Saturday, December 31, 2016

Iowahawk Dismantles "Election" Hacking

NPR learns not to mess with the man.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

According to Fake News, It's the Russians

The issue about all this hacking fake news is that the "hacking" would not have mattered if the emails had not been incriminating.  Possibly the worst of it, from Clinton's perspective, was how the DNC colluded with her team to steal the nomination from Sanders.

In other words, it was the corruption rather than the exposure of the corruption that turned off Clinton voters.

The truth is hacking, as in someone managing to break through security, rarely happens.  I would guess that 75% of the time, if not more, the data is downloaded and stolen by an insider then passed to someone else for leaking, fraud activity, or whatever.  This is especially likely in a case like the federal government leak of employee identity information.  No one hacked in; somebody was paid off.

Despite what the "experts" showing up on the fake news channels say, I would guess this also was the case with the DNC leak.  The culprit or culprits were probably Sanders supporters among the younger IT people who saw what was going on and decided to take action.

Remember that 27-year-old DNC staffer that worked on the voter database and was murdered last summer?  Somebody like that.

But, of course, it must have happened because the CIA says it happened.  And we can absolutely trust their highly trained, loyal, and patriotic analysts.

I remember the good old days of freakdom when it was common for leftist hippies to accuse the CIA of carrying out the Kennedy assassination.  Or to quote Mr. Rate from the movie Shooter:  They also said that artificial sweeteners were safe, WMDs were in Iraq and Anna Nicole married for love.

Recall, too, that the report about the Russian hacking said that both the DNC and the RNC had been hacked -- except the FBI checked the RNC's computers and found no evidence of hacking.  Am I being too paranoid if I wonder, since they were wrong or lying about the RNC part of the report, what else might be false?

There is a lot of power to be had in Washington, D.C., and the FBI and the CIA are, in one sense, typical government bureaucracies that work to keep their funding and their influence with Congress and other players while expanding their kingdoms.  They do favors for those who promise to help them achieve their goals.  Government is always a form of controlled and legalized corruption;  the bigger is it, the more corrupt and the less legal.  

Friday, December 9, 2016

Boom and What Comes After

A lot of people are excited about the current stock market run.  It's pushing toward 20,000 on the Dow.

I can't get over the nagging feeling that it is a really big bubble about to burst.  I don't think the economy has been doing that well.  We have far fewer people in the work force than the manipulated unemployment numbers indicate.  We are operating with very low interest rates and have been now for years.  We have never really come out of the recession and most of the job growth has been in government -- which produces nothing and is mostly parasitic.  In order to continue funding the cancerous growth in government, we have doubled our massive debt load in the last eight years.

I'd like to be more positive, but the situation does not appear to me to bode all that well.

I think the Fed will raise rates -- because they have to.  I think the markets will crash.  I think the media will immediately lay it all on Trump.  We'll start seeing more realistic statistics about the state of employment and economic growth than what we have been fed by the ministry of information news media for the last eight years.

It is possible that Trump will be able to cut actual government expenditures.  That might be sufficient to stimulate genuine economic growth.  I would say no tax cuts without spending cuts that more than offset the loss in revenue.  We need to end deficit spending and bring the debt back under control.  My hopes for this happening are not high.

My plan? I will offer a few out-the-wall ideas.  Frankly, I would start with military cutbacks.

  • End our interventionist foreign policy.  That means the American military and the American taxpayers will no longer pay in blood or dollars for the privilege of being the globalists' police force and bully boy.  That saves us billions and appeases a boatload of whiners.  
  • Get rid of the TSA.  Or just move them to the borders.  Turn security and screening over to the airlines.  If anyone claims they are being profiled or discriminated against because they are Muslim, gay, fat, or whatever, remind them that the airlines are private entities and reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.  Make air travel great again.  
  • As noted yesterday, a moratorium on immigration of all kinds from all countries.  No more refugee resettlements.  Enforce the borders.  
  • Punish employers who hire illegals.  Remove all government aid and services for illegals.  We won't have to worry about deporting them.  They will do it themselves.
  • End the war on drugs.  Period.  No more DEA.  No more ATF.  Let the states use the money for drug and alcohol treatment and rehab.
  • End federal involvement in education.  Not just with Common Core and the Department of Education, but with federal court decisions that, now, decades after Brown vs. Board of Education, still control "equitable funding" issues in many southern states.  Last I checked -- it's been a few years -- the Kansas City schools in Missouri were still funded by state revenues under court order.
  • I know most none of this isn't is going to happen, so I will throw in a real fantasy: do away with Medicare and Medicaid. Allow more competition in health insurance and health care. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Medical Tests are Racist and Xenophobic

All the poor, little refugees aren't so little:

The Danish government has revealed that of the suspected 800 “underage” asylum seekers they believed to be lying about their age, 600 of them were adults according to medical tests.

