26 November 2005

Murfreesboro firm takes heat over its armor-piercing rifle

'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.

More Carbines...

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...


I'm sure readers of this blog have noted the complete and total lack of any reporting in the ongoing war of anything heroic that our troops have done during the battle.

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

You heard it here, folks. Not only is George Bush the biggest threat to world peace, he's now the biggest threat to intergalactic peace. I just blew Dr. Pepper all over my compter screen, out my nose when I read this:

"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.

2 Sisters Injured as Parade Balloon Crashes Into Lamppost - New York Times

The sad thing about this balloon fiasco is that the New York Times devoted more research and facts to this story than it has to say, the Air America Story. You know the story - where Air America (liberal iconic radio) "borrowed" almost a million dollars from a local children's charity in New York City.

I'm sure there's no bias involved.

24 November 2005

New idea for Abortion Party: Aid the enemy

Ann's latest. I posted the entire article in case you are too lazy to go to her web site. Did I mention I love her?

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.

Big D's Carbine

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?

Forests paying the price for biofuels

Gotta love those greenies! Yep, we're gonna feel good about burning less fossil fuels and polluting the environment, but in the process, we're going to burn down the Amazon!


Fairly old news from earlier this week, but I didn't have time to discuss it earlier, so bear with me.

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.

Carbines - Me too!

This little beauty started life as a Bushmaster A2 shorty, with the AK-74-style muzzle brake. The lower on this carbine is still the same Bushmaster, but I've added the collapsible stock, and changed the pistol grip. I had always regretted getting the A2 configuration (carry handle sights, etc.), and had lusted for an A3 (flattop) style upper. As it happened, Catfish was having no end of problems with his (what is that, Fish? Colt upper?) upper that just happened to have all the evil features I wanted - flattop, bayonet lug, M4 barrel and fore-grip, and an honest-to-goodness Vortex flash hider (and buddy, does it work well). No - I don't have a bayonet - it's just the principle of the thing. Once the hated "Assault Weapon" ban expired, I conspired with Catfish on a trade of upper assemblies. I think it worked very nicely for both of us, because the upper runs great on my Bushmaster lower. If I'm not mistaken, my old upper pretty much financed Catfish's AK purchase. Smiles all around.

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.


For Cube

This post is in response to Cube, who asked about carbines.... Plus, it's just fun posting gun porn...

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.

Questions? Comments?

23 November 2005


Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

After reading JR's post, I thought it would be a good idea for everybody to read this, again. I will be emailing it to Robert Jenson, the douche bag that wrote the article JR was commenting on.

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

AlterNet: No Thanks to Thanksgiving

Hat tip to Darth Monkeybone

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

'Gummy Bear' Breast Implants Inch Closer To U.S.

The new implants, made by Silimed, are known as the "gummy bear" breast implants because of the consistency of the gel inside the implant.
Hey, if I can touch 'em, they're real!

I'm always in support of bear breasts.


I was worried the bird wouldn't be thawed early enough for me to put it in the brine over tomorrow night, so I took it out of the fridge and set it in the garage for a few hours. It was a good plan except in my haste, I didn't close the lid to the cooler. Jet and Zip, my two Blue Heelers found it and had themselves Thanksgiving a couple of days early. Damn dogs. I really couldn't stay mad at them. They looked like a couple of soft serve ice cream machines out in the yard shortly after. I ran to the grocery store and bought another turkey that I am trying to thaw in the sink with cold water. I guess I'll be cooking two turkeys. One for us, and one for the dogs.
And yes, the dogs will be sleeping outside tonight.

Humane Society Sues Over Poultry Slaughter

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


Now this is total bullshit.

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.

TorontoSun.com - Toronto And GTA - Hatred blinds U.S. to truth: Journalist

Well, isn't this special?

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."


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Thanks, Bullseye!

20 November 2005

Snipers' head shots had to kill terrorists simultaneously to prevent explosions

Ahh, three more morons finding out there ain't no virgins where they wound up.

Thumbs up to the SAS! Fantastic work, fellas.

'Peace Mom' Sheehan to Release Book

"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 Washington
Remember 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:

Report: al-Zarqawi may have been killed in Mosul

I heard this on Fox News (yeah, I know) earlier today. It'd be sweet if it panned out, but I've learned not to get my hopes up too high when dealing with such "sources."