Sunday, August 2, 2015
On the way back to Alabama. I will sort out my experiences yesterday and try to post a report tonight. Be sure and see the link about the latest Fast and Furious revelation. Maybe this will get one of the GOP presidential wannabes to bring the subject up during the debates. George Bush's sin (among his others) was not opening up the bureaucracy to increasing scrutiny through an honest FOIA process and not cleaning out the agencies of Clintonistas in high places. Hope springs eternal for the future, but it is not the way to bet. Still, I'm proud of the time we bought for the liberty movement. Hope y'all made use of it.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
I'm talking a little treason with me comrades, as Michael O'Flynn in The Quiet Man said. I am also going to attend my 45th high school class reunion, something I have never done since graduation. (The fact of my graduation was actually the subject of serious wagering at the time, with my math teacher losing out ten bucks to the journalism teacher on the proposition that I would not graduate. The journalism teacher thought I just might sneak by, and I did. It was, however, a close run thing, as Wellington said of Waterloo.) This is the first trip in a while that I have made principally just for my self. Rosey is with me, and we have an armed house sitter so everything should be hunky-dory. Should be either fun, strange or a severe disappointment -- perhaps all three at once. We'll see.
Bob Owens, who never met an open carry demonstration he liked nor loaned his voice to support the ongoing armed civil disobedience movement, gets all warm and fuzzy about someone else's advocacy of We Will Not Comply.
I guess as long as it's just someone else's words he's cool with it. . . as long as it goes no further than words. Can you imagine how he and the other Internet prags like General Sebastian Snowflake would react to THIS if it happened today? They'd piss their pants. By the way, today is the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Athens. Remember to hoist a glass to those brave veterans who rebelled against a corrupt political machine, shot back and, oh by the way, blew the front off the county jail with explosives. It is easy to praise men long dead, whose actions you can safely approve of without risk to yourself. It is another to risk your own ass emulating them, as millions of the armed citizenry are doing in CT, NY, MD, CO, WA and OR. Owens, by this approving column, reveals himself to be among the biggest hypocrites in the firearm rights movement. . . and a spineless weasel as well.
PS: I sent a copy of this post to him so that he would be fully informed. I never say anything about anyone that I wouldn't say to his or her face.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Marines Leaders Finally Embrace the M4 Carbine. Also: "More Powerful, Special-Ops Sniper Rifle Unlikely for Marine Snipers."
"Change is slow. Marine Corps senior leaders have always had an extreme fondness for anything that can double as a club for beating the enemy to death."
Perhaps. However, there is also this comment which I believe to be on point: "I don't see any disadvantage -- the M-16A4 is a good weapon and in open combat in Afghanistan been proven better than the kiddy M-4 in open area combat." I suppose if you think we will ALWAYS be fighting in cities . . .
Also for the traditionalists: The U.S. Marine Corps is sticking with its Vietnam-era, M40 sniper rifle series, despite complaints from scout snipers who say they need the modern, longer-range weapons used by special-ops snipers. Marine scout snipers are considered to be among the best snipers in the world, but many are frustrated at the limitations of the current M40A5 sniper rifle. The A5 is based on the Remington M700 short-action design that's chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO, like the original M40 Marines used in Vietnam.
Well, it WAS in San Francisco. What did he expect? Groped by government. A lot of that going around.
He said that he confronted the staff member and complained about the treatment only to be rebuffed by the man, who repeatedly said "That’s just your opinion."
"Three Percent" Empire builder Trask takes offense. A short tutorial on the folly of trying to teach your Grandma how to suck eggs.
In response to my post "Poseurs and provocateurs. Any stupid ass can call himself a Three Percenter, the proof is in the practice of principle," we now have this reply from Three Percent Empire builder Robert Trask (spelling and punctuation as in the original):
You men watch to much TV I've been 3% I'm a leader in Kentucky born Alabama offered to hel try to grow the group my number is 502-706-1632 why don't you be men and come to a man instead of posting bullshit you don't know anything about there's my number.
Well, Mr. Trask, I'm a bit busy at the moment and frankly completely uninterested in conversing with you on the phone. If I took the time to do so for every person who seems to have misunderstood the Three Percent concept I would get nothing else done. I will make the following observations.
1. Anyone who wants to "grow (their) group" two states away from where his ass is sitting by accepting help from any jackleg who "offers to help" is fairly begging to be laughed at. Because . . .
2. In any large, top-down organization (which you seem determined to have out of whatever motive that can only be guessed at -- failure to understand the nature of your enemy in a 4th Generation Warfare world; lack of imagination as to the probable negatives of such a move; misplaced enthusiasm at spreading an idea you apparently have failed to properly grasp; or, the simplest explanation, plain ego), personnel, my friend, is policy. If you read the post you take umbrage at, you should understand that your "help" presented himself as your representative with conduct that can be most charitably characterized as typical of a beer-swilling, pot smoking loose cannon.
That, sir, is not "bullshit (I) don't know anything about." I rather think the ignorance and the bullshit is the other way around. To use a phrase my Grandpa Vanderboegh taught me, "Son, don't try to teach your Grandma how to suck eggs." In over 20 years at this stuff, I've seen and heard it all before. You are merely the latest organizational empire builder I've run across, and not a very skillful one at that to judge from the conduct of your "help."
I urge you to rethink your principles in the light of my Three Percent Catechism. I also urge you to rethink your actions in building an "organization" that is so disorganized that you accept "help" from people who can only discredit you and the cause you claim to represent.
