Friday, December 28, 2012

Assault Weapons Ban 2013

An in-depth analysis of the proposed 2013 assault weapons ban and what you can do to stop it.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ATF Will Rule on "AP Ammunition"

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is taking public comments on its website until December 31, with regard to how it should determine what types of projectiles meet the "sporting purposes" exception to the federal "armor piercing ammunition" law. Here's a video that explains what's going on:



According to NRA-ILA:

 Last week, BATFE met separately with gun control activist groups, firearm industry groups, and groups representing hunters and other gun owners. The latter meeting included the NRA; Safari Club International; representatives of state wildlife agencies; and firearm and ammunition importers.

BATFE has expressed two opinions about the law and exemption that warrant particular scrutiny.

First, BATFE suggested that it believes that the "armor piercing ammunition" law was intended to affect all ammunition capable of penetrating soft body armor worn by law enforcement officers. NRA reminded BATFE that the law was intended to protect law enforcement officers against the potential threat posed a very narrowly-defined category of projectiles: those, such as KTW and Arcane, which by virtue of their hard metal construction were designed and intended to be used by law enforcement officers to shoot through hard objects, such as automobile glass and doors, when fired at the velocities typical of handgun-caliber ammunition fired from handguns. Neither before nor since the law's enactment, has an officer been killed due to such a bullet penetrating soft body armor.

NRA further pointed out that the legislative history of the law clearly shows that members of Congress, including the sponsor of the law in the House, Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N.Y.), a decorated former NYPD police officer, expressly did not want the law to restrict rifle-caliber bullets that happen to also be useable in handguns chambered to use rifle cartridges.

Second, BATFE says it considers projectiles to not be exempt under the "sporting purposes" test if they "pose a threat to public safety and law enforcement." BATFE also expressed concern that since the law was adopted, various new rifle-caliber handguns have been invented. On that point, NRA made clear that the sporting purposes exemption is straightforward: it applies to all projectiles that are "primarily intended for sporting purposes"--nothing more, and nothing less. Under the law, a projectile would be exempt if it is primarily intended for sporting purposes, even if it is secondarily intended for self-defense or some other legitimate purpose. Furthermore, the law does not condition its restrictive language or its "sporting purposes" exemption on the design of a particular handgun; the law is concerned only with specific projectiles that can be used in handguns. NRA cautioned the BATFE against interpreting the law in a manner more restrictive than Congress intended.

For more information on ATF's position and information on how to submit comments by the Dec. 31 deadline, go to www.atf.gov/firearms/industry/.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cavalry of the Future

Since Bawb is ex-cavalry I thought he might be interested in this. Would you trade your old M3 Bradley CFV in for one of these? Imagine about a hundred cavalry troopers charging into battle on these beautiful steeds swinging lightsabers! Now that would be cool!

Now if they could just perfect mechanical sheep that can cook we'd all be happy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Suicide Prevention Plan: Take Soldiers' Guns

From the UK Daily Mail:

"With nearly half of all suicides in the U.S. military committed with a privately owned firearm, Congress and the Pentagon are moving to implement policies that will discourage at-risk members of the armed forces from retaining their personal weapons."

Couldn't any member be said to be "at-risk?"

 

"Another significant step is the fact that Congress appear willing to implement legislation which would allow mental health counsellors and commanders to discuss the issues of privately owned weapons with the troops."

Discuss the issues of privately owned weapons? In other words propagandize against private ownership. The mental health community is famously anti-gun anyway.

"The measure would amend last year’s legislation, that prohibited the Defence Department from collecting information from members of the armed forces about lawfully owned, personal firearms."

Registration, always the precursor to confiscation.

Thanks for volunteering to defend our Constitutional rights Boys, but forget about yours.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214441/U-S-military-aims-prevent-suicides-taking-soldiers-private-guns-away-them.html#ixzz292lV0s3I

Monday, September 24, 2012

Myth and Truth About Libertarianism by Murray N. Rothbard

Myth and Truth About Libertarianism by Murray N. Rothbard

"Libertarianism is the fastest growing political creed in America today. Before judging and evaluating libertarianism, it is vitally important to find out precisely what that doctrine is, and, more particularly, what it is not. It is especially important to clear up a number of misconceptions about libertarianism that are held by most people, and particularly by conservatives. In this essay I shall enumerate and critically analyze the most common myths that are held about libertarianism. When these are cleared away, people will then be able to discuss libertarianism free of egregious myths and misconceptions, and to deal with it as it should be on its very own merits or demerits."

Read the entire article here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

BBB INTERVIEW WITH MONTANA SENATOR JON BOY TESTER




Testy: Howdy. Ya’ll like my cool interview studio? It looks like a barn, don’t it. Why I got me some of them cluckin’ birds and a big moo cow and some hay bales…

BBB: Straw.

Testy: Whatever. And lookee here at this big farming machine.

BBB: It’s a combine.

Testy: I signed legislation for the government to take over the manufacturer to provide jobs for UAW members.

