Steven Hayward has ‘em at PowerLine.
Here is what’s currently available at the Commercial Site.
Claire Wolfe’s (updated) book.
“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
– Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution
The Boy Scouts of America voted today 69-31 for inclusion of openly gay members into its ranks.
Casting ballots were about 1,400 voting members of BSA’s National Council who were attending their annual meeting.
Antonio Gramsci’s long march through the institutions continues apace and “Morally Straight” has been swept off the board at the BSA.
Spotted yesterday (May 22) – this unmanned arial drone was seen just above treetop level.
The police department in Arlington, TX got FAA approval in 2011 to use two Leptron helicopter drones.
[Picture above from Conservativebyte.com - July, 2011]
The always amazing Bill Whittle at home.
Miguel shares some thoughts possibly relevant to the apparent turn of fortune for the Obama administration.
See his post at Gun Free Zone.
Even if it was through The Opinion Pages, The New York Times has actually reported a news story!
“As if the Obama Administration needed an additional problem …” BloombergBusinessweek Report.
There are some interesting morsels of truth amongst the bias in today’s article. [ - Ed]
Pictures of the the gun used in the Tuscon shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords were released to the press today (among 600 photos).
Jared Lee Loughner (the shooter) is in custody.
Loughner carried two 31-round and two 15-round magazines with him that day.
Is the purpose of this picture to shift the blame to an inanimate object? I have my suspicions.
An alert citizen carrying a Revolutionary War era flintlock could have dropped the shooter on the spot, except that many a “alert citizen” were disarmed beforehand.
Yes. There were a few CCW holders on the scene who exhibited commendable restraint at the crowded venue. But, how many more defenders could have helped to prevent this act violence but for the present infringements on Citizens’ Right to Keep and Bear Arms?
Everyone regrets what happened to Gabrielle Giffords that day.
Some of us would like to ensure that such a thing never happen again. Some people want to see more of these incidents to pursue an anti-gun agenda.
Carry your guns.
So … do the right thing, OK?
The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York’s gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet.
Heh. IRS Offices Closed in Northern Arizona on Day of Tea Party Protests
Are the words “Patriot” or “True The Vote” triggers for extra Governmental scrutiny?
For all the damage (Obama) can do, he is still going to be gone in three years. The IRS is with us always.
If the IRS (and all the rest of the government covered by the pubic employees’ unions) are truly run by a bunch of leftard activists now, this is the most serious threat to the American experiment I’ve seen in my lifetime.
I’m so not kidding.
If (at least) 47% of the country completely loses faith in the honesty and fairness of the civil service, the union will not hold.
And these guys, they’re coming for everyone’s medical records soon.
Massive Tornado on the ground for 45 minutes devastates Moore, OK.
Appears to be more severe than the 1999 twister that hit the same area.
Schools, businesses and houses destroyed on either side of I-35.
University of Oklahoma is opening up spaces in Housing for the displaced families! Call 405-325-2511
You can also donate to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or at RedCross.org.
Tea Party Patriots call for protests – Tuesday, May 21st – at your local IRS Office.
h/t Michelle Malkin
PROTEST THE CORRUPTION – PROTEST THE CRIMINAL OBAMA IRS
Thanks to Barack Obama the Tea Party is once again outraged and motivated.
The Tea Party Patriots on behalf of Tea Party, Patriot groups, 9/12, liberty activists, and the American people, we are calling for anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon local time.
Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft has details
I wish I were capable of writing something like this:
The American writer Lawrence Auster had a debate with his readers regarding the possibility of splitting the USA along ideological lines. According to reader Tim W, modern Left liberalism is a universal totalitarian ideology, not a “live and let live” concept.
The goal of its adherents is a world government from which no one can escape. Leftists
need conservatives but conservatives don’t need leftists. To be blunt, they can’t let us go. We’d be happy to be rid of them, because to us they’re nothing but parasites and/or oppressors. But they can’t get rid of us because we do most of the work, pay most of the taxes, provide the stability and morality that allow their depravity to thrive with less damaging results. Furthermore, the white conservative population is the buffer protecting white liberals from the minorities.
