Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Is There A Cotton Shortage?

I know pork went up in price a year or two ago due to some virus wiping out a lot of the little porkers. Chickens and other fowl are going up in price as are eggs because of some bird virus hitting them recently. Blue socks are almost impossible to buy my way (at least navy or dark blue in three packs or more) supposedly due to some problem with indigo supplies and I had heard all about them. I'll be damned though if I also had heard about a cotton shortage. There must be one or so I would guess judging by the prices of Haines cotton underwear at Sears.

I went to my local Sears today thinking I'd buy a package or two of tightie whities - specifically Haines Classics. They were on sale and I thought that was good - buy one package of 7, get another 25% off. I found an even better deal at another display where they had packages containing an extra pair of undies making them 8 packs with the same deal of buy one and get 25% off another. I did not see a price anywhere, well at least until I put on my spectacles. On the back of the package, the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price was shown at $36.00 a pack (for either the 7 or 8 pack). There was no other price shown. I asked a store clerk about the price, she told me that the MSRP was the correct price and I said thanks but no thanks and left with the thought of fuck you Sears being screamed by my inner me.

I just checked online and Walmart it has Haines briefs for less than $10 a 7 pack, don't know if they are the classics or not. Target is pretty close to that. Sears had them advertised online for just under $24.00 a 6 pack (which is a pretty high price itself). So what gives with that $36.00 in store price! What gives is that I am going to shop elsewhere.

All the best,
Glenn B

If Someone Tries To Drive Off In Your Car, Don't Do This...

...because it is about as stupid as stupid can be unless of course maybe your baby is inside the car and even then it I pretty friggin extreme.
 


On the other hand, if you happen to be a passerby, who can help with a high degree of certainty and without putting innocents in danger, then go ahead and do what you can legally do to stop it.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Police Must Have A Bug Up Their Ass...

...to have charged these kids criminally over this prank. A fair and fitting punishment would have been for the kids to either clean up the mess or pay for the clean up performed by a professional pest removal company and detention for a week. We live in a truly bizarre and pitiful predicament when law enforcers find it obligatory to become involved with such a high school prank let alone charge anyone for it.

All the best,
Glenn B

Marine Represented Herself As Her Own Attorney...

...and may have been a fool as the saying goes but there is no way that I can fathom how she lost her case. She was drummed out of the Marine Corps for displaying a single bible verse at her workstation and failing to remove it when so ordered. To have dishonorably discharged her for failing to obey the order to remove that verse seems to me to be a blatant violation of her religious freedom. Her new, and high powered, attorney (yep she wised up quickly) feels the same way. More here.

I am not all that religious but on this one all I can say is God bless her.

All the best,
GB

There Is A Major Flaw In This Philosophy

 
I found this image on Facebook and although I am sure the person who posted it there thought of it as a wonderful image to push for unabashed self expression in a good way, there is seriously something very wrong with that philosophy. You see, when you don't give a damn about what others think when you do something wrong in life, it can lead to terrible consequences.
 
If you don't think I am right about that, then consider this: It is apparently the same philosophy followed by folks like Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos, Gary Leon Ridgway, Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin, and Adolph Hitler to name just a few. They lived life the way they wanted to do so and that was by wantonly killing others without regard to what others thought about them.
 
All the best,
GB

Monday, May 25, 2015

She Was Hot With A Pistol...


 
 
...but I think you'll have to admit, she is one heck of a looker with a rifle too.

 
All the best,
GB
 

Another High Ranking Military Commader About To Be Fired By Obama?

I don't know, but after reading this article, I cannot imagine anything but the swoop of Obama's axe not being far from his neck. I truly think that President Obama is setting us up, knowingly or unwittingly, for a major catastrophe with regard to our military preparedness, specifically with regard to our lack of it. My gut feeling tends to make me believe that it is knowingly with forethought but that part of me is only a small percentage above the part that believes no U.S. president would do that to his own country. Then again...

All the best,
Glenn B

Some Excellent Advice About Firearms Training

I agree with virtually everything said in this article containing 10 pointers on firearms training. I think some of the issues need more of an explanation but you get a good general idea of how to avoid pitfalls and to assure you are getting good training.

