Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Classic Snark

On looking into the Guerena shooting, Tam brings the snark, some humor to some dark tragedy.

It was like the Geheime Staatspolizei meets the Keystone Kops...

It's one thing to get mowed down in your home by jackbooted thugs, but please don't let me show up at the pearly gates having been killed by clown-shoed ones.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Was at Marion County Fish and Game this afternoon.

Impressive facility.

Their auxiliary bays have epic berms of dirt and are most useful.

I'd like to thank the gentleman who I shared the bay with for the first hour. He let me share his Bobcat Steel target. Made me a convert. I am definitly going to pick one of those up. Go to the site, very nice quality steel targets. Gives great and immediate feedback on whether or not you hit.

Another real fun thing is to take old clay pigeons and put em on the berm. They blow apart real fun. Good precision targets too.

And lessons learnt: brining water is a great thing on hot days, earplugs are not sufficient, next time doubleup or just wear earmuffs.

Natch or "And the guy had to be named Weiner"

Well, this is not surprising at all.

So a bunch of luwd and pornagraphic stuff appeared on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)'s social media sites. He blames a hacker, others think he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Either way the story is being burried.

Funny that.

After all, this isn’t just any story. Regardless of how it all eventually breaks, what we have here is either the story of a high profile, recently married New York Congressman who’s seriously considering a Mayoral run in Manhattan, tweeting his “junk” to a young woman two decades his junior — and lying to the media about it. Or we have a story involving a high-profile Congressman’s Facebook and Twitter account being hacked with pornographic pictures.

So ask yourself: how does the MSM justify all but ignoring something so juicy? And then if you’re still not convinced of the story’s newsworthiness, remind yourself that these events are not unfolding in one of those odd, square-shaped states our journalist-class fly over every once in a while. This is a New York story that involves the trifecta of politics, sex, and a rising political star. Furthermore, the icing on the cake is Bill and Hillary Clinton. Last July, in a ceremony officiated by former President Clinton himself, Rep. Weiner married Hillary’s top aide, Huma Abedin.

Now, please don’t bother to answer any of the above questions. They were rhetorical and answered by the “D” after Rep. Weiner’s name. Naturally, the hacking of a Facebook account connected to one of the best known and most outspoken Democrats in Congress is a bonafide story … unless you’re afraid of where that story might lead. And if you’re interested in what a WeinerGate story looks like when a news outlet is terrified afraid of where it might lead, read this.

Those courageous truth tellers, going wherever the story takes them... unless it happens to hurt the Narrative.

Other than Politico (the exception that appears to prove the rule), this is your MSM, folks. This is who these people are and how they operate. Larry Craig, David Vitter, John Ensign, Chris Lee, and Mark Foley were all made superstars of the media narrative, but as of right now it looks as though Anthony Weiner’s possible indiscretions are being treated like those of John Edwards — see, hear, and speak no journalism.

And Ted Kenedy and Bill Clinton.

Ace has more.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cracked Delivers

And has done in the past: talking about the higher education buble, the insanity of gun laws, and why zombies are overrated.

Well here's two good things that are less "subversive".

The science behind hot peppers, and The Six Most Badass Airline Pilots to Ever Stare Down Death.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Stakes.

After seeing the constant preaching , whining, incompetence, bloated egos, double talk, and abject failure of our political "leaders"...

I had a strong desire to see some Adults. People who took responsibility and duty.

Stephen Green and Richard Fernandez delivered.

These were serious and — if you’ll pardon me using the word — sober men, faced with a terrible mess they’d inherited. Then they quite purposefully and methodically went about the business of preventing a third global war by making it too terrible even for Stalin’s heirs to contemplate.

It was a distasteful thing, at best, spending billions on nuclear bombs and bombers and fighters and missiles and submarines and all the rest. Many of our best minds were devoted to new forms of mass death, and the command and control technologies to make it all work, instead of pursuing business, politics or the arts. Many of our finest men were tasked to making sure all those bombs and delivery systems would work, 24/7, no excuses and at a moment’s notice — just in case we suddenly needed to wipe out a third of the planet.

Because they were serious and sober, because they didn’t flinch, because they were grownups — they succeeded in their primary mission of preventing The First World Nuclear War.

It's all to easy to stay a child in today's world. So often one can fall onto someone else for support, let someone else take charge, and pretend that hard decisions between bad and worse choices don't exist.

There are people that go though their whole lives in Condition White, aimlessly floating along.

It wouldn't be so bad if the rest of us were lumped in with them, being herded by "leaders" who are even more inept.


So people, especially young people keep leaving New York. Especially Upstate...

For more than 15 years, New York state has led the country in domestic outmigration: For every American who comes here, roughly two depart for other states. This outmigration slowed briefly following the onset of the Great Recession. But a recent Marist poll suggests that the rate is likely to increase: 36 percent of New Yorkers under 30 plan to leave over the next five years. Why are all these people fleeing?

Count me as one. I could not find a job in my feild in New York. And thus I moved to a state where there was employment, and lower taxes and cost of living and was Shall-Issue.

It happens.

More and more.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Now that's cute.

Select fire 1911

Via Unc

Don't even want to know how expensive that'd be.

This Just in: Obama promises to not run for a third term.

Tony Katz looks at the AP's attempt at a puff-piece that talks about
how Obama and his wife joke about how horrible it would be if he were
President for Life.

Hah... funny.

The piece ends with the big dose of reality – “U.S. presidents are constitutionally barred from a third term.” It seems a rather odd conversation to have. Another moment where President Obama, or the First Lady, is quoted in stating their hatred, disgust or exhaustion at the job. The story is meant to make them human, likable, common….but it doesn’t do that. It makes them look like people who live in the world of contradiction. They can’t wait to get out, but underneath they wonder what they would do if they could stay in power, they could keep control, they could rule.

I found the piece to be off-putting, if not disturbing. What do you think?

Agreeded. I'm reminded of Jim Geraghty's line: "All of Obama's statements come with an experation date."

Friday, May 13, 2011


Somehow these Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments go well my mood right now.

Haunting, beautiful, and depressing.

Oh well, back to moving. At least it's Friday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Civilizing Trends.

Breda looks to the future.

Which reminds me of Marko Kloos' classic essay.

And to change things up, here's a basket of puppies.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yay, GLaDOS made a friend.

I suppose I should explain... here. Bit of a Portal 2 spoiler.

Speaking of friends became a member at a new gun club last night and met Tam and Bobbie. And MCF&G really doesn't do things by halves.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Meanwhile in more enlightened places......

In the UK a Woman tells trespassers, illegally squatting nearby, to not destroy her property. Trespassers get violent. Police are called, and blame her.

The woman committed no crime, and did not even threaten to use her arms, but because the situation arose where she might have to defend herself, the State decided to take her guns away and the ability to purchase more.

That is what gun control is: the State enabling the physically strong, the numerous, and the criminal to prey upon the physically weaker, the few, and the law-abiding.

If every gun vanished do you think that gangs of rowdy trespassing youths would be unable to successfully attack middle-aged women with terminal cancer?

Remember that there are people that want us to emulate these laws.