A number of commentators questioned the viability of such a political division. Muslims believe not only that Islam is the best religion, but that it is the only true religion and that all people must be brought into its fold. Likewise, Leftists sincerely believe that Leftism is the only valid ideology, and that the whole world must be brought under its heel. Just like the very existence of self-governed communities outside of Islamic rule is considered an intolerable act of aggression by devout Muslims, so the existence of self-governed non-Leftist communities anywhere, at least if they happen to be white, is unacceptable to Leftist True Believers. They don’t just want to rule themselves; they want to rule everybody else as well.
Good arguments were presented in favor of secession, but opponents point out that attempted partition would likely trigger coercion and force when the ruling oligarchs fear losing control. If the Left sees everything it has promoted for generations about to be overturned it might resort to violence. Above all, opponents questioned whether the whole idea of “just wanting to be left alone” is defeatist and leaves the opponents with the initiative. Perhaps the battle cannot be won until we go on the offensive and take the ideological war to the enemy.
As reality is now, whites are considered potential extremists merely for existing, whereas the most revolting non-white organizations imaginable go free. For example, groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which has the stated goal of destroying Western civilization, are labeled “moderates,” whereas whites who want an immigration policy that prevents such people from settling in their countries are demonized as “racist extremists” by the media.
As Lawrence Auster says, white Leftists show
absolute moral disgust and horror against white non-liberals for their (almost always falsely imagined) discriminatory attitudes toward nonwhites. The only two moral actors in this script are the white liberals, who are good, and the white non-liberals, who are evil. The nonwhites are not moral actors in the script. They are the passive, sacred objects around whom the moral drama between good whites and evil whites is played out.
In April 2010, the former left-wing US President Bill Clinton warned commentators to tone down their anti-government rhetoric for fear of inflaming hate groups, as polls suggested that public trust in the US government was at its lowest point for half a century. Clinton tried to conflate the anti-tax Tea Party movement with the 1995 Oklahoma City terrorist bombing, and implicitly voiced support for limiting certain forms of speech that might challenge the left-wing ruling regime. In an interview with The New York Times newspaper, Mr. Clinton was worried about the fact that “Because of the Internet, there is this vast echo chamber and our advocacy reaches into corners that never would have been possible before.” He warned against those who were too negative regarding the policies of Leftist politicians.
2009, the same Bill Clinton said that Americans should be mindful of their nation’s changing demographics, which led to the 2008 election of Obama as president. He told an Arab-American audience that by 2050 the U.S. will no longer have a majority of people with a European heritage and stated that “this is a very positive thing.” This was merely eight years after Arab Muslim terrorists staged the deadliest attack against the US mainland in peacetime, killing thousands of US citizens. Yet a dramatic increase in the number of Arab Muslims in his country does not worry Mr. Clinton at all. The only “terrorism” he is concerned about might be protests from people of European origins who oppose their own dispossession.
Bertha Lewis, the chief executive officer of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN, spoke in March 2010 before the Young Democratic Socialists conference. There she predicted a USA headed toward violence that will “dwarf the internments during World War II.” Curiously, this statement was hardly reported in the mass media. She said that immigration is a big battle.
And the reason this is so important is, you know, here’s the secret: (whispering) We’re getting ready to be a majority, minority country. Shhhh. We’ll be like South Africa. More black people than white people. Don’t tell anybody.
Lewis encouraged people, based solely on the color of their skin, to “get yourselves together, get strong, get big, and get into this battle,” the battle here just defined as the dispossession of whites. She’s the head of an organization that’s been a good friend of the current President Barack Hussein Obama. ACORN was a political issue in the 2008 United States Presidential Election over allegations of voter registration fraud.
