This is definitely NSFW (Not Safe For Work), also don't click the link if vulgar language offends you. You have been warned. Having said that however, this is hilarious!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
"I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes."
Good riddance Cindy, don't let the door slap ya in the ass!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
I've a new addiction! Adult Swim added "Let's Fish" to their line up last night, and it's hilarious! It tells the story of two friends who go on a fishing trip only to get lost on the sea. For two guys lost at sea, they seem to have a lot of adventures... ;-P
The below link is down right now, here is is on Youtube: Part 1 Part 2
Click Here to check out the pilot, unless you're easily offended...
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a policeman on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. "Free" men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights reserved.
11. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911 = government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control -- it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control
22. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Repeal the "gun control laws" we ALREADY have, don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
26. "A government of the people, by the people, for the people..."
27. "..... the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
I was watching this (admitedly) bad movie on satellite the other day. It was one of those "the sun is going to blow up and destroy the world in seven days" kind of disaster movies. Crazed mobs were rioting in the streets and there was mass chaos. It was about this time that a serial killer escaped custody and went searching for the witness who had put him away for life. To make a LONG and (boring) terrible storyline short: He finds her and her family. He's about to kill her husband (played by Jason Priestly) so she takes her gun and shoots him several times. Bad guy dies and falls into the pond out behind the house. It is at this point that she realizes that she's just saved her family by killing the bad guy with her gun, and what does she do next? That's right ladies and gentlemen, she recoils from her gun like it's a live scorpian and hurls it into the pond. At this point, I'm thinking "WTF? This gun, with her guidance (it's a tool) just saved her family's lives, and she throws it into the pond?" With a growl of disgust I turned off the TV.
I guess it was too much to ask for even the bad "Mini-Series" type TV movies to not have some hokey "Anti-Gun" rhetoric thrown in.
I know a guy who's divorced and luckily has custody of his kids. He's a shooter and a reloader and owns several guns, properly put up of course. Anyway, he related to me the other day a conversation he'd had with his ex-wife when she'd come over to visit the kids.
He'd always put up his reloading suplies when she'd come over before, but this time he was tired of putting them away and then bringing them back out when she left (he reloads on his kitchen counter currently). So this time he just left it all out in plain site.
It took her a while, but she finally saw a box of bullets sitting on the kitchen table. "These aren't real?" she asked.
"Yes!" he said.
"What do you use them for?" she asked.
To which he replied, "Target shooting."
"There's a gun in the house?" she asked, as if it were a marauding beast or a slithering cobra.
"Yeah, somewhere, put up." was his answer.
He told me at that point she went silent and didn't say anything else about it. You can probably tell from this brief exchange why the two of them aren't married anymore. And good riddance I say. It's good too that he has custody of the children and can teach his kids proper gun safety and use without being saddled with their mother's liberal bias. Sometimes good things do happen in this world!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Petition ABC to fire Rosie O'Donnell.
We, the viewing public, respectfully submit that it is time to return ABC's The View to responsible broadcasting.
Irresponsible comments such as those recently made by Rosie O'Donnell on The View have ranged from promoting conspiracy theories about 911, to accusations that war is planned with Iran, to implications that ABC News is a propaganda arm of the U.S. government.
If ABC wishes to maintain its credibility, it must cease to provide a platform for irresponsible conspiracy theorists such as Rosie O'Donnell, and it must provide an equal alternate voice to present both sides of issues.
Until action is taken by ABC to restore responsible programming, I, the undersigned, will no longer watch The View or other ABC programming. Instead, I will contact sponsors of The View to share my concerns.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Event: Anti-war Peace march.
Red pants & groovy Blue backpack: ...about $60
Making an idiot out of yourself by having a picture of you taking a shit on the American flag spread around the internet as a subject of mockery and ridicule: Priceless.
I refuse to call it a human being. My three year old knows better than this. Click on the picture for a (much) bigger version, if you have the stomach for it. I'd like to see it try this around some veterans who fought for the very flag it's using for toilet paper.
Monday, March 26, 2007
--Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), from his play Almansor (1821)
May 10, 1933 - An event unseen since the Middle Ages occurs as German students from universities formerly regarded as among the finest in the world, gather in Berlin and other German cities to burn books with "unGerman" ideas. Books by Freud, Einstein, Thomas Mann, Jack London, H.G. Wells and yes Heinrich Heine, including many others go up in flames as they give the Nazi salute.
