Tuesday, February 28, 2006

And Another...

Funny thing is, these decal/stickers sell like hotcakes over at eBay.

Take that back. It isn't funny at all. It's sad.

Warning Labels...

To illustrate that a total idiot resides within this house or uses this vehicle.

Almost as bad as the little badges.

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Abortion Protestors...

A victory for free speech? I certainly hope so. Using the RICO statute as the Sword of Damocles whenever an anti-abortion group became vocal was never something that sat well with me. I'm dead-set against threatening anyone with physical violence, and want to see people who harm other people sent directly to jail, but RICO'ing those against abortion is way out of line in most instances.

Stop The ACLU has it's take, and yes, the ACLU detests RICO, but only when PETA Puppies or No-Nuke-Nuts are threatened by it. When the anti-abortionists are taken before a judge the ACLU files briefs in favor of throwing RICO at them in full force.

So what's next? A tattoo of an arrow pointing to it?

February 28, 2006 -- "The shocking new sex procedure that has women gaspingTHIS is one plastic surgery you won't be able to point out during red-carpet arrivals. Forget the lip injections and the breast implants; the hottest place for stars to get shot up with collagen this year is ... the G spot. That elusive female pleasure point - whose very existence was the subject of medical debate for years, and continues to confound many a well-intentioned man - is the pet project of Dr. David Matlock, Beverly Hills OB-GYN, laser surgeon and passionate defender of a woman's right to orgasms.

His $1,800 procedure, which he calls "the G-Shot," is exactly what it sounds like: a shot of collagen to the G spot, which temporarily enlarges the area, making it easier to locate."
And if I had far less class I'd mention that the next big deal will be artificially enlarging the prostate gland so homosexual attention to that area would prove to be more fruitful, but I wouldn't think of saying such a thing.

G-Spot? Thought that was what astromoners called the big-ass zit on the face of Jupiter...

PS: The pic of the gal came with the story, and if she's your type then may God bless. Kinda looks like Osama in drag to me but each his own.

Heartfelt or Phony...

John Podhoretz on the battle for the ports...

"Schumer and others simply and transparently invented, stoked and exploited this issue, and did so masterfully. Their behavior may be contemptible, especially if it has damaged America's capacity to make common cause with moderate Muslim states. But you can't help admiring their political skills.

They've done so well with it — in fact, it's the first national-security issue Democrats have dominated since 9/11 — that there's little chance they're going to let it go just because, hey, it might be better for the country."
It's official. One can no longer speak of the port flubdubbery without a team of interpreters and accountants, so I've once and for all decided that since Chuck Schumer is against it, it must be a good idea. That goes for anything. Anyone having the time to stay abreast of this story simply has no life, and I'm tiring of he-said, she-said, it-said (still can't convince me that RodHam doesn't have a Y chromosome tucked away somewhere), so the time has come to construct a bellwether, and Chuckie is it. From now on, there'll be no more vetting, or awaiting word from an expert. If I want to know if something is for real or as absolutely full of shit as Teddy's story about that car and all that water, I'll simply check in with the Senior Senator from New York.

This isn't to say that true patriots are as low as Schumer simply because they happen to agree with him on this issue. The Democrats pray that such antics will attract Americans of good will, because on a national level they sure as hell aren't going anywhere with only the loons on their side. There are multitudes of decent people opposed to the port security deal and this is a good thing because we desperately need such perspective, but they cannot take this issue and use it as grounds to vote for some stark raving maniac. That's the ONLY reason the Schumers dragged the story into the light of day to begin with.

To, as RodHam likes to say, "take back our country." Gives me the shivers to think of what her country would be like.

Monday, February 27, 2006

The PJ's MUST Try Harder...

Search Engine Activity Through December: Google had a 40 percent U.S. market share, followed by Yahoo at 29.5 percent, MSN at 24.3 percent, AOL at 8.5 percent and then Ask.(Jeeves)com.

Were I a Google shareholder I'd be quaking in my boots over the attack of Pajamas Media, and were I in ant way, shape, or form associated with AOL I'd be wondering how in all hells the largest ISP in the galaxy manages to stay a hair ahead of fricking Jeeves. Can you imagine being 5 times more incompetent than Google? Especially when the race started with you and no one else? Funny thing is, these detweillers STILL haven't a clue as to why they continue to lose market share faster than lemmings over a cliff.

It's a shame Ask is dropping the butler. Was a small touch of class amidst the frenzied assholes.

We Get Letters...

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Hello from Iraq!

This is my finally email from here, this account will be turned off in 48 hours. I would like to Thank You for all of your support to us. You are the unsung Heroes of this war.
My replacement is an outstanding American and Marine, he Sergeant Major Tom Howard, (in the cc.)
You have made my year here better and you have really helped the moral of your Marines.
Here is his address;

SgtMaj Howard T.H.
UIC 42510
FPO AP 96426-2510

Semper Fi
Ron Himsworth
Sergeant Major
2D Marine Division
II Marine Expeditionary Unit Forward
Multi National Forces – West
To an old E-9, from an even older E-8, you're quite welcome, and thank YOU.

And thanks, Bad, for the comment. I am unable to respond in the comment section, because BLOGGER won't let me comment on my own fricking blog.

Dennis Weaver Passes At 81...

There were 3 television networks in 1955, each anxious to provide as much drama and comedy entertainment as could be found, but not an actor around with small screen experience. They recruited them from Hollywood and Broadway, professionals who'd learned their craft and rose to the occasion with talent and personality. One of the stalwart offerings was Gunsmoke, and Horsehit in the Parlor was coined.

In the space of several days we've lost 3 bigger than life personalities who made their roles seem effortless, and that's really all acting is, was, or ever will be. Belief. Belief that what we're watching is real, and it takes a good actor to persuade us so.

Dennis Weaver was such. EVERYONE was limping around towns from NY to LA drawling, Mr. Dillion, Mr.Dillon, in ape of Chester. Then came McCloud and while it was basically a one trick pont of a show, it was different.

They don't make 'em like that anymore, and we may never see their likes again.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Serenity: On DVD

The good guys have that touch of wackiness, the bad guy is oh so cultured, dangerous, and evil, and hell, I didn't even mind the kung-foolishness all that much.

Off on a tangent time: Bruce Lee on his best day could walk into any truck stop and get his ass kicked to a fair thee well by any of a dozen or so big ass street fighters who just happened to be there for a cup of joe. Conversely, take any Clint Eastwood super-cowboy, place him in a modern quickdraw contest, and he'd be lucky to break the top 20. Western lore pales before the real thing, while Eastern lore has to have tiny people flying through the air and kicking larger peoples butts. The short man syndrome taken to the extreme.

So okay, I suspended my disbelief becuse the rest of the flick was that good. River Thames is a 17 year old girl who has been programmed to kick some serious ass, and it helps that she can read minds, too. Teaming up with a rapscallion band of future pirate/brigands who've taken to spitting in the evil empire's eye is all it takes for a merry chase across the cosmos.

Seems that there's this planet, this forbidden planet, if you will, that just happened to be one of those worlds that didn't take to terraforming. Terraforming, we are told, takes dozens of years, and no, I didn't toss a shoe at the TV, I let it be. I suspended the yadda-yadda again, went with the flow, and stayed tuned to the intreprid adventures because the actors nailed their lines, and the lines were nail-able, and the director knew when to pull back when things were getting out of hand.

The band manages to fight it's way onto the Forbidden Planet, discover it's evil secret, give the bad guy one helluva fight, and did I mention there's a tad of cleavage?

A very good way to waste some time while you're waiting for Godot. Send the grownup part of you to bed and let the kid have some fun for a while why don't you.

And since I am unable to respond in the comment section, yes, Lem. Lisa was saying the same thing. Pleasantly surprised that the thing rocked and we want some more.

Sundays...And you think YOUR job sucks

Cliff May Over At The Corner....


According to U.S. News & World Report: "The list of suspects is long: ex-Baathists, foreign jihadists, and angry Sunnis, to name a few. Now add to that roster hard-core Euroleftists.

“Turns out that far-left groups in western Europe are carrying on a campaign dubbed Ten Euros for the Resistance, offering aid and comfort to the car bombers, kidnappers, and snipers trying to destabilize the fledgling Iraq government. In the words of one Italian website, Iraq Libero (Free Iraq), the funds are meant for those fighting the occupanti imperialisti. The groups are an odd collection, made up largely of Marxists and Maoists, sprinkled with an array of Arab emigres and aging, old-school fascists, according to Lorenzo Vidino, an analyst on European terrorism based at The Investigative Project in Washington, D.C. "It's the old anticapitalist, anti-U.S., anti-Israel crowd," says Vidino, who has been to their gatherings, where he saw activists from Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Italy. "The glue that binds them together is anti-Americanism." The groups are working on an October conference to further support "the Iraqi Resistance." A key goal is to expand backing for the insurgents from the fringe left to the broader antiwar and antiglobalization movements."
Oh good grief, but Euroleftists have been holding secret meetings for decades as they brunch away the hours deciding how to best destroy the United States. But if anyone in their right mind believes that ANY of these wealthy loons would wish to get caught financing a supply of dental floss that made it's way to a terrorists napsack then strike them off of the list of anyone in their right minds. It has forever been fashionable to erect big-boy tree houses from which to plot total world domination but from everything I've learned or heard about that's pretty much all they can do in this day and age.

