Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Emperor Obama, whom the state-run media still fails to notice has no clothes, has won another important victory in his healthcare boondoggle. Yes, just as his campaign was endorsed by none other than crackpot Libyan Dictator Muammar Khadafy, his 2,300-page (and counting) health care monstrosity has been endorsed by semi-retired doddering senile Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro! Soon, we will be able to enjoy the same benefits of socialized medicine the Cuban people have, as seen in these pictures of places Michael Moore somehow just happened to miss.

Give it about 25 years, Amerika.

An endorsement from Fidel Castro these days is right up there with an endorsement from Jimmy Carter, but Fidel has long been extolling the virtues of black Democrat leaders. For instance, when Jesse Jackson traveled to Cuba, with an entourage that included Reverend Jeremiah “God-damn America!” Wright, Castro was somehow able to say…with a straight face no less…of Justice Brother Jesse, "He is a great personality, a brilliant man with a great talent, capable of communicating with people, very persuasive, reliable, honest. Jackson's main characteristic is honesty. He is sincere and there is not a single bit of demagoguery in his conversations."

This go-round, Castro did end his endorsement of Obamacare with a scolding to the United States. "It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence ... the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago," Castro said in an interview from the back of his 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, one of the estimated seventeen automobiles still running on the island.

It should come as no surprise that a Communist Dictator should praise Obamacare. Texas Representative Ron Paul compares it to nothing more than the disastrous old Soviet system of Centralized Planning. I’m sure Uncle Joe would be as approving of this fiasco as Fidel is. Paul noted, “The idea that a handful of brilliant minds can somehow steer an economy is fatal to economic growth and stability. The Soviet Union's economy failed because of its central economic planning, and the U.S. economy will suffer the same fate if we continue down the path toward more centralized control. We need to bring back sound money and free markets- yes, even in health care- if we hope to soften the economic blows coming our way.”

Paul also said, “I had the opportunity last week to address my concerns with both Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, especially about the potential for the coming serious inflation. I am not optimistic that these important decision makers truly understand what is coming, why it is coming, and how best to deal with it.”

“Poo-poo ca-ca!” replied Geithner, the only tax cheat smart enough to save the economy, pausing from eating paste and scribbling on the Mayflower Compact with a crayon. “The Emperor and I know exactly what we’re doing. Now, if you’ll help me tie my shoe, I must be off. The Beverly Hillbillies comes on in five minutes. That Mr. Drysdale is really smart, ain't he?"

Comparing Obamacare to the old Soviet system is indeed apt. After all, it was good old Joe Stalin who said, “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.” And “Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.” Harry Reid, looking up from burning ants on the sidewalk with a magnifying glass, glowered thoughtfully and noted. “Hmmmm. Those would make good slogans for Obamacare when it gets up and running!”

Five out of six Communist Dictators with state-run health care systems, including Dr. Fidel here, agree: "Death is the solution to all problems. No man, no problem."

Representative Michael Burgess, another Republican from Texas, expressed concern that if the mandate in the health care law requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, the federal government could mandate anything, such as requiring all Americans to purchase a General Motors car, for instance.

Nancy Pelosi, taking time out from chasing an imaginary butterfly up and down the aisles of the House of Representatives, tried unsuccessfully to put a thoughtful expression onto her permanently smiling Botoxed face. “That's ridiculous! That could never happen! We’ll force you to buy the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition 2000 instead."

One bright spot did show up on the radar this week as the Tenth Amendment continues to struggle to rise from its shallow grave. In Utah, roughly two thirds of the state is owned by the Federal government, where Bill Clinton made a 1.7 million acre land grab in 1996 and the Obama Regime is planning to take more. Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently signed a bill authorizing the State of Utah to use “eminent domain” to seize federal land to put it to better use. You never saw those kind of Unintended Consequences coming when you shat upon the Constitution in the Kelo case, did you “Justice” Souter?

However, the very next day heavily-armed federal agents wearing black ski masks bludgeoned Herbert’s state trooper escort and dragged the governor away, kicking and screaming, to an unmarked van.

A Whitehouse spokesperson later said, “Governor Herbert has unexpectedly taken ‘ill’ and we are rushing him to a new federal health care facility in an undisclosed location where we can ‘cure’ him. Trust us. It’s for his own good…and for the children”

Sunday, March 28, 2010


As noted earlier, the left and the press (same thing) are having a hissy bitch fit over the so-called Window War and a handful of reports of folks throwing bricks through the windows of Democratic offices. The same tired of BS is being hauled out as the blame game is played. Talk radio, of course, is at the top of the list; the talking heads and leftist alarmists blamed Rush Limbaugh for OKC as well, so why not this too? Blogger Mike Vanderboegh has been elevated to a new status as a terrible hate-monger promoting violence and civil war. At the same time peace-loving leftists angry at his words are threatening Mike and his family (always anonymously, of course) with everything from death to dismemberment. This, of course, has made Mike's Sypsey Street Irregulars my new favorite blog.

The lefty politicos are shrieking that words have caused all this furor and brick-throwing "terror", and that the RINO’s are partly to blame for not condemning loudly enough members of the public who are fed up with a government run rampant. Obeying the next step in the pre-programmed and predictable dance, "conservative" RINO’s Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are pleading for the horrific violence to stop.

Words do indeed mean things. The Left seems to regard words as more powerful than actions. And only some words are bad, or are only bad if certain people say them. The media especially believes in the power of words, since they’ve been shaping opinion for decades with their words, whether those words were even remotely true or not. With the Internet and talk radio on the rise, they see their monopoly on brainwashing slipping away from their grasp, and their own words grow harsher and more hysterical as their power wanes.

There’s an old saying that actions speak louder than words. Apparently the leftists and the media have never heard of this, or perhaps they just believe that only "right-wing" actions have any effect or pose any danger.

They seem to have forgotten the 2008 Republican Convention in the Twin Cities. Left-wing protesters threw bricks through the windows of charter buses, sending convention delegates, especially some elderly ones, to the hospital. Bags of sand were dropped off of highway overpasses onto other vehicles, causing a good deal of damage but, fortunately, no deaths. Sounds like attempted manslaughter to me. Hmmm, I didn't see Louise Slaughter on TV condemning these acts.

Some windows are more equal than others. If it's "just" a Marine Corps recruiting office, apparently brick throwing is fine and dandy, and not even worth reporting.

