Thursday, December 31, 2009

The New Year approacheth...

I’m mostly a glass half empty kind of guy, and at the moment I'm passing a kidney stone. That doesn't really help my outlook much just now. Here’s hoping for a better year to come.

NC: Armed Robber killed in attempt

An off-duty Pitt County Sheriff's deputy on Wednesday night shot and killed a man who reportedly tried to rob him at an ATM on Charles Boulevard, the Greenville Police Department reported.
The deputy was off-duty and by appearance no different than any other citizen going about his evening. Coulda been me. Coulda been you. Sorry anyone died but better the bad guy than the victim.

H/T to CY

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Twist, distort, garble...

...and lie. Do anything to achieve your goal. After all its for our own good.

From the NSSF via Uncle.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bloomberg's plan

It’s easy to dismiss Bloomberg and his bots as more of the Brady and VPC goofballs. Probably not a good idea as evidenced by this road map to more gun control. In essence he ignoring Congress and using the regulators. He’s a billionaire. You don’t get there and stay there by being stupid. He's persistent and a prick but he thinks long-term. That's scary.

M-41A Pulse Rifle

Here's a video of of a weapon modeled to look like the M-41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. Kinda neat.

Update: More on the MAX-41A. Can't buy one yet but it looks like its a strong maybe.

H/T to Uncle here and here.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Just amazing...

A 10 year old girl in NY is suspended for bringing a bottle of peppermint oil to school. The label read keep out of the reach of children. Unfuckingbelievable and another example of zero tolerance at work.

Seriously?

A teacher in MA writes about guns in schools and says a couple of things that would damn sure cause me to take my kids to anywhere he wasn’t teaching.

An alternative to lockdown is immediate exodus via announcement. Although this removes potential hostages and makes it nearly impossible for the shooter to acquire preselected targets, it unfairly rewards resourceful children who move to safety off-site more shrewdly and efficiently than others.
And…
But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime.
He rather all the children be at risk than save a few because its unfair to the less resourceful and he’d rather his child, and by extension, other people’s children die rather than use a gun to defend them. His ideals are more important than the life of a child?

And this git still has a job?

H/T to Uncle.

UPDATE: Some people are convinced the letter was satire. Maybe so.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The system worked.

Would that be the system that put the bomber’s name on a list after his daddy outed him to the US embassy in Nigeria but didn’t prevent him getting on a plane with a bomb? Would that be the system in Amsterdam that let him board an aircraft with a bomb in his drawers?

The system worked?

My ass you stupid bint. The fact that you would or could even say something like that and keep a straight face indicates you should seek job opportunities on a used car lot or Jim Baker's old pulpit. Oh sorry, under this Administration government service suits you fine. You fit right in.

CY and Ace do it a bit more justice than I.

Gall

That system just said that those people aren’t supposed to buy guns, but those people lie a lot - Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign
Pot, kettle...what a dick.

As for the article the quote came from...its just your usual, garden variety, anti-gun propaganda. Nothin' new there.

H/T to Sebastian.

What we've come to expect...

...from the nanny state that was once Great Britain? That some are raising hell gives me some hope for them.

H/T to Stranger.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hah!

Now this is funny.

Thanks to the Cajun.

But for the grace of God....

We were on our way to a family get-together when this guy in a VW merged in front of a Buick and almost got smacked in the rear because of his carelessness and general disrespect for other drivers. The lady driving the Buick cussed him out, flipped him the bird, tailgated him, then zipped around him like a crazed stunt driver while snapping pictures of his car. I had a white knuckle grip on the arm rest and dash while I prayed to survive the next few moments. The driver of the Buick was my wife.

Al Franken is a...

...flaming asshole and a bully. He only acting true to form. I don't see that getting elected to the Senate has made a difference in his attitude. The people of Minnesota must be soooo proud.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Heh!

Shades of Calvin and Hobbes.

Update: ..and after god knows how many days I finally notice the link was wrong. Ya know if this were eBay somebody would be telling me the image was down or my grading of the comic was wrong and why. All that without even bidding...

A hunting we shall go...

Senator Charles Schumer went hunting with his Senator Ben Nelson. Too bad Dick Cheney didn't join them...

Seriously Charlie, you're not fooling anyone. We all know you're of the guns for me but not for thee school of thought. So what are you trying to pull?

H/T to David.

Today in History

1776 – George Washington takes his army across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey and kicks Hessian butt.

Schumer: no post vote back lash.

"This is a happy day. (Senate Republican Leader) Mitch McConnell said on the floor that we're going to go home and hear our constituents rail against this bill. I don't believe that. I believe that the negativity that Leader McConnell and others have continually displayed on the floor has peaked, and now when people learn what's actually in the bill—and all the good it does—it is going to become more and more popular because it is good for America, good for the American people, and a true symbol of what we can do if we all pull together," said Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.
So let's see you Dems test that theory with a few town hall meetings: real ones with an open forum and no SEIU thugs present. Please. I dare you.

Tis the Season...

... so Merry Christmas to one and all.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It appears Harry Reid isn't the only one...

...in Washington who is capable of playing hardball. Senator DeMint has put up a roadblock to Obamacare. Now I wonder what kind of back alley shenanigans Reid will pull to get past it?

Its one hell of a Christmas present. Thank you and merry Christmas Senator DeMint.

H/T to Firehand.

I fell asleep in front...

...of the computer last night. I intended to watch the latest Harry Potter entry but I'd worked all day and with ongoing drama of wife and middle daughter AND a little bit called Christmas prep I faded. All that to say sorry for no posts yesterday. So acknowledging that today may be no better, for your entertainment.

Via Bore Patch, a video and a poster.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

That's what I get for waiting so long to file.

I filed my Federal tax return for 2008 late this year. I always file as an injured spouse because my wife has an outstanding educational loan that she received and defaulted on prior to our marriage. I was due a refund. They received the return early in November and today I got a letter telling me that the Treasury Department had taken it to pay on the loan. This happens almost every year. So, I call the IRS around 8:00pm and two hours later and four IRS employees later I had an answer. the refund is pending and call back in about three weeks if I haven't gotten it. Calling the IRS is a pain. Everyone I spoke to was extremely helpful and did their best with the tools they had. Its not the employees. Its not the referrals to other employees. Its the listening to the music, some classical some who the frack knows, while waiting "in excess of fifteen minutes" for someone to get to you. And again, everyone I spoke to did their best to help me until one was finally able to. The moral? I don't know, but this year I'm filing early. Merry Christmas

Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911

A nice looking gun. Here are the details.

H/T to Uncle.

Today in History

!944 - World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium. General Anthony McAuliffe replies, "Nuts!"

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sniper












From icanhascheezburger.com

Two Quotes Revisited...

America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. - Claire Wolfe
With the forward movement of Health Care and the shenanigans it took to push it forward, its later than you think.

And...
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe, while Congress is in session. - Mark Twain
No further comment required.

