15 April 2006

I hate it when my "Girl" shows...

When I don't want it to, that is.

This was a gorgeous day here in Texas, perfect weather for shooting. Catfish, JR and I met up in the parking lot at JR's office for the road trip down to Waco in the toaster. To my surprise, Catfish was already sitting in the parking lot when I got there, so I parked next to him, got out and started getting my gear together. JR pulled in a minute later, we loaded up and hit the road.

The match was great, about 55 shooters showed up, lots of friends were there to make it even more enjoyable, and we put some serious hurting on everyone in our respective divisions. I must admit I was feeling pretty good about myself - finished 1st in my class, and about 12th overall. Not too shabby for anyone, much less a small glimmer of estrogen surrounded by oodles of testosterone. We stopped on the way back for food and drink, then made our way back to Dallas.

We rounded the corner to JR's office and all three of us did a double-take. Catfish's car was there, but mine wasn't next to it anymore. It was about 100 feet away from where I left it, facing the opposite way, sitting in the middle of the lot. First thing I thought of was how the hell did Catfish get my keys and move my car when I wasn't looking this morning?? Next, I thought about the conversation we had this morning about ghosts, apparitions and such. Hmm. Well, turns out that when I got out this morning I didn't put my car in gear OR set the parking brake. So with the high winds today, my poor little car was rolling around the lot all by itself. Luckily it missed everything in the lot except the concrete base of a light pole which it apparently backed in to before rolling forward to a stop on a speed bump.

Here is Catfish standing where my car used to be, inspecting his own ride:

This is where my car ended up (yeah, it's the blue one waaaaaay off in the distance):

The worst part of it is that I will never, ever live it down, nor will my friends ever let me forget it. First thing JR said was "get the camera, we've got to blog this!" Hey, at least it wasn't a ghost.

14 April 2006

The enemy we face

In illuminating testimony yesterday, the thug Zacarias Moussaoui took to the stand. This punk is showing us all what the mindset is of the terrorist thugs we battle - but is anyone listening?

"Moussaoui quoted from the Koran which he said called on Muslims to fight for supremacy for Allah. He said that Islam taught that "we have to be the superpower, we have to be above you".


"I'm glad there was pain, and I wish there will be more pain," Moussaoui said. "The children in Palestine and in Chechnya will have pain. I want you to share their pain."


"When he left court after the judge and jury, he yelled: "God curse America. We will win. It's just a question of time."

He also proved that at their heart, all the terrorists are cowards. Rather than face death and his martyrdom like a man, he groveled like the chicken shit he is.

"...Moussaoui espoused beliefs that simply seemed bizarre. He insisted that President Bush would free him from prison some time before his term ends in 2009, perhaps as part of a prisoner exchange. "

In other words, please don't kill me! I can be useful!

Moussaoui's trial is winding down at the same time a new poll is released stating that us poor ignorant Americans don't trust Islam or Islamic countries. The opening sentencece of course has to chastise us, stating:
"Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago, a new CBS News poll finds fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is favorable."

As if once we learned more about the religion of peace we'd have a more favorable perception of it? Yeah, right. The last time I checked, people were still being slaughtered at the behest of the religion of peace all over the world. And not content to slaughter the infidel, they're also slaughtering each other. And somehow, they all seem to find justification for the slaughter of innocents in the Koran.

You would think the rocket scientists at CAIR would be all over this - with press releases and op-eds attempting to stem the tide of anti-Islamic sentiment. You'd think they'd be out separating themselves as far away from thugs like Moussaoui as possible. However, if you surf over to their website, about all they seem concerned about is how they are being picked on by all the barbarians.

Kinda makes you wonder, don't it?

13 April 2006

End of the line?

I have to tell you. I’m getting really concerned with this year’s coming elections. In my opinion it’s looking more and more like we’re going to shrink the margin the Republicans have in the House, and potentially lose the majority in the Senate.

And it’s not because of anything the Democrats are doing.

No, it’s because the Republicans that I sent to Washington D.C. are no more Republicans than Hillary Clinton is.

For example:
- Immigration reform. What a joke. From all appearances, the House and Senate are going to pass a bill soon that rewards illegal activity, creates a border as porous as a piece of Swiss cheese, and does nothing to protect our culture from a rapidly rising tide of non-assimilating immigrants. One of Texas’ ‘Honorable’ Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchinson is a perfect example of the spineless Washington elite. Up for re-election this year, would you like to take a guess at what her stance is on illegal immigration? If you go to her
web page and check out “SENATOR HUTCHISONON THE ISSUES”, you’ll see that she cares strongly enough about immigration reform to have it listed 12th of 18 issues being debated. 1st and 2nd issues are Hurricane Relief! And her thoughts? Can you spell amnesty? In her words:

“…that we need a guest worker permit program that would allow people to come into our country legally to work and earn a living for their families, contribute to the economy of the United States, and perhaps become citizens, if they decide to, or not become citizens if they wish to remain citizens of their home country.”

Yes, you read right. Perhaps become citizens. So, you want to come to the United States and work and send everything you make back to whoever you want wherever you came from? Come on in. And don’t worry about us teaching you English or learning what it means to be an American. We wouldn’t want to offend you, after all.