Then there’s the Democrats’ darlings, the unions. In April of 2008, Obama’s buddies in the Service Employees International Union went to war with another union, the California Nurses Association, by storming a union conference to break it up. During the attack, one person wound up in the hospital and another died of a heart attack. In fact, there are an average of 300 incidents of union violence (at least 300 that get officially reported) in the U.S. every year. In a 3-year strike conducted by the Teamsters against a trucking company, there were some 55 shootings. In West Virginia during a strike in 1993, one Eddie York, father of three, crossed the picket lines to go to work and had his head blown off. In this case, not even words were important to the left and the press. AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka compassionately said at the time, “If you strike a match and put your finger in, common sense tells you you’re going to burn your finger.” At a 2008 town hall meeting for Democrat Congresscitter Russ Carnahan, it was caught on video as several purple-shirted SEIU thugs attacked and beat a black conservative protester who was handing out miniature Gadsen flags. Thirty-eight year old Kenneth Gladney wound up in the hospital after the beating with injuries to knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Why didn’t Katie Couric play the video over and over and decry the violence?

Obama's army of thugs, the SEIU, even uses violence against their fellow unions to get their way.

In the Rocky Mountain West, the bunny-huggers are a particular thorn in the side. Saving the Earth apparently can’t be done with words. You need actions such as violence, vandalism, and sabotage. Even Eric "Heinrich" Holder’s FBI has to acknowledge that the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and its sister organization, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), are the nation's "No. 1 domestic terrorism threat.” It is estimated that ELF and ALF have caused more than $110 million in damage. “Liberating” lab animals and spiking trees has escalated into fire-bombing ski resorts with home-made napalm and destroying research labs, ranger stations, meatpacking plants, and timber company offices. Although ELF claims they take care, during these acts of sabotage and destruction, to make sure no “animal-humans or nonhumans are harmed” another of their memos read: "Where it is necessary we will no longer hesitate to pick up the gun to implement justice and provide the needed protection for our planet that decades of legal battles, pleading, protest and economic sabotage have failed so drastically to achieve. The diverse efforts of this revolutionary force cannot be contained, and will only continue to intensify as we are brought face to face with the oppressor in inevitable, violent confrontation." Why isn't Algore doing a "documentary" on this threat?

Well, as long as they didn't throw any bricks, I guess this is OK.

Then there's the Religion of Peace. How about those New Black Panthers, the ones with the semi paramilitary garb and billy clubs outside of a polling place in Philadelphia. Can you imagine the hue and cry if cammo-clad “militia” members did the same thing? This same bunch provoked a melee outside of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's campaign headquarters and physically attacked reporters, berating them for all being Jews. Although the Nation of Islam usually engages in word warfare, physical violence is on the agenda too. In LA in 2005 Nation of Islam “protesters” attacked local stores, carrying clubs, smashing displays and refrigerator units containing alcoholic beverages, threatening store employees and telling them not to sell alcohol to the African-American community…or else. We didn’t hear much from the press or the lefties when the D.C. sniper, who deliberately targeted even kids and pregnant women “for the sheer terror of it”, was a member of the Nation of Islam. A Muslim soldier fragged his commanders in the early days in Iraq and more recently Nidal Hassan murdered 12 and wounded 30 innocent bystanders at Fort Hood. Why do the talking heads and politicos bend over backwards to defend Islam? How come Louis Farrakhan apparently isn’t worried about such things but is instead spewing protests about the threat of violence against Obama posed by “the white-right”?

A vandalized black Christian church. Not even worth reporting. But what if the same thing had happened to a mosque?

Let's not forget the "oppressed" leftist members of the gay community? Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, head of Code Pink and top Democrat Party activists, have for years been terrorizing wounded soldiers, their families, and public officials, even in military hospitals or at their homes, going so far as to taunt children of military members at the Whitehouse Halloween Party. They openly advocated and led a campaign to kidnap George and Laura Bush, asking militant Muslims for assistance in that project. When it comes to aiding and abetting, they’ve played footsie with, and given money to, such worthies as Mahmoud Ahmadeinejad, Huge Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Hamas, the Taliban, and Hezbollah. Are they condemned by the President? Nope, instead he embraces and celebrates them as good friends and allies.

The list goes on and on and on. Yet all we hear about is the danger and terror of politically incorrect words, and the "threat" of Tea Parties. Well, the following pictures aren't from any Tea Party. And I have yet to see a Tea Party where all the participants thought they had to wear masks to conceal their identity.

So, as we see, actions do indeed speak louder than words. Especially when it comes to hypocrisy.

Friday, March 26, 2010


As I noted during my last column, I had to go shoot the FAL because we’re just too isolated out here in the mountains of Fly-Over Country to have any Demoncrat Party offices to throw bricks through the windows thereof. That mere suggestion is apparently enough for some to demand my arrest. If I even thought about suggesting said brick should instead be shoved up the arse of House “Rules” Committee fiction-writer Louise Slaughter (D-NY), there would probably be a team of black clad men with their faces covered (remember the good old days when it was the criminals who had to wear masks to conceal their identity?) kicking down my door and clubbing me with submachine guns.

Slaughter is, of course, throwing a hissy bitch fit with much wailing and gnashing of teeth and rending of garments because someone threw a brick through the window of her Niagara Falls office. The politicians, left wing nuts, and talking heads are going after Sypsy Street Irregular blogger Mike Vanderboegh, author of The Window War, in an attempt to paint him as a dangerous extremist nut case out to cause violence and civil war and suggesting that the right to free speech doesn’t actually apply to people like him. Some are even demanding his arrest and criminal prosecution.

Meanwhile, the media is treating as a completely credible news source and legitimate leader of the black community in America our buddy, our pal, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American raving lunatic Louis Farrakhan, fuhrer of the Nation of Islam. Calypso Louie says any dissent against Emperor Obama is hateful, intolerant, and dangerous. In a recent radio interview he made the claim that the “white right” is fomenting an "environment of hate" in a conspiracy that will lead to the assassination of the Prez.

This indubitably accurate spokesman, worthy of quoting extensively by the mainstream state-run media, has some quotes the "journalists" always seem to overlook. Loving, kind, sane, intellectual, non-racist and definitively not hateful quotes such as:

"All Moslem [sic] will murder the devil (white people) because they know he is a snake and also if he be allowed to live, he would sting someone else."

Then there's the orbiting Mothership, undetectable by man's instruments, that an Islamic prophet took Louie up to for a visit.

“Allah has taught that blueprints of a plane which carries bombs was given to the Japanese from the Holy City of Mecca, and that these blueprints had been there for thousands of years. These bombs would go into the earth for at least a mile and would throw up the earth to a distance of one mile, so that it would make a mountain. I have reminded registered Moslems of this [sic] teachings.”

That's right, folks. I did not make that crap up. I couldn't come up with such crazy BS even under the influence of powerful narcotics. This oh-so-legitimate source also recently expressed fear for Obama's very life because of some protest signs depicting Barack as Hitler.

Signs like these, Louie?