If you already clicked on the link and read the article you may have noted that number 10 does not seem to have anything to do with firearms training but rather with actual self defense carry and use of a firearm. Believe me, nothing could be further than the truth even though the author expressed is as I just laid it out. When I go to the range, I assure that I have my pistol, extra magazines (or in the case of a revolver in years passed I had extra speed loaders), a flashlight and sometimes even inert pepper spray to use for training. Why anyone go to the range with only the mag in the mag well, or the rounds in the cylinder (without a speed loader ready) to practice for self defense type shooting is beyond my understanding - yet people do it. It is clearly not the smart thing to do though and you should always have extra loading devices with you for your particular firearm(s) when at the range if only because you don't have to stop to reload the mag or cylinder bullet by bullet after each round of shooting. It makes it more efficient, makes if more fun and makes more sense. If shooting for self defense training or practice it is essential to learning how to do it right although it does not preclude you never training and practicing how to load bullet by bullet in the event you wind up someday without a speed loader or without an extra or useable magazine.

Anyway, as I said, I agree with virtually everything that was in the article. From that you can imply that I am a big fan of folks who shoot being properly trained in how to do it. If nothing else, getting enough training will allow you to improvise in a situation that you may not have expected or for which you never trained. Believe me when I say that it is better to have some good training than not to have it when it comes to firearms and their use.

All the best,
Glenn B

Remember Them - Honor Them


Remember Them, Honor Them




On this Memorial Day, take at least some of your spare time to honor them merely by thinking about the sacrifice they have made for us.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Who Owes You?

 
Generally, I agree with the above but not in everything. Sometimes some folks owe other folks a lot. While it is nice to think that no one owes us anything, thus implying that we too owe no one anything and that we can make it solely on our own, it simply is not true. In reality, others help us along the way. We owe them and we owe them more than we often would like to admit. So, this weekend, at least, let's remember those who sacrificed their all for us, they who lost their lives defending us. We definitely owe them at least our respect and honor forever.
 
All the best,
Glenn B

I Wonder What Thoughts He Left Behind With The Shopkeeper

In the estimation of many of the people of this country, mostly black Americans (and that is merely a statement of fact and note I did not say in the estimation of most black Americans ), Michael Brown has become some sort of hero. Some, it seems, have elevated him to the status of demigod because in death he pushes their police hating, race baiting and anti-white racist agenda.

There is a lot of controversy about his being seen as the good guy in the events that led to and caused his death. A temporary memorial was continuously defaced and a tree planted in his honor was chopped down recently. That was a temporary memorial (it has been removed by Fergusson) and was really turning things upside down as far as ideals go. That a permanent memorial for him has been announced is absolutely an act of craziness.  In fact though, no matter how convoluted people's ideals must have become to allow for it, a permanent memorial is being erected in his honor (imagine him having honor). Part of that memorial will be a bronze plaque with a heart rending inscription on it.


Those words sure make him seem like a saint, as if he was a nice guy who always did good things and left people smiling at the prospects of seeing him again. The problem with that is that no one, at least to my knowledge, has ever interviewed the store clerk whom Michael Brown essentially manhandled to rob cigars from the convenience store.  No one ever interviewed Police Officer Darren Williams to ask how he is faring with the post traumatic stress that he is almost assuredly suffering since he had to shoot Michael Brown to defend himself. Instead, they still parade around in protest marches shouting "Hands up - don't shoot" a phrase that was proven to be an absolute fabrication made up by liars and perpetuated by race baiters and racists who scream for officer Wilson's head. Officer Wilson was not only not indicted, he was exonerated of any wrongdoing. Yet, he is still considered a murderer by many and Michael Brown as some sort of a martyr. The truth is though, when you look at the facts, a different Michael Brown emerges from all of the mist caused by all of their crocodile tears.

 Michael Brown was, in my estimation, a heinous thug but don't let my opinion sway you as to what you think of him - let the facts do that. Just watch he video of him in the convenience store. Just check on the court documents about how he attacked officer Wilson. Note that those records contain not only Officer Wilson's statement but reliable eye witness statements (as well as ones later proven to be lies but those were the ones saying officer Wilson was the aggressor) and physical evidence all indicating that Brown was attacking Wilson when Wilson shot Brown.

So why all the praise for a deceased apparent thug (at least from anyone other than his parents who of course would love him no matter what)? I believe it is because he was black and officer Wilson was white and they who honor the thug have an agenda that flies in the face of reason, ethics and morality. There is no doubt about it as far as I am concerned.

