Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Absence

Sorry all for my absence. We are have had one heck of an ice storm here in KY and I am currently without power. Soon as things get up and running I will start posting regularly again.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The War on Guns: Teabagging Obama

The War on Guns: Teabagging Obama

What an excellent idea. (Definately not what some of you are thinking).


  • Brady’s highest-rated states have the highest average violent crime and murder rates. These states also have the lowest levels of gun ownership.
  • Only 2 of these states have shall-issue concealed carry laws.
  • Brady’s “failed” states (not enough “reasonable gun measures”) have the lowest violent crime and murder rates, and the highest levels of gun ownership.
  • All have shall-issue concealed carry laws.

All of the above from...[link]

More proof that firearm ownership deters crimes and saves lives. Any measure to take away the God given right to defend ones self is an infringement of rights, no matter how you look at it.

Nancy Pelosi says birth control will help the US economy

"...Pelosi said that "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government"." [link]

Literal translation: There are too many people in the United States, we (the government) cannot extend any more federal programs to more people, so we have to look for ways keep our population down.

Quote for the Day

"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife." -- Thomas Jefferson

DEO VINDICE: From Kentucky

Remember When...

I am sure many of you remember when our governmet forced citizens ,via the draft, to take up the same kinds of arms they are now trying to prosecute for...

Flags I Pledge Allegiance To, and Why

Okay Honestly, for those of you that know history, does it need an explanation!

The Betsy Ross Flag, Year of Independence, Need more be said?

Francis Scott Key, National Anthem, Goose Bumps, Any Questions?

Ah Yes, The Stars and Bars. When America Lost State Sovereignty!

48 Stars. The Flag My Grandfather Volunteered to Fight for During WWII (He fought for our freedom, and lost his brother during this fight).

50 Stars, The Flag My Father Volunteered to Fight for During Vietnam

Monday, January 26, 2009

Enough Said

Image courtesy of Oleg Volk.

The War on Guns: Why Can't We Be Friends?

The War on Guns: Why Can't We Be Friends?

Read this, link to this, add more links to your sites. Just so you know this is David Codrea working to make sure all of us 2nd-Amendment lovers can get linked together. Excellent idea David, keep up the good work.

Another Gun Grabber Doing What They Do Best

"...Kirsten Gillibrand as our new senator even though she has actively pushed legislation that would make it even harder to control illegal handguns."[link]

Wait a minute did you just say, "harder to control illegal handguns"? I thought that handguns were legal, at least in some of the free states left in America? Do none of this countries +20,000 firearms laws not already do that? Sorry I digress sir, back to your article...

"...Paterson noted that the seat had been held previously by Robert F. Kennedy. Paterson did not add that Kennedy had been murdered with a handgun."

Whoa! Now wait a minute. I thought that RFK was killed by Sirhan Sirhan? Oh, OK, I see now, your either being a revisionist, or trying to use emotion rather than logic to get your point across. At that point I close my eyes and ears to you. Aside from that I hope that when someone breaks into your home, threatens you and your family, that emergency response time is fast enough to protect you. If not they can always put that yellow tape up.

Elderly Woman Holds Intruder at Gunpoint

“I’ve got my gun out. Somebody’s trying to get in my house,” she told a dispatcher. “I’ll have to shoot him if he comes in.”[link]

But yet, gun grabbers would rather have seen this elderly woman, beaten, raped, and murdered (preferably shot so they could scream to the top of their little poison filled lungs about the evils of firearms). Too harsh you say? Then why do they continually try pass ever more stringent laws against our freedoms?

Someone please play the devil's advocate for me and explain to me how limiting firearms to any and all law abiding citizens harmful, to anyone but the government.

