Sunday, July 30, 2006

Homegrown Terrorism.

6 Shot, 1 Fatally at Seattle Jewish Center

...
Staff members said they overheard him saying "'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone...

Naveed Afzal Haq was booked into jail late Friday for investigation of homicide and attempted homicide.

Did you know that the victims were all unarmed women? One was even pregnant
My, what a brave warrior that guy is. And yes, Libs, it is worse to shoot women; sorry.
If one of those women was armed, could the one dead person in this story have been the perp?
Do you suppose the above story is why this group (below) is in existence?













Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

But don't worry kids, I'm sure it wasn't personal:

Not Terrorism Related, and Certainly Not Islam Related

It would seem to me that blacks, women and Jews would be the most pro-gun groups of citizens in the country, just based on history.

Sadly, that does not always seem to be the case.

Now go over and check out JFPO.

Friday, July 28, 2006

YOU GO NOW!!!

























Don't forget, the latest ePostal Pistol Contest is up at The Ninth Stage.
We need shooters for this!!!

I'm heading for the range right now (as my back yard is too squishy at the moment).

The targets are due over at the Ninth Stage on Monday.

SO GO NOW!!!! :)

Happy, and safe, shooting to you!!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Headlines

Sun kills 60,000 a year, WHO says
Dems say it is probably just killing people that abortion doctors won't kill anyway; offers surrender plan just in case.


Dutch Political Party Wants to Normalize Pedophilia
ACLU Lawyers Enroute...


NSync singer Lance Bass says he is gay
Reports also note sky is blue and M. Moore is fat.


2 billboards target illegal immigrants
And they ask, "Had Enough?".
When I see that, I think I have.


Feds move to share intelligence faster
I always snicker when I see "Feds" and "Intelligence" in the same sentence.


Commy Skanks v Facist Prudes
From the mind of Vox:
I do so love feminist women.
They can't even get together and hate men without it turning into a shrieking, hair-pulling catfight.

Same-sex marriage on rocks with voters
Uhhh...remind me not to ask for a stiff one, then...


Under fire Mass. highways chief resigns
...he will continue to receive his $223,000 annual salary through Feb. 15.
Shouldn't that say "Under rubble..."?
Pretty good pay package for negligent homicide.
I guess he didn't burn any bridges there...


Physicians Complain About Anatomy Course
Too much blood and guts?
Hey. Dead animals have rights to, ya know.


Hezbollah was using UN post as 'shield'
Color me shocked and awed.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Day Three...

of my migraine!
Yay!




















Grrrr.
I'm still debating whether I should blame Bush or global warming.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Don't Worry...

The cops will save you; just carry your cell phone!

Serial Slayings Have Put Phoenix Residents on Edge
Police Say the Two Have Killed at Least 11

More sad lessons on why citizens should be armed...

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who
approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but
downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined...The
great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might
have a gun.
-Patrick Henry

True dat, PH.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Mmmmm.....Pizza...

























The latest ePostal Pistol Contest is up at The Ninth Stage.
We need shooters for this, as turnout has been low lately.

So c'mon and grab a gun, any gun, and pepper some targets.
There are slow, fast, and faster competitions, depending on your shooting style and desire.

Also, I am hosting next months contest, and you definitely need to shoot that one, too!!

Please post about this contest at your site if you can; I'd hate to see this go the way of the dinosaur.

Look for the Union Label






























I just received the original box that my Series 80 Colt Gold Cup National Match came in.

And lo and behold on the end of the box is the UAW logo!
Yay!
Now that would be a cool facility to work in.

Do you suppose it is a bittersweet moment every time the workers of Local 376 see union dues taken out of their checks, knowing the UAW does their best to get canidates elected that hate the company they work for?

You know, how their union goes about donating money to rabidly communistDemocratic canidates that do their best to put those same dues-paying workers out of a job, by putting the company they work for completely out of business by judicial fiat and litigation?

I'll better there are a few conservative UAW guys there!

Thank you folks at Local 376 for making a great product!
I heart my Colt!
Well, ok - Colts.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Thank God He Was There.

You don't see these stories in the MSN too often.
I know the Toledo paper relegates defensive firearms stories to the back sections and little copy.

Emphasis mine:

8 Grocery Employees Stabbed in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn.

A knife-wielding grocery store employee attacked eight co-workers Friday, seriously injuring five before a witness pulled a gun and stopped him, police said.