It has gotten so bizarre that maybe soon the malcontents will be protesting: Branches up - don't chop! Anyway, I can tell you that before yesterday, when I first saw that memorial plaque, I did not have a bucket list. I do now. So far, the only thing on the list is for me to go to the Michael Brown memorial and take a piss on it. I'll never do it but it is nice to dream about doing it nonetheless.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Enjoy your outings, beach trips, boating adventures, fishing trips, hikes, gardening, barbecues, and drink fests BUT while you are doing all of that:

PLEASE TAKE TIME EACH DAY THIS WEEKEND TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN DEFENSE OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, OF OUR CONSTITUTION, OF OUR FOREFATHERS, OF US AND OF OUR PROGENY.


WE LIVE IN THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH. THEY, IN GREAT PART, HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING IT THAT WAY BY MAKING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE, WHILE SERVING IN OUR MILITARY. NEVER FORGET THEM, BLESS THEM, RESPECT THEM AND HONOR THEM FOR THEY ARE THE DEPARTED HEROES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHO DIED DEFENDING US IN TIME OF WAR.

All the best,
Glenn

Friday, May 22, 2015

Gun Maintenance Reminder & Incentive

Once again, spring has sprung and is upon us with its fine but fickle weather and summer will soon be here. There has been a decent amount of rain in many areas of the country (sorry CA, nothing personal) and there have been several cool to almost cold days as well as quite a few very warm to hot humid days around where I live in the less than Constitutional state of NYistan. So far, the spring weather has been unpredictable as it oft can be but as usual it is all leading up to hotter and more humid days in many parts of the USA as summer draws nigh.

Thus it is a good time to get some firearms maintenance completed. Humidity and gun metal, especially for blued firearms, do not mix and that means it is an excellent time to give your guns a good cleaning and lubrication. If you do a field strip or a complete breakdown of your guns, when you reassemble them, it is a good idea to also do a function check of each. I am not going to get into this as much as I have in past years except to stress how important it is to do this for all the guns in your collection anywhere from 2 to 4 times per year whether or not they have been fired or stored (or both) and whether or not you regularly clean them after firing them and that this time of year is an excellent time to do it especially since many folks don't shoot as much over the summer and their guns get forgotten in the safe or wherever for those months. Taking care of them now, with a  little preventive maintenance, can save you a lot should  you neglect them and they rust.

As a little incentive for you (at least for my straight men and lesbian readers), allow me to repost a pic here I found on the web  and just imagine she will be your gun cleaning helper.


I don't know about what you think but she
could help me clean my guns anytime!
All the best,
Glenn B

Could Be An Interesting Book

As far as I can tell this one was published in 1962 and thus was just perking up the curiosity of me and my friends. Back then, in those more innocent years, thrills for pre-teenaged boys were often found on the covers of pulps like this one and what little is shown on this cover was quite the tease back then.


All the best,
GB


 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Just Cracked Open My Second Bottle Of...

...Long Trail Ale of the night. I decided to try this stuff because I enjoyed another brew made by the same company, not all that long ago, while in NH. It was a Long Trail IPA Limbo and that was a darned tasty beverage.

As for my current selection, I won't BS you with saying it tastes something like apple smoked squirrel nuts, or effervescent holy horse shit hops with a hint of oak and vanilla, because to me it merely tastes like a darned good ale. It's only 5% alcohol by volume but that beats a Budwiper or a Spoors any day and is a good choice for a work-week-night.

It's brewed by Long Trail Brewing Co. and is labeled as an "Original Vermont Amber Ale". If you like an ale with a distinct but not too strong flavor of hops, try one, I think you will enjoy it. I know one thing about it for sure, I surely am enjoying it.

All the best,
Glenn B

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I've Never Been A Big Fan Of Chromed Pistols...

...but if she wanted to show off hers to me, and show me all of carry & concealment techniques, I wouldn't let her know it.


Would I be wrong for that?

All the best,
GB
 

This Pretty Much Sums Up My Ideas On Smoking


After surviving stage 4 throat cancer, 25 years or more after I quit smoking, need I say more? Although a babe is pictured this message is meant especially for my son. I hope it sinks in because he smokes now and then when drinking and it's getting to be more and more frequent.

All the best,
GB

These Are Some Really Big Guns...

...don't ya think!

 
All the best,
GB
 

Obama The Big Fail

 
Obama is, I think, a failure at most things he has meddled in including his stint as president. Apparently Thomas Sowell agrees with that but he puts it much better than I ever could put it here.
 
All the best,
GB

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Yet Another Woman With Her Finger On The Trigger...

...at an apparently inappropriate time. Once again, I post this image here only for firearms safety educational purposes because you should never put your finger on the trigger until ready to shoot (or so they say even though there are obvious exceptions but is this one of them).


