Friday, October 31, 2014

Gaming the Gaming Game

More insight on gaming from Matt Treasonous Bailey. I love the way he puts things.

Gamers tend to communicate in the same way that adolescent males engaged in competition have always communicated — through the worst insults they can think up. Because the majority, though by no means all, of these adolescents are *White* males, the political Left finds another pretext for getting their panties in a bunch. Now Sally COULD do something rational like saying "Those boys are so rude and crude! I think I'll go play with Jane and leave them to their silly game," but the overwhelming theme of the political Left is the right and duty to inflict your every little preference on anything and everyone. Note that while a White male using the word "Faggot!" or the like in a game is a crime against humanity, the kind of things you will hear said by ghetto Negros playing basketball, or "rapping" about rape and murder is a sacred cultural treasure and must not be questioned.
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Quibcag: The illustration is from Sket Dance, スケット・ダンス. It just seems sort of 'left.'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Black Resentment, and Other BS

You shouldn't need Steve Sailer to tell you what the fuss is all about. The drive to keep Ferguson alive — the liberal anti-White narrative about Ferguson, that is — is all about getting the Black vote out to elect more scumbag Democrats. Oh, and the useful-idiot White liberal vote, too. The fact that Michael Brown was a murderous thug who attacked a cop is beside the point. The narrative demands that he be innocent, so Obama and his lickspittle attack dog, Eric Holder, declare that he is, and promise to keep the rioting going until somebody is forced to sacrifice the cop. Or at least until the election is over, and then they can develop some new Ferguson-type events for future use.

Blacks are, of course, mostly just pawns in all this, doing what comes naturally, but how do you explain the White liberals? These are the bozos who were eager to elect Obama to bring us all together and be all post-racial. Do they not notice, or care, that the precise opposite is happening? Obama kept the pressure on, encouraging demonstration and rioting until the authorities in Florida were intimidated into putting Zimmerman on trial. Now Holder is hanging around Ferguson, demanding a new autopsy every few days, cheering the rioters on, determined to bring down the city government and police force and replace them with Black Panthers or Tonton Macoute. Steve Sailer puts it all this way:

It's Just Like Willie Horton Except Completely Different
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Quibcag: Again, not a true quibcag. Happy homogenous Japan has little "diversity," hence hardly any angry, resentful Blacks, so the anime artists never draw them. So I had to use a picture of our own little angry Black man.

Rantamos, Muchachos! — Con Neale Osborn!

As hard as it may be to believe, Neale starts with Mama Liberty this week. Then to ebola, and I don't think Neale has to agree entirely with Tom Kratman, but he could do worse. Tom's site is HERE. Then we move on to the story of a self-destructive idiot woman in Minnesota. Neale says she has a right to protest. I'm not sure she has a right to be in this country at all. She seems more like the North Korea type.

Then some stories about self-defense with guns. Most notably, the recent dust-up in Canada, where an old White guy saved the day. Now, it's not always an old White guy who saves the day. Sometimes it's a middle-aged White guy or even a young White guy. But liberals hate stuff like that in any case. Neale tells me one thing I didn't know, though. Canadian law said that the old White guy wasn't allowed to be armed, so he had to run to his office to get the gun before he could gun down the perp. Some cooling-off period. Sargent Preston would be chagrined.  Then another old White guy, probably even older, saves... well, you read it.

More crooked Democrat vote fraud in Chicago, Bathhouse Barry's home town — or one of them. I agree with Neale that electronic voting is an invitation to fraud. That's also true of early voting, mail-in voting, and any kind of voting except the old-fashioned, show up at the polls and mark a ballot voting. Then some more Secret Service stuff.

Finally, Neale's wrong about gay marriage. It's harmful to real marriage because it helps trivialize it even more than it already has been trivialized. And it's an offense to logic. I'm not being narrow-minded. All kinds of marriages are possible, from mass polygamy to the normal Western kinds. But every damn one involves at least one male and one female. Marriage is, you see, about creating and raising children. And you can't do that without at least one participant of each sex. And don't tell me they can adopt. Anybody can adopt. Marriage has nothing to do with adoption. RAH did not include gay "marriage" in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, because it doesn't make any logical sense. Then, or now. Gay "marriage" is just a trendy fad of our time, like swallowing goldfish or bear-baiting. Future generations will think we were nuts to take it seriously. That's my mini-rant. But of course Neale is dead right that homosexuals who want to pretend to get married have no right to force anybody to help with it. And then a really nice big long quote. And this week's illustration is a rather surreal one, starry Revy of Black Lagoon (ブラック・ラグーン Burakku Ragūn) Now to Neale:


Neale's Gun Rant for 10-26-2014
by Neale Osborn
nealebooks@hotmail.com


Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

We always start these off with the wise words of mama Liberty. And we are doing so again. [Link]
Did you ever walk down a street and have the strong sensation that someone was watching you? Ever enter a room and just KNOW someone else was there (or recently had been), even if you could not see or hear them? Have you locked the door, walked to your car, and then decided to go back into the house because you knew you forgot something, even if you didn't know what it was until later? Ever meet someone who just struck you wrong, whom you instinctively distrusted without any overt signs of hostility or malevolence from that person?
What did you do then? Did you pay attention and take evasive or defensive action? Or did you discount your own unease and continue into the situation without further thought or caution? Nine times out of ten you might be lucky enough to avoid trouble anyway, but the consequences could be serious, or even fatal. Once is too many, especially since your own body and mind work constantly to evaluate your surroundings, read the emotions and actions of people and animals, and give you early warning of danger. If you let it...
That's how humans have managed to survive from the beginning. Your natural instincts are seriously important, and you can do a lot to improve and make good use of them. That's the good news.
Do I REALLY need to tell you what to do next? Didn't think so.......

In NYC, we have yet another Ebola case—another doctor who followed ALL the protocols and still got infected. Sometimes, I think it might be better if I agreed with Tom Kratman. But, as he knows, I don't. Mostly.

This one contains a wee bit'o mixed feelings. Of course the idiot has the right to protest against anything she desires. It's called the First Amendment. Of course, HE has the right to carry where and when he wants! [Link]
One can have legitimate disagreements about the Second Amendment, but what this Minnesota woman is doing is bound to make gun rights advocates more than just a little angry (via KAAL tv)[emphasis mine]:
A sign posted in a front yard brings an interesting debate. At the center of it, your constitutional rights. In the past few weeks there's been a number of stories involving guns on school property in Olmsted County. The issue Friday is a gun near school property and the way one woman is voicing her concern.Matthew Halleck brings his two girls to and from the outskirts of Harriet Bishop Elementary in Rochester every day. "I'm going to protect my children anyway I can," said Halleck.
For Matthew, that means carrying a concealed gun that he has a permit for, while adhering to all legal boundaries. "It's not crossing the street here, where the crosswalk is, it's making sure it's concealed so the kids can't see it," he said.
But Matthew is no longer the only one who knows he's carrying a gun. Recently a sign went up in a front yard across the street from the school. It has Matthew's picture on it and reads, "This man carries a loaded gun around your children every day."
"Since we don't have a way to stop him, we felt it was important to notify the neighborhood and the parents that there is an armed man in their presence," said Kimberly Edson, a Rochester resident who put the sign up. "The first couple days of school he had it very visible, we saw it and were quite concerned," she said.
Kimberly called the police the day the picture was taken, but they said Matthew has a legal right to carry off school property. Matthew also contacted authorities concerning the sign, and while they briefly took the sign down, it was eventually determined that Kimberly was also breaking no laws. "He has a 2nd Amendment right to carry the gun, I have my 1st Amendment right to say that I don't like it," said Edson.
That's all fine and dandy, but why on Earth does Edson think Halleck is a threat? The vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens; Halleck is just doing what any father would do for his children: protect them. Ms. Edson's antics have compromised that goal as he's lost tactical surprise.
On the other hand, would-be criminals might think twice about messing around in Halleck's neighborhood knowing that he is armed. One this is for sure: Mr. Halleck should consider open carry from now on thanks to Edson.
Be advised that in Minnesota, there are no concealed carry permits—only carry permits that permit both open AND concealed carry—so he was not guilty of "flashing" his piece—a crime in many idiotic states (like mine) that will punish a CCW holder for allowing the weapon to be seen. One thing is for sure—a thief walking through that neighborhood knows which house it's safe to rob—that idiot, Kimberly Edson.

