Monday, March 31, 2008

Neither Rain...

nor more rain nor clouds nor closed shooting ranges nor squishy bog-like personal ranges nor freakin' 17MPH winds with 24MPH gusts nor reading comprehension problems nor enemy sniper-fire will keep the ePostal shooter from firing his appointed rounds in the season's first ePostal Match: Frequent Fliers. (hosted by the one and only Mr. Completely).


Ok, I made up the part about enemy sniper-fire, but there is precedent...
The local pistol range is closed due to remodeling. My backyard range was my last option, and it is SOGGY! And WINDY!! And a little rainy. (But no snipers.)

And, I shot twice as many rounds at the second target (the evil flies) as I was supposed to, most likely disqualifying myself. D'oh!!!

But I shot it, dangit! (Click to enlargificate)








































Those stupid flies!! I shot 20 shots (one for each fly) and then realized it was a 10 shot target.
I hit 11, so I gave myself a score of 5 (out of 10) on it, but I know it doesn't count.

Dang.

But I think given the conditions, 89 (out of a possible 100) is semi-respectable for the first target...

Guess who's hosting the next ePostal contest? Oh, yeah.
At least this time I'll know what the rules are...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Don't Forget the ePostal Match!!

It's due Monday night at the latest!!!

Get the dirt over at Mr. Completely's:

Contest: ePostal Match: Frequent Flier.

Dang! Our range is closed until May for remodling, and I have a swamp out back...

Hmm.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gratuitous Dog Blogging

The title says it all.

Jake and Haleigh sure are cute, so I feel it's justified.
(Click on pics for size increasification).
































Phew! Glad I got that out of my system!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blessings

A joyous easter to you all.

The church Easter presentation my mom helped ramrod was entertaining and inspiring.

Jesus died for your sins.
Tell him thanks. At least...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Battle Scar

Truly an epic blast from the past.
Battle Scar sung by two complete bands, Max Webster and Rush.

My cup runneth over...

Note: Even thought the song title is Battle Scar, the guy that made this video from the song likes to show open wounds. Weird. So hide the video if you wish, but crank your speakers.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Good Day

No cancer.
Sweet.

Hashimoto's thyroiditus. And no, it was not the result of a ninja attack; it’s the guy’s name who discovered it.

The reason the doc was wondering is because this disorder (which is some sort of autoimmune thing) is usually accompanied by hypothyroidism (not enough go juice), or sometimes hyperthyroidism (too much of a good thing).
Additionally, there are usually antibodies present that can easily be tested for with a blood test.

Curiously, I had none of these factors.
That's why there was the uncertainty of it all.
So I’m an odd duck, surprise surprise.

With only half my thyroid gone, and normal blood levels of the right stuff, that means no drugs for me. Yay!

6 month checkup will be in order – standard stuff.

Other good stuff:

10,000 rounds of target (or SHTF wampum, depending) ammo on the doorstep.
Mmmmm…ammo…

And finally, I am no longer a surge victim of Amazon!
I ordered the Irrational Atheist on January 19th. It's about danged time.

A good day for Vox Day.

In honor of Vox and his new book, I have set up my luxurious loaded libertarian lounge chair.
(Click to immensify)















Note the heavy armament, stereophonic-Day tomes, as well as the fruity beverage sans Vox-appropriate ornamentation.
(Sorry Vox, men aren't allowed to buy little drink-umbrella's in Ohio - it's a state law.)

Awwww...and look - you can even see the tips of the hollow-points in the revolver's cylinder on the right. That's so cute!

Hey, mom! I have a book for you!!

For the rest of you, you can learn much about the book (discussions and reviews pro and con, atheist, Christian, and other) here:

The Irrational Atheist
Atheism delenda est


You can order the hardcover book here:
The Irrational Atheist: Dissecting the Unholy Trinity of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens.
And how cool is this? Download it for a fee, or free, legally in PDF, DOC, PDB, and/or LIT formats-
Atheism delenda est, indeed...

And thanks for all your prayers.
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

But...That's Unpossible!!!




















So Barney is not only gay, he's a space alien, too?!?!


