I believe I know why Trump hates DeSantis.

DeSantis got re-elected, turned most of Florida a solid Republican red and helped deliver 29 electoral votes for Trump. And I won’t even get into the how DeSantis weathered the COVID bullshit and kept the state into becoming a shithole.

Being better than him seem to be an unforgiving sin for Trump.

But when he insults DeSantis, he also insults those of us who voted for the governor.

As of right now, my next presidential ballot will not be check-marked for Trump if he is the one selected to run for President under the Republican ticket. If he stops behaving like a disgruntled carpetbagger and apologizes, I may reconsider.

The Delusions of a Tyrant, NJ Style

Recently, Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin discussed New Jersey’s decrease in gun violence and pointed to our state’s strict gun laws as one of the main reasons for this decline. According to Platkin, shootings dropped 25% statewide in 2022. This is a monumental accomplishment; hundreds of people across the state of New Jersey were safe from senseless gun violence last year and it is due in large part to our commonsense gun laws that have been proven to work.
NJ gun laws: We know strict concealed carry works. This is why | — Courier Post By Louis Cappelli Jr.

Matt is out there fighting for the safety of the people of New Jersey. You know this because Louis tells you so. But it is fun to look some of the fun things he has to say Here in New Jersey, we have the fourth-strongest gun laws in the country. We also have the third-lowest rate of firearm deaths in the country and the lowest rate of firearm ownership with just 8.9% of New Jersey households reporting to own firearms. Id.

Is he proud his state has some of the worse gun right infringements in the country. He is proud of the infringements in the concealed carry permitting. He is proud of the infringements on individuals making firearms. He is proud of the infringements on people right to purchase firearms without permission. He is proud of being a tyrant.

But he is very upset that some people aren’t taking a knee to these infringements. Unfortunately, this was almost instantly challenged by gun-rights groups who claimed the law was unconstitutional because it violated the Second Amendment. id.. Yep, you read that right, they claim it was an infringement, not that it was.

And it just gets worse for him. To add insult to injury, the Supreme Court ruled in June that the Constitution provides a right to carry a gun outside the home Id. How horrible it is that the Supreme Court reaffirmed in Bruen that Heller is still good law and that if it is an arm in common use it is covered by the Second Amendment and if it is even a little infringement it is too much.

So Louis doesn’t get to have Matt go to the courts and whine that his law should make people safer so it should pass constitutional muster.

But let’s take a look at some of Louis’s claims, that New Jersey is somehow special in the reduction of violent crimes. Of course he might be cherry picking to just crimes committed with firearms:

Every statistic tracked in violent crime in the FBI’s UCR shows that crime is decreasing. That might be meaningful.
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Today I gave myself a treat.

There is a store here in Murfreesboro when I go to get my Venezuelan coffee to brew and other treats that my wife became addicted while we lived down there.  To my surprise, today I found the brand of malta (non-alcoholic malt beverage brewed from barley, hops and other things) that I loved since I was a tiny tot.

After chugging half the can of the almost frozen delight, I realized that this company had closed down during the mid Presidency of Hugo Chavez alongside many other private enterprises. Naturally my curiosity was piqued as to where the old elixir was being produced and I was a bit (a lot) surprised):

Poland? And for a Miami company? At first, I was upset, this is a brand that was not only truly a part of Venezuela but represented my home city.  Many hot tropical days through my life were chilled with a cold bottle or can of Malta Caracas and many discussions were help among friends who swore by it versus the uncouth who liked the competitor Maltin Polar. And it was indeed a sad day when I found out that the company had shut down, unable to deal with the communist idiocies of Asshole Hugo and his band of thieving Communists.

And then, the idea that the former communist country who gave the USSR so much agita is producing my beverage of love for a company in Miami, struck me as a beautiful irony and had to chuckle.

Sometime life balances itself.

Self defense idiocy

Two tweets:



I don’t think she realizes that in most states, a sap, cosh, or blackjack is illegal to carry.

I disagree with the law but it’s still the law.

This woman is so concerned with being convinced for defending herself from abuse that she chooses to carry a felony keychain.

Not just that, but her felony keychain is almost guaranteed to be ineffective.

I honestly don’t see a woman beating a man down with a weighted keychain.  That seems highly improbable.

These people are filled with such bad information and advice it’s mind numbing.

Ladies, get a carry permit and arm yourselves – a follow up

This is a follow up post to a previous post: Why I support shooting unarmed attackers.

A judge reduced the bond of the purse snatcher who paralyzed a woman in an attack.

Houston teen accused of paralyzing woman in ‘jugging’ robbery has bond cut in half

A Houston teen has been accused of slamming a mother of three into the ground during a “jugging” robbery that left the victim paralyzed — and he appeared this week in court, where he had his bond slashed in half to $100,000.

Joseph Harrell, 17, was ordered held last week on $200,000 bond following the harrowing, caught-on-camera Feb. 13 attack that left Nhung Truong unable to walk, Fox News reported.

Prosecutors had asked for the $200,000 bond because he had just been released on a $100 bond on Jan. 26 on an unlawful carrying of a weapon charge.

