I agree, but I'd rather look forward than go back and revisit the last election.
Now that he's had pretty close to a year, how's that "Hope and Change" thing working our for ya?
You know what I think?
I would give him an A++ on gun sales, otherwise, not so good.
There have been two terrorist attacks on or above American soil since he took office. The news says that the number of attempts that have been thwarted have risen dramatically.
The problem is that perceived weakness is dangerous. It leads to people believing that they can get away with things.
So far, I can't blame them for feeling that way.
Obama responded to the arrest of the Proffesor Gates almost immediately. It took him three days to respond to the underwear bomber and he still hasn't figured out what happened at Fort Hood. At least not enough to call it terrorism, even though it now looks like the undie bomber and Hassan had a cleric in common.
The fun in Bizarro world continues.
Kang's landlord, Arnold Springer, said he saw the whole thing.
"She was screaming, 'No! Don't do that, no!' I shined my light in there and I saw him," said Springer. "He was raping her. And I said, 'Don't do that! Don't do that! Stop that, I'm going to call the police!' and I banged on the glass window with my flashlight. And he didn't stop. He didn't even acknowledge that somebody was there. He just kept on doing it. I looked at my wife and we ran back into the house and called 911."
For the liberals, I know, I know, he "BANGED ON THE GLASS" really, really loudly before he ran off to call 911.. I'm sure you all think that something so HARSH should have stopped the attack. I mean he ASKED the attacker to stop and even told him he was going to call the police.
He yelled "Don't do that" and the predator just ignored him! Why was that?
Simply, the predator instinctively knew that he was no threat and ignored him. OF COURSE HE IGNORED HIM YOU IDIOTS.. HE IS A FUCKING PREDATOR! (that feels better.. sorry for yelling)
Texas or California?
You peeked didn't you?
Of course it was the state of
Texas? I don't think so...
In Texas, the story doesn't start with the guy running away to call 911 now does it? It ENDS with a call to 911 to come and get the body.
So here we are.
The women and her unborn kids are dead and that is horrible and sad beyond words.
But it could be worse. You could be Arnold Springer..
You see, because there are things worth dying for, there are things worse than death.
How about dishonor, cowardice, humiliation and shame to name a few relevant one.
To paraphrase Leonidas in the 300.. I hope Arnold Springer lives forever.
To every man I say this. Look in the mirror and know that you would have gone through that window to kill that attacker or be killed in the process. Resolve right now that if you ever see a woman being raped or a defenseless person being attacked, that you will act WHILE someone else dials 911 for you.
If not, then leave my presence, leave my country, and move to Europe or some other place where eunuchs are welcome.
We have no need for you.
When men that would call themselves members of my tribe see something that "cannot stand" they move to engage regardless of the outcome. It is the difference between a sheepdog and the sheep.
Sheep flee the wolf hoping that their time is not at hand.
Sheep Dogs run towards the wolf, knowing that their time is finally at hand.
Of course not every man is a marital artist and not every sheep dog a young man. It would truly suck to have to go through that window armed with no more than a flashlight. Sometimes it may come to that, but as fortune would have it we have something that makes the smaller man the equal of the larger, the old the equal of the young.
It's called a gun. If you live in California, look it up on Wikipedia under scary things that cops in California have to carry on their hips while they write reports about dead pregnant women.
When this country was founded, free men were expected to have skill at arms and be able to defend the weak and helpless against predators. It was EXPECTED of men.
All men know in their hearts that this is not sexist, it is nature and it is undeniable.
The founders of this country understood that. We seem to have forgotten it.
"As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives [only] moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion to your walks."
-- Thomas Jefferson, writing to his teenaged nephew."
I don't know when we started expecting men to stand buy and call 911 but it was a fell day indeed and I will have none of it.
That is all.