In April 2010 US President Obama, with unusual frankness regarding his anti-white coalition, appealed to “young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again” for continued “change,” essentially the manifestation of an intifada on European Americans. Notice that his message was essentially the same as that of the radical Bertha Lewis of ACORN, only slightly less openly militant. A few days later, the same Mr. Obama with astounding hypocrisy in an address urged both sides in the political debate to tone down their rhetoric. This because using phrases like “Socialists” in his view “closes the door to the possibility of compromise” and “can send signals to the most extreme elements of our society that perhaps violence is a justifiable response.”
The problem is that extremist left-wing elements have received tacit approval for carrying out violence and intimidation for years. This trend is escalating because of thugs such as the Antifa groups in Western Europe. These Leftist vandals get away with what they do because they know they have the quiet backing of the media and the political elites. Also in 2010, the University of Ottawa in Canada cancelled a speech by the U.S. conservative writer Ann Coulter because organizers feared left-wing protesters would turn violent. The American Renaissance conference that same year met with extreme harassment, including death threats. Yet as AR leader Jared Taylor lamented, the story received virtually no coverage from the mainstream Western media, nor from Democratic Presidents Obama or Clinton. The question here is not whether you agree with the people at American Renaissance, the question is why a legal, white political organization cannot meet peacefully when Communists or organizations affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood can do so.
My experience has been that two Muslims cannot talk together without their conversation turning into shouts within minutes, especially when they disagree with each other, and no good can come of that. When you talk to a Muslim, rationally, in a low calm voice, he has trouble understanding your point of view. He thinks you have lost the argument. A Muslim conversing with anyone else – Muslim or non-Muslim – cannot remember a single word the other person has said, any more than my mother could remember a single word of what the preacher in our local mosque said.
Former Muslim Ali Sina notes that
there is very little difference between the Left and Islam. What is lacking in both these creeds is the adherence to the Golden Rule. Just as for Muslims, everything Islamic is a priori right and good and everything un-Islamic is a priori wrong and evil, for the Left, everything leftist is a priori oppressed and good.
Facts don’t matter. Lying about opponents and their intentions is so widespread “that it is considered to be normal.
After it was revealed that much of the data regarding alleged man-made global warming was deliberately fabricated, which constitutes one of the largest and most expensive anti-scientific frauds in history, most of its Leftist backers continued as if nothing had happened. The fact that they had promoted outright lies and slimed their opponents based on these lies mattered little. They believe they had the right to do so, as long as their intentions were right. Muslims, too, are allowed to lie to further the spread of their ideology. This strategy is called taqiyya.
Just like Muslims, both national Socialists and international Socialists totally lack respect for Socratic Dialogue, the reasoned search for truth which has been a hallmark of Western culture at its best. This is why such a large percentage of Western converts to Islam are either neo-Nazis or Marxists: These groups already think a great deal like Muslims. Their creed is the Absolute Truth, which should rule the world and must be imposed on others by brute force if necessary. They consequently have no need for reasoned debate. Others should submit to their rule or be violently Squashed. End of story.
People of European origins who stick to their cultural heritage constitute the embodiment of evil for Leftists, just like the infidels do for Muslims. Since white Westerners invented capitalism, some radical Socialists apparently believe that a “Final Solution” to the Capitalist Problem involves the annihilation of whites.
Terms such as “ethnic cleansing” should not be used lightly, but the writer Paul Weston is unfortunately correct here: What is happening with the native population throughout Western Europe is a state-sponsored campaign of ethnic cleansing. The only thing that’s unique about Britain is that Andrew Neather from the ruling Labour Party admitted this openly, in writing.
NATO, led by the USA, bombed the Serbs for “ethnic cleansing” back in 1999, thereby facilitating the Islamic ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Balkans. So, if the Western Multicultural oligarchs are against ethnic cleansing, I guess they must now bomb Britain, where the authorities have publicly admitted that they are deliberately displacing the native white population of their country. So why isn’t that happening? Could it be because very similar anti-white policies are currently followed in all Western nations without exception?
Let med add that I don’t think all Leftists have a well-thought-out plan to destroy the West. I have some in my immediate family, and they don’t think like this at all. They sincerely believe that what they are doing is the right thing. The hardcore ones who deliberately want to kill the West might be a minority, but at the end of the day this distinction matters little.
