/13/2012 12:52 PM
To: "Chuck Kuecker"

Republicans like Scott Walker are trying to steal the 2012 election by disenfranchising millions of students, seniors, African-Americans, and poor people—the most sweeping attack on voting rights since Jim Crow. Can you chip in $5 to stop them?

Chip in $5
Dear MoveOn member,
Imagine Mitt Romney in the White House. Tea party Republicans still in control of Congress. No Obama to veto their worst bills.
The election is months away, but this scenario could definitely happen, and here's a big reason why: voter suppression laws passed by Republicans in battleground states to make it as hard as possible for students, poor people, African-Americans, and Latinos to vote. 
Already, Wisconsin, Florida, and Ohio have passed laws to restrict voter registration drives, end early voting, or require voters to present photo IDs at the polls.1 And now Republicans are scrambling to pass laws in virtually every other key battleground state to make it harder to vote in 2012.
These laws shamelessly target key segments of the Obama coalition from 2008, including first-time voters, poor people, and people of color, and could easily tip a close election to Mitt Romney or whoever the Republican nominee is. We're looking at Florida in 2000 all over again.
The good news is that Attorney General Eric Holder has used the Voting Rights Act to block one of the worst GOP voter suppression laws in South Carolina. But the election won't be decided in South Carolina—and to protect every vote Holder needs to keep going.
It'll be a huge fight with Republicans, and with the election approaching, we don't have much time. So we're aiming to raise at least $150,000 this week to launch an emergency grassroots campaign for voting rights. Can you chip in $5?
Yes, I can give $5 to help stop the GOP attack on voting rights.
Here's our plan: First, we'll team up with the leading voting rights groups in each state—great organizations like the Advancement Project, who have top-notch expertise in the policy but who don't have the grassroots network that MoveOn has.
Then, MoveOn will organize events to deliver petitions calling out the Republican legislators behind these despicable attacks on voting rights, swamp their phone lines, and show Attorney General Holder that if they refuse to back down, we'll be right there with him. 
Voting is one of the most sacred rights in our democracy. But Republicans know that if they can shave off even 1-2% of turnout among these key voting blocs, it'll be enough to tip the scales in race after race. 
These laws are a major attack on voting rights. Nationwide, 21 million eligible voters lack the kinds of photo ID required by these laws.2 And especially if you're elderly, poor, or a student, it's not easy to jump through the hoops required by these laws.
Take Joy Lieberman of Missouri. She's 80 years old and has been voting for 60 years. But now she won't be able to vote because her birth certificate does not list her middle name. Or Larry Butler, who was born in 1926 in South Carolina, when birth certificates often were not issued to black Americans. Now, it would cost Mr. Butler $150 to get the documents required by South Carolina's voter suppression law.3
The 2012 election is coming up fast, so we don't have much time. Can you chip in $5?
Yes, I can give $5 to help stop the GOP attack on voting rights.
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Anna, Adam Q., Stefanie, and the rest of the team
Sources:
1. "Voter Identification Requirements," National Conference of State Legislatures, January 9, 2012
http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16602
2. "Voting Law Changes in 2012," Brennan Center for Justice, October 3, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=268598&id=34706-10080683-ODyaaLx&t=4
3. "Democracy Under Assault: The Truth About Voter Disenfranchisement Laws," Advancement Project, accessed December 6, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=268596&id=34706-10080683-ODyaaLx&t=5 [PDF]
Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

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Damn. I CAN imagine Romney in the White House, and that lacking a really citizen-responsive CONgress, it would be as big a disaster as Osama, if not worse.

Maybe if Demonrats didn't have such a flawless record over decades of using the dead and illegal vote to pad the ballot box, they would have a ghost of a chance of this working with learned people.

Says something about their image of the sophistication of the typical Democrat voter that two of the footnotes are from MoveOn.org...

Possible USA Today gun poll scam

Rivrdog reports it.

The USA Today ran a poll back in 2007, asking the question "Does the Second Amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"

The answer, of course is "No", as the Bill of Rights grants no rights - it simply enumerates what inalienable rights the government can never interfere with.

