Monday, December 31, 2012

I never thought I'd say this....

...but this russian guy slaps this right outta the park.

Americans: Never give up your guns

Wow.  The comments have the usual shitbag full of gun grabbing fuckwits, but you can't swing a stick without hitting one of those idiots. 

It's definitely good food for thought, but I doubt it'll sway the hardcore Feinstein lover, after all, they don't live in reality.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"I fired more shots than needed...."

Minn. man says he 'fired more shots than I needed'

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who shot two unarmed teenagers in the midst of an apparent Thanksgiving Day break-in told authorities he feared they had a weapon, but acknowledged firing "more shots than I needed to" and appeared to take pride in "a good clean finishing shot" for one teen, according to investigators.
Byron David Smith, 64, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder in a criminal complaint that was chilling for the clinical way investigators said he described the shootings.
Smith told investigators he shot 18-year-old Haile Kifer several times as she descended a stairway into his basement, and his Mini 14 rifle jammed as he tried to shoot her again after she had tumbled down the steps.
Though Kifer was "already hurting," she let out a short laugh, Smith told investigators. He then pulled out his .22-caliber revolver and shot her several times in the chest, according to the complaint.
"If you're trying to shoot somebody and they laugh at you, you go again," Smith told investigators, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.
Smith was also charged in the death of Kifer's cousin, 17-year-old Nicholas Brady.
Minnesota law allows a homeowner to use deadly force on an intruder if a reasonable person would fear they're in danger of harm, and Smith told investigators he was afraid the intruders might have a weapon. However, Smith's actions weren't justified, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said.
"The law doesn't permit you to execute somebody once a threat is gone," he said.
Smith told investigators he was fearful after several break-ins at his remote home in Little Falls, a central Minnesota town of 8,000 people. The sheriff's office had only one report of a break-in, on Oct. 27. Smith reported losing thousands of dollars in cash, gold coins, two guns, photo equipment and jewelry.
Wetzel said that while the shootings happened on Thursday, Smith waited until Friday to report the deaths, explaining that "he didn't want to trouble us on a holiday."
In the complaint, Smith said he was in his basement when he heard a window breaking upstairs, followed by footsteps that eventually approached the basement stairwell. Smith said he fired when Brady came into view from the waist down.
After the teen fell down the stairs, Smith said he shot him in the face as he lay on the floor.
"I want him dead," the complaint quoted Smith telling an investigator.
Smith said he dragged Brady's body into his basement workshop, then sat down on his chair. After a few minutes, Kifer began coming down the stairs and he shot her as soon as her hips appeared, he said.
After shooting her with both the Mini 14 and the .22-caliber revolver, he dragged her next to Brady. With her still gasping for air, he fired a shot under her chin "up into the cranium," the complaint says.
"Smith described it as 'a good clean finishing shot,'" according to the complaint.
The next day he asked a neighbor to recommend a good lawyer, according to the complaint. He later asked his neighbor to call the police.
A prosecutor called Smith's reaction "appalling."
"Mr. Smith intentionally killed two teenagers in his home in a manner that goes well beyond self-defense," Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf said after Smith appeared in court Monday morning. Bail was set at $2 million.
Defense attorney Gregory Larson declined comment.
John Lange, who described himself as Smith's best friend, said Smith shouldn't be in jail.
"You have a right to defend your home," Lange said. "He's been through hell."
But Liberty Nunn, a Little Falls resident who said she knew Nicholas Brady's older sister, said Smith could have simply shouted at them to stop. She said she hopes Smith goes to prison "for a very, very long time."
"Those are two young lives that were taken," she said. "It's just not right."
Minnesota sentencing guidelines call for a range of roughly 21 to 30 years in prison for a person convicted of a single second-degree murder count.
Smith's brother, Bruce Smith, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune his brother had retired after a career as a security officer with the U.S. State Department.
Bruce Smith declined to talk to an Associated Press reporter Monday outside his brother's home. A makeshift barricade blocked the driveway and a board leaning against it bore the spray-painted words "Keep Out."
Brady's sister, Crystal Schaeffel, told the Star Tribune that Kifer had stolen prescription drugs from her home before. Little Falls police records show Crystal Schaeffel reported a theft Aug. 28, but the department said the report was not public because that investigation was continuing and because it named juveniles.
Schools in Little Falls, about 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis, made counselors available, though classes weren't in session Monday. In nearby Pillager, where classes were in session, a few students sought help from school counselors and local clergy members available at the school Monday morning, said Superintendent Chuck Arns.

