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October 13, 2018

In light of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton bluntly warning the Chinese this week that the U.S. military will not ignore threatening naval actions near U.S. warships in international waters.

Three US officials confirm that images obtained by are US Navy images of the “unsafe & unprofessional” encounter between the USS Decatur and a Chinese destroyer that took place Sunday while the US warship was sailing near Gaven Reef in the South China Sea

The Navy said the Decatur was harassed by a Chinese Luyang-class destroyer on Sept. 30 near one of the Spratly islands.

The Chinese ship conducted a series of aggressive maneuvers and sailed within 45 yards of the destroyer, forcing it to change course to avoid a collision.

If need be, the U.S. would out spend the Chinese whose  Yuan is…

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San Antonio City Council Divided Over Anti-Gun Store Regulations

H/T Bearing Arms.

According to District 2, Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw “We aren’t trying to take guns away from lawful gun owners. Our intentions are solely to address gun violence by looking into any and all possible local angles.”

If Councilman Shaw is serious about addressing gun violence do more to prosecute criminals that use a firearm while committing a crime.

Do more about the gang bangers with firearms.

There are a few products out there that seem to terrify some people. Here in my neck of the woods, liquor stores have to be so many feet from schools, churches, etc. It’s like some people think the alcohol will just jump out of the stores and into kids’ backpacks when they walk home from school.

However, I also understand the logic. Alcoholics often don’t wait to get home before opening up the bottle and drinking, meaning that there’s a bit of risk involved with being near a liquor store. It’s not a great reason, but it is a bit of one.

Yet in San Antonio, it seems the city council is considering similar regulations for gun stores.

A public safety initiative aimed at reducing gun violence has City Council members divided.

District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse pointed to a yearly decline in gun violence in the Alamo City as part of the reason he opposes regulations.

“The problem, though, with regulating gun sales or gun control, is: We don’t need it,” Brockhouse said. “Let’s not penalize responsible gun owners and gun sellers and make their lives more difficult.”

Under the proposal, gun shops wouldn’t be allowed to open within 1,000 feet of a school or church, and they would only be allowed to open in areas designated for general commercial use. Existing shops would be grandfathered in.

District 2 Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw supports the proposal.

“We aren’t trying to take guns away from lawful gun owners. Our intentions are solely to address gun violence by looking into any and all possible local angles,” Shaw said in a statement.

This won’t be about taking guns out of people’s hands, but it is about gun control. Frankly, it’s a brain-dead way to combat violence, even if you somehow believe gun control somehow reduces crime. I mean, does Shaw mean to tell me that if a store is a few hundred feet to the left, those who may use illicit means to buy a gun through legal channels would suddenly be unable to find the store?

It’s beyond ridiculous to pretend that restricting gun stores to certain portions of the city would have any appreciable impact on violence.

For one thing, as we’ve noted before, criminals usually don’t use gun stores. They buy them on the streets because they’re felons already and couldn’t buy a gun legally if their lives depended on it. Those that do are using false identities and are already breaking the law, but shifting where they have to go to break those laws will have absolutely no impact on whether they will or won’t.

All it will do is make life difficult for the gun stores, almost universally small businesses just trying to get by in this world. Now they’ll also have to factor in schools and churches into their equations if they look to move or open a store. They’ll have to shop for a location in a commercial section of town, rather than somewhere conveniently located for their customers, which will make business a bit more difficult to attract.

But crime? I can guarantee you that this would amount to less than spitting in the ocean.

Nudge In Rear Came Too Soon, So Mitchell Gunner Bombed Wrong Target In China

Pacific Paratrooper

b25-12a B-25, “Ormoc Bay”, by: Jack Fellows from the IHRA

By Sgt. Marion Hargrove

SOMEWHERE IN CHINA–This story has been held back for a while because the fellow was mighty sensitive about it, and he happens to be a tech sergeant, 6 feet 2 and weighing 200 pounds. He’s cooled off a little, so now it can be told.

