31 December 2005
Yes, I finally took the plunge and bought myself a brand-spankin' new Dillon XL650 to load ammo for my extremely picky (but sweet) SV .40 limited gun. Brad was nice enough to drop it off for me last week (4 large boxes worth of goodies), since there's no way all that would have fit in my car. Having only reloaded on PD's press 3-4 times under strict supervision, I was more than a little intimidated by all the stuff. I finally got the courage to open all the boxes, drag everything out and start reading the manuals.
First thing I was lacking (besides a penis) was an overhead light in the garage. After a few conversations with the boys, I was off to Lowe's to buy a light to hang. One of the suggestions was to be sure to hang it from a stud (hehe), so after gathering the light, bulbs and hook-thingies I headed for the tools and picked out a combo stud-finder and laser level (sweet, I can use that to hang pictures too!). Now comes the hard part - figuring out how the gadget works (another manual, just super), putting my stepstool up on the desk in the garage, oops - running back to the store to get a *&%$ battery, measuring where the hooks should be and trying not to fall and break my neck. Painstakingly I drive the hooks through the sheetrock into the stud (later I realized that the hooks were waaay too short to go through the sheetrock and into the stud - good thing the light doesn't weigh very much - whatever). And I had light!
Next thing was to figure out what other tools I needed to put the press together (besides a penis). Off I go to Sears (my daddy always said buy Craftsman tools) to buy a 9-piece wrench set (~$25, not bad), then it was back home to the manuals and figuring out where and how to mount this baby. About an hour of measuring and marking later, I was ready to drill holes. Needed the stepstool again because I'm too short to make sure I'm drilling straight down - at least I'm closer to the ground this time. Voila! I have 4 holes ready to go - I center up the strong mount bracket holes over the 4 holes and - crap - one is off, and needs to be drilled out some more. Eh, 3 out of 4 isn't bad for a girl. A little while later, I had my XL650 firmly mounted to the bench - yay! Somewhere in there Catfish happens to call - that's good, since I need to ask where the washer goes in the nut/bolt/washer configuration. Shut up, I'm a girl and the picture in the %$#*ing manual didn't help. After a few days and many, many phone calls to my shooting husbands later, I finally have everything together - just need to mount the dies in the toolhead (yeah, I know what I'm talking about now!), adjust everything and I'll be cranking out the advertised 1000 rounds per hour. Crap, my nice little wrench set doesn't include a 1" - back to Sears, and yep it's the same clerk that called me "sir" when I bought the wrench set - little cretin. This one wrench is $18, but I rationalize that it's big enough to double as a weapon and that makes me feel better. Whatever, I have a press to finish putting together!
A few more hours later, my reloading bench looks spectacular! I still need to adjust everything (powder, seating die, crimp, etc.) but I am well on my way to cranking out some powder-puff .40! Ooo, what's that sensation in my pants...look, it's my virtual penis getting a chubby!
30 December 2005
A pack of angry Chihuahuas attacked a police officer who was escorting a teenager home following a traffic stop, authorities said. The officer suffered minor injuries including bites to his ankle on Thursday when the five Chihuahuas escaped the 17-year-old boy's home and rushed the officer in the doorway, said Fremont detective Bill Veteran.Luckily, no shots were fired.
Meanwhile, in another part of Fremont:
Two hours earlier, a homeowner in Niles reported that an intruder broke into her home and added pornography to her computer.Those Fremont police are some brave people.
The woman said she woke up and was startled to see a stranger typing away on her computer. The intruder fled, but left behind an altered screen saver that featured images of "erotic Indian art," Veteran said.
28 December 2005
After I get back from Kalifornia tomorrow night, that is.
A couple of ground rules. They must be American citizens, born or naturalized. They must have performed some function, duty, crime, or act that distinguishes them from the pack (like Ted Kennedy). Along with the name of the person(s), please include why they (in your humble opinion) deserve inclusion in this hall of dishonor.
I'll start off.
How about Senators Sarbanes and Oxley, for their "contribution" to American industry? Mark my words - history books will point to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as one of the primary reasons for the ultimate failure of many publicly-held companies. You think the Income Tax code is ridiculous? Try maintaining SarbOx compliance in today's modern world.
From Outlaw 13:
I would say Ms. Fonda made her mark because she was the first (if I'm wrong please correct me) high profile/celebrity American citizen to go to a nation we were at war with and actively support that nation, undermine the morale of troops, and participate in the propaganda campaigns of those who wish this country ill, and virtually suffer no ill effects to her career (much less go to jail), and she continues those actions to this day. Because her actions went unpunished, future Hanoi Janes out there, who aren't rising to the same traitorous level as her get away with it...she's one of the worst because she was the first.
24 December 2005
23 December 2005
22 December 2005
Both Council members sited in the DMN story are black. I'd be willing to bet a jillion dollars that niether will be even remotely punished for their violation of the LAW. You can also bet that if they are prosecuted, it won't be because they're guilty, it'll be because they're black. Unfortunately, it's about all you can expect from Dallas politics anymore.
Council member clears outstanding liens
Dallas City Council member Maxine Thornton-Reese on Thursday paid more than $1,000 to clear up outstanding liens that should have made her ineligible for re-election in 2005. Also Online11/17/05: Liens should have made 2 council members ineligible The payment came the day after news reports about the liens, which resulted from code violations at South Dallas properties owned by Dr. Thornton-Reese and Council member Leo Chaney. Mr. Chaney, whose violations dated back to 1995, paid his fines early this month. "I went looking for it after people said it," Dr. Thornton-Reese said Thursday. "I've paid up the lien. That's all I have to say." Under the City Charter, council candidates are not eligible to take office if they owe the city money for taxes or other liabilities. Mr. Chaney and Dr. Thornton-Reese have both said they were unaware they had outstanding liens at the time of their re-election in May, and that the city made no effort to notify them. City records indicate notices about the fines were sent to both council members. City Manager Mary Suhm and City Secretary Shirley Acy said the liens did not surface during routine eligibility checks, the result of database complications. Until he paid this month, Mr. Chaney owed the city $515.15 for mowing, cleaning and interest. Dr. Thornton-Reese owed $1,063.84 for three separate clean-ups of her property in 2004. If Mr. Chaney or Dr. Thornton-Reese's campaign opponents had learned of the liens within 30 days of May's election, they could have filed an election challenge. But City Attorney Tom Perkins said the only recourse now is for the Texas attorney general or the Dallas County district attorney to initiate a "quo warranto" proceeding to remove a council member who they believe is unlawfully holding an office.
The next story is about a hate crime that will never be prosecuted. In this case, two black guys happened to rob, beat, and then drag a white guy behind his own truck. You can bet a jillion dollars that if the colors were shifted, this would be all over the news.
