Monday, August 31, 2009

How to handle a robbery.

I've never watched Boston Legal. Absolutely no desire. After seeing this clip I may have to look up the DVDs. Sorry this is the only clip I could find.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Buy this book.

I liked America Falling enough to set aside Weber's latest. That means I really liked it. I can't help but think that attacks such as those shown in the book could begin here tomorrow. Actually I think it even more likely now with the current administration. As far as the book itself it had a good plot and the writing style was easy to read. There were some editorial errors that jarred the flow but the book had grabbed me so hard they didn't derail my interest. I suggest a better copy editor for the next book. There will be a next one...right?

Ted Kennedy's Legacy

Ted Kennedy was as anti-gun as a politician can be. The reaction to his endeavors in gun control provided a legacy he probably didn't want. A lot of gun owners can thank him for our political education.

H/T to David.

Bury him already.

Every news outlet is covering the death of Edward Kennedy like he was a head of state. When did the death of a Republican, short of a president, ever get this much attention. Its not like we ever had any doubt and well its news. Yes I am being harsh. This isn't mourning for the loss of a friend or family member. Its nothing less than political theater to forward the Left's agenda. I'd rather catch the latest on Michael Jackson.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Too busy yesterday...

...and feeling sorry for myself today. No blogging for now. Maybe later.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Do ya get the feeling...

this kid was trying to channel Ash Williams?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quote of the day...

...because some are too damn good to pass up.
If there really is a just and loving God, Mary Jo Kopechne just got issued a ball gag, a blowtorch, a pair of pliers, and a day pass to Hell. - Marko, from comments over at Tam's Place

Edward Kennedy 1932-2009

No point in speaking ill of the dead. Why repeat ourselves. Actually there is an applicable quote...
Statesmen are dead politicians. Lord knows we need more statesmen. - Opus the Penquin, Bloom County

MSNBC has a piece on open carry...

...and I really don't have much to say about it. It is pretty typical of the source in its attempt to portray dissension among gun owners on the issue.

What caught my attention was a comment from Brady's Paul Helmke's comment
“I think the gun lobby is starting to lose its clout,” Helmke said.
Your wishing it Paul don't make it so. I think the "gun lobby's clout" is about where it always has been. The shenanigans the members of the Senate went through to avoid pissing off the NRA while still trying to kill the national carry amendment shows the clout they have and the clout you don't.

Monday, August 24, 2009

10 drugs not to take before driving

...and because I didn't have a clue: Alle zusammen = All at once

Blame Dick

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thought Crimes

Here is a web archive of the Home Gunsmith website. The original website was taken down by the family of Phil Luty after he was recently disappeared by the British Government under their anti-terror laws. Apparently some bad guys were found with a copy of his book on homemade guns. The Scots release a mass murderer, the Brits jail a man over a book he wrote, and due process circles the drain. That is fucked up in any world. This is the kind of shit we can look forward to here if the current trends continue. You can find details here.

H/T to Firehand

Epic Slap Down.

I know this is posted all over the internet but hey, the more the merrier. Marines are marksmen. Here we have a bullseye.

According to...

...the Political Spectrum Quiz.

My Political Views
I am a far-right moderate social libertarian
Right: 7.56, Libertarian: 3.3

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My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -1.14

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My Culture War Stance
Score: -1.64

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President Barak Obama is... hell of a community organizer. Look what he's done for the Right.

H/T to Jules.

Some forms of humor...

...deserve a violent response.

The broad side of a barn

A Canadian cop fires 19 rounds at a fleeing robber with no hits.
He (the police officer) was trying to kill me," Paul Wayne O'Connell insisted yesterday in an interview with The Free Press from the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre.
No Paul, just the people in the buildings and on the street around you.

To the cop: just thrown the damn gun next time. Its big enough that you might actually hit him.

H/T to Uncle and Tam

This rant from Marie Cocco...

This rant from Marie Cocco about guns at protests and guns in general is more of the same brainless twaddle we've come to expect from the gun control. The gist of Cocco's comments are that the mere presence of a firearm endangers everyone around it, the Obama administration is bending over for the NRA, and we're nuts to think the "government" is planning to take our guns away. I guess whether you would agree with her points" depends on the particular lens through which you view the world. Hers is all firearms are bad [except those in the hands of "trained" local, state, or federal authorities] and all gun owners are delusional lens. The fact that we've been fighting to maintain our right to keep and bear arms for the last forty years and how that might influence our attitudes is outside the range of her blinders. As is the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms.
They’ve been showing up for President Barack Obama’s public appearances, boldly displaying their perfectly state-permitted firearms.
The state doesn't "permit" me to possess firearm. the state doesn't grant the the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution doesn't grant me the right either. I have that right as a living, breathing human being. The Constitution merely acknowledges what already exists.