In Second Amendment email lists this poll gets brought up again and again, by well-meaning folks who want to push the "Yes" total up.

There is no proof that people accessing this poll are opening themselves to malware, but why take the chance?

If the poll was legitimate back in 2007, no one except gunnies and possibly people wanting to infect your PC or phish for information are watching it these days.

This poll's question is the anti-gunner version of a reporter asking if you have stopped beating your wife. Any answer will be used against you.




Thursday, January 12, 2012

First SOPA - now PIPA

They never quit. SOPA got enough bad press that the Senate is now trying a new name for the sameold crap:

What’s your position onThe PROTECT IP Act (PIPA)


S. 968: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. (More Info)


"Online creativity" - read "big business' lock on fair use"...

The First Amendment says we can say anything about anything, at any time. CONgress chooses to ignore that with these bills.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is why we need voter ID laws

SCARY VIDEO: DEAD VOTERS GET BALLOTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY

If you don’t believe that dead people vote, watch this video from Project Veritas. If this doesn’t cause you to fear for the future of the republic nothing will. It goes on in every state that doesn’t require a picture ID to vote, which is why the Dems fight voter ID laws tooth and nail. Dead Republicans can vote as well. Feel better? Not me.




Chicago and Crook County, Illinois, I would believe - but New Hampshire?

At least they only let the dead vote ONCE.

Another reason the EPA needs to be abolished

They fine American businesses for not doing the impossible.
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EPA Fines Companies for Not Using Nonexistent Fuels

In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act was enacted with the goals of reducing America’s dependence on oil from hostile nations, the payment of billions of dollars for the oil to the hostile nations, improve the efficiency of motor vehicles and increase the use of renewable energy resources which includes biofuels.

By 2011, fuel companies were to be blending in 6.6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel into domestic gasoline and diesel.  Cellulosic biofuel is made from wood chips and other plant parts such as corncobs and plant stems that are not edible

However, there has been one major flaw in the EISA and that is the technology has not caught up to the requirements.  Cellulosic biofuels only exist in small amounts as various research companies are desperately trying to come up with a way to produce the biofuel which isn’t cost prohibitive.

One company that was working on finding ways to produce cellulosic biofuels was Range Fuels in Georgia who recently went out of business and whose building was sold for pennies on the dollar.  Even with the extensive pine forests of Georgia that have a high resin content, Range Fuels was unsuccessful in finding an affordable process to turn the timber into fuel that would burn in your cars and trucks.

Range Fuels and other companies like them are the ones that received millions of dollars from taxpayers to try to develop these green energies.  And like Range Fuels, many have had to shut down or reduce staff because the refining process at the moment appears to be far too expensive to make it worthwhile.

With no real supply of cellulosic biofuel to be had, the fuel companies were unable to comply with the EISA requirements, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with their plans to impose fines on the fuel companies for failing to meet the guidelines.  And if the fuel companies are unable to get their hands on 8.65 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel this year to meet the requirements, they’ll face even stiffer fines.
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Notice that this one is not something Osama can be blamed for - Bush signed the EISA into law.

The next president must work to restore America to the control of the American people, not unelected bureaucrats.

Trouble in China

People getting tired of being slaves?
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Hundreds Threaten Suicide At Microsoft Supplier Plant In China

SEATTLE, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China, plant if demands for lost wages were not met.

China Jasmine Revolution, an activist revolutionary organization with a name borrowed from the Tunisian revolt that set off the Middle East unrest, reported that employees made their demands for a wage increase for 100 employees on Jan. 2.

Management at Foxconn — the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintendo and Song — responded with an ultimatum. Employees could quit with one month’s compensation awarded for each year with the plant or go back to working.
Many employees quit, but Foxconn allegedly dishonored the agreement and awarded former employees nothing.

Around 300 workers returned to the plant in an uproar, and staged their protest on the plant’s roof on Jan. 3.

Wuhan’s mayor intervened through hours of negotiations, walking them back from the roof’s edge until 9 p.m. when workers agreed to return to work, according to China.com.
Calls to Foxconn were not immediately returned.

