RIFLEMAN'S JOURNAL - MAY 2019
The World Sucks
Encore l'Project Gunwalker?
Back here I hypothetically asked, "Mr. President, Bryce Williams was an active supporter of yours. Do you feel any responsibility for these murders, given your racially-divisive policies and rhetoric?" YEAH, LIKE THIS. IT'S NOT REPUBLICAN NRA MEMBERS WITH MAGA HATS SHOOTING UP SYNAGOGUES AND NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
And like this also. Remember just a few days ago when I asked whose fault it would be if that drunk-driving illegal immigrant whom a judge and officer of the court helped to escape had gone on to run over a toddler.
A disarmed and defenseless population is a prerequisite for real socialism.
Because they really do hate us so much they want murderers and terrorists to vote for them instead.
And that's not hyperbole.
To which dot Michael G. connects, "Dehumanizing those they oppose: An environmental group at Cal Poly posts a hit list of names and locations."
Among other Nazi-like activities on college campuses.
Truly, Don't Go to College. It's a terrible place.
Immigrants Contributing to Society? Or just another weekend in California?
Well anyway, Immigrants Contributing to Society.
GOVERNMENT "HEALTH" "CARE" WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG
In my fictional future history I postulate the decline and fall of the Catholic Church. Michael now asks, "Is the Pope Catholic? A lot of theologians are seriously wondering."
Said Pope is also kind of committing an act of war against the United States of America.
Michael also sends, "Eric 'Nuke 'Em' Swalwell proves he never read Constitution: Tweets out that the Constitution never used the word 'women', as if he has made a compelling fine, but doesn't know it never used the word 'men' either."
In Lighter News
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends, Lawsuit against Armslist fails in Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Years ago I wrote "He guided the shuttle to a smooth landing in a grassy clearing easily large enough for a hundred such vehicles. They got out, the houndosaurs frolicking and happily gronking at their feet, their polished scales casting thousands of miniature rainbows in the sun." With, “The cargo sold,” he said, comming the data from his 'puter to Daisuke's. “The whole cargo. I reckon that will cover the port fees.” The wiry nikkei from New Israel, normally the definition of reserved decorum, actually made a little happy-noise when he read his display. Gnoppan raptorhide, sparkling with thousands of reflective scales, was quite the fashion among bootmakers in Texas, New or old...." And, "The Nikar were a reptilian race, the second alien species discovered by Humans, vaguely humanoid in shape and size, with powerful, clawed, three-digit hands, larger and less-prehensile toes, and a long, very-prehensile tail. Prrg had a face like a foreshortened crocodile, yellow slit-pupil eyes under protective ridges, and dark gray scales highlighted with two thin but sparkling red racing stripes from crest to tail-tip; his ethnicity was drab compared to most of his people." I'm feeling better about writing that now.
Michael G. sends, "Be a rooftop Korean: 'Some duties of a citizen should never be outsourced. If you are an able-bodied adult, it’s your duty to know how to stop the bleeding and give CPR until the pros who do it for a living arrive. And it’s your duty (and right) to defend yourself, your family, your community and your Constitution. With guns – effective guns....'" Aaand that's not Lighter News because the mobs really are out to get us and I have no way out of this horrible place. "Ban them? We should insist non-felon adult, able-bodied citizens own them and become proficient with them...." Trying to do my part toward that goal.
Not unrelated, he follows with, "WaPo article says Allies just as bad as Axis in WW2. Because they weren't perfect, according to the author's standards, and all non-perfection is equally bad. And Freedom Toons thought they were making a joke."
Immigrants Contributing to Society
Way back here I wrote "Should we rename the nation's capitol? Tear down a few monuments? Give Yorktown back to the British?" And there we are.
Their way does work... for the real goal.
Which is REAL SOCIALISM.
Got yer May Day commemoration right here.
Again and again I tell you to think about the kind of people who don't want you able to defend yourself.
A while back I ventured into race relations and now this happens. Not. "Racist". If. It's. True. Which is not unrelated to:
More analysis of the Armslist Wisconsin case. First and Second Amendments.
An important increment in Florida.
In my fictional future history I postulate technology to keep food fresh for a very long time. Working on part of that.
The place where Europe used to be....
Sharyl Attkisson has been described by some on Our Side as the Last Real Journalist.
Because there really is a concerted and deliberate effort
to misinform everyone about everything
and to silence anyone who points that out.
I grew up poor, with parents on food stamps back when they were actual stamps, and I seem to recall this sort of thing being the law at the time but now they can get cash from ATMs and spend it on $600 sneakers in which they can fall asleep in a wheelchair on the sidewalk between this slum and the bus stop from work and I'm not making that up I should have got a crappy cellphone picture gods and demons how I hate this horrible place.
Entertainment rot spreads both ways.
Second Front action in Ohio and as always I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.
In the wake of Fairfax's dirty laundry, some observers have pointed out opportunities for other groups to gain ground. Gun Owners of America appears to be paying attention. Years ago I made a long series of quarterly payments to become a life member of the National Rifle Association. GOA's is the same $500, with comparable payment options. Hmm. And their email alerts are free.
In Norman Borlaug-related news, Michael G. sends, "High yield farming better for the environment than organic farming: 'Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than “high-yield” farming that uses less land, a new study has found.' And how soon are the authors of this study turned into unpersons? Oh, and Roundup isn't a carcinogen."
Speaking of commissars vanishing, Michael follows with, "Reality based scientist takes over AOC climate hearing. Turned out one of her trained seals wasn't a trained seal."
Couple years back I wrote "On the floor nearby he saw the answer, a discarded polymer sabot for a subcaliber, high-velocity penetrator, probably tungsten or the like." That is by no means a new idea.
TrumpKeepsHappening which is good because I came real close to quitting the kennel-of-retarded-dogs today (and I haven't had a car of my own for more than two years fml).
Even more monopolistic censorship is expanding to overt discrimination. How long until the dogs and firehoses?
Which is not unrelated to Michael Z. Williamson's observation of a highly contagious disease.
Immigrants Contributing to Society which segues to
Michael G. sends, "Citizen stops homeless man from setting fires in LA." But that's not Lighter News because "Unless there is a change in the approach to homelessness, Californians better hope that citizens like Richard Lazenby remain in the state. We will need more heroes." While California is going to great lengths to drive every decent, civic-minded person out of the state.
Michael follows with, "Guess who the attacked MAGA hat Asians were? North Korean defectors! I guess that's appropriate, the ones who hate MAGA want to turn America into North Korea." Note also: "Just days before President Trump met with Kim Jong-un in February, North Korea announced that it was facing a food crisis. Daily rations were cut and it was reported that 41 percent of North Koreans were undernourished." And not long ago I wrote "The People's Establishment of Lanos had drawn into itself as well, their economy collapsing, their lights going out, and systematic cannibalism now an evident fact. There were images of the camps and slaughterhouses, and - like the communists of Old Terra - pyramids of skulls."
Show and chat every Sunday 1100 Pacific Time.
Second Front action in Texas and as always I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.
In my fictional future history I postulate dueling as a Constitutionally-protected right. I'm far from the first to have that idea.
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Immigrants Contributing to Society (with backlash)
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends "Unintended consequences: Whaddaya know, poorly thought through, knee-jerk environmental regulations probably will make things worse. Whoever could have seen that coming?"
Michael G. observes "There's no CNN bias to fake news: 'CNN covered the January controversy surrounding Nick Sandmann and his fellow Covington Catholic School students 23 times, yet thus far hasn’t covered footage of children at a Philadelphia Islamic center reading poetry about chopping off heads.'"
Followed by, "David Hogg orders everyone to stop using correct legal term."
With, "Code Pink stops pretending they are freedom loving patriots trying to keep USA out of war."
Which segues to "Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."
And then I got out of bed and
went back to work.
And then I could not tolerate one more day
of being trapped in a van with morons
who shout in one ear while coughing in the other
and now I'm unemployed again.
I'm good at things I don't like and
I like things I'm not good enough to do for a living.
A couple hours later I got an email
from my only real friend at that place,
commiserating and saying he hates it too.
It helps to know it's not just me.
I'm not wrong. People really are that bad.
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Discrimination and lies in Montana of all places.
Michael G. sends "Midwest flood victims thank green justice policies. Now they get to live in the land of submarines."
With, "Ted Bundy exemplifies white privilege. Because he was lionized, says a college professor from the end of the political spectrum that lionizes vile criminals and murderers." They really do hate us for the color of our skin.
They really do hate us
and want us to die.
And to rape our children. Burn the government schools.
None of that is hyperbole.
Their way doesn't work and ours does.
Second Front action in Arizona and as always I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife pair of sticks connected by rope, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.
NFA increments in Arkansas.
FFL reform too, or not.
