Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Chicken in Every Pot.

I have been nominated in two different catagories for the "Best So Far Blog Awards" awards over at Bloggin' Outloud!

I would like to thank the Academy....
But really, I would like to thank Peakah of Peakah's Provocations, and Zaphriel/Matthew of Liberty Just In Case, for the honor!!!

That being said, let me now state the obvious: GO VOTE FOR ME!!!
I'll lower your taxes, enact a nation-wide concealed-carry law, and outlaw socialism in America!!!
Also, I will issue free DVD's of 24, to be paid for by money and property confiscated from evil and/or traitorous enemies.
This includes entities such as the ACLU, SAG, NAMBLA, and CBS.

I also note that many of my blogging friends are nominated over there, as well.
You are all dead to me now. Good luck to all of you as well!!

Seriously, though... Good luck to all, and good luck to me!

I'm jimmyb, and I approved this message.
I also totally rock.

Paid for by the Committee to Totally Get As Many Superfluous Blog Awards As Possible for CUG, copyright 2006, 14, blue, hike!

Monday, January 30, 2006

My Apologies In Advance...

Thanks to BillR for this groaner:

A man walks in to a store and says "Can I have a Polish sausage?"
The clerk says "You're Polish sir, aren't you?"
The man says "Yes, I am. But that shouldn't make a difference. If I asked for a taco, would you ask if I was Mexican? If I asked for a brautwurst, would you ask if I was German? If I asked for pizza would you ask if I was Italian?"
The clerk replied, "No, sir. It's just that this is a Home Depot."

Again, a thousand pardons...

For Your Information.

It must be the crappy economy that's to blame!

I thought this noteworthy, especially after GM's quarterly report today -
From the Washington Post:

Big-Ticket Factory Orders Hit All-Time High

The Associated Press
Thursday, January 26, 2006; 8:48 AM

WASHINGTON -- Orders to American factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a third consecutive increase in December, closing out a record year for the nation's factories.

The Commerce Department reported that orders for durable goods rose by 1.3 percent in December to $228.1 billion as demand for military aircraft, machinery and autos all posted strong gains.

For all of 2005, ordrs increased by 8.2 percent to an all-time high of $2.51 trillion. Orders for durable goods had risen by 10 percent in 2004 and 4.2 percent in 2003 after posting declines in 2002 and 2001, the year the country was in recession.


Analysts are looking for manufacturing to be a source of strength this year, spurred by increased investment by businesses to expand and modernize their operations.

Go read the whole thing.
Pretty interesting, and not terribly long.

Now if GM could just rangle a piece of that pie...

Friday, January 27, 2006

I Think Not.

Is it any coincidence that the initials for Global Warming are G.W.?!?!?!?!


Mystery solved, folks.
Now go buy a nice American-made firearm, or car.

You Never Know, Though

I'm not saying there's a causal relationship here, but...

Go check out the Tombstone Generator to make your own.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Yay! Carnival!

The Carnival of Comedy #39 (A Conjugal Visit) is up at my buddy's place, Radioactive Liberty.

FIAR (Fitch Is Always Right) does a bang-up job.

Even better, he listed my post FIRST!!!

So yes, it is time to go check out TEH FUNNY!!!
(Be careful drinking liquids!)

Why Didn't Katie Couric Tell Me?

Update: Hat tip to Wordsmith at Sparks from the Anvil!!

I'll bet you won't see this on C-BS or the Commie News Network (CNN).
Curiouser and curiouser...

From National Review Online: BuzzCharts:

Iraq War Not Breaking the Bank
In fact, it’s one of the least expensive conflicts in our nation’s history.

Critics of the war in Iraq often complain about the “escalating cost of the war.” Listening to them, you’d never know that the war is one of the least expensive in American history.

Robert Whaples, professor of economics at Wake Forest University, has measured the cost of each major American war up through the first Gulf War. We took these costs and compared them to the cost of the Iraq war and found that the Iraq experience has consumed a smaller percentage of GDP (just 2 percent of one year’s wealth creation) than every other American war except the first Gulf War (which measured just 1 percent of GDP).

This stands in stark contrast to the Vietnam experience, which opponents have often attempted to liken to the Iraq war. Vietnam comprised a much heartier 12 percent of GDP at the time. Other conflicts, such as World War II, took a remarkable 130 percent of a year’s GDP to see through to success.

