27 May 2006

Huge White Cock

The Girl and I drove to Wichita Falls today to shoot the "Front Side Championship" at Double Tap Ranch. It's my birthday, and I like to grant one wish to a friend. Since she was nice enough to ride with me, I decided to give her that wish.

I asked what she'd like, and, well...here it is.

Man, 33, marries woman, 104

A 33-year-old man in northern Malaysia has married a 104-year-old woman, saying mutual respect and friendship had turned to love, a news report said. It was Muhamad Noor Che Musa's first marriage and his wife's 21st,

I hope he has a pair of leather gloves and an oyster shucker for the honeymoon. He'll need them.

26 May 2006

Dog Rescues Boy, 9, From Colorado River

A Labrador retriever rescued a 9-year-old survivor of hurricane Katrina from a river after the boy's raft hit a log and he fell overboard, authorities said.
The 2-year-old Lab, named Zion, jumped in the river and swam to Ryan after he began screaming for help, said Chelsea Bennett, 13, the dog's owner. Ryan held on to Zion as the dog swam back to the bank.

Now that is a good puppy dog.

Texas to Soon Have Country's Highest Speed Limit

WOO HOO! We win!
Several hundred miles of Interstates 10 and 20 in west Texas will soon have the highest posted speed limits in the country. A measure which takes effect next month will allow Tex-DOT to raise the speed limit to 80 miles an hour on Interstate 10 between Kerr and Culverson counties, and on Interstate 20 in Ward and Culberson counties.

"One of the fascinating things we've already learned from raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 is that the accident and fatality rate has actually gone down in those counties, because people get where they're going faster."

Man Arrested For Robbing Round Rock Bank

From the other JR in Round Rock, where this master criminal operated:
"After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, Gunn calmly sat in the bank lobby.

The police department is located half a block from the bank and police were able to close off the area around the bank. Traffic was rerouted around the bank for under an hour, police say."
Maybe he was just unclear on the whole bank-robbing concept...
Members of the SWAT team entered the bank and Gunn surrendered. No weapon was used during the robbery and no one was injured.

Strippers Fight Outside Burning Club; At Least One Arrested

There is a headline you don't see every day.
A huge fire gutted a Metro East adult entertainment club Thursday evening. It happened at C-Mowes Show Club, located at 111th and Forest Avenue in Washington Park, Il.
The video is a little funny, but they should have named the club Mowes House Of Bruises and Track Marks.

Florida teen does good

Just when you're starting to worry about the future of our country, a story like this comes along. The kid did good!!

Not pissed yet? Read on.

Still not pissed at the way the United States Senate is destroying the United States by pandering to the open borders/illegal crowd? Take a gander at this amendment, passed IN A FREAKING REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED SENATE. YES, I'M PISSED! H/T to Michelle Malkin, who continues to be all over the fiasco that is the US Senate's immigration bill.

"Senator Dodd's S.Amdt.4089 contains the following language:
(b) CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT.--Consultations between United States and Mexican authorities at the federal, state, and local levels concerning the construction of additional fencing and related border security structures along the United States-Mexico border shall be undertaken prior to commencing any new construction, in order to solicit the views of affected communities, lessen tensions and foster greater understanding and stronger cooperation on this and other important issues of mutual concern."

"S.Amdt.4188 - Specter: Managers' amendment, a collection of amendments, including Dodd's S.Amdt.4089 that requires local, state and federal governments to consult with Mexican counterpart authorities before commencing new construction, was PASSED on a 56 - 41 vote."

We had all better start calling our Congressmen. It's clear the Senate, even a Republican controlled one, is lost to the dark side.

25 May 2006

German Farmer To Auction Toilet Seat Used By Paris Hilton

An enterprising German farmer is hoping to cash in on a recent Paris Hilton restroom break at his home by auctioning off the toilet seat she sat on. Hilton was caught short on a recent helicopter flight in Europe and demanded the pilot land his toilet-free chopper. The farmer, who offered up his toilet, is now looking to auction the seat his celebrity guest sat on.
I'd be framing that thing and hanging it above the fireplace.

Trooper Stuck in Concrete During Chase

A chase through a construction zone landed a state police cruiser in wet concrete Wednesday afternoon. The van it was chasing crashed farther up the highway and the driver, who fled on foot, was then hit by a tractor-trailer.
Nice work, boys.

24 May 2006

The Media fails. Once again.

Anyone surprised you don't see this story on CNN? Didn't think so.