Give Denmark credit for at least trying to keep their citizens from being forced to pay extra benefits for underaged children.  Of course, the simpler and better way is to refuse entry to all these invaders.

Some make the excuse, as noted in the article, that the invaders come from countries that do not have good recordkeeping.  I understand because I was born at home and did not get a birth certificate until I was sixteen and needed it to obtain a driver's license.  There was never, however, a question about how old I was, what year or even what day I was born.  We were not highly educated, but we had a calendar.  

As we have noted before, relatively few of the refugees pouring into Europe are families, or women and children.  They are primarily young men of military age who are swarming over the borders to be supported by the people they intend to conquer and annihilate.

Pointing out this simple and obvious truth is a good way to be labeled "literally Hitler", yet more and more Europeans and even an increasing number of Americans are willing to risk being called bad names and ostracized by the elites and their propagandists.

Most countries have enough people.  It is time for a moratorium on immigration until we sort out the kinds of nations we wish to live in.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Travels in the Southeast

I have traveled some around the United States, but mostly in Texas, the Midwest, the Northeast.  I have passed through Mississippi and Louisiana, but I had never been to Alabama or Georgia -- except for changing planes in Atlanta a few times, or the Carolinas.

This past week, I got a chance to take a road trip with a friend, and we headed toward Memphis.  I walked around on Beale Street.  That was great.  I thought it would be the highlight of the trip as I ate in Jerry Lawler's restaurant down there.  It was late in the day as we headed out, and we ended up staying at a hotel in Grenada, MS.  The next morning I kind of wanted to go on down to the Gulf Coast, but my friend wanted to go to Stone Mountain.

We cut across Alabama, through Birmingham, and on to Atlanta and got a hotel at Stone Mountain, GA.  The next morning was cool and damp.  We drove around the mountain, a massive, naked granite uplift.  We stopped by the grist mill and took some pictures then walked up to view the huge bas relief carved into the rock --

After leaving Stone Mountain, we headed for Savannah.  As navigator, I accidentally caused us to drive past a sign that said "Whistle Stop Cafe".  This led to a detour through Juliette, GA, which was where the location shooting for the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was done.

Full disclosure:  I am not gay (NTTAWWT), however, my traveling companion is a female.  I was confident this was not the highlight of my trip.

A little further down the road, we reached Macon, GA.  There is a place there called The Big House:

I thought this would be the highlight of my trip.

The next day we walked around Savannah.  It is a beautiful city, but it does smell funny -- all that Spanish moss hanging off the live oaks, the boggy ground, and such.  Low country makes me nervous.

The little squares are pretty, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is truly awe-inspiring.  I sat down inside the church and began to pray.  I started crying.  Neither words nor pictures can do justice to the other-worldliness of being in this sacred space.

This was probably the highlight of my trip.

Or not.

I'm going to end here for now because this is getting pretty long.  I may post more tomorrow. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What Happens Now

First, there will be a massive media onslaught.  They are back on their heels, stunned by what has happened, but they will soon rally and try to set the stage for failure, just as they have done in the past.

Second, apparently, there will be blood -- police are investigating the black-on-white attack of a Trump supporter.  The globalists and leftist political leaders and the media -- their ministry of truth -- are fully responsible for this incident as well as the violent "protests" taking place in various cities.

The war is just starting, and, at its base, it is nationalism versus globalism, the "new world order", the one-worlders against those who believe in borders and culture and, yes, blood and soil. The enemy is not going to let up.  People allegedly on the right, like Glen Beck, are still trying to push the narrative that culture, religion, and genetics do not matter.  They do matter.  I am who I am to a great extent because of the genetic heritage passed down from my ancestors.  Most of the rest is the culture heritage they bequeathed to me.  The same is true of the Syrians and Somalis pushing into Germany or the Mexicans and Central Americans pushing into our own Southwest.

I don't deserve any credit for my heritage.  Neither do I blame those other groups for theirs.  It is just a simple fact:  we are different.  I cannot be Guatemalan and some nice fellow from Somalia can't be a weird combination of Saxon, Irish and Scandinavian.

White people voted as white people in this election -- not because we are evil and racist, but because our best interests are not served by continuing to allow an influx of third-worlders.  We have stood by as identity politics have gained controlled of the federal government.  We were told that to oppose this would be racist and xenophobic.  It isn't wrong to want your own country, your own culture, history, and way of life preserved and protected.