Thus endeth the lesson.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
From The Hill: Even the black robes are getting fed up with being lied to.
See also at Judicial Watch: "Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court over Lerner."
He must be a Sipsey Street reader. "Gun Rights Advocates Have A Devastating New Argument Against Gun Control. Here It Is."
"No wonder free Americans are done pretending the gun argument is a rational debate and are responding with an extended middle finger – and the challenge to come and take their arms. The fact remains that any outright attempt to take the arms from tens of millions of American gun owners would almost certainly result in a second Civil War. And we all know how the first Civil War went for the Democrats."
American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready? “Screw you.” That’s it. Except the first word isn’t “Screw.”
It’s not exactly a traditional argument, but it’s certainly appropriate here. The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun-control advocates because their argument is never in good faith. They slander gun owners as murderers. They lie about their ultimate aim, which is to ban and confiscate all privately owned weapons. And they adopt a pose of reasonability, yet their position is not susceptible to change because of evidence, facts or law. None of those matter – they already have their conclusion. This has to do with power – their power.You can’t argue with someone who is lying about his position or whose position is not based upon reason. You can talk all day about how crime has diminished where concealed carry is allowed, while it flourishes in Democrat blue cities where gun control is tightest. You can point to statistics showing that law-abiding citizens who carry legally are exponentially less likely to commit gun crimes than other people. You can cite examples of armed citizens protecting themselves and their communities with guns. You can offer government statistics showing how the typical American is at many times greater risk of death from an automobile crash, a fall, or poisoning than from murder by gun.But none of that matters, because this debate is not about facts. It’s about power. The liberal anti-gun narrative is not aimed at creating the best public policy but at disarming citizens the liberal elite looks down upon – and for whom weapons represent their last-ditch ability to respond to liberal overreach. Put simply, liberal elitists don’t like the fact that, at the end of the day, an armed citizenry can tell them, “No.”
Elections are beside the point in the racial collectivist identity politics of "Black Lives Matter."
"When you put it terms of 'Black lives matter,' that implies that white lives, and Asian lives, and Eskimo lives, and every other kind of lives don't matter. So we get the feeling that if this is all about some sort of race test that we can't hope to pass to your satisfaction because of who we are, not how we act, then screw you buddy, we're not gonna play that game. So the rest of us get the feeling that if our lives don't matter then why the hell should we care if you think 'black lives matter?' And it's just a little ways from there for the rest of us to conclude that black lives DON'T matter either. . . So if you wanted a slogan that the Klan could understand and use to recruit with, well, brother, that's it. So that slogan is either the worst kind of stupidity or the bastard who thought it up is trying to separate you from your natural allies or get you killed, or both. I can't think of another slogan more calculated to get an American Hitler elected, and I HATE Nazis. . . And I'll tell you something else . . .(W)hen I see these black racists of Farrakhan's bunch talking about wanting a race war I'd say they haven't looked at how the numbers stack up. Because let me tell you something about white folks at their worst. When they get scared that people are trying to kill them just because of who they are, when they get pissed off along racial lines, they don't tear up their own neighborhoods or burn down their own communities like y'all do. They come to the neighborhoods of the people who threaten them and burn THEIR communities down and kill THEM. They have burned down whole CONTINENTS. And if you don't believe me, just ask the Indians." -- Mike Vanderboegh.
I am on record as to my opinions of "Black Lives Matter."
Now comes an analyst who believes that this will bring about electoral defeat for the Dems: "Hillary and the Dems have a #blacklivesmatter problem."
This is perhaps true, but beside the point for those who promote the BLM movement. They are uncaring about short term political consequences, focusing rather on the end game (commies are real good at that). The point is to foment racial war in the streets so as to win in the larger agenda of destroying the social fabric of the country so that people will turn to them out of fear. This was the sum and substance of the manipulation of the street riots in the 60s and 70s. It is also a strategy that fits well into the long-term plans of the Klan and neoNazis.
Why do you think Hitler organized the Brown shirts and sent them out into the streets to do battle with the socialists and communists? To create chaos that would frighten the German people into turning to him. And, oh by the way, it worked. Try to think like your enemy thinks and you'll be a lot less surprised when such things happen. Lifson is analyzing this crap using the old paradigm of "Only Elections Matter." Collectivists of every stripe understand that this is no longer true, that we are moving (indeed, THEY are moving the country) into the heretofore undiscovered country of complete societal breakdown, Balkanization and destruction of the rule of law. It is there, and only there, that their own cannibal proclivities can be sated by the feasting upon the dead corpse of the Founders' Republic and their own enemies bodies.
Imagine walking through a field on a cloudless day when you suddenly hear the 130-decibel roar of a fighter jet. But you can’t spot the jet, or even tell which direction the sound is coming from. Rather, it seems to originate from the thin air in front of your face, like a shout from an angry, Old-Testament God. No, you aren’t hallucinating. And you aren’t Moses. You’re experiencing a new type of military weapon intended not to kill but to startle an enemy into retreat. It’s called the Laser-Induced Plasma Effect, or LIPE, a weapon that the U.S. military hopes to begin testing in coming months.
I once ran into a guy who scoffed at the concept of the armed citizenry standing up to the armed forces of the federal government, saying, "They'll just 'Seal Team 6' your ass." I admitted that it wouldn't even take ST6 to kill my ass, but I observed how little that would get the PTB in a "decapitation" strategy. And, apart from the many other factors in a civil war scenario that would make that a much less scary proposition than he imagined, we now know just how pitifully small ST6 really is. As formidable as they are, there ain't that many of them.