11 June 2005

Concealed weapons advocate in House sets up free firearms classes for governor

As most responsible gun owners know, education is the key to safety, whether you're talking about guns, cars, fire, etc. The more you know about a subject, and the more experience you've had in a certain area, the more likely you are to make an intelligent decision, right?

Not if you're a shill for the anti-gun minions:
"I object to this being framed as merely educational, with no larger political intent," Carabello said. "This is not government responding to the public. This is a special interest trying to affect lawmakers."
At least she knows she's losing this argument based on logic, and is now resorting to illogic to make her "case."

What was the impact of education?
A year later, Huntsman still doesn't carry a gun. The only firearm he owns is a .22-caliber rifle he got as a teenager. The governor says he went to the class mostly to learn about Utah's law.
"I was interested in seeing what someone off the street has to go through in order to qualify," he said. "I thought it was rigorous.
"I came out of it understanding how to carry and how to be responsible," Huntsman added. "I felt I could carry a weapon without hurting someone, but choose not to."
Here's the bottom line from both sides:
Oda says his purpose in arranging the free classes is to increase the level of understanding - and support - for concealed carry permits in Utah's Capitol.
"If someone wants to become informed about it, learn both sides and then criticize, great," he said. "Speak from education, not emotional rhetoric. Emotion is dangerous."
But Carabello says the free classes don't pass the proverbial "smell test." Oda's classes, she says, are a subtle form of lobbying for looser laws - something Utah doesn't need.
I'm guessing Ms. Carabello won't be taking a concealed carry class anytime soon - it would distort her bias, and that's something she couldn't cope with.

French men yearn for pregnancy

PARIS — Almost 40 per cent of French men told a recent survey that they would like to, science permitting, become pregnant.
I am speechless.

Giant Balls of 'Snot' Explain Ocean Mystery

Talk about a headline I never thought I would see, this is it.

Hooters Reunion

Speaking of pictures from Hooters, here is one from the 25th Hooters Reunion.

10 June 2005

Surgery on the Range

This is my elbow being drained of some horrible crap after an injury the week before. It had swollen up pretty badly after smacking it hard, and the doc says it's "traumatic bursitis." I was at the Texas State IDPA match, and my friend Ginger (who's a nurse) offered to drain it. We set up shop on the tailgate of her boyfriend's pickup truck, and after I was properly anesthetized, she stuck me. 7cc later, it was much better. However, I've had it drained 2 more times since then. Photo courtesy of The Girl.

Update: make that 3 more times, and it still looks like Popeye's elbow.

Moblogging again...


09 June 2005

Man With Chain Saw Allowed to Enter U.S.

The headline really doesn't do this story justice. This guy tries to enter the US with a sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles, and a blood-stained chainsaw. The crackerjack Customs agents seized the weapons, and let him in. Meanwhile, back home in Canada, this guy's left 2 bodies behind, one without his head attached. Here's where the real detective work begins.
Despres, 22, immediately became a suspect because of a history of violence between him and his neighbors, and he was arrested April 27 after police in Massachusetts saw him wandering down a highway in a sweat shirt with red and brown stains. He is now in jail in Massachusetts on murder charges, awaiting an extradition hearing next month.
When questioned about how a loony was let into the States, a spokesman quoted:
"Nobody asked us to detain him," Anthony said. "Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country or lock them up. ... We are governed by laws and regulations, and he did not violate any regulations."
There ya go. Feel safer now?

08 June 2005

Move over Rambo, you're cramping new man's style

It figures that this story is coming from France.
Macho man is an endangered species, with today's male more likely to opt for a pink flowered shirt and swingers' clubs than the traditional role as family super-hero, fashion industry insiders say.
After I finish this Blog entry I'm off to buy my first pink flowered shirt and then head to the swinger's club instead of picking my son up at school, then heading to the gun range for my normal Wednesday night IDPA match!
"The masculine ideal is being completely modified. All the traditional male values of authority, infallibility, virility and strength are being completely overturned," said Pierre Francois Le Louet, the agency's managing director. Instead today's males are turning more towards "creativity,sensitivity and multiplicity," as seen already in recent seasons on the catwalks of Paris and Milan.
We here in Texas have names for the males described in the above quote. "Queer and sissy" are two that come to mind immediately. Another thing, I don't think you can accurately judge the masculinity of males in the world by seeing what nancy boys like these are wearing on the catwalks in Paris and Milan.