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No Fly No Buy

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I have a problem with the No Fly No Buy thing.   Now, on the surface, the idea that someone who can’t get on an Airplane shouldn’t be able to buy a gun – is fine.   The problem isn’t that rule.  The problem is that list.   The No Fly List is shrouded in Mystery and Secrecy.  You can all to easily be put on that list, and you have almost no way to get off of it.
What are the requirements that must be met to be put on that list?
What are the oversights?
What are the rules that manage that list?
What is the Due Process?
If you are on that List by mistake, how do you get off that list?
Is this going to be like the IRS and can it be used to illegally target groups that are out of favor with the standing administration?
Can it be used to harass Political Adversaries?
Can it be used to punish someone that pisses off some unnamed, faceless Bureaucrat?
Who controls the List?
See… the problem that I have with the No Fly List being tied to guns is that it can be far too easily used to strip people of Constitutionally Protected Rights with absolutely ZERO Due-Process.   Especially since Officials of the Government have admitted that 35% of the names on that list are there by mistake.  That’s a pretty big percentage of error.   If you are going to take away anyone’s Rights – It need to be done through a Court.  Not a Bureaucratic Cog.
EVEN IF HE OR SHE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION by the FBI.  WHY?  BECAUSE WE ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!!!!!!
This is the main problem I have with it.  This rule would mean that if you are on this list you are guilty – Guilty without a Trial.  Guilty just because you have a similar name to someone else…
Due Process is Promised us by the Constitution and this takes that away.
This is Un-American.
This is disgusting.
And I’m straight up against it.  We give up too much.  Way too much.  With nothing in return.   We always give up our Liberty.  And we do not get anything in return for it… it’s a bad deal.

How I hope it plays out…

  1.  Hilary and Trump finalize as the Candidates…
  2. As we get near October, the FBI pushes for the prosecution and Hildabeast is Indicted.
  3. The DNC scrambles and whoever they put up gets soundly trounced by Trump.

    Here’s why I hope Trump Wins:  SCOTUS Picks.  Specifically for this guy:

Thomas R. Lee, Utah
Born: 1964
Position: Utah Supreme Court
Background: Justice Lee, who has held his current post since 2010, is the brother of Senator Mike Lee of Utah (who endorsed Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican primary) and the son of Rex E. Lee, who was United States solicitor general under President Ronald Reagan.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet with Senator Mike Lee a few times, Back in, what was it?  2010 when we were both running for office.   Mike Lee impressed the hell out of me with his absolute in depth knowledge of the Constitution, his reverence for it, and his love of the freedoms that it gives America.  His patriotism was clear.  He had said that he was “Raised that way”.   If Mike was raised that way… then his brother Thomas was raised that way too.  And THAT is the kind of man we NEED in the SCOTUS.

Trump will have the pick of 1, and probably 2 more Justice seats.  This will fundamentally make or break our Nation.  If we get in 1 liberal… it’s going to suck.  If we get in 2 liberals…. Our Nation is truly finished.  I am not being overly dramatic here, but the fact of the matter is that the Liberals/Progressives/Communists will Legislate from the Bench everything they can’t get done in Congress and there will be zero hope for our country.

Politics

I’ve been avoiding talking politics on MadOgre.com lately.  Because I feel that Politics is dirty and talking about it here is like soiling my own bed.
But we’ve had some big news tonight.  Ted Cruz dropped out of the race, effectively making Donald Trump the defacto Republican Nominee.    As much as I am disappointed that Ted Cruz didn’t win – I have to give him the nod for doing the right thing.  Staying in and contesting the whole mess at the convention would have torn the Republican Party to shreds.  Oh, and it does deserve to be shredded like taco bell lettuce… the problem though is that would mean leaving the Democrats/Communists/Progressives unimpeded in doing whatever the hell they want to destroy the USA.
For that reason, we need to support Donald Trump.
Man – I really dislike saying that.  The man is a clown, a bully, a liar, and a swindler…  and a Landlord.  I find him to be despicable.  But at least he is not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders – who I find even more so.  Those two want to destroy America.  Trump at least wants to make some Money.   We can understand Trump’s motivation.  It’s simple.  Trump is a Capitalist.  Pure and simple.  Clinton is power-mad and obsessed with controlling everything. She’s the wicked witch of New York and would sell our souls to the Soviets to secure more power.  Like she’s pretty much already done.  Sanders wants us to become the new Soviets… Socialists are just Communists that haven’t taken power yet.   Hillary Clinton really does need to be indicted.  Until she is – I can no longer believe that we are a Nation of Laws.  Hillary’s sins are long and grievous.  She’s a cancer on Capital Hill and is the icon of everything wrong with politics.

