Monday, January 26, 2015

Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives

“People are this angry about it. They feel as if they are already not represented and essentially they have been betrayed by most of the people they just worked to elect in November,” said Mr. Deace. “That’s why people are angry at this, because they realize the people that are in charge of our party don’t believe in almost anything in our party platform. They don’t. They are just treacherous.”

Jay Dobyns' post on CleanUpATF.org

Katie Pavlich published a great piece today. So have Tim Stellar, David Hardy, David Codrea, Mark Walters and Mike Vanderbough in days previous. I understand another piece will publish tomorrow in a major newspaper. I do not know if it will be as scathing as those published by these reporters. Time will tell.

Global warming strikes again.

Cuomo warns streets, public transit could be closed Monday as potentially historic blizzard threatens to pummel New York

"Properly Defending Liberty Comes Down To One Thing: World View."

Herschel Smith on Gottlieb and "pragmatism" -- There is a stir among gun rights advocates – or at least, presumed gun rights advocates. On the one hand, there are the open carriers and opponents of I-594 and their advocates in the state of Washington (and other places like Texas and New York where even Sheriffs are recommending that your thrown your SAFE act pistol permit recertification invitation in the garbage), and on the other hand are Alan Gottlieb, Dave Workman, Bob Owens (who seems like a late comer to the pragmatic approach), and many of their readers.
There is an intensely moral element to control of this sort. Gun control is evil, a sign and symptom of wicked rulers.

Beware the synergy of the tyranny of good intentions mixed with the Law of Unintended Consequences.

David Stockman: Woodrow Wilson's War & Why The Entire 20th Century Was A Mistake
The above link was sent to me with the comment: "Time travel must be impossible. Otherwise, Woodrow Wilson, along with many others I could name, would surely have been strangled as an infant in his cradle."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel."

Herschel Smith comments on David Codrea's latest: This is a very big deal, and it goes to show the lengths that the government went to cause disrepute on Mr. Dobyns. The Arizona Daily Star reporter that David cited can’t fathom why the justice department would have gone to these lengths in a simple contractual dispute. The answer is that this is more than a simple contractual dispute. This goes to the entire obscene connection of the government with running guns to the Mexican cartels in order to justify more gun control for Americans. They tried to ruin this man’s reputation and destroy his life. It’s a picture of a failed state, because the government has lost the mandate of heaven. It cannot be entrusted with even the most basic safety, health and welfare of society. The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.

A "Fraud On The Court." David Codrea breaks most important ATF scandal story since Fast and Furious.

Note from MBV: Folks, this is the most important ATF scandal story since Fast and Furious. Please distribute it to all your email lists, post it on "gun rights blogs" and forward it to your congresscritters with the demand that they look into this. David has been working on this story behind the scenes for almost two weeks, waiting for the documents to be released. Spread it around. It will be another blow against the empire.
Judge alleges ‘fraud on the court’ by government attorneys in Dobyns case
Commenting on revelations about Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Department of Justice (DOJ) actions in the case of retired agent Jay Dobyns against his former employer, attorney David Hardy equated them with “a BATF and DOJ Watergate... or worse,” Friday. Noting that actions taken over a civil lawsuit evidently have included concealing evidence, secret threats against witnesses, and surveillance of attorneys and witnesses, the new information lends further credence to Dobyns’ allegations and appears to show government lawyers engaged in a criminal conspiracy.

Water in the desert.

A good friend sent me the following verses which he entitled "3 important thoughts for the day." They came to me with perfect timing in the middle of a very rough night like water in the desert --
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. -- 2 Timothy 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. -- Proverbs 1:7
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. -- Romans 6:23
I'll try to have more later today, including some back channel discussion on the whys and wherefores of the John Brown NRA board candidacy.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Excusing the inexcusable. A trip down Alan Gottlieb's memory lane.

A faithful friend and reader brought this article to my attention from the elephant's memory graveyard: "Tide definitely turned for Gottlieb on gun checks."
It comes from two years ago, in the wake of Sandy Hook and is written by Gottlieb's faithful Igor-in-a-cowboy-hat, Dave Workman.
For a few hours Wednesday, Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, felt like the guest of honor at a public lynching.
Once again, Gottlieb is the misunderstood hero, the smartest guy in the room, whom the rest of us are just too stupid to get how brilliant he really is.
Lord above, how does Workman churn out this bilge, excusing the inexcusable and pretend to some sort of independence?

Lars Andersen: a new level of archery

Proof that Hollywood archery is not historical.

I posted a link to this Claire Wolfe piece earlier, but the comments that have been added since (including from Alan Gottlieb hiz-own-self) make it worth to go back and review.

Background checks: inside the mind of Alan Gottlieb

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Define the term "light infantry."
New top Marine Corps general releases plan to shake up the service

Why Your Smartphone Needs an Infrared Sensor

But the real question: What to do with these things? You can be practical and check pipes for leaks, but you might as well have a little fun. I've been using mine to spot raccoons or to test the surface temperature of my grill. According to Seek and Flir, this is only the beginning. The technology will continue to get smaller, cheaper, and more powerful—and I'll be able to see a glowing world with vision like a tank commander's without giving up one of my eyeballs.

Tim Knight for NRA B.O.D. - 2015 - Here's Why .

He didn't care about credit. He shied away from the cameras and media until after the recalls succeeded. He worked with people he knew hated him and talked shit behind his back and he did it with tact, diplomacy and a goofy smile because all that mattered was doing the right thing and delivering a win for personal liberty when the whole f-cking country needed one.

The old unlovely Warthog. Heck, if the Air Force doesn't want them, give 'em to the Peshmerga.

A-10s Fly Combat Missions Over Syria
“Anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason,” Maj. Gen. James Post said recently during a speech at the Air Force’s Weapons and Tactics Conference, according to a post by former airman Tony Carr on the blog John Q. Public.
Heck, if the Air Force doesn't want them, give them to the Peshmerga. Along with Stingers, Javelins and M1A2 tanks. They'll figure out what to do with them in an independent Kurdistan. Screw the ghost of Woodrow Wilson.

Procurement politics.

Army Delays Effort to Replace M9 9mm Pistol

"If You Question Authority, You Are Mentally Ill", Report Finds

Well, call me crazy then.

Arrest Records Show Why This NBC News Star Wasn’t Locked Up for Breaking the Law on TV

Gregory knew he was breaking the law, flouted it on TV and, even though D.C. Metropolitan Police investigators wanted him arrested, they were ordered to stand down.