Sunday, March 31, 2013

America's Evolving Military

Just Who Is the Enemy?

Obama's corps of semi-militarized/civilian brown shirts is armed, equipped, and (somewhat) trained.  But to whom are they accountable and just who is it that they are preparing to target and combat?

Ask yourself those questions as you read this report.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wisdom From Antiquity Still Valid

From Thucydides, Greek historian and Athenian general:

He is best who is trained
in the severest school.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pertinent Question the Media Won't Answer

Who -- other than the allegedly depraved punk who deliberately shot and killed an infant in a baby stroller -- is De'Marquis Elkins? 

An earlier news report on the shocking tragedy can be viewed by clicking here.  But neither that report nor those that will follow it will identify the ethnic or racial background of De'Marquis, who is 17, or the 14-year-old who was arrested with him.

Any guesses ? ? ? ?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Accurate Observation by Comic

The U.S. Senate is now fighting to keep open the Senate barber shop. It loses $350,000 a year. Do you know what that makes it? The most successful government program ever. It’s losing only $350,000 a year.
. . . Jay Leno

P.S.  The shop loses money because the senators use their power to keep the prices artificially low, thus compelling taxpayers to subsidize the trimming of their (mostly nonexistent or very sparse)  locks.

Terrible Secret

Yesterday, without warning, local police in New Jersey, escorted by officials from the State's "Department of Children and Families," literally raided the house of  a hapless resident, demanding to see his privately-owned guns, which were  locked in a gunsafe.  In typical bully fashion, they also demanded to  search his entire house and threatened to take his children.

The resident had previously posted a photo of his eleven-year-old son, innocently holding a 22 rimfire rifle, on a Facebook page.  Someone  apparently saw it and decided they needed to call police.

The resident was sharp!  With his lawyer on the other end of his cell-phone, he declined to answer questions and politely asked the officers if  they has a warrant.  They didn't!  The resident then politely insisted  that they leave his house immediately.  They angrily retorted that they  would go get a warrant.  The feisty resident told them not to return  without one!

The resident was never arrested, never charged with anything, never recontacted in any way, his gunsafe was never opened, and, despite cocksure threats, police never returned.

The case, like most such embarrassing incidents, in currently "under investigation."

I'm sure!

Here are important lessons:

We are no longer a "nation of laws."  We are a "nation of  agendas!" Politicians now casually abuse their power by shamelessly using  police to terrorize detractors and others who don't support them  politically.  The "law,"particularly the Constitution, is thus virtually  irrelevant in some jurisdictions!

Modern politicians don't believe there is, nor should there be, any limit on their arbitrary power to impose personal agendas on a hapless population, a  population made of miserable, powerless citizens, who have no rights, and who  need to think of themselves as existing only to serve the "Party Elite."

For those few of us remaining who don't drink that Koolaid, here is some sage advice:

1) Owning guns, in any jurisdiction, now needs to be looked upon as having a terrible, personal secret.  Gunowners are thus well advised not to talk about, nor photograph, guns they may own, particularly on Facebook and other social media.  Knowledge of your guns must be strictly on a "need-to-know" basis.  All family members need to adhere.  Remember this adage:

Security discussed is security compromised!

2) Guns that don't need to be in a high state of readiness need to be continuously locked in gunsafe(s).  Gunsafe(s) need to be hidden, never in plain sight.  Contents of your gunsafe(s) should never be discussed.   Lists need to be kept locked under a password.  Don't show anyone the  contents of your safe, and don't open it in front of anyone unless they have a  valid search warrant, and your lawyer is personally present.

3) When asked by officials about guns you may own or have access to, decline to answer and demand that your lawyer be personally present before any additional questions are asked.

4) When officials come to your home, for any reason, do not invite them in.  When they have a search warrant, they won't ask! Conversation, brief  as it may be, can take place at the door.  When threatened, don't hesitate  to demand to talk with their supervisor and that he personally come to the scene.  When they indicate that you are a suspect in a crime, immediately  stop all conversation and demand that your lawyer be personally present before any further questions are asked.

Don't go anywhere with police unless you're under arrest!  When they ask you to come with them, ask them if you are under arrest.  When they indicate you are not, decline to go.  When in a public place, ask police if  you're "free to go."  When they indicate you are, stop all conversation, disengage and separate immediately.

5) Most people don't need a lawyer on continuous retainer, but do get to know a lawyer in your community whom you can call upon when something like the  foregoing happens to you.

6) Know how to politely, but firmly, invoke your rights.  Never allow yourself to be bullied, deceived, nor intimidated.  Your rights are there to protect you.  Never casually give them up!

I'm not advocating non-cooperation, just "smart" cooperation!  Vicious anti-gun agendas are at present, secretly and openly, being enforced in many jurisdictions.

Politicians currently in power, in New Jersey, Colorado, New York, and many other places, 
arrogantly believe that the only problem with this country is that citizens have too much personal freedom.  Less freedom is thus their constant goal. So, they want to take our personal treasure, take our guns, take our religious rights, and take our personal dignity.  The only kind of citizens they want  are poor, miserable, fearful, mindlessly obedient, and wretched.  Those are  the ones they can control!

Never doubt it!

