RIFLEMAN'S JOURNAL - 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
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:
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.
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
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".
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.
Stuck in this horrible place with nowhere to go and no way to get there....
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.
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.
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
[UPDATE: and then another survivor died in a hit-and-run]
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
AND NOW IT STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN.
AS THOUGH CERTAIN PEOPLE WERE EXPECTING IT.
Still not a Republican NRA member with a MAGA hat.
But we'll get blamed for it as usual,
DESPITE TWO OF OUR KIND WHO STOPPED HIM.
GUN-FREE ZONE. AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHOSE FAULT IS THAT?
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.)
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:
"...[I]f you don't want to propagate more mass murders...." Well, there's the problem.
GENOCIDE IS NOT HYPERBOLE.
"...[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.
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.
"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
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.
IT'S STILL NOT REPUBLICAN NRA MEMBERS WITH MAGA HATS SLAUGHTERING EACH OTHER IN CHICAGO AND NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
"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.
An increment in Michigan, which has also had some Constitutional Carry action recently.
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.
It's Veterans Day.
Veterans are the only government employees
who have earned my tax dollars.
Tell me again how there's no conspiracy to take my guns.
Michael Z. Williamson offers a further example.
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.
I'm suddenly reminded of another anniversary.
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."
Long crappy day at work.
F*** the world I wanna get off.
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.
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".
Long past time we had a warrior in charge of the War Department.
"Republicans are the party of white supremacy"OH. WAIT.
"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.
Real communism has never been tried....
BUT THEY CALL US "RACIST".
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.
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
[1:49:05 PM] Jeffersonian: AND I'M RIDING THE BUS AND CAN'T GO TO RIFLE PRACTICE
[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
[1:50:52 PM] Jeffersonian: BUT THERE'S NOTHING ELSE AND I NEED THE MONEY GODSDAMMIT
[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]
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....
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
[2:03:53 PM] SMLE Fan: DON'T FORGET TEH LIZZERDS
[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
[2:07:11 PM] Jeffersonian: HOOMIN! GRAFT UR THUMBS ONTO ME SO I MAY SMACK THEM WIF A BROOMSTICK!
[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
[2:09:37 PM] Jeffersonian: ONE POINT TWENTY-ONE KITTEHSECONDS
[2:10:13 PM] SMLE Fan: "nanopounce"
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.
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.'
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
[6:45:34 PM] Jeffersonian: DAMMIT WE SHOULD BE GETTING PAID FOR THIS
Michael G. sends, an FBI agent "TO BE FOUND SOON HAVING COMMITTED SUICIDE WITH THREE BULLETS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD".
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....
In my fictional future history I postulate extended lifespans. Working on that too.
We're not the ones hurting people. Why are we the only ones getting punished?
Brother Milo weilds the cluebat. But will anyone listen?
And it's not like we don't have anything to fight with, if Democrats really are the party of child-rape and regular rape too. In my fictional future history these would be hanging, or getting your heart ripped out of your chest by a power-armored Marine, offenses. Instead these monsters rise to positions of power and influence and dictate how we should live?
A hundred competitors to put NA$A completely out of business. Yes, even these.
Michael G. sends: "You and See Emily Play were talking about an Alt History where Iowa fought Yamato. You might be interested in this scenario based on Halsey actually detaching Task Force 34 under Lee to guard the San Bernadino strait while taking the carriers after the Japanese Northern Force. The author posits a pre-dawn / early morning action, and gives plausible reasons for it, but it is also to limit the battle to gunfire and torpedoes. If you take the same scenario but have it light enough for air power to bear, adding the aircraft of Taffy 1, 2 and 3 to Admiral Lee's force gives him an overwhelming advantage. Having someone animate this like the British vs Japan action you linked might be interesting." According to Wiki, Iowa and New Jersey were present, and even sent in the direction of the Center Force off Samar.
Parking other people's cars
for minimum wage...
and not even getting much of that.
Speaking of New York, Michael G. sends: "New Yorker: Look what those awful conservatives are causing leftists to do. The most childish form of projection, the most blatant way to reverse victim and offender." Like I said.
To which psychopathic dot connect, socialists care so much about the poor they refuse to participate in a food drive if conservatives also participate. Remember that the next time they demand we be more "bipartisan".
Because they really do hate us and want us to die.
And the ivory-tower, gated-community, Beltway RINOs are the lesser evil how exactly?
The kind of people who don't want their victims able to defend themselves, Chapter MMMMMCCLXVIII.
So a while back some general said he wouldn't obey an order from Trump to nuke North Korea aaaaaaand it looks like Old Media lied, again.
Because there really is a concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.
What if city planners deliberately causing gridlock to force people out of independent transportation and onto government-controlled mass transit is not a paranoid conspiracy theory?