Quote for the Day

"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it." H.L. Mencken

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Novel Approach to Gun Control

I'll be damned. Illinois has figured it out. Keep an eye out folks, before long we will see FOID legislation being pushed in Congress. If they can't ban our guns they will tie us up in red tape to keep us from purchasing any that way. Then they can say we're not keeping you from buying anything, we just have a huge backlog, just be patient, your paperwork will come through within the next 75 years.[link]

Quote for the Day

"Try this thought experiment. Pretend you're a tyrant. Among your many liberty-destroying objectives are extermination of blacks, Jews and Catholics. Which would you prefer, a United States with political power centralized in Washington, powerful government agencies with detailed information on Americans and compliant states, or power widely dispersed over 50 states, thousands of local jurisdictions and a limited federal government?" -- Walter E. Williams

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The War on Guns: It's 'The Carolyn McCarthy Show'

The War on Guns: It's 'The Carolyn McCarthy Show'

This matches exactly with my I Never Knew One Existed post.

The 2nd Amendment Today Part I

Straight From the Whitehouse: I Will Infringe on the Rights of Gunowners

"Obama and Biden would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade."[link]

OH, MY! We can not allow local law enforcement to be uninformed about vital information dealing with ongoing criminal investigations can we?

But wait lets dig into this a bit deeper...a few snippets if you will
  • Releasing the information serves no useful purpose.
  • Traced guns aren’t always “crime guns”; firearms may be traced for reasons unrelated to any armed crime.
  • Trace information remains available for law enforcement use.[Wait a minute I thought this was one of their reasons for wanting to repeal, that law enforcement did not have access?]
  • Both BATFE and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) oppose release of trace data.
  • Even the current language has allowed too many disclosures of sensitive information.

Sounds to me like the only thing gained from repealing this would be to further his (Obama) anti-2nd Amendment agenda.

Link here for an article and more sources on this subject.

I Never Knew One Even Existed

A pro-2nd Amendment politician from NЗw YoЯk?! But of course we then get this from a "lawmaker" in the same state, "Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said yesterday Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's gun control views make her unacceptable for the U.S. Senate" [link]

Now just try and explain to me how someone who supports the United States Constitution is unacceptable for a seat in a body who's every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution?

Sounds to me like we need to start finding a bunch of short ropes and tall trees to deal with all the treason that is going around in Washington.

Quote for the Day

"If the government gets into business on any large scale, we soon find that the beneficiaries attempt to play a large part in the control. While in theory it is to serve the public, in practice it will be very largely serving private interests." -- Calvin Coolidge

Friday, January 23, 2009

Every Gun You Own Will Become Contraband

Yep, you read it right. There is currently a bill introduced in this session (111th) of Congress that calls for mandatory testing of gun owners, plus a tax, a biometric capable photo of yourself, and fingerprints. And if you can't pass the written test or provide anything else asked for guess what? "Every gun you own will become contraband and subject to confiscation, while you stand trial before imprisonment."

Don't believe me read the bill just click the link, select "Bill Number" and enter "HR 45" HR 45

For originating article go here.

Also for those interested, a list of proposed ban's by the anti's for the current year here.

'For the children...'

Once more, we hear the minions of gun control starting their high pitched trills. Obama is using the same old tired phrases, "common sense gun laws", "making guns in this country childproof", nauseum.

Well I am tired of it, and so are many others. There are currently +20,000 gun laws on the books as of right now, today, at this very hour, at the exact moment you are reading this. We do need any more. How about distilling them into about a dozen or so: No violent criminals may own, possess, attempt to own, attempt to possess, etc... I think we can make that possible with half a dozen to a dozen laws.

Just check out the links embedded in title and in article for more info.

Some of My Favorites...More to Come as Time Allows

Gratuitous Gun Porn

Colt 1911 John Browning’s original design. Untampered with.

Winchester Model 90

Ruger Blackhawk
Make mine a .41 magnum.

The M1 Garand. A true fighting rifle design.

S&W Model 21, .44 Special

The Ruger 10/22. Fix it up just about any way you
want. Keep an eye out. I may post about my custom
10/22 rebuild in the future.

Nearly $1 Trillion Dollars and Cannot Guarantee a Single Job Created!

Quote for the Day

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." -- Daniel Webster

Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Adherence to the U.S. Constitution? In Washington?