Fucking wow.

THIS is the face of someone the antis just love to rant about.  This worthless douchebag motherfucker is one of the biggest threats to our 2nd amendment rights, bar none.  Why, you might ask? Simply because he's completely not someone you can sympathize with.

Ok, shooting someone who's home invaded you, I have no problem with.  Those that really know me might even say I'm rather in favor of it.... But once they're down and NOT PHYSICALLY A THREAT, you're supposed to stop shooting.  Walking up to someone and FIRING A FINISHING ROUND INTO THEIR HEADS is NOT self defense, I don't give a flying fuck what anyone says.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just when you think you've facepalmed all you can facepalm....

Greenbrae shooting defendant sues 90-year-old man who was shot

Greenbrae resident Jay Leone, 90, waits outside court earlier this year before testifying against his alleged shooter, Samuel Cutrufelli. At right is one of his tenants, Sara Navon, who was in the house when the shooting occurred. (IJ photo/Gary Klien)
A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot in the head during an alleged burglary has been sued by the alleged burglar.
Samuel Cutrufelli, who was also shot during the incident, claims Jay Leone "negligently shot" him during the confrontation inside Leone's home.
Cutrufelli, 31, claims Leone caused him "great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli's home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli's marriage."
Cutrufelli shot Leone once in the face during the alleged burglary, and Leone returned fire, hitting Cutrufelli several times. Both men were hospitalized for an extended period after the gun battle.
Cutrufelli, whose charges include two counts of attempted
Samuel Cutrufelli appears in court on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in San Rafael, Calif. He is accused of attempted murder and burglary after allegedly exchanging gunfire with Greenbrae resident Jay Leone. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost )
murder against Leone, is near the end of his criminal trial. The negligence lawsuit was filed on his behalf by his father and his criminal defense attorney.Leone, reached at home Tuesday, said he was unaware of the lawsuit.
"He's the one who busted my door in," he said. "I'll just countersue him then. That's what I'll need to do."
The incident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. Jan. 3 at Leone's home on Via La Cumbre. Authorities said Cutrufelli entered the home, put a gun to Leone's head, tied his hands with a belt and rummaged through his bedroom for valuables.
Leone said he was able to wriggle his hands free, then convinced the burglar to let him use the bathroom. Then he got one of the five handguns stashed in his
bathroom, sneaked back to the bedroom and spotted Cutrufelli in his closet.Cutrufelli allegedly fired his gun, hitting Leone in the jaw area, and Leone fired back. Cutrufelli then wrestled his gun away, put it to Leone's head and pulled the trigger, but no bullets were left in the gun.
When police found Cutrufelli bleeding in his car a short distance from Leone's home, he said he had shot himself and needed medical attention, Twin Cities police said.
Cutrufelli could face life in prison if convicted of the charges. His lawyer, Sanford Troy, said Cutrufelli is a methamphetamine user, that the incident was a drug deal gone sideways, and that Leone shot him in the back when he was trying to flee.
Cutrufelli, a father of two, is a Petaluma resident with Novato roots.

News story from here.

This is yet another example of why laws like magazine limits are worse than merely insane.   The tweaker in question decided to home-invade this gentleman's house, threatened to murder him, tied him up, and then when the old man tried to resist (somewhat successfully, ) shot him and fled.

Now, the robber is SUING the old man.  Now, I DIDN'T have a blood pressure problem, but I think I'm rapidly developing one.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh shit, here we go again...

Wisconsin deputies on scene of shooting near suburban Milwaukee mall; multiple victims

Deputies in Wisconsin are responding to reports of a shooting near a major mall in suburban Milwaukee.
WISN-TV reports a mass shooting has taken place near the Brookfield Square Mall.
A spokeswoman for a local hospital says it has received four patients from the shooting, none critical, and expects three more.
A woman who answered the phone at the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department on Sunday told The Associated Press that deputies are looking for an active shooter.

