Saturday, March 31, 2007
The e-Postal Handugn Contest, that is!
The first contest of the season is being hosted by (appropriately enough) our good friend Mr. Completely.
For April, it is called High Fives.
So, break out the the pistolas and go forth and perforate!!! Rimfire, centerfire, air pistols....
It's all good.
Don't have a gun?
WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR PROBLEM?!?!?!? GO BUY ONE!!!
Or at least borrow one! :)
The contest is here: e-Postal Handgun Match "High Fives"
Download the target here: High Fives Target
Have a safe and happy shooting experience.
And remember, every time you pull the trigger, a hippie gets a gas pain!!
Now go out and shoot. Do it for the children.
Better yet, take the kids with you!
See you at the range.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Webb Aide Arrested for Gun Possession
WASHINGTON (AP) - An aide to Sen. Jim Webb was arrested Monday when he entered a Senate office building with a loaded pistol belonging to the senator.
Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said the aide was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and possessing an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition.
You have to register ammo there?
I wonder if their law includes ammo components, too?
Brass and primers and lead, OH MY!! How about powder?
Or must they be assembled to fall under the strong arm of the law?
Is there a limit to the number of rounds one may possess?
Am I over that limit?
Heh - If there's a limit in DC, I'll bet you a box of +P hollowpoints I'm over it.
They should register money, too!
People can buy guns with it!! AND AMMO!!!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
So this is "the most honest, ethical, and open Congress in history"?
Feinstein ResignsBut...but she's anti-war!
SEN. Dianne Feinstein has resigned from the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee.
...Feinstein was chairperson and ranking member of MILCON for six years, during which time she had a conflict of interest due to her husband Richard C. Blum's ownership of two major defense contractors, who were awarded billions of dollars for military construction projects approved by Feinstein.
Feinstein relished the details of military construction, even micromanaging one project at the level of its sewer design. She regularly took junkets to military bases around the world to inspect construction projects, some of which were contracted to her husband's companies, Perini Corp. and URS Corp.
And here I guess she proves she's at least anti-warrior:
Feinstein abandoned MILCON as her ethical problems were surfacing in the media, and as it was becoming clear that her subcommittee left grievously wounded veterans to rot while her family was profiting from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. It turns out that Blum also holds large investments in companies that were selling medical equipment and supplies and real estate leases—often without the benefit of competitive bidding—to the Department of Veterans Affairs, even as the system of medical care for veterans collapsed on his wife's watch.
And before any Fiendstein apologizers point out - Her husband did divest interest in the companies in 2005. Of course, she only quit after she got caught (in 2007), not while she was actually in a conflict of interest.
So much for the peace party.
New direction my a**.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Funny, it only feels like 22 and a half months.
I did not buy a gun for my blogiversary (BBAGA), but I did get a nice tweak-up on one.
This first picture is my Series 80 Colt Gold Cup in (of course) 45 ACP, as I originally bought it.
The sight is mounted on a rail that extends off of, and is integral with, the grip on the other side.
(Just FYI, I lost that horrid right hand wood grip long ago.)
It was starting to loosen up on me, and ultimately, I ended up having one of the two grip screw bushings strip out.
That's bad. There is not much metal on really any pistol grip (for size and weight considerations). I had to have it re-tapped and put an oversized bushing in it (thanks H!). According to my (gun)smith, H, you only get to do that once, and then major surgery is required.
I wanted to mount a scope rail on this a long time ago, but the thought of some actually drilling holes in my Gold Cup gave me the willies! And you know how I feel about major surgery.
After shooting a 184 (out of 300) in competition, and having to tighten that STOOPID GRIP MOUNT after every magazine or two, the willies went away...
So I asked H and D what I should get.
After discussions and some pondering, I decided on the Les Baer rail.
H said D was much better suited to do the job, which was no problem with me.
One week later, I got this:
(Click pictures for largification!)
D gave it back to me at the range. He was late and I was nervous, as anyone would be when someone close goes under the
But man did it turn out sweet.
This is a tough job. The rail is mounted with screws that go into holes tapped into the dust cover of the receiver. The dust cover tapers from thicker to thinner from grip to muzzle end, so each screw is a different length. Each screw is number (but I can't see them w/out help) because they are all different lengths, and only go in one spot.
Everything has to be laid out, squared up and symmetrical. It is time consuming and delicate work.
D is a freakin' artist.
Now I could put my rubberized Pachmayr grips on it (which I did).
Now here's the freaky part. I kept my scope with me when I gave D the gun, and re-mounted it when I got it back. I resigned myself to probably a half-hour or so to get old, trusty Tasco red-dot sighted back in.
So, I load up, seat myself, sandbag the weapon, and squeeze off the first shot.
It's not even on the paper.
But wait! My master-machinist friend D tells me it's in the black ring of the target.
