Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fairness Doctrine Tanks in Senate.

87-11. Via Alphecca.

Question: On the Amendment (DeMint Amdt. No. 573 )
Vote Number: 71 Vote Date: February 26, 2009, 02:30 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Agreed to
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 573 to S. 160 (District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009)
Statement of Purpose: To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

Here's the list of 'Nays" :

NAYs ---11
Bingaman (D-NM)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

4 legs good, 2 legs better

Rule of Duh #4:

Homo Sapiens are the most capable predators the world has ever seen.

That wasn’t always the case. Look at how vulnerable we really are from a biological standpoint. Without our tools, what are we left with?

We can produce some damn decent pressure with our jaws, but it ain’t if even close to the best and we got no fangs.

The only uses for our “claws” are slowly wearing a hole in our socks and collecting boogers.

Armor plating?…Folks, our skin can be cut be a f*cking piece of paper. That’s all I got to say about that.

I read a story that called Michael Phelps the world’s best swimmer. Uh, excuse me?
Maybe after I witness Phelps attain the velocity needed to launch himself 10 meters above the water’s surface and jump through a hula-hoop, or perhaps watch him kill a shark with his nose, will I consider being impressed.

World records in Track & Field? Well sure, as long as we exclude the “lower animals”.

Face it, we suck.

Our vision is decent but pales when compared to any bird of prey or even octopi.(They see you Breda)
Our sense of hearing? My dog can hear a rabbit hopping across my gravel driveway with the radio on.
Our sense of smell? Ya, that’s a winner. A Great White shark can detect one tablespoon of blood dispersed in a cubic mile of seawater. I can’t even smell the fact that my own nose is bleeding.

Yet, I can walk through the woods and jungle alike with the ability to repel attacks from other “top predators” in their own right, as well as slather them up with BBQ sauce and eat them all.

But our tools, our glorious tools. We traded alot for opposable thumbs and big brains and it was a good trade.

I can’t remember the name of the film, but there was a scene in which to old grizzled big-game hunters were swapping stories of the hunt. One turned to the other and asked what he thought was the most dangerous animal he had ever hunted.
The second man stared into the camp fire, and softly said, “Another man”.

Caption this Photo

Pro-gun Il State Senator Dan Rutherford during the Blago impeachment hearings.

"How did he get his hair that big?"

"So who did steal the cookie from the cookie jar?"

Friday, February 27, 2009

Why "Gun Nuts" Oppose Registration Lists

Because the lists can be abused.

"I felt a general sense of disbelief once the officer actually began to list the firearms registered in my name."
This was a statement made by a college student who went to the campus police station after his "presence was requested".

Why was his presence requested?

Because he did an oral presentation on campus violence and stated he supported campus carry. That was enough for his professor to call the authorities.

So because one individual craps herself just hearing about concealed carry, the police had the justification to pull the list of firearms this guy owned and question him on their whereabouts.

Don't you feel reassured?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Delusional Hunters and Shooters Association

Basically anyone who listens to Ray Schoenke of the AHSA.

In his letter to AG Holder, Ray states:
“Based on your comments today, it appears that the Obama administration may attempt to reinstate [the federal assault weapons] ban.
Um, Ray. 'May attempt'? That's been Obama's official policy since Day 1.
the issue is bad policy
And yet you still endorsed him.

In 2006 you claimed:
"No one needs an assault weapon," Schoenke said.
You stated in a question on the Brady Endorsement:
The board members are no longer with AHSA. Please see today's press release.
So Ray's no longer w/ the AHSA? I'm confused.

Continuing on the AWB.
We just want those policies directed at the root cause of crime and violence and not just symbolism,
Of which none of the policies that Obama has supported do. Yet you still endorsed him.
"This type of legislation will only disillusion the millions of law-abiding gun owners who voted for Barack Obama, believing that he did indeed support their right to own firearms."

No, not disillusioned. Delusional. Anyone who thought that were either not paying attention or were foolish enough to believe campaign rhetoric.

Just the demographic the AHSA aims for.

David Codrea's Examiner column has more.

Did you know that starting a church is...well, goddamn easy?

Two weeks ago I went over to my buddie's house for a 2A photo shoot, more on that later. We got to talking about all the things you're not supposed to mention in the work place: politics, guns and religion.

The conversation staring condensing around the idea that if the courts have already decided that Native Americans can use peyote in their religious/spiritual ceremonies, regardless of federal and state drug laws; what would the courts have to say about the use of guns as a tenent of a religious/spiritual faith if those practices were in conflict with federal or state laws?

So naturally, we started a church on that sunday afternoon.