Sad, really, that we haven't reached the point in our society where you can call a scumbag a scumbag without regard to what color he is.
20 December 2005
"May God damn this newspaper for running the photo of the snow penis online. I am no prude, but this display was truly pathetic and you should be ashamed of yourselves. Is this why you became journalists?"Seems a bit harsh for a picture of a penis-cicle.
Arnold tells them to suck it.
Now his hometown of Graz says:
"I hope that very soon we'll hear you say, 'I'll be back,'" Nagl told the actor-turned-politician, one of Austria's most famous sons.If they were in prison, Nagl would be Ahnold's you-know-what.
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A Lebanese man serving a life sentence inGermany for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner and killing of a U.S. Navy diver has returned to Lebanon after being paroled in Germany, security and guerrilla officials said Tuesday.
Mohammed Ali Hamadi arrived in Beirut four days ago on a commercial flight from Germany, a Lebanese security official and a Hezbollah guerrilla group said. The U.S. Embassy in Beirut refused to comment on Hamadi's release or whether the United States will pursue his arrest. The slain diver's brother called the parole "absolutely disturbing."
I don't really expect much from Germany, but is it too much to ask for them to keep a terrorist who hijacked an airplane, killed a decorated Navy SEAL, and who was convicted of these acts and given a life sentence, TO KEEP HIS SORRY ASS IN PRISON?
I can only hope he will be picked up and brought back here where he can be given a first class trial followed by a first class execution, or that he dies a violent death at the hands of some of our operatives.
Once completed, the grid will let TXU check meter consumption remotely and pinpoint problems before they become major blackouts.Say what? I'm not too sure I want TXU poking around inside my business.
TXU spokesman Chris Schein said Internet access was secondary to the smart grid capabilities.
Think I'll stick with my fiber optic networking, thanks very much.
19 December 2005
18 December 2005
While producing a TV documentary on terrorism that year, I picked up disturbing evidence of how easy it would be to smuggle a weapon into the U.S. Capitol. I wanted to prove, on camera, that it could be done, so I borrowed Dale's plastic gun. Then I made an appointment to meet Senator Bob Dole in his office in the Capitol and talk to him on camera about security.This piece alone points out to anyone with ANY knowledge of Glocks that Jack Anderson was nothing more than a bald-faced liar, who twisted and distorted information to suit his agenda. This single lie did more to help gun control than virtually any other story in the last 30 years.
I took the gun apart, put the plastic pieces in my briefcase, and carried three bullets in my coat pocket. Then, with the camera crew taping me, I sailed through the Capitol metal detector and into the men's room where I reassembled the Glock. In Dole's office, as he was telling me how secure the building was, I produced the gun and handed him the bullets. He smiled sportingly, but his face was ashen.
I guess I'll have to lump myself with Richard Nixon, who had Anderson on his famous "enemies" list.
Yet look at the glowing obituary from Reuters:
Anderson is considered one of the major figures in modern investigative journalism, fearless in pursuit of a story. He won his Pulitzer for reporting on secret American policy decision-making that implied the United States leaned toward Pakistan in its 1971 war with India.I'll say this for Jack: he certainly set the benchmark for modern mainstream media. He taught them that if you say something's true in the newpapers, then it must be true, the facts be damned.
16 December 2005
15 December 2005
The Air Force is now capable of deploying and supporting 12 F-22A Raptor aircraft anywhere in the world to execute air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The Raptor is also qualified to perform homeland defense missions when required.Dear Bad Guys: come and get some.
Sherer, um, erected the statue with her boyfriend and another friend Sunday. She said she was surprised to hear some neighbors took offense.But the police had no sense of humor:
Officers found no one home. Assuming the snow sculpture was more prank than nod to Christmas' pagan roots, the police knocked it down. Beat it down with shovels, actually.I bet the gang here at the Tattler can do better.
How about "Cops Cold-Cock Snow Bone?"
There's a market for this???
14 December 2005
She's still a stupid bitch.
I'll never quite figure out how it was that she wasn't tried for treason for her little jaunt into North Vietnam in the good ole days; and I wonder how long it'll be before we see pictures of her manning a roadside IED to show her solidarity for the poor insurgents in Iraq.
Rather than for me to pontificate and offer some witty rejoinder to the Islamic state of Iran, let's see what a spokesman for the object of his scorn has to say:
Israel's foreign ministry said Ahmadinejad's comments on Wednesday showed "a warped understanding".Here's some information that Iran may want to consider: They've largely depleted their military fighting wars with Saddam's Hussein's regime over a couple of decades. Israel HAS nuclear strike capability, a viable, healthy military, and the ability, nay - the desire - to use them on any nation that would threaten their security. If it's an Islamic nation, that just makes the decision easier for them.
"The combination of extremist ideology, a warped understanding of reality and nuclear weapons is a combination that no-one in the international community can accept," said spokesman Mark Regev.
The escalation scenarios are horrifying.
Iran's got a collective big mouth, and they're gonna let it overload their collective ass, which Israel will in turn hand back to them. I fear we're perilously close to a large, smoking hole in Asia Minor.
12 December 2005
I've seen just about everything except a remorseful murderer who shotgunned a defenseless store clerk in the back (as he layed face-down on the floor) 2 times for $120, and then later bragged about the gurgling noises the man made as he died. I've not yet seen an apology from the founder of a murderous gang, who shotgunned a husband, wife, and child while robbing their motel.
"I am not the kind of person to sit around and worry about being executed," Williams told Reuters in an interview last month. "I have faith and if it doesn't go my way, it doesn't go my way."Here's the deal, Tookie: it's not going your way this time. It's going the way it should go, and you'll no longer be a threat to society. You will face the consequences for your actions. If you were really a man, you'd apologize for what you did, and then accept the penalty that society has dictated for monsters like yourself, without putting up a fight. AMF.
This is precisely why technical support from Indian resources is so bad. While this is a grammatically (mostly) accurate sentence, it's a joke. Just like offshore technical support.
Thank you, come again.
10 December 2005
09 December 2005
"At one point he said one of the women made sexual advances toward both the primary officer and the officer who was there for backup," Hebert said.Yeah. That never works.
Frontier said the women's behavior compromised the safety of the flight.Yeah - you might put an eye out.
08 December 2005
In Washington, Hurrican Katrina refugees living in the DFW area claimed that President George Bush was further manipulating the nation's weather, first hitting them with a Cat 4 hurricane in August, and then, in an attempt to further eradicate them from humanity, nailing them with a vicious ice storm.
I can also only hope that this incident does not change their ROE - they NEED to be on a hair trigger. I've got some good friends who are FAMs and they are the kind of people that would trust at my back.
