Big Government is NOT the Problem!

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Big Government is NOT the Problem! Your neighbors, your associates, in some cases your relatives are the problem. Dumb Masses encircle you.

We live now in a society so thoroughly marinated in a culture of Government Boondoggle it is impossible to untangle the threads between undistorted markets and Bureaucratic Largesse.

Large swaths of Americans do not hate government, they LOVE government for all the blessings and benefits a contract, grant funding or even just outright freebies can bring. A triple threat, we live now in a government of the boondoggle, by the boondoggle, for the boondoggle that shall never perish from the Earth!

Gone forever are the days when the biggest threat to America was some nebulous “Military/Industrial Complex”. We live now in a time of The Education/Retail Complex; The Public Transportation/Asphalt Complex; The Sewer Treatment/Industrial Pipe Complex; The Agriculture/Farm Subsidy Complex; et. al.

“Red states” and “blue states” do not define the division between those who wish for more government and those who do not.

The division for and against Leviathan Government is more accurately defined by individuals who benefit from government in some obvious direct fashion and individuals who do not.

The list of individuals who benefit from Leviathan Government Largesse is long and endless- from the Mom-and-Pop sign shop who win the lettering contract for shiny new municipal Garbage Trucks to the centralized print facility responsible for the distribution of thousands of Handicapped Parking signs across the nation;from the small businesses who bid to paint city streets with bicycle lanes to corporations who supply high end stainless steel commercial restaurant equipment to Public School Cafeterias; not to mention an entire vehicle manufacturing industry whose sole product is specialized yellow buses to transport every juvenile in modern society from every dusty nook and cranny of the country to and from the soul crushing abattoirs known as “High” Schools or “Junior” High Schools or even “Elementary” Schools.

From coast to coast and sea to shining sea, pick a card, any card, and someone, somewhere bids on the relevant government contract.

Dairy farmers? Check.
Fire Trucks? Check.
Police Patrol Cars? Check.
Traffic Lights? Check.
Traffic Signs? Check.
Desks? Check.
Tables, Chairs? Check and check.
Electronic Conference Equipment? Check.
Pencils, Paper, Pads, Office equipment? CheckCheckCheckCheckCheck.

Tired yet? Remember all this comes BEFORE ANY discussion of “THE FREE STUFF ARMY”

Yes, there remains to enumerate and identify:

Section 8 Housing
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Earned Income Credit
Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards
Obama Phones
Etc.Etc.Etc.

Former FBI agent, Dan Smoot, succinctly summed up the situation in his broadcast number 649 January 29, 1968:

England was killed by an idea: the idea that the weak, indolent and profligate must be supported by the strong, industrious, and frugal–to the degree that tax consumers will have a living standard comparable to that of taxpayers; the idea that government exists for the purpose of plundering those who work to give the product of their labor to those who do not work. The economic and social cannibalism produced by this communist-socialist idea will destroy any society which adopts it and clings to it as a basic principle–any society.

Sleep well, America, sleep well.

Ersatz RKBA- NSSF GunGrabbery For ObamaNation Generation

Well dingdongdarndoggoneit!

Thanks to No Lawyers Only Guns And Money (CLICK LINK HERE)we learn our favorite Neville Chamberlain Professional Shooter-Doug Koenig-is alive and well at the National Shooting Sports Foundation where they continue to peddle the propaganda of Tax Payer supported ersatz gun safety with bicycle cable padlocks.

For the chiiiildren dontcha know?

It seems like only yesterday we covered this in a previous episode of JJH RKBA Commentary, remember?(CLICK LINK HERE)

In reality it has been a full three years.

So let us go through this ONE MORE TIME:

Did Firearms Guru Jeff Cooper EVER actually put an age limit on when children should handle firearms? (CLICK LINK HERE)

I seem to recall the occasional comment about the evils of weapon possession by inexperienced individuals and unreliable adults but never a blanket prohibition directed against all children regardless of their age, experience or mental maturity.

