Friday, May 31, 2013

Stupid Quote of the Day

I think it's important for the public to know security services and the police are operating properly
Former Metropolitan Police commissioner, Lord Blair.

But Lord Blair, - they're not, they haven't been for quite some time.

(source: BBC for the full context - which is the after action noise from the Drummer Rigby Murder)

Missing the point

Was over at the Porch reading Tam's take on this.  Tam get's it, but the Brits and the politicians once again miss the point.

Your damn country has more cameras per capita than any other place on earth*.  Congrats you beat out the U.S. and China way to go.  How's that working for you?

It has nothing to do with catching the signs. Unless your going to arrest everyone who says anything critical of anything.  In which case you'll surpass the U.S. as the most incarcerating place on earth. Won't that be fun.

The problem is governments like to be the only one's with the ability to resort to force, but they have no ability to control access to force (even in prison) so they essentially turn their subjects into victims.
We're unable to stop the criminals but we can stop the law abiding citizens - we just turn anyone who doesn't want to be a victim into a criminalSupport your government - be a good little victim.
Someone once said - Talk softly and carry a big stick,  I think Teddy might have meant a Boom Stick.  Makes more sense that way.

*That might be a tiny bit of hyperbole, but not much. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fire them all and start over.

It appears that our government has allowed the following:

Chinese Steal Plans to our newest Joint Strike Fighter, PAC-3 and lots of other highly classified military projects.

But don't worry, cause we're trading partners and they would never use that stuff against us.   Really?  we're that friggen incompetent?   They've hack our Power Grid, they steal everything we produce.

We've filled our National Defense technology with Counterfeit Chinese parts.

So  just what the hell are the following groups actually doing with their time?

Pentagon / Military Intel, FBI, NSA, CIA, Trusted Defense Contractors.   Apparently either having Sex with Chinese honeypots or Spying on U.S. Citizens because, why the hell would we want to keep people out of our National Security infrastructure? We're worried about who might want us to actually not violate our Oaths of Office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic".    We don't have time to worry about the Chinese, or Islam.  We gotta protect our jobs!

Fuck!  - Fire everyone and start over.   And when I say Fire - I'm pretty sure I mean Firing Squad.   At least charges for Dereliction of Duty, Violations of National Security, Gross Malfeasance, and if I knew more about the law I'm sure I could come up with a few dozen pages of things.  

From the FBI's own Priority List
National Security Priorities:

1. Protect the United States from terrorist attack    FAIL
2. Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage  EPIC FAIL
3. Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes  EPIC FAIL

Criminal Priorities

4. Combat public corruption at all levels  EPIC FAIL
5. Protect civil rights  EPIC FAIL

6. Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises 

7. Combat major white-collar crime  EPIC FAIL

8. Combat significant violent crime   

She really is that stupid

Once again Nancy Pelosi proves she'll say anything rather than admit they screwed up.  There aren't a lot of people I truly despise but she's right near the top of my list.

Right - Benghazi, IRS, AP/Fox - it's all just a distraction he's a great President - he should be allowed his little foibles - it's all the Conservatives Fault.  They're just trying to make him look bad. It's a distraction.   Right, massive violations of the Constitution are just a distraction.   Dereliction of duty is a distraction.

You can tell where she puts the Constitution and Government Corruption on her list of priorities - Yep, didn't even make the list.

This is the kind of thinking you get when someone believes that the Constitution is just that annoying, outdated, obsolete document that really doesn't mean anything anymore.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

One for the Captain

If you need more data to support the Captains rants on the college scam, then you're not paying attention; so HERE is a bit more.  I haven't read Worthless because I got my two degrees a long time ago (STEM degrees).   But if your considering going to college, I'm going to go so far as to recommend you read Worthless because we have enough people with worthless degrees.  And you really don't want a 0% ROI in your degree (and if you don't know what that means go look it up).

While you're at it, you might want to read Enjoy the Decline, I have. It's a good read, and timely. While I don't agree with everything he says (I'm an old fart and some of it doesn't really apply to me).  The economics is sound, and a lot of the advice is ...  liberating.




Professorial stupidity

It seems that the profs at Georgetown University think Obama should be on Mount Rushmore.

Let's see -
Washington: First president, founder of a nation, signer of the Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson: Principle author of the Constitution, Statesman.

Abraham Lincoln*: Civil war, abolished Slavery.

Teddy Roosevelt**: War Hero, ended Russo-Japanese War, Completed the Panama Canal.

Obama:  Fast & Furious, IRS Scandal, Benghazi Scandal, AP/Fox News Scandal, ObamaCare. Personally Killed Osama Bin Laden - or  you'd think he had from all the PR.

