31 March 2013

Marriage: The judo solution

OK, folks, let's talk about the whole marriage debacle.  Not simply gay marriage, but marriage in general, what it means, what its purpose is and how it relates to secular law.

29 March 2013

The legal repercussions of self-defense

New blog on the RTD blogroll, thanks to the illustrious Jennifer.  Worth reading if you're a civilized human being who's prepared to defend you and yours.  Oftentimes, despite all logic and reason, the courts can end up boning you worse than your assailant.

More Death Star Truthers

I tell ya, something's going on here!


Sultan Knish on Gay Marriage

Yet more on the subject, which I think fits in with my possible solution to the issue.

Every aspect of marriage is deconstructed and then eliminated until it no longer means anything. And once marriage is no longer a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, but a ceremony with no deeper meaning than most modern ceremonies, then the deconstruction and destruction will be complete.

The deconstruction of marriage eroded it as an enduring institution and then as an exclusive institution and finally as a meaningful institution. The trendy folk who claim to be holding off on getting married until gay marriage is enacted are not eager for marriage equality, they are using it as an excuse for an ongoing rejection of marriage.

Gay marriage was never the issue. It was always marriage.

More to come this weekend...

28 March 2013

Correia on Gay Marriage

I'm going to riff off this post when I'm not completely exhausted.  I have a possible judo solution to the whole question.

In the meantime, read some wise words.

Tell a Catholic or a Baptist that they are wrong and their God is wrong and the country they live in has redefined their religious beliefs of what something means and they’ll fight against it. You ask for all the rights and privledges and tax benefits and all that jazz that make up the legal side of the marriage partnership today, and most Christians in opposition will just shrug.

Sure, no matter what somebody will be all super offended and will protest and speak out and hold rallies and parades, but good for them, this is America where you have the right to free speech. Here’s the thing, lots of people do stuff that other people think are sins every minute, and somebody somewhere is offended by that. This shouldn’t really matter to either side, as both sides should be allowed to argue freely.

Newsflash left wing readers, regardless of what you read on HuffPo, the right wing despises the Westboro Baptist douchebags too.

Yep...I might just have a possible solution.  More later.

26 March 2013


Tha AnarchAngel annihilates the delusions of authoritarians in one succinct post.

Recently, gun control has been a big issue again. Just in the last week or so, rape and "rape culture" (a concept I have some major issues with, but that's for another time)... and about individual sexual agency.

These discussions are for the most part centered around the idea that rules can make you safe. Consent, negotiation, protocol, rules, laws... Somehow, these things are going to keep you "safe".

They can't.

Go read now.

25 March 2013

Scary wrapped in scary

Anthony Antonello brings us this video of a case of horrific police brutality.  The really frightening part starts at 40:35...

Yeah.  This goes beyond corrupt cops in one township.  Way beyond.

Quote of the Month

"We aren't going to eliminate the existence of evil, but maybe we can at least scare it enough that it backs into a corner and shits itself whenever it thinks of something bad to do. "

From Lazy Bike Commuter in the comments to this awesome post which you should all go read now.

The Onion gets serious?

Yep, it's exactly like that.

According to authorities, the hundreds of individuals, all of whom have a prior history of sociopathic and harmful behavior, were seen entering the U.S. Capitol Building at approximately 10 a.m. this morning, at which point officers promptly arrived on the scene and secured the area.

Citizens in the D.C. area, and across America, are being urged to stay vigilant as officials attempt to ascertain the precise nature of the threat these individuals pose.

“While we cannot say at this time what they want, these men and women are ruthless, highly dangerous, and are not to be trusted under any circumstances,” said D.C. police officer Ted Wallerman, who said law enforcement officials would continue to monitor the known sociopaths throughout the day. “Unlike normal human beings such as you or I, these individuals are essentially incapable of experiencing remorse for their actions, so there’s no telling what insane ends they’ll go to in order to satisfy their lust for power.”

Damn, the Onion's becoming a real news organization.  Who knew?

24 March 2013

We're Number One!

Hey, all you so-called 'free' states? 

Neener neener!

Race != Culture

The inimitable Baldilocks has posted an unassailable argument that your upbringing, not your color, is what drives you toward success or failure.

This is true.  Now, granted, bad apples come from good families and good folks can overcome a rotten upbringing, but in general, you can't argue with this lady's analysis.

When individuals are the parents, the child will most likely do well. When government is the parent, the child will most likely do poorly and become dependent on government as well--either taking on government as one parent (illegitimate children) or both parents (going to prison). This isn't rocket science or neurosurgery. From time immemorial, children, with some exceptions, follow in the footsteps of their parents.