Before you start laughing, give this some serious thought. Long has the 2nd Amendment offered its protection to the 1st Amendment, and all the rest. Isn't it about time that the 1st Amendment repaid its debts in kind?

We are serious about developing this, even to the point of formal membership and legal protection. The "Holey Book" is already being written.

The antis incorrectly say we worship guns already, but what we truly worship is the concept of freedom.

The light-bringer says we cling to guns and religion? Let us embrace that insult and return it with vengence.

My buddy (might appear as "barbarian" here) took the time to fire the opening salvo:

Welcome to..........The Church of G.O.D. (Gun Owning Disciples)

We hold that all persons, while not created equal, have an equal innate desire for freedom, especially freedom from harm, slavery and tyranny. This desire demands an ability to defend ones self, ones family and loved ones. This is both an innate right and a sacred personal responsibility and its’ infringement cannot and will not be tolerated. The pursuit of happiness must always be matched with power or any true security is nothing but hopeful illusion.
To grow spiritually one must be, and ever will there be those who wish to end another’s’ being, thus ever will there be need for knowledge of arms. We accept this reality and prepare. Other paths may lead to joy but that which is built upon the benevolence of others is but a temple built on sand. Thus we build our temple on a foundation of blued steel. We are the Gun Owning Disciples and we live in peace. We do not ask for peace, we do not beg for peace, we demand it, for it is ours by right. We choose never to live in fear of evil but to walk the path of the peaceful warrior, ever vigilant, and the world is safer and better wherever we walk. So long as evil persons and organizations exist, walk this path we will. We live everywhere in the world and are of all races, creeds, colors, sexes and nationalities. We have awakened to the need for our own self defense and no person or government or law or threat or propaganda will ever alter this. Be ye evil with intent to harm, be ye good but merely misguided in attempts to disarm, beware!

Brothers and Sisters, can I get an Amen?

Reason vs Emotion

Emotion wins in Ark. as a Senate panel rejects a separation of church and state issue.

Compare these statements:
"It's not the role of the state to preserve the sanctity of the church, and it's not the role of the state to impose religious judgment calls on churches," Petty said.
She said the bill "would fundamentally change the perception of sanctuaries in this state from places of safety, peace and openness into those of fear and suspicion."

One person makes a clearly defined argument based off of legal principles. The other craps her pants. The Senator just has no clue:
"I don't know of any church where the carrying of guns is a sacred belief intrinsic to the doctrine of that church, like the holding of communion might be," Madison said.
Sounds like the Senator is a Brady Adherent. So we have a popular bill passed by the House and which the Ark. Gov. says he'll sign but is being stalled because of the fears of a select few individuals.

Gun control in a nutshell.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Holder calls for new Assault Weapon Ban

At a press conference announcing the arrests, Holder also suggested that re-instituting a U.S. ban on the sale of assault weapons would help reduce the bloodshed in Mexico, where last year 6,000 people were killed in drug-related violence.
From ABC News on the conference:

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters

"Just a few changes"? Like banning hundreds of thousands of firearms, complete registration, and suing the firearms industry out of business? Those kind of changes?

Listening to the conference on Cam & Co, Holder stated it's just a matter of 'sequence' until they get to it.

Hopefully Bill Schneider of NewWest has his recipes for crow ready.

The Brady's are nervous....

How can I tell? They're making a big anti-CCW push full of PSH. From a recent E-mail alert to one of their many "internet grassroots advocates" *snicker*:

Dear Illinois Brady Campaign Member,

Dangerous legislation, HB 245, that would force our police to allow virtually anyone to carry loaded, hidden guns in public, including restaurants where alcohol is served, public parks, daycare centers and on city buses could soon come to a vote in the Illinois State House.

The NRA and its allies in the state legislature want to make it easier for almost anyone to "pack heat" in public. Common sense tells us that loaded, hidden guns don’t belong in large crowds, in restaurants where alcohol is served, on crowded buses where tempers can flare, or in daycare centers around our children. Stop this dangerous legislation before it’s too late!
And tonight a list of anecdotes presented on Huffpo in order to prove that all CCW holders are just waiting to shoot up their neighborhoods after a few beers.
The issue has been in the news recently, including editorials in the New York Times last Friday and the Washington Post today.

On the one hand, the gun lobby wants to force concealed weapons (unconnected to law enforcement) into nearly every place you can imagine, including National Parks, college campuses, airports, even churches.
Yeah, all those "editorialists" that think that you can buy grenades and RPG's at gun shows.
On the other hand, most Americans probably agree with the statement President Obama made on concealed weapons during his campaign:
Which is why 40 states have 'Shall Issue' Concealed Carry Laws and only 2 states have no form whatsoever.