"We believe that the oath of office was administered effectively and that the President was sworn in appropriately yesterday. But the oath appears in the Constitution itself,"...[article]

I'm not real excited, probably the last time this administration will follow the letter of the law.

Quote for the Day

"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

HURRAY! MONTANA: Striving For True 2nd Amendment Rights

House Bill 228, is an excellent example of state politicians actually helping out the citizens of their state. All states should adopt this type of legislation. A brief snippet of what this bill contains

  • Clarifies the ability of law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm in plain view and to display the firearm for harmless defensive purposes;
  • Allows a person who can lawfully possess a firearm and who doesn’t use it to commit a criminal offense to carry it concealed anywhere in the state without first obtaining governmental permission.

For more information...[link here]

And it just gets better, this just came to my attention House Bill 246

Committee Approves Gun Rights Bill

"A bill that would require Wyoming judges to warn defendants that they would lose their federal gun rights by pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence charges received preliminary approval in the state Senate on Monday."[full article]

This is fine and all, but I am about damn tired of all these "steps" in the right direction.

When are people going to realize how little freedom, we, as individuals, actually have left, and start demanding it back, and then if we don't get it, by God we take it back!

How about a law that requires, no DEMANDS, any and all judges that sit on any bench in the United States of America that they must, under strictest penalty of law fully inform a jury of it's right not only to judge the facts in the case, but the law itself. That they may request a statute of the law to read, and that if they find the law incomprehensible or confusing they may acquit on that grounds alone. Or imagine this, they have the right to even vote with their conscience.

We can go further, how about we start looking at every single law passed since 1912. If the law in any way, shape, form, or fashion, violates any part of the United States Constitution, then anyone who helped to bring this law into being be charged with treason, and brought to trial, and if convicted, face the harshest penalty available for their treasonous actions, which would be death. Yep you heard me since 1912, we even disinter the dead traitors and put their corpse(s) on trial and if convicted we hang the bones from the courthouse steps. It would be a national roundup of traitors to the United States. We could start with all past members of Congress living or dead (I am not a cold hearted bastard, this would give those still serving a chance to change their ways and repeal every single oppressive, freedom violating, Constitutional infringing law they ever passed). Wouldn't this send a message to all future members of Congress.

What? some of you say. This is ridiculous! You are a raving lunatic! Am I? lets look for a minute at, 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256, more commonly known as Unconstitutional Official Acts. It very simply states in layman's terms that, "The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be In agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail...Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it..."

Also let's not forget the fact that every member of Congress takes an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Any action taken contrary to what the Constitution allows is a breach of this oath, and treason against the United States.

I tell you what, before we jump into any hasty actions let's just send a copy of 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256, to each and every one of our state and federal representative with a note that says they have 2 months to act and repeal every law, rule, regulation, etc... that violates the Constitution. If not, "We the People" will start taking action!

Oh Boy, Here We Go!

President Barack Obama's new administration ordered all federal agencies and departments on Tuesday to stop any pending regulations...[full article]

Actually doesn't sound too bad until you consider...

"...rules by the outgoing Bush administration include allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in some national parks..."

Guess it won't be long now...

Quote for the Day

"Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the difference between having our arms under our own possesion and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"-- Patrick Henry

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Colleges Try to Minimize Remedial Work: Or How Public Education Truly Works

"Faced with a mounting number of students who need costly remedial courses...[full article]

I am forced to ask several questions here. Why are colleges even admitting remedial students? Why not have them better prepared before admittance?

"Unless school districts get more involved helping students on the front end...[colleges] might have to cut back on how many under-prepared students they take."

Well now there is an idea(sarcasm).
However, we need to remember that throwing money at education has never been proven to help better prepare students or make them better scholars. The blame here should be on public education, and parents who "allow" their children to be "educated" in public schools.