At the beginning of her rant Cocco asks the question "So what will placate the armed and dangerous gun guys?" and provides her own answer "Nothing." That's not correct. Most gun owners will be placated when the anti-gun contingent truly acknowledge that we have a right to keep and bear arms and prove it by ceasing attempts to limit or abolish it. They can also get the hell out of our lives and let us live it as we choose so as we harm no one else. That I suspect is a bit beyond her.

H/T to Jacob G. Hornberger

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I got America Falling... the mail today. I ordered it on the 19th. That's damn good time for the U. S. Postal Service Media Mail. Thanks to Manaka Books of Centreville Virgina.

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Trojan...


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lockerbie Murderer Released

A man involved in the mass murder of 270 people was released from prison today on "compassionate grounds". This would be Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi the only person convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. He served eight years. He has prostate cancer and so has been sent home to Libya to die and be greeted as a hero. In Scotland the price of 270 lives is eight years. Compassion, in this case, should have been a needle in his arm and a ride home in a box.

We're jackbooted thugs...

...and racists according to E. J. Dionne Jr. Why? Because some gun owners have taken firearms to Tea Party and health care protests.
This is not about the politics of populism. It's about the politics of the jackboot. It's not about an opposition that has every right to free expression. It's about an angry minority engaging in intimidation backed by the threat of violence.
So we're Jackboots because some gun owners have chosen to carry firearms to protests. The weapons were holstered or slung. They were not pointed or brandished. They threatened no one. They were in compliance with local and state law or I guarandamntee you the local cops following them around would have arrested them. We're Jackboots because we oppose the changes to health care the White House and Congress are trying to ram down our throats. We're Jackboots because we've finally got off our asses and started to challenge our elected representatives, the media, and the LEFT. I won't say we're doing it the same way the LEFT did for the eight years of the Bush Administration because for the most part our side is polite and show disrespect only when disrespect is shown to us. The Jackboots Dionne are the ones on your side: the Unions, the gun-haters, the LEFT, and your fucking media.

Thanks to David

I'm currently reading...

...David Weber's By Heresies Distressed. I'll let you know what I think.

Next up will be David Drake's In the Stormy Red Sky or Don Brockette’s America Falling.

I rarely buy books. Money's that tight. I'm fortunate that the local library will usually purchase most books I request. I also have friends who run a used bookstore. The only recommendation I made that the Library ever declined to purchase was L. Neil Smith's The American Zone. It was too preachy.

I picked up a copy of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International because I didn't expect the library to get a copy, if they did I didn't want to wait, and I wanted to support Correia. Usually I do wait. On Og's recommendation I just ordered a copy of America Falling. I don't think I'll be disappointed.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A friend made me an offer...

...I couldn't refuse on an AR bolt and carrier, a barrel, and assorted bits and pieces. With the donated upper and a few purchases of random parts [charging handle and gas tube]I'll have a new to me starter rifle up and running in no time at all. Yeah I'm fucking giddy.

Hey, I'M jealous

From the Cajun

Louisiana’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday Announced

Paul Helmke: Professional...

...dick. I don't really have an opinion about the guy toting a pistol and AR at Obama's Town Hall in Arizona. That not true. I do have an opinion. I probably wouldn't have done it. I'd have carried my pistol concealed and left the rifle at home. It's provided propaganda to the enemy. We breathe and the enemy tries to use it as propaganda. It seems lately we give to to them and they step on their dicks. Case in point.
Paul Helmke, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said people should not be allowed to bring guns to events where Obama is.
"To me, this is craziness," he said. "When you bring a loaded gun, particularly a loaded assault rifle, to any political event, but particularly to one where the president is appearing, you're just making the situation dangerous for everyone."
He said people who bring guns to presidential events are distracting the Secret Service and law enforcement from protecting the president. "The more guns we see at more events like this, there's more potential for something tragic happening," he said.
Now wait for it...
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said armed demonstrators in open-carry states such as Arizona and New Hampshire have little impact on security plans for the president.
"In both cases, the subject was not entering our site or otherwise attempting to," Donovan said. "They were in a designated public viewing area. The main thing to know is that they would not have been allowed inside with a weapon."
That's gotta hurt Paul.