Read it all.

And pass it on.

H/T to Outlaw13, recently back from Betty Ford, where he lost 15 pounds and incinerated countless pieces of plywood into oblivion. Or maybe he was out training. Yeah, that was it.... ;)

Woman's Toes Licked By Man Hiding Under Car

This one's for my pals in the Tulsa PD. Crime strikes in the most unlikely places.
I felt something lick my foot," the woman said. "I looked at him and I said, 'What in the hell are you doing?' And that's exactly what I said, 'What are you doing?'
Seems obvious to me. Duh.

23 May 2006

The Four Rules - Absolutes?

The Four Rules
1. All firearms are loaded
2. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy
3. Keep your finger off the trigger unless your sights are on the target
4. Be sure of your target and what is behind it
There's been a bit of talk going on about the 4 rules of firearm safety. I'd like to open this up for discussion. While I do agree that under most situations, these rules ARE absolute. However, there are times that they are NOT.
For example, #2. I have heard of a few occasions from police types that their new officers are so beat down about never ever pointing a gun at a person that when it comes time for them to do so in the course of their job, they can't do it; or struggle mentally to do so. I can also think of a scenario where a loved one is being held hostage in your home - you arrive home from work and hear screaming, run to see what's going on and there's a man holding a gun/knife/whatever to your significant other's head. You ARE going to end up pointing your gun at your spouse if you choose to engage the threat. Are you going to not do so; in order that you may stick with rule #2?
Concerning rule #3. Let's say that you have 2 bad guys, with a hostage/spouse/whatever between them. Are you going to engage bad guy #1, somehow avoid pointing your pistol at the hostage in the middle and thereby violating rule #2, take your finger completely off the trigger and then re-engage the trigger when the muzzle has been moved to bad guy #2? Granted, your chances of EVER having to do this are probably less than getting struck by lightening, but to say that a scenario such as this would be impossible would be kidding yourself. Instead of the old standby of "keep your finger off the trigger" I like better the concept that the most basic skill you must master in shooting is properly controlling the trigger. If you learn to properly control the trigger, you're well on your way to mastering the skill of shooting.
Concerning #4. The body must be an acceptable bullet trap. I by no means advocate or advise anyone to spray and pray, whether it's at a match or on the street. I would also like to think that I would have the ability to figure out pass through angles, etc if I am ever unfortunate enough to be involved in a shooting. However, I would also like to think that the bullets I choose to carry will not over-penetrate the target and I'm not going to spend a lot of time worrying about it if it comes down to nut cuttin' time.
There are other rules that bear consideration.
Let's say you have a squib round. If you're at the practice range, or the match - you are instantly (if the safety officer is paying attention) told to stop. However, what are you going to do in a life or death scenario? I don't know about you, but I'm pulling the trigger again and hoping the stuck round makes it out the barrel. For the record, I HAVE seen that happen and know it's possible.
Let's say you have a jam. The mother of all jams. Slide's stuck and won't come back, no matter how hard you tap/rack/click/tap/rack/click.... The usual fix for this (and don't try this at home children, without me actually showing you how to do it) is to grasp the top of the slide with your weak hand, and then smash your strong hand into the grip of the pistol. 99% of the time, that works. But let's say you're in a gunfight - and you don't have time! I once saw an honest to goodness old school lawman do this one time in a match - I NEVER would have thought about doing it to my weapons. He was behind cover engaging the targets. Gun jammed as described. He spent countless seconds trying to clear it. He then gripped the gun tightly with both hands and punched the barrel he was hiding behind with the muzzle of his pistol. The shooter calmly racked the slide, ejected the stuck case, and started shooting again. (in the process violating rule #2 - I'm sure he didn't plan to destroy the barrel).
I think the 4 rules are a fantastic guideline for life at the range, or around your house, or out hunting with your friends or just about anywhere in your day to day life that you'll be touching a gun.
But in a gunfight, they could also get you killed.
I'll close with a couple of quotes, one from a movie, and one from someone who's been there, done that and has the t-shirt, scars, and medals to prove it. First, from the movie Blackhawk Down - "My finger is my safety." And from a warrior - "I don't want shooters who can think. I want thinkers who can shoot." Hope this gets YOU thinking.

U.S. man seeks $1.6 mln in dead dog suit

I gotta get me one of those dead dog suits...

Seriously, don't they have proofreaders at major news agencies?


Once again, Ann Coulter hits the nail right on the head.