We shall start off a series of "good guys with guns" stories (something most Democrats do not acknowledge as existing—in fact, they poo-poo their existence) with a Democrat politician with a gun. Of course, he's a STATE senator rather than a national senator, so he's allowed to be pro-gun. And he used his quite well. [Link]
When Marty Flynn and Ryan Bizarro were on their way back to the Pennsylvania State Capitol late on a Tuesday evening, they were brazenly attacked by four young teenagers.
The teens had just come off a set of robberies the day before and were feeling emboldened and confident as they strolled up to the two men and pulled guns on them.
What they weren't prepared for was what happened next...
Flynn, a former prison guard and expert level martial artist, wasted no time in drawing his concealed handgun and opening fire on the attackers. Flynn exchanged fire with his assailants, who then fled after encountering resistance.
The boys, ages 15 to 17, were apprehended just a short while later and will be tried as adults for their violent crime.
It's a shame these experienced criminals who happen to be young survived their encounter with Marty, but probably better for Marty's future with the Democrat Party. One would hope he'd switch to Libertarian, where this type of person belongs.

Self defense and defense of others moves on to Canada, where concealed carry is rare, but they DO allow some people, like veteran RCMP Sargent at Arms Kevin Vickers, serving at the Canadian Parliament, to keep a pistol IN HIS OFFICE, NOT ON HIS PERSON. So after a recent Muslim convert decided to kill himself some Canadian government officials, starting with a soldier, Vickers was able to go to the office, retrieve his weapon, and shoot the bastard. WHY the Sargent at Arms is not actually armed is not known to me! [Link]
The Washington Post (WaPo) published a story on October 23 expressing thanks to God that Canadian Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers saved an untold number of lives and further carnage in Canada's Parliament when he drew a gun and shot and killed Michael Zehif-Bibeau--the recent Islamic convert who had shot and killed a Canadian Forces reservist and was running through Parliament trying to reach the gallery of MPs.
On October 22, Breitbart News reported that Vickers, a good guy with a gun, ended the terror attack by ending Zehif-Bibeau's life. This point is not lost on The Washington Post, which on October 23 ran a story thanking God for Vickers and his gun.According to WaPo, "In numerous news reports, Vickers, 58, is already being held as a national hero who eyewitnesses say prevented a massacre that would have been nothing short of a national tragedy."
The article continued:
By all accounts, the white-haired grandfather, a decorated veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, kept cool amid the chaos as dozens of bullets flew in the corridors, went in his office, retrieved his weapon and with a firm hand and a steely eye shot a killer before he could kill again. Vickers, who is 6 feet 4 inches tall, then walked away, gun-in-hand, having "taken care of business," as one news outlet put it.
NOTE AGAIN—The Sargent at Arms (meaning the guard at the door) had to go to his office to get his gun. Yeah, his "steely eye and firm hand" won the day, but why the hell did this man have to go get his gun, rather than draw his weapon from his holster?

And finally, in the self defense annals, we just KNOW that the anti-Constitutional victim disarmers will find some way to blame this brave man for his actions. [Link] Is the Grampa white? Then it was racism. The "boys" look like innocent young choirboys (or will, when Mommy breaks out their grammar school photos) who couldn't have actually done what Grampa says—they were probably shot for showing up to take his granddaughter out on a date. And of course, we'll discover that he didn't pass a background check when he bought the gun (using that infamous non-existent gun show loophple), so he needs to be prosecuted for that, too.
LUMBERTON, NC—A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff's officials said. The grandfather was also shot—but he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff's office. Two of three men—all wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves—stormed into the house and demanded money, officials said. The grandfather and his wife ended up in the back of the house and were directed at gunpoint to open a safe. The three men were all armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said.
One tough old bastard—I wish him a speedy recovery. I wish his assailants peritonitis and a painful slow death. Yeah, I mean it.

Chicago's already pulling out all the stops in order to ensure a Democrat victory in November. [Link] [Link]
A Republican candidate in Chicago, Jim Moynihan, tried to vote for himself in early elections and was surprised to find that the voting machine registered a vote for his opponent, a Democrat:
While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate's party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.
Isn't that spacial (using David Spade's voice) that they finally allowed the man to vote for himself instead of his opponent. Now, before some asswipe whines that Republicans have been caught doing the same thing, from the same article we have this --
Of course, this issue has been widely reported on when it comes to Democrat votes being switched to Republican. The documentary Hacking Democracy showed how easily Diebold voting machines could be hacked. Of course, the film-makers pointed to a vast right-wing conspiracy to change votes and steal elections. But it has been less widely publicized when a voting machine turns left. When a voting machine votes Democrat, it's a computer glitch or a hardware error. If it turns Republican, it's the center of some Republican conspiracy.
How about this, though? It's likely that machines go both ways. It's very likely that both parties has people within them that are willing to do whatever it takes, even cheating the system, to get their own people elected. And if it is the case that a voting machine could easily be tampered with, perhaps we should just return to paper ballots and a bipartisan counting committee which has to agree on numbers before they are released. Otherwise, we'll never really know.
An important quote, often attributed to Joseph Stalin, applies here, "I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how." Indeed.
I agree. I hate voting electronically—I don't trust either side of the Boot-On-Your-Neck Party (the Democrat-Republican Party, (trading clones whose only differences are skin color (occasionally) and whether the graft goes to the military-industrial supply companies or to "green" companies like Solyndra) to respect my vote. I want a fucking paper ballot, not an electronic one. Democrats call it a "calibration error" rather than what they called hanging chads—"Republican voter fraud"—because THIS time it favors the Democrats. One wonders if ALL of the dead will vote Democrat in Chicago this year......

So I just finished watching an episode of "Counting Cars" from the DVR, and the TV goes to live. It's the local news—WENY CBS out of Elmira NY—talking about a SS raid on a man in town. No one knows why, except for vague comments about "He may have made threats against the President.", but here's what they DO say—First, they took "several guns" and "home-made weapons" from the home. within an hour of the raid, the local building inspector has condemned the home. And neighbors don't know why the SS was here, but they DID find one old drunk man to say he's glad they "tooked away dem weapons, cuz dey's kids in da neighborhood". (this is a rough translation—the dude had no teeth, and appeared to be at least 3 sheets to the wind). Considering last week's story of the SS trying to get cops to lie about having a warrant in order to gain access to a home in another state (where the cops told the SS to effectively fuck off) the Glorious NYSP sturmtroopers gleefully aided the federal sturmtroopers in the takedown. I wonder if there actually was a warrant this time...............