I know a lot of you guys are all “Never Trump”, and not even now that he’s the Nom.  But think about this.  Judicial Appointments and SCOTUS Nominations.  We’ve already got one Open Seat to fill.  Who do you want to fill it?  Someone Hillary and Bernie nominated?  Or Trump?  We know the sort the Leftists would nominate.  Trump – at least it’s a wildcard… a chance it’s someone not completely disastrous.    Both Hillary and Bernie have sworn to destroy the second amendment – the Keystone of the Constitution.  And they could.  Don’t think it could happen?  Look around the rest of the world.  UK.  Oz.  And others… Oh, you better believe it could happen here too.  Who would have thought that the Trump would be the Nominee?  5 years ago, I’d have laughed in your face – but here we are.

We had hoped we’d get another Ronald Regan.  But most of America didn’t like that he was of Cuban heritage and was born in Canada.  Never mind that he knew and loved the Constitution like no one else save for Mike Lee (R-UT).  Never mind that he fought for the Constitution against the SCOTUS, and against Congress  – and even against his own party.    The only guy out of the whole pack of 16 options, that had such a track record of supporting and fighting for the Constitution… and you let a Game Show Host beat him.   That’s who you want us to put on the world stage.  The Game Show Host… we’re going to put a Game Show Host up against Putin.  A Game Show Host is going to stare down China.   A Game Show Host is going to be the Commander and Chief of our Armed Forces… That’s your choice.

America – you sicken me.

I am done with politics.

Conflicted

I’ve been struggling with this subject for some time.   Not just the subject, but even if I should post this.   Publishing my thoughts on this – feels dangerous.  But the First Amendment is backed up by the Second.  So here it is:

Here’s the thing.   Sometime ago I observed a TSA Agent going about her business of providing Security Theater at the Airport.  She was Muslim, and wearing her traditional Muslim head-covering.   My knee-jerk reaction was that of anger.  It was her people are the reason why we have the TSA now.  Why we have to take off our shoes at the Airport.
But what got me even more angry – was that I got angry about that.  Damn it!  I’m not racist.  I never have been.  I’m not against anyone of a different faith than mine!  I’ve been wired against Hate all my life!
You see, I swore an Oath that I took and still take very seriously.  To protect the constitution.  To protect those that believe and say things that I might disagree with, but I’ll fight to the death to protect their right to say it.   That includes Muslims who wish to worship Allah and hold to the beliefs and practices of Islam.
Here’s another thing.  I’m a Mormon.  One of our Articles  of Faith says:

We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

We know what it feels like to be looked down upon for being different.  Mormons were driven out of their homes, several times.  Our church built homes only to be forced to leave them.  We built a whole city, only to be forced to leave it… A new temple that took so much sacrifice to build.  (Nauvoo) We only got to use it for a little while.  The Hayes Administration tried to block Mormon Immigrants.  A Governor declared a genocide on us.   If you study Mormon history, you find you are studying persecution and abuse for a very long time.  One of my own family was murdered for simply being Mormon.

So when we hear people speak like how Donald Trump is speaking, a part of us feels sick inside to see this happening again, even to another people.   It’s wrong, and all of my upbringing is against it.

And yet, there is a part of me that agrees with Trump’s assertion that we should hold off until we “figure out what’s going on” as he said.  Is holding off until we have a viable vetting process such a bad idea?  President Jimmie Carter did just that.  Yet when Trumps says that, he’s a badguy?  I don’t get that.

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No Fly No Guns No Brains

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Obama’s latest speech was a laughable hot mess.
He started out by basically saying that the mass shooting in California was Work Place Violence, before he said that it was Terrorism… but being careful to say that it wasn’t directed by ISIL.
Pretty much the only person calling IS “ISIL” anymore is Obama.  ISIS called themselves ISIS… and now they and pretty much everyone in the middle east just calls them “IS” now.  As in “Islamic State”.  Obama is tone deaf when he keeps saying ISIL.   I think he says that just to reinforce he hates Israel.

