13 April 2007

Army won't replace M4

Yes, we've found something that gets rid of the reliability problems of the M4/M16 and it's gas system.

No, we're not going to replace it with said system.

In an Army that appears to have as many lawyers on the front line as fighting men, this doesn't surprise me.

Instead of putting new tools in the hands of our warfighters who need them NOW, the Army instead is waiting for "the development of a new rifle firing an airburst round...." An AIRBURST round? Good God man.

Never mind that the 416 system, which we have discussed here before, would be a fairly inexpensive replacement for the existing M4/M16 rifles. Basically, all they would need to do is swap out uppers and you're ready to rock and roll.

But no, we're waiting for an airburst round. Crikey.

Now With Soylent Green!

Howzabout a little social experimentation? I dare ya.

12 April 2007

Tiger Stripes

Here's the finished tiger striped 1911. Pretty cool, eh??

Kimber stainless frame, with the frame cut to accept a ramped bbl.
McCormick slide
Barsto ramped bbl.
Heinie straight 8 sights, race cut
SV ambi safeties
Duracoat finish
All fit and completed by Larry up at Rock Ranch Guns.

These say it all

11 April 2007

I'm speechless

How long till Jesse Jackson is on a plane to England?

I am utterly astounded that someone said this out loud; guess it goes to show you that when you can't be re-elected your options for speaking your mind are a lot more than they are otherwise.

Sad really. People being honest about problems without having to fear the PC police would sure save us a lot of grief and money.

10 April 2007

Yeah, so?

Unless you live in a cave along the Pakistan border, you've likely been swamped with news coverage of Don Imus' little faux pas. Yeah, he called the Rutgers' ladies basketball team a group of nappy haired ho's.

And my thoughts were, and continue to be, "yeah, so?"

I mean, really folks. I was brought up to believe that if someone insults you, consider the source. If it's from someone you respect, then you've got a problem. If it's not, then who cares? And if it's from some old, hacked out, has been of a radio host who also happens to be an idiot, then who really cares what he thinks or says? What's his audience size anyway, a coupla hundred?

If you don't like the tripe that comes out of his mouth, don't turn on his show. End of story.

However, now it would appear that we've got at least a two week news cycle because you surely know that when he comes back on the air in two weeks everyone will continue to ask him if he's managed to properly apologize or not yet.

Between this jackass' comments, and the discovery of just who the father of Anna's baby is, you'd think nothing else was going on in the world.

Yet another example of a news industry that has failed us in every respect.

08 April 2007

Run Fred Run

I really hope Fred Thompson runs for Prez.

On dealing with Iran:

If we retreat precipitously, the price for that betrayal will be paid first in blood and freedom by the Iranian people, the Kurds, the Afghanis, the secular Lebanese, the moderates in Pakistan and the Iraqis themselves. And America's word may never be trusted again.