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Why every responsible, free citizen should go armed everywhere

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

It’s not just the riots all over the UK that make me say this, although I’ll touch on that in a moment.  It’s the following column by Victor Davis Hanson.

Police call slaying of Hanford woman a random act
Posted at 6:04 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011
By Paula Lloyd / The Fresno Bee

A woman found slain at a Hanford car wash this week was killed randomly when a 17-year-old gang member happened to see her while taking a walk, Hanford police said Thursday.

Denise McVay was washing her car — something she did several times a week — early Tuesday morning before work.

The teen was wandering the streets after leaving a party when he saw McVay at the Royal Car Wash on Garner Avenue at about 5 a.m. and decided to kill her, police said.

The teen “simply wanted to kill somebody that night” and McVay, 49, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Capt. Parker Sever said. “It was a purely random act.”

The teen stabbed McVay several times and slit her throat.

The teen took McVay’s money and her car, Sever said, and drove to the home of a fellow gang member, Mauricio Ortiz, 18, of Hanford. Sever said the teen was covered with blood and told Ortiz what he had done.

Ortiz helped him ditch the car at Tachi Palace Casino and went with him to Visalia Mall, where the teen used McVay’s money to buy clean clothes, Sever said.

The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked into the Kings County Juvenile Center on suspicion of murder. Ortiz was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact.

Calling this brutal crime a “purely random act”, as the Hanford police did, is completely fatuous.  As Hanson correctly notes, it was not Ms. McVay who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was her assailant, wandering around at 5:00 am after a night of partying, with mayhem on his mind, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

If Ms. McVay had been carrying a firearm (I don’t know whether it was legal to carry concealed where she was killed), perhaps the world would still contain one more productive, hard-working citizen, and would be absent one more space-wasting, thuggish, bag of meat.

A society that tolerates this kind of imbalance will not long endure.

And as for the riots in Londonistan, the British police will like as not arrest the victim for defending himself as they would the rioting “youths.”  In a totally disarmed society like the UK, what is currently the third biggest seller in Sports and Leisure goods on Amazon UK?  I thought this was a joke when I first saw it on the Ace sidebar, but unfortunately, it’s not.

Aluminum baseball bats.  No, really.  Sales rank is now 130th on Amazon, up from 20,250th.  Somehow I don’t think the Brits have suddenly abandoned cricket for America’s pastime.  When you can’t get firearms to defend yourself, you use whatever you can get.  Just ahead of baseball bats on the list are telescoping freakin’ tonfas (modern versions of an ancient Japanese martial arts weapon), which, of course, are “currently unavailable.”  The current NUMBER ONE seller on Amazon UK?  A folding shovel; sales ranking up 222,200 fucking percent.   How many holes do you think need to be dug right now?   Or could that shovel double as a … weapon?

From. My. Cold. Dead. Hands.

And that’s not just a bumper-sticker slogan with me, my friends.





Why Bruce Lee was (and always will be) a badass

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Seriously. Ping-pong with nunchucks. And kicking ass while doing it.


Happy Birthday, Chuck Norris! Sir!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

–  Wiccpundit

The inimitable Chuck Norris turned 70 today.   Rather, he allowed Time to agree that he has inhabited the Earth for 70 years.

In honor thereof, here is a link to some tasty Chuck Norris facts:

Chuck Norris Turns 70 — We Present a Norris Fact for Every Ass-Kicking Year

Link courtesy of Adam Baldwin’s Twitter feed.  (The conservative Adam Baldwin, of Firefly/Serenity fame, not of the wacko Baldwin clan.)

Some of the better excerpts:

Chuck Norris sleeps with a pillow under his gun.

They once made a Chuck Norris toilet paper, but there was a problem: It wouldn’t take shit from anybody.

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re not Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris invented black. In fact he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.

What was going through the minds of all of Chuck Norris’ victims before they died? His shoe.

And one that is not on this list, but is great:  Chuck Norris’s tears can cure cancer.  Unfortunately, Chuck Norris doesn’t cry.

One of my own:  Even though “Sidekicks” was kind of a lame movie, every scene with Chuck Norris in it is Oscar™-worthy.

Happy Birthday, Chuck.  Er, Mr. Norris, Sir!