Thursday, June 12, 2008

Class III fun

(Via Wired)

5 minutes and 16 seconds of full-auto goodness...

"But there's no way we could deport all the undocumented immigrants..."

That's the argument the pro-illegals crowd makes--that there are so many illegal aliens now in the US that there is no feasible way to capture and deport them all.

Luckily, if we make it less welcoming, they will take care of the matter themselves.


Wake County, NC will begin using the new federal 287(g) program to start deportation proceedings for all illegal aliens passing through their jail. Sheriff Donnie Harrison, who has been criticized by some for his support of the program, said "They're the ones that made the mistake, we didn't. They're here illegally." You tell 'em, sheriff!

Of course, we have a long way to go. ICE reports that about 5300 illegals have been processed in North Carolina since the program began in 2006. They also estimate that there are 300,000 illegals in the state.

It seems to me that we need to get a lot less illegal alien friendly some more of them will self-deport. How about we cut them off from public assistance next? My tax bill could use a break.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wow, that's some expensive oil

CNBC made a little gaffe this morning. The headline was right, but the text showed the price in British Pounds. I was lucky enough to catch it, and boy did they fix it quickly.

For the record, that price equals around $265 in our currently debased currency. Can you imagine gas at $8+/gallon? You might have to shift the decimal one place to the left in those stock indexes....

Respect My Authorti!

I just love good Security Theater:

A new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) policy will block passengers from flying if they do not have proper ID, but only if they exhibit defiance. Passengers who merely forgot to bring ID will still be permitted to fly, but will be subjected to a physical screening and enhanced baggage screening.

Now let me see if I have this right...if I would like to fly without the "Papers, please" business (OK, I know that TSA doesn't say "please"--work with me here), and I just refuse to give them my drivers license or whatever, I'm defiant and won't be allowed to fly. But if I'm Abdul the soon-to-be Dead Terrorist (you know, Achmed's younger brother), all I have to do is say that "Oh my Allah! I've lost my wallet!", submit to more or the usual ineffective security measures, and I can get on the plane and do my dirty work, then that's cool.

Nah, that's not cool, that's f'ed up.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Interesting...

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Historic food prices.

Ve vill haf ORDER!

I should hope I don't need to say what I'm thinking. But if I'm the least bit psychic, several school officials and LEOs have just burst into flame...

Six people at Fort Mill High School's graduation were charged Saturday and a seventh at the graduation for York Comprehensive High School was charged Friday with disorderly conduct, authorities said. Police said the seven yelled after students' names were called.

...

Last year in Galesburg, Illinois, five students were denied diplomas from the city's lone public high school after enthusiastic friends or family members cheered for them during commencement. Students could get their diplomas after completing eight hours of public service for the school district.

News on Red's Trading Post

(Via FreedomSight)

Many blogs have been keeping track of the doin's that surround Red's Trading Post, and Idaho gun store that ran afoul of our favorite folks from ATF. (Short version: Red's had some paperwork issues, squared them away, got a clean bill of health, then got raided by ATF. Hilarity ensued, complete with much publicity and court time.)

The Red's blog, written by the very vocal Ryan Horsley, went off-line a month or so ago, and I've been quietly waiting for word. Well, David Codrea has the scoop at last:

The Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency agreed today to pay $200,000 for downtown property where Red's Trading Post...

David counsels against jumping to conclusions, and while he's right, I have a case of learned pessimism when it comes to things like this. For now, I guess we continue to wait for more news.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Tee Hee

Given European proclivities, I bet the PSH factor went off the scale:

German police have discovered a well-preserved WWII anti-aircraft cannon in a German man's garage...

Apparently, this guy had quite a collection by their standards--he even had 15,000 rounds of ammo. Of course, by our standards, that's a few weekends of shooting.

This just in from the Dept. of the Blindingly Obvious

The head of the World Health Organization’s HIV/AIDS department has officially admitted for the first time that there will be no global epidemic of the disease among the heterosexual population outside Africa.

And it only took them a decade, after it was becoming obvious to anyone who could read a chart that this wasn't going to happen, to come to this conclusion. Isn't science (especially when it's taken over by political correctness and money) wonderful?

You have to wonder how long it will take us to get over the global warming hysteria. And while we're at it, I'd also like to predict that The End of Energy (and the associated "We're all going to die starving in the freezing dark" business) is our next outbreak of this sort of panic-driven lunacy.

My point is this--all of these things are serious issues. However, you have to actually think clearly and implement long-range plans if you want to deal with them. Having mass demonstrations, passing ill-conceived laws and throwing money at the problems won't solve them.