It's not paranoia if Big Brother really is watching us. Or committing mass fraud against us. Or both.
Nor is it paranoia if they really are treating us like the National Socialists treated the Jews.
Don't go to college. It is a silly place.
Couple years ago I made my first OpEd video and yes, a would-be genocidal dictator wants the nuclear launch codes.
Michael G. sent that and follows with, "Imaginary Air Force officers support gun control. According to PA state legislator Brian Sims, when he isn't attacking pro-life people."
Which flavor of violent psychosis we have seen before.
Michael adds, "Medical kidnapping: More Child Protective Services abuse in America."
Increments in Indiana.
ON THIS DAY
So I've got around to watching The Orville and while its production values are high and it even has its quality moments, there's also a lot of entertainment rot expressed through checking all the social-justice boxes. For example, season 2 episode 12, "Sanctuary", deals with a race of humanoids whose culture has developed around a single, male, gender, and the rarely-hatched females are surgically converted to male in infancy. In this episode, fugitive females develop an interstellar underground railroad to rescue females and colonize a hidden planet, which is then discovered and risks subjugation or destruction by their government. Now, classical liberals and minarchists and republitarians and suchlike would say, "Let them go and leave them the heck alone," but I can't help pondering how the people who write and produce this, the actors who portray it, are the same people who bash Israel and wave banners for "Justice for Palestine" and turn both eyes hypocritically blind to the way Islam treats females, very much including widespread female genital mutilation, while accusing the rest of us of "Islamophobia". To which dot connect, I recently acquired copies of the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy and made the mistake of reading the Wikipedia page for one of the lead actors, in which I learned he supported Bernie Sanders. Like that James Hodgkinson guy who tried to murder a bunch of Republicans. It is no longer possible to separate entertainment from entertainer, or fellow-travelers from each other. I will paint with a broad brush because it is not Republican NRA members with MAGA hats shooting up congressional baseball games, or schools or workplaces or concerts or movie theaters or gay nightclubs. My Side is the one that does not have innocent blood on its collective hands. Which segues to:
In monopolistic censorship news, Michael G. sends, "Tracking violence by the Left violates Twitter's terms of service. 'The left is violent!' 'Pics or it never happened.' 'Okay, here are the pics!'
'Those pics violate our terms of service, so we are erasing them and your account. Now that there are no pics, it never happened.'"
Followed by, "John Lott restates the obvious: That the way to stop church shootings, and other mass shootings, is a populace that bears arms." "We can no longer ignore the fact that these mass public shootings keep on occurring in those small, isolated areas of right-to-carry states where permitted concealed handguns aren’t allowed" and whose fault is that?
IT IS NEVER ONE OF OUR KIND. IT IS ALWAYS THEIRS.
To which dot connect a state representative fomenting and facilitating the exact same kind of hatred and violence.
Which is still not hyperbole.
Ongoing awakening in Brazil. Of all places.
Uppity in Occupied Colorado Saturday the 18th.
Prohibition Will Always FAIL and there's always another way.
Anabasis is a legendary trek through enemy territory, often referred to in military history and military fiction. John Ringo did a whole novel, The Last Centurion, based on it. Turns out something comparable happened during the Second World War.
It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Kittehology Edition!
Jeffersonian, 2:12 PM giant spider scene
Jeffersonian, 2:12 PM I don't think Deathwalker eets dat
SMLE Fan, 2:16 PM unsure....I've only even seen him near a spider a coupla times....and I was quick to point out that a spider is a colleague, not food
Jeffersonian, 2:16 PM I maintain my personal theory that "kitteh crazee tiem" is a narcotic reaction to spider venom
SMLE Fan, 2:17 PM very possible, but also "crazy tiem" is for when teh kitteh doesn't get enough activity during a given day......
Jeffersonian, 2:18 PM FluffyTux can go owt through the rathole in the bathroom anytime
SMLE Fan, 2:18 PM akshully, I prefer the high-on-spider-venom theory better
Jeffersonian, 2:19 PM I should publish
Jeffersonian, 2:19 PM u can b mai peer-review
SMLE Fan, 2:20 PM "Arachnid-based Behavioral Changes in Common Forms of F. Catus"
SMLE Fan, 2:20 PM "Nya"
Bump stocks are dangerous! They're being used in mass shootings! OH WAIT.
"Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."
Yes, Fudd, that means granpa's thutty-thutty too.
Like the Nazis treated the Jews.
Lest that be seen as Godwin or hyperbole, Michael G. sends "Paper: Professor Bias May Deflate Conservative College Students' Grades. Shocked face."
Don't go to college where they hate us and want us to die and openly fantasize about exterminating us.
Immigrants Contributing to Society Vibrantly
Blogbrother SMLE Fan points out ever-spreading entertainment rot. -And just last night I finished watching the extended LotR trilogy. I actually did read the books once, decades ago.
Burn the government schools child-molestation factories
Michael also sends, "The school shooters who will be portrayed as the real victims." And used as excuses to violate the rights and steal the property of everyone who isn't shooting up the schools.
All the political violence in this country is from the left, against the right. Including this horrible place.
That's three different images, here is a convenient single file.
Michael G. sends backlash in the schools?
When establishment entertainment rots, we have to make our own. -Which I am also trying to do if-you-find-this-fictional-future-history-entertaining-please-consider-a-charitable-donation-through-the-PayPal-buttons-on-the-top-or-bottom-of-most-pages-on-this-site-thank-you.
Michael G. starts with, "Berkeley student gov. wants non-citizens to vote in elections. The training ground for the population replacement movement." "...[M]any of the same individuals who moaned about foreign interference in our 2016 election are all too happy to extend the franchise to individuals who bear no affiliation to the United States...."
Got yer election meddling right here.
Michael follows with entertainment rot: "Law and Order rewrites reality to make conservatives the bad guys. In other words, it's a day that ends in 'Y'." With anti-Semite sauce. And the low-information voters with a TV remote in one hand and an EBT card in the other swallow it whole, blame the jooooz for whatever went wrong in their life, and shoot up another synagogue, and then the lying anti-Semite establishment media will blame me.
Jews need to defend themselves because nobody else will defend Jews.
And as if on cue the New York Times defends a subliterate misogynistic third-worlder with a badge.
Likewise, Colion Noir nails Joe Biden. Who will still get millions of sheeple to vote for him.
The other day I called the government schools child-molestation factories and this horrible place proves me right, again.
The place where Germany used to be....
"Zuckerberg is literally copying Stalinist Russia." Which segues to:
Campus and Second Front action in Iowa.
Repeating, Prohibition Will Always FAIL and there's always another way.
Badass o' the Day.
None of these mass shootings has been committed by a Republican NRA member with a MAGA hat. Michael G. sends more data on the latest: "The father of one of the alleged STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters in Colorado is a serial felon and illegal immigrant from Mexico."
AND NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
Democrats are the party of terrorism and genocide. Any Jew who is not armed is a moron. Any Jew who votes Democrat is suicidal.
Ongoing monopolistic censorship
Michael G. sends, "Oberlin trial demonstrates higher education rot. And our self declared elites' drive to tyrannical power over the rest of us. 'What became quite evident on the first day of testimony, however, is that the school seemed to perceive that they ran the town of Oberlin, and that the town was supposed to do what they were told to do.'" Oberlin Police Officer Victor Ortiz: “I didn’t see anyone trying to calm the students down at all” and what exactly are YOU getting paid for?
Followed by, "Johns Hopkins protesters FINALLY arrested. Their months-long sit-in was tolerated but when they chained the doors shut and covered the security cameras it was a step too far." Not Lighter News because "Not sure how much deterrence the arrests will have on future action since they aren't pressing charges against anybody." Yeah what are we paying cops for?
With - remember about a month ago when some TV show I never watch portrayed and advocated open political violence against, mainly, white people. Michael now sends, "Entertainment rot, civility division: CBS show kills off expy of Trump admin official by SWATting him. The SWATters are the group the main character belongs to. Think there's any chance she'll realize 'We're the baddies' and do something about it? Me neither."
It's not paranoia if they really are out to get us.
And, "Human Rights requires the admittance of the children of ISIS. That's the argument being made in EU court." What could possibly go wrong.
As for living in caves, wearing grass skirts, freezing in the dark and dying of the common cold at age forty, Michael sends, "Living on grass: Now the warmists don't want to just roll back the industrial revolution, they want to roll back the neolithic agricultural revolution."
Streisand Effect at the arms shop.
The gun culture is vastly more tolerant and inclusive than so-called "liberals" pretend to be. Adding Armed Equality to my front and links pages.
Michael G. sends, "Norway's Health Minister: Eat whatever you want. 'Norway’s new minister in charge of public health said this week that adults did not need government lectures about what to put in their bodies....' When she was Immigration Minister she said Norway didn't need a bunch of immigrants, especially from repressive uncivilized societies. Signs of sanity returning to Norway?"
