Thursday, May 31, 2007

**Hiatus**

As life goes forward, so must I.

Monday I will be registering for summer classes at MTSU(Middle Tennessee State). I also will be working over the next month on getting some sort of funding for the upcoming year. That alone will occupy more time then I initially thought it would.

Classes, and my Smyrna A.M. column(which is harder to write them I thought it would be) and other obligations have made me reschedule what I do.

Some things have to be dropped.

Because of that I am going to put this blog on hiatus for the near future. I still plan on blogging at This is Smyrna, TN. as it is almost an extension of my Smyrna A.M. job.

See you all around the blog world.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Well said

What he said.
I hate to tell you this, but we don't live in a world full of rainbows and unicorns and blue skies. We live in a world in which evil people like to victimize the innocent. We live in a world that sometimes requires you to take your safety into your own hands, because those whose job it is to keep you safe cannot be everywhere at once. If you value your own life so little that you wouldn't use violence to stop violence and save your own life and the lives of others, there's no speaking to you, and there's no convincing you. But if you believe your life and the lives of other innocents are sacred, then you'd understand that sometimes you must defend yourself from violent thugs, and the only way to stop them is to stop them dead.
There's much more.

Thanks

After reading this article I'm in awe at the leaps of logic taken by PETA.
According to news reports, Stone’s son Jamison—who reportedly shot and killed a deer for the first time at age 5—shot the huge animal at least eight times with a .50-caliber revolver. Jamison then chased the hog for three hours before finally killing him with a final shot—even though Stone and their guides had high-powered rifles and could have given the animal a faster, more humane death rather than letting him suffer, terrified, with bullet wounds over the course of several hours.


According to FBI profilers, the American Psychiatric Association, law enforcement officials, and child advocacy organizations, animal abuse is a warning sign often seen in people who eventually direct violence toward humans.
Hunt a wild hog, and end up a seriel killer. What a leap of logic.

Using those words.

I've talked about how certain words are used to push legislation that a lot wouldn't like.

Here they go again.
Corraling this weapon is sensible to do and will pose little inconvenience to recreational users, except to deprive them of using it for target shooting. It cannot be used for hunting in New Jersey; the state already prohibits hunting with all cartridge-firing rifles.
I guess since I'm against this, then I'm not sensible. I can live with that.

My view of the upcoming election

This says it all.
When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. — GARY LLOYD

Monday, May 28, 2007

Where does your candidate stand?

At Unqualified Offerings, he brought forward a point of view that saddens me.
I realized that we live in the sort of country where you actually have to check whether a candidate is opposed to torture, because it’s a matter of debate.

Although I’m only 30, I am still old enough to recall the Cold War. And I remember being told that the Communists would torture people, spy on their citizens, and lock people up without trial. I remember thinking to myself “Thank God the Commies don’t run this country!”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go puke and then weep.
It would be rude to copy his whole post, but he hit the nail on the head so well.

Suspect to me

When a politician wants to pass a bill that likely will piss off a good number of people, they cloak it with words. The terms they use are "common sense legislation" or "peace initiative", and other happy happy words.

A recent bill introduced in a state legislature hits on a cloaking word.
When their son's killer brought that gun, the tavern didn't do a background check. It didn't have to. Private gun sales in Wisconsin do not have to go through the background check process.

For three years, these woman have worked with state Sen. Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee) to close, what they call, a loophole in the law.

"We're not trying to take your guns away," Debra Fifer said. "We just want to make sure that guns are in responsible hands."

It's called the Responsible Gun Ownership bill (SB-104).
You don't want to be irresponsible do you? That's the only option if you're against this bill.

Any politician that cloaks a bill with certain words or phrases, automatically becomes suspect in my eyes. this is one.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Quote

“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.” (Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318 [Foley, Ed., reissued 1967]; Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, [Memorial Edition] Lipscomb and Bergh, editors)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Quote

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Quote

Every revolution could have been - indeed almost certainly was - described as "unrealistic" just a few years before it happened.
-- George Monbiot

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Drink up.

Commercial for soda, and dumb laws.. Of course in New York.

Quote

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. — Thomas Sowell

Monday, May 21, 2007

Police chief reacts to crime

Crime so bad that the complaints resulted in a flyer from the polcie chief.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier put out fliers yesterday warning officers in town for National Police Week that they must obey city laws covering disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and other ” unacceptable behavior.”
Lanier ordered the fliers distributed around downtown in hopes of curbing complaints about officers drinking in public, playing loud music and causing other trouble.
That's right. The problem were from out of control police.

