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.


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.
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.


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


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


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... 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



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.

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


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.


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.


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?


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


...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'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... 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... 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