One one of the self-defense boards I visit a discussion about waiting periods came up briefly. Since the MSM hates self-reliance it devolved into this by a poster:
When are newspaper editors going to have to wait for 10 days
before they can print their editorials? Maybe some civil servants could check
their backgrounds and give them time to "cool off" about something they wish to
write. Isn't the pen mightier than the sword????
Ron Simpson has posted a pair of pieces on hypocrisy that are well worth the read.
The last six days of that Senator from Idaho's being accused of something that there is no real evidence that has been put forth, while disgusting apparently not against Senate rules. BUT he has to go?!
So what about the Senator that has along history of getting blitzed and even murdered a woman? Nothing happened to him, what about the other kennedy that was driving drunk at the capitol? He's still there. Why is it only Republicans are forced to leave? While I don't know if he should go or care, the kennedy clans exploits are farther reaching, besides I thought everyone lied about sex and we were supposed to just leave their personal life their personal life? I'm not saying that Senator Craig wasn't wrong, but consistency dictates that ALL those that defame Congress go, including those with $90,000 cooling off in a freezer during Katrina or assault a police officer or running a prostitution ring in your basement.
While I realize the liberals hate us as a whole, the lack of consistency bugs me as much as it does with Christians (not that I'm totally living up to my convictions but I'm not condemning anyone either).
Those that either want to control people or are afraid of an inanimate object try to tell those of us that want to keep the constitutional AND God-given right to self-preservation intact tell us that we must accept reasonable restrictions on that right. BUT the second we ask that reasonable limits on abortion, such as partial-birth (the kid is almost out of the mother so it should be murder, but I guess that's what you get with public education) or a minor needing parental approval, or a 24 hr waiting period (california has a 10 day waiting period for firearm, a right that is actually recognized by the Founders vs a "right" that Hippocrates vowed never to perform that there is no waiting period. I can't be the only one that sees the inconsistency in this.) There are about 10 bills in the hoppers in congress trying to ban firearms or ammo that do nothing but steal our American heritage.
Abortion isn't the only inconsistency the media daily tries to tell us how evil an inanimate object is, but defend criminals that enter illegally into this country and then commit identity theft and some how it's not evil for this person to break our laws and steal from a law abiding citizen their identity. Causing the victim untold suffering, all because they think that they are above the law. A couple of months ago there was a story about a Bismarck man that couldn't accept a firearm that he had won because his identity was stolen and the their ruined his good name.
After media outlets deciding to run the manifesto of the Virgina Tech monster I opined maybe we need to discuss what kind of limits we need to put on media outlets. IF I as a law abiding citizen have to accept a waiting period to purchase a tool guaranteed by the Second Amendment, shouldn't the media have to have a 10 day waiting period and approval period to harm literally thousands of people or put our troops at risk? I know it's too logical for liberals but the daily kos guys stay away from here anyway and I'm just a voice howling in the wilderness.
Friday, August 31, 2007
One one of the self-defense boards I visit a discussion about waiting periods came up briefly. Since the MSM hates self-reliance it devolved into this by a poster:
I've always wanted to go into space, and I've been a fan of the space program. The problem is NASA hasn't accomplished anything with manned space travel since the 1970's. The International Space Station isn't breaking new ground and is requiring repairs every trip up.
Yahoo is reporting that NASA is sending up Luke Skywalker's light saber. Instead of making progress in space to justify their existence they are willing to become a joke with this dog and pony show. There was a time when NASA was a government agency that actually was successful and something to be proud of, now it's a sideshow.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Being a Federalist I abhor any unconstitutional government intrusion on personal freedom. While smoking is a nasty habit to call for a ban of a legal substance, just because you don't like it never works. I expect less governmental intrusion by Republicans, but when they tell businesses they can't allow it on their property I can't support them.
The current field makes me sick.
Dang sissy JFK and the Washington Senators if the Senators wouldn't have cut him or if JFK wouldn't have wussed out on the Bay of Pigs he wouldn't have been a thorn in our side for the last half century.
The article talks about the uneven distribution of firearms world wide. The article is right because the right to self-defense is denied to too many people throughout the world making them susceptible to tyrants and criminals. The real problem is the uneven distribution of freedom through out the world. But you get that with marxism and muslim nations. The only way to combat suppression of the masses is to allow them to have freedom, and the way to insure that freedom is to keep the wolf at bay. It's a shame nations like England would treat their people as subjects rather than citizens. But that's what you get with a monarchy or a totalitarian state.
they are begging for calm.
