RIFLEMAN'S JOURNAL - JULY 2018


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5491 Sunday, 1 July 2018:

The World Sucks

It's not white Republican NRA members stabbing people in homeless camps and nobody wants to talk about that.

They don't want to talk about an Ivy League anti-rape activist charged with child porn and sex with a 13-year-old either. No wonder they don't want their victims' parents to have guns.

Treasounous mentally-ill racist imbecile threatens political violence, complains about being threatened with political violence. Nowondertheydon'twantustohaveguns.

Immigrants Contributing to Society....

  • Michael G. observes the mask coming off: "Democrats are now pushing packing the Supreme Court as a campaign issue. Do you suppose they will follow their gun ban tactics, and on even days call for packing the court and on odd days say that anyone accusing them of wanting to pack the court is paranoid?"
  • "Is there any remotely right-wing organization that could get away with half the s*** Antifa pulled in Portland...?" "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
  • Which Michael G. answers with: "I must say that is a very nice touch, violating the victim's speech rights by revoking their parade permit after they were attacked. I suppose the next time Antifa goes all Kristallnacht in Portland, the government will be prepared to fine the homes and businesses that have their windows smashed." Police have chosen a side and it damn sure ain't the taxpayers'. Police are enemy combatants in our next civil war.

    In Lighter News

    The Muse is speaking again and, if I'm a good enough writer to listen, the next few segments of Aurora will describe the origins of the Blood Rose and the motive behind the Sherrington Atrocity. It may take me some time to get there, but at least I see the direction.

    It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Apex Predators Edition!
    Jeffersonian, 3:07 PM: meanwhile in central Florida
    SMLE Fan, 3:08 PM: it's trying to escape, nya
    SMLE Fan, 3:08 PM: COME BACK! WE INVITES U 4 DINNER!
    Jeffersonian, 3:11 PM: "CHIK-KIN! CHIK-KIN! CHIK-KIN!"
    SMLE Fan, 3:12 PM: A REELY BIG WUN
    Jeffersonian, 3:18 PM: and as if on cue
    SMLE Fan, 3:20 PM: "Scientists have reported that it was not, in fact, a giant meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. Instead, the new theory is that cats somehow invented a time machine and ate them all."
    SMLE Fan, 3:21 PM: "Interestingly, the time travelers eschewed the small raptors which evolved into modern birds, including chickens."
    SMLE Fan, 3:22 PM: DATS BECUZ WE NAWT ST00PID


    5492 Monday, 2 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    And then I got out of bed and
    rode in vans with illiterates
    to park other people's cars
    for minimum wage.
    FML.


    Michael G. sends Immigrants Contributing MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD to Society: "Mexicans from California vote in Mexico's elections. But I'm sure that they don't also vote in US elections."

    Aaaaand all that other stuff they contribute. Though with the rising political hatred it's not like we have to import that sort of thing.

    As if on cue, Michael then sends, "Measles in Portland. Is this anti-vaxx libs contributing to society? Immigrants contributing to society? Should I embrace the power of 'and'?" Which I have previously pondered.

    In my first op-ed video I accused the political left of fantasizing about nuclear holocausts. And I was right, again.

  • Eric Holder, formerly the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the United States, committed acts of war against the sovereign nation of Mexico, used those acts to slander peaceable American citizens, and now has the gall to complain about people investigating government corruption. Imagine Eric Holder in a Mexican jail. (Not that Mexico is going to be around for much longer....)
  • Hey remember when body cameras were going to restore the public's trust in law enforcement?
  • Hey remember how us peasants don't need guns because police will be there to protect us?
  • "They called the police to tell the police that the kids was cutting their grass. Who does that?" The same kind of people who call the same unquestioning sociopaths on little girls with lemonade stands, that's what kind....
  • "Here’s the real deal, IMHO. Cops, during the search, found a bunch of rifles THAT THEY WANTED FOR THEMSELVES, so INVENTED charges to justify confiscation of the ENTIRE 'ARSENAL'." But nothing like that has ever happened before... RIGHT?
  • Why should reasonable people, possessed of facts and observing a history of behavior, not shoot all cops on sight in rational and righteous self-defense? As they would any other rabid animal?
  • Because they like to hurt people and that's why they become cops.

    In Lighter News

    Still ticked at Trump over bump stocks and "due process later" but then he keeps on doing stuff like this.

    Springfield M1903 serial number 1. Clicking through I find some useful information on those low-number Springfields that might blow up.

    Years ago I wrote "When he had walked by Danner's table, the captain had heard the whirr-click of an artificial leg, rare in an age of near-universal Human regeneration and rarer still to hear one in need of maintenance. Modern cybernetics, especially on Monticello, home to the great hospitals of Cincinnati General and Lexington University, were so good their users could forget they weren't original. There had been court cases involving sports leagues." Michael G. sends "Lighter news: Low cost, customizable prosthetic foot. Mimics natural walking."


    5493 Tuesday, 3 July 2018:

    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."

    There is a reason so much republitarian-ish science fiction views the United Nations as the enemy.

    Joseph Goebbels and Baghdad Bob had a baby and it grew up and went to work at The Boston Globe.

    Michael G. sends, "How DARE a private Catholic college follow Catholic doctrine! Some students are suing Notre Dame because it won't provide them with abortion inducing contraceptives."

    Immigrants!
    Contributing!
    To Society!
    Vibrantly!

    Now think about the kind of people who want more of them.

    That's right folks, Democrats and their coreligionists are still the party of slavery.

    And of hateful stalking and political violence.

    And also of serial rape and child-and-animal sex.

  • Now let's put some of that in perspective. Never trust a cop of any kind.
  • College student sues woman for $6million claiming her false rape accusation at a frat party has destroyed his life. But that's not lighter because it's her system, not his.
  • To which dot Michael G. connects, "Compare and contrast: How DOJ treats a real crime, and how they treat a fake crime like Russian electoral collusion." Their system. See also.
  • GUN CONTROL SUCCESS STORY AND WE GET THE BLAME, AGAIN.
  • Police and military are not the same and New Jersey is enemy territory.
  • But remember, peasant, society needs police to protect us from hit-and-run drivers.
  • And oh look yet another domestic abuser with a badge.

    In Lighter News

    About a tenday ago I wrote "and likely more I'm not aware of". Yeah, like that. No, it's not economically feasible, there are lots of ways to get an unregistered shotgun for a lot less money. But it exists, and so does an entire community of like minds.


    5494 Wednesday, 4 July 2018:

    'Betsy Ross' - 1777Gadsden - 1775 In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen
    united
    States of America,

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to Civil power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these Colonies:
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attention to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

    Georgia
    Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

    North Carolina
    William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

    South Carolina
    Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

    Massachusetts
    John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

    Maryland
    Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

    Virginia
    George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison,
    Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

    Pennsylvania
    Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer,
    James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

    Delaware
    Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

    New York
    William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

    New Jersey
    Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

    New Hampshire
    Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

    Rhode Island
    Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

    Connecticut
    Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

    (This transcription is taken from the Stone Engraving, the most common form of the Declaration of Independence, with all spelling and punctuation shown as accurately as possible.)


    The World Sucks

    WITCH HUNT

    Oh look the Humane Society is still crooked.

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "From where Great Britain used to be. Of course, the unstated (in this article) end goal is to ban all candy. The idea that parents should perhaps monitor their kids’ junk food intake never occurs to anyone. They won’t be satisfied until everyone (else) is shivering in dark caves, eating sticks and leaves." And the chocolate ration has been increased to 25 grams.

    Immigrants! Contributing! To Society!

    Real Socialism Has Never Been Tried!

  • It bears repeating that police are unquestioning sociopaths who enjoy robbing, kidnapping, and terrorizing innocent, peaceable human beings. "Apparently, the law enforcement officers themselves are the threat."
  • Police are either sadistic predators or damned cowards: "So, if you can't ask an armed, veteran officer to act to stop a murderer, WHY THE HELL IS HE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?"

    In Lighter News

    The Prophet Heinlein postulated the "Shipstone", a high-density energy-storage device. Working on it.


    5495 Thursday, 5 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Yes, Fudd, that means granpa's duck gun too.

    This horrible place. The whole f***ing timezone. And all I can do is keep going to a job I hate to ride in vans with morons so I can pay for more lottery tickets and cat food....

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Immigrants Contributing to Society in France, again: In Faranjistan, 'youths' riot after cops kill another 'youth' (wanted for unspecified crimes) tries to run over a bunch of people after a traffic stop. And they can’t even bring themselves to name the enemy. It’s 'immigrants' and 'youths' the whole way down."

    And then this happens in the place where Scotland used to be.

