Thursday, October 13, 2005

The end of an era

If you've been around radio scanners and scanning for long, you know all about Police Call. Police Call is the source for frequency information.

Well, Wired is reporting that Gene Hughes, the man who started and has published Police Call since 1964, is retiring. Worse yet, the 2005 edition will be the last. Gene thinks that the Internet has effectively replaced the printed book as a resource.

Gene, don't do it! Retire if you like, but please pass Police Call along to someone to continue. There are still things in your books that the Internet doesn't know about or get right.

This is too important a resource to loose.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Tax reform?

(Via Drudge)

Not in our lifetimes, apparently. Bloomberg is reporting that the President's tax panel is looking at curbing various tax benefits and maybe doing away with the Alternative Minimum Tax *spit*, but that there be no, I repeat, NO fundamental changes in the tax system at the Federal level.

Well isn't that just precious? Mr. President, thank you so f'ing much for selling us down the river--AGAIN! You bring shame to your party, which we fools thought stood for smaller and less intrusive government. I hope the shade of Ronald Reagan dogs you for the rest of your life.

Memo to the Republican Party: I quit!

First the Democrats leave me. Now it appears the Republicans have left me as well. The Libertarians don't represent a real alternative as far as I'm concerned. Socialists are only useful for target practice. Where do I go?

Bring on the collapse of "civilization". At least our lying, traitorous politicians will be out of our lives.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

You go for days with nothing much to blog

and then there is all sorts of stuff out there you want to comment on. Due to a lack of time I'll have to keep it brief.

Found on CNET's

On Drudge, I note:

From various sources on the Internet:
Interesting notes from other bloggers:
  • The Capitalist Lion has two (1 and 2 ) very good posts on the UN's latest temper tantrum--they want to control the root DNS servers for the Internet. I don't think so. Let them go screw up a relief mission somewhere.
  • GeekWithA.45 has the best take on the drink can in the NY subway fiasco. You know, I may just have to watch Caddy Shack tonight.
  • Obnoxious Droppings has identified the next big thing. They ought to go over real big during the next election cycle.
  • Says Uncle brings us the latest in Homeland InSecurity/Zero Intelligence Tolerance news. Yo, Uncle! Some permalinks, please?
Well, that will have to do. Lunch time is over--it's back to the salt mines.

Edited 10/11/2005 @ 9:32. Uncle points out his permalinks are the post title. I shal refrain from comment. :-)

Monday, October 10, 2005

Is this a great country or what?

Despite the fact that I get really disgusted with the US on a fairly regular basis, you have to love a country where you can get a $30 license and then have guns and ammo delivered to your door via Big Brown Santa. Case (cases, perhaps?) in point:

Yes boys and girls, that is an e-e-evil Yugoslavian 59/66 SKS rifle (known to gun fearing wimps far and wide as a "horrible, high capacity assault rifle that can only used to shoot innocent children" {smirk}), complete with evil bayonet and even eviler grenade launcher (grenades not included).

Also included for extra evil are 2 980 round cases of South African 7.62x51, an 800 round case of Polish 7.62x54R and a 384 round can of Korean 30-06.

This is my first purchase on my C&R (Curio and Relic) license, which allows gun nuts the country over to buy obsolete military guns, with which we proceed to terrorize countless paper targets, helpless skeets, hapless golfballs, 2 liter bottles of water and other sundry objects.

Oh wow! Bonus evil! The SKS's new home:

Those thuds you hear are gun-fearing wimps passing out.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Your weekly Carnival of Cordite Fix

The Carnival is up at Resistance is Futile!--#33 in the series. Plenty of gun-based goodies to keep you occupied in your time away from the range.

Mom is home

and seems to be doing well. We'll hear more next Monday when she returns to the doctor. Keep your fingers crossed.