Tuesday Tunes

Theme songs tell us the story of a life, real or fictional, in just a few seconds. Words aren’t required, nobody can hear the opening sounds of the Star Trek theme song and not know what is happening. It is so strong that a bar or two and they can twist it and your mind somewhere else.

The theme from Jaws is still used in paradies and to tell people that what they seeing hides what’s beneigh the surface.

Sometimes lives have theme songs. This is the song that will be played at my daughters wedding. Not sure when, but it will be played.

Canadian Pastor Artur Pawlowski Vindicated

After over two years of legal battles the Canadian pastor that was arrested for holding services in defiance of Woo-Flu lockdown dictates has won his appeal.

All fines are to be returned to the pastor and his brother. In addition there are penalties are being assessed against the government including Artur’s costs for litigation. Hopefully this will actually cover his costs.

Artur made headlines in 2020 when he told Albert storm troopers to get out of his church. He was videoed verbally berating the cops as they attempted to shut down services. He was later arrested for refusing to abide by illegal orders.

He was arrested again in a pre-dawn raid by Albert SWAT storm troopers on the day he was scheduled to speak at a Canadian Truckers protest rally.

This sort of falls in the same category of all the people that had their guns confiscated after hurricane Katrina. They did get their firearms back but it took years of litigation and when/if they got them back many were significantly damaged.

Artur will not get his time spent in prison back. He was made an example of what the government will do to you if they decide you are not of the right class.

Don’t ever give up your guns.

Karma comes around: Rebekah Jones Disqualified from Florida Dem. Primary

Rebeka Jones being detained
Rebeka Jones being detained during police raid. 2020-12-07

Rebeka Jones made the news because she was a “data portal administrator” who claimed that DeSantis was forcing her to publish false covid numbers. Her claim was bogus from the start and almost anybody that works with these sorts of data portals knows it.

The gist of what she her office was doing was receiving daily data dumps from the state and then uploading that data into a public facing portal. By having this two step process the state could make sure that no Personally Identifying Data (PID) could be released to the public accidently as there was an “air gap” between PID and the public facing portal.

Rebeka claimed she was being forced to modify the data. This is bogus on the face because she would have had to make the exact same modifications to each data upload and her portal was not an official source. No matter what changes she made or how often she made them, the original data would be unchanged. I.e. she did not have the power to do what she claimed she was being told to do.

She is currently running for congress as a Democrat. Being a person of good moral character and able to understand the rules plus knowing what she has the power to do, she fucked up.

Yep, she failed to register as a Democrat before the deadline. Thus a north Florida judge ruled that she is not eligible for this months Democrat primary.

We hope that Ms. Jones continues to make the same quality of choices alleviating the need for people to actually care about her or her opinions.

School Hardening, Madison County, NC

What should be outside every school in the country

While not quite at the same level as some schools in Georgia, at least one county in North Carolina is moving in the correct direction.

With the start of the 2022-2023 school year all of the schools in the Madison County school district will have School Resource Officers (SRO). All SROs will be armed with a 9mm sidearm with at least 2 reloads (50+ rounds). In addition there will be breaching tools in each shool.

The article states that the breaching tools will be kept in the safe, which really doesn’t make sense.

…the local school system and Sheriff’s Office are rolling out some beefed up security measures in 2022-23, including putting AR-15 rifles in every school.
AR-15s put in all Madison County schools to enhance security in case of active shooter

The Citizen Times reports that schools are being hardened by pre-staging equipment for the SROs and responding law enforcement. They are also adding panic button systems to will be directly connected to the police dispatch.

The problem with all of these styles of hardening is the same. It is what we saw in Uvalde and Parkland, the effective response to a mass shooting requires men and women to advance to the sound of gunfire and take out the shooter.

It doesn’t matter if the police response time is less than 3 minutes if they are going to cower in the hallway for 77 minutes. It doesn’t matter if there is an SRO on site if they are hiding being the building with brown stains in their shorts.

You are your own first responder. When my children enter a school as a student the school becomes parent in loco. That means the school staff members need to be able to be first responders.

My wife doesn’t carry. I can’t make her. I won’t make her. We’ve come a long way in that she is comfortable handling firearms. She is prepared to defend our home and children with deadly force today. She’s had formal training and she will put rounds on target. She is certainly much better than minute of animal.

I do carry. We do not want every teacher to carry. There are some that are not mentally up to the task. There are some that are more afraid of making a mistake than of doing the right thing. What we want is for staff, including teachers, to have the ability to carry on campus.

In spite of Bruen, Oregon version

Gun banners just got to ban guns. It is what they do.

Once is an accident.

Twice is a coincident.

Three times is enemy action.

Oregon gun control advocates are putting a measure on the ballot which will make it impossible for people to actually purchase a firearm.

The measure would enact a law requiring a permit issued by a local law enforcement agency to purchase any firearm. Applicants would have to pay a fee, be fingerprinted, complete safety training, and pass a criminal background check.

Hmmm, “Shall Not Be Infringed.”

“In order to obtain the permit, an applicant would have to show up with a firearm to demonstrate the ability to load, fire, unload, and store the firearm,” Williamson, an Oregon trial attorney specializing in firearms law, told The Epoch Times. “But you can’t get a firearm without the permit. And under Oregon’s highly restrictive gun storage laws, no one can legally loan a firearm to another. That creates an impassable barrier.”

Oregonians to Vote on Gun Control Measure Opponent Calls ‘Strictest’ in the Nation

Everything we see happening today is about making it as difficult and expensive as possible in order to exercise our rights as guaranteed in the Constitution.

“We can’t require you to show good cause? Then you will have to show you have good moral character.”

“You want a permit? No problem, just pay hundreds of dollars up front and take a training course. What training course? We haven’t defined it yet, you’ll have to wait until sometime next year.”

“You want to purchase a gun? No problem get a permit.”

“You want to purchase a gun? Sorry, there are no gun stores because they’ve all been sued out of existance.”

Side note, for the longest time there was only on LLC in Washington DC. He had an office in the MPD building. If you had permission to buy a gun from the government you had to jump through a bunch of hoops. Purchase you firearm outside the city and then have it shipped into the city to actually pick it up. Go read Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to Take Yours

They’ve lost, but they are going to cause as much pain as possible on the way down.

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