    Jacob follows with, "Another phony. I think you might have linked to this before, but it annoys me. The newest 'Democratic Socialist from the Bronx' at the age of 5, her parents moved her to Yorktown Heights, which is a posh suburb of New York City, so that she could go to the very good public school there. And then she went to Boston University, which ain’t cheap.
    "She didn’t grow up in poverty in the Bronx, which is the implicit claim. She says her mother scrubbed toilets so they could afford to live in Yorktown Heights. I say big whoop. I was born in a very bad neighborhood, and I grew up from age of 3 in a pretty crappy neighborhood (crime rate there was about double the national average) with a horrible public school. My mother worked a series of crap jobs so that I could go to a decent private school. And then I had a job from age 16 on so that I could pay for my state college tuition (not an expensive private school in one of the most expensive cities in the country).
    "And now my wife and I work 3 jobs among us so that my kids can grow up in a nice neighborhood and go to good schools. That parents work their butts off so that their kids can have better lives doesn’t make you special, it’s what good parents do. But people are stupid enough to buy the BS and elect frauds like her.
    "And then idiots like this try to claim that somehow, dishonesty about your background or the hypocrisy of a wealthy person proclaiming socialism isn’t really hypocritical or dishonest, because 'rigged system' and you have to be wealthy to have a shot at politics, et cetera. It reminds me of how the Party bosses in the Soviet Union justified their dachas and perks: they foiled so hard working for 'The People', that they needed the luxury to maintain their mental and physical health to be able to continue the struggle for the proletariat.
    "Sorry about the rant, but that there are people dumb enough to buy the socialist line and accept the whole 'toiling for the People' line from individuals who have and continue to benefit from the system they want to destroy really bugs me."

    Hey remember how the National Socialists made it impossible for certain kinds of people to do business?

    And lest that be seen as Godwin's Hyperbole, researcher investigates why insurance companies don't ask about Jewish ancestryOH. WAIT.

    But they call us "racist", Chapter MMMMMCDXCV.

    "I've been wondering how long it would be until someone started treating the Declaration of Independence as 'hate speech.'"

    Which segues to, politically motivated assault and robbery. (Perspective....) And if the victims defend themselves...

  • ...the victims get treated like criminals. Several times I've asked, whence comes the "duty to retreat"? What psychotic pervert thought that up? Michael G. now sends, "How to lose a self defense case. A Connecticut man was convicted in a killing where he claimed self defense. Andrew Branca the self defense law expert explains what the press got wrong in their coverage (almost everything) and what the defendant did wrong that invalidated his self defense claim." And the rest of the case is why my fictional future history has duelling in the Constitution.
  • With, "Broward sheriff Israel to be fired next week. Allegedly the state investigation into the shooting uncovered some criminal issues in the sheriff's department that serve as a convenient way to get rid of him." Not Lighter because "his own son had allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old in an act of bullying."
  • Because of course sadists and bullies are drawn to law enforcement work and of course violent sociopaths don't want their victims to be armed. What was that about a fish rotting from the head first?
  • In timely support of which oh look yet another domestic abuser with a CHIEF'S badge.
  • Liars and thieves in costume. All of them.
  • Oh look yet another child pornographer with a badge GETTING AWAY WITH IT. Think about this the next time you see blue lights in your mirror or the next time someone tells you to "support law enforcement".
  • Who defines "mental health"? "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?

    In Lighter News

    Michael G. sends, "Sarah Hoyt on truly becoming American. She finishes, 'But if you believe, if you carry the idea of the USA in your heart, and the belief in individual liberty in your soul, you’ll pledge your life, your fortune, and your sacred honor to carry it through and make sure generations yet unborn get to experience this miracle, this wondrous place we call America. And you’ll devote your life to making sure that unlike the present, miseducated multitudes, they know how lucky they are. It is a great price to pay, but the purchase is beyond price. All we can do is struggle towards it, each of us, every day of our lives.'"

    Then, "Judge to Bundy prosecutors: No more bites at the apple. After the prosecutors tried to argue that their violations of the Bundy's fair trial rights were 'inadvertent' and so the dismissal should be changed to a new trial."

    With, "19 Cornell law profs defend student against Title IX charge. In other news, pigs practice aerobatics and hell starts practicing figure skating."

    Jacob N. sends, "Full color 3D printing approaching affordability. Now if a decent CNC machine would get down to that price...." There are people working on that too.

    To which dot Michael G. timely connects, "Cardiac tissue made with 3D printer. Not a whole heart but a step in that direction." "What a fascinating modern age we live in."


    5496 Friday, 6 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Immigrants Contributing to Society but NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

    Yesterday it was "immigrant" "youths" running people over in the place where France used to be. Now, "The French butchers’ lobby this week sought police protection after vegan activists stoned a butcher’s shop on Sunday." -Now, me, the local Grocery Outlet had frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale for a buck a pound and I got 28 dollars worth....

    "What black people are supposed to think." But they call us "racist".

    And then they incite the very definition of mob violence.

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends the gibbering psychosis o' the day: "Just when you think you’ve seen it all: They sometimes seem to come from another universe. 'We really wanted to create a safe space for people to be educated on appreciating quilts and textiles, all around the gun debate,' she added. 'Hopefully, people will come in and be surprised that it’s all textiles.... They’ll go for the concept of the show and be surprised by the media.'"

    Which kinda segues to, while riding in vans with morons who leave their hair-grease smeared on the windows while napping to park other people's cars for minimum wage which I'm a little curious whether I'll actually get paid by this outfit, I'm reading Matthew Bracken's Castigo Cay. Like John Ringo's The Road to Damascus, it's difficult, because I see the totalitarian dystopia both authors describe lurking on the other side of every election.

    Michael G. sends, "Don't go to college in this horrible place. Unless you've really been looking forward to going into lifetime debt peonage by paying tuition to Portland State University to learn EcoFeminist Spirituality."

    Remember that there are people out there who defend child-rapists.

    They tend to be the same kind of people who think government funding of the news media is a good idea.

  • "...[A] Democrat candidate in a Democrat primary broke the law. She will not be prosecuted."
  • At least I don't live in South Africa. But remember, peasant, "nobody wants to take your guns".
  • In the news, costumed sociopaths issue a special "permit" for an 8-year-old to operate a lemonade stand but that's not Lighter because "In 10 years the pigs will be killing this kid out of fear for their pussified lives and not lose any sleep over it."
  • And that's not hyperbole because "[The] reality happens to be that the rate of spouse-abuse / domestic abuse is frighteningly high in the law-enforcement community." Because they like to hurt people and that's why they become cops.
  • Bears repeating: "An armed, veteran police officer stood idle for several minutes last October as the Las Vegas gunman slaughtered dozens of concertgoers". Why do we even have police? "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
  • Remember, peasant, work within their system.

    In Lighter News

    A while back I wrote "At the front, Harroldsdottir chopped her way through one compartment after another, one terrorist and the next. Her axe looked like it could have been borne by the raiders of Lindisfarne, but its bit was of a cermet composite like her ship's armor, and the shaft was a synthetic that could deflect rifle bullets or support tons." Getting there.

    Bears repeating: a linguistic analysis of the Second Amendment. Which I have also pondered.


    5497 Saturday, 7 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Project Gunwalker. All the way to the top.

    Let's all remember a time when Immigrants Contributed to Society.

    REAL SOCIALISM

    Michael G. sends, "College requires US constitution be submitted for approval before distribution. Leaving aside the irony of doing this to the US constitution, even if someone wanted to distribute documents as evil as Mein Kampf, The Communist Manifesto or The Turner Diaries, it is unConstitutional for a government run university to claim the power to approve or disapprove."

    Precursors to genocide. Buy ammunition. Get training. Get practice. And get out of the cities....

  • For the first time I have at least one answer to my question on the origins of the "duty to retreat". But still, where did it begin?
  • Liars and thieves in costume. All of them.

    In Lighter News

    Show, chat and show every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.


    5498 Sunday, 8 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Almost Lighter, Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends "Eating their own: I don’t care one bit about anyone else’s sexual preferences, different strokes for different folks, and all that, but it sure is fun to watch the other side go after itself." See also (and also see).

    To which dot connect this sort of thing.

    Which kinda segues to, if all these leftist ideas are so good, why can't they survive criticism?

  • Michael G. sends, "California legislature passes Catch 22. If you are arrested for ANY crime and a Judge decides mental illness was a significant factor you can be moved into a pre-trial diversion program, and if the judge later deems you have substantially completed the program you will be released with no charges. So in California you aren't allowed to protect yourself from crazy people but if a (favored) crazy person hurts or kills you they won't receive any punishment."

    In Lighter News

    Social Justice, explained.

    Still upset with Trump over bump stocks and "due process later" but stuff like this keeps happening.

