Friday, April 14, 2006

Friday, April 07, 2006



Go to the new site.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


The New Site, that is.


It's still going thru some growing pains, but that is the new home of this blog. I don't think I'll be using this one anymore, so update your bookmarks and blogrolls accordingly.

I'm going to leave this one active. I decided against importing Haloscan, but I want to keep the comments. This site will languish in obscurity until such a time as its needed again. Like, say, a big WordPress or Hosting Matters shutdown. Then, I'll come back here until those things get sorted out.

Monday, February 20, 2006


Still working on finding a new home for this site. I've bought a domain name and a package from Hosting Matters. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I'll be getting comfortable in my newer, sexier digs. In the meantime, keep checking back here for the regularly scheduled drivel.

It's been a rough weekend. Twice now I've had my peace and quiet disrupted by my family and their damned issues. I thought I was going to have to hurt my brother tonight to keep him from doing something to my folks. My moms having some health issues but that isn't keeping her from provoking the rest of the family into ridiculous arguments and feuds. Blood is thicker, though, so regardless of their antics and bullshit, I continue to try my best to help them all get along.

It is seriously making me want to go to law school elsewhere in the country. I'm thinking now that I'll actually finish up my masters work here, so I'll have some kind of marketable skill elsewhere, even if its teaching. I really don't have the patience for it, I know that, but if it pays the bills. I could teach a couple of night classes and do law school during the day. I think that'd work out. Plus, when I graduate and pass the bar, I'll be in a less lawyer-rich environment than SoCal. And I'd get a twofer - move to a more gun friendly state, and get away from the loonies in my family.

I really need sleep right now, but I've still got adrenalin coursing, so I'm gonna get to work on moving the blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


I'm driving myself freakin' nuts. I'm importing this blog into the new Word Press blog I just created to replace it.

I'm having a bitch of a time with a couple of things - mainly, I can't seem to find how to edit the (*&^%*& template! There is nowhere I can find that will allow me to edit anything. I want to move my Haloscan comments over - can't. I want to edit the sidebar - can't. I want to import a graphic header - can't.

Any genius out there care to lend a hand? I am an HTML retread...but I have come to hate this platform enough to try to export everything. Do I need to purchase a WP upgrade? I've been told I need to upgrade Haloscan, which I'd be willing to do to keep comments, but if I can't import them...

Enough for tonight. I'm spent.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Long Days

It has been a loooong couple of days. Some family issues and some other, more intense conflicts have kept me from writing anything much. The couple times I did try to write something, Blogger didn't let me post it up. Once was their fault, once was mine. Or rather, it was the fault of a third party who created a situation that I'd rather have avoided. Steal my wireless internet will you, you bastard...

I tried to get out and go shooting today, but Mother Nature seemed to think it was a bad idea. All week, it's sunny and warm. This morning, its rainy and cold. Forecast for tomorrow - sunny and warm. WTF?

So instead of going shooting with a bunch of friends, I went by myself to my indoor range. I put about 80 rounds downrange with the new California EBR, which I had decided to christen KDD, or Katie, for "Kalifornia Death Dealer." Not PC enough? I'm thinking of having it etched and painted on the blank side of the lower. Well, that or maybe a Punisher skull.

One of the posts that got lost into the Google ether had a bunch of links and whatnot to recommended reading for the weekend. I know I've been slacking, I've seen the traffic fall off, but I just can't make myself write something good or inspired or interesting. Maybe in the next day or two.

I never
thought I'd have nothing good to post for three days. *drinks* Watch the video.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

And Now...

For Something Completely Different

Someone's got a healthy sense of humor.

Brick, where'd you get the hand grenade?
I...I don't know.

Larger Scale Gun-Control

Not only do they like the populace to be disarmed, now they want to abolish the military and send cops to defend our shores from foreign invasion. It seems even our soldiers and Marines can't be trusted with weapons in the liberal Utopia otherwise known as San Francisco...

I received a transcript from Hannity & Colmes, which I have never watched but I know the general jist of the show, from a campus mailing list I am on. The message that went with the link said "Read the whole thing. This man should be President in 2012."


Money Shot:

SANDOVAL: I don't think we should have a military. Absolutely.

COLMES: We shouldn't have a military? Wait a minute. Hold on. The United States should not have a military?

