Counting Ballots

They already bought the votes, and paid good-money for ‘em, so they weren’t NOT going to count them.  Besides, as a famous(ly corrupt) windbag-person once said, “What Difference Does it Make?”  Sleazebag pol and Anti-Gun attempted gun-runner Leland Yee Receives 10 Percent of the Vote in California…Only the winning Democrat (30.1 percent) and the more popular Republican candidate (29.6 percent) came in ahead.
Sheesh.

Meh Doux Blarg – The Reading

Being a bit under the weather is a fine time to do some reading – between naps and old-people stuff – and so far have finished Bobbi’s  I Work On A Starship and then went on to Jim’s The Grey Man: Vignettes (Volume 1)  and after that (yesterday) finished Marko’s Terms of Enlistment before getting into Bill’s humongous tome, Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster – really all very well and seriously done works.
Bobbie get’s props for Space Nazis (!) and the very early years of Star-flight (had me going back to The Old Negro Space Program, almost) in such a detailed technical way that even the door-latched close with a realistic clang that even The USOS Seaview never had.  I’m glad to say I have met two out of four of the writers, and hope to meet the rest sometime in a gun-fun situation.

Jim get’s props for being and knowing Real Americans as it were – and the Heart of Texas, plus some double-good take-down scenes as his Gray Man yarn goes from the dusty back-country to the high seas to political with romance and sniper-work thrown in for good measure, “Sling UP!”

Marko‘s works takes us through two military services, and then off-planet away from a dystopian soylent-green scenario to the siege of a space-colony under duress by alien weather-makers…

And Bill is quintessentially Bill – and good at it, weaving together multiple character POV’s, both good-guys and bad-guys and greasy politicians and people in-between, in a Tale of Destruction, as the US sags and collapses under the weight of a terrorist EMP attack. Only *I* have to get over the Beretta Tomcat, but/since he’s worked it well into the plot – and also I’m only on page 139.

Killing us Softly with His Drones

Americans can watch on TV as their own “inherent right of self-defense” as represented by the 2nd Amendment is being stripped-away in hearing after hearing on Civilian Gun Control that exempts Law Enforcement and the DOJ. Meanwhile Obama’s promised “fundamental transformation of The United States” continues with the froo-froo concept of Due Process targeted and blown-up as a leaked white-paper from the Eric Holder DOJ is revealed to have secretly issued itself a (confidential) Justice Department go-ahead ruling that hammers out and justifies a rough, vague, and loose legal framework allowing #TheDroneProgram to go forward with the targeted killing of American citizens.
Calling it, “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” (but given the Administrations attack on the 2nd Amendment it seems to be reserved for the .Gov and Officialdom) Eric Holder claimed the such attacks are justified if the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.” Thus The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission. The extrajudicial use of lethal force, away from any so-called ‘hot’ battlefield, can be used against a “Terrorist” – who can be almost anyone merely and secretly acccused by a single “well-informed high level administration official”, as they see fit… As Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement:

“This is a profoundly disturbing document, and it’s hard to believe that it was produced in a democracy built on a system of checks and balances. It summarizes in cold legal terms a stunning overreach of executive authority – the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any judicial involvement before or after the fact.”

Bi-Partisanship!

Thanks to the Weekly Standard, the headline resonates with cross-aisle commingling:  Some Dems Will Likely Join Republicans to Vote for Repeal.

Larry Kissell of North Carolina has already said he will vote for repeal. Kissell, who will also be skipping the Democratic National Convention in nearby Charlotte and has declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, voted against Obamacare in 2010 but also voted against repealing the law in 2011.

 

Global Cult of Ice and Fire

What modern people tend to forget (and think, “Oh my goodness, *how highly improbable!*”) is that the 15,000+ year old ancient pagan alignment of Earth-Mother worship always requires a blood sacrifice, hot or cold, adult or child, one way or the other – it’s Nature’s way and you can’t really “modernize” it with some superficial “tribal” tattoos and hipster moral equivalence. Something not even the much vilified Catholic Priests are accused-of. The Racist Progressives of a near-Century ago (and lingering today among the Elite), from Wilson to Dewey were as hip and modern and aligned and Educated as they could possible be, and practically worshiped Social Darwinism – partly out of self-interest because it put them at the cutting edge of the Social Awareness, and it was they who lead the charge of Eugenics to cleanse and detoxify the societal-body. The President of Stanford University (at who’s Junior-High named school I attended) wrote the damn book on it: The Blood of the Nation: A Study in the Decay of Races by the Survival of the Unfit. Can’t get much more West-Coast Progressive than that, supported by the moral-equivalent Unitarians who believe in God – or whatever you want to believe-in, here have a cup of coffee fellow, and shelter from the cold… And now they are trying to de-couple the historical link and frame it in another way to preserve their position among the Leadership Elites.