The tech sergeant is Karl May of Yakima, Wash., an aerial engineer and gunner in one of the local Mitchell B-25 bombers. The tale goes back to the time when he was still a buck private, working as an armorer in his squadron and bucking like hell for a job on a combat crew.

They finally let him go on a few missions to try him out. He got along fine until his third trip. That was the raid on the big Jap base at Hankow, former Chinese capital, on the Yangtze.

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The Viet Cong Used German WWII Weapons Against the USA – Great Pictures in Here

H/T War History OnLine.

I did not know Charlie used Nazi weapons.

When the United States entered the war in Vietnam, the country’s political situation had already been extremely complicated. What started out as an anti-colonial conflict against France ended up in a bloody civil war between the USSR-backed North and the USA-backed South.

Naturally, this proxy war became the main point of export regarding weapons and war material for both sides.

Iconic WW2 STG 44 captured by the US

But while the United States decided to provide their allies in the South with relatively new weaponry, the Soviet Union saw the chance of disposing of vast numbers of arms seized during WWII from Nazi Germany.

These are from a big warehouse fire, there are also images of tons of Thompson sub-machine guns too




It also took the opportunity to get rid of its own surplus guns, which were becoming fairly outdated.

Thus it was a common sight for the soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army, better-known by its abbreviation “NVA,” and the guerrilla forces of Viet Cong to pack guns and artillery previously used on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.


It should come as no surprise that roughly two decades after the largest military conflict in modern history, there was indeed a large amount of surplus weaponry which was still very much functional, not mention deadly.


MP 40!!


AA sight on a MG-34.

Whether it was the 75mm PaK-40 (a standard German WWII anti-tank gun) or the FG 42 (one of the rarest assault rifles of the war), the NVA was receiving huge stocks of weapons and ammo which had previously seen action across Europe. Now, such weaponry was given another life in Southeast Asia.

75mm Pak 40 in firing position

Among other popular guns were some of the most iconic weapons used by the Wehrmacht: the Mg32, the MP40, and the MP38, as well as the very backbone of German infantry, the legendary Karg 98k.




An array of WW2 guns here

The South Vietnamese Army, along with the United States, confiscated a number of these weapons. They also seized some other peculiar pieces of armament, such as the StG-44, the first-ever mass-produced assault rifle, as well as handguns like the legendary Walther P38.


101st AB trooper with a P38

Among other rarities found in the arsenal of the NVA were handguns dating even before the WWII era. One such weapon was the Mauser C96, popularly called the “Broomhandle” due to its detachable rifle butt.

1966 US Army “Jungle And Guerrilla Warfare” booklet, this collection of Viet Cong firearms includes


Another Viet Cong MG-34


From top to bottom: PPS-43, MP 40, K-50M.

It is presumed that these weapons were imported from the Soviet Union as well since a limited number of Mauser pistols were part of Imperial Russia’s arsenal and were subsequently adopted by the Red Army.

Read another story from us: Mobile Artillery – Germany’s Grille SPG

Apart from the USSR, other contributors to the North Vietnamese war effort were East Germany and Czechoslovakia. Both countries held a significant amount of WWII German weapons which remained out of use after the war.

Feminists Are Going Crazy Over RBG’s Face At The Kavanaugh Ceremony. Just One Problem.

H/T Right Wing Folks.

Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg’s facial expression looks like she has gas.

I really need to fart

Now that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court, leftists are looking to Justice Ginsburg as a source of comfort.

Though all of the current justices on the Supreme Court kept their mouths shut during the highly-contentious, often brutal battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, leftists have taken RBG’s facial expressions during his swearing-in ceremony as some kind of dog-whistle for her displeasure at the moment. Here’s how the feminist hub Bustle put it:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s face during Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony did leave many onlookers attempting to decode what, exactly, she was thinking.

Sitting between other members of the Supreme Court, Ginsburg appeared to slightly glower during the ceremony, including during Kavanaugh’s speech. People on Twitter were quick to attempt interpreting her expression.

