Thursday miscellany



Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill passes the House : At long last, Ron Paul has his day.

Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling : “From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.

Obama talks of limiting “some gun use” in wake of Colorado shooting : “President Obama has added his voice to the push for limits on Americans’ gun use in the wake the massacre last week at a movie theater in Colorado.”

Mass shooting prompts calls from Capitol Hill and beyond for tighter gun laws : “The call for federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws has intensified following the mass shooting in Colorado, with New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg urging Congress on Saturday to swiftly address a ban on certain weapons.”

Folks have you hugged you AK today? “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldier and not in the hands of crooks. They belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities, Obama said.” President Obama is going for gun bans and sale restrictions

Reliance on imports leaves U.S. vulnerable to disasters, report says : “An increasing reliance on imports, combined with the fraying of the nation’s power grid, highways and rail lines, leaves the United States more vulnerable to the damage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks, according to a report to be released Wednesday by former homeland security secretary Tom Ridge.”

Why Does the UN Still Exist? : “Corrupt and ineffective, it falsely promises that global governance and peace are near at hand.”

55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes : “If a major emergency happened in the United States, do you have faith that the government would take care of you? Amazingly, even after all of the examples to the contrary that we have seen in recent years, a solid majority of all Americans actually believe that the government will be there for them when things hit the fan.”

Comments

  1. Prudentman says:

    I believe I will vote on the issue of gun control with my feet.. and my checkbook. I am heading down to Steve’s at ADCOarms.com, across from the city fire station on Sylvania Ave… next to the barber shop, behind the drug store on the corner.. and pick up a heavy barrel bipod equiped “AK47″ and a tuna can of ammo. Cause I still can. I know this is a reactionary thing to do. I know… this is not knee jerk reactionary. Someday, some Federaly will want me or my kids to hand it over. I like to think I am a rational fellow. Then again I’d like to think I live in a free country… I used to. I’ll have it back at the house in about 2 hours….

    Be right back!

  2. Prudentman says:

    Now if some schmuck wants to pass a law banning 50 cal.s in the hands of ‘civilians’ …… I’m not buying one. They are just to damn heavy!

    • tommy2rs says:

      Think Savage Long Range Hunter in .338 Lapua instead. $1200 and change and 9 and a quarter pounds but it’ll reach out and touch something along with the best of them. You’ll still have to hock your house to buy ammo though…lol.

      • riverrider says:

        yeah, but you won’t find armor piercing incendiary tracer ammo for a 338 :).

        • tommy2rs says:

          Really?

          http://www.lapua.com/en/products/special-purpose/centerfire-rifle/23

          Complete selection of ammunition.

          Lapua offers a complete selection of .338 Lapua magnum ammunition including Ball, Armour Piercing, Armour Piercing Incendiary, HPBT, Blank and Drill cartridges. The trajectory of the bullets is tailored to match, so there is no need to change the sight setup when changing a bullet type.

          • riverrider says:

            holy crap batman! thats news to me, good news. i’ll keep my 50 tho, as i like to use my “opfor” ammo :)

  3. JP in MT says:

    I’m glad that Ron Paul’s Audit is going forward. It’s about time.

    “Never let a good tragedy go to waste.” Here come more gun control talk. I wish they’d quit blaming the hammer for the roof falling in.

    The 55 percent that believe that the government will look out for them in a disaster sure don’t understand the government. If the disaster is big enough they will see NO help as the government looks out for its own 1st! If it’s localized, then it’s an photo op with money spending options. No government agency is putting up sufficient supplies for the use of its people in case of emergency!

    • Kelekona says:

      JP in MT,

      I can’t remember where I read it, but while FEMA recommends the average citizen keep only 3 days, there was a private memo or something for the recipients to stock more like 3 months. I’m guessing it was for public officials like senators, or maybe it went down to employees in certain jobs.

      I could be a public relations thing, afraid of a panic or run if they change their recommendation. Afraid of bitterness from the ones that can’t afford to suddenly buy 3 months worth of tuna helper.

