“Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing; and in no instance is this more true than in that of the press. It has accordingly been decided, by the practice of the states, that it is better to leave a few of its noxious branches to their luxuriant growth, than, by pruning them away, to injure the vigor of those yielding the proper fruits.”
by James Madison




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james yeager violated the tennessee constitution

… and now “shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.”  No, seriously. 

After yesterday’s post documenting how James Yeager is a coward, not based on his actions in Iraq, but rather his actions here in America, I was planning on leaving this whole topic alone for the foreseeable future, but this is just too much comedic gold to pass up.  As was pointed out to […]

welcome to the club

I will admit that it is something of a warped tradition, but a gunblogger has never really "arrived" until they have been cyberstalked and harassed by Guy Cabot (aka "JadeGold") and his facilitator, Michael Bonomo (aka "mikeb302000"). Thankfully, Squeaky has the exactly correct attitude about the whole thing; in short, "piss off".

The post from Bonomo’s all-but-abandoned weblog that Squeaky highlights (she does not link to it, and neither will I), is […]

the implied threats of "smoke and thunder"

It may not be the best reason. It may not even be a good reason. But one reason to keep on weblogging is the knowledge that your doing so makes people wish you were dead:

Yes, you read that right – apparently the pretentious proprietor of "Smoke & Thunder" is hoping that "some gun blogs and gun bloggers will do the right thing (i.e. kill themselves)". Looking past […]

“smoke and thunder” crashes and burns

Alright, I give up…  the compounding idiocy and bizarreness of “Smoke and Thunder” is just too much for me to keep up with at this point.  Sometime last night, it appeared as though the site got hacked; I sincerely doubt it was actually hacked – I rather believe that it was a warped idea of a warped mind to try to distance himself from the damages he has wrought upon himself – but, […]

“smoking blunder” trumps “smoke and thunder” at its own game

Regardless of the motivations, desires, or warped perversions of the twisted and abusive mind behind “Smoke & Thunder”, one thing is for certain – he seems to be attempting to discredit pro-rights webloggers by acting the arse and then associating himself with us, and by lampooning us at every available opportunity.  Given how much the anti-rights cultists of American believe in and peddle the fallacy […]

"smoke & thunder" fails at life

So here is how it is. 

A website called “Smoke & Thunder” appeared out of the firmament about a week ago and started hijacking names and reputations of pro-rights webloggers in order to provide a good, firm footing of astroturf for this upstart site.  When challenged on this dickish and generally frowned-upon behavior, the mind behind “Smoke and Thunder” engaged in personal attacks against those who dared to question it.  […]

baldr odinson outs himself

By now, regular readers of my weblog should be familiar with the name “Baldr Odinson” – that spineless, dishonest, cowardly troll who so very much hates it when his own methodologies and tricks are used against him (speaking of, I need to put his poll back up at some point).  Regular readers of the pro-rights community would also be aware that Baldr Odinson […]

you will not occupy my site

I really thought my days of writing posts like this were at a close, what with my commenting policy being obviously published at the top of every page and underneath every single commenting form, but apparently some Occupy $Location facilitators are illiterate in addition to be irreverent, impolite, and inconsiderate.  As such, it is time to clear up a few points. 

Point the First: This weblog is private property.  I […]

albatrosses come home to roost

For those who are interested in those kinds of things, this morning a source informed me that Michael Bonomo (aka "mikeb302000") has been banned from Daily Kos*, apparently for maligning, insulting, and libeling veterans; maliciously misrepresenting comments from others in damaging fashions; perpetrating specious ad hominem attacks; and engaging in exploitative, "ghoulish" "violence porn" to further his anti-rights agenda.

In other words, unsurprisingly, pretty much the same behavior that got him […]

quote of the day – jmg257

By now, nearly every single other pro-rights weblog is aware of the cold hard truth that Michael Bonomo, writing under the assumed name "mikeb302000", is nothing more than a flame-baiting, attention-whoring, logically-deficient, ignorant, uneducated*, bigoted, lying troll with a admitted criminal history who only comments on other people’s weblogs to try to get […]

the bullying troll known as the csgv

It would appear as though Ladd Everitt and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has devolved from threatening a man’s family over a difference of opinions, to threatening multiple pro-rights webloggers’ families (including mine now) over differences of opinion.

What do these anti-rights bigots hope to achieve with their kindergarten-grade "outing" and cyberstalking of pro-rights webloggers? Are they so stupid as to think that naming us will somehow […]

hide the goats

Not to toot my own horn too terribly hard, but some of us have been advocating this strategy for a little while now, for exactly the same reasons, but with relatively limited success… I guess folks need to aquire their own experience and come to their own conclusions, but it does amuse me more than a little that so very many people are reaching so very similar of a […]