I should state up front that I own their debut CD and actually like most of the songs on it, so I'm not being facetious. I also seriously doubt that anyone in the band, let alone Lacey Mosley will ever see this post or answer me.
How do you feel about the song "Cassie" now in light of the Salon Feature article entitled 'Who said "Yes"?'
I understand that a lot of young people have had a religious experience because of the story about Cassie Bernall, or was it Rachel Scott...or maybe it was Valeen Schnurr?
Some would say that a religious experience is a good thing, but is it still a good thing when it's based on a lie? An untruth poisons the whole stew. I want to make it clear that I don't believe there was every any intentional falsehood on the part of anyone involved, but turning someone into a martyr based on erroneous information is wrong.
Lacey, in the song "Cassie" you sing that she pulled the trigger, when in reality it was one of the two psychopaths who were shooting people. How do you reconcile this with religious sources condemning suicide? Saying yes in this case would be akin to killing yourself.
Okay, now that I've probably pissed a lot of people off, let the hate mail rain in...
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Associated PressSUPERIOR, WIS. - A 20-year-old Superior man received probation after he was convicted of having sexual contact with a dead deer. The sentence also requires Bryan James Hathaway to be evaluated as a sex offender and treated at the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Duluth.
Hathaway's probation will be served at the same time as a nine-month jail sentence he received in February for violating his extended supervision.
He was found guilty in April 2005 of felony mistreatment of an animal after he killed a horse with the intention of having sex with it. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and two years of extended supervision on that charge, as well as six years of probation for taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.
Hathaway pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor mistreatment of an animal for the incident involving the deer.
"The type of behavior is disturbing," Douglas County Judge Michael Lucci said. "It's disturbing to the public. It's disturbing to the court."
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Guns are good;
Guns are great;
Please Lord help those us hate.
Give us this day our daily lead,
and hunting land we’ll call a spread.
If I should die here on this day,
I pray for guns in Heaven with which to play.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
"I'm ashamed The Dixie Chicks are from The United States."
[rant mode on]
Yeah, I really wish they would just shut up and sing. Seriously, noone wants to hear what some self righteous celebrity has to say. Nothing about being famous makes your opinion better than anyone elses. Everytime some idiot celebrity opens their mouth, I feel like grabbing a big roll of duct tape and silencing their pie holes.
Okay, there...I feel better now.
[rant mode off]
Nope, I'm not ready to make nice either.
Radical Muslim clerics in media gag
March 09, 2007
FIVE of the nation's most powerful Islamic clerics, including Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, have been banned from talking to the media by Muslim leaders for delivering "anti-Australian" messages.
The Lebanese Muslim Association has gagged the imams from Lakemba Mosque in Sydney's southwest from media commentary - especially to Arabic news outlets - because of the "immeasurable damage" they have caused the community.
A letter was yesterday sent by the Lebanese Muslim Association to its five imams, including Sheik Yahya Safi - the official Australian representative to the Mufti of Lebanon - Sheik Shady Suleiman, and Sheik Hilali.
The letter, obtained by The Australian, demands the imams "pause and desist" from talking to any media outlet, in particular Sydney's Arabic community radio station Voice of Islam.
The imams have been told they could lose their positions as spiritual leaders at the nation's largest mosque if they defy the LMA's orders.
LMA president Tom Zreika yesterday told The Australian the letter was issued to end the "perceived un-Australian viewpoints given by some clerics".
"One of the big issues is the double-speak by the various imams," Mr Zreika said, adding that the messages some clerics delivered in Arabic contradicted comments given in English while talking to the mainstream media.
"They go on to the Voice of Islam and talk about something which really isn't in accordance with our views ... as Australians.
"(While) most of our clerics are selected on the basis that they have Australian values and Australian characteristics ... some of them haven't (lived) up to that."
The LMA's hardline approach towards silencing its clerics comes after the furore sparked by Sheik Hilali last year, following revelations in The Australian last month that the mufti was banned from delivering sermons at Lakemba Mosque.
Sheik Hilali caused national and international uproar last October when The Australian uncovered a sermon in which he compared immodestly dressed women to "uncovered meat" and joked about Sydney's infamous gang rapes.