Mary Carpenter would certainly agree some children are more mature than others: (CLICK LINK HERE)

Not to mention the “When I was a kid testimonials” which reflect the experience and memories of adult writers before leviathan Nanny State regulations took control of every aspect of American life. CLICK LINK HERE

More important, has Doug Koenig ever crapped up one of his raceguns with some inane free tax payer funded bicycle cable lock?

Inquiring minds want to know and all that!

Hat Tip to No Lawyers Only Guns And Money for the reminder to us all- RKBA is a 360 degree battlefield where people who should know better still do not blush when they regurgitate Sarah Brady Talking Points about Child Safety and Gun Control.

Indiana, The Woozy State

Someone should thank the Indiana Supreme Court for their absolute candor when they explained their decision to suspend the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution in a recent decision-Barnes v. Indiana

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It will not be me, of course, since I am of the opinion people so deeply marinated in the philosophy of the Bolshevik Left they are unaware of any other responsibility should be taken out and shot at dawn before a randomly assembled firing squad of passersby.

Rarely have our Overlords and Masters so clearly defined their philosophy to We, The Peasants, in such clear and plain English:

Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer’s entry.

“In sum, we hold that [in] Indiana the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law.”

They were equally plain and clear as to the reason why:

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Tom Selleck No Hero

Hey TOM! LOOK AT THE $%@! POSTER!!!!

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For proof of the idiocy of this whole Tom Selleck affair witness 7 year old Bill Mumy demonstrate EXCELLENT trigger discipline in a 1961 Mattel TOY COMMERCIAL CLICK LINK HERE

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Red Flag warning! Blue Bloods Gun Safety Amateur Hour!

David Codrea highlights an incident on the set of Tom Selleck’s television show “Blue Bloods” wherein Mr Selleck chastises a bit player for “waving a real gun around with his finger on the trigger”.

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In news reports NRA Director Tom Selleck is cast heroically for his response to the extra’s faux pas.

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Unfortunately, I cannot join the huzzah chorus in this instance.

Aside from the well established notion it is bad juju to publicly humiliate “the little people” the larger point should not be ignored as well: if you have joined a ship of fools about to wreck in the shoals it may make you feeeeel better to yell at the cabin boy but it sure will not keep the ship from capsizing!

As one message board commentator observed– it was the worst kind of Hollywood celebrity prima donna temper tantrum–all sound and fury with no productive outcome.

Yes, hardly a poster boy for on-screen displays of gun safety, hero Selleck has pretty big feet of clay. At the end of the day he is just one more Hollyweird drama queen who does not know squat about which he rants.

Exhibit A:

(Magnum PI –finger on the trigger TWICE in EVERY opening credit!)Finger on the trigger when he slaps in the magazine! Good thing the slide was not locked back!

Exhibit B:

(So Tom, is your finger on the trigger because your front sight is on the target?)

If the situation on his show has gotten to the point an extra in costume is “waving a gun around” many, many highly paid staffers failed in their appointed duties before the extra even auditioned for the role.

While Mr. Selleck was correct to react with alacrity, his fury more properly is, and ought to be, directed toward both the prop master and producer of his show.

This is a clear-cut case of Pot. Kettle. Black.

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Nuclear Power Hysteria??

(A John Jacob H Commentary)

Frank W. James notes the nuclear power hysteria emanating from the Japanese debacle seems to be generated by a cadre of anonymous commentators. CLICK LINK HERE

I am not sure if I qualify as hysterical enough or anonymous enough for Mr. James purpose but I certainly number myself as among those who always believed nuclear power was essentially a niche technology most useful in limited applications.

Send an aircraft carrier around the world three or four times without refueling? Nuclear is definitely the way to go.

Go under a polar ice cap in a submarine? Nuclear is clearly the technology of choice.

Travel to Pluto and beyond with a robot satellite? Definitely only the best onboard nuclear power plant will do.

But it is doubtful even the perfection of the holy grail of “cold fusion” will ever efficiently power our vehicles- planes, trains or automobiles.

Certainly land based nuclear fission power plants along with their eco-wacko cousins-wind turbine farms- share one mutual fatal flaw: they are central command-and-control facilities dependent on a small corps of highly trained, highly paid technicians whose main goal in life is to make sure you get a bill every month for their service.

