Tuesday, November 30, 2010

That's frickin' funny

2011 TSA Pin-Up Calender.

H/T to MikeH.

Talk about politicians not getting the...

...freaking message. What's not surprising is the vote against the ban had bipartisan support. God knows how many years we have until we can kick these greedy gits to the curb.

Here's a post on The Cost of Rejecting an Earmark Ban.

H/T to Firehand.

Pardon Brian Aitken

A New Jersey court gave Brian Aitken seven years for having two unloaded handguns stored in his car trunk while moving. There is an exemption in New Jersey for people transporting legal arms while moving but the judge refused to let the jury consider it. Now there is a drive to get the New Jersey Governor to pardon him. I don't have a clue where Christie's sympathies lie on the Second Amendment so I'd be interested to see what happens. Seems like a win win to me, but I'm not ruling in the People's Republic.

H/T to Sebastian.

What we hope is coming mid-January...

...BUT are the Republicans gonna be any different this time around than last. In any event, I'll believe it when I see it.

H/T to Fits.

Speed Carter, Spaceman #2

I was scanning some of a friend's comics for sale online when I came across this in the pile. The title is really not so important to me as the artist, Joe Maneely. I've posted his work before. I like the composition and detail in the art.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sorry for not posting today.

Up to my ass in alligators.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain

Today's Republicans, imbued with a sense that Washington's priorities have become muddled, contend that most commemorations are a waste of floor time needed for more pressing matters.
And I contend that anything that prevents you fuckwits [that’s a bipartisan fuckwits by the by] from attending to those pressing matters is all and good for the rest of us. A day where Congress accomplishes absolutely nothing is a damn good day and saves us from the intended and unintended consequences of their actions.

H/T to Glenn.

Make My Day...

I knew this,

...but it's nice that somebody has provided the details.

Thanks Og.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Something to keep an eye on.

New ATF Regs on Ammo?
Sounds like the ATF was trying to get them in under the radar and got caught.

H/T to Uncle.

19 Senators who voted to censor the internet...

...are listed here.

Censorship is a bipartisan activity.

H/T to Mike V.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Another bright idea...

There is a remake of the original Buffy movie in the works...without the involvement of Joss Whedon. I've always thought it would be neat to let Whedon remake the movie as he originally invisioned it. The twits who first brought his script to the screen FUBARed it big time. The movie sucked. Buffy without Whedon? That's brass without bullet or powder.

Why does this not suprise me?

Apparently if you disagree with the Obama Administration, DHS, or the TSA on the gate rape protocols you're a domestic extremist. The knee jerk reaction was to go on a rant against liberals and how dissent is ok as long as it's for them and them alone, but this isn't a liberal/conservative issue. It's about the attitude in government that they are the masters and we the people better just do what we're told. It's about Stateism. So, drive to your family get together. If you must fly, opt out. Make the screeners pat you down. Make an ass of yourself. Make the screeners uncomfortable in their work. They should be uncomfortable when they're violating your 4th Amendment rights. Do nothing illegal but make your displeasure known. Write your representatives. Vote the bastards out in 2012. If that makes you a domestic extremist, you're in good company.

Happy Thanksgiving

'nuff said.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


NPR Discovers Social Security is a Scam.

So Bernie Madoff is doing Federal time for running his Ponzi scheme. What's going to happen to the guys who've been pushing this one for the last severty-some years?

H/T to Radley.

Smith & Wesson's .410 Double Trouble Autoloader


It comes with a duck call. Ummmmm... Believe it when I see it. Until then I go with it being about four months early.

H/T to Uncle.

Gas Prices by County

Local prices are about mid-range. Could be worse. I could live in California and that would make things worse in so many other ways.

Thanks Roberta

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Apology Apology

Go look at the videos linked in the previous post then look at this.



These are a hoot, and PETA gets the finger as well. If I ever need to buy a bottle of rum it'll be theirs.