The work is not done in Iraq, and the financial costs will grow beyond the $251 billion we have spent so far. The real cost, of course, is in human lives, manifested in the debate about whether it is worth losing a few thousand American lives in order to liberate 23 million people. But the data are clear; any attempt to discredit this war based on its effect on the U.S. economy is an unnecessary distraction.

— Jerry Bowyer is the author of The Bush Boom and an economic advisor to Independence Portfolio Partners. He can be reached through www.BowyerMedia.com.

I think this should be the new motto of the MSM -

MSM: All the news we see fit to print...

H/T to I can't remember!!! Tell me if I left a comment about this chart on your site! Also to Flopping Aces.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Dang, I forgot to check!

I took fourth place in GOP and the City's most recent Weekend Caption Contest!

Heh. I even beat the near unbeatable DamianG! Muhahahaha!!!

So go check out The Man at GOP and the City, because, well...
He's The Man!
He also co-contributes with me on (insert shameless plug here) Blogs 4 Bauer!

(Uh) Oh, Canada

Holy crap!
The conservatives won (a little) in the true-crime inspired Canadian Electorama!!

For the times they are a-chaaangin'...

Seeing that the apocalypse has now officially begun, jimmyb, your lovely and quick-witted host, has a list of pertinent things that Canadians need to know before the conservatives destroy their country and turn it into a theocratic 3rd-world s**t-hole like the Taliban did in Afghanistan.

So here is the official CUG Top 10 List of tips, tricks, and observations regarding the coming evil conservative Aryan theocracy:

10. Women: Quick!!! Get an abortion. Better yet, get two. Today! Last chance!
This government doesn't just want control of your uterus; they want control of your pancreas and your third lumbar vertebrae, too!!!!

Burkas for all!!! Muhahahaha!!!

An aside: One man suggested the government having control over boobies, too.
He was publicly hanged as a degenerate, as it was also rumored he had extramarital sex once, and IT WASN'T EVEN IN THE MISSIONARY POSTIION!!
Freakin' heretics.

9. Also, if you're a woman go vote for something today; it will be your last time.
Suffrage smuffrage.
I'll bet you're sorry you didn't vote now!
(Is it a coincidence that suffrage has the word rage in it?)

8. Buy a bullet-proof vest. And not one of those crappy ones the US military has, get the official gay Sean Penn vest. It deflects bullets, reason, and good movie roles.

The reason for this is that the NRA will now be handing out assault weapons, rocket launchers and Sidewinder missiles to any kid big enough to say Chuck (Heston), homeless people (there aren't any in Canada, but there will be soon!), junkies, and anybody who contributes to the NRA!!!

Of course, children under 4 will only get .38 revolvers and hand-grenades, as the NRA supports common sense gun control. You gotta draw the line somewhere!

7. If you're poor, kill yourself; beat the conservatives to it!

6. Bypass the now doomed entitlement system and give you money directly to heroin addicts, bums, welfare queens, and drunks. They'll spend it as wisely as the government does, probably moreso.
(Is it still charity if it's not forced by threats of violence? Heh. Tax collections...)

5. Slavery. It's back.
In the spirit of diversity, Canada won't just be enslaving African-Canadians; they will be enslaving women, Muslims, homosexuals, and gnomes, as well.

Of course, the small percentage of Muslims that work in terrorist cells will be exempt from this by an executive order from the previous prime minister, with help from the ACLU (yes, they cross borders), allowing terror-cells to function with impunity.

Also, the small percentage of gnomes that are underpants-gnomes will be exempt, due to their vital role in the economy (Step 3 - Profits!).

Homosexuals will be herded into forced-interior-decorating camps, and high-fashion prisons, to make smart and nifty burkas.

Women will be barefoot and pregnant, and will also have to make me a sammich, whenever I want.

4. If you're a heroin addict or a drunk, STOCK UP! The gravy-train is pulling out of the station and it's going to run over your a** and squish you!

3. People who are not Christians will not be persecuted, unless they are Satanists or Frisbeeterians, who believe that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof, and you can’t get it back down.
These people will be forcibly converted to Christianity.
(Didn't Jesus say something about thumbscrews being ok? I'm pretty sure he did. Oh, well. Whatever.)
This does not take the option of persecuting non-Christians in the future off of the table...

2. Cuba will be embargoed. Anyone flying to Cuba from Canada has to stay there, forever. Tell Elian I said hi and I'm really sorry...