ISLAM finances moslem terror. Or 99.999% of it. They do it through nefarious and not so nefarious means, and the till is getting emptier with every passing day. Weapons don't win wars (yes, the A-Bomb shut the Japanese down but we would have taken them out by conventional means if necessary), mass numbers don't win wars (not since the days of archers and pikemen), what wins a war is leadership, logistics, and luck. Militant Islam has the leadership (not brilliant leaders, mind you, for as long as there are young men and now women eager to reap a heavenly reward there'll be candidates for stupid things that sometimes even work), for the Koran gives total military authority to whomever has risen to the stature of mullah-honcho, EVERYONE gets lucky now and then, and at first the logistics were relatively easy to come by.

Not so, anymore. Incredibly sophisticated eyes and ears are searching for anyone who would aid and abet the latest moslem quest to regain the holyland. Even if Bill Clinton were still in office times would be tough for the crazed sand fleas, and with W at the helm...even with all of his weaknesses...things are bleak indeed for the men that would be king.

France to contain bird flu by any means...

February 26, 2006 -- PARIS — French President Jacques Chirac urged consumers not to panic yesterday, hours after the government announced the European Union's first outbreak of deadly bird flu in commercial poultry.

Chirac said chickens and eggs remained safe to eat as he munched a piece of the famously succulent chicken from the Ain region, where the lethal virus was confirmed in turkeys.

Panic among consumers is "totally unjustified," Chirac said during a visit to open the annual Paris Agriculture Fair. "The virus in question . . . is automatically destroyed by cooking. So there is absolutely no danger."

"Failing that," President Chirac continued, "all of France will immediately surrender to representatives of the virus, and seek terms to assure the cessation of hostilities."

Even Conservative Sports Scribes Don't Understand Guns...

"OK, so let's say we're to take the latest insanity at face value:

Let's say we believe the gun 20-year-old TrailBlazer Sebastian Telfair boarded a jet with is a gun that belongs to his girlfriend, and that he grabbed the wrong bag when leaving the house, and that she bought the gun for protection.

But then the question becomes, protection from whom?"

Ah. let me take a wild stab at this, Phil (Mushnick), okay? From those who would cause her harm when he was away from home? The FBI tells us that hundreds of thousands of women defend themselves each and every year simply by the presentation of a firearm, Phil. Overall, two million folks do the same, so it is not a stretch to believe that a woman exercised her rights to own a gun for self defense. What's implausible, is that somehow, someway, he took HER bag with him on the plane.

Every see what a womans luggage looks like?

"Oh honey? You grabbed my stripped-passion-pink-D'Cerio instead of your black on black suitcase when you left this morning..."

George Will...

"...In 1989, in two speeches in Austria, Irving said, among much else, that only 74,000 Jews died of natural causes in work camps and millions were spirited to Palestine after the war. An arrest warrant was issued. Last November, Irving was arrested when he came to Austria to address some right-wing students. Last week, while Europe was lecturing Muslims about the virtue of tolerating free expression by Danish cartoonists, Irving was sentenced to three years in prison.

American legislators, using the criminal law for moral exhibitionism, enact "hate crime" laws. Hate crimes are, in effect, thought crimes. Hate crime laws mandate enhanced punishments for crimes committed as a result of, or at least when accompanied by, particular states of mind of which the government particularly disapproves. Governments that feel free to stigmatize, indeed criminalize, certain political thoughts and attitudes will move on to regulating what expresses such thoughts and attitudes - speech."

Well, you see, George, it's like this; politicians vie for the attention of the public. To be considered liberal, a politician must believe that some crimes are so very very bad thay they require extra special punishment. The Austrians, Australians, and Canadians...as well as a dozen or so other countries...have some of the MOST sensitive politicians in the world, so ANY mention of the holocaust causes them great pain. Criminals must therefore be made to not only atone for their crimes, but for the pain inflicted upon sensitive ministers of government.

And it's the same with our hate crimes. Such malevolence causes our elected representatives to virtually bolt upright from a sound sleep, shouting unintelligible pleas of nepenthe directed at they who've been criminally-hated.

When you can't shoot, learn to dunk. Takes less practice and impresses those who believe that size is more important than skill. Athletes do it to get attention and so do politicians.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Another RIP

LOS ANGELES — "Darren McGavin, the husky, tough-talking actor who starred in the TV series "Mike Hammer" and "Riverboat" and played strong roles in such films as "The Man with the Golden Arm, "The Natural" and the surprise hit "A Christmas Story," has died. He was 83."

I remember Mr. McGavin best from his Kolchak: The Night Stalker series, and of course as the Dad in Christmas Story. As Karl Kolchak he was terrific as the reporter always looking for a supernatural angle, then having the cops step in and tell him to keep things quiet once he stumbled across the occasional vampire or werewolf. He was a TV regular in the old days, appearing in such hits as Gunsmoke, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Mission Impossible, then later in the barfathon Murphy Brown series, portraying her father.

Tuck this...

Crossbreed brand tuckable. Kydex holster on a leather, pancake-like sheath.

Breaking news from the Sudan....

Latest News From Sudan At Sudan.Net
UN envoy rejects Sudan government's criticism - AP 02/22/06. Death toll fromcholera outbreak in southern Sudan rises to 59 - Xinhua 02/22/06 ...

Hmmm. Okay. Same old, same old. Barbarians dying of curable diseases because they're, well, barbarians, and the UN moaning about something or another. Let's see what else is happening in that part of the Dark Continent. Never know, sometimes there's some interesting shit going on...

Man forced to marry goat in southern Sudan

Feb 24, 2006 (MALAKAL) — A certain Mr Tombe was caught having an intimate relation with a goat belonging to a Mr Alifi at Hai Malakal — Upper Nile State, southern Sudan — on February 13. Tombe was ordered to pay the goat’s dowry and take the animal as his wife .

Mr Alifi said: "It was around midnight when Tombe came to do his nonsense on my goat, and I was already in bed inside my house. Suddenly , I heard the goat make a loud noise. Immediately, I rushed outside to find Mr Tombe was naked and engaged in a relation with my goat . When I asked him what are you doing there, he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".

Alifi then brought some elders to decide the fate of the goat defiler.
"They said I should not take him to the police , but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife."

Nah, I was wrong. Same old shit.

RIP Barney

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) - Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept
generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on
"The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81."
I was 9 years old when Don Knotts fumbed his way into our living room, and by the second season he'd become my favorite comedic actor. Don was born to play Barney and it showed. No one is that good of an actor; Knotts let the inner Knotts take over and the show wasn't close to the same after he left to make movies such as The Incredible Mr. Limpett.
Here's hoping the big guy upstairs lets you have a pocketfull, Barn.

Saturdays" Baseball Been Bery, Bery Good To Me" Photo

Saturday's Spot-The-Rich-Guy Photo

Might be time for the Danes to stock-up on taffy...

Agora :: Turkey: Apologize now! :: February :: 2006

I think the Turks wanted the Danes to say they're sorry for those dirty old Mo Koranimations, or there'd be no Turkey in the European Union (yeah I can play straight man so have at it).

It seems they did ask, then maybe retracted, but translating stuff from Moslemish to Danish to English has even the experts a'twitter.

Found the link over at Misha's.

Letters...We Get Letters...

Guestworker Programs: Do They Make Sense for America?

WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter has just circulated his version of a bill to establish a vast guestworker program that would legalize millions of illegal aliens and import an unlimited number of additional workers from abroad, in addition to unprecedented increases in legal immigration. Its passage would set the stage for a conflict with the House of Representatives, which approved a comprehensive enforcement measure in December.

Supporters of a guestworker program need to answer some important questions: * Is the Department of Homeland Security capable of properly administering such a program? * What can past legalization and guestworker programs, both here and abroad, teach us? * What will be the cost to taxpayers of importing more unskilled workers and their families, and legalizing those here illegally (thus making them eligible for more government services)? * Is the American economy truly reliant upon the labor of foreign workers? * Is there no way other than legalization to address the problem of 12 million illegal aliens? To assess these and other questions at the very start of the Senate's guestworker deliberations, the Center for Immigration Studies will sponsor a panel discussion featuring leading experts on the economics and administration of U.S. immigration policy.

The luncheon panel will convene on Friday, March 3, in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club at 12 noon, and include: * Bill King, former head of the Border Patrol Academy and administrator of the 1986 illegal-alien amnesty on the West Coast * Philip Martin, professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, and former member of the Commission on Agricultural Workers * Steven Camarota, Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies * Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies.

