More Evil

My apologies for not posting – life has been busy, and this weekend is no exception. This post will be short – maybe…

We’ve have had not one, but two mass-murders this weekend – one in Texas, the other in Ohio. Details are still coming in, but I can almost predict the following:

  • The Democrat Candidates, aka The Clown Posse, will all call for more gun control because “we must do something” even though their “something” will only impose restrictions on the law-abiding gun owner & not anyone bent on evil.
  • The murders will have occurred in so-called “gun-free zones,” which obviously do not work as the murderers had guns. They should be renamed “defenseless zones.”
  • The murderers have thoughts of grandeur – wanting their names in the news even though they may not be around to see it…their gory way of becoming famous. They could also be mentally unstable.
  • There are early rumblings in the media of tying these shootings to the hate-filled rhetoric of the President. (How the President is somehow responsible for this is beyond me.)

I have given a bit of thought as to why it seems that we are seeing an increase in these types of events, and while these thoughts have been put forth by others, seem to be true.

As mentioned above, many of the murderers have mental health issues, some diagnosed, others not. Our society, with its focus on instant gratification through social media, certainly doesn’t help. Twitter is a garbage dump – foul language and hateful comments by people famous and those not even on the radar all clamor for that recognition that these people crave that they otherwise do not receive in real life. Technology has exasperated the problem, not resolved it.

Our media takes the mantra “if it bleeds, it leads” to a new low. The rush of the media in their desire to be first in the 24-hour news cycle reports everything possible, presenting misinformation as fact just to be first. And they gleefully report the murderers name non-stop with their backgrounds, beliefs, manifestos, and body count with the fervor of fans at a concert. No wonder people who are unstable consider mass-murder as a route to infamous immortality.

And all the while, the casualty count of one of these mass-murders is a bad weekend on Chicago’s South side. But let’s not go there because of politics and agendas…as in the politicians ignoring the murder rates in Democrat controlled cities, and a complicit media lying by omission the real problems surrounding gun-related murders.

Rather than dealing with criminal behavior and the mental health aspect of the problem, the politicians want to demonize a piece of metal and plastic. This provides the politicians in these areas deniability while promising to “do something about this epidemic” during multiple campaign seasons. Somehow, it never gets done other than trying to restrict the legal ownership of weapons. Nothing is done about crime or mental health, no matter what the politicians promise.

Politicians also have no problems, especially with firearms, with passing laws to restrict anything that can be used by a private citizen to defend themselves. After all that’s the job of the police – if they get to the scene of the crime, if at all… Politicians want the power over the people, which has been the function of governments throughout history.

As far as the media is concerned, why would they want to help solve a source of news? After all, mass-murders provide coverage for days if not weeks of misinformation to the masses as well as the all important ratings points…

Yes, I’m a cynical bastard, and I can go down this road a long way… To whit…

I guarantee if the weapon(s) used in these murders was the problem, there would be 100,000+ murders a day as there are over 100,000,000 million weapons in the hands of private American citizens. There wouldn’t be anyone left in the country in a few weeks.

To restate an earlier comment, I have no idea how the President of the United States could be responsible for instigating mass-murder. The most hate-filled rhetoric has been coming from various members of the Democrat Party, and has been ever since President Trump was elected. If anything, the Democrats should be looking in a mirror to look for the source of the problem. But then again, they need to see a reflection first…

Most of the mass-murders have been leaning toward or are Democrats or Democratic-Socialists if they had any political leanings. (look at the Bernie-supporting gunman that shot up a Republican baseball team, for example) That should tell you how unhinged that party is becoming, and how unstable some of their followers are. Thus far, I haven’t heard of any Conservative or Conservative-leaning mass-murderers.

The reason the Democrat politicians want to ban AR15s is because the full-auto variant (the M16 and M4) is over 50 years old, and hundred’s of thousands of veterans know how to use this firearms platform. Should the Democrats ever succeed in achieving absolute power, many of the patriotic veterans, who swore to uphold the Constitution, could take up arms with a firearm that they are intimately familiar with. This presents a clear threat to that desire for power.

Last, with the politicians stating that it’s the police’s job to protect citizens is an absolute lie. Police are under no legal obligation to protect a private citizen, and that has been upheld in the courts. In other words, the police arrive after the crime with the intention of gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and outlining the body before carting it away to the morgue. The only first responder at the scene of the crime is going to be the (potential) victim, and if they live or no depends on how they can defend themselves. The politician does not care about you except for your vote, and only if it’s for them.

That’s all for now. We’ll see what the aftermath is from this goes.

Will Someone Turn Off the Broken Record?

