Friday, July 25, 2014

Thank Heavens He Was Running As A Democrat...

...because otherwise the anti-gun crowd would be all over this like white on rice. I am willing to bet that the leftists would be out there already marching and chanting about changing the guns laws to make them more restrictive - that is if this guy, Mark Byrge as per my source, was a Republican, a conservative or a libertarian. He is none of those, the report says he is running for the Utah legislature as a Demoncrat Democrat. Here is what the Democrat Party reportedly had to say about him:

"Utah Democratic Party spokeswoman Anna Thompson said the party was not working with Byrge on his campaign." (source)"

As for the reason they apparently distanced themselves from him, my guess would be because he was arrested for allegedly
kidnapping and then assaulting a man and for obstruction of justice. Police are saying that this guy forced a man into his home and then pistol whipped him in an argument over money owed to the suspect by the victim. The dispute, they say, may have been related to money owed to the suspect over a prescription drug debt owed to him by the victim or his girlfriend who allegedly may have had received prescription drugs from the suspect (they apparently developed that lead through reading text messages between the suspect and victim). According to the report, the suspect's wife as also arrested for obstruction after he allegedly told her to, in essence, destroy or get rid of evidence. (Plenty more here at the source.)

Funny, I do not recall the article mentioning that the suspect legally owned the gun, had any type of license for it or if one was required, or obtained it illegally. I also did not notice anything about if he possessed or needed a pharmacist's license to dispense prescription drugs. It was mentioned that he had a prior criminal record though. "Court records show that from 1991 to 2001, he was convicted or pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault, violating a protective order, intoxication and interfering with an arrest, among other counts."  (source)

Yep, for once I truly am happy someone was running as a Democrat. Thing is, unless he is convicted before the election, it appears he can remain on the ballet. Somehow, I doubt he will win even if he runs.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let's Go, Let's Go, You and Me...

Let's go, let's go to WWIII.
Let's go, let's go - you and me,
Let's go, let's go fight WWIII...

It may be closer than you think. See: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/24/pentagon-evidence-shows-russia-firing-artillery-uk/

Then again why should we believe the Pentagon now after their so called fiasco relative to claims of WMD in Iraq. Funny, I believed them then and believe them now too even though Buffoonicus majoricus is in power as opposed to Buffoonicus minoricus the last time around.

I think WWIII may be closer than we ever imagined, at least within the last 31 years or so.

All the best,
Glenn B

I Have Better Things On Which To Waste My Time...

...than wasting it on New York State government bureaucracy and inefficiency. I hold a security guard license in NY State. It was an unarmed guard license that I upgraded to an armed guard license (at great expense to me). In June the state sent me a letter saying I am missing an armed guard course. My license expired yesterday because someone in the state government's licensing division keeps saying that my guard training is not up to date and specifically that I am missing an armed guard course. My training is up to date, has been ever since May 5th, but the state has seen fit to allow my license to expire even though each time I have called them about this snafu, and it has been several times now, they ultimately have told me my training is up to date. Not only has it been fairly expensive to maintain all of the training as I have done, but it is about to get more expensive in that I may lose the prospect of two places that are considering me for employment. That woulkd truly suck and I see no light at the end of te tunnel.

As I typed the above, one of the state employees called me to say I am missing last year's armed guard course. I explained that I only switched from unarmed to armed guard last year and thus took a 47 hour armed guard course last year. had they granted my armed license for the normal 2 year course of issue, I would have been required to take an 8 hour firearms course this year, then again next year before July 23rd BUT they only gave me a year on the armed license - so even this guy then said all I needed was the training I already have taken. Yet, he had no solution. He did have more bad news though. A person I spoke to previously said all that needed to be done was that a roster from one office had to be sent to another office documenting my training, regardless that they could already see it in their computer system, and then my license would be issued. The guy who I just spoke to was the guy I was supposed to tell that too as per the person I spoke to earlier today. he said that is wrong, they already have my info in their computer system and they do not send a roster from one office to the other.

