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. :)