Background Checks

Lots of talk about “expanding” background checks for firearms purchases. Lots of reasonable people on both sides of the argument disagree what that would mean. But so far no one seems to have suggested the obvious – probably because so few in the argument have ever actually participated in what goes into buying a firearm.

So here’s my solution:

Take the firearm OUT of the background check!

Why should NICS need to know that I’m buying a Glock 19, serial number XY1234? They only need to know that I want to purchase a legal firearm. Period. I’m either allowed, or not – there’s no such thing as “you can buy this .22, but not that mean old .45.”

The current process has me (and the FFL holding seller) filling out a form that not only exhaustively identifies me, but also the make, model, and serial number of the firearm I want to purchase. If there’s no desire to create a national database of firearms, there’s no need for that information.

In fact, if you take out the firearm, the background check could be used for other purposes, too! Hell, I’d run one on myself every year, just like a credit report, just to see what’s out there about me. (and to keep them guessing)

Take the firearm out of the background check, and more people would be more comfortable with insisting on more background checks for more firearms sales.

What say you?

Lowering Gun Violence

This via Jon McNaughton.  I have no idea the validity of the numbers, but the sentiment is thought provoking.
This morning I was reading a blog entry on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze when I ran across this blogger’s words.  I thought it was rather interesting.  Here is the post:

Rangerskippy said:
Want to see a liberals go speechless on gun control? Ask these questions.
Do you know that blacks make up 12.5% of the population, but do ½ of the nation’s murders?
Do you know that by lowering black murder rates to the same as whites, we would lower the national murder per capita rate by 40%, we would also have a murder rate as low as the lowest nations in Europe, and we would save thousands of black lives?
Would you like to save black lives? What do you suggest we do to lower black murder rates?
Do you know that 70% of our murders in the US are gang related? Other than having his DOJ give “assault weapons” to Mexican drug gangs, what is Obama doing to combat gang violence?
Do you know that that our violent crimes are intrinsically tied to liberal welfare programs? Do you suggest we start phasing out these programs, being they have not succeeded in lowing poverty rates, but have instead raised it.
Do you realize that for three decades, MTV has continuously portrayed the black man as a thuggish brute that has bitches and hoes, walks around adorned in gaudy gold jewelry, wearing clownish clothes three times too big, is a gangster, and has contributed to blacks glorifying a criminal lifestyle?
libs will not be able to answer my questions above, nor will they even want to admit to the truth of those statistics
Criminality is not genetic, nor has it ever been.
Skin color is benign and non-behavioral. People do not commit crimes because of the color of their skin.
What we do know, is that democrat programs, welfare, multicultural education, MTV, violent rap… have all contributed to a serious problem of violence and murder within the black communities in the US.
Because of the liberal mandated laws of political correctness, no one is supposed to speak of these facts, nor do liberals want anyone to try to solve these problems. It detracts from their agenda
Notice that over 500 people (mostly black) were murdered in Chicago, this year alone. The mass majority were killed via cheap or stolen hand guns. Less that 3% were killed with a rifle of any type, but Obama and the libs are clamoring for banning rifles. What does that tell us? It would seem to me that libs believe that rich white kids from Connecticut matter, but blacks from the South Side of Chicago do not, otherwise, Obama and crowd would be talking lowering murder rates, and not outlawing the least used weapon in crimes.
Contrary to popular belief, most AR owners, use them for sport. we shoot national match at Camp Perry, do 3-gun, Varmint shoots, and NRA high-power matches. They are too expensive for criminals.
(Note: I used my editorial judgement to correct a few minor typos)
This is definitely NOT something you’ll hear discussed on the evening news.  Where are the President’s priorities again?

The fans write letters!