I lied. Consider this a no confidence vote. Anyone who supported this travesty directly or indirectly needs to go. Kick those worthless bums in Congress to the fucking curb and start fresh with new elections. I don't care that their fucking terms aren't over. They've proven themselves either fools of enemies of the American people and the Constitution. They betrayed us and they have to go. Now. Midterm is too late.

I live in the 12th happiest state...

...and wouldn't know it by living here.

H/T to Uncle.

Merry Whatever

To My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wish.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas

Forwarded to me by Casey.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

On the other hand...

Never throw shit at an armed man. - Niven's First Law
H/T to Glenn

Bringing a gun to a snowball fight

Pulling a gun in a snowball fight is a bit of overkill wouldn't ya say? The fact that it was a cop that pulled the weapon doesn't make it any less so.



H/T to Radley

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reading...

I still plowing through Mistborn. Why haven't I finished it yet? Family drama is the primary reason but I also picked up copies of the Grantville Gazette V and Torch of Freedom by David Weber and Eric Flint and I'm skipping from book to book.

Another Denny Crane clip

Denny Crane for President.



Heh!

Those baggy pants...

..resting low enough to show your ass are definitely a health hazard 'specially when you're fleeing down a fire escape after murdering three people.

Life again...

Missed posting yesterday because of family issues. Posts may be intermittent over the next few days.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Internet Movie Firearms Database

I asked for help confirming an ID on one of the pistols in Harry Brown [2009]. GuardDuck was kind enough to direct me to the Internet Movie Firearms Database where I found my answer and a lot more. Neat.

Chuck Schumer [D-NY]: What a dick.

No argument from me on that one. Chuck Schumer is one of those "public servants" whose actions prove he considers himself a "public master". The rules, however stupid they may be, are for us not him or the bimbo sitting beside him on the plane.

H/T to Radley.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"You've failed to maintain your weapon sir."

I watched Harry Brown [2009] and it easily lives up to the promise of the trailer. Sir Michael Caine is in top form as a retired Royal Marine. When his friend is murdered by bangers [I don't know or care what they call 'em in Great Britain.] and the system can't do a damn thing about it, he does. It's a damn good movie that will get little or no recognition because it [whisper] glorifies vigilantes. If Great Britain is as bad as shown here they could use a few. If you can find it playing anywhere go see it.

Now if anyone who saw the movie can tell me what the gun was whose barrel the thug used to smoke crack through, I'd be interested. I thought it might be a Walther P-38 but I couldn't get a clear look at it. Just wondering.

Update: It was the Walther P-38. Thanks GuardDuck for the pointer.

Gall

A George Soros funded think tank is bitching about Billionaires in public policy. I wonder if they sent him a copy?

H/T to Uncle.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Santa Clause 2

The other night my son and I were watching The Santa Clause 2. There's a scene where the elves are taking Santa's Workshop back from the toy soldiers and throwing snowballs with little effect. My comment to Noah was...
"Somebody had to have asked Santa for a rifles and ammo for Christmas. Find those and use 'em instead."

Blood on the Streets

When the Georgia Legislature passed a law permiting CCW holders to carry on Atlanta's Mass Transit System the usual suspects predicted "blood on the streets". One year later...didn't happen.
"We don't want cameras. Cameras don't save people's lives. ... We want something that gives us a fighting chance." - Atlanta Mass Transit Employee
Like maybe a pistol and a CCW permit? Naaaah...didn't think so.

H/T to David

Monday, December 14, 2009

Obama's B+

Obama gave himself a B+ for his performance in his first year as President. If he is grading himself on his attempts to push his agenda I can see it. He's moved our nation several steps closer to a European style social democracy. If you grade him on fulfilling his oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" I'd have to give him a failing grade. None of this really matters: his midterm is in 2010 and his final in 2012. That's when the people will give him his grades. I'm looking forward to it.

More Bloomberg Manure

Bloomberg's Mayor's Against Guns is touting a poll that allegedly asked NRA members what they thought about closing the gun show "loophole" and or barring guns from those on the "watch list". The poll showed support by these "NRA" members and Bloomberg and his fellow travelers in the House and Senate and running with it. There are a couple of problems with this poll. The company that carried it out advertises that it will get the payer the results they want by asking the questions in a way that will elicit the wanted response. the other problems is that neither Bloomberg nor the company he hired to run this so called poll have access to the NRA's membership list. So who the hell did they poll? The media response? Run with it like its real.

That's about what I would expect.

Ruger's SSCP .180 ACP

So using this would be the equivalent of that last great act of definace as your ass was going down for the count?

Heh!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Morning.

A cold hard rain is falling. It's a good day to stay inside, read a book, stay out of trouble...

Guns on trains

Clayton Cramer posts an interesting historical relic over on his blog. Interesting how the "norm" has shifted over the years.

Shatner's Denny Crane on Gun Control

In honor of the Palin Shatner appearance on The Tonight Show noted below, I offer this again. Its a better copy anyway.



Update: 12/17/09. Welcome to all clicking over from Say Uncle. Wow! 421 hits in one day. Small change for many but a record for me. So, thanks to all and thanks to Uncle for the link.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Palin v. Shatner...

...on the Tonight Show. Awesome.

H/T to Glenn.

1911 Animation

Neat 1911 animation.



From Uncle

Law-Abiding Citizen [2009]

I watched Law-Abiding Citizen last night. A man's wife and daughter are violated and murdered during a home invasion. The prosecutors choose the expedient route and offer a plea to one of the murderers, the actual murderer, to get a solid conviction on the other. The husband is not happy. So he waits ten years. You see the husband has lesson to teach and a very special skill set...

Due to past events in my life, I have an affection for movies of this sort. Most are simply action films. This one at least tries to make a point. It's also well done.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Life on the Obama Plantation

Assault by tomato

This dick needs an ass whuppin'. An arrest for assaulting a police officer will work.

I'm still waiting...

for the library to get in my latest Baen fix so I've decided to try out the Brandon Sanderson novels starting with Mistborn. I'll let you know what I think.

Blogging may be intermittent...

...over the next few days. I'm engaged in family drama involving the middle daughter the details of which don't need airing here. General prayers, if you lean that way, are appreciated.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I've been rereading...

...Tom Kratman's A State of Disobedience. His later solo novels and those co-written with John Ringo are better but that's experience and Ringo. It's not bad and as easy to read the second time as the first. A Hilliary clone takes the White House and then consolidates power over as many dead bodies as it takes. This leads to problems. Think of it as alternative history that offers a lesson in current events.

Impeachment anyone?

The EPA has classified CO2 as a harmful pollutant. In essence the Obama Administration has told the Senate support cap and tax or well... fuck you, we'll do what we want through regulation. So guys, what ya gonna do? Impeachment anyone?

There's a snowballs chance in hell of that happening since the Dems are in power and they put loyalty to party over loyalty to the Constitution. 2010 may be too fucking late.

Quote of the day

Ah, Mark Chapman; three feet to the right and you could have been a hero. - Tam, view from the porch

Monday, December 7, 2009

...the consent of the governed.