Thanks to Kevin, Firehand and Skippy's List.

To the TSA

Maybe there is a better way than the virtual strip tease and/or sexual battery?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NYC: Cop shoots cop

I’m not sure what constitutes firearm’s training for NYC's Transit Police, but I’m pretty sure keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot and muzzle in a safe direction are in the curriculum. Since shooting a pistol requires a finger on a trigger and the conscious decision to press the trigger I’d say this wasn’t accidental in any sense of how most of us define the word. Methinks the word you’re looking for is negligent.

Over at the Christian Science Monitor

Andrew Traver: Is Obama’s choice for ATF chief an ‘antigun zealot’?
Not by the standards of an anti-gun zealot. As a pro-gun zealot, I'd say hell yes!

Cris Cox gives 'em the money quote.
"You might as well put an arsonist in charge of the fire department,"
Via Glenn and MikeV.

Friday, November 19, 2010

COICA would allow the federal government to censor the internet without due process.

...and it passed through committee unanimously.

H/T to Mike V.

And these are the guys in charge...

...of our airport security.
The TSA has published a "redacted" version of their s00per s33kr1t screening procedure guidelines (Want to know whether to frisk a CIA operative at the checkpoint? Now you can!). Unfortunately, the security geniuses at the DHS don't know that drawing black blocks over the words you want to eliminate from your PDF doesn't actually make the words go away, and can be defeated by nefarious al Qaeda operatives through a complex technique known as ctrl-a/ctrl-c/ctrl-v. Thankfully, only the most elite terrorists would be capable of matching wits with the technology brilliance on display at the agency charged with defending our nation's skies by ensuring that imaginary hair-gel bombs are kept off of airplanes.
Do you feel safer?

This a test

It's only a test to see how big a pain in the butt blogging from the phone is. Pretty much a last resort, i think.


Browning 1911-22 .22 Pistol

I'd really like the details...

...on this. Somebody FUBAR'd big time.

H/T to The Duck.

The “stupid” is strong in the TSA

I’m not even sure why the TSA even need to check a military charter but this just boggles the mind. At what point do the adults take charge again?

Opposition to the Traver nomination...

...by the NRA and CCRKBA. It's those nagging associations with the Joyce Foundation and other prohibitionist organizations.

H/T to John R and David H.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh Joy...

Obama has nominated a new Director for the BATFE and he seems to meet all the requirements the Brady Bunch would have for said nominee. He's anti self-defense, anti ownership of so-called assault rifles, and pro illegal gun registry. Anyone surprised? Write your Senator.

H/T to David H.


Even if it is "shopped" this sets the mood perfectly. Then there is this and this. Here's Borepatch's solution. Mine would be a bit more direct. As Tam put it...

Are they trying to start a fight?
H/T to Tam

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kansas City Cops...

...shoot backfiring van.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sleepwalker Shoots Self

That or he was too embarrassed to admit he was wide awake and did the deed. I would be.

H/T to Robb A.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Top Ten Most Gerrymandered Congressional Districts in the United States

Let’s simplify this post and call it the 30 most fracked-up/gerrymandered Congressional Districts in the United States. North Carolina has four of ‘em and that’s without counting NC-4 which has managed to provide David Price with [dis]honest work for the last 22 years.

It'll be interesting to see how the North Carolina House redraws the lines off the 2010 Census with the Republicans in charge?

Thanks Bubba.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quote of the day

As to liberty, the heroes who signed the great document pledged themselves to buy liberty with their lives. Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is the least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost. Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers
It's from the class discussion in History and Moral Philosophy. Kevin excerpted it here. I got there after reading this post. I think it's time to pull out my copy of the novel for another reading.

Pound Sand

The Mexican Ambassador to the U. S. thinks the NRA should help educate our citizens on how illegal trafficking of firearms effects Mexican security.

