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Monday, December 30, 2013

America Is Rapidly Moving Toward A Reckoning

Friends, as we stand on the threshold of the Year of Our Lord 2014, Ol' Backwoods believes that the state of affairs in America cannot continue are they stand for long.  Either the Communists must move to consolidate their gains, or the scrimmage lines of freedom must be pushed back.  It's Duck Commander's America or PajamaBoy America; we cannot waffle betwixt the two for long.

On that subject, Ol' Backwoods has seen some wisdom in the columns on the Internets lately.  To wit:

Thompson: Why There Will Be War
Before this nation's founding, a group of pilgrims were able to escape the repression of the Church of England by seeking safe haven in a new territory. There are no more new worlds. There is nowhere else to run, and there will be no coming together in peaceful coexistence. The reason is that Christians are being required to do what we will not and cannot do – defy God for the sake of a corrupt, rotting culture. And not all Christians will passively bow to force. 
This space called America cannot be concurrently occupied by the existing opposing worldviews. How this tragedy that is the destruction of America will play out remains to be seen, but I predict that it will not end peacefully.
No, it will not.

In a similar vein, but comparing America to Panem of the Hunger Games books: Will the MockingJay Catch Fire?
Like Panem [fictional future America of the Hunger Games series], the Progressive political caste of America, with its supporting menagerie of true believers and sycophants, live their effeminate fantasy-driven existences well insulated in the posh caverns of our morally ruthless cities -- doling out bread, games, and diversion in their attempt to ride the tiger of popular dissatisfaction that is inexorably approaching an unstoppable chain reaction. 
When the inevitable occurs, and tyranny no longer bothers to drape itself in its guise of virtue, then we can be assured that the velveteen gloves will have come off, leaving the compassionate face of managerial oligarchy to unveil her true cynical countenance. Soon, far sooner than we may even comprehend, it will be time to sharpen those plowshares into more appropriate implements to get our points squarely across -- loud and clear. 
If a significant enough number of patriots are willing that America should pull back to her constitutional first principles, what means shall we use in bringing about freedom's vindication? Revolutions can be velvet or blood-drenched, depending upon how hard the stakeholders want to bear down on passion's throttle. It may well be that in the end, those productive nodes of our society: doctors, businessmen, tradesmen, engineers, inventors -- all in the spirit of Rand's Atlas Shrugged, will merely cast down their calculators and tools and walk away from it all, or else cry out at the top of their lungs: 
No More! We shall not be servants who are conscripted to prostrate ourselves in service to your wretched utopia. And having foregone pleasure and educated ourselves to virtue and excellence, we refuse to acquiesce to the covetous mob instincts of a broken republic. Spin your own lice into gold! To Hell with you -- it stops here! 
...the Wretched House of Obama. But even that wretch himself is only a two-bit player on an expansive battlefield where the winner will ultimately be either Constitution or Commune. We must know in the depth of our being that the grand stakes that compel us are both the way in which we morally perceive ourselves as men, as well as the character that our souls will retain in relation to the state. When the hour arrives we will surely know it -- it will be as unmistakable as a heart attack. Revolution, in the noble service of reclamation and rebirth, can be an act of exhilarating clarity. When it indeed catches fire, its flame will prove more than sufficient to illuminate our world.
Indeed.

If we have to ask this question at all (and we do), the Constitutional Republic is in serious peril:

Does Exercising the Second Amendment Invalidate the Fourth Amendment?
 WASHINGTON, DC — Warning against encroachments on the Second Amendment right to bear arms, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a Texas man whose home was subject to a no-knock, SWAT-team style forceful entry and raid based solely on the suspicion that there were legally-owned firearms in his household. Although police had obtained a search warrant for John Quinn’s home based on information that Quinn’s son might possess drugs, the warrant did not authorize police to enter the residence without knocking and announcing their entry. During the raid, Quinn was shot by police because he had reached for his lawfully owned firearm, thinking that his home was being invaded by criminals. In asking the Supreme Court to hear the case of Quinn v. State of Texas, Institute attorneys argue that making lawful gun ownership and possession grounds for police to evade the protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment improperly penalizes and limits the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Even if the Supremes honor the petition for certiorari, will we get a Constitutional ruling?  Or will the Supremes rule that mere possession of a firearm cancels the presumption of innocence that grounds our judicial system?

Apparently, in Connecticut, the mere possession of guns makes you a target of the state's ire, as the sheep are lining up to register their guns and magazines (!) as the new law goes into effect:
A long line of people stood outside of the Public Safety Building in Middletown all day Thursday to register firearms. 
Specifically, anything the state considers an assault weapon or a high capacity magazine must be registered before Jan. 1, 2014. 
“If they were trying to make them illegal, I’d have a real issue, but if they want to just know where they are, that’s fine with me,” said Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines.   ["Baaa.  Baaaa," said Mr. Gillette.  -B.E.]
“I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” said Scott Boccio, who was registering guns.   [WTF, over.  -B.E.]
The controversial law was created last year after 20 children and six adults lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.  [Done by a murderer who STOLE guns -- B.E.] 
None of the people Eyewitness News spoke with thinks this is going to reduce gun violence. They believe it’s only hurting law abiding citizens.   [Of course!  -B.E.]
“If people are going to do things illegally, they’re not going to be here registering their gun,” said Jared Krajewski, who was registering guns. 
“Unless you change everything, and make it England and take everything away, I don’t see how they’re going to stop it,” Boccio said.
Meanwhile, outside the Prison States, Ol' Backwoods and scores of millions of his compadres will NEVER NEVER NEVER register our guns or magazines, no matter what law they pass.

What will happen to that part of America that does not comply?

I'm tellin' y'all, there's gonna be a reckoning.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

PajamaBoys Are Skeered of Guns, So They Outlaw Shooting?


As you probably know by now, the Obama administration has tried to create regulations that prevent shooting on public lands, limiting an activity that has been occurring since the United States first had public lands.  So why now?  Urban hoplophobes:
With candor that has likely not endeared him to his superiors, a Department of the Interior official freely admits that the idea here is not to make anyone safer:
"It's not so much a safety issue. It's a social conflict issue," said Frank Jenks, a natural resource specialist with Interior's Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres. He adds that urbanites "freak out" when they hear shooting on public lands. 
In other words, vast tracts of land--belonging to we the people--are to become Second Amendment-free zones, and without even the attempt to justify it through the fiction of "public safety," but merely to save timid urban herbivores from "freak[ing] out."
So, again, why should we subjugate our fundamental right to keep and bear arms to the Young Urban PajamaBoys (yuppies)?

