Saturday, August 18, 2012

By the way, having seen Jennifer today,

Damn, her hair really does grow fast.

Also, I advised that I very much want to attend the next Schutenfest; work prevented it last time, and I'd love to take the scoped Garand out and try it at some longer ranges. From the look on her & hubby's faces, they want to try it out too

A: ever bought something you didn't need or

personally want, just so you could fix it up and maybe find it a home?

B: Sucks to very badly want to get out of the house, but you're so damn tired you can't pry out of the chair.

A fine example of why I despise the 'All Cultures Are Equal' argument

and a lot of the people who push it:
Her name was Michelle Stone, then an Associate Professor of Sociology at Youngstown State University. She told me she liked the article and would publish it. Then she changed her mind and made its publication contingent: I had to remove the portion of the article criticizing the food given to the prisoners. Her exact words were “It isn’t nice to judge the foods of cultures other than your own.”
LinkMind you, he wasn't criticizing them eating goat or the spices or appearance: I was appalled by the fact that the prison served rotten meat to prisoners after boiling it in large vats in order to make it edible.
And, to a effing SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR, bringing this up counted as 'judging the foods of other cultures'.

I wonder how much money had/has been lavished on this clown over the years to push this kind of garbage on students?

This wet stuff started falling from the sky,

and the ground and grass don't look quite so dessicated. Kind of amazing what almost an inch of that stuff can do.

In other news, long day yesterday and busy again today; between that and the front, my hands are killing me.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Maybe this is why NOAA wanted a bunch of ammo:

they're afraid of the people they've wronged.

This calls for firings, prosecutions, and a whipping post in the town square.

It's amazing how a small thing can excite you

Few days back I thought I saw a hummingbird rising from the feeder. I've kept it up for weeks in the hope I'd see one or two, but this could have been a dragonfly or something and it was the only possible sighting. But, just in case, I cleaned it out- it'd been a week and a couple of days- and filled it with fresh nectar.

That was about five days ago. The level had dropped, but that could've been evaporation and I hadn't seen anything hummer-like since. Decided I'd wash and refill it. Just as I started to hang it this thruum-thruum sound went past my head twice; started to think Wasp! but then Is that what I think it was?

Hung it, walked about eight feet and turned around as a little hummingbird zipped down, checked out the still-swinging feeder, looked at me, moved partway around the feeder, then zipped off.

I just spent fifteen minutes(in which the cake in the oven damn near burned) in a chair watching. He didn't show again, but at least I know he's there. Dammit, felt a little like Christmas morning as a kid.

Any doctor who would sterilize a 15-year-old girl

because of her 'informed decision' is a piece of shit who should lose his license. And never again be allowed in the medical profession.
And note that Pelosi considers having a problem with this purely a 'religious' matter.

So if I do it, it's perjury, lying to Congress, etc., but if you're the EffingBI it's only 'misleading'.

Just to make sure it keeps getting around: Progressive Insurance, you suck.

An FAQ on Christianity for the Unbeliever

The only proper answer to the State in both cases:Piss off.

More of the Wonders of Obama:
President Obama is proud of his bailout of General Motors. That’s good, because, if he wins a second term, he is probably going to have to bail GM out again. The company is once again losing market share, and it seems unable to develop products that are truly competitive in the U.S. market.
And from near the end of the article:
Uh-oh. While Dan Akerson is busy rearranging the deck chairs on GM’s Titanic, Martin Winterkorn is leading VW to world domination via technical excellence.

MSNBC: EVERYTHING we don't like is about race and the racists on the right!
At least for the effing dirtbags like Toure.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So, after making every possible attack on Issa,

and hitting the "Bush started it!" line, this author comes out with
“Team Obama’s decision to crack down on the medical marijuana industry wasn’t motivated by public health concerns,” Lee writes, answering his own question. “The Justice Department green-lit a scorched earth campaign against medicinal cannabis in order to placate law enforcement and control the damage from the Fast and Furious scandal by deflecting attention to other matters.”

And Holder's DoJ will investigate this,

probably never. Death threats, terrorist threats, more racist threats, but it's the New Black Panthers doing it.

Progressive Insurance says "We didn't do that!" Except...

