• July 5, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Ordered 15 extra pounds of various propellants today. Scarcity is already affecting this market again. Get ’em while you can. Small orders, varied suppliers. You know what to do.

    • July 6, 2016 at 8:43 am
      Laura B,

      Geez… Don’t become the enemy.

      • July 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm

        Laura B, to paraphrase the old saying attributed to Lincoln or Twain but probably first voiced by Mrs. Goose, one can remain quiet and be thought ignorant or spout off and prove it.

        Good rule of thumb: if you don’t understand something say so and you will be enlightened, but don’t make accusatory comments or you will be rebuked…like this.

      • July 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm

        Geez….Don’t be a victim.

      • July 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm
        B Woodman

        “Enemy” is a state of mind and actions taken.
        “Propellants” is just the tool. In itself, it is neither good nor evil. Only in how it is used, and against whom.
        Like “guns”.
        Clear as mud now?

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:39 pm


    As is most everything anymore.

    The questions are hard to ask when we already know the grim answers.

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    He played the hand he was handed by Lynch.
    Bet you dollars to donuts he’s got something that no one can wiggle out of. She’s been called out as a liar of the first order multiple times.

    That foundation is going to crack and spill all over like sticky molasses.
    Maybe somethings will really stick.

    Vote like your life depends on it. Because it does.

    • July 6, 2016 at 2:06 am

      “Vote like your life depends on it. Because it does.”

      Quite literally.

  • July 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm
    Spin Drift

    Golden Anniversary tomorrow, Pretty Wife and I bought each other Sig P938’s. Checked them out today. Cycles hollow points no problem. Reasonable accuracy at 50 feet, nose shots at 21. Got a new AR too just to have his and hers versions.

    We still believe in the ballot box but it pays to be prepared.

    Push the rule of law to all your daily contacts, the truth like water will kill the WWW.

    Keep your powder dry
    War Damn Eagle

    • July 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Wow, that is huge, congrats. Wifey and I will have 45 this Dec. but were both 17 at the time, so 50 for you and assuming a more normal age of matrimony you’re 70ish? Why did I have the impression you were younger?

      Anyway, great gifts. I love me some Sigs and I’m a 9 kind of guy; those little 938’s will make perfect toters. Good on the new sport rifle too, I’m assuming 5.56/.223, the second of my SHFT caliber trinity. Partly for reasons of universal availability/low cost and partly because I just like ’em, I’ve told customers who would listen for years that if you’ve got a good stock of .22, .223, and 9mm and six or eight things to launch ’em there’s not much you can’t do if the SHTF or even if it doesn’t.

      Anyway, congratulations again on that 50th milestone and making it with a lady who understands and appreciates fine and necessary things. But you still might want to reinforce that with something for that namesake anniversary, maybe a half-eagle on a chain? Symbolic, beautiful, and there for you if/when you need it, just like the other precious metals (brass, copper, lead) we discussed.

    • July 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Sigs cycle anything at any time. I think I’ve had one stovepipe in one of my Sigs out of probably 2000 – 3000 rounds total through Sigs. (Nowhere near as much as I need to shoot. But then I can’t do a nose shot at 20′ consistently even with a 4.4″ barrel. I can put 90% of rounds on a silhouette torso at that distance in .45 and .357 using Sigs…)

      Congratulations on the anniversary as well.

    • July 6, 2016 at 12:11 am

      Spin-Congratulations to you and your lovely bride of 50 years.
      Congrats also on the new additions to the family.
      They won’t need feeding at 2 am.

      • July 6, 2016 at 12:27 am

        “They won’t need feeding at 2 am.”

        Hope not. But you never know when “they” are coming.

    • July 6, 2016 at 6:05 am
      Bill G


    • July 6, 2016 at 7:59 am

      “Got a new AR too just to have his and hers versions.”

      So you finally managed to get your own then? 😉

      Well done!

    • July 6, 2016 at 10:11 am
      Spin Drift

      Guys, I screwed up, it is the Silver Anniversary. Only 25 years but we are going for 50. The Pretty Wife’s G-Ma is going to be 100 next week so I think she will make it. Thanks for all the congrats though.