They've got a sucky job defending a largely ungrateful flying public and I commend them for it.
07 December 2005
05 December 2005
Personally knowing some of the troopers that Kerry demonizes, I think he owes them an apology followed by ritual disembowelment. But that would take courage, something that Mr. (rice in the ass) Kerry doesn't have.
Instead, she has to launch into a wonderful little intrigue with the press to take credit (or not?) for not wanting to let scissors on airplanes.
Rather than come off as a confident, capable leader, she comes off as the female version of Eddy Haskle.
They have been trained to help during armed sieges and wear miniature television cameras with transmitters fitted to their heads or harnesses. It means they can search buildings and relay the information back to officers.Earlier attempts at this technology failed.
I hate The Home Depot (THD). I have several reasons why. The way they started doing business with their vendors ran a lot of good businesses, including manufacturers and their representatives, out of business. That includes the one that I worked at for eight years. That is the number one reason I hate THD. Another reason I hate them is the fact that they have the worst customer service of any department store that I have ever patronized. On any given day you can walk into a store, and they will only have one employee covering several departments. That's not a good way to do business in a DIY store. I'd say 60% of their customers are going to require some type of help during their visit to the store, and you can't hardly find anybody in a orange apron. The last time I called a local store I started timing how long it was taking to be picked up after already waiting a ridiculously long time. Four minutes past before it was picked up after I started timing. The person that picked it up immediately went into a sales pitch on storm windows they sell and install, then asked if I would be interested in more information. It took a over 12 minutes before the line was picked up by the person I was trying to reach. The time previous to that, the phone was answered by a "sold on hold" message, that I had to sit through in both Spanish and English before it was picked up by a human being. Now, I get the new THD ad, that has "Holiday Trees" in it. What the hell is a Holiday Tree? It looks like something that for my entire life has always been called a CHRISTMAS TREE. I'll bet you my house that if you grab a Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Buddhist, and an Atheist, and show them a picture of a Christmas tree and ask them what it is, they are all going to tell you it's a Christmas Tree. This is political correctness, just for the sake of being politically correct, and this should be fought by every one of us with every ounce of energy we have. Do not accept this gutless behavior! A Christmas Tree should not be offensive to people that are not Christians, and if it is they can all line up and kiss my hairy ass. It is a traditional symbol of Christmas. It always has been, and it always will be. I decided a long time ago never to spend another dollar in The Home Depot, and I never will. They are not deserving of my business. Besides the fact that they completely suck, they are gutless.
02 December 2005
30 November 2005
French surgeons have carried out the world's first face transplant, on a 38-year-old French woman.Now they need to work on spinal transplants. The market is wide open over there.
29 November 2005
Nice rant, Dick. We pretty much park our car in the same garage.
28 November 2005
27 November 2005
26 November 2005
'These are ideal weapons of terrorist attack. Very dangerous elements gravitate toward these weapons.'Stupidity of this degree makes my brain hurt. Once again, the Brady Bunch's band of braying jackasses are after the .50 rifle. Nevermind that not one single terrorist act, not a single CRIME, even, has been committed with a .50 caliber rifle - let's scream "FIRE!" in a crowded movie theater over a nonexistent threat. I really hate these people who simply want your guns, and will use ANY tactic to get what they want. Be smart, people - don't listen to their propaganda. Think for yourselves.
This is my Rock River AR-15 that I bought just about a year ago. Catfish and Pimp Daddy took me shopping at the big Market Hall gun show and helped me pick it out. I got to shoot it today in a side match with JR and several other buddies from the D/FW area, and I had a blast! Unfortunately there aren't many places in this area that let you run around with a rifle, so we don't get to shoot them very often - I had forgotten how much fun it is. Unlike everyone else, I bought my AR just like it's pictured - no mods were needed, it's perfect just the way it is. Short barrel, 6-position stock, sweet trigger and other basics came stock out of the box. And I didn't even break a nail shooting it today...
It's a continuing trend our pals in the media have followed since Vietnam - they refuse to acknowledge the bravery of our troops for fear of losing their perceived "objectivity" - and the only deeds they record are those of POW's and noncombatants that won't lead any credence to a war they despise.
If you've got a few hours, take a look to read over these stories of courage and valor.
And then ask yourself why all we hear from the MSM are stories of prisoner abuse and flushed Korans.
25 November 2005
Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations - Yahoo! News
"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
Shiny side out pal, shiny side out.
I'm sure there's no bias involved.
24 November 2005
Nov 24, 2005 by Ann Coulter
In the Iraq war so far, the U.S. military has deposed a dictator who had already used weapons of mass destruction and would have used them again. As we now know, Saddam Hussein was working with al-Qaida and was trying to acquire long-range missiles from North Korea and enriched uranium from Niger.
Saddam is on trial. His psychopath sons are dead. We've captured or killed scores of foreign terrorists in Baghdad. Rape rooms and torture chambers are back in R. Kelly's Miami Beach mansion where they belong.
The Iraqi people have voted in two free, democratic elections this year. In a rash and unconsidered move, they even gave women the right to vote.
Iraqis have ratified a constitution and will vote for a National Assembly next month. The long-suffering Kurds are free and no longer require 24x7 protection by U.S. fighter jets.
Libya's Moammar Gadhafi has voluntarily dismantled his weapons of mass destruction, Syria has withdrawn from Lebanon, and the Palestinians are holding elections.
(Last but certainly not least, the Marsh Arabs' wetlands ecosystem in central Iraq that Saddam drained is being restored, so even the Democrats' war goals in Iraq are being met.)
The American military has accomplished all this with just over 2,000 deaths. These deaths are especially painful because they fall on our greatest Americans. Still, look at what the military has done and compare the cost to 600,000 deaths in the Civil War, 400,000 deaths in World War II and 60,000 deaths in Vietnam (before Walter Cronkite finally threw in the towel and declared victory for North Vietnam).
What is known as a "hawk" in today's Democratic Party looks at what our military has accomplished and – during the war, while our troops are in harm's way – demands that we withdraw our troops.
In an upbeat speech now being aired repeatedly on al-Jazeera, last week Rep. John Murtha said U.S. troops "cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring them home." Claiming the war is "a flawed policy wrapped in illusion," Murtha said the "American public is way ahead of us."
Fed up with being endlessly told "the American people" have turned against the war in Iraq, Republicans asked the Democrats to show what they had in their hand and vote on a resolution to withdraw the troops.
By a vote of 403-3, the House of Representatives wasn't willing to bet that "the American people" want to pull out of Iraq. (This vote also marked the first time in recent history that the Democrats did not respond to getting their butts kicked by demanding a recount.)
