Monday, July 28, 2014

A Shot Rings Out

Gun Safety Group Pressures Key GOP Senators In Dramatic TV Ad:
(July 28, 2014)

Is the NRA paying Michael Bloomberg to make their point for them?
The gun safety group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will air a dramatic television ad in three key states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to pressure key Republican senators to support new gun restrictions for domestic abusers. The 30-second ad by Everytown for Gun Safety features a man trying to break into his ex-wife's house with a gun as she frantically calls the police. The man kicks the door in, grabs the woman's crying baby and points the gun at the woman's head. The gunshot can be heard as the video cuts out and directs viewers to text a number for information about stopping violence against women.
Oh, here's the 31-second video; no need to go to the link:




The scenario: an angry ex-husband breaks down his ex-wife's door, grabs their child away from her, and when the ex-wife protests ... a shot rings out.

We are left not knowing if the husband shoots the child, the wife, or both.

Still, it's not a scenario which has never happened in this country.  Or most countries.

The wife is presented as a helpless but brave (if ineffectual) terrified woman. The husband is an out-of-control Paranoid with delusions of WTF ... who knows?.

One wonders if this terrifying scenario couldn't lead to a less-bad conclusion.

For example:

What if the wife had a gun, and was not afraid to use it in defense of herself and her child?

That "shot rings out" can have a less ominous note.  Even the most recalcitrant Libro-Tard can get the message:

The cost of (Obama Supported) Illegal Immigration -- in OHIO!

Ohio sheriff sends a bill to Mexican president for cost of jailed Illegals - BizPac Review:

Fed up with the overwhelming amount of illegals in his jail, an Ohio sheriff sent a bill for the costs to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
   “I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail. They came here illegally,” Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch. “I’ve not gotten any money from them, but I billed them so much. And I’ll tell you what I got in return: My life was threatened.”
  The millions of dollars spent on welfare programs in Ohio entice illegal immigrants to come to the state looking for “free stuff,” Jones said, adding that the FBI warned him that he was one of three sheriffs being targeted by Mexican drug cartels.
Serpents At Our Breast: Economic Hard Times in Ohio County forced to support indigents from our Southern border

Sheriff Jones said in an interview (see the video at the link) that the problem with illegal immigrants has hit his county hard, in at least three ways:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Room Clearing With Delta Force

Room Clearing With Delta Force: Try as you will, you’ll never be this operator:


Mike at "Every Day No Days Off" presents this video of Delta Force practicing a "Room Clearing Operation".

Striking video.  Worth watching.

And no, I don't feel shy about pumping another gun-blogger.  If you haven't yet seen the wide variety of people who write about things I care about (see the mast-head), you might check out

gunbloggers.com

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chicago's Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants, report says | Fox News

Chicago's Emanuel wants city to house 1,000 more young illegal immigrants, report says | Fox News:
(July 26, 2014)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former Obama administration chief of staff, wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year's end.

"The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore," said Emanuel, according to The Chicago Tribune. "While we have our own challenges at home, we cannot turn our backs on children that are fleeing dangerous conditions.”
Whoa!

Child Abuse?

This, in the Murder Capital of America, where the majority of the victims AND the perpetrators are "people of color" under the age of 25?

And Mayor Rahm wants to bring more young "people of color" into his battle-zone?  Talk about "Humanitarian Crisis"!

And he thinks this is "A good Thing".

Hmm ... let's look at a randomly selected news article to illustrate how safe it is to be a Chicago resident.
(search argument: "CHICAGO MURDERS" via Google at 2030 on 07/26/25).

Top match: "Six Cities with the Worst Murder Rate in the United States"  (I know, the link is a duplicate.)   I swear, this is the top of the search list results.  I don't have to make this stuff up.
CHICAGO (CBS) — During roughly the past three decades, there have been six cities that have been the worst for murders, per capita.
If you said Chicago made that list you would be …Wrong.As CBS Chicago correspondent Mason Johnson has reported in great detail, Chicago is not the “murder capital” of anything.
You think The Geek has his wires crossed, don't you?

