February 23, 2013

Give Up Our Gun Owners?

 Whachew Lookin' At Gringo?

Mexico has only one - as in ONE - legal gun store; it's run by the Mexican Army and is located in Mexico City.

And with only ONE legal gun shop and draconian national gun control laws, Mexico has a firearms murder rate that is three times the US.

So, hell yeah, let's approve their request and give the Mexican police a database of all gun owners in our border states. We are so very confident that Mexican law enforcement will act in a confidential and professional manner:
Mexican Police Rape Italian Tourist.

Over 150 Mexican Police Arrested In Organized Crime Bust.

US Spends Millions Trying To Fix Mexican Law Enforcement Corruption.

3200 Mexican Cops Fired For Corruption In Just One City.

Oh, wait...

Breakfast With A General

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

My E5 daughter was selected to have breakfast with the Army Chief of Staff last Thursday at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. 

 She said he's huge.

She got this challenge coin with her omelet.

February 22, 2013

The Only Gun Control That Makes Sense

Many firearms manufacturers are reacting to the proliferation of gun control laws by refusing to sell firearms, ammunition and accessories to those very same jurisdictions. New York is one of the states now blacklisted; apparently Colorado may soon join them.
A growing number of firearm and firearm-related companies have stated they will no longer sell items to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict their citizens' rights to own them.

According to The Police Loophole, 34 companies have joined in publicly stating that governments who seek to restrict 2nd Amendment rights will themselves be restricted from purchasing the items they seek to limit or ban.

NJ Christians Slaughtered By Muslim *Yawn*

 This man has been arrested for being a "good" Muslim
Why is this act of horror being ignored in the nation's media?
Where is the outrage?
Authorities in New Jersey allege a Muslim man beheaded two Coptic Christians, burying their bodies and heads and hands in separate graves near Philadelphia, bringing the horror of the persecution of Christians in Islamic nations to the United States.

According to New York’s WABC-TV, the Muslim was identified as Yusuf Ibrahim, 28. He was taken into custody after the bodies were found.

The report said investigators alleged Ibrahim killed the victims then severed their heads and hands, and buried the remains in the back yard of a home in Buena Vista, N.J.

The report said the victims were from the Coptic Christian community in the area. One of the victims had come from Egypt not many years ago.
The outrage should also be directed at the anti-Christian agenda driven media outlets that ignore these kinds of crimes.

Can you imagine the media reaction in this country if two homosexuals were beheaded by a Baptist minister?

The local NYC media gave this some play, I found mention of this in the NY Daily News, but the suspect, Yusuf Ibrahim, is neither identified as a Muslim nor are the two victims identified as Coptic Christians.

Even the NY Post, not known for ignoring sensational news, failed to report this (I searched their archives). ABC news - nuthin'.

February 21, 2013

New Federal Study - Assault Weapon Bans Are Ineffective

The whole summary can be obtained here.

This analysis of the 1994 AWB appears at the end of the National Institute of Justice, "Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies," released January 4, 2013:
"The 1994 law exempted weapons manufactured before 1994. The exemption of pre-1994 models ensures that a large stock, estimated at 1.5 million, of existing weapons would persist. Prior to the 1994 ban, assault weapons were used in 2-8% of crimes. Therefore a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.

A National Academy study of firearms and violence concluded that the weaknesses of the ban and the scientific literature suggest that the assault weapon ban did not have an effect on firearm homicides.

[...]Since assault weapons are not a major contributor to US gun homicide and the existing stock of guns is large, an assault weapon ban is unlikely to have an impact on gun violence. If coupled with a gun buyback and no exemptions then it could be effective. The 1997 Australian gun buyback was massive in scale and, while it appears to have had no effect on gun homicide, Australia has had no mass shootings since the ban was put in place."