The cleric, who has been the nominal head of the nation's Muslim community for years, further compounded the controversy by subsequently appearing on Egyptian television to dismiss the furore over his insults to women and make disparaging remarks about Australia's convict beginnings.
Mr Zreika yesterday said he no longer wanted the imams to let their political media statements interfere with their primary tasks of being spiritual advisers.
"We want (clerics) to stay apolitical," he said.
"If they're not going to shape up, they're going to be shipped out, because immeasurable damage has been caused to the community as a result of their media commentary and doublespeak."
Mr Zreika - who refused to single out any of the imams who've caused the Muslim community the most damage - said some of the spiritual leaders had destroyed the relationship Islamic people once enjoyed with mainstream Australia.
"Relations have been set back many, many years between the wider community and the Muslim community," he said. "And the reason that's come about is because ... (some) are saying the wrong thing."
Mr Zreika said the LMA needed to lead by example in taking a hardline approach towards clerics putting politics ahead of religion.
"And if we're not going to lead the way in a fashion which is consistent with the needs of the wider Muslim community ... then we're not doing something right," he said.
Sheik Shady yesterday told The Australian that he supported the LMA's decision, saying it was in the best interests of the Muslim and wider community.
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, has an interesting opinion piece up at One News Now identifying, convincingly, the ticking time bomb we have in this country called Islam, or "The Religion of Peace".
I have compiled (quite easily, I might add) a list of murders and attempted murders carried out by Muslims acting on the basis of what the founder of Islam taught them. Convinced that they will go to heaven if they die killing infidels who Mohammed taught his followers to hate, some Muslims don't bother joining al Qaeda or some other organized band of thugs. They get so filled with hatred from hearing Islamic sermons and visiting jihadi web sites that they decide to become freelance Jihadis.
Go read it now!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I've started a new blog to try and counteract the counterfeit gun guys website. I'm not going to link to them, but believe me when I say that they are not gun folk at all, but anti's in disguise, kind of like the AHSA.
I hope that you like the new blog, I wll continue posting on this one as well. Click on the title of this post to go to the new blog.
Friday, February 16, 2007
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), and Author of the Declaration of Independence (1762-1826)
From the article...
"Jaron Dansie was inside a Salt Lake City shopping mall when 18-year old Sulejmen Talovic entered the building, pulled a gun and started shooting people at random. As he took shelter inside one of the shops on the first floor, Dansie pulled out his video camera.
“What the… What the hell's going on?” Dansie can be heard saying on the video, in between a barrage of loud gunshots. Dansie, a wedding videographer, said that turning his video camera on was not the first thing on his mind. But his actions led to an intense visual record of the tragic events that happened inside the downtown Trolley Square mall during some of its worst moments.
“I heard [a victim] yelling, ‘Stop, stop, please don't shoot… don't shoot.’ And then heard more shots,” he said. Dansie actually made his way out into the hallway before he started recording, but when he heard gunshots in a shop next door, he ran back.
“When I finally walked past the camera and saw it… I thought, ‘I gotta start filming this,” Dansie said. Startled and panicked, Dansie loaded a tape into his camcorder and got into position – partly hunkered down in the store. Moments later, he says a uniformed Salt Lake City Police officer walked in with his gun drawn. Then, an off-duty police officer, Kenneth Hammond, can be heard identifying himself outside. Dansie, however, wasn't going anywhere.
Seconds later on the tape, Hammond joins the officers to search for the gunman. Then, as both officers see Talovic, Hammond turned and ran for cover. For the next several seconds, shotgun blasts and gunfire from police officers can be heard outside -- followed by silence. Talovic, the gunman, was dead – shot by officers.
In all, the tragedy lasted just six minutes."
In the end it was an off duty police officer, a CPL holder who was able to hold the gunman at bay until the cops showed up in force and put this miserable piece of trash out of his misery. We'll never know what could have happened if more citizens had been carrying a concealed weapon, perhaps the gunman could have been stopped sooner and five innocents, and the wounded could have been spared. Perhaps a factor could be the mall's "NO GUNS" policy, which may have kept more people from exercising their second amendment rights. It's a fact that the criminal sure didn't seem to care about the sign on the mall door. Wake up people, this is exactly why we need more people out there with the ability to protect themselves and others. As it was, the punk was able to walk virtually unopposed through the mall shooting people. I for one refuse to be a victim, a sheep, depending on the shepard's to protect me.
I will fight back!