SANDOVAL: What good has it done for us in the last five years? That's right. What good has it done us...

HANNITY: Good grief.

SANDOVAL: ... in the last five years.

COLMES: Gerardo, wait a second.

SANDOVAL: We think about the billions that we're spending in Iraq right now, if we spend it on schools. We should not...

COLMES: The United States should not have a military?

SANDOVAL: That's correct.

COLMES: Are you kidding me?

That's right ladies and gents. Gererdo Sandoval, (D) San Francisco, for President of the US in 2012. Thats what the leftist faculty are clamoring for.

Are you kidding me?

La Resistance in CA

Well, it seems that the rallying cry of "Vive la resistance!" has succeeded in having the fatwhy removed from my blog. Thanks, gang!

Now I'll be directing La Resistance in a different, more important direction.

Via Marc and Uncle, I get disturbing news of the jack-booted thugs in Sacramento, trampling all over the citizens of the state and the rights this country was built on.

I'd been observing this thread at Calguns about the DOJ and their continued lack of respect for CA laws. Yes, the FFL had lower receivers stored outside their safe, which is a big no-no since the lower is the controlled component. However, now the DOJ is claiming that the receivers are "contraband" and refusing to return them.

Due to a lack of credible information, I can't really expand on those two basic premises of what has happened up until now.

I do know that DOJ JBT's have put the fear of God into FFLs here in sunny SoCal. A friend of mine, who wanted to purchase a rifle like mine, went to a shop to shoot the shit with one of the guys he trusts, and ended up being completely put off the whole thing. Words like "felony" and "confiscation" and "federal PMITA prison" can do that to your typical gun owner - that is to say, a law abiding citizen. Even though the information from the sales guy is incorrect, its still uncomfortable. There were also rumors, unsubstantiated, that all detachable mag semi-auto centerfire rifles are going to be banned. Mini-14's, M1A's, Kel-tec's and more. That's the rumor.

La Resistance is going to be watching this closely. I have a huge dog in this fight, and I don't take too kindly to law enforcement breaking laws to keep their boot on the neck of the populace. The law-abiding populace. Those of us who are keeping our nose clean and following the law to the letter are too often the victims of sweeping reforms designed to curb behaviors we don't exhibit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Last Valentine Thought

I love you guys...

This is just for you...

I promise it's fun and work safe.

Under Attack!

I have had a fatwa - no, excuse me - a fatwhy declared against me and my blog.

This. MEANS.

I urge each and every one of you to click through, visit al-Lay Lines, and leave the following message in the comments to one or many of Marc's posts.

We're "La Resistance."

Let him know that this unilateral action will be met with an equal and opposite reaction!

Now Marc is appealing to his readers - "But, but...he started it!"
But he actually started it here. It's all fun and games, and then he completely rejects the concept of "why?" Well I for one will not stand idly by while he singles out one of the Five W's for arbitrary discrimination! Will you stand with me?!?! If we don't protect the "why's" of this world, pretty soon he'll go after the "what's" and "where's" - it'll be grammatical genocide. I can't let that happen.

Singles Awareness Day

Here I sit, broken hearted,
Came to blog but barely started,

Out there came a rant and rave
To commemorate this crappy day.

Today marks the one year anniversary of this day last year. Surprise! I know it isn't just me that thinks this holiday is being far too commercialized and exploited. Why the fuck is it even a "holiday" - its more like just another "buy me something-iday". I mean, every other pop up ad I've gotten today is for something Valentine's Day related. I almost sent flowers to my ex-girlfriends just because the ads were so persistent. It's getting to be ridiculous.

In my opinion, florists and jewelers are marginalizing the other businesses in the mall and overlooking a tiny little niche market this time of year - single people. By constant subjection to the same "Diamonds are forever..." and "...a heart shaped locket..." and "...but flowers mean he loves you..." stuff on the TV, radio, net and billboards, it drives singles into shopping hibernation. I wouldn't particularly want to go to the mall to pick up a CD or something, only to have to walk past 3 jewelry stores and dozens of happy couples. It's just mean. But, if they changed the outlook of the whole thing, it might cater to a bigger audience.... I'd send one of my girl friends a dozen roses if they came with a dozen longnecks, but otherwise...nah.

The thing about trying to be nice on Valentine's Day is the uncertainty of it all.

