24 February 2007

Now isn't this ironic

I think we can safely say that this is massively ironic on the part of the Mexican government to protest that Americans were 10 yards on the Mexican side of border.

One can assume they see nothing wrong with sending millions of illegals into our country... but hey, 10 yards inside Mexcian terriorty and Houston, we have a problem!

23 February 2007

Chippendales won't face charges

Police shut down a sold-out show at Jake's Sports Cafe on Feb. 16, saying a Chippendale with his pants open thrust his hips in a woman's face. The dancers were accused of performing a sexually oriented show without the proper permits.

Scott Stephenson, owner of Jake's Sports Cafe, said he was plans to invite the all-male troupe of shirtless, beefcake dancers back.

I'm sure all the fat, single, forty something women in Lubbock can't wait!

McCain = jackass

Thinking of voting for that jackass McCain? I mean, if you were stupid enough to support someone who is soft on terror, weak on border security and who practically killed the 1st amendment with his buddy Feingold then you're an idiot.

This article, H/T to Outlaw 13, shows that not only is John McCain a jackass, he's a piece of shit too.

U.S. tourist breaks mugger's neck

Get some!

This story just warms my heart. Here you have a group of retirees minding their own business, on vacation enjoying their golden years, and all these 3 stupid punks saw was a busload of opportunity and easy money. Surprise!

22 February 2007

Jim Zumbo, Staples Stock Clerk

I must be living in a vacuum. Grant tells me that the use of 'box cutters' have a rapidly growing following among stockmen, especially office supply workers. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these dangerous utensils.

Two clowns shot dead at circus

Sic Semper Comedicus!

They were probably scary clowns.

21 February 2007

The Dog

Well, considering we've had nothing but shooting oriented posts as of late, I figured it was time to post something a less testosterone filled for our readers of the female persuasion.

Here you see Remi - who's about as big as she's gonna get; probably pushing 55-60 pounds if I were to make a guess.

Thus far, any early promise she showed as a huntin' dog have pretty much gone down the drain. And at long last I'm ok with that. To be honest it pretty much pissed me off when we'd go to work on her retrieving and she'd retrieve perfectly for a coupla times and then "poof" no more retrieving whatsoever.

If she starts to show some promise and interest in it as she gets out of her adolescent stage, we'll start working on it again, but for now we're just working on her being a good girl and a good member of the family - sitting, staying, and coming when she's called. Most of the time she does pretty well at that.

As you can see in the picture, she's still very much in that chewing stage, although in her defense, she can go a lot longer without adult supervision. I think she's up to about 45 seconds now.

All in all, she's a great dog, jumps up in bed every morning and licks my face to wake me up and there's really not many better things in life than that.

20 February 2007

You want more shooting?

This was a stage called "The Maze" from this past weekend's 3-gun. I enjoyed this one a bunch too - lots of trigger time...

Showing there's more than one way to skin a cat, here's the Sarge running the same stage - keep in mind that he has a scope on his rifle, and I don't - I figured that the amount of time I'd spend trying to find the front sight from where he engaged the 3rd, 4th and 5th array could be made up by me moving up and hosing from a lot closer. Since this was a 32-33 round stage, I had to reload once - and the Sarge used his spiffy 40 round mag to get around it. All in all, a fun one.

19 February 2007

USPSA match

Some videos of your intrepid reporters at the Tattler. Got everyone except the little Girl...

Here's Dan the man:

And our loyal webmaster JR (without tripping, I might add - good show!)

And finally, yours truly during an ugly run.... but hey, I was tired!

Dzumbo Follow-up

Remington's done the right thing. Make sure you respond appropriately with your next purchase.
Remington to Sever Sponsorship Ties with Jim Zumbo

Madison, North Carolina – As a result of comments made by Mr. Jim Zumbo in recent postings on his blog site, Remington Arms Company, Inc., has severed all sponsorship ties with Mr. Zumbo effective immediately. While Mr. Zumbo is entitled to his opinions and has the constitutional right to freely express those opinions, these comments are solely his, and do not reflect the views of Remington.

