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Thoughts on a Dead Gorilla named Harambe

I’ve heard folks go on and on about how intelligent the great apes are. For the most part, all the experts (Jane Goodall et al) all confirm that a Great Ape (such as the lowland silverback gorilla) have the equivalent intelligence of around a four year old.

Not having personally observed a four year old gorilla, I have to take the word of an expert. I will now go officially on record to say that I agree and accept the premise of experts that a silverback gorilla’s intelligence and mental development is that of a four year old human child.

Got that? I agree with the experts on the intelligence and mental development of gorilla’s.

I have, on the other hand, witnessed firsthand, on four distinct occasions in my lifetime, the intelligence and mental development of a four-year-old human child. One girl and three boys worth (current ages being 35, 28, 18, 17, girl being oldest).

Let me tell ya, four-year-olds all behave the same, because INSTINCT has yet to be bred out of them and replaced with GOOD MANNERS and or socially-acceptable behaviors.

I can also say with utter surety, that if it weren’t for ADULTS trying to “train out” the instinctual behaviors of said offspring when they hit the four-year-old mark and simply let the four year olds BE four-year-olds, these same-said adults who are now all butt-hurt over the dead gorilla would be nodding sagely and saying “Yep….that kid was in danger, no doubt about it.”

You see…here’s the thing about four-year-olds…they are selfish, possessive, and obstinate as hell, and if you’ve ever observed four-year-olds in a sandbox, you can immediately see the actions of the gorilla for what they were….this was something new, he’s the Alpha, and the new-and-shiny thing that just dropped in from the sky immediately became “Its Mine! Its Mine!”

Sorry folks….that animal was not “protecting the boy”. That animal was, in fact, “protecting” what it deemed was his property, by right of his social stature as Alpha male. The kid fell in, the ape went to investigate. Immediately upon getting close to the kid, the crowd of hairless apes standing on the other side of the moat began INSTINCTUALLY yelling, screaming, waving their arms, and baring their teeth as their pie-holes widened in the attempt to turn up the volume of their instinctual screeching.

Do yourselves a favor and go watch YouTube videos of how apes behave with each other….when a group of them wants something that one of them has claimed, they all start screeching, waving their arms, and baring their teeth. The so-called human “adults” were behaving like apes with a four-year-old mentality when said apes want something that another ape has claimed.

Harambe, as Alpha, was protecting what he deemed was his in accordance with HIS social pecking-order status of HIS group that lives in HIS enclosure. And as the Alpha, he was free to do with said property as he felt. If he decided that he wanted a snack, that four-year-old boy was nothing more than a Twinkie or a Ho-Ho, or a can of Pringles.

The zoo acted properly, they acted as quickly as they could, and a HUMAN life was saved.

Thats right…I place the value of a human life higher on the pecking order than other life. Sue me…I’m a carnivore, and I’ve killed my food before. Just because we, as humans are evolved from the same tree as the great apes, doesn’t mean that I’m all squishy-feely about Harambe as some sort of a far-distant relative.

Quite to the contrary, I understand the danger of a four-year-old mind stuffed into a 400 pound package that could probably bench-press easily twice its weight. If that thought doesn’t scare the bejesus out of you, nothing will.

So yeah….while its unfortunate that a member of an endangered species had to be put down, it was the proper action. And for the Love of Christ, stop blaming the parents. Four-year-olds are sneaky and slippery things. This was not the fault of the parents.

Just knock it off already.

This is why we’re in the shitter…

So, this happened on the last day of the NRA Annual Convention.

I was up in Louisville KY, at the NRAAM. A friend (who happens to write for the NRA magazine, Shooting Illustrated) simply loved the holster I was wearing, so he decided to snap a picture of it and post it on FB.

Here’s the rig:


Here is a link to the FB for Shooting Illustrated

If you go to the link, you’ll need to scroll down a few posts to see the entry for my rig.

Here are just a few samples of the hate and vitriol in the comments:

And this guy:


Then we have this person who hates Jews:


And this fellow who is probably angry about something looking damned good and way out of his price range:


These are good…a Trifecta! One is hating that I used Elephant Hide, another thinks that carrying a 1911 cocked-and-locked is crazy, and a third that has his tinfoil hat just a wee bit too tight on his head, and is all about the Illuminati = FreeMason thing:


And just for good measure, a fellow named Brian Anderson, suggesting that there is enough ammo in private hands to murder and eradicate Masons. Gotta love some idiot calling for the murder of Freemasons simply because he doesn’t like them.