    Aaaand he might just be crashing China's economy too, before they crash ours. Like I said back then, worth it.

    A while back I wrote “When energy becomes cheap,” Danner went on, “everything else does too. Uniforms, food, weapons and equipment, tools and parts, all easily mass-produced in automated factories - wait 'til you see some of our orbital farms, without an expensive gravity well to climb out of.” And without seasonal variations, or storms or frosts or blights or droughts or floods, and with sunlight absolutely controllable in duration and intensity; and fuel costs to market consisting largely of firing a few attitude jets after dropping a container into the gravity well. I am not the first to have that idea.


    5499 Monday, 9 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    And then I got out of bed and
    went back to work.


    Backstabbing Quislings in the place where Britain used to be.

    To which dot connect UK parliament uninterested in stopping grooming gangs. "The approach the British authorities have taken in response to this national disaster appears largely based on countering secondary issues -- most notably, individuals that protest the grooming, including at one point the arrest of parents attempting to rescue their daughter from her abusers." Every cop on that team deserves to be publicly hung by the neck until dead, on charges of aiding and abetting capital rape and kidnapping. But of course, they were getting a percentage.

    Aaaaaand then in Germany a Muslim immigrant beheads a baby and that government's reaction is to try a media blackout. Think. About. That.

    In the iconic dystopian film Soylent Green, the dead were rendered for food. In the post-apocalyptic TV series The Last Ship, the dead were burned as fuel in power plants. Michael G. sends now, "Living in caves, eating grass and dying of the common cold at 40 - and sacrificing (male) children to Gaia, don't forget that. A Virginia Tech professor says fossil fuels contribute to 'petro-masculinity' and we burn them to, 'In this context, burning fossil fuels can come to function as a knowingly violent experience, a reassertion of white masculine power on an unruly planet that is perceived to be increasingly in need of violent, authoritarian order,' and not to keep warm and fed and healthy."

    Then, "Former Oberlin prof, Native American activist pleads guilty to embezzling funds intended for Native Americans. Part of a conspiracy to steal $300k, his share was $180K. Seems like these lefties are always right when they talk about 'theft from my class, theft from my people' because they are the ones doing it."

    Probably not unrelated in the big picture, Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, is still ticked about the communist running for the New York legislature: "Paging Winston Smith. The Democratic Socialist 'from the Bronx' edits her website bio to paper over the lies it formerly displayed." -To which David Codrea adds, "...[O]nce in power, they all seem to live in palaces."

    Codrea then observes how ivory towers cause blindness.

    Yesterday I asked, if all those leftist ideas are so good, why can't they stand up to criticism? Michael G. sends, "Bookstore owner stands up for civility, respectful exchanges of ideas. And we can't have that, he must be punished! I was amused by the comment about pain collars, someone else has been remembering their classic Star Trek."

    Recently, violent racist parasites and psychotic bigots disrupted vital traffic and services in Chicago, blaming their often-world-record murder rate on everyone and everything but their own degenerate welfare-and-thug culture. Which reminds me of a thing I just read in Matthew Bracken's Castigo Cay:
    “Lots of people won’t be getting to work on time today, that’s for sure,” Nick added.
    “No s***. Or to conferences in Miami Beach. So, where are the police? Do the police put up with this kind of thing?”
    Kelly said, “Usually the strikers are just on the parking lots and sidewalks. They don’t block the whole boulevard too often. It really p***** people off.”
    “So, why don’t the police break it up?”
    “What, you think you’re in Miami already?” she asked. “This is Broward County. This county is totally screwed up. The police are a joke; they’re part of the problem.”
    “And the police belong to a union too,” said Nick. “So they’re not going to break up a strike by their union brothers. Solidarity forever, right? Not even when they’re blocking major roads. It’s easier to just wait for the union bosses to put the word out to knock it off. It’s easier and safer for the police to just let them blow off some steam and block the roads for a while than to go in with riot gear and turn it into all-out warfare.”

    Yeah, that was published in 2011, seven years before all the dirt in Broward started seeping out from under its big blue rug, as a result of yet another not a Republican NRA member shooting up a nice soft target where self-defense was against the law.

    (And then this happens.)

    Which segues to:

  • Remember how they keep telling us to "work within" their system? Right here in this increasingly-horrible place, Michael G. sends, "Laws don't apply to 'woke' people. Judge sentences a liberal child sexual abuser to probation because 'he is trying to change'. Since a different judge, on a different charge of the same crime against a different victim said essentially the same thing two weeks ago it doesn't sound as if he is trying very hard. No wonder they don't want normal people to be armed."
  • HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU THEY LIKE TO HURT PEOPLE AND THAT'S WHY THEY BECOME COPS.

    In Lighter News

    Codrea notes a deeper linguistic examination of the Second Amendment. Of course I have my own ideas....

    It's still not Republican NRA members with concealed-carry permits shooting up college campuses, Chapter MMMMMCDXCIX.

    In my fictional future history I postulate advanced medicines and cures for most diseases. Michael G. sends, "Protein discovered in gonorrhea may lead to new antibiotics that work on superbugs, or even a vaccine."

    Which he follows with, "HIV vaccine on horizon? We've heard that before, but this one looks promising."


    5500 Tuesday, 10 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    YES, FUDD, THAT MEANS GRANPA'S DUCK GUN TOO.

    So... yeah... they really are out to get us.

    Prepare.

    Michael G. sends, "Socialism isn’t misguided, it is evil. Socialism isn’t a failure, any more than the Black Death was a failure. Sadly, it has worked all too well for more than a century."

    NEVER BEEN TRIED!

    As if on cue Michael then sends "Left has explanation for Walk Away movement: They are all Russian bots and actors, trying to get people to give up communism." Man, I can't tell what's funnier or scarier - people who really believe that, or people who expect anyone else to.

    Likewise, Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "In the 'Learned Nothing' department, look! Stockton, CA decides to give out pots o’ gold to random people with no strings attached. It’s almost like they didn’t notice or care that this sort of thing has never actually worked in any practical way (see Finland as the most recent example), because someone still has to pay for that 'free money'."

    (One which leapt out at me was, years ago I wrote, "...[O]ur mother-nation, the United States of America, had reached a point where more than half of all government spending was in entitlements, where there were more people living off other people's work than there were working for a living" AND I WAS RIGHT, AGAIN.)

    To which dots connect Immigrants Contributing to Society....

  • ...and packs of feral animals right here at home. "Police have been up here two or three times every day. They get groups of these kids on their cars, put them in handcuffs, and two minutes later they're letting them walk again." Are those cops getting a percentage too? -And would that be the same Las Vegas Metro Police Department that shot Erik B. Scott five times in the back without warning?
  • "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
  • Well it damn sure ain't us: "Folks, it appears as if the LEO was the most dangerous person that night." Remember this every time you see a cop.
  • "...[T]his is yet another case where 'gun control' laws actually increased the danger...." Now think about the unquestioning sociopaths who enforce those "laws".
  • Why won't you stupid peasants register your guns? Don't you TRUST us?
  • Herschel has perspective on Trump's new SCOTUS pick.

    In Lighter News

    Michael G. sends the Prohibition FAIL o' the Day: "BELLEVUE, WA – The Department of Justice and Second Amendment Foundation have reached a settlement in SAF’s lawsuit on behalf of Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed over free speech issues related to 3-D files and other information that may be used to manufacture lawful firearms.
    "Under terms of the settlement, the government has agreed to waive its prior restraint against the plaintiffs, allowing them to freely publish the 3-D files and other information at issue. The government has also agreed to pay a significant portion of the plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees, and to return $10,000 in State Department registration dues paid by Defense Distributed as a result of the prior restraint."

    Then, still leery of Trump after "due process later" and mixed-bag SCOTUS picks but stuff like this keeps happening.

    "The general argument that more guns result in more suicides is false."

    Campus carry court action in Texas.

    Back when I had a car and the universe pooped on me less and I could go shooting, the club I couldn't afford to renew membership in had, and I guess still has, an Axis vs. Allies highpower rifle match, WWII-themed, using rifles of that era, held as close as practicable to Veteran's Day. Not a unique idea.


    5501 Wednesday, 11 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    RIDING
    IN
    VANS
    WITH
    MORONS

    and getting back late
    and going back early
    to prod and poke (if only that were not figurative) a flock of illiterate temps
    as they drive other people's cars through the auction arena
    for the same minimum f***ing wage.


    YES, FUDD, THAT MEANS GRANPA'S AUTO-5 TOO.

    Again with the "smart guns" and begging some bureaucrat bigot's permission to defend yourself or your children. But remember, there's always another way.

    To which dot connect, in the government "health" "care" system, anyone who actually tries to deliver either of those things is driven out and destroyed.

    No, really, it's still not Republican NRA members.