The Twitterverse is now aflame with feminists delighting in their favorite justice’s tacit approval of their unease in the face of Kavanaugh’s confirmation:

Molly Jong☠️Fast


RBG is every democratic women in America right now.

Marc Williams@misterwillnot

RBG at the Kavanaugh swearing-in is the face your mom made when she said, “I’m not even mad. I’m just really disappointed. I thought I raised you better than that.”

Olivia Wisecup@oliviawisecup

Me at work surrounded by men discussing their fantasy football league and I’m just fucking cold.

But seriously, hold on . !!!

Not to burst their celebratory bubble, but this “What am I doing here?” face is typical of Ginsburg, even when among fellow lefties. Have they forgotten the woman fell asleep at one point during Barack Obama’s SOTU address? The photo below of her posing with several feminists at the Sundance Film Festival doesn’t exactly scream, “happy to be here, folks.”

The truth of the matter means little to feminists, however, who view Ginsburg’s seemingly dazed expression, according to Bustle, as a “small catharsis for those who didn’t think that he should have been confirmed.”

Prior to Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Ginsburg did reassure her fans she plans to stay on the bench for at least another five years before retirement.

Five Teenage ‘Mean Girls’ Falsely Accused A Boy Of Sexual Assault. They Weren’t Punished.

H/T Right Wing Folks.

How many men and boys have their lives ruined by lies about sexual assault?

The really sad part is the accusers, for the most part, get away with their lies.

Several high school girls — dubbed “mean girls” — claimed a male student sexually assaulted them because they “just don’t like him.” Now the school district and district attorney are facing heat over the fact that neither punished the young women at all.

Now the boy’s parents, Michael J. and Alicia Flood, are suing the parents of the five girls and the Seneca Valley School District in Pennsylvania over their son’s treatment. They say in their 26-page lawsuit their son “was forced to endure multiple court appearances, detention in a juvenile facility, detention at home, the loss of his liberty, and other damages until several of the girls reluctantly admitted that their accusations were false.”

Their son is now being homeschooled due to the bullying he received, including signs taped to his back without his knowledge that said “predator,” according to the lawsuit which was filed last week.

“[The boy] was basically being tortured in school by other students and investigators, but the administration was only focused on protecting the girls who were lying,” the Floods’ attorney, Craig Fishman, told Penn Live. “Once the allegations were proven false, they didn’t really care one bit about [the male student] and there has been absolutely no repercussions against the girls.”

One of the girls decided to accuse the boy of sexually assaulting her while he worked as a lifeguard in July 2017 because, according to a taped interview obtained by Fishman: “I just don’t like him.” She has been identified only as “K.S.” in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit states the girl told classmates in October 2017 “she would do anything to get [the boy] expelled” so she accused him of sexually assaulting her at the pool. A friend of K.S. who worked at the pool, Megan Villegas, claimed she was present during the assault. Villegas is the only named defendant and is a graduate of Seneca Valley High School, where the other students attend.

It worked, as the boy was charged with indecent assault and two counts of harassment based on the girl’s word. The boy and his parents agreed to a consent decree that allowed him to avoid admitting guilt and required him to stay out of trouble for six months while on probation.

Several months later, in March 2018, a friend of the first accuser, identified only as C.S., claimed the boy entered her house without her permission and sexually assaulted her. Two more friends, identified as E.S. and H.R., backed up her claim. In April, the accused student was charged with another indecent assault, criminal trespass, and simple assault.

He was expelled and arrested and identified as a threat to his community. He spent nine days in a juvenile detention center and then placed on house arrest.

“After 28 days, [the boy] was only allowed out of his home to mow his lawn,” the lawsuit states.

In May, three of the girls admitted they lied, but it took until August 30 for Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger to dismiss the second accusation, and until September 10 to close the charges related to the first accusation.