And THAT, my friends, is why this country is in the fucking toilet. Generations of morons and low-intelligence Liberal mouth-breathers who don’t understand the concept of Freedom, Liberty, and leaving your neighbor alone when he hasn’t done anything to you directly to affect or deny YOUR freedom/liberty.

Those aren’t Americans…they are Facist bastards. The country I was born is is fucking doomed.

Oh…and if anyone would feel the urge to go and verbally abuse those idiots on that thread, be my guest. And drop me an email so I can go and read your comments.

Chickens and henhouses and roosting….oh my!

OK…I’ve been beating the “If Goobermint can regulate the 2A, they can regulate all the other A’s” drum for a looooong time now.
I have progressive folk in my life, who are on my FB friends list, either because they are family, they are folks I’ve known for a very long time, etc.
So for them, I want to shine the light on what I call the Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
For a long time now, Obama and his ilk have floated the trial balloons to try to control gun ownership by saying that if someone has a fiduciary agent doing their checkbooks and bill paying, that those same folk should be in the NICS database as not having the Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms.
The biggest push though, to date, in the effort to deny We the People our 2A Right is to have the No-Fly list be blended into the NICS database. An arbitrary list that anyone can be put onto at the whim of faceless/nameless bureaucrat in Washington, a list that once you are on it you haven’t the ability to discover why you are on it, you have very little recourse for getting off it, and the list itself is shrouded in secrecy. There is no transparency, there are no hard-and-fast guideline that We the People can read, debate, nor investigate so that we can bring suit for Constitutional Violations of our Enumerated Rights.
Yeah….I just LOVE hearing the wailing, teeth-gnashing, and the taste of those bitter tears when the tables get turned on the same folk who want to try to deny MY rights…
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“The United States Secret Service—the agency that protects the president, foreign dignitaries, and various government officials, among other critical duties—has assumed an expanded new power that has Washington journalists up in arms.|
The law enforcement agency—whose once-pristine reputation has been tarnished in recent years by scandal, congressional investigations and, more to the point, aggressive investigative reporting—is for the first time ever running background checks on thousands of journalists who want to attend this summer’s Republican and Democratic Party nominating conventions.
Journalists who don’t pass muster—in what several complain is an inscrutable security screening process for which there are no plainly established criteria, and from which there is no appeal—will be denied credentials to cover the GOP’s July 18-21 conclave in Cleveland, at which reality show billionaire Donald Trump is expected to be nominated, and the Democrats’ July 25-28 meeting in Philadelphia, at which former New York senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton will likely be named the standard-bearer.”
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To these Libs and Progs who cheered as Gun Owners were getting pummeled by our “elected representatives” with law after law trying to neuter the Second Amendment, all I can say is “too bad, so sad”…you started this mess, you made this bed, now you get to sleep in it.
And for the rest of the Lib/Prog movement that has recently been banging the *radical muslims are people too* drum and wanting open borders, trying to tell me that sharia law could NEVER come to pass in the USA, blahblahblah….screw you too. Because when it comes to pass, the first of the American Peoples that will be taken out to the coastlines, buried up to their necks in the sand, and stoned to death will be the openly flaunting LGBT peoples. Then after what the new muslim overlords will deem a successful cleansing of the most egregious and fully visible affront to their sensibilities, they will turn to Christians and Jews…lather-rinse-repeat.
And no….I do not think that the Libs/Progs have the intestinal fortitude to fight a physical, bloody, messy, and wholly savage war to protect their own way of life, nor their turf. And I damn sure don’t think that the gun-lovers they’ve screwed over will be inclined to acquiesce to their request.
Which means no.

They haven’t got a clue….

OBambi’s *gun control by executive order* is nothing more than re-arranging the living room furniture.
Back in the 1990’s then POTUS Clinton spouted the tripe about *too many kitchen-counter gun dealers* being the problem with guns getting into the hands of criminals. In 1994 there were just shy of 250,000 licensed gun dealers in the country. By 2007, there were only 50,000 +/- and the gun-control whacko’s were all preening and puffing about how this was a *great step forward in gun-control*.
Now OBumble just REVERSED the Clinton Executive Order with his own EO stating that if you even sell as little as two guns privately, you need to get a license to do so…which is what folks were happily doing before the Clinton EO.
The ATF is already tooting that train whistle loudly. When I got my FFL four years ago, they made sure I had a *real business* (ie: business license and sales tax certificate). The ATF guidance TODAY is that it doesn’t matter if you have a business or not, it doesn’t matter if you have a storefront or not, it doesn’t matter if you sell one gun or one thousand guns a year….you gotta get your FFL.
Smoke and mirrors, folks. Bread and Circuses. Back in the 1990’s the gun control nutjobs stated that DECREASING the nuber of License holders would *make us safer*.
Now they are saying that INCREASING the number of license holders will *make us safer*.
This just proves that the gun-control freaks and the scared-of-inanimate-object-panty-pissers have no damned clue what they want or what they are talking about.

