Friday, March 30, 2007

Rosie Buffet of Lunacy

Wow, just wow. She manages to cram more moonbatery in this single clip than I thought possible. The most disgraceful thing is how she alludes to various conspiracy theories and then dances away from them. What a insufferable twit.

HatTip: Insty

Political Hackery Abounds with new Supplemental Spending Bills

I have had one post that dealt with what I call political hackery in the past. You may remember it, Politics and Science Don't Mix. Although that one really falls under a mixture of political and scientific hackery, here is another shining example.

This post will deal with one aspect of the ridiculously disgusting actions of our legislature this week with regards to the supplemental war spending bills they passed. I will most likely write later about other aspects of this travesty. The depravity it takes to sell your vote on the backs of our soldiers, the leftist sickness that induces one to surrender to one's enemies, putting our soldiers lives at risk, giving aid and comfort to our enemies, committing intentional acts of sedition, and so on. Today we look at what hack jobs these bills are. Three things specifically scream of political hackery.

Putting a timeline on withdrawing troops from a war is not the Legislature's job. The Constitution gives specific powers to the POTUS and the legislature. The President controls the operating of the war and Congress controls the purse strings. This bill could very well be ruled un-Constitutional by SCOTUS if it were ever to get that far. That is a big if though, judging on the Court's relative silence on the war powers issue over the years.

At any rate Congress is not supposed to interfere with the action on the ground. If they want to stop a war they can easily do so, by yanking the funding for it. That is precisely what happened with the Vietnam conflict. They managed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, and it appears they are trying to do it again.

The current crop of leftist-defeatists lack the courage of the Vietnam-era traitors. They aren't willing to put their butt on the line by ending the war the way they should. They know that the aftermath would most likely end many of their careers, so they resort to this legislative flatulence to try to force their will on the President and our fighting forces, without putting their eggs in the basket.

Everyone that voted for these bills knows the President is going to veto them and they also know they don't have the votes to override his veto. This is a macabre sideshow. He has promised to do so from the get go. The forced withdrawal is not the legislature's prerogative, as we have already discussed. Bush must veto this. Not vetoing it would weaken the Presidency and upset the balance of power for generations to come. The Congress critters will try to paint the veto in a light that indicates the POTUS is not supporting the troops, because he vetoed their money. This of course will be the definition of political hackery. The media will of course assume their usual role, and many uninformed Americans will swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

Tying political goals to war funding is wrong. It simply should not be done. If you want to try to force an arbitrary date on the President, don't do it as part of a funding bill. This money pays the troops salaries, along with buying them bullets, gear, and upgrading their current gear so they can better do their jobs and stay as safe as possible. Delaying this money for political reasons is a disgrace. I wouldn't have nearly the problem with this surrender date bullshit as I do, if the Democrats were to simply create a new bill with that in it, instead of politicizing the troop's money dishonestly.

Black and Right

Thanks to Chris at Anarchangel for posting this. I had not seen this guy before. Check out this video and if you like it, there are more at Bob Parker's YouTube site. His blog can be found here.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Preach it sister!

In the 20th century, secular humanism crept into American and Western governments, promising openness and tolerance for diverse groups, religions and philosophies, she said.

“What we got was narrow positivism, moral relativism and the totalitarian reign of the radical multiculturalist,” Brown said. “It promised peace. What we got was a process of permanent revolution, tumult, strife and a ceaseless assault upon the foundations of faith, family and civil society. It promised if not the pursuit of truth, at least rationality and acknowledgment of objective reality. What we got was postmodernism.” The battle, in her view, is not political but theological: “Contrary to the prevailing secularist dogma ... a society cannot exist without a fighting faith. Where society has nothing to die for, it has nothing to live for and cannot long survive.”


HatTip: Drudge

Wow. This statement is as on point as it gets. It, in a very concise way, illustrates perfectly what is wrong with the secular progressive's governance model and how it has failed miserably.

I am not a religious person, but I totally get what she is saying and agree with her. Good nomination Dubya.

The sad thing is, she is a direct example of how the leftist's don't practice what the preach. She was a sharecroppers daughter, that went to segregated schools, and worked her way up to the California Supreme Court. The Democrats opposed her nomination for years because she wasn't an atheist zealot I guess, despite her minority status.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Iran hostage video

Here is a video Iran has released of the hostages they kidnapped from Iraqi waters.

This sickens me. Luckily I heard yesterday that American forces have the right to defend themselves in a similar situation, should it come up. The fact they made the female sailor wear a head scarve really pisses me off.

HatTip: Drudge

More info.

SkyNews Story

Apparently they were forces to confess that they were in Iranian waters, while the Brits released info that proves they were not.

HatTip: Jihad Watch

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

It's Official!

Governor Perry signed the "Castle Doctrine" this afternoon!


On a surprising vote my State Representative actually voted for it. What a shocker that one was!

Illegal gun purchase bill signed


RICHMOND -- New York City officials may have a harder time targeting Virginia gun dealers under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Tim Kaine.

Kaine signed House Bill 2653, which restricts "straw sales" of guns such as those some Virginia dealers allegedly made to undercover private investigators hired by New York City. The transactions were cited in lawsuits the city filed last year against gun dealers in Virginia and four other states alleging they sold firearms illegally. City officials have accused the gun dealers of selling weapons that later were used to commit crimes in New York.