Quote for the Day

"If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honor of the Supreme Being...are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation." -- Samuel Adams

Monday, January 19, 2009

I Thought We Were on the Brink of a Deppression

"The price tag for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration gala is expected to break records, with some estimates reaching as high as $150 million. Despite the bleak economy, however, Democrats who called on President George W. Bush to be frugal four years ago are issuing no such demands now that an inaugural weekend of rock concerts and star-studded parties has begun."[complete article]

This doesn't surprise me whatsoever. Just another proof that Washington is all about money and not about what the Constitution set it up to be. Obama in an interview with George Stephanopoulos says, "Everybody's going to have to give," Obama said. "Everybody's going to have to have some skin in the game." [link for article]

I guess Obama and all his parties won't have to give as much, or at least not until the inauguration is over...

Statism at its "Best"

"...7,500 active-duty soldiers, 10,000 National Guard troops and 25,000 law-enforcement officers..." [complete article]

That's a total of 42,500 armed government officials prowling the streets of Washingon. This disturbs me greatly. Since when did active-duty soldiers start becoming a private security force. I always thought that was prohibited. Oh yes, but I keep forgetting, the government is not really prohibited from doing anything, only us citizens. How many private citizens do you think will be allowed to carry openly or concealed in Washington?

Let's not even get into the enormous cost to state and federal budgets this will cause. Even though the economy is in the worst shape it has been in, arguably, since pre-WWII. But that's OK, it's for the benefit of the citizens, who will be allowed to "marvel" at the show of "splendor" and of "power" that the government will display for them.

Personally, I will be at home reloading...

Quote for the Day

"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought." -- Samuel Adams

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Citizen's Declaration of Non-Disarmament

It is time to speak plainly for the good citizens of this nation who believe unbendingly in the Constitution of the United States of America...
The Bill of Rights

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth…. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not..? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know.. it — now." Patrick Henry, 1775

Though foreign governments may disarm their subjects, we will not go down that road. We will not disarm and see our freedoms stripped away. The lessons of history are numerous, clear and bloody. A disarmed population becomes an enslaved population. A disarmed population is without power, reduced to a child-like obedience to the organs of a parental state. A disarmed population will lose those basic rights for which the citizens of America risked their lives and fortunes over 200 years ago.
The right of self-protection is the most fundamental right of all. It is a right that must be exercised against the predators of the streets, against the predators hidden within agencies of law enforcement, and against the most dangerous predators of all—those to be found in government, whose insidious grasping for power is relentless and never-ending.

Not in the face of robbers, rapists and murderers who prey upon our families and friends. Nor in the face of police and bureau agents who turn a blind eye to the Constitution, who would betray the birthright of our countrymen; nor in the face of politicians of the lowest order—those who pander to the ignorant, the weak, the fearful, the naïve; those who indebted to a virulent strain of the rich who insulate themselves from the dangers imposed upon other Americans and then preach disarmament.We will not surrender our handguns. We will not surrender our hunting arms. And we will not surrender our firearms of military pattern or military utility.[rest of text]

I really wish I could take credit for this one. Very, very powerful, one of my favorite writings.

Quote for the Day

"Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests."--George Washington.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tebow Bill Would Let Home-schoolers Play on Public School Teams

"Tebow-mania has touched down in the Kentucky General Assembly.
Tim Tebow, the University of Florida quarterback and burgeoning folk hero who was home-schooled, is the inspiration for a bill that would let home-schooled students in Kentucky play public high school sports...the law could affect 12,875 students who are home-schooled in Kentucky. "[full article]

Two thumbs up for supporters of this bill. There is no need to not allow those who wish to play organized sports be punished just because they do not attend government indoctrination camps!

AP's 'Q&A' on Geithner's Taxes Has Excuses Galore, No Mention of 'Reimbursements' Pocketed

"...aspects of Geithner's tax situation, if widely known, would, I believe, cause the average taxpayer to object strongly to the very idea of his nomination. AP's alleged journalists appear to believe that this cannot be allowed to happen. "[full article].

And yet once again, more corruption coming to light about Obama nominations. I know there will be corruption in Washington. But I never thought we would see anything surpass Clinton style corruption for some time. And just think, Obama has not even taken office yet. I predict lot's of "fun" for us freedom lovers in the near future.