Let me be blunt—Religious objections to gay marriage, while perfectly legal, are ridiculous. Gay marriage CANNOT harm hetero marriage, it doesn't harm the family, and God, if he exists, made gays gay, so I doubt if it would bother him/her/it. That being said, NO ONE can be coerced to perform a marriage ceremony for a couple that person's religion considers sinful. Now, to the meat of the matter. [Link] Some of you will read the link and say "But it's a business, so they cannot discriminate!". WRONG. Despite the growing number of cases of government forcing (or punishing refusal) businesses for refusing service to gay couples, it is their RIGHT to refuse to engage in what they see as sin—even if the rest of us find that "sin" stupid.
A pair of Christian ministers in Idaho may face up to $1,000 in fines and six months in prison for refusing to perform same-sex weddings at their for-profit wedding chapel.
Although no charges have been filed yet, Donald and Evelyn Knapp have preemptively filed a lawsuit against the city of Coeur d'Alene, claiming, "For the past several months, the City has privately and publicly threatened to apply [the city's nondiscrimination] Ordinance to the Knapps if same-sex marriage became legal in Idaho and the Knapps declined to perform a same-sex wedding ceremony at The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel."
"Each day the Knapps decline to perform a requested same-sex wedding ceremony, they commit a separate and distinct misdemeanor, subject to the same penalties. Thus, if the Knapps decline a same-sex wedding ceremony for just one week, they risk going to jail for over 3 years and being fined $7,000."
Even though they are not currently facing charges, it only seems smart to pre-emptively file a suit to eliminate that possibility. What say you?

I'm not gonna end this one the same way, Pilgrim. Th' HELL I'm not! It's time for the Quotes of the Week. Today, it will all be about why I carry a gun, and it came through Viner Mark in Wyoming—

I don't carry a gun........ 
...to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place. 


I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in this world. 


I don't carry a gun because I am evil. I carry a gun because I've lived long enough to see the evil in the world. 


I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government. 


I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared. 


I don't carry a gun because my sex organs are too small. I carry a gun because I want to continue to use those sex organs for the purpose they were intended for a good long time to come. 


I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon. 


I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because a real man knows how to take care and protect their property, themselves and the ones they love. 


I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing armed thugs I am inadequate. 


I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me. 


I don't carry a gun to shoot to kill someone. I carry a gun and would shoot as necessary to stay alive. If the assailant dies as a result of a desire to harm me, it's no loss to society.


And that's a wrap, friends.

The Nanny State Strikes Again!



Guest post from Dru Forseti

You have all probably seen this now infamous picture of the so called "Teen Bonnie and Clyde" taken in the living room of "Clyde's" parent's home. The story behind this picture (and this is the short version) is that these two teens were preparing to attend a school dance and dad decided to take some pictures of the couple to remember the event. At some point, someone thought it would be cool to have them pose with toy guns that are only capable of firing plastic BB style ammunition.

The couple then attended their dance, returned home and after the weekend was over, returned to school on Monday. While at school, the two were ordered to the principal's office where they were subjected to interrogation by the police and had their persons and lockers searched. The search turned up nothing illegal and the interrogation revealed nothing. At no time were the children allowed to contact their parents nor was a child advocate present during the interrogation.

The police determined that the two represented no threat at all and the children were given a 10 day suspension and sent home. They may not return to school until the School Board hearing scheduled for after the detention is served.

Is this a case of the public school district asserting authority over what happens in the privacy of a person's home? Is it an overreaction on the part of the Principal? Is it a precaution necessary to ensure these two don't pose a threat to the students at the school in light of the rash of school shootings the country is currently experiencing?

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ANTI-#GamerGate IS WORSE THAN EBOLA

Me, I'm what you might call an "old-time gamer." That is, I was into computer games way back when, in the "Ultima" era. My good friend Dave Holle, who introduced me to the whole phenomenon, actually worked in the field of creating the games, and contributed to Ultima and the very clever "Sherwood Forest," and other games of that sort. I even went so far as to author a game myself and sold the rights, but it remains, alas, unpublished, and probably always will.

Anyhow, I drifted away from the whole thing at about the time it got popular to play interactively on line, partly because of other responsibilities, and partly because the game setups had gotten more and more complicated, and for me, at least, slowed the experience down too much. So I've really lost track of what's going on in the gaming world, so much that I had only vaguely heard of #GamerGate, and I'm even still a little dubious about what the hashtag means. Otherwise, I'm pretty computer savvy and sophisticated for an old coot. I guess it's the "social media" connection that's my blind spot. It's a good thing I asked before I looked it up on Wikipedia, because Wikipedia says it's a worker ant. Imagine how confused that would have made me.

So, taking all that into consideration, I'm turning the whole kerfluffle over to Jeff Odgis for a guest post, because he understands all this better than I ever will.

Anti-#GamerGate is Worse Than Ebola
SJW's destroy what they infect, and their new target is Gaming
Special guest post by Jeff Odgis
Entertainment/Opinion

'Outrage in search of a cause' is the best way to summarize the modus operandi of social critics who have latched onto electronic Gaming as their new target for "reform." So-called Social Justice Warriors [SJWs,] (a tongue-in-cheek term used to describe overly eager social activists who seek out and sometimes purposefully provoke incidents to suit some pre-existing socio-political agenda) have moved to strike at the typically apolitical and apathetic community of Gamers, both on- and offline. Gamers are a largely self-identified group and the term is commonly understood in the English-speaking parts of the world to refer to players of electronic, or 'video'-games. This explanation is necessary because the definition of Gamers itself has come under attack from these newcomers and therefore has become something of a controversy on its own. Although many people play games of all kinds the world over, video-games being a relatively new phenomenon has created a new class of players that are distinguished from the others by the type of games they play: Namely, electronic kinds, and oftentimes these people call themselves 'Gamers.' Unlike in-real-life sports and those who play them and which are identified by name synonymous with type, video-game players or 'Gamers' play games of many varities on these electronic platforms and have a wide variety of options to choose from to suit many tastes, personal backgrounds, interests and age groups.