The real reason behind this sudden push? They're afraid. They're afraid that the Nat'l Parks Carry will be upheld and that the recent push for CCW in IL has more support than ever before.

One can smell their shorts from here.

Pro-gun bills moving in Oregon

Work has me mad busy this week but I wanted to share some promising news from the Oregon Firearms Federation. Looks like we're close to recognizing CCW permits from every state that has them. OFF even added an amendment to recognize Alaska and Vermont peoples to carry in Oregon without a permit.

This is a train that keeps on chugging.

Hell, if this passes, I'm going to fight for Vermont/Alaska style carry here at home. If they can carry in my State without a permit, then I should be able to as well.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Measure of Justice

Ex-Atlanta officers get prison time for cover-up in deadly raid

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Three former Atlanta police officers were sentenced Tuesday to prison terms ranging from five to 10 years for covering up a botched drug raid in which a 92-year-old woman was killed.

Complete justice? No but it's something. Hopefully the family will get something in the following civil suits.

Illinois Roundup

King Dick Daley now thinks he's Emperor Dick.

Since Chicago has raised its fees and taxes so high that people find it cheaper to go to the suburbs to do their business, Daley thinks he's entitled to that money as well. He's trying to force car rental companies in the 'burbs to pay Chicago taxes unless their customers provide a photocopy of thier driver's licenses and a sworn statement that they won't be spending more than 50 percent of their time driving in Chicago during the rental period.

I think the suburbs should start charging Chicago for police services provided due to Chicago residents committing crimes outside of the city.

Durbin Flops on Burris

Il Sen. Durbin has returned to his original position of opposing Burris's nomination by calling for his resignation after Burris's story changes once again. The LightBringer made him change his mind before, will Obama come to Burris's defense again or will the bus have another victim?

A Shadow of A Ship

The USS Sea Shadow, the stealth ship built by the US Navy, is up for grabs.

Apparently though, no one can afford the bureaucracy that goes along with it. Too bad, this would be a fantastic piece for a museum.

So Bryan Miller of Ceasefire NJ

Your "One Gun a Month" bill was pulled for the second time because it still lacked the support it needed to pass.

So tell me Bryan, were the NJ legislators asking "distracting" and "off-topic" questions like "How will this bill actually reduce crime?"

Did you tell them that answering that question was a "waste of time"?

UPDATE: Seems Bryan is getting tired of getting spanked on his own blog so is replying instead here w/ the usual half-truths, misinformation, and character attacks.

Illinois CCW

The CCW bill in Illinois is having a committee hearing today at 2pm Illinois House tomorrow in room D1, Stratton Bldg. All Illinois resident's able to attend, should.

It's been reported that the new Gov. is opposed to CCW but there is a lot of support outside for it including police organizations and numerous counties.

Might this be the year?

Update: According to sources, it's actually out of committee and onto the House floor. For a CCW bill in Illinois, this is a nearly unprecedented major step.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mother Nature is a wicked bitch.

Just some randon thoughts on self defense as a natural Right. This poor little pooch thought it would be jolly good fun to bite a porcupine.

Maybe someone should rub his nose in some porcupine while firmly saying "bad dog" to teach him a lesson.

Skunks have no natural enemies in the wild. Speaking as someone who has literally "caught liquid" from a skunk, I can understand why.

Rattlesnakes will give you an audible warning if you venture too close and have the means to back it up if that warning goes unheeded. Think of as brandishing a loaded weapon.

At some point in the past, one of our ancestors used poison ivy as toilet paper and thus became the world's first botanist. I also surmise that this was the genesis of what we now know as "The triple dog dare."

The armadillo, the electric ell, the stinging nettle.

Armor fangs, claws, poison, speed, camoflauge, or simple brute bone-crushing force.

My personal favorite is mimicry. More on that tomorrow when I get better at formatting pictures. Sorry for the random snake photo.

What's your favorite example of self defense amongst the "lower life forms?"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hamas Knows Its History

U.S. officials are furious with the United Nations for its role in Hamas' attempt to enlist U.S. Sen John Kerry to transfer a letter from the Palestinian militant group to President Obama during Kerry's trip to the Middle East, an official source told FOX News.

All this really proves is that Hamas has a better education than 'US officials' when it comes to Sen. Kerry. He met with the VietCong at the Paris Peace Talks and openly advocated the Communist gov't position when he returned to the US.

Perfectly logical. He's worked with the enemies of the US in the past, why not now?

As for the UN. Well, it's a group opposing Israel. That's all the reason they need to get involved.