Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thumb to nose...wiggle fingers

What Americans don’t seem to understand is how crazy they look to most of the rest of the world. The reason they don’t understand is because of their one-thought tyranny.
Mr. Johnson, what you miss about Americans, at least the ones outside of the Democrat Party and academia, is that we don’t care what the rest of the world thinks about our Constitutional rights. So, go piss up a rope.

BTW thanks for the picture accompanying your editorial. That's worth a link.

H/T to Firehand .

Al Gore crawls out of his hole.

From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.
Al Gore has finally crawled out of his hole to try to pull the global warming fat out of the fire. All he does in the end is give us more proof it's not about science but politics and power from the we know what's best for you crowd. Gore's NYT op-ed is here. Ann Althouse's drop kick of same is here.

If Al Gore and his troop want to decrease the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere they can start by holding their breath. We'd all consider it a favor.

H/T to Bore Patch.

Seventeen years later...

1993 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group’s leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff. It ends with the deaths of sevety-six Davidians including seventeen children.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Zimmerman Arms Rezolution Pistol "Carbine"

There is a gun out there for everyone. This may be yours. The only impractical purpose I see for it is making brass and that is more than enough.

Read This.

A Prayer From The Living World by Doctor Zero

...and condolences to the Koenig family.

Thanks Mike for passing it forward.

National Park carry has been ... effect for five days and I'm still waiting for this guy to show up on the news. This could get boring...

FLA: At this point, I'm seriously thinking about moving

Ya think?

His house has been broken into six times in the last five years. Twice he has fired on the intruders. In the most recent attempt the burglar attempted to enter through a window. The victim called 911 then grabbed his 9mm and fired when he saw the burglar climbing throught his window. The burglar fled and was apprehended at a local hospital with two gunshot wounds. Yeah, time to move to another neighborhood. The local hoods are not getting the message.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Most Ethical Congress Ever

New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel said Friday he won't step down as chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee despite being admonished for violating rules by letting corporations pay for his Caribbean trips.

Despite testimony by his staff that he was advised, Rangel claims he was not and other than the testimony there is no evidence to prove they told him. So, says Rangel, he exonerated. And this is about what I expected. The most ethical Congress ever my butt.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A t-shirt I'd love to own.

You can find it over at Think Geek. I'm low on cash right now so it's on my wish list.

...and here's another one.

All you need to know about the...

...Deer Creek Middle School shooting over at Bore Patch.

And kudos to David Benke.

19mm Sausage Gun

Heh! Another case of people with too much time on their hands. I'm waiting for the BATFE raid. There's already a push to ban the ammo.

H/T to Tam

The fix was in...

...before this summit even met. From what I saw the Republicans held their own but for naught. This was nothing but political theater. The Evil Trio [Obama, Pelosi, and Reid] are going to try their best to shove this down our throats despite the sure and certain knowledge it will bite them in the ass come election time. More to the point they probably want to shove it through because they know it's going to bite them in the ass.

I would like some health insurance reform. Every year my rates shoot up and I'm damn tired of it. But the solution is in the free market not government health care. Let consumers pick what they want or need in a health insurance policy. Reform tort law on medical malpractice, and get the States to remove restrictions on buying policies across State lines. That's where we need to start not with 2500 to 5000 pages of government regulations.

What an ignorant...

Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall says,
The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,
There are arguments to be made if you oppose public funding of abortion but this ain't one of them. You're not helping your case and frankly I'd rather you not help. With any luck your constituents will feel the same and vote your ignorant ass out of office. Until them please just STFU. We know you're a dick. You don't have to keep proving it. Here are Bore Patch and Sabra's comments on the matter.

Woke up to a few falling snowflakes...

...this morning with light accumulation, but it was gone by noon. Most I understand went to the north of us. sorry guys, better thee than me.

I'm reading...

...Orson Scott Card's Hidden Empire.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Climategate: Surrender?

After the firestorm of criticism called Climate-gate, the British government's official Meteorological Office apparently has decided to wave a white flag and surrender.

At a meeting on Monday of about 150 climate scientists in the quiet Turkish seaside resort of Antalya, representatives of the weather office (known in Britain as the Met Office) quietly proposed that the world's climate scientists start all over again on a "grand challenge" to produce a new, common trove of global temperature data that is open to public scrutiny and "rigorous" peer review.
Not really. More like a strategic withdrawal so they can reorganize and plan their next attack.

If a man says he's got a gun...

A female burglar was shot when she attempted to break into a house in California. The home owner warned the intruder he had a gun and was ignored. He shot her in the chest. The shot missed any vital organs. The burglar was treated at a local hospital and released to local law enforcement. The lesson, other than don’t break into people’s houses, is if a man says he has a gun, believe it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Obama's Last Stand


Get me the cyanide.

