Friday, March 6, 2015

How Not To Handle A Defensive Shooting

The top story here sounds like the now-defendant was in the right in shooting his attacker.

The correct next steps are

1. Call your lawyer, who will talk to the police and,
2. Call the police who will arrange for the cleanup.

Dead bodies are considered evidence. Very important evidence. Relocating them is greatly frowned upon. Leave that to the pros.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

We Win!

No, the government isn't providing everyone with a machine gun and a can full of ammo, but you gotta take your victories where you can. My little town, Littleton, pop abt 40,000 just held a mail in referendum which established that if the city wants to condemn something and sell it to a developer, they have to 1. get the property owners permission and 2. ask the taxpayers permission before giving tax exemptions to developers.

Having felt the heat I suppose, the city council also voted to abolish the municipal traffic cameras effective mid-July when the contract runs out. The council cites fuzzy results as to accident prevention and lack of the anticipated bags of cash as in a small town it doesn't take very long for everyone to figure out where the cameras are and assume that getting hit from the rear when you stop for them is less expensive than getting a ticket for getting across the intersection late.

Besides, adding a second to the yellow light accomplishes the same thing and doesn't result in angry phone calls and e-mails.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reducing Crime

Lots of methods for reducing crime have been suggested and even tried in the past, but here's an wasy one that seems to be working. Norway, one of the lefts Socialist poster children has just deported 824 especially troublesome Muslims over the wails of anguish from the multi-cultis.

The MC's are now virtually silent as Norway's violent crime rate is down 30% in one year.

Here in the U.S. violent Muslims are not yet the problem they are in Europe as it's a much longer swim from Africa to the U.S. east coast but still the technique has merit. It would be the equivalent of deporting some 51,283 illegals in one year. With a minimum of 11 million to choose from, this should be easy. Just send home the ones who can't produce a valid voter registration card or who have 3 or more felonies on their records.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Product Design

It's what I do for a living some times, so this struck a chord:
At one time or another, I've owned several products that must have been designed by Dogbert. My current clock-radio for example sets the time automatically by eavesdropping on the US bureau of standards and adding 13 minutes to the received number. I have no idea how to fix this. All efforts have been futile. Fortunately it doesn't matter as I seldom look at it for the time, and it gets me up on time.

Turning the radio off in the morning is another problem. Imagine waking up, and reaching for the shutoff button in the dark. All the buttons are black on a black background, smaller than a finger tip and the shutoff button is differentiated only by being ever so slightly concave. Here's where being a shooter comes in handy. No I did not use my CZ on the clock.

I had picked up some Airsoft pellets at the range and super-glued one to the shutoff button. Take that doggie! Foiled you again!

Striking A Blow Against The Cameras

State Representative Steve Humphrey’s bill to REPEAL and REMOVE every one of Colorado’s Red Light Cameras (HB 1098) passed out of one committee by an 8-5 vote and now moves on to the next one. This is encouraging as the usual suspects did show up and whine most piteously about the carnage and loss of precious ducats that would accompany a ban on Red Light and Speed cameras.

My position is that if I'm going to be robbed, I would prefer that the robber have the decency to do it in person.

Anyway, if you happen to live in Colorado,
  • Call your State Representative at 303-866-2904 and urge them to support HB 1098.
  • Find your State Representative’s email address here and send them a note with the same message.
  • Call the House Appropriations Committee Members. This is the committee that killed this same bill last session. They’ll need extra encouragement. You can reach their staff at 303-866-2061 or alfredo.kemm@state.co.us.

Extra encouragement. Sounds nice. We had everything but a public hanging a couple years ago to no avail whatsoever, but feel free to send politely worded e-mails and phone calls to the appropriate people. 3 recalls and the loss of the Senate may have struck a chord. The House is Dem-controlled so if this gets out alive, it should have no trouble in the Senate.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

More Gun Fun

Here's a belt buckle:
Think I'll put it on my gun belt.

March E-Postal

Spring is here, in some places I guess, so it's back to the E-postal grind. Go to Mr. Completely's site and read the rules and download the target.
This one has a 20-shot basis, and anything but a clean inside-the-beltway hit will make the score irrevocably negative so possible scores cover the range from -140 to +140. Knowing this, if your target adds up to zero, send it in. You may already be a winner.