Obama cites founding fathers, heading for capital

"President-elect Barack Obama..."a set of ideals that continue to light the world: That we are equal. That our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come not from our laws, but from our maker. And that a government of, by, and for the people can endure.""[full article].

Escuse me for a moment while I continue to retch...

Calif. tax refunds to be delayed starting Feb. 1

"With a $41.6 billion shortfall over the next year-and-a-half, the state is on the brink of issuing IOUs."[full article]

How well do you think this would work for the average citizen when any of our bills came due?
I could very easily start a rant about this, but I won't, because it would ruin my day, and more than likely end up in the use of harsh profanity.

Quote for the Day

"If you don't have a gun, you have nothing." -- Auschwitz survivor Menashe Lorinczi, by way of David Kopel

Friday, January 16, 2009

Shocker: There Is No Correlation Between Tougher Gun Control And Reduced Crime

According to a comparison of the FBI’s violent crime statistics and the Brady Campaign for Gun Control’s rankings of gun control laws in the various states there is absolutely no indication that stricter gun control laws do anything except restrict the gun rights of law-abiding citizens: [full article]

Best I can put this is "NO CRAP!"

The Weapons Ban Has Worked Well All These Years

"Did going unarmed “work well” for unarmed hikers Mary Cooper, 56, and her daughter, Susanna Stodden, 27, whose bodies were found, shot in the head, alongside the Pinnacle Lake Trail in the Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest, east of Everett, Wash., by a hiker on July 11, 2006?"[read full article]

I know, I am a week late on this. But I am still quicker than the government is on understanding and following it's limits as defined in the United States Constitution.

Concealed weapons could prevent the next Mumbai

"All mass shootings in the U.S. have been by disturbed, possibly delusional
people, with little or no firearm training..."[full article]

Well now, you have to be kidding me? I thought they were all socially well adapted, law abiding, peace loving citizens. Who wanted nothing more than the collective good of all of society.

"Repeated experience has shown that the only effective defense against an armed
incursion is intervention by people on site carrying concealed weapons. The
police cannot get there in time to intervene, and the open carry of weapons
marks the guardian as the terrorist’s first target. "

This makes perfect, logical, sense to me. Are there only a limited number of us that have the mental power to see this for ourselves.

They Will Never Learn

I have given up hope long ago that very few if any members of Congress understand what is going on in America. It is also evident that they forget they work for "we the people", but that is blatantly obvious every single day. The only logical conclusion that can be made is a vast majority of Congressional representatives are either criminally insane and/or are only there to line their own pockets.

In the midst of a recession that is effecting nearly every single hardworking American we are now subjected to this drivel that continues to spew forth from DC. I am sorry Rep(rehensible) Waxman, but you cannot legislate how companies are to run while yet taxing, and regulating them into bankruptcy. Your plan calls for "...limiting greenhouse gases, calling for an 80 percent emission reduction by mid-century with half of that coming by 2030. It calls for a ramp up of 20 percent reduction as within a dozen years." Yet I did not notice where you called for abolishing their taxes so they could get this started in their R&D departments.

This type of thinking has worked so well in the past, remember when you forced American car makers to follow mandatory government regulations on fuel economy, mandatory government regulations on hybrid vehicles, mandatory regulations on... I could go on, but you all never learn so what is the point. Other than a massive bailout of the auto industry which was in large part caused by Congress trying to legislate how things should be done instead of letting the market do that itself.

So now you are going to force more companies and industries into more regulations, and thus into another vicious cycle. However, this time it will effect every single American. Because this time you are going after the industries that produce electricity, and I do not know of very many Americans that do not rely on electricity in some form or fashion on an almost daily basis, even though it ""...will not be cheap and not be easy," warned James Rogers, chairman of Duke Energy Corp."

What "we the people" now get to look forward to along with crippling taxation at every level, soon to be staggering inflation due to fiat money being used for "the Bailout", and any number of other issues that will be/have been caused by Congress, will now be energy costs that skyrocket due to more mandatory regulations.

Soon there will be no more blood left to drain. Then where will Congress turn?