I certainly have no objection to black people, people of Latin American heritage, Middle-easterners or Asians or anyone else voting for and seeking after their own self-interest.  All I ask is the same consideration.  I would also point out that the reason so many people from other countries want to come to the West and to America in particular is that we have built a wealthy, peaceful, and prosperous society on the foundations of Christianity and our European culture.  Oddly enough, one of the pillars upholding our society and making civilization viable and functional is respect for the rule of law.

Anyway, we have tough times ahead.  The easy part, in some ways, is behind us.  I am thankful to God that we do not have to contend with the Clintons or Bushes anymore.  For being the instrument who helped shut down those two political families, our nation owes Donald Trump a debt of gratitude.

I am surprised by the response of the markets so far.  I suspect the Fed will raise rates at their next meeting.

At least firearms and ammo won't be going up price or becoming scarce for a little while.  Every cloud has a silver lining and all.  

I think the Republican Party might now survive, but it is going to have to purge the globalists, the Chamber of Commerce, and the crony capitalists.  It will have an appeal if it embraces nationalism and becomes, in essence, the American Party.  That's going to be a fight, too.  At least the enemy has been identified.  Don't forget.  They will be trying to worm their way back into our good graces.  Check the internet.

Also, get on  I was never on Twitter, but Gab is pretty cool.  I like it.  If you want to look me up, look for Drano American.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Writing About Knife Fighting

The howtofightwrite tumblr has a post about writing a knife fight and the dos and don'ts.

In fact, it contains a good deal of commonsense advice on the knife as a weapon.  Go over and read the whole thing.

I gave my oldest granddaughter a pretty little assisted-opening knife to carry in her purse.  I explained to her some of the same information the Tumblr writer conveys.  The knife is a short-range ambush weapon.  It works well in tight quarters.  It works best if an assailant does not know the intended victim has such a weapon until it starts to do damage.

A knife-wielder does not need a great deal of skill beyond knowing those rudimentary guidelines.  As the writer says, "The basic principle of the knife is incredibly simple:  You're gonna shank a dude."

It's still a martial art.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Storm Warning

I don't know who is going to get the most votes on November 8.  There is a part of me that doesn't care, because I think, either way, we are in for some rough times.

If Clinton becomes president, I expect we will get into some kind of conflict with Russia.  The current regime seems intent on poking and provoking Putin.  Clinton has said she will challenge the Bear further.  Why do something so utter senseless over a rathole like Syria and Assad?  Perhaps the globalists see an opportunity to evade the massive financial collapse by instigating a large-scale conflict.  The Obama/Clinton administration is a globalist puppet-regime.

If Trump should beat the odds and prevail, I would not be surprised to see a financial collapse take place within the first fews months or weeks of 2017.  Yeah, I know, I've been predicting a financial disaster since 2010, but I could not begin to comprehend the ability of the various central banks to collude in the can-kicking.

We are, I think, rapidly approaching the point when a crisis becomes impossible to avoid.  Just think about $20 trillion of debt -- with nothing to show for it.

War tends to obscure a merely financial disaster.  Or, Trump becomes the perfect scapegoat on whom the globalists can pin their failures.  

I am going to stockpile a little more food in the next few weeks, and do some minor work on some of my equipment.  I am also figuring on picking up a few cows come spring.  I don't want to have to deal with anything this winter.

Maybe I'll be wrong again.  I kind of hope I am.  I won't feel too bad.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Back from Outer Space

A lot of things have been going on.  I was on the winning team for the jalapeno-eating contest at Bikes, Blues, and BBQ this year.  I ate ten pickled jalapenos in 60 seconds, then ate 4 or 5 more for $20 donations to charity.  They aren't that hot, and I suffered no ill after-effects.  It did burn just a little doing #1 for about a day, but it was well worth the pain.

I didn't watch the debate or whatever that was that happened Sunday night.  It doesn't matter if Trump wins or loses.  He is our WMD to destroy the corrupt, Orwellian UniParty.  If you ever thought that the Republican establishment genuinely opposes the Democrat Party, you should now be freed from that illusion by the reactions of people like Glenn Beck, Paul Ryan, and John Kasich.

I don't know if Trump is a Christian or not.  I am pretty sure neither Clinton is Christian in anything other than a cultural sense.  Obama may believe in Jesus or not, but he is a cultural Muslim.  What I do know is that Trump is not a choirboy.  He has been married three times and almost certainly cheated on his first two wives.

Those of you old enough to recall the '90s may also recall everyone on the left defending Bill Clinton's antics as being just about sex.  He was privately immoral but but a moral man when it came to public policy.  That is to say, that Clinton felt it was important to force American citizens to do what he thinks is right even if it costs us a lot of money.  Hillary Clinton is the same.

Maybe Trump is, too.  Except Trump is not going to take away my guns or appoint new liberal justices to the Supreme court or open our borders to unlimited, unrestricted immigration from third-world countries or deliberately start a war with Russia.