In many cases you can compromise, but in others you cannot. If somebody tries to poison you then you have to resist. It doesn’t matter in the long run whether those who do this do so because they deliberately want to kill you or because they are fools who accidentally kill you while intending to do something noble. The bottom line is: You die. You cannot be slightly dead, just like you cannot be slightly pregnant. If the Leftists and the Globalists have their way then our civilization will die, plain and simple. That’s why this ongoing struggle is likely to get ugly, because no compromise is possible. Since similar ideological struggles are taking place throughout the Western world, this situation could trigger a pan-Western Civil War.
Billboard Magazine’s #46 of the Top 100 Songs of 1961 was Dion’s Run Around Sue.
54 55 of Colorado’s 62 elected county sheriffs filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state Friday in an effort to overturn two new gun control bills that are set to go into effect on July 1.
Read more at Daily Caller.
Hat Tip to the Sipsey Street Irregulars
As a gun owner and an 11-year UPS driver, I get a lot of questions from people regarding the safest way to ship and insure firearms through UPS. Theft of firearms and other items by UPS employees, ‘though rare, unfortunately does occur, but there are a lot of surprisingly simple and inexpensive ways to virtually guarantee that you won’t be a victim. Please pass this information along to anyone who may benefit from it.
There are two things that cause thefts from UPS – pilfering and over-labeling. Pilferers are mostly thieves of opportunity. Handguns, jewelry, cameras, and prescription narcotics are their favorite targets because they are easily identifiable and can quickly be shoved into a pocket or inside of a shirt, due to the SMALL SIZE of the packages they come in.
The red and black “adult signature required” (ASR) labels that are legally required to be placed on these packages are often a dead giveaway. These labels are also called “steal-me sticker,” because thieves look for them. Most UPS facilities are fenced, and employees’ belongings are subject to searched exiting, so the size of the item is critical.
The BEST way to protect your handgun is to simply put it in a big box. One gunsmith on my route “disguises” his handguns by putting them in used Amway boxes! This works VERY well. Look at the box you are shipping your handgun in. If you can stick it inside your pants or under your shirt easily, it is vulnerable. As far as the ASR labels, you are required by law to have them on firearms shipments. What many customers don’t know, however, is that they can get a more discreet ASR label that is incorporated into the UPS tracking label. These are better because the words “adult signature required” are very small and unnoticeable. More importantly, this barcode will electronically “prompt” the driver at the other end to get a signature. In case he accidently tries to “release” the package on the customer’s porch without getting a signature. He will be unable to do so because the DIAD (that electronic clipboard that you sign) will read the barcode and will force him to get a signature in order to complete the delivery. You can order these special tracking labels through your Customer Service rep, or you can print them yourself with the UPS shipping software.
Another more sophisticated method of theft is “over-labeling.” This involves several conspirators who plan ahead and may get jobs at UPS for that very purpose. What they do is to print up a bunch of fake labels, with generic barcodes and phony return addresses, that are all addressed to a storage unit or apartment that they have rented in advance. One or more employees who are sorting and processing these packages will then slap the phony label over the authentic one, and the package will then proceed along its merry way to the “destination,” where an unsuspecting driver will deliver it to another accomplice who signs for it using a fake name. This will go on for a week or so until the thieves move on to another address to avoid suspicion. Since the original barcode is covered up, it is impossible to even trace these packages and they simply “vanish.”
The thieves who do this will also target handguns and jewelry but, since they are not trying to sneak it past a guard, they have the freedom to target larger packages, such as rifles, TVs, and computers. How do you avoid this?