The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial services office in the same small shopping center, Higgins said.

Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim "like something in a serial killer movie."

Note: Witness = Armed, law abiding citizen.

Of course, the cops show up after the fact, as one would expect.
They can' t be everywhere, right.

Too bad the employees themselves were not armed.
This could have been a non-story then.

If this story was in Chicago or LA or New York, there would be two possible alternate realities -
A. There would be more wounded, and probably some dead,

or

B. Chris Cope would be in a jail cell awaiting charges and prosecution.

Thank you, Chris Cope. I'm sure many people are grateful for what you did.
You are a true hero, and interestingly, for the left, a subject of scorn and disdain for being a gun owner, and worse yet, a gun carrier.

Rock on, Chris.

Editors note: Firearms save lives.
Chuuuhhh.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ogmeet 2006: Friday

Friday:

Left Ohio at about 12:30 PM.

1:00 PM Hit the turnpike.

1:30 PM Hit FREAKIN' HURRICANE KATRINA'S BIG SISTER IN INDIANA.
Pull over at first service isle and sit in truck for 20 min.
The storm is blinding. Literally.

1:50 Have to pee.
Torrential downpour is NOT helping matters at all.
So. Much. Water.

1:55 Popeye mode: That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no more.
Look for slackening of storm (ha!) and make my move.

1:57 Enter plaza COMPLETELY DRENCHED TO THE SKIN.
Happiness is not present in abundance at this point.

1:58 Go pee.

2:06 Rush back to truck, and realize how moronic it is to rush, as I can be no wetter.

Drive 45 minutes - hit another hurricane (WTF?!?!).
This one doesn't require stopping, just slowing, and mostly slowing for people going slower than I (grrrrrrr).

Rain abates, but later, hit mini-hurricane right before Illinois border.
Slow down.
I am still fairly damp from my initial soaking.

Hit Illinois, and realize between the time zone change, the rain, and my piss-poor planning, I have just hit the Dan Ryan Expressway, in all of its glorious construction-filled wonder, at rush-hour on a Friday afternoon.
Oh, joy.

@(#*#&#^@%&@;#*)$;$#@!@#*^%$$*#^@%^@&#$*#^@^@!!!!!!!

I'm so aggravated, that I yelled at some asshatically-inclined driver, and called him a f**k-weasel.

I have no idea what that means.

Approximately 3 stressful hours later, pull into the Stonewood Ale House and meet Leslie.
My shirt is still wet where it was tucked in.

Drink a Guinness (mmmmm.....) and chat with the lone Leslie.
Depart briefly to drop cache of weapons and ammo off at hotel.
Return and meet really cool bloggers that are now arriving.

Saturday: Range day....

Gun Bloggers Rendezvous

Mr. Completely (and I) remind you:

The Rendezvous is October 6th. 7th., and 8th., so the hustle and bustle of Summer is over. This get-together can be the perfect break from the old routine before Fall and Winter get here.

One thing though. You DON'T have to be a blogger to attend. This Rendezvous is for gun bloggers, mil bloggers, blog readers, shooting sports enthusiasts, and anyone else who would like to take a break and spend some quality time with some other folks with the same interests. If you are reading this blog, you are more than welcome to come to Reno and join in the fun!

The Rendezvous has it's own website with all of the latest details, info, how to register, how to get the discount room rates, and a whole lot more.

Gun Blogger Rendezvous Website

The most important thing for the success of the Rendezvous is YOU being there! The more the merrier, and bloggers can be notoriously merry, given the chance! You definitely won't want to miss this one!

If you are a blogger, please help get the word out. I can get the rest of the Rendezvous details taken care of, but for the publicity part, I need help from all of you, as I can't do that part without your help.

This is the first annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous and we want to get it off to a good start.

Thanks for the help, and I hope to see you there!

Sign on up to come to Reno this fall!
You know you want to!!!
If this is half as much fun as the Ogmeet was, it will be a blast!!

Hotel Reservation Information

Event Registration Information (pdf)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Safety First!














(Click for a better view of sweet, gooey, gun goodness!!)

These are the weapons that made it from Ohio to the Ogmeet.
This picture was taken in what (last weekend) was one of the safest hotel rooms in the state of Illinois.

And then I checked out of it.