It seems to me that when you begin to push a radical agenda because you won the Presidency by a simple majority that was no where near the landslide MSNBC would like to make it, you're asking for trouble. Trouble of the 1861 variety.

Maybe the Democrats, and for that matter the Republicrats, need to reconsider what that line in the Declaration of Independence about consent of the governed really means. They can start by checking out this and this.

SPIW: Special Purpose Individual Weapon

The Special Purpose Individual Weapon (SPIW) was a unique, multi-purpose weapon introduced in the early 1960's that was capable of firing bursts of tiny, lethal darts (flechettes) and three 40mm high explosive grenades.
Tam calls it a whole new level of ugly.

Yeah, fugly.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reading...

...Ringo and Kratman's The Tuloriad. As usual, good stuff.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

I think we're using the wrong word...

...for the guys/gals who outed the "scientists" at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit. The word "hacker" implies criminal conduct. I prefer the term "whistle blower". In any event, Senator Boxer there is criminal conduct in Climategate. You're just looking in the wrong place.

Actually, I don't deny the whistle blower[s] committed a crime. I just think it's overshadowed by the massive fraud committed by certain global warming scientists to push an agenda for a political rather than scientific purpose. Oh wait Senator Boxer...you're also pushing a political agenda based on global warming aren't you? I guess that makes you an accessory after the fact. Doesn't it?

Friday, December 4, 2009

A bit of skepticism...

...is a good thing. In the case of man made global warming, it is an absolute necessity. Borepatch tells us why?

Actually, there's a simpler reason to doubt man made global warming...a certain has been politician is making a fortune off of it.

H/T to Kevin

I wish we'd get a candidate...

...like this guy to run for office in the Triangle. Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, I'd vote for him. Oh, and not a teleprompter in sight.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Harry Brown [2009]

Michael Caine plays a ex-serviceman who takes matters into his own hands after the murder of a friend. This I want to see.



Thanks Kevin.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lautenberg's at it again.

He's introduced the PROTECT Act. It requires NICS checks stay on file for either six months if you're a "normal" person or ten years if you're on the no fly or terror watch list. In essense, back-door registration. The usual suspects are co-sponsers. Sebastian has the details.

H/T yo Uncle.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A new Transportation Safety bill [HR 4016]...

...has the potential to negatively impact on the availability of ammunition. Uncle has the details. Pick up your phone and make a call ASAP.

I needed a laugh...

...and here it is.



Thanks Dick

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mag-Fed 20MM Rifle...

...manuafactured by Anzio Ironworks Corp. The website says the rifle has a 5000 yard maximum range. So why does a law enforcement agency, like say the FBI, need a weapon that fires a 20mm round much less two of them? Just wondering?

H/T to Uncle.

Sig Sauer P250 2SUM

Two guns for the price of one. I carry a P229 in .40 at work and have found the SIGS to be damn good weapons. Not my favorite mind you, but good nonetheless. If I had the cash I'd consider this.

H/T to Uncle.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Four police officers murdered in Washington State.

He walked into a coffee shop and shot the four officers. All were killed. One officer may have returned fire wounding their attacker. No one else in the shop was injured. It seems clear that the officers were targeted. My condolences to the family and co-workers of the slain. I hope their murderer is captured quickly.

No further comment at this time.

Update: As of Monday Morning the suspect is still at large. He was apparently shot in the abdomen by one of his victims so I doubt he's gone far.

My daughter made this Zombie...

...smilely/emoticon/thingy.

The Copenhagen Climate Summit is...

...scheduled for December 7th. Does anyone else find that ominous?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I spent most of the day...

...working the Duke v Wake Forest football game then went home to engage in that special holiday hell of putting up Christmas decorations. My wife constantly bitches about the condition of our yard identifying us to the neighbors as rednecks. This concern disappears around Christmas when she has me put up enough lights and other decorations to take away any doubt.

Reading...

...Donald Westlake's, AKA Richard Stark's, The Outfit. Maybe the blurb on the cover should have read, some people you just don't want to fuck with...

Friday, November 27, 2009

South Carolina's tax holiday for the ...

...purchase of firearms is this weekend. This oughta save Bloomberg a few bucks when he sends his cronies down to South Carolina to make illegal straw purchases. And Michael Daly, if life was so great in New York City we wouldn't have so many "Damn Yankees" fleeing "paradise" for the South.

Thanks to Tam

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The retail wars have begun...

...and I'm out to quest for a bicycle for eight year old Ruthie. Apparently Toys R Us is starting Black Friday when Friday begins and they've got just the one she wants at a cut rate price. Wish me luck. Some of my competitors are actually mothers. Hey, I may have misspelled it.

Update: Arrived in Hell a little after midnight and spent two and one half hours on the checkout line to find the item I wanted didn't go on sale until 5 AM. Place was bug fuck nuts. Left without Ruthie's bicycle and went next door to Target. Stood in line two hours then got what I went after there with less than twenty minutes in the store. Then back to Toys R Us to get the bike. The store looked like swarm of locust had gone through it. I did get the bicycle. No too bad and nobody died.

Climategate: The Code

First, I'm computer literate to the point I can operate a PC and put together my own machine from parts. I know jack about computer code so if my terminology isn't correct, forgive me. That being said, apparently only about 5% of the material hacked from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit server was email. The rest was...well, data. Data which offers a particularly interesting story to those interested in the theory of man-made climate change. Here is a computer expert's take on it.

Thanks to the geekwitha45.

38 State Attorneys General signed...

...on to an amicus brief supporting incorporation in McDonald v Chicago. Others have a hell of a lot more knowledge on this than I. As a North Carolina resident, I'm happy to note that our State Attorney General, Roy Cooper, was one of the thirty-eight. Thank you AG Cooper.

Ummm...

Are the SEIU thugs the functional equivalent of zombies? Just wondering....

Snort!

FMTT. This is funny.

By way of Tam.

Happy Thanksgiving Day

I posted this last year and it's worth posting again.

To all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you're able to spend this day with family and/or friends. To those of you overseas and in harm's way, you're in our prayers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary to...

...me. I've been blogging for a year.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

You are know by the company you keep...

...and its long been obvious that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand [NY-D] suckered gun owners when she was appointed to the Senate. She is not and never was our friend. Gillibrand, along with Carolyn McCarthy, and the support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Mayors Against IllegalGuns, the Brady Campaign and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence has introduced the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act. Sebastian comments on it here. Nothing this group pushes has any redeeming qualities for gun owners.

Quote of the Day

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. - Public Utilities Commission v. Pollak, Justice William O. Douglas (1952)

Quote of the Day

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. - Thomas Paine

On Zero Tolerance...

I thought the whole idea of "zero-tolerance" was to show that the problem was so serious that intelligence and common sense would not be allowed in the implementation of policy. This serves to give a valuable lesson to students -- when something is really serious, you must make sure not to think. - Fritz Sands

That pretty much says it all.

From Joe Huffman.

Monday, November 23, 2009

NRA's Amicus Brief Supporting McDonald

A majority of both the House and Senate signed in support including, from North Carolina,...