    And nobody wants to talk about that.

    What are you doing for the Cause?

  • Bears repeating: "The Miami Beach park ranger, the Miami Beach Police Department officers and the police chief, may be personally liable for violating Florida preemption law in this case." But their union lawyers will spend a truckload of taxpayer money to help them get away with it.
  • Michael G. sends, "Upstate NY Dem admits she is gun grabber. A wanna be Gillibrand who isn't smart enough to know that you have to be elected before you can betray your voters." Remember that the next time any Democrat claims to "support the Second Amendment".
  • Michael then sends, and is anyone surprised, "Dancing FBI agent allowed to carry gun again. No doubt because of the trained, professional way he negligently shot that innocent bystander." Remember this the next time you see any cop of any kind.
  • REMEMBER THIS THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ANY COP OF ANY KIND.

    In Lighter News

    Stuff like this keeps happening


    5502 Thursday, 12 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Codrea examines Kavanaugh.

    How many times have I told you about the concerted and deliberate effort to misinform everyone about everything?

    Like "what black people are supposed to think"?

    And "how black people are supposed to vote"?

    Michael G. sends "Academy Sports, another business to avoid: They fired a store manager who tackled a shoplifter who had stolen a pistol and ammunition and was threatening to shoot people."

    Get out of the cities....

    ...Because There's Nothing Holding Them Up.

    I no longer regret never having served in the military, Chapter MMMMMDI.

  • The place where California used to be. Slide it into the Pacific.
  • "An Army veteran father says [New Jersey, of course] State Police tried to confiscate his firearms without a court order or warrant just because his son was overheard discussing school shooting news with a classmate." Because they expected to get away with it.
  • Hey there, unstable freak in black robes, how's it feel to be treated like one of the little people? Well, we know, wrist slap, under the rug, back to destroying peacable citizens' lives in 3, 2, 1....
  • TSA screeners dangling from streetlights along every "Airport Way" in the country, birds pecking at their lifeless eyes...
  • "PROTECT" AND "SERVE" WHO?
  • Anyone who has the guts to answer that question is driven out and destroyed.

    In Lighter News

    There are many reasons I am a firearms enthusiast. Some of them are the history, technology, and beauty of their creation. And that is truly Lighter News. -And kittehs! He likes kittehs too!

    If only some of my firearms could talk. I bet my beat-up old VZ24 would have some hair-raising stories to tell. I haven't named her yet but she looks like she went through the War on at least two sides... and I'd still bet my life on her and her Czech craftsmanship. -Well, and her aftermarket Mojo Sights and Timney trigger....


    5503 Friday, 13 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Three f***ing hours
    in the f***ing van
    in the f***ing traffic
    with the f***ing morons
    f***


    "...[A] manipulated lie that doesn’t hold up in the real world...." But the EBT-swiping low-information voters swallow it whole. Which segues to:

    MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD-fatigue

    Which segues to enemy action in Washington state. Does anyone care?

    To which dot connect RINO backstabbing in North Carolina.

    Academy Sports rehires the guy they fired for stopping a shooting. No, one strike and out in this game. And I damn sure wouldn't go back to work there after such treatment, knowing what the management considers proper behavior and the value of human life.

    Which segues to, bears repeating, remember how the National Socialists made it impossible for certain kinds of people to do business?

  • Which segues to, "Last month, British police arrested a man for reading the Bible outside of St. Paul's Cathedral in London." AND THAT'S ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLACE WHERE BRITAIN USED TO BE.
  • GFZ's Miguel has the psychological disconnect o' the day. Private Frost and Corporal Hicks express concern.
  • "Work within" their system-fatigue
  • THE FBI'S MOTTO

    In Lighter News

    stuff like this
    keeps happening

    FABBERS will CHANGE the WORLD yes obviously those are only plastic that's not the point.

    Uppity in Occupied Colorado.

    Years ago I wrote "Government poisons everything it touches".


    5504 Saturday, 14 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    THEY ARE ALL SO F***ING IGNORANT brain-cell-loss warning

    Think about that kind of people.

    At least I don't live in South Africa.

    A tale of two counties, and philosophies, in Virginia. Let's see which one works. For the stated goal....

    Which segues to:

  • WHAT ORDER WOULD YOU NOT OBEY?

    In Lighter News

    Show, chat and show every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.

    TRUMP KEEPS HAPPENING


    5505 Sunday, 15 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Immigrants Contributing to Society

    Years ago I wrote "...[G]overnment supplies rotting in warehouses, government funds evaporating under corruption and graft, the needy never getting a fraction of it, except when news cameras were present." Visual aid.

    THINK ABOUT THE KIND OF PEOPLE

  • London police, obeying orders from their Muslim mayor, shut down rally welcoming President Trump while allowing anti-Trump rally. Think about that.
  • The FBI's Motto
  • From today's chatroom:
    Jeffersonian1: first show's over, switching to second
    Jeffersonian1: Valone's guest is Kopel, talking SCOTUS
    Jeffersonian1: Valone and Kopel observing the contradiction
    Jeffersonian1: NFA34 Miller case said 2A protects weapons in common militia use
    Jeffersonian1: new Defense Distributed case says it protects non-military weapons
    Jeffersonian1: direct conflict
    Jeffersonian1: SCOTUS gonna pass that radioactive potato as far as they can

    But remember, peasant, work within their system.


    In Lighter News


    5506 Monday, 16 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    And then I got out of bed and
    went back to work.


    Immigrants
    Contributing
    To
    Society
    Vibrantly

    Burn the colleges

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the movie theater....

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Neo-Malthusian Green Freak Insanity. The madness is overwhelming in this one. They really do want us all to die, or barring that, live in caves... no, not caves, might damage the fragile cave ecosystem, on some barren rock somewhere, wearing grass skirts, sick with preventable diseases, and then freezing to death. 'Indeed, taking Wynes and Nicholas’s argument seriousaly would mean acknowledging that the only truly moral response to global climate change is to commit suicide. There is simply no more effective way to shrink your carbon footprint. Once you’re dead, you won’t use any more electricity, you won’t eat any more meat, you won’t burn any more gasoline, and you certainly won’t have any more children. If you really want to save the planet, you should die.'"

    Not really unrelated, he follows with, "The Commie not-from-the-Bronx pontificates on a subject then admits to being completely ignorant of the subject. Why do I keep hammering on her? Well, it’s because the Democratic Party bosses have decided that people like her are the future of their party. And why does this matter? Well, the future of the Democratic Party/progressive left seems to believe in the Venezuela Plan, or that Magical Unicorn Farts and happy thoughts will make everything fabulous for everyone."

    Think about the kind of people.

    Michael G. observes, "John Lott states the obvious. The problem is the people denying the obvious that Lott has to respond to." "This April, an episode of Taken (Season 2, Episode 11) tried to convey to viewers that gun-free zones work because the criminals obey the bans." ...Liiiiiike they did at very nearly every single mass public shooting in the history of mass public shootings. There are people out there who Really Believe that and want NEED to force their delusions on all of us at the point of a GOVERNMENT gun.

    To which dot he then connects, "College students fight gun control, college profs not so much. In Boulder college students are resisting infringements of that which shall not be infringed. But in Texas college professors are still fighting the removal of infringements."

    To which dot also connect a concerted and deliberate effort to slander Our Kind. Which segues to:

  • Who defines "mental health"?
  • And how many of the unstable freaks in black robes are getting their percentage?
  • Oh look yet another serial rapist with a badge AND ALL THEIR "BROTHERS IN BLUE" WHO HELP COVER IT UP.
  • What's the damn difference between one protection racket and another? (And Immigrants Contributing to Society.)
  • Yesterday in chat I pondered the mixed and self-contradictory bag from SCOTUS on Defense Distributed.
  • Remember, peasant, nobody wants to take your guns.
  • “It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislature to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them.”
  • To which dot connect, “Claiming that banned magazines are not needed for self-defense while simultaneously exempting their use for the protection of lawmakers is outrageous and the height of hypocrisy.”
  • Remember, peasant, only the government can be trusted with PLUTONIUM. (-Kate Steinle could not be reached for comment....)
  • "...[B]ecause they are special and you aren’t."
  • BECAUSE THEY EXPECT TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.

    BUY. MORE. AMMO. NOW.

    And then go use some.