I've never served in the military, except for three misguided months thirty-odd years ago in Air Force ROTC learning that the military and I would be better off without each other, but I approve of this. TrumpKeepsHappening?
Speaking of the military, OMG LARRY CORREIA IS WRITING DOCUMENTARIES
Michael G. sends, "U of Minnesota offers illegals, 'dreamers' scholarships." While the rest of us are stuck with soul-crushing debt.
Followed by, "In Britain, no jail time for Islamist who threatened mass murder." While British subjects who complain about it on Twitter are fined and jailed.
With, "A call for Jexit from college: 'American universities are openly breaking their bonds with the Jewish community by embracing active discrimination against Jewish students and rejecting their intellectual, emotional, and moral attachments to the values of equal human dignity, universal rights, critical inquiry, and rational thought.... Paying for teenagers to be subjected to this kind of rejection and abuse is an act of communal self-destructiveness that we would be smart to eschew.' Not just Jews, anyone who upholds the ideals of the Declaration and Constitution."
Brainwashing factories, I have called the government schools, and Michael sends, "Brainwashing children works. I wonder if anyone has written any papers like this about gun control, rather than climate change?"
It's not paranoia. They really are out to get us.
Michael G. sends, "Idaho repeals its state regulatory code. Not on purpose, the legislature was squabbling so much they didn't get around to reauthorizing the regulatory code. Oft evil will evil mar. 'Previously, each rule the governor wanted cut would have had to be justified as a new rulemaking action; now, every regulation that agencies want to keep has to be justified. The burden of proof has switched.'"
Comeback o' the Day.
And then I got out of bed and
looked for another job.
Nobody in this horrible place wants to hire
a 51-year-old white straight male conservative
and I have nowhere else to go
and no way to get there.
I repeat, any Jew who is not armed is a moron and any Jew who votes Democrat is suicidal.
IMMIGRANTS CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY
To which dot also connect WAKANDA.
By which I mean different cultures are different.
It's not paranoia if they really are trying to murder us.
For the color of our skin.
Hey look foreign money influencing elections!
Hey look politicians engaging in cronyism and corruption!
And Fairfax godsdammit too.
Burn the government schools
To which dot connect a brand I won't buy anymore. Which, I point out, is the same overall brand as this.
And, I'm not the only one noticing entertainment rot.
I have said the envirofascists won't be happy until everyone but them is living in caves and freezing to death in the dark and California keeps proving me right.
They want to turn off all the lights. As someone else said years ago, "They want to destroy the machine that's keeping them alive."
Michael G. sends, "Why STEM school shooting is going down the memory hole. We know all the things in this article, but it does assemble them in one place." To which dot connect:
Real solutions to urban violence.
Uppity in Occupied Colorado this Saturday.
Backlash in Rhode Island. Turns out I already had the Rhose Island Second Amendment Coalition on my front and links pages.
Open warfare dodged, for now, in this horrible place - but at the cost of "[Small businesses] may face taxes that are more than what they actually made." It's not just me this place really is that hard to make a living in.
Thoughts on the AR/M16 family evolution, which is still a tangled mystery. Some rather learned discussion in comments. Anyway ponder this during your next build and don't use your rifle as a prybar for poop's sake.
Epic hypocrisy. Accusing others of what they are doing themselves. And Project Gunwalker will echo for years.
The two sides in our cultural divide have fundamentally different views on the existence of natural rights and the role of government. There can be no peace between people who want to be left alone and people who cannot leave others alone.
"No elected Democrat has come out and condemned Sims publicly. Think about that."
Think about this also, as Michael G. sends, "Hepatitis A up 300%. Spread by drug abuse, homelessness, poor sanitation and failure to vaccinate. All things the left favors."
Among other contributions to society.
Michael follows with, "Portland State U president resigns under fire. He spent too much money, other colleges could turn out just as reliably-left-wing drones at lower cost." Oh, and seven months paid vacation, note. Remember that as you struggle with soul-crushing student-loan debt.
Which segues to, "Harvard holds graduation ceremony for students in country illegally. But don't call Harvard a fifth column anti-American enemy institution."
And then, "The Democratic-run city of Albuquerque is forcing U.S. kids out of city accommodations to provide cheap temporary housing for foreign migrants."
Burn the government schools
And then, "Girl Who Rejected Getting Pregnant Because She ‘Doesn’t Want to Create Any More White People’ Celebrated." Self-destructive Jews, self-hating whites, the brainwashing is working.
To which dot connect "feminists for Islam".
HEY. LOOK. MORE GUNS. LESS CRIME. LIKE WE'VE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG.
Upcoming SCOTUS action.
Counterattack in Occupied Colorado.
More thoughts on AR15 barrels. ...You have built yours, right?
The Lairds of Fairfax godsdammit
Michael G. sends, "Not even WaPo is fooled by Cory Booker's lies. And WaPo wants to be fooled."
When the government says you don't need a gun, go buy more ammunition.
I keep telling you they hate us and want us to die and their own words and actions prove me right. This is now the Nazis treated the Jews.
To which dot connect demographic warfare.
Entertainment rot also includes human trafficking and sex-slavery.
Monopolistic censorship with restraint-of-trade sauce.
F*** New Zealand again.
I repeat, different cultures are different. Racism is not my fault. It is theirs. I'm not the one who's "racist" if they really are violent criminal thugs incapable of civilized behavior.
More on the upcoming SCOTUS action with national implications.
Michael G. sends, "Push back, or futile posturing against migrants in Austria? It depends on how much teeth it gets in practice. Do those who violate it receive actual punishment, or is it, 'We order you to follow our rules, and if you don't we will order you again.'"
Blood libel and Baghdad Bob-level lies.
If you're not stockpiling ammunition and using a bunch of it for practice and training you're not paying attention.
There's Nothing Holding It Up
It Will All Come Crashing Down
In burn-the-government-schools news, Christian Student Forced to Write Islamic Conversion Creed Appeals Case to Supreme Court.
And as if on cue this happens.
Calling them brainwashing factories is neither paranoia nor hyperbole.
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "HAH-HAH! So Comrade Warren Wilhelm, I mean, Bill Deblasio announces run for President and nobody cares." Buuuuut that's not Lighter News because massive vote fraud....
Michael G. sends, "Always believe women. Who are always the victim and never lying aggressors."
And as if on cue this happens. Don't Go to College, Where Due Process Goes to Die™!
School shooting in Arizona.
Here's that SCOTUS action again, which could also give New Jersey the flushing it deserves. No word on jail time or a noose for the costumed sociopaths who have violated natural human rights for generations....
Speaking of which, Michael G. sends, "U of Colorado/Colorado Springs settles with conservative group: Christians will not be prevented from requiring their leaders to be Christians. And the university will pay the groups legal fees for fighting for their rights."
With, "SJW shocked that actions have consequences. It would take a heart of stone not to laugh."
Trump is not perfect - bump stocks and red flag laws and where's the f***ing wall - but still, Justice Department urges Supreme Court to overturn NYC gun law. Not what we've come to expect.
In my fictional future history I postulate personal air transport. Working on it.
Speaking of which, Aurora, part 116, 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.
Range dayyyy would again have been more fun if my eyes and/or glasses were in better condition. I only took Precious, my first AR build, presently configured thus, with a Holosun red-dot, a Leapers/UTG 3x magnifier with quick-release side-swing mount, and backup flip sights:
A friend took me to a range where I had a chance to sight-in this carbine for the first time in... probably more than two years. Which was good because the sights were way off and something might be actually wrong with them, as evidenced by the rear sight being all the way over, minus a very few clicks:
That was at the end of the session. Before reaching that point I had to dismount the upper, sandbag it, and boresight the old-fashioned way just to get on paper. The result really screws up the co-witness:
But eventually, with the red dot and magnifier, I was in the neighborhood of the center of the target at 100 reportedly 92 yards. I actually did this without my eyeglasses, using cheap uncorrecting safety glasses instead (because wear eye protection when shooting, always), since my aging eyes are getting more farsighted, where they used to be nearsighted, to a point where I could probably drive on public roads without glasses, though I wouldn't like it:
Which is going to have to do for now. Hopefully, if I get income again, and find an optometrist I can a) afford and b) won't call a death-squad-in-government-costume if I start talking about sight radiuseseses, I can stick with single-vision glasses, because bifocals will really screw up iron-sight rifle shooting.
The Holosun HS403GL is a 2MOA red dot which I got on sale a while back for about $120 online. It seems nice. I've read the manual and understand the very minimalist controls. Without eyeglasses and with the magnifier adjusted for focus, it gave a very clear and pleasant red dot at 92 yards, with no fuzz or multiple images. Nothing wrong with that at least and if I needed another it would be high on the list.