1. George Bush will make all decisions for Canada now, instead of only half of them.
Woo-hoo!! Missile Defense Shield!!!

Of course, the old CUGster here will be available for consulting on these and all other aspects of Canadian government (or America Lite, as we like to call it here).

There you have it folks.
Your operational manual for the new Canadian Renaissance.

Can you believe you get this level of profundity for free?
Only at the CUG site.

Copyright CUG/Haliburton/McChimpy Industries 2006-into the forseeable future...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

They're So Cute When They're Sleeping...

(Click on pictures for a better view!)

My first 50 rounds of .45 ACP I reloaded all by my lonesome!
Mmmmmmm....little lead nuggets of speedy goodness!!!
These particular rounds had the brass polished before assembly in corncob media.

I'm using Federal Match large pistol primers, 4.7 grains of Accurate Solo 1000 powder (down from 5.4 my friend was loading for me), and pushing 200 grain SWC (semi-wad cutter) Laser-Cast bullets made by Oregon Trail.

49 out of 50 reloads worked peachy!
1 wouldn't chamber (it was out of the middle of the batch, too). Curious.
May have to gauge them all for a while.

Off the bench, these rounds were holding a group about half-dollar size, or less. Of course, standing, one-handed that group size grows to roughly the size of Wyoming.
But at least now I can make plenty of ammo to practice with!

The gun:

The gun is a Series 80 Mark IV Gold Cup - National Match, by Colt Firearms (of course).
It has a 30mm Tasco red dot scope on top, with no magnification. It's an older scope, but functional.
The trigger pull is in the 2 1/2 to 3 pound range. It has just a little bit of creep, but ultimately breaks clean at the end; still pretty sweet, overall.
It is a lovely piece, handles beautifully, and sits in my hand like it belongs there.
It has a few cosmetic flaws, but nothing unexpected for a gun of it's age (made in the 80's) that gets used.
It has been well cared for.
It is just plain purty.

I purchased this .45 for the expressed purpose of shooting target competitions, along with a Hi-Standard M107 Military model 22 pistol (to be seen later) to shoot center-fire and rim-fire, respectively.
I'm having trouble with the Hi-Standard ejecting properly, so I'm using a MK II Ruger until the problem is resolved...

Scores to date (3 of 10 weeks):

Rim-fire - 184, 199, 230 (getting there)
Center-fire - 96, 188, 136 (ick!)

Shooting tonight (but not my own loads, I have others to use yet); we'll see what happens.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Out of the Mouths of Bloggers.

This made me snort beer -

Q: How are the right to an abortion and Santa Claus alike?

A: Neither are real or mentioned in the Constitution.


To quote Homer, "It's funny because it's true...".

Blatanly stolen from the comment section at IMAO.

Thanks to Desert Elephant, of Absurd Spices for teh funny!!!

Oh, Yeah....

From Glenn McCoy.
(Click on pic for better view.)

Poor Al has never been the same since 2000.
Serves his commie-sympathizing socialist-butt right.


Saw this headline (from Contact Music):


And I thought to myself, "But how can this be, self? They have the neat, well-dressed, well-compensated Ryan Seacrest on it!"

I'm mean, he is gay.

I mean I just assumed...
Well, just look at the guy...

Liberals crack me up.

H/T to Drudge Report.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Another Real Conversation at Work.

Whilst discussing terrorism -

What does Abdul mean anyway?
It seems like almost all those terrorists have Abdul in their name somewhere.

I believe it's from the ancient Mesopotamian word for "target".


I just kill me sometimes...

(No offense to freedom loving capitalists named Abdul...
To terrorists with that name: Screw you, target-boy.)

Do NOT Check This Out.

Remember last year when I posted the Trashcan Game, that was so habit forming?

Well, here's another one called the "Falling Sand Game".
This is worth looking at even if you have dial-up.

It's cool, addictive, interesting, maddening, habit forming, and fascinating.
Did I mention it was addictive?

Make sure you go to the bottom of the page and try all the different "tools" available.

Hat tip to the infamous FrankJ at IMAO.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Stuff I Got to Play With Part II

Back by popular demand, it's "Stuff I Got to Play With"!


The picture above depicts a Thompson/Center chambered in .45 ACP. You don't see very many T/C's in that caliber at all! It is a BLAST to shoot, and is quite sturdy, so one can shoot pretty hot rounds through it. It is also quite accurate. If you have never shot one, it is a single-shot weapon, and breaks in the middle to load (like a double barrel shotgun does). This was my first experience with a T/C, and I can honestly say it was pretty cool.
Another one for the wish list...