BBB: Well, that’s explains the large pool of oil and hydraulic fluid and assorted broken cheap cast parts underneath it. What’s with the Greek columns?

Testy: Oh. Those’re left-overs from some other guy’s interview.

BBB: Well, despite my rising nausea, let’s jump right in shall we?

Testy: Now where are my manners? Ya’ll want a nice big glass of Kool-Aid afore we start.

BBB: For God’s sake, stop trying to talk like a hillbilly. You sound worse than Hillary.

Testy: It’s good Kool-Aid. All the other reporters drink it.

BBB: Senator, you were elected six years ago on this whole Mr. Smith goes to Washington, I’m-a-rancher-with-a-crew cut persona. Seems like the same old story. You didn’t change Washington, Washington changed you.

Testy: I still have the same haircut.

BBB: OK, the way I read things, initially you actually did cast some votes representing the wishes of the people of Montana, including a vote against the first bail out package. Now that took guts to go against the establishment, and I honestly have to give you a great deal of credit for that.

Testy: Why yes I did. And I’s willin’ to stand on my record.

BBB: But the record says after you voted your conscience those first few times, the Big Dems came around to you…perhaps even with their assistants Vinnie and Vito…and explained why you should "play ball" and be a good Party Member rather than a representative of the people of Montana. Or else.

Testy: They had some really good Kool-Aid. Mmmmm.

BBB: So, the next time at bat you vote the Party Line on the Stimulus bill and voila, you are suddenly appointed to some important and prestigious senate committees.

Testy: Mere coincidence.

BBB: The people of Montana sure weren’t behind the whole Health Care sham. Why did you vote for that?

Testy: We had to pass it to see what was in it.

BBB: The fact that anyone from Montana knows Nancy Pelosi makes me sick.

Testy: Try some of this Kool-Aid. Really settles the stomach.

BBB: Enough with the Kool-Aid, damn it. It would appear to be impossible for you to run again on the whole "I’m-gonna-clean-up-Washington and kick-lobbyist-ass" theme after you’ve taken $200,000 from them in the past six years.

Testy: Um. I had to take the money to see what was in it?

BBB: You voted with Dear Leader 95% of the time. In case you hadn’t noticed, neither the One nor his fiscally reckless and socialist policies are real popular in your home state.

Testy: Yeah, well, Denny voted with Bush a bunch of times.

BBB: Jeez. Blaming Bush is getting as old as the Kool-Aid thing. So that’s about the strongest selling point your campaign has? My opponent is a lying hypocritical Washington scumbag with an “R” behind his name so I’m a better choice because I’m a lying hypocritical Washington scumbag with a “D” behind my name.

Testy: Yes, please repeat that numerous times in you article. Denny is a lying hypocritical Washington scumbag.

BBB: This ain’t about him at the moment. What about you?

Testy: Hey, wait a minute. You won’t drink my Kool-Aid. You didn’t bring any smoke or mirrors with you. You’re not kissing my ass…you’re not from the Missoula Independent or the MSU student newspaper!

BBB: Now, how about your record on raising taxes and increasing spending while voting yourself pay raises as a Senato…

Testy: Guards! Guards!

Homeland Security SWAT team rappels from the ceiling brandishing an array of firepower not often seen outside of Mexican drug lord compounds. Repeatedly taser and drag interviewer away.

Testy: Keep him detained without trial indefinitely! At least until 2019 if I get re-elected! Now send in the interviewer from the Independent. I know they’ll have some Kool-Aid with me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LABOR DAY NO MORE





ATTENTION PROLES

Big Brother has just decreed that henceforth the name "Labor Day" shall officially be changed to "You Didn't Build That Day."

Additionally, until it can be sustained by green energy, the light at the end of the tunnel shall be turned off until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled "Morning Hate" on MSNBC.




Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School, Back to School!

Although I've been out of school for the better part of two decades now, "back to school" season still puts a sickening knot in my gut.  Apparently this isn't a feeling that my oldest son shares.  So far in his short school career he has enjoyed school, gotten good marks and loved his teachers.  All this has left me wondering where I went wrong with him.

You see, in my day, students and teachers were viewed as polar opposites of the human spectrum like the Americans and Soviets in the Cold War.  In fact that was a great visual metaphor because I can remember my older brother Bawb drawing epic war scenes of smoldering landscape where opposing battle tanks, some bearing the markings of the "Kid" army and some marked "Teachers," slugged it out in mortal combat.

I like to imagine that when I first shipped off to kindergarten Bawb donned his polished M1 helmet and gave me a gut-wrenching Pattonesque speech: "The teachers are the enemy!  Wade into them.  Make them cry for their mommies!"

But apparently that's not what it's like now.  Now it's customary to give the teacher presents for Christmas (whoops, I mean "Winter Vacation") and other important (and completely secular!) holidays.  When my wife told me this I suggested that we give the teacher a copy of my income and property tax bills as her present.  I certainly don't remember giving gifts to teachers when I was in school.  Actually I do, but they were generally left anonymously in or on teacher's desk and were never much appreciated.

