Archive for January, 2010

January 31, 2010

So, what did you do today?

I finished Junior’s first AR:

From Pink AR
From Pink AR

Her birthday is in June. I can’t wait.

January 30, 2010

Car Bleg Updated

After my car bleg (lots of excellent comments, thanks!), I’ve decided on either the Infiniti G37 or Volvo S60. Unfortunately, the 2010 Volvo is some concept model which isn’t available until 2011. So, pretty much limits me to used, which is fine. I usually buy used anyway. Thoughts?

Interesting

Measuring barrel life in seconds.

Robb does some math.

Antigunners, grassroots, and new media

Not so good at it. More here.

Bushmaster answers ACR questions

At ar15.com

Continuing the meme

From yesterday, what’s in your pockets? PaPaw and The Duck.

Rule 3

Keep your booger-hook off the bang-switch.

Gun reference in shoe commercial

Offends people

How to tell when you AR is ‘done’

Heh

January 29, 2010

Quote of the Day

Or we win because they’re still tilting at the same wind mill.

Alan Gura’s brief:

Unable to articulate the correct standard for substantive due process incorporation, or interpret the Privileges or Immunities Clause, Respondents offer irrelevant political arguments against application of the right to keep and bear arms against the States, failing to accept that the decision to secure the right in our Constitution has already been made.

Respondents being Chicago.

First Climategate

And now the scientific credibility of Jenny McCarthy is like that of Al Gore’s:

at the time he published his paper slamming vaccines and which started the antivax craze, he was developing an alternative to vaccinations, so he had a very large monetary incentive to make the public distrust vaccines.

ATF Commits Perjury

This will come as a shock to no one:

ATF agent expected to say that investigators got wiretaps illegally

Though the internet is big, it really is a small world

As a matter of policy, I often link things and try (sometimes) to leave names out of the posts. Reason is that the one time I made a smart ass remark about someone dying because they did something stupid, one of their family members googled the deceased’s name. And found me. And they had some choice words. And, well, who wants to go through that? And I mean both them and me. I mean, imagine googling someone you care about and finding me saying that they were so stupid they couldn’t find their own ass with two hands and an ass map. Your objectivity about the stupidity of their actions is tainted. And I’m just some guy on the internet.

I do not remove names for criminals.

I’ve also gone back and removed names when people email me and say they found my post after they googled their names only to find me pointing out a bit of embarrassment or some such. I tend to oblige those requests too. After all, if you’re job searching, you don’t want them to find you saying something stupid on the internet.

Today, I got one from a Brit who was not breaking the law nor doing anything stupid and who I actually complimented. Out of country, they decided to shoot some guns. And the pics were causing some negative press at home. And it’s England and they pee their panties at the thought of guns.

I obliged as well.

What you wear

A meme started by Marko and picked up on by Jay is what’s in your pockets. Well, here’s what’s in mine:

Clockwise from top left:

DOPP Regatta Magnetic Money Clip and Card Holder. I used to carry a decent wallet but it became uncomfortable. So, I went thin.

A Leatherman Skeletool, which I highly recommend.

KelTec P3AT with Crimson Trace Lasergrip. Both highly recommended as well.

Extra magazine.

My Droid, which I also happen to love and, apparently, can’t stop talking about.

And a Crimson Trace pocket holster made by Galco.

I pretty much carry that stuff every day. Can carry it all in just about any clothing I choose to wear.

Bloody weather

In case you live in East Tennessee and haven’t heard: ZOMG!!!!111ONE WE”RE ALL GONNA DIE BECAUSE A BLIZZARD IS COMING.

Most area schools called a preemptive strike yesterday and announced their closure while it was still 55 degrees outside. Except our kids’ schools, who decided to be the only school system on this side of the state to stay open. But they just called and said they’re closing 2 hours early.

Still, I have yet to see any snow.

STI and USPSA

From a Presser:

STI International, a leading manufacturer of competition firearms for the Practical Shooting market, presented officials from the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) with a check for $9,000 during the 2010 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The check brings the company’s total commitment to funding USPSA programs to $23,500.

A man’s sport

I guess with this camouflage taser, you’re supposed to go in the woods and tase a deer into submission. Now that would be something to watch.

Racist is dead

And by dead, I mean devoid of any real meaning when hurled as an accusation.

Killing ‘racist’ just like ‘fascist’

Presented without comment

Bin Laden blasts US over global warming:

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.

Layers of editorial oversight

They want to believe

We win, they lose, now let’s get to work

And that work isn’t going very well.

Age old question

So, what gun for zombie?

Hunting and fishing

Amendment to say those are rights clears TN senate

Gun Porn

S&W 442

EAA Bullpup from SHOT

Taurus TCP

FAL Pistols and SBR

New AR

Uncut and previously unpublished interview with Jeff Cooper

Bane has the details on how to watch

Oddities

Koosh bullets

And $10K for a 22 that won’t fire unless you’re wearing a watch. Smart guns are kinda dumb.

AK 47 with toilet seat stock. Wait, what?

Four cops, no laws broken

OC in Cali.

Inglorious Basterds in Three Words

Cool, dead Nazis.

January 28, 2010

Hypocricy and stuff you can’t make up

Head of Alabama Anti-Gambling Task Force wins jackpot in Mississippi. Via Aunt B.

Obama: billions for high speed rail

Dude, trains. Or taking economic advice from Lewis Black: