Migrant Invasion Army. That is a lot of walking.

I took mom to the doctor’s this morning and they had the TV on Univision. They have journos attached to the “caravan” and if we go by who they interview, the mass of people are only women, kids under ten and people over 60. What they mentioned was the location where they had arrived in Mexico: Tapachula.

I went to Google maps and located the town to find ou they are still way down south of the nearest entry point in the US Border, Brownsville.

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That sis 1,089 miles and according to Google, it can be done by walking in 356 hours? That is 14 days by doing 77 miles a day every 24 hour, not happening unless all passed Ranger selection, including the little kids. Now, 25 miles a day seems to be a more reasonable pace but that would make it 43 days to reach Brownsville.

And here is another rub: From the border between Guatemala and Mexico (remember the bridge?) to the town of Tapachula is only 10 miles.

That is a one day gain, so unless Soros and Bloomberg cough up some dough and rent busses to take the 7 to 10 thousand “migrants” we may see them trying to reach US sometime early March, if they remain in the “caravan” at all.

If I were woke, I’d have to say this whole thing was concocted by Trump and the Republicans because other than a few militants, the idea of that many people just breaking through our borders and fuck you very much is not settling well with Americans and Legal Immigrants. I don’t see a lot of outward support in the street to this Mariel-By-Land invasion.

We may end up with both Trump’s Border Wall built fast and even my mine field.

 

 

 

Gun owners to the rescue

Pando is the single largest, and possibly oldest, living organism on earth.

It is a stand of Aspen trees that covers 106 ares in Utah, that is actually one colony of trees that share a single root system and DNA.

The video below goes into the science of Pando:

Pando is dying.

From Live Science:

The World’s Largest Organism Is Dying

It’s death by a thousand nibbles.

Pando, the world’s largest living organism — and possibly its oldest — is being destroyed by the voracious appetite of mule deer.

Also known as the trembling giant, Pando is a colony of quaking aspen that spans 106 acres (43 hectares) of south-central Utah. Because of an explosion of deer in the area, new sprouts from Pando are eaten before they have a chance to mature, and the venerable organism is at risk of dying out altogether.

“If we had a community of 50,000 people and every one of them was over 80 years of age, we wouldn’t have a very sustainable community,” Rogers said. “That is exactly what we’re looking at with the Pando clone.”

The reason is that mule deer, and occasionally cattle, are devouring the babies of the community before they have an opportunity to grow to maturity. The problem has been going on for decades, Rogers said.

“It’s clear that nearly every sprout that comes up — they’re technically called suckers — is eaten almost immediately as it comes out of the ground,” Rogers said.

Meanwhile, the older stems are almost all between 110 and 130 years old, which is about the typical life span of individual quaking aspen stems, Rogers said. The forest floor is covered with dead trees, and no new life is coming in to replace it, he said.

Mule deer and other herbivores became such a problem for Pando in recent decades in part because of humans.

“Humans have eliminated predators,” Rogers said.

Without wolves prowling the area, for instance, deer populations not only explode, but the deer that do frequent an area become more brazen. Instead of moving on quickly, they linger and munch on the nutrient-rich sprouts to their hearts’ content.

Clearly there is a solution to this problem.

Enforce ranching restrictions to keep the cattle out of Pando.

Kill more Mule Deer.

Utah is a gun friendly state.  Just increase the number of buck and doe tags for hunts in the southern region of Utah that are harming Pando.

Newsweek sheds a little more light on this issue.

According to Rogers, we must do a better job of managing wildlife and vegetation in a coordinated fashion.

“In the western U.S., states manage the animals, particularly so-called ‘game species,’ and the federal government manages large forest reserves,” he said. “These entities often have different priorities. In the case of Pando, mule deer management is somewhat in conflict with quaking aspen stewardship.”

The authors suggest that forest managers will need to consider altering deer and cattle browsing patterns in the long term and shoring up fencing in the immediate term.

So Utah and the US Department of the Interior need to have a sit down and discuss the killing of Muleys in the region of Pando.  Get everybody on the same page.

Southern Utah is a beautiful place.  I guarantee that if Utah publicized that is has an overabundance of Mule Deer and need the population reduced, they’d be able to fill every tag they offered, and just think about the increase in revenue from the additional tags sold.

