Saturday, August 04, 2007

Life is good

OK, so here I sit on a Saturday night, poolside at Camp Freehold, watching the kids swim, blogging via wireless and listening to live music. Yeah, the band just finished playing "YMCA". I said life is good--not perfect.

Friday, August 03, 2007

"Wolf at the door" wasn't always just a turn of phrase

There are reasons that our ancestors hunted and killed large predators. From the predator's perspective, we look like lunch:

Mark Patterson kicked, choked and wrestled a cougar to rescue a 12-year-old boy from the jaws of the big cat at a resort camp in south-central British Columbia.

Note that the BC conservation officers shot and killed the dangerous critter. In the US, the wildlife officers would probably blamed the kid for being in the cougar's habitat.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Now listening to...

"Death and Freedom"--the end title to the film Red Dawn. Good, good stuff. Pity it's so late, or I'd watch the flick.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We can fix him

FOXNews says this sorry excuse for human protoplasm sees nothing wrong with being a pedophile.

Me? I see nothing wrong with shooting him if he ever got near one of my kids. In my neighborhood, it'd be viewed as a public service, akin to shooting a rabid dog.

There are days...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Got...to...find...rear...sight...

Despair is setting in, and I'm throwing myself on the mercy of my readers. I have an Erma EM-1, an M1 Carbine look-alike in .22LR. It needs a rear sight assembly and the mounting screw. I've tried Numrich, Googled incessantly, placed wanted ads and everything else I can think of. I need some suggestions for where to obtain this part or a similar one that I can use in its place. (You can't use a real M1 Carbine sight--you can't dovetail that itty-bitty receiver.)

HELP!!

Freakin' eBay

eBay (*spit*) has decided that following the law isn't good enough. Instead, they're going to ban the sale of any part that can make a gun go "bang".

You know, long after they decided to be a gun unfriendly site, I continued patronizing various vendors who sold there, because by doing so I was supporting small businesses (usually) and the minimal amount I enriched eBay's coffers was more than offset by the fact I was buying gun parts using a service ran by hoplophobes. I liked that.

I suppose after mid-August, I'll be buying things elsewhere. eBay, eBye.