What these knuckle=dragging academics don't say is what happened to violent crime in Australia since their 1997 weapons ban. Here is another summary:

It is a common fantasy that gun bans make society safer. In 2002 -- five years after enacting its gun ban -- the Australian Bureau of Criminology acknowledged there is no correlation between gun control and the use of firearms in violent crime. In fact, the percent of murders committed with a firearm was the highest it had ever been in 2006 (16.3 percent), says the D.C. Examiner.

Even Australia's Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:

In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent.
Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.

Moreover, Australia and the United States -- where no gun-ban exists -- both experienced similar decreases in murder rates:

Between 1995 and 2007, Australia saw a 31.9 percent decrease; without a gun ban, America's rate dropped 31.7 percent.

During the same time period, all other violent crime indices increased in Australia: assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.

Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent.

Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.

At the same time, U.S. violent crime decreased 31.8 percent: rape dropped 19.2 percent; robbery decreased 33.2 percent; aggravated assault dropped 32.2 percent.

Australian women are now raped over three times as often as American women.

And Then The Fight Started...

One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as
a Christmas gift...
The next year, I didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And then the fight started...

My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while
we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to fool around?'
'No,' she answered.. I then said,
'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..'
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."
And that's when the fight started...

I took my wife to a restaurant.
The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.
"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself."
And then the fight started...

My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his
drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking
right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he
hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on
celebrating that long?"
And then the fight started...

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting
to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had
something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat,
making beer.. Always something more important to me. Finally she
thought of a clever way to make her point.

When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall
grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing
scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into
the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again
I handed her a toothbrush. I said, "When you finish cutting the
grass, you might as well sweep the driveway.."
And then the fight started...

My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, "What's on TV?"
I said, "Dust."
And then the fight started...
Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my
lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked the
boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential
downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the
garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather
would be bad all day.
I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back
into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back; now with a different
anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is
My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my
stupid husband is out fishing in that?"
And then the fight started...
My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to over 150 in
about 3 seconds."
I bought her a bathroom scale.
And then the fight started...
After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply
for Social Security.
The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's License to
verify my age.
I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at
home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have
to go home and come back later.
The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.
She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for
me' and she processed my Social Security application.
When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at
the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped
your pants. You might have gotten disability too.'
And then the fight started...
My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.
She was not happy with what she saw and said to me,
"I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you
to pay me a compliment.'
I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."
And then the fight started...
I rear-ended a car this morning...the start of a REALLY bad day!
The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said 'I am NOT Happy!'
So I said, 'Well, which one ARE you then?'
And then the fight started... 

H/T to Dean

February 20, 2013

A Seat Next To His Father ... In Hell

Gov. Cuomo points out where he gets his abortion scissors sharpened.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is preparing to relax standards for late term abortions. This would allow a woman to get an abortion if her health is at risk "rather than just, as current law states, when her life is in danger — a significantly lower threshold." Of course this means that if a woman's mental health is at risk, she will be able to murder her child so she can feel better.

I remember Gov. Mario Cuomo and his moral shake n' bake as he tried to justify to Catholics his personal repugnance for abortion but stated that he would not allow his religious faith to dictate public policy. Then he'd flip flop and allow his so-called "fait"h to interfere with the public's demand for capital punishment.

Andrew has had expert instruction from his father in espousing convoluted moral positions. This talent will earn them both a place of honor at Satan's table. Bon appetit boys.

February 18, 2013

Politics Of Division

The National Review has a great article on crime and corruption, "Gangsterville," that lays out Chicago's reputation for violence. Gangs have been the warp and weave of crime in most of America's largest urban centers, but Chicago's resistance to the nation's decrease in violent crime can be attributed to something other than criminal intransigence. It's the way Chicago is wired.
You cannot really understand Chicago without understanding the careers of Larry Hoover, David Barksdale, and Jeff Fort, the three kings of the modern Chicago criminal gang. Chicago has a long history of crime syndicates, of course, including Al Capone and his epigones. In the 1950s it had ethnic street gangs of the West Side Story variety, quaint in pictures today with their matching embroidered sweaters and boyish names: the Eagles, the Dragons. But in the 1960s, marijuana began to change all that. Marijuana, that kindest and gentlest of buzzes, was a major moneymaking opportunity, both for the international syndicates that smuggled it and for the street criminals at the point of purchase. Inspired partly by Chicago’s long mob history, partly by the nascent black-liberation ethic of the day, and a great deal by the extraordinary money to be made, Chicago’s black gangs came to dominate the marijuana business — an enterprise model that would soon become supercharged by cocaine and heroin.