Fox Report was reporting that Al Sadir was calling for calm. He never did this when he was having success
Since lance briggs of the Chicago Bears was driving drunk and ran away like a little school girl, seeing what the league has done with "pacman" jones and Michael Vick the same MUST be done if a human life is more important than an animal
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Cincinnati Post has this:
The Michael Vick dogfighting scandal is morphing into a broader NFL dogfighting scandal, as other NFL players also appear to be involved in this very weird pastime.
But as animal-rights groups get more aggressive in their accusations and demands, the whole scene is getting stranger. And the closer you look, the more you see the deep conflicts in core values that fracture our society.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wants the NFL to "add cruelty to animals - in all its forms - to its personal conduct policy." What, for PETA, is "cruelty to animals - in all its forms"? According to its Web site, we should not eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse animals in any way.
So PETA's problem is well beyond the sick murdering of these creatures of which Vick and others are allegedly guilty. Dogfighting for entertainment, or any other use of animals for entertainment, is itself, for PETA, cruelty.
If it's relevant to look for any kind of logic here, why would it be decent entertainment to watch hulks of men ram the daylights out of each other as they move a ball across a field, but cruel to watch dogs fight? Why would the NFL sign on to such a thing?
More specifically, among PETA's prohibitions, is the use of animal skins. The ball, as in football, is an inflated leather object endearingly called the "pigskin."
Why does PETA oppose existing NFL conduct policy, and not football itself?
J.C. Watts, Chuck Colson and others have asked why abuse of dogs is outrageous to so many who see no similar outrage in the 800,000-plus abortions that occur in the United States each year. At the most intuitive level, there is something unsettling about an attitude for which abuse of a dog is intolerable, but women destroying their unborn children with impunity is not a problem.
Logging onto the PETA Web site, I notice the PETA Files blog announces as one of the group's supporters porn star Jenna Jameson. "In addition to being an icon of the adult-film world, Jenna Jameson ... happens to be a good friend of PETA. Jenna first got involved in animal rights after watching 'Earthlings' a year or so ago, and we couldn't be happier to have her on her side in our KFC campaign ... She also happens to date ...UFC fighter Tito Ortiz ..."
Again I wonder. PETA is untroubled by pornography, the unapologetic exploitation of human flesh, but explains that we should not eat fish because they "are smart, interesting animals with their own unique personalities." The blogger says Jameson is "beautiful, inside and out."
The UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship - where Jameson's boyfriend fights consists of "mixed martial arts," where fighters do violent battle, for popular entertainment, using the full array of martial-arts forms. The PETA blogger obviously enjoys this sport and calls Ortiz "my favorite UFC fighter."
PETA provides material on its Web site to explain the rationale of the "animal-rights" concept that drives its worldview. "When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy," says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk.
For more extensive exposition, the site refers to the writings of Princeton philosopher Peter Singer, author of "Animal Liberation."
Now Singer has written on a great deal more than animal rights. He's the author of "Practical Ethics," in which he offers his justifications for euthanasia, abortion and infanticide.
According to Singer, parents should be permitted to kill a baby born with a tragic illness or defect. In "Practical Ethics," he argues that "... the fact that a being is a human being, in the sense of a member of the species Homo sapiens, is not relevant to the wrongness of killing it; it is, rather, characteristics like rationality, autonomy and self-consciousness that make a difference. Infants lack these characteristics. Killing them, therefore, cannot be equated with killing normal human beings, or any other self-conscious beings."
Thus, through a long and twisted road of logic, beginning with one man's own premises about existence, we are led to a conclusion that killing animals is an outrage, but an infant, not. Computer scientists call this "garbage in, garbage out." Our conclusions are only as good as the premises we start with. Hence, the cultural divide in our country. It all starts with where we get our premises.
I guess I'm not that far off.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
As I made a pop run tonight I was listening to some peta type calling hunting monsterous. There are somethings that should be asked everytime this is espoused.
1. Does this person eat meat? If so why are they willing to hire their killing out.
2. If they think we should only eat plants don't plants have life also? So by their definition eating brussels sprouts would be murder.
3. Explain to us why humans shouldn't eat meat since our bodies are capable of consuming meat
4. If the peta-types believes in evolution, if so why they don't stop lions from hunting weaker animals.
5. If they claim man is removed from nature because man is capable of producing things that aren't natural, they need to explain why they don't stop beavers from building dams and stop birds from using so-called synthetic items in nest building.
6. What we should do with the global warming causing moose?
7. See how they react to someone espousing their own philosophy. If the response is 'don't push your morality on me' they need to asked why we should bend to their will.