If this is not the stereotypical mess that is bureaucracy then what is it?

All the best,
GB 

Only 7 days and a wake-up...


...before Brendan, Haylie and I head of to the sooperseKrit location for the Seventh Annual Northeast Bloggershoot. I have enough ammo (yes there really can sometimes be enough even in today’s hard times of finding ammo for sale at decent prices). I have enough guns, at least for this shoot. Not too sure just yet as to how many of them or which ones I will bring but am pretty sue I will drag along the two latest purchases. They would be the Smith & Wesson Model 22A-1 and the Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro. I am almost certain that I will also bring my Remington R1 1911. My Glock 26 (will be on my hip for the trip).

In addition to those I may bring a couple or a few other 22 pistols. As for the rifles, I am none to sure yet but right now am planning on my Marlin 336 (it’s annual field test prior to hunting). I may also bring: the Marlin XL7, and obligatory Mosin Nagant or two or three (need something with a sharp and pointy end for the bayonet charge at the end of the day). The tough question would be what to bring in addition to those, if anything else? Maybe the Romanian WASR-10 and some rifles in 22LR and of course Brendan will want the Marlin 25MN.  Oh yeah then there are the shotguns... As usual it’s time for decisions, decisions, decisions!
 
All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Open Carry Does Not Make You A Lawman

Just because you live somewhere in which the law allows for open carry of a firearm, and you decide to openly carry one, does not mean that you have been granted any type of police authority by the open carry law. I would guess that most of you who carry realize that but there apparently are some folks out there who do not. Picture if you will that you are openly carrying a pistol in an exposed hip holster. You walk into a local shop to make a purchase and another customer see that you are armed, demands that you show him you pistol license, then when you do not produce it, he draws his own pistol and again demands to see your license (which the law does not allow in this instance). What would you do?

The guy who was drawn on, in this story, was pretty reserved about it and just made his purchase and left the store. Then he called the police. The jerk who allegedly pulled his pistol out reportedly did not aim at the other man but there certainly was a threat of imminent death or serious bodily harm and that was more than enough justification to use deadly force against him to put a stop to the threat he was posing. I am none too sure that I would have thought it safe to merely walk away while that moron had his gun out. In fact, I am none too sure that the guy who demanded to see the pistol license, in that particular manner, would still be standing had he done it to me or even with me present while doing it to the other guy. As it turned out, the police responded and arrested the guy who had drawn his pistol. More here: http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/todays-top-stories/x1736693358/First-day-of-new-gun-law-leads-to-arrest.

This happened in Georgia on the very first day of a new law allowing for open carry. Under that new law, even the police cannot demand to see your license. I like the law, I think it is great. I am none too sure I would open carry but think the option should be there for everyone. The law though does not convey any police power or other authority to anyone merely because they are now allowed to openly carry a firearm. In other words, just because you have one on your hip, you do not suddenly become Wyatt Earp and that holds true even if you bought yourself a shiny plastic badge in the local toy store. I am hopeful that the moron who pulled his firearm is charged and gets jail time for that one. If not jail time, maybe a judge will see fit to have him hand out fliers to folks explaining that open carry of a gun does not magically make you a lawman.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, July 21, 2014

Busy With Yard Work - No Range Time

Started cleaning the BBQ grill today, had to stop because I ran out of cleaner. Tomorrow for that. Continued working on back lawn, ripping it up with a pick axe, little by little, and planting a new lawn. Did that up front, half the lawn is lush with thick bladed grass, the other half is partly grassy but looks like a 25 year old guy in the middle of going bald. I don't quite get why one side of the front lawn has one type of grass - nice thick grass blades and the other side a different type, thin like an old hag's hair. Maybe I used some old seed before I bought the new stuff. Wish I could remember what was the old stuff cause I put the new stuff in for the back yard too and it is coming in like it is in the front - partly baldy and the grass leaves are thin, skimpy looking sad little things. Oh well, I can check online before I buy more seed cause I am not going to ask one of the buffoons at Homer's Depot again.

