More and more of those on the left are coming forward and saying that they want a purge. When someone says they are your enemy and details what they want to do to you, belive them. Let's make sure we are ready.
“Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother’s sword has been sheathed in a brother’s breast and that the once-happy plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?” - George Washington, 1777
Thursday, December 31, 2020
They still want you dead
The year that was- some highlights
There are many jokes and complaints out there, detailing how 2020 was a bad year. For my house, it wasn't that bad. We began the year resting at home because we had flown in from Las Vegas the previous night and didn't get home until about 5am. The odd part was that there was a CBRN team in Las Vegas for the new year.
February came, and I was hit by a ricochet at the range. Luckily, my range glasses stopped the fragment from hitting me in the eye. My wife and I went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. We didn't know it at the time, but we were there for a superspreader event of what would later be called COVID-19.
In March, my wife and I went on a date to the prom- we were chaperones to the prom for the school where she is a teacher. The very next weekend, we had tickets to two NHL hockey games and were then going to fly to a casino for an all expenses paid trip (including airfare). We never got to do any of that. We were locked down for the next 12 weeks. During the beginning of this lockdown, we had a CD mature that was worth about $75K. We used the money from that to buy a shitload of stocks at bargain prices. More on that later.
In June we took my brother to Houston for his cancer treatment. At the time, things didn't look good for him. He had been diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma that has a 15% survival rate. We were going to Houston for an experimental treatment. I honestly thought that the trip would be my brother and I spending his final days together. I am happy to report that he is still with us.
We did a week vacation to Las Vegas in July.
I got to build a dream rifle.
In December, we largely cashed out of the stock market, and made a six figure profit on that stock we bought in April. Our two biggest winners were RCL, which we bought 1,000 shares at $21 a share and sold at $82 a share, and DRI, which we bought at $55 a share and sold for $120. We made more on stock profits this year than from all other sources combined. .
So all in all, a good year, even if the events of the nation were a total shit show.
I am not looking forward to 2021. I don't think we can stay insulated from the events around us for much longer.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
An argument for incorporating
This woman was selling children's clothing through Amazon. She sells to California residents less than 20 times per year. California passed a law in 2019 that allows them to demand sales tax RETROACTIVELY from all businesses who sold goods in the state. According to the state of California, because Amazon had a warehouse inside of the state, she should have collected sales tax from those sales, and did not.
The state of California has seized all of this woman's bank account because the 50 or so sales that she made to residents of that state paid no sales tax. This woman almost certainly sold less than $5,000 in merchandise to California residents, so California has decided to take $10,000 of this woman's money.
That is the primary reason why my business is conducted through corporations. It costs $140 a year to maintain a corporation in my state. As soon as I got a demand for ten grand from California for a small retail business with less than $5K in annual sales, I would have had that corporation file Chapter 7 and walked away. However, this poor woman appeared to be doing business as a sole proprietor, and now is going to be out $10,000 because California has run out of its own citizens' money and is extorting it from citizens in other states.
Due to a new law in New York no one can be evicted nor have any negative acts taken against them, even including a negative credit entry, for failing to pay rent or mortgage payments. This law applies to all rents and payments due until May 1, 2021. The law, according to officials, doesn't absolve people from the debt, merely places it "on pause." So how exactly can a landlord extract payment if eviction and negative credit reporting is off the table?
So tell me why on earth would anyone in New York pay rent for the next six months? Your average NYC apartment rents for $3,000 or more per month, meaning that New York's landlords are on the hook for $20,000 or more for EACH rental property that they own.
This is all a part of the Socialists using COVID as an excuse to extract themselves some wealth redistribution.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
COVID restrictions killing downtown
This article from Orlando illustrates what COVID restrictions are doing to our cities. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have permanently disappeared.
Monday, December 21, 2020
If you don't want to pay for it, you must be a bigot
On social media, there is a discussion going on about this article, where a child rapist wants to get a sex change operation while in prison at taxpayer expense. A judge agreed, and has ordered that the operation will be done at taxpayer expense. Here is how the discussion went:
Man#1: So messed up. I'd love to know why tax payers should be forced to pay this bill? None of this makes any sense.
Snowflake: Because it falls under the realm of healthcare and prisoners can't be denied healthcare.
Woman#1: this isn’t healthcare
Snowflake: Yeah it really is healthcare. Just cuz we don't like the circumstances don't mean it isn't.
Man #2: It’s cosmetic surgery. This it seems healthy, why can’t he get a paying prison job and save his money?
Snowflake: We could make this argument about any healthcare issue for any inmate. For example, if a murder needs heart surgery the murder will get it.
Woman#1: you are comparing apples and elephants.
Snowflake: Are you saying you're okay with a murderer getting healthcare but not a rapist? Or do you just hate trans people more than murderers?
Divemedic: No, she is saying that sexual reassignment is not a necessary procedure. It is elective, no different than a person expecting a facelift or a breast enlargement on the public dime.
Snowflake: That's just an uneducated opinion. Most doctors and therapists would agree with this action.
Divemedic: Of course they would. I am sure that most auto dealers would support buying every inmate a car. If doctors support it so much, then they can do the surgery for free. Or perhaps the inmate desiring the elective procedure can set up a gofundme page, and all of the people who support it can pay for it.
Snowflake: False equivalence. I mean if ya hate trans people then just say you hate trans people.
Divemedic: I don't hate trans people any more than I hate people who want to drive a Ferrari. I just don't think it is proper to force me (through taxes) to pay for something that someone else chooses to do.
Just because I believe that the procedure shouldn't be done at my expense doesn't mean that I hate anyone.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
The national debt stands at $27.5 trillion. The first time I blogged about the debt, the US owed $10.6 trillion. That was in 2008. A year ago, I warned that we were borrowing a trillion every ten months. A trillion dollars ago was August. Two trillion dollars ago was May. A year ago, the debt was $23 trillion. The government has borrowed $4.5 trillion in the last year.
Congress just authorized another $2.5 trillion in spending and COVID stimulus. That means we are guaranteed to have a national debt of $31 trillion by next Christmas. Our economy cannot support this level of spending.