Surely this cannot be, so I look in my spotting scope.
I'll be danged. My eagle-eyed compadre is correct.
Not only is it in the black, it's in the X.
Of course, this can only be explained as an anomaly, so I take another shot, figuring this will be off, but it should at least be on the paper, making for a short job sighting her in.
Heh. The new hole is touching the other hole by half.
Me: DAMN D, you're REALLY good!!
D: I'm not THAT frakkin' good.
I beg to differ, but he will hear none of it.
Talented and humble. You can't beat that.
Also, I am going to order a new scope for my blogiversay today. So it's all good.
Please feel free to shower me with accolades, and buy me many semi- and full-auto weapons, ammo, and expensive liquor.
Oh yeah, and bacon, too.
Or just say howdy in the comments. :)
And lastly, and certainly NOT LEASTLY, thank you dear readers, for stopping by.
Even you lefties. ;)
See ya 'round the pool...
Monday, March 26, 2007
One more reason why I read Vox Day...
The OC shares a beautiful moment of irony:
Minnesota Public Radio was supposed to host a big public forum on global warming last night --
(drum roll, please)
-- but they had to cancel it because of the blizzard.
I grew up in Minnesota. I've been outside in too many 40-below wind chills to view global warming as anything but a Very Good Thing. As for the threat to the coasts, screw them. If that means ocean swells swamping Washington DC and New York on one side and Hollywood and San Francisco on the other, I'll start running my air conditioner with the windows open this summer.
How you like flyover country now, beeyotchs*?
Go visit Vox. Guaranteed to make you think.
Maybe even make your head explode!
*edited my moi.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Tainted Chinese wheat behind US pet poisonings: report
Investigators have reportedly found a rodent-killing chemical sprayed on imported Chinese wheat in the tainted pet food that has killed several animals in the US and Canada.
"A source close to the investigation tells ABC News that the rodenticide, which the source says is illegal to use in the United States, was on wheat that was imported from China and used by Menu Foods in nearly 100 brands of dog and cat food," the US network said in its website.
What happens when this is Wonder Bread, or Doritos, instead of pet food?
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Liberals, environmental priests, and green-weenies aren't as smart as the majority of sixth-graders -
If you disagree, you must hate kids and worship the Goracle!
Plus, if the earth is warming, why does this POLAR bear need a blanket?!?!?!
Thanks to weatherplus.com for the picture!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Do you ever walk around a factory floor w/earplugs in saying REDRUM!! REDRUM!!! at different decibel levels because you like the way it reverberates in you head with the earplugs in?
Uh, yeah, me neither...
Bonus: Do you ever answer someone's question by talking in a croaky voice while moving your finger and saying:
"Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance."you know; just to mess with people?
Friday, March 16, 2007
I was deeply concerned and grieved to learn of your posting the names
and locations of concealed-carry permit holders in the fine state of
Virginia. I was rather disturbed that you would compare them with
convicted sex offenders re the public's right to know! Do you really
believe that people who bother to register their weapons and to apply
for concealed-carry permits are likely to harm anyone who isn't directly
threatening them or their family members? The shooters are the ones
with illegal guns and no intention of registering them. I think
statistics would bear that out.
By the way, I'm a 65-year-old great-grandmother who owns no weapons and
does not belong to the NRA. I just believe in the Constitution and in
looking at reality. Do you really believe you have helped anyone by
posting this list? I suspect you have actually put some folks at risk.
That would be a real tragedy. I don't know how you can rectify that
wrong, but prayer might be good. A public apology in at least as large
a font, in at least as prominent a position as the original article,
would be appropriate.
mama (jimmyb's mom)
And don't forget, let Christian and his employer know that he should get a new job as a homeless person! Or maybe a speed-bump!
Let 'em know right here:
675 SCHOOL LANE
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA 24073
Phone Number: 540-381-1645
201 W. Campbell Ave.
P.O. Box 2491
Roanoke, Va. 24010-2491
Main Switchboard: (800) 346-1234 or (540) 981 3340
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Headlines you should see:
Dems Pull Out of Fox News Sponsored DebateOk, maybe that 2nd byline should be rephrased...
Sand/vagina link probed.
But pulling out of a debate because a bunch of koolaid-swilling, bong-puffing, smelly tin-foil hatters object?
If Edwards (aka The Breck Girl) and Co. are this big a pu**ies, how are we supposed to believe them when they say they'll stand up to
Color me skeptical.
This quote from Camille Pagliam, courtesy of Doug Powers, kind of nails it:
Couldn't have said it better myself.
What is this morbid obsession that liberals have with Fox? It’s as if Democrats, pampered and spoiled by so many decades of the mainstream media trumpeting the liberal agenda, are so shaky in their convictions that they cannot risk an encounter with opposing views.