Here are a couple of sweet wheel-guns:

The top pistol is a Smith and Wesson Model 17 in 22 Long Rifle with an 8 3/8" barrel.
Nice and heavy, and a tack driver to boot (with the right operator that is).

The bottom one is a stainless steel Smith and Wesson Classic Hunter in .41 Mag with (I think) a 6 or 7" barrel.
This is the second .41 Magnum I have shot, and I am developing an affinity for this round.
It makes a nice bang, has good muzzle energy, but is still relatively managable from a recoil standpoint (for a round of that magnitude!).
Truly a hoot to shoot!
(The wish list continues to grow.)

Thanks to H for letting me drool on and use the revolvers, and also a thank you to B for allowing me the unique pleasure of firing the T/C, too!

Yeah, those guys rock... :)

Stay tuned right here for more gooey bloggy gun goodness!

Now go join the NRA!!!

Looks Pretty Accurate to Me.

Thanks to Bob Gorrell at gorrellart.com for teh funny.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

MSM Lies of 2005

Pretty cool stuff, and the 2006 list has already started!
Congrats to the New York Times for continuing to be traitorous, lying asshats, as they usually are.
You're first on Cassandra's 2006 list.
Keep up the great work!

Cassandra, on the other hand, does do great work at The Cassandra Page.
Here is a small sample; go read it all, though.
Scope it out, yo!

Cassandra presents:

MSM Lies of 2005 - What Does It Mean?

3) January 12, 2005. The allegedly anti-war soldier that committed suicide-by-police. The MSM portrayed a gunman in California as desperate to avoid a return to combat, while failing to mention that he had never seen combat, was not headed for combat and had a history of violence before ever entering the military under murky circumstances...
The drug use, the gang ties, etc. - all went unreported in the MSM in the MSM/DNC attempt to undermine the war effort.

8. February 10, 2005 - BBC reports a bogus story of a man who was jailed by the Israeli Army for refusing to shoot children. The only problem is, the story is false. BBC later retracted the story, but refused to back off claims that Israeli policy is to shoot children. Hat tip to LGF.

9. Ongoing lie dating back to 2003 and continuing probably throughout 2005 - "There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." Without getting into the arguments over the justification for the war, this myth is simply false. American and coalition forces found enough WMD's to kill more people than the number that died on 9-11. The real question is, what happened to the WMD's that we didn't find and that were taken away while we were debating in the UN in 2002 and early 2003.

update - The New York Times admits (on 3/13/05) the existence of WMD's in Iraq at the time of the U.S. led invasion, but only for the purpose of attacking Bush over something else. Once NYT has finished attacking Bush, the WMD's disappear down the memory hole.

update - What has been found in Iraq.

29. May 14-15, 2005. Newsweek runs a false story that U.S. soldiers flushed the Koran in front of Islamic detainees. 15 people die in the "Newsweek riots." Newsweek lied - people died.
It just goes on and on.
Go read the whole post, it is very eye-opening!
These are some of the reasons I became a Republican and a conservative.
The "win at all costs" and "the end justifies the means" dispositions prevalent in Leftyland. Truth is the first casulty with those attitudes...

Hat tip to Woman Honor Thyself!


Tuesday, January 17, 2006

If Only.

Next, on 24.

Jack discovers the mole has been exchanging information with known traitors and terrorist-coddling, leftist tree-huggers.

Using a fundraiser raising money for out-of-work terrorist, Jack rounds up Moore, Kennedy, Murtha, Reid, Pelosi, and several others.
Once at the fundraiser, he lures them to a warehouse with a hippy whistle.

A hippy whistle is like a deer whistle or duck call, but it makes a sound like

"Help, I'm being oppressed by evil conservatives, and I need a late term abortion and some more welfare!!!"

"Aaaagghhh! Someone's driving an SUV and they're not rich actors or politicians!"

Jack then subsequently tortures them by saying a prayer to Jesus and shoving Ronald Reagan pictures in their faces ("THIS IS A REAL PRESIDENT, YOU F***ING TRAITOROUS COMMIES!!! YOU PROBABLY LIKE SINKING LOGIC CONTROLS, TOO!!!).

Of course, the spineless leftists immediately spill their guts (and not a small amount of urine, either) and tell Jack everything.

