Thursday, December 25, 2008

I'm a sick puppy

Here is an article about a lovely Mexican beauty queen being caught with a whole pile of firearms and ammo. Instead of looking at the bathing suit image or the crowning image I instead get bothered they they don't have a better shot of the firearms.

I'm sick...just sick.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

New York Giant's Plaxico Burress

New York Giant's Plaxico Burress has been in the news due to unsafe firearm handling. Well here is a funny take on the subject.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

What!?!?!?

Are they serious? Horiuchi?

I dislike the term Zombo'ed...or what ever the hell his name was, but this one is so offensive to me that I want to order a rifle just to cancel the order.

Thanks to Say Uncle for this nightmare endorsement.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gun buy video two

Buy! Buy! Buy!



I think that while the Obama candidacy is worrying some people, you need to mix in that the stress of an economy in turmoil. Together they create a fear of the unknown and this reaction. I don't feel that Obama alone could have this affect.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, and politicians. All three need supervision. —DICK ARMEY

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

'beat the crowds'

Damn! I'm starting to sound like the democratic underground, but this shows bad taste, and a mindset that is worrisome.
The front of the black shirt shows the number "68" with a slash through it. One of the primary protest groups at last month's DNC in Denver called themselves "Recreate 68," harkening back to the violent, 1968 political convention in Chicago.

The back of the shirt features a menacing-looking police figure, wearing what looks like a Denver police badge and helmet and clutching a baton. He's looming over the city of Denver along with the slogan, "WE GET UP EARLY, to BEAT the crowds." Also written across the back of the shirt is "2008 DNC.'
Nothing like 'beat[ing] the crowds' to install respect and fear in the masses.

Free speech AINT today



This might seem small but the secret service has had a history of doing this. They simply demand that protesters be removed, then charge them with trespassing. God knows that a well run political machine does not allow for freedom of speech.

Here is a little info from the ACLU over this tactic from several years ago when it involved 'free speech' zones. They also dislike t-shirts and such.

It all comes down to one frightening issue. If she has the sign it is trespassing, if she gives it up she is okay. Speech denotes the crime. We are fucked people. Fucked.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Scissors beat paper, mace beats flower...What?

Assault with a deadly flower and their response at the RNC battle ground.



I feel like I am losing my mind when the 'unwashed' hippies and I are on the same side of this issue.

Also note that Baton beats face...literally.



They stepped in later to keep her from talking to the press. A whole pile of dung piled on your rights in those short 36 seconds of video. I like the police...I don't like the militant police.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Quote

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. —CHARLES A. BEARD

The wrong person

In November the wrong person will be elected and we will be cursed with another 4 years of the same old crap. Which one is the wrong one...both.

This election has a Rolaids nature too it. I cannot look at either of the two front runners without feeling as if the air is thick and still like just before the approaching storm.

Hell. Normally I would say that the libertarian candidate is a person to look into, but Bob Barr is NO LIBERTARIAN. The man is a politician who is a supporter of the war on drugs, the marriage act, a person who voted for the patriot act and wanted to ban religions he did not like in the pentagon. This person was overlooked by his party so he tried futilely to morph into a libertarian...the sign of a true politician.

Even my fall back position of libertarian is a dead end.

November is going to be a bad month for this nation.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wow.

The news of the bus decapitation in Canada has been played up due to the extreme nature of what happened. A letter to the editor in canada has made me comment on this.
If the attack had happened in the U.S., the guy would have used a gun (not a knife) and he probably would have shot up the whole bus.

How many victims would there have been if this guy had a gun instead? I don't even want to imagine.

I think the bus driver should be commended for his quick actions of getting the bus to the roadside and the people off. If a gun were involved, I highly doubt he could have managed this.

I have always been proud to be Canadian and that includes being thankful that we do not have the "Right to Bear Arms."
The idea that someone with a gun might have stopped the attack before it became deadly does not cross her sheepish mind.

This letter has me creating a whole new tag/catagory....Sheep

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

When idiots write.

A sob story about supply and demand in the ex-Great Britain, and a gun...of sorts.
The revolver that killed Dre had the words “Made in Russia” imprinted close to the muzzle, and was fitted with a silencer to muffle the shots. But nothing could mask the tang of cordite in the air or silence the screams of Dre's girlfriend Lauren.
But the stories image has this auto...not a revolver.



Now later they did identify the handgun correctly while patting themselves on the back.
That gun, The Times has discovered, was a Baikal IZH-79 - manufactured in the Russian city of Izhevsk to fire teargas pellets, converted in a Lithuanian workshop to shoot live bullets, smuggled into Britain and sold to the armourer of a South London gang.
Yep. They 'identified' the revolver.

A scare piece made impotent by blatant errors.

The companies website did have this interesting firearm. Then again I like odd guns myself.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Euro twist on Knoxville

I was checking Google news this morning to see what updates there were on the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church shooting. I have been several times to the UU church in Murfreesboro and can honestly say they are a welcoming and kind community.