Howard Coble - R
Virginia Foxx - R
Walter Jones - R
Lawrence Kissel - D
Patrick McHenry - R
Sue Myrick - R
Heath Schuler - D
Richard Burr - R
Kay Hagan - D

No real suprises here except that Hagan signed on.

When seconds count...

This audio gave me chills. It is of of a conversation between a 911 Communicator and a woman with a stalker outside her door. When he broke in and attacked her, she defended herself by shooting him three times and killing him. The police were "almost there". Had she not been armed does anyone doubt how it would have turned out?



H/T to Joe Huffman.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Zero Tolerance expands...

In the People's Republic of California a 16 year old was expelled for having an unloaded shotgun secured in his truck. He had gone hunting with a friend before school. Standard zero tolerance bullshit, right? Except this kid's truck was parked off campus outside the jurisdiction of the school. The school officials offered several rationales for their decision. In the end it's still not school property so it's none of their damn business.

H/T to Sebastian

Saturday, November 21, 2009

KelTec PMR-30

When these hit the market I'd like to test fire one of them. I've a feeling I'd like it. Don't know why. I've never been a fan of KelTec, but this looks interesting.

H/T to Uncle.

Is the Obama Administration pushing for gun regisration?

Sure looks like it.
After explaining and defending his decision to give enemy combatants constitutional protections and the right to public trial in civilian courts, Attorney General Holder revealed his support for a national gun owner registration scheme and authorizing the government to ban firearm possession for any person by merely adding that person's name to the terror watch list.

Drawing reasonable conclusions from what Holder publicly said, we now know:

Holder wants a national, permanent gun registration system administered by law enforcement. A registration of honest citizens that have cleared the federal background check for gun purchases with those records permanently retained by and shared among law enforcement.

Holder wants new federal authority to prohibit any person on the federal watch list (reported to be 400,000 names) from buying guns and supports confiscating guns from those on the list who possess them.
The Obama Administration is not our friend. Obama has previously used Holder to float ideas/proposals and gage the reaction. His comments on an assault weapons ban a few months ago were pretty much rejected out of hand. If they don't get the same reaction on this invitation to a slippery slope the next thing we know they'll be pushing a bill in Congress. Write your Congress critters and let them know what you think on this one.

H/T to Stranger

If you can't win an argument based on the facts...

...cheat. At least that's what it looks like a few scientists who have based their reputations on the validity of man-made global warming have done. sixty-one God bless their law-breaking geeky little hearts. Hackers broke into a database at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and came away with 61 MB of emails that bring into question the honesty of the researchers pushing man-made global warming. Maybe they have motivations other than science?

Heh! Hackers, God bless their law-breaking geeky hearts.

Friday, November 20, 2009

GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra...crap

I have fond memories of Marvel's GI Joe comic book. Considering the source material was a toy line the writer Larry Hama worked wonders. The cartoons were crap and I never cared for them. Against my better judgement, I watched GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra the other day. Having read what others had to say about it I should have known better. Internationalist crap with no regard for the comics or for that matter the crappy cartoon. I did like the accelerator suits but only for the thought that now somebody could make a decent adaptation of Starship Troopers. That somebody would not be the pornographer who made the first one or the director of this mess. If you want to see a properly made GI Joe movie check out the animated GI Joe: Resolute. It tries for a more realistic approach and is geared more toward an older audience. I liked it.

More lies, same agenda

An old meme is being given new impetus by the anti-gunners. They've been trying to ban those on the anti-terror watch list from purchasing firearms. This suits them fine since there are millions on the list, some justly, others not, and no appeals process for the nots. Now they claim that the Fort Hood shooter was on said watch list and if the ban was in place he wouldn't have been able to get the guns to carry out his act of terror. As Uncle notes, its not true.

It's only another way for our enemies to push their agenda, and they try with the usual lies and misinformation. That's nothing new.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Zombieland

Finally watched it.

Hash, firearms, Bill Murray in zombie make-up, and the sure and certain knowledge that this would not end well.

Awesome!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Trial for Cory Maye

There is enough disturbing about this case that a new trial is the right thing to do. Maye is in his apartment asleep with his child when his door is kicked in and he shoots the intruder. Turns out the intruder is a cop involved in a drug raid and son of the local police chief. Maye was charged and convicted of murder. There are valid questions as to whether trial was fair. Hell, there are valid questions as to whether Maye should have been charged at all. Now maybe they can be resolved.

Good cop, Bad kitty



H/T to Roberta.

Carry and get a big dog...

I read about this on a couple of blogs. I'm glad Brigid wasn't harmed. Too bad the dog didn't get a piece of ass [couldn't resist, sorry].

Brigid's right. You can still be a victim in even the nicest neighborhoods. I've lived in Durham, North Carolina or nearby all my life. Durham is a crime ridden shithole. Its my home. The local LEOs do a good job, but the truth is the truth. In 37 years neither my home nor car was broken into then I bought a house in the county and the house has been broken into twice and the van once. The second time the house got broken into my wife walked in on the shitbird [I think I've blogged on this once before] and by the grace of God saw him out the back door by means of a .22 pistol. She missed. He ran. I had to replace the blow out glass in the storm door, and I'm sure he had to change his pants. No problems since. I'm glad my wife had the means to defend herself and the kids. You can't depend solely on the cops. You have to take responsibility for your own safety. That's a lesson you don't want to learn the hard way.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A thought...

I was typing in the label stateists on the Hugo Chavez' destruction of 30,000 guns post when the Dead Statemen label popped up. My thought...we should be so lucky.

Venezuela destroys 30,000 guns

Venezuela destroys 30,000 guns in alleged response to a high violent crime rate. Considering Hugo Chavez' track record consolidating power in the hands of his thugs is the more likely explanation. We'll see how this crime control measure works out for them.

Canada has gotten rid...

...of their long gun registry. By all accounts its a huge waste of money and largely ignored by gun owners. How often do politicians vote to eliminate a standing bureaucracy and reduce gun control? Amazing! There may be hope for Canada yet.

H/T to Uncle

Sunday, November 15, 2009

From Paul Helmle's ass...

...to Bill Mann's mouth. This column written by Mann regurgitates the same old lies Helmke and other left wing anti-gun ideologues have been spouting. Nothing new here at all just the usual misinformation intended to sway the uninformed oh yeah and piss off gun owners. There's not one original thought in this trash and because of that fault more and more people know this fucktard and his ilk for what they are...desperate

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reading...

...In the Stormy Red Sky by David Drake. I like David Drake's books. I started reading his Hammer's Slammers stories and for a while read everything he wrote but then I stopped. The books he was writing got dark and I just didn't enjoy his solo novels. That's probably more of a reflection on me than his writing. I did continue to read most of his collaborations with other authors avidly. Then I picked up Redliners and found that I could read his solo novels again. I especially like the Lt. Leary novels. Damn good space opera. I had trouble getting into his latest. Not the book's fault. I have a pile of books and the order keeps shifting. Now I'm into it and its as good as the others. Go pick up a copy and enjoy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fox cancels Dollhouse

Bastards! Fox canceled Dollhouse. At least they let Whedon finish up the 13 episodes in this season so they'll be a DVD.