"You're having fun wrong!" - Radical Feminists on gaming, summed up by Anonymous
This is unacceptable to the newly-arrived social critics, who while pretending the dual-role of journalists and Gamers themselves have taken up the agenda of the Social Justice Warriors to find solutions to problems that many agree are largely confined to their own perceptions and their output in the gaming-media of late. Gamers for the most part take an uncritical view of much of the product the gaming industry produces, preferring to let their wallets speak for them in terms of rewarding companies with purchases of quality wares. The freshly-arrived activists however see that as cause for taking offense (along with seemingly virtually every other facet of and interaction with their newly adopted host-community of Gamers.) Their campaign for reform has been waged through the gaming media press, describing Gamers in the most unflattering terms with little to no eye towards journalistic integrity (impartiality) and seemingly with a preference to scapegoat Gamers for a whole host of social ills perceived by the authors relating to the gaming industry that somehow seem to have escaped the notice of the majority of their reader- and viewership up that point. Needless to say these vociferous denouncements have been reacted to harshly by the gaming community at large. It has been received particularly poorly on social media especially on online platforms such as Twitter. Scorned Gamers have come out in droves to protest what they see as biased and corrupt Yellow Journalism from many mainstream gaming publications and websites in what appears to be opposition generated as a result of this socio-political agenda aimed at them. This protest group, a vertible consumer revolt, has come to be known as #GamerGate (the pound-sign is a means of identifying a term through the social media platform Twitter, hence its prefix to 'Gamergate,' and this is called a 'hashtag' in the fancy language of modern Internet users.) Though some subsets of the #Gamergate community focus on the deeper aspects of corruption some of the journalists involved (affairs that would seem to raise concerns for conflicts of interests in a number of cases, and pay-for-play ethical issues in others) are alleged to have been engaged in many others have chosen to make public statements on social media and elsewhere in opposition to what Gamergaters perceive to be an organized campaign of ostracism and scapegoating orchestrated by the mainstream gaming media. Some contend that this campaign is narrowly focused on advancing the political agendas of certain prominent personalities new in gaming media whose careers overlap with other kinds of social activism, women like Anita Sarkeesian whose YouTube channel 'Feminist Frequency,' has been broadcasting a message of third-wave Feminism for years before Gamergate erupted as a scandal-turned-consumer revolt. One member of the Gamergate community who goes by the moniker InternetAristocrat summed up his thoughts on these events with a brief YouTube video you can see here:
Other commentators have turned to social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs to express their disastifaction with this state of affairs. While some of the prominent media personalities involved have themselves complained of harassment, alleging that criticisms of their articles and opinions about gamers themselves amount to attacks few in the mainstream gaming community treat these claims as having any credibility. To date none of the allegations of threats or personal attacks by the SJW-aligned journalists has been demonstrated to be any more than empty claims on the part of those reporting them nor are they distinguishable from ordinary trolling* by anonymous posters on the Internet.

For more on this phenomenon, and how the anti-Gamergate movement is WORSE THAN EBOLA! Please see these links:

GAMERGATE REVEALS LEFTIST MO OF PASSIVE AGGRESSION

Further reading:
http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/10/choose-this-day.html
http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/10/gamergate-open-letter.html
How to End Gamergate:
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/10/how_to_end_gamergate_a_divide_and_conquer_plan.html

*For those unaccustomed to the term 'trolling,' it is a practice of leaving nonsensical or confrontational comments on websites soley in order to get a reaction from others and draw attention to the original comment-poster. It is also a commonplace practice on the Internet, and while seen as socially unacceptable is known to most frequent Internet users as a kind of necessary evil inherent to the free and privacy-regarding design of some of the most popular websites.
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Quibcag: Don't know who the girl is.

Carnation Milk Humor

A little humor to start the day from my good buddy, Jack Corbett.

65 Years  Ago.   This is PRICELESS  ...
A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farms 
since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation.
When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in the 1940s, she 
read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan.
  
The producers wanted a rhyme beginning  with 'Carnation Milk is best of all.'
  
She thought to herself, I know everything there is to know about milk and dairy 
farms. I can do this!
  
She sent in her entry, and several weeks later a black car pulled up in front of 
her house.
  
A large man got out, knocked on her door, and said, "Ma'am, the president of 
Carnation milk absolutely LOVED your entry.  So much, in fact, that we are here 
to award you $1,000, even though we will not be able to use it for our advertisements!"
He did, however, have one printed up to hang on his office wall.

Here it is - true story!  


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

L. Neil Smith on G. I. Joe Biden

I've been referring to Joe Biden as "G. I. Joe" every since he promised to defend Lithuania from Vladimir Putin, no doubt with his shotgun. Hell hath no fury like an aging draft dodger. Anyhow, can you imagine what it would be like if the press was as anti-liberal as it is anti-conservative? Can you imagine how they'd react to a conservative (or libertarian) calling for somebody to get killed in order to advance a political agenda?

Believe me, they'd be critical. They wouldn't ignore it, like they ignore such outrageous statements from liberals. Now, Joe is a little flakier than most, but he's hardly unique. Hillary just informed us that businesses don't create jobs. Evidently it's feminists and welfare recipients or elves that create jobs.

Well, G. I. Joe has expressed his hope that we'll soon have a replacement for Jim Brady to put on display, and L.Neil Smith has this reaction at The Libertarian Enterprise.


Patience Hell—I'm Gonna Kill Something!
by L. Neil Smith
lneil@netzero.com


Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

Joseph Biden may be the unintentional court jester of the Barack Hussein Ebola administration, but he said something the other day that bears contemplation. The victim-disarmament movement, he said, needs another Jim Brady, another high-profile shooting victim to re-energize the political effort to strip us all of our right to the means of self-defense.

More than 30 years ago, I first compared that movement, and its gumps and gremlins, to vultures on a cactus, waiting for someone -- even one of their own number—to die in a manner they can make hay from. Ayn Rand could have predicted this sick, obscene, sacrificial policy. And now, King of Klowns Biden has just agreeably confirmed my view.

What's more, the socialists who call themselves Democrats have demonstrated that they're not above creating such atrocities in order to get their point across, The number of questions left unanswered in the event known as the Sandy Hook Shootings outnumbers the supposed victims, and it could well be that the highly photogenic event is just as phony as the Tonkin Gulf Incident was, used to start the War in Vietnam.

Which is why I have proposed from time to time, that any employee of the government, at any level, who lies to any member of the public, or keeps secrets from them, be subjected to the death penalty. Believe me, I am as completely serious about this as I can be. As history has amply demonstrated over and over again, government lies and secrets kill.

By the millions.

All of this is especially pertinant as Bolshevik Barry's evil schemes mature. His policies, for example, with regard to disease "control" make perfect sense. They are aimed at controlling the country through the CDC, FEMA, and martial law. They are guaranteed to result in the cruel deaths of millions of Americans, which is just dandy with Obama: he and those closest to him believe that Mother Earth needs about six billion fewer peasants. And the crisis can be used as an excuse to seize absolute power. I have wanted to write about this at length, book length, to name names, and expose the death movement's history, but I have not yet found the support required.

I will continue to look around.

Meanwhile, expect some spectacular assassination, which will be exploited to advance the totalitarian cause of victim disarmament, And don't expect it to be spontaneous or random: it will be done at the behest of those of Biden's mind-set, by a mental-health zombie they created and have been saving up for the occasion. See The Parallax View or Telefon. The association between such violent events and psychodrugs or electroshock has never been investigated thoroughly because it gives the lie to demands for further restrictions on weapons.

Privately-owned firearms in America, perhaps as many as seven hundred fifty million (750,000,000) of them, "of modern design and in good working order" represent an obstacle to Obama's ambitions of the most serious kind. Do not expect any cessation in the strident demands for gun confiscation from him, his vice, and their associates until they have been thrown where they belong, on the garbage-heap of history.
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Quibcag: Actually, this is a reuse of a quibcag from a few months before, so I don't remember where the illustration came from.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hillary Hilarity

Bayou Renaissance Man

has picked Hillary as

Doofus Of The Day #794


Go HERE to read all about it.
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Quibcag: The cloud-cuckoo rider is, I believe, from Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボールZ(ゼット),

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The "F" Word — "Feminism"


I've heard a lot about the little girls talking filthy in the video, but I haven't actually watched it, and, interestingly, I wasn't aware of what its message was supposed to be. And now I find out that the message is worse than the medium, so to speak.  Countenance blog explains this and deconstructs it expertly here:
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And the quibcag is illustrated by Marii of Joshiraku (じょしらく),, who is far too smart to be a feminist.