Other House Dems are running around screaming that the sky is falling as well, that they live trembling in fear and terror of the inevitable violence against them, and trying to blame Republicrats for not condemning the public enough for dissent against the Emperor and his House of Eunuchs. As usual, the media hacks are shrieking about talk radio. Apparently, members of the public cannot think for themselves; Rush Limbaugh has some kind of mind control ray to make us non-conformists all do his bidding, lurching about in perfect unison in zombie fashion, drooling on ourselves in the process.

House Majority Weasel Hugh R. Krupt (D-France) noted, "Just because we ignored everything the people said and voted against their will and spit in the faces of our constituents and foisted upon them a monstrous entity that does nothing but increase the government's power and have totally ignored the rampant unemployment that the press deliberately doesn't cover and have bankrupted their great-great-great grandchildren does not give the unwashed masses any right to express dissent! Let 'em eat cake!"

I can't help but notice a wee tad bit of double standards and hypocrisy on the part of the Lefties and their yapping puppets in the media. Where was all the indignation, alarm-ism, and condemnation when the Bush-Hitler signs above were endlessly paraded in the streets? Where were the cries and shrieks against hate and violence and intolerance for the "Kill Bush" video games, movies, signs, T-shirts, books, and You Tube videos such as these:

Oh that. That was "art". Those were just legitimate expressions of free speech, fully protected by the First Amendment. It wasn't hateful.

Judging from the afore-mentioned examples, I would be willing to bet Bush got more death threats than the current buffoon residing in the White House. The talking heads and Dem spokescritters are still (I heard it on the radio Wednesday) trumpeting one of their many tired old Big Lies: Obama has received more death threats than any president in history, threats against Obama are up 400% over Bush, etc., etc. Never mind that this bit of fiction was thoroughly debunked by the Director of the Secret Service. We can't have reality getting in the way of such a good bumper-sticker-slogan-talking-point for the intellectual, free-thinking, cerebral Obama worshipers with the glazed-over eyes to numbly chant over and over again. Hope and change, hope and change, hope and change.

Union thugs and ACORN hoodlums engaging in actual violence at some of the town hall meetings, caught on video on more than one occasion, was not violent or hateful, nor worth covering on the news. Black Panthers blockading polling places was not hateful or intimidating. When 60’s radicals such as Obama's close friend, mentor, crony, ghost writer, and babysitter (who he didn’t really know at all) Bill Ayers were blowing up people and buildings it was their “right to protest”. When taxpayers who just got the screwing of their lives throw a few bricks, it is the end of the world as we know it, a climate of violence, danger, hatred, terrorism, civil war, mayhem, blood running in the streets, FLOODS, LOCUSTS, PESTILENCE, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!! AAAIIIIEEEE!!!

As Orwell so eloquently put it, some animals are more equal than others. And it's easy to tell who the pigs are. Especially now that the draft horses are finally getting tired of pulling the load for everyone else.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


No, I’m not wearing a suit, not at the moment, although my wife seems to think that I hose off pretty good for those formal occasions that require me to wear pants in public. I’m talking about my FAL wearing a SUIT, and by that I mean the Sight Unit Infantry Trilux, L2A2. This is an old military scope used by the British and the Israelis, most often on the FAL, in the 1980’s which, hey, wasn’t really that along ago. I like to think the SUIT as the ACOG’s grand-daddy. Would I rather have an actual ACOG? You bet your sweet patootie I would. But I have at least a thousand good reasons why I can’t get an ACOG at the moment, so Grandpa will do fine for now.

The Trilux was one of those devices that came before its time, like the E2 rifle and the 7mm cartridge and crooked narcissistic Chicago politicians as president. It is a nice 4x scope with a lightweight aluminum body, weighing only 12 ounces. The glass in it is quite good, offering 86% light transmission. The scope has a prism so that the body is bent, providing a short, compact package and keeping the front sight post out of the way of the objective lens. This also just happens to allow folks to mount other items, such as a laser or weapon light, on the rail in front of the scope without interfering with the optics.

FAL with scope rail top cover, adapter, and SUIT. Better than the British-pattern riveted top cover, IMHO.

The British manual says the SUIT is: “A detachable optical sight with a magnification of four, equipped with an internally illuminated inverted aiming pointer. With the sight fitted the Infantryman’s night vision capability is extended enabling him to engage targets at longer distances. The amount of improvement depends on the light falling on the target and the target/background contrast. The increase in range varies from two to three times that of conventional open sights. By day, the sight unit assists in the acquisition and engagement of targets with low background contrast at the effective range of the weapon to which it is attached.”

First off, isn’t it cool that the Brits capitalize Infantryman? I see the U.S. Army now capitalizes Soldier, which seems stupid to me. Capitalizing Infantryman I can see, though. Secondly, I should point out that increasing the range of the weapon 2-3 times over open sights means less when the open sights in question belong to those of the L1A1 British inch-pattern FAL, which were arguably the worst of all the FAL sights. And, since the FAL was adopted by some 93 countries at one time or another, that’s saying something.

The SUIT is still pretty cool. Instead of a crosshair, it has a single pointer, like that of some ACOG’S, only this pointer sticks down from the top rather than up from the bottom. On the negative side, I suspect in the heat of the moment, lots of folks shoot high, putting the top of the target on the bottom of the pointer, rather than holding the pointer down on center mass. As with all shooting systems, practice is needed. Supposedly, this system of inverted reticule also offers the advantage of not obscuring the target during recoil.

A brief aside to those who bemoan the terrible recoil of the .308 battle rifles. My 5’4” wife shoots a lightweight sporterized 03A3 Springfield .30-06 with 180-grain bullets and doesn’t complain about recoil. People, especially guys, who complain about the recoil of the M1A or FAL or HK should just go ahead and admit to being a big fat pussy.

The point is sharp enough for good holds even at a distance, and at night the pointer is lit from within via tritium.

Back to the SUIT. Its aiming pointer is also lit from within via a tritium vial and fiber optics, the brightness being adjustable for conditions. With good glass, you can see better at night than with the naked eye, so this works out well for low light shooting. Unfortunately, when the SUIT’s were imported into the country, the tritium had to be removed because of some asinine government regulations. Go figure.

There is a battery-operated red LED light replacement, but “tactical” and “batteries” in the same item makes my nervous. Finding a replacement tritium vial is a huge pain in the butt, but worth it IMHO. Some folks get them out of bow or gun sights, or key-chain fobs. It’s extra hard to find the red. Red is the dimmest of the tritium lamps and lasts the shortest time in years. But, for me, using this thing as a low-light shooting aid, you want dim and red rather than bright and green if you’re to clearly see your target past the pointer. Plus, the manual says the lamp will lose half its brightness in 10 years but is likely to have a further useful life. I can live with once-a-decade or more replacements.

