Friday, May 22, 2015

What's up is down and what's down is up. Or is it?

Journalists in Fantasyland: How Anti-Gun Media Convince Themselves Gun Ownership Is Declining

Judge's order bars enforcement in Oregon gold mine dispute

The federal government and southern Oregon gold miners have each taken a step back from tensions over a mining claim where a constitutional activist group has posted armed guards. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is holding off enforcement action. The miners have agreed not to work the claim until their appeal of the agency's decision against their operation is resolved. The deal was affirmed Wednesday in a decision from an Interior Board of Land Appeals administrative law judge forbidding the BLM to enforce an order halting work at the mine. The judge noted the miners were not going to try to mine, and BLM did not oppose the stay.

"Who hath measured the ground?" 'White supremacists infiltrate US police departments: Researcher.' LATER: Oh, I get it now. Press TV is based in TEHERAN.

Messenger: My lord high constable, the English lie within fifteen hundred paces of your tents.
Constable: Who hath measured the ground?
-- Shakespeare, Henry the Fifth, Act 3, Scene 7.
Federal data shows that white supremacists and “terrorists” have infiltrated law enforcement departments across the United States and have killed thousands of people, according to a researcher and historian in Washington.
Riiight. Well, my first question on reading this was, "Who hath measured the ground?"
I'd never heard of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, and discovered some interesting facts.
BANCO is headed by convicted election fraudster Edward Pinkney.
"Some people in town would call you a con man," Bohn said.
"Some people call me a hero, too," Pinkney responded.
"You used multiple aliases. You used different Social Security numbers. What do you say to those claims? " asked Bohn.
"Thank you, this is over," Pinkney said while shutting his front door and refusing to answer any further questions.
Just how someone affiliated with BANCO can get his name in a story without that organization's past crimes being mentioned is, to say the least, journalistic malpractice.
Later: My comment posted at the article site:
Just exactly how is it that you treat this "researcher" seriously when he is associated with BANCO, an organization founded by convicted election fraudster and race hustler Edward Pinkney? By not mentioning that organization's criminal history, you are committing journalistic malpractice. Don't you find it the least bit damning that this "researcher" claims BANCO on his CV? But of course, to mention these facts would be to cast doubt on the entire story, wouldn't it? -- Mike Vanderboegh, Pinson AL
LATER: Oh, I get it now. My comment showed up when posted but then was quickly deleted. So I went to Press TV and discovered that it is based in Teheran, Iran.
Wikipedia reports:
Press TV is a 24-hour English language news organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The IRIB is state-owned but independent of the Iranian government in its management; the IRIB is a legal TV and radio broadcaster. PressTV headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran.
Criticizing the mullah-heads for propaganda is like blaming rattlesnakes for biting or handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.

Oath Keepers' Facebook Page Hacked.

"This is to notify everyone that our Facebook page has been hacked, with the hacker having posted many extreme foul language posts. Oath Keepers, and our members, have no connection to these hacked posts, and we apologize to anyone who was offended by them, as we were. Hackers are vile creatures who love to create havoc wherever they can. Our website administrators will clear up the problem as soon as possible. We ask for your indulgence."

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GOA supporters to question presidential hopefuls in ‘tele-town hall meeting'

Evidently opposed to inclusion of uncompromising gun rights constituencies in the electoral decision-making process, the “progressive” group People for the American Way attempted to pressure Sen. Cruz and others to withdraw from the planned events. Instead of discussing the proper role of government in relation to the Second Amendment, an attack piece “press release” published yesterday resorted to smearing GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt by implying he is a violent racist, and tried to scare GOP candidates away from being affiliated with “the most extreme elements of their party’s base.”

Feds go after biker gang members... by claiming the rights to their logos.

What horsecrap. Prosecutors want to make the Mongols Nation biker badge illegal. Police say removing gang logos diminishes the gang's power. The government will use legal precedent to make other biker badges illegal. 'The logo itself furthers a criminal enterprise,' says one source.

Hardly surprising.

George Stephanopoulos sought gun control debate in Bill Clinton administration

Tee shirt update.

After being sidetracked by the Colorado trip and its after effects and the other medical misadventures since then, I'm back on the job of getting the backordered tee shirts to those of you still waiting. Mea culpa. I'm sorry that I let this slip more than bit.

Should Christians Own Guns?

Uh, yeah.
Man is made in God’s image. Careless disregard for life means disregard for God’s law and hypocrisy towards the creator and His words. Hand-wringing over guns versus knives or clubs or pepper spray or locked doors just means that you’re straining at a gnat in order to swallow a camel. You don’t care about the women or children. You’re a self-absorbed, self righteous, pampered product of the effete chattering class, unnecessary to and a bad fit for the very people to whom you are speaking. No one is listening any more.

Oregon road trip plans falling through. Improvising, adapting and overcoming.

My original plan for a co-driver has fallen through. I am trying to arrange for a replacement (or replacements). At the moment, I may have to fly. (Arrrgh.) The critical days for being out there are Saturday the 30th (Salem), Sunday (Coos Bay) and Monday (and perhaps Tuesday) at the scene of the mine standoff outside Medford so I can do my own assessment of the situation there and see how I can help. The problem is finding someone who can take more than a week to help me accomplish that via road. That's 2500 miles out, 2600 miles back and probably at least another 400 miles between points out there. Way too much for this old cripple by himself.

"The constitutional case for interposition and nullification."

Madison, in The Federalist No. 46, went further yet. He stated that, in the event of national governmental violation of the rights of states or their citizens, “the State governments with the people on their side would be able to repel the danger” through the power of “citizens with arms in their hands.”