H/T to Roberta.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What an arrogant...

I was at the PC watching Full Metal Panic: the Second Raid while the news was on in the next room. I overheard a segment on Barney Frank's Town Hall Meeting today. He's an arrogant prick. It's not like we need any evidence of that. But his response to a question from someone in audience to the effect that he didn't negotiate with anyone who wasn't voting on the health care bill amazed me. What fucking arrogance. He has to realize that they will vote on health care come his reelection bid in 2010 and with any justice that arrogance will bite him in the ass.

UPDATE: Video here.

North Carolina's Anti-Gun Mayors

Sebastian listed Pennsylvania's anti-gun Mayors here. Roberta X followed suit and listed Indiana's here.. Here's a list of Bloomberg's fellow travelers in North Carolina.

Mayor Terry Bellamy, Ashville, NC
Mayor Ronnie K. Wall, Burlington, NC
Mayor Kevin Foy, Chapel Hill, NC
Mayor John R. Bost, Clemmons, NC
Mayor Bil Bell, Durham, NC
Mayor Yvonne Johnson, Greensboro, NC
Mayor Patricia C. Dunn, Greenville, NC
Mayor Charles Meeker, Raleigh, NC

If ya didn't know before, now you do. Its time to send a message and vote these guys out.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A dead on quote from the past...

...that is applicable to the current protests and the Democrat reaction to them.
It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic. - Thomas Sowell, Random Thoughts for December 2004
...and just for the hell of it another quote from Thomas Sowell.
If we become a people who are willing to give up our money and our freedom in exchange for rhetoric and promises, then nothing can save us. - Thomas Sowell, Random Thoughts for December 2004

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Johnny Cash: Solitary Man

A fan video using video from Stargate Atlantis episode "Vegas". The song Solitary Man by Johnny Cash was used in the episode. This is posted more for the Cash song than the video although I really liked that episode.

NC: SB 928 "The Castle Doctrine" held hostage

Senate Bill 928, "The Castle Doctrine", passed in the Senate in May but it sits in a House committee under the thumb of an anti-gun committe chairperson, Rep. Deborah Ross (D-Wake). Paul Valone has the story here. Call your representative and and ask them to do what they can do to shake it loose.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Its just self-defense

I have mixed feelings about the death penalty. There are some crimes so horrendous that the "person" who committed the crime forfeits their life. My problem with the death penalty is its a bit final and our system of justice is prone to mistakes as is our government. Once you've executed someone oops just doesn't cut it. So before we flip the switch we need to be sure. Like in this case: child pornographer John Jackey Worman of Philadelphia. He molested 12 children and infants. They found in his possession one million images and eleven thousand videos of child pornography. The story doesn't say how many of of the images were made by Worman, but frankly I don't care. He voided his membership in the human race with image one. As Kevin said "We put down rabid dogs. We should do the same to rabid humans." Its societal self-defense. Put him down.

Friday, August 14, 2009

John Lewis: The Rights of Man

A speech given by Dr. John David Lewis, Visiting Associate Professor, Duke University, Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Boston Tea Party, July 4th, 2009.

More on Obamacare

Four bits on Obamacare that you really need to read.

Stephen Bainbridge on Obamacare: On a Slippery Slope to Where?

John David Lewis on The Health Care Bill: What HR 3200, ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,” Says and There is no moral 'right' to health care.

John Mackey on The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare .

Two robbers dead in NYC robbery.

In New York City four armed subjects entered a store to rob it. When one pistol whipped an employee the 72 year old owner, Charles Augusto Jr., took his 12-gauge and used it. He fired three times. Two scumbags are dead and two wounded. The store owner was not arrested...yet. Apparently ownership of a shotgun in New York City requires a permit rather than a license. Mr. Augusto may be charged with a misdemeanor. I suspect under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration this is a restrained response by the local police.

H/T to Kevin

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Price's "Health Care Forum"


David Price [D-NC] held a health care forum at NCCU in Durham today. Would have been nice to know about it ahead of time. Price is clearly in support of the reform and will vote for whatever Pelosi puts in front of him. According to the story one questioner asked why she should be forced to have any kind of health insurance and what section of the Constitution gave them the power to set up a public health care system.
Price answered that if she got sick, then other tax payers would have to foot the bill for her treatment, and that’s not fair.
Maybe that's the difference between Democrats and the rest of us. They want life to be fair. The rest of us know it never will be. "Fair" would guarantee that Price and his family would be subjected to the same health care as "health care reform" will shove down our throats. We know that won't happen because fair is for the other guy.