The wheels are coming off. Find things to store wealth that are not denominated in dollars: gold, Bitcoin, ammo, food. I have a feeling it will be worth much more in the near future.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Barcodes and tatoos
Democrat Andrew Yang thinks we should get a barcode to prove vaccination status. The same party that says voter ID is unconstitutional is demanding a national barcode. Maybe it could be a tattoo, like this one:
The count goes on
The press in 2017 was apoplectic over then president-elect Trump not answering questions from reporters who he claimed were "fake news." Biden is now doing the same thing, only answering questions from a few selected reporters, and only questions that he knows will be easy to answer.
All they have to do is keep him around until he is President. After that, he will no longer be needed. I wonder if he knows how expendable he is. I wonder how they will finally get rid of him.
Fact checker has determined that antigunners are lying
The antigun crowd complains that "gun makers are the only industry that can't be sued." Aside from the fact that this isn't about product liability, but is about gun makers not being held liable for the criminal misuse of their products, it is plain false. Proof:
Moderna and Pfizer are immune from civil liability if people receiving the COVID vaccine experience adverse side effects.
Can we demand that Facebook and Twitter put a "fact check" label on anyone who posts the complaint about gun makers?
Friday, December 18, 2020
This skit on SNL with Tom Hanks is the most racist thing I have seen in a long time. It is intended to be a slam on Trump supporters. They are making Trump supporters look stupid by comparing them to the beliefs of blacks. So the are in essence saying "look at Trump supporters, they are just as stupid as black people." This is what the left finds funny, even while they call Trump supporters racists. Even though Tom Hanks said that our WW2 soldiers in the Pacific theater were fighting a war of racism and terror, calling our armed forces terrorists.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
We keep hearing in the news that we have to be locked in our homes because the hospitals are all full. Someone leaked the hospitalization statistics.
The secret here is this: In the ICU, there normally is a ratio of one nurse per patient. Therefore, for every empty bed, there is a nurse sitting there with nothing to do, and even if you assign that nurse to other duties, it is busy work. The same goes for all of the other professionals who would be providing services to that bed. To do otherwise would make the ICU into an overstaffed money pit filled with red ink. If the unit drops below 70% occupancy, the hospital loses money. So they do what any business does- they reduce capacity to match demand. Anyone who owns a restaurant knows what happens when it is slow- you send servers and kitchen staff home. Hospitals are no different- they try to keep the ICU at 75% or more of capacity so they can remain profitable by adding and subtracting beds from the ICU as needed.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Where I agree with SCOTUS
I honestly agree with SCOTUS on Texas' lack of standing. The Constitution says that the legislatures of the states decide upon the method for selecting the electors sent to the EC. I absolutely think that the states where shenanigans occurred 100% ignored the method that their legislatures established for selecting their electors.
With that being said, those of us who support a strict reading of the Constitution are always complaining that judges should not be writing laws, but should strictly look at whether or not a law is in compliance with the Constitution. For that reason, I don't think that one state has the standing to defend another state's legislative intent. It is up to the people, the courts, and the legislature of the states where shenanigans occurred. If those systems fail, it is not the place for Texas to step in and fix it.
If a challenge to the election is to be settled in a Constitutional manner, that fix MUST come from within that state.
2021 outlook is poor, IMO
Today, the electoral college will select Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States after an obviously tampered with election, signaling an end to democratic elections in this country. Half the nation either supports this or doesn't care.
Eight and a half years ago, I posted that the US was running out of money and would become eventually insolvent and ungovernable. In fact, I have been saying for over a decade that the USA cannot exist forever at our rate of spending. For the fiscal year ending October of 2020, the United States' Federal government borrowed $4.2 trillion. FY 2019 saw the US borrowing $1.2 Trillion. FY2018 $1.3 trillion. FY2017 $700 billion. The sudden acceleration is a sign that hyperinflation is coming.
More than half of the population of the US is currently locked in their homes, and has been for more than 8 months.
All of this is being blamed on COVID.
In either case, that which cannot last forever will not last forever. No matter what 2021 brings us, no one can deny that 2020 was an interesting year in the Chinese proverbial sense.
I don't think 2021 will be any better. In fact, I think that things will be much, much worse.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Mao stated that there were three phases to a communist revolution. The third and final phase he called the "crisis phase." Scholars have identified signals of this crisis state to include a decisive loss of legitimacy by the government, financial collapse, breakdown in authority, strong symbolic actions, and perception of dual sovereignty or provisional authority, among others.
Once this last phase begins, totalitarian elites let loose their inclination to brutally eliminate their perceived enemies. Once this phase begins, things happen very quickly. The entire country will collapse in a matter of weeks.
Violence is considered a means to achieving the goal of centralized power. There is not even a pretense of due process or respect for free speech. Yes, there are pretexts given for eliminating perceived enemies, excuses that have the perpetrators projecting their own intentions upon their victims, but the accusations are merely for show.
We are seeing the beginnings of eliminating enemies now. They are already looking at eliminating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Donald Trump will be arrested and jailed soon after the inauguration. They are talking about getting rid of conservative media pundits as well, like this call for Sean Hannity AND Trump to be jailed.
Even sitting members of Congress are demanding that Speaker Pelosi remove Republicans from the house:
I call on you to exercise the power of your offices to evaluate steps you can take to address these constitutional violations this Congress and, if possible, refuse to seat in the 117th Congress any Members-elect seeking to make Donald Trump an unelected dictator
They also are demanding that any lawyer who represents Trump be disbarred.
Far fetched? Don't you remember the IRS targeting conservatives during the Obama administration? Fast and Furious? They are playing for all the marbles.
At any rate, people disappearing was always my tripwire for knowing that we were officially in a dictatorship. Once that begins, it will be time to shut down this blog. I am not egotistical enough to think that I am important enough to be disappeared along with the likes of Trump, Hannity, or Paxton. However, I plan on melting away before they work too far down the list.
I took my new (OK, rebuilt) AR10 to the range. My goals were to get the gas block adjusted and get the ACOG dialed in for 100 yards. I got to the range, and the very next lane over contained a guy who was shooting a 300 Mag. That rifle was so loud at the indoor range, I could feel it in my sinuses. Anyway, I got the spotting scope set up, and sent the target downrange to the 25 yard mark.
