Yet another permit holder saves the day

Yet another permit holder saves the day and her sisters life at a WalMart.


Be careful out there.   I think we are going to see a lot of strong arm robbery attempts this holiday season.

Give a loved one a concealed carry permit class for Christmas.

Carry on.

Acorn: Cockroach Squashing Edition..

So Fox news reports that Acorn was behind and supporting the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

We all KNOW that Fox lies, so no problem right?

"ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests"

So WHY would they be shredding documents? They should be PROUD to be community organizers right?


That's why they scramble when the lights come on..

The State Of the Race

We have inspirational candidates, we have candidates with ideas and we have candidates who project competence-- but we don't have all three in the same man or woman, and so we're left having to pick and choose between the negatives....

While Obama is assembling a campaign built around class warfare, there is no serious challenge  coming from his opponents which means the left is achieving its mission of creating an Anti-Tea Party to take back the debate. The victories of 2010 rewarded the insurgent party. Now Obama's people are determined to present him as the insurgent fighting against a GOP congress and big business. It's a narrative tailored to peel away enough independents and conservative Democrats to score a win and it may work.
There's been a little too much complacency after the victories of the midterm election and the weak numbers for the White House have convinced some politicians that they're fighting over a carcass. They're not. 
Obama's original victory was implausible, it took extensive work, planning and money. The idea that it can't happen again should be buried deep right now. It happened once. It can happen again if we let it. The other side is not going to play by any rules, it is not going to run a conventional campaign, it will pull every dirty trick it can think of and change the game as many times as it takes to win.
OWS should be a wake up call that this election will not be a cakewalk. The failures of the coffee party and every alternative to the Tea Party created a dangerous complacency. Now the mobs are abroad and the game is being changed... and this is just the first phase of what will be the ugliest campaign ever fought...
The perception that we will win because people dislike Obama should be put to rest now. That may help us, but it will not win it for us. All that the other side has to do is convince the public to dislike our candidate even more. We will only win if we deserve to win by making this an election of ideas, not a smirking contest. Only when there is a clear dividing line drawn down the middle and when the left is hit on the consequences of its policies over and over again, while the alternative is made clear will we win.
Read it all.   Pass it around.


The moral choice.

A blog I frequent had this quote.

People just don't like to see others carrying loaded guns around in public places.
My first temptation is to say "So What?" but I think it goes deeper than that.   WHY is it that people don't like to see fellow citizens carrying firearms in public?

Is it a fear that the person will do something irresponsible?   Is it the thought that a public venue is so safe that being armed is utterly unnecessary?

Perhaps it is neither, but their own realization that they are utterly defenseless and dependent on others for their safety, and would rather remain in denial.    Seeing a fellow citizen, armed is an obvious reminder that life carries risk.    Perhaps it causes them to question their willingness and ability to protect their own lives and their loved ones.


Anyway, the blogger points out that we are always saying that carrying in public is justified by saying that an armed citizen could save the day and, on the other hand, us saying that the unarmed and unwilling are on their own.

She sees a contradiction or a dishonesty, so let me clarify the way I see it.

What we have is the CHOICE.  While it is possible that we would try and help.  It is also possible that we would leave the person to their fate.   I carry to protect my family and my life.   That is the end of my *responsibility*.  Period.  I have no OBLIGATION to step in.

To the people that decide to remain unarmed I say this;

If you choose to be defenseless then you are depending on the intervention of someone else should you need them.   NONE of those people, including the police, have a legal obligation to come to your aid.  Odds are very high that a Policeman will NOT be there when you need them.  Why?  Because criminals are smart enough to wait until there are no police around to break the law.

So what are you left with?  

Either you are willing to take care of yourself or you depend on the mercy of someone else, starting with the criminal, spreading out to the surrounding people and finally waiting on emergency response.  Each step adds additional time and risk.

Psych 101 will teach you about a principle called "the diffusion of responsibility"   That is one of the reasons that people stand around and watch a woman being beaten to death and do not step in.   None of them feel it is their responsibility to respond.  Some of us train to break that habit, but the vast majority do not.

Bottom line.  If you think you can *depend* on anyone else to save you in a bad situation, you are kidding yourself.   If you think the police can arrive in time to thwart the evil intent of a criminal, same thing.

You are in effect saying "If something bad happens today, someone, somehow, is obligated to save me and will do so."

When you tell us to not carry in public, you are in effect asking us to join you in depending on someone else for rescue.

We don't work that way.  We don't think that way.  We would never ask someone to put their life on the line to save us, because we weren't willing to save ourselves.

We see that as an IMMORAL request so the answer will always be "no thanks"

Courthouse Arrests May Have Terror Link

"Courthouse Arrests May Have Terror Link"  "MAY?!"    Let's go over this.

"Inside the van, officials say they found "photographs of infrastructure" including photos of shopping malls, water systems, courthouses and other public buildings which they say were taken in cities nationwide."


Broke into a court house by crawling through a window in the middle of the night to get a "better view"  Mmm Kay...   Check..

There is a military intelligence convention underway at the city's Convention Center a couple of blocks away..   (TOTALLY coincidentally I the  Convention Center is in view of the 4th floor of the court house..)


So, either  they were looking for a falafel vendor and got confused or they were the lead recon team for a number of cells planning nation wide attacks on infrastructure..

I'm thinking they had the late night munchies for falafel and figured a court house was just the place to go.

MAY?...   jeeze...

