Saturday, December 31, 2011

Armed self defense

Works.

So does the Castle Doctrine. Bad Guys, the rules have changed.

Going out with a bang

I've mentioned Holy Smoke before, but thought I would again after I ran across this article in one of the local fishwraps.

When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy
When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey.

“I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59.


Clem, that some visual you're leaving us with, my man.
When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy
When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy
When
When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy
he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy
When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy
When he dies, Clem Parnell expects his soul to ascend heavenward. He wants his ashes to be loaded into a shotgun shell and blasted at a turkey. “I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that turkey will see is me screaming at him at about 900 feet per second,” said Parnell, 59.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/12/30/2887171/company-offers-to-put-final-ashes.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, December 30, 2011

Rule 4 applies, even during deer season

Or perhaps, especially during deer season.

Investigators said the victim was walking down a road near his home when his 62-year-old neighbor mistook him for a deer and shot him with a high-powered rifle.

The shooting has been ruled accidental.


Doesn't sound like an accident to me. Sounds a lot closer to negligent homicide.

Winning

(I'm indulging in some in-state blogging. Bear with me....)

It may be a small school, but it's a start.

Liberty University officials said dozens of students and faculty have applied to carry guns on campus since the school changed its weapons policy in November.

University officials said they have received 64 applications - 26 from students and 28 from faculty.



Window washer channels Steve McQueen, right down to the Mare's Leg.

A local window cleaner said he washes windows with a gun strapped to his hip.

Greensboro resident Larry Lash said he is a fan of Steve McQueen and his TV show, "Wanted Dead or Alive."

The show ran on CBS from 1958 to 1961.Lash, 61, has a replica of a cut down 1892 Winchester, similar to the one McQueen used in his show.


Choke on it, Brady Bunch.

But math is *hard*!

(Via SurvivalBlog)

As we enter 2012, the presidential candidates would do well to wrap their minds and messages around these seven mathematical facts:

Of course, doing so would require thought in "longer than sound bite" portions, which is something, from all appearances, that the majority of the candidates are incapable of. The two that can seem to have the seeds of self-destruction built into them, and I don't care for that much.

Perhaps we just just resign ourselves to to another 4 years of FAIL. It may have to get even worse before we can get ourselves a really good candidate.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Anyone remember

If you been around the Intertubz long enough to know what the Jargon File is, then you'll surely remember the rumors surrounding a program named Carnivore. Supposedly, the NSA had a sort of "super Carnivore" (known as the "line eater") that trolled through the entire Intertubz full of emails, Usenet posts and so on searching for key words that might indicate some nefarious doings. Most people considered it unlikely based on the (then) seemingly huge amount of data to be scanned and the state of computing power available.

So here we are, nearly in 2012, and the rumor is back, this time with the Department of Homeland Security Theater as the star.

And it seems a lot more likely this time around. It may be time to dust off that old Echelon key words and get it updated so we can all start salting a few of them through each email, forum posts and so on--just so the line eater doesn't go hungry. Hey--maybe I finally found a use for the blogger feature "labels for this post"!

Of course, I don't think I'm going to need to do it with this post. Excuse me, there's a knock at the door.... :-)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data"

This hit piece on concealed carry permittees needs a thorough fisking, but not right now, as I'm kind of busy. On a quick read, it seems to do nothing more than trot out this story and that and then invite the reader to over-generalize. Not that I expect anything better from the lame-stream media when it comes to guns.

Edit 12/29/2011, 1233: GRNC takes it apart for us.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011