The Founders and the Fiddlers

There is a general awareness among the American people that things are falling apart, but little consensus about the causes of it all. Now, the left, which has pretty much been in the driver's seat for the last few decades, symbolic events like the rhetorically-conservative Reagan administration notwithstanding, is mostly delighted with the deterioration, considering it "progressive," and complains only that it's not happening fast enough. They also tend to move the goal posts pretty rapidly. One of them assured me just yesterday that, by the standards of fifty years ago, Obama is a conservative. Of course, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, because by the standards of today, most of the liberals of 1964 would be considered anywhere from moderate to conservative. If you doubt that, just think about the fiscal and social policies of LBJ, JFK, Hubert Humphrey, etc. Most of them would be considered too old-fashioned for the Republican party today, let alone the Democrats. And the Barry Goldwater of 1964 would be considered a libertarian today, one rather more radical than Ron Paul, I imagine. My liberal friend either knows zilch about those times, or he really means that Obama is conservative in comparison to, say, his friend Bill Ayers.
But I digress. Boy, do I digress. This is supposed to be about what went wrong and why we're falling apart. Nelson Hultberg tells us why. To put it briefly, it's because we're being guided by Obama, Hillary, Rahm Emanuel, the Bush Boys, John McCain, and trash like that, instead of Jefferson, Washington, Franklin and the other Founders, who would probably have agreed to throw that other bunch out of the country, if not hang them outright. This is from:

Musings on Modernity
Nelson Hultberg
May, 2014
It is believed by many on the left today that our Constitution resulted from the Founding Fathers deceitfully conspiring to form a society ruled by aristocrats, and that the seeds for modernity's corruption lie in the Founders' elitist Constitution that now plagues us. This is why it is so easy for today's liberals to ignore the Constitution with no qualms or regrets. They feel it is their duty to do so.

Conservatives and libertarians see things differently. It was not the Founders in the beginning who warped the ideal of justice with "elitism." It was the Progressives of the early twentieth century who did the warping with "egalitarianism." And it has been modern day liberals who have furthered this tyrannical leveling of society. Worse, it has been our greed and shortsightedness as a people that have compelled us to complicity with such criminality.

The intent of the Founders was to provide a document that would keep the growth of government under wraps for all of time. Unfortunately, there were flaws in their document that should not have been included, but it was not because of deceit. It was because of their desire to get all 13 colonies to sign on to it.

There were too many conflicting desires among the states that were vying for inclusion into the system, and there was too much overreaction to the failure of the Articles of Confederation, leading to the belief that a strong central government was needed. After all, this was the first attempt in history to devise a truly free society. To say that it was less than perfect in its design is, in no way, a slur on the brilliance of the designers. They did the best they could within the context of their time, their values, and their philosophical predilections.

So the Founding Fathers did not do us in by establishing an aristocracy. The destroyers of America are her modern intellectual class who have taught the goal of equal results instead of equal rights to a complacent people looking to get more out of life than they are willing to put in. Our sins are academic deceit and citizen complacency. "We have met the enemy, and he is us," said Pogo.

The Decay Around Us

Every avenue of life throughout the world (certainly throughout the West) is in decay, whether it is sports, politics, the economy, family solidarity, entertainment, movies, literature, art, religion, or schooling. We're falling apart as Rome did because we have abandoned "rational philosophy" as our guide. It's now the Mad Hatter's world. Black is white, up is down. The Truth is what we want it to be. There are no objective rules. We can wing it and do our own thing. We can all become slothful and still praise each other as gritty and heroic. We can divorce rewards from performance. We can redistribute men's wealth, which means the redistribution of their working hours, which means the redistribution of their waking hours and lives. Today's slave mentalities are mouthing what Nietzsche termed the "transvaluation of values." Orwell put it simpler: "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength."

Today's Soma

The dictatorship in Huxley's Brave New World used the drug of "soma" to divert the people's attention away from the freedoms they had lost. Soma was the means to make the people still feel they had wonderful lives even though they were not free. It turned them into sheep who didn't mind losing their freedom.

Our society today also has its somas. The latest is texting to engage in aimless chitchat. It provides ready-made soma for humans averse to thinking and issues of importance. Observe your fellowman the next time you are in an airport, an office lobby, a Post Office line, even in restaurants, libraries, and other gathering places. Droves of Americans are gleefully engaged in aimless texting while the dictators entrench themselves a little more every year in Washington. The people are oblivious to what is taking place in those realms of life that really matter. They are gaga over the newest delight of modernity - incessant texting. And they are so happy with their inanity. Diversion has always been the tool of dictatorships to pacify humans and keep them docile, tolerant of, and trapped in, their enslavement. Aimless texting is the newest of our diversions.

Ruthless Capitalism

Collectivists complain about capitalism because it foments what the great economist, Joseph Schumpeter, termed "creative destruction." The free-market ceaselessly innovates in our lives. New ways flow in; old ways flow out. This often decimates old, traditional neighborhoods and thrusts gaudy, neon jungles of franchised commercialism upon us.

No one likes to see old communities go through such a ruthless phase out. But a good part of the ruthless destruction problem that we see today is due to the political-economic system we have conned ourselves into accepting. What fellow patriot, Tom Molitor, calls "hot Keynesian moola" is being injected into the economy. This speeds things up and accentuates the natural greed of men and women. It makes them think they are richer than they are.

If we were on a gold money standard, capitalist expansion would be slower and more humane. There would be more rational thought applied to productivity instead of the pell-mell scramble to get one's "hot moola" out there working while it still has value. The price inflation of Keynesianism exacerbates capitalism and makes it appear nefarious. It transforms a rational productive process into a frenzied buy at any price, invest without caution, build indiscriminately, spend, spend, spend for tomorrow prices will be much higher.

If we were on a gold standard with its accompanying price stability, and if we taught to our young a reverence for nature and the resplendency of community, then the society we create would be a much different one than what we see springing up around us.

We practice, today, false monetary policy and teach to our young indifference to the essence of real community, which never comes from government and its coercions. It comes voluntarily via people living freely in a marketplace. If we would correct these two errors, we would have a much slower and saner economic system. But we refuse to do this. Decades ago we hatched the infant alligators of false ideology - the Fed and the income tax - that have now grown into monsters to consume us. And we do nothing.

Freedom of Association

I believe that all humans have the right to organize themselves into groups and put borders around those groups, whether it is a family with a fence around its yard, or a town with a city limits, or a country with a border. This is the nature of correct human existence - the right to "freedom of association." This means that no individual has a right to force his entrance into any group of humans who have organized themselves into a gathering and established requirements for inclusion. An individual does not have the right to enter a country uninvited for the same reason he does not have the right to enter a family's home uninvited. Both acts are crimes of trespass.

This means that people of any nation have the right to determine who gains entrance to their nation and set guidelines for that entrance. This is a crucial requisite for freedom, order, and high culture to prevail. But many cannot see it. They envision a utopian world where they say borders are not necessary, where nations are anachronisms, where men and women are angels possessed of perfectible natures. They read history selectively, avoid lessons in logic, and ignore their fellowman's right to gather in groups, i.e., their right to "freedom of association."

If people can, whenever they wish, enter a family's home and squat there to feed and interact, then that family no longer exists. Primitivism has begun. It is no different with a country. Primitivism begins when borders are denied.

