THIS is now the guy that is Chief of Staff for the President. After you listen to this tell me the 2nd Amendment is not going to be under fire in the near future.
Here is the memorial to those who men and women who died on the USS Cole. It is titled We Will Never Forget, but it’s obvious some people have.
I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m going to be on the phone as soon as I get to work, calling my Senator and raising hell about this. I consider this a grevious insult not only to the families of the men and women who were killed Oct 12, 2000, but to those who wear the uniform today, and all of us who wore it in the past.
After 8 years, just about to finally put the culprit on trial and now this…
You can go here and get their phone numbers.
Sorry for the rant, but I’m just absolutely pissed!!!
JPFO, not all that long after its founding, presented an essay by Gus Cotey in a popular magazine of the time. I read this article and shook my head in disbelief. Cotey had NAILED it! I did something I’d never done: I tracked down the author’s phone number and called him and congratulated him on what was a terrific breakthrough in understanding. It was a breakthrough that all gun owners could use as “high impact” intellectual ammunition.
What Cotey had done, with marvelous perception, was identify the seven personality types that make up the victim disarmament crowd. Cotey saw through the emotionalized preaching and posturing and pandering and put the true motivations of these dangerous buffoons under a microscope.
Go read the entire article here JPFO .
I’m wondering if this might not be a test case for restrictions here in the US later this year…
From the Canadian Shooting Sports Association January 2009 Newsletter
AMMO, BUY AMMO!
We have it on good authority that the U.S. State Dept is cutting off all Export Permits for certain calibers of ammunition, namely .50BMG, 7.62x39mm Soviet, 7.62x51mm NATO, .308 Winchester , 5.56mm NATO and .223 Remington. They may also expand the list to include 6.8mm SPC, 69mm Parabellum, .40 S&W and .45 Automatic, amongst others. As well, there may be blanket export bans on certain types of firearms and DSP-83 End Use Certificates (with a $250 Export Fee) attached to all other types. Already, many firearms-related companies are refusing to ship product to Canada because the U.S. required paperwork is simply too excessive to make it profitable and a number of Canadian distributors have had U.S. Export Permits refused for simple sporting arms in “prohibited” calibers.. Don’t be terribly surprised to see reloading components added to the list too!
It appears the anti-gun bureaucrats in the State Department have found a kindred spirit in President-Elect Barack Obama and are revving up the jets on us already. We have to emphasize that this information comes from a very reliable source and has been independently confirmed but at present, it is still being fought and the battle isn’t over yet. Lots of us are working on this and remember, this is U.S export only and does not affect EU imports. Firearms and ammunition exported from Europe will be unaffected (at least so far.) We’ll keep you informed as this unfolds. In the meantime, we suggest you consider stocking up.
When you get this, along with the comments from Gordon Hutchinson (the author of The Great New Orleans Gun Grab, who was on Gun Nuts blog talk last night) confirming the New Orleans PD along with other LE agencies in Louisiana have routinely confiscated weapons from people INCLUDING licensed CCW holders, then telling them they could have the weapons back when they produced a receipt of ownership. Most of the time when the individual showed up with a receipt, no gun was found… The officers had stolen the weapon… AND this has been going on for years!
With all due respect to my LEO friends who read this, NOPD is probably the most corrupt law enforcement agency in the United States, if not the world…
I am NOT surprised by this, nor was I surprised by the fact the Eddie Compass, et al, were augmenting their salaries with phantom cops (which came out during Katrina) when “hundreds” of cops didn’t report to work, etc. How could they? They didn’t exist…
When you add in HR 45 SUMMARY AS OF:1/6/2009–Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 –
Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked etc…
They road to hell is being paved with legislation and ignorance and we are in front of the steam roller…
I’ m tired and grumpy, so no sweetness and light tonight…
CBO states approximately 25% of $900 BILLION stimulus is actually going into economy-
But yet, the Las Vegas paper’s editorial says only 90M$ or 10% is stimulus, the rest is pork barrel.
