No Wait NYC Gun Permit



Blue Bloods, the Tom Selleck Police Drama we love to pillory here at the JohnJacobH blog
has provided America with yet another vignette of real world (?) gun control politics.

(Link to previous Blue Bloods harangue CLICK HERE)

Already filled with endless examples of nepotism and oligarchy in a fictional Police
Commissioner’s family at the top of New York City’s Cop Shop food chain,

[[(Tom Selleck, current Police Commissioner, is the son of the
former Police Commissioner, and HIS son is current lead Detective eventually to
be groomed as the future Police Commissioner.) [Wait, there is more. Tom Selleck’s
other son is a Patrol Officer and his daughter is District Attorney, eventually
destined to become highly placed Bureaucrat-In-Charge of some aspect of the Judiciary
in Gotham City)]]

a recent episode details a wonderful moment when the wife of Lead Detective Regan
seeks to bypass that nasty 90 day wait for a pistol permit by flashing her COMMISSIONERS

Yes, if this episode is to be believed, anyone who has access to the secret club of Commissioner
Courtesy Cards has but to wave this modern magic wand to receive all the privileges of rank
denied to ordinary mundanes trapped within the borders of Oz.

Rules for WE, but not for THEE

When you watch this video courtesy of NC Gun Guy notice the furtive glance of the
actress before she produces her magic get-out-of-red tape jail-free card.
A delightful touch and worthy of an Academy Award.

Who would not be afraid to let the great unwashed dumb masses learn not all rules
apply to all people?

In Memoriam: Congressman George Hansen


One is the loneliest number and no one fought a lonelier battle than
Congressman George Hansen in his investigation of IRS abuses in 1975.

He was certainly one of the first to confront the Tyrants directly
in the modern age. Others, of course, have tried equally feebly since. CLICK LINK HERE


Full Text Click Link Here

He discovered a seven term Congressman had no more power or influence over the
IRS than any other ordinary citizen and he paid dearly for the education.


Full Text Click Link Here

Thank you sir for your service to an ungrateful nation.

George Hansen


William Norman Grigg’s requiem click link here


RINOS Unmasked!


Raleigh Constituent drops by to bombard us all with observations from the eye of the
storm —-the most expensive Senate Race in the country……


Dear John Jacob,

The Almighty must love Bolsheviks else why populate the Earth with so many and give them
such sway over public discourse?

Neatly sandwiched between the Devil Worship Season of Halloween and The Shopping Season of
Merry Thanksgivingmas comes the biannual Silly Season of Elections here in the Sovereign
State Of North Carolina.

The air is electric with a kaleidoscope of emotions which range the gamut
from MEH… to BLEH… to YUCK! as campaign signs bloom and blossom along the highways
and byways and causeways and fairways of the fair City of Raleigh.

Bolsheviks can be spotted in all flavors and colors on local televisor screens as
they spout the quaint aged rhetoric of the 20th Century Overlord Oligarchy.

The familiar Red Diaper and Blue Dog Democrat Bolsheviks are plentiful as they tool
along newly painted bicycle lanes that now clog all major arteries (North, East, South and West)
on their 19th Century velocipedes or cruise the main lane in their glorified electric
Prius golf cartmobiles.

Rino Republican Bolsheviks can often be spotted in both Redneck and Business Suit varieties.
The Rednecks, of course, drive upper end Crew Cab pick up trucks equipped
coal roll pipes ( while the Business Suit types proudly prance in
Cadillac Escalade Tax Deductiblemobiles.

This year North Carolinians have been blessed with rare sightings of a Libertarian Bolshevik
in the person of one Sean Haugh.

A dead ringer for the geriatric version of Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman ” What me worry kid?”
Mr. Haugh’s stump speeches include the wonderful Communist tropes: “Stop all war” and “You will
not bring a gun into my house”.

So after decades of bipartisan suffocation at the ballot box and in public debates Libertarians
finally get a candidate sandwiched at the dais between Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan and his message
is “Try to spot the difference between me and Stalin?”

And even with THAT message Haugh’s GRNC 2nd Amendment rating is 4 Stars over Thom Tillis’s 3 Stars!


But I digress.

This month’s REAL NEWS, proves, once again, there is always time for another round
of Whack-A-Mole especially in the middle of election season.

Even as Senate Candidate Thom Tillis struggles to appeal to the Conservative base in spite of his
RINO record in the State Senate up pop RINO Governor Pat McCroy and Agriculture Secretary Steve
Troxler to sabotage the Tillis campaign with a completely absurd brouhaha about concealed carry
on the State Fair Grounds.

Apparently a provision in the Restaurant Carry Statute enacted almost exactly a year ago
requires removal of all Gun Ban Signs from said State Fairgrounds.

Sooo, one would think RINO Republican Agriculture Secretary Troxler would have the wisdom to
duck the issue until after election by

A. Quietly removing the offending signs without a word to anyone.


B. Give some bogus bureaucratic stonewall statement such as:Posting policy is under review by Legal Staff.

But noooo, one would think wrong!

McCroy and Troxler trip all over themselves in a joint effort to repeat Beverly Perdue’s Dove
Season debacle from legal absurdities past. (

They insist it is possible to pick fly turds from black pepper carefully enough to prove
Restaurant Carry does NOT apply to the State Fair Grounds even though the language plainly DOES apply!

A perfect replay of the logic the hapless Governor Perdue used to insist her emergency declaration
DID NOT cancel Dove Season even though it plainly did! (

People outside North Carolina should understand the State Fair mimics the Roman Tradition
of Bread and Circuses at the height of their Empire.

The annual fair is the State’s Largest Vote Buying Shindig. Attendance has consistently
been nearly a million visitors for the past decade.

Aggravate enough people about some minor issue at the fair and they WILL remember a week
later when they vote.

So only a few questions remain in the minds of the great unwashed masses of frayed collar
taxpayers in the Tarhell State.

1. What new innovative technique will Succubus Bolshevik Democrats use to steal an election
that should be a nailed down, glued-in-place, painted over lead pipe cinch victory for Conservatives?

2. What new innovative technique will cud chewing ungulate RINO Republicans use to snatch
defeat from the certain jaws of victory THIS time?

Will Zombie Rommey prevail with his Etch-a-Sketch campaign support?

Will Karl Rove’s Pat Boone phone call brigade turn the tide? (Seriously, Pat Boone is alive
and well and recording robocalls!)

Will the election pivot on the 4 AM late return ballot count from MagicCountem County?

Or will the Hanging Chad recount from legions of carpet bagger condominium commandos supply
the decisive blow?

Only time will tell. ONLY TIME will tell. Tune in Tuesday November 4th for the exciting conclusion.

GOBS (Good ole Bolsheviks) to the left of us, GOBS (Good ole Boys) to the right,
here we are, stuck in the quagmire again!

May the farce be with you!

Bemusedly yours,

Raleigh Constituent

Big Government is NOT the Problem!


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

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.

Chart of the Day: America’s Finances

Originally posted on Scott Rhymer:

669821_origNote the blue, for you “Clinton left us with a surplus folks.” No, the rise of internet commerce and consumer computing left us with a surplus, folks. Clinton grew the debt, as has every president since (at least) Nixon.

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