Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free NRA Membership

Free one year membership here:

Free NRA Membership

If you're not a member, join today.

If you are a memeber (lifer, myself), check out and contribute to these fine organizations:

Gun Owners of America

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Second Amendment Foundation

Buckeye Firearms Association

Ohio Gun Collectors Association

Then after that, go buy a gun or three.
And ammo.

Lots of ammo.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Uhhh...OK?

Apparently, Norton Antivirus is now "Rockin' with Dokken".




Norton's software is still s*** in my book, but cool commercial guys.
I'll think of it everytime I give the thought of your product a derisive/dismissive snort.

Might as well have a Dokken song, eh?



Heh.
Hair metal...

Monday, September 07, 2009

I Thought Buckeyes Were Nuts...

Not disengenous liars and cowards.
Well, not all of them are, just most of the politicians.

Doesn't make me very proud to be a damned Yankee.



With leadership like this, we really are damned...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Teh Swimmer Finally Goes Up the Creek

Sans paddle, of course.

POOR TASTE ALERT!! Read at you own risk.

Results and observations regarding the passing of Ted “The Swimmer” Kennedy:

Parents with young daughters are sleeping a little better
now.

Gun owners are sleeping a little better now.

There is a consensus amongst scientists that global warming will decrease as the Swimmer’s mass dissipates, and lessens the gravitational field of the planet, thereby sucking in less light (and thus energy) from the sun and stars.

Hell will weight eleventy-jillion more pounds. (Or 4.989516ty-jillion more kilograms for you Euro-weenies).

The Secret Service announced that Michael Moore and Rosie O'donnel will NOT be allowed to attend the services, as NASA has calculated an overwhelming probablility that their combined gravitational fields would cause a singularity.

There is one less bloviating, statist, Big Brotherish, CFR loving, commie rat on the planet. Just a few more billion to go.

There is one less bloviating two-faced, expedient, rabid-pro-abortionite and bloody-handed lawyer on the planet:

"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognizedthe right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old. (Fats Kennedy, back in the day, possibly before he sold his soul)

Way to hold your ground, killer. You became the poster-boy for beta-male feminazis and baby-killers.

The State of Massachusetts’ IQ average just went up 7 points.

The whiskey industry will now require a bailout, due to an unprecedented and abrupt reduction in demand.

The Twinkie and pork-rind industries may not be far behind.

Rumor has it that in his will Kennedy asked to be buried at sea for two reasons. One, for the ultimate ironic effect, and two so they could blame the massive rise in sea levels on global warming.

Hippies, Commies, Abortionists and Marxists wept.

In closing, I would like to dedicate this Grim Reaper tune to old Teddles. I think this is appropriate because Grim Reaper's lead singer is overweight, like Ted - and Grim Reaper is cheesy, sucks ass, and is a symbol of old-school suckassitudiness, like Ted. Additionally, their careers are now in comparable positions.






Good riddance, douchewad. You are the epitome of all that is wrong and evil in Washington. It's a just a damn shame you couldn't have taken 50 or 60 of your friends with you.

I'll pray for Ted's family, and I'll pray for Ted's soul (really), but I have serious doubts about the effectiveness in doing so (really).

And please spare me your bitching in the comments; this is the toned-down, friendly version of my thoughts; if you didn't come down on Ted Rall, I don't want to hear it.

III

Methinks She Doth Protest Just About Right

The fair Melody Byrne (of Chris and Melody's The Anarchangel site) hits one out of the park.

Read it, enjoy it, and make their site a frequent visit.

She sure sounds like a 3 Percenter to me...

A couple excerpts:

Leave Us the Hell Alone
by Melody Byrne


No wonder I feel trapped. I can't do a single thing with my own property that doesn't involve one government agency or another (or several). I feel like a rat being funneled through a maze, and I am cognizant of the danger that someone will block off the exit. It's my claustrophobia writ large. This is just wrong.

Amen.

Well I have a message for all you busybodies, bureaucrats, rent-seekers, and whored-out legislators.LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE.Get out of my contracts.Get off of my land.Leave my property alone.Stay the hell out of my bedroom.Most of all, KEEP YOUR NOSES OUT OF MY BUSINESS.And everyone else's for that matter.Mel

Give 'em hell, Mel!

Go read the whole thing. It's well done, well worth your time, and quite enjoyable.

III

Monday, August 17, 2009

Something to Ponder

"When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law."- Frederic Bastiat



As the leviathan that our government has become insinuates itself into every single aspect of our lives, we need to decide where we draw the line.

Where is your line?

Friday, July 17, 2009

That Pretty Much Sums It Up

“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

- Thomas Jefferson in letter to Treasury Secretary Gallatin (1802)

At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results, and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished, asked him directly: "Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic if you can keep it" responded Franklin.