The bill, sponsored by Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William County, prohibits anyone but law enforcement officers from trying to make an illegal gun purchase from a firearms dealer. A violation of the law would be a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

This is good news. The second paragraph makes no sense at all unfortunately. The last one explains it fairly well. Virginia doesn't want the City of New York sending down private investigators to trap gun dealers into allegedly selling 'illegal guns', and then suing them out of business.

The 'illegal gun' mantra is a common term used by the gun-grabbers. God knows we don't want no illegal guns around! Of course they fail to mention that illegal gun means pretty much any gun in places like NYC.

For those that don't know the heart of the issue is what is known as a "straw purchase". They are in fact quite illegal. The basic scenario is simple. Thug with a record brings someone else with them to the gun store. Said thug finds a gun he wants and then gets the other person, with a clean record, to fill out the paperwork. This is a judgment call on the gun dealer's part. The form requires the person buying the gun to affirm they are not buying it for someone else. So the criminal in this situation is logically the person lying on the form, and after they turn the gun over to the thug, the thug possessing a weapon even though he is not allowed to. Of course the truth is the gun dealer is held responsible. Makes no sense at all does it?

Gun dealers are however generally very good at sniffing this situation out. I have seen it myself before, and I have seen the potential offenders thrown out of the gun store. The situation is applicable to NYC because some people buy these guns in states like Virginia legally, and then illegally give them to people in the city. Bloomberg and his ilk decide that is the gun dealer's fault, not the criminal that transferred the gun, and sue the gun dealer. The small business owner gun dealers end up folding, because they can't afford the legal fees.

There is a difference between a random gangster getting his old lady to buy a gun for him, and a legal person buying a gun directly from a dealer. The first, as I said can sometimes be seen by the dealer. The latter, and the exact situation Bloomberg is so upset about, is not detectable by the dealer. How is he to know that the person that legally filled out his form, and passed a background check, is going to sell the gun to someone else? The obvious answer is he wouldn't know, and he shouldn't be held responsible.

As I mentioned several dealers have caved to Bloomberg's demands. They either closed up shop or agreed to be monitored by NYC, even though they are in a different state. This is where the federal government has stepped in and said, "No you don't." A federal judge dropped Bloomberg's pending suits because he rightly said that he was acting outside of his jurisdictive parameters. This legislation is a simple reaffirmation of this principle. Virginia is not going to put up with a city outside it's borders hassling it's people and small business owners.

The real goal of people like Bloomberg is to outlaw all guns. They know the country will currently not allow that so they do the next best thing. They tie up manufacturers with bogus court cases, and now they are doing it to the little guy gun dealers as well. Legislation such as this, and the feds putting a stop to it are good signs. These gun-grabbers will be exposed for what they really are. Leftist pigs that would leave us defenseless.

ERA again?


Liberal Democrats in the Senate and House plan to resume "the fight for women's equality" on Tuesday, when they reintroduce the Women's Equality Amendment.

Sens. Ted Kennedy (Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (Calif.) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, both of New York, plan to join Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority, in making the Tuesday afternoon announcement.

This time around, supporters say they hope "women will finally achieve official equality in America." But a conservative group said women's rights activists are "fighting old battles."

You have got to be kidding me. Do we really need to fight this unnecessary and irrelevant battle yet again?

"There is still a great deal of discrimination out there," Maloney argued, citing income disparity between men and women, gender-based "discriminatory clubs" and "gender-based hate crimes."

Discriminatory clubs? Gender-based hate crimes? What the hell is a gender-based hate crime, and when is the last time one happened? If I want to have a male-based social club, then I should be able to. I am not clamoring to bust into the all-female gym anytime soon. The label on this post will be especially fitting.

Castle Doctrine Update

The House and Senate passed the legislation and Governor Perry will sign it today. The rights of Texans to defend themselves is about the only thing Perry has done right lately. Of course as upset as most of his constituents are with his actions lately, not signing this bill might induce a sizeable lynch mob in Austin.

So once the bill goes into effect, Texans will not have to worry about being sued by thug's families after they kill people that decide to break into their house, or carjack them. We also won't have to worry about whether or not we should run from said thugs instead of defending our rights and/or our property.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Castle Doctrine passes the Texas State House


This is great news. Hopefully the house will pass it and the Governor can sign it into law soon. Look out scumbags. Don't mess with Texas indeed.


The Czech President agrees with me. I have heard this guy before, and he is right on.


Iraq insurgents used children in car bombing


This is sick. Chalk up another mark for our enemies savagery. This should prove to all those terrorist appeasement wimps out there that our enemy is fighting for keeps. It won't make the slightest difference to them though unfortunately.

Insurgents in Iraq detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after US soldiers let it through a Baghdad checkpoint over the weekend, a senior US military official said Tuesday.
The vehicle was stopped at the checkpoint but was allowed through when soldiers saw the children in the back, said Major General Michael Barbero of the Pentagon's Joint Staff.

"Children in the back seat lowered suspicion. We let it move through. They parked the vehicle, and the adults ran out and detonated it with the children in the back," Barbero said.

Hat tip: Drudge


Global Warming is the new communism.

I was thinking about the climate change brouhaha going on in the world and this occurred to me. I did a bit of searching this morning, and of course I am not the first to put two and two together to come up with four. It makes perfect sense really.

The entire debate over whether or not man is affecting the climate is usually framed in the typical leftist fashion. If you do not fall in lock step with their theory, you are automatically painted as some kind of religious fanatic, or simply stupid. This of course is par for the course for leftist debate. Just this morning Bob Beckel on Fox and Friends said that Republicans that would be challenging Al Gore today in Congress are 'members of the flat earth society'. Great Bob. Thanks for the insightful remarks on why The Gore is correct.