WE WERE HERE FIRST.  We have the right to keep and bear arms, and that implies being able to practice, says the Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago.

But the Pajama Gestapo is going further.

In some places, these petty tyrants are trying to say that you can't shoot on your own private lands without specific zoning rules saying you can set up a shooting range:
A quote from a Yavapai County bureaucrat [Lynn Chaplin] who testified at the hearing:
If a County Ordinance doesn't’t permit the activity, the activity is disallowed. No shooting allowed under Ordinance 400, so “no shooting as a matter of right” Simply stated, “you are not allowed to shoot cans on your property.”  
This is absurd. If it's not expressly allowed it's prohibited??
Yet, that is precisely how most zoning codes work.
Completely absurd.  How can a fundamental right be subjugated in a Constitutional Republic?

Answer: we ain't a Constitutional Republic no more.






Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Reading of Genesis (1968)

Duck Commander ain't the only one that got in trouble quoting the Bible to the
Earthrise, taken by Bill Anders on Apollo 8.
media.  Nope, the 'sin' of reading the Bible in public has a long and storied history, and there is no more interesting chapter than what happened 45 years ago today.

The 3-astronaut crew of Apollo 8 — Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James "Jim" Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William "Bill" Anders — became the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit, the first to see Earth as a whole planet, and then the first to directly see the far side of the Moon.

On their ninth orbit of the Moon, the crew did a television transmission, that included this reading from Genesis (transcript here)



And, boy, did they get in hot water over it.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair, a militant atheist, responded by suing the United States government (specifically, the NASA administrator), alleging violations of the First Amendment.The suit (O'Hair v. Paine, 397 U.S. 531 1970) was dismissed by the Supreme Court due to lack of jurisdiction.

Y'all notice there's always got to be an atheist, or a homosexual group, or some rabble-rouser that agitates against the reading of God's Word?  Strange how a book has such power over men, that they think it must be repressed.  It's as if the Word of God...
 ...is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  (Hebrews 4:12)
Ol' Backwoods shares the sentiment from the Apollo 8 crew for all his readers:
And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.

UPDATE: Lovell recreates the transmission this year

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Make No Mistake: They Want To Take Your Guns

You ask Ol' Backwoods, "How do we argue effectively against these useful idiots who say, "Nobody wants to take your guns?"  This, folks, is how it is done:
Why can't you walk down to the corner hardware store and buy a gun muffler for your pistol or rifle, like they do in Finland? A gun ban passed in 1934
Why can't you order military surplus rifles mail order, and have them delivered to your door, even though they are almost never used in crime? A gun ban passed in 1968
Why can't you pay the $200 tax, jump through the ridiculous hoops and interminable wait the BATFE requires to buy a newly made MP5, just like the police often carry, for the police price of $1,000, instead of the current U.S. legal price of $26,000? A gun ban in 1986
Why can't a Vietnam Vet, who 45 years ago signed a plea bargain about an argument with his wife, buy a shotgun to go hunting with his grandson? A gun ban passed in 1996.
And this past summer, we had an Arizona court rule that police can 'temporarily' take your guns just because it makes them feel better ("officer safety"), whether you are being detained on probable cause (per Terry v. Ohio) or are merely having 'voluntary contact' with the police:
PHOENIX (AP) - A new Arizona court ruling says police can take temporary custody of a person’s gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person’s contact with police was voluntary. 
A man appealing a firearms misconduct conviction argued that Phoenix police wrongfully took his gun after he agreed to talk with officers on a street in a high-crime area. An Arizona law allows police to take temporary custody of firearms during encounters with people, and the Court of Appeals ruled that includes times when a person is not in custody and merely in consensual contact with police. The ruling says that gives police flexibility while safeguarding the rights of lawfully armed individuals. 
A dissenting judge argued that the law only applies when there’s an “investigative” stop based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
The dissenting judge is right, and agrees with the Supreme Court in Terry v. Ohio (1968).

See, we gun rights people have FACTS that show that the 2nd Amendment is being infringed.  These facts that cannot be refuted.   The gun banners are working toward a goal based purely on emotion and supposition: that a government monopoly of force will totally eliminate crime.  Never has, never will, not in this fallen world.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ducks Down: Truth Not Welcome in PajamaBoy America

UPDATE 12/23:  Looks like A&E has capitulated, and is taking the Duck Commander back, but they just don't want to talk about it now.

Also, Ol' Backwoods likes Wayne Allyn Root's take on what has happened:
A duck hunter has inspired us. Emboldened us. And what middle America is saying out loud is, "We have rights too. We deserve free speech too. We've had enough of your oppression and intolerance towards our values and beliefs-and we’re NOT going to take it anymore."
(emphasis in the original)---

UPDATE 12/22: Phil Robertson stands strong, teaching Bible class at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ (West Monroe, LA), as reported by the UK Daily Mail.

Also, look who else is on the Duck Commander's side: commentator Mark Steyn, who reminds us that there is a lot more at stake here than a reality show; this is make or break for the Constitution and the rule of law in America.
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“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” – George Orwell

Duck Commander Phil Robertson has gone and offended PajamaBoy's America, in an interview in GQ magazine that no doubt all my readers have heard about by now.    But there is more to this furor than meets the eye; it speaks more about the divide in America than about Robertson and the gays who are attacking him.
'Duck Commander' Phil Robertson

You see, Christians like Phil Robertson (and Ol' Backwoods) take the Bible, Old and New Testaments, to be God's Word and absolute truth. So, when the Apostle Paul tells the Corinthians that if you practice one or more of a particular list of sins, you won't be part of the Kingdom of God, well, we Christians take that seriously.

1 Corinthians 6
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Here's one source for what Robertson said to GQ Magazine:
Robertson described in the interview how sin is becoming acceptable in America and that the country needs to turn back to its Christian values. "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," Robertson told GQ. "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers-they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
The paraphrased quote from 1st Corinthians is in bold.  Robertson believes God (speaking through Paul) here.  This passage plainly says that those who practice homosexuality-- and note that other grave sins aren't left out-- cannot plan on going to Heaven.  Whether God's grace will save them from Hell is not specifically addressed here, though in other places (Romans 1), it is implied that these sinners will go to Hell, but that is up to God, and not us.

And, Robertson said as much in his GQ interview:
 “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to Heaven... That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
Strange how people who don't believe in God get their panties in a wad (so to speak) when a man of
God speaks of God's condemnation of their sin, and does it in terms--"vagina" vs. "a man's anus"--that homosexuals surely understand.