Until we start calling a spade a spade and take their actions at face value, we are just "between" attacks and sooner or later one is going to slip through.

This "PC" BS is going to get people killed.

Lack of Common Sense 1

Talking about this horrible event.

Police: Revenge may be motive in toddler shooting

Japete said.

"In addition, her mother was injured as was another pregnant woman. Guns are dangerous."

So I asked this..

Japete, it isn't the guns fault when a man, set on revenge because his PREVIOUS assault was thwarted by a "Good Samaritan" comes back to finish the job. As usual, the Police were no where to be found until it was time to fill out the paper work. How about the previous assault? Any point in commenting that the MAN was dangerous?
"police believe that a man living at the house saw the gunman assaulting another woman Monday and got involved, allowing the unidentified woman to escape"
So a good guy, came to her aid. But she didn't leave? Didn't call the police? Didn't even get a restraining order. 
The outcome is a predictable snow in winter and it really is not about guns being dangerous.
Would it have been different had the pregnant mom and been armed? We don't get to know. It could hardly be worse.
What I'd love to hear is what your side would do differently and how your ideas would have changed the outcome for this woman and child, given the realities of guns in society.
We all clearly know that you think that guns are dangerous. 
Let's grant that for a second and ask. So, what ideas do you have that would have kept that woman alive?

and this was the answer..

We could close the private seller loophole at gun shows to shut off some of the illegal guns that get into the market. We could fund the ATF better so they can monitor bad apple gun dealers who fail to report lost and stolen guns or knowingly sell to straw purchasers. We can do a better job of educating people about safe storage of guns so they don't get stolen. We can have a society where guns are not worshiped and carried everywhere people go so that the status quo would be like it is in other countries which have strict gun laws and many fewer gun deaths. We can but we won't because of the gun lobby and people like you who refuse to allow for the fact that some gun laws do work but we haven't tried them out yet because of strong resistance.

So here we are again..

You answered with the usual talking points.

I could do that too, but I was trying to take this in a different direction.   We've already gone over the usual talking points from my side, from your side..  I don't think there is anything new to be discovered there.

"We could close the private seller loophole at gun shows to shut off some of the illegal guns that get into the market."

Did he get THIS gun from private seller at a gun show?

"We could fund the ATF better so they can monitor bad apple gun dealers who fail to report lost and stolen guns or knowingly sell to straw purchasers"

Was this a lost  gun from a dealer or a straw purchase?

"We can do a better job of educating people about safe storage of guns so they don't get stolen."

Did he get the gun because it was not stored properly or did he steal it?

" We can have a society where guns are not worshiped and carried everywhere people go so that the status quo would be like it is in other countries which have strict gun laws and many fewer gun deaths. "

Perhaps, when men stop committing violence against women and the strong no longer attack the weak we can talk, but it hasn't happened in last 3000 years so I'm not holding my breath.

There is a gangster/thug worship that pervades the culture.    There is a sense that getting caught is the bad thing, not being good in the first place.  Look at the flash mobs.  Sooner or later that will turn deadly.  While I agree that our society has a problem, it goes both ways.   Just look at how quickly the rule of law breaks down when a storm hits or others start rioting.

It says something about our culture for sure, but that doesn't change reality.

 The reality on the ground is that we DO live in a society awash in guns.   We live in a society that has violent aspects to it, gangs and drugs and rapes and looting.  That's not changing any time soon and closing a "gun show loophole"  will do nothing measurable to prevent these sort of killings.

Bad people can and do murder each other and the innocent every single day.  You point it out all the time on your blog.

This incident was one of those times.   It was a BAD guy, that did this (twice) and was not stopped until someone was dead.

Actually, he is wasn't even STOPPED he is still ON THE LOOSE.   All the police can do is to ASK for him to turn himself in and promise to catch him if he doesn't.   What do you think a man that has no trouble killing kids is going to do?  Walk into the police station?  I don't.

I won't be the least bit surprised if he takes someone hostage, kills someone else or a policeman, before he is really "stopped"

That is reality.

This fact is not lost on the abiding people that have millions of guns that are never used to harm anyone.   They are never going to agree to give them up or give up the right to self defense with a tool equal in power to what the bad guys have and this includes having that tool on their person, more and more frequently.  Not now.  Not EVER.  That's why the CCW laws are sweeping the nation.  Why Castle Doctrine is passing everywhere and why even permit less carry has it's fans.

 I said once before.  An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity and even though you point out when the unarmed prevail, that's not the way I'd bet.

What I asked was how the laws you support changing would have saved THIS child's life and prevented the women from being harmed.

What I want to know is, how you square all these bad people doing bad things on a regular basis with the idea of the average person should willingly disarm.  Sure guns can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong person but they can also STOP a much larger attacker intent on evil for the very same reason in the hands of the law abiding.

I didn't see a SINGLE posting (I don't think EVER) where you show the police stopping a bad guy before he started shooting.   They always arrive after the harm has started and you lament another mass killing.

I don't like it, but that is simply not going to change by giving the ATF more money because it's human nature that is the problem.

I imagine that the people you reach with your message are, on average, educated, law abiding people.   Those are the people you are trying to convince to not own guns.    The bad guys are not reading your blog, and would not take your advice anyway.

So, given the realities of the country we live in RIGHT NOW..   The only people that you will convince to disarm themselves are the one's that  didn't intend to harm anyone anyway.

That's why I asked, how your ideas would actually have saved THAT kid.  Not in the abstract, but in the reality of our country as it is.