This is becoming a problem in America as a whole, but it is primarily a problem among black Americans, a huge one. Since the beginning of the Great Society, black illegitimacy has skyrocketed and hovered in the seventy percent area for some time. Though many black women who have been having children illegitimately are self-sufficient, all too many rely on government to feed, clothe and house themselves and their progeny and the result is demonstrated in not only the second video, but many of the other videos that the security guard, Darien Long, has posted on You Tube. And I see the result nearly every time I step outside my South Central LA home...

The progeny of human mothers and government fathers are doing what chattel slavery did not...ruining a people.


Also, watch Gay Conservative for an ongoing look at the history and circumstances surrounding the rise of the Nazis.  Not that anything similar could possibly happen here or anything.

I don't FaceBook...

...but the Awesome Larry Correia does.  Now, granted, I haven't done all the stuff he's done, but I've had a mess of crap jobs in my life.  Yet, in 25 years, I've gone from homeless to homeowner, and I could have done it far sooner if I hadn't taken so much time to pull my head out of my ass and grow up.

In my life I've milked cows, moved hay, done construction, worked in a cheese factory, answered phones in a call center, given auto insurance quotes, sold books, wrestled drunks, been an accountant, been an auditor, taught pistol and rifle shooting, opened my own business, lost my own business, got into contracting, been a finance manager, and then a senior finance manager, and now I'm a bestselling novelist... So over my life I've gone from very poor, to poor, to middle class, back to poor, to middle class, then to upper middle class, and now I'm rich. I don't feel rich, but democrats feel that it is okay to take half of my income, so I must be rich. For all I know, I might be poor again tomorrow, but I at least I know how to cook beans and roll tortillas .

So forgive me if I don't buy into your theory that we're all trapped in some sort of friggin' caste system here. I once held a job where I had to routinely shove my entire arm up a cow's ass in order to grab its cervix and jab a straw of bull semen into it. I'm FRESH OUT OF PITY.

If you are stuck in a minimum wage job for ten years, the problem is you. If you are trying to support a family for any extended period of time on a minimum wage job, the problem is you. If you don't think the problem is you, the problem is you. If you dont' have the skills to get promoted or hired somewhere else, the problem is you. If there aren't any jobs in you area, friggin' move, but I'm betting the problem is still you.

Yep...my pity tank's run dry, too.  Well said, Larry.

21 March 2013

Signing on with the BMC

The what?

The Bite Me Coalition, of course.

The key to defeating this residual cultural affinity is twofold. First, conservatives need to avoid feeding old stereotypes with boneheaded maneuvers like making idiotic pronouncements about rape and writing jerktastic articles about how being a gay conservative is the result of a Marxist conspiracy. Remember, these young people grew up being taught to be tolerant. They’ll be tolerant of anyone – including hardcore Christians – who are themselves tolerant. We don’t have to accept anything we consider immoral – we just have to not be jerks about it.

Second, conservatives need to emphasize the pro-freedom agenda that both demographics share. Millenials have no desire to be dictated to about their snack options or hellfired by some drone either. Nor do they want to get arrested for jailbreaking their iPhone or sued for a $100,000 for downloading the latest terrible Mumford & Sons song. And for the few who have found jobs in the Obama economy, the tax bite on their pay stubs is just as unwelcome.

Call it the Coalition of the Unwilling to Be Bossed Around.

Now, THAT'S America.  Count my ass in.

(HT Mike)

16 March 2013

An ammo drought anthem

Just because...

America with a goatee

(C'mon, you get the reference.  All the folks from the Evil Parallel Universe have goatees.)

Sultan Knish points out how divided our nation really is.  There's America, and there's the Evil Parallel Universe counterpart known as Obamerica.

Obamerica is a bad place. It has great restaurants and night clubs. It has a lot of noise and a lot of light. The next big thing in music will probably come out of there. It's where your kids probably dream of moving to when they're teenagers. But for all that it's fundamentally broken.

Democratic leaders and machines, combined with liberal social workers and justice crusaders have run Obamerica into the ground. Obamerican cities used to be the homes of industry and progress. Now they're places where young Black and Hispanic men kill each other in growing numbers.

In America, guns are used for target practice and for hunting, and on rare occasions for self-defense, but in Obamerica guns have only one purpose, as so many liberals have pointed out, like so many of the young men who walk the streets of Obamerica, they exist only to kill. The guns get blamed and the killers rotate through the revolving doors of an overburdened justice system. And then the politicians who sit around the table with gang leaders announce that they have a new initiative to get guns off the streets.

RTWT, as usual.  There are now two distinct versions of America, but in the end...

