Saturday, April 25, 2009

And they worry about students?

3 dead, 3 hurt in Ga. shooting; professor sought

Misplaced Priorities

What do you do when you're a politician representing a crime-ridden district? Why, harass successful businesses that hire felons in order to try and improve their neighborhood of course. At least that's the way it's done in good 'ol Chi-town.
A Chicago alderman says he doesn't mind that a businessman plans to open a hot dog stand in his ward and hire former convicts to work there, but he does object to the stand's crime-linked theme.

Fioretti also objected to several slogans, including: "Food so good, it's criminal," and "Home of the misdemeanor wiener."

I'm sure forcing a name change will have a dramatic effect on crime.


Friday, April 24, 2009

O-Day + 92: G.I.V.E me a break

In the tradition of his elder Clinton, Obama shows why he really released the 'torture' reports. So he could sign his "Obama Youth" act w/o public opposition while his sycophants in the media were distracting us.

So, in contradiction to some of the more extreme claims, this bill does NOT prevent opposition to it. What it states is that political and political activist organizations are not eligible. But how far does that go in degrees of separation? Obviously you can't volunteer for the NRA-ILA or PVF but can you be a volunteer at the NRA's National Firearms Museum, Whittington Center, or one of the many training programs that they offer for hunting, youth, and police? Can my kids be Eddie Eagles 'assistants'?

Columbia Conservative Examiner has more on this here and here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Give them what they want and they won't hurt you..

Go ahead. Trust in that.
The robber took belongings from the two, police said, before shooting the man in his chest.

And we can probably guess what was involved in these situations:

2 slain in separate West Side shootings

Probably just on their way to the store to buy milk for their mothers.

Anti gun forum in Wheaton, IL

The 'League of Women Voters', a group that advocates to 'stop the proliferation of private handgun ownership' ran another one of those 'balanced' forums where pro-gunners outnumbered the anti's 10:1 but no response was allowed. It was of course sponsored by the ICPHV and LCAV, both Joyce Foundation puppets.

Videos were taken and are available here.

The usual debunked anti-gun meme's are presented including a claim that it is easier to buy a gun than get a library card. Uh huh. Sure.

They REALLY don't like having their talking points questioned. Audience members where told there would be a Q&A session after the speeches. Two pre-selected questions were the only ones taken and answered.

"This is a forum, not a place for debate" stated the 'moderator'.

They need the discussion to be one-sided.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

AA Milne was a genius

I’ve been reading “Days of our Trailers” for a while now, as well as a few other lesser known sites, and have come to the conclusion that it is a gun blog. Having said that, I wish to expand on something I touched on here. Please take a moment to read it if you wish the following to make sense.

It’s very important to recognize who it is you’re dealing with, not only in the 2A arena, but life in general.

Virtually every person on G.O.D.’s green earth can be roughly described as a Winnie the Pooh character. Think about it.

Pooh: Essentially a Buddhist who is both remarkably complex yet incredibly simple at the same time. No worries, only thoughtful reflection to the current circumstances. Driven by base instincts with a moral code.

Rabbit: The self proclaimed moral authority who is flabbergasted that more people don’t hang on his every word.

Eoyre: COMPLAINS ABOUT EVERYTHING! Not happy unless he and everyone around him is miserable.

Piglet: Scared of not only his own shadow but the unknown boogie-men his shadow is obviously colluding with.

Tigger: Totally care-free just wanna have fun prankster. Virtually everything he says is total bullshit but he means well and doesn’t care if he means well or is just out for a laugh.

Owl: Thinks he knows everything but in reality, is quite uninformed about the nature of things.

Gopher: Cares only about his work and the rest of the world can burn as long as it doesn’t collapse one of his tunnels.

Kanga: The epitome of a mother figure who wants nothing more that to have everyone be happy and content.

Roo: The over-confident youngster who compensates for lack of life experience with enthusiastic vigor.

Christopher Robin: The human element inside the Hundred Acre Wood. Human interaction with the natural world. You never see his parents, these are the eyes of the youth. He contains a piece of them all. He is the aggregate.

AA Milne was a true genius; identify those you engage and you’re half-way there to victory.

Their Bread and Butter

That would be blatant dishonesty and the VPC. We all know it's nothing new from an organization that admits to deception in order to push their agenda of civilian disarmament, but let's keep it in the spotlight, especially when they blatantly lie to the legislators.

In Tom Diaz's testimony to Congress in the Money, Guns, and Drugs Hearing, he claims:

The U.S. gun industry has been sagging for decades. Although the industry enjoys brief periods of resurgence, the long-term trend for civilian gun manufacturers continues to be steady decline as fewer Americans choose to own guns and gun ownership becomes more concentrated.
Where he gets the 'sagging for decades' is curious as the 'brief periods of resurgence' tend to last just as long as the 'sags'. As has been shown previously, the average over the last 20 years shows a steady supply of handguns and shotguns with an increase in rifles. That's just new manufacture without including the firearms resold in the secondary market.

Most likely it was based off of selectively chosen years to 'prove' his point, just like they did w/ the numbers of firearm owners. While the percentage of the populace that admits to owning firearms has dropped according to some polls, the raw numbers of both households and individuals have either remained the same or increased.

So, as usual, the gun controllers intentionally lie and distort the facts. I kind of hope they keep doing it (like they have any other option if they want to get their way) as people are seeing through their nonsense and they keep losing the public's support.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The new media

I gotta admit that I'm not much of a country music fan,(gotta be in the right mood, more of a old rock type) but when somone goes and makes a documentary and puts some hard drums behind it, it's hard not to respect it.

For those who don't already know, I live in a town of approx. 300 people. We got one general store, one church, one school and one post office. We got no police department, no fire department and no medical facilities.

Ooh, and I estimate that we got 3 times as many firearms as people in town(my G.O.D. that's a conservative estimate). Needlessless to say, our crime is almost non-existent. Got a few meth heads(4 to be exact, used to have 6 but 2 moved away due to, pressure) who everybody knows and they don't dare break into anybody's home. Out-buildings are another matter, but even the meth heads aren't stupid enough to breach any castles.

Having said that, my dog will bark at any noise; I bring other skills to the table.

Monday, April 20, 2009

AA-12 Shotgun.

Josh's Template for Media Bias

Josh conveniently provides the template that "Authorized Journalists" seem to use to manipulate the public on firearms.

While he may think he's being cute, all he's really doing is re-enforcing our point that he and his ilk need to distort the facts in order to push their agenda.

Thanks Josh, you make our job easier.

2A Incorporation in the 9th Circuit

We are therefore persuaded that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment and applies it against the states and local governments.18

Eat it Paul Helmke, Josh Sugarmann, and Bryan Miller.

More at Arms and the Law.

Decision here.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Not an original idea.

A bunch of people are pissed off at Jackie Chan for publicly making a statement that is generally accepted in mainland China:
"I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not," Chan said Saturday. "I'm gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we're not being controlled, we'll just do what we want."

A former co-worker of mine is from China and, during a friendly discussion on political differences between the US and China, said pretty much the same thing, stating that the Chinese society wasn't 'mature' enough for western style democracy.

Whether these are beliefs held because of in-depth personal analysis or cultural socialization I won't make a claim on. Nor will I make any claims as to the accuracy of Chan's beliefs.

What I will say is that this once again shows that different cultures 'think' differently than each other. They hold different mores and values that may be completely alien to someone from a different culture.

Trying to make one big happy world where it rains gumdrops,unicorns fart rainbows, and everybody goes around hugging eachother in a hippy induced daze is just a fools dream for people who think that humans are more than just one step above their baser instincts.