Saturday, May 07, 2022

And it would be the best thing that ever happened to a bunch of stupid women

“In case you’re a man who doesn’t care about roe v wade just know that if abortion gets banned hookup culture will be absolutely decimated,” TikTok user @moneymollusk wrote in a video, which has received more than 1.2 million views in a single day.

“What women would have mediocre sex with a drunk rando if he could potentially father their child,” she continued, noting that the video is directed at “all the pro-life men who love Plan B.”

Why the hell are you having sex with someone like that in the first place?  You can't do better, or don't care to?  What the hell is wrong with you?

Request for help, have you seen these instructions?

I've been asked to see if I can find anything on assembling a muzzleloader kit.  From what I can tell it's probably by a company called CMC to build a 4-barrel percussion pepperbox pistol.  Anyone know if any instructions for it or a similar pistol?

Yes, it is.

But, if anyone thought the passage of time would bring about some moderation, I can assure you that hasn’t happened. CNN held a hilariously composed roundtable on Sunday morning with figures like Brian Stelter, April Ryan, and someone named David Zurawik. While obviously being an avid political observer, I’ll admit to having no idea who Zurawik is. Yet, my first exposure to him has certainly left an impression. Namely, that he’s deranged.

While discussing Musk’s acquisition, Zurawik lit into a hysterical rant about the supposed dangers of unabridged free speech. In doing so, he managed to give the game away on what about this deal is actually driving the media so insane.

CNN's David Zurawik: "Dangerous" with Elon Musk buying Twitter, we need to look to Europe.
"You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down."

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 1, 2022

The entire segment is bonkers, but here’s the money quote.
There’s a bigger problem here about how we’re going to control the channels of communications in this country.
And that’s what this is really about.

Yes, it is.  And they've been scared into admitting it.  It's been real interesting watching people who love to hide behind the 1st Amendment cheering on the idea of trashing it in the name of 'proper control' of who gets to say what.

As to back to work,

lots of sitting, and several breaks to sit and put the leg up.  Went pretty well overall; the knee is loosening up nicely, and there's a place I can do some stretches.  There's also two coworkers and a comptroller who point out "Don't overdo it!"

As said last night, was worn down by the time I got home, but I can deal with that.

Points for controlling and putting down the weapon

Courtesy of Wirecutter

Friday, May 06, 2022

Sixth night, and I went to work,

and I'm too worn out for any wording, so check out the collection

Two things about the mess in Ukraine:

First, it looks like they managed to hit another Russian ship, a fairly new guided-missile frigate.

The US has secretly been giving Ukraine real-time battlefield intelligence that directly helped its military kill Russian generals, according to a report — drawing an angry response Thursday from the Kremlin.
Something like that is supposed to be kept bloody SECRET, if for no other reason than both sides being able to pretend publicly that it's not going on; big and public is not good.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin — who met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv last month — has admitted that the US wants “to see Russia weakened to the degree it cannot do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.”
From someone who's not expert in such matters: are these people actually bloody stupid?  "We want to fuck Russia up as much as possible" would seem to be a generally bad thing to say.

Oh yes, things are going just wonderfully.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

From BRM, some really good self-defense advice,

starting with "Stay the hell away from malls if you can", and then this:
I strongly recommend and endorse the advice given by John Farnam in March 2003:
The best way to handle any potentially injurious encounter is: Don’t be there. Arrange to be somewhere else. Don’t go to stupid places. Don’t associate with stupid people. Don’t do stupid things. This is the advice I give to all students of defensive firearms. Winning a gunfight, or any other potentially injurious encounter, is financially and emotionally burdensome. The aftermath will become your full-time job for weeks or months afterward, and you will quickly grow weary of writing checks to lawyer(s). It is, of course, better than being dead or suffering a permanently disfiguring or disabling injury, but the “penalty” for successfully fighting for your life is still formidable.

Crowds of any kind, particularly those with an agenda, such as political rallies, demonstrations, picket lines, etc are good examples of “stupid places.” Any crowd with a high collective energy level harbors potential catastrophe. To a lesser degree, bank buildings, hospital emergency rooms, airports, government buildings, and bars (particularly crowded ones) fall into the same category. All should be avoided. When they can’t be avoided, we should make it a practice to spend only the minimum time necessary there and then quickly get out.

“A superior gunman is best defined as one who uses his superior judgment in order to keep himself out of situations that would require the use of his superior skills.”

I'll throw in, a few years ago I wrote to the management of a big mall who had 'No Concealed Carry' on the doors asking why?  The response was "It is our policy to only allow our security guards and police to carry weapons on our property."
"So if I am attacked or robbed in your parking lot or parking garage, you're liable for not protecting me and not allowing me to carry a weapon for self-defense?"
Unsurprisingly, there was no response.  You're on your own but they don't want to actually admit it.

I finally got some loading done,

and the number one problem right now is the leg still being swollen some.  Which means sitting gets uncomfortable, which means breaking everything up into sessions so it doesn't start troubling too much.  I'll need to get some more done in the near future of a couple of cartridges, but it won't go quickly.