The experiment has failed.
I mourn, but mostly I feel guilty regarding how we have failed future and younger generations.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Exploding Frogs?

With apologies to the French, but I couldn't resist using that headline. Think of the google hits!!

That said; how about this headline?

French workers threaten to blow up factory

PARIS, July 12 (Reuters) - Workers at collapsed French car parts maker New Fabris threatened on Sunday to blow up their factory if they did not receive payouts by July 31 from auto groups Renault and Peugeot to compensate for their lost jobs.

Pretty hardcore. But then there's this -

"The bottles of gas have already been placed at various parts of the factory and are connected with each other," CGT trades union official Guy Eyermann told France Info radio.
That's right, it's not a few "rogue workers", it's an official union negotiating tactic. Hear that Gettlfinger?

Police also declined to comment on the threat by the workers, who are occupying the New Fabris factory at Chatellerault, near Poitiers in central France.
Occupying? Stolen right out of the German playbook!! Sohn von a Weibchen!

Some French workers have adopted militant tactics in the economic crisis, including "bossnappings" where managers have been held hostage in their offices.
In all fairness though, they had a CEO who ran the company into the ground, all the way into bankruptcy, and then left with $22 million dollars... oh wait. I'm thinking of some other car company. Heh.

At least they're not in India, eh?

Gradiano Company CEO Beaten To Death By Dismissed Employees In Noida, India

Today the CEO led management was trying to negotiate a deal with the labor representatives of the fired employees. The meeting turned ugly and violent. The fired employees broke all rules of negotiation and beat the CEO Chaudhury to death.
Kind of makes the UAW look like pussycats.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Pretty Cool

I let the dogs out back and saw a bald eagle take off from my pond into my north treeline.
I hope he builds a nest in my trees. That would be neat, and maybe it would qualify me for some sweet government cash for watching its back or something!!

I wonder what they taste like...?
(Just kidding, lighten up!)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Some brief thoughts for you on this day:

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it
is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington

When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it
spreads. - Ron Paul

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too
many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." -- Thomas
Jefferson

“But whether the resistance against government tyrants is non-violent or
physically violent, the effort to overthrow state oppression qualifies as true patriotism.” - Ron Paul

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys."
P.J. O'Rourke

Keep 'em clean, boys. And keep your powder dry.

Oh yeah, and a Happy Secession Day to you!

Monday, June 01, 2009

GM Plant Closings

If anyone is interested, here is the official list -

Plant
Status / Timing(date listed or sooner depending on market demand)

Assembly:

Orion, Mich.
Standby Capacity - September 2009

Pontiac, Mich.
Close - October 2009

Spring Hill, Tenn.
Standby Capacity - November 2009

Wilmington, Del.
Close - July 2009

Stamping:

Grand Rapids, Mich.
Close - June 2009 (previously announced)

Indianapolis, Ind.
Close - December 2011

Mansfield, Ohio
Close - June 2010

Pontiac, Mich.
Standby Capacity - December 2010

Powertrain:

Livonia Engine, Mich.
Close - June 2010

Flint North Components, Mich.
Close - December 2010

Willow Run Site, Mich.
Close - December 2010

Parma Components, Ohio
Close - December 2010

Fredericksburg Components, Virg.
Close - December 2010

Massena Castings, N.Y.
Closed - May 1, 2009 (previously announced)

Service & Parts Operations (SPO) Warehousing & Parts Distribution Centers:

Boston, Mass.
Close – December 31, 2009

Jacksonville, Fla.
Close – December 31, 2009

Columbus, Ohio
Close – December 31, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A 3 Percenter Tells It Like It Is

I would have thrown in a comment about Randy Weaver, but what the hey.

From Sipsey Street Irregulars:

No More Free Wacos: An Explication of the Obvious Addressed to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States.


Explication - noun; the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word, symbol or expression. -- Webster's Dictionary.


5 May 2009

Dear Eric,

I believe I'm entitled to use your first name, since you have expressed an interest in circumscribing my liberty and seizing my personal property, to wit, three heretofore legal semi-automatic rifles of military utility (mistakenly dubbed "assault rifles"). Anyone who wants to do something so personal and intimate as to commit premeditated theft upon you need not be given any honorifics, don't you agree? I mean, if a street thug announces that he wishes to rob you, there is no need to address him as "Sir" this or "Mister" that. Why should rapacious government thieves who announce their intentions so boldly be treated any differently? If you are offended by the fact that you are unused to being addressed in this manner, I can only say that you are not as offended as I am at the prospect of your administration trying to steal my property and liberty.