[...] “In the old days you had a Jeff Fort or a David Barksdale at the top of the pyramid. You had a very rigid structure, like the old Mafia, with a boss at the top, enforcers, and advisers. There was very strict enforcement of the rules — they’d beat you, maybe even kill you. And to an extent, the gangs could cooperate, because you had some structure.

[...] Worse, the move out of the projects has made it easier to bring juveniles into the gangs. “In the homes, they had a limited number of juveniles at any given time. Now, it’s unlimited,” he explains. “You have juveniles rising to positions of power, and they just don’t have the street smarts or wisdom that even a Jeff Fort would. They’re doing impulsive things that the old guard just wouldn’t have dreamt of. And the money is bigger now, too. Before, the money went straight up to Hoover, Barksdale, or Fort, but now you have 1,000 leaders all competing for that. And you have the street gangs, the Mexican cartels, the narcotics, and the violence forming a unitary cultural phenomenon.”
It's a great read, but what really caught my eye was this comment dropped by an exceptionally perceptive reader, SilverBullet77.
When a city has greater loyalty to a political party than to their own public safety then the game is lost, the Constitution a joke, and soon it will be every person for himself.

We see "Chicago" type situations all over the nation. East St. Louis rivals Chicago for squalor. Michigan is cursed with a infected set of cities: Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, and Saginaw run in a north west arch cutting through the state. Saginaw, the smallest and meanest of the lot, crossed over the Rubicon of no way of being returning to civilized society in the late '90s when a college-coed was kidnapped off the street, was shown to various crack houses as a prize before she was shot and strangled. Prosecutors were stunned over the reluctance of the people in the city to see justice done. Conversely, Saginaw votes solidly Democratic and that's what really matters.

Now, while I am deploring the violence in those cities the fact of the matter is they would never, never, never vote for a Republican. So, from a Democratic-point-of-view they are perfect. People would rather live with the murder, squalor, and lack of jobs than ever give up their pet sin: envy. "That Republican has a better life than you," a Democratic politician will successfully point out of his political rival. Envy, is the perfect gateway sin because it breeds resentment and resentment can justify anything. The Democratic party at this point can't use falsehoods, theft, and murder with out first employing their ace-of-ace: envy.

Chicago, Detroit, East LA, downtown Cleveland, East St. Louis, the large urban areas of Michigan are all solidly Democratic and it matters not that they resemble third-world-hell-holes. They are perfect Democratic machines.

That is the ultimate future of America.

February 17, 2013

Deputy Dawg

A UK cop is being investigated for submitting a doggie police report after the courts screwed up. Story here.

So Call Me Maybe?

Our Nation's new Secretary of State, John "Medals" Kerry, don't get no respect from those rotten Rooskies.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s Tuesday call to his Russian counterpart has gone unanswered for nearly a week after North Korea tested a nuclear device.

It is not the first time Moscow has not returned calls from the State Department: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had difficulty getting through to her counterpart when she was in the post.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday that “the Foreign Minister has not yet chosen to return the call” to Kerry, but that Kerry was “relaxed about this” and not concerned.

Medals Kerry Pining Over Putin

I threw my medals away,
How many I cannot say
They were a lie anyway
But they got in my my way

I coulda been President,
The Swifties wouldn't relent
My campaign fell in descent
And they got in my way.

Syrian rebels are shootin'',
The Jews stay firm, they ain't scootin'
Benghazi facts disputin'
OMG where are you Putin?

Hey, things are hot now,
North Korea's crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?

World events,
Comin' at me baby,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?