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5249 Wednesday, 1 November 2017:

The World Sucks

Years ago I wrote:
“'Something must be done'?” Sol shook his head. “Those four words have led to the greatest atrocities in the histories of every known race, slavery and murder on industrial scales, devastation of entire continents. No such evil can ever be completely destroyed, and we've stopped wasting treasure and blood trying. It will always exist somewhere.” Gentling his tone, he reminded her, “Your would-be slavers wore the uniforms and claimed the authority of your own government, your 'protectors.'”
At this she frowned. “And your solution is to leave everyone to fend for themselves?”
“Compared to the alternative? Absolutely.”

Well... there's your problem. And I'm stuck in one of them, parking cars for minimum wage and now getting less than twenty hours a week.

"Unfortunately, evidence is the last thing our Liberal government wants to consider when it comes to firearms."

"In October 2016, students at University of California, Berkeley created a human chain in an attempt to block black students from going to class"OH. WAIT.

The kind of people who don't want you able to defend yourself....
...Really are saying these things out loud.

Sociopaths who refuse to recognize us as human beings. We're all just cardboard cutouts on the genocide-fantasy stage-plays of their minds.


    In Lighter News

    5250 Thursday, 2 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Hypocrisy... show-business celebrities calling for NRA members, or conservatives, or whites, to be rounded up and "face a firing squad". Now there's this show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Gifted, in which human mutants, homo superior, are hunted by the United States government. Back in the 1980s I was a comicoholic, before Marvel went Social Justice and pooped all over their customers. The X-Men and associated titles were what drew me in - underdogs being hunted and persecuted. So now, now that the racist Marxist usurper is out and someone who doesn't hate America is in, Marvel, in comic books and on screens small and large, portrays an overreaching tyrannical government persecuting Certain Kinds of People, rounding them up and taking them away, and... it appears they really don't, won't, can't see the other end of that equation. Or it's all just part of their aforementioned genocide-fantasies - the kind of government powers they dream of exercising against anyone who disagrees with them, and they're forgetting to use their inside(-their-heads-)voices.

    Not unrelated, I recently had opportunity to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming and it was packed full of Social Justice lies and bigotry, including a line near the end: "...journalists, real ones, not bloggers."

    Your Ministry of Truth Moment o' the Day. The treasonous pig responsible for an Islamic terrorist entering this country blames the man trying to keep them out.

    No, really, white straight males need not apply.

    Then, Michael G. sends, "Vassar [College]: Free Speech is invalid. '...[N]ot about one’s individual, legal right to free speech, but is instead about the collective well-being of all members of our society.' Sounds kind of like the collective interpretation of the Second Amendment. Not exactly surprising that those who attack liberty would use similar methods to attack different freedoms."

    With, "Brandeis [University] cancels play Black Lives Matter objects to. 'He said calls for Brandeis to cancel the play weren’t calls for censorship.' Is that anything like, 'This is not an assault' or 'Stop resisting!'?"

    Which segues to:

  • Our "protectors" KNEW AND KEEP INVITING MORE.
  • Not suspicious.
  • At all.
  • Keep telling me how only the government can be trusted with guns.
  • They like to hurt people and that's why they become cops, Chapter MMMMMCCL.
  • "What if Home Depot had refused to rent a truck to Sayfullo Saipov?" They would have been vilified and prosecuted for discrimination, that's what.

    In Lighter News

    Milo really is on our side and saying things we ought to. Often at the actual risk of his own life.

    Important increments and precedents in Ohio.

    A while back I wrote, "His left leg was replaced with what appeared to be salvaged robot components, up to and including the hip. A control-and-power box for it was worn on a belt around his waist, with a cable running up his body to a neural-induction headband." Getting there.

    I also write about many different worlds orbiting different stars. They exist. Dunno if anyone's home on any of them, but the numbers are so big, somewhere there can't not be somebody we could sit down and talk with over a beer.

    5251 Friday, 3 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Foxtrot Mike Lima Edition!
    [3:14:38 PM] Jeffersonian: well, I just paid the rent
    [3:14:44 PM] Jeffersonian: with more than half the money I have to my name
    [3:14:59 PM] Jeffersonian: and I'm getting about a dozen hours of minimum-wage work per week now
    [3:15:03 PM] Jeffersonian: f***
    [3:15:15 PM] SMLE Fan: jeez
    [3:16:35 PM] SMLE Fan: just what sort of karma have you built up? There's being struck by lightning or being run over by a truck, after all, but instead the universe is squeezing you dry, one disaster at a time
    [3:16:57 PM] Jeffersonian: I'm kinda figuring I was a guard at Dachau in a previous incarnation

    So, yeah, it looks like Democrats really are the party of racism and terrorism.

    Timely Visual Aids.

    I intend to spend tomorrow at home with a loaded rifle. ...And a fluffy kitteh in my lap, optimally.

    Just yesterday I was talking about the Marvel brand and the concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.

    Timely Visual Aid and additional data.

    Not unrelated, prooooooooobably another fake hate crime.

    This is what you get when the government, or the unions-as-though-there's-a-difference-anymore, run the schools. The parallel to health care should be obvious to anyone who isn't a psychotic ideologue.

    Aaaaaand psychotic ideologues. And lots and lots of psychological projection.