The SUIT’s weakness is the mounting system. This requires a special FAL top cover with an adapter riveted to it. I’m told it’s just a matter of time until the rivets work lose. There’s also an adapter that allows you to attach the SUIT to a conventional scope rail cover. This is what I use. It took a deal of work and a home-made adjustment or two to get it just right, but once done it has been fine ever since. Supposedly, you can take the SUIT on and off at will, using the clamp-type system, and not lose your zero. I’ve heard from guys over at the FAL FILES who say they have done this regularly without losing zero. I’m too fearful of Mr. Murphy to be taking a scope on and off all the time.

The graduations for zeroing the scope are rather coarse, one tick-mark moving the point of impact 4 MOA, but you can carefully tweak in between the ticks and, after all, it is designed to be used on a designated marksman-type weapon rather than a full fledged precision sniper rifle.

The SUIT doesn't have a true ballistic drop compensator. It does have a range control lever that actually moves the back of the scope itself up or down. Again simple almost to the point of being crude, it only has two positions and works just fine. The rear 300-meter setting is for engaging targets between 0 and 400 meters. The front 500-meter setting is for ranges of 400 to 600 meters. Being KISS simple, with the selector lever with choices of only “A” or “B”, it works very well for even amateurs as long as you have even the very roughest sense of range estimation.

It’s not quite precise enough to ethically put a bullet exactly into the vitals of a deer at 500+ yards, but certainly good enough to hit a man-sized target, and I did drop an antelope with one shot at almost exactly 300 yards with this rig last hunting season. You see, my FAL had never been “blooded” in the hunting field. The other rifles in the safe used to tease it and make fun of it late at night. So this past hunting season I took it out to whack that speed goat as well as a couple of whitetails at around 150 yards. Now it can hold its muzzle up high and thumb its nose back at the other rifles.

In past threads I have shown my interest in combat in the mountains of Afghanistan. British, American, and German sources agree that about half of their engagements take place at ranges greater than 300 meters. One American commander estimated his unit’s average engagement range to be 500 yards. Living in the mountains myself, I find this all very interesting.

One of the military solutions has been to re-invent the .308 diameter wheel in the form of the M240 GPMG and a designated marksman rifle, usually in 7.62x51mm (.308) caliber, often an old M14/M21. Issuing such weapons down to squad level allows at least two of the guys to shoot back during those long-range engagements. I guess the rest of the gang armed with those 14-inch barreled .223 varmint guns are apparently supposed to just stay low and bitch about the situation. Once more, the FAL with SUIT was ahead of its time, as the role in which it functioned was to equip one soldier in the squad as a designated marksman to extend the squad’s firepower, for those special occasions when they needed to “reach out and touch someone” but didn’t want to use up machine gun ammo or fire off expensive Milan anti-tank guided missiles.

So, once upon a time, Bawb decided to give the FAL and the SUIT a workout. The first time I set up cheap electric fence posts up at 100 yard intervals out to 500 yards, and used old delivery pizza boxes skewered on the posts. Perhaps I’m expecting to engage fat people, but I figure half a pizza box, 16x16 inches, is about the size of a man’s torso, the target the SUIT is intended for. On the first trip, it was a clear sunny day with hardly any wind, temps in the low 60’s. Shooting prone from off a sandbag, I gave each target from 100-300 three shots. Then I flipped the SUIT over to the long-range setting and gave the 400 and 500 yard targets three shots. When you get to looking out across the vast landscape at those little tiny targets waaaayyyy out there, it really makes you appreciate how far 5oo yards really is. It also makes your appreciate living in Montana where you can actually find places to safely shoot a thousand yards.

I was fairly happy with the results. The 100-300 yard shots were well centered. 400 was high and drifting to the side, and I only hit that 500 yard target two out of three times. “Good enough for government work,” as they say, but not good enough for me. Since the SUIT’s objective lens does not sit exactly over the center of the bore, at long ranges the convergence becomes noticeable. I had tried to compensate for this by zeroing a half-inch to the right at 100 yards. Obviously, while indeed good enough for its intended purpose, being me I had to tweak it.

Recently the great spirit moved me to finally get things juussst right with the FAL and the SUIT. I headed out to a state-owned section of public land where I like to shoot. It has an entire mountain for a backstop, which is pretty handy. I felt bad for the elk, though. There were maybe fifty or so bedded down atop the ridge to the north, a little over a mile away. Even though it almost four months after hunting season and they were better than a full section line away, the wapiti were still pretty skittish. By the time I had my shooting area set up, they were all on their feet. When I walked down and starting putting targets up, they took off trotting across the ridge towards the dark timber.

It was a nice Montana spring day, with the temp just above forty degrees, and the sky alternated with sunshine and snow squalls. Having already worked things out at the closer ranges in my previous shooting sessions and in hunting, I started this session at 300 yards, with targets every 100 yards out to six hundred. I shot in the prone position from off a sandbag, aiming center mass.

It turned out my windage was indeed a tad off, which of course gets magnified with range, and the SUIT mounting system having the added twist of convergence. I was, though, pretty happy with the size of the groups I was shooting. I mean, we’re talking a Plain Jane Century Arms FranknFAL with a 30-year-old scope and Aussie surplus ball ammo, not a match-grade M1A or something. The old girl did pretty well, considering who was behind her with only one good eye. I do still have to do some more trigger work. Awhile back, I installed the springs that give the system at least a lighter trigger pull. Now I just need to work on something at least resembling a smooth trigger pull. It’s not as bad as an HK, mind you, but it could (and will) be much better than it is.

Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man, a Century FrankenFAL, and surplus ball. The grease on the pizza boxes explains the fat part.

As I said before I got myself side-tracked, my windage was a tad off. The 3-shot group on the 400 yard target hung right there on the left edge of the cardboard. As expected, there were no holes in the 500 yard target. So I went back and set up a 100 yard target and did some tweaking. In theory, a 100 yard zero that is four inches high and a half inch right is what the SUIT is supposed to take. That’s what I dialed in as precisely as I could. Using the sharp tip of the inverted pointer, you are capable of a pretty precise hold, more so at long ranges than at short ranges I find.

By the time I was ready to shoot another round, one of the traveling snow squalls moved through pelting me with those snowflakes that look more like Styrofoam beads than snow, which turned quickly to fat round water droplets on the surface of the German shelter half I was using to lie on. With the snow, the wind really came up, probably 15 or more mph, for five minutes or so as the cloud moved over. When it was done, the bottom of the 300 yard target had ripped loose of the post and the cardboard was standing out like a wind sock. The 600 yard target had folded up like an accordion and rattled down the post until it was half sideways and about a third the size of a properly extended box.