The WSJ is down on it too all kinds of pork barrel…
And then there is Daschle- Oops my bad… I REALLY got $5.2 million from the Health and Human Services community (for lobbying Congress, shhhh!) in the last two years, not the $2 million I originally claimed. Oops, I paid my back taxes of over $100,000. Now today, he has a closed door meeting with former colleagues…
The White House both underscored the magnitude of the problem and tried to downplay it in the space of seven words. “Nobody’s perfect,” said press secretary Robert Gibbs. “It was a serious mistake. …”
WELL NO @#$&* KIDDING!!! Lemme see I seem to remember something like this being said in the NATION magazine in 2001…
The most dangerous lesson that can be taken from the Chavez fiasco (see David Moberg, page 12) is the theory that Bush’s Cabinet picks can be blocked only if they have failed to keep their personal affairs in order.
And yet this whole crowd is getting a free ride… Holder, Clinton, Geithner, Daschle
All I’ve got to say is it does NOT bode well for the 2nd Amendment or the economy (unless you’re a union employee).
In other news, 55 are now dead and still 470,000 without power in the ice storm in the Midwest, and still no FEMA help, “Because the situation is unsafe.”
Where is the main stream media on this, were are the calls for the Lightbringer to do something??? Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Oh wait a minute, these are predominantly WHITE people… never mind…
Oh yeah, and while all this is going on, the Lightbringer is serving $100 a pound Wagyu (read Kobe beef) steaks in a black tie affair at the White House (being kept at 72 degrees so the Lightbringer doesn’t get cold…
Sigh… Oh well, I’ve probably pissed off a few people with this post, so lemme do one more thing to piss people off!
Got this “safety poster” today. It DOES make a good point, ya know… 🙂
Yes, there was food 🙂 Actually there were three tables covered with food…
And one last picture of the goody table after EVERYBODY had gotten there… At that point, we were having to climb up on a chair to get everything in the picture 🙂
Oh yeah, all but two of these were carried concealed to the party…
And last but not least, Pig candy! Thanks to Breda for the recipe! Now as a few others have said, AEpilot Jim kinda went overboard for bacon, both at dinner and at the party…
Well, the ‘short’ blog get together at Phlegmmy’s is now history, but trust me, it was an INTERESTING day… There were goodies galore, and oh yeah, there was food too 🙂
We had Phlegmmy (the hostess with the mostest), JPG and Holly, Matt from Better and Better, Blackfork and friend, Lawdog, Farmgirl (who won for the longest drive), The Keyboard part of the .45, 2Amusing, aepilot-Jim, Peter from Bayou Renaissance Man, Alan from Snarkybites, Rabbit (a frequent commenter), and Ambulance Driver.
And yes, we had Breda’s pig candy…
And it disappeared faster than I could believe.
Oh yeah, the goodies… well, ya know how you ALWAYS forget something… sigh… Well I got the camera, I just forgot the @#$^ cable to connect it to the computer!!!!
ARRGGHHHHH!!!! No ^&*(( way to post them… I’m sure SOMEBODY will post one or two of the goodies shots…
Anyhoo– the goodies consisted of every bodies carry pieces and knives ending up on the kitchen counter, with numerous photos as others arrived, pistols got cussed and discussed, Farmgirl’s valentines present (Walther PPK) was shown around, trigger jobs compared, sight types, and stopping power discussed. If I remember correctly, we had wheel guns from .22 to .44, semi-autos from .380 to .45 and everything in between. I don’t remember seeing two identical pistols 🙂 We also had a couple of rifles around just in case…
We discussed shooting competitions, with Blackfork giving an impromptu lecture on competition rifle shooting, JPG talking about shooting IPSC back in the 80’s at the national level, Peter talking about being in South Africa during the end of Apartheid and MANY various conversations (at one time I think we had at least three simultaneous ones going).
Alan Skiped Breda and Mike at one point, so we got a chance to see/try to talk to them. It was a little noisy, so I don’t know how much they actually were able to hear.
One of the more interesting conversations that took place was why we write blogs… I really wish I had a tape recorder, as the reasons were many and varied. That discussion degenerated into HOW people write, from multiple rewrites to stream of (un)consciousness (me).
Another interesting conversation was over what people thought was a good post and the reaction, and what they did as a throw away post, that people went nuts over. The consensus was that NONE of us are sure why or what really trips people to read/comment on certain posts.