I tightened screw on the gas port all the way clockwise, backed it out two full turns, loaded the rifle and squeezed the trigger. The shot was three inches left, and - no ejection. That wasn't a problem, I didn't expect the first round to eject. I pulled on the operating rod, and it wouldn't budge. I tugged a few times, careful to keep the rifle pointed downrange, and I couldn't get it to budge. I pulled both pins, and separated the lower from the upper. Then I tugged. Nothing.
At this point, the RSOs both came over and were curious. I continued to pull, and even got their permission to handle the upper a bit less like a loaded rifle. After a few minutes of tugging, the bolt eventually came free and ejected the case, but I lost sight of it. After looking around, the RSOs and I finally found it. I inspected the case- looked good. No real bulges that I could see, the primer looked OK. The bolt looked normal. So the RSOs and I looked at each other, shrugged, and I reassembled the rifle. As I reloaded it, they stepped back, filling me with confidence.
I adjusted the screw on the gas block another turn to the left, shouldered the rifle and pulled the trigger. No ejection. Cycled the bolt, and it worked fine. Another turn and another shot. Ejection, but the BCG didn't lock open on the empty mag. Put another round in the mag, back the screw out another half turn, reload, shoot. I see the case eject, look at the ejection port, and the bolt is open. Eureka!
I adjust the scope, get a good zero, and then finally get to put a magazine through it without interruption. This is what I got at 100 yards, seated:
The rifle shoots great. I know the groups are loose, but those 25 rounds fell in a circle that is 5.3 inches across. 23 of those 25 rounds were within 2.5 inches of the center of that target. I am happy.
Commies in the open. Fire for effect
In Portland, protesters have taken over a house and refused to allow a family to be forced out. They are claiming that greedy investors have cheated the family out of their house. Protesters have barricaded themselves in the home, and turned it into a fortress.
They have fortified the house, armed themselves, and are defending it in battalion strength. The police are too afraid to do a fucking thing about it. So how did this happen?
The family who has lived there for over 60 years saw their 17 year old son get in a fatal hit and run auto accident that caused them to be sued for big money, so the family needed to raise money for their legal defense. They turned to the only asset they had: the house. Since they had shitty credit, they had to sign a subprime loan. The legal case was settled, and for much less than the family had borrowed. Now they could have put the unused proceeds of the expensive loan back into the loan as an early payment and saved themselves a lot of interest, but instead went on a spending spree. Hey, they had bad credit, so it's obvious that they aren't so good with money.
The son got busted for drugs. That cost even more money.
They made the payments for 13 years. Then they decided that their woes were being caused because of racism, and became followers of the sovereign citizen movement. (When has THAT particular idea been a good one?) They stopped paying, and missed the next year and a half of their payments. Why? Because sovereign citizens are apparently allowed to borrow money and not pay it, because reasons.
The bank foreclosed on the property in 2018, and it was sold to an investor for $260,000. In September, the new owner got an eviction order.
They were able to secure $300,000 on GoFundMe in order to buy the house back. The investor who purchased it at the foreclosure auction agreed to sell it back to them for what he paid for it. That is a wise thing on his part, because that house is trashed, and he will never make a dime on that property. The family, however, is refusing to take the deal until their list of demands are met.
Watching the armed sentries, one is tempted to see if you can hit one from several hundred yards away. I am wondering if someone hasn't already thought of this view:
One year ago, would all of this seemed possible?
Now that the legal challenges to the election have been brushed aside by SCOTUS and the various state courts, Biden's victory is in the bag. The left is now tightening their grip by enacting new lockdowns and restrictions.
In New York, the Governor has again shut down restaurants, even while schools stay open, and violent protests continue. Note that in the last link, protesters were pounding on the windows of a car, and the motorist tried to flee from the violent mob. It was the motorist that was arrested, not the mob.
In Baltimore, the new mayor's first official act was to lockdown the entire city.
The Biden transition team is already telling Americans to cancel Christmas.
The Virginia governor has instituted a midnight to 5 am curfew, effective from December 14 to January 31. Because the virus can only be caught at night, or something- hey, look SCIENCE!
Ohio's governor has also ordered a 10pm to 5am curfew.
California is shut down. North Carolina has a curfew,, even though curfews have had no effect in Massachusetts and Ohio, both of which have had curfews in effect for over a month.
I recently commented on another blog about this being a communist takeover of the nation, and Tam derided that opinion as laughable. If I had told you in December of 2019 that the incoming President Biden would advise cancelling Christmas and locking people in their homes, and 10 governors would cooperate by ordering businesses shutdown and overnight curfews, you would have called me insane.
Look at the evidence, stop falling to normalcy bias. The only reason for discounting the theory that our government is being overthrown is that it has never happened before. If 2020 should have taught you anything, it should have taught you that normal no longer has a home here.
Friday, December 11, 2020
The shining city on the hill has gone dark
The Supreme court punted, just as I predicted on November 13:
- The recount in Georgia will find nothing.Done - SCOTUS will take no official notice of the shenanigans, because they are afraid of being packed into irrelevancy.Done
- Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.
- Trump, who has said he will run again in 2024, is a threat to the status quo. He will be arrested and jailed within weeks of leaving office.
- Harris will take Biden's place before St Patrick's day.
The protesters in Hong Kong sang the US national anthem. They did that because this nation represents the hope of freedoms that so many all over the world have been denied. That hope, that beacon of freedom is in real danger. The fact that our elections can now be stolen means that we likely have seen the last free election in this nation.
There were large amounts of evidence that our latest election was tampered with. No one was interested in investigating. Each of the lawsuits that was brought was dismissed, not because there was no evidence of fraud. No, they were all dismissed for process reasons, without the plaintiffs ever being given a chance to present that evidence.
The courts at every level were against it. Do you want to know why that happened? It is because Donald Trump was an outsider. He doesn't play ball with all of the entrenched Washington establishment, and they HATE him for it. That is why the "Republican voters against Trump" try to post videos claiming to be the next incarnation of Ronald Reagan. There are no Ronald Reagans left in the republican party.