    Speaking of brainwashed children, seriously, keep your screaming snot-wiping brat quiet and on a leash.

    And don't go to college either.

    The kind of people who don't want you able to defend yourself....

    Tell me again how restricting immigration is "racist".

    Which segues to:

  • Immigrants Contributing to Society and how did this one get out of the cage last time? "Protect and Serve" WHO?
  • Yeah,
  • we
  • already
  • know
  • who.
  • Tell me again how "law enforcement supports the Second Amendment".
  • What are we paying for here?

    In Lighter News

    Speaking of psychological projection: [whiny screech] "If everybody has guns they'll all just kill innocent bystanders"WRONG. AGAIN.

    Blogbrother SMLE Fan haz kitteh pics. (See also.) Yes, his blog was down for a couple weeks, and so was my duplicate site. At the bottom you will find links to both copies of this blog. The .NAME domain is the one least likely to go down, and the one I refer people to.

    Well, there's something you don't see every day.

    5252 Saturday, 4 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Stuck in this horrible place with nowhere to go and no way to get there....

    Visual Aid o' the Week.

    The next time you see someone holding a sign claiming to be a feminist for Islam....

    It's not a paranoid conspiracy theory if the New York Times really is accepting full-page ads to incite riots, vandalism and sedition, paid for by a National Socialist collaborator.

    Soul-Crushing Student Loan Debt....

    As for that concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything, years ago Ken Burns made an award-winning documentary about the War Between the States (aka "The Civil War") for PBS. Later he made one about the Second World War, which received criticism for being whiny and slanted. Now he's done one on Vietnam and it looks like he's openly angling for a Cronkite Award. Says one who would damn well know.

  • Remember, peasant, if you have nothing to hide....
  • Your Tax Dollars At Work, Chapter MMMMMCCLII. With more of the same just the other day. For the elebenteenth time I tell you, it's not "a few bad apples", it's the whole orchard.
  • Their system, explained.
  • I have said, every time there's a traffic accident, the police show up to rob the victims at government gunpoint, and then this happens. But don't worry, peasant, that tracking information could never fall into the wrong hands....
  • What's-the-FBI's-motto-fatigue....
  • Keep telling me how "rank-and-file street cops support the right to keep and bear arms" AND THEN BURN IN HELL YOU SADISTIC SOCIOPATH IN GOVERNMENT COSTUME.

    In Lighter News

    Speaking of PBS, this is why they don't like free speech anymore.

    Huh. That was anticlimactic.

    A while back I read Her Brother's Keeper by Mike Kupari, who also cowrote the Dead Six series with Larry Correia. I found Kupari's standalone work to be quite good and it appears there is a sequel, Sins of Her Father, for which I am first in the library hold queue. Also first for Drake's next RCN, Though Hell Should Bar the Way.

    Show and chat every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.

    5253 Sunday, 5 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Okay, so, last month some unknown nut mowed down innocent human beings in a conservative entertainment venue,
    and his house got burglarized
    and a security guard went to Mexico
    and a woman who survived died of... something
    and a couple who survived died in a fiery car crash
    and one of the venue managers died of... something
    and there's all kinds of evidence missing or not adding up
    and the authorities' official story keeps changing
    and then it disappears from the media-enemy

    In Lighter News

    5254 Monday, 6 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Still not a Republican NRA member with a MAGA hat.
    But we'll get blamed for it as usual,


    Looks like it's not okay to be white in Baltimore and which party, with their race-baiting and welfare handouts stolen from the productive class, has been running that city for how many decades?

    Government "health" "care" has never been about either of those things.

    While, as if on cue, on the other end of the equation, Immigrants Contributing to Society.

    The media lies. All the time, about everything. (Sharyl Attkisson, by the way, is the only "mainstream" journalist to take any significant notice of Project Gunwalker, or give any credit at all to Codrea and Vanderboegh.)

    Which segues to:

  • Bears repeating: "...[A] very long line of suspicious deaths and disappearances surrounding the Las Vegas shooting."
  • "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated"OH. WAIT.
  • And the next time you happen across one of these ambush sites, remember yet more back-shooting murderers with badges.
  • Why do we even have police?
  • What are we paying for here?

    In Lighter News

    Texas Attorney General recommends citizens carry weapons for self-defense. Which is not what we've come to expect from that kind. Well, he has to change his own state's laws to allow the thing he's recommending, doesn't he? Texas state law prohibits legal self-defense in churches and Ken Paxton is the highest law enforcement officer in Texas.

    Thank the gods Hillary didn't win. I, and most of the people reading this, would be in a konzentrationslager by now.

    Just a thought:

    5255 Tuesday, 7 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    "...[I]f you don't want to propagate more mass murders...." Well, there's the problem.


    "...[P]rogressives... screeched that there are too many dangerous people with guns, and at the same time accused anyone who wants to carry a gun for self protection of being a paranoid loon." Which I observed just a few days ago.

    Republican NRA member gets drunk, shoots at random people on highwayOH WAIT IT'S IMMIGRANTS CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY AGAIN.

    Looks like it's not okay to be white in South Africa.

    To which dot connect, a couple days ago I linked a hate crime which I reckoned was fake and I was right, again.