I know that I haven’t posted for a while.  Besides life and work going on at the usual frantic pace, there really isn’t much new to post about.  Sure, there are developments on the current stories and topics, but essentially there really isn’t much new under the sun.  The following, however, did catch my attention during the ad hoc sabbatical:

The investigation into the Russian hacking/interfering of the US elections is turning out to be a three ring circus with the WAH! Party* playing the part of the clowns.  While there has been a revelation that Russia did attempt to access voter records, it was unsuccessful.  While the WAH! Party* and their sycophants in the Media point to this as being “evidence” that there was collusion between the Russians and the Trump Campaign, no hard evidence has been presented to show that this is the case.

But the question begs to be asked – If there was collusion, why would the Russians throw their resources behind the Republicans and not the WAH! Party*?  Other than the generic “business dealings” explanation, nothing else sticks.  Indeed, if there were charges of collusion, it should be against the WAH! Party*, and here’s a couple of reasons why:

  • During the 2012 campaign, then President Obummer was caught on an open microphone talking to the Russian President and stated ““This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.”  This was in reference to the US-led missile defense of Europe through NATO.  Almost sounds like the President was willing to throw our allies under the bus in favor of the Russian Bear…
  • It is well known that while Felonia von Pantsuit was the the Secretary of State, she negotiated a contract with Russia for access to uranium mines and material located in the US, possibly in return for “contributions” to her personal slush-fund known as the Clinton Foundation.  Sounds very favorable to the Russians and potentially damaging to the WAH! Party* candidate (subject to blackmail or at least conflict of interest charges).

Currently, there is a witch-hunt going on that will supposedly “find” evidence of collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russians.  Personally, I believe that the WAH! Party* made this up to explain why their candidate lost to a non-political candidate.

Last, considering that then President Obummer sent US taxpayer dollars to influence Israel’s election is absolutely hypocritical.

Moving on…

The disaster known as ObamaCare is failing in more states as insurance companies pull out of more exchanges, leaving some people without insurance options.  Obamacare was designed to fail, and the WAH! Party* was playing the long game, fully expecting the voters to continue electing their candidates in order to pass single-payer government funded health insurance legislation to “save” the people.  This POS legislation needs to be repealed, not replaced, by the Republicans.

Next…

Terrorist attacks continue in Europe with the incompetent Progressive politicians stating that terrorism is now a way of life, and wants the population at large to be disarmed so that the government can protect them better with unarmed police.  Doesn’t work in France or England as the terrorists still find a way to find arms, make bombs, and run over people with vehicles in a largely gun-free zone/country.

Twits….

Another anniversary of D-Day has passed.  A lot has changed from the character of the young men who rushed into danger and death.  Now the young people rush from bad words, hate speech, and hurtful ideas to safe zones with puppies and play dough because they need protection from all things that create micro-aggressions in some of the most expensive colleges that are educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Pathetic and sad, and doesn’t bode well for the future of the country…

Climate Warming/Cooling/Change is being revealed as being more scam than science.  If it was really true, then the computer models would all agree without having to fudge or cherry-pick the data, and would also explain why the Earth has warmed and cooled in the past without man’s interference.  All one has to do is follow the money between the proponents of Climate Warming/Cooling/Change and the politicians & scientists that derive power & funding to know that their isn’t a bit of reality to any of it.  I applaud President Trump calling out these hypocrites, withdrawing from the non-binding Paris Accord that penalizes the US & almost no one else, and allowing the eco-wienies to collectively throw hissy-fits.

Yes, I will admit to a bit of schadenfreude watching them…

While there is more that can be commented on, this is what is at the top of my list at the moment.  Until next time.


* The WAH! Party stands for Whiners And Hypocrites, of which the Democratic Party has become.

Random Rants and Comments

Every now and then, there comes a point in time where there is just too much to comment on in detail, and too little time in which to do it.  With that in mind…


My wife had the TV on yesterday and had the DNC convention on.  With my head under a sink fixing a leak, I believe I heard first that Acting Chairperson Donna “Gave the Questions to Felonia Von Pantsuit” Brazil call for a motion to suspend the rules to allow a verbal vote.  Then after Tom Perez was elected, he called for a suspension of the normal rules to all for his rival Keith Ellison to be nominated for the new position of Deputy Chair.

Is it just me, but are the Democrat Party elites continuing to bend the rules to suit their own needs?  Let’s ask Bernie how he got screwed over, or the independent Democrats that were ignored by the corporate-driven DNC.


Just in case we have forgotten how tolerant and inclusive the past Democratic Party was:

Dems

If the acceptance speech of the newly elected DNC chair is any indication of what is in store for the American people, then sit down and hang tight because there will be more demonstrations, protests, and obstruction coming.


