Quote of the day—Tyler Durden

Because Clinton has been sued so many times for non-compliance with subpoenas, for destroying evidence, for purging servers, for crushing cell phones with hammers, and generally for hiding information, the State Department – with its thousands of government employees – is unable to provide the public with what may be the most important glimpse into Hillary’s allegedly criminal activities: the not so arbitrary deletion of up to 15,000 emails.

Tyler Durden
September 23, 2016
“This Is An Absolutely Corrupt Process” – Clinton’s Deleted Emails Won’t Be Released Until After The Election
[I get it now!

What it boils down to is that it is sort of like the kids lemonade stand shutdown by the authorities for not having the proper business permits and health inspections. Hillary went through the permitting process by obtaining the political connections and reputation for ruthless destruction of those who oppose her. Then, with the proper “permits” in place she committed criminal acts on such a scale everyone thought of it as “business as normal” and it is simply “too much work” to enumerate her crimes.

Good to know. This is news you can use in the future.—Joe]

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Predictions… about the future…

A thought occurred to me. They do, sometimes. Occasionally they are even interesting.

You may have heard we have a national election coming up. The pundits and pollsters are saying it’s too close to call, or that it’s Hilliary’s to lose. But one thing we know is that there are some states where elections are typically close enough that before the votes are cast it could swing either way with new news. Hence they are called “swing states”. Current polling (as of the time of this posting, anyway) says that there are 188 (solid/likely/leans) Electoral College votes for for Clinton, 185 EC votes in the “too close to call” column, and 165 (solid/likely/leans) EC votes for Trump. In the “leans Clinton” column are Illinois and Oregon, and in the tossup are FL, OH, IA, GA, PA. Continue reading

Hillary & Trump on gun control

Hillary espouses the Australia model. Donald espouses the Bloomberg model (specifically upholding it in last night’s debate as the example to follow).

Oh, you Trump supporters, who once thought yourselves tea partiers. You’re in for such disillusionment. I almost hope he wins, just for that reason. I can envision some of you joining the Stop & Frisk teams with a hearty enthusiasm.

Quote of the day—Bennie G. Thompson

Taking action to prevent terrorists from having access to assault weapons would be a good start.  However, it seems that in the waning days of this Congress, there is more appetite for advancing un-American and counter-productive proposals such as closing the borders to Muslims or ethnically profiling whole communities.

To reiterate what Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has testified to Congress, that with the current threat picture, homeland security cannot be achieved without sensible gun control laws.

Bennie G. Thompson
House Homeland Security Committee ranking member (D-Miss)
September 21, 2016
Homeland security means keeping assault weapons off our streets
[Sometimes I’m just amazed that people can say and believe the things they do. Immigration from other countries is not a constitutionally protected right. There isn’t anything more American than our country’s founding document. The right to keep and bear arms is a specific enumerated right protected by that document. Is this guy’s mind that well partitioned that he can’t connected what he wrote in consecutive sentences?

The only way this makes sense to me is that people say things with the knowledge, at some level, people will hear what they want to hear. The anti-gun politician will say they “respect the Second Amendment and they don’t want to ban guns”. The next sentence will be that they “support the banning of assault weapons”. It could be that those sort of contradictory messages work on both the receiver and the sender. They say and hear what they want depending upon individual biases of the person at that particular moment. And those biases change from second to second. For example, one second they are of the opinion that the Bill of Rights is important and should be respected. The next second they believe nothing should stand in the way of preventing terrorists from murdering innocent people. They somehow cannot make the connection that these two beliefs are incompatible.

It could be this a built-in psychological mechanism common to almost all people.

I view it as some sort of mental illness.—Joe]

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The debate

This may have been the first televised presidential debate I have watched in it’s entirety since the first one. Yeah, Nixon v. Kennedy. I was young then, it was on a black and white T.V. and dinosaurs sometimes ate our fruit trees back in those days.

I think I was as bored with the debate tonight as I was with that first debate when I was a little kid.

Hillary talked about wanting to tax, spend, and implement gun control. Trump wanted to reduce taxes and regulations, wanted somewhat less gun control than Hillary, and made faces.

Jaime and I watched it together and afterward she said she was disappointed. She had hoped Hillary would start coughing, have a seizure, and flop around on the stage.

Yeah, that would have made it less boring. Maybe next time.