I think our side readily admits that having a gun might not change a thing.   Might not be used and, In fact, on occasion, might make things worse.     But a little girl is dead, and I'm having a hard time imaging how it gets worse.

You clearly stated what your side wants.  What I fail to see is how any of those changes make a MEASURABLE bit of difference in the reality of life in America.

Quote Of The Day: Health Care Edition

An oldie but a goodie from The Donald.

We are going to be gifted with a Health Care plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we do not, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he does not understand it, passed by a Congress that did not read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a Treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security & Medicare, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke!! What the hell could possibly go wrong? -- Donald Trump

Dealing with gun violence. Close your eyes, click you heels three times and say you wish you were in Kansas.

So I am on the anti-gun blog.. and MikeB302000 says. "Phony balonies. First they give us all that macho wanna-be tough-guy talk then make lengthy excuses for the guy who decides not to save the day.

 The fact that sticks in their craw is that a gun is very unlikely to help and much more likely to be MISused in some way. That makes them guilty of having made a bad decision in the first place, and nobody likes to admit that.

 Upon further examination it's clear their wrong decision about guns was fear-driven. This is doubly embarrassing. Poor gun-rights advocates."

 SOoooo Here is my reply that will likely not get past Joan's moderator button...

 Actually it seems to be the mindset of half the country. They consistently refuse to do anything to prepare themselves for the bad things that can happen in life. Not just self defense, but basic natural disasters (think Katrina or Irene), then they are utterly shocked when the government isn't there to make it all better until days or weeks after the fact (or 10 or 20 minutes in the case of needing the police)

 They almost always say words to the effect of "We don't need to have [whatever] since [the Police,Fire, FEMA, SWAT, etc..] will surely save us when we need them" "Oh, and by the way, "YOU" are not qualified to do their job. So you shouldn't be ALLOWED to be in a better situation than US"
 Kind of an odd class envy, since they imagine themselves in the "enlightened class" and us the neanderthals. Clinging bitterly.. Well, you know the drill..

 To make matters worse, they deride anyone that takes an opposing view as paranoid, cowboy wanna be, or looking for trouble.    That is UNLESS they NEED them, then they EXPECT help from the people they spend the rest of their time vociferously opposing.

 They say.. "What you had a GUN and DIDN'T HELP ME?!"
The answer should be "You mean the gun you don't even want me to HAVE?"

 That is why it is so shocking to them when they hear us say. "Hold on.. We are NOT the police. We are NOT going to save you. YOU should have been better prepared, cause buddy YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN" They spend their whole lives denying that they could ever "be on their own" They are torn when they see that shootings happen.

 On one hand, it CAN'T happen without the Police responding immediately and saving them BUT even they see the reality of what happened "that time" so either it is an anomaly or, more likely, it is SOMEONE ELSE's fault. Must be all those folks that COULD carry, but weren't around or didn't come running to their aid. No way, the people involved should have been prepared to defend themselves. That's the police's job. That's DOGMA.

 So they are left with this. "Well if you are not there to save ME when I need you, then you don't NEED a gun either." The assumed entitlement of that mind set should be stunning to anyone that's read "the grasshopper and the ant" but whatever..

 It's a mind set of people that believe that anytime they have a NEED especially in an emergency, someone else has an OBLIGATION to fill that need. They don't have emergency supplies in their cars because AAA is always there. They don't have more than a couple days food in their homes because the stores are open 24/7 They don't own a gun because the NEVER go anywhere they would need one. Like an IHOP I guess. If they lost power and water for more than three days because a tornado took out the local power lines and hit the grocery store, they would be forced to abandon their lives and seek a government shelter. They are three days from living like the folks on the news with Katrina but will deny it all day long because this time it will somehow be "different" and anyway, it CAN'T HAPPEN TO THEM.

 The kicker is that it REALLY bothers them that other people not only disagree, but take concrete steps to not NEED the government at any level, because it makes them face the fact that in a BAD situation they are simply unprepared to do anything but wait for someone (anyone) ELSE to come to the rescue and if it comes to repelling gun violence. Well.. Forget about it. (better yet.. just deny it..) After all in I am preparing for something that CAN'T happen, then I must either be crazy or THEY must be wrong. They have infallible leftist DOGMA on their side, therefore.. I must be crazy and need to be restrained.

 This thinking permeates their side from the basics of survival all the way to their thoughts on the role of government.

 Since we live in a more or less civilized culture, the odds of any one person encountering violence or disaster are pretty low but they absolutely hate you to point out the inconsistency.

 Joan, you often point out that we live in a country that has "The MOST gun deaths, of any country not at war" How do you square that with telling people that THEY don't need someway to protect themselves from GUN violence? You tell people, they don't need guns in a society that you are just as quick to point out, has a MASSIVE gun violence problem.

 I assume the people you come in contact with are not usually violent criminals, so you are talking almost 100% to potential victims, not people that would initiate a crime. You are telling them. "Guns are bad. Guns are dangerous. So you should willingly disarm yourself because the risk of owning a gun outweighs the benefit and nothing BAD can happen. Just stay away from IHOPs, Coffee shops  and Colleges, and you will be fine."

 I know you believe that. I know you mean well.

 Just don't take us to task because we say "Yes we carry, but we are not responsible for you.
 Your safety is YOUR responsibility in ALL situations, at ALL times.
 Not just ones that involve guns but in every aspect of your life.