Center for Immigration Studies 1522 K St. NW, Suite 820 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 466-8185 fax: (202) 466-8076 center@cis.org www.cis.org
Okay, shoot me for saying this but in the name of all that's holy can we ask the people who are simply dying to come here to please learn the language. America assimilated the Germans, the Irish, the Italians, countless Asian societies, and the list goes on and on. They became Americans. It's wonderful for people to have a fond remembrance of their roots but there has never been a society that has lasted once the people within it could not friggin understand one another. Whenever I traveled I made damn sure that there was a translator available for a language I was not proficient with...out of RESPECT for the culture and people I was visiting. If I want to live in France then I learn French. Same with Germany or Italy or Spain. Hell, I even learned to speak Australian, so please now; welcome aboard if you follow our laws and are willing to become Americans. That means speaking the English language.


In NYC you can take the driving exam in 133 languages, and they'll find a coach for you if yours isn't on the list. Have ANY idea what that costs? Should we tax those who place an undo burden on the system? I go to the VA office and there's a copier 10' from the guys desk and he tells me to go home and make copies or they'll charge me for doing so there. Same with the fax machine. And I understand this. I don't WANT to be a strain on the system, or be seen as someone who can't seem to do a bloody thing for himself. Needing help is all well and good but sweet mother of pearl the madness must stop somewhere.

Is it asking too much for someone to pitch-in rather than asked to be propped-up?


"Liberals favor the 1st Amendment over the 2nd because they like to talk. And talk. And talk. Were Conservatives to gut the 1st as much as Liberals wish to do with the 2nd...

Al we' be l ft wi h w s a languag th t mad no sen e.

The amendments, you see, are there to enhance the Constitution, not to slowly but surely erase it."

Uh huh. It's been said that if the Loons fussed with the First Amendment as much as they do the Second, by now we'd be down to just the vowels.

Ad Sense

The ads at the bottom of the page have been making sense lately, and this puzzles me. I've been yammering on and on about shooting this with that and they've taken notice and featured the following:

Precision Shooting Applications of Borescopes by Gradient Lens Corporation

Hmm. Okay, so I click in, and it's a serious site for the mega-buck shooter. But listen to this:

"If you are a target shooter, benchrest shooter, varmint hunter, rifle collector, gunsmith, firearms manufacturer, forensic scientist or even an everyday hunter you will find the Hawkeye borescope a valuable tool for leaning about the care, cleaning and quality of your rifle barrels."

They mention everything but the single most important reason to own a firearm. Self-defense. Too un-politically correct? Advertising something to help in zapping groundhogs but omitting protecting home and hearth.

Okay. Guess someone spending several thousand on a hunting rifle is the one they're after, and not us poor folk who balk at spending more than two grand or so on a deer gun, or half that on a handgun. Shit, I don't even know if I'm supposed to be calling attention to the ads or what I think of them, but too bad. They do not earn me a penny, and if they DID I'd be all over their asses because I'm a sucky businessman and would be the biggest pain to deal with.

Watching: The Thing

John Carpenter version. Remake of the kickass original starring Kenneth Tobey and James Arness as The Thing From Another World. Adapted from John Campbell's short story, "Who Goes There?" Anything else and I'd have to Google and that'd piss off the PJ's. Don't need to be on their hit list.

This is one terrific boogeyman from outer space flick. Not as good as the original but nothing could be. Comes damned close, though. All you hear about the first was how it was really all about the zenophobia that was rampant in America circa 1951. That's of course from those who simply MUST find some deep frickin meaning behind what was really just a Haunted House In The Tundra flick. The loons, mostly. Disagree with ANYthing they adore and it is because you're insulated and close-minded. God forbid you like or dislike something on it's merits and without agenda.

The '51 version had the best dialogue I've ever heard, and Carpenter strove mightily to have his characters act and talk like actual human beings and not a gaggle of Hollywood actors trying to out-do one another as they chew up the scenery. I didn't particularly like Carpenter's ending, but it'd be hard to close out a movie like that, at least nowadays. The loons NEED their hystrionics or it's a no-go.

Passing it along

Okay, so the nice gentlemen at CENTCOM sent me this link and asked if I would pass it on. I am. And I'll ask Lisa if she'd be so kind as to include the thing in our Favorite Places along with the other links I've been meaning to add.

Home - _

Friday, February 24, 2006

Kershaw Blur

Good all-around knife. Something along the lines of $100 or so suggested retail but shopping around takes it down to about $60. Spring assisted opening allows for a quick presentation, and while it isn't a Schrade Old Timer that can lop off medium sized branches, it's as sharp as a reasonable priced blade can be, retains the edge and can be resharpened with a decent stone. And I do mean stone, not one of those useless burr-removing sticks that chefs employ. Not comparing it to a $750 ninja special such as those advertised in many of the gun magazines, but for the price it's hard to beat. 3 and a half inch blade, weighs 4 ounces, and the carrying clip can be adjusted or removed altogether.

The Box 'O Truth Takes On A 12 And A 20...

When the Box 'O Truth guy(s) first began their backyard shenanigans I was ecstatic. Put an experienced gunster in his very own range and give him unlimited ammo to play with and test. Wowser. Use the knowledge gleaned from a decade of modern firearms experimentation and translate it to the visceral, everyman level.

Geez but was I wrong. Proof-positive that some people simply cannot generate data and be expected to arrive at an intelligent conclusion. They misinterpret ballistic gelatin information time and again, and make ridiculous assumptions from their shoddily done testing. I thought that as time went by they'd learn from their mistakes, refine the process, but such thoughts were in error. SOME "experts" believe that a minimum of 12" penetration is adequate for self defense purposes, but the Box-Boys translate adequate to mean plenty.

Case in point, and I'll type slow just in case one of them is watching. From the outer reaches of my right tricep, to the sternum or breastbone, is approximately 15". Using ballistic gelatin as the medium of determining the effect of a projectile fired into FLESH, the bullet would enter the first layer of skin...which translates to 2" of gelatin penetration...pass through 5" of upper arm, then exit through another layer of skin BEFORE entering the chest area. A bullet exiting skin is equivalent to 4 MORE inches of ballistic gelatin, so before the thing even reaches the boiler room it has expended 11 of it's terminal inches.Travel the additional 10" to reach the pump, and as the Kentuckians say, Viola!

That's 21 inches to get a heart shot on someone of my physiology if shooting them from the side. For you New Jerseyians, that's a lot more than 12. Which is why the REAL experts use the 12" mark as a minimum. Can't expect to hit every foe dead center so you should be using a bullet/gun configuration that accounts for arms and hands and whatever to get in the way.

Besides the obvious errors, the Box-Boys continue to use whatever old ammo is on hand when they COULD be using anything from ANYWHERE in the world. People practically beg them to test super-dee-duper ammunition. Free of charge. We'll send it, you shoot it. No strings.

So the latest offering is a duel between a 12 gauge and a 20 gauge shotgun. Forget the fact that they refuse to construct a Fackler box and STILL use water jugs because...well because. Forget the fact that the type of ammunition selected is not what has seen REAL world service and been determined to provide the maximum bang for the buck, because...well, because.

But, they do mean well. Still haven't a clue as to what this is really all about, but they try. Alla this here scientifical beeswax is a might troublesome on the old brain housing group, but lookee here, we done shot us some more water jugs!

Down memory lane...

Ever since two of the commentors here mentioned kickass rifles, I, like any mildly retarded person would do, have been fixating on precisely what the biggest rifle I've had the pleasure of knocking me flat on my stupid ass was.

I was 16 going on 17 when my Uncle Frank took me for a drive to his VFW hall in North Jersey. This was one of those oldtime establishments, you know, the kind with the rusty old tank in the front yard and more .50 caliber machineguns pointing at you than could easily be counted. Uncle Frank swore me to secrecy because if my Mother knew that I'd be firing a .55 caliber she'd turn it on all of us.

Yeah, a .55. Old British rifle, made in Canada during the early days of WWII. Kicked like a mule and bit like a crocodile. I had announced my intentions of joining the Marines as soon as High School was done with, and it seemed that from that point on the men in the family began treating me differently. Anyway, Uncle Frank wanted me to try out a "real" rifle, something that the Marine Raiders of WWII fell in love with, and I was just as dumb then as I am now so I said, sure.

The thing was all the rage for a while, and I'd heard of but never seen a Brit-Boy. Boys was the name of the inventor, or the British officer who convinced the military to begin manufacturing these rifles to stop lightly armored vehicles, and my Dad agreed that yes indeed, they'd crippled many a Japanese tank with a liberal dose of 750 grain tungsten-cored bullets traveling somewhere around 3000 feet per second. After the 1968 gun control, spit, act, spit, was passed, anything over .50 caliber was considered a monster-evil-dinosaur-killing-projectile-from-hell, and goodbye Boys. From that point on, all guns and rifles belonging to lowly civilians had to fire a bullet no bigger than half an inch, and some VFW halls had theirs fitted for smaller barrels. Others did not. Some of those others paid the hefty fees to own such monsters of the range and some did not.