Once Jack has the information, he lets them go summarily executes them for crimes against the state.
He is aquitted one week later by a jury of his peers real Americans.

But wait! Where's Al Gore?!?!?

Beep-boop, beep-boop, beep-boop...

Crossposted on Blogs 4 Bauer.

They Grow Up So Fast..

Left wing Democrats, realizing that even the youngest of folks couldn't swallow their inane propaganda, started experimenting with a new indoctrination system, called Foamy-Head Start.

It takes a brewery.

Thanks to Dave's Daily for the pic!

Monday, January 16, 2006

It's Not Just Me.

(Click cartoon for a better view.)
Goose and Grim by Mike Peters.

Go check out Blogs 4 Bauer for more 24 goodness!
Don't forget to check out the next 2 hour installment TONIGHT!!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Almost Time!

Update: I do have gasoline for my back-up generator.
Update: I do have back-up magazines for my .45.
Update: In true 24 fashion, the show has once again pi$$ed me and my wife off, by making us wait to see what happens next!!!

A real conversation at work towards the end of the day Friday.

Co-Worker: What are you doing this weekend?

Conservative UAW Guy: Well, Sunday night I'm going to be home with the phones unplugged, all the doors locked, two pistols, some munchies, a brew, and a very large "Do Not Disturb" sign hung on the front of the house.

CW: What?!?!?! Why?

CUG: Dude! The season premier of 24 is on! Do you live in a cave or something?
I'm psyched!!!

7 hourse and 5 minutes to go!
(Boop-beep, Boop-beep, Boop-beep....)

Cross-posted at Blogs4Bauer.

I Wonder.

I wonder if New York Times editor and reporter David E. Rosenbaum was saying
"Thank God I don't have an evil, redneck, knuckle-dragger firearm.", as he was beaten to death by his (at large) attackers. He was anti-gun; but all the way to the very end? I wonder.

How many deaths are attributable to liberals disarming law-abiding citizens.

The world may never know...

I'm quite certain the Times is glad he wasn't armed.
"Think of the children, David."

I guess the main thing is noone got shot. Don't you feel safer?

Yay! Gun control works!!

My prayers are with him and his family. I hope his killers get shot.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Most Annoying Liberals

Right Wing News has their list of the 20 Most Annoying Liberals (of 2005), according to their survey.

It's a pretty darn good list, too. The Honorable Mentions are spot-on as well.

Heh. Cindy Shrillhan is number #1.

Here is an OLD quote from Mudda Sheehan (also gleaned from Right Wing News):

"I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith....That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together." -- Cindy Sheehan, after her first meeting with George Bush

Amazing flipflop to what she's today, don't you think?
Next thing you know she'll be saying "I was in Viet Nam" and "Help is on the way!".

Is the kerryitus asshaticus bacteria communicable?

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Dreaming of biting whiners, defeatists, commies, radical left-wing Democrats, and hippies...

That's why he looks so happy.

When he wakes up, look out!!!


Update: I have power-washed and re-sealed the deck since this picture was taken!

A New Word?

I was watching a little of Ted "The Swimmer" Kennedy in the Alito hearings, and thought to myself, "What an asshat and an immature bully. He's a retarded blowhard. "

I think that makes him a "blowtard".

Look for that to be in Webster's list of newly christened words later this year!

And thank you Ted for the inspiration.

A Cool Milestone

Closing in on 60,000 dead freedom fighters terrorists.

Yay! Dead terrorists are my favorite kind!!!

We need more milestones like this.

Hat tips to Angry Whitey and Clarity& Resolve.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Grim Milestone.

I saw something about this on CNN and then on CBS and then on Fox....

Wait, no I didn't.
4,000 is a heck of a milestone, though.

Isn't it?

And this is deadly attacks, not fatalities!
(For the full detailed scoop, check out The Religion of Peace.com.)

No "Grim Milestone" parties thrown by DNC cronies and MooreOn.org?
No "No Blood for Allah" or "Muhammad Lied, Kids Died" signs?


To be fair and balanced, here is a story of Islamic law to show that all is not so terrible in the world of Islam.
From Iran Focus:

Iran to hang teenage girl attacked by rapists

Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 – An Iranian court has sentenced a teenage rape victim to death by hanging after she weepingly confessed that she had unintentionally killed a man who had tried to rape both her and her niece.

The state-run daily Etemaad reported on Saturday that 18-year-old Nazanin confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005.