 Is it so wrong to tell you to prepare accordingly or be prepared to accept the consequences of your decisions?

"And where were all those folks with their concealed guns to help out this poor woman?"

Sometimes a post has something that just stops me in my tracks, it's so breath taking.

In the linked post, the blogger (anti-gun blog) points out some stupid gun things.
One of the links is to a woman shot and killed in an elementary school parking lot.

So fare I'm with her, then she asked this..

"And where were all those folks with their concealed guns to help out this poor woman?"

This was my answer.. we will see if it gets posted there..


I have a different take on this shooting. I am not going to try and find some nit picking detail to disagree with I'm going to ask you a much, much harder question, but first, let me answer your question.

"And where were all those folks with their concealed guns to help out this poor woman?"

The answer is; Right where the anti-gun folks put them, that is, somewhere ELSE or DISARMED.

You *should* be asking where were all those police to help the poor woman, and prevent her husband from taking the first shot. You should be ticked off that the Police didn't prevent this to start with.

Anyway, why in the world would you EXPECT a permit holder to step in instead of calling the police.

Like you always say. Even if he did intervene, "bad" things could happen and there is no guarantee that he wouldn't make things worse. Perhaps an errant shot would have flown towards the school or an innocent bystander. I remember in your other posts you expect perfection from permit holders in that situation.

Better to call the police and wait for them to arrive than risk it is the action I believe you advocate.

Unarmed people, dialing 911 and waiting?

Isn't that precisely what happened? Yes, the woman was killed, but no civilians, no permit holders, used guns.

In any case, you have also been outspoken about anyone carrying a gun into a school area on this blog.

In one post pointing out the guy arrested for leaving a gun (locked) in his car.

So,should a nearby permit holder have VIOLATED the laws you support by bringing a gun into a school zone? He would have to be on the parking lot of a school *with* a gun to make a difference.

Would you want him to break the laws that you advocate?

Of course, by those same rules, even if this woman had been a permit holder and even if everyone in the school had been permit holders, ALL of those guns would have been locked away in their cars or at home.

WE don't think that is a good idea, but VPC, Brady and your posts indicate that you all do so is it not fair to ask you to explain how your way is better? How it made a difference?

It's as predictable as rain that a bad guy with a gun would choose to go THERE first.

What does he know for sure?
1) She will be there to get her daughter at a predictable time.
2) There is NO ONE there that also has a gun. No one to stop him.

You think a restraining order would have stopped him?
That the GUN FREE ZONE sign would stop him?

In Time?

These are the rules you support, yet you ask why WE didn't intervene?

What did you EXPECT would happen under your rules? Surely not this.

This is exactly what WE predicted and predict.

If we had OUR way she would have been armed and trained and *might* have stood a chance. There are no degrees of dead. How could it have been worse for her?

The hard question.

Perhaps instead of asking where all of the permit holders are, you should be asking VPC they feel any responsibility for the death of this woman?

Everyone was following the rules that the VPC and Brady and Baldur and you support. Except the bad guy and he was breaking ALL those laws, like they always do.

Like they ALWAYS will.

Why I'm not a "Conservative"

Any Rand said it best.

"Objectivists are not “conservatives.” We are radicals for capitalism; we are fighting for that philosophical base which capitalism did not have and without which it was doomed to perish . . .

Politics is based on three other philosophical disciplines: metaphysics, epistemology and ethics—on a theory of man’s nature and of man’s relationship to existence. It is only on such a base that one can formulate a consistent political theory and achieve it in practice. When, however, men attempt to rush into politics without such a base, the result is that embarrassing conglomeration of impotence, futility, inconsistency and superficiality which is loosely designated today as “conservatism.” . . .

Today’s culture is dominated by the philosophy of mysticism (irrationalism)—altruism—collectivism, the base from which only statism can be derived; the statists (of any brand: communist, fascist or welfare) are merely cashing in on it—while the “conservatives” are scurrying to ride on the enemy’s premises and, somehow, to achieve political freedom by stealth. It can’t be done."

If I thought he could win, Ron Paul would be closer to what we should have than any other politician.


Let not young souls be smothered out before
They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride.
It is the world's one crime its babes grow dull,
Its poor are ox-like, limp and leaden-eyed.
Not that they starve, but starve so dreamlessly,
Not that they sow, but that they seldom reap,
Not that they serve, but have no gods to serve,
Not that they die, but that they die like sheep.
-- Vachel Lindsay The Leaden-eyed

Gun Safety.

Have you ever noticed the implicit contradiction about anti-gun people?

The anti-gun people simultaneously don't want people, especially children, to see, hear touch or learn about guns but they expect them to know how to handle them safely when they, inevitably, come in contact with one

Is it not illogical to fight against education and then lament the problems caused by ignorance? That, seemingly, obvious fact seems to either be lost on them or a solution that can only be arrived at by government regulation rather than simple education.

When my children were in school I offered gun safety training to the other parents, especially the anti-gun people. My argument to them was, and is, this. No matter your stance on gun ownership and control, there is a high likelihood that you or your children are going to be come in contact with a gun at some point in your lives. It is better to be educated about the rules of safe gun handling, even if you never INTEND to be around them, than to remain ignorant. It is absolutely possible to teach gun safety without advocating gun ownership. We teach our children countless safety tips. If I say "stop drop and roll" you know what I'm talking about. Why not teach "don't touch, leave and tell an adult" the same way?

The anti gun folks argue for "common sense" Does not common sense start with an acceptance of reality?

