Friday, April 30, 2010


Eight may issue and two no issue states remaining.

We're winning.

Neat animated map and commentary over at Kevin's.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Hutaree Militia had a... hearing yesterday. The presiding judge apparently didn’t feel the Federal Prosecutor made his case for holding them.
“Mere presence where a crime may be planned is not a crime. ...How does this add up to seditious conspiracy?" Roberts said.

Waterstreet said the government is not required to show all its evidence at this early stage of the case.
No, Mr. Waterstreet but you damn well should produce enough to support your argument. I guess it’s a novel concept that a prosecutor shouldn’t just get a rubber stamp. Judge Victoria Roberts hasn’t made her decision yet and even if she decides to side with Waterstreet in the end that moment gives me just a bit of hope for us all.

H/T to Glenn.

I'm sure having a riot squad standing by...

...when the President's nearby is SOP, but with Obama's ratings doing a nose dive how could anybody think this was even remotely a good idea. Ideally you post an officer to monitor the crowd and station the riot squad out of sight, but close by, so they can deploy quickly if needed. The protester's response? Lots of pictures. Amazing.

Tam gets the H/T.

I can but hope...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A speeding motorcyclist in Maryland... stopped by gun wielding plainclothes cop in unmarked car. He cited for speeding then when he posts video showing cop to be twit he is gets charged with wiretapping. A police officer in the course of his duties has no expectation of privacy. That means people can record or videotape them. So the new charges had nothing to do with wiretapping but instead making the cop look like the twit he was. In a just world the cop would be on administrative leave while his actions were investigated while the motorcyclist sat at home having paid the fine for speeding [video evidence goes both ways bud.]. Instead the cop goes about his normal duties and the motorcyclist sits at home waiting for his court date on the bogus wiretapping charges or more simply put: pissing off the police.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I've got my next project... work: pencil crossbow.

H/T to Uncle.

There was an earthquake in Taiwan...

...during Boobquake. It seems to me though that one experiment isn't nearly enough to prove or disprove a theory. We need a couple of dozen or so repeats. Please?

H/T to Uncle.

I’m obviously not an attorney...

...and any expertise I have on the law is criminal law. In this matter it seems to me that since Virginia gave custody of the infant to the father before any adoption and then Utah thumbed it’s nose at Virginia and let the adoptive parents keep the child the proper venue for what amounts to a difference of opinion between State courts would be a Federal Court. Oh, and the kid needs to be with her biological father. Just my opinion.

H/T to Radley.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Journalist's Guide to Firearms, part...

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

H/T to Uncle.


H/T to Borepatch.

Creative Responses to Jihadi stupidity [but I repeat myself]

Everybody Draw Mohammad Day [May 20, 2010] is a response to an American Jihadist’s not so veiled threat to the creators of South Park for episode that depicted Mohammad in a bear suit.

Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, an Iranian Cleric, said that earthquakes were caused by women dressing immodestly. Jennifer McCreight, a student in Indiana, suggested that on a specific date women wear the most revealing top they have to test the theory. It’s called Boobquake and the date is today. Hear, hear for the scientific method.

Sometimes the best response to idiots is humor.

Regina Spektor: The Call

Sunday, April 25, 2010

You get the idea this twit...

...didn't put a whole lot of planning in to this venture.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My cult is older than...

...your cult and makes about as much sense. The difference is I know my devotion is based on no less than faith. Yours is based on faith disguised as science.

Lesson #621 - Mindless Devotion

I've added Surviving the World to the comic list on the sidebar.

Blame Firehand.

Remember November

We Will Remember from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.

Bloomberg's Gun Show Bill

Bloomberg’s “gun show” bill in the Senate deals with much more than the “gun show loophole”. It will be the beginning of national registration of firearms in the United States. David Kopel has the details here. Write your Senator. Let him/her know that a vote for this shit has consequences. November is coming.

H/T to Sebastian.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A loaded finger

A 13-year old middle school student in Houston Texas gets suspended for three days because she pointed her index finger at a teacher and said “Pew, Pew.”
That was considered a terroristic threat because the teacher feared for her life.
Really? From what a loaded finger? Here's a finger for you. There are ways to handle troublesome children that don't include suspension, police, and criminal charges.