Sure I can see it - they have a lot in common.

Oh, First black President.  But since we're not racists, that really can't matter right?

* In all fairness, I wouldn't have put Lincoln up there either, Abolishing Slavery was a very good thing.   Strengthening the central government wasn't -  Using force to coerce a number of states to remain in the nation they felt was no longer representing their beliefs or needs - wasn't either.   (But then it's probably because I'd be happy to live in a state that succeeds from the U.S. as it will mostly likely be based on a constitution even more restrictive of central government.  I'm biased that way - well hell, you knew that.)

Not sure I'd have included Teddy either.  While I do like a number of the ideas behind his Progressive party (the one before the liberals stole the name and did exactly the opposite).   I suppose given the time frame, there weren't a lot of other good choices.  James Madison, and Patrick Henry I suppose.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

It's just possible

Well perhaps the AP and Fox News scandal finally hit close enough to home for the frigging Main Stream Liberal Media to see a slight glimmer of what the rest of us have been yelling about for the last 6 years.

I don't expect this to last.


Now that I'm a Liberal

OK this is pretty amusing stuff from twitter

Friday, May 24, 2013

You make it sound like news

This is not news, it's business as usual.

What's news worthy is that it came out in a Chicago Blog implying there's at least one person in Chi-Town that might not be in bed with Obama.  That I do find surprising.  It is after all the The Most Corrupt City in the U.S.

I'm not sure I like the way they rated those cities though, some how I'm not sure Seattle's rep for corrupt parking enforcement is in actually worse than Tampa, Boston, and Bell CA, which are noted for serious political corruption.   And Houston's corrupt PD I think might be worse than Seattle's.  I know I'd rather be in Seattle than any of the others but I have to say, my City is a sad, sad disappointment.   To many liberal Californians - it has been as we say - Californiated, and that's never a good thing.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Department of Redundancy Department

Corrupt Hypocritical Elitist Government Assholes (only one of those words is really necessary the rest are - well - redundant)

So Obama has a tax problem - well actually several.  It seems the IRS not only harasses conservatives but it gives liberals a pass.   36 of Obama aids have racked up an $833,000 in unpaid taxes.  What do you suppose the chances are that they've paid up since January?

Must be nice to work for the Obama administration - Overpaid, under worked and you don't have to pay your taxes.


What would George say?

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence-it is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.  
- George Washington

White House aides first learned of a draft report detailing the IRS abuses in late April, but chose to insulate President Obama by not informing him until it exploded in the press, the president’s spokesman said Monday.

Seems more than a bit irresponsible to me - assuming they did in fact hide it from him - which I no longer believe, even a little bit.


When a man talks of Trust - make him pay cash

OK the actual Heinlein quote is:

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash.
-Lazarus Long
Leftists like Obama don't believe in Honor - it's an antiquated concept.  As near as I can tell - they don't believe in truth either.  From Obama's Ohio State commencement speech:

Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

Self rule my ass - they're growing the government as fast as they can.

Oh and that tyranny that's not lurking anywhere:
  • IRS attacks on Conservatives.
  • DOJ seizes AP Phone records.
  • Obama and Hilary leave U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Citizens on their own resulting in their deaths. 
  • Obama makes Recess appointments when Congress NOT in Recess
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius soliciting, from corporations in industries HHS regulates, funds to replace some that Congress refused to appropriate.
  • Feb 2009 Census Control taken from Department of Commerce. 
  • DOJ Fast & Furious coverup
  • Authorized assassination of U.S. Citizen
  • Sues Arizona for Enforcing Immigration Laws
  • Authorizes Military to imprison U.S. Citizens with out Due Process for suspected terrorist related actions - no proof required. 


Hell the list is too long.

Wow - that's the blame game to a whole new level

Apparently the IRS scandal is Bushes fault

Wow - it's good to know the liberals have such a firm grasp on reality - too bad it's not located in this universe.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Because only the cops should have guns

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Andrea Rubello


from The Blaze
MINEOLA, N.Y. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say a police officer’s bullet killed a New York college student during the response to a home invasion at an off-campus home.
A young N.Y. woman was taken captive by Smith a large black male criminal on parole from a first degree robbery conviction.   

Smith, of Hempstead, Long Island, had been arrested for robbery in the first degree in 1999, promoting prison contraband in the second degree in 2000, robbery in the first degree in 2003, assault in the second degree in 2003 and robbery in the second degree in 2003, police said.

