Saturday, September 03, 2011

Will you be in Aurora, Indiana September 23-25?

I sure wish I was, because I'd be going to tour a World War II LST.

Of course, it's home port is relatively nearby in Evansville. Maybe some day....

Say it ain't so

I haven't said much on the Gunwalker scandal, mostly because other folks are doing it much better than I. But...

Just hours after the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, federal officials tried to cover up evidence that the gun that killed Terry was one the government intentionally helped sell to the Mexican cartels in a weapons trafficking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The revelation comes just days after a huge shake-up of government officials who oversaw the failed anti-gun trafficking program and Congress renewed its demand for more answers.

This is my shocked face...agents of our government lying to us. Why, I just can't believe it. My worldview is totally upset. My calm is damaged; my mellow, harshed.

What a bunch of jack-booted thugs. I hope, for just once in my life, the "agents of the law" are held to the same standards that they want to hold us to. They ought to be tried, and if convicted, spend all their multiple 10 year sentences in one of the less attractive Club Fed facilities.

How far do you trust an entity that is "too big to fail"?

Me? Not so much.

Counties across the United States are discovering that illegal or questionable mortgage paperwork is far more widespread than thought, tainting the deeds of tens of thousands of homes dating to the late 1990s.

Considering that the house I live in was bought as a foreclosure several years before the big real estate crash, I'm wondering if I shouldn't get an attorney to do a fresh title search, just in case.

Friday, September 02, 2011


(Via Claire Wolfe)

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is now available for pre-order, November 8th delivery. Chose from 4 editions with varying special features, or you can get all 4 as a package deal. There are also various specialty items available as well, if you into that sort of collecting.

I went with the Reason edition; it seemed the most interesting group of special features of the 4.

This is why coastal residents don't evacuate for hurricanes

Some Hatteras Island residents will be allowed to return starting Sunday, more than a week after Hurricane Irene severed N.C. 12 in several places, cutting off access to the island.

A stupid and foolish policy. Make them sign a "hold harmless" release and let them go back to their homes ASAP after the storm has passed, nanny.

Thank you for your support of President Obama

Remember how big banks were such big contributors to the Obama campaign in the 2008 election cycle? Remember all those "too big to fail" bank bailouts? Well now, they aren't such good friends of President Zero, and Obama is repaying the favor.

I guess that's the whole problem with buying politicians--they just don't stay bought.

(The link inspiring this post via the Drudge Report.)

Oh yes...WANT!

I'm geeking again...

Take a walk

The von Mises Institute's Doug French expounds on questions of morality in the home mortgage market.

I know one thing--if my house ever goes underwater and looks like it's staying there long term I'm going to be considering this.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Well, I never!

E-e-e-vil Republicans in Arizona are raffling a gun. Said gun is the same type of gun used in the assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords.

Ever sensitive Democrats are demanding a substitution. Always willing to help, I have a suggestion for the Republicans.

How about an AK-pattern rifle?

Reading assignment

"Friday", by Robert A. Heinlein. Pay particular attention to the discussion between the characters of Friday and Boss on the identification of sick societies in the later portion of the book.

There will be a test.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

No, the media couldn't possibly have an agenda...

(Via Say Uncle)

As always with the lame old mainstream media, the plural of "gun" is "arsenal". And heaven help you if you have a legally owned arsenal in Lakwood, OH.

(Greetings, Say Uncle readers. Nice to see you--enjoy the visit.)

I always knew it

(Via the Drudge Report)

My gut really does make good decisions. I've always said that every time I've ever went against my "gut instinct", I've regretted it later, and people have told me that I'm just imagining things.

Once again, science proves me correct. :-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

End results

Tam on the legacy of Woodie Guthrie.


So, I get to be a racist for another reason

(Via the Drudge Report)

I didn't vote for Obama, so I'm a racist.

I'm skeptical of man-made global warming (and global warming in general), so I'm a racist.

But the part that really cheeses me off is that the hatchet man "collaborator" for Algore's latest blather is named Alex Bogusky. Do these people have no sense of humor?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

At this rate, I'm going to need another safe

This has been a banner week for pistol acquisition here at the Freehold, with 5, yes, you read correctly, 5 new pistols jumping into the gun safe.

Being the resident gun guy at work, if a coworker ever wants to sell, it seems I'm their first contact. One such needed some quick cash, so I picked up a very nice if dirty Smith and Wesson Model 12...

A Ruger Mark I, well-loved (to the point a lot of the bluing is gone and the safety has some issues from wear)...

and the gun I'm calling Frenchie, a Manufacture Francaise D'Armes in what I think is .25 ACP, dating from around the time of WWII, I think. (Info on this one welcomed.)

Today, I worked a gun show table for my club, and parted with the coin for two new guns, This first is the new Ruger Single 10 in stainless...

and the next is a Smith and Wesson Model 617 with a 4" barrel.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some cataloging and some cleaning to do. With some (probably considerable) luck, a range report on at least some of these will follow in the next few days.

And yes, the menu for the next few weeks is heavy on pintos beans, cornbread and peanut butter. :-)

The One is on the case!

Hurricane, cease! Ocean,recede!

(tap, tap, tap, tap)

OK, then don't.

(Link via Drudge)