Saturday, April 28, 2007

Not a bad Saturday

Spent a good part of the day at a gun show today, met up with Nate and his wife and a friend, Loc, who I met last time we went to the gun show. I saw a lot of stuff I liked, but if I had tried to buy what I wanted, the bill would have looked like the budget of a small country. Some of those pistols, knives, and rifles were so nice it practically brought tears to your eyes. I ended up not getting anything this time, but Nate managed to score a fair amount of ammo. Now I just have to get rid of this pain in my spine from being too long on my feet (I have four bad disks in my lower spine).
Since it has gotten quite a bit warmer, I guess I'm looking at yard work tomorrow.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The perfect gift

A combination thumbdrive and bottle opener.
What better match for the titanium spork?

Condom Found in McDonald's Happy Meal

They're still investigating this, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were true.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A grandmother was alarmed to find a condom in a happy meal gift pack bought for her 7-year-old granddaughter at a McDonald's (MCD) restaurant in New Zealand, local media reported Thursday.

Grandpa Rowan Hutch told The Dominion Post newspaper it was lucky his wife was first to look inside the small sports bag that came with the meal.

She was aghast when she found the green condom and its packet inside the bag, he said.
"I was pretty horrified really. The fact my granddaughter was going to look in the bag and find this thing. It would be difficult to explain, she's only seven," said Hutch.

It wouldn't be too hard to explain; just tell her it's a "happy" balloon. I guess child's idea of a "happy pack", and someone else's idea of a "happy pack" are two different things.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Utah County Jail may bill inmates for their stay

SPANISH FORK -Inmates at the Utah County Jail may soon have to pay for their stay behind bars.
Utah County's sheriff has signed off on a "Pay to Stay" concept.
Under the program, inmates locked up on misdemeanor crimes - such as assault and DUI - would pay $10 for each day they spend in jail.
The program was launched back in 2003 after the Utah Legislature approved a law allowing county jails to charge inmates. The money will then be used to pay for the increasing costs of the jail due in part to its growing population.
The main goal of the program is to hold inmates accountable for their actions. The sheriff's office hopes to begin the program by mid-summer.

Sounds like a good idea; I wish they would do it more often.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Caption contest

Judging the best caption is tougher than it looks; it is a subjective thing, rather than objective. Everyone's funnybone is just a little bit different. I ended up going with Ator of the Lone Blade Clan, though Hammer and Cowboy Blob were right up there. Thank you to everyone who dropped by and left a comment, and to Cowboy Blob for posting a link.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Nanny Bloomberg does it again

I have to wonder about the people who voted this guy into office.

Saying that he would not spend his final term in office “pretending that all is fine,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made a series of Earth Day proposals today to improve the environment of New York City, including charging a new congestion fee’ to drivers who come into parts of Manhattan during peak hours during weekdays.

The proposal that is sure to attract the most attention, and possibly objections, is one to impose the $8 fee on car drivers, and $21 for truck operators, to drive in Manhattan south of 86th Street.

Sounds to me more like a way to squeeze more money out of people, without having to call it a tax.
Not only will they have to pay to drive there, but they will have to pay more for items that are shipped there, since the tax fee affects commercial transportation, also.
Let's see, he runs illegal arms investigations, bans smoking, bans trans-fats...what is next? Tax Charge a fee for the amount of air people breathe? Seems like he is aiming for a nicely regulated socialist society.

No thanks, I'll stay out west where there is still a little bit of freedom left.

Friday, April 20, 2007

More spam

Looks like the Brady Bunch is working overtime; they're sending out spam again, asking for money. They look at a senseless massacre of innocents as an excuse to panhandle.
From the mail they sent me it says:
Elected officials continue to ignore our gun violence problem. It’s time for them to answer one question: "What are YOU going to do about it?"
Well, personally I'm thinking about getting a CCW, that seems to be the best idea.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Any good captions for this one?

I know someone out there has to have something to add to this...

More exploitation

Click for larger view.

Interesting how these people can list all of these so-called "facts", yet no one can prove them. Another case of either a blatant liar, or an ignorant fool. Of course, how smart do you have to be to draw cartoons for the Brady Bunch?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mr. Gore; why is it snowing outside my window?