75 days

My Arizona CWP expired August 6th. I had a reminder on my phone for July 6th to renew it. I sent in the renewal about day later. About 10 days ago I got a call from someone in Arizona processing my form. I had forgotten to put my phone number on the form so they called my “old” number to see if that was still valid. It was. So that was taken care of. I had also written a personal check. They required a money order or cashiers check. They said I could send them the proper form of payment ASAP and she would match the payment with my existing renewal form or resubmit the form and it would be put at the end of the 75 day queue. I, of course, opted for the sending payment ASAP.

I got my new CWP last week.

But the point is they have a 75 day backlog of CWP applications and renewals. This is in a state that recently changed the law to not require a CWP (they have constitutional carry)!

Multiple conclusions can be made from this. One is “a right delayed is a right denied.” Another is, assuming they didn’t reduce the staff processing CWPs, the change to constitutional carry should have reduced the work load and wait times if the number of people carrying remained constant. This may mean the number of people carrying has gone up significantly.

Quote of the day—The left honourable ‏@bamboozled3

@statasiore I dont need a weapon to face the world nor do I need a surrogate @NRA penis-anyway u indulge urself so 31k get shot ea yr in US

The left honourable ‏@bamboozled3
Tweeted on January 12, 2016
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Via a tweet from Linoge.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Jennifer Palmieri

Any candidate who tells this many lies clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.

Jennifer Palmieri
Communications Director for Hillary Clinton
September 24, 2016
[Pamien, in this mind blowing display of projection, is referring to Donald Trump.

Rule Number 3. Social Justice Warriors always project.—Joe]

Those who need to know already know what the following means. If it’s not crystal clear to you then don’t worry about it. It’s not for you.


Quote of the day—AR15.com News

A chief aim of the Constitution as drafted by the Constitutional Convention was to create a government with enough power to act on a national level, but without so much power that fundamental rights would be at risk. It is quite obvious that limit has been overstepped, and electing Hillary would essentially re-create the same greedy, selfish, tyrannical government that the King of England and Parliament had back in the 18th century. Then she could begin dismantling the Constitution piece by piece.

I hope the FBI does their job, and that the DOJ does theirs. I hope that the evidence that was purposely deleted from the private email server makes its way to the American people, and that the establishment and its corrupt politics are eliminated. I still have hope that all is not lost in our federal government, but I have no confidence.

AR15.com News
August 15, 2016
[As gun owners I think the best that we can hope for from the November election is that Hillary is soundly defeated and the next president nominates judges who respect our rights. Hillary is extremely unlikely to be indicted let alone spend time in jail.

Discussing this with Sean Flynn a couple weeks ago he told me that he was of the opinion Hillary could be elected even if she was in jail and that only if her health problems manifested in her death before the election would we be able to avoid another Clinton presidency. I told him I thought her supporters would be willing to elect her corpse. He agreed I was probably correct. However there are much more successful political prognosticators than either Sean or I who claim the election is already over in a landslide for Trump.

The bigger issue of the Federal government exercising far more power than it was given by the constitution and infringing upon rights at such a broad scale it’s difficult to fathom appears to be beyond our reach through mere elections. I’m of the opinion our “best” hope for that is through the economic collapse of our federal government. It appears the collapse is inevitable but I see no clear path to something better arising from the ashes.—Joe]

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Proposed change in the oath of office

In making my previous post I failed to notice this. In this link is a little side bar on the subject, also from Spokane Valley, Washington.

Here’s a snip;
Spokane Valley city staff are researching a resident’s suggestion that city officials promise to “refuse to enforce any law that I deem to be unconstitutional, even if it’s upheld by the courts or I’m ordered to do so by my superiors.”

Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Go read the whole thing. It needs to go farther though, if it’s to have the needed effect. It needs to include a declaration that the oath-keeper will use all means available to protect citizens from outside authorities attempting to enforce unconstitutional laws or rules. Then we’ll start to have a real, constitutional republic.

Adding; “…and to this I pledge my life, my fortunes, and my sacred honor” wouldn’t hurt either. Those in law enforcement want us to see them as the “thin blue line” which protects us from aggression? OK then; let’s get serious about it for once.

Second amendment sancturay cities

Spokane Valley city council discusses it.

I like the idea for one reason; it puts people on record as to whether they support human rights or whether they’ve allied themselves with the criminal class. Take names.