The vote is all the more shocking because of what it says about the Democrats' motives in attacking the war – as well as alerting us to three members of Congress we really need to keep an eye on.
It is simply a fact that Democrats like Murtha are encouraging the Iraqi insurgents when they say the war is going badly and it's time to bring the troops home. Whether or not there is any merit to the idea, calling for a troop withdrawal – or "redeployment," as liberals pointlessly distinguish – will delay our inevitable victory and cost more American lives.
Anti-war protests in the United States during the Vietnam War were a major source of moral support to the enemy. We know that not only from plain common sense, but from the statements of former North Vietnamese military leaders who evidently didn't get the memo telling them not to say so. In an Aug. 3, 1995, interview in the Wall Street Journal, Bui Tin, a former colonel in the North Vietnamese army, called the American peace movement "essential" to the North Vietnamese victory.
"Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American anti-war movement," he said. "Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses."
What are we to make of the fact that – as we now know – the Democrats don't even want to withdraw troops from Iraq? By their own account, there is no merit to their demands. Before the vote, Democrats could at least defend themselves from sedition by pleading stupidity. Now we know they don't believe what they are saying about the war. (Thanks to that vote, the Islamo-fascists know it, too.)
The Democrats are giving aid and comfort to the enemy for no purpose other than giving aid and comfort to the enemy. There is no plausible explanation for the Democrats' behavior other than that they long to see U.S. troops shot, humiliated, and driven from the field of battle.
They fill the airwaves with treason, but when called to vote on withdrawing troops, disavow their own public statements. These people are not only traitors, they are gutless traitors.
While we are at it, I thought I'd whip mine out. It's a Bushmaster A2, like JR's. It has the sweetest trigger I have ever felt on any firearm, a JP adjustable. It has a JP Bennie Cooley Compensator that reduces the already low recoil to damn near non existent. I have a halo sight that co-witnesses with the iron sights. The iron sights are tritium night sights, but just in case I need some illumination, I have my M3 Tactical Light mounted on the fore grip. It's the same light I carry every day that can mount to my carry gun, a Glock 23. It also has an Ergo grip, vertical foregrip and a collapsible stock. Unlike Catfish, I have no problem getting a cheek weld on the collapsible stock. To each his own. There are a lot of REALLY cool and very expensive rifles out now days, but this is mine, it's totally bad ass, and I love the look on the liberal sister's face every time I open the gun safe and she sees it sitting in there.
Maybe The Girl, Brad and Dan would like to share?
This is ludicrous. Would we have shed any tears over bombing Tokyo Rose back in the big one? I think not. The fact is that Aljazeera is a mouthpiece for islmaists and as such should be shut down. Period, end of story.
"Dozens of al-Jazeera staff at the HQ are not, as many believe, Islamic fanatics. Instead, most are respected and highly trained technicians and journalists."
Ummm, no. If you're working for an organization that supports terror, guess what? That makes you a target.
I heard some talking heads on the radio discussing this problem in the context of violating Aljazeera's first ammendment rights, but again, that's just stupid. The US Constitution only applies to Americans, dumb ass!
Any American helping Aljazeera or the terrorists should be considered an enemy combatant and treated accordingly - that is - taken out in the back yard and hung from the nearest tree.
Let's talk about the current configuration, and detail what I want Santa to read about. I love the collapsible stock. There's so little recoil on the AR, that I'm not so worried about the cheek-weld, as long as I have my red dot on the target. I'd like to have a contoured pistol grip. I need a 1/4- or 1/2-inch riser on the flattop, though, because the red dot on the sight is square in the middle of the front sight post. I need a flip-up rear sight, and I think I might replace the front sight gas block assembly with a flip-up front sight. That configuration would make the whole red-dot/holo/whatever setup much easier to work with. I think the vertical foregrip is something I'd like to try, too. I also need some sort of light system. Finally, because of the new stock, my sling doesn't fit anymore, and I need a new one.
I like the AR a lot, and take very good care of it, in spite of not shooting it nearly enough. Incidentally, I'll be using it in a side match this weekend, so I'll try to get some action pics. I like the low recoil and excellent accuracy of the AR, and the VERY wide availability of parts and accessories, as well as milspec parts that interchange perfectly. Ammo prices have gone up since last year, and that sucks a little. I'm going to try some of the new Wolf .223 (no more icky lacquered cases) this weekend, and I'll report back on that, too.
Cube, here's my carbine:
It's an AR-15 carbine, with some extra bells and whistles which we will detail momentarily. I like the carbine length because it's easier to carry and point than a full size AR. It also fits in the back of my car easier...
Now for those details:
I very much like the vertical fore grip. Makes the weapon easy to control and manuever during those twisty COF that you're likely to run into at a match.
I like a full length stock, in this case, an A1 version which is slightly shorter than the current A2 versions. Collapsable stocks look sexy, but I can't get a good cheek weld on one and as a result I shoot worse. It's not about recoil control, it's about being able to see the sights!
I also like having a flat top upper. You can customize (the best part of owning an AR) to your taste. Here you can see I have an EOTech Halo sight mounted in front of a standard aperture. If for some reason the EOTech breaks, or runs out of batteries, I can always rely on using the standard sights. The EOTech takes AA batteries, so if I'm out of town at a match and the batteries go down, I should be able to find a new set quickly.
Now, all that being said - AR's are fun, and I enjoy shooting mine very much. But you just can't beat the simplicity of an AK like this:
So, to me, the choice is - do you want the ability to customize, or do you want something that's simpler, but generally more reliable? I own both, shoot both, and enjoy both. However, if someone asked me the old "if you're stranded on a desert island, what would you take" question, I'd go with the AK.
23 November 2005
It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the LORD. We know that by His divine law, nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to, feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.
--Abraham Lincoln - October 3, 1863
Holy crap. What a bunch of whiny, wheedling pansies. First the author, then all the sycophantic lick-spittles chiming in with how horrible European-Americans are for displacing Native Americans. Indigenous peoples all over the planet have been supplanted by technologically superior civilizations, particularly in geographically desirable locations for millenia. I'm not saying it's right or taking a morally superior position - that's just the way it has been throughout human history. Spaniards came to Central America, and brought horses, guns, and smallpox. They brought home gold and syphilis. Guess who emerged as the dominant society? Right, wrong, moral, immoral, or just simple social darwinism? This is the way civilization has advanced throughout history, and people study it in such disciplines as anthropology, sociology, and history. Heck, you can even play simulation video games that are object lessons on the topic. That's just the way it was. Now I'm supposed to feel bad about it, and teach my children how horrible the white man is?
"White supremacist holiday?"
