Archive for December, 2012

Your honor? This is real life, it ain’t the bench

Posted: December 21, 2012 by doubleplusundead in This Is My BOOMSTICK!

So the judge that sentenced Loughner is on the LATimes arguing for magazine and gun bans.  Says the judge, regarding the gun control debate, which the authoritarians have mostly been losing since the AWB fiasco,

But reasonable, good-faith debates have boundaries, and in the debate about guns, a high-capacity magazine has always seemed to me beyond them.

Well fuck-a-doodle-doo, I guess that just settles it! Debate’s over, some fucking judge seems to think that something shouldn’t be up for debate, so debate’s over!  This isn’t the fucking courtroom, you don’t get to dictate the terms of the debate, you stupid twat. Then this,

I get it. Someone bent on mass murder who has only a 10-round magazine or revolvers at his disposal probably is not going to abandon his plan and instead try to talk his problems out. But we might be able to take the “mass” out of “mass shooting,” or at least make the perpetrator’s job a bit harder.

Shows that the judge has no clue about operating a firearm outside of a formal sporting or target environment.  Every fucking time someone starts in on ZOMG IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE…you know either A) They know fuck-all about guns B) They’ve only shot in a hunting/sport capacity, and are fucking clueless as to how quickly most repeating firearms can be operated. C) They’re a fucking Fudd, who has no problem fucking over guys with Glocks, ARs and AKs hoping they’ll be last eaten by the Commie Crocodile. As noted here multiple times…I love revolvers.  As far as guns go, if I won a raffle had a choice between a new Glock or 1911 vs a beat up but mechanically sound S&W Model 10…I’d take the Model 10.  I can also tell you, anyone who thinks that restricting handgun usage to revolvers is going to stop mass killings is fucking deluded, and of course all these fucktards immediately go ZOMG IF HE HAD A REVOLVER INSTEAD…  Real life is not like the 1920’s or every movie and TV show in the history of ever where you’re thumbing in cartridges one at a time…we’ve had these things called speedloaders for decades now.  We’ve also had these things called moon clips since the 1910s.  With a bit of practice, you can get quite fast with speedloaders.  Not as fast as an auto, but damn quick, especially with moon clips, with basic training or practice. I can reload my 686P and 642 with HKS speedloaders reliably under 5 seconds, restricting someone to revolvers is NOT enough to make a difference.  Moon clips are even faster.

 

Lever rifles and pump shotguns?  Same story, watch cowboy action shooters, that shit translates over nicely to defense use.  Bolts are no different, look at the Brits and the Mad Minute with the Enfield.  But none of it matters, because this isn’t about mass shootings, this is about controlling the individual.  The judge correctly admits you’d basically have to turn the US into North Korea in order to stop attacks like this, then turns around  in the NEXT PARAGRAPH and says,

Bring back the assault weapons ban, and bring it back with some teeth this time. Ban the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer and possession of both assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Don’t let people who already have them keep them. Don’t let ones that have already been manufactured stay on the market. I don’t care whether it’s called gun control or a gun ban. I’m for it.

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!  Fucking really, dude?  You’re going to confiscate the probably now 100s of millions, possibly billions+ “high capacity” mags floating around this country?  And do so without massive bloodshed?  Fucking LOL, dude, real life is not the courtroom.  People are NOT going to give up their eeeeeevil guns or eeeeeeeevill magazines peacefully, and this isn’t a bailiff taking a loudmouth or prisoner out of the courtroom to be held in contempt or off to prison, this is the street, you jackass.

Numbnuts here thinks he’s conservative, and he’s not.  A Republican perhaps, but you’re not one of us, judge, you’re a statist no different then the left, you’re perhaps not as noxious as the average leftist, but you’re one of them.  You’ve presented no logical argument for the ban and confiscation of “hi-cap” magazines, it’s all emotion borne out of discomfort.  Therefore, not a conservative case, this is a self-proclaimed conservative making a liberal case for bullshit bans.  You know and I know the reason for ARs and AKs, it is about keeping the STATE in check, ours or others.  It always has been, and always will be, about keeping governments under control, and resisting them when they do go off the rails, so that millions of us don’t end up in Gulags.

But such a conversation is political only to those who are ideologically predisposed to see regulation of any kind as the creep of tyranny.

You know, actual conservatives and libertarians.

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I don’t even need a TV to know

Posted: December 15, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Random Crap

This is pretty much all that’s on right now,

mediadouche

If Obama pushes hard for gun control, I think for a lot of folks that will be the final straw between just hating the Obamunists and taking that extra step towards being openly hostile to the regime and its supporters. And no, I don’t want to define “openly hostile”.

Obama seems to be especially cocky now, having won re-election while doing virtually nothing right during his Presidency, as evidenced by his absurd negotiating tactics vis-a-vis the fiscal cliff, which goes well beyond what he campaigned on.

Friday, the day of the tragedy, Obama launched a trial balloon at gun control in his press conference: “…And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” (emphasis added)

The gun-control reactions today from my co-workers and on my Facebook feed (where I am not nearly as political as I would like to be) were not encouraging.  Reactions are extremely divided between “Why do people need guns?”, and “I really need to get (more) guns”.

We tell ourselves that the American public will not allow severe restrictions on guns, and that the NRA owns the Congress, but we also thought that our fellow citizens would never re-elect the SCOAMF.

When we say “cold dead hands”, we mean it.  Unfortunately, I think there are a lot more Obamunists now who want to try to call us out on that.

The reaction will be a hearty, “Fuck you, and the horse you rode in on.”

Honestly, I’m wondering if this is the first shot fired in the next American civil war.  We’ve been in a “pre-revolutionary” state since 2010, and it hasn’t gotten any better.