Hooray! The Witch Is Dead!

SAF  vs DC

SAF - 1
DC  - 0

(The link is to a PDF which opens in a new window.

For commentary see David Codrea's article in The Examiner.

Friday, July 25, 2014

RoboCop is protecting our Border -- The Northern One!

Step Away From The Camera -- Or There Will Be Trouble!

Is this the 21st Century's version of "The War of Northern Aggression"?

After all the controversy about our Southern border and the easy access by illegal aliens .... what's with the recent series of assaults on American citizens attempting to re-enter their country while returning from a trip through Canada?   The assailants?   The U.S. Border Patrol!

Incident one: Alaska

Troop leader: Federal agent pointed gun at Boy Scout | Local News - KCCI Home:
(July 23, 2014)

DES MOINES, Iowa —Boy Scouts from Troop No. 111 witnessed an intense chain of events after one of their members snapped a picture of a federal officer working the border entry point.



Short version of the story:  a troop of Boy Scouts from Iowa attempted to enter Alaska after the end of their tour through Canada.  A member of the troop took a picture of the Border Patrolman, who got all panty-wadded and told him that it was illegal to take the picture.  Prison, fines, etc.  Scared the troop leader, even.  Then the Federal Agent insisted that they unload ALL their gear and luggage so it could be searched.

While they were attempting to comply, the patrolman took exception to one boy who grabbed a suitcase "without authorization" ... and pointed his loaded handgun at the kid's head.

Wow!  What if the kid had a kilo of Mexican Black Tar Heroin in his suitcase (as is not infrequent at the Southern Border)???



Oh, by the way: the Border Patrol says it never happened.
 (... and if it did, you can't prove it because we've got the pictures.)

But there are some pictures, taken during the search, to prove at least THAT part of the story.



Incident two: Maine

Border Agents Harassed My Family, Forced Me to Delete Recording, 'Because' - Reason.com:
(July 24, 2014)

 At the Jackman, Maine, border crossing into the United States, I get interrogated about what I have in my car. And not just the three juicy Canada-bought clementines, either. "What is your relation to these children?" brusquely demands the young border guard who examines my two daughters' passports and my own. They do have their mother's last name, and they do look somewhat Asian. I'm white. Maybe he's curious. So I don't give him any lip.
A reporter from Reason Magazine "We Deal in Lead, Friend!"  (Lead Stories, that is) wrote that when he was "harassed" by a dubious Border Patrolman, he tried to record the encounter on his IPhone.  The Main RoboCop twisted his arm to confiscate the cell phone.


"Never mind. Follow me into lane one, please. We're going to have to search your vehicle. Please give me your driver's license."
I hand it to him, then park the car in the area he indicates.
"Now please get out of the car and follow me inside."
I grab my iPhone off the dash, hit the record button, and tell him politely: "For my protection, officer, I'm now recording what's happening." He stays silent. I step out of the car, and without warning, he physically attacks—that is, he wrestles the phone from my hand, twisting my arm in the process. I'm stunned.

When the reporter asked why it was illegal to photograph Border Guards during the incident, the response was: "Because".   After the reporter agreed to delete the video from his IPhone, he and his children were released.   Sort of, like "Free Range Chickens".  The problem was not their nationality nor their credentials, but that they had the effrontery to photograph "Border Agents" during the performance of their duties.

Both of these incidents were intensely intimidating to the victims (reminder: all American Citizens) who were able establish their identities and their citizenship.  When they were allowed the opportunity.

Are you contemplating a vacation tour of Colorful Canada this summer?  Plan to come back to America?




Now, if you were not a credentialed American, and you were crossing our SOUTHERN border?

No problem.

There is a moral to this story, but I fail to see it.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’ | CNS News

Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’ | CNS News: (CNSNews.com) –
(January 24, 2014)

Speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the approximately 11 million people who are in the country illegally have “earned the right to be citizens.”