Democrats have ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time and 98 percent of American humanities professors to do their bidding. But no, that’s not enough — every spark of dissent has to be extinguished with buckets of bile.
H/T to Doug Powers of The Powers That Be and WND.
I've always heard that if you don't like the weather in Ohio, just wait 15 minutes...
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Of course, the most endangered are women and children that have moved to stay away from a violent spouse. But naturally, liberals have no problem selling out women, children, minorities, the poor, or anyone else, for that matter.
That is as long as they can make a self-righteous point, or damage those they deem as beneath them. In those cases, all is fair.
This is the evil that is liberalism.
Check this quote out:
A state that eagerly puts sex offender data online complete with an interactive map could easily do the same with gun permits, but it does not.Nice.
Equating people that actually love their families enough to learn to use, and posses the tools to protect them, with the lowest form of sick felons.
Some of these people are in genuine fear for their lives from others.
And here this guy not only publicly smears them badly, he endangers them by disclosing their location. He has also put forth to the public that they own property that is desired by dangerous criminals.
He has compromised their health, security and well being just so he can be a prick.
So in the spirit of open books laws, and letting the public know where dangerous people live, here is the incredibly dangerous Christian's information:
675 SCHOOL LANE
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA 24073
Phone Number: 540-381-1645
And feel free to call his place of work:
201 W. Campbell Ave.
P.O. Box 2491
Roanoke, Va. 24010-2491
Main Switchboard: (800) 346-1234 or (540) 981 3340
I already called his phone and left a polite (really) message about how I felt he is despicable and evil and he should lose his job.
I also called the Roanoke Times and expressed (again, politely) the same sentiments.
I also said I'm boycotting anyone who advertises in their paper until the fire tard-boy.
Evil, hateful, idiot.
So, drop him a line and say howdy.
And tell him jimmyb sent ya!
(But be legal and honorable!)
Others on the same story:
Xavier has some thoughts, and news of some post-posting jitters re: Christian.
Michelle Malkin brings us a tale of a true traitor to his fellow citizens.
Emperor Misha also gives us his opinion about this evil fellow.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Heck, who doesn't?
And even though cooking bacon without a shirt seems like a good idea at the time, it can be unpleasant.
Especially if a thick-sliced piece of bacon drops off of the spatula into the grease.
Cussing generally ensues. And dang near blisters.
As a public service, for those of you who are Hillary and B. Hussein Obama fans, I will extrapolate this information even further to it's logical (to some) conclusion that you don't want to cook bacon without pants or shoes on, either.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Took the wife to 300 last night.
This is one of the best movies I have seen for quite some time.
Well written and acted.
Chris Byrne of The Anarchangel has a very good review, along with some excellent historical clarifications.
Check it out here: Go Tell the Spartans.
Tons of action, blood and guts. (This movie is NOT for kids!)
Great, destined-to-be-classic lines.
Good and evil.
Honor and glory.
Politics and deceit.
Did I mention tons of action, blood and guts?
A true guy flick. And Acadamy Award material, too.
The wife also liked it.
But I'm wondering if maybe it's because there were more six-packs on the screen than I have in my basement fridge.
Ironically, my fridge six-packs seem to ultimately hide my personal six pack.
Excellent compilation of the trailers here: 300 Tribute - All of the Clips
Friday, March 09, 2007
From USCitizen at Traction ControlH.R. 1022 - Bans Millions of Guns
With blame and scorn to Carolyn McCarthy, a Democratic Representative from New York, we have a bill to “reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.”
If you can believe it, H.R. 1022 goes much further than the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994 did. Also there is no 10-year expiration in H.R. 1022.
A partial list of items to be Banned:
* All semi-automatic shotguns (including their receivers);
* All detachable magazine semi-automatic rifles;
* Rifles used in competitive shooting events (including my M1 “Garand”)
* Frames receivers and parts used to repair or refurbish guns
Sportsmen and Defenders take note - this is aimed at ALL gun-owners, as well as the heritage we pass to later generations.
Call your U.S. Representative at (202) 225-3121.
Let him or her know you OPPOSE this bill and ANY legislation that infringes on our right to keep and bear arms.
I would even go one step further to suggest the repeal and reversal of the Gun Control Acts of 1986, 1968, and the National Firearms Act of 1934.
Call and/or write a letter.
Don't email until you do one of the first things.
Emails don't have near the impact a phone call or written letter does.
Also, tell them to support Ron Paul's bill, HR1096 (or Second Amendment Protection Act of 2007).
On of the biggest parts of this bill is: ELIMINATION OF SPORTING PURPOSES DISTINCTION. This is important, as sporting use has no bearing regarding citizens (not subjects) possessing firearms.
Thanks to USCitizen for the heads up!!
Now go call and write those congress-critters!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Bush to pledge billions in aid on Latin trip
Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times
President Bush's seven-day trip to south and central America later this week will focus on "new initiatives to benefit the people of Latin America," National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said this morning.