This debate ender tactic is widely used when leftists 'debate the issues'. They do things like calling you a racist if you want immigration reform, or a homophobe closet queer if you think marriage should be kept between a man and a woman. It is the de facto 'winning tactic' they use. Sure everyone is guilty of ad hominem attacks at times when the get flustered or just plain mad at someone else. They actually think it is a valid argument somehow.

The reason I am illustrating this often used idiocy is quite simple. They have no argument, so they wish to stifle any meaningful debate by just ending it before they have to actually defend their position.

It is important to note that most people, even leftists, that argue for manmade climate change truly believe it. The media has been claiming it as fact for a decade now, so why wouldn't they? Not every person on the 'we are destroying the planet and are going to die' camp is a communist. It has been painted to be true for so long by so many people, that it is accepted in some places like Europe as being a proven fact, similar to the fact that the sky is blue.

The truth is it isn't that clear. In fact the truth is very unclear. We don't know for sure what is causing the planet to warm, and even if it is really warming beyond a tiny fraction that may very well be a naturally occurring deviation. This is why I believe Global Warming is the new communism.

The pushers of Kyoto are mainly socialists. They want to run our lives so we can save the planet. It will be good for the benefit of all they say. You sacrificing your freedom is worth it to save the children. We must stop the evil capitalists from ruining our home planet. Sound familiar? It should. It is the same kind of rhetoric used by the Bolsheviks, and every other communist bastard for the past 100 years. Loose on the facts, and high on the nanny state utopia rhetoric. As all but the completely daft have realized. Communism failed. It was a non-productive system that was doomed from the start. Things like the Kyoto protocol are a back door attempt at controlling the free people's of the world in an attempt to put us all under control of our supposed intellectual superiors.

The larger goal of control over us is what should concern you. What happens when our enlightened overlords seizes our guns, and then decides we don't need that fancy house when a work encampment would be more fair, and better for the environment?

This is why this debate is so important. Many people are tired of hearing about global warming, because they have correctly seen it is the political chicanery it is. People are rightly sick of this. As my previous post illustrates we want to know the scientific truth.

The dishonest assumption being forced upon us, is in my opinion, a much darker specter, than just another random leftist pet project.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Hmm, I don't know how to take this.

I sent an email to my Congressman Michael Burgess concerning HR 1022, the new AWB being proposed in the House, and here is the response I got.

March 20, 2007
Dear Mr. Byrom,

Thank you for contacting me with your opposition to H.R. 1022,
the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of
2007. I appreciate hearing from you on this important matter.

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-New York) introduced
H.R. 1022 on February 13, 2007. This bill would revise the
definition of a 'semiautomatic assault weapon' to include
conversion kits (used for converting a firearm to such a weapon)
and any semiautomatic rifle or pistol that has the ability to accept a
detachable magazine and includes specific characteristics including
a telescoping stock. H.R. 1022 would prohibit the transfer of such
a weapon except through a license dealer or state or local law
enforcement agency. Under this legislation the Attorney General
would establish and maintain a record of the make, model and date
of manufacture for any such weapon that has been used in relation
to a crime.

H.R. 1022 was referred to the House Judiciary Committee for
further review. While I am not a member of the House Judiciary
Committee, you may be assured I will keep your views in mind
should H.R. 1022 be brought before the full House for a vote.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate
having the opportunity to represent you in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Please feel free to visit my website
( or contact me with any future concerns.

Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Member of Congress

Not exactly the rejection of violating my RKBA I was hoping for. I has asked him his position on gun control and never got an answer. This is worrisome obviously. I still don't know where he stands on the issue. It was nice to get a response of some kind though.

Edit: This is a bit encouraging. I wonder why GOA dinged him so bad, while the NRA did not.

Gun Issues
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2006 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all Congressional candidates in 2006, the National Rifle Association assigned Representative Burgess a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2006 In 2006 National Rifle Association-Endorsements endorsed Representative Burgess.

2005 Representative Burgess supported the interests of the Gun Owners of America 75 percent in 2005.

2004 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all Congressional candidates in 2004, the National Rifle Association assigned Representative Burgess a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2003-2004 Representative Burgess supported the interests of the Gun Owners of America 70 percent in 2003-2004.

2003 Representative Burgess supported the interests of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 0 percent in 2003.

2003 Representative Burgess supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 0 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House).

2003 Representative Burgess supported the interests of the Gun Owners of America 70 percent in 2003.

2002 Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all Congressional candidates in 2002, the National Rifle Association assigned Representative Burgess a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

Gun Ratings

Here today, banned tomorrow - Opinions

Here today, banned tomorrow - Opinions

This is a nice piece by one college junior who gets it! It is nice to see that at least some of our young people aren't brainwashed gun grabbers. Thanks for the real common sense Daniel

Politics and Science Don't Mix


This is the story of the man that cried wolf, and was then made to look stupid. James Hansen is the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He proclaimed earlier this year that the White House was muzzling him because of his views on global warming.

On the surface this seems plausible, as the White House is not a huge believer that the climate is changing because of our activities. Unfortunately for Hansen, he has been allowed to give 1,400 interviews. That kind of makes his complaint look a bit stupid. It also turns out he has repeatedly violated NASA procedure with regard to interviews.