Meanwhile, I have my suspicions about the sight problem, and I hope I'm right because if not there's something wrong with the $120 red-dot instead. Years ago I changed the gas block, from the traditional front sight base to a Yankee Hill aftermarket type. Then it turned out the rail on that gas block was not the same height as the upper receiver's rail, so I had to add a Yankee Hill riser block. Now the front sight is the third level of that construction, and something could be misaligned at any of those levels:
And it is not the same set of folding sights I used in my last 3-Gun match - which I think I still have and could just put back on. I suspect and hope this set of sights is off somehow, which would be a much easier fix than something wrong with the dot or the rails. Another possibility is the gas block is still not quite square with the receiver rail, which can also be fixed if necessary - I would remove everything from the rails, leave the riser block in place, loosen the gas block, and place the upper on as flat a surface as I can find in the hovel, jiggling until the gas block and receiver rails seem square, then retighten the gas block. That's more work and a touchy job and I don't want to do it.
Additionally, Precious currently uses the Rise Armament RA140 trigger, which is far better than what usually comes with a lower parts kit, but I don't want to buy from that company anymore because of badgelicking - see yesterday's thoughts about "police week". Now it turns out this individual trigger has a very shallow and somewhat inconsistent second stage, which is not conducive to precision shooting, and while I'm no G. David Tubb, I know I don't suck with a rifle and I like to hit things on purpose so Good Triggers Matter. I have a McCormick trigger group laying around which I may put in its place, though that was meant for another project.
Another thing: the friend had a Ruger American bolt-action rimfire, and it was discovered that the transparent magazine does not fit the synthetic stock, while a conventional older-style 10/22 magazine works perfectly:
The transparent one is evidently enough hundredths of an inch wider to jam in the magazine well, while, as illustrated, the other magazine snaps in and drops out exactly as it should. Both magazines are Ruger manufactured and marked. So if you're having this problem, it's not just you.
Grumpy Cat has passed away. I type this with FluffyTux in my lap.
Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "In the 'not clear on the concept' department, model protests sexual objectification of women by posting nude photo of herself." Which is not Lighter because racism and hate.
To which dot connect, CJ Pearson points out genocidal racist hypocrisy.
Which segues to thoughts on abortion, with thoughtful discussion in comments. Which I have also pondered.
Really a lot of hate in the government schools.
Which is not unrelated to, sometimes corporations are evil. Among my lottery fantasies are taking over good companies and relocating them out of hostile states, and buying out bad companies like Converse and Nabisco for the sole purpose of shutting them down, or at least flushing them out.
And Don't Go to College, Chapter MMMMMDCCCXI.
And stay the f*** out of Canada in any case.
F*** New Zealand compare and contrast with news from Israel below.
Living in caves, wearing grass skirts - they really mean it, as Michael G. sends, "CA bureaucrat almost proposed internal combustion ban. It was in the draft of her speech, but she didn't deliver that line."
Yes, Fudd, that means your annual duck hunt too.
RINO backstabbing in Texas-of-all-places and if the Lone Star State ever does regain Constitutional Carry I might f***ing walk there I hate this horrible place so much fml.
Please explain in small words how this makes me "racist". Would you want to live on the other side of a wall from these people?
It is not and will never be Republican NRA members with MAGA hats slaughtering each other in Chicago
Think about the kind of people who don't want you able to defend yourself.
Which segues to, still more on the upcoming SCOTUS action.
The Constitution says "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion" and Michael G. sends TrumpKeepsHappening.
You know... Israel has never been a free country either - which I have also pondered - but some people are trying to fix that. Do click through for the video.
Michael G. sends, "And they said we were paranoid. Apparently we weren't paranoid enough: 'After mapping the social interactions of 58,254 Antifa accounts on the social network Twitter, Dr. Eoin Lenihan found that many journalists from major publications such as The Guardian, Vox, and more had a direct working relationship with the Antifa members.'" And Twitter will delete his account in 3, 2, 1....
"...[L]aw-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem" and nobody wants to talk about that.
Michael G. sends, "In Oregon, when a man is school security. There shouldn't be a school security officer, security should be a distributed responsibility of every adult at the school. That having been said, this shows what happens when the security officer is an actual man and not a time-serving bureaucrat who coincidentally has vestigial testicles." Ah, so that's why Every Siren In Town was screaming past this place yesterday. It happened about a mile from here. '“We all couldn’t process this,” [Senior Alexa Pope, 17] said.' Well whose fault is that, when your brain shuts down and you just sit there staring until the monster kills you. Throw the f***ing chair. And of course, "...[P]olice split students into groups and were checking them individually to ensure they weren’t a threat." Treating victims like criminals. Because that's all they know how to do. With their government monopoly of violence.
Second Front action in Texas. More.
Well, now I remember why I changed the backup flip sights on Precious: the previous set was shaped such that the 3x magnifier could not flip over with enough clearance. Years ago there was a big complicated plan to get a Very Particular Gas Block for this build - which I did eventually but which has gone to another project instead. This product might be an alternative solution - the forward sling mount can be added to Magpul or M-LOK slots, like this. The problem might also be as simple as getting that Yankee Hill block properly squared to the receiver rail - just a degree or two, difficult to see by eye, could make that much difference with the Ridiculously Tall Sights on an AR. At least I have the Holosun, on the actual upper receiver rail, which was a factory build several Black Fridays ago, sighted to minute-of-mob at a "hundred" yards. Not to the standard of accuracy I desire, from five Appleseeds and dozens of CMP matches, but it will have to do.
Now if I only had income. From a job. Which didn't surround me with uncivilized morons.
How did this turn into this?
Not least from Immigrants Contributing to Society.
Remember, they hate us and want us to die. Clicking through to reread Correia's post from last year, I'm reminded of Michael Z. Williamson's short story from his Freehold of Grainne universe, "Soft Casualty". The guy flying the helicopter gets a vote too.
Michael G. asks, "How dare you separate families at the border! But what if one third of those 'families' aren't actually related to each other?" -Although the rapid DNA testing jerks my libertarian knee, dystopia-film-genre-wise.
Followed by, "Further proof of academic rot: University of Mississippi just granted tenure to the professor who called on people to publicly harass and ruin the meals of politicians he doesn't agree with."
With, "Hate and oppose everything in the culture you live in: That was the message of the Hampshire College commencement speaker, and the students ate it up. Huge surprise that Hampshire is in danger of closing down." With bonus race-relations sauce. Explain how I'm the "racist" one.
Chatroom Elves point out special Appleseed edition rimfire AR.
Michael G. sends, "US Supremes vacate water conviction against Navy vet who dug ponds on his own land. Because he died of old age. Now it is up to 9th circus. If they refund to his widow any fines he paid the case is over. But if they try to hang on to any of the money the case that Obama's Clean Water Rule enforcement was capricious will go to the Supreme Court. If it does go forward and his estate wins I think we can say he gave his life in a victory for liberty."
Down goes Switzerland.
Herschel Smith connects dots between the anti-self-defense perverts at Levi's, and oathbreakers.
Atlas Shrugged is a thick and difficult novel and a disappointing film trilogy and maybe it's actually happening a little? Not Lighter News because too little, no follow-through, no wide support, no like-mindedness.
A long time ago Kipling warned us. Twenty-odd years ago I started writing a fictional future history. Comes now the very thing.
Michael G. sends How Biden changed Delaware. By making schools impossible to defend. Which I have also pondered.
Followed by, "Just like she dumped gun owners, Gillibrand dumps Americans. Guess she thinks she got a better offer from someone else." "If they are given a lawyer and given a process, they will follow it." Suuuure they will.
Then she follows up with this delusional psychosis. Now I'm still anti-prohibition, but she's factually wrong.
All the political violence is from the Left, toward the Right. And now Burger King is openly advocating felony assault.
Michael adds, "Salon.com is dying." But that's not Lighter after all because "The woke never spend their own money, so woke media's only chance is to force the non-woke to pay for it, and PBS already has that gig." But there's always more of Other People's Money. Collected at the point of a government gun.
Which is the definition of Real Socialism. Which always works great until it doesn't.
Which segues to Sarah Hoyt's observation that different cultures are different.
To which dot connect WAKANDA.
And Seattle which appears to be the same place now.
Which is not unrelated to Immigrants Contributing to Society. Right here in this horrible place. Have I been on a Tri-Met bus with this creature? “The Multnomah County Jail did not honor the immigration detainer and released him without notice to ICE.” The police are on the side of the mobs and the vagrants and the invaders.