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Ashley Carpenter, 9 Year Old Medal Of Honor Candidate

UPDATE JANUARY 2012: ON THIS, THE DAY OF REPRESENTATIVE GABBIE GIFFORDS RESIGNATION, IT MIGHT SERVE WELL TO REVIEW COMMENTS ABOUT THE STATE OF THE UNION FROM LAST YEAR AT ABOUT THIS TIME…….

Newsflash: The World Is A Dangerous Place

Dateline: Tucson, Arizona

A funny thing happened on the way to the shopping mall: A member of the predatory Overlord Oligarchy who wished to ascertain the State Of the Union collided with a member of the predatory Underclass who left no doubt as to his point of view.

Hijinks ensued complete with the sound of gunfire.

When the gunfire ceased celebrity politician Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords barely clung to life while a substantial number of ordinary pedestrians who were unfortunate enough to be in the immediate vicinity sustained significant collateral and incidental damage-to include but not be limited to the death of a nine year girl.

Hardly a surprise to We, the Trampled, who have suffered under this oppression for the better part of a century,the incident nevertheless reverberated through the Royal Court inside the Washington DC Beltway.

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TSA- So What?

Seems Almost Prophetic No?

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A JohnJacobH Commentary

A dinnertime question arose: Any thoughts on the TSA Child Grope Clusterfoxtrot?

My answer: None I have not enumerated ad vomitus for most of my life.

To wit:

Americans have been figuratively groped and raped by Government for decades.

Remember the pop culture question: “Do you see the glass half empty or half full?”

It is a first order trick question of the type Government Bureaucrats love to ask.

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The Pledge Of Allegiance

Normally I would be the first to join any effort to “shake my fist in the tyrant’s face” but two recent incidents of spontaneous Pledge Of Allegiance outbreaks at League Of Women’s Voters Debates gave me pause.

The Pledge Of Allegiance is one of those spooky weird artifacts of Americana that require close examination by any patriot, Three Percenter or Oathkeeper before they join or support mindless recitatives at various public functions.

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Open Carry vs Concealed Carry-The Truth

Opponents of open carry are blithering NRA old school Zumboesque Fudds or prancing modern metrosexual gungrabbers.

Simple truth: Open carry proponents generally regard their sidearm as a tool to be used quickly and efficiently in the face of dire threat-animal, human or otherwise. (Yes, sometimes a firearm is a most effective signaling device,something your Grandfather understood and you have forgotten)

A fact the”vast overwhelming majority of idiots”in American Culture do not understand about open carry is proponents do not necessarily regard every human they meet as a threat and if they do their use of open carry immediately signals they are educated in threat and have adopted a posture of immediate and effective reprisal.

Thus both Police and Military open carry THE TOOLS OF THEIR TRADE and people around them understand they are educated in their use.

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Farm Guns And The Jobs They Do

My Trusty Dan Wesson .357 Farm Gun

My Trusty Dan Wesson .357 Farm Gun

Frank W. James demonstrates the proper way to blog about guns (the 10MM Auto) —specifically by how well they function in the context of a tool to carry to accomplish certain tasks. (CLICK LINK HERE (LINK IS NOW DEAD, For Reader Convenience Fair Use Excerpt from Frank W. James at bottom of page))

His comments remind me just how different life is out on the farm.

About 10-15 years ago I started to hang around an Old Farmer’s “back 40″ on a fairly regular basis and came to appreciate how common views about guns and shooting over the course of my lifetime have become skewed in favor of complete foolishness.

It matters not whether the foolishness is the foolishness of “responsible gunownership” Nazis wherein every demand of every gungrabber must be met without complaint or resistance or the foolishness of competition shooters where the race to shoot the lightest load out of the most delicately assembled racegun and holster overtake the practicalities of hitting a target with the intent of threat elimination-it is all foolishness!

A few trips to Farm Country and the noise of the competition racegun rabble or responsible gunowner goons fades to the reality of a vital need for protection against things that will poke you, bite you or eat you every chance they get.

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