More Global Warming; I wish we could get a little more of the warming part.

Mood change?

My music seems to be in a different vein today; don't know if it is from reading the news, phases of the moon, or nothing at all...

"I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"It's My Life" by Bon Jovi
"Highwayman" by The Highwaymen
"Allies" by Heart
"March of Cambreadth" by Heather Alexander
"All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix
"Johnny Reb" by Johnny Horton
"The Warrior" by Patty Smyth
"Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon
"Let Me Be" by The Turtles

Guns and cars

This is probably the best commentary on "licensing guns the same as cars" that I have ever read.

H/T to Lawdog.

Monday, April 16, 2007

That didn't take long

Looks like the Brady Bunch has already started their media blitz. This is from their website (excuse me, but I refuse to link to them).

"Details are still forthcoming about what motivated the shooter in this case to act, and how he was able to arm himself. It is well known, however, how easy it is for an individual to get powerful weapons in our country.

"Eight years ago this week, the young people in Littleton, Colorado suffered a horrible attack at Columbine High School, and almost exactly six months ago, five young people were killed at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania. Since these killings, we've done nothing as a country to end gun violence in our schools and communities. If anything, we've made it easier to access powerful weapons."

Looks like they didn't want to miss the chance to start their drivel about "powerful weapons" and "gun violence". Interesting how grown adults can attribute supernatural powers to inanimate objects. Nobody seems to worry about psychopaths, only their weapons. It is almost as if they are sitting around waiting for tragedies to occur, with templates ready to start cranking out their propaganda. The truth of the matter is that if a couple of people could have fought back, this might have been nipped in the early stages.

20 People Killed On Virginia Tech Campus

Looks like we had a crazy cut loose in a school.

Police say at least 20 people were killed in two shootings on the Virginia tech campus this morning around 7am.

Officials say it began on one end of the 26-hundred acre campus...and then continued two hours later on the other side of the school.

Since it seems it was only one shooter, I have to wonder if an armed civilian could have made a difference. It seems that if one or two people could have shot back, it might have ended differently. As long as places forbid legal firearms, they are nothing but killing fields for psychos.
Just my opinion.

Looks like the death toll is at least 30. What a senseless mess...

For one of the best comments on this that I have seen, check out this from Lawdog

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Any music psychologists out there?

In the morning, I like getting a cup of coffee when I first get up, toss a few tunes in the Jukebox, and read the news. I was looking at the first ten of my music choice this morning, and started wondering if the choices subconsciously reflected my mood, or whether that sort of thinking is just BS.

"Veteran of the Psychic Wars" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Over the Border" by Eric Burdon
"Dark Night" by The Blasters
"It Just Happens That Way" by Mindi Abair
"Sunday Morning Coming Down" by Johnny Cash
"White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day
"As Tears Go By" by Marianne Faithfull
"The Pusher" by Steppenwolf
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
"Outlaw Blues" by Pat Benatar

If these are indicative of my mood outlook for today, then things look sort of glum.
Any opinions?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Latest from the Brady Bunch

Looks like the people at Hoplophobes-R-Us are getting all excited; have you seen the latest mail from them?

In a 2-1 decision in Parker v. District of Columbia, right-wing activist judges on a Federal Appeals Court recently overturned Washington D.C.'s long-standing restrictions on handguns based on their twisted view of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution while ignoring more than 60 years of precedent — a decision that endangers America's gun laws coast-to-coast.

So saying that the Second means what it says, and The People means the people of the US is a twisted view? These people have no shame when it comes to rewriting the Bill of Rights.

This fight is so critical to the safety and sanity of our nation
that an anonymous donor has extended his challenge and
will match dollar for dollar all monthly gifts
to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund.

They are not the right people to go prattling about "safety and sanity"; I feel safe when taking care of my own protection, something they cannot assure. And sanity? There is nothing sane about that hysterical drivel they are sending out; they can't seem to put two sentences together without spewing out lies. The last time I saw anyone this worked up about a mythology, they were proselytizing for some goofy cult in a mall. To listen to this bunch, the NRA makes the Illuminati look like pikers. Sorry about the rant, but these jackasses irritate the living hell out of me.
Just my opinion.