  • Many times I've observed, any cop who tries to not be an evil kleptomaniacal pathologically-lying serial-rapist child-pornographer back-shooting murderer is driven out and destroyed, and the same applies to any member of the Democrat party who doesn't worship the almighty State and condemn any measure of personal responsibility.
  • To which dot connect, violently psychotic college professors physically assault students and get away with it. "Protect and Serve" WHO?
  • By which I also mean, from the place where Britain used to be, Michael G. observes, "One girl was taken to court for being 'racially abusive' when she tried to report the man who was sexually abusing her." I warned you this sort of thing would happen.
  • And whose fault is that?
  • The FBI's Motto....
  • ...And a little perspective.

    In Lighter News

    It bears repeating that a good guy wth a gun really did stop a bad guy with a gun. And not for the first time. Now think about all the anti-self-defense perverts who propose, promote, vote for, or enforce any "law" prohibiting what these American heroes did.

    5256 Wednesday, 8 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    "Gun owners turned out in a big way for Trump. Why should we take his appointing a gun-grabber to an important post over military health care without letting him know that’s wrong — and why?"

    Oh look yet another fake hate crime. Because there aren't enough real ones.

    And there were no mass shootings. We're not the ones who changed.

    They are all so f***ing ignorant....

    Tell me again how "real communism has never been tried".

    Michael G. asks, "Remember when it was homophobic to think that you could teach a child to become gay? And to suggest that gay men and women wanted to do just that?"

    Which segues to, what if "Pizzagate" is not a paranoid conspiracy theory?

    Which segues to Immigrants
    to Society,

  • Which segues to, any cop who tries to actually apprehend illegal immigrant criminals is driven out and destroyed.
  • When I see a cop, I see monsters who like to hurt people and lie about it because they expect to get away with it.
  • But tell me again how only these sadistic sociopaths can be trusted with guns.
  • These are the unstable freaks in black robes who sit in judgment over us.
  • Quite some time ago blogbrother SMLE Fan said something like, "They will stand on the gallows with the nooses around their necks, and they will have no idea how they got there."
  • Maybe Kansas isn't such a great place to escape to after all. The other day it was roadside ambushes and now this hypocrisy: "Officers are monitoring public places where you see it from public viewing. It’s just a way for officers to enhance their abilities to protect the community and improve traffic safety and also improve officer safety." Says one of the same sociopaths who can't stand being recorded by its taxpaying employer-victims, and whose dashboard or body cameras "mysteriously" "malfunction" with such regularity.
  • Thousands of arrests for free speech in Britain and the same kind of thing in Germany and what "law" would you not enforce?

    In Lighter News

    I linked the video when it came out, but the Ghost Gunner 2, to finish 80% 1911 (and Glock...) frames, bears repeating.

    Important SCOTUS action from Florida.

    Comeback o' the Week.

    The next time you hear a Polish joke....

    That moment when the psychotic control freaks realize they're surrounded by psychotic control freaks.

    Blogbrother SMLE Fan observes gaming YouTube censorship.

    5257 Thursday, 9 November 2017:

    The World Sucks


    "Gun control failed to keep us safe."

    "The memes and the lies were all prepped and ready...."


    Massive Vote Fraud From the Grave!

    Oh look, yet another "disappearance" linked to the Clinton crime family.

    RINO backstabbing, Chapter MMMMMCCLVII.

    Astute Observation o' the Day.

  • Only government agents can be trusted with guns and how, and why, does a gumshoe g-man have a six thousand dollar Rolex?
  • WoGged again....

    In Lighter News

    An increment in Michigan, which has also had some Constitutional Carry action recently.

    5258 Friday, 10 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    That feeling when the probably-leftist athiest wife-and-child-beating puppy-torturing monster with an eee-vill AR15 is stopped by a conservative Christian NRA member with an AR15. As further proof of the concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.

    Likewise, Fake Hate Crime-fatigue.

    But they really believe.

    And they really do want to murder us all. Which I have observed within walking distance of my hovel.

    Quislings in country music now.

    "Global" "Warming" MY ASS, Chapter MMMMMCCLVIII. Surprised NA$A let that one slip through to the public....

    Speaking of a tax-eating bureaucracy more concerned with lesbian interns and Muslim outreach than with the words in its very own name, they need to get the hell out of the way of getting us off this rock before it kills us all.

    Enemy advances in Virginia-of-all-places, but VCDL isn't giving up. They've had considerable successes before, with national implications. (Also, perspective.)

    To which dot connect massive vote fraud and TRUMP GODSDAMMIT WTF

    Aaaaand the place where Sweden used to be is indistinguishable from any other barbaric Islamic cesspit.

    Years ago I wrote, "The last of the productive class was effectively enslaved to prop up the non-workers, whose 'votes' kept the regime in power." And I was right, again.

  • "Maybe gun arrests [in Baltimore] aren’t really down. Maybe they had been artificially inflated by crooked cops." Just as crooked cops in the places where Britain, Germany, Sweden and Australia used to be are artificially deflating crime statistics to hide how terrible their countries have become between the rock of unrestricted immigration and the hard place of prohibiting legal self-defense. "It sounds like this 'elite' task force was primarily being run as a shakedown operation." How many times in these pages have I said, or linked examples, that most "police" "work" consists of robbing people at government gunpoint?
  • By which I mean the next time you see blue lights in the mirror.
  • And the next time you see a TSA uniform.
  • "The only way you're going to get those people's firearms is to murder them first" and that's just what some of these costumed sociopaths spend their shifts fantasizing about.
  • A couple years ago I witnessed an act of domestic terrorism. A month ago there was another and now more of the same. Like I said a long time ago.
  • What order would you not obey?