My sister-in-law is also an elementary teacher and says she receives gifts.  Also she told us a story of slipping and bumping down the stairs on her butt in front of her class.  Her kids ran to her, all concerned for well being.  If one of our teachers had fallen on her ass in front of us we all would have been laughing in her face!  Times have changed I guess.

I toyed with the idea of pulling my boy out of this state-sponsored lovefest and homeschooling him where he could learn in a wholesome Christian environment of constant fear of an ass-whupping.  Alas homeschooling wouldn't work for my family since I must work outside the home and my wife (like any woman worth marrying) is fully illiterate.

Perhaps not all is lost however.  My younger son will be going to school in two short years.  At three years old he is already rebelling against whatever forms of authority are presented to him.  I cling to the hope that he will someday view his teachers as so many Nazi prison camp guards to be eluded and harassed... as God intended.

Monday, August 06, 2012

MORE PEACE, HOPE AND LOVE FROM THE LEFT




We've noted here before that if you say something like, "I think Obama's policies are asinine and bad for the country," the Left believes that to constitute hate-filled rhetoric and a call for violence and you should be immediately jailed. Like hate crimes, racism and the 1st Amendment, the Left believes such things to be a one-way street paved with double standards.

Just so you will be able to distinguish between hate-filled rhetoric, intolerance and bigotry, the video below is all of those things.



The actual comments from the progressives and socialists in response to the video are, of course, free from any hate-filled rhetoric, calls for violence, intolerance or bigotry. A sample follows. Notice the command of punctuation, grammar and spelling possessed by the self-proclaimed "intellectual" leftists. Note also the calm, reasonable, cerebral and logical discourse they use to rationally and intellectually present their point of view and win you over to it.



“can someone kill that child…to teach his parents a lesson!!!

"Where is Jerry Sandusky when you really need him? This kid needs a shower!!!!!!"

"Shoot tha kid! Kill tha Parents!!!"

"This child and his parents need to be euthanized"

"If I could id kill this kid. He’s somewhat racist and brings up obama stereotypes. Dumb redneck."

"Someone send this kid to Jerry Sanduskys House"

And my personal favorite example of tolerant non-hate-filled rhetoric...

"GO F*** YOUR MOTHER YOU LITTLE C***SUCKING HOMOPHOBIC GUN LOVING C***SUCKER IF YOU WERE MY F****** KID I WOULD BE GIVING YOU THE BIGGEST S**T KICKING OF A LIFETIME YOU LITTLE GOOF GOD FEARING GOOD FOR F****** NOTHING F****** C***SUCKER!!!!!!"
To quote Van Johnson in the cinematic Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles after a stream of gibberish from Gabby Johnson, "Now who can argue with that?"

Well, say the leftists, he had the audacity not to hope. Speaking ill of the Messiah is, after all, verboten. Instead, how about Olympic athlete trap-shooter Corey Cogdell, who also (the horror!) actually hunts. Surely she wouldn't be attacked just for that. Think again.

"pity the bus didn't crash. You are a waste of oxygen and an embarassment to the human race.Karma is a bitch."

"F***k you!"

"please go shoot yourself in the knees. YOU ANIMAL MURDERER!! you're a disgusting human being."

"kill yourself please !"

"What a f***ing waste! WTFIs wrong with ppl?cruel!! These ppl need to be shot deheaded and posted on a wall"

"sad, so sad maybe she needs to feel a shoot to understand"

"I hope that someone someday shoot your whole familly just practicing." 

Just in case this isn't enough love, tolerance and rational discourse for you, here's a few items we've brought up over the past few years.



Sunday, August 05, 2012

SHOOT LOW, GET LOW



“An amusing example occurred during the attempt on Erzeroum in 1877. No. 2 column, Colonel Kruzenstern’s, which had to move on Fort Akkali by the road from Khan, a distance of about three miles, managed to get off the road and wandered about the country, not knowing where it was. To improve matters, the rear battalion of the column, mistaking a herd of donkeys for Turks, began to cry out Allah! To deceive the supposed enemy, whereupon the leading battalion promptly faced about and let fly a volley at it, which luckily passed over the men’s heads, but made a noise and increased the confusion.”

This anecdote from a British Army officer at the turn of the last century is a perfect example of the almost overwhelming military tendency to fire too high. At night, the problem becomes even worse, when, as illustrated above, an entire battalion firing at another entire battalion missed entirely.

In the days of mass-firing troops with black powder weapons, it was pretty much universal that volleys went high and inflicted nowhere near the casualties such a large swarm of lead would be expected. The problem of firing too high continued throughout military history, and still persists to this day. 

SHOOT LOW

A young infantry lieutenant by the name of Rommel started his war fighting the French on the Western Front, and noted: “As soon as the leading squads went into position, the enemy opened with heavy rifle fire. But his fire was still too high. Only a few bullets struck in front of and beside us, and we soon became accustomed to this. The only result of fifteen minutes’ fire was a hole in a messkit.”