Legislative Cold Contempt on Display

As some people have noticed, even the self-absorbed LA Times, some members of our California Stupidlslature think they should get themselves a hidden shoulder thing that goes up – for themselves but not for the rest of us. Au contraire.
As Danger Mouse pointed-out,

“City of Bell, Vernon, Cudahy and Maywood – bastions of political ethics and integrity. Who is their Assemblyman? Why, it’s John Perez, Speaker of the House!!!! Way to fly low and under the radar. Question to Mr.Perez: Has he had any contact or dealing any city official mentioned in his capacity? Would he mind opening his professional, campaign and personal finances up to public scrutiny.”

Perhaps the criminals in the Capitol don’t want the population to be able to defend themselves against their criminal enterprise?
These are the same people who can’t pass a budget, the same people who are in bed with and accept campaign funds from the same Unions, Industries and Developers they are supposed to “regulate.” These are the crooks and liars and scum of the Stupidslature.
They have already proven their financial incompetence and their political incompetence – should they demonstrate further incompetence in gun-handling? They already enjoy a level of on-call Police Protection that none of us get to have, and in the case of Citizens the Cops are indemnified against their own inaction but can be called-down when they mess-up a Politician’s security?

If these jerks are unable to trust the People with shall-issue concealed carry, why on earth should we trust them with a weapon – or even any financial instrument?

NOooo!! CA Gerrymander Proposition 27 – Lies, Fakery, and Falsity

From Ballot☆Pedia

At first I was enamored by the surface of this protest, to see the reflection of my own handsome face in the mirror-pond, wearing my old Youth Brigade beret and flowing hair – and feel the immense rippling power of my collective awesomeness.

Then the waters actually did ripple and with consciousness I saw my balding Earthworm Jim visage, the thin gray chest hair, and my delusion of grandiosity died.

If there was ever a DoubleTalk-DoubleSpeak award this might get it.
If the googly-eyed pinchy botox-faced Nancy Pelosi, the sad-clown Communist Barbara Lee, and psychotically deranged Lynn Woolsey gave money to it, it must be self-serving.

If scumbucket George Soros is for it, beyond simply being bad it is very likely to be evil.

The Incumbents and Political Master-Class want their power back and the will pay millions in their effort to return control to themselves. They want to eliminate the little people who are on the Commission and return it to the untrustworthy, lying fat-cats of Incumbistan.  For the greedy stupid Pasha’s to get their power back they preform Jihad on the electorate and Taqiyya. The lying.

Donor Amount
Haim Saban $2,000,000
AFSCME $1,250,000
Working 4 Working Americans $500,000
Democratic State Central Committee of California $250,000
Judy Chu TruPAC $125,000
Charles Calderon for State Assembly Committee $100,000
George Soros $100,000
Peter Angelos $100,000
Louise Gund $100,000
Edith Wasserman $100,000
Zenith Insurance $100,000

Note: “Working 4 Working Americans” is described by Capitol Weekly as “a Washington, D.C.-based, labor-backed group.”

17 Democratic congressmen either gave money directly to the campaign or whose campaign committees gave money:

Mike Honda, shame on you!
And it’s entirely partisan, no members of the Republican Party have made any move to support this bayotch, while members of the Democratic Party are bankrolling it either personally through their state senate or state assembly campaign committee, or through a ballot measure campaign committee set up with their name on it:

Politician Office held Party Amount
Charles Calderon State Assembly, District 58 Democrat $100,000
Mike Eng State Assembly, District 49 Democrat $100,000
Bob Blumenfield State Assembly, District 40 Democrat $85,000
John Perez State Assembly, District 46 Democrat $49,000
Alex Padilla State Senate, District 20 Democrat $34,000
Felipe Fuentes State Assembly, District 39 Democrat $30,000
Nancy Skinner State Assembly, District 14 Democrat $30,000
Karen Bass State Assembly, District 47 Democrat $20,000

Bastards! No to 27 – this stuff is the ugly sausage-factory of politics.