Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Another newspaper chain to avoid

John over at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money reports that Righthaven LLC has a new client, and bloggers have a new newspaper chain to thumb our noses at.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Not even remotely safe...

...for the workplace, but nonetheless funny.

Via Dick.

That's Neat

WebChronicle Gun List - FREE Local Classified Ads

Nothing posted for North Carolina yet.

H/T to Tam.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The wife has run away...

...for the weekend and me and the kids are hanging out. Not a whole lot of time for blogging. We took Grandma out for dinner, and cut her lawn. The van battery went tits up and I had to get a new one. Then the driver’s side window decided to stop at the half way mark. That’s a project for tomorrow. The hardest part of that one will be trying to get the damn door panel off. So that's about it for the night.

The Expendables [2010]

My Dad used to love professional wrestling. I can remember Saturday afternoons when he watched it on the TV. He’d sit on the edge of the sofa with his arms moving in the air and his fists clenching and unclenching to the action on the screen. That’s how I felt while watching The Expendables. I wanted to join in the mayhem. I was a hell of a roller coaster ride and I’ll probably watch it again when it comes out on DVD. AND I got to see a face from the Buffyverse again: Charisma Carpenter. Hell, I may even buy a copy when it comes out.

Over 300,000 present at...

...The Restore Honor Rally in DC. Wow! The counter-protest only had 3,000 present.

Borepatch has pictures and commentary.

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's not theft...

...if the government does it.

H/T to Tam.

It's not about what's best...

...for the nation. It's about what's best for the Party...in this case, the Republican Party. Screw 'em! Vote them all out.

The NRA ain't endorsing...

...Harry Reid. They apparently see the tsunami and have chosen to move out of the way. John has more here.

H/T to John.

EPA Denies Petition to Ban Traditional Ammo

Boy, was that quick. Looks like someone decided not to stick their member in that meat grinder.

H/T to Sebastian.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A couple of days ago...

...I was having a conversation with a co-worker about certain entertainers I tend to avoid because they won’t shut their pie holes, and how I could care less what they thought about politics and damn near anything else. Then Jennifer comes along and says it more better. Her blog is now on the sidebar.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition

The EPA is considering a petition to ban ammunition with lead based components despite being prohibited from doing so by Congress. This strikes me as yet another attempt at gun control from the flanks. The details are here. The EPA is accepting comments on the proposal and you can do so here. Also write or email tyour Congressman or Senators and let them know you oppose this power grab and will hold them accountible if they support it. The comment period ends November 1st. Act now.

H/T to Uncle.

My Rifle, My Pony, and Me

via Mulligan.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Heinlein Quote

Anything you get free costs more than its worth - but you don't find it out until later. - Robert E. Heinlein, Expanded Universe [ foreword, "They Do It With Mirrors"]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tulip and a .45

There's a post on guns in comics and what I'll call an anti-gun trend in comics over at Tam's. I'm not getting into it here other than to say yes but it's not that simple. Maybe more later after I give it some thought. The post and comments reminded me of this page from issue #16 of Preacher. This, guns and violence, were part of the reason I loved that title so much.

Sorry, I had to scan the page in halves then Photoshop them together to get the image. Enjoy.

Bloggers Beware

If you have ads on your blog tax strapped municipalities may come looking. In locals in Philadelhia are demanding bloggers buy a business privilege license and pay taxes on profits. Why does this not surprise me? Even if its only a penny the greedy little bureaucrats want your copper. I expect the idea to spread. Its not like they see it as your money.

Maybe I should have titled this "Coming Soon to a City Near You".

H/T to Radley.

Update: David Codrea comments on this here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

18 years ago today...

...Lon Horiuchi shot and killed Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge.

Bore Patch has a bit on it too.

Workplace Violence?

A 23 page DOD report on the Fort Hood Shootings characterizes the terrorist act as " workplace violence".

Nothing to see here. Move along please.

Via Gateway Pundit.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Obama Administration's reasons...

...for barring the return of the Korean Garands, according to the South Koreans, are...
“The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents. It was also worried the weapons could be smuggled to terrorists, gangs or other people with bad intentions.”
The short answer to that is bullshit. Here's David Kopel's longer and more useful response.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dog Vs. Squirrel

This is an old one but it just found its way to me. The WTF look on the dog's mug is priceless. The how can be found here.

Read This.

Via Investors.com

An Open Letter to President Obama.