The Rulers of History

All legitimate men of the mind realize that ideas rule the world, which means ideology is of monumental importance in how history unfolds. Why is this so? Because ideas always come first in the sequences that make up history. They are the seedlings that produce the great springing forth of truth, love, and liberty, which are the fundamental pursuits of all mankind. Ideas launch all revolutions. No political revolution can proceed until an appropriate intellectual revolution has first taken place. Thus ideas matter because they are the root source of all we build and achieve on earth.

On a more primal and metaphysical level, ideas matter because as the biblical wisdom says, "In the beginning was the Word," which means the universe is structured upon thought - the thought and will of the creative force that brought it into being. This Creator thought the universe first, and then willed it into being. Aristotle and the Greeks called this the Prime Mover. The Jews called it Jehovah. The Muslims called it Allah. And Christians called it God. On a more derivative level, "In the beginning was the Word" also means that truth is dictated by God, i.e., truth is the higher natural lawthat governs us and is capable of being discerned by us. It is the way God speaks to man.

Liberals smear the idea of natural law as something conservatives take on "blind faith." On the contrary, there is nothing blind about it at all. Natural law comes to us via the synthesis of reason, experience, and intuition from our greatest thinkers in both the sciences and humanities. This synthesis is the means that man used to climb from the cave to build a majestic civilization. And of its three parts, intuition is the most essential. It distinguishes the visionary from the mundane intellects of life.

Intuition is a mysterious force. We don't really know what it is or how it forms, only that all great original ideas come intuitively. Intuition is the spark that reveals truth's fire, which man must then expand with the kindling of experience and the breath of reason.

Einstein put it in these words: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

In our forgetting of the sacred gift lies our fall as a country and a people. In its restoration can come again our rise toward the resplendent and the exceptional.


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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org. His articles have appeared over the past 20 years in such publications as The Dallas Morning News, American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, and The Social Critic, as well as on numerous Internet sites such as Capitol Hill Outsider, Conservative Action Alerts, Daily Paul, Canada Free Press, and The Daily Bell. He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values
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Quibcag: The illustration is Yuki Nagato, of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu). I used her for this one because she looks so authoritative!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Housekeeping

If you've tried to comment here and it didn't show up, sorry. I had my Blogspot settings at "always moderate," so as to avoid spam showing up, and it promised it would email moderation requests to me. It hasn't been. So some comments show up, and today I found a lot of them awaiting moderation and approved them, but I wasn't notified.

I'd like to keep it on moderation, because some spam that shows up is pretty horrifying, but can anybody tell me how to make this thing actually notify me when I need to moderate? Thanks. I have it temporarily set to "don't moderate" till I find out.




Anarcho-Tyranny in Airstrip One

I don't know for a fact that the blogger, Cranky Notions, is in either Ireland or the UK, but internal evidence supports the theory. If I'm wrong, someone will let me know. At any rate, this is another good illustration of the phenomenon called "anarcho-tyranny," which I've blogged about before HERE. To attempt one more definition of it here, it's the old playground situation where the kid hits you and the teacher ignores it, you hit the kid back and you're in big trouble. Now make that government policy, that ignores actual criminal behavior and criminalizes resistance to criminal behavior, plus any and all other activities on the part of the law-abiding productive class that the bureaucrats can think of. This is from
http://crankynotions.com/

Life under Anarcho-Tyranny
Cranky Notions

During the summer, my attention was drawn to this newspaper report about a youth brawl on a Dublin beach. These riots have become something of an annual cultural event, typically involving about 100 youngsters . Last year, there was a heavy contingent of Africans involved in Portmarnock – easily observable from some of the video footage – though that went unmentioned in most media coverage. The thing that engaged my interest in this story, however, is the police response. We are told that “no arrests were made” though there was a Garda presence in this large, open space. What the police did do, however, was close the nearby train station for the day, impacting the many tourists and law-abiding citizens coming to visit.

Its a small example of a phenomenon I have grown interested in recently: anarcho-tyranny. It was memorably observed and named by the late columnist Sam T. Francis in 1992. Francis, writing on the state law and order under the modern managerial state he was so fond of studying, said “we refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy) so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).” This leads to a situation where the housing projects of feral youths and minorities are left to themselves, while, according to Francis, there is rampant “criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent through exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation, the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions.” One example might be gun control laws that have no impact on the criminal classes. This reaches true absurdity in a country like South Africa, where a white farmer is legally confined to having a shotgun with a certain number of shells in a country where gangs roam around with sub-machine guns.

A recent broadcast from John Derbyshire mentioned the relationship between this new method of governance and what happened in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, in regards to Muslim rape gangs. The ‘tyranny’ side of anarcho-tyranny places strong emphasis on enforcing multiculturalism and political correctness. Last year, when a woman in Liverpool was upset at Alan Sugar for making a relatively innocent joke about the Chinese, she wrote to the police saying “I thought racism was illegal” and called for his arrest. Cravenly, the police interviewed this woman three times (once for over an hour) and spent several days deliberating whether Sugar committed a hate crime. While I hope there were no actual crimes committed in Liverpool that week, it seems unlikely.

Political correctness and light-touch policing in regards to protected minorities and the underclass was the root of the problem in Rotherham. We now know that about 1400 girls of white British extraction, primarily from the working classes, were pressed into sex slavery by Pakistani Muslims who saw them as sub-human. Now, if you’ve ever been to a certain Muslim countries with a fair-haired companion of the female persuasion you’re probably aware you have to be a little careful (unless you are ideologically blinded, that is). In the discourse of ‘anti-racism’ and ‘diversity’ such differences are not meant to exist, but what is today called ‘anti-racism’ is built on a mountain of lies and reality denial. A Home Office employee who raised the alarm about the Asian Muslim gangs as early as 2001 was censured and forced to attend a “diversity course” to “raise her awareness of ethnic issues”. I can’t confirm whether or not the slogan War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Diversity Is Our Strength was inscribed on the wall. Big Brother comes down hard on naughty things like this incident of “racism”, but criminal gangs can be overlooked for years if they consist of Designated Victim Groups.

The South Yorkshire Police, by the way, had little trouble raiding Cliff Richard’s home over some alleged sexual impropriety almost 30 years ago.
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Quibcag: This is Lupin III and his criminal gang, from Lupin III (ルパン三世 Rupan Sansei). They're actually much nicer than the vast majority of real criminals.

Neale Osborn, Neale Osborn, bo-beale Osborn, Banana-fana fo-feale Osborn Fee-fi-mo-meale Osborn Neale Osborne!