Nazanin, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident, said that after the three men started to throw stones at them, the two girls’ boyfriends quickly escaped on their motorbikes leaving the pair helpless.

She described how the three men pushed her and her 16-year-old niece Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them, and said that she took out a knife from her pocket and stabbed one of the men in the hand.

As the girls tried to escape, the men once again attacked them, and at this point, Nazanin said, she stabbed one of the men in the chest. The teenage girl, however, broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape, the report said.

The court, however, issued on Tuesday a sentence for Nazanin to be hanged to death.

Last week, a court in the city of Rasht, northern Iran, sentenced Delara Darabi to death by hanging charged with murder when she was 17 years old. Darabi has denied the charges.

In August 2004, Iran’s Islamic penal system sentenced a 16-year-old girl, Atefeh Rajabi, to death after a sham trial, in which she was accused of committing “acts incompatible with chastity”.

The teenage victim had no access to a lawyer at any stage and efforts by her family to retain one were to no avail. Atefeh personally defended herself and told the religious judge that he should punish those who force women into adultery, not the victims. She was eventually hanged in public in the northern town of Neka.

Remember kids, no culture is better than another. It's just that we don't understand them.
OK, I lied.
Our culture is far superior to that.

These girls executions, while attributable to radical Islam, do not make the list of "terror attacks". Maybe there should be another list.

Also remember, that attack number 4,021 (or whatever) could kill three or four million people...
Who knows?
Yet the left wants us to play nice and roll over. That is why they need to be run out of office (more).

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Real Headlines

Some headlines (with my own thoughts added after the fact) that I would have re-written if I owned a news service (besides CUG Headline News I mean).

Iran to Remove U.N. Seals at Atomic Research Sites
No word on if U.N. clowns will stay or go.

Toxic Waste Creates Hermaphrodite Arctic Polar Bears
Jerry Spring enroute, hopes they live in trailer court.
Senate Democrats Draft Bill to Fund Trannybear Outreach Program.
Peter Singer cohabitating with three of said bears.

Flaming Mouse Burns Down Man's House
He should have put it in a box, he should have fed it to a fox.

Have you seen any good ones lately?

Monday, January 09, 2006

Linky Stuff

For your reading pleasure (read the last one and then go buy a large-caliber weapon, or several):

Check out the 20 Most Annoying Liberals at Right Wing News.

The World's Best Blond Joke at Dr. Phat Tony's (among others!).

Don Hagen has a conservatively slanted--political satire in the form of a Political Party Test.

A horror story illustrating why people should carry guns (to kill animals, of course!).

Hooray! I Suck...

less than I did last week!!!
After my bout of depression due to my abysmal shooting scores, I went to practice some more.
And more.
This, (below) is one of the results. That's a 91 (3X) out of 100.
Passable, to be sure.

But Spock! Can he do it Tuesday when actually shooting in the league?

Logically, Jim, he can. But that does not mean he will...

We shall see tomorrow.
(FYI, the black 9 ring is 3" across.)
This is what I scored in practice in rimfire and center-fire, respectively.

RF 247 254 253 244
CF 136 159

These are shot at 50ft, one handed. One slow fire target and two timed fire targets, with 10 shots/target for a total of 30 shots up to 300 (perfect score) points.
Slow fire - 10 shots in up to 10 minutes.
Timed fire - 5 shots in 10 seconds, two sets on two targets.
30 shots grand total on 3 targets.

I can't practice as much center fire due to A. Cost, and B. a shortage of target ammo, which is specialized (ie handloaded). I'm getting re-set up to reload now, but have to rely on others right now. This means conservation (boo!) of ammo.

That is going to change, though!

Also, I got a 96 (out of 300, ouch!) my first center fire heat, not a 36 as I said in an earlier post.
Not great, but far better than the 36 I mistakenly thought I had!

I won't bore you with much more of this, unless I really suck again.

Practice, practice, practice! :)

Sunday, January 08, 2006


I stepped outside of the plant today at 2:23PM and saw...

*drum roll, then dramatic pause*


Yes folks, it still exists, and apparently the sky is still blue.
I was beginnng to wonder there for a while...

Just thought some of you would like to know this breaking information.

And if you live in Florida or something, shut up already! ;)

Friday, January 06, 2006

French Chivalry

From the Washington Times:

Gang terrorizes train in France

PARIS -- A gang of more than 20 youths -- thought to be North African immigrants -- terrorized hundreds of train passengers in a rampage of violence, robbery and sexual assault on New Year's Day, French officials said yesterday.