Simply put: Thanksgiving is the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men we hold up as our heroic founding fathers.Speaking as a minority (I'm a white guy in Texas), you might want to take a look around. There will soon come a day when the inhabitants of this country will study their history, and marvel that the population of the USA was mostly white. Am I concerned about that? Not one bit - that's just the way it is. The author of this article is, of course, a professor at UT (Beijing on the Colorado), where he apparently teaches white kids to hate themselves and their heritage.
One of the replies to this article cracked me up, and pretty much sums up my sentiment, too:
How could you continue to live in such a country?
If I believed as you do, I would have emmigrated. Any chance I could convince you to do so? Are you compelled to stay in a country founded by people you accuse of genocide? By staying and enjoying the benefits of their genocide are you not an accomplice after the fact? I know you don't believe what you claim. If you were sincere, you would give any land you own to the descendants of native Americans and move away. The only atonement I commemorate is the solemn atonement of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world. This Thanksgiving, I will be shooting my assault weapons, enjoying a delicious meal, visiting my loved-ones, and saying prayers of thanks to my Father in heaven for the blessings of liberty.
May the Lord bless and keep you...far away from me.
22 November 2005
And yes, the dogs will be sleeping outside tonight.
Chickens and turkeys should be covered by the same law as cows, pigs and other animals when they are slaughtered, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit filed Monday against the Agriculture Department.Sounds like the birds should get a class-action suit organized.
Anyhoo, after reading this article, I think I'll serve brisket for Thanksgiving.
Studies show that birds defecate and inhale when they are stunned, contaminating the water of the stun bath as well as birds themselves, the Humane Society argued.I mean, who doesn't?
21 November 2005
Scroll down Michelle's site and check out the post titled "WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS LEARNING ABOUT ISLAM?"
Bring your barf bag.
And, surprise surprise, the bullshit was upheld by the morons in the 9th US Circus Court of Appeals.
Where's the ACLU I wonder?
For those too lazy to check the link:
"A Contra Costa County school was educating seventh-graders about Islam, not indoctrinating them, in role-playing sessions in which students used Muslim names and recited language from prayers, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit by two Christian students and their parents, who accused the Byron Union School District of unconstitutionally endorsing a religious practice....
During the history course at Excelsior School in the fall of 2001, the teacher, using an instructional guide, told the students they would adopt roles as Muslims for three weeks to help them learn what Muslims believe.
She encouraged them to use Muslim names, recited prayers in class and made them give up something for a day, such as television or candy, to simulate fasting during Ramadan. The final exam asked students for a critique of elements of Muslim culture....
Edward White of the Thomas More Center, the attorney in the case for the two children and their parents, said he will ask the full appeals court for a rehearing. He said the panel failed to address his argument that the district violated parents' rights.
"What happened in this classroom was clearly an endorsement of religion and indoctrination of children in the Islamic religion, which would never have stood if it were a class on Christianity or Judaism,'' White said."
So I wonder what would happen (as would others) if someone went into a mosque and asked the muslim kids to practice being Christians for a few weeks.
Good old Chris Matthews with the quote of the day:
"If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil -- they just have a different perspective."
I find this interesting in that the MSM and their over the top PC'ness is probably the single biggest problem in "figuring out the other side". Recall the recent riots in France where no one in the MSM would admit that it was muslim youth causing the problem? Hell, MSNBC even went so far as to say the riots really weren't all that bad compared to the LA riots because no one had been killed yet!
Recall that apparently no one in the media can find a "radical" muslim, but "moderate" muslims can be found under every rock:
"A moderate Muslim who lived in New York from 1971 to 1986 and owns a garment import business with a Jewish partner, Saifullah acknowledged doing business with men since identified as al-Qaida plotters but said he thought they were ordinary Pakistanis."
And this jackass found Osama to be a nice fella.
Here's a news flash for you Mr. Matthews: The other side IS evil. We, by no means are perfect, but we're a damn sight better than those people that you claim just have a "different perspective."
20 November 2005
Thumbs up to the SAS! Fantastic work, fellas.
"I never wrote anything more than a note to excuse my kids from school before Casey was killed, so to see something I wrote in print with my name on it is amazing," Sheehan told The Associated Press by phone from her home in Berkeley, Calif.Man, that's a shocker. Such an eloquent woman, too. Here's a couple of gems from Mother Cynthia:
We are waging a nuclear war in Iraq right now. That country is contaminated. It will be contaminated for practically eternity now.And this one
And I know I don't look like I'm outraged, I'm always so calm and everything, that's because if I started hitting something, I wouldn't stop til it was dead.Who can forget
What can we do to get him out of power? And I'm gonna say the “I” word. Impeach. And we have to have everybody impeached that lied to the American public, and that's the executive branch, and any people in congress, and we gotta go all the way down and we might have to go all the way down to the person who picks up the dogshit in WashingtonRemember this?
"You tell me the truth. You tell me that my son died for oil. You tell me that my son died to make your friends rich. You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East. You tell me that, you don't tell me my son died for freedom and democracy...You get America out of Iraq, you get Israel out of Palestine"But wait, there's more!
"We’re not letting them intimidate us. If we get killed out here, know that the Secret Service killed us."Cindy, this is a personal note from me to you:
19 November 2005
If a United States newspaper were to run an add explaining the nuclear (peaceful of course) ambitions of Iran, that newspaper would be the:
A. Washington Times
B. New York Times
C. Houston Chronicle
And the answer is......
Well, it's kind of a trick question considering that both the Chronicle and the Old Gray Lady are both big time moronic papers. But go ahead and read the article to find out.
And the question of the day is:
If your country is sitting on one of the largest oil deposits in the world, you need nuclear power why? Or maybe it's because of the nuclear bombs you're working on?
"As of Nov. 16, the weapons cache consisted of 150,000 7.62 rounds of ammunition, 600 propellant charges, 500 blasting caps, 400 artillery fuses, 150 hand grenades, 150 120-millimeter rounds, 125 rockets, 100 primer charges, 85 82-millimeter mortar rounds, 68 60-millimeter rounds, 50 plastic grenades, 35 anti-tank mines, 13 20-millimeter rockets, 12 RPG launchers, multiple barrels and bags of small-arms ammunition, seven unknown type of missiles, seven rolls of copper wire, three 60-millimeter mortar systems, three 55-gallon drums of fertilizer, three rolls of detonation cord, two 82-millimeter mortar tubes with bases, and one 82-millimeter mortar system."
That is a boatload of munitions and potential IEDs.
The best part of the story is that they were acting on a tip from a local resident. Winning hearts and minds indeed.
Anyone else think it's time to get out of the UN? Or should I say, has been for a looooong time?