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Once again, some maladjusted fuckwad decides to go apeshit and start shooting random people.  Guess what's gonna get blamed?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Welcome to the police state

A 12-year-old girl suffered burns to one side of her body when a flash grenade went off next to her as a police SWAT team raided a West End home Tuesday morning.
"She has first- and second-degree burns down the left side of her body and on her arms," said the girl's mother, Jackie Fasching. "She's got severe pain. Every time I think about it, it brings tears to my eyes."
Medical staff at the scene tended to the girl afterward and then her mother drove her to the hospital, where she was treated and released later that day.
A photo of the girl provided by Fasching to The Gazette shows red and black burns on her side.
Police Chief Rich St. John said the 6 a.m. raid at 2128 Custer Ave., was to execute a search warrant as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation by the City-County Special Investigations Unit.
The grenade is commonly called a "flash-bang" and is used to disorient people with a bright flash, a loud bang and a concussive blast. It went off on the floor where the girl was sleeping. She was in her sister's bedroom near the window the grenade came through, Fasching said.
A SWAT member attached it to a boomstick, a metal pole that detonates the grenade, and stuck it through the bedroom window. St. John said the grenade normally stays on the boomstick so it goes off in a controlled manner at a higher level.
However, the officer didn't realize that there was a delay on the grenade when he tried to detonate it. He dropped it to move onto a new device, St. John said. The grenade fell to the floor and went off near the girl.
"It was totally unforeseen, totally unplanned and extremely regrettable," St. John said. "We certainly did not want a juvenile, or anyone else for that matter, to get injured."
On Thursday, Fasching took her daughter back to the hospital to have her wounds treated.
She questioned why police would take such actions with children in the home and why it needed a SWAT team.
"A simple knock on the door and I would've let them in," she said. "They said their intel told them there was a meth lab at our house. If they would've checked, they would've known there's not."
She and her two daughters and her husband were home at the time of the raid. She said her husband, who suffers from congenital heart disease and liver failure, told officers he would open the front door as the raid began and was opening it as they knocked it down.
When the grenade went off in the room, it left a large bowl-shaped dent in the wall and "blew the nails out of the drywall," Fasching said.
St. John said investigators did plenty of homework on the residence before deciding to launch the raid but didn't know children were inside.
"The information that we had did not have any juveniles in the house and did not have any juveniles in the room," he said. "We generally do not introduce these disorienting devices when they're present."
The decision to use a SWAT team was based on a detailed checklist the department uses when serving warrants.
Investigators consider dozens of items such as residents' past criminal convictions, other criminal history, mental illness and previous interactions with law enforcement.
Each item is assigned a point value and if the total exceeds a certain threshold, SWAT is requested. Then a commander approves or rejects the request.
In Tuesday's raid, the points exceeded the threshold and investigators called in SWAT.
"Every bit of information and intelligence that we have comes together and we determine what kind of risk is there," St. John said. "The warrant was based on some hard evidence and everything we knew at the time."
But Fasching said the risk wasn't there and the entry created, for her and her daughters, a sense of fear they can't shake.
"I'm going to have to take them to counseling," she said. "They're never going to get over that."
A claims process has already been started with the city. St. John said it's not an overnight process, but it does determine if the Police Department needs to make restitution.
"If we're wrong or made a mistake, then we're going to take care of it," he said. "But if it determines we're not, then we'll go with that. When we do this, we want to ensure the safety of not only the officers, but the residents inside."
No arrests were made during the raid and no charges have been filed, although a police spokesman said afterward that some evidence was recovered during the search. St. John declined to release specifics of the drug case, citing the active investigation, but did say that "activity was significant enough where our drug unit requested a search warrant."
Fasching said she's considering legal action but, for now, is more concerned about her daughters.
"I would like to see whoever threw those grenades in my daughter's room be reprimanded," she said. "If anybody else did that it would be aggravated assault. I just want to see that the city is held accountable for what they did to my children."

Ok, first and foremost: Who the BLOODY FUCK thought it would be a good idea to let a CLEARLY untrained asshole operate the distraction devices?  He "didn't know" there was a delay on the fucking grenade?  So, his plan was to shuck the fucking thing off the end of the pole into the room, and load another?
Hey, how about this? How about, instead of dropping the fucking UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE inside what is SUPPOSED to be a fucking meth lab, how about throwing it out into the street for  later disposal?

Another thing, this was supposed to be a raid on a METH LAB. SO WHY THE FUCK WERE THEY USING FLASHBANGS?!?!?!?

This department should be made to pay, both for the damage to the house and the injuries to the little girl.

This bullshit is going too far.  Enough already.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

So much for "The Only Ones well trained enough"

In the early hush of Friday morning, the manager and his young employee had finished another long shift, shuttered their Bronx bodega and headed home. But the young assistant had forgotten to grab a bar of soap that he needed. They went back, and when they unlocked the door, the thing so feared by those who work in neighborhoods contaminated by crime followed them in.
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Three robbers, one of them concealed in a ski mask and wielding a gun, forced their way into the store. Ordering the two men to lie motionless on the floor, they began scooping the bodega’s cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets into a backpack.
Before the criminals could finish, an arriving customer saw what was happening through the window and called the police.
In one of those chilling split-second dramas that become tragedy, the manager got out unharmed but his assistant was killed by a police bullet. The authorities said it was the result of an accidental discharge when the young man collided with a police officer in his frightened haste to escape the criminals.
Father was killed by muggers The dead man was identified as Reynaldo Cuevas, 20, a nephew of the store’s owner. He had worked in the bodega for six months and was helping to support a 3-year-old daughter in the Dominican Republic. Two years ago, his own father was shot to death in the Dominican Republic trying to ward off muggers wanting to steal his jewelry.
Mr. Cuevas’s killing was the third high-profile fatal police shooting in four weeks, although the circumstances on Friday were quite different from the previous two deaths, of a knife-carrying man near Times Square and of a man who killed a former co-worker outside the Empire State Building.
Empire State shooting: Bystanders hit by police rounds
The episode Friday began shortly before 2 a.m. at the Aneurys Deli on Franklin Avenue at East 169th Street in Morrisania. Felix Mora, 43, the store’s manager for nine years, and Mr. Cuevas had barely opened the door to fetch the soap when the three men descended on them, one of them holding a gun.
“He pointed the gun at us and was saying, ‘Get on the ground!’ ” Mr. Mora said. “We got on the ground.”
The gunman hit Mr. Mora in the head with the butt of the gun. Mistaking the relationship between the workers, he shouted at Mr. Mora, “If you move, we’re going to kill your son.”
The gunman began rooting through Mr. Mora’s pockets, while the two other men went behind the counter to fill the backpack with lottery tickets and the money Mr. Mora kept in a cigar box.
Officers arrive Within minutes of the customer’s 911 call, the authorities said, two officers from the local precinct house and two housing officers converged on the scene.
One of the housing officers peeked through the bodega’s window to assess the situation.
The gunman saw him, Mr. Mora said, and leapt behind the counter with his accomplices and shouted, “Policía, policía, policía!”
Two of the robbers retreated to the rear of the store.
Mr. Mora said that sensing an opportunity, he ran out the front door with his hands up and confirmed that a robbery was in progress. A moment later, he said, Mr. Cuevas sprinted past him on the sidewalk.
“He came out scared,” Mr. Mora said. “Running.”
A gunshot sounded. Mr. Mora looked and saw Mr. Cuevas crumpled on the ground, his right hand pressed against a bleeding wound. A policeman dragged Mr. Cuevas away by the arm. Mr. Mora met Mr. Cuevas’s eyes.
“He said, ‘Ah!’ He put his hand to his chest, and he just looked at me,” Mr. Mora said.
Raymond W. Kelly, the police commissioner, said an officer with his gun drawn was waiting outside the door when the two workers came out. He said Mr. Cuevas “ran full speed into the officer; the two became entangled, at which point we believe the officer accidentally discharged his weapon.”
The bullet struck Mr. Cuevas in the back of his left shoulder. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where he was pronounced dead. The single bullet had traced a harsh trajectory: it managed to damage the left lung, heart and major blood vessels, the medical examiner’s office said.
Suspects arrested The arrests of the three suspects took an additional four hours.
The authorities said that Christopher Dorsey, 17, trailed the two employees out of the store and surrendered. The other men — Orlando Ramos, 32, who the police said was the gunman, and Ernesto Delgado, 28 — remained holed up inside.
About 5:30 in the morning, Mr. Delgado emerged and claimed he had been held hostage, but the police did not believe him and arrested him.
According to the authorities, officers from the emergency services unit then went into the store and found Mr. Ramos tied to a pole with yellow rope, also pretending to be a hostage.
The gun, a Harrington & Richardson .32-caliber revolver, was found concealed in a plastic bag behind a bag of birdseed on one of the bodega’s shelves. The police said it was not loaded. They also said they found a ski mask and a gray backpack that contained $718 in cash, several packs of Newport cigarettes, scratch-off lottery tickets and some of Mr. Mora’s documents.
Mr. Kelly would not identify the officer who shot Mr. Cuevas but said that he had been on the force for seven years and had never before fired his gun. The officer was placed on administrative duty, Mr. Kelly said, pending an internal investigation.
“The tragedy here, of course, is that Mr. Cuevas was shot,” Mr. Kelly said, “but I see nothing wrong with the procedure.”
At a news briefing at Police Headquarters, Mr. Kelly played videos from the bodega’s security cameras. They showed the workers being held inside at gunpoint, their flight from the store and the collision between Mr. Cuevas and the officer.
Later in the afternoon, Mr. Kelly met with Ana Cuevas, Mr. Cuevas’s mother, to express his condolences.
The police charged the three suspects with robbery and with second-degree murder, because the crime led to a death. All three have criminal records, and the police said that Mr. Ramos had a prior robbery arrest.
In a related event, a police officer responding alone to the robbery crashed into a car stopped at a red light not far from the store. The authorities said he sustained a broken left femur and a possible fractured nose and underwent surgery; the civilians in the other car had minor injuries.
Once Mr. Ramos, the accused gunman, was unmasked, Mr. Mora said he recognized him as someone who worked for a while at a neighboring bodega. At 2 o’clock Thursday morning, he said, Mr. Ramos came by as Mr. Mora was leaving his deli.
Mr. Mora said Mr. Ramos told him, “I’ll get you tomorrow.”
Reporting was contributed by Daniel Krieger, Colin Moynihan, Wendy Ruderman and Nate Schweber.
This article, headlined "Just After Closing Time, a Fatal Split Second," first appeared in The New York Times.
Copyright © 2012 The New York Times

This is *EXACTLY* why gun bans don't make any sense.  These men would have likely been better off defending themselves with their own weapons rather than waiting on the cops to "rescue" them.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What the hell, Britain?

British "judge" declares burglars have great courage and sets one free

Seriously? What the fuck is wrong with this guy? First off, Britain is essentially disarmed, secondly "great courage" applies to doing GOOD things, not ripping people off because you're fiending for drugs.

I am at a loss for words.  What a completely moronic, fuckwitted, no-brained, gormless, anti-testicular asshole.  Seriously, this guy needs to die in a fire.

Courage my ass.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

RIP Neil Armstrong (8/5/30 - 8/25/2012

The first man on the moon has indeed made his final journey into the night.

RIP, good sir.

Capitol Dome Needs Major Repairs

There's something so fitting about this:

WASHINGTON — To the myriad indignities suffered by Congress, including stagnant legislation, partisan warfare and popularity on a par with petty criminals, add this: the Capitol’s roof is leaking, and there is no money to fix it.
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Damage to the exterior of the Capitol dome.
The Capitol dome, the nation’s grandest symbol of federal authority, has been dinged by years of inclement weather, and its exterior is in need of repair.
The dome has 1,300 known cracks and breaks. Water that has seeped in over the years has caused rusting on the ornamentation and staining on the interior of the Rotunda, just feet below the fresco “The Apotheosis of Washington,” which is painted on the Rotunda’s canopy.
Like most of what the federal government is on the hook to fix — highways, bridges and airports — the dome is imperiled both by tough economic times and by a politically polarized Congress. While Senate appropriators have voted to repair the dome, which has not undergone major renovations for 50 years, their House counterparts say there is not money right now. In that way, the dome is a metaphor for the nation’s decaying infrastructure.
“The dome needs comprehensive rehabilitation,” said Stephen T. Ayers, the architect of the Capitol, whose office oversees the building’s physical state. “It’s a public safety issue.”
The skirt of the dome — the section around the base of the original sandstone foundation — was fixed up recently at a cost of about $20 million, but an additional $61 million is needed to repair and restore the rest of the structure’s exterior.
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted just before Congress left for its August recess to provide the money.
“I support funding the Capitol dome,” said Senator John Hoeven, Republican of North Dakota, who voted against an appropriations bill because it did not include money for the dome. (The money was included moments later in an amendment, which passed with Mr. Hoeven’s vote.)
The appropriators in the Republican-controlled House are starting with a smaller overall budget for the 2013 fiscal year than the Democratic-controlled Senate, and they want to finance much of the government’s operations at lower levels.
Senate leaders have decided that it would be too difficult to reconcile the two appropriations bills, as is normally done, until after the election.
That means Congress will have to pass a short-term spending bill — the sort that set off the fight that almost shut down the government last year — and it most likely will not include more money for repairs.
“This is not a ‘bridge to nowhere’ we’re talking about here,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the leader of the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees the architect’s office. “This is basic upkeep to the United States Capitol building. There is a time and place to debate spending levels and the proper role of the federal government, but when your house has a leaky roof, you pay to fix the roof.”
The history of the dome has been marked by cost overruns and construction problems.
The Capitol’s first dome, made of copper-covered wood, was completed in 1824 but by the 1850s was deemed too small. It was also seen as a fire hazard in a place where oil lamps, British attacks and other events had caused blazes. A cast-iron replacement was envisioned, and lawmakers, thrilled with the idea, appropriated $100,000 to begin construction, with the acquiescence of President Franklin Pierce.
Construction on the cast-iron dome began in 1856 and progressed through various architects, disputes over the design and the Civil War, when the project was continued in part by workers who were afraid that the military would take the metals and repurpose them for war use, said Donald A. Ritchie, the Senate historian.
The Statue of Freedom, which sits triumphantly atop the nine million pounds of ironwork that makes up the dome, was completed in December 1863, topping the project. The interior was finished in 1866, its famous fresco revealed. Total cost: $1,047,291, or more than $15 million in today’s dollars.
The dome was completely restored in 1960 during the construction of the Capitol’s East Front extension. Weather remains its biggest enemy: precipitation pelts the exterior, and the statue endures the occasional strike of lightning. At least 100 pieces of the dome have fallen off or been removed, including a 40-pound cast-iron decorative acorn.
Viewed from a (sort of scary) balcony between the fresco above and a frieze depicting American history that lines the Rotunda’s interior, tourists with iPhones and fanny packs can be seen lingering in awe hundreds of feet below, unaware of the water damage and chipping paint above.
“When you have those conditions on the outside,” said Mr. Ayers, the Capitol’s architect, “it really accelerates deterioration on the inside,” including possible damage to the fresco, which is painted on plaster.
In other words, just as it is best to fix a bathroom leak before it causes damage to the rest of the house, the dome repairs could prove much more expensive over time.
The project will involve taking apart many pieces of the dome, one at a time, and then putting them back together once repaired, much like a puzzle, Mr. Ayers said.
In many ways, the process reflects the history of the Capitol and the nation, said Mr. Ritchie, the historian. “The Capitol building is an interesting conglomeration,” he said. “It is a whole series of buildings put together at different times, and in that way it is a nice reflection of American democracy, which was put together piecemeal from a lot of different materials. It reflects one motto of our nation, ‘E pluribus unum,’ Latin for ‘Out of many, one.’ ”
It is a project, however, that may be delayed until the country’s fiscal condition improves.
“The Capitol is a wonderful story of the history of our nation,” Mr. Ritchie said. “And as a result it is preserved very carefully to maintain the story, not to mention to keep it from leaking into the Rotunda.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Some people really deserve a kick in the ass.

Toddler fight club

Seriously? Someone thought this was a good idea?  Some people are too stupid to breathe, seriously.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


This old woman would have been utterly helpless against these bastards.  Tables = TURNED.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Musings on the attack in Aurora, CO.

I've noticed a massive increase in the amount of bullshit blissninnys shrieking for the immediate total ban on "assault weapons," after 12 people were murdered and 58 wounded at Aurora, CO.  Folks, the plain and simple truth is this: You are NOT going to stop mass murder by outlawing guns.  Period.  Full stop.

Timothy McVeigh didn't use a gun, he used an ANFO bomb in a moving truck.  He killed far more than this cowardly fuck did.  The 9/11 terrorists used boxcutters to 'jack 4 airliners and killed a couple thousand innocent people.

Despite all that, even if you outlawed weapons completely, since when the hell have bad guys ever went "OH SHIT, this gun is ILLEGAL for me to own/possess!!! FUCK, so much for that murder spree I was about to do. "

Guns are effective weapons.  The greater majority of firearms are possessed by law-abiding people.  Taking away all guns will remove them from the hands of the law abiding.  This will NOT stop these incidents.  Only people willing to fight back in any way they can will do so.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Been a long time...too long.

NE Hoo, I'm rather disgusted at the sheer amount of bullshit that's encompassed this congresswoman who dared to crack wise about her vagina.  Seriously? This is news?  Of course, all the GOP fanboys & girls are going apeshit, because clearly we've got the job/national debt/war/rights problems all fixed up and have plenty of time to devote to things like gay marriage, abortion, and smartass congresswomen.

Wake the fuck up, people.  This is all circus bullshit.  You think those guys who threw her out of that chamber haven't heard worse than just vagina?

Get a fucking grip.

Other things on my brain: George Zimmerman.  Seriously, dude? Your credibility is *EVERYFUCKINGTHING* in this matter.  Lying to a judge and secretly scheming with your wife? Really?
I can't believe how many people have rallied behind this guy just because he's got a CHL.  Dude fucked up, deal with it.

Finally, I can't but help feel contempt for Raul Rodriguez.  Yet another asshole those Brady morons will point to whenever they try to pass more restrictive gun laws.  Yelling "I'M IN FEaR FOR MY LIFE! " doesn't mean a fucking thing if you initiate a confrontation and then when given the opportunity to leave, continue the engagement (after drawing his weapon!!!)

If you're scared enough to draw your gun and threaten people, why would you continue to demand that the people who are confronting you comply with your demands that they turn down their music? They've already shown the inclination to harm you, you've already broken the law by brandishing, fucking de-escalate and leave.  Let the cops do their fucking jobs.

It's too late for him, of course, but I hope other fellow gun owners will learn from this.  That gun on your side is to protect yourself and your loved ones, not force someone else to comply with your petty demands.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bank of "amerika" can fuck off.

Seriously?  Can we be more politically transparent?  What now, shitbags, are you going to refuse debit card requests from gun shops to accounts in your bank?

Only 2 members of my family use that bank.  I shall endeavor to change that, posthaste.


Just for fun.....

Weerd over @ weerdworld brought up the topic of old video game systems. I commented about how some systems seemed to have some seriously awesome specs, but didn't really do so well.  I am about to examine a little bit of the reasons why in this post.

One of the first systems to be looked at was the Sega Genesis.  This system had  a more powerful CPU than the SNES and boasted a marketing campaign designed to make those that didn't possess one feel like an inferior nerd.  It's too bad with the exception of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, the Genesis didn't really have many compelling games.  How many remember Shining Force 1 & 2 or the Phantasy Star series?
It did get the "unedited" version of Mortal Kombat (which required a blood code to activate the bloody animations, due to the fuckery going on in Congress at that time over violent video games,) but this wasn't good enough to topple the SNES, which had a HUGE library of games and peripherals.

On the flip side was the fail that was known as the Nintendo 64.  Sure, it had a handful of really good games (The Mario games, Zeldas, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Donkey Kong,) but the crippling deficiencies like the lack of ram and the use of ROM carts rather than cheaper to produce CDs and shitty controllers signed this things death warrant fairly quickly, compared to it's main competitor, the Playstation 1.

Sega tried hard with the "next-gen" system, the Saturn, but couldn't attract enough developers to make it work

Atari tried their own 64 bit system shortly before the N64 hit the scene, it had 5 discrete different processors / subprocessors, a CD-ROM attachment (a nightmare in and of itself,) and a virtually unusable controller setup.  It swiftly faded to obscurity in the face of the fact that no matter how powerful the system, if there's no games or it's unusable due to bad controllers or the CD attachment eats CDs.

There were a few other systems like the 3DO, the Neo-Geo home systems, and that one Linux based thing that wanted to compete with the X-Box.  They all failed for one primary reason:  If it ain't entertaining, nobody wants it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Holy holes, Batman!

Check out this axle-snapping pothole that just formed out front, thanks to that recent storm.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Status Update

I haven't really been posting much lately, simply because the situation with my dad has just kept me fried to a fucking crisp.  He's finally in another dialysis place, and won't be returning to that shithole here in Tulare.  Davita of Tulare can suck my left nut, but they'd better wash their mouths out first - they're not the cleanest folks around.

Friday, February 10, 2012

One unhappy kid.....