      Yes we do the 22, 5.56, 9mm, 45 and anything that will use 30-06 brass. We are lethal to 1 click. It’s funny as hell when PW goes and buys a 1000 round case of 5.56. The looks are priceless.

      As to the WWW (Wicked Witch of the West) the truth in the rule of law will expose her. I’m waiting for the Russian hackers to start dropping her e-mails (or the Mossad ones). I think the Israelis would rather have the Donald rather that WWW as Commander in Chief.

      Lock and Load
      War Damn Eagle

      • July 6, 2016 at 10:57 am

        Ah, so my impression (aka pawndar) was accurate as it most often is. I think it’s the “spin” that clued me in to your being sub-50 instead of post-70. 🙂

        The congrats and everything else in my comment still applies though and 50 will be here in a blink, trust me on that.

        But the event-specific additional gift I mentioned might need to be switched to say, a roll of Peace dollars; historical, low premium over melt and the symobolic, beautiful, and there for you attributes still apply. She might not want to wear ’em around her neck though. Pawndar is kicking in again, telling me you already have a silver stash, but it’s like guns & ammo; never too much. 😉

      • July 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm
        B Woodman

        I like to buy silver rounds, 1 oz, 999. Just as cheap (if not cheaper) than buying junk coins. And I do have a few dollars /ounces worth of that too, just to make change when necessary.

  • July 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Is anybody really surprised?

  • July 5, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    So much for Comey’s rep as a straight shooter. What was his price? Threats on his family? I didn’t believe personal danger would sway him, but his children? What would YOU do? Srsly…… it’s still the end of Rule of Law.

    • July 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      I think he and Lynch got the Ashe “memo”.

    • July 6, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Perhaps they offer him the classic choice of “Plata Ou Plomba.”

      • July 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

        I would have held out for Aurum.

    • July 6, 2016 at 11:58 am
      OH Bridge Guy

      I figure the grandchildren that Bill and Loretta were talking about were Comey’s.

      • July 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm


  • July 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm
    B Woodman

    The Republic is dead. The country is WROL – Without Rule of Law.
    As soon as I can get to my laptop in the morning, I’ll post an excellent article from TownHall dot com. We owe the FedGov nothing — loyalty, obedience, nothing.

    • July 5, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      “Nothing distinguishes more clearly conditions in a free country from those in a country under arbitrary government than the observance in the former of the great principles known as the Rule of Law. Stripped of all technicalities, this means that government in all its actions is bound by rules fixed and announced beforehand—rules which make it possible to foresee with fair certainty how the authority will use its coercive powers in given circumstances and to plan one’s individual affairs on the basis of this knowledge… While every law restricts individual freedom to some extent… under the Rule of Law the government is prevented from stultifying individual efforts by ad hoc action.” Friedrich Hayek
      July 5, 2016 A day of Infamy.

    • July 6, 2016 at 8:02 am
      B Woodman
    • July 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm
      S Hooks

      “You would use the law to oppose socialism? But it is upon the law that socialism itself relies. Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your gendarmes, and your prisons. Rather, it may call upon them for help.” – ‘The Law’, Frédéric Bastiat

  • July 6, 2016 at 12:35 am

    If you file such a report they will take it, to harvest your information for a list. They are busy compiling lists and you can all relax because we are on one.

    • July 6, 2016 at 7:49 am

      I have been on everybody’s “list” since grade school.

      Still no change. I’m still on them.

      • July 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

        I try to stay relatively circumspect but any more I think “they” put us on their lists just because of free speech and association; can’t have that in the USSA (yeah that extra S is for socialist, bitches). Oops that prob’ly got me on another list.

        But hey, I’m okay with being on their shitlist…they’re damn sure on mine.

  • July 6, 2016 at 12:42 am

    The nautical term for when the rules don’t apply is “Not Under Command.” Normally that means there has been a mechanical engineering casualty but in our case the legal engine of the Republic has failed. The Signal Book calls for two black balls in a verticle line by day and two red lights in a verticle line at night to warn other vessels when your ship is “Not Under Command.” The mnemonic is “Red over red, Captain is dead.”

