“A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”
by Frank Lloyd Wright


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yes, this is a pistol

It amuses me that none of the “flat dark earth” parts actually match.  The total build is as follows: 

A bare, never-built DPMS AR lower I picked up back in 2008 to celebrate Our Glorious President’s election.  DPMS Lower Parts Kit, minus the trigger group Chip McCormick Single-Stage Flat Trigger Dead On Arms Pin-Less Oversized Trigger Guard Phase 5 EBRv2 Extended Bolt Release Bravo Company Machine Gunfighter Grip, Mod 2 KAK Industries Super […]

i would like to thank the republican party

Regular readers of this weblog are probably wondering if I happened to start partaking of Washington State’s newest commercial enterprise while I am out here visiting my parents, on account of the title slapped on the top of this post, but I promise there is a perfectly reasonable, rational, and sober reason for me to have written it. 

As we all know, Our Glorious President auto-fellated on Tuesday night with an impressive* display of […]

what i have learned of news through osmosis

You know, for being a supposed “constitutional scholar / teacher / professor / lawyer / whatever-the-hell-else-he-claimed”, Our Glorious President does not have a damned clue about what his job entails, or what limitations are imposed on it by the Constitution: 

"In this year of action, the President will seek out as many opportunities as possible to work with Congress in a bipartisan way. But when American jobs and livelihoods depend on getting something done, […]

are you surprised by this?

I will freely – and proudly – admit that I did not watch Obama’s pontificating to the American public this morning.  I may be unemployed, but I definitely have better things to do. 

I will likewise admit that I have not read a great deal of aftermath recapping or reporting… and my blood pressure thanks me for that. 

That said, from my admittedly limited point of view, it would appear to me that […]

joe biden is an imbecile

A lot of people whinge about how useless Twitter is and what a waste of time it is, and, generally, they are probably right; however, personally, I have been using it as an exercise to try and condense my normal, verbose writing style, with occasional success. For example, I never would have written something nearly as concise as this on this weblog:

Apparently Vice President Joe Biden thinks women are too stupid to use […]

it is just as well i am no longer in the military

… Because I could not and would not bring myself to obey the orders of a Commander-in-Chief who has decided he can arbitrarily murder American citizens without benefit of due process, trial by jury, or any other quaint, Constitutionally-protected rights.

I am quite serious about that. Were I still active duty today, I would be drawing up my resignation paperwork and submitting it for the earliest date my contract would allow.

And lest […]

dear white house: kiss my ass

So apparently the White House has gone and released a photo of Our Glorious President, Barack Hussein Obama, allegedly shooting some skeet; no mention was made of whether or not he actually managed to hit them.  Whatever.  Given Obama’s long and sordid history of being anti-firearms, this is rather like a racist individual claiming to have black friends, and in that vein, I never would have even bothered to comment on this… 

… If […]

those darn bitter clingers

You may not know this, but one of the ways Traction Control pays the bills is by running an FFL; this is his stock level from nine days before Election Day to 51+ days after:

Yeah, he is basically out of ammunition.

One can only assume that his numbers are fairly representative of what transpired at other FFLs, accessory companies, and firearm-related stores across the country if one remembers what happened about […]

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(Image found by way of The Smallest Minority, original source unknown. The "flag" being portrayed is a representation of the "flag" the Obama campaign developed back in September. The names are the four people who were murdered in the attack on the Benghazi consulate.)


why, i do believe they might be a touch peeved

I do not agree with the Roman Catholic Church on… well… a lot of things, but I find this commercial absolutely fascinating:

Our Glorious President has never really placed a whole lot of emphasis on appeasing the religiosity types (at least, when it comes to Western religiosity types… if you happen to wear a cloth wrapped around your head or believe marrying prepubescent girls is a-ok, he is all about keeping you happy), […]

this is me, not being surprised

Well, no, cancel that; I am somewhat surprised that I supposedly "side with" Mitt Romney on as many issues as I do, and I am likewise somewhat surprised I "side with" the Republicans more than the Libertarians, but that could be because the Libertarians are increasingly less small-l libertarian every year (though it is not exactly like the Republicans are libertarian, constitutional, or much of anything in common with me, so I have some […]

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(See here for context, if you are unaware of it.)

(Image borrowed from Awesome People. Editing done by me.)

how to fail at a debate, courtesy of will spencer

Just take a look at this conversation:

@willspencer: Most "Libertarians" want Obama to win, because they are angry at America. @RedheadAndRight @glennmw @KurtSchlichter @tnacgal

@linoge_wotc: I assume this was sarcasm. RT @willspencer Most "Libertarians" want Obama to win, because they are angry at America.

@willspencer: Unfortunately, no. Instead, it is an honest evaluation of what I am seeing. @linoge_wotc  [Note: Tweet successfully Memory Hole’d. Replicated from memory.]

@linoge_wotc: Your perception is wrong. I suspect […]

we all must look alike

I am really, really trying to sum up some outrage over this recent bout of idiocy from the Democrat National Convention, but, really, all I can manage is a complete and total lack of surprise, coupled with almost predictable acceptance:

While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

These […]

allow me to make myself perfectly clear

I do not know who the speaker is, and I do not know whose horrific idea this was*, but this aired on the big screens during the recent Democrat National Convention:

We are committed to all people. We do believe you can use government in a good way. Government is the only thing we all belong to. We go to different churches, different clubs, but we’re together as a part of our city […]

are his speech writers that stupid?

By now, everyone is more than familiar with Our Glorious President’s idiotic and infantile proclamation that "you didn’t build that", but something about that entire moronic speech resonated with some deep-seated memory that refused to get off its lazy ass and move into the spotlight of my consciousness.

Thankfully, Jennifer applied boot to ass:

“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”


“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and […]

better half has another reason to dislike obama

… Because now I am seriously considering acquiring a “real” AK-pattern firearm just because I can (and, no, Vera does not count; she may look the same, but damn).

So what brought about this sudden interest? Only Our Glorious President mouthing off and proving himself to be the petty “gun control” authoritarian we always knew him to be:

“I – like most Americans – believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the […]

wanted: one spine

These days, Our Glorious President forces people to give up their eating utensils before he deigns to grace them with his presence.

However, not too long ago, Presidents rode in open-air cars and delivered 90-minute speeches after being shot at close range:

(Google Reader viewers, please click through for video.) 

If our Presidents are any indication, this country has been on a downward slope for a very long time, but the […]

the government can now tax us for living

If my understanding is correct – and I make absolutely no claims that it is, given that far smarter and better-educated people than me are still arguing over the specific details – the following has transpired:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – colloquially known as “ObamaCare” – was passed with strict and absolute adherence to the notion that it was not a tax. Specifically:

STEPHANOPOULOS: That may be, but it’s still […]

show your contempt for attorney general eric holder

In honor of Attorney General Eric Holder rightfully being held in contempt of Congress by a House committee and further in honor of Eric Holder repeatedly lying to Congress, Sean Sorrentino has once again opened up ordering on his Gunwalker T-Shirts.

I have been pretty happy with mine, and need to dig it out to wear this weekend. In fact, the temptation to order about 100 and take them to the next gun show […]