This is less surprising when you consider that, in addition to most soldiers’ tendency to fire high under stress, almost all military bolt-action rifles of the time period had sights whose lowest setting was around 400 yards. Even with a good sight picture, one could fire over a man’s head at 100 yards.

Army, WWII:  “The Japanese fire high. Our experience is that only 10 percent of our wounds are below the knee, 20 percent are below the hips, and the balance are body wounds. Bullet sears on trees are mostly 2 1/2 feet above the ground.”

The 5th Marines on Guadalcanal: "Unnecessary firing gives your position away and when you give your position away here, you pay for it. The men in my squad fire low at the base of the trees. There is too much high firing going on.”


Vietnam

Lt. Col Frank Herbert: "Shoot low. Ricochets kill too."

 "The majority of our soldiers tended to shoot high at night. This is an old problem that can only be overcome by additional training and emphasis.

"One night...a VC force hit us...I had just given a big lecture to the two company commanders involved because in the afternoon fighting...the .50-caliber machine guns [on M113s] had been shooting too high. The comanpany commanders briefed their personnel and that night I will never forget both of them yelling, 'Shoot low, shoot low,' and it paid off. The next morning there were 12 VC lying along the perimeter wire and every one had been hit by .50-caliber fire. You could see how the rounds had virtually eaten up the dike in front of the enemy's firing position before taking him out..."

Rhodesian Bush Wars

Ian Rhodes: “Terrorists generally fired on fully automatic - "spray and pray." This would often start high, and would rise. The indiscriminate use of ammunition on fully automatic usually meant they would run out long before the Rhodesian troops.”

"When cover or “drake” shooting, riflemen were to shoot directly into and through the terrorists position, keeping their aim deliberately low, while gunners were required to aim at the ground immediately to the front of that cover - Tumbling rounds, dislodged stones, or fragments of smashed rocks and trees do great injury to those lying in cover, while the earth that MAGs can kick up has excellent distraction and demoralizing value."

GET LOW

Bill Mauldin's famous GIs Joe and Willie knew all about getting low.

For many, the knowledge of soldiers’ tendency to fire high has saved the life of more than one man willing to get down on his belly to avoid such fire and survive and escape.

An American GI in Italy: “In general, their machine-gun fire is very low. You can throw yourself down and feel reasonably secure—but you don’t dare rise. As it is, there’s only a tiny margin of safety. Often, however, the German can’t prevent you from wriggling away, and then getting up and making a dash for it. Twelve of us did this once. We were inspecting an Italian truck, which was about 50 yards from a small house. The Germans had a machine gun on each side of the house and riflemen inside it. When they opened up, we dropped down, wriggled out of the dispersion areas as fast as we could, and then ran. All 12 of us got away without a scratch.”
One British soldier also serving in Italy credited crawling with saving his life: “Then the second-in-command sent down for four drivers to bring in four trucks left behind by the Germans. We went over the top of the hill, from which the Jerries had been moved, and we could see the trucks about 400 yards away. When we were within 10 yards of them, an enemy machine gun and snipers suddenly opened up. They got my chum. Seeing no cover, I dropped down in the tall grass. Probably because I remembered what I had been taught about crawling, I'm here to tell the story.”
Of course, there are plenty of offensive uses of getting down on your belly, avoiding casualties and advancing unnoticed. The Eastern foe has always been particularly adept at crawling.

The Japanese WWII treatise, "Hints for the Soldier":
“Deploying and crawling will reduce casualties, and are the first steps toward victory. It should be known that if you deploy and conceal yourself there will be no casualties from hostile bombing, or from rifle or artillery fire.” 

A senior Marine NCO and master scout on Guadalcanal observed: “Here is the way Japs patrol. I was out on the bank of the river with another man. We were observing and were carefully camouflaged. We heard a little sound and then saw two Japs crawl by about 7 feet away from us. These Japs were unarmed. We started to shoot them, but did not do so as we remembered our mission. Then 15 yards later came 8 armed Japs. They were walking slowly and carefully. We did not shoot as our mission was to gain information. When I got back, we had a lot of discussion why the two Japs in front were not armed… I believe they were the point of the patrol and were unarmed so they could crawl better.”

Australian intelligence noted on New Guinea: “Individual Jap soldiers, with light but very effective equipment for independent combat, crawl through jungles so thick that it would appear impossible for a human being to penetrate. Yet for miles they wriggle their way through on hands and knees, or on their stomachs--taking several days, if necessary.”

Japanese infiltration tactics were quite similar to those used by the Red Chinese, North Koreans, and the Vietnamese. The VC/NVA proved particularly adept at crawling unnoticed right through American defensive lines.

A Marine officer in Vietnam noted: “…they’re really proficient at moving at night…very silently, very slowly and very patiently…They did get through even though our people were waiting for them. They crawled in between the holes, and our people never even realized that they passed through their positions.”