“The Butler County District Attorney’s office promised to file a petition to expunge the record of [the male student] in September, but has not yet done so, providing further evidence of gender-based discrimination,” the lawsuit says. “The (district attorney) has refused to file criminal charges against K.S., Villegas, C.S., E.S. and H.R. due to gender-based discrimination.”

The school has also not punished the students who made the false accusation, according to the lawsuit.

“[The accused student] has had psychological trauma because of all this. He’s had to see a psychologist to deal with the physical symptoms which are the direct result of being accused of something when he did not do anything wrong,” Fishman, the family attorney, said.

The boy’s parents are seeking unspecified damages from the parents of the girls, the school district, and Goldinger’s office.

The school district remains steadfast in its treatment of the boy, claiming the lawsuit was filed “without merit.”

“We have followed all applicable laws, and we will vigorously defend ourselves throughout the process,” a district spokesman said in a statement released Monday. “The number-one priority of the Seneca Valley School District is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents, and volunteers who enter our buildings. We have policies and procedures in place to protect individuals, and we communicate to all employees on these policies and work hard every day to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all.”


Gun Control Advocate Jamie Lee Curtis Becomes Icon for Armed Self-Defense in ‘Halloween’ Sequel

H/T Breitbart’s Big Hollywood.

Jamie Lee Curtis is a typical Hollyweird loon with the don’t do as I do but as I say.

She also has the attitude of guns for me but not for thee.

Gun control advocate and Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis emerges as an icon for armed self-defense in the latest Halloweensequel.

The importance of her character is not in question in the newest film, where she plays the central role she made iconic in the 1978 original.

Rotten Tomatoes notes, “Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”

But her role includes the use of firearms for self-defense, which is odd considering Curtis’s efforts to restrict Americans’ right to possess the guns they need to defend themselves and their families.

On March 24, 2018, Curtis tweeted support for the gun control activists taking part in March for Our Lives.
“Heroes everywhere. Cowards too. We all have a choice how we will participate. Not just marching. Daily doings and actions of love and brotherhood and sisterhood and humanhood,” she wrote.

Three days later, Curtis made clear she was refocusing her energies to get women elected in place of men for the purposes of securing gun control, among other things.

Now she is starring in Halloween and using a gun for self-defense. In the trailer for the film, viewers can hear Curtis’s character mention the need to protect her family and they see her with numerous guns, including a revolver and a lever action rifle, the latter of which she shoots repeatedly.

As the film’s climactic finale nears, Curtis says, “He is a killer, but he will be killed tonight.”

Hillary Says Misconduct Allegations Against Bill Different from Kavanaugh

H/T Breitbart’s Big Journalism.

Hillary is partially right about the charges against Slick Willie and Brett Kavanaugh the charges against Slick Wille are true and there is plenty of evidence to back up the charges.

But there is absolutely zero evidence against Brett Kavanaugh there is only a bitter liberal harpie telling lies with zero credibility.

Hillary Clinton told the far-left CNN that the sexual misconduct allegations against her husband were different than those against Brett Kavanaugh.

The interview was conducted by the left-wing Christiane Amanpour. It was made up of 30 minutes of softballs that allowed Hillary to tee off on whatever she wanted (primarily President Trump) without any tough follow-ups.

The most outrageous moment, however, came at the end when Amanpour spread some breathtaking fake news. In reference to the Clintons upcoming speaking tour, Amanpour asked:

Obviously you’re going to be prepared to have questions about that moment in 1998, the impeachment, the allegations of sexual harassment against your own husband. Are you prepared to answer those questions? Is he prepared to answer them? And how do you see that similar or different from what President Trump is being accused of and Kavanaugh and others today?

Before we get to Hillary’s answer, let’s look at the question… Amanpour describing the allegations against Bill Clinton as “harassment” is like describing an apple as, say, a banana, an uzi as a Dreamsicle, CNN as a legitimate news outlet.