But, that is not why I write you today. No, I received what I believe to be a credible report this afternoon about someone whom the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives views as a real thorn in their side. The substance of the report has it that you, or someone in your office, has, in reference to this friend of mine, muttered something very much like the following:

"What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric! . . . Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?"

That, of course, was Henry the Second speaking of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, in the year of our Lord 1170.

Shortly thereafter, four of Henry's knights, Reginald Fitzurse, Hugh de Moreville, William de Tracy, and Richard le Breton entered Canterbury Cathedral, and hacked Becket to death with swords, scattering his brains on the floor. "Let us go," said one, "this fellow will not be getting up again."

That political murder had great consequences for Henry, and he regretted it the rest of his long reign.

But enough of Henry. Let's talk about the alleged threat. I am sure that this is a base canard, something attributed to you by someone who just wishes to make trouble. However, as it happens, this is not the first time, or even the second, that I have heard such threats attributed to your department since the election.

Yet, surely, such an educated man as yourself would not make King Henry's mistake. However, it seems likely that it did come out of your department, so let us say that in some perverted attempt to convey a threat to "this troublesome priest" one of your subordinates actually uttered it. Let us say, for purposes of hypothetical argument, that it is in some sense, true.

I know how agencies can spin out of control if not properly guided by upper management. So do you. I'm sure that you saw the television images out of Texas on 28 February and 19 April 1993. I think you would agree with me that neither of those days likely represented the official policy of the Clinton administration. Yet, they happened.

Subsequent to that, citizens formed self-defense militias, millions more of your hated "assault weapons" were imported and sold before the ban and we spent the next seven years staring uneasily at one another, waiting for the next government-issue bloody shoe to drop. Oh, yes, and your party lost control of the Congress, with even President Clinton blaming it on the passage of the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban. The Law of Unintended Consequences sure sucks, doesn't it?

But, the other shoe didn't drop.

Yet, there's something you should understand about that whole process. As an amateur historian and keen observer of current affairs I can see it without difficulty.

You only get one free Waco.

If the statistics on the sales of firearms and ammunition tell you anything, you ought to understand that the same dynamic is at work now and yet from your point of view you haven't DONE anything to deserve it. Oh, you've muttered occasional threats to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban, but no one believes politicians when they speak anyway.

So why, you may ask yourself, is this happening?

Like I said, Eric, you only get one free Waco. It was your original sin. The botched raid, the massacre, the cover-ups, we've been through them already. You may remember that no one was held to account for that -- not very reassuring to the citizenry. And if, as is apparent, someone in the Department of Justice hasn't learned the lessons of the first Waco, we, the millions of "bitter clingers" out here in fly-over country, have. We have no reason to be trusting of your motives. For we, and you, have been here before.

So, let me explicate the obvious: There are no do-overs, not when it comes to your employees killing American citizens for bad reasons. Look around, count the guns, estimate the billions of rounds of small arms ammunition in private hands, and consider that the latest Janet has already declared most of the rest of us, including veterans, "domestic terrorists" anyway. Do you think we have not noticed? Do you think we do not remember the misdeeds of the last administration you were a part of?

In addition, recent government misconduct -- bureaucratic, legal and judicial -- in the Wayne Fincher and David Olofson cases (the same kind of chicanery that rightly caused you to overturn the conviction of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens) has convinced many of us that there is no percentage in betting on a fair trial if the ATF sets their sights on us and we are not part of the Mandarin class.

If we are no longer under the rule of constitutional law but are merely subject to irreversible bureaucratic diktat and we do not fancy being railroaded in a patently unfair federal trial where expert witnesses are denied access to evidence, then our options when approached by ATF agents are rather limited. It is plain, in the absence of the right of a fair trial, that a target of ATF investigation has little to lose by resorting to the right of an unfair gunfight. This may be an unintended consequence of those cases. It is nonetheless real.

Wake up and smell what your administration is shoveling from downwind, where we are forced to stand. And please understand the predicament you've put yourselves in by your present and former bad behavior.

There will be no more free Wacos.

Please, for all our sakes, counsel your employees, who apparently seek to curry your favor by misquoting you, that replicating 1993 is neither good policy nor is it your intention. We don't need any more itchy trigger fingers in this country.

And Eric, not to put too fine a point on it, but you and I both can make an educated guess about what mischief will likely ensue if ANY high-profile Second Amendment activist "has an accident". Best to tell your lads and lasses to stick to those nice safe paper cases (you know, the ones with the 4473s completed with a "Y", rather than "yes") and confine their wet-work fantasies to their off-duty reading. There's still lots of vicious drug gangs, murderous career criminals and real terrorists out there to keep them busy without picking a fight with honest American gunowners who merely want to be left alone.

Thank you for your kind attention in this matter. I wish you a nice, full and safe term of office. Really.