He espoused one idea that on the surface sounds good.  If you are a Terrorist on the No Fly list, then you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun.  On the surface – I agree with that sentiment.  Who wouldn’t?  The problem though is that lots of people on that No Fly list are not Terrorists.  There have been Small Children on the No Fly list.  Even a sitting Senator was put on the No Fly list…. Let’s call it the NFL for the time being.   The NFL is a shady government roster that no one knows who controls, how it’s vetted, and no one has oversight on it.  Names get added but it takes an act of The Great Pumpkin to get a name off it.   And that’s the problem I have with it.  Secret Covens muttering over secret documents…

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How do you know if you are on the list?  Pretty much the only way to know is if you try to board a plane.  Heaven help you if you bought a No Refund type ticket through Priceline.
Without any Due Process you could have your Rights revoked… and it would take your Congressmen to try to help you get your name off that list.
Another problem…
If you are  a proscribed person and you try to buy a gun… sign that 4473… Boom.  You just committed a felony.   You walked into that store a regular joe, and walked out a Felon.

The Progs don’t have to Ban any gun.  They just ban you.  And it’s as easy as just adding your name to the list.

Another problem.  Some folks I know have Job Applicants run through NICS.  No Approval means no job.  This can have a dire effect on your whole life… not just getting a new gun from a dealer.

Again, all of this with no due process.  No way to know if your name is on there.  No notification, “Hey, you need to talk to your local FBI agent to get this cleared off.”  All you get is “Denied”.  No reason.  No warning.  And there’s really no help for you, because quiet seriously, your Congressmen do not care.  Especially if you live in a Democrat Held State.  Welcome to Shit Creek, your paddle has been revoked.

Obama breezed though this little tidbit rather quickly.  Of course he doesn’t want you to think about it.   If you think – you question.  And that’s the last thing They want you to do.

Hillary Clinton’s Testimony

clinton_wide_eyed_afpBecause I was in traffic much of the day that Hillary Clinton was testifying before the Benghazi Hearings… I was able to hear much of it.  First off, to give credit where credit is due – Hillary Clinton answered those questions impressively well.  She delivered her message clearly and strongly.   She’s a MASTERFUL politician.
And that’s why she is so utterly dangerous.  She was smooth and almost effortless in how she lied and misdirected.  It was an impressive performance.  I came away with a couple of things.  1.  Hillary is very good at what she does.  2.  There is no way on Earth I could trust her… not even telling the time of day.

Listening to the Talking Heads dissect her testimony has been almost as entertaining… they act so proud that they caught her in lies.  If they had listened to the questions and how Hillary either didn’t actually answer the question and misdirected, or just outright lied… they would have been able to instantly tell that she was completely full of it.  Her lips were moving.

President Trump or Sanders?

Like him or not, Donald Trump has a realistic shot at becoming President Trump.  It’s very early still, but I think the concept of a President Donald is something we’re going to have to get used to.

Personally, I don’t like him.  But this isn’t about my opinion, this is about a very possible reality.  See, Donald is offering something that most of the other candidates are lacking… Leadership.  Donald Trump is looking more and more like America’s Capitalist version of Putin.  That strong Leadership is something that the American People on a whole are starved for… so when they see it in a guy as smarmy as Trump, they latch on with their teeth and don’t want to let go.

Really, what would a Trump Presidency look like and would America be worse off for it?  I’m not sure what it would look like… but I do think that the USA would benefit from it.  Someone from a business background is needed for sure… I know that much.  I still think we really missed out on Mitt Romney and our Economy  has suffered for it.  But Trump has the business chops to make up for that.  If he doesn’t piss off every other nation in the world.  Of course, every other nation in the world is already pissed off because of Obama and a bowl of left over soup would make a better President than Obama.

So maybe that’s where we are… At the bottom of the barrel so anything would be a bounce back up.  It’s just a question of how high we can bounce this.

Ted Cruz though… I really like Ted Cruz.  I think out of all the Candidates, he is “The Best Man For The Job.”  But he’s just not rolling with the traction The Donald has…. right now.  This could change.  But here’s the problem.
The Donald is a big enough ass that if he doesn’t get the GOP Nomination – he will run 3rd Party.   If he does that, the Conservative Vote will be drastically split and ANY Democrat Candidate will win by a landslide just for showing up.  Which makes a President Bernie Sanders actually likely.  I think Hillary is going to go down, and that will leave the self proclaimed Socialist with a Cake Walk into the Oval Office…  Because the Government is leaning that way thanks to this 8 years of Obama.   Socialism has a very strong following and there are powers that be that want this.  It could happen.
This is what I am afraid of.   A blatant Socialist for our President. President Sanders.   Someone who will finish the destruction of the US Constitution, someone who will destroy the Bill of Rights.  And Bernie Sanders is just the guy that can figurehead this.   The man disgusts me to no end…. and I am throwing bones that show that this guy could actually become our President.  I feel sick to my stomach.
And it’s going to be because of Donald Trump… unless we back up Donald Trump and push his win.   Other 3rd party threats – not threats.  But a 3rd Party Trump?   We’re going to get Bernie Sanders.