It finally struck some media weenies that the drought doesn't just mean problems for farmers; I wonder if they noticed themselves, or someone had to beat them over the head with it?
From Greg in the comments: A reporter was standing in the Mississippi River near Memphis the other day...where it used to be over two miles wide, it's about .3 miles wide. They are seeing increasing groundings and navigation hazards, which could force much more truck/train supply shipping, which will add more end price to EVERYTHING.
And from Dave: Just wait till someone explains to them that corn ethanol requirements, green as they are, somehow cause higher prices at Whole Foods and make this whole situation worse. Cognitive dissonance, here we come!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another reason not to use Progressive Insurance

Now, here’s where it gets interesting: Katie’s policy, Fisher explains, would have required that Progressive, her insurer, pay the difference in funds. She had apparently paid for this form of insurance in case someone who was under or uninsured ever hit her (a sad reality that inevitably came to fruition). When this happened, the family assumed the situation would be rectified, but this was far from what unfolded. Fisher explains:
At which point we learned the first surprising thing about Progressive: Carrying Progressive insurance and getting into an accident does not entitle you to the value of your insurance policy. It just pisses off Progressive’s lawyers. Here I address you, Prospective Progressive Insurance Customer: someday when you have your accident, I promise that there will be enough wiggle room for Progressive’s bottomless stack of in-house attorneys to make a court case out of it and to hammer at that court case until you or your surviving loved ones run out of money.

Coming here soon if the nannies have their way: "The man was positioned close to a small group of protesters and based on his manner, his state of dress and his proximity to the course, officers made an arrest to prevent a possible breach of the peace," Surrey police said in a statement.
Arrested and taken away because of what MIGHT POSSIBLY happen... Think the Brits will care what we think of this kind of crap? Probably not, as the 'worry about World Opinion' crap only seems to go one way.

The Zombie Apocalypse Academy: also general emergency/disaster-type stuff, and additionals.

The EPA answer to problems with 15%ethanol fuel: more rules.
To help keep E15 out of these and other engines, service stations offering E15 and E10 from the same pump station must agree to sell a minimum volume of fuel, four gallons, to the customer. The reason for the minimum purchase is to protect the engine of the next customer’s vehicle, as the fueling hose retains roughly a third of a gallon from the previous customer’s fill-up.

More of the "We have to pass it so you can find out what's in it!" bullshit forced on us.

Agitating for the right to arms in Russia. And the Usual Suspectstm speak a lot of different languages, don't they?
But some skeptics claim the real reason the Kremlin is not allowing the public to own firearms is fear that armed citizens will turn their guns on the country's notoriously corrupt bureaucrats.

“They’ll just start killing off officials,” said Mikhail Pashkin, head of the Moscow Police Labor Union.

Y'know, when 'officials' are this scared of the populace, there's usually a reason why the populace is so damn mad.

Some information on the past of China, and How They Got This Way.

Our in-the-tank media strike again

Mr. Williams talked about everything, including a puppy rescue team in Detroit, except the lawsuit against Mr. Holder.
Diane Sawyer spent maybe 20-30 seconds on the lawsuit. It was a snippet, not a segment. She even fumbled the introduction.
Bob Schieffer filled in for Scott Pelley tonight. They devoted only 20-30 seconds, but they can’t be criticized too much because Sharyl Attkisson broke the lawsuit story last night. But Mr. Schieffer did do the absolute bare minimum. CBS did devote quite a bit of time about some massive prawns invading the Gulf of Mexico
Hey, why talk about a corrupt AG and piles of bodies when you can talk about Brown?

Of course, I doubt they'll have much to say about another Obama money guy in trouble, either.

Obama & Co. like to parade that Koran owned by Jefferson; I wonder how they'd react if someone started quoting what Jefferson thought of Islam?

So Jackson's a gun bigot and hypocrite of the standard type; good question, will he get special treatment?

Monday, August 13, 2012

So if I make it to Florida, carry is a must

for two- and no-legged critters. Damn.

Just in case I haven't mentioned this to World Opinion before,

piss off.
Some people like Howard may overall be nice people, but I really don't give a fart in a tornado what he thinks about us owning guns. Anything else, for that matter. And the EUnuchs? Please. These people are preparing themselves to freeze to death in the next bad winter in the name of being green(well, lots of bodies rotting is fertilizer, I guess) and I'm supposed to care that they have attacks of the vapors because we haven't disarmed ourselves to their satisfaction?