Google news sometimes has small thumbnail images from the article and two stood out for how wrong they were...until I found where they came from.
Enews20.com
inthenews.co.uk

These two European news services spiced it up by throwing in images of the Desert Eagle. The handgun used by the bad guys in most movies. Even when Inthenews mentioned a shotgun in the article(unlike the other one) it still inserted the 'bad gun'.

Wankers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quote

When law and morality contradict each other the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his sense of morality or losing his respect for the law. — Frederick Bastiat

Monday, June 30, 2008

Rules.

The idea that firearms and alcohol do not mix is so true, but I have found an exception.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quote above all other quotes on this website.

Great quote from a politician
"I'm not here to say that the government is always right, but when the government tells you to do something, I'm sure you would all agree that I think you all recognize that is something you need to do," Bond said.
There is a beauty in this quote that surpasses the normal quotes I post.

Thanks to Reason Magazine for finding this jewel.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Quote

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. —THOMAS PAINE

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"What are they?"

My brother is in basic training in the military and each of his letters have requested us to mail him. A bit lonely I guess. Instead of full letters I was going to get him with a high number of postcards.

We went to(name withheld to protect store)and when my wife asked the teller where the postcards were the lady replied "What are they?" It seems she had never heard of postcards as my wife had to explain them to her.

Am I dang old and postcards are a thing of the pre-email past? grumble.

Friday, June 13, 2008

last!

No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist or killer, like cold blue steel in the hands of their last intended victim. — W. Emerson Wright

Friday, June 06, 2008

Stupid is...this person.

The video description says simply this
CCTV,April 20/08:This could have been so much worse.A man walks into an office of a gun store and pulls the trigger of a gun sitting on a filing cabinet....its loaded and the rest is self explanatory.
No more details except the fact that one person now wears an idiot sign.

Friday, May 23, 2008

"double standard"

From a politician. who would have thought?
Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue today decried the "double standard" that prompted Mayor Daley to endorse the idea of temporarily re-opening gun registration in Chicago after a request from Ald. Richard Mell (33rd).

"We have retired police officers who have a right to carry concealed weapons across the country, and they're being barred from registering their weapons in Chicago. We've taken one of these cases to Circuit Court. Dick Mell has taken his case to the City Council," the union president said.

"Whether he knows it or not, the mayor, by this agreement [to endorse a temporary gun amnesty] is establishing a double standard. One for members of the City Council, the other for everybody else."

A former hunter, Mell is proposing a one-month amnesty after he forgot to re-register his arsenal of shotguns, rifles and pistols as required every year by the ordinance he helped to pass.
Nothing to see here people. just move along. No special privileges. Just ignore the man behind the curtain.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Misguided

I have no problem being called misguided.
"Carrying a knife or offensive weapon without reasonable excuse is a crime which is being committed far too often by far too many people," he said.

"That is because, even if carried only for bravado or carried for some misguided sense that it would be used in possible self defence, it takes only a moment of irritation, drunkenness, anger, perceived insult, or something utterly trivial like a 'look', for the weapon to be produced.
Of course this is from the prime example of a paternalistic nation. I have always said that England's today, is our tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

They took my brother away...



Monday I took my brother to the Army recruiting station in Murfreesboro. The plan was for him to spend the night in Nashville courtesy of the army, and then travel with others to Fort Bragg North Carolina for basic training and then advanced training.

Saturday all of my siblings got together at legends to eat, laugh, and say goodbye to him for the next 5-6 months.


From left to right
Danielle, Army boy Jim, Gunner, David and Annie.

Our Sunday combination going away/birthday/mothers day party of course always has someone being dropped on their head...this time it was Annie.


Monday we dropped my brother off and I said my final goodbyes to him.


left to right.
Elizabeth, Jim, Mitchel, Jeanne(A.K.A. Mom)

This came on our family suddenly as my brother decided to go for it just a few weeks ago. I already miss him...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Politicians face reality

Face it, but will not do anything about it.
Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.
well if they only doubled the budget they could solve more crimes......is the normal reply to facts like this.

Politicians face reality

Of course politicians and reality are never in the same room at the same time.
But these changes have done nothing to reduce gun-related deaths, according to Samara McPhedran, a University of Sydney academic and coauthor of a soon-to-be-published paper that reviews a selection of previous studies on the effects of the 1996 legislation. The conclusions of these studies were "all over the place," says McPhedran. But by pulling back and looking purely at the statistics, the answer "is there in black and white," she says. "The hypothesis that the removal of a large number of firearms owned by civilians [would lead to fewer gun-related deaths] is not borne out by the evidence."

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Even when she tries she fails

Hillary Clinton is now trying to get the gun vote and in the normal state of affairs fails in her wording.
Following Barack Obama’s Pennsylvania seeming assertion that bitterness was linked to gun ownership, Hillary Clinton seized the opportunity and attacked saying “You know, Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment believe it’s a matter of Constitutional rights.”
I will repeat it again. It is a constitutionally protected right. Dumb ass.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Gun play in Tennessee



www.wdef.com chattanooga Collins Blog
to see the rest of the videos enter link.
Link:http://www.wdef.com/blog/from_the_a rchives_bloopers_old_and_new_for_april_f ools_day/03/2008
Let's celebrate the holiday with a laugh (or three). This could even turn into an annual event!