Now that the Supreme Court has refused to even hear the Texas lawsuit, the Democrats will take power. They will likely rig the system so no conservative Republican is ever again a President. Instead, the current crop of republicans will go on doing what they do best- feathering their nests while sucking democrat dick for table scraps. I just don't see how the Republicans can ever accomplish anything other than seek power.
Remember that Trump is a threat to the Democrats, the establishment Republicans, AND the government bureaucrats.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Skirmish Rifle Project
During the Florida Blogshoot, I had the opportunity to shoot Dave of Ammoman's Scout Rifle. I was amazed at how much lighter his rifle was, and how little felt recoil there was. I knew right then and there that I would have to build one of my own. In keeping with his ScoutRifle 2.0 theory, I began thinking about what I wanted to do with a new rifle.
I want something that is going to be more suited to a militia kind of battlespace:
I need my rifle to be relatively lightweight, right around 8 pounds carried weight. My Oracle is too heavy at 9.3 pounds unloaded with an ACOG on top.
I want a rifle that had more power, more range, and fires a larger bullet than the 62 grain 5.56mm that my AR15 uses.
I also want to stay with the AR platform.
I reworked it by replacing the 16 inch heavy barrel that came with the rifle with an 18 inch Faxon pencil barrel. Then I added an EDGE 15 inch Carbon Fiber handguard from Brigand Arms, an adjustable gas block, a Nitromet gas tube, and a Gemtech compensator. I also replaced the bolt carrier with a low mass bolt carrier from JP rifles.
Here it is, pictured above my AR15 for comparison. The AR-10 only weighs 3/4 of a pound more than its 5.56mm cousin. I am now (no so) patiently waiting to take it out to the range on Saturday. I need to tune the gas block and get the scope dialed in.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The MSM is now officially the propaganda arm of the Democrat party No one will be permitted to express an opinion that has not been approved by the Democrats.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A 15 year old gets shot in a drive by. You would think that he was an innocent caught by mistake. No, it turns out he had a gun on him, which was stolen off of his dead body by a 14 year old.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
They want a war
Supporting my theory that the left WANTS a civil war, the Daily Beast publishes this screed about how they are coming for us.
“Nobody's talking about coming to your house, holding you down and vaccinating you,” Dorit Reiss, a law professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, told TODAY.
But the federal government has some ways to get people to vaccinate, imposing it as a condition of getting a passport, for example.
Useful idiot no longer useful
If you all remember, I wrote about Grandmaster J and his band of insurgents, the "Not F*cking Around Coalition" (NFAC) over the summer. They were showing up in cities around the southeast and intimidating people by brandishing firearms.
It seems that, now that the election is over, he and his band of useful idiots have reached the limit of their usefulness. He has been arrested and charged for interfering and threatening Federal law enforcement when he pointed a weapon mounted light at them in September. So it took them three months to figure this out? Of course it didn't. They needed him around to make headlines and stoke fear, and now they don't.
You will note that BLM is quiet. The street violence is over. One phase ends, the next begins.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Stand up deliver
Ted Cruz is angry at Lin Wood for telling Republican voters to sit out the runoff election unless the Republican party ensures fair and secure elections. He said:
I don’t know who this clown is, but anyone saying America would be better off w/ Chuck Schumer as Majority Leader—producing huge tax increases, the Green New Deal, massive amnesty & a packed Supreme Court destroying the Bill of Rights—is trying to mislead the people of Georgia.
I agree with Lin Wood: I am loyal to my freedom and to the Constitution. That means that I will support any political party or platform that supports those ideals. I am not loyal to the Republican party. My support of the Republican party and its platform only exists as long as they are in agreement with mine. As soon as the Republican party stops fighting to maintain this nation and instead dedicates itself to seeking power for the sake of power, then they stop being my ally of convenience.
Just because the Democrats are my enemy doesn't make the Republicans my friend. If the Republicans are simply going to ignore the election shenanigans, then I see no difference between them and the Democrats. Since those are the only two realistic choices we have (Libertarians don't have a chance- so don't even go there), this means that it is inevitable that we wind up either with a dictatorship, a civil war, or both.
Republicans- either do something now, or become completely useless.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
WTF is up with shipping companies?
I have had a rash of problems getting products that I have ordered. There is no real pattern to it.
For example, I had an order from Bulletproof Everyone that took forever because they just didn't ship it.
An order from Brownell's was lost by Fedex.
and now, my $400 handguard from Brigand arms is missing. I ordered it on November 19. I got a notice from them that it shipped the next day. The USPS tracking says that they are still awaiting the package. I contacted Brigand Arms, and they swear to me that they shipped it. They have put a trace on the package, but here I sit, still waiting on the last parts I need to complete my rifle build. Either USPS or Brigand Arms has lost my order.
But Trump is a dictator!
The Democrats call President Trump a dictator, but it is Orange County, Florida's Democrat mayor who is is instituting a $15,000 fine for businesses who fail to enforce his orders. Florida law prohibits local officials from taking action against individuals for failing to follow CDC guidelines, so the mayor will instead fine businesses thousands of dollars for failing to enforce his unlawful orders. If a person fails to follow the orders of the mayor as relayed by the business, they can be arrested for trespassing.
This is demanding that businesses enforce illegal orders.
Mental health counselor fail
Robert C. Quackenbush was once a patient at Circles of Care Harbor Pines, a mental health facility in Melbourne, Florida. On Wednesday, he went to the facility to talk to one of the mental health counselors. After a short conversation, he pulled out a pistol and shot the mental health counselor in the back.
Tell me again how you are going to replace police officers with unarmed mental health counselors.
They say we are NAZIs
The New York Times directly compares the conservatives who believe that there was election fraud to Germany in the days just before the NAZI party came to power. The left has declared war on the Republican party, and they mean to wipe us out. We are being painted as the enemy. Even though the author says it would be absurd to compare President Trump to Hitler, he goes on to do exactly that.
This article is pure propaganda. It isn't even historically accurate. They mean to come for all of us. It is coming. What are you doing to prepare for it?
I have said it before, and I will say it again- Please let me be wrong, even though it is becoming more obvious that I am not.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
So it turns out that I can spot a fake graph.
So what about this one?