Of course we already have the second amendment, and multiple legal tools for enforcing it against all encroachment, so the logical response would be a declaration to the effect that the constitution and the enumerated rights therein, and others, will be enforced and protected with vigor in this town. Oh, how far we’ve fallen, that we contemplate special declarations and special laws to uphold what is already the Supreme Law of the Land.

There’s another mildly satisfying aspect to this proposal– The Progressives love to flout the law (it’s what they do – they’re criminals), and have created “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants which they view as future Democrat voters. This is a slap in their faces on that subject. Two can play at this stupid game, but the problem is that a stupid game is always a stupid game no matter who plays it. I doubt that there’s a Republican alive who understands that simple truth.

Oh how far we have fallen!

Anyway; this is the sort of thing (though poorly thought-out) that’ll eventually bring the country around to reason– The states, and in this case the cities, who love liberty will have to thumb their noses at authoritarian feds, and then be willing and able to back it with force. In this particular case it’s a pretty empty declaration, and if they were serious, as I indicated above, they’d simply use existing law to prosecute the Progressive offenders, fine them, disbar them, put them in prison or hang them, as appropriate. It’s the only way freedom survives, and the sooner we realize that the sooner we can start fixing things.

SVRC action shooting match results

Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club (SVRC) puts on USPSA like matches once a month during the summer (they wimp out from about October through March). I usually don’t go because I go to the steel matches at Renton on the same weekend. I could do both because the SVRC match is on Saturday and the Renton match is on Sunday, but I would rather not use up both days shooting. Two weeks ago I had other plans (helping move Barb’s son Max to Bellingham for college) on Sunday. So, I decided to shoot at SVRC for the first time in at least 10 years, perhaps 15.

I would rather they would run USPSA matches and report classifier results but they don’t and some of the stages didn’t quite match USPSA requirements and they don’t shoot any classifiers. But they were fun stages and to my surprise two guys I had met 20+ years ago at the Microsoft Gun Club were shooting as well. I probably see Sean Flynn two or three times a year anyway and Steve Morrow perhaps once every three to five years. But they were both there. They both reported they had not shot at the SVRC matches in something like a year or more and so it was quite a coincidence we all showed upon for the same match. We got into the same squad and were able to chat some before and during the match. It was nice to hang out with them.

Here are the stages. Some were changed slightly after I took the pictures:

Cubbyhole 3

Happy Feet 2

Three Bills

Ballistic Boogie

The above stage was a little odd in that you had to shoot the steel and the two outermost targets from between the barrels in the foreground (start position was “hands on Xs”) free style and shoot the rest of the targets strong hand only from behind each of the barricades. Magazine changes using both hands were allowed.

Barricade Two Step

The results were as follows:

Match Results – Limited
Place Name Member # Class Division PF Lady Mil Law For Match Pts Match %
1 Huffman, Joe LTD MINOR N N N N 446.8530 100.000 %
2 Coyne, Sandy LTD MINOR N N N N 395.9104 88.600 %
3 Dougan, Brian LTD MINOR N N N N 375.5056 84.033 %
4 Santos, Rusty LTD MINOR N N N N 352.7078 78.932 %
5 Robertson, Sean LTD MINOR N N N N 345.5319 77.326 %
6 Slade, Garrett LTD MINOR N N N N 337.1270 75.445 %
7 Mendoza, Mike LTD MINOR N N N N 317.7079 71.099 %
8 Parkison, Steve D LTD MINOR N N N N 313.8690 70.240 %
9 Enevold, Steve LTD MINOR N N N N 304.3926 68.119 %
10 Spann, Joe A LTD MINOR N N N N 296.5986 66.375 %
11 Bregante, Carlos A LTD MINOR N N N N 284.8117 63.737 %
12 Flynn, Sean LTD MINOR N N N N 268.2165 60.023 %
13 Morrow, Steve LTD MINOR N N N N 235.2793 52.653 %
14 Slade, Cameron LTD MINOR N N N N 225.5933 50.485 %
15 Bleile, Jack A LTD MINOR N N N N 162.5149 36.369 %
16 Strick, Fritz LTD MINOR N N N N 147.5495 33.020 %
17 Gieber, John LTD MINOR N N N N 102.0006 22.826 %
18 Holm, Larry LTD MINOR N N N N 72.9800 16.332 %

Everyone shows as shooting minor power factor even though many of us were shooting major. This is just one of the USPSA rules they vary on. Had I remembered this before the match I would have brought the ammo I use for steel matches, improved my times some, and tried to be more accurate.