Anyway, I shot one before the nannystaters demanded they be circumsized, and if I look really really close I can still see the mark it left on my right shoulder. I was firing from the prone position and do believe I made a cartoon-character divot in the ground as it drove me backwards. Hurt like hell but I smiled and said how great it was.

I've since squeezed off rounds from big rifles, and of course the odd rocket launcher now and again, but I'll say without hesitation that the Brit-Boy made an impression which this boy never forgot.

Dennis just loves it when he's correct...

And why not? After all of the bonehead moves he's made with regards to trusting certain people, were I Dennis I'd be fairly preening after finding myself back on track.

The flubdubbery over letting them damned A-rabs into the same room with all of our port security memorabilia was a kneejerk that I, happily, did not cavort to along with the other puppeteer-wannabe's. Big deal I got something right for once. Silly me wanted to have a look-see at why in the name of all hells "W" was defending the sand fleas. Dennis has been illustrating WHY, and I give him credit for it.
"At the Port of New York and New Jersey, P&O (with its Danish co-partner) manages exactly one cargo terminal, the Port Newark Container Terminal at the Port Newark/Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal Complex. Guess who else manages a (larger) cargo terminal at the Port Newark/Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal Complex at Port Newark? COSCO. That would be the China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, and it’s the state-owned national flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China.

That’s Communist China to my fellow Conservatives out there.
Communist. China.

It’s the country that you’re all boycotting Google about.

Have a gander at the whole fandango and draw your own conclusions. And it's okay; I'll still love you no matter what. You're allowed to have an opinion that doesn't always echo what the hive mind is buzzing about.

Hasten Thee, Oh Ye Majesty's Minions...

...to the Rottweiler.

Besides the usual tomfoolery most fair, Misha is running a poll that asks one to describe a certain Ms Schlussel. My selection is currently in second place but was an easy call.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

And since I'm still smiling from a great day at the range...

MidwayUSA - PMC Gold Ammunition 40 S&W 155 Grain Starfire Hollow Point Box of 20

I've ordered a box of these. Tried including a picture but it seems that Booger has had it with my posting photographs for a while, and continues to send error message after error message in their stead.

No matter. I've used Starfire in the .357 magnum incarnation and the recovered bullets were nothing if not spectacular. Anytime a round starts off at .357 of an inch and mushrooms to .9 of an inch something is going rather well with the design. In .40 caliber I'd expect the same accuracy and enough punk-punching-power to rival my beloved Rangers, so we'll see what we shall see.

Now more than ever...

You might want to click on over to Stop The ACLU and have a look-see. Fair weather fiends might turncoat, but Semper Fidelis doesn't mean "until the shit hits the fan" so we're sill onboard.

I mean, fer chrissake it was a lawyer dissing these guys, okay. To any sane person that amounts to high praise.
Scientist's Visa Denial Sparks Outrage in India

"A decision two weeks ago by a U.S. consulate in India to refuse a visa to a prominent Indian scientist has triggered heated protests in that country and set off a major diplomatic flap on the eve of President Bush's first visit to India.

The scientist told Indian newspapers that his dealing with the U.S. consulate was "the most degrading experience of my life."
Yes. I'm quite sure that all of India is up in arms because some heretofore unknown chemist frigged up his paperwork and was asked, gasp, to explain what "I blow up things very much thank you for some fire", meant. If you've never seen some of the incomprehensible drivel that passes for visa applications from places like India, then treat yourself first chance you get. After laughing your ass off for a minute or so you'll eventually calm down enough to save the thing where it's easy to find should you need a quick chortle. The Indians use the British chemist to describe what we would call a pharmacist, and in providing the job description for someone who dabbles in actual organic chemistry or the like, they'll oft times generate several lengthy attachments that cannot be translated by anyone to or from any known language.

And degrading? Sure. Stepping aside for your mother the cow is cool but being asked to follow the laws of another country is degrading.

Range Report

Went to the old range in Micanopy and fired off a few hundred rounds of various .40 caliber's. This is a 10 lane indoor affair, run by people who know guns and ammo. The cost was $6 per half hour of squeeze, and I even took my favorite squeeze along for a look see. The gun we used was the Glock-27.

The place was clean, and the only complaint a newbee might have would be to make a big deal of the relatively low-wattage lighting, but for me it was okay. I don't go to an indoor expecting to don sunglasses and since I was firing off a shitload of modern self-defense ammunition it was good training. Most firefights between good guys and lawyers...strike that, bad guys...occur in squint as you squeeze conditions.

50 rounds of Winchester White Box. 40SWVP, or WWB as the gunsters like to refer to the fmj 165 grain target ammunition that we used. Popular among all calibers because of the decent price, and unless you load your own or get a great deal on the net you'd have to stretch to find .40 caliber rounds any cheaper. Hard to beat $15 for 100 rounds, but for me they're to test the feed, fire, and flingery of whatever semi-auto is in use, and not by any means an accurate personal defense round. They flashed dramatically, boomed to beat the band, but were easy enough to keep on paper. I'm the worst one to ask about handgun recoil, but I suppose the average joe would call these a medium load.

50 rounds of Winchester Ranger, 165 grain SXT, RA40TA jacketed hollowpoints were up next. To me this was the softest shooting ammo of the day, and the most accurate as well. Low flash, and lower boom-boom than the WWB's. Ten yard groups of 2"-3" were easy from the offhand, and there is simply nothing bad to say about this modern bullet. Generally considered to be the best defensive ammunition on the market. Against 2-legged predators. Our cost was a little over $19 including delivery, and the range had them for $29 before tax.

We then went right to an 180 grain version of the same bullet and for the life of me I couldn't tell the difference, except perhaps a slight tendency to shoot a little higher than the 165 grainers. I'd be somewhat hestitant to use them in a gun with a 3.5" barrel for fear they'd not expand each and every time, but those who've shot them into ballistic gelatin say otherwise. 50 rounds of these went downrange without a burp.

50 rounds of Winchester SXT jacketed hollowpoints...NOT the Rangers but the sissified civilian version that is available everywhere as opposed to the LEO Ranger-T's. Perfectly legal for a civvy to own and shoot the Rangers, but Winchester distributors like keeping the supply limited to law enforcement so a lot of folks mistakenly purchase the talon-less SXT. Also 165 grainers, this round makes a louder noise, a tad more flash than the T version, and is not as accurate. Gelatin and street response have been unfavorable regarding penetration and expansion, but the gun magazines love these things because they look so evil. Better than harsh words, but cannot be classified as good self defense ammunition. Got them on sale a few months back for $11 per 25 rounds.

Cor-Bon 135 grain JHP's came next, and these were the snappiest rounds of the day. At 1325 fps these bullets are rivalling .357 Sig performance, and while totally controllable they were louder and flashier than any of the other bullets we shot this day. Accuracy was fair to good. $22 before shipping and handling direct from www.corbon.com for 20 cartridges. Street results have been favorable, but the gello-kids don't like the way this round fragments before coming to a less than impressive 10"-11" or so. I'd have no problems shooting these on a daily basis, but the recoil sensitive should be wary especially when fired from a smallish weapon. We emptied 2 boxes for a total of 40 shots.

Remington Golden Saber, 165 grain brass jacketed hollowpoints ended the show, and were just a tad flashier than the Rangers. Recoil was mild, boom-boom was moderate, and the accuracy was a hair off the Ranger performance. 50 rounds fired, no drama.

For the clunker magazine. Yep, one of the 7 we brought had a mild case of the hiccoughs. Didn't matter what bullet was being fired as we tried em all in this aftermarket piece of junkishness, it simply had the propensity to lock in the last bullet each and every time. I'll take the thing apart to see what's up but never, ever use it for a self defense magazine. So what if at the range it only allows me to crank off 8 instead of the usual 9, but I wouldn't wish to discover what else it might have in store if push came to shove.

All in all a good afternoon. I shot the little bugger until the barrel was hot to the touch, and the gun itself did just fine. Reasonably lightweight, accurate at self defense distances (as I said, under 3" at 10 yards when shooting pretty much as fast as you can is mighty fine for so short a barrel), and a great punch for so small a package. Lisa even cranked out a few and left with nothing more than a slight tingle in her shooting hand. The trigger, for me, is great, the recoil non-existent, and there's a plethora of terrific ammunition for this gun.

As soon as we got home I scrubbed the thing to like-new cleanliness, and it's resting comfortably in it's favorite holster. Next time up, we'll wring out the Ruger GP-100 and let you know how that went. And as always, click the pic for a bigger version.