Now it's just a room again.
But I may return someday to make it safe once again.
Maybe I should send the Wyndham a bill for my services...

Monday, July 17, 2006

I'm A Hypocrite, and I Couldn't Be Happier.

Once upon a time I told my dear wife and precious daughter that you NEVER give personal information to people on the Internet, and you NEVER EVER arrange to meet people over the Internet.

I lied.
NO WAIT!

I just forgot the addendum that it is ok if you are meeting other conservative bloggers, some of whom have firearms they are willing to let you use!





















Like at an OGMEET!!!
THEN it's ok to meet someone!
(Og's guns pictured above!)

I'm glad we got that straightened out.

Plus, let's face it, there are not too many pervs out there trolling for old, pudgy UAW guys by luring them with tales of beautiful weapons, gun range expeditions, and camaraderie of a conservative nature.
Not impossible, but highly unlikely.

Between Friday and Saturday nights, I met a slew of really cool bloggers.

Friday, I met Leslie, of Omnibus Driver, first.
She was wearing a Stetson hat, as she had said she would, making her easy to find at the Stonewood Ale House in Schaumberg.

Leslie basically did all the grunt work for this get together, while Og got all the glory ;).
(Just kidding Og; please don't "tune me up"!!)
Thanks to both for a wonderful meet, but Leslie did do the lion's share.
Shortly thereafter, I got to meet:

Mark, from Windypundit, who also took pictures of the event, with his way-cool Nikon camera!
Day 1 Pictures.
Day 2 Pictures.
(And yes, I am wearing a Dead Kennedys t-shirt. Not a HUGE fan of their music, but I LOVE that name!!)

Mr. and Mrs. Right from The Right Place

Bruce the Human Pet (owned by Ferdinand T. Cat), from Conservative Cat.

Nate, Bruce the Human Pet's 19 year old son (who is presently blogless, but works on Conservative Cat).

and

Grant, from Grantastic Designs, who I hear-tell has a documentary about Ward Churchill coming up!

Had a great meal, great conversations, and a couple beers over several hours.
As far as I could tell, a good time was had by all.

On day two Og, myself, and Nate the younger went shooting.
Just us three.
Everyone else was either too busy, were huge pu**ies, or both. ;)
(Just kidding, kids!)
That will be another post.

After shooting, and driving the 90 miles back to the hotel, I made my way to Klas for the dinner meet.
Klas is the largest Czech restaurant in the country, and their food is awesome, and reasonably priced, as well! Two thumbs up.
And my scale is up a two pounds, too.

There, I additionally met:

That One Guy, from Drunken Wisdom.

Zonker, from Thunder and Roses.

Tammi, from Tammi's World.

Biloxi, from The Republic of Biloxi.

Dude, whom presently is blogless, but is a serial commenter, and shares my love of blogs and alcohol.

Of course, Leslie was there, even though she had a pretty bad case of bronchitis.
She's quite a trooper.

I must admit, I felt a little like a country mouse in the big city with all these sophisticated bloggers (both nights!), but they were still all pleasant as could be, even if my naivete was showing.

A great group, and a great time.
I just wish my dear wife would have come, and it would have been perfect.
Next time, for sure.

Finally, Windypundit has a photo gallery here.
Go check it out.

More to come...

Friday, July 14, 2006

Blizzard of Og!















It's that time.

We'll be at the Buffalo Range Shooting Park in Ottawa, Il at 9:00 AM.
Join us if you wish.
Come and meet the great and powerful Og!

There will be camaraderie and firearms and ammo.

And firearms.

(You already said firearms.)

Yes, but I really like firearms.

For details, check out Leslie's Omnibus.

See you there.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Keep On Peacin' In The Free World












Horrific bombings and grenade attacks occured in India.

No one has claimed responsibility yet, but my guess is that it's --
the Irish

rabid Buddihists

pro-life Jesus freaks

the Joooooos!

the Nazis from the Sum Of All Fears movie

Imperial Storm Troopers under command of Darth Vader
The Little Rasals

Uhhh....dang.
Well it can't be the Religion of Peace, because Katie Couric and Michael Moore say so.
They're just peacin' out all over the place!

It makes you wonder how many more are going to be sacraficed at the altar of political correctness.

Dear India,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as well as our wish for swift and merciless retribution.
Except for our far left (Ward Churchill anyone?) - they probably think you got what you deserved.