Mike Vanderboegh
PO Box 926
Pinson, AL 35126
GeorgeMason1776@aol.com
sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

(A distribution note to Three Percenters: Cast this one far and wide, folks. I have been told we need to make sure that the adults in the permanent bureaucracy exercise some control over their temporary charges, no matter how short-sighted, immature and petulant the Obamakiddies seem to be. The children are on the playground with loaded firearms, playing with societal forces they scarcely understand. Of course, this is putting the very nicest face possible on such potentially deadly behavior. Do I think it will work? Unlikely, but we have to try anyway.)


Email this to your friends (and enemies).
Your government is more worried about the type of people that read this blog than MS13 and the Crips. What does that say to you?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

ePostal Results

Update: Had to modify BillH's score in the Class III Division due to my fat fingers. He emailed me and said his score was too good on the Class III, but never bitched about the fact I doinked him 10 points on his Class I entry. That's a good man, there.

First, my apologies. I had no idea HOW FREAKING SMALL THOSE -1 CIRCLES WERE!!
Honestly, they didn't look that small until I tried to shoot them!

Crikey.

Secondly, my apologies for the untimeliness of the final results, but there were several reasons.
1. I was out of town for training. (Which I never advertise until I am back.)

2. I started working on the scores in my hotel, when my email started doing weird things so I decided to not mess with it until I got home on my normal PC's (I rarely use my laptop). Messages like "You don't appear to have an Inbox, would you like to create one?" strike fear in the hearts of anyone with a minuscule amount of computer experience.

3. There were some issues with how people scored the targets. Again, this is my fault for having a complicated scoring structure. Many apologies, once again.

4. There were some late entries. But that's cool; I'm easy.

5. HTML tables suck when you don't hardly ever use them. Or maybe I just suck at tables.
Regardless, something sucked.

Anyhoo, here are the scores for the April contest.

(Remember, all scores are X * -1,000,000,000,000, and the LOWEST score wins.)

Note: Several scores were changed. Some to better scores, some for the worse. Remember, the original scoring entails a start of 12 Trillion, with the 1's subtracted, and all other numbers added. If your score is different, first try adding 12 to each target, and go from there.

If you have any questions, email them to me (cugblog AT msn DOT com), or leave them in the comments.
CLASS ONE: Rimfire, Open/Iron Sights
ShooterFirearmDistanceClass
1 Hand2 HandTotal
Xav92p
Browning, Buckmark, semi-auto, 22LR, 5" barrel

25'15059109







TrueBlueSam
Ruger Single Six 22LR

25'16849117
BillH
Hi-Standard GB 22LR
25'16367
130







DannoRuger 22/45 22LR25'
1
6872
140

CLASS TWO:
Rimfire, with Optics
ShooterFirearmDistance
Class1 Hand2 HandTotal
Mr. Completely
High Standard
C-More Sight
Volquartsen 12"
25'2501565
jimmybRuger MKII
Eotech site
Volquartsen grips/trigger
25'2283765







CLASS THREE: Centerfire, Open/Iron Sights
ShooterFirearmDistanceClass1 Hand2 HandTotal
BillH

Smith and Wesson
Model 19 38SP
25'3486265
AzreelFN 5.7

25'3
5758115
AzreelPara-Ordnance P14-45
45ACP
25'36163124
Ryadmere
Para-Ordnance P14-45
45ACP
25'36379142

CLASS FOUR: Centerfire, with Optics
ShooterFirearmDistanceClass1 Hand2 HandTotal
AzreelRuger Redhawk .44 Mag
25'4
6067127








CLASS FIVE: Other OMG!!!
ShooterFirearmDistanceClass1 Hand?2 Hand?Total
Billll
The Billll
Pedal Gun!
30'4
6867135


Notes of interest:
1. Billll's Pedal Air Gun wins the overall competition, not because of his score, but because of his combination of moxie, engineering skill and most creative use of spare time and parts, which were topped off with a wee bit of psychosis!
Dig it:
The projectile
















The gun:





















The firing mechanism:





















The Target!!:




















Billll enlightens us:

OK I'm late. Last month didn't work out well for me including bad
weather, and the loss of about 1/2" off the end of my usual trigger
finger, so I decided I needed some humor.

This entry is Class 5, "other". Very much other.

The gun is a pedal-powered air gun made from an exercise bicycle and an
air compressor head, with a 1" barrel about 4 ft long.

The projectiles are made from spent 12ga shotgun shells with a 1/4"
screw placed through the primer hole, and ground to a point. The open
end of the shell was flared slightly to aid stability. Who knows, it may
have worked.

