Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oh, How Very Not Good

Officials confirm 1st Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

From The Detroit News:

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

Oh for the days when we quarantined the heck out of areas with scary-deadly and infectious diseases like Ebola.

Detroit Rabble-Rouser Davis Pleads Guilty To Felonies, Goes On To Sue Yet Again

The Detroit Free Press: Davis can sue Detroit council over Orr tenure deal.

As usual, the Freep calls him a "Labor Activist" rather than the far more accurate "Democrat Felon".

Note that Robert Davis is rather infamous around these parts for filing tons of lawsuits on technical grounds to procedurally mess with Republicans and certain Democrat sub-groups in the State. Meanwhile, as part of the Michigan Democrat Deep Blue State corruption craze, he busily ripped off the Highland Park School District while a member of the school board there to the tune of over $180,000, and he's now pled guilty to that crime, but still continues his many lawsuits.

One begins to wonder who Davis is really working for and how deep into Michigan's core blue state he goes to get his marching orders.

So, has The Detroit Free Press done any digging into who is backing Robert Davis and paying this felon's legal bills on these multitude of quixotic lawsuits? These lawsuits that just coincidentally are done for the benefit of core Democrat constituencies? The same constituencies that are supported by the Freep? Yeah, I didn't think so.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Blog Shoot In T-34 Days and Counting

Yes, Virginia, in West Virginia, there really is a blog shoot.

And it's all for both fun and charity.

On November 1st in Jefferson County West Virginia to be precise.

Expect to run into a lot of the great bloggers from the area at the shoot, all of whom are a bunch of darn nice folks (and heavily armed to boot).

Check in with Murphy's Law at MartiniHenryWV@gmail.com for more details.

If you're closer to West Virginia than southeastern Michigan, then distance is not an excuse to miss it....

Glad The Mystery In Oklahoma Is All Cleared Up

The attack and beheading of a woman and stabbing of another in Oklahoma by an adherent of the religion-that-must-not-be-blamed is being reported as, exactly like the Ft. Hood shooting, an act of workplace violence, not as a hate crime or religiously motivated crime.

One would also think it is also being recorded as an act of violence against women.

No telling yet if it is also being recorded as an example of people more likely to be shot in the workplace when guns are present to be later added as an anti-gun statistic in junk science studies that will be quoted as authoritative later in advocating against law-abiding folks having firearms in the workplace.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Glorious Walk In The Woods

Today was a nice sunny day here in Southeastern Michigan.

So this evening instead of staying inside we went for a nice hour and twenty minute walk in a nature preserve and trail system.

We saw several deer, squirrels and other dogs. It was a nice long family walk with fresh air good for clearing our heads and getting ready for the week to come.

A nice time out in the woods and then home with a quick stop for milkshakes (purely for medicinal purposes) along the way.

Understatement Of The Day

Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State

You don't say Mr. ISIL is "a JV team".

Not to worry though, he still doesn't have a coherent strategy, and he certainly can't say the V word (victory) over Islamic extremists.

Apparently this is the closest to a statement we might get as to the strategy that isn't a strategy:

"We just have to push them back, and shrink their space, and go after their command and control, and their capacity, and their weapons, and their fueling, and cut off their financing, and work to eliminate the flow of foreign fighters," Obama told CBS in the interview taped Friday, according to excerpts released by the network.

And then what exactly, declare they're back to being a JV team and leave and ignore them until they cause another problem?

This is of course, assuming such a laundry list of nebulous and ill-defined goals can really be done without "boots on the ground" (Yes I know we have some on the ground now, but acording to Obama they don't count and aren't really there, there and aren't boots-boots.

I just hoping there's already some AF CCTs and 5th SFG boots on the ground effectively directing air strikes, but that may be too much to ask for.

Updated to add: Instapundit makes a heckuva good point:

"Obama: Intel officials underestimated ISIS. When things go well, it’s always “I, me, mine” with this guy. When things go badly, it’s always “they” who screwed up."

Yep, that's about the size of it. The buck always stops elsewhere for Obama, except when it's time to take credit for something.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Backseat Drivers are Bad, Inept Backseat Thugs Are Worse

In what may prove to be an own goal, a 21-year old thug in Mt. Clemens, Michigan managed to shoot his buddy while they were in their car.

Let this be a lesson not to have armed felons sitting behind you playing with a gun while you're driving a vehicle. I figure the vast majority of my readers already know this common-sense bit of info, but for the few of you in Mt. Clemens that don't....

Michalke said the victim told police Hamilton accidentally fired a handgun from the back seat of a Pontiac Aztek in which he was riding Sept. 8. The bullet went through the front seat and struck in the back the 20-year-old victim who was driving the vehicle on Orchard Street.

Yet another reason not to own a Pontiac Aztek.

Adding to the fun, after accidentally shooting the driver the shooter punked out and ran off, only to be arrested later.

The victim said he drove to Mount Clemens High School where he got out of the car and collapsed. A school security guard found the man. Hamilton, police said, ran from the scene before police arrived.

And as a felon in possession he's getting a whole slew of charges justifiably heaped on him, likely to be pled down later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Postal Service Does It Again

So I sent a priority mail letter on September 20 with tracking from West Bloomfield MI To Waterford MI, mainly so I had proof of delivery but also for, you know, priority mail speed. Note you can drive the distance from the start and end points in about 45 minutes or so, in traffic.

The mail route instead looked like this:

Yes, the envelope went from West Bloomfield, south to Allen Park, MI, then even farther south to LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, back up to Allen Park and finally up north to Waterford arriving there finally today after noon.

An infirm person on crutches could have walked it over faster.


DC Reluctantly Allows Restrictive Concealed Carry Permits

And Marion Barry isn't happy.

WJLATV: D.C. Council votes to allow concealed carry handguns with permit

"I don't believe in guns. I don't believe in carrying guns," said Councilmember Marion Barry, a Democrat and a former four-term mayor. "I think the public ought to understand that all of us here are doing something we really don't want to do."

It's too bad that guns aren't shaped more like crack pipes. If that was the case, then Marion Barry would be on them like Marion Barry on crack. Ah wait a minute, that analogy is rather circular...

So crack-using politicians and felons don't like law-abiding citizens carrying guns. No real surprises there.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Don't Count Your Turkey Before It Actually Steps Up

Kerry: U.S. seeks aid from Turkey against Islamic State

Turkey: Yeah, we'll get back to you on that.

The Washington Post: Turkey breaks up crowds at Syrian frontier protesting Islamic State, border closings

The money quote from the WAPO article:

“Turkey does not have a problem with ISIS,” Xelil said. “Sometimes they facilitate the transit of their fighters and even open the hospitals for their injured, while they do not allow [our] injured to cross and use their hospitals.”

Turkey would rather support ISIS to weaken the Kurds and expand Sunni Islam than fight ISIS. Methinks Kerry will be waiting for real aid and participation from Turkey for quite some time.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kroger Rejects Gun Banners' Demand

Guns Save Lives: Moms Demand Action Asked to Leave Kroger Property in Lansing, Michigan

The pearl-clutching, gun-banning group Moms Demand Aktion loses yet again.

Basically Kroger simply follows state law regarding firearms, which is as it should be. No need for them to make a big deal of it.

Good on Kroger for not giving in to the pressure of an astro-turf pressure group that wishes to deprive Michigan's residents of their rights.

Guess I'll increase my shopping at Kroger. They're already stepping up and making their stores nicer around here and have decent product and produce selections and I'm already doing a good bit of shopping at my local store. Now I'll step it up some.