As promised, this one from the “fans of reality tv” file:

This one from one “Breanna (aka Rihanna) Riles“, who has obviously worked long and hard at her studies to write the following:

“hello my name is breanna and u may not know me but im from bessemer alabama u may not have heard of it cause its a small town im writeing you because i want you to know how great you show is i mean i love the bad girls club hell lol i sometime be talking to myself acting like im in the bad girls club i wouold really love to meet you hopefully if my prayers come true by the way im not a stucker but i really really want join your show i think i can bring it some of that down south feeling lol i just wanted you to know you have a great show and it can changes someone like me. it was nice writing you and pray that i could meet you someday you have a nice day”

Such literary talent!  I, on the other hand, was apparently having a bad day.  Here’s my response:

If you think some stupid fucking “reality” tv show is mean, wait till you get an email from a guy who went out of his way to ensure morons like you don’t write him messages about some stupid fucking “reality” tv show.
Seriously.  Only a sub-functional illiterate could breeze past my carefully placed warnings that I am not a hollyweird producer victimizing young morons like yourself for the entertainment of the simple minded, and insist on sending a message like yours to me anyway.
If your prayers are in fact to join in on that action, I suggest you first find a new religion.
In fact, go now, run to your mother and beg her forgiveness for turning out to be such a loser.
Then go back to school, learn a skillset that will get you somewhere in life, and forget you ever tried to sacrifice whatever decency and self-respect you might have had for a few dollars.
P.S.  Proper capitalization, punctuation, and well-formed sentences will take you far in life.  Start your quest for an education with English 101.
Apparently I hit a nerve.  Young Ms. Breanna/Rihanna/Confused came back with this clever retort:
look here you dick face and you look well i dont give a dame put it so the world could see cause i dont give a fuck and if u thought the last email i sent you was stupied and dum well you dam sure gone think this is and guess what i dont give a fuck cause what you can do is kiss my fat ass and make sure you put this on there to bitch while you at it now dont you write me back and with that said you have yourself a  a nice day
Ahh, the innocence of youth.  How sweet.

Surely we can’t be this stupid?

The President’s spokesman, the former President’s wife (now Secretary of State), and the propaganda media are all repeating the great lie that muslim savages throughout the world have a clue about some video on youtube that “offends” the offensive animals that follow islam.  Supposedly this obscure video has led rabid animals throughout the muslim world to gnaw through their leashes and attack the most recognizable symbol of stupid internet videos throughout the world:  The Embassies of  these United States.

Propagandists have long stated that a great lie, repeated often enough, will become accepted as truth, and they’re sure as hell trying to prove it now.

The savage animals in question only needed an excuse to attack the United States on the anniversary of their most famous attack on the United States, 9/11.

It’s well past time to recognize these savage animals are not, and cannot be our friends.  Decades of outreach and capitulation has gained nothing.  Offerings of friendship are seen as weakness, they only understand strength.

My suggestion:  Empty our embassies of everything we care about.  Let the savage animals roll in and set up house.  In fact, leave pictures of goats and young boys in there to draw in even more of them.  Then use the embassy as target practice for some rather large munitions.  Preferably, not not necessarily, of the tactical nuclear variety.  Our embassy is sovereign land; surely we’re free to do with it as we please?

And even if you won’t do that, at least have the intestinal fortitude to STOP SENDING THESE SAVAGE ANIMALS MONEY.

There is no amount of capitulation that will satisfy these rabid little beasts.  Like any other, these need to be destroyed to stem the tide of infection.  Any other response is to them, dhimmitude.  I suggest we immediately begin following the example of a century ago, and use their primitive superstitions against them.


So today I heard a news piece on the radio about the commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan flying in to a village to personally apologize to some perfectly innocent Afghani citizens who happened to get blown to bits while harboring taliban shitheads simply trying to hold a wedding party.  Apparently there was a group of American soldiers/sailors/airmen/Marines taking fire from said shitheads afghani citizens, so an airstrike was called in on the building the gunfire was coming from.  Now, the aforementioned shitheads afghanis had, as shitheads are wont to do, were hanging out with their buds taken the wedding party hostage and wouldn’t let them leave.  So the airstrike came, the shitheads and the fine upstanding citizens were all killed.

And somehow this is all our fault.

