Thursday, December 13, 2007

Read this book

(Via Gun Talk)

I have to listen to Gun Talk via podcast, since no radio station here will dare to carry a show about *gasp* guns! That means I'm usually behind. I wish I wasn't, because a lot of people I know would have gotten this for Christmas. This is an important book.

The Great New Orleans Gun Grab: Descent Into Anarchy is the real story of what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Mayor Ray Nagin's attempted confiscation of firearms from the population. Not what the major media told us, but the real story as told to the authors by the people who had to suffer through it. It also has a lot of other tales from that time that our government and the media would prefer disappear down the memory hole.

Spread the word, folks.

What a wimp

(Via the Drudge Report)

State police say a teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself in a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat.

O-o-o-o-K...I've got nothing for this one.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

High geekery--Time Nuts

OK, this gets a 9.0 on the WayCool-o-Meter.

Amateur Time Hackers Play With Atomic Clocks at Home


Be sure to catch Part 2 when it comes out.

Oh, and I must have one of the hockey puck clocks. Anybody know their proper name?

Santa Claus, data thief

Well, sort of. At least it's nice to know that other countries have people who are fully as stupid as some of our citizens.

Santa Claus could be breaking privacy laws in his collection and use of data about British children, experts have warned.

I hope the experts all get a nice lump of coal in their stocking.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Something you're not going to see a lot of in the Lame-stream Media

I haven't blogged much about the recent spate of shootings. Others, such as Say Uncle, Michael Bane and others have been there since the beginning, and are doing a fine job. No need for "Me too!"

However, there is one thing that I want to point out. In the Colorado church shootings, one brave woman with a gun put an end to a nutjob's rampage. Jeanne Assam, a lot of people owe you a debt. You saved their lives and added a bit of chlorine to the gene pool at the same time.

I'd heard about this lady early today, and checked the major news sites for confirmation. Nothing. It didn't fit their script, so it must not have happened. However, tonight I found the story link on the Drudge Report. And surprise, surprise! It's now on the majors as well. Don't you know they're hating this. It's not bad enough a good gal with a gun stopped this guy, but they're forced to print the story they'd rather bury just to keep up with the new media. (Got to hate that Internet thingy. Why, anybody with a keyboard can just put news up there--no editors or anything!)

Us gunnies know that when one wannabe famous wacko with a gun decides to go out in a hail of bullets, we'll have several more who try to one up him. This time, someone with a gun was there to stop the challenger. It'll be interesting to see if another one steps up for his turn, or if Jeanne Assam saves the lives of people she's never met in a city she's never visited--simply because of what she did yesterday.