Titan’s surface organics surpass oil reserves on Earth

13 February 2008
Saturn’s orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to new Cassini data. The
hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and
dunes.

Hydrocarbons. You know - organic material. On a moon that runs about -180 Celcius.
How did all those dinosaurs and plants get on a moon of Saturn? Evolution? Aztec rocket ships? Was there moonal warming?

From an earlier study:
"We have determined that Titan's methane is not of biological origin, so it must
be replenished by geologic processes on Titan, perhaps venting from a supply in
the interior that could have been trapped there as the moon formed," said Dr.
Hasso Niemann of Goddard, principal investigator for the GCMS and lead author of
a paper on this research to appear in Nature on Dec. 8.


So the magic dinosaur story is still true here though, right? RIGHT??

Does this at least leave the possibility of terrestrial abiotic petroleum production on the table?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Smile!

My new smiley-face over a beautiful sunset of black blue orange purple and yellow...












Ahhh....the colors of springtime...

Yeah, it hurts some.
Wah. I'll get over it.

And thanks for all of your concern and prayers and good wishes. Really.

Follow-up appointment Thursday to see what the lab work says as to what removed mass consisted of.
My guess - It's nothing, and I'll be needing more beer and salt-laden pork-products in my diet.

But to business.
This gun used to be mine, now it belongs to a friend who wishes to sell it.














Sadly, I cannot afford to buy it back. (Very sadly!)














It's a stainless Kahr Arms MK 40 in 40 S and W.
Mag capacity is 5 + 1 or 6 +1, depending on which magazine you use (with or without grip extension). One of each magazine is included.













This is a nice carry piece to be sure. VERY small, with a lot of punch.
It is probably 98-99%, well cared for, and an excellent shooter.
It's also very pleasing to the eye and hand, and honestly, it's just a dang pleasure to shoot.










Let me know if you're interested.
Of course, all state and federal regulations must be followed, so if you're out of state (Ohio), it has to be an FFL to FFL transfer. Sorry. Vote for Ron Paul next time...

BTW, the serial number is intact, but has been digitally obfuscated for this posting, for obvious privacy reasons.

And don't forget, the first ePostal Contest of the season is on over at Mr. Completely's:
Frequent Flier.

You need to get in lot's of gun goodness before the November elections!!

Ok.
As you were.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Careful With That Mortar, Eugene

It's probably a Chines made mortar.
I guess the guy should have looked for the union label...
video

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Important Updates

On the biopsy results, so far, so good. Negative results for cancer but not conclusive.
Surgery is next week to remove half of my thyroid, and after the wet work, they'll take the squishy stuff and give it a good once-over, just to make sure. Should be cool.
Not off the hook yet, but close.

And thanks so much for your well-wishes and prayers.
Wow. God bless you all. :)

And now for the REALLY IMPORTANT UPDATE:

THE FIRST ePOSTAL CONTEST OF THE NEW SEASON IS UP AT MR. COMPLETELY'S PLACE!!!
WOO-HOO!!!
OH YEAHHHH!!!!
SuWeeeeet!!!!
(add your own exclamation here _________!!!!!)

This is perfect!
Cordite - known to shrink nodular growths.
Loud percussive noises - proven to be relaxing and therapeutic.
Speeding lead projectiles - HAPPY HAPPY!!!

So, Step 1 is to get the targets and rules here: Frequent Flier

Step 2: Grab your shooting gear (pursuant to the rules in the aforementioned link). Rimfire and centerfire, with and without optics are all welcome.

Step 3: Go blast holes in the targets!!

Step 4: Submit your targets to Mr. C

Step 5: Whine like a hungry puppy when I beat the pants off of you!!
(Heh. Step 5 is optional, and probably wishful thinking, but what the hay!)

See you at the range, yo.

And again, thanks.

Small Bleg

If you would, say a little prayer for me.
I get to see if I have the big C today.

Probably not.

But if so, there may be a whole lot of dead UN soldiers in the next few weeks.
And I'm never paying for a dog license again, either. So there.

Thanks.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I'm Shocked!

NOT!