One doesn’t even get the chance to fire, high or otherwise, against such an enemy.

None of this means that the Western soldier cannot do the same thing if properly trained and patient.


"Creep up, Indian fashion, and arrive in the enemy's midst suddenly.”

Sergeant O.J. Marion of the 5th Marines on Guadalcanal: "You crawl in the advance—unless you are to charge and make it. The reason for this is that all men hit, are hit from the knees up, except for ricochets. We have crawled up to within 25 yards of a machine gun firing over our backs.”

The Japanese even agreed in their own documents that the Americans’ had the ability to do it up right when they set their minds to it: “The hostile forces are skilled in approaching by crawling, and they often get within 15 yards of our troops without being detected. They open surprise fire with very rapid-firing automatic weapons and deal destructive blows.”

British and Commonwealth troops also learned that the best way to eradicate the dreaded Japanese sniper involved stealthy crawling:

"About the only way to combat Jap snipers is to use stalker-snipers, who shoot the Japs as soon as they are located. The stalker-snipers nearly always work in pairs, making full use of camouflage. While moving, they must be completely under cover. If trails are unavailable, about the only way they can get about in the Burma jungle is along dry stream beds and gullies. The British are now trained to crawl (frequently on their stomachs) long distances if necessary... The stalker-snipers who move along the banks of dry stream beds and gullies communicate by word of mouth. Along these avenues of travel there are always places where the gullies and dry stream beds converge. Thus, the snipers can hold prearranged meetings under complete cover. When the snipers meet, they discuss the situation and make future plans."

During WWII, the Germans were impressed by the ability of Soviet infantry to use the ground to move stealthily.
“If the party itself is fired upon, the men instantly throw themselves on the ground and attempt to crawl to cover.”

“Stress is laid on the necessity of being able to crawl for long distances at a quick pace. Patrols are well equipped with camouflage suits, and make full use of darkness and bad visibility.”
“Stress is laid upon movement by rushes and crawling noiseless approach to enemy positions, use of camouflage, and utilization of cover.”

“When working forward, the Russian moves in short, quick bounds, and is capable of moving through the thickest undergrowth in order to work his way close to the enemy position. If the defense is on the alert, he is able to lie still for hours on end.”

The Australian 9th Division, surrounded at Tobruk by German and Italian positions, dominated No Man’s Land by aggressive patrolling. In the barren, treeless, wide-open desert, the only way to sneak up on enemy positions undetected was by crawling, and the Aussies did plenty of it.


On one nighttime raid, “the raiders crawled in single file for two miles through a minefield to attack an observation post, the position of which had been revealed by reconnaissance patrols on the previous day.” Their successful surprise attack killed 15 of the enemy and wounded an unknown number.

Crawling really can be amazingly effective. Many Western hunters know this well, antelope hunters in particular. The pronghorn antelope’s normal eyesight is the equivalent of 8x binoculars and is its primary defense against. After getting shot at once or twice, they become very wary of anyone getting within rifle of them. In fact, I’ve seen them where they’ll take flight just because a pickup truck comes to a stop two miles away. But, by using the terrain carefully and a willingness to crawl, I’ve never failed to fill my speed goat tag. Sure, I spent months plucking prickly pear cactus spines out of my knees after the first such hunt, but it was a price I was willing to pay.

In my younger days, before I moved West, and bothered to hunt waterfowl, it was easy enough to crawl up through even thin cover to ambush ducks and geese on ponds and rivers.

There are weapons restricted hunting areas near inhabited areas in which only the use of handguns, traditional muzzle-loaders, and shotguns with slugs are allowed. In many of these areas, the deer tend to “yard up” out in the middle of wide open spaces where no one can approach them.

But you can if you’re willing to crawl. I’ve patiently and slowly belly crawled out into the middle of wide-open hayfields with no more cover than frost-killed alfalfa and gotten within solid pistol range of these animals on more than one occasion.

This is the advantage of “micro-terrain”. This consists of even the smallest dip, depression, or hummock in the ground, none of which show on any map. Yet micro-terrain still has the ability to hide you from watchful eyes even when there appears to be no cover at all. It’s imperative to scope them out with your own eyes. As General George Washington once said, “No reconnaissance at a distance will suffice.” When you’re actually in the terrain, flat on your belly, you will be amazed how little it really takes to conceal a human being.

Major John Plaster of Ultimate Sniper fame, once set up a rural “drug lab” for a training exercise, with the “bad guys” alert and closely observing all approaches with optics. The 5-man SWAT team he was training was able to crawl through a hayfield of alfalfa only about a foot tall completely undetected.

Plaster explained this micro-terrain well. On closer examination, the “wide-open” field had, “…several natural depressions of 6 to 10 inches, which—when added to the height of the alfalfa—allowed 18 to 22 inches of concealment, plenty for a man to low-crawl.”


