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Calling them out

http://www.allenbwest.com/michaelcantrell/congress-pushes-stunning-new-gun-law-wake-scalise-shooting

Allen West is a great guy, great patriot and in all fairness, this is written by Michael Cantrell.

In the last paragraph, he gives a nod to what SHOULD actually happen, but seems willing to carve out another exception for our “betters”.  Here I stand resolute, no exceptions for the pretty people, for the connected, for the dastardly.

The first two, most people get pretty easily.  The last one might need some explanation.  Our good pal chuckie schumer (intentional lower case) HATES gun rights.  He hates gun rights for common citizens.  He actively works to strip you of your gun (and other) rights, but this type of legislation would ONCE AGAIN allow him to circumvent the law.

Obamacare much.

Good ole chuckie (and his ilk) are no better than me, no better than your grandmother, no better than Mike Lee’s administrative assistant.  Each of us has a life.  Each of us has the GOD given right to protect that life with any and all means necessary, but that stops at the city limits of DC.  That stops at the front door of the post office.  That stops in the entire state of NJ.  But this would end that for our “betters” in even broader cloth than it does now.

I ask you why?  Why should that be allowed.  Make them live with the same restrictions they force on us.  Make them face our same fears.  Make them sit in our chair and maybe, just maybe some of those things will change.

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June 22, 2017 · 09:41

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/15/one-bad-night-launches-baltimore-ahead-chicago-murder-stats/

So the Mayor has put the Baltimore police on MANDATORY 12 hour shifts.  Other than burning out the police and getting even more of them to quit, what is that going to do?

SCOTUS has specifically stated, the job of the police is to protect society, not the individual.  So these 12 hour shifts will get the clean up crew there quicker?  Is that the goal?  Or just a way to make the Mayor look like the city is “doing something”, because after all, the busted budget is a taxpayer’s problem not theirs.

Now, on to an item that might actually go a long way to fix the problem, easy citizen carry of a concealed weapon.  Yes, I know.  The horror, only criminals and Baltimore police should be carrying guns (some overlap).

But if we compare Chicago and Houston.  Similar sized towns with three major differences.

Chicago is Democrat controlled, quite cold in the winter and has very few citizens allowed to carry guns

Houston is NOT democrat controlled, does not get quite cold in winter and has a HUGE populations of citizens who carry guns

Lets look at homicide rates:

Chicago:  in 2012 – 1806 murders   — or 38.4 per 100k in a population of 2.7 million

Houston: in 2012 – 207 murders     — or 9.6 per 100k in a population of 2.15 million

Lets guess which of those items leads to the difference.  Free hint, it’s not the weather.

Guess which of those two cities Baltimore is like?  No, you don’t get a second guess.

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June 15, 2017 · 21:38

my response to a traitor

 

It goes way deeper than this, but for some context.

https://www.thegunwriter.com/22432/when-trying-to-justify-why-she-turned-on-gun-owners-sen-flores-flubs-the-dates/

Senator Anitere Flores

404 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

Mrs. Flores,

I am a Florida resident temporarily residing in Tennessee.  Just so you know why if anyone bothers to look at the postal stamp.

I want to bring up a topic that may be painful for you, but it may shed some light on your future.  There is a historical reference that you may well want to examine although in truth, it is probably too late for you to not experience the same fate.

Many years ago, there was a political figure,  not happy with his lot in life.  Things were not progressing the way he wanted.  His initiatives were not given the due he felt they should and his base of power was seemingly endlessly eroded by a litany of lessor people who did not last but continuously thwarted him.  After much consternation and frustration, a powerful group of politicians met with him and offered to work with him.  They were made of sterner stuff than the people who always nipped at his heels.  They were indeed movers and shakers, they saw his worth and flatly stated he would be a cherished asset if he would ally with them.

After much consideration, he agreed to join them.  Finally, his true worth had been measured and understood.  Finally, he would be able to make grand changes and people would feel is strength and power.