If the Black Lives Matters crowd is so wrapped up in keeping black people alive, then why aren’t they protesting Planned Parenthood?  Planned Parenthood probably kills more black babies in one year than the police and gangbangers could in ten to fifteen years (need to work out the math on this one, but you get the idea).


I understand that the Academy Awards are tonight, which are the latest in a long line of award shows for the entertainment industry’s actors, producers, directors, and who knows what else.  A partial list includes:

  • The Golden Globe Awards
  • The S.A.G. Awards
  • The Emmy Awards
  • The People’s Choice Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (a.k.a. the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards)
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • Kid’s Choice Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards (because Teens and Kids don’t count apparently)
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • American Film Institute Awards
  • BAFTA Film Awards (British, so it doesn’t really count either)
  • Various Critics’ Association Film Awards (19 separate U.S. cities or states listed)
  • Film Festival Awards (five in the U.S. counting Sundance, plus don’t forget Cannes)

And instead of various spoiled, drunk or drugged up actors thanking their fans and the people that really elevated their sorry egos to undeserved heights, these people decide to spend their time making inflammatory political statements, preach what people should do to combat global warming while they use private jets to visit their many mansions around the world, or lament that refugees need spaces to live (but not next to their mansions).

I’ll pass on watching these shows – I have better things to do – like watching paint dry…

Who Cares


Mayors and Governors that claim that their towns and states are sanctuaries for illegal immigrants are violating their oaths to follow the laws of the United States, and their promises to serve the people that elected them.  How does spending tax dollars to support an illegal activity serve the public good?


The media got all up in arms when some of the reporters were not invited to a press conference.  Then someone said this:

Media Brainwashing

Yep – Goebbels would be proud…


There are those that still want open borders and admit all refugees from countries and areas of conflict without any investigation on that person.  With the problems that Europe is having with just this policy, and terrorist organizations stating that they would imbed their “soldiers” in the refugee stream, this graphic from Mike Ramirez says it all:

refugee roulette


Why is it from year to year, especially around election time, that we hear that Social Security is going bankrupt, but never Welfare?


The same goes for election fraud – we only hear the concerns about ineligible or dead people voting around election time.  The time to clean up the voter roles is between elections, not during.

Also, the statement that people cannot get ID’s for elections is 100% BS.  People need valid IDs for opening bank accounts, obtaining a driver’s license (in most states), and collecting Welfare.

Finally, note that India has a population of over 1.25 BILLION people in 2013.  Every single eligible voter has an ID that must be presented when voting, and that absentee voting is not allowed.  Furthermore, I understand that when a person has completed voting, they must put their thumbprint on the voting form with indelible purple ink that cannot be washed off.  This is all done to insure that there is no voter fraud or ballot stuffing.

If a third-world country like India can insure the integrity of their elections, then why can’t a country like the United States use a similar scheme?


Every time that someone makes a statement that offends a Liberal, they start screaming about hate speech.  However, if a Liberal makes a statement that offends someone and they’re called on it, they scream about their rights to free speech.  A tad hypocritical, don’t you think?

Tolerant Liberal

shocked liberals


This past election, the Democrats lost the Electoral College, but won the popular vote.  They’re still throwing hissy fits about it, and quite frankly, are beginning to resemble an extended version of a two-year olds temper tantrum.  May we kindly remind them of the following:

republic vs democracy

This is the genius of the Founder’s vision for this country.  If the tables were turned, they wouldn’t be screaming at all.


NOTICE:  All anti-gun or gun control enthusiasts –

The right of the American People to own arms is just as much a civil right as the right to free speech that you are so fond of using to insult and belittle others.  Kindly remember that the writer Robert Heinlein stated:

“An armed society is a polite society.”

I fully intend on being polite and respectful until the situation demands that I not.


Finally, something just for fun –

Reloaders at the

Takeaways

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our condolences to the Victims of the Orlando shooting.

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Over the past week, I have been reading and watching the circus being created over the tragedy over the shooting in Orlando.  Quite frankly, it’s sickening to see what the politicians and media are doing to spin this mass murder / terrorist attack into something totally different from what the reality actually is.  Let’s take a look as some of them.

Gun Free Zones disarm law-abiding people, turning that area into a killing zone for terrorists and mass-murderers.  The only person that has a weapon is the criminal, and they will use it because they have little or no fear of being stopped.  I do not know of any documented case of where a mass-murder or other violent crime has been prevented because of a gun-free zone.  However, all the recent mass-shootings have taken place in gun-free zones.  It is my personal opinion that gun-free zones and laws infringe upon a person’s right to defend themselves with a weapon.  I also believe that any and all lawmakers that passed or proposed such laws are complicit in the crimes and murders that happen in these areas, and should be criminally charged as accomplices.

