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Let’s Review 75: Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive


The Iran deal is one of the last props to fall in the Potemkin presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. As the Mueller “investigation” collapses, Stormy Daniels blows her way out to sea, and even CNN comes to realize that Trump will be president at least until January 2021, the first explicitly anti-American presidential administration in history has been unmasked. Expect more, and worse, to follow. A great reckoning is at hand.

Neighbor guilty in stalking case busted with 90 pounds of panties. Unclear if he was wearing them all at the time or just making a quilt:

Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an ‘Assault Rifle’ This science is settled.

On “a need to know” basis and I needed to know it.How to Cut a Mango – Chowhound

Next stop on the road to Utopia: if the NAACP has its way, you will have your thoughts examined on suspicion of “implicit bias”.

Prospect of World Peace Threatens Media’s Porn Star Narrative – American Greatness

The Hershey Highway 12 Tons of Liquid Chocolate Have Blocked a Polish Highway

Advice Goddess: As long as I keep those Alzheimer’s cobwebs out of my brain — or as long as I don’t get some horrible, writing-stopping disease — why should I stop?

Let us also not forget that the long years of the Cold War involved the US footing the bulk of the bill for defense, allowing Europe to maintain Lego-town militaries and spend their wealth building cradle-to-grave social welfare systems, which relied on the despised US military for protection. It goes on and on . . uh, well, not any longer.

The more “racially mixed” a country is, the more unstable it becomes, because it has no common culture, no common past, and no common background.

America The Weird

Fat ass flaps gums, gets wedged, whines: ‘Woman of Size’ Says She Experienced Discrimination Because Harry Potter Ride Seat Was Too Small

‘Sexuality Expert’ Says Babies Should ‘Give Consent’ to Diaper Changes

Dennis Miller: “TheLeft runs a very tight ship over in America, as far as lockstep goes. They make the North Korean troops look like improvisational artists.”

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  • ambiguousfrog May 10, 2018, 6:04 PM

    Would you just watch the hair!
    You know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it.
    He hits my hair.

  • Casey Klahn May 10, 2018, 6:11 PM

    Gerard, for the win!

  • Gordon May 11, 2018, 3:47 AM

    Diversity + Proximity = War
    –Vox Day

  • Casey Klahn May 11, 2018, 7:10 AM

    Since science dictates that I be armed, and citizenship requires the same duty of us, I operate on that imperative.

    Not the AR platform, however. My military experience taught me that that fucking gun is not reliable, nor accurate. Yes, you can get a lapped and floated barrel AR, etc., but the action still jams if you so much as look at it wrongly.

    Other good weapons: revolvers, pump action shotguns, and bolt action rifles. In a hypothetical rifle match on a deserted island, mano on mano, I’d prefer to be the one guy armed with the Browning A Bolt, and not the one armed with the AR – even if it had the full auto selector that worked. The A Bolt guy wins before the AR guy can even clean that last bit of rust and powder from his little chamber. He won’t even know what happened.

  • jwm May 11, 2018, 11:36 AM

    Thanks, Gerard. I didn’t even click the link and I still got earworm. ha ha ha ha….. Boo doo doo doo…..
    Happy Friday.
    Oh, yeah- If Ghostsniper drops by:
    Remember around the new year I posted about trapping a little feral cat at my work, and bringing her home? You predicted that she’d become a pet. I doubted it. It took months of being patient, and gentle but The Skinnycat finally let me get close enough to give her a little rub. Now there are three food bowls in the kitchen, and she’s the first one in the door for pets and scratches in the morning. She follows my big tabby around like a character in a Tex Avery cartoon. She’s become the sweetest little pet in the house. You were right after all.


  • Donald Sensing May 11, 2018, 12:16 PM

    Replying to Casey, I agree. The thought also occurs to me that WTSHTF, I do not want to have to reply on a weapon that must use separate magazines to feed the ammo. Not a problem with shotguns, of course (my preference in my Beretta AL 391 Urika semi-auto) and a lever-action .30-30 for rifle. I also think a 9mm carbine is a good choice also (not instead of); a 9mm fired from a carbine has the same kinetic effects as 150 yards as a .45 pistol fired from 20 yards. The long barrel matters.