We should be so lucky.

H/T to Bore Patch.

The Obama Plan

President Obama has released his blueprint for health care reform and it’s a combination of the House and Senate plans with health insurance premium price controls thrown in for good measure. It is still the colossal power grab the source material was and does not one damn thing to solve the current problem with health care which isn’t accessibility but cost. And speaking of cost there is no mention of tort reform. Surprised?

National Park carry goes into...

...effect today. It's a good day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm reading...

...Quarry in the Middle by Max Allan Collins.

Update: You know what you’re going to get when you red a Quarry novel. The plot is generally Quarry's on a job, he gets laid, and then completes the job. That’s not necessarily bad because with most novels these days there is very little surprise and it’s what fills in the middle or how you get to the end not how it ends. Max Allan Collins gets us to the end with the skill and style I grown used to in his novels. I liked Quarry in the Middle. I’m looking forward to his next, Quarry’s Ex.

Mad Mike on Global Warming

Courtesy of Michael Z. Williamson
Short, Succinct and Brutal

Test question 1: is the Earth warming?

We're recovering from the Little Ice Age, so yes.

We're recovering from the Last Glacial Maximum, so yes.

Geologists who specialize in tectonics say that we're moving away from a landlocked polar ocean, without which there is no basin for a cap (North), and a continental pole surrounded by water (South), without which there isn't a platform for a cap, so yes--for the next several million years. During most of the Earth's history, these conditions did not exist, and there were no poles. It's currently colder in general than anytime in the last 300 million years, and the average is 5-8C higher than now, based on a 500,000,000 year analysis. 500,000,000 > than the 6000 Creationist nutjobs claim, which is > than the 30 years AGW nutjobs claim for their average.

The Sun continues to put out increasing radiation as it ages, so yes. In fact, sometime in the next 50-100 million years, that level will get high enough the Earth CANNOT compensate and will bake.

According to currently known solar cycles, we're in a slight dip, so no (a small dip in all the other increasing vectors).

This is an example of how complex the field is. Don't let anyone try to point at one thing and tell you it's the answer.

2: Is man responsible? Certainly a small part of it comes from our industrial tools if nothing else.

3: Is there anything we can do about it?

We have no control over 999.9 parts of it.

So, among REAL scientists, there is no debate. The Earth is going to generally get warmer, and there's fuck-all we can do about it.

4: Test Question Two: Morally, should we do something about it? Nature dictates that NY, San Fran, Florida, London, et al are destined to sink beneath the waves, do we have any moral basis to try to prevent the course of nature?

If you say "Yes," you are voting to put people above nature. I agree with you. However, that means you have NO MORAL ARGUMENT to make for reducing any human-caused warming, since it seems to be in our interest.

If you're looking for words for what just happened, I just seized your moral high ground, sited my artillery on it, and launched a TOT salvo that destroyed the low ground.

You're welcome.
'Bout sums it up.

Settled my...


I do not deny there is global warming. I do question the cause. I do question whether there is fuck all we can do about it. I do question the motivations of the scientists, politicians, and bureaucrats who are so damned eager to label the science settled [when is any science truly settled]. I do question those same scientists, politicians, and bureaucrats who are insistent on pushing on despite the revelations of Climategate. That makes this all about agenda not science. And last, President Obama I question your intelligence when you insist on insulting mine.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Today in History

1962 – Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.

Forty-seven years later we’ve gone to the moon, have a space station in orbit satellites all over the place probes exploring the solar system and that’s about it. Man is stuck on Earth and near Earth orbit. Probably that’s where the United States is going to stay. Whether China and Russia are grounded remains to be seen. That’s what NASA has given us. If the bureaucrats will get out of the way and let the private sector step up maybe maybe one of the remaining remotely free nations left on this planet will move into space.

Gun Owners Against Illegal Mayors

Heh! It's over on the sidebar now.

H/T to David

Friday, February 19, 2010

Buying DVD's vs pirating them.

Guy has got a point.

First he was a teabagger... he's a libertarian.

I sure somebody out there will correct me if I'm wrong but I've always understood that the central philosophy of libertarianism amounted to I won't start a fight but I will damn well end it and with the largest caliber available. Tell me how crashing a plane into a building full of people who had none nothing to harm him follows that principle and makes him libertarian?

The Tea Party movement has made itself...