H/T to John.

The Gun Show Loophole

Lawmakers met in Chicago to discuss the legislation to close the gun show loophole. This would require private individuals to carry out a background check on the buyer before they sell a gun. This bit is on the Brady, Bloomberg, Daley wish list and that alone is reason enough to oppose what Jody Weis, Superintendent of Chicago Police and Richard Daley’s bitch, calls "common sense legislation". What's "common sense" about this solution in search of a problem. The so called loophole refers to a person, who is not in the business of selling guns, selling a personal weapon. Opponents claims criminals get their guns from these sales but can't offer valid proof of their claim. The "loophole" bills are more concerned with making the bureaucracy of running a gun show so onerous as to make them impossible and unprofitable. It doesn't solve the "problem" of Joe Citizen selling his gun in a private sale. It only changes the venue. That's not "common sense" just common.

H/T to Jeff.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Backdoor gun control.

Whether you call it ATT [Arms Trade Treaty] or CIFTA [Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and other Related Materials] or any damn thing else, these are attempts by the Obama Administration to place unconstitutional gun controls on us by treaty that they knows they can’t get through legislation. Maybe they think we won’t hold them accountable because it’s a treaty. Maybe they’re wrong.

H/T to John.

How ‘bout you call it...

...an Islamic fundamentalist beachhead.

That makes as much sense than what the AP is asking their employees to call the Ground Zero Mosque in AP stories. Honestly, the attempts to shape this story are reaching the stupid.

I'm curious, can you actually...

...legally defame a politician by commenting on his actions, or lack thereof, as a politician? Is it defamation if it's true? In Kansas the act will at least get you arrested. It'll be interesting to see what happens when this gets to court.

H/T to Radley.

And Bill Whittle says it isn't.

Yet another point of view...

...on the Ground Zero Mosque over at Liberty Girl and a quote.
Do we, as a country, REALLY want our government to tell ANYBODY what he or she can’t do with his or her private property?
After Kelo we should be fighting tooth and nail every attempt by government to take property while thumbing it's nose at the owners. That being said, I don't know what a religion gains by thumbing its nose at the general population when one of your your stated reasons for the project is to build bridges unless maybe it isn't.

Ask and ye shall receive

A Firefox plug-in to block Stephens Media sites.

via Glenn.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A piece on the Appleseed Project

...at Fox.

It is a good piece but the need to "balance" out the story with comments from the SPLC/ADL about extremists who "might" use the program to get training was unnecessary. It damning the program with faint praise rather than being "fair and balanced".

It just bugs me.

Another Krista Branch tune...

...posted over at Sipsey Street.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's been one of those days.

This is showing up all over the place.

One more can't hurt.

As I've said over and over again. November can't get here fast enough.

Not even close to enough

Kathryn Johnson was gunned down because of corrupt Altanta police officers. The family gets close to 5 million in a civil settlement. Three of the cops responsible are in jail. Not nearly enough.

H/T to Tam.


From Mother Goose and Grimm

H/T Melody.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'd hang it on my wall.

This is neat.

Via Tam.

Mayor Daley, how deep are your pockets?

Another Chicago lawsuit courtesy of the SAF and Alan Gura.

This time they're suing because of the Chicago ordinance's prohibition on gun ranges within the city limits. This puts an undue burden on gun owners with disabilities that make it difficult to travel outside the city. More here.

H/T to John.

A Quote

A desire not to butt into other peoples business is at least 80% of all human wisdom. - Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

Sunday, August 15, 2010

When a child is injured or killed...

...because the child was able to lay hands on an unsecured firearm it’s not the fault of gun owners [with the exception of one], the gun lobby, or even the gun itself. It is the fault of the negligent individual who left it unsecured where children could find it, play with it, and kill with it. The death of a child is always a tragedy but put the blame where it belongs. Enough of this collective guilt bullshit. Linoge has more.

Those Korean Garands ain't coming home...damnit.

What a waste. The South Koreans want to sell 86,000 M1 Garands and 22,000 carbines back to the U. S. but the Obama Administration put the kibosh on the sale citing “safety concerns”. Safety concerns my ass. So what if he doesn’t directly push for gun control legislation. It’s little stuff like this that shows his administration’s true colors. He’s not our friend, but we already knew that.

It would be nice if those members of the House and Senate that supposedly are our friends, at least when it doesn’t require a party line vote so the Administration doesn’t lose face, could do something to reverse the decision.