I had intended to start at 400 yards anyway, so the 300 yard target didn’t matter. I fired six rounds at the 400 yard target, three with the SUIT on the 300 setting and three with it on the 500 setting. The former was just about dead on the nuts, while the second was indeed quite high, almost too high, on the very top edge and out of the pictures. Things worked well at 500 yards with the SUIT on the long-range setting, although I did call what I knew was an obvious flier to the right. I had a couple of other fliers to the right due to human error and the gritty, reluctant trigger.

With the 600 yard target itself halfway FUBAR, I guess I thought the pressure was off and I was pretty relaxed and casual squeezing off three more rounds at the screwy target. I was very pleasantly surprised when I went to pick up the targets. There was a bullet gouge in the side of the fence post about four or five inches above the folded-up cardboard. Another round had hit directly under the box, close enough to pepper it with dirt and gravel shrapnel. And lo and behold, there way off in the very corner, there was a little round .30-caliber hole.

So I reckon I would be good on man-sized targets out to 600. Very soon, though, I’ll have to go out again and, after I tweak things just a wee tad bit more, do some more shooting. I want to get the 500 yard bull exactly centered on the long-range setting and then try some shots out to 700 yards with a little hold-over. Of course, the trigger parts, myself, and a fine Arkansas stone need to spend an hour or two together beforehand.

Why the sudden intense interest in wringing the very best performance out of my toys right now rather than just kicking back with “good enough” until I have more time to mess with things later? Well, I had to do something after the debacle on Sunday, and it’s a good hour and a half drive to the nearest Demoncrat political office with a window I could throw a brick through. I think most of our readers can figure out my alternate choice of recreational activity.

My next plan is to head off up into the mountains for a night or two with just my weapon, my Load Bearing Equipment (LBE), and the clothes on my back to see how well the survival gear in the fanny pack of my LBE works out. It’s been a long time since I field tested my gear beyond just hunting for the day.

Interesting times make for interesting hobbies.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kill the Bill, Invoke the 10th

by Brian Roberts

[Originally posted on TenthAmendmentCenter.com, reprinted with permission.]

The federal government takeover of the health care industry and your loss of medical freedom only lacks a Presidential signature to become a federal law. We the people know that this cannot stand if America is to remain a free country. Keep your head up, it is time to invoke the 10th and kill this bill and the others soon to follow once and for all.

Lenin said:

“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism” and “The goal of socialism is communism.”

Thomas Jefferson said:

“Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force”

Ignore Washington D.C.
They are ignoring you, return the favor. In his speech on Saturday, Obama referred to you as “astroturf”. In political terminology that insinuates that you were paid for your phone calls and someone picked up your travel expenses and bought your dinner for your troubles. That’s one way they ignore you. Another way they ignore you is to use an unscrupulous process to pass an unconstitutional health care bill that changes the foundation of your country overnight.

If you’re like me, when you call representatives, write letters or attend tea parties, you pick up the tab and sacrifice your own personal time in hopes that someone will listen. I’d much rather spend my time and money with my family, business or hobbies than hoping my actions will result in my federal representatives actually representing. And anyone that could have done anything about the health care bill is in Washington D.C., you can’t meet with them, you don’t know them and you cannot reasonably hold them accountable. How can you really expect them to feel any pressure to represent you? Yes, morally your expectations are valid because they should do the will of the people. Unfortunately, the reality is without the power to exert an opposing force, you will continue to be disregarded as a mere annoyance.

Own your State
Last year, I wrote a series of articles for Tenth Amendment Center entitled, “Crossing the Chasm to Freedom”. Using business experience as a template, I argued that the best way to enter a market (in this case a political market) is to dominate a small market, own it and then expand from there. This is a well-known marketing strategy among early stage technology companies. The reason this works is that your limited resources can be used to exert a dominant influence on an identified target and you can expand from there. This is the same strategy that the allies used in World War II to captured the beachhead in Normandy and from there liberate the entire continent of Europe. Imagine the level of failure that the allies would have experienced if the same brave soldiers that took the beach were airdropped all across the countryside. It would have been a complete failure.

In our case, the small market that we can dominate quickly is our state government. From here we can team with other like-minded states and form a block of resistance that has real legal possibilities, much more powerful than rallies, letters and phone calls. Owning our state governments is an absolute necessity.

Ignore the Feds, Empower the States

We have state governments for a reason. Regardless of what today’s media would have you believe, state representatives are not elected state paper-shufflers or federal mandates. State governments share power with the federal government as equal partners in a system designed to decentralize power and protect “we the people” from foreign and domestic threats.

Ignoring D.C. actually means that we must use state governments to defy unconstitutional federal laws, starting with the health care bill today. The federal government itself must be identified as the threat and we must use the legal power of our state governments under the 10th amendment to eliminate the threat, and formally ignore unconstitutional mandates.

Jefferson described the 10th as “the foundation of the Constitution” and added, “to take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn … is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.”

The feds took that step today.

States have many constitutional options when dealing with the federal government including court challenges, nullification and interposition to name a few. Individually, you do not have these, so you must focus on using your influence to make sure your state representatives know about and are willing to use these tools. The first steps are already moving forward as 37 states have introduced Health Care Freedom legislation. In addition, state attorney generals have already stated their intention to challenge these federal bills as unconstitutional.

Individually, “we the people” have a very important role too. We must influence our state representatives, and then encourage them. And, when the going gets tough we must stand shoulder to shoulder with them in defiance of what will be an intimidating federal response. “Ignore the feds, empower the states” must be our mantra.

Expect a Federal Response

Ghandi had it nailed:

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. “

For the most part, the federal government has ignored any resistance to the health care bill. Tea Parties have been ridiculed as radicals of all varieties such as “tea baggers”, “astroturf”, “racists”, and “domestic terrorists”. But, they have never formally acknowledged the existence of this movement. Once we begin to focus our attention on the state governments, everything changes. The media will be unable to ignore a block of defiant states. Personally, you will be ridiculed as a “tenther” (I think this is pretty cool) but once states exhibit defiance it will not be long before the federal government shifts it’s focus to the states not the individuals. That’s when you will know that you are not being ignored anymore.

At a minimum, your state will be ridiculed as out of touch with reality, as constitutional rogues, racists, and more. The governor of your state and your state representatives will be positioned as little more than common rabble rousers and will be the target of incredible pressure to compromise. But this must be overcome before we can win and we must solidly stand with state representatives. Federal funds will be used to coerce states to comply as has been common practice for some time. This will be specifically painful with health care because defiant state’s federal funds will be used to finance compliant state’s health care. However, this cannot be allowed to stand for any significant amount of time so states must be influenced to pass state legislation that denies the federal government what they covet most, tax revenue.

From here on, resolve will be the key. Not just your resolve, but the resolve of the rest of the citizens in your state. So it’s our responsibility to educate neighbors and make sure the right state representatives are in place.