...a threat to the Democrats and the Left in general. They are going to have a major influence in the coming elections. So we should expect for the Left to target and smear the Tea Party at every opportunity. All it proves in the end is that they are as bugfuck nuts as those they try to link them to.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Original Art

I was thinking about what original comic art I’d like to own. No reason, just pondering. Several years ago I picked up four pages of Steve Dillon’s Preacher art at reasonable prices. I ended up giving one away and selling another on eBay for three times what I paid. I kept my two favorites and have managed to resist the need to sell them. I’d truly love to have a page of Grell’s Jon Sable or Warlord, Terry Beatty’s Ms. Tree, or Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo. Grell’s art is available and reasonably priced. Stan Sakai, I understand doesn’t sell his originals. I’ve not seen any of Beatty’s Ms. Tree art anywhere. All that aside I’d like to own a page of John Severin or Russ Heath’s art. Don’t care from what comic or whether it’s old or new. Their art is bloody marvelous. They put the current crop of comic artists to shame. Oh well, one day, maybe.

Plane crashed into building in Texas

A nut job crashed a plane into a building in Austin Texas. I skimmed the screed he left behind and have concluded that he was a self-absorbed asshole. He lit up his house with his family inside and crashed into a building housing people, IRA employees included, who had done nothing to him. If he managed to kill anyone but himself my condolences go out to their families. As for him, some are calling him a terrorist. The only problem I have with that is I don’t think he really had an ideology other than the ideology of me and isn’t ideology an element of terrorism?

Update: Apparently his family was not in the house when he set it on fire.

NC: Brady Scorecard

North Carolina scores 19 out of a 100 on the Brady Bunch's scorecard.
While North Carolina has some common sense gun laws, the state lacks many gun laws that would stop the flow of illegal guns and protect children, according to the Brady Campaign. In the organization’s 2009 state scorecards released for all 50 states, North Carolina earned just 19 points out of a total of 100.

While permits are required to purchase handguns at gun shows, a Brady criminal background check is not required at the time of purchase. For long guns, including many military-style assault weapons, no permit or background check is required for purchase at gun shows and other venues where unlicensed vendors sell guns.
I'm glad the Bradys called this problem to our attention. We in North Carolina need to do something to improve our score. I'd like to strive for a 0 out of 100 by the end of their next evaluation period. I figure there's a snowball chance in hell but a repeal of the permit system, modification of the weapon on campus law, passage of a Castle Doctrine, and a number of other small changes would be a good start.

H/T to Sebastian.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pound Sand

Texas has files suit against the EPA over it's finding that greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide included, are dangerous gases and so must be regulated. Texas claims the finding is based on the ruling is based on flawed science and would wreck the state's economy. Various industries are already on this bandwagon but Texas is the first state. They are hopefully not the last. EPA...pound sand.

I like Sarah Palin but...

Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party...
Sorry Sarah, you are wrong. The thing for the Tea Party guys to do is ignore party and support candidates that match the ideals of the Tea Party movement be they Republican, Democrat, or other. Party politics is one of the reasons we're in the mess we are.

I'm reading...

...John Ringo's Live Free or Die. So far so good. The neat thing about it is Ringo's envisioned it as a kinda sorta unofficial prequel to Howard Taylor's Schlock Mercenary. This is the first in a trilogy that tells the story of how humans enter the intergalactic scene. Neat.

Update: This is a fun read, but then everything I've read by John Ringo fits that description. It's full of action, good story and characters, and funny when it's meant to be. Well worth the time spent reading it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One of my favorites...

Somewhere in North Carolina... this fella with his home-made .50 cal pistol. Maybe you should have asked your cameraman to leave your face out of the frame?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another excellent riff...

...on the climate hoax by Bore Patch. Go take a look.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I don't think so.

A license to access the Internet? The Statist's among us and parts of the main stream media think this is a nifty idea. I don't think so. Self-expression, anonymous self-expression, on the Internet or frankly in any other medium is as necessary to our continued freedom as say the right to keep and bear arms. Climategate, the resurgence of the second amendment as an individual right, the tea party movement and god know what else is a result in large part of free access to the Internet. Of course these Statist bastards want control. I don't think so.

H/T to Firehand.

A working Gauss pistol

Deatials provided by Bore Patch. Science fiction come to life.

The trail led from Uncle and Tam.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Beats the hell out of an Audi.

The Ford Eathfucker.

Uncle started the meme here and Robb Allen gave us the graphic.

The people have spoken and...

...President Obama has listened. Since it looks like he won't get his agenda pushed through Congress, he'll rule by decree. Essentially a screw you to the shifting political landscape. We live in interesting times and they're apt to get even more so.

H/T to Dafydd.

A guy in The People's Republic of Massachusetts...