Grow a figurative set guys.

More zero tolerance from the cowards in charge of our educational system.

Commentary here.

H/T to Uncle.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

When seconds count... is only minutes away. Video here.

H/T to Uncle.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The option was about $3000 to save the tooth [root canal, crown, gum surgery] or pull it. I'm sitting at home minus a molar and waiting for the Novocaine to wear off. That's OK I've got Vicodin waiting in the wings. Now if the tooth fairy will bring me enough to cover the copay....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Alden McWilliams

Dell Four-Color #421: Tom Corbett Space Cadet. Cover Art Alden McWilliams. I ran across some of the Space Cadet comics while posting them for a friend on eBay. I never really cared for the interior art but the McWilliams' covers were fantastic. I didn't realize at the time that he was the artist on Gold Key's Star Trek comics.

I was working the range...

...Monday night. The weapon of one of the shooters failed to feed. She was shooting an M&P in .40 caliber. The magazine wasn’t fully in the weapon. Later the magazine dropped out of the weapon during a course of fire with the same shooter. I took the weapon and put three magazines through it with no problem. I gave back to her and let her put three magazines through it and it happened again. She was holding the pistol with pressure on the grip side to side rather than front to back and milking it. And sometimes when she squeezed side to side she’d press the magazine release and either drop the magazine to the ground or release it enough that no round was chambered. First time I’ve ever seen that happen. I corrected the shooter and we’ll se if it continues to be a problem.

One thing I have noticed is that with the M&P the magazine release doesn’t require as much pressure to release as other pistols I’ve fired. Just an observation, not necessarily a problem or complaint.

Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns are...

...running television ads against the gun show loophole that isn’t. The alleged purpose is to get people to call their Senators and ask them to support legislation to close the nonexistent loophole. Bloomberg lives in his own little fantasy in which the 1994 shift in the makeup of the House and Senate to Republican majorities had nothing to do with gun owners’ anger over the passage of the assault weapons ban. The question is whether those current members of the House and Senate currently up for re-election live in the same fantasy.

In any event it can't hurt to call your elected representatives and let them know where you stand on the issue.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Extreme pain. Nothing seems to work. Dentist Monday. No more blogging today. Probably not tomorrow either. Bye guys.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Presidential Finger

You would think they'd be saying thank you. -Barak Obama
Come November you're going to eat those words.

Bumper Stickers

I’ve always considered bumper stickers targets. I put them om my bumper and someone rear ends me. I inherited my current vehicle as a hand me down from my wife complete with home school bumper stickers. Since the damage was already done I added one of the black SIG stickers. During the last election a McCain/Palin sticker graced the bumper. Now only the Palin half remains. If I Really wanted to piss people off I’d slap on a Obama Heil sticker. A friend of mine has one and it gets him at least four fingers a day. This would piss off a whole different group and I could live with that. Heh.

H/T to Uncle.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's Tax Day...

...and with all the Tea Party protests near and far I thought these quotes from Barry Goldwater appropriate.
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!

Is the ballot box even a...

...viable option anymore?

Kevin, over at TSM, noted that the numbers of people who don't pay any Federal tax and those that still approve of Obama are now about even at 47%. The only people who support him now are those on the dole in one way or another. Obama's drop in the polls has probably gone down as far as it will.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Every year I promise...

...myself I won't wait until the last minute to do my taxes. Finished them one day before the deadline. At least I didn't have to file an extension this year.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You never know what you're going find...

...when you go googling. I was looking for a photo of an F-16 then saw F-17 on the sidebar and clicked. Among the thumbnails staring at me from the screen was that of a really fat white guy with a beard hanging halfway down his chest sitting at his computer...naked. Shudder.

It would serve 'em right

NYT: ObamaCare may have accidentally stripped Congress of health coverage

That's funny. Congress pushed through a bill they didn't read and screwed up their own health coverage. I'm sure they'll address this problem immediately. What I'll be interested to see is if anyone from the GOP opposes a fix.