In 1982, during the bloody battle for Goose Green in the Falklands War, 2 Para had been fought to a standstill by entrenched and hard-fighting Argentine troops when their night attack lasted too long and daylight revealed them in the open. While A company slugged it out against a key positions on Boca Hill, D Company discovered that where the desolate land of the isthmus sloped down to the water, there was a small but consistent 18-inch lip between the ground and the beach. The entire company crawled a thousand yards under this seemingly non-existent cover until they were even with Boca Hill and then hit it hard in a surprise hail of fire from the flank. Now under attack from two sides, the defenders were forced to surrender the hill.

Two years later, Pakistani officer clandestinely training the Afghan Mujaheddin encountered another problem in getting macho types down on their bellies. He amply demonstrated that one could almost easily crawl up to the Soviet oil pipeline between guard posts and set explosive charges undetected. The Mujaheddin absolutely refused to adopt such tactics. The Pakistani colonel finally figured out the problem.

“In fact what was wrong with my method was that it lacked noise and excitement. It was not their way to fight, with no firing, no chance of inflicting casualties, no opportunity for personal glory and no booty…It often took a serious setback, with quite severe casualties, to force a Commander to review his methods.”

So, if the S ever does HTF and you're fighting it out with the 3rd Mongolian Horde supported by the 27th separate Zombie battalion, you may want to, as Fat Bastard would eloquently put it (in my best fake Scottish accent),  “Get doon on yar bellee!”



Friday, August 03, 2012

FAST & FURIOUS EXPLAINED

This is as brave as lying down in the lions' den, but John Stewart of all people dares to both explain and ridicule the Fast & Furious and Executive Privilege in a manner that even most Congressional Democrats will be able to understand, barring, of course, Sheila "I wanna see the Apollo capsule on Mars" Jackson Lee, Hank "Guam will tip over" Johnson and Nancy (the very name speaks for itself) Pelosi.

Comedians, have long regarded the Messiah as untouchable when it comes to jokes. Even Saturday Night Live, whose staple has been making fun of U.S. Presidents since Gerald Ford, has lain low. Their first Obama skit was savaged by the MSM, all of whom fluttered about in a frenzy of "fact-checking" a comedy skit. Ah, if only they devoted one tenth of that effort to "fact-checking" their own stories.

At any rate, without further ado, here's Jon Stewart explaining Fast & Furious better than any MSM  "journalist" has to date...



Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Media's Sins of Omission Against Ron Paul

As the 2012 primary campaign winds down and it appears that (barring some miracle in Tampa) Romney has the GOP nomination wrapped up, perhaps now is a good time for a little stroll down memory lane. Here's a nice compilation of the media's "honest mistakes" against Ron Paul throughout the campaign. It's a good 17 minutes, but I'm sure it could have been even longer.

Friday, July 27, 2012

FIREARMS IN THE MEDIA...STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES


Maine State Troopers recently seized an "arsenal" of weapons from some nut job which included, according to the reporter:

 "...a fully automatic FN .308-caliber machine gun with a scope and tripod."





I looked and looked at the photo, but just couldn't see any MAG58 in the photograph. For those unfamiliar with military weapons, the illustration below is a "fully automatic FN .308-caliber machine gun with scope and tripod."



Looks like it's time to educate the self-proclaimed "experts' in the media, so well known for their unrelenting accuracy and fact-checking in reporting press, on the proper identification of firearms. The following, I believe, is either a press release from the White House or an AP/Reuters guide (same thing.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

OBAMA CAMPAIGN STRATEGY

Oh, this is just too rich not to pass along. The hell of it is, I guarantee the Narcissist-in-Chief is completely oblivious to the irony, hypocrisy and blatant double standard. So, without further ado, see if you can figure out who the Anointed One is talking about in this short vid.


 


Wow.Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Whoops, can't use that centuries old colloquialism anymore. It's racist (but only when used against LIBERAL blacks.) Anyway, don't expect the media to be replaying this clip over and over ad nauseum like "Read my lips." or "It's the economy, stupid." or Dan Quayle and the "potatoe" thing. Nope, you're not even going to know this one exists without the Internet.

Just another one of those little oversights the media is so famous for. Such as jumping through all kinds of hoops and engaging in various mental contortions to somehow link the Colorado shooter (even before they correctly identified him) to the Tea Party and Rush Limbaugh. At the same time, the MSM hacks do not even find it at all newsworthy that Eric Holder & Co. are responsible for a body county in the neighborhood of 350 people, including at least one law enforcement officer, by handing out assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Just like this video. But then you can't really expect any facts or even a pretense of objectivity from a bunch of agenda-driven hacks with tingly legs wearing rose-colored glasses.



Monday, July 23, 2012

SNAKES ALIVE! BUT DEAD IS BETTER


How to tell a good snake. Little white spots are from shotload pellets.

 Serpents and I have started out with a very rocky relationship. Eventually, however, I got a gun and didn't need those rocks anymore. I must admit that snakes and I do get along much better these days. Gone are the days of "Shoot first, identify later", although this still is the motto of the BATF I'm told. At any rate, I tend to now first identify a snake before I kill it.

