Saturday, June 11, 2011

That slamming sound you hear

Is the sound of ATFers nationwide experiencing a bout of Sudden Sphincter Slam as word of Congressional subpoenas to be issued next week breaks.

It couldn't happen to a more worthy bunch of...worthies.

Friday, June 10, 2011

For the record

A lot of people (me included) have posted on the Jose Guerena shooting. Out of all of it all, there is one that I think stands out, and that's the work of Confederate Yankee. Three whoppin' big posts so far, and all worth the time and effort to read.

One
Two
Three

Also instructive is what Massad Ayoob had to say shortly after the fact. I notice that after that he seems to be sitting this one out as far as I can find. Probably a smart move on his part. I have a lot of respect for him as a gunnie of longer standing than I and for the things he's accomplished, but he's cost himself with me. It seems that no matter what, the Blue Wall of Silence reigns supreme.

I'm not sure how much more Change we can stand

Old NFO has put together a nice little table outlining just how much it costs when you elect a bunch of socialists to run things.

I just wonder how long it will be until they run out of other people's money.

He was going to use it on the TSA droids

In an attempt to hammer some common sense into them.

As sad as this new tale is, I'm not sure that it's even sadder that Mommy and Daddy still believe in the system after receiving the standard TSA "Oops, we made a mistake!" reply to their complaint: "It made me feel that there is still hope, that there is still justice and that there's still somebody who listens to people's problems (in) the federal government."

You can't fix stupid, no matter where it lies.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Please define "police state"

(Via the Drudge Report)

If it isn't one because the US Department of Education calls out a SWAT team for defaulted educational loans, I want to know just when it actually becomes one.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Peg the Hypocrisy Meter: Pay up, Bono

Bono, along with his U2 bandmates, are all "social conscious" and everything, but apparently also all butthurt about paying the taxes to fund the government programs they want to fix the world's ills.

Once again, this is my shocked face.

(Link via Drudge.)

Remember

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Obligatory Summertime Public Service Post

Yes, it isn't summer according to the calendar, but at 89o and some unknown but high humidity, it may as well be.

Son and I were off to the range today for a bit of shotgunnin' fun. While we took drinks and sunscreen with us, Son decided that he wasn't going to drink anything because "He wasn't thirsty." You can see this coming, right?

I scored the last round shot; I honestly don't think he's ever shot a score that low. The heat and lack of hydration got to him. I promptly got the truck started and the AC cooling, and packed him up. At home, it was rest and Gatorade.

No permanent harm, not really any short term harm done. He's dandy. But this points out a little something we all need to remember in the summer heat, no matter what reason we're out in it.

Hydration is your friend. Pass it on.

Sell out

The Tea Party Express has apparently sold out, with chaircritter Amy Kremer announcing that they would support whoever the GOP presidential nominee is, even it it was Mitt "Romneycare" Romney, because they want to beat Obama so bad.

How stupid is it when you want to replace Obama v1 with Obama v0.9?