Oh, you didn't hear about that, did you?  Yeah, there's more to this than Robertson quoting Scripture.

I like Moonbattery's introduction to Robertson's further comments:
Robertson’s thought crime was saying this:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
In the sick freak show this society is being forced to become, men are no longer allowed to regard women as preferable to other men’s anuses as objects of sexual attraction.
The homosexuals (predictably) went ballistic:
In January's issue of GQ, Robertson said that "homosexual offenders" will not "inherit the Kingdom of God" and unfavorably compared "a man's anus" to the vagina.  
The gay rights group was quick to denounce his comments.  In a statement, GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz slammed the Robertson family patriarch: 
"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe..."
Really, dude?  True Christians believe the Bible, not homosexual propaganda, and the Bible condemns in stark terms what you people do, along with other grave sins.

Then, a legal issue came up when Robertson was fired from A&E.  The federal anti-discrimination laws, which descend from the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, come to bear.  Strange who those who pushed for "tolerance" in the workplace are most intolerant when it comes to what Christians believe.

Professional sulk Piers Morgan had this to say about such 1st Amendment-derived protections:
Piers Morgan         @piersmorganJust as the 2nd Amendment shouldn't protect assault rifle devotees, so the 1st Amendment shouldn't protect vile bigots.
Yeah, why don't you go back to Jolly Old England, Piers, ya limey, where Islam can have its way with you because there is no 1st or 2nd Amendment to constrain the government or its tentacles?

But Phil Robertson has been supported by many more than have criticized him, it seems.  Conservative media types from  Charlie Daniels to Larry the Cable Guy to  have rushed in to defend Robertson.  Glenn Beck said he'd be happy to have "Duck Dynasty" on his network, The Blaze, while Fox News host Sean Hannity also supported Robertson against the A&E executives.

Conservative talker Laura Ingraham said this:
See, Robertson’s playing for Jesus. He’s not playing for public adulation. He has a different mindset. He’s playing for the eternal. The calumny that he’s getting now – if you read the Bible, you should expect it. Jesus said, ‘I come not to bring you together, I come to divide you.’ Because he knew that his very presence – his message was going to bring – well, ultimately bring about his crucifixion and divide people – divide kingdoms, divide families even because in the Bible, the light of Christ is attractive to so many, but it’s repellent to many others.
(Emphasis mine) Ol' Backwoods figures many Christians have forgotten that the Bible is repellent to those who are wedded to their sins.

Even so, there are a few honest brokers remaining on the Left, and some have stood for Robertson's right to speak his beliefs in the public square, even some whose sins Robertson spoke specifically about.  Openly-homosexual media figure Camile Paguilla, who called Robertson's firing from A&E Networks "utterly fascistic" and "utterly Stalinist."  Homosexual commentator Andrew Sullivan called Robertson's dismissal by A&E "preposterous" and "unfair".

Conservative politicians from Sen. Ted Cruz (R, TX) and Representative Steve Stockman (R, TX) to Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, Louisiana), expressed support for Robertson.

And on Facebook, a page supporting Phil Robertson after his comments has reached 1 MILLION "Likes" in less than 24 hours.

The Robertson's sponsors have mostly stood by them, notably SkyJacker Suspensions and UnderArmor.

Even the Catholics have come out in support of Robertson, who is not Catholic, but an Elder in a Church of Christ (Stone-Campbell American Restoration Movement); Ol' Backwoods is a member of a sister church.

In fact, most of that part of America that did not vote for Barack Obama does support Phil Robertson.

The way Ol' Backwoods sees it, John Edwards was right: there are two Americas.  Here they are:
Duck Commander's America and PajamaBoy's .

Duck Commander's America vs. PajamaBoy's
Duck Commander's America values righteous living, limited and distributed government, fiscal prudence, self-reliance, and stewardship of natural resources by Mankind who is appointed master of them. (Thus, hunting and fishing.)  Here, government is Constituted to protect liberty and free markets, and to arbitrate between individuals in cases of violation of rights or other harms,and contract disputes.  In Duck Commander's America, the people choose how they live, not the government; here, government prosecutes bona fide criminals, instead of persecuting individuals for what they believe.

Duck Commander's America values families headed by a married man and a woman, and children raised to respect the rule of law, their elders, and the rights of others.    Many, if not most, in Duck Commander's America are Christians and observant Jews, and stand for the truth of the Word of God, even as it judges our own lives.

But PajamaBoy's America is a Potemkin village of lies and illusions.  PJ America stands for utter dependence on big centralized government, which prints funny money, taking from the producers and giving without requiring labor to the non-producers, who "do what feels good," regardless of any moral standard but that which man makes.

PJ America places worship of the Earth, plants and animals over the needs of man, and through the power of big government, restricts access to humanity's necessary resources. It values destruction of children in the womb above the raising of a family.  Parents are optional in PJ America, as children are raised by agents of the State, which ensures a perpetual childhood, without any discrimination or punishment for anything the child does; the one exception is offending The State, which is not allowed.

PJ America values "truthiness" (i.e., propaganda the gullible will swallow) over truth, and "spin" over honesty.  It uses the media, big-government's right arm, at every turn to shame the righteous and those who do not conform to its diabolical vision for the future, namely, the boot stamping a human face forever, as Orwell put it.

PajamaBoy America is not a place I want to live.  I stand with the Duck Commander.

UPDATE: Check out this graphic made by cool friend and thrilling dystopian-fiction author Matt Bracken:


UPDATE 2: Ol' Backwoods ain't the only one that thinks there are two Americas:

Matt Lewis wrote at the Daily Caller:
When you consider the more effete, cosmopolitan America that “Pajama Boy” represents, you’ll get a sense for why the Duck Dynasty folks are out of touch with today’s acceptable norms. There is a huge schism between red state America and blue state America, and these two stories seem to symbolize the yawning chasm. [...]
 It has as much to do with class and geography and culture and attitude as it does with religion. 
Politics and reality TV are increasingly causing these two worlds to clash. Until we find a way to domesticate these guys with the gun racks in their pickup trucks, I suspect this will be a recurring story. 
There really are two Americas.
Indeed.  But we gun-rack-pickup-truck guys do not need to be "domesticated."  We were here first, before the metrosexual PajamaBoys.  My ancestors came to this land to escape religious persecution.  And where are we now?  Being persecuted again, by the Gaystapo.

