Archive for May, 2010

May 30, 2010

View from the plane

From Misc
May 29, 2010

Enjoy the weekend

Busy. Packing. The other kind that involves luggage. This time tomorrow, the last frontier.

May 28, 2010

RIP Gary Coleman

Sad. Always remembered for:

Those “reasonable restrictions” they’re always going on about

Shoe, foot:

State Senator Bruce Patterson has an idea to help people sort out the media. He wants to create a state board to license and regulate reporters. Michigan Radio Jack Lessenberry has been thinking about that.

State Senator Bruce Patterson got to thinking about the media recently, and noticed something. Hairdressers and auto mechanics are regulated and licensed by the state.

So are lawyers, doctors, even those who give manicures. So, he reasoned, why shouldn’t reporters be as well?

Little creepy but gets creepier:

His bill would set up a board to review applications and license reporters. Candidates would have to demonstrate that they have a journalism degree, or, failing that, three years of experience, some published stories, and letters of recommendation.

Those who qualify would have to pay a license fee, and would be entitled to call themselves a “Michigan Registered Reporter.” Senator Patterson isn’t suggesting that those who don’t register be prevented from writing or broadcasting anything.

He just thinks it would help the public distinguish who was a reputable reporter, and who wasn’t.

You think a license = reputable?

Obama Supports UN Small Arms Treaty

And that treaty advocates banning and confiscating personal firearms.

You guys under the bus, make room for one more.

You can take the politician out of Chicago. But you can’t take Chicago out of the politician:

The White House asked former President Bill Clinton to talk to Rep. Joe Sestak about the possibility of obtaining a senior position in the Obama administration if he would drop out of the Democratic primary race against establishment-backed Sen. Arlen Specter, the Obama administration will say in a report to be released Friday morning, Fox News has confirmed.

It’s like pay to not play or something.

You must be good little sheep

Two teachers suspended for informing students they have rights and showing them a Flex Your Rights video.

They let you take those home?

I don’t think I buy this one:

A soldier home on leave said seven men attacked him and then took his military-issued assault rifle, according to WSB-TV.

Judean People’s Front

Nose, get off of my face:

Despite his pedigree as the son of former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul, Libertarian Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said Rand Paul has betrayed the party’s values with stands he’s taken, and they were considering finding a candidate to run for the seat.

Movie Review Haiku: Blade

Snipes is half vampire
Kicks full-blooded vampire ass
Doesn’t pay taxes

Another tactical car

Tactical VW

Neighborly

Man paints house green. Neighbors complain. So he paints the shudders pink and fills his lawn with pink flamingos.

Membership

We’ve often wondered how many “members” the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership has. Well, let’s just say it’s substantially less than a Million Moms.

You wanna play

You gotta pay:

DC Trying to Screw Gura on Attorneys Fees

The law must be enforced

But Mayor Daley won’t say if the 80 year-old man who defended his family with a gun will be prosecuted for unlawful possession.

A Nerf Gun That Would Scare Paul Helmke

Impressive

Welcome

Nikki Goeser has a blog.

Can we put the grown ups in charge?

Seen at Alan’s:

“…the government is different from financial institutions because it can print money,”

–one of the president’s senior economic advisers

And that’s what’s it’s done for the last couple of years.

Shocker

Anti-gun shill Garen Wintemute has another “study” that says guns are bad, mmmkay. Unlike last time, it looks as though he may have actually done some math instead of walking around a gun show and writing down things he thought looked illegal.

Gun Porn

Polymer frame engraving

Dirty Harry’s 44

BAZ45

AR-10 in 243

Bianchi Cup Pics

Paul has some here and here.

The good old days

$6 for a suppressor shipped to your door.

Steel cased ammo

And shooting it in the AR. A bit back, a buddy of mine who’d never owned an AR decided to get one. He told me he was going to get some steel cased ammo but he read on the internet that he shouldn’t use it. I asked him why the internet said that and he said that it supposedly would wear out your barrel. I did the math for him and told him it was cheaper to shoot steel ammo and replace a barrel after 10,000 rounds than to be an ammo snob. YMMV.

Instead, tread on me please

Gadsden flag is offensive.

May 27, 2010

Transfer Change from ATF

I wish they’d stick with gloryholes:

Reversing an interpretation of the Gun Control Act that has been on the books for more than four decades, ATF today posted a ruling declaring any shipment of a firearm by a manufacturer (FFL) to any agent or business (e.g., an engineering-design firm, patent lawyer, testing lab, gun writer, etc.) for a bona fide business purpose to be a “transfer” under the Gun Control Act of 1968. As a consequence, legitimate business-related shipments will now require the recipient to complete a Form 4473 and undergo a Brady criminal background check. In many instances, these requirements will force shipments to a third party, thereby lengthening the process and the time that the firearm is in transit.

That’s pretty abysmal. And:

For more than four decades manufacturers have shipped firearms to agents for bona fide business purposes. ATF is unable to identify a single instance during the past 40 years where a single firearm shipped in reliance upon ATF’s rulings was used in a crime. This unwarranted reinterpretation of the law will cause significant disruption and additional costs for industry members and increase the cost of doing business, while doing nothing to advance public safety.

That’s probably the goal.

Override

in the senate, restaurant carry bill gets passed veto.

Integration of social media sucks

Because they all conspire against you.

Seems my twitterfeed hasn’t been updating. And no one told me.

TN Guns In Restaurants bill

Word is, it will be overridden this week. Likely today. We’ll see.

OMG WTF BBQ

Alright then:

Sara Dawson doesn’t cuss.

So when the license plate agency in Coffee County, Tenn., issued her a tag with a “WTF” suffix, she couldn’t believe what had happened.

Chicks and Guns

Heidi Montag* gets her tactical on.

* Note, I had no idea who she was until just now. But her gun handling is good.