Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guns, guns, guns and more guns


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Urgent Calls Needed to End Federal Funding for Common Core


No, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. Brave members of Congress are actually pushing to eliminate all federal funding for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. And we need your urgent phone calls to help make this happen.

As appropriations season heats up and members of Congress work on funding the federal government, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Iowa Representative Steve King are asking their colleagues to sign onto a letter to members of both Appropriations Committees, asking the committees to stop any federal funds from being used to incentivize the states to adopt—or keep—the Common Core. As parents across the nation have fought to withdraw their state from the Common Core, one of the most common responses is that rejecting the Common Core would cause the state to lose federal funds. If Senator Grassley and Representative King are successful in ending federal support for the Common Core, many more states will likely withdraw from the Common Core.

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Kansas and Arizona Win Case to Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Via Billy

Kansas and Arizona scored a big victory on ballot box integrity laws, one that the losing side is already appealing.

In 2013, Breitbart News reported about the outcome of Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the court held seven to two that states' laws requiring proof of citizenship are generally preempted by federal law.

But in his opinion for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia noted that federal law allowed states to request that the Election Assistance Commission (EAC)—a federal agency created in 2002—include citizenship documentation items in any state’s customized version of the “Federal Form” designed by the EAC.

The two other conservative justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, dissented. Alito argued that the federal law allowed states to add the citizen-proof requirement, and Thomas added that if the federal law did not, it would unconstitutionally infringe upon state sovereignty.

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What Florida’s Emergency Carry Permit Suspension Bill Reveals About Gun Control Advocates’ Mindset

Via WiscoDave

Hurricane Andrew (courtesy wikipedia.org)

Tampa’s tbo.com offers a post-mortem analysis of the Florida legislature’s initial failure to “allow people without concealed weapon permits to carry guns during forced evacuations prompted by emergencies, such as hurricanes.” The piece provides insight into the NRA’s behind-the-scenes lobbying (a.k.a., arm-twisting) and Governor Rick Scott’s suspected role in torpedoing the bill.

Second Amendment absolutists will shake their heads and assert that no one should have to have a permit to carry a gun at any time ever. Which raises an important question: why would you want to limit Americans’ carry rights during an emergency? Here’s the “argument” that [allegedly] held the bill up . . .
Terrence Gorman, general counsel for the Department of Military Affairs, testified March 19 that it was a bad idea to allow untrained people to have weapons during such stressful times.
“Untrained.” There it is again. Still. The idea that average American gun owners aren’t competent enough to carry a gun. They need to be trained to be safe – especially under “stress.” But they aren’t trained. Not really. Not like the pros. And God knows what these armed amateurs might do if the rule of law broke down during an emergency (e.g., a forced evacuation during a hurricane). Why they might, I dunno, defend themselves!

Obamacare exchange sends couple voter registration form pre-marked as Democrat

 premarked voter registration form

Last October, LU staff reported that Obamacare exchanges offered visitors an option to register to vote. Brian Cook, a spokesman for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was quoted as saying the exchanges were required to include that option under the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

But does that law also empower the exchanges to automatically register enrollees and, if so, as Democrats? That’s what happened to a La Mesa, Calif., couple. ABC News 10 reports that the couple, who asked not to be identified, received an envelope from Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange. Inside was a registration card pre-marked with an “x” in the box next to Democratic Party.

The husband told reporters:

Conservative Critics of Government Are 'Freaks' Who 'Will Need Kevlar'

Via avordvet

Conservative critics of government are “freaks,” are “in for a pretty rough ride,” and “will need their Kevlar,” i.e., bullet-proof vests.

These statements didn’t come from the Obama administration or some radical leftwing organization.  They are Facebook posts of a Republican elected official in Virginia’s Fauquier County. 

Fauquier drew national attention in 2012 for charging farmer Martha Boneta with violating the law by having a birthday party for eight little girls without a permit and zoning site plan.

Disabled ex-Air Force sergeant says federal security officers tased him at downtown Portland office

Via LH

Par for the course these days, as Rome descends into madness.

A former U.S. Air Force sergeant is suing the federal government and four federal officers for allegedly tasing him several times and striking him in the head and back as he tried to go through security at a downtown Portland office for an appointment.

William Bayes, 47, was wearing a brace on each knee and using a cane at the time of the alleged December 2012 assault by four Federal Protective Service officers, the federal lawsuit states. Bayes, who suffers from service-related post-traumatic stress disorder, had an appointment that day with the Disabled American Veterans office in the building at Southwest First Avenue and Southwest Main Street, according to the complaint.

The problems started when Bayes arrived at the Disabled Veterans’ second-floor office, which is housed within the regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The following account comes from the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland.

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AK vs Block Wall at 230 yards

Via Bearing Arms

Sometimes You Survive Even After Doing Everything Wrong


If your neighbor runs to your house claiming that three men have broken into her home, and there are no other people left in that home, it’s generally a much smarter idea to stay in your home with your neighbor as law enforcement responds. 

Walking outside against an unknown number of criminals, without knowing if they are armed, or precisely where they are, is a just about the worse decision you can make… other than going outside wearing a red Star Trek shirt and carrying an empty gun.

Oh, he was carrying a heater without one in the pipe? Jeez, son.