Via Uncle.

Update: According to comments at Uncle's post the Korean Garands are coming back into the United States through civilian importers. Better than nothing.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Damn, that explains it.

Today is Friday the 13th. Hey, it's as good an excuse as any.

I've been trying to motivate myself to post something. My minds on family difficulties and not much else. So this will be it for the day. Maybe I can motivate tomorrow.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

An argument against the Ground Zero Mosque

Offered without comment.

By me, that is. You guys comment to your heart's content.


A good one from Jon Stewart.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I hope this is photoshopped.

"Shcool" Zone

Someone needs to sign up for classes.

H/T to Dick.


A funny over at Bore Patch's place.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A damn good reason...

...not to own a iPhone.

More on Bypassing the Electoral College

Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections.

Bullshit! This would guarantee that those areas with the densest populations, metropolitan areas and the left coasts, DEM strongholds, dominated the popular vote and controlled the Presidency. It’s nothing but a power grab. This nation is a Constitutional Republic with checks and balances to prevent rule by popular vote. The Founders threw the popular vote its bone with the House of Representatives. The Senate and the Executive were not in the deal. Progressives have been working to convert the Republic into a democracy since before WW1. Direct election of Senators stripped the States of their representation in Congress and moved us further in that direction. This attack on the Electoral College is just another. The description of democracy as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner is old but true. Those supporting this trash think we’ll just sit still while they make our votes useless. They’re wrong.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Saiga Semi-Auto Shotgun. John Richardson has a video and comments posted. Carolina Shooters Supply has a nice selection in various gauges and calibers and the prices are reasonable.

Bypassing the Electoral College

Here’s another case of the DEMs subverting the intent of the Founders. It’s not like they have any respect for them after all they were all white guys and mostly slave owners. That allows Progressives to ignore that the system the Founders set up that has allowed the United States to grow into the most powerful nation in the world with a system of government that respects, mostly, the rights of its individual citizens. They gave us a nation that with the exception of that period of unpleasantness has managed to have a peaceful transition of power every four years since the Constitution was enacted. Four States have passed legislation that will give their electoral voted to whatever Presidential Candidate wins the popular vote regardless of whether that candidate wins the State’s popular vote. There is a movement to pass the legislation in other states. This is simple a way to change our electoral process without having to anything so inconvenient as amending the Constitution. It’s another attempt by the DEMs to rig the system in their favor. It's a power grab intended to ensure their are no further transitions of power. For the rest of us it’s another nail in the coffin of the Republic.

Pictures of Dad

I've been thinking of my Dad and in a sharing mood. The first picture is Dad in the Philippines sometime late 1944 or early 1945. He mailed it to my Mom while he was overseas.
there's a purple "approved for mailing stamp" on the reverse side. In the second picture Dad is sitting on the porch wearing the hat. The people with him are friends and in-laws. Looks like they'd been doing some shooting, and yes the kid's breaking rule #2.

You are my Sunshine…

My Mom got a musical birthday card in the mail the other day [89 and counting]. The tune was "You are my Sunshine". My dad use to sing that to himself and, I guess, my Mom all the time. God, I miss him still.

The Hoppes No. 9 Air Freshener

I've been using Hoppes No. 9 for twenty-six years. The scent wouldn't have been my first choice for an air freshener but....

...no, not really, can't see it, no thanks...

Does that mean I'm not a real gunny?

Via GunPundit

Sunday, August 8, 2010

SC: Teenager thrwarts burglar

In South Carolina a 13-year old and his brother were at home alone doing chores when the 13-year old saw a masked intruder enter the house. He took a Winchester 30 30 in hand, hid his brother, then confronted the burglar.
Rifle in hand, Jacob stared down the burglar, who moments later ran out the same unlocked door he entered.
I can imagine some nitwits being appalled at his actions because he a child and he shouldn't have access to firearms. Bushwah, he got the job done and I’d hope under similar circumstances my son would do the same thing.

I’m sick and tired of having to listen...

...to this gay marriage crap. That doesn’t mean I’m for or agin. I’m just tired of the zero sum dialogue on it from both sides. I think the Cajun made this suggestion some time back [and I’m too lazy to look up the post]. Make the union between two consenting adults a purely civil matter with all the crap that comes with it. The matter of finding a priest, preacher, or shaman to bless the union should be separate and apart and have not one damn thing to do with the legality of the union with the understanding that the State has no power, direct or indirect, to force said priest, preacher, or shaman to bless any union it finds offensive to its religion. That means you don't get to pull a church's tax exemption because they "violate" the rights of a couple because they refuse said blessing.

