Amusing: “Chipotle To Stop Serving GMO Food”

Pravda West’s headline breathlessly tells the whole wide world that Chipotle will stop serving GMO food.

Of course, Pravda Hudson has popularized “Genetically Modified Organism” as something bad, evil, awful, terrible, more poisonous as cyanide, and so on and on and on and on.

But back in the day, we had a different name for cultivars modified to maximize disease resistance, yield, make harvest less expensive, and so on.

We called those cultivars “hybrid.”

Funk’s, DeeKalb, and other seed companies spent huge amounts to find, cross pollinate, and to produce healthy, disease resistant and high yieled rice, wheat, and corn to feed the Earth’s teeming multitudes.

If there were no hybrid seeds, crop production would fall to as little as 40 percent of today’s barely adequate levels. Leading to mass death by starvation.

Yet Pravda West will swear to you that “ridding the planet of GMO crops is absolutely necessary. In reality, it is a formula for mass murder on a scale never before advocated.

But of course, PW advocates another killer. Gun Control.

Apparently, mass murder is in their genes.



Report: “Obama Jokes About His Bucket List”

The devoted media is still “quoiting Obama’s words of wisdom,” including his alleged jokes to a White House Correspondents gala.

Obama does not joke. I seriously doubt that he knows how. Obama’s idea of a joke is a forewarning of his intent, such as his “joke” that he would audit those who opposed him. And his IRS has. As many TEA Party activists can attest.

So we will have to try to avoid being scooped up in Obama’s bucket. Those who have been say it was not an enjoyable experience.


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CNN: “Google Gets Cops Killed”

Regular Alley readers know that tracking the deaths of police officers; as part of tracking violent crime and gun control generally; is a part of what we do. Regular readers will also be aware that the long term trend in the felony death of a police officer is down. With that…

CNN reports a popular Android app allows criminal offenders to track and ambush police officers.

That is a thought that should disquiet every Law Enforcement Officer. But the question in my mind is how much of a problem is this. The more so in that the long term trend in LEO shooting deaths is down, by as much as 60 percent over twenty years.

We are at the point where normal statistical variation is more of a factor in the final numbers than criminal aggression. In 2013, there were just 30 LEO’s killed by gunfire, of of almost one million sworn LEO’s. 2014 was a breakout year, with 48. So far, 2015 is down by half, to six. The statisticians dismiss that as “noise,” but the media tends to make much of it.

Looking it statistically, and looking over the reports of LEO’s murdered in the line of duty, the only pattern I see is a a suspicious correlation between gun control drives and periods of increased LEO murders.


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Noted: Corinthian Colleges Shut Down O’Nite

In another sign of the economic malaise gripping the United States and the West, Comcast reports on the overnight closing of Corinthian Colleges a chain of colleges whose closing left some 16,000 students with debt but no diploma.

While the closing has nothing directly to do with the Alley’s usual topics, a wink is as good as a shout to the wise. Get ready, the storm is coming.


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Home Invasion Double Murder Near New Orleans

The Daily Mail reports on the double murder of an oil company executive and his son in their Metarie home. Many people in “Met-ry” think crime is confined to the City – but it frequently visits their enclave.

The report is at the link, and the Alley will be here when you get back. but the case points up the necessity of self protection. Taking the old cop’s advice to get a gun, learn to u use it, and use it when you have to always applies. You cannot use a gun that is not within reach, so keep Betsy or Roscoe within reach.

And keep your eyes and ears on high alert for danger. A small dog, a mini poodle*, or something similar, that will sound off any noise is the best burglar alarm you can get. Especially when it is backed by something with a big hole in the business end.

An oil company executive did not take those simple precautions; along with always locking doors and windows, and paid for it with their lives. Don’t make the same mistake they did.

Because all the world is worthless to a man whose wife’s a widow.


* One note: mini-poodles and other dogs with similar coasts will need to visit the groomers several times a year and if any dog is to be your security alarm it will need the run of the house. A dog in the house is protection, a dog in the back yard is an expense.


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Noted: Reported Stabbings/Slashing’ Up Sharply

News headlines reporting a seroius stabbing or slashing have risen sharply since 1 November 2014,; a possible indication that the trend toward criminal use of street guns has shifted toward criminal use of legal kitchen knives.

Personally, I agree with a friend who passed away recently. A former pathologist and Medical Examiner, he said he would much rather be shot than stabbed because a 9mm does much less damage than a sharp knife.

A Corps buddy also had an opinion. Fred was a former service station manager who had been robbed several times. He said being shot and wounded during two robberies was much less dangerous than getting his throat cut once.

so again, we will have to wait for further data, but in any case an alert citizen with Roscoe riding along trumps a criminal with a two buck paring knife in his pocket every time.


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O’Malley Gains Support As Rodham’s Troubles Mount

Gun ban activist and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has picked up several celebrity endorsements from cable TV actors as Hillary Rodham’s troubles mount.In the latest installment of the Hillary Rodham soap opera.

Breitbart reports Clinton loyalist George Stephanopolous got a quick education on just how serious the charges against Rodham are this morning.

Briefly quoting the Breitbart report linked above:

Gingrich dropped bombs on Stephanopoulos in his response, suggesting he thinks criminal charges—at least an investigation—could be on the way.

“Look, this isn’t a political problem—this is a historical problem,” Gingrich said. “The Constitution of the United States says you cannot take money from foreign governments without explicit permission of the Congress. They wrote that in there because they knew the danger of corrupting our system by foreign money is enormous.

“You had a sitting Secretary of State who radically increased his speech fees and there is a whole series of dots on the wall now where people gave millions of dollars who oh, by the way, happened to get taken care of by the State Department. You raised a good standard.