UPDATE 12/24:

Victor Davis Hanson is a gentleman-farmer in the Central Valley of California whose columns Ol' Backwoods likes and respects.  He too has commented on PajamaBoy America:
Obama as Pajama Boy 
Pajama Boy is the bookend to vero possumus, the faux-Greek columns, the Obama rainbow logo, cooling the planet and lowering the seas, hope and change, Forward!, “Yes, we can!”, the Nate Silver infatuation, Barbara Walters’ “messiah,” David Brooks’ crease, Chris Matthews’ tingle, and the army of Silicon techies who can mobilize for Obama but not for Obamacare. These are the elites without identities who feed on the latest fad. They are the upper-crust versions of those who once mobbed stores to buy the last Cabbage Patch Kids doll, or had to have a pet rock on their dresser. Obama, after all, was the lava lamp and Chia Pet of the young urban progressive. 
If I were to focus on just two of the many characteristics of Pajama Boy nation in the Age of Obama, one would be that the consequences of one’s ideology apply always to someone else. Obama obsesses on inequality, but cannot even go through the populist motions of avoiding Martha’s Vineyard, or not dressing like a nerd for golf at the latest tony course. 
He is an arugula-eating man of the people who tries to bowl only during election season. Michelle rags on the 1%, but still hits Costa del Sol and Aspen. Obamacare for us; for congressional staffers and insiders something quite different. A Nobel Prize and a half a billion dollars for guru Al Gore; and dumping Current TV on a fossil-fuelled, anti-Semitic authoritarian Middle Eastern regime to fund more good work of our green Elmer Gantry.  Amnesty for illegal aliens, but private academies for liberal kids far from the ensuing chaos of the public schools.  Pajama Boys are fiercely liberal so that they can fiercely avoid the people they so champion and are so afraid to live among. 
Second, the architects of Pajama Boy nation always expect others to go on despite rather than because of them. The frackers must frack so that Obama can brag about their productivity, while he bites his lip and looks pained to billionaire coastal benefactors about pumping liquid into the bowels of their Mother Earth.
Obama is indeed a yuppie PajamaBoy.  But Hanson concludes:
There is a growing tiredness with Pajama Boy nation. Millions are sick of being lectured, caricatured, and slandered for their supposed pathologies by the Sandra Flukes of the age and those in their pajamas who still grasp with two hands their hot chocolate. Add all their annoying Stalinist efforts up — to selectively going after Chick-fil-A or the Washington Redskins or Duck Dynasty — and the public is becoming tired of the shrill nerdocracy. 
How many are revolting against Pajama Boy nation and his bunch, no one quite knows. But I’m beginning to think for the first time since 2009 that the rage and numbers of the disengaged have not crested yet, not quite yet.
But the backlash is building.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pajamaboy Looks Like a Pedophile to Me

I'll tell y'all this: if this chickified citiot showed up at Ol' Backwoods' place to try and sell me Obamacare, he might just get shot. Just sayin'.

‪#‎citiots‬ ‪#‎GetCovered‬‪#‎pajamaboy‬ ‪#‎Obamanation‬ ‪#‎SodomAndGomorrahGotToastedForThis




THIS is a typical adult American male in the eyes of the homos at Organizing for America?  I know that ain't right.

Ol' Backwoods is going to need about 50,000 gallons of this right about now...

UPDATE: Love this bit from National Review:
Among the many appalling traits of the modern Left — and they are legion — their fatuous air of unearned moral superiority has got to be among the most annoying. Sheltered, protected, coddled from birth, shepherded through a credentialing system along with thousands, perhaps millions, of like-minded clones, they are the children of the bubble, swathed in their footie pajamas, cuddling their cups of hot chocolate, and dreaming of that well remunerated regulatory job in the imperial capital that surely awaits them. Grow up? Why bother? Life is so much easier when you know absolutely nothing of it.
UPDATE 2: And the funnies keep coming!  Check out some of these on BattleSwarm Blog!
#pajamaboy: A Superhero for the 1st century! "Able to stay in his parent's basement until 26!"

UPDATE 3: This little sissy really IS a paid staffer for Obama's Organizing for America!

OMG Bronies!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

News and Stuff

In the News

Huntin' season has started, and Ol' Backwoods has buck fever as much as the next guy.  Time for some tips on the work after the hunt:

Processing Deer in the Era of [Chronic Wasting Disease]

If a collapse of society--even locally-- happens, you had better be prepared to do violence to defend your life and those that you love.  But there are consequences, even in this life.  I present one of Selco's best:
Consequences of killing in post collapse world few people think about

This Josie the Outlaw's videos are sweeping Facebook.  This gal is an unabashed advocate of liberty and freedom--the responsible kind-- and is easy on the eyes, to boot.  She is making a lot of sense.  I hope people listen.  Here is one of her best videos, on why good people should be armed:

Y'all should be listening to her.

This makes me plum sick:

God Da_n Guns

Ol' Backwoods put in a number of comments on that story, but lookie here, none got allowed by the moderator.  At least my buddies Sean Sorrentino of NC Gun Blog and Miguel of Gun Free Zone got in there.  This woman preacher comes from a church that shares a spirtual heritage (Stone-Campbell American Restoration Movement) with Ol' Backwoods church.  And it is sickening to see this woman tell us that we "worship" our guns.

Listen here, woman.  Ol' Backwoods worships the King of Kings, and serves him only.  The Good Lord Jesus told Peter and the apostles to have their sidearms in Jesus' darkest hour, at Gethsemane.  Ol' Peter was rockin' the Glock of his day, a sword.  Ol' Backwoods worships the Lord the same way, only swords don't conceal as good as a Glock or a Kel-Tec.

Speaking of being armed:

Hickenlooper: New Gun Laws Had No Impact on Arapahoe HS Shooting

THEN WHAT DID YOU SIGN THEM FOR, Governor Moron?
Chickenpooper: I got nothing.

So what DID have an impact on the shooting, that ended less than 2 minutes after it began?  What Wayne LaPierre, the NRA, and the rest of us good-guy gun owners said would work: a good guy with a gun on-scene.  The self-described Socialist Keynesian punk, who liked to wear Soviet T-shirts, turned tail and shot himself when faced with an armed resource officer.  In other words, a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun.  Hell is waiting, commie.

Speaking of commies:

New Jersey gun laws gave killer carjackers lethal advantage
‘Issuance of the permit is almost completely discretionary, and New Jersey courts have upheld the policy of strictly limiting permits ‘to persons specifically employed in security work . . . and to others who can establish an urgent necessity for carrying guns for self-protection’,” USA Carry reports.
Can't you people understand "the right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED?"  I guess not.  When you have to beg for a gummint permit to even buy a gun, you will be killed by a criminal who will not submit to the same process.

