18 February 2006

Ten die in Libya cartoon clash

You know, we may be on to something here. Get the fundy Muzzies all fired up, then let them kill each other. Simple, yet effective.

These people do not belong in the 21st century.

Bush's Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists

If you haven't read Crichton's A State of Fear, you really should. It does a very thorough job (and is a fairly entertaining read to boot) of confronting the eco-nazis and their whacked out views on the environment. I no longer have the book as it's being loaned out at the moment, but suffice it to say that every single theory put out there by the loony eco freaks is thoroughly debunked.
"This shows the president is more interested in science fiction than science," said Frank O'Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch, after learning of the White House meeting.
Yep, the book is indeed science fiction. It also has a huge bibliography and a significant amount of factual data supporting the premises of the book. It's frankly the eco-nazi's worst nightmare - an entertaining and educational look into the quack science of their goofy religion. The very title sums up the state of our society today - one in which the news media is an active player in creating a climate of fear over practically everything they report on.

Can't wait for the movie....

The Cavalier Daily - Shooting for gun control

Ladies and gentlemen, I present your collegiate moron of the week. Marta doesn't like guns - this much is clear. She thinks that the Violence Policy Center (aka The Brady Brunch) is a reliable source of shooting data. She says things like this:
A person can buy an assault weapon as easily as he can buy a rifle.
Amazing how uninformed someone can be, isn't it?

But wait, it gets better.
These wise men gave the right to own a gun to the people in order to maintain "a well regulated militia," which is "necessary for the security of a free State." The vast majority of gun owners today are not part of militias. Thus, the Second Amendment essentially is irrelevant to the question of whether or not stricter gun laws should be imposed. Americans cannot hide behind vague statements of the great men who wrote the Bill of Rights over 200 years ago. Misinterpreting and manipulating the Amendment obfuscates the spirit of the law meant to guide, not suffocate, the American people.
There ya go, folks. Marta has declared the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States "irrelevant."

So, here's the logical conclusion:
The best way to make sure guns do not get into the wrong hands is to make sure they get into few, if any, hands. The government needs to ban assault weapons, require background checks at gun shows and all other gun purchases, and mandate child safety locks. Although gun rights advocates will complain about the hassle of safety precautions, this seems a small price to pay for the promotion of the general welfare.
Folks like this person are everywhere, and they think they're right. I urge you to visit Marta's site, and leave a letter to the editor.

Online and on the Gas

We've had gun porn, I think it's time we had some bike porn (especially for Big D). And in honor of Italy's Reform Minister Roberto Calderoli, here is a little pick me up.

This bike absolutely rocks! From the perfect shade of red, to the stance, to the trick race parts. This is a get your blood boiling race machine. Imagine showing up for your local shooting match on this monster.

Those Italians, gotta love'em.

Note from the editor: don't know what happened to this post, but it apparently got deleted (I'm looking at you, Catfish...). Fortunately, I was able to restore from an e-mail copy. Sorry about that, Dan.

17 February 2006


From the WTF Clothing department.

Hear about guy with 5 penises? His pants fit like a glove!

Here's a jewel from this site:
As always, "if you don't see it on the the floor, we'll be happy to make it"
If you see anyone wearing anything from this site, I'm sure it's perfectly legal to kick their ass.

Dallas Dem admits former work as prostitute

Seems to me that this guy is over-qualified as a Democratic candidate for the Texas House of Representatives. But maybe he's not too liberal...
Malin, who once was a member of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board, has also worked as a Mary Kay salesman and performed in Dallas-area theater productions. His candidate Web page describes him as a managing director for the marketing arm of a Dallas electricity provider.
Um, nevermind.

16 February 2006

Full Auto, Baby!

Ok, I'll admit it. All of this kee-rap about pictures of Muhammed, and the chicken shit liberals taking their opportunity at the microphone at CS King funeral and the constant harping over Cheney's accident have me really pissed off. Rather than rant and getting more freaking irritated and worked up than I am right now, I figured I'd talk full auto.