The Short List

Martin Gross provides a list of the ten most destructive government actions.
H/T to Uncle.

A call for a AWB renewal

The private Joint Mexican-US Task Force has made its recommendations and among them is a renewal of the Assault Weapons Ban. Whether or not the Democrats or the Obama Administration want to stick their hands in that hornets nest remains to be seen, but we can't let our guard down for a moment. Pelosi and friends have already demonstrated they'll do whatever it takes to push through their agenda. They don't care what line they cross.

Allahu Akbar

From Attack Cartoons

1 Million Xbox Live Players Banned

The fact that Microsoft booted over a million clients from its live gaming service for playing bootleg games on their Xboxes doesn't bother me. Downloading the games is illegal. What does bother me is how they knew these people had modified their Xboxes so they could play bootlegs. Did Microsoft put some hardware or software in their product designed to narc on the owners? And if they did this with their game boxes what little suprises are there in their operating systems. Linux is sounding better every day.

Update: I think I had a duh moment. If the banned used the bootlegs to play online that is probably how Microsoft IDed them. If not my concerns still stand.

From Information Week

H/T to Rational Review

Thursday, November 12, 2009

FL: Mother of three shoots intruder.

In Orlando an intruder tried to kick in the door of a home occupied by a mother and her three children. She shot him. He did not survive. I guess he didn't hear the one about corning a mother and her cubs. No loss.

I do like this.

H/T to Kevin.

It's Shariah

Pamela Geller argues that the refusal by our leadership to criticize Islam in response to the Fort Hood attack isn't political correctness, it de facto Shariah.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sometimes you just have to shrug...

...and shake your head in wonder?

N.C. school selling test scores to raise funds

Last years chocolate sale didn't pull in the needed funds so this year they're selling twenty extra points to the students on two tests of their choice. According to the principal that's OK because it won't have a major impact on the students final grades.

WTF!?

Veterans Day

If you are currently serving in the United States Military or have at any time in the past served...thanks.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fort Hood



What happened at Fort Hood didn't have to happen. By all accounts the indicators were there that Major Nidal Malik Hasan was primed for his own personal jihad, and no one did a damn thing to stop him before he could carry it out. Then there's the governement's policy that prohibits soldiers from having the means to defend themselves on base. Hasan committed an act of terror and murder but he was enabled by the failures of others who could and should have done better.

J. Neil Schulman's blog

J. Neil Schulman has a blog. Here's a taste of what's in store for you. Neil wrote Alongside Night and The Rainbow Cadenza and I'll read most anything he writes.

H/T to Roberta.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pelosi's Intolerable Act

The Intolerable Acts
That hadn't occured to me, but that about sums it up.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Slippery Slope

Go read this at Kevin's then read the comments. The path the Left is taking us down isn't new. The Brits have already walked it.

House: Health Care Passes...

...dammit.

The Obama/Pelosi Health Care Takeover and Keep the Democrats in Power Bill passed the House 220-215. Obama, Pelosi and their socialist/fascist fellow travelers are gloating. The Senate is now the battleground and we need to kill this bill there. We also need to remember those elected officails in the House who voted for this thing come 2010 and 2012 then kick 'em to curb.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Reading...

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who runs a used bookstore and he pointed me toward the novels of Donald Westlake written under the psuedonym Richard Stark. For the most part the fiction I read is science fiction. The only crime novelist I read with any regularity is Max Allan Collins. His Nate Heler books are fine historical crime novels. The Quarry books are good crime noir. His others run hot and cold for me. I tried one of Westlake's Dortmunder books about twenty years ago was was less than impressed. At the library the Wednesday I picked up Stark's The Hunter and have about twenty pages to go. The novel has been adapted into two movies, Point Blank and Payback, and I liked both. The book is better and I'll be looking up the rest of the Parker novels.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Waving the bloody shirt

Paul Helmke and those gits at the Joyce Foundation didn't wait long to start waving the bloody shirt did they. Helmke wants to kill a proposal by Sen. Richard Burr that would allow veterans adjudged mentally incompetant regain their rights after successful treatment. Some twit conected to the Joyce Foundation argued if military personnel with all their training and discipline can't be trusted with firearms civilians shouldn't be. Can't these people let the rest a bit or even more so let us get all the facts before they start dancing in the blood of innocents. I guess they can't let a crisis go to waste.

H/T to Thirdpower.

Just what we need.

The news has been going in the background most of the day while I do other things. Then I heard Shepard Smith on Fox News say lawmakers are considering what to do to keep events like the shooting at Fort Hood from happening again.


And all I can imagine is a knee jerk reaction that ignores all reason and is guaranteed to screw us all. What else is government for?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

AK vs. AR vs. Mosin Nagant

A needed laugh.

TX: Seven Shot at Fort Hood

Seven dead and at least thirty wounded. One shooter in custody. Two others being sought. Both shooters were reportedly in uniform. More at Uncle's.

My oldest daughter's boyfriend is stationed there. No word from him yet.

Update: Her boyfriend's fine.

Update: 12 dead. 31 wounded. One shooter. He was a soldier. Responding police killed him. Two other suspected soldiers in custody. One police officer killed. I thought I heard a handgun was used. Not sure.

Two handguns.

I'm leaving it alone now until we get something besides talking heads repeating themselves over and over and talking to politicians who know no more than we do.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The moral the political class and media...

...should be getting out of the House race in NY-23 isn't that it is the first Democrat to hold the upstate New York seat since the Civil War but that a third party candidate walked away with at least 45% of the vote. The Republican candidate had to go publicly to the dark side to insure a Democrat victory. 2010 will be interesting.

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Apparently the United States Government is engaged in negotiating a treaty on copyright. The Obama Administration has classified it as secret for reasons of national security or more likely so it does not have to release the details before its signed and ratified. The few leaked bits noted here give me the strong impression that our elected officials owe more to the RIAA, MPAA, and other industry organizations than they do to the people who vote for them. But what else is new?

H/T to Radley.

A visual aid

From Red Planet Cartoons via the Cajun.

MAIG Mayors

Michael Bloomberg won a third term in New York City. Eh! Its not like he's gonna stop attacking gun owners if he loses the election. With his money he can afford to continue his vendetta in office or not. At least in office its a little easier to keep an on him. Hell, I can hope.

One of Bloomberg's fellow travelers in MAIG, Mayor Bill Bell of Durham NC, won re-election. That's a damn shame but really no surprise Durham being Durham.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lone Star Planet

Just finished reading H. Beam Piper's Lone Star Planet. Its as good the umpteenth time as the first. Its out of print so find a used copy or go the Project Gutenberg and download a copy for free.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Teletubby turns to crime

In London Ontario a guy dressed in a purple Teletubby costume, packing heat, robbed a lady and got away with her cash. Police later stopped a guy for questioning but it was the wrong Teletubby.

