Quote of the Day–Joe Huffman (01/30/2011)

“The same sort of thing happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany.  Each little infringement it was always just a little bit easier to do what they wanted rather than what they should have done.  It is easier to comply and get through this, this indignity, this infringement, this beating, whatever it was, than to face the consequences of taking the big step.“ –Joe Huffman on BB & Guns.

[This was said while discussing the TSA and their behavior towards law abiding citizens. 

Joe is right,  the problem is most people can not take the risk to fight back.  It is easier to just walk through the line, than to fight back.  When you fight back, you will probably win in the end, but it also will cost you time, money, and possibly even your job.  People comply with the TSA out of fear, and that is terrorism.  The terrorists from overseas have been replaced by people from the government using the claim of necessityNow that government is doing all it can to make sure it has a monopoly over airport screenings to continue their reign of terror.  Remember, it will only get worse, and we have seen these tiny encroachments in history before.   -B]

Monopoly anyone?

TSA chief John Pistole said Friday he has decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports, saying he does not see any advantage to it.

No they don’t want it expanding because heaven forbid people realize that there are alternatives to the abuse from the TSA.  The only reason currently people put up with them is out of fear.  Some people were finally getting the balls to tell them to F’ Off and of course being the government they need to stop it.  We can’t have any sheep people with alternative choices, we must be the ONLY choice. Congratulations everyone, you are stuck with a single vendor with no alternate choice.  That single vendor is the government, paid for by you, to molest and harass your children, violate your women, and abuse you.

“I examined the contractor screening program and decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports as I do not see any clear or substantial advantage to do so at this time,” Pistole said.

The substantial advantage you pompous ass-hat is that it would be a private company, not the government.  As such it would be more liable to restrain itself from abusing people.  It appears you would rather just stand on your pulpit and yell “Respect my Authoritah!”  Heaven forbid we have someone doing the scanning that could get fired, put in jail, and not have a position which makes him think he’s a god.

I have long resigned to no longer flying commercially until the TSA is done.  The only reason I will fly is for business, and even then the first words out of my mouth is going to be, “Are we taking one of the jets?”  In order to keep my job though, I’m going to have to surrender to the TSA if it’s commercial.  How is that acceptable?  Fear is used to deprive us of our rights.  It’s no longer the fear of terrorism, but of the loss of our jobs or jail.

Because it’s Awesome

I stumbled across this today and fell over laughing at the headline.

Why Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians

I have the answer to that question, because it’s that freaking awesome. 

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.” – Thomas Jefferson

I’m really craving a Bacon Explosion from CD’s Smoke Pit now.

Just mind your own business!

A man was having a cell phone conversation in his car while parked in a parking lot.  It was then rudely interrupted by the police.

After identifying the vehicle and person in question, Hughes said a decision was made on the scene for police to attempt contact. They were able to communicate with him and he voluntarily exited the vehicle. No weapon was found and the individual was taken into custody without incident less than 20 minutes after police arrived on scene.

What the hell did they take the man into custody for.  Because the following sentence is this wonderful item:

The individual was talking on a cell phone at the time of the incident. It’s likely that is the object the passerby identified as a gun.

A note to whoever the idiot was that called it in, mind your own freaking business.  You took 20 minutes of this man’s life over a phone call because you can’t differentiate a cell phone from a gun.  Plus all the people who’s days were disrupted trying to conduct their business.  Not to mention the police department who were too stupid to evaluate the situation and realize that the person who called it in needs a swift kick to the ass.  What would have happened if that person had been legally carrying.  Now he had a weapon in the car and it becomes and argument of he said she said.  He just “switched” to the phone.  Mind your own business unless you’re in fear for your life, and in that case return fire.  I’m sure in a previous life the individual that called lived in Germany and had all of his neighbors hauled off.  We can’t have anyone doing anything that someone else doesn’t have their approval for.  Heaven forbid someone talk on their cell phone while sitting in a parking lot instead of while barreling down the highway at 60MPH.  End Rant.

Quote of the Day-Michael Roberts(01272011)

To reiterate, people are compelled to comply with the violation of their personhood, and even the degradation of passenger safety, because they are afraid of what will happen if they refuse. And coercion by fear, called by any other name, is nevertheless the very epitome of terrorism. Whereas politicians make promises in exchange for power, the leveraging of fear to control the actions and decisions of others in society is the work of tyrants.” –Michael Roberts

[Michael Roberts is the pilot who refused the whole body scanners and started the public awareness campaign.  I highly suggest reading his speech given at the The Stripping of Freedom conference.

There is no question that the TSA is illegal and should be annihilated out of existence.  Their abuse of law abiding citizens in unforgivable yet many consider it necessary.  I am given no option in this, and people have vacated my rights for me that weren’t their rights to vacate to begin with. I am astonished when I hear someone say that is the cost for wanting to travel.  This is beyond what was done in Soviet Russia, how is this acceptable?  To be willing to vacate your rights out of fear means you weren’t worthy of them to begin with.