I support cops, but
I am a law abiding citizen. I support cops. That doesn't mean that I will bow down and allow myself to be ground under the heels of a jackboot. North Carolina has made it a crime (a Second degree misdemeanor) to not wear a mask when you are near someone not in your household. Some counties are going even further. In Asheville, both individuals and businesses not complying with the new mask order “will be subject to penalties.” The first offense will be $50 for a business, and a second offense will force the business to close for a 24-hour period. Any addition violations could result in longer closures.
Incidentally, this also makes it a crime to be in possession of body armor while not wearing a mask.
The executive vice president and general counsel for the North Carolina sheriff's association said: “At the end of the day, the goal is education and compliance.” Compliance.
We are seeing the same thing in Florida, where the governor's order prohibits local officials from taking actions against individuals. Instead, local officials are effectively deputizing business owners by forcing them to enforce a law that would be illegal for local officials to enforce themselves.
Police who enforce these sorts of infringements are not the sort of cops I can or will support. Not only will you be hated by the left, you will make enemies of those on the right. Think long and hard before you cross that line.
The Democrats are furious that President Trump isn't facilitating the so-called transfer while calling for his arrest, along with those of his 'followers.' They are even rewriting history as they do it:
In “normal” times, the outgoing president and his team would at this point be facilitating a smooth transfer of power—tying up a few policy loose ends, but generally making way for the new president and acknowledging the new political priorities of that president.
None of that is happening with Donald Trump. In fact, quite the reverse. Day by day, reports emerge of new efforts to lock into place Trump’s extremist agenda.
They are forgetting that the Clinton administration deliberately sabotaged the incoming George W Bush administration. In an investigation completed by the GAO, they found that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the “W” keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen. In all, the Clintons and their staffers did $15,000 in damages to the White House. The Democrats and their lapdogs in the media attempted to write it off as a school yard prank.
Not only did the Obama administration sabotage and illegally spy on Trump and his campaign. Then Obama spent the entirety of the Trump presidency trying to sabotage and undercut him as often as possible.
Fuck them, and remember that what goes around, comes around.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Journalists don't have a clue
Let me quote from this article:
Biden ... is working toward creating a buy-back program, where firearm owners can either sell their weapons to the government or register them with the NRA.
No. He wants to register them as NFA weapons, not NRA weapons.
The people have had enough
The Democrats have finally thrown off the veneer of minimal government and have gone full on tyrannical dictator. A few examples:
Governor Cuomo has been issuing imperial dictates for weeks, and they are getting more arbitrary and ridiculous as time goes on. The latest example is a prohibition on bars who do not serve food serving alcohol. Now he is claiming that only some items count as 'food' while others do not. In one case, saying that chicken wings do not count as 'food' while sandwiches DO count.
The mayor of Savannah, Georgia is 'disgusted' by the fact that the people who he intends to rule over are ignoring his orders, despite the fact that those orders aren't lawful.
Jerry Demings (the husband of Congresswoman Val Demings, who was on the short list to be Biden's running mate) is the mayor of Orange County, Florida. He is 'exploring' ways to punish business owners who violate his mask dictates, even though Florida's Governor issued his own dictate that prevents him from doing that.
All of this shows that conflicts between businesses and government are coming to a head. The New York Health Department has issued a $15,000 fine to one business owner who threw them out of a protest meeting. The owner of the business tore up the fine and is refusing to pay.
Things are accelerating.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Salt life co-founder is a douchebag
So this 58 year old rich douchebag and his 18 year old gold digging girlfriend were on a trip together when he says he accidentally shot her. What makes this so fishy is that, as soon as he shot her, he hauled ass without calling for help. Dumbass left his belongings at the scene, and made it 250 miles before he ran out of gas. Her body wasn't found until 24 hours later. I think the story smells like bullshit.
Unarmed case workers
Remember the Seattle plan to have mental health workers respond to 911 calls instead of police? Well, on the same day that the Seattle city council voted to put this plan in place, a case worker was fatally stabbed by one of her 'clients'.
According to reports, she was stabbed 12 times with a "military grade" assault knife. The case worker and her killer had known each other for the past 8 years, as he was a resident in the apartment building, which provides long-term housing for people who were formerly homeless. She had also been a case worker there for the past 8 years.
So now do we see how well having unarmed social workers respond to 911 calls is going to work?
I have been asking what we are building up to while reading about the Democrats wanting reeducation camps, enemies lists, amidst an obviously stolen election. Now we learn that New York City has 'checkpoints' throughout the city, with police conducting random 'spot checks' to ensure that people are complying with COVID restrictions.
Cuck Zuck Buck
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Calm before the storm
Can we stop referring to Roberts as a conservative justice? Here is the first decision from SCOTUS that has a right/left element, and ACB voted with the other conservative justices, while Roberts was with the liberals. 5-4 decision supporting the Constitutional rights of the citizens. Dissenters supported religious tyranny.
I have heard theories that Roberts has been compromised because he took trips on the Lolita Express. I don't know if that is the case, but I do know he is a reliable vote for whatever the Democrat position is.
The greatest part of the Trump legacy is his three SCOTUS picks. Look for the Democrats to try and undo that. Will we see court packing? Will one of the conservative justices die under mysterious circumstances? Who knows, but things are about to get sporty.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
A guy that I served with is now working as a librarian. He sent me a picture of one of the books that just came into the library.
Monday, November 23, 2020
More threats from the left
they should be afraid of what’s going to happen later when he’s not around
Remember that this is the guy who needs lifts in his shoes to look tougher.
Still, the left hates you and wants you dead.
Rifle project delayed
I ordered some of the parts for my rifle project from Brownell's. I just got a call from them. The truck was in an accident and all of the packages on the truck were destroyed. An entire shipment of guns, gun parts, and ammo.
Sounds fishy. I think some Fedex employees just made some side cash. At any rate, I have to wait for the parts to be reshipped, so a week's delay.
Edited: the shipping company was FedEx. Lasalle, Illinois was the last reported location
COVID isolation camps
You read that right- the CDC is proposing putting people at high risk of COVID in camps. They call them "green zones" but camps, nonetheless
Let me take a short break by listening to some music from my home town of New Orleans. The band featured here, Tuba Skinny, has the traditional sound of New Orleans jazz, despite the fact that not one of the band members is from the Crescent City.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
The effort to make us into 'unpeople' continues.