Also if I don't want health insurance I shouldn't have to have it. The other side of that is when I get sick I pay for my health care with cash, credit, or do without. The taxpayer shouldn't even be in the equation. That's because health care isn't a right and nowhere in the Constitution is there anything that makes it so.

UPDATE: Video of Price's "Health Care Forum".

Monster Hunters International

I finished Monster Hunters International yesterday. Lots of action, guns, and monsters. Its a damn good book. With the length I kinda expected it to bog down at points but no it kept pulling me along. I would have probably have read it in one sitting except life kept getting in the way. Ok, so where's the sequel?

No surprise here

When opposition increases and it looks like your not so well laid plans are coming apart don't worry. you can always claim racism. Twit.

Patience...I got none

Since I got my lower receiver I've been cruising around looking for a barrel, bolt and carrier. A friend has promised to provide an upper. I like what I see at Del-Ton and the price seems to be about right. The wait is twelve to sixteen weeks. That's how long I waited for the lower receiver and I don't expect the wait to lessen. So I better get some patience hadn't I.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A damn near perfect...

...comment on G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Quote of the day

Why is it that the same people who state that there's no point in reading bills that cross their desks ...

... are the same folks who accuse protesters of not understanding the health care bill? - Lawdog

Democrats on an Escalator


Blame Dick

A Commonsense Health Reform Plan

Whenever we talk about health car, excuse me,health insurance reform the Left claim we offer no alternatives. that of course is bullshit. We just don't offer an alternative that lets the Federal Government and for all intents and purposes the Democrat Party, grab the entire health care system as their personal chew toy. Well here is an alternative. Nothing new here. It just doesn't fit the Dems agenda.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'd call Pelosi a birdbrain...

...but it'd be an insult to this fella.

H/T to Clayton

Pelosi and Hoyer in USA Today

Gasoline on a fire.

Attitude vs. Training

From The Policeman's Blog

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hey don't get pissed. Its stimulus.

From the WSJ
Congress plans to spend $550 million to buy eight jets, a substantial upgrade to the fleet used by federal officials at a time when lawmakers have criticized the use of corporate jets by companies receiving taxpayer funds.
God forbid they have to fly with... ya know, the "mob".

The protests increase and...

...Obama's ratings drop. Must be a coincidence.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows 50 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing compared to 42 percent who don't. - Fox News

A "shill" speaks

Over at Kevin's is a clip from C-Span of a lady, member of the "mob" and paid "shill", letting the hosts hold some. Their deer in the headlights looks are almost as good as what she says. Go listen. This is an organic movement. We are grassroots. The only Astroturf around here is what comings out of ACORN's and SEIU's and their master's asses.

Things past

I got home tonight and found three boxes that had been left by my ex-wife. Two were full of issues of Analog from the late 80's and early 90's. The third held some of my notes from college and my journals that I had to keep for a writing class I took. I went back to school as an adult and my oldest daughter was born during that time. A lot of good memories on those pages. Maybe I'll share someday but not now. I'm a bit melancholy.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Go see.

H/T to Tam.

It may be later than you think

...when the Tea Party happened in Boston Harbor in 1773, they didn’t dump their own tea into the harbor - Mostly Cajun

America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. — Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution (1996)

The Knife Ban... on hold. Apparently Customs has backed off banning thumb opening pocket least for now.

I got mine...

...what are you waiting for. Raffle tickets for the ParaOrdinance G. I. Expert are still one sale. Proceeds go to Project Valour-IT. Go get one or more. Oh, and just because I can't say it enough...
Screw you Paypal.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Got it.

Picked up my complete AR lower receiver today. Now I've got to put the money together for the rest. Maybe next year.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6, 1945

On 6 August 1945 the United States Air Corp dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the city of Hiroshima and in doing so may have saved my father's life and in so doing made mine possible. That's all I have to say on the matter. Kevin has a bit more to say and some useful links on the subject.

Another Democrat WTF moment...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed Obamacare protesters were carrying swastickas to town hall meetings. Now they're calling us Nazis. Far be it from me to call Pelosi a lying bitch but short of her providing evidence for that claim I got no choice. The only fascists I see goosestepping around lately Speaker Pelosi are your crew. You must be awful scared that you're going to lose this fight to resort to these tactics.

So now we're banning books...

Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)
the federal government has now advised that children’s books published before 1985 should not be considered safe and may in many cases be unlawful to sell or distribute. Merchants, thrift stores, and booksellers may be at risk if they sell older volumes, or even give them away, without first subjecting them to testing—at prohibitive expense.
The Feds aren't enforcing this at the moment but who's to say when they will and at the possible fine of $100,000 an item that a bit of a risk to take if you're a book dealer. Effectively the Federal Government has banned all children's books published prior to 1985. The sheer number of books that could go into the trash bin is staggering. Generations of children's literature lost with a signature. Whether that was an intended or unintended consequence of the legislation that's just plain fucked up. That's ok the current Administration and Congress will just blame it on the Republicans or tell us after all "its for the children."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Parking Ticket

I was in a really pissy mood when I left work. I needed a laugh. I'm still pissed but it ain't so personal.

Thanks Kevin.

Mob Rule

If you're a Libertarian, big L or small, a conservative Republican, or an Independent with a brain, then according to the Dems you're a "mob" under the direction of special interests. You're not smart enough to look at the Congressional binge spending driving the deficit so high that it makes George W and the Republicans look like pikers. You're not smart enough to understand it's a train wreck in the making. You're not smart enough to know that cap and trade and Obamacare are only going to bring the wreck about even quicker. You're not smart enough to know if this administration gets its way our freedom is gone. You're, according to the White House, an unthinking "mob". Telling your Representative why you are opposed to these freedom killing policies makes you a member of a "mob". Its not democracy in action. It "mob rule". Actually "mob rule" is what you've been practicing for the last eight fucking years you pusillanimous pieces of shit. What we're doing is "engaging in the democratic process". As voters we're making our elected representatives aware of our positions on the issues. We're letting them know the consequences of their voting habits. We're obviously doing an effective job of it or you wouldn't show your fear by using tactics of this sort, but you know if you want ot call us a mob, go ahead. In 2010 this mob is coming for you.

HR 3311: More taxes

To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a pilot program to study alternatives to the current system of taxing motor vehicle fuels, including systems based on the number of miles traveled by each vehicle.
This would apparently provide for the study of the viability of taxing us based on vehicle mileage. The current fuel tax already does that so It looks like they want to tax us twice for the same thing. Then of course there the unintended consequences of whatever technology they use to track the mileage, i.e., using GPS to track our movements. Paranoia? That's what the fucktards who propose shit like this would call it. I call it "concern" for these issues "due diligence" in the current political environment.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Remains: Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon

Song from the unaired 13th episode of Dollhouse. The episode is in the first season DVD collection. If you like it I understand it is available from iTunes. Enjoy.

Cash for Clunkers

VMan on Cash for Clunkers
These poor bastards just had a goodly amount of the affordable vehicle market yanked out from under their feet by a megalomaniacal prick.

I suppose King Barack I wants them to ride public transportation. Well, they don't have fucking buses in the country, or the small towns. That's an urban construct designed to help enslave the city proles. Hamlet proles need a cheap car, you miserable wretches.
Go read the VMan. He's much more eloquent than I. This boondoggle is classic Obama/Dem bullshit. We've got people who can afford to buy a new car without any help getting a government handout to buy a more "fuel efficient" car. And what they're buying isn't necessarily "fuel efficient" just new. I can't afford to buy a new car but I'm paying for these assholes to get one at taxpayer expense, and now Congress wants to put two more billion into the trough. Arggggh!! If that's not bad enough their trashing the trade-in so they can't be resold. These bastards need to be kicked to the curb. Its time to trade up.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Wife called me at work today. There was a snake on the porch. She swears it was a diamondback rattler. To my knowledge we don't have rattlers in the Triangle. She was positive because she looked it up on the Internet and it looked like a rattler. When I got home I was told it was on the wheelchair ramp, not the porch, we built for my daughter a few months back. It slithered under the ramp. So I spend the evening cutting the ramp apart [Daughter no longer needs it. I was just to lazy to tear it down.]. Once in pieces the snake as expected was nowhere to be seen. At least the ramp is down. I need to get some bird shot for the .410. My wife's "rattler" might come back.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Something going bump in the night

Last night I went out to the van to get something. The van was parked outside the garage. As I open the van door I hear something moving inside the garage. We've had thefts so my hand goes to my P229 as I flip on the van's headlights. Nothing under the garage. The large plastic trashcan just outside the garage shivers then the lid lifts and a grey furry bandit drops out. He stares at me then ambles off. Fracking vermin raccoon. Time for the 10/22 and a little bacon grease.