Time to pimp my rifle

I have in my possession a basic MAK-90 evil black rifle.

Just like this one.



I have come to the conclusion that it is now time to pimp my rifle.

The first thing that needs to go is the thumbhole stock. While it does work. I simply don't like it. I have found a nice ACE folding stock for $164.90. I can get one from ACE that does not fold for 60 less, but I want to make Feinstein cry, so it has to be a folder.
Tapco does make a folding stock for a good bit less money, but I have heard some negative comments on that specific stock.

For the next several items I will go to Tapco.

I will also change out the handguard for this Galil style handguard from Tapco for about $40. I have no current plans to be in a shootout where the heat from large ammounts of shooting may effect the guard.

I have read that if you plan on upgrading the pistol grip, that a SAW style grip is the best. Tapco's SAW grip runs about $25, and looks pretty good.

My brother has a full Tapco furniture kit on his MAADi rifle, and his SAW grip feels solid.


Now to make the rifle legal I will need to add three more American made parts. This will be accomplished with a double hook trigger kit from Tapco. This will cost another $40. I have checked online, and it looks like this will go into a MAK-90 just fine.


I will need to assemble this at the same time, because a partially assembled rifle is a felony.

So tonight I'll make the order for the grip, trigger kit, and handguard. The stock will be ordered in a few more paychecks.

I'll photogragh the transformation and post it in the future.

I'm not in my right mind

The story is besides the point. a pizza shop owner goes from hating and fearing guns, to having one, and using it one fateful night.
But after being robbed multiple times - not to mention the half-dozen or so times that his place was burglarized during the 10 years it was on Lockland Avenue - Moury had a change of heart.

“I was scared of (guns),” he said. “After the third time or so that I was robbed, I got tired of being paralyzed by fear.”
Now this part is simply damned offensive to me.
So, he said, he went to the Forsyth County’s Sheriff’s Office a few years back and got a permit to buy a pistol.
He had to go ask permission. If the reporter only knew how offensive that was.

All aside, the part of the story that got me was this one.
Though (almost) no one in his right mind could reasonably argue that people with criminal backgrounds or documented histories of being dangerous because of a mental illness should be allowed to own guns...
I guess I'm not in my right mind on this subject, and many of you will feel I'm wrong. I can live with that.

I have no trouble with criminals having guns. Many reasons

The main thing is that the STATE defines what is a criminal.

A good example is the brewer. A man brews beer for his own usage and family. Been doing it for decades, then one day they ban the production of alcohol, and he finds his hobby a crime. Well he goes on and brews more for his dinners and the cold evenings in front of the fireplace.

One call from the neighborhood snitch and he finds himself a criminal, and his "rights" removed.

That day forward he is a criminal according to the state. No ability to own a firearm. Would you so quickly disarm this criminal? Is he a threat to society?

I did some pretty dumb things when I was young. Many could be considered felonies if I were caught. Am I a bad person?

I guess I'm not in my right mind, because criminals should be able to protect themselves, as easily as anyone else. I feel this way because I could have been one if caught.

I hope you're not surprised

If you are, you're most definitely not looking closely enough at the robber barons politicians in next years election.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) used to support abortion rights, but now, seeking the votes of conservatives in New Hampshire and South Carolina, he doesn't. Former senator John Edwards (D-N.C.) voted to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, but now that the state is hosting an early caucus, he opposes such a plan. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in 2000 that he saw no benefit from ethanol, but now, hoping for a win in corn-crazy Iowa, he sees the alternative fuel as practical, though he's still opposed to subsidizing it.