As Mr. Roberts says many are still traveling because they have to.  They put up with it out of fear.  Fear that if they refuse to travel they may loose their job, and on the other side fear of jail should they speak out against the screenings, there by still loosing their employment.  I would rather have an airline check luggage for bombs, even this is futile for the most part, and allow anyone with a concealed weapon permit to carry on board an aircraft.  I flew numerous times prior to September 11th with a knife in my pocket.  America did change on September 11th, it changed because of a bunch of intellectual cowards in congress created the DHS and flushed our rights down the drain. –B]

Come to bed honey…

I can’t someone’s wrong on the internet.

So a forum linked to one of my posts yesterday.  Before going to bed I went to look at the forum thread I am greeted with this wonderful blast of idiocy at the end:

Maybee i read this wrong but wont this also make assisted opening knifes illeagal?

(Spelling errors are left in place.)

Well, at least he admits that he possibly read it wrong.  The text of the bill can be seen here.  But suffice it to say that RCW 9.41.250 will be amended to add the following:

unless the suppressor is legally registered and possessed in accordance with federal law

When laws are amended, they underline additions, strike out removals. Section 9.41.250 currently reads:

(1) Every person who:
     (a) Manufactures, sells, or disposes of or possesses any instrument or weapon of the kind usually known as slung shot, sand club, or metal knuckles, or spring blade knife, or any knife the blade of which is automatically released by a spring mechanism or other mechanical device, or any knife having a blade which opens, or falls, or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement;
     (b) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or
     (c) Uses any contrivance or device for suppressing the noise of any firearm,
is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
     (2) Subsection (1)(a) of this section does not apply to:
     (a) The possession of a spring blade knife by a law enforcement officer while the officer:
     (i) Is on official duty; or
     (ii) Is transporting the knife to or from the place where the knife is stored when the officer is not on official duty; or
     (b) The storage of a spring blade knife by a law enforcement officer.

This legislation is attempting to correct one of many wrongs in this horrible piece of crap that the state of Washington has laid upon it’s citizens.  To the person that wrote the comment above, don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a reason I’m being brash.  Coming out and saying something like that can get people to pull support because of your misinformation.  I would like to point out though, pretty much every locking blade I have ever had, I have figured out how to open it with an “outward, downward, or centrifugal thrust or movement.”  It’s next on my list of things to attack in this law, but it’s better to do things one step at a time.  It has been extremely difficult getting just the suppressor change this far. I wanted to post a kind statement, but since I got stuck waiting for admin approval to point out the inaccuracy I decided to be a little more forward.

Another TSA Lawsuit

This time from Jesse Ventura.

Jesse Ventura filed the lawsuit Monday in a Minnesota federal court against the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA, claiming that his right to not be subject to unwarranted searches and seizures is consistently violated when he flies.

The article then goes on to say that one of the key motivations is that Jesse Ventura is often stopped because he had hip replacement surgery.  Medical hardware of any kind makes flying a complete nightmare.  Seriously, as someone with hardware I refuse to fly.  Having a metal rod in each leg, one of which is in my femur has guaranteed a intimate visit behind the curtain since 2005.

My father in law has a prosthetic leg, the TSA wanted him to fully disassemble it.  We’re talking about every nut and bolt here where there was just bare metal for the flexing ankle.  What we have is people who barely have a high school education on a power trip, because someone felt that this would make us feel safer.  The TSA is A Security Theater, it makes the idiots think their safe while the rest of us get screwed.

Mr. Ventura is attacking on the grounds that they are warrantless searches, and a violation of the 4th amendment.  This also ignores the fact that they are trampling on rights that people cannot voluntarily surrender.  It’s good to see this happening in conjunction with the others currently in the works. 

Quote of the Day–Tamara (01/26/2011)

“At some point in American history, the first clause of Section 3 of our CEO’s job description,

“He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient…”

came to be interpreted as “Our Dear Leader shall, once per year, commandeer all our airwaves so that He might make the Divine Will known to us all. And then all the networks shall read the entrails of a goat. And there will be much rejoicing.”” – Tamara K. (Something I don’t Understand)

[I no longer have TV service and am instead just watching things occasionally on Netflix.  Even when I still had TV I never really watched the SOTU, instead I would read it.  It is considerably quicker to read without the long pauses for the praises clapping from the congregation congress.  His domination of the airwaves though is quite annoying, especially since all he does is read a damn teleprompter.  I can read on my own and don’t need the teacher to read it too me.  After the 10 minutes of reading, unlike the stooges that sit around watching the damn thing I can go back to being productive.  Some one has to be productive to fund the governments spending. Though now that I just discovered this, that could have been fun! –B]