What do you think? Was he right or wrong?

I can sympathize with his point of view.  After all, his kid sounds like a fucking ingrate.  On the other hand, wouldn't it have been better to donate the computer?

Plus, making his kids pay for the ammo? Seriously?

But whatever, I think this guy's going to find that maybe posting this wasn't the best idea ever.....

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gee, Fucking Thanks - Part 2

Not only did they block off the car port the other day, now they block off the whole fucking alley. 

No access at all.  Again, no notification.  Cocksuckers!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Violence and stupidity

Got a couple of news stories here that caught my attention:

2 men shot in Visalia mall

Gunfire broke out early Friday evening at the Visalia Mall, sending panicked shoppers running for safety, two men to the hospital with bullet wounds and police on the hunt for the gunman."I was just scared. I wanted to get out of the place," said Joshua Melgar, 29, of Visalia who has having dinner with family members, some of them children, when he heard shots in the north end of the mall fired shortly after 6:50 p.m.

So, what we have here is a fine example of just how well our gun control laws are working.  The innocents here are helpless and can only hope to be overlooked by the shooters.  This was a gang related incident, by the way.

Cop shot and killed while resisting arrest

A Santa Maria police officer suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday by a fellow officer as he was about to be arrested, authorities said.
The officer, who has not been identified, was near the end of his shift at a DUI checkpoint when supervisors arrived after 1 a.m. to detain him, Police Chief Danny R. Macagni told reporters at an afternoon news conference. There was a struggle, the suspect officer drew his weapon and fired his gun; a fellow officer then shot the suspect in the chest, Macagni said.
“He chose to resist,” Macagni said. “He drew his weapon. A fight ensued. He fired his weapon. And one of my officers that was there also discharged his weapon and the officer was fatally wounded.”
The suspect officer, who was married and a four-year veteran of the department, was pronounced dead at Marian Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery. No one else was injured.

So, these guys are the only ones professional enough to be allowed to carry guns?  Seriously?
A man who we trust to protect and serve the community is screwing a teenager and then when he's getting arrested, chooses to go down shooting.  Wonderful.

Good shot by the cop that put that bastard down, though.  Nobody else got hurt or dead, so it turned out ok.
That right there is a fine example of forethought by the electric or phone company.  That pole is blocking both my fucking driveway and my back gate.

They'd better get the old pole replaced and get my driveway unblocked tomorrow or there'll be fucking hell to pay.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Long time no see.

I haven't seen one of these outside the movies in a long time. (Click to embiggen)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Self Defense WIN!

I know most of you have probably heard by now of a certain woman in Oklahoma who was forced to kill a home invader in self defense.  Said woman was defending her 3 month old baby, with the cops on the phone, and her back to the wall.  I'm posting about this now to address the morons who seem to believe that she did the wrong thing.  Some folks believe she did NOT do the right thing by standing her ground and shooting the knife-wielding maniac dead.  They believe she should have RUN AWAY from her OWN FUCKING HOUSE.

Where to even BEGIN on this utter, complete, fuckwitted bullshit?!? Jesus fucking christ, it's not like one's own home is public property.  She's got the rights there, not the knife-wielding stalking motherfucker! Why in the bloody fuck should she retreat from her own goddamned home?  Not to mention the complete lack of data she had on the conditions outside.  What was she supposed to do, carry her baby out into the night at a run and hope they didn't have someone watching the back?  What if they would have? She would have likely died raped and mutilated by those bastards.  Instead, she stood her ground, ended one of the useless wastes of oxygen, and scared the other one off, and saved her and her child's lives in the process.

Some people ask about the rights of the attacker to live.  What right does someone have to live when they enter a home without permission and with the intent to do harm to those inside the home? Even if they don't enter with a specific desire to do harm and just an intent to steal property, then so what?  It's not like every burglar is going to say "Oh shit, someone's home, I'd better run away and leave these fine folks unharmed!"
Not only that, but humanity has yet to show proof of telepathy.  Therefore, we can't read minds, so we have no idea what a intruders intentions are.  Some folks say "let them take what they want / do what they want and it'll be ok."  Clearly, these folks haven't been through the trauma of being home invaded and having their lives threatened.  If they had, I'm sure their attitudes would be quite different.

I sincerely hope this poor lady will recieve the help she needs.  Fuck the knife wielder and his partner.