Friday, September 12, 2008

Laughing at the Dems expense

The Smallest Minority has a collection of political cartoons for you. Finish your beer before you click. Your keyboard will thank you.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember
















And if that doesn't upset you enough, then read this.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GOP fundraising

Major Chuck has the primo idea of all time to raise funds for the GOP: hunting trips.

They really should do this. It torques all the right people.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Now with pictures!

(Via Kim du Toit)

You may recall my post about Richland County, South Carolina and their new armored vehicle. Radley Balko has a post at Reason with a picture of the new toy, complete with the Sheriff's black-suited Urban Ninja Detachment.

Gotta have infantry support for the armor, ya know.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Hurricane Preparedness

(Via Kim du Toit)

It seems that Louisiana residents outside of Nawlins are quite prepared for hurricane season, thanks so much.

"Hunting over bait" I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Heh

This window sticker came in the mail yesterday:

I suppose that sums it up sufficiently.

Well, if the duck hunting is a bit slow...

...you can always find other ways to amuse yourself, such as calling a phone sex line. And luckily for duck hunters, the Federal government is providing them with the number of one of these services.

Feds will continue selling a stamp that directs consumers to a phone sex hotline because they say it would be too costly to reprint them.

Approximately 3.5 million stamps sold by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were supposed to include a phone number to purchase the current Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting edition, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Instead of the correct phone number – 1-800-STAMP24 – the printers substituted the word "STAMP" with "TRAMP."

You have to hate it for whoever proofread those stamps, getting caught with their pants down like this and all....

Gr-r-r-r

I hate starting off a Sunday morning like this. The article is short, so I'm going to quote the whole infuriating thing:

A small fire broke out inside a building in the 3400 block of River Hills Drive in Newtown Friday night.

When firefighters opened the building they found hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Some had been fired, others had not.

"We have some concerns in the fact that we have some rather large quantities of explosive materials," said Chief Tom Driggers, of the Little Miami Joint Fire and Rescue District.

Edwin Wolfer III owns the property and the ammunition. Wolfer is licensed to own it and is a dealer.

Chief Driggers, however, said his fire department should have been made aware that it was there.

"Because of the uncertainty as to why it's in here, the quantities of it's being here – the fact that there was no permit process – we've notified the ATF," said Chief Driggers.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms along with the Hamilton County bomb squad responded to the scene.

The fire was put out quickly and no one was injured during the incident.

The case remains under investigation.

At least we don't have the usual media madness surrounding this. However, we do have the standard "only ones" BS to fisk.

When firefighters opened the building they found hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Some had been fired, others had not.

I'd love to know if the "fired" ones had cooked off due to the heat of the fire or were simply fired brass. You know chief, there is a market for fired brass, either as reloading components or as scrap. Both are totally legal pursuits.

"We have some concerns in the fact that we have some rather large quantities of explosive materials."

Not really chief. Smokeless powder is a propellant, not an explosive. Don't they teach you the difference between propellants (which burn very hot and very fast, but don't explode) and explosives (which do go "boom")?

Chief Driggers, however, said his fire department should have been made aware that it was there.

"Because of the uncertainty as to why it's in here, the quantities of it's being here – the fact that there was no permit process – we've notified the ATF," said Chief Driggers.

Well chief, you answered your own question--there's no permit process. That means that Edwin Wolfe, owner of the property and apparently a licensed dealer (hey, read the article, chief) didn't have to notify you--under your own rules. But of course, you saw fit to involve not only the bomb squad, but the ATF. Just in case you'd caught yourself a bona fide domestic terrorist, I'm sure.

Oh, and Chief Driggers...I just love the way you work the idea that Mr. Wolfe is some sort of outlaw into your comments, without ever saying anything that he could sue your statist ass off in court over.