    In Lighter News

    Vanderboegh Lives.

    5259 Saturday, 11 November 2017:

    It's Veterans Day.
    Veterans are the only government employees
    who have earned my tax dollars.

    The World Sucks

    Tell me again how there's no conspiracy to take my guns.

    Michael Z. Williamson offers a further example.

  • Just the other day professional racists were saying out loud that preventing theft is racist and now Michael G. sends 'Oberlin continues to “bully and financially strangle a century-old local business for refusing to succumb to the College’s demand that Gibson’s ignore student shoplifting”'. Which side do you think the unstable freaks in black robes will be on?
  • Adam Kraut of TheGunCollective has important warnings about gotcha-laws on Indian reservations. Never trust a cop of any kind.
  • This almost belongs in Lighter News, except for the constantly-demonstrated incompetence of the "Only Ones" who are supposed to have guns. And wasn't their activity the very textbook definition of entrapment? For which they damn well ought to have been shot anyway.

    In Lighter News

    Second Front action in Idaho. I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.

    5260 Sunday, 12 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    I'm suddenly reminded of another anniversary.

    "Rape culture"....

  • A reader sends: "File this under civilizational entropy. Short version: 'troubled teens' in Flint [Michigan] amused themselves for months by congregating on a bridge over the freeway and throwing bricks and concrete blocks at drivers. Police did absolutely nothing until they finally succeeded and killed someone. This sort of thing is why people drive around Flint, Detroit, Saginaw, and a number of other municipalities rather than through, if they travel near those areas at all. They will get away with it. The prosecutors' office has already tipped its hand by charging them with manslaughter--which is, legally, a term for wrongful death resulting from negligence, rather than the planned and premeditated murder that they carried out. In the event that any of them goes to juvey it'll only be for a year or two and then they'll be back out on the streets, almost certainly with an expunged record [so they can more easily get jobs, because "fairness"] (and you know neither names nor faces of the accused would have been published if they weren't white). This will accomplish nothing to deter copycat cinderblock-throwers, but, of course, it's not supposed to. It's a good thing they didn't get caught handing out copies of the Constitution on a Michigan college campus. They could have gotten in real trouble." Again I ask, "Protect and Serve" WHO? What are we paying you costumed sociopaths for? Why do we even have police if they spend most of their time preying on their employers and ignoring the non-costumed thugs they were hired to protect us from?
  • "Oh yeah, and they finally offered public hearings on the matter [of arbitrarily and ex post facto banning firearm accessories without even the pretense of due process]... after the bill was already sent to the [Massachusetts] governor." That's the system they keep telling us to "work within". Anyone who is a part of creating, maintaining, or enforcing that system is the real criminal.
  • "The global history of mass shootings demonstrates that the vast majority of these crimes are perpetrated in places where citizen firearms ownership is close to nil." Like we've been telling everyone for years. Anyone who enforces any such law, any government-costumed thief and thug who ever enforced any law against the owning or carrying of arms, is the real monster.

    In Lighter News

    MidWestReader sends range report:
    "I went to one local indoor range and tried the HK VP40 they had for rent, with 50 rounds of Winchester white-box 180gr FMJ.
    "I previously found the recoil of a VP9 to be surprisingly snappy for a 9mm. The VP40 might possibly have a slightly lower bore axis. It was not difficult to shoot at all. The trigger is Glock-ish, with maybe a little less takeup, but a longer reset, and a good tactile reset that you can feel easily while wearing gloves. At seven yards it shoots about 3" low and 2" left for me. After warming up and doing a little rapid fire--as much as you can with 50 rounds and 13 round mags--I made ten head shots, fast. I was pleased with the resulting ten round group, except for its location.
    "The VP40, like the VP9, has a trigger that's usable, though not by any means great, with a lot of takeup and a somewhat mushy release. Recoil is not at all objectionable, though standard-pressure 180s in .40 generally have less snap to them than 165s or 155s moving fast, possibly because the 180s are so long and take up so much internal volume inside the case that there is less space left for the powder charge. The .40, like the 9mm, is not a terribly roomy case, of course. I can live with the trigger, and the finger grooves on the frame aren't nearly as objectionable as those on a Glock 19 or 23. I loathe the pivoting magazine release, though, and would have had a better opinion of the design with a conventional button type release. Also, in a full-size service pistol, magazines holding only thirteen rounds of .40 are a bit of anachronism these days. The magazines themselves are a bit easier to load than Glock or M&P .40 mags, but have sharp edges and corners at the top. I am told H&K's engineers decided thirteen rounds of .40 was probably enough, just as fifteen are in the VP9, and the magazines themselves have what is by current standards a rather tall magazine follower, in order to reduce wear and tear on the spring and preserve the magazine reliability in the long term. It is an all-steel magazine, unlike the polymer magazine tube the .40 caliber USP uses, but the capacity is the same."