...gets arrested for having an arsenal even though he has permits for them all and assorted sundries. It seems his wife, a psychiatrist, turned him over to the police then filed for divorce. Want to bet the police used her professional opinion as their basis for the seizure? Conflict of interest anyone?

H/T to Tam.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Make sure all bottles and cups are grounded and on safe before looking at this video.

And the inappropriate comment of the day.
At least it wasn't the husband's.
H/T to Firehand.

Police pose as burglars

This is a good way to get your ass blow off...oh, wait. Great Britain. Never mind.

H/T to Uncle.

Machine Gun Social

Damn sure no waffling about the Second Amendment here.
By adding $25 to D'Annunzio's campaign kitty, supporters got the opportunity to fire an Uzi or an MP-5 submachine gun.
Tim D'Annunzio is running as a Republican in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Democrat Larry Kissel. Appears D'Annunzio might be worth a look.

H/T to David.

I hate to be such a fanboy...

...but Max Allan Collins left me a comment thanking me for my comments on his creation Ms. Tree. That's fricking neat.

I have all of the Ms. Tree comics and reread them often. I've watched his movies. His Nate Heller novels are among my favorites. He wrote Dick Tracy for years and even had a stint on Batman. About the only thing he's done that I haven't read are his novelizations and that has more to do with my dislike for movie novelizations and CSI.

BTW Mr. Collins, more Nate Heller please.


The ATF is counter-suing an employee who is suing them for violating an agreement to protect him and his family. You see he wrote a book about his actions against the Hell's Angels and the aftermath where the ATF failed to protect it's own. Looks like another case of harassment of an ATF employee by it's management.

H/T to David.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I added a page on comics [link to the left]. It's old material that I'll update as time allows.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Federal Department of Global Warming Studies

NC: Castle Doctrine

A few months back I posted on SB928: North Carolina's Castle Doctrine. It passed the Senate but was and is being held up in committee by Rep. Deborah Ross (D-Wake). Her excuse was and is that she needed input from leadership on the bill. Well leadership is Hugh Holliman(D-Davidson)who reportedly told constituents he wouldn't do anything to control Ross. Apparently in December he told a local newspaper he supported the Castle Doctrine. I guess we'll have to wait until May when the Legislature goes back in session to really tell but maybe we can make a few phone calls to put a little pressure on him now. Then we'll see. So far the evidence is to the contrary.

In North Carolina if a state of emegency is declared... can't take your firearms off your property under threat of law. It's mandatory by state law. Stokes County declared a state of emergency under the recent snowfall as did the City of King which is in Stokes County. Here's my question. Did any other county in North Carolina feel the need to take such action? Maybe it's about time to revisit that particular statute in the General Assembly and work on a revision? Probably a waste of time since gun bills the anti's in the Legislature don't like disappear into committee never to be seen again.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vampire Porn

I'm reading Laurell K. Hamilton's Skin Trade. I like the Anita Blake books but stopped reading them for awhile when sex seemed to trump story. Not that the sex bothered me too much but not when that's the sum of the plot. The balance seems to have shifted back in this one but I'm only a quarter into it. We'll see.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I almost posted a video...

...for Audi's green car that will make the blood of anyone who values their freedom boil. Green Police huh? Satire? Don't care. If you feel the need to see it Google it. Me, I'm not going to help Audi advertise their crappy product much less buy it.

H/T to Kevin

Sunday, February 7, 2010

12 year old arrested for doodling on desk

Twelve year old Alexa Gonzalez got arrested and handcuffed in NYC for doodling on her school desk with an erasable magic marker.


Then the school administrators admitted it should not have happened and the police admitted it should not have happened but the charges weren’t dropped and the child still had to have her day in court. In Family Court she was assigned eight hours of community service, a book report and an essay on what she learned from the experience.

That some adults have the brains of a gnat and the judgment of a twelve year old with a magic marker?

Happy Birthday!

2001 - My youngest daughter was born.

Today in History

1990 – Collapse of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power. Is there any difference between the former Communist thugs and the current ex-Communist thugs? Not that I can see.

Obama: Showing his True Stripes

Obama has avoided direct confrontations with gun owners over gun control legislation. That doesn't make him our friend or indicate in any way he supports the Second Amendment. He is not above using bureaucratic arms of the government to push an anti-gun agenda. Case in point is the program that trains and approves flight deck officers to carry firearms on board aircraft. He's moving monies from the training and approval of those officers to their oversight when their is no apparent need. Is this a Second Amendment issue? Probably not but it does show where the Administration stands on the possession of firearms by civilians for defense of self or others or the prevention of man-made disasters.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Today in History

1911 - Ronald Reagan was born.

