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calendar   Wednesday - September 12, 2007

How far would you go for a reduced sentence?

I’m speechless. Not that I disapprove of the punishment. I’m surprised he asked for it!

Bobby James Allen pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of armed sexual battery and various other charges involving attacks that happened in 1998 and 1999. Allen filed a motion requesting castration in exchange for a reduced sentence.

The ‘reduced’ sentence is still 25 years. No parole. Wow. The article doesn’t say how old Bobby is.

I do not disapprove. This should be a mandatory sentence for such a crime. But to ask for it? Not sure I could do that. But then, I couldn’t do what he plead guiilty to. I like ‘em willing.

Hat tip to Neal Bootz for 9/12/07.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/12/2007 at 05:31 PM   
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Pooty-Poot is Busy

Two stories this morning out of Russia.

First, we see that Putin has dissolved his government.

Russian president Putin dissolves government
Major shakeup comes ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin dissolved Russia’s government Wednesday in a major political shakeup ahead of parliamentary and presidential elections, the Kremlin said.

The dissolution is expected to result in a new prime minister, who will be seen as Putin’s choice to succeed him after he steps down next spring.

Next, we see that they have tested a new ”Vaccuum Bomb”, or as they like to call it: The Father of all Bombs

Russia tests superstrength bomb

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has tested the world’s most powerful vacuum bomb, which unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast, the military said on Tuesday, dubbing it the “father of all bombs”.

The bomb is the latest in a series of new Russian weapons and policy moves as President Vladimir Putin tries to reassert Moscow’s role on the international stage.

“Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon,” Alexander Rukshin, Russian deputy armed forces chief of staff, told Russia’s state ORT First Channel television. The same report was later shown on the state-sponsored Vesti channel.

“You will now see it in action, the bomb which has no match in the world is being tested at a military site.”

It showed a Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber dropping the bomb over a testing ground. A large explosion followed.

Pictures showed what looked like a flattened multi-storey block of flats surrounded by scorched soil and boulders. “The soil looks like a lunar landscape,” the report said.

“The defense ministry stresses this military invention does not contradict a single international treaty. Russia is not unleashing a new arms race.”

Nice.  Can’t wait to see the fallout from this.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/12/2007 at 02:24 PM   
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Airstrike update

This morning Fox News is reporting that the airstrike took place and that the munitions may have contained nuclear material. They’re also saying that North Korea is condemning the attack. Gee, really? No mention of troops on the ground, and Fox also says it was one airplane. No mention of Syria shooting off anti-aircraft missiles either. Sorry, no link yet; this report was on TV.

Hmmm ... now, why would they report that the target could have had nuclear material? Obviously there was no nuclear detonation. Anybody know how big a radiation sniffer is, or how sensitive they can be ... could one fit in a Predator or other UAV? If it could, then who is more likely to be flying such a thing - Israel from 300 miles away, or the US from 70 miles away?

I think there is quite a bit more to this story than we’re hearing about.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/12/2007 at 12:46 PM   
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Warming Up for Iran

Good Evening All,

I thought I would start off my amateur editing career here at BMEWS with a little story that warms my heart. It looks like our friends in Israel are warming up the bullpen with a little action in Syria.

The Israel Air Force jets that allegedly infiltrated Syrian airspace early last Thursday apparently bombed an Iranian arms shipment that was being transferred to Hizbullah, CNN reported Tuesday.

A ground operation may also have been part of the foray, according to the network. Neither Jerusalem nor Damascus have confirmed the report. But Damascus has denied the presence of any Israeli ground forces on its territory.

CNN said the operation involved ground forces and that the aerial strike left “a great hole in the desert.” Although it did not name a specific source, the network cited “US government officials.” The jets have been identified by the Turkish authorities as IAF F15Is, Israel’s long-range bomber, after fuel tanks were found in Turkish territory.

The CNN report said the IAF’s targets were likely weaponry delivered to Syria that was possibly intended for use by Hizbullah.

CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, delivered the report and quoted sources saying that Israel was “very happy” with the results of the operation.

Well of course they’re happy you little tart, they just had a good practice mission and accomplished killing a few good targets along the way.  What’s not to be pleased with?

Mark my words friends, Iran is coming soon, and we will be the “silent partner” in that arena.




Posted by    United States  on 09/12/2007 at 01:05 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - September 11, 2007

Betray Us

By now you’ve heard the flap about the Moveon.org ad taken out in the New York Times, right?  If not, here it is:

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I was sharing this with a friend and he replied with a very good summary of why the Left is what it is.

Un-freaking-believable.  This is so far removed from being the “loyal opposition” that it’s breathtaking in its scope. 

What this exposes is what’s been eating at the Left for 6 years now: the elevation of authority figures – Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Police, Firefighters, and, of course, the Military – which is the acknowledgement by society that in a time of crisis this is necessary.  The Left hates authority; hates it with the passion of a hundred red hot, burning suns.

The Left has been sniping at Bush and the War on Terror, but their real target is and has always been authority.  They’ve chosen their targets carefully as they know they need the support of the general public in order to enact any sweeping changes.  Their modest gains in the last election were due to corruption in Congress, yet the Left chose to keep the focus on the WoT and (falsely) claim that it was the impetus for the change in control of Congress.  This isn’t naiveté, it is an attempt to stay on message.

The Left is now starting to feel its gains slipping away as some moderately good news emerges from Iraq.  Sensing their tenuous hold on the national agenda, they are lashing out now more and more at the true targets of their ire: authority, or more specifically, the military.  They assume all soldiers are baby killers and that all generals cover up.  This loathing and contempt is so overwhelming, and their position so weak, that they can no longer contain themselves.  What we are seeing in this ad is their real message.

Down with The Man.  Tie this in with the story last night of the defacing of the Vietnam Memorial and I think he is on to something.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/11/2007 at 01:57 PM   
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Where Were You?

There are many good sites doing 9/11 memorials today.  Have a look at:
Kim DuToit
Hot Air

Wizbang is doing a real-time memorial.

So what I want to know from you today is:  Where were you when you realized we were under attack and this was not an accident?

I had a news ticker on the bottom of my screen at work and it came up with a bulletin that a small plane had crashed into the WTC.  I brought up MSNBC.com on my PC and they were doing a live video stream of the tower with smoke billowing out.  The reporters were a little circumspect at first, but as eyewitness reports came in, they said there was the possibility it was actually a jetliner.

I watched and listened while continuing to try and do my work, but that didn’t last long.  Some of my staff came in to watch as well because apparently I was one of the only ones able to get a stream because MSNBC’s servers were being overloaded. (they were one of the few that were still letting you have a live feed without paying)

As we watched, we saw plane number two hit.

That was it.  I declared right there that we were at war.  I called my wife and with a lump in my throat told her what was going on.  The rest of the day was a blur in my memory, except when the towers collapsed.  There were about 15 people in my office as the first one went down.  People screamed and cried right there on the spot, knowing, but not really knowing, what it all meant.  We knew it was bad, worse than we could imagine, and now see in hindsite that it was even worse than that.

What about you?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/11/2007 at 11:53 AM   
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Pissing on Their Graves

How can anyone think this is righteous?

How can they call us the zeolots?

How can they tell us that we are the bad guys?

I have no words.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/11/2007 at 04:01 AM   
Filed Under: • CrimeOutrageous •  
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calendar   Monday - September 10, 2007

Video of the Day

I found this over at Say Anything.  Like Pilgrim says: even though it was done by the left, this is funny, funny stuff.

Great editing job.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/10/2007 at 03:23 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - September 09, 2007

Welfare Motorvator

Such a great poster and picture....
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It’s Been a While Since i’ve posted a new motorvator and I’m behind but had to find a good 1..