Look at page 47 in your secret "Liberal Newspeak Decoder Book"; "North African immigrants" means Muslims.

The five-hour-long criminal frenzy was "totally unacceptable," French President Jacques Chirac told reporters. "Those guilty will be found and punished, as they deserve."

They are going to get such a talking to when Dad gets home...
Hmmmm. Sexual assault and robbery are unacceptable.
That's one way to put it.
Muslim rape is almost never reported as the hate crime that it is.
Neither are honor killings.

Remember the Australian gang rapes? Probably not; it didn't get much attention.
A quote: The young women, and girls as young as 14, were "sluts" and "Aussie pigs", the rapists said.

But I guess the Fwench don't want people to get the wrong idea...

Here comes my favorite favourite parts:

The gang of between 20 and 30 youths boarded the train, heading from Nice on the French Riviera to Lyon, in eastern France, early on Jan. 1, as it carried 600 passengers home from New Year's Eve partying overnight.

WTF? 20 to 30 vs 600?!?!?!? Chivalry is dead in France folks.
30 vs 600? And no firearms?
Try that crap in NY city. I think the smiting would be swift and ruthless.
As they went car to car, couldn't these people band together, like they did with the shoe-bomber? Heck, he had a bomb and got stopped!
Ain't it great when you disarm your law-abiding populace.
That's really working out well all over the place.

And with those numbers, I think Grim and Xeno could take over the whole country by themselves!
Heck, I'll even loan them a few guns, but I'll bet they could do it with a rusty butter knife, a rolled-up newspaper, and a few stern looks.
Then they can install me as a puppet president!

Once inside, they went wild, forcing passengers to hand over mobile phones and wallets, and slashing seats and breaking windows.

France's motto when danger is afoot: Let's roll (over).

Apparently, in France, this is considered a defensive weapon:

Only three -- two 19-year-old Moroccans and a minor, all living in France -- were arrested. Both men were being held for robbery and one also was facing charges of sexual assault. The minor was to be judged separately.
Three others -- a man and two boys -- were arrested briefly in Marseille but were released despite reports they were carrying a knife, a screwdriver and a small amount of hashish.

Inspector Clouseau could not be reached for comment.
Dear France: Please look up the word deterrence. And punishment.
And appeasement while your at it.

Police in Nice, meanwhile, said they had escorted the group of drunken youths and put them on the train Sunday to ensure they did not cause trouble in the city.

BRILLIANT! Ship your problem criminals to someone else. Now that's some crack police work!
Do they get tips from Castro, or what?
Additionally, that wasn't very Nice. (Granted, that was lame.)

The opposition Socialist Party said it viewed the incident with "astonishment."
It said "such acts show a worrying lack of security" and questioned why it took so long for police to rescue the passengers and why so few arrests were made.

The French Democratic Socialist Party plays the now famous DNC Katrina card!! Man, it sure is funny when Socialists and Marxist quibble.
Quick, send Sean Penn over to France in a little boat! But no shotgun, Seany!!!! That's a no-no in Surrenderville!

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who has championed hard-line security policies in France, partly blamed the state rail company SNCF for not communicating better with the police.
"The problem is that law-enforcement services didn't know that there was a promotional fare going," he said.

Note, that in true liberal style, everyone is to blame except the perpetrators.
But hey, what did you expect from socialists!

Hat tip to BC for the Let's roll (over) and wallet bits!!!

Why Ron Rocks.

Libs take note...

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Ronald Wilson Reagan 1911-2004

Amen, Ronald.

Blatantly lifted from Little Miss Chatterbox's website, The Chatterbox Chronicles.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Let the Rididcule Begin.

To counterbalance my performance in the GOP and the City contest (previous post), I submit to you my handgun competition performance...

So the other night was my first night in the pistol league (like a bowling league with REALLY fast balls and no pins).

Ask me how I did...
Go ahead...
Ask away...


Here's how it started:

I started out lame

Then I bit.

Then I stunk.

Then I sucked.

Then I blew.

Then I totally sucked.

(Please no sexual references in the comments, or I will change them to your detriment, and my evil humorous pleasure. However, feel free to disparage my shooting "skills" all you wish.)

In my defense, I would have fared ok in the rimfire (.22) competition.
I wouldn't have even come close to winning, but I think I would have had a moderately acceptable score (for me).
However, my sucky junk-a## WINCHESTER T-22 target ammo misfired on me several times, costing me points I needed badly.


