Thursday, September 02, 2004

Support out troops--with humor

(Via This Is True)

There are a lot of sites out there that are organizing efforts to support our troops overseas. This Is True, one of my favorite reads, is doing it with a little humor--the famous (infamous in some humor-impaired circles) Get Out Of Hell Free cards.

You can add your support here. And while you're at it, sign up for his free This Is True newsletter. It costs you nothing, and it's priceless.


Apparently, the State of Florida thinks that you shouldn't be allowed to fix you own house, or ask friends to help you.

A man flies from New York to Florida to help a friend in need, who's house was damaged by Hurricane Charley, and now faces a felony charge and a $5000 fine.

Being the nasty SOB I can be, I hope the 2 deputies, the 2 inspectors and all the other bureaucratic idiots involved find themselves in this position after Hurricane Frances passes. And I hope they find themselves...friendless.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the last honest Democrat

If you missed Zell Miller's speech last night, you missed something truly important. (Read the transcript.) You missed the last remnant of the party I used to be a part of.

Of course, the Democrats are absolutely screaming. They've been held up to a mirror, and they don't like what they see. So of course, they trot out their old panoply of lies and blame, hoping that no one else looks in the mirror.

Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric.


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Wictory Wednesday

It's Wictory Wednesday, folks. Time to join all us Wictory Wednesday bloggers

and donate and or volunteer to be sure that George Bush wins re-election as President. We survived 8 years of Clinton--could we survive 4 years of Hanoi John? I don't care to know the answer...

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Just in case

Choosing Your Battle Rifle

And if you want one with all the evil features, just keep an eye on the AWB Countdown to Freedom timer on the left.

You can send this to a gun-grabber you know and love...

in hopes of helping them overcome their hoplophobic ways. Or you can send it to them just to PO them.

Legal quotes, courtesy of

My favorite:

The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the 'High Powers' delegated directly to the citizen by the United States Constitution, Amendment II, and "is excepted out of the general powers of government". A law cannot be passed to infringe upon it or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the law-making power.

-Supreme Court of Texas, Cockrum v. State of Texas (1859).

Seagate lawsuit update


Earlier this month I noted that Seagate, the hard drive manufacturer, was suing a former employee because he might reveal some of their trade secrets.

Common sense isn't dead. It may be coughing up blood, but it isn't dead. The court has rejected the Seagate lawsuit.

This part bears noting:

"All parties agree that Dr. Goglia is a man of unquestioned integrity and that he is well aware of his duties to his former employer in protecting its trade secrets from use by or disclosure to his new employer," said the judge in her ruling.

Really? Funny how this man of "unquestioned integrity" was simply going to be unable to refrain form spilling the beans on Seagate's operations to his new employer, at least according to Seagate's lawyers. Got to wonder if it's time to hire some new attorneys at Seagate.

Computer professionals, you may return to job-hopping now.

Irradiating the truth

Remember Chernobyl? That was some scary stuff, especially if you lived in Europe. Alexander Yuvchenko was there. Interesting reading--sort of like a report from the gates of Hell.

Another great Chernobyl site is Kiddofspeed. Heck of a ride, I'd guess.

Nice to know we're smarter with our reactors. I hope.

Wading into the Great Debate

{via Kim du Toit)

If you're a shooter, you've doubtless heard and probably participated in the Great Debate about the 5.56 NATO round. (For those who aren't shooters and don't have the foggiest notion what I'm talking about, it's an argument about whether or not size matters.)

The American Thinker has this excellent article on the subject. It, among other things, convinced me that while I'd like to own an AR pattern rifle (I used an M-16 in the Army wa-a-a-y back when) for fun, I'd better own a more substantial caliber as well. Just in case, of course.