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Posted by Infinity   United States  on 09/09/2007 at 10:23 PM   
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A Milestone for the AR-15

I meant to write this up last week, but since its gun day, I’ll post it now.

Via The Shooting Wire.

Bernosky Becomes NRA National High Power Rifle Championship Winner Using the AR-15 Platform Rifle

Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Corp., announced today that Carl Bernosky took home top honors for the 8th time at the 2007 National Rifle Association High Power Rifle Championship Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. Using an AR-15 platform rifle with a Smith & Wesson M&P15 lower, Bernosky achieved a first place finish and now becomes the first person in the history of the event to win the overall championship using an AR-15 platform rifle. In addition, Bernosky also earned titles as the NRA Match Rifle Champion and Civilian Champion.

Competing in the match for his 14th time, Bernosky decided upon using a Smith & Wesson M&P15 lower as the base platform for his custom high power rifle. A veteran of high power matches, Bernosky has amassed over 30 years of experience in competing and in building custom rifles. While Bernosky was not the only competitor in the field using an AR-15 platform, he earned the distinction as the first champion to use the AR-15 platform, finishing above second place shooter and former champion David Tubb.

“When I first decided to compete in this year’s match, I had three or four different rifle options to choose from,” said Carl Bernosky, founder of Bernosky Shooting Sports. “I have always enjoyed shooting the AR-15 platform, but there were many people who thought it couldn’t be used to win this competition. When I made my decision and began to look for a lower in February, the first company I contacted was Smith & Wesson. I have always been a big fan of their products and have worked with them in the past, as they are a tremendous supporter of the shooting sports. Smith & Wesson agreed to support me, and in April I began putting all the pieces together.”

During the competition, Bernosky posted a top score of 1787 points and was awarded the Mumma Trophy. The custom high power rifle used by Bernoksy was chambered in 6mm Hagar and consisted of many custom parts including a Smith & Wesson M&P15 lower; a 26-inch Krieger barrel; a Geiselle trigger; and a custom upper designed by John Holliger.

“I think it will only be a matter of time before we see more shooters competing and winning with an AR-15 platform in high power matches,” said Bernosky. “The rifle itself is more comfortable than many of the other bolt action rifles being used and the ability to shoot quickly and accurately is greatly enhanced. A number of different variants can also be used and the higher sight platform and more adjustment features make it a viable rifle in today’s competitions.”

I want to get an AR soon, The Skipper (PBUH) had recently acquired one and we were going to get together sometime soon to shoot it, but from what he told me, they are an absolute hoot to shoot. 

Maybe I should start the “Help Mr. C. get an AR” fund.  LOL


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/09/2007 at 04:26 PM   
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Slo-Mo Video

Its guns day at BMEWS!

Click over to Tripp Research and check out the cool slow-motion videos they have showing how a 1911 pistol and a little revolver shoot.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/09/2007 at 04:19 PM   
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The Single Issue

I found this over on THR this morning and thought it really boiled it down to what matters.

Why Did it Have to be ... Guns?
by L. Neil Smith

Over the past 30 years, I’ve been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I’ve thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote.

People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn’t true. What I’ve chosen, in a world where there’s never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician—or political philosophy—is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.

Make no mistake: all politicians—even those ostensibly on the side of guns and gun ownership—hate the issue and anyone, like me, who insists on bringing it up. They hate it because it’s an X-ray machine. It’s a Vulcan mind-meld. It’s the ultimate test to which any politician—or political philosophy—can be put.

If a politician isn’t perfectly comfortable with the idea of his average constituent, any man, woman, or responsible child, walking into a hardware store and paying cash—for any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything—without producing ID or signing one scrap of paper, he isn’t your friend no matter what he tells you.

If he isn’t genuinely enthusiastic about his average constituent stuffing that weapon into a purse or pocket or tucking it under a coat and walking home without asking anybody’s permission, he’s a four-flusher, no matter what he claims.