Which section of the Constitution, that Mr. Bush swore to uphold, is that specified in?
By whose authority is he pledging my tax dollars?
Mr. Bush will announce $1.6 billion in aid to the region for health care, education, growth of small businesses, and home ownership, Mr. Hadley said.
I'll bet there are plenty of people here that would like that opportunity.
Don't all the illegal immigrants he wants to give amnesty to need houses and health care and education? How about all the people that have lost manufacturing jobs?
If you are going to illegally give away citizens' money, how about giving it to said citizens? Or at least non-citizens that are on our soil!! Sheesh!!!
The president will also talk with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva about increasing the production of ethanol as an alternative fuel source.
What about our farmers? How about our oil industry?
Why do we care about Brazil's ethanol, unless we are going to buy it at a discount?
"The president's view is that there is a real opportunity in this region in bio-fuels," Mr. Hadley said.
Opportunity for whom?
Brazilians, businesses, or Americans citizens?
I doubt "all of the above" is one of the answers.
Mr. Hadley also said the president's trip -- to Brazil, Uruguay, Columbia, Guatemala and Mexico, in that order -- is not an anti-Chavez trip, referring to Venezeluan President Hugo Chavez, who has repeatedly voiced strong criticisms of Mr. Bush and the U.S. government.
However, Mr. Hadley said, democracy in the region "is something we don't want to lose."
Who says it is ours to keep to begin with?
Can we really afford to save the whole world?
How about we get our manufacturing base back first, and then save everyone else on the planet after that. Or are we going to be a super-power with Walmart, Starbucks and health care workers?
Service economies can't build war machines.
And if you ever need to, you are at the mercy of your providers of goods.
If said providers are not your friendly to your cause, or worse yet, are your enemies...
Attempts by Mr. Chavez to "intervene" in other south and central American countries "has been an issue," Mr. Hadley said.
How so? Please do elaborate.
I'm no fan of Chavez, but I think you can do better than "has been an issue".
If our intervention is preferable, then let's get the UN to chip in some cash.
I don't want their approval just their (our) money.
I'm so depressed.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I do not consider all Canadians to be cheese-eating surrender-monkey criminal pondscum.
I was just funning around with Freudz, who is a long-time Canadian friend/adversary from the dark side.
No offense meant.
I don't have to check into rehab now, do I? ;)
France bans citizen journalists from reporting violence
The French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the filming or broadcasting of acts of violence by people other than professional journalists. The law could lead to the imprisonment of eyewitnesses who film acts of police violence, or operators of Web sites publishing the images, one French civil liberties group warned on Tuesday.
The council chose an unfortunate anniversary to publish its decision approving the law, which came exactly 16 years after Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King were filmed by amateur videographer George Holliday on the night of March 3, 1991. The officers’ acquittal at the end on April 29, 1992 sparked riots in Los Angeles.
If Holliday were to film a similar scene of violence in France today, he could end up in prison as a result of the new law, said Pascal Cohet, a spokesman for French online civil liberties group Odebi. And anyone publishing such images could face up to five years in prison and a fine of €75,000 (US$98,537), potentially a harsher sentence than that for committing the violent act.
The government has also proposed a certification system for Web sites, blog hosters, mobile-phone operators and Internet service providers...
Is that a McCain-Feingold Part Deux?
I wonder who is being violent that they don't want pictures taken of...
And even mobile-phone operators (users)?
Plus, that fine of almost $100,000 seems unjust.
Do they have a debtors prison there?
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
And she is NOT a happy camper.
Seems she was hornswagled out of some cash by an e-bayer of low moral character.
Here is a sample of her smack-down:
If you have copious amounts of money to throw away and enjoy a good *** ******* be sure to visit Mr Y Berub or Mr B Giguere at YB BERUB 12010 57 IÈME AVENUE MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA H1E-2N1.Heh.
That address again is YB BERUB 12010 57 IÈME AVENUE MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA H1E-2N1.
Take a condom with you.
She called him out.
I told her never to trust people from Canada, but since she's from Canada and all, she didn't listen to me. Although given his name, he may not be native.
Hope your cops nail his butt to the wall, Freudz.
And would you try to post something at least once a dang year?
Monday, March 05, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
A man walked into a bar in Louisville, Kentucky and ordered a drink. While he was sitting at the bar watching T.V., one of Hillary's political ads came on.
He slams his fist down on the bar very loudly and announces to everyone, "Hillary is a horse's ass!"
The bartender reached under the bar and brought out an oak club about 18 inches long and hit the man square across the mouth, knocking him off his stool and onto the floor.
After a minute or two, the man got up, straightened himself up and said to the bartender, "I'm sorry. I didn't know this was Hillary country."
"It's not!" replied the bartender. “It's horse country!"
Show a little respect...