Let’s have the debate

Posted: December 14, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Fun With Media

Should the media be permitted to be as callously intrusive as it is toward those effected by tragedies such as the shooting tragedy today?  I think it’s time to have a serious discussion about media control.

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted

Posted: December 7, 2012 by doubleplusundead in Random Crap

Especially since I’m the namesake of this crapblog, but life has become far less stressful for me (YAYYY!!!), so I’ll be posting more again I reckon, and of course started receiving HOLY CRAP LOOK at the traffic we’re getting messages from my cobloggers sorta snapped me out of my slumber.

Good, what Alex said needed to be said, there are many, many people who have faced similar challenges.

I stopped into one of my favorite pizzerias and got a pie, just a regular, if a pizza has to be covered in a bunch of toppings to be good, it’s not a good pie…that is not to say I only order regular pies, but I do enjoy a simple pizza done competently.  Yes, that sounded every bit as much like the Andy Rooney contest on MST3K in my head as it did yours.

The pizza was awesome, as always, but they had the TV on in the corner, and a show on ABC called Happy Endings was on…

As I note frequently here, I don’t have a TV, and I have no interest in new TV shows right now (other than Top Gear…the real Top Gear, not the US one).  However, I do love me some old TV shows, if there was a channel that played nothing but reruns of Miami Vice and MST3K, I’d watch the hell out of that.  So yes, I have a very hard time enjoying and investing my attention into new shows. Anyway, they had a show on called Happy Endings, which is anything but happiness inducing, it is the small screen’s highly trained elite death squad sent out to hunt down and eradicate humor as swiftly and efficiently as possible, the right hand of a junta devoted to eliminating all laughter.

And I just now learned that it has been on for three seasons.  Three. Fucking. Seasons.  HOW?  HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Not once did I even come close to cracking a smile.  And it’s NOT hard to make me laugh. How does a show THIS FUCKING BAD survive for three seasons?

Also, I saw a dude in his late 30s-early 40s dressed like a slouchy middle age brohatter wannabe, he was talking to some visibly uncomfortable college-aged girl about the awesomeness of a menagerie of ridiculously named shots that binging college kids order…  Dude, really?  You’re 40, and wearing shorts and flatbillin’ in the middle of winter in central PA?

Hey baby, try this one, I swear it tastes just like Dr. Pepper…and rufies…also tears…

On one hand, it’s kinda funny, on the other…dude was really sort of a creeper.

Oh yes, my life is so very exciting…anyway, here’s some New Order, why?  Because New Order, and you need moar 80s in your life,

Also, Wyatt’s blog host went full derptard and he’s in blog purgatory right now, so here’s his sooper sekrit treehouse until things get sorted out.

Time for a return to core competencies

Posted: December 4, 2012 by alexthechick in Pop. Pop Music.

Okay. Enough of the serious stuff. It’s time to get back to what truly matters on this here crapblog: foreign pop music.

Behold! I give you 100%. 100% is a new Korean idol group and I adore them to pieces. Shut up, all y’all know that all my taste is in my mouth.

That is a rehearsal video and I’m posting it because it’s jawdropping how in sync they are. If you have any type of dance background, you know how difficult that this.

Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now.

I have an Ex. I have an Ex who, in the process of becoming my Ex, made credible threats to kill me. Why did I believe these threats were credible? Because among the primary reasons why I left him were that he had anger control issues, that he was a problem drinker well on his way to full blown alcoholism and that the things he was throwing at me were getting ever closer to my head. I decided to leave before finally snapped and actually hit me. He was displeased by this and made such displeasure known.

Do you know what kept me safe? Not some piece of paper. Not a judge tut tutting at him and shaking his/her finger and telling him to leave me alone. Not the police, who, after all, would only be able to respond once he had caused me harm. No, what kept me safe was my Glock. What kept me safe was my Glock and the fact that he knew I had both the ability and the will to empty a clip into his chest if he made good on his statements that if I did not come back, I would not see the next week. He never tried to do any of the things he screamed he would because he knew that not only would I defend myself but that I could. My Ex was nearly a foot taller than me and, at the time, had about 150 pounds on me. If he had been able to get close enough to me to harm me, there were very few options I had to protect myself. But with my Glock, well, I would be able to stop him before he got that close. I am alive today because he knew that if he tried to make that otherwise, there was a better than even chance he would be the one lying there in a pool of blood instead of me.

You want to take that from me. You want me to be unable to defend myself. You want to leave me vulnerable to those out there who look at a five foot tall fat girl and think “victim”. You want me to be unable to protect myself when there is no one else around to do so. You want to make me dependent on others to provide for my basic safety and security.

Let us not beat around the bush, you want to sacrifice my life on the altar of your political beliefs. How dare you? Honestly, who do the two of you think you are to demand that my blood be shed so that you may preen about what wonderful people you are? Why, precisely, are you removing the responsibility for Kasandra Perkins’ murder from Jovan Belcher and placing it on an inanimate object? That is what you are doing, after all. Your position is that absent the gun, Jovan Belcher would not have murdered Kasandra Perkins. What utter rot. It’s not as if, to pick something at random, he could have picked up a knife and slit her throat so violently that she was nearly decapitated. Oh no, that would never ever happen. By focusing on the gun, you are choosing to make Jovan Belcher a mere bystander to his own actions. That is horrific. Jovan Belcher murdered Kasandra Perkins. He chose to pull that trigger. He chose to take her life. How dare you attempt to absolve him in even the slightest manner for that crime. He killed her. Not a gun. He did it. No one else.

I will not let you two demand that my blood be shed so that you can sit there and declaim your supposed superior morality to the world. No. You would rather I be dead. That is the logical conclusion of your positions. I will not die for you. No other woman should either.

Alive despite you,

Alexandria