God bless, and good luck.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wal-Martiquette Part II

This post is a continuation of a the immediatley preceding post, Wal-Martiquette.
It is a list of observations, notes, and suggestions regarding my recent trip to Wal-Mart.
Continuing:
6. Your piercingly loud, rude, uncontrollable, snot-nosed, room-temperature IQ'd, mouth-breathing hell-spawn are NOT cute.

Go ahead and beat the living hell out of them, right there in the store.
Discipline is good for them.
It will make you feel better, it will certainly make me feel better, and I swear I will tell nary a soul.

I may even help you, if you wish.

7. Dixie Chicks on the display TV's?
WTF?
Hey Wal-Mart, this is a red state; take that sh*t to Taxachusetts and Cuba, where it belongs.

8. You are not the only one in the store.

If someone is standing quietly and patiently behind you while you try to decide which kind of crappy artificial fruit punch to buy, that is actually secret code for

"GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY, ASSHAT!
YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE HERE!!".

Wal-Mart may even have a decoder ring for you to use if you forget what this means.

9. Face piercings are gay.
They're not a fashion statement, not cute, not daring, not bold, not "cutting-edge", nor individualistic; just gay.

10. If you plow someone's 4 year old kid into a red pile of goo with your fast and furiously retarded little jap car, because you think the speed limit in the parking lot is 45 miles an hour, the parents may kill you on the spot, before you can get a fair trial.

I, invariably, will help them.
Gleefully, I might add.

11. The new Wal-Mart doesn't sell firearms. They are paring down stores that sell guns to one store per district (which is Napoleon 'round these parts). I am writing to them, and may not shop there any more. They do sell gun "stuff" and ammo, however. Including handgun ammo.
And technically, they still sell firearms.
I'm on the fence.

12. A post-Wal-Mart shopping observation -
To the Charlie Manson look-alike and his family at the Farm and Fleet equivalent:

Get a job you dirty hippie.
If you took a bath and shaved, and bought a clean 3 dollar shirt at Goodwill, maybe you could get a job, and then you wouldn't have to send forth your grubby progeny to try to pilfer merchandise while your wife, Squeaky, creates a distraction by making a production of buying some hex-nuts for a grand total of SIXTY-SEVEN CENTS!

And don't stare at me either ya freakin' psycho.
You only scare me if you vote, f**ktard.

If you ever read my website, you'd look the other way - quickly.
Don't make me sic a bunch of conservative bloggers on you.
Now I certainly expect to see more civilized behavior next time I go Wal-Mart (IF I go there again).

Man!
Such stress.
I need a beer.

/rant

Monday, July 10, 2006

Wal-Martiquette

One of the towns nearby just had a new Wal-Mart Super Center open up (another one is forthcoming in another town close to me).
The old one is being destroyed as we speak.
Mmmmmm....parking....

Now I know, I'm a union guy, so I'm supposed to hate Wal-Mart.
And I do, in some ways.
They don't pay some of their workers enough, and there are some questionable business practices here and there, too.

If it is any consolation, I quit shopping at K-Mart when they quit selling handgun ammo.
Seriously.
Bastards.

And Wal-Mart may be next, but not for the reasons the UAW may proffer.

I was not pleased with my fellow man on this excursion.
Here are the notes I compiled on my trip to the New and Improved Wal-Mart:

1. Unless you are wearing a 3-piece suit and have a curly-cable ear-piece, take the sunglasses off at the door. It isn't that bright in there, and you don't look that bright wearing sunglass inside, either.

Wearing sunglasses in a rural Wal-Mart positively screams douchebag.

Or homo.

Your choice.

2. Yes, I know your are young and think you are pretty,
but I didn't come to shop at Whore-Mart.
I'm at Wal-Mart.
Please dress accordingly.

3. Speaking of ladies of questionable repute, I think that if you are tattooed, 6 or 7 months pregnant, obviously high, have questionable hygiene, and are sluttily dressed, you should probably forgo speaking loudly to some guy in the aisle about how you can't shave your monkey, because it is too hairy and you get all cut up.

Especially when children are within earshot.

We already figured you were a filthy animal; you don't need to remove all doubt about that in public.

Sheesh. And they told me there was NEVER an excuse to hit a woman...