Mr.. Hansen was a consultant on Al Gore's documentary which has been highly criticized as inaccurate and even been called 'a work of fiction' by other scientists. Throw in the fact that Hansen has contributed thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns and things start to look a bit fishy. He just happened to receive a huge grant from the Heinz foundation after donating to Kerry's campaign.

Add in some comments about how this country is turning Nazi or Soviet, and you have your typical left wing moonbat nonsense coming out. This screams of political and scientific hackery, and this brings me to the real point of this post.

Global warming, or climate change, or whatever you want to call it is being politicized in a horrible way. It has turned into a religion for many people. There is no way for the average citizen of the planet to get honest reporting of scientific fact. There is to much of a vested interest in proving we are destroying the planet. The non-biased scientific community is being shouted down by the zealots on both sides of the argument.

I am not saying Mr. Hansen is proclaiming the evil's of global warming solely based on his political views, but it sure seems that may play a large role in his decision making.

Monday, March 19, 2007

New side banner

You will notice a new side banner that proclaims 'I stand with Israel'. I do stand with Israel, and thought this nice banner would show that. The blogger who graciously created and hosts it can be found by clicking the banner.

There is a scripture listed as well. While I have no problem with this whatsoever, my reasons for supporting Israel are a little different. I am not saying the creator of the banner agrees or disagrees with my reasoning, just that I am not supporting Israel for religious views or purposes. The significance of the Holy Land to most of the large religions around the world is obvious. In fact many who are not religious have 'felt something' in varying degrees from being there, especially at places like the Temple Mount.

My support comes from a political/what is right view. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. They have been fighting the terrorists for years for their very survival. The tiny country has been our ally along the way, and we as good people have supported her right to exist.

The Israelis no doubt, as Jews, are probably the most maligned group of people in history. From the days of captivity in Egypt, to the Holocaust, and unfortunately even today, the Jewish peoples of the world have been slaughtered and discriminated against at every turn.

Lawn work!

Well we spent the weekend working on the lawn. We ended up with 20 bags of leaves after bagging them up all day Sunday! A lot of that included grass sucked up by the mower, while The Boy, was mowing up the leaves. This was only the front yard!

We also cleaned out a bed that had a couple of nasty Buford Holly bushes. They were not doing well, and had apparently been just surviving for years. The Better Half chopped down the bushes and was able to fairly easily remove the root balls. She hates Bufords apparently. We ended up planting a bunch of hostas, and caladiums in the space, and mulched it with some new black mulch. It actually looked really cool. The only problem is going to be keeping the stupid leaves out of it!

It was a nice bit of work, got the yard mowed and ready to start growing for the season, and got a lot of cleanup done. Hopefully next weekend will be the back yard. It should be a bit easier, than the front.

We still have a few leaves falling so, we will probably have to do the cleanup routine again, but it won't be nearly the hassle it was this time.

Friday, March 16, 2007


Well not really, but I promise this is one of the most bizarro stories I have ever seen. It is just...well, insane.

Castration ring’s key figures gain freedom

Yes, you read the title of the story correctly. Castration ring leaders. WTF is this about? WTH is a castration ring? Let's dive into this gold-mine of depravity. It is like a train wreck. You know you don't want to see this, but now you just have to look. If you don't you won't know what you are missing. It isn't much, but hey it is Friday.

WAYNESVILLE — The six men castrated in a sadomasochistic dungeon fashioned from an enclosed carport all told prosecutors they saw no need for criminal charges.
Even a judge Thursday said calling the men victims might be a stretch, though what happened was certainly a crime.

“I think this is a type of perversion that cannot be tolerated by society,” Superior Court Judge Dennis Winner said in sentencing three men who performed the castrations.

Alright, so we actually have six men that had their jewels cutoff in a dungeon made out of a carport. I don't know whether to laugh or shit my pants in fear on that one. I like the judge's observation. Yeah we probably can do without this asshatedness in society. Good call your Honor.

Richard Peter “Master Rick” Sciara and his partner of 20 years, Michael Mendez, both pleaded guilty to felony castration without malice and felony maiming without malice. The man Sciara and Mendez called their slave, Danny Carroll Reeves, also pleaded guilty to the charges.

Prosecutors said the crimes happened in 2004 and 2005 at house in a quiet neighborhood near Waynesville. In a search of the Peace Mountain Road home, investigators said they found evidence including a scrotum and a testicle kept in a freezer.

Wow this is getting better and better. The guy doing the cutting is a gay S&M weirdo named Master Rick. That is just to much. His partner and 'slave' got in trouble too. I bet the walls in that house wish they could be burned down from the things they have seen. There is nothing quite like old gay S&M guys chopping off other people's nuts to make you throw up in your mouth a little bit.

This guy apparently served as a corpsmen in Vietnam and retired from the VA. Good on him. He is still a nut though unfortunately.

He said at least two of the men who visited the home were interested in extreme body modification.

They wanted Sciara to amputate their legs above the knees and had already each cut a finger off with garden shears to show their love for one another.

Sciara would not perform the amputation, he said.

Hey, you have got draw the line somewhere.

The other men who had the procedures complained of testicular pain.

They included a computer programmer, a truck driver and an Army Reserve soldier, Patton said.

Some of the men had fake testicles called “nuteciles” implanted, and one had his penis removed entirely. Another man had the head of his penis cut off.

Fucking ouch man! Nuteciles is just funny as hell. Why in the hell would a dude get his head cut off. At that point, cut the rest off, and make me a fake vagina or something. What good is the headless horseman gonna be now?