In order for us to reset this country and return to spending time with our businesses, families and hobbies; we must again in no uncertain terms confirm the revolutionary message that the people are the source of power. The federal government must fear the people, and the state governments are the legal method in which to achieve this goal. Jefferson clarified the goal:

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Ignore the Feds, Empower the States.

Brian Roberts is the State Chapter Coordinator for the Texas Tenth Amendment Center

Copyright © 2010 by TenthAmendmentCenter.com. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I noted recently how Big Brother is alive and well. Michael Snyder over at Black Listed News has done one better. Listed below are his Top 20 Signs That the United States is becoming a police state. Go to Blacklistednews HERE to read the full article and get the links to news reports detailing each of the abuses listed. Note our favorite "Conservative" RINO Juan McCain playing kissy-kissy with Joe Lieberman in the very first example.

#1) A new bill being pushed by Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman would allow the U.S. military to round up large numbers of Americans and detain them indefinitely without a trial if they "pose a threat" or if they have "potential intelligence value" or for any other reason the President of the United States "considers appropriate".

#2) Lawmakers in Washington D.C. working to create a new immigration bill have decided on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would be required to obtain.

#3) Barack Obama is backing a plan to create a national database to store the DNA of people who have been arrested but not necessarily convicted of a crime.

#4) Just to get on an airplane, Americans will now have to go through new full-body scanners that reveal every detail of our exposed bodies to airport security officials.

#5) If that wasn't bad enough, the Transportation Security Administration has announced that airport screeners will begin roving through airports randomly taking chemical swabs from passengers and their bags to check for explosives.

#6) Starting this upcoming December, some passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board their flights once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.

#7) Organic milk is such a threat that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in Pennsylvania.

#8) An NYPD officer has broken his silence and has confessed that innocent citizens are being set up and falsely arrested and ticketed in order to meet quotas.

#9) A growing number of police departments across the U.S. are turning to mobile camera systems in order to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.

#10) For decades, Arizona has been known as "the sunset state", but lately many frustrated residents have started calling it "the surveillance state".

#11) Judges and police in Florida have been caught using "secret codes" on tickets in the state of Florida.

#12) An extensive investigation has revealed that between 2003 and 2007, that state of Texas quietly gave hundreds of newborn baby blood samples to a U.S. Armed Forces laboratory for use in a forensics database.

#13) A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#14) One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk.

#15) In Florida, students have been arrested by police for things as simple as bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun.

#16) When a mother on a flight to Denver spanked both of her children and cussed out a flight attendant who tried to intervene, she suddenly found herself handcuffed and headed for prison. Why? She was charged with being a domestic terrorist under the Patriot Act.

#17) A new global treaty may force U.S. Internet service providers to spy on what you do online.

#18) A leaked Obama administration memo has revealed plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres of land from Montana to New Mexico.

#19) 56 percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said that the U.S. government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

#20) But one other recent poll found that 51 percent of Americans agree with this statement: "It is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism."

Friday, March 19, 2010


Lately there have been assurances from the federal government to go ahead and feel safe and secure answering all kinds of intrusive census questions regarding your personal life. Don’t worry. The information is safe. Commerce spokesperson Nick Kimball emphatically stated so recently. "All United States residents should be fully confident that the individual information they provide on census forms is protected from disclosure by law.” Well then, if we have the assurances of politicians and government officials, and the information is protected by law, why are some of “you people” unwilling to give away all your personal information to the government?

Perhaps it’s because the government doesn’t have a very good track record concerning their own constraints under the law in general and telling the truth in particular. For instance, perhaps I’m dating myself but my Social Security card reads in bold type right there on the front “NOT TO BE USED FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.” In fact, there is a law against, and penalties proscribed, for people, such as everyone from the doctor to the banker, who ask for and/or use your Social Security number for identification purposes. That’s worked out real well, hasn’t it?

As for census information being protected, ask Americans of Japanese descent how well the government’s own laws “protected” them in 1942. Since our schools are too busy teaching kids to put condoms on cucumbers, and since educators, Hollyweirdos, and the press would never say anything bad about their Socialist hero Franklin Delano Roosevelt, perhaps yet another short history lesson is in order.

In the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 the American West Coast was in a panic over possible Japanese raids and even invasions. Newspapers of the time, showing the same accuracy they do today, carried headlines of Japanese bombers over LA and Japanese submarines practically under the Golden Gate Bridge.

The media in 1942 was just as accurate as it is today.

The government had to do something. And someone had to be blamed and punished. Lacking Hitler’s Jewish scapegoats or Stalin’s “Wreckers” and “Enemies of the State”, the good old “Trust Me” American Federal government decided they should go after Americans of Japanese descent.

So our buddy, our pal, Franklin the Great, Mr. New Deal himself, signed some Executive Orders, most notably E.O. 9066, and “Voila!”; certain classes of American citizens were instantly stripped of the right of habeas corpus as well as their 5th Amendment rights, which our own good ol’ Supreme Court recently shat upon again in the Kelo case. The citizens stripped of their rights, rounded up, and sent to interment camps included WASP military veterans, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Constitutionalists, and people who refused to answer intrusive census questions.

Whoops. My mistake. Those are the groups to be deprived of their rights in the near future if the health care bill doesn’t pass or Obama gets a second term. The people rounded up in 1942 were Americans of Japanese descent. Some of them were indeed not citizens, but they were legally in the country and laws at the time prevented foreign-born Asian immigrants from becoming citizens. Today, illegal aliens have more rights than U.S. citizens, but I digress.

More than 112,000 people, men, women, and children, were rounded up and hauled off to camps surrounded with guards and barbed wire, and located in some of the most Godforsaken places deep in the interior of the country. Just like the Jews in Germany, internees were only allowed to bring a handful of baggage. Long established farms and businesses had to be sold on short notice for pennies on the dollar. Personal property put into government storage was ransacked. So much for the Fifth Amendment. In 1948, an act was passed to compensate people who had lost property and financial wealth during the interments, but golly gee, wouldn’t you know it, the IRS had destroyed the tax records for the time period in question, making it almost impossible for the hastily moved internees to prove anything had been lost.

"We're from the government and we're here to help you." Army MP's try to get a handle on a dangerous subversive threatening the security of these United States.

Our stalwart defender of the Constitution, the Supreme Court, heard cases in 1944 and ruled that deporting a selected class of folks from military “Exclusion Zones” (read the entire West Coast) was indeed Constitutional. One of the entities created by the feds to handle the “resettlements” was the War Relocation Authority, or WRA. When bad things happen our government tends to heroically respond by creating huge new bloated inefficient government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security. In the 1944 case of ex parte Endo the Supremes did at least rule that the WRA had no right to subject loyal citizens to its procedures. Small comfort to those who had already been subjected to those procedures for two years in the camps in the meantime.