Ha, ha. Just a little joke designed to bring forth cries of outrage from city-dwelling liberals who've (a) never even seen a rattlesnake and (b) have a painfully great deal of trouble with the whole satire/sarcasm thing.

In Fort Knox, KY, when me and the boys I ran with were young and dumb and full of come, and also got the shakes if our BAC reached legal limits, there were two particularly annoying snakes to deal with. The copperhead was bad enough, but the water moccasin was even worse. Water moccasins will actually chase your ass when you run away from them. We encountered these beasties training in the field and, more frequently, while fishing.

We fished by wading a stream in tennis shoes and cut-offs, and in such fashion, avoiding the roads, you could get right past any MPs and right into the Restricted Impact Areas. Sure, in an Impact Areas you ran the risk of small arms, tank, artillery, or attack helicopter projectiles of various sorts occasionally flying about. Such is a small price to for really good fishing.

Venomous snakes worried me more than the occasional chunk of steel-encased high explosive flyng around at high velocity, so we started carrying .22 pistols with shot loads after an encounter with a water moccasin. Our policy if we saw a snake in the water with us was to empty our guns into it and then go see what kind it was. It was very bad to be a common water-snake in that place and time.

Eventually, I moved on and sobered up. Now, when gophers eat my garden faster than I can shoot them, I would welcome a nice fat bullsnake. He'd probably look like a sock full of billiard balls in about ten minutes of gopher hunting here. Garter snakes also go unmolested, and that pretty much rounds out the list of what we have around our place now.

While this does not necessarily apply to places like mangrove swamps way down south, generally speaking you can tell the "good" snakes from the bad. A non-venomous critter like a bullsnake, which has the same diamond skin pattern as a ratter at first glance, had a more oval egg-shaped head and perfectly round and perfectly black eyes (like doll's eyes, as Captain Quint would say.) The various rattlesnakes are pit vipers, and such a venomous serpent has a wedge-shaped triangular head, eyes like a cat's eyes, and a ridge over those eyes. Studying a picture of James Carville will give you a pretty good idea of what to look for.

At any rate, I took a float trip with an old pal of mine this past weekend. The canyon we were floating being known for rattlers, I took my trusty 4-inch 629 loaded with with CCI snake shot in the first three chambers in the cylinder. 

We beached the canoe to fish a stretch of rocky shoreline and my buddy went happily bee-bopping off down the shingle. I fished the water right there on the point, making a cast or two and then moving on down a few yards. I was fortunate enough to look down before placing my feet. After my last cast, I looked down to see a rattlesnake about three feet away. He was motionless, and his camouflage pattern blended perfectly into the rocks. The worst part was that although the little bastard was all coiled up with his head back in the ready position to strike, he never rattled. No buzz, no shake, no nothing; he held his tail perfectly still, giving no warning whatsoever. If he had wanted to retreat and disappear back into the grass, he had already had many, many opportunities to un-ass as the AO. 

So when the government tells you silly things like, "Rattlesnakes are shy, retiring creatures. If left alone, they won't bother people." it is yet another reason not to trust them.

I slowly switched my fishing rod to my left hand, slowly drew the S&W, eared back the hammer and hit the varmint center mass on the head. Obviously, .44 Magnum shotloads are a helluva lot more impressive than the .22s we used in days of old. It was like a giant invisible hand just flattened that snake and he never moved afterwards, something I personally have never seen with a dead snake. Being all coiled up ready to strike, some of the pellets penetrated his body multiple times. CCI shotloads come with, in lieu of a conventional bullet, a little plastic canister containing one hundred seventy little #9 birdshot pellets. In effect, they turn your pistol into a short-ranged shotgun.

When my buddy wandered back, he was a little shook that he had walked within a few feet of the snake without noticing it and he vowed to be more careful. 

At the end of the float, we got out at a Montana FWP boat ramp/fishing access/campground. These two city slicker parents with their three little kids, who looked to be about from ages 3-7, were hanging out there, playing in the water and such. So I went over to the pit toilet to make a deposit, figuring enough of the other floaters had left their own floaters in the river. 

On my way back, here was an even bigger diamond back all stretched out across the gravel road right in the middle of the little campground loop. Once more, the SOB coiled up in the ready-to-strike position and once more he held his rattle completely still and silent. That's the part of the whole day that bugged me; the whole no warning thing. Even a nominally attentive person would never know it was there until it struck. In fact, my inattentive buddy almost stepped right on this one too, despite three of us hollering for him to look out.

Anyway, this, says I, is not something the kids should be playing with. Not wanting to fire a shot in the campground area, figuring that would scare the urbanites more than the snake, I went over and told the parents about the rattler.

They were quite interested, the woman saying she had never actually seen a snake before. She was braver than the guy when it came to looking the rattler over; I think at one point he was actually hiding behind his wife. I, of course, offered to turn it into a good snake, more than once. I even offered to use a canoe paddle and an E-Tool to be quiet about it. They declined, saying they would tell the kids to be careful. Eventually, the snake crawled off into a clump of bushes right in the middle of the campground. This satisfied them that all danger was now passed. My buddy later saw it crawl further into the campground to another clump of juniper, and told the urbanites again.