Here's some great advice from famed gun trainer Mas Ayoob on how to shoot a handgun accurately.

On the Home Front

Speaking of the right to keep & bear, Ol' Backwoods finally got to take the Glock 22c out to the range.  It is sweet.  The compensated barrel does help keep felt recoil down on the .40 S&W round.  However, Ol' Backwoods is apparently still jerking the trigger, as the group has a definite down-and-left kind of spray.  Need to work on that.  More range time.  And maybe, lightening the trigger a little bit.  Let's see what Ole Saint Nick has under the tree.  There may be a couple of tricks for the Glock.

And don't y'all talk to me about dry-fire practice in the house.  I won't do it.  My daddy taught me not to pull the trigger in the house unless the fertilizer done hit the fanblades.  Not that I haven't, mind ya, but it makes me real nervous.  No, I'll do my dry firing out in the woods.  And maybe some wet firing, too.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sixty Books I've Read This Year


Ol' Backwoods is a prolific reader.  I went back through my Amazon orders and the pile on my nighstand, and came up with this list of books I have read this year.  Sixty, and the year ain't over yet.
  1. The Bible. Of course. Several times a week I read some it it.
  2. De Regno (On Kingship) - St. Thomas Aquinas, Paul Böer Sr, Gerald B. Phelan
  3. A State of Disobedience - Tom Kratman
  4. Self-reliance: Recession-proof your pantry - Jackie Clay, Jeffrey R. Yago, Sylvia Gist, et al
  5. Wild Beasts and Their Ways, Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America - Volume 1 - Samuel White Baker  (Mentioned in John Ross's Unintended Consequences.  Thrilling tales of 19th c. hunting and techniques.)
  6. The 14th Reinstated - Bryce M. Towsley
  7. The Western Front - Part 2 of 3 - Archer Garrett  (Didn't really like this series much.)
  8. The Western Front - Part 3 of 3 - Archer Garrett
  9. Kratocracy (Western Front Series) - Archer Garrett
  10. Eden's Hammer (Distant Eden Series) - Lloyd Tackitt
  11. The Third Bullet: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel - Stephen Hunter (Fascinating romp through JFK conspiracy tales with our favorite fictional sniper, Bob Lee Swagger.  Stephen Hunter is an avid shooter and it shows.)
  12. Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Murray N. Rothbard
  13. The Twelfth Imam - Joel C. Rosenberg
  14. Getting Home - Alex Smith, Archer Garrett (inspiration for this post on water in urban areas)
  15. The War of Independence - John Fiske
  16. George Washington - William Roscoe Thayer
  17. The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters - Tom McHale
  18. The Pulse of Allah - James Knight
  19. 299 Days: The Visitors - Glen Tate (one of the best of the series!)
  20. PhD Gobblers: How to Hunt the Smartest Turkeys in the World - John E. Phillips, Mike Handley
  21. Going Home (Going Home Series) - Angery American  (GREAT series!)
  22. Surviving Home (Going Home Series) - Angery American
  23. Escaping Home: A Novel (Going Home Series) - Angery American
  24. Eden's Warriors (A Distant Eden Series) - Lloyd Tackitt
  25. Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent - Joe Nobody, D. Allen, E.T. Ivester
  26. Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises - Max Velocity (One of the WORST novels I ever read!)
  27. 299 Days: The 17th Irregulars - Glen Tate (best of the series so far)
  28. Apocalypse Drift - Joe Nobody, E. Ivester, D. Allen  (A stand-alone novel set somewhat in the Holding Their Own universe.)
  29. Holding Their Own V: The Alpha Chronicles - Joe Nobody, E.T. Ivester, D. Allen
  30. Home Vegetable Gardening -a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use - F. P. Rockwell
  31. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto  - Mark R. Levin
  32. Deep Winter - Thomas Sherry  (This series was about the 3rd re-read for me, because I like it so much.  Cons: Rick is a little too lucky, and the book's grammar and editing are not great.)
  33. Shatter (Deep Winter) - Thomas Sherry
  34. Remnant - Thomas Sherry
  35. Renewal by JF Perkins (another re-read of the series for me, because I love it so.  A EMP and a war cause mass societal breakdown.  Now, 40 years later, the tale of the breakdown is told to a young Reclaimation Engineer, who has troubles coming of his own...)
  36. Renewal 2 - Echoes of the Breakdown
  37. Renewal 3 - Your Basic Swiss Family
  38. Renewal 4 - Down on the River
  39. Renewal 5 - An Untimely Fall
  40. Renewal 6 - Cold
  41. Renewal 7 - When the Student is Ready
  42. Renewal 8 - War Council
  43. Renewal 9 - Delay Tactics
  44. Renewal 10 - Blind Force
  45. Infiltrated: How to Stop the Insiders and Activists Who Are Exploiting the Financial Crisis to Control Our Lives... by Jay W. Richards
  46. Gunsmithing (Stackpole Classic Gun Books) - Roy E. Dunlap
  47. Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours - Emily Miller (GREAT book! You will laugh, cry, and howl in anger at stupid governments.)
  48. Crater (A Helium-3 Novel) - Homer Hickam (Enjoyed this sci-fi romp even though written for teens)
  49. Crescent (A Helium-3 Novel) - Homer Hickam
  50. Declaration and Address & Last Will and Testament - Thomas Campbell, Barton W. Stone  (Surprisingly funny, though serious.)
  51. Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse - Rawles, James Wesley (his best)
  52. The Tragic City: Birmingham 1963-2013 - Paul Kersey (still working my way through this one)
  53. The Last Centurion - John Ringo (should be taught in schools!)
  54. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans - Rush Limbaugh (enjoyed this even though written for the young)
  55. Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" - Stephen P. Halbrook (surprisingly easy to read; an important book)
  56. American Exit Strategy (The Economic Collapse Chronicles) - Mark Goodwin (GREAT novel - can't wait for the sequel)
  57. Of Plymouth Plantation (Dover Value Editions) - William Bradford (EVERY American schoolkid should be required to read this. They won't. Bradford honors the Lord Jesus far too much for the government schools.)
  58. Holding Their Own VI: Bishop's Song - Joe Nobody, E. T. Ivester, D. Allen (NEW settings for this series: Arkansas and the Intermountain West)
  59. The Next American Revolution . . . will be stillborn - Mark Butterworth (Good, but a short essay. He needs to wrap up "Tales of New America" and get it published.)
  60. David Crockett His Life and Adventures -  John S. C. (Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Ol' Backwoods is looking forward to reading this book, the latest in the 299 Days series by Glen Tate:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sorry, Been Rat Racin'

I'm in the "on the road" cycle of Ol' Backwoods' new job, my friends, and it's got me spinnin'.  Hope to have more later on.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Changing Sights on Your Glock

Ol' Backwoods has a keen spidey sense that there will be some Mepro Night Sights for the Glock 22 left by Ol' Saint Nick.  In preparation for that, we have a video by local (to me, North Carolina) cool guy MrGunsNgear, who shows us how to change those sights without marring up our slide.  Enjoy!

