What Constitution?

Seems like a couple of asshole socialist Congressmen [redundancy alert]  from (duh) Massachusetts and Maryland are going to try to subvert the Constitution by… banning militias?

Never mind that militias are specifically protected by the U.S. Constitution, and defined and entrenched in the U.S. Code as well.  Those are, to the would-be totalitarians like Markey and that other tool, just inconveniences to be brushed aside.  Here’s a choice bit:

“Patrolling neighborhoods, impeding law enforcement and storming the U.S. Capitol, private paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters and the Proud Boys are using political violence to intimidate our people and threaten democratic government and the rule of law.” 

Wait… the Oathies, Threepers and Proud Boys are paramilitary organizations now?  Here’s what they’re talking about:

The legislation creates different tiers of criminal penalties based on whether violations result in injury or property damage; provides harsher penalties for repeat offenders; and allows for a probationary sentence for first-time offenders. It also creates civil remedies by authorizing the Department of Justice to seek injunctive relief against paramilitary activity, and by creating a private right of action for individuals harmed by paramilitary activity to seek injunctive relief and/or damages.

I’m curious as to how these Commie legislators are going to sidestep Antifa and BLM, who are paramilitary groups:  uniforms, command structure, multi-state organization, very prone to violence and even at times, armed — and who routinely perpetrate actions that “result in injury or property damage”.  Will they be scooped up by this proposed legislation, do you think?  (Okay, you can stop that bitter laughter now.)

Whatever.  None of what these politicians are talking about in their little extra-Constitutional exercise should be supported, and I can only hope that it won’t be, even by RINO twerps like Susan Collins and her ilk.  But I fear for the worst.  Why?

Because, you see, this is what happens when one side of the aisle demonizes the other side successfully*:  all sorts of mischief can ensue as long as “public safety” can be trumpeted as the excuse, even when — as in the case of the three inept “rightwing”  organizations cited above — there is absolutely no circumstance or rationale under which they would behave in the manner feared.

Of course, the Left and their foot soldiers will be exempted and excused because MAGA… but you all knew that.

Range time?  I think so.  And I’m not a member of any organization such as the above.  But I am part of what can be described as the “citizen militia”, and unashamedly so.

*Here’s the international equivalent of demonizing (and eventually) criminalizing the opposition:

(link in headline)

Does everyone see the parallels, or do I have to spell them out?


I have often scoffed at people who build or live in houses located in a flood plain (or at least a place prone to occasional floods — not the same thing).  But here’s a story of a guy who did:

Nick Lupton, 60, and his wife Anne, 50, live in a converted 17th century house on the banks of the River Severn.  Since they moved into the four-bedroom detached property in Pixham, Worcestershire in 2016, the house and one-acre of land has been flooded 11 times.

But instead of weeping and wailing when his house was repeatedly underwater, he said, “Fuck this!”  and did something about it.

The couple became so fed up with the costly clear-ups, they decided to surround the entire property with a 7ft-high flood defence.  They spent four months constructing the brick barrier before finally finishing it last October – just weeks before Storm Henk swept Britain.

Here’s before:

And after:

The house itself?  Dry as a bone.  Read the whole story;  it’s excellent.  With more people like this, the Brits would still have an empire.

Of course, this being Britishland, when the flood waters go down the local council will doubtless tell him to tear the wall down because it ruins the character of the 17th-century house, or something.

But let me not be so cynical.

Not Just No

…but “fuck off and die” no.

I refer here, of course, to this push to make us all give up our regular gasoline-powered cars and replace them with fucking Duracell* vehicles.

Here’s one tale of woe.

And here’s the problematic infrastructure.

So fuck ’em.

Come to think of it, we could always switch to horses, except that those assholes at Peta will probably throw a hissy about that too.

I think I need to go to the range (he said, apropos of nothing).  Those guns aren’t going to shoot all by themselves, you know.

*And I mean no disrespect towards Duracell, who make excellent batteries.  I’m just not going to use them to power my car.

Quote Of The Day

“We’ve learned in recent years that when the Left’s theories are contradicted by the real world, they stick with the theory.  If the laboratory mice aren’t behaving as predicted, the problem isn’t the theory; it’s the mice.”Stephen Moore

Or as we used to put it:  if the facts don’t conform to the theory, they must be eliminated.  Sic semper sinistra.

Or, pictorially:

“We don’ need no steenkin’ rails!”