    "Speaking of .40 and magazine capacity, there was a sobering incident of which I've read a bit at ARFCOM. I am not entirely certain of the location of the incident, but it was a firefight between a state trooper and a rather loathsome individual armed with some kind of cheap potmetal .380. The state trooper may have thought it was a routine traffic stop, but the driver, it developed, was wanted on felony murder charges and not willing to go quietly, so after exiting the vehicle, he produced his pistol and began shooting. It is noteworthy, in my opinion, that the state trooper, armed with a Glock 22, expended thirty-one rounds in a great hurry at conversational distance, hitting the other fellow twenty-two or twenty-three times. Some of these hits were peripheral, but sixteen or seventeen were solid torso hits, within the body cavity. Numerous expanded bullets were recovered, some in the recipient's clothing on his opposite side. Not all bullets were recovered but all exit wounds were described as ragged in character in a manner consistent with proper expansion. The state trooper's marksmanship was not wholly lacking, and one would expect sixteen or seventeen modern .40 caliber hollowpoint bullets scattered across center mass to solve any problem one might hope to solve with a pistol. Penetration to vitals was adequate in all cases--but the fellow with the potmetal .380 had no unusual drugs in his system, nor does he appear to have had any large amount of alcohol. Rather, he appears to have been just that determined to stay in the fight, just that determined not to go back to prison. He had six rounds in the .380 and no spare mags or ammo, and only hit the state trooper once--in the neck, not covered by his body armor, causing him to bleed to death several minutes later, leaving behind a wife and young children at home. Additional cops arrived and had to catch and subdue the bad guy, who had so much metal in his body by this point that you'd think the sheer weight of all that lead should have slowed him down at least a little, and handcuff him before they could get him into the ambulance; apparently he was still fighting when they got him into the operating room. Supposedly he died a few days later from complications after surgery.
    "This is sobering. The International Wound Ballistics Association currently recommends the .40 caliber as the minimum suitable for general duty or carry issue, and recommends a magazine capacity of at least fifteen. I suppose Jeff Cooper would say this was a situation calling for application of the Mozambique Drill as a tactic. Still and all, he soaked up sixteen or seventeen solid torso hits with a modern service caliber handgun, using hollowpoint bullets that appear to have performed to spec and as designed, and he wasn't even drunk or on drugs. It's rather chilling, and recalls the April 1986 'Miami Massacre,' and the manner in which Mr. Platt, the bank robber and possible serial killer, absorbed multiple .38 and 9mm hollowpoints without so much as flinching and kept on fighting right up until he bled out and died. It brings to mind zombie stories.
    "It brings to mind an incident in Florida this spring, censored video of which was briefly on Youtube, of an intoxicated and possibly mentally ill individual basically committing suicide-by-cop, taunting the police with a rifle until one of them gave him a neat pattern of #00 buckshot right across his A-zone. I was struck by the way, despite the tight pattern made by 12 gauge buckshot at conversational distances, despite the fact that given its placement he shouldn't have had a heart any more (though I have seen no autopsy results), and that I would have expected at least a pellet or two to strike his spinal column as well, he did NOT collapse. I wonder whether 27 pellet #4 buck would have had a greater chance of striking his spine or otherwise doing something more immediately incapacitating, but I never thought there could be that much of a difference. Instead of falling down as one might expect, he dropped the rifle and staggered back and forth shouting obscenities. He was still fighting when they put the cuffs on him, though he died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Had he wanted to fight he could have, and he continued to talk and react and move purposefully for some minutes. That's a little terrifying.
    "I suppose what we can conclude from this is that 'stopping power' is a myth, and we should plan on needing to keep on shooting, and possibly on needing to be able to make head shots."


    "I also had an opportunity to try a fullsize S&W M&P .45. This one had the worst trigger I've ever felt on a striker-fired pistol, which is saying something--lots of takeup, a heavy mushy break, and a mushy reset that I couldn't quite feel or time well, so that I ended up having to let the trigger go all the way forward between shots in order to get the next shot off reliably. Also, the magazines are advertised as holding ten rounds but without a magazine loading tool I could only get nine in--the magazine springs are VERY stout. Research afterwards reveals that this is common with M&P .45 mags before they break in, and it can take some hundreds of rounds before you can get all ten in. I didn't get a picture because I was disappointed with how I shot it. Recoil is not bad at all, and it's not fatiguing to shoot, but I was flinching pretty badly because I tried a new range in [redacted], one with stamped sheetmetal 'diamond plate' dividers between the lanes, which were in a long narrow room with concrete walls and floor. I was set up and trying to shoot beside a fellow shooting an M4 carbine. Every time he touched that thing off all the lane dividers rang like gongs--and so did my skull." [I'm reminded of an unpleasant experience I had at an indoor range many years ago, where someone a few lanes over was using an Automag III in .30 Carbine. It felt like my eyeballs were clicking together.] "The M&P .45 was reliable, for fifty rounds of factory ball ammo, except for the mags holding one round less than they were supposed to. It was still one or two rounds more than most fullsize 1911s. I suppose an aftermarket trigger might help, and if I found a used one and the price was right, I would at least consider it, 9+1 capacity or no."

