Saturday, March 21, 2020

Ace has a good piece on "Why won't those old people panic like us?"

Although I’m a little too young to be considered a Boomer, I am over 50, and I’d be glad to explain why the over-50 demographic is not panicking in the fashion that our young, know-it-all journalists would like. It’s simple. We’ve been through a lifetime of media-hyped hysterias and apocalyptic predictions. If not complete hoaxes, they were falsely reported or over-hyped. Here are a few:

A bunch of our Professional Media need to pay a real price for the crap they've done, and them whining when Mean Orange Man calls them on it doesn't help their position.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

I knew it was coming

when I said the Mayor's "All you restaurants and bars and such are out of business.  Unless you can do delivery/carry-out, then you can try to survive" was bullshit:
"If it's not mandatory all those stupid people won't do what they should!"

Because we really need politicians to demand how we'll be allowed to live.  In every way.  All the time...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Some results from studying that cruise ship with Wuhan running loose Updated

and it wasn't an apocalypse.
For me, this is all good news. 83% of the people on the ship didn’t get it, despite perfect conditions for transmission. If you get it, you have about a 50/50 chance of showing no symptoms at all. And the fatality rate is lower than the earlier estimates of 2% or above.
I think a bunch of politicians and journalists should be tarred, feathered, and then hanged for working so hard to scare hell out of everyone.

Yes, it's a problem.  No, it's not the damned end of the world, and the people using this for political reasons are in dire need of dealing with.

More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority.

After deaths from the virus reached more than 2,500, with a 150% increase in the past week, health authorities have been combing through data to provide clues to help combat the spread of the disease.

"I want this gun, ship it to me at my home address."

"Do you have a Federal Firearms License?"
"A what?  No, of course not."
"Then we can't do that."
"What?  But I was told you could!"
Always interesting when reality slaps them in the face.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Ho-ly crap

From SG Ammo, one of my favorite places:
Due to overwhelming order volume over the past week we are not currently accepting new orders. We are currently approximately 10 days behind on filling orders and the priority is going to be given to filling existing orders. We will begin to restore inventory later this week once we have a handle on shipping all orders that have been placed so far.

Monday, March 16, 2020

I haven't posted much on shooting lately

simply because the weather has been overall sucky, and time has been insufficient for any real range trips.  And general "I fired 'x' many 9mm/.22/.45/whatever at a target" isn't exactly interesting reading.

Now they're talking about off & on showers and some storms throughout most of the week...  Yuck.

By the way, couple of days ago a local news weenie was talking about the forecast and popped out with '...and some scattered thunderstorms, some may be severe with small hail and strong winds.'
What the hell?
Since when, in Oklahoma in spring, has 'small hail and strong winds' become a friggin' severe storm?

Throw in watching people- far too many of them- lose their damn minds because "VIRUS!  WE'LL ALL DIE IF I DON'T BUY ENOUGH STUFF!!"... 

And it's too early to start drinking.

Speaking of people who need half a helicopter ride,

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday said he believes the Wuhan coronavirus is a prime example of why it's important for the federal government to nationalize "crucial factories and industries."
Yes, let's turn everything into a collection of asshats and incompetents like the CDC, that's the ticket!