Saturday, January 23, 2010

Methinks someone is pissed

(Via Push the Pull Door)

Not that I blame them. $3000 for this?

Monkeys in suits? More like monkeys on crack.

Sorry about that

Since I've had to start using Blogger's comment system after Haloscan lost their minds, the incidence of comment spam is way up. I've enabled captchas ("word verification") in order to try and tone it down. If that doesn't work, then it's moderation. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fifty Things To Do NOW If You Fear an Economic Breakdown

A few examples:

1. Become a part-time entrepreneur, garage-market-dealer, urban farmer, welder, whatever. Just be productive under your own command. It doesn’t matter what it is; just be directly productive, and directly deal with suppliers and clients. You’ll find it awesomely liberating and it will be highly useful for the free underground market.

10. Learn to use cryptography

40. Get comfortable with the term “Economic Civil Disobedience.”

Very intriguing stuff.

Too funny

(Via the Patriot Post)

"Martha Coakley's resounding defeat in the Massachusetts Senate race is hardly the sort of anniversary gift President Barack Obama could have predicted. Yet there it was, wrapped in a bow and plopped on his doorstep like a flaming bag of dog poo to mark the end of his first year in office."

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch of Reason magazine


Do you live in Texas?

If you do, go meet up with Ye Old Furt at the Texas Gun Show on February 20th. Support your Second Amendment Rights and stick a finger in the eye of a statists.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Oh no, he didn't!

Oh yes, I did. I've regressed through time and went back to my Jeff Foxworthy Stereo Stage--you know what I mean:

"We may be starvin' but we got tunes!"

In fact, we have a lot of them, and we can play them really loud...

Meet the Pioneer SX-1250. 160 RMS watts of loud. Enough loud that OSHA wants to have a few words with me.

Enough loud that Son, upon visiting the Holy of Holies (otherwise known as the basement) decided that ear muffs were a good idea. I can't help it if the kid doesn't care for Def Leppard. (Pour Some Sugar On Me, if you're curious. He missed my Joe Elliot impersonation. God, I loved the 80s.)

I traded someone a small TV for it. I think I won that one.

Some men, when they hit that dread mid-life crisis, buy a sports car, bail on the family and get a trophy wife. Me, I buy guns and stereo equipment. Anyone know where I can score a pair of JBL 4312s?

Edit, 1/25/2010 2003: Found 'em. They'll be here in a few days. Eardrums beware!

More on the goings on in Austin, TX

Ye Old Furt keeps us up to date on the shenanigans in Austin with the Austin PD and ATF. If you're in the Austin area next month, you might want to swing by the Texas Gun Show and help a brother out.

Note to the APD and ATF--this isn't going away quietly. Remember Richmond? Well, welcome to Part Two, boys.


That high whining sound you hear is Ted Kennedy turning 10,000 RPM.

Now we'll see if Scott Brown is as good as advertised, and just how far Democrats will go to keep him out of the Senate/shove health care "reform" through the process before he arrives.

No, I don't believe Harry Reid.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"We guard the rights of voters here"

And they pay particular attention to the rights of dead voters. And here I thought the Brown-Coakley contest was in Massachusetts, not Chicago.

Can you say "Statist Bastards"?

It rhymes with "BATFE" and "Austin PD".

Via the Old Furt we have this little bit of statist thuggery, in which a Texas gun show operator kunckles under to the Austin PD and the BATFE-I-O's order that no one can sell at a gun show without an FFL.

Considering that face-to-face firearms transactions between private parties are legal in Texas, I hope that our brothers and sisters in arms in that state can get some answers. Those of us not in Texas are very curious. At the very least, David Codrea is on the case, so it isn't going to be easily forgotten--or ignored by TPTB.

And besides--what will happen to all the beef jerky vendors if this is enforced? Oh, the huge manatee!

Monday, January 18, 2010

T minus...

...some amount until the special election in Massachusetts. Polls show Brown is leading Coakley by as much as 15 % and various Democrat power brokers are threatening every thing from outright cheating to every possible maneuver to slow down the seating of Brown should he win. Senate Democrats apparently are in a panic and are trying to force their health care "reform" bill through while they still can--and trying to find a way to do it if they lose that all-important 60th vote.

Republicans, on the other hand, are salivating at the possibility of giving Obama and his merry band of hope-n-changers a bloody nose and are actually doing a good job at not acting as stupidly as they have in earlier elections.

In a day or so, we're going to see either A) the leftist statists trumpeting that their agenda is "the will of the people" and that they have a "mandate for change" or B) the rightest statists trumpeting that "Change is dead", Obama is a lame duck and that their return to power is all but a done deal. Oh yeah, and health care "reform" is dead--unless they can turn it to their political advantage.

Now, me being me, I hope Brown wins, but I'm not too sure that it will make that much difference in the long run. Even if he is some sort of "New Republican Man" who actually does more than pay campaign lip service to the concepts of personal responsibility and very limited government, he's fighting a very entrenched group within the Republican Party who believe in neither.

We'll see what happens, now won't we?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Have you ever heard of Haiku Valley?

Probably not. It's just one of those footnotes in something the size of a world war. But it's a footnote worthy of your time.