Given the fact that everybody in politics in a low-life hypocrite, I might as well vote for the one that will do the least amount of damage to my liberty and culture.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Speaking of Being Hated by All the Right People

The first thing I saw this morning was that George H. W. Bush plans to vote for Clinton.  I suppose that is meant to be discouraging, but I noted John's comment on the previous post and realized why I was not terribly bothered.  I mean, after all, she is the next best thing to Jeb.

I try not to be anti-elite or anti-science, but it is getting harder.  Most of these people are really not that smart.  They have connections.  They speak well.  They have, through their connections, accumulated a lot of money, but, as Reagan once said, so much of what these people know is wrong.

I do worry about those Trump voters who think Cheeto-man is some kind of savior, and his election will usher in a newer, sleeker version of the 1950s.  They are mostly good people, and they, like me, are hated by the elites who have decided that the voters do not know what is good for them.

And that is what irritates me.  I do not care if a bureaucrat or an elected lawyer in Washington doesn't like what my neighbor does or what I do.  It is none of his or her business.  I don't care what the people in San Francisco, Chicago or New York think or do as long as they don't bother me.  I have no idea what it is like to live in those rat-infested hellholes, and I don't want to find out.  I would not presume to tell them how to live, and they should not presume to tell me.

They have no idea what it is like to live out here in the boonies.  They cannot imagine based on a trip through some tourist attractions.  I have a pretty good idea of what I don't know, which is a lot, and I am more than happy to stick to what I do know.  That's why I am a small 'l' libertarian.  Outside of family and close friends, no one knows what is best for an individual -- certainly not some government expert.

Now, old GWHB has every right to vote for Hillary Clinton and to be best buds with Slick Willy.  He even has a right to let that be known.  I am glad he did because the GOP that he represents needs to die.  

Monday, September 12, 2016

I Am Deplorable

  • I am deplorable because I believe people have a right to their own property, to use it, and abuse it as they see fit.
  • I am deplorable because I believe the Constitution restrains the government, not individuals.
  • I am deplorable because I believe when the Declaration said, “all men are created equal”, it means before God and before the law. 
  • I am deplorable because I do not believe all cultures or all religions are of equal value.
  • I am deplorable because I agree with the Apostle Paul who said, “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10).
  • I am deplorable because I believe I did build this.
  • I am deplorable because I believe government is both necessary to some extent yet parasitic and, thus, must be carefully limited so as not to destroy the host.
  • I am deplorable because I believe a 20 trillion dollar debt means we have not balanced the budget.
  • I am deplorable because I believe law enforcement should have to obtain warrants to monitor any level of private communication and that property seizures should not occur without due process.
  • I am deplorable because I believe the greatest threat to freedom is government.
  • I am deplorable because I am a nationalist not a globalist.
  • I am deplorable because I think refugees are mostly invaders and colonizers.
  • I am deplorable because I think people like me have a right to our own cultures, identities, communities, and nations.
  • I am deplorable because I believe in the rule of law.
  • I am deplorable because I do not believe those living inside the Beltway are a law unto themselves.
  • I am deplorable because I am tired of paying for the armed security of people who wish to disarm me.

I could go on and on.  I accept the fact that I am deplorable to people like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Will, and Jeb Bush.  The truth is that it makes me smirk just a little, just as I do when Obama says that I’m angry because I’m stressed or calls me a racist or a homophobe or an islamophobe or accuses me of being “lazy”

I did more work before I was ten years old than Obama, Clinton or any of the rest did in their entire lives.  

 What do I ask for in return for all the work I have done throughout my life?

This only:  to be left alone with what I have and, most of all, with the God, family, and friends that I love.  

I know, it's deplorable.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tear the Labels Off Your Cans

Some kind of religious group -- possibly Islamic -- thinks Oswego, NY, is encouraging hatred toward Muslims by a word on a monument.

Their monument says the Islamic terrorists carried out the 9/11/2001 attacks on the United States, and memorializes those first responders who sacrificed their lives for the sake of others.

I'm a simple guy, and this complaint raises questions.  On December 29, 1890, elements of the United States Seventh Cavalry surrounded an encampment of Sioux Indians at a place called Wounded Knee.  Through misunderstandng, fear, ignorance and/or hatred, between 150 and 300 of the Sioux, mostly women and children, were killed, along with 25 white soldiers.  Should the memorials to Wounded Knee not mention the specifics of who was involved in that massacre?

The Catholic Church had a lot of bad press because of a number of Catholic priests who took advantage of their positions and molested children.  Should we not say those were Catholic priests?  Should we call them confirmed bachelors who serve wine and bread?