The course was fired at 10 yards, and 20 PSI. This sounds like awfully
low pressure, but if you get much higher, the projectiles will go
completely through the backstop, leaving a very neat 1" hole in wood up
to 1/2" chipboard.

In my back yard, I call this a kids toy. In your back yard, I hope your
kids are more than 1/4 mile away. :-)

Billll
Very cool. And Billll, remind me never to piss you off...

2. Mr. Completely had a near-perfect score on his 2 handed target (7 out of 8 -1's), with the exception of one flier (or an "OH CRAP!" for you non-shooters). This enabled me to tie his score in number 2 class.
Heh. I'll take it. However, Mr. C does win the tie-breaker, as he had the most 1's on a single target. Nicely done, Mr. C.

3. Azreel informs us of how it is to shoot this contest with a "hog-leg" (the Ruger 44 Mag):

Fully loaded it weighs in at 81oz. After the first 3-4 shots it becomes frustratingly difficult to hold that sucker without shaking like an aspen leaf in a stiff breeze. While the shots on the two handed target were much better grouped (I wasted all 8 shots trying to get that one dang -1) I still managed to hit all around it but never in it. I shall name this target "Frustration".
I feel your pain, Azreel. They're still cool guns, though!

4. Azreel's friend Ryadmere is a first time ePostal shooter, and Azreel noted:

Ryadmere is a buddy of mine, an active duty Marine who is new to the
postal match concept. He insists this whole "target pistol" thing is
horribly unfair and would like to remark that he's much better with man
sized targets that shoot back.
Remember, Ryadamere - IT'S JUST AN INTERNET CONTEST!!
And honestly, they're not all this bad; just when psycho auto workers host them.

5. Xav92p relates:

Hello, i present a french contribution to the debt reduction, oups!!!!

It's my second E postal match participation, the first time last month I practice throughout the years the centerfire pistol and revolver in steel challenge and fun fir
I may have lost something in translation (fir?), but am tickled that we have international players on the shoot!!

6. BillH was a little late, but his wife was sick and they could use your prayers.

Ok, the next ePostal Pistol Match is at another Frenchman's site, right here:

May ePostal Match: Tribute to Alain

You know the drill. See you at the range.

And thanks to all of you who participated.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Slackers and Shooters - ePostal Contest Plus Berating

Guns bought this year could outfit 2 armies
Report cites surge that coincided with last year's election


According to this report (above), in the first 3 months of this year Americans have legally purchased enough firearms to completely outfit the armies China and India.
Additionally we have purchased over 1.5 BILLION rounds of ammunition (not counting reloading components - HEH!).

So I have just one question:

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU SLACKERS?!?!?!?

Come on ya freakin' sissies!!
I mean, that's it?

Just 2 armies?

Not even 2 billion rounds of brass happiness and freedom nuggets?

We should have at least 10 billion rounds and enough guns for a 7 nation army, not just a 2 nation army!!



Now, to you people who are actually pulling your weight, I have this:

Don't forget this is the last weekend to shoot the ePostal contest, hosted by yours truly. So click the link below and git to it!

ePostal Pistol Contest: Deficit Shooting


There have been a few entries so far, but not near enough.
Don't make me call you slackers, too.

So go out, buy some hardware, and get shooting (safely, of course)!!
Your country may depend on it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Who Knows...?

OMG WTF?!?!? SWINE FLU!!!! (again).

Careful folks, it's killed over 80 people who have some of the crappiest medical care available in the world!!!
Oh noes!!

However, let's balance this a little with U.S. flu/pneumonia deaths in 2006 - 56,247!!!
So, no need to panic, right? Oh, wait...


US declares public health emergency for swineflu

WASHINGTON – The U.S. declared a public healthemergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like thegovernment does to prepare for approaching hurricanes.Officials reported 20 U.S. cases of swine flu in five states so
far...


20 vs 56,000? Frgive my lack of panic, but I am still more fearful of government than I am the flu. BW, how much money and liberty will this "catastrophe" cost me?

But wait!! It could get worse!!

Swine Flu Could Become More Dangerous

Ya think? Almost anything could get worse. Hell, look at Washington DC!!

The swine flu virus that has killed more than 80 people in Mexico may mutateinto
a "more dangerous" strain, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Quick, we need US taxpayer money!! STAT!!! SCNELL!!!!

Keep in mind the heterosexual AIDS epidemic.
Or global cooling...

And by the way, I thought it was bird flu (after AIDS and killer bees) that were going to kill us all.On the other hand...I'm sure this is just a coincidence from last week:


Missing Killer Flu Virus Sample Count Not Clear: CDC
THURSDAY, April 21(HealthDay News) -- As many as a couple of dozen test
kits containing a deadlyflu virus still have not been rounded up and destroyed
in the United States,government health officials said Thursday.

and


Deadly Pathogens MayHave Gone Missing At Fort Detrick, Maryland

2009-04-22 19:57:53

Fort Detrick's infectious disease laboratory in Frederick, Maryland, isunder
investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigation Command for thepossible
disappearance of some of its stock of deadly pathogens, officials forthe Army
and the lab said today.