That man, Benedict Arnold made his choices.  He burned bridges with many who had called him friend.  He did it to fulfill his own vain glorious needs.  In the end, his cause; vanity and the British retention of the Colonies failed.  He died broken, powerless, poor and castigated by society on both sides of the Atlantic.   If you can look yourself in the mirror, you may find the beginnings of the same lot.

Actions have consequences.  Being on the wrong side of moral righteousness is never a good thing and never prospers in the long term.  I should also remind you, those in the conservative and gun communities have long memories, especially for a Mrs. Benedict Arnold.

Sincerely(disgusted),

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Does Israel have the right to self defense?

http://tinyurl.com/UN-on-Isreal

Palestinian U.N. envoy, Riyad Mansour, said the Palestinians’ understanding is that the cease-fire should go into effect immediately.

Really asshole.  So when you send several hundred rockets into Israeli residential neighborhoods, you know, aimed at innocent civilians that is ok.  Israel sends several sorties of guided missiles at legitimate military targets and there needs to be an immediate cease-fire?
 
He said the Palestinians will be watching closely to see if the Israelis respond to the council’s call, stressing that if they don’t “we have a lot of tools in our arsenal.
 
Really asshole, if you had more tools you would be using them. 
Suicide bombers, seen them
unguided rockets – meet iron dome
knife and gun wielding terrorists attacking children, seen that too
 
why don’t you try some economic sanctions – oh wait, you don’t have an economy
What about a stand up fight – oh wait, you don’t have an army … or discipline
 
 
When I was a little kid, my dad gave me some good advice.  Don’t start a fight you can’t finish, and if your smart don’t start a fight you can’t win.  But, its even better if you can avoid the fight.  For those fights you have to be in, be sure to win.
 
Somehow, I think the Palestinians didn’t have that talk with their dad.  It looks like they just run and hide behind mom’s skirt and pray mom will protect them from their own stupidity.
 
I say, buck up little boy.  You pick a fight with the Big Guy, expect to get you ass handed too you.  The right to self defense and all that.
 
If I was Israel, I would be seriously tempted to pull up all the reserves and drive all your people back to where they came from and build a fence. Like the one we need on our Southern Border.

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More money for the VA???

http://washingtonexaminer.com/the-senates-failed-irrelevant-plan-to-throw-20-billion-at-veterans-affairs-problems/article/2549159

 

The VA needs more money like a drowning man needs a drink of water.

The Senate democrats want to throw $20 BILLION extra dollars at an organization that has roughly $4.5 BILLION in carry over from the last 5 years.  That will help how exactly?  They already can’t fraud, corrupt, bonus or misuse the money fast enough so we will add an additional $2 BILLION per year for the next 10 years.

I do realize we are talking about Senate democrat, but really.  Who possibly thinks that is a good idea?  Show of hands.  Anyone?

Didn’t think so.

Now, lets set down some basic figures then do some basic math.

Annual VA budget  68.3 BILLION in discretionary resources — 95.6 BILLION in mandatory funding  or $163.9 BILLION                    2015 presidential request numbers from the VA site.  An increase of roughly $2 billion from last year

There are currently about 23 million people in the VA system.  That means the per capita expense is roughly $7200 per person / per annum.  The increase would be roughly equal to $87 per capita / per anum.

The $87 is fairly meaningless when you look at it that way.  What is important is if you look at a VA alternative.

One such option is to Close the VA effective immediately.  Sell the assets to private companies: hospitals, equipment etc.  Then take  the budget and use it to fund / subsidize insurance vouchers for the Vets to purchase their own private insurance coverage to be used in private healthcare systems.

At $7200 per year, that provides $600 per month in premiums per Veteran.  It also allows for self determination of benefit levels required.  It allows the vet to shop for services and pick the provider and time frame of their choice.  There may need to be some scaling of premium voucher based on injury / age / … but the basics are there.  The rest is just fiddly bits.

I realize my idea is not as simple as I have stated it.  I realize that a federal agency has NEVER been closed, so the likelihood of it happening is approaching ZERO.  But I see way more upside to my plan then I do with the socialized disaster that VA is.