Well, it was their (or their kids') funeral. On the way out of the campground with the canoe on top of the truck, there was yet another freshly-killed rattler on the gravel road.

I'll count that last one too, to make a total of three rattlers in one day (that we saw), none of which gave any warning. So, a hogleg on your hip full of snake shot is always a good companion to have along on your summer fishing trips in Montana. Especially if there's a fire ban in effect due to dry conditions and you can't clear the path ahead of you with your flamethrower.

 Hey Mr. Snake, say hello to my lil' friend.



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ENOUGH COMEDY...JOKES!

Yeah, we detest RINOs like McCain and Romney, but this joke was just too good not to pass along.

Q: What's the difference between Romney supporters and Obama supporters?
A: Romney supporters sign their checks on the front, Obama supporters sign their checks on the back.

Friday, July 13, 2012

THE RELIGION OF PEACE REALLY SPHINX



Allow me briefly to quote out beloved Nincompoop in Chief to educate you a bit on Islam. As Barry "Choom" Obama said:

"[America and Islam] ...share common principles of

...JUSTICE...




 
...AND PROGRESS,...



 
...TOLERANCE...




 
...and the DIGNITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS."




So what are the fun-loving Middle-Eastern Hippies of Peace, Hope and Love up to now? Well, in the spirit of tolerance and progress, the wacko clerics who've come to power in Egypt are demanding the Pyramids of of Giza be destroyed.

Yeah, right Bawb. You're getting out of hand again. Well, apparently so is the Washington Post these days as well:

"Radical Muslims want to tear down Egypt's pyramids and take over the world. The least the rest of us can do is take them seriously.

Islamist political victories in Egypt have invigorated the debate in certain circles over what to do with the country’s historical sites, or as the extremists call them, the symbols of pagan idolatry. The most pious Muslim theologians do not see the ancient statues, carvings and pyramids as important tourist destinations so much as affronts to their beliefs. Bahraini Sunni leader Abdal-Latif al-Mahmoud called on the Egyptians to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what [Egypt's Muslim conqueror] Amir bin al-As could not.” Abdel Monein Al-Shahat, a leading member of Egypt's radical Nour party, suggested that should the pyramids be too difficult to dismantle, structures that have stood for five millennia ought at least be covered in wax to hide them from view."
 That's just the tip of the bloody iceberg. Read the REST OF THE STORY here.

To those who might say this crap is just too crazy to happen, we need only remind you of what happened to the 5th Century BAMIYAN BUDDHAS in 2001.









So, if seeing this Wonder of the World is on your Bucket List,  you might want to consider getting around to it post haste before progress and tolerance overtake it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WANT TO SEE HOLDER RAIL AGAINST IDS? SORRY, YOU NEED AN ID.



Yes, that's right, as Attorney General Eric "Fast & Furious" Holder and some of the top NAALCP big wigs got together to rage against the state of Texas for being racist and violating minority civil rights for wanting to require a photo ID to vote, you couldn't get in to see them do so unless you presented not one but two forms of government-issued IDs.

As usual, the press was totally oblivious to the hypocrisy even as security thugs demanded of them, "Vere are your paypas?!?!"

Voting is a bit more important than attending a speech. Aren't they being racist and violating the civil rights of those who didn't have two forms of ID to enter?

MORE HERE


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IT AIN'T EASY BEIN' GREEN


A friend sent me this little piece, author unknown, and it was just too good not to share. The hell of it is, I remember nearly all of these things, with the exception of fountain pens (we used stone tablets). My curmudgeon status is coming along nicely.

Being Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.

But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person...

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY



Please celebrate your freedoms in a safe, respectful, compliant, tolerant, obedient, politically correct and docile manner, in accordance with Federal Law. Failure to do so is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

Yeah, it's a re-hash of last year, but if anything even more pertinent now.



Monday, July 02, 2012

Gen. Washington Kicks Rommel's Ass

Our limey brethren across the pond have voted on who was 'Britain’s Greatest Enemy Commander' and the winner is... George Washington.

GENERAL WASHINGTON
Champion Brit Kicker
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
The poll was sponsored by the National Army Museum in London. After an online, nationwide poll of Brits, the top five commanders were discussed and voted on by a group of experts at an all-day speaker event at the museum.  To be eligible, enemy commanders had to actually lead an army in the field which left out political pussies like Hitler.

Rounding out the top five, after the father of our country, were:
  • Michael Collins- Irish independence leader
  • Napoleone Boneparte- Frenchie prick with little guy syndrome
  • Erwin Rommel- Nazi Germany's "Desert Fox" of North Africa
  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk- Ottoman leader who repelled Allied forces in WWI
Way to go General Washington!  You're still garnering respect 213 years after your death.