The work in the back is going slow. I probably did an 8x8 or maybe 10x10 area today. hacking away with the pick axe to turn the soil down to a few inches and rip up whatever grass is there. Then kneeling down and pulling away all the old grass and weeds, getting whatever soil off that I can free from the roots, and trashing the rest (some going on the compost heap but  that may be a lost cause this year, my son kind of messed it up trying tom do a good deed). As for the back yard, some parts are bare other parts a lush. Just had a paving block walk and small patio put in and they filled in around it with dirt because they put it in above grade due to the nature of the grade. What they did though was put new fill atop old grass and dead grass roots. Just makes it more difficult hacking away at it with the pick axe but I got through all of that, or so I think. Just one small patch to go and I will have completed about 1/2 of the back lawn/yard. Have it all fenced off so the dogs wont mess it up. I will let that grow in and establish itself somewhat and only then will I start the other half.

Also, I went to Homer's Depot tonight to get more topsoil for fill. Taking out the old grass sure removes a lot of soil. My backyard is small and so far I have bought about 20 cubic feet of top soil. My son thinks it is too much but I am pretty sure it will not be enough. Cheap enough, so no big problem, just a bitch unloading the car tonight because right after going to Homer's, I hit the gym and did 4.5 miles on the treadmill. Then I come home to find my son's car in the driveway, meaning I had to park across the street and lug ten bags of that dirt into my backyard from there instead of much closer. Not the end of the world though, I found his stash of two bottles of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky in the garage and cracked one open (with his permission). I am enjoying it now mixed in with a Kirkland Signature Pale Ale. Delicious! My son is enjoying knocking back a few at the local family pub. More lawn work for me tomorrow and watering the flowers and veggies and cleaning the grill and cleaning some of the critter enclosures and little to no time for the range.  I need some range time badly, want to finally sight in my Mossberg XL7, just received a laser bore sight for it. The Gods know that it is about time, heck I have had it well over a year and have not shot it even once. Maybe I can do that Wednesday or Thursday.

All the best,
GB

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Smart Reuse Of Corks Or Is It A Training Video For A Future Alcoholic...

...or maybe it is both. I am making no judgments about this one; all I can think is that with all those corks - somebody must be drinking a lot of wine.

http://www.ulive.com/video/wine-cork-coasters-3-more-ways-to-use-up-your-wine-cork-stash

I supply the link, you watch and you decide.

All the best,
GB

Why Resort To Deadly Force?

Watch the video and tell me do you see a need for the police officer (the guy with the number 99 on the back of his shirt) to evidently have applied a choke hold to the suspect. I have watched the video repeatedly over the past couple of days and no matter how many times I watch it, I do not see a reason for him to have resorted to deadly force. Do you see any reason for the officer to have resorted to the use of deadly force?

As I said, I sure don't but maybe someone else sees it another way and can explain to me why deadly force was applied. Yes - choke holds are considered deadly force. If that was not a choke hold, I sure missed or misunderstood something in my martial arts and law enforcement training.



I could understand resorting to deadly force, even a choke hold, if the officer had the required amount of reasonable cause (or probable cause - which was required on my job to use deadly force) necessary to believe his or another's life was in danger or that the threat posed risk of serious bodily injury to him or others. I saw no need for deadly force to be employed - none at all - but maybe you see something I am missing. The only thing I can think of is that the offender had a history of using deadly force against officers in the past and that could be figured into the reasoning, along with his resisting, for the officer to use deadly force - but I think that is a stretch. Otherwise, I just don't understand why it was used.

All the best,
Glenn B
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

I Think He Got Only Half The Beating He Deserved

A father reportedly walked into a room to see another man allegedly sexually assaulting the father's 11 year old son at a home in Daytona Beach, FL. A short while later, the dad called 911 to report:

 "I just walked in a grown man molesting...and I got him in a bloody puddle for you, officer."

In addition he also told the police:

"He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you"

The boy reportedly said that the man, identified as Raymond Frolander, took him to a another room in the house and pulled his pants down (I don't know if that means the suspect pulled his own pants down or if he pulled the boys pants down).