Not until the 1980’s were the other cases overturned when it was found out that in the interned plaintiffs' cases against the government they (the government) had altered, suppressed, withheld, and destroyed pertinent evidence so that it could not be used in court. Ask Randy Weaver or Richard Jewel or thousands of others how that works. How can we expect the government to be honest with us when it is incapable of telling itself the truth?

A former Supreme Court Justice, Tom C. Clark, noted of the whole affair, “The truth is—as this deplorable experience proves—that constitutions and laws are not sufficient of themselves.” Amen, brother. That’s why the Founding Fathers put that pesky old Second Amendment in there.

Now what does my long rant have to do with the census anyway? Well, guess where the government got the information to round up folks and send them off to the camps. Why, from the “protected” information gathered in the 1940 Census, of course. Food for thought indeed as you fill out that questionnaire.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Lots of strange and bizarre heavy-handed fascist things going on these days, so much so that we can only hit a few subjects which most of us never would have dreamed we’d see in our lifetimes.

For instance, the Department of Education buying shotguns. That’s right, boys and girls, shotguns, and it’s not for hunter education. These are Remington 870 12-guage pumps with the XS Ghost Ring sights and fourteen-inch barrels (illegal for schmuck citizens such as yourself) . And that’s a SWAT team entry weapon, not a standard riot gun.

Why does the Department of Education need SWAT entry guns? One reason could be to "keep up with the Jonses". The Internal Revenue Service purchased a bunch of SPAS 12 riot guns (also illegal for citizen scum such as you and I) and the Department of Agriculture has its own SWAT team. I kid you not. Or perhaps the DoED has just run out of Federal money confiscated from the citizens and borrowed from the Communists so it needs to conduct some smash-and-grab convenience store robberies to raise funds?

This country did just fine for a couple of hundred years with local communities running the schools and producing kids who could master the three R's. Then, in 1979, the former Worst President in American History, Jimmy "Senile Crackpot" Carter, signed into law the creation of the Federal Department of Education. At the time critics said it would be an unconstitutional and unnecessary bureaucratic intrusion into local affairs, but it would later prove to be an utterly incompetent unconstitutional bureaucratic intrusion that forces local schools to conform to their pogroms...or else. Thirty years later, with an annual budget now at 160 billion dollars, we have SAT scores that have declined from 937 in 1972 to 899 in 1992, and kids who can't make change for a dollar but know how to use at condom by age eight.

So let's give a big hand to the hard-working drones and hacks at the DoED. You might want to also consider sending voluntary donations to help Obama crony Arne Duncan create his special (I'm not making this up either) homosexual high schools.

Remember this when some politician tells you it’s a small program, a temporary program, or one that won’t get any bigger or usurp any new powers. Be especially wary when they say, "It will pay for itself."

Such as the (hopefully not) impending health care debacle, which will make the Department of Education look like a piker. Nancy “The Dunce” Pelosi thinks she has figured out a way, the Slaughter Rule, (so called because it slaughters the remaining shreds of due process and the Constitution) to ram this thing through the House of Representatives while avoiding a real vote on the actual bill as required by law. That President Obongo will sign this odious conglomerate if it gets within 100 meters of his desk is a no-brainer. Why are they so desperate to get this 2,000-page monstrosity jammed through by any means?

The answer surprisingly came from Speaker "Pandora" Pelosi, a rare instance of her actually uttering the truth in a big Freudian slip: “...we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, [emphasis added] away from the fog of the controversy.”

There is a glimmer of hope slowly flickering into life across the fruited plain as individual states continue to re-discover the 10th Amendment which, as apparently nobody in Congress or the Supreme Court knows, reads in short and simple English hardly open to interpretation: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." I've read through the whole Constitution repeatedly and still can't find the place where it says the federal government is authorized to give $2 billion a year of our tax money in "public aid" to Egypt or spend $6,435,000 for "wood utilization research". It does say they're supposed to deliver the mail, and we all know how that's turning out.

At any rate, Idaho Governor C.L. Otter, apparently no relation to the guy by that name in Animal House, has become the first state governor to sign into law a measure requiring the state attorney general to sue the federal government if residents are forced to buy health insurance.
Similar legislation is pending in 37 other states.

Unfortunately, nobody on Capital Hill seems to give a fat rat's ass about "...the States respectively, or...the people." We need to remind everyone of this at election time.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Yes, Massa!

New York Representative Eric Massa has been forced to resign from office over charges of sexual harassment. Massa claims that he is being forced out by high-ranking Democrats because he didn't support the President's healthcare "reform" bill. Even if this guy is a kook, he gave too many great quotes bashing his fellow Democrats for me to ignore.

Firstly, Massa's "sex scandal" involves getting drunk and saying he should be "fracking" a male staffer at a wedding reception. (For no reason in particular, I will now point out that Massa honorably served this great nation in the U.S. Navy. Not the Army or Marine Corps mind you, but the Navy. Yah feelin' me homes?) If only Massa had supported his party he probably could have sodomized and killed a 10-year-old Cub Scout and not lost his job, and maybe get promoted too, but I digress.

Massa's sharpest criticism went to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who Massa called the "son of the devil's spawn." Referring to Emanuel as a "power-hungry a**hole," the Prince of Darkness, Satan, quickly issued a press release disavowing any kinship between himself and Emanuel. "Rahm and I have worked together on many occasions," Satan's press release stated in part, "and, yes, we once were lovers. But Rahm is NOT related to me and I do not wish to be associated with him."

Massa said of Emanuel: "He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to a front end of a steam locomotive."

Massa also recounts and odd encounter with Emanuel in the Congressional shower room. "I'm sitting there showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me because I wasn't gonna vote for the president's budget," Massa said. "Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man? ... It's ridiculous." He continued, "By the way, what the heck is he doing in the congressional gym? He goes there to intimidate members of Congress."

As Bawb is fond of saying, we just can't make this stuff up folks. (Well, maybe the Devil's press release.)

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Note: I am not the author of this piece, it came as one of those endlessly forwarded untraceable e-mails, but it is too accurate (and funny) to let slide by. Whoever did author this piece out there, thank you.

Instruction From The Editor To The Journalist:

"Frangible Arms just bought a four page color ad in our next issue. They sent us their latest offering, the CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer. I told Fred to take it out to the range to test. He'll have the data for you tomorrow."

Feedback From Technician Fred:

"The pistol is a crude copy of the World War II Japanese Nambu type 14 pistol, except it's made from unfinished zinc castings. The grips are pressed cardboard. The barrel is unrifled pipe. There are file marks all over the gun, inside and out.