Gun Buybacks?

What the hell is it with Congressleeches talking about gun *buybacks* by the FedGov?

*Buyback*, by its very definition, infers someone giving you the money YOU originally gave THEM to purchase a product. Last I checked, the FedGov isn’t selling guns to the citizenry, so they can’t, by definition, *buy back* something that they never produced/sold in the first place.

They could, if they were so inclined, make *offers to purchase* privately owned guns, and the populace could tell the Congressleeches to shove their money up their collective asses.

This is the problem with the un-educated generations we’ve been pushing through the progressive-infiltrated schools….they’ve been taught that their Rights are *granted* by a benevolent Goobermint, and that said benevolent Goobermint can do things like *buy back* private property.

We fought a war against that very mindset over 230 years ago…we don’t live in a monarchy where its assumed that everything belongs to a king, and only by his good graces do you own anything.

The cow-towed generations we’ve produced are going to have a rude awakening when the Tree of Liberty gets watered again. And I fear that time will come sooner rather than later.

So I’m going through my Book of Face thing…

And I realize that Liberals and Progressives are the dumbest fucking lifeforms on the planet.

Thats all I wanted to say.

Da Stooopid! It Burnses us!

This takes the cake, folks. I’m sitting here with my jaw dropped, staring at the words in another browser window, concerning the San Bernadino shooting…

“Officials said Farook and Malik were dressed in assault style clothing and had assault rifles.”

That quote can be found here.

What in the world is *assault style clothing*? Cargo pants? Military BDU’s? Because I’ll be honest, I own those. Hell, I used to go to work each day (when I worked for a scared-of-its-own-shadow politically-correct lawsuit-averse defense contractor) wearing either cargo pants or BDU’s.

Every. Day.

So are the *common sense gun law* nuts going to come out of the woodwork now and demand that FFL’s all across the USA start profiling their customers, and if someone walks in wearing BDU’s, they get a Firearm Privilege Point taken away, but if they are muslim they get TWO Firearm Privilege Points in their favor, but if they are WHITE muslim they loose THREE Firearms Privilege Points, and seeing that their total Firearm Privilege Points were less than 1, they are not allowed to get a gun?

Think that this kind of stupidity can’t happen? I got news for you….Diane Frankenfienstien is chomping at the bit right now (literally and figuratively….she’s as ugly as an old wagon hag) trying to figure out how to spin this for even more gun control in a State that already earned the coveted A+ rating by the Brady Campaign whackadoodles.

I can see it now….Cargo pants and BDU’s will require a special Clothing Permit in California, where you go and submit your fingerprints and undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine why you want to own BDU’s.

You’ll need an Assault Clothing ID Card to go to Vern’s Army-Navy Surplus, and need to fill out a form 4474 Assault Clothing Background Check Form with each purchase. Additionally, if the BDU’s have two or more *military-style assault clothing features*, you’ll need to pay a special $200 NCA Tax (National Clothing Act Tax) to be able to possess them, but you’ll be restricted to only wearing them in the State that they are registered in, and if you wish to cross into another State with them you’ll need to transport the BDU’s in a locked container and put them on ONLY when you reach your pre-approved destination, and only on the dates that you submitted to the BCAJOSS (Bureau of Clothing, Apparel, Jewelry, and Other Scary Stuff.)

Times like this I pray for the Big Shake that splits California from the mainland, and sends it out into the Pacific.

There is a storm brewing…

Its a storm of epic Constitutional proportions.

Donald Trump, the firebrand huckster trying to nail the Republican nomination, came out today in favor of weaving the names on the terrorist watchlist into the NICS database.

A list, mind you, which is arbitrary, secret, with no judicial oversight.

A list that would mean people would be denied their Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and be denied without Due Process.

Every question on the 4473 form (The Brady Background Check form) addresses and deals with people who, by virtue of having had their day in court, are a *prohibited person*….either adjudicated mentally incompetent, have a felony conviction, were dishonorably discharged from military service (this requires a courts martial, which is your day in court military-style), etc.

We are treading on VERY thin ice in this country if the terror watchlist gets mixed in with the NICS database. It will open the door to *secret lists* of people who will then be denied their First amendment rights….their Fifth Amendment Rights….on and on.

I don’t give a damn what the idiots in the asylum want. I am NOT about to trade Freedom for a false sense of security. If this is allowed to happen, we are then marching firmly down the same path which Nazi Germany walked over 75 years ago.