The suspect reportedly told police: "I'm guilty" when he was questioned by them.

More at the source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/18/florida-dad-beats-man-found-raping-his-son-report-says/?intcmp=latestnews


I would say that the guy is lucky to be alive and that he probably only received about half the beating that he deserved. I have to say though, only half the beating was one hell of a whooping. Just look at that face!

The father was not charged. However, if the father is arrested and charged for this at a later date, and if there is a legal defense fund set up for him (of which I become aware), I am pretty sure I will make a donation if the facts remain as reported. I have to hand it to him, the father showed a lot of restraint. As far as I am concerned, he deserves a medal for giving him a beating and not outright killing that piece of dirt. Now, I would guess that is he is convicted, the suspect will have lots of really close buddies while in prison - really close and intimate too! It does not get much better than that.

All the best,
Glenn B
 

Even Though The Evidence Indicates The Separatists Fired The Missile...

...each party involved reportedly is blaming another. The Ukrainians have blamed the Russian backed separatists and say they have recorded phone calls that prove so. The Russians, in the form of Putin, are blaming the Ukrainians - not for firing the missile but Putin says they caused the unrest and that led to the downing of the plane. (Source.)

I am not sure if the Russians or the Donetsk People’s Republic (the separatists) are the ones doing what I am about to mention but I believe it is the Donetsk People's Republic, in particular the Cossacks among them. They are blaming someone alright but it may not be whom you would expect. They have blamed, in effect, Malaysian Airlines. The following is part of the third of the recorded phone calls, purportedly between Russian Intelligence and members of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and it pretty much places the blame squarely on Malaysian Airlines:

““... They shouldn’t be fucking flying. There is a war going on.”" (Source of quote.)

I guess my theory that maybe Muslim Extremists were involved has been flushed down the toilet, which I pretty much expected would happen but I never would have imagined that anyone would have blamed the airline, the plane, the crew or the passengers. One would think that in a war, proper identification of the target would be a primary concern. Would these arsehats have blamed the flight crew had it been a Russian or a Donetsk People's Republic military plane that they shot down  by mistake? I doubt it, they probably already would be facing a field court marshal or have been shot by now. That they were arsehats though there is no denying. Not only were they desperate enough to try to push the blame onto the airline by saying they should not have been flying over the disputed territory in the Ukraine, they also took it a step further. See those three dots in the above quote, they indicate there was something in that quote before the part I quoted. Here it is:

"That means they were carrying spies..." (Source of quote.)

The person saying that is referring to the aircraft flying over disputed Ukrainian territory. That part makes the quote complete and shows the utter outlandishness of the separatists in trying to assuage their own responsibility for killing 298 innocent people. Blaming it on the victims seemingly never gets to old to use just one more time. Let's hope things don't get much crazier than this; lesser incidents than one like this have led to major wars in the past.

I guess the only ones I have not heard from regarding placing blame for this is Malaysian Airlines. I imagine they have a lot more important things to attend to right now than that.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Here Is One For The Conspiracy Theorists (or Is it Two)

We assumed that either Malaysia Airline flight MH370, that disappeared in march either went down because of catastrophic aircraft failure or because of terrorism. The airliner has yet to be found but we have some clues leaning toward terrorism such as the deviation in flight path of that plane, the fact that the pilot said everything was okay despite the deviated flight path, the flight simulator in the pilot's (or was it co-pilot's) home and so on.

Now we have a second Malaysian Airlines aircraft, flight number MH17, a Boeing 777 like the first, that has gone down. This one over the Ukraine but evidently shot down by a missile. Now the pundits are saying it had to have been either shot down by the Ukraine, or by separatists in the Ukraine, or by Russia. Each might have something to gain if they could get it to appear that the other side did it. ach would have a lot to lose if the blame was assigned to them.