Beckwith's Pistol Range
Off Hwy 441 Micanopy, FL 32667

It doesn't get any dumber than this

Shoot to hurt, pol urges cops

Daily News Exclusive: Sen. David Paterson is pushing a bill that would require cops to shoot to wound, rather than using deadly force - drawing outrage from officers. The bill also would create a new provision for second-degree manslaughter.
Moonbat Paterson has been watching far too much bad television. There is no reliable way to disable someone by shooting to wound. Most people do not even realize they've been shot until the adrenaline wears off and the biggest problem ANYONE has when meeting force on force is the fact that handguns are no where near effective enough to stop someone dead in their tracks. Sure it happens, but for every bad guy dropped by a one-shot-stop there are dozens who keep right on coming. Bullets kill, sure they do, but an assailant can take his sweet old time expiring while continuing to dole out harm to all around him.

Seems like Senator Paterson got his hands on some old Lone Ranger movies, and next he'll be asking why police just don't shoot the guns out of the bad guys hand.

George Will On "The Happiness Gap"

"Begin with a paradox: Conservatives are happier than liberals because they are more pessimistic.

Conservatives think the book of Job got it right ("Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward"), as did Adam Smith ("There is a great deal of ruin in a nation"). Conservatives understand that society in its complexity resembles a giant Calder mobile — touch it here and things jiggle there, and there, and way over there. Hence conservatives acknowledge the Law of Unintended Consequences, which is: The unintended consequences of bold government undertakings are apt to be larger than, and contrary to, the intended ones.

Conservatives' pessimism is conducive to their happiness in three ways. First, they are rarely surprised — they are right more often than not about the course of events. Second, when they are wrong they are happy to be so. Third, because pessimistic conservatives put not their faith in princes — government — they accept that happiness is a function of fending for oneself. They believe that happiness is an activity — it is inseparable from the pursuit of happiness.
The right to pursue happiness is the essential right that government exists to protect. Liberals, taking their bearings, whether they know it or not, from President Franklin Roosevelt's 1936 State of the Union address, think the attainment of happiness itself, understood in terms of security and material well-being, is an entitlement that government has created and can deliver."

Translation to all of the above: Conservatives know that to make an omelet one must first break some eggs. And while Mr. Will remains the quintessential surly-puss if ever there was one, this essay of his...on happiness...should be read in it's entirety.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Don't ya just hate it when...

...Weasels who've done something once or twice then boast a level of proficiency far beyond mortal men.

...Weasels who will not tolerate any opinion other than their own, to the point of making a total fool of themselves in the "that's not what I said" litany employed by the terminally pompous.

...The terminally pompous whine and whinge before taking into account the possibility that theirs may not be the definitive say on EVERY matter.

...He-Man-Women-Haters try to disguise themselves as open minded web log authors.

Welcome to the web. Internet muscles galore. Ego's the size of Texas. Small people climbing so high above their intellectual capacity one is amazed that a collective nose bleed prodigous enough to make the New Orleans flood seem picayune in comparison doesn't short circuit the entire deal in one gay swoop. And pardon my use of that word. To me it doesn't mean homosexual, and I shouldn't use it as much as I do because to others it does. Gay is a surrey with a frilly little fringe on the top. Plenty of them posing as one thing or another in the attempt to hide what they truly are. But have courage. Never too late to fess up, but the longer one strains at it, the greater the chance of flat out spitting the bit.


This particular cant locks the Fobus Roto Paddle Holster to me like it's welded on.

Might not work for YOU, but muzzle forward, paddle on the right hip, and I'm good to go.
Was surfing the following...

MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - The word IS only means IS.

And found a link to the following:

By Debbie Schlussel
"At the time of the ACLU Lawsuit regarding NSA Spying, I announced that if you were interested in intervening in the lawsuit to please contact me. Michelle Malkin was kind enough to link to it. I was contacted by John Stephenson a/k/a Jay Stephenson of StoptheACLU.com, who--like hundreds of others--wanted to get involved.

Since I informed Michelle and others that the only costs would be filing fees and costs, Jay volunteered to have the Paypal account for this set up at his site. That was a mistake (because Jay has since shown a predilection for stealing--more on that below). Both Michelle and I (and other websites) generously linked to Jay's site (he was one of hundreds of people who contacted me), and we asked that people donate at that Paypal account. Mistake #2. We gave Jay and his site many links each time he asked (incessantly).

Since then, Jay informed me that he misused the bulk of the funds on himself, spending $600.00 of the money on an ad for his blog and $200.00 on maintenance for his site. I doubt the fifty or so people who donated wanted their money meant to pay expenses to go to the Jay Stephenson a/k/a John Stephenson Personal Pleasure Account. In short, Jay stole the money. When Jay informed me of this, I insisted he put the money back. I don't know whether he ever did, and I doubt it. He refuses to provide any accounting.

...Thereafter, Jay decided to defame me and link to other sites that did, while still thinking I'd represent him. It's my policy not to provide free legal work to people who attack me. Not a smart move, Jay. But that was not the beginning, just the final straw after this misappropriation of funds. Jay, after agreeing in writing to provide an accounting and transfer the money--including that which he stole and claims he repaid--to an independent account, decided he wanted to keep the money for himself and refused to live up to his agreement. (Surprise, surprise.) I don't know exactly how much was raised, but it was about $1,400, the bulk of which Jay stole/misappropriated/spent on himself. I also don't know the names or contact information for the donors, either, because consistent with his dishonest behavior, Jay refuses to provide that. Instead he allegedly sent them a letter that, frankly, cannot be further from the truth.

If you gave money to Jay, please contact him to get it back. We are now working with StoptheACLU.ORG, which is run by an honest individual, a description that cannot be bestowed on either Jay Stephenson a/k/a John Stephenson or his StoptheACLU.com site. Remember that, the next time you may be tempted to contribute to his site or even believe anything you read on it. Jay has demonstrated consistently that he is neither honest nor trustworthy. We hope the IRS is reading.

As for the intervention, we are proceeding. Neither Jay nor his site has ever been my client, and this does not change a thing in the direction of the intervening action."

Posted by Debbie at February 21, 2006 02:58 PM

Ms Schlussel posts the above, then deletes comments to the contrary or outright bans commentators from telling the full story. Lots of bloggers pull this shit, so it's unfair to single her out, but she singles herself out by such outlandish behavior. Christ on a crutch but can't this woman summon a shred of decency.

What's that? She's a lawyer, and in their wet dreams they get to argue a case while gagging everyone who has a different opinion?

Fucking wild ass shit. I tell ya.

PS: will try to log in at Debbie's blog and post something reasonably benign.

Wheely's In Tupperware...

$60 bucks a pop. Kydex revolver holsters. IWB, OWB, Clip-on, or Paddle. A little steep for plastic, no? I've never carried a sixgun in Kydex and was thinking about it until I saw the pricetag. Probably should check Uncle Mike's again but I didn't think he made this rig for wheelguns. Or a lot of wheelguns.

Time For John And Sammy To Step Up To The Plate...

Abortion Case to Test New Justices

"The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether a 2003 federal ban on the procedure that critics call "partial birth" abortion is constitutional, setting the stage for its most significant ruling on abortion rights in almost 15 years.

For the Supreme Court, the issue is whether the constitutional right to have an abortion means that any law regulating this procedure must contain an exception to protect a woman's health.

In a 1992 decision reaffirming the abortion right first announced in Roe v. Wade 19 years earlier, the court barred abortion regulations that pose an "undue burden" on women."

And when Congress passed a law stating that partial birth abortions were illegal, the then liberal-leaning Supreme Court didn't utter a peep when such abortions were blithely allowed to continue.

That's the liberal way to interpret the Constitution. To hell with the will of the people, let's stack the courts with enough black-robed lawmakers and we can twist the Constitution to mean anything we say it does. Or doesn't.

Typical of the Washington Post to stand in editorial favor of such atrocities, and how wonderful it will be to see such bastions of lunacy screaming to the high heavens when, one after another, these bogus "rights" are done away with.

Ann Gives Thumbs-Down To Arabs Protecting Our Ports...

"The idea that the Democrats have any meaningful interest in America's national security is a joke, so I'm perfectly willing to believe there's more to this port story.

But Bush is going to need a better justification for turning over management of our ports to an Arab country than he's come up with so far — especially now that Jimmy Carter has said it's a good idea. Judging from his life's work to date, Carter's definition of a good idea is "an idea likely to hurt America and/or help its enemies."

Bush's defense of the port deal is to say that "those who are questioning it" need to "step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company."

Shoot me but I disagree with Chairman Ann. It's the perfect time to say that we hold no one accountable for past attrocities simply because of the lattitude and longitude of their birth, and a contract is a contract and without bias. Yes, everyone at the WTC was killed by a moslem, and every serviceperson we've lost since then has been killed by a moslem, and every act of terrorism against us or our allies in the past 6 years has been committed by a moslem.

But I think that for the sake of the very principles that establish the backbone of America, we owe Islam one last chance at joining the modern dance most folks have been referring to as civilization. It speaks volumes about how open and wonderful our great country truly is, and teaches a lesson to those who would discriminate because of another persons religious beliefs. We hate MILITANT Islam, not all of Islam.