Oh, really?  And if they are "in the country illegally", perhaps the Honorable Secretary will explain exactly what they have done to have "earned the right to be citizens"?

Was it something passive?  Were they born here, of US Citizens?

Probably not. If they were, Johnson would not have said they were "in the country illegally".  Natural Born Citizens are not illegally in this country.

How else could they have earned the right?  Was it something which 'actively' did?

For example, did they apply for entry to this, which (to them, is a "Foreign Country"?  Did they apply for immigration?  Apparently not.

One path to citizenship is to enlist in the American military, and earn their citizenship as a result of their military service.

But ... 11,000,000 soldiers who came to this country to fight for this country?  A that level, that wouldn't be 'citizen-soldiers', that would Janissaries.  No, slavery is no longer practiced in this country.

Johnson said: “An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows”.  What does that mean?  What shadow ... is that the shadow of having entered the country illegally?  And who cast that shadow?

Or is it all George W. Bush's fault?  Or my fault, or yours? 
 (Have I mentioned that Johnson was  appointed by President Obama?)

He said: "“It is also, frankly, in my judgment, a matter of who we are as Americans to offer the opportunity to those who want to be citizens, who’ve earned the right to be citizens, who are present in this country--many of whom came here as children--to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens.”

I'm confused.  But I'm old and ignorant, so perhaps someone can explain to me why he seems to say one thing and then the complete opposite in the same sentence.  It sounds to me as if he's saying that the people he has already described as illegal have 'earned the right' simply by finding themselves within the borders of the United States of America ... without permission.

Which strongly implies that they have broken American border laws to be here; and if you are successful, that's all you have to do to "Earn The Right".

“The five core missions of the Department of Homeland Security are guarding against terrorism, securing our borders, enforcing our nation’s immigration laws, safeguarding cyberspace and critical infrastructure in partnership with the private sector, and supporting emergency preparedness and response efforts at every level,”  Johnson said.
What part of those core missions are supported by endowing citizenship on people who ignore our borders and our immigration laws?    We can acknowledge their poverty and their desire to improve their lives by moving to a nation which has a more robust infrastructure and superior social programs, but should they become our problem, arbitrarily and unilaterally?  If we are paying to resolve their problems, shouldn't we be consulted? 

“Common sense immigration reform is supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, businesses, and if the polls (are) to be believed, the majority of the American people”
The polls have NEVER said that:  the polls have said that we should secure our borders and enforce immigration laws.  Which, I believe, is what Mr. Johnson said earlier in his preamble, is part of The five core missions of the Department of Homeland Security.

 Which is HIS JOB!

Johnson said. “Border security is inseparable from homeland security.”

But if his opinion is that his job is to hold two diametrically opposed priorities on the same subject, then he either is a lying son-of-a-bitch or he is failing to deal with his cognitive dissonance.  In either case, he is obviously the wrong man for the job.

Or a liberal.  And in our current POLITICAL situation, it's perfectly okay to NOT do your job, as long as you are a good Liberal.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Gun Lobby And A Dumb Law Are Keeping Us From Safer Guns

The Gun Lobby And A Dumb Law Are Keeping Us From Safer Guns:
(July 16, 2014)   The Huffington Post

If Loretta Weinberg is so adamant about the efficacy of "Smart Guns", why is she offering a "deal
to the NRA that she will withdraw what she has already admitted is a dumb law?

Just another Liberal Democrat end-run, for political purposes?  Probably, but pity the poor Huffington Post Writer who is charged by his editor of keeping up with the Politics while pretending to understand the issues ... which he (admittedly) DOES NOT!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pee-waddin'

Inspired by Never Yet Melted's "I'm Not Doing That" post today, I can't resist the urge to offer this 2013 version of YouTube's "Best of the Web".

If some of this doesn't scare the Pee-Waddin' out of you, you're braver than I am.