Bill Clinton was not accused of harassment. Among other things, he was credibly accused of rape (Juanita Broaddrick), of exposing himself (Paula Jones), and of groping a grieving widow in the Oval Office (Kathleen Willey).

What’s more, over the exposure allegation, Clinton was forced to settle a lawsuit filed with Paula Jones for $850,000, which was $100,000 more than Jones originally asked for.

Here’s Hillary’s answer:

There’s a very significant difference. And that is the intense, long-lasting partisan investigation that was conducted in the ’90s. If, you know, the Republicans, starting with President Trump on down, want a comparison, they should welcome such an investigation themselves.

The “partisan investigation” Hillary is obviously referring to is Independent Counsel Ken Starr, who was appointed, not by Republicans, but by three judges on the DC Circuit. What’s more, he was appointed to replace a man appointed by Clinton’s own attorney general, Janet Reno, who launched the special prosecutor … at the request of President Clinton himself.

And it was Clinton’s sleazy Oval office affair with Monica Lewinsky, a much young subordinate, along with the Jones’ suit, and his own act of perjury, that brought his sex life into the Starr investigation.

Apparently, Hillary would also like us to believe the now-debunked allegations against Kavanaugh were not partisan, when that is all they were. Accuser Christina Blasey Fordsurrounded herself with left-wing, activist lawyers. Donna Ramirez is herself a left-wing activist. Julie Swetnick is the creation of Michael Avenatti, a deeply partisan attorney determined to destroy Trump’s presidency.

Kavanaugh not only survived a deeply partisan three week investigation conducted by the establishment media, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the FBI — he walked out of it exonerated.

On the other hand, Bill Clinton settled the indecent exposure case, was caught lying about Lewinsky, committed perjury, and Broaddrick’s rape allegation is about as credible as they come, including contemporaneous witnesses.

And what was Amanpour’s follow up question after Hillary spewed that nonsense?

Hillary Clinton, thank you very much indeed for joining me.

This is CNN. 

Backlash: Post-Kavanaugh, Key Senate Races Have Turned South for Democrats

H/T TownHall.

I do not see the DemocRats are taking the House or Senate.

I see a Red Wave washing DemocRats out of the House and Senate.

Even as Democrats remain the favorites to win back the House in less than a month, their prospects for capturing the Senate — already a longshot, thanks to a very challenging map — appear to be dimming even further.  Republican voters were re-engaged by the Kavanaugh battle, a phenomenon that could disproportionately benefit the party in red-leaning states hosting major Senate races this cycle.  Fortunately for the GOP, those are exactly the sorts of states that will decide the balance of power in the upper chamber.  Whether this momentum can be sustained over the coming weeks is a crucial and open question, but for now, here’s survey of the latest fallout:

ARIZONA – For the first time in weeks, a new poll shows Republican Martha McSally springing out to a lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema:

Tom Bevan


Kavanaugh effect? New Arizona Senate poll has McSally ahead of Sinema by 6. 

Poll: Martha McSally gaining in Senate race against Kyrsten Sinema

A new poll of Arizona’s contested Senate race shows frontrunner Republican Martha McSally increasing her lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

The RealClearPolitics average in this race currently shows Sinema up by less than two points.  It’s unclear whether this new survey is an outlier or a trend; in evaluating that point, it’s worth noting that this polling series from a local ABC affiliate showed McSally narrowly ahead, fleetingly, in early September (just after the primaries).  I’d like to see more data before declaring that McSally has truly made a comeback.  That said, the GOP must be seeing something in the Arizona numbers, as they’re deploying some heavy hitters to the state on McSally’s behalf:

The Hill


Bush and Romney to campaign for McSally’s Senate bid in Arizona 

Bush carried the state by ten points in 2004, and Romney by nine in 2012.