But if they fuck this up that'll be the last time I ever say a good word in their general direction. And with regards to the following, I wholeheartedly agree with Ann:

"Needless to say, the Treason Times won't show the cartoons that have incited mass rioting around the globe. At least The New York Times has a good excuse: It's too busy printing national security secrets that will get Americans killed. Its pages are already brimming with classified information about our techniques for spying on terrorists here in America — no room for newsworthy cartoons! The Pentagon Papers and a top-secret surveillance program are one thing; cartoons that irritate Muslims are quite another.

Two days after the Times editorial page justified its decision not to reprint the cartoons as "a reasonable choice for news organizations that usually refrain from gratuitous assaults on religious symbols, especially since the cartoons are so easy to describe in words," the Times ran a photo of the Virgin Mary covered in cutouts from pornographic magazines and cow dung — which I seem to have just described using a handful of common words! Gee, that was easy!"

The Times is a business. Run by scumdogs who care nothing about journalism. They won't offend the Arabs for fear of being denied access to Arabian news sources. They know full well that offending Christians will incite no violent retort nor lose them any business, so they do so with impunity.

Happy 274th, George

The place has changed a bit, but we've done our best to keep it the way you left it, and will continue to do so no matter what Ted Kennedy says.

Rangers Will Stay

I was concerned that Winchester might drop it's line of Ranger-T ammunition, so I sent an email. Here's the timely reply:

Dear Bob:

We have no intention of dropping our "T" Series of ammunition as it is our best seller in the police market. We made the bonded series for people that absolutely must have the best performance through glass and are willing to give up performance through many other mediums. Some police departments have "bonded on the brain" and the specifications that they write for ammunition have little to do with performance other than that the bullet must be bonded. Before we had bonded we were not able to bid on these contracts.


Paul Nowak
Senior Technical Specialist

The Winchester dudes are as forthcoming as the Speer (Gold Dots)specialists in answering emails, and his response was what I figured (hoped) it'd be. You can spend the rest of your natural life flitting from one internet rumor to another but I like going directly to the source. It has worked just fine, thank you, except for that one time I asked the NYPD for some specs on their handgun ammo and you'd a' thought I was wanting to know where they kept the crown jewels. That's okay. Liberal cops in liberal city's have frickin coniptions whenever lowly civilians want to know ANYTHING about firearms or ammunition, so I simply contacted the manufacturer of ALL of NYPD's sidearm ammo and they filled me in quite nicely. The cops in the Apple use Gold Dots because of the issue with bonded rounds, and it's really a non-issue but they're only cops and shouldn't be expected to know anything about modern firearms. The hell with penetration and expansion, the latest magic bullet MUST cut through glass like it wasn't there and who cares what it does to the flesh of a felonious target. Not that Gold Dots aren't damn fine bullets, but there ARE better.

Oh and yeah, another thing about the clueless cops up north; they won't carry +p+ rounds because, sniff, they might be too devastating.


Bottom line is the fact that the best defense ammunition in the world is in no danger of disappearing anytime soon. The only rounds that come close to the T's are PMC Starfires, and close is good in horsehoes and hand grenades but not when your shit is in danger of being gangbanged. Like I said, Gold Dots are good too, and Golden Sabers are nothing to sneeze at either. When in doubt, choose the one that feeds, fires, and flings the best in your own gun.

And if you've a serious question ask the manufacturer. They love strutting their stuff.

Stopping Iran...

"...As for a military option against Iran's nuclear facilities, it remains a possibility — perhaps ultimately a necessity — but those pundits calling blithely for air-strikes have no conception of how intense and difficult a campaign would be required. The Iranians learned from the fate of Saddam Hussein's nuclear project: Tehran's program is hidden, hardened and human-shielded."

Ralph Peters has been positioning himself as a contrarian for some time now. Poo-poo'ing virtually every suggestion concerning the destruction of Iran's nuclear dreams while providing no alternative course of action isn't a discussion, or an opinion, as much as declaring that we're all too stupid to see the big picture. Of course their facilities will be hard to get at. Of course the liberal media will use every last civilian casualty as a a geek show to sell more laundry detergent. But he knows full well that the Pentagon has been feverishly working on this and has generated plans A to Z for the President's perusal.

And so do the Iranians. They can say all they want, but the total destruction of their visions of mushroom clouds over Israel would be a devastating blow and prove to the rest of the world that they're nothing more than just another half-civilized 3rd world country who dared get in the way of the US. They'll talk turkey just as soon as it's apparent that to do otherwise will get them hurt.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Yet another cure for sociopathic behavior...

The new line of Winchester Rangers. Pictured is a .40 caliber retrieved from ballistic gelatin. The old T-series was a buzzsaw of a bullet but had it's problems with maintaining integrity after barrier penetration. The new T's are bonded, and so far seem to be just as nasty.

Only one way to really tell, so I'll be looking for some of the newer rounds to have fun with.

Too Late To Stop Sissy Boy Bond...

Angry Bond Fans Threaten to Boycott Film

"They're shaken, stirred and just plain angry. And several months late with their response. A group of James Bond fans have launched a Web site, , to protest British actor Daniel Craig replacing Pierce Brosnan in the 007 film franchise, and boycott the upcoming Bond movie "Casino..."

Craig is an avowed anti-gun wuss who startles easily. Who cares if it's just an actor portraying a fictitious character? Wouldn't be much of a to-do, but since his acting sucks there'll be no willing suspension of disbelieve in imagining this pansy as James Bond.

Prediction: Another George Lazenby, one-shot-wonder.

Digital Camera Reviews

I kinda like the looks of the new Kodak v570.

Read all about 'em here.
Execution delayed after doctors withdraw

"The planned execution of a man convicted of raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl was delayed until Tuesday night after two anesthesiologists refused to participate because of ethical concerns."

Fine. Off the frig without anesthesia. I'll make sure to check my email, so if you need help...

Ms Minutiae

Finally snored my way into Debbie Does No-Doze. 12 minutes. Frig but that's a long wait to catch some hysterical lady's attempt at writing.

She kvetches about Julie Myers wearing a "Mexican Eagle" brooch, and this is no surprise as just about every bigtime web gal went stark raving mad when Ms Myers was selected as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

But she wears the wrong eagle? Can't get a close a look at the friggin pin to be certain, but sure, it could have been a Beaner Eagle or it could also have been an American Eagle.

And know what?

Who gives a rats ass. This is supposed to mean that she favors open-borders and Mexicans on every doorstep because her eagle might have been a south of the border bird? Sorry, but upon closer examination it looks more like the Ruger logo than anything else, and what could be more American than the country's largest manufacturer of firearms.

Now, Ms Myers DOES give some spooky ass glare from those Manson lamps, but I'll leave the definitive nesting grounds of her eagle to those who see monsters under their beds. Or think that parody/humor blogs are out to get them. And then punish everyone within reach.

Pissy little prigs

So I've been receiving updates alerting me to Best of The Web postings from the Wall Street Journal for over a year. Never cost anything, was never tied into the pay-to-view online Journal subscription...which I later slapped down the 10 bucks a month for...just as a thank you of sorts for the good work the Journal does. I never really used the pay subscription features as I found the stories far from stimulating, and as Best of The Web itself became less interesting to me and the Journal started featuring editorials from tired old lefties, I cancelled the subscription.

Remember now, BOTW was free. But I dropped the sub and wham, they stopped sending me updates.

I weep.

Cue Twilight Zone Music...

Update On The Intervening of The ACLU Vs. NSA Lawsuit
by Jay on 02-20-06 @ 4:27 pm Filed under ACLU

"Because I reported on this site, which has been deleted now, about a fight between Debbie Shlussel and other bloggers, Debbie has decided to no longer represent stoptheaclu.com in the NSA intervening case."

Debbie takes exception to Misha. Then takes it out on Jay. Badanov leaves comments at her site and she deletes them. Meanwhile, I can't even load her bloody thing to see what's up in crazedbitchville but will try again. AND...I try and commiserate with Jay over at STOP and Word Press or whatever the frig it calls itself won't let me log in.

The internet sucks.

Bloggus Interuptus

Been busy as all hells today. Personal life intrudes on this jerkwater blog of mine and I've been messing with a new holster. Lost a screw...don't say it...and have been hand & kneeing the rug looking for the damned thing.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Was so hot today...

Made me think of spring and the beach, so I took a trip on over to Wicked Weasel Bikini's to look for just that perfect one for the better half.

Don't think they can make 'em any skimpier but I've been saying that for a while and am proven wrong time and again.

Thank heavens.

Galco 3-Slot

Have been looking at this particular holster and spotted one at eBay. Starting bid was around 2o bucks, and since this can be had over at Cheaper Than Dirt for about $43 or so, I tossed in my own bid. Thing went all the way to $40...used, no less...and I dropped out quick as shit.

It's leather, cheap leather but looks cool so I guess that's why the winner was upping the ante. Got an email from a Messenger-Mutt (his name, not mine) warning me off this particular Galco rig because it was as stiff as plastic and had a tendency to warp into uncomfortable configurations. $20 wasn't a big deal so I gave it a shot but it wasn't to be. I can always order a brandy new one and return the thing if I don't like it. Try that with some sellers on eBay.