  • Donald Sensing May 11, 2018, 1:06 PM

    For the obese woman who thinks that they need to manufacture equally obese roller coasters to accommodate her, by coincidence I read this passage from Roger Scruton’s book, Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands — Thinkers of the New Left. Here is a passage from ch. 1:

    The pursuit of abstract social justice goes hand-in-hand with the view that power struggles and relations of domination express the truth of our social condition … . The goal is to seize power and to use it to liberate the oppressed… .

    Intellectuals who think that way are already ruling out the possibility of compromise. Their totalitarian language does not set out a path of negotiation but instead divides human beings into innocent and guilty groups. Behind the impassioned rhetoric of the Communist Manifesto, behind the pseudo-science of Marx’s labour theory of value, and behind the class analysis of human history, lies a single emotional source resentment of those who
    control things
    [Italics added]. This resentment is both rationalized and amplified by the proof that property owners form a ‘class’. According to the theory, the ‘bourgeois’ class has … systematic access to the levers of power, and a shared body of privileges. Moreover all those good things are acquired and retained through the ‘exploitation’ of the proletariat, which has nothing to part with except its labour, and which will therefore always be cheated of its just deserts.

    And just think, Scruton has never even met that woman.

  • Donald Sensing May 11, 2018, 1:10 PM

    “Let us also not forget that the long years of the Cold War involved the US footing the bulk of the bill for defense … .”

    I can only respond by calling your attention to my ever-green, 2008 essay, “What Has NATO Done For Us?

  • ghostsniper May 11, 2018, 2:24 PM

    @JMW, after all??? LOL Glad to hear it. As with all beginning friendships a little patience is required but eventually it pays off. Now you need a couple more to go with it!

    @Casey, a trashed out army M16 is NOT a modern day hand built custom AR race gun and to compare them is like apple and oranges. One more instance of mil-spec getting trashed by the private sector.

    Having used 11 different kinds of ammo to put over 3000 rds down range with mine I have not seen any misfires yet and with that adjustable gasblock indexed just right I don’t expect any. 600 rds at one instance and barely a minimum amount of debris in the works. And yes, at 100 yds with a bipod and sand bag it’ll put all of them in the same hole with a 6X scope. The old place was sold as farmland last year so I’m am currently searching for a new spot where I can reach out to 300 to 1000 yds.

    The Mango is surely the fruit of the gods. Been my favorite since birth and I’ve prolly consumed thousands. Careful though if you’re a noob. My SIL from the great white north took one bite and 30 seconds later was collapsed on the floor unconscious, red hives everywhere, lips swoll up like inner tubes and breathing was dangerously shallow to match the plummeted blood pressure. Seems mango’s have that effect on some people. Up here in hoosierville some folks call bell peppers mangos, but they are certifiably insane.

    As a pre-teen in the mid 60’s we moved to FL and our house had a row of mango trees down the left side property line. What are these giants that are littering the lawn with their seeds that take off like artillery shells when run over with the mower? I had never seen unmolested mango’s before, just the Del Monte canned version. I pulled out the Barlow and cut in and the juice went every where. Peeled off a section and gave it a quick lick and I was smitten. MANGO! OMFG, I’m in heaven!

    Only recently I have learned that certain varieties of mango trees can survive the northern winters by going completely dormant when the temp drops only to revive when the sun comes out again. Last year I heard this about Venus Fly Traps so I bought a bunch and indeed they turned black and shrunk down into the soil as they waited out the frigid winter in my workshop. Just keep em saturated with purified water. Right now Venus has been transplanted to a sizable container with sphagnum moss on the south deck and there are 7 snappers looking for supper.

    So I’m gonna try to find 2 mango trees that will act similarly and plant them out in the yard. Then I’ll be able to tell Kroger and Dell Monte to jam it deep!