    5261 Monday, 13 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Long crappy day at work.
    F*** the world I wanna get off.

    Even more RINO backstabbing.

    The next time someone tells you how awesome that latest movie was....

    Immigrants Contributing to Society. It's not "Islamophobic" if it's true.

    With ever more of the same.

    Well here's the most racist thing I've heard today.

    I no longer regret never having served in the military.

    I'm not religious, but I have said, a person who cannot defend himself is an object of pity, while one who will not is an object of revulsion.

    F*** NA$A, Chapter MMMMMCCLXI. Get out of the way.

  • Remember, peasant, only police can be trusted with guns.
  • Because they have all that training.
  • "...[H]undreds of domestic abusers in our area hold onto their guns, in spite of court orders" and how many of them also have badges? Tell me again how there's "no conspiracy to take my guns" and "police in this country will never go door to door confiscating guns" on made-up charges and outright lies.
  • The Official Story really isn't adding up. It's not paranoia if they've done it before.
  • "Protect and Serve" WHO?

    In Lighter News


    5262 Tuesday, 14 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Yes, Fudd, that means grandpa's Woodsmaster too.

    We're not the ones hurting people. We're the ones getting blamed and punished for crimes committed by the same people who accuse us.

    And yes, they really would, in so many of their own words, rather see more innocent people murdered than allow any of us to defend ourselves. -I know, it'll be waved away as Yet Another Biden Gaffe, he meant the probably-leftist athiest who probably voted for him, but no, some things you just can't spin.

    In further support of which,
    last month I made this meme:

    and I was right, again.

    To automatically believe sexual assault allegations against leftists and disbelieve them against conservatives is not hypocrisy. It's statistics.

    It's also toxic feminism.

    Speaking of damned inconvenient truths.

    Blogbrother SMLE Fan observes industrial protectionism. -I'm reminded of the pogrom against robots and artificial intelligences in Frank Herbert's Dune. Which in turn bears upon my own work.

    Government-school brainwashing in the place where Britain used to be.

    (And right here at home as usual.)

    Which segues to the place where France used to be.

    But remember, peasant, keeping immigrants out is "racist".

  • How many times in a row did their system fail?
  • And why should we obey laws that are obviously being enforced only when some power-tripper damn well feels like it? Yeah I'm waiting for charges of speeding, reckless driving, and assault with a deadly weapon, against Stephen Willeford and Johnnie Langendorff. Because some costumed sociopath has to make his quota.
  • A little perspective on those unstable freaks in black robes.
  • Or anything with a badge.
  • What if they really are not paranoid conspiracy theories?
  • The FBI's motto.
  • Hey quick which party has been running Chicago for how many decades?
  • Hey quick which party has been running Baltimore for how many decades?
  • "No person shall... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law"OH. WAIT.

    In Lighter News

    Long past time we had a warrior in charge of the War Department.

    "Republicans are the party of white supremacy"OH. WAIT.

    5263 Wednesday, 15 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

    The other day was a report that the US Army was relaxing barriers to enlistment for people suffering mental illness and it looks like that was a lie. And Old Media wonders why we don't trust them anymore.

    RINO backstabbing, Chapter MMMMMCCLXIII.

    Meanwhile on campus, Michael G. sends, "UVA to reduce sanctions on lying, cheating, stealing. While the sanctions against actions that can be objectively proven or disproven will be reduced they will still come down like a ton of bricks on purely subjective offenses. Starting wages at the law firm of Dewey, Cheatam and Howe must be going through the floor since they will have such a huge pool to choose from."

    And that's what you get for your soul-crushing debt.

    Toxic feminism....

    Real communism has never been tried....



  • In Texas, decent people stop monsters. In California, decent people are robbed and kidnapped by their "protectors" if they try to defend themselves and the monsters know it. "Protect and Serve" WHO?
  • Because those are Gun Control Success Stories!
  • Well it sure as hell ain't us they're "serving" and "protecting". Remember this the next time some sniveling coward tells you to never take matters into your own hands and always leave things to the authorities.
  • And the next time you see blue lights in your mirror, remember this.
  • And all their "brothers and sisters in blue" who get their own pieces of the action.
  • But always remember, peasant, only police can be trusted with guns. Because we need them to protect us from drunk drivers.
  • Likewise, for years I daydreamed of leaving this horrible place and starting my life over in Wyoming, and then I started thinking about Kansas but that's shaping up to be an unsafe place for decent people. Texas maybe. There are at least two real American men left there....
  • Chuck Schumer promoted an immigrant visa program which brought the New York truck massacre immigrant into this country. Hillary Clinton invites rapists.
  • "...[W]e would never do that." Think about the kind of people who would.

    In Lighter News

    Increments in Michigan. It's still wrong to demand extortionate permission to exercise a natural human right, but that right can be taken back a piece at a time, the same way it was stolen.