A Microsoft spokesperson wrote CBS Seattle a statement saying, “Microsoft takes working conditions in the factories that manufacture its products very seriously, and we are currently investigating this issue. We have a stringent Vendor Code of Conduct that spells out our expectations, and we monitor working conditions closely on an ongoing basis and address issues as they emerge. Microsoft is committed to the fair treatment and safety of workers employed by our vendors, and to ensuring conformance with Microsoft policy.” ­

Foxconn came under fire in 2010 when workers successfully committed suicide in a plant that manufactured components for Apple. Then, Foxconn told media that it considered every worker’s life to be valuable while some plants required workers to sign contracts stating that they wouldn’t kill themselves.


Wired magazine was granted access to the factories, which installed nets that would catch anyone attempting to jump.

Touring the Longhua plant in 2011, Terry Gou, the chairman of Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision, said suicide rates among workers in his plants were smaller compared to the country’s and added a country’s suicide rate typically climbs when its GDP does, Forbes reported.
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If America followed her Constitution, which allows for little federal regulation of how businesses operate, and unions had not continually driven up the cost of American labor, perhaps China would not be home to the world's largest contract electronics assembler. Maybe that firm would be here in America, employing Americans.

One of the original bastions of gun banning meets reality

Oak Park, Illinois, is one of the socialist  liberal places that jumped on the bandwagon back in the 1980's, after Morton Grove made history by being the first town in America to explicitly deny its' citizens the basic human right of self-protection.
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 10:00 PM

Staff Reporter

Any Oak Parkers who want to have a say on how the village regulates guns in the future will get their chance later this month.

The Oak Park Board of Health, a citizens advisory panel, is hosting a forum on Jan. 24 to gather input from residents on guns. Oak Park's decades-long handgun ban was struck down by the Supreme Court in mid-2010, and a gun store recently opened in the village, making the timing right for a community conversation.

"We want to hear from citizens about their thoughts and ideas as to how firearms should be regulated in the village of Oak Park," said Margaret Provost-Fyfe.

A couple of years ago, the health board came up with a list of possible actions that the community could take in the event that the handgun was banned. And with the recent opening of Windy City Firearms on Roosevelt Road, village trustees asked the health board to host the forum to start the ball rolling toward possible action.

The Jan. 24 meeting will give each participant three minutes to speak. The health board will then draft recommendations and forward them to the board for future discussion at an undetermined date.
Village President David Pope said he's anxious to hear what might be suggested.

"I think we're all going to look forward to what comes back from the board of health in determining what steps, if any, should be pursued at that point," Pope said.

Following the June 2010 ruling, Oak Park tweaked its handgun ban, allowing people to carry firearms in their place of business or home, while still prohibiting assault weapons.

Some ideas from the health board's 2010 report included starting a handgun registry, holding safety courses and requiring owners to securely store their handguns. Oak Park may also explore zoning regulations related to gun stores, according to Simone Boutet, the acting village attorney.

David Schweig, a 75-year-old Oak Parker who fought the village's handgun ban in the 1980s, hopes that forum is balanced and fair.

"The overwhelming majority of the people who come to these hearings are on my side of the issue, and they refuse to be silenced or shushed," he said.
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Oak Park also had signs up banning nuclear weapons within city limits back in the 1970's. It's difficult to find references to that on the internet, but here's an anecdote: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/oak-park-city-limits/2010/07/oak-park-follows-supreme-courts-rulingthank-goodness.html

H/t Alphecca

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Email from MoveOn

I just got this:

