31 October, 2010

Friday Fun Track Sunday Halloween Edition

I posted this song last year, right after Halloween. Well, this time I remembered. Happy Halloween, and may your belly ache from your kid's score.

29 October, 2010

Friday Fun Track Rock the Victory Edition

Irish bookies are already paying out that the Repulicans will take the house next Tuesday. So with that in mind, I thought this video appropriate.

27 October, 2010

Ambiguous Criteria for Gun Ownership in Furious Mike's Paradise

The city of New York is proposing new criteria on who may legally own a gun in the Big Apple.  Of course, Paul Helmke pipes in on the part that would deny someone their natural right to own a gun if they failed to pay taxes.

Imagine if this were applied to being Jewish, or Black or Gay. People would be up in arms. To me this is like the arbitrary laws that were put in place to prevent blacks from voting in the south after the Civil War. Bigots are still among us. Let's call them out for what they are.

25 October, 2010

This video of Alan Gura explains his reasoning of picking litigants and the path & sequence he' taking to secure our Second Amendment rights.  He also clearly differentiates between his litigating and the NRA-ILA's lobbying. 
"My copy of the the Second Amendment does not have a little copyright NRA-ILA sumbol on it." - Alan Gura

Watch the whole thing.  I learned more about securing this basic civil right by watching this than in 2 years of trumpeting for our cause.

h/t to No Lawyers 

21 October, 2010

A most perplexing issue

Living in a practical libertarian manner can be a real pain in the ass sometimes.  Case in point, the Boy Scouts are denying a gay father a leadership position in their organization.  Now, I was a Boy Scout and support and understand their right to choose who they allow into their organization.  On the other hand, who you decide to be intimate with is none of mine or anyone else's concern.  Where does the privacy of the individual end and the requirements of the organization begin? It is quite the conundrum.

20 October, 2010


Alan might very well have committed it, and has charts to lay out his reasoning.

I can probably distill it down to one statement.

You are responsible for the administration and function of your firearms, and the consequences thereof. 

14 October, 2010

Give & Take

I saw this bumper sticker on a Toyota Prius and felt really torn as to how cool it was. 

So I'm going to assign 100 cool points for the bumper sticker.

I'm going to subtract 1,000 cool points for driving a car that is not all those who own one think it is.

Net result -900 cool points.

13 October, 2010


via XKCD

A more appropriate place for these there is not

via Failblog   h/t to RNS

November 2nd is approaching fast.  Keep this picture in mind when you go to the polls. No go out there and enjoy your day.

12 October, 2010

QOTD - calling out the bigot

Mr. Baird, you're a bigot. An angry bigot. You are prejudiced against guns, and by extension the people who own and carry them. You have very little self-control, and you believe that's normal - you must be normal, right? Therefore no one should own a gun, much less carry one - except for those who collect a government paycheck. Somehow that distinction makes them special, different, trustworthy.
Kevin Baker at TSM

Joe Huffman rightly points out that people like Mr Baird who would oppress a minority and actively seek to berate them should be treated as the bigots that they are.

11 October, 2010

I for one welcome our new automotive overlords...

Yeah, right.  The visceral pleasure I receive in being in control of my own automobile has me quite miffed about this.  Not only is it a Prius, with all of that wrongly held smugness that says, "Look at me, I'm saving the environment," it also will drive you there on it's own.

NO. THANK. YOU. You can have your robot car when you pry the gas pedal out from under my cold dead lead foot.  

08 October, 2010

Friday Fun Track - Paranoia Edition

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you. 

07 October, 2010

Why Han Solo was the way he was

I always suspected Han was more an entrepreneur than an outright criminal.  Had the Empire not been so heavy handed, that smuggling would have turned into being a small independent businessman.

Like today where everywhere you turn, some new government regulation is turning everyday people into criminals.

Birthday Range Report

To treat myself for my birthday, I went to the new Ultimate Defense Range and Training Center.  I shot my CZ P-07 and my Dan Wesson revolver.

At paper man size targets at yards,  I am fairly confident I can put lead on target with the CZ. 

With my Dan Wesson,  I am a wretched ball of suck.  I have a wicked flinch that is going to require lots of dry fire time. 

That brings me to another thing I discovered, those CCI 550 primers I used for my .357 magnum loads are awfully hard.  I had more soft strikes than I'd care to admit.  Any recommendations for a small magnum pistol primer? 

06 October, 2010

More on Doug LaDouche

Doug LaDouche does not have a website for his campaign, but I have found four radio spots that outline his platform.

Spot 1

Spot 2 

Spot 3

Spot 4

Doug LaDouche is my candidate. 

Negative there....




05 October, 2010

Pot. Kettle. Black.

Lisa "Wendy Whiner" Murkowski it seems is upset that Alaska TV & radio stations are running ads for the Tea Party Express. Ads, Murkowski says they are under a "legal and moral obligation" not to run. 

Murkowski is all butt hurt because the claim is being made that her interest lies solely in self preservation, not in serving the people of Alaska.

Pot, I'd like to introduce you to kettle. Kettle, please meet pot, you're both black. 

I MIGHT consider voting for this guy

Rather than voting his opponent out. Of course, he promises to do nothing to make any issues worse. 

I'm forty years young today.

Fourteen thousand six hundred and ten days ago, I was born in trendy Town & Country Missouri, with a silver spoon in my mouth. As soon as the doctor learned that my parents were from Florrisant, MO., he yanked the silver spoon out and replaced it with stainless steel. I am truly amazed that I've made it this far.

How cool, I share a birthday with this fellow. Fine company indeed. If you're so inclined, toast the aforementioned fellow, for he is far more noteworthy than I.

04 October, 2010

The tennis match that is the Korean M1 Garand saga has just had another point scored by the pro liberty side. H.R. 6240 has been introduced by Representative Cynthia Lummins R-WY.

The bill will amend the Arms Export Control Act in such a way that the State Department or Department of Defense will have no say in regards to certain curio and relic eligible firearms. The importer will not have to seek a permission from either entity to import these certain firearms.

A quote from Rep. Lummins,

“The State Department does not have the authority to deny legal firearms to law-abiding citizens. These firearms have historical value, are legal, and their importation is already highly regulated by the Justice Department. There is no basis for State Department involvement. This is not about diplomacy or foreign policy — this is a domestic issue and a Second Amendment issue.”

h/t to Firearms Truth

02 October, 2010

Submit or Die

I'm not certain what this video's meaning was beyond, "submit or die." I suppose whoever pitched this idea found humor in it. And with seven different individuals exploding at the push of a button with the accompanying gore, well, I hope those who view it have a strong stomach.

How about if I raise my carbon emissions by ten percent. I know, I'll take ten ten round magazines and shoot at "green" targets. And I'll even recycle my brass.

01 October, 2010

Friday Fun Track Corpse Edition

October, the leaves are turning and in thirty days, all the ghosts, goblins and whatever the latest "in" costume is will be running from house to house collecting treats. This song always reminds me of the season.