    5264 Thursday, 16 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Can't Get Ahead Edition!
    [1:45:25 PM] Jeffersonian: balancing on the financial razor edge of homelessness :(
    [1:46:47 PM] SMLE Fan: not to worry: you'll set up FTE before then (Fluffy Tux Exterminators) and there won't be a rodent or skwrrl in Portland
    [1:47:13 PM] SMLE Fan: CALL 1-800-NYA for a free estimate!
    [1:47:52 PM] Jeffersonian: Fees! Licenses! Bribes! Kickbacks! And I'll be required, at government gunpoint, to hire an overweight physically-challenged immigrant Muslim trans-lesbian kitteh of color with a felony record.
    [1:48:06 PM] Jeffersonian: f***
    [1:48:19 PM] Jeffersonian: not a lot to laugh about here
    [1:48:27 PM] Jeffersonian: today I was driving in an auto auction
    [1:48:35 PM] Jeffersonian: four different auctions around town so far
    [1:48:42 PM] Jeffersonian: this one was an insurance auction
    [1:48:45 PM] Jeffersonian: Sad Broken Things
    [1:49:25 PM] Jeffersonian: just got a call from the temp service
    [1:49:41 PM] Jeffersonian: they want me to go back to one of the others tomorrow
    [1:49:48 PM] Jeffersonian: for transporting - shuffling cars across town
    [1:49:57 PM] Jeffersonian: I don't like that particular outfit
    [1:50:47 PM] Jeffersonian: usually disorganized, often unsafe
    [1:51:52 PM] SMLE Fan: it's better than sitting here waiting for someone with a broken computer to call....and then finding out that, as usual, I'm dealing with someone who should've been tested (and rejected) for any sort of aptitude concerning advanced and complicated electronics
    [1:52:07 PM] Jeffersonian: [commiseration]

    Yes, Fudd, that means grandpa's thirty-thirty too and even your muzzleloader.

    Authorized Journalists....

    To which dot connect, Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends the genocidal hypocrisy o' the day: "They really want us to die. And from the same individual, more detail. Note that, despite telling everyone else not to have kids, he has a child of his own. I feel fairly certain that advocating for the self-imposed extinction of humanity should probably be classed as a mental disorder. Note as well that the plans he suggest allow wealthy liberals to buy the rights to have children, and that he advocates open borders to replace the population loss caused by his plan." No wonder they don't want us to have guns.

    Hey quick what's Google's motto?

    Immigrants Contributing to Society....

  • Which segues to "Protect and Serve" WHO?
  • To which dot connect, I have asked, can't they both lose? Thugs in one kind of costume and thugs in another kind, how about they wipe each other out so the decent people can go back to work?
  • Didn't I just say that to believe sexual assault allegations against leftists and disbelieve them against conservatives is not hypocrisy, it's statistics. These are the people who make the "laws" we're all supposed to obey.
  • And who enforces those "laws"? Staggering ignorami, that's who.
  • But tell me again how "law enforcement supports the Second Amendment."
  • Oh, yeah, these are the people who should have a monopoly on violence.
  • So a while back came the story of Carol Bowne, whose blood is as much on the hands of her extortionate bureaucrat "protectors" as on the scum who actually murdered her. Michael G. now sends the same kind of thing in a different field. Just as I wrote years ago, "Government poisons everything it touches, and always has." Never trust anyone who works in government. They consider their pensions to be worth more than our lives. We are not real to those sociopaths, we're only cardboard cutout props in the stage-plays of their minds.
  • And as if on cue.
  • What "law" would you
  • selectively enforce?
  • "Nobody wants to take your guns." What order would you not obey?

    In Lighter News

    Star Trek phasers and Star Wars blasters and lightsabers - what kind of batteries are those thing supposed to use? Likewise I wrote "Energy-storage had improved vastly since the Escape; the Casetti M437 plasma pistol Danner and much of the crew usually wore carried 27 standard charges of 1.3 kilojoules each. The New Texas Arms MkLX rifle, Marine Corps issue, carried fifty charges of 6.4kJ in the standard configuration...." And: "...[W]earing only a railgun pistol and a simple cutlass." Working on it.

    It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Crazy Cat Dudes Edition!
    [2:00:05 PM] SMLE Fan: the Kitten has figured out Laundry Day: a load of wash comes out of the dryer and suddenly grows a cat
    [2:00:21 PM] Jeffersonian: nya
    [2:01:26 PM] SMLE Fan: I leave the back door open a bit (because I worry that I'm not spoiling them sufficiently) so he can perch atop the warmth and still keep an eye on Teh Owtsied
    [2:02:09 PM] Jeffersonian: SKWIREL [digs in for launch, laundry roostertail suspended in air]
    [2:03:25 PM] SMLE Fan: nope, the skwwrlz know that coming into the yard is a one-way trip (nomnomnomnom), so birds, bugs and anything capable of flight is on the target list
    [2:03:44 PM] Jeffersonian: u need to make moar PeTA-enraging videos
    [2:04:20 PM] SMLE Fan: Pets Eeting Taystee Aminalz
    [2:04:22 PM] Jeffersonian: "You could save fifteen percent by switching toAAIIIIEEEEEE"
    [2:05:56 PM] SMLE Fan: the lizzerds are now hanging out on the cieling of the porch....Deathwalker knows there's a way to get them, but hasn't yet figured it out
    [2:07:28 PM] SMLE Fan: He's already dealt with the stupid and careless ones....I'm afraid he's giving rise to an improved species of s00perlizzerds
    [2:07:51 PM] Jeffersonian: Selection Wars - the Evolutionary Battlefield
    [2:08:04 PM] SMLE Fan: why do that when he can sit next to the screen door and holler for me to do so?
    [2:08:21 PM] Jeffersonian: NYAAAAaaaAAAAAaaAAA!!!!
    [2:09:12 PM] SMLE Fan: as it is, I'm pretty sure that Science doesn't have a measurement to define the interval between the lizzerd hitting the deck and Himself pouncing on it
    [2:10:13 PM] SMLE Fan: "nanopounce"

    5265 Friday, 17 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

    Think about the kind of people
    who don't want you
    able to defend yourself.