A few years back, several of us (JR, Dan, Big D and the Girl) were asked to go up to Tulsa, OK and help some buddies of ours demo full auto weapons. In the amount of time it took me to say lemmethinkaboutitYES! We were soon on the road to Tulsa.

Dan, Big D and myself drove up there in Big D's minivan. Well, ok, it wasn't his minivan per se, it was a previous employer's minivan. Big D doesn't have a lead foot. Take whatever element that exists that's 100% heavier than lead, and that's D's foot. Anyway, we're hauling ass through smallville Oklahoma. Speed limit 55. BD was doing 95 slowing down when the cop hit us with his radar and proceeded to pull us over. I did mention we were going to a shooting demo, right? There were at least 3-4 carbines, 2-3 shotguns, and at least 9-10 handguns, with a shitload of ammo to boot. There was so much stuff, in addition to our gear, clothes, and weapons, that the guns were pretty much in plain view as there just wasn't anywhere to put em. When we stopped, I looked around my little area in the back seat of the van. I had an AR under my feet, a shotgun riding down the middle of the van, and another rifle laying on the seat next to me. I pretty much figured that I was going to get shot by a jumpy small town policeman so I just went ahead and put my hands on my head and tried to look innocent, which frankly was harder than I imagined.

Cop comes to the door and knocks on BD's window, and asks him to roll it down. Well, the window had earlier been shot out by a richochet or something at a big IDPA match and when it was fixed, it wouldn't roll down. So, BD opens the door and goes "NO!" That's when the cop looked in the car and that's when I figured we were all going to jail. The cop asks BD "ummmm, sir, do you have any guns in the car?" BD responds, "ahhhhhhhhhh, well..... yessir. There's one there, one there, one there, one back there, one on my hip, one in my pocket, one in the glove box..." etc etc etc. Cop goes "step out of the car sir".

Well, Dan and I both figured the jig was up. In fact, he was on the phone with our host from Tulsa, who happens to be a cop.... Before Dan and I could figure out who was going to post our bond, BD comes back to the car starts it off, and takes off!

I'm thinking - tell me you're not running from the cop! BD said, "you are not going to believe this, but when I told him where we were going, he handed me back my licenses and told me to be careful!" (or something to that effect, I'm sure BD will remember...)

So, long story short, we get to Tulsa safe and sound with no prison record, which was a good thing. Because if we'd been busted, we wouldn't have been able to do this:

15 February 2006

JSOC to become three-star command

The structural changes in the organization, the Joint Special Operations Command, will give its chief more authority and influence in dealing with other leaders and give his headquarters greater ability to simultaneously command and control multiple task forces in the field, said several sources familiar with the report.
JSOC is about to open up a fresh new can of whoopass on the terrorist community.
JSOC, headquartered at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., commands and controls the military’s three special mission units — the Army’s Delta Force, the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, and a joint unit based on the East Coast designed for clandestine operations and what the Pentagon calls “operational preparation of the environment.”
JSOC also controls the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and the Air Force’s 24th Special Tactics Squadron.
Too bad we don't get news reports on what these folks do...

14 February 2006

Italian minister puts Mohammad cartoon on T-shirts

"I have had T-shirts made with the cartoons that have upset Islam and I will start wearing them today," Ansa quoted Calderoli as saying.
He said the T-shirts were not meant to be a provocation but added that he saw no point trying to appease extremists.

First Italian food, then Ferrari, then Ducati, now this guy. Italy rocks!

Japanese women bitter at Valentine chocolate duty

Japanese women are fed up with a longstanding Valentine's Day custom requiring them to give chocolates to men without getting any in return. According to an Internet survey, 70 percent of working women said they would be happy if there was no tradition of giving "obligatory chocolates" to their boyfriends or colleagues.

Welcome to the party, bitches!

Happy Valentine's Day!

With love, from all of us here at The Tattler.