We, as a People, cannot allow the goobermint to get away with a blatant Constitutional violation the likes of secret lists being used to deny Rights.

It. Cannot. Stand.

The NRA and Terrorist Watchlist kerfuffle…

There has been much bloviating by the New York Daily News (a tabloid-type rag popular in New York City) about how the NRA is *helping terrorists get guns*.

These Mental Midgets are truly idiots of the highest order, and I was going to go on the attack until I found a VERY well written thread on The BookFace, and being rather adverse to sitting and typing on the keyboard, I found it better to just copy/paste to save time. Besides, he’s much more polite than I would be…

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Why the Terrorist Watchlist cannot be used in the FBI/NICS database:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Let’s examine part of that, the relevant bit. “… nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …”

Liberty would include constitutionally protected rights. So in order to restrict someone’s 2nd Amendment right to possess arms, you need to take them through the steps of Due Process. You have to get the courts involved FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. You cannot simply declare an entire class of people to be prohibited persons.

Under the law, those convicted of certain crimes are prohibited persons, as are those convicted of various drug offenses, or found to be drug abusers or addicts by the courts. Also barred from possessing firearms are those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military (a process usually involving a court martial), those who have voluntarily renounced their citizenship, illegal aliens (who, by definition, are criminals), and anyone found /by a court/ to be mentally deficient.

You cannot arbitrarily add names to the NICS list. The terror watch list and no-fly lists are arbitrary lists of names. No judges were involved in creation of those lists. No one has to be convicted of a crime to be placed on that list. Adding everyone on that list to the category of prohibited persons is not only unconstitutional, but anyone suggesting it should be done is demonstrating either a woeful misunderstanding of how the constitution works, or absolute malfeasance toward the entire American legal system and American constitutional rights. Either way, they have no place determining how things should be run in this country.

Should KNOWN terrorists be on the NICS list? Yes, they should. If you can prove to a judge that this person is a terrorist, they should be barred from possessing firearms. But you have to go through the steps. If you have to obtain a ruling ex parte, so be it. Sometimes there’s no way around it (the defendant cannot be found or refuses extradition to the US, etc). In those cases, I’m sure a judge would allow the case to proceed without the defendant being present, as long as a lawyer were appointed to represent his interests. If the evidence shows that the person is a terrorist, then put them on the NICS list and keep them there until they appear to contest the ruling. Then they can examine the evidence against them, craft a defense, etc.

Due Process. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.

We’ve gone quietly into that Good Night

I’m saddened by the thought that my dad and his parents sacrificed for naught. They left behind all their possessions save for a single suitcase (no, its not dramatics…my dad and his parents literally had the clothes they would need in one suitcase) and escaped Communist Yugoslavia in 1956 by boat. They left the islands in the archipelago in the northern Adriatic, and crossed to Italy seeking asylum.

Then they waited in a refugee camp for two years until the paperwork was processed, their sponsors here in the States were vetted, and they were allowed to come to America.

I was the first born in the USA on my dads side. My grandfather told me about what life was like in Yugoslavia under Tito. No freedom, little money, hardscrabble life.

My grandfather left behind land because it was essentially useless when you weren’t allowed to farm it, cut the wood off it, hunt it, etc…

He waited, a man with no country, for two years to come here. He became American. He embraced it. Never missed an election, because, as he put it, it was a responsibility and duty to know what was going on, and to vote to ensure that we protected the fragile freedoms we had.

Its gone. We’re an empty shell of a once-great nation, consumed with self-centeredness and a sense of entitlement. Generation after generation wanted to make sure that their progeny would have a better life, and while that was a noble sentiment, all it did was deny those progeny the necessary lessons that there is no substitute for hard work, that a mans word is his bond, that a handshake and the honor placed upon it is stronger than a signature on a contract.

The citizens have lost their self-respect. And they now simply whore themselves out to the politician who promises them an easier life than the other politician. They grew up thinking that the world was their oyster, and all that they had to do was simply demand it, and it would be handed to them.

The chickens, as they say, have come home to roost.

The carcass of this country will be picked at, the last vestiges of any usable meat removed, and the bones left to bleach in the harsh sun. I for one hope that the country does get to the business of splintering and descending into anarchy done and over with sooner rather than later, as I am actually looking forward to walking off and honoring my obligation to my children of doing the dirty work of war and strife so that they might not have to.

I never thought that I would say it, but I *want* the country to go to war with itself, get the anger to the surface, purge itself of the pent up tensions, then get to the task of healing, with a renewed respect for what the Founders left to us, with it being our guiding beacon out of the darkness.


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