Overall (including Open and other divisions) I came in 8th out of 35 shooters.

I knew I was shooting well. Several people commented that I was doing well at the time. And there were a couple Open division shooters in our squad who I knew to be good shooters and my times were close to theirs. But, I didn’t really expect to win my division. I have never come in first in any USPSA type match in this state before. I did make some mistakes. I can’t count as fast as I can shoot and there were three targets which required six shots on. On two of them I fired seven shots. And I almost forgot the mandatory reload between two of the targets which cost me some time. Then there was a difficult disappearing target which I fired at twice and only got one D-zone hit. I should have just skipped the target entirely and gone for a better time.

Still, I’m very pleased with the results.

I took video of Sean and Steve and told them about it after the match was over. Sean offered me $10 to delete his video (I declined). Steve didn’t seem at all enthusiastic about me posted his on YouTube so I didn’t do anything with his video either. I had some sort of problem with the camera on the stage Barricade Two Step and didn’t get my shooting of that stage. The other stages turned out okay though:

Quote of the day—Xenia

If you got me one of those shirts and I wore it to school, would you do a war dance on their desks if I got in trouble?

January 1, 2006
Comment to Speaking of political correctness
The shirt in question:
[I’m of the opinion advocates for freedom don’t do enough “war dances”. We just want to be left alone and when someone or some group infringes upon our freedom the easiest way to be left alone is to let them have what they want. The confrontation required to assert our freedom and reclaim it is against our nature.

To the authoritarian exercising control over others and confronting people is how they get pleasure in their lives. Remember what Marthe Kent said:

And it is a thrill; it’s a high… I love it; I absolutely love it.  I was born to regulate.

When they are successful in infringing up on the freedom of others it gives them an incredible high and they want more. Their thirst for power will never end until people stand up to them and eliminate the pleasure they get from infringing upon our freedom. I’m thinking one of the new tools I’m going to put in my “tool box” when confronted by anti freedom people is to tell them because of their confrontation I’m going to donate another $100 to the NRA. And if they continue, I’ll start counting in $20 increments, $120, $140, $160… And perhaps for those who are particularly persistent I’ll tell them because of their attack I’m going to give away an “assault weapon”, without a background check, to a woman who will appreciate it. If they continue, start adding in the boxes of ammo.

Using logic and facts doesn’t have an impact on them. Pushing their emotional buttons will make it painful for them in ways that demonstrating they have little more than ignorance and a childlike belief system in imaginary solutions can’t.

Or as Glenn Reynolds is fond of saying (as well as the Obama administration) , “Punch back twice as hard.” They attack with rhetoric and I will counterattack with resource allocation to what they believe to be among the most effective and evil political organizations in the country. Their rhetorical actions will generate the possibility of real political  consequences.

In answer to Xenia’s question, over ten years ago, I asked what size she wanted, she got the shirt (obviously), she wore it to school, and I never had to do a war dance for her. I don’t know if she still even has her shirt but mine is one of my favorite shirts to wear when I go through TSA screening.—Joe]

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Quote of the day—Jesse Winton

Consider, for instance, the fact that gun crime rates typically have not risen in regions when the number of concealed-carry permit holders increases. That point goes a long way to convincing millennials that the problem isn’t simply the number of guns, it’s who is holding them.

Moreover, it’s worth considering that during the two-decade period from 1992 to 2011, violent crime rates fell nearly in half in the United States while the murder rate fell dramatically as well. Why is that significant? Because it was a period when gun laws nationwide generally became less restrictive (notwithstanding the experience in several major urban centers).

For all the hysterical talk about gun violence in the United States, the truth is that our nation ranks relatively low in terms of gun murders per 100,000 people. It is impossible to reconcile that with the fact the United States leads the world in civilian firearms ownership.

Jesse Winton
September 20, 2016
‘Inured to violence’ involving guns
Why millennials are skeptical of the gun-control agenda

[We need to keep changing the culture. It’s our best hope.

Someone at work came up to me yesterday and said, “It’s time to blow off some steam around here. Can you arrange some range time for a group of us to go to the range together?”

Uh, YES!