13 February 2006

Gore Laments U.S. 'Abuses' Against Arabs

Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.
"The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum. "The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States."
Gore told the largely Saudi audience, many of them educated at U.S. universities, that Arabs in the United States had been "indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable."
My ass! What about lamenting the terror attacks committed by Saudi nationals? What about lamenting the fact that the Saudi’s are doing little or nothing to stop the terrorists that are pouring over their borders into Iraq? What about the abuses to women and children by Muslims? I for one am glad they are rounding up these people. How safe would we really be if they were left to run around and possibly plan or commit other acts of terror? If they are over here illegally or are people of interest, pick them up, hold them, question them, and then ship them back to where they came from if their freedom is warranted. Better yet, close the boarders. Gore, just does not support the United States on issues of homeland security. It's obvious who holds our safety and well being as a high priority, and who doesn't. This is just another reason I thank God this guy isn't the President of the United States.

12 February 2006

Brokeass Mountain

This video caused me to spew.

Cheney Accidentally Shoots Fellow Hunter

Let's get a count of hands here. Who hasn't been peppered by birdshot on a bird hunting trip? Nobody? Me neither. Grow a set, then go find me some real news.

Range Report

Shot at Wichita Falls today. Damn cold at the start, and very, very windy. 5 fun run and gun stages and the classifier. Dan, the Pimp and I made the trek to the range, leaving at oh dark thirty, grabbing something to eat and getting to the range by about 9:45.

Stage 1 - start kneeling, "praying for a good run", get to your gun, shoot four targets through the port, then haul ass to engage two more arrays of 4 around the corner. A few of us got to reshoot this stage - what we thought were ports turned out to not be so. No biggie - more shooting is good shooting. Here's some pics of Dan and I:

Stage 2 had us starting in a box of our choice (on either the left or right side of the stage) and engage 3 paper, one popper, and then a mirror image (almost) on the opposite side. Advance into a narrowing hallway, and engage 1 paper in the middle of the bay, 1 paper on either side of the bay, and a popper next to the outside paper targets.

Stage 3 was a longish hallway type stage. Start with hands on the table, engage 4 poppers about 15m downrange, and one paper target. Advance down the hallway and two ports on the left with two paper each, then a quick step to the right with 3 paper, then about 5m down the hallway there were 4 more paper, and at the end of the hallway a paper covered partially with a no shoot and then "around" the corner a low paper target. Here's the Pimp and I at work on this stage:

Stage 4 seemed to have some bad karma. Start with your unloaded gun on the table with mag next to it. Engage 3 paper through the port, then 4 small pieces of steel in between the starting port and the door we had to run to about 10m away. Open the door, engage 3 paper targets IN the doorway, and then haul ass to the final position to engage 4 paper targets 10-12m away through a window. My camera crapped out of batteries so no more pics.... I got ultra lucky here. I wasn't paying attention to the COF and didn't hear the part about not engaging the steel through the first port. And did. At the last shooting position, my pistol decided to crap out on me (thanks to very cold conditions, very windy conditions blowing the ultra fine dust EVERYWHERE, and my pistol not being quite broken in yet after the hard chrome job...) But anyway - I earned two procedurals and the mother of all jams which cost me 20 seconds. How do I know it cost me 20 seconds you ask??? Well, that's because it turns out most of our squad, myself included, started in the wrong spot and had to reshoot! C'est la vie!

Stage 5 was a repeat of a stage last month, with a slight twist at the end. 4 big ports in a row, made of barrels. Behind each port at about 1m were arrays of 4 shoot targets with a no shoot covering 2 of them. At the end of the wall, you then got to engage a Texas Star. Fun, down and dirty stage.

Stage 6 was the classifier. 3 targets, two strings. String 1 at 15m had you shoot the 3 targets, reload then re-engage with strong hand only. String 2 at 10m had you shoot the 3 targets, reload, then re-engage with weak hand only. Gun issues for me again on the strong hand part; I think I was limp wristing with a combination of just general gun grunge. Got all my hits though, and even though the first string cost me about 10 seconds more than it should have, I still finished 5th on the stage thanks to good hits and reloads.

Wound up 3rd overall, not too shabby, Dan finished 10th with his new limited setup, and the Pimp finished well in open - having a lot of dirty gun issues himself.

The elements were pretty tough - the wind was brutal and I still haven't removed all the dust from my mouth and ears. Very very cold this morning, but hey, any day at the range is better than a day NOT at the range!