Indeed. And if criminal charges are brought, Hillary Rodham could easily wind up spending “>the rest of her days inside looking out.

So Rodham has lost face, and perhaps ultimately her liberty, while another off the same piece of yard goods is rushing to earn points while the sun shines.

I cannot rank Hillary Rodham as any better or any worse than Martin O’Malley. Their regard for the Constitution, our laws, our liberties, and our manners and mores are equally marked by massive disrespect.


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Are There Good Arguments For Gun Control?

Someone stopped by searching for “good arguments for gun control.”

A “good argument” requires a basic argument built on facts. There are several “good arguments,” such as “England’s violent crime rates are far below the United States,” where the argument is based on a long debunked lie. But there are no fact based arguments for gun control at all.

Why? Because so far we have counted more than 57,013 restrictive gun laws since the first was imposed in 1495. Of those, none have reduced crime, none have reduced violence, none have cut murder rates, and none have made anyone safer. The Graphic below shows European violent crime rates from to with the very lowest violent crime rates coming in the late 17th and again in the 20th Century, during periods when gun laws were either nonexistant, or comparitaively permissive:

European Historical Homicide Data

Note that the scale is logarithmic!

So while there are very good fact based arguments for eliminating most restrictive gun laws, there are none for either retaining or from implementing new restrictive gun laws. Because the bottom line can be summed up in just three words.

Gun control kills.


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Meet An Oregon State Senator Who Wants To Take Your Rights

Jim Hoft has a post up at his Gateway Pundit that will introduce you to Oregon State Senator Chuck Riley.

Riley is one of the Oregon State Senators who wants to enact a universal background check bill. The same sort of bill that preceded a dozen gun confiscation programs in Europe, including gun confiscation after the Anschluss. As numerous witnesses have said:

“There was no crime, but the Germans said getting permission to sell or buy a gun would stop crime. Then the Germans said registering guns would make it easy to solve murders and other crimes. And then the Germans said we must turn in our guns. What could we do? The Germans knew what we had. So we carried our guns to the Gestapo headquarters and turned them in.”

And, like a good little Democrat, Chuck Riley also supports slavery, saying it was right for the times. But the slavery the Party of No espouses is going on right now, as Democrats hold up legislation to stop trafficked child prostitutes from entering the United States, and Democratic Judges strike down legislation banning internet advertising of that heinous traffic in child prostitution.

But that is not all. The slavery Riley’s Democtas love to defend is in Argentina, Nigeria, Congo, Syria, Iran, and yes, in Boston, Gotham, Seattle; in Portland, ‘Frisco, La, and Northridge, Tijuana, Houston, Miami, and every city in between.

Click on the links, above, and read all about the policies Senator Chuck Riley, of the Party of No supports, and of the policies his Party accepts as “normal.” Or call the Medford PD and ask how crime rates are trending. You will quickly find out what Senator Chuck Riley’s gun ban precursor bill has done.

Go ahead, The Alley will be here when you click back.


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34 Senators Terms Expire, 33 Running in 2016!

Evidently there is a weed breakout, since Roll Call reports Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has not announced plans to run for another six years in the Senate. I know of three more Senators who have annouced plans to retire: Barbara Mikulsky (ANTI-MD) Barbara Boxer (ANTI-CA) and Harry REid (ANTI-NV), which makes a current total of four.

However, here is the list of incumbent Senators, with those who are no friend of ours in bold, those who voted for immigration and anti-gun activist Loretta Lynch are in italics:


Ayotte, Kelly – (R – NH) Class III
144 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3324

Bennet, Michael F. – (ANTI – CO) Class III
261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5852

Blumenthal, Richard – (ANTI – CT) Class III
706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2823

Blunt, Roy – (R – MO) Class III
260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5721

Boozman, John – (R – AR) Class III
320 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4843

Boxer, Barbara – (ANTI – CA) Class III
112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3553

Burr, Richard – (R – NC) Class III
217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3154

Coats, Daniel – (R – IN) Class III
493 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5623

Crapo, Mike – (R – ID) Class III
239 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6142

Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA) Class III
135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3744

Hoeven, John – (R – ND) Class III
338 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2551

Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA) Class III
131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3643

Johnson, Ron – (R – WI) Class III
328 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5323

Kirk, Mark – (R – IL) Class III
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2854

Lankford, James – (R – OK) Class III
B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5754

Leahy, Patrick J. – (ANTI – VT) Class III
437 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4242

Lee, Mike – (R – UT) Class III
361A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5444

McCain, John – (R – AZ) Class III
241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2235

Mikulski, Barbara A. – (ANTI – MD) Class III
503 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4654

Moran, Jerry – (R – KS) Class III
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6521

Murkowski, Lisa – (R – AK) Class III
709 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6665

Murray, Patty – (ANTI – WA) Class III
154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2621

Paul, Rand – (R – KY) Class III
167 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4343

Portman, Rob – (R – OH) Class III
448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3353

Reid, Harry – (ANTI – NV) Class III
522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3542

Rubio, Marco – (R – FL) Class III
284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3041

Schatz, Brian – (ANTI – HI) Class III
722 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3934

Schumer, Charles E. – (ANTI- NY) Class III
322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6542

Scott, Tim – (R – SC) Class III
520 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6121

Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL) Class III
304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5744

Thune, John – (R – SD) Class III
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2321

Toomey, Patrick J. – (R – PA) Class III (SPONSORED GUN BAN BILL)
248 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4254

Vitter, David – (R – LA) Class III
516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4623

Wyden, Ron – (ANTI – OR) Class III
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5244


I expect those whose names are in either bold or italics will make a lot of noise about how they really, really uphold the Second Amendment, and all the rest of the hooey we have heard for more than a half century.

But their record has caught up with them. Let’s see what we can do about putting some Americans in the Senate this time.