Reminded by Dick.

This beauty...

...apparently knocked herself out somehow and is now safe with the local Wildlife Refuge until she's back on her feet [so to speak].

The Brady Bunch is trying to pressure Starbucks...

...into banning guns in their retail locations. So far Starbucks has refused saying they go with whatever Federal, state, or local regulations require. The Bradys are asking their members and fellow travelers to put pressure on the business. I've never stepped foot in one of their outlets but it looks like I'm going to have to go buy some overpriced coffee to show my support. Wait, do they sell hot chocolate?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Had I been taking a sip...

...I'd have spit all over the keyboard. That's funny.

Thanks Bore Patch

Thursday, February 4, 2010

NY: Nine year old gigged for 2-inch toy gun

In New York a nine year boy got yanked into the principal’s office for bringing a 2-inch toy Lego gun to school. In the end the boy wasn’t sent home or suspended rather he was made to sign a statement promising not to bring it to school again. The fact that an issue was made over a toy that in no way could have been mistaken for the real thing and was a threat to no one is amazing. Once again we have zero tolerance bushwah or more probable the school principal’s attempt to push an agenda. As amazing as it is, it’s not surprising. What is surprising is the reaction by the parents although it shouldn't be. Usually when I read about incidents of this sort I find the parents agreeing that the student shouldn’t have done what he did but claiming the school’s actions were excessive. Here, the parents appear in your face and call bullshit exactly what it is. That’s refreshing.

H/T to Dick.

$2.5 million for a 30 second ad during the Superbowl.

The Census Bureau, the U. S. Government, the Obama Administration, we taxpayers just shelled out 2.5 million dollars to air an ad during the Superbowl encouraging folks to do their census duty. If that doesn’t provide a clue that the current crop of Washington nitwits just don’t get it, nothing will.

Via Claire.

That's gotta hurt.

Scott Brown sworn in.

53 Congressmen support Chicago's ban on all handguns...

...and of course my Congressprick, David Price [D-NC], is one of them. At least he has the courage of his convictions. I'd bet a large portion of the remaining 90% would love to add their names to the list but are afraid of the electoral consequences.

Via Uncle and Redstate.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The perfect Zippo Lighter


Inspired by Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

I don’t smoke. Although I can see the need to be able to make fire on occasion I really don’t need a Zippo. I want this one if for the sentiment alone. That and Preacher was a helluva ride.

It's the economy stupid!

If you fall for this you truly are the stupid party.

H/T to Tam.

Dark Clone Wars

My oldest daughter asked that I list her Star Wars forum on my page. She thinks it will help her traffic. Heh. Yeah, right. The things we do for love.

Groundhog Day 2010

chopping block by lee adam herold

When a Glock goes boom!

Pictures here at the Firearm Blog.

Monday, February 1, 2010

NASA budget cuts

Obama intends to cut funding for NASA’s manned moon program. I’m not sure Congress is going to buy in. Too much of their pork is involved. I’m actually ok with moving NASA away from manned lauches. I’d rather let private enterprise step up to fill the gap. The problem is will the federal bureaucrats let them? If the bureaucratic bullshit the alphabet agencies are famous for makes the cost prohibitive, I don’t see it. I’m afraid Obama just gave away the final frontier to the tyrants: China and Russia In this one I’m not sure we’ll get a second chance.

H/T to Tam.

Obama's Budget

It’s all talk. The man says one thing then goes on doing what he's been doing. His new budget predicts a deficit in excess of a trillion dollars. He still pushing health care reform and cap and trade. He’s not listening to those with concerns about these issues. He obviously thinks he knows better than we. In November we’ll find out for sure.

H/T to Radley.

Today in History

1587 – The Colony of Roanoke Island was established by the landing of Sir Walter Raleigh. This Colony disappeared without a trace and became known as the "Lost Colony"

1960 – Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1968 – Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

Need cold meds? Get a prescription.

Since the meth makers were getting their supply of pseudoephedrine from drug stores and pharmacies, States passed laws that required pharmacies to place it behind the counter and require ID to purchase it. In some states like Missouri this apparently has had little impact. Who’d a thunk it. I mean prohibition has worked so well with guns, other drugs and alcohol, why change the model? There is talk now about requiring a doctor’s prescription to get cold meds. It didn’t work the first time, try HARDER. God please save us from the nanny state.

H/T to ,Radley.

Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes,... his first interview in 20 years. Neat.

H/T to Radley.

Update: Bore Patch linked to this post [Thanks] with commentary on Calvin and Hobbes. He also posted a C&H Sunday. This motivated me to find my favorite C&H strip which is posted below. I've lived in that same state of denial most of my life.