  • Casey Klahn May 12, 2018, 8:23 AM

    Hi, Donald. My respects. Although I enjoy my (well, I may or may not own a) .357 magnum lever action carbine, I did manage to freeze the lever open in what I was told is the infamous lever action lock. My very savvy shooting buddy took it away, and got it back to me after a few months. Can’t rely on that for SHTF, but I do enjoy it tremendously. Yes, barrel length for burn time; why my pistol (which I may or may not own) has a six inch barrel and matches my carbine’s chamber size.

    I’m off to read your linked article. Scruton is a good resource regarding Marx. I never bought even word one of the class warfare BS. Every truism has an equally true rejoinder, such as classes being immobile but in reality there is mobility, especially where capitol abounds. I took a long tour (actually, I taught classes) in Umbria, and enjoyed learning about the origin of the term bourgeois. Those were the occupants of the high ground, the literal meaning of “borgo” being the new town outside the walled old town, but broadly meaning the better-off middle class who, by comparison to the valley-dwellers, enjoy some protection. Marx spun that up as set in stone, and Obama/Clinton govern to winnow out the middle class, but come campaign time, they glad hand the middle class because: votes. Envy. Militancy. Intrigue. I say make lots and lots of capitol, and spread it around according to merit. Everyone benefits. Even my Roosevelt-era democrat-voting father and uncles knew that – they were better capitalists than any of the GOPe occupants of government today.

    Be sure to watch The Death of Stalin movie. Inexplicably, Hollywood reveals the deadly and dark mindset of commi-ism. Well worth your time.

    Ghost, I didn’t think about the adjustable gasblock, but I am well aware that newer ammo fires cleaner. My quibble is with the tolerance of the action and specifically the bolt. That big dirt vag they call the ejection port doesn’t help, especially when you’re crawling with the weapon. Although fiddly, I think the Springfield action (M1) is more forgiving of dirt, but I didn’t have the privilege of mudding around with that weapon. Grayer heads can speak to that. I will give you that NATO rounds are plentiful, but possibly also in the greatest demand. I wonder if middle-demand ammo is a better choice?

    Don: I don’t own (verified) anything chambered in 9mm, but fear any opponent who does. Back on carbines: they do not replace the rifle as a primary weapon, in spite of the US military having done just that. It ain’t right scientifically, you know?

  • Casey Klahn May 12, 2018, 8:26 AM


  • ghostsniper May 12, 2018, 2:10 PM

    Two saddle guns I’ll probably never own:
    A Henry golden boy in .357 and a Colt Python .357.
    One ammo, Two guns. Wow

    @Casey, there’s good and bad in everything now and quality control is in the shitter.
    Having went through the very arduous process of starting at zero (I had never seen an AR any closer than say, 10′ away in a store, and hadn’t fired my army issued M16 in almost 40 years) doing the extensive research involved in doing it right, acquiring the proper parts for a decent (not best) machine, and then actually assembling the whole thing, the best thing about it was the knowledge gained. A year ago a $400 AR hanging on the wall in the store looked like a good deal, but now I know better. I know what to look for.

    My barrel alone cost about 3/4 of that wall hanger and it’s no where near the best. “Best” can go over $1000 and it’s probably worth it to some people, but not me. We all have a line in the sand based on many things. My $300 choice was good enough for me. In that wall hanger? It’s probably NOT 4140 steel, may weigh a ton, and isn’t chrome lined. But it may put 10k downrange for it’s new owner. Might. Mine WILL and plenty more.

    Yes, education is everything.
    The hands on experience ain’t too shabby neither…..

    My wife came into the work shop and seen all that “stuff” laid out all across the 8′ workbench and asked me why did I buy it?

    “Coz I wanted it.”

  • Casey Klahn May 12, 2018, 2:36 PM

    I think “want it” is a great reason, Ghostie. Enjoy. But, when the church shooting happens upblock, grab the scatter gun, and not the AR. Right?

  • ghostsniper May 12, 2018, 6:21 PM

    The Beretta 92FS lives in my desk drawer and the 870 marine magnum is right over there by the door, where it belongs. The AR doesn’t have much purpose, so far, here on the compound.