18 February 2005

Advocates Call on NY to Pass Tougher Assault Weapons Ban

Join Together is really starting to piss me off. These wankers use their website and a number of tactics taken by the Brady Bunch to spout their nonsensical hatred of guns. They're all upset over the shooting in the mall in NY, where the shooter injured two people.
Reports stated that the weapon used was a Hesse Model 47 (a copy cat version of the banned AK-47 assault weapon). In addition, the shooter was able to squeeze off approximately 60 rounds and may have reloaded one time.
60 rounds and only 2 injuries? Nice shooting, Tex. Of course, the Hesse is a POS rip-off of the AK, and I'm surprised it even fired that many rounds. But I digress.

Note the rational discourse in this "press release:"
The gun industry continues to profit from sales of guns made only to kill as many people as quickly as possible by making minor cosmetic changes to banned assault guns to produce "copy cat" and "knock-off" versions.
Of course, they have a solution: ban them!
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence said, "The reality in New York State is that the current ban on assault weapons is inadequate and Sunday's shooting only serves to highlight the fact that an entire class of deadly weapons can still be obtained by civilians to wreak havoc. Military-style assault weapons are preferred by criminal gangs, drug dealers and individuals intent on mass murder...
I mean, ban them more. Here's another level-headed, unemotional evaluation:
Bryan Miller, Executive Director of Ceasefire NJ, whose only brother, FBI Special Agent Mike Miller, was one of three law enforcement officers killed in a 1994 massacre at Washington, DC Police Headquarters by a lone gunman wielding an assault gun said: "I can tell you, there are some weapons that are just plain inappropriate for civil society, especially assault weapons. By allowing such mass killing machines to be sold on the civilian market we make it easy for disturbed people like Robert Bonelli or criminals like the man who killed my brother to get their hands on them and enact mayhem. And that mayhem means families and communities grieving, because we let the gun lobby have its way. Everyone was lucky this time, but that won't always be the case, as it wasn't for Mike. It is pure insanity to allow the sale of assault weapons."
Finally, we have the obligatory "think of the children" appeal:
Barbara Hohlt, board member of NYAGV said, "We have a moral obligation as citizens and parents to make sure that our communities, malls, schools and streets are safe from these weapons of war. We must make sure that assault weapons are not available in our communities."
"Mass killing machines." "Weapons of war." "Deadly weapons." "Military-style assault weapons." I'm a little disappointed that "bullet hose" was left out, but whatcha gonna do?

Kyoto protest beaten back by inflamed petrol traders

Crikey! Looks like the poor little Greenpeace thugs got a bit more than they expected!

This is why the left considers typing furious diatribes on the internet to be a brave form of fighting. Because apparently they have some problems doing it in person.

Greenpeace hasn't seen this kind of beating since the frogs sank the Rainbow Warrior some time back.
They made their way to the trading floor, blowing whistles and sounding fog horns, encountering little resistance from security guards. Rape alarms were tied to helium balloons to float to the ceiling and create noise out of reach. The IPE conducts “open outcry” trading where deals are shouted across the pit. By making so much noise, the protesters hoped to paralyse trading. But they were set upon by traders, most of whom were under the age of 25. “They were kicking and punching men and women indiscriminately,” a photographer said. “It was really ugly, but Greenpeace did not fight back.” Mr. Beresford said: “They followed the guys into the lobby and kept kicking and punching them there. They literally kicked them on to the pavement.” Last night Greenpeace said two protesters were in hospital, one with a suspected broken jaw, the other with concussion.
OOPS. :)

Hat tip to the Michael Blane blog

Monkeys Control Robotic Arm With Brain

This one's for Dave.
In recent weeks, the researchers said, they have improved the algorithms in order to make it easier for monkeys to learn to operate the robotic arm. These movements will also help the researchers to develop more sophisticated brain devices that have smoother, more responsive and precise movement.
Super. Monkey masturbation and fecal flinging, all aided by science.

I, for one, would like to welcome our new robotic monkey overlords.

John Travolta

If an employee gets it wrong I get a little anal.
Seriously, don't people proofread these things?

Actor Tom Sizemore Fails Drug Test with Fake Penis

In other news, they make prosthetic penises (peni?).

Lloyd Grove's Lowdown: Kanye get $ to do mags?

How funny! Is this a residue of the Dean effect?? As mentioned before, Dean and the Clintonistas share little love. So for the lefty's that long for a return of the big guy and his lovely bride - perhaps you can start waving buh bye as we speak.
The Briefing Friends no more? I hope Sen. Hillary Clinton isn't counting on help from Hollywood mogul David Geffen in her possible run for the White House in 2008. Geffen, a generous supporter and pal of Bill Clinton when he was President, trashed Hillary's prospects last night during a Q&A at the 92nd St. Y. 'She can't win, and she's an incredibly polarizing figure,' the billionaire Democrat told his audience. 'And ambition is just not a good enough reason.' Geffen's dis was met with hearty applause.

Star Wars III to open Cannes

I can't wait!
I remember waiting in lines in 1977 for the first, I mean 4th movie in the series to open up. Now if we can only convince Lucas to do what he originally intended and make the last 3 movies as well, life will be good.

Putin: Iran Does Not Intend to Build Nuclear Arms

Interesting. The Iran/Russia love fest continues to grow. Indeed something to keep an eye on.