It's not "racist" if they really are acting like animals.
This is not Lighter News because the enemy really believes these things and will not comprehend satire.
And because they really do hate us and fantasize about brutally assaulting us.
Bears repeating: "Violence they like is speech, speech they don't like is violence."
"Global" "Warming" MY ASS
And pollution too - Michael G. sends: "95% of ocean plastic pollution comes from ten rivers, and they're all in Africa or Asia. But no doubt it is the fault of wealthy societies, like the USA or Europe raping the environment."
But it will all come crashing down....
Important self-defense action in Idaho. What pervert thought up the "duty to retreat"?
It's not looking like I'll be getting out of this horrible place, but if I ever do, Arizona is on the list. Cons: Blistering Deadly Heat, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Gabby Giffords, people who vote for them, and a border state susceptible to demographic warfare. Pros: Constitutional Carry, voted best state for gunowners, Gun Jesus, Desert Hermit Joel.
Hey remember when national socialists boycotted businesses and intimidated customers and even forced them out of operation? That could never happen here... RIGHT?
Michael G. sends, "Immigrants contributing to society! Enriching our culture with great meso-american traditions, like a mob stabbing a man to death, cutting out his heart and decapitating him. Why go visit the pyramid of the sun when the pyramid of the sun can visit you?" But keeping them out is "racist".
Aaaaand a concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything.
'Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview on Wednesday that it has become more “politically acceptable” to air racist views in the age of President Trump.' Oh you mean like "KILL ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE"?
THERE'S NOTHING HOLDING IT UP
Oh look yet another fake hate crime because there aren't enough real ones.
Real Communism Has Never Been Tried
...leads to being accused of remaining politically neutral. Would they like it better if he wore a MAGA hat?
Germany's national suicide accelerates. The Onion couldn't come up with something this insane. And yet she got reelected.
Which segues to, who should pay reparations for slavery?
In my fictional future history I postulate artificial intelligence and computerized traffic control. Not there yet. Which I have also pondered.
Michael G. sends the Self-Hating Jew o' the Year: "Egypt making peace with Israel was cause of mosque massacre. That is the claim advanced by a man who takes 'self hating Jew' to the Nth power."
Meanwhile on campus, yet another probably-fake "hate" "crime" because there aren't enough real ones.
To which dot connect, Kansas is looking worse all the time.
Speaking also of college, he also sends, "Where you don't even have to wait until your loans are due to live in poverty." Don't go.
Which segues to there's nothing holding it up. Get your "money" out of the banks and your wealth - if you have any left by now - out of "money".
The place where Canada used to be....
Real Communism. Never Been Tried.
Record firearm purchases on Black Friday. And that's just the ones who went through the useless government "background checks" which necessarily result in illegal GUN REGISTRATION. Private sales are still legal in lots of places in this country and practically impossible to prevent everywhere else. That's another reason I want to leave this horrible place....
Important self-defense action in Tennessee. What pervert thought up the "duty to retreat"?
Speaking of being poor, I've made pizzas conceptually similar to this. -And apparently, upon the almighty internets, there is a religious war over pineapple on pizza. I'm on the "for" side of the barricades. Which segues to:
It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Haute Cuisine Edition!
SMLE Fan, 2:44 PM
those chikkin wings aren't gonna cook themselves.....brb
Jeffersonian, 2:44 PM
SMLE Fan, 2:44 PM
SMLE Fan, 3:02 PM
[salt, pepper, into the oven set at Nagasaki for an hour (dey be frozeded)]
along with a potato
Jeffersonian, 3:02 PM
I microwave the frozen chikkin breasts for 90 seconds before cutting to chunks and coating with flour
while the pan with oil is heating up
SMLE Fan, 3:04 PM
depends on my mood: sometimes I'll toss a tablespoon of soy sauce and a bit of cornstarch and fry it up, resulting in both Cultural Appropriation along with Institutionalized Racism
I'm unsure if wrapping the chunks in bacon would work...because I'd then piss off another group
Yeah after the re-OS I installed the latest version of Skype for Linux and it's Different and doesn't lend itself to copypasting like the one I had last week.
By which I mean, Linux is looking better all the time. I made the jump from Windows... three years ago? Four? I dunno. After the last time Windows XP barfed its Registry all over my Stuff. Anyway this morning, in response to a few accumulated instabilities, I re-did the OS with the latest version of the same Linux Mint, and the process was faster and less painful than I ever remember Windows being. Getting VLC to behave the way I want was more troublesome.