On the bright side, if President Bush's amnesty proposal for illegal immigrants ends up hurting Republicans and we lose Congress this November, maybe the Democrats will impeach him and we'll get Cheney as president. At least Bush has dropped his infernal references to slacker Americans when talking about illegal immigrants. In his speech Monday night, instead of 47 mentions of "jobs Americans won't do," Bush referred only once to "jobs Americans are not doing" — which I take it means other than border enforcement and intelligence-gathering at the CIA. For the record, I'll volunteer right now to clean other people's apartments if I don't have to pay taxes on what I earn. Also, someone must have finally told Bush that the point about America being a "nation of immigrants" is moronic. All nations are "nations of immigrants" — as Peter Brimelow pointed out brilliantly in his 1992 article in National Review on immigration, which left nothing for anyone else to say (Time to Rethink immigration? ). Of the "nation of immigrants" locution, Brimelow says: "No discussion of U.S. immigration policy gets far without someone making this helpful remark. As an immigrant myself, I always pause respectfully. You never know. Maybe this is what they're taught to chant in schools nowadays, a sort of culticultural Pledge of Allegiance. ... Do they really think other nations sprouted up out of the
ground?" Brimelow then ran through the Roman, Saxon, Viking, Norman-French, Welsh and Celtic immigrant influences in Britain alone. Instead of a moratorium on new immigration, I'd settle for a moratorium on the use of the expression "We're a nation of immigrants." Throw in a ban on "Diversity is our strength" and you've got my vote for life. Bush has also apparently learned that the word "amnesty" does not poll well. On Monday night, he angrily denounced the idea of amnesty just before proposing his own amnesty program. The difference between Bush's amnesty program and "amnesty" is: He'd give amnesty only to people who have been breaking our laws for many years — not just a few months. (It's the same program that allows Ted Kennedy to stay in the Senate.) Bush calls this the "rational middle ground" because it recognizes the difference between "an illegal immigrant who crossed the border recently and someone who has worked here for many years." Yes, the difference is: One of them has been breaking the law longer. If our criminal justice system used that logic, a single murder would get you the death penalty, while serial killers would get probation. Bush claimed the only other alternative — I assume this is the "irrational extreme" — is "a program of mass deportation." Really? Is the only alternative to legalizing tax cheats "a program of mass arrest of tax cheats"? This is the logic of the pro-abortion zealots (aka "the Democratic Party"): Either lift every single restriction on abortion or ... every woman in America will be impregnated by her father and die in a back-alley abortion! Those are your only two answers? Do you need another minute? How about the proposal made on
Brimelow's Web site, Vdare.com, that illegal immigrants be told they have two months to leave the country voluntarily and not have their breaking of our immigration laws held against them when they apply for citizenship from their home countries — or not leave and be banned from U.S. citizenship forever? Or how about just not giving illegal aliens green cards — as Bush is proposing — and deport them when we catch them? Instead of choosing immigrants based on the longevity of their lawbreaking, another idea is to choose the immigrants we want, for example, those who speak English or have special skills. (And by "special skills" I don't mean giving birth to an anchor baby in a border-town emergency room.) Why not use immigration the way sports teams use the draft — to upgrade our roster? We could take our pick of the world's engineers, doctors, scientists, uh ... smoking-hot Latin guys who stand around not wearing shirts between workouts. Or, you know, whatever ... As Peter Brimelow says in his book AlienNation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster, why not choose immigrants who are better than us? Bush thinks it's not fair to favor people with special skills — a policy evidenced by his Harriet Miers pick. How about this: It's not fair to want to go out with someone just because that person is attractive and has a good personality because it discriminates against people who are ugly with bad social skills! That's our immigration policy. Press "1" for English; press "2" for a new president ...


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21 May 2006

Two Saudi men arrested for boarding school bus to Wharton High School

I'm sure this was just a harmless mistake.

I'm sure it wasn't something akin to a dry run or anything like that.

And just what the hell was wrong with the bus driver that LET these guys on the bus?

Nagin Wins Re-Election As Big Easy Mayor

Stupid is as stupid does. You asked for it, New Orleans - you got it. While Ray's sipping Starbucks and champagne, you will continue to dig yourself out from the rubble on your own.

If you haven't seen New Orleans lately, you owe yourself a trip there for some sightseeing. You won't believe your eyes. Most of the city still looks like the hurricane happened last week.

As for all the absentee votes that were cast - why don't you people go home already?