Wednesday, November 30, 2011

From McDonald's to Eric Mar...


H/T to Radley.

Just curious about... this guy could be charged with both "aggravated assault with a deadly weapon" and "resisting an officer without violence". Shouldn't he have been charged with resisting with violence since he apparently committed an aggravated assault against the Officer? Just saying...

Do you sometimes get the feeling...

...that certain members of Congress see the Constitution as nothing more than toilet paper?
Should the Military Be Allowed to Detain Americans Indefinitely?

Must be something in the air...

Kidnapper Sues Former Hostages, Says They Broke Promise

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Piss off the Mayor of Richmond...

...and get audited.

When the local Tea Party had a rally they paid permit fees and insurance in the amoubt of $10,000. The only people who have paid while the local Occupiers do their thing is the taxpayer. So the local Tea Party asked for their money back and now they are being audited. That strikes me as politics as usual. So here's hoping the Mayor and City Auditor of Richmond learn what it means to live in interesting times and that the Tea Party and their attorneys are successful in making those times interesting.

Now that's funny.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Sunday, November 27, 2011

His boss was right.

A convenience store clerk in Wilmington, NC shot a robber twice. The robber entered and pulled a pistol. The clerk drew his pistol and fired a warning shot that hit the robber in the leg. The clerk then fired again and hit the robber in the finger. He themn held the schmuck until the police and an ambulance arrived. It all worked out in the end. Bad guy wounded and in custody. Clerk unharmed, but that's sheer luck. and I suspect the hits were as well.
"You'll be hailed as a hero," Mr Agil told his employee during a news conference.

"But you'd be a superhero if you'd dropped him dead."
Mr. Agil, if you want to reward your employee find and pay for a training course for him. Maybe next time he'll know better.

H/T to David.

This is really gonna piss the Bradys off.

Arizona Gun Club Invites Families to Pose With Santa and a Machine Gun

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eighty-nine years ago today...

...Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the comic strip Peanuts, was born.

Eighty-five years ago today...

...John Moses Browning died. His legacy lives on.

H/T to Tam.

I hate it...

...when I'm thinking of a movie and then my mind blanks. It's like it just sitting there out of reach. Drive me nuts and the drive is short enough without crap like this.

Friday, November 25, 2011

It's been a nice holiday... far. The estranged wife and the two youngest are at her dad's in Cocoa Beach. The middle daughter is working, kinda, and spending what time she has left with her boyfriend. The less said about that the better. Being alone for the holiday ain't that bad. I'm catching up on my reading. I watched a couple of movies and many episodes of NCIS. The only excitement was an evening call from the wife asking me to do a Black Friday Target run. Two and a half hours in line, thirty minutes of shopping and ninety-six dollars later, and no pepper spray at all I was back in bed. Now I'm taking the rest of the day off. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Three years ago today...

...I started From The Barrel of a Gun.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Screw that.

Like we really need to give The Democrats more seats in the Senate and the House. Let Canada have them.

A self-correcting problem

You do that. Please get between my estranged wife and a Black Friday sale. There won't be anything left but a smudge.

RIP Anne McCaffrey


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

The good news is he missed hitting his "junk".

The bad news is he wishes he hadn't because losing an inch off the tip of your pecker is better than a round in the femoral artery.

In Virginia, a man was sitting in his car with his Glock tucked in the waistband of his pants. Apparently it was nudging something it shouldn't have been and he grabbed it, the Glock, to adjust it. He shot himself in the thigh and bled out in minutes. Mexican carry and a rule three violation: recipe for disaster.

H/T to Sebastian

Happy Birthday Tweety Bird.

Sixty-nine years old today.

The man has a way with words.

At least two of them anyway.
An Open Letter to the MSM

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Double Standards

H/T to the Cajun.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

What's happening to Righthaven...

...needs to happen to the RIAA. Birds of a feather.

H/T to Clayton.

I've had about...

...two hours sleep in the last 48. Time to go to bed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Passed. The final tally wasn't along party lines. Looks like Representatives pretty much voted as expected. Also, Mayor Mikey's pissed.