If it makes you feel any better, a clean miss, while it won't help, will at least not hurt. This one favors the smaller calibers so I won't be using the pedal gun. Or maybe there's a way to get 20 finish nails to fly point forward. .09 cal. Hmmmm

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Resistance Is Futile!

Here's what happens when the congress attempts to take back the power is so spinelessly abdicated to the ATF, the FCC, the EPA, etc: Twenty-one House Republicans sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler vowing to push a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act—which only needs a simple majority in both houses—to nullify the agency's actions and prevent any future reliance on Title II of the Communications Act. The president can still veto such a resolution.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/the-republican-party-is-divided-on-net-neutrality-20150226 
 
The above link applies to the Net neutrality ruling, but the  circumstance applies to the ATF declaration that M855 ammo is armor piercing or the EPA decision that it's entitled to regulate CO2, or the IRS decision to regulate political dissent.
 
Once you let your freedom go, it will NOT be willingly given back.

Under The Wire

The congress, in an effort to insure that Republicans are not blamed for the Dems refusal to pass the original bill, has voted to fund the DHS for 1 week while the bickering goes on.

The original bill included language that specifically prohibited the DHS from handing out free work permits to anyone caught here illegally. The permits have been printed up and are ready for distribution so this amendment was a just-in-time item. The Dems have been filibustering the bill with this amendment for the last 3 weeks or so, and the press is gleefully announcing that the DHS would be effectively abolished as a result of Republican partisanship.

The interim bill as passed, gives the administration 1 week to hand out as many work permits as they possibly can which I'm guessing would be a lot. I am visualizing air drops similar to the efforts in Viet-Nam to encourage the VC to surrender by dropping Chieu-Hoi leaflets which guaranteed safe passage to anyone holding one. Word on the ground was that these were used to give tired fighters a 2-week R&R in town after which they would slip back out into the country and resume fighting.

In this case the work permit would be used to avoid deportation, and make getting a drivers license and SS card easier. Voter registration goes along with that thanks to Motor Voter laws. This is the English model which is working so well in Jolly Olde England where Labor imports large numbers of Muslims from north Africa who go on welfare and vote Labor reliably.

Making a point to the public that these low-skilled illegals are taking the jobs that would otherwise go to low-skilled Americans, while it probably would help the Republicans, would be denounced as racist by the media and so won't happen.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Feeding the Scavengers

Drop 1 bird per minute onto the ground would make quite a buffet for scavengers although the methodology would also drop day-flying scavengers like the California Condor. I imagine that if no one cleans the place up, the night-flying birds must make out very well indeed.

Battlespace Preparation

This might be useful to pass along to conservative candidates. If a reporter asks a gotcha question, he or she should always be ready to ask the reporter to "clarify" the Dem position first. This opens the door to the next question.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/414519/some-uncomfortable-questions-democratic-candidates-mona-charen

One should always regard the reporter as an agent of the Dem party with very few exceptions.

IRS Investigation

This looks promising. Investigators have located some 424 more e-mail backup tapes in addition to the 740-some already found after the head of IRS assured congress that all the evidence had been irretrievably destroyed as part of a routine replacement of a damaged computer. And cell phone.And backup server. And backup tape recorder.
Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.
"Criminal activity"?

Ya think? Nixon was run out of town for far less than this. Just remember, Chicago rules: If you own the cop (Just-us Dept) you won't get arrested, and if you own the judge (Federal courts) you won't get convicted.

Raising Your Children Right

Sometimes it's difficult to tell if your kids actually learned anything from all the hard-won advice you give them. I suppose it's necessary for everyone to get out there and make their own mistakes and all you can do is hope they don't make any big ones. Sometimes though, evidence surfaces early:
The mall ninja outfit isn't really necessary but some people just have to go the uber-tactical route..

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There Are No Radical Muslims

A Sharia lawyer assures us since...
…The second thing is, this is not “extremism,” this is “fundamentalism.” People who believe in [the] Koran understand it and practice it and take it serious.
The fundamentalist wants to cut off your head. The moderates buy him a new knife and tell you not to worry about him.

Government Approved!

In order to save some overworked civil servant a lot of tedious work, reading this blog and looking for anything that might require a visit from black-clad ninjas from the FCC, I hereby certify that this blog contains nothing that might be construed as offensive to anybody for any reason.

My regular readers will back me up on that. Except for the troll who obviously harbors ill will to people who share my taste in beer and can't be trusted.