As for entertainment rot and snowflakes, Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends: "*facepalm* While I must give the caveat that I gave up on TV back in the late 1980s, so perhaps I don’t really understand, but it seems to me that if you get so invested into a TV show that you need grief counseling when it ends, I suspect that there is something much more deeply wrong with you than just TV addiction." -Which is why I'm trying to write a story which doesn't suck like that if-you-find-my-fictional-future-history-entertaining-please-consider-a-charitable-donation-through-the-PayPal-buttons-on-the-top-or-bottom-of-most-pages-on-this-site-thank-you.
Speaking of entertainment rot and epic hypocrisy....
...I recently rewatched the last few James Bond films and the current batch is lacking something. Used to be they were huge over-the-top spectacles, now it's all angst and brooding and once in a while there's a girl in a slinky dress and a vehicle chase.
Michael G. sends, "To bust crime, offer the right reward." Why do we even have police.
You are being lied to. This should bother you.
To which dot Michael G. connects, "A failed mass shooting, consigned to the memory hole because he was stopped by a good guy with a gun, and because of the race and motivation of the killer."
Followed by, "College students say hate speech isn't free speech, while having odd ideas on what isn't hate speech, for example at Williams College full on Holocaust denial isn't hate speech." But they call us "Nazis".
And then, "U of Rhode Island sponsors a keep whitey down conference." But they call us "racist".
TIMELY VISUAL AID.
“10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people” “attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white” IN MINNEAPOLIS. But I'm the one who's "racist"?
No really Burger King endorses political violence think about where you spend your money.
Canada has never been a free country.
Jews Should Learn and Know Arms. I'm trying to help with that in my own small way.
Coming soon to a cul-de-sac near me.
Sigh, entertainment rot spreads across oceans. I just finished watching Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202 and while the production values are high, the story suffers greatly, as I have observed before. The 2012 reboot of the 1974 original was very high quality in all ways, but this rebooted sequel (with different writer and director which seems to be the trend these days, letting other people, who don't respect or even know the source material, muck up a good thing) is not as good a story as the 1978 original which contained, IMO, some of the most iconic moments in visual entertainment - which were inverted or omitted in the remake. Not quite as bad as Admiral Ackbar getting blown out a window without a word, but I'm badly disappointed. Rewatching the last few episodes of the 1978 version as a palate-cleanser. -And they're still holding up because Leiji Matsumoto cares about telling a good story in a good way.
And now there's all this talk about Game of Thrones sucking. I'll find out presently. Also, I'm a recovering comicoholic; decades ago I spent way too much money on the Marvel universe. Lately I was following the MCU, including the various TV series, rather closely, but with all the SJW infection spreading I'm rather not caring anymore. Thus, since everyone else's stories stink, I try to write my own and if you find it entertaining please support my efforts through the PayPal buttons at the top or bottom of most pages on this site thank you.
Michael G. and Blogbrother SMLE Fan both send, Prohibition Will Always FAIL and there's always another way.
Trickle-down TrumpKeepsHappening? A Return to Legitimization of American Gun Culture.
So the rent got lost in the mail.
Not the first time that's happened.
Now I have to send the rent again,
and I might as well send next month's now while I have it,
which is approximately all the money I have.
And then I nearly got run over by a
Portland Police SUV while crossing the street
in a completely legal and appropriate manner,
while walking from the bank to the place where
I buy money orders for less than the bank charges.
Still no income and that was all the savings
until the missing money order gets canceled and refunded,
minus some for processing of course.
Not that I really want to
reenter the workforce....
Nobody wants to talk about Immigrants Contributing to Society either.
Which Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, segues to "Typhus! Medieval plague spreading in LA, and of course they don’t say why trash is piling up. It’s vagrants (most of whom are immigrants contributing (pestilence) to society), and there are so many of them that the cities can’t keep up. Bubonic plague or diphtheria, anyone?" And didn't smallpox resurface in Syria a few years ago? -To which Jacob later adds, "They fit right in with the two-legged rats."
Jacob often refers to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as "Comrade Warren Wilhelm". This is why.
Michael G. sends, "College students aren't sick puppies, they're sick, and need puppies. At least that's what they claim. Some suspect that they are taking advantage of the 'emotional support animal' craze to bring their pets to school. Maybe some standards on who needs support, and what constitutes support, would be helpful?"
Followed by, "Ilhan Omar: Ignorance pervasive in parts of this country. Well, her election to Congress is proof of that. The interview is a really amazing example of projecting your own faults onto your opponents."
With, "Watermelon alert! Founders of anti-Brexit group turn out to be ranking Greenpeace officers. Green on the outside, red on the inside, eh?"
And, "Speaking of Facebook censoring, they encouraged employees to do a background search on Candace Owens to find any excuse they could in order to kick her off the platform."
Which segues to all the political violence coming from the Left toward the Right.
And swings back to the place where Sweden used to be.
Enemy action in Montana of all places.
Anonymous denunciations without due process in Pennsylvania. Like the Nazis treated the Jews and like the Soviets treated everybody.
But that's not something you have to worry about... right?
Lest that be seen as hyperbole, near eighty years ago the National Socialists really did that and don't for a moment think it can't happen again.
Massive Electoral Fraud in Nevada.
Burn the government schools.
Oh look yet another company endorsing political violence.
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends the Real Space Enthusiasts Hate NA$A o' the Day. Your Tax Dollars At Work. Which segues to:
Michael G. sends a First Amendment light: "Tor wins, shows other media services put themselves at risk by censoring. Lawsuit against Tor's anonymous routing service thrown out precisely because they didn't moderate anything. If they had, then they would be liable for anyone who they allowed to use it. Maybe Facebook, Twitter and Google should have thought of that before following their natural left proclivity to suppress speech they disagreed with."
In Virginia there's a primary election upcoming, and VCDL grades the candidates. Remember VCDL is getting things done with national implications, like National Park carry, and increments toward restoration of open carry.
BACON NEEDS NO EXCUSE
MASSIVE ELECTORAL FRAUD
To which dot connect American tax dollars for illegal aliens.
I'm still anti-prohibition but the Left wants to kill people who don't want to kill babies. Think about that.
Hypocrites and Quislings
The entertainment rot has jumped mediums.
In my fictional future history I postulate the death and rebirth of the Catholic Church.
Michael G. sends, "Violent rightist firebombs home of peaceful left wing politician oh, wait, it was the other way around. At least it happened in England so fortunately nobody got shot."
He then observes, "All according to plan: White privilege classes result in less sympathy for poor whites, unchanged sympathy for poor blacks."
All this whining about treaties and carbon and the enviiiironment and Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, sends "Who could have guessed? The Chinese don’t care about environmental treaties, dump massive quantities of CFCs into the atmosphere despite international agreement to ban said substances, and we are supposed to give up drinking straws." Which segues to:
NATURAL HUMAN RIGHTS
STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN
If you must go to college, consider this one.
Michael G. considers a "Damn good question: Why Should Anyone Need a License for Anything? Glenn Reynolds says the answer is graft." Which I have already pondered. North Carolina rises on my list.
I guess it's Lighter that more people are realizing police are not the good guys and they're finally getting punished for some of their crimes. I do wonder how many more of us will be robbed and murdered by the costumed sociopaths before the terrorism finally ends.
Watched the end of Game of Thrones. Didn't seem that bad to me but I'm not deeply invested, haven't read the books or bought the t-shirts. Would I have written it differently? Maybe. At least it seemed to take itself seriously, unlike, say, the Star Wars sequels or Star Trek's Kelvin Timeline. No spoilers, but some characters could only end in certain ways, some of which I found appropriate.
Still no job. All over craigslist are
advertisements for Amazon delivery drivers.
...I'm also reminded that if that cop had hit me,
it's not impossible that he would have
stolen the rent money right out of my pocket.
Not that it was some evil conspiracy to hit me,
just wasn't f***ing looking.
Fairfax-godadammit demands "red flag" laws. Gun Owners of America stands against them. -Not the best public speaker though.
F*** New Zealand again
Immigrants Contributing to Society look at that first one again. How many like that are building that shantytown fifty meters from this very keyboard, asking for handouts and help fixing their stolen pickup trucks?
"RELIGION OF PEACE"
But they call us "racist".
Living in caves, wearing grass skirts, and dying of dehydration and heatstroke.
Hey remember when the National Socialists discriminated against businesses owned by certain kinds of people?
Michael G. sends, "Capitalism destroys the environment! For anyone to claim socialism/communism is good for the environment they have to close their eyes, put their hands over their ears and call, 'Lalalala! I can't hear you!' so further evidence won't make any difference, but here is further evidence." Did Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ever blockade a Soviet whaling ship? I don't think so. (Wiki says the second one did for a "Russian" whaling fleet but since that second ship was acquired in 1989 and the Soviet Union broke up in 1991 I'm betting they waited until their sponsors-and-masters were safely headed toward capitalism.)