  • July 6, 2016 at 12:46 am
    Subotai Bahadur

    I never trusted the claims of Comey as a “straight shooter”. The FBI, like all Federal agencies now, are not “Law Enforcement Agencies”. They are political enforcement agencies; Brownshirts/Chekisti-wanna-bes with more upscale tailors.

    He took over a corrupt agency. He knew what he was getting into. He did nothing to try to fix things either ethically or operationally, so obviously his sense of ethics was not critically offended.

    In the absence of a rule of law, we revert to what Hobbes referred to as a “State of Nature”. It is not gentle. We stay there until a new Social Contract arises. That Contract will not arise easily or gently, and may not be concerned as much with liberty as with order and safety. We were lucky once. Human history does not indicate that we will be lucky twice. But we have no choice but to play the hand we are dealt.

    Be Thou then Truly Resolved; that Duty is as Heavy as a Mountain, and Death is as Light as a Feather.

  • July 6, 2016 at 12:50 am

    The vast scope of rhetoric is difficult to define; however, political discourse remains, in many ways, the paradigmatic example for studying and theorizing specific techniques and conceptions of persuasion, considered by many a synonym for “rhetoric.”

  • July 6, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Let’s see–my house is not on fire and I am not trying to swim at the moment. Therefore, I do NOT have too much ammo.

    If anything, too damn little.

    • July 6, 2016 at 6:14 am

      How much is ‘not enough’? One less than ‘too much’.

  • July 6, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Though my initial reaction was one of stunned disbelief (not that it happened, but more about the way it happened), once I had a chance to think about it I began to wonder what is really going on. Did Comey just toss us all under the bus, or is Comey holding his cards close.

    I think Comey is being very cagey. He is acting like he knows that there is no way the current administration would allow any prosecution to actually occur, but has to do something.

    You don’t take 15 minutes to lay out every possible charge, like it is a checklist for prosecution, and then say you’re not laying charges, unless that is the only way the information can get out to the public. It is like he got the news media to send the information out for him by cleverly using them.

    His action is like one of those videos where the narrator spends some time on doing some act and then says “Don’t do this at home.”

    There are layers here, and we need to look past the outside layer of outrage to see what deeper layers just got exposed.

  • July 6, 2016 at 2:12 am

    That time rapidly approaches. Who to be our savior? Vote, and we may survive without blood. But be prepared just in case.

  • July 6, 2016 at 3:43 am
    Big Al

    This is a sad day for the rule of law and for America

  • July 6, 2016 at 4:47 am
    Delilah T.

    I’d like to know who has Comey by the short hairs.

    Do not give up the ship just yet.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:09 am
    Bill G

    I feel sure that Kristian Saucier is wishing he had the same treatment. Somehow this story of a sailor on trial for having taken pictures the nuke sub he was on isn’t making headlines.

    • July 6, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Apparently laws, even the US Code governing classified information, are only for “little people.”

      • July 6, 2016 at 6:54 am

        If I were anyone prosecuted for mishandling classified information – no matter how egregious – I would appeal to the Supreme Court for relief. After all, the head of the FBI said “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict for this. Obviously my prosecution was unreasonable, and therefore should be overturned.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:12 am
    Bill G

    My positive thoughts at this time are hopes for major leaks of exactly what she emailed.
    My negative thoughts are to wonder when the Injustice Department will indict Trump.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:51 am
    Larry J

    As if there were any doubt, yesterday’s announcement just confirmed that the US is a banana republic. “Equal justice under the law” has always been a pretty lie but we seldom get such a brazen example.

  • July 6, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Put simply, everyone at the FBI knows what everyone at the Secret Service knows; they and their families are safe only so long as they do not displease The One and Her Onlyness.

    They might as well take the “F” off the front and just call it the Bureau of investigation again. Because it has moved back to where it was under its original director, William J. Burns. It says a lot that Burns and Harry Daugherty, the U.S. Attorney General of the day, thought that Gaston B. Means was the “ideal agent”;

    Say what you like about Jed Hoover, he actually enforced the law impartially. You could tell because there was nobody in Washington and the forty-eight to fifty state capitals, in both parties, who didn’t hate his guts.

    clear ether


    • July 6, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      J Edgar recommended against placing the Nesei in the camps.