Fifth Generation Coup?
The calls to throw President Trump in prison are growing. Those same members of Congress are saying "the Republican party is unfit to govern" If you remember, I pointed this out in July:
Once the last phase begins, totalitarian elites let loose their inclination to brutally eliminate their perceived enemies. Once this phase begins, things happen very quickly. The entire country will collapse in a matter of weeks.
Violence is considered a means to achieving the goal of centralized power. There is not even a pretense of due process or respect for free speech. Yes, there are pretexts given for eliminating perceived enemies, excuses that have the perpetrators projecting their own intentions upon their victims, but the accusations are merely for show.
If I was correct, and the Communists are still following the CIA manual for overthrowing a country, then things will begin to get worse very quickly after January 20. The blinding speed with which 2020 seemed to fall apart will seem to have been a slow stroll in the park compared to the coming year.
I sit here hoping that I am wrong, but it seems like they are following the CIA book "Guide to the Analysis of an Insurgency" (pdf warning) as if it were an instruction manual. Let me quote directly from that manual, from the section titled, "Resolution Stage"
The final collapse of the government will probably appear in retrospect to have been rapid, but the signs of imminent insurgent victory may be difficult to see as they are occurring.
In 1940, Hitler defeated the French by placing a decoy force opposite the French Army on the Maginot line while his REAL army simply went around the defenses by taking a detour through Belgium and the Ardennes. All of France was occupied in 14 days.
Where this insurgency has broken new ground is in the territory that was seized. While we were all distracted by the BLM riots, the insurgents were busy capturing territory. Not land. Virtual territory. They managed to gain control of the electronic systems that we had put in place to determine who wins elections, and who winds up in charge.
If so, high school students in world history classes will be writing papers about this in a couple of decades. We may be watching a new chapter in world history being written. The first nation to be overthrown as a result of Fifth Generation warfare. Can we call this a Fifth Generation Coup?
Saturday, November 21, 2020
I will not comply.
Philadelphia Bans ‘All Indoor Gatherings of Any Size, Any Location, Public or Private’
Let me quote the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law ... abridging the the right... of the people peaceably to assemble
I will not comply. To my LEO friends: Remember that you took an oath to the Constitution, not to the Democrat party.
Who are the fascists here?
The left loves to call people on the right "fascists," but it is the left who is cheering on the censorship of those who say things that they disagree with. It is the left that is tampering with elections, locking the citizens in their homes, and interfering with private contracts.
It is the left who is blocking justice by physically blocking those on the right from entering courthouses to seek legal remedies, and threatening their attorneys with violence and death in a nationwide conspiracy to subvert justice. They are threatening and doxing government officials for enforcing election laws.
It is the left that is making an enemies list. It is the left that is planning to put those who disagree with them into camps.
We are at an important crossroads. If we fail to stop the left and their onslaught now, we will have far more difficult times ahead. The true fascists are coming, and they are no longer even trying to hide it.
I know that there are those who think that I am being alarmist, but ask yourself this:
What would you have though if last Thanksgiving, someone had posted the headlines below. Would you have called him alarmist? Crazy?
Citizens locked in their homes for months. Businesses closed. Riots burning over 100 cities. An election subverted. Armed insurrectionists openly marching in the streets. Democrats openly making enemies lists and demanding reeducation camps.
The signs are there. Sure, many of us are still in denial, but the war is here. It is at your door. Our nation, our government, our way of life are under attack. If we don't fight now, then when?
Friday, November 20, 2020
CBS is full of shit
CBS News came up with a list of the most heavily armed states in the USA. There are a few things wrong with it: a- Washington, DC isn't a state, b- Guns aren't 'registered' in most states, and c- you have got to be kidding me- this list is WRONG. Here, according to CBS News are the "most heavily armed states:"
2 Washington, DC (WHAT? Maybe if you count all of the law enforcement guns and the ones that belong to the 3rd Infantry Regiment.)
4 New Mexico
11 (tie) Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Hampshire
15 Texas (So they are claiming that there are more guns in Maryland than Texas?)
18 South Carolina
19 South Dakota
20 (tie) Ohio, Oregon, Connecticut, Montana, Tennessee
21 North Carolina
23 Florida (the article claims 199,828 registered firearms in Florida. That is BS for two reasons: 1 There is no firearms registry in Florida, and 2 There are 2.2 MILLION Florida residents with concealed weapons permits.)
24 (tie) Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona, West Virginia
35 New Jersey
40 Rhode Island
41 New York
As I typed this, I figured that they are talking about NFA weapons. They are the only "registered" weapons that I can think of that would be present in these sorts of numbers. What say ye?
As I have posted before, it is looking more and more likely that President Trump will be indicted shortly after the inauguration. As of right now, he is a very popular man, and the most serious threat that the Democrats face in terms of opposition.
There has been talk of President Trump pardoning himself, but that opens him up to all sorts of legal challenges. As the article says:
An attempt at a self-pardon would be an unprecedented move and could very well face legal challenges.
There is a way that the President can beat this. The 25th Amendment. Let me explain:
At 10:00 am on the 20th of January, the President transmits a written statement to Mitch McConnel and Nancy Pelosi that he is unable to fulfill the duties of his office. The Vice President immediately becomes the President of the United States, and as his first official act, he pardons the now former President.
If this is timed correctly, there would be nothing that the Democrats could do about it.
Tyrants gonna tyrant
According to the governor, there are no "mandated" COVID protocols for businesses in Florida. That isn't stopping tyrant Demings, who is going to “explore his regulatory authority” over businesses who don't comply with his commands.
DeSantis said his order would stop cities and counties from fining people for not wearing mandated face coverings. He said fines and other penalties imposed so far would be suspended. So Demings is using his "authority" to get businesses into being his enforcers in making individuals wear masks.