Presuming that MH17 was shot down by a missile, might we also put forth the hypothesis that yet another party may stand to gain if they shot it down instead? I am also wondering if it is a sad coincidence that this is the second Malaysian Airlines aircraft that apparently has gone down in a few months or was it not coincidental. In other words was this a planned attack with Malaysia Airlines as the target? Thinking along those lines makes me ask myself, who other than Russia, the separatists, or the Ukraine might have done it and, then who could gain the most from it and pretty much stand to lose nothing if they were found out. The answer that keeps resonating throughout the little gray cells is: Muslim Extremists.

In the case of extremists attacking flight MH17 (the one that was shot down today) by coincidence, they might have done so to gain increased infamy among their cohorts, furtherance of the Extremist Islamist jihad against the rest of the world, and probably an increase in recruitment. They might gain if they cause an all out war between Russia and the Ukraine just by their having attacked it or any other company's airliner. If war broke out over this because it was wrongly believed it had to have been Russia, or separatists, or the Ukraine, when it fact it may have been Islamic terrorists, other countries might ultimately become involved in that war. Thereby, enemies of Islamist extremists (virtually any non-Muslim country and even many Muslim countries) might be weakened by involvement in such a war. The combatants who would be busy fighting one another would have less time to devote to the cessation of terrorism and the termination of Islamic extremism. 

Now maybe the flight today and the one in March were targeted purposefully. Why target two Malaysian Airlines flights months apart? Well, Malaysia is over 60% Muslim. There are conflicts between Muslim groups there on a regular basis, deadly conflicts. The government of Malaysia is trying to quell the conflicts and thus in essence has taken a sides. The airline is run by the government. There you have it, reason enough for one extremist group or another to attack their airline, simply because it is associated with a government they oppose.

Note, I am not saying that this flight or even the first missing Malaysian airliner in fact was brought down by Muslim Extremists. I am just putting forth the hypothesis that both could have been and that maybe it is not coincidence that the flight shot down today was also a Malaysian Airlines flight. I will leave it to those conducting the investigation to determine such but it certainly is something interesting to ponder for now as long as the evidence does not rule it out.

All the best,
Glenn B
   

Talk About Precise Aim

Talk about precision aim, I have only seen an aim as good as this guy's once before. I saw the following video over at Wirecutter's blog and it immediately reminded me of another excellent piece of work and precision aiming so I had to steal it and repost it here:



That was an excellently calculated perfect job when it came to tree cutting. Can you imagine an aim that precise! That man is a modern artist at work if ever there was one.
 
Seeing that video brought to my mind another man with a precise aim when it came to downing trees. Heck, I have not thought about this in probably more than 30 years and it happened several years longer ago than that. Back in the mid-seventies, I watched my friend's dad chop down a tree at their cottage in upstate NY. We used to crash there after partying in New Paltz; we would raid parties at the college or just bar hop in town - at that time more bars per square foot of any town I had ever visited - pre 21 year age drinking laws.

Well, he chopped down a tree, close to the cottage, close to their garden and picnic table and other structures as I recall. Everyone except him thought the tree was going to fall in the exact opposite direction than he had planned and onto the house, but he told us exactly where the tree would fall. He held out his arms to indicate the width of the tree, walked a path where he said it would fall with arms still held out. We all thought, 'yeah right' and wished him luck. He just went back to cutting.  At one point, near the end, he stopped, examined his work, decided to start cutting somewhat more on a different side and at a different angle and we all thought "Oh Shit" since he seemed to be changing his cutting plan.

When the tree began to fall, it started to come straight down, sliding down - the upper cut area against the lower for a split second. It looked as if it would just replant itself by impaling the cut end of the trunk back into the earth. Then amazingly to we who watched, it started to tilt and somehow fell in the right direction. Not only did it go the right way, it fell exactly where he said it would fall - all in less than a second or two.

