Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Atlas Shrugged" was a Warning, not a Manual: Climate Courts

The similarities between the fictional world of Atlas Shrugged and the things we see in our everyday lives are getting to be downright scarey.

Take the United Nations (please!) for example. It seems the majority of the members think that its best use is as a vehicle to loot its most productive members. Case in point:

U.N. Floats Global 'Climate Court' to Enforce Emissions Rules

Yep. First they want to restrict our civil rights and tax us--now they want to take us to court.

Someone let me know when the lights go out in New York.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I am so torn


The Kel-Tec PF9 has been my everyday carry gun for some time now. It's solid yet unpretentious, and it has the cardinal attribute of all good carry guns--it goes "BANG!" every time I shoot it. It's inexpensive, enough so that you can afford two or three for the price of some its pricier (although quite nice) competition.

It's drawback, like every other small 9mm pistol, is that it is unpleasant to shoot if you shoot more than 50-75 rounds at a time. All of these guns are really meant to be "carried a lot and shot a little".

Apparently some Kel-Tec engineers decided to remedy that by producing a .22 conversion kit for the PF9. My sole issue, being the cheap-ass I can be at times, is that the kit is $200, and an extra mag takes it to $235. Given that this is roughly what I can buy a PF9 for, I'm really having a hard time justifying the purchase--especially since I've bought a lot of gunnie stuff in the past couple of months.

So help a brother out--give me some good rationalizations I can use on myself. :-)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

And finally, on this December 7th

(Via the Drudge Report)

Their numbers get fewer all the time, but those who can still return.

Also, some rarely seen photos on and near that day that lives in infamy.

"Atlas Shrugged" was a Warning, not a Manual: You can't tax a business

It's an old saying in economics--"You can't tax a business." Why? Because they will simply pass that additional cost on to the purchaser of their product or service.

The usual suspects believe that this isn't true, because they don't want it to be

Morons like this will be the death of us all.

Another small win

It could have been better, but it also could have been worse. Note that the vote was 6-1.

The Hickory City Council has approved a plan to let people with permits bring concealed handguns to city park and recreational facilities, though other weapons would still be banned from the properties.

The Hickory Daily Record reports the city council agreed 6-to-1 Tuesday to allow handguns on park sites.

Slowly but surely we're winning. And somewhere, Sarah Brady is all boo-hoo-y. Bonus points.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

"Atlas Shrugged" was a Warning, not a Manual: Cain and Palin

(Via the Drudge Report)

It appears to me that, as Sarah Palin was before him, Herman Cain has been the victim of a left-media coalition designed to silence him as a political person. I hereby coin a verb for this sort of tactic--he has been "Palined"

Allow me to make a prediction, which is actually a synthesis of several other folks I've read or heard--Newt Gingrich will also fall prey to this tactic, as will every other candidate on the Republican side save one, Romney. We will get Romney (also known as Obama Lite) as the Republican Presidential nominee. Then he will be attacked more subtly, based on "questions" about his "controversial" Mormon religion. Obama will be win by another slim margin that will be hailed as a "landslide"

Folks, we're about to be "McCained". Prepare for the consequences.