- Bipod and 3x9 scope for the 10/22 that I don't know about and might get. if I've been good :-) 10/22 (CHECK!!) SCOPE (CHECK) BiPod (Not yet)
- Additional 3x9 scope for my M4 (CHECK)
- Cross Draw vest (CHECK)
- Additional belt mounted single .223 mag carriers (blade tech kydex I think)
- Additional .223 30rd PMAGs from MagPul. I bought two to check them out. Now I need a LOT more so my cheezy metal mags are being demoted to training mags. (update I found a source where you can get the gen 1 window pmags for $10 EACH!! in tens...) So I have at least 10 on the way.. more if my wife isn't looking to closely.. (CHECK)
- Ammo.. .45 .223 .22 .380 .303 7.62x39 Good God where does it all go?
- .22 resettable target stands for WW IV games.
- Targets from LE Targets (SBE, Zombie etc.
- 1000 Meter Laser Range finder. Bushnell Scout 1000 (ARC) (CHECK!!)
- SOG Seal Pup Elite Fixed blade knife. Too many knives? Bah.. My rosy red buttocks...
- bolt gun in .308 (M24 :-) )
- new spotting scope, unless I can fix my POS scope
Just noted there is a decidedly gun related theme running so let's talk other hobbies.
- FPV OSDV3 flying setup from range video plus camera for mounting in my Senior Telemaster
- Second wireless guitar for RockBand. WHAT? You think I never play anything but War games?
- Left For Dead 2 (just finished 1) Love killing zombies..
Ever since I started watching MagPul Dynamics Art of the Tactical Carbine I have been lusting after an ambidextrous safety. You say "But Chuck, you are right handed and those are meant for the sinister among us".. (lefties)
Here is the deal. I can get my M4 from safe to fire with a flick of my thumb, most ricky tick, but when it comes to going back to safe I have to change my grip and move my hand to reach the selector with my thumb and pull it back to safe.
This does not meet my standards for high speed low drag operation.
With an additional safety selector switch on the right side of the weapon all I have to do is to sweep my trigger finger (already indexed straight anyway) back and flick the selector.
No change in grip. No change my sight picture. Life is good.
If there is a faster way to switch from safe -> fire -> safe I'd like to see it.
Installation took about 10 minutes with the help of my wife (Doc 6).
She has mad skills when it comes to holding tiny roll pins.
So, even if you are right handed, I highly recommend giving an ambi safety a try on your favorite evil black rifle.
At around $30 bucks, it would make a nice stocking stuffer too.
Three rounds were fired from an M240 machine gun into the town but no injuries or damage were reported, officials said.
The gun, aboard the USS Ramage, a Navy destroyer, is used to defend the ship in close combat.
Navy officials said a crew member was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally discharged."
What is firearm rule #1?
How many rules did they break?
Here is a hint.. They violated ALL of them..
Gun safety rules and mindset:
- Treat firearms as if they are loaded
- Point the muzzle away from non-targets
- Keep fingers off the trigger
- Be sure of your target and of what is beyond it
That is all.
"America is at that awkward stage.
It’s too late to work within the system,
but too early to shoot the bastards."
To further quote her..
Is it time? Morally, yes. Absolutely.
If you do it, and if there’s a heaven, I hope you get a good seat. But if you pot a bureaucrat figuring it’ll light some fire under the cold, dead butts of a complacent nation …
They are not the people working on one, and this looks pretty nice.
CrunchPad video here
Some mention of $300.00 if that is the case then it will be useful for a number of things.
Think, in house browser pad/ super iTouch'ish thing..
Looks like it runs some variant of Linux though.
When the TEA parties started there was a problem with mailing tea bags to our congress critters since it triggered all of the "contaminated/chemical" sensors.
So how about this? Go to Staples or Wall-Mart or wherever and buy a few sheets of pink paper.
Print "Termination Notice" on one side, and on the other list Reasons:
1) Ignoring your oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution
2) Supporting TARP, Cap and Trade and the government takeover of health care.
3) Spending our children into a debt that cannot be repaid without massive government control and taxes.
Note: This is not about parties.
Sign it. Send it.
I'd think that a pile of pink slips just *might* get noticed.