My opinion is that those pedophiles be identified with the priesthood and the Catholic Church, not because I think all Christians or all Catholics or all priests are perverts, but because Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular bears some blame for those evil actions.  It is  a call for us to be aware and on guard against such evil.  It is our responsibility to denounce it and make sure it never happens again.

The same is true of the atrocity carried out by U.S. government troops at Wounded Knee.  We take responsibility and do our best to prevent such events from ever occurring again.

Not Islam, though.  Islam wants to deny that Muslims who commit horrific acts of violence are really Muslims.  I understand.  I don't think a pedophile priest is a Christian.  I don't think he really grasps what his so-called faith is supposed to do.  But I do accept that he claimed to be a Christian, and I do know that, regardless of his standing in the Church or even before God, what he did was wicked and sinful.

As a Christian and an American, I am never going to suggest that history be whitewashed to avoid offending me.  The facts are the facts.  The men who got on board those planes were Muslims.  I recognize that some in Islam will say they were not "good" Muslims, that they were perverting their faith, or that they couldn't have been true Muslims at all.

Yet, strangely enough, people who identify as Muslim continue to commit vile and despicable acts on a regular, if not daily basis, around the world.

Like an addict, Islam cannot fix its problem until it admits it has a problem, until it faces up to the fact that, as a religion, it is mainly a political system, that it is rife with corrupted beliefs and harboring within its pale a blood-thirsty cult of those who would happily extend Islam and its call for submission by any means including violence and terror.  This cult is, effectively, a criminal enterprise.

Muslims have to face that cult.  Muslims have to confront that mind-set.  And Muslims have to fix it.  Until they do, we are not going to be able to get along.  

Monday, August 29, 2016

I Am Already Tired of Colin Kaepernik

So an over-privileged individual who plays a kids' game for a living won't stand for the National Anthem.  He thinks black people are oppressed in America.  Certainly black people still have some legitimate complaints about their status in society, mainly due to 90% of them voting Democrat every time there is an election.

Kaepernik is the biological son of a black father who abandoned Kaepernik's white mother as soon as he found out she was pregnant.  The child was then adopted by a white couple and raised in middle-class conditions.  Being a gifted high school athlete, Kaepernik went to college, where he was successful enough that he was drafted into the NFL.  He has, through talent and hard work, done quite well, having signed an extremely lucrative contract with the 49ers.

Everything Kaepernik knows about the black experience in America he learned from watching the remake of "Roots".

But the man is an American citizen, and, paradoxically, as such, he has every right to sit on his ass when "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played.

What matters about his life is what he does on the football field.  That's all that matters.  His opinions and protests are worthless, pointless, and hypocritical.  It is a waste of my time to suggest that demeaning him is a waste of time.  He is of so little actual value that we might as well criticize a pig for failing to stand for the Anthem.

This is our problem in America today.  We allow ourselves to be led and influenced, bullied and herded by those who do not matter.  Celebrities, athletes, politicians, and various media-labeled "experts" give their opinions, and we are expected to cower and try to appease our "betters".

Sorry, I can't work up the emotion to get angry at ungrateful, ungracious louts like Kaepernik.  He can keep his job.  I am not going to watch him play, buy his jerseys, shoes, or whatever else.  He just doesn't matter at all.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Reviews and Ramblings

So, now that Hillary has exposed the awful darkness that is the Alt-Right, I am willing to confess that I have been reading a lot of Alt--Right stuff over the last year or so.  It's nice to know that there are people -- especially younger people -- out there who agree with me, or are nearly as warped and twisted as I am.  I'm not sure "We. Don't. Care." is going to replace "Don't Tread On Me" or "Molon Labe", but it does sum up a lot about how I feel.

Since it's confession time, Vox Popoli is pretty much a daily stop for me.  This has led me to some interesting reading, e.g., The Missionaries.  This is an entertaining send-up of the bureaucratic do-gooder with the tabula rasa outlook.  A reader will get no great insights, the characters are mostly one-dimensional, but it is at times, rather funny and reinforces what we already know about the nanny state.

Another book that I bought on Vox's recommendation is Brings the Lightning by Peter Grant.  I am well into the first section of the book.  I'm going to finish it.  Mr. Grant is competent, but he is not Louis L'Amour.  Grant is good on the technical details of weaponry, and I'm sure there is going to be plenty of action later on.  The writer's greatest strength so far is also his weakness.  He wants his hero to be fully equipped, like Batman's utility belt from the old '60s TV show.  There's a hint of MarySue-ness in the early going.  I hope it will get better.  If it doesn't get better soon, I will withdraw my recommendation.  For now, my thumb is in the horizontal position.