Like it or not, we are a country where personal gun ownership is a protected right that millions of people exercise. That is not going to change in our lifetimes. How many lives could be saved if we accepted that fact and taught the basics of safe gun handling to everyone from an early age?

Self Defense and Women

I was at a website the other day that proposed that women take self defense courses as an alternative to being armed and linked to a nice page of some woman with a pile of trophies in this or that martial art. She had all kinds of "what to do if" instructions on her site and I'm sure she means well.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for self defense training, especially for women, but depending on your training to overcome a 6'2" 225lb man that just "graduated" from the Attica school for boys, and lettered in weight lifting, is not going to play out like the movies. 95+% of the time a large man attacking a smaller woman wins. Sadly, it's really that simple.

I sorry if this is scary but this is what really happens..

If he closes to contact distance, you are dead. Whatever happens from then on is HIS choice, not yours. He can go from standing still to being in contact with you from more than 21 feet away, in less than 1.5 seconds (see Tueller Drill). You do not get to say "hold on" I need to get into my crane stance. Unless you were already on guard, you won't see it coming.

The first sign that you are being attacked might be the fist hitting your face and, unless you have taken a punch to the face before, most people are just too stunned to do anything but fall down and cover. When you are on the ground and unarmed the fight is already over. You lose.

Bad guys, don't know that they are not supposed to attack in gangs and they don't know that head, knee and groin blows are forbidden. Nor do they know that it's not ok to use a gun, a baseball bat, or a knife and attack from behind. They are not fair, they are predators. Watch any NatGeo special to understand how they work. They hunt in packs. They single out the one they perceive of as weak and wait for a moment of inattention to attack.

It is NOT RANDOM to them. Only you. They've been hunting all night for the right prey.

I have women in my life that I would die for without a second thought. (though that is NOT plan A)

You can be sure I want them to have every possible advantage when I'm not there to protect them and be ready to help ME when I am. I don't want them or me in a fair fight. Ever. I want them to have overwhelming force at their command regardless of the size and number of people they face.

In my opinion going to a martial art makes sense when you have run out of bullets, knives, batons, rocks, pepper spray, and still haven't be able to run away.

Who knows, your crane stance might cause him to die laughing.

From Space Shuttles to Trains.

Obama has said that he would like to concentrate on high speed trains.

I've been reflecting on the last flight of the shuttle and have decided that this is a great metaphor for the entire Obama administration.

When Obama took office we had a Space Shuttle and plans to go to Mars.
Now they hope to convince the taxpayers that we have enough money to afford trains.

They are the people that have taken us from Space Shuttles to Trains.

Good Going Democrats.

For their next trick, they are going to take us from a 1st world nation to a 3rd world nation.


I need to remind myself when I think of someone going "Obama Money!!" that not everyone on the planet thinks that that he has free money...

This woman ROCKS. She Kicks Ass and takes names.. Except I should know better than to use profanity in her presence.

This was SUPPOSED to be another "Obama Money" moment.. (The "activist" was actually a right wing guy, trying to get ATMs banned as a joke..)

This is the outtake.


WOW. I need a new Grandma. I wonder if she is adopting?

Don't Cheat

Rabid Beavers Bite Folks in NE Philly

Just say'in


After Rapture, Piece of Mind Service

Since I will not likely be joining any of you headed 'up there' I will be happy to attend to your worldly possessions if you will sign them over to me.

I will also care for pets, but that will require a small fee, paid up front.

I specialize in caring for NFA firearms, fast cars and bad women. And will give applicants needing help with those items priority, those I realize that those possessing such items will likely stay here with me anyway.

Tell me you don't miss Ronaldus Magnus

Even the CDC understands the threat!


You're what's for dinner!

May is Zombie Awareness Month

Does this sound the least bit familiar?

The statesman who should attempt to direct people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.

Sowell, Thomas (2007). A Conflict of Visions: Idealogical Origins of Political Struggles (p. 46). Quoting Adam Smith.

Add A Conflict of Visions to your reading list.

In Indiana, No Right to Resist Unlawful Police Entry at Home, Court Says

Sometimes, I think we get have all 'come to the same place' sometimes I think there is time yet.

Y'all got on this boat for different reasons, but y'all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave.

First Principles

So I've been having this running debate on an anti-gun blog and it occurred to me that the debate is totally NOT about guns. It's truly about first principles. We will never agree on the meaning of 'common sense' so the idea of us agreeing on anything is likely impossible.

At the national level we are all left with the uneasy feeling that there is no real difference between the parties. Likely because there isn't. It's better at the local levels and as the tea party folks infiltrate and gain control of the levers of power we have SOME hope of fiscal changes. The problem is that fiscal responsibility is just the tip of the 'personal' responsibility iceberg and, as a nation, we are life times away from being ready for people to be personally responsible in the way the founders intended again.

On the Smallest Majority site he quoted a former blogger that went by the moniker "ironbear" I wish I had said these words because it so totally defines the conflict between the 'left' and the 'right' and WHY they act like horse's asses when they are confronted with someone that disagrees with them.

Iron Bear wrote these words before the rise of the Tea Party, but they are prescient in terms of the left's reaction to them.

He said.
It would be a mistake to paint the conflict exclusively in terms of "cultural war," or Democrats vs Republicans, or even Left vs Right. Neither Democrats/Leftists or Republicans shy away from statism... the arguments there are merely over degree of statism, uses to which statism will be put - and over who'll hold the reins. It's the thought that they may not be left in a position to hold the reins that drives the Democrat-Left stark raving.