Having caught an episode of that show with my kids I can only say I'm sorry the victim wasn't armed and so couldn't reduce the Teletubby population to three. Maybe next Halloween.

H/T to Jeff.

Hi-jacking the party

Sadly, these inexplicable comments represent what is now the mainstream of a Republican Party that has been hijacked by an extremist far right-wing faction that craves ideological purity, will purge dissent, and offer nothing but reactionary opposition to progress," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement.
That comment was in response to a statement made by NC Representative Virginia Foxx that I could really care less about. Woodhouse's statement on the other hand I do care about. Woodhouse, the Republican Party hasn't been hi-jacked by the far right wing. It's just that the base of the Republican Party has decided they want their party back, and they want candidates that are ideologically discernible from left-wing Democrat dicks like you.

NC: Home invaders shot

A home in Rowan County was robbed twice in the same week. The first time they got the contents of the home owners' safe. The second time they got lead. The home owner left one wounded in the garage and exchanged fire with the other as the robber fled. No fatalities and the robbers are in custody. I'm a bit curious to know if the home owner was a gun owner before the first home invasion or if he saw the light during the interval. In any event the end result is as it should be.

November 3rd...

...is an election day in many districts. If you have the opportunity to vote tomorrow please go vote. Before you do read this, then vote your conscience.

Its not like this is any suprise...

NEA's reading recommendation. Another damn good reason to home school your kids.

H/T to Bob

It's Just Not Fair!

An essay buy L. Neil Smith. Go. Read.

Gun Blogger needs help

Clayton Cramer has done top notch work in support of the Second Amendment. He needs a job. I believe he's based out of Idaho so if anyone can help let him know at blogmail at claytoncramer dot com.

H/T to Bill Quick

Sunday, November 1, 2009

IA: Sixth Grader suspended for bringing empty shell casings to school.

In Des Moines an elementary school principal suspended a sixth-grader for bringing fired shell casings to school. the 11 year old collected the empty brass while on vacation and brought them to school to show her science teacher. The school policy under which the girl was suspended makes no reference to empty casings.
Principal Randy Gordon said the shells were considered ammunition even though they were empty, and were therefore against school policy.
Another example of stupid zero tolerance polices. Fired shell casings present no threat to anyone. Zero tolerance policies exist only because bureaucrats are cowards afraid that if they use discretion they'll get sued. The only way to break them is to sue and show them that such cowardice has it consequences as well. Hope the mother sues and wins.

This date in history

1765 – The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the 13 colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America. Remember no taxation without representation? It was repealed in 1766 due to opposition from the American Colonies and British manufacturers and merchants. Taxation the seeds of the American Revolution.

1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.

Obamacare PSA

To the trial lawyers: Is that a politician in your pocket or....

...are you happy to see me.

So much for any medical malpractice tort reform...
Section 2531, entitled “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But]…… a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.
That's all right. They're only looking after our best interests.

Pelosi Health Care Screw You Bill

There may be a reason gun control has been on the back burner in the Democrat Congress. Why approach such a divisive issue head on when you can get what you want by sneaking it in from the flank. Note this from an evaluation of the Pelosi Health Care Bill posted over at Redstate. .
The language in section 224 is broad enough to allow the secretary to not only require coverage for politically correct purposes (such as sex change operations and same-sex couples), but also to exclude coverage for “dangerous” activities such as hunting and keeping a gun in the house for self-defense.

On the last point, the bill’s “wellness” initiatives (such as section 112(b)’s “qualified wellness program”) may also be used to impose gun control, notwithstanding section 211’s supposed bar on consideration of preexisting conditions.
This has the potential to do more harm to gun owners than any assault weapons bill ever could. Gun control is only one of the many reasons to oppose this near 2000 page extended middle finger to the American people. Call, write, or email your elected representatives and tell them the consequences of of a yea vote on this bill. Do it now.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween.

My oldest daughter spent the evening out on the front porch trying to scare the hell out of the little Munchins as they approached to extort candy from us. Fun was had by all.

Durham Mayoral Election

On November 3rd Voters within the Durham City Limits get to vote for mayor. Current Mayor Bill Bell, a member of Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns is running for re-election. That alone is worth a no vote, but Bell is not worth the air he wastes. Unfortunately, he's a Democrat and in Durham that almost guarantees he'll win. Steve Williams is running against him and can't be worse. He has at least voiced support for the Second Amendment and Grass Roots North Carolina has voiced support. If you can vote in the city elections on November 3rd please vote for Williams and against Bell.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Reading...

Just finished S. M. Stirling's Sword of the Lady the third in the latest arc of the Change series. Its as good as the others but then I've never read anything by Stirling I haven't liked.

I'm a few chapters into F. Paul Wilson's latest Repairman Jack novel, Ground Zero. Good so far. I'm looking forward to the end of this series but not the character of Jack. I'd really like to see some Jack books without the supernatural elements once this series is done.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'd rather be in...

Blam















Just because I like it.

Art by Frank Miller.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

OH: Dog walker shoots robber

In Ohio a gentleman was walking his dog when a robber came up, displayed a gun, and demanded his wallet. He gave said robber his wallet then drew his own handgun and shot him. The robber survived the encounter and is currently in a local hospital. He lives to rob another day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Life has reared its...

...ugly head again. Blogging may light to nonexistent for a day or two.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

So much for verbal warnings...

...at least in Kansas. The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that threatening the use of force against a potential attacker is unlawful. The point in any confrontation is to, if possible, avoid the loss of life. So, a Kansan should wait until the twit attacks and just shoot the bastard?

Anvil Launching

Video here. Black powder, anvils, fire...gotta love it.

H/T to Radley.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I spent my day...

...in the pouring rain watching Duke's football team beat Maryland's 17-13 then my evening watching the Men's basketball team walk over Pfeiffer 128-70 during an exhibition game.

And during that wonderful day my wife and kids were in Maggie Valley NC at a clogging competition when the drama between by 18 year old daughter and my wife broke out again with me at work and five and one half hours away with no way to intervene except by phone and prayer. The prayer, by the way, worked.

I got way too much drama in my life.

Friday, October 23, 2009

ATF: This sounds...

...about right. Some smart ass is vandalizing the toilets in the new ATF HQ so they've set up a task force to find the culprit. Doesn't surprise me one damn bit.

Thanks to David.

Well...

...fu, ummm, frack! Better watch your language in Kansas. It might land your ass in jail.

H/T to Radley.

UK: Where the slippery slope leads

Armed police officers are to patrol the streets of London for the first time in an attempt to tackle a rise in gang-related gun crime.

Traditionally officers from the Metropolitan Police's specialist firearms unit – codenamed CO19 – have been deployed on the streets only when a response to incidents of gun crime is necessary or to protect VIPs.

The new initiative, announced yesterday, will see CO19 officers patrolling the capital's most dangerous streets and housing estates alongside neighbourhood officers. It has been described as a "proactive" response to the 17 per cent increase in gun crime over the past six months.


Gun ownership by the law abiding is next to impossible in the UK and they still have gun crime? Wasn't gun confiscation supposed to end this problem? Fat fracking chance.