68,000 illegal aliens with criminal records released last year

 68,000 illegal aliens with criminal records released last year
ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens in 2013, or 35 percent of the criminal aliens encountered by officers. The vast majority of these releases occurred because of the Obama administration’s prosecutorial discretion policies,” Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in a memo summarizing the DHS document.
ICE classifies illegal immigrants as criminal if they have been convicted of a crime, not including traffic offense, Vaughn noted.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, blasted the administration’s record.
“The preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that immigration enforcement in America has collapsed. Even those with criminal convictions are being released. DHS is a department in crisis,” he said in a statement Sunday.
 “Secretary Johnson must reject the president’s demands to weaken enforcement further and tell him that his duty, and his officers’ duty, is to enforce the law — not break it,” he added in reference to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
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The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers," FoxNews.com has learned.

The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his "intention to commit jihad." Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan. (I guess they must have learned more afterwards.....?)

Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt.

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President Expands Federal Monuments with his pen


On March 11, 2014, President Barack Obama, designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands a national monument, setting aside 1,665 acres of a pristine Northern California coastline for future generations, thereby keeping a promise made in his 2014 Cabinet meeting and Inaugural Address.

“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward….” Some have dubbed this his nullification of Congress speech.

But where in the Constitution is authority for him to take land from a state and claim it for a national monument or park? A look at Article II, wherein his powers are listed, identifies no such power. He has but eleven powers: 1) “Commander in chief of the army and navy of the United States” including the militia when called into actual service of the United States; 2) supervise departments (cabinet), each presumably established by the Congress (George Washington had but four); 3) grant reprieves and pardons; 4) make treaties with the help of the Senate; 5) with Senate help appoint positions established by law such as ambassadors, ministers and judges; 6) fill vacancies “during recess of the Senate;” 7) make recommendations to Congress on the state of the union; 8) convene both houses on special occasions and handle disputes with respect to convening; 9) receive ambassadors and other public ministers; 10) make certain that “laws be faithfully executed;” and, 11) “commission all the officers of the United States.”

Simply stated the president has two supervisory powers over existing organizations and two shared powers with the Senate, otherwise he pardons, recommends, appoints and entertains. That is it!

Notice the absence of the words executive order, or anything like unto it. He has no law-making or land acquisition powers.

When Hell Was In Session

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Medal of Honor Roll Cal: Ola L. Mize


There are less than 80 living Medal of Honor recipients, and we lost one of the most remarkable March 5, when retired Col. Ola L. Mize, who earned his MOH in the Korean War as an NCO, before becoming a officer. Mize led Green Berets in combat and counter-insurgency operations in the Vietnam War.

Rank: Corporal Organization: U.S. Army Company: Company K Division: 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Born: August 28, 1931, Albertville, AL Departed: Yes (03/12/2014) Entered Service At: Gadsden, Ala. G.O. Number: 70 Date of Issue: 12/06/1966 Accredited To: Place / Date: Near Surang-ni, Korea, 10 to 11 June 1953

M/Sgt. Mize, a member of Company K, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. Company K was committed to the defense of “Outpost Harry”, a strategically valuable position, when the enemy launched a heavy attack.

Lecture: Jackson’s rise to prominence

As part of the Pentagon’s regular program of historical lectures, Robert Krick, retired chief historian for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, gave a June 15, 2012 presentation focusing on Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s initial operations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in 1862 and explain how his success there catapulted him to national and international prominence.

Krick said Jackson’s highly drilled infantrymen covered ground so fast in moving from one battle to the next that they soon were dubbed “foot cavalry.”

Lincoln’s Leftist Associates – Part 3

Via Billy

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination for president, with lots of help from Horace Greeley, and also lots of help from socialist Carl Schurz, who worked at rallying the German-American Forty-eighters and ordinary German voters as well.  Your ordinary German voter had no idea what was being pulled on him via Schurz and the rest of the Forty-eighter immigrants in this country. They were all being recruited to combat the “slaveholding capitalists” in the South while ignoring Northern railroad and banking capitalists.  As I stated earlier, it was really the Southern capitalists they were after. The Northern variety got an automatic pass–and most folks never noticed, just like they’ve been conditioned via the media today to not notice the almost total lack of any substantive information about the individual sitting in the White (Red) House.

We Must Fight!

Via Bernhard


“If we wish to be free – if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so for long contending – if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall by obtained – we must fight!  I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us.”  
--Patrick Henry

III Percent Patriots: NC PATCON. Who's going?


Are you planning to attend?

Holly and I will be there.  We'll be teaching Fight to Your Weapon on Friday.  If you have already taken the course, you attend free.  If this will be your first time, the fee is only $208, and 1/2 is donated to Brock for the event.  Send him your fee with your attendance check.

After our class, Grenadier1 will host a primer on working AirSoft into your training.  I strongly recommend that you sign up for this course.  Ammo is expensive and this will allow many people to spend more time in the field, actually training.  Details are at Brock's, linked below.

Personal note: I have been sparse with details about H and my schedule and travel plans: After Brock's PatCon we will soon be heading to Idaho to join the III Patriots who have already moved to the Citadel Redoubt, and those who will be joining us over the summer.  Our studio will be open before our Idaho PatCon.

Back to Brock's.

ACLU Comes To Aid Of New Jersey Teen Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag


File (credit: Erik Perel/AFP/Getty Images)

The American Civil Liberties Union has stepped in to defend a New Jersey teenager who was suspended from school for refusing to remove a confederate flag that flew atop his car.

Edward Barocas, legal director for the ACLU in New Jersey cites specific case-law from the third circuit court of appeals, in which New Jersey students were allowed to wear T-shirts with confederate flags, provided a disruption was not created, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported.

More @ CBS

How to pull out car from a frozen lake. Russian style

I guess I'm dense, but I don't understand how the frame was attached to the car.