Friday, January 30, 2015

Insurgency v. Terrorism

The latest episode in political theater has the right wing pitted against the Obama Administration, for the latter not labeling the Taliban as a "terrorist organization"....though they fit the very definition of an "insurgency".

What do you think?

Who is playing semantic games this time?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Bolt action rifles.....the new scary black "assault weapons"?

Those of us who are educated on firearms and the 2nd Amendment, have been both entertained and disgusted by the gun control cabal's antics regarding the modern sporting rifle.......erroneously labeled by the aforementioned groups of intellectual midgets as "assault rifles". How long until they realize that MSRs are not the "high powered", "killing machines" that they've tried to sell to an ignorant public?

Or will it even matter, since MSRs are still the "scary looking black rifles"?
While American movie-goers are making “American Sniper” a box office record-breaker, critics are sniping back, taking all manner of shots at the film, and one might wonder whether some of this distaste is perhaps due to a subconscious reaction to the central core of the film: the story of a man who was remarkably proficient with a rifle. 
How long before anti-gunners start pushing to regulate “sniper rifles,” which might be that bolt-action deer hunting rifle in the gun cabinet, the one with the black or camouflage composite synthetic stock and a scope sight? Such rifles fire cartridges that are far more powerful, and certainly more lethal to big game animals, at greater distances than the so-called “high power assault rifles” panned at every opportunity by the mainstream press. 
The film has already drawn heat from anti-gunner Michael Moore, and other critics have been weighing in as well. There was a piece in the Washington Post about the film’s “missing element: The man behind the gun.” The Guardian ran a piece that asserted the film “illustrates the west’s morality blind spots.” 
Even in the trailer, one gets to look at people through the crosshairs. It’s an unnerving view for some people who dislike firearms and “the gun culture.”

At the very least, I hope the movie educates the public on what it takes to become, and be a Sniper; A public that until now, usually only hears the term when the lazy, drive-by media is reporting on some idiot criminal with a rifle.

Brought to you by a former, and humble Army Sniper.

Recusal Games

In light of the pending SCOTUS hearing on two gay marriage cases, the camps opposing marriage equality are demanding that Justices Ginsberg and Kagan recuse themselves for officiating gay marriages in the past. These same folks however, seem to overlook or ignore when Justice Scalia provides the keynote address at the deeply anti-gay Arlington Diocese's 2014 Men's Conference last year.

Now perhaps, his address was generic and non-partisan....but his office requested that his speech not be made public. Curious.

Is it philosophically fair to demand recusal of Ginsberg and Kagan?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Hands Up, Don't.......Whoops"

The news has been leaked to the New York Times: the Department of Justice has concluded its federal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it has reached substantially the same conclusions as the local grand jury that chose not to press charges against police officer Darren Wilson.

Let’s reiterate that. Eric Holder’s Justice Department has looked at the case and decided that the evidence indicates Officer Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. - The Federalist Blog

Don't expect to see much news coverage of this decision, but like the Trayvon Martin case....but you can expect it to live on as a legally erroneous pop culture meme......

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The CDC and Guns

It's an oft-quoted meme from the gun control cabal....."why oh why, does the GOP and the eeevil NRA, refuse to allow the Centers for Disease Control study gun violence in America?!"

Please, oh please.....somebody from the gun control side of the house, show me where the charter or mission statement of the CDC allows it the altitude to study gun use and deaths occurring from firearms?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Pope is wrong

In response to the Charlie Hebdo attack, Pope Francis said the following during his visit to the Philippines:
"One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people's faith, one cannot make fun of faith; There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity ... in freedom of expression there are limits."

No. Wrong. Not in a free society. One cannot claim an exclusion to speech that is only conciliatory to religion...and still claim free speech. The right of free speech is the essential underpinning to religious liberty.

I'm disappointed to hear this from the Pontiff.

On the flipped, claims of religious liberty have been bandied about recklessly in this nation. And are just as misguided. One does not have a right to use government a a venue to validate or promote any religion, and still call it a free society.

Religion is belief. Religion is faith. The liberty to practice and worship as we please [or not] is a base component of freedom. Using government as a vehicle to promote religion, or restrict criticism of religion.....perverts both faith and government.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A politican to be emulated in this country

The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can 'f*** off'.

Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week.

'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour).

'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags and leave.

'If you do not like it here because some humorists you don't like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can f*** off.

Daily Mail

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The future body shape of Pennsylvania perps?

We who are, or strive to be, proficient in the safe and effective use of firearms, know that training must be regular and realistic; shooting as often as possible, practicing drawing from on-body carry, dry-fire drills, etc...

Apparently, for a Pennsylvania State Representative [Democrat of course], the private citizen should only need to defend oneself against white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, and elk......or presumably, a bull's-eye shaped assailant. Because being prepared to defend oneself, family or home against a human perpetrator [when was the last time a wild turkey assaulted you?] "perpetuate violence". I don't see why he pursues these half measures......why doesn't he simply outlaw violent crime?



Posted: January 8, 2015 04:11 PM
From:  Representative Thaddeus Kirkland  
To: All House members 
Subject: Shooting Range Legislation

 In the near future, I will introduce legislation amending Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which will address the use of human silhouette targets at shooting ranges.

 Rather than perpetuate violence by continuing to allow individuals to practice their target shooting by shooting at human silhouette targets at shooting ranges, my legislation will prohibit the use of targets that depict human silhouettes at shooting ranges across the Commonwealth. Instead, silhouette targets could include, but are not limited to the following: white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, and elk.

 My legislation creates a new section under Title 18 Chapter 61 regarding firearms and other dangerous articles. Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of human silhouette targets at shooting ranges across the Commonwealth except by law enforcement officers, military personnel or other public safety personnel in line with their official duties. If a person violates the provisions of the new section, he or she will commit a summary offense.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The cognitive dissonance of the gun control cabal

“You have a mayor who hates guns; If it was up to me, we wouldn’t have any handguns in the District of Columbia. I swear to protect the Constitution and what the courts say, but I will do it in the most restrictive way as possible.” - Muriel E. Bowser - Mayor, Washington D.C.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What's French for......

FUCK Mohammed?

Come after me, you balls sons of a goat.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

And THIS is why racism will never end.....

It's good business.

Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? 
Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. 
For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network. What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence. 
Sharpton raised $1 million for NAN at his 60th birthday bash in October, with donations rolling in from unions and a corporate roster of contributors including AT&T, McDonald’s, Verizon and Walmart.
Companies have long gotten in line to pay Sharpton. Macy’s and Pfizer have forked over thousands to NAN, as have General Motors, American Honda and Chrysler. 
NAN had repeatedly and without success asked GM for donations for six years beginning in August 2000, a GM spokesman told The Post. Then, in 2006, Sharpton threatened a boycott of GM over the planned closing of an African-American-owned dealership in The Bronx. He picketed outside GM’s Fifth Avenue headquarters. GM wrote checks to NAN for $5,000 in 2007 and another $5,000 in 2008. 
Sharpton landed a gig as a $25,000-a-year adviser to Pepsi after he threatened a consumer boycott of the soda company in 1998, saying its ads did not portray African-Americans. He held the position until 2007.
NY Post