..."There can be only one!"

10 March 2013

Adam Carolla on the epidemic

I never used to like the guy too much--I thought he was basically just riding Dr. Drew's coattails.  But now that he's off the regulated airwaves, the man has really come into his own.  Profanity Warning, but sandwiched between the pretty inventive cussing is a whole lot of truth that most people don't want to talk about.

Wonder why? 

09 March 2013

The most parodied clip of all time?

Who keeps records of this stuff?

From someone who should know...

This is short but powerful

As someone who never saw, liked, owned or fired a weapon, some people might think that I should be in favor of the disarmament of the American people. Well, I am not. I feel strongly about this subject because of what it implies.

Throughout history, our mankind witnessed many horrific and inhumane acts committed by those in power toward those who were defenseless. Throughout history, mankind also witnessed mad men taking control over one’s land after its citizens were disarmed.

Is this what we want for our beloved country? I think not and that is why I take The Constitution and its amendments seriously, very seriously.

RTWT and pass it on.

On Publik Skool

I figured out the purpose of public school by the second grade.  It's about indoctrination.  It's about destroying any sense of individuality, curiosity and independence in our nation's children.  You think it's about education?  Then explain these results.

In the 1990s I observed the same thing in Chicago. I required a High School diploma or GED to apply for a job at my company in the city. Of the applicants approximately 80% could not make change for a $20 in their head nor could they write a basic, grammatically-correct business letter.

In other words they could not read, write and calculate at the level of basic competence expected of 8th graders.

Not a damn thing has changed in the intervening 20 years despite ever-escalating costs.

Yep.  And I've realized that it's not an accident.  But whether the results are malicious or unintentional, one thing is clear--both to myself and Mr. Denninger:  The public education system MUST BE DESTROYED.

No, it won't be perfect. Yes, some parents will do nothing and their kids will founder.

But the outcome will be better than it is now and eliminate all of the taxes and borrowing you consume at the same time, which is the only test that matters -- outcome. 
Anything -- including literally nothing more than paying for libraries and letting those kids who want to learn sit in them and read -- is better than what we have now.

Word.  More commentary from Le Cygne Gris:

They’re learning that it’s wrong to play with make-believe guns since guns scare the piss out of ignorant elementary school teachers who apparently lack both imagination and tolerance for others of differing worldviews. To recap, kids aren’t learning how to read or write, but they are learning that all guns, even pretend ones made out of pastries, are scary and bad. What passes for education today is nothing more than pablum and propaganda. Government-funded schools are deliberately crippling children’s intellectual development.

Why are government-funded schools doing this? Well, if history is any indication, ignorance is a good way to keep slaves from rebelling[...]

Sending your children to public school is prima facie evidence of unfit parenting.  Yes, I mean that in the most literal sense.  The evidence clearly shows that it is harming your children, not helping, and if you're not paying sufficient attention to realize that, you really shouldn't have reproduced.

04 March 2013

Gun control works...

...for criminals and governments(but I repeat myself).

(Stolen from Blue)

Nothing sinister here, move along

So far, the DHS has bought:

1.6 billion rounds of ammunition(at least half of which are hollowpoints).

$2M worth of targets that look like ordinary American citizens.

And now, 2700 of these things.

Nothing to be concerned about, I'm certain.

03 March 2013

They won't take your guns?


Although many Americans don’t know it, that is exactly what happened in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Thousands of weapons – legally obtained and owned – were simply grabbed from citizens after New Orleans Police Superintendent P. Edwin Compass III announced, “Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons.” Just to make sure the message was loud and clear, the city’s Deputy Police Chief Warren Riley told ABC News: “No one will be able to be armed. We are going to take all the weapons.”

Then they did exactly that.

RTWT.  Watch the videos.  Take a good look at police officers stealing the property of innocent citizens, leaving them helpless in the face of rampant looting and lawlessness.

Do you really think "they won't take your guns"...


02 March 2013


This is ridiculous.  It's past ridiculous.  It's achieved faster-than-ridiculous travel.  This incident has officially hit Ludicrous Speed.

That’s when, the teen told the station, he and two others tackled the suspect and wrestled the gun away. The next day, all three were suspended.

“How they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?” he asked.

The school’s referral slip said he was given an “emergency suspension” for being involved in an “incident” with a weapon.
Every single person involved in suspending these young men should be horsewhipped, removed from their positions, and never allowed to be in charge of anything or anyone for the rest of their lives.  If there were ever a clearer illustration of just how completely insane Proglodytes are, I don't know about it.

These morons are "teaching" your children.  If that doesn't frighten the hell out of you, you are beyond hope.