Well, here’s my idea of how that apology should go:

I’m sorry your fathers, sons, and brothers are completely insane animals who love death.  I’m sorry your fathers, sons, and brothers care nothing about your safety.  I’m sorry your fathers, sons, and brothers are ready, willing, and eager to use you as human shields.  I’m sorry your fathers, sons, and brothers suffer from a degenerate religion illness that makes them believe that you all will go on to heaven to live like proverbial pigs in slop if they only cause their and your deaths while serving their degenerate religious masters.  I’m sorry your fathers, sons, and brothers behave in ways that force good men to put them down like the rabid animals that they are, and that you sometimes get caught in the line of fire.  I have no idea how long it will take you to realize that only you can end this cycle, and I’m sorry good people have to put their lives on the line in an effort to get that message through your thick, simple skulls.  I’m sorry for your miserable existence.  And I’m sorry that when we leave, your people will still be dying every day, but you’ll no longer have any hope of a better life.

Anything less would be an insult.

Blatant Illiteracy

My contact page is there because I honestly believe that there are valid reasons to leave a reason for people to contact the proprietor of a web page.  It’s unfortunate that I share names with a freak in hollyweird that has experienced success feeding manure to idiots.  That being said, I’ve gone above and beyond the call to inform people that I’m not him, and messages left here will never get there.

The picture here shows the page in question.  It’s pretty clear, I think?

And yet, weekly… sometimes daily… I get emails regarding “that show”.  Mostly with poorly formed ideas, grammatically incorrect suggestions, and moronically worded offers to sacrifice themselves on the altar of “music” television.

I try to be nice… or at least not too mean.  It’s just getting harder and harder.  Posting this is mildly cathartic; let’s see if it helps.

Quote of the Day

Young, dumb girl working the register at Food Lion after I walked directly to front of the empty line to check out:
“Good thing you got here when you did, if you’d been five minutes sooner, you’d have had to wait fifteen minutes to check out.”

Yep. 5 minutes sooner, and I’ve have been stuck in a time warp!

To think I missed it by thiiiiis much!

Where do we sign up for these jobs?

Seriously. Someone went back to work after an extra long lunch one day, and to justify his time says “I was watching a bus idle for TWO HOURS!” The asshole probably got an award.

School Bus Company to Implement Anti-Idling Program and Pay Penalties under the Clean Air Act

In fall 2010, an EPA inspector observed Durham school buses idling for extended periods of time in school bus lots in Storrs, Conn., Worcester, Mass. and Johnston, R.I.  The inspector observed some buses idling for close to two hours before departing the bus lot to pick up school children. The state idling regulations in question, which are enforceable by EPA, generally limit idling in Connecticut to three minutes and in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to five minutes.

And they wonder why government employees have a bad name?

Seriously… fall of 2010?  I imagine the driver was COLD waiting for the little snot noses to get around to getting on the bus.  And if the EPA “inspector” observed someone breaking the rules, why didn’t he make the correction?  Again… probably an award involved.  Cash award, I’m sure.

IT pays

I’ve lately become a fan of Lonerider Beer’s “Sweet Josie”, and tonight, while attempting to access their website, I am greeted with this bullshit:


So… who forgot to register the freaking domain?  Who’s the manager in charge of hiring a competent IT geek?  This is inexcusable.  I buy enough of your beer myself to pay for a damned domain registration.  Get off the godaddy kick and move to a ‘real’ registrar while you’re at it.

Maybe I’ll go see if I can’t buy the domain… that’d teach ’em.

Rush to Judgement.

Am I the only one who didn’t realize the Martin/Zimmerman case was over a month old when it was introduced by the media?

Did those seeking to use this case for political gains use that month to try to clean it up for public dissemination?

After all that time, why were we presented with such a parade of baby pictures of one party, and mug shots of the other?

Why did it take so much effort to locate Martin’s “old” twitter account, his current photographs, an idea of his real persona?