Stark Raving indeed.

So this brings us to Thomas Sowell. Perhaps the greatest living mind capable of exact social commentary on this conflict of visions.

Again, from the Smallest Majority..

On "knowledge and reason," Sowell writes:

In the constrained vision, any individual's own knowledge alone is grossly inadequate for social decision-making, and often even for his own personal decisions. A complex society and its progress are therefore possible only because of numerous social arrangements which transmit and coordinate knowledge from a tremendous range of contemporaries, as well as from the even more vast numbers of those from generations past. Knowledge as conceived in the constrained vision is predominately experience -- transmitted socially in largely inarticulate forms, from prices which indicate costs, scarcities, and preference, to traditions which evolve from the day-to-day experiences of millions in each generation, winnowing out in Darwinian competition what works from what does not work.

And the unconstrained vision?

The unconstrained vision had no such limited view of human knowledge or its application through reason. It was the eighteenth-century exemplars of the unconstrained vision who created "the age of reason," as expressed in the title of Thomas Paine's famous book of that era. Reason was as paramount in their vision as experience was in the constrained vision.

Given the ability of a "cultivated mind" to apply reason directly to the facts at hand, there was no necessity to defer to the unarticulated systemic processes of the constrained vision, as expressed in the collective wisdom derived from the past.

Implicit in the unconstrained vision is a profound inequality between the conclusions of "persons of narrow views" and those with "cultivated" minds. From this it follows that progress includes raising the level of the former to that of the latter.

So we are forever branded as the "persons of narrow views" as thus will always be the targets of those who think that we can be educated into thinking "correctly"

The problem is that when "education" doesn't go as fast or achieve the desired thinking, we end up being the butt of jokes and ridicule, as if our message can be blunted by that.

Perhaps they are right. The John Stewarts of the world provide the majority of the "news" to the young college aged people and they very deftly use comedy to make fun of "persons of narrow views"

By the way. Don't try "reason" they don't work that way. All they will understand in the end is the word "NO".

My youngest daughter once had a tee shirt that said "You're not the boss of me!"

Sooner or later we will be forced to show them that "Oh, yes I am" and begin the long climb back, and I fear the "how" that happens, or we will simply fade away and our country will languish until the barbarians come to put it out of it's misery and the great experiment in freedom will be over.

Obama: I won't release bin Laden death photos

And in other news from the "Most Transparent Administration in History"

nothing changed. go back to sleep.


I guess I need to go outside and do that Palestinian la la la uulating thing.

To EVERY service man and woman. You have my heart felt gratitude for what you do.

It took a while.


Got Em'

The Radicalness of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

You never think of her as a radical.

OTOH, She is by today's standards.

Earth Day.

Listen the Charlton Heston read the foreword of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park

Liked at the title.

Gun Free Zone = Victim Zone

- Black male, 19 – 24 years of age
- 6’ to 6’4” tall, and skinny build with broad shoulders
- Wearing dark pants and sweatshirt, possibly a hoodie

On April 17, 2011, a female student reported to police that at approximately 4 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, April 16, 2011, she was approached by a male suspect, described above, as she was walking southbound in the parking lot behind Christ the King church. The suspect, who approached her from the opposite direction, brandished a large knife and forced her to turn around and walk over to a small outbuilding, where he raped her. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction and the victim suffered no additional injuries in the assault. Athens City police are investigating the incident.

This is MY town.. It was someone's daughter.. Could have been MY daughter..
and yet they say the campus is safer if you are disarmed..

Evil, evil Idiots.

TSA security looks at people who complain about ... TSA security

You would REALLY be better off keeping your mouth shut.
Wouldn't it be a shame if we took your little girl aside and groped her?
You wouldn't want to be arrested for refusing let us look at you naked right?
How's your "junk'

Just "get used to it"

I don't have any pithy commentary on this.

They are doing what that do because we allow them to do it. We get all the government we ask for.

Good and Hard..

Ban Assault "Clips"

The Brady campaign consists of sick, low life liars that exploit tragedy to further their mindless and evil cause. They stoop to having people shoot at little girl silhouette targets.

The tragedies in Tucson, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and Columbine showed us first hand the deadly consequences of assault clips. These assault clips have one purpose and one purpose only – to kill a lot of people in a short amount of time.

So.. Fort Hood happened because of "Assault Clips"? Odd, I'm pretty sure it was a MUSLIM TERRORIST yelling "Alu Ackbar" and using multiple firearms. He carried a standard capacity FN 5.7 and a REVOLVER (High capacity revolver... LOL )

Virginia Tech.. You mean the one where the crazy guy shot up the school.

The Virginia Tech shooter had two pistols, a .22 and a 9mm. The largest magazine he carried held 15 rounds, the rest 10 rounds. (He did have 19 magazines.)

Columbine... Dylan had a Tec-9 and a sawed off shotgun, Eric had a 10 shot carbine and a sawed off shotgun. The Tec-9 he used did have one 52, one 32, and one 28 round magazine.

None of these would have been prevented or likely even changed by the size of the Mag being carried.

VA Tech proves that you can make up for capacity with quantity.

Of course the real goal is to leave you totally defenseless and they will whine and lie until you give in.

UN Ignores Its Own Data to Promote Gun Ban

Pajamas Media has an interesting piece up here..

I "love: this part.

