“Buy-Back” Dumbfuckery

OK, any gun “buy-back” is stupid but these folks took it to a whole new level.

Trade-in triggers showdown of gun enthusiasts, gun-control activists
On a chilly Saturday morning, gun-control advocates and gun enthusiasts faced off in a small Indiana city.

Sheridan Hadley stood along a downtown main street holding a sign reading “Groceries for Guns.”

About 10 gun owners stood nearby. Two wore AR-15s across their shoulders.

Hadley’s sign guided passers-by to an April 28 gun trade-in program organized by herself and her husband, David, through their church, Wabash Avenue Presbyterian. The two retired educators felt compelled to act by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people.

No biggie so far, but wait for it.

“We initially said if we got one semi-automatic weapon and took it out of circulation, then our children and our community would be a little safer,” David Hadley said. “We got two semi-automatic weapons, so we’re twice as good as we had hoped for.”

But where did they get those “semiautomatic weapons”?

The day reaped four rifles, including two owned by David Hadley, and a small pistol turned in by a 61-year-old woman with asthma who said she needed groceries.

Does this mean Hadley — the organizer — turned ’em in? That the world is safer with him weaponless?

So I looked at that total — 4 rifles and a pistol — and looked at the amount disbursed: $200.

A pistol is $25. Semiauto “military-style” guns are $100. What else was tunred in for what amounts? Well…

He traded his father’s old semi-automatic .22-caliber shotgun for a $25 gift card to buy food.

.22 caliber… semiauto… shotgun? A family heirloom whatsit gone for twenty-five bucks. My father would come back and haunt me for that. But, pistol, shotgun: $50. That leaves $150 (of the $200) to be split three ways. They got at least one other semiauto something-or-other, so that might be $100. That would leave two $25 dollar rifles of some type, apparently not semiauto, possibly Hadley’s guns.

It’s safe to say one of the items was a junker of virtually no value because…

One trader, however, told the Hadleys he intended to cash in the gift card and buy ammunition.

Heh. But wait, there’s more.

They brought a 30-round Thermold ammunition magazine valued at about $10 in hopes of receiving a $25 gift card. They didn’t get a card because the Hadleys were offering buybacks for high-capacity magazines only.

It’s official! 30-rounds is not “high capacity;” the gun grabbers said so.

This being Indiana, the pro-gun people were out in force; ten to the Hadleys two, including the Thermold pranksters and the guy resupplying on ammo, plus…

One gun owner, hunter Douglas Gallapoo, successfully convinced people to sell firearms to him instead of turning them in at the buyback.

Gallapoo’s sign read: “I pay cash. I pay more.”

Over the course of the buyback, he paid $220 for hunting rifles, while the Hadley’s distributed $200 in gift cards.

I’m betting that Gallapoo got the good stuff. If you needed to sell something, wouldn’t you prefer cash over grocery cards? I’ll bet the only stuff that made it to the Hadleys Two was the crap that no one would buy. Possibly excepting whatever Hadley himself turned in, but he’s clearly… a dumbfuck.

That’s almost funny

So here’s this… freaking moron calling for an assortment of gun control laws:

Letter: Congress: Pass gun legislation or be voted out
Another school was on lock down on the 19th anniversary of the shooting in Colorado. Where are the bills to rein in this terror of our young people? Where is the bill to eliminate the bump stock that makes a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon? Where is the bill to require an individual to be age 21 to purchase a weapon? Where is the bill to have background checks done? Where is the bill to stop the sale of large capacity magazines? This is what is needed.

The shooter referenced was a prohibited person who unlawfully purchased a weapon, bypassing age restrictions and background checks.

The weapon was a shotgun. Not semiautomatic. No high capacity magazine. In fact, from vague descriptions, it sounds like a double-barrelled shotgun. No magazine.

No bump-fire stock, you ditz.

The shotgun was sawed-off. Illegally. More existing laws broken.

He unlawfully concealed it. He unlawfully carried it into a school.

Rule Fucking 1.