Dear MoveOn member,
In just 3 days, more than 200,000 people have signed our petition asking President Obama to "hold Wall Street banks accountable by fully investigating the Big Bank fraud that caused the housing crisis." Next Thursday, January 19, we'll deliver these petitions to local Obama campaign offices so that he uses his power to make Wall Street pay. 
Despite wrecking our economy and harming millions of Americans, Wall Street still hasn't had to account for its actions. Adding insult to injury, although Big Banks foreclosed on nearly 350,000 homes over the past few months,1 banks are set to give out a whopping $156 billion in compensation this year, including executive bonuses.2 
President Obama has a choice to make: Let the banks off the hook or order a full federal investigation into bank practices during the housing crisis. President Obama has referenced FDR's famous quote before: "You've convinced me. Now go out and make me do it." Can you help "make him do it" by hosting an event in front of your local OFA campaign office?
Yes, I can organize an event!
The president has the power to order this investigation today and start the year off right. Emboldened by the energy of the 99% movement, he recently bucked the GOP and Wall Street to appoint Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now we need President Obama to keep fighting to bring Wall Street to justice. 
On January 19—just five days before his State of the Union address—we'll gather to deliver our petitions in front of Obama's campaign offices in all 50 states for "Yes He Can?" events. We'll call on President Obama to stand strong with the 99% and make sure Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, and other Big Banks are held accountable. 
Can you host a "Yes He Can?" event to ask the president to use his power to make Wall Street pay?
Click here to host!
Hosting an event is powerful and easy. You'll get all the materials you need and access to the petitions from MoveOn members for the delivery. If you don't have an office near by, that's OK—just hold the event outside of the nearest Wall Street bank branch—then, mail in the petitions.
Thanks for all you do.
Elena, Robin, Peter, Stefanie, and the rest of the team
Sources:
1. "Home foreclosures jump in third quarter," Reuters, December 21, 2011
(link to MoveOn snipped)
2. "Report: Big Bank Bonuses in 2011," New Bottom Line, accessed January 10, 2012
http://www.newbottomline.com/report_big_bank_bonuses_in_2011
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I remember when MoveOn was  on Osama's side. Now, he's another problem to be dealt with.

Concealed carry bans



Wisconsin law allows private businesses to post "no guns" signs to prohibit legal concealed or open carry on in their buildings.


Do these people ever consider that they are insulting and offending tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents who have proven they are law-abiding by obtaining a CCW license? Tens of thousands of good folks who are exercising their God-given and Constitutionally protected right to self-defense?

I tried to find WAVE's list of banned places at their web site, but the link is gone. Bad publicity?

Dropped off a torn flag at the Beloit VFW hall - and was surprised to see a "no guns" sign on their door. Millions of American veterans died to preserve our rights - and the VFW infringes. There's some irony there.

Who's who on SOPA

http://sopaopera.org/

A list of supporters and opponents.

Never thought I would be on the same side as Nancy Pee-Lousy, but we live in interesting times.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Beloit Municipal Code

If you ever wondered, here it is: http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12549

Lots on stuff in there that is blatantly illegal - such as the prohibition on concealed carry:

15.07 - FIREARMS AND WEAPONS, USE OF .

(1)
CONCEALED WEAPONS. No person except a peace officer shall go armed with a concealed and dangerous weapon within the City. A "dangerous weapon" is any firearm loaded or unloaded, any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or bodily harm, or any other device or instrumentality which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It shall include any knife or bladed instrument having a blade 3 inches or longer.
(2)
SWITCH BLADE KNIVES PROHIBITED. Section 941.24, Wis. Stats., is adopted by reference and made a part of this section except that the penalty for violation thereof shall be as provided in §25.04 of this Municipal Code.
(3)
SALE OF FIREARMS AND WEAPONS TO MINORS FORBIDDEN. No person shall sell any firearm, blackjack, billy, bludgeon, cross-knuckles, knuckles of any metal, bowie knife, dirkknife, dirk dagger or switch blade knife, or loan such items to any minor within the City.
(4)
DISCHARGING FIREARMS. No person shall fire or discharge any firearm or air gun within the City, except a police officer in the lawful discharge of his duty, provided this subsection shall not apply to the target practice of the regular club, or any shooting gallery conducted within the permission of the Police Department.
(5)
BOW AND ARROW. No person shall shoot or discharge any bow and arrow of a type which could cause personal injury or death within the City, provided this section shall not apply to practice or match shoots of regular clubs or other persons upon prior notification of and permission by the Police Department.
(6)
PENALTY. (Cr. #1304; Am. #2778) Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as provided in §15.30 of this Municipal Code, or if no penalty is prescribed by that section, shall be subject to a penalty as provided in §25.04 of this Municipal Code.
Our concealed carry law explicitly allows carrying a knife for self-defense - and there's no limit on size that I have seen, as long as it's not a "switchblade" or similar assisted opening knife.