Self-defence is a widely recognized, yet legally proscribed, exception to the universal duty to respect the right to life of others. Self-defence is a basis for exemption from criminal responsibility that can be raised by any State agent or non-State actor. Self-defence is sometimes designated as a “right.” There is inadequate legal support for such an interpretation. Self-defence is more properly characterized as a means of protecting the right to life and, as such, a basis for avoiding responsibility for violating the rights of another.

"Self-defence is sometimes designated as a “right.” There is inadequate legal support for such an interpretation."


There is also inadequate legal support to justify these oxygen thieves from continuing to steal valuable air from humans.

I understand that Blue Helmets look really nice as flower pots and the extra holes help them drain.


So as part of my prepping I purchased 1000 rounds of 9mm from LuckyGunner and I wanted to remark on shipping.

It was impossibly fast. The FedEx guy must own them a favor.

I ordered on Nov 12.
Ship date: Nov 12, 2010
Delivery date: Nov 13, 2010 1:58 PM

Not even 24 hours!

So now it's time to up my stock of .45 ACP because that is the "other" group standard caliber.

You get one guess who gets my order. Hint: You need to guess LuckyGunner.com

Awesome service.

Speaking of prepping, you might want to check out The Survivalist Blog. It's a great source of prepping information and a veritable warehouse of information.

More WTF?

So. Homeland Security operation offered illicit "sex tourism" trips on a "trap" website.

DHS is tracking sex predators.
NASA's primary objective to boost the self-esteem of Muslims.
Holder won't prosecute black people.
The NEA is paying artists to produce propaganda.
The IRS is in charge of monitoring people's health care.
Congress can't balance a budget but needs to look into drug use in sports.

Is there any government agency that's actually doing what it's supposed to do?

I shudder to think what the FEMA is doing these days.


Let me get this right.

Obama, the UN, everyone and their dog are calling for a U.S. / N.A.T.O. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gaddafi.


But when we brought down Saddam Hussein, the United States the world accused us of aggression, deception, arrogance and imperialism.

Dudes! WTF?

GM sells just 281 Chevy Volts in February

The Green Auto Blog reports.

"Peruse Chevrolet's February sales release, and you'll notice one number that's blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company's detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn't something that GM wants to highlight, apparently. Keeping the number quiet is a bit understandable, since it's lower than the 321 that Chevy sold in January.

Nissan doesn't have anything to brag about here, either (and it didn't avoiding any mention of the Leaf sales in its press release). Why? Well, back in January, the company sold 87 Leafs. In February? Just 67. Where does that leave us? Well, here's the big scorecard for all sales of these vehicles thus far:

* Volt: 928
* Leaf: 173"

Read More..

I'm shocked too.

Totally shocked that 928 people with enough money to by a $40,000 Chevy Volt are also such morons. Must be Obama Money.

Who says that anything isn't possible in America?

Anatomy of a Bitch Slap

"“I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.

“Furthermore, I’m sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers who come to work every day in Wisconsin.

“I’m sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn’t acting like the union bosses in saying one thing and doing another.”"

Oh snap.. Indeed.

Hello Captain Obvious..

"Consumer Reports: GM's Volt 'doesn't really make a lot of sense'"

Ya think? Damn I wish I didn't own stock in GM..

"The magazine has put about 2,500 miles on its Volt. It paid $48,700, including a $5,000 markup by a Chevy dealer.

Champion noted the Volt is about twice as expensive as a Prius."

$48,700 FREAKING DOLLARS?!! Is that Zimbabwe dollars? Cause otherwise this turkey makes no sense at all.

So to recap..

If you are a moron and have 50 grand around the house you too can buy a car that can go 25-27 miles in the winter then recharge for 5 hours.

Actually no self respecting moron would buy one.

Did I mention they want 50 GRAND for this POS?

Oh.. You don't get to be warm either.

"You have seat heaters, which keep your body warm, but your feet get cold and your hands get cold,"


I think it should come with a portrait of Obama, on the dash like like the NY cabs with the maharishi on them. That way you can pray to your moron, man child, god, for a frick'in tow truck to come get you in the winter..


Let's call it the Chevy Dolt..

Cause that's the only people that will be driving them.

Of course GM is "too big to fail" so I guess the government will bend me over and take a few more bucks when this giant turkey get added to the dictionary besides the Edsel as an "EPIC FAIL"

Symbolism lost on liberals: New York politicians want “sexist” statue removed

"I hate the Media" has a brilliant observation up about N.Y. Liberals wanting to sell this statue because it is "sexist"

The New York Daily News observes;

"The statue, crafted more than 100 years ago, is supposed to depict civic virtue, triumphant over the twin sirens of vice and corruption"

Prompting "I Hate The Media" to remark.
" No wonder the liberals are hate this statue. It symbolizes triumph over corruption and they see that as a personal attack."

Amen brother.  Oh wait.  Is that sexist?

Pawlenty, laugher..

“I’m not one who questions the existence of the president’s birth certificate,” Pawlenty said.

The former Minnesota governor and possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate used that line as a set-up, though, to a larger jab at Obama.

“But when you listen to his policies, don’t you at least wonder what planet he’s from? On what planet do they create jobs by taxing the daylight out of people trying to grow jobs? On what planet do they try to reduce the deficit by spending even more? On what planet do they make healthcare better by putting bureaucrats in charge?” he said, according to prepared remarks."

What Planet?

Two Words.

"Red Planet"

But I'm a hater.