The Attention Grab
The Belly Slap
Long Time Standing
The Cold Cell
Of these, water boarding sounds the "scariest", but hey, where's the bamboo under the fingernails, the pulling off of your fingernails, the broken bones, the cutting, the brutality, the hacking off of your head with a dull knife, the execution of captured prisoners? Oh yes, I forgot - that's what has been done to AMERICAN prisoners in the last few wars we've fought.
I think that what you're seeing is a continuation of the battle between the weenies in the CIA and the White House - and the CIA is coming out looking like a total bunch of pansies.
"Our troops have become the enemy. We need to change direction in Iraq," said Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a Democratic hawk whose call a day earlier for pulling out troops sparked a nasty, personal debate over the war.After listening to the Democrats politicize the war and show their lack of support for the troops and what they are fighting for by calling for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, the Republicans tell them to put their money where their mouth is and vote on it. Democrats respond by saying "Oh, never mind".
The House voted 403-3 to reject a nonbinding resolution...Like most Democrats, Murtha voted against the measure.
18 November 2005
The speaker on the tape, identified as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, also said the group's suicide bombers did not intend to bomb a Jordanian wedding party at an Amman hotel last week, killing about 30 people.I guess he thought he should make the statement (not an apology) since Jordanians were protesting him and the murders.
Earlier Friday, thousands of flag-waving Jordanians thronged downtown Amman in the "March of the Nation," a noisy, emphatic demonstration against the hotel attacks.Al-Zarqawi also went on to say al Qaida in Iraq is not targeting fellow Muslims.
"Cease, cease, al-Zarqawi, you are a villain!" the throng chanted. "Cease, Cease, you terrorist, you are a coward!"
"I came specifically to say to those terrorists and al-Zarqawi that we are all united against them. We do not want them on our land," said Ghazi al-Hajjaj, 43, who traveled from Tafila, 115 miles south of Amman, to attend the rally.
"We want to assure you that ... you are more beloved to us than ourselves," he said.This statement is released the same day that they bomb 2 mosques in Iraq killing 74 worshipers. It's about time we see some outrage over there.
Who would you dine with, and what would you have for dinner?
You're gay if you don't play!
In his blog, http://mishasulpovar.blogspot.com/, Sulpovar described his experiment as such: 'I go out to a populated, neutral, public place with an unzipped fly and what appears to be scrotum-like flesh hanging out. I would walk around seemingly unaware of this detail and note peoples' reactions.'Big D, you know anything about this?
The guy certainly has flair:
Lieutenant Stephen Spear of the Webster Groves Police Department (WGPD) said the police were called to Webster after a report of indecent exposure. Spear wouldn't confirm the suspect's name, but said the suspect approached a table at the career fair with genitalia exposed through a pant zipper. After inquiring if there were any job openings with the company, Spear said the suspect then colored on his genitals with a highlighter from the company's table.
17 November 2005
In the sharpest White House attack yet on critics of the Iraq war, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Wednesday accusations that the Bush administration manipulated intelligence to justify the war were a "dishonest and reprehensible" political ploy.Cheney called Democrats "opportunists" who were peddling "cynical and pernicious falsehoods" to gain political advantage while U.S. soldiers died in Iraq.Good job, Mr. Cheney. Please keep it up.
Recently discovered Iraqi documents now being translated by U.S. intelligence analysts indicate that Saddam Hussein's government made extensive plans to hide Iraq's weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invasion in March 2003 - and had deep ties to al Qaida before the 9/11 attacks. The explosive evidence was discovered among "millions of pages of documents" unearthed by the Iraq Survey Group weapons search team, reports the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes.Check it out. This lists the titles of documents that were found in Iraq that have to do with the development, funding, and hiding WMD, as well as a connection to al Qaida and the Taliban. Of course, the Bush haters out there will ignore this. They never let the truth get in the way of their arguments.
16 November 2005
RODNEY DANE HIGGINBOTHAMThe moral of the story is don't squeeze cheese on your wife.
• DATE OF BIRTH: July 29, 1965
• DESCRIPTION: 6 feet 1 inch, 165 pounds, brown hair and hazel eyes
• WANTED BY: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
• CHARGES: Third-offense criminal domestic violence
• LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 232 Stagecoach Road, Gaston
• ALLEGED CRIME: Police said Higginbotham argued with his wife because she had not cooked anything. When she began cooking, he started making spaghetti while eating crackers and squeeze cheese. They argued, and he squeezed cheese on the kitchen floor. She squeezed the cheese on his truck, and he squeezed the cheese in her hair before fleeing in his truck. His wife said she washed her hair before the officer arrived to take her complaint.
Disagreements over control of the internet had threatened to overshadow the summit, with countries such as China and Iran pushing for an international body under UN auspices to oversee the net.Gee, what could possibly go wrong? The only thing worse would be if the Internets fell under Belgian control.
15 November 2005
I have one word for the Eagles fans. Scoreboard. The Cowboys dominate the series. Dallas leads the series 53-40. Dallas has faced no team more than Philadelphia and has defeated the Eagles more times (53) than all but two teams (Arizona, 55, and Washington, 54). The Cowboys won 11 consecutive games over the Eagles from 1967-1972, marking the second-longest win streak over one opponent in club history. The Cowboys have had 8 appearances in the Super Bowl and won 5 of them.
You people absolutley suck and I hope your team never wins another game.
14 November 2005
13 November 2005
While visiting the In-Laws out in East Texas this weekend, we went to the Bradford Volunteer Fire Department's benifit BBQ. They were serving all you can eat BBQ for $7 a person, holding an auction of donated items, and they were raffling a Winchester 94 Ranger rifle. The 94 happened to be the same model as my very first rifle. From the long list of guns that I have bought and sold over the years I regret selling only two. The 94 and my first pistol, a Smith and Wesson 686. It took me all of about a second to get my wallet out and purchase 6 tickets for $5. Later, I was standing outside the roll up door looking at the VFD's new fire truck with my 5 year old when I hear my name called over the loud speaker, followed by a very loud "WOO HOO" from my better half who was inside. This is the second gun I have won this year. The first one was a CZ 75 I won at the Arkansas Sectional USPSA match. Nothing beats winning a gun.
12 November 2005
After about 2 1/2 hours of smoking, I decided to take a break, and relaxed a bit. A short while later, my neighbor (who had been out painting), rang my doorbell, and with the phone in his ear to 911 yelled, "you got a fire."
I didn't know I could move so fast. At the base of the deck, there were some leaves that had ignited, and involved several square feet of my deck. I grabbed the fire extinguisher, pulled the pin, turned it upside down, and...watched it fart some white dust. Super.
Plan B - garden hose. That works wonders, thanks very much. About that time, the fire engine arrived, and pulled all the way around back. Pretty mortifying, to say the least.