Given his record one might wonder what sort of MORON would parole him, let alone a group of MORONS  But then we're talking about N.Y. where creating victims is the goal.
 
So in the target rich environment of  Gun Free New York where only the cops should have gun, The gun toting cop rushes in to the rescue. Smith, using the girl as a shield apparently aims a gun at the cop.

But Wait - he's a criminal, on parole, with a GUN oh my god we need more GUN control.  Because obviously letting violent career criminals out on parole is the correct course of action.   Just think how bad this would have turned out if the people in the house were armed, I mean the home invader would have undoubtedly taken those guns and used them against the victims home owners.  Must be a gun control problem.  Everything is a gun control problem.  

So, the home invader points a gun at the cop, and the cop in typical N.Y. fashion starts shooting.   Now I don't know how many shots were fired but given the 85% miss rate which seems typical of N.Y. cops, I'm betting it was more than the 7 that hit Smith and the ONE that killed the girl.  Ah, did you notice (see quote at the top) that it was a bullet that killed the girl and not a gun? Because cop guns don't kill people, bullets do. It wasn't the cop, it was the Bullet.

Now you have to wonder at the wisdom of shooting at a man who is using a woman as a shield, but at 15 feet or less, I'd have probably taken the shot.  Shot - not 8+ shots.   I don't want to second guess someone in a situation that stressful, but training kicks in - or at least we're told by cops, the military, and professional trainers that it does.  So I suspect if you've trained to empty your magazine every time you pull the trigger and you're only concerned with hitting a Silhouette Target, then perhaps this outcome was inevitable.  Given the statistics of New York's finest when the guns come out, emptying the magazine - and we're not talking about what they let the citizens use - where talking about the 18 round type - is the norm.   I suspect the cop feels worse than I've ever felt in my entire life.  This is where I believe we need to make the people responsible pay the price for their actions.

The parole board who let that SOB out should be facing charges, not being a lawyer I'm not sure what those charges should be, but criminal negligence, and contributing to the death of citizen should be close.  The cop should be looking at involuntary man slaughter with extenuating circumstances, and the NYPD should be looking at criminal negligence in training.  The Bloomberg and the rest of the politicians should be facing charges for turning the honest citizens of N.Y. into victims.

Moral to the story:
Don't count on the cops to save your ass - you're just another target.
Carry a Gun - the criminals do.
A masked person breaks into your house, Shoot Them BEFORE they or the cops shoot you.
Practice - Small Targets.   Don't rush, just like driving - slow is smooth, smooth is fast.  Fast comes with repetition.   Practice with hostage targets, Practice with small targets, and when your done, practice some more. 
(Yeah I know practice is particularly difficult right now, since ammo is so friggen hard to come by.   So practice with Dry-Fire.)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wanted

Wanted:  A country that supports property ownership and property rights.   In theory I own property - in reality I rent it.

Wanted: A country that respects the right to carry arms, and respects the individual. It maybe a right but it's treated like a privilege that I have to pay for, and one that a lot of folks want to take away.

Wanted: A country that hasn't decided that Logic, Common Sense, and Facts are thing of no value. Which is what 60+% of my country has decided.

Wanted: A country that respects privacy.

Wanted: A country that values productivity.

Wanted: A society that understands when it's being lied to and doesn't fall for it.

Something tells me I'm going to be left wanting - because as near as I can tell that describes absolutely no place on Earth.

Unions and Government

I can't say I'm even the least bit surprised with the IRS scandal.   We know the Unions don't like Republicans, and they HATE the TEA party. So why would anyone be surprised that the NTEU (National Treasury Employees Union) - a Liberal union that uses IRS employee money in the form of union dues to support anti TEA party candidates, use it's power over it's member to screw with TEA party and other conservative groups.  Oh sure, it will be individual members who take the fall, but that's just the way it's done.   People lower on the totem pole always take the fall for their bosses - sometimes they even get compensated for it.

I'm not convinced Obama knew anything about it, but you can bet his appointee to the federal salary council, Colleen Kelley knew.  Being the president of the Union that spent almost $550,000 of union member dues on Democratic candidates fighting TEA party candidates, how could she not.     

I'm not really even surprised that the Main Stream Media is covering it, after all, it takes space away from the Benghazi investigation.  So, maybe Obama did know - hard to say.

What I will say is this:  Mixing Unions and Government is a BAD idea.  Right up there with mixing Religion and Government.  I've talked to enough union people to know some treat the union as if it were a religion, and I suppose if someone made sure I got benefits
 that no one outside of a union would ever even consider reasonable, I might think that way too.... Nah, I have too much self respect for that.