Being a business friendly, private sector kind of guy, I could dream up all sorts of tax breaks and incentives to get Utah hunting guides to take people out to that area of the country and thin the Mule Deer population to Pando sustaining levels.

I know Donald Trump Jr. is a hunter.  I couldn’t think a a better way for Utah to solve this problem them approaching Don Jr. about the need to kill more south Utah deer, than have him go on a top tier guided hunt and bag himself a big one.

The hand wringing environmentalists won’t like this.  So what.

There is only one solution that both increases the amount of money the goverment takes in AND eliminates the overpopulation of deer.

Legal hunting.

C’mon Utah, this isn’t a hard call to make.

 

 

NRA Money, bad. Bloomblerg Money, good. – If you have not applied for your Florida CWP, do it now.

Via NRA-ILA

 Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Thursday that in addition to throwing $2 million behind Democratic candidates seeking Florida Cabinet positions, it will be dedicating $1.8 million solely to agriculture commissioner nominee Nikki Fried and attorney general hopeful Sean Shaw.
The organization told the Times/Herald that it supports “gun-sense” candidates like Fried, who called for a full audit of the concealed-weapons permit process.

Bloomberg’s gun safety group to spend another $1.8 million on Nikki Fried, Sean Shaw

After hammering about how bad was that politicians were getting money to run, specially if it was from the NRA (which is not that much) the Gun Control suddenly has found the idea of pouring millions in campaigns to be not only palatable but doubleplusgood. Bloomberg already bought the future Florida Senate President at the tune of $200K and wants to buy elected positions in the executive branch.

As for Nikki Fried, as much as she can, I don’t think she can upend the CWP, but she probably can slow it down to the three months allowed by the law rather than as fast as the modern methods allows.  She is saying that an overhaul is needed so I would not be surprised if suddenly new hires start making mistakes so the problem could be taken to the legislature for overhaul and eventually elimination from Florida statutes. And I will predict that they will go as bold as to try to eliminate carry altogether in Florida.

Florida led the country with the Concealed Carry movement. The Democrats want it to lead the roll back from Florida. They want to Californicate us.
I don’t know you, but I am already tired of the North Easterners trying to tell me their way (the way they are escaping) is better than ours.

 

The normals are getting fed up

Remember when Congresswoman Maxine Waters challenged her followers to harass politicians and cabinet members in public?

Well, her people dutifully followed.

The media then did some Olympic gold medal level mental gymnastics to justify her call for the harassment of public officials.

The one thing that I don’t thing that neither her nor the media, nor anybody else on the Left thought was going to happen was that the normals – those of us who quietly go about our day, doing or job, paying our taxes, not engaging in hysterical politicking – were going to get sick of that shit fast.

Late last week, Senator Majority Leader “Cocaine” Mitch McConnell and his wife Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao went out for dinner.

A devoted Leftist decided to give the happy couple a piece of his unhinged mind.

“Oh yeah, why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave our entire country,” said the diner

“They’re going to come for Social Security,” the diner continued before appearing to be approached by restaurant staff.

The woman who recorded the incident told TMZ the diner also slammed his fists on the couple’s table and threw out his food.

We saw similar things happen to Betsy DeVos, Sarah Sanders, and Ted Cruz.  This time something changed.

Diners confront Mitch McConnell at restaurant, get told to ‘leave him alone’ by others

As Chao argues with the protester, McConnell appears unperturbed and sips on a drink. But other diners begin yelling at the protester, telling him to “leave him alone” and making shoo-ing gestures.

“They’re going to come for Social Security,” he told the other diners, before appearing to be approached by staff.

Video of this was captured by a woman and sold to TMZ.

At previous restaurant confrontations the staff stood back and refused to engage.

So in this case both the staff and the patrons expressed a great deal of displeasure at this stunt, making the harasser leave and letting McConnell and Chao stay.

McConnell reportedly later thanked some of the supporters and shook their hands.

“The Leader and Sec. Chao enjoyed their meal in Louisville last night and they appreciate those who spoke up against incivility,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement. “They hope other patrons weren’t too inconvenienced by left-wing tantrums. As the Leader often says, the Senate will not be intimidated by the antics of far-left protestors.”

The normals are not going to stand for this anymore.