I just read somewhere that 50% of dating couples split up on V-Day (thats Valentines, not the Vagina Monologues, though I can't tell the difference). One Half. 50/100. That, my friends, makes me glad to be single today. To make a reservation in August, buy the flowers, dry clean the suit, detail the car, buy tickets to a play and carefully choreograph the whole thing takes a lot of work and emotional effort, only to have your girlfriend decide she hates men today because "...Sally at works boyfriend totally forgot to make reservations and......" WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF SALLY'S INCOMPETENT BOOB! It takes too much out of you to put yourself up to such close scrutiny in an uncertain world.

Which, finally brings me to the culmination of my musing. V-Day is no longer a day about expressing your love for your boyfriend or girlfriend, wife or husband, significant other, mistress, etc. It has become a day to obsess over material goods and services and equate them to love. If you're anything like me, and you make your emotions and feelings known regularly, than today shouldn't be anything but another day. It's not. I have to prove something, according to the latest Zale's ad. Whatever...maybe it's hypocritical of me to say this now, after buying diamond earrings last V-Day. "Yeah, honey, those look great on you!" OF COURSE they do! They looked great in the fucking case too! Should leave them there, where they can roam free and frolick with the other diamonds.

So "happy" Singles Awareness Day. S.A.D. S-A-D -- think about that acronym. I can't even go to a decent bar tonight to have drinks with some of my friends because they'll be packed full of happy, smiling couples and couples that are on the verge of killing each other after tonight. I'm going to have to eat somewhere with a lighted menu and a drive thru because all of the decent places will be full of love and loathing. Enjoy yourselves - tomorrow, I take back the restaurants, with force if necessary.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Politically Incorrect

I decided that I was politically incorrect enough to warrant an application to the anti-PC League.

Er, that is to say, I am so politically incorrect as to warrant pointing it out to the world. You bastards...

Thought(s) Of The Day

"Assault weapons" have only one purpose, and that is to kill lots of people. Therefore, civilians don't need/can't have assault weapons. Police need assault weapons. Because police need to kill lots of people. Is that right?


Anyway, I have been told that there is violence galore in movies. I beg to differ.

The VP's ND

By now, everyone and their mother's dog has seen the story about Cheney shooting his hunting buddy.

I just can't bring myself to write anything this morning, as much as I want to. Instead, please check out these folks takes on the event.

Alphecca: Hey Cheney, Can I Call You 'Dick'?

Blogonomicon on The Dick Cheney Thing

Cowboy Blob's Take - Accident Nothing!

SayUncle says I Have To Mention It

The Texican Tattler echoes my sentiments

Xavier's Thoughts on the Incident

Last time I went dove hunting in Arizona I got showered a couple of times, and once I got a few more high-velocity pellets than I would have liked. 30 yards is pretty close, but I'd rather it be a 28ga than a 3" 12ga if I had the choice. Quail hunting is more difficult than dove, and they flush a lot closer to the ground. If Whittington was an inexperienced hunter and wandered into an area where flushing birds would be moving, or moved into a front quarter of the shooter, it'd be easy to see this happening. I may need to get one of these for next time I go hunting. What, they don't come in blaze orange?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

That;s Gotta Hurt

It's a good thing he didn't get killed. LESS LETHAL means "less" - not "this won't kill you."

Of course, judging by the last frame, he's gonna be wishing he was dead when he's pissing blood in a week.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Machine Gun v. Katana

.50 cal and a big sword...

Well, I know I always wanted to know which would win...didn't you?

Quote of the Day

In short, real men can handle a glock.
If your not a real man then don't buy one.
Some things in life are best handled by real men.
Its that simple.
Seen in the comments at Alphecca.

All I can say

I really wanted to say something, but I try to avoid comments where all I wanna say is "You're a f*cking retard."

Control This! Redux

Updating previous posts.

The experiment with the Million Moon March is ongoing.

They posted my drawing of "Sunshine"

They also posted Daniel, who has been convicted of lewd acts with children under 14.

You can judge the content of their character based on the company they keep.

Tactical Carbine

Tam has an excellent post up about the tactical carbine and it's role as a CQB home defense weapon.

Seeing as I just worked my way around all of these problems, and the fact that I agree with just about everything she said, I highly recommend dropping by.