Open Thread, Monday 25 March 2013

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35 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 25 March 2013

  1. zmalfoy says:

    Whatever you do . . . Don’t Blink!

    Okay, yes, you probably expected the Angelology route, but I took a sharp left into Dr. Who fandom . . .

    Today is a lovely day, if you ignore all the traffic issues. The snow is heavy and sticky, lining the trees, giving that crystal0palace look as the sun started to rise somewhere behind the clouds. Didn’t get to apprecieate it much, though, because the roads were. .. not so pretty . . ..

    • And they have plenty of hollow point ammo to do it with, apparently. I was just watching an interview with a California congressman Doug Lamalfa about a letter from Congress to DHS demanding an answer to the next 5-year plan for almost 2 billion rounds purchased. So far their answers have been pretty lame.

      • Coyote says:

        It’s ok. I think there’s a special reservation in hell for these folks.
        Hollow points. Not legal in war. So, why the hell would they HAVE it?

        tick tock tick tock tick tock

        • barnslayer says:

          As far as I know the Hague Convention of 1899 does not apply to domestic actions. Therefore we are fair “game”.

          • I always thought that law enforcement didn’t use HPs, because they were supposed to be apprehending people, not blowing them to bits, but maybe I’m wrong about that.

            • Coyote says:

              Bubba, that was my impression too.

              So, if the Hague of 1899 directs that hollow point may not be used in the commission of war, and DHS is “supposed” to protect the “Homeland”…and any foreign invader would be considered an act of war in which hollow points may not be used…then……

              …those hollow points are intended for the citizens of the United States of America.

              I have a few choice words for them while I squeeze off a few zombie killers of my own.


              Got warpaint?

  2. ZurichMike says:

    Today is the Annunciation — “Rejoice, most highly favored daughter”

    Here is the splendid Rachmaninoff vesper “Rejoice, O Virgin”. It is soaring.

  3. solaratov says:

    Found this at FAL Files (a place you should check out. they have a lot of interesting forums)

    somethings wrong with the world when the best rapper is white.the best golfer is black.the french think that the us is arrogant and the germans don’t want to go to war


  4. solaratov says:

    Too bad New York. No 50s for you………………….


  5. zmalfoy says:

    US Border Patrol Uniforms made in Mexico?

    Seems to be a clear violation of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) part 25. (

    Which means, that guy in the article who said “There are no domestic preference regulations or statutes applicable to DHS/CBP that would prohibit the manufacture of uniform items in Mexico,” is either a liar or so incompetant he needs supervision in the men’s room so he doesn’t drown in a urinal . . .

  6. It’s Monday. This may call for extra strength…

    Maybe even more than what was available in the last pic…

  7. Chrissy’s 2nd Amendment Legal Background Summary:
    She compiled this as an explanation of one of Adam Baldwin’s tweets to the a-hole Jim Carrey, but this is something we should all know, as well.

    District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)

    The Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home and within federal enclaves. The decision did not address the question of whether the Second Amendment extends beyond federal enclaves to the states.

    McDonald v. Chicago (2010)

    The Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, regardless of what any local governments may decide.

    Federalist No. 46

    “The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared”, an essay by James Madison (writing as Publius) published in 1788. It examines the relative strength of the state and federal governments under the proposed United States Constitution. Among other things, he wrote that a national military force need not be feared when a very much larger number of private citizens are armed and ready to fight for their liberty.

  8. barnslayer says:

    Get a load of these choices. Where is Sarah Palin?

  9. Coyote says:

    In reference to the photographs above: Is the second one down “I’ll-slice-your-ass” St Mike? Yeah…that winged dude with the sword.

  10. solaratov says:

    General Mattis is one of the most charismatic and revered marine Corps leaders since Chesty Puller. Here’s some of hios more famous quotes:

    1. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    2. “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some a______s in the world that just need to be shot.”
    (Business Insider)
    3. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fluff with me, I’ll kill you all.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)
    4. “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”
    (San Diego Union Tribun
    5. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
    (Business Insider)
    6. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)
    7. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)
    8. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

    9. “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
    (Business Insider)
    10. “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”
    (Defense News)
    11. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)
    12. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    13. “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”
    14. “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)
    15. “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)
    16. “Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

  11. Yeah well I like him to take a good look at whose in the white house and apply #4. It always starts at home. Do you know your enemy?

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