Radical Islam are words that our President refuses to utter, stating in a petulant, chiding speech last Tuesday that labeling the enemy will not defeat them.  I beg to differ, Mr. President.  If one cannot name the enemy, then the enemy cannot be identified, and thus cannot be defeated.  However, once the enemy is specifically identified, the enemy can then be defeated.  Instead, you have directed the government agencies under your control to remove these words and use instead “extremist organizations.”  Very wimpy, politically correct language that serves not to offend, but certainly looses much of its effectiveness as we have seen more terror attacks on our soil attributed to individuals identified as being radicalized Muslims on your watch than that of your predecessor.

Radical Islam (and quite frankly, all of Islam’s holy books and teachings) state that homosexuals must be punished, up to and including execution by various, horrific means.  This fact is being ignored by the media and the Progressive Liberals who seem to go out of their way to defend Islam.

The motivations of the Orlando shooter are being diverted from his being radicalized to that of the gun or guns that he used for his murderous rampage.  I’ve stated in previous posts that the Progressive Liberals were using the LGBT lobby to gain political power, and once achieved, would toss the LGBT lobby aside in favor of their new pet “protected minority.”  The LGBT lobby has been used and discarded right before our eyes.

The diversion from Radical Islam to Firearm Control was about as predictable as the sun rising in the East.  The politicians of the anti-gun lobby (heretofore now identified as the Anti-Rights Lobby) are trotting out the same proposals that would not have prevented this tragedy nor any other terrorist attack (and yes, I believe this was more a terror attack than anything else).  Some of the proposals include:

  • Using the No-Fly List or Terrorist Watch List as a means to depriving a person on the list from acquiring a firearm.  Secret government lists that are created without due-process of the person being able to confront their accuser is patently a violation of a person’s rights as defined in the Bill of Rights, and is fraught with the potential of governmental abuse.  The Orlando shooter was not on either of these lists.  It also does absolutely nothing if the person already has a weapon or from acquiring one from another means.
  • Extended Background Checks are always a favorite of the Anti-Rights Lobby.  The Orlando Shooter passed multiple background checks for his work as a security guard, and was also contracted to the Department of Homeland Security!!  Again, extended background checks mean nothing to a criminal if they want a firearm – they will steal or buy one on the black market.
  • Reduced magazine capacity is another favorite of the Anti-Rights Lobby.  The idea is that the gunman can be rushed during a magazine change.  This is about as ludicrous as it sounds.  Most people will be running away from a gunman, not toward the gunman because of the flight response people have had drilled into them from day one.  Very few people have had the training or mindset to try and tackle a fully armed person, and fewer will win.  A better alternative is for a person with a concealed weapon to take the gunman out and minimize the body count.
  • Abolish Automatic Weapons.  Automatic weapons are already registered & regulated, and are classified as a restricted item.  A person must undergo a strict background check and be licensed to own one of these weapons.  No legally registered automatic weapon has been used in a crime for many decades.  Note that the Orlando Shooter did not have an automatic weapon.
  • Abolish Assault Weapons (like the AR15).  An assault weapon is defined as a firearm capable of automatic fire (holding the trigger down and the weapon keeps firing until out of ammunition.  The AR15 and it’s variants (like the Sig Sauer the Orlando Shooter used) are NOT assault weapons as they are semi-automatic (holding the trigger down will only result in the weapon firing once).  This is a far cry from being a “weapon of war” as the media and Anti-Rights politicians would have you believe.  The amount of willful ignorance on the part of the media and some politicians is mind-boggling. 
  • Abolish the Second Amendment.  This would require disarming over 100 million people in the United States alone, and that’s just the law-abiding people.  Criminals will retain their weapons and prey upon the population, and an unscrupulous government would feel free to enslave the population.  In countries that have banned weapons, criminals and terrorists have had absolutely no problems in obtaining weapons (some fully automatic as in the recent Paris attacks).  Personally, we should be encouraging gun ownership and training to mitigate incidents like Orlando. 
  • We need more laws to make shootings like this impossible to occur.  This is about as stupid a concept as possible.  We have more than enough laws to define what is lawful and what isn’t.  Obviously, mass murder is illegal.  Straw purchases of firearms are illegal.  Gun trafficking is illegal.  Making another law that restricts the rights of a person to own a weapon will not deter someone from committing a crime like Orlando.  I don’t think that any other right as defined in the Bill of Rights is as regulated as the Second Amendment.

To the Anti-Rights Lobby – Many of you have bodyguards with guns.  Do not ask me to give up my right to self defense without first giving up yours or your protection – my life is as precious to me as yours is to you.

Be well, my friends.