Iran announced a new warship that claims to have all sorts of warfighting capability. There is one capability that it is notably lacking- ASW. A submarine could follow this ship for days without being noticed. This ship is some submarine captain's Navy cross in waiting. Iran is a parody of real military capability. Jesus, that country is run by morons.
and Joe Biden is going to let them obtain nuclear weapons. They are too stupid to have nukes without using them.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Rifle Project, continued
So my rifle project continues. A couple of you pointed out that I need to get my handguard at the same time as the barrel, and of course you are correct. After a thorough search, I came up with a few choices. Odin, Faxon, and JP enterprises were all contenders. After looking at what was actually in stock and in keeping with my desire to cut down on weight, I finally bought an Edge Carbon Fiber Handguard from Brigand Arms. Weighing in at only 6.3 ounces, I may have luck in keeping the rifle balanced and low weight.
I got the rifle length barrel and wanted a full length handguard because I like gripping the rifle near the muzzle. It was tough forking out $400 for a handguard, but I finally just did it.
Also, it was pointed out that you need to check the headspace on a new barrel/bolt combo. I already own go-no go checkers for that. Now to wait for all of my orders to get here. Hopefully, I can have this thing assembled, tuned, and running before Christmas.
and yes, Miguel, I was hooked as soon as I picked up Dave's rifle.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
During the blogshoot, Dave let me shoot his Scout Rifle 2.0. That rifle was lighter, had less felt recoil, and (once the suppressor was removed) swung better than my own DPMS Oracle. Still, I thought that there were some areas of his rifle where I could change to suit my own needs. It was at this moment that a project was born.
Ah, but it is VERY hard to get parts to do a project gun. That means that instead of a new rifle, I am starting a (re)build as a search for a better all around rifle. I am looking to change this into a rifle that has the power of a 308, with the ergonomics, recoil, and ability for rapid follow up shots of an AR15. I want a rifle with less recoil, lower weight, better balance, and better shootability than my Oracle currently has.
So keeping in mind that I am limited by parts availability, I am starting this project. .
- Less felt recoil
- A rifle that is at least a pound lighter than my Oracle's 9.2 pounds.
Since this will be a complete rebuild of my Oracle, I am beginning with the DPMS lower and upper that I already have. I am changing the 16 inch heavy barrel that came with the Oracle out for an 18 inch Faxon pencil barrel. From JP enterprises, I am adding an adjustable gas block and an LMOS lightweight bolt carrier. So far, that comes to about $630.
Once that stuff arrives and gets installed, I need to decide on a handguard and compensator.
Then we will see if we can get this rifle to function.
What are we building up to?
Ohio is under a curfew, prohibiting people from leaving their homes from 10pm to 5 am for the next 21 days. New York City has announced that all schools have closed. Oregon is locking down various businesses, as are cities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and more.
Why are we doing this? It can't really be due to the seriousness of the Kung Flu for children. According to the MSM, we have 1.04 million children who have contracted COVID, but only 113 of them have died. That is a survival rate of 99.98 percent. Even THAT number likely overstates the disease because there are likely more children with COVID who are undiagnosed because their symptoms are so mild that the illness goes undetected. More children drown in bathtubs each year than have died from COVID.
There is a lot of noise being made about 200,000 new cases a day being diagnosed. Even so, less than one percent of cases are fatal.
So if the lockdowns and dictatorial power grabs aren't really about COVID, then what are they for? I am not sure, but I feel like whatever it is, it isn't going to be good. Are we about to see all interstate borders being closed?
Accepting the truth
Now that elections are rigged in this country. (and there is no other possibility) Pandora's box is now open. We will never again have another fair and free election. This has been very hard for me to accept, but there it is. It is the inescapable truth that the Republic is no more. This is how liberty dies- with masks, quarantines, and mail in ballots, cheered on by a press that still doesn't realize the real impact of what it is that they have done. Or maybe they do, and that makes it worse.
Will this nation be brave enough to fight to regain what was lost? That remains to be seen.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Republicans are gutless cowards
Burn the witch
So now the left will threaten and scream at any Federal employee who does their job, if that job happens to be a detriment to what a Democrat wants.
This is what the socialist revolution looks like.
Police in Ocoee, Florida will be asking businesses and residents to share the feeds from their cameras with them, so they can
monitor everyone solve crimes.
It isn't like having video of Hunter Biden helped police solve THAT particular crime spree.
No thanks. I will keep my freedom, thank you very much.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Life goes on
I have a weather station on the roof of my house. I use it to control my irrigation system as well as for general science geekery.
For the past three years, it has been an Acurite 5 in 1 weather station. The problem is that I bought my first one in April of 2018. It had to be replaced in July 2019 after a lightning strike. Well, it died again. That makes 3 units in 30 months. Not good enough.
So now I have an Ambient Weather unit. This one adds measurements for UV level and sunlight intensity. The only problem is that I have to find time to climb on the roof to install it, but it is too dark in the evenings, and I keep finding other stuff to do on the weekends like shoot guns and visit with my grandkids.
Also, the wife and I just noticed that the local stores are again running out of toilet paper.
We took advantage of today's stock rally to sell some of the stock we bought back in April and made a $17,000 profit on the deal. Thanks to some wizardry on the part of my CPA, we won't owe any taxes on the proceeds. A good accountant is worth every penny. Don't get me wrong- we still get bent over by the tax man. An accountant just makes it less painful.
Plus we both work. It seems like there is never enough time.
Still trying to get everything prepared for what is coming. Financially, legally, and supply wise, I am trying to anticipate everything while still managing to enjoy my life.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Shall issue doesn't always mean what it says
North Carolina is a "shall issue" state- meaning that the government has no choice- if a citizen meets the criteria for a concealed weapons permit, the permit has to be issued:
In order to acquire a North Carolina permit, an individual must apply to the sheriff's office in the county in which he/she resides. As part of the application process, the applicant must accomplish the following:
1. Complete an application, under oath, on a form provided by the sheriff's office;
2. Pay a non-refundable fee of $80.00; and
3. Allow the sheriff’s office to take two (2) full sets of fingerprints, which may cost up to $10.00;
4. Provide an original certificate of completion of an approved handgun safety course; and
5. Provide a release authorizing disclosure to the sheriff of any record concerning the applicant’s mental health or capacity. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.13
So you can see the loophole, right? All the sheriff has to do is stop providing the applications or stop taking fingerprints, and the entire process becomes may issue. That is exactly what happened in one NC county.