What his attitude—toward your ownership and use of weapons—conveys is his real attitude about you. And if he doesn’t trust you, then why in the name of John Moses Browning should you trust him?

If he doesn’t want you to have the means of defending your life, do you want him in a position to control it?

If he makes excuses about obeying a law he’s sworn to uphold and defend—the highest law of the land, the Bill of Rights—do you want to entrust him with anything?

If he ignores you, sneers at you, complains about you, or defames you, if he calls you names only he thinks are evil—like “Constitutionalist"—when you insist that he account for himself, hasn’t he betrayed his oath, isn’t he unfit to hold office, and doesn’t he really belong in jail?

Sure, these are all leading questions. They’re the questions that led me to the issue of guns and gun ownership as the clearest and most unmistakable demonstration of what any given politician—or political philosophy—is really made of.

He may lecture you about the dangerous weirdos out there who shouldn’t have a gun—but what does that have to do with you? Why in the name of John Moses Browning should you be made to suffer for the misdeeds of others? Didn’t you lay aside the infantile notion of group punishment when you left public school—or the military? Isn’t it an essentially European notion, anyway—Prussian, maybe—and certainly not what America was supposed to be all about?

And if there are dangerous weirdos out there, does it make sense to deprive you of the means of protecting yourself from them? Forget about those other people, those dangerous weirdos, this is about you, and it has been, all along.

Try it yourself: if a politician won’t trust you, why should you trust him? If he’s a man—and you’re not—what does his lack of trust tell you about his real attitude toward women? If “he” happens to be a woman, what makes her so perverse that she’s eager to render her fellow women helpless on the mean and seedy streets her policies helped create? Should you believe her when she says she wants to help you by imposing some infantile group health care program on you at the point of the kind of gun she doesn’t want you to have?

On the other hand—or the other party—should you believe anything politicians say who claim they stand for freedom, but drag their feet and make excuses about repealing limits on your right to own and carry weapons? What does this tell you about their real motives for ignoring voters and ramming through one infantile group trade agreement after another with other countries?

Makes voting simpler, doesn’t it? You don’t have to study every issue—health care, international trade—all you have to do is use this X-ray machine, this Vulcan mind-meld, to get beyond their empty words and find out how politicians really feel. About you. And that, of course, is why they hate it.

And that’s why I’m accused of being a single-issue writer, thinker, and voter.

But it isn’t true, is it?

It really is that simple.  Does the candidate that wants your vote actually trust you the way he (or she) wants you to trust them?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/09/2007 at 04:13 PM   
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How to meet girls, moonbat-style

It’s Sunday, and I’m tired of the serious stuff. I found this linked on FARK. I don’t recommend trying this at home. But it is an interesting look at the mating habits of moonbats.

I checked this with ‘Preview’ and it plays w/o sound. (been having problems with the latest version of Flash) In case you have the same problem, here is the link on YouTube to Licking Chicks. Yeah, imaginative title…


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 09/09/2007 at 12:56 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - September 08, 2007

Glowbull Warming Update

Glowball Warming Coming!!!!!!!!
Women, Children and Bears to suffer worst.

WASHINGTON - Only a third of the world’s polar bears may be left within 50 years because of thinning sea ice from global warming in the Arctic, the U.S. Geological Survey said Friday

The agency projects that polar bears during that time also will lose 42 percent of the Arctic range they need to live in during summer in the Polar Basin when they need to hunt and breed.

Mark Myers, the USGS director, said the findings from U.S. and Canadian scientists are based on six months of new studies, during which the health of three polar bear groups and their dependency on Arctic sea ice were examined using “new and traditional models.[Those same models that can’t predict weather next week, right? -FC]”

They were made public to help guide Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s decision expected in January on his agency’s proposal to add the polar bear to the government’s endangered species list.

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Ahhh yes, now we see what the motivation is...to help guide the secretary in his decision.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/08/2007 at 04:00 PM   
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