      • JP in MT says:

        Kelekona:

        3 Days provisioning to me is overly optimistic and always has been. It does say a lot about Joe Average if he needs to be told to keep 3 days worth. I have been in a number of storms in New England that the power was out for only a day or 2, but those were VERY local. Every other storm that was any kind of wide spread took things out for a minimum of 6 days, and they were able to draw on resources from neighboring communities or even states. Now magnify that by the size of the area damaged.

        There are a number of reports that show an average of 3 days supplies on most store shelves with “just-in-time” delivery being the norm. As I remember the timeline then went:

        days w/o service recovery time
        6 14
        15 60
        30+ you guess

  4. riverrider says:

    yeah, the g took REAL good care of us…..ak47 in soldiers hands, amen. citizen soldiers hands……lautenburg, yeah like n.j. is so safe, or n.y. for that matter. bloomy is calling for police to go on strike until a gun ban is in place. no joke. they have no limits to how low they will go….the good people of aurora are crapping on the gunban parade tho, buying up guns like hotcakes. the sheeple awaken……un still exist? wish it didn’t, but if they fight like they did in bosnia, it will be a turkey shoot when hillary sends them for our guns. rather fight them than my own troops, anyday. hell, i’d bet on a cubscout troop versus the un troopers. the more they talk the less anybody is listening, yet hillary/tdl still believe in them like gods. likely the only god they believe in. sic semper tyrannus.

    • Cold Warrior says:

      RR,
      Wasn’t the Black Hawk Down affair (cluster**ck) also an U.N. operation? In my book, the last good U.N. military action was in Korea, 1950!

      I think Washington said, if you want peace, prepare for war. Let’s pray that it doesn’t come to war.

    • worrisome says:

      Bloomberg speaks trash while living in a bubble with guards! Typical politician.

  5. Cold Warrior says:

    We really liked the article on the U.N. (Useless Numbskulls?)

    Many of you might have seen on yesterday’s Drudge that the U.N. wants to make “The Sex Trade” legal worldwide. Don’t know if this includes childern, kidnapped females/males, or just your plain old exploited Ladies of the Evening.
    I wonder what that would do to the divorce rates, numbers of STD’s and cost of HIV treatments. Heck, maybe a smart businessman like Soros, Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet could open a worldwide Chain of Cathouses?

    • Cold Warrior says:

      God help this old world.

      • Cold Warrior says:

        I just had an evil thought. The Moron who came up with this plan needs to be kidnapped, drugged, and forced to perform sex acts with 20 strangers a day for a week. I’m bet’n he/she changes their mind……YA THINK?

    • worrisome says:

      Saw it and can only say that over population seems to be affecting the common sense of everyone. But who knows, maybe legalizing it would get rid of that part of the population that indulges in such. Crazy.

    • tommy2rs says:

      Can we get the UN moved to Africa? A nice central location like the Democratic Republic of the Congo or the Central African Republic.

      • Cold Warrior says:

        Tommy, my vote is for the Workers Paradise of Cuba. Where “The Party” live like Kings and the “Working Men” like slaves.

      • JP in MT says:

        I’ve been thinking about a new home for the UN. How about a small island in the North Atlantic. We build them an airstrip, a helipad, sink a few old ships to give them a dock and portage. Then we give them 6 months and evict them from the US. No parties, to traffic sitations, no need for diplomatic immunity as they would own it!

  6. Thats because 55% of Americans are leftist pinko meterosexuals . Good ol Ron Paul , trying to do what he can for his country to the end before he retires .

  7. Prudentman says:

    I’m Back!!!!!!!!

  8. Prudentman says:

    Just made it.. Steve dosen’t open till Noon on week days…. I jaywalked over to the Speedway and got some roller food and a Nestle’s Strawberry milk. He was in early to take out the trash…. I got in at 11:56 a.m. and was out the door at 12:14 with One:

    Romanian 7.62×39 heavy barrel with tube steel bipod, laminent stock. Ala Century Arms, AK, SN:VZ13311980 stk.9907 Adco Firearms, LLC 6616 Monroe St. Sylvania, Ohio. 43560

    I know there are a list of Federalies mining this site… as I filled out all the proper paperwork and did the NICS ck…. “Bite Me”.. That of course is a figure of speech as I would never tell a Government employee to do anything so… tasteless.