    In Lighter News

    Started, and finished, Michael Z. Williamson's Tide of Battle in a few hours (of riding-in-vans-with-morons). Many of the entries, I'd read before in other collections, others I skipped because I hadn't read the universes they were set in and didn't want to invest, but some bears repetition here, like the introduction to "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Grandpa?", set in John Ringo's Black Tide Rising universe:
    "I've always noticed, when I consult on disaster preparedness, a segment of society who are flat-out jealous and angry at those who are prepared. They're condescending, mocking and demeaning all the way along. Then, when trouble actually happens, and it does - an earthquake, tornado, ice storm and power outage, what have you - they proceed to almost blame those with foresight, while expecting those individuals to provide for them.
    "A lot of us discuss the number of clueless, hopeful twits who say 'If the world ends, I'm coming to your place.'
    "That's nice. How do they plan to get here? And why do they assume they'll be welcome to consume my resources?
    "And how will they respond to a big fat, 'I told you so'? or 'Get off my lawn'?"

    The various essays in the back of the book are worth reading too, some of which you may have already seen around the gunternet. His deconstruction of the mighty M1 Garand is infuriating for its validity (though I have tried, and even demonstrated, some of those partial-loading tricks (and I've never had M1 Thumb)). Another article describes how much research a serious writer does if he cares about his work (reminding me of David Drake, who in the fore- or afterword of one of his works said "Writing isn't easy if you care about the result"), in Williamson's case for A Long Time Until Now.


    5507 Tuesday, 17 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD

    TRUMP GODSDAMMIT

    OTOH, this horrible place.

    Immigrants Contributing to Society

    A concerted and deliberate effort
    to misinform everyone about everything

    It's getting harder every day to separate entertainment from entertainer. Yesterday I linked a video from Geeks & Gamers about the ongoing death-spiral of the Star Wars franchise. For years now I've been following the animated series RWBY, and last night I made the mistake of drilling down into one of the characters' voice actress' Twitter account. I reckon y'all can guess what I found.

    I told you all the left has is lies, hate and violence and they keep proving me right.

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "More of the same: New York City’s restaurants starting to close down because of $15/hour minimum wage. What a surprise, who’d have thunk? It’s like they didn’t notice Seattle or San Francisco."

    Butbutbut Real Socialism Has Never Been Tried

    Years ago a sociopath in costume sued the parents of a drowned child. Blogbrother SMLE Fan now sends Mandalay Bay Owners Sue Vegas Shooting Victims to Avoid Liability. Really.

    Which segues to:

  • Yesterday was an unstable freak in black robes who let a serial rapist off the hook. Today Michael G. sends similar treatment for an attempted baby-killer, pondering, "This woman left a trail of pain, and only luck prevented any fatalities, and the judge's response is, 'You poor dear, you were just having a bad day. I'm sure you won't do it again.' But if her tale that it was abuse from her husband that drove her crazy is true, and she had responded by arming herself against her husband with a gun, they would be putting her away in the slam for life."
  • And then it happens again.
  • To which sociopathic dots connect, Arizona Cop Beats Up Blind Man in Bathroom, Arrests Him, Because He Accidentally Ran Into Him.
  • Remember, peasant, only police can be trusted with guns. BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL. THAT. TRAINING.
  • Remember, peasant, VOTE REPUBLICAN?
  • Remember, peasant, WORK WITHIN THEIR SYSTEM.
  • WHAT "LAW" WOULD YOU NOT ENFORCE?
  • "PROTECT" AND "SERVE" WHO?

    In Lighter News

    Many times in these pages (and those pages too) I've said burn the government schools, and called for separation of school and state. Michael G. sends, working on it.

    Which segues to, in all those school or workplace shootings, how many times have I lamented that none of the cowering sheep even thought to throw a chair at the monster? FINALLY SOMEONE THROWS THE F***ING CHAIR.

    From the Ninth Circuit Court - of all unstable bigots in black robes! - SMLE Fan sends, upholds preliminary injunction against magazine confiscation in California. Not what we've come to expect, on multiple levels.

    Then in the place where Britain used to be, despite the other stuff I've linked above, Trump keeps happening.

    Houston Churches Remove ‘No Guns’ Signs, Citing Safety Concerns. [pointing] "HAH-HAH!"

    Years ago, James Baen broke with publishing industry tradition by offering ebooks without DRM, Digital Rights Management - copy protection. Real-world sales of dead-tree books went up. Why would any sane person be surprised by that? -If my fictional future history ever gets adapted to a huge multimedia anime series, I would not be very bothered by seeing it show up as .MKVs on the torrent sites. In fact I think it'd be cool.


    5508 Wednesday, 18 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Think about the kind of people who call us enemies. "Does anyone think genocide is simply an historical curiosity, a shadow from the past that humanity has outgrown? And is it any wonder these destroyers are the same domestic enemies rabidly opposed to the right of the people to keep and bear arms?"

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

    TheGunCollective, and NRA Board of Directors candidate Adam Kraut, further examine the Defense Distributed ITAR case, but without exploring the self-contradictory court interpretations of the Second Amendment. See comments for some of that.

    We've tried it their way and it doesn't work and there are questions Bob Barr needs to answer.

    Government-run "health" "care"! What could possibly go wrong!

    Years ago I read one book by Ted Nugent, and was concerned about his friendly relations with law enforcement and his status as a reserve enforcer. I was right, again.

    In the government schools, Michael G. sends, "How DARE you get raped? It makes US look bad. They will fit in perfectly in a Sharia society."

    Which segues to Immigrants Contributing to Society.

    Yeah lemme expand on that. Years ago, in the fictional timeline of my fictional future history, I postulated a series of WMD attacks on population centers by Islamic terrorists. But that could never happen in the real world... RIGHT?

    To which dot connect, back here I told you it was not Republican NRA members shooting up schools and workplaces and nightclubs and baseball games and what-have-you and of course I was right, again.

  • Why do firearm-and-related companies do business with the door-kicking puppy-shooters who would obey orders to steal that same company's other products from their other customers? And murder us if we resist?
  • And as if on cue, yesterday I was complaining about the difficulty of separating entertainment from entertainer. In a similar vein, Kahr Firearms, whose K9 pistol I've lusted after for years, sponsors door-kicking puppy-shooters. F***.
  • I remember this story from years ago: handcuffed suspect falls off police boat and drowns. Officer gets wrist slap. Remember this the next time you see any cop of any kind.
  • ALL THAT TRAINING
  • "...[O]fficers... may not be criminally charged for shooting an innocent person" and that's all I need to know about cops.
  • "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?

    In Lighter News

    Prohibition Will Always FAIL and there's always another way.

    Remember, peasant, ordinary civilians using privately-owned firearms to defend against home invasions and hostage situations is a paranoid fantasy that never happens.

    Racing with .22s looks fun also. $igh....

    Despite missteps, Trump keeps happening. Net gain. Worth it.

    Beginning - and already halfway through - the 2015 collection of Baen's best mil-SF and space opera stories. (While riding-in-vans-with-morons.) Also reading, on cheap prepaid smartphone, the Star Wars novel Tarkin. At lunch and breaktime, writing, and I hope to have more Aurora in a week or less. "Writing isn't easy if you care about the result."


    5509 Thursday, 19 July 2018:

    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."

    I think MASSIVE VOTE FRAUD fits that description too.

    As would Project Gunwalker.

    They really do hate us and fantasize about murdering us. And they wonder why we don't want to give up our guns.

    Many times I and many others have said that George Orwell's cautionary tales were not supposed to be used as instruction manuals. Michael G. sends the latest example. And it's still not Republican NRA members using guns in crimes.

    But illegal immigrant serial rapists do hide in sanctuary cities. Like this horrible place....

    Hey I know let's put the government in charge of "health" "care"! What could possibly go wrong!

    The Cause has lost another champion.

    Yesterday, and not for the first time, I was asking why companies were doing business with people who would steal the same company's other products from their other customers. Michael G. sends now, leftist activist anonymously attacked his own corporate clients.

    The other day, and far from the first time, I was noting a concerted and deliberate effort to poison all entertainment and alienate all audiences. Michael G. sends yet another example. Aaaand I just quit watching that show before even seeing that episode. But back to biting the feeding hand:

  • You know, when I first started handloading rifle ammunition, I tried Speer bullets. I found them inconsistent and therefore inaccurate - the ogive would change from one projectile to the next, so it would engage the seating die at a different height, so I was getting a different cartridge overall length each time. Turns out they're also bootlickers and Quislings. Hornady doesn't have either of those problems. -Oh, and the Speer family includes CCI primers, which I've also had problems with. Dunno about Winchester's politics but their primers have never failed me.
  • Michael G. sends, "Self defense law expert Andrew Branca examines a self defense cascade failure where a man got himself into trouble attempting to protect his property."
  • But "work within" their system.
  • To which dot connect, "The fear of these Red Flag laws is that anti-gunners will maliciously use these laws to harass law abiding gun owners."
  • Never trust a cop.
  • Of any kind. "Makes you wonder about a police culture that allows scum like the above mentioned to rise to the top."
  • Michael G. sends, "Supreme Court to hear case on civil asset forfeiture. I trust [Clarence] Thomas on this, but I'm not holding my breath on any of the others. Anoxia is an ugly way to go." "The incentive to police for profit encourages miscarriages of justice."
  • Who do you call when the police are sending you threatening messages?
  • WHAT ORDER WOULD YOU NOT OBEY?