Let me help. The majority of gun seized in Mexico come not from the United States but from Mexico and other sources. While it’s sad that the shit has hit the fan in Mexico, that is not the responsibility of the NRA but of the corrupt Mexican Government. The rights of United States Citizens are not subject to the whim of said Mexican Government or, for that matter, that of the United States. In other words, pound sand.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Firefly

We got fourteen episodes of Firefly and the movie Serenity. There’s little likelihood that we’ll more movies, but the series lives on in comics. The latest additions are Serenity: The Shepard’s Tale and Serenity: Downtime. I’d always wanted to learn how Shepherd Book became the man he was. The questions are answered here. The other is essentially a day in the life of story. Both are written by by Joss and Zach Whedon. Both are nice additions to the canon.

That's funny

I can't help it if my sense of humor is kinda childish...sometimes.

I'm back.

My friend and I stooped on the way back at Big Gums Pawn in Clinton North Carolina. They really like their guns and price them accordingly. I saw a Smith & Wesson 686 with a six inch barrel priced at $999 and a Ruger LCP .380 priced at $450. It's been a while since I've purchased a handgun So maybe I'm out of the loop but those prices seemed high. I think they call it chutzpah.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Maintenance Issue

I was working with a guy the other day shooting a Smith & Wesson M&P40. several times the last round in the magazine failed to feed. The magazine was fully seated and when the shooter smacked the bottom of the magazine the slide snapped forward feeding the round. This took place with all his magazines. I broke it down and examined the weapon. I compared it to another M&P40 and the only difference between the two was that the trigger spring was bottom side up. I corrected that and test fired the gun with three magazines loaed with five rounds each. No problem. I then put three full magazines through it witht he same result. No problems. Any ideas, and yes I've considered the problem may be the shooter not the gun.

A Heinlein Quote

The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract. - Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, November 8, 2010


I want one of those.

Author Assaulted by Police

Joel Rosenberg, author of the Guardians of the Flame fantasy series was assaulted by a Minneapolis Police Officer for the crime of exercising his legal right to carry a concealed firearm. Rosenberg is a CCW permit holder. Details here. Rosenberg filed a criminal complaint against the officer and it will interesting to see if the result is what it would have been had, say, Rosenberg assaulted the officer. I'm sure the Minneapolis Police Department will take the appropriate actions and hold the officer responsible for his actions. Seriously.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bill Whittle on Gun Ownership

H/T to John R.

I'll be out of town...

...from Sunday through Wednesday at a training conference in Salemburg, North Carolina. I don't have a clue whether I'll be able to access the net to post. If not, I've scheduled a couple of things to post and I'll see you when I get back. This is probably the closest thing to vacation I'll get this year.

I've got David Weber's Out of the Dark and Eric Flint's 1635: The Eastern Front to keep me company while I'm gone.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

And suddenly, Mr. President...

...you give a shit about paying for the current level of government spending? This didn't occur to you when you were shoving your multi-trillion dollar health care scheme down our throats, or is it simple self-delusion?
"At a time when we are going to ask folks across the board to make such difficult sacrifices, I don’t see how we can afford to borrow an additional $700 billion from other countries to make all the Bush tax cuts permanent, even for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans," the president said. "We’d be digging ourselves into an even deeper fiscal hole and passing the burden on to our children."
Keep it up. It should make the Tea Party's job in 2012 even easier.

Tom Russell - Tonight We Ride

I'd never heard this before I saw it linked over at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money. I like it.

I also agree with the sentiments expressed by John in his post. What happens in Mexico is the problem of the Mexican government until it starts to cross over the border. The solution isn't more gun control here. We need to send those south of the border a clear message to get their house in order before we have to do it for them. Not that I expect anything of the kind from the current Administration in Washington.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gun Porn: Boberg XR9-S

A new company with a new pistol that is not quite on the market yet. It looks interesting. I'd like to test fire one but at a MSRP of around $850 that is probably the most I'll ever do. It do look interesting though.