Only 10 rounds of 8mm ammunition were supplied. Based on previous experience with a genuine Nambu, I set up a target two feet down range. I managed to cram four rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. I taped the magazine in place, bolted the pistol into a machine rest, got behind a barricade, and pulled the trigger with 20 feet of 550 cord. I was unable to measure the trigger pull because my fish scale tops out at 32 pounds. On the third try, the pistol fired. From outline of the holes, I think the barrel, frame, magazine, trigger and recoil spring blew through the target. The remaining parts scattered over the landscape.

I sent the machine rest back to the factory to see if they can fix it, and we need to replace the shooting bench for the nice people who own the range. I'll be off for the rest of the day. My ears are still ringing. I need a drink."

Article Produced By The Journalist:

"The CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer is arguably the deadliest pistol in the world. Based on a combat proven military design, but constructed almost entirely of space age alloy, it features a remarkable barrel design engineered to produce a cone of fire, a feature much valued by Special Forces world wide. The Destroyer shows clear evidence of extensive hand fitting. The weapon disassembles rapidly without tools. At a reasonable combat distance, I put five holes in the target faster than I would have thought possible. This is the pistol to have if you want to end a gunfight at all costs. The gun is a keeper, and I find myself unable to send it back."


Our first story comes to us today from Manitowoc, WI where police said that a bear at the zoo bit off a woman's fingers after she ignored barriers and warning signs and tried to feed the critter. In her attempt to hand-feed one of the two Asiatic black bears, the woman lost a thumb and a forefinger and had two other fingers partially severed.

"A mayor's office statement says alcohol played a factor." I'm confused. Who was drinking? The woman or the bears? I would bet on the woman, since authorities also noted, "She sure had a lot of Obama bumper stickers on her vehicle." We think she deserves another sign, and here it is.

In some good news, the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act has passed the state senate and is fully expected to be signed by the governor. From the Billings Gazette: "Currently, gun advocates in Montana are testing that state’s Firearms Freedom Act in federal court. If a federal judge strikes the Montana law down, gun advocates in Wyoming might file a lawsuit testing Wyoming’s law, said Wyoming Gun Owners Association Executive Director Anthony Bouchard."

Here in the Rocky Mountain West, we do not hold out much hope of anything even remotely resembling Constitutionality oozing from the Federal 9th Circuit Court, which rules over Montana from a plush mental institution in Kalifornia. The 9th Circus Court is proud of its status as the most over-ruled Federal District Court in the country and in history. Pandering to their uber-liberal tree-hugger eco-wacko Kalifornicator buddies, the court has dealt near fatal blows to the timber and mining industries in Montana, and they'll do the same for farming/ranching, guns, and hunting if they get the chance.

Things don't look to improve. Barack Hussien Obama ("mmm...mmm...mmm") wants to appoint one Goodwin Liu to the bench. He's currently a professor of law at Berkeley, which should tell you all you need to know. He believes the same thing that the president did when he "taught", without leaving a scrap of documentation, at the U of Chicago; that the Constitution is a living, breathing, morphing, oozing, amoebae-like document that changes daily, and the process for those changes should come from judicial "interpretation" rather than that pesky old Amendment thing provided by the Founding Fathers for just such purposes.

Of Liu, opponents say things like, "He believes the Constitution is something judges can manipulate to have it say what they think culture or evolving standards of decency requires of it in a given day." and "Liu believes that judges have the authority to impose their views ... using clever verbal camouflage to disguise what they're doing."

Obama Regime Spokespersons were quickly echoed by the state-run media in rationally and intellectually responding to these charges by labeling all opponents, "Racists! Bigots! Nazis!"

Meanwhile, in "Religion of Peace" news, Adam Gadahn, now known as Azzam al-Amriki, Al-Qaidi's American-born spokesman, is calling for American Muslims to kill us denizens of the Great Satan on our home turf. In a released video message, he rants away with a Kalashnikov beside him about, among other themes, how he believes Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan is a true a hero and a martyr to be emulated in destroying what he calls American high-value targets.

"Brother Nidal is the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes...Nidal Hassan is a pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model who has opened a door, lit a path and shown the way forward for every Muslim who finds himself among the unbelievers."

"You shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that military bases are the only high-value targets in America and the West. On the contrary, there are countless other strategic places, institutions and installations which, by striking, the Muslim can do major damage."
Attorney General Janet "Reno" Napolitano responded, "We are far too busy dealing with right-wing extremists such as Tea Party attendees, NRA members, and white Anglo-Saxon Protestant military veterans to worry about such silly things as some highly unlikely and improbable terrorist act by our poor misunderstood brothers in the Religion of Peace. Besides, if you feel otherwise you are a Racist, Bigot, and Nazi!"

Lastly, the Great Satan is standing back from the Iraqi popular elections to ensure fairness.
"In a briefing at the White House last week, senior advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity hammered home two messages: "We can't and we will not tell them how to conduct their affairs," an official said of the Iraqis. "That's up to them."..."We can't and we will not tell them how to conduct their affairs."
An Obama spokesperson did add this caveat: "Except, of course, if the guy we're backing doesn't win. Then, just like we did in Afghanistan, we'll browbeat him into conceding the election was unfair and that we need another run-off election in which, golly gee, by strange coincidence, our guy wins."

Monday, March 01, 2010

Support J.D. Hayworth, the UN-McCain

Even if you don't live in Arizona, you have a stake in this election as the winner will be voting on laws that effect us all. AZ Senator John McCain has been no friend to U.S. gun owners and patriots. J.D. Hayworth, the candidate running against McCain for the GOP nomination, would fight for the cause of freedom. A few examples:
  • Hayworth: "A" rated and endorsed by Gun Owners of America, "A" rated by NRA; McCain: Appeared in commercials for gun ban group, authored anti-gun show legislation, opposed arming pilots after 9-11 (wanted to give them stun guns instead)
  • Hayworth: Helped write tax cuts of 2001 & 2003; McCain: Opposed tax cuts
  • Hayworth: Opposed TARP; McCain: Supported TARP, wanted to dump $300 billion more into it
  • Hayworth: Opposed auto bailouts for big unions; McCain: Supported them.
  • Hayworth: Opposes the cap & tax legislation that would hobble U.S. economy; McCain: Co-wrote cap & tax legislation
  • Hayworth: Opposes amnesty for illegal aliens that would make the rule of law a joke; McCain: Co-wrote the McCain-Kennedy Amnesty bill that the Heritage Foundation estimated would cost taxpayers $2.6 Trillion
For more information check out J.D.'s website.
Rest assured that "Mr. Campaign Finance Reform" John McCain will be raking in millions of dollars from powerful special interests and the establishment apparatus. If Hayworth is to have a chance against this entrenched Washington insider, it's up to "we the people." Please DONATE to his campaign, even if it's only a few dollars.
It's time for McCain to go.