Or just dumb - like snowball fights are illegal:

15.08 - STONES AND MISSILES, THROWING OF PROHIBITED .

No person shall throw or shoot any object, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile by hand or by other means at any other person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the City. 
How about CB radios? I thought we had the FCC for this, but Beloit evidently thinks they need a special ordinance:

15.125 - CITIZENS BAND RADIOS. (Cr. #2671)

(1)
PURPOSE AND FINDINGS. The City Council of the City Beloit finds that some citizens band radio operators in the City of Beloit have operated their citizens band stations in violation of the rules and regulations published by the Federal Communications Commission in 47 CFR, Part 95, Subpart D. The City Council also finds that the Federal Communications Commission has failed to enforce its rules and regulations relating to the operation of citizens band stations. Therefore, it is necessary for the City of Beloit to enforce the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Beloit. More specifically, the City Council finds that it is necessary to protect its citizens from unsolicited and unwanted invasions of their homes and interference with their home electronic devices caused by irresponsible citizens band station operators.
(2)
DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS:
Antenna means the radiating system (for transmitting, receiving, or both) and the structure holding it up (tower, pole or mast) and everything else attached to the radiating system and the structure.
CB means citizens band.
Citizens band radio service or CB radio service means private, two-way short distance voice communications service for personal or business activities or for voice paging.
Citizens band station or CB station means a radio station transmitting in the CB radio service.
Citizens band transmitter or CB transmitter means:
1.
An apparatus that converts electrical energy received from a source into radio frequency energy capable of being radiated; and
2.
An apparatus authorized by the FCC, pursuant to an application filed after September 9, 1976, for use in the operation of a CB station.
CFR means Code of Federal Regulations.
FCC means Federal Communications Commission.
Radio frequency interference means radio frequency energy which:
1.
Is radiated from a CB station; and
2.
Interferes with the operation of electronic devices located off the premises of the CB station.
(3)
CHANNELS AND FREQUENCIES. No person may operate a CB radio station on any channel or at any frequency other than the channels and frequencies authorized by 47 CFR 95.407 which is adopted herein by reference.
(4)
ANTENNAS:
(a)
Antennas in Fixed Locations. Antennas installed at fixed locations (whether receiving, transmitting, or both) must comply with either of the following:
1.
The highest point must not be more then 20 feet higher than the highest point of the building or tree on which it is mounted; or
2.
The highest point must not be more than 60 feet above the ground.
(b)
Portable Antennas. Antennas mounted on hand-held portable units need not comply with the limitations imposed upon antennas installed at fixed locations.
(5)
FCC APPROVED TRANSMITTERS. No person may use a CB transmitter unless that transmitter has a FCC type-accepted transmitter with a type-acceptance label placed on it by the manufacturer. No person may make internal modifications to a type-accepted CB transmitter. No person shall use a CB transmitter type-accepted pursuant to an application filed with the Federal Communications Commission prior to September 10, 1976. No person may sell a CB transmitter type-accepted pursuant to such application.
(6)
TRANSMITTER POWER OUTPUT. No person shall use a CB station transmitter with a power output exceeding either of the following values:
(a)
AM (A3)—4 watts (carrier power)
(b)
SSB—12 watts (peak envelope power)
(7)
AMPLIFIERS PROHIBITED. No person may attach the following power amplifiers to a type-accepted CB transmitter:
(a)
An external radio frequency power amplifier (sometimes called linears or linear amplifiers); or
(b)
Any other device which, when used with a radio transmitter as a signal source, is capable of amplifying the signal. It shall be presumed that a CB operator used a linear or other external radio frequency power amplifier if:
1.
A linear or other external radio frequency power amplifier is found in the operator's possession or on the premises from which the CB radio station transmits.
2.
There is evidence that the CB station was operated with more power than permitted by subsection (6) of this section.
(8)
RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMMUNICATIONS. The occupants of the premises upon which a CB station is located shall be responsible for all CB communications made from the CB station and for all CB equipment kept on the premises.
(9)
PROHIBITED COMMUNICATIONS. CB station operators shall transmit two-way plain language communications without codes or coded messages. Operating signals such as "ten codes" are not considered codes or coded messages. A CB station operator may transmit two-way plain language communications only to other CB stations, to units of the operator's CB station or to authorized government stations on CB frequencies about:
(a)
Personal or business activities of the operator or members of the operator's immediate family living in the operator's household.
(b)
Emergencies.
(c)
Traveler assistance.
(d)
Civil defense activities in connection with official tasks or drills conducted by, or actual emergencies announced by, the civil defense agency with authority over the area in which the CB station is located.
(e)
No person shall transmit one-way communications except for:
1.
Emergency communications;
2.
Traveler assistance;
3.
Brief tests (radio checks); or
4.
Voice paging.
(f)
No person may use a CB station:
1.
For any activity which is against federal, state or local law.
2.
To transmit obscene, indecent or profane words, language or meanings.
3.
To intentionally interfere with the communications of another CB station.
4.
To advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.
5.
To transmit music, whistling, sound effects or any material to amuse or entertain.
6.
To transmit any sound effect solely to attract attention.
7.
To transmit the word "MAYDAY" or any other international distress signal, except when the CB station is located in a vehicle, the occupants of which are threatened by grave and imminent danger and in need of immediate assistance.
8.
To communicate with, or to attempt to communicate with, any CB station more than 155.3 miles away (250 kilometers).
9.
To advertise a political candidate or political campaign.
10.
To transmit false or deceptive communication.
11.
Transmit communications for live or delayed rebroadcast on a radio or television broadcast station.
(10)
LENGTH OF COMMUNICATIONS. No person may operate a CB station which communicates with another CB station for more than 5 continuous minutes. No person may, at the end of a conversation, transmit again for at least one minute.
(11)
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS. Every CB station operator shall, at all times and on all channels, give priority to emergency communications.
(12)
REMOTE CONTROL PROHIBITED. No person may operate a CB station transmitter by radio remote control. In this section, "remote control" means the operation of a CB transmitter from any place other than the premises on which the CB transmitter is located.
(13)
CONNECTION TO TELEPHONE PROHIBITED. No person shall connect the CB station transmitter to a telephone, except as permitted by 47 CFR §95.420.
(14)
CAUSING INTERFERENCE PROHIBITED. No person shall operate a CB station which causes radio frequency interference with the operation of any electronic device located in the City of Beloit and off the premises of the CB station. If a City of Beloit police officer determines that a CB station is causing interference with the electronic equipment kept on premises adjacent to the CB station, the police officer may do any of the following:
(a)
Order the operator of the CB station and/or the occupant of the premises on which the CB station is located to cease operation of the CB station during specified hours or times.
(b)
Have the CB station equipment inspected by a person certified as technically qualified to perform transmitter maintenance and repair duties in the private land mobile services and fixed services by an organization or committee representative of users in those services.
(15)
INSPECTIONS OF CB STATION EQUIPMENT AND CB STATION RECORDS. A police officer may inspect CB radio station equipment and CB station records whenever the officer has probable cause to believe that a CB station operator, or person in possession of CB radio equipment, has interfered with the operation of electronic equipment of another by means of radio frequency interference. In the event that the operator or person in possession of CB radio equipment refuses to permit inspection of the CB radio equipment or CB station records, the officer may apply to the municipal court for an inspection warrant pursuant to §§66.122 and 66.123, Wis. Stats.
(16)
PENALTIES. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be subject, upon conviction, to a forfeiture of not less than $500 nor more than $10,000 for each violation.
Got to wonder how many $10K fines Beloit has collected since that one got incorporated.