He did not use chain saw, he did not use wedges, he used a hand saw and an axe - and a lot of muscle and sweat with that axe and saw - mostly the axe. I vaguely recall that we gave him some help with the saw. He reserved the axe for himself and we just did a bit and only exactly how he said to do it with the saw. He was the artist, the grand planner maker, the master tradesman at work. How I wish we had had an 8mm or 16mm camera to film that at the time (no video recorders or cell phones cameras back then). It was a work of art and he was truly akin to da Vinci at getting it done. Oddly enough, he too, like the guy in that video, was pretty thankful that it had fallen the right way and he wasn't thanking himself either.

All the best,
Glenn B

Is There Really No Doubt That Things Have Gotten Better Mr. President?

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Tell me Mr. President, do you believe your own absolutely baseless bullshit rhetoric that the economy is improving and that we may be about to see the end of the recession. It's been three years since you said that; I do not see an end to the recession on the horizon - do you! Do you still blame George W. Bush for the terrible state of the economy under your administration. Heck you said it had gotten better but evidence has built up, over the three years since you said that in June 2009, to show that the economy is actually getting worse. Gasoline prices are high as the sky for longer than under any other president in my lifetime. The U.S. economy is still shrinking (in fact it shrank its worst in 5 years in the first quarter of 2014). See:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101787838 

Oh how the left loves to claim it is already rebounding - seems we keep hearing that a lot then the facts refute it). Taxes have risen markedly  with you at the helm which is often a harbinger, if not the cause, of more economic failure to come. Yet, in states where taxes have been lowered their economy has improved, take for instance Kansas - see:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/sectors/item/18685-kansas-tax-cuts-already-improving-the-state-s-economy.

You go ahead Mr. President, keep on promoting higher taxes and more government spending to supposedly create jobs. I really mean that because I am hopeful it will help assure you go down as the worst president in the history of the USA. Of course, you try to blame another, there are jobs, or lack of them, that you have blamed on your predecessor. Yes the unemployment rate rose to 7.3 under the previous president but  as you can see in the government's own statistics on unemployment, the rate was on average much lower under that president - much, much lower. Under you President Obama, the rate kept rising for a few years, then slowly has fallen but unemployment is still way above the average it was under the previous administration. When it comes to current unemployment, it appears things are about to get worse. Microsoft has announced that it plans to layoff 18,000 employees over the course of the next year, see:

http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/07/17/microsoft-to-eliminate-up-to-18k-jobs-over-next-year/

Indeed, you announced cutting our military forces to the lowest level since prior to WWII. See both:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/13/pentagon-gives-pink-slips-to-hundreds-soldiers-including-active-duty-officers/ and

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/24/soldiers-troops-fired-reduction-downsizing/5560515/

Now tell me please, President Obama, where do you think those military personnel will find employment once back home? They will not find jobs at companies like Microsoft and certainly not at companies already cutting employees because of Obama-care. Then again, why are you (note I said "you" instead of we, just as you so often say "I" instead of we) downsizing the military in the face of renewed hostile actions in the Middle East. Did we fight a war only to see our accomplishments destroyed in the blink of an eye because we were no committed to prevailing over the long term?

You sir have just about destroyed the economy and the American Way. Helping you along the way have been your henchmen such as Geitner who headed the IRS but could not or would not file his taxes properly. Lerner who targeted political groups for tax harassment and who then when faced with an investigation seemingly destroyed her own government emails although it was mandatory for her to retain them. Pelosi who said over and over again that keeping people on unemployment for a longer time makes the economy grow (she truly seems to be out of her mind and you rely on her over and over again as an ally). Eric Holder who seemingly knows nothing about anything from Operation Gunrunner or Fast & Furious to the murders of Border Patrol Agents on our southern border, to him calling the Fort Hood massacre "work place violence" instead of labeling it terrorism thus showing he does not understand what constitutes a terrorist act. It appears to be just one scandal after another with the Holder.

Then again, it is pretty much the same with the incompetent boobs you have placed into positions of power such a Hillary Clinton of "...what difference does it make" relative to the killings of U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Sebelius reportedly seeking payment from U.S. corporations to help pay for Obama-care, the head of the GSA under whom the GSA held an extravagant party in Vegas during a conference at which it spent over 800 grand, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson using an alias when she corresponded in official government emails, Joe Biden (yes your VP) forcing a reporter to wait in a closet. There are many more examples of incompetence and scandals within your administration. Please explain to me how anything, except for an extreme leftist agenda that is weakening America, could be getting better due to anything you have done?