8. Since animals spread their territory, why shouldn't man be allowed to do the same since man evolved from a monkey, thus is a part of nature.
9. Those that want to stop hunting, are they alright with animals starving to death or being unnecessarily diseased.
10. Since man is part of nature and if the peta type refuses to stop a lion from attacking prey, why do they believe man doesn't have the right to hunt, expand our territory, and defend ourselves.
The AP is reporting that Texas has executed it 400th monster. Good riddens. This thug shot two people committing an armed robbery. While it's nice to see criminals apologize for their misdeeds, calling an execution THAT IS THEIR FAULT a miscarriage of justice is a slap in the face of freedom loving people. Honestly, this alone points to his lack of acceptance of his responsibility of his murderous acts. If he were truly sorry he wouldn't whine about this and would have accepted it like a man.
I just love the Europeans trying to tell us how to run things when they don't have a backbone against the aggression they see performed in their own nations. But I guess that's what happens when we have to go bail out a continent twice in fifty years.
With this thug dead the families don't have to deal with the thought that he will see another birthday while their loved one won't. He will never escape from prison. And he will never again harm anyone. I pray that the victims' families of this thug find peace with his long over due death.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Foxnews is reporting:
GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Two pit bull terriers broke into a
house through a pet door Tuesday and attacked a woman in her bed, mauling her
badly, a Pierce County sheriff's spokesman said.
The woman was able to grab a
gun and try to shoot the dogs, then break away from the attack and lock herself
in her car, where she called 911, sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.
woman, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital in Tacoma,
where she was listed in serious condition.
Officers planned to talk to the
The pit bulls also killed a neighbor's Jack Russell terrier,
which entered the house during the attack, Troyer said.
"The thought is that
the Jack Russell heard noise in the neighbor's house, came in and was attacked
by the dogs," Troyer said.
Firefighters responded first, locking the dogs in
the house, treating the woman and calling for an ambulance.
Officers "had to
pepper spray and fight the dogs until they were detained. We almost had to shoot
them on site," Troyer said.
The dogs were taken to a Humane Society and will
probably be destroyed, he said.
It was not immediately known why
the dogs entered the house, whether the woman had dogs of her own or what set
off the attack.
Again, dogs are more dangerous than firearms because supposedly they have a brain of their own. I hope their owner gets sued into the next century.
I've never watched a full-episode of Survivor, never will. For me the only way that Survivor China could be interesting is if it is an all-Christian, all-Tibetan, and/or all-Fon Gong cast. Knowing how many Christians have disapeared in China, how China has treated Tibetan Monks including requiring permission to reincarnate, and their restrictions on Fon Gong "Survivor" would have a real meaning.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I was sent this by a newsletter email I get from Concealed Carry Magazine. I'm not much for rap, but I'm not sure this really qualifies as rap, it more poetry than anything. Since I look for EVERY opportunity to celebrate our guys that are are putting their lives on the line for this country this video is worth the purview.
Mrs. Bill Clinton has put out a video on You tube about how horrible it is the government not seeing people.
Forgive me for thinking but wasn't she complaining about the NSA phone captures being an invasion of the American people. Now, if President Bush was "spying" on American citizen (which I realize that isn't what the program is.) how could he be ignoring the American people?
It concerns me that she doesn't want the American people to be 'invisible' or ignored because of the clinton administration use of Echelon, which makes the phone captures look like reading someone's postcard, and the clintons having illegal access to American citizens FBI files.
I guess the only things that George Orwell got wrong in 1984 were the year and that it really should be known as Big Sister
Saturday, August 11, 2007
AP Los Angeles is reporting that nine Guatemalans have been busted for sex slavery. There is a long list why we need to control the borders, but when trafficking in human flesh is happening then whatever the open border crowd is claiming needs to be pointed to as a fraud.
The sad thing is this is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to human trafficking in the US (let alone around the world.)
But just because I want to keep a criminal element out of the US the open borders crowd considers me a racist. In other words, someone that wants freedom and self-determination for everyone is the racist, not the ones that want to open the borders to criminals that do enslave humans. Guess logic isn't taught in public school any more.
A Barcelona architect company has designed a space hotel....unfortunately the cost for a visit is about $4 million dollars.
