An Open Letter to Virginia Democrats

I just ranted about how the media is lying about Monday’s VCDL Lobby Day rally. Allow me to explain the lie in greater detail to the real victims in Virginia.

Dear urban Democrats who elected these psychopathic crime-enablers,

You fucked up. You elected Democrats who promised to reduce “gun” violence. And give you lots of free shit, of course. Plus, you probably thought you were sticking it to those damned rural redneck Republicans. Look at the bills they filed. Look at what they really gave you exchange for your votes. They lied. You should have noticed that their lips were moving.

The bills they’ve filed:

  • Ignore criminal activity.
  • Ease bail requirements.
  • Reduce penalties for criminal convictions.
  • Restore more felon rights.

Look it up. There are hundreds of bills, so it will require work, but do it.

There is nothing in there about enhanced sentencing for violent criminals, no task force to stop illegal gun trafficking, no push to recover stolen guns.

Sure, they’re also planning to give you more free shit, and that’s why you really voted for them. Who doesn’t want free shit? But there’s a catch.

They’re making it easier for criminals to steal all that free shit from you.

And just in case you catch on — finally, if unlikely even with this warning, because you are dumbasses — and decide you need a gun at long last to defend your life and free shit, tough shit.

Sorry, they’re making that tougher. Expensive background checks making firearms less affordable for poor folks. Waiting periods so you’re out that money you can’t really spare and still without protection. One gun a month rationing; you’ll have to decide if daddy going to work on midshift needs protection more than mommy watching the kids. And many of the best home defense guns will be banned (outright if they get their way, but — bare minimum — no one who doesn’t have one already will be allowed to get one, BFYTW). More “gun-free” zones where you suckers become a helpless targets of violent criminals who obey gun laws as much as they obey laws against robbery.

If you happen to already have guns for your — and your children — protection, they have bills to let them take those guns from you even if you’ve never committed a crime, and even if there’s no proof that you are going to commit a crime. All it takes is an unsubstantiated claim from a thug who wants a unarmed victim that someone in your home might, maybe, someday, perhaps. You don’t even get a hearing first. But they’ll take your guns very publicly, ensuring the neighborhood thugs know you’re helpless.

If you resist the police when they try to take them, they can kill you. After they drag your body away, the scavengers can come take all the free shit you no longer have a use for.

If you do survive the seizure, you’re now easy meat for the freelance thugs.

That’s right dumbasses. In exchange for your votes for free shit and “preventing gun violence” your delegates and senators and governor are ensuring you’re fodder for their real constituents: The violent criminals. Why did you think McAuliffe restored voting rights for 200,000 felons?

Enjoy being fleeced of your free shit, and slaughtered. You voted for it.


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I like writing for The Truth About Guns. For one thing it gives me a much wider audience than I have here or even The Zelman Partisans. The downside is many of the people who comment on columns. This morning I resolved to stop reading any comments there.

For every insightful commenter who adds value to the discussion in the form of information I lacked, or some aspect I overlooked, I was wading through dozens of off-topic remarks, fake news, racist diatribes, or the ever-popular “You’re wrong. It doesn’t do that; it does this [insert exactly what I had said],” along with “No, you’re wrong; you said [insert something the opposite of what I said].”

The last straw was a commenter who, on an analysis of a gun control bill, simply declared that I was racist and homophobic. I have no idea what prompted that since neither race nor preference had anything to do with what I wrote and were never mentioned.

James Hogan’s novel Mission to Minerva involved a quantum, multidimensional multiverse in which a character suggested that ridiculous disagreements over facts or complete non sequiturs might be attributed to quantum leakage between close, almost identical universes. That might explain some of the comments I see; the poster read a different column in another universe, then accidentally slipped over here to type a response.

I did learn one thing, though. To avoid some of those misunderstandings, I”’ need to write at a lower reading grade level at TTAG than I do here or at TZP. And I need to put more effort into explaining cause/effects, showing logic chains, and explaining assumptions which I thought to be fairly basic.

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Breitbart Bullshit On Climate “Prediction”

I tend to like Breitbart because their articles usually link to the source of their claims so you can fact-check them easily. So in that sense, this John Nolte piece is good.

Nolte: Department of Defense Predicted Climate Change Would Destroy Us by 2020
Well, welcome to the year 2020! And welcome to yet another fake doomsday prediction number 42 from our renowned climate experts!

Fact-Checker Says: Nolte is full of shit. Read the report for yourself.

1. It isn’t a climate change prediction. It’s a what-if scenario they say is improbably extreme. Agencies do that all the time, to figure out what to plan for should the improbable actually occur.

In fact, in engineering that’s best practice. Would you care to fly in a airliner that was designed to work only in the most likely conditions? Or would you prefer one designed to survive sudden downdrafts without the wings coming off? Maybe you’d like it to have fuel capacity to maintain a holding pattern on arrival if traffic is backed up. It would suck to run out of fuel and crash after a long flight simpy because you were fourth in line to land, rather than first.

2. It wasn’t the Department of Defense. It was the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena; says so right on the Report Documentation Page. And note that the DOD isn’t even listed as a sponsoring agency. If you’re unclear on this, JPL is owned by NASA.

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Opinion: S/p/a/c/e/ GRAFTport Camden

For years, a group of cronies in Camden County, Georgia have been sucking up millions of local taxpayer dollars for an alleged “spaceport.”

Steve Weinkle, of Spaceport Facts, has almost single-handedly been tracking the whole criminal enterprise.

First off, unlike any other licensed spaceport in the US, rockets launched from the proposed site would travel directly over inhabited islands, and a national park.

There is a Navy base here with ballistic nuclear missile subs. The Navy forced us to close our dinky little general aviation airport because it was deemed a security risk to the base. Yet somehow the Spaceport Camden clownshow insisted the Navy would allow rocket launches right next door.

HINT: The Navy doesn’t test their own missiles here. They cruise down to Cape Canaveral to launch.

Aside: When the decision to close the airport was made, they were supposed to build a new one to support the businesses there. The Navy granted some extensions just to give them time for that. Instead, they’ve been blowing millions on Graftport Camden. One skydiving business was forced to close completely due to nowhere to work from, leading to a suicide. We still don’t have an airport.

The clownshow likes to talk up how this area was considered for a launch facility in the ’60s. They sorta gloss over the fact that it was rejected, and Cape Canaveral chosen. Decades later, the area is even more built up, and more densely populated than it was when it was deemed unsuitable.

Citizens like Steve have been trying to get the safety data that was supposed to be part of the FAA application for a launch license. In violation of the law, requests were refused. Now we know why.

Go read these three Spaceport Facts blog posts:

TL;DR: The FAA has put the application on hold yet again because the county has refused for years to file required safety data. Nor did they ever address the national security issues of launching rocket next to a nuke sub base.

For years these corrupt scumbags have known the license couldn’t be issued, declined to do things that potentially could get one issued, put sucked up nearly $8 million (and still counting to the tune of tens of thousands per month) of our money.

Currently, the unindicted co-conspirators are stalling the FAA, by trying to revise the license application for small rockets only, as opposed to original medium rocket proposal. But the FAA has already said that still doesn’t address the unanswered questions of fire and national security.

Every participant in this scam, including their little aerospace “consultant” (who, last I checked, seems to have zero clients other “Spaceport” Camden), needs to be arrested and charged with fraud. Throw in RICO, too. Their assets need to be frozen until conviction, at which point it’s all seized to try to recoup some of our losses. And seeing as how people are getting convicted of encouraging or driving others to suicide, charges for the airport-related suicide may be appropriate.

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