The truth is that our economy, and the remainder of issues falling under the state of the Union, continue to trudge through the mud. We are facing not only economic ruin but the destruction of the American way under your command as you incessantly fail to work with Congress and claim you will go it yourself even though that is likely in violation of the Constitution in many instances of the action you take. Is it true sir, what you said: "So there's no doubt that things have gotten better ...." I don't think so but I do believe what you said a moment later, in essence about your rhetoric: "... But that's little comfort if you're one of the folks who have lost their job, and haven't found another". Mr. President you were right on the money when you said it was little comfort to folks like that and it remains so as the economy remains in a major slump and is once again about to be losing high numbers of jobs. I conclude sir, that you are, without doubt, the worst president of my life time.

All the best for America,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ZoNation Shoots A Bull's-Eye



The aim of these guys was true and they hit dead center of the bull's-eye, the target being the leftist agenda on firearms ownership, the NRA and race baiting.

All the best,
GB

I Thought I Had Miserable Luck...

...but some guys just have worse luck than mine - much, much, much worse than mine.



None of my girlfriends ever had one of those, at least not attached to them!

A hat tip to Enrique P for this one.

All the best,
Glenn B

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

9mm Penetration At Distance

The guys at Iraqveteran8888 certainly do up some excellent videos for YouTube. Their channel is one of the very few YouTube channels to which I subscribe. If you carry a 9mm pistol for self defense and or if you utilize a 9mm carbine for the same purpose, you may want to give a watch to one of their latest videos:  How Far Will a 9mm Kill? (Note I condone shooting to stop as I imagine do they and they are not condoning shooting to kill in this video, just telling you at up to what distances they believe the 9mm could be lethal.)

While it may not be the most scientific of studies, it certainly should allow you to see that the 9mm can be lethal at decent distances for a pistol round. Anyone who, after seeing this video, wants to claim that a 3/4" thick plywood target and a 2x4" board do not replicate a human body would be correct; but anyone who thinks that a 9mm round, at 200 yards fired from a pistol or at 440 yards fired from a carbine, could not crack open your coconut (the one sitting on your neck) is a fool.

Longmire

I watched all of season one of Longmire pretty much glued to the tube. I have watched all the episodes this year kind of, sort of but I just have not been into it as much as last year. Still though, I have followed along well enough. Tonight, I decided to really pay attention. I was very happy I made that decision. Tonight's episode was excellent and ended with it being a classic cliffhanger more or less even though the timing was off a bit. You know, a cliffhanger ended with a scene in which some action pivotal to the plot was just to unfold at its climax and they end the show a moment before it happens. In other words, you'd be left in suspense until next week's show. Well this one lived up to being a true classic cliffhanger, except as I said for the timing being off a bit - they had another scene after the cliffhanger scene - but the wait for the next episode would have been suspense filled nonetheless had they wanted it to be so.

I mean, heck it was not a second after the show and I was anxious to see next weeks show to see how a duel between Walt and a survivalist turned out (you saw them about to shoot it out, the camera pans away just as you hear two shots and the suspense was set. I also was anxious to see and to see  if Vic survives or gets killed off trying to rescue Walt. Then within a minute, it all fell apart, the fuckers ruined it for everyone. What did the big time directors or producers (or whomever) in charge of producing the commercials decide to do in the commercial? They showed Walt and Vic, both alive and well, in next week's show. What assholes. Why bother having one of the best episodes ever end in a cliffhanger if they were going to ruin the suspense by showing us clips from next week's show with Walt and Vic in them. Why not just show several clips without them and keep everyone in suspense - after all that is the whole idea of a cliffhanger. Again, I must say - WHAT ASSHOLES.

Later 4 Longmire,
Glenn B