While flip-flopping -- or, more delicately put, a change in position -- has always been a part of political campaigns, President Bush turned it into a deadly political weapon in 2004. Who can forget the footage of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) insisting that he voted for the $87 billion in Iraq funding before he voted against it? The Bush team used the comment to paint Kerry as the ultimate flip-flopping politician.
Note that Ron Paul was not mentioned in the whole article. Funny that. a little character goes a long way.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Do as I say. Not as I ....never mind

Another politicians knows what's best for you, but not themselves.
Migden: Voted last year to impose a $20 fine for talking on cell phones while driving. A Vallejo woman reportedly suffered minor injuries Friday when her car was rear-ended by an SUV driven by a state senator talking on a cell phone while driving through Solano County.
State Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, was driving her new state-issued 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV at 10:40 a.m. on eastbound Highway 12 at Beck Avenue when she rear-ended Ellen Butawan, 31, of Vallejo, California Highway Patrol Officer Marvin Williford said.
.......
Migden last year voted for a new law that takes effect in July 2008 that will impose a minimum fine of $20 for anyone caught using a cell phone while driving without a headset, ear bud or other technology that frees both hands.
You may now laugh with glee.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

They never learn

The news source is biased, and their anti-gov views show in their words.

The fact that even with that said, they have enough truth that it is worrisome to say the least. Control is everything to the gov.
Last weekend, a small group of anarchist mutual aid workers from Lawrence, Kansas traveled to Greensburg, which had been almost entirely destroyed the weekend before that by a powerful tornado. What they found was a town completely devastated by a natural disaster, which is now being hurt, not helped, by official government “relief” efforts. Just as happened with Katrina in New Orleans, they faced the sickening sight of government agencies forcing residents to desert their own homes, turning away independent relief volunteers at bayonet-point, and devoting most or all of their own resources to “security” and maintaining the continuity of government over a paramilitary-occupied ghost-town.
The story is well written, and worth reading.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sad Quote

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd. — Alexis de Tocqueville
How very true, and sad.

Life sometimes is a cartoon.

Long ago I read a cartoon. It showed a street corner and a guy was walking towards the corner. Just around the corner was a lurking 'thug' with a club waiting for him. The caption simply read "A liberal about to become a conservative".

An Ohio democrat has had the same epiphany that this cartoon implied.
It's funny how a gun can instantly change your perspective on things, make you wish you could rewrite history.

State Rep. Michael DeBose, a southside Cleveland Democrat, discovered this lesson the night of May 1, when he thought he was going to die. That's the night he wished he had that gun vote back.
.....
DeBose twice voted against a measure to allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons. It became law in 2004.

DeBose voted his conscience. He feared that CCW permits would lead to a massive influx of new guns in the streets and a jump in gun violence. He feared that Cleveland would become the O.K. Corral, patrolled by legions of freshly minted permit holders.

"I was wrong," he said Friday.

"I'm going to get a permit and so is my wife.

"I've changed my mind. You need a way to protect yourself and your family.

"I don't want to hurt anyone. But I never again want to be in the position where I'm approached by someone with a gun and I don't have one."
You just saw an anti-gunner become pro-gun. Now all we have to do is convince him that Vermont carry is the best way, and he will have achieved full enlightenment.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Video of the day.

This is simply fun to watch. What is ammazing is that the ebay scammer still feels she is in the right even after the loss.

People with this mindset normally goes into politics.

This says so much.

Simple article with the standard anti-gun twist. One line stood out.
The only two reasons for a citizen to own a firearm is for hunting and/or defense of the household from intruders.
Outside of the house your on your own. Like in a university class room. At least they weren't armed. Bad things could have happened if those students were armed.

On your knees is not the way to live a life...or have yours ended.

Quote

The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people; or of peaceable assemblies by them, for any purposes whatsoever, and in any number, whenever they may see occasion. —ST. GEORGE TUCKER'S BLACKSTONE

Monday, May 14, 2007

Quote

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government. — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Quote

"Judges ought to remember that their office is jus dicere, and not jus dare; to interpret law, and not to make law, or give law." --Francis Bacon, From "The Essays of Counsels, Civil and Moral"

Friday, May 11, 2007

Please quit


One of the new options that has been popping up, and not in a good way, on blogs is this.

As I call them "Those damned f'ing pop ups".

If you look at it you first notice that you pretty much cannot read a single damn thing. Why have them?

I like to open a lot of links in new windows. what happens is that a lot of times the pop-up locks the page on me for a minute or so.

They also have a bad habit of popping up as I move my mouse to get to another link. As I click on link two, the first pop-up appears, and I end up where I don't want to go.

Please. Shut them down.

Nice gams.

Not concealed in ALL the right ways.