News and Other Stuff

BLACK FRIDAY GUN DEALS!

Get ready to save.  Or spend.  Or both.

And stay home and shop online.  You'll stay healthier that way.
Ol' Backwoods' Black Friday Black Rifle

Last year, Ol' Backwoods got an AR-15 upper at JSE Surplus on Black Friday for only $335.  Still runnin' great, over 1,500 rounds later.

Many who revere the right to keep and bear arms also are into preparedness, like yours truly.  Here's an article that will curl your hair: Americans are incredibly dependent on both government and systems of support.  But...

Only the Self-Reliant Remain Free

Who had more freedom? 
Was it the pioneer who rode horseback across the Midwest, settled in a wide-open space without paved roads, grocery stores or hospitals, and he had to build his own home, cultivate his own food and educate his own children? 
Or was it the less-adventuresome brother he left behind in an Eastern city who lived next door to a hospital, across the street from a public school and kitty corner from a grocery store -- but in his later years, he could only get to work if he rode a public transit line and if the transit line ran on time? 
I vote for the pioneer. He was not dependent on government. His brother was. 
Self-reliance and freedom are inseparable. Americans once knew this in their very souls. Now, coaxed by those with a socialistic vision of government, we are beginning to forget it. We are becoming ever more dependent on government and putting our freedom at risk.
Nice kitty!  And Melissa Bachman ain't bad either!
Remaining self-reliant means having a means to feed yourself without recourse to the grocery store. Hunting is one way to accomplish at least part of that. With all hue and cry over outdoorsy gal Melissa Bachman shooting one lion on an hunt in South Africa, it's time to set the record straight. It's the hunters that are preserving game and game habitats. Learn all about it here:

25 Reasons Why Hunting Is Conservation  

(via this Clash Daily article)
Reason No. 19 why Hunting Is Conservation: Hunting has major value for highway safety. For every deer hit by a motorist, hunters take six. 
Reason No. 20 why Hunting Is Conservation: Deer collisions kill 200 motorists and cost $10 billion a year. Imagine costs without hunting!
Genesis 9:3, people.

Speaking of beginnings, here's a journalist who has made a new start.  Michael Barone actually admits in the article linked below that he was WRONG about concealed carry causing blood to run in the streets.  Of course.  We told him so, but journalists never understand reality.  Most of them just emote their way through life.  Here's one that admits he is wrong.  That gets Ol' Backwoods' respect.  And it is music to my ears to hear that Americans are now overwhelmingly opposed to gun bans.

Why opposition to gun control has increased

Many, including me, predicted that this would lead to gunfights on the street and over traffic altercations. Those predictions have proved wrong. It turns out that ordinary citizens who can demonstrate that they know how to handle guns do so responsibly — just as they handle cars (potential weapons, after all) responsibly as well. 
Cops have no duty to protect the citizen, anyway.  We might as well take responsibility for ourselves.

And speaking of cops not protecting people...

The Police Are Not Your Friends, Part 35,403
JPFO.org - "Dial 911 & Die"


And this dude was just SUSPENDED in September for having sex with an 18-year-old girl who was in one of those "police explorer" programs for youth.  Yeah, that cop was "exploring" all right!  I hope he is jailed.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

If you ignore the adrenaline dumps and the blood pressure spikes this is a very, very good book.” – Joe Huffman on “Emily Gets her Gun.” More here.

And speaking of blood pressure spikes:

Bad managers ruined Obamacare

This passage warms me ol' engineer's heart:
What engineers know that lawyers and politicians often don't is that in the world of things, as opposed to people, there's no escaping the sharp teeth of reality. But in law, and especially politics, inconvenient facts are merely inconvenient, something to be rationalized away.
And now for something completely different...

COOL AVIATION HISTORY

Bill Weaver survived an in-flight breakup of an SR-71 at Mach 3.2 and 78,000 feet ASL
SR-71 Blackbird

I think the SR-71 represents the pinnacle of Western Civilization with regards to mechanical and aerospace engineering.  And that fateful flight happened 47 years ago.  I bet America couldn't even build an SR-71 today.  Kelly Johnson was a genius, as were all of those Lockheed Skunk Works guys.

And speaking of history, here's an article from back in the 80's, when the biggest gun ban of them all went down.   President Ronald Reagan signed the so-called "Firearms Owner's Protection Bill", that unbeknownst to Reagan (so I am told) contained a poison amendment by one William J. Hughes (D-NJ), with an assist from Charlie Rangel (D, NY), that banned forever the manufacture and transfer of full-auto weapons to those not in the military.  Or police.  Same thing.  A standing army the Founders would have hated.  Anyway...

From 1986: Reagan's Shame, or, $1600 Ain't That Much for an M-16

[Okay, that's my title.  Here's the real one. -- BWE]
Machine Guns Going Out With A Bang
June 9, 1986|By Michael Lasalandra, Staff Writer 
[South Florida Sun-Sentinel] 
Law-abiding citizens who want to play Rambo [what crap -- BWE] with their very own submachine guns are finding the weapons more expensive and harder to locate since President Reagan signed a new gun law banning the manufacture of automatic weapons for public sale. 
Weapons manufacturers turned out record numbers of machine guns just before the May 19 signing of the new law, and they are being snapped up by dealers as quickly as they can be shipped, according to officials of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.



