Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sugar Coma

Happy Holloween everyone!

Today was a good day.

I took my favorite rifle, the M14, to the range today and reached out 100 and 200 meters to ping steal. It was nice.

I still need to decide on a scope and mount though.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A loss...

FarmGirl over at TractorTracks just lost one of her horses today. She was getting old and they were expecting it, but it's still a hard weight to bear. Please go over and drop her a note or send her your condolences. Let her know that we all feel her loss as well.

Thanks guys.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Seen over on Michele Malkin's site.

In the comment thread about the "vapor bill" that the thugs inside the beltway just past...

One person pondered "If we are a nation of laws..."

To which someone else replied "That was the old America. The new America is a nation of flaws."

Snerk, snorfle... It's funny because it's true.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A banner day for the stockmarket

Today as I was driving the voices on my talkradio box broke into the regularly scheduled program to announce that the DOW had just peaked above 10,000.


Except that not 3 minutes later they had sound bites from various economists about what this meant. Now, for my local station to get all the way from Midwest US to NY and DC and back with interviews and everything...

It makes me think that this little market spike was orchestrated by the news-idjits to give them something positive to report.

It doesn't really matter that the Dow barely topped 10,000 and then immediately dropped back down. It doesn't matter that if you had blinked you would have missed the 10,000. What matters is that THEY say something good happened.

Okay, I'm no economist, I don't play one on TV and I didn't stay at a HIExpress hotel last night. But it seems to me that for there to be a REAL recovery in our economy, the job loss rate needs to turn into a job creation rate. So long as more people are losing jobs then are getting them, no amount of pie in the sky happy unicorn rainbow farts are going to turn the economy around.

Just my two cents.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Why I'm a caliber snob.

So, we're closing up at the range the other day. Making sure everything is set for the next day and the range is cold. Of course, we've got a couple of magizines each of just plinking ammo. Seeing as how we had the place to ourselves we decided to have a quick shoot at the elite bay. It's filled with steel plates and texas stars other fun things to shoot at.

There's this hostage tree. Basically it's a series of plates mounted so that when you shoot them, they swing to the other side of the stand and are ready to shoot again. There's about 6 of them on this one tree.

The coworker has a 2011 in .40S&W and he plinks away finishing up on the hostage tree. Ping, ping, ping. Now it's my turn. I figure I'll finish the hostage tree so they're all on one side and try my luck at the texas star. Out comes the 1911, steady grip, sight picture, squeeze, bang. I hit a plate about midway down the tree. It swings around, thunk, and the entire tree falls over dead.

The .45ACP. So awesome even inanimate objects will lay down and play dead at the sight of it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

No More Hitler/Obama Comparisons...

Enough is enough. We must stop this incessant Hitler/Obama comparison.

After all, Hitler actually got the Olympics.

H/T to Unix Jedi.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Worries? No Worries. Aftermath

Just so you all know. The cost of flying Air force One to Europe so the great 0 could get kicked with a reality boot and not get the "Chicago corruption machine"(TM) the Olympics was $900,000 dollars... US... But he'll just print more. So no worries.

Oh and that's just the 747, not the 2 C-17's or ancillary planes and vehicles. How long was he there? 50 minutes?

Remember the economy? It's still tanking. Or Afghanistan? Still fighting going on there. What else did he promise? I guess you can name it and safely say he didn't keep that either.

But on the topic of Afghanistan. This last week he said he needed a few weeks to evaluate the situation and formulate a strategy. W! T! F! He's had nearly a year since he was elected. Even longer if you take it from the time in the campaign when he first stated his platform on the matter. He's just now looking into it?

Hey 0! You're the president. You don't get to hand in assignments late. There's no partial credit in that job. Do your G... D... homework BEFORE it's too late.


{rant off}