Saturday, October 03, 2009

This is rich

(Via the Drudge Report)

Riddle me this: How screwed up is your foreign policy likely to be when France takes you to task?

I think we've went from President Zero to President Minus-One. The question that remains is "How low can you go?" Having some clue on Chicago and Chicago politicians, I'm not sure I want to know the answer. It's just over a year to the 2010 elections, and the Ego in Chief can do a lot of damage in that amount of time.

Friday, October 02, 2009

The miracle workers at FedEx

(Via Say Uncle)

Read it.

No Olympian Hopey-Changey in 2016

Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for President Obama who put his capital behind an enormous campaign.

I guess the new car smell is wearing off of the Big O-mobile.

Spin, spin and spin some more

I'm sure you recall the breathless reports earlier this year about the veritable flood of guns from the US to Mexico (no doubt to compensate the Mexicans for the absolute flood of their citizens northward, but I digress). Why, it was an apocolypse in the making, and we might even have to revoke US citizens rights to keep and bear arms to stop it.

Uh-huh. Sure.

So after months of increased BATFE-EIEIO activity at the border, we have this equally breathless report from KRGV in Rio Grande Vally, Texas:

Federal agents are disrupting cross-border gun smuggling, and they're focusing on the Valley. After a four month intense effort to stop gun smuggling, ATF agents are pinpointing the smugglers and tips are leading them to our border.

100 agents with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sifted through leads and after a four month special operation, they identified gun smugglers working for the gulf cartel. Armando Salas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge says, "Our goal is to try and disrupt the firearm and trafficking infrastructure both on the Mexican side and on the U.S. side."

The valley is what they call a "target rich environment." Salas says, McAllen and Brownsville are what we call the third largest hub for trafficking routes for sources of firearms. We have a number of investigations, almost double the number of investigations out of Brownsville these past four months alone from individuals that are involved in purchasing firearms."

Feel free to go read the entire story (there are a few more paragraphs) and watch the 1:54 video report. Read and listen carefully, because the astute reader/listener is going to notice something.

No numbers. No statistics. No arrests, perhaps?

What? Why, it's a "target rich environment"--how could this be? The third largest gun trafficking hub and there seem to have been no arrests. A bit odd, don't you think? A number of investigations that have been going on for months, and no arrests.

If I were the ATF agent in the video interview, I'd be dizzy from spinning so much.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Explanation

Random Nuclear Strikes points us to one of the many reasons why they are known as "The Stupid Party".

And, like he says, "...Elder would be a little rowdy and carry no water that wasn’t his own." That had to be the clincher.

SCOTUS takes 2nd Amendment incorporation case

(Via Guntalk on Twitter)

SCOTUS has granted cert to McDonald v. Chicago, a case orchestrated by Alan Gura for just this purpose. Currently batting 1.000 in gun rights cases, this is probably our best bet in this area.

I'm not all that up on this case, so I guess I have my reading to do.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wound channels and penetration and stopping power, oh my!

Via Survival Blog, we have enough ballistics calculators to keep any gun geek happy.

Q: How screwed up does your state have to be to be without a government?

(Via the Drudge Report)

A: Michigan.

Note to folks from Michigan--Please don't be mad I'm picking on your state. It's nothing personal; it isn't even that Yankee thing. (Well, OK, maybe a little.) It's that whole "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning" thing. Ya'll are the best horrible example I've seen yet. Even the loons in California are doing better than this. Why don't you throw that loser governor of yours out and start over?

No one expects the vast right-wing conspiracy

(Link from Drudge; apologies to Monty Python)

Apparently, someone has spiked the Kool-Aid again. The "vast right-wing conspiracy" has resurfaced, as virulent as ever.

You know, if we actually have a conspiracy, it has to be one of the least competent ones in history--how do you explain Dear Leader getting elected? Or is that a part of the plot as well?

Sheesh.