. . . Contributed by John S. Farnam of 
Defense Training International.  
Mr. Farnam is an eminent instructor
in the defensive use of firearms and a
leading expert in personal safety and

News reports on the incident that prompted the above contribution can be  accessed and viewed by clicking here and/or here.

Wages of Intellectual Sloth

Contributed by a friend (whose paraphrased comments appear below):

. . . George Reisman  
professor of economics
Pepperdine University
Contributing friend’s paraphrased comments:

Freedom is always lost when a populace starts lying to itself . . . . This could be said about many things in this society, especially the most import things, like freedom and morality.  It is called “intellectual sloth.”

Inconvenient Facts Intrude

The following quotes come from an FBI study of cop-killers and
attempted cop killers:

Predominately handguns were used in the assaults on officers and all but one were obtained illegally, usually in street transactions or in thefts. In contrast to media myth, none of the firearms in the study was obtained from gun shows.

Researcher Davis, in a presentation and discussion for the
International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, noted that none of the
attackers interviewed was "hindered by any law -- federal, state or local--that has ever been established to prevent gun ownership. They just laughed at gun laws.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Explaining the Inexplicable

An FBI publication, "Violent Encounters, A Study of Felonious Assaults on Our Nation's Law Enforcement Officers" curiously includes the following paragraph:

To protect all Americans, the federal government has passed many laws to restrict and limit firearms purchases. The offenders in this research, however,  stated that none of these laws, nor statutes, deterred them.

Imagine that!

When the FBI publishes something, I think it is fair to say it is no secret!

When aforementioned laws represent no deterrent, as they apparently don't, one has to ask why liberal Democrats, ostensibly "to protect all Americans," relentlessly push for additional restrictions on legitimate ownership and use of  guns by law-abiding Americans, when they know full-well such
restrictions will  not deter violent criminals.

Can we just say this?

They don't want violent criminals deterred!  Liberals have a cozy, mutually-beneficial relationship with violent criminals.

The more crime you have, the more government you need.   

Violent criminals keep the public terrorized, and terrorized citizens are easy  to deceive and manipulate.  That dark principle has never been lost on totalitarian wanna-bes, who live to lord it over people and care about nothing  else.
Contributed by John S. Farnam of 
Defense Training International.  
Mr. Farnam is an eminent instructor
in the defensive use of firearms and a
leading expert in personal safety and

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Second Amendment Story: How It Was Brought to Life

The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right. In the United States it is protected from governmental infringement by the Second Amendment.

That guarantee, however, long was largely a dead letter and it would have continued to be ignored but for the efforts of a small dedicated group of lawyers like liberal civil rights attorney Don Kates, who has devoted more than three decades of his life to making the guarantee a real one.

How the senior Mr. Kates, his younger fellow attorney Stephen P. Holbrook, and and a few other lawyers sustained by the National Rifle Association changed the legal culture to activate the amendment and make it the force that the nation's founders intended it to be is outlined in this Washington Post account.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

From the Late Night Comics

A company is developing drones that can be used to pick up and deliver items for customers. So if you see a drone, someone in the neighborhood either joined al-Qaida or Netflix.
. . . Conan

Today was the first day that cardinals started voting for the new Pope. Everyone has already voted except the cardinal from Florida, who's still trying to figure out how the ballots work.
. . . Jimmy Fallon

Monday, March 11, 2013

Truth Now Is Racist

Judging from the responses to the second post preceding this one, it now is racist to tell the truth about what happens to a city and the quality of its leadership when blacks become the dominant political force.

Why Liberty and Freedom Lose

Freedom loving individuals are just that -- individuals.  They have lives. They pursue their individual goals.  For the most part they loath organizations and resist being herded into any kind of collective.  That makes defending liberty and freedom problematic and difficult.

Statists on the other hand have only their ideology. They escape personal emptiness only by organizing to further collectivism.  With no other purpose in their lives they constantly are plotting and working full time to force everyone into the universal collective that is their  goal.

How Progressives Undermined Our Culture and Designed the Downward Spiral in Detroit (and Elsewhere)

The sordid story is told in book that is reviewed here.

. . . and now the story is being repeated in another major city that, like Detroit, has become a corrupt black-dominated Demorat-run plantation, as is detailed in this report.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Who Is It That's Hallucinating?

Anyone who believes that the U.S. government might target, attack, and kill any of the nation’s citizens on American soil must, according to ersatz Republican Senator John McCain, be fantasizing or suffering from paranoiac hallucinations.

That was the gist of the semi comatose antique Arizona senator’s response to eloquent questions raised last week by his far more vigorous and alert colleague, Senator Rand Paul.  Senator Paul insisted on being advised whether the current administration was claiming that it was free under the Constitution to do just that.

Perhaps Senator McCain is close enough to the after life to have been advised on the matter by the members of the Weaver family who the rest of us thought had been gunned down by federal agents at the family’s Ruby Ridge, Idaho, home, and/or the 80 men, women, and children who we believed had been gassed and incinerated by an American paramilitary force at their Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.

If McCain wants to maintain that those atrocities were not the result of official government policy he should tell us who was held responsible for them and how the responsible individuals were punished.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Rand Paul: A Refreshing Voice of Reason

23 Adult Truths

1. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #
I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Ladies.....Quit Laughing.