NORTH DAKOTA – In a cringe-worthy effort to explain her vote against Justice Kavanaugh, whose confirmation was overwhelmingly supported by her constituents, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp made a bizarre admission. She says she determined that Kavanaugh was likely guilty of attempted sexual assault based on his body language during the impassioned testimony he delivered in his own defense.  Before that, Heitkamp claims, she was leaning ‘yes’ on his nomination, but her mute-button pop psychology steered her in the opposite direction.  Allahpundit is rightly appalled:

That’s a clown senator, bro…I don’t know how else to understand the clip below except as an admission that she’s resigned to losing. It’s one thing to vote against Kavanaugh when you represent a very red state, it’s another to admit on camera that you did it for the exceptionally goofy reason that you didn’t like his face when you watched him speak with the sound off. It’s a ready-made attack ad for Kevin Cramer. Say this for much her, I guess: When you’ve got zippo by way of corroborating evidence of the claims against him, on what else can you base your opposition except something as gassy as body language?

This whole post is worth reading because it reminds everyone of the sort of stress Kavanaugh was under, and reviews the egregious demagoguery of Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, most of whom made no effort to even feign an attitude of basic fairness. Fighting for his survival and reputation, and accused of (among other things) facilitating serial gang rape, Kavanaugh’s sound-off agitated demeanor rubbed Heidi the wrong way. What a joke. The derisive laughter gets louder when you realize that it’s a transparent lie, too:

Jake Wilkins@JakeWilkns

Wait, what? She told reporters anyone who decided their vote before viewing the FBI report did so “prematurely.”

Tom Elliott@tomselliott

.@SenatorHeitkamp: I decided to vote against Kavanaugh after watching his hearing on mute.

Her previous tale was that she remained undecided, pending the results of the FBI probe — which produced zero new evidence against Kavanaugh, and actually raised new concerns about Team Ford’s ethics and methods.  Anyone who reached their conclusion prior to carefully reviewing the FBI’s work was jumping the gun, she intoned.  But now she spills that she’d made up her mind as a amateur body language interpreter days earlier.  Okay.  On average, Heitkamp is down by nearly nine percentage points on average, with the last two polls giving Republican Kevin Cramer a double-digit lead.  But don’t forget that she was viewed as cooked six years ago, yet pulled off a squeaker of an upset.  The GOP shouldn’t make that same mistake again.

Rand Paul Warns Of ‘Assassination’ Peril After Kavanaugh Battle: ‘Worry Someone Is Going To Be Killed’

H/T Right Wing Folks.

With Crazy Auntie Maxine Waters along with Cory Spartacus Booker advocating getting in peoples faces assassination could be very possible.

It would not surprise me if some loon tried to shoot Brett Kavanaugh or President Trump.

Sen. Rand Paul, who last year was attacked and badly injured by a crazed neighbor, is worried that the unruly mobs that descended on the Capitol and the Supreme Court during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could turn violent.

“I fear that there’s going to be an assassination,” the Kentucky Republican said Tuesday on a radio show, Fox News reported. “I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation … they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence.”

Paul was attacked and beaten by a neighbor while he was mowing his grass last November. He suffered a collapsed lung and several broken ribs, along with other injuries. Paul was also in attendance at a congressional baseball practice last summer when a gunman opened fire, badly wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, two Capitol police officers, and an aide.

​”When I was at the ballfield and Steve Scalise was nearly killed, the guy shooting up the ballfield, and shooting I think five or six people, he was yelling, ‘This is for health care,’” Paul told host Leland Conway on Tuesday. “When I was attacked in my yard and had six of my ribs broken, and pneumonia, lung contusion, all that — these are people that are unstable, we don’t want to encourage them.”

Last week, Paul was swarmed by anti-Kavanaugh protests at a Washington, D.C. airport. And on Friday, Paul’s wife, Kelley, revealed in an interview with Breitbart News that she sleeps with a “loaded gun by my bed.”

Paul condemned the rhetoric of Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). “When people like Cory Booker say get up in their face … What he doesn’t realize is that for every 1,000 persons who want to get up in your face, one of them is going to be unstable enough to commit violence,” Paul said.