This week's Neale Osbornism starts, oddly enough, with Mama Liberty, and then he asks what to do about ebola, and in answer I say enter ebola in "search this blog" at the top right and he'll find some suggestions. Then some weirdness about the SS in Tennessee, and some First Amendment stuff, and some more First Amendment stuff, this time about freedom of religion in Houston, which is evidently contingent upon kowtowing to the mayor and other local perverts. (Neale's got one thing wrong here — gay marriage is not the good fight, but just another plank in the scaffold for Western Civilization.) Then more stories about guns used for self-defense that the media doesn't want to tell you about. Some ultra-craziness in an Alabama school, some stuff from Turkey I don't pretend to understand, some more proof that Joe Biden is a moron or a sociopath or both, and then some good quotes! Oh, that one quote doesn't sound like Elie Wiesel to me.
The illustration is from Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ Kaubōi Bibappu)

Neale's Gun Rant for 10-19-2014
by Neale Osborn
nealebooks@hotmail.com


Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

For those who aren't familiar with these little forays into the gun rights and political and individual rights world, these generally start with a piece from Mama Liberty. And here is this week's tidbit. [Link] This is a continuation of an earlier article of hers.
In part 1, long ago now, I covered the basics of situational awareness in some specific situations, along with some simple drills to help people practice this highly important skill. If you have not seen the first article or don't already practice awareness, I urge you to click the link above and come back for part 2.
Hopefully, you are not walking or driving while talking or "texting" on the telephone, listening to music or otherwise zoned out. Walking or driving while unaware, or minimally aware of your surroundings, is a prime contributor to becoming a victim, whether of a criminal attack or just running into something. Even those who think they can seriously multi task will be at increased risk if they don't actually see and understand what is happening around them.
Remember that criminals look for and target the unaware, anyone perceived to be weak, the elderly, anyone they see as probably helpless. If you look like food.... you may be eaten.
Follow the link. Read the rest. Ya KNOW it'll be good........

We are all between a rock and a hard place right now. Ebola is coming.... Hell, it's here! Now, what to do about it. Common sense would tell us to stop people from areas where Ebola is an epidemic from coming to our shores. With the porous southern border (hell, KIDS walk over it all the time) what's the point? So what do we do? Don't ask ME, I don't have a clue what will work. But taking the temperature of people (1 in 8 Ebola patients never spike a fever), asking if they have diarrhea (1 in 3 don't get it) or vomiting (ditto) or feeling fatigued or loss of appetite (1 in 4 don't get fatigue or loss of appetite) so what will work? Got an idea? Lemme know!

The United States Secret Service, or SS, (isn't THAT an appropriate moniker?) has faced a lot of crap lately (as it should) and here is another dose. [Link] SS agents tried to get police officers to imply they had a warrant in order to hoodwink a man out of his apartment in Nashville, Tenn. back in January.
The allegations regarding the January 2013 incident are contained in a letter that Anderson sent last week to several members of the House Committee on Oversight. That's the congressional committee that has spearheaded the on-going investigation into the Secret Service. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was recently forced to resign as a result of that scandal.
"There's already a lot of fodder to attack the Secret Service with, and this will be more," said Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee, who was among the committee members who received the letter.
In the Nashville case, a Secret Service agent made a frantic call for backup to Nashville police after he and another agent went to the home of a Nashville man, investigating threatening comments on Facebook about the President. The man who posted them had refused to let the agents into his house.
"He shoved the door in our face and went around the corner. Looks like, we're not sure if he ... possibly he had a gun in his hands," the agent told a 911 operator.
In a letter that he first sent to Secret Service headquarters, the Nashville police chief recounted what happened.
"The resident refused to come outside and shouted back, 'Show me your warrant,'" Anderson wrote.
So "one of the agents then asked a [police] sergeant to 'wave a piece of paper' in an apparent effort to dupe the resident into thinking that they indeed had a warrant."
I laud the Nashville PD for refusing to play along, and to go on to prohibit the SS from continuing their "investigation".

This is amazing—this idiot tells this girl that she cannot exercise 1st Amendment rights on a street. [Link] This video is amazing. She's standing for the elimination of Free Speech Zones, and she's advocating for her group "Students for Concealed Carry". I love it that she keeps perfectly calm and polite. Though she IS wrong on one part—hate speech IS protected. Not necessarily liked, but it certainly is protected.

Let me preface this by reminding one and all that I am not supporting religion—I find it all a waste of time to one who favors the scientific approach. However, one DOES have the right to both practice your religion free of government interference AND to speak freely while doing so. As the First Amendment clearly states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. But apparently, the Democrat city council of Houston doesn't think this is true. [Link]
Officials with the city of Houston, Texas, who are defending a controversial ordinance that would allow men to use women's restrooms now have demanded to see the sermons preached by several area pastors.
The recent move came in a subpoena from the city to pastors for copies of their sermons and other communications in the city's legal defense of a "non-discrimination" measure that allows "gender-confused" people to use public restrooms designated for the opposite sex.
A lawsuit challenging Houston's move alleges the city violated its own charter in its adoption of the Equal Rights Ordinance, which in May designated homosexuals and transgender persons as a protected class.
Critics say the measure effectively enables sexual predators who dress as women to enter female public bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. A coalition of activists that includes area pastors filed suit Aug. 6 against the city and lesbian Mayor Annise Parker after officials announced a voter petition to repeal the measure didn't have enough signatures to qualify for the election ballot.
Now, personally, I don't give a damn if bathrooms are bi-sex or segregated by sex. Just allow each defecator a door to shut for privacy, and I'm content. I do not believe that the law Houston passed makes any sense at all SOLELY because it keeps bathrooms segregated sexually, but allows it to be de-segregated for cross dressers only. So let me see, if I go in the ladies room in jeans and a tee shirt, I'm a pervert, but if I put on a dress, it's cool. But wait, some WOMEN wear jeans and a tee shirt..... I'm confused. But I have digressed. Pastors have the right to preach the tenets of their faith. If that faith holds homosexuality to be a sin, they are going to preach against it. And that is THEIR right, and none of the Mayor's business. They can call a law sinful (their protected religious right), they can protest the law and organize an attempt to repeal it (their protected political AND religious right), and as long as they physically hurt no one, they have done nothing wrong. What they do NOT have to do is provide a government proctor copies of past sermons, nor submit future sermons to proctors for approval, editing, or cancelling. This is STILL a Constitutional Republic, with certain enumerated rights guaranteed to one and all. Hey Mayor Parker—you don't have the right to stop their rights to oppose you. So shut up, love your wife, and keep fighting the GOOD fight (to protect and increase gay marriage) and stop fighting the evil fight (to trample the rights of others to oppose a law they don't agree with).

These people are just too damn evil to allow to exist in Progressive America.... [Link] [Link] For the first link, this evil grandfather
In the anonymous man's own words, "Some wild man comes out of the weeds towards me at the house. He comes walking over toward me I could tell he was messed up,"
One thing most gun owners know is that when approached by someone who appears to be under the influence of drugs it's best to act in the defensive.
As the surprised trucker reacted to the situation, he had but one choice, prepare to defend himself or be attacked and possibly killed.
As he relayed to the local news station, "I don't know really what to think and I don't know really why he thought he had to talk to me but he had a pair of gloves of mine on. [So] I pulled my gun out and put it to his forehead and told him to sit down and called 911 and I'm thinking I don't want to shoot this guy."
Would you look at that, he didn't want to shoot the guy.
How incredibly reasonable, and so incredibly hard to believe for our liberal friends who think every gun owner is a rabid trigger puller.
SURE he didn't—he probably just forgot to load his steel sexual object. How dare he object to someone helping themselves to his goods!!! Then, we have this, even MORE evil event, from the second link above.
When three Spanish-speaking males broke into a Harris County, Texas home, they probably thought they were going to walk right in and walk right out.
It is not known whether the men were in Texas illegally or not. But because of the lax enforcement of border laws in the state of Texas, the men might have thought burglarizing a home would be something they could easily get away with.
Little did they know one of them was about to lose his life.
Eight people were inside of the home when the men broke in. The grandmother, joined by her three granddaughters, were inside of the kitchen cooking breakfast at 4:30 a.m. when the armed men forced entry into the home.
The woman's adult son heard the commotion, and when he heard the grandmother's plea for the men "not to hurt the girls," he sprung into action. As eight people were in the home at the time, he had to act quickly.
In true Texas fashion, the man quickly found himself in a standoff situation with the men. Before the men had a chance to respond, the son pulled the trigger and dropped one of the thugs like a bad habit.
The official statement given by the Harris County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the man acted in self-defense.
Of COURSE the Sheriff won't press charges against this racist—EVERYONE'S RACIST IN TEXAS (except for the criminals, of course). How dare this man kill an innocent man, who probably didn't realize it was private property, and was just trying to evict some squatters....