Who'da thunk? Guns best crime deterrent after all
By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

When sexual assaults started rising in Orlando, Fla., in 1966, police officers noticed women were arming themselves, so they launched a firearms safety course for them. Over the next 12 months, sexual assaults plummeted by 88 percent, burglaries fell by 25 percent and not one of the 2,500 women who took the course fired a gun in a confrontation.

And that, says a new brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court by police officers and prosecutors in a controversial gun-ban dispute, is why gun ownership is important and should be available to individuals in the United States.

The arguments come in an amicus brief submitted by the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, whose spokesman, Ted Deeds, told WND there now are 92 different law enforcement voices speaking together to the Supreme Court in the Heller case.

"Guns save lives," the brief said. "In the hands of law-abiding citizens, guns provide very substantial public safety benefits. In all 50 states – but not the District – it is lawful to use firearms for defense against home invaders. The legal ownership of firearms for home defense is an important reason why the American rate of home invasion burglaries is far lower than in countries which prohibit or discourage home handgun defense."


I realize this comes as no surprise to most readers here, but it's nice to see in print once in a while...

Any bets if this makes CBS?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Dear Ohio and Texas

Let's show the politards that there are some of us that care about the Constitution and reasonable monetary and fiscal policy.

Vote for Ron Paul today.

Monday, March 03, 2008

True Colors

Apparently, murderous jackals can't change their spots, even after decades.
(Update - hear some of the phone conversations at the end of this post)

Planned Parenthood: Wanting fewer blacks 'understandable'
Abortion provider says 'yes' when 'donor' wants to reduce minorities


A student-run magazine at UCLA has revealed an undercover investigation in which representatives of Planned Parenthood, the nation's abortion industry leader, admitted willingness to accepting a financial donation targeting the destruction of an unborn black baby.

snip

The Advocate released a transcript of a conversation between an actor presuming to be a racist and wanting to make a donation, and a woman identified as Autumn Kersey, vice president of marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.



Actor: I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group, would that be possible?

Planned Parenthood: Absolutely.

Actor: Like the black community for example?

Planned Parenthood: Certainly.

Actor: The abortion – I can give money specifically for a black baby, that would be the purpose?

Planned Parenthood: Absolutely. If you wanted to designate that your gift be used to help an African-American woman in need, then we would certainly make sure that the gift was earmarked for that purpose.

Actor: Great, because I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don't want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids. I just had a baby; I want to put it in his name.

Planned Parenthood: Yes, absolutely.

Actor: And we don't, you know we just think, the less black kids out there the better.
Planned Parenthood: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable.

Actor: Right. I want to protect my son, so he can get into college.

Planned Parenthood: All right. Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited, and want to make sure I don't leave anything out.
Keep this in mind when you vote for the protectors of "tax-payer financed murder/genocide" "a womans right to choose".

And of course, no mainstream coverage.
I guess they didn't want to dis one of the most blessed and holy sacraments of the Left and the Democratic party.
But what do you expect from a group that protects rapists and pedophiles?

Update: The actual conversation is even more sickening than the transcript -

Saturday, March 01, 2008

What Police State?

Kalifornistan takes the next logical step...

Stolen shamelessly from Vox Day (who doesn't recognize intellectual property rights as a right, anyway. ;) ):

Intellectual death showers

I've argued that what now passes for "school" is nothing more than a statist propaganda factory meant to intellectually cripple children for a long time, but now a California appeals court has confirmed this to be the case:

A California court has ruled that several children in one homeschool family must be enrolled in a public school or "legally qualified" private school, and must attend, sending ripples of shock into the nation's homeschooling advocates as the family reviews its options for appeal.... Specifically, the appeals court said, the trial court had found that "keeping the children at home deprived them of situations where (1) they could interact with people outside the family, (2) there are people who could provide help if something is amiss in the children's lives, and (3) they could develop emotionally in a broader world than the parents' 'cloistered' setting."

There are few things more mindlessly cruel than sentencing a child to public school. The school Nazis know their factories are under threat, which is why they are ratcheting up the pressure on families who don't obediently send their children to the intellectual death showers.
Heh.
Intellectual death showers.

Good one.
If it wasn't so scary, it would be funny.