Archive for month: January, 2015

Heard At Game Part XXVIB….

30 Jan
January 30, 2015

Nephew’s Father: Yes, we’re going to run around with giant paper-mâché heads.

Nephew: But then we’d have to light you on fire.

I’m so proud!

FDIC Shuts Down Operation Choke Point

30 Jan
January 30, 2015

The FDIC is now telling banks that they don’t have to close accounts of legitimate businesses the .gov doesn’t like.

And it’s writing new rules to stop it from happening again!

To address concerns raised about Operation Choke Point, the FDIC will now require bank examiners to put in writing any recommendation or requirement for an account termination.

The examiner will also be required to indicate what law or regulation they believe the bank or the customer of the bank is violating.

Problem 1: Someone’s rung the bell. We are going to have to watch to ensure that subsequent administrations don’t pull the same trick.

Problem 2: Banks are, by and large, conservative organizations. Having been stung once for dealing with gun and gun-related industries, they may decide the risk is not worth the reward.

Make no mistake, this is a win for liberty and RKBA. The question is whether the damage can be repaired.

Friday Quote – 1/30/15

30 Jan
January 30, 2015

There’s a world of difference between “Never Again” and “It Can’t Happen Here.”

Kathy Jackson, firearms instructor and author

Think on that for a long moment and ask yourself which side of that quote you are on.

Metal Tuesday- Sonata Arctica – Ain’t Your Fairy Tale

27 Jan
January 27, 2015

Sonata Arctica is one of my stable of decent power metal bands. I can put any of their albums in and just listen.

Lyrics in YouTube video.

Laws Are For Little People

23 Jan
January 23, 2015

Legal Insurrection managed to get a hold of the arrest affidavit for David Gregory. Metro PD wanted him charged, but the DA declined.

David Gregory’s a prick, but he shouldn’t have been charged for the crime. It’s a bullshit law and he was doing no physical harm. (Arguing against our rights, but not threatening anyone with physical harm). The issue is that the same DA’s office that declined to prosecute Gregory has been notorious for its vigorous prosecution of people who aren’t on the televisions. (See link in the story)

What makes him so different than the others? What made his breaking the law different than the others?

I don’t want David Gregory in jail. (Okay, I would laugh my ass off if he was, but it would still be wrong.) What I want is for the DC DA’s office to treat everyone who is caught under the District’s onerous laws to be given the same deference as to their intentions and character before making them felons.

Wanna Know About Women Shooters?

23 Jan
January 23, 2015

NSSF has a nifty info graphic:

H/t John Richardson

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Friday Quote – 1/23/15

23 Jan
January 23, 2015

We do not move forward by curtailing people’s liberty because we are afraid of what they may do or say.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Would someone please remind the progressives of this?

DOJ Won’t File Charges Against Wilson

22 Jan
January 22, 2015

Justice Department officials have let leak that they won’t be bringing civil rights charges against Darren Wilson.

I don’t expect the “hands up” community to be happy about this, but they haven’t let little things like facts and the law sway them from their narrative anyway. They’re kind of like anti-vaxxers and young earth creationists in that way.

Why throw all those resources at this case? More importantly, why wasn’t the same level of resources devoted to John Crawford’s murder? Oh yeah, because CNN and MSNBC weren’t blaring his murder 24-7.

This is not helping my trust in the .gov.

Metal Tuesday Humor

20 Jan
January 20, 2015

Got this off of one of the picture blogs I follow. I haven’t been to a KFC in years, but it makes me want to hit one for dinner.

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Metal Tuesday- Brainstorm – Frozen

20 Jan
January 20, 2015

Another new band for Metal Tuesday: Brainstorm. Most of their music falls into “background music” for me, but this one I like a lot.

Lyrics in YouTube video.