“(Sciara) felt like the medical system was not addressing the needs of this not-small group who had these needs, whether they were imagined or just emotional,” Patton said, likening the operations to abortions and breast enhancements.

Yeah OK. I think Master Rick made need a few years in the VA psych ward himself.

Anyway, like I said I think this is probably the weirdest story I have seen yet. As Don King would elucidate, Only in America!

HT: Drudge

Socialist media darlings

This is an interesting piece by the AP. It tells us that Fidel is going to be able to run for 'reelection'. I am sure it will be a hard fought race full of debates, weighing of the issues by the people, and conscientious voting. If you were to read this article without knowing any better, this might sound plausible.

That of course assumes that you forget that Castro is a despotic dictator. It isn't that hard to win elections when you lock up and/or murder those that are opposed to you in the least bit. On balance, Fidel is no Stalin, he is kind of a mini-Stalin. What better way to help the people than to kill or imprison those that don't embrace your communist utopian charade?

Barbara Wawas on the other hand has an interview coming up with none other than Fidel's protégé Hugo Chavez. Comrade Chavez according to her is a sweet and charming guy. He has however hung out with none other than our first black President Bill Clinton. This should alleviate our fears that he is a communist despot in training. Pay no attention with his man love for Castro, or his smiling poses with Iran's President, who wants to chop our heads off, and slaughter all the Jews. He is the new Ghandi!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Allah al Akbar!

Chalk up another victory for the religion of peace!

Hang Him High!

Yes friends the Islamic street in Indonesia is clamoring for the hanging of the editor of Playboy in that bastion of peace-loving tolerant Muslims. What did he do? Nothing at all! The magazine had no nudity in it, and apparently was less racy than many other rags for sale in the country. He was convicted of violating the 'moral norm'. Maybe Larry Flynt needs to drag his old crusty ass over to Indonesia for a bit. Wait, that's right. They have no freedom of speech.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sharia Targetia? Inshallah!

What in the hell is going on?

Sharia at the local Target Store

At the Target store on E. Lake Street, a cashier wearing a hijab looked uncomfortable when I showed up at the cash register with a frozen pepperoni pizza. She immediately called for help, and another employee rang up the pizza and placed it in the basket.
I asked her if it was because she was Muslim, and she nodded her head. "I can't even touch it," she said.

The E. Lake store has only has a few aisles of food. How do Muslim workers adapt in Super Targets where there are full-fledged grocery sections? And is anyone other than this caller bothered by this? Are there some Muslim workers at Target who feel they have to suppress their beliefs to avoid conflicts?

You have got to be kidding me! These people are trying to take over our country and force us to bend to their religious wills. This is just one of a myriad of stories. Another recent one involved Imams telling the followers it is OK to evade income tax because it is against Islam to pay them. Let's not forget the cabbies that refused to give rides to Americans carrying booze they brought back with them from their vacations. This is the domestic Jihad. It is a slowly creeping chimera, that will take us over if we do not stop it sooner rather than later. All one has to do is look at France where whole sections of town are no-go zones for the police because of the Muslims that inhabit them. The awesome part is, the housing is provided by the government!


Day 2

Day 2 of the mourning is in progress. It is a little easier, but not much. I looked at the Springfield Armory site, and saw a picture of poor, stolen Sheila. It brought a tear to my eye. Hopefully one of her sisters will grace me with her presence in a few months.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

This Sucks!

My beloved XD-45 has been taken from me. I loved this gun, and I probably will never see it again. Hopefully whoever stole it will be stupid enough to pawn it, so it can be recovered and the thief can be jailed. If not, I have lost a $550 pistol, that shot great, and that I was becoming accustomed to shooting well. They took away my self defense weapon, leaving me defenseless. I have had to re-commission the POS Century Arms 1911 for that duty now. What a shame. Such a downgrade.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Fishin' Fever!

I got it bad. Having not been able to fish in the last year, the bass are calling my name. About a month ago I removed all the line from my rods and cleaned them all up. All the reels seem to be in great shape, so they are good to go.

A few weeks ago we retrieved our boat from it's desolate Purgatory of our friend's driveway. The poor thing hasn't been in the water in a year. Yesterday we pulled her out of the garage and put some fuel treatment in the tank with the old gas that is in there. I put some air in the tires and took her for a spin to mix the gas. Thankfully she started right up. So that is another hopefully good to go item. I also plugged in our trolling motor battery. Hopefully it is still good and will take a charge.

All my tackle looks to be in excellent shape. None of the soft plastics melted over the summer, and all the compartments managed to stay dry. Everything is just how I last left it.

The next thing to do is re-register the boat and trailer. Then we should be fairly good to go. Hopefully the boat will run as expected once we get it on the lake. Oh yeah, I get to give the BRA $50 so I can have the privilege of launching my boat at our private boat ramp, and use our private dock. Somehow this new sticker fee is supposed to draw more people to the lake(Possum Kingdom Lake). Yeah, OK!

The fish are apparently back at PK. The FIL has fished a couple of tournaments in recent months down there, and did real well the first time. He said there are lots of small fish to catch, which is fine with me. We plan on getting out to the lake house hopefully every other weekend this summer. I will probably end up leaving the boat up there all summer.

I plan to get the kids into some sand bassin' for sure. The sandies are the most plentiful fish around at PK, so it shouldn't be to hard to find some birds working or something. If all else fails I had good luck trolling for them last year at Grapevine and Richland Chambers. It was pretty fun actually, just tool along until you feel one on the line and reel them in.

