Thursday, November 17, 2011

Honest officer! We were all in the back seat!

No one was driving!

Put your best thumb forward has an interesting article/video on a "thumbs forward" grip to improve your pistol shooting. Given my accuracy with a pistol, I'm going to give it a try. I'm not sure I can suck any worse....

"Chu: Taxpayers Unlikely to Recover Much From Solyndra Loan"

So sayeth the headline at FoxNews.

Of course not. Looters don't repay their victims. Did the Bringer of Light not teach you that when you were appointed, Mr. Chu?

I bet it's going to suck to be an Occupier...

In New York City within 24 hours. You don't mess with the cops, morons.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kahr CM9 vs. PM9: doing the math

Guns .com takes a look at the Kahr CM9 and it's pricier sibling, the PM9 in terms of price per unit of performance. Short version? Go cheap, young man.

Diodes and triodes and pentodes, oh my!

This day in Nineteen Hundred and Ought Four, British engineer John Ambrose Fleming invents and patents the thermionic valve, the first vacuum tube.

And from that humble beginning flows all of modern electronics, all the way to the things that make my rantings on the Internet possible. One wonders what Mr. Fleming would think of that? :-)

The sound of freedom

Urbanites "freak out" over it.

Well, they're going to need to get over it. While I don't care for the government owning any land outside of that needed for government buildings (of which we have entirely too many), the anti-civil rights forces need to understand that "public" means "all the public"--not just the ones who are riding their $2500 mountain bikes. Our money was confiscated to help buy and maintain these lands, so we get to use them as well.

Push back, people. At some point, this bright idea is going to be opened for public comment. Make sure you're a part of the "public" that comments.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Well, not exactly my style, but...

(Via Gun Talk)

Many women who wish to carry a concealed weapon face a big problem--how? For men, it's not so bad. We wear pants and belts, so we get larger pants and heavier belts, and go to an inside the waistband (IWB) holster. Or we get a heavier belt and leave our shirt tails out and just carry on our belt. Or we buy a bunch of Hawaiian shirts (my favorite in summer). Or we dream up something else. Point being that we males have lots of options.

For the average woman, not so much. Many women wear clothes that do not lend to these practices, I'm happy to say. However, they still want to protect themselves. Up until now, they had few choices, the most "popular" of which were handbags that appeared to be designed by guys who wanted a damn strong bag to carry that gun in. I've seen more attractive stuff in a saddlery shop. (I'm not picking on these folks; they just had the misfortune to be the first example Google brought up. There are plenty out there who are just as...unfeminine.)

Enter Designer Concealed Carry. Handbags that look like what my wife or daughter carry, but with those extra features necessary for those who carry a pistol in one. Not cheap, but quality rarely is. If you're a female in the market, or you know one who is, this may be a good option for them to check out.

Can someone explain to me

Why in the hell US taxpayers are spending $50 million to provide security for a political convention? Let the political parties foot the bill for their festivities.

OK then...

A half-dozen protesters were arrested Tuesday morning outside the Bank of America corporate headquarters building while demonstrating against the bank's financing of coal projects.

OK geniuses, if you don't like coal, let me tell you what you can do to help:


Yeah, it's that simple. 57% of electricity used in the US is generated by burning coal. So if you stop using it, you're going a long way toward ending the problem. But you have to totally stop. No fair leaching power from other folks by using their fridge, or washing machine. You want hot water for a bath or whatever, then build a fire. (O-o-oh, greenhouse gases...guess that doesn't work either. Hope the sun is shining.) So on and so forth.

Ready to do whatever you must to save Mother Earth?

I didn't think so.

Monday, November 14, 2011

What she said

"Libertarian" Does Not Mean "Extreme Republican"

Not another gun I want to see!

I was over at GunsAmerica looking at something else (well, OK, it was the Springfield XD(M) 5.25 test if you just have to know) and ran across this review of the Walther PPS. Seeing that it's gun show season, this might be one to keep an eye open for if you're looking for a 9mm pocket pistol.

Just what I needed--another gun I'd like to have a look at.

Well, at least there will be plenty of jesters for the carnival

(Via the Drudge Report)

Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday -- home to the New York Stock Exchange -- by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality.

And judging from other reports, plenty of other flora and fauna as well. Pass me the popcorn, will ya?