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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Random Shots for Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history


  1. Posted to Facebook

    Would you prefer that people vomit, urinate or defecate at locations in the bar other than the restrooms?

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Of course, there were some saloons and taverns that had a urinal built into the bar itself.

    I first heard about this sort of thing back in 1991 when I was in the Army Reserve, back in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Sure, there’s an expiration date to the Earth’s climate, just that it will come much later than the 21st, 22nd or even 31st century — try around the 50,000,000th century (about 5,000,000,000 AD), when the Sun’s hydrogen fuel runs out and it moves off the main sequence to its red giant phase, and its surface moves out to about where the Earth is now.

    Incidentally, why aren’t those who are so “concerned” about increased carbon dioxide in the air working to promote any kind of nuclear power possible — fission, fusion, whatever?

    A lot of the “climate crisis” proponents seem to be Star Trek fans to some degree. Ask them this — why isn’t the Enterprise powered by solar panels (how many square miles would you need?), but by a matter-antimatter reactor about the size of a bus?

    Ask them why they have no problem with spaceships of the far future using nuclear power, but don’t want present-day humanity to have anything to do with it. Ya gotta start somewhere in learning how to use it, just like anything else.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Two Minute Hate at the Student Union Building?

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I bought a CZ-52 without showing ID or filling out any paperwork at a gun show in Albuquerque back around 1998. I forked over my 185, asked the guy what sort of paperwork was involved, he said “no paperwork,” and I walked away with the pistol. (I’ve since sold it to someone else.)

  6. Posted to Facebook here and here

  7. Posted to Facebook

    I won’t be able to make it, so I will send my comments via email.

  8. Posted to Facebook

    I’m not able to be at today’s event, so I sent my comments about their disrespectful attitude about the right to own and carry weapons to them via email (check your inbox — I blind-copied the email to you and several others).


  1. FiveThirtyEightA Tale Of Two Suburbs by Clare Malone, Graphics by Rachael Dottle
  2. ProPublicaThe IRS Tried to Take on the Ultrawealthy. It Didn’t Go Well. by Jesse Eisinger and Paul Kiel
  3. KOAT News — More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under Trump proposal by Tami Luhby
  4. Now The End Begins [NTEB] by Geoffrey Grider — Pedophiles Are Now Calling Themselves ‘Minor Attracted Persons’ And Want Inclusion In LGBTQ Movement
  5. Law Enforcement Today [LET] — Red Flag Laws Are Going To Be Used Against Those With PTSD by Kyle S. Reyes
  6. Albuquerque Journal
    1. In 2019, just who really constitutes America’s ‘We’? by Leonard Pitts, Syndicated Columnist (The Miami Herald / Tribune Content Agency LLC)
    2. Editorial: Impressive drug raid took planning, collaboration by Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
  7. KegWorksA Lesson in Tavern History – the Fresh Flow Trough Spittoon by Liz Chatterton
  8. Toilets of the World by Bob Cromwell — Saloons of the Barbary Coast
  9. Finally, rejuvenation is a thing! by Ariel VA Feinerman
  10. OpsLensBritain’s Anti-Knife Politicians: Not Too Sharp by Steve Pomper
  11. SHOT Show 2017: B&T USW, VP9 & Aimpoint Nano
  12. Looper [YouTube] — The Real Reason Why Firefly Was Canceled
  13. Prince Law Offices — Pittsburgh Sued Over Illegal, Anti-Gun Enactments by Joshua Prince, Esq.
  14. — Are Guns Registered in a National Firearms Registry by Jacob S. Paulsen
  15. HelloweenMy God-Given Right
  16. ReasonHit & Run: After the Supreme Court Said Unions Can’t Force Non-Members to Pay Dues, Almost All of Them Stopped by Eric Boehm
  17. Task & PurposeA Dutch F-16 fighter shot itself with its own cannon by Paul Szoldra
  18. Zero HedgeWal-Mart Is Rolling Out The Robots After Raising Minimum Wage by “Tyler Durden”
  19. Grunge [YouTube] — The Biggest Scandals To Ever Hit The History Channel
  20. Thoisoi2 – Chemical Experiments! [YouTube] — Iridium – The MOST RARE Metal on Earth!
  21. Taofledermaus [YouTube] — 12ga. BRI Sabot Bullets – We prove Winchester WRONG

Second Amendment Sanctuary County Status for Bernalillo County

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:25 PM (18:25)

From: Mike Blessing
To: Debbie O’Malley <>, Steven Michael Quezada <>, Maggie Hart Stebbins <>, Lonnie C. Talbert <>, Charlene Pyskoty <>
BCC: [7 x others]
Date: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 6:11 PM
Subject: Second Amendment Sanctuary County Status for Bernalillo County

Dear County Commissioners,

I support the Second Amendment, but . . . .

But even if it were repealed tomorrow, by unanimous vote of the full U.S. House, the full U.S. Senate, and all fifty State Legislatures, the pre-existing, civil, human right to own and carry weapons for defense of self, family and community doesn’t go away one bit.

To those proposing restrictions upon the private-sector civilian ownership and carrying of weapons:

Look, no one is trying to take your government away. We just want to have an honest, open, adult conversation about common-sense restrictions on government. If we can save just one child from government violence, it will worth it.

I am writing in support of Bernalillo County joining the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement that is here in New Mexico, and in other states around the nation.

As for the sheriffs and county commissions that have already signed on, they aren’t the lawbreakers as they have been smeared as in the media.

Rather, the public officials who use their offices to promote and promulgate victim disarmament legislation such as SB 8[1] are the true lawbreakers.

Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico[2] reads as follows:

No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.

Maybe I missed the amendment to the State Constitution that repealed Article II, Section 6? I don’t remember seeing such an amendment on the ballot during the 2018 election, much less passing with any majority of votes cast. Nor do I remember seeing such a repeal on the ballot in any previous election.

Since Article II, Section 6 is still on the books as a valid part of the State Constitution, I encourage and implore the County Commission to “get right” with the law as it’s currently written, as opposed to doing end runs around the Constitutional bits with which they personally disagree.

Thank you for listening to my concerns.


Mike Blessing,
Resident and Taxpayer of Bernalillo County since 1994

Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should — you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer — what’s the question?


  1. New Mexico Legislature page: “2019 Regular Session – SB 8”
  2. New Mexico Compilation Commission — Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico


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