The next one is two thumbs up -- Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia is easily the best fantasy novel I have read in a long, long time.  I love Gene Wolfe's New Sun books, but, honestly, they can be a bit of a slog with his derived vocabulary.  Correia is not as literary as Wolfe, but this series looks to be considerably less pulpy than, say, David Gemmell's Legend.  I have a number of Gemmell's books, most of which I have read at least a couple of times.  They are like Howard's Conan works -- pulp fiction -- great pulp fiction, but not in the same arena with Tolkien.  It's like kids and grandkids, I love them all -- just in different ways.

I had planned to review the book on the Benghazi debacle, 13 Hours, but it's not fair to blurb it.  So maybe I'll do a full review next week.  It's a well-balanced, non-politically motivated, objective write-up of what led to the disaster.  What I'll tell you is that if you read The Missionaries, you will not be surprised by what happened at Benghazi the night of September 11, 2012.

The other thing I want to review is my Ruger AR 223.  I'm really having an on-again/off-again relationship with this little piece of crap rifle.  It's not the rifle's fault.  It's me.  I knew the first time I fired one of these 35 years ago that I didn't like it.  I've added a Leupold 1.5-4x scope.  For me, it's a niche firearm, but I have it, and I'm going to keep it.  I will complain and praise more later.

Have a good weekend.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I Am So Racist

Well, it is really Mr. Derbyshire, but he does kind of have a point:

Look: Next year is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 black riots inDetroit,Newark, and, yes, Milwaukee. 
Fifty years—two entire human generations—andstill they riot. Fifty years of fretting and fussing, of nagging and shaming, of affirmative action and contracting set-asides; fifty years of jobs programs, food programs, billion-dollar overhauls of school systems. Fifty years of pushing role models, black doctors and detectives in movies and TV, black athletes as culture heroes, black actors playing God.Fifty years of Martin Luther King Day s, Black History Months, and Kwanzaas. Fifty years of black mayors, black police chiefs, black Attorneys General, a black President…And still they riot. 
Wouldn’t prudence suggest that we hold off on importing more diversity until we’ve made some progress in getting blacks to stop rioting? 
I guess Prudence doesn’t live here any more. (Links in original)
 I guess not.

But that isn't the really racist part.  This is:
My answer: Different races—different local varieties of Homo sap., that have followed different paths through evolutionary space for many, many generations, end up with different distributions on most heritable traits. That includes traits of intelligence, behavior, and personality. 
So in a multiracial society that rewards certain traits and penalizes others, different races will precipitate out, average-average, at different social levels. American blacks, for example, with low average IQ, low average impulse control, and high average inclinations to antisocial behavior, will tend to pool at the bottom of society, in slums and prisons and criminal gangs. 
The blacks thus pooled, being too dimwitted to understand anything about biology or statistics, will attribute their sorry plight to the malice of hostile agents. They’ll develop a lot of anger against those agents, the anger occasionally breaking out in riots.
Follow the link at the top and read the whole thing. It is sad that my country has come to this.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Constitution Party

If you haven't done it already, there's a site where you can take a quiz about what you believe and support politically.  It popped up  on fakebook yesterday, and I took it.  I came closest to Darrell Castle, candidate of the Constitution Party.

You can see my results at the second link.  State sovereignty issues and an end to "foreign entanglements" are some of the points that push me up to over 80% agreement with Castle.  The Constitution Party is the Libertarian Party without the reefer and dead babies, but then I agree with Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, on more than three-fourths of the issues -- the same as with Trump.  I even have some agreement with Jill Stein of the Green Party on foreign policy.  I apparently agree with Clinton on a few minor issues.  I suppose a stopped clock is right twice a day.

The best thing that could happen to the States, and probably to the world, would be for a meteor to destroy Washington, D.C. and it's bureaucratic elite during next year's State of the Union address.  It couldn't be too a big meteor.  We don't want it to get out to where John lives.

Anyway, if you want to vote out of habit, like I'll probably do, you can find out which candidate best represents your point of view, and vote, as they say, your conscience.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Furry Not-So MREs

Venezuelans are eating pets and pigeons.

I would not be surprised to see the same thing in the States in the not-too-distant future.  Venezuela was flush with oil money which its tyrannical socialist government squandered through corruption and incompetence.

The last thirty years have pushed us closer and closer to the brink here, as well.  We have more parasites than producers.  The only way the producers win a national election is if the parasites are too lazy to go vote for a living.

On the bright side, the rat problem in NYC will be resolved, and the goose poop in the parks will be thinned down some.

The continued destruction of the middle-class is assured if Clinton is elected, likely even in the event Trump prevails.