Nothing to see here folks; move along...
I freakin' knew I should never have read King's The Stand.
Captain Trips, anyone?

Just kidding.

And don't worry, our glorious leadership is on it and will prevail:

No Criminal Misconduct Found In Case Of Missing Army Vials

Errr... or not.

But hey, it's not like there has ever been a case where something dangerous has gotten out of a high-tech lab in real life. Oops.

So what's the bottom line?
Laugh at the overreactive press and the doom sayers?
Go into complete panic mode?

Why the hell are you asking me?

Interesting times, friends. Interesting times...

Note: None of this precludes my advice for buying ammo or food or weapons. Even if you don't need them, they're fun and utile!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Be Jealous

Be very jealous...

The wife just called (of her own volition, mind you)to tell me what was on the shelves (ammo-wise)at the big stores in town, and to ask me what she wanted me to pick up.
She is officially Da Bomb.

Meijer had a few bulk-packs of Winchester 22 (a rarity, anymore).

Sweet.

And as far as WallyWorld, no go.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Very Cool

I need to get some rocket engines...
Update: Non-working link replaced.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He Is Risen

Not only does Jesus kick butt, he has a dark sense of humor, too.

John 2:13-22
13And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;

16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

18Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21But he spake of the temple of his body.

22When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Rejoice today.

And remember the rules...

John 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Thursday, April 09, 2009

One of My Favorite Liberals...

is Camille Paglia.

She has a sharp wit (and mind in general), is an excellent writer, and calls them like she sees them, even when is is detrimental to her side.

She also comes up with gems like this:

Liberalism, like second-wave feminism, seems to have become a new religion for those who profess contempt for religion. It has been reduced to an elitist set of rhetorical formulas, which posit the working class as passive, mindless victims in desperate need of salvation by the state. Individual rights and free expression, which used to be liberal values, are being gradually subsumed to worship of government power.

That is what one calls "hitting the nail on the head", I do believe.
Go give her a read here: Bow-ow-ow: Obama's painful missteps

(And yes, that title she is using refers to Barry B. Hussein bowing to a Saudi King.)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Proof...

that the world is insane:

1. I went to the Lima (Ohio) gun show and there was a gentleman there that had a box of 380 ammo FOR $47.00!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???!!!???

2. Cheaper Than Dirt has crappy, steel-cased, Berdan-primed 9mm ammo on sale for $29.79 a box!!! Allow me to reiterate - WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???!!!???

Advice from the front - buy metals, (incredibly expensive) ammo, weapons, and non-perishable foods.

Just kidding. All is well.

Brilliant

This should be heard by everyone in a all 57 (or 58?) states in our country.
Can we hear a little less of how smart he is?
Now how do I say that in Canadian...?



Lord help us.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Altar of a King

This picture (update: and video) says much about how B. Hussein regards our country's position:
















I knew he was going to be a spectacularly bad president, based on his lack of experience and verifiable education and skills and overt Marxism, but he has already eclipsed my most jaded premonitions.

When he gets to China, will he face the other way and bend over?
Maybe he will just get on his knees...

Anyway, Barry's lickspittle like display of fawning subservience to a king reminded me of the following song, because of its title: Altar of a King

I think Riot was one of the more underrated metal/rock bands in the eighties.
Especially their first few albums.

Rock on. And Barry, f*** you and the Bush you rode in on.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

ePostal Pistol Contest: Deficit Shooting

Update: Sailorcurt (understandably) wanted to know what constitutes a "hit".
Touching the line, or all the way in, either one, counts as a hit. If the line consists of two different scores , which it will, of course, take the point value most advantageous to your score (e.g. a -1 and a +7 - take the -1).

Now you're in for it...

I'm a disgruntled GM employee (please note, I was quite gruntled before).
Hate me now, and fear me later; then get over it.

I am now a government employee, thanks to the Ocommie-siah.
This means I am now allowed to be rude, surly, and uncooperative. Like those jerks at the DMV and the IRS!!
I will also gain the ability to not be fired, a secure kick-ass retirement, and approximately 34 extra paid holidays.

I can now tax you without representation.
I can steal your property and give it to large corporations.
I can use evidence obtained from illegal searches against you.

Bwhahahahaha!!!

What does this mean for the ePostal Contest shooters?

Well, I'll tell you: pain, aggravation, heartache and frustration.
(Why does that remind me of "As you can see...girls, music, disease, heartbreak...
they all go together... Joe found out the hard way"?)