I reserved the training bay at West Coast Amory for us. I’m pretty sure there will be people who have never shot before attending as well as people with their own guns and former military and law enforcement people as well.—Joe]

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USPSA Grandmaster son-in-law!

Daughter Xenia sent me a text message today to announce that her husband, John, is now a USPSA grandmaster in Open division!

Congratulations John!


Shooter Information:  
Shooter Name: JOHN E V
Member Number: A79695
Joined USPSA: 1/08/13
Membership Expiry Date: 3/31/17
Membership Info Updated: 3/02/16
Data On Web Updated: 9/21/16
RO Certification Info:  
RO Certification Level: None
RO Certification Date:  
RO Certification Expiry:  
Lookup Performed: 9/21/16
Classifications (updated 9/21/2016):
Open Class: GM Pct: 95.38 High Pct: 95.38
Limited Class: M Pct: 86.56 High Pct: 86.56
Limited 10 Class: M Pct: 77.37 High Pct: 77.37
Production Class: M Pct: 77.07 High Pct: 77.07
Revolver Class: U Pct: 0.00 High Pct: 0.00
Single Stack Class: M Pct: 68.56 High Pct: 68.56
Carry Optics Class: M Pct: 72.83 High Pct: 72.83
PCC Class: U Pct: 0.00 High Pct: 0.00

Quote of the day—Jeff Ingebritson


Jeff Ingebritson
September 17, 2016
Comment on Fox News Facebook via Andrew Benghazi.
[And just so the text will be available for searching:

If asking Hillary to disarm is a call for her assassination, then asking the American people to disarm is calling for their genocide.

Very well done.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Sean Flynn

The emblem of “Stronger Together”, dating back past Roman times, is the fasces. “Stronger Together” is so central to their ideology that the Italian Fascists adopted the fasces (fascio in Italian) as the basis for their name and as a symbol of their movement. Note that being ancient and all that, the fasces has been used by many others for different purposes.

But that doesn’t mean I could resist composing this:


Sean Flynn
September 19, 2016
Via email
[It fits so well.—Joe]

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This could be a problem

The IEDs in New York and New Jersey may have been made with Tannerite. Forbes has an article about it:

First, to be clear, the name Tannerite is appearing in news stories attributed to unnamed law enforcement sources. Tannerite residue was reportedly found on the two bombs discovered in New York over the weekend. Other bombs linked to the suspect, Ahmad Rahami, who is now in custody, may have used different explosives. These reports may be wrong in part or whole.

The company that makes Tannerite is skeptical. Steve Yerger, an investigator for the company, says he has not been able to confirm with the FBI or other law enforcement agencies that Tannerite was in fact found in the New York bombs. What’s more, he says he doesn’t know how it could have been used.

In the company’s tests, says Yerger, Tannerite can only be detonated by the impact of a high-velocity bullet. A burning fuse, an electrical current, a hammer blow; none of those will work, according to him. There have been no reports that a gunshot was used to trigger the bomb that exploded in New York on Saturday.

I don’t believe that Tannerite can only be detonated by bullets. I would bet that a blasting cap of the correct type would detonate it just fine. Of course blasting caps are not easy to come by. But, still, I think an improvised blasting cap could be constructed that would do it.

There are a lot of people using Tannerite for recreational shooting. Certain people, mostly those afraid that someone, somewhere is having fun, have been trying to ban or put severe restrictions on Tannerite. But, prior to this, to the best of my knowledge Tannerite hasn’t been intentionally used to harm people or the property of others. People have done a lot of stupid stuff with it, but mostly they have hurt themselves and made messes they couldn’t clean up. If it was used in a terrorist attack, it could be a big deal.

But, of course, Amazon and the black market can easily supply what the free market can’t.

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A glitch in The Narrative

Some of you may have heard about the Somali immigrant of undetermined ancestry, religion, or motivation slashed nine people with a knife while asking them if they were Muslim at a Minnesota shopping mall over the weekend. Most news stories say the self-proclaimed “soldier of the Islamic State” was stopped by an “off duty police officer.”

Turns out the hero of the day was also a USPSA member, 3-gun competitor, and NRA-certified shooting instructor who happens to be the “President and Owner of Tactical Advantage and has also been operating Tactical Advantage Firearms Training, Inc., since 2003.”

Yeah. Bad day for that particular knife-dude to go to the mall, and only bring a blade to a gunfight.

Thank you, Jason Falconer. May you live a long and happy life.