If it does go down that way here, I hope they keep it in the cities or wait until I'm dead.  I really don't want to have to kill people who do stupid things because they are stupid and hungry on top of it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

0 Days Since Last Islamic Terror Attack

At a church in Normandy during Mass, hostages are taken at knife-point, and a priest was ritually beheaded.

I wonder who could have carried out since a barbaric act of blasphemous violence? 

More blood on the hands of the invader-hugging Pope and the self-serving politicians of the EU.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Somehow It Is the NRA's Fault

I don't feel like setting up the links now because they have been in the news.  We know that Germany has suffered three attacks by deranged Muslims, a couple of whom were refugees, in the last few days.  The first shooter was a German-born Iranian with a history of mental health issues.  He lured children into a McDonald's on the anniversary of Brevik's murderous rampage.  Though he would not have been able to obtain a firearm legally, he, nevertheless, managed to arm himself with a Glock 9mm that had no serial numbers. 

Did the fairly strict German gun laws manage to keep a homocidial maniac from acquiring a weapon?  Or did they merely disarm sane, law-abiding Germans? 

Those laws certainly made it easy and safe for the next attacker -- a Syrian refugee -- to carry out his attack.  He hacked a pregnant woman to death with a machete without fear of being shot by law-abiding German citizens.

Nor was the third attempted attack by a soon-to-be deported Syrian refugee foiled by gun laws.  He blew himself up after being refused entry to some event where he could have killed many others. 

Explosives, a machete, an illegal firearm from the underground, a madman does not fear statutes or the legal system, and his schemes are not hampered by the rhetoric of the political class. 

America is a very diverse nation.  We have a violent history.  We have lots and lots of guns. 

There are also 350 million of us.  That we have more "mass shootings" than Germany with its 80 million and France with its 64 million combined is hardly surprising.  That most of our "mass shootings" take place in the urban centers of Chicago, East St. Louis, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., is also not terribly surprising.  Take out the urban centers with their majority black populations, and America drops way down the list in terms of per capita homocides by firearms.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Toy

I understand there is some kind of national circus going on this week in Cleveland.  It would be difficult for me to care less. 

This is not going to be a review because I just haven't had time to do anything with it.  I have too many things going on. 

The AR-556 is the low-end Ruger -- runs around $700.  My nephew bought an AR-556 a few months ago.   He has put a scope on his.  I've shot it.  His trigger is horrible.  The trigger on mine is merely heavy.  I could probably learn to live with it.  Whether I will or not is another question. 

I need to go buy some bulk ammo and get used to the sights. 

The Ruger is a standard, modular design, so anything I can't stand can be replaced. 

I never thought I would get one of these.  At this point, I am not particularly happy or unhappy with it, except for the fact that the ruling class doesn't want me to have it at all.  In that regard, I do feel good. 

I am not going to hunt deer, turkey, or coyotes with it -- though I could.  I don't really have a purpose for it or even a niche, but it fits in the safe, and I have it.

They are fun to shoot.  So there is that.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Commonsense Muslim Control

My prayers are with the French citizens murdered on their national holiday.

It is true that these innocents were murdered by a religious fanatic, but they were also the victims of an open-borders policy by their government and the European Union.

There is not much else to say.  It is getting harder and harder to be shocked that Muslims commit horrific acts of violence.

At this point, the crucial issue for all western nations is immigration.  If you want your nation turned into a third-world dungheap, if you do not want a middle-class, if you want your country to be run by a corrupt oligarchy, if you want constant violence, loss of liberty, and an all-seeing surveillance state then you should be a champion of open borders and unrestricted immigration.

The rest of us believe that good fences do make good neighbors.  We believe that potential immigrants should be willing to assimilate rather than annihilate our existing culture. We are unwilling to be replaced at the whim of the ruling elite.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fly Little Butterfly

I have reviewed Bear & Sons aka Bear Manufacturing knives before.  I have a trapper folder that I like a lot, as well as a neck knife, and I wrote about the mods I had to make to the sheath (still working fine).

About three weeks ago, I was out for a drive in the country with a friend.  We stopped by an out-of-the-way antique mall place.  Neither of us saw anything of much interest until we were on the way out.  The store had new knives of various kinds by the register.  My friend has wondered about butterfly knives since seeing one in a movie a while back and noted one in the case.  I noticed the maker and, in yet another impulse buy, decided to buy it. 

I thought of butterfly knives as a novelty item.  This particular Bear Manufacturing version is very solid and makes a pretty good everyday carry, general purpose tool.  I was pleasantly surprised. 

Let's talk about dimensions.  Folded -- just under five and a quarter inches.  Open and locked -- there's a toggle that locks the wings both closed and open -- 9 inches.  The cutting edge of the clip point blade is 3 1/2", tip to guard is just under 4".  The spine is a very solid 1/8" (3mm) and the material is Bear & Sons high-carbon stainless. 