But because there will be no more to be had by the general public after these are sold, dealers already are charging record prices for the weapons. 
"The guns on the street that were worth $900 are worth $1,800 today. They've doubled in price because you can`t get them anymore," said Ted McLeod, owner of Trail Guns Inc. on South Military Trail in West Palm Beach.   
[Today, M-16's are upwards of $20,000.  If you can find one that was made before 5/19/86 that you can convince someone to transfer to you.  If you're willing to wait the 6-12 months for ATF to complete the transfer.  After you fill out 14 copies of the paperwork, and provide fingerprints for each copy.  --BWE]
Some dealers across the country report that a Thompson submachine gun that used to retail for about $1,095 now sells for $1,695. 
And people are paying the price, dealers said, because they fear the day will come when there won`t be any machine guns available to them. 
"There`s been an awful lot of people purchasing weapons in the past month," said the owner of Frankford Arsenal in Oakland Park, who requested anonymity. "Mostly machine guns. I just sold my last one. People are absolutely reacting to the bill that was signed. Some of these people wouldn't normally buy a machine gun, but they are buying them now." 
McLeod said the law has increased the demand for semi-automatic weapons and cited the fact that he sold four Uzis last week, whereas normally he sells one a month. 
Tom Hill, an ATF agent in Washington, said the bureau normally receives 50 to 100 applications per day to register automatic weapons, such as machine guns, sawed-off shotguns and silencers. "Before May 19, it had jumped to about 1,000 per day," he said.
However, Hill said that "about 95 percent of those were from manufacturers, not average Joes."
As of May 20, there were 127,215 registered machine guns nationwide. Texas led the country with 12,410, followed by California with 8,642. Georgia and Florida were vying for the third spot, with Georgia having 7,245 registered machine guns to Florida`s 7,229. 
While there are 507 weapons dealers registered in Palm Beach County alone, according to bureau statistics, only 256 statewide hold class three licenses, which allow them to sell automatic weapons. The names of those license holders are protected by federal law since they are holders of special tax stamps issued by the Internal Revenue Service.  [Special Occupational Taxpayers -- BWE]
Prospective buyers must have the approval of their local law enforcement chief, have their fingerprints and photograph taken, and allow the FBI to check their record in order to obtain a machine gun license, which costs $200 per weapon.
 That's all for today, my friends.  Give Ol' Backwoods an earful in the comments below.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

'Knockout Game' Only Works If Citizens Don't Fight Back

I wondered how long it would take. People aren't going to take this "knockout game" junk anymore.
How awesome is Matt Bracken?

UPDATE: Okay, maybe the Beulah Montgomery story was a hoax.  But there are citizens who have fought back against 'knockout game' punks and won.

Look, just read Fran Porretto's post on the 'knockout game', and y'all will have the right mind:
Don't kid yourselves. Were American whites ever to conclude that inter-racial peace is impossible, within two years there wouldn't be a black man left alive and free anywhere in this country. We're a numerical majority. We control the preponderance of the land, the wealth, and most important, the weapons. Our targets would wear their affiliation in their flesh. 
It hasn't happened -- and please God, may it never happen -- because we still believe, despite many disappointments, that inter-racial amity is achievable. Preserving that conviction is the one and only hope American blacks have for their futures, and for those of their children. 
What would undermine that conviction? 
  • Clear and convincing evidence that American blacks are irremediably violently hostile toward whites, or:  
  • A groundswell of conviction that such evidence exists, but that our news organs have conspired to deny it to us. 
The first condition has not been met. The second condition is being advanced by the Old Media themselves....
I pray to God that more Americans wake up and arm themselves, and stay aware when they are out in public, and fight back against this sick 'game' and other criminal schemes.  And I pray that black youth get the clue that this is not acceptable behavior.

UPDATE: More on the 'knockout game' at Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Birthday, Eugene Stoner, Designer of AR-10 & AR-15

James Wesley, Rawles reminds us:
November 22nd is remembered as the birthday of the late Eugene M. Stoner. (Born 1922, died April 24, 1997.) He was the designer of the AR-7, AR-10, AR-15, AR-180, the Stoner 63, and several other firearms. (The AR-10 was the basis of the AR-15 which in turn spawned the very widely used M16 and all of its variants including the M4 Carbine.) It has been estimated that as many as 3.7 million rifles from the AR-15 family are owned by civilians in the United States, and military production M16 variants well exceeds 8 million rifles.
Vietnam-style M16-A1-style platform (semi-auto here)
One of the most interesting aspects of Mr. Stoner's legacy is the modular nature of the AR-15 platform.  The dizzying number of options available for almost every part of the AR-15 platform, from the lower receiver, to gas systems, to stocks, to barrels, to optics means Stoner's little 'poodle shooter', as Vietnam Vets called the  rifle, has grown up.
New Frontier polymer AR-15 lower.  Backwoods likes these.

Using a multi-caliber, multi-platform lower receiver like the New Frontiers lower depicted at the left, and the standard AR-15 bolt, we can assemble rifles, pistols, and/or short-barreled rifle (with a National Firearms Act signoff!) in any or all of the following calibers by merely swapping the barreled upper.  Standard AR-15 magazines can be used with these calibers:



  • 5.56 x 45mm NATO (the standard AR-15/M-16 round)
  • .223 Remington
  • .223 Remington Ackley Improved 
  • .25 x 45mm
  • 6.5mm Whisper 
  • 7mm Whisper 
  • 300 AAC Blackout
  • 300 Whisper
Buy at markfingar.com
By using different-caliber lowers, combined with the correct uppers, bolts and magazines, this blizzard of calibers are possible:
  • .22 Long Rifle (rimfire) (using special blowback bolt and magazines)
  • 9mm Parabellum
  • 7.62 x 39mm (the Kalashnikov round)
  • 6.5mm Grendel 
  • 6.8x43mm SPC  
  • .35 Gremlin (necked up 6.5 Grendel to 358)
  • .458 SOCOM 
  • .50 Action Express 
  • .50 Beowulf 

There are other lists that are more exhaustive, but Ol' Backwoods suspects a) some of these calibers require gas system modifications and/or b) non-standard chamberings.

And the array of mil-spec accessories avilable for the M4 platform (most of which will fit the semi-auto AR-15) is dizzying.  There's even a cool poster you can buy depicting them:

So, well done, Mr. Stoner.   Ol' Backwoods will hoist a cold one in your honor tonight, after cleaning his AR-15's  One of my favorites is below.













UPDATE: and hey, even JFK seemed to like a Stoner rifle (hat tip: my gun-bro Miguel at Gun Free Zone)



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Comrades! "Voluntary Roadblock" added to NewSpeak Vocabulary! (AGAIN!)

UPDATE: The 'voluntary roadblock' has happened again, this time in Reading, PA:
A private firm with a federal contract - and backed up by city police - forced motorists off Laurel Street and into a private parking lot Friday to question them about their driving habits and ask for a swab of their mouth. 
"I feel this incident is a gross abuse of power on many levels," Reading resident Ricardo Nieves, one of those stopped, told City Council Monday. 
He said federal and local tax dollars were being used to stop innocent people without probable cause, and allow a private company to hire uniformed police to force citizens to listen to their questions. 
He said he wasn't told what the swab was for, but added, "Clearly it was for DNA." 
The checkpoint was among several being carried out in Pennsylvania by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, hired by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
They need to charge every one of those cops under 18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law.