It’s simple. You put an address label on ALL SIX SIDES of the box. A package so labeled will be passed up by a prospective thief, since he must now try to cover up six labels instead of only one. This is too risky, since the areas where these packages are sorted are often under electronic surveillance. If you are a gunsmith or store owner who ships UPS, and the package you are shipping is worth over $1000, inform the driver who picks it up and have him initial the pickup record. These “high value” packages are audited and are segregated from other packages. They are not sorted or run over conveyor belts, and they are subject to a chain-of-custody type of procedure that will prevent their being stolen. I feel 100% safe in saying that a handgun that is shipped in a larger-than-normal box of good quality, with a discreet ASR barcode, and with address labels on all six sides will NEVER get stolen or lost.
It’s unfortunate that a few of the 16 million pieces a day that we ship are in danger of being stolen but, if you take these simple precautions, you won’t be a victim.
Posted at Western Shooting Journal March 1st, 2013
In an earlier article on suggestions on UPS driver’s suggestion for shipping firearms. Here we have some other suggestions that came up from law enforcements experts. In this particular case, we find that the UPS driver had delivered to a different house, but claims to have delivered to the correct house, and possibly be in on the hook.
What to Do
If you have experienced this, you know how frustrating this can get. So here are some suggestions if you’re in this predicament.
Call UPS 800 number and request a phone call from the “Regional Security Office“. Once contacted you can ask the UPS security of the GPS coordinates of the drivers clipboard when they marked it delivered. So if it was several blocks away at the wrong house, they can tell.
Not sure how long the response will take, but you will need to be on the phone everyday and make this call until you receive a call back. Yes, you gotta pester the heck out of them.
Once you’ve made contact with the UPS security, tell them of the situation and make it a point about leaving a package without a signature or if there was a signature. Ask UPS to investigate the driver and ascertain the description of the person that signed for the package.
Let them know that you would like to have that driver come to your residence to verify that nobody matches the description of the person. Plus you can get sworn statements from people who can attest to such. Be sure to have the statements notarized and ready to get the police involved.
Bottom line is we’re trying to deductively get to the conclusion.
When making this claim, do not speak to regular UPS people or local management, it must be the Security Manager for the region. Please share this for others that can benefit from this information.
No results found for “fun with soda ash”.
Update: Until now!
See Yid With a Lid for the full list.
The Borderline Sociopathic Blog for Boys has this neat video!
When I travel, I peek into gunshops.
I look at their stock; their arrangements; their people. Occasionally, I am treated to an exceptionally good place to do business.
Today was one of those days.
Allow me to present:
Midwest Gun Exchange
3415 Grape Road
Gun Shop of the Year (so far) Nominee:
AR-15 Raffle Tickets – $10 – only 75 to be sold! (Good Pricing)
Class III SOT!
Traction Control‘s Rating for Midwest Gun Exchange: A-1+
An all-to-rare political post from Steven Den Beste:
So you and me, imagine that we’re good little liberals, members of the press. All our friends are liberals, and all our co-workers, and the people we work for, and everyone whose opinions we respect, all liberals. Yeah, out there somewhere are those people, those damned conservatives, but they don’t matter. They are an obstruction, buncha racists, stupid, venal, and the sooner they’re sidelined and ignored, the better. In the mean time, good little liberals like us have to work to advance the program, right? Breitbart et al need not apply.
And after a long hard struggle we’ve managed to get a black man into the Presidency. Imagine that! We never thought we’d live to see it, did we? And yet, here we are and there he is. It’s a tremendous achievement. We managed to convince the country to try it out with a president who isn’t a white male, and we should all feel proud of ourselves!
But will it open doors, or slam them shut? Obama can’t be president forever.(There’s that damned 22nd Amendment, and there’s no way we’re going to get it repealed in time.) Once it’s over, when the voting public looks back on it, will they think it was a success? The next time someone who isn’t a white male runs for President, will people say, “Yes, maybe she’ll be another Obama!”or will they say, “Hell no! She might be another Obama!”
The fact of him getting elected is only half the job. The other half is making sure his legacy is strong. Which is why we good little liberal press folk are doing our damndest to try to present him in the most positive light we can, loudly trumpeting his achievements (few though they’ve been — hey, did you hear that he bagged Bin Laden?) and ignoring his failures, as common as they have been. (Fast and Furious? What’s that? Trillion dollar deficits? Never heard of them.)