Will Grigg: False Flags, Biker Gangs, and the PATCON Legacy

Will provides some background.

The return of Sid Vicious

Just in case y'all don't remember this piece of collectivist excrement from the 90s.
There is nothing new in human history about courtiers. If James I could have his Duke of Buckingham, Bill and Hillary could have their Sidney Blumenthal. But the whiff of venom attended much of what Blumenthal did. He was noted for his conspiratorial thinking and nasty, highly personalized, whisper-campaign politics. Much can be learned about his smash-mouth style by studying the social behavior of the spotted hyena.

Follow the Soros money trail to hired Ferguson protestors

It is now coming to light that not only did Soros pour the gasoline on the city, but lit the match as well. It was more or less suspected that there was someone behind the Ferguson protests. Now we have the smoking gun.

You bet yer ass it threatens unrestrained democracy. That's the way the Founders intended it.

The "government-monopoly-of-violence advocates" have finally decided that they can't be silent about armed civil disobedience any longer: Groups warn Oregon mine militia dispute threatens democracy.
A coalition of public policy advocates warned on Tuesday that a group of armed conservative activists who have been guarding a mine in southern Oregon for over a month are a sign of an emerging violent anti-government movement.
The groups behind the newly formed "Ballots Not Bullets" coalition said they will seek to promote democracy over what they call militia-style extremism and will try to counter these kinds of movements nationwide.
Created by seven organizations including the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Catholics in Alliance for Common Good, Ballots Not Bullets is a response to an ongoing legal battle between the owners of a mining claim outside the small Oregon town of Medford and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. . .
"It is a rejection of any kind of democratic compromise and the endorsement of the use of weapons and violence to get your way," said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a coalition member.
I've got news fer ya, Markie, you don't get to compromise our natural, God-given and inalienable rights, no matter how many elections you collectivists win. The Founders viewed unrestrained democracy as just as great a threat to liberty as monarchy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Murdered executive supported ‘gun control’-backing politician

That's not stated bluntly in order to "blame the victims," but to keep more from being helplessly butchered. Likewise, no one who is sane would blame the knife, or the bludgeon, or the flames these people were killed with, but had a gun been used, is there any doubt that would have been exploited? The demonic savagery taken out on these unfortunate souls should once more “bring home” that monstrous evil can happen anytime, anywhere, even in exclusive neighborhoods and to the most unlikely of people. We owe it to ourselves and those we care about to consider our defensive options if it does, and not to let anyone else dictate our choices.

File this under "Anecdotes of Societal Collapse." Another persuasive argument, if any were needed, for home schooling.

Middle School Teacher Let Students Have Sex In Classroom

Oh, fer cryin' out loud.

"Boy Scouts of America bans water gun fights; ‘pointing a firearm’ is not kind."

Brady-Campaign-Endorsed Alan Grayson wants to be a U.S. Senator from Florida, but he's got a little baggage. Make that a lot of baggage.

Back in 2008, Alan Grayson was endorsed by the Brady Bunch. In 2012, he made a commercial showing him waving a prop gun around that was later dropped because it might offend the Bradys. Now we're finding out more about this schmuck's character and it ain't pretty.
"Alan Grayson called cops on wife for buying groceries with his credit card."

A Retired Army Officer Reacts to Congressman Gohmert's Take on Jade Helm.

A retired Army officer forwarded me Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert's take on Jade Helm 15: "Changes needed in Jade Helm military exercises." So I asked him, "What do YOU think?" To which he responded:
Much as Gohmert does: Our wargames, command-post and field-exercise scenarios never depicted the sovereign States; it was not ever done, regardless whether "hostile," "permissive" or "uncertain". Fictitious country names were always used. Often the territories would be carved up so as to not even match State boundaries.
Jade Helm 15 is different. Texas hostile? Utah hostile? Who knew? Quelle surprise.
Either the administration put out some "guidance" specifying these precise exercise parameters to the (military) exercise planners, or some (military) exercise planners are simply going along with the latest political memes - and no one in (military) authority has reined them in. [We have seen this before, spontaneously, when local school administrators, working with local police, conducted "react to the local terrorist threat" drills (traumatizing the staff and kids, usually), where Christian homeschoolers were named as the threat. This sort of thing is quite expected, given current societal memes.]
There is a great deal of conservative, traditional American angst over the potential for misdirection and/or blatant tyrannical action by this rogue administration. And having a military whose highest leadership has lost its way by assuming its slavish obedience to its civilian master equals fidelity to their constitutional duty doesn't help settle the collective jitters, either.
So while I think that angst is understandable, for all the reasons Gohmert lists, nevertheless I do not think that Jade Helm 15 is going to result in a sudden jump to processing local conservatives into concentration camps.
Like Denninger, I do question a number of stated premises. Most obviously the working-up with local, state and federal police agencies concerning TTP's that can only be described as population control.
While there is nothing (conceptually) wrong with the US Military conducting training exercises on the economy, it has not been large-scale US military practice since WW II. Prior to WWII, it was common. But it needs to be done with a respect for the people of the United States that this administration utterly lacks.
To quote Rep. Gohmert: "The map of the exercise needs to change, the names on the map need to change, and the tone of the exercise needs to be completely revamped so the federal government is not intentionally practicing war against its own states."
And I will add that the Military needs to get back to earning the trust of the American people by not kow-towing to a partisan administration. Senior military leaders need to show a little backbone.
Yeah, I know. It is to laugh.