I don't know the composition of the steel, but it sharpens up nicely, and, so far, it has held the edge well.  Admittedly I have not had time to do any serious cutting work with it. 

The knife looks great and has a good feel.  As I said, I am impressed by how solid it feels.  It tends to inspire confidence.  I'm not going to be doing any of the fast and fancy moves that you might see done with these knives in videos, but I do have fun flipping it around and playing with it.  I've only slashed a finger once to this point. 

Because of the sturdiness, weight, and closed length, a person would not even have to open the knife to benefit from its presence in the hand during an intense, close-range social encounter.  I think it would stand up to use as a serious weapon if such an encounter were to become potentially lethal.

I have been carrying it as a backup, hip-pocket blade when out on one of my bikes.  I'll probably continue to do that.

One of these days the grandkids are going to have a really good time figuring out who gets which of the old man's blades.  Nobody will have to end up with just one.

If you are like me, you're probably getting all the news and politics you could possibly want, so I have another knife review coming in the next few days -- if things work out.  I recently got a couple of nice-looking custom fixed blades from a knife maker in a neighboring state that I want to show off. 

After that, I may have a new firearm to review.  We'll see how it goes.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Again, on the Streets of Dallas

I’ve been to the old Schoolbook Depository in Dallas and looked out the window from which, we are told, Oswald shot Kennedy.  I have walked around Dealey Plaza and up on the Grassy Knoll.  Hundreds of times, I have driven by downtown Dallas, only occasionally recalling the tragedy that was acted out there. 

There was more tragedy on those streets last night.  I am saddened by the loss of life.  I pray for the families of the fallen officers and for those who were injured. 

I support the police in general.  That is, as agents of law and order, they are agents of civilization.  I support that.  I have been helped by the police a few times.  I have been harassed a time or two as well.  I like some individual law enforcement officers – I’ve even been friends with a few.  I don’t like the direction law enforcement has taken in this country. 

I don’t like a militarized police, police as an occupation force, or police referring to the rest of us as “civilians”.  Police officers are paid, in my opinion, to put themselves in harm’s way and to take risks that the rest of us do not routinely have to take.  For that, they should be respected.  They should also be held to a higher standard of behavior than the ordinary citizen.  A police officer who shoots a person who is not a threat deserves to be severely punished. 

There were something over five hundred individuals shot and killed by police officers last year.  Roughly half those killed were white.  I would guess that a very high percentage of the shooting were completely and unequivocally justified.  Based on what I have seen of the Minnesota shooting, that one was not justified.  The police officer who pulled the trigger four times on Philando Castile is a murderer. 

People of all races have a right to be angry about that shooting and probably about some of the others that have taken place.  If we don’t put a stop to this, the cops will become little more than uniformed gangs.  We have a police-prison complex that feeds parasitically off taxpayer dollars, requiring a bigger fix every year to keep the public “safe”.  Much of the “criminal” problem comes from Prohibition-style drug laws.  The more things that are made illegal, the more criminals there will be.

A bad man dressed in a police officer’s uniform did a bad thing in a Minneapolis suburb.  It’s possible a bad man in a uniform did a bad thing down in Baton Rouge.  Those individuals should be held accountable for their actions as individuals.  Evil can be given no excuse, and truth and justice should not be obscured by the color of one’s skin or the color of one’s clothes. 

Yet the divide our national leaders want to make is racial.  Obama has, time and again, sided with his tribe against whites.  The media and the political establishment have played up the acts of police officers in New York, Ferguson, Baltimore and other places – not necessarily because those acts were always unjustified, but because the people killed had dark skin.  Instead of having a discussion about and reform of police attitudes and procedures, they want to have a race war.

I am old enough to remember November 22, 1963.  I am also old enough to remember 1964, 1965, 1967, Harlem, Newark, Watts, and Detroit.  It is liable to get a lot worse, and, in my lifetime, it may never get better.      

Do I have an answer?   Long-term, yes, I do.  Tell the truth.  People are different.  They are different based on genetics as well as environment.  If we stop denying this and admit that we tend to get along better with those more like ourselves in various ways, we could go a long way to eliminating the tensions and conflicts of multiculturalism.  A more homogeneous society is a more peaceful society.  The globalists are wrong; the nationalists are right.  Stop wasting money trying to turn people with an average IQ of 89 into rocket scientists.  Stop turning young men into criminals through drug prohibition. Stop training paramilitary law enforcement officers and start training peace officers.  Give people local control of their own destinies.  Get rid of welfare and centralized, big government interference in peoples’ lives.

Short-term, no.  More blood is going to be shed, and it is going to be on the hands of those fomenting the Black Lives Matter agit-prop.