Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wickedly Firefly

(Via the NC Browncoats Yahoo group)

y_fish has coupled music from the Broadway show Wicked to images from Firefly and Serenity and arrived at awesome. If you don't believe me, see what Tim Minear and Joss Weadon say about it. Go check it out on her site and read the comments.

On the mark

"The police protect the People. The military protects the State. When the military becomes the police, the People become the enemies of the State."

This is a quote from Battlestar Galactica, found over at The Smallest Minority. I suggest you go read the post it came from.

Friday, January 11, 2008

You tell em, Fred!

I don't know if you caught any of last night's Republican presidential debates, but I managed a bit here and there, plus more on the Internet today. Damn, but did Fred have some strong words for some of his opponents or what. If you don't believe me, check out these "Greatest Hits Collections".

What a breath of fresh, conservative air. I'd almost thought Republicans had forgotten what they were supposed to stand for.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

SF gets its pee-pee whacked again

Anti-freedom forces will never stop. But as long as we fight, we will win. This was in my email box from the NRA-ILA:

The California State Court of Appeals announced today their decision to overturn one of the most restrictive gun bans in the country, following a legal battle by attorneys for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a previous court order against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

I bet there is some foaming about the mouth going on in the City by the Bay about now. Good.

Remember that our task is to never sleep, never quit and never surrender. Don't give the gun-grabbers another inch, and take back what they hold.

The ATF is trying to shut down an NC gun dealer

(Via Red's Trading Post)

It's amazing what happens in your own back yard. I'm really amazed that I didn't see this in some of my state's major left-wing press outlets, such as the Raleigh Noise and Disturber.

Jim’s Gun Jobbery of Fayetteville and a sister store in Wilmington have been granted a trial in their fight to keep their firearms dealer licenses.

The trial is scheduled for April 21.

The survival of Jim’s, one of the area’s most prominent gun dealers, may hinge on the outcome.

In 2004, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the gun sales licenses of the Fayetteville store and Jim’s Pawn & Gun of Wilmington. The bureau contended that the stores were lax in keeping records of their gun inventory and sales. Gun dealers are required to keep records in an effort to keep weapons away from criminals.

Both stores are owned by James M. Faircloth of Fayetteville.

The stores say their employees made a small number of unintentional mistakes in record keeping. With the high volume of business, there will be occasional lapses, they argued.

Folks, if you don't believe that the ATF is trying to shut down the firearms business in the US, just how much more evidence do you need? The drastic drop in 01 FFL holders in the past 10 years and the constant attacks on gun shops for inadvertent paperwork violations are just the beginning. Gun owners are winning the war for our freedoms on many fronts, but we're in danger of being overrun from the rear.

I opened the door and in flew Enza

I just found this on the Adjutant Briefing site. Since it isn't really played up, I wanted to bring it to everyone's notice. It's the Montgomery County (MD) Influenza Stay At Home Toolkit. This is good basic information that you should print out now and file away for future reference.

You might also want to visit the home of the hosting site, Promising Practices. It has a state-by-state resource listing and influenza resources by topic (models for care, mitigation and so on). Looks interesting.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

This just in

My Internet spies have sent me the following from the National Shooting Sports Foundation:

Citi Merchant Services and First Data Corp. are refusing to process any credit card transactions between federally licensed firearms retailers, distributors and manufacturers -- a move which will severely limit available inventory of firearms and ammunition to military, law enforcement and law-abiding Americans.

In their letter of termination, Citi says they are terminating CDNN's merchant account because of non-face-to-face guns sales, which Citi claims violate the 68 GCA. Thus, they are demonstrating their utter ignorance of both the law and how the firearms business legally operates. They are also taking $75,000 of CDNN's money, which they are in control of, to fund "future chargebacks". Of course, if none show up, CDNN can have their funds back in 6 months.

Here's hoping CDNN sues the pants off them. And if you'd like to pass your thoughts along to them yourself, you can contact them at 888-299-4391. That's a toll-free call folks--they get to pick up the dime while you let them have a piece of your mind.

Now if you will all excuse me, I'm going to check my wallet and make sure I don't have an Citigroup credit cards. Damn asshats.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Spinning vinyl

Remember when music came on large vinyl circles called "records"? Remember being able to go to Peaches Records to buy these items? (I remember the Peaches in Grensboro, NC opening like it was yesterday. Instead, it was almost 30 year ago. I hate getting old.)

Well, if you're in the Asheboro, NC area, we're still blessed with a real record store. You can read about The Record Store here.