Not quite

So some locals decided to protest the sub base ’round here…

7 anti-war activists detained after vandalism on Kings Bay sub base
Seven members of a group called Kings Bay Plowshares were arrested Thursday after they slipped onto the Kings Bay Submarine Base and vandalized some signs, according to a base spokesman.

That kinda surprised me, this being a serious military town (I get offered military discounts all the time, and I last served 28 years ago). But…

Not quite.

California, Connecticut, Vermont, two from New York, Maryland, North Carolina.

Seems like they drove long ways to be the “Kings Bay” Plowshares.

ETA: I’m not sure what’s been declassified, but according to open source data on the web, the California,n at least, had to bypass four nuclear weapon storage facilities to get to Kings Bay.

Allowing physics

Can someone leak this moron’s college transcripts. He clearly failed physics.

Sessions says Justice Dept. inching closer to banning bump stocks
“We believe in that, and we have had to deal with previous ATF legal opinions, but our top people in the Department of Justice have believed for some time that we can through regulatory process not allow the bump stock to convert a weapon from a semiautomatic to a fully automatic.”

Since it’s physically impossible for a bump-fire stock to convert a semiautomatic rifle into a fully automatic rifle, not allowing it should be a snap.

Emma Gonzalez, Apple Zombie

Some people need to put down the smart phone and face reality.

A gentle reminder that all we are aiming for here is stricter gun laws that make it harder for people to get guns (because it shouldn’t be easier than getting a drivers license) and the removal of Military Grade Weapons from Civilian Society. #BanAssaultRifles #GunContolNow

— Emma González (@Emma4Change) February 25, 2018

Why, bless your heart.

I’ll take that one by one.

  • “make it harder for people to get guns”
    Please refer to the definition of “infringe“. Not even a little bit, Ripley.
  • “it shouldn’t be easier than getting a drivers [sic] license”
    Since one needs a driver’s license (or other gov-issued photo ID) to buy a firearm from an FFL… and fill out a 4473, and undergo a background check, and have a record clean of legal disabilities that would not exclude a person merely getting a driver’s license, I think you don’t know shit about firearms law, buttercup.
  • “removal of Military Grade Weapons from Civilian Society”
    No country in the world generally issues semiautomatic rifles to it regular troops, because they are not “military grade.”

Are you stupid, or an outright liar, buzzcut?

Have you considered blaming the lunatic who shot up your school, who lied on his 4473? The Sheriff who admit admits his agency took 23 calls on chumbucket, and only handled 16 of them “correctly” even by his apparently nonexistent standards? The state and local agencies that blew off a total of 42 pre-shooting calls on chumbucket, including one from the perp himself? The FBI which admits to ignoring 2 very specific warnings by name?

Have you considered blaming whoever was responsible for reporting to NICS that bucketboy had been adjudicated a “vulnerable adult die to mental illness,” meaning he was a prohibited person, and should have failed his multiple background checks?

Have you considered blaming the four deputies who refused to enter and face a shooter, demonstrating tinier testicles than your unarmed coach?

And who do you blame for your own ignorant call for the violation of human/civil rights?

If anyone is on Twitter, or has this snowflake’s email address, please forward these questions to her. I’d really like to see her answers. She can reply by the same route, or post a comment here.

That’s understandable…

…when you look at it from their POV.

New York politicians propose new law that would force Procter & Gamble to stop making Tide Pods that look like candy
Two New York politicians are calling for a new state law that, if passed, would force Procter & Gamble to make Tide pods look less appetising, and follows nationwide disgust at the Tide Pod Challenge.

State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, both New York City Democrats, announced their proposal on Tuesday – in the hopes the new law would discourage people from eating the laundry detergent pods.

Bea in mind that P&G has already changed the packaging to keep innocent little — “if it’s bright it must be candy” — children from eating the things. This is to protect “Tide Pod Challengees,” most of whom seem to be young adults. Who should know better. They’re eating Tide Pods because they know it’s laundry detergent.

In short, this proposed law is intended to protect the Democrat voter base from themselves. Mid-terms are going to be scary enough for the Ds without losing live Dimwit voters. Personally, I’m all in favor of the “Challenge.” “Think of it as evolution in actions.”