    In Lighter News

    A PARANOID FANTASY THAT NEVER HAPPENS

    Once in a very great while, their system throws one of its own cogs under the bus to maintain the illusion that the whole thing is not illegitimate and evil.

    The National Health System in the place where Britain used to be has murdered at least two infants while the police stood guard against any attempt to save them, and God knows how many more are being dumped in the incinerator. THIS ONE GOT AWAY.

    "[The Defense Distributed case] means that states with 'assault weapons' bans could face legal challenges because of this settlement." I TOLD YOU FABBERS WOULD CHANGE THE WORLD.

    Hmm, uppity in Illinois-of-all-places.

    Trump keeps happening

    To which dot connect, couple years ago I wrote "Bogdan was given a plain gray shipsuit and his old clothes were sent to the shuttle's recycler. Any lingering nanites wouldn't survive. A larger wardrobe would be fabbed for him aboard Aurora. His new garb could not conceal or even hold all his weapons, so he left most in bins in the shuttle, wearing only a railgun pistol and a simple cutlass." Working on it.

    As long as we're talking about science fiction, well, Star Wars isn't really, it's fantasy-with-gadgets, but it's worth remembering that much of it doesn't suck. In fact I'm about halfway through a chronological rewatch now. But I won't be rewatching VII or VIII again, and I won't bother with Solo until the library coughs up the DVD.

    It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Culinary Warfare Edition!
    Jeffersonian, 6:45 PM
    okeh so
    I've made grilled cheese sandwiches
    and I've made them with slices of ham
    but is that a big slice of pineapple?
    hmmmm
    gonna need a new skillet though, no doing it with what's left of this one

    SMLE Fan, 6:49 PM
    heat and moisture control might be a bit tricky....although you'll have the benefit of being able to remove all traces of your learning curve, burp

    Jeffersonian, 6:49 PM
    usually when I make chicken stir fry I start with the chicken
    when I do beef instead I have to put it in last or it gets dry and rubbery
    do I grill the pineapple before adding to the sandwich?
    SCIENCE
    some other time

    SMLE Fan, 6:51 PM
    I would take the p'apple ring and place several layers of paper towels above and below, then put a weight on top to squeeze out some of the juice
    if for no other reason than being a Deplorable, because my Betters keep telling me that I hate the Juice

    Jeffersonian, 6:52 PM
    dah-dum-kish

    SMLE Fan, 6:52 PM
    heh

    Jeffersonian, 6:53 PM
    and of course you are aware of the Culinary Jihad elsewhere on the internet, between those who enjoy pineapple on pizzas and those who do not

    SMLE Fan, 6:53 PM
    yes....and that might be the only thing you and I disagree about

    Jeffersonian, 6:54 PM
    orly
    well, "Let men worship what gods they will."

    SMLE Fan, 6:54 PM
    descendant of the Terminal Vowel People here, and there are things which simply Do Not Go on a pizza

    Jeffersonian, 6:55 PM
    heh
    btw, the ref is from a Conan book, and the Kull film with Kevin Sorbo
    the book is later in Conan's life when he has become king of Aquilonia
    I have, in fact, read the source material

    SMLE Fan, 6:56 PM
    and if we ever go to Japan, you're gonna hafta make sure I don't rekindle the Pacific War when I run into the Japanese obsession of putting corn on their pizzas

    Jeffersonian, 6:56 PM
    ...corn?

    SMLE Fan, 6:56 PM
    blecch, yes

    Jeffersonian, 6:56 PM
    o_O
    u kno Clive Cussler did a whole Dirk Pitt book on the Third Bomb


    5510 Friday, 20 July 2018:

    ON THIS DAY


    The World Sucks

    Don't Go to College

    Michael G. sends, "Conservatives want to break up another immigrant family. They want to deport the father of a child just because the mother is 12, and he raped her. Picky, picky, picky."

    Then, revisting the habit of using Orwell's cautionary tales as instruction manuals, "Max Boot says Obama admin was scandal free. Too bad his own tweets are on record, calling out the Obama admin on some of its scandals."

    Actual RINO actual backstabbing in New Hampshire, and Illinois of course, and footdragging in the Virgin Islands.

    Couple days ago Ted Nugent was being accused of hypocrisy. New data.

    Thoughts on the rot in the entertainment industry. Which I've been pondering in these pages for quite some time.

  • Michael G. also asks, "Protect and serve who? Pamela Geller cites evidence that there was at least a dry run for an Islamic terrorist attack, if not an intercepted attack, at an LA shopping mall, and the response of the mall and the police is to hush it up and kick out the people who were being targeted." "...[W]hen Americans do speak up and say something when they see something, they are punished and often accused of being racist or Islamophobic."
  • "Protect" and "Serve" WHO? We know the answer. It bears repeating that THEY KNEW FOR YEARS AND WERE GETTING A PERCENTAGE.
  • Gun Control Success Story!
  • Think about the kind of people who want to change the rules. (Which I have also pondered.)
  • DISARMING THE POPULACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PRECURSOR TO GENOCIDE.

    In Lighter News

    Thoughts on open carry. Which I have also pondered.


    5511 Saturday, 21 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Michael G. sends, "What is AgroEcology? It is a made up pseudo-science word that actually means, 'I want half the world to starve so that most of the rest will live as peasants I can boss around.'"

    He follows with, "Burn the govt. schools, outlaw the teacher's unions - the headline gets backed up." Yeah, try getting a job as a white, straight, 50-year-old male with conservative leanings. That's not the quota the employers are looking to fill.

    Then he follows that with, "Florida State U prez defies overwhelming majority to cave to vocal minority. Thus proving that college administrations cave to the left because they want to, not because they fear it."

    "New York City is just Wall Street millionaires and the crazy, Leftist freaks and perverts that make their food and coffee to pay for their s***ty artist lofts."

    Real Socialism Has Never Been Tried

  • "Tell me again how our lives would fall apart without cops?"
  • Remember, peasant, work within their system. OR ELSE.

    In Lighter News

    Show, chat and show every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.

    You hardly ever hear about one of Our Kind turning to Their Side.

    Antimatter has for decades been proposed as an energy source. Even I wrote, "Don't worry about that," Sol answered. "Once this gets out, some other genius somewhere will design a new fusion plant. Or figure out an antimatter reactor, or something. Because now, they'll have a reason." Michael G. sends, working on it. Meanwhile he also sends, "Modular reactor uses existing technology in order to get approval earlier." Remember when nuclear energy was advertised as "too cheap to meter"? Remember who stood in its way.

    In my aforementioned fictional future history I postulate anti-aging treatments. Michael G. sends, working on that too. Faster, please.


    5512 Sunday, 22 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    DON'T GO TO COLLEGE

    Not unrelated, look again at the meme I linked yesterday. Even communists admit communism doesn't work.

    Not unrelated, Desert Hermit Joel has the Epically Tone-Deaf Hypocrisy o' the Day.

    Michael G. observes, "That makes me feel better. Just like when the League of Nations outlawed war."

  • POLICE ARE NOT THE GOOD GUYS
  • "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?

    In Lighter News

    Another perspective on open carry.

    When the Rules finally change and the "festivities" start and someone shows up to join your tribe with a Mosin, do not mock. No, it's not the best weapon, but it'll do.


    5513 Monday, 23 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    And then I got out of bed and
    went back to work.


    YOUR. TAX. DOLLARS. AT. WORK.

    The Quislings of Fairfax.

    More on the entertainment rot. Fine, I'll quit watching that, continue my Clone Wars rewatch and maybe get some writing done. Now if I was writing SIX I'd have it build up to a twist where the family gets attacked by the Jihadist sleeper agent and Just Barely Reaches The Gun In Time, graphically proving all that anti-self-defense perversion wrong. But that's not the kind of story those kinds of people want to tell....

    By which is meant, here's another show I've never watched and now never will.

    Michael G. sends, Stanford student threatens to physically assault Jews, gets promoted to have authority over other students.

    Michael then observes, "Father of two Parkland survivors murdered. He was working in the convenience store he owned when a robber came in. He gave the robber the money, but the robber came back and murdered him. As Codrea says about just giving them what they want, 'What if what they want is your life?'"

    AND IT'S STILL NOT REPUBLICAN NRA MEMBERS DOING IT.