Texas’ other Senator, John Cornyn is only marginally better - but then hey - he’s not up for re-election this year. Both Senators spend an inordinate amount of time complaining that they, the MAJORITY, cannot get anything done in the Senate. To me, that is a serious knock on the Senate leadership in Bill Frist; that he cannot get the Republicans in the Senate to toe the line and do the right thing. It’s disgusting to have to listen to the pandering of Chucky Schmucky Schumer and Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid and the rest of the socialists in the Senate when all we should be hearing from them is that they’re upset because the Republicans in the Senate rammed a bill down their throats with their majority.

My solution is easy:
1. Build a wall at the most used border crossing points.
2. Utilize the same unmanned aerial reconnaissance aircraft that we are using with great success in Iraq to patrol the rest of the border.
3. Punish those who come across the border illegally.
4. Punish severely those companies or individuals who knowingly hire illegals - not only are they essentially creating an entrapped class of workers, but they are deflating the monetary value of the American workers who would otherwise be doing the jobs. If caught, there should be severe fines and jail time involved. Make the working environment disappear for the illegals and take their motivation away.

Yeah, I’ll go to the polls in November. But it looks like I’ll be holding my nose while I do it because frankly, the Republicans we have in office now are disgusting me with their worthlessness.


I took ownership of my Open Gun this week. It was built by Virgil Tripp. It's a 9mm Major "Shorty". It's a 5" gun that was cut down to a Commander size gun so it retains the 5" recoil system for reliability, but points quickly. The comp is titanium and the gun came with all the goodies. Last weekend I got my Dillon 650 press all set up and loaded the ammunition. After I picked the gun up, I ran to the range and fired a quick 100 rounds. It ran flawlessly. It shoots soft and flat, and the dot never left the glass.
Now if I can find some time to shoot it, I'll be even happier.

12 April 2006

ATF rids Univ. of ninja threat

That's an actual headline. Make sure you click the pic (in the linked article) to see the ATF in action, pinning down a dangerous college ninja. Sure, the agent's laughing now, but he should sleep with one eye open...a ninja never sleeps.
After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested.
His crime?
Agents noticed Ransom peering around a corner and said when police sirens sounded, he took off running.
That's some nice work, boys.

11 April 2006

DEA Agent Who Shot Self In Foot Sues U.S.

I think Dan originally sent me this video a year or so ago. If you haven't seen it, This DEA agent is standing in front of a class full of children during a drug education program. He pulls his gun out and clears it, or so he thought. He then confirms that the gun is empty by showing it to another officer. Then he claims boldly that he is holding a Glock .40 and is the only person qualified to use it. Then he shows how qualified he is by immediately shooting himself in the foot.

The accident was filmed by an audience member, and the tape, Paige claims, was turned over to the DEA. The drug agency subsequently "improperly, illegally, willfully and/or intentionally" allowed the tape to be disseminated. As a result, Paige--pictured above in a still from the video--has been the "target of jokes, derision, ridicule, and disparaging comments" directed at him in restaurants, grocery stores, and airports. Paige, who writes that he was "once regarded as one of the best undercover agents, if not the best, in the DEA," points to the clip's recent airing on popular television shows and via the Internet as the reason he can no longer work undercover. He also notes that he is no longer "permitted or able to give educational motivational speeches and presentations."
This dumbass deserves all the ridicule he gets. His Glock did not "Accidentally" go off. It was negligently discharged and he and everybody in the room as well as their loved ones should thank God every day that he was the only one injured by his negligence. If my son had been in that classroom when that gun went off, there would be hell to pay.

Iraq's Beauty Queen Resigns After Four Days

Miss Iraq shown here during the swimsuit portion of the pageant.
On April 9, the 23-year-old, who was the first Armenian Iraqi to win the Miss Iraq pageant, announced her resignation after receiving threats by a group of religious extremists who referred to her as "the queen of infidels" for participating in the contest.
Pageant organizers had hoped to pass the crown to the runner-up..... However, the second and third runners-up also withdrew from the competition for security concerns. They had not received specific threats.
The pageant organizers are hoping to send the winner to the Miss Universe pageant in an effort to promote a positive and modern image of Iraqi women.

10 April 2006

The scariest article I've read in a while

Got this in the mail this morning. It's the spookiest thing I've read in a long, long time. It's got a little bit of sci fi, and a lot of history in it. The question to me is, are we going to learn from our history, or will we be doomed to repeat it?

As a sample:
I’d never heard the word and I told him so. “Then get off your ass and Google it,” said the Time Traveler, his one working eye glinting with something like fury. “Dhimmitude. You can also look up the word dhimmi, because that’s what two of your three grandchildren will be called. Dhimmis. Dhimmitude is the system of separate and subordinate laws and rules they will live under. Look up the word sharia while you’re Googling dhimmi, because that is the only law they will answer to as dhimmis, the only justice they can hope for . . . they and tens and hundreds of millions more now who are worried in your time about invisible abridgements of their ‘civil liberties’ by their ‘oppressive’ American and European democratically elected governments.”
It's damn spooky, and if you think it can't happen, you're an idiot. I strongly suggest you give it a read and then think about it for a bit.

Have you got the definitive derriere?

A scientist has figured out how to calculate the perfect female butt.
The magical figures are (S+C) x (B+F)/T = V. Though the equation looks rather complicated, it is, according to the scientist, simple.
Personally, I think he's pulling these figures out of his ass.
S is the overall shape or droopiness of the bottom, C represents how spherical the buttocks are, B measures muscular wobble or bounce, while F records the firmness.

V is the hip to waist ratio, or symmetry of the bottom, and T measures the skin texture and presence of cellulite.
I just love it when science is used for practical applications.