Monday, April 12, 2010


At the range from 7am to 9pm. No blogging today.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

You'd think that if they're gonna... a cell phone and charge in excess of $300 for it they'd make the damn thing waterproof or close enough to handle a few drops of water from the lawn sprinkler.

Worst Song Evar...

...over at Sluggy. Heh!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Justice Stevens is retiring...

...and now Obama has his second appointment to the Supreme Court. I would be nice if the GOP could drag the process out until the mid-terms but that ain’t gonna happen. The Dems have their majority so Obama will most likely get his choice. Without the filibuster proof Senate he may not get his first choice but Stevens will be replaced by another liberal. Since that replaces a liberal with a liberal it doesn’t matter for the moment but it may in the future at which point we’re fucked. I pray often that Justices Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy remain healthy and hold off on retirement until a President is in office who respects the Constitution as the contract it is. Anyway Kevin Baker has a good post on the subject and he’s much better at this than I.

Reactive Robotic Targets

...and you get to shoot at Segways. Video here.

H/T to Bore Patch

Edge of Darkness

When Edge of Darkness came out most of the reviews I read were mixed. I watched it tonight. The basic plot is Mel Gibson is a Boston Police Detective whose daughter is murdered on his doorstep. When he discovers that she and not he was the target he pursues the evildoers to the usual Hollywood conclusion. The detective is one relentless son of a bitch and Gibson plays relentless to a tee. The best line of the movies is when Gibson gives his daughter’s boyfriend a pistol and...
Boyfriend: That's illegal in Massachusetts.

Gibson: Everything's illegal in Massachusetts.
So, is it?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Just what I needed.

I was googling for images to spice up a presentation and found this picture of Tam by Oleg Volk. It gave me a serious case of the giggles. A few of the guys I work with wondered why and looked over my shoulder. No one got it but a fellow gun nut. Sad really.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dennis the Menace and some...

...suggestions on improving your markmanship. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I received Robert Churchill's To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face: Libertarian Political Violence and the Origins of the Militia Movement in the mail and picked up Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy and Dragon's Ring by David Freer from the libray. I'm set for a few days at least.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Offered without comment

Police need help finding PepperBall Gun

How not to answer a question

If you ask a person a simple question and in return you get, rather than a simple answer, a 17 minute, 2500 word walk around said question, you can be pretty sure that person has a hign opinion of himself, a low opinion of your intelligence, and is a liar.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm reading...

...Red Sky in Morning. Max Allan Collins wrote it under the pseudonym of Patrick Culhane. It involves a murder on an Navy transport with a racially mixed crew during World War Two. He based it in part on the experiences of his father during the war. So far so good.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

It looks like the Air Force isn't waiting on NASA and what comes after the soon to be ended shuttle program.

Illinois Congressman Phil Hare...

...on Obamacare.
I don't worry about the constitution.
And you don't know the difference between the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence either.


November can't come soon enough.

Happy Easter

That's all. Enjoy your day.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Western Fighters V1 #4.

I got this scan a couple of years back when a copy passed through a friend's store. The cover art is by Dan Zolnerowich. There is interior art by Bernie Krigstein, Bob Fujitani, and Graham Ingels.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Interesting reading

I thought this was interesting considering the recent Federal indictments of Hutaree in Michagan.

H/T to Radley.

To the RNC

I’m a one issue voter. That issue is individual freedom. I consider the Second Amendment a freedom issue just as I consider Obamacare a freedom issue. I don’t consider the Republican Party a party that puts issues of my individual freedom on their front burner unless it helps keep them in power. I’m not even going to discuss the obvious contempt the Democrats have for those same liberties. What the Republicans need to understand is that the American people are getting damn tires of supporting the lesser of evils and that party’s tendency to pull back on certain issues as an election strategy is not going to work this time around. I and lots of other people want Obamacare gone and will except nothing less. I understand it may not come overnight. I understand we may have to wait until 2012 for that to happen but it must happen. If not I suggest you consider your history and the “Whigs”.

Thanks to the Doctor and Roberta X.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Concealed Carry Law Violates Workplace Safety Laws

Make sure you read it through to the end.

Thanks to David.

Update: Bad link fixed.