70 year old woman kills intruder.

In Columbus Ohio a 70 year old woman in town for the All American Quarter Horse Congress shot and killed an intruder when he forced his way into her motel room and demanded money. She feels sick about it according to her son. I understand, but the right person survived, the right person didn't, and her son still has his mom.

Here is another story on it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Green eggs and...

...Uncle Sam.

From John Cox.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Put your money..

...where your mouth is.

Andrew Revkin, an environmentalist, wrote that the easiest to reduce carbon emissions was to reduce the population by having fewer babies. Rush Limbaugh suggested that if Revkin really thought that humanity was destroying the earth that he off himself and help save the planet. That may be a bit extreme but if he'll pull himself out of the gene pool we'd get the same result and improve the general level of intelligence in future generations. That's a win win for all of us.

H/T to Jules.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The drama of wife.

I'm tired of it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

News from the home front.

We found my daughter's guinea pig dead in her cage this morning. She was only two years old. With the gas pack down I think it was the cold. I think I was more attached to the furry little git than any of the kids. Funeral tomorrow.

My second daughter Courtney turned 18 today. We took her to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Her mom was talking the manager up about a job for Courtney. Apparently they are short and need bodies so Courtney may have her first job.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

So if I call a black man a socialist...

...I'm a racist. I can't disagree with his politics because they fit the definition of socialist. It has to be the color of his skin that's the issue. Professor Lee, racism is the argument you make when you don't have one.

Gas Pack

We have a Trane gas pack. It stopped putting out heat, but the fan was still blowing. I had gas in the tank. I opened the box up and the switch was on. That was the extent of my can do with a gas pack. I went online to try and fine a clue and found Just Answer. For nine bucks an online expert told me what the problem was based on my description and I think I just may, gods willing, be able to fix it myself.

...and no I didn't receive any compensation for this review so kiss my butt FTC.

A day in the life...

The gas pack stopped putting out heat. The fan is blowing and there is gas in the tank. I've identified the code but have not a clue how to fix it or get the money to pay anyone to fix it. My mother fell and may have broken a bone and I'm at work. The wife is pissed because...well catch me on a bad day and I speak my mind. I'm surprised I took the time to do this. No more blogging today probably not tomorrow either. Got things to do.

Update: Didn't have to take Mom to the ED. Called the on call and was told if she can walk and stand on it then it ain't broke. So with the wife angry and not talking to me I got time.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Invisible Hand...

...responds to Michael Moore.

From Attack Carttons.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bam!

Right between the eyes. Courtesy of Bill Whittle.

Here's a public option for you...

Currently reading...

...The Strain Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Vampires as a plauge vector. A good thriller. The vamps are of the scary variety. Definitely not vampire porn and that is a plus. It is apparently the first of a trilogy. It ain't Monster Hunters, but it'll do.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More "zero tolerance" stupidity

Another example of bureaucratic cowardice in action. An eagle scout had a pocket knife locked in his car with his scouting gear and was suspended for 20 days as a result. They had to be consistant in their application of the policy. It simple cowardice that they might get sued if they exercise judgement and acknowledge that the circumstances in each situation are different and require a difference response.

Via Instapundit

Ya gotta wonder ...

...who did the background on this git and if the guy who signed off on hiring him still has a job. What's more he shoots his ex-wife's husband twenty-four times, claims self-defense and the Chicago Police Department buys it. Now he being held on a rape charge and is under investigation for assaulting a special needs student. Shake your head in wonder.

H/T to Radley

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AL: Homeowner shoots intruder

An 81 year old homeowner and his wife were awakened by an intruder in Alabama. The homeowner took a pistol from his bedside table and pointed it at the intruder. The intruder told him to put the gun down. Said homeowner shot him instead. By the time the police arrived the wife had armed herself with a shotgun. The intruder did not survive the encounter. The matter will be presented to the grand jury but the investigating sheriff considers it pro forma and expects it to go no further. The homeowner shouldn't have to go through the hassel of the grand jury but on the whole it's a positive outcome.

A green stungun...

...here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh for crying out loud...

A first grader takes a camping utensil that includes a spoon, fork, and knife to school and the school suspends him and sends him to reform school for 45 days. The reason is their zero tolerance policy toward weapons. Zero tolerance ppolicies exist so bureuacrats don't have to make decisions or take responsibility or accept the consequences for the decisions they would have to make if such policies didn't exist. They're a form of cowardice. A knife is a tool. It doesn't become a weapon until I stick it into somebody.

The ATF is looking onto...

Bloomberg's gun show sting project. That's fine. If the dealers were breaking the law they should pay the price as should the private investigators hired by Bloomberg if they broke any laws in the course of conducting their investigation. After all, the law is the law.

H/T to Uncle.

Friday, October 9, 2009

For frickin' what?!

Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The only thing I can think he's done is do his damn best to destroy the United States as a world power economically and politically. It's a work still in progress but I guess it rates the prize.

Ya think maybe Soros paid off the committee?

Update: Lawdog calls to out attention that Obama was in office eleven days when the nominations for the prize ended. Granted they had nine months to decide to give it to him but who the fuck would nominate him after only eleven days in office?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

After nine hours at the range...

...I've decided that the safest place to be when certain police officers are shooting is in front of what they are shooting at.

Gun control cartoon

H/T to Uncle.

I guess they're not the enemy-enemy

We're in the middle of a fucking war in Afghanistan with the Taliban and the idjit in chief is apparently trying to redefine the enemy as maybe, well, not the enemy so he can justify not sending more troops as requested by the General on the ground. WTF!! I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Obama has made a career out of throwing people under the bus. Why should our troops in Afghanistan or the Afghanis be any different.

H/T to Firehand

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Neat

Suppressed shotgun.

H/t to Uncle.

Bloomberg is at it again.

Mikey had investigators go down to Tennessee undercover to buy firearms at a gun show to buy guns illegally. If these investigators purchased these weapons as alleged they broke the law unless they were law enforcement officers within their jurisdiction. Mikey you know what you call a private investigator or law enforcement from New York City in Tennessee? Private citizen or fair game. I'd be interested what the ATF or state authorities in Tennessee do about this. I'm not holding my breath.

Sebastian has video.

To the guy in the...

...blue Toyota. If I can hear your music with your windows up and over the engine noise of the other cars waiting for the light to change, it's too fracking loud.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Skin Art

I've never been able to bring myself to get anything tattooed on me. There's just never been any design that appealed to me enough to carry it with me to the grave. I saw this and had second thoughts. Then again I think I'll just buy the t-shirt.

H/T to Tam.

If a blogger is accepting...

...money or product when they review products, it seems the ethical thing to do if you let people know so they can factor that into what you have to say about the product. On the other hand people have an obligation to research the product they want to buy and that don't mean taking the word of one blogger on how great or crappy a product is. That's the the old let the buyer beware element of the free market. The Federal Trade Commission has decided to make such disclosures mandatory on pain of fines thus hopefully removing a bit of the risk involved in buying things. Even though I do think people ought to do it having the government tell me I have to do so grates as just one more intrusion. More nanny state bullshit and a foot in the door toward more regulation. So ditto.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gun fires self?