The photo above, of one of the signs at Trolley Square, by W. Clark Aposhian of the Utah Shooting Sports Council
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
...better late than never!
Before I begin, here is a link to a video of the hearing and here you can download an MP3 of the hearing, courtesy of the state of Washington. During the hearing, I was seated on the third row, far right (my right) side. Below is a summary of what transpired. Forgive me if I missed something, I can only write so fast.
I was fortunate to get a ride to the hearing with Dr. Michael S. Brown of Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws and one other. We left Vancouver at 11am and arrived at the capitol around 12:30pm. My first stop was the cafeteria to answer natures call and while there I also picked up one of those attractive "no on 5197" buttons from GOAL. After a brief stop at the sundial to get my bearings, I ventured off to find my Senator and Legislators. Seeing as how none of them were in their offices, I gave up and went back to the sundial. I should point out that I have emailed all of them and urged them to vote against SB 5197 and HB 1026 respectively. About 1:15pm or so, a man I later learned was Ray Carter (founder of Cease Fear aka Pink Pistols) advised that if we found a seat earlier on during a prior hearing, we could have a good seat for the hearing we were there for. So I joined him in hearing room 4 in the second row where I learned a lot about prisons, recidivism and juvenile offender programs, all courtesy of the Ways and Means Committee. Luckily for me, my Senator, Joseph Zarelli was in attendance, but after the hearing was over, he seemed to vanish into thin air.
2:24pm - Two anti's sit down to my left. Dr. Michael S. Brown and Ray Carter are sitting to my right.
2:55pm - I went and signed the meeting list in the corridor. The corridor is full and choked with people, most of them wearing the large white button with 5197 crossed out with a red, diagonally lined circle. The hearing room is packed too, and I hear talk of opening another hearing room to handle the large number of people. I understand that 301+ people against 5197 can be verified (probably much higher but they ran out of forms for the con side to sign) and only 74 Ceasefire members were in attendance.
I retake my seat in the hearing room just in time to be evicted so that the first two rows can be cleared to hold panelists who will give testimony before the committee. Dr. Brown gives me his seat on the third row and that is where I spend the remainder of the hearing.
3:32pm - The hearing is called to order. Three bills are heard before 5197, namely 5735, 5230 and 5582. Jennifer Strus, Committee staff member, reads the law to the committee. Senator Janea Holmquist (R) of the 13th LD asks if she and her future husband and future child decide to have a garage sale with ten guns if that would be illeagle or if nine would be okay. No, apparently. There also need to be three people present selling guns.
Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) from the 36th LD admonishs all present to be polite to each other during the hearing. She also tries to justify the bill being heard before the Labor, Commerce, Research and Development Committee instead of the Judiciary Committee because it has to do with "commerce". *sigh* She splits up the testimony into two panels, for and against the bill. She also promises "equal time" no matter how many people showed up on either side.
Senator Clements (R) of the 14th LD says that he will have an open mind and will listen to both sides.
Next, two of the bills sponsers, Senator Rodney Tom (D) of the 48th LD, and Senator Adam Kline (D) of the 37th LD, come forward and claim that the bill isn't a "rights" issue, but a "crime" issue.
The three Senators on the left (Hewitt, Holmquist and Clemments) from their questions seem very pro-gun. Senator Clements (R) of the 14th LD suggests that the effort would be better spent on going after drunk drivers.
Madam Chairwoman states that what is important to her is to place all people who sell guns on the same level. She also claims that 25% - 50% of sellers at gun shows are "unlicensed dealers". I seriously doubt she has ever been to a gun show in her life.
4:09pm - The first "anti-rights" panel consists of Senator Ginny Burdick of Oregon, Bob Ricker of the fake gun group "American Hunters and Shooters", Garen Wintemute and Warren Appleton.
Senator Ginny Burdick (D) 18th LD in Oregon, led a campaign for a similar bill in Oregon. She says that it's not about guns or rights or taking away guns, it's about "crime". After she couldn't get her bill to pass in the legislature, she got it on the ballot where it passed, thanks to a large liberal contingent in the Metro-Portland, OR area.
Bob Ricker, who once worked for the NRA before he turned traitor, says that not all gun owners think like the NRA. He claims that since there are aproximately 80 million gun owners and only 4.5 million belong to the NRA, that this is proof of this. He repeats what madam chairwoman said about 25% - 50% of dealers at gun shows being unlicensed. Claims that a 2000 study shows that gun shows are a major conduit for illeagle gun "trafficing".