    Think about the kind of people who say only the government should provide health care.

    They're the same people.

    By which people I mean,
    years ago I made this meme:

    and I was right, again.

    Michael G. sends, "Refugee influx in Germany followed by jump in violence with knives. But they all are 'isolated incidents' so no conclusions can be drawn."

    David Codrea makes further comparisons, and so does my screennamesake.

    And Old Media wonders why we don't trust them anymore.

    Speaking of trust, blogbrother SMLE Fan has issues with the technologies we all allow in our homes and even carry in our pockets.

    And then everyone stabs us in the back.

    Herschel Smith observes that other George Orwell novel intended as a warning and misinterpreted as an instruction manual.

    F*** the NFL. And as has been observed, '...[I]f the intent is to protest “police brutality,” the collectivists never seem to see the disconnect with one of their other key platforms, making sure that police are the “Only Ones” with guns.'

    Which segues to:

  • Only police
  • can be trusted with guns!
  • Because they have all that training!
  • Remember, peasant, work within their system!

    In Lighter News

    One of the best lines I ever heard in a movie was in The Patriot, when Rene Auberjonois' character said, "A shepherd must tend his flock. And at times... fight off the wolves."

    In my fictional future history I write about a lot of planets around different stars. They do exist. Probably not where and how I describe them, that's artistic license, but some of them, somewhere, can't not have People We Can Talk With on them.

    It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Alternate History Edition!
    [6:16:06 PM] Jeffersonian: remember that post you had a couple years ago about how Iowa and Yamato never faced off except you were unclear in the specifics
    [6:16:08 PM] Jeffersonian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZoj7LVODv0
    [6:16:21 PM] Jeffersonian: oh, never mind, it's from a game
    [6:34:26 PM] SMLE Fan: battleship duels were few and far between, and Iowa vs. Yamato would, at the least, have made for about elebenty movies
    [6:34:56 PM] SMLE Fan: Toshiro Mifune vs. John Wayne for sure
    [6:35:09 PM] Jeffersonian: "POUR IT TO 'EM!"
    [6:36:27 PM] Jeffersonian: the anime industry needs to make that particular piece of alternate history
    [6:37:31 PM] SMLE Fan: indeed, if for no other reason than I want to hear "Pilgrim" in nihongo
    [6:37:40 PM] Jeffersonian: where would the departure point be though? Samar? Yamato successfully repels the Leyte landings? Okinawa? Yamato was never detected on her last mission?
    [6:38:17 PM] Jeffersonian: her captain sees an opportunity, doesn't beach the ship, seizes Allied fuel stores, continues the fight
    [6:39:03 PM] SMLE Fan: I'd start with Taffy 3 failing, but then again, I know far more of this stuff than your usual Merkin
    [6:42:48 PM] SMLE Fan: and furthering the dive into the weeds, who would you detach from the ship to man the pumps and provide for perimeter security? How many AA guns would you take offline to provide the men for that? You'd need to raid the engineering spaces, but how long can you operate a ship like that when your guys below decks are doing 12 hour shifts to make up the shortfall?
    [6:43:50 PM] Jeffersonian: suspense! tension! the ticking clock! the ever-mounting risk of discovery!
    [6:45:10 PM] SMLE Fan: plus, who do you p!ss off? Whichever way the script resolves, you're gonna have some ticked-off movie goers

    5266 Saturday, 18 November 2017:

    The World Sucks

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    Then, "A left-leaning Canadian campus group admitted to using anti-Semitic attacks to remove a Jewish student from his student government position." But they call us "Nazis".

    They are all so ignorant and lying....

    Immigrants, Contributing to Society....

  • Didn't there used to be laws again usury? How do the monsters imposing AND COLLECTING these "fees" not deserve to be hung by the neck until dead, their rotting corpses on public display as warnings to future generations?
  • And let me remind you that the same kind of thing is happening all over.
  • "...[A] million people in armed rebellion.... 'Impossible to enforce' is only scratching the surface." What "law" would you not enforce? What order would you not obey? IS YOUR PENSION WORTH MORE THAN YOUR LIFE?

    In Lighter News

    In my fictional future history I postulate extended lifespans. Working on that too.

    Show and chat every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.

    I wish to acquire this very particular gas block:

    It is used by Windham Weaponry on some of their barrels, uppers, and complete rifles. They have told me it is not available separately.

    This gas block has:
    a Picatinny rail at the SAME HEIGHT as the upper receiver rail;
    and a bayonet lug;
    and a conventional sling swivel;
    and it is pinned to the barrel instead of using set- or clamp-screws.

    If you have one, for example taken off a Windham rifle which has been reconfigured, I WILL PAY MONEY FOR IT. Please contact me by clicking "comment" below.

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