Friday, October 31, 2008

Selfish my Aunt Fanny

(Via the Drudge Report)

I don't give a hoot what The Anointed One thinks (or, perhaps, parrots): wanting to keep the money I've earned, through my own honest efforts--as opposed to coughing it up in taxes--is not selfish.

He is, of course, perfectly welcome to redistribute his own wealth. I hear he has a brother and an aunt that could use a hand.

(Edit, 11/1/2008: Oh my! It looks like auntie really needs a hand now.)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dan Cooper, come on down!

(Via Timebomb 2000)

You're the next contestant on "My Big Mouth Got Me Fired!"

Of course, USAToday, anti-freedom bunch that they are, have to quote another anti-freedom group, the "American Hunters and Shooters Association", who decries the terrible treatment of a guy who has made his money off people who were exercising their civil right to own a firearm (and expensive ones at that):

It's a really McCarthyism at its worst," said Bob Ricker, executive director of the American Hunters and Shooters Association.

Go tell it to Jim Zumbo, you lying sack of feces. He pulled the same stunt, and paid the same price. Stupidity has consequences. Gun owners are tired of being treated like fifth class citizens simply because they choose to exercise their rights. We aren't in any mood to take this sort of thing lying down any longer.

We've learned that the only way we win is to fight back with every tool at our disposal. George HW Bush was first, as we withheld our votes for his perfidity. Smith and Wesson was second, as we withheld our business, Zumbo was third, as we lost our temper. Cooper Firearms is fourth--and you note it didn't take much pressure at all. (They're learning.)

And we won't even give the asshat Democrat governor of Montana's silly comments the courtesy of a quote. What the governor says is unimportant, and we do not hear his words.

However, we are a forgiving bunch. After some time in sackcloth and ashes, and several mea culpas, Jim Zumbo has been rehabilitated within the gun culture, at least to a large extent.

So Dan, where's your apology? We're waiting...with the sackcloth and ashes. Or a hair shirt, if you prefer.

Have you voted yet?

If you haven't, allow me to introduce your to what Barack Obama has planned for your guns if he gets elected.

As gun owners, we all have a tendency to think "It can't happen here--we have the Second Amendment!" Well folks, let me point out to you that you're right, but you're wrong. Presidents (of both parties) have signed numerous Executive Orders that have adversely affected our Constitutionally recognized civil right to keep and bear arms. Unconstitutional they may be, but they're still in force. Do you think Obama is so stupid that he won't use this tactic.

Some say that the Heller decision will save us from any evil Obama proposes. Are you sure? SCOTUS left the door for "reasonable restrictions" wide open.

Think before you vote.'s that bailout thing workin' for ya?

Exactly as foretold, if this is any evidence:

The American International Group is rapidly running through $123 billion in emergency lending provided by the Federal Reserve, raising questions about how a company claiming to be solvent in September could have developed such a big hole by October. Some analysts say at least part of the shortfall must have been there all along, hidden by irregular accounting.

“You don’t just suddenly lose $120 billion overnight,” said Donn Vickrey of Gradient Analytics, an independent securities research firm in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Well, you don't just lose it unless you're on Wall Street, anyway.

"If I died right here today," he said. "I'd die a happy man."

Charlie Taylor's hands, wrinkled and mottled, grasped the wheel firmly.

His feet, in old-guy black Rockports, moved the rudder pedals.

In his eyes was a look of fierce concentration.

On his face: a beatific smile.

The 88-year-old WWII pilot, who flew 36 missions in a B-24, took the controls of a restored bomber in the sky over Alamance County on Wednesday afternoon.

It was his first time in 64 years.

And I'd bet that, despite his protestations, he flew just as well as he did then.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cooper Firearms speaks

(Via Say Uncle)

Well, sorta, anyway. First they post a statement on their web site, then they pull it down. Silence now reigns. Michael Bane has the story.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama a sellout?

Perish the thought:

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully," the Democratic presidential candidate wrote in his memoir, "Dreams From My Father." "The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

That's his own words, folks. Choose carefully when you enter the voting booth.

Lessons unlearned

(From Snowflakes in Hell via Days of our Trailers)

Cooper Firearms build works of art in metal and wood. Very attractive, very spendy.

And very stupid. Donating to Obama is not how to win friends amongst gunnies, Mr. Cooper. Are you by chance channeling Bill Ruger?

It's a good thing I'm a single issue voter this year

And for John McCain, he's damn lucky that it's all about the Second Amendment.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain told CNBC that the government's top priority in the financial crisis should be on buying bad mortgages to keep Americans in their homes.

So those of us who refrained from buying more house than we could afford, made big downpayments and keep up the monthly payments get to foot the bills for this. Now tell me, which candidate is the evil supporter of the redistribution of wealth?

If it wasn't for the Second Amendment thing, I swear I'd sit this one out. If you're behind in the voting booth, grab a rag--you're going to need something to wipe the spit off.

"Insurers May Tap U.S. After Banks Get $160 Billion"

Ya'll pull your chairs up to the table and get yourselfs a helpin' of free taxpayer money.

I guess that "dispair" on Wall Street thing is over--back to "greed as usual".

Monday, October 27, 2008

Need a gun manual?

I found myself in need of a manual for the Ithaca 900 that I bought last weekend. It seems to shoot fine, but it's kind of gunky inside. I'm the sort who likes to have a manual around when I take a gun apart, least I wind up with an extra part or two. Google to the rescue:


Yeah, it's an odd name, but this guy has one heck of a collection of gun manuals. I'm going to have to see if I have anything I can contribute. The rest of the site is rather interesting, too. Start at the top and work down.


(Via the Drudge Report)

Do you suppose that Obama wishes this radio interview had stayed buried?

Also note the tone of the caller and the big O's answer to her. Take heed--this is the real Obama. If he gets elected, you won't have to worry about hanging onto your wallet--he'll take that too, even if it's empty.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A new Bretton Woods?

Lord God Almighty, forbid it!

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have sounded calls for a revisit of the 1944 Bretton Woods conference that laid the groundwork for much of the postwar financial world order.

64 years of fiat currency, inflation and government economic manipulation isnt' enough--we want more and harder! Let's take the house of cards Bretton Woods built and set it on fire! Won't that be cool!

F'ing fools.