Garren Wintemute basically repeats the same things that Bob Ricker said.
Warren Appleton, head of the ER department at Evergreen Hospital says that he treats gun shot wounds everyday. He then plays the sympathy card and talks about the impact of "gun violence" on both the victim and the shooter. What this has to do with closing the "gunshow loophole" I'm not clear on.
Questions: Senator Karen Keiser of the 33rd LD asks if a .50 rifle can shoot down a civilian airliner. The anti's seem to agree that it is possible. One of them comments that he has a concern about "AR15's" being cut down to "pistol" size.
Madam chairwoman asks if there is concern that Oregon criminals might come to Washington gun shows now to buy guns to take back to Oregon and commit crimes with them. Ginny Burdick says that there is no data, but that they "undoubtedly" do.
4:25pm - Pro gun rights panel is up.
NRA rep Brian Judy comes out swinging and states outright that there is no "gunshow loophole" and that the bill is but the first step leading to confiscation. He says that this bill is actually about restricting private transfers. He points out that in California similar laws have lead to registration and then confiscation. The chairwoman interupts him several times during his testimony.
Ed Owens of the Hunters Heritage Council says that this bill expands the states authority. I also states that his organizations funds come from sales and auctions of firearms and that this bill would basically put them out of buisness.
Dr. Michael S. Brown points out that the Doctors are ill equiped to interpret and make gun laws. He also takes the time to refute three anti-gun studies.
Dave Workman, Senior Editor of Gun Week, assures the comittee that no .50 rifle can bring down a civillian airliner.
Senator Karen Keiser asks Brian Judy why the bill will lead to registration. He responds that everytime a gun is sold, the info is sent to the state, which is tantamount to registration.
The question is asked if a 5 day waiting period will stop gun shows. Brian Judy says that there are still gun shows in California, but that the sale of actual firearms ammount to a very small percentage. He also points out the absurdity of a 5 day waiting period at a 2 day gun show.
Madam chairwoman points out that since there are retail stores that sell guns, people will still be able to buy guns.
The question is asked why the Hunters Heritage Council would be put out of buisness.
Ed Owens responds that they aren't currently regulated as a gun show, but that this bill would change that.
Senator Clemments agress and states that he has never seen a criminal at a gunshow or event and says that they would stick out like a sore thumb.
4:46pm - Second anti panel.
Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske (I wonder if he ever found his gun?) states that background checks work and it makes sense to level the playing field. He also says that gun shows are supplying guns into Mexico. He claims that law enforcement will not have to be sent to monitor gunshows.
Officer Mike Burris from the Auburn Police Department says that most dealers are licensed and that the impact to all parties involved is minimal. A member of the committee asks if crime guns can be traced to gun shows. Police Chief Kerlikowske says that there are no statistics available to prove that is the case, but that is why we need this legislation. (huh?)
Senator Clemments can't see how law abiding citizens should be further encumbered when there isn't a problem.
Senator Holmquist asks if felons will go to gun shows to get guns instead of getting them from family and friends or stealing them? The police chief says that felons will go to gun shows.
Senator Pam Roach (R) asks Officer Burris if her personally thinks there is a problem. He says that personally, he doesn't think there is, but that this will level the playing field.
Senator Pam Roach gets into an argument with madam chairwoman afterwhich there is much applause from the audience.
Officer Mike Burris closes the panel by stating that he is pro 2nd amemndment, but is not opposed to this bill.
5:06pm - Pro rights panel.
Joe Waldron, President of the Washington Arms Collectors repeats that at his shows there is a criminal background check because the only people allowed to buy guns are members of WAC and they all have a background check done on them. He goes on to say that this bill would make his organization criminally responsible for something he has no control over and that he and his staff will resign if this bill passes. He also states that C&R dealers would have double the paperwork that they do now. He then quotes stats from Project Safe Neighborhoods that show criminals aren't getting their guns from gun shows.
Ray Carter, Founding President of Cease Fear (aka The Pink Pistols) says that as a gay man, his group is subject to a lot of harrassment. He says that this bill amounts to "harrasment" directed at gun owners. He repeats the .7% gun show gun statistic and says that this bill would criminalize gun ranges and members if the wrong number of people at the range decided they wanted to sell or trade guns on the premises. On top of that, he says that this bill will result in significant costs to the state.