    MD… please forgive me my sins. I know not what others may do, but as for me….. I went out and bought a gun!

    • Prudentman,

      Smart move – if you’ve noticed on “What I did to Prep this Week” over the past several weeks, I’ve been buying up full-capacity AR-15 magazines.

      • Prudentman says:

        My Yes I did notice……. I bought all the G17 and G21 mags that Todd’s gunshop had. Put in an order for more Pmags for my R25. Can’t find ‘no window’ Pmags for less than $16.oo unless on line…. add shipping and I may as well buy local. MD… ya notice that the dang things aren’t $3 and $5 bucks anymore. the most I paid for a G17 hi-cap during the ban was a woppen $89.oo at the gunshow.

        I’m calming down now…. and I don’t feel bad at all! Sittin here on the frontroom rug, this thing looks like something a young fella was shooting at me with!… more than a few years ago.

        • JP in MT says:

          Prudentman:

          Try BotachTactical.com for Pmags. That’s where I get mine and they are currently $14.98 for 30′s and $13.98 for 20′s. No shipping costs and no minimum.

      • Standard capacity magazines

    • village idiot says:

      “I know not what others may do, but as for me….. I went out and bought a gun!”

      Along with many thousands of others. I hope you bought some ammo as well. CNBC just reported that Cabela’s made record profits, and sales of firearms and ammo are driving sales. Who would have thunk it?

      • Prudentman says:

        Well as the Federalies already know I bought the thang…. HEY… Hey… guys… I picked up not one but three tuna cans of rounds for the thing. So thats.. 440X3= 1320rds. Its all he had. BTW the thang is large, heavy as an old iron tub ugly as a toilet plunger and the wood looks as if its recycled plywood soaked in resin. Well this lil pisser took a hatchet to the budget…..

        This is an early posting on “WDYDTPTW”

      • SurvivorDan says:

        Make some private purchases.
        Either way…….hide some guns lads.

    • Cold Warrior says:

      I did the same thing when Czar Barry got elected, except mine was an AR. Sort on the same subject, our local Talk Radio guy had the idea of a “Million Gun” March. Where we all go to D.C. and display our Sporting Goods for the Public Servants to view, as a reminder of who holds the power in the U.S. (We the People of the United States……)

    • axelsteve says:

      Piss off a libtard buy a gun and go to chick filet for lunch.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        Thanks axelsteve. I forgot. Have to go to Chick-fil-A this week. Never been there before.

        • village idiot says:

          Love Chick-fil-a, went there yesterday while visiting the big city(Texarkana, LOL). That fellow that owns the place closes on Sundays to give his employees a chance to go to church or rest if they so choose. That’s my kind of boss.

  9. 20 years ago I listed some things I would pursue if I was ever a public official. Number 1 on the list was abolish the U.N. (Unnecessary Numbnuts!). Totally useless blue helmeted jack booted wusses. Additionally, we let these losers live on our soil and occupy our resources just so they can tear us down piece by piece!

  10. TarHeel says:

    AK47? Not me, I’ll stick to the 223/5.56, 9mm and 7.62×51 rounds because these are the rounds that the police and military use. Why? Because they are standard NATO rounds used by coalition forces around the world. In a SHTF scenario all arms/ammo sales will be suspended by the Fed. so when you run out of your 7.62×39 AK ammo, where are you going to get more? The AK47 is a great and reliable weapon but as with any weapon if you have no ammo all you have is a club. You need to start thinking re-supply. Just my opinion of course.

    • TarHeel,

      The point about the AK was because that is the firearm Obama singled out in his comments. That is why it was mentioned here. No one was suggesting everyone go buy an AK look alike or anything like that.

      To be honest by the time you shoot up a couple thousand rounds (probably a lot less) in defense / or offense you’ll probably be dead. It is best to avoid a “shoot-out” if at all possible, especially with police or military forces.

      Also if things are that bad and you’re scrounging for ammo off police and military and if you’re successful at doing that then it probably would not be all that much more trouble to get the weapons from them also.

      But still it can’t hurt to have firearms of the same caliber as the police and military would use in your area.