Both the fire department and the police department tried to claim the briskets for evidence.
Thanks to my great neighbor, all is well. The response from the FD was impressive. No more than 4 minutes could have elapsed.
Thanks, everyone. Glad to know we're watching out for each other.
11 November 2005
"The stakes in the global war on terror are too high and the nationalFINALLY the President goes on the offensive against the Democrats who are trying to revise history. As far back as the Clinton administration, the Dems were saying Hussein was a threat. In this day and age where the uninformed form their opinions from a sound bite they hear on the news, the President should be out there every day reminding people why we went to war and that Democrats supported the decision. Even Chuck Schumer, one of the Presidents harshest critics saw the intelligence reports and supported the removal of Hussein.
interest is too important for politicians to throw out false charges," the president said in his combative Veterans Day speech.Defending the march to war, Bush said that foreign intelligence services and Democrats and Republicans alike were convinced at the time that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction."Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and mislead the American people about why we went to war," Bush said.He said those critics have made those allegations although they know that a Senate investigation "found no evidence" of political pressure to change the intelligence community's assessments related to Saddam's weapons program.
"We will never back down. We will never give in. We will never accept anything less than complete victory," he said Friday.Thank God for this man's resolve. The terrorists will never go away. They are bent on our destruction and we should be just as determined to kill every last one of them as they are determined to kill us.
Read the entire speech .
10 November 2005
09 November 2005
Exxon/Mobil earned $10 BILLION dollars, IN THE THIRD QUARTER! In the third quarter alone, they have raped the public to the tune of $10 Billion. Every time you go to the pump think about how much money is being ripped off by the oil companies. They are currently earning more than the entire GNP of many countries, and they are looking at all of us and saying, tough!
We are being led to believe that a 24 cent per gallon increase in 24 hours was a good thing. That somehow magically that prevented the country from running out of gas. Say what? Did the extra 24 cents per gallon prevent anyone from doing anything other than pay more at the pump?
This is not a Republican or Democrat thing. This is a consumer thing. As comsumers we need to get mad enough to care about what is going on. We need to start to hit back a little. We need to let the big oil companies we won't put up with this anymore. No one is saying don't make a profit. No one wants to say how much you can make. But not at the cost of gouging it's customers. That's why we have anti-price gouging laws. Try raising the price of plywood by 1000% during a hurricane and see what happens. Why is this being allowed with gas?
The big oil companies are estimating to earn 96 BILLION dollars this year. They could give every man, woman and child in this country $100 and still earn over $70 BILLION!!! How much is too much?
What if every consumer stopped buying Exxon/Mobil products? Not one of these hoaky don't buy any gas on Tuesday schemes, but just everyone made an effort to stop purchasing Exxon/Mobil products. There are usually other gas stations nearby, use one of those instead of Exxon. Profits would fall, and the execs would be screaming for some kind of government intervention.
These companies are scum. They deserve to be hung on Monday Night Football at halftime. With play by play from John Madden. But maybe that's just me...
08 November 2005
Texas voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban onFirst off, this is not a ban on gay marriage. Texas will only recognize marriages between one man and one woman, the way it should be. Texas will also not recognize or be made to recognize the marriage of a gay couple that got married in a state that does recognize it as legal. If a gay couple wants to go to their gay church and get married, they can. Gays had argued that their "spouses" are not given the same authority to make decisions in emergency hospital situations. They also argue they should be able to add their "spouse" on their health insurance. The first argument can be solved easily by writing up a will. Being able to add a spouse on your health insurance mainly benefits a married couple where one of the parents stays home and raises the kids. The last time I checked, there are not a lot of gay couples that have this problem. I'm also guessing that in most cases both will have a job and could get their own insurance.
same-sex marriage, making their state the 19th to take that step. The contest in Texas was lopsided — the ban was receiving support from about 76 percent of voters with nearly two-thirds of precincts reporting. Like every other state except Massachusetts, Texas didn't permit same-sex marriages previously, but the constitutional amendment was touted as an extra guard against future court rulings.
Gay-rights leaders were dismayed by the lopsided returns, but vowed to continue a state-by-state battle for recognition of same-sex unions.Were they really dismayed? We may be tolerant, but our tolerance has it's limits. What ever you want to do in your own bedroom is fine with me, but attempts to normalize homosexuality or to do away with the sanctity of marriage will not stand.
Click here for the streaming video. About 3MB, 18 seconds long - not dial-up friendly.
07 November 2005
But it's an "officer-involved shooting."
Looks like even after SWAT shot him in the shoulder, he picked up the shotgun and tried to off himself. He missed, but looks like he'll be eating through a straw for a while.
06 November 2005
It is almost enjoyable to sit back and watch the oh so smug French fester in a problem of their own making. I find it rather entertaining that the Frogs, in their holier than thou manner, stayed out of Iraq and the war on terror and still manage to have problems with the 10% of their country who happens to be muslim.
What is truly alarming to me is the manner in which the media outlets are reporting this. Or should I say NOT reporting this. In perusing the rag otherwise known as the Dallas Morning News, there are 2 stories concerning the rioting. Both are under the fold - first on page 1, and then again on page 26. Both also happen to be under less than flattering stories about the President's trip to South America. Both stories fail to mention until well within the body of their story that it's muslim punks causing the problem. Instead, and the trend throughout the rest of the MSM is that immigrants are unhappy with their treatment, as in this AP story:
"Chirac said France was determined to promote "respect for all, justice and equal opportunities." Violence has been concentrated in poor suburbs with large immigrant populations."
Yes, the muslim thugs who are causing the problems are surely showing respect, eh?
And what are the brave French doing to combat the poor misunderstood muslim hoods? Why, they're doing exactly what you would expect ze French to do. They're taking pictures!
"Seven police helicopters fitted with powerful lights and cameras flew over Paris and some of the other cities in an effort to pursue and identify the youths, who have taken to setting fires then racing away, often on scooters."
The muslim punks state that they're upset because they're not being shown any respect. Interior Minister Sarkozy reportedly called the poor little wogs thugs and scum and hurt their little feelings. So in response, they go on a rampage, burning everything in site.
However, MSNBC takes the cake in their reporting. It's not so bad they say. After all, if you were to go back to the LA riots in the wake of the Rodney King beating, 50 people were killed. To date, no one is dead in France yet, so it's just a bunch of poor misunderstood kids who are expressing themselves. MSNBC denounces Sarkozy's comments, finding his words are to blame for apparently thousands of muslim thugs acting like the punk ass scumbags they are.
I can only hope that something like this would not happen in the United States. However, the muslim punks around the world, including our own version of the little scumbags here in the states, cannot be anything but emboldened by the lack of action by the French government and the lack of any sort of denouncement in the world wide media.