So Ed, you had better hurry up with my check.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I'm a 1911 guy. There is rivalry between us and the combat tupperware (Glocks) people. So when Glock came out with model 18 which is a machine pistol (full-auto for NBC news) I began hoping and praying for one of these, now I just have to find one that I can purchase
Hat tip to gunslinger.blogspot.com
I'm not a Barry Bonds fan in the least, but I'm happy he broke the record because it's good for baseball. One of the things that detracted from his accomplishment was the constant drumbeat of Mr. Bonds not deserving the record because of an alleged use of steroids.
The biggest offense was of this slander when one moment a sports broadcaster was slandering Barry Bonds and five minutes later celebrating Michael Irving's induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It torqued me off that this "reporter" would slander someone that has been not convicted of anything, then celebrate someone that has been convicted of all sorts of drug possessions. (Granted being a Cowboys fan I was repeatedly embarrassed by Mr. Irvin's actions and his induction was anything but a celebration for me).
With all the scandal talk that seams to be streaming from the depths of depravity that the media has no boundaries for, forces me to ponder what would happen if someone started to investigate the private lives of the purveyors of filth. If private lives of citizens are fair game to a scrutiny that would make an autopsy look like taking a person's temperature, why shouldn't those of us that consume news have the right to know what a given reporters religious, political, and philosophical beliefs are? Reporters are nothing more than citizens, I know for a fact that they aren't issued blue tights and a red cape from Columbia School of Journalism. Reporters are just citizens and not above the law, and should not be above scrutiny either.
If reporters performed full-disclosure I wonder if we wouldn't get better quality of reporting, better quality of news stories that don't convict law abiding citizens without a trial, let alone those that may be guilty before they are tried as much if we knew if Katie Couric ever was busted on a drug charge.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceivein it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand whichhas been so frequently and signally extended to our relief inthe critical stages of the revolution."
James Madison (Federalist No. 37, 11 January 1788)Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 37 (230-31)
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3(646)
Sunday, August 05, 2007
The Bismarck Tribune has an article where parents are calling the police when their kids aren't doing the typical things kids do, such as making their beds.
Somehow, even in a state where personal responsibility is celebrated the idea has been deluded to the point where adults are abdicating the duty they have in their own home to the government. Not only is it disturbing that a parent would rather trust the government, something that the Founders of this Nation would be appalled and dismayed at, than be the "bad guy" and parent the kid.
I know that there are good parents that have teens that choose to be criminals, I'm not saying that these parents shouldn't call the police on this type of the punks...
Unfortunately, the idea of government can take care of all problems didn't start here, it was when we as a nation decided that we are going to give hand outs, bailout, prescription drug benefits, Social Security (which was never set up to pay out anything...it was just another way for the government to get money), hoping the police arrive before the bad guy kills you, and the war on poverty that we have no exist strategy is a complete failure.
Part of the problem of trusting the government is it is way to big to respond quickly (See Katrina and when government did respond it stole the citizenry's right to self-preservation). There is a huge waste of money when it comes to government. Something that is being ignored in Minneapolis, if the bridge was that bad, why are they building a new Minnesota Twins Park? Also, by submitting your personal duties to the government you are sacrificing your God-given free-will to an organization that declares God doesn't belong in the public arena (unless it's allah, but that's another post). Then there is the inefficient use of resources, what we pay for public education and what we get in return is disgusting, there is no reason that we don't have a 90% literacy rate. Then the idea of just waiting 20 minute for the police when you can bleed out in 30 seconds. Even the Supreme Court has decreed that the police don't have to respond to a call.
Letting the government take care of all the needs the Nations had destroyed their hope (well that and the Carlisle Indian School). To this day we are still seeing the consequences of that from those that couldn't adapt. Welfare in any form has the ability to destroy pride, hope, self-respect, and the desire to improve one's life.
While helping one another out collectively is desirable, doing it corporately is a massive failure. When we find out someone is sick we have a spaghetti dinner. There is the Farm Rescue program that is incredibly efficient, probably because it is farmers helping each other and the government is no where to be found.
The bottom line is we need to return to our self-relient nature we have as Americans, it's what makes us great...the dependence nature only destroys.
Someone needs to tell these countries just because you click your heals and say, "There is no Isreal, there is no Israel." doesn't make there hopes to come true.
Posted by DAKOTARANGER at 01:01
Friday, August 03, 2007
The values that we share included in the Cowboy Code:
1. A cowboy always tells the truth and keeps his word.
2. A cowboy is a Patriot and stands for Truth, Justice and the American way.
3. A cowboy never betrays a trust or takes advantage.
4. A cowboy is brave, but never careless.
5. A cowboy defends the weak and helps them.
6. A cowboy is kind to children, old folks, and to animals.
7. A cowboy is free from racial and religious prejudice.
8. A cowboy is clean about his person and in thought, word, and deed.
9. A cowboy is loyal, hard working and maintains a high ethic.
10. A cowboy is thankful for what God has given him.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Apparently, North Dakota's lone Representative in the house was ambushed by a couple commie chicks wanting him to vote for Impeachment.