That's a win anyway you look at it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HB 822 Debate

The States should be able to regulate guns as they see fit and the Federal Governemrnt stay the hell out of it unless of course they can shove a gun control bill through that pushes their agenda. Hypocrites.

H/T to Sebastian.

Conversation with #3 Daughter

Me: I haven't seen Grandma's cat all day. I hope nothing has happened to her. She'd be heartbroke.

#3 Daughter: We could get her a another cat that looks just like Sassy.

Me. Wouldn't work then again it might. Mom's blind as a bat.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Make An Offer

I'm easy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ain't Working

Gun Free Zones, that is.
Gunmen Rob Students in College Dorm Room in North Carolina
This should be impossible since it's illegal to carry a weapon on campus in North Carolina, and God forbid we ease the prohibition on college campuses.

Bob Smiley on Canada

My son pointed me to this.


Frank Miller is the writer and illustrator of 300, Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns, Ronin, and numerous other comics. I've always enjoyed his work but never assumed his politics went one way or the other and wouldn't really have cared. I LIKE his stuff. He has a webpage and an opinion on the Occupy Crew. Heh.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Math

The story of guns “walked” to Mexico

Negligent Discharge

This was avoidable at every level. It doesn't rate being called an accident. It was pure negligence on the part of the father. Fortunately, his son is going to be alright. Keeping your finger off the trigger and the muzzle in a safe direction covers a multitude of sins.

H/T to The Duck.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Negligent Discharge

US Secret Service Officer Accidentally Fires Gun
...and we'd be so much safer if only law enforcement were allowed to carry.

H/T to Tam.

Veterans Day

The photograph was in my Mom's photo album. She doesn't remember who they were other than friends of my father, and Dad is gone. It was taken at Camp Rucker Alabama around 1942 or 1943. Mom had gone down to visit before Dad went overseas. It's an appropriate photo for today. Thank you Veterans for your service.

The cartoon is by John Cox.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why Not?

A dead mayor is still supporting Mikey Bloomberg's Mayors Against LegalIllegal Guns. Why not? I'm sure the dead vote for all MAIG mayors in their respective cities. It the Democrat way.

H/T to The Duck.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My First Car

It's an old meme but I finally found the picture of my first car. It was a Carolina blue 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger with a V6. I more or less inherited it when I turned 16. I think this picture was taken around 1975 or 1976. I drove it until 1984.

Mr. Engvall... are entitled to your opinion. I'm entitled to mine.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Now that's neat...

...and just a bit frightening.
Eagle owl at 1000 frames per second towards a camera
H/T to Claire.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Once again we are provided evidence...

...of just how screwed up things are in formerly Great Britain. Two years for possession of four air rifles.

H/T to John.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How I spent my Sunday.

Spent the day at a family reunion and the evening with my sister who came down from Wheeling for said reunion. A good time was had by all.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vote 'em all out

H/T to Theo Spark and David.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rule #3 applies to the bad guys too.

A robbery suspect in Winnipeg, Manitoba successfully robbed a convenience store then managed to shoot himself in the leg with his rifle. He flagged the police who were responding to the robbery down for assistance.

A Petition

Actually take these petitions seriously instead of just using them as an excuse to pretend you are listening
Although the ability to submit petitions directly to the White House is a noble and welcome new feature of the current administration, the first round of responses makes blatantly clear the White House intends to just support its current stances and explain them with responses everyone who has done any research already knows.

An online petition is not meant as a replacement for using a search box in a web browser. We the People, those who grant you the power to govern in the first place, are requesting changes in policy directly, circumventing legislators who already do not listen to us. We the People request you govern FOR us, which means actually listening to us and actually acting in our interests instead of special interests.

You are not above us. You ARE us. Govern accordingly.
Go sign it.

Wouldn't blame him if he did.

Of course a gun is dangerous... the wrong hands. What we won't agree on is whose hands are the wrong ones. I define it as a extremely small subset of the Brady's every fricking body.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It looks like Righthaven... history. Couldn't happen to a more deserving crew.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

...the only thing certain is uncertainty.

It's true in my life anyway. Murphy rents a room in my house.