Wednesday, March 07, 2018

I think I'm going to print this out and frame it

(Via The Shooting Wire)

"Our chief politicians, billionaires, anti-gun Hollywood celebrities, and even money being transported in trucks are all protected by people with guns. Aren't kids just as important? What's wrong with these people? Why do they demand that we keep the kids at such risk?"


And every time a Hollywood star, a media talking head, a gun grabber or a politician mouths off with some idiotic nonsense about guns, I'm going to take it off the wall and beat them over the head with it.

When my kids were in school, which is about a quarter mile from our home (middle and high school are next door to each other) and were old enough to understand the issue, we had a talk about the possibility of a nut job showing up at their school with a gun.

Much to Mrs. Freeholder's chagrin and against her will (she's a teacher, you see), Daddy told them that at the first sound of gunfire they were to get out of their school by the fastest route possible and run like hell for the nearest cover or concealment, then make their way home staying concealed as much as possible. They were specifically to ignore the orders of any teacher or staff who told them to do otherwise--Daddy would deal with the fallout if there was any.

The reason I told them this is that I had no intention of my kids becoming statistics. In the event of a school shooting, that's what the previously mentioned crowd wants--they want a body count, and the bigger the better. They want to climb up on that pile of dead kids and lecture us on how smart they are and how evil we are until they can convince just enough people that they can force their viewpoint on us, oddly enough at the point of a gun, this one held by the state.

Well, I wasn't going to have that then with my kids, and I won't have it now with someone else's kids. It's time we protect our kids as well as these worthless pieces of protoplasm are protected. I read that at the self-congratulatory Oscars a few days ago there were over 500 cops in multiple rings of security, all so the beautiful people could feel safe and protected while they patted each other on the back and lectured the rest of us on Trump, sex and guns.

In the meantime, out in the real Los Angles, the lectured were being robbed, raped and murdered, and all they could do was call Dial-A-Prayer 911 because California's laws make it nearly impossible to carry a gun for self defense.

It's high time that the lectured stand up to the lecturing and pull them down off that podium. And hit them over the head with our own brand of "common sense".

Edit, 1958: Wow--sorry about that white background. Not sure where that came from, but it's fixed now.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

When the antibiotic chickens come home to roost

For some years the medical community has been warning that there might well be a time when bugs would show up that no antibiotic would work on. Recent research shows we're another day closer now.

This has implications for how we live our lives. As someone with a legitimate allergy to flu shots (I landed in the hospital the two times I took them, so my chart now has a big flag on it), I recently rescheduled a trip to the doc, pushing it out a couple of months. Why? To avoid the hack-n-snot brigade which is currently infesting every medical office in the area. I haven't gotten any bug this winter and I'm hoping to not get one before warm weather arrives. Others do the same; a couple of weeks ago Mrs. Freeholder refused to go to the doc-in-a-box with what turned out to be a raging sinus infection because she didn't want to be exposed to them either.

Imagine this attitude in a time when we have a bunch of superbugs that laugh at antibiotics. The medical community, however reluctantly, has been forced to acknowledge that a doctor's office or a hospital is not only a place to get care, but also a place to get sick. If there are antibiotic immune bugs out there, will people avoid seeking medical care for fear of contracting one, even if their problem is treatable? The implications for creating a multi-faceted public health crisis seem very real to me.

It would be very bad if one or more became epidemic, or worse, weaponized. I could see Johnny Jihadi now. "Ali, we must gather 500 martyrs. Ahmed has the contracted the . We will allow him to infect them all, then fly them to the cities of our enemies, where they will spread it to as many people as possible before they die."

Talk about a low-tech end of the world. You know, that concept would make a great doomer TV show.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Saran? Like Saran Wrap?

(Via The Woodpile Report)

Storing parts to minimize corrosion. This may come in handy soon.

Weaponized high school students

(Via In the MIDDLE of the RIGHT)

The Federalist asks "Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?" Author David Hines lays out the case that there was a well oiled machine behind this, and I don't doubt it. However, I don't think that was why it took two weeks for folks to figure this out, although it doubtless had something to do with it.

I think one of the biggest reasons, at least for the folks on our side, is that we're good people. We don't dance in the blood when a mass shooting occurs. The other side, our enemy, has absolutely no problem with doing that and a lot more besides. Like taking advantage of kids in the aftermath of a tragedy. Especially when those kids have already been primed to be taken advantage of by an educational system ran by the same leftists that want to take away our guns.

Feel free to say I'm a conspiracy theorist nut. But wait until the next spree killer shows up a a gun-free school zone and see how fast this happens again, and just how many well known leftists are involved.

I'll be happy to be proven wrong--if you can.