While I don't agree with everything the President has done and I don't think he's a clown (I don't care if I'm the only American that still respects him either). I don't fault Pomeroy for his opinion for a few reasons. One we don't know what conversation he was having on the phone, for all we know he could have been in the middle of a family crisis when he was ambushed by those two. At least he realizes that represents North Dakota (at least part of the time) There is nothing that could sustain Impeachment charges and no one gains from trying to Impeach the President, it sure didn't work out well for the Republicans with the Clinton Impeachment. When don't know how long those two were pestering Pomeroy. And finally I , I never voted for Representative Pomeroy, nor do I agree with most of his beliefs so if he calls someone he despises a 'clown', waaa.
So what if he call the President a clown. I've heard worse, seen worse on some far left websites. We are over stressing ourselves because one person insults another. Lighten up.
Being on one of my State's security detail I can attest to you that a camera doesn't mean that crime will be prevented. If someone is doing something and it is spotted by the camera we are still having to react to someone that has a plan and it doesn't mean that an officer can immediately respond.
While cameras help, they are invaluable in court, they aren't the end all of security. I've have had people do some incredibly stupid things, being fully aware there are cameras watching. Cameras DO NOT stop crime. While a lot can be said for being prepared for evil doers cameras to rely on cameras, motion sensor, the government, or even firearms to feel safe...makes ostriches look aware of their surroundings.
Doing something just because something because it makes someone feel safe can make them more vulnerable because if an individual refuses to be aware of their surroundings, get whatever training they can get, they won't be prepared. Safety is really an illusion because even the most prepared people die. Napoleon once said that cemeteries are full of indispensable men. Even yesterday's events in Minneapolis, MN proves that chaos has a way of catching everyone unprepared. The best you can do is mitigate the aftermath with training and a plan.
Great Britain has for years had the most widespread camera coverage in public for years and it did little or nothing to stop the bombing last year and the attack at Glasgow's airport this year.
Will cameras help, yes. But are we really willing to sacrifice that much privacy for very little real security?
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The Bismarck Tribune has an article about the most ticketed, drunk driver we have in the State. Being a defalt member of MADD this idiot torques me off about as much as LES LEMM because I'm on the same roads as this jerk.
Obviously, no matter how many charges he racks up. No matter whether or not he has a licence the judges and the law is way to lenient for criminals like this. Drunk driving is one of those crimes that is incredibly selfish because the alcky only cares about his happiness with blatant disregard for their fellow man. There is no reason for drunk driving because for the last twenty plus years there have been PSA's about what can happen, and a couple of years ago we had a big wreck that was caused by an alcky that killed high school students. IT IS NOT LIKE he is clueless about what can happen.
A car has about a million times the FPS that my .45 has, making it potentially more lethal in the wrong hands, which of course is in any alckies hands.
I don't know if he's ever been in prison, but he has no desire to be a productive part of society, he may even want to kill someone because of his blatant disregard for the safety of his community. He should be locked up for life. Unfortunately, we can't be any more severe to this criminal.
I have to admit I do get a perverse thrill in watching car chases. I guess it comes from a dusty criminal justice degree that has had little or no use or possibly because it means another bad guy is going to prison.
While I have sympathy for the families that lost reporters and pilots in that chopper crash in Arizona this past week, it isn't the criminal's fault that the pilots lost situational awareness. I know it's is weird coming from someone that thinks the more criminals executed the better, but to hold this thug responsible for reporters, that are no different than if they were any other citizen interjecting themselves into a story. Reporters DO NOT have a special status that gives them a cape and blue tights to see all news. I would say the same thing if civilians were to "deputize themselves" or cheer the criminal on.
Most if not all car chases have no real public interest beyond our current voyeuristic tendencies. The only way that a car chase would have any real public interest is if ted kennedy, castro, and lindsey lohan would have have a bender on land owned by harry reid or nancy pelosi while running over illegal aliens trying to get health care after working at a job that Americans won't do.
There is nothing saying that there has to be media coverage of car chases. IF we are to prevent this there should be allowed only one media helicopter, and they all get the feed (granted there would have to be some rental fee for the feed.) While this was a tragedy that shouldn't have happened to blame a criminal that didn't ask the media to follow him is pure idiocy.