Quote for the Day

"Democrats are not the problem. Republicans and Libertarians are the problem. Republicans without the intellectual stamina to become Libertarians, and Libertarians without the physical courage to become Riflemen."--Boston T. Party from Boston's Gun Bible

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Means of Fighting Back

Anytime you see these...

Hang one of these...

Systems of Government

Rule called
all equally.....................pantisocracy
armed forces................militocracy
civil servants................bureaucracy
eldest male...................patriarchy
one individual...............autocracy
the people.....................democracy
the poor........................ptochocracy
propertied class.........timocracy
religious law................theocracy
a small cabal...............oligarchy
technical experts.......technocracy
the worst possible.....kakistocracy
Last and certainly not least is a republic, a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives.
I however fear that America has started to stray from a true republic. On paper and in theory sure we are a republic, but look over the list above and see what other types you start to see slowly creeping in and gaining control.

Quote for the Day

"Never underestimate the ability of unelected bureaucrats to overturn the expressed will of the people if it threatens their power." – Linda Chavez

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Love Your Guns?

If you enjoy private firearm ownership, then I urge you to view the link at the end of this. For those of you that don't know, Gun Owners of America is a completely no-compromise gun rights group. I personally am a member and urge anyone who enjoys guns and shooting to join as well. They do an excellent job of keeping members informed, even if you are a non-member you can sign up for important email updates. Okay enough of that on to the ever important link for stopping a horrible Attorney General nominee. As well as a link to Gun Owners of America homepage.

Quote for the Day

"I believe a self-righteous liberal Democrat with a cause is more dangerous than a Hell's Angel with an attitude." -- Ted Nugent

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The War on Guns: 'Qualifying Fireams'

The War on Guns: 'Qualifying Fireams'

Read this, stay informed!

Inmate's TV Privileges Withheld

Well now, isn't this a shame. A persistent, violent, felony offender complaining about his TV being taken from him. Mr. (and I use this loosely) Cross has proven time and again that he does not care about the rights and privileges of others. Having been sent to prison for robbery, burglary, wanton endangerment, etc...

This reprehensible vermin should be lucky that he is allowed 3 meals and a bed to sleep in. Seeing as that Kentucky is facing a severe budget shortfall, and I can guarantee you in the long run it will be us taxpayers footing the bill, how about we start taking from those that have taken from us to begin with. Start contacting your local leaders, state representatives, and state senators and demand of them that before they raise taxes one additional fraction of a percent that they start cutting costs at jails, prison's and other types of detention facilities. Let me make clear, I am not saying to cut salaries, hours, benefits, etc... of employees of these facilities, but instead to take a look at "privileges" offered to inmates. Start by completely cutting these items out.

Here are a few I can think of: TVs, magazines, books, heat(set the thermostats lower in winter save on electric), air(set the thermostats higher in summer save on electric), have them purchase with their own money hygiene articles(the cheapest that can be bought), or have them pay for whatever they can out of pocket. Any of the items they must have (clothing, bedding, hygiene articles), make them pay out of pocket as stated before, but charge them in order to make a profit. Wouldn't have to be much even a penny or two an item would work. Wait a minute, here is a novel idea, have them pay for as much of their upkeep as possible.

To hell with those that constantly take from society and community and then cry, yell, and complain they are being treated unfairly. Inmate Cross is lucky to be housed in a state of the art prison with all the amenities. He could just as easily have been shot and killed by one of his victims (I will go ahead and say we would probably all be better off if this had been the case).

I would go on more, but I think I will start contacting my representatives in government right away and make my thoughts known.

Go here for the story that started the above rant.

Quote for the Day

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."--Samuel Adams

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Favorite Movies (Some with comments)

These are in no particular order. I might actually cause myself to have a brain hemorrhage if I tried to put this list in order.