The knee is improving, lots more  motion regained.  The weird thing is when walking at times there's a slight 'click' as you step.  Everyone says it's normal as things settle in together, but it's still weird.  I'm having to walk more slowly than normal so as to keep the step on that side as close to normal as can.  Which I have to make myself do: I spent so many years working where you had to get things done quickly, making myself walk slowly is difficult.

Won't be as hard today.  We had a bunch of storms in the area, and between the noise and aching I slept lousy.  Not helped by Security Staff, who's been learning to sleep in the house, still gets nervous when it thunders and looks for hiding places.  Somewhat noisily at times.  So I'm moving slow.

Ah well, various things have to do today, like it or not.  Right now it's 'not'.

Behind some of the Roe screaming is a huge desire to distract from the results of Biden & Handlers:

In its latest Commodity Markets Outlook report, the World Bank projected commodity prices will remain higher for years to come. Perhaps most alarming is that the multilateral bank projects energy prices will soar 50.5 percent this year—after nearly doubling in 2021. The rise in energy prices, the Wall Street Journal reports, has been “the most significant since the early 1970s.”

Food prices, meanwhile, which rose 31 percent last year, are projected to increase 23 percent this year. Needless to say, these price increases come at considerable cost, particularly to the most vulnerable in society.

And no, most people aren't buying "It's all because of Putin!  And Biden can't really do anything about gas prices!"  They know this all started up before Putin getting froggy, and there's been enough video of Biden clowns laughing about it, and talking about 'this opportunity to get rid of fossil fuels' and such to reinforce it.

I know the left is going to cheat in the election in every way possible, but they're still in trouble.  And they know it.

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

This could be handy: a already-existing weapon with

a new guidance package to make it more efficient at taking out ships.

Anyone else wondering if this demo was partly for the benefit of the PRC, considering the Republic of China situation?

I shall say that the screamers over the possible Supremes decision

either never heard of or forgot about one thing: Even at the time Roe v Wade was passed, one helluva lot of lawyers, professors and all, said this day would come because it was a bad decision based on bad reasoning.  Therefore, sooner or later, this would happen.

Which means nothing, or course, to the screamers.

And now we get to see if it mostly remains at screaming, or if they rouse their thugs to start burning, looting, and killing again.

On the current screaming of the leftists to either impeach the Supremes-

some of them- or burn the court down with them all inside, isn't it wonderful how that's peaceful protest instead of 'insurrection', and justified?
Ran across this piece on how the courts have been getting so badly screwed up, and here's a part on this particular mess:
I know several people who have clerked for the Court. And because I am, like every journalist, utterly and shamelessly nosy, I have pressed all of them to share their personal anecdotes about the mysterious men and women in black robes. Sure, they’d share fun details about pick-up basketball, or the famously warm relationship between Scalia and RBG. Maybe, years after the fact, they’d tell a highly curated, well-rehearsed story. But the idea of breathing a word about the actual workings of the court, about a decision that had not yet been made public—that would have appalled every single one of these people, liberal and conservative alike.
I called up one of the smartest professors I know at one of the top law schools in the country, and he echoed that: “To my knowledge, it’s never happened before in the modern history of the court. It is the most serious possible breach.”

Serious, severe, shocking, he said. But in the end, not surprising. Why not? Here’s how he put it: “To me, the leak is not surprising because many of the people we’ve been graduating from schools like Yale are the kind of people who would do such a thing.”

What did he mean by that? “They think that everything is violence. And so everything is permitted.”
(bold mine)

He went on: “I’m sure this person sees themselves as a whistleblower. What they don’t understand is that, by leaking this, they violate the trust that is necessary to maintain the institution.”
Why would they?  They've been throwing fits about everything from "You can't let THEM speak here!" to "That teacher upsets us,  fire him!" for years, and getting away with it; why would they give a damn about the institution?  The heads of most universities have taught them they don't have to care, and the consequences are showing.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Monday, May 02, 2022

A drop-in trigger for a 1911

This I've not heard of before.

I like 1911s.  Only reason I don't still use mine for my carry piece is arthritis makes my thumb not want to move as I need sometimes, and that could be embarrassing.

It's raining, and I ache

I think the mowing, at least as much as I did, was a bit much, taking it a bit easy today might be a good idea.  

All the news is the usual crap pile of arrogance, stupidity, oathbreaking, and general idiocy, which I'm going to pass on commenting on right now, as I could've used a couple more hours of decent sleep and so don't give a rats ass about  most of it right now.

I have to go with what Calvin once said: growing up is just about the worst mistake you can make.

Sunday, May 01, 2022

I managed the amazing feat,

which would probably have been disapproved by the doctor, of getting the mower out and hitting a few of the high spots, putting it away, and then doing almost all of the current PT list before exhaustion set in.  And yes, I did do the ice and elevate after.

I am completely knackered.  I can't even think of anything that sounds good to eat, but I'll have to put something down.

Dammit, I hate being this worn down, but it's still progress.

I need to clear some more stuff

I've read a little before about the worries of the Mississippi changing course again,

and thanks to Wirecutter here's a good piece on it.