Foreshadowing

Via a Tweet from Chuck Petras:

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Also from Chuck on the same topic:

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And reassurance that it is, at least mostly, true from CNN:

Supreme Court is about to have 3 Bush v. Gore alumni sitting on the bench

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, once confirmed, will be one of three current Supreme Court justices who assisted the legal team of then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the Florida ballot-recount battle that came down to a single vote at the Supreme Court.

The court’s December 12, 2000, decision cutting off Florida recounts tore apart the justices and the nation, and the case hovers in the air today as America approaches the November 3 presidential election.

We live in interesting times.

Quote of the day—Alan M. Gottlieb

In an earlier case both the State Department and several states involved in the action conceded there is nothing inherently illegal about the computer files at issue. We say so in the complaint. Yet, here we are again, arguing about the publication of digital firearms information, with Grewal in the center of things because of his continued censorship efforts against SAF and Defense Distributed. His conduct could irreparably harm both entities. This has got to stop.

Alan M. Gottlieb
SAF founder and Executive Vice President
November 11, 2020
SAF, DEFENSE DISTRIBUTED SUE STATE DEPT., NEW JERSEY AG OVER 3D ISSUE
[Yes. This has got to stop. Maybe a court ruling will do it. If not, I think they should be arrested and prosecuted.

I, and my employer through matching donations, donate thousands of dollars to SAF each year.—Joe]

Ammo matters

The group below was at 100 yards with some old FMJ ammo found in a magazine using a red dot 1X scope on the cheapest AR upper I could buy:

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This is with everything the same except the ammo:

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This is the same ammo with a precision rifle using a 14.5 X scope. This is 10 rounds with the last two, and possibly three rounds flying to the right after the wind came up:

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It is a handloaded 55 grain match grade bullet. In two rifles with 24” barrels it achieved 3,140 and 3,156 fps at the muzzle with standard deviations of 14.4 and 14.2 fps. With the cheap, short (18”?) barrel it came out of the muzzle at 2,943 fps with a standard deviation of 37.0 fps.

This is a load that works well in three very different rifles. I’m extremely pleased.

Achievement unlocked!

It was almost 13 years ago I said I wanted this:

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A friend with a laser engraver made the above samples for me.

In some respects it would be better if the message were engraved on the ogive of the bullet rather than the base. You could then see the message after the bullet is loaded.

Of course the acquaintances of the bullet recipient would be less likely to get the message than if the message were on the base. It all depends on your end goal. Either is possible. And in production the message would be far better centered.

My friend is contemplating engraving messages on bullets as a service. Is there any interest out there?

Because of the number of bullet manufactures, styles, calibers, and weights you would select and purchase your bullets from your usual supplier, then pay for shipping in both directions as well as a fee for engraving.

If they think Trump was bad…

I think it was Glenn Reynolds who said, paraphrasing, “We have Trump for president because they wouldn’t listen to us. If they don’t listen to us now they will like what comes next even less.”

Here’s a hint of what comes next:

StopTheTires2020

A banded group of brothers and sisters to show America who runs the country

The Facebook group now has over 44K members.

I you don’t want to join the Facebook group you can find out more about the group here. The bottom line is:

President Trump has worked diligently for four long years to protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans, and very importantly the blue-collar workers of this country. The blue-collar workers are literally the ones that make the wheels turn! Without truck drivers this country could not survive for long.

We will STOP ALL TIRES for 24 hours on Veterans Day 11/11/20. If this is not effective and our leaders do not respect that blue-collar truck drivers are having to face domestic terrorism, primarily in democrat run cities all over the United States, and that we do not support the banning of fracking in any way, then we will have our second STOP OF TIRES for FOUR full days 11/26/20-11/29/20.

We are calling for all patriots to share this all over the country. We may not last long on Facebook, but please do not be deterred, and continue to share this on any social media or other outlets, that you have available to you.

I”m not sure how they will determine if they are effective in the reversal of the stated policy to ban fracking two months before a Biden/Harris administration takes office. Regardless, I support their sentiment and wish them success.

