Saturday, February 09, 2019

The temperature's up a bit,

which is good.

New data in, also good.

Scene from the range

"We don't have any rifle lanes right you, there's a waiting list."

"We'll just shoot pistols.  When a rifle lane opens up, will you hold it for us?"

"Can't do that."

"Why not?"

"Because I can't hold a lane for you while you're shooting when someone else is waiting for one already."

"We'll come right out."

"Cannot do that."

"Why not?"

Through mind runs 'Because we're busy, people are waiting, you want me to not only hold a lane for you but LEAVE THE COUNTER AND GO GET YOU AND SCREW THE OTHER PEOPLE?'

I didn't, but I have never been closer to saying "BECAUSE I BLOODY SAID SO."

These are the same type people who come in with three people and state "We need three lanes" and get pissy when you tell them they can't have them.  Apparently "Because A: there aren't that many lanes free in the same bay and B: when it's this busy I can't give a group your size multiple lanes" cannot penetrate the shell of "I want it!" in their heads.

And Switzerland pokes the EU in the eye

whether some of their .gov likes it or not.
According to, the Campaign for an Independent and Neutral Switzerland and the Swiss gun lobbyists mounted the opposition ahead of Parliament’s vote and said they would launch a referendum. According to a Swiss resident on, they only had 100 days to get 50,000 verified signatures. Since that time, they were able to collect 125,000 signatures. The referendum vote will take place in May, the same month that compliance with the Schengen Treaty is required.
From some .gov clowns:
Lawmakers had warned that failure to comply could lead to a dispute with the EU.
Guy, that's the whole idea.

I am going to have to get a new bullet mold

I like the .41 Magnum.  Sometimes full-power loads are a bit much, so good cast-bullet load should be the thing.  Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a large selection of molds in that size.

Further research will be required.

Having had a chance to shoot a M1 Carbine again,

I still think they're a fine light rifle.  The ones I've fired have been reliable, and while they're never going to make a match rifle, they're very much minute-of-goblin accurate at the ranges it was made for.

On the reliability side, ran across this a while back that covers much of that

The reliability seems to boil down to 'change the recoil spring and use good magazines'.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Cold Friday nights

are a good time to stay in and do something constructive, like go over new information

That socialist barkeep gift that keeps on giving, and giving...

In this case, her 'Green New Deal', which includes things like
1. "Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency."
Yeah.  EVERY building.

2. "Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, build out high- speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary, create affordable public transit available to all, with goal to replace every combustion-engine vehicle."
Socialists really love trains, don't they?  Considering how Californicated has already overspent by billions on a still-not-working high-speed choo-choo(that isn't that fast anyway), you'd think the message of trying to do this nationwide would get through, but nooo.....

And it just goes on.  It was so wonderful that her staff yanked the FAQ page.  Happily, The Internets Being Forever, you can see it here.  For a little more of the display of genius in this document,
Yes, we are calling for a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases. Anyone who has read the resolution sees that we spell this out through a plan that calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from every sector of the economy.
These people may not be just stupid, they may actually be demented.  NO fossil fuels and ZERO greenhouse gas emissions?  Not possible.  Period.  That these idiots not only think it is, but that they can do it in ten years?

And this is just freakin' gold:
We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.
You may need to read that a couple of times to get the full effect, it's that amazing.  In ten years.

Throw in this:
The same way we paid for the New Deal, the 2008 bank bailout and extended quantitative easing programs.
Isn't that just so freaking cute, she thinks we've paid for those things.

One more bit of this:
Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work
"You don't want to work?  That's ok, we'll pay your bills anyway."

Actually actively stupid.

Larry Correia was in town last night at a book signing

Interesting guy, who'll talk about just about anything.  There's a lot of MHI in the future, and more Grimnoir, and some more short story collections.

Looking forward to them.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

"You can trust the FBI, and Mueller is a saint!"

Yeah.  Right.
Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and current special prosecutor in the Russia case, once was hauled before the nation’s secret intelligence court to address a large number of instances in which the FBI cheated on sensitive surveillance warrants, according to evidence gathered by congressional investigators.
The episode is taking on new significance as Mueller moves into the final stages of his Russia probe while evidence mounts that the FBI work preceding his appointment as special prosecutor may have involved improprieties in the securing of a FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign.
Anderson’s testimony isn’t just for the history books. It has as much relevance today as when the judges first became upset with the FBI. 

That’s because we now know the FBI, in 2016, omitted significant information from the application for the FISA warrant that allowed it to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in hopes of finding evidence of collusion between Russia and the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign.
And on.  And on.