Next time I'm using Eley or Jagd-Und Sport. I will have to do research: Yay!

In the center-fire (.45 ACP for me and most) I just plain choked, sucked, flaked, spazzed, whatever.
I did fair in practice the night before, not stellar, but I would have just been in last place, not lapped 700 times like I was.
I had 36 96 or something out of 300!!!

We shoot one slow-fire, and two time-fired targets for rimfire and centerfire each, 50 feet, one-handed (which I never do, until now). Timed is 2 sets of 5 shots, 10 seconds per set.
10 shots per target for a possible total of 300 points.

Most of the real shooters were WELL over 200, and some real close to 300 (270-280ish).


However, mostly unperturbed, I shall carry on so I can PROUDLY be in last place and the real shooters say, "Wow, you don't totally and unequivocally suck-a## at shooting, CUG".

I'd settle for that....

I still had fun, though.
The silver lining: I need to practice, practice, practice! :)
(Pictures of firearms used forthcoming.)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Let the Accolades Begin.

I took second place in GOP and the City's Weekend Caption Contest.
I even used a 24 theme in honor of the launch of (insert shameless plug here) Blogs 4 Bauer.
A big thanks to GOP and the City, and The Man, for helping me realize my potential!!!

Feel free to shower me with praise at your leisure...

I Can See Clearly Now...

Q: Why does Cindy Sheehan blame Bush and the Jooooos for her son's death?

A: Because if she blamed terrorists, her friends on the left would call her a paranoid, intolerant, racist hatemonger. And no one wants to be deemed intolerant!

Top reasons Bush and/or the Jooooos killed Cindy's son, Casey:

1. They saw how well "Oil for Food" worked, they decided that "Blood for Oil" would work even better.

2. To piss off hippies.

3. To reap profits for the Underpants Gnomes military-industrial complex.

4. Casey discovered the "Blood for Oil" Halichimpy program, and was going to blow the whistle.

5. For Chanukah (which, as we all know, requires human sacrifices).

6. Because the Republican weather machine only runs on the blood of heros (it is actually located beneath a high-tech cenotaph!).

7. Because the Joooos hate everyone.

8. Because Bushitler McChimpistan hates everyone.

9. Because the Facist in Chief is a Texan, Christian, cowboy, warmongering Jooooooooo!

10. Ok, 9 might be a little bit of a stretch.


12. Because Karl Rove willed it.

I hope this has cleared up any confusion people might have had.

This educational information comes to you courtesy of the industrial-capitalist-military-puppy-blending machine of CUG Industries, LLC.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Stuff I Got to Play With, Part I

What? You thought it was just cute animals here?
Heh. Time for some sweet, sweet gun pR0n!!

These first two pics are of a fully-suppressed (read silencer), scoped Marlin Papoose 70PSS with a stainless steel receiver in .22 LR. A great home varmint gun! You can shoot it out of a window of the house if you want.
Nice and Q-U-I-E-T!
The loudest part (with subsonic ammo) is the bolt cycling back and forth.
It was quite accurate, too!
And for those of you wondering, yes, it is a legal suppressor!
I don't even know why suppressors are a big deal. Most guns should have them for safety!
Thanks to B for letting me shoot it!!

This little puppy here is a
Smith and Wesson .41 Magnum, (Lew Horton) Mod 657 with a 3" barrel and comfy Pachmayr grips. Makes quite a bang! Surprisingly accurate for a snubby, I thought.
Very nice fit for my hand, as well.
I couldn't talk H into donating it to my cause, however! Dang.
But I did get to shoot it and caress it, so a big thanks to H, too!

Look here soon for more bloggy gun goodness!


Everyone back to work today.
This is how I feel today.

Hope you get a nap when you get home!
I won't today. :(
Oh, well.

Sorry, but this was to cute to pass up.

Thanks to the aptly named cuteoverload.com for the great pic.

Monday, January 02, 2006

He Doesn't Look That Merry...

Here's hoping your holidays (CHRISTmas and New Years) were safe and happy!!
Hope you're in a better mood than this little guy!
With aplogies to Butterscotch, who always looks happpy!

Likewise, I hope your coming year is prosperous and blessed.
Unless you're an atheist, then I hope it's prosperous and er, uh, well, ... lucky.

Happy New Year!

HT to J for this Marcel Schurman Christmas card to my daughter, from which this feline was scanned!