Prosecute Hillary Now

Hillary Clinton needs to be prosecuted now.  Dragging this out to a point people get tired of hearing about it and the subject gets ignored – shows a clear message that the United States of America has different rules for you and The Elite.    As it stands right now, she could be convicted for:

Contempt of Congress.
Obstruction of Justice.
Destruction of Government Property.
Destruction of Government Records.
Theft of Classified Information.

These are all obvious charges…  Most of these charges could get you or I about 40 years in a Federal Hole.  And these should be very easy charges to prosecute and convict on.  If you or I were in Hillary’s shoes – we’d already be in prison.  But there is one more than needs to be considered with Hillary.  Espionage.

Espionage could be a bit trickier – but could have Hillary standing up against a wall or swinging from a rope.   And that’s not as far fetched as it seems off the cuff… and I think this might be why Hillary has done everything she can to withhold and destroy as much communication as possible.
She has a history of getting her hooks into secrets.  Missing FBI files were discovered on her desk, remember that?
What she’s doing with all her secrets, is what I would like to know.  But the fact that she’s collecting them for her own personal use, or using them as a leverage for international favors – doesn’t matter.  Espionage is a rather broad spectrum crime.   But it is a charge that can fit on Hillary’s shoulders.  We could have Johnny Walker level espionage here considering her dealings with Uranium and Russia.
For that to reach a conviction though, we will have to uncover some damning evidence.

In the mean time – Hillary could be rotting in a cell on all the other charges while the DOJ investigates Espionage.

Here’s the other thing…  She’s lied so much about these emails… What else has she lied about?   People are going to have to double check her entire record.

 

Glock 30s

There was a time… 2013, where the Glock 30s was the object of my desire.   Having spent some quality time with one… I’m not all that hot to trot for it anymore.

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At 30 feet, that’s a respectable group.  But I just feel… “Meh” about it.  Not that there was anything wrong with it.  The gun shot very well.  And 10+1 Capacity of full bore .45 Auto is nothing to sneeze at.  That’s more ammo on board than a full sized 1911, in a package that is much smaller and lighter.  Trigger was typical of Glock’s 5.5 pound trigger… You feel one, you’ve felt them all.  And I know that can be altered at will thanks to our friends at Lone Wolf Distributors.  And the sights too.  The sights on factory Glocks… Why THE HELL are they so stupid?  Seriously.  They suck.  Balls.  They suck balls.
The grip needs a bit of work being rather slick in my hands.  To me, really, Glocks are project guns.  Spend some time with them, making them feel and fire how I want them too.  And then once the project is over, I just feel done with them.   I like them enough to want to play with them… But I am not emotionally attached.   Like Vegas hookers or something.

I know all the arguments for the Glocks… I do.  I sang them myself when I was drinking the Glock-Koolaide.   But… I’m just… Done with Glocks.  They are just not me.  I don’t feel that connection with them.  I don’t feel that connection with my Microwave Oven either.  But I do with my old fashioned Weber Grill.  One is an appliance that I use to get a job done.  The other gets that job done, but takes time and care… and I spend more time with it and come to love it all the more every time I use it.  Not the Microwave.  And not the Glock.

But if you like it – I understand way.  I respect your opinion.   Mine just differs.

 

 

Riots

Sick of seeing Rioters run amok destroying cities
Here’s what makes me angry about these. They can be stopped. They used to be stopped.
You know what stops them?
Shotguns.
Shotguns and the demonstration of the will to use them.  The Texas Rangers had a saying about this.  “One Riot, One Ranger.”  You know how one Ranger could quell a riot?  Because he wasn’t afraid to use his shotgun.  Riots ended real quick when a Texas Ranger showed up.

Such will is not long in existence in the USA. So Rioters have no fear. There will be no repercussions. There’s no reason for them to stop rioting. Why would they? In a Riot, they have all the power and control and cops can just back away. No because of fear of the Rioters… but because of Fear of Liability and Prosecution.

In the mean time, it serves as great entertainment for those that are entertained by it.   It gives the Media something to do other than dodge owning up to their lack of coverage on Hilary and Obama scandals.   And they act so shocked when they themselves get attacked and robbed.  Too funny.