Finished Infinite Stars, a collection of shorts and novellas in the Space Opera genre. Some I haven't seen before, some I skipped, some were worth re-reading (not least Bujold's entry from the Vorkosigan saga). Now beginning more older David Drake, Birds of Prey, in which the declining Roman Empire of the mid-third-century AD is invaded by aliens. Drake's combat experiences in Vietnam bring a flavor and realism to his work that is rarely matched in any genre. And he could be a history professor somewhere if he felt like it, which would be stupid because I'm sure he's making more money as an author for a lot less work.
RINO and Fairfax backstabbing, Chapter MMMMMCCLXXIV.
This is why I watch Japanese anime instead of "mainstream" "American" "entertainment".
Michael G. sends: "Wrath of the do-gooders. 'Being caring is actually a licence to be nasty. Not only this year have we witnessed a torrent of abuse and slander from the supposedly caring left, directed at so-called populists in the UK and the US, we have also seen physical violence acted upon them.'" And that's why the sane people bought (more than) 200,000 guns in one day....
Blogbrother SMLE Fan has floofy uberkitteh pics.
A while back I made this meme:
and I was right, again.
More than a decade ago John Ringo wrote a novel in Keith Laumer's Bolo universe in which the social and political divide between urban and rural populations expanded to outright genocide. And that kind of constant vicious hate directed toward us and our families is why we bought over 200,000 guns this weekend.
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Compare and contrast. In this article, an unknown man fired a round into the floor at a mall, injuring two, who are expected to survive (implying serious injuries). In this one, it’s clear that it was apparently an accidental discharge, that the two people who were injured had minor cuts and scrapes from flying debris. Both stories blow this way out of proportion, but the first is particularly breathless hysteria."
This is why NA$A tends to disable comments on their YouTube videos.
Burn the government schools....
Immigrants, Contributing Massive Vote Fraud and Generational Terrorism to Society....
RINO flipflopping in South Carolina.
No interest in ever visiting Costco again. Erik B. Scott could not be reached for comment either.
These are the "sportsmen" who call for the outlawing of our "mankillers". They fire fewer rounds in a year than we do in a weekend and presume to lecture us about "safety"?
The insane hate the sane for not being insane.
New activism meme:
Michael G. is reminded that Michael Vanderboegh found it better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable. It's not "phobia" it they really are raping your children, running you over with rented trucks, and demanding you be jailed if you attempt to defend yourself.
Desert Hermit Joel continues valuable real-world research in off-grid living. He should be getting paid for that.
I'm still stuck in
this horrible place,
parking other people's cars
because I can't afford one of my own
and picking up cigarette butts
for minimum wage
in the rain.
There are liars and backstabbers everywhere I turn,
I'm still working next to people with prison tattoos
and probably ankle monitors, regaling each other
with tales of their drug-and-alcohol-fueled exploits
and how many surgeries they needed after getting shot in the back
and I have nowhere else to go and no way to get there.
Real Socialism! Never Been Tried!
In my fictional future history I postulate a resurgent France leading a worldwide backlash against Islamic terrorism, resulting in a tyrannical and totalitarian world government. Could be.
A concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything. Like I've been telling you for years.
Incremental action in Michigan.
Networks could lose half a billion dollars on NFL coverage. That's market forces. Legislation requiring, at government gunpoint, networks to carry and people to watch football games in 3, 2, 1....
Not long ago I was pondering improvements in energy storage. Getting there.
o' the day.
And every time the minimum wage goes up,
so do all the prices....
The United States Navy is still the best navy in the history of navies, but that's not saying a lot anymore.
Real Space Enthusiasts Hate NA$A....
Burn the government brainwashing factories....
...And the Old Media propaganda instruments too.
Remember, peasant, private citizens using privately-owned firearms to stop massacres without waiting for the Proper Authorities to put down their doughnuts is a paranoid fantasy that happened just a few weeks ago. And Old Media doesn't want anyone to know.
Automatically believing sexual assault allegations against "liberals" and disbelieving them against conservatives is not hypocrisy, but statistics, Chapter MMMMMCCLXXVII.
Which segues to an illustration of Net "Neutrality".
Couple months ago it was government health care spending six figures in taxes to avoid paying four figures in taxes. Now Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends a county government spending four figures in taxes to screw one of their own employees out of two figures.
It's not paranoia if they really are saying the exact same things about us as the National Socialists said about the Jews.
The Quislings of Fairfax....
...And RINOs too.
Sexual predators defending sexual predators....
Looks like The United Way also discriminates, or has no great principled objection to discrimination.
"...[G]ushing agreement from admirers who are too stupid to realize she's essentially telling them their lives aren't worth protecting...."
"Work" within their system....
...And think about the kind of people who don't want you able to defend yourself.
"Expect another school shooting or mass murder event, because that’s the only way OPFOR has of stopping this from becoming law." What if that's not a paranoid conspiracy theory?
MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD
It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
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