Follow the money and I wouldn't be surprised to see Iran paying out the wazoo for the assistance. And if someone can tell me why a country that sits on some of the world's largest oil reserves needs nuclear power, I'm all ears.

Strip Club Artfully Slips by Anti-Nudity Law

Serious artistic merit

yeah, that's what I call it too... Can I borrow $15?

17 February 2005

There's a New Tattler on Board!

Welcome to BradC, our newest contributor. This may come as a shock, but Brad's also a shooter, and a heck of a nice guy. We're proud to have him on board.

Geeks With Guns - Left leaning tactics draw only one conclusion.

This is HI-larious!

This is Why Cowards in Masks Will Not Win This War

Why does this picture make the rounds through the internet but not the pages of the New York Times?

Marine 1st Sergeant Brad Kasal (in the middle). This photo is from the most recent major offensive in Fallujah. Sgt. Kasal sacrificed his own safety to save a room full of fellow Marines. He ended up taking several AK rounds in the leg. Most of his lower leg was blown away but you can't tell it from this pic. He took rounds in the back. He took one round through his butt which passed through both cheeks leaving 4 holes in him. And he also took the brunt of a grenade blast. He jumped on top of a younger Marine to cover him from the fire. He killed the terrorist who did most of the damage to him and his men, and despite a massive loss of blood he never stopped fighting.
Notice that he's still holding his pistol. He has been put in for the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day. He already has several Purple Hearts for previous battles throughout his career and he has turned some down so that he could stay with his unit. While in the hospital he has met President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and several other celebrities. He said that President Bush came in by himself and had a very long, sincere, and friendly visit with him.
I don't have the attribution for the original story, but this was passed on by Catfish.

Semper Fi.

Newsday.com: Dean Seeks Media Blackout, Changes Mind

Hey, lefties! Looks like your hero is off to a great start!

Now, one must ask - why in the world would a prominent Democrat, and now the head of the DNC demand a press blackout for any speaking engagement?? Could it be because he knows, as DC and others have pointed out, that anytime the mainstream Demorats start to talk about who they really are and what they really think (I mean feel) that all of a sudden, the average Joe on the street, the average Wal Mart shopper, all of a sudden thinks - key word here folks - thinks that maybe the Democrat party is not the party of the people that they once contend they were.

And, my vote for the quote of the year thus far goes to Stephen Minarik: "it is not the Republican Party's problem that these far-left activists have made their home in the Democratic party."

More wailing from CNN

While getting dressed this morning at the gym, I was suffering through CNN on the TV in the locker room. The talking heads were blathering on and on, and then their 'intelligence advisor' gets on. He starts to whine that the intelligence bill "that the President pushed through in the fall in order to not give an issue to John Kerry" might need to be tweaked.

This got the ole catfish brain working. I somehow recall that the President pushed this bill through to put an end to the sniveling of the MSM and the Jersey Gals who were whining ad nauseum that "something had to be done. And now!" That the Congress was hammering the President to pass the bill "NOW!!"

The analyst then goes on to say that "some people" are admitting behind closed doors that there could be problems with the bill. Now, here's an idea. If you want to add some credibility back into the media - let's quit calling detractors and supporters "some people". Name names. Who are these guys and gals?? I mean hell, I know "some people" who think that President Clinton was the greatest thing since sliced bread. But, to protect the innocent and the naive, I won't tell you who they are.

Regardless, I would expect to now hear the lefty's pick up on this theme that the intelligence bill, that the President "rushed" through Congress, is doomed to fail, or will not protect us with the level of safety that we require.

Once again, damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Starbucks launches alcoholic drink

How's this for a little morning eye-opener?

14 February 2005

Southern Food Frustrates Health Officials

I thought the fried Twinkie I had at the State Fair of Texas was the greatest invention since gravy, until I saw this.

The dish, a specialty of Mulligan's, a suburban bar, is a hot dog wrapped by a beef patty that's deep fried, covered with chili, cheese and onions and served on a hoagie bun. Oh yeah, it's also topped with a fried egg and two fistfuls of fries.

Grammys see less tune-in

Is it that "Desperate Housewives" is good, or is it just that all of today's music is terrible?

Oh no, I'm turning into my Father!

Did the Teacher Say to Put Your Tongue in My Mouth?

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
The instructor's top tip for creating a kiss that is satisfying and sensual is to slow down. 'Men in particular rush through kisses and let their minds wander too much,' Byrd said. 'A kiss is really a gift of your heart. It's your energy transferred to another person's body.'
Men let their minds wander? Funny, I was talking about this the other day...HEY, LOOK! A monkey!

Ray Charles Sweeps Grammys

13 February 2005

Gunman Opens Fire at Upstate New York Mall

A lone gunman opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle Sunday inside a crowded mall in upstate New York, wounding one person before running out of ammunition and being subdued by employees, authorities said.
I don't know where to begin. Either this idiot only brought one bullet, or he is a horrible shot. This is the reason I carry a gun every day. I don't think this will ever happen while I am at the mall, but then again, I doubt the people getting shot at thought it would happen to them either. The random act of violence is something you need to be prepared for. When you see a man carrying an AK-47 into the mall, shoot first, hit first, get your family home safe.
Big D