Followed by, "Cambridge MA council removes 'offensive' MA state flag. And they said we were paranoid when we said they wouldn't stop with Confederate symbols."
Any actor who isn't a treasonous communist pedophile is threatened with murder. Which segues to,
Michael G. sends, "Oberlin's motion for directed verdict v. Gibson Bakery DENIED. And I hope the Gibson family ends up OWNING Oberlin."
Second Front action in New York, Texas and Idaho/nationally and as always I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry may they all burn in Hell.
SAF's Gottlieb has been revealed as a Quisling but the organization is still making incremental progress, in California of all places. 'Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s longstanding policy of “dissuading, discouraging, and preventing non-United States citizens from applying for a CCW license”' but tell me again how there's no police conspiracy against my right to keep and bear arms.
Taran Tactical is apparently some training facility somewhere which trains show-business hypocrites. Here is a person who is not a hypocrite.
As Memorial Day approaches,
Tucson Tom, benevolent donor of the Queen, sends:
"Notice in the opening shot of the plane landing on the carrier deck the gunner's position is all shot to pieces, while the pilot's cockpit ahead of it is undamaged.
"Later on, notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner before the film continues, then shows the chaplain saying final prayers, followed by taps, then the sailors push the aircraft and this patriotic airman over the side, and watch it sink into the sea."
Blood Libel o' the Day.
More than a year ago I observed how different cultures are different and that doesn't make me "racist".
Michael G. sends "A list of Obama admin commies. But remember, pointing out verified facts is delusional. Repeating the pretty fantasy is realism."
Constitutional Carry action - sort of - in Texas.
Training the next school shooter!
It's the Jeffersonian and SMLE Fan Skype Show, Entertainment Rot Edition!
Jeffersonian, 7:33 PM Starlink Mission
SMLE Fan, 7:33 PM both tabs ftw
Jeffersonian, 7:34 PM wait is that a replay or did we actually miss the voosh?
Jeffersonian, 7:34 PM because that yuge stack of bitty satellites
SMLE Fan, 7:35 PM both tabs suggest that it's live
Jeffersonian, 7:35 PM well dang the voosh was earlier than advertised
Jeffersonian, 7:35 PM s'okay we're in time for the Never Gets Old
SMLE Fan, 7:37 PM huh....we wuz almost robbded
Jeffersonian, 7:39 PM "Falcon 9 has landed"
SMLE Fan, 7:39 PM taek mee 2 ur toona
Jeffersonian, 7:40 PM [flashes back to Disney film The Cat from Outer Space]
Jeffersonian, 7:40 PM "Hey this tuna stuff is great, does it come in cases?"
Jeffersonian, 7:40 PM aaaand the show's over
SMLE Fan, 7:40 PM yep
Jeffersonian, 7:46 PM except we did, in fact, also miss the NGO
SMLE Fan, 7:47 PM [nods, feeling vaguely cheated]
Jeffersonian, 8:15 PM an event approaches
Jeffersonian, 8:15 PM just a short second stage burn
Jeffersonian, 8:15 PM which is now over
SMLE Fan, 8:17 PM meh....wake me up when we get near Mars....I have reservations at MoreHAMmed's
Jeffersonian, 8:17 PM damn right u do
Jeffersonian, 8:17 PM even tho it's technically competition for ur Grog 'n' Grill
SMLE Fan, 8:18 PM Bacon-Wrapped Tater-Tots on Mars only comes from one place
Jeffersonian, 8:18 PM "They hit the high points of the rest of Old America. Danner treated them all to pizza at Gilson's Grog 'n' Grill in Miami Spaceport, and allowed his photo to be taken with the owner and some of the staff."
SMLE Fan, 8:19 PM GRILLED LIZZERD IZ OUR SPESHULTEE
Jeffersonian, 8:20 PM "The crew had been here a couple hours, waiting for Grbblb and Hlossh to come back from their latest fishing trip, Cates and Heusner from hunting transplanted Terran antelope. Prrg was methodically wrapping himself around an imported Gnoppan raptor-steak at one table, Epstein & Taniyama were playing Go at another...."
Jeffersonian, 8:20 PM lizzerd eets lizzerd
SMLE Fan, 8:21 PM iz naychur
SMLE Fan, 8:21 PM den ai breaks teh cycle
Jeffersonian, 8:21 PM okeh so u kno TOS Gorn was different from ST:Ent Gorn
Jeffersonian, 8:21 PM Aurora's First Officer Prrg is a Nikar and sort of Gorn-like
Jeffersonian, 8:21 PM about Human-sized, with a prehensile tail
Jeffersonian, 8:21 PM some ethnic groups on their home planet of Gnop are more prehensile than others
Jeffersonian, 8:22 PM Prrg comes from the Barony of Cargg, where tail-fighting techniques are the regional and traditional martial art
SMLE Fan, 8:22 PM I don't think I've watched more than 45 consecutive seconds of ST:Ent
Jeffersonian, 8:22 PM ok well there was a Gorn episode
SMLE Fan, 8:22 PM and didn't they mess with the Andorrians also?
Jeffersonian, 8:22 PM I seem to recall they did
Jeffersonian, 8:23 PM :Ent Gorn was much faster and more agile than TOS Gorn
Jeffersonian, 8:23 PM turns out my Nikar look rather a lot like Gorn-Improved
Jeffersonian, 8:23 PM also, it would seem that Picard thing is actually going to happen
SMLE Fan, 8:27 PM who will participate in the Dismantling?
Jeffersonian, 8:27 PM anyway the Nikar are kind of backward, medieval iron-age level originally though they've been in Contact for over a century now
SMLE Fan, 8:28 PM just recall that it was iron-age norsemen who figured out carbon steel
Jeffersonian, 8:28 PM while Gnop, the Nikar homeworld, is still independent and feudal, with clans slaughtering each other for centuries- or millennia-old insults, communities of Nikar have integrated with Republic society, serving in the military and soforth
Jeffersonian, 8:29 PM Nikar ethnic groups can be differentiated by the patterns of reflective scales
Jeffersonian, 8:29 PM Prrg, for example, is marked kind of like a garter snake
Jeffersonian, 8:29 PM others have blue triangles, silver roundels, green chevrons
Jeffersonian, 8:29 PM Prrg has two thin red stripes from crest to tail-tip and is rather drab for his species
Jeffersonian, 8:30 PM remember that thing I blogged some days ago about reflective scales and that sparklysnake
Jeffersonian, 8:30 PM I AM TRYING TO BE INTERNALLY CONSISTENT AND TRUE TO MY OWN SOURCE MATERIAL
Jeffersonian, 8:31 PM I'd never make it at CBS
SMLE Fan, 8:31 PM I would have a mixture of Dunkelgrun and Schwartzgrun in a splinter pattern
Jeffersonian, 8:31 PM Prrg's preferred personal weapons are an ancestral set of throwing knives - which he throws with his tail - and a cut-down pulse-laser pistol concealed in a special pouch in his loincloth
Jeffersonian, 8:31 PM "It was inspired by the one his Human sisters had made for his Glaut brother. Each of a Glaut's six tentacles branched into two smaller trunks, which branched again for a total of four fingers each. A Nikar tail did not, so the grip was necessarily different, allowing several centimeters of the end to wrap around it, leaving the tip free for the trigger, which was recessed for safety; the usual thumb safety had been deleted. Prrg's version of the weapon was cut down to the bare minimum necessary for function. It had no perceptible recoil, unless you were a particle physicist. The power cell held only five charges, though like Grbblb's standard twenty, each was in a separate capacitor to minimize cycle time. Prrg had burned himself the only time he'd test-fired rapidly – the cermet-lined heat sink had been removed too, to save weight and space."
Jeffersonian, 8:31 PM I have been working on this for quite some time
Jeffersonian, 8:32 PM IshouldbegettingpaidforthisFML
Jeffersonian, 8:32 PM "For example, as Prrg had demonstrated, the Nikar tail was prehensile, though some ethnicities possessed a greater degree. The Cargg Barony, though still ruled by an aristocratic baron, Prrg's father Yrnp, actually had traces of republicanism in its makeup, such as a de facto general right to bear arms and an expectation of service in the baronial militia. Besides conventional weapons – which now included modern imports – the barony's Armsmasters had always taught close combat as well, including the use of the tail. Cargg was known across Gnop for their high development of this martial art, and Prrg began to teach a few of the basics to Wrrn."