Joe Horn, retired LS County Sheriffs Deputy says that Gun shows are not a "comfortable" environment for criminals and that the bill puts undo restrictions on law abiding citizens. He says that the state should enforce existing laws and that criminals will use "any" weapon available to them.
Mike McKinney, retired LA Police Officer and Vietnam Vet, says that NICS checks are not always instant in all cases. He states that Ceasefire wants to ban all guns, just like the tied off barrels of the guns on their "buttons". As madam chairwoman repeatedly tells him that his time is up, he finishes with "Legislation - Registration and Confiscation". These being the three things that historically take place.
Senator Clemments says that he wishes Senator Tom would have come to him before writing the bill, and that he doesn't think the issue has been resolved. He further states that the bill is not crafted will and he can't support it.
Madam Chariwoman appreciates that "WAC" requires background checks, but is concerned that it is only a one time check.
Joe Waldron says that members have to have their ID when at shows. He says that they don't have access to the NICS system to do checks more often on their members.
Madam chairwoman asks how many shows in Washinton that WAC puts on each year. Joe responds that WAC puts on 50% of the shows in state. He then asks if they want to put California style gun laws into Washington when California's crime rate is 2.5 times ours. This draws some murmers of complaint from the Ceasfire crowd. I reminded one of them who was old enough to know better, that the figures are per capita, which eliminates the differences in population between the states.
After this, the hearing pretty much draws to a close and everyone begins to file out.
I arrived home in Camas that evening about 8:30pm.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
I spent a good chunk of my day yesterday in Olympia trying to contact my representitives about this bill, no joy as they were all busy doing something else. I've emailed them about it so it's still good, but I would have appreciated being able to talk to them in person.
After that failed attempt I slipped into the hearing room early to get a good seat. I took notes and some (bad) pictures. I'll be blogging about this State Capitol trip later when I can get it all clearly put down in electrons.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
...from the author:
"This video got me suspended for a week! My Chief couldn't stand the truth.
Don't let the skinny guy with color in his hair fool you. It's me! This video was made in 1989 and intended for viewing by legislators during the controversy caused by the "assault weapon" rhetoric by anti-gun types.
It struck a popular chord, though, and was distributed far and wide by the NRA. I was under orders from my Chief, Joe McNamara, to state a disclaimer whenever making a public statement, on or off duty. I neglected to do that at the beginning of this film, as I thought it was for legislator's eyes only. And Joe was lying in wait. He got me!
I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to participate in this video project, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
The only thing I would add is that FA weapons aren't illeagle in most states and just require that you get approval of the BATFE and pay $200. FA weapons are very expensive however since the government decided that no NEW weapons could be imported and owned if they were made after a certain date.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Well, I finally was able to take part in a steel plate match, my first, at Clark Rifles and managed to place 3rd out of a field of 20. Not bad if I do say so myself. I shot the match with my Ruger 22/45, what an accurate little gun and a pleasure to shoot! Next month I'll try my luck again. Who knows, I might get 1st place?! I lost earlier on to the 1st place winner this match because I got nervous and forgot the greatest piece of advice I got from the 2nd place winner, "Take your time."
Up above is a photo of the three winners for January 2007. I am on the left with third, next is Jim Breen in 1st and then David Gix in 2nd.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Small-arms fire: A police officer lights a bonfire of confiscated rifles at the Lake Tanganyika stadium in Kigoma, Tanzania. Some 2,000 guns were surrendered last year under a program to rid the country of illegal weapons.
...and leave the population defenseless.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Captain Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev (March 23, 1915–December 15, 1991) was a Soviet sniper during World War II who between November 10 and December 17, 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad killed 225 soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht and other Axis armies, including 11 enemy snipers. His military rank at the time was Junior Lieutenant. By the end of the war, Zaytsev had made 242 verified kills, although some argue it might have been as many as 400.
I'm loving that Mosin-Naganty goodness. :-) This reminds me that I still need to get myself a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 Sniper rig. I also highly recommend the movie "Enemy at the Gates". Although fictionalized, it's still a pretty good story about the events in Stalingrad during WWII, and Vasily Zaytsev.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Jeff Soyer over at Alphecca performs a great fisking of this new "anti-gun" so-called scientific study, which purports to show a link to gun ownership and increase in "gun crime" (sic). Go over and give it a read and be enlightened. It's definately well worth the time!
