Today reinforced one of the nice things about the .22 conversion kit I have for the 1911: I can only shoot a box, maybe a box .5 of full-power .45 in a day before my hands are asking me why the hell I'm doing this to them?, whereas I can put a LOT of .22's downrange. Practice is practice, and you can do draw & fire and everything else with it.
I've noticed that ammo is becoming not quite as scarce; it's not plentiful, but you can find some now. Except for .380, that stuff is still "I've got X-thousand on order, but no idea when they'll get in."
Yesterday helped friend with the last of the back porch crap I'm doing for a while. Got the forms set and concrete mixed and poured for the sill around the new porch area. And my hands ache. Kind of like the day after Med-Fair aching. Which means no more digging, or anything else, for a few days.
Kathy Shaidle points to a place with lots of Gadsden flags and patches and stuff.
Security Staff was having some nose problems, as in her nose getting very red and a bit swollen, and today her eyes were puffy. Took her to the vet. Verdict: the new food I switched to a week or so ago?, she's having an allergic reaction to. So new food bought, she got a cortisone shot and some pills and I hope that'll take care of it.
I was the subject of an attack in The Phoenix a year or two back. As hit pieces go, it was a pretty feeble effort, and I didn’t feel it was worth driving all the way down to Boston just to kill a few members of staff and burn the building down. But it makes you think. In our multicultural society, the best way to get “respect” from others is to despise them; the surest way to have your views boundlessly “tolerated” is to be utterly intolerant of anybody else’s. Those who think Islam will apply these lessons only to op-ed cartoons or representations of Mohammed are very foolish.
Meanwhile, we prattle on about “moderate Muslims”, telling ourselves that the “vast majority” of Muslims aren’t terrorists, don’t support terrorists, etc.
Okay, why don’t we hear from them then?
Because they live in communities where the ideological bullies set the pace, where the price of speaking out is too high, and so they find it easier to say nothing, keep their heads down. And why would we expect them to do any differently when the mighty BBC and CNN do the same? If there is such a thing as a “moderate Muslim”, he’s surely thinking, “Well, if the CBC and The Toronto Star have to knuckle under to the imams, there’s no point me tossing in my two bits.”
My Ceiner conversion is one of the more ammo-tolerant .22 systems I've seen. It'll work reliably with Remington Golden Bullet, Federal copper-plated hollowpoints, Centurion solids and Federal Champion, but doesn't care for Winchester unplated hollowpoints. The latter just don't have enough power to cycle the slide but maybe three times out of ten. Works a hell of a lot more reliably with more ammo than friend's Sig Mosquito did.
Yeah, ACORN has been screwing with things in Oklahoma, too.
The document continues, noting that Oklahoma ACORN, in 2007, was looking towards a five-year plan to obtain power and that is the key term – power – that is evident is this particular document.
Note: “Therefore, the route to power is twofold: First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities. Second, become an influential organization by shaping a handful of strategic legislative districts that, by themselves, can change who controls the state legislature.”
I just noticed earlier that not only had the coolant level in the bike dropped(a bit over time, no problem), it had dropped fast. I think there's a crack in the overflow tank, which means tomorrow I have to take it off and see if it's repairable. I hope so, as that's a part that's only available from the factory.
The tool holders I ordered from Grizzly for the lathe came in today. Not usable at all; the body is thicker than the description, and they only hold a tiny 3/16" bit. And even if I ground the body to fit the tool post and the body to hold 1/4" bits, it wouldn't fit right between tool post, compound slide and work. Good thing, I sent for a return number and had it in about two hours, so they're on the way back. If I can find some suitable size flat stock I may just try making one; I'd wanted to skip that if I could because it'll involve a lot of hacksaw work(hands hate that anymore) but it may be the only way. Unless I want to spend a hundred bucks for a quick-change toolpost, which I don't.
Damn, it's past 2200. 'Night, all.