If gays want to be stuck in unhappy unions that require a fricking lawyer to sort out more power to them. Insanity crosses all lines.

That being said I’m oh so tired of judges finding Constitutional rights where none were before while they ignore the rights clearly stated in the document. Over time marriage has at times been a duty, an obligation, and thankfully in recent times a choice, but it never been a right. You guys in the judiciary need to stop making this shit up as you go along. Enough already.

H/T to the Cajun.

Our would be masters keep forgetting...

...they work for us and posting this intended as a simple reminder. In posting this I'm not claiming any relationship beyond that of taxpayer to any Federal organization nor usurping their athoritah and neither was Wikipedia. They're an alleged encyclopedia you asses just like I'm an alleged blogger. More here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I want a pocket pistol. I like this Kahr P380 but with a $650 price tag it ain't about to happen. It may be the Ruger LCPat $360 or the Kel Tec P3AT at $318 are more cost effective alternatives. Word of mouth is good on both. Then again I may just need to be satisfied with my Kahr9.

Quote of the Day

“People forget, the weapons of choice at Columbine were bombs, not guns.” - Darrell Scott

H/T to Jeff.

Friday, August 6, 2010

On the Kagan Confirmation

Her confirmation didn't surprise me at all. What lesson did we learn? Not one damn thing we shouldn’t have already known. A politician will put party first over preserving the Second Amendment and the Constitution. Those Senators who claim to support the Second Amendment and voted for Kagan proved their support was only lip service. Some people claim that having Charlie Schumer as majority leader would be worse than Harry Reid. I can’t argue with that except we know where Schumer stands and know to watch our six. Reid on the other hand claims to be a friend and when we turn our backs shoves the blade deep. Here's hoping Reid loses in November along with our other so called friends.

I hope I do not speak too soon...

...but I’ve been running the home PC for two days without any sign of the extortionware. It may be that the definitions on Malwarebytes simply had to catch up with the infection. Fingers are crossed and all definitions on my malware, adware, and virus protection are current and blogging resumes from home.

I went into my favorite...

...used bookstore and was gifted with a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Verse. It wasn't in good enough condition to sell but its in plenty good enough for me to read.

Texas gives the EPA....

...the finger. The document can be found here. More States need to do this on matters that encroach State sovereignty. Governor Perdue, what say you or do you even know what the 10th Amendment says? NOT holding my breath.

H/T to Sebastian.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scrooge McDuck

I’ve never been a big fan of Disney’s Duck comics with the exception of some of the Uncle Scrooge. They were more adventure than funny animal comic and that appealed. and my favorite Scrooge storyteller was and is Don Rosa. Here’s a sample of his work.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

So I should give Mayor Bloomberg credit...

...that he wipes his ass with only those parts of the Constitution he doesn't like?

This mosque to be is two blocks from Ground Zero. My question is what's too close? San Francisco? This is a non-issue for me and I'd have more respect for Bloomberg's position if he showed the slightest respect for other portions of the Constitution like say the 2nd amendment.

H/T to Radley.

The resemblance is simply amazing.

Bottom feeder...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Computer problems and a trip...

...to the Emergency Room with my wife are among the events getting in the way of my blogging. She's OK and I hope the PC will be by tomorrow. Hope bloggong will be back to normal or something close tomorrow.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

And again this extortionware...

...pops up on the PC and again I use malwarebytes to delete it. I have a strong suspicion that I'll be doing it again tomorrow night about the same rime and that there is something on ye old hard drives that malwarebytes missed. Anyone out there with a suggestion for a next step that doesn't include reformatting my hard drives?

I'm reading...

...The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross.

Cap and Trade ain't dead because...

...El Presidente is going to get his cap and trade whether you or Congress want him to or not. If he can’t get it through Congress by buying the votes he’ll put it through piecemeal administratively, because he's not going to let a little thing like the legislative process get in the way.

Not on my watch

How Swedish Police react to a citizen with camera. Beats the hell out of arresting them but I’m afraid a domestic cop doing this would find himself in front of a humorless Chief discussing his future employment.

H/T to Radley.

'bout time

A anti-jihad video by Muslim scholars.