Word For Today: Screwed Cubed

Obama is about to present a 3.73 trillion dollar budget.

CBO estimates that we will have 2.6 trillion in revenue this year so we are going to spend about 1.2 trillion dollars more than we have and add it to the 14 trillion dollars we are in debt.

So here is the thought for today.

If the government could create a surplus of $1 billion EACH DAY it would take 45 years to pay off the debt. 

We are so screwed that they are going to have to invent another word for it.   

Screwed cubed  has a nice ring to it.   screwed

Once again Europe slinks towards the Dark Ages

"All over Europe the elites are acting as the protectors of an ideology that has been bent on destroying us for fourteen centuries. An ideology that has sprung from the desert and that can produce only deserts because it does not give people freedom. The Islamic Mozart, the Islamic Gerard Reve [a Dutch author], the Islamic Bill Gates; they do not exist because without freedom there is no creativity. The ideology of Islam is especially noted for killing and oppression and can only produce societies that are backward and impoverished. Surprisingly, the elites do not want to hear any criticism of this ideology."

Read it all...

Why Obama is JUST LIKE Reagan.

So let me get this right.

Ronald Reagan once said that 'Government is not the solution to our problems it is the SOURCE of our problems.'

Barry Suharto: a person of dubious faith, with a missing birth certificate and sealed college records, a man that spent 20 deaf years listening to a preacher ask God to damn our nation while palling around with people that were self admitted bombers, goes on an international apology tour to the nations that tacitly supported the sort of religious fanaticism that led a bunch of terrorists to attack us.

This man agreed to not deploy a missile shield that might protect us or our ally Israel from attack, at the request of Russia, for NOTHING in return while demanding that Israel negotiate with a group of terrorists that do not recognize their right to exist and have have sworn their destruction.  Somehow he also found time to return a bust of Winston Churchill to England that was loaned to us as a token of the UK's support after 9/11 and give the Queen of England DVDs that she can't play.

Next he proceeded to spend so much money that even the Chinese started being reluctant to buy our bonds, on such dubious ventures as bailing out Wall Street, nationalizing a car company and taking control of large financial industries.   He actually managed to do this in a way that caused the Russians and the French to lecture us on Capitalism.   His promise that unemployment would not go above 8.5% IF we let him spend this money was quickly forgotten as he invented a new term for measuring unemployment progress. "Jobs Saved or Created".  

Then came the "Summer Of Recovery" where he passed an unconstitutional health care bill hated by 60% of the people and even fewer people were working at the end of that summer than the beginning.

He followed this by additional spending on projects for (to fund?) union supporters seemed to make no difference; except leaving us 14 TRILLION dollars in debt with yearly 1.5 trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.  This in turn, sent the real unemployment (u6) rate soaring to 16% and the real inflation rate (which includes food and fuel) to 8.5%.

He added unelected, unvetted and unconfirmed 'tzars' to the governments payroll, some of which were admitted Communists, in such numbers that Congress almost took note.  Did I mention that their salaries are undisclosed as well?

This man, that loudly criticized Bush for his handling of hurricane Katrina, actually managed to make Bush look good by showing how HE handled the BP oil spill.   The net result was the loss of 20 thousand jobs, oil rigs leaving the gulf, and a further ban on off shore drilling at a time when we desperately need affordable fuel.

The housing market collapsed further (can you go below zero?), the banks are still not making loans, and now he thinks that the way to fix this problems is to..  Wait for it…  Yeah..  He wants to "invest" (aka spend) MORE money on infrastructure as if that will help people get loans and buy houses.

So the press calls this the "new normal" as if that will make it better.

27 states sued and a federal court ruled that the Health Care Bill  was unconstitutional. In response, he said that the government? would IGNORE the courts ruling and proceed as if nothing had happened.  If you or I did this we would be arrested for contempt and tossed in jail,  but he put his hand on a bible and SWORE to protect and defend the Constitution and the press reports it like it means nothing.

Leaked documents now show that not only did he funnel money to Mideast dictators that we know are not only selling drugs but are also talking to and influencing the people that provided haven for the planners of the 9/11 attacks.

He GAVE the nuclear secrets of our greatest friend in the world (well the Brits WERE our best friends) to the Russians to sweeten a START treaty that even the experts agreed we don't need and would do little good.

Egypt's collapse may close the Suez Canal, cause fuel shortages, and provoke another war in the Mideast or an attack on Israel and even his envoy and his secretary of state are saying opposite things to the press.

In response to all of this, the press runs a picture saying that he is JUST LIKE REAGAN almost ON Ronnie's birthday.

I think I'm going to have a stroke.

Game-changer! Arizona to pass 2012 eligibility law

I'm not a "birther" but I think it's a reasonable requirement that ANY person wanting to be President show that they can meet the basic criteria set forth in the Constitution.

Natural Born Citizen, used to mean that BOTH parents were Americans, but we can argue that some other day.   The problem is with dual citizenship causing dual allegiance...

Targeting the Taliban? There's an iPhone App For That

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/25/targeting-taliban-iphone-app/#ixzz1C6O04iA0

And now for something completely different

It's called a melodica.


What he said..

The short version.

The unmitigated gaul of the left to call for civil discourse after years of everything BUT civil discourse.

Require a simple Bite Me"

too Funny. Ed Shultz finds out a 'hero' was packing heat..

I bet he didn't see that coming.

"Would you have used your gun?"

"Damn right.  I'd have killed him.  This is MY country and that ain't right"