22 December 2006

The Kids are Home from College

The boy's home from OU, and all his other friends are in town, too. He asked if he could have a few friends over. There were about 20 when I went to sleep last night.

Pictured is the aftermath. There was a note promising clean-up, whenever he woke up. So...about 3pm, I expect. Personally, I think they're vampires.

21 December 2006

Parachutist survives fall

And tell me again why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane??

Ever think if you wanted to give parachuting a try, like these blokes?

His ordeal was witnessed by John Siddles, a local man, and his 18-year-old son, Adam. The pair were at a nearby lookout watching the parachutists to decide if they wanted to try it themselves.

Great timing, don't you think?

“We drove to the site where the skydiver landed and asked if we could help, but fellow skydivers had landed nearby and had things under control. It was a bit yucky. We decided it’s not for us.”

Terror alert for England

As if it weren't bad enough that the muslims are blowing themselves up during Ramadan. Now we've got to worry that they're going to be blowing themselves up during Christmas too.

This report seems to go hand in hand with Newsweek's article on the "12 brothers" that have been training with AQ in Pakistan.

Luckily for us though, the Democrats are just about officially in power in Washington and they'll keep us safe and sound.

Flu pandemic could kill up to 81 million people

Just in time for the holidays, MSNBC resorts to fear-mongering and hysteria. Why report on an influenza pandemic? Because the threat of one currently exists? Nah. Just because - it's a slow news day. Here's some more hard-hitting journalism:
One surprise in the new study was the huge variation in how different countries would be affected by a pandemic. The study estimates that 96 percent of the deaths would occur in the developing world. Murray and colleagues noted there was a 30-fold or more variation in mortality.
Okay - everyone that's surprised by this factoid, please raise your hands. Noboby? Yeah, I thought so. That's because mud-eating hut-dwellers don't have access to simple things like basic sanitation, running water, and medical care. Here's some more research from Doctor Obvious and company:
Another question is the impact a flu pandemic would have on those infected with HIV. Seasonal influenza exacts a heavy toll on those with weakened immune systems. So, in the case of a new pandemic flu, Murray’s estimate might be optimistic.
Wait - do you mean to tell me that SICK people are more prone to dying from influenza? Shocked, I am.

And what's the referential disease in this article, the main reason for this needless "don't panic!" article? Why, the well-known, deadly H5N1 bird flu, which has killed...um...tens of people. In third-world countries, where chickens live in the same domiciles as those infected.

What a waste of my time to blog this. Sheesh.

20 December 2006

Basic AR operation

Cute little video; good for showing a brand new shooter how the AR works.

Plus, she's really cute!

19 December 2006

Fool me once, shame on you...

Is anyone surprised that the same Secretary General of the UN that oversaw the oil for food fiasco has been mooching off the taxpayers of New York for decades?

The questions multiply. Did Kofi Annan ever give up the lease on his old Roosevelt Island apartment? If he did, how did it end up in the possession of his brother's family? Why does the nephew appear to be the chief occupant today of an apartment that under Mitchell-Lama guidelines is meant for a low- to moderate-income New York family of between 5 and 6 people?

Kofi Annan's former dwelling is not the sole source of Roosevelt Island's Mitchell-Lama mysteries. The enclave is known for its heavy concentration of U.N. staff, many of whom receive U.N. housing allowances on top of whatever savings they might enjoy at the expense of New York state taxpayers.

The questions about the Annan apartment are not the first about various Annan family ventures to have emerged only to go unanswered.

The secretary-general misled the press for years about the nature of his son's business involvement with the Oil-for-Food program. When asked at a press conference last year about a Mercedes that his son shipped into Ghana in 1998 under false use of the secretary-general's name and the U.N. seal, Mr. Annan ducked the question by accusing the reporter of being a bad journalist.

All of this from a holier than thou crook who should be tossed out of the United States on his ass at our earliest opportunity. Hopefully soon to be followed by the remainder of the UN...

Chamberlain, part deux


You want shooting video? Here ya go.

YouTube is pissing me off. So here's some shooting video I stored over at Viddler.

Okay - now Viddler's about to get fired. To see the videos, use the link above. Sheesh...technology.

18 December 2006

Nice antlers!

Here's the Trixonator shooting her (LOUD) open gun on a field course this weekend.

Nice holiday touch, by the way...

Dutch women's breasts getting bigger

Dutch women are getting bigger breasts and 32 percent of them now have a D-cup or bigger compared with 20 percent five years ago.

This is one of the most fascinating articles I've read in a long time.

Hermaphroditic deer with seven legs ‘tasty’

Rick Lisko hunts deer with a bow but got his most unusual one driving his truck down his mile-long driveway. The young buck had nub antlers — and seven legs. Lisko said it also had both male and female reproductive organs. "It was definitely a freak of nature," Lisko said. "I guess it's a real rarity.”

"And by the way, I did eat it," Lisko said. "It was tasty."

Mmm mmm good!

Runner Fails Gender Test, Loses Medal

An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal. Shanti Sounderajan, 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second.

One Doctor was overheard saying, "Wow, she's got a pretty big set of balls for a chick."

Man Strangles Grandmother With Christmas Lights

You know, there's nothing like the holidays for families to get together, and kill each other with decorations.

DFW gun show calendar

If you're like me, you're always wondering when the next gun show's going to be. This handy little site has what looks like a pretty complete calendar of local DFW shows...


Ya'll in Houston be careful now!

PC, DC etc - ya'll be careful down there!!

Weekend shooting

Here's a quicky little stage from our DAPS match at Elm Fork yesterday. Good stage for me, Limited stage win, taking down a couple of GMs and one M class shooter...