SMLE Fan, 8:36 PM Dateline Hollywood - The entire production staff of Aurora was slaughtered earlier today when one of the writers suggested making some changes to "improve the storyline"
Jeffersonian, 8:36 PM Unnamed sources reported that "a fluffy black kitty ate their balls"
Jeffersonian, 8:36 PM yeah I know who I'll get for the adaptation
Jeffersonian, 8:36 PM the crew who did USY2199 and not the crew that did 2202
Jeffersonian, 8:37 PM I'LL BE "BIG IN JAPAN"
Jeffersonian, 8:37 PM meanwhile on Picard, "On 1 March 2019, it was announced that Hanelle M. Culpepper will be directing the first two episodes of the series.  This marks the first time that a black woman will be directing the series premiere of a Star Trek series."
Jeffersonian, 8:38 PM gosh what could possibly go wrong
Jeffersonian, 8:38 PM and Stewart's no friend of Our Kind either, as I seem to recall Codrea pointing out once years ago
SMLE Fan, 8:40 PM Dateline Tokyo - A group of animators who were kidnapped and last seen boarding a Soviet-era Delta class submarine have resurfaced after finishing an anime version of Aurora
Jeffersonian, 8:40 PM Unnamed sources reported they were paid with "all the potato chips they could eat"
SMLE Fan, 8:40 PM beat me to it
Jeffersonian, 8:41 PM "We are the same, MacLeod! We are brothers!"
On this Memorial Day weekend, Michael G. sends,
"The call for people to attend the funeral of a
Cincinnati Korean War veteran who had outlived
his immediate family was a success."
He also sends,
"Chick-fil-A celebrates Memorial Day.
Three years ago the Chinese-American art circle Hon-Haka
did a rendition of this Memorial Day tradition."
Don't want to go
back to work....
The game sucks,
and is crooked,
and I don't want to play anymore.
Also recently I observed - not for the first time - how my comicoholism has been cured by entertainment rot and it's not just me.
To which Michael G. adds "Border Patrol whistleblower report. Things are even worse than we thought." "These illegal aliens are using our system against us."
Followed by, "Portland State: No 'Conservative Political Thought' course, because it's not inclusive. Which is edu-speak for, 'It would actually teach conservative political thought.'"
With, "Response to complaints about school: cease and desist letter. Much simpler to sue concerned parents than to actually address their concerns. While this is Canada, how soon before US schools try it?" And remember you have to subject your children to their system under threat of government force.
Don't Go to College
Michael G. observes, "Crossfit removes itself from Facebook to protect itself and its members from censorship. Is switching back to decentralized means of electronic communication."
Got an email from a temp service
for a widget-assembly position,
which kind of work I have done before.
"Awesome diversity in work area."
Which these days is code for
"white straight conservative males need not apply".
To which dot Michael G. connects "Matt Yglesias published a piece yesterday at Vox arguing that Daenerys was right to burn people alive in the city of King’s Landing because she needed to convince the entire kingdom not to question the dictates of a powerful central government." Genocide is not hyperbole.
Project Gunwalker which segues to:
I linked this a couple days ago from SAF, but blogbrother SMLE Fan sends a surprising increment in California-of-all-places. However he comments, "Good-ish news from behind enemy lines... the main edifice remains, though, so not sure if this even counts as an incremental advance."
Backlash in Europe.
Years ago I wrote "Private charity has always been more efficient than government" and I was right, again.
I am still working on Aurora but I'm going to try to end the story and that's going to be more work, and therefore more time, before you see the next installment. Then, I'll have... a book. In need of editing and polishing. Hmm.
I was keeping quiet, in these pages, about this job opportunity,
until it actually happened. And now it won't:
For the past few weeks I've been exchanging emails
with some people who posted on craigslist
for a personal-driver position.
Supposedly a family coming down here from Canada
and paying for a rental vehicle and someone to drive them around.
The husband had a stroke, there's a couple "lovely" kids.
These people - from "Canada" - sent a cashier's check.
From a bank in Alabama.
With USPS tracking originating in New Hampshire.
Then they sent another check.
From a bank in Kentucky.
With USPS tracking originating in Texas.
And both checks have the exact same "authorized signature" on the front.
Went to my bank, talked with the manager.
"It's a scam."
The mark deposits the check(s), then the money is supposed to be used
to rent a vehicle (like a "2017 Chevy Traverse"), for which the mark
would be "contacted by phone", before the checks clear,
then the mark is out hundreds or thousands of their own dollars
to cover funds which never existed.
If they hadn't sent the second check, to compare to the first,
I might have fallen for it.
At least I caught it in time, but
now I still don't have a job.
Which segues to:
This sort of thing is not parody or sarcasm anymore because the same enemy hates freedom of speech also.
In the place where Germany used to be, eighty years ago it was "Wear this or the government will kill you." Now it's "Don't wear this or the people the government invited at your taxpayer expense will kill you."
Which is not unrelated to Michael G. observing "Mixed race, immigrant professor opposes mass immigration and forced diversity. So of course white professors with no background in studying immigration are denouncing him as 'racist'."
Michael follows with "Fake hate on NY subway: Gay victim was actually an aggressive drunk. Homophobe assailants were actually trying to stop him from attacking others."
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends Real Socialism.
Which is related to electoral fraud.
Entertainment rot is not just the stupid low-quality garbage the bigots and morons are generating these days, it's also the bigots and morons presenting it. Can't separate entertainment from entertainer.
Michael G. sends, "Texas to expand teacher carry. After all, it works, and the fearmongering was wrong." Which I have also pondered.
Saw a craigslist post for working in a cat shelter.
Which might have been a good fit, until I got to the part about
"LGBTQ queer-friendly women".
Meaning they hate men, hate Trump, hate America, and
Which segues to:
Followed by desperate backpedaling at Oberlin: "When we said we support the protesters we didn't mean we 'support' the protesters against a private business. So we didn't actual libel the business. Meanwhile their commencement speaker tells the students to 'stay woke'. Trying to have it both ways to avoid consequences for their behavior."
With, "'Most mass shooters are white'. Really? Once you add in gang bang shootings, which the antis do to inflate the mass shooting figures, three quarters are non-white." Like I've been saying.
And, "de Blasio wants more crime in NYC. That's the only explanation for this." "No wonder Democrats want felons voting — even from prison. No party could be more loyal to a key segment of its base than Democrats are to lawbreakers. Criminals would be fools not to return the favor." To which Foreign Correspondent Jacob N., Trapped in New York, adds "What can go wrong? So Comrade Warren Wilhelm, aka Bill de Blasio wants to reform the criminal justice bail system, which absolutely does need some heavy duty tweaking. But his ingenious plan is to release all teenage offenders without bail, regardless of past criminal history or crime they were arrested for. That seems a bit, well, not too sensible."
In burn-the-heretic news, Michael adds, "Twitter mob gets researcher who exposed Antifa/journalist connection suspended. Temporarily? We'll see."
Which segues to the place where Britain used to be.
Which is not unrelated to WAKANDA
To which dot connect yet another endorsement of political violence.
Jacob N. later sends "More disinformation: So that whole blow up about finding plastic on the bottom of the Challenger Deep? Turns out that they might have seen something manmade, that might have been metal or plastic, but they aren’t sure that it was manmade or what it was made out of." And given the current, to coin a term, environment, I wouldn't be surprised if they took it down there with them.
My very first entry in this journal meshes with Codrea's latest column and the original purpose of Project Appleseed. I really ought to unbox that scanner, set it up, and make PDFs of the original practice targets, showing weak spots on UN armored vehicles.... All one has to do is change a name, or a paint job, and the old wisdom is timeless.
Hundreds of school shooters. -I've never tried that sport, I could toss Millicent's long barrel back on... well, other problem$ right now.
Lighter in the schadenfreude sense: blogbrother SMLE Fan sends veeeegans. I know what to do about that.
Still more upcoming SCOTUS action in New York-of-all-places. But just the other day I was pointing out how the courts can't be trusted....
To which SMLE Fan adds help starve a feeding bureaucrat.
Labor revolution. Not yet, but we can see it from here. Remember the first pocket calculator cost a month's wages, with the bulk and mass of a half-dozen modern smartphones. Remember the first automobiles could barely get themselves across town, and compare them to the cheap beater that can take you across a continent.
When I say KNOW YOUR WEAPON this also is what I mean.
Deodands: I haven't watched the show, expecting it to be, well, that. They really believe in eee-vill gun rays casting dominion over the souls of men. They really believe "the gun made him do it." -I sent that to Codrea and got an email back that he'll be offline for a week.
Speaking of entertainment rot, Michael G. sends "An honest leftist actor: At least about what the left intends if they ever gain power over us. Not so much in his projection on to the right the motivations of the left." And they wonder why we keep buying guns.
And as if on cue.
Michael follows with, "NYU graduation speaker praises BDS, Occupy and Black Lives Matter. While bashing Israel and Trump. And he's going to become a Journalism professor at Northwestern."