May be able to get into some catfish some too. I plan on spending a lot of time on this lake, so I can learn it better.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Oh Glorius Day

A federal court has ruled the D.C. gun ban unconstitutional!


In a 2-1 decision, the judges held that the activities protected by the Second Amendment "are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued intermittent enrollment in the militia."

This is great news for the RKBA! I will have an in-depth look at the decision this weekend, and will look at were it goes from here with regards to SCOTUS and such.

HT: Drudge

Forget Newt

As much as we share in our beliefs, he can not be the nominee. Not that he has a chance anyway necessarily. Lots of conservatives were looking to him for relief from the crew of RINOs. The party of family values does not need to nominate a philanderer however. That is one of the multitude of reasons Rudy should not get the nomination. We conservatives need to let our voices be known to these sham RINOs and immoral perverts. "This is not good enough!" This should be our mantra. We our looking for our political leader. The standards should be set high. We are looking for the man to lead us into the next phase of the GWOT, and to lead us away from the crazy socialists. We are looking for our new Commander in Chief we can be proud of, and that our Armed Forces can be proud to serve under.

That is right. We don't want a closet liberal that is 'electable'. We want a REAL conservative Republican. While Newt certainly is a conservative and I agree with him on many, many issues, I can not in good conscious support him anymore.

I am not a perfect man. Many mistakes have been made in the past. I will never cheat on my wife however. Sure many people do it, and hopefully the majority of them can reconcile with their wives, themselves, and their God. It isn't equivalent to killing babies, or torturing puppies to be sure, but it is still wrong. I have overlooked Newt's wife cheating ways for a while now.

I came to a realization this morning that I can not overlook it anymore. There must be honor. If we can not risk it all for our beliefs we are no better than the moral relativist leftists. I am sick of playing the game. I don't want to compromise for someone we think can win anymore. Why should we sell our souls? Just so we can beat the Democrats? Don't get me wrong, I will pull the handle for Rudy if he is the nominee. I won't like it, but it will happen. It will also continue to push the GOP in the wrong direction.

Are we to be the conservative party of Canada now? Must we continue to serve our PC taskmasters in the media? Will we continue to be hypocrites by preaching our beliefs, and electing people that don't follow them? No damn it NO! How can we claim to want to preserve marriage, while at the same time electing people that have no reverence for the institution at all. How can someone be a family values man, and break the most important value?

So there you have it. Newt is off my list. So pray tell who should we support you ask? At the moment I am leaning towards Duncan Hunter. He seems to be a great guy. A real conservative. He built the border fence in San Diego, is against gay marriage, pro-life, a fiscal conservative, and most importantly a staunch supporter of the RKBA. He supports national concealed carry, and would veto any renewals of the Clinton Gun Ban. There will be more info about Hunter here in the near future.

Thursday, March 8, 2007


Moron Burns Genitals

Man how stupid can you be? This braintrust let his buddy douse his goods with lighter fluid and light it on fire after watching Jackass. What a Jackass!

More on BHO

Obama supports banning all semi-automatic guns. That is right, all of them no matter what they are. At least he is honest, unlike most of the gun grabbing libtards.

This would of course be a severe assault on our beloved RKBA, and must never be allowed to happen. Let's just think about some of the guns that would include. No more semiauto shotguns. Yep, kiss your $2000 Benelli dove gun goodbye. Better melt down that evil 10/22 rifle you got when you were 10 as well. Let's not forget that Mark I/II/III target .22 pistol you have had for 20 years. Sure you have sent thousands of rounds down the tube at defenseless soda cans, so you must now give it up. Think about the children. It just doesn't get much more Draconian than this. The only thing worse than a ban of this scope would be an outright gun ban. That of course would initiate a complete revolt from much of the populace, so they won't do it.

The gun grabbers will say these guns have no 'sporting purpose'. That of course is complete bullshit. The 'sporting purpose' canard is a tired tactic. The RKBA has nothing to do with sports or hunting. It was meant to insure that citizens could defend the country if need be, defend themselves from bad guys, and defend themselves from the aggression of a overzealous government.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Obama is a total gun grabber

Not that this comes as a shock to anyone, but Obama is a complete gun grabbing wussie leftist. Check out this ridiculous quote.

I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturer's lobby. But I also believe that when a gangbanger shoots indiscriminately into a crowd because he feels someone disrespected him, we have a problem of morality. Not only do we need to punish that man for his crime, but we need to acknowledge that there's a hole in his heart, one that government programs alone may not be able to repair.

Boy this is the definition of big nanny government leftist. There are so many things wrong with this statement. It is a case study in leftard thought really.

First of all, you black folks are to stupid to own guns. Isn't that what he is saying when he proclaims that we should keep guns out of our inner cities? Talk about racism. This takes the cake, and unfortunately is typical of the attitude of leftists towards minorities. Just sit back and let us take care of you.

In the same sentence he breaks out the evil 'gun manufacturers lobby' mantra. This is of course is also known as the NRA. The NRA is funded by its members. The members are citizens that don't want their rights trampled by leftist legislators. Gun manufacturing is not that big of a business any more. They sure as hell aren't big enough to wield this demonic power over the people that the lefties claim they do.

The rest of the statement makes me want to poke my eyes out when I read it. The poor gangbanger has a hole in his heart. Boo-fucking-hoo. Of course we can just take some money from the rich white folks and create some benevolent government programs to take care of him. You have got to be kidding me. This guy is a classic socialist. Big government will cure all your ills. Just sit at home in the ghetto and wait for the help to show up in your mailbox!