Please let me be wrong
Trump finally admits that the election is over. Just as I predicted, Biden will be inaugurated on Jan 20. Trump was given a list of court defeats on Friday that signal that the courts are not going to do a thing. SCOTUS remained silent on the DOJ requests for intervention, and the Republican leaning parts of the MSM turned their backs on him, all the while ignoring the election shenanigans. Expect that to continue.
Short term preps (next six months)
So what comes next in the short term? Retailers will begin preparing for the return of COVID lockdowns. Expect tourism related businesses to be hurting in the next few months. For example, at the end of March, I bought 1,000 shares of Royal Caribbean at the low price of $21 a share. As of Friday, that stock was selling at $71 a share. I wanted to wait until I had owned the stock for a year so that I could pay the capital gains rate on my profits, but my wife and I don't think that this is a good idea. We are going to sell 350 shares on Monday, so that we can at least get our original money plus a small profit back. Similarly, we have stock in MGM resorts, Darden restaurants, and a few others. We are looking to sell off some to safeguard our original investments.
In order to silence the most serious opposition, the Democrats will have Donald Trump arrested within weeks of his leaving office. Whether or not he sees any serious trouble is immaterial- they will end his political career, along with the threat he brings to the status quo.
How much control the revolutionary communist wing of the Democrat party and their billionaire and Chinese backers have on the overall party will determine how Biden leaves office. If their hold is weak, Biden will make it to 2023 before he is removed and replaced by Harris.
If they are a bit more powerful, he will be replaced within weeks. They may even let him resign. If the communists are firmly in power, he will die in office. Just how spectacular and public that death is will be a great indication of how much trouble is coming. The worst case scenario for this country would be an assassination. In public. By an assassin who turns out to be a Republican member of the NRA and the murder weapon is an 'assault weapon.' Of course, this will enable them to declare the NRA to be a "terrorist organization" and shut it down.
The worst thing in all of this: Biden didn't even bother to campaign. He was blatantly in your face with the lack of a campaign. The Trump team scoffed because of this and thought that the campaign was in the bag. No one bothered to think that Biden already KNEW that the election was a done deal, and this was why he didn't even bother to try. For crying out loud, the guy who is the CEO of the voting machine manufacturer is now on the transition team as a part of the future leadership of DHS.
So the election was stolen. There was fraud on an industrial scale, and they didn't even try to hide it. Why not? Because they know there is nothing that the American people will do about it. That scares me more than anything- because now that they know they CAN, they WILL. That means that there will likely not be another fair election in the USA. Ever.
I hope and pray that I am wrong, but I fear that I am not.
As many of you already know, the Great Florida Blogshoot was yesterday and it went off without a hitch. There was a large (for a blog meet) attendance of 19 people. The weather was great, and it was good to see people that I had never met before. Let's see if I can do the list some justice. Of course the main people were there: Miguel of Gunfreezone, Borepatch, and Queen of the World. Then there were others including Ratus, Big Country, Sapper, and many others. Sgt Bob showed up with an M1 Garand that was in better condition than any other I have seen in awhile. If I overlooked anyone, my apologies and assurances that it isn't intentional. I just wasn't taking notes.
It was a bit of a drive for me (two and a half hours each way), but it was a great day.
I want to make a special mention of Kevin Creighton of Ammoman who produced a 500 round brick of CCI Lawman in 9mm for the shoot. The only thing he asked was that each of us mention his site and give him a link. His prices look good, he has ammo in stock, and I think I am going to be making a buy soon.
Any time you get a group of gunnies together, you always see some interesting toys, great conversation, and a bit of showing off. If you weren't there, you missed a good time. There was talk of doing another in February, so there is always another chance.
Friday, November 13, 2020
My prediction stands: the election fix was successful, and too many RINOs are willing to punt so that the Democrats will destroy them last. Here is what I see happening:
- The recount in Georgia will find nothing.
- SCOTUS will take no official notice of the shenanigans, because they are afraid of being packed into irrelevancy.
- Biden will be inaugurated on January 20.
- Trump, who has said he will run again in 2024, is a threat to the status quo. He will be arrested and jailed within weeks of leaving office.
- Harris will take Biden's place before St Patrick's day.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Trump wins a victory in PA court
A judge in Pennsylvania handed the Trump campaign a victory when he ruled that the PA Secretary lacked the authority to allow mail in ballots extended time to cure their ballots by providing identification. There will be a hearing tomorrow to determine how many ballots will be thrown out as a result.
Avoid Bulletproof everyone
In September, I ordered body armor in the form of a hoodie from Bulletproof everyone. After weeks of delays, broken promises, and more, I got the armor on October 5. Even though I measured properly, it didn't fit.
More calls and emails, including a cell phone conversation with the owner, and I was promised the correct size. It never came. I have disputed with my credit card processor, but I don't hold out much hope.
I can probably kiss that $250 goodbye. That is a shame.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
On lists and gun laws
CNN is listing the names of American lawmakers that aren't showing sufficient deference to our new Dear Leader. This is some tin pot dictatorship bullshit right here. So a sitting lawmaker who doesn't call the Democratic candidate to congratulate him for winning an election that hasn't even been officially ended yet deserves to be called to the carpet? This is the kind of thing you would expect from North Korea, not the United States.
Recall that the last four years, #resist has been the war cry among Democrats.
Also, the OAS claims that they sent 28 election observers to the US, and the only evidence found of voting irregularities in the election was REPUBLICAN poll watchers attempting to intimidate vote counters by standing too close to them. They also went forward with an implied accusation that Trump is in the wrong for attempting to claim fraud in the press instead of in court. Also, there was this quote (pdf warning):
Access to the vote is an important right for all persons. The Mission noted that citizens continue to be deprived of their franchise for a range of reasons, including the loss of voting rights following a felony conviction (even when convicted persons have served their sentences) and the revocation of rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.
I wonder if the OAS is as staunch defending the right of felons to own firearms...
I would point out that Luis Almagro is the Secretary General of the OAS. He is from Uruguay, a nation controlled by the Broad Front and the National Party, both being variations of communist political parties.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
More FB censorship.