I would like to share with you the wisdom of I've learned from my many (20+) years of producing news.

It comes down to a few simple rules.

1. Never give an anchor a gun. For obvious reasons.

Photographer Ken Earnshaw is still working at Channel 9, worrying about the year Linda took off his life this day.
Gladly no one was shot.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Should I feel guilty?

I feel horrible for the governor's wife and family. The shock of finding out their knight in shining armor was porking a $4000 Hooker probably did not go over well for their family dynamics.

The problem is that I find myself enjoying this in a voyeuristic manner. The car crash nature of it makes me go back time and time again top see the wreckage of the New York Governor's carreer and office.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two very rare words

I received the Tapco furniture I plan on adding to my Chinese queen and I read on the back of the packaging two words that are not seen that often in today's world.
Lifetime Guarantee

while some people don't like Tapco, and I do understand why, the fact that those words are on their packages impress the hell out of me and makes me recommend them for people starting to customize their firearms on a budget.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Gone a shopping

Decided to invest in my MAK-90 and purchase some new furniture for it.

I started with a AK-47 Saw Pistol Grip and then a AK-47 Galil Style Handguard and rounded off the whole kit with a AK-47 Black Folding Stock. While I know this stuff is Tapco and looked down upon by purists out there, it is what I can afford, and the same Tapco style gear adorns my brothers MAADI and it works fine for him.

The only real problems I may have is that the old stock was a thumbhole stock and the main screw through the 'pistol grip' section was long and I now need a small one. My brother will cut and tap it to the correct length if need be. Better then purchasing screws when you can make one.

I'll post pictures in the near future of the dressed up queen.

My dear wife wants to invest a little money in her own rifle that shoots the 7.62 X 39, and she would like it scoped. I'm looking at some pawn shops for one. Likely will purchase her a bolt action if I can find one.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Life in general

It's half way through the semester and I feel daily kicked in the nads. My mental skills are weak and my ability to handle stress is nothing close to the time I went back in the mumble mumble but I keep marching forward.

Life is good. I still write for the local newspaper and the one year mark has been hit. Good God what were they thinking hiring me. I now know the mayor and a good number of people on the town council do not like me, but the reader feedback is highly positive and I have no worries about my columns future. Our paper also is one year old and our numbers are simply great. 80% plus readership once a month and over 70% readership on a weekly basis for the whole town. Other papers would kill for numbers like that.

I have almost totally quit reading blogs outside of Say Uncle and our sister city's local blog. I just don't have time with everything as it is and I miss the luxery of the time I enjoyed on blogs. I'm not taking classes this summer so blogging will increase then, and I hope my old regular readers, both of you, will start dropping by then.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bad taste..but funny

A woman calls her boss one morning and tells him that
She is staying home because she is not feeling well.
"What's the matter?" he asks
"I have a case of anal glaucoma," she says in a weak voice.
"What the hell is anal glaucoma?"
"I can't see my ass coming into work today

Monday, February 04, 2008

New Orleans

Best quote from this video.
It's not America as we've known it before. It's changing.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quote

I passed this point long ago.
When law and morality contradict each other the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his sense of morality or losing his respect for the law. — Frederick Bastiat
Why haven't you?

Monday, January 14, 2008

School is back

I have been busy with several other projects of late, and with life in general this blog has been 'dryer' then normal. It will stay this way for the near future. I start school today as a full time MTSU student, and all I have to say is "God help my teachers".

Blogging will stay at the level it is at, but I plan on putting most of my efforts into schooling and the local blog I write fore.

Politics this year will be dang interesting.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ick! Gay livers!

A Canadian rule has placed homosexuals (or whatever the latest politically correct term is) in a rather bad group.
The restrictions, which also cover drug addicts, prisoners, prostitutes and people who have had tattoos or body piercings in the last 12 months using shared needles, came into effect last month.
Now this group is the ones who CANNOT donate organs for transplant.

Yep. Your daughter needs a liver or something. Well screw her, because no one would want a gay liver according to the Canadian government.

This is what happens when the government controls things. You're labelled, and tagged. I understand the fear of 'bugs', but modern testing lowers the risk to the point that crossing the street might be more dangerous.

God I hate government control so f'ing much.

Quote

A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless. — Justice Antonin Scalia

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Getting old and bad webpages

when someone creates a webpage they like to test it against the main web browsers. Opera, Firefox, and Explorer. They tweak it till they make it so all can see it.

I have found in the last month or so a major item that many do not seem to check. Font size. I reset the default setting for my computers to display font sizes from the standard 'medium' to 'large'. My eyes are needing the extra size for comfort.

The problem is that a lot of websites now have text over running text, and text shoving boxes over other items. To the point that some pages are totally unreadable. It is hard to figure out what a blog post, or newspaper article says when the left two inches of a five inch wide article is covered by an amazon/google/adsense ad.

Just a hurdle for an older guy on the web I guess.

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 ...