Until the world starts treating these scumbags like the punks they are, this is going to be a recurring theme. I mean, really, what would it take for the muslim thugs in Detroit - home to the largest islamic population in the US - to go on a little rampage like this?
As for France, I'm sure Charlemagne is rolling in his grave.
Outside of the Marines, almost no one has seriously questioned whether Massey, a 12-year veteran who was honorably discharged, was telling the truth.I wouldn't give you a nickel for this poor dumb bastard's future. He's in for a world of hurt.
Each of his claims is either demonstrably false or exaggerated - according to his fellow Marines, Massey's own admissions, and the five journalists who were embedded with Massey's unit, including a reporter and photographer from the Post-Dispatch and reporters from The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal.
04 November 2005
A Dutch designer has created a wall of fake breasts to help male
shoppers buy bras that fit their wives or girlfriends.
"When trying to buy a sexy bra for their wife or girlfriend, usually they
point to other women in the shop or, when asked about size, they say a
The Great Wall of Hooters. Awesome.
03 November 2005
Wish I could go!!! :(
Well, as of this afternoon, JR has a new pet. At the present time, the animal is named Sugar. That sucks, but a 14-year-old girl (The Princess) got to pick it. We'll see if it sticks. Right now, Sugar is yelping like a caged animal in her...um...cage. I'm crate-training her, and that's a little disconcerting for the pup. She's part shepherd, part something else - not really sure what. Maybe Siberian, based on some markings, her eyes, and tail. Guess we'll know in a couple months.
Rescued from the local animal shelter. Pretty cute dog.
Investigators tell Eyewitness News the woman was upset at the man for not bringing home charcoal for the grill. The argument reportedly escalated to the point where the pair allegedly poured lighter fluid on each other.Obviously a crime of passion, ignited by the flames of love.
But Evangelina Gonzalez apparently pressed her luck with nearly 3,000 violations since February 2004. Gonzalez, 41, owes a record $76,039, which includes a $25 administrative fee per violation, The Dallas Morning News reported in Wednesday editions.If she'd just paid the tolls, it would've only been about $1800. In another bit of shocking information:
Gonzalez could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday by The Associated Press. No phone listing for her could be found.
02 November 2005
People are criticizing a plan that they say should've been implemented FIVE years ago, for a problem that does not yet exist today. More people have died from snake bites, alligator attacks, and frickin' sharks (no laser beams on their heads) than from bird flu (62 - count 'em - 62 people have died from bird flu). Where's the plan for eliminating reptiles and scary fish? And where are the critics of that plan? For that matter, shouldn't we have a plan for open containers of water, tall buildings, and mosquito bites? How do you get the bird flu?
People can catch it when handling or, especially, slaughtering fowl. It does not appear to be passed in cooked meat or eggs.No, Catfish - choking your chicken will not get you sick. You'll go blind, though.
The IN DA CLUB star believes human intervention could not have prevented the effects of the hurricane, which killed over a thousand people in the US gulf states in August (05), and sees no point in reprimanding the President for something which was beyond his control.Ya know, every once in a while somebody I would never expect, comes out and surprises me. After hearing some of the black leadership, whose goal is to cause as much racial division as possible, bash Bush for everything from causing the hurricane to blowing up the levees, it's refreshing to hear somebody not politicize the disaster.
31 October 2005
6. Do not play in two halves. Rather, play in one half or three halves in order to completely differentiate yourselves from the heretics, the corrupted and the disobedient.I don't know about you, but 3 halves of soccer is more than I can take.
Here's the gist of this fatwa: Don't do things like the West (or Israel), particularly the evil Americans. Instead do something stupid and illogical, rather than be like them.
This is the ideology that they would foist upon you and I. As for me, I'll remain an infidel, thanks very much.
30 October 2005
Perhaps his Highness hasn't noticed, but we're not allowed to profile young Arab men. If anyone so much as raises their voice to state the islamists want us all dead, with our heads hacked off as the good prophet tells them, then the CAIR raises a holy stink and the person unfortunate enough to have told the truth is out of a job. Perhaps the Highness if referring to the massive firestorm raised by the abomination of the insane memorial to the Flight 93 victims?
Quoth the Prince:
The Prince of Wales will try to persuade George W Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11.Really? I wonder if the tolerance (spit) of Islam in England helped them to avoid a recent nasty bombing in their subway system? Hmmmmm?
Or, perhaps it is their tolerance (spit) that allows such love, peace, and harmony as this: "In January The Times revealed that Bakri Mohammad used the same network to declare Britain a “land of war” and encourage his followers to join al-Qaeda."
The good Prince also reportedly had this to say:
I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational....I wonder if he notices little things like this:
Shouting "Death to Israel, death to the Zionists", the protesters dragged Israeli flags along the ground and set them on fire.Or this:
An Islamic terror cell has smuggled two surface-to-air missiles into Europe in a plot to shoot down planes at one of France's main airports, it was claimed yesterday.Surely shooting down civilian jetliners can't be considered confrontational?
In an earlier speech, the Crown Prince spewed this tripe, urging "the West to overcome its "unthinkable prejudices" about Islam and its customs and laws."
You know what, Charlie? When the Islamists decide that it's not acceptable to kill innocent and defensless hostages; that it's not acceptable to blow up innocent people in a crowded subway - people who's only crime was to not be a muslim; that it's not acceptable to destroy a crowded school, filled with innocent children then maybe I can get over my unthinkable prejudices. Until that time, mind your own stinking business.
29 October 2005
Liberals are governed by sound bites - "Bush lied, kids died". Conservatives are governed by reason, logic, and fact. It's so much easier to repeat the mantra than it is to learn - which takes time.
This long article is well worth the read in the ongoing debate between the Bush White House, the media, and the CIA.
The new FBI crime numbers show that the only casualty from sunsetting the ban has been gun-controllers' credibility. Letting the law expire has at best only showed its uselessness. The real question is how much longer can the media take such hysteria seriously when it is so at odds with the facts.Sarah Brady and Chucky Schumer have had to eat their own hysterical words from last year, when they predicted blood in the streets, children armed with Uzis and AKs, and terrorists running amok with our own weapons.
I just checked, and the sky is still not falling.
28 October 2005
Although many compared the smell to maple syrup, others said it reminded them of vanilla coffee or freshly-baked cake. All seemed to agree that it was a welcome change from the usual city smells.This is news? I guess if you live near a feed lot long enough, anything different smells like heaven.
"It's like maple syrup. With Eggos (waffles). Or pancakes," Arturo Padilla told The Times as he walked in Lower Manhattan. "It's pleasant."
Did I mention I made chili tonight? Smells great today...