But his court-appointed attorney argued Wednesday to have his bond reduced to $100,000, saying his family could not afford to spring him.

In addition to the counts for aggravated robbery and unlawful carrying of a weapon, Harrell is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from another incident on Feb. 25.

During that incident, Harrell and at least one other suspect allegedly stole a woman’s purse as she was leaving a business in southeast Houston. 

This piece of shit targets women, especially Asian women, to rob beat them up and rob them.

He was arrested on an illegal possession of a gun charge and was let out and now they cut his bond in half.

In recorded jail calls, he clearly has no remorse.


The law will not protect women in Houston.  He will not stop until a victim stops him.

The lesson is to take your self defense seriously.

Nobody is coming, prepare to defend yourself.


These people need to get new material. (Update)

GIFFORDS Florida State Director Samantha Barrios:

“As a mother of two young children in Florida, I fear for them every day. We do not need people without training or background checks carrying firearms in public. If permitless carry becomes law, arguments will turn into gun fights in our parks and grocery stores. The House took a dangerous step forward today. Floridians must step up and demand their elected officials in the Senate stop this bill.”

GIFFORDS Florida Condemns House Passage of Dangerous “Anyone with a Gun” Bill | Giffords

This was the excuse given when Concealed Carry was passed in Florida back in the 1980s and pretty much in every state after that when Shall Issue became the norm. Then again when Stand Your ground was enacted and the wails of gloom and doom were loud enough for the heavens to get earplugs.

And we all know none of the old predictions came to fruition and the same will happen to the new predictions. I am starting to believe they have the same writers as the people that want to “save us” from global warming who keep chanting “We only have 5 years to save the world!” every 5 years.

And Moms Demand could not be left behind:

“Governor DeSantis and House Republicans have chosen to make our beaches, restaurants, schools, grocery stores, parks, and everywhere else we go more vulnerable to gun violence, ” said Wendy Malloy, a volunteer with the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action.

Florida House Passes Permitless Carry Despite the Majority of Floridians Opposing;  Florida Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond | Everytown

Unequal enforcement of the law and gun rights

I saw this segment on Tucker Carlson last night:


I found the NPR bit that he referenced.

Meet the queer people who practice shooting to defend themselves from hate groups

Mass shootings targeting LGBTQ spaces and a rise in anti-trans rhetoric have inspired some queer people to take up arms. New Hampshire Public Radio’s Todd Bookman joined the monthly gathering of a gun group that sees firearms as key to their own self-defense. And as you might imagine, the story does include the sound of gunfire.

Mass shootings targeting LGBT spaces are not on the rise.  There is no evidence of disproportionate targeting of LGBT spaces.

The last two mass shootings of LGBT spaces were a nightclub targetd by an ISIS supporter who didn’t know it was a gay club and a gay club shooting by a non-binary queer insane person.

Not attacks by right-wing white supremacists.

BOOKMAN: Groups like Rainbow Reload exist around the country, often called pink pistol clubs. It’s a place for experts and the gun-curious to practice and improve their shooting, but this goes beyond hobby. There’s a practical goal here, to prepare and protect themselves.

SMITH: If the world is dangerous, then you have to be dangerous back. And that very much has pushed me into where I am now.

JAMIE: There’s been an uptick in hate crimes. There’s been an uptick in groups that have been protesting drag story times and drag shows. And it felt like I needed to learn how to protect myself.

GUARDIAN: I mean, if you go far enough left, you get your guns back.

On principle, I believe in the right of people to keep and bear arms.

On the other hand, these people are Antifa tankies.  Rainbow Reload claims to be non-political but many of these people here associate with groups like the John Brown Gun Club and Socialist Rifle Association.

They are radical Leftist activists who have bought into a narrative of oppression.

This is something I have written about on this blog before.

There is absolutely zero evidence of targeted murders of transgender individuals.

Transgender people are not murdered disproportionately to their numbers, in fact their murder rate is below proportion.

The reality is most trans women who are killed are killed while engaged in criminal activity, namely prostitution.

Turns out that the vast majority of transgender people murdered were hookers who were killed by Johns who were mad that they ordered the taco and got the sausage and meatballs.

The rest were the victims of typical crimes, including robbery and domestic abuse.

But to listen to The Narrative, transgender people are the victims of Right-wing Christian white supremacists genocide.

Here is where things get dicey.

We have, for years, been told that Right-wing speech is violence.

It’s been proven that the Left believes that Left-wing violence is speech.

Under the reasons that these LGBT people claim to want guns is parents protesting against gay porn books in elementary schools and drag shows for children.

It’s a threat to them when we say “don’t sexualize kids in school.”

The Narrative has established that I am the threat that they feel they need to defend against because I don’t want my kid’s classroom to look like a Pride parade.

We’ve seen these Antifa protecting drag shows with guns.


So what happens when the shooting starts in a district with a prosecutor that is ideologically aligned with them?

When some commie tankie tranny yeets a mom angry about a drag story hour in a library?

Right-wing speech is violence, so is it a good shoot?

I support gun rights but I prefer my Leftist shock troops unarmed.