H/T to Chet for the email.

Quote of the day—Jim Harris

I have a couple of cubic yards of ammo, but I’d feel more comfortable with four.

Jim Harris
November 8, 2020
Comment to How’s everybody doing for ammunition? And what’s the full loadout for Pak36? Asking for a friend…
[Unless your stockpiling for your neighborhood, I think the money and time would be better spent on training and practice.

But, still, I rather like what he said.—Joe]

What bias?

From Newsweek:

the man was serving as a safety officer in a United States Practical Shooting Association competition when he was struck by “accidental discharge from a competitor’s firearm.”

The shooting comes just two months after a separate incident involving firearms in New York State, which left two people dead and 14 others injured.

The September 19 incident, a mass shooting, took place in the city of Rochester and saw a man and a woman killed in what was described as a “tragedy of epic proportions” by then-acting police chief Mark Simmons.

I find it quite telling they conflate an accidental shooting with a criminal mass shooting.

Quote of the day—Sidney Powell

There has been a massive and coordinated effort to steal this election from We The People of the United States of America to delegitimize and destroy votes for Donald Trump. To manufacture votes for Joe Biden. They’ve done it in every way imaginable, from having dead people vote in record numbers, to absolutely fraudulently creating ballots that exist only for voting for Biden. We’ve identified over 450,000 ballots that miraculously only have a vote for Joe Biden on them and no other candidate.

Sidney Powell
November 8, 2020
We’ve Identified 450,000 Ballots that Miraculously ONLY have a Vote for Joe Biden” – Sidney Powell Drops a BOMB on Sunday Morning Futures (Video)

[We live in interesting times.—Joe]

Did the laptop email issue disappear?

I have to wonder what happened to the active FBI investigation over Biden money laundering.

One would think that at least Kamala Harris would be interesting in seeing that case brought to fruition.

Affidavit regarding backdating ballot postmarks

Via James O’Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII:

BREAKING: Here is the signed affidavit from Erie, Pennsylvania

@USPS

Whistleblower Richard Hopkins that is now in the hands of Sen. Lindsey Graham and the Senate Judiciary Committee. #ExposeUSPS

I find it very odd that this supposedly happened in Pennsylvania but the affidavit was signed in Texas. I was notarized online via audio-video communication, but still.

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Interesting point

From Scott Adams @ScottAdamsSays:

To believe Biden will be sworn in as president in January, one must believe at least one unlikely thing:

1. Despite being brainwashed to believe Trump is Hitler, Democrats in key cities did NOT attempt a large-scale voter fraud to save the country.

or. . .

2. Democrats did commit major voting fraud to remove “Hitler” but for some strange reason all the geniuses looking for indications of it can’t find any confirmed evidence and there are no whistleblowers.

or. . .

3. Democrats WANTED to commit major fraud to get rid of “Hitler” but there is no practical way to do such a thing and hope to get away with it.

or. . .

4. Democrats didn’t REALLY think Trump was so bad that it was worth cheating to remove him.

Remember, it’s still #2020.

I see one more unlikely possibility:

5. Fraud did occur and was discovered but no one with standing is interested in and/or willing to pursue it in court.

Cinderella story

Via Matthew Bracken @Matt_Bracken:

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I’ve deleted this meme. It was overstating things more than what I think is acceptable.

Yes, it is an acknowledged fact that Kamala Harris was dating Willy Brown in 1994 and 1995 and that he gave her political appointments at or about that time. This probably should have been investigated as nepotism.

But the meme strongly implies her selection as a U.S. V.P. candidate was because of her sleeping with “powerfully connected men”. This is a big stretch with the currently available evidence. Where there relationships with other men which also contributed to her success? I’ve not heard of any. And I’m nearly certain there have been a lot of people looking for that sort of dirt and would have reported it if they had found it.

Certainly the case can be made that her appointments 25 years put her on a path to her current position. But the path is far too long to reasonably say the Willy Brown relationship was a dominate factor in her successful traversal of that path.