(Originally posted 11/21/13)

Man, this kind of stuff gets my hillbilly back up.
Burns me up!

It burns me up to see these city folk acting like sheep, when armed policemen pull them over, under color of law, and — Lord have mercy!— 'ask' them for BLOOD and TISSUE SAMPLES!

The Supreme Court, may the Lord judge them ever so harshly, has said that police checkpoints looking for drunk drivers are Constitutional (Michigan Dept. of State Police v. Sitz), but this is something new: these are Fed contractors, asking for BLOOD AND DNA after armed deputies stop citizens under color of law.

And then say, after citizens are held by gun-toting policemen, that it was all "Voluntary"?  EVIL.

And in Forth Worth, Texas of all places!
On Friday afternoon, Kim Cope was driving along Beach Street in North Fort Worth on her lunch break when she was stopped at a police roadblock. After being ushered into a nearby parking lot, she was given a menu of options. 
"They were asking for cheek swabs," she told NBC 5. "They would give $10 for that. Also, if you let them take your blood, they would pay you $50 for that." ...

But Cobb wasn't stopped at a "sobriety checkpoint." She was merely asked if she cared to participate in the 2013 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving, an occasional study conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. It's completely voluntary, though the blockage of a major street police officers (Fort Worth PD says they were off-duty) tends to give the opposite impression.
Did you read that?  (Presumably armed) off-duty police officers!  No doubt paid by the Fed Quislings who run this study.

At least the Forth Worth cops apologized, like that will make it all better:
...on Tuesday [Nov 19, 2013] police spokesman Sgt. Kelly Peel said that the department's Traffic Division coordinated with the NHTSA on the use of off-duty officers after the agency asked for help with the survey. 
"We are reviewing the actions of all police personnel involved to ensure that FWPD policies and procedures were followed," he said. "We apologize if any of our drivers and citizens were offended or inconvenienced by the NHTSA National Roadside Survey."
Yeah.  'Apologize.'  That makes it all better that you violated them like whores.

There's more at the link:
NBC DFW confirmed that the survey was done by a government contractor, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which is based in Calverton, Md. 
Nice.  Right up there next to Mordor-on-the-Potomac.  PIRE, like pyre, something to have a Viking funeral for America on.
A company spokeswoman referred questions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 
An agency spokeswoman sent an email confirming the government is conducting the surveys in 30 cities across the country in an effort to reduce impaired-driving accidents.
PELL CITY, Alabama -- It was a little bit after midnight, early Saturday morning, when Erika Skeivelas said she saw the flashing lights. 
Her 8-year-old daughter, sitting next to her, thought it might be a wreck. Skeivelas, 32, said she was traveling on Alabama 34... [and she saw] two St. Clair County deputies cars, with flashing lights, stopping traffic on the highway.
The state motto of "We Dare Defend Our Rights" is apparently null and void for these oath-breaking deputies.
She was then asked to be part of what she was told would be a brief roadside survey. What she participated in was a national survey looking at blood alcohol and drug levels of drivers.

Skeivelas said she didn't think anything about taking part, because she hadn't been drinking. However, she said she didn't think it was clear the survey wasn't mandatory. ... 
"As a citizen, I think at the end of the day in a way, it was somewhat entrapment," she said. "I don't think it felt all that voluntary. I mean, why didn't they ask people at Wal-Mart at 2 in the afternoon? What were they going to do if the deputies could clearly smell alcohol on somebody after midnight, because you know people have been drinking and are out on the road?"
Screenshot of poll from AL.com, today
Alabamians are understandably outraged:

Readers overwhelmingly said they would not voluntarily submit blood and DNA samples to a government study as part of a roadblock, according to the results of an AL.com poll. ... 
Of 2,016 votes cast as of 8 a.m. this morning, 80 percent said they would not give samples as part of a voluntary test, with 8.4 percent saying they would. Only less than 3 percent said they might consider it if the money was good, while 8.6 percent said they would rather not answer since "they might be watching.

The Feds, of course, are acting like it's all no big deal.  Why, it's just a voluntary roadblock!
Jose Ucles, a spokesman for the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, said the survey did not collect DNA ... "Participation is voluntary," Ucles said. "All data is anonymous."

In the same article, St. Clair county officials deny their police funds were used, and then there's this (emphasis mine, Ol' Backwoods):
The survey used deputies to stop traffic, he said, for traffic safety.

"If you're doing roadblocks and asking people to stop, you have to have the deputies there to make sure everything is safe," he said. "It's not about detaining anybody, because the survey is voluntary and anonymous. It's about making sure the traffic is safe in that area."
Oh, REALLY?  Armed deputies are there just to "make sure everything is safe"?

Here's my answer to that:

18 USC § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law

Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.


What has happened to our country?  Does NOBODY know what their rights are anymore?  Does nobody understand they have the right to travel freely with a state (U.S. v. Wheeler)?  That they have the right to leave police presence unless they are being detained?  Do they not know that they have the right to hear the reasonably articulated suspicion that is causing their detention? (Terry v. Ohio)

Fed Quisling Lacey
Oh, and by the way, here is the punk taking Soros money who did this:
"We had an wonderful experience in Alabama," said John Lacey with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the group coordinating the study for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "The public was very receptive, and it was all very pleasant, which is not always the case. It's ironic that this kind of reaction has happened."
It's only ironic to a Federal-Reserve-Note-swiving statist putz like you, Lacey!  Being from prison state Maryland and paid by Mordor-on-the-Potomac, you can't fathom why southern folks would object to this.  Why, after all, it's just a "voluntary, anonymous" study, right?
From Friday through early Sunday morning, off-duty deputies in the two counties stopped traffic in several locations, asking motorists to participate in what organizers called a voluntary, anonymous study. ...

However, the presence of deputies, the lateness of the hour, and reports from social media have prompted questions about the purpose of the study. Yesterday, Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange promised to look into the matter.
 Yeah, nothing much came of that, apparently.  I can't find anything newer than this article, or June 11, 2013 story:
State Attorney General Luther Strange said he learned about the activities from news stories. “I am shocked. This is very troubling and I intend to get to the bottom of it,” Strange said in a statement.
Yeah, that's... Strange.

And no further word from Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier, who was supposed to "look into this".  Probably got paid off by the Feds to keep it out of the media.

What do y'all think?