They gazed into the future...

And saw squat.

Back in 1987, Omni readers got it all wrong. Well, most of it wrong:

"1. Timothy Leary believes that by 2007, every schoolchild will have his/her own computer, and that it will be as disposable as a pair of sneakers. What role might computers have in the public education system 20 years from now?"

So okay, they were somewhat correct in stating that pc's would play a larger role in bringing information to school children, but then, and right up to this day, people still make the mistake of believing that computers and education are one and the same thing.

For my money, the predictions were as stupid as when I was a kid and the deal was what would the year 2000 be like. Arthur Clarke's 2001 A Space Odyssey was so far off it was laughable, and while the 1987'ers weren't nearly as bad in their predictions, they weren't anywhere near spot-on, either. No one, repeat, no one is EVER going to make disposable computers because there is NO frickin money in doing so. I'm still awaiting the disposable car, and airplane, and even house. Real life just doesn't work this way. Today things are disposable because they've become shoddy pieces of junk, and manufacturers claim making something affordable and long lasting is impossible in today's economy.

Then again, over at The Corner at National Review Online they believe otherwise. Impressionable bunch of kids, but what are ya gonna do...

Well, It's Official...

Debbie fucking Schlussel is insane.

First she jumps all over Misha's shit, saying she's going to sue because of a humor piece he wrote, and now Ms Schlussel has gone after She.

The broad doesn't just need heavy duty mood elevators, she's a candidate for the remake of The 3 Faces of Eve.

"I got another lovely, oh, so friendly email from her. I have to tell you, she writes like a 13 year old girl who is grumpy because no one asked her to the 8th grade party."

Go read the whole schmear. Frickin chick is whacked. Now she's threatening people with the F.B.I.

Next thing ya know, she'll be screaming at badanov for not knowing shit about basketball and threatening to send a gaggle of seven-footers over his joint to slam dunk his ass into oblivion.

But if she takes on Moxie, I call dibs on the video rights. Might even send Lisa on over. 3 blondes. Then all we'd need was a boatload of mud and someone who was good at making DVD copies as fast as possible.

No Ticky For Wicki

Reference Tool On Web Finds Fans, Censors

"...Shi Zhao called his Internet service provider to complain. A technician confirmed what Shi already suspected: Someone in the government had ordered the site (Wikipedia) blocked again.

Who and why were mysteries, Shi recalled, but the technician promised to pass his complaint on to higher authorities if he put it in writing.
When the site was blocked in 2004, he had submitted a similar letter, and access had been quickly restored. Since then, the Chinese-language edition of Wikipedia had grown, broadening its appeal not only as a reference tool but also as a forum where people across China and the Chinese diaspora could gather, share knowledge and discuss even the most divisive subjects.

But today, four months after Shi submitted his letter, Wikipedia remains blocked.
The government has declined to explain its actions. But its on-again, off-again attempts to disrupt access to the site highlight the Communist Party's deep ambivalence toward the Internet: The party appears at once determined not to be left behind by the global information revolution and fearful of being swept away by it.

The Communist Party polices these emerging Internet communities with censors and undercover agents, and manages a Web site that it said received nearly a quarter-million anonymous tips about "harmful information" online last year. But the methods the party uses to control speech and behavior in the real world have proved less effective in cyberspace, where people get away with more, and where the government is often a step behind.
When authorities catch up, citizens often have already weakened the party's grip on public life and succeeded in expanding civil society. They have organized charity drives for rural schoolchildren and mobilized students for anti-Japanese protest marches."
Mobilizing students for anti-Japanese, huh? Ah, now I see why the loons are up in arms. The dastardly government...hey, they're communists but even liberals can only go so far...has put a crimp in the locals protesting against an American ally, and that's gotta hurt the feewings of every lefty on the face of the planet.

The above may be found in it's entirety over at the Washington Post, and one simply must feel for the crackheads as they strive to remain dryhumpers of everything commie whilest the yellow peril puts a crimp in fucking with America.

Poor babies.

NYPD Stings Gun Sellers...

"Undercover detectives in "Operation Tripod" posed as gun buyers and were able to purchase a total of 116 guns over the course of a year, Commissioner Ray Kelly announced yesterday."

Amazing. 116 "guns". One year. Give me the cash and I'll bring home 116 firearms a week and that's just in Manhattan. None of the guns were fully automatic or of the "assault weapon" type, just, well, pistols and rifles. But in NYC that means evil incarnate. And let's face it, the money these undercover cops spend on the street is ridiculous. The article goes on to say that the prices were twice what one would expect to pay if purchasing them legally, but duh. These are cops looking to make a score and they flash the cash and don't bargain. And the dumb ass Post doesn't even get it that if the weapons really were going for two times the normal selling price, that simply means that firearms legal elsewhere are artificially inflated because of the city's wacked laws.

116. One whole year. Boggles the mind

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Good grief but where's Dennis and his peaceful Somali's?

We all could use a tale or two featuring law abiding moslems:

"...But it was in Nigeria, where mutual suspicions between Christians and Muslims have led to thousands of deaths in recent years, that tensions boiled over into sectarian violence."

After thousands of deaths in recent years as a result of sectarian violence, tensions suddenly boiled over into sectarian violence?
We guess that you’d have to be at least as terminally titheaded as a “professional journalist” to make sense of that nutnumbing nonsense.

More over at Misha's. Moslems in Africa killing Christians because Danes in Denmark published some cartoons. In other words, same old Islam.

PS: Were I Steve I'd be thinking about what frigging with Nigerians means nowadays.

Liberal Media Silver Lining...

Or, when there isn't anything good to say about a terrorist, make it up. Case in point, the victory of Hamas and the ascendancy of Ismail Haniyeh...terrorist extraordinaire...as a political force among the Palestinians. Prime Minister, in fact.

In 2003, Hamas took credit for the bus bomb that killed 23 Jews, and in retaliation Haniyeh was placed on Israel's most wanted list. The Israeli's tried...several times...to kill this murdering scum, but random chance was on the side of the scum on each occasion.

So how does the MSM respond to all this? Well try the Washington Post:

"Haniyeh was expelled by Israel to south Lebanon in 1992, returned to Gaza a year later and became the dean of the Islamic University. In 1998, he took charge of Yassin's office.A pragmatist, he served as a liaison between Hamas and Palestinian Authority, established in 1994 and dominated by the rival Fatah movement."

Next up, the NY Times finds that he is "considered less radical than others", failing to inform us who considers this madman to be less radical than say, Hitler on coke. Beg pardon? No one but the liberal media considers him anything but a killing machine dialed into Jew?

Good point. We'll keep the usual eye on the Paleswines so you don't have to. Worst comes to worst, check into what LGF is saying, or rather is linking to what others are saying because Charles doesn't write anything. But have no fear; plenty of reasonable people (no, Charles is not considered reasonable) are watching the moslems. They aren't the ones getting much press, but they're out there.

Moxie is flabbergasted

moxie: meet our unfortunate press

Yet another boring pic, right

Can't help myself. Have relocated where some pictures were on this pc and practicing with them.


Sunday Cartoon By Chris Muir

Via Steve

Found Here

Mr. Robinson was right, Benjamin

Left is an non-adjustable Fobus paddle. With the silly FBI grip-forward cant. Comfortable as all hells, easy on and off, but one must first learn to be a contortionist or face the prospect of not looking cool.

Right is an adjustable Fobus. I like the straight up presentation or a grip-rear cant. Not AS comfortable, but the draw is easier.

Below is an Uncle Mikes belt rig. Great retention but not something you fuss with heading out the door.

I've other Plastics, more coming soon, and will also feature certain nylon variations as well. Maybe I'll even show off some, gasp, fashionable rigs. Just as long as you promise not to tell.

This is what passes for a Republican in NYC...

February 19, 2006 -- If Mayor Bloomberg still can't figure out why he should keep his nose out of New Yorkers' refrigerators, maybe the results of a huge new study will give him some clues.
Bloomberg — and his health czar, Tom Frieden — have been nagging groceries and restaurants and corporate cafeterias in the city to cut down on the selection of fat-heavy foods they offer.

But a federally sponsored study — an eight-year, 49,000-subject comparison of low-fat versus normal diets that cost nearly half a billion dollars — has found: no difference at all.

Not in terms of health risks, anyway.
Subjects whose diets were low in fat had the same rates of colon and breast cancer, heart disease and strokes as those who ate whatever they wanted.
Are the results definitive?
Well, little in science — especially when based on any one, individual study — ever is.

But this time, the undertaking was so large and so carefully designed, it's findings are expected to prompt a major shift in thinking about diets and health.
In any event, one conclusion is crystal clear: What's known about diet-based health risks is far less than scientists, nutritionists — and some public officials we know — would have you believe. And trying to manipulate eating behavior on a broad scale makes little sense.