“Remington has spent tens of millions of dollars defending our Second Amendment rights to privately own and possess firearms and we will continue to vigorously fight to protect these rights,” commented Tommy Millner, Remington’s CEO and President. “As hunters and shooters of all interest levels, we should strive to utilize this unfortunate occurrence to unite as a whole in support of our Second Amendment rights.”

We regret having to terminate our long-standing relationship with Mr. Zumbo, who is a well-respected writer and life-long hunter.
Only one correction: he might be a life-long hunter, but he is no longer well-respected.

Hunting With Jim Zumbo

Hey - wanna see what happens when you piss off gun owners? Click on the link above and see.

The back story is that Jim Zumbo went off on a personal rant about how scary-looking rifles like AR-15s and AK-47s don't belong in hunting venues, and should be banned from public hunting lands.

This ignorant tirade in an otherwise pro-gun publication, sponsored by a firearms manufacturer was what we in the corporate world call a CLM: Career-Limiting Move.

Since Outdoor Life has closed Mr. Zumbo's blog, I'll present you with the text below. I can't say what Jim Zumbo was thinking when he wrote this silliness, but I'm sure he thought the Second Amendment only applied to hunting, and not the right to keep and bear arms. I bet he knows better now.
Assault Rifles For Hunters?
As I write this, I'm hunting coyotes in southeastern Wyoming with Eddie Stevenson, PR Manager for Remington Arms, Greg Dennison, who is senior research engineer for Remington, and several writers. We're testing Remington's brand new .17 cal Spitfire bullet on coyotes.

I must be living in a vacuum. The guides on our hunt tell me that the use of AR and AK rifles have a rapidly growing following among hunters, especially prairie dog hunters. I had no clue. Only once in my life have I ever seen anyone using one of these firearms.

I call them "assault" rifles, which may upset some people. Excuse me, maybe I'm a traditionalist, but I see no place for these weapons among our hunting fraternity. I'll go so far as to call them "terrorist" rifles. They tell me that some companies are producing assault rifles that are "tackdrivers."

Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don't need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I've always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don't use assault rifles. We've always been proud of our "sporting firearms."

This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don't need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let's divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries [sic] and woods.
Seriously, have you ever seen anything as ignorant from an allegedly pro-gun writer? Adios, Zumbo...we hardly knew ye.

18 February 2007

Knock Knock!

Really enjoyed this house clearing stage at the 3 gun match yesterday.

‘McMissile’ moment lands mother in jail

Hey, Big D...
"I guess we inadvertently merged back in front of her," Fowle said. "She apparently took that as some sort of aggressive maneuver on our part."

The next thing they knew, Fowle said, Hall was pulling up in the emergency lane and "chucking a big, supersized McDonald's cup at us." It flew diagonally across Ballin and onto Fowle. "It was gross and sticky and got all over me and the front of our car, the dashboard and the windshield," Fowle said.
There are 2 sides to every story:
Hall, whose family was driving from North Carolina to New York for a family party, saw the situation differently. She said she had never driven that route and was trying to keep up with her father's truck when Ballin cut in front of her the second time, causing her to swerve onto the shoulder. She said she was worried because her [in-labor, pregnant] sister's bulging belly almost slammed into the dashboard.

Hall's next move was wrong, she said, but she felt provoked.

"It was past me ignoring him. I'm not going to lie; I was cursing him," she said. "I took the McDonald's cup. I tossed it over my car."
Sounds like he had it coming. But here comes the LAW to the rescue:
Elsasser argued in court that had Ballin been hit by the drink, he might have gotten into a serious accident with injuries. Hall also was found guilty of reckless driving, assault against Ballin and assault and battery against Fowle. For her conviction on those charges, the jury recommended she be fined $1,000.
Instead a fine and community service, she got 2 years in prison for a felony. Hopefully, the judge will step in at sentencing.