So far what we’ve seen is that these antics have been good at doing one thing: turning moderates into people who intend to vote Republican.

Seeing an on coming Red wave instead of a Blue wave, we can expect more and more of this type of stunt to happen.

The Left is pushing its luck.  The normals are going to do more than push back at the polls, they are going to push back against the idiots who stir up shit in restaurants and stores.

I’ve used this quote before “Crime will expand according to our willingness to put up with it.”

The normals are not willing to put up with it anymore.  If police or security or staff are going to let it slide out of political convenience, we will take matters into our own hands.

Right now, that’s yelling back at the harassers.  I have a feeling that if they up the ante we will too.

The next time a bunch of Antifa try and stop traffic, some normal in a pickup is going to show them what a brush guard is for.

The Left is rapidly overplaying its hand, what comes next will be interesting.

Concealed Carry on November 6th

This from USA Today:

Campaign to ‘protect voters’ asks for help in keeping guns out of polling places

Gun-control groups are launching a “voter protection campaign” to keep guns out of the polling booths this Election Day.

The social media campaign is encouraging voters who see people with firearms to text “Guns down” to 91990. Reports will be sent to nonpartisan election protection experts, who may contact authorities or send a lawyer to the polling place.

The groups are concerned about gun owners bringing their firearms to rallies and political events since the election of President Donald Trump, said Igor Volsky, Guns Down America director.

“Given the troubling political rhetoric we’ve seen over the last two years, and that guns are far too easy to obtain, this campaign will help the majority of Americans who believe that fewer guns keeps us safer fight back and cast their ballots free from fear of intimidation,” he said.

Voter intimidation is a federal crime, but states have different rules on bringing firearms to polling places. Only Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas have clear laws prohibiting guns at polls, according to Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. This week, the Missoula City Council in Montana voted to ban weapons in polling places and other public places.

The campaign targets key districts that have competitive races and high number of gun-owning households in Florida, Texas, Indiana, Nevada, Wisconsin, Colorado and Georgia. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, League of Women Voters of Florida, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Media Matters and the Center for American Progress are partnering with Guns Down America on the campaign.

At first read, what comes across is the same sentiment expressed by all the professors who raged against campus carry.

Nobody actually threatened them with a gun.  No one intimidated them  No student even hinted at the idea that he would shoot a professor or another student for saying something controversial during a class discussion.

But each and every professor said that the knowledge that a student might have a gun on them made them afraid to speak their mind or teach the subject the way they wanted to.  The “intimidation” was clearly self inflicted, probably out of psychological projection.

Then I realized, that is the point.  There are many places where it is lawful to carry in a polling place, assuming other prohibitions don’t exist, i.e. the polling place is a school or court.  The whole purpose of this is to plant the idea in the minds of anti-gun activists of filing false voter intimidation charges against concealed carriers.

But wait, there’s more.

Since I read Miguel’s posts, I asked myself the question Cui Bono? (Who benefits?)

Miguel has done a post on Igor Volsky before.  Going through his social media, Volsky is obviously more than just an anti-gun activist.  He works with the Center for American Progress, is associated with Think Progress, and fashions himself as part of the anti-Trump #Resistance.

Anybody who knows the uglier history of the South knows that the Klan used to “volunteer” or “provide security” for polling places.  What it really was, was naked intimidation of black voters.  Even if they were not official volunteers, they would often show up anyway.  Once every other legal barrier to voting has been struck down, Southern Democrats kept blacks from voting by the threat of violence.  Even with the passage of

As poll after poll seems to indicate that the Democrats will lose seats in the Senate, and maybe even the House, I am concerned that they will resort to old tactics.

Namely letting Antifa gather dangerously close to polling places.

Do you look like a Trump voter?  Maybe you’re a white man?  Especially one who drives a truck or looks blue collar.

Just how badly do you want to vote?  Is it worth trying to push your way through a black bloc and risk a beating or a doxxing to cast your vote?

Cui Bono from you having to leave your gun in your car so you are not falsely accused of voter initmidation?

Antifa.  The #Resistance.

I honestly would not say that it beyond reason to think that the radical Left will attempt to swing the vote on election day with some good ‘ol “scare ’em away from the polls” Klan tactics.  Disarming you before you vote will only make it easier for them.