Somehow I forgot to mention it last week, but I wish to extend my thanks to all of you who responded to my question about ParaOrdnance double-stacked 1911s. Now my only decision is LDA or original flavor.....

I knew about this one last week, and it somehow slipped below my radar. Thanks to Tony (again) for reminding me of it! [Link] This one pisses me off on SOOO many levels, I hardly know where to begin. So I'll start with a copy of the linked article.
MOBILE, Alabama (WPMI)—An Alabama mother is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was forced to sign a school contract stating she wouldn't kill herself or anyone else at school.
School officials told Rebecca, who did not want to give her last name, they had to send 5-year-old Elizabeth home after an incident in class.
"They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said 'pew pew'," Rebecca explained.
Rebecca says her daughter was then given a questionnaire to evaluate her for suicidal thoughts and given a Mobile County Public School safety contract to sign stating she wouldn't kill herself or others.
"While I was in the lobby waiting, they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide," Rebecca says. "There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol it needs to be looked at again."
Rebecca is pushing to have the incident removed from her child's record. She says school officials have requested her child see a psychiatrist. She refused.
We'll start with the mindless asininity of the school "officials". First, this was only an "incident" because no one at the school has a shred of gray matter between their ears. She drew something that resembled a gun, and pretended to shoot at a school mate with a crayon. THIS is an incident? SHIT! I never knew my entire class was having incidents on the schoolyard during recess every day! my notebooks were covered with drawings of sharks and divers killing each other (I had watched Thunderball, the James Bond movie, with my father that year) in 6th grade. Next, instead of simply telling the child "Don't do that anymore, we don't play guns at school.", they give her a questionnaire to "evaluate her for suicidal thoughts". Well, after being made to feel like some kind of sick freak (and most likely not even understanding what she'd done to merit such humiliation) these mindless imbeciles make a 5 year old child sign a contract promising not to kill herself or anyone else in school. Oh, how my fucking brain hurts over this. NOW the school officials have shown her that they think she's so fucked up she might hurt herself or others—how's THAT gonna sit in a 5 year old's mind? "My teacher, Miss Jones, thinks I'll hurt myself, or my best friend Sally. WHY? What's wrong with me?" Poor Elizabeth is gonna need a shrink all right, but NOT because of a damn drawing or a crayon-gun, but because of her teacher and principal. Now, we get to Mommy. I'm sorry, Rebecca, but are you brain dead as well? All you are worried about is her school record??? REALLY???? First, you yank that poor child out of that school so fast the school system has windows breaking from the vacuum you created. Next, you tell the poor little girl that the teachers/counselors/principal are evil people who were being mean to her, and there was nothing she did that would EVER make Mommy and Daddy think she was dangerous to herself or her friends. THEN you file a lawsuit against all the participants in this horrid assault upon your girl's psyche, the school system, and if ANY medical personnel were brought in to assess her and agreed to the contract or the questionnaire, them for malpractice. The one thing you DON'T do is let these ... I can't think of a term strong enough for them.... people ever get their hands on Elizabeth ever again. (GRRRR—I need to take a break—I am so pissed off right now it isn't even remotely funny!)

One has to wonder if this is true.... [Link] It sounds so far out it just MIGHT be true—who'd believe it without the back-up?
The Turkish head of the physics department at Bilecik University, who proposed to revive the Nazi death camps, a month later was awarded a fund to sponsor his research from Turkey's state scientific institute.
Obama's "best bud," his most favorite and most trusted ally. This is who the current President of the United States stands with.
Curiouser and curiouser.

Isn't it lovely—our Vice Idiot-In-Chief wants another high-profile person murdered in order to advance his agenda. [Link]
On October 10 Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a memorial for the late Jim Brady and said the gun control movement needs another high-profile victim who is well-spoken in order to succeed.
Brady, who was President Ronald Reagan's Press Secretary, was shot and wounded during the March 30, 1981 attempt on Reagan's life.
According to The Washington Times, Biden stressed that the push for more gun control is not over and said he prays a new voice for the gun control movement emerges soon:
What we need is another Jim Brady, who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid, who walks the halls of Congress, to step up and do what they know is right. One will come along. It will happen. I pray God it is sooner rather than later.
CNN reported that Biden also said "seventy-five percent of the American people" agree with the push for more gun control.
Any god who answers his prayer is not a god to worship. Maybe he can get the Allah of ISIL/ISIS on board with it. HE can arrange a lot of victims.

'Tis Time, lads and lasses, to be ending this rant in our usual way....... but in an unusual way. Our guest Quote of the Week Provider will be Paul K, another brother I've never met, who sent me this (long) batch. What the hell—I'm not wasting paper here! Be advised—he cannot accurately attribute all of them, but he's done the best he can. He has also provided commentary to explain them, and I shall leave that in place.

'I had a liberal colleague giving me grief about guns and that gunowners are crazy, so I just put the question to her—if someone handed you a loaded gun, what would you do with it? She said "I'd look for someone to shoot". I told her "That's the difference between me and you—I'd be looking to be sure it was pointed toward a safe place. You're the one that needs professional help, not me."' —Martin Fischer, Conestoga College (on the bearingarms.com blog)

"Whenever we can, we follow the law"—John Koskinen, IRSCommissioner (quoted in WSJ 9/19/2014)

"Remember, 84% of all statistics are made up on the spot."—Larry the Cable Guy

"Making omelets ain't no fun when the eggs shoot back"—"Illtempered cur", on Joe Huffman's blog(Joe quoted Chuck Michel saying something similar: "No one is going duck hunting when 5 percent of the ducks might shoot back." but that's not nearly as good; for one thing, it introduces hunting into the right to be armed debate, which has nothing to do with hunting.)

"The Constitution is a restraining order against the federal government. I'm not going to say a word about the effectiveness ofrestraining orders against criminals."—Standing Wolf (quoted on JoeHuffman's blog)

"A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country."—Texas Guinan. 19th century American businessman

"Nothing says, "Please don't rape me." like multiple jacketed hollowpoints."—John Fogh, Insights Self Defense Instructor(Microsoft Gun Club Email Folder)("Microsoft Gun Club"? Amazing that such a thing would be permitted to exist. I wonder what would happen if I tried to start a Dell Gun Club—Dell, in spite of being a Texas company, has a victim disarmament policy.)

"A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and thecartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex."—Frederick Douglass, in a speech delivered on 15 November 1867.

"Simpletons assert that America doesn't need armed citizens since it has never had a despot or tyrant for a leader. What they don't realize is that America has never had a despot or tyrant as a leader because American citizens are armed".—Ira Weitzel (??), Dachau survivor.(Elie Wiesel?)(This is one I can't confirm, not by any name. Unfortunate, since it's a good one.)

And that's a wrap for the week.