Allow me to add:
THESE ARE GUARANTEED TO BE YOUR LOWEST SCORING TARGETS, EVAH!!!! (or your entry fee back times 2!!)

So here we go.

There exists a budget crisis: You are 12 trillion+ dollars in debt, and like almost all other problems in real life, this needs to be solved employing a suitable solution involving the proper usage and application of firearms. You get two chances to resolve the problem to the best of your (shooting) ability.

Here is your target; check it, yo!





















Download the target from this link: Deficit Shooting (or click the picture for the pdf - do NOT right click and copy/print!!!). You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the target.

Ok.
You need to trim dollars from your deficit. Many dollars.
Each point on the target is worth (+/-) $1 TRILLION dollars (extend little finger to side of mouth here).

The Rules:
You get two targets, eight (8) shots per target, sixteen (16) shots total.

Target One
shall be shot standing, unsupported, using only one hand to hold your pistol.

Target Two
shall be shot standing, unsupported, using one or two hands to hold your pistol (shooters choice).

DISTANCE: 25 feet, or 10 yards, depending on what is available to you at your range.

Remember, each point is worth $1 trillion (plus or minus). -1 will subtract a trillion from your debt, the positive numbers will add to said debt.
Your goal is to shoot all of the -$1 trillion circles (8 total) to reduce the debt - ONLY ONE SHOT PER -$1T circle is acceptable!!!
Shots that are NOT minus signs are + that number in trillions (an 8 means add $8 Trillion to your debt)), shots off the target rings are +$10 trillion.
Multiple hits on -1 circles are +$10T for each hit after the first one!!
Touching the line, or all the way in, either one, counts as a hit. If the line consists of two different scores , which it will, of course, take the point value most advantageous to your score (e.g. a -1 and a +7 - take the -1).

So here is the best you can do...
A perfect score for one target is $4 trillion in debt ($12T - (8x1)T).
A perfect set is $8 trillion in debt (the same as above, twice).


This means a completely non-perfect, worst-case set would be -$92 trillion ([10T points x 8 shots] +12 trillion) per target, for a total of -$184T - kind of like what our national debt will be after 4 years with our present group of politicians.

Summary -
Start with 12 trillion in debt.
2 targets total, 8 shots per target, for a total of 16 shots.
1st target 1 handed, standing, un-supported.
2nd target 1 or 2 handed (your choice), standing, un-supported.
Shoot for the minus ones (-1's), one shot per -$1T circle MAX.
Shots not on minus signs are added to debt (score), +$1T per point (X 7, 8, 9 or 10 rings).
Shots outside the rings/off target count as +$10T.
2nd hit on -1's count as +10T!!!
Subtract $1 trillion in debt for every -1 circle you hit; add everything else (points x 1 trillion) to your debt.

There is no time limit, because I am a heck of a guy, unlike that crafty Mr. Completely, that makes you shoot fast!
Your goal is the highest negative score you can get!

CLASSES:

Class 1: Rimfire - Iron Sight
Class 2: Rimfire - Optic Sight
Class 3: Centerfire - Iron Sight
Class 4: Centerfire - Optic Sight
Class 5: Other - Pellet, BB, crossbow, bow, catapult, sling-shot, sling, black powder, jarts or darts. Let me know, and I'll post your scores.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: (Blatantly stolen from Mr. C.) You can enter more than once, in fact, it is encouraged. Shoot everything you own, and everything you can borrow! Take a buddy to the range, get him entered, then borrow his gun and enter that! The only restriction is that you can only enter once for any given gun, in any individual Class.
Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. For example, .38SPL and .357MAG are considered as one, as would be .44SPL and .44MAG. Different guns of the same caliber and barrel length can be entered. A .22 conversion on a .45 frame counts as a second gun, so you can take off the conversion and shoot the .45 too.

PRIZES: $56 trillion dollars, payable by you!!

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Take a digital photo of, (or scan) your targets, and email the picture, along with:

1. Your total score.
2. The name(s) you want used when we post the results
3. Gun description - Brand, model, semi-auto, revolver, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights.
4. Class: Class One, Class Two, Class Three, Class Four, or Class Five.
5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.

Entries must be submitted by Midnight, Monday May 4th, 2009.
Email it all to cugblog (AT) msn (DOT) com.

Here's to you getting only 8 trillion in the hole!!
Good luck!!!!

Now hit the range, throw lead, and above all - be safe. :)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sound Familiar?

Accountants, management, or politicians?
I can't quite tell...

Monday, March 02, 2009

It's Time, Once Again

For the first e-Postal online shooting contest of the 2009 season!
The first one is being hosted by the ring-leader of the contests, Mr. Completely!