Which segues to "Israeli Flag Burned At KKK Rally... By The Counter-protesters. But we're the Nazis and anti-Semites." I repeat, any Jew who is not as heavily armed and highly trained as possible is a suicidal moron.
Back to college though, Michael adds, "U of Chicago student proposes that students pay for their own abortions. And gets his own two-minute hate, since left culture is all about forcing other people to pay for what they don't want." Genocide is not hyperbole.
With, "U of Colorado Denver course: Problematizing Whiteness. Because you have to teach that being white is a problem."
To which dot connect real racism in America.
As for tree-hugging and bunny-kissing, Michael sends, "Boy attacked by Mountain Lion in San Diego park. The lion apparently had no fear of humans. Thanks, state assembly! '“I think they’re bowing to political pressure, and it’s too bad,” said Vaughn-Perling’s husband, Wendell Phillips. “But the reality is nobody will bother to apply for permits any more. Shoot, shovel and shut up, that’s what coming.”' Which I already saw coming a dozen years ago.
Michael then observes "Cease and desist order against privately built border wall. So is that mayor a domestic enemy or a foreign enemy?" Well, follow the pesos....
Which segues to Immigrants Contributing to Society.
But hey, let's bring more of that Religion of Peace into the country at taxpayer expense.
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends Real Space Enthusiasts Hate NA$A, commenting, "First impression: NA$A thinks Gus Grissom (et. al.) is lonely up there in Space Valhalla, and wants to send some company."
Ongoing improvement in Brazil.
Ongoing Second Front action in Texas.
Michael G. sends "Man bites dog! Democratic Governor of Nevada vetoes 'popular vote' bill that attacks Electoral College."
Blogbrother SMLE Fan sends rare color images of the Normandy invasion.
Job interview. Warehousing and delivery driving, both of which I've done before and was good at. On the way to and from the transit center I found the nearest shantytown had actually been swept out... but it'll be back in a week, or less.
It's not paranoia if there really is a concerted and deliberate effort to censor and oppress an entire segment of the population.
Which includes fake hate crimes.
Which inspire real ones.
Which lead to genocide.
To which MidWestReader insightfully opines: "I don't know if you have any strongly held opinions about Vox Day. I think he's a nutter, going on and on about the need for Iran-style blasphemy laws, he loves the sound of his own voice, he has a high opinion of his own opinions, and is quick to ban people and delete their comments should anyone challenge him about, well, anything. He uses what sound to me like Marxist or at least Hegelian-derived terms, strangely for a 'right-wing' blogger, and he has given definitions of his own to some words, in longstanding Internet crank tradition.
"He makes a distinction between 'dialectic,' by which, as far as I can tell, he means 'honest debate in good faith between parties of good will' and 'rhetoric' which seems to mean 'shouting down the other guy with slogans and "clever" memes.'
"And something that conservatives, libertarians, and righties generally do a LOT online is to assume that what's taking place will be the dialectic, to use his term. A righty will come to the podium and expect to engage in honest debate with another person who is of good will. And then he will be blindsided and do not know what to do when the SJW at the other podium opens the 'debate' by spitting on him, while the audience--salted liberally with SJWs--jeers and chants 'KILL THE NAZI KILL THE NAZI' or whatever term of opprobrium they feel will have the desired effect, all while making cell phone videos and putting them on the Internet.
"This agreed with, and explained, my own observations.
"There isn't any 'middle ground' and the uncommitted 'moderates' exist mainly in conservatives' imaginations. There are only conservatives of varying stripes, and people who are chanting slogans and trying to work themselves up to violence.
"Your opponents couldn't give less of a damn about honest debate, or fairness, or the truth. They're chanting slogans. Some of them even know the slogans are nonsensical. That's not just irrelevant--it's a sign of their Revolutionary Zeal, their Devotion to the Movement. If you came expecting debate you're in for a rude shock. You're going to be the object of a Two Minutes Hate instead and you'll be lucky if you can get out of there without some Antifa hoodlum trying to part your hair with a steel pipe, for which a leftist judge will find him guilty of Disorderly Conduct and sentence him to thirty days of probation and a fifty dollar fine, if the cops even arrest him, which they probably won't.
"We are 50+ years past the point where debate could be relevant even in theory. You're not going to change your opponent's mind. You're not going to change the mind of anyone in the audience.
"It's all very well to read Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, but remember who wrote it, for whom, and what the purpose was. Most of Alinsky's tenets only work against conservatives, because only conservatives have standards or any real ideals beyond the Will to Power. Leftists couldn't give less of a damn about hypocrisy, or being caught in a lie, much less patient explanations that the slogans on their banners are factually incorrect. You can't hold them to their own standards because they don't have any. It's pointless to call them out for hypocrisy and lies because they just don't care. The true believers on that side are--well, one hates to invoke dehumanizing memes by calling them 'NPCs,' but you can readily predict their actions by asking 'what would a dim-witted game AI running a simple script do, if we assume that there's nothing in there beyond slogans and hatred of their opposition?' And when a predictive model gives results that are borne out by empirical testing....
"This is not to say that everything in Alinsky is worthless. The Left has been following the Alinsky rules for 50+ years. It's invaluable for understanding their reasoning and their planning, and predicting how these groups will behave and what they are likely to do next.
"But the only tools in the book that are useful for the Right are rules 5 and 13. Ridicule is a potent memetic weapon. Leftists are a bunch of humorless wannabee totalitarians, which is why they can't meme--memes are no more and no less than creative and humorous restatements of truth, and SJWs are a dour, uncreative, miserable lot who aren't even sure from one moment to the next what the truth even is, because their ideology requires truth and reality to be malleable. The Left in the US and Europe is a coalition of bats*** insane fringe groups that all hate one another, who nonetheless feel entitled to the attention and interest of society. And for all the Left's confident predictions that 'the convergence of historical forces makes our victory inevitable,' heard often since the 1920s, and 'societal change makes the victory of socialism inevitable,' they are getting more and more desperate.
"They sure aren't acting like people who think everything is about to fall into their laps. They're acting like the sky is falling, like Chicken Little. Which is appropriate for environmentalist wackos who want humanity to go extinct. Ultraviolent foreign death-cultists who declare themselves peaceful even as they riot continuously all over Europe and try to kill people for drawing a cartoon--and their smarmy, loathsome apologists. Subliterate IQ-55 hoodlums who want to blame all their bad choices on Whitey. Disgusting weirdos wearing dresses, whose shrill, nonnegotiable demand is that society is obligated to pat them on the head and play along with their repulsive delusions. Hysterical ugly fat feminists wearing pink genitalia hats, who want to lecture the rest of us on 'dignity.' Ridicule is what these people most fear. They demand laws against questioning their contradictory claims, and in some countries they get them. They say the most ridiculous things, and they demand 'safe spaces' where no one will be allowed to point at them and laugh. Mockery is their Kryptonite. Laughter burns them like sunlight burns vampires. H. L. Mencken--I can't remember, is he loved or hated by the Right this week? Or the Left?--said 'One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms,' long before Alinsky.
"Memes are vastly more useful for combating these people than any further attempt at honest debate could ever be. Memes remind them that theirs aren't the only allowed opinions in the West. Memes remind righties that we aren't alone, that there are people who hold opinions that aren't PC, even when we live in places where acknowledging the existence of such opinions can get you shouted down, made unemployable, or worse.
"In the long run, of course, I do not think things can continue as they are for much longer. What will happen when the US government, already $23 trillion--with a T--in debt, is unable to borrow more money from China to put on the EBT cards? When that happens I think things are going to get very interesting, very fast. 'There is a great deal of ruin in a nation,' maybe, but we've had a longer run than I would have ever thought with lunatics and traitors on every seat of power (see also, Cloward-Piven Strategy) and I will be very surprised if we have more than a few years left before the collapse and civil war kick off."
Michael G. sends, "Blame Israel for Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre. That's what a proposed California Democrat resolution does." Jews, really, they hate you and want you to die, again, and you should do something about that.
Meanwhile at CNN, denouncing self-defense and ridiculing rape victims.
I'm still anti-prohibition and that still includes abortion but think about the kind of people who want to outlaw self-defense while legalizing infanticide.
Second Front success in New York of all places. I demand jail time or a noose for any hypocritical thief-with-a-badge who ever "confiscated" an "illegal" knife, and for any prosecutor-persecutor or unstable-freak-in-black-robes who upheld such bigotry.
Increment in New Jersey of all places also. With potential SCOTUS-sauce. And another in Philadelphia.
Michael G. observes, "Some things even college students won't buy: The NYU class on the 'Far Right' of a former New Yorker 'fact checker' who falsely called an ICE agent a Nazi has been canceled after only two students signed up for it."
Trump Keeps Happening
Entertainment rot backlash: [pointing] HAH-HAH!
Rape victim gets revenge. ;)
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