Anyway, why else would I put a photo like this in a blog-post except for educational purposes. I surely cannot imagine any other reason!

All the best,
Glenn B

Affirmative Action And Race Baiting Hiring At Their Best...

...or should I say at the ultimate predicted outcome! Imagine, a firefighter to afraid to fight fires who refuse to do so and who has even disappeared during a three alarm blaze. No, he apparently did not vanish because he was engulfed in flames or under the debris of a collapsed building but allegedly because he essentially was to much of a sluggard to do the job and had gone AWOL. Such are the reported alleged claims against a NYFD rookie who has been nicknamed Tragic Johnson.

Members of the FDNY are reportedly afraid to get rid of him, according to the NY Post, because:

"But department members are afraid to openly complain or criticize Johnson, who is black, because he was hired under a court order to increase minority hiring in the FDNY."

In addition, it has been reported that it took him three tries to get through the firefighter's academy! And he still is supposedly not doing his job. If he was white, Asian, Hispanic or any other possible combination, I believe that the chances are he would have been fired at the end of the first academy try if it is true he flunked it.

More here.

All the best,
GB

He May Not Call Himself A Hero...

...but I would bet the guy he pulled out of the car thinks he is one. See the story here with video.

All the best,
Glenn B

 

The Mystery of The Man Under The Mattress...

...is currently being investigated by NYPD detectives and is being handled as a homicide. If indeed the man was murdered, I doubt the killer smart enough to get away with murder if only because he hid the body in a place where it was sure to be found. Hilton hotels just do not have mattresses as lumpy as that one must have been. More here but not much more because apparently police either have few clues or are keeping mum.

All the best,
GB
 

Scum...

...usually floats atop the surface of a pond, this type though has sunk lower than the low and is mired deep down in the much at the bottom of the cesspool. To solicit money as donations toward the fight against cancer, especially in the name of cancer that afflicts children, and then to give only a tiny fraction of the amount you collected, is about as low as you can go when it comes to con games in my opinion. See this.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, May 18, 2015

Wishful Thinking?

Keep On Wishing!

All the best,
GB

Tofu Recipe

I prefer red meat, heck any kind of meat, to that non-sebaceous pseudo-smegma.


All the best,
Glenn B

My Blogging Over The Next Few Work Weeks...

...will be limited to that which I can do in the evenings. I'll be working full time hours for at least a few weeks until my employer can replace someone who opted out of the job so to speak. So, that means  will not have any time for blogging during the days, except on weekends.

All the best,
Glenn B

Enough To Drive An Arse Man Nuts

The form is exceptional but the moving pattern could just about blind you to the near perfection of the form.


Photo source: http://thermonuclear-ramses.tumblr.com/post/27888594419

All the best,
GB

U.S. Law Enforcement Probably Has Enough Military Equipment To Last About 25-50 Years...

...so I have no clue as to what good President Obama's curbing military equipment being issued to  law enforcement (source) is going to do except maybe gain him some political points. Don't get me wrong, it is a small step in the right direction, I just truly believe that law enforcers, in general, need to be stripped of most every bit of military gear and equipment they have been issued with the exception of most of their personal protective body armor. They do not need machine guns (note I did not say submachine guns) , they do not need armored personnel carriers or armored assault vehicles, they do not need tracked vehicles that can destroy a house by knocking it down with an attached ram, they do not need 50 caliber rifles, they do not need drones, they do not need 90-95% of the militarized gear and equipment they now have. Military gear and equipment should be reserved solely for the military and steps should be taken to strip LE of what they have of it already and to turn them back into law enforcers, who serve and protect us and our Constitution, instead of becoming the right hand of tyrannical government.

All the best,
Glenn B 

Was Bob A Burglar Or Maybe A Confused Drunk...

...who walked into the wrong apartment through an unlocked door. It's been reported that a woman in New Haven, CT, called the police about someone who had broken into her apartment. She reportedly asked that someone who was in her hallway and received the reply "Bob" from the alleged burglar whom the police are now seeking. Bob then reportedly fled through a backdoor. The thing is, nothing was reported stolen. (Source.) 

It almost sounds to me as if a confused drunk, or maybe just an overly tired and confused person, walked into the wrong apartment through the open front door and then left hurriedly though the back door when he realized something to the effect of "hey, that wasn't my wife's voice"! Who knows, maybe he was a wannabe rapist, a cat burglar or a pyscho or maybe he was just dazed and confused and in the wrong place after a long night partying.

All the best,
Glenn B