Thanks to Blognomicon for the link.
"The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed. The past which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive; if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independant 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure."
-Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to William S. Smith, 1787
-emphasis added by me
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Saturday, January 06, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
'Primetime' Re-Creates a Famous Experiment to Understand How Ordinary People Can Perform Unthinkable Acts
I saw this tonight on TV and it is extremely scary in it's implications. Around 65% - 70% of the average populous would have no problem obeying an authority figure, no matter if they were told to do heinously illegal or immoral things. What's even scarier is if you translate that to the Police force or Military, where they are trained to obey a superior officer without question, and I'll bet the compliance rate would push over 90%.
I have a friend who constantly on his blog asks any Law Enforcement or Military reading, just how far they would go in obeying an illegal or immoral order. I think we have our answer.
Plus, couple that with this video (a big thank you to The Freeholder) produced by the government to show just how effective today's current Military weapons are at penetrating a modern building. There is literally no cover for you if the government wants you bad enough.
If the American Revolution or Civil War were to happen today they would fail. It would be over faster than a JBT could sneeze. The only way they would have a chance of succeeding is if they had the support of a large enough portion of the Military.
Good God, I am really starting to think I need a tinfoil hat now. Seriously, scary stuff, and I mean that sincerely.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Yet another shooting in a self defense free, unarmed victim zone. For the uninformed, I'm talking about a school. I just know the Brady Bunch will be howling for more gun control laws after this.
Boy, that didn't take long. A big THANK YOU! to The War on Guns for the heads up.
|You Are 60% Republican|
You aren't a full fledged Republican yet, but it's probably the party that fits you best.
You probably consider yourself an independent Republican. You usually support the party, but you also think for yourself!
|You Are 12% Democrat|
If you have anything in common with the Democrat party, it's by sheer chance.
You're a staunch conservative, and nothing is going to change that!
So, I wonder what the other 18% of me is...Libertarian? *shrug* It's just for shits and giggles anyway. Have fun!
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
John Stossel is often times a voice of reason in a sea of knee jerk emotional crap. I just found an essay by him focusing on the myths of gun control. Of course I had to submit it to digg.com. :-)
I've been a member of digg.com almost since it's inception and the amount of liberal bias and "anti" disinformation expressed by the liberal majority on that site never ceases to amaze me. It makes me worry about the future of our country to be honest. If this is the best and the brightest; the future governors of America, we're trully screwed. digg.com should have stuck to the technical news only thing instead of branching out. *sigh* It's progress I guess.
Feel free to come by and digg my submision, and if you feel like it, join in the debate I'm sure will spring up from the anti's. If you're not a member of digg.com, go ahead and join. It's always good to have some sane and rational voices to contribute.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. - Kelly DeCambra made her way through a seven-inches-an-hour snowstorm to a dingy Maine State Police garage where, among the brake parts, transmissions and a flat-bed tow truck, she hoped to find a fragment of solace.
It would come in the form of a Ruger .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk revolver, caked with blood and the memory of Ms. DeCambra's son, 21-year-old Lionel St. Hilaire, who was shot to death with it last year.
This makes as much sense to me as melting down a hammer that you clumsily smashed your thumb with. It might make you feel better, but it makes no sense at all. As with all anti-gun propaganda, this fluff piece relies on emotion instead of rational thought. How about crushing and melting down a vehicle whose owner used it to run someone over and kill them? Why not destroy a piece of machinery that someone got caught in and maimed for life or killed?
How about not punishing the tool and punishing the criminal? Wow, what a novel concept. Unless a firearm is possessed "Christine" style, I can see no logical basis for this flagrant destruction.
Monday, January 01, 2007
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL -- A teenager has been hospitalized with facial injuries caused when a bullet he found fired while held in a vice, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.
Apparently, this Darwin Award runner up found a .380 bullet beside the road. He then clamped it in a vice and pounded the primer with a screw. In doing this he managed also to shoot himself in the face. The Police and press are calling it an, wait for it, "accidental injury." Accident my ass, he had to go through quite a bit of contortions to get the bullet to fire. This ladies and gentlemen, is no accident. Maybe we'll be lucky next time and he finishs what he started.
Thanks to mAss Backwards for the story.