      • July 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm

        That was just one of several times he advised a President not to do something stupid, and the POTUS did it anyway.

        As Walter Wager once said, the surest way to be hated is to be right too often.



      • July 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm

        “the surest way to be hated is to be right too often.”

        That’s why I have a target on my back at work.

  • July 6, 2016 at 7:53 am
    Unca Walt

    I am seriously thinking that the final, last, best hope for our Republic is not Trump (wait — I aint done), but first and foremost it is Julian Assange of Wikileaks.

    Yes, Trump is needed, and needed badly. But he is second in this series circuit. If Assange can — and does — release a totally nuclear bunch of e-mails that leave the witch nowhere to duck…

    …THEN Trump is not only in… but IN WITH A MANDATE.

  • July 6, 2016 at 7:56 am

    The actions by the FBI Director of no action sickened my stomach. A dull feeling still remains.

    It was not something outside of what I expected. it was within the range of likely probabilities. others with knowledge and experience had predicted it.

    The good news on this thread are the people who have experienced long marriages. That is a very good sign. As are other comments also good signs.

  • July 6, 2016 at 8:28 am
    David M

    America was founded on the basis of there is no Royalty here, and all are equal under the law.

    Hillary has proven this founding principle has been discarded…

    This is sooo wrong.

    This damages everything America supposedly stands for.

  • July 6, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I was hopeful throughout the first half of Comey’s statement, right up until he said “although”, and then proceeded down the rabbit hole. Transparent indeed.

    FBI- Federal Bureau of Intentions?

    • July 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Yeah, sorta expected Comey to finish: “Arrest warrants are now being served.”

  • July 6, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I wonder if we’re being too harsh on Comey. He may have known that Clinton would not be prosecuted no matter what he recommended. Despite his formal recommendation not to prosecute, his statement contains enough to convict Clinton in the court of public opinion — and practically screams “There Ain’t No Justice” maybe loud enough to wake some people up.

    • July 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      It appears many are trying to spin this the same way that they spun the John Roberts traitorous ACA ruling, attributing shrewd intelligence, instead of nefarious manipulation.

      How’s that working out for you?

      We really do need to start looking at the reality, rather than wishfully thinking that the sheeple can be awakened from their comfortable, ultimately self destructive, slumber.

  • July 6, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Somewhere in the revolting mass of pawed at like a cheap Saturday night pity date emails, there are some covert assets names listed.

    Has anyone in any department gone through to see how many of these agents/assets are still above ground and accounted for? Hail and Hardy or in really bad shape.

    Since there won’t be an indictment on her mishandling of classified information, and the out and out lying to everyone on everything, might there be several on the total FUBARing undercover operations?

  • July 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    We’ve been in a post Constitutional era for quite a while. NONE of the high profile events of the past two weeks should be of any surprise. That said, I am going to monitor the coming fall election to see if America gets it right, or if I get to experience what the Israelis of old felt like prior to 40 years in the desert.

    How did we go from “liberty loving lunar landers” to “liberty surrendering PC pansies” in the span of my lifetime? Not only are citizens (in numbers too painful to admit to) are willingly giving up their freedoms for more government benefits, but they are also embracing a political caste system that clearly doesn’t care about the voters who put them in power in the first place.

    Will November 8, to borrow Star Wars parlance, resemble “A New Hope,” or will it look more like “Revenge of the Sith,” but with American statists?

    • July 6, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      How did we go from……?
      Easy – votes were bought. By a gov’t that learned how easy it was to do in a land with mostly first world problems.

      • July 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm

        Undoing the damage and saving the Republic is gonna take a new kind of Jedi patriot that we are going to need in greater numbers. While it doesn’t look good at the moment, we must remember that the elections are still four months away, and if we have learned anything this political cycle, it is that all of the “normal” conventional wisdom has been obliterated like the world of Alderaan.

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