Sunday, March 1, 2015

More Gun Fun

Here's a belt buckle:
Think I'll put it on my gun belt.

March E-Postal

Spring is here, in some places I guess, so it's back to the E-postal grind. Go to Mr. Completely's site and read the rules and download the target.
This one has a 20-shot basis, and anything but a clean inside-the-beltway hit will make the score irrevocably negative so possible scores cover the range from -140 to +140. Knowing this, if your target adds up to zero, send it in. You may already be a winner.

If it makes you feel any better, a clean miss, while it won't help, will at least not hurt. This one favors the smaller calibers so I won't be using the pedal gun. Or maybe there's a way to get 20 finish nails to fly point forward. .09 cal. Hmmmm

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Resistance Is Futile!

Here's what happens when the congress attempts to take back the power is so spinelessly abdicated to the ATF, the FCC, the EPA, etc: Twenty-one House Republicans sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler vowing to push a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act—which only needs a simple majority in both houses—to nullify the agency's actions and prevent any future reliance on Title II of the Communications Act. The president can still veto such a resolution.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/the-republican-party-is-divided-on-net-neutrality-20150226 
 
The above link applies to the Net neutrality ruling, but the  circumstance applies to the ATF declaration that M855 ammo is armor piercing or the EPA decision that it's entitled to regulate CO2, or the IRS decision to regulate political dissent.
 
Once you let your freedom go, it will NOT be willingly given back.

Under The Wire

The congress, in an effort to insure that Republicans are not blamed for the Dems refusal to pass the original bill, has voted to fund the DHS for 1 week while the bickering goes on.

The original bill included language that specifically prohibited the DHS from handing out free work permits to anyone caught here illegally. The permits have been printed up and are ready for distribution so this amendment was a just-in-time item. The Dems have been filibustering the bill with this amendment for the last 3 weeks or so, and the press is gleefully announcing that the DHS would be effectively abolished as a result of Republican partisanship.

The interim bill as passed, gives the administration 1 week to hand out as many work permits as they possibly can which I'm guessing would be a lot. I am visualizing air drops similar to the efforts in Viet-Nam to encourage the VC to surrender by dropping Chieu-Hoi leaflets which guaranteed safe passage to anyone holding one. Word on the ground was that these were used to give tired fighters a 2-week R&R in town after which they would slip back out into the country and resume fighting.

In this case the work permit would be used to avoid deportation, and make getting a drivers license and SS card easier. Voter registration goes along with that thanks to Motor Voter laws. This is the English model which is working so well in Jolly Olde England where Labor imports large numbers of Muslims from north Africa who go on welfare and vote Labor reliably.

Making a point to the public that these low-skilled illegals are taking the jobs that would otherwise go to low-skilled Americans, while it probably would help the Republicans, would be denounced as racist by the media and so won't happen.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Feeding the Scavengers

Drop 1 bird per minute onto the ground would make quite a buffet for scavengers although the methodology would also drop day-flying scavengers like the California Condor. I imagine that if no one cleans the place up, the night-flying birds must make out very well indeed.

Battlespace Preparation

This might be useful to pass along to conservative candidates. If a reporter asks a gotcha question, he or she should always be ready to ask the reporter to "clarify" the Dem position first. This opens the door to the next question.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/414519/some-uncomfortable-questions-democratic-candidates-mona-charen

One should always regard the reporter as an agent of the Dem party with very few exceptions.

IRS Investigation

This looks promising. Investigators have located some 424 more e-mail backup tapes in addition to the 740-some already found after the head of IRS assured congress that all the evidence had been irretrievably destroyed as part of a routine replacement of a damaged computer. And cell phone.And backup server. And backup tape recorder.
Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“There is potential criminal activity,” Mr. Camus said.
"Criminal activity"?

Ya think? Nixon was run out of town for far less than this. Just remember, Chicago rules: If you own the cop (Just-us Dept) you won't get arrested, and if you own the judge (Federal courts) you won't get convicted.

Raising Your Children Right

Sometimes it's difficult to tell if your kids actually learned anything from all the hard-won advice you give them. I suppose it's necessary for everyone to get out there and make their own mistakes and all you can do is hope they don't make any big ones. Sometimes though, evidence surfaces early:
The mall ninja outfit isn't really necessary but some people just have to go the uber-tactical route..

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There Are No Radical Muslims

A Sharia lawyer assures us since...
…The second thing is, this is not “extremism,” this is “fundamentalism.” People who believe in [the] Koran understand it and practice it and take it serious.
The fundamentalist wants to cut off your head. The moderates buy him a new knife and tell you not to worry about him.

Government Approved!

In order to save some overworked civil servant a lot of tedious work, reading this blog and looking for anything that might require a visit from black-clad ninjas from the FCC, I hereby certify that this blog contains nothing that might be construed as offensive to anybody for any reason.

My regular readers will back me up on that. Except for the troll who obviously harbors ill will to people who share my taste in beer and can't be trusted.


The Future Of Transportation - Mass

Mass transit we are told is the future of transportation. The problem is that you can only go where it goes. 
Jennine Jeffries did the math a few months ago and was staring at almost $380 a month in bus passes for her and her three children. "Who's got that money?" said the 41-year-old single mother. "I'd rather put that toward insurance and gas. Besides, with a car, it's a 40-minute commute to work rather than two hours."
But never fear, some famous philosopher whose name I can't now recall told us that it's not the destination that matters, but the journey. RTD makes sure you spend more time on the journey than you would at the destination.

Want to avoid winding up in the graveyard as long as possible? Hold your funeral procession on the RTD.

Science

Scientists continue to speculate as to the cause of the flashing reflected light coming from Ceres, the not-quite-a-planet out in the asteroid belt.
Right there in the middle of the crater, you see the sun reflecting off the rear windscreen of the Quixilub spacecraft sent here to conquer and colonize the earth.

Let this be a warning: Never approach an unexplored solar system along the plane of the ecliptic. Make a polar approach, there's fewer rocks.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Guns - History

From a newsletter I get:


Today in History: In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver. 

And everyone became a bit more equal. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guns - Less Fun

The outdoor IDPA match scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled.
Can't imagine why they'd do that.

Oh well if you want to hang out and chew the fat, I'll be at the Tanner Gun Show at the CSSA table Sunday morning. You can tell me how deep the snow is outside. Could be worse. Could be Boston.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shaving

I don't like to shave which is why I raised a bit of a beard. Then I discovered that to keep the beard looking halfway decent I need to do a certain amount of edge work with the razor. I decided to give the Harrys razor a try as it's reasonably priced and comes with shaving cream, 2 spare blades, and a micro-dollop of after-shave.

The set arrived today and I just now found it tucked discreetly behind the front statuary. The entire package has cooled to the same temperature as the great outdoors (15F) so it will likely be tomorrow before I will actually let any of it touch my face.

Hope the wife remembers my blood type is A-.