The study, says Rockefeller University's Dr. Jules Hirsch, who has spent most of his professional life studying health-diet links, should put an end to "this era of thinking that we have all the information we need to change the whole national diet and make everybody healthy."


Let's be clear: Even if the study had proven beyond a doubt that, say, butter and oil and ice cream and other fatty foods will absolutely make you sick one day, it's still none of Mayor Mike's business whether you eat those foods.
Two things; first there's the obligatory "indeed". This lends an air of credulity and seriousness to the written word and MUST be employed by both the pompous and they who would be pompous. Secondly, the nannystaters such as Bloomberg will of course poke their noses into EVERYTHING because gosh, gee, they are just so much smarter than the rest of us and where would we be without their help. Big government, high taxes, and anti-gun. Calls himself a Republican. Indeed.

And thirdly, for chrissake enough already with the diet nonsense. It changes persuant to what's new, what's hot, what can generate sales for up-to-date books about the subject. And all of these studies...ALL of them are seriously flawed because the researchers REFUSE to listen to the geneticists. The gene guys and dolls say...whoa now hoss, hold on thar. Any dietary study MUST take racial characteristics into consideration because different races, and even some inbred ethnic groups, are location-specific with regards to how the body stores and uses caloric intake.

So why don't they listen? Because scientists are as bombarded by the loons on the left as much if not more so than by the wackjob righties. People MUST be the same or the liberals threaten to hold their collective breaths until they drop en masse, taking their study monies with them.

We as a people DO NOT WANT reality. We want assurances. Fast-fixes. And the promise that everything will be okay if we adhere to a certain regimen. Be it religion or science, we need to know that there's a warm place awaiting those who follow the rules.

Conservatives want nothing to do with being ANY monkey's uncle, and Liberals simply won't tolerate the premise that all fat cells are not created equal.

Where Triples Go To Die...

Chief among my sporting peeves is the sort of player that compresses a triple into a double. The dog. The gifted athlete that is all fuss and no muss. When Ricky Henderson played for the Yankees a group of us traded in our outfield seats for ones closer to where the real action was going to be. Ricky could steal a base at will. He knew it, his team mates knew it, and the other team knew it. What WE soon came to know was the fact that balls that were sure doubles for a man of his speed became singles, and triples trotted themselves safely to secondbase to casually await the outfielders hurried throw to third. Can't steal a base if you're already standing on it, and one base at a time is the far more leisurely way to go about one's business.

Now Rickey is the new baserunning coach for the Mets. The one man who should NEVER even be permitted to remark to a young player ANYTHING about baserunning...is teaching them. Phil Mushnick of the Post agrees:

New York Post Online Edition: sports

"Rickey Henderson has been hired by the Mets to school young players in base running. But Henderson was a great base-stealer, never a great base-runner, not even close.

Out of the batter's box, Henderson, a frequent home-plate poser, rarely seemed interested in reaching a base that he could steal. Consider that while his game was speed, power and longevity (25 seasons), he only had 66 triples in 10,961 at bats.

To grasp how incredibly few 66 is, consider that among career triple leaders, none in the Top 100 had fewer than 118. Roberto Clemente, in 9,454 at bats, had 166 triples. Joe DiMaggio, in only 6,821 ABs, had 131. Vada Pinson had 127 in 9,645. Heck, even lumbering Ralph Kiner, in a mere 5,205 ABs, had 39 triples.

Maury Wills, base-stealing king in the 1960s, had 71 triples in 7,588 ABs. For crying out loud, Wills had five more triples than Henderson in 3,373 fewer at bats.

Last year, Jose Reyes had 17 triples. Henderson never had more than seven in any season. What's Henderson going to do, teach the Mets to turn triples into doubles or doubles into singles?"

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Real Deal Part 2

Cutesy is safe. This is guaranteed.

It DOES help to have a blog provider that actually publishes the thing. That means Blogger is out. Folks want fresh. They don't want the same old same old because Googles incompetant asswipes take 5 hours to post something new. Just saying.

So What's The Real Deal

So how hard IS it to have a successful website?

Please. Not hard at all. Take a look at The Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's funny and cutesy and funny and cutesy guarantees lotsa visits, and it doesn't hurt that as a goof the dude started the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the loons flocked to it like flies to sh...strike that...honey.

So do pictures of attractive young ladies. We'll skip the naked broads for now, but have a peek at what's going on over at TFSM.

PS: Save your money and skip the Blogging 101 lectures/workshops being offered by the few who were lucky enough to have begun back when there was barely an internet to begin from. The same things sell that sold a hundred years ago and will still sell a hundred years from now. Advertising is a bitch if you've got the next best thing since sliced bread, but you'll then have to await word of mouth to do the job if you haven't found a suck...strike that...investor like the PJ's..

Can't help it...

I do so love an internut slapathon...

"As I’m sure you already know, Ms. Schlussel originally wrote this post in which she took a huge, smelly dump upon the nation of my birth, claiming that “the Danes have hardly been staunch supporters of the U.S. War on Terror, either”, notwithstanding the fact that they’d been among the first to join the Coalition and that their soldiers, some of whom I’m sure I’ve had the honor of serving with myself, have been fighting and dying alongside of ours since the very first day. She also went on to blame the current government of Denmark (in place since November of 2001) for the disgraces committed by their socialist predecessors, which is the same as blaming Clinton’s mistakes on George W. Bush."

The above coming from Misha in his attempt to explain why Debbie Shitsit, or Scuzzpouch, or whatever the frig her name is erupted on him like Vesuvius on Pompei. Gotta believe that you've really and truly gotten under the skin of one wackjob or another when they threaten legal action, and this is a supposedly conservative broad we're talking about, not some whinny liberal witch with nothing better to do.

Lordy but these fruitflies make for a funny read.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed...

...unless the nannystate says otherwise.

"U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) recently introduced H.R. 4547-a national Right-to-Carry (RTC) reciprocity bill that would provide national reciprocity for state carry licensees. The bill would allow any person with a valid carry permit or license issued by a state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state if they meet certain criteria. The bill would not create a federal licensing system; it would simply require the states to recognize each other's carry permits, just as they recognize drivers' licenses."

Please be sure to contact your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121, and urge him or her to cosponsor and support H.R. 4547.
It'll be a good try, but no cigar. The Demoncrats are deadset against giving law abiding citizens the national right to protect themselves against the liberal constituency, and "conservative" members of Congress haven't the starch to fight a liberal media over this.

Still and all we must try, so I urge you to support the attempt to reinvigorate the Constitution and return civil rights lost by decades of leftwing erosion. And rightwing complacency.

For more information, please click here.

Soon to rival the French in outright timidity...Canadian border guards advance to the rear...

From various sources:

"...the Canada border became a roadblock again on Friday evening when unarmed Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers walked off the job because of a report an armed man could be headed their way."

Friday, February 17, 2006

Equal Time: News From Somalia...

Let's call this other news featuring those wacky Somalians. Just the whole country, mind you. Not the dozens that Dennis knows. The chap in the poster is everyone's favorite terrorist, and the caption reads, suprisingly enough, death to America.

BBC News AFRICA US shuts down Somalia internet

"Somalia's only internet company and a key telecoms business have been forced to close because the United States suspects them of terrorist links."

New Training Revolvers For LAPD

Click for the bigger picture.

A dark and stormy knight...

Stargate Atlantis:

"He's become obsessed with the idea of uniting the galaxy under one ruler."

Someone actually sat down and wrote that shit. Oh yeah, and the name of the rebel group is The Jeni.

With Apologies To Ben Grimm and Aaron...

It's Clobberin' Time.

From the very first issue of the Fantastic 4 I was hooked on the Thing, and kudos must go to Aaron for featuring old blue eyes in his blog. I give a nod to the lad because I would not want it thought I was purloining his Thingish Thunder, but on to brass tacks.

Fobus holsters are wonderful rigs, plain and simple. Plastic, yes, but wonderful plastic. Problem is, they are made in Israel and out come the Jew haters whenever one dwells upon the merits of something invented by those who've had the balls to stand up to the arabs.

What a frickin dilemma. The uber-liberals hate them because they stand in the way of an imaginary state for an imaginary people, and the uber-conservatives hate them because Hitler said it was the right thing to do.

But can you leave your politics at home and stop yammering at me when all I'm trying to do is shoot my bloody guns? I like the Fobus product. I use the Fobus product. I recommend the Fobus product.

And the next guy who stands in front of me and says he wouldn't be caught dead with a Jew-Rig is going to get knocked on his ass. No more warnings. No more growls. It's my shit and you jump in it at your own fucking risk. Hate whomever the fuck you want to hate but do it at home or some other dirty place. I've been too nice but that's ending right here, right now. Tell me my choice of rigs sucks, or I can't shoot worth a shit, or I wouldn't know good ammo from the crap they push in the gun magazines.

But spit out "Jew" in my presence and you'll be spitting out teeth.

And you just might have the impression of a certain holster manufacturers name imbedded in your forehead for quite some time to come.