Saturday, April 25, 2020

A nice evening out there for those not under house arrest

or telling their mayor and/or governor to piss off.  In either case, some study materials to look over

Friday, April 24, 2020

And some stuff clearing

Friday, nice weather,

check the data after the outside stuff is done.  Unless you're stuck in a place where the control freaks want you locked indoors.

I finally had a chance at the range day to check velocities on some loads

with .45-70.  Breakdown:

Lyman 340-grain hollowpoint over 29.5 grains A5744 averaged 1654fps.

Had some Lee 405-grain round-nose flat points that I'd sized to .452 and paper patched to .459" over 29.0 A5744.  Average 1375fps.

Lyman 525-grain Postell over 24.0 A5744(yes, I like that powder) averaged right at 1200fps.

Wasn't able to run any black loads that day, hopefully in the future.

If correct, yet another reason the EffingBI needs a serious cleaning out

If we keep it at all.
And, unfortunately, it wouldn't surprise me at all if they were doing this.

Californicated will appeal without doubt,

but it's at least a slap in their face.
A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association, which asked him to stop the checks and related restrictions on ammo sales.
From what I've been hearing this thing has been a nightmare of errors.  Which was probably intended by the asshats who wrote it.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Governor Howler has a moment of clarity

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that his stay-at-home order for the entirety of New York State was “probably not the best public health strategy.”
Gee, ya think MAYBE?
And how bad was the news he got that he's willing to admit this?

In other news, a piece on the clusterfuck, the experts and idiot politicians have made of our health-care system.

Another "Man-Caused Global Climate Change Is Melting The Glaciers!" type demonstrating they don't actually believe this crap.

Holy crap... "How dare you save our jobs!"

It's not 'bordering on', it IS unethical.  And bullshit.
Fortney challenged Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s lockdown orders as inconsistent, deeming some businesses essential over others. While government construction projects may continue Fortney points out, private contractors remain out of work.
“As I arrive to work at the courthouse, I see landscapers show up each day to install new landscape and maintain our flowerbeds,” Fortney wrote. “However, a father who owns a construction company and works alone while outdoors is not allowed to run his business to make a living to provide for his wife and children?”

“This contradiction is not okay and is bordering on unethical,” said Fortney.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Biden hasn't liked ANY part of the Constitution he disagrees with for a looong time,

so this crap is no surprise.

That he has to lie to try to support it is also par for the course.

There was a range day,

which was followed with the rest of the day being spent mowing, on the roof cleaning gutters and pruning, and cleaning off the carport.

I can honestly say "I ache all over my body."

More later, though I will throw this in from Babylon Bee:

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The man is right

The bottom line is that costs can be concealed but not eliminated. Moreover, if people only look at the benefits from a particular course of action, they will do just about anything, because everything has a benefit. Political hustlers and demagogues love promising benefits when the costs can easily be concealed. By the way, the best time to be wrong and persist in being wrong is when the costs of being wrong are borne by others. 

The absolute worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic, and possibly its most unrecoverable damage, is the massive power that Americans have given to their federal, state and local governments to regulate our lives in the name of protecting our health. Taking back that power should be the most urgent component of our recovery efforts. It's going to be challenging; once a politician, and his bureaucracy, gains power, he will fight tooth and nail to keep it.