    Which segues to:

  • Michael G. sends, "Toronto's mayor proves he's a jackass. Because his response to the citizens of Toronto being defenseless against a case of sudden onset jihad syndrome is to demand that they be made even more defenseless."
  • "Community Heroes" will run and hide from real threats while innocent children are murdered, but they're real brave against a mentally-disabled kid with an imagination.
  • "ALL THAT TRAINING" yeah take a closer look. Everyone I call "friend" could ace that, laughing. Even the ones with the health problems. Obviously it's also structured for revolvers, just as the Project Appleseed AQT is structured on the legacy of the M1 Garand. I could ace that test with a revolver too. I've met 8-year-old girls who could ace that. Connect this dot to the SIX propaganda brainwashing linked above, remember it the next time someone tells you "only police should have guns", and remember it the next time you see any cop of any kind.
  • "...[T]he Mayor... refuses to send police...." "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?

    In Lighter News

    In my fictional future history I postulate a "fusion torch" to provide constant acceleration at high efficiency, for convenient travel in real interplanetary space. Michael G. sends, working on something like that... but in the very second paragraph they use the word "peaks" instead of "peeks". And similar errors throughout. Layers and layers of editorial oversight. Hey, I went back and fixed all the places where I used "it's" when I should have used "its".

    Hmm, uppity in North Carolina the other day.

    Uppity in Florida this Saturday.


    5514 Tuesday, 24 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Massive Vote Fraud....

    More than a decade ago I made this cartoon. Michael G. sends evidence I was right, again.

    But open borders and unchecked immigration aren't things we need to worry about... RIGHT?

    Butbutbut that's not Real Socialism?

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Ho hum, another 'racist incident' turns out to be a fraud." (Michael G. sends another report.) "And in other fraudulent news, the socialist not from the Bronx, or Bolshevik Barbie, as a friend of mine dubbed her, is campaigning with Comrade Sanders in Kansas of all places." Let's remember that it was an active member of Bernie Sanders' campaign, with a history of domestic violence, not a Republican NRA member, who shot up a baseball game.

    Speaking of that kind of people, Jacob follows with, "Another day, another one wants us all to die. More neo-Malthusianism from the insane left. I suspect that the reason that progressives want to suppress children is that right leaning people tend to have more kids than leftists and will eventually win through outbreeding, so they want to stop that. Or they’re just insane and want all humanity to go extinct, to save the world." To which GFZ connects the Endlösung dot.

    On the other end of the bell curve, it's not Republican NRA members kidnapping babies, setting them on fire and leaving them on railroad tracks either. And nobody wants to talk about that.

  • Here is a thing I've seen, and pondered, before. Unclear on the concepts.
  • Only police can be trusted with guns?
  • Work within their system?
  • Japan has never been a free country....
  • This isn't a joke anymore.
  • Wolves attack woman, government refuses to help. "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
  • Fabbers will change the world and ignorant bigots will demand laws against them. But there's always another way.

    In Lighter News

    In this-of-all-horrible-places, Firearms Protection ballot measure filed.

    Uppity in Florida this Saturday.

    Michael G. sends a strange tale from Hawaii-of-all-places, with big precedent potential.

    Then, "Europeans pushing back against 'elite' enabled invasion. They should know the lyrics Tom Kratman wrote for the EU anthem. 'To the lampposts, Europeans, tie the knots and toss the ropes. Fit the nooses, haul the free ends, stand and watch the bastards choke.'"

    Even Russia is showing some improvement.

    Couple years back I wrote about a semi-sentient felinoid species who counted hunters, and shots, before coming out to make their own kills. And then this happens.

    Aurora, part 83, is online. If you find this fictional future history entertaining, please consider a charitable donation through the PayPal button at the top or bottom of most pages on this site. Thank you.


    5515 Wednesday, 25 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    NOT REPUBLICAN NRA MEMBERS
    AND THEN THIS HAPPENS

    "Global" "Warming" MY ASS but they want everyone else to live in caves and starve and the point of a government gun.

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "Mind melting insanity. This is from a few years ago, but I just came upon it. Be careful when you read this one, the crazy is weapons grade."
    With, "In today’s eat-their-own and 'if not for double standards, they’d have no standards at all' departments all at once. I can’t even remember the last time I watched TV intentionally, much less late night 'comedy'. I suspect that if this kind of remark was made by a right leaning person, that person would already have been fired and tarred and feathered."

    Michael G. observes, "I see the anti ICE protest was finally ended. Portland Antifa are all about equality, respect and ending racism. And providing employment for biohazard response teams."

    To which dot connect, remember how Trump said illegal immigrants come from s***hole countries? Places without things like clean water and reliable electricity? Nothing like that could ever happen here... RIGHT?

    "The people who are going nuts about this are the people who have no idea how stuff is made."

  • What "law" would you not enforce?
  • THEIR SYSTEM. WORK WITHIN IT. OR ELSE.
  • Remember, peasant, you don't need a gun because POLICE WILL BE THERE TO PROTECT YOU.

    In Lighter News

    Trump keeps happening

    Liberty High School suspends student for t-shirt. Student wins lawsuit.

    In my fictional future history I postulate cures for most diseases. Michael G. sends, "New treatment for malaria under development. A little lighter news for a change."

    Blogbrother SMLE Fan and I are kinda crazy cat dudes. We have a whole shtick about snow leopards. Michael G. sends this story and it could be about stupid sheeple and lack of preparedness and lack of awareness and an inability to defend oneself against a violent natural world that Does Not Care How You Voted, but the first thing I think of is "I'm gonna need moar toona."


    5516 Thursday, 26 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

    I have said, "The political left has nothing but lies, hate and violence." (Had just such an encounter at work today in fact. Practically all ideological violence in this country is from the left, toward the right. (The rest is Islam....)) Now Michael G. sends, "Media seeks dirt on Kavanaugh's WIFE. And when in the future the same tactic is used against THEM just imagine the gnashing of teeth and the cries of 'Civility! Civility!'"

    He then observes, "The Toronto attack: none dare call it terrorism. That might rile up the normals, and the elites fear and despise the normals far more than a few terrorists." "My question here is, why the focus on getting people to shut up and stop asking questions?"

    Followed by, "Two SanFran supervisors push to ban company cafeterias. After mandating expenses for restaurants ($15 minimum wage) they now seek to force people to use the higher priced service. In other words, the Obamacare model. How soon before they try to ban sack lunches?" "...[E]mbracing the role of villains in an Ayn Rand novel...."

    FINALLY WHITE-ON-BLACK VIOLENCEOH. WAIT. Michael comments, "It was a violent felon with a long history of mental illness but California paroled him anyway. That means it is all Trump's and our fault, because no matter what the facts are it is always Trump's and our fault. He was also never a Proud Boy, and the Proud Boys weren't meeting in Oakland but those people still deserved to be beat up because they looked like they might be Proud Boys."

    Which segues to:

  • ICE arrests illegal alien child-rapist who was released by sheriff. "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
  • YEAH WE KNOW WHO.
  • A sane society used to hang highway robbers by the neck until dead.
  • ANYTHING COMING THROUGH YOUR DOOR WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION DESERVES TO DIE, NO MATTER WHAT COSTUME IT'S WEARING.

    In Lighter News

    Thoughts for the day:

  • The United States of America is my country.
  • I love my country.
  • Country and government are not the same thing.

    To wit:

    Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends, "Trump Happens, again. All I wanted was for him to be Not Hillary and to provide a bit of entertainment. My Curmudgeon gland isn't used to this level of satisfaction."

    It has long been said that a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged. (Though many points of ideological purity can be raised about the organization.) And again, you hardly ever hear about one of Our Kind going to Their Side.


    5517 Friday, 27 July 2018:

    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."

    THINK ABOUT THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO WANT CONTROL OVER EVERYONE ELSE'S LIVES.

    Aaaand the entertainment rot.

    By which is meant the Blood Libel o' the Day.

    San Francisco! Yeah well I'm starting to see needles and feces on the sidewalk as I go to the bus stop each morning in this horrible place too.

    YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK well in my fictional future history the DMV doesn't exist.

    My Side isn't trying to start the race war. But I'm pretty sure My Side will win.

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends "More from the eating-their-own dept: Comrade Warren Wilhelm, I mean, NYC mayor Bill Deblasio is apparently insufficiently dedicated because he hasn’t yet succeeded in completely turning NYC into Venezuela."

  • Michael G. sends, Muslim immigrant stabs three people, claims Allah told him to do it, GETS RELEASED BACK INTO COMMUNITY. -You know, f*** Canada. This appears to be what they want.
  • I have said all police are liars and thieves and they keep proving me right.
  • This would be funny if it weren't true. What "law" would you not enforce?"
  • Tell me again how "law enforcement supports the Second Amendment".
  • How about we draw our weapons whenever we see a cop?
  • "I don’t want to hear another damn word from the controllers about how armed citizens are a danger to society. Not... one... more... word."