"Why do you have a problem with registering your guns?"

Added to everything else, crap like this:
The Buffalo News reports that Andrew Ciepiela, 46, recently tried to register an old Iver Johnson revolver that has been handed down through three generations. That’s when the Erie County Pistol Permit Department told him the gun, made in 1917, was last registered in the 1950s by a sexagenarian and, as a “nuisance” firearm, it could not be registered to him, clearing the way for local police to destroy it.
Screw these people, screw their permits, and screw every moron who wants your property on a list.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Well, hell, no wonder all those Democrats were wearing white last night,

they're showing solidarity with the Democrats of Virginia.

Seriously, Virginia?  This is what you elected?

Cap that with the speech last night.  I didn't watch it(I almost never watch political speeches), but from the reaction of the leftists it was apparently one serious barn-burner of a talk.

Remember, people are going into debt to be used for this bullshit

“It’s necessary for us to radically transform the way that educators view their role in education. We are, again, preparing educators to see their classrooms as sites for civil resistance,” Wood said in 2017.
And if you have a problem with this, they'll call you anti-intellectual, and racist, and whatever club they can think of to beat you with.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Just because

This is a reconstruction of the short-face cave bear

The first immigrants had to fight this thing with spears, javelins and bows.

Now we have people who need safe spaces and crayons because they heard a discouraging word.

Not Catholic, but I have something to say about this

Nuns have suffered and are still suffering sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and bishops, and even being held as sexual slaves, Pope Francis confirmed on Tuesday. The abuse was so severe in one case that an entire congregation of nuns was dissolved by former Pope Benedict.

The scope of the abuse of nuns by clergy members first came to light with the publication at the beginning of February of the monthly magazine "Women Church World." The edition included Francis' own take on the scandal -- long known about by the Vatican but virtually never discussed -- in which he blamed the unchecked power wielded by priests and higher clergy across the Catholic Church for such crimes.
Here's the thing, Francis: if their power is unchecked it's because YOU'RE NOT DOING YOUR JOB, YOU BASTARD.

That every one involved in this hasn't been defrocked and, where possible, handed to the civil authorities for prosecution is ON YOUR HEAD.

Maybe if you weren't so busy playing The Holy Socialist On Climate Change and such, you'd find some time to deal with this.

You suck, you're a failure, and you need to either get off your ass and go through your Church like Jesus went through the temple, or resign and go off into obscurity to do something to try and make up for/to the people you've failed.

"Screw education, we have indoctrination to do!"

Because actually teaching students to think is not a good thing in 'higher' education.  And the PC-brained socialists will try to destroy a teacher so he can't do it somewhere else, either.

Comrade Mayor: "Nobody needs a gun(unless they give me sufficient money and support)!"
Dean’s supervisor in the unit allegedly told him, “This person takes care of Mayor de Blasio and in return we are supposed to take care of this person,” Dean’s attorney wrote.

Sources identified the businesswoman as Gayle, a longtime donor to de Blasio who served on his 2014 inauguration team. She is currently on the board of advisers to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.

It is unclear if Gayle’s alleged role in arranging the upgrades was improper. A spokesman for Manhattan Federal prosecutors declined comment. Gayle did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
'unclear'... How the HELL is it 'unclear'?

Monday, February 04, 2019

I'll disagree with Mr. Burrell, I doubt it's racism:

I'm pretty sure it's a sorry excuse for a peace officer who's gotten away with a lot of crap before who thinks "I gave you an order, peasant, how dare you not obey me!"

One reason I think so:
Police have not identified the officer involved, but his nameplate in the video reads "D. McLaughlin." The Chronicle reports that a David McLaughlin was hired by the police department in 2014. That same year, according to the Bay City News, McLaughlin was accused in a civil suit of searching a man's car without cause, then falsifying a police report when nothing illegal was found. The plaintiff eventually died, and the case was dismissed.
An illegal search ANY lying on a report.  He should've been fired for that, but he got away with it.  And God knows what other crap he's probably pulled since.

Once read the line "Most cops are not racist, they don't really care about your skin color, they care that you don't wear blue."  Unfortunately, that's often the case.

And when they get away with it, the next big problem is set up.

The EUnuchs must be having fits about this

The Polish Ministry of Defense has announced that they will to co-finance the renovation of existing Shooting Ranges, and the building of new ones.

The aim seems to be to increase the organized shooting trainings for young people as well as members of pro-defense organizations and soldiers of the Armed Forces.

Quoted from the announcement: The strategic goal of the project is to rebuild shooting skills.”
Well done, Poland.