I was also interested to find how many of us have been on TFL and THR through those iterations. We all pretty much agreed Tam is the queen of bloggers, and has really been a leader in the blogging sphere and had been responsible for a number of blogs starting
To sum it up, I was impressed with everyone I met, both individually and collectively. People ranged from thoughtful to sarcastic to humorous in a heartbeat, very down to earth, knowledgeable in many areas, damn smart about guns, and confident in themselves, what they do for a living and at ease with the world.
Thank you for the invite Phlegmmy and the privilege of attending. I hope that we can do this again in the future!
So goodbye, Big Fighter, blessed protector of the American way and our hides. We who knew you well will miss your class, your swagger, your raw power. Even in the face of technological advances, you bowed to no other. Thanks for the memories. They are indeed the stuff of novels.
So, being the Sierra Hotel true Mach 2 fighter crew that we were, we had to depart Oceana in the appropriate manner. Now remember, this was after the edict had been sent down from on high about NO HIGH PERFORMANCE ANYTHING etc, etc.
Wish we could do it again! Not sure the gut would take it though! We can still dream can’t we!!!
Awright… stop the $%^& world I wanna get off, it’s getting too small…
So I’m sitting in this little bar in Narita City, Japan (little bitty town near Narita Airport), minding my own business, drinking a beer with one of my cohorts before we go grab a bite to eat.
A bunch of pilots from a major airline come in, and set up across the bar along with some of their flight attendants. One older pilot is kinda sitting off by himself, and the rest of the folks are deferring to him. I glance over, he looks kinda familiar. Oh well, probably saw him at the airport, right?
About this time, I see a flare of a lighter, look back over, he’s lighting up a cigar; he looks over at me with a quizzical expression, like he knows me. We nod to each other and go back to what we’re doing.
About five minutes later, I look around again, he’s standing on the other side of the bar, looking at me; I know I know this sumbitch now… About this time, he starts around the bar, I get up, and we meet in the middle- He’s yelling at me, I’m yelling at him, we’re pounding each other on the back, to the amazement of his group and my cohort.
I flew with Pat in 1976-78 in the Navy, doing “fun” things, but haven’t seen him in 20 years!
So we proceed to play catch up for about 20 minutes, and his co-pilot comes over to find out if he’s going to eat. We decide to go along with them, and I gather up my cohort and off we go.
Of course, we are now the center of attention, since Pat is not known as a demonstrative individual; and as I find out, he is also an instructor Captain, and is giving a check ride on the flight out here and back on the 29th.
We start telling stories on each other (trust me, we DO have pictures), much to the amusement of all at the tables, and my cohort is just sitting there shaking his head.
After dinner, we get back to the hotel, my cohort just looks at me and says, “I don’t believe you! We’re in a bar half way round the damn world and YOU run into somebody you know. Is there ANYPLACE we can go that you don’t know somebody?”
Beats the hell outta me 🙂 But tonight made the whole trip worth it! The really funny part is, we pretty much picked up where we were 20 years ago. This time, I will NOT lose touch.
Well, it appears Obama and crowd never learned about plagiarism…
This is absolutely hysterical! Gotta love the liberal re-packaging!
On another note- The new adminstration is going to pay for abortions world wide… Hello Mr. Pope, guess what, we don’t give a crap about the Catholic stance, we’re Muslim…
In the Japan issue of the IHT today was an article about how the Obamalamabots are going to let each state set their own CAFE requirements for vehicles. Since the technology DOESN’T EXIST to actually allow the car companies to meet the proposed California requirements, if I were the head of GM/Ford/Chrysler etc. I’d be going here’s your electric car California (it only goes 40 miles between charges), we will no longer build/sell gasoline or diesel cars in California.
Oh yeah, California also had issues with the previous electric cars and actual places to charge them…
OBTW, the Japanese are worried also, because the requirements for emissions vs. mileage means NONE of the Japanese cars meet it either (including the Prius). Have a nice life California, since you don’t need anymore gasoline, we won’t be refining any out there either…
Looking at CNNj, it looks like the bailout is up over $850 Million. Hmmm, I thought there was only $350M of TARP money left… WTFO??? Also, Citigroup is spending $50M for a new corporate jet after laying people off!
Hey Barney Fwank, hey Chris Dodd- What the hell are you people doing at the banking committee??? Y’all promised oversight! Or… Did you get your cut to keep quiet??? Again???