Thursday, July 27, 2017

Firearms Win in D.C.

And my guess is that as more Federal Judges are appointed by the current administration (as I mentioned in my previous post)... will see more decisions like this one.

Slow and steady is the name of the game when it comes to legislation and court decisions.

Oh, and as usual, no mention of this court decision in the major media outlets.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

How To Know You're Being Insulted in the U.K.

Thinking of taking a vacation in the U.K.

Here's 10 slang expressions you might want to be aware of:

1. A two-fingered salute
This has come up before on MTG, but just to reiterate: stick two fingers up at an American and they’ll be no more affronted than if you’d waved hello or nodded. Should you feel compelled to use your hands to offend in the U.S., stick to the universally recognized raised middle finger.

2. Minger
Popularized by the late, great and hilariously foul-mouthed Big Brother contestant Jade Goody over a decade ago, the term meaning unattractive female is still fair game in Britain. If you’re looking for a way to insult an American woman without her realizing, this is ideal.

3. Pillock
To American ears, this might sound like some kind of unadventurous English fish. Alas, it’s merely one of many hundred words we’ve evolved to refer to a somewhat idiotic, oafish individual.

4. Twit
American Roald Dahl fans might be familiar with this one from reading The Twits – a wonderfully vile tale of a dysfunctional married couple who keep pet monkeys and systematically abuse each other. Curiously, however, the book doesn’t shed much light on what it actually means to be a twit. It’s one of those semi-affectionate insults we might throw at a family member or friend who’s behaving in a less than cerebral manner. Synonyms include: wally, berk, prat, numpty, knob-head, nincompoop and tit.

5. Twat
This is one of the harsher terms on the list, perhaps because of its literal meaning: lady parts. Still, it’s a less offensive version of the other single syllable word that means the same thing. Brits are want to precede either word with “you daft…” or “you utter…” I’ve used “twat” around Americans and who think it’s got a satisfying ring to it. Could be one to watch over here.

6. Billy no-mates
It’s mild and reassuringly vintage but roam a UK school playground on your own looking miserable and you might still have this barked at you from across the tarmac. Shout this at an American loner kid, however, and he’ll assume you’re a lunatic.

7. Chav or pikey
These unpleasant slang terms, originally used to refer to Irish or Romani gypsies, have evolved to mean a certain type of flashy working class kid clad in designer sportswear and gold jewelry. The closest U.S. equivalent would probably be trailer trash.

8. Muppet
When a British Goldman Sacs employee resigned last year in an open letter and said that some colleagues in London had called their clients “muppets”, Americans at the firm were left wondering what he meant. Brits have borrowed Jim Henson’s name for furry, be-stringed critters and tweaked it to mean someone who’s stupid, gullible and incapable of independent thought. Let’s not mention this to Miss Piggy.

9. Slapper or slag
In the UK, we’re unhealthily attached to nasty words that describe a “loose woman”. These two clangers are the most commonly used, yet they’re insults only the most dedicated American anglophile or British gangster movie aficionado will have encountered. In the U.S., “whore” and “slut” mean much the same thing.

10. Tosser
This term, meaning one who engages in self, erm, stimulation, is a milder version of w**ker, which – perhaps you’ve noticed this too – Americans have recently adopted but serially misuse. They seem to think it’s one of those British slurs that doubles as a term of endearment. It’s not.

Friday, July 21, 2017


How could I not put this up? ;-)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Want To Know The Real meaning of Irony?

Karl Marx died and was buried in the UK in 1883. The Father of Communism, the man of the working class has a monument that's 6 ft. wide, and including the bust is about 10 ft tall.

And the icing on the cake?

If you want to actually view it up close, well, Capitalism gets the last laugh because you're going to have to pay $6.00 !!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Political Corruption; Hillary first, Sheldon Silver second

Did Someone say Collusion????
This informative little article actually comes from the Old Gray Lady itself, the New York Times no less back in 2015.

You can't make this shit up. Well the Democraps make up a lot of shit, but that's expected from them. Come to think of it even a lot of Republ-I-Cants come up with their fair share of Bullshit.

It's all just politics 101 in 21st century America.

On Sheldon Silver and Getting what he Deserves

Convicted last year in Federal Court on charges of corruption, his conviction was overturned due to a decision by the SCOTUS in an unrelated case. So he won't be going to Club Fed any time soon, however in the brief article from the website NYPD Confidential by Leonard Levitt Copyright 2017 dated 7-17-2017, his woes are far from over;

For those lamenting the overturn of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, don’t despair. The feds of the Southern District will bleed him. They’ll try him again. And if they lose, probably again.

There is precedent for this. Back in the day, then U.S.Attorney for the Southern District Robert Morgenthau tried his longtime nemesis, Roy Cohn, three times. He lost all three times, but Cohn didn't exactly come out on top.

Even if the feds never convict Silver, his trials will cost him millions. And for Silver, isn’t money what it’s all about?

Which seems appropriate to me. Even if he remains free, he won't get to enjoy the fruits of his extracurricular political endeavors. Nor will he be able to regain his position in the N.Y. State Assembly.

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Sorry guys, missed part 3 of the series;

Thursday, July 13, 2017

More on ANTIFA

The links below are to a 2-part article describing the beginnings of the original Antifa movement in Italy in the 1920's as well as it's current version here in the U.S. Tactics, strategy, current weapons of choice, members, strengths, and weaknesses.

A bit of a long read, but it should be of interest to those who read this blog.

Part 1

Part 2

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Real Legacy of The Trump Presidency

The Democrats will be screaming for years!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Concealed Carry Challenge Thrown out at Texas University

Chalk up another loss for the anti-concealed carry crowd.

Then again, the challenge was brought by several college professors. The type who think that their opinions are always right.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

500th Post...

...And what could be more apropos, given their prevalence over the years here at Blackthorn, than a Drone Post!

Whether for good or for ill, despite attempts to both promote and restrict them, they're here to stay and their uses will simply continue to multiply.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Czech Republic Gives A Response To EU Firearms Restrictions

The Czech Republic is not happy about proposed Firearms restrictions and is letting the EU know about it in a big way.