H/T to The Duck.

NY: Thug indicted with manslaughter in girlfriend's death.

In Syracuse, New York a minivan left the scene of a shooting and one of the occupants then took a shot at another car forcing it off the road. The car’s driver ran. The occupant of the minivan took a handgun from the car. As the minivan fled the area it hit a speed bump. Dipshit had his finger on the trigger and muzzle pointed at his girlfriend and he pulled the trigger. Suddenly, the brains of the girfriend were decorating the interior of the van. The girlfriend died. The shooter is facing charges of manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm. He’s facing 15 years in jail for each charge. He deserves whatever happens to him.

H/T to Rob Colling.


A lame duck session of Congress. Just what we need. Imagine what opportunities the losers have to screw with us for kicking them to the curb. Hopefully all we'll get is the Congressional equivalent of pulling the "w" key off the White House keyboards, but I doubt it.

H/T to Tam.

Talk's cheap

His lips move. Words like "cooperation" and "compromise" spill out, but I just don't get a feeling that he defines those words the way Webster did. I think he's using a dictionary where those words mean he gets what he wants and the rest of us pound sand.

If they wrote in "Princess"...

...does that still count?

If Murkowski wins then Alaskans got who they deserve, but her tactics smell too much of entitlement. The Tea Party candidates played fair and backed Republicans when they lost primaries. I guess that's too much to expect of a RINO?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Aftermath

The Republicans took the House and made gains in the Senate. I hope they don't misread this election. Most of us weren't voting for Republicans. We we voting against Democrats and that's not the same thing.

Unfortunately, Boxer and Reid escaped their deserved fate and we've got six more years before we get another shot at them.

A bit closer to home, I have no representation in the House for another two years. That prick David Price won again showing that a majority in District 4 are OK with extremism as long as its of the leftist variety.

At least Republicans took the North Carolina General Assembly and now, maybe, we can get a few things done starting with a Castle Doctrine and I hope a revamp of our concealed carry. Constitutional carry in North Carolina is probably a pipe dream.

Now lets start thinking of how to toss some more these worthless gits out of office in 2012.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

So let's pass a law...

...that will most certainly be ignored and circumvented almost immediately. We know who's pockets you guys are in, but do you think you could at least talk to the people that have a clue what they're taking about before you pass laws that accomplish nothing but making more felons?

H/T to Tam.

Go Vote!

If you've done the deed already, sit back and enjoy the fireworks. I am.
Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. - H. L. Mencken

Jonah Hex [2010]

The comic book character then and now was just a ex-Confederate bounty hunter with a scared face. The stories were straight up westerns. There were three of mini-series written by Joe R. Lansdale with supernatural elements but they were the situation Hex was dealing with. Hex was still just a bounty hunter. The quality of the title varies but it’s mostly good stuff. I particularly like the recent issues drawn by Jodi Bernet.

In the movie Hex has the power to speak to the dead. That with the Wild Wild West plot is full of suck. Sometimes you just have to wonder what goes through the minds of these Hollywood types when they just have to improve on the original product. He wasn’t a superhero you dicks, and Hex was just a name. Do yourself a favor and avoid the movie Jonah Hex:

Monday, November 1, 2010


I hate to call someone and have to listen to thirty seconds or more of music, scripture, or frack-all else when at that point all I want to do is leave a damn message on the voice mail.


The organizations are at odds and have been over a variety of issues over the years. Here are two opinions in the matter here and here. My opinion? Maybe the people on the ground, ya know, the locals, have a better sense of the ground than those at the national level and that maybe the NRA should listen once in a while. NC House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman has allowed NC Rep. Deborah Ross to block passage of a Castle Doctrine by holding it up in committee. Holliman says he can’t control her. I’ve seen no evidence he’s even tried. The NRA still likes him. GRNC doesn’t. In my opinion GRNC is right.

H/T to Uncle.