The media, the political machine, the racially divisive “community leaders”… they’ve all brought us a carefully manicured story designed to create the outrage we’re experiencing now.

Sheeple are on TV, radio, on the internet, and in the halls of congress right now, being led down that path of outrage, willingly and eagerly.


Trayvon Martin

Well, this case might just get interesting.

Apparently, a witness has emerged, who says Martin attacked Zimmerman.

Let the riots begin!  Oh, wait… apparently, the witness may also be something other than a privileged white male.

Still doesn’t justify Zimmerman following Martin in the first place.  Still doesn’t justify the self-proclaimed neighborhood watch ‘captain’ carrying a firearm.  In fact, Martin might have felt he was defending himself… ‘stand your ground’ being the rule of law… when he took Zimmerman to the ground and started pounding on him.  Of course, at that point, Zimmerman would have been clearly defending himself by using his firearm.

I guess this witness’ testimony doesn’t really change anything after all.

Everything about this case sucks – the kid was apparently completely harmless, and in no way deserved his fate. The moron who shot him was an overzealous “wanna-be” cop and deserves to be punished for his horrible mistake. All that being said, could we please use a picture of seventeen year old Trayvon, and put away the pictures of twelve year old Trayvon?

Hell, if we’re going to play that game, why not show him even younger?  Oh, wait… that’s being done, too.

Sure, the picture of this man as a child makes everyone feel all warm and sympathetic for his family – he’s such a pleasant looking young man, afterall – but he wasn’t a little child the night he was shot, he was as close to a grown man as can be without being eighteen, and that probably had something to do with the way the moron reacted to him.

And what’s up with the picture being used on his memorial brochure?  No sign of anything this recent on the evening news… just not baby-faced enough, I suppose.

Go ahead, do a Google image search for “Trayvon Martin”.  Check out the pictures of news broadcasts talking about the “seventeen year old” but showing pictures of a child.  Disgusting the way the public is so blatantly being manipulated.

I’m not trying to justify his murder, just saying he wasn’t a child, and it’s patently false to keep showing his frakking baby pictures.


Happy New Year!

Let’s hope this year brings an end to the ridiculous situation we’ve endured for the last three years, and blows wide the theory that an ancient culture mapped out our demise.

Me, I’m just going to enjoy my black eyed peas and hope for the best!

Spies like us…?

I subscribe to a number of email newsletters, and a number of my subscriptions have spawned new subscriptions. That’s bad enough (bastards selling each other (or ‘sharing’) mailing lists), but today I got an email from one of the hellspawn asking why I haven’t opened their emails in awhile. Hmm. The only way for an emailer to know if an email is read is to have “response requests”, ala MS Outlook, (which I would never honor), or encoded images tied to each email sent that download from a server that tracks which are viewed. I also don’t download embedded images for most emails, and I’m guessing that’s the tactic these assholes are using to determine whether or not I read their little missives. Did I mention this group calls themselves the “American Center for Law and Justice?” The irony is inescapable. What do you want to bet I am unable to successfully unsubscribe from them?

Today, among other things, I am thankful for the gmail SPAM filter.


ADDENDUM.  I just ran across a new (to me!) feature of GMAIL!  When I hit the “mark as SPAM” button, a popup offered to “attempt to unsubscribe.”  Very cool.  Maybe it’ll even work.

Open up and say “Ahhhhh!”

60’s flashbacks anyone?

“Police made repeated loud-hail commands and officers on the ground reiterated those commands for people to clear the street and leave the area. A confrontation occurred between a group of protestors who would not disperse. Projectiles were thrown at police and an unidentified man struck a police horse.

During this confrontation, police deployed pepper spray on 20-year-old Elizabeth Evon Nichols. Nichols had been told by police repeatedly to disperse. Immediately following the pepper spray, officers applied water to Nichols’ face. She was then arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with a Police Officer.

Nichols was also arrested by the Federal Protective Service (FPS) previously on Sunday November 13, after police removed her from a cement block in which she was chained during the clearing of Terry Schrunk Plaza.”