Paging Senator McCarthy. We need you to start up your committee again. We got Reds running for President!

A victory for the RKBA!

Fed's Shoot Down Mike's Gun Suit

The federal government will not file criminal charges against any of the 15 out-of-state gun dealers accused by Mayor Bloomberg in a federal lawsuit of selling guns illegally, the Daily News has learned.
In a stern rebuke to the city's high-profile crusade against illegal guns, the feds warned the Bloomberg administration that it could face "potential legal liabilities" if it continues to conduct sting operations that fall within the jurisdiction of federal agents.

Bloomberg announced the filing of a federal lawsuit last May against 15 gun dealers, who he lambasted as the "worst of the worst." The city later filed a similar lawsuit against another 12 dealers.

This is great news. Mikey Bloomberg, the epitomy of a RINO and a complete gun grabbing commie, has been handed a defeat. This all started with Rudy by the way. Yes it in fact does piss off the feds when a city tries to run 'sting operations' outside of their state. Big shocker there.

The fact that the BATFE has no interest in pursuing these cases indicates just how lame their evidence is. The ATF does not give up the opportunity to trap gun dealers and force them out of business and/or into prison if they can. The evidence didn't reach even their weak standards. For the unfamiliar the BATFE(Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Enforcement) is a Gestapo-like organization who continually makes up the rules as they go. They lie in wait at gun stores and shows posing as customers to catch the unsuspecting gun dealer in any infringement of 'the law'. The fact that we have to fill out forms and get background checks is bad enough. The BATFE makes it a nightmare for gun dealers. Even the smallest error on a form will incur very stiff penalties. They have used this tactic to put people out of business several times. Wal Mart has said this is one of the reasons most of their stores are no longer selling guns.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Should I abandon the venerable 5.56?

We were watching Futureweapons last night and I saw something rather interesting. This is a great show. Of course not a lot of the stuff is actually futuristic, and the host kind of makes me giggle with some of the stuff he says. It is good entertainment nonetheless. Last night they were showing the difference between the 5.56x45 and the 7.62x39. These of course are the two rounds used by the M-16/M4 and the SKS/AKM. The basic thesis was the 5.56 is very accurate and fast, while the 7.62 is slower and less accurate. His conclusion was the 5.56 doesn't have the knockdown power needed by our soldiers and Marines. The AK round has the knockdown power at shorter ranges, but struggles with accuracy at longer ranges. As everyone has heard before, shot placement is the most important factor when you are trying to kill a deer OR a human. There is something to be said for hitting something real hard though. More energy hitting your target is always a good thing. The 5.56 doesn't have the punch. It was thought, when the round was made standard, that it's high speed created devastating wounds. That turned out not to really be true. It has killed many, many people, but it is not all that hard hitting. Terrorists fight until they are no longer breathing quite often. You need a round to put them down.

The conventional wisdom has been to step up to the 7.62x51 when you need more firepower. It is an awesome round. No doubt. It has killed lots of Nazis and Chicoms to be sure. It is a knockout punch. It is also has a large casing and is heavy. This limits the amount of ammo the common soldier can carry due to weight and bulk.

The 6.8 Remington SPC was brought up in the show as the perfect solution. It combines knockdown power with high velocity and accuracy. It shoots as flat as the 7.62x51! The round it fits the AR-15. All you need is a 6.8 upper, and slightly different magazines. That is a huge benefit to me and of course our military. You can load 15 rounds in a 5.56 20 rounder and 25 rounds in a 5.56 30 rounder apparently. The round has lower chamber pressure than the 5.56. It apparently is a big enough round to take out medium size game easily according to some of the hunting crowd. The round was derived from using the old .30 Remington case, and necking it down. It uses a .270 bullet. The .270 is a very popular hunting round. Not as popular as it should be perhaps. We Americans tend to think anything less the 30 caliber won't get the job done.

Brass and bullets are available, though quite spendy. Of course what ammo is not expensive as hell right now? I paid $118 for 500 rounds of Wolf .223 this past weekend. That is a $25 price jump in the last month.

I will not be 'switching' to this round for a couple reasons. First I have two 5.56 rifles. They are accurate, ammo is relatively cheap, and available. I am confident any bad guy I have to deal with will be dispatched fairly well with either rifle. The other main reason I won't switch is the US Armed Forces have not switched. I believe it to be a good idea to use the same round they do for emergency situations. The .223/5.56 is the most available round in the country, and will continue to be so for some time.

At the same time, I do plan to build up a rifle using this round. It is a neat round, and I think I will use it to fill the intermediate slot in my arsenal of black rifle goodness. It will make a good lead weapon if the FreeFor ever needs to be put into action.

Here is a pic of the 6.8 Bushy upper. Sure would look good on top of mine! Actually it would look even better on top of another lower! :)

For some history behind the round check out Chris Byrne's excellent article over at Anarchangel.

Friday, March 2, 2007


If you look at the newly added label section to the right, I have started to group my posts by categories. There will be a lot of categories I am sure at some point. These will be revised as the blog grows, but one that will not be removed is preparedness. I consider it my duty as the head of my household, and hopefully my Kimmie's future husband, to be prepared to defend my family if the need arises. It is the quintessential function of the head male, in my opinion, to provide for and insure the well-being of those God has put under my care.