" 'Safety first' is the motto of Miss Mary Jayne of Keith's circuit. Mary Jayne, seated in rocking chair with pistol strapped to her knee, claiming exemption from concealed weapon regulation by saying her thirty-two isn't a concealed weapon in these days of knee-length skirts." National Photo Company Collection, February 14, 1922
A gentleman does not ask a proper lady where she keeps the magazine. She just lets your mind think of all the possibilities.

Another image minus the holster.

Quote

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. — George Washington

Not so sweet home Alabama

Looks like I may be a criminal terrorist suspect in their state of paranoia Alabama.
"The Alabama Department of Homeland Security (ALDHS), established in June of 2003, has recently constructed a website that defines Domestic Terrorists as those who oppose gun control and a strong federal government."

"Under the heading 'Anti-Government Groups', the site displays a flag that is widely considered one of the first symbols of American patriotism and reads, 'In general, these terrorists claim that the U.S. government is infringing on their individual rights, and/or that the government's policies are criminal and immoral. Such groups may hold that the current government is violating the basic principles laid out by the U.S. Constitution…'" ...
The state webpage is down, but a google cache can be viewed here.

Soon we will all be suspects of something.

update. My views may get me lumped with terrorist suspects, but at least I don't smell like a terrorist.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Quote

Americans who value freedom had better be more concerned about the gun control crowd than the criminals. The criminals want your money. The Neo-Totalitarians want your freedom. — Charlie Reese

Sometimes good service is great

A resturaunt owner who has the right stuff.
OJ Simpson was seen mingling with fashionable ladies and greeting well wishers at the Kentucky Derby last weekend. But OJ wasn't welcome everywhere in Louisville.

A restaurant owner refused to serve Simpson and ordered him out of his upscale steakhouse, Jeff Ruby's.

Owner Jeff Ruby told INSIDE EDITION the sight of Simpson getting this kind of welcome in his restaurant turned his stomach.

"I asked him to leave and we immediately seated Michael Jordan at his table," Ruby said.

Ruby said the steakhouse was crowded with diners who gave him a standing ovation for telling Simpson and his party of 12 to leave. "By the morning I had emails from across the country commending me for the convictions I had for doing the right thing," Ruby said.
Of course OJ's lawyer is saying this was due to racism.

Monday, May 07, 2007

busy

Next several days will be busy. Getting the final paperwork for going back to school this summer and looking at a house that I may want to purchase. Just below a "lower class" neighborhood, is the "my God are thry f'ing poor" neighborhood. I think we found a house in one worth purchasing..

Friday, May 04, 2007

No crime, big punishment

His "crime" was a game map.
A Texas high school that suspended and then expelled a student for creating a map of his school for the PC shooting game Counter-Strike has released new details of the incident.

The 17-year-old boy's trouble started when the school received a phone call from a parent, one day after the Virginia Tech murders who complained her child had played a computer game that "involved killing" and "took place inside an animated map of Clements high School."
A nanny is born.

His punishment.
The student, whose name has not been released, was not arrested or charged by FBISD police, however, he was removed from Clements and transferred to M.R. Wood Alternative Education Center several days ago. Officials said he also complied with a police order to delete the game and game maps from his computer.
Transfered to a punishment school, and his work destroyed.

Yet still no crime.

Chicken little 1. Reality 0

Quote

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. — George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Speechless

But not surprised.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Canoeist Dennis Bohrn and his companions were stunned when they saw a woman jump off the Perrine Bridge, her body landing near them in the Snake River. Many in the group were crying by the time they managed to reach the woman and paddle her body to shore.

So Bohrn was shocked when an officer walked up and instead of thanking or comforting the group last Sunday, wrote out a couple of $85 tickets for failing to have life jackets on board either of the two canoes.
What does their boss have to say?
Twin Falls County Sheriff Wayne Tousley said he stands by the deputy's decision, although he added, "Could it have been done at another time? He had a discretion."
simply wow.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Uncle

I rebuilt my computer, and lost your email address. Drop me a line please.

Wrong house

Cannot verify. Consider fake for now.

Right shotgun.
Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez 23 and Enrico Garza 26, probably believed they would easily overpower a home alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two story home.

It seems the two crooks never learned two things, they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine. Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.
Things go downhill from here for the bad guys.

Good aim also.
Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buck shot from the 11 year olds knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.
Ouch!/

To damn lazy

I'm a solid firearms enthusiast. I can't afford to be a proper gun nut, but I can hope. The news is filled with a solid effort to ...