4. Speaking of tattoos, girls, let me offer you this little tidbit:
Tattoos are kind of cute when you're young, but I want you to do something first, before you make the decision.

Go to Wal-Mart (or wherever), and look at the older ladies and their tattoos.
That's what they are going to look like on you someday.
Don't they look cool?
Nuff said.

5. And now a note to parents: If you dress up your 6 to 15 old girls like hookers, porn stars and Britney Spears, and drag them through Wal-Mart, you should go to prison.

They are not 28.
They're freakin' kids.

Are you actually TRYING to find kidnappers, stalkers, and child molesters by trolling for them with your offspring as bait, or are you just that f**king stupid and amoral.

Either way, when I'm in charge, you have an ass-whupping of biblical proportions coming.

There should be a law that you can bitch-slap X number of people a month, if they are deserving.
And before some liberal whines, "But who will decide who is deserving?!?!!?", allow me to answer that: ME.
That would be the only fair way.

To be continued....

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Another Sad Post.

My friend Libby, from "thoughts...usually with attitude...", has just lost her father this weekend.

Sadly, her mother is terminally ill as well, and she is bracing for the next wave of woe.
Libby is a good and strong person, she's funny, has a great outlook, and has a great site, too.

Please stop by and give her your prayers and well-wishes here:

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Suber Duber Uber.

My friend, PJ Maximum, the Uber-Conservative (or just Uber) is back.

She is sad, and stong, and still in true form.

She has a great post about the 4th of July, and about the gifts of life we enjoy, and perhaps take for granted.
It is touching, and sad, and heartbreaking, and uplifting all at the same time.

Drop by and give her your prayers and best wishes.
She's good folk.

Go here: Happy Birthday America

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Questions, Always Questions.

So I overheard a hippy say that Bush, "Harshes my mellow...".

Now personally, being a swingin' (NOT swinging) hep kind of cat, I was surprised I wasn't up on the latest vernacular of today's yutes.
I mean, I'm no square or anything (with apologies to the Blue Square, of course).

So I question to myself the following, regarding this strange hippyspeak:

1. Do I, personally, have a "mellow"?

2. If I do have said "mellow", is it capable of being "harshed"?

3. If I do indeed, have a "mellow", that is capable of being "harshed", would I notice it were "harshed"?

4. Would I care?

5. Also, would this be a good thing or a bad thing?
For instance, if Bush "harshed my mellow" (which I doubt, if he truly "harshes" hippy "mellows"), would I be all like,
"Thanks George; you rule!"
and stuff;
or would I think,
"Dang, George. I am disappointed, almost as much as I was when you nominated Harriet Myers"?

6. Can a "mellow" be "unharshed"?

7. And logically, can an "unharshed mellow" (if such a thing can be) be "re-harshed"?

8. If I, myself, can't "harsh a hippy's mellow", can I at least impale him?

9. Why do "harsh" and "mellow" sound much like marshmallow?
How does this (if it does at all) relate to Mallow Cups?

10. Are there degrees of harshing, or is a "harsed mellow" a discrete state; all or nothing?

and of course

11. Why the hell did I think this was post-worthy?
I realize there are many important questions facing us in today's tumultuous times, but I think perhaps, these are the most pressing.

Leave your enlightenment in the comments....

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

God Bless the U.S.



















The title says it all, I guess.

Happy Birthday, America.
And a happy 4th to you all!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Pretty Cool Bird
















I saw this over at Samantha Burns place, and thought it was pretty cool.
It's a pretty amazing video.

See it here: Lyrebird.

Enjoy.

Why? Why?

On my way home the other day, I caught a streak of yellow out of the corner of my eye.

It was a finch, and it just caught the top corner of my truck's winshield, launching upward in a not-so-graceful arc from its original, albeit unfortunate, path.

I saw it hit the ground at the berm of the road in my rear-view mirror.
I was saddened.

My first thougt was, why couldn't poor Mr. Finch have flown across the road 2 seconds earlier or later?

My next thought was, why couldn't that have been Noam Chomskey?
Or Jack Murtha, or Kennedy, or Moore?

Granted, the last two would have assuredly totalled my truck, but I'm insured, and would also be willing to sacrafice my truck for the good of the country in a case like that.

The saddest part of the whole ordeal?
Ohio finches are not only pretty, they are also notoriously conservative.

What a shame.