A shooter at a range in Lakeland FL set down his Jennings 9mm and it began to fire itself hitting the shooter, his wife, and a bystander. Interesting. I'm curious as to what the police investigation will reveal. Possibilities include defect in manufacture, improper or inadequate maintenance, or modification by owner at some point in the weapon's history. Beyond that I reserve comment. If someone else has an idea, share.

Update: So apparently it comes down to Jennings = piece of shit.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

BTW to those...

...who might have an interest. The AR is up, zeroed, and running. Now I need ammo.

A WTF moment.

I was in Home Depot and stopped one of their associates to ask where thier cardboard boxes were. I started coughing and the associate asked me if I were choking because he didn't know CPR. I told him that's alright I'd talk him through it. Silence and an odd look. He showed me where the boxes were. Jeeeeesus.

This is an awsome photo...

...of the launch of a Delta 4 Heavy.

H/T to Tam

Friday, October 2, 2009

This day in history...

...the first strip of Peanuts was published.

No Olympics for Chicago or Obama

From Billy Beck via Rush Limbaugh and god knows who first came up with it first....

...the ego has landed.

Heh! More like crashed and burned.

Cutting the grass.

My 13 year old son cut the lawn for the first time today. I'm so damn proud and happy...I now have a mature yard slave.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

FL: Would be carjacker shot

In Jacksonville FL some friends were passing the time in the front yard of one's residence when two gentlemen walked up and asked for a ride. When the owner refused one pulled a gun and forced him into the truck. A friend of the owner then ran to get his gun and returned. The owner pulled his gun from inside the truck and both shot one of the thugs. The other ran away. The ventilated thug survived and is in custody. The other is apparently still running.

McDonald v. Chicago

The Second Amendment is going back to the Supreme court. This is the one that will determine whether the Second applies to State and local governments. The addition of Sotomayor to the Court hasn't really made that big a difference in the lineup and Alan Gura of Heller fame is the lead on our side. I'm optimistic.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dancing Babe

Too cute to ignore. Sorry.

H/T to Radley.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Why is there any debate going on about this scumbag going to jail.

Roman Polanski at the age of 44 got a 13 year old girl drunk and doped up then had oral and anal sex with her. He was tried and admitted his guilt. When it looked as if he was actually going to have to pay for his crime he fled to France where he has avoided the consequences of his actions ever since. Now he is in Switzerland awaiting extradition for that crime and some celebrities in Hollywood are pissed. I have three daughters. Fuck Roman Polanski and those Hollywood fucktards. He raped a 13 year old! It doesn't matter what "wonderful" movies he's made. He a vile piece of trash. Bring him back to the U. S. and sentence him. If there is any justice he'll get to spend what life he has left discussing his sexual mores with Bubba as his top in a six by six cell.

Here's a good piece on Polanski from Salon by Kate Harding.

H/T to pistolero.

He's baaaack.

Kim du Toit is back from "retirement" and doing a weekend internet radio show. It's the Kim and Connie Show. It'll do.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I've seen several movies...

...where a thug walks into a bar to rob it and finds himself staring down the barrel of a gross of handguns. Trying to rob a cop bar just ain't bright. This is on par with that level of stupidity.

H/T to Tam

You're giving $400,000 to who?!

President Obama has donated $400,000 of our tax money to a charity run by the Gadhafi Family. The purpose of the charity is to project a new and positive image of Libya. There is sooo much wrong here. With the current state of our nation's finances why are we giving money to the Gadhafis. They control the oil revenues for Libya for Christ's sake. They got money to spare let 'em spend their own. Then there are the isues of their ties to terrorists. Wait, he's reformed. Sorry don't buy it. That little bit where they fignagles the release of Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset Megrahi kinda of makes me doubt his new leaf. So this is the new and positive image the Gadhafi charitites are trying to project?

H/T to Firehand

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another day without...

...a real post. We have a pod that we're trying to empty so the owners can come and get the damn thing. It takes up the day. It's 11:45 PM and the first time today I've gotten on the web. Too tired to blog. Gonna go to bed.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

No posting today.

Too busy and no time. See ya tomorrow.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Today in History: The Bill of Rights

1789 – The U.S. Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: the Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment, and the ten that are known as the Bill of Rights.

HR 3200: Health Care Reform.

For those of you interested in wading through 1,118 pages of HR3200, the Health Care Reform bill, here it is. Please remember before you start that this is 1,118 pages of bureaucratic bullshit and now I think I know why our elected representatives don't want to actually read it before they vote on it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hot damn!

The South Korean are selling 86,000 M1 Garands and 22,000 M1 carbines back to the United States. You might want to keep an eye out at CMP.

H/T to Uncle.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A true no chase policy

The Mayor of Wellford SC has prohibited the police from not only vehicle pursuits but also foot pursuits. Apparently the workman's compensation costs are too high. I think the video tends to speak for itself. It is proof we get the leadership the voters deserve.

I'd sign on to this in a heartbeat...

but chances and snowballs in hell ya know.

If Steven Den Beste could amend the Constitution he'd make these changes.
1. An Interstate Commercial Transaction as referred to in Article I, Section 8, only exists when the buyer and seller are residents of different states, and the buyer gives money to the seller in exchange for products and/or services which are delivered from one state to another. Congress has no power to regulate commercial transactions which take place within a state between residents of that state, and the Commerce Clause of Article I, Section 8, shall not be construed to grant Congress power to regulate anything which is not commerce.

2. Because it is important for America citizens who are not members of the Armed Forces to be able to protect themselves, their families, their property, their fellow citizens, and the nation as a whole, the right of private citizens over 18 years of age who are not convicted felons to purchase, possess, and carry firearms and ammunition shall not be infringed by federal, state, or local law.

3. Hanging as a form of capital punishment is permitted under the Constitution of the United States, provisions of Amendment Eight notwithstanding.

4. No court in the United States shall be guided by precedents established by courts in other nations or by international tribunals. The United States Constitution and the laws and treaties created under its authority shall be the sole source for all legal decisions within the sovereign territory of the United States.

5. No person shall serve more than 8 years as a US Representative or 12 years as a US Senator.

6. No provision of any treaty shall be enforceable within the United States if it infringes the rights of citizens as recognized by this Constitution.

7. Neither Congress nor any state or local government shall make any law infringing the right of the people to produce and release carbon dioxide. No taxes or fees may be charged for such release.

8. In lawsuits where lawyers work on contingency, the lawyers collectively may not receive a greater percentage of the award than any single one of the clients they represent.

9. It is double jeopardy for a defendant to be criminally tried in both State and Federal court for the same event, even if the indictments read differently. In cases in which both State and Federal prosecutors wish to prosecute, the State shall have priority.

10. Neither the federal government nor any state or locality may pass any law or implement any policy which discriminates against or in favor of any person on the basis of race, gender, or national origin.
Works for me.