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June 2, 2014 · 21:15

I, am Not a real American

I got a new job recently.  I like the job and it is a significant improvement over my last job.  Less drama and more pay.  Sweet.

One of the disadvantages of the new job is that I have to show my driver’s license to get on the property.  Not a big deal except that I failed to put my license back in my wallet, then promptly lost my license.  Not a big deal, but annoying.

Seeing as I am not completely stupid, I hit the intrawebs and figured out the appropriate ID documents the DMV would require for a replacement.  I made a list, gathered the items and headed out for an early morning trip to the DMV.  All is good in the kingdom.  I arrive at the DMV and have a conversation with the gatekeeper.  I exchange pleasantries with the DMV lady then hand her over my stack of documents.  She types in my social security number and starts shaking her head.

DMV  “These documents are not going to work.”

Me  “What? This is the exact list from your website.”

DMV “Yes that is true, but you are not a Real American.”

Me “Huh, what are you talking about?  I am not a REAL AMERICAN? Are you saying your computer says I am not a US Citizen?”

DMV “Um, no.  I said that wrong. You do not qualify as a  Real ID American.”

Me  “And what exactly does that mean?”

DMV  “it means you have been flagged as not qualifying for basic level documents for proof of ID.  We need additional ID to prove you are who you are.” 

Me  “Social security card – illegal to use as ID, Voter ID card – illegal to use for anything other than voting, Birth certificate and my vehicle registration – not sure how this can prove anything.  Ok so here is my CCW STATE ISSUED ID.  I know I can use a STATE ID to get another STATE ID.  Correct?

DMV “No, DHS will not allow us to use that.  Do you have a US passport?”

Me  “Yes, but it is expired.  So it is useless.”

DMV “No, DHS will allow us to accept that.”

Me  “So now I have to drive home and get a document your website and the law says is not a valid ID, so I can prove that I am a REAL AMERICAN?  

DMV ” y…”

Me “could I just switch a hablar espanol?  Es mas facil por una persona que es illegal, no?

DMV ” uh, … oh, no being an illegal does not allow you to get a driver’s license in this state. .. pause… But, I get your point.  Sorry.”

So a US Citizen (who admittedly was born in a communist leaning state) must provide FIVE items to be issued a replacement Driver’s License.  One of which CANNOT be a state issued picture ID that allows me to carry a firearm most anywhere I go.  But if I had not been flagged by DHS, I could show four items that had NO picture and are fairly easy to forge.  Upon further review, for those below the age of 21 – a mommy note will suffice as one of the documents.  But my STATE ISSUED CCW PERMIT will not suffice.

It was a Black Flag day and it was my Birthday. 

Some days I crave the upcoming revolution.

 

 

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State of the Union

January 28th, 2014

The State of the Union address was delivered by the person who holds the position of (formerly) most powerful person on the planet.  For one hour and a scattering of minutes, mr obama attempted to regal us with his personal wisdom and dazzle us with obvious examples ofj of spin while avoiding the true and important obstacles the country faces.

Can we get together a coalition of US Citizens who truly believe raising the minimum wage for federal contractors (on future contracts) to $10.10 per hour is a big deal?  Do any federal contractors make less then that now?

Are there more than 100 people in the country that really believe his story about loving the military and honoring those who were blown to hell by an IED?

Does anyone really believe that gay rights is more important to more of the people than putting in place programs that are prove to create private sector jobs (deregulation, tax cuts, decreased government spending)?

Yet another speech on I hope my changes are gonna work out, even though he has figured out he is not going to be a game changer President (Lincoln, Reagan, FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, Kennedy), but will be a negative or footnote President (Wilson, Carter, Taft).  He didn’t even really defend his “signature” achievement with any enthusiasm.

I am going to paraphrase a buddy.  “He could have saved a lot of words and just stated the SOTU will be bleak as long as I am president”.

2014 Elections people.  Get the conservative vote out.  Get the bums (on both sides) voted out.  Retake your ballot box or we are staring at reaching for another box entirely in the near future.  Be active, not reactive.   Once we get to that box, our beloved country is gone.  Regardless of how the next box reach ends.

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