    In Lighter News

    Bull in a china shop? FINE. BREAK ALL THE F***ING CHINA. Even Old Media can't sweep the Trumpening under the rug. Despite the bump stocks and "due process later", I'm getting a little excited again.

    Like-minded folks in Idaho. Though I'm not sure that's far enough away from the spreading infection I'm surrounded by here. AndIstillhavenowaytogetthere.


    5518 Saturday, 28 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    "...[Y]ou can’t expect 'pacifist' teachers to assume the basics for their own defense" OR THE DEFENSE OF YOUR CHILDREN.

    Sink the Island....
    ...and its former penal colony too.

    Mobs of brainwashed bigots, stuffed full of other people's hate. Never a thought of their own. (I'm reminded of a tale regarding Hanoi Jane, wherein she had to ask how to hold up her revolutionary fist for photographic purposes.) Problem is, get enough of these bigots together in one place, they start murdering people.

    AND THAT'S NOT HYPERBOLE.

  • Nor is it a paranoid conspiracy theory.
  • "...[H]e wanted to live in a society where daily existence did not require a person to continually lie."
  • TOO LATE

    In Lighter News

    Show, chat and show every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.

    Something really strange is happening in the 9th Circuit Court. Not at all what we've come to expect.


    5519 Sunday, 29 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK IN GOVERNMENT "HEALTH" "CARE".

    Hey remember when the National Socialists YES, AGAIN.

    They want everyone to be as willfully f***ing ignorant as them. And look what keeps getting reelected. Seems to be working.

    Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends more immigrants contributing to society. (Which I have also pondered.)

  • ALL THAT TRAINING

    In Lighter News

    Chatroom Elf LORD DRAN sends Appleseed pr0n, complete with Floofy Kitteh:

    Pro tip: Using the "friends & family" option when donating to me in PayPal waives their fee, so I get the full amount. To do that, you might have to send it direct to my email address instead of using the buttons on these pages.


    5520 Monday, 30 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    And then I got out of bed and
    went back to work.

    In this horrible place. Seriously one (or two (or three (I CAN'T TELL)))
    of those is camped fifty meters from this keyboard.
    Once in a while Central City Concern,
    with or without the costumed sociopaths of the Portland Police Bureau,
    sweep them out, but a day or two later they come right back,
    or new ones take their places.


    Michael G. sends more blood libel.

    Which segues to the entertainment rot....

    To which dot connect, a moon or two ago was some psychotic gibberish about rape culture at the dog parks. HOAX

    Yeah I got yer "rape culture" right here. But instead we get "feminists for Islam" and "refugees welcome".

    Which segues to YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK and some people, you mention any such thing anywhere near them, they melt down and start literally screaming about health care and all the other things they think we "owe" them. And then they snap the rest of the way and start shooting up congressional baseball games....

    To which dot Michael G. connect, even more Immigrants Contributing to Society, Vibrantly! But these animals get wrist-slaps and revolving doors and EBT cards full of their victims' (parents') taxes, and Shaneen Allen and Brian Aitken nearly get their lives destroyed and Erik Scott gets shot in the back five times without warning.

    Which segues to:

  • "We have soldiers in jail for accidentally killing innocents in a combat zone. Why the different standard?"
  • Decent people are not safe anywhere near any cop of any kind.
  • Oh look, the kitten-stomping baby-burning sociopaths of BATFE change the rules, again.
  • What "law" would you not enforce? And how many people will you MURDER for pointing out what sociopathic morons you are?

    In Lighter News

    DO SOMETHING FOR THE CAUSE.

    Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends: "You know, for someone who's not on Our Side, Musk keeps doing things, and having impacts on stuff that are Relevant To Our Interests."

    Aforementioned Chatroom Elf LORD DRAN sends:


    5521 Tuesday, 31 July 2018:

    The World Sucks

    Blood Libel and Genocide Fantasy o' the Day.

    Michael G. sends Your Tax Dollars At Work: "Housing inspectors ordered a wheelchair ramp removed, not because there was anything wrong with it but because construction was started before the final approval was received. Because of course the wheelchair bound woman couldn't possibly need to leave her home before the bureaucracy finally got around to giving permission."

    A while back I made this bumper sticker:

    And I was right, again.

    Think about the kind of people who "stand with" people who joke about molesting children. They're the same people who don't want you able to defend yourself or your children.

    And as if on cue, years ago I wrote “But the poor subjects? They're as screwed now as they were under any Russian tsar or Soviet premier, or Polish king or invader's boot. They're just too ignorant, kept too ignorant, to know it. Sure, they have some tech, a holo in every home - showing only the government channels, only approved entertainment chips from only approved studios. And no net access.” Illyria had several Marsten Devices for FTL communication, but they were all government-owned and -controlled; no Illyrian subject could access them without government permission and government censorship. “Not one in ten Illyrians, Poles, whatever they want to call themselves, maybe not one in fifty owns a 'puter. Or a rifle.” Jeffersonians recognized both as weapons. Governments recognized both as threats. Now Michael G. sends, "We need single-payer... access? Because Movie Pass was selling their service at a loss they are about to go out of business. Therefore the federal government should nationalize Movie Pass and start providing it instead. Really? Movies are now a constitutionally mandated federal responsibility? Having the government essentially fund the movie business wouldn't end up in massive free speech violations? What is wrong with you people? Grow up! If you were able to get a massive bargain in the past because someone else screwed up their business model, consider yourself fortunate but don't consider yourself entitled to forcing other people to continue funding an offer they never made."

    I also wrote:
    “But what about the disabled, those who can't earn their own living?”
    Solomon looked Anna square in the eye and answered, “We don't have any. Our medical technology can repair almost any injury, cure almost any disease - and everyone can afford it because government has stayed out of the way of its development. Medicines, surgical techniques, treatments, compete in an open market, without crippling regulations and crushing taxes. Those which can't produce what the customer wants or needs, go out of business. Those which deliver are rewarded with more customers, and profits, which they use to improve their processes and reduce costs still further, before a competitor beats them to it. Private charity easily handles the handful of unrecoverable cases.”

    Additionally:
    There were no weak, ugly, or fat people born on Asgard. Some people, on some worlds, questioned the morality of parents designing their children with certain cosmetic traits - indeed, some children were built as though selecting options from a menu, and most were brought to term in artificial wombs. Asgardians ignored the social-justice vermin, and if they did not shut up and go away, duelled them until they did. The unapologetic nature of Asgardian life appealed to many, but few were strong enough for it....
    And then this happens.

    Thought for the day, in conversation with one of the few coworkers who is not some or several kinds of moron: The flame under the melting pot has been extinguished.
    In support of which, Michael G. sends "Islamic gratitude: Three years before he blew up 22 people, the Manchester bomber was rescued from Libya by the Royal Navy."
    To which dot he immediately connects, "UK refuses to accept Christian refugees. Why bother when you know Muslims will show more gratitude?" [/sarc]
    Which follows the trend of, "[New Hampshire business leaders] claim that Hispanics don’t feel welcome because most people in New Hampshire speak English." Yes, New Hampshire, you too can experience the cultural vibrancy of feces-covered sidewalks and serial child rape.
    With burn the government schools-sauce.
    Aaaaaaaand Sweden.
    While here at home, people who have no understanding of or respect for the Constitution and a quarter-millenium of American culture are making "laws" the rest of us have to obey under threat of government force.

    Which segues to:

  • A definition of tyranny is that which is "legal" for some people and "illegal" for others.
  • Gun Control Success Story!
  • "Protect" and "Serve" WHO?
  • They like to hurt people. That's why they become cops.
  • Remember, peasant, only police can be trusted with guns. Because they have all that training.
  • Or motor vehicles. Because it takes real professionals to have a two-vehicle accident while engaging in a foot pursuit.
  • "Easy as it is, several officers need hours to qualify and some never do (with no real consequences due to affirmative action and the union). I pointed at holes in the ceiling downrange and asked if those were what I thought they were. [The range officer] shook his head and said ‘fraid so.... Please note the generally poor marksmanship of the department’s officers. These are paid professionals. Unless they have a personal interest in the shooting arts they have no real motivation to try and excel at it. My friend, with Mosby’s training under his belt (and his desire to excel) out shot the majority of officers on a fairly large department. He was the equal of their best. Let that sink in."
  • AND REMEMBER IT WHEN YOU DECIDE WHICH ORDER TO OBEY.

    In Lighter News

    Licensed campus carry is two years old in Texas. Unlicensed campus carry is one year old in Kansas. No problems have been reported. Because we're not the ones hurting people.

    Prohibition Will Always FAIL and there's always another way.


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