This one is going to be tricky, as you will need both speed and accuracy.
It's called, "Smoke 'em & Hope".

Get the target and rules here (Smoke 'em & Hope) and then get cracking!!

Be careful, and see you at the range!

BTW, yours truly will be hosting next month's contest, so you'll need the practice! ;)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Freaks

But talented freaks.
Why does this remind me of Nine Inch Nails?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Back Off Beyotches, She's Mine!!

The wife painted the bathroom and put a new cabinet (hutch? shelf?) in it, while at the same time, she struck a delicate balance between style and utilitarianism.

Now personally, I would have added another bar of soap, some Q-Tips (good for ears and firearms!) and a couple more washcloths, but who am I to criticize?
And I thought the baby and mother seal really set off the whole ensemble.

I've titled the picture "Way To Go" (although I did briefly consider "Now That's a
Real Pisser"). No charge for the double entendres.
(Clicky picky for a better view)















My wife rocks.
God I love her.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Classic

Zeppelin is one of those rare bands that has it all.
They have some many really good songs, I've always wondered if they cut deal with the devil like it has been rumored. Although if true, you would think the majority of our Congresscritters would have double-platinum albums.
Just to safe, say an extra prayer. Then listen and enjoy:



No quarter.
Why do I think about politicians and DC when I here that term...?

Real Conversation

A Possible Sign of Redneckitis:

CUG: Honey, have you seen my good Carhartt jacket?

Mrs: Is it hanging on the chair?

Why yes, I do have a Sunday-go-to-meeting Carhartt coat, in addition to my "working" one.
I don't want to be out of style, after all.

Note: If you buy Carhartts because they're made in America, look twice.
A lot of them are made elsewhere now (Mexico, the ones I looked at).
Interestingly, the apparel is no less expensive. How odd.
I'm sure they'll move to China after the crushing cost of Mexican labor forces their hand.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Not Too Far Off



Heh.

"That kind of talk is alarmist and irresponsible/"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

That's Not My Wife, My Wife Was Taller

Peace out on the religion of peace, dawgs!!
And yes, Hassan Chop is the real title of the article (dang Brits) -

HASSAN CHOP

New York man Muzzammil Hassan founded pro-Islam station Bridges TV five years ago to combat the negative public image of Muslims. He is currently under arrest for beheading his wife.

I guess he skipped P/R class in college.
And I love this update:

UPDATE II. An earlier news report. “If the charges are true,” writes Kathryn Jean Lopez, “I think it’s fair to say he’s failed at his job.

Hah! I don't care who you are, that's funny. Ok, not really, but still...

h/t Vox

Saturday, February 14, 2009

No Wonder I Drink

Is there such a thing as a fourth world country?

Federal obligations exceed world GDP

By Jerome R. Corsi
As the Obama administration pushes through Congress its $800 billion deficit-spending economic stimulus plan, the American public is largely unaware that the true deficit of the federal government already is measured in trillions of dollars, and in fact its $65.5 trillion in total obligations exceeds the gross domestic product of the world.


Don't worry, it's not quite that bad as the world GDP is estimated to be 70 trillion in '08. People are always exaggerating!

The real 2008 federal budget deficit was $5.1 trillion, not the $455 billion previously reported by the Congressional Budget Office, according to the "2008 Financial Report of the United States Government" as released by the U.S. Department of Treasury.


The pols have been lying to us?!?!?!? Say it isn't so, Joe!!

"In a post-Enron world, if the federal government were a corporation such as General Motors, the president and senior Treasury officers would be in federal penitentiary."


True.
Go read the whole article here: Federal obligations exceed world GDP.

Any possibility of a happy ending here? Anyone?
Bueller? Bueller...?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

E rr... Uhh...Well...Heh.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Bong Show

This is a test of the Libertarian Broadcast System; this is only a test...

Reefer Madness [Andrew Stuttaford]

Look, I don't blame Michael Phelps for apologizing. He has a living to earn, so he did what he had to do.
In the meantime, I merely note that this broken wreck of a man's failure to win any more than a pathetic fourteen Olympic gold medals (so far) is a terrifying warning of the horrific damage that cannabis can do to someone's health—and a powerful reminder of just how sensible the drug laws really are.

Heh.
He should check into rehab. At least he can afford the best!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Overheard at the Supermarket

Hey folks.
I was chastised at work for being a lazy, selfish bastard for not posting lately.
Guilty as charged.

So here is a true story that I thought was sort of funny -

I would guess the little girl that said the following was 2 or 3 years old; and I quote:

"MMMMMMASSENGILL!!! That's what you use, huh mom"?

Until this point, I was unaware you could hear someone's face turning red.
I stand corrected.