      • Cold Warrior says:

        In the movie “We Were Soldiers” the tough old non-com is asked if he wanted to trade his trusty 1911 for an M-16 and his answer was somethings like, “When the fighting starts, I bet that there will be plenty of M-16 on the ground to pick up”.
        The point is, all you need is one 7.62×39 round to get a .5.56 rifle or 9mm pistol.

    • Prudentman says:

      What MD Said! I am an AR man. I only picked up this uglystick as my maybe reactionary responce to my Presidents lack of faith in my sence of duty, civil responcibilite and honor. If the schmuck had said 2.5″ bazooka or single barreled 10 ga. ……. I’d have gone out and bought one…. May have taken me 3 hours in stead of 2 cause Cabela’s is up in Dundee Mi. and…. well I don’t wanna exceed the speed limit er nothing illegal.

  11. Prudentman says:

    HELL…….. MD! Could this be Lil Barry’s way of stimulating the economy?

  12. 55% of Americans believe the government will take care of them if a disaster strikes? Man, there are some very naive people in this country. They are in for one heck of a rude awakening when TSHTF.

    • Cold Warrior says:

      WHAT!, Uncle Barry ain’t go’na take no care of me? Motherf*cker!

      • SurvivorDan says:

        I was at New Orleans for the immediate Katrina aftermath. Sure…..THEY will take care of you. Delivering scripted platitudes in scripted sound bites. While you suffer and die.

  13. AKs are okay (owned one for a while back in the 90s), but my knowledge base revolves around the AR-15/M-16 mainly because that’s what Uncle Sugar taught me to use. Yeah, AKs can take insane abuse and keep on popping, but the logistics are easier to get for the poodle shooter. Plus, although I’m not sure of it now, isn’t some AK ammo still corrosively primed?

    Anyway, it’s gonna be a political football this election cycle thanks to that fool. I wonder if there’s anything to the rumors he was groomed to do this for some dastardly reason?

    • Kelekona says:

      Rick, in light of this article, someone probably could have nudged the nutjob. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/25/batman-taught-accused-colorado-shooter-james-holmes-how-to-be-crazy.html

      Up to two decades ago, I read a book or short story (probably a juvenile fiction or children’s section.) It was told from the POV of a college student who was hired to be part of a psychological study that involved watching movies that disturbed him to the point that he would have left if he wasn’t getting paid for his time. After a couple of weeks, he ended up almost shooting someone because there was no study, he was just being brainwashed.

    • Cold Warrior says:

      Rick, I hate to admitt it, but I was trained on the M-1 carbine by The Air Farce. I believe that you are correct about 7.62×39 being slightly corrosive, but a little soapy water cures that problem.
      We own AR’s now as my wife finds them easier to run than AK’s.
      (God I am such a wimp!)

    • SurvivorDan says:

      I’d be shocked to learn that there were government grants to study such at this university. Like DOD projects to brainwash/condition obedient soldiers. Shocked I tell you!

  14. As much as I’d like to buy another firearm, I’m still trying to obtain optics and mods for all of the ones I do have.

  15. MENTALMATT says:

    Prudent, awsome pick up, times a little hard working here in the “D”, so I cant move on something that big just yet. M.D. I did follow your lead and picked up 5 steel 40 rounds clips for my A.R., for a really good price. (Friend of a friend, who is a dealer) so I got the friends and family discount. I also picked up 3 20mm ammo cans.

    • Prudentman says:

      Ya know Mentalmatt… I figure this is a sound move. When I look at the loss in taxes I’ll take next year, buying this uglystick gives me ‘trading stock’ if nothing else. That beats losing it to taxes in order to pay some schumcks rent, EDP deposit or even a wee bit of the interest ‘we’ owe on the 16.ooo.ooo.ooo.ooo.oo…. we never had to spend in the first place. Gawd… I’m going off again!

      • Prudentman says:

        Oh yeah…. the “Move” was not very big. Cost me as much a Rem. 870 and three cases of buck and ball….. which took me some time but….

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  17. SurvivorDan says:

    Auditing the FED will not be permitted.

    • Prudentman says:

      Renewing the current tax rate will not be permitted as of the vote this evening.