We don’t need chlorine in the gene pool. We have Tide.

Somebody said you robbed a bank.

Over at Vin Suprynowicz’s blog, I alluded to a personal encounter with the FBI. He invited me to elaborate. As it happens, I wrote about on an old, old website I used at the time. I did a little searching and found the original file, now reprinted here.

“Somebody said you robbed a bank.”

By Carl Bussjaeger, 1997

So there I am, spending my lunch hour sitting on a bench at Kiener Plaza, just like so any other downtown workers.

But that’s when things got… different.

First, a bicycle cop rode up. He approached me and said, “Somebody said you robbed a bank.” Naturally, this came as something of a surprise to me. He decided that he needed to search me for weapons. Given my usual proclivities, this could have been a problem- while I wasn’t carrying a gun, I wasn’t completely unarmed either.

Not that it mattered. It was one of the worst body searches I’ve ever seen. He didn’t find anything. Then he went for the record in the stupid question category; “So, have you robbed any banks lately?” My reply- “No, I haven’t robbed any banks.”

While that went on, more cops arrived. Between bicyclists, patrol cars, and unmarked cars, they had 12 cops on the scene. Now things got really stupid.

This is Kiener Plaza, where half the downtown Saint Louis work force spends their lunch hour. If the weather is nice (as it was that day), people come out to eat, and to enjoy the sun and scenery. So there were plenty of people relaxing just like me.

So what does the cop ask? “What are you doing out here?” I looked at him as if he were the idiot he appeared to be and answered, “Sitting.” I gestured all around at the other people doing likewise.

“Oh,” he said.

At this point, the detective told me that I matched the description of a bank robber in a case he is investigating. He then called back to the station on his radio to get the description. Brilliant. The answer came back, “Caucasian, brown hair, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, mid twenties, wearing a blue ball cap.” Hearing this, a uniformed cop muttered, “Damn, that’s half the guys in Saint Louis.”

So, lessee… I’m caucasian, brown hair, 6 feet. I was wearing a blue cap, emblazoned with my company’s logo and name in large white letters (remember this hat). But I’m afraid my mid-20s were a good ten years ago. And 200 pounds was about 20 pounds ago, darn it.

I’m obviously a perfect match with their suspect. Next, the detective tried to figure out my name. I’m accustomed to mispronunciations, but this…

He read my driver’s license and said, “So, Mr Jagger…” Reading skills evidently aren’t high on the list of required job skills for Saint Louis PD detectives.

“That’s Bussjaeger,” I corrected.

“Oh, Jagger,” he said.

“No, Bush-yager,” I again corrected, giving him the pronunciation slowly and clearly.

“Okay, then, Mr Yager…”

Bush-Yager,” I said again. “Carl Bussjaeger.”

“Oh. Well, Mr Bussjagger…”

Freaking idiot. From there we went through the usual who are you, where do you live, work, park, et cetera.

Then his partner came over and asked the same questions. This guy remembered to write down the answers, though.

Eventually, someone who introduced himself as an FBI agent arrived. “Mr Bussjagger, I’d like to thank you for having to patience to wait here for me…”

I presented him with my best sarcastically dumbfounded expression and said, “Yeah,
right. Like I had a choice.” I gestured at the encircling police. “I’m surrounded by cops.”

“Oh.” He looked puzzled. Then he began questioning me. Not “Where were you on…” or “Can you account for your whereabouts on…” He wanted to know where I lived, worked, parked, et cetera. Again. So I told him. Again.

Work was a problem. He couldn’t seem to get the company name straight. I repeated it several times. He kept mispronouncing it, and jumbling words. Finally, he asked, “How’s that spelled?” I just stared at him, then pointed to my incriminating ball cap (I told you to remember that key piece of evidence against me), still perched on my head. At that point, even the cops started laughing at him.

“Oh.” The FBI obviously has a maximum IQ requirement for its agents. He proceeded to copy the company name from my cap, glancing up at the cap for each individual letter, which he carefully wrote, one at a time- one glance, one character.

Then he wanted to know who I lived with. “Nobody,” I told him.