1. Pulp Fiction (Very violent, very funny, not for the faint of heart)
2. Monty Python's The Holy Grail, and The Life of Brian (I still find myself quoting these).
3. Seven (Absolutely brilliant detective movie, also has some conspiracy elements).
4. The Usual Suspects (talk about plot twists and turns).
5. Suicide Kings (talk about plot twists and turns, with the benefit of Christopher Walken).
6. Heat (excellent, very realistic gun handling, director Michael Mann is a perfectionist when it comes to firearms and proper handling).
7. Silence of the Lambs (I feel no comment is needed).
8. Donnie Darko (very odd, time travel?, parallel universe?, Drew Barrymore?).
9. Troy (excellent depiction of Homers epic, not to mention really cool fight scenes).
10. The Last Samurai (excellent movie, great moral value, cool fight scenes).
11. Reservoir Dogs (nearly as violent as Pulp Fiction, more nail biting here though).
12. The Wall by Pink Floyd (for those that have seen it in a certain context nothing else needed)
13. Easy Rider (A very funny Jack Nicholson role).
14. The Patriot (wonderful portrayal a small part of the Revolutionary War, I wish all Americans would watch this at least once).
15. Braveheart (excellent, shows the extent to what Freedom and Liberty are truly worth).
16. Blackhawk Down (just remember this was mainly due to Clinton having no spine whatsoever).
17. 300 (portrayal of the single battle that allowed Western thought to spread, if not for this battle it would almost be certain we would not have what we consider a Western worldview, also gives us the wonderful quote "Molon Labe!").
18. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Johnny Depp at his best).
19. All the Clint Eastwood "Spaghetti Westerns" (revolutionary film making and directing, also has lots of very cool gunfights).
20. Fight Club (wonderful movie, two of my favorite actors).
21. American History X (extremely violent, powerful movie about how people can change even though their surroundings don't).

Quote for the Day

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."--Winston Churchill

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Few Thoughts on Handguns

Handguns are a topic of much debate these days. Today I will not discuss the political aspect, but one of the many practical aspect of handguns.

If you are going to carry a handgun for personal protection (and I don't know why anyone wouldn't), there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, carry a gun you are comfortable with and know how to use. This might seem self evident at first, but you would be surprised by how many people carry based on what a friend has, what the guy behind the counter told them to get, brand loyalty, etc... Buy a gun that fits your hand, is comfortable, and is easy for you to manipulate the controls.

Next, buy enough gun! This part will need some explaining. I see no need to carry a little bitty .22 no matter how small and easy to conceal it is, or a .25 for that matter, neither are enough gun. At the least go for a .32. Now here is where it starts to get really tricky. Get a gun that you will carry with you everywhere. I understand that that caliber and knockdown power are a must in a pistol, but don't buy something that you cannot, or will not have with you at all times. It is impractical and impossible to carry and conceal a Smith & Wesson .500 Mag. Although it will definitely pack enough punch. Here is where even the lowly .32 trumps the big dogs, at least you will have it with you when you need it.

There are plenty of knowledgeable shooters out there that say don't carry any handgun that the first number is not at least a "4". Most of the time I agree with this, but if you are of small frame, elderly, bothered by recoil, etc... this just won't work for you. You will have to go with the .32, the .380 auto, 9mm, .38Special, etc... Nothing at all wrong with that, if that is all you can manage. Anymore there are advances in ammo nearly everyday and with the right defensive load and practice nearly all will work as intended.

I am sure some of you are wondering by now what I carry? Well that depends and I will explain. I have two different carry pistols one a bit larger than the other. Which one I carry depends upon what type of clothing I will be wearing. The handgun that is always with me is a Kel-Tec .380 in a Nemesis pocket holster. It will fit in a jacket pocket, a pants pocket, pretty much anywhere I want it to go. When clothing permits, it is also my backup handgun and I conceal it somewhere on my weak side. It is very small and concealable. However it does take a bit of extra practice because of its small size. The other handgun I carry regularly is a Glock 27 in .40S&W. It is larger, with more recoil, but more effective. It usually rides in a Fobus paddle holster, but I have also been experimenting with some inside the waistband holsters.

So there you have it a few brief thoughts on carrying a handgun. This is just a starter topic and thoughts on what to look for if you decide to carry. I will get into more detail later about practice drills and other thoughts about concealed carry, but that will be for another post.

