Thursday, March 30, 2006

I forgot ALL about this Sluggy strip from 2004

Two things from Britain

before I shut down & finish my mess for tomorrow. First, over at Smallest Minority(if you haven't read it already, why not?), he notes that in Wales the gun crime rate is almost six times higher in 2004-2005 than the previous year! But how could that be, with handguns banned, etc.? And what's their answer? What do you think? More of the same BS.

And second, from Mr. Free Market, "On Tuesday we say goodbye to 281 years of history, as the Black Watch is subsumed with the other Highland and Lowland regiments into the new Royal Regiment of Scotland, which will comprise just five Scottish infantry battalions."
And isn't that just bloody lovely?

It is now official:

Getting old sucks

I'm not even that old, but combine time with old injuries and general wear...

What brought this up is getting ready for O.U. Medieval Fair this weekend. Yesterday evening loaded forge, anvil & stump, coal & water buckets(coal bucket full), one !!*#)*& heavy toolbox and a bunch of steel in the truck. This morning took it to the site and unloaded, then helped several people get their tents up.

By the by, if you're not familiar with this area this time of year, setting up a tent is often known as 'impromptu hang-gliding', the 'hang' coming from you trying to hold onto the damn thing when the gust hits. My daughter has fond memories from her early years of being able, on some days, to spread her cloak while jumping up and travel backward a couple of feet. Due to this, there have been days when various vendors came running up with the same question: "Can you make some tent stakes? Fast?" Rebar being very popular for this item.

In any case, I'm tired, but the big stuff is done. I need to make some food items to take and get my attire ready. In the morning I'll just have to make tea, put on the kilt, load the ice chest and go. With a likely stop at Sonic for breakfast.

Hopefully I'll have pics later on. I fully intend to take it easier this year(like I have a real choice), and look around a bit more. Problem is I like demonstrating, and get caught up in it and tend to overdo.

Aye, well, I need to sharpen my dirk.

Ok, the next ruling in the Trentadue case

and the Oklahoma City Bombing is out.

KTOK radio has the story on their website here. Two big things here and one possibly big thing. First, the judge ruled the FBI can keep the names of some informants secret:
""The court is satisfied that either express or imlied promises of confidentiality were made and that the information must therefore remain protected," he declared in the ruling. "

Second, the judge stated the FBI did have an informant with McVeigh:
"For the first time in the various legal actions in state and federal courts since 1995, a judge has ruled a government informant or operative was with McVeigh before the bombing. It is something the government has steadfastly denied since the bombing.
The judge also wondered, in his ruling why there are no earlier records which have been produced by the FBI about the operation, an operation many have called a 'sting which went bad'."

The possibly big thing:
"However Jesse Trentadue, speaking from his Salt Lake City law offices also feels he has scored another victory because the judge ordered the FBI to do a search of its records for information concerning efforts of the Southern Poverty Law Center to also maintain undercover operators at Elohim City.
Trentadue asked the government to do a search for SPLC executive Morris Dees and it refused."

So Trentadue didn't get the names of the informants. However, the judge basically said the FBI and government attorneys lied about not having someone in with/around McVeigh, which is a huge thing. And the judge told the FBI "The FBI has not satisfied its burden in convincing the court that the FBI need not even search for documents containing Dees' name," wrote the judge. "While the FBI is entitled to redact any information it claims is exempt, subject to review by the court, the FBI shall conduct a search for such documents, similar to the search it has previously conducted regarding the OKBOMB file." So the feds have been ordered to make the search, and after all the crap that's come out I imagine the judge will be looking at the report from them with a very sharp eye.

And I'm hoping that there will be some action taken against the FBI and other federal people who lied in court and in sworn documents about their knowledge of McVeigh.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Look at this crap from California!

Went by Michelle Malkin's site this morning and found this shit. From a 'student protest'.

Can we now give up the BS that these clowns 'just want fairness'? And can we FINALLY start kicking those idiots in Congress hard enough to get them to understand we won't stand for this?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

About the 7.62x39mm shortage

At the gun show today talked to an ammo dealer I've done business with before. He said that right now Wolf is only selling him two cases a month! Which, of course, disappear as soon as he sets it out. He can get no 9x18mm from either Wolf or Brown Bear.

According to him: Syria ordered a billion rounds from Russia, and Venezuela ordered the same number. So that doesn't leave much to be sold to us lousy capitalists in the U.S.

Gee, I wonder if Putin got cash in hand for these massive sales to an old socialist ally and a new commie ally? Or is he taking partial payment and promises?

And I wonder how much of Venezuela's economy got promised to Russia for the ammo & arms?

By the way,

National Buy A Gun Day is coming.

What to do, what to do...

Maybe a Kel-Tec P32? Or a Mech Tech conversion? Or just a buttload of ammo?

This will require thought. And having some money free come the day.