He frowned. “Nobody?”

“Right. Nobody. I live alone.”

“Huh?” He looked confused.

We went around that for awhile; I can only assume that living alone violates some feddie law or reg.

Eventually, they let me go. After questioning me for the better part of an hour. But none of the questions ever related to any robbery. Other than the stupid question of whether I had robbed any banks lately, I was never asked anything that would properly pertain to a robbery investigation. Maybe some day, I will finally find out what this was really about.

But I was publicly embarrassed by being accosted, questioned, and photographed in Kiener Plaza. I was definitely inconvenienced. And seriously pissed off.

But I never received an explanation or apology. Only the FBI agent ever gave his name. Of the uniformed officers, only two wore name tags. I made a note of those: Cox and Rozier.

Taking this as an example of the skill and professionalism of the Saint Louis police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I can only assume that the real bank robber (if there was one) can continue about his business in perfect safety.

And they wonder why they get no respect…

And for the record, some 21 years later, I have never found out what the hell that was all about.

UPDATED 2: BuzzFeed’s Montgomery is either a master of parody, or

[Update 2: scroll down for emails.]

…he drank all the koolaid.

Pikeville, Kentucky, Is Bracing For A Clash Between The Far Left And The Far Right
A white supremacist rally set for Saturday, and the expected left-wing response, has the town of Pikeville, Kentucky, population 7,038, under lockdown in anticipation of violence.

The rally, organized by Neo-Nazi groups National Socialist Movement, the Traditionalist Workers Party, and the National Front is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Saturday. Left-wing groups from across the South are assembling a militant response.

Both the Far Left and the Far Right have issued calls online to gather in Pikeville and oppose the enemy with force.

psst-, Blake. National Socialists and the Workers Party aren’t exactly right-wing. This is — potentially; reports so far look like the town has successfully clued the folks in to behave — a clash between leftists who simply disagree on who gets to run your life.

And that “Laguna Beach Antifa” tweet? You probably should have checked out the account before using that example. Update: I mailed Montgomery 4/29/2017 at 11:42 AM. As of 12:48 PM, the column has been edited to remove that tweet. No acknowledgement of the edit listed on the page.)

For stuff like this:

And this: “…the protest in Pikeville is symbolic because it will be one of the first major confrontations in the South, a place where extremist groups like the KKK have long held sway…”

Seriously? Have you ever been to the South? It doesn’t look like you’re anywhere near old enough to remember when the KKK was more than a couple of old fat guys sitting around the local diner whining for the “good old days.”

UPDATE 2: I heard from Montgomery about an hour ago.

“Hi Bear,
Thanks for the correction. I’ve removed the tweet. Regarding Pikeville as a symbol, the Antifa I spoke to said those were the reasons they were going.”

Yep. He simply pulled the embarrassing tweet in hopes that no one else will notice. Regarding his blind acceptance of the peculiar claim that the KKK holds sway over the South, I replied:

Ah, yes. Professional protester Lacy Macauley from Washington, DC. Tell me, if you interviewed someone who said they were protesting climate change because the sky is neon orange with green polka dots, would you simply accept that statement without question?

Oh well, columns like yours that characterize clashes between  socialists and …. socialists as left vs. right are always amusing.


Perhaps Montgomery considers DC representative of the South. Only in the way that The Peoples Republik of Kalifornia and Wyoming are both Western. Still… if DC is “Southern,” and Macauley is thus a Southerner, shouldn’t he have expected her to be pro-KKK?

I’m afraid he’s merely a typical lefty “journalist” with no critical thinking or analytical skills, and happy in his progressive cognitive bias. It can’t even occur to him to question everything.

Please don’t vote, part 4

6th District vote: Fulton seeks to extend polling hours; DeKalb and Cobb smooth
Exasperated voters arrived at their typical polling locations only to find them empty. The cause? They’re in the 11th, or 5th, or 4th districts, none of which are on the ballot Tuesday.

Note that this is after a press release was issued explaining that this is only for residents of the 6th district.

No word whether Dimwit candidate Ossoff was one of those turned away.