I am not some mall ninja badass. I am also not a conspiracy theorist. I just want to be able to defend and nourish me and mine. There are a number of emergency situations that can come up that will require action of some type to be taken on my part. Some are more likely than others. These range from natural disaster ala Katrina, to civil unrest, to total societal breakdown, to my Constitution being destroyed by my government. So I may appear to be a bit nutty at times with some of my preparedness posts. I am not. I am a very logical, reasonable person. Our lives are not going to be adversely effected by being prepared. I don't live in fear, and I don't hope that something bad happens. I just want to be able to say to my maker when the time comes that I did my best to perform my duties as a man.

This is not some misogynistic, chest-puffing thing. Nothing can be further from the truth really. I don't see women as inferior weak creatures. I plan to fully prepare the women in my life to be able to defend themselves and our family if need be.


I have decided to get into metallic cartridge reloading ASAP. This is the science and art of manufacturing one's own ammunition from purchased and/or collected components. There are many reasons one may want to do this. Here are a few of them.

  • Ammunition Cost - Ammunition has gotten fairly expensive over the last several years. This is do to a few factors. The raw materials (copper, lead, nickel, etc.) have shot up in price due to increased energy costs and global industrialization. Copper for example has more than doubled in cost in the last couple of years. It is used to gild jacketed bullets, and is a primary component in brass, which is used to manufacture ammunition cases. We have all heard of the dregs that go around stealing copper out of new houses so they can buy crack. They aren't doing it because the stuff is cheap.

    The GWOT(Global War on Terror) has caused ammo to skyrocket as well. I see two causes for this. Military ammo demand, and people's fear over the state of the world. The military, thanks to forward thinkers like President Bush I and Bill Clinton, can not make enough bullets on their own for Iraq and Afghanistan. As shocking as this may be to some, there is now only one federal armory that makes regular bullets. They are and have been at full production for some time. Companies like Federal are taking up the slack. They are making ammo for our fighting men to use. There have also been rumors that we have had to purchase ammo from Israel. That is a whole other topic!

    At any rate the war production takes away from civilian production. There are shortages of affordable military caliber ammunition as a result. Additionally cheap mil-surp ammo from all over the world is drying up at the same time. This results in newer production ammo being all that is available to the civilian market. The costs of materials, energy, war, and no surplus ammo has resulted in the cost doubling in many cases.

    Reloading your own ammunition can save you money. Especially when you are looking at buying commercial grade ammunition. Let's look at how prices have changed. A few years ago you could get 1,000 rounds of surplus .223, .308, 7.62x39, and other common military calibers for $80-100. Now all that is really available cheaply is ammo like steel cased, Russian made Wolf. It is dirty ammo, is not reloadable due to the steel case, and is not nearly as high in quality as some of the various old surplus rounds. It also costs about $180 for 1,000 rounds. Lake City modern .223 surplus on the other hand is going for upwards of $300 per 1,000. That is very expensive. Regular civillian production ammo is in the same price range. As you can see, ammunition price is a big factor. If you can reduce that cost by say 50% you can shoot twice as much!

    Reloading may not be worth the effort if all you are looking for is cost savings. After all, you can just shoot cheapo Wolf to save some money. Cost is not nearly the only benefit to handloading.

  • Customization - There are many different types of ammo on the market for most popular calibers. Most have several different kinds of bullets and bullet weights to choose from when they go down the ammo isle at their local sporting goods store. This is a good thing. The varied bullet types and weights allow people to decide which one is appropriate for their purpose. The target shooter is not going to go with the same bullet type as the big game hunter. Most people don't use practice ammo in their handguns for self defense purposes. Hunters can choose a different type of bullet based on the toughness of the hide of their quarry for example.

    This, as I said is a good thing. Reloading makes it much, much better. You can manufacture ammo that is not only cheaper in some cases, but much more accurate than factory loads. Sure there are some great 'match' factory loads out there, but they are not cheap at all. Reloading allows the individual to customize his load for not only his purpose, but his specific gun. That is, the reloader can custom tune his load for his individual firearm.

    This brings up cost again sort of. You can spend a little more on your bullets, and other components and get a very superior piece of ammunition to any factory load for the same price. Sometimes in reloading you may not 'save' any money, but you will get more for the money you spend.

  • Sense of Accomplishment - I don't have first hand knowledge of this. At least not in the handloading arena. I have however crafted things with my hands before, and was pleased with the results. The thought of perfecting a round for one of my rifles, learning the rifle, and putting it together for accuracy appeals to me.

  • Stockpiling - I plan to stockpile several 1,000 rounds of a few different calibers, and I believe a lot of these rounds will be handloads. I don't want to trust Wolf crap for SHTF/This is my ammo supply forever duty. I also don't want to go broke buying inferior civilian ammo.

  • Practice / Plinking Ammo - Back to saving money. Actually saving the wrist as well. It is possible to load .45 ACP(and other rounds) very cheaply using cast lead bullets. These bullets are cheap and you can use less powder too. You basically can make your own cowboy action loads. They have hardly any recoil, are more accurate than factory ammo, and are cheap as hell to boot.

I am sure there are other reasons to reload I have not gotten into. The fun of it as a hobby is a big one for lots of guys. It is relatively cheap to get into as well. I plan to start with an inexpensive single stage press. Once I get the process down I may invest in more production oriented equipment.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Say it ain't so Rudy!

Rudy sueing gun manufacturers


I know Rudy is a liberal at heart. I could deal with his gay marriage, and abortion views, but not such unhinged gun grabbing nonsense. He keeps saying it is a states right to control guns, and not a federal thing. I want to know whether he would veto federal gun control legislation or not!