Oh, we could use some reform for sure, but giving the government any bit of this is nuts.
2) Post Office
That is what you get. Pick one and have them run your health care too.
Tea Party Time.
Find one near you or go to DC on 9/12
- George Orwell, Animal Farm, Ch. 5
Of course not.
50 WHITE youths attack a black family on the 4th of July yelling "It's a white world" and the Akron police would classify it a hate crime before reverend Sharpton and Jesse Jackson could get their pants on.
I DO expect both of those folks to show up to lament this sort of racially motivated crime. (not holding my breath)
Actually, I'm willing to entertain bets that neither of the dudes will say squat about this unless someone is actually accused of a hate crime, in which case they will come to their defense because of the "poisoned atmosphere in Dayton" or some other bullshit reason.
This could have ended in tragedy since Ohio has the "castle defense" law on the books.
50 against two, attacking and shoving his daughter to the ground, yelling racial epithets.
That easily qualifies as "In immediate fear for life or grievous bodily harm, to me or my family"
In Ohio that justifies lethal force with a presumption that home owner acted legally. That is, the youths would have to prove that they were invited to the party, prove that they were not told to leave and then prove that they were attacked first.
The police would have to agree that the homeowner broke the law and charge him criminally.
If he is not charged criminally then it is ILLEGAL for him to be charged civilly in Ohio (again under Castle Defense law) so the "next of kin" could not sew civilly either.
Ohio also has no "duty to retreat" so standing his ground is legal.
The real problem with hate crime laws is that the activity is already illegal. If you think the penalty for beating someone isn't harsh enough go ahead and up it, but stop trying to figure out the attackers state of mind.
What you end up with is this situation where the police are reluctant to call it a hate crime because the kids were black.
Everyone knows that's the truth since reversing this colors would make it a hate crime instantly.
Do that in MY neighbor hood and it would make the nightly news.
"Our gunners couldn't fire the weapon," the source recalled. "A notice came up on the display saying 'friendly aircraft.'"
I really hope they paid lots of money for them too..
In essence his argument boiled down to a contention that since he had never felt threatened and didn't frequent dangerous places, he had never felt the need for a gun.
He was not an anti-gunner. Didn't want to take anyone's away.
Heck, he even referred to the AWB as the "So called Assault Weapons Ban" so I didn't have to re-fight the 2nd amendment debate.
Of course I believe that people have every right to live their lives in a disarmed state.
Anyway, the discussion harkened me back to a talk by one Lt. Col. David Grossman that I had to privilege to attend.
You may have heard of him. If not, go read "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" right now. I'll wait.
I've never had a fire at my house. I've never needed a fire extinguisher and have no reason to think that my house is likely to catch on fire.
Like winning the lottery, I know that the odds of my house burning down tonight are vanishingly small. If I thought otherwise, I'd do whatever it takes to make it safe. My family depends on me to do that. On the other hand I know that, somewhere in the US, the odds of someone's house burning tonight is almost 100%.
Now I'm not a professional firefighter and, of course, I'd rather let the fire department deal with a fire. Given half a chance, I'll get my family to safety and dial 911. After all, that's why I pay taxes and they are trained professionals. Only a fool would would risk his life fighting a fire if the pros are available.
But what happens if I'm on my own. What happens if it's up to me to get my family to safety?
People with no fire fighting tools have, by their own choice, more limited options. They may not be able to save themselves or their loved ones and simply have no choice but to rely on the firemen to save them or their loved ones. No doubt the firemen will come as soon as they can, but how many times have you read about people dying in their homes? It happens all too frequently. We see it on the news all the time. We all shake our heads at the tragic event and silently thank God that it wasn't us. All that is left is for the firemen to recover the bodies, fill out the paperwork and put it down to bad luck.
Imagine having to live with that. I can tell you, as a Dad, being the sole survivor would be worse than dying. Being the sole survivor because I believed that I didn't NEED a fire extinguisher would be worse than death.
So I leave you with this