Remember Bob Woodward? He has Nixon’s head hanging on his wall. And until just recently Bob Woodward was something of a living saint among good little liberal press folk for that achievement. Spoken of in whispers, respected and idolized, he’s one of the Gods of liberal pressdom. It’s been the dream of other liberal press folk to do the same thing, ever since, and have they ever tried. It was obvious during Reagan’s presidency and it approached a fevered pitch during the Presidency of George W. Bush.
But no one wants to hang Obama’s head on their wall. Any good little liberal press person who does that will be scorned for the rest of their lives by all the people they know whose opinions they value. You! You’re the one who ruined it all! It’ll be a hundred years until we can get another non-white-male elected, and it’s all your fault!
No one wants to be the one who breaks the spell, even though the Emperor truly does not have any clothes. Everyone is thinking the same thing: You know, Obama really isn’t a very good president. Truth to tell, he’s been terrible. People voted for him because he was black. He’s the first Affirmative Action President.
They’re all thinking that, but it’s, you know, racist and if anyone says it, they could start the process of ruining everything. Whichever good little liberal press person comes out and says that, and starts the preference cascade, will probably be fired, and won’t be able to find another job with anyone more reputable than The National Enquirer. And they’ll spend their lives knowing that instead of the Obama Presidency being a solid step in the right liberal direction, that instead it was a huge leap backwards because it convinced the American public to not trust anyone like Obama ever again!
So even though we’re increasingly uncomfortable acting as a shill for the government instead of as an opposing force, the way we always thought the press was supposed to be, we’ll keep doing it because the consequences for ourselves(and the country) if we tell the truth would be unconscionable.
Now if Breitbart was still alive, he’d gleefully be revealing everything and screaming about it. And the people carrying on for him are trying their best. Obviously none of the above applies to them. But despite their best efforts they are still marginalized and few hear them. It is still the mainstream, where good little liberals dominate, where all this is happening. Their power to control the national agenda has been declining for the last fifteen years but it isn’t yet gone, and I think this is the main reason why they continue to protect Obama.
This week’s dam burst of negative news may make an end to it. It’s just too big. They can’t ignore it, and despite their best attempts they can’t tamp it down. Will this be the end of the protective press?
Probably not, but it may be too big for them to fight, even though I expect they still will try. Obama’s legacy is now toast, and when Obamacare implementation gets botched it’s only going to get worse.
Sometimes air travel has its disruptions – even on a bright and sunny day. My flight connection yesterday afternoon was to link through New York’s Kennedy airport, but as soon as our plane left the gate, the pilot shut down the engines and announced that JFK had a ground hold in effect while a ‘certain individual’ arrived for a New York fund-raiser aboard Air Force One.
What was to be a one-hour flight then turned into 4-1/2 hours trapped on the tarmac aboard a small plane where tempers increased with the temperatures on board.
Once we returned to the Terminal for refueling, it was too late to make any of the alternative connecting flights through either Kennedy or LaGuardia. My next move was to get off the plane and book a new flight via Dallas to my original destination.
Easy, peasy! A mere 23 hours after I boarded by original flight, I touched down.
America may have lost a full day of productivity from all its Eastern Seaboard traveling workers, but hey. Fundraisers are more important than the economy, right?
On your 18th birthday.
I pray that I taught you to vote wisely.
And support freedom relentlessly.
I’ve heard of near beer In Colorado, but I never heard about “Ear Beer” before today:
See Ed’s post
h/t Sondrakistan who added, “The dramatic term “unlikely source” must be a bit of a newsy license. It’s like they don’t know what responsible citizen or militia mean, or why citizens stock ammo.”
Bring a gun. Bring two guns. Bring all your friends with guns. Bring ammo for your friends.
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace.
Early model (DC-9-32) Air Force One up for bids.
$50K Bid Deposit required.
h/t The Daily Caller
Dana Loesch has an interview with Congresswoman Ann Wagner.
The President of the United States.