I can't find the clip I wanted, so I'll use the transcript from The Americanization of Emily:
You American-haters bore me to tears, Miss Barham. I've dealt with Europeans all my life. I know all about us parvenus from the States who come over here and race around your old cathedral towns with our cameras and Coca-Cola bottles... Brawl in your pubs, paw your women, and act like we own the world. We over-tip. We talk too loud. We think we can buy anything with a Hershey bar.

I've had Germans and Italians tell me how politically ingenuous we are. And perhaps so. But we haven't managed a Hitler or Mussolini yet. I've had Frenchmen call me a savage because I only took half an hour for lunch. Hell, Miss Barham, the only reason the French take two hours for lunch is because the service in their restaurants is lousy. The most tedious lot are you British. We crass Americans didn't introduce war into your little island. This war, Miss Barham, to which we Americans are so insensitive, is the result of 2,000 years of European greed, barbarism, superstition, and stupidity. Don't blame it on our Coca-Cola bottles. Europe was a going brothel long before we came to town.

About damned time: filing against Holder

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation.

Because Sen. 'Get me in front of a camera' Schumer, can't stand the idea of not having pissed in every pot of soup in the nation. It's already illegal, so he want it to be federally illegaler or something.

Oh yeah:
Interesting. I had no idea that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had the delegated authority to determine the values of all citizens of Chicago. Does it say that on the city charter? Or did Rahm just smell his shit so much that he started thinking he was God? Chicago, despite my loathing for it, is still within the bounds of America so they have a Mayor. They don’t have a Pontiff, Godhead, or King. Rohm can look up “Mayor” and then look up “Absolute Monarchical Power Wielded By Divine Right”. Note; they’re not the same thing.

Damned, sorry, vile excuses for lawmen

who should be held personally liable for what they did. Not money taken from the taxpayers' pocket, from THEIRS.

Let's see... wrong address, wrong people, killed the dog,forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home and
Another child, a girl, "a diabetic, was handcuffed at gunpoint and prevented by officer from obtaining and taking her medication, thus induced a diabetic episode as a result of low-blood sugar levels."

Let's make sure this name is mentioned: Shawn Scovill of the taskforce may have raided the wrong house, but he didn't want to let the opportunity to rifle through someone's things go to waste.
So Shawn Scovill apparently decided "We fucked up and raided the wrong house, shot the dog. We'd better tear the place up and see if we can find anything that might help cover this up."
Sorry, fucking worthless excuses for lawmen.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Daughter found the ride she'd like to have

And after you see it, look at all the other stuff they have!

Flying Soviet fighters back when; (updated, pics added)

Bleep, what a mess.
Two things that particularly grabbed me: the mechanics("We had 210 maintainers," Manclark recalled. "They were dedicated, just unbelievable, tech sergeants and master sergeants.) and this on flares:
We had the Soviet flares – they were dirty, and none of them looked the same – and the AIM-9P said 'I love that flare'.

"Why’d that happen? We had designed it to reject American flares. The Soviet flares had different burn time, intensity and separation. The same way, every time we tried to build a SAM simulator, when we got the real thing it wasn’t the same.

I realize there were problems getting Soviet stuff to test, but it seems like "We need to find out what the enemy flares burn like before we make this missile operational" would be a pretty basic thing.

Pumice- LOTS of pumice- apparently from a underwater volcano.

So if you own a AR or AK or similar, you wasted money on something no good for hunting, no good for self-defense, only good for domestic, homegrown terrorism. Right. Not the politicians with badges insisting the commoners can't be trusted with such, 'don't need them', etc.

Yeek; not a nice comparison at all, is it?

Also pointed to by Tam, a slight problem with equipment: those string-locking gadgets on a lot of jackets. Another incident here, noted in the comments.
Also in the comments, a guy warns about some shirts having a 'pocket' that can cause problems. I know about that; I've got a couple of shirts I've used for cover that have the problem: where the material folds back along the front, it's sewn at the bottom but not above there, and I've had the muzzle catch in that pocket during dry-fire practice. I'll take pictures later and add them to this, short on time right now.
Update: here's the inside front of that shirt:
and here's what happened a couple of times during dry-fire draw & fire practice:
This was with a IWB holster, but could be a problem with any; the shirt's light enough that it would fall back down and, sometimes, the muzzle could go into that pocket. Distracting, at the least.