Quote for the Day

"If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experience patriots to prevent its ruin."--Samuel Adams

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quote for the day

"Fight back! Whenever you are offered violence, fight back! The aggressor does not fear the law, so he must be taught to fear you. Whatever the risk, and at whatever the cost, fight back!"--Col. Jeff Cooper


Just click on the above link for the entire article.

It is things like this, that almost literally make my blood boil. I challenge anyone to show me in the Constitution of the United States of America where I have the right to own a firearm solely for "sporting purposes". The founders meaning and intent are very clear about the 2nd Amendment, it's entire purpose is not to protects sporting firearms, but for use against tyrannical governments and bureaucrats who overstep their bounds and infringe on personal liberties. The 2nd Amendment is about keeping individuals free and not slaves to a ruling class. The 2nd Amendment is about my God given right to protect myself, my family, and my loved ones from anyone (or any entity) that attempts to harm them. The 2nd Amendment is about the right for American civilians to be just as well armed as the army.

Don't believe me? Do some research on what Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Hamilton, etc... actually wrote about individual firearm ownership. You don't even have to look into what historians (even pro-2nd Amendment) "thought" their intentions were. It is plain as day, maybe I should give just a few short quotes from some of our founding fathers to demonstrate:

"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property...Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."--Thomas Pain

" free man shall be debarred the use of arms within his own
land."--Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution of 1776

"The great object is that every man be armed...everyone who is able may have a gun." --Patrick Henry

"...the ultimate authority...resides in the people alone...(due to)the
advantage of being armed which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation."--James Madison, Federalist Papers

There is plenty more out there, all you have to do is look. However if you refuse to believe that as and individual you have the right, the power, and the duty to protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones. That you think the government can do a much better job for you, then I leave you with one final quote:
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."--Samuel Adams.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Harry Reid Should Swing

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

Taken verbatim from the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution. In layman's terms: When a senate seat is vacant, the governor of a state has the power, right, and duty to appoint a new senator until elections take place. Providing that his state legislature has given him the authority.

Illinois is one such state that does allow for the governor to appoint senators when there is a vacancy. Governor "Blago" has done just such a thing and has the whole power of the United States Constitution behind him. Yet Harry Reid, the president of the senate, refused to allow the lawfully appointed Roland Burris be seated as a United States Senator. This is a direct breach of his oath to uphold and protect the Constitution. It does not matter what "Senate Rules" say,or how long they have been in effect. In fact that is a scary topic all in itself. Is it possible for Senate rules to subvert and override the Constitution itself?

For these crimes against the United States and it's people. Senator Reid should be arrested, indicted, tried, and if convicted swing from the nearest tree.

I understand there are those out there that would argue the governor is corrupt, his appointment might be for personal gain, etc... All this does not matter for several reasons. First, he has acted within his Constitutional authority to appoint someone to a vacant senate seat(that should be enough there), secondly, ever heard of that "innocent until proven guilty" phrase?, and lastly he was acting within his Constitutional authority.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Something Strange in Congress

Well here goes, my first official post about what I believe.

There is currently a bill in Congress known as "The Enumerated Powers Act". I would almost guarantee that very few if any of you have ever heard about it. The strange thing about this bill is that all it does is demand of Congress that for every bill voted on that it "contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority" of said bill. In other words, Congress would have to point to the specific part of the United States Constitution that authorized this bill in the first place. Otherwise this bill could be held up on technicalities(I think it should be banned forever, shredded, spit on, set on fire, and its ashes scattered to the four corners of the earth).

I see no problem why this bill should not pass. In fact if it does not pass it is an affront to the Constitution itself because every member of the legislative, judicial, and executive branch must swear an oath to "defend the Constitution". If one of our public servants does anything to go against the Constitution that is referred to as treason, and after a fair trial, if convicted, they should swing from the nearest tree.

In fact this particular bill by Representative John Shadegg (R–AZ), has been proposed ever since 1995. Contact your representative in Congress and find out if they did or did not support this bill. If they didn't start looking for a tall oak tree...


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"Bill Hicks"