Quote of the day—Peter Grant

The two sides in American politics today lack almost all middle ground.  There can be no “meeting of the minds” if the minds are so diametrically opposed to each other.  This election has not solved that problem, and no election will.  Nevertheless, we’d better try to find a solution . . . because if we don’t, the next Battle of Fort Sumter may be all too ready to erupt.  We may be seeing its first skirmishes on our streets as I write these words.

Peter Grant
November 5, 2020
No matter who wins this year’s election, we can’t go on living together like this
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Rolf

The first step in any recovery problem is admit you have a problem. If they don’t think the corruption is a problem and people are not going to jail, they’ll find endless excuses to not fix it.


So a plan was hatched. They watched the 2017, 2018, and 2019 off-season elections closely to determine who was involved and what methods were used.

Rolf
November 5, 2020
Election Trap
[I want to believe there was such a plan.

If it is true then I remind myself that it’s a government operation so I’m skeptical it was or will be successful.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Angelo Codevilla

I noted that this revolution’s logic leads to no logical end. That is because “the logic that drives each turn of our revolutionary spiral is Progressive Americans’ inherently insatiable desire to exercise their superiority over those they deem inferior.” Its force, I observed, “comes not from the substance of the Progressives’ demands,” but rather “from that which moves, changes, and multiplies their demands without end. That is the Progressives’ affirmation of superior worth, to be pursued by exercising dominance: superior identity affirmed via the inferior’s humiliation.” Affirmation of one’s own superiority by punishing inferiors is an addictive pleasure. It requires ever stronger, purer doses of infliction, and is inherently beyond satisfaction.

Angelo Codevilla
September 23, 2020
Revolution 2020
[Via Kevin.

As Codevilla pointed out this is a Stalinist revolution because of the top down nature of it. And as he points out here, “Affirmation of one’s own superiority by punishing inferiors is an addictive pleasure.” There is a deadly psychology here which I have described before.—Joe]

Dead people voting in Michigan

Via daughter Jaime:

1,300 confirmed: https://pastebin.com/XEi5Uy6t
13k being checked https://pastebin.com/zjz6nm6Q

Michigan registration website: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Voter/Index

The confirmed list is people who have been supposedly confirmed to be voted and/or registered to vote in this election via the Michigan Voter Information Center website (the third link above).

The second link above is a list of 14,549 names of people who were born 100 or more years ago. Of possible interest is this warning by Paste Bin for this list:

Warning – Potentially offensive content ahead!

Pastebin’s SMART filters have detected potentially offensive or questionable content ahead.

The content you are about to view has been deemed potentially offensive or questionable by our filters, because of this, you’re receiving this warning.

You can continue ahead at your own risk or go back.

Yeah, it’s offensive to the criminals committing fraud.

I sorted the confirmed list by date of birth and selected the oldest people to confirm via the Michigan registration website. Here are my results:



TERRY MATHIS  1/1900  48207 Ballot Received: 11/2/2020
JAMES BRADLEY  1/1900  48234 Ballot Received: 11/2/2020
THEODORE WILLIAMS  1/1900  48219 Registered but no absentee ballot was requested.
ROBERT BROCK  1/1900  48203 Ballot sent but not received.
JAMES JENTZ  1/1900  48224 Registered but no absentee ballot was requested.

I find it highly unlikely that people coming up on their 121st birthday actually voted. I claim fraud.

This must stop. The people committing this fraud must be sent to prison and never be allowed to vote again.

Some observations made by Jaime when she called me to discuss:

  • Maybe this is the best possible outcome. It’s so obvious that people are going to insist something be done about it.
  • Trump is not a Republican. A Republican would concede. Trump is a fighter.
  • If the lawsuits can’t be resolved by the time the electoral college votes in December then it goes to the House where a delegation, with each state equally represented, votes on the president. Republicans would have a majority in this scenario.
  • 2020 does not disappoint.